Sports

Chassell improves as districts approach, sweeps Bessemer

Local Sports

CHASSELL — Volleyball observers dismissing Chassell as an also-ran in the upcoming Class C district tournament might want to take a closer look at the Panthers. Chassell moved its record to 10-3 overall and 5-1 in the Copper Mountain Conference with an easy 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-5) win over ...

Calumet, Houghton get wins; Hancock falls to WIC

Local Sports

CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings continued to roll against the Negaunee Miners, earning a sweep (25-10, 25-13, 25-11) Tuesday in nonconference action in Calumet.  Lea Bjorn led Calumet with 21 kills on 37 attempts; Brea Johnson added 22 assists; and Amber Johnson recorded 20 ...

Iron Mountain applies to join the West-PAC

Local Sports

IRON MOUNTAIN — Iron Mountain High School could be playing athletic events as far away as Ironwood after the school applied to join the West-PAC. A decision could come by Oct. 18, athletic director Joe Pontbriand said. Pontbriand said the West PAC will be meeting Oct. 16 to determine ...

Tradition comes back to HCHS

Sports columns

One of the toughest things in any sport is rebuilding a tradition. Now, tradition is one of those things that can't be borrowed or stolen. It can only be achieved through hard work and by winning. Hancock High football coach Ted Holmstrom is currently achieving just that with a co-op ...

Calumet’s Clarity Gipp records 1st career XC win

Local Sports

IRON RIVER — Calumet’s Clarity Gipp has been among the frontrunners throughout this cross country season. The freshman harrier took it a step further in Monday’s West Iron County Invitational, earning her first varsity victory by covering the hilly 2.8-mile course in 18 minutes, 56 ...

Poll: Hancock set to face WIC in major West-PAC showdown

Local Sports

The Hancock Bulldogs retain their No. 5 ranking in the Big Five in the Week 5 UPSSA football poll. Hancock is coming off a 56-32 win over the Gwinn Modeltowners, securing Hancock's playoff berth. The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes and L’Anse Purple Hornets each earned honorable mention in the ...

Tech’s Auk, Misiak named WCHA Players of Week

Local Sports

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Mark Auk and Justin Misiak of the Michigan Tech hockey team have been named WCHA Players of the Week. Auk was named the WCHA Defensive Player of the Week and Misiak picked up WCHA Rookie of the Week honors. Auk was named Most Valuable Player of the 2017 Ice Breaker ...

Hockey is now back

Sports columns

Over the course of the last week, the sport I consider the best one on the planet, hockey, kicked into high gear. Locally, the Michigan Tech Huskies started their season with a loss to No. 12 Wisconsin, and then followed that loss with a pair of victories over Union and Minnesota-Duluth. ...

LL-H powers past Houghton 12-8 on rainy day

Local Sports

LAKE LINDEN — Steady rains and a slick field means power football between the tackles with sturdy backs running downhill.  It’s the type of physical style the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes and Houghton Gremlins have showcased all season. Nothing fancy, just line up and see who can impose ...

Ghormley steps up, Tech defeats Tiffin

Local Sports

HOUGHTON — The Tiffin Dragons volleyball team came into their matchup Saturday with the Michigan Tech Huskies on the GLIAC's second-longest winning streak. Coming off a win at Northern Michigan on Friday, the Dragons had a plan: shut down outside hitter MacAuley Petersen with their ...

Tech comes up short vs. Northwood 29-24

Local Sports

MIDLAND, Mich. — The Michigan Tech football team saw a two-game winning streak come to an end on Saturday, losing 29-24 to the Northwood Timberwolves at Northwood. The Huskies overcame a 14-0 first half deficit to take the lead 24-23 with 8:35 to go in the fourth quarter. However, the ...

Finlandia holds off Robert Morris-Peoria 42-20

Local Sports

HANCOCK — On a day better suited for duck hunting, the Finlandia University football team used a secret weapon to defeat help Robert Morris-Peoria Saturday afternoon. Junior place kicker Avery Huibregtse was perfect on four field goals in his team's 42-20 victory. “Having him ...

Calumet finishes 2nd in Suttons Bay Invite; Houghton takes 5th

Local Sports

SUTTONS BAY — The Calumet Copper Kings earned runner-up honors in the Gold Bracket at the 14-team Suttons Bay Invite Saturday. Calumet fell to Kingsley in the championship match 21-25, 20-25. The Copper Kings were undefeated prior to the matchup with Kingsley, defeating Suttons Bay ...

Lakes come in 2nd at Michigan-Wisconsin Invite

Local Sports

IRONWOOD — The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes took second at the Michigan-Wisconsin Invite Saturday in Ironwood. LL-H fell to Mercer (23-25, 8-25) in the championship match. “Good day overall, but disappointing we weren't able to defend our title from last year,” LL-H head coach Maureen ...

Tech soccer edges NMU 1-0

Local Sports

MARQUETTE — The Michigan Tech soccer team held on for a 1-0 GLIAC victory Sunday afternoon at rival Northern Michigan University. The Huskies picked up the lone goal of the match in the 26th-minute and withstood the Wildcat attack to preserve the shutout. “Our team played hard from start ...

Calumet defeats L’Anse 22-14 thanks to smashmouth style

Local Sports

L'ANSE — A dominant power-running game between the tackles, matched by a swarming physical defense were the trademarks of the Calumet Copper Kings the past two seasons. That hard-nosed brand of football garnered consecutive West-PAC titles, but has since mostly eluded this year's Calumet ...

Hancock tops Gwinn 56-32 to secure playoff berth

Local Sports

GWINN — Colton Salani accounted for six touchdowns, five passing and one rushing, and Gwinn couldn’t hang with Hancock’s quick-strike offense as the Bulldogs defeated the Modeltowners 56-32 at McCormick Field on Friday night. Salani completed just 9 for 11 through the air, but rolled up ...

Tech volleyball accomplishes goal, sweeps Ashland

Local Sports

HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies swept the Ashland Eagles in the SDC Friday to advance to a 5-3 record in the GLIAC. The Huskies pulled away for a 25-15 win in set one and persevered in set two 25-23 and three 25-27. Olivia Ghormley and Emilia Widen scored the match point with a big block ...