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Gremlins hope defense can help them win a championship

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HOUGHTON — After multiple seasons as the team to beat in the area, the Houghton Gremlins have had to sit on the sidelines the last two seasons and see their two rivals, the Hancock Bulldogs and the Calumet Copper Kings, compete for Division 3 state titles. The Gremlins have not won a title of ...

Tech women aim to continue winning ways

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HOUGHTON — It didn’t take long for either Lindsay Winter or Kelli Guy to prove they can take on the role as Tech’s leading scorer.  Winter paced Tech with 29 points and 11 rebounds in Tech’s 65-48 season-opening win over Davis & Elkins, while Guy finished with 25 points in the ...

There is girls basketball talent in the area

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Finlandia University first-year women's basketball coach John “Mo” Motherwell knows there is high school talent in the Copper Country. If he had any doubts, last Friday night's Mid Michigan Community College and Finlandia meeting was good proof. The top four scorers in the contest, Kelsie ...

Finlandia men lose to Lakeland 84-55

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HANCOCK — A strong second half was not enough as the Finlandia men's basketball team (0-1) lost 84-65 to Lakeland (1-0), Wednesday night at Wolzen Gymnasium. Lakeland went on a 17-6 run in the first five minutes of the game. Finlandia got their bearings and scored seven straight points. ...

Rough 2nd quarter dooms FU women against Lakeland

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PLYMOUTH, Wis. — A tough second period was the difference as the Finlandia University women's basketball team (0-1) lost 78-59 to Lakeland (1-0), Wednesday night at Wolzen Gymnasium. In the second period, the Muskies outscored FinnU 36-11 behind 76.2 percent shooting from the floor. Led ...

Calumet sweeps Houghton Lake to return to Battle Creek

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MUNISING — After getting swept by Bronson in the 2016 Class C state semifinals, then-assistant Calumet coach Matt Laho made a promise to his returning players in the Kellogg Arena locker room that they would be back in Battle Creek the following season to compete for a state ...

9 Tech football players receive GLIAC recognition

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BAY CITY — The Michigan Tech football team had nine players earn GLIAC postseason honors when they were announced by the conference office on Tuesday. Junior offensive lineman Jeremy Bell, junior defensive lineman Cody Goldsworthy and sophomore wide receiver Jacob Wenzlick were named to the ...

Winter named player of the week

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HOUGHTON — Michigan Tech senior guard Lindsay Winter has been selected as the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week for her performances against Davis & Elkins and Ursuline in the opening weekend of the 2017-18 season. Winter helped guide the Huskies to a 65-48 victory over Davis & ...

Nettell looks to turn around Jeffers hockey

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HOUGHTON — If they had suffered through the types of injuries the Hancock Bulldogs suffered through, the Jeffers Jets hockey team would have felt good about how their 2016-17 season played out. Instead, they dealt with something potentially more crippling: a midseason coaching change. Last ...

Michigan Tech blown out in season finale to Ferris State, 49-7

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HOUGHTON — There weren’t many highlights in Michigan Tech’s 49-7 loss to the No. 11 Ferris State Bulldogs on a cold Saturday afternoon at Sherman Field. Tech was outgained 494-145 and outplayed in every facet of the game. But if there was a sliver of potential for the future on a gloomy ...

Tech women defeat Ursuline

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PEPPER PIKE, Ohio — The Michigan Tech women's basketball team wrapped up an impressive opening weekend of the season with an 81-67 nonconference victory at Ursuline College Saturday afternoon. The Huskies outscored the Arrows 24-17 in the third quarter to create some separation but had to ...

Tech volleyball drops season finale to Ferris State

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies volleyball team wrapped up their final regular season GGLIAC match in the SDC Varsity Gym Saturday, in a 3-1 heartbreaker vs. the Ferris State Bulldogs. The Huskies honored seniors Elle Heinonen, Halie Hart, Lauren Emmert and Stephanie Dietrich to ...

Finlandia women finish in tie with St. Norbert

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HANCOCK — The game resembled a rollercoaster as the Finlandia University women's hockey team (1-3-1, 1-2-1 NCHA) took a 4-4 overtime tie with St. Norbert (3-2-1, 3-0-1 NCHA), Saturday afternoon at the Houghton County Arena.  St. Norbert drew first blood scoring at the 7:03 mark. Just under ...

Michigan Tech defeats NMU 4-1 for 1st win in last 5 games

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HOUGHTON — Jake Lucchini found himself in a tough spot on the right side of the ice with 7:01 left in the second period. Surrounded by two Northern Michigan defenders, the junior managed to escape by connecting a pass to Gavin Gould, who found the back of the net for Tech's third goal of the ...

Loukus, Sebbas lead MMCC past Finlandia

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HANCOCK — With the help of a couple of former Copper Country standouts, Mid Michigan College scored a 67-62 exhibition victory over Finlandia University Friday night at Paavo Nurmi Gymnasium. Ex-Calumet High star Clara Loukus netted a team-high 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds for the ...

No. 21 Tech women top Davis & Elkins

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HOUGHTON, Mich. – The Michigan Tech women's basketball team used strong second and third quarters to overtake Davis & Elkins 65-48 Friday afternoon at Ursuline College in the 2017-18 opener. The Huskies outscored the Senators 23-14 in the second period and then 19-10 in the third after ...