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Prep volleyball: Houghton, Calumet secure victories

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LAKE LINDEN — The Houghton Gremlins rallied to sweep the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes in a nonconference match Thursday in Lake Linden. In the third set, LL-H led 20-13 before the Gremlins rallied with a 12-1 run to close the set and secure a sweep (25-22, 25-16, 25-21).  “A decent match ...

Michigan Tech prepares for Northwood’s option attack

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Michigan Tech (3-2, 2-1 GLIAC) at Northwood (2-3, 0-3 GLIAC) When: Saturday, 1 p.m. Where: Hantz Stadium. Radio: 93.5 FM. Online stream: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/northwood/  Series: Northwood leads 22-21. Four storylines - - - 1. Defending Northwood The Northwood ...

Hancock bounces back to beat L’Anse in 4 sets

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HANCOCK — The Hancock Bulldogs rallied after dropping the first set to the L'Anse Purple Hornets to record a four-set West-PAC volleyball victory (20-25, 25-13, 25-9, 25-17) Thursday in Hancock. Karena Holmstrom led Hancock's attack with 14 kills, while D'Andra Kero added six kills. ...

Finlandia seeks 2nd straight victory

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HANCOCK — Two young football programs will get together Saturday afternoon when Finlandia University hosts Robert Morris-Peoria at 1 p.m. at McAfee Field. The Colonials, who are 1-4 on the season, began their program in 2013, while the Finlandia Lions started up the sport in ...

Local schools set to make late playoff push

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With three weeks of the regular season remaining, the Copper Country could possibly end up with as many as four 11-person football teams reaching the postseason — in addition to the Ontonagon Gladiators in eight-person football. Here is a rundown of where each local team currently ...

Front office messed up ‘17 Tigers

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When the baseball historians file a 2017 report on the Detroit Tigers, it will be one filled with disaster. The Tigers, once a legitimate contender for at least ten seasons, fell swiftly to the bottom of the league. How bad were the Tigers this season? Well, they will get the top pick in ...

Hancock continues to grow, sweeps young Dollar Bay

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HANCOCK — When you have a relatively young team in any sport, patience is sometimes the key word for a coach. Hancock coach Sarah Grieger would be the first to agree with that statement. “We're trying to learn from each game and each practice,” Greiger said after her team's 3-0 (25-13, ...

L’Anse, Hancock remain in UPSSA poll

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The Hancock Bulldogs and L’Anse Purple Hornets retained spots in the latest UPSSA poll. Hancock (5-1, 4-1) enters at No. 5 in the Big Five, while L’Anse (4-2, 3-1) drops to No. 4 in the Little Five. The Bulldogs will look to earn their first playoff berth since 2006 with a victory over ...

Tech’s Petersen named GLIAC Player of Week

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BAY CITY, Mich. — Michigan Tech's MacAulay Petersen was named the GLIAC North Division Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Huskies in kills over their week split at Grand Valley State and Wayne State. Sophomore outside hitter, Petersen, racked up 26 kills to lead the Huskies to a ...

Tech hockey falls 3-2 to Wisconsin in opener

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MADISON — With eight faces in the lineup Sunday who weren't available last season during their run to the WCHA playoff championship, the Michigan Tech Huskies looked like a team with a lot of changeover in their season-opener against the No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers at the Kohl Center. The longer ...

LL-H rallies from early deficit to beat BR-H 24-12

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HARRIS — It looked early like a for-sure homecoming victory Saturday for the Bark River-Harris football team. The Broncos busted out to a quick 12-0 lead and dominated the statistics all afternoon. But the game soured quickly and Lake Linden-Hubbell pulled off its sweetest Mid-Eastern ...

Finlandia defeats Lewis-Clark 54-44 for 1st win of season

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HANCOCK — It would have been a tossup to see who was more exhausted after Saturday's Lewis-Clark Valley-Finlandia University football game. In the end, it might have been the scorekeeper at McAfee Field, as the Lions scored a 54-44 win. “I don't know that either team let their foot off ...

Tech XC men win Bay Invite

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FLAT ROCK -- It was a great day for a college cross country meet Saturday as the Michigan Tech men and the Northern Michigan women took home the titles. The Huskies won the men's race with 24 points followed by Lake Superior State with 37 and Bay College with 85 to round out the top ...

Hancock scores touchdowns on first 6 drives to top Hurley 56-20

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HANCOCK — Up and down the Hancock Bulldogs went, piling up video game-like stats as their tempo and multitude of skill players overwhelmed the Hurley Midgets. But the most impressive statistic in Hancock's 56-20 West-PAC win over Hurley was 6 for 6: Hancock had six possessions in the first ...

Houghton defeats Northland Pines 32-0 for first victory of season

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HOUGHTON — Jake Rajala had a little more incentive than most people figured Friday night against Northland Pines. "This was the final game to ever be played here (Alumni Field)," the Houghton senior fullback said after leading the Gremlins to their first win of the season, a 32-0 pasting of ...

Calumet’s miscues lead to 53-20 WIC win

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IRON RIVER — Jayce Brockhagen rushed for five touchdowns and West Iron County trimmed Calumet 53-20 in West-PAC football Friday at Nelson Field. Brockhagen, a 245-pound senior, ran for three short scores in the second and two more in the third. He covered 36 and 11 yards for the second-half ...