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Dollar Bay handed first loss of season by Bessemer, 73-60

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DOLLAR BAY — Two of the better Division 4 boys basketball teams in the Upper Peninsula got together Monday evening when Bessemer tackled Dollar Bay-Tamarack City. When the dust had settled, the visiting Speedboys had a well-earned 73-60 win in the Copper Mountain Conference. “I thought ...

Copper Kings cruise to 72-39 victory over Panthers

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EWEN — The Calumet Copper Kings boys basketball team dug deep after the first quarter and then opened the game up in the second en route to a 72-39 victory on the road at Ewen-Trout Creek Monday night. The two teams fought to a stalemate in the first quarter, 16-16, but Calumet scored 14 ...

Gremlins start strong in duo meet in Soo

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SAULT STE. MARIE — The Houghton Gremlins swim got off to a strong start with 29 qualifying swims and dives during a meet Friday in Sault Ste. Marie. “It was a really good start to our season,” said coach Erik Johnson. “I was impressed with the effort we put into the pool.” Johnson ...

Huskies rebound in 79-54 win over Purdue Northwest

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By EDDIE O'NEILL eoneill@mininggazette.com HOUGHTON — It was the like the tale of two teams for the Michigan Tech Huskies women's basketball team over the past week. The first “team” lost miserably on Thursday to UW-Parkside, 62-40. However, the same “team” showed up on Saturday ...

Tough loss: Huskies fall to rival Wildcats, 5-3, Friday

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MARQUETTE — Northern Michigan University goaltender Atte Tolvanen had a night he is never going to forget Friday and Wildcat fans will not forget it either. Tolvanen, who was recently named the WCHA Goaltender of the Month for November, made NMU-Michigan Tech rivalry history when he scored ...

Panthers take advantage of Vikings’ youth, win on the road

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BARAGA — The Baraga Vikings boys basketball team fell short at home to the Chassell Panthers who put up a 27-point effort during the first eight minutes of play with shot accuracy from all around the floor and an ability to move inside the paint quickly. “We had a much better start than ...

Bulldogs fall in shutout at home by Falcons, 3-0, Friday

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HANCOCK — Friday was a test of defensive toughness for the Hancock Bulldogs hockey team as they held the visiting Rochester United Falcons scoreless in the opening period with tough saves from Bulldogs goalie Philio Rios, who had 11  stops in the frame. Unfortunately, it was a matter of time ...

Lakes, Purple Hornets earn victories Thursday

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Lakes defeat Nimrods, 75-29 LAKE LINDEN —- The Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes scored 24 points in the opening eight minutes of play and then rolled from there to a 75-29 win at home over the visiting Watersmeet Nimrods Thursday. Carter Crouch led the way for the Lakes with 25 points on the ...

Copper Kings lose to Mountaineers in overtime

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CALUMET — The Calumet Copper Kings boys basketball team led by as many as 14 points over a very strong Iron Mountain Mountaineers team at home Friday night. A late bucket by Foster Wonders forced overtime, and the Mountaineers went on to score all seven points in the extra session to seal ...

Jets fall to Blue Bolts for second time in a week

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PAINESDALE — It may be one year later, but the Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts boys basketball team is exactly where they were last winter - unbeaten. The Blue Bolts, now 3-0, notched a 57-48 win over the Jeffers Jets Thursday night. Dollar Bay coach Jesse Kentala, who led his team to ...

Miners dig deep to defeat Gremlins, 65-33, Friday

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HOUGHTON — The Negaunee High girls basketball team had a little too much of everything in scoring a 65-33 win over Houghton Friday evening. The battle between perennial Upper Peninsula powers never materialized after a tight opening quarter. Negaunee took an early first-quarter lead and was ...

Copper Kings defeat Wykons

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CALUMET — Calumet claimed a 29-18 halftime lead and held off West Iron County, 58-50, in West PAC girls basketball Thursday. The Wykons (1-1) got within three points in the fourth quarter. “Elli Djerf and Celia Killunen did a great job limiting (Eden) Golliher,” Calumet coach Matt ...

Panthers, Vikings both earn victories

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Panthers shuts down Lakes on road, 54-28 LAKE LINDEN — Despite a stronger second half than their first, the Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes girls basketball team struggled to keep up with Ewen-Trout Creek's Elise Besonen and Abbe LeGault, who combined for 29 points as the Panthers defeated the ...

Gremlins, Spartans skate to 3-3 tie

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HOUGHTON — The Houghton Gremlins hockey team jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first period, but themselves having to fight for their life in the third period in a 3-3 tie against the Livonia Stevenson Spartans Friday at the Dee Stadium. The Gremlins struck first 8:03 into the contest when ...

Starting to click: Smith and linemates starting to score

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HOUGHTON — After 20- and 22-point seasons in his first two seasons with the Michigan Tech Huskies, junior center Alex Smith struggled out of the gates in 2018-19, picking up just one point in his first four games. Since Nov. 2, things have started to turn in Smith’s favor. He has three ...

Rivalry renewed: Huskies get ready to face Wildcats

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HOUGHTON — The Michigan Tech Huskies hockey team is eight games into the WHCA portion of their season, and after an explosive second period on Saturday against Bemidji State, they 7-0-1 in conference play, which has them still in first place. Key goals from senior forward Dylan Steman, who ...

Vikings top Blue Bolts

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DOLLAR BAY —- A very young Dollar Bay-Tamarack City Blue Bolts girls basketball team suffered their first loss of the season Tuesday as they fell on the road against the Baraga Vikings 58-8. The Blue Bolts had no answer for Erin Kamarainen in the first quarter as she racked up nine of her ...