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Great Lakes Skate: Playoff Change Scores

Great Lakes Skate: Playoff Change Scores
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Longtime coordinator of off-ice officials for the MHSAA Ice Hockey Finals Jim Gagleard often noticed it during his annual three days traversing the hallways and locker rooms beneath the stands at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth.  “You could see it in the p...
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Peterson Repeats, Houghton Back on Top

Peterson Repeats, Houghton Back on Top
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
The Houghton boys saved their best for last here Wednesday, earning their fifth Upper Peninsula Division 1 golf championship in eight years and first since 2016. The Gremlins, with 321 strokes, edged Marquette (323) and two-time reigning champ Escanaba (325) at Escanab...
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Goalie, Country Day Lock Down D3 Again

Goalie, Country Day Lock Down D3 Again
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Nobody could have known it at the time, but Houghton’s hockey team reached its quota of goals Saturday after only 56 seconds of play. Sam Evola of Detroit Country Day might give up one goal, but that’s going to be it when he plays at USA Hockey Arena.
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D3 Preview: Challenging the Champ

D3 Preview: Challenging the Champ
Thursday, March 7, 2019
A year ago, Detroit Country Day won its first MHSAA hockey championship since 1981 – and a year later, Houghton may have to go through the Yellowjackets to win its first title on the ice since 1982. But two others will challenge the past champions recent and old....
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Hockey Owns Long History in Michigan HS Lore

Hockey Owns Long History in Michigan HS Lore
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Growth in Michigan high school hockey since 1972 had been spectacular. During the 1972-73 school year, according to Michigan High School Athletic Association assistant director Warren McKenzie, there were 32 high school teams playing varsity schedules. In 1973-74, there...
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Houghton Repeats to End Perfect Season

Houghton Repeats to End Perfect Season
Sunday, February 17, 2019
The Houghton boys completed a perfect swimming & diving season Saturday while retaining their Upper Peninsula title with 313 points. The Gremlins earned their second straight U.P. Finals title after finishing runners-up in both 2016 and 2017.
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Marquette Rises to Match Challengers

Marquette Rises to Match Challengers
Sunday, June 3, 2018
The Marquette boys continued their hold on the Upper Peninsula Division 1 track title Saturday, winning for the fourth straight season with 110 points.
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Preview: Prepare for Close Finishes

Preview: Prepare for Close Finishes
Friday, June 1, 2018
Predicting the outcomes of MHSAA Track & Field Finals can be quite a leap.  But here's a semi-reliable forecast after hours of poring over the qualifiers for Saturday's seven boys meets: Expect plenty of close competition as a number of teams have the singular...
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Champ's Strong Finish Keys Escanaba Run

Champ's Strong Finish Keys Escanaba Run
Thursday, May 31, 2018
Two past Upper Peninsula golf champions went head-to-head here Thursday, and as play stopped for a heavy downpour, the momentum made a tremendous switch after play resumed to help decide the issue. Junior Paxton Johnson of Escanaba used the 30-minute rain delay to turn...
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Performance: Houghton's Clayton Sayen

Performance: Houghton's Clayton Sayen
Monday, May 14, 2018
Houghton senior Clayton Sayen added another night of highlights to an incredible senior campaign, winning a rare race combination of the 100, 400 and 3,200 meters at the Ontonagon Invitational on May 4 to earn the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the W...
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Houghton-Hancock Wins Close D2 Race

Houghton-Hancock Wins Close D2 Race
Monday, February 26, 2018
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep thought it had won the program's first MHSAA skiing championship since 2006. Instead, Houghton-Hancock roared back to take its second crown in program history and first since 2010.
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'Powerhouse' Gladstone Girls Take Back Title

'Powerhouse' Gladstone Girls Take Back Title
Sunday, February 18, 2018
It takes a team effort to win an Upper Peninsula swimming & diving title, and that was definitely true for the Gladstone girls team Saturday. The Braves were facing some stiff competition from Marquette and reigning champion Houghton. But Gladstone got a record-bre...
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Houghton Boys Rise With Last-Event Win

Houghton Boys Rise With Last-Event Win
Sunday, February 18, 2018
For the past two years, the Houghton boys swimming & diving team has watched Marquette come out ahead of the Gremlins for the Upper Peninsula Finals championship. On Saturday, the Gremlins finally finished on top, but it came down to the wire.
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Brighton Trip North Always Unforgettable

Brighton Trip North Always Unforgettable
Monday, January 22, 2018
It starts before dawn on a chilly Thursday in Brighton. Cases of water and sports drinks, a bucket of pucks, water bottles, 20 hockey bags, five dozen or so sticks, luggage for players, parents, coaches and others, bags of oranges and apples – all are loaded...
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New Champions Reign at UP Boys Finals

New Champions Reign at UP Boys Finals
Saturday, October 21, 2017
The Gogebic and Brimley boys had never been crowned Upper Peninsula cross country champions before Saturday, and Houghton won for the first time in six years. The only repeat winner was Brimley's Austin Plotkin, who repeated as the fastest runner in UP Division 3.
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Preview: Experience Takes the Lead

Preview: Experience Takes the Lead
Friday, October 20, 2017
Familiar faces could dominate photo finishes at Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Boys Cross Country Finals at Pictured Rocks Golf Club in Munising. Two reigning individual champions are back from a year ago, as is the runner-up from the race where the winner has moved ...
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Preview: Watch for Falling Records

Preview: Watch for Falling Records
Friday, June 2, 2017
If there is one theme that can be drawn across all seven MHSAA Girls Track & Field Finals to be run Saturday, it’s probably this: There are plenty of standouts who have climbed the medal stand before – and could knock down a number of records on their w...
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Preview: Star Power Expected to Shine

Preview: Star Power Expected to Shine
Friday, June 2, 2017
The MHSAA Track & Field Finals again will draw one of the largest groups of competitors of any championship event in the state this school year. And fans surely will recognize a number of names from Finals past – including, on the boys side, a number of senio...
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Escanaba Conquers Cold to Repeat

Escanaba Conquers Cold to Repeat
Thursday, June 1, 2017
There was a brisk wind blowing Wednesday afternoon on the Northern Michigan University Golf Course, but the tough conditions didn’t have an effect on the Escanaba girls team. The Eskymos fought their way through the cold and won their second straight Upper Penins...
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Indoor Tracks Give UP Early Opportunities

Indoor Tracks Give UP Early Opportunities
Thursday, April 13, 2017
There was a time when hosting a track meet in early April was nearly impossible in the Upper Peninsula. Indoor tracks weren’t available, and the long winters sometimes made it difficult to hold outdoor meets even in mid to late April. That no longer holds true as...
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