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Blue Bolts Earn Copper Mountain Title – Friday Sports Wrap

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High School
The boys regular basketball season wrapped up last night…
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City won its first conference championship since 1995, taking the Copper Mountain title by defeating Jeffers in a testy game, 54-46.
– Calumet defeated Hancock 66-54. Matt Ojala scored 20 for the Copper Kings. Chad Raasio of the Bulldogs led all scorers with 22.
– Houghton lost to Marquette 78-34.
– Ontonagon outscored Baraga 57-31. Mitch Borseth scored 25 for the Gladiators.
– L’Anse fell to Westwood 51-28.
– Ewen-Trout Creek lost to Bessemer 74-48.

In the girls basketball tournament tonight…
– In Class D at Lake Linden, Baraga and Jeffers will play for the district title at 7:00. Our coverage will begin around 6:40 on 97.7 The Wolf and TheWolf.com.
– In Class B, Houghton will entertain Gladstone for the district title at 7:00. Our coverage will start around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

In the regional hockey final tomorrow, Calumet and Houghton will meet at 1:30 at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Our broadcast will begin around 1:10 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. Sault Ste Marie was eliminated by Alpena 3-1 in the Region 18 semifinal last night. That means that the quarterfinal game next Wednesday will be played at the Soo, and not at Marquette.

Houghton goaltender Will Stier has been named the LTU Michigan North Division player of the week for last week. The statewide voting is coordinated by the hockey coaching staff at Lawrence Tech. KBear 102 is a member of the voting panel.

The Michigan Tech hockey team opens play in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Tournament tonight. The second-seeded Huskies will face seventh-seed Lake Superior State. Games begin at 7:07 tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday if needed at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

The Northern Michigan University hockey team is seeded eighth in the WCHA tourney. The Wildcats will play at top-seed Bemidji State tonight, tomorrow night, and Sunday if necessary.

The MTU women’s basketball team will play top-seed Ashland in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Association semifinal tomorrow. The game will begin at 2:00 at Ashland. The MTU men’s team will face top-seed Ferris State in the GLIAC semifinals tomorrow at 3:00 at Big Rapids.

The Finlandia baseball team dropped a pair of games to Waynesburg University yesterday, 22-1 and 12-1. The Lions will conclude their spring visit to Orlando against Martin Luther College today.

The Finlandia University softball team continued their spring visit to Clermont, Florida, with a pair of victories yesterday. The Lions opened the day by defeating Concordia-Moorhead 13-7. After spotting the Cobbers four runs in the top of the first, Finlandia responded with seven in the bottom of the inning to take control. In the second contest, Finlandia pounded Houghton College from New York 11-3. The Lions collected 18 hits, and stole seven bases. Finlandis will take on the Milwaukee School of Engineering and Augustana College this morning.

The Calumet Wolverines visit the Monroe Blues tomorrow night.

The Portage Lake Pioneers will play at Marquette tomorrow night.

The Detroit Red Wings will skate at Calgary tonight. Faceoff is at 9:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

The Detroit Pistons play at Philadelphia tomorrow night. Tip-off is at 6:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

In Grapefruit League baseball yesterday, the Detroit Tigers gave up seven runs in the third inning, and lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-1. Justin Verlander allowed two runs in the second inning, and was charged with one of the third inning runs when reliever Chad Bell gave up a grand slam. The Tigers will face the Rays this afternoon.

The Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Seattle Mariners 6-2 in Cactus League play yesterday. The Brewers will face the Los Angeles Angels this afternoon.

CopperDog 150
The eighth annual CopperDog dogsled races will begin tonight in Calumet. Mushers in the 10-dog 150 and the six-dog 80 will begin leaving the starting gate at 7:00. Opening ceremonies will start at 6:30. Five of the six former winners of the 150 will be in the field, including two-time defending champion Dennis LaBoda. Stage one of the 150 will end tonight in Eagle Harbor. Tomorrow, stage two will run from Eagle Harbor to Copper Harbor. Stage one of the 80 will run from Calumet to Eagle River tonight. Both races will close Sunday with the final stage from Copper Harbor to Calumet. Listen for complete race coverage on the voice of the CopperDog 150, 97.7 The Wolf.

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