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Calumet Softball Sweeps LL-H – Tuesday Sports Wrap

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High School
In high school softball yesterday…
– Calumet swept Lake Linden 4-1 and 24-9. Kendra Keranen drove in three runs in the first game, and Emily Erkkila struck out nine for the win. The Lakes opened an early 5-1 lead in the nightcap, but Calumet responded with a power surge. Celia Peterson blasted two, two-run homers. Allison Spence added a solo shot, and winning pitcher Kayley King hit a grand slam.
– Houghton v Baraga – no report.
– Hancock v Jeffers – no report.
– L’Anse v the Gogebic Miners – no report.

In softball today…
– Jeffers plays at Calumet.

In baseball today…
– Calumet welcomes the Gogebic Miners.
– Hancock hosts L’Anse.
– Houghton entertains Jeffers.

In golf, some local teams will compete at the Negaunee Invitational at the Wawanowin Club.

In track, local teams will compete at the Asphalt Invitational at Hancock.


Former Houghton High School standout Cale Markham will join the Finlandia hockey team next season. Markham helped lead the Gremlins to the state Division III championship games in 2012 and 2015. Two seasons ago, he played for the Tottenham, Ontario, Steam of the Greater Metro Junior A Hockey League. Last season, he split time between the Chatham Maroons and Lambton Shores Predators of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League.

The Detroit Tigers had yesterday off, and open a series at Arizona tonight. Justin Verlander will start against former Tiger Robbie Ray. Pregame coverage will begin at 9:15 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

The Milwaukee Brewers also had yesterday off. They’ll begin a home series against the Boston Red Sox tonight. Wily Peralta will pitch against Drew Pomeranz.

In the NHL playoffs yesterday…
– The Capitals defeated the Penguins 5-2. That series is tied 3-3.

– The Rangers host the Senators. Ottawa leads that series 3-2.

In the NBA playoffs yesterday…
– The Warriors eliminated the Jazz 121-95. Golden State swept that series 4-0,

– The Spurs host the Rockets. That series is tied 2-2.

Golf Clinic
UP Health System-Portage and the Portage Lake Golf Course will hold a free clinic to help you get ready for the summer golf season. The clinic will be held Thursday at 6:00 at the new Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center on US-41 in Calumet. Learn proper warm-up techniques and receive swing tips. Registration is limited to 25 participants. Call 337-4029 to sign up.

Our high school spring sports coverage will continue Friday, as the Jeffers baseball team hosts L’Anse for a doubleheader. Pregame coverage will start around 3:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Email sports stories and results to mornings@up.net.

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