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In boys basketball Friday night…
– Calumet overpowered Lake Linden-Hubbell 90-63. The Copper Kings dominated from the start, and built a 46 – 35 halftime lead. Calumet’s David Kaipio led all scorers with 25. Jason Sutherland scored 21 for the Lakes.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City downed Chassell 61-43. Jaden Janke led the Blue Bolts with 21 points, and Devin Schmitz added 20.
– Jeffers raced past L’Anse 73-45.
– Houghton’s game at Westwood was canceled. No make-up plans were announced.
– Hancock’s game against West Iron County was canceled. The game will be made up next week only if it has a bearing on the WestPAC standings.
– Baraga’s game against Watersmeet was postponed to Monday, February 27th.
– Ontonagon’s game against Bessemer was canceled. No make-up plans were announced.
In girls high school basketball Friday night, the Ewen-Trout Creek game at Watersmeet was canceled.
Our full coverage of the Class D girls district at Lake Linden will begin Monday on 97.7 The Wolf and TheWolf.com. We’ll cover Houghton’s opening game in the Class B playoffs Wednesday on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
Calumet’s Rory Anderson has been named the Great Lakes Conference Hockey Player of the Year. Copper Kings coach Dan Giachino was named Coach of the Year. Copper Country players dominated the All-Conference First Team, which includes forwards Alex Nordstrom and Teddy Randell from Hancock, forward Brent Loukus and defensemen Trevor Johnson and Jack Sturos from Calumet, and Hancock goaltender Dawson Kero.
Local players on the Second Team include Houghton forwards Jacob Kruse and Dawson McKay, Houghton defenseman Kevin Bostwick, and Calumet goaltender Nick Voelker. Honorable mention recipients include Calumet forward Ed Beiring, Hancock forward Lance Kangas, and Hancock defenseman Tanner Givens. See the full All-Conference roster here.
Listen for complete coverage of the hockey tournament beginning Monday as Hancock faces Calumet on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. Our pregame coverage will begin around 6:35 from the SDC.
The Michigan Tech hockey team claimed the number-two seed in the upcoming Western Collegiate Hockey Association tournament with a 3-2 victory over Northern Michigan University Friday night. Robbie Payne gave the Huskies an early lead, but the Wildcats also scored in the first period. Thomas Beretta and Shane Hanna scored for Tech in the second period, and the Huskies held on to earn the win. Angus Redmond made 29 saves. MTU and NMU close the regular season tonight at 7:07 at MacInnes Arena. Tech’s seniors will be honored after the game. Northern Michigan University would clinch the eighth seed in the WCHA playoffs with a regulation victory tonight, or if Alabama-Huntsville loses in regulation. Any other combination could force the seed to be determined by a series of tiebreakers.
The Finlandia University softball team split its first two games at the Dome Tournament Friday. In the opener, the Lions scored 10 runs over the first three innings, and held on to defeat Northland College 11-7. Denia Bent had two hits, scored three runs, drove in two runs and stole three bases. In the second game, the Lions lost 5-2 to Carroll University. The Pioneers broke a 2-2 tie with three runs in the top of the seventh inning. Today, Finlandia will play Edgewood College at 10:00, and Marian University at noon.
The Finlandia baseball team begins its spring southern schedule tomorrow, with a game against Hanover College in Orlando.
The result of the Portage Lake Pioneers’ game at Mosinee Friday night was not reported. Those teams play again tonight in Mosinee.
The Calumet Wolverines bombed the Marquette Mutineers 12-3 Friday night. Those teams play again this evening in Marquette.
The Detroit Pistons entertain the Boston Celtics tomorrow. Tip-off is at 6:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
The Detroit Red Wings traded Tomas Jurco to the Chicago Blackhawks Friday. In exchange, the Wings will get a third-round pick in this year’s draft. Jurco missed the start of the season while recoverng from back surgery. He will be a restricted free agent this spring.
The Wings return from a week-long break Tuesday night at Vancouver. Faceoff is at 10:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
The Detroit Tigers collected just four hits, and fell to the Baltimore Orioles 2-0 in their Grapefruit League opener Friday. The Tigers host the Houston Astros this afternoon.
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