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Tech Hockey Blanks Alaska – Friday Sports Wrap

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High School

In volleyball last night…
• Calumet shut down Westwood 3-0 (25-7, 25-8, 25-9).
• Hancock blanked Ishpeming 3-0.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell stopped Baraga 3-0.
• Jeffers downed Bessemer 3-1 (25-23, 25-18, 18-25, 25-9). Kaeda Rajala led the team with 12 kills and Mia Nordstrom added 7..
• Ontonagon v Wakefield-Marenisco – no report.

• The L’Anse at Dollar Bay-Tamarack City volleyball match has been canceled. A make-up date will be announced later.

• Houghton, Calumet and Hancock compete at the WestPAC Tournament at Iron Mountain. Listen for coverage on KBear 102.3.

Houghton swept the team championships at the WestPAC cross country meet yesterday…
• On the boys side, Negaunee placed second, and Westwood third. Judge Anderson of the Miners placed first individually. Isaiah Lawson and Cyrus Hamlin of the Gremlins finished second and third. Dane Anderson of the Copper Kings placed fifth.
• In the girls meet, Calumet came in second, followed by Hancock and Negaunee. Individually, Tessa Rautiola of the Gremlins finished first, with Claire Filpus and Lily Ross third and fourth. Kiira Berg of the Copper Kings placed sixth. Rayna Towles of the Bulldogs was eighth.
• See full results here.

The WestPAC All-Conference team includes…
• For girls, Tessa Rautiola, Claire Filpus, Lily Ross, Ayla Miller, Jewel Laux, Katie Sarau and Kiira Niska from Houghton; Kiira Berg from Calumet, Rayna Towles, Ella Keranen and Liana Berg from Hancock; Lola Korpi from Ishpeming; Endla Harris from Negaunee; and Retta Boburka from Westwood.
• For boys, Isaiah Lawson, Cyrus Hamlin, Birk Seagren, Colin Van Karsen, Carter Campioni and Ben Hemmer from Houghton; Dane Anderson from Calumet; Judge Anderson, Simon Jaklin, James Dank and Michael Slawinski from Negaunee; Levi Nicholls from Ishpeming; Thomas Jenkins from Gwinn; and Patrick Klumpp from Westwood.

At the Copper Mountain Conference cross country championship at Ironwood yesterday…
• Jeffers won the boys title, followed by Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Ironwood, Chassell and Republic-Michigamme. Amos Norland of the Blue Bolts took first place individually, a minute better than Tavin Larson and Landon Larson of the Jets, and just shy of a record.
• Gogebic won the girls team title, with Chassell second and Dollar Bay-Tamarack City third. Natalie Stone of the Miners finished first individually, and Taryn Maki of the Blue Bolts placed third.

The Copper Mountain Conference cross country honors were released this morning.

• Team of the Year – Jeffers
• Runner of the Year – Amos Norland – Dollar Bay

First team all conference
Amos Norland – Dollar Bay
Tavin Larson – Jeffers
Tyler Smith – Ironwood
Kalvin Kytta – Chassell
Cameron Anderson – Jeffers
Joey Lauzon – Ironwood
Landon Larson – Jeffers

Second Team All Conference
Alexzander Korpela – Ironwood
Brit Heinonen – Jeffers
Joshua Gaunt – Dollar Bay
Tucker Shannon – Chassell
Jordan Libertoski – Gogebic
Trayton Helminen – Jeffers
Zach Smith – Ironwood

• Team of the Year – Gogebic
• Runner of the Year – Natalie Stone – Gogebic

First Team All Conference
Natalie Stone – Gogebic
Lilly Smith – Ironwood
Aubrey Smith – Ironwood
Taryn Maki – Dollar Bay
Makennah Uotila – Ontonagon
Lily Etelamaki – Chassell
Ellie Delene – Baraga

Second Team All Conference
Alyssa Shirkey – Gegebic
Logan Desrochers – Baraga
Keria Graham – Gogebic
Emma Besonen – Ewen Trout Creek
Shannon Torola – Chassell
Nora Keranen – Dollar Bay
Aubrey Balduc – Ironwood

In football tonight…
• Houghton entertains Negaunee. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Calumet plays at Hancock. Coverage will start at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
• L’Anse travels to Manistique.
• Ontonagon hosts North Dickinson.

• Lake Linden-Hubbell welcomes Gogebic.

College Football

Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan will play for the Miner’s Cup tomorrow. Kickoff is at 1:00 at Kearly Stadium.

The Finlandia University football team plays at Martin Luther College tomorrow.

College Hockey

The Michigan Tech hockey team claimed a 2-0 victory at Alaska last night. Logan Pietila and Ryland Mosely scored for the Huskies. Blake Pietila made 31 saves, and set a new school record with his 11th shutout. Those teams skate in Fairbanks again tonight.

Northern Michigan skates at Notre Dame tonight and Sunday.

College Volleyball

The Michigan Tech volleyball team plays at the Midwest Regional Crossover this weekend. The Huskies will open against Ashland this afternoon, and Indianapolis this evening.

The Finlandia volleyball team is in Minneapolis today for a triangular with Crown College and North Central University.

College Soccer

The Tech soccer team hosts Parkside tonight at 7:00, and Purdue Northwest Sunday at noon.

The Finlandia men’s soccer team entertains Wisconsin-Eau Claire this afternoon. Coverage begins at 2:10 on the Voice of the Lions, 99.3 The Lift.

Both Finlandia soccer teams host Maranatha Baptist tomorrow.


The Red Wings open regular-season play at home against the Canadiens tonight. Coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.


The Pistons finished a winless preseason with a 126-111 loss to the Grizzlies last night. Saddiq Bey led Detroit with 17 points.

The Pistons begin their regular season Wednesday at home against the Magic. Listen for selected Pistons games this season on 99.3 The Lift.


In the American League Divisional Series yesterday…
• The Astros got past the Mariners 4-2. Houston leads that set 2-0.
• The Guardians and Yankees were rained out. That game will be played this afternoon in New York. The Yankees lead the series 1-0.

On the National League schedule today…
• The Braves visit the Phillies. That set is tied 1-1.
• The Padres host the Dodgers. That series is tied 1-1.


In last night’s NFL contest…
• The Commanders held off the Bears 9-7. 

On Sunday…
• The Packers host the Jets in a 1:00 game.
• The Lions have the weekend off.

Junior Hockey

The Copper Country Junior Hockey Association will proceed with a girls division this winter. Teams will be organized for 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U divisions. The first on-ice session will be held this evening at 6:45 at the Houghton County Arena. Full protective equipment is required.

Girls who have already signed up for CCJHA hockey do not need to sign up again. Girls who have not yet signed up can do so online here. Before you sign up locally, you must also register with USA Hockey. There’s a link on the CCJHA registration page, along with details about cost and equipment.

Upcoming local sports broadcasts:

  • Today – Finlandia men’s soccer hosts Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Coverage will begin at 2:10 on 99.3 The Lift.
  • Tonight – Calumet football plays at Hancock. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
  • Tonight – Houghton football entertains Negaunee. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
  • Tomorrow – Calumet and Houghton compete at the WestPAC tournament in Iron Mountain. Listen for coverage on KBear 102.3.
  • Monday – Calumet volleyball plays at Houghton. Coverage will begin around 6:10 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 99.3 The Lift.

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