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Zenner Collects 1,000th, but Gremlin Girls Fall – Friday Sports Wrap

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High School
In hockey last night…
– Houghton fell to Marquette 2-1. Jacob Kruse’s third period power play goal was the Gremlins’ only score.
– Hancock slipped past Kingsford 3-2.

This weekend…
– Calumet skates at Escanaba tonight.
– Hancock visits Escanaba tomorrow afternoon.

The Lake Superior Conference Tournament opens this evening at the SDC. Negaunee faces Kingsford at 6:00, and Jeffers takes on L’Anse at 8:00. The tournament concludes tomorrow.

In boys basketball last night, Houghton overcame an early 14-1 deficit, and edged Kingsford 43-40.

Madison Dillinger shoots for Houghton.

In girls action last evening…
– Houghton’s bid for an unbeaten season ended with a 43-40 loss to Marquette. Sloane Zenner passed the 1,000-point mark for her career. See video highlights from the game here.
– Calumet downed West Iron County 71-63. Hailey Wickstrom scored 25 for the Copper Kings.
– Hancock got past L’Anse 56-50 in double overtime. Maija Sebbas scored 19 for the Bulldogs. Sarah Dix had 17 points for the Purple Hornets.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City beat Lake Linden-Hubbell 39-28.
– Jeffers defeated Ewen-Trout Creek 46-34. Ivy Klemett scored 13 for the Jets, and Julia Nordstrom added 12.
– Chassell dominated Watersmeet 74-44.
– Ontonagon edged Bessemer 54-52.

On the boys schedule tonight…
– Calumet plays at Chassell.
– Houghton travels to Escanaba.
– Hancock welcomes Ontonagon.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell visits Jeffers.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City journeys to Bessemer.
– Baraga entertains Ewen-Trout Creek.
– L’Anse visits West Iron County.

Finlandia
The Finlandia University women’s hockey team wraps up its season at home against St. Scholastica this weekend. Faceoffs are at 7:15 this evening and 2:00 tomorrow at the Houghton County Arena.

Havlichek

Both Finlandia basketball teams host Northland College tomorrow. The women’s game begins at 2:00, and the men’s game at 4:00 at the Paavo Nurmi Center.

Finlandia University has named Aubrey Havlichek head volleyball coach. Havlichek was hired as an assistant coach last August. She became the interim head coach just a few weeks later when Kristen Schuster resigned. Havlichek earned four volleyball letters at Michigan Tech, and was a two-time GLIAC All-Academic selection.

Anderson

MTU
Both Michigan Tech basketball teams lost at Grand Valley State last night. The women’s team couldn’t recover from a cold third quarter, and fell 64-52. Brenna Heise scored 18 for the Huskies. Morgan Anderson scored her 1,000th career point. The men’s team fell behind early, and dropped a 74-57 decision. Tommy Lucca led the Huskies with 17 points. Both Tech teams play at Ferris State tomorrow.

The MTU hockey team has the weekend off.

NMU
The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team defeated Ferris State 67-53 last night. The Wildcats men’s team fell to the Bulldogs 96-74. Both NMU teams play at Grand Valley State tomorrow.

The NMU hockey team skates at Minnesota State tonight and tomorrow night.

GLHL
The Portage Lake Pioneers entertain the West Bend Bombers tonight. Faceoff is at 7:30 at Dee Stadium. The Pioneers skate at Eagle River tomorrow night.

The Calumet Wolverines host the West Bend Bombers tomorrow at 7:30 at the Colosseum.

NHL
The Detroit Red Wings entertain the Washington Capitals tomorrow afternoon. Faceoff is at 2:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

NFL
Dan Orlovsky will not be the Detroit Lions’ backup quarterback next season. Orlovsky says he’s been notified by club officials. That leaves former University of Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock in line to back up Matthew Stafford.

MLB
Detroit Tigers position players report to training camp in Lakeland, Florida, today. Milwaukee Brewers position players also report to camp in Arizona. Hear Detroit Tigers games again this season on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

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