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E-TC’s Borseth Named “Mr. U.P. Basketball” – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School

Ewen-Trout Creek’s Jaden Borseth has been named “Mr. U.P. Basketball.” Borseth led the Panthers to the Division Four state championship game, where they lost in overtime to Wyoming Tri-Unity Chirstian. In voting released by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association yesterday, Borseth was also named Division Four Player of the Year. Ewen-Trout Creek was named Division Four Team of the Year, and Panthers coach Brad Besonen was honored as Division Four Coach of the Year.

Borseth was joined on the All-U.P. Dream Team by Johnny Schutz from Jeffers High School. Ewen’s Eric Abramson was named to the Division Four First Team. Kelsey Jilek and Brandon Polkky were placed on the Second Team, along with Lake Linden-Hubbell’s Marcus Sutherland. Shawn Gibbons of L’Anse was a Special Mention. Eli Ostermeyer from L’Anse and Jonah Nordine from Ewen-Trout Creek were Honorable Mentions.

Houghton’s Mikko Salmi was named to the Divisions One through Three Second Team, and Jeffers’ Levi Frahm was an Honorable Mention.

College Baseball

The Finlandia University baseball doubleheaders at Wisconsin-Stevens Point scheduled for today and tomorrow have been pushed back to tomorrow and Sunday because of weather.


The Calumet Wolverines were eliminated from the Great Lakes Hockey League tournament with two opening round losses yesterday. The Wolverines fell 10-2 to the Fond du Lac Bears in their first game, then dropped their evening contest 5-3 to the Marquette Mutineers. The Portage Lake Pioneers lost their first pool play game 6-3 to the West Bend Bombers. The Pioneers face the top-seeded Eagle River Falcons in their final pool contest this morning.


The Detroit Red Wings’ struggles continued with a 5-2 loss to the Ottawa Senators last night. Lucas Raymond scored both Detroit goals. Alex Nedeljkovic made 27 saves.

The Wings have dropped five straight, and skate at Ottawa tomorrow afternoon. Coverage will begin at 12:45 on 99.3 The Lift.


The Detroit Pistons won their second straight game last night, outscoring the Oklahoma City Thunder 110-101. Killian Hayes and Frank Jackson each scored 26 points, on a night when Cade Cunningham, Isaiah Stewart and Saddiq Bey played limited time because of fatigue and minor injuries.

The Pistons visit the Indiana Pacers tomorrow. Coverage begins at 4:35 on 99.3 The Lift.


The Detroit Tigers lost 6-2 to the New York Yankees yesterday. Tyler Alexander turned in a good start, allowing just one hit over four innings, and striking out five. Miguel Cabrera hit his first home run of the spring.

The Tigers face the Baltimore Orioles this afternoon. Coverage begins at 1:00 on 99.3 The Lift.

Riley Greene left yesterday’s game after fouling a ball off his foot. X-ray results have not yet been revealed.

The Milwaukee Brewers got past the Chicago Cubs 5-3 yesterday. Rowdy Tellez and Pedro Severino homered.

The Brewers play the Seattle Mariners tonight. Corbin Burnes will start.

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