Calumet edged out Houghton by a scant two points to take the boys team title at the Houghton County Invitational Track Meet at Lake Linden yesterday. Lake Linden-Hubbell was third, followed by Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Chassell, Hancock and Jeffers.
Calumet’s Jensen Schneiderhan won the 110 and 300-meter hurdles. Matt Ojala took the 200-meter and 400-meter dashes, and the Copper Kings won the 400 and 800-meter relays. Houghton’s Joe Wood claimed the 1600 and 3200-meter runs, and the Gremlins won the 1600 and 3200-meter relays.
Lake Linden-Hubbell won the girls meet, with Houghton second. Hancock placed third, followed by Calumet, Chassell, Dollar Bay and Jeffers. Maria Willmer of the Lakes took the 400 and 800-meter runs, and the Lakes claimed the 400 and 800-meter relays. Houghton’s Lily Williston won the discus throw and the shot put.
In baseball yesterday, Houghton v Ontonagon – no report.
In baseball today, Houghton, Calumet and L’Anse will play at the Negaunee Invitational.
The Finlandia University men’s basketball team has added a new player. Matthew Graves averaged 11 points per game and was an All-District selection at Lumberton, Texas.
The Detroit Tigers suffered their second straight shutout loss yesterday, 6-0 to the Minnesota Twins. Detroit batters got just one hit off Minnesota starter Jake Odorizzi, who cruised through seven innings. They added two more in the ninth in a weak rally that quickly fizzled out. Tigers starter Tyson Ross struggled through five innings, giving up all six Twins runs.
The Tigers will play at Minnesota again this afternoon. Spencer Turnbull will start against Michael Pineda. Pregame coverage will begin at 1:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
Niko Goodrum left last night’s game after a collision at first base. Goodrum was trying to field a wild throw, and crashed into runner Marwin Gonzalez. Gonzalez also had to leave the contest. Goodrum was diagnosed with a bruised knee, and is considered day-to-day.
Yesterday, the Tigers sent reliever Zach Reininger down to Toledo. They brought up pitcher Nick Ramirez, who was selected in the 2011 draft by the Milwaukee Brewers as a first baseman. When that path didn’t work out, he converted to pitching, and was signed by Detroit after being designated for assignment by Milwaukee during the offseason.
The Milwaukee Brewers won their seventh-straight game yesterday, blanking the Chicago Cubs 7-0. The Crew scored twice in the seventh, eighth and ninth innings to put the game away. Gio Conzales earned the win, pitching into the sixth, and giving up just two hits. Ryan Braun homered.
The Brewers play at Chicago again this afternoon. Zach Davies will pitch against Cole Hamels.
In the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs, the Western Conference final begins tonight, as the Saint Louis Blues visit the San Jose Sharks.
In NBA playoff action last evening, the Golden State Warriors advanced to the Western Conference finals by defeating the Houston Rockets 118-113. Golden State took that series 4-2.
Keweenaw Roller Derby will host Team Unicorn from Madison, Wisconsin, at Dee Stadium tonight. Doors open at 5:00, and competition begins at 6:00.
Our high school softball coverage begins Monday, when Houghton plays a doubleheader at Calumet. Our coverage will begin at 3:40 on KBear 102 and KBear102.com.
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