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Calumet Football Drops Season Opener – Saturday Sports Wrap

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The Calumet High School football team began its season with a 40-13 loss at Escanaba last evening. In the first-ever game between the two teams, Michigan Tech commit Ben Johnson ran for three Eskymoes touchdowns and caught a pass for another. The Copper Kings’ offense was held in check most of the night, getting their first score on a Garrett Peterson to Cam Anderson four-yard pitch and run in the closing seconds of the first half, and their second on a one-yard plunge late in the second half.

In volleyball yesterday…
 • Calumet traveled to the Cadillac Invitational, where they went 3-2, and finished in third place. The Copper Kings defeated Mount Morris 2-0 (25-23, 26-24), fell to Mount Pleasant 0-2 (11-25, 17-25), shut down Morley Stanwood 2-0 (26-24, 25-13), defeated Clio 2-1 (20-25, 25-15, 17-15), and lost a rematch to Mount Pleasant 1-2 (25-16, 13-25, 11-15).
• The Jeffers varsity volleyball team defeated the Jeffers JV volleyball team in the title match at the Copper Mountain Conference pre-season tournament yesterday. Following the pool play rounds, the varsity team defeated L’Anse and Ironwood to reach the final. The JV squad dispatched the varsity teams from Bessemer and Lake Linden-Hubbell. For the results of pool play, click here. For the results of the single-elimination championship round, click here.


Parker Meadows’ three-run homer in the bottom the ninth lifted the Tigers to a 4-1 victory over the Astros last night. Detroit was held hitless through the first seven frames, and scoreless through the eighth, while Houston scratched out one run on one hit off Matt Manning, who pitched into the seventh. In the bottom of the ninth, Javier Báez singled home the tying run, setting the stage for Meadows’ walk-off blow in just his fourth major league game.

The Tigers entertain the Astros again tonight. Eduardo Rodriguez will start against Hunter Brown. Coverage will begin at 5:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Brewers scored five runs in the third inning, and cruised past the Padres 7-3. Rowdy Tellez homered. Brandon Woodruff gave up a run over six innings, and struck out 11.

The Brewers host the Padres again tonight. Freddy Peralta will start against Pedro Avila.

The Cubs and Reds both lost, so Milwaukee’s lead in the National League Central Division stands at four games over Chicago, and five over Cincinnati.


The Lions concluded their preseason campaign with a 26-17 victory over the Panthers last night. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater looked much better than he did a week ago, completing 13 of 22 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown in the first half. Quarterback Nate Sudfeld suffered an apparent knee injury early in the third quarter, and was carried off the field.

The Packers wrap up their exhibition schedule this afternoon at home against Seattle.

High School Sports Broadcasts

  • Thursday – Football – Houghton entertains Kingsford – because of a scheduling conflict, coverage will begin at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.
  • Thursday – Football – Calumet hosts Westwood – 6:40 pregame on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.

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