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Calumet Pounds Negaunee in Playoff Opener – Saturday Sports Wrap

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Calumet opened the high school football playoffs by pummeling Negaunee 42-14 last night. The Copper Kings opened up a 28-0 halftime lead, and were never threatened. Calumet will face the winner of today’s game between Menominee and Westwood for the district title next week. We’ll broadcast next week’s game on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Lake Linden-Hubbell opens the playoffs this afternoon at West Iron County. Coverage begins at 1:40 on KBear 102.3.

Calumet’s Alex Studebaker has been named Large School Defensive Player of the Year by the Upper Peninsula Sportswriters and Sportscasters Association. Copper Kings teammate Nick Djerf joined Studebaker on the Dream Team Defense. Djerf was also named to the Dream Team as a return specialist. The Large School All-Star roster includes Calumet’s Jayden Gariepy and Dean Loukus on offense, and Trevor Torola on defense. 

Lake Linden-Hubbell was well represented on the Small School All-Star roster, with Josh Suhonen, Carter Crouch and Caleb Gregoire named to the offense, and Isaac Codere and Jesse Hill to the defense. L’Anse placed Jaden DeMink on the offense, and Jonah Dowd on the defense.

Joslyn Perela from Lake Linden-Hubbell has been named the Copper Mountain Conference Most Valuable Player for Volleyball. Marissa Nordstrom from Jeffers was named Defensive Player of the Year.

Local players on the All-Conference Elite Team include Elise Besonen from Ewen-Trout Creek, Jamie Hendrickson from Lake Linden-Hubbell, Marissa Nordstrom from Jeffers, Alayna Waara from L’Anse, and Maelene Warren from Chassell.

Others added to the Copper Country Division First Team include Kaitlyn Baccus from Lake Linden-Hubbell and Lilly Turner from Jeffers. The Porcupine Mountain Division First Team also includes Kailyn Voskuhl from L’Anse and Nicole Lukkari from Ontonagon.

Lake Linden-Hubbell’s Mandy Perrault was named Coach of the Year.

See the full All-Conference roster here.


Both Finlandia University soccer teams play in the American Collegiate Athletic Association tournaments this weekend. 
 – The second-seeded women are in Santa Cruz, California, where they’ll open against third seed Mills College today at 5:00. Our broadcast will begin at 4:40 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com. If the Lions advance, we’ll broadcast tomorrow’s championship match on KBear 102.3.
 – The fourth-seeded men’s team will face top-seed Wisconsin-Whitewater in the semifinals this morning in Hudson, New Hampshire.

The Finlandia women’s hockey team opened its schedule with an 8-2 loss at Saint Catherine last night. The Lions were outshot 36-11. Those teams play again this afternoon.

The Lions men’s hockey team began its campaign with a tough 3-2 overtime loss at Wisconsin-River Falls last night. Connor Hannon and Dylan Paavola scored for the Lions. Marcus Gloss stopped 30 shots.

The Finlandia football team hosts Adrian College this afternoon.


The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team overpowered Finlandia 98-49 in an exhibition match last night. Ellie Welsh scored 17 for the Huskies. Mariah Austin led the Lions with 12 points.

Neve Badalow scored early, and the Tech soccer team hung on to edge Wisconsin-Parkside 1-0 yesterday. The Huskies play at Purdue Northwest tomorrow.

The MTU volleyball team visits Northern Michigan University today. 

The Huskies football team entertains Ferris State this afternoon.

The Northern Michigan University football team plays at Northwood.


The Michigan Tech hockey team skates at North Dakota in the US Hockey Hall of Fame Game tonight.

The NMU hockey team defeated Alabama Huntsville 5-3 last night. Those teams play again tonight in Marquette.


The Portage Lake Pioneers lost to the Mosinee Papermakers 5-1 last night. The Pioneers host the Fox Cities Ice Dogs tonight at 7:30 at Dee Stadium.

Logan Rastello had a hat trick, as the Calumet Wolverines defeated the Ice Dogs 9-6 last night. The Wolverines host the Papermakers tonight at 7:30 at the Colosseum.


The Detroit Red Wings lost to the Carolina Panthers 7-3 last night. Jimmy Howard gave up six of those goals over the first 30 minutes, before he was replaced by Jonathan Bernier. The Wings visit the Florida Panthers tonight. Pregame coverage begins at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.


The Detroit Pistons lost to the Chicago Bulls 112-106 last night. Andre Drummond had 25 points and 24 rebounds. The Pistons host the Brooklyn Nets tonight.


In the NFL tomorrow, the Detroit Lions visit the Oakland Raiders for a 4:05 game. Pregame coverage will begin at 2:00 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Green Bay Packers face the Chargers in a 4:25 game in Los Angeles.

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