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Calumet Volleyball Falls in Quarters – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School

The Calumet High School volleyball team’s long tournament run ended last night, with a 3-2 loss to McBain in the quarterfinals. The Copper Kings lost the first set 21-25, then dominated the second 25-9. Two hard-fought sets followed, with Calumet taking the third 28-26. The Copper Kings had several match point opportunities in the fourth set, but couldn’t close out the Ramblers before falling 24-26. McBain took the fifth set 15-10. It was just the third loss of the season for the Copper Kings, who fell twice to Marquette during the regular campaign.

College Volleyball

The Michigan Tech volleyball team opens the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament tonight. The top-seeded Huskies will host eighth-seed Northwood at 6:00 at the SDC. If Tech wins tonight, the semifinals and finals will be played here in Houghton.

College Basketball

The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team has introduced four new recruits…
• Drew Barrie is a shooting guard who averaged 20 points per game last season at Midland High School.
• Peyton LaCombe is a forward from Ludington, who averaged 19 points per game last year.
• Josh Terrian is a guard who averaged 14 points per game at Pewaukee High School in Wisconsin last season.
• Marcus Tomashek is a shooting guard from Ashwaubenon High School, where he averaged 24 points per game last season.

College Soccer

The Finlandia University women’s soccer team has added a new player. Alexis Paris comes from Norway, Michigan.


The Detroit Red Wings fell behind early, and lost to the Dallas Stars 5-2 last night. After the Stars scored the game’s first three goals, Filip Zadina and Dylan Larkin found the net for Detroit to narrow the gap. Two tallies by Jason Robertson in the third period iced the game for Dallas. Alex Nedeljkovic made 25 saves, and took the loss.

Shortly after he scored, Larkin was removed from the game because of COVID-19 protocol. The team captain was tested earlier in the day, but no further information was provided about why he was removed, or how long he may be out.

The Wings skate at Vegas tomorrow night. Because of NFL football on 99.3 The Lift, Wings coverage will start at 9:35 on KBear 102.3.


The Detroit Pistons entertain the Indiana Pacers tonight. Coverage will begin at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.


Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff’s status for Sunday’s game against Cleveland remains uncertain. Goff suffered an oblique injury in last Sunday’s tie with the Steelers. Team officials say they’ll see how well he can throw today, before deciding if backup David Blough will make his first start of the season.

The Lions have also brought in another kicker. After Ryan Santoso missed an extra point and a field goal Sunday, and with starter Austin Siebert injured, Detroit has signed kicker Riley Patterson off the New England Patriots’ practice squad.


The Detroit Tigers made it official yesterday, announcing a five-year deal with former Red Sox starter Eduardo Rodríguez. In six seasons with Boston, Rodríguez posted a 64-39 record, with a 4.16 ERA. He’ll make $77 million

Nordic Skiing

Registration for the Copper Country Ski Tigers is open for the upcoming season. The Ski Tigers has Nordic skiing opportunities for kids ages five through 18, ranging from beginners, to experienced skiers who just enjoy the sport, to those who want to be involved in serious competition. Early registration discounts are in effect until December 1st, and registration closes December 15th. Sign up online here

Upcoming Local Sports Broadcasts

• Friday – High school hockey – Escanaba at Houghton – 5:40 pregame on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.

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