In high school volleyball last evening…
• Calumet blanked West Iron County 3-0 (25-16, 25-9, 25-4). Lizzie Torola had five aces and two kills, Helen Beiring had five aces and nine kills, Jana Loukus had nine aces and 11 digs, and Ila Goulette had 3 kills and 1 block.
On the volleyball schedule tonight…
• Hancock plays at Lake Linden-Hubbell.
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City hosts Ewen-Trout Creek.
• L’Anse travels to Westwood.
• Baraga journeys to Wakefield-Marenisco.
In high school football tonight…
• Calumet plays at Negaunee. Coverage begins at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
• Houghton entertains L’Anse. Coverage begins at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
See the full schedule for all area high school teams at KBear102.com.
The Finlandia University men’s soccer team began its season with a 4-1 loss to Concordia-Wisconsin yesterday. Mohamed Koroma scored his first Lions goal on a penalty kick.
The Finlandia women’s squad battled Northland University to a 0-0 tie in their season-opener yesterday. The Lions outshot the Lumberjills 13-9. Aspen Wallin earned the shutout in net in her first game for the Lions.
The Michigan Tech soccer team opens its season tonight at home against Minnesota Duluth at 6:00.
The Tech volleyball team hosts the Keweenaw Classic over the next three days. The Huskies will face Minnesota-Duluth tonight at 7:30, then take on Minnesota State and Saint Cloud State tomorrow, and Concordia-Saint Paul on Saturday. Northern Michigan University will also face those same four opponents, beginning with Minnesota State tonight at 6:00.
College hockey will return to the University of Alaska-Anchorage next fall. The program was suspended after last season because of budget issues. Supporters raised $3 million to bring it back. Whom the Seawolves will play remains an issue. Both they and Alaska-Fairbanks were left without a conference affiliation when the Western Collegiate Hockey Association disbanded. Alaska-Fairbanks has scheduled as an independent this season.
The Detroit Tigers broke their four-game losing streak with an 8-6 come-from-behind victory over the Oakland A’s last night. The A’s scored all their runs over the first five innings off Wily Peralta and José Ureña. Detroit kept pace with help from homers by Miguel Cabrera and Akil Baddoo. The Bengals took the lead with RBI singles from Jonathan Schoop and Cabrera in the seventh, and Baddoo singled home an insurance run in the eighth.
The Tigers host the A’s again this afternoon. Matt Manning will start against Frankie Montas. Coverage will begin at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift.
Peralta returned to the Tigers roster after a short stint on the injured list because of a blister. Niko Goodrum also rejoined the Tigers after missing time because of groin strain. They represent the two players who could be added as rosters expanded from 26 to 28 players yesterday.
The Milwaukee Brewers scored three late runs, and downed the San Francisco Giants 5-2 last night. Jace Peterson’s RBI single in the seventh inning broke a 2-2 tie. In the ninth, Lorenzo Cain homered, and Willy Adames doubled home another insurance run. Starter Brett Anderson was struck on the shoulder by a line drive, and left the game after the second inning. He’ll be evaluated today. Six relievers finished the game, with Justin Topa giving up both Giants runs in the fifth.
The Brewers play at San Francisco again this afternoon. Eric Lauer will pitch against Logan Webb.
Topa was one of two players called up from Nashville as rosters expanded yesterday, Catcher Luke Maile was the other. The Brewers also activated first baseman Daniel Vogelbach off the injured list, and transferred pitcher Angel Perdomo from the 10-day injured list to the 60-day list.
The Brewers have brought back outfielder Keon Broxton on a minor league contract. He was recently released by the Minnesota Twins.
With backup quarterback Tim Boyle expected to miss significant playing time because of a broken thumb, the Detroit Lions signed Steven Montez to their practice squad Wednesday. Montez started for three seasons at the University of Colorado, then spent last year on the Washington Football Team’s practice squad. The Lions also claimed kicker Austin Seibert off waivers from the Cincinnati Bengals.
Green Bay quarterback Kurt Benkert was not claimed off waivers by another team, and was among those signed to the Packers’ practice squad yesterday.
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