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The Chassell girls basketball team won its first-ever regional title last night, outlasting Bark River-Harris 58-55 in overtime. The Panthers were down by 14 at halftime, but came back, and hit a string of high-pressure free throws in the extra period to pull out the win. Chassell will face Gaylord St. Mary’s in the quarterfinals Tuesday at Sault Ste. Marie.
The Hancock hockey team will take on Detroit Country Day in the state semifinals this afternoon. Our broadcast will begin around 1:05 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com, ahead of a 1:30 faceoff at the USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth. The Hancock High School Athletic Department continues to look for financial help to cover the cost of the trip downstate. You can contribute through a GoFundMe page here.
In boys tournament basketball…
– In the Class D district final at Dollar Bay, the Blue Bolts will face Ontonagon tonight at 7:00.
– Ewen-Trout Creek meets Wakefield-Marenisco for their district championship tonight at 7:30 at Ewen.
The Finlandia University softball team earned another split in its Florida games yesterday, defeating Monmouth College 8-4, and then falling to Carthage College 6-2. The Lions have a day off today, before completing their southern schedule this weekend.
The Michigan Tech women’s basketball team opens the NCAA Division II tournament tonight. The Huskies will face Grand Valley State at 7:30 in Ashland, Ohio.
Both the Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan University hockey teams begin their best-of-three semifinal series in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association playoffs this evening. The Huskies skate at top-seeded Minnesota State. The Wildcats entertain Bowling Green.
Michigan Tech defenseman Mitch Reinke was the only Husky honored when the WCHA All-Conference Teams were announced yesterday. Reinke was named to the third team. Northern Michigan placed Troy Loggins on the first team, Philip Beaulieu on the second team, and Robbie Payne on the third team.
The Detroit Red Wings lost 4-0 to the Las Vegas Golden Knights last evening. The Wings have dropped five in a row, and will visit the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight. Pregame coverage begins at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Detroit Pistons will try to break their four-game slide when they entertain the Chicago Bulls tonight.
In spring training baseball, the Detroit Tigers lost 8-3 to the Pittsburgh Pirates yesterday. Jordan Zimmermann gave up three runs in the first inning, then settled down a bit, and pitched into the fourth. The Tigers face the New York Mets this afternoon.
The Milwaukee Brewers lost 11-6 to the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday. Chase Anderson pitched most of four innings, and gave up four runs. Manny Piña hit two home runs, and Travis Shaw knocked one out. The Brewers take on the Oakland Athletics this afternoon.
The Michigan Amateur Hockey Association Bantam 14U B State Tournament opens today at the Houghton County Arena. There are two local teams involved. Calumet Auto Pro will start pool play against the Alpena Cougars this afternoon at 4:45. Copper Country American Forest Management will begin pool play tonight at 6:30 against the HB Warriors. Check the full schedule and results here. Select “Youth Non-National Bound”, then select “Bantam 14U B”.
Great Bear Chase
The final registration session for the Great Bear Chase will be held tonight between 4:00 at 8:30 at Calumet High School. The races will take place tomorrow at the Swedetown trails. Meanwhile, the Junior Bear Chase will be held this evening. Registration will be open between 4:00 and 5:00 at the Swedetown Chalet, and the first junior race will begin at 5:30. In conjunction with the Great Bear Chase, the CLK Rotary Club is serving a spaghetti dinner from 4:00 until 8:00 tonight at the Siskiwit Hall in Calumet. Check the schedule and full race details here.
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