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DB Boys, Ontonagon Girls Reign at CMC Track Championships – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school softball yesterday…
• Houghton defeated Ishpeming 4-3 in the first game of their doubleheader, then dropped the nightcap 7-2.
• L’Anse v Westwood – no report.
• Hancock swept Negaunee, 13-2 and 6-3. Ellie Heinonen had three hits including a home run in the first contest. Kaydence Kilpela struck out four and picked up the win. In the nightcap, Sadie Biekkola had three hits, including a three-run homer, and struck out seven for the complete game victory.

In softball today, weather permitting…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Calumet.

In baseball yesterday…
• Hancock fell to Negaunee, 7-0 and 10-6 in a doubleheader that had originally been scheduled for Friday.

In baseball today, weather permitting…
• Houghton entertains Negaunee. Coverage begins at 3:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell visits Jeffers.

In golf yesterday…
• At the WestPAC Championship at Iron Mountain, Houghton won the boys meet. Calumet and Westwood tied for second. Full results were not reported.

In golf today, weather permitting…
• Houghton, Calumet and Hancock will compete at the Calumet Invitational.
• The Copper Mountain Conference Meet will be played at Watersmeet.

In track and field yesterday, at the Copper Mountain Conference Championships at Wakefield…
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City won the boys meet, with Bessemer, Lake Linden-Hubbell, Ontonagon and L’Anse rounding out the top five. Nik Thomas led the Blue Bolts with wins in the 400, 1600 and 3200-meter runs. Ewen’s Jaden Borseth claimed the long jump and the discus.
• Ontonagon took the girls team title, with Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Baraga, Ironwood and Bessemer filling out the top five. Lake Linden’s Abi Codere won the 100-meter hurdles and the pole vault. L’Anse’s Kyra Sipe took the 200 and 400-meter runs.
• See full results here.

Because of today’s rainy weather forecast, the WestPAC track meet has been postponed to Tuesday.

Slow Pitch Softball

In Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball League play tonight, weather permitting…
• At the Hancock Driving Park… McGann’s/Northern Auto will face Auto Pro/Thermoanalytics at 6:15, and Amy J’s Pasty and Bake Shop at 7:30.
• At Miller Memorial Field in Laurium… Downtowner Two will play Sayen’s Auto/Coca Cola at 6:15, and Pat’s Foods/Bucko’s at 7:30.


In NHL conference semifinal play last night…
• In the Eastern Conference, the Rangers defeated the Hurricanes 4-1. That series is tied 2-2.
• In the Western Conference, the Oilers got past the Flames 5-3. Edmonton leads that series 3-1.

• In the Western Conference, the Avalanche hosts the Blues. Colorado leads that set 3-1.


In the NBA Western Conference finals last night, the Mavericks outscored the Warriors 119-109. Golden State leads that series 3-1.

In the Eastern conference, the Heat host the Celtics tonight. That series is tied 2-2.


The Detroit Tigers collected just five hits in a 2-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins last night. Beau Brieske struggled through four innings, and gave up both runs.

The Tigers conclude that series at Minnesota this afternoon. Rony Garcia will pitch against Dylan Bundy. Coverage will begin at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift. 

The Milwaukee Brewers stopped the San Diego Padres 4-1 last night. Corbin Burnes gave up a run in the first, then cruised though six innings. Mike Brousseau and Tyrone Taylor homered.

The Crew hosts the Padres again today. Aaron Ashby will start against Yu Darvish.

The Brewers have added Hunter Renfroe to the Injury List with a hamstring strain. Utility man Mark Mathias has been activated from the taxi squad to fill in.


The annual Ride the Keweenaw cycling festival takes place this weekend. The event opens in Greenland on Friday with a ride through the Adventure Mine. Saturday will feature guided rides at the Michigan Tech, Churning Rapids, and Swedetown Trails. Sunday’s activities are centered in Copper Harbor, and include the Lake Superior Gravity Series Enduro. For full details and registration information, click here.

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