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In high school baseball yesterday…
• Calumet and Iron Mountain split their doubleheader. The Mountaineers took game one 2-0 in extra innings. Alex Tarnowski pitched a gem for Calumet, striking out six and gave up just one earned run, but took the loss on the mound. The Copper Kings came back to take the nightcap 4-1. Danny Loukus gave up just two hits to earn the win. The Kings were helped on offense by singles from Lars Peterson, Levi Kilpela, Danny Loukus, Ben Frantti and a two-out RBI double from Bruce Parisot.
• Jeffers swept L’Anse 12-0 and 12-7.
On the baseball schedule today…
• Jeffers plays at Houghton. Coverage will begin at 3:45 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Hancock plays at Ontonagon.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell hosts Ironwood.
• L’Anse plays at Gogebic.
In softball yesterday…
• Houghton lost two close games to Negaunee, 2-1 and 2-0. The first game went eight innings, with no score through the first seven. The Miners broke through against Grace Brunet in the top of the eighth. The Gremlins got one back in the bottom of the inning, but couldn’t extend the game. The Miners’ two runs in the nightcap came in the sixth. The Gremlins were held to just two hits.
• Calumet fell to Ishpeming 8-6 in the first game of their doubleheader. The Copper Kings won game two 18-10.
• Hancock v Westwood.
• L’Anse took two from Jeffers, 12-3 and 14-4.
On today’s softball schedule…
• Houghton welcomes Ishpeming.
• The Jeffers varsity hosts the Calumet JV.
• L’Anse travels to Westwood.
In girls soccer yesterday…
• Houghton v Marquette – no report.
At the Copper Mountain Conference track meet at Ironwood yesterday…
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City claimed the girls title. The Blue Bolts took just one individual race, with Ashlea Datto winning the 100-meter hurdles, but were strong enough overall to outpoint second place Lake Linden-Hubbell and third place Ontonagon. Emily Jokela of the Lakes won the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes, and the 300-meter hurdles.
• Bessemer won the men’s meet, with Lake Linden-Hubbell second, and Dollar Bay-Tamarack City third. Amos Norland of the Blue Bolts claimed the 800 and 1600-meter runs.
• See full results here.
Conference awards were handed out after the meet.
Jokela was named the girls MVP, with Baraga’s Corina Jahfetson as top thrower, Ontonagon’s Alli Bobula as top sprinter, Bessemer’s Natalie Stone as top distance runner, and Dollar Bay’s Nora Keranen as top jumper and Ashlea Datto as top hurdler. The Blue Bolts were named Team of the Year, and Dollar Bay’s Ben Tampas and Noel Hanson were honored as Coaches of the Year.
Norland was named the boys MVP, with Chassell’s Kalvin Kytta the top distance runner. Lake Linden’s Mason Holzberger was top jumper and Gabe Popko top hurdler. Bessemer’s Tommy Trudgeon was top sprinter, and Neil Rand the top thrower. Bessemer was named the Team of the Year.
In golf today, Houghton, Hancock and Calumet compete at the WestPAC championship.
Kirby Koskela and Brooke Banfield have been named Lake Linden-Hubbell’s Outstanding Male and Female Athletes for 2023.
Koskela earned eight varsity letters in three different sports: football (4), baseball (3), and track. In football, he earned All-Conference Offensive and Defensive Line honors in 2021 and 22. He was all second team all UP 2021 and 1st team in 2022. In baseball, he was named to the 2022 all-conference team. He will represent Lake Linden-Hubbell in the UP all-star football game this summer. Koskela will graduate with a GPA of 3.45 and plans to work for Northern Drive Line. He is the son of Marc and Jeanne Koskela.
Banfield earned 11 varsity letters in volleyball (3), basketball (2), softball (3), and track (3). She is a member of the National Honor Society and will graduate with a 3.57 GPA. Banfield plans to attend Michigan Tech, and is undecided on a major. She is the daughter of Travis Banfield and Cathy Jenich.
The Nuggets advanced to the championship series with a 113-111 victory over the Lakers. Denver swept the Western Conference finals 4-0. The Celtics visit the Heat tonight. Miami leads the Eastern Conference finals 3-0.
The Panthers blanked the Hurricanes 1-0 last night, and took a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference finals. The Stars host the Golden Knights this evening. Vegas leads the Western Conference finals 2-0.
Javier Báez’ bases-clearing double in the top of the 10th inning powered the Tigers to an 8-5 victory over the Royals last night.
The Tigers visit the Royals again tonight. Eduardo Rodriguez will start for Detroit. Coverage will begin at 7:15 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Brewers lost to the Astros 12-2 last evening.
The Brewers entertain the Astros again tonight. Colin Rea will pitch against J.P. France.
Slow Pitch Softball
In Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball League play last night…
• Koppers defeated Auto Pro/Thermoanalytics 24-10, then downed Pat’s Foods/Bucko’s 25-10.
• McGann’s/Northern Auto beat Downtowner Two 13-6, then cruised past A and S Industrial/Loukus Tech 22-6.
On the opening night of Copper Country Horseshoe League play…
• Eva’s Hideaway edged Dreamland One 5-4.
• Calumet Electronics slipped past Mohawk Superette 5-4.
• Harter’s Party Store downed Luigi’s Bar 8-1.
• L and L defeated Calumet One 6-3.
• Bucko’s Party Store dispatched Houghton Building Supply 6-3.
Green Bay has been selected to host the 2025 NFL Draft.