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‘Dogs Still Unbeaten; Kings, Hornets Fall – Saturday Sports Wrap

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Foster Miller scores for the Purple Hornets.

In high school football last night…
– Hancock improved to 3-0 with a 48-20 victory over Northland Pines.
– Calumet lost to Hurley 32-26 – the Copper Kings fall to 2-1.
– Houghton dropped a 42-30 decision to the Gogebic Miners.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell fell to Munising 34-28.
– L’Anse lost to Westwood 38-10.
– Ontonagon held on for a 32-30 win over North Central.

In high school volleyball today…
– Houghton and Hancock compete at The Rock Invitational at Gladstone.
– Calumet travels to the Ashwaubenon Invitational.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Chassell and Ontonagon play at the Baraga Invitational.

The Finlandia University volleyball team split its matches at the Northland College tournament in Ashland yesterday, falling 3-0 (29-27, 25-22, 25-15) to Concordia Chicago, and then defeating Bethany Lutheran College 3-1 (20-25, 25-15, 25-19, 25-15). The Lions continue play today against Rockford University and Northland College.

The Finlandia football team entertains Lawrence University at 1:00 this afternoon. Pregame coverage will start around 12:40 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.

Both Finlandia soccer teams play the host Cardinals in the opening game of tournaments at Saint Mary’s University today. They’ll face either Nebraska Wesleyan or Martin Luther tomorrow.

At the Keweenaw Classic, the Michigan Tech volleyball team blanked Bemidji State 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-21) yesterday afternoon, and edged Saint Cloud State 3-2 (25-23, 25-13, 16-25, 23-25, 15-9) last evening. The Huskies wrap up the Classic against Minnesota-Duluth this afternoon at 5:00.

In other action at the SDC today, the University of Mary plays Wisconsin-Parkside at 9:00, Lake Superior State meets Bemidji State at 11:00, Northern Michigan faces Saint Cloud State at 1:00, and Minnesota-Duluth plays Wisconsin-Parkside at 3:00.

The MTU soccer team lost 1-0 to Bemidji State last evening. The Huskies will host Minnesota-Duluth tomorrow at noon.

The Tech football team plays at Hillsdale today.

The Northern Michigan University football team opens its season on the road at Angelo State tonight.

Nicholas Castellanos’ grand slam powered the Detroit Tigers to a 5-4 win over the Toronto Blue Jays last night. Buck Farmer earned the win, giving up two runs before leaving after he allowed the first two batters in the sixth inning to reach base. He was relieved by Drew VerHagen, who got Kevin Pillar to hit a sharp grounder to third base. Jeimer Candelario fielded the ball cleanly, stepped on the bag, tossed the ball to Ian Kinsler at second, who then threw to Efren Navarro at first to complete Detroit’s first triple play since 2001.

The Tigers continue that series at Toronto this afternoon. Chad Bell will start against Brett Anderson. We’ll join the game in progress after Finlandia University football on 99.3 The Lift.

Ryan Braun’s two-run homer in the first inning – the 300th of his career – was all the Milwaukee Brewers needed, as they blanked the Chicago Cubs 2-0 last night. Jimmy Nelson, Josh Hader, Anthony Swarzak and Cory Knebel combined for the shutout.

The Brewers face the Cubs in Chicago again this afternoon. Chase Anderson will start against Mike Montgomery.

The Cardinals also won, so they and the Brewers both trail the Cubs by four games in the National League Central Division race.

The Detroit Lions begin their NFL season at home tomorrow afternoon against the Arizona Cardinals. Kickoff is at 1:00 on 99.3 The Lift. The Green Bay Packers start their season with a 4:25 game against the Seattle Seahawks tomorrow.

Our high school football coverage continues Friday night, when Houghton plays at Calumet. The pregame show will start around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Our coverage of Finlandia University athletics continues Wednesday, as the Lions volleyball team entertains Northland College. The pregame show will begin at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.

Email sports news and game results to mornings@up.net.


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