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FinnU Volleyball Falls – Thursday Sports Wrap

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In high school volleyball tonight…
– Calumet plays at L’Anse.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell entertains Baraga.
– Ewen-Trout Creek travels to Watersmeet.

In cross country, local teams will run at the WestPAC Finals at the Kilpela Farm.

Gwinn is the latest school to confirm that it has applied for membership in the Western Peninsula Athletic Conference. The Modeltowners would move almost all of their sports to WestPAC schedules. The exceptions would be tennis and wrestling, which the WestPAC does not include. Gwinn’s application could be voted on by the conference as early as next week, along with the pending application from Iron Mountain.

The Finlandia University volleyball team lost 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-17) to Wisconsin-Superior last night. Kaisa Holmstrom led the Lions with eight kills. Nicole Anderson had 21 assists and three aces.

Finlandia’s Marina Dalton has been named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week for volleyball.

The Finlandia Blue Line Club’s annual pancake breakfast will be held in the Wiitanen Room at the Houghton County Arena Saturday between 8:00 and noon. The cost is $5.00; children under six eat free. Tickets are available from all hockey coaches and players, and at the door.

The Detroit Red Wings skate at Arizona tonight. We’ll join the game in progress after tonight’s NFL game on 99.3 The Lift.

The Detroit Pistons continue their preseason tomorrow night in Milwaukee. We’ll broadcast selected Pistons regular-season games on 99.3 The Lift.

In the American League Divisional Playoff Series yesterday, the New York Yankees stunned the Cleveland Indians 5-2. After dropping the first two games of the series, the Bronx Bombers won three straight to advance to the championship series against the Houston Astros.

In the National League, the Washington Nationals blanked the Chicago Cubs 5-0. That series will be decided in game five tonight. The winner will face the Los Angeles Dodgers for the National League pennant.

In tonight’s NFL game, the Panthers host the Eagles. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift. Please have your picks in The Wolf Pro Football Challenge turned in by noon today at one of our sponsors.

The Detroit Lions will finish the season without defensive lineman Haloti Ngata. He’s been placed on injured reserve because of a biceps injury. Meanwhile, Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford practiced with the team yesterday. Stafford suffered a sprained ankle in Sunday’s game, and observers said his mobility was noticeably affected yesterday.

The Calumet Copper Kings continue their drive for a football playoff berth tomorrow night at home against the Gogebic Miners. Pregame coverage will begin around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Our Finlandia athletics coverage continues Saturday, when the Lions football team entertains Trinity Bible College. Our pregame show will start around 11:40 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.

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

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