In high school baseball yesterday…
• Houghton swept Iron Mountain, 14-0 and 17-9.
• L’Anse split its doubleheader against Ironwood, with a 4-3 loss and a 14-13 win.
• Jeffers won both of their games against Negaunee, 7-0 and 10-8.
In baseball this afternoon…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell welcomes Ontonagon.
• In a last-minute schedule change, Calumet will play at Houghton. Coverage will begin at 3:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
In high school softball yesterday…
• Calumet took two from Gwinn, 22-12 and 25-2. In game one, Kaylee Halonen earned the win, giving up two runs in three innings of relief. She also hit an inside-the-park home run. Madison Mitchell had four hits, and Jana Loukus added three hits and drove in four runs. Emma Kargela got the win in the second game. Laura Giachino had two inside-the-park home runs, a double, and drove in six runs. Loukus also had an inside the park home run and a triple.
In softball this afternoon…
• Houghton welcomes Gogebic.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell entertains Ironwood.
In track and field, at the Lake Linden Early Bird Meet yesterday…
• Houghton won the boys competition, finishing well ahead of Calumet. Lake Linden-Hubbell finished third, with L’Anse and West iron County rounding out the top five. Cade Holombo of the Gremlins won the 200 and 400-meter runs, and Eric Weiss took the 1600 and 3200-meter runs. Calumet’s Dryden Nelson claimed the 100-meter run and the long jump. See full results here.
• In the girls competition, Houghton easily outpointed West Iron County. Calumet, Lake Linden-Hubbell and Baraga filled out the top five. Ingrid Seagren of the Gremlins won the 800 and 1600-meter runs. Calumet’s Caitlyn Strom took the high jump and the long jump. See full results here.
The Finlandia University baseball games at Wisconsin-Eau Claire scheduled for yesterday were postponed to today.
The Finlandia men’s soccer team has added another recruit. Chinedu Ikem is a native of Sierra Leone, who played at Freedom High School in Woodbridge, Virginia.
The remaining opening-round NHL series opened last night.
In the Eastern Conference…
• The Pittsburgh Penguins edged the New York Rangers 4-3 in triple overtime.
• The Washington Capitals downed the Carolina Panthers 4-2.
In the Western Conference…
• The Colorado Avalanche buried the Nashville Predators 7-2.
• The Calgary Flames blanked the Dallas Stars 1-0.
In the Eastern Conference tonight…
• The Carolina Hurricanes host the Boston Bruins. Carolina leads that series 1-0.
• The Tampa Bay Lightning visit the Toronto Maple Leafs. Toronto is up 1-0 in that set.
In the Western Conference…
• The Minnesota Wild welcome the Saint Louis Blues. Saint Louis is up 1-0 in that series.
• The Edmonton Oilers host the Los Angeles Kings. L-A leads that series 1-0.
In NBA conference semifinal play last evening…
• In the Eastern Conference, the Boston Celtics shut down the Milwaukee Bucks 109-86. That series is tied 1-1.
• In the Western Conference, the Memphis Grizzlies got past the Golden State Warriors 106-101. That set is tied 1-1.
• In the Eastern Conference, the Miami Heat entertain the Philadelphia 76ers. Miami leads that series 1-0.
• In the Western Conference, the Dallas Mavericks visit the Phoenix Suns. Phoenix is up 1-0 in that set.
The Detroit Tigers and Pittsburgh Pirates were rained out last night. That game will be made up as part of a straight doubleheader this afternoon. Michael Pineda will start against Dillon Peters in the opener. Alex Faedo has been brought up from Toledo to start the second game against José Quintana. Coverage will begin at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Milwaukee Brewers cruised past the Cincinnati Reds 6-3 last night. Brandon Woodruff pitched into the sixth inning, gave up three runs, and struck out 12. Willy Adames and Rowdy Tellez homered.
The Brewers will entertain the Reds again this evening. Freddy Peralta will pitch against Vladimir Gutierrez.
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