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Hancock Claims Copper Bowl – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school football last night…
• Hancock won the annual Copper Bowl game, edging Houghton 20-17. On a windy, rainy night at the Houghton field, the Bulldogs were aided by eight Gremlins turnovers. Hancock grabbed an early lead, with touchdown runs of 20 yards by Leroy Bastian, and 14 yards from Shane Aho. The Gremlins came back, with a one-yard plunge by Kaiden Zapolnik, a field goal by Raymond Shaw, and a 14-yard touchdown catch by Blake Willey. Aho’s two-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter gave the Bulldogs the win, with a Chad Nordstron interception cutting off the Gremlins’ final drive. Both teams are now 3-2 on the season. Hancock hosts Westwood next Friday night. Houghton welcomes West Iron County, with pregame coverage beginning at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Calumet did all of its scoring in the first half, routing Gwinn 42-0. Dryden Nelson ran for two touchdowns and caught a 64-yard TD pass for the Copper Kings. Quarterback Paul Sturos and running backs Kip Kangas and Alan Bjorn each scored once. Calumet improves to 3-2, and will entertain Iron Mountain next Friday. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
• Danny Marcotte ran for five touchdowns, as Lake Linden-Hubbell clubbed North Dickinson 42-12. In a driving rain, Marcotte scored on runs of 9, 19, 46, 2 and 57 yards. The Lakes’ other touchdown came when Travis Ongie recovered a Nordics’ fumble on a kickoff return, and ran it in. Lake Linden improves to 3-2, and will host Stephenson next Saturday. Keweenaw Report Sports coverage will begin at 1:10 on KBear 102.3.
• The Ontonagon game against Carney-Nadeau was canceled.

See highlights from the Copper Bowl and Calumet-Gwinn game here:

In high school football today…
• L’Anse plays at West Iron County.

In high school volleyball last night…
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City v Baraga – no report.

In volleyball today…
• Calumet competes at the Duluth Invitational.

See the full schedule for all our local high school teams here.

College Volleyball

The Michigan Tech volleyball team swept Lake Superior State 3-0 (25-19, 25-18, 25-23) last night. The Huskies play at Northwood University today.

The Finlandia University volleyball team is at Olivet College for a triangular against the host Comets and Alma College today.

College Soccer

The Finlandia University women’s soccer team visits Wisconsin-River Falls today, and Macalester College tomorrow.

The Finlandia men’s team is off this weekend.

Tech soccer plays at Saginaw Valley State tomorrow.

College Football

The Michigan Tech football team hosts ninth-rated Grand Valley State today at 1:00.

Northern Michigan plays at Northwood today.

The Finlandia University football team entertains Adrian College today at noon. Pregame coverage begins at 11:40 on 99.3 The Lift.


The Detroit Tigers fell to the Kansas City Royals 3-1 last night. Casey Mize gave up a run on three hits over three pitch-limited innings. Alex Lange took the loss in relief. Eric Haase singled home Robbie Grossman in the sixth inning for Detroit’s only run.

The Tigers host the Royals again today. Tarik Skubal will start against Jon Heasley. Coverage will begin at 5:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

Detroit pitcher Matthew Boyd will undergo flexor tendon surgery on his pitching elbow Monday. While not as serious as Tommy John ligament replacement surgery, the recovery time is still estimated at nine months, which sideline him until well into next season.

The Milwaukee Brewers broke their five-game losing streak with a 5-1 victory over the New York Mets. Eric Lauer pitched into the seventh, giving up a run on three hits. Kolton Wong, Willy Adames and Christian Yelich homered for the Crew.

The Brewers entertain the Mets again tonight. Corbin Burnes will start against Rich Hill. The entire state of Wisconsin is celebrating Bob Uecker Day today, as the legendary broadcaster nears completion of his 51st year calling Brewers games.

The Cardinals stretched their winning streak to 14 games with a doubleheader sweep of the Cubs, but the Brewers’ victory reduced their magic number for clinching the National League Central Division title to any combination of two Milwaukee wins or Saint Louis losses.


The Detroit Lions host the Baltimore Ravens in a 1:00 game tomorrow. The Green Bay Packers visit the San Francisco 49ers in the Sunday night game. Hear both games on 99.3 The Lift.

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