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Hancock, L’Anse, Ontonagon Football Fall – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school football last night…
Hancock’s late comeback fell short in a 28-18 loss to Iron Mountain. The Bulldogs trailed 28-0 with seven and a half minutes remaining. A 33-yard touchdown pass to Easton Sintkowski capped a penalty-aided drive that put Hancock on the board. Chad Nordstrom took off for a 93-yard run with just over a minute left, and added a four yard TD reception after an onside kick in the closing seconds to close the gap.
L’Anse lost at Westwood 38-6.
Ontonagon fell at North Central 71-6. The Gladiators’ only touchdown came on a 45-yard hook and lateral to Steve Graff on the Gladiators second play from scrimmage.

See video highlights from all three games here:

In football today…
Calumet plays at Houghton. The home team station gets the broadcast, so listen for coverage beginning at 12:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
Lake Linden-Hubbell faces Carney-Nadeau at the North Central field. Coverage will start at 1:40 on KBear 102.3.

In high school volleyball today...
Houghton plays at the Escanaba Invitational.
Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at the Bark River Tournament.

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

College Hockey

The Michigan Tech hockey team opened its season with a 5-2 non-conference win at the University of Wisconsin Friday night. The Huskies broke open a 1-1 game with four goals in the second period. Logan Pietila had two goals and an assist, while Alec Broetzman had a goal and two assists. Brett Thorne and Brian Halonen also scored for the Huskies, and Blake Pietila made 38 saves. The Huskies play at Wisconsin again tonight.

The Northern Michigan University hockey team began its campaign with a 4-1 win over St. Thomas last night. Mikey Colella scored twice for the Wildcats. Those teams play again tonight in Marquette.

College Soccer

The Michigan Tech soccer team lost 2-1 at 9th-ranked Ferris State University yesterday afternoon. Grace Verhage scored the Huskies’ only goal. Tech will host Wisconsin-Parkside tomorrow.

Both Finlandia University soccer teams are in Storm Lake, Iowa, for matches against Buena Vista University today.

College Volleyball

The Michigan Tech volleyball team hosts Northern Michigan University this afternoon at 4:00.

The Finlandia University volleyball team earned a split on a long day at Ashland yesterday, falling to Northland College 3-2 (19-25, 25-14, 19-25, 25-15, 15-7), and defeating North Central University 3-2 (21-25, 25-19, 17-25, 25-16, 15-7).

College Football

The MTU football team visits Wayne State this evening.

The NMU football squad plays at Davenport University this afternoon.

The Finlandia University football team hosts Minnesota-Morris today. Coverage begins at 12:40 on 99.3 The Lift.


Michigan Tech professor emeritus Bill Sproule has been honored with the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Tom Donahue Service Award. Sproule has served on numerous GLIAC and NCAA committees, and was MTU’s GLIAC Faculty Athletic Representative for more than a decade. Learn more about the honor here.


In the opening games of the National League Divisional Series yesterday…
Rowdy Tellez’ two-run homer in the seventh inning gave the Milwaukee Brewers a 2-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves. Corbin Burnes allowed just two hits over six scoreless innings. Adrian Houser surrendered a solo home run to Joc Pederson in the eighth. Atlanta put runners at the corners in the ninth against Josh Hader, but former Brewer Orlando Arcia grounded into a double play to end the contest. That series continues in Milwaukee this evening.
The San Francisco Giants blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 last night. Those teams play in San Francisco again tonight.

In the American League Divisional Series yesterday…
The Houston Astros defeated the Chicago White Sox 9-4. Houston leads the series 2-0, with game three scheduled for tomorrow night in Chicago.
The Boston Red Sox pounded out 20 hits, and blasted the Tampa Bay Rays 14-6. That set is tied 1-1, and will continue tomorrow afternoon in Boston.


The Detroit Red Wings wrap up their preseason schedule this afternoon at Buffalo. Listen for regular-season Wings games on 99.3 The Lift.


Pistons Hall of Famer Ben Wallace has joined the Detroit front office staff. Wallace will serve as a “basketball operations and team engagement advisor.” The Pistons continue their preseason schedule Monday at Memphis. Listen for selected regular-season contests on 99.3 The Lift.


In NFL action tomorrow…
The Detroit Lions visit the Minnesota Vikings for a 1:00 match.
The Green Bay Packers visit the Cincinnati Bengals for a 1:00 match.

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