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High School

In high school football last night, Westwood got off to a fast start, and cruised past L’Anse 55-15. See video highlights below.

Ontonagon faces Carney-Nadeau this afternoon.

Competition involving Houghton County high school teams should resume next week, now that face-to-face activities have been cleared by the Western U.P. Health Department. Schedules may be adjusted to try to make up some of the missed contests in some sports. We’ll update the daily schedules on our KeweenwReport.com Community Calendar as information becomes available.

MLB

In the American League Divisional Series last night, Mike Brosseau’s home run in the eighth inning lifted the Rays to a 2-1 victory over the Yankees. Tampa Bay wins that set 3-2, and will face the Astros in the American League Championship Series beginning tomorrow night.

The National League Championship Series between the Dodgers and the Braves opens on Monday.

NBA

The Heat stayed alive in the NBA championship series with a 111-108 win over the Lakers last night. L-A still leads that set 3-2, with game six set for tomorrow night.

NHL

The Red Wings didn’t make any big, splashy news as the NHL’s free agent signing window opened yesterday, but they did announce deals with five players…
• Veteran forward Bobby Ryan signed a one-year, $1 million deal. He played for the Ducks and the Senators, and recently won the league’s Masterton Trophy, after undergoing treatment for an alcohol problem.
• Former University of Michigan defenseman Jon Merrill inked a one-year, $925,000 deal. He spent the past three seasons with the Golden Knights.
• Forward Kyle Criscuolo signed a two-way deal. He played in the AHL last season, and saw a little ice time with the Sabres several seasons ago.
• Forward Riley Barber signed a two-year contract. He saw a little action for the Canadiens and Penguins last year, but ended the season in the minor leagues.
• Goaltender Kevin Boyle agreed to a one-year deal. He spent last year in the Ducks’ minor league system, and is not likely to be the major league goalie the Wings need to replace Jimmy Howard.

NFL

The Lions and Packers are both off this weekend.

COVID-19 diagnoses have forced two NFL schedule changes this weekend. The Patriots’ game against the Broncos has been moved to Monday, and will start at 5:00. Quarterback Cam Newton is among the New England players who have been infected, but delaying the game by a day could make it possible for him to return to the lineup. Monday will be 10 days since his diagnosis, and he has shown no symptoms. It’ll be up to the team, and the doctors. The Titans’ match against the Bills is still scheduled for Tuesday, assuming Tennessee doesn’t record any more COVID-19 cases.

If the Bills do play Tuesday, their scheduled Thursday night game against the Chiefs will be moved back to next weekend. That will leave the league without a Thursday night contest next week.

The Jets closed their practice facility yesterday, after a player received a preliminary positive COVID-19 test. The team now says that all personnel have tested clean, and their game against the Cardinals will be played tomorrow as scheduled.

Our high school football coverage resumes Friday, when Hancock hosts Calumet. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. We’ll also cover Houghton, Hancock and Calumet in the opening round of the WestPAC volleyball tournament a week from today, beginning at 9:40 on KBear 102.3.

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