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In high school volleyball last night…
– Houghton shut out Lake Linden-Hubbell 3-0.
– Calumet blanked Hancock 3-0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-17).
– Chassell visits L’Anse – not reported.
– Baraga welcomes Watersmeet – not reported.
– Ontonagon travels to Bessemer – not reported.
– Ewen-Trout Creek journeys to Hurley – not reported.
At the Kingsford Flivver Cross Country Invitational yesterday, the Houghton boys placed five runners in the top 10, and cruised to an easy victory. Seth Helman and Clayton Sayen finished second and third, individually. The Gremlin girls placed fifth. Anabel Needham finished fourth individually. Full results are here.
The Finlandia University volleyball team will host Northland College tonight. Action begins at 7:00 at the Paavo Nurmi Center. Pregame coverage starts at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.
Jessie Diaz of the Lions has been named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Defensive Player of the Week for volleyball. Men’s soccer player Moises Membreno has been named the ACAA Defensive Player of the Week.
Michigan Tech has hired a new assistant women’s basketball coach. Brooklyn Kohlheim comes from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where she was an assistant coach. She has also been on the staff at the University of Indianapolis, and at Florida Atlantic University, where she also played while in college.
The Cleveland Indians tied an American League record with their 20th straight win, as they blanked the Detroit Tigers 2-0 last night. Matthew Boyd took the tough loss, giving up a run on six hits over five innings.
The Tigers have not scored in 20 consecutive innings. They’ll wrap up that series at Cleveland today. Buck Farmer will start against Mike Clevinger. Pregame coverage will begin at 11:45 on 99.3 The Lift.
Detroit infielder Dixon Machado will be away on paternity leave for a few days. Pitcher Michael Fulmer underwent successful elbow surgery yesterday, and is expected to be ready for spring training. Designated hitter Victor Martinez is recovering from successful cardiac ablation surgery, to correct the irregular heartbeat that sidelined him twice this season.
The Milwaukee Brewers scored four times in the third inning, and went to to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2. Domingo Santana’s two-run double was the big blow. Marcus Thames hit a home run in the first inning. Starter Brent Suter gave up two runs over three innings. Six Milwaukee relievers combined to toss six shutout frames.
The Brewers host the Pirates again tonight. Chase Anderson will start against Tyler Glasnow.
The Cubs and Cardinals both won yesterday, so Milwaukee remains in third place in the National League Central Division, two-and-a-half games behind Chicago, and a half-game behind Saint Louis.
The Detroit Lions have signed former Vikings punter Jeff Locke. He’ll take over for rookie Kasey Redfern, whose season ended with a knee injury during Sunday’s game. Redfern was filling in for Sam Martin, who suffered a foot injury over the summer. Martin is expected to return in a few weeks.
The Keweenaw Bay Hockey Association will hold registration in the Baraga school library tonight between 5:00 and 7:00. First-time players under age eight will receive free equipment for the season, while supplies last. For more details, visit their website.
Light the Night
The fourth annual Light the Night Fun/Run Walk will be held Saturday evening at Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital. The event steps off at 7:15 with a free 1K for children. The 5K Fun Run/Walk follows at 7:45. Proceeds will benefit 31 Backpacks. Registration is $25.00. Sign up online here through tomorrow, or from 5:00 to 7:00 in the hospital courtyard before the race.
Our high school football coverage continues Friday night, when Houghton plays at Calumet. The pregame show will start around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
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