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Houghton Boys Win WestPAC Golf Crown – Wednesday Sports Wrap

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High School

In high school baseball yesterday…
• Jeffers and Houghton split their doubleheader. The Jets took the opener 5-3. Levi Frahm was the winning pitcher, striking out eight and getting two hits. Houghton claimed the nightcap 3-2, scoring the inning run on a walk-off wild pitch. Cody Turner struck out nine for the Jets, who suffered their first loss of the season.
• Hancock v Ontonagon – no report.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell dropped two to Ironwood, 18-0 and 15-5.

On today’s baseball schedule…
• Houghton welcomes Negaunee.
• Calumet hosts Westwood.
• Hancock entertains Gwinn.

In softball yesterday…
• Houghton swept Ishpeming 14-1 and 15-0.
• The Jeffers varsity v the Calumet JV – no report.
• L’Anse lost two to Westwood, 8-5 and 18-3.

In softball today…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Calumet.
• Hancock hosts Negaunee.

At the WestPAC golf championship at the Portage Lake course yesterday…
• Houghton won the boys crown, with Calumet second, and Hancock fifth. All five Gremlins finished in the top 12, with Marino Pisani taking the medal with a 72. Calumet’s Dan Loukus and Hancock’s Jackson Sintkowski tied for sixth. See full results here.
• Negaunee claimed the girls title, with Calumet second and Houghton third. Rachel Niskanen of the Miners medaled. Calumet’s Lily Keranen placed third. Houghton’s top finisher was Kalynn Svoke, in sixth place. See full results here.

On the golf schedule today…
• Calumet, Houghton and Hancock play at Calumet.
• The Copper Mountain Conference meet will be staged at Watersmeet.

In high school track, Calumet, Houghton and Hancock compete at the WestPAC Tourney at Ishpeming.


The Celtics stayed alive in the NBA Eastern Conference finals last night, with a 116-99 victory over the Heat. Miami leads that series 3-1. Game five will be played tomorrow night.


The Golden Knights blanked the Stars 4-0 last evening, to take a 3-0 lead in the Western Conference finals. The Hurricanes visit the Panthers as the Eastern Conference finals continue tonight. Florida leads that set 3-0.

Jonatan Berggren has been named the Red Wings’ rookie of the year by the Detroit Sports Media Association. After an early-season promotion, Berggren netted 15 goals and 13 assists.


The Tigers dropped a 4-1 decision to the Royals last night. Eduardo Rodriguez gave up all four runs over five innings. Javier Báez singled home Detroit’s only run in the fifth.

The Tigers visit the Royals again tonight. Matthew Boyd will start against Zack Greinke. Coverage will begin at 7:15 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Brewers shut out the Astros 6-0 last evening. Joey Weimer and Owen Miller homered. Colin Rea pitched into the sixth, and earned his first win of the season.

The Brewers entertain the Astros again this afternoon. Adrian Houser will pitch against Brandon Bielak.

Milwaukee has signed starting Julio Teheran, who was recently cut by the Padres. Teheran hasn’t pitched in a major league game since he started for the Tigers against Cleveland in April of 2021. The Brewers have four starters on the injured list.


NFL team owners have approved a major modification to kickoff rules. Next season, returners will be able to make a fair catch inside the 25 yard line, and have the ball spotted at the 25 yard line. The goal is to reduce injuries on kickoff returns. The rule will be reviewed again before next season.

The Lions have signed first-round draft pick Jack Campbell. The former Iowa linebacker was the 18th selection in the draft, and Detroit’s second pick. Their top pick, former Georgia Tech and Alabama running back Jahmyr Gibbs, remains unsigned.

Slow Pitch Softball

In Copper Country Slow Pitch Softball League play tonight…
• At Miller Memorial Field in Laurium, Bucko’s/Labatts faces Koppers at 6:15, then takes on Amy J’s at 7:30.
• At the Hancock Driving Park, A and S Industrial/Loukus Tech faces Auto Pro/Thermoanalytics at 6:15, then plays Pat’s Foods/Bucko’s at 7:30.

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