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Houghton, Calumet Earn Football Wins – Saturday Sports Wrap

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In high school football last evening…
• Houghton pounded Gwinn 54-6. Wyatt Jenkins powered the Gremlins to a 40-0 halftime lead, running for three touchdowns and five two-point conversions. Camden Markham and Gab Carlson also scored. JV callup Braden Goudge turned in a 72 yard kickoff return in the second half.
• Three third-quarter touchdowns lifted Calumet to a 41-22 victory over L’Anse. The teams played to a 14-14 tie in the first half, with the Copper Kings getting touchdown runs from Amar Patterson and Aksel Loukus. The Hornets scored on runs by Kellen Koskinen and Dean Magaraggia. Patterson ripped off a 65-yard scoring run on the first play from scrimmage in the second half. Calumet then turned two L’Anse fumbles into touchdowns, with Aksel Loukus passing to Gabe Mattila for one, and Garrett Peterson running two yards for the other. Patterson tallied his third touchdown of the night early in the fourth quarter, and the Hornets closed the scoring with a 70-yard Magaraggia to Gavin Cadeau pass play. Patterson rolled up 173 yards on 16 carries for the Copper Kings, and the Calumet defense held the L’Anse rushing attack to just 77 yards.

The wins set up playoff appearances for both the Copper Kings and Gremlins in Division Six. Menominee upset Kingsford 42-41, so the projection is that Calumet will open the playoffs at Menominee. Houghton will likely play at Negaunee. L’Anse may still be in the playoffs, despite last night’s loss – if so, they’ll open at Traverse City St. Francis in Division Seven.

Today, Lake Linden-Hubbell hosts Ontonagon.

High School

In volleyball last night…
• Baraga defeated Chassell (score not reported).

The U.P. cross country finals will be held today at Gladstone.

College Football

Michigan Tech visits top-ranked Ferris State today.

Northern Michigan plays at Grand Valley State.

Finlandia entertains Crown College. Coverage will begin at 12:40 on the Voice of the Lions, 99.3 The Lift.

College Hockey

The Michigan Tech hockey team lost 5-2 to Bemidji State in their Central Collegiate Hockey Association opener last night. The Huskies opened up an early lead with goals by Logan Ganie and Ryland Mosely, then saw the Beavers score five unanswered goals, four in the third period. Blake Pietila took the loss in net, as Tech was outshot 42-19. Those teams skate at the SDC again tonight at 6:07.

Northern pounded Alaska-Anchorage 9-1 last night. Those teams skate in Marquette again tonight.

The Finlandia women’s hockey team hosts Northland College in an exhibition match today at 5:00.

College Volleyball

The Michigan Tech volleyball team claimed a 3-1 (25-18, 12-25, 25-19, 25-15) victory at Grand Valley State last night. Jillian Kuizenga had 15 kills. The Huskies play at Davenport University today.

College Soccer

The Michigan Tech soccer team lost 2-0 at Ferris State yesterday, and plays at Saginaw Valley State tomorrow.

The Finlandia University women’s soccer team plays at Viterbo today, and wraps up its regular season at Wisconsin-Platteville tomorrow.

The Finlandia men’s team will face Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg today in Crown Point, Indiana, and will conclude its season tomorrow at Illinois Tech.

NHL

The Red Wings couldn’t hold an early lead, and lost to the Blackhawks 4-3 in overtime last night. Pius Suter, Dylan Larson and Dominik Kubalik scored for Detroit. Alex Nedeljkovic took the loss in net.

The Wings host the Ducks tomorrow. Because of NFL football on 99.3 The Lift, coverage will begin at 8:15 on KBear 102.3.

NBA

The Pistons lost to the Knicks 130-106 last night. Saddiq Bey scored 26 for Detroit.

The Pistons visit the Pacers tonight. Coverage begins at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

MLB

The Phillies defeated the Padres 4-2 last night. Philadelphia leads the National League Championship Series 2-1, and will host game four tonight.

The American League Championship Series resumes today in New York, with the Astros leading the Yankees 2-0.

NFL

Tomorrow…
• The Lions visit the Cowboys for a 1:00 game. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott is expected to play, after missing time following thumb surgery. Detroit running back D’Andre Swift is listed as questionable, with ankle and shoulder problems.
• The Packers visit the Commanders for a 1:00 game.

Upcoming local sports broadcasts:

  • Today – Finlandia University football hosts Crown College. Coverage will begin at 12:40 on the Voice of the Lions, 99.3 The Lift.
  • Tuesday – Calumet volleyball plays at Hancock. Coverage will begin around 6:10 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.

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