In high school football last evening…
• Calumet opened its season with a narrow 26-20 overtime loss to Gladstone. The game was tied 14-14 at halftime. The Braves used a nine-minute scoring drive to take the lead late in regulation, but Paul Sturos hit Dryden Nelson with a 19-yard touchdown pass on a fourth down play to tie the contest. Tom Erkkila’s extra point kick that would have won the game was blocked. In overtime, Gladstone quarterback Camron Kelly found Nate Young for an eight-yard touchdown pass. The Copper Kings responded with a drive that carried them to the Braves’ one-yard line, but, with time running out, the Gladstone defense stopped them twice, sacking Sturos on the final play to seal the win. Nelson had all three of Calumet’s touchdowns. Cole Potier scored three for Gladstone.
• Houghton grabbed an early lead, but fell to Westwood 52-8. After Kyle Primeau raced 55 yards for a score on the Gremlins’ first play of the game, the Patriots responded with seven straight touchdowns, the first six by Zach Carlson, and the final one by Luke Olson. See video highlights here.
• L’Anse defeated Hancock 28-12.
• Ontonagon downed Rapid River 54-28.
In volleyball yesterday…
• At the Cadillac Invitational, Calumet fell to Clio in a close 2-1 (25-14, 25-27, 11-15) match in the semifinals. The Copper Kings had advanced with victories over 10th-ranked McBain (25-20, 27-25), 8th-ranked Morley-Stanwood (25-20, 25-9), Hesperia (25-15, 25-10) and Mount Morris (21-25, 25-12).
Houghton runners claimed the top positions at the Marquette Queen City Invitational cross country meet yesterday…
• The Houghton boys finished second to the host Redmen. Eric Weiss of the Gremlins placed first individually, but Marquette runners filled in each of the following four positions. Click on the links for full team results and individual results.
• The Gremlin girls placed third, behind Marquette and Negaunee. Houghton’s Ingrid Seagren took individual honors, and Paige Sleeman finished fourth. Click on the links for full team results and individual results.
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Victor Reyes’ pinch-hit inside-the-park home run lifted the Detroit Tigers to a 2-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays last night. Reyes led off the bottom of the eighth inning with a sinking line drive that skipped under the glove of diving center fielder Josh Palacios, and rolled to the wall. Matt Manning scattered six hits over six innings, and gave up Toronto’s only run. José Cisnero got the win, and Gregory Soto retired the Jays in order in the top of the ninth to claim the save.
The Tigers host the Blue Jays again tonight. José Ureña returns from the injured list to start against Alek Manoah. Coverage will begin at 5:50 on 99.3 The Lift.
Yesterday, Detroit brought pitcher Jason Foley up from the Mud Hens, and designated reliever Erasmo Ramírez for assignment.
The Milwaukee Brewers had just five hits in a 2-0 loss to the Minnesota Twins last evening. Both Minnesota runs came on a Josh Donaldson homer off Eric Lauer in the first inning.
The Brewers continue that interleague series at Minnesota tonight. Adrian Houser will pitch against Charlie Barnes.
The Detroit Lions wrapped up a winless exhibition season with a 27-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts last night. Quarterback Tim Boyle completed seven of nine passes for 53 yards and a touchdown, but left the game when he injured his thumb. He’ll be evaluated today, but coach Dan Campbell said last night that he could miss some time. David Blough finished up, completing 13 of 21 passes for 117 yards, with one interception. Listen for Lions regular-season games again this year on 99.3 The Lift. The Lions begin their regular season two weeks from tomorrow against the San Francisco 49ers. Hear Lions games again this season on 99.3 The Lift.
The Green Bay Packers conclude their pre-season campaign this afternoon at Buffalo.
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