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HS Football Begins Tonight – Thursday Sports Wrap

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High School

In high school volleyball yesterday…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell got past Chassell in four hard-fought sets (30-28, 23-25, 27-25, 25-12). Sidney Griffin powered the Lakes with some extended service runs.

Calumet opens its volleyball season downstate at the Cadillac Invitational this morning.

The local high school football season kicks off tonight…
• Hancock will visit L’Anse.
• Ontonagon will host Gogebic.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell will entertain Carney-Nadeau at 4:30. That contest WILL have varsity status. The Wolves are suspending their varsity program for the season, but will play today’s contest as a varsity team.

In football tomorrow night…
• Calumet will visit Gladstone. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
• Houghton will welcome Westwood. Coverage will start at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.

See the composite schedule for all our local sports teams here.

College Soccer

The Michigan Tech soccer team begins its campaign tonight at Minnesota Duluth.

College Basketball

The Finlandia University women’s basketball team has added a new player. Former Watersmeet standout Bethany Baldwin will join the Lions. Baldwin holds the all-time Nimrods scoring record, with 2,047 points. She once scored 63 in one game. She’s transferring in from Triton College in Illinois, where she averaged 17 points per game last season.

MLB

The Tigers erupted for six runs in the fifth inning, and cruised past the Giants 6-1 yesterday. With two outs, Victor Reyes, Kody Clemens and Harold Castro drove in runs with singles, and Willy Castro capped the scoring with an RBI double. Starter Matt Manning turned in six shutout innings, and struck out a career-best eight batters.

The Tigers have today off, and begin a series at Texas tomorrow. Tyler Alexander will start against Glenn Otto. Coverage begins at 7:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Dodgers pounded the Brewers 12-6 last evening. As they did on Tuesday, L-A got off to a quick start, scoring nine runs off Adrian Houser and Hoby Milner over the first four innings. Willy Adames and Hunter Renfroe homered for the Crew.

Milwaukee also has today off, and will visit the Cubs tomorrow.

Houser was brought off the injured list to start last night’s game. Trevor Kelly was sent down to Nashville.

Baseball schedules will look different next season. The change will start on Opening Day, March 30, when all 30 teams are scheduled. In recent years, only a handful of teams took the field on Opening Day. The Tigers will begin their campaign on the road against the Rays. The Brewers will open against the Cubs at Wrigley Field.

Beyond that, the number of games played against division opponents has been reduced from 76 to 52. That will allow more interleague play. For the first time ever, each team will face every other major league team during the season, with four games against their designated interleague geographic rivals, and three against every other team in the opposite league.

NFL

The Packers conclude their exhibition season tonight at Kansas City. Kickoff is at 8.

The Lions wrap their preseason schedule Sunday at Pittsburgh.

Our high school football coverage begins tomorrow. Calumet visits Gladstone – pregame coverage starts at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. Houghton entertains Westwood – pregame coverage begins at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.

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