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Hurley Dominates GWC Football All-Stars – Thursday Sports Wrap

VolleyballHigh School Volleyball
In the final night of action in the high school volleyball regular season tonight…
– L’Anse plays at Ontonagon.
– Ewen-Trout Creek and Dollar Bay play at a triangular at Lake Linden-Hubbell.
– Baraga visits at Chassell.

Great Western Conference Football All StarsHurley Dominates Great Western Football Selections
Conference champion Hurley dominated the All-Great Western Conference football honors announced yesterday. The Midgets were named Team of the Year, and coach Dave Lundin was named Coach of the Year.

Local players honored include Wide Receiver of the Year Lucas Klein and Kicker of the Year Blake Dupuis… both from Lake Linden-Hubbell.

From the Lakes, end Lucas Klein, quarterback Arthur Lyons, running back Blake Dupuis and wide receiver Tyler Roose were named to the all-conference offense. Linebacker Nic Walli was placed on the defense. Brendan Middleton, Nick Trezona and Dustin Provost received honorable mention votes.

From the Baraga Vikings, running back Michael Turunen and receiver Corbin Crittenden were voted to the offense, and linebacker Brendan Varline to the defense. Ed Ling, Austin Smith and Jonah Goodreau received honorable mention votes.

Check the full list of Great Western Conference post-season honors here.

MTU
The Michigan Tech soccer team plays at Saginaw Valley State this afternoon.

Ben Stelzer
Stelzer
Blake
Blake

The Michigan Tech men’s basketball team has been picked to win the GLIAC North this season. The coaches’ poll released yesterday has the Huskies in first place, followed by Grand Valley and Lake Superior State. Northern Michigan was picked to finish last. You’ll find full details about the poll, team previews, and interviews with the coaches here. Ben Stelzer of the Huskies was voted preseason Player of the Year.

The Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan women’s basketball teams have been picked to battle for the GLIAC North title this season. The coaches’ poll released yesterday tabs the Wildcats for a first place finish, and the Huskies for second. Dani Blake of the Huskies was picked for the preseason first team, and Kenzie Perttu was voted to the second team. For the Wildcats, Alyssa Colla was named to the first team, and Lauren Gruber to the second team. You’ll find full details about the poll, team previews, and interviews with the coaches here.

Justin Abdelkader
Abdelkader

NHL – Red Wings Conk Capitals
Justin Abdelkader had two goals and an assist, as the Detroit Red Wings outskated the Washington Capitals 4-2 last night. Pavel Datsyuk had a goal and an assist. Jimmy Howard made 25 saves. The Red Wings host the Kings tomorrow night. Faceoff is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

Smith
Smith

NBA – Pistons Fall at Denver
The new-look Detroit Pistons opened the NBA season with a thud last night, losing to the Nuggets 89-79. Detroit played without Greg Monroe, who is serving a two-game suspension left over from last season. The game was close until Andre Drummond fouled out with three minutes to go. Josh Smith led Detroit with 25 points. The Pistons play at Milwaukee tomorrow night.

NFL
In tonight’s NFL game, the Saints play at Carolina. Kickoff is at 8:25 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY. Please have your picks in the Wolf Pro Football Challenge turned by noon today at one of our sponsors. You’ll find a list of locations, and Todd and Jeff’s picks, here.

Muck Run Saturday
The annual MTU Muck Run will be held at the MTU Trails on Saturday. The 5K run begins at 10:00. There will be prizes for the winners, and a prize for the best Halloween costume. Early sign-up discounts are available for entries dropped off by close of business tomorrow at the OEP house on the MTU campus. You may also sign up before the race, between 8:30 and 9:30 on Saturday morning. Proceeds support the MTU cross country teams.

The high school football playoffs begin this weekend. We’ll broadcast Calumet’s game at Harrison on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. Hear Lake Linden-Hubbell’s home game against Bark River-Harris on 97.7 The Wolf. Pregame for each broadcast will begin Saturday afternoon at 12:40.

To make sure your team’s scores are included in morning sports, send them to mornings@up.net.

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