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In high school football yesterday…
– Lake Linden-Hubbell edged Houghton 12-8.
– Ontonagon blanked Bear Lake 80-0.
1. West Iron County Wykons (5-0, 6-1)
2. Hancock Bulldogs (4-1, 6-1)
3. L’Anse Purple Hornets (3-2, 4-3)
4. Hurley Midgets (3-3, 4-3)
4. Calumet Copper Kings (3-3, 4-3)
6. Gogebic Miners (2-4, 2-5)
7. Houghton Gremlins (1-5, 1-6)
8. Northland Pines Eagles (1-5, 1-7)
Mid-Eastern Conference Standings
1. Newberry Indians (3-1, 4-2)
2. Lake Linden-Hubbell Lakes (3-1, 3-3)
3. Norway Knights (2-1, 6-1)
4. Munising Mustangs (1-2, 4-3)
5. Bark River-Harris Broncos (0-3, 3-4)
Western Eight Conference Standings
1. Rapid River Rockets (6-0, 7-0)
2. Stephenson Eagles (4-1, 6-1)
3. Forest Park Trojans (3-2, 4-2)
3. Ontonagon Gladiators (3-2, 4-2)
3. North Central Jets (3-2, 4-2)
6. Superior Central Cougars (2-5, 2-5)
7. North Dickinson Nordics (1-5, 1-6)
8. Carney-Nadeau Wolves (0-5, 2-5)
In volleyball on Saturday, Calumet fell to Kingsley (21-25, 20-25) in the championship of the gold bracket at the Suttons Bay Invitational. The Copper Kings swept Suttons Bay (25-2, 25-13, 25-6), Onekama (25-17, 25-15, 25-11) the Grand Traverse Academy (25-18, 25-14) and Bellaire (25-15, 25-8) to reach the final. In the tournament, Lea Bjorn 61 kills, 6 aces and 38 digs. Amber Johnson had 83 digs and 11 aces; Molly Larson scored 16 kills and 4 aces; Celia Kiilunen recorded 16 kills and 10 aces; Brea Johnson logged 51 assists, 3 aces and 25 digs; and Niina Anderson had 34 assists, 11 aces and 22 digs.
The Lake Linden-Hubbell volleyball team finished second at the Michigan-Wisconsin Invitational in Ironwood Saturday. In pool play, the Lakes earned 2-0 wins over Butternut (25-8, 25-9) and Wakefield (25-13, 25-16). They lost 2-0 to Ironwood (18-25, 16-25), then swept South Shore (25-15, 25-20) and Drummond (25-23, 25-12). The Lakes fell to Mercer (23-25, 8-25) in the title match.
The Finlandia University football team spotted Robert Morris-Peoria an early lead, then scored 33 unanswered points to gain a 42-20 victory yesterday. The Lions struck first, scoring on a six-yard run by quarterback De’Llontae Johnson, after Joshua Eve returned the opening kickoff 59 yards. RM-P found the end zone on its first two possessions, although Tyler Kangas grabbed a blocked extra point kick after the second score, and returned it the length of the field for two Finlandia points. The Eagles scored again late in the second quarter, to open up a 20-9 lead. Finlandia’s comeback began with Avery Huibregtse’s leg. The junior kicker booted two field goals near the close of the first half, and set a school record by kicking two more early in the third quarter to give the Lions the lead. The rest of the game was all Finlandia, with a touchdown pass from Johnson to Eve, and rushing scores by Taylor Bonetti and Dillion Hueckstaedt. Bonetti, Randy Parker and Bradley St. Fort boosted the defensive effort with interceptions.
Tyler Borkadi scored twice, as the Finlandia men’s soccer team defeated Lawrence University 2-1 yesterday. The Vikings’ only goal against Patrick Miles game late in the game.
At the UW-Oshkosh Classic yesterday, the Finlandia volleyball team lost 3-1 (25-22, 11-25, 9-25, 19-25) to UW-Platteville, and 3-0 (13-25, 21-25, 13-25) to St. Olaf. In the Platteville match, Jessie Diaz recorded 15 digs, and became just the second player in school history to pass 900 for a career.
The Michigan Tech hockey team overcame an early 2-0 deficit, and upended sixth-ranked Minnesota-Duluth 4-3 to win the Icebreaker Tournament in the Zenith City last night. The comeback was fueled by power play goals from Mark Auk, Houghton’s Ray Brice (his first college goal), and Gavin Gould. After Duluth tied the game midway through the second period, Justin Misiak scored the game-winner for the Huskies. Patrick Munson made 33 saves, as Tech was outshot 36-17.
The MTU volleyball team defeated Tiffin 3-1 (25-18, 23-25, 25-17, 25-18) yesterday afternoon. Olivia Ghormley had 22 kills, and Elle Heinonen collected 30 digs.
The Northwood University football team scored a touchdown with 1:17 remaining, and defeated Michigan Tech 29-24 yesterday. The Huskies had overcome an early 14-0 deficit to claim a late lead, but couldn’t hold on for the win. Jake Brown completed just 10 of 26 passes for 113 yards, but did connect for two touchdowns. John Williams rushed for 107 yards on 24 carries.
The Northern Michigan University hockey team earned a split of its season-opening series at Lake Superior State with a 4-1 victory last night. It was the first victory for new Wildcats coach Grant Potulny.
The Wildcats football team lost to 18th-ranked Ashland 38-13 yesterday afternoon.
The Detroit Red Wings edged the Ottawa Senators 2-1 in a shootout last night. Martin Frk scored Detroit’s only goal in regulation. Franz Nielsen tallied the only goal in the shootout. Jimmy Nelson made 37 saves in net for Detroit. The Wings skate at Dallas Tuesday night. Face-off is at 8:30 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Detroit Pistons continue their preseason tomorrow night at Indiana. We’ll broadcast selected Pistons regular-season games on 99.3 The Lift.
In the National League Divisional Series yesterday, the Nationals defeated the Cubs 6-3 to even that set at a win per team. The Dodgers downed the Diamondbacks 8-5, and lead that series 2-0.
In the American League Divisional Playoff Series today, the Red Sox entertain the Astros, and the Indians play the Yankees in New York. Houston and Cleveland hold 2-0 leads.
In NFL action today, the Detroit Lions host the Carolina Panthers. Kickoff is at 1:00 on 99.3 The Lift. The Green Bay Packers visit the Dallas Cowboys in a 4:25 game.
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