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Huskies, Lakes get FB Wins, FinnU Falls – Sunday Sports Wrap

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In high school football Saturday afternoon, Brendan Middleton scored five touchdowns as Lake Linden-Hubbell defeated L’Anse 38-14. The game was tight through the first half. The Lakes scored in the final second of the second quarter to take a 20-14 halftime lead. The Purple Hornet were unable to mount any kind of offensive threat in the second half.

Cowie throws for Tech - MTU Image.
Cowie throws for Tech – MTU Image.

The MTU football team opened its season with an easy 33-7 victory over Walsh. Quarterback Brandon Cowie was almost perfect, completing 26 of 28 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns. The Cavaliers didn’t score until the fourth quarter. The Huskies’ defense held Walsh to just 35 yards rushing.

The Michigan Tech volleyball team lost a tough 3-2 (25-22, 15-25, 25-13, 16-25, 7-15) match against Augustana in their final game at the Flyer Festival in Romeoville, Illinois on Saturday. The Huskies won one of their four games at the invitational.

The MTU soccer team will host St. Cloud State today at noon.

The Northern Michigan University football team tied Lake Erie in the final minute of regulation, then won the game 38-35 in overtime. In the extra period, the Storm kicked a field goal on their first possession. The Wildcats responded with a touchdown to win the game.

Copeland evades a tackler - Finlandia image.
Copeland evades a tackler – Finlandia image.

The Finlandia University football team spotted Concordia-Wisconsin a 24-0 lead Saturday, then hung tough in a 31-14 loss.  Freshman quarterback Eddie Yearby completed 17 of 32 passes for 221 yards and no interceptions. Freshman Cameron Copeland scored both Lions’ touchdowns – one on a six-yard run, and the other after forcing a fumble on a Finlandia punt, and recovering the ball in the end zone.

The Finlandia men’s soccer team shut out Northland University 3-0 Saturday afternoon. Jonathan Barnes, Chris Johnson and Steven Nelson scored for the Lions. Alex Freeman had two assists.

At the Sugar Loaf Classic in Winona, Minnesota, the Finlandia volleyball team lost 3-1 (25-13, 20-25, 25-17, 25-9) to St. Norbert, and 3-0 (25-8, 25-12, 25-14) to Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Saturday.


The Detroit Tigers lost to the Kansas City Royals 5-2 on Saturday. Michael Fulmer gave up three runs over six innings, and took the loss. Ian Kinsler homered.

The Tigers conclude that series at Kansas City this afternoon. Daniel Norris will start against Edinson Volquez. Hear the first pitch at 2:15 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.


Cleveland won on Saturday, so Detroit now trails the Indians by five and a half games the American League Central Division.

The Milwaukee Brewers broke open a tie game with four runs in the eighth inning, and went on to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-4 on Saturday. Chris Carter had four hits, including a home run.

The Milwaukee Brewers wrap up that series at Pittsburgh this afternoon. Chase Anderson will pitch against Steven Brault.

The Green Bay Packers trimmed their roster to 53 players on Saturday. One of the casualties was eight-year veteran guard Josh Sitton. The Packers kept six undrafted rookies on the squad, including quarterback Joe Callahan.


The Detroit Lions also trimmed their roster to 53 on Saturday. The cuts included former University of Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock, who was the team’s highest-rated quarterback in the preseason. Dan Orlovsky will remain as the club’s backup quarterback.

Our high school football coverage continues Friday evening, when Houghton entertains Ironwood. Our pregame coverage will begin around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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