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In high school boys basketball last night…
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City dominated Hancock 83-43. The Blue Bolts outscored the Bulldogs 48-17 in the second half, and held them scoreless in the fourth quarter. Jaden Janke led Dollar Bay with 37 points.
– Wakefield-Marenisco shut down Baraga 75-30.

On the boys schedule tonight, Calumet plays at Houghton. Broadcast coverage will begin around 7:00 on 97.7 The Wolf.

In last night’s only local girls game, Calumet lost at Marquette 53-40.

In girls action tonight…
– Hancock welcomes Lake Linden-Hubbell.
– Jeffers hosts Republic-Michigamme.
– Chassell entertains Watersmeet.
– L’Anse tips off at Baraga.
– Ontonagon plays at Wakefield-Marenisco.
– Ewen-Trout Creek welcomes Bessemer.

In hockey tonight…
– Houghton welcomes Negaunee. Pregame coverage will begin around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Hancock entertains Escanaba.

The draw for this year’s regional hockey tournament has been announced. The tourney will be hosted by Hancock High School, and will take place at the John MacInnes Student Ice Arena. Hancock will open the tournament against Houghton on Monday, February 26th. On Wednesday, February 28th, Calumet will face Jeffers, and L’Anse will meet the winner of the Houghton-Hancock match. The regional final will be played Saturday, March 3rd, at 2:00. KBear 102.3 will broadcast all of the regional games, and will follow the winner as far as they go in the state tournament.

The Houghton swim team competes at Marquette today.

The Finlandia women’s soccer team has added another player for next season. Rylie Steele was a three-year starter for Mustang High School in Yukon, Oklahoma.

The Michigan Tech basketball teams will make up last week’s missed games against Davenport University last week this afternoon. The women will tip off at noon, and the men at 2:00 at Lake Superior State University. After losing at Wayne State last week, the Huskies women’s team has fallen to 18th in the latest Women’s Basketball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Poll.

The Detroit Pistons lost 98-95 in overtime to the Utah Jazz last night. Andre Drummond made a statement following his All Star team snub by scoring 30 points and collecting 24 rebounds. The other four Detroit starters connected on only 14 of 47 shots. The Pistons have lost six straight, and entertain the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday. Tip-off is at 5:00 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Detroit Red Wings host the Chicago Blackhawks tonight. Pregame coverage will begin at 7:10 on 99.3 The Lift.

A day after he was sent down to Grand Rapids by the Wing, Dominic Turgeon was called back up. To make room, Detroit sent veteran David Booth through the waiver process, and then assigned him to the Griffins.

Former Milwaukee Brewers closer Trevor Hoffman was one of three players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday. Hoffman recorded 601 saves over 18 seasons – the final two of which were spent in Milwaukee. Sluggers Jim Thome and Vladimer Guerrero were also elected. For the sixth straight year, Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens were denied admission. Their hall-worthy careers were tainted by allegations they used performance-enhancing drugs. The only two former Detroit Tigers on the ballot – Gary Sheffield and Johnny Damon – finished well short of the 75 percent majority needed.

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