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Jeffers Boys, Hancock Girls Win U.P. Cross Country Titles – Sunday Sports Wrap

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High School

In high school football Saturday…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell outscored Ontonagon 50-26.

At the U.P. cross country finals Saturday at Gladstone…
• Marquette swept the Division One titles. The Houghton girls finished second, and Calumet came in fourth. Tessa Rautiola of the Gremlins placed first individually. Lily Ross finished fifth. The Houghton boys finished third, behind Sault Ste. Marie. Cyrus Hamlin paced the Gremlins with an 11th-place finish.
• Hancock outpointed Ishpeming to take the Division Two girls crown. Ella Keranen, Maylie Kilpela and Rayna Towles placed fifth, sixth and seventh individually. Jeffers dominated the Division Two boys competition, with Hancock placing fifth. Individually, Tavin Larson, Landon Larson and Cameron Anderson of the Jets finished one-two-three. Hancock’s Todd Kilpela placed fifth.
• In Division Three, the Chassell girls placed fifth, with Dollar Bay-Tamarack City seventh. Taryn Maki of the Blue Bolts finished seventh individually. On the boys side, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City finished fifth, with Chassell seventh. Amos Norland of the Blue Bolts claimed first place individually, with Tucker Shannon and Kalvin Kytta of the Panthers placing sixth and seventh.

See full cross country championship results here.

College Football

Michigan Tech gave seventh-ranked Ferris State a run for their money Saturday, but fell to the Bulldogs 28-20. A five-yard touchdown pass from Will Ark and to Darius Willis and a 23-yard Drew Wyble field goal gave the Huskies a 10-0 first-quarter lead. Ferris took control with three consecutive touchdowns. Tech’s Hunter Buechel broke the streak with a 25-yard interception return for a score, but the Huskies couldn’t complete the comeback. Ark completed 26 of 50 pass attempts for 297 yards, but the MTU running game was held to -26 yards on just 14 attempts.

Northern Michigan lost 56-3 at top-ranked at Grand Valley State.

Finlandia fell 40-14 to Crown College Saturday. The Polars scored on the second play from scrimmage. The Lions countered with a 24-yard scoring pass from Hunter Miles to Jordin Haley on their opening possession. Crown dominated the rest of the contest, with Finlandia’s other touchdown coming on a One-yard Miles plunge late in the game.

College Hockey

The Michigan Tech hockey team skated to a 2-2 tie against Bemidji State Saturday night. The visiting Beavers claimed the bonus CCHA standings point in a shootout. Kyle Kukkonen scored both Huskies goals – the first two of his collegiate career. Max Vayrynen stopped 24 shots in his first start in net for the Huskies.

Alaska-Anchorage stunned Northern Michigan 3-1 Saturday night. Former Wildcat Nolan Kent made 31 saves for the Seawolves.

The Finlandia women’s hockey team fell to Northland College 3-1 in an exhibition match Saturday.

College Volleyball

The Michigan Tech volleyball team lost 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-22) at Davenport University Saturday.

College Soccer

The Michigan Tech soccer team plays at Saginaw Valley State today.

The Finlandia University women’s soccer team fell 7-0 at Viterbo Saturday, and wraps up its regular season at Wisconsin-Platteville today.

The Finlandia men’s team played to a 3-3 tie against Campbellsville University-Harrodsburg Saturday, and will conclude its season today at Illinois Tech.


The Red Wings host the Ducks today. Because of NFL football on 99.3 The Lift, coverage will begin at 4:45 on KBear 102.3.


The Pistons lost to the Pacers 124-115 Saturday. Cade Cunningham led Detroit with 22 points.

The Pistons visit the Wizards Tuesday.


In the American League Championship Series Saturday, the Astros blanked the Yankees 5-0. Houston leads the set 3-0, with game four tonight in New York.

The Phillies outscored the Padres 10-6 Saturday. Philadelphia leads the National League Championship Series 3-1, and will host game five tonight.


• The Lions visit the Cowboys for a 1:00 game. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift. Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott is expected to play, after missing time following thumb surgery. Detroit running back D’Andre Swift is not expected to play, with ankle and shoulder problems. The Lions have also placed receiver D.J. Chark on the injured list because of an ankle problem. He’ll miss at least the next four games.
• The Packers visit the Commanders for a 1:00 game.

Upcoming local sports broadcasts:

  • Tuesday – Calumet volleyball plays at Hancock. Coverage will begin around 6:10 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
  • Friday/Saturday – Calumet football opens the playoffs – opponent, site and time to be determined.
  • Friday/Saturday – Houghton football opens the playoffs – opponent, site and time to be determined.
  • Saturday – Finlandia University football hosts Westminster. Coverage will begin at 12:40 on the Voice of the Lions, 99.3 The Lift.

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