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Jets goalie Jacob Zerbst deflects a Negaunee shot.
Jets goalie Jacob Zerbst deflects a Negaunee shot.

High School
In high school hockey last night, Jeffers defeated Negaunee 5-2. Link to video highlights from the game here.

In girls high school basketball last night…
– L’Anse lost to Ishpeming 61-40. Bailey Froberg led the Hornettes with 14 points.
– Ewen-Trout Creek fell to Wakefield-Marenisco 56-36.

– Houghton plays at Calumet – our broadcast begins around 7:00 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Hancock welcomes Ontonagon.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell tips off at Dollar Bay-Tamarack City.
– Chassell plays at Jeffers.
– Baraga visits Republic-Michigamme.

In boys high school hoops last night…
– Houghton shut down West Iron County 40-28.
– Jeffers edged Hancock 45-43. Jay Stevens hit the game winner for the Jets.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City outscored Republic-Michigamme 70-47.
– Baraga’s game at Bessemer was snowed out. No make-up date has been provided.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell’s game against Ontonagon was snowed out. No make-up date has been provided.

In tonight’s only boys game, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City travels to Wakefield-Marenisco.

Jamie Phillips

Michigan Tech hockey players Alex Petan and Jamie Phillips have been named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association Offensive and Defensive Players of the week. Petan scored three goals last weekend, as the Huskies earned a tie and a win over Minnesota State. Phillips stopped 55 of 58 shots in goal. The good weekend has also returned Tech to the national rankings – at number-17 in the latest USCHO.com poll.


The Detroit Pistons lost to the Chicago Bulls 111-101 last night. Ersan Ilyasova had 19 points and 11 rebounds for Detroit. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was thrown out of the game after receiving his second technical foul in the third period.  The Pistons play at Houston tomorrow night.

The Detroit Red Wings will host the St. Louis Blues tomorrow night. Faceoff is at 8:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

The Detroit Lions have removed the “interim” tag from offensive coordinator Jim Bob Cooter’s title. Cooter took over when Joe Lombardi was fired mid-season, and led a dramatic turnaround in the Detroit offense.

Several media outlets are reporting that the Detroit Tigers have signed a contract with free agent outfielder Justin Upton. The deal is said to be for six seasons, at more than 20-million per season. Upton can opt out after two seasons. In nine major league seasons, he has hit .271, and averaged 21 homers. He strikes out 25 percent of the time.

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