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Kings Cruise; Hornets Fall; ‘Dogs and Gremlins Tie – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school football last night…
• Paul Sturos raced 55 yards for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, and Calumet cruised to a 27-0 victory over Gwinn. Sturos added a seven-yard scoring run, and threw a TD pass to Dean Loukus. Dryden Nelson scored on a 46-yard run. Lightning was spotted during halftime, and school officials decided to end the contest early.
• With opponents Norway and Gogebic bowing out of their games against Houghton and Hancock because of COVID-19 concerns, the Gremlins and Bulldogs set up a last-minute game against each other at McAfee Field. Defenses ruled the evening, until the onset of the storm ended the game early in the fourth quarter, with no score.
• An Ethan Grentz interception set up an Alex Kissell touchdown pass to give L’Anse an early lead, but the Purple Hornets eventually fell to West Iron County 16-7. 

Today…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell visits Superior Central. Coverage begins at 11:40 in advance of a noon kickoff on KBear 102.3.
• Ontonagon travels to Stephenson for a 1:00 game.

The suspension of face-to-face instruction in Houghton County schools that begins Monday will also include cancellation of athletic activities during that stretch. At this time, the suspension does not include schools in Baraga or Ontonagon Counties.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers lost 3-2 to the Kansas City Royals last evening. Spencer Turnbull gave up three runs over five innings and took the loss. Detroit’s runs came in the seventh, on a ground out by Brandon Dixon, and a sacrifice fly by Eric Haase.

The Tigers continue their final scheduled series of the season tonight at Kansas City. Matthew Boyd will pitch against Carlos Hernandez. Coverage begins at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.

Jeimer Candelario will not return for the Tigers’ final games. He’s suffering from a lower back strain.

The Milwaukee Brewers split their doubleheader against the Saint Louis Cardinals yesterday.

Brent Suter threw four shutout innings, as the Crew blanked the Cards 3-0 in the opener. Christian Yelich homered.

Saint Louis scored six runs in the fifth inning to put away a 9-1 victory in the nightcap. Starter Josh Lindblom gave up three runs before leaving in the third inning. Orlando Arcia homered.

The Brewers need to win both of their remaining games, and hope for some help, if they want to reach the playoffs. They’ll play at Saint Louis again tonight. Brandon Woodruff will start against Adam Wainwright.

NHL

The Lightning edged the Stars 5-4 in overtime last night, and took a 3-1 lead in the Stanley Cup championship series. Tampa Bay could claim the Cup with a win tonight.

NBA

The Celtics turned back the Heat 121-108 last night. Miami still leads the Eastern Conference final 3-2, with game six tomorrow.

The Lakers face the Nuggets tonight. L-A leads the Western Conference final 3-1.

NFL

The Detroit Lions visit the Arizona Cardinals for a 4:25 game tomorrow. The Packers take on the Saints in the Sunday night contest. Hear both games on 99.3 The Lift.

College

All of the NCAA FBS conferences will play at least some football this fall. The Mid American Conference announced yesterday that its teams will kick off an abbreviated six-game schedule November 4th. The MAC was the first FBS conference to suspend play because of COVID-19 concerns, and the last to announce a resumption.

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