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Kings, Lakes Take Command – Saturday Sports Update

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Calumet's Trevor Johnson scores on a pass from Russ Bjorn.
Calumet’s Trevor Johnson scores on a pass from Russ Bjorn.

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In high school football Friday night…
– Calumet powered into sole possession of first place in the WestPAC with a  52-17 victory at Hancock. The Bulldogs held Calumet to a three-and-out on the Copper Kings’ first possession, and scored first on an eight-yard pass from Carter Nettell to Carson Turner. Calumet then took over, and scored seven of the next eight times they held the ball. Rory Anderson and David Kaipio each ran for two touchdowns. Brock Poyhonen and Grant Johnson scored one each, and Russ Bjorn connected with Trevor Johnson for a score. See video highlights here.

– Unbeaten Lake Linden-Hubbell grabbed the Mid-Eastern Conference lead by handing Newberry its first loss of the season, 44-29. The Lakes trailed 29-24 at halftime, but scored 20 unanswered points in the second half to put the game away.
– L’Anse’s upset bid against Hurley fell short. The Purple Hornets led 20-12 at halftime, but the Midgets came back to take a 40-20 victory. The win guarantees Hurley its 19th-straight berth in the Wisconsin playoffs.
– Western Eight leader North Central blew past Baraga 56-0.
– Ontonagon fell to Northeast Wisconsin Lutheran from Green Bay 36-14.
– Forest Park pounded Ewen-Trout Creek 66-24.

Today, Houghton plays at West Iron County. Our pregame coverage will begin around 2:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

WestPAC (through September 23)
1. Calumet (4-0, 4-1)
2. Hurley (4-1, 5-1)
3. Hancock (3-1, 3-2)
4. Houghton (2-1, 3-1)
5. West Iron County (1-1, 2-2)
6. Northland Pines (1-3, 2-4)
7. Ironwood (0-5, 0-5)
7. L’Anse (0-3, 0-5)

Mid-Eastern Conference (through September 23)
1. Lake Linden-Hubbell (2-0, 5-0)
2. Newberry (3-1, 4-1)
3. Bark River-Harris (1-1, 2-2)
3. North Dickinson (1-1, 2-2)
5. Gogebic (0-2, 1-3)
6. Munising (0-2, 1-4)

Western Eight Conference (through September 23)
1. North Central (4-0, 5-0)
2. Forest Park (4-1, 4-1)
3. Rapid River (3-1, 4-1)
3. Stephenson (3-1, 4-1)
5. Ontonagon (2-2, 2-3)
6. Carney-Nadeau (1-3, 1-3)
7. Baraga (1-4, 1-4)
8. Superior Central (1-4, 1-4)
8. Ewen-Trout Creek (1-4, 1-4)

The Michigan Tech volleyball team suffered its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference loss of the season Friday night, dropping a seesaw 3-2 (16-25, 25-14, 17-25, 25-13, 11-15) battle at Ashland. The Huskies play at Tiffin this afternoon.


The MTU soccer team opened its GLIAC schedule with a 1-0 victory over Ferris State Friday night. Jaci Mielke scored the game’s only goal. The Huskies entertain Grand Valley State tomorrow at noon.

The Tech women’s tennis team is playing at the ITA Regionals in Grand Rapids this weekend. The men’s tennis team plays at the Bulldog Invitational in Big Rapids.

The MTU football team plays at Hillsdale this afternoon.

The Northern Michigan University football team entertains Northwood today.

Finlandia Lions New LogoAt the Finlandia University volleyball invitational, the Lions dropped a hard-fought 3-2 (25-27, 16-25, 13-25, 25-22, 15-8) decision to Grace Bible College on Friday. Maranatha Baptist University defeated Grace 3-0 in the second match of the day. Finlandia will play Maranatha today at noon at the Paavo Nurmi Center.

The Finlandia men’s soccer team lost 2-0 at Manchester University Friday evening. The Lions play at Bluffton tomorrow afternoon. The women’s soccer team plays at Mount Mary University today, and MacMurray College tomorrow.

The Finlandia football team plays at Wartburg College this afternoon.


Michael Fulmer struck out nine, as the Detroit Tigers defeated the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Friday night. Fulmer scattered eight hits over seven innings, and allowed just one run. Detroit took a quick lead with two runs in the first inning. They built their margin with homers by Victor Martinez, Justin Upton and Cameron Maybin.

The Tigers have won five in a row, and entertain the Royals again this afternoon. Daniel Norris will start against Yordano Ventura. Hear the first pitch at 1:10 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

The Indians also won, so any combination of three Cleveland victories or Detroit losses clinches the American League Central Division title for the Indians. Baltimore and Toronto won, so Detroit continues to hold the second American League wild card playoff berth… a game behind the Blue Jays, and a half-game ahead of the Orioles.


The Milwaukee Brewers came from behind with three runs in the seventh inning, and held on to edge the Cincinnati Reds 5-4 Friday night. Chris Carter hit his 38th home run of the season in the second inning. Zach Davies turned in four shutout innings, but left the game after surrendering three runs in the fifth.

The Brewers continue their final home series of the season when they host the Cincinnati Reds tonight. Taylor Jungmann will make his first start since April for Milwaukee. Dan Straily will pitch for Cincinnati.


The Detroit Lions visit the Green Bay Packers tomorrow for a 1:00 game.


The Lions will be without defensive end Ezekiel Ansah, who has a high ankle sprain. Linebackers DeAndre Levy and Antwione Williams are listed as doubtful, and Adairius Barnesm, Eric Ebron, Wallace Gilberry, Riley Reiff, Devin Taylor, Kyle Van Noy, Tyrunn Walker and Larry Warford all listed as questionable.

Sam Sheilds will miss the game for the Packers because of a concussion. Clay Matthews, Morgan Burnett, Letroy Guion, Datone Jones and T.J. Lang are listed as questionable on Green Bay’s latest injury report.

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