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Lake Linden Reaches Playoffs – Saturday Sports Wrap

Lake Linden Clinches Football Playoff Berth
In high school football last night…

Blake Dupuis returns an interception to set up Lake Linden's winning drive.
Blake Dupuis returns an interception to set up Lake Linden’s winning drive.

– Arthur Lyons scored the winning touchdown on a one-yard quarterback sneak with 1:33 remaining, as Lake Linden-Hubbell got past a stubborn Houghton squad 20-16 Friday night. The Lakes’ winning drive started when Blake Dupuis intercepted a Ben Collaer pass. Lake Linden opened the scoring after Houghton fumbled the opening kickoff, giving the ball to the Lakes on the Gremlins’ 24 yard line.  Lyons completed the short drive with a six-yard run. Houghton responded in the second quarter, as Collaer ran in from seven yards out. Lake Linden retook the lead with seven seconds remaining in the first half, as Lyons found Lucas Klein deep in the endzone with a five-yard pass. Houghton took the lead in the third quarter on a four-yard Collaer run. The Gremlins were driving again, and taking time off the clock when Collaer misfired, giving the Lakes one more chance. Lake Linden’s game-winning drive featured two successful fourth down conversions. The winning touchdown was set up when Lyons hit Brendan Middleton with a 24-yard pass at the Houghton five yard line. The win locked up a playoff berth for the Lakes, who are 6-1 overall. Lake Linden will host North Dickinson next Saturday afternoon. Our pregame coverage will begin at 1:10 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

– Calumet continued its drive toward the playoffs with a 33-8 victory over L’Anse. The Copper Kings led 26-0 at halftime. Calumet and L’Anse now have identical 4-3 overall records. Each needs to win its final two games to guarantee a playoff position. Calumet will play at Ironwood Friday night – our pregame coverage begins at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com – then closes the season at Gladstone. The Purple Hornets close with home games against Northland Pines and Munising.

Chase Anderson reaches for the goal line for Hancock's first touchdown.
Chase Anderson reaches for the goal line for Hancock’s first touchdown.

– Hancock collected three interceptions, and edged Ironwood 14-12. The Bulldogs’ final pickoff came as the Red Devils were threatening to take the lead in the final 30 seconds.

– Forest Park scored 48 points in the first quarter, and cruised past Baraga 56-14. The win earned a playoff berth for the Trojans for the 17th straight season.

– Ewen-Trout Creek fell to Cedarville 49-6 in a game that was played at Rapid River.

Today, Ontonagon plays at Brimley.

You can see video highlights of the Houghton-Lake Linden game, and the Hancock-Ironwood game, here.

Michigan Tech
After a week off, the Michigan Tech football team puts its unbeaten record on the line at Northwood this afternoon.

MTU Image
MTU Image

The Michigan Tech volleyball team earned an easy 3-0 victory over Tiffin Friday afternoon. They’ll host Ohio Dominican this afternoon at 3:00.

The Michigan Tech soccer team won its seventh straight game, with a 4-1 victory at Malone Friday. Jacqueline Mielke scored twice for the Huskies, who play at at Lake Erie tomorrow at noon.

At the USTA/ITA Small College National Championships yesterday, the Tech women’s doubles team of Kwang Suthijindawong and Sandra Cvetanovic lost 0-6, 1-6 int the seventh-place match. They had lost their first two matches on Friday. Find more about their matches here.

NMU Football
The Northern Michigan University football team plays at Malone this afternoon.

Finlandia University
Finlandia Lions
The Finlandia men’s soccer team defeated Kuyper College 4-1 Friday afternoon. Saul Ibarra had three goals and an assist for the Lions. Those teams meet again this afternoon at 2:00 at McAfee Field.

The Lions’ women’s team plays at Mount Mary tomorrow afternoon.

The Finlandia volleyball team plays at Maranatha Baptist Bible University this evening.

NHL – Red Wings Host Ducks
The Detroit Red Wings will host the Anaheim Ducks tonight. Faceoff is at 7:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

NFL – Lions and Packers Prepare for Week Six
Detroit Lions LionGreen Bal Packers LogoThe Detroit Lions play at Minnesota tomorrow. Receiver Calvin Johnson was listed as doubtful on Friday’s injury report. Running back Reggie Bush was listed as questionable. Kickoff is at 1:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

The Packers play at Miami tomorrow. That’s also a 1:00 kickoff.

NBA – Pistons Continue Preseason
The Detroit Pistons will play an exhibition at Washington tomorrow. We will carry select Pistons games again this season on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.

MLB – Roenicke to Return to Brewers
Brewers LogoRon Roenicke will be back as the manager of the Milwaukee Brewers next season. Roenicke has one more season remaining on his contract. The Brewers spent 150 games in first place this season, but a late slide left them out of the playoffs. The collapse did cost two coaches their jobs – hitting coach Johnny Narron and first-base coach Garth Iorg have been dismissed. The team says the rest of the coaching staff will return.

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