In high school football Saturday…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell took a big step toward securing a playoff berth, with a convincing 36-6 victory over Forest Park. The previously unbeaten Trojans struck early, with Sam McKissack racing 65 yards for a touchdown on the game’s first play from scrimmage. The Lakes responded with a 70-yard drive that ended with a 30-yard Ben Tampas touchdown run. After a Forest Park fumble, Lake Linden took the lead with a 21-yard Danny Marcotte to James Milkey scoring toss. The Lakes defense stopped the Trojans on a fourth down play at the Forest Park 40 yard line, but their scoring drive ended with a fumble five yards from the endzone. Lake Linden’s defense stepped up again, forcing a Trojans punt from their end zone. The Lakes then completed a short 28-yard drive with a five-yard Tampas scoring run to close out the first half leading 22-6. The Lakes continued to stymie the Forest Park offense through the second half, while adding an 11-yard Marcotte to Marcus Sutherland touchdown pass, and a two-yard Randy Roberts run to seal the win. The Lakes improve to 6-2, with an MHSAA standings points total that should assure them of a playoff position. Lake Linden closes the regular season Friday night at Ontonagon. Keweenaw Report Sports coverage will begin at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.
Calumet claimed the title at the WestPAC volleyball tournament Saturday, winning each of their matches in straight sets. Preliminary rounds were split between Houghton and Hancock High Schools. At Hancock, the host Bulldogs fell to Gwinn in the quarterfinals. Negaunee downed Iron Mountain in their quarterfinal match, then beat Gwinn to advance to the finals. At Houghton, West Iron County ousted Westwood in a play-in game. Calumet defeated the Wykons in one quarterfinal, and Houghton took a straight-set win over Ishpeming in the other. The Copper Kings eliminated Houghton in the semifinals, and dispatched Negaunee to take the crown.
The Michigan Tech football team claimed the Miner’s Cup for the 11th straight season Saturday, defeating Northern Michigan 21-14. Will Ark’s 31-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Janssen with just 18 seconds left was the game-winner. Ark and Janssen had connected on an eight-yard play in the first quarter for the Huskies’ first score. After the Wildcats found the endzone twice to take the lead, Ark’s 10-yard run midway through the fourth quarter tied the contest. NMU missed a field goal with just under two minutes remaining, and Tech drove 77 yards for the winning score. MTU is 16-3 against NMU since the Miner’s Cup was introduced in 2002.
Saturday’s Finlandia University football game against Martin Luther University was canceled because of COVID-19 issues.
The Michigan Tech soccer team plays at Davenport University this morning.
The Finlandia University men’s soccer team hosts Concordia-Moorhead this afternoon at 3:00.
The 25th-ranked Tech volleyball team upset 17th-ranked Hillsdale 3-0 (25-15, 25-23, 27-25) Saturday afternoon at the Midwest Crossover Tournament in Hammond, Indiana. It was the 10th straight win for the Huskies, and the first loss of the season for the Chargers. Anna Jonynas led Tech with 15 kills. Laura De Marchi had 39 assists, and Carissa Beyer had 17 digs.
The Finlandia volleyball team lost both of their matches at the Wisconsin-Eau Claire tournament Saturday, falling 3-0 (25-13, 25-14, 25-14) to the host team, and 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-5) to Wisconsin-La Crosse.
The Michigan Tech hockey team lost 2-1 to the US National Under-18 Development Team in an exhibition Saturday evening. Brian Halonen scored the Huskies’ only goal. Blake Pietila made 14 saves.
The Northern Michigan hockey team lost to Notre Dame 5-2 Saturday evening.
The Detroit Red Wings earned their first win of the season Saturday night, downing the Vancouver Canucks 3-1. Thomas Greiss mad 40 saves in net. Robby Fabri opened the scoring for the Wings. Filip Zadina scored the game-winner in the second period, and Sam Gagner added a late empty-netter.
The Wings host the Columbus Blue Jackets Tuesday. Coverage begins at 7:15 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Detroit Pistons open the regular season Wednesday night at home against the Chicago Bulls. Coverage will begin at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Boston Red Sox defeated the Houston 9-5 Saturday afternoon, to tie the American League Championship Series 1-1. Game three will be played at Boston on Monday.
The Atlanta Braves edged the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in the opening game of the National League Championship Series Saturday. That set continues tonight in Atlanta.
In the NFL today…
• The Detroit Lions host the Cincinnati Bengals in a 1:00 game. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.
• The Green Bay Packers visit the Chicago Bears in a 1:00 contest.
In tonight’s game, the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Seattle Seahawks. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.
Upcoming Local Sports Broadcasts
• Monday, October 18th – Calumet at Houghton Volleyball – 6:10 pregame on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Friday, October 22nd – Houghton at Gwinn football – 6:40 pregame on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Friday, October 22nd – L’Anse at Calumet football – 6:40 pregame on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
• Friday, October 22nd – Lake Linden-Hubbell at Ontonagon – 6:40 pregame on 99.3 The Lift.
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