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Lakes FB Falls; Kings, Gremlins Advance in WestPAC VB Tourney – Sunday Sports Wrap

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In the heavy snow at Warner Field Saturday, Lake Linden-Hubbell spotted North Central an early 20-0 lead. The Lakes came back, as Caleb Klein ran 61 yards for a touchdown, Brandon Lavigne sprinted 76 yards for another, and Klein added a 31-yard TD run. It was too little, though, as Lake Linden suffered its first loss of the season, 34-22 to the Jets.

Calumet and Houghton will fight for the WestPAC volleyball title, after cruising through the western teams play-in tournament Saturday. In the round-robin event at Houghton High School, the Copper Kings won their first two matches easily, 2-0 (25-12, 25-12) over Hancock, and 2-0 (25-??, 25-13) over West Iron County. The Gremlins also earned two quick early wins, 2-0 (25-14, 25-16) over West Iron County, and 2-0 (25-15, 25-13) over Hancock. In the final matches of the day, Calumet defeated Houghton 2-0 (25-19, 25-16), and Hancock earned a 2-1 (20-25, 25-22, 15-9) victory over West Iron.

As the top two teams in the division, the Copper Kings and Gremlins will face Negaunee and Gwinn in the WestPAC finals this coming Saturday at Calumet. Coverage will begin at 9:40 on KBear 102.3.

The Copper Country Christian School soccer team won the U.P. JV/Club/smaller school teams tournament at Negaunee Saturday. The Warriors opened with a 2-1 win over Sault Ste. Marie. Ben Bishop scored on a goal from the field and a penalty kick. Christian advanced to the championship game with a 3-1 victory over the Marquette JV. Noah Bach scored a goal from the field, and on a penalty kick. In a title game rematch against the Soo, the Warriors fell behind 2-0 early. Goals by Bach and Colby Balyo tied the game, before another Bach penalty kick found the net to win the game 3-2. It’s the first U.P. tournament victory in the 15-year history of the Copper Country Christian School soccer program.


The Rays have won the American League pennant. Tampa Bay built a 4-0 lead, then held off a late comeback by the Astros to claim a 4-2 victory in game seven of the American League Championship Series. Randy Arozarena hit his seventh home run of the postseason for the Rays, and was named the series’ Most Valuable Player.

The Dodgers shaded the Braves 3-1. The National League Championship Series is tied 3-3, and will be decided tonight.

The World Series will begin on Tuesday.


The Lions visit the Jaguars for a 1:00 game today. The game is expected to proceed as scheduled, despite Jacksonville having closed their practice facility because a member of their practice squad tested COVID-19 positive. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.

Detroit has activated guard Joe Dahl off the injured list. They also moved third-string quarterback David Blough from the practice squad to the active roster. To make roster space, the Lions placed tight end Hunter Bryant on injured reserve, and released cornerback Chris Jones.

The Packers head south to play the Buccaneers in a 4:25 game today.

Green Bay has activated receiver Equanimeous St. Brown from the injured list.

Tonight’s game will feature the Rams and the 49ers. Tomorrow, the Bills and Chiefs play a 5:00 game, and the Cardinals and Cowboys play at 8:15. Hear all three broadcasts on 99.3 The Lift.

Our high school football coverage continues Friday with three games. Houghton and Hancock fight for the Copper Bowl on 99.3 The Lift. Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Munising on 97.7 The Wolf. Calumet hosts Marquette on KBear 102.3. Each pregame show will begin at 6:40.

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