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Lakes’ Playoff Upset Bid Falls Short – Saturday Sports Wrap

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Lake Linden-Hubbell’s high school football season ended with a 35-26 loss at West Iron County in the Division Eight district semifinal last night. The Lakes built a 20-14 halftime lead, but the Wykons turned two Lake Linden fumbles into touchdowns in the second half, to claim an eight-point lead. The Lakes had a chance to tie the game when they scored a late touchdown, but the two-point attempt failed. West Iron put the game away with a final score in the closing minutes.

– Calumet faces Traverse City St. Francis in the opening round of the Division Six playoffs at Thirlby Field in Traverse City. Our broadcast coverage will begin at 12:30, in advance of a 1:00 kickoff on KBear 102.3 and Kbear102.com.
– Hancock opens the Division Five playoffs at Menominee. Our broadcast coverage will begin at 1:40 in advance of a 2:00 Eastern Time kickoff on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.

In the eight man playoffs, Ontonagon was eliminated with a 34-14 loss at Stephenson last night.

Lake Linden-Hubbell dominated the All Copper Mountain Conference volleyball awards announced this afternoon. Laura Lyons was named the league’s Most Valuable Player. Joslynn Perala was named Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row. They were joined on the league’s Elite Team by Erin Seppala of the Lakes, Milly Allen of Chassell, Caitlyn Lynch of Bessemer, and Ebanie Delich of Wakefield-Marenisco.

Joining Lyons, Perala, Seppala and Allen on the Copper Country Division First Team were Maija Codere from Lake Linden, and Sophia Huhta from Chassell.

Members of the Copper Country Division Second Team include Mariah Willmer from Lake Linden, Sydney Danison from Chassell, Paige Isaacson and Natalie Maxson from Dollar Bay, and Andrea Chagnon from Baraga.

Lake Linden won the overall conference title, with an 11-0 league mark.

The Finlandia University volleyball team wraps up its regular season with two losses at the Benedictine University Eagle Classic last evening. The Lions fell to the Milwaukee School of Engineering 0-3 (19-25, 18-25, 22-25) and the host Eagles 1-3 (12-25, 15-25, 25-20-25, 22-25). During the evening, Finlandia’s Jesse Diaz passed the 1,000 career digs mark.

The Finlandia women’s hockey team defeated Sault College 10-2 in an exhibition game yesterday afternoon at the Houghton County Arena. The Lions will skate at St. Catherine University tomorrow afternoon.

The men’s hockey team will hold its annual Blue-White scrimmage today at 4:00 at the Houghton County Arena.

The Finlandia men’s soccer team wraps up its regular season at Wheaton College tonight.

The Michigan Tech soccer wrapped up its regular season with a 1-0 loss to Northern Michigan University on a snow-covered Sherman Field yesterday. The Huskies will open the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday at Grand Valley State.

The Tech volleyball team earned a 3-1 (25-17, 23-25, 25-21, 25-22) victory at Saginaw Valley State last night. The Huskies play at Lake Superior State this afternoon.

The 16th-ranked MTU hockey team lost 3-1 at 12th-ranked Minnesota State last night. The game was tight most of the way. Justin Misak’s goal early in the third period tied the score at 1-1, but the Mavericks scored twice in the final five minutes to seal the victory. Patrick Munson took the loss in net, as the Huskies were outshot 33-18. Those teams play again tonight in Mankato.

The Tech football team entertains Davenport University this afternoon at 1:00 at Sherman Field.

The Northern Michigan University football team plays at Grand Valley State this afternoon.

The Detroit Red Wings visit the Florida Panthers tonight. Pregame will begin at 6:40 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Detroit Pistons face the Clippers in Los Angeles tonight.

The Houston Astros defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 last night, and took a two games to one lead in the World Series. Game four will be played tonight in Houston.

The Detroit Lions will host the Pittsburgh Steelers tomorrow night. Kickoff is at 8:30 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Green Bay Packers have the weekend off.

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