In high school football last night…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell smashed Rapid River 60-6. The Lakes’ domination began early, with a 24-yard touchdown pass from Danny Marcotte to Marcus Sutherland on their first possession. Ben Tampas ended the Lakes’ second drive with a 12-yard TD run. A Mason Codere interception then set up a five-yard Tampas plunge. Rapid River got on the board with a 19-yard scoring pass from Blake Lundquist to Carter Johnson, but the Lakes responded with a 63-yard drive, capped off with a 12-yard Marcotte to Sutherland pass, bringing the score to 32-6 shortly before halftime. Midway through the third quarter, a potential Rockets scoring drive ended when Mason Holzberger recovered a fumble in the end zone. Facing fourth and six at their own 24, Marcotte set up for what would have been the game’s only punt. Instead, he tucked the ball in, and raced 74 yards for a touchdown. James Milkey contributed a 64-yard touchdown run later in the third quarter, and, moments later, intercepted a Lundquist pass near midfield, and returned it for a score – his second “pick six” in two games. The Lakes capped their day when backup quarterback Kent Koskela scored on a three-yard keeper with a minute remaining. Lake Linden improves to 2-0, and will host Norway next Saturday. Coverage will begin at 1:10 on KBear 102.3.
• Ontonagon crunched Ironwood 50-22.
In cross country, the Houghton girls edged out Marquette to take the team title at the Dale Phillips Invitational at Presque Isle Park yesterday. Ingrid Seagren was the individual winner, with Paige Sleeman third, and Claire Filpus sixth. Hancock placed sixth in the team competition, with Sierrah Driscoll finishing seventh individually. Marquette dominated the boys side, with all five runners earning top-10 finishes. Houghton came in second. Eric Weiss of the Gremlins placed second individually. See full results here.
The Michigan Tech soccer team will host Saint Cloud State this morning at 11:00.
The Finlandia women’s soccer team hosts Mount Mary this afternoon at 5:00. Our broadcast will begin at 4:40 on 99.3 The Lift. The men’s team entertains Crown College tonight at 8:00, and hosts Blackburn tomorrow at 2:30.
The Tech volleyball team suffered narrow 3-2 losses to Saint Cloud State and Minnesota State as the Keweenaw Classic continued yesterday. The Huskies wrap up the Classic against Concordia-Saint Paul this afternoon at 5:00. Northern Michigan also dropped both of its matches yesterday – 3-1 to Concordia-Saint Paul, and 3-0 to Saint Cloud State. Northern will finish against Minnesota-Duluth today at 2:30.
The Finlandia volleyball team opened play at the Ripon College Invitational with a 3-2 loss to the host team yesterday. The Lions then blanked Maranatha Baptist 3-0. Finlandia will face Northland and Wisconsin-La Crosse today.
The Michigan Tech football team begins its season today at 2:00 at home against Hillsdale.
The NMU football squad opens its campaign at McKendree University.
The Finlandia football team starts its season on the road at Lawrence University.
The Tigers routed the Cincinnati Reds 15-5 last night. The Bengals broke open a close contest with six runs in the sixth inning, and added four more in the seventh. Detroit batters collected 18 hits, including two home runs from Dustin Garneau, and one each from Jonathan Schoop, Jeimer Candelario and Robbie Grossman.
The Tigers continue that series in Cincinnati tonight. Matthew Boyd will start against Tyler Mahle. Coverage will begin at 6:50 on 99.3 The Lift.
Freddy Peralta struggled, as the Milwaukee Brewers lost to the Saint Louis Cardinals 15-4 last evening. In his return from the injured list, Peralta lasted just two innings, and gave up four runs. Each of the four relievers who followed also gave up at least two scores.
The Brewers host the Cardinals again tonight. Adrian Houser will pitch against Kwang Hyun Kim.
The Detroit Red Wings have locked up defenseman Filip Hronek for the next three seasons. The deal is reported to be worth $13.2 million.
Copper Harbor Trails Fest
Competition at the Copper Harbor Trails Festival begins today. The XC mountain bike races take place this morning, with the downhill race on the new East Bluff course this afternoon. For race details, click here.
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