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Loukus to Play in OHL – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school volleyball last night…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell swept Chassell 3-0 (25-11, 25-10, 25-13).

In volleyball tonight…
• Houghton plays at Ishpeming.
• Ewen-Trout Creek travels to Ironwood.

The high school football season opens tonight, as Lake Linden-Hubbell faces the Gogebic Miners in Wakefield. Keweenaw Report Sports is the voice of Lakes football, and our coverage will begin at 5:40 on KBear 102.3.

See the full high school sports schedule at KBear102.com.

Hockey

Former Calumet High School hockey standout Dean Loukus will bypass college, and begin play in the Ontario Hockey League this fall. Loukus was named Michigan’s “Mr. Hockey” last season, after posting 60 points in 15 regular season games, and 14 more in five post-season contests. He signed this week with the Saginaw Spirit of the OHL, the team that had drafted him in 2019.

MLB

Lars Nootbar singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning, as the Saint Louis Cardinals edged the Detroit Tigers 3-2 yesterday. The Cardinals opened the inning with Tommy Edman at second base. Michael Fulmer intentionally walked Paul Goldschmidt, who had already hit two solo home runs in the game. After Dylan Carlson lined out to Robbie Grossman, Edman and Goldschmidt executed a double steal. Fulmer intentionally walked Nolan Arenado, to set up a force play at the plate. The strategy worked – Willi Castro fielded Paul DeJong’s grounder at second, and threw home to get the second out of the inning, but Nootbar’s base hit ended the game. Tarik Skubal struck out 10 over five innings, but also gave up both of Goldschmidt’s home runs.

The Tigers have today off, and host the Blue Jays tomorrow night. Coverage will begin at 6:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

After a successful rehab start Tuesday with the Toledo Mud Hens, Detroit Tigers manager A.J. Hinch said yesterday that Matthew Boyd is on track to return to the starting rotation on Sunday. Boyd has missed more than two months with a sore arm. José Ureña could be back with the club as early as Saturday, after spending a month on the injured list.

The Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Cincinnati Reds 4-1 last night. Brandon Woodruff struck out 10 over six shutout innings. Christian Yelich scored two runs.

The Brewers entertain the Reds again this afternoon. Brett Anderson will pitch against Sonny Gray.

NFL

The Green Bay Packers have placed receiver Devin Funchess on injured reserve because of a hamstring issue. The move could end Funchess’ season. He opted out of last season because of COVID-19 concerns.

Youth Basketball

Registration for the Little Huskies youth basketball program is now open. Michigan Tech is offering leagues for boys in grades three through six, and girls in grades two through five. See details here.

Our high school football coverage begins tonight, when Lake Linden-Hubbell visits the Gogebic Miners. The broadcast from Wakefield will begin at 5:40 on KBear 102.3. Keweenaw Report Sports will broadcast all of the Lakes’ games this fall. Calumet begins its season at home against Gladstone tomorrow. Hear all of Calumet’s games on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. Houghton opens its campaign tomorrow on the road at Westwood. Hear all of Houghton’s games on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf. See our full broadcast schedule at KBear102.com.

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