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Miggy Clubs Two as Tigers Fall – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school volleyball this evening…
• Houghton entertains Ishpeming.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell welcomes Ontonagon.
• Jeffers hosts L’Anse.
• The Hancock match at Iron Mountain has been canceled.

In cross country yesterday, the Houghton boys and girls swept the Dollar Bay-Chassell meet at the Chassell Trails. The host Blue Bolts took second in each meet. Ingrid Seagren and Paige Sleeman finished first and second in the girls competiton, and Mercedes Gregorson of the Gremlins placed fifth. On the boys side, Houghton’s Eric Weiss bested Ewen-Trout Creek’s Jonah Nordine to take the title. Gremlins Brandon Peterson, Jake Sullivan, Davin Evans, and Evan Labyak rounded out the top six. See full results here.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers’ late comeback bid fell short last night, as they lost 7-6 to the Minnesota Twins. The Twins scored six runs off Casey Mize over the first five innings, then added one off Nick Ramirez in the bottom of the sixth. That proved to be the game winner, as Detroit scored three in the top of the sixth on Miguel Cabrera’s first home run of the night, and then made it close when Cabrera hit another three-run shot in the top of the ninth.

The loss officially eliminated the Tigers from playoff contention.

The Tigers begin their final scheduled series of the season tonight at Kansas City. Michael Fulmer will pitch against Kris Bubic. Because of NFL football on 99.3 The Lift, coverage of tonight’s Tigers game will begin at 7:40 on KBear 102.3.

The Milwaukee Brewers’ playoff hopes faded a bit last night, with a 6-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

The Brewers start their final series of the season at Saint Louis tonight. Corbin Burnes will start against Kwang Hyun Kim.

NHL

The Lightning outskated the Stars 5-2 last night. Tampa Bay leads the Stanley Cup championship series 2-1. Game four will be played tomorrow.

NBA

The Heat downed the Celtics 112-109 last evening. Miami leads the Eastern Conference final 3-1, with game four tomorrow.

The Lakers face the Nuggets tonight. L-A leads the Western Conference final 2-1.

MTU

Michigan Tech Athletics has hired Charlie Snelson as the Director of Athletic Communication. Snelson comes to the Huskies from Montana State University Billings. He takes over for Calvin Johnson, who was promoted to Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations last spring. 

Youth Hockey

Online registration is open for the Calumet Hockey Association. Because of COVID-19 concerns, no in-person registration will be held. To access the registration form, click here. The registration deadline is October 4th.  

NFL

In tonight’s game, the Dolphins visit the Jaguars. Coverage begins at 8:00 on 99.3 The Lift. Please have your picks in TheWolf Pro Football Challenge turned in by noon today at one of our sponsors.

The Detroit Lions visit the Arizona Cardinals for a 4:25 game on Sunday. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift. The Packers face the Saints in the Sunday night game, which will also be broadcast on 99.3 The Lift.

Our high school football coverage continues tomorrow. Calumet welcomes Gwinn on KBear 102.3. Houghton entertains Norway on 97.7 The Wolf. L’Anse hosts West Iron County – streamed coverage from WFER 97.9 will be available on the sports page at KBear102.com. On Saturday, Lake Linden-Hubbell visits Superior Central. Coverage will begin at 11:40 on KBear 102.3.

Email sports news and scores to mornings@up.net.

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