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Morning Sports for Friday, March 28th

Morning Sports for Friday, March 28th:

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In the opening game of the Gibson Cup series last night, the Calumet Wolverines edged the Portage Lake Pioneers 3-2. Game two of the best-of-three series will be played at the Colosseum tonight… with game three at the Dee tomorrow night, if necessary. Hear the entire series on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

In the N-H-L… the Red Wings gave up a couple of early goals… fought back… but wound up losing to the Canadiens 5-4. Tomas Tatar tied it with two goals early in the third period… but Montreal responded with two of their own, and hung on for the win. With nine games to go, Detroit remains tied with the Capitals and Maple Leafs for the final playoff spot. The Wings skate at Toronto tomorrow night.

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In the N-B-A… the Pistons entertain the Heat tonight.

Our coverage of the NCAA basketball tournament continues this evening on AM 1400, WCCY.

Local schools are well-represented on this year’s All U-P Girls’ High School Basketball Teams. Houghton’s Elisa Jurmu, and Madi Swanson from L’Anse were named to the Dream Team… along with Lexi Gussert from Forest Park. Gussert was the unanimous choice as Class D Player of the Year. Lexi Rowe from Calumet was named to the Class A-B-C First Team. L’Anse’s Valarie Rajala and Kelsey Ross were named to the Second Team, as was Kelsie Richards from Houghton. Brooke Turin from Ontonagon made the Class D First Team. Julia Daavettila from Dollar Bay and Shelby Seppanen from Jeffers were placed on the Second Team. Scott Lloyd of L’Anse was named Class A-B-C Coach of the Year. Houghton was named Class A-B Team of the Year. For full results, check our sports page.

DREAM TEAM
Lexi Gussert – Sr. – Forest Park*
Elisa Jurmu – Sr. – Houghton
Madi Swanson – Sr. – L’Anse
Hunter Viitala – Jr. – Marquette
Kelley Wright – Sr. – St. Ignace

CLASS ABC FIRST TEAM
Lizzy Dauphinais-Van Buren – Sr. – Westwood
Michelle LeFave – Jr. – Escanaba
Abbey Ostman – Soph. – St. Ignace
Lexi Rowe – Jr. – Calumet
Jessica Spencer – Jr. – Ishpeming

CLASS ABC SECOND TEAM
Maddy Anderla – Sr. – Menominee
Jess Beaudry – Sr. – Gladstone
Taylor Bryant – Fr. – Newberry
Annie Diepenhorst – Jr. – Sault Ste. Marie
Emily Hinsman – Sr. – St. Ignace
Aleda Johnson – Fr. – Negaunee
Amber Larson – Jr. – Kingsford
Valerie Rajala – Sr. – L’Anse
Kelsey Ross – Sr. – L’Anse
Kelsie Richards – Sr. – Houghton

CLASS D FIRST TEAM
Kendra  Campbell – Sr. – Forest Park
Vanessa Freberg – Sr. – Superior Central
Brooke Turin – Sr. – Ontonagon
Hana Vesela – Sr. – Brimley
Tiffany Wangerin – Sr. – Stephenson

CLASS D SECOND TEAM
Julia Daavettila – Sr. – Dollar Bay
Hunter Branstrom – Jr. – Mid Peninsula
Alyssa Graham – Jr. – Brimley
Kelsey Johnson – Soph. – Stephenson
Frankie Mattson – Fr. – Munising
Kassie Metcalf – Sr. – Engadine
Brooke Pasanen – Sr. – Superior Central
Shelby Seppanen – Sr. – Jeffers
Maria Stankewicz – Soph. – Forest Park
Teslyn Tyner – Sr. – Superior Central

CLASS ABC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Kelley Wright – Sr. – St. Ignace

CLASS D PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Lexi Gussert – Sr. – Forest Park*

CLASS ABC COACH OF THE YEAR
Scott Lloyd – L’Anse

CLASS D COACH OF THE YEAR
Jeff Syrjanen – Forest Park

CLASS AB TEAM OF THE YEAR
Houghton

CLASS C TEAM OF THE YEAR
St. Ignace

CLASS D TEAM OF THE YEAR
Forest Park

*Denotes unanimous selection

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In baseball spring training action yesterday, Max Scherzer pitched into the seventh, as the Tigers blasted the Braves 9-3. Scherzer gave up three runs on four hits, and struck out six. Miguel Cabrera hit a three-run homer. The Tigers will face the Rays this afternoon… and wrap up their spring schedule against the Nationals in Washington tomorrow. The Tigers open the regular season at home Monday afternoon against the Royals.

The Tigers are said to be close to a deal to extend Cabrera’s contract. An announcement is scheduled today. Sources say the new arrangement would keep Cabrera in a Detroit uniform through the 2023 season… and would be worth at least a quarter-billion dollars. More details are here.

Meanwhile, utility player Don Kelly worked out yesterday… said his strained hamstring felt fine… and that he’d be ready for opening day.

Kyle Lohse turned in five solid inning, as the Brewers lost to the Reds 8-2. Lohse gave up two runs over five innings. The Brewers will play exhibition games against the Royals tonight and tomorrow afternoon at Miller Park… then open the regular season at Atlanta on Monday.

The Finlandia University softball team plays a doubleheader against Wisconsin-River Falls tonight. The games were originally scheduled for tomorrow… but have been relocated from the River Falls field to the Rosemount Dome in Rosemount, Minnesota.

 

The Lions’ baseball games at Carroll College this weekend have been postponed.

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The Michigan Tech men’s tennis team plays at Wayne State tomorrow afternoon… and Northwood Sunday morning.

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The Gibson Cup series between the Pioneers and Wolverines continues tonight. We’ll broadcast all the games on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. To make sure your team’s scores are included in morning sports, send them to mornings@up.net.

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