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In the high school football tournament…
– In the Division Eight regionals, Ishpeming’s tournament run ended with a 12-6 loss to Breckenridge yesterday.
– In the Division Four regionals, Escanaba lost 35-6 at Grand Rapids Catholic Central yesterday.
– In eight-player Division Two, Rapid River is the only Upper Peninsula team remaining in the tournament, after their 36-30 upset of Cedarville on Friday. The Rockets will meet Onekama in the finals Saturday at the Superior Dome.

The Finlandia University men’s basketball team fell 84-65 to Wisconsin-Stout at the Merrill Thompson Classic in Superior yesterday. Dollar Bay’s Jaden Janke led the Lions with 18 points and seven rebounds.

The Finlandia women’s basketball team entertains Concordia-Moorhead this afternoon at 4:00 at the Paavo Nurmi Center.

The Finlandia men’s hockey team lost 5-2 at Trine University yesterday. Russell Daavettila and Vinny Mastrandrea scored for the Lions. Marcus Gloss made 21 saves.

The FinnU women’s hockey squad dropped a similar 5-2 decision at St. Norbert College yesterday. Abby Kolek and Roosa Siikki found the net, and  Annah Smiddy had 35 saves.

The Lions football team ended its season with a 37-0 loss to Alma College yesterday afternoon. The start of the game was delayed an hour while 15 inches of snow was removed from McAfee Field. FinnU ends its first season of competition in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with an overall record of 0-10, and a league mark of 0-7.

The Michigan Tech hockey team completed  weekend sweep with a 4-3 victory at Ferris State University last night. Tommy Parrottino put the Huskies on the board early, but the Bulldogs responded with three straight goals. Tech regrouped midway through the second period, and found the net three consecutive times. Jake Lucchini started the comeback, Dylan Steman’s goal a minute later tied the game, and Lucchini’s second goal of the night was the game winner. Matt Jurusik gave up all three of the Bulldogs’ goals, and was replaced midway through the game by Robbie Beydoun.

The Northern Michigan University hockey team dropped a 3-2 decision to 17th-ranked Cornell University last night.

The MTU women’s basketball team completed a dominant sweep at the Ferris State Invitational with a 75-39 victory over Davis and Elkins College yesterday. Tech took control midway through the first period, and led 47-20 at halftime. Abbie Botz led the Huskies with 18 points.

The NMU women’s basketball squad opened its season with a 62-56 victory over 25th-ranked Lewis University at the GLVC/GLIAC Challenge at Hillsdale College yesterday. The Wildcats will meet Indianapolis University today.

The Tech men’s basketball team began its campaign yesterday with a 74-53 loss to Lewis University at the GLVC/GLIAC Challenge at Northern Michigan University. Isaac Appleby led Tech with 15 points. The Huskies will play McKendree University today. NMU opened its season with a 93-70 romp over McKendree yesterday, and will face Lewis today.

A late rally by the Tech football team wasn’t enough, as the Huskies ended their season with a 26-23 loss to Northwood University yesterday at a snowy Sherman Field. The start of the game was delayed 30 minutes so the field could be cleared. MTU scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to overcome a 10-point deficit, but the Timberwolves found the end zone with a little more than two minutes remaining to win the game. The Huskies finish their season with a record of 4-6.

The NMU football team lost 41-7 at Ashland University yesterday. Jake Mayon set a new Wildcats’ single season rushing record, with 1,502 yards.

The result from last night’s Portage Lake Pioneers’ game against the Fox Cities Ice Dogs was not reported.

The Detroit Pistons host the Charlotte Hornets this afternoon.

The Detroit Red Wings edged the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in a shootout last night. Anthony Mantha scored twice in the third period to force overtime. Andreas Athanasiou also scored for Detroit. Frans Nielsen netted the only goal of the shootout. Jonathan Bernier made 49 saves. The Wings host the Arizona Coyotes Tuesday night. Pregame coverage will begin at 7:10 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Detroit Lions visit the Chicago Bears for a 1:00 game today. Hear the broadcast on 99.3 The Lift. The Green Bay Packers host the Miami Dolphins in a 4:25 game today.

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