Chassell Sweeps U-P Cross Country Championships
– Chassell won the Upper Peninsula Division Three Boys’ Cross Country Championship Saturday. Eighth-grader Abe Gockenbach finished fourth individually for the Panthers, and Hunter Rautiola placed ninth. Dollar Bay placed fourth. Kyle Leclaire and Damon Boyd finished sixth and seventh individually for the Bays. Jeffers came in eighth. Brandon Derosier was the Jets’ top finisher, at 15th.
– Hancock placed seventh out of the seven teams that competed in Division Two. Murphy Mallow placed sixth overall.
– In Division One, Houghton came in third, and Calumet placed seventh. David Jazsczak and Jacob Colling of the Gremlins finished fourth and sixth individually. The Copper Kings’ top finisher was Mitchell Delong, at number-12.
– The Panthers also won the Girls’ Division Three title. Lela Rautiola, Shitaye Sam and Shumete Sam placed fifth, sixth and seventh for the Panthers. Dollar Bay placed third. Cami Daavettila ran eighth overall for the Bays, and Carli Daavettila finished 13th.
– Hancock finished second to Ishpeming in Division Two. Madisyn Wright placed fifth overall for the Bulldogs, Kaylor Holmstrom came in seventh, and Ashley Aho ran 10th.
– Calumet ran to a third-place finish in Division One. Leah Kiilunen and Alexa Anderson paced the Copper Kings with 12th and 13th-place individual finishes. Houghton placed seventh. Marika Abbott was the Gremlins top individual finisher, at number-20.
It’s the first tournament win since 1982 for the Chassell boys, and the first-ever for the girls. All of the results from Saturday’s meet are here.
High School Football
In high school football Saturday…
– Lake Linden-Hubbell took a quick lead… then held off a determined North Dickinson team to take a 36-30 victory on Parents Day. Lakes’ quarterback Arthur Lyons ran for two touchdowns, and passed for two more.
– Calumet closed in on a playoff berth by trouncing Ironwood 42-8. The Copper Kings could lock up a playoff berth with a victory at Gladstone Friday night. Our broadcast coverage begins at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– L’Anse spotted Northland Pines a 23-point lead… then wound losing a 35-34 heartbreaker at Volunteer Field.
– West Iron County clinched its second-straight WestPAC title with a 46-6 victory over Hancock.
– Houghton defeated Baraga 26-0. Houghton and Hancock will wrap up their seasons Friday night in the Copper Bowl game at Alumni Field. Our pregame coverage begins at 6:40 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
The Houghton volleyball team won its own invitational tournament Saturday, blanking Calumet 2-0 in the final. The Gremlins shut down Marquette 2-0 in the semi-finals, and the Copper Kings defeated Hancock 2-0. Full results were not provided.
MTU Football Routs GVSU
The Michigan Tech football team remained unbeaten with a 35-14 victory over Grand Valley State Saturday. Charlie Leffingwell rushed for 202 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns, and Tyler Scarlett completed 15-of-22 passes for 174 yards.
The Tech hockey team had the weekend off.
The Tech soccer team outshot Tiffin 32-6 yesterday, but needed Jackie Mielke’s goal in the 78th minute to earn a 1-0 victory… MIELKE. On Friday, Lexi Herrewig’s goal in the 84th minute lifted the Huskies to a 1-0 victory over Findlay. Link to video highlights of Friday night’s game here.
The Tech volleyball team earned a split on the second day of the GLIAC/GLVC Crossover Tournament Saturday, falling to Lewis 3-0, and defeating Wisconsin Parkside 3-2. The Huskies opened the tourney Friday with a 3-1 loss to Missouri S&T.
The Huskies women’s tennis team defeated Lake Superior State 7-2 Saturday. Tech’s top doubles team of Kwang Suthijindawong and Sandra Cvetanovic suffered their first match play loss of the season. Suthijindawong won at number-one singles, and remains unbeaten in GLIAC singles play in her career.
NMU Football Edges Wayne State
Ryan LaBerge’s 24-yard field goal with 22-seconds remaining lifted Northern Michigan to a 33-30 victory over Wayne State Saturday. It was LaBerge’s fourth field goal of the game, and his third in the fourth quarter.
Finlandia Volleyball Sweeps Mount Mary Triangular
The Finlandia University volleyball team lost at Illinois Tech 3-0 on Saturday, and defeated Moody Bible Institute 3-2. At the Mount Mary Triangular on Friday, the Finlandia volleyball team defeated the host Blue Angels 3-1, then got past North Central 3-2. The Lions face Wisconsin-Superior and Carleton College at Superior today.
The Finlandia men’s soccer team fell to Wisconsin-Whitewater 4-0 yesterday.
The Lions’ women’s team plays at Augsburg College this afternoon.
Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the final four minutes, as the Detroit Lions came from behind to beat the Saints 24-23. The game-winning score was set up when Glover Quin intercepted a Drew Brees pass, and returned it 23 yards to the New Orleans 14-yard line…QUINN. The Lions face the Falcons Sunday in London. Kickoff is at 9:30 in the morning on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
The Packers scored three touchdowns in the first quarter, and cruised past the Panthers 38-17. Aaron Rodgers completed 19 of 22 passes for 255 yards and three touchdowns… leaving coach Mike McCarthy smiling… [MCCARTHY]. The Packers play at New Orleans Sunday night.
In last night’s game, Peyton Manning threw four touchdown passes, as the Broncos crushed the 49ers 42-17. Manning broke Brett Favre’s career touchdown passing record. Houston plays at Pittsburgh tonight. Hear the broadcast on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
NHL – Red Wings Prepare for Canadiens
The Detroit Red Wings skate at Montreal tomorrow night. Faceoff is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
NBA – Pistons Wait for Final Preseason Game
The Detroit Pistons play their final NBA preseason game at home against the 76ers Thursday night. We will carry select Pistons games this season on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
Keweenaw Cup Cyclocross
At the Keweenaw Cup Cyclocross Races in Copper Harbor… in the Women’s A Division, Cooper Dendel took first place. Maria Janowiak placed first in the Women’s B Division. Colby Lash won the Men’s A Division. Mark Kranz took the Men’s B Division, and Patrick Zeigle finished first in the Men’s C Division.
Higgins Takes LSPR
David Higgins wrapped up one of the best seasons in Rally America history by winning his second-straight Lake Superior Performance Rally on Saturday. Higgins and co-driver Craig Drew began the second day of competition just 22-seconds ahead of Travis Pastrana and Chrissie Beavis. Pastrana exited the race after spinning off a corner in Stage 13. Nick Roberts and Rhianon Gelsomino finished second overall, and first in the Super Production class. The local team of Adam Yeoman and Jordan Schulze placed fourth. You’ll find a full wrap-up and complete results here.
The regular high school football season wraps up Friday night. Calumet fights for a post-season berth at Gladstone. Hear the broadcast on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. Houghton entertains Hancock in the Copper Bowl. Hear the broadcast on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY. Our coverage of the playoffs begins next week.