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MTU Sweeps WCHA Weekly Awards – Tuesday Sports Wrap

High School

At the West Iron County Invitational track meet yesterday…
– Kingsford won the girls title. Hancock placed second, with Houghton fourth and Calumet fifth. The Bulldogs placed just one runner in the top-10 – Maylie Kilpela at number-nine – but all five of their qualifiers placed in the top-20. Houghton’s Ingrid Seagren finished fourth, and Autumn Eles eighth. Kiira Berg of the Copper Kings finished 10th.
– Ishpeming won the boys title, with Houghton second, and Calumet fifth. Joe Wood of the Gremlins finished first, with Branden Peterson seventh, Jake Sullivan eighth, and Evan Labyak ninth.
– See full results here.

In high school volleyball last night, L’Anse swept Ontonagon 3-0 (25-19, 25-16, 25-17). Isabelle Martinez has seven kills for the Purple Hornets, Addison Mattson had 24 digs and Kailyn Voskuhl had six aces.

In high school volleyball tonight…
– Houghton plays at Calumet.
– Hancock hosts Gwinn.
– Baraga travels to Watersmeet.
– Jeffers visits Ewen-Trout Creek.
– Chassell journeys to West Iron County.
– Ontonagon entertains Bessemer.

MTU

The Michigan Tech hockey team swept the Western Collegiate Hockey Association awards for the first week of the season. After sweeping Robert Morris University, Alec Broetzman was named the Forward of the Week, Seamus Donohue earned Defenseman of the Week honors, Matt Jurusik was the Goaltender of the Week, and Parker Saretsky received the Rookie of the Week award.

The schedule is in place for the 55th annual Great Lakes Invitational hockey tournament. Michigan Tech will face Michigan State in the first semifinal at 1:00 December 30th in Detroit. The University of Michigan will play Ferris State in the second semifinal at 4:00. The tournament will wrap up on New Year’s Eve day, with the third-place game at 11:30, and the championship match at 2:30. The Detroit Red Wings will host the San Jose Sharks in their traditional New Year’s Eve game that night.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings host the Anaheim Ducks tonight. Pregame coverage begins at 7:10 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Wings are dealing with an early-season injury plague. The team has put Andreas Athanasiou, Frans Nielsen, Trevor Daley and Jonathan Ericsson on injured reserve. To fill in, they’ve called up forwards Ryan Kuffner and Evgeny Svechnikov, and defensemen Oliwer Kaski and Alex Biega, who was just acquired from Vancouver Sunday night.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons opened their preseason with a sloppy 115-91 loss to the Orlando Magic last night. Christian Wood scored 19 points in a night when coach Dwayne Casey used almost every player on his bench. The Pistons host the Dallas Mavericks for a preseason contest tomorrow night. Listen for select Pistons regular-season games again this season on 99.3 The Lift.

MLB

In the American League divisional series, the Yankees completed a sweep of the Twins with a 5-1 victory. The Rays defeated the Astros 10-3. Houston leads that set 2-1, with game four set for Tampa today.

In the National League divisional series, the Cardinals scored in the bottom of the 10th to edge the Braves 5-4. The Nationals defeated the Dodgers 6-1. Both of those series are tied at two wins per team, and will be decided tomorrow.

NFL

In last night’s game, the San Francisco 49ers mauled the Cleveland Browns 31-3. If you played The Wolf Pro Football Challenge, you must have selected at least 11 games correctly to qualify to be our weekly winner.

Our high school football broadcasts continue Friday night, when Calumet plays at Houghton. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Email sports news and game results to mornings@up.net.

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