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In high school volleyball tonight…
• Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Chassell.

See the full high school schedule at KBear102.com.

College Volleyball

Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan have been picked to battle for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference North Division volleyball title this fall. The Huskies edged out the Wildcats by one point in the pre-season coaches’ poll. Tech earned four first place votes, and NMU got the other two. Grand Valley was picked to win the South Division.


Miguel Cabrera and Robbie Grossman homered, as the Detroit Tigers held off the Saint Louis Cardinals 4-3 last evening. Casey Mize tossed five shutout innings to earn the win. Detroit’s runs came early, with one forced home when Mize drew a bases-loaded walk in the second inning. Saint Louis came back with three runs off Erasmo Ramirez and Michael Fulmer in the eighth, but Fulmer was able to end the threat, then retire the Cards in order in the ninth to claim the save.

The Tigers wrap up that quick series in Saint Louis this afternoon. Tarik Skubal will start against Jon Lester. Coverage will begin at 12:55 on 99.3 The Lift.

Matthew Boyd is getting closer to rejoining the Tigers’ rotation. Last night, he retired 13 of the 14 batters he faced in a rehab start for the Toledo Mud Hens. Eric Haase began a rehab stint with the Hens, and blasted a two-run homer.

The Milwaukee Brewers scored six late runs, and stunned the Cincinnati Reds 7-4 last night. Cincy scored four runs off starter Corbin Burnes over six frames, and led by three heading into the bottom of the seventh. But, a single by Kolton Wong, sacrifice flies by Christian Yelich and Avisaíl García, and a double by Omar Narváez plated four runs to give the Brewers the lead. Wong added a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth.

The Brewers entertain the Reds again tonight. Brandon Woodruff will pitch against Luis Castillo.

Shortstop Willy Adames left last night’s game in the first inning, after aggravating a right quadriceps injury. Team officials say he’s been dealing with it for some time. He’s considered day-to-day, and is not expected to play tonight. The Crew has placed infielder Eduardo Escobar on the injured list, after he tweaked a hamstring in Sunday’s game. He’s expected to miss a couple of weeks. Pablo Reyes has been called up from Nashville to fill in.


Former Detroit Red Wing Valtteri Fillpula has signed to play next season with a professional team in Switzerland.


Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has agreed to a three-year contract extension to remain with the team.

The Detroit Pistons have named D.J. Bakker as head coach of their new G League team. Bakker has been Detroit’s player development coach for the past three seasons. The new Detroit Drive will begin play this fall, replacing the Grand Rapids Drive as the Pistons’ development team. The Grand Rapids Drive has affiliated with the Denver Nuggets, and been renamed the Grand Rapids Gold.

Our high school football coverage begins tomorrow, when Lake Linden-Hubbell visits the Gogebic Miners. The broadcast from Wakefield will begin at 5:40 on KBear 102.3. Keweenaw Report Sports will broadcast all of the Lakes’ games this fall. Calumet begins its season at home against Gladstone Friday. Hear all of Calumet’s games on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. Houghton opens its campaign Friday on the road at Westwood. Hear all of Houghton’s games on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf. See our full broadcast schedule at KBear102.com.

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