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Negaunee’s Johnson to Play Hoops at MTU – Thursday Sports Wrap

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In high school volleyball tonight…
– Houghton plays at Lake Linden-Hubbell.
– Hancock entertains L’Anse.
– Calumet hosts West Iron County.
– Chassell welcomes Wakefield-Marenisco.
– Baraga plays at Dollar Bay-Tamarack City.
– Ontonagon travels to Watersmeet.
– Ewen-Trout Creek visits Bessemer.

In cross country, Calumet, Hancock, Houghton, Dollar Bay, Baraga and Jeffers run at the Houghton Invitational at the Tech Trails this afternoon.

Two Finlandia University soccer players have been honored by the American Collegiate Athletic Association. Zach Wickman was named the Men’s Defensive Player of the Week. Wickman blocked three shots, had at least eight tackles that resulted in turnovers and scored a goal in the Lions’ wins over Great Lakes Christian and Northland. Hancock’s Molly Berg was named Women’s Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season. In three games, she blocked seven shots, had numerous tackles that forced turnovers, and scored her first collegiate goal.


Negaunee basketball standout Clara Johnson has made a verbal commitment to play college ball at Michigan Tech. Clara’s mom, Shelly, played at MTU from 1993 to 1997. Johnson earned All–U.P. Second Team honors last season with the Miners.

The Arizona Diamondbacks outslugged the Colorado Rockies in the 11-8 in the National League Wild Card play-in game last night. Both American League Divisional series begin tonight, with the Yankees facing the Cleveland Indians, and the Boston Red Sox taking on Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros.

The Detroit Pistons squandered an 18-point halftime lead, and dropped their preseason opener 108-106 last night. Andre Drummond led Detroit with 16 points and 15 rebounds. We’ll broadcast selected Pistons games this season on 99.3 The Lift.

The Detroit Red Wings open the regular season tonight at home against the Minnesota Wild. Hear the game on 99.3 The Lift.

Our high school football coverage will continue tomorrow evening, when Calumet plays at L’Anse. The pregame show will start around 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

Our Finlandia University athletics coverage continues Saturday, when the Lions football team welcomes Robert Morris University-Peoria. The pregame show will start at 12:40 on 99.3 The Lift, and 993TheLift.com.

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


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