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NMU AD Karr Departs – Thursday Sports Wrap

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Northern Michigan University is beginning the search for a new athletic director.

Forrest Karr will be introduced this afternoon as the new A.D. at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Karr had led the athletic department at Northern since 2012.

Read the full announcement from Minnesota Duluth here.


The Michigan Tech volleyball team has been ranked 23rd in the nation in the preseason American Volleyball Coaches Association NCAA Division II Poll.

The Huskies finished last season ranked at number 22 in the poll. They open their season a week from tomorrow at the Cal State Monterey Bay Tournament.


The Tigers gave up six runs in the eighth inning, and lost 8-4 to the Guardians last night. Detroit built an early advantage, with help from a Willi Castro home run. Daniel Norris turned in five innings, giving up just one run on four hits. Andrew Chafin opened the eighth by striking out two Cleveland batters. Luke Maile then swung at a pitch in the dirt on what would have been the inning’s third strikeout, but the ball skipped past catcher Eric Haase, and Maile reached first base safely. Six hits and an intentional walk later, and the Guardians had taken control.

The Tigers have today off, and host the Angels tomorrow. Matt Manning will start against Patrick Sandoval. Coverage begins at 6:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

Detroit starter Tarik Skubal will not only miss the rest of this season, he could also miss a good chunk of next season. Skubal underwent surgery on the flexor tendon in his left elbow yesterday. Doctors said the procedure was successful. Typical recovery time is six to nine months.

The Brewers collected just four hits, and fell 2-1 to the Dodgers last evening. The power outage spoiled a good start by Eric Lauer, who gave up two runs on four hits over seven innings, and struck out seven.

The Brewers host the Dodgers again this afternoon. Corbin Burnes will pitch against Andrew Heaney.


On the second night of the Copper Country Horseshoe League tournament…
• Calumet One defeated Harter’s Party Store 7-2.
• L and L downed Dreamland One 6-3.
• Dreamland Two shut down Bucko’s Party Store 8-1.
• Rocky’s Bar got past 41 Lumber 6-3.

The tournament concludes next Monday.
• Calumet One will play L and L at the Dreamland Bar for the championship.
• Harter’s Party Store will meet Dreamland One at Rocky’s Bar to decide third and fourth place.
• Dreamland Two will face Rocky’s Bar at the Calumet Dam to decide fifth and sixth place.
• Bucko’s Party Store will play 41 Lumber at the Gipp Recreation Area to decide seventh and eighth place.
• Drift Inn will meet Ahmeek Fire Department at Ahmeek Park to decide ninth and 10th place.
• Calumet Electronics and Loading Zone will play at the Drift Inn to decide 11th and 12th place.

High School

The Houghton High School volleyball team is having an apparel fundraiser. Both Houghton volleyball and general Gremlins gear is available through August 28th. Click here to see the selection, and place your order.

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