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Packers Hire Former NMU Assistant – Tuesday Sports Wrap

High School
Bad weather wiped out all of last night’s high school basketball games. The L’Anse boys game at Houghton will be made up Friday night. The Ontonagon boys game at Calumet will be played February 1st. Other make-up dates have not been announced.

In boys action tonight…
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City v Watersmeet – postponed, make-up date TBA.
– Ewen-Trout Creek plays at Wakefield-Marenisco.

On the girls schedule tonight…
– Houghton plays at Jeffers. Our broadcast will begin around 7:00 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Hancock entertains L’Anse.
– Calumet travels to Ontonagon.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell journeys to Bessemer.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City tips off at Chassell.
– Baraga visits Republic-Michigamme.

In high school hockey tonight…
– Houghton travels to Negaunee.
– Hancock skates at Kingsford.

The Finlandia University baseball team has introduced three new recruits. Jimmy D’Angelo is a catcher from West Bend, Wisconsin. Anthony Manuel is an infielder from Norfolk, Virginia. Gideon Scott is from Stanton, Michigan, where he’s a catcher and outfielder for Central Montcalm High School.

Saturday is the annual Econo Foods Kids Day at Michigan Tech. Tadych’s Econo Foods of Houghton has purchased 500 youth tickets that are good for all three Huskies games on Saturday – men’s and women’s basketball, and hockey. They can be used by children ages 14 and under. The tickets will be given away for free beginning at noon tomorrow at the Econo Foods service counter, on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a limit of four per customer.

Clemson won the National College Championship football game last night, routing Alabama 44-16.

The Detroit Pistons couldn’t hold a big early lead, and lost to the San Antonio Spurs 119-107 last night. Blake Griffin scored 34 points, and Andre Drummond collected 14 rebounds. The Pistons start a west coast trip against the Lakers in Los Angeles tomorrow night. Pregame coverage begins at 10:05 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Detroit Red Wings entertain the Montreal Canadiens tonight. Pregame coverage will start at 7:10 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Green Bay Packers have hired Matt LeFleur as their new head coach. As an offensive coordinator, LeFleur turned the Rams into the NFL’s highest-scoring team in 2017. Last season with the Titans, his offense finished 27th in the league, but was decimated by injuries. He’s 39 years old – just four years older than starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers – and grew up in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He was the quarterback for Saginaw Valley State University from 2000 to 2002. Early coaching stops included Central Michigan University, and Northern Michigan University, where he coached quarterbacks and receivers in 2006.

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