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Pistons Draft Two International Teens – Friday Sports Wrap

Twilight League Baseball

In Copper Country Twilight League baseball last evening…
REL-Mohawk Technology edged Superior National Bank-Stanton 10-9.
– Dean Kangas-State Farm outscored Garnet Garage 9-6.

American Legion Baseball

The Copper Country Flames American Legion baseball team begins play at a weekend tournament in Escanaba today.


The Detroit Tigers had yesterday off, and visit the Cleveland Indians tonight. Matthew Boyd will start against Trevor Bauer. Pregame coverage will begin at 6:45 on 99.3 The Lift.

The Milwaukee Brewers’ losing streak reached four games last night, with a 7-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. Jimmy Nelson took the loss, allowing five runs over five innings. Milwaukee got only five hits, including a home run by Christian Yelich.

The Brewers host the Reds again tonight. Chase Anderson will pitch against Sonny Gray.


The Detroit Pistons looked outside the U.S. in last night’s draft, and used the 15th pick to take 6’9″ forward Sekou Doumbouya. Doumbouya is 18 years old. He was born in Guinea, and played professionally in France last season. Many expected him to be a top-10 pick. In the second round, they sent their 45th pick and a future second-round choice to the Dallas Mavericks to move up to 37th. They chose 19-year-old small forward Deividas Sirvydis from Lithuania. Detroit had also obtained the 30th pick in a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks. They sold that slot to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for four upcoming second-round picks.

As expected, the New Orleans Pelicans used the first pick overall to take highly-touted Duke forward Zion Williamson.


The Calumet-Keweenaw Sportsmen’s Club will hold a fishing tournament tomorrow on Lac La Belle. Fish for splake, lake trout and walleye. On-site registration will take place this evening from 5:00 until 7:30 at the Lac La Belle Lodge. For more details, visit their Facebook page.

High School

The L’Anse High School volleyball program will hold a car wash today between 10:00 and 2:00 at Irene’s Pizza on US-41 in Baraga. Proceeds will help team members attend volleyball camp.

Roller Derby

Keweenaw Roller Derby will skate against the Babes of Thunder in Thunder Bay tomorrow night.

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