High School Football Playoff Schedules Announced
One local high school football team will open the playoffs at home this weekend… while the other will make a long road trip. Lake Linden-Hubbell earned the home game in Division Eight. The Lakes will host Bark River-Harris. Like the Lakes, the Broncos have a record of 7-2. Their two losses came to playoff teams – Munising and Forest Park. We will broadcast Saturday afternoon’s game.
Calumet will make a seven-hour drive downstate to Harrison. The Copper Kings are 6-3 on the season. The Hornets’ only loss was a one-point defeat at Clare. The game will begin at 1:00 Saturday afternoon, and we will broadcast it.
On the final night of the high school football season Friday…
– Calumet claimed its playoff berth with a 47-38 victory at Gladstone.
– Houghton rolled to a 62-23 victory over Hancock in the Copper Bowl.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell lost at Forest Park 36-22.
– L’Anse fell to Munising 42-6.
– Baraga won its first-ever eight-man football game, 20-14 over Ontonagon.
– Ewen-Trout Creek lost to Superior Central 22-0.
See more details about the games in our Saturday, October 25th, sports wrap.
MTU Hockey Sweeps Ferris
The Michigan Tech hockey team completed a sweep of eighth-ranked Ferris State with a 2-1 victory Saturday night. Alex Gillies and David Johnstone each scored power play goals. The Huskies opened the set with a 1-0 victory Friday night. Blake Pietila scored the game’s only goal. Jamie Phillips stopped 34 shots in Saturday’s game, and 33 shots on Friday. The Huskies host the University of Michigan next weekend.
The Tech football team suffered its first loss of the season on Saturday, falling to Ferris State 37-3. The Bulldogs’ defense held Huskies’ running back Charlie Leffingwell to just 41 yards, while their offense rolled up 322 yards on the ground. The Huskies play at Tiffin on Saturday.
Both Tech cross country teams ran at the U.P. Championships at Northern Michigan University Friday. Sean Pengelly won his second consecutive race.
Michigan Tech’s Kwang Suthijindawong has been selected as the GLIAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year. Suthijindawong is unbeaten in GLIAC singles play in her career, and is the first player in school history to earn the honor. Sandra Cvetanovic was named to the All-GLIAC Second Team, and Emilia Tenizbaeva was voted as an Honorable Mention.
The NMU football team lost at Ashland 44-14 Saturday afternoon.
At Northland International University, the Finlandia volleyball team lost to Indiana University Northwest 3-2 (25-12,25-12,22-25,23-25,11-15) on Friday, and 3-0 (17-25,20-25,17-25) on Saturday. The Lions fell to the host Pioneers 3-2 on Friday, and turned the tables Saturday for a 3-1 victory. The volleyball team finishes the regular season with a record of 11 wins and 27 losses, and prepares for the Great South Athletic Conference tournament in two weeks.
The Finlandia women’s soccer team lost to Lakeland College 6-0 yesterday. The men’s team fell to Lakeland 3-0. The Lions’ men’s team also lost to Wisconsin-Oshkosh 4-0 Saturday. The men’s team wraps up its season with a record of six wins and nine losses.
Wolverines Open Season with Losses at Keevin Cup Tourney
The Calumet Wolverines lost to Waupun 7-5 in the consolation game at the Keevin Cup tournament in Fond du Lac Saturday night. Mike Babcock scored a hat trick for Calumet. The Wolverines fell 6-5 to the Fond du Lac Bears in the opening round on Friday.
NHL – Red Wings Prepare for Capitals
The Detroit Red Wings skate at Washington Wednesday night. Faceoff is at 7:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.
NBA – Pistons Ready for Season-Opener
The Detroit Pistons open their season at Denver Wednesday night. The Pistons have placed center Aaron Gray on waivers. Gray was signed to a two-year contract to be the backup center, but was sidelined before the preseason by a heart problem.
NFL – Lions Win; Packers Fall
Matt Prater’s 48-yard field goal on the final play of the game lifted the Detroit Lions to a 22-21 victory over the Atlanta Falcons yesterday morning in London. Atlanta led 21-0 at halftime, but the Lions came back, as Matt Stafford completed touchdown passes to Theo Riddick and Golden Tate… [TATE]. Prater made two short field goals… then missed a 43-yarder with four seconds remaining that would have won the game. Ironically, the play was nullified by a delay-of-game penalty against the Lions. That gave Prater a second chance from five yards farther back, which he made to win the game.
The Packers were upended by the Saints 44-23 in the Sunday night game. Aaron Rodgers passed for 418 yards, but threw two interceptions, and hurt a hamstring. The injury is not believed to be serious.
In tonight’s game, Dallas faces Washington.
Calumet plays at Harrison… and Lake Linden-Hubbell entertains Bark River-Harris… as the high school football playoffs open this weekend. We’ll cover both games on Saturday.