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In boys high school basketball last night…
– Calumet fell to West Iron County 42-38.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City downed Hancock 71-65. Devin Schmitz led the Blue Bolts with 29 points.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell surprised Jeffers 60-56.
– L’Anse got past Chassell 55-48. Louis Bogda scored 19 for the Purple Hornets.
– Ontonagon defeated Wakefield-Marenisco 66-56.
– Ewen-Trout Creek stopped Watersmeet 71-51. Jake Witt had 32 points, 22 rebounds and seven blocked shots.

In tonight’s only boys game, L’Anse hosts Ewen-Trout Creek.

In last night’s only girls game, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City shut down Watersmeet 69-25.

On the girls schedule tonight…
– Houghton travels to Westwood.
– Jeffers plays at Hancock.
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City visits Republic-Michigamme.
– Chassell journeys to Wakefield-Marenisco.
– Baraga tips off Bessemer.
– Ontonagon plays at Ewen-Trout Creek.

In high school hockey this weekend…
– Calumet hosts U of D Jesuit for two games. Tonight’s faceoff is at 7:00. Tomorrow’s is at 6:00. Hear both games on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
– Hancock skates at the Sault Lions Tourney this weekend. The Bulldogs will face Port Huron Northern this evening, and Dearborn Divine Child tomorrow afternoon.

The schedule for the upcoming Trenton Showcase has been released. On Friday, February 2nd, Calumet will take on Northville at 9:30. Hancock will face Livonia Stevenson at 11:50. Houghton will meet Warren de la Salle at 4:40. On Saturday, February 3rd, Calumet will play Romeo at 8:20. Houghton will take on Northville at 10:20. Hancock will face Birmingham Brother Rice at 10:40. We’ll broadcast the games between Hancock and Livonia, Calumet and Romeo, and Houghton and Northville on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.


Morgan Anderson’s layup with four seconds remaining lifted the Michigan Tech women’s basketball team to a 66-64 victory over Wayne State last night. Brenda Heise led the Huskies with 20 points.


The Tech men’s basketball team overcame an early 11-point deficit, and beat Wayne State 63-58.  Tommy Lucca scored 17 for the Huskies. Both Tech teams play at Saginaw Valley State tomorrow.

The Michigan Tech hockey team welcomes Alaska-Anchorage tonight and tomorrow. Both games begin at 7:07 at the MacInnes Student Ice Arena.

Former Michigan Tech hockey player Jujhar Khaira was called up to the NHL’s Edmonton Oilers yesterday. Khaira also played 15 games for the Oilers last season. He saw eight minutes of action in last night’s game against the Devils, but collected no points.

The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team lost to Saginaw Valley State 67-60 last night. The Wildcats men’s team upset the 18th-ranked Cardinals 82-76. Both NMU teams play at Wayne State tomorrow.

NMU Logo HeadThe Northern Michigan University hockey team wraps up the Cappo Cup series against Lake Superior State this weekend. Tonight’s contest will be held in Marquette, and tomorrow’s at the Soo. The two teams split last weekend’s games. If they split again this weekend, the cup will go to the team with the most total points.

Former Northern Michigan hockey coach Rick Comley will receive the John MacInnes Award. Comley started the NMU hockey program in 1976, and coached the team for 26 seasons. The John MacInnes Award was established in 1982. It is given out by the American Hockey Coaches Association to honor coaches who not only have high winning percentages, but also have high graduation rates, and make contributions to amateur and youth hockey programs.

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The Finlandia University men’s hockey team hosts St. Norbert’s this weekend. Faceoffs are at 7:15 this evening, and 4:00 tomorrow afternoon at the Houghton County Arena.

The Finlandia women’s hockey team skates at marian University tomorrow night and Sunday.

Both Finlandia basketball teams play at Northland College tomorrow.

Pioneers-Wolverines FeatureThe Portage Lake Pioneers play a home-and-home series with the Marquette Mutineers this weekend. Tonight’s game begins at 7:000 at Dee Stadium. Tomorrow’s contest will be played in Marquette.

The Calumet Wolverines visit the Mosinee Papermakers tonight, and the Fond du Lac Bears tomorrow night.


The Detroit Red Wings lost to the Dallas Stars 5-2 last evening. Petr Mrazek stopped only 16 of 20 shots, and took the loss. The Wings return home to host the Pittsburgh Penguins tomorrow night.


The Detroit Pistons fell to the Golden State Warriors 127-107 last night. Detroit again played without Jon Leuer, who has a bruised knee. They lost Kentavious Caldwell-Pope early in the game to a shoulder injury. Marcus Morris led Detroit with 21 points. The Pistons play at Utah tonight. Tip-off is at 10:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

Caldwell-Pope’s arm was in a sling after the game. He’ll undergo an MRI today.

The Detroit Tigers have reportedly agreed to a one-year contract with utility player Andrew Romine.

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The NFL playoffs continue with the Divisional Round this weekend. Tomorrow, Seattle plays at Atlanta at 4:35, and Houston visits New England at 8:15. On Sunday, Pittsburgh plays at Kansas City at 1:05. The Packers kick off at Dallas at 4:40. Hear all the NFL playoff games up through the Super Bowl on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

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