Calumet’s high school football season ended with a tough 15-14 loss to Glen Lake in the regional championship game Saturday. The Lakers opened the scoring with a 14-yard run early in the second quarter. The Copper Kings responded with a 34-yard Scott Loukus-to-Dean Loukus touchdown pass late in the first half, to knot the halftime score at 8-8. Dryden Nelson put the Kings on top with a six-yard run early in the second half. The two-point conversion attempt failed. Glen Lake tied the game just a few plays later, on a 56-yard touchdown pass play, then kicked the extra point to take the lead. The teams traded possessions the rest of the game. Calumet earned a final late chance after Peter Larson intercepted a Lakers pass, but Glen Lake picked off a Calumet pass 30 seconds later to seal the win.
Glen Lake will face Montague in a Division Six semifinal game next Saturday.
In other playoff action involving Upper Peninsula teams…
– In Division Eight, Ishpeming fell to Beal City 27-14.
– In Division Seven, Iron Mountain eliminated Traverse City Saint Francis 21-7. The Mountaineers will face Pewamo-Westphalia in the semifinals next Saturday evening at the Superior Dome. That’s a rematch, or sorts, for the combatants in last spring’s Division Three basketball championship match, which was won by P-W after two controversial referee calls in the closing seconds.
– In Eight Player Division Two, Pickford will face Portland Saint Patrick for the state title next Saturday at 2:00 at the Superior Dome. Suttons Bay and Colon will play for the Eight Player Division One title Saturday morning at 11:00 at the Dome.
The Finlandia University men’s hockey team lost 9-1 at Adrian College Saturday night. The Lions were outshot 56-23.
The Lions women’s hockey squad dropped a 4-0 decision at Aurora University Saturday afternoon. FinnU was outshot 35-13.
The Finlandia women’s basketball team closed out the Hope College Tip-off Tournament in Holland with a 77-69 victory over Saint Mary’s of Indiana Saturday. Katie Lundeen scorched the nets for 36 points – the third-highest single game total in team history. Her 14 free throws set a new school mark. Taylor Pertile added 16 points. Carsyn Osterman had 10 points and 11 rebounds, and sank four late free throws to help seal the win.
The Finlandia men’s basketball team lost 107-72 at Lawrence University Saturday. Dylan Underwood led the Lions with 25 points.
The Finlandia football team concluded a winless season with a 46-0 loss at Alma College Saturday afternoon. The Lions opened the game with a 91-yard drive that ended on a failed fourth-down play at the Scots’ six yard line. FinnU totaled just nine more offensive yards for the rest of the game.
The Michigan Tech volleyball team ended its regular season with a tight 3-2 (20-25, 24-46, 25-21, 26-24, 15-11) loss at Saginaw Valley State University Saturday. The Huskies are seeded second in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference Tournament, and will host seventh-seed Grand Valley State University Wednesday at 6:00 in the quarterfinals.
The MTU women’s basketball team lost both of their games at the Minnesota State-Morris Tournament, falling to the host team 76-50 Saturday. Cassidy Trotter let the Huskies with 14 points
The Tech women will play at Minnesota State Monday night.
The Tech men’s basketball squad plays at Winona State University this afternoon.
The Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team lost 45-32 at Minnesota-Duluth Saturday.
The NMU men’s team used a strong second half to defeat Southwest Minnesota State University 72-63 Saturday, at a tournament at Minnesota-Duluth.
The Michigan Tech football team wrapped up its season with a 34-21 victory over Northwood University Saturday at Sherman Field. The Huskies rolled up 585 yards of offense, with Will Ark completing 20 of 26 passes for 317 yards and two touchdowns, and Jared Smith rushing for 172 yards.
The NMU football team concluded its campaign with a 31-10 defeat at Ashland University.
The Michigan Tech hockey team completed a weekend sweep of Lake Superior State University with a 2-1 win Saturday night in the Soo. Trenton Bliss scored the game-winner in the second period, and Matt Jurusik stopped 34 shots.
The NMU hockey squad settled for a weekend split with Alaska Fairbanks, after falling to the Nanooks 3-2 Saturday night.
The Portage Lake Pioneers and the Calumet Wolverines were both off this weekend.
The Detroit Red Wings lost to the San Jose Sharks 4-3 in a shootout Saturday night. Andreas Athanasiou’s second goal of the night, late in the third period, forced overtime. Jimmy Howard made 16 saves.
The Wings host the Ottawa Senators Tuesday. Coverage begins at 7:10 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Detroit Pistons are off until Wednesday, when they visit the Chicago Bulls.
In the NFL today, the Detroit Lions host the Dallas Cowboys in a 1:00 game on 99.3 The Lift. Matthew Stafford will miss his second straight game because of broken bones in his back.
The Green Bay Packers are off this weekend.
The Chicago Bears visit the Los Angeles Rams in tonight’s contest on 99.3 The Lift.
Our high school hockey coverage begins Friday, when Jeffers entertains Cheboygan. Coverage will start at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
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