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Tech, NMU Volleyball Advance to GLIAC Semis – Saturday Sports Wrap

High School

Girls high school basketball champions were crowned in Michigan yesterday…
• In Division Four, Fowler smothered Bellaire 54-20.
• In Division Three, Grass Lake held off a late surge by Kent City to earn a 52-50 victory.
• In Division Two, Portland shut down Newaygo 52-32.
• In Division One, Hudsonville edged Detroit Renaissance 65-61.

Boys finals will be played today…
• In Division Four, Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian faces Detroit Douglass. Coverage begins at 9:50 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
• In Division Three, Iron Mountain takes on Flint Beecher. Coverage begins at 2:50 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
• In Division Two, Grand Rapids Catholic Central plays Pennfield this afternoon at 5:30.
• In Division One, Ann Arbor Huron meets Grand Blanc at 12:30.

College Volleyball

The Michigan Tech volleyball team advanced to the semifinals of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament by defeating Wisconsin-Parkside 3-1 yesterday. Anna Joynas led the Huskies with 23 kills and 21 digs. Laura De Marchi had 55 assists. The top-seeded Huskies will face fourth-seed Ferris State University this afternoon at 4:00.

Northern Michigan University also advanced to the semifinals, eliminating Davenport University 3-1. The second-seeded Wildcats will meet third-seed Grand Valley today at 4:00. The tournament is being played at Saginaw Valley State University.

College Soccer

The MTU soccer team edged Northwood University 2-1 last evening. After the Huskies fell behind midway through the game, Jesse Jacobusse tied it up. Brooke Schauer scored the game-winner in the 61st minute. The Huskies will host Ferris State tomorrow at noon.

College Baseball

The Finlandia University baseball team dropped two games at Wisconsin-Stevens Point yesterday, 5-1 and 11-8. The Lions were held to just four hits in the opener. In the nightcap, Jacob Mead had four hits, including a home run. Eastyn Culp and Harrison Kampf also homered

The Lions will remain in Stevens Point for doubleheaders today and tomorrow.

College Softball

The Finlandia softball team hosts Gogebic Community College for a doubleheader this afternoon. Those games were originally scheduled for tomorrow, but were moved up because of rain in the forecast. Coverage will begin at 1:40 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.

NHL

The Detroit Red Wings visit the Carolina Hurricanes this evening. 

The Wings will play without defenseman Patrik Nemeth tonight. He was traded to the Colorado Avalanche last night, in exchange for a fourth-round pick in the 2022 draft.

With the NHL trade deadline looming Monday afternoon at 3:00, there could be more moves this weekend. One player who was considered a potential trade chip will likely not be involved. Forward Bobby Ryan reaggravated his upper body injury while working out early this week. Team officials now say he’ll miss the rest of the season.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons visit the Portland Trailblazers tonight.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers lost 4-1 to the Cleveland Indians last evening. Cleveland jumped on emergency starter Derek Holland for three runs in the first inning. Holland left in the third inning. Buck Farmer pitched through the fourth. Michael Fulmer finished, allowing a solo home run and just one other hit over the final four frames. Wilson Ramos’ solo home run in the eighth inning was one of just four Detroit hits.

The Tigers play at Cleveland again tonight. Tarik Skubal will pitch against Aaron Civale. Coverage begins at 5:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

Holland was pressed into service to open yesterday’s game after scheduled starter Julio Teheran felt tightness in his right triceps during warmups.

The Brewers had yesterday off, and play at Saint Louis again this afternoon. Adrian Houser will start against Carlos Martinez.

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