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The volleyball district tournament continues…
– Last night, in Class D at Lake Linden, Baraga defeated Ontonagon 3-0 (25-16, 25-14, 25-11). Lake Linden-Hubbell dispatched Dollar Bay 3-0 (25-10, 25-8, 25-16). The Lakes and Vikings will meet tomorrow night at 7:00 at Lake Linden for the district title.
– In Class B, Houghton will face Kingsford tonight at 6:30 Eastern Time at Kingsford. The winner will meet Menominee in the district final Friday. The Maroons advanced with a 3-2 victory over Gladstone last night.
– In Class C, Calumet will play Hancock at Hancock in one district semifinal tonight. L’Anse and Ironwood will play in the other district semifinal at L’Anse. Both Class C matches start at 6:00.
The Michigan Tech soccer team overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit, and defeated Ferris State 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament yesterday afternoon. Jacqueline Mielke’s high kick sailed into the corner of the net to tie the game six minutes into the second half. Marisa deMario scored the game-winner off a pass from Jessica Splittgerber 10 minutes later. The Huskies will face Walsh in the semifinals Friday at 7:00 at Grand Valley State.
The Tech volleyball team swept Northern Michigan 3-0 (25-18, 25-18, 25-11) last night. Coach Matt Jennings’ squad avenged an earlier loss to the Wildcats. Aubrey Ficek led the Huskies with a dozen kills.
The Finlandia University women’s hockey team played tough last night, but lost 3-1 at 10th-ranked College of St. Scholastica. The Saints opened an early 2-0 lead, but the Lions came back with a goal by Natasha Kern midway through the third period. The Saints scored an insurance goal in the final minute. Freshman goalie Annah Smiddy made 52 saves in her Finlandia debut.
The Finlandia men’s basketball team entertains Gogebic Community College tonight at 7:00 at the Paavo Nurmi Center.
The Detroit Red Wings skate at Philadelphia tonight. Faceoff is at 8:00 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.
Martin Frk is back with the Wings. Detroit lost Frk to the Carolina Hurricanes when they waived him before the season started. Carolina returned him to the waiver wire yesterday. Detroit claimed him back, and assigned him to Grand Rapids.
The Pistons defeated the New York Knicks 102-89 last night. Tobias Harris and Marcus Morris combined to score 47 points. Detroit’s defense held the Knicks scoreless on 10 straight possessions in the closing minutes to seal the win. The Pistons travel to Brooklyn to face the Nets tonight.
The Detroit Lions will play the next three game without defensive end Armonty Bryant. Bryant missed the first four games of the season because of a suspension. The new penalty is for a violation of the NFL substance abuse policy. Meanwhile, the Lions bolstered their thin defensive backfield by trading a seventh-round draft pick to the Buccaneers to get cornerback Johnthan Banks.
The Chicago offense woke up, and the Cubs pounded the Cleveland Indians 9-3 last night in game six of the World Series. Addison Russell blasted a grand slam, and drove in six runs. That ties the Fall Classic at three wins per team. The deciding game will be played tonight at 8:00 in Cleveland.
Calumet plays for a district football title Friday night at Negaunee. Lake Linden-Hubbell hosts Norway for a district title Saturday afternoon. Hear both games on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.
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