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Thomas, Jokela Each Win Four Events at UP D-3 Track Regional – Thursday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school baseball this afternoon…
• Calumet plays at Hancock.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell welcomes Gogebic.
• L’Anse plays at Jeffers.

In softball today…
• Houghton plays at Hancock.
• Calumet hosts L’Anse
• Baraga travels to Gogebic.

At the George Young Golf Invitational at West Iron County yesterday…
• Negaunee took the girls title, with Westwood second. Houghton finished third, with Ontonagon fourth, and Calumet sixth. The Miners’ Rachel Niskanen medaled with a 74. Keegan Leonard of the Gremlins placed second, with a 93. See full results here.
• Houghton won the boys title, with Westwood second. Calumet finished third, Baraga fifth, Hancock seventh, and Ontonagon ninth. Tyler Annala of the Patriots medaled with a 77. Cam Markham of the Gremlins and Nolan Sturos of the Copper Kings tied for fourth, with 83s. See full results here.

In the Division Three U.P. track and field regional yesterday at Lake Linden…
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City won the boys meet. Bessemer, Ontonagon, Lake Linden-Hubbell and Ewen-Trout Creek filled out the top five. Nik Thomas of the Blue Bolts took the 400, 800, 1600 and 3200-meter runs. Reece LaBine of the Gladiators won the 100 and 200-meter dashes. Ewen’s Jaden Borseth claimed the discus and the long jump.
• Ontonagon won the girls championship, with Baraga, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City, Lake Linden-Hubbell and Bessemer rounding out the top five. Emily Jokela of the Lakes won the 100, 200 and 400-meter dashes, and the 300-meter hurdles.
• See full results from both meets here.

Today, Houghton and Calumet will compete at the Division One Regionals at Negaunee.

Mid-Peninsula High School is reinstating its own varsity football program. The Wolverines had been co-opping with Superior Central since 2012. They’ll compete in eight-player division two.

College Track

Michigan Tech runner Clayton Sayen has officially qualified to compete in the NCAA Division II Outdoor Track and Field National Championships. The former Houghton Gremlin earned a spot in the 1500-meter run with his performance at the Drake Relays April 28th. He also won the GLIAC title on May 5th. The NCAA meet will be held next week at Grand Valley State in Allendale.

NHL

In NHL conference semifinal play last night…
• In the Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes edged the Rangers 2-1 in overtime. Carolina takes a 1-0 series lead.
• In the Western Conference, the Flames outscored the Oilers 9-6. Calgary leads that set 1-0.

Tonight…
• In the Eastern Conference, the Panthers host the Lightning. Tampa Bay leads that series 1-0.
• In the Western Conference, the Blues visit the Avalanche. Colorado is up 1-0 in that set.

NBA

The NBA Conference championships continue…
• In the Western Conference, the Warriors routed the Mavericks 112-87 last night. Golden State leads the series 1-0.
• In the Eastern Conference, the Celtics visit the Heat. Miami leads the series 1-0.

MLB

The Detroit Tigers lost 6-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays yesterday. Eduardo Rodriguez lasted just 23 pitches before leaving with discomfort on his left side. He’ll likely join starters Casey Mize, Matt Manning, Tyler Alexander and Michael Pineda on the injured list. The Rays took advantage, scoring three runs in the first inning. Former Tiger Isaac Parades hit two home runs. Spencer Torkelson homered for Detroit.

Manning is scheduled to make a rehab start for Toledo tonight. If things go well, he could return to Detroit next week.

The Tigers have today off, and visit the Cleveland Guardians tomorrow evening. Tarik Skubal will pitch against Aaron Civale. Coverage will begin at 6:50 on 99.3 The Lift. 

Keston Hiura’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 11th inning lifted the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-6 victory over the Atlanta Braves yesterday. Hiura had just been called up from Nashville, after Willy Adames was placed on the injured list. His blow came after Atlanta had scratched out a run off Trevor Kelly in the top of the inning. Milwaukee had forced extra innings when Kolton Wong tripled home Jace Peterson in the bottom of the ninth. Each team scored a run in the tenth.

The Brewers also have today off, and host the Washington Nationals tomorrow night. Eric Lauer will start against Erick Fedde.

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