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Tigers Prep for Playoffs – Thursday Sports Wrap


Tigers Open Playoffs
The Detroit Tigers open their American League Divisional Series against the Orioles in Baltimore tonight. Max Scherzer will pitch against Chris Tillman. Hear the first pitch at 5:30 on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

Last night, the Giants advanced to the National League playoffs, with an 8-0 victory over the Pirates in the wild card play-in game last night. That means the second game of Detroit’s series will be played tomorrow at noon in Baltimore. Justin Verlander will start. Game three will be Sunday at 3:30. David Price will pitch.

Green Bal Packers LogoPackers Host Vikings Tonight
The Green Bay Packers will host the Minnesota Vikings in tonight’s NFL game. We’ll join the game in progress after the Tigers finish on AM 1400 and FM 99.3, WCCY.

If you’re playing the Wolf Pro Football Challenge, please have your picks turned in by noon today at one of our sponsors. You’ll find a list of locations, along with Todd and Jeff’s picks for this weekend, here.

Red Wings LogoRed Wings Blanked by Pens
In NHL preseason play last night, Jimmy Howard stopped 31 shots, but the Detroit Red Wings fell to the Penguins 2-0. The Wings play an exhibition at Toronto tomorrow night. We will cover the Red Wings again this season on AM 1400 and FM 99.3 WCCY.


Tech Prepares for Hockey Opener
The Michigan Tech hockey team is sharpening the skates for this weekend’s season-opening games at Lake Superior State. Coach Mel Pearson is ready… PEARSON A. The strength of the team will be that group of experienced forwards… PEARSON B. The Huskies will see a familiar face on the Lakers’ bench. Former Tech assistant coach Damon Whitten takes over as the head coach at Lake State. Whitten inherits a team that lost several key players to early pro signings… creating opportunities for those left behind… WHITTEN. The Huskies and Lakers play tomorrow evening and Sunday evening at the Soo.

You can learn more about this year’s Tech hockey team at a Meet the Coaches session tonight. Coach Pearson and his assistants will be available between 7:00 and 8:30 at the Begg Players’ Lounge in the Grant Hockey Educational Center.

VolleyballHigh School Volleyball Tonight
In high school volleyball tonight…
– Houghton plays at Hancock.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell entertains Baraga.
– Chassell travels to Ontonagon.

Our high school football coverage continues tomorrow night, as Calumet entertains West Iron County in a battle for first place in the WestPAC. Saturday afternoon, Lake Linden-Hubbell will continue its drive for the playoffs, as the Lakes host Hancock for Homecoming. Hear both games on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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