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VB Wins for Kings, Gremlins, Lakes and Panthers – Wednesday Sports Wrap

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In high school volleyball last night…
– Calumet swept Hancock 3-0
(25-12, 25-18, 25-22).
– Houghton blanked West Iron County 3-0.
– Lake Linden-Hubbell downed Ironwood 3-0 (
25-22, 25-22, 25-20).
– Dollar Bay-Tamarack City fell to Bessemer 3-0 (25-15, 25-16, 25-11).
– Chassell got past Jeffers 3-2 (21-25, 25-15, 15-25, 25-18, 15-9).
– Ontonagon v Baraga.

Calumet football standout Alex Studebaker has been named the WestPAC Copper Division Defensive Player of the Year and Lineman of the Year. The All-Conference selections were announced yesterday.

Studebaker was also named to the First Team offense as a tackle. Joining him are teammates Nick Djerf at running back and Jayden Gariepy at fullback, and guard Jaden DeMink from L’Anse. Honorable mention votes went to quarterback Scott Loukus, center Drew Bjorn, receiver Dean Loukus, running back Dryen Nelson and tight end Trevor Torola from Calumet… guard Dwayne Randell, tackle Will Bal, receiver Connor LeClaire and quarterback Colton Salani from Hancock… and running back Jonah Dowd from L’Anse.

Joining Studebaker on the First Team defense are teammates Trevor Torola at defensive end, Will Twardzik at outside linebacker, Jayden Gariepy at inside linebacker, and Nick Djerf at defensive back… along with L’Anse’s Jonah Dowd at defensive back. Honorable mention votes went to lineman Will Bal, inside linebacker Petr Anderson, and outside linebacker Austin Salani of Hancock… lineman Gabriel Laidlaw and inside linebacker Ty Halonen of Houghton… and outside linebacker Terry Reed of L’Anse.

Austin Salani of Hancock was named the First Team punter, with Brendan LeClaire of the Bulldogs receiving honorable mention as kicker.

See the full list of honorees here.


Daisia Knowles and Kirsten L’Esperance have been named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Players of the Week for women’s soccer. Knowles was honored on defense, and L’Esperance on offense.

Akwasi Kwarteng has been named the ACAA Defensive Player of the Week for men’s soccer

Harlie Caster and Braedyn Hurd have been named the ACAA Players of the Week for volleyball. Caster was selected for defense, and Hurd for offense.


The Detroit Red Wings snapped their eight-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers last night. Dylan Larkin opened the scoring for Detroit. Patrik Nemeth scored the game-winner, and Filip Hronek added some late insurance. Jimmy Howard made 31 saves.

The Wings visit the Carolina Panthers Friday. Pregame coverage begins at 7:10 on 99.3 The Lift.


The Detroit Pistons visit the Toronto Raptors tonight. Pregame coverage begins at 7:05 on 99.3 The Lift.


The Washington Nationals forced a deciding game seven in the World Series by defeating Justin Verlander and the Houston Astros 7-2 last night. The series will be decided tonight in Houston. Zach Greinke will star for the Astros. Max Scherzer will pitch for the Nats.

Our high school football playoff coverage begin this weekend. Calumet entertains Negaunee Friday night. Pregame coverage begins at 6:40 on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at West Iron County Saturday. Pregame coverage begins at 1:40 on KBear 102.3.

Our Finlandia University athletics coverage continues Saturday, when the Lions women’s soccer team faces Mills College in the ACAA soccer tournament semifinals in Santa Cruz, California. Pregame coverage will start at 4:40 on 99.3 The Lift and 993TheLift.com.

Email sports news and game results to mornings@up.net.

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