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VB Wins for Kings, Hornets, Panthers and Jets – Wednesday Sports Wrap

High School

In high school volleyball last night…
– Calumet swept Houghton 3-0 (25-10, 25-23, 25-18).
– Lake Linden-Hubbell v Hancock – no report.
– L’Anse downed Bessemer 3-1 (
25-14, 25-18, 12-25, 25-16).
– Chassell swept Ontonagon 3-0.
– Ewen-Trout Creek shut out Baraga 3-0.
– Jeffers cruised past Watersmeet 3-0 (
25-15, 25-13, 25-15). Lilly Turner had four aces.

The Dennis Massoglia Memorial Eighth Grade Girls Basketball Tournament opened last night at Calumet.

In the first Division Two semi-final, Lake Linden-Hubbell defeated Ontonagon 36-25. Emily Jokela led the Lakes with 13 points, while Alli Bobula chipped in nine for Ontonagon. In the second semi-final, Jeffers defeated Chassell 32-30. Taylor Heinonen scored 18 for Jeffers, and Nora Holmes added 12 for Chassell.

Lake Linden-Hubbell and Jeffers will play in the Division Two championship game tomorrow at 5:00 in the Calumet High School gym.

In Division One, Baraga defeated Houghton 39-31 in the first semi-final. Mia Coronado led Baraga with 16 points, and Danica Ryynanen scored 15 for Houghton. In the second semi-final, Calumet defeated Hancock 52-34. Laina Kariniemi led Calumet in scoring with 14 points, while Lana Aho chipped in 12 for Hancock.

Baraga and Calumet will meet in the Division One championship game on tomorrow at 6:30 in the Calumet High School gym.

Finlandia

The Finlandia University men’s hockey team will host the Soo Thunderbirds for an exhibition tonight at 7:00 at the Houghton County Arena.

GLIAC

After sweeping its matches at the Midwest Regional Crossover last weekend, the Michigan Tech volleyball team has risen to number-22 in the most recent Division Two Coaches Poll.

NHL

The Vancouver Canucks scored five goals in the third period, and defeated the Detroit Red Wings 5-2 last night. Anthony Mantha and Dennis Cholowski scored for the Wings. Jimmy Howard stopped 36 shots in the loss.

The Wings have dropped five in a row, and visit the Ottawa Senators tonight. Because of Pistons basketball, pregame coverage begins at 7:10 on KBear 102.3.

Detroit has waived defenseman Jonathan Ericsson. Other teams have until noon today to claim him. If none does, he can report to the Grand Rapids Griffins, or negotiate a contract buyout. He had not seen game action this year, following a training camp injury. The Wings recalled forward Evgeny Svechnikov from Grand Rapids, and assigned defenseman Alex Biega to the Griffins. Forward Adam Erne has been placed on injured reserve.

NBA

The Detroit Pistons open the regular season tonight at Indiana. Pregame coverage will start at 6:35 on 99.3 The Lift.

Detroit will start the season without Blake Griffin. He’s being treated for knee and hamstring problems, and is expected to miss as many as 10 games.

MLB

The Washington Nationals edged the Houston Astros 5-4 in the opening game of the World Series last night. Former Tiger Max Scherzer got the win. Game two will be played in Houston tonight.

NFL

The Detroit Lions have traded starting safety Quandre Diggs to the Seattle Seahawks. They will also give Seattle a seventh-round draft pick in 2021, all in exchange for a fifth-round draft pick in 2020. Diggs had been struggling this season, but remained one of the team’s most popular players.

Detroit running back Kerryon Johnson underwent knee surgery yesterday, and has been placed on injured reserve. He’s eligible to return in week 16.

Running

The second annual Husky Alpine Mountain Run will take place Saturday at Mont Ripley. The event features 5k and 10k runs up the challenging slope. It’s sponsored by Michigan Tech’s Department of Military Science. For sign-up information and full details, click here.

Our high school football coverage continues this weekend with three big games. On Friday, Calumet hosts L’Anse on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com. Hancock entertains Houghton in the Copper Bowl game on 99.3 the Lift and 993TheLift.com. On Saturday, Lake Linden-Hubbell will try to clinch a playoff berth at home against Manistique on KBear 102.3 and KBear102.com.

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

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