In the district semifinals of the high school volleyball tournament tonight…
– In Division Three, Calumet plays at Hancock. Iron Mountain faces Ironwood.
– In Division Four, District 98, Lake Linden-Hubbell plays at Jeffers, and Dollar Bay-Tamarack City plays at Chassell. Both District 97 semifinals will be played at Ewen-Trout Creek, with Wakefield-Marenisco against Watersmeet in the opening match, and the Panthers hosting Ontonagon in the nightcap.
The Finlandia University women’s hockey team lost a tight 2-1 match at Northland College last night. Kait Ryynanen scored the Lions’ only goal. Sarah Gundry made 39 saves to keep Finlandia in the game.
Three Finlandia volleyball players have been honored by the American Collegiate Athletic Conference. Braedyn Hurd, Taylor Hendrick and Taylor Talerico were named to the All-Conference second team.
The Michigan Tech volleyball team has risen to number-20 in the latest Division Two coaches poll. It’s the highest regular-season ranking for the Huskies since 1996.
The Detroit Red Wings visit the New York Rangers tonight. Pregame coverage begins at 7:40 on 99.3 The Lift.
The Wings have placed defenseman Trevor Daley on injured reserve. He’s expected to miss at least the next two games. Dylan McIlrath has been called up from Grand Rapids to fill in.
The Detroit Pistons host the New York Knicks tonight.
The Copper Country Ski Tigers will hold their annual ski and gear swap Saturday at the Houghton High School multi-purpose room. It’s an opportunity to buy and sell cross country skis, snow bikes, outdoor clothing, or anything else for the silent sports enthusiast.
Items to be sold may be dropped off Friday between 5:00 and 7:00, or Saturday between 8:30 and 9:45. The sale runs from 10:00 until noon. There is a 15 percent commission on items sold, with a $75 maximum. Money raised supports the Ski Tigers racing team, which has won the state championship for the past seven years.
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