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Volleyball Wins for Gremlins, Kings – Thursday Sports Wrap

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High School

In high school volleyball yesterday…
• Houghton blanked Gwinn 3-0 (25-17, 28-26, 25-17). Stella Wickstrom and Meghan Trewhella each had eight kills and three aces, Laney Johnson added five aces and 25 assists, and Jiani Tang contributed 20 digs.
• Calumet shut down West Iron County 3-0.
• Hancock v Lake Linden-Hubbell – no report

On the volleyball schedule today…
• Dollar Bay-Tamarack City entertains Ewen-Trout Creek.
• Jeffers hosts Ontonagon.
• Baraga welcomes Wakefield-Marenisco.
• L’Anse entertains Westwood.

The local cross country season opened yesterday with the Jeffers Invitational at the Kilpela Farm.

On the girls’ side, Calumet edged out Hancock for first place in the team competition. Ironwood, Chassell and Gogebic rounded out the team scoring. Kiira Berg of the Copper Kings finished sixth, and Laila Sturos eighth. Ella Keranen paced the Bulldogs with a fourth place individual finish, and Rayna Towles came in seventh. Natalie Stone from Gogebic took top individual honors.

On the boys’ side, Jeffers won the team title, followed by Ironwood, Dollar Bay-Tamarack City and Republic-Michigamme. Amos Norland of the Blue Bolts was the individual winner. Tavin Larson and Cameron Anderson of the Jets placed fourth and fifth.

See full individual results here.

In cross country today, Houghton and Hancock run at the Dale Phillips Invitational in Marquette.

In high school football tonight…
• Houghton plays at L’Anse. The broadcast begins at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Calumet hosts Negaunee. The broadcast begins at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
• Hancock travels to Ishpeming.
• Lake Linden-Hubbell welcomes North Dickinson, with a 5 p.m. kickoff at Warner Field.

College Football

Both Michigan Tech and Northern Michigan begin their football seasons tonight…
• The Huskies entertain Wisconsin-Platteville on Teacher Appreciation Night. Kickoff is at 6 at Sherman Field.
• The Wildcats entertain McKendree University at 7.

College Soccer

The Finlandia University women’s soccer team begins its season this afternoon at home against Wisconsin-River Falls. Kickoff is at 1.


The Tigers fell to the Mariners 5-3 last night. Tyler Alexander allowed two runs in the first inning, then pitched into the fifth. Alex Lange took the loss in relief. Jeimer Candelario had two hits, and drove in two runs.

The Tigers entertain the Mariners again this afternoon. Eduardo Rodriguez will start against Logan Gilbert. Coverage begins at 12:50 on 99.3 The Lift.

Major League rosters can expand to 28 players today. The Tigers are bringing infielder Ryan Kreidler up from Toledo for his big league debut. Spencer Torkelson is also returning, and pitcher Michael Pineda will be reinstated from the injured list.

The Brewers cruised past the Pirates 6-1 yesterday. Freddy Peralta gave up a run on two hits over five innings. He left with the score tied. Taylor Rogers got the win when the Brewers scored the game-winner in the sixth, and the Crew added four insurance runs in the seventh.

The Brewers visit the Diamondbacks tonight. Brandon Woodruff will start against Merrill Kelly.


As was speculated yesterday morning, the Lions have signed quarterback Nate Sudfeld to back up Jared Goff. Sudfeld was cut earlier this week by the 49ers. Detroit cut former backup David Blough, but could re-sign him if he clears waivers. The Lions also waived running back Jermar Jackson, to make room for new defensive tackle Benito Jones, whom they claimed from the Dolphins.

The Packers have signed safety Rudy Ford, who played for the Jaguars last season. They released safety Micah Abernathy.

Guts Frisbee

The man who helped build Guts Frisbee into a worldwide sport has died.

Jim Boggio had a wide-ranging career as an educator, businessman and community leader. In the athletic world, though, he was best known as the lead promoter of the obscure sport that first surfaced in the Copper Country. Using the pseudonym Harvey J. Kukuk, he promoted the International Frisbee Tournament locally, and pushed the sport onto a national and international stage. Boggio was honored as the first recipient of the Dave Bradshaw Award for service to Guts Frisbee. He passed away Tuesday at age 87. Arrangements are being handled by the Erickson Crowley Peterson Funeral Home.

Our high school football coverage continues tonight. Calumet hosts Negaunee – pregame coverage starts at 6:40 on the Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. Houghton plays at L’Anse – pregame coverage begins at 6:40 on the Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.

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