Calumet advance in football playoffs – Samedi Sports Wrap
In the high school football qualifiers, the 11-player district semifinals …
• In Division Six, Calumet beat Menominee 35-20 last night. The Copper Kings led 21-20 at halftime thanks to two touchdowns from Dryden Nelson and one from Alan Bjorn. Calumet then eliminated the Maroons in the second half to win their eighth consecutive game. Negaunee knocked out Gladstone 42-28 in the district’s other semi-final. The Copper Kings face the Miners for the district title next weekend in Negaunee. Listen to the show on Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
See video highlights from both games here:
In other matches involving 11-player Upper Peninsula teams…
• In Division Three, Marquette lost 37-6 to Mount Pleasant.
• In the Fifth Division, Kingsford lost 28-10 to Kingsley.
• In Division Seven, Westwood is entertaining East Jordan today. The winner of this match will face Charlevoix, who beat Mancelona 50-8 last night.
• In Division Eight, Bark River-Harris plays for Beal City today. Iron Mountain welcomes Frankfurt today.
In eight-player football …
• Lake Linden-Hubbell hosts Forest Park in an eight-player Division 2 regional semi-final this afternoon. Keweenaw Report Sports is the voice of lakes football. Our coverage starts at 1:10 on KBear 102.3. North Central hosts Pellston in the other regional semi-final this afternoon.
• In Division 1, Rudyard eliminated Munising 38-14 last night. Newberry beat Pickford 32-14. The Bulldogs and Indians will play for the regional title next weekend.
The volleyball playoffs begin Monday. Houghton will entertain Escanaba, with coverage starting at 5:40 am on Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf. Calumet will host West Iron County, with coverage starting at 5:40 a.m. on Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3. Check out the full playoff schedule at KBear102.com.
Michigan Tech football team heads to 7th-ranked Grand Valley State today.
The NMU football team plays at Ferris State, the best.
The Finlandia University football team plays at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri.
Brian Halonen scored twice, as 18th-ranked Tech hockey team shutout Clarkson 3-0 last night. Both Halonen’s goals came in the second half. Ryland Mosely added a late empty net. Blake Pietila made 22 saves. The Huskies are skating again at Clarkson this evening.
The northern hockey team lost 4-2 in the state of Minnesota, third in the standings, last night. These teams are skating again in Mankato this evening.
The Finlandia women’s hockey team lost a 4-1 decision at Sainte Catherine last night. Jayde Pederson scored the Lions’ lone goal. Kayla Savoie-Penton made 34 saves and suffered the loss in goal. These teams are skating again this afternoon at 1:00 p.m. at the Houghton County Arena.
Finlandia men’s team lost 2-1 in Wisconsin-River Falls last night. Sheldon Brett scored for the Lions. Marcus Gloss made 32 saves. These teams meet again today at 4:00 p.m. at the Houghton County Arena.
The University of Finlandia women’s soccer team has closed Mount Mary University 5-0 yesterday afternoon. Katie Brown scored the eventual winner just two minutes into the game. Julissa Barrera, Morgan Campbell, Marissa Schilling and Maddy Waterman added scores for the Lions. Mikayla Brown only had to make two saves to earn the shutout in net. The Lions end their season this afternoon at Mills College.
The MTU football team hosts Saginaw Valley State tomorrow at noon.
The Michigan Tech volleyball team plays in Northern Michigan today at 4:00 pm.
The Detroit Red Wings took the undefeated Florida Panthers into overtime last night but ended in a 3-2 loss. In their first game since coach Joel Quenneville resigned, the Panthers opened a two-goal lead. Sam Gagner and Pius Suter’s scoring forced overtime. Aleksander Barkov scored the winning goal. Alex Nedeljkovic made 30 saves. The Wings visit the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. Coverage will begin at 6:45 a.m. on 99.3 The Lift.
The Wings will play tonight’s game and Tuesday’s game in Montreal, without Tyler Bertuzzi. Bertuzzi continues to refuse to take the COVID-19 vaccine, which means he cannot cross the Canadian border. He will not be paid for games he misses and will be responsible for his own travel expenses to join the team in Boston on Thursday.
The Detroit Pistons host the Orlando Magic tonight.
Atlanta Braves hit in eighth inning and shut out Houston Astros 2-0 last night. The Braves lead the World Series 2-1, with the fourth game scheduled for tonight in Atlanta.
Tomorrow, the Detroit Lions host the Philadelphia Eagles in a 1 hour game. Listen to the show on 99.3 The Lift.
The Green Bay Packers’ victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Thursday night proved costly. Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur confirmed yesterday that tight end Robert Tonyan and running back Kylin Hill will miss the remainder of the season. Both suffered knee injuries in Thursday’s game.
Local sports broadcasts
• Today – Forest Park at Lake Linden-Hubbell football – pre-game at 1:10 on KBear 102.3.
• Monday – Escanaba at Houghton District Volleyball Tournament – pre-game at 5:40 pm on Voice of the Gremlins, 97.7 The Wolf.
• Monday – West Iron County at the Calumet District Volleyball Tournament – Pre-game at 5:40 pm on Voice of the Copper Kings, KBear 102.3.
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