Most Copper Country high school teams will compete in the same divisions next year as they did this year. The Michigan High School Athletic Association released its assignments for the 2022-2023 school year yesterday.
None of our area schools will change class, although a school’s class will no longer be used to assign teams to the playoffs. Playoff splits are decided by dividing the number of teams expected to compete in each sport.
In 11-man football, the L’Anse-Baraga co-op team will again compete in Division Seven. Houghton and Calumet will be in Division Six. Hancock’s co-op team will play in Division Five.
In eight-man football, the Ontonagon co-op team is again placed in Division One, with Lake Linden-Hubbell in Division Two.
In volleyball, Houghton will again be in Division Two, with Calumet and Hancock in Division Three. All other teams will compete in Division Four.
In women’s basketball, Houghton will play in Division Two, with Calumet and Hancock in Division Three. All other teams are assigned to Division Four.
In men’s basketball, Houghton continues in Division Two, with Calumet and Hancock in Division Three. Jeffers is moving from Division Three to Division Four, along with the rest of our regional teams.
The rosters for this summer’s UP All Star Football Game have been announced. The black team will include Calumet’s Lenny Bjorn, Carter Kilpela, Paul Sturos and Dryden Nelson; Dysean Allen and Eli Ostermeyer of L’Anse; Marcus Sutherland and Ben Tampas of Lake Linden-Hubbell; Kaiden Zapolnik of Houghton; and Hancock’s Chance Bridgers. The red team will include Kip Kangas of Calumet, Troy Corrigan of Linden-Hubbell Lake and Jaden Borseth of Ewen-Trout Creek.
The match will be played on June 25 at the Superior Dome.
The Finlandia University softball team is playing at Olivet College this afternoon.
Two former Michigan Tech hockey players have signed contracts with the NHL.
Forward Brian Halonen has agreed to a two-year entry-level contract with the New Jersey Devils. Halonen is one of 10 finalists for the Hobey Baker Award and was named to the All-CCHA First Team.
Defenseman Colin Swoyer has signed a one-year entry-level contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Swoyer will initially report to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the American Hockey League on an amateur tryout deal.
The Detroit Pistons visit the Brooklyn Nets tonight. Coverage will begin at 7:05 a.m. on 99.3 The Lift.
The Detroit Red Wings will host the New York Rangers tomorrow. Coverage will begin at 7:15 a.m. on 99.3 The Lift.
Detroit Tigers lose to New York Yankees 11-7 yesterday. Starter Eduardo Rodriguez allowed four runs in five innings. Dustin Garneau, Victor Reyes and Riley Greene homered.
The Tigers are off today and will face the Philadelphia Phillies tomorrow. Tarik Skubal should start.
The Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Francisco Giants 5-2 yesterday. Corbin Burnes allowed one run on a hit in five innings and struck out eight. Willy Adames and Rowdy Tellez homered.
The Brewers face the Cleveland Guardians this afternoon. Brandon Woodruff will start.
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