Nelson shines at UP All-Star Football Game – Sunday Sports Wrap

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A great second half propelled Team Black to a 54-28 win over Team Red in Saturday’s UP High School All-Star Football game. Dryden Nelson scored five touchdowns and was named Team Black Offensive Player of the Game.

The red team led 28-21 at halftime.

Local members of the black team included:
• Carter Kilpela, Dryden Nelson, Lenny Bjorn and Paul Sturos of Calumet,
• Marcus Sutherland and Ben Tampas of Lake Linden-Hubbell,
• Dysean Allen and Eli Ostermeyer of L’Anse,
• Luck Bridgers of Hancock,
• Kaiden Zapolnik of Houghton, and
• Eric Abramson of Ontonagon.

Members of the local red team included:
• Kip Kangas from Calumet,
• Troy Corrigan of Linden-Hubbell Lake, and
• Jaden Borseth of Ewen-Trout Creek.

Meanwhile, downstate, two classes have been inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

On Saturday, the promotion of 2022 was put in the spotlight. It includes longtime Calumet High School coach John Croze. Croze spent 31 years on the football team, 22 of them as head coach. He compiled a record of 143-71. He retired from coaching at the end of last season.

On Friday, the class of 2021 was honored – a year late, due to concerns over COVID-19. It includes Bill Santilli, who coached at Forest Park from 1992 to 2013, and now broadcasts high school sports for our sister stations in Iron River.

Twilight League Baseball

At the Leo Durocher Memorial Tournament at Stanton Field on Saturday…
• Houghton Building Supply-Stanton edged Northern Driveline 5-4.
• Garnet Garage overtook Channing 10-7.
• Northern Driveline shaded Craig Heinonen Coldwell Banker 7-6.
• REL-Mohawk Technology outscored Garnet Garage 11-3.

On today’s program…
• Channing will face REL-Mohawk Technology at 11:00.
• Craig Heinonen Coldwell Banker meets Houghton Building Supply-Stanton at 1:30 p.m.
• The championship game will start at 4:30 p.m.

NHL

The Stanley Cup championship series between the Avalanche and the Lightning continues tonight in Tampa. Colorado leads the set 3-2.

MLB

Kody Clemens hit his first major league home run as the Tigers beat the Diamondbacks 6-3 on Saturday night. Harold Castro had three hits, including a triple RBI. Riley Greene made two highlight sliding catches in center field.

The Tigers are playing in Arizona again today. Beau Brieske will pitch against Dallas Keuchel. Coverage will begin at 3:50 p.m. on 99.3 The Lift.

The Brewers took an early lead, then held off the Blue Jays for a 5-4 win on Saturday. Andrew McCutcheon and Mike Brosseau homered. Corbin Burnes pitched the eighth, allowed three runs and took the win.

The Brewers host the Jays again this afternoon. Chi Chi González will start against José Berríos.

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