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A look back to 1984 when Ithaca played in its first-ever playoff game
Updated: 11/27/2014 4:21:11 PM EST

It’s been 30 years since Ithaca’s varsity football team earned its first berth in the postseason, eking in by one-one-hundredth of a point. In 1984 Jim Ahern coached the Yellowjackets to their first-...


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Strive for 5: Ithaca ready for D6 showdown vs. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/27/2014 2:09:54 PM EST

The final two will be whittled down to one on Friday night and that one will be a state champion. At 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon the Ithaca High School football team will be playing Monroe St. Mary Ca...


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Former Ithaca star quarterback Alex Niznak, other alumni thrilled Yellowjackets still rolling WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/27/2014 4:21:15 PM EST

Terry Hessbrook has coached enough varsity football players over the last 11 years that he has lost track of the total number. "We've generally had rosters in the upper 20s or around 30 during my tim...


Football

Lumen Christi's Willis named Player of the Year in D5-6 WITH LOCAL PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/26/2014 1:07:07 PM EST

LANSING (AP) — Khari Willis carried the football 51 times for a school-record 421 yards in his last career game for Jackson Lumen Christi, a 27-26 regional final loss to a Monroe St. Mary Catholic tea...


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Five Ithaca seniors catalysts for run to fifth straight D6 state title game appearance WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/25/2014 3:22:46 PM EST

The phrase “only five seniors” has been used quite a bit this season when talking about the Ithaca High School football team. Sure, there are only five seniors on the roster as the stacked junior cla...


Football

Last time Ithaca met Monroe St. Mary Catholic it was an 'Instant Classic' WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/25/2014 1:28:05 PM EST

The only time that Ithaca and Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central have met on the gridiron came back on Nov. 26, 2010. In that instance it was an instant classic in that the game featured 12 scoring dri...


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Scott named Player of the Year in Division 7-8
Updated: 11/25/2014 1:37:55 PM EST

EAST LANSING (AP) — Tommy Scott had to bide his time to be the featured running back at Muskegon Catholic Central. It was worth the wait for Scott, a 5-foot-7, 170-pound senior. After playing in the...


Football

Ithaca's winning streak is 8th longest in US history WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/25/2014 11:48:42 AM EST

And then there was one. The final local high school team still standing for the MHSAA fall season will play for its fifth straight state championship from Ford Field on Friday. As it stands the four...


Hockey - Boys

Saturday’s Prep Roundup: Mt. Pleasant hockey result
Updated: 11/23/2014 2:29:31 AM EST

Hockey - Mt. Pleasant 6, Port Huron 5 - At Mount Pleasant, Zach Heeke had two goals. Kyle Trucks scored twice and Kaleb Ramon scored a goal. Mitchell Haines added a goal and Nodin Jackson recorded a...


Football

Goal-line stand lifts Ithaca to 69th straight win and a spot in the D6 finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/22/2014 7:36:19 PM EST

MIDLAND - There have been numerous blowout victories during Ithaca's 69-game unbeaten run... Saturday's semifinal against Boyne City however, wasn't one of them. Up 20-16 with just over three minute...


Football

Beal City ends season one step short of Ford Field as it falls to Munising in D8 semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/22/2014 7:37:48 PM EST

MARQUETTE – Everyone loves the big play and big numbers. Yet when a team averages 50 points per game and rushes for 500 yards every time it steps onto the field it becomes rather mundane and predicta...


Hockey - Boys

Friday's Prep Roundup: Mt. Pleasant hockey result
Updated: 11/22/2014 3:26:34 AM EST

- Mt. Pleasant 8, Marysville 2 - At Mount Pleasant, Zach Heeke scored three goals, Max Trucks and Kyle Trucks added a goal. Logan Smith and Collin Lambert added a goal as well. Aaron Friedlein mad...


Football

Ithaca puts its 68-game win streak on the line against unbeaten Boyne City in D6 semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/21/2014 6:14:46 PM EST

Ithaca has faced plenty of athletic teams during its nation-best 68-game winning streak, but its next test might be at the top of the list. The Yellowjackets will square off with Boyne City Saturday ...


Football

Beal City readies for trip to the North Country to take on Munising in D8 semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/20/2014 3:47:56 PM EST

After opening the postseason with three straight home games the site shifts for the Beal City football program in the Division 8 semifinal round. The Aggies, who has outscored their first three posts...


Cross Country

Chippewa Hills' Emily Starck signs National Letter of Intent to run at CMU
Updated: 11/21/2014 1:53:29 AM EST

Chippewa Hills standout Emily Starck signed her National-Letter-of-Intent to run cross country and track & field at Central Michigan University last week. The senior helped the Warriors win a Divisio...


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