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Baseball

Panthers, Warriors both earn sweeps
Updated: 4/22/2014 10:08:57 PM EST

The Alma High School baseball team collected a non-conference doubleheader sweep of visiting Michigan Lutheran Seminary Tuesday. The Panthers (6-0) opened with a 6-1 win and held on for a 5-4 victory...


Softball

Aggies, Bluejays roll
Updated: 4/23/2014 2:22:49 PM EST

The Shepherd High School softball team swept visiting Merrill Tuesday in a non-conference doubleheader. The Bluejays (6-3) opened with a 15-0 win in three innings and closed the day out with a 15-6 ...


Track And Field

Beal City, Mt. Pleasant girls secure conference wins
Updated: 4/22/2014 9:36:31 PM EST

The Beal City High School girls track team opened its Highland Conference season Tuesday with a 103-60 win over visiting Pine River. Addie Schumacher led the way by capturing the high jump (5-0), th...


Tennis - Girls

Mt. Pleasant rolls past Bay City Western
Updated: 4/22/2014 9:34:15 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant girls tennis team defeated Bay City Western by a 7-1 final tally Tuesday afternoon. Singles winners for Mt. Pleasant were No. 1 Shelby Carter (6-1, 6-1), No.2 Brittney Warner (6-0, 6...


Softball

Sacred Heart salvages split with Coleman in blustery conditions
Updated: 4/22/2014 9:18:27 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy softball team dropped the opener of a doubleheader to Mid-State Activities Conference foe Coleman Tuesday by a final of 14-4 (five innings) before rebounding with a 6-2 win in...


Golf - Boys

Alma, Sacred Heart secure conference wins
Updated: 4/22/2014 8:50:46 PM EST

The Alma High School boys golf team captured the TVC Central jamboree at Shepherd on Tuesday as it finished with a 171. The host Bluejays finished fourth with a 184. Jay Green led the way for the P...


Golf - Boys

Mt. Pleasant takes fifth in Saginaw Valley League meet
Updated: 4/22/2014 3:38:56 PM EST

SAGINAW - The Mt. Pleasant High School boys golf team placed fifth Monday in a Saginaw Valley League meet hosted by Saginaw Heritage, shooting a team score of 328. Jack Pilkington led the Oilers wit...


Softball

State rankings for April 22
Updated: 4/22/2014 3:02:52 PM EST

This week's rankings conducted by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association Division 1 1. Mattawan 2. Bay City Western 3. Canton 4. Lake Orion 5. Farmington Hills Mercy 6. Ro...


Baseball

Clare baseball has all the pieces to have a banner 2014
Updated: 4/22/2014 3:12:23 PM EST

It was the kind of game that left a bad taste and that taste has lingered and lingered and lingered. Last June 11 the Clare High School baseball team played in a Division 3 quarterfinal from Traverse...


Soccer - Girls

State rankings for April 22
Updated: 4/22/2014 11:28:17 AM EST

Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Rankings for April 22: Division 1 1. Northville 2. Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 3. Forest Hills Central 4. Rockford 5. Caledonia 6. ...


Baseball

Farwell edges Valley Lutheran
Updated: 4/22/2014 11:01:51 AM EST

The Farwell High School baseball team earned a 7-5 non-conference win over Saginaw Valley Lutheran Monday evening. Dylan Brown paced the Eagles (4-4) by going 3-for-4 from the plate with three RBIs ...


Baseball

Clare tops Big Rapids, St. Louis beats Harrison
Updated: 4/21/2014 9:55:40 PM EST

The Clare High School baseball team beat Big Rapids Monday afternoon 10-3 in the opener before the nightcap was called due to rain. Colton Punches got the start and went two innings for the 10th-ran...


Softball

Harrison now 9-1 via sweep over St. Louis
Updated: 4/21/2014 9:49:36 PM EST

The Harrison High School softball team swept two games from St. Louis Monday, winning by scores of 3-0 and 6-0. Allison Lipovsky won both games as she allowed two hits on the day, one in each game, a...


Tennis - Girls

Oilers place 4th at Saginaw Heritage
Updated: 4/21/2014 8:19:47 PM EST

SAGINAW – The Mt. Pleasant High School girls tennis team finished fourth with three points at Monday’s Saginaw Heritage quad. The host Hawks won it with 19 points. Brittany Warner went 1-1 at No. 3 ...


Golf - Boys

Alma boys win home invite, Green takes home medalist honors
Updated: 4/21/2014 5:32:20 PM EST

The Alma High School boys golf team won the Alma Invite at Pine River Country Club as it topped the 16-team field with a 337. Senior Jay Green took home medalist honors for the Panthers as he shot a ...


Softball

Alma softball goes 1-2 Saturday
Updated: 4/20/2014 5:58:01 PM EST

The Alma High School softball team went 1-2 at the Vestaburg Invite Saturday and is now 2-7 on the season. The Panthers opened with a five-inning 15-5 victory over Lansing Eastern before falling to H...


Track And Field

Chippewa Hills girls capture Mohawk Relays
Updated: 4/19/2014 10:53:12 PM EST

MORLEY - The Chippewa Hills High School girls track team took first place overall Saturday at the Mohawk Relays hosted by Morley-Stanwood, scoring 111 points. Pine River was second. The Warriors also...


Softball

Mt. Pleasant, Ithaca go 2-1 at respective invites
Updated: 4/19/2014 4:32:03 PM EST

EATON RAPIDS – The Mt. Pleasant High School softball team went 2-1 at the Eaton Rapids Invite Saturday to improve to 7-3 on the season. The Oilers opened with a 9-7 victory over Battle Creek Harper C...


Baseball

Huskies capture Breckenridge Invite
Updated: 4/19/2014 4:43:20 PM EST

The Breckenridge High School baseball team captured its own invite Saturday with a pair of victories. The Huskies (6-1-1) opened with a 7-4 win over Belding and ended the day with a 7-4 win over Ovi...


Soccer - Girls

Mt. Pleasant secures three ties at East Lansing Invite
Updated: 4/19/2014 7:33:06 PM EST

EAST LANSING - The Mt. Pleasant High School girls soccer team earned three draws Saturday in East Lansing as it tied the hosts 1-1, DeWitt 0-0, and Mason 1-1. Carly Martinez scored the goal in the op...


Softball

Softball overviews
Updated: 4/19/2014 2:53:24 PM EST

Alma Panthers Coach: Phil Block (1st season) Last Year: 2-26 Last Conference: 2005 Big Bats: Justina Moreno (Jr.), Taylor Kinnunen (So.), Kendall Vedrode (.411 B...


Track And Field

Alma youthful, but still has big plans in 2014
Updated: 4/19/2014 1:51:16 PM EST

It’s all cyclical in terms of beginnings and ends and everything in between. Sometimes a particular team or program can sustain success over several seasons and sometimes it needs to replenish itself...


Softball

Mt. Pleasant sweeps Bay City Central
Updated: 4/17/2014 11:04:18 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School softball team swept two games from Bay City Central Thursday, winning by scores of 10-6 in seven innings and 15-0 in three innings. Sydney Epple won both games as she all...


Baseball

Top-ranked Beal City beats Clare
Updated: 4/17/2014 7:51:52 PM EST

The Beal City baseball team, which is ranked No. 1 in Division 4, topped host Clare in a single game Thursday by a final of 7-4. Ty Rollin (3-0) got the win for the Aggies (6-0) as he allowed three e...


Track And Field

Beal City girls win eight-team Fowler Invite
Updated: 4/18/2014 10:33:30 AM EST

FOWLER – The Beal City High School girls track team won the eight-team Fowler Invite Thursday as it tallied 161 points on the night. Fowler was second with 127 while Ithaca was fourth with 100. Monta...


Track And Field

Chippewa Hills girls run CSAA winning streak to 92 straight
Updated: 4/17/2014 10:05:31 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School girls track and field team ran its CSAA dual meet winning streak to 92 and counting Thursday as it won its home quad. The Warriors topped Hesperia 125-12, Big Rapids 13...


Golf - Boys

Green shoots a 5-under par 30 to lead Alma to victory
Updated: 4/17/2014 10:00:38 PM EST

CHESANING - The Alma High School boys golf team took first Thursday afternoon at Chesaning as it finished with a score of 164. Shepherd took fourth place in the event with a score of 182. Jay Gree...


Tennis - Girls

Frankenmuth tops Ithaca
Updated: 4/17/2014 9:47:17 PM EST

Ithaca fell to visiting Frankenmuth 8-0 Thursday to fall to 1-3 in dual meets on the season. Hannah Andrews played solid at No. 2 singles for the Yellowjackets while the top doubles team of Alisia Ch...


Track And Field

Clare sweeps Houghton Lake and Beaverton in JPC action
Updated: 4/17/2014 3:25:01 PM EST

BEAVERTON – The Clare High School boys and girls track teams won Wednesday’s triangular at Beaverton as the boys topped the hosts 120-43 and Houghton Lake 115-44. The Clare girls also beat Beaverton ...


Track And Field

Hornets fall at home to Gladwin
Updated: 4/17/2014 3:09:43 PM EST

The Harrison High School girls track team lost to Gladwin Wednesday by a final of 92-71. Elle Coughlin won the high jump (4-8) for the Hornets while Katelyn Sherrick won the long jump (14-10) and Aja...


Basketball - Girls

Local players, teams earn BCAM academic all-state honors
Updated: 4/17/2014 12:11:07 PM EST

2013-14 Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Girls Basketball Individual Academic All-State honorees To qualify for this honor, players must be nominated by their (BCAM Member) coach, be eith...


Track And Field

Shepherd girls down host Alma, while Panthers win on the boys side
Updated: 4/16/2014 10:37:37 PM EST

The Shepherd girls track and field team beat host Alma on the road 95-39 on Wednesday. Sarah Bellinger won the pole vault for the Bluejays (8-0), while Therese Dahl-Weischer captured the high jump (4...


Softball

Farwell, Sacred Heart and Coleman sweep; St. Louis splits with Alma
Updated: 4/16/2014 6:16:50 PM EST

The Farwell High School softball team swept a non-conference series at Chippewa Hills Wednesday. The Eagles (5-2) opend with a 5-2 win and followed that up with a 6-0 victory in the nightcap. Kate ...


Baseball

Chippewa Hills, Montabella and Sacred Heart sweep
Updated: 4/16/2014 6:21:24 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School baseball team earned a doubleheader sweep of Farwell on Wednesday to open its season. The Warriors (2-0) opened with a 14-6 win and closed out the two-game set with a ...


Tennis - Girls

Ithaca falls at Chesaning
Updated: 4/16/2014 9:45:28 PM EST

CHESANING - The Ithaca High School girls tennis team dropped a 7-1 dual at Chesaning Wednesday. At No. 1 singles, Courtney Gantz won 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 for the Yellowjackets. ...


Track And Field

St. Louis, Ithaca sweep TVC West duals
Updated: 4/16/2014 9:42:01 PM EST

The St. Louis High School boys track team swept its home Tri-Valley Conference West duals Wednesday as it topped Saginaw Valley Lutheran 84-53 and Merrill 117-20. On the girls side, the Sharks also s...


Golf - Boys

Alma finishes second at Lakeview Invite
Updated: 4/16/2014 9:33:10 PM EST

The Alma High School boys golf team finished second at the Lakeview Invite Wednesday with a score of 258. Although St. Charles took first as a team with a score of 253, Alma's Jay Green was the overa...


Softball

Prep Preseason Softball Rankings
Updated: 4/16/2014 1:43:15 PM EST

Division 1 1. Mattawan 2. Bay City Western 3. Romeo 4. Canton 5. Hudsonville 6. Lake Orion 7. Farmington Hills Mercy 8. Lakeland 9. Portage Central 10.Saline HM: Clarkston, Garden Ci...


Baseball

Prep Baseball Rankings
Updated: 4/16/2014 2:06:54 PM EST

Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association 2014 Division Poll for the week of 4/14 DIVISION 1 1. Brother Rice 2. SH Stevenson 3. Lake Orion 4. Rockford 5. ...


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On Campus for week through April 14
Updated: 4/15/2014 4:48:00 PM EST

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NATE SCHNEIDER: The impact Keisha Brown made on our mid-Michigan community is immeasurable
Updated: 4/14/2014 8:16:37 PM EST

We are all so lucky. How easy would it have been for one or two things to go differently in Louisiana native and 1994 Tulane University graduate Keisha Brown’s life for her to never cross paths with ...


Softball

Oilers go 1-2 at Swan Valley Invite
Updated: 4/12/2014 6:42:15 PM EST

SAGINAW - The Mt. Pleasant High School softball team went 1-2 at the Saginaw Swan Valley Invite on Saturday. The Oilers (3-2) opened with a 3-1 win over Swan Valley, with Sydney Epple fanning four, ...


Baseball

Alma sweeps visiting Sault Ste. Marie, while Sacred Heart splits at Saginaw Valley Lutheran
Updated: 4/12/2014 6:20:51 PM EST

The Alma High School baseball team opened the season with a pair of wins Saturday as it topped Sault Ste. Marie by scores of 6-5 and 9-3. Zach Hanson won the nightcap as he allowed three runs on four...


Baseball

Powerhouses collide: Beal City blasts past Mt. Pleasant at Oiler Invite
Updated: 4/12/2014 5:34:49 PM EST

Putting two mid-Michigan prep baseball juggernauts in Beal City and host Mt. Pleasant on the field to face each other seemed like it had the potential to lead to an early-season classic. Instead, it ...


Track And Field

Sharks finish second at St. Louis Relays
Updated: 4/12/2014 5:17:41 PM EST

The St. Louis High School boys track and field team took second place at the St. Louis Relays Saturday. The Sharks finished with 121 points, while Sparta captured the event with 124 points. Alma cam...


Track And Field

Shepherd girls win St. Louis Relays
Updated: 4/12/2014 5:15:26 PM EST

The Shepherd High School girls track team won the eight-team St. Louis Relays Saturday as it topped the field with 138 points. The host Sharks were second with 134 points while Ithaca was third with ...


Track And Field

St. Louis track looking to have a banner 2014
Updated: 4/12/2014 4:20:51 PM EST

These are the kinds of seasons that coaches wait for and also can’t wait for. When you have a roster of 47 student-athletes with multiple all-conference and All-State returners on it it tends to lend...


Baseball

2014 Prep Baseball Overviews
Updated: 4/12/2014 4:16:37 PM EST

Alma Panthers Coach:Denny Kreiner (24th season) Last Year: 22-6-1 Last Conference Title: 2008 Big Bats: Matt Young (.333 BA), Tyler Minnick (.362 BA, 32 H), Chri...


Baseball

Farwell tops Ithaca 8-3
Updated: 4/11/2014 9:52:54 PM EST

The Farwell baseball team topped Ithaca 8-3 Friday in non-conference action. Austin Hickey got the win as he allowed one earned run on five hits in five innings. He also struck out six. Trent Marhof...


Soccer - Girls

Alma girls fall to Birch Run 2-1
Updated: 4/11/2014 8:30:48 PM EST

The Alma High School girls soccer team fell to 0-2 on the season Friday as it lost at home to Birch Run 2-1. Elise Bennett scored the lone goal of the game for the Panthers on a penalty kick. Daniel...


Softball

Farwell opens with sweep of Ithaca
Updated: 4/11/2014 8:27:18 PM EST

The Farwell High School softball team opened the season Friday with a pair of victories over Ithaca, winning by scores of 7-1 and 13-9. Kate Saupe won the opener as she went the distance and struck o...


Softball

Beal City's Kelsey Flaugher signs on to play softball at Delta College
Updated: 4/11/2014 5:33:34 PM EST

Beal City High School senior Kelsey Flaugher signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Delta College starting this fall. ...


Baseball

Beal City's Hoogerhyde signs to play at Cleary University
Updated: 4/11/2014 5:37:24 PM EST

Beal City High School senior Nick Hoogerhyde signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Cleary University earlier this week ...


Soccer - Girls

Mt. Pleasant mercies visiting Bay City Central
Updated: 4/10/2014 11:09:02 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant Oilers mercied their visiting opponent from Bay City Central on Thursday, outscoring them eight to nothing in one half of play. Sophomore Maddie Brown scored three of the eight goals...


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Clare baseball sweeps, softball splits with Shepherd
Updated: 4/11/2014 8:17:58 AM EST

The Clare High School baseball team earned a pair of home wins over Shepherd Thursday to open its season as it won 4-3 and 6-3. Clare (4-0) won game one in exciting fashion as it trailed 3-0 before c...


Softball

Sacred Heart dominates Fulton in sweep
Updated: 4/10/2014 10:27:12 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy softball team won twice Thursday as it topped Fulton 12-4 and 15-2 in five innings. Lexie Methner allowed two earned runs on four hits with 11 strikeouts to win the opener fo...


Baseball

Mt. Pleasant cruises to wins over Saginaw to open season
Updated: 4/10/2014 10:33:21 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School baseball team opened its season Thursday at home with a pair of three-inning wins over Saginaw by scores of 15-0 and 17-0. Mitch Ridley, Aaron Leasher, and Hunter Buczkow...


Tennis - Girls

Ithaca shuts out Alma
Updated: 4/10/2014 9:21:49 PM EST

The Ithaca High School girls tennis team defeated Alma by an 8-0 final Thursday afternoon. Singles winners for the Yellowjackets (1-1) were: No. 1 Courtney Gantz (6-2, 7-5), No. 2 Kaselynd Kelley (6...


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Sharks open season with TVC triangular
Updated: 4/10/2014 1:42:56 AM EST

By MORNING SUN SPORTS The St. Louis High School track teams opened the season on Wednesday by hosting a Tri-Valley Conference triangular with Frankenmuth and Chesaning. On the girls side the Shark...


Baseball

Harrison wins opener vs. Marion
Updated: 4/10/2014 1:43:17 AM EST

The Harrison High School baseball team eked out a 10-9 victory over Marion Wednesday in its season opener. The Hornets were down 9-8 going into the bottom of the seventh when Logan Tenwalde and Jacob...


Track And Field

Ithaca wins TVC triangular at Shepherd, Clare impresses at Hemlock
Updated: 4/10/2014 1:43:45 AM EST

The Ithaca High School girls track team won its season-opening TVC triangular at Shepherd Wednesday as it raced past the hosts 77-51 and past Bridgeport 101-20. The Bluejays also netted a win over Br...


Track And Field

Shepherd boys roll to wins, Clare wins at Hemlock
Updated: 4/10/2014 1:44:02 AM EST

The Shepherd boys track team opened the season on the right foot Wednesday as it won its home triangular by topping Ithaca 66-54 and Bridgeport 75-49. Ithaca also went 1-1 on the day as it topped Bri...


Softball

Harrison sweeps Marion, Coleman's Liphard tosses perfect game
Updated: 4/10/2014 1:44:22 AM EST

The Harrison High School softball team improved to 3-1 on the season Wednesday as it swept Marion by scores of 15-0 and 23-5. Both games went only four innings. Allison Lipovsky got both wins as she...


Soccer - Girls

Ithaca girls top Clare, Alma falls to Swan Valley
Updated: 4/10/2014 1:44:43 AM EST

Ithaca 3, Clare 0 The Ithaca High School girls soccer team got its season off to a good start Wednesday evening as it beat Clare by a final score of 3-0. The goal scorers for Ithaca were Kels...


Softball

Sacred Heart, Breckenridge split season-opening series
Updated: 4/9/2014 2:01:52 AM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy softball team opened its season Tuesday by splitting a doubleheader with Breckenridge. The Irish (1-1) took the opener 6-3 and fell 5-3 in the nightcap. Lexie Methner colle...


Baseball

Fulton, Beal City open season with wins
Updated: 4/9/2014 9:07:18 PM EST

The Fulton High School baseball team got its season off to a good start Tuesday when it swept Ashley by scores of 16-1 and 16-0. In the first game, Nick Snider got the nod for Fulton (2-0) and gave u...


Track And Field

Mt. Pleasant girls open season with sweep
Updated: 4/9/2014 2:00:25 AM EST

The Mt. High School girls track and field team opened the season with a pair of home wins Tuesday over Flint Northwestern and Bay City Western. The Oilers (2-0) won the meet with 63 points, while Ba...


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On Campus for week through April 7
Updated: 4/8/2014 9:25:30 PM EST

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PREP SOFTBALL: Harrison splits with Grayling in season opener
Updated: 4/7/2014 9:23:06 PM EST

The Harrison softball team split a doubleheader with visiting Grayling on Monday. Allison Lipovsky earned the win in the opener as Harrison won 2-1. She pitched seven innings and allowed no earned r...


Basketball - Boys

2013-14 Morning Sun All-Area Boys Basketball First-Second-Honorable Mention Teams
Updated: 4/10/2014 5:24:06 PM EST

First Team Dylan Carl, 6-8 So. F, Alma – 13.4 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 3.6 bpg, 1.9 apg. Honorable mention Class B All-State, first team All-TVC Central. Ryan Tilmann, 6-0 Sr. F, Beal City – 16 ...


Basketball - Boys

Hogan stands tall: Mt. Pleasant senior center a slam dunk choice as Morning Sun Player of Year
Updated: 4/7/2014 5:03:50 PM EST

The first time Jaleel Hogan stepped onto the court for the Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team as a junior, he wowed the Oilers faithful with a dunk only about 20 seconds into the game. It ...


Softball

Striking out hunger
Updated: 4/3/2014 6:37:45 PM EST

With the high school softball season upon us, one area pitcher has dedicated herself to reducing hunger in Clare County one strikeout at a time. Harrison junior and staff ace Allison Lipovsky has l...


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PREP ROUNDS: Vestaburg softball sweeps, baseball splits with MLS
Updated: 4/2/2014 10:07:46 PM EST

The Vestaburg High School softball team won its first two games of the season Wednesday when it swept Michigan Lutheran Seminary by finals score of 9-2 and 8-7. Jannelle Rons started the first game f...


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On Campus for week through April 1
Updated: 4/1/2014 5:37:05 PM EST

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Basketball - Girls

Alma's Seeley shines as ‘Player of the Year’
Updated: 4/2/2014 3:22:27 PM EST

Few players in the state this season had as big of an impact on their teams like Alma’s Maddy Seeley did. Seeley, a 5-foot-9 guard, first emerged on the local basketball scene during her freshman and...


Basketball - Girls

2013-14 Morning Sun All-Area First-Honorable Mention Teams
Updated: 3/31/2014 7:33:58 PM EST

First Team Hannah Guy, 6-1 Sr., F, Chippewa Hills – 16.9 ppg, 6.5 rpg, 2.1 apg, 3.2 spg. Class B honorable mention all-state, first team All-CSAA. Jordan Schneider, 5-11 Jr., F, Beal City -...


Golf - Boys

Alma's Jay Green signs National Letter of Intent to play golf at Tiffin
Updated: 3/27/2014 7:20:36 PM EST

Alma High School senior Jay Green recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play golf at Tiffin University. The 2013 All-State golfer helped the Panthers place third in the D3 state finals last...


Track And Field

Farwell freshman Kasey Staley sets school record in pole vault
Updated: 3/26/2014 6:19:26 PM EST

Farwell High School freshman Kasey Staley broke the school record in the pole vault March 20 at the Chippewa Relays, while she then proceeded to break her own record the next day at the Grand Valley S...


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Olling Receives Scholar-Athlete Award
Updated: 3/25/2014 5:02:59 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Kirsten Olling of Breckenridge High School was honored as a recipient of the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Award at the 2014 MHSAA Boys Basketball F...


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Rollin Receives Scholar-Athlete Award
Updated: 3/25/2014 5:01:03 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Ty Rollin of Beal City High School was honored as a recipient of the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Award at the 2014 MHSAA Boys Basketball Finals a...


Wrestling

Morning Sun Wrestling Honorable Mention team
Updated: 3/25/2014 4:09:30 PM EST

Honorable Mention 103 – Ryan Argersinger, Carson City, Fr. - (22-8) First-team All-CMAC wrestler won conference title. Had 13 pins and helped Eagles go 27-3 in dual meets and advance t...


Wrestling

2014 Morning Sun Wrestling Team
Updated: 3/25/2014 3:56:58 PM EST

Dream Team 103 Pounds Richie Ostrander, Chippewa Hills, Sr. – (32-8) All-State wrestler finished third at the D3 individual state finals in 2014. CSAA champion and district ch...


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On Campus for week through March 24
Updated: 3/25/2014 3:28:05 PM EST

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Alma Athletic Hall of Fame to host fundraiser in April
Updated: 3/23/2014 3:12:28 PM EST

The Alma Schools Athletic Hall of Fame will be hosting its annual fundraiser dance party on Saturday, April 26 at the Alma Elks Lodge 1400. The event is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. with a social hou...


Basketball - Boys

Oiler faithful storm the Breslin
Updated: 3/21/2014 7:18:53 PM EST

EAST LANSING – Fans can be fickle. But when you’re playing in the state semifinals loyalty overrides everything else and this was pretty much the case Friday at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. A...


Basketball - Boys

NATE SCHNEIDER: Being outmatched by top-ranked Muskegon does not diminish incredible season for Mt. Pleasant Oilers
Updated: 3/22/2014 10:10:11 PM EST

EAST LANSING — When the team you are playing has Mr. Basketball and he might not even be the best or most important player on his own roster, it causes a bit of concern entering the matchup. But desp...


Basketball - Girls

Oilers bow out in semis
Updated: 3/21/2014 3:15:27 PM EST

EAST LANSING - The historic winter that was the Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball season came to an abrupt halt Friday afternoon. Facing No. 1-ranked and undefeated Muskegon in a Class A semi...


Football

Long-time former Fulton and Alma football coach Randy Lark to be inducted into MHSFCA Hall of Fame Saturday
Updated: 3/21/2014 11:27:35 AM EST

By NATE SCHNEIDER nschneider@michigannewspapers.com @natejschneider on Twitter Randy Lark has never been one to take over an easy situation. The former Fulton and Alma High School football head co...


Basketball - Boys

Oilers prep for No. 1-ranked Muskegon
Updated: 3/20/2014 12:06:56 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team is a group that is not ready to settle. Yes, the Oilers may have already accomplished one of their season goals by reaching this weekend’s state fin...


Cross Country

Montabella's Taylor Smith signs to run cross country at University of Detroit-Mercy
Updated: 3/20/2014 3:57:48 PM EST

Montabella High School senior Taylor Smith will go down as one of the best and most decorated athletes in Montabella history. Now, she is taking her talent to the next level. Smith signed a Nation...


Basketball - Boys

Family Affair: Oilers run into Class A semifinals a story of giving
Updated: 3/20/2014 11:33:54 AM EST

It’s the kind of thing towns live for and live vicariously through. Local team goes on a run that captivates the imagination and the full attention of the community at large. Along the way the bandw...


Basketball - Boys

Oilers advance to Class A semifinals with terrific showing in Class A quarterfinals
Updated: 3/18/2014 9:07:43 PM EST

DAVISON – The atmosphere inside the Davison High School gym was electric Tuesday night. The stands were packed with several thousand anxious fans and by the time the game tipped off there wasn’t an e...


Basketball - Boys

Sacred Heart's magic runs out in final minute as it is edged by Frankfort in Class D quarterfinals
Updated: 3/18/2014 11:20:26 PM EST

CADILLAC – The magic ran out one minute too early for the Sacred Heart Irish. With a lead of 44-41 over Frankfort with 59.9 seconds left in the Class D quarterfinals Tuesday night at Cadillac High Sc...


Basketball - Boys

Sacred Heart focused on Frankfort in Class D quarterfinals after recent national attention
Updated: 3/17/2014 6:02:37 PM EST

One more win and the Sacred Heart Academy boys basketball team will book its first trip to the Breslin Center since it was state runner-up in 2006. After Wednesday’s wild and wacky finish which saw I...


Basketball - Boys

Goal within reach
Updated: 3/17/2014 5:18:44 PM EST

Just one game separates the Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team from reaching the Breslin Center. On the heels of a thrilling 64-61 comeback win over Flint Carman-Ainsworth last Thursday ...


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NATE SCHNEIDER: A week unlike any other for the Sacred Heart Irish
Updated: 3/17/2014 1:21:53 PM EST

If Sacred Heart Academy students needed to sleep all day Sunday, well who could blame them? From Dustin Neyer’s shot seen around the world to a first-ever Class D state championship for the Irish gir...


Basketball - Girls

Averi Gamble outscores Miss Basketball, helps power Sacred Heart to first-ever Class D state championship
Updated: 3/16/2014 6:44:14 AM EST

EAST LANSING – As the daughter of former NBA standout and current Central Michigan men’s assistant coach Kevin Gamble, Sacred Heart 6-foot-3 sophomore Averi Gamble has basketball in her genes. With h...


Basketball - Girls

Comeback kids
Updated: 3/16/2014 8:11:33 PM EST

EAST LANSING – Riley Terwilliger may never again hit as big of a shot as she did Saturday morning at the Breslin Center. With her team trailing 50-49 with 25 seconds remaining and with a Class D sta...


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Hansen eyes going out on top
Updated: 3/14/2014 7:02:16 PM EST

With all of the success that Sacred Heart Academy senior Sara Hansen has garnered over the last four years, a state championship has proved elusive. That can all change Saturday morning when Hansen ...


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Unranked Sacred Heart prepped for Class D state championship game against top-ranked Crystal Falls Forest Park
Updated: 3/14/2014 6:30:49 PM EST

When the MHSAA Class D girls basketball state tournament began, there were 157 teams alive and countless games on tap to figure out who is the best of the best. Now it’s down to two teams and one gam...


Basketball - Boys

Mt. Pleasant stuns Flint Carman-Ainsworth with big fourth quarter comeback to win first regional title since 1982
Updated: 3/16/2014 8:11:52 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant's High School boys basketball team won its first regional title since 1982 and first ever in Class A at home Thursday night when it came from behind to defeat Flint Carman-Ainsworth by a ...


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Sacred Heart's Riley Terwilliger plays game of her life on big stage to fulfill dream of playing in state championship game
Updated: 3/13/2014 9:12:48 PM EST

EAST LANSING – Riley Terwilliger was in fifth grade in 2008 when she watched from the stands as the Sacred Heart Irish played in the Class D state championship game against New Lothrop at Eastern Mich...


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Irish state finals bound
Updated: 3/13/2014 9:20:57 PM EST

EAST LANSING - For only the second time in program history, the Sacred Heart Academy girls basketball team will vie for a state championship. Behind double-double efforts from junior Riley Terwillig...


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AP Class C all-state teams
Updated: 3/13/2014 11:08:06 AM EST

The Associated Press Class C girls basketball All-State team, as selected by a panel of 10 Michigan sports writers: Kelley Wright, St. Ignace, 5-10, Sr., Player of the Year Karina Cole, Lincoln Al...


Basketball - Boys

Sacred Heart's Dustin Neyer hits unbelievable 3-pointer as time expires to send the Irish to a Class D regional championship win over Fulton
Updated: 3/14/2014 3:03:53 AM EST

EDITOR'S NOTE: Scroll to the bottom of this story to watch Dustin Neyer's game-winning 3-pointer, which finished as the No. 1 play on ESPN SportCenter's Top-10 Wednesday night. BIG RAPIDS – Wh...


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Lucky 7: Mt. Pleasant SHA gears up for Class D semifinals at Breslin Thursday
Updated: 3/12/2014 5:51:43 PM EST

When the season started the roster looked rather scant. Actually it’s looked rather scant for the past two years running now but at this point scant is where it’s at. One year ago the Mt. Pleasant S...


Basketball - Girls

St. Louis falls in quarterfinals to Nouvel
Updated: 3/12/2014 12:41:14 PM EST

REESE - The historic winter that was the St. Louis High School girls basketball season finally came to an end Tuesday night. After securing the program’s first-ever regional championship one week ag...


Basketball - Boys

Mt. Pleasant SHA advances to Class D semifinals via grand defensive effort
Updated: 3/11/2014 11:25:27 PM EST

CADILLAC – When you’re playing this well you don’t want things to change. Not the day, minute, hour, week, pregame routine or postgame celebration. None of it. Over the course of the past two weeks...


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Mt. Pleasant SHA and Fulton to meet for Class D regional title Wednesday in Big Rapids
Updated: 3/11/2014 11:36:31 PM EST

Pat Theisen called them ‘glue players.’ Todd Walden calls it balance. Whatever you call it both the Fulton and Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart boys basketball teams have it. On paper the Pirates (21-2) a...


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Mt. Pleasant eyes first-ever Class A regional title
Updated: 3/11/2014 11:36:20 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team will look to accomplish a feat Wednesday that no team in program history has ever achieved. With a win over surging Flint Carman-Ainsworth, the Oile...


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Balanced attack leads Fulton to Class D regional semifinal win over Muskegon CC
Updated: 3/11/2014 12:16:49 AM EST

BIG RAPIDS – When you have six or seven scorers who all average around 10 points per game it’s a luxury. Throughout the course of the 2013-14 prep basketball season that’s exactly what the Fulton Hig...


Basketball - Boys

Mt. Pleasant dominates Traverse City West to reach regional final
Updated: 3/10/2014 11:33:37 PM EST

CADILLAC - The Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team is now one win away from making program history. Behind a dominating second-half performance, the Oilers earned a 74-53 win over Traverse...


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Mt. Pleasant SHA tops Baldwin via comeback in Class D regional semifinals
Updated: 3/10/2014 11:26:26 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS – Basketball is a game of runs and it largely depends on what one is running towards or from. If you’re chasing an opponent and the lead it is one thing, but if you’re chasing time more of...


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Mt. Pleasant SHA girls gear up for Frankfort in Class D quarterfinal at Cadillac Tuesday
Updated: 3/10/2014 11:34:25 PM EST

You had to be there to take it in and if you were there you left thoroughly impressed. Just last week the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart girls basketball team won its second Class D regional title in as m...


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St. Louis roll into quarterfinals
Updated: 3/10/2014 3:28:59 PM EST

After four months of practices and games, the high school girls basketball season will draw to a close this week. St. Louis is one of the eight remaining teams in Class C that are hoping for a chanc...


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Mt. Pleasant SHA, Fulton gear up for Class D regionals at Big Rapids
Updated: 3/10/2014 3:29:56 PM EST

Now it really gets interesting in that the crowds will be bigger, the pressure will be bigger and the rewards for advancing will be bigger. On Monday night a pair of local boys basketball teams take ...


Basketball - Boys

Mt. Pleasant set to square off with Traverse City West in Class A regional semifinals at Cadillac
Updated: 3/10/2014 3:30:08 PM EST

Lengthy postseason runs do not often include blowout win after blowout win. Although the Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team did open district play at Bay City Western with a 40-point victo...


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Prep Notebook: Sacred Heart rolling this postseason
Updated: 3/8/2014 6:22:35 PM EST

With the basketball postseason now two weeks old, one area school has emerged as champions on both sides. The Sacred Heart Academy girls basketball team has rolled its way to yet another Class D qua...


Swimming - Boys

Alma's Bender earns All-State honors at D3 swimming finals
Updated: 3/8/2014 5:12:05 PM EST

HOLLAND – The Alma High School boys swimming team finished 23rd in the Division 3 state finals Saturday at the Holland Aquatic Center as it tallied 22 points in the two-day event. Cranbrook Kingswood...


Basketball - Boys

Belding gets past Alma in OT in rough and tumble Class B district final
Updated: 3/7/2014 11:55:55 PM EST

ELSIE — Belding’s Kole Hart has been a hero before, but never on this kind of stage. The senior guard connected on a late 16-foot corner jumper, thrusting his team into the lead a final time with ju...


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Mt. Pleasant wins Class A district title, advances to regional round Monday
Updated: 3/7/2014 11:23:57 PM EST

AUBURN- The Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team beat Midland Dow 42-40 in the championship game of the Class A district tournament Friday from Bay City Western High School. It was Mt. Plea...


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Fulton uses fourth-quarter push in district championship win over St. Pats
Updated: 3/7/2014 11:22:07 PM EST

FOWLER - It was at this time one year ago that the Fulton High School boys basketball team was left with a bitter taste in its mouth. After sweeping the season series with Central Michigan Athletic C...


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Chippewa Hills boys fall to Big Rapids in Class B district final
Updated: 3/7/2014 10:26:05 PM EST

REED CITY - The Chippewa Hills boys basketball team closed the 2013-14 docket out Friday with a loss to Big Rapids in a Class B district final from Reed City High School. The Cardinals took a 33-18 l...


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Ithaca falls by single point to Lakeview in Class C district action
Updated: 3/7/2014 10:07:36 PM EST

LAKEVIEW - Time ran out on Ithaca as it wasn't able to get the final shot off in a 46-45 loss Friday at Lakeview High School in the Class C boys basketball district final. Lakeview struggled from the...


Basketball - Boys

Mt. Pleasant SHA boys win first district since 2008, advance to Class D regional action
Updated: 3/7/2014 9:56:57 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS – On Thursday night the Sacred Heart Academy girls basketball program wrapped up a second straight Class D regional title via a near-flawless 65-46 victory over Fruitport Calvary Christian ...


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Mt. Pleasant SHA girls advance to Class D quarterfinals via rout over Fruitport Calvary
Updated: 3/6/2014 10:41:32 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS – At this point in the season every team still playing is legitimate. There are no more easy victories and no more moral victories. In short, all that is left is winning. On Thursday ni...


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St. Louis claims first-ever regional championship
Updated: 3/6/2014 10:37:57 PM EST

For the first time in program history, the St. Louis High School girls basketball team can call itself regional champions. Squaring off against Carson City-Crystal in their first Class C regional fi...


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Mt. Pleasant takes care of Midland, advances to Friday's Class A district final
Updated: 3/5/2014 11:16:16 PM EST

AUBURN- The Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team beat Midland in the semifinal round of the Class A district playoffs Wednesday night by a final score of 57-51 from Bay City Western High Scho...


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Ithaca holds off Morley-Stanwood to advance to Class C district title game
Updated: 3/5/2014 10:56:30 PM EST

LAKEVIEW - Ithaca was able to hold on to beat Morley-Stanwood 60-57 Wednesday night despite the efforts from Mohawks senior Tim Cairnduff. Cairnduff led his team with a game-high 27 points, but it wa...


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Chippewa Hills tops Clare on late Hunter Conley layup for first district win since 1992
Updated: 3/6/2014 12:23:48 PM EST

REED CITY – The Chippewa Hills High School boys basketball team ended a 22-game district losing streak by rallying to defeat Clare by a 72-70 final Wednesday night at Reed City in Class B district sem...


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Alma rides 27-8 halftime lead to Class B district win over Shepherd
Updated: 3/5/2014 9:47:07 PM EST

ELSIE – The Alma Panthers had to weather a spirited fourth quarter charge, but they are off to their second straight district final game after ousting Shepherd 61-43 at Ovid-Elsie high school Wednesda...


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District results/schedule
Updated: 3/5/2014 9:33:24 PM EST

Class A District 11 – Bay City Western 3/3 G1: Midland Dow 58, Bay City Western 43 G2: Mt. Pleasant 88, Bay City Central 48 3/5 G3: Midland Dow 66, Saginaw Heritage 4...


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Sharks, Eagles to clash in regional final
Updated: 3/5/2014 9:47:11 PM EST

If you’re passionate about high school girls basketball, then you’ll want to be at Thursday’s Class C regional final at Ithaca. History will be made Thursday night when St. Louis and Carson City-Crys...


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Stop the Richards: Mt. Pleasant SHA plays for Class D regional title Thursday in Big Rapids
Updated: 3/5/2014 4:53:22 PM EST

Stop the Richards. In terms of game planning this is where it all begins – and ends up. On Thursday night from Big Rapids Crossroads Academy the main order of the moment for the Mt. Pleasant Sacred ...


Basketball - Girls

Carson City-Crystal wins defensive battle with Calvin Christian
Updated: 3/4/2014 11:39:53 PM EST

The high school basketball postseason is full of nail bitters and Tuesday’s Class C regional semifinal between Carson City-Crystal and Grandville Calvin Christian at Ithaca was no exception. In a re...


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St. Louis reaches first regional final since 1994
Updated: 3/4/2014 11:31:53 PM EST

The history-making season continues for the St. Louis High School girls basketball team. With a dominating 58-38 win over Shelby in Tuesday’s Class C regional semifinal at Ithaca, St. Louis advanced...


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Clare unable to handle suffocating Bullock Creek defense in Class B regional semifinal loss
Updated: 3/4/2014 11:17:31 PM EST

CARROLLTON - Every time Clare standout senior Lindsay Winter wanted to make something happen on the offensive end Tuesday night in the Class B regional semifinal versus Bullock Creek, there was a defe...


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NOT QUITE ENOUGH: Led by Seeley's 38, Alma rally comes up just short versus Freeland
Updated: 3/4/2014 11:08:00 PM EST

CARROLLTON—Down 59-44 in the fourth quarter, having already won your school’s first district title since 1992, most teams would have been content to pack up, hop on the bus, and celebrate a fantastic ...


Basketball - Girls

Sacred Heart girls get defensive, lock up Class D regional final berth
Updated: 3/4/2014 11:58:22 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS – “Defense wins championships.” Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart girls basketball coach Damon Brown said it Monday and he re-iterated his sentiment Tuesday following the Class D regional semifina...


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Mt. Pleasant and Alma open districts with wins
Updated: 3/3/2014 11:36:09 PM EST

AUBURN- The Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team beat Bay City Central in the quarterfinals of the Class A district tournament Monday night by a final score of 88-48. Mt. Pleasant (17-4) wa...


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Prep Boys Basketball District Results/Schedule
Updated: 3/3/2014 10:14:09 PM EST

Class A District 11 – Bay City Western 3/3 G1: Midland Dow 58, Bay City Western 43 G2: Mt. Pleasant 88, Bay City Central 48 3/5 G3: Midland Dow vs. Saginaw Heritage,...


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On Campus for week through March 2
Updated: 3/3/2014 10:24:07 PM EST

NOTE: We realize there are probably some names missing. If you know of an athlete from our coverage area currently competing in a winter or spring college sport, please email Nate Schneider at nschnei...


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Mt. Pleasant SHA ready for Manistee CC in Class D regional semifinal at Big Rapids Crossroads
Updated: 3/3/2014 4:41:57 PM EST

The schedule is put together with one thing in mind – making a postseason run. If you look at the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy girls basketball regular-season schedule you come to notice the Iri...


Basketball - Girls

Sixth-ranked Clare set to take on third-ranked Bullock Creek in Class B regional semifinals, while Alma meets familiar foe Freeland on other side of bracket
Updated: 3/3/2014 9:50:43 PM EST

There was very little doubt that the paths of Clare and Bullock Creek would cross once again. After last season’s devastating Class B quarterfinals loss by the Pioneers to the Lancers in which a doub...


Basketball - Girls

Carson City-Crystal, St. Louis gear up for regionals
Updated: 3/3/2014 4:24:38 PM EST

The next step in the girls basketball postseason begins Tuesday for the Carson City-Crystal and St. Louis basketball teams. Both will be in action at a Class C regional at Ithaca that promises to hav...


Basketball - Girls

Local regional pairings
Updated: 3/3/2014 2:11:10 PM EST

MHSAA Girls Basketball Regionals Class B Regional 15 – Carrollton 3/4 G1: Alma vs. Freeland, 6 p.m. G2: Clare vs. Midland Bullock Creek, 7:30 p.m. 3/6 G3: G...


Basketball - Boys

Fulton looks to win Class D district at Fowler, Mt. Pleasant SHA favorite at Big Rapids Crossroads
Updated: 3/2/2014 3:34:59 PM EST

They might be the decided favorites but that doesn’t amount to a hill of beans to Todd Walden. The long-time Fulton High School boys basketball coach enters this week’s Class D district at Fowler Hig...


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Carson City and Breckenridge both play in ultra-tough districts
Updated: 3/2/2014 3:31:39 PM EST

Districts are all about where you’re geographically located in the state of Michigan. Sometimes this plays to a team’s advantage and other times not so much. In this week’s upcoming Class C district...


Basketball - Boys

Clare, Chippewa Hills play role of underdog at Reed City district
Updated: 3/2/2014 3:20:21 PM EST

Sometimes district draws are favorable and sometimes not so much. In terms of the local district draw for the Class B boys basketball district at Reed City this week, basically the draw helped out Cl...


Basketball - Boys

Local district pairings
Updated: 3/2/2014 3:16:36 PM EST

Class A District 11 – Bay City Western 3/3 G1: Midland Dow vs. Bay City Western, 5:30 p.m. G2: Mt. Pleasant vs. Bay City Central, 7:15 p.m. 3/5 G3: Game 1 winner vs....


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca trying to find consistency as it enters Class C Lakeview district
Updated: 3/2/2014 1:26:06 PM EST

A 14-6 overall record looks pretty good on paper. But for a team as athletic and talented as Ithaca, it has been a trying 2013-14 season as inconsistencies have kept the Yellowjackets from going on a...


Basketball - Boys

Mt. Pleasant a clear-cut favorite in Class A district at Bay City Western
Updated: 3/2/2014 1:12:15 PM EST

When looking at Class A boys districts around the state of Michigan, there is a team or two in every nearly district that are clear-cut favorites. In the Class A district hosted by Bay City Central, ...


Wrestling

Wrestling Results from Individual State Finals
Updated: 3/1/2014 8:01:13 PM EST

2014 Individual Finals The Palace of Auburn Hills Feb. 27- March 1 Division 3 103 Pounds Richie Ostrander, Chippewa Hills (26-6), 3rd Place M1: Won ...


Competitive Cheerleading

Breckenridge finishes fifth at Division 4 competitive cheer state finals
Updated: 3/1/2014 5:07:29 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS - The Breckenridge High School competitive cheer team placed fifth Saturday afternoon in the Division 4 state finals at the DeltaPlex in Grand Rapids. The Huskies finished with 725.96 poi...


Basketball - Boys

Beal City faces daunting district
Updated: 3/1/2014 5:00:40 PM EST

Arguably one of the best districts in Class C will take place next week in Beaverton. As one of the largest districts in the state, the Beaverton district features seven teams. Among those seven tea...


Basketball - Boys

Alma preps to defend district crown
Updated: 3/1/2014 4:56:22 PM EST

At this time a year ago the Alma High School boys basketball team was celebrating its first district championship since 1999. Making the win even sweeter is the fact that it came against rival Shephe...


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Clare tops Farwell, Carson City beats Coleman
Updated: 3/1/2014 4:56:08 PM EST

The Clare boys basketball team closed the regular season out Saturday with a 61-40 win over Farwell. The Pioneers (15-5, 11-3 JPC) used a 17-4 run in the second quarter to seal the victory. Travis V...


Bowling

St. Louis' Fenby, Alma's Chase finish runner-up at states
Updated: 3/1/2014 4:27:15 PM EST

BATTLE CREEK – St. Louis High School’s Zach Fenby finished runner-up at the MHSAA Division 4 boys bowling individual state finals on Saturday at M-66 Lanes in Battle Creek. Fenby fell to Kyle Tuttle...


Basketball - Girls

Historic win: Alma's Seeley sisters and Vedrode key 63-53 victory over Belding in Class B district final at OE
Updated: 3/3/2014 9:56:13 PM EST

ELSIE — Watching things slip away midway through the second quarter Friday night, third-year Alma girls basketball coach Jennie IntVeld decided to roll the dice. Maddy Seeley, IntVeld’s superstar gu...


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Clare clinches its third district title in four years with romp over Big Rapids
Updated: 3/2/2014 4:05:37 PM EST

By NATE SCHNEIDER The Morning Sun Clare’s motto entering this year was ‘Rise Above’. The Pioneers had lost several key seniors from last year’s team which made a Class B quarterfinal run, leaving t...


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Fulton, Mt. Pleasant net wins
Updated: 2/28/2014 11:24:06 PM EST

The Fulton High School boys basketball team closed the regular season out Friday with a 55-50 win over Lakeview. The Pirates (18-2) used a 37-25 run in the second half to seal the deal. Dalton Trefi...


Basketball - Girls

St. Louis locks up first district title since 1998, tops upstart Ithaca
Updated: 2/28/2014 11:01:11 PM EST

St. Louis senior forward Ryan Fagins led her team to a Class C district championship with 18 points in a 51-41 win over Ithaca Friday from Montabella High School. The Sharks (18-4) checked off anothe...


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Sacred Heart girls lock up Class D district title
Updated: 2/28/2014 10:25:22 PM EST

MCBAIN - The Sacred Heart High School girls basketball team won its second consecutive Class D district title Friday evening as it beat Big Rapids Crossroads by a final score of 46-34 at McBain Northe...


Basketball - Girls

Beal City falls in heartbreaker to Beaverton
Updated: 3/1/2014 12:02:57 PM EST

As a coach in a tight game, all you can do ask your team to put itself in contention for the win. And although it wound up on the losing end Friday night, the Beal City High School girls basketball ...


Wrestling

Local Results from Individual State Finals
Updated: 2/28/2014 9:45:02 PM EST

2014 Individual Finals The Palace of Auburn Hills Feb. 27- March 1 Division 3 103 Pounds Richie Ostrander, Chippewa Hills (26-6) M1: Won 5-3 in sudden...


Bowling

Ithaca boys fall in D4 state final match
Updated: 2/28/2014 11:22:21 PM EST

BATTLE CREEK – The Ithaca High School boys bowling team advanced to the Division 4 team state finals Friday at the M-66 Bowl in Battle Creek after finishing first out of 18 teams in the qualifying blo...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca gets past St. Charles Thursday night
Updated: 3/1/2014 12:59:34 PM EST

The Ithaca High School boys basketball team was victorious Thursday night as it beat St. Charles by a final score of 56-44. It was a tale of two halves for Ithaca (14-6, 9-5) as it found itself down ...


Competitive Cheerleading

Breckenridge set to compete at D4 state finals for first time since 2007
Updated: 2/27/2014 2:46:11 PM EST

What was one a familiar sight at the Michigan High School Athletic Association competitive cheer state finals is back once again. After a six-year absence in which there was no Breckenridge competiti...


Basketball - Girls

Ithaca girls pull of upset, advance to Friday's district final at Montabella
Updated: 2/26/2014 11:47:52 PM EST

The Ithaca High School girls basketball team pulled off an upset Wednesday as it beat favored Lakeview 56-45 in Class C district action from Montabella High School. With the win Ithaca advances to Fr...


Basketball - Girls

Beal City reaches district final with upset over Pine River
Updated: 2/26/2014 10:42:02 PM EST

The postseason in high school basketball is all about perseverance, and it’s perseverance that is carrying the Beal City High School girls basketball team. Facing a stout Pine River squad that beat t...


Basketball - Girls

Alma, Carson City, SHA to play for district titles Friday
Updated: 2/26/2014 10:34:07 PM EST

ELSIE - The Alma High School girls basketball team beat Shepherd 60-40 Wednesday night in the semifinals of the Class B district playoffs at Ovid-Elsie High School. After a tight first quarter in wh...


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St. Louis girls advance to Friday's Class C district final at Montabella
Updated: 2/26/2014 9:52:04 PM EST

After a slow start in the first quarter St. Louis ran past Morley-Stanwood for a 54-25 victory to move into Friday’s Class C girls basketball district final at Montabella High School. The Sharks (17-...


Basketball - Girls

Clare turns up the defensive effort over final three quarters to roll past Reed City in Class B district semifinal action
Updated: 2/26/2014 10:01:57 PM EST

Prior to each game, Clare High School girls basketball coach Matt Rodenbo and the rest of the coaching staff prints out a list of goals that will help the Pioneers be successful. Heading into Wednesd...


Bowling

Oilers, 'Jackets and Sharks gear up for state bowling finals
Updated: 2/26/2014 4:57:15 PM EST

They’re going to let it roll one more time. On Friday morning four area teams will compete in the Michigan High School Athletic Association state finals after locking up berths in the season finale l...


Basketball - Boys

Mt. Pleasant tops Cadillac, while Alma wins on a buzzer beater by Curtis Doyle
Updated: 2/25/2014 10:34:42 PM EST

CADILLAC – The Mt. Pleasant High School basketball team improved to 15-4 this season Tuesday with a 64-54 victory at Cadillac. The Oilers jumped out to an 18-7 lead through one quarter and continued ...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca hitting its typical stride as postseason nears
Updated: 2/25/2014 4:07:40 PM EST

Over the last four years, similar stories could have and probably have been written pertaining to the Ithaca High School boys basketball team. Each year much of the roster makes the transition in lat...


Basketball - Boys

Fulton boys get back on winning track
Updated: 2/24/2014 10:05:43 PM EST

POTTERVILLE – The Fulton High School boys basketball team improved to 16-2 overall and to 13-2 in conference games Monday as it beat host Potterville 72-38. The Pirates took a 26-3 lead in the first ...


Basketball - Girls

Oilers close season in Bay City, St. Louis and Carson advance
Updated: 2/24/2014 10:00:03 PM EST

BAY CITY – The Mt. Pleasant High School girls basketball team closed the 2013-14 season Monday night via a 50-39 defeat to host Bay City Central in Class A district action. The Oilers got nine points...


Basketball - Girls

Beal City uses second-half surge to top Coleman
Updated: 2/24/2014 9:59:47 PM EST

Behind a strong second-half surge, the Beal City High School girls basketball team opened Class C district play in winning fashion Monday night. Hosting Coleman in a Class C pre-district game, the A...


Basketball - Girls

Clare opens Class B district play with 40-point win over Harrison
Updated: 2/24/2014 9:41:16 PM EST

Double and triple teaming Clare High School standout senior guard Lindsay Winter comes at your own risk. Sure, shadowing Winter with two or three players might slow her down a bit as Harrison did Mon...


Skiing

Numerous area skiers compete in state finals
Updated: 2/24/2014 7:56:34 PM EST

HARBOR SPRINGS – Several area skiers took part in the Division 2 state finals at Nub’s Nob Monday. On the girls side Mt. Pleasant’s Brianna Zimmer finished 17th in the giant slalom while Clare’s Madi...


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On Campus for week through Feb. 23
Updated: 2/24/2014 4:52:32 PM EST

NOTE: We realize there are probably some names missing. If you know of an athlete from our coverage area currently competing in a winter or spring college sport, please email Nate Schneider at nschnei...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Alma hoping to get best of Shepherd for a third time this season
Updated: 2/23/2014 12:16:31 PM EST

Twice this season Tri-Valley Conference Central rivals Alma and Shepherd have faced each other. Twice the Panthers have gotten the best of the Bluejays, the first time by a 52-48 score Jan. 8 in Shep...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Local district pairings
Updated: 2/26/2014 11:24:25 PM EST

Class A District 11 – Bay City Central 2/24 G1: Bay City Central 50, Mt. Pleasant 39 G2: Midland Dow 56, Saginaw Heritage 50 2/26 G3: Midland 51, Bay City Central 48...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Sacred Heart heads into McBain NMC district on a roll
Updated: 2/23/2014 12:09:16 PM EST

Five games into the season, Sacred Heart was flying high. The Irish posted wins over the likes of Shepherd, Carson City-Crystal, Big Rapids Crossroads Academy and Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes en r...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clare, Chippewa Hills on collision course
Updated: 2/23/2014 11:56:20 AM EST

The Clare High School girls basketball team enters the 2014 postseason with some unfinished business to attend to. A year ago, the Pioneers became the first team in program history to capture a regi...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Beal City, Farwell prep for stacked district
Updated: 2/23/2014 11:52:44 AM EST

One of the largest girls basketball districts in the state is set to take place next week at Beal City. As one of the largest districts in the state, the Class C district features three opening-roun...


Competitive Cheerleading

PREP CHEER ROUNDUP: Breckenridge captures regional title
Updated: 2/22/2014 10:02:09 PM EST

SPARTA - The Breckenridge High School competitive cheer program captured an MHSAA Division 4 regional title Saturday at Sparta. The Huskies posted round scores of 215.8, 212.22 and 299, and finished ...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Hansen sets SHA school record for career points, Montabella's Miller nails down 1,000th career point
Updated: 2/22/2014 10:34:18 PM EST

Saturday was a night of historical significance. As it was the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart girls basketball team wrapped up a share of the Mid-State Activities Conference title Saturday night and its s...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Sacred Heart edges rival Beal City in overtime
Updated: 2/22/2014 10:47:41 PM EST

The Sacred Heart boys basketball team topped rival Beal City in overtime Saturday afternoon by a final of 53-50. Sacred Heart led 17-10 at the end of the first quarter and 29-21 at halftime, but the ...


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PREP NOTEBOOK: Sacred Heart, Carson City-Crystal to meet for MSAC title
Updated: 2/22/2014 8:42:03 PM EST

Top five boys’ games for the week of Feb. 24 Flint Carman-Ainsworth (15-2) at Mt. Pleasant (13-4), Feb. 24 (7 p.m.) – The Cavaliers enter this Saginaw Valley League crossover matchup on a 10-g...


Bowling

PREP BOWLING: Alma's Chase claims Division 3 regional championship
Updated: 2/22/2014 8:25:03 PM EST

CLARKSTON – Alma High School's Hannah Chase captured an MHSAA Division 3 regional championship Saturday at Cherry Hill Lanes in Clarkston. Chase had a high game of 258 and rolled a 1,242 series. b...


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PREP CHEER ROUNDUP: Oilers miss out on states
Updated: 2/22/2014 3:04:19 PM EST

MIDDLEVILLE - The Mt. Pleasant competitive cheer team finished sixth at an MHSAA Division 2 regional hosted by Middleville Thornapple-Kellogg on Saturday. The Oilers posted scores of 220.20, 212.44 ...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Montabella district wide open for the taking
Updated: 2/22/2014 2:31:27 PM EST

If you’re looking for favorites the Montabella High School girls basketball might be right up your avenue because it’s full of favorites. On paper there are four teams that have legitimate shots at w...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Carson City, Breckenridge girls hosts Class C districts
Updated: 2/22/2014 2:25:03 PM EST

Basketball is a numbers game. On one hand there are teams and players that excel at putting up big numbers while on another there are teams and players that prefer to put the kibosh down on the defe...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Warriors got some work to do as they fall to Richmond in D3 quarterfinals
Updated: 2/21/2014 10:58:58 PM EST

BATTLE CREEK – The degrees of separation were significant, so significant in fact that the eventual outcome became glaringly obvious in a matter of a couple bouts. On Friday from Kellogg Arena third-...


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PREP BOWLING: Ithaca boys and girls advance to state finals, while St. Louis boys also advance
Updated: 2/21/2014 8:29:13 PM EST

BRIDGEPORT - The Ithaca High School boys bowling team won the Division 4 regional hosted by Candlelite Lanes in Bridgeport Friday, totaling 3,871 points. Hemlock placed second (3,654), while St. Louis...


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PREP WRESTLING: Carson City falls in quarterfinals to Hesperia
Updated: 2/21/2014 3:46:41 PM EST

BATTLE CREEK – Playing catch up against a team with the state final pedigree of Hesperia can prove to be a problematic. On Friday afternoon from the Kellogg Center in Cereal City the Carson City-Crys...


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PREP WRESTLING: Chippewa Hills and Richmond renew rivalry in D3 quarters
Updated: 2/20/2014 10:40:29 PM EST

When it comes to wrestling Nate Ethridge and Brandon Day collectively root for one another because that’s what friends do. However this friendship will be put on the back burner for a couple hours on...


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PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDS: St. Louis clinches outright TVC West title, Carson City clinches share of MSAC crown
Updated: 2/22/2014 2:19:50 PM EST

The St. Louis High School girls basketball team beat Valley Lutheran at home Thursday night by a final score of 53-52. With the win, the Sharks clinched the Tri-Valley Conference West outright champi...


Bowling

PREP BOWLING: MHSAA Regional Assignments
Updated: 2/20/2014 3:15:38 PM EST

MHSAA Boys and Girls Bowling Regionals Feb. 21-22 Division 2 Region 10 at Bay City John Glenn - Monitor Lanes Bay City Western Bay City John Glenn Clio Escanaba ...


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PREP CHEER: MHSAA Regional Assignments
Updated: 2/20/2014 11:59:14 AM EST

MHSAA Competitive Cheerleading Regional Listings Feb. 22 DIVISION 2 No. 3 - Middleville Thornapple-Kellogg, 10 a.m. Bay City Central DeWitt Charlotte Middlevill...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Carson City gets Hesperia in D4 quarterfinals in Battle Creek
Updated: 2/20/2014 1:38:51 AM EST

If you’re going to contend then you have to wade your way through all the contenders at one point or another. On Friday afternoon from Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek the Carson City-Crystal wrestling ...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Mt. Pleasant has to settle for second, falls to Saginaw
Updated: 2/22/2014 2:33:56 PM EST

It wasn’t for lack of opportunity that much was for sure. On Wednesday night Mt. Pleasant High School’s boys basketball team had ample opportunities to lock up a share of the Saginaw Valley League ti...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Fulton, Vestaburg secure wins
Updated: 2/19/2014 10:34:04 PM EST

The Fulton High School boys basketball team cruised past visiting Dansville on Wednesday by a 76-49 final. The Pirates (15-1, 13-1 CMAC) led 31-12 after the opening quarter and never looked back in ...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: St. Louis clinches share of TVC West
Updated: 2/19/2014 9:37:44 PM EST

ST. CHARLES – The St. Louis High School girls basketball team secured at least a share of a Tri-Valley Conference West title on Wednesday with a 51-33 victory at St. Charles. The win marks the first...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Ithaca and Coleman both post wins
Updated: 2/18/2014 10:33:46 PM EST

The Ithaca High School boys basketball team posted a 63-43 win Tuesday night at home over Tri-Valley Conference West foe Breckenridge. Ithaca (13-4, 8-4) led 40-33 entering the fourth quarter, then p...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Ithaca rolls to 20-point victory over Breckenridge
Updated: 2/19/2014 2:20:05 PM EST

The Ithaca High School girls basketball team cruised to a 55-35 victory Tuesday night over Breckenridge. After falling behind 12-7 through one quarter, the Yellowjackets responded to take a 26-18 hal...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL RANKINGS
Updated: 2/18/2014 4:05:51 PM EST

Michigan prep girls basketball poll By The Associated Press The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points ...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS
Updated: 2/18/2014 3:45:29 PM EST

The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points for a first-place vote, 14 for second,etc.: Class A ...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Sacred Heart dominates New Lothrop in true team effort
Updated: 2/17/2014 10:00:41 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy girls basketball team is once again peaking at the right time. With the start of districts right around the corner, the Irish had arguably one of their most impressive and d...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clare girls top Evart, Farwell tops Coleman
Updated: 2/17/2014 9:53:31 PM EST

EVART - The Clare High School girls basketball team won in dominating fashion Monday night when it beat Evart by a final score of 65-11. As the score suggests the game was over early as Clare (17-1) ...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Fulton boys run past Montabella
Updated: 2/17/2014 9:49:52 PM EST

The Fulton High School boys basketball team beat Montabella on the road Monday evening by a final score of 82-40. The game was over early as Fulton (14-1) came out on fire, racking up 29 points on it...


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On Campus for week through Feb. 16
Updated: 2/18/2014 1:57:53 AM EST

NOTE: We realize there are probably some names missing. If you know of an athlete from our coverage area currently competing in a winter or spring college sport, please email Nate Schneider at nschnei...


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Mt. Pleasant High School's Jaleel Hogan proving transfer from Saginaw Buena Vista was a slam dunk decision
Updated: 2/18/2014 1:57:04 AM EST

With every good grade in the classroom and every thunderous dunk on the basketball court, there is no doubt Mt. Pleasant High School’s Jaleel Hogan made the correct decision. Hogan, who as a junior t...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: MHSAA Team Quarterfinal Pairings
Updated: 2/16/2014 2:26:57 PM EST

MHSAA 2014 Team Wrestling Quarterfinals Friday, February 21 Kellogg Arena, Battle Creek Division 4 - 1 pm Mat 1- #1 Hudson (33-4) vs. #8 Clinton (19-12) Mat 2- #4 Carson City-Crystal...


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PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDS: No. 7 Carson City falls to No. 8 Saginaw Nouvel
Updated: 2/15/2014 7:50:12 PM EST

The seventh-ranked Carson City girls basketball team lost to eighth-ranked Saginaw Nouvel Saturday by a final of 42-37. The Eagles (15-2) led 27-26 heading into the fourth quarter at which point Nouv...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Individual State Qualifiers
Updated: 2/15/2014 6:19:01 PM EST

Prep Wrestling Individual State Qualifiers Division 3 (At Kinglsey) 103 – Richie Ostrander, Chippewa Hills 2nd 103 – Keaton Zuern, Chippewa Hills 3rd 103 – Brandon...


Competitive Cheerleading

PREP CHEER ROUNDUP: Breckenridge captures Division 4 district crown
Updated: 2/15/2014 6:04:18 PM EST

EVART- The Breckenridge High School competitive cheerleading program captured an MHSAA Division 4 district title at Evart on Saturday. The Huskies captured the title with a 715.32 overall score, whi...


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PREP NOTEBOOK: Conference titles on the line this week on the hardwood
Updated: 2/15/2014 5:11:03 PM EST

Conference titles will be decided this week as the final week of the regular season for girls basketball begins Monday. The postseason for some winter sports is already in its second week, with Chipp...


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Coleman's Lars Murray defines student-athlete
Updated: 2/15/2014 3:02:26 PM EST

Achievement isn’t a given, rather it’s something that one works towards to attain. Scholars spent years studying their specific field of interest to gain a better overall understanding of all the dyn...


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Updated: 2/15/2014 3:00:34 PM EST

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PREP HOCKEY: Mt. Pleasant drops hard-fought overtime decision at ninth-ranked Bay City Central
Updated: 2/14/2014 10:57:45 PM EST

BAY CITY - The Mt. Pleasant High School hockey team lost an overtime heartbreaker Friday at Bay City Central by a count of 4-3. Max Heeke had all three goals to record the hat trick for the Oilers (7...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Ithaca avenges earlier loss to Carrollton in dominating home effort
Updated: 2/14/2014 11:29:24 PM EST

Just over one month ago, the Ithaca High School boys basketball team was handed a 15-point defeat at Carrollton. Oh how the tables have turned since then. The Yellowjackets served up revenge against...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Clare, Beal City collect conference wins
Updated: 2/14/2014 10:18:17 PM EST

ROSCOMMON - Led by Travis Vida’s team-high 16 points, the Clare High School boys basketball team secured a 62-57 win at Roscommon on Friday to improve to 9-3 in Jack Pine Conference play. The Pionee...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Vedrode breaks school 3-point record as Alma upsets Hemlock
Updated: 2/14/2014 9:52:17 PM EST

Led by a career-high 28 points from Kendall Vedrode, the Alma High School girls basketball team pulled off a 76-45 upset over No. 10-ranked Hemlock on Friday. Vedrode also broke the school record wi...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Mt. Pleasant tops Heritage, sets up Tuesday showdown vs. Saginaw
Updated: 2/14/2014 9:44:40 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant’s boys basketball team came into Friday's game knowing Tuesday's game could possibly be for the Saginaw Valley League North Division title. The Oilers would have to take care of Saginaw ...


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FREE THROW CONTEST
Updated: 2/14/2014 5:16:41 PM EST

The Knights of Columbus hosted its annual Free Throw Contest in Shepherd on Feb. 8. Winners are pictured: (Front row) Carly Judge, Rylee Yuncker, Luke Predum and Patrick Judge. Back row: Robert Wac...


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PREP COMPETITIVE CHEER: Fourth-year Alma program to host D3 district Saturday
Updated: 2/14/2014 5:07:26 PM EST

Five years ago, there was no competitive cheer team at Alma High School. While the Panthers did have a sideline cheer team, it ended there as the competitive cheer side of the equation was not offere...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Chippewa Hills sweeps Morley-Stanwood, now 14-3
Updated: 2/13/2014 11:11:16 PM EST

STANWOOD – The Chippewa Hills High School girls basketball team collected a hard-fought 49-43 win over Morley-Stanwood on Thursday. The Warriors (14-3, 13-3 CSAA) trailed 16-10 after the opening quar...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Seventh-ranked Carson City rolls past Montabella
Updated: 2/14/2014 7:50:36 PM EST

In the first meeting this season the Carson City Crystal girls basketball team dominated Montabella in Mid-State Activities Association play, winning by 18. Thursday night was no different, although ...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clare clinches fourth consecutive JPC title
Updated: 2/13/2014 11:38:57 PM EST

The Clare High School girls basketball program proved once again Thursday night why it is the class of the Jack Pine Conference. Hosting Roscommon, the Pioneers clinched their fourth straight JPC ti...


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PREP CHEER: MHSAA District Assignments
Updated: 2/13/2014 4:11:16 PM EST

MHSAA Competitive Cheer District Assignments Division 2 No. 11-2 Owosso Saturday, February 15, 2014 – 11 a.m. Bay City Western Bay City Central Charlotte DeWitt Eaton Rap...


Cross Country

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Breckenridge's Olling signs with Arizona State Wednesday
Updated: 2/13/2014 2:39:00 PM EST

Breckenridge senior Kirsten Olling signed her National Letter of Intent to run at Arizona State this fall. The four time D4 state champion is one of seven female runners in state history to win cross ...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Carson City-Crystal edges St. Louis to claim regional championship
Updated: 2/13/2014 12:26:32 AM EST

Wrestling can be both a physically and mentally grueling sport. That physical and mental toughness required of the sport was all on display Wednesday night in Carson City-Crystal in what could not h...


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PREP WRESTLING: Chippewa Hills advances to Battle Creek, wins D3 regional title
Updated: 2/13/2014 12:00:57 PM EST

Hammers and nails and guts and guile. Over the course of the past decade the Chippewa Hills wrestling team has constructed one of the best foundations in the state when it comes to high school wrestl...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Dylan Haller hits game-winning 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left to send Coleman over Harrison
Updated: 2/12/2014 10:57:32 PM EST

Dylan Haller hit a 3-pointer with 0.4 seconds left Wednesday night to break a deadlocked game and send Coleman to a 52-49 win at Harrison. Coleman (5-8) led 27-14 at halftime, but the Hornets got bac...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: St. Louis falters in second half of loss to Frankenmuth
Updated: 2/12/2014 10:46:48 PM EST

The St. Louis High School girls basketball team was handed a 45-32 defeat Wednesday night at home against Frankenmuth. St. Louis (12-4) trailed only 27-21 at halftime, but only scored 11 points after...


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PREP HOCKEY: Mt. Pleasant handed a loss at Saginaw Heritage
Updated: 2/12/2014 10:43:51 PM EST

SAGINAW – The Mt. Pleasant High School hockey team lost by a 7-3 score Wednesday night at Saginaw Heritage. Zach Heeke led the Oilers (7-12-2) with a goal and two assists, while Kaleb Ramon notched a...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Panthers, Yellowjackets earn conference wins
Updated: 2/11/2014 10:56:14 PM EST

The Alma girls basketball defeated Shepherd in a TVC-Central conference matchup Tuesday, 46-35. Maddy Seeley led the Panthers (7-8, 5-4) with 32 points and nine rebounds. Kendal Vedrode had eight po...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Oilers roll past Warriors
Updated: 2/12/2014 3:18:49 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team defeated visiting Bay City Western on Tuesday, 72-52, to remain in a three way tie atop the Saginaw Valley League. After a tight first quarter Mt. P...


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PREP CHEER: Breckenridge takes second at St. Louis
Updated: 2/11/2014 10:25:11 PM EST

The Breckenridge High School cheerleading team took second place at a TVC meet at St. Louis on Tuesday, Merrill finished in first place with a final score of 728.36. Coming in just behind Breckenrid...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Breckenridge shakes up TVC West with upset of St. Louis
Updated: 2/11/2014 10:05:13 PM EST

The race for first place in the Tri-Valley Conference West girls basketball standings became a whole lot more interesting Tuesday night. Entering Tuesday, first-place St. Louis appeared to be very m...


Skiing

PREP SKIING: Mt. Pleasant's Latoski, Fleming and Zimmer earn spots in D2 state finals
Updated: 2/12/2014 12:22:48 PM EST

CADILLAC – Mt. Pleasant’s boys ski team missed qualifying for the Division 2 state finals by one spot Tuesday as it finished fourth at the 12-team D2 regional hosted by Caberfae. The Oilers finished ...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Chippewa Hills, Farwell, St. Louis and Carson City all compete for regional titles Wednesday
Updated: 2/11/2014 5:37:26 PM EST

At this point in the season victory is the byproduct of well-thought out coaching decisions and wrestlers who are able to get bonus points or who refuse to give them up. As it stands four local teams...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: AP state rankings for week of Feb. 11, 2014
Updated: 2/11/2014 3:47:29 PM EST

By The Associated Press The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points for a first-place vote, 14 for second...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: AP state rankings for week of Feb. 11, 2014
Updated: 2/11/2014 3:46:04 PM EST

By The Associated Press The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points for a first-place vote, 14 for seco...


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PREP HOCKEY: Heeke, Backus both net hat tricks in Oiler win
Updated: 2/11/2014 3:23:51 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS - The Mt. Pleasant hockey collected a thrilling 7-6 overtime victory at Big Rapids on Monday. The Oilers (7-11-2) led 1-0 after the first period on a Robert Backus goal, but trailed 4-3 en...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Vestaburg and Coleman go to OT yet again
Updated: 2/10/2014 11:00:35 PM EST

There’s nothing better than watching two evenly-matched teams take to the court and let it rip. On Monday night from Coleman High School that’s precisely what took place as the host Comets and visiti...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Mt. Pleasant and Fulton both post wins
Updated: 2/10/2014 10:33:19 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team posted a 57-33 win at home Monday night over Midland. Mt. Pleasant (11-3, 9-2 Saginaw Valley League) established a 19-8 lead through one quarter and ...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Emily Starck hits two late free throws to send Chippewa Hills to win over Reed City
Updated: 2/10/2014 10:48:46 PM EST

Emily Starck drained two free throws with four seconds left Monday night to send Chippewa Hills to a 48-46 home win over Reed City. Chippewa Hills (13-3, 12-3 CSAA) led 24-19 at halftime, but Reed Ci...


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On Campus for week through Feb. 9
Updated: 2/11/2014 12:24:52 PM EST

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Skiing

PREP SKIING: Mt. Pleasant's Brianna Zimmer having a banner year on the slopes
Updated: 2/11/2014 12:24:16 PM EST

For almost 40 years, Charlie Zeiter has coached high school skiing. Zeiter does not mince his words or look to be superfluous when he calls current Mt. Pleasant High School junior skier Brianna Zimme...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: MHSAA Team Regional Listings
Updated: 2/10/2014 12:11:03 PM EST

MHSAA Regionals Division 3 - Clare, 6 p.m. Howard City Tri-County vs. Farwell Central Montcalm vs. Chippewa Hills Division 4 - Carson City-Crystal, 6 p.m. St. Louis vs. Kent ...


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PREP SKIING: MHSAA Regional Listings
Updated: 2/10/2014 12:06:49 PM EST

Division 2 Feb. 11 - 10 a.m. Caberfae Peaks Benzie Central Cadillac Clare Flint Powers Catholic Grand Rapids Northview Grand Rapids West Catholic Greenville ...


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PREP HOCKEY: Mt. Pleasant tops host Gaylord 5-2
Updated: 2/9/2014 6:44:45 PM EST

GAYLORD - The Mt. Pleasant High School hockey team notched a win Saturday night as it beat Gaylord 5-2 on the road. Robert Backus had two goals to lead the Oilers while Max Heeke, Zach Heeke and Drew...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: List of Prep Regional Qualifiers
Updated: 2/8/2014 9:01:49 PM EST

Individual Regional Qualifiers Top-4 placers from Saturday’s Individual wrestling districts Division 2 At Gaylord High School 103 – Ryan Mack, Mt. Pleasant 4th 160 – Gil Franc...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Mt. Pleasant SHA tops Carson City in MSAC action
Updated: 2/8/2014 9:23:05 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart improved to 7-0 in MSAC action Saturday night as it topped host Carson City 54-41. The Irish took an early 14-2 lead and went into the break up 26-14. Ben Goenner had 18 po...


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PREP NOTEBOOK: A busy week ahead on the hardwood
Updated: 2/8/2014 4:56:25 PM EST

It may be hard to believe but the MHSAA winter postseason will be in full swing this week. The boys and girls ski regionals are set to take place Tuesday, while wrestling team regionals are slated f...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Mt. Pleasant SHA looking to make significant postseason run
Updated: 2/8/2014 9:02:54 PM EST

Right now they’re an ‘on paper’ team, as in they look real good on paper. But in truth their end goal has nothing to do with paper because this team wants hardware, lots and lots of hardware. Upon a...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Conference-leading Valley Lutheran hands Ithaca defeat
Updated: 2/7/2014 10:57:56 PM EST

The Ithaca Yellow Jackets were unable to take advantage of key opportunities as they fell to the Saginaw Valley Lutheran Chargers, 66-60 Friday. A 21-percent shooting performance in the first half c...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Shepherd, Alma, and Beal City post wins
Updated: 2/8/2014 12:32:33 PM EST

Shepherd girls basketball picked up a win over the visiting Chesaning Indians in TVC Central action on Friday, 40-21. The Bluejays (6-10, 3-7) were led in scoring by Abby Moeggenberg with 13 points o...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Fulton avenges earlier loss as it rolls past Laingsburg
Updated: 2/7/2014 10:45:03 PM EST

The Fulton High School boys varsity basketball team avenged its only loss of the season Friday night by beating Laingsburg High School 63-50. Although the game was never a blowout, Fulton (10-1, 8-1...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: All 12 Mt. Pleasant players score in 60-point rout over Bay City Central
Updated: 2/7/2014 10:58:23 PM EST

When all 12 players on a roster score in a single game, the night is probably going pretty well. It went as well as possible for the Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team Friday night at home...


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SIGNING DAY: Mid-Michigan cross country and track athletes sign to contunue careers
Updated: 2/7/2014 4:55:58 PM EST

National Signing Day is college football’s equivalent of the NFL Draft. On Wednesday every Division I and Division II football school in the country did its best to promote its incoming class of tale...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clare's Lindsay Winter sets school record for steals as Pioneers run past Sanford-Meridian
Updated: 2/6/2014 11:45:27 PM EST

SANFORD – Lindsay Winter set the Clare school record for career steals Thursday night as she led the Pioneers to a 63-29 win at Sanford-Meridian. With the win, Clare (14-1, 12-0) also clinched a shar...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Pirates, Aggies claim conference wins
Updated: 2/6/2014 10:51:19 PM EST

The Fulton High boys basketball team improved to 9-1 overall and 7-1 in the Central Michigan Athletic Conference Thursday with a 52-37 win over Laingsburg. Leading the way for the Pirates was Gregg...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: St. Louis wins second straight D4 team district title
Updated: 2/6/2014 10:30:30 PM EST

If you were going to script it this would be how you do so. On Thursday night from Breckenridge High School the St. Louis wrestling team turned in two nearly flawless performances en route to its sec...


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PREP WRESTLING: Mt. Pleasant falls to Bay City Western in district finals
Updated: 2/6/2014 10:32:35 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant wrestling team faced its tallest task of the season Thursday night. Facing No. 6-ranked Bay City Western in an MHSAA Division 2 district final at Mt. Pleasant, the Oilers fell to th...


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PREP SKIING: Mt. Pleasant wins both sides of Langlois Invitational
Updated: 2/6/2014 7:00:18 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School boys and girls ski teams each won the Langlois Invitational Thursday at SnowSnake. Clare was second on both sides. Brianna Zimmer was the champion in both the slalom and ...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Alma comes ever so close to D3 district title, falls to Central Montcalm
Updated: 2/5/2014 10:41:56 PM EST

Let it be known. That’s the statement that was left on the mat following Wednesday’s Division 3 team wrestling districts from Ithaca High School. Come this time next year the Alma High School wrestl...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Pioneers, Eagles claim wins
Updated: 2/5/2014 10:07:57 PM EST

The Clare boys basketball team earned a 64-55 win at Harrison on Wednesday night to improve to 11-3 overall. The Pioneers (11-3, 7-2 JPC) led 44-43 after three quarters, but outscored the Hornets 20...


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PREP WRESTLING: Warriors claim Division 3 district crown
Updated: 2/5/2014 10:06:20 PM EST

REED CITY- The Chippewa Hills wrestling team captured an MHSAA Division 3 district title Wednesday at Reed City. The No. 8-ranked Warriors opened with a 67-8 win over Big Rapids before upending Reed...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Eagles claim second straight district title
Updated: 2/5/2014 9:29:59 PM EST

GRANDVILLE – For the second year in a row, the Carson City-Crystal wrestling team captured an MHSAA Division 4 district title. Competing at Grandville Calvin Christian on Wednesday, the No. 3-ranked...


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Oilers have 5 commit on signing day
Updated: 2/5/2014 5:27:27 PM EST

With success comes opportunities. For five Mt. Pleasant High School seniors, the success that they shared on the playing surface this past year has now granted them the coveted opportunity of contin...


Football

PREP FOOTBALL: Three Yellowjackets and one Panther sign National Letters of Intent
Updated: 2/5/2014 11:30:20 AM EST

National signing day was a busy day at Ithaca High School, but that makes complete sense. On Wednesday morning three members of the four-time defending Division 6 state champions signed National-Lett...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Beal City goes on late run to top SHA
Updated: 2/4/2014 11:06:10 PM EST

At this point in the season write it off as something that was needed. Through the first 10 games of the 2013-14 regular-season campaign the Beal City boys basketball team had been wallowing around a...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Mikayla Duflo hits eight 3-pointers as eighth-ranked Carson City-Crystal rolls past Sparta
Updated: 2/4/2014 10:40:20 PM EST

Mikayla Duflo scored 23 of her 26 points in the first half Tuesday night to lead Carson City-Crystal to a 56-34 win at Sparta. Duflo hit seven 3-pointers in the first half to help the Eagles (13-1) ...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Ithaca, Alma collect TVC wins
Updated: 2/5/2014 11:46:28 AM EST

The Ithaca boys basketball team secured a 57-35 win at rival St. Louis on Tuesday. The Yellowjackets (9-3, 5-3 TVC West) were tied with the Sharks at 15-15 following the first quarter, but took a 31...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: MHSAA Team District Assignments
Updated: 2/4/2014 11:12:54 AM EST

MHSAA local team districts Division 3 Feb. 5 District No. 169 - Gladwin Clare Farwell Area Gladwin District No. 170 - Reed City Big Rapids Reed City ...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: AP state rankings for week of Feb. 4, 2014
Updated: 2/4/2014 10:47:22 AM EST

The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points for a first-place vote, 14 for second,etc.: Class A Sch...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: AP state rankings for week of Feb. 4, 2014
Updated: 2/4/2014 10:43:44 AM EST

The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points for a first-place vote, 14 for second,etc.: Class A ...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Chippewa Hills falls to Lakeview in key CSAA contest
Updated: 2/3/2014 10:38:44 PM EST

For the most part the Chippewa Hills High School girls basketball team has had a very successful season to date. Entering Monday night’s Central State Activities Association showdown with visiting La...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Clare, Vestaburg and Fulton all pick up wins
Updated: 2/3/2014 9:41:40 PM EST

The Clare High School boys basketball team improved to 10-3 Monday night as it topped visiting Montabella by a count of 54-43. Clare led 24-20 at halftime before extending it to 43-34 by the end of t...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Montabella sweeps CMAC duals
Updated: 2/3/2014 11:14:55 PM EST

The Montabella High School wrestling team won both ends of its double dual Monday as it topped Fulton 61-18 and Dansville 55-17. Going 2-0 on the day for the Mustangs were Dustin Scott (125), Dalton ...


Skiing

PREP SKIING: Mt. Pleasant boys finish third, girls fifth at Benzie Central Invite
Updated: 2/3/2014 7:17:19 PM EST

BENZONIA - The Mt. Pleasant High School boys ski team took third Monday at the Benzie Central Invite. Julian Latoski led the Oilers as he was fifth in the slalom and eighth in the giant slalom, while...


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On Campus for week through Feb. 2
Updated: 2/3/2014 10:35:02 PM EST

NOTE: We realize there are probably some names missing. If you know of an athlete from our coverage area currently competing in a winter college sport, please email Nate Schneider at nschneider@michig...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Chippewa Hills aiming for first district win since 1991
Updated: 2/3/2014 5:19:20 PM EST

Twenty-three years ago, Chippewa Hills won a district championship in boys basketball. Since then, a winless drought of massive proportions has occurred. Chippewa Hills has not claimed a single post...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Mt. Pleasant places third at Saginaw Valley League championships
Updated: 2/2/2014 1:26:17 AM EST

FLUSHING – The Mt. Pleasant High School wrestling team took third Saturday in the Saginaw Valley League championships at Flushing. Davison took first, while Bay City Western placed first. Matt Yeagle...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Fulton has sights set on league, district titles
Updated: 2/1/2014 7:56:12 PM EST

Sometimes it’s better to forgive and forget. In the case of the Fulton boys basketball team, it doesn’t want to forget last year’s district final loss to Fowler. Just two years removed from their ...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Carson City-Crystal wins 11th in a row
Updated: 2/1/2014 5:53:12 PM EST

NEW LOTHROP - The Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team won for the 11th time in a row Saturday with an impressive 45-28 win at undefeated New Lothrop. The Eagles (12-1) led 22-20 at halftime, b...


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The week ahead for Feb. 3
Updated: 2/2/2014 2:37:18 PM EST

Monday, Feb. 3 Prep Girls Basketball Ashley at Lansing Christian, 7 p.m. Vestaburg at Portland St. Patrick, 7:30 p.m. Coleman at Marion, 7:30 p.m. Lakeview at Chippewa Hills, 7 p.m....


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Alma youth movement coming together year after district title
Updated: 2/4/2014 10:02:01 PM EST

Last season was a banner year for the Alma High School boys basketball team. As in, the Panthers raised a district title banner with a victory over Shepherd and finished with a 15-8 record behind a s...


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PREP NOTEBOOK: Fulton, Sacred Heart have big weeks ahead
Updated: 2/1/2014 5:26:01 PM EST

Top five boys’ games for the week of Feb. 3 Sacred Heart (9-1) at Beal City (6-4), Tuesday (7:30 p.m.) – The rivalry was scheduled to have a home-and-home series this winter, but three weather...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDS: Packard trey lifts Pioneers to win over Beaverton
Updated: 2/1/2014 12:06:51 PM EST

The Clare boys basketball team secured a 57-56 upset win over visiting Beaverton on Friday night to improve to 6-2 in Jack Pine Conference action. Mason Packard drained the game-winning 3-pointer wi...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Ashley's Andrews goes for 27 points, 30 rebounds in win
Updated: 1/31/2014 10:37:34 PM EST

The Ashley girls basketball team earned its second win of the season Friday night with a 62-32 victory over Holt Lutheran. Meggan Andrews had a dominating performance for the Bears with 27 points, 3...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Chippewa Hills uses mix of fast break baskets and 3-pointers to roll past White Cloud
Updated: 1/31/2014 10:33:40 PM EST

With a roster full of players 6-foot and under, the Chippewa Hills High School boys basketball team has not had the luxury of height this season. It is seemingly a year-in and year-out issue for the ...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Oilers score season-high 58 in win over Lumberjacks
Updated: 1/31/2014 10:25:09 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant girls basketball team earned a confidence boost Friday night. Hosting Saginaw Arthur Hill, the Oilers used a 21-point fourth-quarter effort to notch a 58-44 victory, securing their...


Skiing

PREP SKIING: Oilers land second in CASC, Zimmer wins slalom title
Updated: 1/31/2014 8:02:46 PM EST

FREELAND – Mt. Pleasant’s ski teams both placed runner-up in the Central Alpine Ski Conference meet Friday at Apple Mountain. On the girls side the Oilers were second with 59 points while Clare won i...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clare's Winter breaks school assist record in win over Beaverton
Updated: 1/30/2014 10:32:21 PM EST

BEAVERTON – Behind 33 points and five assists from senior point guard Lindsay Winter, the Clare girls basketball team improved to 12-1 overall and 10-0 in the Jack Pine Conference with a 57-39 win at ...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Sacred Heart, Ithaca secure wins
Updated: 1/30/2014 10:28:26 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy boys basketball team recorded a 43-35 win over visiting Saginaw Nouvel on Thursday for its eighth win in a row. The Irish (8-1) took a slim 11-9 lead after the opening quar...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clare has the winning formula
Updated: 1/30/2014 7:30:54 PM EST

The Clare High School girls basketball program has found a winning formula. That winning formula is a mixture of athleticism, coaching and one of the most gifted talents in the area. The Pioneers ...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Mt. Pleasant wins twice at Saginaw Arthur Hill
Updated: 1/29/2014 10:46:54 PM EST

SAGINAW – The Mt. Pleasant High School wrestling team picked up a pair of wins at Saginaw Arthur Hills Wednesday as it topped the hosts 66-9 and Saginaw Heritage 47-20. Going 2-0 on the day for the O...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Jarid Walton hits winner with five seconds left to lead Coleman over Farwell
Updated: 1/29/2014 10:41:25 PM EST

Jarid Walton hit a game-winning shot with five seconds left Wednesday night to lead Coleman to a 57-56 win at home over Farwell. Coleman (3-6) led 24-23 at halftime but trailed 39-38 heading into the...


Skiing

PREP SKIING: Mt. Pleasant takes second on both sides in conference meet at SnowSnake
Updated: 1/29/2014 8:10:28 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School girls ski team took second in conference action at SnowSnake Wednesday with 61 points, while Clare won with 36. Brianna Zimmer won both the slalom and the giant slalom fo...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Early 3-point shooting barrage by Saginaw Nouvel sends Alma to loss
Updated: 1/28/2014 10:32:50 PM EST

Sometimes a scouting report does not have all the answers. Alma did its homework coming into Tuesday night’s home tilt against Saginaw Nouvel, having scouted Nouvel in earlier games this season plus ...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL Montabella runs past Ashley
Updated: 1/28/2014 10:17:34 PM EST

The Montabella High School boys basketball team collected a 76-43 win over Ashley on Tuesday. The Mustangs (2-7, 2-4 MSAC) got out to a commanding 21-2 lead after the first quarter and never looked ...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Montabella tops Fulton
Updated: 1/28/2014 10:12:37 PM EST

The Montabella girls basketball team registered a 55-49 non-conference win at Fulton on Tuesday evening. The first quarter proved to be the difference as the Mustangs took a 17-6 lead after the open...


Competitive Cheerleading

PREP CHEER: Michigancompetitivecheer.com rankings
Updated: 1/28/2014 9:50:38 PM EST

Michigancompetitivecheer.com rankings Division 1 1. Rochester 2. Lake Orion 3. Grandville ...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL RANKINGS
Updated: 1/28/2014 4:17:35 PM EST

Michigan prep girls basketball poll By The Associated Press The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points ...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL RANKINGS
Updated: 1/28/2014 4:07:24 PM EST

The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points for a first-place vote, 14 for second,etc.: Class A ...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Clare tops Coleman in a close one
Updated: 1/27/2014 10:04:07 PM EST

The Clare High School boys basketball team earned a 56-53 win at home Monday night over Coleman. Heading to the fourth quarter, the game was deadlocked at 37-37 before the Pioneers (7-3) outscored th...


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On Campus for week through Jan. 26
Updated: 1/27/2014 6:12:15 PM EST

NOTE: We realize there are probably some names missing. If you know of an athlete from our coverage area currently competing in a winter college sport, please email Nate Schneider at nschneider@michig...


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Former CMU player Nate Minnoy carving out coaching career
Updated: 1/27/2014 4:00:37 PM EST

Nate Minnoy was a well-traveled man during his collegiate basketball career. After being such a force in Illinois preps basketball that he was named to that state’s all-decade third team by ESPN.com,...


Hockey - Boys

PREP HOCKEY: Mt. Pleasant falls to Davison 5-2
Updated: 1/26/2014 6:32:09 PM EST

LAPEER - Mt. Pleasant's hockey team lost to Davison 5-2 Saturday in Lapeer. Mitchell Haynes and Zach Heeke both had goals and assists in the game while Nick Burkholder turned aside 23 shots....


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The week ahead for Jan. 27
Updated: 1/25/2014 9:09:17 PM EST

Monday, Jan. 27 Prep Wrestling Fulton at Webberville, 5 p.m. Prep Boys Basketball Coleman at Clare, 7:30 p.m. Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central at Sacred Heart, 7:30 p.m. ...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Mustangs have sights set on districts
Updated: 1/25/2014 4:59:35 PM EST

The Montabella girls basketball program is one that has been hampered by injuries in recent years, but it’s a resilient effort that is continuing to carry the team forward. Now passed the midway po...


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Prep Notebook: St. Louis girls prep for tough tests
Updated: 1/25/2014 4:57:06 PM EST

Top five boys’ games for the week of Jan. 27 Saginaw Nouvel (6-4) at Sacred Heart (6-1), Monday (7:30 p.m.) – This game marks the third consecutive non-conference game for Sacred Heart, which ...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Farwell tops Gladwin
Updated: 1/24/2014 10:34:35 PM EST

GLADWIN - Farwell's boys basketball team notched a win Friday as it topped Gladwin 49-48. Trent Marhofer had a double-double with 19 points, 11 rebounds and three steals. Dylan Brown added in 12 po...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Carson City-Crystal girls win rematch with Sacred Heart
Updated: 1/24/2014 1:00:36 AM EST

What a difference a month can make. Since suffering a 34-23 setback to Sacred Heart Academy back on Dec. 6, the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team has been on a tear, winning eight consecutive...


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PREP ROUNDUP: St. Louis girls improve to 11-1
Updated: 1/24/2014 1:02:33 AM EST

St. Louis’ girls basketball team used a 34-17 second-half run to top visiting Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary Thursday night. The Sharks (11-1, 8-0) fell behind 22-15 at the half but turned it aro...


Skiing

PREP SKIING: Zimmer wins slalom as Oilers place fourth and eighth in Cadillac
Updated: 1/23/2014 7:51:26 PM EST

CADILLAC – Mt. Pleasant’s ski teams competed at the eight-team Cadillac Invite Thursday with the girls landing fourth with 163 points and the boys landing eighth with 196. Brianna Zimmer won the slal...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Fulton holds on for big win over P-W
Updated: 1/22/2014 11:28:44 PM EST

The Fulton High School basketball programs have issued a pair of statements in the last 48 hours. It started Tuesday when the girls pulled off a 35-34 upset over previously undefeated Pewamo-Westpha...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Mt. Pleasant splits Saginaw Valley League duals
Updated: 1/22/2014 10:13:03 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School wrestling team split its home Saginaw Valley League double dual Wednesday as it topped Midland 67-10 and fell 52-21 to Bay City Western. Ryan Mack (103), Storme Hernandez...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Clare, Farwell both record Jack Pine Conference wins
Updated: 1/22/2014 10:05:02 PM EST

GLADWIN – The Clare High School boys basketball team picked up a 63-50 road win at Gladwin Wednesday night. The Pioneers (6-3, 4-2 JPC) led 16-10 through one quarter and 35-21 at halftime on the way ...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: St. Louis wins 2nd straight TVC West title
Updated: 1/22/2014 9:26:23 PM EST

In terms of starts it couldn’t have gone better for Ithaca. Yet, Wednesday’s Tri-Valley West Conference wrestling showdown between host St. Louis and visiting Ithaca turned out to be all about finish...


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PREP HOCKEY: Mt. Pleasant unable to keep up with Flint Powers
Updated: 1/22/2014 8:29:25 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School hockey team lost 13-4 Wednesday evening at Flint Powers. Mt. Pleasant (5-8-2) was led by Kaleb Ramon, who scored the first and second goals of his varsity career. Max Hee...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Vestaburg making noise led by double-double machine DeWayne McKinney
Updated: 1/22/2014 4:49:59 PM EST

The last time the Vestaburg High School boys basketball team took to the court, it built up a 42-2 lead at home over Ashley. That impressive display of basketball by the Wolverines, which ended in a ...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Fulton upsets Pewamo-Westphalia
Updated: 1/22/2014 12:35:40 PM EST

The Fulton High School girls basketball team upset previously undefeated Pewamo-Westphalia on Tuesday night by a 35-34 final. Trailing by two with nine seconds remaining, Connor Proctor sank a pair ...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Shepherd lets 12-point second half lead slip away in loss to Bullock Creek
Updated: 1/21/2014 10:32:26 PM EST

Everything was going swimmingly for the Shepherd High School boys basketball team with 5 minutes and 30 seconds remaining at home Tuesday night against Bullock Creek. To put it in perspective, the Bl...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Ithaca cruises past Breckenridge
Updated: 1/21/2014 10:28:08 PM EST

The Ithaca High School boys basketball team cruised to a 76-47 win over rival Breckenridge on Tuesday. The Yellowjackets (6-3, 3-3 TVC West) led 33-29 at halftime, but outscored the Huskies 19-3 in ...


Skiing

PREP SKIING: Oilers compete at Grayling Invite
Updated: 1/21/2014 7:18:59 PM EST

GRAYLING – The Mt. Pleasant girls ski team finished six Tuesday at the Grayling Invitational at Schuss Mountain. Chelsea Oullette finished 19th in the slalom and 28th in the giant slalom, while Chlo...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Ithaca picking up steam, readies for dual at St. Louis
Updated: 1/21/2014 5:30:11 PM EST

It might seem a bit early in the season to be handing out conference titles, but come 6 p.m. Wednesday night at St. Louis High School the Tri-Valley Conference West crown is there for the taking. As ...


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PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: AP state rankings for week of Jan. 21, 2014
Updated: 1/21/2014 12:42:33 PM EST

The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points for a first-place vote, 14 for second, etc.: Class A ...


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PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: AP state rankings for week of Jan. 21, 2014
Updated: 1/21/2014 12:34:05 PM EST

The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points for a first-place vote, 14 for second,etc.: Class A ...


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PREP BASKETBALL: Vestaburg, Carson City-Crystal girls both pick up wins
Updated: 1/20/2014 10:17:13 PM EST

The Vestaburg High School girls basketball team earned a 50-28 win over Bay City All Saints Monday night in non-conference action. Chelsea Grover scored 11 points to pace the Wolverines (5-7), while ...


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On Campus: A look at how former area prep standouts are doing at the collegiate level
Updated: 1/21/2014 3:12:19 PM EST

NOTE: We realize there are a lot of names missing. If you know of an athlete from our coverage area currently competing in a winter college sport, please email Nate Schneider at nschneider@michigannew...


Bowling

PREP BOWLING: MHSIBCA First Boys Rankings
Updated: 1/20/2014 1:29:42 PM EST

Michigan High School Interscholastic Bowling Coaches Association boys rankings: Division 4 1. Riverview Gabriel Richard 2. Hanover-Horton 3. Sandusky 4. Burton Bendle 5. St. L...


Bowling

PREP BOWLING: MHSIBCA First Girls Rankings
Updated: 1/20/2014 1:26:53 PM EST

Michigan High School Interscholastic Bowling Coaches Association girls rankings: Division 4 1. Vandercook Lake 2. Sandusky 3. Burton Bendle 4. Hanover-Horton 5. Ithaca 6....


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SATURDAY'S PREP ROUNDS: Mt. Pleasant hockey and SHA girls basketball fall; Ithaca bowling wins
Updated: 1/19/2014 5:32:28 PM EST

MIDLAND – Mt. Pleasant’s hockey team lost to the Tri-Valley Titans 4-3 on Saturday night in Midland. Zach Heeke, Tyler Jackson and Robert Backus had goals for the Oilers while Collin Lambert, Jackson...


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The week ahead for Jan. 20
Updated: 1/19/2014 2:56:39 PM EST

Monday, Jan. 20 Prep Competitive Cheer Chippewa Hills at Comstock Park, 6 p.m. Prep Boys Basketball Montabella at Evart, 7:30 p.m. Lake City at Harrison, 7:30 p.m. Pre...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Oilers claim Mancelona Invite
Updated: 1/18/2014 11:43:39 PM EST

MANCELONA – The Mt. Pleasant High School wrestling went a perfect 5-0 on Saturday at the Mancelona Invite, with head coach Pat Boyd earning his 500th win in the process. The Oilers (19-6) defeated E...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Aggies turn back Eagles
Updated: 1/18/2014 8:27:04 PM EST

The Beal City High School boys basketball team improved to 5-2 on the season with a 65-52 win over visiting Carson City-Crystal on Saturday. The Aggies took a 43-32 lead into halftime and held on fr...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Defense carrying Carson City-Crystal
Updated: 1/18/2014 7:02:15 PM EST

Defense has been the name of the game for the Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team this winter. And to say that head coach Larry Farmer’s 1-3-1 zone is stifling opponents would be an understate...


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Prep Notebook: Sacred Heart, Carson City-Crystal on collision course
Updated: 1/18/2014 5:22:25 PM EST

Top five boys’ games for the week of Jan. 20 Midland Bullock Creek (4-3) at Shepherd (3-5), Tuesday (7:30 p.m.) – This is an intriguing matchup, especially considering the fact that the...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Clare and Farwell have plenty of individual goals in 2014
Updated: 1/18/2014 4:49:12 PM EST

When the numbers don’t add up you have to change the goals. Over the past five years both the Clare and Farwell High School wrestling programs have had their share of success on an individual level. ...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Ithaca struggles to find its way in home loss to Michigan Lutheran Seminary
Updated: 1/17/2014 11:02:24 PM EST

Athleticism can only get you so far. It’s clear that the Ithaca High School boys basketball team has an abundance of very good athletes including three who are set to play collegiate football at eith...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Sacred Heart edges Montabella in overtime
Updated: 1/17/2014 10:57:21 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy girls basketball team pulled out a thrilling 45-44 overtime victory at Montabella on Friday evening. Despite leading 23-8 at halftime, the Irish (8-3, 4-0 MSAC) were outscor...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Oilers outlast Chargers for SVL win
Updated: 1/18/2014 5:47:17 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team picked up a 56-52 road win at Midland Dow to sweep the season series with the Chargers. The Oilers (6-2, 4-1 SVL) trailed 15-12 after the opening qu...


Hockey - Boys

PREP HOCKEY: Mt. Pleasant tops Flushing
Updated: 1/17/2014 10:51:41 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School hockey team improved to 5-7-2 overall as it beat Flushing 6-1 at home Friday. Robert Backus recorded a hat trick for the Oilers while Zach Heeke, Alex Dickinson and Max H...


Baseball

PREP BASEBALL: Alma's Minnick signs with Muskegon CC
Updated: 1/17/2014 6:51:41 PM EST

Alma High School senior catcher Tyler Minnick signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Muskegon Community College. ...


Competitive Cheerleading

PREP COMPETITIVE CHEER: Former powerhouse Breckenridge flying high again after five-year absence
Updated: 1/18/2014 5:45:31 PM EST

From 2000 through 2007, Breckenridge High School was the prominent competitive cheer powerhouse in the entire state. The Huskies won a state title in seven out of those eight years and finished secon...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Vestaburg builds 42-2 advantage en route to rout over Ashley
Updated: 1/16/2014 10:36:55 PM EST

The points began to rack up in a hurry for Vestaburg. First was a Jared Hilden 3-pointer, followed by a bucket inside from double-double machine DeWayne McKinney. Hilden proceeded to drain another ...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL ROUND-UP: Clare, St. Louis, Chip Hills all notch wins
Updated: 1/16/2014 10:25:08 PM EST

ROSCOMMON – Clare’s girls team improved to 9-1 overall and to 7-0 in JPC action Thursday as it beat host Roscommon 56-29. Lindsay Winter had 24 points with Corinne Wezensky adding in 10, Lexi Harton ...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL ROUND-UP: SHA, Carson City on collision course in MSAC
Updated: 1/16/2014 10:20:40 PM EST

Carson City’s boys basketball team topped Coleman 49-38 Thursday via a 18-9 third-quarter run. Rhett Pringle had 13 points while Kyler Simmon had 11 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Arron Ha...


Skiing

PREP SKIING: Oilers lose to Clare at SnowSnake in Harrison
Updated: 1/16/2014 6:51:41 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant’s ski teams lost to Clare at SnowSnake Thursday as the boys lost by five (60-65) and the girls by six (40-46). Brianna Zimmer won the slalom and giant slalom for the Oiler girls while Ch...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: MichiganGrappler.com Week 6 Individual Rankings
Updated: 1/16/2014 4:32:19 PM EST

MichiganGrappler.com Week 6 Individual Rankings Division 3 103 1. Tristan Serbus (Corunna), So. 2. Brendan Abrigo (Manchester), Jr. 3. Jared Hassenaur (Armada), So. 4. Trevor O'...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: MichiganGrappler.com Week 6 Team Rankings
Updated: 1/16/2014 4:10:48 PM EST

MichiganGrappler.com Week 6 Team Rankings Division 3 1. Dundee 2. Richmond 3. Allegan 4. Grand Rapids CC 5. Swan Valley 6. Birch Run 7. Manchester 8. Remus Chippewa Hills ...


Hockey - Boys

PREP HOCKEY: Midland tops Mt. Pleasant 5-2
Updated: 1/16/2014 2:11:43 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High hockey team lost to Midland at home Wednesday by a final of 5-2. Bryce Bolles and Zach Heeke had goals for the Oilers while Drew Dickinson, Caleb Raymond and Robert Backus had a...


Basketball - Girls

PREP BASKETBALL ROUND-UP: Shepherd girls and boys top Chesaning
Updated: 1/15/2014 10:16:16 PM EST

CHESANING - The Shepherd girls basketball team picked up a conference win Wednesday as it beat host Chesaning 36-33. The Bluejays (4-6, 2-4) took an 18-8 lead into the half and had to hold on as Ches...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING ROUND-UP: Clare tops Houghton Lake
Updated: 1/15/2014 10:06:27 PM EST

The Clare High School wrestling team evened its Jack Pine Conference dual meet record to 1-1 on Wednesday night as it defeated visiting Houghton Lake 52-24. The Pioneers won nine of the 14 bouts on t...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: St. Louis eyeing first conference title since 2000
Updated: 1/15/2014 4:52:06 PM EST

The return of Walter Berry has brought more than just a familiar face back to the basketball court at St. Louis High School. After taking a year off for the birth of his child, Berry returned this w...


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JIM LAHDE: Fulton administration gives school self-inflicted black eye
Updated: 1/15/2014 7:53:17 PM EST

A Board of Education meeting turned Kangaroo court is what it was and a black eye to the community is what it has become. On Monday night Fulton Schools held a Board of Education meeting in the media...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Pioneers edge Irish in well-rounded effort
Updated: 1/14/2014 10:25:28 PM EST

It was a well-rounded effort that led the Clare High School girls basketball team to one of its most impressive wins to date Tuesday. Hosting Sacred Heart Academy, the Pioneers registered an impress...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Farwell squeaks by Vestaburg, 54-52
Updated: 1/14/2014 10:41:10 PM EST

The Farwell boys improved 4-2 overall Tuesday as they eked by host Vestaburg 54-52 on the road. Walter Mosby had 20 points, five boards, three steals and three assists for the Eagles while Robinson h...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Beal City tops Marion
Updated: 1/14/2014 10:07:29 PM EST

Beal City 56, Marion 30 The Beal City girls basketball team took on Marion in a Highland Conference showdown Tuesday and emerged victorious 56-30. Addie Schumacher paved the way for the Aggi...


Skiing

PREP SKIING: Oilers fall to Clare at SnowSnake
Updated: 1/14/2014 8:14:19 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant ski teams lost to Clare on Tuesday at SnowSnake as the girls fell by a final of 49-39 and the boys by a final of 60-57. Brianna Zimmer won the slalom for the Oiler girls while Jordan...


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Fulton to keep Winkler on as baseball coach, football future a bit cloudy
Updated: 1/14/2014 5:39:19 PM EST

On Monday night John Winkler’s coaching future was up for a vote. The longtime Fulton football and baseball coach faced potential firing during an emotional 90-minute Board of Education meeting, but...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Chippewa Hills riding high after one of biggest wins in school history
Updated: 1/14/2014 4:52:17 PM EST

By NATE SCHNEIDER @natejschneider After a couple Central State Activities Association losses early in the season, the Chippewa Hills High School girls basketball team was in need of a big win to get...


Basketball - Boys

Prep Boys Basketball Rankings
Updated: 1/14/2014 11:36:59 AM EST

Here are the first AP boys state basketball rankings. Please feel free to post them to your sites. I also included the latest state hockey rankings. Enjoy. BOYS BASKETBALL The top 10 teams in th...


Basketball - Girls

Prep Girls Basketball Rankings
Updated: 1/14/2014 11:30:15 AM EST

Here are the AP girls basketball rankings for you to post to your MIPrepZones. The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals a...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Chippewa Hills holds on for win over ninth-ranked Morley-Stanwood
Updated: 1/13/2014 11:10:49 PM EST

Down 5-0 just one minute into Monday night’s contest, Chippewa Hills girls basketball coach Lenny Starck took a timeout. Whether it was just a quick refresher on attention to detail or just a chance ...


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PREP ROUNDUP: Goenner scores 22 as Irish best Pioneers
Updated: 1/13/2014 11:13:12 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy boys basketball team collected a 57-45 win over visiting Clare on Monday. The Irish (5-1) took a commanding 22-7 lead after the first quarter and carried a 31-18 lead at hal...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BASKETBALL: Farwell turning some heads so far in 2013-14
Updated: 1/14/2014 9:25:02 PM EST

If you’ve put in enough time working inside a news department you come to know trends within communities that you cover. For example, here at The Morning Sun, it’s understood that there are certain a...


Hockey - Boys

PREP HOCKEY: Mt. Pleasant's Heeke nets four goals in Oiler win
Updated: 1/12/2014 3:17:54 PM EST

GLADWIN – The Mt. Pleasant High School hockey team won its third game in a row Saturday night as it topped the host Mid-Michigan Storm 4-1 on the road. Zach Heeke netted all four goals for the Oilers...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Sharks take second at Gladwin
Updated: 1/11/2014 8:38:36 PM EST

GLADWIN - The St. Louis High School wrestling team took home a second-place finish at the Gladwin team duals event Saturday afternoon. The Sharks (12-1) went 4-1 on the day with wins over Bay City J...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Carson City back on the map, looking to soar in 2014
Updated: 1/11/2014 5:44:41 PM EST

One year ago Kacy Datema put Carson City-Crystal wrestling back on the map and now it looks like it’s going to stay there for the foreseeable future. From 2000 through 2002 the Eagles were one of the...


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The week ahead for Jan. 13
Updated: 1/11/2014 7:00:43 PM EST

Monday, Jan. 13 Prep Boys Basketball Ashley at Breckenridge, 7:30 p.m. Clare at Sacred Heart, 7:30 p.m. St. Louis at Coleman, 7:30 p.m. Prep Girls Basketball Farwell at Ve...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Huskies off to strong start
Updated: 1/11/2014 4:50:22 PM EST

With the girls basketball season now more than a month old, one of the many local teams to get out to a strong start has been Breckenridge. Despite dropping games this week to rival St. Louis and ...


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Prep Notebook: Sacred Heart, Clare set to dual
Updated: 1/11/2014 4:46:43 PM EST

Top five boys’ games for the week of Jan. 13 Clare (4-2) at Sacred Heart (4-1), Monday (7:30 p.m.) – This wasn’t much of a game last year with Sacred Heart rolling at Clare, but the Pioneers w...


Competitive Cheerleading

PREP COMPETITIVE CHEER: Oiler Invite a success for Mt. Pleasant as it takes second out of eight
Updated: 1/11/2014 5:41:37 PM EST

A quick look at the competitive cheer tournament results archive at MHSAA.com gives a good indication of the strong state the Mt. Pleasant High School program has been at over the past decade. Since ...


Cross Country

PREP CROSS COUNTRY: Breckenridge's Olling named Gatorade Michigan Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year
Updated: 1/11/2014 2:40:16 PM EST

Breckenridge High School senior Kirsten Olling was named Gatorade Michigan Girls Cross Country Runner of the Year for the 2013-14 school year Wednesday. The Gatorade Company announced the honor in co...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Carson City-Crystal wins defensive battle with Montabella
Updated: 1/10/2014 11:33:34 PM EST

Points came at a premium Friday evening at Carson City in girls basketball action. Hosting Montabella in a Mid-State Activities Conference clash, the Eagles utilized a suffocating defensive effort ...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Shepherd nets first win, tops Ovid-Elsie
Updated: 1/10/2014 10:59:29 PM EST

Defensive adjustments propelled the Shepherd Bluejays to their first win of the season against the Ovid-Elsie Marauders, 42-28, at home on Friday night. Shepherd (1-4, 1-2), which was coming off an...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Third-ranked Sacred Heart cruises to MSAC win over Vestaburg
Updated: 1/10/2014 11:48:49 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy girls basketball team earned a 59-22 home win Friday night over Vestaburg in Mid-State Activities Conference action. Sacred Heart (7-2, 3-0) secured a 28-10 halftime lead and...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: St. Louis rides strong first quarter to decisive win over Merrill
Updated: 1/10/2014 11:50:18 PM EST

MERRILL – The St. Louis High School boys basketball team used a big first quarter to roll to a 75-34 win Friday night over host Merrill. St. Louis (3-3) scored 26 points in the first quarter and outs...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Sister act: Seeley sisters shine for Alma
Updated: 1/13/2014 4:38:57 PM EST

For Alma High School senior Maddy Seeley, basketball just comes naturally. A 2013 Class B honorable mention All-Stater, Seeley arrived on the local basketball scene her freshman season when she was m...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Beal City dominates in win over McBain NMC
Updated: 1/9/2014 11:22:53 PM EST

The Beal City High School boys basketball team rolled past McBain Northern Michigan Christian Thursday night by a count of 70-27. Beal City (2-2, 1-1 Highland Conference) jumped out to a 20-5 lead th...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: St. Louis gives up only eight points as it cruises to win over Merrill
Updated: 1/9/2014 11:17:09 PM EST

The St. Louis High School girls basketball team, ranked 10th in Class C, turned up its defense Thursday night for a 32-8 victory over Merrill. St. Louis led 14-3 at halftime and did not give up any p...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Oilers rebound with big win over Dow
Updated: 1/9/2014 10:58:46 PM EST

Coming off a 25-point loss to Holland this past Saturday, the Mt. Pleasant boys basketball team had two ways of approaching Thursday’s contest against Midland Dow. The Oilers could come out and lay t...


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PREP BOYS SWIMMING: Alma wins one, loses one
Updated: 1/9/2014 10:57:22 PM EST

The Alma boys swimming team went 1-1 in its double dual with Ovid-Elsie and Bay City John Glenn Thursday as it fell to John Glenn 118-65 and beat OE 105-68. Brevan Bender won the 100 butterfly (57.6)...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Clare girls close first half strong, top Farwell in JPC action
Updated: 1/9/2014 10:42:06 PM EST

Until someone knocks Clare from the top of the hill it will remain there. Remain there it did Thursday night in Jack Pine Conference action from Farwell High School as the Clare girls basketball team...


Skiing

PREP SKIING: Mt. Pleasant boys, girls take second in first conference meet
Updated: 1/9/2014 8:44:28 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School boys ski team finished second Thursday at SnowSnake in the first conference meet of the season, finishing with 57 points. Clare won with 39 points. Mitch Merrihew was fif...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: MichiganGrappler.com Week 5 Team Rankings
Updated: 1/9/2014 12:11:52 PM EST

MichiganGrappler.com Week 5 Team Rankings Division 3 1. Richmond 2. Dundee 3. Allegan 4. Grand Rapids CC 5. Saginaw Swan Valley 6. Birch Run 7. Manchester 8. Remus Chippewa...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Alma outruns Shepherd in rivalry game
Updated: 1/8/2014 10:30:27 PM EST

The Alma Panthers used a strong second half to win a physical battle against rival Shepherd Wednesday, winning 60-55. The Panthers (2-3) outscored their U.S.127 rivals 32-28 in the second half while...


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PREP ROUNDUP: Alma's Seeley pours in 38 in win over Shepherd
Updated: 1/10/2014 2:03:03 PM EST

Alma High School senior Maddy Seeley scored 38 points on Wednesday evening in leading the host Panthers past Shepherd 52-48. Alma (3-3, 2-1) reeled off an 18-10 run in the final stanza, completed by ...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: St. Louis cruises past rival Breckenridge
Updated: 1/8/2014 9:45:54 PM EST

The high school girls basketball is just a little more than a month old, and one area team has emerged as a surprise favorite in the Tri-Valley Conference West. After checking in at a tie for ninth p...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Clare eyeing another postseason run
Updated: 1/8/2014 9:46:06 PM EST

It was just two years ago that the Clare High School boys basketball team was celebrating a record-breaking season. As the most-accomplished team in program history, the Pioneers closed out the 2011-...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: MichiganGrappler.com Week 5 Individual Rankings
Updated: 1/8/2014 11:58:33 AM EST

MichiganGrappler.com Week 5 Individual Rankings Division 3 103 1 Tristan Serbus (Corunna), So. 2 Brendan Abrigo (Manchester), Jr. 3 Jared Hassenaur (Armada), So. 4 Trevor O'Conno...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Week 1 AP State Poll
Updated: 1/7/2014 12:42:12 PM EST

The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based on 15 points for a first-place vote, 14 for second,etc.: Class A ...


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The week ahead for Jan. 6
Updated: 1/5/2014 1:59:51 PM EST

Monday, Jan. 6 Prep Girls Basketball Portland St. Patrick at Ashley, 7:30 p.m. Big Rapids at Chippewa Hills, 7 p.m. Prep Boys Basketball Butternut Homeschool at Montabella, ...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Carson City-Crystal, St. Louis capture home invites
Updated: 1/4/2014 8:05:46 PM EST

The Carson City High School wrestling team improved to 12-0 in dual meets Saturday as it went 5-0 at its own invite. The Eagles, who are ranked fifth in Division 4, topped second-ranked Hesperia 37-...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Mt. Pleasant falls at Holland
Updated: 1/4/2014 7:59:24 PM EST

HOLLAND – Mt. Pleasant’s boys basketball team didn’t show up with its ‘A’ game Saturday and as a result lost to Holland 65-41 in the championship game of the Hope College Invite. The Oilers (4-1) fel...


Competitive Cheerleading

PREP CHEER: Breckenridge takes second at Merrill
Updated: 1/4/2014 7:59:41 PM EST

MERRILL- The Breckenridge High School competitive cheer team finished second at a meet hosted Merrill on Saturday. The hosts won the event with an overall score of 746.48, while the Huskies finished ...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Shepherd has new coach, new goals in 2013-14
Updated: 1/4/2014 5:19:55 PM EST

B.J. Tomanek is well aware of where Shepherd High School wrestling has been in the past. In fact, he was part of it all. Tomanek was an assistant coach for the Bluejays from 1999 through 2005 under ...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Clare rallies in non-conference win over Beal City
Updated: 1/4/2014 5:20:42 PM EST

In what was a game of spurts, the Clare High School boys basketball team found a way to persevere Friday night. Hosting Beal City in a non-conference tilt, the Pioneers captured a 65-69 victory, than...


Basketball - Girls

PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: SHA tops Gaylord St. Mary's Friday night.
Updated: 1/4/2014 5:21:01 PM EST

GAYLORD – Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart girls basketball team improved to 7-1 on the Friday as it topped host Gaylord St. Mary’s 36-24 on the road. The Irish used a 13-4 run in the fourth to seal the dea...


Basketball - Boys

PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Alma gets first win at buzzer
Updated: 1/4/2014 5:21:14 PM EST

IONIA - The Alma High School boys basketball team secured its first win of the season Friday in dramatic fashion with a 58-57 victory at Ionia. Trailing 57-56 with 11 seconds remaining in the contest...


Wrestling

PREP WRESTLING: Mt. Pleasant has tough road to hold in 2013-14
Updated: 1/3/2014 10:40:11 PM EST

You can talk about the luck of the draw, but in this instance luck has got absolutely nothing to do with it. Rather lack of luck perhaps is a better description. On paper the 2013-14 Mt. Pleasant Hi...



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