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Cool, calm and collected: Ithaca doesn't panic, comes back to win state title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/28/2015 2:01:45 AM EST

DETROIT – There's something to be said about having been there and done that. And when it comes to high school football in the state of Michigan, no team has been there and done that more often in r...


Peak performance: Ithaca finishes "The Climb" in comeback fashion, winning fifth state title in six years WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/27/2015 11:34:37 PM EST

DETROIT – Ithaca’s theme this season was “The Climb”, which made Friday evening’s comeback in the Division 6 state championship game even more fitting. Ithaca rallied from a 13-point deficit at Ford ...


Buczkowski, Wixson notch first-team All-State honors in D3-4
Updated: 11/27/2015 12:52:50 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant senior linebacker Hunter Buczkowski and Chippewa Hills senior defensive back John Wixson were both named to the Division 3-4 All-State first-team Friday. Buczkowski had a dominating seni...


Ithaca gears up for state-title rematch against Sexton-led Clinton WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/26/2015 3:06:17 PM EST

When preparing to take on Sanford Meridian in the Div. 6 district finals, Ithaca head coach Terry Hessbrook described the Mustangs as being the fastest team his Yellowjackets had faced since Clinton i...


Hometown Heroes: Ithaca's success stems from team-first approach WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/25/2015 5:03:25 PM EST

They check their egos at the door and leave them there. In high school football certain positions are given more love than others, particularly by the media which substantiates success by the amount ...


Demenov, Loomis head Division 5-6 All-State team WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/25/2015 5:12:31 PM EST

The Division 5-6 All-State football team was released by the Associated Press on Wednesday morning and nine mid-Michigan players were named to it. Ithaca senior linebacker Jace Demenov and senior lin...


Documentary on powerhouse Ithaca football program being created by CMU grad student Mason Flick WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/26/2015 3:15:21 PM EST

Mason Flick has had the cameras rolling every step of the way as Ithaca football carved its path to Ford Field for a sixth straight season. Flick, a Central Michigan graduate student in the School of...


Division 7-8 All-State team announced WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/25/2015 2:15:31 PM EST

The Division 7-8 All-State football team was released by the Associated Press on Tuesday morning and numerous mid-Michigan players earned honors. Beal City senior running back Chase Rollin earned fir...

Basketball - Girls

Bob's back: Life-threatening offseason can't keep Ithaca's Bob Anderson off the court WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/22/2015 4:07:53 AM EST

Bob Anderson will be coaching high school basketball in 2015-16. If you’re not familiar with Anderson, this is nothing new. The man has been coaching basketball in some capacity for a long, long tim...


Ford focus: Ithaca grinds out D6 semifinals victory over TC St. Francis, headed to Ford Field for sixth straight year WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/24/2015 7:18:37 PM EST

The yearly tradition of Ithaca football spending the day after Thanksgiving at Ford Field continues. For a sixth consecutive season, the Yellowjackets have qualified for the MHSAA Division 6 football...


Happy Returns: DeMull leads Jackets back to Ford Field WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/21/2015 7:25:15 PM EST

He did it again. For the second consecutive week Ithaca High School senior Spence DeMull turned in a grand performance as he helped top-ranked and unbeaten Ithaca (13-0) top top-ranked and previously...


One vs. One: Top-ranked Ithaca gears up for top-ranked St. Francis in semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/20/2015 7:31:47 PM EST

Another week, another Ithaca win, another Morning Sun playoff preview. What's new. Yellowjackets fans have seen this article before. Some variation of it has come out in our publication every singl...

Competitive Cheerleading

High-flying Huskies: Breckenridge sets sights on second straight D4 state championship in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/20/2015 8:09:15 PM EST

Breckenridge competitive cheer is like the rug that ties the room together. Without the Huskes in the mix at the Division 4 state finals for five years running, everything seemed a little off. When ...


Leland bounces SHA in Class D quarterfinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/18/2015 12:53:43 AM EST

BUCKLEY – They had to win the first set, it’s just that simple. A first-set win would have been a huge confidence boost for an underdog. A first-set win would have also planted doubt in the psyche o...


Updated: 11/16/2015 8:18:41 PM EST

MHSAA football state playoff pairings (Click the blue links for game stories) All games Saturday at 1 p.m. DIVISION 1 Semifinals Grand Ledge (12-0) vs. Romeo (11-1) at Bright...

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