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No tears: Jays give defending state champions all they can handle WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/16/2017 6:02:51 PM EST

EAST LANSING Ė The sky cried but Shepherd didn't. In the immediate moments following Friday's Division 3 MHSAA state semifinal between Shepherd and two-time defending state champion Monroe St. Mary'...


Softball

Opening inning dooms Coleman in D4 state semifinals loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/16/2017 4:39:17 PM EST

EAST LANSING Ė Coleman softball head coach Chad Klopf pinpointed one specific key Thursday afternoon, the day before his Comets would be taking on Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the Division 4 state semifin...


Softball

Coleman meets Ottawa Lake Whiteford in D4 state semifinals battle between programs full of underclassmen
Updated: 6/15/2017 4:11:53 PM EST

Age is only a number. When Coleman meets Ottawa Late Whiteford Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Division 4 state semifinals at Michigan State University's Secchia Softball Stadium, the two rosters will sh...


Track And Field

Local trio to compete in New Balance Nationals this weekend
Updated: 6/15/2017 3:35:34 PM EST

Three mid-Michigan track and field stars will be competing in the 2017 New Balance National Outdoors meet in Greensboro, N.C., this weekend. Ithaca sophomore throwers Alex VanDeWeghe and Baylee Chaff...


Softball

Jays ready for defending champs, looking to advance to D3 state final
Updated: 6/15/2017 2:47:34 PM EST

The only way through is through. Over the course of the last week the Shepherd High School softball program has put together one of the best runs in the state of Michigan. Last Saturday the Jays ...


Baseball

Mount Pleasant shortstop Obie Ricumstrict selected by Texas Rangers in 11th round of MLB Draft WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/14/2017 1:29:41 PM EST

Mount Pleasant High School senior Obie Ricumstrict was selected by the Texas Rangers with the 344th pick in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday afternoon. Ricumstrict was comm...


Softball

Coleman conquers Holton, advances to D4 state semifinals for first time since 2005 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/13/2017 9:31:24 PM EST

GREENVILLE - Win the day. It was the motto for the 2016 Coleman softball team, a juggernaut squad ranked No. 1 for much of the season and an all-time great offense in MHSAA history. After the Comets...


Softball

Peska Perfect: Shepherd junior tosses perfect game, leads Jays to D3 quarterfinal victory WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/13/2017 7:13:16 PM EST

UNIVERSITY CENTER Ė Pucker up for some Peska perfection. On Tuesday afternoon from the campus of Saginaw Valley State University Shepherd High School junior Haley Peska tossed the first perfect game...


Softball

Fifth-ranked Coleman, sixth-ranked Holton meet in D4 quarterfinals for third straight year WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/12/2017 4:33:35 PM EST

A dream shared last year by three Coleman softball coaches about playing a game the following season at Saginaw Valley State was apparently a false prophecy. But nonetheless, the Comets' dream of adv...


Softball

Jays gear up for rematch vs. Millington in D3 quarterfinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/12/2017 2:42:32 PM EST

Itís clichť. Good pitching beats good hitting every time, right? Well, there are instances where this long-standing belief doesnít hold up. For instance, on Saturday from Clareís Brookwood Athle...


Softball

Beal City loses back-and-forth thriller to Holton in D4 regional final WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2017 11:16:19 PM EST

It was a wildly entertaining softball game, although certainly stressful for all involved. And for Beal City, it ended in agonizing fashion. The host Aggies allowed three runs in the bottom of the s...


Baseball

Beal City comeback attempt thwarted in D4 regional final loss to third-ranked MCC WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2017 10:42:43 PM EST

Back in November of 2009, the Beal City football team played a classic state semifinal game against Muskegon Catholic Central. The Aggies used a stout defensive approach to hold the Crusaders to one ...


Softball

Coleman wins third straight D4 regional title, Montabella loses heartbreaker in semifinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2017 10:06:41 PM EST

Third time's the charm? Coleman softball won a third consecutive Division 4 regional title Saturday at Sacred Heart, while it will now once again face the same program in Holton in quarterfinals that...


Baseball

Breckenridge unable to find more rally magic, falls to Bay City All Saints in D4 regional semifinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2017 8:39:11 PM EST

The rally caps for Breckenridge could not produce magic for a second weekend in a row. After a pair of comeback wins from steep deficits a weekend ago in their Division 4 district at Merrill, the Hus...


Baseball

Panthers fall to Bay City John Glenn in regional title tilt WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2017 8:21:56 PM EST

CLIO Ė The Alma High School baseball team closed the season out Saturday in Division 2 regional action from Clio High School. The Panthers (26-11) opened with a 10-8 win over rival Swan Valley in th...


Softball

Chippewa Hills no-hit by third-ranked Escanaba in D2 regional semifinals
Updated: 6/10/2017 7:46:05 PM EST

CADILLAC - The Chippewa Hills High School softball team did not record a hit Saturday morning in a 2-0 loss to third-ranked Escanaba in a Division 2 regional semifinal hosted by Cadillac. Kathleen R...


Golf - Boys

Jays card 13th-place at D3 golf state finals
Updated: 6/10/2017 7:19:51 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS Ė The Shepherd High School boys golf team finished 13th at the Division 3 state finals Saturday as it finished with a two-day score of 727 (355-372) from Katke Golf Course. Jackson Lumen ...


Softball

Jays ride the rails, advance to second-straight D3 quarterfinal WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2017 6:57:04 PM EST

Talk about drama? Saturday's Division 3 softball regional final from Clare's Brookwood Athletic Complex had more ups and downs and twists and turns than several rides at Cedar Point. As it was the...


Baseball

Sharks show some moxie, fall late to Pinconning WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2017 5:43:55 PM EST

The first pitch of the game was belted to the wall in center field for a double. A walk followed by three-straight RBI hits made it 3-0 before the second out of the first inning was even recorded. ...


Baseball

Host Pioneers bounced by Hemlock in D3 regional semifinal WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2017 5:08:25 PM EST

Having home-field advantage is one thing but in order to keep it you need to play the game clean. The Clare High School baseball team had the former and didn't do the latter Saturday during Division...


Golf - Boys

Jays in 13th place after opening round of D3 state finals
Updated: 6/9/2017 5:14:35 PM EST

By Jim Lahde jlahde@michigannewspapers.com @jimlahde on Twitter BIG RAPIDS - The Shepherd High School boys golf team posted a team score of 355 in the opening round of the Division 3 state finals...


Track And Field

Foster, Allen and Staley to represent Team Michigan at Midwest Meet of Champions
Updated: 6/9/2017 2:51:41 PM EST

Three mid-Michigan track and field stars will be competing in the Midwest Meet of Champions on Saturday on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware, Ohio. Ithaca seniors Emily Foster and Courtney All...


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Prep Baseball/Softball Regional Draws
Updated: 6/6/2017 2:28:29 PM EST

MHSAA Baseball Regionals All Games Saturday, June 10 Division 2 (At Clio High School) G1: Birch Run vs. Bay City John Glenn, 10 a.m. G2: Alma vs. Swan Valley, no...


Track And Field

Lady Jays set MHSAA state finals record, lead lengthy list of state champs and All-Staters
Updated: 6/4/2017 4:23:29 PM EST

It was quite the day at the races for mid-Michigan track and field athletes. As it was five student-athletes or teams of student-athletes won state titles Saturday at the MHSAA state finals by finis...


Softball

Shepherd uses trio of home runs to win fourth straight D3 district title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/3/2017 11:52:05 PM EST

The Shepherd High School softball team hit three home runs in the Division 4 district title game at St. Louis Saturday afternoon, beating the host Sharks by an 8-5 final. The Bluejays topped Carson Ci...


Softball

Liz Powell strikes out 16 as Beal City shuts out Marion to win district title
Updated: 6/3/2017 11:21:26 PM EST

EVART - The Beal City High School softball team defeated Big Rapids Crossroads Academy 19-1 in the Division 4 district semifinals at Evart Saturday, while it proceeded to shut out Marion 7-0 in the ti...


Softball

Fifth-ranked Coleman wins third consecutive Division 4 district title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/3/2017 11:05:05 PM EST

Fifth-ranked Coleman prevailed Saturday in what amounted to a glorified Mid-State Activities Tournament that coupled as a Division 4 district. The Comets (32-6) defeated Sacred Heart 6-1 in the semif...


Baseball

Breckenridge overcomes six-run deficit, scores 14 unanswered runs to defeat Coleman in D4 district final WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/3/2017 10:20:42 PM EST

The Breckenridge High School baseball team scored 14 unanswered runs Saturday afternoon to outlast Mid-State Activities Conference foe Coleman by a score of 16-8 in a Division 4 district title game ho...


Baseball

Clare wins first district since 2015, advances to home D3 regional WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/3/2017 9:40:07 PM EST

SANFORD Ė Clare's High School baseball team won a nail biter Saturday in its Division 3 district final against conference rival Beaverton from Sanford-Meridian High School. The Pioneers (30-4-1) eke...


Softball

Chippewa Hills wins D2 district title on RBI single by Breanna Eldred
Updated: 6/3/2017 9:31:24 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School softball team won a Division 2 district title on its home field Saturday, besting Big Rapids 8-3 in the semifinals and Whitehall 3-2 in the championship game. Sadie Met...


Baseball

Panthers prowl to D2 district title, advance to Clio regional WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/3/2017 9:18:38 PM EST

PORTLAND Ė Alma's baseball team won its first district title since 2001 Saturday as the Panthers went 2-0 at the Division 2 Portland district. The Panthers (23-10) opened with a 4-0 shutout win over...


Baseball

St. Louis wins D3 district title at home via hot-hitting, power-pitching combo WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/3/2017 8:58:35 PM EST

Rollie Carman is not short on wins during his prep baseball career. The St. Louis High School varsity baseball coach has been at the helm since 2014, while he coached the previous eight years at Itha...


Baseball

Oilers can't catch a break, drop heartbreaker to Midland 3-2 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/3/2017 8:32:07 PM EST

BAY CITY Ė Ever get the feeling you've been cheated? On Saturday afternoon the Mt. Pleasant High School baseball team closed the 2017 season out with a 3-2 district semifinal loss to Saginaw Valley ...


Softball

Montabella claims first district title since 2007 as it mercies Vestaburg
Updated: 6/3/2017 8:01:07 PM EST

The Montabella High School softball team won its first district title since 2007 Saturday as it downed host Fulton 5-4 in eight innings and Vestaburg 15-4 in six innings. "It always feels good to go...


Soccer - Girls

Mount Pleasant falls to Cadillac in Division 2 district final
Updated: 6/3/2017 6:38:27 PM EST

The Mount Pleasant girls soccer team lost to Cadillac by a count of 1-0 in a Division 2 district final at Community Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon. The Oilers finish their season with a 10-8-2 r...


Baseball

Aggies outscore opponents 34-0, toss two no-hitters en route to district title
Updated: 6/3/2017 5:54:23 PM EST

EVART Ė The Beal City baseball program ran its winning streak to 17 games and counting Saturday as it wrapped up a Division 4 district title at Evart High School. The Aggies (24-9) lambasted Big Rap...


Softball

Seven-run second dooms Oilers in D1 district semifinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/3/2017 5:10:19 PM EST

BAY CITY Ė They shared the Saginaw Valley League regular-season title in 2017. Yet, once the MHSAA state tournament starts, any thoughts of sharing go straight out the window. On Saturday afternoo...


Softball

Restocked and reloaded: Fifth-ranked Coleman again a D4 contender after back-to-back quarterfinals appearances
Updated: 6/1/2017 9:10:01 PM EST

Coleman softball mashed the competition in 2015 and 2016. During that two-year stretch, the Comets won 68 of their 77 games and quite often in routs with a lineup that was a nightmare for the opposit...


Soccer - Girls

Oilers advance to Saturday's D2 district finale WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/1/2017 9:08:18 PM EST

When you control time of possession 90 percent of the time you're going to win the game 99 times out of 100. On Thursday afternoon from Community Memorial Stadium the Mt. Pleasant girls soccer team ...


Golf - Boys

Shepherd golf wins regional title, advances to D3 finals
Updated: 5/31/2017 8:56:33 PM EST

FRANKENMUTH - The Shepherd High School boys golf team claimed a regional championship Wednesday at The Fortress Golf Course in Frankenmuth. As it was the Jays, who won the TVC Central title last week...


Softball

Hunger games: Mt. Pleasant senior Allison Conway's RBI single sends top-ranked Swan Valley to first loss all season WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/31/2017 8:51:48 PM EST

Allison Conway evidently did not need the extra boost of a sandwich from Firehouse Subs to play the role of hero Wednesday afternoon. The Mount Pleasant senior shortstop provided the game-tying and g...


Baseball

Mid-State Monstrosity: Breckenridge boys continue to rule MSAC
Updated: 5/31/2017 1:31:41 PM EST

One year ago, the town of Breckenridge was disgruntled about another year of sub-par sports teams that just didnít seem to get the job done in the Tri-Valley Conferenceís West division. Sebastian S...


Track And Field

High Flyer: Staley sets new standard in pole vault WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/30/2017 10:46:51 PM EST

One year ago she played a role in helping the Pioneers win the Division 3 MITCA track and field state championship. One week after Clare won the team title in 2016 she won the Division 3 MHSAA state...


Baseball

Chippewa Hills overcomes five-run deficit to win pre-district game
Updated: 5/30/2017 8:34:45 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School baseball team rallied from five runs down Tuesday on its home field as it downed Ludington by a count of 8-5 in Division 2 pre-district action. After trailing 5-0 in th...


Baseball

Mount Pleasant unable to rally in completion of suspended game at Dow, Midland wins SVL title outright WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/30/2017 7:56:27 PM EST

MIDLAND - The Mount Pleasant High School baseball team could not muster a comeback Tuesday afternoon at Midland Dow in the completion of a game suspended due to darkness April 27, falling 6-1 in its r...


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Prep Baseball/Softball District Draws
Updated: 5/30/2017 3:12:07 PM EST

MHSAA Prep Baseball Districts Division 1 (At Bay City Central) Tuesday, May 30 G1: Bay City Central vs. Bay City Western, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3 G2: ...


Track And Field

Alma College to host Mid-Michigan Meet of Champions Tuesday
Updated: 5/29/2017 3:11:04 PM EST

The final week of the 2017 prep track and field season is upon us. On Saturday the Michigan High School Athletic Association will play host to its lower peninsula finals at various venues across the...


Track And Field

State champs: Pioneer boys win D3 MITCA state crown
Updated: 5/27/2017 6:15:15 PM EST

The top-ranked Division 3 boys track and field team in the state of Michigan lived up to its billing on Saturday afternoon. As it was the Clare High School boys track team won the Division 3 Michiga...


Baseball

Jarrett Hovey keeps Mount Pleasant tied atop SVL standings with extra-inning game-winning suicide squeeze bunt WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/25/2017 10:21:24 PM EST

When a game is on the line, some coaches are afraid to take chances and instead go by the book hoping for the best. Mount Pleasant varsity baseball coach Luke Epple isn't one of your run-of-the-mill ...


Softball

Oilers seal the deal, claim first SVL regular-season title since 2010
Updated: 5/25/2017 8:47:04 PM EST

FLINT Ė Mt. Pleasant's softball team won a share of its first regular-season league title since 2010 on Thursday afternoon as the Oilers swept two Saginaw Valley League games from host Flint Powers by...


Soccer - Girls

Oilers close out regular season with a tie, prep for home district next week WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/25/2017 7:43:50 PM EST

One Redwing shot hit the goal post and deflected out of bounds. As a collective whole that was the lone highlight of the day Thursday during Mt. Pleasant's regular-season finale against non-conferen...


Track And Field

Shepherd girls claim sixth straight TVC Central championship
Updated: 5/24/2017 9:40:38 PM EST

CHESANING Ė The Shepherd High School girls track and field team won a sixth consecutive Tri-Valley Conference Central title Wednesday afternoon at Chesaning. The Bluejays, ranked sixth in Division 3,...


Track And Field

Ithaca boys win TVC by point on final event, Foster sets school record as girls win third straight
Updated: 5/24/2017 9:39:04 PM EST

Talk about coming down to the wire? On Wednesday afternoon at home the Ithaca High School boys track team claimed its second-straight Tri-Valley West Conference crown as it edged Ovid-Elsie by one po...


Track And Field

Breckenridge boys win first conference title in 22 years as it dominates final MSAC jamboree WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/24/2017 8:51:52 PM EST

Breckenridge boys track and field clinched its first conference title since 1995 Wednesday afternoon. The Huskies, in their first school year as a member of the Mid-State Activities Conference, were ...


Track And Field

Felton and Shellenbarger lead Oilers in SVL Championships WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/24/2017 7:51:43 PM EST

Of the 61 points Mt. Pleasant's boys track team compiled at Wednesday's home Saginaw Valley League championship senior Sloan Felton and junior Gage Shellenbarger played a role in 47 of them, some 77 p...


Track And Field

Pioneers sweep JPC titles, boys run streak to 14 while girls run it to 4
Updated: 5/23/2017 10:54:29 PM EST

SANFORD - The Clare High School track teams both won Jack Pine Conference titles Tuesday as both finished first at the JPC Championships hosted by Sanford-Meridian High School. The boys won their 14t...


Softball

Beal City runs Highland Conference win streak to 56 games, clinches fifth straight conference title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/23/2017 10:53:31 PM EST

Fifty-six wins without a loss. Beal City softball continued its remarkable Highland Conference run Tuesday at home versus Lake City, winning 15-0 (four innings) and 13-4 to complete a fifth straight ...


Baseball

Beal City clinches 14th consecutive Highland Conference title with sweep over Lake City WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/23/2017 10:39:21 PM EST

Beal City continued its dominance in Highland Conference play Tuesday afternoon, winning a 14th consecutive conference championship. The Aggies clinched the conference title at home with a 6-2 win in...


Track And Field

Beal City boys win first-ever Highland Conference title in track and field
Updated: 5/23/2017 10:05:44 PM EST

The Beal City High School boys track and field team claimed a share of its first-ever Highland Conference track crown at home Tuesday as the Aggies finished second in the eight-team conference champio...


Golf - Boys

Sharks land second, Jackets third in TVC West golf standings
Updated: 5/22/2017 10:35:00 PM EST

St. Louis' High School boys golf team finished runner-up in the TVC West standings for the 2017 Monday as it closed the season with a seven-jamboree total of 1,292. St. Charles won the championship ...


Baseball

SVL Parity: Oilers in mix to win title after split with Heritage WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/22/2017 10:14:55 PM EST

SAGINAW Ė Talk about parity? The race for the Saginaw Valley League regular-season baseball title is shaping up to be a whoop jenny in 2017 in that there are four teams currently vying for the crown...


Baseball

Panthers split, will likely settle for second place in TVC Central WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/22/2017 9:34:16 PM EST

SHIELDS Ė One victory shy. That's how many wins the Alma High School baseball team will likely fall short of winning a second-straight Tri-Valley Central Conference regular-season crown in 2017. O...


Track And Field

BackTrack for Week of May 22
Updated: 5/21/2017 10:18:34 PM EST

Boys 100 Xavier Martin, Clare 11.25 Brenden Sersaw, Clare 11.37 Alex Clancy, Coleman 11.50 John Kassuba, Mt. Pleasant 11.54 Jeff Thaller, Shepherd 11.55 Kurt Ray, Chip Hills ...


Baseball

Sacred Heart edged by pair of ranked teams in home Irish Invite WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/20/2017 9:27:48 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy baseball team dropped a pair of games to Division 4 ranked opponents Saturday in its Irish Invitational, falling 6-5 to No. 2 Portland St. Patrick and 7-2 to 10th-ranked Gaylo...


Baseball

Clare junior Jeff Allen continues stellar week, throws one-hitter and provides game-winning RBI in separate games
Updated: 5/20/2017 8:30:55 PM EST

MAPLE CITY - Clare junior Jeff Allen had another memorable day Saturday. Allen began his day by throwing a one-hitter in a 3-0 victory by the Pioneers over Division 4's seventh-ranked team in Maple C...


Track And Field

Irish claim D4 track regional title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/20/2017 6:26:13 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart has made a name for itself as a running powerhouse. Over the course of the last two years the Lady Irish have won back-to-back Division 4 state titles in cross country and ...


Track And Field

Lady Warriors win fourth D2 regional title in the last five years
Updated: 5/19/2017 11:42:37 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills girls track and field team won its fourth Division 2 regional title in the last five years at home Friday as it finished atop the 15-team field with 93 points. The Warriors edged ru...


Track And Field

Regional Dynasty: Pioneers sweep up pair of D3 regional crowns WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/19/2017 11:06:49 PM EST

Winning championships is not a norm, rather it's something that's usually fleeting, you know here today and gone tomorrow. Yet, like with all things, there are deviations from the norm. One such d...


Track And Field

Shepherd wins first regional title since 2014 in front of home faithful WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/19/2017 11:00:05 PM EST

Shepherd girls track and field ran wild on the competition Friday at the Division 3 track and field regional it hosted. The Bluejays won their first team regional since 2014, dominating the competiti...


Softball

Mogg tosses no-hitter, belts grand slam and finishes with 8 RBIs in win
Updated: 5/18/2017 11:23:59 PM EST

Mogg has a day, leads Oilers to sweep Mt. Pleasant pitcher Oaklie Mogg tossed a no-hitter Thursday in leading the Oilers to a sweep over Gaylord by scores of 15-0 and 8-3. Mogg struck out nine in ...


Baseball

Pioneers lock up JPC title outright for first time since 2012
Updated: 5/18/2017 8:48:09 PM EST

The Clare High School baseball team closed the Jack Pine Conference season out at home Thursday with a two-game sweep over Roscommon. The Pioneers, who are ranked third in Division 3, won the opener...


Track And Field

Fearsome Four race deeper into Breckenridge record books
Updated: 5/18/2017 2:13:13 PM EST

So often in todayís age of sports, the element of team is forgotten, and is replaced with an emphasis on the individual. For four Breckenridge track athletes the exact opposite is true though. ...


Softball

Shepherd powers up, sweeps host Chippewa Hills WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/17/2017 9:19:47 PM EST

The Shepherd High School softball team posted a pair of wins at Chippewa Hills Wednesday as it won the opener 12-2 in six innings and the nightcap by a 7-4 final. Shepherd (14-14) scored two runs in ...


Golf - Boys

Jays card first conference title in 13 years, win TVC Central for first time WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/17/2017 8:41:20 PM EST

CHESANING Ė In this case it's lucky 13. On Wednesday afternoon from Twin Brooks Golf Course in Chesaning the Shepherd High School boys golf team won the Tri-Valley Central Conference title by finish...


Softball

Raw Power: Oiler softball defies convention in 2017
Updated: 5/17/2017 2:40:06 PM EST

Softball is usually a synonym for small ball. In theory most teams have two or three hitters at the top of the line-up who specialize in bunting or slapping to utilize their speed. Once they reac...


Baseball

Allen plays the role of hero, leads Pioneers to share of JPC title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/16/2017 10:11:51 PM EST

If it had been scripted beforehand it still would have been a great story. But it wasn't scripted which makes it an even better story. On Tuesday afternoon from the Brookwood Athletic Complex one ...


Soccer - Girls

Alma falls to Hemlock, will look to clinch program's first-ever conference title outright Friday WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/16/2017 9:45:11 PM EST

The celebration will have to wait until Friday. Alma High School's varsity girls soccer team clinched a share of the program's first-ever conference title last week, but Tuesday evening on its home f...


Track And Field

Oilers host Midland and Midland Dow in SVL meet WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/15/2017 10:00:09 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant hosted a Saginaw Valley League meet on Monday against Midland and Midland Dow. On the boys side the Oilers landed third with 47 points while Dow was first with 65.5 and Midland was secon...


Softball

Banner campaign continues for Oilers via sweep over Davison WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/15/2017 9:01:15 PM EST

The Oilers just keep on rolling along. The Mt. Pleasant High School softball program ran its winning streak to seven games and counting Monday as it swept Davison in both ends of a Saginaw Valley Le...


Track And Field

Alma College hosts annual Scottie Classic featuring 32 high schools WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/13/2017 8:23:41 PM EST

Results from Saturday's Scottie Classic at Alma College ...


Track And Field

Shepherd's Howard signs with SVSU
Updated: 5/13/2017 2:56:22 PM EST

Shepherd High School senior Owen Howard signed his National-Letter-of-Intent to run at Saginaw Valley State University starting this fall. The all-conference runner for the Jays has led the boys cros...


Track And Field

BackTrack for Week of May 15
Updated: 5/13/2017 2:41:12 PM EST

Boys 100 Xavier Martin, Clare 11.25 Brenden Sersaw, Clare 11.37 Alex Clancy, Coleman 11.50 Jeff Thaller, Shepherd 11.55 Kurt Ray, Chip Hills 11.57 Isaiah Ridge, Ithaca 11.6...


Softball

Chippewa Hills tops Big Rapids as Sadie Metcalf tosses shutout WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/12/2017 11:20:44 PM EST

Chippewa Hills pitcher Sadie Metcalf threw a shutout Friday afternoon in a 7-0 victory over Big Rapids in the opener of a doubleheader. The Warriors also won game two by a 7-4 final. Metcalf received...


Baseball

Chippewa Hills gets superb pitching performance from Garrett Sprague in split with Big Rapids WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/12/2017 9:37:08 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills baseblal team split at home with Big Rapids Friday evening, winning the opener 6-1 before dropping the nightcap by a 3-0 final. Left-hander Garrett Sprague (4-0) picked up the game...


Track And Field

St. Louis hosts MLS, Ovid-Elsie in TVC West double dual WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/10/2017 9:20:52 PM EST

Link: Results from TVC West double dual at St. Louis ...


Track And Field

Huskies and Irish win second MSAC jamboree, now in good spot to win conference crown WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/10/2017 9:10:28 PM EST

The Breckenridge boys track and field team took a big step towards locking up its first conference title since 1995 Wednesday as it won the second Mid-State Activities Conference jamboree at Vestaburg...


Track And Field

VanDeWeghe rewrites the record books for second time in five days WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/10/2017 8:29:35 PM EST

During his warm ups Wednesday Alex VanDeWeghe grabbed everyone's attention. The Ithaca High School sophomore's first warm-up throw caught the protective netting and then a metal pole that keeps spec...


Softball

Farwell dominates visiting Houghton Lake in pair of mercy wins WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/9/2017 9:52:34 PM EST

The Farwell High School softball team picked up a pair of victories Tuesday at home as it topped Houghton Lake 15-0 (four innings) and 17-2 (five innings). Junior Grace Saupe threw four shutout innin...


Baseball

Panthers sweep, maintain the pace in the TVC Central WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/9/2017 8:44:16 PM EST

Damon Anguiano pitched a masterpiece in the opener and then the Alma offense turned it on late in the nightcap. That was the working order and recipe that spelled 'sweep' for the Alma High School ba...


Softball

Change in conference doesn't mean change in goals for Huskies
Updated: 5/9/2017 3:27:31 PM EST

Breckenridge softball ended its 2016 season with a lopsided loss against state powerhouse Coleman. The final score was 22-6. Surely, the Huskies spent all of the offseason dwelling on the blowout ...


Track And Field

Sweet Sweep: Warriors run to victory at CSAA Championships WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/8/2017 9:41:48 PM EST

Chippewa Hills' track and field teams swept the CSAA Gold Championships at home Monday in convincing fashion. The girls team won its 16th-straight conference title as it crushed the competition, winn...


Track And Field

Beal City hosts Marion, McBain NMC in Highland Conference double dual WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/8/2017 9:08:31 PM EST

Link: Results from Monday's Highland Conference double dual at Beal City ...


Cross Country

Ashbaugh signs to run at Alma College
Updated: 5/7/2017 8:52:25 PM EST

Chippewa Hills' senior Andrew Ashbaugh recently signed his National-Letter-of-Intent to run cross country at Alma College starting this fall. Ashbaugh earned all-CSAA honors three times as a runner f...


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Prep Schedule for Week of May 8
Updated: 5/7/2017 7:36:16 PM EST

Monday, May 8 Prep Baseball Arthur Hill at Mt. Pleasant, 4 p.m. Fulton at Saranac, 4:30 p.m. St. Louis at St. Charles, 4 p.m. Ithaca at Pinconning, 4 p.m. Prep Softball /b...


Track And Field

BackTrack for week of May 8
Updated: 5/7/2017 5:23:00 PM EST

Boys 100 Xavier Martin, Clare 11.25 Brenden Sersaw, Clare 11.37 Alex Clancy, Coleman 11.50 Jeff Thaller, Shepherd 11.55 Isaiah Ridge, Ithaca 11.63 Koron Lowery, Chip Hills 11....


Track And Field

Six school records fall at Shepherd Blue Jay Invite
Updated: 5/6/2017 3:35:30 PM EST

Bust out the turntable because itís time to spin some records. At Fridayís 21-team Shepherd Blue Jay track and field invite numerous high school records were set by mid-Michigan student-athletes. ...


Baseball

Huskies take control of MSAC, snap Coleman's 14-game winning streak WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/5/2017 10:14:43 PM EST

Breckenridge's baseball team took sole possession of first-place in the Mid-State Activities Conference standings Friday as it swept two games from Coleman by scores of 10-4 and 12-3. With the wins ...


Softball

Seventh-ranked Coleman remains unbeaten with sweep at Breckenridge WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/5/2017 9:27:40 PM EST

The seventh-ranked Coleman High School varsity softball team remained in control of the Mid-State Activities Conference race Friday as it swept host Breckenridge 8-4 and 10-1. Faith Barden earned the...


Softball

Clare shuts out Harrison in a pair of mercy rule wins WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/4/2017 10:30:10 PM EST

The Clare High School softball team picked up a couple wins at Harrison Thursday as it rolled 11-0 and 10-0 in five innings each. Hailey Hochstetler won the opener for the Pioneers (9-3, 5-1 Jack Pin...


Baseball

Tape-measure home run by Gabe Denton punctuates third-ranked Clare's sweep at Harrison WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/4/2017 9:53:32 PM EST

A mammoth home run by Clare senior catcher Gabe Denton highlighted the completion of a sweep by the Pioneers Thursday at Harrison, both games ending 15-0 in four innings. The two wins move Clare, ran...


Baseball

St. Louis improves to 14-5 via win over Breckenridge WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/4/2017 9:05:12 PM EST

The St. Louis baseball team improved to 14-5 on Thursday after topping former conference rival Breckenridge by a final of 11-5. Chad Pestrue got the win for the hosts as he allowed three earned runs...


Softball

Lady Sharks hold off Huskies in slug fest WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/4/2017 8:50:18 PM EST

St. Louis' softball team nailed down a non-conference victory Thursday at home as the Sharks topped former conference rival Breckenridge by a final of 13-9. With the win the Sharks improve to 12-5 o...


Baseball

Mount Pleasant ends drought versus SVL rival Bay City Western, splits doubleheader WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/3/2017 10:12:39 PM EST

Luke Epple wasn't even sure how many straight his Mount Pleasant Oilers had lost against Saginaw Valley League rivals Bay City Western. Too many. ďHow many in a row we'd lost to them is something I'...


Track And Field

Lady Panthers off to great start in 2017 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/3/2017 9:05:39 PM EST

To say they're off to a good start is a bit of an understatement because theyíre off to a great start. On Wednesday afternoon in front of the home faithful the Alma High School girls track team impr...


Soccer - Girls

Star-studded Oilers have huge potential in 2017
Updated: 5/3/2017 3:48:39 PM EST

Having a superstar or two helps no matter the sport. But having a balanced team full of stars provides a better blueprint for success. One year ago the Mt. Pleasant High School girls soccer team w...


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Tuesdayís Prep Roundup: TVC golf jamboree results
Updated: 5/2/2017 10:45:17 PM EST

Boys Golf (Results from TVC Central Jamboree No. 4 at Swan Valley GC) TEAM STANDINGS - 1. Shepherd 165; 2. Freeland 171; 3. Saginaw Swan Valley 172; 4. Alma 180; 5. Standish-Sterling 206; 6. Chesani...


Soccer - Girls

Oilers make quick work of Cavaliers, improve to 4-1 in SVL action WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/1/2017 8:38:54 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant's soccer team played despite the wicked weather Monday and came away with an 8-0 mercy-rule victory over Flint Carman-Ainsworth from Community Memorial Stadium. With the win the Oilers,...


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Prep Schedule for Week of May 1
Updated: 4/30/2017 4:36:01 PM EST

Monday, May 1 Prep Baseball Flint Powers at Mt. Pleasant, 4 p.m. Merrill at Fulton, 4:30 p.m. Ithaca at Birch Run, 4 p.m. Prep Softball Mt. Pleasant at Flint Powers, 4 ...


Track And Field

Back Track for Week of May 1
Updated: 4/30/2017 4:19:08 PM EST

Boys 100 Xavier Martin, Clare 11.25 Jeff Thaller, Shepherd 11.55 Tim Wilson, Mt Pleasant 11.73 Brenden Sersaw, Clare 11.73 Kurt Ray, Chip Hills 11.77 Jeremy Fillhard, Harri...


Softball

Beal City sweeps host Sacred Heart in windy conditions WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/27/2017 10:02:54 PM EST

Beal City defeated rival Sacred Heart Thursday by scores of 12-1 and 13-8. Elizabeth Powell picked up the win for the Aggies in the opener. Grace Mindel and Amanda Haupt led the offense. In game tw...


Track And Field

Breckenridge boys claim program's first conference meet victory since 1995 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/26/2017 10:52:07 PM EST

The banner year continues for the Breckenridge boys. For the first time since 1995, the Huskies won a conference meet Wednesday as it finished first in the Mid-State Activities Conference jamboree. B...


Track And Field

Relay the Message: Hornets have ton of talent in 2017 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/26/2017 10:06:49 PM EST

When you look at what they have done to date you say 'Wow.' Through the first couple weeks of the 2017 spring season both Harrison High School track and field teams have turned plenty of heads, most...


Track And Field

Albaugh breaks school record in shot put, closes in on discus record
Updated: 4/26/2017 8:13:40 PM EST

Lillian Albaugh had a day to remember Wednesday. Heck, the Farwell High School junior will probably never forget Wednesday for that fact. As it was Albaugh rewrote the Farwell track and field reco...


Soccer - Girls

First-half hat trick from Tia Everdeen sends Alma to shutout win at Ithaca WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/24/2017 9:44:51 PM EST

The only aspect that went poorly for Alma junior striker Tia Everdeen Monday evening was in the spelling of her name on the rosters handed out to those in attendance. While her name on the roster was...


Soccer - Girls

Lady Jays host OE in first home game in program history WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/24/2017 8:32:31 PM EST

It's a start, literally. On Monday afternoon the Shepherd High School girls varsity soccer team hosted the first game in program history when it welcomed in Ovid-Elsie. While the Lady Jays (0-2) c...


Track And Field

Back Track for Week of April 24
Updated: 4/23/2017 4:03:26 PM EST

Boys 100 Xavier Martin, Clare 11.25 Jeff Thaller, Shepherd 11.55 Tim Wilson, Mt Pleasant 11.73 Kurt Ray, Chip Hills 11.74 Jeremy Fillhard, Harrison 11.87 Tristan Johnston,...


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Prep Schedule for Week of April 24
Updated: 4/23/2017 3:35:52 PM EST

Monday, April 24 Prep Boys Golf Ithaca, St. Louis, Shepherd, Mt. Pleasant, Montabella at Alma Invite at PRCC, 9 a.m. Manton, McBain at Clare, 4 p.m. SHA at Houghton Lake, 4 p.m. ...


Baseball

Sharks win own invite, improve to 6-2
Updated: 4/23/2017 3:26:46 PM EST

The St. Louis baseball team won its own tournament Saturday as it beat Lakeview 11-8 before besting Vestaburg 11-0 in the title game. Chance Pestrue (2-1) tossed a one-hitter in the nightcap to secur...


Baseball

History repeats itself: Oilers bring back talented team in 2017 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/23/2017 3:13:38 PM EST

It's not normal, but in a way it is. For the past three-quarters of a century the town of Mt. Pleasant and the game of baseball have become synonymous with one another. Dating back to the 1950s the ...


Baseball

Oilers take three of four over the weekend
Updated: 4/22/2017 6:47:28 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant's baseball team won three of its four games over the weekend as it swept two Saginaw Valley League games at Flint Carman-Ainsworth Friday before splitting at home versus Grand Ledge Satur...


Track And Field

Jackets host annual Blue and Gold track meet WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/22/2017 2:25:20 AM EST

Ithaca hosted its annual Blue and Gold track invite Friday. Twenty one teams competed in the two-division meet. Varsity - Mens 1. Corunna 121 2. Chesaning 119 3. Mt. Pleasant 82 4. Clare 49 5...


Basketball - Boys

Jack of all trades: Breckenridge's Staley garners 'Player of the Year' honors, headlines Dream Team WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/21/2017 3:34:00 PM EST

Jack Staley fit two storybook seasons into one action-packed senior year of school. The 6-foot-5 Staley enjoyed the 2016 football season immensely at Breckenridge, part of a roster that improbably co...


Swimming - Girls

VanDeMark leaves her mark as she heads to collegiate level
Updated: 4/20/2017 1:46:05 PM EST

Alma High School senior Evelyn VanDeMark signed her National-Letter-of-Intent to swim at the collegiate level at Sioux Fall South Dakota on Wednesday. VanDeMark earned multiple All-State honors for ...


Track And Field

Pioneers sweep JPC meet, top Eagles and Mustangs WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/19/2017 9:35:29 PM EST

Clare's track teams swept a pair of Jack Pine Conference duals at home Wednesday. The Pioneer girls beat Sanford-Meridian 128.5-33.5 and topped Farwell 135-49. Sanford-Meridian also beat Farwell ...


Track And Field

Gall breaks 37-year old school record as Jays sweep WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/19/2017 9:09:22 PM EST

Shepherd High School sophomore Amber Gall rewrote the record books Tuesday at a home Tri-Valley Central Conference dual versus Alma and Standish-Sterling. Gall won the 800 run with a school-record ...


Track And Field

Best in State history? McConnell family making run at record books
Updated: 4/19/2017 2:41:57 PM EST

Earning All-State honors is a badge of honor that comes with a medal of honor. It effectively means you're one of the best of the best in the state of Michigan in a given sport. Over the course of...


Baseball

Panthers improve to 4-0, sweep Jays WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/18/2017 9:32:30 PM EST

The Alma High School baseball team stayed perfect on the season Tuesday as it swept two games from host Shepherd by scores of 16-5 and 4-2. The Panthers, who are 4-0 overall and 4-0 in Tri-Valley Ce...


Softball

Panthers claw back late, get split with Jays in TVC Central action WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/18/2017 9:16:44 PM EST

A four-run bottom of the sixth inning propelled the Alma High School softball team to a Tri-Valley Central Conference split with host Shepherd Tuesday afternoon. The Panthers (4-4, 3-1), who were tr...


Track And Field

Goodell signs to run cross country and track & field at William & Mary
Updated: 4/18/2017 2:00:01 PM EST

By Jim Lahde jlahde@michigannewspapers.com @jimlahde on Twitter St. Louis High School senior Evan Goodell signed his National-Letter-of-Intent to run cross country and track and field at the Coll...


Baseball

Oilers toss no-hitter, sweep Bay City Central WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/17/2017 9:36:34 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant's baseball team nailed down two Saginaw Valley League wins at home Monday as the Oilers swept Bay City Central by scores of 10-0 (5 innings) and 5-3. The Oilers improve to 3-3 overall an...


Track And Field

Versatile Ithaca runner Courtney Allen signs with Western Michigan WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/17/2017 3:51:28 PM EST

Courtney Allen became the second Ithaca student-athlete in as many years to sign a Letter-Of-Intent to Western Michigan Monday afternoon. Allen is a versatile runner who has helped the Yellowjackets ...


Basketball - Girls

2017 Morning Sun Girls Basketball Teams
Updated: 4/14/2017 6:26:49 PM EST

First-Team Kylie Federspiel, Breckenridge Federspiel had a great senior season for the Huskies in their first year in the MSAC. She averaged 17 points per game and 11 rebounds a...


Basketball - Girls

Belles is the Best: Jacket junior takes home 'Player of the Year' honor WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/14/2017 6:09:20 PM EST

Some four or five years ago the Ithaca High School girls basketball team wasn't winning a lot of games. It might win four or five games per year and limp into the next season and win four or five m...


Softball

Pair of big innings propel Pioneers past Aggies WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/13/2017 9:55:38 PM EST

The Clare High School softball team evened its record at 2-2 Thursday as it swept two games against host Beal City in non-conference action. The Pioneers scored nine times in the eighth inning of th...


Baseball

Pioneers improve to 5-0, sweep Aggies WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/13/2017 9:50:26 PM EST

Clare's baseball team improved to 5-0 on the season as it swept host Beal City in non-conference action Thursday afternoon. The Pioneers won the opener 9-2 behind a great game from pitcher Jeff Alle...


Softball

Cold-blooded: Freshman Katie Sexton sends Mt. Pleasant to dramatic 9-inning win over No. 1 Midland WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/13/2017 9:39:10 PM EST

Katie Sextonís afternoon began with a mistake Ė leaving her long-sleeved undershirt at home in mid-40s weather. It ended in the early evening with the freshman Mount Pleasant third baseman being hugg...


Track And Field

Aggies boys and Irish girls run to early-season wins WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/13/2017 9:30:44 PM EST

Beal City's boys track team put on a dominating performance in its home opener Thursday as it posted 143 points to runaway with first place at its four-team home quad. The Aggies won 14 of the 17 ev...


Track And Field

Solid start: Defending state champ Ithaca wins eight events at home in first outdoor meet of season WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/12/2017 9:03:42 PM EST

All the cards aligned for Ithaca girls track and field last spring. Along with an elite point-getter in Erica Sheahan, the Yellowjackets had a deep and experienced roster stacked with talent that pro...


Track And Field

Hutchinson family has a day: Shepherd track stars sign with Ferris State and then lead Jays to win WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/12/2017 8:21:09 PM EST

Between them they had ran the 200 dash one time in their prep careers prior to Wednesday. On Wednesday afternoon at Shepherd High School's home track and field opener with Birch Run and Pinconning s...


Hockey - Boys

Perfection: Salisbury has great freshman campaign, helps NYU win national title
Updated: 4/12/2017 1:39:20 PM EST

Being a goalie brings with it certain positives and negatives. When they win goaltenders are lauded and applauded for their quick acumen between the pipes. When they lose, well they are often look...


Track And Field

Frequent Flyer: German foreign exchange student Friedrich Zernicke dominant in many events for Chippewa Hills WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/8/2017 5:03:25 PM EST

Dominance in four categories at a track and field meet must be a cakewalk for someone who has previously specialized in being up to the task in 10 different events. On a chilly and blustery Tuesday i...


Track And Field

Keeping it 100: Chippewa Hills hits century mark in consecutive dual victories WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/4/2017 9:22:40 PM EST

Marissa Henning was a 2-year-old the last time Chippewa Hills girls track lost a dual meet. One of only two seniors on the current Warriors roster, Henning was still in her early days of walking and ...


Wrestling

2017 Prep Zone Wrestling Team
Updated: 4/4/2017 4:35:29 PM EST

2016-17 Morning Sun Dream Team 103 Pounds Ė Jamison Ward, Carson City Ė Ward came out like gangbusters this season and earned All-State Division 4 honors via a second-place finish at ...


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MHSAA announces classifications for 2017-18 school year
Updated: 3/27/2017 2:51:27 PM EST

Classifications for Michigan High School Athletic Association elections and postseason tournaments in traditionally classified sports (A, B, C, D) for the 2017-18 school year have been announced, with...


Football

Ruggles signs to play football with Concordia
Updated: 3/27/2017 2:44:00 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart senior Ian Ruggles signed his National-Letter-of-Intent on Friday with Concordia University. Ruggles will play football for the Cardinals starting this fall. In 2016 the 6-...


Basketball - Boys

East Lansing's Johns named Class A 'Player of the Year'
Updated: 3/23/2017 8:05:15 PM EST

EAST LANSING (AP) ó Brandon Johns had a choice last summer. He could leave East Lansing to further develop his game at a prep school. Or he could stay and chase his state championship dreams with his...


Basketball - Boys

New Haven's Romeo Weems garners Class B 'Player of the Year' honors
Updated: 3/22/2017 7:05:36 PM EST

NEW HAVEN, Mich. (AP) ó Romeo Weems headlines a youth movement in Michigan boys Class B basketball. The versatile 6-foot-6 New Haven sophomore was named The Associated Press Player of the Year after ...


Basketball - Boys

Ellison takes home 'Player of Year' in Class C
Updated: 3/21/2017 10:25:44 PM EST

EAST LANSING (AP) ó Malik "Mighty Mouse" Ellison received a FaceTime call on the night of Feb. 28. The 5-foot-8, 155-pound Beecher point guard was fresh off an emotional high of dropping a Flint area...


Basketball - Boys

Whitens, Washington take home top honors in Class D
Updated: 3/20/2017 10:37:43 PM EST

Southfield Christian dominated Class D boys basketball from 2012-14 before opting to play up in Class C. Since then, Powers North Central has been the king of the Class. The biggest reason for the Je...


Track And Field

Montabella's Lobert signs with Aquinas
Updated: 3/18/2017 5:42:31 PM EST

Montabella High School senior Brynn Lobert recently signed her National Letter-of-Intent to run track and field at Aquinas College starting this fall. Standing (L-R): Grandmother Kathryn M...


Basketball - Girls

Nate Schneider: Sacred Heart shows family-first values in rallying behind mother of junior Hadyn Terwilliger WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/17/2017 2:31:34 AM EST

BRESLIN CENTER - The pink shirts Sacred Heartís players and coaching staff donned as they entered the basketball court at the Breslin Center Thursday night prior to its Class D semifinal game versus P...


Basketball - Boys

Pittsford perfect: Sacred Heart falls to powerhouse Wildcats in Class D state semifinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/17/2017 12:19:27 AM EST

EAST LANSING Ė If you are trying to find a flaw in Pittsford, you arenít going to find one. Perhaps the only negative the Wildcats have going for them is that their top two performers, Class D Player...


Cross Country

Clare's Jasmine Harper earns MIAAA scholarship
Updated: 3/16/2017 4:35:04 PM EST

Since 1991, Michiganís professional organization of high school athletic directors, the Michigan Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (MIAAA), helps defray the college expenses of gradu...


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Ithaca's Kayla Belles named Class B first team All-State; Alma's Seeley, Clare's Kunse earn honorable mention WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/16/2017 2:40:20 PM EST

Take a stroll down the hallway next to the gymnasium at Birmingham Detroit Country Day, and you'll see memorabilia from all the greats of past years who played there in the adjoining gym. The current...


Basketball - Girls

Ready for a rematch: SHA gets Pittsford in Class D semifinals
Updated: 3/15/2017 3:22:49 PM EST

They set a goal of getting back to the Breslin Center back in December. Now they have reached that goal and want to extend the season just one more game. On Thursday night from the Breslin Center ...


Basketball - Girls

Cofield, Wyman share Class C Player of the Year honors
Updated: 3/15/2017 8:24:33 AM EST

EAST LANSING (AP) ó Deajah Cofield's introduction to Flint Hamady girls basketball didn't involve playing. Her job as a middle schooler was to keep players hydrated on the sidelines. "Being a water ...


Basketball - Girls

Shiver my timbers: Irish heading back to Class D semifinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/14/2017 11:13:40 PM EST

BUCKLEY Ė Megan Nowak might be 5-foot-6 and might weigh in at 95 pounds. Maybe. In truth the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy junior is better built for cross country, where she is an All-Stater,...


Basketball - Girls

Sacred Heart's Scout Nelson, Sophie Ruggles earn Class D first team All-State honors WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/14/2017 2:25:38 PM EST

PITTSFORD, Mich. >> Pittsfordís Maddie Clark has been named The Associated Press 2017 Class D all-state girls basketball Player of the Year. Clark is a top-10 student in her class with a 3.98 GPA, a ...


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Rough start costs Sacred Heart in Class D regional semifinals loss to Wyoming Tri-Unity WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/13/2017 10:16:53 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS Ė Game film proved to be deceiving. When the Sacred Heart boys basketball coaching staff perused through the available game tape of Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian, what they noticed was stifl...


Basketball - Boys

Oilers fade late, fall in Class A regional semifinal WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/13/2017 9:43:19 PM EST

GAYLORD Ė At this point in the season you have to bring your 'A' game every night. By the time you reach the round of 32, in any given Class, in the MHSAA state tournament you have already made a st...


Basketball - Boys

Third quarter run by Frankenmuth ends Alma's season in Class B regional semifinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/13/2017 9:07:38 PM EST

CORUNNA - For sixteen minutes of basketball, the Alma Panthers were every bit the equal of high-flying, seventh-ranked Frankenmuth. But after Alma closed to within a point to start the third quarter...


Basketball - Boys

Turning it Up: Alma uses 49-point second half to claim Class B district title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/10/2017 11:46:29 PM EST

SHEPHERD - What a difference a half can make. Trailing by 10 at halftime against an Ithaca Yellowjacket squad that had beaten them twice in the regular season, coach J.T. Clevelandís Alma Panthers ...


Basketball - Boys

Their Time: Senior-Laden Oilers Defeat Dow for Class A title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/10/2017 11:27:57 PM EST

BAY CITY Ė Thirty six of the 44 points were scored by seniors as the Mount Pleasant boys basketball team led wire-to-wire and took down Midland Dow 44-35 in Friday nightís Class A district finale from...


Basketball - Boys

Pioneers claim first district title since 2012, top Tawas WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/10/2017 11:10:12 PM EST

STANDISH Ė Since last winning a district title back in 2012 the Clare Pioneers had struggled mightily in the postseason. As it was the Pioneer boys had amassed a postseason record of 1-4 since winni...


Basketball - Boys

King of the court: Joe Methner scores career-high 29 points, guides Sacred Heart to district title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/10/2017 10:02:15 PM EST

MARION Ė Predictable, but effective. Everyone in the building Friday night knew the Sacred Heart Academy offense would run through two players, sophomore point guard Colten Nelson and junior combo gu...


Basketball - Girls

End of the Line: Jackets bow out in Class B regional finale WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/9/2017 10:37:55 PM EST

FRANKENMUTH Ė Turn, turn, turn. When you get to the round of Sweet Sixteen in the high school postseason you must take care of the basketball. That means not throwing it out-of-bounds to nobody an...


Basketball - Girls

Familiar feeling: Sacred Heart defeats Fruitport CC for fifth straight regional title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/9/2017 10:20:43 PM EST

MARION Ė For a fifth straight year, Sacred Heart will waltz into the Class D quarterfinals. The Irish dominated a familiar foe in Fruitport Calvary Christian as it cruised to a 52-25 victory, defeati...


Basketball - Girls

Mustangs close out season in Class C regional round WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/7/2017 10:45:28 PM EST

The Montabella High School girls basketball team had its season come to a close Tuesday in Class C regional semifinal action from Beal City. The Mustangs fell to LeRoy Pine River by a final of 65-30....


Basketball - Girls

Defending the Defenders: Sacred Heart throttles Tri-Unity Christian in regional semifinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/7/2017 10:19:37 PM EST

MARION - Sacred Heart proved to be a much superior defensive team than a team nicknamed the Defenders. Pressure defense has been the calling card for the second-ranked Irish all season and Wednesday ...


Basketball - Girls

Upside Down: Jackets storm back to top Swan Valley, advance to Class B regional finale WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/7/2017 10:15:37 PM EST

FRANKENMUTH Ė Up is down and down is up. Throughout the course of the 2017 MHSAA postseason the Ithaca High School girls basketball team has made trailing a trend, yet not a fashionable one. In t...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca goes on 27-0 run in dominant district opener win over Central Montcalm WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/6/2017 11:21:30 PM EST

Ithaca did not catch fire immediately Monday night, but once it did it was game over. After not scoring on their first few possessions in a Class B district opener versus Central Montcalm, the Yellow...


Basketball - Boys

Updated Boys Basketball Results and Schedule
Updated: 3/6/2017 11:02:59 PM EST

MHSAA Prep Boys Basketball Districts Class A At Bay City Central Monday, March 6 G1: Bay City Central 45, Bay City Western 38 G2: Mt. Pleasant 60, Saginaw Heri...


Basketball - Boys

Value of Vedrode: Alma's Konner Vedrode hits 1,000 career points, Panthers top Shepherd in district opener WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/6/2017 10:43:20 PM EST

Konner Vedrode knew his first basket Monday night would be a milestone moment. The Alma senior shooting guard was told the previous night by head coach J.T. Cleveland that he was two points away from...


Basketball - Boys

Aggies fall in district opener to Beaverton WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/6/2017 8:50:01 PM EST

The basket might as well had a lid on it. The opening game of the 2017 postseason proved to be an uphill fight all the way for the Beal City boys basketball team in that nearly every shot it took Mo...


Wrestling

Young, Saxton, Holton bring home state titles at MHSAA state finals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/5/2017 3:31:45 PM EST

Three mid-Michigan high school wrestlers won state titles this weekend during the MHSAA individual state finals from the Palace of Auburn Hills. Clare junior Amante' Young made history for the Pione...


Bowling

St. Louis girls fall in team finals, Shepherd's Montney competes for D3 crown
Updated: 3/4/2017 6:55:55 PM EST

LANSING Ė The St. Louis High School girls bowling team finished runner-up in the Division 4 team state finals Friday as it fell to top-ranked Vandercook Lake 1,233-1,167 in the team finals from Royal ...


Competitive Cheerleading

Champions of cheer: Breckenridge claims third straight D4 state title, 10th in school history WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/4/2017 6:47:28 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS - Winning never gets old. Breckenridge competitive cheer continued to establish its second reign of dominance Saturday at the Division 4 state finals hosted by the DeltaPlex in Grand Rap...


Basketball - Girls

Comeback Queens: Ithaca Girls Notch Third Come-From-Behind Win of the Week WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/3/2017 10:43:49 PM EST

Survive and advance. Thatís the motto for basketball in March when itís tournament time. After falling behind 10-3 on Monday to Chippewa Hills and 13-2 Wednesday to district host Alma, the Ithaca gi...


Basketball - Girls

Senior class propels Mustangs to Class C district title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/3/2017 10:14:01 PM EST

BEAVERTON - Throughout the course of the 2016-17 season Montabella's senior class has played a huge role for the Mustangs. Back in early January guard Madi Cutler tallied a quadruple-double in a win...


Basketball - Girls

Second-ranked Sacred Heart shows strength in numbers, wins fifth straight district title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/3/2017 9:34:41 PM EST

The focal points of Sacred Heartís offense are no secret. When the basketball is not in the hands of standout sophomore point guard Scout Nelson, chances are junior forward Sophie Ruggles will be dom...


Basketball - Boys

Prep Boys Basketball District Draws
Updated: 3/3/2017 4:06:50 PM EST

MHSAA Prep Boys Basketball Districts Class A At Bay City Central Monday, March 6 G1: Bay City Western vs. Bay City Central, 5:30 p.m. G2: Saginaw Heritage v...


Basketball - Girls

Updated Girls Basketball District Draws
Updated: 3/3/2017 3:55:45 PM EST

Prep Girls Basketball Districts CLASS A At Saginaw Heritage High School Monday, Feb. 27 G1: Bay City Western 47, Midland 34 G2: Saginaw Heritage 59, Mt. Pleasant ...


Basketball - Boys

History repeats itself: Carson City wraps up share of second-straight MSAC crown WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/2/2017 10:50:03 PM EST

Three hundred and sixty four days to the date. On March 3, 2016 the Carson City-Crystal High School boys basketball team won a share of its first conference title since 2008 by besting defending con...


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Shareholders: Breckenridge clinches first conference title in 29 years WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/2/2017 10:34:29 PM EST

With the seconds winding down in the first half Thursday night, Breckenridge senior guard Gavin Ostrander bided his team before calmly launching a 25-foot 3-pointer. Ostrander might not have called g...


Bowling

Five mid-Michigan team looking to make run at state bowling titles WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/2/2017 4:59:44 PM EST

Over the past decade-plus mid-Michigan has turned the corner in several prep sports and become a locale that stands out on the state level in both football and cross country. From the mid-1990s thr...


Basketball - Girls

Ithaca Too Tall of a Task For Alma WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/1/2017 11:17:32 PM EST

The Ithaca Yellowjacket girls basketball team used a dominant inside game to defeat host Alma 43-34 in Class B district semifinal action Wednesday. It was the Panthers who came out firing on all cyl...


Basketball - Girls

Third time lucky: Flying G's bounce Pioneers in Class B district action WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/1/2017 10:21:21 PM EST

They split during the regular season and shared the Jack Pine Conference regular-season title by both going 12-2 in conference play. On Wednesday night it meant a little bit more though. As it was...


Basketball - Girls

Cara Wiles breaks Carson City-Crystal single-season steals record in district semifinal win over Dansville WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/1/2017 9:21:08 PM EST

The Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team did not allow a field goal until the fourth quarter Wednesday on its home floor in a 46-3 Class C district semifinal victory over Dansville. Carson City ...


Wrestling

Prep Wrestling State Finals Draws
Updated: 3/1/2017 2:07:19 PM EST

MHSAA Individual State Wrestling Finals At the Palace of Auburn Hills March 2-4 Division 2 Mt. Pleasant 215: Isaiah Schafer (28-7) vs. Connor Bruiniu...


Skiing

Oilers land ninth in D2 state finals
Updated: 2/28/2017 1:38:46 AM EST

HARBOR SPRINGS - Mt. Pleasant's girls ski team landed ninth at the Division 2 state finals hosted by Boyne Highlands Monday. The Oilers finished with 230 points on the day, nailing down 110 in the sl...


Basketball - Girls

Prep Girls Basketball District Draws and Schedule
Updated: 2/26/2017 7:07:06 PM EST

MHSAA Girls Basketball Districts Class A At Saginaw Heritage High School Monday, Feb. 27 G1: Midland vs. Bay City Western, 5:30 p.m. G2: Mt. Pleasant vs. Saginaw ...


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Carving a path: Mt. Pleasant competes in D2 state finals Monday following season full of weather obstacles
Updated: 2/26/2017 2:29:05 PM EST

The prep ski season in Michigan is always at the mercy of Mother Nature. Weather has provided many obstacles for the Mount Pleasant High School girls ski team this season, but none more troublesome ...


Wrestling

Dundee does in Chippewa Hills yet again WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/25/2017 3:44:47 PM EST

It's done and once again it was done by Dundee. For the second-straight season Chippewa Hills' wrestling team's dreams came crashing down at the Division 3 state team finals from Central Michigan Un...


Basketball - Boys

1,000-Point Club: Lehman leads Jackets to victory in regular-season finale WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/24/2017 11:00:14 PM EST

With just less than three minutes left to play in the second quarter Friday night, Ithaca senior Levi Lehman caught the ball in the low block, turned over his left shoulder, and canned a five-foot jum...


Wrestling

Back to the Finals: Warriors advance, prep for Dundee in D3 semifinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/24/2017 9:52:21 PM EST

Chippewa Hills' wrestling team kept its season alive and well on Friday night as the third-seeded Warriors crushed sixth-seeded Lake Odessa Lakewood 43-16 in Division 3 team quarterfinal action from C...


Wrestling

Decision time: Eagles fall in quarterfinals to New Lothrop WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/24/2017 3:00:32 PM EST

It was there for the taking, all Carson City-Crystal junior Wyatt Olstad had to say was "I can't continue," and the Eagles would have advanced to Saturday's Division 4 semifinal round at the team stat...


Wrestling

Chomping at the bit: Warriors ready to roll in D3 finals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/23/2017 2:19:06 PM EST

This is the weekend they have been waiting for and working towards for the past 12 months. From the moment they fell to Dundee in the Division 3 team state finals 40-16 last year the Chippewa Hills...


Wrestling

Third-seeded Eagles draw defending state champs in D4 quarterfinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/22/2017 2:04:53 PM EST

If you're going to make a run at the state title you're going to have to go through some good teams. Such is the case for the Carson City-Crystal High School wrestling team when it opens action at t...


Basketball - Boys

Peyton's Place: Smith has huge fourth quarter, leads Ithaca past Alma WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/21/2017 10:54:17 PM EST

Peyton Smith was getting bumped to the ground, pushed to the ground and ground into the ground repeatedly Tuesday night. The Ithaca High School freshman took this object lesson of abject punishment ...


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Tuesdayís Prep Roundup: Ingram, Taylor help Mount Pleasant past Saginaw in girls basketball
Updated: 2/21/2017 10:39:02 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT - Logan Ingram had a team-high 14 points to lift Mount Pleasant to a 48-41 win over Saginaw in girls basketball action on Tuesday night. Carli Taylor contributed 12 points, including e...


Basketball - Girls

AP state rankings for week of Feb. 21, 2017
Updated: 2/21/2017 3:41:38 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...


Basketball - Boys

AP boys state rankings for week of February 20, 2017
Updated: 2/21/2017 3:38:11 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...


Basketball - Girls

Sharks roll past Mustangs in non-conference action WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/20/2017 10:08:55 PM EST

St. Louis' girls basketball team nailed down a non-conference home victory on Monday as it rolled past Montabella by a final of 53-28. The Sharks, who improve to 10-9, took a 9-4 lead at the end of o...


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State champion Sharks: St. Louis pompon wins Class C/D crown
Updated: 2/20/2017 3:05:22 PM EST

Being the best in the state is something every team strives towards but rarely achieves. On Sunday afternoon from the Breslin Center in East Lansing the St. Louis High School pompon team achieved ra...


Wrestling

Seeding for team state finals released
Updated: 2/19/2017 12:42:42 PM EST

2017 Team Wrestling Quarterfinals Friday, February 24 McGuirk Arena, Mt. Pleasant Division 1 - 2:15 pm Mat 1 #1 Detroit Catholic Central (28-1) vs #8 Brighto...


Basketball - Girls

TVC Champion Jackets have TVC West winning streak snapped WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/17/2017 11:22:25 PM EST

SAGINAW Ė One streak continued and one streak ended. On Tuesday night at St. Charles the Ithaca girls basketball team wrapped up its third-straight Tri-Valley West Conference crown via a 51-21 win o...


Basketball - Boys

Jackets put hammerlock on TVC West title with win at Valley Lutheran WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/17/2017 10:53:49 PM EST

SAGINAW Ė With one week left in the regular season this was the game they had to have. It was circled on the calendar and built up to be a doozie between two solid programs. On Friday night from S...


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Fridayís Prep Roundup: Barrettís 24 points leads Carson-City Crystal past Vestaburg
Updated: 2/17/2017 10:29:02 PM EST

CARSON CITY - Kaleb Barrett poured in 24 points to lead Carson City-Crystalís boys basketball team to a 49-35 victory over Vestaburg on Friday night. Garrett Gage added 12 points for the Eagles (11-...


Wrestling

Pressure cooker: Carson City-Crystal celebrates D4 regional title in drama-filled night WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/16/2017 1:45:20 AM EST

HESPERIA Ė Carson City-Crystalís wrestlers would receive an ĎAí in drama if such grades were handed out Wednesday night. The seventh-ranked Eagles punched their ticket to the Division 4 state finals ...


Wrestling

Warriors advance to quarterfinals, win sixth-straight regional
Updated: 2/15/2017 10:31:35 PM EST

GLADSTONE - The third-ranked Chippewa Hills wrestling team won its sixth-straight Division 3 team regional title on the road at Gladstone Wednesday by going 2-0 on the night. The Warriors (27-1) open...


Basketball - Boys

MSAC race tightens; Eagles blow past Huskies WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/15/2017 10:17:52 PM EST

It had everything going for it. First-place team in the Mid-State Activities Conference hosting the second-place team which just happened to win a share of the regular-season title last season. Gr...


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Tuesdayís Prep Roundup: Berthume, Dana lift Coleman over Montabella in girls basketball
Updated: 2/14/2017 10:34:41 PM EST

COLEMAN - Jaden Berthume and Liz Dana scored 12 points apiece to lead the Coleman girls basketball team to a 46-33 win over Montabella on Tuesday night. Dana also dished out seven assists, while Mega...


Basketball - Girls

Irish clinch share of MSAC title, top Bears WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/14/2017 9:29:15 PM EST

First goal of the season, check. On Tuesday night at home the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy girls basketball team nailed down a share of its second-straight Mid-State Activities Conference title...


Basketball - Girls

AP state rankings for week of Feb. 14, 2017
Updated: 2/14/2017 4:06:39 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...


Basketball - Girls

AP boys state rankings for week of February 13, 2017
Updated: 2/14/2017 4:02:29 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...


Basketball - Boys

MSAC magic: Breckenridge closing in on first conference title since 1988 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/14/2017 11:48:58 AM EST

A fresh start in a new conference has proven to be a complete success for Breckenridge High School. The Huskies already made waves in the fall of 2016 when their varsity football team became the firs...


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Weekly Prep Schedule for Monday, February 13
Updated: 2/13/2017 12:50:04 PM EST

Monday, Feb. 13 Prep Boys Basketball Evart at Harrison, 7:30 p.m. Clare at Farwell, 7:30 p.m. Prep Girls Basketball Farwell at Clare, 7:30 p.m. Prep Competitive Cheer...


Track And Field

Former Chippewa Hills standout Megan O'Neil breaks CMU school record in the mile
Updated: 2/12/2017 4:48:41 PM EST

Central Michigan University junior Megan OíNeil broke the school record in the mile Friday at the Grand Valley State Big Meet held at the Lakersí Kelly Family Sports Center. OíNeil, a Chippewa Hills ...


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Breckenridge keeps pace atop MSAC with victory over Montabella WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/10/2017 10:26:18 PM EST

The Breckenridge High School boys basketball team improved to 12-1 overall and 8-1 in the Mid-State Activities Conference Friday night with a 63-40 win over visiting Montabella. After the Huskies jum...


Wrestling

Alma upended by Chesaning in D3 district final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/9/2017 11:17:28 PM EST

CHESANING - The mood afterward for Almaís wrestlers was in stark contrast to five days prior. On Saturday, the Panthers won the 24-team Tri-Valley Conference tournament hosted by Shepherd for the fir...


Wrestling

All tied up: Mustangs top Pioneers in D3 district action WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/9/2017 9:51:43 PM EST

Back on January 4 the Clare High School wrestling team tied host Sanford-Meridian 39-39 in Jack Pine Conference dual meet action. The Mustangs would win that dual on criteria but it was kind of a fo...


Wrestling

Chippewa Hills dominates way to 13th straight district title at Reed City WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/8/2017 10:49:01 PM EST

REED CITY - Chippewa Hills began its quest to return to the state finals for a sixth straight year in dominating fashion Wednesday evening. The Warriors (25-1), ranked third in Division 3, registered...


Wrestling

Sharks roll, notch second-straight D4 team district title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/8/2017 8:56:09 PM EST

Well, they didn't leave any doubt. On Wednesday evening St. Louis' wrestling team effectively dismantled Montabella by a final of 66-12 to claim its second-straight Division 4 team wrestling distric...


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Tuesdayís Prep Roundup: Seeley, Guerrero power Alma past Bullock Creek in girls basketball
Updated: 2/7/2017 10:38:19 PM EST

ALMA - Kenzie Seeley totaled 14 points and four steals as the Alma girls basketball team downed Midland Bullock Creek, 58-25, on Tuesday. Tayla Guerrero added eight points and four steals, Maddie Doo...


Basketball - Boys

Beal City coach Cam Gatrell records 200th career varsity win as Aggies cruise past Sacred Heart WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/7/2017 10:28:21 PM EST

The 200th career win for Beal City varsity coach Cam Gatrell turned into a mostly stress-free affair. Gatrell watched his Aggies accumulate a double-digit halftime road lead and proceed to overwhelm ...


Basketball - Boys

Second-quarter run propels Oilers past Chargers WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/7/2017 9:21:01 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball team picked up Saginaw Valley Conference win at home Tuesday as it downed Midland Dow by a final of 63-53. The Oilers, who had lost to Dow by five points ...


Basketball - Girls

Fourth-ranked Chargers too much for Oilers WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/7/2017 9:17:31 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant's girls basketball team played host to Midland Dow Tuesday in a Saginaw Valley League contest. The Oilers stayed with the Chargers, who are ranked fourth in Class A, for the opening five...


Basketball - Girls

AP girls state rankings for week of Feb. 7, 2017
Updated: 2/7/2017 2:45:16 PM EST

AP Girls Basketball Rankings Class A SchoolÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖRecordÖÖÖ.Points 1. Saginaw Heritage (4)ÖÖÖÖÖ.(14-0)ÖÖÖ.74 2. Detroit King (1)ÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖ(15-1)ÖÖÖ.71 3. Warren Cousino...


Basketball - Boys

AP boys state rankings for week of February 6, 2017
Updated: 2/7/2017 2:37:13 PM EST

AP Prep Boys Basketball Rankings Class A School Record Total Points 1. Clarkston (3) (13-0) 73 2. Grand Rapids Christian (1) (12-0) 70 3. East Lansing (1) (13-0) 67 4. Mus...


Wrestling

Prep Wrestling Team District Draws
Updated: 2/7/2017 2:10:10 PM EST

Prep Wrestling Team Districts Division 2 At Bay City Central High School Wednesday, Feb. 8 M1: Bay City John Glenn vs. Bay City Central, 6 p.m. M2: Mt. Pleasant vs....


Basketball - Girls

Warriors nail down non-conference win over Mustangs WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/6/2017 10:13:39 PM EST

Chippewa Hills' girls basketball team bumped its season record to over .500 Monday night in non-conference action at Montabella. As it was the Warriors improved to 8-7 overall via a 38-19 win over th...


Basketball - Girls

Warriors nail down non-conference win over Mustang WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/6/2017 10:13:39 PM EST

Chippewa Hills' girls basketball team bumped its season record to over .500 Monday night in non-conference action at Montabella. As it was the Warriors improved to 8-7 overall via a 38-19 win over th...


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Weekly Prep Schedule for Monday, February 6
Updated: 2/6/2017 3:45:07 PM EST

Monday, Feb. 6 Prep Girls Basketball Chippewa Hills at Montabella, 7:30 p.m. Ludington at Clare, 7:30 p.m. Prep Bowling Pewamo-Westphalia at Carson City-Crystal, 3:30 p.m. ...


Basketball - Boys

Breckenridge powers past Vestaburg to continue strong MSAC season WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/3/2017 11:23:21 PM EST

The Breckenridge High School boys basketball team secured a 65-46 victory Friday night at Vestaburg in Mid-State Activites Conference action. Jack Staley poured in 26 points, Carter Staley put in 15 ...


Basketball - Girls

Back in the Race: Pioneers close huge week with easy victory WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/2/2017 10:04:58 PM EST

Coming into this week they were sitting in third place in the Jack Pine Conference, basically on the outside looking in. After Thursday night's 45-23 victory over visiting Beaverton the Clare High S...


Competitive Cheerleading

Alma, Shepherd, St. Louis and host Ithaca compete in Tri-Valley Conference meet WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/1/2017 9:39:48 PM EST

Link: Results from TVC West meet three...


Football

National Signing Day: Mid Michigan well represented on Signing Day WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/1/2017 3:45:44 PM EST

National Signing Day for college football and soccer came to mid Michigan Wednesday and there were numerous signings worth duly noting. Here's a look at who signed where. Alma Panthers ...


Competitive Cheerleading

Lasting legacy: Trio of Breckenridge seniors set sights on third straight state title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/1/2017 6:04:03 AM EST

When the Breckenridge varsity competitive cheer program rose from the ashes in 2013 and eventually assumed its role once again as a state powerhouse, everything had begun from the bottom on up. Parti...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca earns key TVC West win at home versus Hemlock WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/31/2017 11:32:58 PM EST

Maximizing strengths are what good basketball teams do. Ithaca has done a fantastic job this season of playing through its two top scorers this season in seniors Isaiah Hoag and Levi Lehman, paving t...


Basketball - Boys

Panthers get season sweep over Shepherd WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/31/2017 10:28:26 PM EST

The Alma High School boys basketball team nailed down a key Tri-Valley Central Conference win Tuesday as it topped host Shepherd 59-38. The Panthers (8-4, 7-1) took a 23-19 lead into the half but th...


Basketball - Girls

Panthers pour it on in third, roll over Jays WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/31/2017 10:22:19 PM EST

Alma's girls basketball team used a 21-7 third-quarter run to pull away from host Shepherd by a final of 50-29 Tuesday in Tri-Valley Central Conference action. The Panthers improve to 10-3 overall a...


Basketball - Girls

AP girls state rankings for the week of Jan. 31, 2017
Updated: 1/31/2017 4:39:48 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...


Basketball - Boys

AP boys state rankings for week of January 30, 2017
Updated: 1/31/2017 4:34:16 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...


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Weekly Prep Schedule for Monday, January 30
Updated: 1/30/2017 11:40:02 AM EST

Monday, Jan. 30 Prep Bowling Portland St. Patís at Carson City-Crystal, 3:30 p.m. Mt. Pleasant at FSWA, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 Prep Boys Basketball Alma at Shepherd,...


Competitive Cheerleading

Additional PHOTO GALLERY from Breckenridge Invitational
Updated: 1/28/2017 6:37:59 PM EST

Link: Photo Gallery 1 from Breckenridge Huskies Invitational Link: a target="_blank" href="http://www.michiganc...


Competitive Cheerleading

Two-time defending D4 state champ Breckenridge hosts 22-team invite WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/28/2017 6:35:16 PM EST

Link: Additional photos from Breckenridge Huskies Invitational Link: a target="_blank" href="http://www.michiga...


Basketball - Boys

Numbers game: Ithaca receives major contributions from role players in win over MLS WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/27/2017 10:54:54 PM EST

There are no secrets as to who Ithaca prefers to run its offensive attack through. Senior forward Isaiah Hoag came into Friday nightís home game versus Michigan Lutheran Seminary averaging over 18 po...


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Fridayís Prep Roundup: Fulton powers through Portland St. Patrick in boys hoops
Updated: 1/27/2017 10:16:13 PM EST

PORTLAND - In boys basketball action, Nicholas Trefil filled the stat sheet as he had 20 points, five rebounds and three assists for Fulton in a 70-49 victory over Portland St. Patrick on Friday eveni...


Basketball - Girls

Ithaca snaps two-game losing skid with win over Michigan Lutheran Seminary WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/27/2017 10:15:45 PM EST

The Ithaca High School girls basketball team snapped a two-game losing skid Friday night on its home court with a 48-34 victory over Michigan Lutheran Seminary. Ithaca (9-3) led by a slim 9-7 lead th...


Basketball - Boys

Pioneers pull away for JPC win over Hornets WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/27/2017 10:03:39 PM EST

The Clare High School boys basketbal team improved to 5-3 overall and to 5-2 in Jack Pine Conference play Friday night as it defeated visiting Harrison 68=55. The Hornets, who fall to 1-8 overall and...


Wrestling

Hot Streak: Pioneers rolling along as postseason nears WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/27/2017 2:24:41 PM EST

Coming into Wednesday's Jack Pine Conference triangular Gladwin and Beaverton were sitting tied atop the conference standings with identical 2-0 records in JPC duals. Conversely, Clare was sitting a...


Wrestling

Sharks run table, win TVC West title outright for fifth-straight season
Updated: 1/25/2017 9:31:46 PM EST

ELSIE - St. Louis' wrestling team ran its conference winning streak to five years and counting Wednesday as it crushed host Ovid-Elsie 66-6. With the win the Sharks improve to 27-3 overall and finish...


Wrestling

Warriors win third-straight CSAA regular-season title
Updated: 1/25/2017 9:15:32 PM EST

HOWARD CITY - The Chippewa Hills wrestling team rolled to a pair of wins Wednesday as it topped host Tri-County 45-30 before crushing Newaygo 79 to -1 on the road. The Warriors, who are ranked third ...


Wrestling

Mt. Pleasant's Trevor Williams, Luke Johnson lead way to pair of dual wins on senior night WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/25/2017 9:03:12 PM EST

The ceremony honoring the Mount Pleasant seniors Wednesday night prior to the home Saginaw Valley League double dual did not take very long at all. A youthful Oilers roster was made evident prior to ...


Wrestling

Panthers win TVC Central outright, crush Swan Valley
Updated: 1/25/2017 8:53:20 PM EST

Alma's wrestling team wrapped up the Tri-Valley Central Conference crown outright Wednesday night as it throttled Saginaw Swan Valley 78-4 at home. One week ago the Panthers clinched a share of the T...


Basketball - Girls

Stat stuffer: Montabella four-year varsity player Madi Cutler enjoying fantastic month of January WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/25/2017 5:07:19 PM EST

Montabella head coach Terry Larsen was as shocked the following day as when he first looked at Madi Cutlerís statistical line following a January 3 home game against Beal City. As a rule of thumb, La...


Basketball - Girls

Eighth-ranked Panthers too much for Oilers WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/24/2017 9:16:31 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant's girls basketball team fell to 4-6 on the season Tuesday as it fell at home to DeWitt by a final of 51-28. The Panthers, who are ranked eighth in Class A and are now 11-1, took an 18-6 ...


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Weekly Prep Schedule for Monday, January 23
Updated: 1/24/2017 2:06:08 PM EST

Tuesday, Jan. 24 Prep Boys Basketball Alma at TVC West Crossover, 7:30 p.m. Saginaw Arts & Sciences at Breckenridge, 7:30 p.m. Coleman at Marion, 7:30 p.m. White Cloud at Chippewa H...


Basketball - Girls

Prep Girls Basketball Rankings for week of Jan. 23
Updated: 1/24/2017 1:21:06 PM EST

AP Prep Girls Basketball Rankings Class A SchoolÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖÖRecordÖÖÖ.Points 1. Saginaw Heritage (2)ÖÖÖÖÖ.(12-0)ÖÖÖ.71 2. Detroit King (2)ÖÖÖ.ÖÖÖÖ..(10-1)ÖÖÖ.70 3. Warren Cousin...


Basketball - Boys

Prep Boys Basketball Rankings for week of Jan. 23
Updated: 1/24/2017 1:15:26 PM EST

AP Prep Boys Basketball Rankings Class A School Total Points 1. Clarkston (3) (10-0) 73 2. Grand Rapids Christian (1) (8-0) 69 3. East Lansing (1) (10-0) 64 4. Detroit U...


Basketball - Girls

Three-land: Sixth-ranked unbeaten Freeland makes 12 3-pointers, rolls past host Ithaca WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/23/2017 10:41:15 PM EST

Ithaca was only a few days removed from a statement victory in a road environment at Frankenmuth. On Monday night, it was unbeaten Freeland which came to Ithaca for a Tri-Valley Conference crossover ...


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Fridayís Prep Roundup: Walden duo leads Fulton to boys basketball victory
Updated: 1/20/2017 10:37:16 PM EST

FULTON - Zach Walden had 20 points, seven assists and three steals to lift the Fulton boys basketball team to a 78-68 victory over Bath on Friday night. Caleb Walden contributed 16 points, 10 rebound...


Basketball - Boys

Huskies looking to make more history in 2017, roll to 6-1 via win over SHA WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/20/2017 10:35:15 PM EST

Remember three months ago when the Breckenridge High School football team became the first squad in state history during the playoff era to go from 0-9 to 9-0? If so you might also remember that the...


Basketball - Boys

Rare air: Mt. Pleasant defeats Saginaw for only second time since joining SVL WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/20/2017 10:21:41 PM EST

Life in the Saginaw Valley League can often be predictable. The Saginaw schools, whether its Saginaw Arthur Hill or Saginaw High, often dominate on the hardwood after being on the losing end of one-s...


Basketball - Girls

Balanced scoring sends Carson City-Crystal to victory at Montabella WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/19/2017 10:40:28 PM EST

The Carson City-Crystal girls basketball team posted a 52-31 victory Thursday night at Mid-State Activities Conference foe Montabella. Carson City (9-2, 5-2) started off slowly, but a corner 3-pointe...


Wrestling

No Quarter: Panthers clinch share of first conference title since 1992 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/19/2017 9:41:05 PM EST

Between 1985 and 1992 Alma High School was one of the most dominant wrestling teams in the state of Michigan. The Panthers won six Mid-Michigan B Conference crowns during that eight-year time period...


Wrestling

Holding rank: Chippewa Hills' Spedowski brothers among 11 ranked Warriors on roster WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/19/2017 4:30:16 PM EST

If a team wishes to be amongst the best in the state, it must have linchpins up and down the roster. Chippewa Hills has no less than 11 such wrestlers who fall under that category, all of which are r...


Wrestling

Third-ranked Chippewa Hills pins down a pair of conference victories WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/18/2017 9:48:24 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills wrestling team, ranked third in Division 3, recorded a pair of Central State Activities Association dual wins Wednesday as it topped Reed City 78-0 and Central Montcalm 77-3. Earni...


Football

Oiler connection: LaFleurs to coach in NFC Championship game
Updated: 1/17/2017 6:31:09 PM EST

The date was Oct. 31, 1997. The site was Mt. Pleasant's Community Memorial Stadium. As it was the host Oiler football team closed the 1997 season out with a provervial thud as they fell to Cadillac...


Basketball - Girls

Unbeaten Sacred Heart holds No. 2 ranking in Class D WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/17/2017 3:43:22 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 Sch...


Basketball - Boys

AP boys state rankings for week of January 16, 2017 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/17/2017 2:27:49 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 Schoo...


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Weekly Prep Schedule for Monday, January 16
Updated: 1/15/2017 12:27:34 AM EST

Monday, Jan. 16 Prep Boys Basketball Alma at Adrian, 7 p.m. Evart at Farwell, 7:30 p.m. Saranac at Vestaburg, 7:30 p.m. Prep Girls Basketball Houghton Lake at Alma, 7:30 p.m. ...


Basketball - Girls

Belles nets 1,000th-career point in Jacket win
Updated: 1/14/2017 11:11:57 PM EST

Ithaca High School junior Kayla Belles recorded her 1,000th career point on Friday night in the Jackets' 48-32 home victory over Saginaw Valley Lutheran. The 6-foot-3 center finished with 20 points a...


Basketball - Boys

Second-half surge: Panthers catch fire and blow by Carrollton
Updated: 1/13/2017 10:35:51 PM EST

A 22-4 third-quarter run proved to be the difference in Friday night's Tri-Valley Central Conference showdown between host Alma and visiting Carrollton. Trailing 38-31 at halftime the Panthers reeled...


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Fridayís Prep Roundup: Kunse has big all-around game to lead Clare past Meridian
Updated: 1/13/2017 10:31:25 PM EST

SANFORD - Natalee Kunse racked up 11 points, nine steals, four rebounds, four assists and three blocks to lift Clare to a 60-39 girls basketball victory over Meridian on Friday. Kayla Junge had 13 po...


Basketball - Girls

Defense sparks offense as Panthers roll over Cavaliers WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/13/2017 9:18:19 PM EST

Talk about getting defensive? On Friday night the Alma High School girls basketball team got ultra-defensive in Tri-Valley Central Conference action against visiting Carrollton. As it was Alma's ful...


Basketball - Girls

Cutler nets triple-double, leads Mustangs to win
Updated: 1/11/2017 11:39:27 PM EST

Montabella High School senior Madi Cutler recorded a triple-double Wednesday night in leading the Mustangs to a 58-47 win over Coleman in MSAC action. Cutler finished with 15 points, 10 assists and 1...


Wrestling

Alma closing in on first conference title since 1989 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/11/2017 10:01:11 PM EST

The conference title drought spans 28 years for Alma High School wrestling. But that title-less streak might be soon coming to an end. The Panthers (18-8, 4-0 Tri-Valley Conference Central) dominate...


Wrestling

Prep Wrestling Rankings for week of Jan. 9
Updated: 1/11/2017 6:31:01 PM EST

Michigan High School Wrestling Team Rankings Division 1 1. Detroit Catholic Central (1) 2. Davison (2) 3. Hartland (3) 4. Macomb Dakota (4) 5. Oxford (5) 6. Grandville (6) 7....


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Weekly Prep Schedule for Monday, January 9
Updated: 1/10/2017 9:23:22 PM EST

Wednesday, Jan. 11 Prep Boys Basketball Clare at Houghton Lake, 7:30 p.m. Beal City at McBain NMC, 7:30 p.m. Gladwin at Farwell, 7:30 p.m. Beaverton at Harrison, 7:30 p.m. Prep ...


Basketball - Girls

Irish reel in ranking of No. 2 in Class D
Updated: 1/10/2017 9:09:38 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 ...


Wrestling

Traditionally strong Carson City-Crystal primed for another postseason run WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/10/2017 4:40:34 PM EST

Carson City-Crystal wrestling is steeped in tradition. Kacy Datema, the head coach for the Eagles the past six years, has played a significant role in helping to form that tradition as he was a two-t...


Football

Making the grade: MHSFCA announces All-Academic teams
Updated: 1/9/2017 4:08:58 PM EST

The Michigan High School Football Coaches Association recently released its academic All-State teams for the 2016 season and mid-Michigan was well represented. Breckenridge's Korbin Colthorp made the...


Competitive Cheerleading

Alma, two-time defending D4 state champion Breckenridge compete at Merrill WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/7/2017 6:15:49 PM EST

Link: Results from Saturday's Merrill Invitational...


Basketball - Boys

Seth Mackenzie scores 24 as Chippewa Hills edges visiting Tri County WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/6/2017 11:18:52 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School boys basketball team held on for a 56-52 victory Friday night at home in a entertaining battle versus Central State Activities Association foe Tri County. The game went...


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Fridayís Prep Roundup: Ashley gets past Vestaburg in girls basketball
Updated: 1/6/2017 11:04:35 PM EST

ASHLEY - Nicole Hardman and Anna Fabus each totaled 10 points apiece and Ashley earned a 48-19 win against Vestaburg in girls basketball action Friday. Ashley improves to 2-5 with the win. Lezlie Fai...


Basketball - Girls

Chippewa Hills falters against Tri County after strong start WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/6/2017 10:37:52 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School girls basketball team fell by a 46-32 score Friday night versus visiting Tri County. It was a game that started out well for the Warriors as they led 7-1 in the early g...


Basketball - Girls

Huskies shoot lights-out, stifle Mustangs WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/6/2017 10:10:31 PM EST

Coming into Friday nightís Mid-State Activities Association contest the Montabella girls basketball program was fresh off a history-making performance. In the Mustangsí non-conference game against Be...


Wrestling

Oilers split pair at annual Coca-Cola Classic Invite WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/6/2017 9:45:49 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant wrestling team went 1-1 in its annual Coca-Cola Classic Invite on Friday evening to improve to 9-3 in dual meets on the season. The Oilers dominated their opener as they won eight of...


Basketball - Girls

1,000-point club: Alma's Seeley breaks through scoring ceiling WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/6/2017 9:00:47 PM EST

STANDISH - Alma High School senior guard Kenzie Seeley surpassed the 1,000-point plateau on Friday night in leading the Panthers to a Tri-Valley Central Conference win over host Standish Sterling by a...


Football

Mt. Pleasant's Sean Fitzgerald to play in Blue-Grey All-American Bowl in Jacksonville WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/6/2017 2:25:23 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant senior left tackle Sean Fitzgerald will play in the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at the Jacksonville Jaguars' EverBank Field on January 14 at 1 p.m. The game can be watched live on ESPN3....


Basketball - Boys

Vestaburg looks to use veteran leadership to repeat as league champs WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/5/2017 10:45:08 PM EST

In a season of changing tides in the Mid-State Activities Conference, a few things stay constant in Vestaburg: Todd Halcomb is still the head basketball coach, his expectations are as high as ever for...


Basketball - Boys

Carson City-Crystal stays unbeaten in MSAC as it runs past host Coleman WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/5/2017 10:40:04 PM EST

Carson City-Crystal has not had much luck against a difficult non-conference schedule thus far this season, falling in all three closely contested games. But those three losses Ė against Fowler, Itha...


Basketball - Girls

Come together: Pioneers could make some noise in 2017 if they play as a team WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/5/2017 10:23:43 PM EST

It's about having like-minded people working together towards a collective goal. Whether it's building a building or building a team really doesn't matter because the bottom line is success is only a...


Wrestling

Mat milestone: Montabella coach Shaun Balhorn records 400th career victory WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/4/2017 11:10:40 PM EST

Shaun Balhorn has overseen plenty of individual and team success during his 20 years as Montabella High School varsity wrestling coach. The wins have continued to pile up throughout the years and wh...


Basketball - Girls

Jackets off to great start in 2017 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/4/2017 4:45:38 PM EST

They're off to another great start, but can they maintain it? Heading into the 2016-17 season the Ithaca High School girls basketball team is coming off its best season in program history, one that ...


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Weekly Prep Schedule for week of Monday, Jan. 2
Updated: 1/3/2017 10:51:39 PM EST

Wednesday, Jan. 4 Prep Boys Basketball Portland St. Patís at Ashley, 7:30 p.m. Prep Girls Basketball Pewamo-Westphalia at Fulton, 7 p.m. Vestaburg at Big Rapids Crossroads, 7:30...


Basketball - Girls

Jackets roll to 4-1 via win over Jays WITH GALLERY
Updated: 1/3/2017 10:26:35 PM EST

Ithaca's girls basketball team improved to 4-1 on the season Tuesday as it topped host Shepherd 37-32 in Tri-Valley Conference non-conference action. The Jackets, who advanced to the Class C semifina...


Wrestling

Warriors roll to third tourney title of season at Threloff Invite WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/30/2016 7:20:31 PM EST

Chippewa Hills' wrestling team won its third invite title of the season Friday as it finished first at the 15-team Bob Threloff Invite hosted by St. Louis. The Warriors finished with 334.5 points on ...


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Morning Sun top sports stories of 2016: No. 1 through No. 5 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/30/2016 6:25:12 PM EST

Some stories just jump off the page. Stories of people's struggles to defeat overwhelming odds or stories that bring a family or community together or drive it apart. Over the course of 2016 there w...


Basketball - Boys

Comeback kids fall short: Aggies drop first game of 2016-17 season WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/29/2016 9:04:50 PM EST

If you keep baiting the hydra you're eventually going to get bit. Over the course of the first two games of the 2016-17 regular season the Beal City boys basketball team has overcome double-digit def...


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Morning Sun top sports stories of 2016: No. 6 through No. 10 plus honorable mentions WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/29/2016 4:24:11 PM EST

Picking the top sports stories to happen in the Morning Sun coverage area during the calendar year is always a difficult task. Whether it is coming up with a definitive top 10 or even ranking the bes...


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Weekly Prep Schedule for week of Monday, Dec. 26
Updated: 12/27/2016 12:29:50 AM EST

Wednesday, Dec. 28 Prep Boys Basketball Ithaca at Fulton, 7 p.m. Breckenridge vs. St. Louis at Palace of Auburn Hills, 1 p.m. Prep Wrestling Alma at Montrose Tournament, TBA ...


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Spirit of St. Louis: Community rallies around Maverick Giles
Updated: 12/24/2016 2:35:20 PM EST

It's the kind of thing you hear about happening somewhere else and most people would prefer that it stay that way. Yet over the span of the last two and one-half months mid-Michigan has had two inst...


Wrestling

Patience is a Virtue: Warriors one of the favorites to win D3 state title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/23/2016 2:07:11 PM EST

If the Warriors had it their way they'd fast forward two months and be preparing for the postseason. But the wrestling season doesn't take into account a team's potential course to destination or it...


Wrestling

Sharks roll, improve to 10-0 on season WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/21/2016 5:18:56 PM EST

There's nothing wrong with being perfect. Through the first month of the 2016-17 season that's exactly what the St. Louis High School wrestling has been, perfect as in impeccable and superb. On Wedn...


Basketball - Boys

Late arrival: Beal City overcomes 11-point second half deficit to slip past Sacred Heart WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/20/2016 11:18:25 PM EST

In a game between two rival teams still learning how to win games, something had to give. Beal City and Sacred Heart both entered the 2016-17 season with young and promising rosters, full of juniors ...


Basketball - Boys

Last-minute heroics lifts Eagles to first win of season WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/20/2016 10:11:07 PM EST

A Jacob Graves lay up with 21 seconds left in regulation proved to the difference Tuesday as Farwell squeaked past host Montabella 49-48 in non-conference action. The win was the first of the season ...


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Vestaburg has two coaching openings
Updated: 12/20/2016 1:32:00 PM EST

Vestaburg Schools currently has two coaching vacancies and is looking for a head baseball coach and an assistant varsity football coach. To apply for the opening email Vestaburg Athletic Director Mat...


Basketball - Girls

Defense wins championships: Irish roll to 5-0 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/19/2016 10:17:39 PM EST

The opening half of the opening game of the 2016-17 season spoke volumes. As it was Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart's girls basketball team, which played for the Class D state title last March, opened the ...


Basketball - Boys

Lehman grabs 31 rebounds, lifts Jackets to win over Sharks WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/17/2016 1:12:14 AM EST

Stop me if youíve heard this before: Levi Lehman and Isaiah Hoag combined for a monster night, bullying the opposition in the paint and securing an Ithaca victory. Prior to Isaiah Hoagís ankle injury...


Basketball - Boys

Lehman grabs 31 rebounds, lifts Jackets to win over Sharks WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/17/2016 1:12:14 AM EST

Stop me if youíve heard this before: Levi Lehman and Isaiah Hoag combined for a monster night, bullying the opposition in the paint and securing an Ithaca victory. Prior to Isaiah Hoagís ankle injury...


Basketball - Girls

Victory Belles: Ithaca retains Victory Bell WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/17/2016 12:33:27 AM EST

The first time that first-year Ithaca coach Ty Warczinsky saw Kayla Belles was at last yearís district final, hosted by the Jackets. During the boys game, Belles was not in the stands with her friend...


Basketball - Boys

Nelson has a night, leads Irish to first win of season WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/15/2016 9:47:18 PM EST

Colten Nelson played the role of one-person wrecking crew on Thursday night. The Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart sophomore point guard posted a career-best 27 points en route to a 77-35 victory over visiti...


Wrestling

St. Louis stays undefeated with triumphs over Lakeview, Chesaning; Montabella drops a pair WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/14/2016 9:17:48 PM EST

St. Louis continued its fantastic December in a home quadrangular Wednesday night. By defeating Lakeview 54-27 and Chesaning 48-36, the Sharks remained unbeaten in duals as they improved to 9-0 on th...


Basketball - Girls

Alma senior Kenzie Seeley drops 26 points, Panthers cruise past Shepherd WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/14/2016 12:14:40 AM EST

With the game becoming a one-sided affair very quickly, only one question remained as host Alma began to dismantle rival Shepherd. Would Panthers standout senior guard Kenzie Seeley outscore the Blue...


Basketball - Boys

Role call: Alma follows lead of go-to scorer Konner Vedrode, tops rival Shepherd WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/13/2016 11:50:49 PM EST

The one constant for Alma this season was going to be senior shooting guard Konner Vedrode. Having lost plenty of firepower to graduation including All-Stater Dylan Carl, there was going to be an obv...


Basketball - Boys

Sluggish second half costs Sharks in opener WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/13/2016 10:27:48 PM EST

The St. Louis boys basketball team opened the 2016-17 season at home Tuesday by hosting Tri-Valley West Conference rival Ovid-Elsie. The Sharks raced out to an early double-digit lead in the contest ...


Basketball - Girls

Lady Sharks improve to 4-0 on season WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/13/2016 10:17:23 PM EST

Great basketball teams are usually great because they can do one of two things. Some teams just flat out score at wholesale ratees, thus they specialize in running up a point total that usually can't...


Basketball - Boys

Panthers have new look but same goals in 2016-17 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/13/2016 4:24:03 PM EST

Over the course of the past two seasons the Alma High School boys basketball team has been nothing short of spectacular. In 2014-15 the Panthers went 18-5 overall and 12-2 in the Tri-Valley Central C...


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Weekly Prep Schedule for Monday, December 12
Updated: 12/12/2016 5:15:34 PM EST

Monday, Dec. 12 Prep Bowling Central Montcalm at Carson City-Crystal, 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 Prep Boys Basketball Shepherd at Alma, 7:30 p.m. Fulton at Pottervill...


Football

Morning Sun first team, second team and honorable mention selections WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/10/2016 11:32:03 AM EST

Link: Morning Sun Dream Team Offense Story Link: Morning Sun Dream Team Defense Story F...


Football

People mover: Mount Pleasant senior Sean Fitzgerald powers up, leads Morning Sun Dream Team Offense WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/10/2016 10:45:59 AM EST

Link: Morning Sun Dream Team Defense Story Link: Morning Sun First Team/Second Team/HM list ...


Football

Storybook season: Breckenridge junior Kenyon Story headlines Morning Sun Dream Team Defense WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/10/2016 9:27:29 AM EST

Link: Morning Sun Dream Team Offense Story Link: Morning Sun First Team/Second Team/HM List ...


Basketball - Boys

Mount Pleasant seniors Noah Ingram, Obie Ricumstrict lead scoring column in win over Bay City Central WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/9/2016 10:59:23 PM EST

There are no secrets about who the go-to scorers will be this season for Mt. Pleasant boys basketball. Back in the fold are senior guards Noah Ingram and Obie Ricumstrict, both of whom averaged over ...


Basketball - Girls

Record setter: Federspiel helps Huskies to MSAC victory WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/9/2016 10:22:50 PM EST

Prior to Friday night, the last time the Breckenridge girls basketball team was on the court a record was broken. Senior Kylie Federspiel hung up 34 points against St. Charles in a home win Monday, b...


Basketball - Boys

Thompson has a night, leads Panthers past Alpena WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/9/2016 8:52:42 PM EST

A career-night from senior CJ Thompson propelled the Alma boys basketball team to its first win of the season Friday as it topped Alpena 70-59. The host Panthers outscored the Wildcats (0-2) by a tal...


Volleyball

2016 Morning Sun Volleyball Teams WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/8/2016 8:08:09 PM EST

First Team Hitter - Marissa Schmitt, Carson City: Senior finished with 332 kills, 438 digs, 68 aces and 37 blocks. Hit .176 earned first-team All-MSAC honors. Three-year starter and tw...


Volleyball

Building Block: St. Louis senior Jaelynn Block captains 2016 Dream Team WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/8/2016 7:15:55 PM EST

Its history is filled with accomplishment and a rich tradition of winning dating back decades. When you walk around the trophy cases at St. Louis High School you can't help but be taken back a bit by...


Wrestling

Sharks win battle of Gratiot County, open season at 2-0 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/8/2016 12:03:13 AM EST

This is how you open the wrestling season properly. First off you find three solid programs within a close geographic proximity of one another and then you bring them together. Secondly you take two...


Hockey - Boys

Late dramatics: Mount Pleasant defeats rival Midland for first time in program history with third-period barrage WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/7/2016 11:44:55 PM EST

A win over Midland was an unattainable feat the previous eight years for the Mount Pleasant High School hockey team. Sure, there were some close calls along the way but the Chemics always managed to ...


Wrestling

Back with a vengeance: Warriors thump out two wins to open season WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/7/2016 11:03:17 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills wrestling team opened the season at home Wednesday with a pair of convincing wins over Shelby and Farwell. The Warriors, who wrestled in the D3 team state final last March, topped ...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca senior Isaiah Hoag returns from 'devastating' ankle injury, helps lead way to season-opening win over Shepherd WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/6/2016 11:50:22 PM EST

Isaiah Hoag was halfway through a tremendous junior season. The way Hoag was performing as Ithaca High Schoolís leading scorer on a team that was 9-0 entering a game at Alma on January 20 of 2016, he...


Basketball - Boys

Pirates reload: 2016 semifinalists return plenty this season WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/6/2016 10:55:03 PM EST

Any time a team graduates a player that holds multiple school records, the transition to finding a new star can be difficult. Fulton basketball finds itself in this situation this season, following...


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Weekly Prep Schedule for Monday, Dec. 5
Updated: 12/4/2016 1:07:03 PM EST

Monday, Dec. 5 Prep Girls Basketball St. Charles at Breckenridge, 7:30 p.m. Sanford-Meridian at Shepherd, 7:30 p.m. NJCAA Menís Basketball Lake Superior State JV at Mid Michi...


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Leap year: Mount Pleasant sophomore Logan Ingram shows strides in second season on varsity WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/2/2016 11:44:56 PM EST

Logan Ingram absorbed everything as an untested freshman on the Mount Pleasant High School girls basketball team. As a sophomore, she is reaping the rewards. Ingram played a vital role Friday night,...


Basketball - Girls

Run, run, run: Irish roll in season-opener WITH GALLERY
Updated: 12/2/2016 10:13:53 PM EST

Eight and a half months ago they played for the Class D state title at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. On Friday night the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy girls basketball team opened the 2016-...


Football

Invite Only: Ruggles heading to senior showcase game in Atlanta
Updated: 11/30/2016 2:31:43 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy quarterback Ian Ruggles had a statistically stellar senior season in 2016. The 6-foot-3 signal caller threw for 2,279 yards and 22 touchdowns in leading the Irish to...


Cross Country

Four-time All-Stater Alexis McConnell captains 2016 Morning Sun Dream Team WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/29/2016 5:21:29 PM EST

Dream Team 18:03 - Alexis McConnell, SHA - Senior capped her phenomenal career by earning All-State honors for a fourth time as she was fourth in the D4 state finals. Led Irish to bac...


Cross Country

St. Louis' Goodell captains 2016 Morning Sun cross country teams WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/28/2016 5:45:55 PM EST

Dream Team 15:52 - Evan Goodell, St. Louis - Senior is one of the best runners in the state in any division. Finished second in regionals and third in the D3 state finals for the Sharks...


Football

Mt. Pleasant's Fitzgerald earns first-team All-State honors WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/25/2016 11:44:09 AM EST

The 2016 Associated Press High School Division 3-4 Football Team, selected by Michigan sportswriters and broadcasters. PLAYER OF THE YEAR Kalil Pimpleton, Muskegon, senior FIRST-TE...


Football

Berrien Springs' Paea named AP Division 5-6 Player of Year WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/23/2016 10:42:17 AM EST

LANSING (AP) ó Phil Paea has stood out physically and spiritually for the Berrien Springs football team the past two seasons. Before every Shamrock game, the 6-foot-4, 300-pound two-way lineman who'l...


Football

Smith captains Division 7-8 All-State football team WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/22/2016 11:04:18 AM EST

LANSING (AP) ó Jared Smith was just hoping to set a school record or two when he began his varsity football career at Pewamo-Westphalia a few years ago. He's more than exceeded that. The Pewamo-West...


Cross Country

Goodell, Harper, McConnell to run in Mid-East Cross Country Championships Saturday
Updated: 11/18/2016 2:18:46 PM EST

Three mid-Michigan prep cross country stars will be competing in the Mid-East Cross Country Championships in Kettering, Ohio on Saturday morning. As it stands Clare's Jasmine Harper, Mt. Pleasant Sac...


Volleyball

Irish close season out in quarterfinals, fall to defending state champion Leland
Updated: 11/15/2016 9:13:56 PM EST

BUCKLEY - The Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart volleyball team had its season come to a close Tuesday in Class D quarterfinal action from Buckley High School. As it was the Irish fell to defending Class D s...


Volleyball

Irish ready for rematch with Leland WITH GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 11/14/2016 3:32:19 PM EST

For the fourth season in a row Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy's volleyball team has made it into the 'Elite Eight' in Class D. In short the Irish are just one of eight teams remaining in the MHSAA...


Football

Rare air: Ithaca loses for second time since start of 2010, falls to Frankenmuth in D5 regional final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/12/2016 6:16:39 PM EST

Ithaca put up its best Rocky Balboa fight. In a Division 5 regional final that saw the host Yellowjackets outgained by nearly a 2-to-1 margin by opposing Frankenmuth, they still held the football wit...


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Quarterfinals clash: Ithaca set to host Frankenmuth Saturday in D5 regional final WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/11/2016 3:14:54 PM EST

Ithaca turned many heads in Division 5 last weekend with its blowout victory over Muskegon Oakridge. Perhaps the convincing 47-6 win by the Yellowjackets should not have be so surprising due to all t...


Volleyball

Irish finish with a flurry, advance to 4th-straight Class D quarterfinal WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/10/2016 10:08:09 PM EST

When you go to a fifth set you're looking to get out to a fast start. After playing to a stalemate through the first four sets of Thursday night's Class D home regional final Mt. Pleasant Sacred Hear...


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Getting ready for college: Mid-Michigan student athletes sign National-Letters-of-Intent
Updated: 11/9/2016 4:32:06 PM EST

Signing day arrived Wednesday around the state of Michigan and numerous mid-Michigan student-athletes signed their National-Letters-of-Intent to play at the collegiate level starting next fall. Here'...


Volleyball

Regional Rematch: Irish and Falcons meet in Class D regional final WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/9/2016 1:34:55 PM EST

On Tuesday night the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team put on a show. The Irish hit with fervor, dug the ball like a machine and served it with purpose. In short host SHA turned in a...


Volleyball

Coleman edged in five-set instant classic by Morley Stanwood in Class C regional semifinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/8/2016 11:59:26 PM EST

No longer can Coleman simply be considered a ďsoftball schoolĒ as far as girls athletics are concerned. The Cometsí performance in girls basketball last season was a major step forward on the hardwoo...


Volleyball

Irish put it all together, advance to Class D regional final WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/8/2016 9:06:38 PM EST

Krista Davis was talking about hitting percentage and then about serve receive before going on about block assists. Every time the third-year Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy volleyball coach spoke...


Volleyball

Coleman set for first Class C regional semifinal match in 15 years versus Morley Stanwood WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/7/2016 4:33:57 PM EST

Coleman volleyball did not necessarily enter its home Class C district as the favorites. When a district title had not been added to the Cometsí volleyball banner since 2001, it would be completely u...


Volleyball

Irish host Class D regional this week, eye return trip to quarterfinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/7/2016 3:41:42 PM EST

You win by playing within your system, it's that simple. Over the past eight years the system in place at Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy has been very successful, to the point that the Irish have ...


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Weekly Prep Schedule for Monday, Nov. 7
Updated: 11/7/2016 11:49:03 AM EST

Prep Volleyball Regionals Class C At Beal City High School Tuesday, Nov. 8 G1: Saginaw Valley Lutheran vs. Shelby, 5:30 p.m. G2: Coleman vs. Morley-Stanwood, 7 p.m....


Football

Sun-sational: Ithaca QB Joey Bentley shines, accounts for seven TDs in D5 district final win over Oakridge WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/5/2016 7:34:17 PM EST

Joey Bentley followed in the footsteps of a number of Ithaca quarterbacks that have played a role in turning the program into a state powerhouse. On Saturday afternoon at Alma College, Bentley had as...


Volleyball

Fall classic: Mount Pleasant loses heartbreaker to Midland in five-set Class A district final WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/5/2016 7:22:34 PM EST

You could not ask for a more phenomenal volleyball match. Unfortunately for Mount Pleasant, the final couple of bounces during the five-set Class A district final went the way of rival Midland. The...


Cross Country

Local Cross Country Results from Saturday's Finals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/5/2016 7:04:29 PM EST

MHSAA State Cross Country Finals At Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 (Top 30 runners earn All-State honors) Division 1 Boys Team...


Cross Country

Irish rewrite record books again, win second-straight D4 title
Updated: 11/5/2016 5:09:04 PM EST

BROOKLYN Ė Some of the most captivating moments in sports come during record-breaking performances. Some of those moments can be seen in advance. Cumulative statistics, win totals, and many other...


Football

Defending D8 state champs too much for Beal City
Updated: 11/5/2016 4:41:54 PM EST

MUSKEGON - The Beal City football team closed the 2016 campaign out Saturday in Division 8 district final action from Muskegon Catholic Central. As it was the defending D8 state champions beat the Ag...


Football

Eskymos roll over Panthers in D4 district final action WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/5/2016 4:36:06 PM EST

After about five postgame questions Dan Falor couldn't say any more. Not that he didn't want to, but he just couldn't. The Alma High School football coach had already answered his share of questions...


Football

Smashmouth football: Warriors fall in D5 district final to Coyotes WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/5/2016 12:59:20 AM EST

REED CITY - When you give everything you have to it you're going to take something from it. Be it a victory or a soul-filled sense of pride or just the basic knowledge that you gave 100 percent and h...


Football

Sizing up: Ithaca set to square off with Muskegon Oakridge in D5 district final at Alma College WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/4/2016 4:49:25 PM EST

During the regular season, Ithaca did not see an opponent with a school enrollment higher than 497 students. Saturday afternoonís 1 p.m. Division 5 district final will mark a second consecutive oppon...


Cross Country

Cross Country finals: Start times for Saturday's race at MIS
Updated: 11/4/2016 4:28:00 PM EST

A cool dozen. That's how many mid-Michigan cross country teams will be competing at the Michigan High School Athletic Association state finals at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn Saturday....


Football

Division 8 Playoffs: Beal City travels to Muskegon CC for D8 district final
Updated: 11/4/2016 3:29:58 PM EST

The date was Nov. 21, 2009. The site was Housman Field in Grand Rapids. As it was the Beal City High School football team pulled off one of the bigger upsets of the 2009 season on the aforementioned...


Volleyball

Banner day: Coleman claims first district title in 15 years, downs Beal City in five-set thriller WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/3/2016 11:25:52 PM EST

Volleyball does not have the richest history at Coleman High School. The banner is completely barren in the regional titles department, while conference titles are scattered throughout the years but ...


Volleyball

All Smiles: Irish win fourth-straight district title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 11/3/2016 11:04:03 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS - Grace Reetz was all smiles in the immediate moments following Thursday night's Class D volleyball district finale from Big Rapids Crossroads Charter Academy. The Mt. Pleasant Sacred Hea...


Football

Saturday showdown: Alma hosts Escanaba in rematch of 2011 D4 district title game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/3/2016 3:53:10 PM EST

The last time Alma was in position to win a district title in football, the hurdle standing in the way was an Escanaba team traveling from 325 miles away. Not exactly the travel schedule one might pi...


Football

Conference rematch: Warriors and Coyotes play for D5 district title WITH GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 11/2/2016 5:28:33 PM EST

When these two teams met back on September 30 there was plenty to talk about. As it was both the Chippewa Hills Warriors and Reed City Coyotes entered their week six contest unbeaten at 5-0. Additio...


Baseball

Beeson signs to play baseball at Siena Heights
Updated: 11/2/2016 5:19:44 PM EST

St. Louis' Marcus Beeson recently signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Siena Heights starting in 2017. As a junior he earned first-team All-TVC West honors and was All-District fo...


Volleyball

Irish claim MSAC title outright
Updated: 10/30/2016 3:00:43 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy won the Mid-State Activities Conference title outright on Saturday by going 4-0 at the MSAC tournament hosted by Coleman. For the tournament, Sacred Heart defeated ...


ALL

Weekly Prep Schedule for Monday, October 31
Updated: 10/30/2016 2:20:48 PM EST

Prep Volleyball Districts Class A At Saginaw Heritage Tuesday, Nov. 1 G1: Mt. Pleasant vs. Midland Dow, 5:30 p.m. G2: Saginaw Heritage vs. Bay City Western, 6:30 p.m....


Volleyball

Prep Volleyball District Schedule
Updated: 10/30/2016 2:09:09 PM EST

Prep Volleyball Districts Class A At Saginaw Heritage Tuesday, Nov. 1 G1: Mt. Pleasant vs. Midland Dow, 5:30 p.m. G2: Saginaw Heritage vs. Bay City Western, 6:30 p.m....


Cross Country

Blue Jay Way: Shepherd boys win second-straight regional title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/29/2016 3:33:11 PM EST

The Shepherd High School boys cross country program won its second-straight Division 3 regional title Saturday at home as it finished atop the 13-team field with 52 points. The Jays had all five scor...


Cross Country

SHA girls and Beal City boys win regional crowns WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/29/2016 2:34:35 PM EST

A pair of mid-Michigan cross country teams won Division 4 regional titles Saturday at Shepherd High School. As it was top-ranked defending Division 4 state champion Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart won its ...


Football

Chippewa Hills holds off Clare in Division 5 pre-district nail-biter WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/29/2016 1:51:57 AM EST

The Chippewa Hills football team held off Clare 32-27 in Division 5 pre-district action from Warrior Field Friday. The Warriors improve to 9-1 via the victory while Clare closes the 2016 docket out a...


Football

Historic Breckenridge season comes to close with D8 district opener loss to Saginaw Nouvel WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/29/2016 12:39:37 AM EST

Breckenridge football became one of the best feel-good football stories in the state of Michigan this year as it created history. Well-documented statewide due to the media attention and fanfare it r...


Football

Jackets Roll: Ithaca scores 61 unanswered en route to rout WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/28/2016 11:53:16 PM EST

Belding began the game with a touchdown. Yet that would be the lone highlight of the night for Belding as host Ithaca scored 61 unanswered points en route to a 61-7 victory in Division 5 playoff act...


Football

Hornets fall to Bucks in D6 playoff opener WITH GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 10/28/2016 11:35:40 PM EST

LEROY - The Harrison High School football team closed the 2016 season out Friday with a 35-12 loss to LeRoy Pine River in Division 6 pre-district action. The Bucks took a 21-6 lead into the half and ...


Football

Alma advances: Rushing attack leads Panthers to first playoff win since 2011 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/28/2016 11:20:21 PM EST

ALMA Ė The feet of senior Anthony Humm and sophomore Brec Alward accumulated nearly 300 yards and three touchdowns on the ground Friday night as they willed Alma to a 28-7 victory in its 2016 D4 playo...


Football

Walking wounded: Third-string QB leads Aggies to win in playoff opener WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/28/2016 11:05:54 PM EST

Nothing like turning to your back-up's back-up in the opening round of the playoffs. On Friday night from Frank A. Schafer field the Beal City Aggies turned to third-string quarterback Logan Chilman ...


Football

Sacred Heart throttled by three-time D8 defending state champion Muskegon Catholic Central WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/28/2016 10:42:11 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy football team was unable to hang with top-ranked host Muskegon Catholic Central Friday night in a Division 8 district semifinal, falling 68-7. By the time the contest hit hal...


Cross Country

Regional Ready? Huskies looking to make return trip to state finals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/28/2016 2:03:32 PM EST

Over the last five years the Breckenridge High School cross country team has had plenty of success. Since 2011 the Breckenridge boys have finished in the top-13 at the Division 4 state finals three t...


ALL

Thursdayís Prep Roundup: Montabella wins in four sets against Big Rapids
Updated: 10/27/2016 10:59:20 PM EST

Volleyball - Montabella 25-25-23-25, Big Rapids Crossroads Academy 20-23-25-12 Ė At Big Rapids, Taylor Peabody had 21 kills, 18 digs, four aces and a block. McKenna Harrison 12 kills, seven digs, f...


Football

Sacred Heart draws top-ranked juggernaut Muskegon Catholic Central in first round for second straight year WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/27/2016 5:17:22 PM EST

Five teams in Division 8 received a postseason bid with a 5-4 record. When a team is invited to the playoffs with a 5-4 mark, there is no room to complain about the matchup or travel or any other hur...


Football

Division 6 Playoffs: Hornets looking to run into second round WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/27/2016 4:13:07 PM EST

For Mike Petrongelli the winning formula is rather easy. Heading into Friday's Division 6 district semifinal playoff game at LeRoy Pine River the long-time Harrison football coach just wants to run t...


Football

Moving on up: Unbeaten Ithaca opens postseason versus Belding in new Division 5 setting WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/27/2016 4:02:49 PM EST

Ithaca head coach Terry Hessbrook does not discount anyone once the playoffs roll around. In fact, he has always had a similar response when asked about early-round opponents that might not come in w...


Cross Country

Prep Cross Country Rankings
Updated: 10/26/2016 9:23:30 PM EST

Week of October 24, 2016 MichiganCrossCountry.com Prep Rankings LP Division 1 Boys 1 Saline 2 Novi 3 Northville 4 White Lake Lakeland 5 Ann Arbor Pioneer 6 Rockford 7 C...


Football

Final Prep Football Rankings for 2016
Updated: 10/26/2016 9:11:42 PM EST

AP Prep Football poll Final Poll of 2016 By The Associated Press Division I School Total Points 1. Detroit Cass Tech (5) Ā(9-0)...


Football

Breckenridge preps for first playoff game in 23 years, hosts Saginaw Nouvel Friday night WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/26/2016 5:24:17 PM EST

With a great regular season comes the much-deserved recognition. Breckenridge made history in 2016 when it became the first-ever varsity football team in the Michigan High School Athletic Association...


Football

Division 4 Playoffs: Panther defense shines in 2016 WITH GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 10/26/2016 4:41:44 PM EST

A great offense can take you so far. But when you add in a great defense the potential is limitless. Throughout the course of the 2016 regular season the Alma Panthers have put together one of the b...


Volleyball

Perfection: Irish run the table to unbeaten MSAC regular season WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/25/2016 9:52:03 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart's volleyball team finished the Mid-State Activities Conference regular season unbeaten via a tough-fought five-set win at Coleman Tuesday. The host Comets (15-23-2, 4-3 MSAC...


Football

Division 8 Playoffs: Wolverines run into Aggies yet again WITH GALLERIES
Updated: 10/25/2016 4:21:53 PM EST

Some times you earn your way in and sometimes you back in. Two weeks ago the Beal City High School football team locked down its sixth win of the 2016 season as it squeaked out a 14-13 road win at Mo...


Football

Division 8 Playoffs: Wolverines run into Aggies yet again WITH GALLERIES
Updated: 10/25/2016 4:21:53 PM EST

Some times you earn your way in and sometimes you back in. Two weeks ago the Beal City High School football team locked down its sixth win of the 2016 season as it squeaked out a 14-13 road win at Mo...


Football

Division 5 Playoffs: Clare and Chippewa Hills renew rivalry WITH GALLERIES
Updated: 10/25/2016 2:46:26 PM EST

Although they are less than 30 miles apart they rarely play football against one another. In fact the last time Chippewa Hills and Clare met on the varsity gridiron came way back in October of 1977 w...


Football

2016 Prep Football Playoff Pairings
Updated: 10/23/2016 8:02:11 PM EST

2016 Prep Football Pairings R = Region D = District All Games Times Local Division 1 R1-D1 Rockford (6-3) 79.000 at Hudsonville (8-1) 100.333 R1-D1 Grand Ledge (7-2) 85....


Football

Letter to the Editor: Oilers rebound to finish 2016 strong
Updated: 10/23/2016 3:22:12 PM EST

In the dog days of summer Mount Pleasant Oiler football players and coaches met at Community Memorial Stadium to start their 2016 season. Those close to the program knew well the implication of 27 s...


Cross Country

Title Time: SHA girls win Class D state title, boys land runner-up WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/22/2016 3:51:25 PM EST

They won the Mid-State Activities Conference title on Wednesday and on Saturday they claimed another crown. The top-ranked Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy girls cross country team won its third-str...


Football

Getting Defensive: Warrior D sets new school record in win over Aggies WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/22/2016 12:56:37 AM EST

Once you watch enough football you come to appreciate defense. While highlight-reel catches and triple-digit offensive stats are nice and often a great starting point towards explanation they can als...


Football

Ithaca ekes by Shepherd in regular season finale thriller WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/22/2016 12:53:41 AM EST

Ithaca freshman running back Brayden Shaw scored on a 3-yard run with 2:55 remaining Friday night as the host Yellowjackets held off rival Shepherd 31-24 in a thriller. With the win, Ithaca (9-0) ex...


Football

Complete 180: Breckenridge tops Burton Bendle, finishes regular season unbeaten one year after going winless WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/22/2016 12:38:58 AM EST

One season ago, Breckenridge struggled to even field a varsity team. There was even a game in October of 2015 when the Huskies only had 11 healthy players available during a game at Saginaw Valley Lu...


Football

Dynamite D: Panther defense ties 61-year old school record in win over Big Rapids WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/21/2016 11:34:24 PM EST

Rarely do you see shutouts in high school football. Even more rarely do you see 61-year old records being challenged. Fans at Don Miller Field saw both on Friday night. The Alma Panthers footbal...


Basketball - Girls

Going with Gamble: Former SHA standout now a member of CMU women's team
Updated: 10/20/2016 3:44:04 PM EST

Call it a premonition or intuition or just an educated guess. Last fall during the build up to the prep girls basketball season the Morning Sun sports staff was having a budget meeting and discussing...


Volleyball

Central contenders: Alma defeats Bullock Creek, will play for share of conference title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/19/2016 11:05:45 PM EST

Kristi Lippert had to pause for a couple seconds when asked if she expected Alma to enjoy so much success in her first year as varsity head coach. The question came moments after yet another importan...


Cross Country

CSAA Champs: Chippewa Hills girls claim CSAA title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/19/2016 10:53:47 PM EST

HOWARD CITY - Chippewa Hills' girls cross country team wrapped up the conference title on Tuesday evening at Tri-County High School. The Warriors finished second in Tuesday's meet behind only Big Rap...


Cross Country

Dynasty: Pioneers add to impressive JPC-title streak PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/19/2016 8:29:54 PM EST

ROSCOMMON - The Clare High School cross country programs had a day Wednesday as they won both sides of the third and final Jack Pine Conference jamboree of 2016 in Roscommon. The fifth-ranked girls f...


Cross Country

Postseason Prep: Irish sweep up pair of MSAC titles PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/19/2016 7:43:38 PM EST

And so the postseason push begins. On Wednesday afternoon from the Fishcreek Sportsman Club in Carson City the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy cross country teams took the first step towards the 20...


Football

Beal City at Chippewa Hills highlights week nine action
Updated: 10/19/2016 3:18:25 PM EST

Week Nine Pigskin Picks (All Games kick off at 7 p.m. Friday) Beal City (6-2) at Chippewa Hills (7-1) If there is a game that makes sense it's this one. The first meeting bet...


Cross Country

Shepherd girls win All-TVC title, boys land runner-up WITH GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 10/18/2016 11:10:20 PM EST

CARO - The Shepherd girls cross country team won the All-TVC title Tuesday as it finished atop the 21-team field with 49 points at the Caro Golf Club. Alma was second with 104 points while Ithaca lan...


Cross Country

Aggies holding it together with regionals looming WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/18/2016 9:56:31 PM EST

Over the span of the last five years the Beal City girls cross country program has finished in the top-10 at the Division 4 state finals five times and claimed a pair of state championships (2013 & 20...


Soccer - Boys

Mt. Pleasant season comes to close with D2 district loss to Bay City John Glenn WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/18/2016 8:20:15 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School boys soccer team dropped a season-ending 5-1 decision on his home field Tuesday evening to Bay City John Glenn in a Division 2 district opener. Bay City John Glenn score...


Cross Country

Mid-Michigan shines in latest prep cross country rankings WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 10/18/2016 7:41:41 PM EST

Week of October 17, 2016 MichiganCrossCountry.com Prep Rankings LP Division 1 Boys 1 Saline 2 Novi 3 Ann Arbor Pioneer 4 Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice 5 Highland Milford ...


Football

Clare moves into the prep football rankings
Updated: 10/18/2016 12:59:50 PM EST

Michigan AP prep football poll at a glance Michigan Associated Press high school football poll at a glance By The Associated Press Division 1 School ...


Golf - Girls

Lady Jays card 15th-place in D4 state finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/15/2016 11:18:35 PM EST

EAST LANSING - The Shepherd High School girls golf team closed the 2016 season Saturday at the Division 4 golf finals at Forest Akers West Golf Course. The Jays, who were competing in their first-eve...


Football

Staying Alive: Oilers keep playoff hopes alive via win over Arthur Hill WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/15/2016 12:27:18 AM EST

Well, we know that the new scoreboard at Community Memorial Stadium works. Mt. Pleasant High put it to the test Friday night in rolling to a 62-24 victory over Saginaw Arthur Hill to keep alive its s...


Football

Collins has a day, leads unbeaten Huskies past Vestaburg WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/14/2016 11:58:13 PM EST

Breckenridge's run rolls on. On Friday night the Breckenridge Huskies closed the Mid-State Activities Conference schedule out with an impressive 35-0 victory at Vestaburg. Running back Hunter Collin...


Football

JPC Champs: Pioneers clinch share of conference crown via huge second half WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/14/2016 11:29:24 PM EST

Back in week two they offered up a glimpse but now they're no longer offering up anything. The Clare High School defensive front put on a second-half clinic in Friday's Jack Pine Conference showdown ...


Football

TVC Champs: Ithaca nails down 8th-straight TVC West title outright WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/14/2016 11:17:32 PM EST

ITHACA - A lot has changed since the fall of 2008. Most notably for Mid-Michigan football fans, the Ithaca Yellowjackets have become a dominant force never before seen in the area. The fall of ...


Cross Country

Running for Richard: Clare dedicates season to Richard Burhans WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/13/2016 3:48:17 PM EST

Adam Burhans is one heck of a coach and one heck of a person. The long-time Clare High School educator and coach has churned out great students and great student-athletes dating back over a decade an...


Cross Country

Prep Cross Country Rankings
Updated: 10/12/2016 6:22:51 PM EST

Week of October 10, 2016 MichiganCrossCountry.com Prep Ranking LP Division 1 Boys 1 Saline 2 Novi 3 Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice 4 Caledonia 5 Ann Arbor Pioneer 6T Hig...


Football

Prep Football Rankings for Week 8
Updated: 10/12/2016 5:49:51 PM EST

Michigan AP prep football poll By The Associated Press Division I School Total Points 1. Detroit Cass Tech (5) Ā(7-0) Ā50 2. Detroit Cath...


Football

Pigskin Picks for Week Eight
Updated: 10/12/2016 2:54:03 PM EST

Week Eight Pigskin Picks (All games kick off at 7 p.m. Friday) Shepherd (4-3, 3-3) at Standish-Sterling (2-5, 2-4) The Jays have a tough two weeks to close the docket out as ...


Volleyball

Irish stay unbeaten in MSAC action, top Bears WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/11/2016 10:46:58 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team stayed perfect in Mid-State Activities Conference action Tuesday as it swept visiting Ashley 25-19, 25-16, 29-19. With the win the Irish improve ...


Cross Country

Running tally: Shepherd boys, girls continue TVC Central dominance WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/11/2016 10:03:00 PM EST

SAGINAW Ė Once again, no one could catch Shepherd. The Bluejays continued their dominance within the Tri-Valley Conference Central as they once again ran to league championships Tuesday afternoon at ...


Cross Country

Jackets sweep up pair of TVC West crowns WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/11/2016 9:48:37 PM EST

HEMLOCK - A two-point victory in cross country is about as close as it gets. Such a victory can be determined by one hundredth of a second or by 100 seconds depending on how many runners are in the f...


Basketball - Girls

SHA's Gamble joins CMU women's basketball roster
Updated: 10/10/2016 4:51:59 PM EST

The Central Michigan University women's basketball team announced that former Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy standout Averi Gamble has joined its roster for the 2016-17 campaign. Gamble, a 6-foot-...


Football

Historic Huskies: Breckenridge clinches program's first conference title since 1947, shuts out Merrill WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/8/2016 12:42:24 AM EST

Never before had Garrett Miller scored a touchdown in a high school football game. None on offense and certainly never a defensive touchdown in the career of the Breckenridge junior cornerback, a str...


Football

Warriors roll on homecoming, notch playoff spot WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/8/2016 12:13:54 AM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School football team celebrated homecoming Friday night by nailing down a postseason berth for a sixth-straight season as it rolled Central Montcalm 62-8. With the win the War...


Football

King Yuncker leads Jays to homecoming win over Chesaning WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/8/2016 12:07:42 AM EST

It's good to be King. On Friday night from Veteran's Memorial Stadium senior quarterback Joey Yuncker turned in a noble performance as he led the host Blue Jays to a 52-7 homecoming victory over TVC ...


Football

Ithaca defense shines, helps Jackets lock up 8th-straight TVC West title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/7/2016 11:59:07 PM EST

Ithaca Defense Powers Yellowjackets to TVC Clinching Win Over St. Louis The Ithaca defense is good. Scary good. The Yellowjackets (7-0, 6-0 TVC West) are often known for their offense. Spre...


Football

Oilers score late, get past Bay City Western WITH GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 10/7/2016 10:52:40 PM EST

AUBURN - The Mt. Pleasant High School football team got a nine-yard scoring run from quarterback Jerry Parra with 18 seconds left in regulation to squeak past host Bay City Western by a final of 35-28...


Football

Clare takes control of JPC, tops Roscommon WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 10/7/2016 10:30:52 PM EST

ROSCOMMON - Rankings, schmankings. On Friday night the Clare High School football team defeated previously unbeaten Roscommon by a final of 35-24 to stake its claim alone atop the Jack Pine Conferenc...


Golf - Girls

Jays take Flight, advance to state finals in 2nd season
Updated: 10/6/2016 3:18:27 PM EST

A second-year program winning the conference title? Moreover, a second-year program earning a berth in the MHSAA state finals? The 2015-16 girls golf season has been one to remember for the Shepherd...


Cross Country

SHA girls No. 1 in D4 in new cross country rankings
Updated: 10/6/2016 1:14:04 PM EST

Week of October 3, 2016 MichiganCrossCountry.com Prep Ranking LP Division 1 Boys 1 Saline 2 Novi 3 Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice 4 Caledonia 5 Northville 6 Portage Centr...


Cross Country

Pioneers sweep second-straight JPC jamboree WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/5/2016 11:07:27 PM EST

HOPE -Clare High School's cross country teams swept Wednesday's Jack Pine Conference jamboree hosted by Sanford-Meridian at Sampson Farm. Clare also swept the first JPC jamboree of 2016 on Sept. 21 i...


Tennis - Boys

Ithaca tennis has banner fall as regionals await WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/5/2016 2:31:11 PM EST

On Tuesday afternoon the Ithaca boys tennis team wrapped up the 2016 regular season with a win over Leslie. With the 4-3 victory the Jackets also wrapped up one of their best regular seasons in decad...


Football

History in the Making? Week 7 Pigskin Picks
Updated: 10/4/2016 8:53:47 PM EST

Merrill (5-1, 4-1) at Breckenridge (6-0, 5-0) Breckenridge's unprecedented run in 2016 as a new member of the Mid-State Activities Conference has been one of the better stories in the state of...


Cross Country

Q&A with winners of Oiler Invite, Mt. Pleasant's Mac LaBelle and Ithaca's Courtney Allen WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/4/2016 8:24:22 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant High School hosted its annual Oiler Invite Tuesday afternoon. The boys race was won by Mt. Pleasantís Mac LaBelle, while the girls race saw Ithacaís Courtney Allen run to victory. Here...


Football

AP Prep Football Poll for Week 7
Updated: 10/4/2016 12:43:36 PM EST

Prep Football Rankings Division 1 School Total Points 1. Detroit Cass Tech (5) (6-0) 50 2. Detroit Catholic Central (6-0) 45 3. Dearborn Fordson (6-0) 34 4. Utica Eisenhower...


Soccer - Boys

Jackets fall to Ovid-Elsie, Marauders win TVC West title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/3/2016 9:05:37 PM EST

The Tri-Valley Conference West division boys soccer title was locked up on Monday evening at Ithaca High School. As it was Ovid-Elsie notched a 2-1 victory over the host Jackets Monday to improve to ...


Tennis - Boys

Mt. Pleasant tops Big Rapids in final tuneup before D2 regionals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/3/2016 8:18:08 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant 6 Big Rapids 2 No. 1 singles - Harry Fu (MP) defeated Ethan Westerkamp (BR) 6-2,6-2 No. 2 - Lucas LaPoe (MP) defeated Ryan Draves (BR) 6-0,6-2 No. 3 - Travis Spears (MP) lost to Mic...


Cross Country

Lady Warriors closing in on conference crown WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/3/2016 4:21:03 PM EST

They know what they're doing out in the middle of nowhere. If you've ever been to Chippewa Hills High School you know this out-of-the-way school is tucked away in the sticks some 25 miles from the cl...


Football

Playoffs-bound: Breckenridge headed to postseason for first time since 1993 after shutting out Carson City-Crystal WITH GALLERY
Updated: 10/1/2016 1:07:45 AM EST

Back in August, Breckenridge varsity football coach Kris Robinson stated he simply wanted to win one game before the Huskies focused on further goals. Robinson knew he had the makings of a pretty go...


Football

Ithaca nets 61st-straight regular-season win, tops MLS on homecoming WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/1/2016 12:16:54 AM EST

The Ithaca Yellow Jackets just keep on amazing. On Friday night at home the host Jackets celebrated homecoming by notching their 61st-consecutive regular-season victory as they toppled Saginaw Michig...


Football

Alma defense shines, propels Panthers to homecoming victory WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/30/2016 11:44:58 PM EST

ALMA Ė Sometimes the festivities of homecoming week can be a distraction for a high school football team. Not for the Alma Panthers on this Friday night though. The defense was firing on all cylind...


Football

Beal City rallies, picks up important Highland Conference homecoming win over McBain WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/30/2016 11:27:52 PM EST

The Beal City High School football team picked up a key Highland Conference victory Friday on homecoming as it rallied to top McBain 21-12. Beal City improves to 4-2 overall and 3-1 in conference pl...


Football

Reed City rushes over Chippewa Hills to take control of CSAA Gold WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/30/2016 11:24:14 PM EST

Mother Nature sometimes has a way of throwing a wrench into the works. Over the course of the last two years there has been only one instance of rain in mid-Michigan on a football Friday night where ...


Football

Irish even record via homecoming victory over Bears WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM PARADE
Updated: 9/30/2016 10:20:20 PM EST

"Air Irish" was grounded Friday night at Community Memorial Stadium. Persistent rain showers held Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart, the third most prolific passing team in all of Michigan, to only two recep...


Volleyball

Pirates find their stride, top Eagles in four WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/29/2016 11:00:11 PM EST

They have been waiting to put it all together and on Thursday night they did. The Fulton High School volleyball team turned in its most-inspired performance of the 2016 season at home on Thursday nig...


Volleyball

Pirates find their stride, top Eagles in four WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/29/2016 11:00:11 PM EST

They have been waiting to put it all together and on Thursday night they did. The Fulton High School volleyball team turned in its most-inspired performance of the 2016 season at home on Thursday nig...


Volleyball

Cloth talk: St. Louis triumphs in four sets over rival Ithaca in 'Battle for the Victory Flag' WITH GALLERY
Updated: 9/28/2016 11:13:47 PM EST

St. Louis volleyball coach Jennifer Jaeck could not hold back her excitement post-match Wednesday night following a home victory over rival Ithaca. ďIím ecstatic, to put it lightly.Ē Those were the ...


Cross Country

Prep Cross Country Rankings
Updated: 9/28/2016 7:04:31 PM EST

Week 3 - September 26, 2016 MichiganCrossCountry.com Prep Rankings LP Division 1 Boys 1 Saline 2 Novi 3 Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice 4 Caledonia 5 Northville 6 White La...


Cross Country

Prep Cross Country Rankings
Updated: 9/28/2016 7:04:30 PM EST

Week 3 - September 26, 2016 MichiganCrossCountry.com Prep Rankings LP Division 1 Boys 1 Saline 2 Novi 3 Bloomfield Hills Brother Rice 4 Caledonia 5 Northville 6 White La...


Volleyball

Huskies top Mustangs in five WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/27/2016 10:40:19 PM EST

Leading 2-0 in a best-of-five match can some times be deceiving, especially when there is little separation between the two teams. Case in point: Tuesday's Mid-State Activities Conference match betwe...


Volleyball

Chippewa Hills' turnaround remarkable despite Tuesday's loss to powerful Grant WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/27/2016 10:09:31 PM EST

What the Chippewa Hills volleyball program has lacked in recent years is stability. The trend for Warriors varsity head coaches over the last handful of seasons has been to stay on for only year befo...


Football

Playoffs or Bust: Week six Pigskin Picks
Updated: 9/27/2016 5:21:15 PM EST

We're at that point in the season where teams can start locking up playoff spots by securing a sixth victory. That being said there are some phenomenal games on the docket Friday so without further a...


ALL

SHA to induct newest Hall of Fame class Friday
Updated: 9/27/2016 3:10:23 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducting its newest class of athletes on Friday night during halftime of its homecoming game versus Ashley. The 'Class of 2016' c...


Football

Breckenridge nails down top-10 spot in AP football rankings
Updated: 9/27/2016 12:10:11 PM EST

Division 1 School Total Points 1. Detroit Cass Tech (5) (5-0) 50 2. Detroit Catholic Central (5-0) 45 3. Utica Eisenhower (5-0) 38 4. Dearborn Fordson (5-0) 32 5. Grandville (5-0) ...


Soccer - Boys

Ithaca ekes by Alma, gets season sweep WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/26/2016 9:58:33 PM EST

They both still have outside chances of winning the conference title, but Ithaca bettered that possibility. On Monday night from Ithaca Community Stadium the host Yellowjackets improved their positio...


Swimming - Girls

Vandemark leaving her mark on Alma history
Updated: 9/24/2016 4:14:15 PM EST

Over the span of the last three years Evelyn Vandemark has repeatedly stamped her mark within the history books of the Alma High School swimming program. In 2015 she was the Division 3 state champion...


Football

Fireworks display: Breckenridge continues remarkable season, moves to 5-0 as it throttles Coleman on homecoming WITH GALLERY
Updated: 9/24/2016 1:06:01 AM EST

Fireworks started immediately at Breckenridge High School Friday night, first with an offensive outburst and continuing with the more traditional kind at halftime when the homecoming king and queen we...


Football

Irish top second unbeaten in as many weeks, top Wolverines WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/24/2016 12:15:45 AM EST

For the second-straight week Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy played the role of spoiler. On Friday night the Irish travelled to previously-unbeaten Vestaburg to play the Wolverines in their annual ...


Football

Lapeer too much for Oilers on homecoming WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/23/2016 11:34:52 PM EST

Darrin Bergman had a day most high school football players could only dream of. It was almost perfect. The senior Mt. Pleasant High running back was named Homecoming King earlier Friday and then rus...


Football

Pioneers celebrate homecoming with convincing win WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/23/2016 11:05:49 PM EST

After last week there were a lot of questions left on the table. For example was the Clare defense as good as it showed early on in dominating wins over Beal City and Gladwin? Moreover, what were th...


Baseball

Coleman's Mammel steps down from coaching
Updated: 9/22/2016 4:23:25 PM EST

Long-time Coleman High School baseball coach Dave Mammel has decided to call it a career, coaching career that is. After 25 years on the Coleman baseball coaching staff, including the last 23 as head...


Volleyball

Jackets close to taking next step as a program WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/22/2016 3:49:37 PM EST

One year ago the Ithaca High School volleyball team snapped a 52-match losing streak to conference rival St. Louis. That victory, which was the Jackets' first over the Sharks dating back to 1993, was...


Volleyball

Orange crush: Revitalized Alma sweeps Shepherd, improves to 10-4-3 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/21/2016 10:53:49 PM EST

Alma High School volleyball has a proud recent history. There was a stretch of time when the Panthers were churning out solid season after solid season, while also sending several players on to colle...


Football

Pigskin Predictions for Week 5
Updated: 9/21/2016 4:57:23 PM EST

Week 5 Pigskin Picks (All Games Friday night at 7 p.m.) Shepherd (2-2, 1-2) at Carrollton (3-1, 2-1) The Jays are coming off a 56-27 loss to Swan Valley and definitely need to nail down a ...


Volleyball

Squad goals: Sacred Heart sweeps Breckenridge, has sights set on lengthy postseason run WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/20/2016 11:20:47 PM EST

Sacred Heart volleyball has identified its Kryptonite. Next step is finding the antidote. For the last three years, the Irish have advanced to the Class D quarterfinals before being bounced by powe...


Football

Prep Football Rankings: Ithaca stays on top in D5
Updated: 9/20/2016 11:20:08 AM EST

Michigan AP prep football poll at a glance Michigan Associated Press high school football poll at a glance By The Associated Press Division 1 School ...


Soccer - Boys

Oilers roll, notch second win of season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/19/2016 7:41:13 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School boys soccer team nailed down its second win of thne 2016 campaign at home Monday as it topped visting Saginaw Arthur Hill 10-0. The Oilers scored all of their 10 goals in...


Wrestling

St. Louis' Threloff to be inducted into Lincoln Park Hall of Fame
Updated: 9/19/2016 2:19:25 PM EST

Bob Threloff is Hall of Fame bound yet again. On Thursday, September 29 the long-time mid-Michigan educator and wrestling coach will be inducted into Lincoln Park High School Athletics Hall of Fame. ...


Football

Worth the wait: Sacred Heart defeats Merrill after long weather delay for first win of 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/17/2016 2:20:53 AM EST

Jamie Slate must have felt like the kid who woke up early Christmas morning but couldn't open his presents for hours. With the winless Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart football team just minutes away from w...


Football

Ithaca wins 45th consecutive TVC West game, shuts out newcomer Pinconning WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/17/2016 1:14:16 AM EST

Ithacaís narrow win over Clare in week one now seems like a distant memory. In the three ensuing weeks, the Yellowjackets have carved their usual path of destruction through the Tri-Valley Conference...


Football

Sharks celebrate homecoming, fall to Huskies WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/17/2016 12:19:52 AM EST

St. Louis' football team fell to 1-3 overall and to 1-2 in Tri-Valley West Conference action Friday night via a 37-19 loss to Hemlock. Hemlock improved to 2-2 overall and to 2-1 in TVC West action....


Football

Huskies improve to 4-0 for first time since 1975 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/16/2016 11:40:59 PM EST

The Breckenridge High School football team continued its historic run on Friday night at Mid-State Activities Association rival Montabella. As it was the Huskies improved to 4-0 for the first time si...


Football

Pioneers hold off Hornets in tale of two halves WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/16/2016 11:06:41 PM EST

Sometimes looks can be deceiving. Take for instance Friday night's Jack Pine Conference football game from the Brookwood Athletic Complex in Clare. Over the course of the first 24 minutes the host P...


Golf - Girls

Oilers card fourth at home SVL invite WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/16/2016 10:56:24 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant's girls golf team finished fourth at the five-team Saginaw Valley League invite hosted by Riverwood Friday as it carded a 213. Top-ranked Midland Dow won the invite with a 168 while Davi...


Volleyball

Block party: St. Louis senior Jaelynn Block showcases versatility in dominant performance vs. Pinconning WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/14/2016 10:40:15 PM EST

The versatility of Jaelynn Block has been on display at St. Louis for four years on varsity. Block is listed as a setter on the Sharksí roster for good reason as she has all the natural attributes yo...


Golf - Girls

Shepherd girls win 3rd-straight TVC jamboree WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/14/2016 8:33:50 PM EST

Usually it takes some time, as in a few years at minimum, to get the foundation created and the structure moving upward. However, other times, things fall into place quickly and as a result get built...


Cross Country

SHA girls run to win in Beal City WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/13/2016 9:38:52 PM EST

The defending Division 4 state champion Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy girls cross country program won the nine-team Beal City Invite on Tuesday as it came in with 22 points. Sanford-Meridian was ...


Cross Country

Ithaca eyes return to state finals in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/13/2016 8:24:46 PM EST

Last June 4 the Ithaca High School girls track and field team won the first state championship in program history at Comstock Park, besting runner-up Adrian Madison by 3.5 points to claim the Division...


Football

Pigskin Predictions for Week 4
Updated: 9/13/2016 2:36:03 PM EST

Pigskin Predictions - Week 4 (All Games Friday at 7 p.m.) Shepherd (2-1, 1-1) at Swan Valley (1-2, 1-1) This is a huge game for both programs in terms of the conference race ...


Football

Prep Football Rankings
Updated: 9/13/2016 11:51:11 AM EST

AP Prep Football Rankings Division 1 School Total Points 1. Detroit Cass Tech (5) (3-0) 50 2. Detroit Catholic Central (3-0) 43 3. Utica Eisenhower (3-0) 36 4. Hudsonville...


Football

New-Look MSAC: Huskies top 2-time defending champs WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/10/2016 11:08:26 PM EST

There appears to be a couple new football favorites within the confines of the Mid-State Activities Conference. Through the first three weeks of the 2016 regular season MSAC newbies Breckenridge and ...


Football

Jackets set new standard in excellence
Updated: 9/10/2016 1:59:04 PM EST

The Ithaca High School football team set a new standard in excellence on Friday night via its 53-0 victory over host Saginaw Valley Lutheran. With the win the Jackets improved to 97-3 in their last 1...


ALL

Statement game: Alma shuts out Swan Valley, puts name squarely in TVC Central race WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/10/2016 1:17:21 AM EST

The Tri-Valley Conference title race has run through Freeland and Swan Valley in recent years. Alma wants a piece of that action. In what was a ďstatement gameĒ as referred by Panthers head coach Da...


Football

Rough week ends on good note for Pirates
Updated: 9/10/2016 12:00:35 AM EST

POTTERVILLE - It has been a rough seven days for the Fulton Pirate football team. Since the last time it took the field last week at home against Laingsburg the team has lost three starters for the r...


Football

Wolverines stay perfect, top Comets WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/9/2016 11:26:46 PM EST

The Vestaburg football team improved to 3-0 overall and to 2-0 in Mid-State Activities Conference play Friday night as it rumbled past Coleman 42-14 at home. The Wolverines got a great game from Jere...


Football

Parra leads Oilers past Saginaw WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/9/2016 11:10:08 PM EST

When Mt. Pleasant High finished another successful football campaign (9-3) a year ago, head coach Jason McIntyre had no idea who his quarterback would be in 2016. McIntyre certainly had no idea that ...


Football

Smash-Mouth Football: Hornets open JPC slate with win WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/9/2016 10:58:42 PM EST

A typical Harrison offensive drive is a long drawn-out sequence. Under normal circumstances let's say the Hornets take the ball over at they're own 20-yard line and put together a scoring drive. Usu...


Volleyball

Mount Pleasant rally attempt falls short versus Midland Dow WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/8/2016 10:50:30 PM EST

The voileyball power struggle in the Saginaw Valley League since its formation in 2007 has always included Midland or Midland Dow if not both programs. Mount Pleasant has strived to reach that level ...


Cross Country

Lady Panthers looking to make return trip to finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/8/2016 2:30:16 PM EST

It's a step-by-step process, literally. Building a prep cross country program into a state qualifier can be a daunting task as can be going from qualifier to state-title contender. One year ago the ...


Cross Country

Tyler Travis, Amber Gall lead Shepherd to sweep at Bluejay Invite WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/7/2016 9:15:35 PM EST

Shepherd cross country was dominant Wednesday evening in its first-ever Bluejay Invite since the unveiling of the home course. Senior Tyler Travis cruised to the win on the boys side, leading Shepher...


Football

Week three Pigskin Predictions
Updated: 9/6/2016 5:34:10 PM EST

Pigskin Predictions - Week 3 Friday, Sept. 9 (All Games at 7 p.m.) Bullock Creek (0-2, 0-1) at Shepherd (1-1, 0-1) The Jays need to get back in the win column and this is a...


Volleyball

Set for success: Former Beal City standout setter Jade Kennedy leading alma mater in first year as varsity coach WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/6/2016 5:26:42 PM EST

If the formula works, donít fix it. Ever since veteran mid-Michigan volleyball coach Randy Gallagher opted to relinquish his duties as Beal City varsity head coach in 2011 following a string of succe...


ALL

Mt. Pleasant to honor newest Hall of Fame class this week
Updated: 9/5/2016 2:28:42 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School Athletics Hall of Fame will be inducting its newest class of athletes this weekend and will recognize the 'Class of 2016' during Friday's home football game against Sagina...


Football

Oilers fall to 0-2 via home loss to Davison WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/2/2016 11:51:45 PM EST

Davison High's offense was really quite simple: Cardinal quarterback Brenden McRill handed the ball off to Tariq Reid or kept it himself. The only problem for Mt. Pleasant High was which one was it g...


Football

Sersaw goes deep, leads Pioneers past Aggies WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/2/2016 11:38:10 PM EST

Seeing Sersaw is one thing. Stopping Sersaw is another. On Friday night from Beal City High School Brenden Sersaw put on a show that you had to see to believe. As it was the Clare sophomore wide ou...


Football

Jackets roll in conference opener, improve to 2-0
Updated: 9/2/2016 12:23:19 AM EST

Joey Bentley refused to lose. On Thursday night in front of the home faithful Bentley willed Ithaca to a 42-0 victory over St. Charles in TVC West action. Name a position, he played it. Mention a b...


Football

Alma offense Humms past Shepherd WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/1/2016 11:52:49 PM EST

ALMA - In Thursday nightís TVC Central opener it was the Humm brothers leading the way for the Alma attack, accounting for all 366 yards of offense as the Panthers topped Shepherd 28-14. In the early...


Football

Near perfection: Warriors celebrate 50 years of football with win WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/1/2016 11:22:49 PM EST

Whenever you play your home opener there's going to be some pressure. However, in this instance, there was plenty of additional pressure applied because of what was taking place before the game, at h...


Cross Country

Ithaca plays host to handful of mid-Michigan XC teams Wednesday afternoon WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/31/2016 10:21:27 PM EST

Link: Boys and girls results from Wednesday's cross country meet at Ithaca ...


Volleyball

Beal City sweeps Shepherd, Clare in home triangular; Bluejays split matches WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/30/2016 10:43:32 PM EST

The Beal City High School varsity volleyball team defeated Shepherd 25-22, 25-14 and Clare 25-14, 26-24 Tuesday evening in a home triangular. Beal City was led by Shelby Trevino as she tallied 42 as...


Football

Week two Pigskin Predictions
Updated: 8/30/2016 9:34:31 PM EST

Week two Pigskin Predictions Thursday, Sept. 1 (All Games at 7 p.m.) Shepherd (1-0) at Alma (1-0) Both teams had stellar opening week-one wins as the Blue Jays pounde...


Cross Country

Oilers looking to make run at SVL titles in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM 2015
Updated: 8/30/2016 4:48:58 PM EST

It's almost the same story twice. When you look at the Mt. Pleasant High School cross country teams heading into the 2016 season what you see is a near mirror image. As a collective the Oilers have ...


Soccer - Boys

Soccer comes to Shepherd: Jays fall in season opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/29/2016 9:05:48 PM EST

From club team to varsity soccer team. That has been the transition at Shepherd High School in recent months as the Jays made the leap from club team status to varsity status on the pitch. Over th...


Golf - Boys

Former Oiler standout Brehm earns PGA Tour card
Updated: 8/29/2016 4:46:13 PM EST

Ryan Brehm was back in Michigan Monday, probably a little weary from the red-eye flight home but all the same happy to be here. On Sunday evening the 30-year old Mt. Pleasant resident won the Web.com...


Football

Jackets rally past Pioneers in much-anticipated showdown WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/27/2016 12:33:35 AM EST

CLARE - In a football game with more twists and turns than Ithaca High has won state championships, the ending here Friday night was pretty much to be expected ... a Yellowjacket victory. But, the fi...


Football

Numbers game: Beal City strikes early, overwhelms rival Sacred Heart WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/27/2016 12:00:01 AM EST

The tone was set by Beal City 21 seconds in. Not much changed during the ensuing 47:39 of game clock. For the eighth consecutive year, the Aggies defeated their rival Sacred Heart Academy in the ann...


Football

Big play lifts Eagles over Comets in season opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/26/2016 11:54:11 PM EST

From Jacob Graves' introductory 83-yard kickoff return for score to Anthony Yonts' one-yard shut-down touchdown in the closing seconds of Friday night's season opener the Farwell football team turned ...


Football

Sharks drop heartbreaker in OT WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/26/2016 1:02:41 AM EST

It was a tale of two halves. It might sound clichť, but there is simply no other words to describe how Beaverton defeated host St. Louis 13-7 Thursday night in a non-conference match-up. Oddly enoug...


Football

Quick start not enough as Oilers get rolled WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/25/2016 11:58:15 PM EST

MIDLAND - For the better part of 20 minutes Mt. Pleasant was the better team. Problem was the game lasted 48 minutes and host Midland Dow completely owned the final 28. On Thursday night from Midlan...


Football

Earning respect: Shepherd posts largest margin of victory in 11 years behind big games from Joey Yuncker, Johnny Lynch WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/25/2016 11:17:28 PM EST

Shepherd football asked in no uncertain terms Thursday night for everyone to put some respect back on its name. Following a stretch of six seasons in which the Bluejays went a combined 7-47, they ent...


Football

2016 high school football team previews WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/25/2016 4:31:25 PM EST

Here are links to all 18 high school football previews for the teams in our coverage area: Alma: Skilled-position ...


Football

Ashley embracing 'underdog' role once again in 2016
Updated: 8/25/2016 3:47:21 PM EST

Ashley is at a severe disadvantage before even hitting the football field. Even in a small-school conference such as the Mid-State Activities Conference, Ashley is by far the smallest with a listed 2...


Volleyball

Photo gallery from Morey Courts volleyball invite
Updated: 8/25/2016 3:42:41 PM EST

Morey Courts played host to a volleyball invite Tuesday. ...


Football

QB and offensive line lead Eagles into 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM 2015
Updated: 8/25/2016 2:42:50 PM EST

Things have been tough for the Farwell football team over the last couple years. As it stands the Eagles have won two games in their last 27 dating back to 2013. Yet heading into the 2016 campaign t...


Football

Sacred Heart will have new look on sideline as it readies for rival Beal City, 2016 season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/25/2016 2:39:37 PM EST

Sacred Heartís sideline will look a little different Friday night at rival Beal City. The 23-year tenure of Rick Roberts as the Irish head coach ended with his retirement from coaching in December, w...


Football

Brock leads Eagles into 2016 season WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM 2015
Updated: 8/24/2016 6:23:19 PM EST

Over the course of the last four football seasons the Carson City-Crystal football program has had an unprecendented run. From 2012 through 2015 the Eagles compiled a record of 30-11 and advanced to ...


Football

Breckenridge hopes move to Mid-State Activities Conference proves beneficial WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/24/2016 6:03:38 PM EST

Will a move to the Mid-State Activities Conference give the Breckenridge football program a much-needed boost? That is the hope after a dismal 0-9 season in 2014 wiped away the positive vibes of a 5-...


Football

Shepherd enters 2016 season with 'chip on shoulder' as it hopes to gain respect WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/24/2016 4:11:35 PM EST

Respect is not going to be simply gifted when your team record over the previous six seasons is 7-47. No, thatís not exactly the mark of a football program flying high like a Boeing 747 jumbo jet. B...


Football

Vestaburg brings small roster but plenty of talent to table in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/24/2016 2:27:49 PM EST

Vestaburg was on cruise control last season until the injury bug became too much to overcome. Off to a 5-1 start with four games scoring 41 points or more, the Wolverines appeared primed and ready to...


Football

Pigskin Predictions for Week 1
Updated: 8/23/2016 8:18:41 PM EST

Thursday, Aug. 25 (All Games at 7 p.m.) Mt. Pleasant at Midland Dow Mt. Pleasant graduated an exceptional class of athletes in 2016 but returns some solid players in Logan Bu...


Cross Country

Off and Running: SHA girls dominate at Chippewa Hills Invite WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/23/2016 5:23:50 PM EST

The defending state champions looked like they will be the defending state champions again. On Tuesday morning at Chippewa Hills High School the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart girls cross country team tur...


Football

Horsepower: Montabella focused on being contender in wide-open MSAC WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/22/2016 3:46:38 PM EST

Montabella does not have the richest of football histories as its record of 147-285-4 since 1966 illustrates. But after a brutal stretch from 1990 through 2003 in which the Mustangs never won more t...


Football

What should be our MIPrepZone Game of the Week?
Updated: 8/22/2016 1:38:07 PM EST

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ALL

Alma Schools Hall of Fame announces 'Class of 2016'
Updated: 8/21/2016 4:58:29 PM EST

The Alma Schools Athletic Hall of Fame announced its 'Class of 2016' on Sunday afternoon during the all-class reunion at Wright Park. In all four new inductees were announced to bring the running tot...


Football

Hungerford takes over at Fulton WITH GALLERY FROM 2015
Updated: 8/20/2016 10:47:31 PM EST

A new season comes with a new look. It works that way every single year. For the Fulton High School football team the 2016 season brings with it a new head coach and a new look on both sides of the ...


Soccer - Boys

Alma roster full of underclassmen as rebuilding project begins WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/20/2016 5:11:40 PM EST

Over the past several years, the Alma boys soccer program has produced its best teams in school history. The Panthers churned out strong senior class after strong senior class, with last yearís 13 se...


Football

Senior DJ Lowery, Chippewa Hills poised to build on last year's success WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/18/2016 6:40:32 AM EST

Last time we checked in with Chippewa Hills football, program history was being made. The Warriors captured the program’s first-ever district championship in 2015, defeating Big Rapids 35-12 in ...


Football

Coleman equipped to turn corner after rebuilding 2015 season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/17/2016 1:42:02 PM EST

Perhaps a varsity football team at a Class A school could easily bounce back strong the year after losing 98 percent of its scoring offense to graduation. After all, schools with 1,000 or 2,000 stude...


Football

Big-time line: Harrison looks to dominate in trenches in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/15/2016 5:08:05 PM EST

Harrison football is a throwback. Back to the days of three yards and a cloud of dust. Back to the days when running the ball was king. Back to the days prior to the rise of the spread offense and...


Cross Country

Shepherd cross has potential to make run at a pair of state titles WITH PHOTO GALLERIES FROM 2015
Updated: 8/13/2016 2:25:52 PM EST

On Sunday morning the Shepherd High School cross country teams make the trek up north for preseason camp, an annual rite of passage that kind of kicks off the season for the Blue Jays. As a collectiv...


Football

Stacked Sharks looking to make a run in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM 2015
Updated: 8/12/2016 1:27:36 PM EST

One season ago they teetered on the edge of making school history. After opening the 2015 season 3-0 the St. Louis High School football team dropped five straight before winning a blowout in week nin...


Baseball

Column: Central Michigan Stars' 16-under team another victim of PONY's lax illegal equipment rules
Updated: 8/11/2016 2:15:50 PM EST

The goal of sports is generally to have a level playing field for all participants. When the controversy of performance-enhancing drugs came to the forefront of Major League Baseball in the 1990s, th...


ALL

Starnes & Kolbe to be inducted into Northwood Athletic Hall of Fame
Updated: 8/10/2016 3:57:41 PM EST

When they were prep athletes they were two of the best that mid-Michigan has ever seen. During her prep career at Mt. Pleasant High School one Megan Starnes was an absolute superstar. A four-year st...


Football

Skilled-position players lead Panthers into 2016 campaign WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/9/2016 3:01:43 PM EST

Anthony Humm has been waiting for this week for 10 months. The Alma High School senior running back broke his collarbone last October and missed the final four games of the 2015 season, including Alm...


Football

Gap control: Mt. Pleasant looks to stay successful despite loss of 27 players to graduation WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/8/2016 5:17:16 PM EST

Jason McIntyre loves to coach the game of football. That much is evident at each practice as the Mount Pleasant High School varsity football coach hands out directives to an individual or multiple pl...


Football

Stable of running backs will lead Aggies into 2016 WITH GALLERY FROM 2015
Updated: 8/7/2016 2:12:29 PM EST

In the hallowed history of prep football in the state of Michigan no team has advanced into postseason play more often than Beal City. Dating back to the 1970s the Aggies have competed in the playoff...


Football

Chippewa Hills to celebrate 50 years of football on Sept. 1 WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM 2015
Updated: 8/6/2016 9:22:54 AM EST

It's as if something big is waiting on the horizon. Walking around the Chippewa Hills High School athletic facility a couple weeks back the sounds of saws cutting and nails being driven filled the ai...


Softball

MBS Jets win World Series title in Indiana after going 10-1
Updated: 8/2/2016 2:44:53 PM EST

The MBS Jets 16-under Black girls softball went 10-1 at the NSA Class A Eastern World Series in Indiana last week en route to the World Series title. The Jets (30-9) started out by beating Central Il...


Baseball

Central Michigan Stars' 16-under team advances to Colt League World Series
Updated: 7/31/2016 12:47:21 PM EST

The Central Michigan Starsí 16-under team won the North Zone Colt League Tournament Saturday in Shepherd to advance to the Colt League World Series in Lafayette, IN. The first game for the Stars in ...


Football

Vital Vida: Clare QB leads Pioneers into 2016 season
Updated: 7/30/2016 11:48:43 AM EST

One season ago the Clare High School football team didn't win the Jack Pine Conference title for the first time in eight years and missed the playoffs for the first time in nine years. In the end the...


Baseball

Antcliff steps down as Beal City baseball coach
Updated: 7/29/2016 6:54:38 PM EST

Long-time Beal City High School baseball coach Brad Antcliff stepped down from his position earlier this summer after 10 years at the helm. Antcliff led the Aggies to 10-straight Highland Conference ...


Football

PHOTO GALLERYMt. Pleasant hosts Ithaca, Carson City in 7-on-7, Sacred Heart holds team camp
Updated: 7/26/2016 10:22:11 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School football team hosted Ithaca and Carson City among others in a seven-on-seven on Tuesday. Sacred Heart held team camp next door....


Football

Aggies and Warriors prep for 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/26/2016 9:03:11 PM EST

Beal City and Chippewa Hills held at 7-on-7 on Tuesday at Chippewa Hills. The Aggies went 9-2 last year and lost in the second round of the playoffs. The Warriors went 9-3 and advanced into regionals....


Football

Ithaca retools heading into 2016 season WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM 2015
Updated: 7/25/2016 1:20:37 PM EST

Ithaca football has made a name for itself as a national prep football powerhouse over the span of the last six years. During this time frame the Yellow Jackets have won five Division 6 state titles ...


Softball

Red holds off late rally for win in D4 All-Star game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/20/2016 7:59:52 PM EST

MT. PLEASANT Ė The fourth and final game of the 35th annual MHSSCA All-Star softball showcase proved to be the best Wednesday in that it was a close game with plenty of drama. In the end the Red squa...


Softball

White grinds out impressive win in D3 All-Star contest WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/20/2016 5:11:27 PM EST

MT. PLEASANT Ė The third game of Wednesdayís MHSSCA All-Star showcase turned out to be a long and drawn out contest that featured 30 runs, a dozen walks and at least a half dozen hit batters. In the ...


Golf - Boys

Sand Lakeís Carter Bechaz reclaims Michigan Jr. Invitational crown
Updated: 7/20/2016 4:39:19 PM EST

ALMA Ė After winning the overall boysí title at the Michigan Jr. Invitational in 2014, Sand Lakeís Carter Bechaz missed the 2015 edition due to a scheduling conflict. His 2016 schedule was more coop...


Softball

White team wins opener of MHSSCA All-Star event WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/20/2016 2:33:56 PM EST

MT. PLEASANT Ė The Division 1 game kicked off the festivities at Margo Jonker Stadium Wednesday during the 35th annual Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association All-Star event. The White team...


Softball

Red runs to victory in D2 All-Star game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/20/2016 2:17:43 PM EST

MT. PLEASANT Ė Plenty of runs and plenty of action. That was the theme in the Division 2 MHSSCA All-Star softball game from Margo Jonker Stadium on the campus of Central Michigan University Wednesday...


Softball

CMU to host MHSSCA All-Star games Wednesday WITH GALLERY FROM 2015
Updated: 7/18/2016 1:33:06 PM EST

Central Michigan Universityís Margo Jonker Stadium will be playing host to the best high school softball players in the state of Michigan on Wednesday when the Michigan High School Softball Coaches As...


ALL

Clare announces Hall of Fame Class for 2016
Updated: 7/14/2016 4:28:16 PM EST

The Clare High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be inducting its newest class of athletes for enshrinement next week. As it stands the ĎClass of 2016í will be inducted on Thursday, July 21 at the Do...


ALL

Miesch takes over as SHA AD
Updated: 7/13/2016 2:29:38 PM EST

On July 1, Ray Miesch assumed the role of Athletic Director at Sacred Heart Academy, filling the position vacated by Rick Robertsí retirement. Along with the AD role, and as a member of the adminis...


Golf - Boys

Houghton Lake's Brock Decker takes home overall medalist honors at Riverwood State Junior Tournament WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/11/2016 7:06:53 PM EST

Last year, Brock Decker wrapped up his round believing he had earned overall medalist honors at the Riverwood State Junior Tournament. Instead, the Prudenville native learned shortly thereafter for t...


Baseball

Mt. Pleasant represented in West squad's win at East-West All-Star Classic WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/7/2016 12:26:15 AM EST

DETROIT - While Tyler Trovinger of Muskegon Mona Shores isnít certain it heíll ever get a chance to play on the field at Comerica Park again, he was intent on leaving a lasting impression Wednesday ni...


ALL

Queen bee: Ithaca's Kayla Belles buzzes competition to garner 'Girls Athlete of the Year' recognition WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/2/2016 5:01:15 PM EST

When watching Ithacaís Kayla Belles in any sport she plays, it is easy to become awestruck. The first area that stands out is Bellesí height as a 6-foot-3 frame allows her to stand out amongst any cr...


ALL

Carson City-Crystal's Dallas O'Green conquers three sports, earns 'Boys Athlete of the Year' honors WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/2/2016 1:29:08 PM EST

During his prep football career at Carson City-Crystal the Eagles went 30-11 and made the MHSAA postseason four times, marking the best four-year run in program history. The Eagles also ran the table...


Softball

Morning Sun First Team/Second Team/Honorable Mentions WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/29/2016 8:03:02 PM EST

LINK: 2016 Dream Team story First Team P Ė Kylee Chaffin, Ithaca, Sr. Ė 12-11, 131 IP, 178 Kís, 0.42 ERA, 72 runs, 8 earned runs, 2 saves...


Softball

Tuck and roll: Coleman slugger Cassidy Tucker headlines Morning Sun Dream Team WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/29/2016 5:31:02 PM EST

The juggernaut that was the Coleman High School softball offense in 2016 put up numbers that looked like they came straight of a video game. At the heart of it all was Cassidy Tucker, the Cometsí sen...


Baseball

Morning Sun First/Second/Honorable Mention Teams WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/28/2016 7:49:29 PM EST

First-Team INF - Thomas McCann, Beal City, Junior .396 BA, 31 R, 26 RBI, 3 2B, 2 3B, 101 AB, 4 W, 3K, 7 SB 6-3, 49 IP, 62 K, 34 W, 3.00 ERA, 21 ER, .885 fielding percentage Second-...


Baseball

Rolling with Dice: Clare senior takes home Player of the Year honor WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/28/2016 7:19:13 PM EST

He can beat you with his arm, his leg or his brain. Meet recently graduated Clare High School senior Camden Dice, an athlete and academic the likes that comes around once every decade or so. Over th...


Baseball

2016 All-State Baseball teams WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/27/2016 8:57:37 PM EST

All-State Baseball Team Division 1 First Team P Ė Tommy Henry, Portage Northern, Sr. P Ė Jack Weisenburger, Rockford, Sr. P Ė John Baker, Hartland, Sr. P Ė Karl Kauffman, Brother R...


Softball

2016 All-State softball teams WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/26/2016 6:51:54 PM EST

2016 All-State teams (by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association) Division 1 First Team Courtney Callahan, Walled Lake Northern, OF Meaghan Markus, Mattawan, OF Tess...


Football

East tops West in All-Star game at SVSU WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/26/2016 4:19:10 PM EST

After a two-year hiatus, the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game was back on for 2016. Several of the top outgoing seniors from each side of the state got a chan...


Soccer - Girls

Kahn and Brown close out great careers, ready for the college ranks WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/25/2016 2:33:31 PM EST

In early June of 2014 Mt. Pleasant High School senior Emma Kahn helped the Oilers win their first-ever regional game when she tallied the game-winning goal in a 2-0 victory over Muskegon Reeths-Puffer...


Football

Pringle steps down from coaching to take over as AD
Updated: 6/18/2016 2:01:37 PM EST

Carson City-Crystal High School football and baseball coach Devin Pringle has led the Eagles to some phenomenal finishes over the last three years, but his run as a head coach has come to an end. Pri...


Softball

Panthers close out 2016 season with quarterfinal loss to Ladywood WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/14/2016 7:53:35 PM EST

ANN ARBOR - In its first state quarterfinal game since 2002, Alma had to face softball powerhouse Livonia Ladywood on Tuesday from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Unfortunately for the young...


Softball

Remarkable Coleman season comes to a close in D4 quarterfinals against Holton WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/14/2016 7:44:19 PM EST

This was not supposed to be the finish line. Coleman softball, top-ranked in Division 4 and mauling teams all spring, had its eyes set on nothing short of a state championship as the postseason began...


Softball

Close doesn't count: Jays fall in D3 quarterfinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/14/2016 3:39:32 PM EST

UNIVERSITY CENTER Ė In the top of the first inning Ashleigh Bryant crushed a low liner that was headed for the gap in right center and could have plated Adri Nelson from first base. Yet Millington se...


Softball

The rematch: Coleman prepares to play Holton for second straight year in D4 quarterfinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/13/2016 5:18:47 PM EST

The roles are reversed this time around. Last year, the Coleman High School softball team was the clear underdog in the Division 4 quarterfinals when it took on a Holton squad that was undefeated and...


Softball

Panthers prep for state power Livonia Ladywood
Updated: 6/13/2016 4:24:36 PM EST

Being the underdog brings with it less atmospheric pressure. For one youíre not supposed to win thus you donít carry that burden on your back. Secondly, the favorite usually knows such and in doing ...


Softball

Shepherd readies for Millington in D3 quarterfinals WITH GALLERY FROM REGIONALS
Updated: 6/13/2016 2:35:02 PM EST

If they hit they have a legitimate chance of advancing to the Division 3 state semifinals. If they donít hit, wellÖ. Heading into Tuesdayís Division 3 quarterfinal between Shepherd (34-6) and Millin...


Softball

PHOTO GALLERY Shepherd downs Farwell in regional opener
Updated: 6/11/2016 10:34:25 PM EST

A strong final two innings from host Shepherd proved the difference on Saturday as the Bluejays broke a 0-0 tie with four unanswered run in the sixth and seventh to down Farwell, 4-0, in the Class C r...


Softball

Shepherd wins first regional championship since 1997, holds off Reese in title game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/11/2016 9:01:08 PM EST

ďDon't Drop! Don't Drop!Ē Shepherd ace Haley Buckley remembers thinking in mild panic as second baseman Ryanne McKenna and shortstop Bailey Brown charged into the shallow outfield grass to corral a p...


Softball

Crush, crush: Top-ranked Coleman dominates Bellevue, Fulton to win second straight D4 regional title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/11/2016 6:30:32 PM EST

MERRILL ó Thirty-four runs in eight innings of play. No runs allowed. Top-ranked Coleman was not messing around Saturday afternoon. When the dust settled in the Division 4 regional semifinals at Me...


Baseball

Carson City baseball closes banner campaign in regionals
Updated: 6/11/2016 6:29:53 PM EST

LAKEVIEW Ė Carson Cityís baseball team had its season come to a close Saturday in Division 3 regional action at Lakeview. The Eagles (22-17) opened the day with a 9-6 win over Montague before falling...


Softball

Panthers win D2 regional crown, advance to Tuesday's quarterfinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 6/11/2016 5:43:50 PM EST

FOWLERVILLE Ė The Alma High School softball team won its first regional title since 2002 Saturday as the young upstart Panthers went 2-0 in Division 2 regional action from Fowlerville High School. Th...


Baseball

Irish fall to defending D4 state champs in regional final WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM DISTRICTS
Updated: 6/11/2016 4:52:15 PM EST

EVART Ė Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heartís baseball team proved it could compete with anyone in the state Saturday as it advanced to the Division 4 regional final at Evart High School before bowing out via a...


Golf - Boys

Irish boys close season with fourth-place finish in D4 finals
Updated: 6/11/2016 4:24:33 PM EST

EAST LANSING Ė The Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart golf team finished fourth out of 15 teams at the Division 4 team state finals hosted by Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing this weekend. The Ir...


Baseball

Former Alma hurler Keegan Akin goes to Orioles in 2nd round of MLB Draft
Updated: 6/11/2016 3:42:03 PM EST

Former Alma High School baseball player Keegan Akin was drafted in the second round of the 2016 Major League Baseball draft on Thursday. Akin, a hard-throwing left-handed pitcher, was drafted by the ...


Baseball

Former Oiler star Evan Hill drafted by Tigers
Updated: 6/11/2016 3:36:25 PM EST

Former Mt. Pleasant High School standout baseball player Evan Hill was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 24th round of the 2016 Major League Baseball Draft Saturday. The 6-foot-5, 210-pounder, was...


Football

Mt. Pleasant junior Sean Fitzgerald receives Division I offer from Air Force on birthday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2016 4:43:58 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant junior Sean Fitzgerald received quite the birthday present May 21. Fitzgerald, a Division 3-4 honorable mention All-Stater and All-Saginaw Valley First Team offensive lineman in 2015, ha...


Softball

Young Panthers have turned a corner in 2016
Updated: 6/10/2016 4:36:09 PM EST

In 2008 the Alma High School softball team won a Division 2 district title and went on to beat Fowlerville 11-3 in its regional opener at Lake Odessa Lakewood High School. The Panthers came up a run...


Golf - Boys

Irish boys in third after opening round of D4 finals
Updated: 6/10/2016 4:28:43 PM EST

EAST LANSING Ė Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heartís golf team is in third place after the opening day of play in the Division 4 state finals. The Irish carded a team score of 328 at Forest Akers West Golf Cou...


ALL

Nelson, Nowak and Hauck had quite the school year in 2015-16 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2016 2:29:02 PM EST

They opened the 2016 school year by winning the Division 4 state cross country title in record-setting fashion. Once the snow started flying they promptly put together a postseason run that ended wit...


Track And Field

Ithaca's Erica Sheahan, Chippewa Hills' John Wixson invited to compete in Saturday's Midwest Meet of Champions WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/9/2016 5:59:36 PM EST

Ithaca High School's Erica Sheahan and Chippewa Hills' John Wixson will compete Saturday at the Midwest Meet of Champions hosted by Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio. The Midwest Meet of Cha...


Golf - Boys

Irish cap season with third-straight trip to golf finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/9/2016 3:02:50 PM EST

And then there was one. Or should it be two? Whatever the case the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy boys golf team will tee off for the final time in 2016 this weekend at the Division 4 state golf ...


Baseball

Diamond legacy: 'Face of Shepherd baseball' Jack Nartker retires after 27-year varsity coaching career WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/8/2016 9:51:01 AM EST

Arm in arm, long-time Shepherd High School varsity baseball coach Jack Nartker walked with his 92-year old mother Lorna to the middle of the infield Tuesday evening. It was time for him to say farewe...


Soccer - Girls

Oilers bow out in D2 regional semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/7/2016 10:07:42 PM EST

COOPERSVILLE Ė When Hannah Kahn scored 25 seconds into regulation Tuesday it appeared that Mt. Pleasant might be on the cusp of advancing into the Division 2 regional final round for the second time i...


Wrestling

Chippewa Hills' Todd and Barry taking their talents to the next level
Updated: 6/6/2016 1:35:22 PM EST

Chippewa Hills High School seniors Slade Todd and Brendan Barry both recently signed their National-Letter-of-Intent to wrestle in college. Todd signed with Heidelberg University (Ohio) while Barry s...


Track And Field

Five mid-Michigan athletes win state titles
Updated: 6/6/2016 11:53:26 AM EST

Five mid-Michigan track and field stars won state titles on Saturday afternoon during the MHSAA finals which were held on the west side of the state. In Division 1 Mt. Pleasant High School senior Kal...


Track And Field

Scholar-athlete: Beal City graduate Hannah Steffke set to walk on at Yale WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/5/2016 8:45:22 AM EST

Beal City senior Hannah Steffke was tasked with the same life-shaping decision as her sister Emily one year prior Ė Michigan State University or Yale? Emily chose Michigan State where she competed a...


Soccer - Girls

Alma falls to Freeland in district-title game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/4/2016 11:14:26 PM EST

If soccer was a game of just skill, Alma might have been okay. But visiting Freeland was bigger and stronger and, combined with its equal technical ability, had a little bit too much to overcome as t...


Track And Field

Tears of joy: Ithaca wins program's first-ever state championship WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/4/2016 10:32:06 PM EST

COMSTOCK PARK - ďDid that just happen? Is this real life?Ē Those were the first thoughts crossing the mind of Ithaca High School senior Kurstin Kalisek Saturday evening as she crossed the finish line...


Softball

PHOTO GALLERY Beal City downs Sacred Heart in district semifinals
Updated: 6/4/2016 10:11:18 PM EST

The Beal City softball team downed rival Sacred Heart 9-0 in Saturday morning's Class D district semifinal. ...


Baseball

Irish win first district title since 2004, advance to regionals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/4/2016 9:12:21 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heartís baseball team won its first district title since 2004 at home Saturday as the Irish bested rival Beal City 2-0 in the opener before topping Vestaburg 13-2 in the D4 distric...


Softball

Panthers win first district since 2008, advance WITH GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 6/4/2016 8:46:24 PM EST

IONIA Ė The Alma High School softball team won its first district title since 2008 Saturday as it beat Portland 4-2 in the D2 district finale at Portland High School. With the win the Panthers (21-17...


Softball

Lady Jays win second-straight district title WITH GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 6/4/2016 8:39:08 PM EST

HEMLOCK Ė Shepherdís softball team won its second-straight D3 district title Saturday at Hemlock High School as the Jays topped Ithaca 6-4 in the opener before besting St. Louis 11-2 for the crown. W...


Baseball

Third-ranked Pioneers fall in 11 innings in district final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/4/2016 8:25:55 PM EST

Clareís season came to an early end Saturday as the third-ranked Pioneers fell in Division 3 district action at Harrison High School. The Pioneers topped second-ranked Sanford-Meridian 2-1 in the ope...


Softball

Eagles top Mustangs for D3 district title WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 6/4/2016 8:06:03 PM EST

Farwellís softball team won its first district title since 2013 Saturday as it topped Sanford-Meridian 3-2 in the D3 district finale from Harrison High School. Brittany Cogswell had a career day as s...


Softball

Top-ranked Comets pound out second-straight district WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/4/2016 7:14:57 PM EST

Colemanís softball team won its second Division 4 district title in as many years at home Saturday as the top-ranked Comets crushed Breckenridge 22-6 in the opener before pounding Merrill 12-0 for the...


Softball

Pirates win first softball district title in school history WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 6/4/2016 6:38:48 PM EST

The Fulton High School softball team won the first district title in program history Saturday at home as it beat conference rival Fowler 8-3 in the title game. The Pirates, who also won the first sof...


Softball

Wolverines nail down second district in the last three years WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/4/2016 5:12:24 PM EST

The Vestaburg High School softball team won its second district title in the last three years Saturday at Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy as it went 2-0 on the day. The Wolverines opened with a fou...


Soccer - Girls

Oilers win fourth district in the last six years WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM EARLIER IN 2016
Updated: 6/4/2016 4:41:25 PM EST

CADILLAC Ė Mt. Pleasantís soccer team won its fourth district title in the last six years Saturday as it bested Division 2 district host Cadillac 3-1. With the win the Oilers (16-4-1) advance to Tues...


Baseball

Call to Arms: Panthers nail down first conference title in 10 years WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/3/2016 5:46:07 PM EST

A little over a week ago the Alma High School baseball team won a share of the Tri-Valley Central Conference title via a doubleheader sweep over visiting Swan Valley. With the wins in hand the Panthe...


Soccer - Girls

Phenomenal freshmen: Licina, Davis combine for three goals, lead Alma over Bullock Creek in district semis WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/3/2016 12:55:05 AM EST

Most coaches, given their choice, would probably tell you they'd prefer a roster loaded with veterans to lead them into the postseason. As Emma Licina and Kennedy Davis proved on Thursday however, f...


ALL

Thursdayís Prep Roundup: D4 golf regional results
Updated: 6/2/2016 10:42:59 PM EST

Boys Golf Division 4 regional (at The Emerald) Top three teams and top three individuals on non-qualifying teams advance to state tournament TEAMS: North Muskegon 316; Muskegon Catho...


Golf - Boys

Pilkington gets through playoff, advances to D2 state finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/2/2016 5:31:18 PM EST

One season ago Jack Pilkington finished 11th individually at the Division 2 state golf finals from Forest Akers East Golf Course in East Lansing. While the close to his junior season was really good ...


Golf - Boys

Irish advance to D4 finals for third-straight season
Updated: 6/1/2016 4:01:56 PM EST

ST. JOHNS -- Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart's boys golf team qualified to play in the Division 4 state finals for the third straight season here Wednesday afternoon at The Emerald Golf Course. The Irish f...


Track And Field

Final hurdle: Chippewa Hills senior John Wixson focused on unfinished business at state finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/1/2016 8:37:32 AM EST

John Wixson was so close he could taste it. As a Chippewa Hills junior at the 2015 Division 2 MHSAA track and field state finals, Wixson ran an exceptional 110-meter hurdles final in what Warriors co...


Track And Field

Clare junior Kasey Staley part of record-setting day at Morning Sun Meet of Champions WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/31/2016 11:45:07 PM EST

Any meet record which is associated with former Chippewa Hills state champion pole vaulter Kristen Hixson can be considered prestigious. Hixson, who went on to win a 2014 D-II pole vault national cha...


ALL

District Baseball and Softball Draws
Updated: 5/30/2016 6:25:03 PM EST

Prep Baseball Districts Division 1 At Midland High School Tuesday, May 31 G1: Mt. Pleasant vs. Bay City Western, 4 p.m. Saturday, June 4 G2: G1 winner vs. Midl...


Track And Field

37th annual Meet of Champions ready to roll Tuesday at Alma College WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/30/2016 5:37:32 PM EST

For the past six weeks The Morning Sun sports staff has been compiling local track and field numbers. You know, who is the top long jumper and top sprinter in the area? Or what local team has the be...


Track And Field

Final Back Track Listing for 2016
Updated: 5/30/2016 2:26:38 PM EST

The 37th annual Morning Sun Meet of Champions will take place Tuesday at Alma College. The meet starts at 4 p.m. and is free to the public to attend. Here's the list of this year's participants. ...


Track And Field

Record Breaker: Perry continues to amaze
Updated: 5/30/2016 11:46:05 AM EST

On April 12, 2013 Kalebb Perry set the Mt. Pleasant High School school record in the high jump when he cleared 6-7. It was the third varsity track meet of his freshman year and this one leap put Kale...


Track And Field

State Champs: Clare girls win D3 MITCA state title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/28/2016 6:36:31 PM EST

Kyle McKown paced the field for the better part of six hours Saturday. He walked from the high jump to the pole vault then back over to the finish line before making a bee line towards the long jump ...


Softball

Special 'K': Fulton senior Connor Proctor surpasses 1,000 career strikeouts, moves to 29th in MHSAA history WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/28/2016 4:01:36 AM EST

The thought of 1,000 career strikeouts was planted in Fulton ace pitcher Connor Proctorís head 13 months ago. Proctor read a story about former Harrison and current Grand Valley State pitcher Allison...


Baseball

Chippewa Hills wins outright CSAA title on ninth-inning RBI single by Austin Young WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/26/2016 9:03:32 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School baseball team secured the outright Central State Activities Association title Thursday at home as it downed rival Big Rapids 6-5 in nine innings. It was the completion ...


Golf - Boys

Irish card third-straight district title, advance to regionals
Updated: 5/26/2016 4:57:34 PM EST

ST. JOHNS -- Powered by a pair of 73s by seniors Ayush Mohan and Jake Starry, the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart boys golf team won its third straight district title here Thursday afternoon at The Emerald ...


Track And Field

Lady Jays win share of fifth-straight TVC Central title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/26/2016 1:57:38 PM EST

FREELAND - Shepherdís girls track team won a fifth-straight Tri-Valley Conference title on Wednesday night at Freeland High School. The Lady Jays finished second in the TVC Central championships with...


Baseball

Oilers fall in SVL title game, yet get Warriors again next week WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/25/2016 11:11:13 PM EST

AUBURN - They get them again next week. Thatís the good news and the news that ultimately matters. But that doesnít make the bad news any easier to stomach. For the fifth-consecutive season, the M...


Track And Field

Ithaca track sweeps, claims pair of TVC West titles WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/25/2016 10:35:39 PM EST

Ithacaís track teams swept up a pair of Tri-Valley West Conference titles at home on Wednesday as the boys finished first with 131 points while the girls locked down a second-straight title with 215 p...


Track And Field

Lady Mustangs win 3rd-straight MSAC title; SHA boys also run to win WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/25/2016 9:08:11 PM EST

One team cemented its legacy while another might have started one. On Wednesday afternoon from Montabella High School the Lady Mustangs capped a phenomenal five days by winning the Mid-State Activiti...


Baseball

Shepherd cruises past Chippewa Hills in non-conference tilt WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/25/2016 7:33:57 PM EST

The Shepherd High School baseball team topped visiting Chippewa Hills Wednesday afternoon by a count of 9-1. It was originally scheduled as a doubleheader, but plans were changed earlier in the after...


ALL

SHA's Janes earns $5,000 college scholarship
Updated: 5/25/2016 10:42:28 AM EST

The Lake Trust Foundation awarded $5,000 to Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart's Lauren Janes, during the credit unionís First Annual Foundation Community Scholarships Award Celebration. Lake Trust awarded f...


Track And Field

Track Dynasty: Pioneers sweep up pair of JPC titles WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/24/2016 10:30:50 PM EST

HOUGHTON LAKE Ė Clareís track teams swept up a pair of titles Tuesday as both the boys and girls won Jack Pine Conference titles at Houghton Lake High School. The Pioneers dominated on the day as the...


Baseball

Chippewa Hills secures share of seventh conference title in 10 years WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/24/2016 9:45:34 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School baseball team earned a share of the Central State Activities Conference title Tuesday versus Big Rapids as it won game one 9-8 before the second contest ended in an eigh...


Softball

Chaffin leads Ithaca to sweep of Chippewa Hills WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/24/2016 1:17:49 AM EST

A standout performance from Kylee Chaffin highlighted play Monday as the Ithaca softball team recorded a road sweep of non-conference foe Chippewa Hills, winning the opener by a final score of 9-5 and...


Baseball

PHOTO GALLERY Chippewa Hills hosts Ithaca
Updated: 5/24/2016 12:01:07 AM EST

The Chippewa Hills baseball team hosted Ithaca in a non-conference double header on Monday. Here's a photo gallery from the action. ...


Baseball

9th-ranked Oilers split with 6th-ranked Hawks, setting up huge game Wednesday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/23/2016 10:28:47 PM EST

Mt. Pleasantís baseball team split its home doubleheader with Saginaw Heritage Monday as the Oilers won the opener 6-4 before falling in game two 4-2. The Oilers (28-3), who are ranked ninth in Divis...


Track And Field

Back Track update for May 23
Updated: 5/23/2016 2:43:47 PM EST

Athletic.net results here - Athletic.net Rankings Here Boys ...


Track And Field

All in the Family: Hurdling takes center stage with Laurenz family WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/21/2016 7:56:38 PM EST

Theyíre following in their motherís footsteps and in the process making some big footsteps of their own for others to follow. Meet the Laurenz family, a family of hurdlers that hails from Breckenridg...


Track And Field

Regional Champs: Mustangs win first regional title in program history WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/21/2016 7:22:57 PM EST

On June 7, 2003 the Montabella softball team won a regional title by bouncing Shelby and Coleman by scores of 1-0 in regional action at Sanford-Meridian High School. Three days later the Mustangs wen...


Track And Field

Chippewa Hills girls qualify in six events, but fail to capture fifth-straight regional title WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 5/21/2016 3:54:08 AM EST

Head coach Sally Schafer knew it would take a herculean effort for her Chippewa Hills girls track team to bring home a fifth-consecutive regional title on Friday. For the most part, the Warriors gav...


Track And Field

No Doubt: Pioneers sweep D3 regional titles for second-straight season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/21/2016 12:04:21 AM EST

If you know how track coaches work you know they are pretty consistent in their approach. From mid-to-late April, when the weather is unpredictable and often cold in Michigan, track coaches hold back...


Track And Field

Back-to-back: Top-ranked Ithaca wins second straight D3 regional championship WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/20/2016 11:59:30 PM EST

Ithacaís top-ranked girls track team relayed a message to all Division 3 competition Friday evening. Catch us if you can. In winning all four relay events as well as five individual events plus nume...


Baseball

Sacred Heart rolling as postseason nears WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/20/2016 4:54:27 PM EST

Only nine baseball coaches in MHSAA history have accumulated more victories than venerable Sacred Heart Academy baseball coach Earl Hartman. Hartman has overseen 725 Irish victories to date since tak...


Soccer - Girls

Betcher nets four goals as Ithaca dominates Clare WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/20/2016 12:40:12 AM EST

Ithaca's Alysa Betcher wasn't happy with her first-half performance against Clare on Thursday. ďNothing was going how it was suppose to,Ē the senior forward remarked. ďThe ball was just going everyw...


Softball

Banner day: Fulton wins first conference title in program history behind two gems from Connor Proctor WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/19/2016 10:55:47 PM EST

Winning a conference title has long been the focus of Fulton senior Connor Proctor and her teammates as they rose through the ranks together. As a varsity softball program, the Pirates had never befo...


Baseball

Denton leads Clare to share of the JPC crown WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/19/2016 10:30:24 PM EST

The Clare High School baseball team earned a share of the Jack Pine Conference title Thursday via a sweep over Harrison. The Pioneers (22-2, 13-1 JPC), who are ranked fifth in Division 3, won the ope...


Baseball

Panthers sweep Chesaning in TVC Central action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/19/2016 9:59:52 PM EST

The Alma High School baseball team nailed down a pair of big Tri-Valley Central conference wins on Thursday as it swept visiting Chesaning by scores of 8-1 and 8-6. With the wins the Panthers improve...


Softball

Panthers run winning streak to six via sweep of Chesaning WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/19/2016 9:02:42 PM EST

When you start seven freshmen and sophomores on your varsity squad there is going to be a learning curve. Such is the case with the Alma High School softball team in that it has two seniors and one j...


Track And Field

Back to MITCA: Shepherd locks down spot in finals, preps for Friday's home regional WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/19/2016 4:13:33 PM EST

On Wednesday the final Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association (MITCA) power rankings for the 2016 season were released. As it stands six mid-Michigan track teams nailed down automatic inv...


Baseball

Sacred Heart clinches share of MSAC title with sweep over Coleman WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/17/2016 10:36:39 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy baseball team ran its winning streak to 10 in a row Tuesday evening and clinched a share of the Mid-State Activities Conference championship, defeating Coleman 2-0 and 12-2 (f...


Softball

Top-ranked Coleman clinches MSAC title, stays undefeated with sweep at Sacred Heart WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/17/2016 9:43:29 PM EST

For a second consecutive season, the Coleman High School softball team busted out the Mid-State Activities Conference championship belt. The Comets, ranked No. 1 in Division 4 and still undefeated at...


Track And Field

St. Louis junior Evan Goodell atop D3 rankings for 3,200 run WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/16/2016 5:08:44 PM EST

Life is good for Evan Goodell this spring. On April 29, the St. Louis High School junior broke a 36-year old school record in the 3,200-meter run previously set by Armando Garza in 1980. Goodell ran ...


Track And Field

Back Track for May 15 WITH GALLERY FROM SATURDAY'S ALMA COLLEGE INVITE
Updated: 5/15/2016 2:48:09 PM EST

Top eight sprints, relays and hurdles along with the top-12 times in distance events (800, 1,600 and 3,200) and field events will be invited to the Morning Sun Meet of Champions at Alma College on May...


Track And Field

Lady Jays primed for another postseason run WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/15/2016 12:00:51 PM EST

They havenít lost a conference dual meet since 2012, reeling off 33 straight victories in Tri-Valley Central Conference action via four straight unbeaten seasons. They finished fifth in the MITCA sta...


Soccer - Girls

'Carolynn Cosan Pavilion' unveiled at Horizon Park WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/15/2016 2:05:33 AM EST

It snowed on Saturday. Not much, but for the many of us who had already packed away our winter clothing for the year, confident there was nothing but heat and sunshine ahead, the occurrence was an a...


Soccer - Girls

Record collectors: Sophomore trio already breaking records as they lead Alma soccer to new heights WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/13/2016 5:33:40 PM EST

Sophomores are supposed to be honing their craft on JV, not starting on varsity Ė that's just how it works. That process has been short circuited in 2016 at Alma High School, where sophomores Sydney ...


Track And Field

WMU commit Erica Sheahan focused on capping record-smashing career in style WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/12/2016 4:38:32 PM EST

It was 6:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and Ithacaís girls track team gathered in the weight room under the supervision of strength and conditioning coach John Mimranek. With a seven-hour school day ahead...


ALL

Fiolek and Hyames earn SVL scholar-athlete honors
Updated: 5/10/2016 1:26:05 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant's Connor Fiolek and Jordan Hyames both earned Saginaw Valley League scholar-athletes honors for the 2015-16 school year. ...


Softball

Oiler reunion: McIntyre gets 1,000th win in front of huge home crowd WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/9/2016 10:59:52 PM EST

They came in from Utah. They came in from the Detroit suburbs. They came in from the 1970s, 80s, 90s and 2000s. An estimated 300 to 400 Mt. Pleasant High School alumni and fans came in from variou...


Baseball

Clare and Meridian on collision course again WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/8/2016 3:42:23 PM EST

The Jack Pine Conference baseball title goes through Sanford-Meridian and Clare. Itís been that way for years and it will likely be that way again in 2016 and beyond. Dating back to 1995 the Mustang...


Golf - Boys

Irish eye return to the state finals and more in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/8/2016 3:14:47 PM EST

You had to be there but be glad if you werenít. The date was June 5, 2015 and the site was The Meadows Golf Course in Allendale which was hosting the Division 4 state golf finals. Coming into this t...


ALL

Saturdayís Prep Roundup: Baseball and softball tournament, golf, and track and field results
Updated: 5/7/2016 10:08:22 PM EST

Baseball - Mt. Pleasant 2-5, Mason 0-2 - At Mason, Cameron Mitchell (3-0) threw a complete game no-hitter with one walk and nine strikeouts. Noah Ingram recorded two hits and scored a run. Zach Heeke...


Track And Field

Back Track for May 8 WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM SHEPHERD INVITE
Updated: 5/7/2016 2:20:44 PM EST

Boys Back Track 100 Dash Kalebb Perry, Mt. Pleasant 11.54 Brenden Sersaw, Clare 11.54 Richard Moubray, Ithaca 11.70 Blake Opdyke, Shepherd 11.73 Jack Kea, Mt. Pleasant 11...


Softball

1,000 Wins: McIntyre closing in on historic victory WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/6/2016 1:51:26 PM EST

If there is one mid-Michigan coach that embodies the meaning of the word it is Ted McIntyre. Heís the home run and the slam-dunk selection who doesnít even need the benefit of a Hail Mary. For the p...


Golf - Boys

Irish win conference dual WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/5/2016 7:15:47 PM EST

Seniors Jake Starry and Sam Kinderman posted scores of 37 and 38 to lead Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart to a pair of Mid-Michigan Golf Conference wins Thursday afternoon at the Mt. Pleasant Country Club. ...


Softball

Mercy me: Third-ranked Coleman crushing competition in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/5/2016 5:09:28 PM EST

As the runs began piling up once again during a Coleman softball rout Tuesday evening, a debate sparked in the dugout about the origins of a popular 1970s rock song. When you are living life as flawl...


Softball

Koczenasz leading softball resurgence at St. Louis WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/4/2016 2:45:16 PM EST

Nicole Koczenasz took a step into the future on Wednesday afternoon. The St. Louis High School senior softball star signed her National-Letter-of-Intent to play softball at Muskegon Community College...


Softball

Third-ranked Coleman stays undefeated as it thumps Vestaburg twice WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/3/2016 9:56:10 PM EST

The Coleman High School softball team, ranked third in Division 4, shut down visiting Vestaburg Tuesday by scores of 10-0 (five innings) and 21-0 (four innings). Coleman (14-0, 6-0 Mid-State Activiti...


Track And Field

Buskirk to Run Cross Country and Track at Grace Bible College
Updated: 5/3/2016 3:37:15 PM EST

Montabella High School has experienced team success over the last several years in girls cross country and track, and another one of the individuals from those teams is taking their ability to the nex...


Track And Field

Jackets, Pioneers and Jays all in mix to win D3 state title WITH PHOTO GALLERY FROM CLARE INVITE
Updated: 5/3/2016 2:22:49 PM EST

Itís all hypothetical, so take it with a grain of salt. But all the same when you have three of the top-five teams in the state all within 40 miles of one another itís enough to raise some eyebrows. ...


Soccer - Girls

Alma unable to hold onto halftime lead, falls to Hemlock WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/3/2016 1:43:26 AM EST

A goal can change the scope of things pretty quickly in soccer. Alma High School found that out the hard way on Monday. Leading 2-1 and having just played 25 of their best minutes of the season, th...


ALL

Shepherd sophomore Adri Nelson in pursuit of home run history WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/2/2016 9:54:57 PM EST

Adri Nelson made quite an opening statement one year ago in her first-ever varsity softball game. Then a bright-eyed freshman, Nelson was called up to the Shepherd High School varsity team with only ...


Baseball

Beal City blueprint: Leadership, coaching have Aggies poised for another strong season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/2/2016 4:58:10 PM EST

Beal City baseball coach Brad Antcliff is always seemingly a little unsatisfied, a little unsettled. Externally, he is constantly barking out directions to his Aggies players and helping them to bett...


Softball

Pirates off to blazing start in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/1/2016 4:14:34 PM EST

When the 2016 softball season opened a couple weeks ago they made the honorable mention list in Division 4. Since then they have gone 11-1 and outscored their opposition 113-24. In short the Fulton ...


Track And Field

Updated Back Track rankings
Updated: 4/30/2016 1:11:15 PM EST

Boys Back Track 100 Dash Kalebb Perry, Mt. Pleasant 11.54 Brenden Sersaw, Clare 11.54 Jack Kea, Mt. Pleasant 11.85 Blake Opdyke, Shepherd 11.88 Jake Mogg, Mt. Pleasant 11...


Track And Field

Catch us if you can: Chippewa Hills runs conference dual win streak to 97 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/30/2016 12:39:56 PM EST

As streaks go, what the Chippewa Hills girls track and field team has accomplished over the last 14 years within its conference is incredible. The Warriors, at one time in the Western Waterways Activ...


Baseball

Beal City sweeps non-conference rival Sacred Heart Friday evening WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/29/2016 10:15:30 PM EST

The Beal City High School baseball team won two games at home versus Sacred Heart Friday by scores of 3-1 and 6-3. Kendall Flaugher (2-0) picked up the win for the Aggies (9-2-2) in game one as he al...


Football

Documentary on historic rise of Ithaca football program set to premiere Saturday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/28/2016 2:42:09 PM EST

The documentary on the historic rise of the Ithaca football program is set to be unveiled Saturday. Created by Central Michigan University grad student Mason Flick, the documentary on the Yellowjacke...


ALL

Chippewa Hills finding its way following loss of key player to injury WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/27/2016 8:00:49 PM EST

The plan for Chippewa Hills entering the 2016 campaign was a heavy reliance on the right arm and bat of junior Brett Walcutt. That all changed five games into the season. Not only did the young Warr...


Softball

Hornets enter new era in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/27/2016 3:00:45 PM EST

During her prolific prep career Harrison hurler Allison Lipovsky went 91-32 in the circle with an ERA of 1.03. She struck out 1,363 hitters in 725 innings and had 60 shutout and 23 no-hitters. In 2...


Basketball - Girls

Maniez signs to play basketball at Alma College
Updated: 4/24/2016 1:36:36 PM EST

St. Louis senior Ashtyn Maniez recently signed her National-Letter-of-Intent to play basketball at Alma College starting this fall. The First-team All-TVC West player helped Sharks finish runner-up in...


Softball

Jays could be an offensive juggernaut in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/24/2016 11:49:27 AM EST

Through its first nine games of the 2016 campaign the Shepherd High School softball team had outscored its opponents 111-16 en route to an 8-1 record. The Jays averaged 12.3 runs per game while allow...


Baseball

Shepherd Baseball: A program built by Jack Nartker WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/24/2016 10:40:54 AM EST

When you approach the Shepherd baseball and softball complex you canít help but be taken back a bit. Thereís the seatback seating behind home plate which offers a great view of every pitch and play. ...


ALL

Saturdayís Prep Roundup: Marauder Invitational recap and results
Updated: 4/23/2016 11:08:08 PM EST

ST. JOHNS - Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart boys golf team won the 15-team Marauder Invitational Saturday at The Emerald Golf Course. Powered by Ayush Mohan's tourney medalist score of 75, the Irish poste...


ALL

PHOTO GALLERY: Chippewa Hills hosts baseball, softball and track invites Saturday
Updated: 4/23/2016 6:14:57 PM EST

Here are photos from Saturday's baseball, softball and track and field invites hosted by Chippewa Hills....


Track And Field

Back Track for Morning Sun Meet of Champions WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/23/2016 1:38:19 PM EST

Boys Back Track 100 Dash Kalebb Perry, Mt. Pleasant 11.54 Brenden Sersaw, Clare 11.55 Jack Kea, Mt. Pleasant 11.85 Jake Mogg, Mt. Pleasant 11.89 Alex Dysinger, Cla...


Track And Field

Lady Jackets win Blue and Gold Invite WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/23/2016 12:04:06 AM EST

The Ithaca girls track team won the 16-team Blue and Gold home invite Friday as the Jackets posted 136 points on the day. a target="_blank" href="http://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.as...


Tennis - Girls

Mt. Pleasant bagels Bay City Western for first conference win WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/22/2016 8:45:26 PM EST

The schedule makers didn't take it easy on the Mt. Pleasant girls tennis team in 2016. Despite ushering in largely a new crop of players including seven of eight on the doubles side, the Oilers were...


Softball

U of M commit Hannah Carson continuing to shine in sophomore year at Mt. Pleasant WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/22/2016 4:20:11 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant softball coach Ted McIntyre began receiving inquiries from college softball programs about Hannah Carson when she was still in the seventh grade. Carson, now a sophomore left-handed hitt...


Baseball

Division 4 sixth-ranked Beal City squares off with D2 fourth-ranked DeWitt WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/21/2016 9:26:13 PM EST

The Beal City High School baseball team dropped a 7-6 decision at home to DeWitt Thursday, while the second game ended as a 5-5 tie. Thomas McCann took the loss in the opener for the Aggies (4-1-2) ...


Track And Field

Pioneers top Eagles in Jack Pine Conference action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/20/2016 8:50:21 PM EST

The Clare High School track teams swept visiting Farwell in Jack Pine Conference dual meet action Wednesday from the Brookwood Athletic Complex. The Pioneer boys, who have won 12 straight conference ...


Track And Field

Breckenridge hosts St. Louis and Merrill in TVC West triangular WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/20/2016 6:51:15 PM EST

Results will be posted at Athletic.net....


Cross Country

Blue Jay coaching duo runs in Boston Marathon
Updated: 4/20/2016 3:00:58 PM EST

For Shepherd educators Rick Cahoon and BJ Tomanek running is a way of life. For nine to 10 months out of the school year Cahoon works with the high school distance runners while Tomanek works with th...


Baseball

Trucks signs to play baseball at Davenport
Updated: 4/20/2016 2:51:05 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant senior Max Trucks recently signed his National-Letter-of-Intent to play baseball at Davenport starting this fall. Trucks hit .368 for the Oilers in 2015 with 27 runs scored and 34 RBIs. ...


Baseball

Matt Kornexl's 19 strikeouts, 13-run first inning propel Sacred Heart to doubleheader sweep over Montabella WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/19/2016 10:36:11 PM EST

Sacred Heart senior Matt Kornexl struck out 19 batters Tuesday in a 5-0 shutout win over Montabella, while the Irish used a 13-run first inning in game two to post a 20-3 three-inning victory. Kornex...


Softball

Sacred Heart, Montabella split MSAC doubleheader WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/19/2016 9:49:12 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy softball team dropped a 6-5 decision at home to Montabella Tuesday afternoon in Mid-State Activities Conference action, but rebounded with a 17-2 victory in game two. Jordan ...


Softball

Farwell off to fast start despite split with Warriors WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/18/2016 11:52:39 PM EST

Playing nine games in six days is a bit much. But thatís exactly what the Farwell High School softball team has done of the past six days and the Eagles have done it well as they closed the busy week...


Soccer - Girls

Mt. Pleasant opens floodgates in second half, downs Bay City Central WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/18/2016 11:48:55 PM EST

When you're coming into a soccer match as a heavy favorite, the key to victory is always the same Ė get the first goal. As Mt. Pleasant found out on Monday, that doesn't always come easily. With t...


Baseball

Mt. Pleasant stays perfect with two more Saginaw Valley League wins WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/18/2016 11:25:42 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School baseball team moved to 6-0 overall and in the Saginaw Valley League Monday with 7-1 and 15-0 (four innings) wins over Flint Carman-Ainsworth. Logan Buczkowski (2-0) threw...


Baseball

Eagles playing well under first-year coach Gregory WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/18/2016 10:54:59 PM EST

With only 11 players suited up for Mondayís non-conference doubleheader at Chippewa Hills High School the Farwell nine didnít have a lot of room for injury or error. In the end the Eagles turned in a...


Softball

Mt. Pleasant's Katie Heller throws two gems, leads Oilers past Flint Carman-Ainsworth WITH GALLERY
Updated: 4/18/2016 10:23:53 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School softball team picked up a pair of home victories over Flint Carman-Ainsworth Monday by scores of 9-3 and 11-0 (five innings). Katie Heller started both games for the Oile...


Baseball

Mt. Pleasant ready for D1 challenge, dominates opening week of season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/17/2016 6:32:13 PM EST

When the Mt. Pleasant High School baseball team lost in the 2015 Division 2 state championship game to Orchard Lake St. Maryís, it could at least take solace in the fact that so many of the major cont...


Basketball - Boys

Wise steps down as varsity basketball coach
Updated: 4/17/2016 12:52:35 PM EST

Heís there in the fall. Heís there in the winter. Heís there in the spring. In short, heís a coach for all seasons. Over the course of the last 13 years Clareís Rob Wise has been a constant for th...


Softball

Mogg shines as Oilers open SVL play with sweep of Bay City Central WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/14/2016 11:07:22 PM EST

To win the Saginaw Valley League softball title, you're going to ultimately have to go through Midland and Bay City Western. To put yourself in a position to do that however, you have to take care o...


Baseball

Aggies score late, top host Pioneers WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/14/2016 9:58:28 PM EST

Beal Cityís baseball team opened the season with victory Thursday as the Aggies squeaked past host Clare 6-5. The Aggies led 4-0 till the bottom of the sixth at which point the Pioneers (3-1) kicked ...


Softball

Pioneers sweep home opener, improve to 4-2 on season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/14/2016 9:09:06 PM EST

The Clare softball team improved to 4-2 on the season Thursday as it swept two games from visiting Beal City. The Pioneers won the opener 12-2 in six innings before claiming game two 10-4 in seven fr...


Track And Field

Oilers open 2016 season at updated Community Memorial Stadium WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/13/2016 8:12:59 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant High Schoolís track teams opened the 2016 season at home Wednesday with a triangular against Saginaw and Bay City Central. The Oiler boys won this Saginaw Valley League meet as it finish...


Track And Field

Beal City boys and SHA girls win season-opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/12/2016 9:42:31 PM EST

The Beal City High School boys track team won its home triangular Tuesday as it finished atop the three-team field with 72 points. Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart was second with 51 while Houghton Lake was...


Baseball

Mt. Pleasant throws no-hitter, two-hitter in season-opening sweep over Dow WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/12/2016 8:41:29 PM EST

The Mount Pleasant High School baseball team opened the 2016 season with a pair of Saginaw Valley League victories Tuesday as it pounded Midland Dow by scores of 14-1 (five innings) and 5-0. Mt. Plea...


Baseball

300 Hitter: St. Louis' Carman gets 300th-career victory WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/12/2016 8:04:22 PM EST

When you talk baseball in the middle of mitten there are certain coaching names that come to the forefront. The veteran skippers at Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy, Alma, Shepherd and...


Competitive Cheerleading

Kolb to cheer at Adrian College starting this fall
Updated: 4/11/2016 2:13:45 PM EST

Alma High School senior Emily Kolb signed her National Letter of Intent to cheer at Adrian College starting this fall. ...


Basketball - Boys

First Team/Second Team and Honorable Mention Team WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/9/2016 4:18:42 PM EST

First Team Kaleb Barrett, Senior, Carson City-Crystal Barrett lit up the scoreboard a lot this season, including a 41-point performance versus MSAC foe Ashley where he made a school-record 10...


Basketball - Boys

DREAM TEAM: Alma senior Dylan Carl claims second straight ''Player of the Year' honor WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/9/2016 2:19:55 PM EST

J.T. Cleveland has seen a lot of basketball as the long-time boys basketball coach at Alma High School. So it says a lot when Cleveland regards 6-foot-10 senior center Dylan Carl as the ďbest player ...


Basketball - Girls

First Team/Second Team and Honorable Mention Team WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/2/2016 1:58:15 PM EST

First-Team Girls Basketball Maddi Weese, Senior, Carson City First-team All-MSAC player for the Eagles averaged 14.3 points and 6.7 rebounds. Also averaged 1.3 blocks and 1.4 steals pe...


Basketball - Girls

Gamble earns Player of the Year honor for 2015-16 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/2/2016 1:21:32 PM EST

Over the span of the last four seasons the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart girls basketball team has won three Mid-State Activities Conference titles and four Class D district titles. Once in the postseaso...


Cross Country

Steffke earns $1,000 scholar-athlete scholarship
Updated: 3/31/2016 1:49:09 PM EST

Hannah Steffke of Beal City High School was honored as a recipient of the Michigan High School Athletic Association's Scholar-Athlete Award at the 2016 MHSAA Boys Basketball Finals at the Jack Breslin...


Wrestling

O'Green captains 2015-16 Morning Sun Wrestling teams WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/28/2016 2:01:12 PM EST

Over the course of the past two years there have been some great performances from mid-Michigan athletes and teams. There have been teams that have won state titles in cross country, football, bowlin...


Basketball - Boys

Carl named to Class B All-State second team
Updated: 3/26/2016 1:15:09 PM EST

Class B All-State List The 2016 Associated Press Class B All-State Basketball as selected by Michigan sportswriters and broadcasters Player of the Year Austin Davis, Onsted, Sr...


Basketball - Boys

The Deja Blues: Fulton downed by top-ranked Jets in Class D semifinals, again WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 3/25/2016 2:49:22 AM EST

EAST LANSING Ė ďWe ran into a buzzsaw. We were tentative in the first half on both ends and Powers just kind of got into attack mode inside and out. We didn't really have an answer for them.Ē That wa...


Basketball - Boys

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS from Fulton's semifinal clash with Powers North Central
Updated: 3/25/2016 2:31:19 AM EST

Powers North Central simply proved too good to stop as it ended Fulton's season in the Class D semifinals for the second-consecutive season. For game story and 200 photo gallery, click a target="_b...


Cross Country

Farwell's Hammond becomes first female runner to sign to run at MMCC
Updated: 3/24/2016 6:48:46 PM EST

Farwell High School senior Contessa Hammond became the first female runner to sign her National-Letter-of-Intent to run at Mid Michigan Community College. Hammond was a three-time state qualifier for...


Basketball - Boys

Lehman, Barrett earn honorable mention honors in Class C
Updated: 3/24/2016 2:51:15 PM EST

Class C All-State List The 2016 Associated Press Class C All-State Basketball as selected by Michigan sportswriters and broadcasters Player of the Year Gage Kreski, St. Ignace ...


Basketball - Boys

Fulton and Powers North Central renew rivalry in semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/23/2016 2:47:34 PM EST

If youíre going to win a state title sometimes you win it in districts. Other times you win it in the regional round. Then again, sometimes the key victory comes in the quarterfinal or semifinal. F...


Basketball - Boys

Antes earns second-team honors, Dove named to HM team
Updated: 3/23/2016 1:51:46 PM EST

Class D All-State List The 2016 Associated Press Class D All-State Basketball as selected by Michigan sportswriters and broadcasters Player of the Year Jason Whitens, Powers No...


Basketball - Boys

Pirates march into semifinals for second-straight season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/23/2016 12:27:59 AM EST

TRAVERSE CITY Ė Colton Antes was concerned, real concerned. Jake Litwiller was concerned too. The two most-recognized stars of the Fulton High School boys basketball team have been mainstays on the ...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca upended by Class C juggernaut Flint Beecher in quarterfinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/22/2016 10:33:23 PM EST

TROY Ė Former Central Michigan head coach and current University of Detroit assistant Jay Smith waited outside the Ithaca locker room for several minutes post-game Tuesday night. Smith does not have ...


Basketball - Boys

March magic? Ithaca prepares for Class C defending state champ Flint Beecher in quarterfinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/21/2016 5:13:32 PM EST

Leave it to the NCAA Tournament to provide Ithaca a little extra confidence. There are not many people around the state picking the Yellowjackets (23-2) to defeat second-ranked defending state champi...


Basketball - Boys

Down is up and up is down: Fulton takes on Bellaire in Class D quarterfinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/21/2016 1:48:36 PM EST

In order to go south they have to go north first. If things go right it will be an up is down and down is up kind of week for the Fulton High School boys basketball program. As it stands the Pirates...


Basketball - Girls

Nate Schneider: Sacred Heart coach Damon Brown, two seniors share emotional Saturday morning WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/19/2016 3:47:26 PM EST

EAST LANSING - Whether tears of joy or tears of sadness, you know the emotions are going to be worn on sleeves at the state finals. When Sacred Heart won its first-ever Class D state championship in ...


Basketball - Girls

Irish falter in the finals, fall to Pittsford in Class D title game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/19/2016 3:21:34 PM EST

EAST LANSING Ė Itís all about how one handles the pressure. The pressure of the moment. The pressure of the game. The defensive pressure. On Saturday morning from the Breslin Center on the campus ...


ALL

Rise and shine: Sacred Heart battles unbeaten, top-ranked Pittsford Saturday in Class D state title game WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/18/2016 5:56:55 PM EST

Two years ago in East Lansing, Sacred Heart created magic. The Irish won the programís first-ever Class D state championship as it rallied to stun top-ranked Crystal Falls Forest Park 56-53, going ah...


Basketball - Girls

More Photos from Breslin
Updated: 3/17/2016 11:51:27 PM EST

Additional gallery from Thursday night's SHA win in the Class D semifinals. Story/Photos/Gallery: Sacred Heart needs no luck on St. Patrick's Day, a...


Basketball - Girls

Sacred Heart needs no luck on St. Patrick's Day, advances to Class D state title game WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/17/2016 11:33:31 PM EST

EAST LANSING Ė Two years ago, Sophie Ruggles and Scout Nelson watched from the stands at the Breslin Center as Sacred Heart won its first-ever Class D girls basketball state title. Ruggles was in eig...


Basketball - Girls

Nate Schneider: Former Ithaca coach Bob Anderson, current senior class provided Breslin blueprint WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/17/2016 6:50:09 PM EST

EAST LANSING Ė From an annually struggling girls basketball program to the Breslin Center, the rise of Ithaca has been remarkable to say the least. Badly wanting to get back into high school coaching...


Basketball - Girls

Jackets run into buzzsaw, fall in Class C semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/17/2016 5:48:28 PM EST

EAST LANSING Ė Sometimes the hand of fate intervenes. Sometimes itís fair and sometimes itís unfair and sometimes it benefits one over another. For the opening 26 games of the 2015-16 girls basketba...


Basketball - Boys

Caleb Walden's fourth-quarter explosion powers Fulton past Crossroads and into quarterfinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/16/2016 11:33:40 PM EST

All postseason, Fulton has had the luxury of being able to rely on the sweet-shooting Colton Antes whenever it's needed a big bucket In Wednesday's regional-title game against Big Rapids Crossroads h...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca wins first Regional Title since 1956, ousts Cinderella Reese WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/16/2016 11:21:58 PM EST

In 1956, the Detroit Red Wings lost 4-1 in the Stanley Cup Finals to Montreal. Elvis Presley was catching on as a star in the music industry. Mickey Mantle was the best player in all of baseball,...


Basketball - Boys

Panthers fall via late rally, close 2015-16 campaign WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/16/2016 11:13:56 PM EST

FRANKENMUTH Ė JT Cleveland wears his heart on his sleeve. With one quick glance you could tell he was hurting inside on Wednesday night. In his final postgame interview of the 2015-16 season Clevela...


Basketball - Girls

Back to Breslin: Irish win ultra-close quarterfinal over Gaylord St. Mary's WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/15/2016 11:46:53 PM EST

SCOTTVILLE Ė In the seconds immediately following the conclusion of Tuesday nightís Class D quarterfinal from Mason County Central High School Damon Brown walked by himself to the west side of the gym...


Basketball - Girls

Ticket validation: Ithaca advances to Class C state semifinals for first time in school history WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/15/2016 11:45:45 PM EST

SAGINAW Ė The dream is real. Ithaca, a program which is not steeped in tradition like its opponent, is headed to the Class C state semifinals at Michigan Stateís Breslin Center. The Yellowjackets pu...


Basketball - Girls

Gamble named Player of the Year in Class D WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/15/2016 12:54:43 PM EST

Averi Gamble has made it a routine to dominate during the biggest games of her high school career. The Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy 6-foot-3 senior center is a four-year varsity contributor, p...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca sets new season-high in wins with 22, advances to Regional Finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/15/2016 12:11:46 AM EST

Monday nightís Class C regional nightcap promised to be a closely-contested game between two multi-sport rivals, pitting Millington against the host Ithaca Yellow Jackets. Sometimes promises are brok...


Basketball - Boys

Alma leaps past Class B regional semifinal hurdle, downs TVC Central foe Freeland WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/15/2016 12:09:58 AM EST

FRANKENMUTH Ė One year ago, Alma stomached a lopsided defeat in a Class B regional semifinal versus eventual state champion Wyoming Godwin Heights. The Panthers packaged that loss in positive fashion...


Basketball - Boys

Fulton finds a way, advances to Wednesday's Class D regional final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/14/2016 10:06:07 PM EST

Colton Antes has had quite the season already. The sharpshooting Fulton High School senior became the fourth player in program history to reach 1,000-career points back in January. In recent weeks h...


Basketball - Girls

Scout's honor: Sacred Heart freshman point guard Scout Nelson integral part of Irish success WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/13/2016 4:39:41 PM EST

Without a savvy point guard directing the show, any basketball team is bound to struggle. Sacred Heart entered the 2015-16 season with aspirations of a deep postseason run, but in order to do so the ...


Football

Trio of Panthers to play football at Olivet
Updated: 3/12/2016 12:56:18 PM EST

Alma seniors Dan Waber, Darren Olejniczak and Justin Doyle recently signed their National-Letters-of-Intent to play football at Olivet College starting this fall. ...


Soccer - Girls

Oiler star signs to play at Grace Bible this fall
Updated: 3/12/2016 12:48:44 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant High School senior Maddie Brown recently signed her National-Letter-of-Intent to play soccer at Grace Bible College in Grand Rapids this fall. Maddie is a standout in the classroom and o...


Basketball - Boys

Historic night by Colton Antes sends Fulton to third straight district title as it topples host Fowler WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/11/2016 11:55:18 PM EST

FOWLER Ė If you left Friday nightís Class D district championship game between Fulton and Fowler with vocal chords still at full working capacity, you probably werenít doing it right. There was not a...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca repeats as District Champions, will host Regionals next week WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/11/2016 11:45:39 PM EST

HEMLOCK - Itís really all about having a championship mentality. In Ithaca, it seems to run in the water. In the same academic year as yet another football state title, a girls bowling state crown, ...


Basketball - Boys

ďGrandĒ Finale: Alma advances as Carl crosses 1,000-point threshold in final home game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/11/2016 10:56:11 PM EST

Dylan Carl has a flair for the dramatic. Playing in front of a home crowd for the final time of his storied career, Almaís 6-foot-10 senior center erupted for 31 points as the Panthers (18-3) pulled...


Basketball - Boys

Montabella comeback falls short in Class C district final action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/11/2016 9:55:23 PM EST

Montabella kept coming back and coming back and coming back. Then the time ran out. That was the scenario at Montabella High School on Friday night as the host Mustangs made several late comeback at...


Basketball - Girls

Center stage: Sacred Heart standout Averi Gamble scores 24, leads Irish to Class D regional title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/10/2016 10:57:28 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS - When in doubt, go Gamble. In everyday life and in different context, that might be a poor piece of advice. But when it is referring to Sacred Heart four-year standout center Averi Gamble...


Basketball - Girls

Jackets make history, advance to Class C quarterfinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/10/2016 10:56:48 PM EST

REESE Ė Bust out the turntable because itís time to spin some records. On Thursday night from Reese High School the Ithaca High School girls basketball team recorded a historical outtake as it beat R...


Basketball - Boys

Vestaburg downed by world-beating Fowler in district semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/10/2016 2:06:09 AM EST

FOWLER Ė Vestaburg didn't play particularly well on Wednesday in opening Class D district play against host Fowler. Even if it had, it might not have mattered. A huge Jeremy Pung slam dunk less tha...


Basketball - Boys

Fulton allows one first-half field goal, blows out Portland St. Patrick in district semis WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/10/2016 12:29:20 AM EST

FOWLER Ė If Portland St. Patrick had made a few threes like it did last week in downing Fowler, it might have been able to test Fulton in the Class D district semifinals on Wednesday. As it was, the ...


Basketball - Boys

Fulton allows one first half field goal, blows out Portland St. Patrick in district semis WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/10/2016 12:28:48 AM EST

FOWLER Ė If Portland St. Patrick had made a few threes like it did last week in downing Fowler, it might have been able to test Fulton in the Class D district semifinals on Wednesday. As it was, the ...


Basketball - Boys

Scoring barrage: Alma compiles program's highest point total in 'at least 30 years' during district rout over Belding WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/10/2016 12:11:22 AM EST

Did Alma set a school record for points in a game Wednesday night? Itís certainly possible. The Panthers (17-3) entertained their home crowd for a full four quarters in a Class B district semifinal ...


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Late free throw by Ovid-Elsie's Michael Beno ends Shepherd's season in Class B districts WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/9/2016 11:32:13 PM EST

A free throw by Ovid-Elseís Michael Beno with 2.8 seconds remaining Wednesday night sunk Shepherd in Class B district action at Alma. With the score deadlocked at 42-42, the Marauders took possession...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca cruises past Merrill, will face Sanford-Meridian in district final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/9/2016 11:18:34 PM EST

HEMLOCK - Ithaca took care of business Wednesday night as it downed Merrill 55-20 in Class C district semifinal action at Hemlock High School. The Yellow Jackets, who now sit at 20-2, dominated the 2...


Basketball - Boys

Out with a bang: Breckenridge gives Sanford-Meridian a scare in district semifinal WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/9/2016 10:59:13 PM EST

HEMLOCK - Before the beginning of Wednesday nightís doubleheader finale between Breckenridge and Sanford-Meridian, Breckenridge head coach Jeff Ostrander was confident in his teamís chances. Despite ...


Basketball - Boys

Mustangs advance to district final, Aggies bow out WITH PHOTO GALLERIES
Updated: 3/9/2016 10:40:33 PM EST

Montabellaís boys basketball team stamped its ticket to Friday nightís Class C home district final by topping Morley-Stanwood 46-41 Wednesday in what was a close game from the get go. The Mustangs im...


Basketball - Girls

Blistering start from Freeland too much for Panthers to overcome WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/9/2016 1:15:53 AM EST

FRANKENMUTH Ė Coming into Tuesday nightís Class B regional semifinal the Alma Panthers had won seven of their last eight games. Meanwhile, their opponent, the Freeland Falcons came in riding a nine-g...


Basketball - Girls

Matchup nightmare: Sacred Heart dominates paint in second half, advances to Class D regional final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/9/2016 12:42:32 AM EST

BIG RAPIDS Ė Basketball games can often be about finding the mismatch. When any team prepares for third-ranked Sacred Heart, the attention immediately goes to 6-foot-3 senior center Averi Gamble and ...


Basketball - Girls

Interspecies domination: Belles shines as Yellowjackets oust Hornets to advance to first-ever regional-title game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/8/2016 11:31:58 PM EST

REESE Ė Double teams, triple teams, hacking and grabbing, New Lothrop tried a little bit of everything to slow down Ithaca's Kayla Belles in Tuesday's regional-semifinal tilt. The result? Twenty nine...


Basketball - Boys

District dynamo: Mt. Pleasant's Noah Ingram pours in school-record 44 points in victory over host Midland Dow to begin postseason WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/7/2016 10:32:40 PM EST

MIDLAND Ė Noah Ingram can add his name to the top of an illustrious list of great individual scoring performances in Mount Pleasant High School varsity basketball history. Ingram scored a school-reco...


Basketball - Boys

Jackets complete sweep of Sharks, advance to face Merrill in semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/7/2016 10:18:37 PM EST

HEMLOCK - According to Ithaca coach Jim Thompson, one of the toughest things to do in basketball is to beat the same time three times in the same season. ďBy round three, they have had two chances to...


Basketball - Boys

Eagles advance to Class C semifinal round via win over Comets WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/7/2016 9:33:54 PM EST

HOUGHTON LAKE Ė Farwellís boys basketball team notched its third win of the season over former Jack Pine Conference rival Coleman Monday in Class C district action. Farwell raced out to a 15-5 lead a...


Basketball - Boys

Third-quarter run propels Aggies into district semifinal round WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/7/2016 9:09:52 PM EST

Theyíre records were similar as was their game. Coming into Monday nightís Class C district opener from Montabella High School both Beal City and White Cloud were looking to see where they stacked up...


Basketball - Boys

Class C boys basketball district previews WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/6/2016 8:00:14 PM EST

When you look at the Class C district draws you canít help but notice how difficult each district is. For example the Hemlock district features three solid teams in the host Huskies, Ithaca and Sanfo...


Basketball - Boys

Mt. Pleasant rolls in Dow district looking to bring home some hardware WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/6/2016 7:29:00 PM EST

If you spoke to Dan Schell during the regular season you know he was talking about the postseason. The veteran Mt. Pleasant High School boys basketball coach knows the regular season is about preppin...


Basketball - Boys

Fulton, Vestaburg headline loaded Class D district at Fowler WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/6/2016 4:19:05 PM EST

Whichever team comes out of the Class D district at Fowler High School will certainly have earned it. The first shoe to drop will come Monday when Fulton (13-6) meets Ashley (6-12) in a 7 p.m. distri...


Basketball - Boys

Host Alma prepared to go after second straight Class B district title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/6/2016 3:19:12 PM EST

There is very little doubt Alma is the Class B District 54 favorite. The Panthers wrapped up the regular season with a 16-3 overall record which included a perfect 13-0 mark in the Tri-Valley Confere...


Wrestling

O'Green wins second state title, rolls at finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/5/2016 9:00:33 PM EST

AUBURN HILLS Ė Carson City-Crystal senior wrestler Dallas OíGreen won his second state title in as many years Saturday as he won the Division 4 individual crown at 130 pounds. OíGreen went 4-0 at the...


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Additional photos of Breckenridge, Farwell and other schools competing at D4 state finals
Updated: 3/5/2016 7:07:13 PM EST

Link to story: Division 4 dynasty: Breckenridge wins second straight state title, ninth in school history ...


Competitive Cheerleading

Division 4 dynasty: Breckenridge wins second straight state title, ninth in school history WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/5/2016 7:02:58 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS Ė Breckenridge is running out of fingers to count the state titles. The Huskies took MHSAA competitive cheer by storm 16 years ago when it began a string of seven state championships and...


Basketball - Girls

Pioneers lose heartbreaker, fall by point in Class B district final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/4/2016 11:28:02 PM EST

The Clare High School girls basketball team closed the season out in heartbreaking fashion Friday as it lost to Reed City 48-47 in Class B district final action from Chippewa Hills High School. The P...


Basketball - Girls

Panthers Earn Second District Championship in Three Years; Take Down Rival Blue Jays 49-34 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/4/2016 11:15:23 PM EST

STANTON Ė In a clash of styles, Alma was able to use stingy fourth-quarter defense to defeat Shepherd 49-34 in Friday nightís Class B girls basketball district championship from Central Montcalm High ...


Basketball - Girls

Irish win fourth-straight district, march on WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/4/2016 10:43:52 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heartís girls basketball program notched its fourth straight Class D district title at home on Friday as it topped McBain Northern Michigan Christian 59-37. The Irish (21-2) took ...


Basketball - Girls

Ithaca girls win second-straight Class C title
Updated: 3/4/2016 9:26:38 PM EST

SANFORD Ė The Ithaca High School girls basketball team won its second Class C district in as many years Friday as it squeaked past Hemlock 57-53 from Sanford-Meridian High School. The Jackets improve...


Wrestling

Results from Friday's Individual Wrestling Finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/4/2016 8:30:37 PM EST

MHSAA Individual State Wrestling Finals Division 2 HWT Ė Billy Tithof, Mt. Pleasant (35-8) M1: Lost 12-1 major decision to Patrick DePiazza (Cedar Springs) M2: Won 3-1 in...


Bowling

Ithaca girls win D4 state title by three pins
Updated: 3/4/2016 7:48:57 PM EST

GRAND LEDGE Ė Who needs to win by a lot? The Ithaca High School girls bowling team doesnít. On Friday afternoon the Yellowjackets rolled their way to the first bowling state title in program history...


Bowling

Alma girls win first state bowling title in program history
Updated: 3/4/2016 5:53:51 PM EST

JACKSON Ė The Alma High School girls bowling team won the Division 3 team state title on Friday as it topped Hudsonville Unity Christian by 20 pins in the finals. The state crown is the first in prog...


Competitive Cheerleading

Top-ranked Breckenridge has sights on second straight D4 state title; Farwell also competing WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/4/2016 3:11:56 PM EST

One of the most decorated competitive cheer programs in state history will be attempting to bring another state championship back to mid-Michigan. Top-ranked Breckenridge has its sights set on captur...


Hockey - Boys

Oilers close season out with loss to Cadillac WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/4/2016 9:18:18 AM EST

Mt. Pleasant closed its season out in Pre-Regional action at Cadillac Thursday with a 3-2 loss to the hosts. Cadillac netted the game-winner in the final minutes of regulation to send the Oilers home...


Basketball - Boys

Bombs away: Carson City wins share of MSAC title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/3/2016 11:59:17 PM EST

The 3-pointer giveth and the 3-pointer taketh away. On Thursday night the Carson City-Crystal boys basketball team earned a share of its first conference title since 2008 as it bombed away from the o...


Basketball - Girls

Alma and Shepherd Notch Wins; Will Square Off in a Battle for 127 Rematch in Fridayís District Final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/3/2016 12:03:30 AM EST

STANTON Ė In a game that took an extra session and saw six players foul out, Alma was able to fend off Belding to earn a spot in Fridayís district final against Shepherd, which used a fourth-quarter r...


Basketball - Girls

Third-ranked Sacred Heart receives big effort from Sophie Ruggles in Class D district-opening win over Crossroads WITH GALLERY
Updated: 3/2/2016 11:18:17 PM EST

Sacred Heart came into this season with a 6-foot-3 All-State senior center in Averi Gamble and plenty of uncertainty around her. A freshman point guard, a freshman shooting guard and a sophomore powe...


Basketball - Girls

Strong second quarter propels Fulton over Ashley in district opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/2/2016 10:20:38 PM EST

A strong second quarter proved the difference on Wednesday as the Fulton girls basketball team opened Class D district play with a win, ousting upset-minded Ashley by a final score of 58-43. With th...


Basketball - Girls

Pioneers hit their stride, advance to district final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/2/2016 10:16:13 PM EST

If they continue to play like they did on Wednesday night, well then they just might be on the cusp of something special. The Clare High School girls basketball team shot 17-for-27 from the field (63...


Basketball - Girls

Harrison's Anderson calls it a career after 40-plus years of coaching WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 3/2/2016 9:14:34 PM EST

Carl Anderson called career Wednesday night. The long-time Harrison High School coach and educator returned to the sideline some two years ago to coach the varsity girls program, something he did wit...


Golf - Girls

Trifecta: Seventh-ranked Ithaca defeats St. Louis for third time, advances in Class C districts WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/29/2016 10:10:47 PM EST

MERIDIAN Ė The way Ithaca has run through St. Louis with ease twice over the last four days is remarkable. During the Tri-Valley Conference West regular season, the Sharks won all 12 of their contest...


Basketball - Girls

Oilers close out season with district loss to Bay City Western WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/29/2016 9:16:01 PM EST

Mt. Pleasantís girls basketball team closed the season at home Monday with a 43-32 loss to Bay City Western in Class A district action. The Oilers close the season out at 7-14 while Bay City Western ...


Basketball - Boys

What should be our MIPrepZone Game of the Week? WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/28/2016 6:30:29 PM EST

This is the final week of the boys basketball regular season and many quality matchups are on tap in mid-Michigan with conference title implications on the line. Here are the nominees for MIPrepZone ...


Basketball - Girls

Mt. Pleasant hosts Class A district including two of top-ranked teams in state WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/28/2016 4:48:52 PM EST

The Saginaw Valley League can be unkind to young basketball teams. Mt. Pleasant felt the brunt of it this season as an inexperienced roster struggled to win games while trying to map a way through an...


Basketball - Girls

Round three: Ithaca squares off with St. Louis in Class C district opener at Sanford-MeridianWITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/28/2016 4:07:11 PM EST

Not very often do you see opponents play back-to-back games against each other with so much on the line. On Friday night, the seventh-ranked Ithaca High School girls basketball team clinched its seco...


Basketball - Girls

Class D Districts: Irish looking to make long run, Fulton hosts wide-open district WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/28/2016 3:15:38 PM EST

Being the perennial favorite before the postseason even begins can be a big-time distraction. But when you have talent, depth and a perennial unstoppable player at the center of it all it comes with ...


Basketball - Girls

Class B Districts: Belding and Big Rapids are teams to beat WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/28/2016 2:55:24 PM EST

Beat Big Rapids and Belding. Heading into this upcoming weekís Class B girls basketball districts at Chippewa Hills and Central Montcalm High Schools that pretty much is the order of the moment. As ...


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Saturdayís Prep Roundup: Bowling and girls basketball results
Updated: 2/27/2016 11:02:43 PM EST

Boys Bowling - Mt. Pleasant had two bowlers qualify for the state finals Basil Naganshe (5th) and Deven Loomis (7th) next Saturday in Canton. This is the third year in a row that Mt. Pleasant has sen...


Wrestling

Historic run comes to end in D3 finals for Warriors WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/27/2016 10:53:56 PM EST

Thereís something to be said for acting like youíve been there even when you havenít been. On Saturday afternoon the second-seeded Chippewa Hills High School wrestling team competed in its first-ever...


Wrestling

Into the Finals: Warriors make history, will face Dundee in finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/27/2016 2:58:13 PM EST

Chippewa Hills won eight of the 14 bouts in its Division 3 semifinal dual versus Lake Fenton Saturday from CMUís McGuirk Arena and held on for a 31-27 victory. With the win second-seeded Warriors (31...


Basketball - Girls

Senior send-off: Ithaca clinches second straight outright TVC West title, keeps flag from rival St. Louis WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/27/2016 12:23:23 AM EST

Five Ithaca seniors kissed center court Friday with the spoils of war lying in front of them. Playing their last-ever game in Ithacaís gymnasium, the five seniors - Kylee Chaffin, Brooklyn Dolloff, A...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca overcomes rough first half to clinch outright TVC West title via win over St. Louis WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/27/2016 12:05:43 AM EST

You would expect Ithaca coach Jim Thompson to be all smiles after his team clinched the outright Tri-Valley Conference West championship Friday night versus rival St. Louis. But in Thompsonís mind, t...


Wrestling

Warriors advance to semifinals via impressive win in quarters WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/26/2016 10:58:14 PM EST

What used to be the pinnacle is now an expectation. What comes after the expectation will play out Saturday. Over the course of the past 12 years the Chippewa Hills High School wrestling has advance...


Softball

Ithaca senior Brooklyn Dolloff signs to play at Lansing Community College
Updated: 2/26/2016 2:31:54 PM EST

Ithaca senior Brooklyn Dolloff signed her National Letter-of-Intent Wednesday afternoon to play softball at Lansing Community College. Dolloff earned honorable mention All-State honors as well as fi...


Wrestling

Second-seeded Warriors get seventh-seeded Gladstone in quarterfinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/25/2016 4:08:29 PM EST

They earned it, now what are they going to do with it? On Sunday afternoon the Chippewa Hills High School wrestling team learned it had earned the No. 2 seed in Division 3 at this weekendís team wres...


Basketball - Boys

Mt. Pleasant takes step back in blowout loss to Saginaw WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/24/2016 1:53:05 AM EST

In high school basketball, you don't have to win a set amount of games to qualify for the postseason. So, if the ultimate goal lies in playoff glory, the individual results of regular-season fixtures ...


Softball

Merillat signs to play softball at Delta College
Updated: 2/23/2016 6:22:29 PM EST

Clare senior softball player Molly Merillat signed her National-Letter-of-Intent to play softball at Delta College last week. Merillat will join the team this fall. ...


Bowling

Top-ranked Ithaca rolls in regionals at Riverwood WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/23/2016 6:01:45 PM EST

Theyíre on a relative roll heading into this weekendís Division 4 regional at Riverwood. Just last weekend the Ithaca High School boys bowling team won the 21-team Tri-Valley Conference All Division ...


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What should be our MIPrepZone Game of the Week? WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/22/2016 3:31:55 AM EST

The prep basketball regular season is winding down in mid-Michigan as conference titles are up for grabs over these next couple weeks. Here are the nominees for MIPrepZone Game of the Week, which can...


Cross Country

Looking to run in college? MMCC adds cross country and is looking for runners
Updated: 2/21/2016 2:28:32 PM EST

The growth of cross country at the high school level has been staggering in mid-Michigan over the course of the past decade. In the last couple years alone Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart, Ithaca, Shepherd...


Wrestling

All about Team: Warriors roll into team wrestling finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/21/2016 2:17:26 PM EST

Wrestling is a sport based largely around machismo. Itís an exaggerated projection that radiates self-confidence and swag through body language that borders on superior arrogance. While it may seem ...


Competitive Cheerleading

Alma cheer advances to Div. 3 regionals, finishes fourth in district competitionWITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/20/2016 10:02:36 PM EST

The Alma High School cheerleading team qualified for the Div. 3 regionals on Saturday, finishing in fourth place in the district competition with a final score of 713.04. Escanaba secured the top spo...


Competitive Cheerleading

Defending Division 4 state champion Breckenridge wins district title at Ithaca WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/20/2016 3:55:59 PM EST

Defending Division 4 state champion Breckenridge took first place Saturday in districts at Ithaca. The Yellowjackets placed third to also advance as the top four teams in each district qualify for reg...


Football

Ithaca head coach Terry Hessbrook set for induction into MHSFCA Hall of Fame WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/20/2016 2:55:53 AM EST

The odds that Terry Hessbrook would eventually be inducted into the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame had to be astronomical in 1995. Hessbrook completed his head coachin...


Basketball - Boys

Colton Antes drops 28, leads Fulton to blowout win over Dansville WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/20/2016 12:22:52 AM EST

Dansville did everything it could to stop Fulton's Colton Antes on Friday. The result? A barrage of triples and 28 points from the senior as the Pirates easily dispatched the visiting Aggies, 65-44,...


Basketball - Girls

High five: Alma wins fifth game in a row, showing program's future is bright WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/20/2016 12:15:55 AM EST

A high school basketball program does not start and end with the varsity. It is all about the development of student-athletes before they reach the varsity that really helps programs shine once those...


Basketball - Boys

Clincher: Alma claims Tri-Valley Conference Central title for second straight year WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/20/2016 12:09:04 AM EST

Add another boys basketball conference title to the banner at Alma. The Panthers clinched the Tri-Valley Conference Central championship for a second straight year Friday night, downing upset-minded ...


Basketball - Boys

Ninth-ranked Jackets stay unbeaten in TVC West WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/19/2016 9:50:58 PM EST

Ithacaís boys basketball team put itself in prime position to defend its Tri-Valley West Conference crown Friday night as it raced past Carrollton 71-57. The Yellowjackets, who are ranked ninth in Cl...


Wrestling

Shark-bitten: St. Louis plateaus in team regionals for third time in four years, falls to Hesperia in final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/18/2016 1:09:10 AM EST

HESPERIA - The regional roadblock continued one more year for St. Louis. Although the Sharks have won four consecutive Tri-Valley Conference West titles and three district titles out of the last four...


Wrestling

Warriors Rule: Chippewa Hills wins 5th-straight team regional title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/17/2016 11:28:17 PM EST

ESSEXVILLE Ė Nate Ethridge kept pounding his chest and kept repeating ďthese kids have heart, lots and lots of heart.Ē In the immediate moments following Wednesdayís Division 3 team wrestling regiona...


Wrestling

Prep Regional Wrestling Preview WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/16/2016 4:45:28 PM EST

They have gotten through districts and with two more wins they would advance to the MHSAA team state finals at Central Michiganís McGuirk Arena on Feb. 26-27. But first they have to get through Wedne...


Basketball - Girls

Prep Girls Basketball Rankings for week of Feb. 15-21 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/16/2016 3:29:13 PM EST

Prep Girls Basketball Rankings By The Associated Press The top 10 teams in the Michigan Associated Press high school basketball poll, with records in parentheses. Totals are based o...


Basketball - Boys

Prep Boys Basketball Rankings for week of Feb. 15-21 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/16/2016 3:24:14 PM EST

Prep Boys Basketball Rankings 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 vot...


Basketball - Girls

Sharks use late run to put away host Mustangs on Parent's Night WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/15/2016 11:28:09 PM EST

St. Louisí girls basketball team picked up a nice road victory Monday night as it raced past host Montabella 45-33. The host Mustangs, who hosted Parentís Night prior to Montabellaís regular-season h...


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What should be our MIPrepZone Game of the Week? WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/14/2016 4:14:35 PM EST

The regular season of prep basketball is hitting the stretch run and there are many intriguing contests on the docket over the upcoming days. Here are the nominees for the MIPrepZone Game of the Week...


Hockey - Boys

Dazzling duo: Mt. Pleasant's Zach Heeke, Max Trucks atop Saginaw Valley League in points WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/14/2016 3:10:33 PM EST

Nestled atop the Saginaw Valley League hockey leaderboard for points are a pair of Mount Pleasant High School seniors. The duo of Zach Heeke and Max Trucks might be better-known for their prowess on ...


Cross Country

King of Beal City: Aggie cross country coach up for national coaching honor
Updated: 2/14/2016 2:47:45 PM EST

Everyone knows Beal City is a football school, thatís just common knowledge. But over the course of the last decade it has become a Division 4 state powerhouse in cross country as it won back-to-back...


Wrestling

Individual District Wrestling Placers WITH GALLERY
Updated: 2/14/2016 2:27:59 PM EST

MHSAA Wrestling Districts (Top four finishes advance to regionals) Division 2 At Gaylord High School Weight, wrestler, school District finish 103 Ė Darren Wi...


Baseball

Mt. Pleasant junior Obie Ricumstrict discusses verbal commitment to University of Cincinnati WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/13/2016 10:33:51 AM EST

Those who pay attention to mid-Michigan high school athletics were likely surprised Feb. 6 when Mount Pleasant junior Obie Ricumstrict announced his verbal commitment to play baseball at the Universit...


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Fridayís Prep Roundup: Vestaburg gets past Montabella in boys basketball
Updated: 2/12/2016 10:30:08 PM EST

VESTABURG - Seth Stratton recorded 17 points and Vestaburg topped Montabella, 58-47, in boys basketball action Friday. Chris Keeler made all-around contributions with 13 points, six assists, five reb...


Wrestling

Jays win first team district since 2010, top Pioneers in D3 finale WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/11/2016 10:34:58 PM EST

Brandon Robinson must have known something because he wasnít too concerned. Some five feet away from him his wrestling coach BJ Cline was doing his best to keep his cool though because he was real co...


Wrestling

Sharks win D4 team district, improve to 21-3 on season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/10/2016 11:03:09 PM EST

The St. Louis High School wrestling team won its first team district title since 2014 on Wednesday evening as it rolled to a pair of wins in Division 4 district action from Montabella High School. Th...


Wrestling

Warriors win 12th-straight team district title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/10/2016 9:16:11 PM EST

Chippewa Hillsí wrestling team won its 12th-straight team district title at home Wednesday as the Warriors dismantled conference rival Big Rapids 66-10. With the win the Warriors, who are now 27-1 an...


Basketball - Boys

Alma uses 28-2 run to race past rival Shepherd WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/9/2016 11:03:19 PM EST

Not very often do you see a future Division I basketball player coming off the bench during their senior year of high school. But on Tuesday night, IPFW commit Dylan Carl began the contest as a reser...


Basketball - Girls

Eagles race past Wolverines in non-conference tilt WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/9/2016 11:00:30 PM EST

The Farwell High School girls basketball team picked up a non-conference victory Tuesday as it topped host Vestaburg 50-27. The Eagles (4-11) fell behind 12-10 at the end of one quarter before taking...


Basketball - Girls

Prep Girls Basketball Rankings WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/9/2016 2:01:26 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...


Basketball - Boys

Prep Boys Basketball Rankings WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/9/2016 1:51:38 PM EST

Michigan prep boys 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 bas...


Basketball - Boys

Back-to-back 3-pointers by foreign exchange student Fraser Cameron clinches Sacred Heart win over rival Beal City PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/8/2016 11:55:13 PM EST

Sacred Heart already held a multiple-basket lead Monday night in the final few minutes against rival Beal City. The game was a foul-fest, so the thought process for Irish coach Pat Theisen was for hi...


Football

Mr. Smith goes to Harvard WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/8/2016 5:21:19 PM EST

Itís all about the numbers. Over the course of the past two seasons Ithaca High School quarterback Jake Smith completed 256-of-436 passes for 3,656 yards and 52 touchdowns. The dual-threat signal-ca...


Bowling

Ithaca boys win TVC West title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/6/2016 11:15:21 PM EST

The Ithaca boys bowling team won the Tri-Valley West Conference crown on Saturday as it beat Breckenridge 25-5 and Alma 16-14 at the 300 Bowl in Alma. With the win the Jackets take a three-game lead ...


Competitive Cheerleading

St. Louis hosts TVC cheer invite WITH EXPANDED PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/6/2016 9:00:06 PM EST

St. Louis hosted the 15-team Tri-Valley Conference Invite Saturday. ...


Wrestling

Ithaca's Derek Teed, James O'Boyle clear-cut leaders on young squad WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/5/2016 9:00:52 PM EST

It only takes about two seconds when looking at the Ithaca wrestling roster to realize a youth movement is in full effect. The Yellowjacketsí 13-wrestler roster included six freshmen and three sophom...


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Mt. Pleasant senior Sydney Reynolds wrapping up outstanding prep career WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/5/2016 7:45:49 PM EST

Heading into her freshman year at Mount Pleasant High School four years ago, Sydney Reynolds had no thoughts of participating in competitive cheer. ďI said I never was going to be a cheerleader,Ē Rey...


Basketball - Boys

Not this time: Ithaca prevents deja vu finish, hangs on to beat Alma WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/5/2016 1:08:56 AM EST

A palpable feeling of deja vu had swept across the Alma High School gymnasium on Thursday when Ithaca's Spence DeMull pulled fellow senior Jake Smith aside for a little pep talk. ďI pretty much just...


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Season of change: St. Louis Pom heads to state finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/4/2016 9:59:29 PM EST

When Jill Rivard decided to return as the head coach of the St. Louis Pom Pon team after a several-year hiatus, she knew it was going to be a transition-filled season; she would be the teamís fourth c...


Wrestling

Farwell gets past Clare in JPC dual WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/4/2016 9:38:23 PM EST

Farwellís wrestling team stormed back from a 33-9 deficit to defeat host Clare 37-33 Thursday night in Jack Pine Conference action. Farwell improves to 8-13 overall and to 3-4 in in JPC action with t...


Wrestling

Ithaca falls on tiebreaker to Fulton, rebounds with victory over Bullock Creek WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/3/2016 10:36:09 PM EST

The Ithaca High School wrestling team split its home quadrangular Wednesday night. Ithaca battled to 34-34 with Fulton to open the night and lost on a tiebreaker, but it rebounded with a 40-30 win ov...


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Mid-Michigan represents well on National Signing Day WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/3/2016 6:44:41 PM EST

National signing day has become a celebration unto itself for prep student-athletes nationwide. Some 15 years ago universityís sent out a press release during the afternoon with its list of incoming ...


Basketball - Girls

Prep Girls Basketball Rankings WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/2/2016 4:42:39 PM EST

Prep Girls Basketball Rankings 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 ...


Basketball - Boys

Prep Boys Basketball Rankings WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/2/2016 4:34:28 PM EST

AP Prep Boys Basketball Rankings : Class A: School Total Points: 1. Detroit U-D Jesuit (5) (13-0) 75 2. Macomb Dakota (11-0) 70 3. Clarkston (10-1) 65 4. Ypsilanti (9-1) 60 ...


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SIGNING DAY: A list of area athletes signing on to play in college WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/2/2016 4:08:32 PM EST

Below is a list of local athletes who on Wednesday plan on signing athletic National Letters of Intent to play their respective sports in college. If there is a name missing from this list please emai...


Basketball - Girls

Second-ranked Sacred Heart sweeps season series against rival Beal City WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 2/2/2016 12:09:59 AM EST

Sandwiched in between two important conference games for the Sacred Heart Academy girls basketball team was a tilt against a familiar non-conference foe. The Irish (12-1), ranked second in Class D, o...


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What should be our MIPrepZone Game of the Week? WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/31/2016 4:39:18 PM EST

With the regular season of prep basketball entering its final month, we invite you to participate in our new MIPrepZone Game of the Week poll. Voting can be done as many times as you wish through Wedn...


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Strength in numbers: Coleman enjoying added depth, more success WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/31/2016 3:51:28 PM EST

Coleman barely had enough girls to field a varsity basketball team one year ago. A six-player roster only allowed for one available substitute each night for the Comets, who still managed to perform ...


Football

Slate takes over SHA football program
Updated: 1/30/2016 9:11:46 PM EST

Over the last 23 years Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy football coach Rick Roberts guided the Irish to 17 Mid-State Activities Conference titles, 19 postseason berths and a Division 8 state title. ...


Wrestling

Injured Eagles looking to regroup, make run at district title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/30/2016 8:43:37 PM EST

Over the course of the last two years Farwellís wrestling team has made huge strides. Two years ago Tristen Zienkiewicz won a Division 3 state title at 160 pounds, becoming the first wrestler in prog...


Competitive Cheerleading

PHOTO GALLERY from Saturday's Mt. Pleasant Oiler Invite
Updated: 1/30/2016 5:05:18 PM EST

Link: Results from Saturday's Mt. Pleasant Oiler Invite will be posted ...


Basketball - Boys

Still undefeated: Defending MSAC champion Vestaburg uses 14-0 run to cruise past Carson City WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/29/2016 11:21:00 PM EST

Vestaburg is proving with each game that last year was no fluke. Both the host Wolverines and Carson City-Crystal came into Friday nightís tilt unbeaten in Mid-State Activities Conference play, provi...


Basketball - Boys

Tale of two halves: Slow start dooms Pioneers WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/29/2016 11:08:29 PM EST

Itís been that kind of season for the Clare Pioneers. One where the Pioneers have been winning one then losing one and one where every good play is balanced out by a bad one. On Friday night the inc...


Basketball - Girls

Second-ranked Sacred Heart bounces back from first loss of season, routs Coleman WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/28/2016 10:19:38 PM EST

Sacred Heart experienced defeat for the first time all season two nights prior. The Irish, ranked second in Class D, had no intention of making it back-to-back losses. Hosting a Coleman squad that c...


Hockey - Boys

Oilers score late, top Bay City Western WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/28/2016 11:35:28 AM EST

Mt. Pleasantís hockey team improved to 13-4 on the season Wednesday night as it beat Bay City 2-1 at I.C.E. Arena. The Oilers opened the scoring in the second period when Nodin Jackson took a pass fr...


Wrestling

Fresh of 4th-straight TVC West crown, St. Louis rolls to 19-3 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/27/2016 10:58:52 PM EST

St. Louisí wrestling team improved to 19-3 on the season Wednesday night from Farwell High School. The Sharks, who won a fourth-straight Tri-Valley West title last week, opened with a 49-18 victory o...


Basketball - Boys

Barrett leads third-quarter run, lifts Eagles to win WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/26/2016 11:39:13 PM EST

A 19-point third quarter from Carson City-Crystal junior guard Kaleb Barrett propelled the host Eagles past Portland St. Patís by a 57-48 count on Tuesday night from the Community Field House. With t...


Basketball - Girls

Liz Dana scores 20 points to lead Coleman to seventh straight victory in triumph over Harrison WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/26/2016 11:13:19 PM EST

Liz Dana was not going to allow double teams to keep her from shooting. The Coleman High School junior guard scored a game-best 20 points Tuesday night to help the Comets to a seventh consecutive vic...


Basketball - Girls

Prep Girls Basketball Rankings WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/26/2016 3:22:02 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 ba...


Basketball - Boys

Prep Boys Basketball Rankings WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/26/2016 3:07:46 PM EST

Michigan prep boys 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 bas...


Basketball - Girls

The Young and the Restless: Hard work paying off for young Eagles in 2015-16 WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 1/25/2016 12:18:25 PM EST

In his 20 years of coaching, Larry Farmer remembers only one time he had a team as young and inexperienced as the 2015-16 Carson City girls basketball team. ďMaybe the first year I took over here we...


Wrestling

Panthers, Jays building towards bright future WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/23/2016 2:42:24 PM EST

Youíre not going to win a state title when the bulk of your varsity roster is chocked full of freshmen and sophomores. But a couple years down the roadÖ. As it stands the Alma and Shepherd wrestling...


Basketball - Boys

Antes becomes fourth Pirate to reach 1,000-point plateau WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/22/2016 6:17:54 PM EST

In the long history of Fulton High School boys basketball thereís only been four players to reach the 1,000-career point plateau. The newest member of this group, senior Colton Antes, joined the club...


Swimming - Boys

Panthers win nine events, top Caro Thursday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/21/2016 8:51:37 PM EST

The Alma High School swim team won its home dual against Caro on Thursday by a final score of 109-47. The Panthers won nine of the 12 swims in the meet en route to the victory. Almaís Lucas Wilson, ...


Basketball - Boys

Vestaburg remains perfect, takes down rival Sacred Heart WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/21/2016 12:12:49 AM EST

If you're hoping to take home a conference title in the very competitive MSAC, it's important to find a way to eek out a few victories on the road. Though it might not have played its prettiest baske...


Wrestling

Jays sweep TVC double dual on 'Senior Night' WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/20/2016 11:57:31 PM EST

Shepherdís wrestling team celebrated ĎSenior Nightí with a pair of wins Wednesday as the Jays pinned Ovid-Elsie 64-14 before besting rival Alma 40-30 in the nightcap. With the wins Shepherd improves ...


Basketball - Boys

Pirates hand Dansville first conference loss, move into tie for first in the CMAC
Updated: 1/20/2016 10:49:34 PM EST

DANSVILLE - The Fulton boys basketball team handed Dansville its first conference loss of the 2015-16 season Wednesday as it won 58-50. Colton Antes led the way with 16 points while Cole Blair had 13...


Competitive Cheerleading

Mt. Pleasant's Sydney Reynolds signs to Davenport University
Updated: 1/20/2016 4:01:47 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant High School senior Sydney Reynolds has signed her Letter-of-Intent attend Davenport University and join the competitive cheer team. Reynolds and the rest of the Mt. Pleasant cheer team w...


Basketball - Boys

Carl hits game-tying and game winning threes as Alma upends No. 2 Ithaca in overtime WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/20/2016 3:02:34 AM EST

If you had told Ithaca head coach Jim Thompson prior to Tuesday's matchup against Alma that his team would hold Panthers' 6-foot-11 center Dylan Carl to just six points, he'd probably think you were d...


Basketball - Girls

PHOTO GALLERY Ithaca improves to 9-0 via win over Alma
Updated: 1/20/2016 2:40:25 AM EST

The Ithaca girls basketball team improved to a perfect 9-0 on Tuesday as it outlasted rival Alma on the road, pulling away late to win by a final tally of 42-32. ...


Basketball - Boys

Oilers stay with Arthur Hill for a half before falling in SVL action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/19/2016 10:38:36 PM EST

Thereís been a lot of chatter about what Mt. Pleasantís team doesnít have this year. But the fact of the matter is the Oilers have a good team in 2016, be it with or without this or that. On Tuesday...


Basketball - Boys

Boys Basketball Rankings
Updated: 1/19/2016 4:20:30 PM EST

Michigan prep boys 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 bas...


Basketball - Girls

Prep Girls Basketball Rankings
Updated: 1/19/2016 3:58:09 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 ba...


Basketball - Girls

Ithaca's Jessie Rayburn takes over as interim coach after Bob Anderson resigns due to health reasons WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/18/2016 6:14:44 PM EST

The Ithaca High School girls basketball team, ranked fourth in Class C, will proceed the rest of the season with Jessie Rayburn as their head coach. Legendary head coach Bob Anderson, who became the ...


Basketball - Boys

Panthers enter tough stretch of season at 7-1 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/17/2016 9:25:06 PM EST

Coming into the 2015-16 prep basketball season there was a lot of hype surrounding the Alma High School boys program and for good reason. One year ago the Panthers went 12-2 in Tri-Valley Central Con...


Wrestling

Warriors improve to 19-1, pin down wins over top-two ranked teams in D4 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/17/2016 9:16:08 PM EST

They made a statement, one that should only help going forward. On Sunday morning from Central Michigan Universityís McGuirk Arena the Chippewa Hills High School wrestling team improved to 19-1 on th...


Wrestling

Young Mustangs hoping to surprise come the postseason WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/17/2016 8:48:29 PM EST

Shaun Balhorn has overseen his fair share of success in his time as the Montabella wrestling coach, but after graduating several very good wrestlers over the past few seasons, the Mustangs came into t...


Basketball - Girls

Clare integrating several new pieces as it builds for postseason run WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/17/2016 8:10:41 PM EST

Over the last several years, few programs have achieved more conference success than the Clare girls basketball team. In fact, in the 70 Jack Pine Conference games that preceded the start of the 2015...


Wrestling

CMU, Chippewa Hills host premier wrestling event Sunday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/16/2016 2:57:16 PM EST

On Feb. 26-27 Central Michigan Universityís McGuirk Arena will play host to the Michigan High School Athletic Association team wrestling finals for the first time. On Sunday eight highly-ranked prep ...


Wrestling

Class act, mat rat: Mt. Pleasant's Josh Schafer shining during senior season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/16/2016 1:57:47 PM EST

Josh Schafer epitomizes what it means to be a student-athlete. From the classroom to the wrestling mat, the 130-pound Schafer has excelled in all areas as a Mt. Pleasant High School senior. Schafer ...


Basketball - Girls

Out on top: Legendary coach Bob Anderson leads Ithaca over St. Louis in final game WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 1/16/2016 4:20:20 AM EST

Michigan high school basketball just lost a legend. Nine unblemished games into his fourth season in charge of the Ithaca girls basketball team, the state's all-time leader in games coached, Bob And...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca improves to 9-0 via win over St. Louis WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/16/2016 12:12:38 AM EST

The Ithaca boys basketball team improved to 9-0 on Friday as it dominated defensively in the opening half to take down conference-foe St. Louis, winning by a final score of 60-44. Though St. Louis p...


Basketball - Boys

Dunkin' Dylan: Nine dunks by Alma's Dylan Carl highlights rout over Ovid-Elsie WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/15/2016 11:52:57 PM EST

You are all cordially invited to Dylan Carlís dunk party. Witnesses on Friday night saw the 6-foot-11 Carl, pride of the Alma Panthers, register a career-high nine dunks to propel his squad to an 86-...


Basketball - Boys

Wolverines win sixth straight, top Comets in MSAC action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/14/2016 10:56:25 PM EST

The Vestaburg boys basketball team improved to 6-0 overall and moved to 3-0 in Mid-State Activities Conference action Thursday as it beat visiting Coleman 74-26. Collin Dove had a huge game as he fin...


Cross Country

Mankey and Showers sign to run at Lansing Community College
Updated: 1/14/2016 6:53:38 PM EST

Ithaca High School seniors Alyssa Mankey and Blaire Showers both signed their National Letters of Intent to run cross country at Lansing Community College next fall. Both helped the Yellowjackets win...


Hockey - Boys

Mt. Pleasant unable to come up with equalizer in loss to rival Midland WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/14/2016 1:21:00 PM EST

Mount Pleasant hockey has looked at Midland as a barometer of sorts in recent years. As the Oilers have continued their development since debuting in 2008, the Chemics have always provided a stiff ch...


Wrestling

Ithaca falls to St. Louis, MLS
Updated: 1/13/2016 10:46:40 PM EST

The Ithaca High School wrestling team went 0-2 on Wednesday night as it fell to St. Louis 71-12 and Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary 48-36 at home. The Jackets fall to 4-10 via the defeats. Derek ...


Basketball - Girls

Prep Girls Basketball Rankings WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/13/2016 2:51:38 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 poin...


Basketball - Boys

Prep Boys Basketball Rankings WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/13/2016 2:22:47 PM EST

Michigan prep boys basketball poll 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,...


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City Commission approves naming of 'Carolynn Cosan Pavilion' WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/13/2016 1:09:32 AM EST

Several impassioned speeches headlined the Mt. Pleasant City Commission meeting on Monday as the city board voted unanimously to approve the naming of the newly completed 'Carolynn Cosan Pavilion' at ...


Basketball - Girls

Strong first half powers Ithaca past Saginaw Valley Lutheran WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/12/2016 11:20:38 PM EST

The Ithaca girls basketball team dominated the first half on Tuesday, outscoring visiting Saginaw Valley Lutheran by 18 points over the opening two quarters before coasting in for the 48-37 victory. ...


Basketball - Boys

Jays notch huge conference victory over Freeland WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/12/2016 11:12:24 PM EST

Shepherdís boys basketball team nailed down a huge Tri-Valley Central Conference win at home Tuesday as the Jays outlasted Freeland by a final of 47-39. With the win Shepherd improves to 3-4 overall ...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca takes control of TVC West with win over Valley Lutheran WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/12/2016 9:14:44 PM EST

Against man-on-man defense they flourished, building a double-digit lead in a matter of minutes. Against the zone, well thatís another story entirely. On Tuesday night the Ithaca High School boys ba...


Basketball - Girls

The Belles of the ball: Ithaca sophomore continues to turn heads in second season WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 1/11/2016 6:41:04 PM EST

Ithaca head coach Bob Anderson chuckled as he described the first time he heard about Kayla Belles, from a wide-eyed assistant who, by pure happenstance, had watched her take the court against the Yel...


Basketball - Boys

Mt. Pleasant building for postseason run WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/11/2016 5:40:35 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant head basketball coach Dan Schell concedes the fact that ďEvery team wants to win every game.Ē But he's quick to point out that the ultimate goal is to win a championship and no amount of...


Basketball - Boys

Chippewa Hills boys in rebuild mode in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/11/2016 5:03:42 PM EST

Sometimes coaches just up and leave when looking a complete rebuild straight in the face. Other times they stick with it and do what needs to be done. The latter situation seems to fit the bill in 2...


Basketball - Boys

Wolverines early frontrunner in wide-open MSAC in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/10/2016 7:22:14 PM EST

Occasionally you need reminders and occasionally youíre not going to like them. On Thursday night at Montabella High School the Vestaburg boys basketball team received an unwelcomed reminder as the W...


Competitive Cheerleading

Breckenridge, Ithaca, Coleman, Harrison and Shepherd compete at Merrill Invitational WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/9/2016 7:40:41 PM EST

Results will be posted at MichiganCompetitiveCheer.com....


Hockey - Boys

Oilers improve to 8-2 via win Friday
Updated: 1/9/2016 12:11:23 PM EST

Mt Pleasant hockey traveled to Gaylord on Friday to take on the Gaylord Blue Devils at the Ostego County Sportsplex and came away with a 6-1 victory. Nodin Jackson scored 46 seconds in the first per...


Basketball - Boys

Third-quarter run powers Mt. Pleasant past Powers Catholic WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/9/2016 12:12:11 AM EST

Mt. Pleasant head coach Dan Schell was not happy with his team when they headed for the locker room at halftime of Friday's home tilt against Flint Powers Catholic. ďIt was the worst half of basketba...


Basketball - Girls

Lady Sharks improve to 5-0 in conference play via win over MLS WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/9/2016 12:00:37 AM EST

A 9-0 run to open the third quarter proved to be the difference on Friday night as the St. Louis girls basketball team defeated Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary 36-28 from the Shark Tank. With the ...


Basketball - Girls

Sacred Heart outlasts Carson City-Crystal in defensive battle WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/8/2016 11:34:15 PM EST

Nothing was out of the ordinary in this chapter of the Sacred Heart and Carson City-Crystal girls basketball rivalry. Almost every time the two Mid-State Activities Conference girls basketball prog...


Basketball - Boys

Sharks dig deep, top MLS in double OT WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/8/2016 10:54:32 PM EST

St. Louisí mental toughness and energy willed the Sharks past the Michigan Lutheran Seminary Cardinals in a thrilling 57-55 double-overtime win Friday night from the Shark Tank. Senior Seth Bebow ice...


Basketball - Girls

700 Club: Ithaca coach Bob Anderson becomes fifth coach to win 700 games with victory at Carrollton WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/8/2016 9:50:15 PM EST

Bob Anderson has joined the exclusive 700-win club. You might not find Bob Andersonís name among the MHSAA coaching records, solely because the long-time varsity basketball coach has split his time f...


Basketball - Boys

Fulton uses big second half to outlast Bath in CMAC action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/7/2016 11:45:03 PM EST

The Fulton High School boys basketball team rallied Thursday night on its home court to secure a 59-51 victory over Bath in Central Michigan Athletic Conference action. Fulton trailed 19-12 after one...


Basketball - Girls

Clare pulls away from Harrison late in defensive battle WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/7/2016 10:58:11 PM EST

For the Harrison girls basketball team the game plan was simple; force Clare into taking deep, low-percentage shots and try to grind out enough offensive possessions to stay in the game. In a vacuum...


Basketball - Boys

Wolverines now 5-0 via comeback win at Montabella WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/7/2016 10:35:31 PM EST

Defending Mid-State Activities Conference champion Vestaburg improved to 5-0 overall and to 2-0 in conference action Thursday via a close-fought 54-48 victory at Montabella. Montabella (2-3, 0-2) sco...


Wrestling

Carson City wrestling bests Montabella, Fulton WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/7/2016 1:10:52 AM EST

The Carson City wrestling team finished 2-0 in the Montabella triangular on Wednesday as it bested Fulton in its opener and the host Mustangs in its finale. Montabella went 1-1 in the event, while t...


Wrestling

Warriors take control of CSAA, bounce 9th-ranked Tri-County WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/7/2016 12:13:39 AM EST

The goals are always the same and always start with the same. The first attainable team goal for the Chippewa Hills High School wrestling team is to win the conference title. Be it 2002 when the War...


Hockey - Boys

Oilers improve to 7-2 via SVL win over Lapeer, Kea family shares shift
Updated: 1/7/2016 12:05:56 AM EST

Mt. Pleasantís hockey team improved to 7-2 on the season and to 1-0 on conference play Wednesday night as it beat Lapeer by a final of 8-1. Freshman Christian Elmore-Turner scored his first varsity g...


Basketball - Girls

Ithaca improves to 6-0, shuts down rival Breckenridge WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/7/2016 1:15:20 AM EST

Liz Bentley scored a season-high 18 points and Kayla Belles flirted with a triple-double as the Ithaca girls basketball team improved to 6-0 on Tuesday, taking down conference-rival Breckenridge by a ...


Basketball - Boys

Unbeaten Lakeview too much for Chippewa Hills WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/5/2016 11:03:27 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School boys basketball team fell to 0-5 on the season Tuesday when it played host to unbeaten Lakeview in non-conference action. The Wildcats raced out to a 12-8 lead at the e...


Basketball - Boys

Alma boys roll to fourth straight win via huge second quarter WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/7/2016 12:57:25 PM EST

The holiday break was unable to slow down the red-hot Alma Panthers as senior Dylan Carl scored 24 points to lead his team past Chesaning 71-42 Tuesday night. The Panthers put on a clinic in the seco...


Basketball - Girls

Travis, Ramon return to varsity coaching ranks WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/6/2016 12:42:37 PM EST

If you know mid-Michigan basketball you know Jay Travis and Tom Ramon. For the past 15-plus years both have been fixtures around Central Michigan, teaching the game of basketball on various levels ra...


Wrestling

Road Warriors: Tough schedule pays dividends for Chippewa Hills WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/2/2016 12:51:59 PM EST

If youíre going to be the best you must constantly challenge yourself by taking on the best. The aforementioned formula works in pretty much every situation and every profession too in that you get o...


Basketball - Boys

Piratesí Revenge: Fulton looks to improve on last yearís semifinal loss WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 1/2/2016 12:44:48 PM EST

In many communities, a loss in the state semifinals would be a good enough reason to dishearten fans and players alike. The heartbreak can be enough to tear apart an entire town. At Fulton-Middleton...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca improves to 5-0, hands Fulton first loss WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/29/2015 11:49:47 PM EST

Tuesday night brought not only a break in the wintry weather, but also a Christmas-break matchup between a pair of undefeated teams in Ithaca and Fulton. When the final buzzer sounded at Ithaca High ...


ALL

Top-10 Prep Stories from 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/26/2015 2:19:51 PM EST

The 2015 school year came and went and within the confines of the last 12 months there were plenty of great prep stories out there. Hereís out top-10 list from the 2015 school year. No. 1 ...


Hockey - Boys

A HocKea Family: Jack, Eli and Natalie Kea join forces for first time on Mt. Pleasant hockey team WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/20/2015 6:48:44 PM EST

Having multiple kids in high school, all playing a sport in the same season, is a nightmare for most parents, especially when that sport is hockey and they're tasked with lugging around a bulk of smel...


Wrestling

Sharks looking to take next step in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/20/2015 12:09:24 PM EST

On Wednesday they got bumped out of the rankings despite having done nothing to warrant it. In the Division 4 preseason wrestling rankings the St. Louis wrestling program was ranked seventh which mak...


Football

Irish ambassador: Long-time Sacred Heart coach Rick Roberts steps down from post WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/20/2015 6:51:51 PM EST

One of mid-Michiganís most recognizable and beloved prep football coaches is stepping down from his post. Rick Roberts, head coach at Sacred Heart Academy for the past 23 seasons, announced his decis...


Basketball - Boys

Gaining Momentum: Panthers notch third-straight victory WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/19/2015 1:05:45 AM EST

The Alma boys basketball team kept its winning momentum moving forward Friday night as it won its third-straight game of the campaign by defeating conference rival Shepherd 65-45 at Alma Collegeís Art...


Basketball - Boys

Cody Hauck drops 20 as Beal City hands Sacred Heart first loss WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/19/2015 1:42:19 PM EST

The Beal City boys basketball team had been in all three games it had played so far this season, but coming into Friday's clash against arch-rival and unbeaten Sacred Heart, it had been unable to pull...


Basketball - Girls

Jays notch second TVC Central win, top Panthers in OT WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/18/2015 11:32:26 PM EST

In the annual basketball matchup between Alma and Shepherd High Schools on the final Friday before Christmas break hosted by Alma College, the Shepherd Blue Jays earned the win in comeback fashion 39-...


Basketball - Boys

Desperation heave barely misses at buzzer as Mt. Pleasant edged by Midland WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/18/2015 11:17:41 PM EST

An ugly basketball game nearly had a beautiful finish. A heave by Mt. Pleasant High School senior TJ Black from well beyond half-court Friday night looked good out of his hands, but drew back iron ra...


Basketball - Boys

Top 10 returning boys basketball players in mid-Michigan WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/17/2015 11:55:52 PM EST

Prep boys basketball in mid-Michigan should be exciting all season with many top players returning to lead their respective teams. Here is a look at 10 of the best high school boys basketball players...


Wrestling

Mt. Pleasant wrestling cruises past undermanned Flint Southwestern in SVL action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/16/2015 10:15:20 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant High School wrestling defeated visiting Flint Southwestern Wednesday by a final of 76-6. Only four Oiler wrestlers took the mat against opponents during the dual as the rest of the match...


Wrestling

Sharks improve to 4-0 on season
Updated: 12/16/2015 8:18:14 PM EST

STANTON Ė St. Louisí wrestling team improved to 4-0 on the season Wednesday as it beat host Central Montcalm 65-12 and the Chippewa Hillsí B team 72-10. Modestie Hitchcock (103), Austin Rios (119), M...


Basketball - Boys

Noah Ingram explodes for 14 in the fourth, leads Mt. Pleasant over Midland Dow WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/16/2015 3:17:09 PM EST

With the Saginaw Valley League as deep in boys basketball as it's been in some time, winning early conference games is important if you want to contend at the end of the season.. ďBottom line is, it...


Basketball - Boys

Irish improve to 3-0, Panthers win on road at Freeland WITH SHA PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/15/2015 10:45:18 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heartís boys basketball team rolled to its third victory without a loss Tuesday as it topped the International Academy of Flint 50-30. The Irish (3-0) took a 9-7 lead at the end o...


Basketball - Boys

Huskies notch first win, top St. Charles in TVC West action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/15/2015 9:13:37 PM EST

Huskies run past visiting Bulldogs The Breckenridge boysí basketball team took on St. Charles Tuesday night with the hope of putting a heartbreaking 52-54 loss at Vestaburg last week behind t...


Basketball - Girls

Dow uses second-quarter run to top Oilers in SVL action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/15/2015 11:15:12 PM EST

They played visiting Midland Dow even for 28 minutes. Problem is high school girls basketball games last 32 minutes. On Tuesday night from Mt. Pleasant High School the host Oiler girls turned in a s...


Basketball - Girls

Averi Gamble outscores McBain NMC by herself as Irish roll WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/14/2015 11:15:24 PM EST

Monday was a pretty prototypical night for the Sacred Heart girls basketball team. The Irish dominated on defense, forced turnovers, took care of the ball and Averi Gamble proved too much to handle d...


Basketball - Boys

Farwell snaps 24-game losing streak, tops Coleman WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/14/2015 10:56:49 PM EST

Jason MacLeanís eyes were welling up with tears. It was as if a yearís worth of frustration was finally edging its way out to see the light. The second-year Farwell High School boys basketball coac...


Basketball - Girls

Apple in orange: Alma welcomes back familiar face WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/14/2015 11:35:49 PM EST

It has been over a decade since Scott Apple last graced the Alma basketball sidelines. While back then it was the boys teams that he coached, he is back this year to provide guidance and insight to ...


Hockey - Boys

Undermined by indiscipline: Oilers unable to stay out of the box, settle for tournament runner ups WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/13/2015 6:55:44 PM EST

After killing 10 of their 11 shorthanded opportunities in the Oiler Invite this weekend Ė taking their kill rate to over 90-percent for the season Ė the Mt. Pleasant hockey team proved that it's penal...


Football

Morning Sun first-team, second-team and honorable mention team WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/12/2015 7:03:43 PM EST

First Team Offense QB Ė Tucker Gross, Beal City, Senior Ė HM All-Stater was 66-for-115 passing for 900 yards and 10 TDs. Also ran for 503 yards and 16 TDs. RB Ė Christian Keeler, V...


Football

Carson City's O'Green takes home top defensive honor for 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/12/2015 2:03:17 PM EST

If he were 6-foot-2 and 220 pounds heíd be on the wish list of nearly every Division 1 football program in the country. But the reality is heís 5-foot-7 and 150 pounds and heís starting to garner int...


Football

Dynamic Ithaca quarterback Jake Smith headlines Morning Sun Dream Team offense for second year in a row WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/12/2015 1:56:58 PM EST

Ithaca can correctly be called a quarterback factory. The names etched into the Morning Sun ĎOffensive Player of the Yearí trophy largely have a Yellowjackets slant as quarterbacks Josh Brehm (2001),...


Basketball - Boys

Beal City unable to find winning ways versus Standish-Sterling WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/12/2015 10:20:38 PM EST

Never expect a Cam Gatrell-coached team to be a finished product in December. That much was evident Friday night as Beal City played catch-up most of the game against visiting Standish-Sterling and e...


Basketball - Girls

Sacred Heart Downs Montabella in MSAC Action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/11/2015 11:20:42 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Fighting Irish girls basketball team continued its undefeated start in MSAC play on Friday night when it took down visiting Montabella 47-27. The Irish (4-0, 2-0 MSAC) came out firin...


Basketball - Girls

Comets fall to 1-3 via MSAC loss at Carson City
Updated: 12/11/2015 10:49:28 PM EST

The Coleman Comets were stifled by the defense of the Carson City-Crystal Eagles in a 45-23 loss Friday. Coleman (1-3) was held scoreless in the opening quarter and only hit five shots from the floor...


Basketball - Boys

Pioneers come out flat and get flattened by Roscommon WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/12/2015 10:21:02 PM EST

ďYou know that expression that everyone always says, Ďyou practice like you play?í Well we didnít have three good days of practice, at all, coming into this game and it showed.Ē Those were the words ...


Basketball - Boys

Defensive dominance propels Sacred Heart over Montabella WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/11/2015 12:14:08 AM EST

After losing HM All-State point guard Ben Goenner to graduation, Sacred Heart head basketball coach Pat Theisen knew that it was going to take some time for his current crop of guards to learn how to ...


Basketball - Boys

Vestaburg overcomes sluggish start to roll past Ashley in MSAC opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/10/2015 11:22:03 PM EST

Compared to the last two years when Vestaburg hosted Ashley, this game was a barnburner. The Wolverines ran the Bears out of the Vestaburg gym in February of 2014, notching a 32-0 lead en route to a...


Wrestling

Warriors open slate with a pair of wins
Updated: 12/10/2015 3:49:25 PM EST

GLADWIN Ė The Chippewa Hills wrestling team opened the season Wednesday with a pair of wins at Gladwin as the Warriors topped Ogemaw Heights 69-4 and Standish Sterling 70-9. Mason Hayes (103/112), Ka...


Wrestling

Sharks open with a pair of wins in season-opening quad WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/9/2015 10:55:27 PM EST

The St. Louis wrestling team opened the 2015-16 season at home Wednesday with a sweep as the Sharks topped Alma 45-22 and Shepherd 44-30. Austin Rios (112), Connor Holton (140), Jayce Kuehnlein (145)...


Basketball - Boys

Ithaca dominates paint, defeats host Shepherd in season opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/9/2015 10:58:36 PM EST

Weíve seen this Ithaca storyline play in largely the same fashion the last six years. The Yellowjackets begin the boys basketball season with most of the roster compiling only about five practices be...


Basketball - Girls

Floored: St. Louis drops first game on new court to Alma WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/9/2015 12:13:56 AM EST

For the St. Louis Sharks and new head coach Ty Warczinsky, Tuesday night was supposed to be an opportunity to christen their brand new court with a victory. However, there was a different first-year ...


Basketball - Girls

Spinning Records: Gamble sets school record as Irish improve to 3-0 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/9/2015 10:58:55 PM EST

Tuesday nightís game plan for the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Irish was simple: get the ball into Averi Gambleís hands. Gamble took care of the rest. The senior center scored a program-high 40 point...


Basketball - Girls

Shooting woes spoil splendid defensive performance as Mt. Pleasant falls in tight contest to McBain WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/9/2015 12:14:25 PM EST

At its core, basketball is a make or miss game. Defense and rebounding and dribbling are important too, but if you're not making shots, it's going to be tough to get a win. The Mt. Pleasant girls b...


Basketball - Boys

Haslett races past Panthers in season-opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/8/2015 11:36:29 PM EST

There was plenty of hype surrounding this season opener. To put it into perspective letís take a look back because it best sets the stage. One year ago the Alma High School boys basketball team had ...


Basketball - Girls

Getting Defensive: Jays blow by Sanford-Meridian for first win of season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/8/2015 12:11:00 PM EST

Talk about defense. On Monday night the Shepherd High School girls basketball team turned in a defensive showcase as the Lady Jays shut visiting Sanford-Meridian out for the opening 12 minutes of reg...


Basketball - Boys

Clare avoids deja vu in opener, holds on to beat Beal City WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/8/2015 12:40:21 PM EST

When Eric Schafer's triple from the right wing swooshed through the net to cut Beal City's deficit to three with one minute remaining in the season opener, a real feeling of deja vu swept through the ...


Basketball - Girls

Morning Sun girls basketball players to watch in 2015-16 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/8/2015 12:10:03 PM EST

We are one week into the prep girls basketball season and in mid-Michigan, plenty of talent has returned to the fold for their respective teams. Here is a glance at 10 of the top returning players in...


Volleyball

Volleyball first team, second team, honorable mention list WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/5/2015 4:25:49 PM EST

St. Louis' Block captains 2015 Morning Sun Dream Team WITH PHOTO GALLERY First Team Hitter - Camdyn Odykirk, Mt. Pleasant, So. - 214 kill...


Volleyball

St. Louis' Block captains 2015 Morning Sun Dream Team WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/5/2015 2:57:20 PM EST

Volleyball first team, second team, honorable mention list Coming off a sophomore season where she had garnered Class C All-State honorable menti...


Basketball - Girls

A Place to Start: Huskies Handle Wolverines WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/2/2015 11:33:56 PM EST

It is not every day that you hear a basketball coach tell his team to stop passing so much. That, though, is exactly what Breckenridge girls basketball coach Cory Hurt preached to his team in t...


Basketball - Girls

Panthers fall to Ionia in opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/1/2015 11:27:16 PM EST

The Alma Panthers girls basketball team opened their 2015-16 campaign on Tuesday evening when they hosted Ionia in a non-conference matchup. The guest Bulldogs (1-0) won the tip and opened the scori...


Basketball - Girls

Averi Gamble hits game-winner with 3.8 seconds left to lift Sacred Heart over Shepherd WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/4/2015 1:27:04 AM EST

Averi Gamble understands she is going to draw an extreme amount of attention from opposing defenses this season as one of the most dominating players in Class D. Nothing changed in that regard Tuesda...


Wrestling

Wrestlers to Watch in 2015-16 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/30/2015 8:00:49 PM EST

Alma Gilbert Rosas, Senior, 135 Pounds Stats: Captain for the 2015-16 season. Rosas went 34-21 as a junior and earned All-TVC Central honors. Has 47 career pins. Helped Panthe...


Track And Field

Nicole Snyder and Joelle Humpula sign to run track in college
Updated: 11/30/2015 3:04:37 PM EST

Chippewa Hills High School seniors Joelle Humpula and Nicole Snyder both signed their National-Letters-of-Intent to run in college starting in 2016. Humpula signed with Davenport while Snyder signed w...


Baseball

Beal City's Hoogerhyde and Flaugher to play baseball at Cleary
Updated: 11/30/2015 2:57:35 PM EST

Beal City's Ian Hoogerhyde and Kendall Flaugher both signed their National Letters of Intent to play at Cleary University starting next year. ...


Cross Country

2015 Morning Sun Boys Cross Country Teams WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/1/2015 11:25:24 PM EST

Dream Team 15:38 Ė Evan Goodell, St. Louis Junior was the individual conference champion in the TVC West in 2015. Finished runner-up in regionals and earned All-State honors for a sec...


Cross Country

2015 Morning Sun Girls Cross Country Teams WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 12/1/2015 11:24:47 PM EST

Dream Team 17:50 Ė Amber Gall, Shepherd Freshman came onto scene and made an immediate impact in 2015. Gall, who posted the second-fastest time by any freshman in the state, helped the...


Football

Cool, calm and collected: Ithaca doesn't panic, comes back to win state title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/29/2015 2:21:16 PM EST

DETROIT Ė 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...


Football

Peak performance: Ithaca finishes "The Climb" in comeback fashion, winning fifth state title in six years WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/29/2015 2:21:30 PM EST

DETROIT Ė Ithacaís theme this season was ďThe ClimbĒ, which made Friday eveningís comeback in the Division 6 state championship game even more fitting. Ithaca rallied from a 13-point deficit at Ford ...


Football

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...


Football

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...


Football

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 ...


Football

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...


Football

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...


Football

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 youíre not familiar with Anderson, this is nothing new. The man has been coaching basketball in some capacity for a long, long tim...


Football

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...


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...


Football

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 ...


Volleyball

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

BUCKLEY Ė They had to win the first set, itís 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...


Football

MHSAA football playoff pairings WITH LINKS TO STORIES AND GALLERIES
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...


Volleyball

SHA and Leland battle for spot in Class D semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/16/2015 5:20:30 PM EST

Itís getting redundant. At 7 p.m. Tuesday night from Buckley High School the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team will take on Leland in a Class D quarterfinal. The winner of this conte...


Softball

Willman to play softball at Saginaw Valley in 2016
Updated: 11/16/2015 4:49:31 PM EST

Breckenridge senior Alison Willman signed her National-Letter-of-Intent to play softball at Saginaw Valley State on Thursday. She is picture with Breckenridge High School coach Mark Gulliver, her fat...


Soccer - Boys

Bender, Moeggenborg, Dice garner All-State recognition WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/15/2015 8:34:22 PM EST

Three local players were recognized by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association this week as seniors Brevan Bender and Adam Moeggenborg from Alma and Camden Dice from Clare were named to th...


Volleyball

Belief put into Action: SHA readies for quarterfinals vs. Leland
Updated: 11/15/2015 1:59:54 PM EST

In the high-school game some contests are won and lost even before the opening whistle. Youíve seen it before. ďAnd in this corner weighing in at 145 pounds is the unbeaten two-time state finalist Ď...


Football

Eastbound and down: Mt. Pleasant shut out by East Grand Rapids in D3 regional finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/15/2015 8:43:11 PM EST

There was no last-second thriller of a field goal this time around. Unlike in 2011 when Mount Pleasant stunned East Grand Rapids in the Division 3 state semifinals to book a trip to Ford Field, this ...


Football

Ithaca's X-Factor: DeMull returns and gives Ithaca offense another outside option WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/15/2015 2:39:03 AM EST

To say Spence DeMull was missed is an understatement. Within the confines of the fast-tempo, score-quick, Ithaca High School offense DeMull was the main deep threat on the outside in 2014. Standing ...


Cross Country

Garvey signs to run at Ferris State
Updated: 11/14/2015 11:23:54 AM EST

Montabella High School senior Kensi Garvey has had success on the cross country course and on the track, and now will continue to keep running. Kensi has signed a letter of intent to run cross countr...


Football

Warriors fall to Forest Hills Eastern in first-ever regional-title game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/14/2015 5:31:38 PM EST

ADA, MI Ė A 52-yard punt return touchdown by John Wixson with just over a minute remaining proved to be the one sweet spot in an otherwise sour evening for the Chippewa Hills football team as it fell ...


Football

Room to Improve: Ithaca advances to 7th straight D6 semifinal WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/15/2015 2:13:16 PM EST

Somewhere between the thought and expressing it it got lost. In the immediate moments following Friday nightís Division 6 regional championship football game from Ithaca High School the questions tha...


Football

Remember me? Mt. Pleasant, East Grand Rapids to renew rivalry on Saturday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/14/2015 1:57:15 AM EST

Four years ago, if you mentioned the name East Grand Rapids around Mt. Pleasant High School, you'd be lucky if all you were met with was a sneer or a snide remark. The Pioneers were the toast of Div...


Baseball

Mt. Pleasant senior Zach Heeke signs national LOI to play at Central Michigan WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/13/2015 2:33:26 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant senior Zach Heeke will play collegiate baseball at Central Michigan University after signing a national Letter of Intent Wednesday morning. Heeke was a Division 2 First Team All-Stater a...


Football

Sophomore Billy Koepf helping lead Chippewa Hills defense to new heights WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/13/2015 10:02:51 AM EST

Chippewa Hillsí season was on the line two weeks ago in the Division 4 district semifinals versus Whitehall. Clinging to a 21-17 advantage late in the fourth quarter, the Warriors were in desperate n...


Volleyball

Three-Peat: Irish win third-straight regional title, advance WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/13/2015 11:32:25 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS Ė The opening points of the first set proved to be a foreshadowing of what was to follow. On Thursday night from Big Rapids Crossroads Academy the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy volleyb...


Football

Chippewa Hills continues historical season in D4 regional title game Friday at Forest Hills Eastern WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/12/2015 3:41:58 PM EST

With a first-ever district title trophy secured, Chippewa Hills will now go after the next challenge of a regional crown. The Warriorsí opponent Friday night at 7 p.m. in a Division 4 regional title ...


Football

Laingsburg next up for Ithaca in D6 playoffs WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/13/2015 11:36:51 AM EST

This one has ground-and-pound written all over it. Fridayís Division 6 regional football final at Ithaca High School pits two run-happy programs against one another as Laingsburg (8-3) takes on the h...


Volleyball

Balanced attack paying dividends for Irish in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/11/2015 3:34:23 PM EST

Sophie Ruggles has 375 kills for the season. Averi Gamble has 215 kills so far in 2015. Megan MacDonald has 160 while Kelly Hovey has 158 and Rachel Hauck 148. Meet the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart vo...


Volleyball

Fulton forces fifth set before falling to Pentwater WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/11/2015 2:57:06 AM EST

BIG RAPIDS - On paper it looked like a potentially lopsided match up. Here was mighty Pentwater, a program that is a regular in volleyball regional action, taking on the new kids on the block in Fult...


Volleyball

Irish roll into regional final via straight-set victory WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/11/2015 1:21:55 AM EST

BIG RAPIDS Ė Sometimes the ball bounces and other times it rolls. On Tuesday night from Big Rapids Crossroads Academy the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy volleyball team bounced its way past Muskeg...


Volleyball

Irish and Pirates compete for Class D regional title in Big Rapids WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/9/2015 2:53:17 PM EST

Two mid-Michigan volleyball programs will be competing in Class D regional action from Big Rapids Crossroads Academy on Tuesday night. As it stands Fulton will take on Pentwater in the first regional...


Cross Country

Best D4 team ever? Irish run into the record books WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/8/2015 3:49:43 PM EST

It started out with a rather nondescript conversation at Montabella High School in September of 2014. In the moments leading up to the start of a Mid-State Activities Conference cross country jambore...


Volleyball

Change in tactics nets Fulton first district since 2001 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/8/2015 2:37:27 PM EST

You work all season within a system and by the time the postseason comes around you hope that that system is hitting on all cylinders. Yet sometimes it doesnít work that way. Some two weeks ago vete...


Football

Fiolek field goal caps off miraculous Mt. Pleasant comeback win over Petoskey WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/8/2015 1:33:18 AM EST

Heading into Saturday's Div. 3 district-title game rematch against Petoskey, Mt. Pleasant head coach Jason McIntyre was adamant as he stressed the importance of his a target="_blank" href="http://www...


Football

Big plays undo Beal City in district final loss to Muskegon Catholic Central WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/8/2015 2:20:32 PM EST

In the case of Beal City, the Aggies were unable to stop Muskegon Catholic Christianís big players for making big plays during a 48-13 loss in Saturday's Division 8 District title game. ďItís tough ...


Cross Country

Alma girls conclude season at D2 finals, look to make return trip in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/7/2015 6:24:15 PM EST

BROOKLYN Ė The Alma girls cross country team competed in its first state finals meet in 25 years at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday. The race featured 367 girls and 27 total teams from ...


Cross Country

Division 3 Cross Country Finals: Six local team show well in D3 state finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/7/2015 6:13:33 PM EST

BROOKLYN Ė Shepherd High Schoolís cross country teams showed well Saturday in the Division 3 state finals from Michigan International Speedway as the Blue Jay girls finished third while the boys finis...


Cross Country

State Champs: Irish dominate en route to D4 state title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/7/2015 5:32:35 PM EST

BROOKLYN Ė As if there were ever any doubt? On Saturday morning from Michigan International Speedway the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy girls cross country team closed its historic wire-to-wire se...


Football

Chippewa Hills junior QB D.J. Lowery sparks district title win with three TD runs WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/7/2015 2:06:50 AM EST

It wasnít his best game, but junior quarterback D.J. Lowery made the big plays when his team needed it the most. When the Warriors were stuck in second, or third, and long Lowery didnít hesitate to us...


Football

Ithaca wrangles Mustangs to win seventh-straight district title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/7/2015 12:12:48 AM EST

All week, No. 1 ranked Ithaca had to hear about the incredible speed that upcoming opponent Sanford Meridian had and how proficient it was offensively. That talk turned to bulletin board material for...


Football

Milestone night: Chippewa Hills wins first-ever district title, head coach Larry Jose wins 100th game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/7/2015 1:14:00 PM EST

Chippewa Hills only screwed up in one area Friday night. With the seconds winding down and the Warriors celebrating their first district championship in school history via a 35-12 victory over Big Ra...


Football

Winning the trenches: Ithaca's point-of-attack dominance keys victory over Sanford Meridian WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/7/2015 12:24:43 PM EST

When people talk about football it is often the skills guys like the quarterback or the wide receivers that get the attention. Even on defense, it tends to be the dominant linebacker or the elite cove...


Football

Mt. Pleasant looking to reverse its fortunes in district-title rematch WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/6/2015 10:17:52 PM EST

When Mt. Pleasant takes on Petoskey in the Div. 3 district title game on Saturday at 1 p.m. it's going to feel a lot like deja vu. The pair faced off in last year's district championship as well, bu...


Football

Beal City embracing 'underdog' role against two-time defending state champion Muskegon Catholic Central WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/6/2015 4:34:56 PM EST

There was a brief stoppage in the latter stages of Beal Cityís football practice Thursday evening. ďCan we all take a minute to appreciate the sunset,Ē Aggies senior tight end and defensive back Kend...


Football

Veteran Affairs: Mt. Pleasant's 27 seniors head its playoff charge WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/6/2015 3:31:59 PM EST

ďWhen you come in as a freshman, you don't really realize that it's going to come as fast as it does, but it came fast.Ē That was Mt. Pleasant senior Jake Mogg, talking about the swift approaching fi...


Volleyball

Hemlock storms back to top St. Louis in Class C district final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/6/2015 1:53:32 PM EST

SANFORD - The Hemlock Huskies bested the St. Louis Sharks in an emotional five-set thriller to claim a Class C district title from Sanford-Meridian High School Thursday night. The Sharks led the Husk...


Football

Heart and soul: Chippewa Hills' John Wixson thriving in spotlight for second straight year WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/5/2015 9:51:07 PM EST

The spotlight does not faze Chippewa Hillsí John Wixson. In fact, the senior safety and wide receiver more often than not thrives during the biggest of games. With the Warriors searching for their f...


Football

Ithaca looking to run past Mustangs in district-title game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/5/2015 7:46:03 PM EST

The Ithaca football team has won at least 10 games each of the last seven seasons. Sanford Meridian has achieved the feat just once in its entire history. But though they don't have the postseason ...


Cross Country

Division 4 State Finals Overview: SHA, Beal City and Montabella running for crown WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/5/2015 11:19:42 PM EST

One year ago the Beal City cross country program did the unthinkable as it swept the Division 4 boys and girls cross country state titles from Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. The state t...


Cross Country

Back to the Finals: Panthers heading back to Brooklyn WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/5/2015 5:43:35 PM EST

For the first time in 25 years, the Alma Panthers girls cross country team will be running on the final weekend of the MHSAA season. ďWeíre looking forward to not just going to the state meet,Ē said ...


Football

Chippewa Hills going after first-ever district title Friday night versus Big Rapids WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/5/2015 4:18:12 PM EST

The last time Chippewa Hills won a district title is never. This Friday night, the Warriors will have the opportunity to change all that as they host Big Rapids at 7 p.m. in a district championship g...


Volleyball

Upset Special: Alma stuns Central Montcalm to advance to Thursday's Class B final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/4/2015 10:43:42 PM EST

It wasnít supposed to happen the way it happened but that being said it happened. On Wednesday night from Shepherd High School the Alma volleyball program pulled off a stunning upset in a Class B dis...


Volleyball

St. Louis advances to district title match after sweeping rival Ithaca WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/4/2015 11:26:52 PM EST

MERIDIAN - St. Louis volleyball has once again captured control of its long-standing rivalry with Ithaca. More than two months ago, the Yellowjackets caught everyoneís attention by snapping a 52-matc...


Cross Country

Division 3 State Finals Overview: Six teams looking to leave mark Saturday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/4/2015 9:20:20 PM EST

A total of 12 mid-Michigan cross country teams earned berths in this weekendís state finals at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn via top-three regional finishes. Of this dozen a total of si...


Volleyball

Inconsistency plagues Mt. Pleasant as it falls to Saginaw Heritage in district opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/4/2015 10:32:25 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant volleyball team has struggled to remain consistent all season. For a team so young Ė with seven of its 15 players being underclassmen Ė that isn't unexpected, but over the course of...


Volleyball

Shepherd comeback attempt falls just short in Class B district action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/3/2015 11:58:58 PM EST

The third time is usually the charm. This almost came to fruition on Monday night from Shepherd High School. As it was the Shepherd volleyball teamís season came to an end Monday night in Class B d...


Football

Allies today, rivals tomorrow: Mt. Pleasant's Kalebb Perry, Hunter Buczkowski gear up for final playoff run together WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/3/2015 11:59:11 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant's Kalebb Perry and Hunter Buczkowski have been a dominant athletic duo since they were kids. ďThey've been 'the guy' their whole lives coming up and they've done it together which is pre...


Football

Buczi Mane: Buczkowski brilliance, timely turnover propels Mt. Pleasant to district opening win over Gaylord WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/1/2015 11:06:17 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant head coach Jason McIntyre knows the importance of momentum changing plays in postseason high school football. ďWhen it comes to playoff games, it usually comes down to a turnover here or...


Cross Country

Shepherd girls win third straight regional while St. Louis nets first since 2010
Updated: 10/31/2015 7:49:57 PM EST

MANISTEE Ė Shepherdís girls cross country team won its third straight Division 3 regional on Saturday as it crossed the tape with 51 points at the Bear Lake regional. Clare landed second and will adv...


Cross Country

Shepherd boys win regional title, Clare lands runner-up
Updated: 10/31/2015 7:49:02 PM EST

MANISTEE Ė The Shepherd High School boys cross country team won its first regional title since 2010 Saturday as it topped the 15-team field at the Division 3 Bear Lake regional. The Bluejays finished...


Cross Country

Panthers on the Prowl: Alma girls heading to finals for the first time in 25 years WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 11/1/2015 12:01:42 PM EST

BAY CITY Ė The Alma High School girls cross country team qualified for the MHSAA Division 2 State Championship for the first time since 1990 on Saturday, while a duo of Mt. Pleasant girls also qualifi...


Football

Harrison falls to Flivvers Saturday in playoff action
Updated: 10/31/2015 5:56:45 PM EST

KINGSFORD Ė The Harrison High School football team closed the season out Saturday as it lost to playoff host Kingsford by a final of 25-0. With the defeat the Hornets close the 2015 docket out with a...


Football

Irish close season out with road loss to Muskegon CC
Updated: 10/31/2015 10:47:49 AM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy fell in Division 8 playoff action Friday to two-time defending state champion Muskegon Catholic Central by a final of 49-7. With the loss the Irish close the docket ...


Football

Ithaca stumbles early, explodes in the second half to defeat Vassar in playoff opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/31/2015 8:11:48 PM EST

A lot of people rolled their eyes when Ithaca head coach Terry Hessbrook said that Vassar could give his Yellowjackets problems in their pre-district playoff opener. ďNobody wanted to believe me when...


Football

Alma closes season out with loss to Forest Hills Eastern WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/31/2015 1:08:09 AM EST

ADA Ė The Alma High School football team found itself in the MHSAA playoffs on Friday for the first time since 2011, but host Forest Hills Eastern was too much for the Panthers as they fell by a final...


Football

Luck counts too: Warriors advance via win over Whitehall WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/31/2015 4:53:53 PM EST

The game began with a turnover. And then another one. It was as if nobody at Warrior Field wanted the ball. Ironically this became the theme of this Division 4 pre-district playoff contest. Turn...


Football

Carson City stays close for a half before falling to Pewamo-Westphalia WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/31/2015 12:10:40 AM EST

WESTPHALIA - An explosive first half was not enough for Carson City-Crystal as the Eagles fell to the Pewamo-Westphalia Pirates 41-21 in the first round of the Division 7 state playoffs Friday. The E...


Football

Beal City blasts Vestaburg, sets up clash with two-time defending champ Muskegon Catholic Central WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/31/2015 6:29:18 PM EST

It would have been easy for Beal City to have been distracted by the possibilities of next week. Staring at the Aggies on the other side of the Division 8 district draw were two-time defending state ...


Cross Country

Irish win pair of regional titles while Aggies also advance
Updated: 10/30/2015 10:52:17 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heartís cross country programs swept a pair of Division 4 regional titles Friday evening from the Fish Creek Sportsmanís Club in Carson City. The Lady Irish won the regional with ...


Football

Mt. Pleasant looks to end Gaylord's playoff run, again, in pre-district opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/30/2015 6:20:08 PM EST

The last time the Gaylord football team made the postseason, its stay was short lived as Mt. Pleasant bounced it from 2007's Div. 3 pre-district, 49-35. Eight-years later, the Blue Devils are finally...


Cross Country

Ithaca girls second in regional, will defend state title next weekend WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/30/2015 5:02:48 PM EST

ST. JOHNS Ė Defending Division 3 state champion Ithaca finished runner-up at Fridayís D3 cross country regional hosted by Uncle Johnís Cider Mill, crossing the tape with 59 points. Lansing Catholic w...


Football

Harrison hits the road for playoff game above the bridge WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/30/2015 4:33:53 PM EST

One year ago the Harrison High School football team earned its first postseason berth since 1999 and played host to the Copper Kings from Calumet in the opening round of the Division 5 playoffs. In 2...


Football

Benchmark defense leads Ithaca into playoff opener against Vassar WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/29/2015 9:46:15 PM EST

Led by senior linebacker Terry Hessbrook, the 1984 Ithaca football team recorded four shutouts and allowed just 38 points en route to a perfect 9-0 record and a spot in the postseason for the first ti...


Football

Upset-minded Sacred Heart sets sights on 'monster' Muskegon Catholic Central WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/29/2015 6:50:49 PM EST

ďWeíre going to see if we can play with those monsters.Ē Those words were uttered this week by Sacred Heart football head coach Rick Roberts about upcoming Division 8 opponent and juggernaut Muskegon...


Football

Beal City hosts Vestaburg in series' 30th all-time meeting to open postseason WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/30/2015 6:28:46 PM EST

With all the success Beal City football has had over the past 45 years, it is a little bit surprising that it only holds a 15-14 advantage in the all-time series versus Vestaburg. But when you go ins...


Football

Carson City renews rivalry with Pewamo-Westphalia WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/29/2015 3:51:49 PM EST

Devin Pringle was adamant and as a high school football coach he should be adamant. Heading into Friday nightís Division 7 pre-district game at unbeaten Pewamo-Westphalia the Eagles are going to be p...


Football

Alma 'hungry for more' after booking first playoff trip since 2011 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/29/2015 8:31:20 PM EST

The high school football playoffs, technically, kick off on Friday. But for the Alma High School, the postseason actually started three weeks ago. ďAfter we lost to Ovid Elsie I told the guys that ...


Football

Warriors ready for Whitehall in playoff opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/28/2015 2:53:42 PM EST

Larry Jose comes out and says it like it needs to be said. The long-time Chippewa Hills head football coach doesnít sugarcoat the truth to try and dispel it, rather he hits it head on because thatís ...


Volleyball

Irish hold off Comets in battle of MSAC unbeatens WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/29/2015 9:07:36 PM EST

The difference between conference champion and conference runner-up is going to be minute if Tuesdayís showdown was a preview of whatís to come Saturday. As it was Coleman and host Mt. Pleasant Sacre...


Basketball - Boys

Alma standout Dylan Carl commits to play at IPFW WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/27/2015 5:23:17 PM EST

Alma High School senior Dylan Carl has committed to play basketball at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, well-known in abbreviated form as IPFW. Carl made an official visit to IPFW Oct...


Football

Ithaca's iron curtain: Yellowjackets' dominant starting defense has only given up one TD all season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/26/2015 6:33:19 PM EST

Scoring a touchdown against the Ithaca High School starting defense is almost as rare and satisfying as finding gold with a hidden treasure map. On Clareís opening drive of the third quarter in week ...


Football

What should be our MIPrepZone Game of the Week? VOTE HERE
Updated: 10/26/2015 1:54:57 PM EST

The playoffs are here and so is another Game of the Week poll. Vote as many times as you would like until Thursday at noon. Here are your options: ...


Volleyball

A sizeable advantage: Ruggles, Gamble give Irish near-unmatched size and skill in the middle WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/28/2015 12:56:24 PM EST

Coming into the 2014 season, Sacred Heart head volleyball coach Krista Davis knew that freshman Sophie Ruggles was destined for future stardom. ďIt was obvious she was going to be good,Ē the second-...


Football

Mid-Michigan Prep Football Playoff Pairings WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/26/2015 10:56:17 AM EST

MHSAA Prep Football Playoffs (Game times and dates will be announced Monday) Division 3 Gaylord (6-3) at Mt. Pleasant (7-2), Saturday at 1 p.m. Division 4 Whiteh...


Cross Country

Mathis sets course record by a Warrior, Todd finishes first overall WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/25/2015 2:54:49 PM EST

Chippewa Hills High School sophomore Austin Mathis set the school record for fastest-time run by a Warrior on their home course Saturday in leading his team to a third-place finish in the Late Season ...


Cross Country

Running for the Finals: Alma girls looking to return to big stage WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/26/2015 6:33:51 PM EST

Itís been a long time coming, but it might be on the verge of arriving. Maybe. On Saturday the Alma High School girls cross country program is looking to lock up a top-three finish at the Division 2...


Soccer - Boys

Panthers bow out in D3 district final in Freeland WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/24/2015 5:29:19 PM EST

FREELAND Ė The Alma High School boys soccer team scored first, but three unanswered Freeland goals were enough to take down the Panthers in Saturdayís district championship game. After Wednesdayís dr...


Soccer - Boys

Makings of an upset: Mt. Pleasant plays it right, but Petoskey holds on for district title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/24/2015 4:56:07 PM EST

Mix a few tablespoons of good defense with a heaping portion of goaltending. Add in a good chance or two to taste, some sub-optimal weather and a home game, then blend it all together with a dash of l...


Cross Country

SHA Sweep: Irish win pair of Class D state crowns WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/25/2015 1:48:25 PM EST

When you win a state title youíre happy. When you win two state titles within 30 minutes of one another youíre really happy. When you win two state titles within 30 minutes of one another and every ...


Football

Ithaca completes 9-0 regular season for sixth straight year as it rolls at Shepherd WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/24/2015 12:23:44 AM EST

Ithaca is now fully intact heading into the playoffs. For the upcoming postseason opponents of the Yellowjackets, that is a scary proposition. The final piece of the equation to make Ithaca full aga...


Football

Panthers nail down postseason berth via road win at Newaygo WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/24/2015 4:23:52 PM EST

NEWAYGO Ė Justin Doyle threw for four touchdowns and ran for another as Alma took down host Newaygo 37-7 to improve to 6-3 on the season and secure an automatic berth for the 2015 MHSAA football playo...


Football

Ware touchdown caps off regular-season finale as Mt. Pleasant blows out Heritage WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/23/2015 11:31:32 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant's Connor Ware had never scored a touchdown before Ė not on varsity or JV or anywhere for that matter. But with just over 10 minutes remaining in the Oilers' 48-13 rout of Saginaw Herita...


Football

Anderson, Rios lead Sharks to victory over Mustangs WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/23/2015 11:19:25 PM EST

St. Louis seniors Jase Anderson and Cameron Rios left it all out on the field during the Sharksí 52-0 non-conference win over the Montabella Mustangs on senior night Friday. Anderson rushed for 182 y...


Football

Harrison bounces Clare from playoff picture, maybe WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/24/2015 1:31:31 AM EST

One year ago Clare scored 17 unanswered points to defeat Harrison 30-29 in week eight of the regular season. The Pioneers went onto win their eighth straight Jack Pine Conference title and earn a pos...


Volleyball

Sacred Heart sweeps home triangular, upends Beal City, Breckenridge WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/22/2015 10:49:10 PM EST

*Sincerest apologies to Breckenridge. My camera lens malfunctioned and when I left to get a new one I missed its matches. The Sacred Heart volleyball team bounced back from a disappointing opening se...


Soccer - Boys

Seth Ramirez clinches shutout victory over Swan Valley as Alma advances to district title game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/22/2015 1:22:14 AM EST

FREELAND Ė The Alma High School boys soccer team defeated Saginaw Swan Valley in Wednesday night's district semi-final after senior Seth Ramirez buried the clincher in the sixth round of the penalty s...


Football

Who needs to do what? WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/21/2015 11:58:37 PM EST

Alma Panthers 5-3 (4-3 TVC Central) at Newaygo (2-6) After falling to Ovid Elsie on October 2, Alma chances of making the playoffs looked like they may be slipping away but back-to-back wins ...


Cross Country

Irish run away from the field, sweep MSAC Jamboree to earn conference title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/22/2015 10:58:53 PM EST

The Sacred Heart cross country team continued to maraud through its regular season schedule on Wednesday as it swept both sides of the MSAC Jamboree #3 at Montabella to take home both the girls and bo...


Cross Country

Running tally: Clare continues impressive streak of Jack Pine Conference dominance WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/21/2015 10:01:42 PM EST

There is a lot of clarity as to which cross country program in the Jack Pine Conference has been a commanding force over the last number of years. The crystal clear picture of dominance continued We...


Volleyball

Rainbow of Ribbons: Mount Pleasant sweeps Saginaw Heritage, raises money for all types of cancer WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/20/2015 11:20:59 PM EST

The annual Rainbow of Ribbons match at Mount Pleasant High School is about so much more than volleyball. Of course, winning is also fun and the Oilers did just that Tuesday night as it swept visiting...


Cross Country

Lady Warriors land second, boys third in CSAA after final jamboree
Updated: 10/20/2015 7:42:10 PM EST

LAKEVIEW Ė Both Chippewa Hillsí cross country teams competed in the final CSAA jamboree of the season Tuesday and in the end the Lady Warriors landed runner-up in the conference while the boys finishe...


Football

Prep Football Rankings for week of Oct. 12-18
Updated: 10/20/2015 3:21:41 PM EST

Michigan AP prep football poll at a glance Michigan Associated Press high school football poll at a glance By The Associated Press Division 1 School ...


Soccer - Boys

Alma soccer earns national team academic award WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/20/2015 2:49:01 PM EST

Alma High Schoolís boys and girls soccer programs were recognized by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and awarded the 2014-15 High School Team Academic Award Friday. The NSC...


Soccer - Boys

Panthers shut out Yellowjackets in district opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/19/2015 10:14:35 PM EST

A pair of Alma goals proved to be enough Monday evening, as the Panthers won their fifth-consecutive matchup against TVC runner-up Ithaca, 2-0. The host Yellowjackets (11-8) opened the game on the at...


Football

200-win club: Sacred Heart's Rick Roberts, Clare's Kelly Luplow join exclusive group of MHSAA head coaches WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/19/2015 2:52:07 PM EST

Sacred Heart football head coach Rick Roberts was not exactly sure where he was in the wins department until he read on Sept. 25 that Clareís Kelly Luplow had reached the 200-victory plateau. Roberts...


Football

What should be our Week 9 MIPrepZone Game of the Week? VOTE HERE
Updated: 10/18/2015 3:56:06 PM EST

We have reached the final week of the prep football regular season and some fantastic games are on tap to get us to the finish line. Vote for what you want to be the Week 9 MIPrepZone Game of the Week...


Football

Aggies getting healthy with playoffs on the horizon WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/18/2015 2:48:08 PM EST

Three weeks ago the Beal City football team was the top-ranked team in Division 8 after opening the 2015 campaign with four straight victories. Throughout the course of the first month the Aggies had...


Cross Country

Warriors can wrap up second-straight CSAA title Tuesday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/19/2015 9:04:33 PM EST

The guess work is gone, meaning they know what they have to do. Now all they have to do is go do it. Heading into Tuesdayís Central State Activities Association Gold jamboree at Lakeview High the Ch...


Football

Irish win MSAC title outright, roll past Comets WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/18/2015 2:44:02 PM EST

Rick Roberts once jokingly threatened not to coach if the temperature were below 50 degrees. But, when your team wins 44-0 and wraps up yet another Mid-States Activities Conference football champions...


Football

Win one for Rivard: Alma grinds out emotional victory over Chesaning WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/18/2015 2:56:28 PM EST

A lot was on the line when Alma's Brevan Bender walked onto the field to attempt a 30-yard field goal with 10 minutes to go in the fourth quarter of Friday night's clash against Chesaning. The senior...


Football

Carson City-Crystal keeps playoff hopes alive with triumph over Vestaburg in annual 'Salute Our Soldiers' game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/17/2015 10:45:56 PM EST

The playoffs started several weeks early for Carson City-Crystal. When the Eagles dropped a close game on Sept. 25 at Sacred Heart, it was their third loss of the season and immediately put them in m...


Football

Warriors have rough night at Reed City, fall in conference title game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/16/2015 11:58:35 PM EST

REED CITY Ė From the introductory fumble on the opening kickoff through a penalty-plagued second half Friday nightís CSAA Gold division championship game proved to be an All-American horror show for v...


Football

Oilers clinch playoff berth via win over Bay City Central WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/16/2015 11:07:20 PM EST

The Mount Pleasant Oilers punched their ticket to the 2015 playoffs by crushing the Bay City Central Wolves 42-7 from Community Memorial Stadium on Friday night. Mount Pleasant (6-2, 4-2 SVL) put up...


Football

Warriors, Coyotes to meet for CSAA title Friday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/15/2015 3:59:45 PM EST

It has all the bells and whistles one could ask for. Friday nightís Central State Activities Association game between Chippewa Hills and host Reed City brings with it plenty of extracurriculars. Fir...


Cross Country

Cross Country Rankings for Oct. 5-11 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/14/2015 3:15:31 PM EST

Week of September October 12, 2015 MichiganCrossCountry.com Prep Ranking Lower Peninsula Rankings Girls D1 School 1. Birmingham-Seaholm 2. Northville 3. Brighton 4...


Football

Prep Football Rankings for week of Oct. 5-11
Updated: 10/14/2015 2:03:12 PM EST

Michigan AP prep football poll at a glance Michigan Associated Press high school football poll at a glance By The Associated Press Division 1 School ...


Football

Who's in, who's out, who knows? A look at the 2015 playoff picture WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/14/2015 8:01:51 PM EST

Itís time to get up or get out. Last Friday three mid-Michigan teams wrapped up playoff berths in Ithaca, Beal City and Chippewa Hills. The top-ranked Yellowjackets (7-0) appear to be primed for ano...


Volleyball

Beal City rolls over McBain NMC at home WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/13/2015 10:46:52 PM EST

The Beal City volleyball team won on Tuesday as it swept McBain Northern Michigan Christian at home by final scores 25-15, 25-17, 25-15. With the victory, the Aggies improved to 15-10-6 overall and s...


Cross Country

Tri-Valley tradition: Shepherd girls win sixth TVC Central crown in a row WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/14/2015 8:05:05 PM EST

One by one, the top four Shepherd runners crossed the finish line before any other Tri-Valley Conference Central school was represented at Almaís Pine River Country Club. On a day where the Bluejays ...


Cross Country

Trifecta: Shepherd boys clinch third consecutive Tri-Valley Conference Central championship WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/14/2015 12:32:29 PM EST

When Shepherd senior Walker Priest was a freshman, he remembers it being a time of transition for the Bluejaysí cross country program. Those days are now far back in the rearview mirror. Shepherd wo...


Cross Country

Ithaca sweeps TVC West cross titles at Breckenridge WITH PHOTO GALLERIES
Updated: 10/13/2015 8:56:28 PM EST

Bust out the brooms cause it was a sweep. On Tuesday afternoon from Breckenridge High School the Ithaca cross country programs swept the third and final Tri-Valley West Conference jamboree to lock up...


Soccer - Boys

Swan Valley doubles up Ithaca Monday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/12/2015 11:27:15 PM EST

Saginaw Swan Valley ran past host Ithaca on Monday night by a final score of 2-1. The Vikings scored two first-half goals and held off the Yellowjackets (11-6) to secure the win. Swan Valley tallied...


Football

Family and football: Harrison senior Blayne Fowler leaving legacy on gridiron before move to Mississippi WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/12/2015 5:29:23 PM EST

When Harrison football finished last season with its first playoff appearance in 15 years, Blayne Fowler was one of the players at the forefront of how it came to be. But unlike other standouts on th...


Football

What should be our Week 8 MIPrepZone Game of the Week? VOTE HERE
Updated: 10/11/2015 4:59:57 PM EST

In the blink of an eye we have somehow reached the eighth week of the high school football season, where the games are almost always meaningful at this juncture of the season. Here are the candidates ...


Cross Country

Ithaca boys looking to lock up TVC West title on Tuesday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/11/2015 2:11:17 PM EST

They have put themselves into position to win it and now all they have to do is have a solid showing Tuesday at Breckenridge. Through the first two Tri-Valley West Conference boys cross country jambo...


Cross Country

Mustangs looking to get back to state finals again in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/11/2015 1:50:25 PM EST

Theyíve made it to the state finals two years running. They finished a school-best ninth at the Division 4 state finals two years ago and followed that up with a 15th-place finish at Michigan Interna...


Football

Ringing the bell: Ithaca secures 'Victory Bell,' shuts out rival St. Louis on homecoming WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/11/2015 2:23:20 PM EST

It's a nice luxury to have when you can put up 35 points in a half and still come away disappointed with the way your offense played. Such though, is life for the Ithaca High School football team wh...


Football

Warriors notch playoff spot, Oilers win big in Saginaw WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/10/2015 12:45:56 AM EST

Chippewa Hillsí football team wrapped up a fifth-straight playoff berth and kept itself in line to win the CSAA Friday as it topped Big Rapids 26-7 on homecoming. The Warriors (6-1, 5-0) raced out to...


Football

Harrison unable to hang with seventh-ranked Sanford-Meridian in battle for JPC lead WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/10/2015 12:22:59 PM EST

It was a clash of the two remaining unbeaten teams in Jack Pine Conference play. After Friday night, only one could remain on top as they say. On homecoming at Harrison, it was Division 6 seventh-ra...


Football

Alma keeps playoff hopes alive, tops Hemlock WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/9/2015 11:45:28 PM EST

The Alma Panthers won a defensive battle against the Hemlock Huskies 28-7, ensuring a happy Homecoming for the Panther faithful Friday. Almaís defense allowed Hemlock to convert on 4-of-11 third dow...


Football

Roberts gets 200th career coaching win as Irish take control of MSAC
Updated: 10/9/2015 11:32:00 PM EST

It was billed as a showdown for supremacy in the Mid-States Activities Conference. Instead, it turned out to be a lopsided celebration of win No. 200 in the lengthy and successful coaching career of ...


Football

Aggies lock up Highland crown and earn playoff berth for 16th-straight season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/9/2015 11:18:05 PM EST

Two weeks ago Beal City was ranked No. 1 in Division 8 and pretty much cruising along. Then the impossible happened as Highland Conference rival Evart, which was 1-3 at the time, upset the host Aggie...


Volleyball

Bouncing back: Oilers respond to 'heartbreaking' defeat with dominant showing against Bay City Western WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/8/2015 11:25:28 PM EST

Coming off what she called a 'heartbreaking' five-set defeat to Flint Powers Catholic, Mt. Pleasant head volleyball coach Alison Smith wasn't sure how her young team would respond. ďWe had kind of a ...


Cross Country

Homecoming handoff: Warriors and Hornets running 40-plus miles to deliver game balls WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/8/2015 7:36:25 PM EST

Two mid-Michigan cross country teams will be taking the long route to their respective homecoming games on Friday night. As it stands both the Harrison High School cross country team and the Chippewa...


Soccer - Boys

Mt. Pleasant falls to Saginaw Heritage in defensive battle WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/8/2015 10:53:53 PM EST

The afternoon was gorgeous, but the play on the Mt. Pleasant soccer field was not as a physical slugfest saw the Oilers go down to conference rival Saginaw Heritage, falling by a final score of 1-0. ...


Cross Country

Irish close in on MSAC title, sweep both sides WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/8/2015 7:52:05 PM EST

They put a headlock on the Mid-State Activities Conference title Wednesday. As it was both of the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy cross country programs pretty much locked conference crowns Wednesd...


Cross Country

LaBelle, Taylor lead up-and-coming Oiler cross country team WITH PHOTO GALLERIES
Updated: 10/7/2015 7:54:24 PM EST

Over the span of the last week Mt. Pleasant High School junior Mac LaBelle has emerged. On Tuesday evening at the home Oiler Invite from Mission Creek Park LaBelle set the school record for the faste...


Cross Country

Jackets win Oiler Invite for fifth straight season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/6/2015 11:58:32 PM EST

The Ithaca High School girls cross country team won the Oiler Invite for a fifth straight season Tuesday at Mission Creek Park in Mt. Pleasant. The Yellowjackets, who are the defending Division 3 sta...


Swimming - Girls

Mt. Pleasant records split in triangular at Alma College WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/6/2015 11:52:03 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School swimming and diving team competed in a triangular at Alma College on Tuesday as it defeated Bay City Central 95.00 to 87.00 and fell to Davison 93.50 to 89.50. Among the...


Cross Country

LaBelle rewrites record books, leads Oilers to invite win WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/6/2015 11:52:11 PM EST

Mac LaBelle has already had quite the week and itís only Tuesday. On Saturday the Mt. Pleasant High School junior rewrote the Oiler record books as he finished first overall at the DeWitt High School...


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SHA to induct new Hall of Fame class on Friday at homecoming game vs. Vestaburg
Updated: 10/6/2015 10:57:36 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy will induct three new members into its Athletic Hall of Fame this weekend during its homecoming festivities. The Irish (3-3, 3-0 MSAC) play Vestaburg (5-1, 3-0) in a...


Football

Prep Football Rankings: Ithaca stays on top while Beal City drops one spot
Updated: 10/6/2015 8:10:21 PM EST

Michigan Associated Press high school football poll at a glance By The Associated Press Division 1 School Total Points 1....


Football

What should be our Week 7 MIPrepZone Game of the Week? VOTE HERE
Updated: 10/3/2015 1:01:32 PM EST

The prep football regular season enters its final third with a number of big Week 7 games on tap. Here are the candidates for our new MIPrepZone Game of the Week poll: Big Rapids at Chippewa Hills...


Football

Red bird down: Ithaca shuts out seventh-ranked Michigan Lutheran Seminary, clinches playoff berth WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/3/2015 2:28:04 AM EST

On paper, it was Ithaca's biggest test of the year. In practice, the only test it had to face came at halftime... when the Yellowjacket squared off against the Cardinal in a mascot dance battle showd...


Football

Irish stay unbeaten in MSAC via win at Ashley
Updated: 10/3/2015 12:08:24 AM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy evened its record at 3-3 overall all while improving to 3-0 in Mid-State Activities Conference action on Friday as it beat host Ashley 49-0. The Irish opened the sco...


Football

Fulton falls on homecoming, won't make postseason in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/2/2015 11:58:16 PM EST

Earning a playoff berth is no longer an option, thus the season has been reduced to playing for pride. On Friday night the Fulton High School football team saw its chances of earning a third-straight...


Football

Homecoming kings: Mount Pleasant throttles Flint Northwestern for fourth win of season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/3/2015 2:39:46 AM EST

Attack a perceived weakness and reap the benefits. Mount Pleasant head coach Jason McIntyre noticed on film that Friday nightís homecoming opponent in Flint Northwestern was perhaps a little weaker v...


Football

Pioneers hold off Houghton Lake, now 3-1 in JPC
Updated: 10/3/2015 12:44:20 PM EST

CLARE -- What looked an easy Homecoming win for the Clare High football team here Friday night, turned into a nail biter. Leading 31-14 early in the final period with the ball at the Houghton Lake 12...


Swimming - Girls

Mt. Pleasant needs a Pool: Oilers swim program likely to fold after 2015 season
Updated: 10/2/2015 4:04:45 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant needs a pool. It needs a pool for the high school swim team. It needs a pool for community use. It needs a pool, period. Come next summer Central Michigan University will be closing d...


Football

Vestaburg inching closer to postseason berth, not resting on early-season laurels WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 10/2/2015 10:20:20 AM EST

There are still a few mountains to climb in order for the Vestaburg High School football team to reach the postseason for the first time since 2012, but it is clear as day that excitement has returned...


Soccer - Boys

Alma takes advantage of 'transition opportunities,' Maslovich hat trick to lock up share of TVC West title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/30/2015 9:58:18 PM EST

There tends to be small time frames in soccer matches where goals are more prone to being scored than others. The causation factors for these moments are, largely, murky but, whatever the reason is, ...


Volleyball

Capture the flag: St. Louis avenges two previous losses to Ithaca in convincing fashion WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/30/2015 10:29:55 PM EST

Madison Smith had more trouble pulling down the flag post-match than St. Louis had disposing rival Ithaca in winning back the piece of cloth on a pole that goes to the winner. It was a sea change fro...


Volleyball

Harrison locks down win at Farwell quad WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/30/2015 9:20:53 PM EST

Harrisonís High School volleyball team went 1-2 at Wednesdayís quad hosted by Farwell. The Hornets (4-6, 2-4 JPC) opened with a 25-23, 26-24 win over the host Eagles (1-12-1, 0-7) before falling to R...


Volleyball

Seniors lead Comets in 2015 and have big plans before all is said and done WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/30/2015 9:47:44 PM EST

Itís been awhile since the Coleman High School volleyball team made a run at the Mid-State Activities Conference crown or a district title. As it stands the Comets last won the MSAC in 2008 which was...


Cross Country

Prep Cross Country Rankings: 12 mid-Michigan teams earn rankings WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/30/2015 5:43:19 PM EST

Lower Peninsula Rankings Girls D1 School 1. Birmingham-Seaholm 2. Northville 3. Saline 4. Traverse City Central 5. Brighton 6. Ann Arbor-...


Volleyball

Ashley opens MSAC play with straight-sets win over Vestaburg WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/29/2015 11:09:59 PM EST

The Ashley volleyball team opened MSAC play with a victory on Tuesday as it went on the road and took down Vestaburg, winning in straight sets by final scores of 25-10, 25-23, 25-23. ďWe didn't play...


Volleyball

Comets open MSAC schedule with impressive straight-set victory over Eagles WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/29/2015 10:06:29 PM EST

Colemanís High School volleyball team opened the Mid-State Activities Conference portion of its schedule at home Tuesday with a straight-set victory over visiting Carson City-Crystal, winning by score...


Football

Alma freshman Eric Bradley scores amazing sideline-to-sideline kickoff return TD, video shared by ESPN
Updated: 9/29/2015 3:45:37 PM EST

Alma High School freshman Eric Bradley weaved his way into viral stardom. In a freshman football game last Thursday versus Corunna, Bradley scored one of the more improbable kick return touchdowns yo...


Football

Prep Football Rankings: Ithaca remains atop field in D6 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/29/2015 2:25:45 PM EST

Michigan AP prep football poll at a glance Michigan Associated Press high school football poll at a glance By The Associated Press Division 1 School ...


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Mondayís Prep Roundup: Mt. Pleasant blanks Bay City Central in boys soccer
Updated: 9/28/2015 11:05:34 PM EST

BAY CITY - Connor Fiolek netted two goals and Mt. Pleasant ran away from Bay City Central, 7-0, in boys soccer action Monday. Brendan Cashen, Michael Shin, John McCarthy, Edgar Peters and Ethan Morro...


Football

What should be our Week 6 MIPrepZone Game of the Week? VOTE HERE
Updated: 9/28/2015 3:06:29 PM EST

Week six of the prep football season is the first week in which teams can officially clinch a playoff berth. Other schools with a loss or two can edge one step closer, while teams with three losses ar...


Volleyball

Helping hands: St. Louis' Brooke Courter rising above hearing barrier WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/29/2015 11:17:58 PM EST

Brooke Courter is the most animated player on the St. Louis volleyball teamís bench. After every point, rest assured youíll see the outside hitter springing out of her seat and clapping loudly as sh...


Football

Oilers drop second straight, fall in Lapeer WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/26/2015 12:36:02 AM EST

LAPEER Ė The sixth-ranked Mt. Pleasant football team lost its second straight Saginaw Valley League game Friday on the road as it fell to Lapeer by a final of 35-14. The Oilers fall to 3-2 overall an...


Football

Turnovers cost St. Louis as it falls to Michigan Lutheran Seminary on homecoming WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/26/2015 12:26:48 AM EST

Turnovers. That was the story Friday night at St. Louis' homecoming football game. The Sharks, coming off their first loss of the season, were fired up in hosting Div. 7's ninth-ranked Michigan Luth...


Football

Vestaburg stays perfect in MSAC, rolls past Montabella on homecoming WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/26/2015 12:19:48 AM EST

The Vestaburg football team kept pace in the Mid-State Activities Conference race Friday night via a 47-6 victory over Montabella. With the win the Wolverines improve to 4-1 overall and to 2-0 in MSA...


Football

Alma crushes Creek, notches first shutout since 2012 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/26/2015 12:01:27 AM EST

Five receivers caught passes of 20 yards or longer and the defense made three red zone stops in the first half, as Alma dominated Bullock Creek in a 38-0 home victory Friday night. The win marked the ...


Football

Shepherd dominates Hemlock on homecoming, moves win total to two for first time since 2009 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/25/2015 11:53:14 PM EST

The upswing of Shepherd football could be in full effect. After five consecutive 1-8 seasons that left the Bluejays program taking a big step back from the glory days of previous decades, this year h...


Football

Irish score late, take control of MSAC via victory over Carson City WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/25/2015 11:47:21 PM EST

Rick Roberts wondered what was wrong with his superb senior do-everything football player, Kyle Szymanski. "I asked him at half if he was okay because I didn't see the normal effort from him," Robert...


Football

Upset Special: Evart stuns top-ranked Beal City WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/25/2015 11:35:21 PM EST

It was supposed to be just another Friday night for the Beal City Aggies. With the Evart Wildcats coming to town for a Highland Conference showdown, it seemed like it would be just another inferior o...


Football

Harrison plays well enough to win, but must improve going forward WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/25/2015 11:16:45 PM EST

When you win by four scores things can usually be forgiven even if theyíre not forgotten. On Friday night at Harrison High School the host Hornets improved to 4-1 overall and to 3-0 in the Jack Pine ...


Volleyball

10th-ranked Irish roll to four-set win over host Aggies Thursday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/24/2015 10:26:32 PM EST

Just add a game and you got something. The long-time rivalry between Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy and Beal City is such that all you need is a place and time for a spirited battle. The latest ...


Cross Country

Sacred Heart girls on historic pace this fall WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/24/2015 6:19:58 PM EST

What the Sacred Heart Academy girls cross country team is accomplishing this season is reaching historic levels. Every event the Irish have entered this season has ended in a demolition, but no day s...


Volleyball

St. Louis remains perfect in TVC West, tops Breckenridge at home WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/24/2015 12:31:33 PM EST

The St. Louis volleyball team moved to 2-0 in the TVC West on Wednesday as it topped rival Breckenridge at home, winning in straight sets by scores of 25-18, 25-14, 25-22. ďFor me this is the most f...


Volleyball

Host Shepherd rolls past Alma in TVC Central action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/23/2015 10:22:41 PM EST

An energetic Shepherd volleyball team celebrated the schoolís homecoming week by overpowering the Alma Panthers in straight sets Wednesday, winning 25-22, 25-18, 25-21. The service game led the way f...


Football

In the Rankings: Aggies, Oilers and Jackets all earn top-10 ranking WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/22/2015 10:21:25 PM EST

Michigan AP prep football poll at a glance Michigan Associated Press high school football poll at a glance By The Associated Press Division 1 School ...


Volleyball

Oilers notch first SVL victory of season via straight-game sweep WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/22/2015 8:37:27 PM EST

Mt. Pleasantís volleyball team notched its first Saginaw Valley League victory of the 2015 season Tuesday as it beat visiting Saginaw Arthur Hill in straight sets by scores of 25-8, 25-5, 25-15. The...


Cross Country

Ever-steady Huskies looking to make run into finals again in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/23/2015 11:56:45 PM EST

When you talk about high school cross country in mid-Michigan there are certain teams that sprint to the forefront. There are the Beal City boys and girls teams which swept the Division 4 state title...


Football

St. Louis kicker/punter Kaden Keon commits to Central Michigan as preferred walk-on WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/22/2015 4:53:23 PM EST

St. Louis High School senior kicker Kaden Keon verbally committed to the Central Michigan University football program Tuesday morning as a preferred walk-on. Keon made the trip to Central Michigan Tu...


Swimming - Girls

Panthers swim to win, look to be a team built for the future WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/22/2015 4:08:40 PM EST

Alma High School has a long tradition of swimming excellence. Year-in and year-out the Panthers churn out stellar swimmers the likes nowhere else in mid-Michigan. You could argue that that is becaus...


Football

What should be our Week 5 MIPrepZone Game of the Week? VOTE HERE
Updated: 9/28/2015 3:06:04 PM EST

The prep football season continues Friday night with a number of key conference matchups. Here are the candidates for Week 5 MIPrepZone Game of the Week, which can be voted on until Thursday at noon a...


Cross Country

Phenomenal Freshmen: Shepherd girls will be in the state title conversation in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/19/2015 2:15:50 PM EST

When youíre one month into your freshman year there are a lot of new things going on. First off itís the first month of high school, thus thereís a lot of new surroundings and new faces to get acquai...


Football

Next man up: Perry will be back, but Oilers remain optimistic in his absence after solid performance from Del Blake WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/19/2015 1:12:10 AM EST

ďKalebb is going to play football again this year.Ē Those nine words, from head coach Jason McIntyre, come as needed solace to the Mt. Pleasant football faithful who feared the worst when star quarte...


Football

Freeland holds off Alma in close contest WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/19/2015 12:12:41 AM EST

The Alma High School football team gave Freeland a heck of a game Friday night from Don Miller Field. The Panthers stayed with the Falcons for all four quarters before falling by a final of 14-7. Wi...


Football

Chippewa Hills scores early and often en route to win over Newaygo WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/19/2015 12:07:04 AM EST

Outmatched. Outplayed. Outshined. The Chippewa Hills Warriors shut out their CSAA Gold rival Newaygo on Friday night by a final of 39-0. With the win the Warriors improve to 3-1 overall and to ...


Football

Chemical imbalance: Second-ranked Mount Pleasant unable to overcome miscues in loss to fifth-ranked Midland WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/22/2015 12:26:24 PM EST

The previous two times Saginaw Valley League rivals Mount Pleasant and Midland squared off, most of the key game-changing plays went the way of the Oilers. Those trends tend to even out over time on ...


Football

Top-ranked Ithaca stays perfect via win at Breckenridge WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/19/2015 12:25:12 PM EST

BRECKENRIDGE -- The juggernaut that is Ithaca High football barely broke a sweat here Friday night in remaining unbeaten. The Yellowjackets (4-0, 3-0 TVC West) didn't need to use one of their tradema...


Football

Mustangs snap Clare streak at 34, take charge of JPC WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/19/2015 1:19:42 AM EST

It was fitting and at the same time a bit tough to watch. In the immediate minutes following Friday nightís Jack Pine Conference showdown from the Brookwood Athletic Complex Clareís Travis Vida and G...


Cross Country

Twelve mid-Michigan teams earn top-10 or honorable mention rankings in prep poll WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/17/2015 6:40:08 PM EST

Week of Sept. 20, 2015 MichiganCrossCountry.com Prep Ranking Lower Peninsula Rankings LP Girls D1 1. Northville 2. Birmingham-Seaholm 3. Traverse...


Football

Carson City-Crystal multi-sport standout Dallas O'Green focused on ending prep career in style WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/17/2015 4:38:16 PM EST

In just a couple months, Dallas OíGreenís 5-foot-8 frame will begin to look markedly different. OíGreen, a senior at Carson City-Crystal High School, has the unenviable task of dropping from the 150 ...


Volleyball

Fulton volleyball participates in Cancer Week, falls to Portland St. Patrick WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/16/2015 11:15:27 PM EST

It's Cancer Week at Fulton High School and, on Wednesday, the Pirates were out in full support as the volleyball team honored those that had been affected by the disease prior to their match against ...


Volleyball

Ithaca opens TVC West action with straight-set win over MLS WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/16/2015 11:05:35 PM EST

Ithacaís volleyball team got off on the right foot at home Wednesday as it dismantled visiting Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary in straight sets, winning by scores of 25-14, 25-17, 25-9. With the w...


Volleyball

Breckenridge shows promise in four-set loss to St. Charles WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/16/2015 10:14:36 PM EST

As evidenced by the second set and other portions of the match Wednesday night, the Breckenridge High School volleyball is talented enough to win points consistently. The problem for the Huskies, and...


Cross Country

Head of the pack: St. Louis junior Evan Goodell among top Division 3 runners in the state WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/16/2015 3:39:49 PM EST

Evan Goodell set the pace and as has typically been the case in Tri-Valley Conference West jamborees, everyone else had trouble keeping up. The St. Louis High School junior, coming off an All-State t...


ALL

Mt. Pleasant to induct Class of 2015 this weekend
Updated: 9/16/2015 1:21:48 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School Athletic Hall of Fame will be recognizing its Class of 2015 this weekend. This new four-member class will be honored during halftime of Friday nightís football game betwe...


Cross Country

Sacred Heart sweeps eight-team invitational hosted at Beal City WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/16/2015 11:23:07 PM EST

Beal City might be the defending Division 4 cross country state champions but on Tuesday, Sacred Heart showed its rival that 2015 might be the year of the Irish as they swept the Aggies' eight-team ho...


Cross Country

Ithaca sweeps home Tri-Valley Conference West jamboree WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/15/2015 7:17:38 PM EST

The Ithaca High School boys and girls cross country teams swept a home Tri-Valley Conference West jamboree Tuesday afternoon, the opener of three conference jamborees this fall. On the boys side, the...


Cross Country

Oilers host first SVL jamboree of 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/15/2015 11:58:24 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant High School played host to the first Saginaw Valley League jamboree of the 2015 season Tuesday at Mission Creek Park. In the end the Oiler boys finished fifth in the 10-team jamboree wit...


Football

Oilers, Jackets, Sharks and Aggies all earn top-10 rankings WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/15/2015 12:35:23 PM EST

Michigan AP prep football poll at a glance Michigan Associated Press high school football poll at a glance By The Associated Press Division 1 School ...


Football

What should be our Week 4 MIPrepZone Game of the Week? VOTE HERE
Updated: 9/15/2015 1:33:57 AM EST

We enter Week 4 of the prep football season with more exciting games on tap, contests that will factor in various conference races. Here are the candidate for this weekís Game of the Week poll: Co...


Volleyball

Mustangs storm back to steal win over Eagles WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/14/2015 10:35:46 PM EST

Down 14-8 in the fifth and final set of Mondayís non-conference match versus visiting Farwell things werenít looking up for Montabellaís volleyball team. Yet, somehow, the Mustangs were able to kick ...


Cross Country

Running with the Pack: Clare boys stacked for solid season and future seasons WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/15/2015 11:50:36 AM EST

What is up with the freshmen? If you look around the mid-Michigan varsity cross country scene you come to notice that 2015 is the year of the freshmen. In Shepherd Careyís Hammelís girls team has th...


Volleyball

Winderella: New head coach Hallie Enderle a 'glass slipper' fit in winning culture at Beal City WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/14/2015 10:43:24 PM EST

When talking to new head coaches at Beal City, especially those previously unfamiliar the school, one thing always seems to get brought up: the culture. No matter where the coaches are coming from, ...


Tennis - Boys

A fighter on the court... and off: Oilers' Logan McGregor battling cancer and for a trip back to states WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 9/14/2015 10:01:43 PM EST

Mental fortitude; the most critical aspect of tennis. Hitting solid groundstrokes is important, yes. Serving is too, but from the minutia of hitting a single shot to the understanding of how to cons...


Football

Sharks improve to 3-0 for first time since 1978, wipe out rival Breckenridge WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/13/2015 5:21:39 PM EST

The St. Louis football team did something on Friday that it hadn't done in the last 37 years: start a season 3-0. Yes, for the first time since 1978, the Sharks are perfect through the first third of...


Football

Montabella makes strides in week 3 loss to Mt. Morris WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/12/2015 12:17:26 AM EST

Itís about the learning curve. Through the first two regular season games of 2015 the Montabella football was shut out by Hesperia and Pinconning. On Friday night the young Mustangs returned to acti...


Football

Beal City takes control of Highland via win over Pine River WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/11/2015 11:45:27 PM EST

Defensive adjustments allowed the Beal City Aggies to overcome an early deficit against the Leroy Pine River Bucks and win 48-20 Friday night at home. The Aggies (3-0,1-0 Highland) gave up two early ...


Football

Jackets improve to 3-0 via 10th straight win over Valley Lutheran WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/12/2015 10:48:26 AM EST

It didnít take long for the Saginaw Valley Lutheran Chargers (1-2, 0-2) to realize that this would be a long night. Just two minutes into Fridayís Tri-Valley West Conference game the host Ithaca Yel...


Football

Carson City-Crystal reaps benefits in loss to powerful New Lothrop WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/11/2015 11:30:31 PM EST

Carson City-Crystal head coach Devin Pringle huddled his team together before its Friday night home game against powerful New Lothrop and related to them how the contest grew to be scheduled. ďAt the...


Football

Clare notches 34th straight JPC win, tops Roscommon WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/11/2015 11:13:16 PM EST

CLARE Ė Just when it appeared Clare Highís lengthy Jack Pine Conference football winning streak might be in jeopardy, a pair of underclassmen took matters into their own hands. The result was a 42-22...


Football

Oilers improve to 3-0 via win over Arthur Hill, Perry hurt in victory
Updated: 9/11/2015 11:21:53 PM EST

SAGINAW Ė The Mt. Pleasant High School football team improved to 3-0 overall and to 2-0 in Saginaw Valley League action Friday as it bested Saginaw Arthur Hill 38-22 on the road. The Oilers lost seni...


Volleyball

Mt. Pleasant hosts St. Louis, Beal City in triangular WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/11/2015 12:48:12 AM EST

Mt. Pleasant took home a pair of home victories on Thursday as it beat St. Louis and Beal City in a triangular, winning by scores of 25-10, 25-13 and 25-20, 25-16, respectively. The Sharks also picked...


ALL

Nothing to lose: Sacred Heart's Austin Neyer playing senior season at new positions after early-July ACL tear WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/10/2015 7:24:52 PM EST

It was just your ordinary summer basketball game in early July. Sacred Heart senior Austin Neyer, a compact 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds, was simply doing what he loved while keeping himself in shape in p...


Football

Six mid-Michigan teams looking to improve to 3-0 Friday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/10/2015 4:38:14 PM EST

Heading into week three of the 2015 regular season a total of six mid-Michigan football teams are still unbeaten. Alma, Beal City, Ithaca, Mt. Pleasant, St. Louis and Vestaburg all enter Friday night...


Volleyball

Shepherd volleyball looking to take big step forward in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/10/2015 4:31:59 PM EST

Developing a 'culture of winning' is about the most overused clichť in the sports-jargon handbook, but that doesn't mean there isn't an hair of truth to it. Naturally, talent is the most important a...


Volleyball

Nail-biter: Ithaca outlasts Alma in five-set thrill ride WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/11/2015 12:50:35 PM EST

Five-set volleyball matches can be draining on the nerves. So when Ithaca finally closed out host Alma Wednesday night (25-18, 18-25, 25-23, 24-26, 15-9), you can only nod your head when Yellowjacket...


Cross Country

Ithaca girls and St. Louis boys win Gratiot County titles WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/10/2015 7:23:04 PM EST

Talk about close? On Wednesday afternoon from the Gratiot County Fairgrounds the boys varsity cross country race was about as close as them come as four teams finished within eight points of one anot...


Volleyball

Irish roll over Pioneers in straight sets WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/9/2015 10:24:27 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heartís volleyball team improved to 8-4-1 on the season Tuesday via a straight-set non-conference victory over Clare. The Irish won the opener 25-13 before claiming set two 25-15 ...


Cross Country

Shepherd boys looking to make another statement in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/9/2015 10:47:54 PM EST

In his first 15 years as the head coach of the Shepherd High School boys cross country program Rick Cahoon has led the Blue Jays to plenty of success. In 2008 his team won the Division 3 state title,...


Cross Country

From first to second to ....? Shepherd girls cross country should be dynamite in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/8/2015 8:42:58 PM EST

Two years ago they won the Division 3 state title, the second in program history and first since 1994. Last year they finished runner-up in D3 behind Tri-Valley Conference rival Ithaca. So whatís th...


Football

Warriors gaining momentum following slow start in week one WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/8/2015 4:16:23 PM EST

When you get shut out on the scoreboard and turn the ball over four times the conversation that closes the night usually isnít a positive one. Yet following the conclusion of the August 27 season ope...


Football

What should be our Week 3 MIPrepZone Game of the Week? VOTE HERE
Updated: 9/6/2015 1:46:08 PM EST

We are now entering the third week of the 2015 high school football season as teams around the area are either off to a great start or are trying to rebound from early losses. Other schools are sittin...


Football

Instant Classic: Aggies hold off Pioneers in overtime 43-36 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/7/2015 6:20:29 PM EST

You had to be there and if you werenít, well, just say you were because in the not-so-distant future about 10,000 non-attendees will be piping in about what a great game it was. On Friday night from ...


Football

Irish stay with NorthPointe for 3 quarters, but fall to 0-2 via 19-0 defeat
Updated: 9/4/2015 10:46:35 PM EST

Rick Roberts had a question for himself following Friday nightís 19-0 loss to NorthPointe Christian at Community Memorial Stadium. ďWhy do I schedule games like this,Ē the veteran Mt. Pleasant Sacred...


Football

Oilers improve to 2-0 via 31-13 win over Carman-Ainsworth
Updated: 9/4/2015 10:30:18 PM EST

FLINT Ė Mt. Pleasant improved to 2-0 on the season Friday as it topped Saginaw Valley League rival Flint Carman-Ainsworth 31-13 on the road. The Oilers (2-0, 1-0) went into the half down 13-10 at whi...


Football

Nationally-ranked St. Louis kicker/punter Kaden Keon helping Sharks bite back this season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/4/2015 1:21:54 PM EST

Kaden Keon showed the sheer power behind his right leg in pre-game warmups of St. Louisí season opener at Beaverton. The field goal attempt boomed through the air and eventually found its way throug...


Football

Hummbelievable: Anthony Humm goes berserk, leads Alma over Shepherd WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/7/2015 5:03:25 PM EST

Some players are good on offense. Others, are good on defense. On Thursday, Alma's Anthony Humm proved he's pretty good at both. Looking to start 2-0 for the first time since 2012, the junior tailb...


Football

Warriors even record at 1-1 via blowout win over Grant WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/3/2015 11:42:07 PM EST

Warrior Field was soaked from a long day of hard rain. However, the drenched and slippery field couldnít stop Chippewa Hills from earning its first win of the 2015 season as the Warriors crushed vis...


Football

Smith scores five rushing touchdowns in first half as Jackets roll
Updated: 9/3/2015 11:12:39 PM EST

ST. CHARLES Ė Senior quarterback Jake Smith had a whale of a first half Thursday in leading Ithaca past Tri-Valley West Conference rival St. Charles by a final of 42-0. Smith rushed for five first-ha...


Football

Rain means Run: Vestaburg rushes to 2-0 via win over Farwell WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/3/2015 10:44:36 PM EST

A saturating rain wreaked havoc on mid-Michigan Thursday afternoon, effectively turning nearly every football field into a mud bog. While the rain stopped in time for play the fact of the matter was ...


Football

Clare and Beal City to renew rivalry Friday night WITH 2014 PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/3/2015 5:12:07 PM EST

You have got to give it to Kelly Luplow because the guy doesnít shy away from a challenge. Over the span of the last 10 years the Clare High School football team has played a front-loaded schedule th...


Volleyball

Irish volleyball not rebuilding, but reloading in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/3/2015 10:49:55 PM EST

After losing the likes of Lexi Methner, Riley Terwilliger and Raeleigh Grinzinger most people would expect the Sacred Heart volleyball team to be a little bit down this season compared to the one that...


Cross Country

Lady Pioneers smashing records and looking to claim sixth straight JPC title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/3/2015 12:02:05 PM EST

What they have built is nothing short of a dynasty. Over the course of the past 25 years the Clare High School girls cross country program has won 22 Jack Pine Conference titles. Moreover, over th...


Soccer - Boys

Oilers score early and often en route to rout over Wolves WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/1/2015 8:35:56 PM EST

Complete dominance. On Tuesday evening the Mt. Pleasant High School boys soccer team won its second straight game as it routed Bay City Central by a final of 7-0. The Oilers took a 3-0 lead into the...


Football

Ithaca three-year starter Jonah Loomis a dominant force at defensive tackle WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 9/2/2015 9:49:08 PM EST

Defensive tackles are usually known for being space clogs and occasional run stoppers, not tackle machines like Ithaca senior Jonah Loomis. In his third year as a starting defensive tackle for the Ye...


Volleyball

Jumping out of the gym: Young Oilers look to reach high ceiling in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/31/2015 9:05:51 PM EST

The phrase Ďyoung teamí is thrown around a lot in sports. Usually because its a pretty way to gift wrap the fact that the team in question isnít very good, or, at least, isnít very good right now Ė ...


Soccer - Boys

Oilers adjusting to life under new coach Jon Crain WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/31/2015 8:06:24 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant boys soccer team will be ushering in a new head coach in the 2015 season, but just because a new face will be stalking the sidelines doesn't mean that face will be all that unfamiliar...


Baseball

Shepherd baseball rallies to honor coach Jack Nartker WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/30/2015 7:03:37 PM EST

He built it and they came. Over the last 25 years Shepherd baseball coach Jack Nartker had built one of the most successful varsity baseball programs in the state as his Jays have won nearly 70 perce...


Football

What should be our Week 2 MIPrepZone Game of the Week? VOTE HERE
Updated: 8/30/2015 2:59:51 PM EST

The 2015 high school football season enters week two with some exciting matchups on tap. Here is a look at the nominees for Morning Sun Game of the Week. Voting ends on MIPrepZone.com/MorningSun on We...


Cross Country

Irish boys looking to earn trip back to D4 state finals after one-year hiatus WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/29/2015 7:45:46 PM EST

With the opening of every school year thereís always a lot of hype surrounding certain programs that return a lot of talent. In 2015 rumor has it that the Sacred Heart girls cross country program jus...


Volleyball

Ithaca volleyball sets sights on first-ever conference title in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/29/2015 7:13:48 PM EST

History is written by the victors. Itís an old axiom, but if framed in the context of present-day sports, then the Ithaca volleyball team hasnít had to do much writing lately Ė or ever for that matt...


Football

Mt. Pleasant celebrates 50 years, rolls over Midland Dow in front of packed house WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/29/2015 1:59:58 AM EST

Mt. Pleasant opened its season with a 34-20 victory over Midland Dow on Friday night in front of a sellout crowd of around 5,000 people. The Oilers dominated in all phases of the game, especially in...


Football

Farwell snaps 16-game losing streak, beats Coleman in opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/29/2015 1:38:13 AM EST

A three touchdown performance from senior Brenden Smith proved to be the catalyst on Friday as Farwell topped Coleman 35-14 in its season opener, snapping a 16-game losing streak by the Eagles. ...


Football

Aggies grind out win over Irish to open huge night at Community Memorial Stadium WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/29/2015 1:37:38 AM EST

Imagine this: Beal City lines up in a shotgun formation and throws a pass on the first play of the game. Fact not fiction. That happened Friday night at the refurbished Community Memorial Stadium in...


Football

Vestaburg's Christian Keeler, Alex Steed run wild in season-opening rout at Breckenridge WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/29/2015 2:21:42 AM EST

After visualizing his role as a starting running back on the Vestaburg High School varsity football team, junior Christian Keeler probably did not predict his first touchdown of the season to come on ...


Football

Photo Gallery from 50th Anniversary Celebration at Community Memorial Stadium
Updated: 8/28/2015 11:51:37 PM EST

The 50th anniversary of Mt. Pleasant's Community Memorial Stadium was celebrated Friday with a doubleheader. Beal City topped Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart 28-6 in the opener before Mt. Pleasant bested M...


Football

Community Memorial Stadium dedication honors donors in Mt. Pleasant WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/28/2015 10:41:08 AM EST

Jim Bonnell remembers building the very stadium he would play on. The starting middle linebacker and senior at Mt. Pleasant High School in 1965 remembers rolling the sod, painting the walls and bolt...


Football

Alma erases nine-point fourth quarter deficit, storms back to beat Birch Run in opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/28/2015 3:07:46 AM EST

After an 0-4 start torpedoed last year's campaign before it began, Alma football came into 2015 determined to kick off the year in considerably finer fashion. With just under nine minutes to go in i...


Football

Ithaca starts 'new streak' as it triples up visiting Clare in opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/28/2015 11:24:24 PM EST

Hum ho, ho hum. A new streak starts at one. The historical 69-game winning streak that Ithaca had snapped last November in the a target="_blank" href="http://www.miprepzone.com/morningsun/results.as...


Football

Warriors get shut out in opener versus Haslett WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/28/2015 12:03:29 AM EST

When you throw three interceptions and fumble the ball away once it makes it tough to win. On Thursday night thatís exactly what the Chippewa Hills High School football team did as it continuously st...


Football

Dedication ceremony at Community Memorial Stadium WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/27/2015 11:20:17 PM EST

On Thursday night Mt. Pleasant's Community Memorial Stadium held a dedication ceremony to celebrate the updates to the stadium. The new field and donor wall were officially unveiled to the public. On...


Football

Grand unveiling: Sacred Heart set to host Beal City in first game at renovated Community Memorial Stadium WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/27/2015 4:32:40 PM EST

Football will have a different feel at Mount Pleasantís Community Memorial Stadium beginning tonight. The Sacred Heart Academy Irish get the first crack at testing out the brand-new field turf Friday...


Soccer - Boys

Bend it like Bender: Alma four-sport standout Brevan Bender juggling loaded schedule with ease WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/27/2015 2:09:32 PM EST

Back in late June, it was the job of the Morning Sun sports staff to determine who would carry the torch as 2014-15 ĎBoys Athlete of the Yearí. In addition to the awardís winner, an honorable mention...


Soccer - Boys

Alma equalizes late, holds Mt. Pleasant to draw WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/27/2015 2:58:33 AM EST

It was a tale of two halves on Wednesday as Mt. Pleasant hosted Alma in a non-conference soccer match-up. The Oilers opened the scoring early, but though they dominated the opening half, the Panther...


Baseball

Shepherd baseball to host Alumni games to honor coach Nartker on Sunday
Updated: 8/25/2015 4:07:48 PM EST

The Shepherd High School baseball program is hosting an Alumni game on Sunday to honor its long-time coach Jack Nartker. Nartker will retire at the end of the 2016 season after 27 years as Shepherdís...


Cross Country

Irish boys run to first invite title of 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/25/2015 3:33:03 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heartís boys cross country team won its first title of the 2015 season Tuesday at the Chippewa Hills Early Season Warrior Invite as it was first in the Gold Division with 33 points...


Cross Country

Irish win second straight invite, will be team to watch in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/26/2015 11:05:26 PM EST

In 2014 Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy had an enrollment of 124 students when the school year began. In terms of overall numbers SHA is a small school when compared against other schools in Divisi...


Football

Looking back while looking forward: Community Memorial Stadium celebrates 50th anniversary WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/24/2015 8:34:30 PM EST

This week is a significant week for the community of Mt. Pleasant. As it stands the grand opening of the newly-renovated Community Memorial Stadium is set to take place later this week. On Thursday ...


Cross Country

Calling it a career: Legend Doug Steward to 'holster the pistol' after 51 years of starting races
Updated: 8/23/2015 5:54:33 PM EST

ďI wonít retire until I get a meet at Shepherd, a couple more years probably.Ē That was St. Louisí Doug Steward, who has been a pillar in the mid-Michigan track and field and cross country communitie...


Volleyball

New-look Shark Tank has St. Louis excited for 2015 season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/23/2015 3:29:21 PM EST

Renovations at St. Louis High Schoolís gymnasium, affectionately known as the Shark Tank, had varsity volleyball coach Jennifer Jaeck a little worried at the outset of the summer. Without having the ...


Volleyball

PHOTO GALLERY Alma, Mt. Pleasant, St. Louis and Breckenridge compete in tournament hosted by the Panthers
Updated: 8/22/2015 11:32:30 PM EST

The Alma, Mt. Pleasant, St. Louis, Breckenridge and Ithaca volleyball teams competed in a tournament hosted by the Panthers on Saturday. For story from Ithaca's monumental victory over St. Louis -...


Volleyball

52 and won: Ithaca volleyball breaks 52-game losing streak to rival St. Louis WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/23/2015 12:00:06 PM EST

Remember back in 1993? The Ithaca high school students donít ó none of them were even born yet ó but thatís the last time their future alma mater beat St. Louis in volleyball. Over the next 22 yea...


Football

Out of the gates: Alma hoping better start will net playoff berth in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/22/2015 7:38:30 PM EST

The Alma High School football team finished the 2014 season on a high note, winning four of its final five games including the season finale against a one-loss and very good Newaygo team. Unfortunat...


Football

What should be our Week 1 MIPrepZone Game of the Week? VOTE HERE
Updated: 8/23/2015 2:21:18 PM EST

With the 2015 season set to begin this week, itís time to announce our Game of the Week nominees for the first week. Visit MIPrepZone.com/MorningSun to cast your vote for the winner. Voting ends on We...


Tennis - Boys

PHOTO GALLERY from Thursday's tennis match between Alma and Garber
Updated: 8/22/2015 7:31:06 PM EST

Check out some photos from Thursday's tennis match between Alma and Garber. Photos by Paul Kenneth Beroza....


Soccer - Boys

Alma shrugs off opener loss, wins tournament title on penalty kicks WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/22/2015 5:50:03 PM EST

The Alma boys soccer season is off and running. Coming off the winningest season in school history at 17-4-1 and a second consecutive Tri-Valley Conference title, the Panthers opened play for the 201...


Soccer - Boys

Yellowjackets go 1-1 in season-opening invite WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/22/2015 5:17:08 PM EST

The Ithaca High School boys soccer team opened the season at home Saturday with its annual ĎBattle at the Hiveí Invite. The Yellowjackets opened with a 4-2 victory over Portland before falling to Fre...


Cross Country

Runners to Watch in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/22/2015 4:38:55 PM EST

Alma Seniors Hayden Bailey (17:49 PR) and James Gilson (17:34 PR). Both will be team captains are looking strong so far this year. Sophomores Sydney Hanson and Morgan Johnson both qualified ...


Cross Country

Beal City cross country looking to defend pair of titles in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/21/2015 4:15:56 PM EST

One year ago they did the unthinkable in sweeping both Division 4 state cross country state titles. As it was the Beal City girls cross country team won its second straight D4 state title in 2014 whi...


Cross Country

Lady Jackets return a lot in 2015, look to defend D3 state title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/21/2015 3:56:07 PM EST

How do you follow up perfection? One year ago the Ithaca High School girls cross country team won every meet it competed in en route to the Division 3 state championship at Michigan International Sp...


Cross Country

Midnight shift: Alma holds annual 24-hour run fundraiser WITH GALLERY
Updated: 8/20/2015 5:25:57 PM EST

Over the last 23 years, Alma High School cross country has kicked off its season with a 24-hour run which serves as an important fundraising event for the program. Put off the sleep and put on the ru...


Golf - Girls

Colosky wins final summer invite, readies for college career at CMU
Updated: 8/19/2015 4:22:03 PM EST

Recent Farwell High School graduate Bria Colosky won her final tournament of the summer last week as she carded a 7-over par 79 at the Adams Golf Tour Fall Series Championship. Colosky, who will be g...


Golf - Girls

Season opener: Alma hosts 10-team invite at Pine River Country Club WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/19/2015 3:44:13 PM EST

They didnít waste any time is getting out there and getting the season started, now did they? The 2015-16 Michigan High School Athletic Association school year officially opened Wednesday with 10 gir...


Football

Cleanup at Community Memorial Stadium slated for Sunday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/18/2015 4:37:58 PM EST

A community-wide cleanup effort at Mount Pleasantís Community Memorial Stadium will take place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Everyone is invited to the cleanup, which will be headed by Pillars of t...


ALL

Alma Schools names newest Hall of Fame Class
Updated: 8/17/2015 2:46:50 PM EST

On Sunday afternoon during the all-class reunion in Almaís Wright Park the Alma Schoolís Athletic Hall of Fame announced its 2015 induction class. This yearís class will be the ninth class to be ensh...


Football

Perry and Buczkowski named on 'Player of the Year' Watch List, trying to remain focussed solely on football WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/19/2015 3:31:27 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant football team boasts one of the best returning groups of skill position talent in the state. But though head coach Jason McIntyre would have preferred the Oilers stay under the radar ...


Football

Ithaca sets sights on starting 'new streak' in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/14/2015 5:14:46 PM EST

Eat, sleep, gridiron, repeat. While that catchphrase is slightly altered from the tagline used by four-time World Wrestling Entertainment heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, it fits perfectly when tak...


Football

Clare looking to lock up ninth straight JPC crown WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/15/2015 1:26:43 PM EST

For the past eight seasons the Clare High School football team has owned the Jack Pine Conference. Since 2007 the Pioneers have won eight straight JPC titles en route to a 55-1 record in regular-seas...


Football

Where there's a will, there's a way: How Beal City's undersized offensive line keys its dominant rushing attack WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/15/2015 1:25:55 PM EST

By typical standards, it may not be the sexiest thing about football, but while quarterbacks and skill-position players tend to garner the majority of the sport's attention, few aspects of an offense ...


ALL

SHA senior Mohan helps raise $25,000 for mid-Michigan homeless
Updated: 8/10/2015 6:21:16 PM EST

Ayush Mohan volunteers his time to many good causes and on Monday he was back at it. The Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart senior hatched a plan at the beginning of the summer to make a difference in the mid...


Football

Midnight Madness: Clare opens 2015 season with late-night practice WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/10/2015 1:53:16 AM EST

The Clare High School football team opened the 2015 season when the clock hit midnight Monday morning. Itís the second straight season the Pioneers have opened the season with a late-night/early-morni...


Football

Setting up camp: Oilers camp out in preparation for Monday's opening practice WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 8/10/2015 2:00:00 AM EST

Members of the Mt. Pleasant High School football team camped out on its practice field Sunday night, awaiting Monday morning's first practice of the 2015 season. Last season the Oilers went 7-4 overa...


Cross Country

Locally grown: Scots' cross country boosted by bevy of local talent WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 8/11/2015 3:17:49 PM EST

Matt Chovanec went to high school at St. Louis. He ran track and cross country at Alma College and after graduation went on to teach and head coach at Breckenridge High School for eight years prior to...


Baseball

Season ends for Central Michigan Stars at Palomino World Series after second blown lead in as many days
Updated: 8/8/2015 6:31:35 PM EST

COMPTON, Calif. Ė The Central Michigan Stars saw their season come to a close Saturday afternoon with a 7-6 loss to Youngstown (Ohio) in the Palomino World Series. The Stars, making their fifth conse...


Baseball

Central Michigan Stars falter late in loss to Urban Youth Academy at Palomino World Series
Updated: 8/8/2015 4:22:47 PM EST

COMPTON, Calif. - The Central Michigan Stars lost 6-5 to Urban Youth Academy Friday night in the Palomino World Series. The Stars are now 1-1 in the tournament and will face Youngstown (Ohio) Saturda...


Baseball

Central Michigan Stars edge Youngstown (Ohio) to open Palomino World Series play
Updated: 8/8/2015 2:00:49 AM EST

COMPTON, Calif. Ė The Central Michigan Stars started Palomino World Series play in fine fashion Thursday evening as they edged Youngstown (Ohio) by a final of 5-3 at the Major League Baseball Urban Yo...


Baseball

Mount Pleasant native James Folske fulfilling dream as professional umpire
Updated: 8/5/2015 4:57:28 PM EST

Without a set of unbiased eyes to call the balls and strikes, the game of baseball ceases to exist. Baseball umpires have the unenviable task of rarely getting credit for correct calls, while also be...


ALL

Mohan lends a hand: SHA senior teams with Mt. Pleasant's Dan Pohl to host fundraiser for great cause
Updated: 7/31/2015 5:03:41 PM EST

Last year there were 149 students in the Mt. Pleasant Public Schools who were officially listed as homeless by the state of Michigan. This might mean that the high school students were living with fr...


Baseball

In it to win it: Central Michigan Stars eye big prize heading into Palomino World Series WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/31/2015 2:16:42 PM EST

The goal is simple, win it all. And why not, thatís the point of playing right? In talking to the Central Michigan Stars Palomino baseball team on Thursday evening about next weekís 2015 Palomino W...


Volleyball

Serve Return: Mt. Pleasant plays host to preseason volleyball scrimmage WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/30/2015 7:58:33 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant High School hosted a volleyball preseason scrimmage Thursday with Shepherd, St. Louis, SHA and Alma also competing. (Sun Photos by Jim Lahde) ...


Football

Ithaca Community Stadium scheduled for additional renovations
Updated: 7/28/2015 4:10:39 PM EST

Some three years ago the Ithaca Community Stadium was unveiled. From the fall of 2011 through August of 2012 over $1 million dollars was pumped into a project that turned an old, mediocre stadium int...


Football

Todd, Lowery look to replace Conley, lead Warriors to fifth-straight playoff appearance in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/28/2015 4:03:02 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills football team had a commendable season in 2014, finishing with an 8-3 record and earning a fourth-straight trip to the postseason under head coach Larry Jose. Though a 22-21 Div. 5...


Football

Happy Returns: Ithaca returns a grizzled, veteran team in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/30/2015 8:00:53 PM EST

From August of 2010 through November of 2014 they didnít lose a single game, rather they won 69 straight en route to four straight Division 6 state football crowns. This streak, which is the second-l...


Cross Country

Mid-Michigan team covers 275 miles in just under 30 hours, posts top time in Great Lakes Relay
Updated: 7/29/2015 3:24:23 AM EST

Two hundred and seventy five miles in three days. Doesnít sound like much does it? If youíre traveling by car or plane it would only take a couple hours. But if youíre running it, well 275 miles is...


Baseball

CM Stars win Zone title, advance to Palomino World Series WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/26/2015 2:59:14 PM EST

Five years running. The Central Michigan Stars won a fifth straight Palomino North Zone title on Saturday from Central Michigan Universityís Theunissen Stadium as they crushed Lansing Post 205 by a f...


Football

Phase one is near done at Community Memorial Stadium, now on to Phase two WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/25/2015 2:46:09 PM EST

The field is done, but the end game still has a long ways to go. If youíve driven past Mt. Pleasant High Schoolís Community Memorial Stadium in recent days you might have noticed that the new synthet...


Football

Quarterback Who? Mt. Pleasant looking for a passer to round out high-powered offense WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/26/2015 3:00:48 PM EST

With Hunter Buczkowski, a battering ram posed as a running back, and the high-flying, circus-catching wide-receiver duo of Kalebb Perry and Obie Ricumstrict coming back into the fold, it's no secret ...


Football

PHOTO GALLERY Final touches being put on Mt. Pleasant's Community Memorial Stadium
Updated: 7/23/2015 9:28:44 PM EST

Here's a photo gallery of the nearly completed refurbishments to Mt. Pleasant's Community Memorial Stadium. Photos by Paul Kenneth Beroza....


Football

Beal City ushering in new era under first-year head coach Brad Gross WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/24/2015 6:43:02 PM EST

Of all the mainstays in prep sports around Michigan, Beal City football stands out for the steadfastness of its approach. Every fall, pretty much without fault, the Aggies can be found lined up in t...


ALL

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS from Wednesday's Div. 3 All-Star softball game
Updated: 7/22/2015 8:56:38 PM EST

Here's some additional photos from Wednesday's high school softball Div. 3 All-Star game hosted at CMU's Margo Jonker field. FOR 100-PHOTO GALLERY AND GAME STORY, CLICK a target="_blank" href="ht...


Softball

Division 3 All-Star Game: White comes from behind to claim 5-3 win over Red WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/22/2015 8:58:49 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT Ė The third game of Wednesdayís Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association All-Star showcase started with a bang then settled in as the pitching took over. The White team fell b...


Softball

Division 3 All-Star Game: White comes from behind to claim 5-3 win over Red WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/29/2015 3:25:55 AM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT Ė The third game of Wednesdayís Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association All-Star showcase started with a bang then settled in as the pitching took over. The White team fell b...


Softball

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS from Wednesday's Div. 1 All-Star game
Updated: 7/22/2015 8:16:27 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT - Here are some additional photos from Wednesday's Div. 1 All-Star game from CMU's Margo Jonker field. For 100-photo gallery and game story click, a target="_blank" href="http://ww...


Softball

Division 4 All-Star Game: Red holds on for 9-8 win in slugfest WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/22/2015 8:27:59 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT Ė A back-and-forth affair rounded out Wednesday's high school softball action from CMU's Margo Jonker Stadium as Team Red squeaked by Team White in the Division 4 All-Star game, holding...


Softball

Division 1 All-Star Game: Red doubles up, wins 6-3 in opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/22/2015 8:19:09 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT Ė Central Michigan Universityís Margo Jonker Stadium played host to the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association All-Star showcase on Wednesday. In all four games were played ...


Softball

Division 2 All-Star Game: Red squads shuts out White 4-0 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/22/2015 7:48:05 PM EST

MOUNT PLEASANT - A dominant pitching performance from duo Amariah Wright and Megan Guitar headlined the Division 2 High School Softball All-Star Game as Team Red shut out Team White, winning by a fina...


ALL

Farwellís Colosky second in Michigan Jr. Invitational
Updated: 7/22/2015 6:03:48 PM EST

Recent Farwell High School graduate and golf standout Bria Colosky has dominated the annual Michigan Junior Invitational recently, winning the girlsí division of the tournament every year since s...


Football

ADDITIONAL PHOTOS Mt. Pleasant hosts Ithaca, Chippewa Hills in seven-on-sev
Updated: 7/21/2015 10:55:22 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant hosted Ithaca and Chippewa Hills in a seven-on-seven on Tuesday. Here's some photos from the event. FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS, CLICK a target="_blank" href="http://www.miprepzone.com/mor...


Football

PHOTO GALLERY Mt. Pleasant hosts Ithaca, Chippewa Hills in seven-on-seven
Updated: 7/29/2015 3:26:40 AM EST

Mt. Pleasant hosted Ithaca and Chippewa Hills in a seven-on-seven on Tuesday. Here's a photo gallery by Paul Kenneth Beroza of the action. www.djha.co.uk FOR ADD...


Football

Jack Pine Conference rivals meet in 7-on-7 action Tuesday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/21/2015 7:47:58 PM EST

Photo gallery from Tuesday's 7-on-7 between Farwell and Harrison at Harrison High School. ...


ALL

St. Louis' Schultheiss inducted into national coaches Hall of Fame
Updated: 7/21/2015 1:56:31 PM EST

In 1963 Ron Schultheiss left mid-Michigan to become a teacher and coach at Charlotte High School just outside of Lansing. The 1958 St. Louis High School graduate attended Central Michigan University ...


Football

Photo gallery from Beal City football's opening day of camp
Updated: 7/21/2015 10:32:33 PM EST

Here's a photo gallery from Beal City's opening day of summer football camp under first-year head coach Brad Gross. Photos by Paul Kenneth Beroza....


ALL

Clare to induct newest Hall of Fame Class on Thursday
Updated: 7/20/2015 2:55:07 PM EST

The Clare High School Athletics Hall of Fame will induct its newest Hall of Fame class on Thursday night at the Doherty Hotel. Tickets for the event are currently on sale at the superintendentís offi...


Football

Construction on Mt. Pleasant's Community Stadium nearing completion PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/18/2015 4:41:28 PM EST

As the summer begins to wane, construction of the new turf field at the Mt. Pleasant Community Memorial Stadium nears completion. The stadium will open with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, Augu...


ALL

Mt. Pleasant Little League falls to Midland Fraternal Northwest in District 1 final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/18/2015 4:42:56 PM EST

MIDLAND - Mt. Pleasant Little League's playoff run came to an end on Friday as it was downed by Midland Fraternal Northwest in the District 1 championship game, falling by a final score of 17-0. Thou...


ALL

Alma grad Colten Conner takes silver at powerlifting nationals, qualifies for world championships WiITH PHOTOS
Updated: 7/17/2015 9:19:51 PM EST

Having only been in the sport for a little over a year, Colten Conner's rise to the forefront of the powerlifting world has been nothing short of meteoric. Last year, the Alma High School grad qualif...


Football

Photo gallery of Mt. Pleasant and Shepherd from Thursday's 7-on-7 hosted by the Oilers
Updated: 7/16/2015 9:04:46 PM EST

Here are some photos of the Mt. Pleasant and Shepherd football teams from Thursday's seven-on-seven hosted by the Oilers. Photos by Paul Kenneth Beroza....


Football

Replacing Stremlow: Coleman looking to take pressure off inexperienced quarterbacks WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 7/16/2015 8:38:18 PM EST

One of the unique things about high school and college sports is the turnover amongst athletes. Players come up through the system, compete for a few years and then move on, opening a spot in the line...


Football

Irish open it up at Mt. Pleasant 7-on-7 Thursday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/16/2015 7:33:37 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant SHA looked to gets its high-scoring offense going at Thursday's 7-on-7 at Mt. Pleasant High School. ...


Football

Alma competes in multi-team 7-on-7 action at Mt. Pleasant WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/16/2015 7:24:59 PM EST

Alma's football team took part in the eight-team Mt. Pleasant 7-on-7 invite Thursday. ...


Football

Clare native Brent Luplow up for Allstate Good Works Team
Updated: 7/16/2015 3:02:26 PM EST

Alma College senior quarterback Brent Luplow was nominated for the Allstate American Football Coaches Association Good Works Team on Wednesday. The Clare native is one of 197 nominees for the award w...


Football

Photo Gallery from Breckenridge's 7-on-7 at Coleman
Updated: 7/16/2015 12:22:05 AM EST

Breckenridge traveled to Coleman on Wednesday to take part in a seven-on-seven scrimmage. Photos by Paul Kenneth Beroza....


Football

Run-happy Hornets open it up in 7-on-7 with Houghton Lake WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/15/2015 7:55:18 PM EST

In 2014 the Harrison Hornets advanced to the postseason for the first time since 1999. They return lots of talent from that team and should be a team to watch in 2015....


Football

Photo gallery from Tuesday's 7-on-7 scrimmages hosted by Ithaca
Updated: 7/16/2015 12:28:20 PM EST

Ithaca football hosted 7-on-7 scrimmages Tuesday evening. Here is a photo gallery from the event....


Football

Mount Pleasant's Hunter Buczkowski verbally commits to play football at Central Michigan WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/15/2015 4:48:36 PM EST

Mount Pleasant High School standout senior-to-be Hunter Buczkowski verbally committed to Central Michigan University Tuesday afternoon. Buczkowski, who was a Division 3-4 All-State Special Mention li...


Football

Fulton football plays host to 7-on-7 action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/15/2015 5:39:32 PM EST

The Fulton football team hosted Coleman, Genesee and St. Charles Tuesday in 7-on-7 action. ...


Softball

CMU to host high school softball All-Star games next week
Updated: 7/14/2015 7:56:23 PM EST

The best prep softball players in the state will be making a visit to Mt. Pleasant next week. On Wednesday, July 22 the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association will host its annual All-Star...


Baseball

Mason Wojtusic home run sends Mt. Pleasant Little League over Union Township in semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/15/2015 5:39:07 PM EST

MIDLAND Ė Mason Wojtusik's two-run two-out home run in the bottom of the fifth inning completed Mt. Pleasant Little League's comeback in Monday District 1 winner's-bracket semifinal as it erased a thr...


Baseball

Tough sledding: Central Michigan Stars fall by a run in Ultimate Strike Zone Tournament title game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/12/2015 4:16:02 PM EST

Ultimately, it was just not meant to be. The Central Michigan Stars 18-under baseball team, which fought valiantly one day prior with two wins in order to make it to the Ultimate Strike Zone Tourname...


Baseball

Stars aligned: Central Michigan Stars win twice, advance to Ultimate Strike Zone Tournament championship game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/11/2015 8:55:37 PM EST

Winning a championship at the Ultimate Strike Zone Tournament is as difficult a task as any 18-under baseball tournament in the state of Michigan. Known as a top-tier 18-under baseball tournament in ...


Golf - Boys

Playing with the pros: Alma's Monroe Molesky earns spot in Tullymore Classic Pro-Am
Updated: 7/9/2015 2:54:11 PM EST

Monroe Molesky loves golf. A soon-to-be ninth grader at Alma High School, Molesky has an eye on making the varsity team this year. So when he signed up to volunteer at the first-ever Tullymore Class...


Football

Trusting the process: Ithaca taking it one practice at a time as it prepares for 2015 WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 7/12/2015 4:11:03 PM EST

The Ithaca football team is, again, loaded with talent, but coming into the 2015 season, one stark contrast separates this year's version of the Yellowjackets from those of the past. They're coming o...


Football

PHOTO GALLERY from Sacred Heart 7-on-7 at Ithaca
Updated: 7/7/2015 11:39:30 PM EST

The Sacred Heart football team took part in a seven-on-seven at Ithaca High School on Tuesday. Photos by Paul Kenneth Beroza....


Baseball

Ultimate Strike Zone 18U tournament hitting Mt. Pleasant this weekend
Updated: 7/9/2015 1:25:35 PM EST

This weekend Ė July 9-12 Ė for the 12th-consecutive year, 24 of the top summer-baseball teams from across the state will congregate in Mt. Pleasant to take part in the Ultimate Strike Zone 18-under to...


ALL

Riverwood Junior Golf Tournament won by East Kentwood's Mackenzie Keenoy, Canadian Lakes' Pierce Morrissey WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/8/2015 2:08:45 AM EST

Mackenzie Keenoy is no stranger to mid-Michigan despite it not being her stomping grounds. A senior-to-be at East Kentwood High School in the Grand Rapids area, Mackenzieís parents both graduated fro...


ALL

Kalebb knows: Multi-sport standout Kalebb Perry garners 'Morning Sun Male Athlete of the Year' recognition WITH GALLERY
Updated: 7/5/2015 5:56:38 PM EST

Kalebb knows football. Kalebb knows basketball. Kalebb knows baseball. And if you rewind history by a couple years, Mount Pleasantís Kalebb Perry has certainly proven he also knows track and field....


ALL

Consistent Excellence: Jordan Schneider named Morning Sun Female 'Athlete of the Year' WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 7/29/2015 3:28:29 AM EST

Beal City is a powerhouse for sports. Whether it be football, volleyball, baseball, softball or track the Aggies always seem to be right in the discussion for a conference or postseason title. It's ...


Softball

Mt. Pleasant Fastpitch 16U versus Finesse PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 7/4/2015 12:05:48 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant Fastpitch 16-under team rounded out the MASA Girls Fastpitch tournament on Friday as it took on Finesse. Here's a photo gallery from the game by Paul Kenneth Beroza....


Softball

PHOTO GALLERY from Michigan Blasters versus Turnin 2
Updated: 7/3/2015 4:54:42 PM EST

The Michigan Blasters opened play in the MASA Girls Fast Pitch Softball tournament as they took on Turnin 2. Photos by Paul Kenneth Beroza....


Baseball

Mt. Pleasant to host Ultimate Strike Zone 16U tournament this weekend
Updated: 6/30/2015 2:53:51 PM EST

Over the next two weekends, Mt. Pleasant will be hosting the annual Ultimate Strike Zone summer baseball tournaments. This weekend's installment, running from July 2-4, will be the 16-under tournament...


Softball

MASA Girls Fast Pitch Tournament hitting Mt. Pleasant this weekend
Updated: 6/29/2015 4:27:13 PM EST

For the sixth-straight year, the Michigan Amateur Softball Association's Girls State Fast Pitch Tournament is coming to Mt. Pleasant. The impressive field, consisting of 90 Division A teams from four ...


Baseball

Clare native Travis Smith has banner career at Northwood, earns Academic All-American honors
Updated: 6/29/2015 2:31:22 PM EST

When Travis Smith was a high school senior at Clare in 2011 he belted out an average of .485 and led mid-Michigan with eight home runs. He also drove in 39 runs, scored 28 times, belted seven double...


Cross Country

GLORY DAYS: Ithaca girls run the table literally, win 1st-ever cross country state title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/28/2015 7:21:58 PM EST

When you open the season ranked No. 1 itís often a misnomer. Coming into the fall of the 2014 cross country season the Ithaca High School girls cross country team had a big ĎXí on its back as it was ...


Baseball

2015 Morning Sun first, second and HM baseball teams WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/27/2015 10:47:49 PM EST

For the Dream Team and feature on Zach Heeke, our 'Player of the Year,' click here. FIRST TEAM Pitche...


Baseball

Mt. Pleasant's Heeke easy choice as Dream Team 'Player of the Year' WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/28/2015 12:36:25 PM EST

When journalists wax poetic about an athlete, more often than not, you will hear them describe the player in a series of cliches. ďHeís a real winner!Ē theyíll say. ďThe quintessential leader!Ē ďFi...


Cross Country

GLORY DAYS: Hitting the Trifecta: Beal City boys win conference, regional and first-ever D4 state cross country title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/27/2015 12:46:59 PM EST

If there was one team that came out of nowhere and shocked the world in 2014 look no further than the Beal City High School boys cross country team. Out in the farm country where football players com...


Cross Country

GLORY DAYS: Aggie girls go back-to-back, win D4 state title again WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/27/2015 12:25:47 PM EST

They knew they were going to be good, but the question was how good? Coming into the fall of 2014 the Beal City High School girls cross country team were the defending Division 4 state champion as th...


Bowling

GLORY DAYS: St. Louis bowling starts as a long shot but rolls way to first-ever state bowling title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/26/2015 5:11:11 PM EST

They entered the season finale at Royal Scot Golf and Bowl in Grand Ledge seeded seventh out of eight teams. Normally such a seeding leads one to believe that the chances of claiming a state title ar...


Softball

2015 Morning Sun first-team, second-team and HM softball teams WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/26/2015 5:09:13 PM EST

First Team Pitchers Kylee Chaffin Ė P/SS, Jr. Ithaca Ė Batting: .426 BA (52-for-122), seven doubles, two triples, two home runs, 27 RBI, Pitching: 16-7 record, 1.01 ERA, 138 IP, 174 ...


Softball

Harrison's Lipovsky earns 'Player of the Year' honors for 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/27/2015 7:23:52 PM EST

The numbers do the talking and they speak loudly. Over the course of the past four years Harrison High Schoolís Allison Lipovsky has posted some of the best pitching numbers that this state has ever ...


Competitive Cheerleading

GLORY DAYS: Breckenridge regains powerhouse status, captures Division 4 state title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/25/2015 5:39:18 PM EST

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story is part of an 8-page "Glory Days" special section in the June 28 edition of The Morning Sun, saluting the MHSAA state championship teams during the 2014-15 school year. /i...


Football

PHOTO GALLERY from Wednesday's 7-on-7 between Coleman and Beaverton
Updated: 6/25/2015 2:43:19 PM EST

Beaverton visited Coleman on Wednesday to compete in a summer seven-on-seven scrimmage. Photos by Paul Kenneth Beroza....


Football

Photo gallery from Alma's 7-on-7 scrimmages versus Tri County, Houghton Lake
Updated: 6/24/2015 9:06:28 PM EST

Here are some photos from Alma's second 7-on-7 home scrimmage of the summer Wednesday versus Tri County and Houghton Lake....


Football

Ithaca's 69-game winning streak arguably the story of the year in 2014-15 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/24/2015 4:23:25 PM EST

(Editor's Note: The Morning Sun has put together a Glory Days special section that will run in the Sunday, June 28 edition of the paper. We wrote stories on all the MHSAA state champions for our cover...


ALL

Column: A salute to all our state champions during the 2014-15 school year WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/23/2015 5:00:50 PM EST

Every high school state champion team comes with its own unique story. In our brand-new ďGlory DaysĒ section, we are giving a special salute to the past school yearís state champions from all sports....


ALL

John Winkler leaves Fulton to take Principal job at Houghton Lake
Updated: 6/23/2015 4:18:50 PM EST

John Winkler has landed on his feet. The long-time Fulton High School educator and coach was hired as a principal in the Houghton Lake Public School system in mid-May after a tumultuous final two yea...


Softball

25th-annual Mt. Pleasant Girls Fastpitch Softball tournament coming this weekend
Updated: 6/23/2015 5:06:43 PM EST

Ron Shoemaker and Bob Pickens were tired of being forced to trek across the state every weekend to participate in softball tournaments, so they decided to host one of their own. That was in 1991 Ė the...


Baseball

Summer Stars: Central Michigan Stars show winning pedigree, dominate home tourney WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/21/2015 4:20:31 PM EST

The calendar year for high school athletics might have stopped last week, but the baseball does not stop. Hosting its own Thursday through Sunday tournament this weekend, the 18-under Central Michiga...


Baseball

Central Michigan Stars score in every inning, advance to tourney title game WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/20/2015 9:08:43 PM EST

The Central Michigan Stars improved to 6-0 this summer Saturday evening at Theunissen Stadium as it defeated Sandlot Baseball by a final of 10-2. It was the Stars' fourth straight win in the home tou...


Baseball

Post 110 taking the positives out of tough weekend WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/20/2015 8:31:32 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Post 110 wrapped up play in the CM Stars Invitational on Saturday afternoon at Central Michigan's Theunissen Stadium as it fell behind early and was unable to recover, eventually falling ...


Baseball

Five-run seventh costs Mt. Pleasant Post 110 as it falls to Lansing Post 205 in tournament opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/19/2015 8:32:50 PM EST

For most of Friday's opening game of the CM Stars Invitational at Central Michigan's Theunissen Stadium, Mt. Pleasant Post 110 played well. But playing well for most of the game doesn't always cut i...


Softball

Six players earn first team All-State recognition WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/19/2015 4:19:29 PM EST

The Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association All-State teams were released Thursday with plenty of representation from the Morning Sun coverage area. Earning Division 2 first team All-State ...


Football

Shepherd hosts Clare in 7-on-7 action Thursday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/19/2015 8:38:23 PM EST

The 2014-15 MHSAA calendar year just ended this past weekend but that didn't stop Clare from visiting Shepherd for some 7-on-7 football action Thursday. ...


Baseball

Five area players earn All-State recognition WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/19/2015 8:20:48 PM EST

Two area high school baseball players garnered All-State first team honors this week and three others received All-State second team recognition. Division 2 state runner-up Mount Pleasant was well-re...


Football

PHOTO GALLERY from Wednesday's seven-on-seven at Alma
Updated: 6/17/2015 10:35:15 PM EST

The Alma High School football team kicked the summer off on Wednesday with some seven-on-seven action at home. ...


ALL

Photo gallery from Monday's X-treme soccer tryouts
Updated: 6/17/2015 10:40:52 PM EST

On Monday, kids ages eight to eighteen came to Horizon Field for the first day of tryouts for the X-treme soccer team, a travel soccer program based out of Mt. Pleasant that serves as both a great pla...


ALL

MHSAA Legacy program offers upperclassmen great opportunity to become an official
Updated: 6/15/2015 1:14:55 PM EST

In the summer of 1991 while living in Marquette I made my first venture into the world of officiating. It was Little League baseball. My figuring was how hard could it be considering I had played ...


ALL

X-treme soccer tryouts coming Monday and Tuesday
Updated: 6/14/2015 7:37:26 PM EST

Over the last several years Mt. Pleasant has begun to cement its status as a force to be reckoned with for prep soccer in greater mid-Michigan. While there are several contributing factors for the r...


Soccer - Girls

Photo gallery from Fifth-annual Carolynn Cosan Memorial Soccer Game
Updated: 6/14/2015 3:56:22 PM EST

For the fifth and final time annually, family, friends and the rest of the Mt. Pleasant soccer community gathered together at Horizon Park on Saturday to honor the life of one taken far too soon in th...


Football

Ithaca's Hessbrook leads Team Michigan to win in Border Classic WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/14/2015 2:12:36 AM EST

DETROIT - After a victory on enemy turf in 2014, Team Michigan hit the field on Saturday at Wayne State University, prepared to keep Team Ohio from returning the favor at the second annual Border Clas...


Baseball

Other side of the ball: Orchard Lake St. Mary's side of the story from D2 final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/13/2015 8:15:28 PM EST

EAST LANSING - Roughly a month ago, Orchard Lake St. Maryís senior pitcher Greg Loukinen arranged to take an ACT test on Saturday, except there was a problem. It happened to be the exact same date as...


Baseball

Slow start comes back to bite Oilers in state final WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/13/2015 7:35:31 PM EST

EAST LANSING Ė One bad inning is all it takes and the defending Division 2 state champions had one bad inning Saturday from Kobs Field on the campus of Michigan State University. Mt. Pleasantís baseb...


Baseball

Oilers turn mediocre regular season into banner postseason WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/14/2015 4:02:23 PM EST

EAST LANSING Ė Just because something isnít bad doesnít make it good. On Saturday afternoon from Kobs Field on the campus of Michigan State University the defending Division 2 state champion Mt. Plea...


Baseball

Oil slick: Mt. Pleasant falls to Orchard Lake St. Mary's in bid for second straight D2 state title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/13/2015 6:59:48 PM EST

EAST LANSING Ė The steamroller that was Mount Pleasant baseball this postseason finally found an obstacle it could not flatten. That hindrance was in the form of Orchard Lake St. Maryís, the newly cr...


Baseball

Four Mt. Pleasant seniors relishing chance at second straight state championship WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/12/2015 6:02:11 PM EST

Seniors rock. Isnít that how the phrase goes? The headline-grabbers as of late for the Mount Pleasant High School baseball team have been juniors and sophomores en route to a second straight Divis...


Football

Ithaca head coach Terry Hessbrook leading Team Michigan for Border Classic WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/12/2015 5:53:58 PM EST

Terry Hessbrook is no stranger to big games during his head coaching career at Ithaca High School. When you coach in five consecutive Division 6 state championship games such as Hessbrook, some perks...


Baseball

Oilers, Eaglets renew rivalry on the big stage Saturday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/12/2015 5:47:41 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant and Orchard Lake St. Maryís might not be traditional rivals, but there is a history between the two. Back in 2007 the Oilers beat the Eaglets 7-4 in the Division 2 state title game to cl...


Baseball

Historic run rolls on: Oilers advance to D2 state title game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/11/2015 10:02:06 PM EST

EAST LANSING Ė Trying to put it into a context is a conundrum. Dating back decades the Mt. Pleasant High School baseball team has been a state power, a team that has earned a reputation state-wide fo...


Baseball

Kalebb Perry, Logan Buczkowski perform magnificently on grand stage as Mt. Pleasant throttles Adrian in D2 semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/12/2015 5:22:03 AM EST

EAST LANSING - Paying homage to a famous horse racing line by the late Chic Anderson, Mt. Pleasant baseball is moving like a tremendous machine. While Secretariat was inarguably the greatest race hor...


ALL

Fifth-annual Carolynn Cosan Memorial Game to be played Saturday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/11/2015 6:31:16 PM EST

This Saturday, June 13th at 2 p.m., family, friends and soccer fans from the surrounding community will congregate together at Mt. Pleasant's Horizon Park to participate in the fifth-annual Carolynn C...


Baseball

Return investment: Defending D2 state champion Mount Pleasant set for test against Adrian in state semifinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2015 6:37:11 PM EST

When a high school team has five returning players who saw significant playing time the previous year, the general thought is that it must be a senior-laden starting lineup. The Mount Pleasant High S...


Baseball

Fielding 101: Oilers infield has been a strength in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2015 4:41:56 PM EST

Theyíre the best infield in the state of Michigan and could be the best infield in the history of Mt. Pleasant High School. Put an asterisk next to the *could be* though because this groupís legacy i...


Baseball

Oilers continue to roll, top Birch Run to advance to D2 semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2015 6:16:57 PM EST

Momentum is a wonderful thing when itís working in your favor. Over the course of the 2015 postseason the Mt. Pleasant High School baseball team has been riding a wave of momentum the likes not seen ...


Softball

Coleman coolers: Comets find their match, fall to undefeated Holton in D4 quarterfinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/9/2015 9:10:36 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS Ė Coleman found its cooler. The red-hot Cometsí softball team entered Tuesdayís Division 4 quarterfinals versus undefeated Holton on a seven-game winning streak, having rolled through di...


Baseball

Bluejays unable to overcome poor sixth inning, fall to Lakers in quarterfinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2015 6:16:29 PM EST

Postseason success is fickle. It's true in any sport, but maybe none more so than in baseball. One misplaced pitch, one swing of the bat, one ill-timed hop, one bad inning and suddenly a sizable le...


Baseball

From worst to first QF appearance since 2011: How Shepherd's 2013 struggles set the stage for 2015s success WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 6/8/2015 8:07:05 PM EST

When Shepherd head coach Jack Nartker brought seven freshmen and sophomores into the varsity fold prior to the 2013 season, it was evident that the team would, for the first time in many years, strugg...


Softball

From Disney soundtracks to D4-best team GPA, Coleman having no shortage of fun during remarkable year WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/9/2015 2:06:08 PM EST

Thirty-six opponents have tried to best Holton and failed. Coleman softball will attempt to be the Ďoneí in 36-1 Tuesday evening at 5 p.m. when it takes on the undefeated Red Devils in the Division 4...


Baseball

Home away from Home: Mt. Pleasant and Birch Run meet in D2 quarterfinals Tuesday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/8/2015 4:58:53 PM EST

In the last 20 years the Mt. Pleasant baseball team has won three state championships as it claimed the Class A title in 1996 and Division 2 state titles in 2007 and 2014. The Oilers have finished Di...


Baseball

Additional photos from Mt. Pleasant D2 baseball regional at Cadillac WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/6/2015 9:31:26 PM EST

Link to game story and photo gallery...


Baseball

Sensational siblings: Buczkowski brothers throw gems as Mount Pleasant wins D2 regional WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/6/2015 9:32:37 PM EST

CADILLAC - From a distance, it can be difficult to differentiate between Mount Pleasant High School brothers Hunter and Logan Buczkowski. Sometimes it is best to just look at the number on the jersey...


Softball

Hornets fall in title game in 12 innings, Lipovsky strikes out 39 on the day WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/6/2015 7:01:21 PM EST

Harrison High Schoolís softball team closed out the best season in school history Saturday by falling in the finals of the Division 3 regional hosted by Sanford-Meridian High School. The Hornets, who...


ALL

Aggies bow out in regional title games in Muskegon
Updated: 6/6/2015 6:44:32 PM EST

MUSKEGON Ė Beal Cityís baseball team closed its season out in the Division 4 regional championship round Saturday with a 5-2 loss to regional host Muskegon Catholic Central. The Aggies (25-10) allowe...


Baseball

Shepherd claims first regional since 2011, tops Clare for title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/7/2015 1:05:18 PM EST

SANFORD Ė Shepherdís baseball team claimed its first Division 3 regional crown since 2011 Saturday as the Blue Jays squeaked out a pair of contests at Sanford-Meridian High School. In the regional ch...


Softball

Comets soar, win first regional title since 2006 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/6/2015 5:32:18 PM EST

POTTERVILLE Ė The Coleman High School softball team picked up a regional title Saturday at Potterville High School as it opened with a tough-fought 7-5 victory over Fowler before bringing home the har...


Golf - Boys

Irish card 13th-place finish in D4 finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/6/2015 4:10:18 PM EST

ALLENDALE Ė The Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart boys golf team closed the season out Saturday at the Division 4 state finals hosted by Grand Valley Stateís Meadows Golf Course. The Irish finished 13th out ...


Softball

Blue Jays claw back to tie it in 6th, fall in 7th in D3 regionals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/6/2015 6:06:29 PM EST

SANFORD Ė The Shepherd High School softball team closed the season out in Division 3 regional play Saturday at Sanford-Meridian High School with a 6-5 loss to Pinconning in the semifinal action. The ...


Baseball

Young Aggies looking to carve out 'own' legacy in regionals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/5/2015 5:28:53 PM EST

The Beal City baseball team is coming off two straight Div. 4 championship game appearances, but though the 2015 crop has progressed into the regional round for the seventh-straight season, head coach...


Softball

Upset-minded Aggies looking to win regional title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/5/2015 4:51:15 PM EST

Beal City softball last made it out of district play in 2013, when it advanced to the regional championship game before falling to Gobles. Many of the players from this year's senior-laden crop of Ag...


Baseball

On the mend: Healthy Oilers primed for postseason run WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/5/2015 4:21:39 PM EST

Catcher Dan Keller tore the meniscus in his left knee last January playing basketball. Last yearís staff ace Hunter Buczkowski had surgery in January to remove bone spurs in his right-throwing elbow...


Golf - Boys

Irish struggle out of the box in D4 state finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/5/2015 4:10:24 PM EST

ALLENDALE Ė It started rough and ended up rough. As a collective whole the opening round of the Division 4 boys state golf finals were rough on the second-ranked Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Irish as th...


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Baseball and softball regional schedule
Updated: 6/4/2015 9:27:46 PM EST

MHSAA Regionals Baseball Division 2 At Cadillac High School Saturday, June 6 G1: Whitehall vs. Petoskey, 10 a.m. G2: Mt. Pleasant vs. Standish Sterling, n...


Baseball

Balancing act: Clare, Shepherd gear up for wide-open D3 regional WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/4/2015 6:24:57 PM EST

Good luck figuring out which of the four baseball teams is the favorite at the Division 3 regional hosted by Sanford-Meridian. You could probably spend all week researching that question and still co...


Softball

Shepherd, Harrison look to lay claim to Division 3 regional title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/4/2015 5:49:27 PM EST

Shepherd has put together a very impressive campaign with crafty junior Haley Buckley in the circle, sending her to a school-record amount of pitcher wins this year. Harrison has compiled a dream sea...


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Coleman softball, Breckenridge baseball ready for D4 Potterville regional WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/4/2015 4:47:04 PM EST

Following Monday nightís district final victory over Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart, Coleman softball coach Chad Klopf said that he ďthought the team could compete with anyone in the state.Ē At 10 a.m. on...


Softball

Aggies take on Bluejays in regional-warmup exhibition WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/3/2015 8:46:14 PM EST

In preparation for Saturday's regional action, the Shepherd and Beal City team's took the field on Wednesday to play a warm-up exhibition double header. ...


Baseball

Beal City, Shepherd play exhibition doubleheader in preparation for regional tournament WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/3/2015 8:38:14 PM EST

Here is a photo gallery from today's baseball exhibition doubleheader between Beal City and host Shepherd. Shepherd will travel to Sanford-Meridian Saturday for its D3 regional and face Hemlock in a ...


Golf - Boys

2nd-ranked Irish looking to make run at D4 state title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/3/2015 5:06:09 PM EST

Over the course of the past two weeks the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart boys golf team has lived up to its billing as the second-ranked team in Division 4. On May 21 the Irish won a second-straight D4 di...


Golf - Girls

Mt. Pleasant great Kelly Robbins to be inducted into Hall of Fame Sunday
Updated: 6/3/2015 8:12:12 PM EST

On June 5, 1984 Morning Sun Sports Writer Mike Silverthorn wrote a piece on the Michigan High School Athletic Associationís Lower Peninsula girls golf state finals, which were playing out at Riverwood...


Baseball

Shepherd routs St. Louis and Ovid-Elsie to win district title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/2/2015 1:03:19 AM EST

After improving from nine wins two seasons ago to 23 wins last year, Shepherd earmarked the 2015 campaign as the one it would finally a target="_blank" href="http://www.miprepzone.com/morningsun/resu...


Softball

Buckley breaks school-record for wins in a season, leads Shepherd over Ithaca in district title game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/1/2015 11:46:36 PM EST

Haley Buckley has been the engine that drives Shepherd softball's proverbial high-performance vehicle all season. Yes, the offense has been good too, but in softball, pitching wins and loses games, a...


Baseball

Seventh heaven: Beal City wins district title on home field WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/1/2015 11:19:46 PM EST

Death, taxes and Beal City baseball district titles. Those are the three certainties in life. The Aggies clinched their seventh consecutive Division 4 district championship on their home field Monda...


Softball

Sydney Lorenz hits inside-the-park grand slam, Beal City rolls to district title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/1/2015 10:42:24 PM EST

By the time Beal City senior Sydney Lorenz circled the bases for an inside-the-park grand slam home run Monday afternoon, the day had already gotten off to a fantastic start for the host Aggies. Lore...


Baseball

Breckenridge tops Cinderella Coleman for D4 district crown, advances WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/2/2015 6:39:48 PM EST

In the Breckenridge team huddle prior to the first pitch of Mondayís Division 4 district final at home, coach Sebastian SanMiguel told his team to ďleave no doubt.Ē With his team hunting for the firs...


Softball

Coleman wins first district title since 2009 via rout over SHA WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/1/2015 11:45:36 PM EST

On Monday night, finishing a game that was halted in the middle of the second inning on Saturday due to rain, the Coleman softball team imposed its will upon Sacred Heart en route to an 18-4 five-inni...


Baseball

Pioneers hold off Hornets and Beavers to claim D3 district title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/2/2015 6:39:10 PM EST

A nail-biter and a blowout. That was the formula the Clare High School baseball team used Monday during its Division 3 district from the Brookwood Athletic Complex. In the opener the Pioneers eked o...


Softball

Warriors fall in district final, close season out at 24-14
Updated: 6/1/2015 8:29:34 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS Ė The Chippewa Hills softball team advanced to Division 2 district title game at Big Rapids Monday before bowing out via a 5-0 loss to Cadillac. The Warriors (24-14) opened the day with a ...


Baseball

Mt. Pleasant baseball wins third straight district title
Updated: 6/1/2015 10:20:05 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS Ė Mt. Pleasantís baseball team won its 12th district title in the last 15 years Monday at Big Rapids High School as the Oilers topped Cadillac 10-0 in six frames to open the day before best...


Softball

Hornets claim first district title since 2003, top Beaverton 1-0 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/2/2015 6:41:20 PM EST

One run isnít much but sometimes itís enough. On Monday afternoon from Clareís Brookwood Athletic Complex the Harrison High School softball team posted one run in its Division 3 district final agains...


Softball

Oilers fall in extra innings, close season out at 27-10 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/1/2015 10:20:33 PM EST

BIG RAPIDS Ė Mt. Pleasantís softball team clawed back and tied Mondayís Division 2 district semifinal versus Cadillac, yet ended up losing 5-4 in eight innings to close the season. The Oilers (27-10)...


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Updated: Baseball and softball district schedule for Monday
Updated: 5/31/2015 3:43:36 PM EST

MHSAA Baseball Districts Division 2 At Big Rapids High School Tuesday, May 26 G1: Mt. Pleasant 16, Big Rapids 0 (4 innings) Monday, June 1 G2: Mt. Pleasant v...


Track And Field

Mid-Michigan locks up 7 state titles Saturday
Updated: 5/31/2015 3:48:07 PM EST

There wasnít a state championship team, but there were plenty of individual state champions. On Saturday seven athletes or team of athletes from the Morning Sun coverage area won state titles in the ...


Track And Field

Additional Chippewa Hills, Mt. Pleasant photos from D2 state finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/30/2015 10:48:45 PM EST

Link to D2 state finals story ...


Track And Field

Chippewa Hills' 800 relay wins D2 state title, team finishes sixth overall WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/31/2015 1:26:29 AM EST

ZEELAND Ė Coming into Saturdayís Division 2 track and field state finals, the Chippewa Hills High School girls team had not tasted any sort of defeat since the 2013 state finals. Since then, the Warr...


Softball

Alma falls on seventh-inning run to Portland in district semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/31/2015 3:32:34 AM EST

Two seasons ago, the Alma High School softball team won just one game. Last year, it upped that mark to eight. This season, the Panthers took one more step on their turnaround as they finished the cam...


Baseball

Alma falls in pitchers duel to Portland in district semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/30/2015 8:06:50 PM EST

The Alma baseball team has had quality pitching all season. So good, that going into Saturday's playoff opener, head coach Denny Kreiner knew that if the Panthers could just find enough offense to get...


Baseball

Huskies hold off Irish, win 10-inning thriller 1-0
Updated: 5/30/2015 7:23:09 PM EST

With a man on third and Breckenridge first baseman Austin Chamberlin coming up to the plate in the 10th inning of the first district semifinal game on Saturday, the home crowd could almost taste a vic...


Softball

Lipovsky records 12th perfect game of career as Hornets top Pioneers WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/30/2015 3:49:54 PM EST

Allison Lipovsky did it again. The hard-throwing Harrison High School right-hander tossed the 12th perfect game of her illustrious career Saturday at Clare High School in Division 3 district action. ...


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Zimmer awarded as fifth recipient of Carolynn Cosan Memorial Scholarship WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/29/2015 11:08:18 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant's Brianna Zimmer was honored on Thursday after the Oiler's district semifinal game against Midland Dow /...


Football

'Pillars of the Community' breaks ground on new turf football field
Updated: 5/29/2015 9:20:18 PM EST

Members of Pillars of the Community broke ground Friday on the Stadium Improvement Project, a plan to refurbish Community Memorial Stadium, the football field shared primarily by Mt. Pleasant High Sch...


Soccer - Girls

A valiant effort comes up short as Mt. Pleasant falls to Midland Dow in district semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/29/2015 7:29:13 PM EST

When the Mt. Pleasant girls soccer team set a preseason goal of winning its third district title in a row, it kne...


Golf - Boys

Alma lands eighth in D3 regionals to close 2015 campaign
Updated: 5/28/2015 10:01:09 PM EST

SAGINAW Ė Almaís golf team placed eighth out of 12 teams at Thursdayís Division 3 regional hosted by the Sawmill as it tallied a score of 382 on the day. Lansing Catholic won the regional title with ...


Golf - Boys

Oilers card sixth in D2 regional action, Pilkington advances to state finals
Updated: 5/28/2015 6:14:09 PM EST

GREENVILLE Ė Mt. Pleasantís golf team finished sixth out of 12 teams at the Division 2 regional hosted by Greenville Thursday. The Oilers carded a 343 on the day at Brookside Golf Course. Jack Pilki...


Golf - Boys

Irish win second straight D4 regional crown, advance to state finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/28/2015 4:34:13 PM EST

ST. JOHNS Ė The Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart boys golf team won a second-straight Division 4 regional title Thursday as it finished atop the 12-team field at the Emerald by carding a 336. With the win t...


Wrestling

Fulton's Casey Cunningham inducted into MAC Hall of Fame
Updated: 5/28/2015 11:46:19 PM EST

On Feb. 12, 1994 Casey Cunningham set the national high school record for takedowns in a single season when he recorded his 327th takedown at the Saranac Invitational. The then Fulton High School sen...


Softball

Kylee Chaffin, Brooklyn Dolloff star as Ithaca mercies Carson City-Crystal in district opener WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/27/2015 9:54:03 PM EST

The Ithaca High School softball team won in mercy fashion over Carson City-Crystal by a count of 18-0 in five innings Wednesday evening in Division 3 district action hosted by Shepherd. Kylee Chaffin...


Baseball

Zach Pringle sends Carson City-Crystal to district win over Ithaca with RBI single in seventh inning WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/27/2015 11:46:54 PM EST

A go-ahead run-scoring single by Zach Pringle in the top of the seventh inning Wednesday evening propelled the Carson City-Crystal High School baseball team to a 6-5 victory over Ithaca in Division 3 ...


Track And Field

Additional photos from Morning Sun Meet of Champions WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/27/2015 7:53:47 PM EST

Morning Sun Meet of Champions Results At Alma Collegeís Bahlke Field on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Boys results 100 Meters Randy Johnston, Fulton 11.49 Jack Mea, Mt. Pleasant 11.64 Jake Mogg,...


Baseball

Clare's James Baer, Chippewa Hills' Jake Tarbell among local players to earn Delta College postseason awards
Updated: 5/27/2015 10:17:50 PM EST

The Delta College baseball team wrapped up its 2015 season Tuesday with the annual banquet and award ceremony. Delta College completed the season with a 31-22 overall record, while going 16-10 in the...


Track And Field

Morning Sun Meet of Champions boys results: Chippewa Hills wins seven events to highlight day WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/27/2015 1:14:08 AM EST

Morning Sun Meet of Champions Results At Alma Collegeís Bahlke Field on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Boys results 100 Meters Randy Johnston, Fulton 11.49 Jack Mea, Mt. Pleasant 11.64 Jake Mogg,...


Track And Field

Morning Sun Meet of Champions girls results: Ithaca sets meet record in 1,600 relay WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/27/2015 12:33:30 PM EST

Morning Sun Meet of Champions Results At Alma Collegeís Bahlke Field on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Girls Results 100 Meters Erica Sheahan, Ithaca 12.67 Kennedy Griffin, Mt. Pleasant 13.35 Mall...


Track And Field

Warriors look to defend MHSAA state title on Saturday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/27/2015 10:26:57 PM EST

Over the last several years, the girls track team at Chippewa Hills has cemented itself as one of the top programs in all of Division 2. The Warriors continued their excellence in 2015, wrapping up a ...


Track And Field

Warriors look to defend MHSAA state title on Saturday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/27/2015 12:37:58 AM EST

Over the last several years, the girls track team at Chippewa Hills has cemented itself as one of the top programs in all of Division 2. The Warriors continued their excellence in 2015, wrapping up a ...


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Baseball and Softball District Draws WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/29/2015 2:24:51 PM EST

MHSAA Baseball Districts Division 2 At Big Rapids High School Wednesday, May 27 G1: Mt. Pleasant 16, Big Rapids 0 (4 innings) Saturday, May 30 G2: Mt. Pleasa...


Track And Field

36th annual Meet of Champions ready to roll Tuesday at Alma College WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/25/2015 5:26:30 PM EST

Back in the mid-to-late 1970s the Morning Sun created something called BackTrack. In short it was a working list of the best times and distances for the 16 schools and 32 track teams in the Morning S...


Track And Field

Ithaca leads local contingent at D3 finals hosted by Shepherd : WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/23/2015 7:20:30 PM EST

The Division 3 Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association (MITCA) team state finals played out at Shepherd High School Saturday with a total of four local teams competing in the meet. On the ...


Track And Field

Aggies land seventh in D4 MITCA finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/23/2015 7:21:45 PM EST

SAUGATUCK Ė The Beal City High School girls track team placed seventh at the Division 4 MITCA team finals held at Saugatuck Saturday as it tallied 698 points on the day. Reading was first with 1,144...


Track And Field

Back-to-back state champs: Chippewa Hills wins 2nd straight D2 MITCA crown WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/23/2015 5:52:04 PM EST

LINDEN Ė Back-to-back champs. On Saturday afternoon from Linden High School the Chippewa Hills girls track team won a second Division 2 MITCA title in as many years as it finished atop the nine-team ...


Track And Field

Shepherd hosting D3 MITCA team finals Saturday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/22/2015 6:04:38 PM EST

The true measure of team is what this meet is all about. Back in the late 1990s varsity track coaches around the state of Michigan began clamoring for a state finals meet that truly measured the team...


Softball

Alma College senior and Breckenridge grad Breu Olling enjoying finish to softball career
Updated: 5/21/2015 6:03:50 PM EST

Breu Olling finished the 2014 season for Alma College pitching the best softball of her collegiate career. The Breckenridge High School product threw six shutout innings in relief to earn the victory...


Golf - Boys

Irish win district title, advance to regional round
Updated: 5/21/2015 4:21:18 PM EST

PEWAMO -- Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart's boys golf team won its second straight Division 4 district championship here Thursday at the Huckleberry Creek Golf Course. The Irish posted a season-best 313 to...


Track And Field

Ithaca junior Blaire Showers breaks school record in 1,600 run as Yellowjackets win TVC West title WITH GALLERY
Updated: 5/21/2015 2:55:18 PM EST

Blaire Showers found an appropriate teammate to give a massive hug immediately following the news that made her day. Showers, a junior distance runner at Ithaca, broke the school record in the 1,600-...


Track And Field

Shepherd girls win 4th straight TVC Central crown WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/20/2015 10:21:05 PM EST

HEMLOCK Ė The Shepherd girls track team won its fourth straight TVC Central title Wednesday as it finished atop the eight-team field at the conference championships hosted by Hemlock. The Lady Jays, ...


Track And Field

Ithaca's John Lambrecht taking diabetes on the run WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/20/2015 10:04:18 PM EST

John Lambrecht blew away the competition in the 800 meter run at Wednesday nightís TVC West Championship, winning with a personal record time of 2:05 and with room to spare. He also gave Ithaca the ...


Track And Field

Mustangs sweep MSAC jamborees, win 2nd straight title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/20/2015 10:02:50 PM EST

A clean sweep. Thatís what the Montabella High School girls track and field team did Wednesday as it won the third and final Mid-State Activities Conference jamboree of the season from Community Memo...


Track And Field

Down to the wire: Carson City boys win first conference track title in 32 years WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/20/2015 9:27:24 PM EST

The final race in the final jamboree came down to the final two meters. On Wednesday afternoon from Community Memorial Stadium in Mt. Pleasant the Mid-State Activities Conference boys track title cam...


Track And Field

Pioneers sweep at JPC championships WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/21/2015 3:35:02 PM EST

The Clare High School track teams swept the Jack Pine Conference championships at Harrison Tuesday as the boys won their 12th straight title and the girls their second straight. On the boys side the ...


Baseball

Back-to-back champs: Huskies make history, win TVC West title for second straight season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/19/2015 10:25:34 PM EST

For the first time in 32 years, the Breckenridge Huskie baseball team has won back-to-back conference titles. They finished the Tri-Valley West Conference schedule on Tuesday night with a sweep of t...


Baseball

Jones signs to play hoops at MMCC WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/19/2015 7:20:13 PM EST

Fulton High School senior Gregg Jones signed his National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Mid Michigan Community College starting this fall. Jones helped the Pirates advance to the Class D st...


Softball

Ithaca swept by Saginaw Valley Lutheran, settles for third-place TVC West finish WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/19/2015 2:43:31 AM EST

The Ithaca softball team has had a very good season. It hits the ball hard, pitches well and if you catch it on the right afternoon, it can look as good as any team in the state. Show up on the wron...


Baseball

Mt. Pleasant scores 18 runs in back-to-back mercy wins over Shepherd WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/18/2015 10:16:04 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School baseball team won twice over visiting Shepherd in mercy fashion Monday, winning 18-3 in four innings and 18-8 in five innings. Logan Buczkowski had two hits while scoring...


Baseball

Mustangs sweep Hornets in non-conference action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/18/2015 10:07:23 PM EST

Montabellaís baseball team evened its record at 14-14 Monday as it swept visiting Harrison in non-conference action. The Mustangs won the opener 7-6 in walk-off fashion as Austin Huber squeezed in Pe...


Softball

Mt. Pleasant's Megan Kramer using senior project for good cause WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/19/2015 3:12:14 AM EST

In order to graduate from Mt. Pleasant High School, all seniors must complete a senior project. Oilers softball ace Megan Kramer found a project perfectly suited for her athletic skill set. ďI found...


Baseball

Irish win MSAC title outright via 11-inning win over Montabella WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/18/2015 6:36:54 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heartís baseball team won the Mid-State Activities Conference title outright on Monday as it beat host Montabella 8-7 in 11 innings for the crown. The Irish close the conference s...


Golf - Boys

SHA lands second in the MMGC
Updated: 5/18/2015 5:56:36 PM EST

Houghton Lake won the Mid-Michigan Golf Conference tournament and overall titles at the Mt. Pleasant Country Club Monday afternoon. The Bobcats fired a 324 to post a wide victory over Mt. Pleasant Sa...


Track And Field

Dynasty: Beal City girls win 9th straight regional title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/16/2015 6:06:43 PM EST

Itís starting to get repetitive. Actually, it might even be beyond that. On Saturday afternoon the Beal City High School girls track and field team won its ninth straight regional title as it claime...


Track And Field

Kyle Smith keeps throwing tradition alive and well for Huskies
Updated: 5/16/2015 4:39:13 PM EST

Over the course of the last five years the Breckenridge High School track teams has produced plenty of great athletes. Of course thereís Kirsten Olling, arguably one of the greatest distance runners ...


Track And Field

BackTrack for May 10-16 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/16/2015 3:55:13 PM EST

Boys BackTrack 100 Dash Jason Brewer, Harrison 11.18 Randy Johnston, Fulton 11.27 Justin Wilson, Harrison 11.47 Jake Mogg, Mt. Pleasant 11.57 Will Boberg, Clare 11.57 Eric Russell, Chip ...


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Additional PHOTO GALLERY from Saturday's Girls on the Run
Updated: 5/16/2015 3:29:58 PM EST

Third through eighth grade girls from around the area congregated in Clare on Saturday to participate in Girls on the Run. The organization has helped over one-million girls from all over the country ...


Softball

Harrison's Allison Lipovsky breaks JPC record for career strikeouts, now 14th in MHSAA history WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/16/2015 3:33:59 PM EST

Harrison senior ace pitcher Allison Lipovsky became the Jack Pine Conference all-time leader in strikeouts Thursday versus Sanford-Meridian. Lipovskyís 15 strikeouts in game one allowed her to pass S...


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Clare hosts Girls on the Run PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/16/2015 6:07:56 PM EST

Third through eighth grade girls from around the area congregated in Clare on Saturday to participate in Girls on the Run. The organization has helped over one-million girls from all over the country ...


Track And Field

Additional photos from D2 track regional at Chippewa Hills WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/16/2015 2:33:50 PM EST

Link to Chippewa Hills D2 regional results a target="_blank" href="http://www.athletic.net/Trac...


Track And Field

Regional rout: Chippewa Hills wins fourth straight D2 regional in front of home crowd WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/16/2015 1:50:56 PM EST

Ten seniors on the Chippewa Hills High School girls track and field team can now say they will never taste regional defeat. The Warriors won their fourth consecutive Division 2 regional title at home...


Track And Field

Ithaca girls win first regional title in school history, Shepherd finishes a close second WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/16/2015 2:33:33 PM EST

It may have been the home of the Bluejays, but the track at Shepherd High School was abuzz with the sound of Yellowjackets as the Ithaca girls walked away with their first regional title in school his...


Track And Field

Pioneers have a day, sweep D3 home regional WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/15/2015 11:04:24 PM EST

Time to break out the brooms because this one was a clean sweep. On Friday afternoon from the Brookwood Athletic Complex the Clare High School track teams won a pair of Division 3 regional titles as ...


Baseball

Carson City edges a title-minded Montabella
Updated: 5/15/2015 10:52:21 AM EST

(Editor's note: This is the copy Isaac Gregory wrote Thursday. Sports editor Jim Lahde thought it was a conference game and reflected when he edited the copy. It was a non-conference game. Sorry for t...


Softball

Fulton's chances of winning CMAC title take a hit WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/14/2015 10:57:54 PM EST

They needed a sweep, but got a split. Coming into Thursdayís Central Michigan Athletic Conference doubleheader between visiting Saranac and host Fulton the Pirates were looking to make a move up in t...


Softball

Fulton'
Updated: 5/14/2015 10:56:35 PM EST

They needed a sweep, but got a split. Coming into Thursdayís Central Michigan Athletic Conference doubleheader between visiting Saranac and host Fulton the Pirates were looking to make a move up in t...


Baseball

Clare routs Farwell in both ends of doubleheader WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/14/2015 10:42:10 PM EST

The Clare High School baseball team earned a sweep over host Farwell Thursday in Jack Pine Conference action, winning the opener 11-1 in six innings and game two 12-1 in five innings. Charlie Bugbee ...


Softball

Saving Grace: Farwell clinches first Jack Pine Conference title since 1978 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/14/2015 10:13:56 PM EST

Thirty-seven is a number often associated with magic tricks. But in the world of athletics, 37 is not exactly an ideal number of years to go without tasting a conference title. For the Farwell High ...


Softball

Ithaca notches sweep of Merrill, keeps pace atop TVC West WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/14/2015 10:18:42 PM EST

The Ithaca softball team handled its business on Thursday as it went on the road and took down conference rival Merril, sweeping the Vandals by final scores of 5-3 and 10-0. With the victories, the Y...


Baseball

Fulton splits with Saranac, notches first CMAC win WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/14/2015 9:56:39 PM EST

The Fulton High School baseball team notched its first Central Michigan Athletic League win of the season Thursday as it beat visiting Saranac 1-0 in the opener of a twin bill. The Pirates then fell ...


Golf - Boys

SHA falls to Houghton Lake in MMGC match at Riverwood
Updated: 5/14/2015 7:29:49 PM EST

League-leading Houghton Lake defeated Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart, 152-166, in a Mid-Michigan Golf Championship match on the Blue Course at Riverwood. Brock Decker led the visiting Bobcats with a one-u...


Golf - Boys

Sacred Heart downs Roscommon in conference dual
Updated: 5/13/2015 8:33:17 PM EST

ROSCOMMON -- Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart defeated Roscommon in a Mid-Michigan Golf Conference dual here Wednesday, 171-192, at the Redwood Golf Course. Ayush Mohan and Jake Starry led the Irish with 41...


ALL

Alma falls to Hemlock despite two goals each from Tia Everdeen, Sydney Hanson WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/13/2015 6:41:41 PM EST

On Wednesday night, the Alma Panthersí girls soccer team was in action against their conference foes from Hemlock High School, and were looking to avoid being swept by the Huskies this year. The luck...


Softball

Comets sweep Irish, lock up first MSAC title since 2010 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/12/2015 10:59:33 PM EST

The weather was dreary, but the Coleman softball dugout was filled with excitement, smiles and laughter. The Comets had just wrapped up a sweep of MSAC rival Sacred Heart Ė 10-2 and 9-6 Ė capping of...


Baseball

Sacred Heart locks up share of MSAC baseball crown WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/13/2015 6:46:00 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy baseball team wrapped up a share of the Mid-State Activities Conference title Tuesday as it swept host Coleman by scores of 16-1 in four inning and 9-1 in seven f...


Softball

Bombs Away: Clare hoping Thayer's bat can lead it to JPC title
Updated: 5/12/2015 11:04:17 PM EST

If you're a fan of softball in the Jack Pine Conference, you're probably used to a lot of low scoring ball games. But with a bevy of elite pitchers who routinely buckle batters knees and leave them sw...


Softball

Sara Hansen named MAC 'Freshman of the Year'
Updated: 5/10/2015 2:40:55 PM EST

Central Michigan University freshman center fielder Sara Hansen was named Mid-American Conference ĎFreshman of the Yearí this past week leading into the 2015 MAC Tournament from Firestone Field in Akr...


Track And Field

BackTrack for May 4-10 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/9/2015 6:39:45 PM EST

Boys BackTrack 100 Dash Randy Johnston, Fulton 11.27 Will Boberg, Clare 11.57 Eric Russell, Chip Hills 11.60 Jack Kea, Mt. Pleasant 11.64 Kyle Weaver, Ithaca 11.64 Jake Mogg, Mt. Pleas...


Golf - Boys

Mohan leads Irish to third-place finish
Updated: 5/9/2015 4:57:08 PM EST

GAYLORD -- Medalist Ayush Mohan fired a 79 to lead Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart's golf team to tie for third in the nine-team Wolverine Invitational here Saturday at the rain-soaked Loon Golf Course. Bo...


Track And Field

St. Louis' proud running tradition continues in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/9/2015 4:50:18 PM EST

Theyíre running towards something not from something. The tradition of great runners at St. Louis High School has proven to be a constant over the years. From a team standpoint the Sharks have been ...


Softball

PHOTO GALLERY Farwell vs. Sacred Heart softball
Updated: 5/8/2015 8:02:19 PM EST

Photo gallery from Sacred Heart at Farwell softball. ...


Softball

Hornets sting Warriors to take lead in CSAA WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/8/2015 7:45:23 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School softball team dropped a pair of conference games Friday as it lost at home to Central Montcalm by scores of 14-7 and 11-0 in five. The Warriors (17-4, 6-2 CSAA) led ear...


Softball

Pay it forward: Chippewa Hills in midst of school-best run of excellence WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/8/2015 4:51:37 PM EST

Two years ago, Chippewa Hills softball emerged from a lengthy dormancy. That is not to say that the Warriors were not playing softball over the previous stretch of time, but the results and year-to-y...


Golf - Boys

Irish golf aiming for banner 2015 season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/8/2015 3:34:16 PM EST

When you talk about prep golf in mid-Michigan whatís the first program that comes to mind? The obvious choice is Mt. Pleasant High School as itís churned out numerous state titles over the years (197...


Track And Field

Throw like a girl: Shot put lineup looks to carry Shepherd girls to state title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/8/2015 1:58:21 PM EST

Shepherd's Mallory O'Dell would be the top shot putter for most schools. In fact, her throw of 35-03.50 feet on Wednesday has been bested by just five other throwers in Division 3 all season. The sam...


Baseball

Chippewa Hills right in mix for seventh conference title in nine years WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/8/2015 4:51:14 PM EST

Hitting, pitching and defenseÖ. baseball can be a complicated game at times, but when broken down it really is pretty simple at its core. Only two years ago, the Chippewa Hills High School baseball p...


Track And Field

Snyder sets school record in long jump, Shepherd girls roll to TVC wins over Alma, Swan Valley WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/6/2015 10:35:59 PM EST

The Shepherd High School girls track team showed why it is the No. 3 ranked team in Div. 3 on Wednesday as it topped Alma and Saginaw Swan Valley in a double conference dual to lock up its third strai...


Track And Field

Sharks runs past Huskies in TVC West action WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/6/2015 9:08:43 PM EST

St. Louisí track and field teams notched conference wins at home Wednesday as the Sharks swept rival Breckenridge. On the boys side the Sharks won 86-42 over the Huskies. On the girls side St. Louis...


Golf - Boys

Irish win triangular in Edmore
Updated: 5/6/2015 7:47:22 PM EST

EDMORE -- Jake Starry fired a one-over-par 37 here Wednesday to lead Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart to victory in a three-team meet at The Links of Edmore. The Irish posted a 169 while Butternut Homeschoo...


Softball

Gulliver's Travels: Breckenridge's Mark Gulliver notches 300th career win
Updated: 5/6/2015 2:16:01 PM EST

Iconic Breckenridge softball coach Mark Gulliver won his 300th game last Saturday as his Huskies took the crown at the Sanford-Meridian Invitational Tournament. For Gulliver, it feels like it has gon...


Softball

Pioneers split with conference rival Beaverton WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/6/2015 12:21:15 AM EST

In the vauntingly deep Jack Pine Conference, it's important to bring your A-game every day. For most of Tuesday's double-header against Beaverton, Clare did just that. But after running away with th...


Baseball

Clare comes back twice, sweeps Beaverton WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/5/2015 10:41:58 PM EST

You never want to go behind in a baseball game, or any sport for that matter. But when you can consistently come back from that deficit to win, that fact that you fell behind in the first pla...


Softball

Chippewa Hills totals 21 runs in sweep over Tri County WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/5/2015 9:40:25 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School softball team improved to 17-2 this season as it swept Tri County by scores of 14-8 and 7-5 Tuesday afternoon. Cassidy Johnson earned the game one win for the Warriors...


Baseball

Chippewa Hills splits at home with Tri County WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/6/2015 2:52:09 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School baseball team split with visiting Tri County Tuesday, winning game one 3-2 before dropping the nightcap 9-4. Brett Walcutt threw all seven innings to win game one for t...


Track And Field

Shepherd hosts Alma Wednesday in key TVC Central double dual WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/6/2015 2:26:17 PM EST

Itís at the point in the spring season where time is becoming shorter and shorter. That being said every meet from here on out gets more and more important. Over the span of the next couple weeks re...


Golf - Boys

Irish top Pioneers in conference dual Monday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/4/2015 7:01:17 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heartís boys golf team topped Clare on Monday in a conference dual from Mt. Pleasant Country Club. The Irish carded a team score of 169 for the nine-hole invite while the Pioneers...


Softball

A family affair: Father-daughter Davis duo hoping to lead Aggies to new heights WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/5/2015 10:47:10 PM EST

The father-daughter combination of John and Chelsea Davis has coached summer softball for some time, but never before together at the high school level. All that changed this spring when John took ov...


Baseball

Reloaded Aggies: Young Beal City roster going after 12th straight Highland Conference title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/4/2015 5:13:15 PM EST

There is nothing incorrect about calling Beal City High School baseball a Division 4 powerhouse. After stamping their place in the D4 landscape with back-to-back state championships in 2009 and 2010,...


Wrestling

Team wrestling state finals coming to CMU in 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/4/2015 5:28:41 PM EST

Central Michigan Universityís McGuirk Arena will host the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) team wrestling finals starting in 2016. The change in venue from Battle Creekís Kellogg Are...


ALL

Zimmer, Ridley named SVL Scholar-Athletes
Updated: 5/3/2015 5:37:09 PM EST

Mt. Pleasant's Brianna Zimmer and Mitch Ridley were both named Saginaw Valley Conference 'Scholar-Athletes' this past week. ...


Track And Field

St. Louis' Sophia Bradley signs with SVSU
Updated: 5/3/2015 5:27:18 PM EST

St. Louis High School senior Sophia Bradley signed her National Letter of Intent to run cross country and track and field at SVSU this fall. The All-State runner is one of the best distance runners ...


Track And Field

Distance, the backbone for the Aggies success in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/2/2015 9:04:43 PM EST

The distance runners are the backbone of Beal City's boys track team in 2015. Considering it won the Div. 4 cross country state title this fall, it's not hard to understand why. ďMost of our cross ...


Track And Field

Boys and Girls BackTrack for Week of April 27-May 3 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/2/2015 5:59:04 PM EST

Boys BackTrack 100 Dash Randy Johnston, Fulton 11.27 Will Boberg, Clare 11.57 Eric Russell, Chip Hills 11.60 Jack Kea, Mt. Pleasant 11.64 Jake Mogg, Mt. Pleasant 11.66 Gavin Rhode...


Track And Field

Running family: Beal City senior Emily Steffke anchoring relay team that includes two younger sisters WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/2/2015 3:18:11 PM EST

Emily Steffke is having quite a memorable spring. The Beal City senior, who was part of the Aggiesí Division 4 state champion 3,200 relay team last year, is all set to attend Michigan State Universit...


Track And Field

Ithaca girls land second at Shepherd Invite WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/1/2015 11:24:03 PM EST

Ithaca's girls track team landed second out of 18 teams at the Shepherd Invite Friday with 152.5 points. Shepherd was fourth with 124. Farwell was fourth on the boys side with 96. a target="_bla...


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Beal City has stellar day at home Great Lakes Invitational WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/1/2015 9:23:07 PM EST

Beal City hosted the Great Lakes Invitational Friday afternoon and had a strong day on both the boys and girls sides. Fulton, Montabella, Vestaburg, Marion, Merrill and Morrice also competed. Full ...


ALL

Conquering Augusta: Oiler grad Sam Mrdeza, Ferris State win disc golf national title WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 5/1/2015 7:58:08 PM EST

[Jim Nantz voice] Every champion disc golfer comes to Augusta imbued with a towering source of inspiration. The journey is solitary, but it's one that no man can make alone. For a boy from Mt. Ple...


Baseball

Sharks terrorize base paths, sweep Ithaca
Updated: 4/30/2015 10:24:29 PM EST

In the early game on Thursday night at Ithaca High School, the St. Louis baseball team amassed more hits in one game than they had in their first 10 games this year combined. According to St. Louis...


Baseball

McDonald returns home, leads Warriors to sweep of Mt. Pleasant
Updated: 4/30/2015 10:12:03 PM EST

The Bay City Western High School baseball team visited the Mt. Pleasant Oilers on Thursday evening in what was one of the premier showdowns in the state this week. The Warriors, who have won two str...


Softball

Beal City softball sweeps arch-rival Sacred Heart WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/30/2015 9:47:05 PM EST

The Beal City softball team continued to build momentum with an eye on the postseason Thursday as it swept arch-rival Sacred Heart, winning the opener 9-1 and the finale 6-5. Sydney Lorenz got the ca...


Baseball

Beal City sweeps rival host Sacred Heart WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/30/2015 9:41:57 PM EST

The Beal City High School baseball team earned a sweep at non-conference rival Sacred Heart Thursday, winning 5-2 and 11-4. Tucker Gross (2-0) earned the game one win for the Aggies (8-6) as he gave ...


Baseball

Bay City Western sweeps Mt. Pleasant in battle of defending state champions WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 5/1/2015 7:12:14 PM EST

The Division 1 defending state champions versus the Division 2 defending state champions. The top-ranked team in D1 versus the fifth-ranked team in D2. That was the script at Mt. Pleasant High Schoo...


Golf - Boys

Jake Starry fires career-best round as Sacred Heart takes third in conference jamboree
Updated: 4/30/2015 7:18:48 PM EST

GLADWIN -- Junior Jake Starry fired a career-best 75 here Thursday to pace Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart to a third-place finish in the Mid-Michigan Golf Conference Jamboree at Gladwin Heights Golf Course...


Baseball

Farwell looking to compete with young leadership WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/30/2015 3:01:05 PM EST

Farwell head baseball coach Erik Schunk lost eight players from last yearís team, leaving him looking for new leadership in this yearís lineup. As of Tuesday night, Schunk felt that he may have found...


Baseball

Shepherd baseball to honor veterans Saturday during Blue Jay Invite WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/30/2015 2:42:06 PM EST

The Shepherd High School baseball team is playing host to a special event Saturday during its Blue Jay Invite. The invite will honor veterans from every branch of the military starting at 10 a.m. whe...


Track And Field

Alma sweeps Bullock Creek and Hemlock WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/29/2015 10:21:59 PM EST

Alma High Schoolís boys track team went 2-0 in its home double dual from Don Miller Field Wednesday as it beat Hemlock 84-51 and Midland Bullock Creek 72-64. The Panthers went into the final event, t...


Softball

Sister, Sister: Hansen duo enjoying lone season together at CMU WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/30/2015 1:18:06 AM EST

Sisters Karly and Sara Hansen had never played organized softball together. The oldest and youngest of three siblings Ė all sisters Ė both Hansens starred for Sacred Heart Academy in high school, but...


Softball

Alma softball rising to prominence in 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/29/2015 9:10:38 PM EST

The past five or six years have been tough for the Alma High School softball program. Players and parents and coaches didnít see eye to eye which led to turmoil and dissension in the ranks. Some ath...


Baseball

Pitching duel: Panthers and Jays split TVC twin bill WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/29/2015 3:21:50 PM EST

Shepherd and Alma split their Tri-Valley Central Conference doubleheader on Tuesday with the host Jays winning the opener 5-2 and the Panthers claiming game two by a final of 2-1. Gage Gall got the w...


Softball

Farwell sweeps Harrison in double header WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/29/2015 3:24:35 PM EST

The Farwell softball team swept Harrison on Thursday, winning the opener 5-0 and the finale 6-4. Kate Saupe got the start and earned the victory in the opener as she went all seven innings, allowing...


Softball

Shepherd softball runs winning streak to 9 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/29/2015 3:22:12 PM EST

The Shepherd High School softball team ran its winning streak to nine games and counting Tuesday as it swept two from Tri-Valley Central Conference rival Alma by scores of 4-2 and 9-1. Haley Buckley ...


Baseball

Eagles win in walk-off fashion WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 4/29/2015 10:44:59