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  • Strive for 5: Ithaca ready for D6 showdown vs. Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The final two will be whittled down to one on Friday night and that one will be a state champion. At 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon the Ithaca High School football team will be playing Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central in the Division 6 state final from Ford Field in Detroit. This game will be aired live on television on Fox Sports Detroit-Plus and on...Read More


  • Former Ithaca star quarterback Alex Niznak, other alumni thrilled Yellowjackets still rolling WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Terry Hessbrook has coached enough varsity football players over the last 11 years that he has lost track of the total number. "We've generally had rosters in the upper 20s or around 30 during my time as head coach," the Ithaca High School football head coach said. Every last one of them has played an instrumental part in where the Yellowjackets ...Read More


  • Lumen Christi's Willis named Player of the Year in D5-6 WITH LOCAL PHOTO GALLERY
    LANSING (AP) — Khari Willis carried the football 51 times for a school-record 421 yards in his last career game for Jackson Lumen Christi, a 27-26 regional final loss to a Monroe St. Mary Catholic team that will play for the Division 6 state title on Friday. "He's as good as I've coached in 40-plus years," Titans coach Herb Brogan said. "He's so s...Read More


  • Five Ithaca seniors catalysts for run to fifth straight D6 state title game appearance WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The phrase “only five seniors” has been used quite a bit this season when talking about the Ithaca High School football team. Sure, there are only five seniors on the roster as the stacked junior class has the Yellowjackets set up nicely for the 2015 campaign. But make no mistake about it, those five Ithaca seniors – lineman Cedric Garza, kicker ...Read More


  • Last time Ithaca met Monroe St. Mary Catholic it was an 'Instant Classic' WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The only time that Ithaca and Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central have met on the gridiron came back on Nov. 26, 2010. In that instance it was an instant classic in that the game featured 12 scoring drives, 480 yards of rushing and 337 yards of passing. In all 817 yards of offense was compiled from Ford Field on 116 offensive snaps. Ithaca senior Al...Read More


  • Scott named Player of the Year in Division 7-8
    EAST LANSING (AP) — Tommy Scott had to bide his time to be the featured running back at Muskegon Catholic Central. It was worth the wait for Scott, a 5-foot-7, 170-pound senior. After playing in the shadow of All-States Jessie Anderson and Alex Lewandoski the past two seasons, Scott had his turn in the spotlight with nearly 1,700 rushing yards an...Read More


  • Ithaca's winning streak is 8th longest in US history WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    And then there was one. The final local high school team still standing for the MHSAA fall season will play for its fifth straight state championship from Ford Field on Friday. As it stands the four-time defending Division 6 state champion Ithaca football team will take on Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central (12-1) at 4:30 p.m. Friday afternoon. Th...Read More


  • Goal-line stand lifts Ithaca to 69th straight win and a spot in the D6 finals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    MIDLAND - There have been numerous blowout victories during Ithaca's 69-game unbeaten run... Saturday's semifinal against Boyne City however, wasn't one of them. Up 20-16 with just over three minutes to play, the Yellowjackets were dropped for a three-yard loss on 3rd-and-9, forcing them to punt the ball back to the Ramblers for one last chance t...Read More


  • Beal City ends season one step short of Ford Field as it falls to Munising in D8 semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    MARQUETTE – Everyone loves the big play and big numbers. Yet when a team averages 50 points per game and rushes for 500 yards every time it steps onto the field it becomes rather mundane and predictable. Over the years the Beal City football team has run up huge numbers nearly every week as it has been one of the most consistent programs in the s...Read More


  • Ithaca puts its 68-game win streak on the line against unbeaten Boyne City in D6 semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Ithaca has faced plenty of athletic teams during its nation-best 68-game winning streak, but its next test might be at the top of the list. The Yellowjackets will square off with Boyne City Saturday at 2 p.m. in the Division 6 state semifinals. Midland High School will host the game. Speed kills and the Ramblers have a lot of it. “They are a rea...Read More


  • Beal City readies for trip to the North Country to take on Munising in D8 semifinals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    After opening the postseason with three straight home games the site shifts for the Beal City football program in the Division 8 semifinal round. The Aggies, who has outscored their first three postseason opponents in Coleman, Johannesburg-Lewiston and Baldwin to the tune of136-40, will take on Munising at 7 p.m. Friday from the Superior Dome in M...Read More


  • Chippewa Hills' Emily Starck signs National Letter of Intent to run at CMU
    Chippewa Hills standout Emily Starck signed her National-Letter-of-Intent to run cross country and track & field at Central Michigan University last week. The senior helped the Warriors win a Division 2 state title in track and field on May 31 from Houseman Field in Grand Rapids. She ran the final leg in the 3,200 relay for the Warriors en route t...Read More


  • Harrison's Lipovsky signs with Grand Valley State
    Harrison High School senior Allison Lipovsky signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Grand Valley State late last week. The hard-throwing senior led the Hornets to a Jack Pine Conference title in 2013 as she tossed five no-hitters and 10 shutouts. In 154 innings of work she struck out 315 hitters and finished with an ERA of 0.85. ...Read More


  • Mt. Pleasant SHA falls in Class D quarterfinals to strong Leland team WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    SCOTTVILLE – Service reception is of the utmost importance in volleyball. From it you set up your offense and thusly apply pressure on your opponent’s defense. On Tuesday night from Mason County Central High School the top-ranked Class D team in the state put on a serving clinic as Leland took Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy out of its offensiv...Read More


  • The Best of the Best: Beal City football stands alone as most prolific postseason program in state history WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Within the history of prep postseason football no team in the state of Michigan has a longer and lengthier history that that of the Beal City Aggies. Since 1980 the Aggies have made the postseason a state record 32 times. In 2012 and 2013 Beal City advanced to the Division 8 state finals only to fall, yet this weekend it will be looking to lock u...Read More

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