High School Sports Photo Galleries

  • Ithaca clinches fifth straight unbeaten regular season and moves winning streak to 65 as it runs past Shepherd WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Since the start of Ithaca’s winning streak in 2010, the regular season has not involved too many close showdowns. The only one that really sticks out came on Sept. 28, 2012, when Carrollton gave the Yellowjackets everything they could handle but it still ended in a 12-point triumph for Ithaca. That is the closest any opponent has come to defeatin...Read More

  • Mt. Pleasant SHA hangs with Mendon for a half before falling WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    For more than a half Friday night at Community Memorial Stadium, Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart showed it could play with any Division 8 football team in the state. The Irish and once-beaten Mendon, a perennial powerhouse in Michigan, played to a 7-7 tie at intermission. However, the seventh-ranked Hornets (8-1) pulled away in the final two periods to...Read More

  • Montabella earns playoff berth for first time since 2011 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    By the time the third quarter ended an eerie fog had started to envelop the field which was fitting considering the season and the fact that Halloween is right around the corner. Some 30 minutes later at the conclusion of Friday’s regular-season finale between host Montabella and visiting Evart the field was covered in a blanket of low-lying fog b...Read More

  • Ithaca girls win first regional title in program history WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    ST. JOHNS – Three local teams advanced through regional cross country action Friday to earn spots in next weekend’s state finals at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn. The top-ranked and unbeaten Ithaca girls won the first regional title in program history Friday from Uncle Johns Cider Mill as it tallied 47 points on the day to win the Di...Read More

  • Ithaca hosts Shepherd in week nine looking for 65th straight win WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    How do you keep a group of young men motivated on the same goal 52 weeks per year every year? Over the course of the past 1,799 days the Ithaca High School football program has managed to put together one of the longest winning streaks in the history of 11-man football in the United States. As it stands Terry Hessbrook and company have won 64 str...Read More

  • St. Louis has 20-match TVC West winning streak come to an end as visiting Saginaw Valley Lutheran wins outright conference championship WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Over the two previous years and through six Tri-Valley Conference West matches this season, no one could solve St. Louis. The Sharks ripped off 20 consecutive conference wins dating back to Oct. 11, 2011, when Saginaw Valley Lutheran got the best of them. But winning streaks don’t last forever. So as it usually is in the TVC West, it once again ...Read More

  • Shepherd volleyball sweeps triangular against Fulton and host Breckenridge WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The Shepherd High School volleyball team went unbeaten in a triangular match at Breckenridge High School Monday night. The Bluejays (8-19-4) beat Fulton 25-23, 25-22 in their opener before coming back to beat host Breckenridge in the finale by a score of 21-25, 25-23, 15-10. “We've had a lot of problems with our serving so that was our focus comin...Read More

  • Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart sweeps up pair of Class D state titles WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Anytime you win a state championship it’s a memorable moment. On Saturday the Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Irish had two memorable moments as its cross country programs won both Class D Coaches Association State Cross Country Championships from Maple Creek Golf Club in Shepherd. “We’re on a good swing heading into regionals,” said SHA coach Mark Zit...Read More

  • Sacred Heart runs over Coleman to win the Mid-State Activities Conference title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    After starting the season with three-consecutive losses, albeit to tough teams, few would have predicted that Sacred Heart would be where it is now. But on Friday, the Irish completed their impressive turnaround as they went on the road and ran, literally, over rival Coleman 33-8 to lock up the Mid-State Activities Conference championship. It was S...Read More

  • Beal City intercepts Highland Conference title, pounds McBain WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    News flash: Beal City High coach Lou Rau was nervous before Friday night’s Highland Conference football showdown with McBain High. “Hey, we were playing without our two inside linebackers who also are key blockers for us on offense,” Rau said, referring to injured seniors Jacob Flaugher and Alex Schafer. Thanks to Zach Natzel, Alex Matthews, Ch...Read More

  • Clare wins JPC title, holds off Harrison in final seconds: WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Talk about turning the tables. On Friday night from the Brookwood Athletic Complex in Clare the host Pioneers did exactly that as they scored 17 unanswered points to pull off a startling and stunning 30-29 come from behind victory over Harrison. With the win the Pioneers (6-2, 6-0) lock up a share of their eighth straight Jack Pine Conference tit...Read More

  • Ithaca clinches outright TVC West title and moves winning streak to tie for 11th-best all-time in dismantling of Merrill WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    MERRILL - Ithaca had very few issues through its first seven games in racking up a 7-0 record to continue its nation-best winning streak. But the argument could be made that the Yellowjackets were still not quite at peak level despite outscoring the opposition 310-54 in those seven contests. Some points were left off the scoreboard at various time...Read More

  • Clare girls post perfect score, win fifth straight JPC title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    In high school cross country a perfect team score is 15. That’s exactly the score the Clare High School girls team posted Wednesday at the final Jack Pine Conference jamboree hosted by Mid Michigan Community College in Harrison. As it was the Lady Pioneers were pretty much perfect en route to their fifth straight Jack Pine Conference cross countr...Read More

  • Clare boys win seventh straight JPC title via dominating showing WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Talk about dominating. On Wednesday afternoon from the Mid Michigan Community College campus in Harrison the Clare High School boys cross country team turned in a spectacular performance as it crushed the competition in the final Jack Pine Conference jamboree of 2014, finishing atop the field with 16 points. For the season the Pioneers, who are r...Read More

  • Oilers finish 5th in the SVL as five Oilers earn All-SVL honors WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    MIDLAND – Both of Mt. Pleasant High School’s cross country teams finished fifth in Wednesday’s final Saginaw Valley League jamboree held at Stratford Woods. The Oiler boys finished with 146 points Wednesday to end up fifth in the final SVL standings while the girls did the same by crossing the tape with 105 points Wednesday. Saginaw Heritage won ...Read More

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