High School Sports Photo Galleries

  • Young Oilers looking to adjust to new roles in 2014-15 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The Mt. Pleasant High School boy's basketball team had a breakout campaign last season, going 22-5 and advancing to the state semifinal round for the first time since 1981. The natural inclination would be that the Oilers would build on those results in 2014-15, but not so fast. This year's squad looks a lot different from the one that suited up ...Read More

  • Central Montcalm holds off Montabella in non-conference tilt WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    When you’re facing 6-foot-7, 6-foot-4, 6-foot-3, 6-foot-2 and a pair of 6-foot-1 players it can make for a long night. On Tuesday evening the Montabella High School boys basketball team had the inevitable task of facing exactly that as they hosted a much taller Central Montcalm team. In the end Central Montcalm’s height proved to be more than the...Read More

  • Ithaca now 4-0 after 25-point effort from freshman Kayla Belles sends Yellowjackets past Carrollton WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Since long-time legendary local basketball coach Bob Anderson took over the Ithaca High School girls basketball varsity team in 2012, there have been plenty of post-game boiler room chats about the future potential of the Yellowjackets. The future has evidently found the present. Ithaca improved to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in the Tri-Valley Conferenc...Read More

  • Coleman nets first win of season, tops Farwell WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The Coleman High School boys basketball team picked up its first win of the 2014-15 season Monday night as it defeated former conference rival Farwell 70-51 at home. The Comets (1-2) led for the entirety of the game and stretched their lead out in the second half. Going into halftime the hosts led 30-22 and then spun off a 16-13 run in the third ...Read More

  • Transition game: Ithaca ready to flourish after quick switch from gridiron to hardwood WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    As the football games add up every fall, the ensuing number of basketball practices diminish. That has been life for Ithaca High School boys basketball coach Jim Thompson over the last five years as he has watched the Yellowjackets advance to Ford Field each year, winning four straight D6 state titles before finally seeing their remarkable 69-game...Read More

  • Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart's Lexie Methner earns Player of the Year honors, heads 2014 Dream Team WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    What she has achieved in the last 16 months has been nothing short of remarkable. The numbers reflect it both in the classroom and in the competitive arena. From a purely statistical standpoint Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart senior Lexie Methner has been one of the best overall prep athletes in the state of Michigan over the past year-plus. In the fa...Read More

  • New-look Oilers pick up season-opening victory over Midland WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Coming off of a deep state semifinals run and losing five seniors to graduation Mt. Pleasant Oilers head coach Dan Schell didn’t really know what to expect from his young team on opening night. He didn’t have to wonder too long as his Oilers went on to defeat the Midland Chemics 61-46 at home Friday. “We showed our youth,” Schell said. “We made ...Read More

  • Clare locks down key JPC victory, tops Gladwin by 10 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The front end of the schedule is a meat grinder packed with four solid opponents. On Wednesday night the Clare High School boys basketball team opened the 2014-15 season with a heartbreaking 79-77 overtime loss at Beal City. This defeat was particularly unsettling in that the Pioneers saw an 11-point lead evaporate in the final two minutes of regu...Read More

  • Mid-game field goal drought sends Mt. Pleasant to loss in SVL opener against Midland WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The good news for Mt. Pleasant is that for stretches during the first and third quarters Friday night, it hung right in there with always-tough Midland. But the second and fourth quarters showed some of the vulnerabilities of the Oilers as they went long stretches without a field goal, which put them behind the eight ball in what ended as a 50-24 ...Read More

  • Irish girls unveil state-title banner and receive championship rings WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Sacred Heart's gymnasium was packed over 30 minutes before the boys varsity team tipped off in its home opener Thursday. The fans however, hadn't come so early for a basketball game, rather they had come for the prelude as last season's girls team reunited for the evening to unveil its 2013-14 Class D state-championship banner. “I've always dream...Read More

  • Mt. Pleasant SHA changes styles but might be equally tough to top in 2014-15 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    When you graduate nine players from a team that went 20-4 and advanced all the way to the Class D quarterfinal round what are you supposed to expect and project onto the next season? Usually it’s nothing remotely approaching the aforementioned kind of success because programs are usually cyclical in nature, meaning the law of averages usually aver...Read More

  • Well-oiled machine: Mt. Pleasant hockey off to best start in program history WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The history of the Mt. Pleasant High School hockey program does not go back very far. It was only in 2009 when the Oilers unveiled their varsity team and since then there been some highs as well as lows. Right now, Mt. Pleasant is in the midst of by far its best start in program history as it improved to 6-0 on the season Wednesday night with a 4...Read More

  • St. Louis wrestling earns preseason ranking of No. 10 in D4, opens season with wins over Shepherd and Alma WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    In late November the first rankings for prep wrestling in the state of Michigan came out. In Division 4 the St. Louis High School Sharks entered the 2014-15 fray ranked 10th, which is a fair reflection of where they should be considering the success they had one season ago. As it was Kevin Kuhn’s team went 18-2 overall in dual meets en route to a...Read More

  • Mt. Pleasant improves to 6-0 as it skates past Freeland
    The Mt. Pleasant High School boys hockey team remained unbeaten Wednesday night as it topped Freeland by a count of 4-1. It is the best start in the six-year history of the Oilers’ program. Kyle Reihl scored 12 minutes into the contest to give Mt. Pleasant a 1-0 advantage. Max Trucks and Zach Heeke assisted on the goal. Max Trucks made it 2-0 la...Read More

  • Sacred Heart continues early season tear with blowout victory over rival Beal City WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The Sacred Heart girl's basketball continued to show why it's the defending Class D State Champion as it blew out rival Beal City at home on Tuesday by a final score of 48-19. “I thought we played really well tonight,” said Irish head coach Damon Brown after the game. “Whenever you play Beal City, a rival here in town, it brings out the best. Ever...Read More

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