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  • Conference Champs! Vestaburg upends Carson City, wins first MSAC title since 2004 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Before the season began, Vestaburg head coach Todd Halcomb made his team a promise. “I told them, that if we won a conference championship, I would let them shave my hair for charity,” he said. Though it may have been made in jest, on Thursday, the Wolverines forced their coach to pay for his promise as they came back to beat Carson City-Crysta...Read More

  • Ithaca claims share of TVC West title as it dominates at Merrill WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    MERRILL – It was a title shared by all. The Ithaca High School boys basketball team clinched a share of the Tri-Valley Conference West title Thursday night at Merrill via a 63-21 victory. Even better for the Yellowjackets is that all but one player on the roster scored in the contest as everyone who played a part in getting Ithaca to this point h...Read More

  • Harrison renames gymnasium after retired educator/AD Jim Cooper WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    When Jim Cooper spoke Thursday night he did so so eloquently that there wasn’t a dry left eye in the house. The long-time Harrison High School educator, coach and athletic director spoke during a dedication ceremony in his honor Thursday evening in the minutes leading into the varsity boy’s basketball game against Gladwin. Cooper, who retired fro...Read More

  • Oilers close out regular season with win over Cadillac WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The game began with smiles. Before Mt. Pleasant defeated the Cadillac Vikings 47-43 Thursday in its regular-season finale the two Oiler seniors, Brandon Williams and Matthew Tripp, were applauded for their four years of service. It was the last home game of the 2014-15 boys basketball regular season, so the Oilers wanted to send their seniors out...Read More

  • A strong second half boosts St. Louis to district semifinal win over Merrill WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    A strong second half did the trick as the St. Louis girls basketball team pulled away from Merrill after the break, earning a 43-26 victory in the district semifinals. For preview of the entire district, click here. “It's a good feeling,” said St. Louis head co...Read More

  • Clare routs Chippewa Hills in Class B district semifinals after early 9-0 deficit WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    BIG RAPIDS - A 9-0 deficit in the first quarter is not ideal, but it also is not the end of the world. That was what the Clare High School girls basketball team faced early on Wednesday in its Class B district semifinal tilt with Chippewa Hills as the Pioneers could not have gotten out of the gates much slower. Once Clare found its footing, it r...Read More

  • Window Washer: Belles cleans up the glass, leads Ithaca to district semifinal win WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    For most people, 12 rebounds in a game is very good. For Ithaca freshman Kayla Belles, 12 rebounds is pretty good too... in a quarter. The 15-year old center has done some remarkable things this season – her first as a high school basketball player – but nothing quite compares to what she did on Wednesday. In the Yellowjackets biggest game of th...Read More

  • Defending state champ Sacred Heart shuts out Marion in first quarter, rolls to district-opening win WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    BIG RAPIDS - Defending Class D state champion Sacred Heart kicked off its postseason in fine fashion Wednesday with a 51-17 victory over Marion. The Irish (17-4) rolled to a 12-0 lead through one quarter and increased it to 16-0 until Marion finally scored with five minutes left in the half. By halftime, Sacred Heart had a 25-7 lead before movi...Read More

  • Winner takes all: Vestaburg and Carson City prepare for conference-title showdown WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The Mid-State Activities Conference has never seen Carson City-Crystal or Vestaburg win a boys basketball regular-season title. When Eagles (15-3, 8-1 MSAC) go on the road to square off with the Wolverines (16-2, 8-1) in the season finale – on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. – however, all that will change. What's at stake? A MSAC crown – the first ever f...Read More

  • Vestaburg improves to 16-2, readies for showdown with Carson City Thursday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Todd Halcomb feared it even before the game tipped off. “I just hope we don’t have a letdown tonight,” were the exact words out of his mouth prior to Tuesday’s non-conference contest at Breckenridge. Some four days removed from winning at always-tough Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy by a final of 53-48 to bounce the Irish from the Mid-State Act...Read More

  • Harrison to rename gymnasium during dedication on Thursday night
    He dedicated 40 years of his life to Harrison athletics and now he’s being honored for it. On Thursday night recently-retired Harrison Community Schools athletic director Jim Cooper will have the high school gymnasium named in his honor between the junior varsity and varsity home games versus Gladwin. The gym will be rechristened ‘James J. Cooper...Read More

  • Boys Basketball Rankings for March 2-9
    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 School Total Points 1. Detroit Western International (5) (17-0) 75 2. Muskegon ...Read More

  • Final Prep Girls Basketball Rankings for 2015 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Michigan prep girls final 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 points for a first-place vote, 14 for second,etc.: Class A School Total Points 1. Bloomfield Hills Mari...Read More

  • Chippewa Hills dominates second half as it opens postseason with win over Harrison WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The Chippewa Hills girls basketball team tipped the postseason off with a win on Monday as it took control in the second half and never looked back, topping Harrison in its district opener by a final score of 54-28. “I think both teams were a little nervous early on,” said Warriors head coach Lenny Starck. “But once we settled down, we played bett...Read More

  • 34 for 34: Jordan Schneider has career-best game, Beal City tops Montabella in district opener WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    MORLEY - Back in early January, the Beal City High School girls basketball team only managed to score 23 points in a close loss to Montabella. Aggies senior center Jordan Schneider was not about to see that kind of miniscule point production Monday night in a rematch versus the Mustangs to open Class C district play at Morley-Stanwood. Schneider ...Read More

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