High School Sports Photo Galleries


  • Shepherd returns 14 starters and hopes to have a resurgent football season in 2014 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Shepherd football struggled to a 1-8 record in 2013, but heading into his second season as head coach, Nathan Ferency believes his program is moving in the right direction. “Last year was my first year as the head coach and we were new all the way around so we were just trying to build that foundation. But we got better throughout the year, and ge...Read More


  • St. Louis making progress under second-year coach Aaron Munderloh WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Only five years ago, it appeared the St. Louis High School football program might be finally breaking through. A 5-4 record that 2009 season under then-coach Paul Reid left the Sharks hopeful for the future and that they might soon make a first-ever appearance in the state playoffs. But in the ensuing three seasons under Reid, St. Louis dipped ba...Read More


  • Beal City girls and boys win at Chippewa Hills Invite Tuesday WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The defending Division 4 state champions from Beal City opened the season on the right football Tuesday as the Aggie girls won the Gold Division race at the 18-team Chippewa Hills Invite. Beal City won its division with 30 points, besting runner-up Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart Academy by nine points. Montabella was third with 72 points while McBain ...Read More


  • O-line will be key for Alma going into 2014 season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The Tri-Valley Central Conference has a trio of perennial frontrunners in 2014. One year ago Saginaw Swan Valley went 11-1 en route to a spot in the Division 4 regional round. A good bulk of that team, which advanced to the semifinals in 2012 as sophomores, returns this fall. Secondly there’s Freeland and Ovid-Elsie both of which made the postsea...Read More


  • Ashley might be smallest school with 11-man football, but the Bears have big plans WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    There was some talk of moving to 8-man football in 2014. At Ashley High School there are a grand total of 94 students in the high school entering the 2014-15 school year. In contrast to fellow Mid-State Activities Conference foes such as Carson City and Coleman, which have 200 to 300 total students, the Bears have the smallest student body to pi...Read More


  • Vestaburg football looking to make the playoffs in 2014
    Despite losing 16 starters from a year ago the Vestaburg football team comes into the 2014 season with high expectations. The Wolverines finished last season with a record of 5-4 and missed out on the postseason by just one game. This year, the goal is to get over that hump, make the playoffs and hopefully finish on top of the Mid-State Athletic ...Read More


  • Montabella enters 2014 season with a senior-laden core plus a familiar name returning to the coaching seat WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Over the last decade-plus, two head football coaches at Montabella High School were at the forefront of pulling the Mustangs out of the doldrums that were the 1990s. During the entirety of the 1990s, Montabella managed only a total of six wins against 75 defeats. But what seemed like a hopeless cause entering the following decade began to turn a ...Read More


  • Ithaca boasts nation-best 56-game winning streak as it prepares for 2014 campaign With Photo Gallery
    No one on the current Ithaca varsity football roster was even so much in high school the last time the Yellowjackets lost a game. The Ithaca senior class was in seventh grade, while junior starting quarterback Jake Smith and his classmates were in sixth grade. Four sophomores on the roster worked their way through the fifth grade that year. That ...Read More


  • High-powered-aerial attack leads a confident Coleman into 2014 football season WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    By PAUL BEROZA pberoza@michigannewspapers.com @RealPaulBeroza Coleman’s football team enters the 2014 season with high expectations as it hopes its high-powered offense will finally lead it to a Mid-State Activities Conference title. The Comets return a bevy of skilled-position talent from last year’s 7-3 team, including senior wide receiver...Read More


  • Farwell football brings in a new coach in 2014 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Ben Bryant brings with him a new philosophy. Thus expect plenty of new things from the Farwell High School football team in 2014. The Evart native takes over the head-coaching reins at Farwell this fall, replacing veteran mid-Michigan coach Al Esterline, and with the coaching change comes a change in how things will be run. Bryant, who is a Phys...Read More


  • Unfamiliar Oilers: Mt. Pleasant has new look in 2014 after losing 26 seniors from last year's 10-2 squad With Photo Gallery
    Every year, graduation means a high school football team will have some holes to fill the following fall. But Mt. Pleasant is taking it to the extreme. The Oilers lost 26 seniors from last year’s roster that provided the bulk of the production on a team that went 10-2 and went an undefeated 7-0 in the Saginaw Valley League North to wrap up the ch...Read More


  • Harrison looking to make a run in 2014 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    At this early point in the prep football preseason everyone is trying to get a gauge on who’s who and what’s what, especially the nosy media. After talking to several Jack Pine Conference coaches about their respective teams and how the JPC will shake out in 2014 one point kept popping up through these conversations. In short the general consens...Read More


  • Clare football opens 2014 season with Ithaca and Beal CityWITH PHOTO GALLERY
    Kelly Luplow just might be losing it. Last December the long-time Clare High School football coach finalized his 2014 schedule by adding Ithaca to the front end. Thus, as it stands, the Pioneers open the 2014 season by hosting four-time Division 6 state champion Ithaca in week one and immediately follows that up by hitting the road in week two at...Read More


  • Chippewa Hills looks to make another postseason run in 2014 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
    The Chippewa Hills High School football team looks to have a very tough schedule as it prepares to open the 2014 campaign, but head coach Larry Jose believes his team has the talent to improve upon its 2013 finish were it went 6-4. “I thought we achieved probably what we should have last year,” said Jose, who has coached the Warriors into the post...Read More


  • Beal City returns plenty in 2014, looking to make another run
    It speaks for itself. Upon entering Beal City High School Tuesday one couldn’t help but be taken back a bit. The Eagles were blaring from a boom box in the weight room as members of the varsity football team filtered in for day two of the 2014 preseason. Head coach Lou Rau, who’s entering his 15th year at the helm, was running from here to there...Read More

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