Entries for 'Northern Lower Peninsula'

Alpena Goalie Surges to Statewide Stardom

Alpena Goalie Surges to Statewide Stardom
Friday, January 4, 2019
Cooper Black has saved his best for last. It’s just among the many saves Alpena’s goalie has made so far during his senior season with the Wildcats’ ice hockey team.
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'Petoskey Brand' Shines On Under Past Star

'Petoskey Brand' Shines On Under Past Star
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Dennis Starkey was the face of Petoskey basketball for 32 years. Now the Northmen have turned to a new, but familiar face to lead them into the next era on the hardwood after Starkey announced his retirement following the 2017-18 boys basketball season.
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Gaylord Rules North, Seeks to Take State

Gaylord Rules North, Seeks to Take State
Friday, December 7, 2018
The town of Gaylord is surrounded on all sides by more than an hour of northern Michigan roads and landscape. But when it comes to high school wrestling, Gaylord is like an island.
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'All Together' Onekama Seeks 1st Football Title

'All Together' Onekama Seeks 1st Football Title
Friday, November 16, 2018
The Upper Peninsula is soon to be invaded by Portagers. The village of Onekama, meanwhile, might resemble a ghost town. A large and loyal following for the Onekama football team is geared up for a trip to the Superior Dome in Marquette, site of Saturday’s 8-Playe...
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Wooer Leads Kingsley's Return to Power

Wooer Leads Kingsley's Return to Power
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Tim Wooer does not have the ability to wave a wand and make victories on the football field appear out of thin air. The Kingsley football program is certainly grateful for the magic Wooer has brought back to the gridiron in no time at all, however.
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TC West Ace Finishing Dy-namite Finals Run

TC West Ace Finishing Dy-namite Finals Run
Friday, October 19, 2018
Anika Dy already has cemented her legacy as one of the greatest female high school golfers in state history. Still, she continues to add to that decorated career as she winds down her senior season at Traverse City West.
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Harbor Springs Earning Historic Opportunities

Harbor Springs Earning Historic Opportunities
Friday, October 5, 2018
This isn’t your brother’s Harbor Springs football team. This year’s Rams are putting together a season on the gridiron that hasn’t been seen here in quite some time.
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Ellsworth On Course for More Big Finishes

Ellsworth On Course for More Big Finishes
Friday, September 21, 2018
Running fever is running rampant in Ellsworth, and it’s got quite a grip on the small Antrim County school. Despite having fewer than 100 students in their high school, the Lancers’ boys and girls cross country teams thrive on a statewide level, thanks to n...
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From Athens to Alpena, Storch Makes Impact

From Athens to Alpena, Storch Makes Impact
Friday, September 7, 2018
Riding off into the sunset was never part of Tim Storch’s retirement plan. That’s why, seven years into retirement from teaching, Storch continues to do the same thing at Alpena that he did for 30 illustrious years at Troy Athens — coach high school s...
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Hopeful Rogers City Rooted in Tradition

Hopeful Rogers City Rooted in Tradition
Friday, June 1, 2018
When the Rogers City bus rolled into town following a 2013 MHSAA Division 4 Softball Quarterfinal win in Traverse City, it made an impromptu stop. “The bus went down to the Little League fields,” varsity coach Karl Grambau recalled. “They stopped...
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Wilkinson Capping Record-Blazing Career

Wilkinson Capping Record-Blazing Career
Friday, May 18, 2018
Rik Ponstein cuts to the chase when he talks about senior pitcher-centerfielder Makenzie Wilkinson. “She’s probably the best player I’ve ever coached,” he said.
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There's No Limiting Boyne City Vaulter

There's No Limiting Boyne City Vaulter
Friday, May 4, 2018
Anna Harmeling is a smart, multi-talented, grounded 18-year-old. Well, grounded except when she’s tracking her speed down the runway, then hurtling her 5-foot-5 frame into the air to clear a bar in the pole vault.
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Kloss Raring to Make His Move in D3

Kloss Raring to Make His Move in D3
Friday, April 20, 2018
Jeremy Kloss is growing weary of northern Michigan’s cold, snowy spring. “I’m a little frustrated,” said the Harbor Springs junior, who won the 1,600 and 3,200 meters at last June’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 Track & Field Finals...
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St Francis, Frankfort Setting Title Sights

St Francis, Frankfort Setting Title Sights
Friday, April 6, 2018
After an MRI earlier this year revealed a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Traverse City St. Francis all-state pitcher Joey Muzljakovich decided on surgery that would end his senior season before it even started. “It was tough for me to hear that,” Frankf...
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Seniors Have St Mary on Verge Again

Seniors Have St Mary on Verge Again
Monday, March 12, 2018
Averi Bebble was a water girl when Gaylord St. Mary reached the MHSAA Class D Girls Basketball Quarterfinals in 2012 and 2013. “That was exciting,” Bebble said, “just as exciting as it is now.”
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'Up North' Powers Add Intrigue in Class D

'Up North' Powers Add Intrigue in Class D
Friday, March 2, 2018
Can regular-season perfection lead to postseason hardware for the Hillman Tigers? Will this be the last March Madness hurrah for Frankfort coach Reggie Manville? Can Buckley, which just pulled off a rare feat, recapture the magic of last season? Those are three of the ...
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Pino's Project to Teach Lessons of 'TEAM'

Pino's Project to Teach Lessons of 'TEAM'
Friday, February 16, 2018
Dan Stowe wondered how Northport might celebrate the 30th anniversary of its MHSAA Class D boys basketball championship. Enter Ethan Pino.
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'Me to We' Kingsley Could Make History

'Me to We' Kingsley Could Make History
Friday, February 2, 2018
It might have been the most thrilling shot of the season for the Kingsley girls basketball team. It was certainly the most telling.
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1st-Year Coach Brings Winning Experiences

1st-Year Coach Brings Winning Experiences
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Like dramatic finishes? Travis Schuba has experienced his share. He owns some of the most memorable shots in Kalkaska High and Madonna University history.  And then there was last Friday night.
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Expectations High for Battle-Tested Gaylord

Expectations High for Battle-Tested Gaylord
Friday, January 5, 2018
During the winter of 2001, Davison’s Chase Metcalf was in the process of winning a second consecutive MHSAA individual wrestling title. Jerry LaJoie, the wrestling coach at Gaylord, was quite familiar with Metcalf and his younger brother, Brent, who would finish 2...
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