Northmen rebound with great game

By Mike Dunn
PETOSKEY – The Petoskey
football team was “in the
Pink” on the home field
Friday to greet traditional
rival Cheboygan for a non-
league clash that had huge
implications for both sides.
Petoskey celebrated its annu-
al “Pink Game” to raise funds
for breast cancer research
with its most impressive per-
formance of the season, a 33-
14 triumph over the gritty
Chiefs.
The visiting Chiefs of
coach Jack Coon came in
with a 3-1 mark and needed
the win to gain valuable play-
off points and to take one
step closer to the postseason
with their rugged independ-
ent schedule. The Northmen
of coach Kerry VanOrman
badly needed the win to
break a two-game losing
slide and realistically remain
in the hunt for another play-
off berth.
Petoskey prevailed but the
game was actually much
closer than the final score
indicates. The Northmen
were able to maintain some
separation on the scoreboard
with the help of a swarming
defense that generated four
turnovers.
On the offensive side,
tough-striding Tony
DeAgostino busted loose for
a long TD burst as a rusher
and was also on the receiving
end of a long TD toss from
senior QB Quinn Ameel, and
wingback Chase Ledingham
celebrated his return to the
lineup with a pair of touch-
down runs.
The win, coming as it did
on the heels of lopsided
back-to-back losses to Big
North foes Cadillac and
Traverse City Central, was
very welcome and very
impressive, but it didn’t come
easily against a hard-hitting
Cheboygan squad that
played full tilt for four quar-
ters.
The determined
DeAgostino deked and
dashed 56 yards for an elec-
trifying six points just two
minutes into the contest, giv-
ing the host Northmen a 6-0
lead and giving the large,
pink-clad home crowd some-
thing to cheer about.
In the second quarter,
DeAgostino did it again, this
time powering off-tackle for
a 5-yard score and a 13-0 lead
after “Lights Out” Louie
Lamberti split the uprights.
DeAgostino’s second TD was
set up by Ameel’s diving
interception of a tipped pass.
Cheboygan battled back
and rallied before halftime,
however, to cut the lead to
13-7 when John Garst took in
a perfect toss from QB
Damon Proctor and gobbled
up the turf en route to a sud-
den 56-yard TD. The score,
coming in the final minute of
the second quarter, gave the
Chiefs a surge of momentum
going into the locker room.
The seesaw complexion of
the game continued in the
third quarter as each team
scored once.
Petoskey pushed its lead to
20-7 at the 8:25 mark of the
period when Ledingham
launched himself into the
end zone for a 1-yard tally
and Lamberti hit the PAT.
This was another Northmen
score set up by the defense
when super sophomore Kurt
Boucher purloined a pass to
give his team possession in
Cheboygan territory. A 34-
yard toss from Ameel to leap-
ing tight end Pat Antonides
led to Ledingham’s TD
plunge.
The Chiefs of coach Coon
are not a team to fold up the
tent as they emphatically
showed once again on Friday
night. They came right back
to score and make it a one-
touchdown game again,
moving methodically down
the field in typical Chiefs’
ground-and-pound fashion,
moving 75 yards behind the
leg-churning bursts of Nick
Bevier, Andrew Dixon and
Ben “Petroleum” Pearson to
set up Proctor’s play-action
pass and perfect strike to
senior receiver Stan Swiderek
in the back of the end zone
for a 7-yard tally. Austin
Ginop’s PAT trimmed the
Northmen lead to 20-14 with
56 ticks left in the third quar-
ter.
Petoskey would not be
denied in this one, though.
The pink-clad Northmen
added to their lead on the
next possession when Ameel
faked into the line and found
the fleeting figure of
DeAgostino in open spaces.
The dangerous DeAgostino
did the rest, completing a 48-
yard TD to give the
Northmen a safer 26-14 lead.
(The never-say-die Chiefs
blocked Lamerti’s point-after
attempt for the second time
after the score.)
The Chiefs responded with
another long drive but this
one fizzled in the red zone
when Proctor’s fourth-down
pass into the end zone was
knocked away by Nick
Strobel.
Ledingham then put the
finishing touches on the crit-
ical Northmen victory with a
35-yard sweep around in the
final minutes.
Chase, back in the lineup
after being sidelined for two
games by a leg injury,
churned up the turf big time
for Petoskey, racking up 97
yards worth of real estate in
15 carries to go with his two
TDs. DeAgostino stomped
and strode to 87 yards in 14
tries with the two rushing
TDs on his stat line. Ameel,
when he wasn’t hitting on a
perfect 5-for-5 aerial
attempts, generated 43 yards
rushing in seven tries.
Ameel’s air attack account-
ed for 102 yards with
DeAgostino latching onto
four of those for 68 yards and
the glue-fingered Antonides
make his one crucial grab for
34 yards.
Shea Whitmore had an
interception along with
Ameel and Boucher and Will
McMasters made a fumble
recovery.
Bevier, one of several out-
standing underclassmen
making an impact for coach
Coon this season, had anoth-
er strong day running the
ball. Bevier blasted his way to
a game-high 111 rushing
yards on 21 carries and
Pearson produced 30 yards in
nine attempts.
Proctor hit on 5-of-11 for
129 yards with Pearson
pulling down two for 38 yards
and Swiderek two for 35
yards in addition to Garst’s
long haul of 56 yards.
Cheboygan (3-2) will seek
to return to the “W” column
this Friday at Alpena. The
Wildcats (1-4) are coming off
their first win of the season at
Gaylord.
Petoskey (3-2) travels to
Gaylord to face a winless
Blue Devil squad that is bet-
ter than the record shows
and would love to salvage a
tough season with an upset
victory over VanOrman’s
troops.
Petoskey 33, Cheboygan 14
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The Cardinals' Finnerty,
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at guard and defensive
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It was a successful return to the lineup for Chase Ledingham, shown here generating
some of his 97 rushing yards.
photo by Dan LeDingham
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Tough Tony DeAgostino not only scored three touchdowns
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By Ryan Bokas
It was a wild night of foot-
ball in front of a raucous
crowed Friday night when
Gaylord hosted Alpena. The
Blue Devils started the game
out slow and despite a valiant
effort in the second half
came up short losing by a
score of 36-21.
Alpena was able to score
first with a 52 yard bomb
from quarterback Brady
Marwede to Chandler Bloom
with 26 seconds left in the
first quarter. Gaylord
responded nicely with a
strong drive that resulted in a
Tyler Frisch 1-yard draw to
even up the score 7-7.
The second quarter was
rough for Gaylord as the
Wildcats scored two touch-
downs with Ashton Dever
busting a 52-yard run to day-
light along with a 22 yard
Marwede throw to Jacob
Kline also resulting in a TD.
Then with 53 seconds left in
the half Alpena hit a 37 yard
field goal making the score
24-7 at half. The home
crowed didn’t lose hope in
their team as loud chants of
“we believe that we can win”
were being belted from the
stands.
Senior leader Robb
Hansen came out on fire on
both sides of the ball, coming
up with some huge tackles
on defensive, along with
some tough runs on the
offensive side. Despite Robb’s
effort, Alpena was still look-
ing strong in the start of the
3rd putting together a long
methodical drive that ended
when Dylan Thrasher pow-
ered his way to a TD putting
Alpena up 30-7. Things
looked hopeless for the Blue
Devils when senior quarter-
back, Tyler Frisch had a pass
intercepted late in the 3rd.
Alpena’s momentum was
halted when on the next play
Trent Hunt was able to force
a fumble and recover it.
Frisch took the field look-
ing for a bit of redemption as
he made a great pass to
Leland Huey and then hand-
ed the ball to the shifty soph-
omore running back, Cotton
Neff who took the ball to the
1. Trevor Raymond finished
the drive scoring on a tough
1-yard run.
With the score now 15-30,
Gaylord’s defense came out
inspired getting into Alpena’s
backfield forcing a 3 and out.
This sent the home crowed
into a frenzy as the Blue Devil
offense took the field again.
Cotton Neff showed his elu-
siveness as he came up with a
pair of nifty runs before
Frisch scored again from the
1-yard line making the score
21-30. Gaylord’s defense
showed its teeth again stop-
ping the Wildcat’s offensive
yet again giving the ball back
to Frisch. After a couple of
shorts runs, Gaylord faced a
4th and 9 around midfield
that was stopped when
Alpena’s secondary was able
to make an excellent play on
a Frisch pass.
A late 1-yard QB sneak by
Marwede made the final
score 36-21. Gaylord is in
action again on Friday when
they play Petoskey at home
during the Homecoming fes-
tivities.
Blue Devils Fall to
Alpena
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The Blue Devils' Cotton Neff carries against Alpena behind the blocking of Trent
Hunt (42) and Tyler Frisch (4).
Trevor Raymond sweeps around end to score a TD
with Tyler Frisch (4) and Leland Huey (23) leading
the way.
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Friday's Big North clash at home.
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Johannesburg-Lewiston 22, Central Lake 18
By Mike Dunn
JOHANNESBURG – The
Johannesburg- Lewi st on
Cardinals of coach John Bush
made two of their three con-
version attempts after touch-
downs before an overflowing
Homecoming crowd on
Friday. The visiting Central
Lake Trojans did not make
any conversion and that
proved to be the difference as
J-L defeated the Trojans 22-
18 in a critical Ski Valley
South contest.
“We didn’t make as many
conversions last year as we
should have so we’ve made
that a point of emphasis this
year,” Bush said after the
Cardinals improved to 3-2 on
the season and 2-1 in the
conference.
After losing back-to-back
games to Inland Lakes and
Mancelona in the weeks two
and three, the Cardinals have
rebounded well, defeating
league foes Forest Area and
Central Lake.
This is the second game
this season that was decided
in J-L’s favor on the strength
of conversions. In week one,
J-L held off a rally to edge vis-
iting Atlanta in a barnburner,
28-26.
By beating Central Lake, J-
L keeps itself in the hunt for
the Ski Valley South title and
in a tie with Onaway for sec-
ond place behind unbeaten
Mancelona. J-L travels to
Rudyard (0-5) this coming
Friday before going to
Onaway for another key Ski
Valley South clash on Friday,
Oct. 5.
Bush did not expect the
Central Lake game to be a
cakewalk and it wasn’t.
“It was a tough, physical
game,” Bush said. “Rob
Heeke does a nice job with
those kids (at Central Lake).
They’re always ready to play.
We got up a little on them but
they came back on us. We
had a few missed opportuni-
ties that hurt us but fortu-
nately we were able to hold
them off at the end.”
J-L led 22-6 at halftime.
Fullback Mitch “Howitzer”
Hardy, who amassed an even
100 yards rushing in 17 car-
ries, launched himself to TD
propulsions of 23 yards in the
first quarter and 7 yards in
the second quarter. Scrap-
iron tough senior QB Alex
Payne called his own number
after the second Hardy TD
and bulled his way into the
end zone for the conversion
and a 14-0 lead at that point.
Central Lake responded
with its first TD of the night
when Kyle Hiltunen hooked
up with Matt Sextan for an
11-yard tally but the conver-
sion attempt failed to keep
the score at 14-6.
Shortly before halftime it
was Payne faking into the line
and going over the top to
glue-fingered tight end Jake
Newell for a 16-yard TD strike
on a slant-in play. Payne pro-
duced another conversion
run to make the score 22-6.
That would be all the scor-
ing for the Cardinals even
though they moved twice
into the red zone in the sec-
ond half. The Trojan defense
was resilient and kept J-L off
the scoreboard.
That set up Central Lake’s
fourth-quarter comeback
behind touchdowns of 11
and 3 yards from William
Brockman, the latter TD via a
pass from Hiltunen. The
Trojans were never able to
convert after the touch-
downs, however, and J-L held
onto the 22-18 advantage on
the scoreboard.
J-L got the ball back after
Hiltunen’s toss to Brockman
with 2:14 left to play and ran
the clock out as Hardy and
Dillon Kibby crashed
through the line to move the
chains.
The hard-driving Kibby
collected 83 yards in 13 tries
for J-L while Payne generated
80 yards in 11 attempts and
he was also 4-for-8 through
the air for another 70 yards,
including the 16-yard strike
to Newell. Kibby caught two
for 29 yards and Joe McGuire
grabbed a pretty pass from
Payne for 25 yards to keep
one of the critical first-half
scoring drives alive.
Bush was particularly
pleased with the fierce play
of senior guard and defensive
tackle Dakota Finnerty on
both sides of the ball. The
Cards chewed up the clock
and nursed their lead as they
ran time and again behind
the storming 6-foot-1, 220-
pound Finnerty, the
Cardinals’ Pancake King on
the O-line.
Bush said that even though
Rudyard is winless, he
expects a tough battle going
north across the bridge.
“You look at the films and
they’re not a bad team,” Bush
said. “They throw a lot of dif-
ferent things at you and they
play very hard. We have to go
up there ready to play.”
Cardinals hold off late
Trojan rally
Bush’s Boys make first-half lead hold in critical
Ski Valley South clash; successful conversions
are difference
LANSING -- The Michigan
Department of Natural
Resources announced this
week that, following more
than a year of deliberations
with constituents, scientists
and fishery managers, it
agrees with an inter-jurisdic-
tional recommendation by
the Lake Michigan
Committee to reduce
Chinook salmon stocking by
50 percent lake-wide.
The Lake Michigan
Committee is comprised of
fisheries managers repre-
senting Michigan, Indiana,
Illinois, Wisconsin and five
Michigan tribes that are
party to the 2000 Consent
Decree.
Under the lake-wide plan,
the 3.3 million Chinook
salmon annually stocked in
total in Lake Michigan by the
four states would be reduced
to 1.7 million starting in
2013.
“This reduction is essen-
tial in helping to maintain
the balance between preda-
tor and prey fish populations
in Lake Michigan,” said Jim
Dexter, Michigan DNR
Fisheries Division chief.
“These reductions are neces-
sary to maintain the lake’s
diverse fishery.”
A key factor to Lake
Michigan’s current and
potentially precarious
ecosystem balance is an
increasing presence of wild
Chinook salmon in Lake
Michigan. Streams in
Michigan continue to pro-
duce significant numbers of
naturally reproduced
Chinook salmon and lake-
wide estimates show more
than half of the lake’s
Chinook population is of
wild origin.
Because of the significant
natural reproduction occur-
ring in Michigan, the DNR
will shoulder the majority of
the stocking reduction.
Michigan will reduce stock-
ing by 1.13 million spring
fingerlings, or 67 percent of
the 1.69 million recently
stocked by the state.
Wisconsin will reduce by
440,000; Indiana will reduce
by 25,000; and Illinois will
reduce by 20,000.
This marks the third time
in recent history that stock-
ing in Lake Michigan has
been reduced by the agen-
cies. Previous decisions to
reduce stocking in 1999 and
2006 resulted in maintaining
and improving catch rates.
Fisheries managers believe
this is because natural repro-
duction continues to fill any
available predatory space.
The decision to reduce
stocking is part of an adap-
tive management strategy
that includes a feedback
loop that will monitor cer-
tain indicators in the lake –
such as Chinook salmon
growth. If conditions
improve or get worse, stock-
ing will be increased or
decreased accordingly, and
more quickly.
“This will give the DNR
more flexibility to adaptively
manage the lake,” said Jay
Wesley, Southern Lake
Michigan Unit manager.
“Traditionally, we have made
changes in stocking and
waited five years to evaluate
it, and another two years to
implement changes. Now we
have the ability, through a
defined and accepted
process, to make changes as
they are needed.”
The DNR’s Fisheries
Division will discuss with
constituents this fall how
each stocking location will
be affected by the stocking
reductions. Future site-spe-
cific stocking levels will be
based on natural reproduc-
tion, net pen partnerships,
broodstock needs and
hatchery logistics. Every
existing stocking location
should expect a reduction.
Please visit the Michigan
Sea Grant's website for more
information on the Lake
Michigan Chinook salmon
stocking reduction plan.
Reducing salmon in
Lake Michigan
DNR follows recommendation to reduce
the stocking of Chinook salmon in Lake
Michigan by 50 percent
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Grayling 35, Harbor Springs 21
Swander is super as Grayling rallies from
behind for third time this season
By Mike Dunn
GRAYLING – It was a battle
but the Grayling Vikings pre-
vailed once again on Friday.
The high-powered Vikings of
coach Tim Sanchez rallied
from a third-quarter deficit
to outscore visiting Harbor
Springs 35-21 in a hard-hit-
ting Lake Michigan
Conference clash.
Grayling, coming off an
emotionally charged victory
over Traverse City St. Francis
the week before, pushed its
record to 5-0 overall and 2-0
in the Lake Michigan
Conference. The road doesn’t
get much easier for the
Vikings as they travel to tal-
ented Elk Rapids this coming
Friday, Sept. 28.
Sanchez expected a tough
game from the much-
improved Rams and that’s
just what it turned out to be.
He was also rightfully con-
cerned about a letdown from
his troops after the history-
making victory over St.
Francis.
“Our hats are off to Harbor
Springs,” Sanchez said. “They
have a lot of good athletes,
and they played a great
game. Coach Walker has
them doing the right things
over there.
“I think our guys bought
into their own hype this week
and I take full responsibility
for that,” he added. “I was
very pleased with the way
they responded after losing
the lead in the third quarter,
though.”
Junior David Walker had a
monster game for the visi-
tors, motoring to a game-
high 261 yards rushing in 26
carries and escaping for
elongated TD gallops of 50
and 80 yards in the third
quarter as the Rams rallied
from a 14-7 deficit to take a
21-14 lead.
The Vikings were a bit
shaken and a bit humbled by
the sudden developments
but showed plenty of the
resolve and resiliency that
has come to mark the gritty
Grayling teams of coach
Sanchez and coach Brock
before him.
Grayling responded with
three fourth-quarter touch-
downs behind the heavy
artillery bombardment of
junior gunslinger Jake
Swander and the leg-churn-
ing bursts of strong-striding
senior Ty Jensen.
Swander, gaining more
savvy as signal caller in the
turbo-charged Sanchez
Spread each week, hit on 27
of 40 aerials for a whopping
380 yards with two TD strikes
to Jensen out of the backfield
and another to junior Tyler
McClanahan. Swander shook
off the early-game struggles
and stood tall in the pocket
when it mattered most.
When he wasn’t throwing for
TDs or handing the ball to
Jensen or Scout Tobin for
chunks of yardage, he was
running in a TD himself.
McClanahan, a two-year,
two-way starter for Sanchez,
was simply a terror in this
game for the over-stretched
Ram secondary. T-Mac took
in eight Swander missiles in
all for 131 yards worth of real
estate and a score.
Jensen also grabbed eight
for 118 yards and two scores
and Scout Tobin, the versatile
sophomore with the sandpa-
per hands and the superson-
ic speed, hauled in seven for
116 yards. It’s rare enough at
the high school level (or any
level) to have one receiver
with more than 100 yards but
to have three receivers above
the century mark in the same
game must be quite unusual.
Reliable senior Scott
Parkinson, who weekly does
a lot of the essential behind-
the-scenes stuff like down-
field blocking that doesn’t
always make the stat sheets,
pulled in three for 14 yards.
Jensen juked and jammed
his way to 56 yards rushing in
13 carries with a rushing TD
to go with his two receiving
TDs. Many of those valuable
carries came late in the game
again as the Vikings sought to
move the chains and chew
up the clock.
For O’Connell’s Carnivores
on the defensive side, it was
the linebacker Brandon
Handrich putting the B.H.
Tattoo on Ram ball carriers
13 times and junior Kevin
Harris making a dozen stops
and also grabbing another
interception.
Grayling generated nearly
500 yards of total offense and
Harbor Springs had more
than 400 yards in the wildly
entertaining contest.
Sanchez hopes to have
more of the offensive fire-
works this Friday at Elk
Rapids but a lot less of the
quick strikes from the other
side. The Elks are 3-2 overall
and 2-0 in league play and
they have a recent history of
success against the Vikings.
“We have a lot to work on
before we play an extremely
tough and well-coached
team at Elk Rapids,” Sanchez
acknowledged. “They have
had our number over the
past six years or so and we
will need to be at our best to
have a shot.”
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Senior Ty Jensen sweeps around end to grab some of his team-high 56 yards
rushing against the Rams.
Grayling safety Brandon Latusek attempts an open-
field tackle of Harbor’s dangerous David Walker.
Gunslinger Jake Swander rolls out and launches one of his 27 completions in
Friday’s game.
Blitzing Grayling linebacker Justin Junttila forces the
Ram quarterback to hurry his pass.
Ram running back David Walker (5) is surrounded by
a swarming group of O’Connell’s Carnivores.
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Vikings rally to stay unbeaten
Mio 14, Hillman 9
Devers’ TD burst brings Mio back from 9-8 deficit late in game; Rhoads hits 11-of-18 aerials, hits
Obermiller with TD
By Mike Dunn
MIO – The Mio
Thunderbolts kept their
playoff hopes alive with a
tense come-from-behind
victory over Hillman on
Friday in North Star League
action. The Thunderbolts
improved to 2-3 overall and
2-1 in the league with their
second straight win after los-
ing their first three games of
the season.
Mio led 8-6 after the first
quarter thanks to a pretty 26-
yard hook-up between junior
QB Brad Rhoads and the fly-
ing figure of Chaun
Obermiller followed a two-
point conversion run from
Bryson Devers.
In the fourth quarter,
Hillman booted a field goal
to take a 9-8 lead but the
Thunderbolts rallied in the
final minutes to claim the
tense triumph. It was Devers
coming through again, bust-
ing his way across the goal
line from 12 yards to push the
Thunderbolts to a 14-9 deci-
sion.
Devers dashed, danced
and darted to 74 yards in 15
carries to go with his TD and
conversion. Backfield mate
Aaron Wood whacked and
wailed to 79 yards in 19 tries
against the rugged Tiger
defense.
Rhoads racked up 169
passing yards while hitting
on 11-of-18 aerials and the
crucial TD toss to Obermiller,
who grabbed three tosses for
47 yards. Junior Seth Thomey
took in two passes for 58
yards.
On the defensive side,
Devers was a destroyer at
linebacker, recording 11
tackles. Obermiller put the
muscle on five enemy ball
carriers and also recovered
two fumbles. The Man Eater,
Nick Mangutz, and Aaron Fox
were fast and furious, each
making six stops. Aaron
Georgieff and Ryan Ellul each
had fell on a fumble.
The Thunderbolts will seek
to take another step toward a
possible playoff berth when
they play host to Gaylord St.
Mary (0-5).
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Mancelona 56, Onaway 14
Boo’s Boys use ground assault to break open close game with game-but-outmanned Cardinals
By Mike Dunn
MANCELONA – Unbeaten
Onaway definitely came to
play at Mancelona on Friday.
The speedy Cardinals of first-
year head coach Brian
Whitsitt played inspired ball
and scored a pair of early
touchdowns to keep things
close … for a while.
But Mancelona began to
assert itself before halftime
and the high-powered
Ironmen, employing their
yard-munching, clock-chew-
ing Ground-and-Pound
offensive assault that has
been their trademark in the
Derrer Era, began to pull
away. In the end, the
Ironmen posted a 56-14 tri-
umph to push their record to
5-0 overall and 3-1 in the Ski
Valley South.
Onaway, off to its best start
in a while, fell to 4-1 and 2-1
in the league.
The Ironmen have another
stiff test at home this Friday
when undefeated Pickford
comes calling. The Panthers,
who are part of the Ski Valley
North, are coming off a 32-0
shutout of previously
unbeaten Pellston. Onaway
goes to Pellston this Friday in
a battle of two teams with 4-1
records.
Mancelona, playing before
a large Homecoming crowd,
won its 22nd straight regular-
season game and its 19th
straight league clash.
“They gave us some fits
early in the game,” longtime
Mancelona coach Dan “Boo”
Derrer said of the visiting
Cardinals. “We had a couple
of breakdowns and they took
advantage. We were only
leading 22-14 halfway
through the second quarter.”
Once Mancelona began
percolating, though, it was
difficult for the game-but-
outmanned Cardinals to shut
the door.
Once again it was The
Sheriff, Wyatt Derrer, leading
the posse with a series of
long and short gallops. Wyatt
had a typically efficient
game, scoring five times
while amassing 141 yards
worth of real estate. Junior
fullback Logan Borst busted
and boomed his way to 98
yards in 15 tries and puma-
quick halfback Trevor Ackler
accumulated 83 yards and
scored twice, including a
highlight-reel, spinning,
twisting 10-yard burst near
halftime.
Wyatt’s scores came on
bursts of 12, 7, 16, 14 and 3
yards. Ackler reached the end
zone on sprints of 10 and 11
yards. “Sudden” Sam Day,
one of the promising under-
classmen coming up through
the ranks, smashed his way
to a 27-yard score to close out
the scoring.
Onaway QB Carlos
Bautista was tougher than
raw steak, battling through
pressure to try and make
plays down after down. He
had a nice game, especially
in the first half, connecting
with Rich Hoof Jr. for a 40-
yard score in the first quarter
and tenacious Tommy Auger
from 34 yards in the second
quarter.
Senior defensive end Kevin
Schepperley and Kenny
Burnette each recorded four
tackles to lead the Ironmen
in that category. Junior line-
backer Luke Smigielski made
three-and-a-half tackles and
also had a sack. Derrer and
Dakota Orman each made
three stops.
Derrer was particularly
pleased with the play of the
No. 2 defense, which did not
allow the explosive Cardinals
to score any more points.
Derrer noted the efforts of
the booming Burnette at cor-
nerback along with Nick
Bevins, Sam Day, Jacob Allen
and the dangerous Donald
“Cobra” McCondra.
Derrer was also happy with
the play of sophomore
Keegan Richardson, who
started on the defensive line
and held his own, and junior
Tristan Waters, who started
on the O-line at tackle and
equally held his own. Derrer
also noted the blocking of
tight ends Kevin Schepperley
and Smigielski as well as the
Dark Diesel, Dalton Sulz,
Tristen Fleet, Brandon Scott,
Garrett Derrer and the
Homecoming King himself,
Darrel Kiel.
Senior QB Kyle
Schepperley was sidelined
with an injury during the
game and Derrer didn’t know
if or when he would be avail-
able. If the Ironmen play
Friday against Pickford with-
out Kyle, then junior Jake
Winstead will fill his shoes.
Winstead had a notable JV
career as signal caller and
Derrer said he’s a capable
replacement.
Pickford is coming in with
a 5-0 record. The Panthers
will employ a 5-3 defense and
do their best to shut down
The Sheriff and the
Mancelona running lanes.
On the other side of the
ball, the Panthers run a dou-
ble wing offense that is simi-
lar to Mancelona’s and
they’ve had good success
with it thus far.
“They run a lot of the same
stuff that we do and their
quarterback is pretty fast,”
Derrer said. “They’ll do some
shotgun stuff, too. They’re a
solid football team. They’re
5-0 for a reason.”
Derrer said the game will
be a “big test” for his team.
“It’s a huge game in terms
of playoff points for both
teams,” he said. “I’m pretty
impressed with what I’ve
seen of them on film. We
have to come ready to play
and everybody has to be dis-
ciplined defensively and do
their job.”
Ironmen roll to fifth straight win
Onaway speedster Jason Sigsby breaks free for some big yardage in the first
quarter of Friday’s game.
Mancelona safety Wyatt Derrer (22) looks to defend
the pass against Onaway receiver Jason Sigsby.
Mancelona fullback Logan Borst catches a pass from
Kyle Schepperley and motors toward another first
down.
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Onaway QB Carlos Bautista runs into an Iron Curtain
of defenders including Dalton Sulz (62), Keegan
Richardson (78) and Cameron Rose (75).
ROSCOMMON -- The Kirtland Firebirds’
2012-13 cross-country season is underway
with both the Oakland University and Ferris
State University’s Bulldog Invitationals under
their belt.
On Friday, Sept. 28, Kirtland is hosting a
cross country meet beginning at 3 p.m. The
meet will be held on the main campus near
Roscommon, beginning at the firing-range on
F-97 and following a course through the Red
Pine Natural Area.
The 2012-13 Firebirds’ boys’ roster includes
Gaylord grad Jose Marin along with David
E m e r i c k
(Roscommon), Harley Glover (Atlanta), Zach
Hausler (St. Helen), Michael Sutton (Harbor
Springs), Evan Thomas (Roscommon) and
Steven Wysocki (Hale).
The women’s team includes Dana
Neumann (Charlevoix), Krista Peterson
(Roscommon), Mariah Jones (Roscommon)
and Alyssa Kenyon (Houghton Lake).
For more information about the 2012-13
Firebirds Cross Country team, please contact
Athletic Director Richard Silverman at
richard.silverman@kirtland.edu or coach
Don Haskin at don.haskin@kirtland.edu.
KCC hosts cross country
meet Friday
Gaylord grad Jose Marin is part of Firebirds’
2012-13 roster
GAYLORD — Friday, Oct.
5, is the registration dead-
line to play in the Gaylord
Area Men’s Hockey League, a
recreational adult league, for
the fall 2012 season.
There will be approxi-
mately 18 games played dur-
ing the season, which runs
from Oct. 14 to Dec. 22.
Games consist of three 20-
minute periods.
Depending on the num-
ber of teams, there will be
two games per week, one on
Sunday night and another
on a different night of the
week. No games will be
played between Nov. 14-18
and Nov. 21-24.
The cost to play for skaters
is $270 (split season -
$150.00) and $50 for goalies.
Registration forms are
available on the GAMHL
board at the Sportsplex. If
you would like a form
emailed to you, contact the
league secretary, Corey
Derenzy, at 989-370-8993 or
cpderenzy@hotmail.com.
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Cross Country
Volleyball
Boys take third, girls fifth in 44th annual meet at Delta College;
Charlend is top-10 finisher among boys
By Mike Dunn
BAY CITY – The Gaylord
boys and girls cross country
teams made the annual trip
to Bay City to compete
Saturday in the Al Kayner
Memorial Meet at Delta
College. The Blue Devils
fared well, with the boys tak-
ing third among the 10 Div. 1-
2 schools in the meet and the
girls taking fifth.
In the boys’ race, Gaylord
seniors Charlend Howard
and Nate Fischer were a pow-
erful 1-2 punch, both finish-
ing right on their times from
last year even though the
course was wet and slower
than a year ago.
The hard-driving Howard
earned a top-10 finish, taking
sixth overall in 10:18.8 while
Fischer came in 11th in
10:29.0.
Coach Jeff Kalember was
also pleased with the per-
formance of “much
improved” third man Sterling
McPherson as the junior
came in 24th in 10:48.1 with
teammates Josh Green
(10:55.9, 27th) and Ian
Callison (11:04.6, 31st) close
behind.
Sophomore Collin
Monusko (11:07.2, 33rd) and
Chris Ryan (11:34.1, 44th)
rounded out the top seven
for the Blue Devils.
“The boys times and places
were better than last year and
we're also much deeper than
last season which is a great
thing to be at this point in the
season,” Kalember reported.
“Considering that we quali-
fied for the state finals last
year, we should be on track to
do it again. Our pack of 3-4-
5-6-7 is tight and if anyone
has an ‘off day’ then some-
one else is right behind to
step in, that's hugely reassur-
ing. This marks the boys’ 13th
win at Delta in the last 16
years.”
Katelynn Dreyer and Maria
Warren also gave the Gaylord
girls a formidable 1-2 punch
at the top. Katelynn claimed
11th overall in 12:47.2 and
Maria was 21st in 13:20.7.
“I think both Kate and
Maria had good days, espe-
cially Kate; she was almost 25
seconds faster than last year
on a slower course and it
looks like all-regional honors
might be possible for her,”
Kalember said.
Geena Duff (13:39.3, 31st)
and Ellen Seidell (13:39.7,
32nd) were right behind in
the third and fourth spots for
Gaylord.
“These two gals have been
working extremely hard in
practice and are consistently
close to Kate and Maria,”
Kalember said. “Erin
Borgeson (14:02.9, 38th) and
Noelle Warren (14:16.5, 41st)
rounded out our varsity scor-
ing with great finishes also.
Noelle continues to come
back from a serious Achilles
injury and has run pain free
the last week, if we can get
her close to Geena and Ellen,
our prospects for regionals
begin to look brighter.”
In the JV meet Grace Porta
had an outstanding race fin-
ishing fourth and by time was
Gaylord’s third overall finish-
er, just ahead of Geena and
Ellen.
“Grace could make an
impact on our varsity if this
sort of running continues,”
Kalember said.
In the boys JV race Ian
Rudel was 11th, just missing
varsity points for the team.
“Ian has worked hard in his
first year of cross country and
could make an impact on our
varsity also,” Kalember said.
The Gaylord boys take off at the start of the annual Al
Kayner Memorial Meet at Delta College.
The Gaylord girls are off and running Saturday at the
start of the meet at Delta College.
Here’s the schedule of
schools planning to cover
varsity athletic events, which
will be available at MHSAA.tv
shortly after each game’s
conclusion (as of Sept. 24):
Hale at Hillman - Girls
Volleyball - Thursday
Harbor Springs Harbor
Light Christian at Ellsworth -
Girls Volleyball - Thursday
Rogers City at Hillman -
Football - Friday
Iron River West Iron
County at Calumet - Football
- Friday
Traverse City St. Francis at
Charlevoix - Football - Friday
Oscoda at Lincoln-Alcona
- Football - Friday
Indian River Inland Lakes
at Central Lake - Football –
Friday
Petoskey at East Lansing –
Boys Soccer - Saturday
Through last Saturday
(Sept. 22), the Student
Broadcast Program had post-
ed 164 events of all types of
athletic and non-athletic
events occurring between
the schools involved in the
program since the beginning
of the school year. There
were 63 productions last
week – 24 of them athletic
events; the remainder pro-
grams ranging from daily
announcements and news to
village meetings. Last year’s
student-produced events
totaled 2,474 over the entire
school year.
Nearly 60 schools are
involved in the School
Broadcasting Program.
Schools interested in becom-
ing a part of the program
should contact John Johnson
at the MHSAA office.
I-Lakes game featured on MHSAA.tv
Bulldogs’ game at Central Lake is part of this week’s broadcast package;
Petoskey at East Lansing soccer also on list
By Mike Dunn
PELLSTON – The host
Hornets hammered out an
impressive 25-16, 25-14, 25-
14 triumph over Ski Valley
rival Bellaire on Tuesday of
last week. Pellston pushed its
league mark to 4-0 and its
overall record to 26-5-4.
While super setter Abbie
Welch fed the machine up
front, the Hornet gals kept up
a steady assault. It’s no secret
that Victoria Rybinski has
been a fearsome force at the
net for the Hornets this sea-
son. Against Bellaire,
Rybinski visited “Rip City”
eight times.
Mackenzie Wright had the
right stuff, too, rapping out
seven kills with two blocks
and middle hitter Tori Kirsch
put the Ka-Boom down six
times. Emma Dunham and
Karly Smith cracked out
three apiece.
Abbie served up more
sweet deliveries than a box of
chocolates in the match,
acquiring 24 assists. Abbie
was a boomer at the stripe,
notching three aces, and
Dana Zulski put the Zoom on
three aces.
When Rybinski wasn’t vis-
iting Rip City, she was rack-
ing up a team-high 16 digs.
Abbie brought in 11 digs and
Zulski came up with 10.
Hornets hammer out SVC victory
Sweep of Bellaire gives Pellston a 4-0 record in league; Victoria visits Rip City eight times
Blue Devils fare well in Delta Invite
MANCELONA
HOMECOMING!
Mancelona celebrated
Homecoming on
Friday with all the
usual festivities and
lots of verbal encour-
agement for the fans
from the fired-up
cheerleaders. The
2012 Homecoming
Queen named at half-
time is the lovely Kallie
Derrer and the 2012
King is senior lineman
Darrel Kiel.
Photos by
Dave Baragrey
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Bear Basketball Starts for Boys and Girls
Classes Begin
October 6
Deadline to register for
Bear Basketball is October 6,
2012. The program is avail-
able to both boys and girls
Kindergarten through 6th
grade. This is the 26th year
for Bear Basketball hosted
each year at the Otsego
County Community Center
in Gaylord.
A new addition to the pro-
gram this year is a Skills Class
for boys and girls grades
Kindergarten through
Second grade. The K-2nd
class will be held on Saturday
mornings from 10:30 am to
Noon for 4 weeks, October
6th – 27th. Instructors for the
skills classes will be former
Gaylord Varsity Basketball
coaches, Kelli Parker and Pat
Enders. Cost for the K-2 Skills
class is just $5.00 and
includes a t-shirt.
Bear Basketball funda-
mental class for boys and
girls in grades 3 - 6 starts
Saturday, October 6th, 2012.
This is a 6 week series of
hour-long classes held each
Saturday at the Otsego
County Community Center
on South Center Street in
Gaylord. 3rd grade class
begins at 1:00pm; 4th grade
at 2:00pm; 5th & 6th grade at
3:00pm. 3rd thru 6th grade
boys and girls pay just $15
per player and includes a
player’s shirt. The registra-
tion fee includes both this fall
training class and the winter
league.
The popular Bear
Basketball league for 3rd, 4th,
5th and 6th grade boys and
girls is scheduled during
January and February.
The Bear Basketball league
has been very popular over
the years attracting more
than 450 basketball players.
It is expected to attract close
to 500 players again this year
as interest in youth basket-
ball increases throughout the
area.
Students from all area
school districts are welcome
to attend. 3rd grade class is
from 1pm until 2pm, 4th
grade is 2pm until 3pm, 5th
and 6th grade class is from
3pm until 6pm each Saturday
afternoon, October 6 through
November 10.
Registration forms for the
fundamental classes and
league are available at the
Community Center, 215 S.
Center St. in Gaylord; at the
Weekly Choice office 112 E.
Sixth St. Gaylord or online at
www. BearBasketbal l . org.
Registration deadline is
October 6, 2012
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By Mike Dunn
RUDYARD – It was a nice
bounce-back win Friday for
Inland Lakes against an
opponent that is much
tougher than its record indi-
cates. The Bulldogs of coach
Stan Schramm traveled north
of the bridge to take on Ski
Valley North foe Rudyard and
left town with an impressive
38-16 victory.
I-Lakes, coming off a lop-
sided loss to league power St.
Ignace, snapped a two-game
losing streak while improving
to 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the
conference. The host
Bulldogs played inspired ball
but slipped to 0-5 and 0-3.
Hard-driving senior run-
ning back Cody Bonilla blast-
ed, busted and boomed his
way to 157 rushing yards in
13 carries and two long TD
sprints to his credit. Bonilla
broke loose for scoring jaunts
of 57 and 36 yards as I-Lakes
racked up more than 400
yards of net offense on the
night.
Schramm was pleased with
his team’s intensity and espe-
cially the play of the line.
"Our offensive line did a
really nice job up front,"
Schramm said. "I'm really
proud of our kids. We came to
play."
Bonilla wasn’t the only one
racking up the real estate for
the visiting Bulldogs.
Christian Wallace was in
Cruise Mode as well, careen-
ing and crashing his way to
80 yards in 10 carries. Strong-
striding senior Jordyn
Smeltzer helped the cause
also, journeying to a 6-yard
score and a two-point con-
version. C.J. Ogden delivered
a two-point conversion also.
Senior Shane Bacon siz-
zled as signal caller in this
one. Bacon, moved from full-
back to quarterback, was
sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel
with his air strikes, hitting on
4-of-5 for 47 yards and he
also tallied on a 12-yard run
around end.
Nick Howery grabbed two
Bacon bits for 30 yards and
he also caught a two-point
conversion.
“Bacon is a good leader out
there,” Schramm said.
On the other side of the
ball, the visiting Bulldogs
also had some standouts.
Rawhide-tough sophomore
Stanley Schramm stalked
enemy ball carriers like an
FBI agent breaking the case,
bringing down Rudyard ball
carriers 10 times. Howery
and Bonilla each made eight
stops.
Triston Long was not short
on contributions, either,
making an interception.
Bonilla and Smeltzer also
had interceptions.
“Defensively I thought we
also played very well,”
Schramm said.
The Bulldogs have a big
non-league clash coming up
this Friday when they travel
to Central Lake. The Trojans,
who are much better than
their 1-4 record shows, are
coming off a tough 22-18 loss
at Johannesburg.
Pickford 32
Pellston 0
PICKFORD – Pellston’s
winning streak was finally
snapped on Friday by a very
tough league foe. The
unbeaten Hornets of first-
year coach Ben Schley trav-
eled north to take on the
unbeaten Pickford Panthers
in a Ski Valley North clash
and it was the Panthers pre-
vailing 32-0.
The Hornets slipped to 4-1
and 2-1 while Pickford
improved to 5-0 and kept
itself in the hunt for the Ski
Valley North title with
unbeaten St. Ignace.
Pellston has relied on the
grinding running attack fea-
turing the hard, quick bursts
of fullback Justin Price and
halfbacks Nick Nathan and
Jake Friedenstab but on this
night the Panthers had the
gaps covered and would not
allow the Hornets to break
free and do their usual dam-
age on the ground.
Senior quarterback Austin
Wright guided the Hornets to
the shadow of the goal line
on the first possession of the
second half but the drive was
stopped a foot short.
Wright connected on 5-of-
9 tosses for 84 yards, includ-
ing a pretty 41-yard hook-up
with angular Dale Stark to
bring the Hornets into the
red zone during the third-
quarter drive. Tim Somers
pulled in a 33-yard toss from
Wright.
Active senior linebacker
Jared Rieman recorded a
team-high 12 tackles for the
hard-hitting Hornets. Kurtis
Spencer and Friedenstab
struck for 10 stops each and
senior Travis Matthews, a
two-way trench warrior for
the Hornets week in and
week out, made seven stops
while Sterling Sydow struck
for six.
Pellston, which has not
done this well since 1995, has
another tough assignment
this Friday when Onaway (4-
1) comes calling. The
Cardinals of coach Brian
Whitsitt are coming off a 56-
14 loss at Mancelona.
Forest Area 22
Gaylord St. Mary 18
GAYLORD – It turned out
to be a tough Homecoming
night on Friday for the host
St. Mary Snowbirds against
Ski Valley South foe Forest
Area. The Warriors came in
winless but were able to leave
town with a hard-fought 22-
18 triumph.
The Snowbirds of coach
Denny YoungeDyke slipped
to 0-5 and 0-3 in the league
with the tough loss and the
road doesn’t get much easier
as this Friday when they go
on the road to face always-
tough Mio. The Thunderbolts
(2-3) are coming off a 14-9
victory over Hillman and will
be looking to win to keep
their playoff hopes alive.
Forest Area coach Josh
Merchant inserted his best
athlete, senior Justin Burke,
at running back for the St.
Mary game and the move
paid immediate dividends as
Burke battled to positive
yardage on virtually every
carry and scored all three of
the Forest Area touchdowns.
“He ran over us, around us
and through us,”
YoungeDyke said. “We just
weren’t able to tackle him.”
One of Burke’s touchdown
was a kickoff return after St.
Mary had taken the lead in
the second quarter.
For the game, St. Mary
scored three times and Forest
Area scored the same num-
ber of times but the visiting
Warriors made two of their
three conversion attempts.
Slick St. Mary junior run-
ning back Nick Harrington
had another strong perform-
ance in the loss, turning on
the afterburners and motor-
ing to TD bursts of 10 and 28
yards. The elusive
Harrington, one of the bright
spots for the Snowbirds this
season, amassed more than
100 yards rushing again.
The other St. Mary TD
came when strong-armed
senior QB Charles Strehl
stood tall on the pocket and
fired a strike to fellow senior
tight end Matt Spyhalski on a
slant-in over the middle. The
versatile Spyhalski took the
ball in stride and powered his
way into the end zone to
complete the 16-yard score.
Spyhalski, another of the
Snowbird athletes who lays it
all on the line week after
week no matter what the
score, grabbed four passes
from Strehl for 63 yards in the
contest.
The Snowbirds visited the
red zone three other times
without scoring.
“We moved the ball and
got into position to score but
we ended up shooting our-
selves in the foot,”
YoungeDyke said.
In the end, it came down to
stopping Burke and the
young Snowbirds couldn’t
contain him.
“We started off the game
rally well,” YoungeDyke said.
“We had 82 yards rushing in
the first quarter. Then they
started running No. 10
(Burke) and we couldn’t stop
him. He was spectacular. He
ran the kickoff back and it
was downhill from there.”
Spirited sophomore defen-
sive end Orion Beningo and
strong-pushing senior defen-
sive tackle Stephen Hare
each recorded nine tackles to
lead the Snowbirds. Senior
linebacker Nick Lochinski,
another high-impact player,
had two interceptions.
JV
Mancelona 36
Onaway 6
ONAWAY – The Mancelona
JV squad of coach Doug
Derrer scored twice in the
third quarter to break open a
close game on Thursday,
Sept. 20, and ultimately
defeat scrappy host Onaway
36-6 in a Ski Valley South
clash.
The game was tied at 6
after the first quarter and
Mancelona led just 14-6 at
halftime before scoring 16
points in the third quarter
and adding another touch-
down in the fourth quarter.
It was the super-charged
V.W. of the young Ironmen,
sophomore quarterback Cole
Vanwagoner, helping to lead
the way to victory once
again. Cole crossed the goal
line with a 5-yard burst off-
tackle in the first quarter and
a 1-yard plunge to paydirt in
the third quarter in addition
to engineering the complex
Mancelona running attack.
Cole also contributed big
time on defense, making two
interceptions.
Halfback Chase Wilcox
churned up the turf with
some hard-charging drives of
his own, taking the ball from
Vanwagoner and stomping
and striving to 163 hard-
earned yards on 19 attempts
with TD runs of 7 and 28
yards to his credit. Fullback
Tyler Fults fought his way to
55 yards in 14 carries with a
2-yard power push to the end
zone and a pair of two-point
conversion bursts.
Fults was ferocious on
defense as well, accounting
for a team-high eight tackles.
Nick Biehl was a beast, mak-
ing three tackles with a fum-
ble recovery, and C.J. Short
was long on impact as well,
making three stops with a
fumble recovery.
Central Lake 36,
Johannesburg-Lewiston 34
CENTRAL LAKE – Two of
the top JV teams in the Ski
Valley clashed head-to-head
on Thursday, Sept. 20, when
unbeaten Johannesburg-
Lewiston traveled to Central
Lake. It was the host Trojans
pulling this one out in dra-
matic fashion, 36-34.
The Cardinals of coach Joe
Smokevitch led 34-28 late in
the third quarter but Central
Lake put the only points on
the board in the fourth quar-
ter, tying the score when ver-
satile Luke Seaney surged
over from a yard out and then
going on top when Seaney
got the ball again and piled in
for the two-point conversion.
Seaney was solid for the
Trojans, busting his way to
103 yards on 24 carries with
TD runs of 5, 6 and 1 yards on
his stat line to go with a pair
of conversion runs.
It was a tough loss for the
previously undefeated
Cardinals, who still put up
impressive offensive num-
bers. J-L did the Smokevitch
Stomp down the field, as
usual, grinding out the yards
with stubborn determination
behind the “May Day Attack”
of Ethan May and Nick May
along with the bruising bash-
es of “Lunch Truck” Logan
Huff and the elusive dashes
of QB Brandon Huff.
Ethan May mashed and
muscled his way to a team-
high 108 yards on 12 tries
with TD gallops of 25, 11 and
14 yards. Nick May was a
nightmare to the opposition
also, bashing and smashing
his way to 81 yards in 13 car-
ries with an 11-yard TD.
“Lunch Truck” Logan lum-
bered to 35 yards in six
attempts with a conversion
run when he wasn’t barreling
over would-be tacklers to
lead the way for the May
boys.
Cerebral Brandon Huff did
his usual masterful job of
engineering the complex
wing-T assault of the
Cardinals. He also accumu-
lated 43 yards in 10 carries
with a TD and a conversion
run.
J-L stamped to 279 yards
rushing in 45 carries in the
contest to go with five TD
runs and two successful con-
versions.
On the defensive side,
Brandon Huff covered the
field like fertilizer, taking part
in a whopping 18 tackles!
Ethan May put the Mangle
on eight ball carriers and also
came up with two fumble
recoveries. Joel Kussrow put
the Ka-Bam down 10 times
with a tackle for loss and
Brandon Butler put the
“Butler Boom” on 10 Trojan
ball carriers. The Vlasic
Vacuum, Trevor Pickelmann,
was powerful in the trenches
once again, making six stops,
and Gary Murphy made nine
tackles with a tackle for loss.
I-Lakes battles past visiting Bulldogs
Bonilla busts loose for 157 yards and two TDs; Pellston loses for first time;
Snowbirds bow in tough one
Football Roundup
Week 5:
Petoskey 33, Cheboygan 14
Alpena 36, Gaylord 21
Forest Area 22, Gaylord St. Mary 18
Grayling 35, Harbor Springs 21
Inland Lakes 38, Rudyard 16
Johannesburg-Lewiston 22, Central Lake 18
Mancelona 56, Onaway 14
Mio 14, Hillman 9
Pickford 32, Pellston 0
Week 6:
Cheboygan (3-2) at Alpena (1-4)
Petoskey (3-2, 1-2) at Gaylord (0-5, 0-3)*
Gaylord St. Mary (0-5) at Mio (2-3)
Grayling (5-0, 2-0) at Elk Rapids (3-2, 2-0)*
Inland Lakes (2-3) at Central Lake (1-4)
Johannesburg-Lewiston (3-2) at Rudyard (0-5)
Pickford (5-0) at Mancelona (5-0)
Onaway (4-1) at Pellston (4-1)
* League
FOOTBALL
SCHEDULES
CHEBOYGAN (3-2)
Aug. 23 – GAYLORD 42-7 W
Aug. 30 – MARQUETTE 21-34 L
Sept. 7 – Standish-Sterling 42-7 W
Sept. 14 – LUDINGTON 55-27 W
Sept. 21 – at Petoskey 14-33 L
Sept. 28 – at Alpena
Oct. 5 – SAULT STE. MARIE
Oct. 12 – BENZIE CENTRAL
Oct. 19 – at St. Ignace
GAYLORD (0-5, 0-3)
Aug. 23 – at Cheboygan 7-42 L
Aug. 30 – T.C. ST. FRANCIS 13-28 L
Sept. 8 – at T.C. West* 14-48 L
Sept. 14 – at Cadillac* 6-33 L
Sept. 21 – ALPENA* 21-36 L
Sept. 28 – PETOSKEY*
Oct. 5 – at Ogemaw Heights*
Oct. 12 – T.C. CENTRAL*
Oct. 19 – at St. Johns
* Big North
GAYLORD ST. MARY (0-5, 0-3)
Aug. 24 – HILLMAN 14-27 L
Aug. 31 – PELLSTON 18-31 L
Sept. 7 – Central Lake* 22-34 L
Sept. 14 – ONAWAY* 20-31 L
Sept. 21 – FOREST AREA* 18-22 L
Sept. 28 – at Mio
Oct. 5 – MANCELONA*
Oct. 12 – at Johannesburg-Lewiston*
Oct. 19 – at Atlanta
* Ski Valley South
GRAYLING (5-0, 2-0)
Aug. 23 – at Roscommon 28-20 W
Aug. 30 – HOUGHTON LAKE 47-6 W
Sept. 7 – at Charlevoix* 27-13 W
Sept. 14 – T.C. ST. FRANCIS 28-20 W
Sept. 21 – HARBOR SPRINGS* 35-21 W
Sept. 28 – at Elk Rapids*
Oct. 5 – at Kalkaska*
Oct. 12 – EAST JORDAN*
Oct. 19 – at Boyne City*
* Lake Michigan Conference
INLAND LAKES (2-3, 1-2)
Aug. 24 – at Onaway 0-28 L
Aug. 31 – at Johannesburg-Lewiston* 34-28 W
Sept. 7 – PICKFORD 14-36 L
Sept. 14 – ST. IGNACE* 6-58 L
Sept. 21 – at Rudyard* 38-16 W
Sept. 28 – at Central Lake
Oct. 5 – PELLSTON*
Oct. 12 – at Rogers City*
Oct. 19 – MANCELONA
* Ski Valley North
JOHANNESBURG-
LEWISTON (3-2, 2-1)
Aug. 24 – ATLANTA 28-26 W
Aug. 31 – INLAND LAKES 28-34 L
Sept. 7 – at Mancelona* 0-22 L
Sept. 14 – at Forest Area* 60-8 W
Sept. 21 – CENTRAL LAKE* 22-18 W
Sept. 28 – at Rudyard
Oct. 5 – at Onaway*
Oct. 12 – GAYLORD ST. MARY*
Oct. 19 – PELLSTON
* Ski Valley South
MANCELONA (5-0, 3-0)
Aug. 24 – at Elk Rapids 20-14 W
Aug. 30 – at Rudyard 49-6 W
Sept. 7 – JOBURG-LEWISTON* 22-0 W
Sept. 14 – at Central Lake* 45-6 W
Sept. 21 – ONAWAY* 56-14 W
Sept. 28 – PICKFORD
Oct. 5 – at Gaylord St. Mary*
Oct. 12 – FOREST AREA*
Oct. 19 – at Inland Lakes
* Ski Valley South
MIO (2-3, 2-1)
Aug. 24 – at Whittemore-Prescott 6-57 L
Aug. 31 – Muskegon Heights 18-25 L
Sept. 7 – ATLANTA* 16-46 L
Sept. 14 – AuGRES-SIMS 38-30 W
Sept. 21 – HILLMAN* 14-9 W
Sept. 28 – GAYLORD ST. MARY*
Oct. 5 – at AuGRES-SIMS*
Oct. 12 – at Hale*
Oct. 19 – ROGERS CITY
* North Star League
ONAWAY (4-1, 2-1)
Aug. 24 – INLAND LAKES 28-0 W
Aug. 30 – at Rogers City 50-12 W
Sept. 7 – FOREST AREA* 41-8 W
Sept. 14 – at Gaylord St. Mary* 31-20 W
Sept. 21 – at Mancelona* 14-56 L
Sept. 28 – at Pellston
Oct. 5 – JOHANNESBURG-LEWISTON*
Oct. 12 – at Central Lake*
Oct. 19 – PICKFORD
* Ski Valley South
PELLSTON (4-1, 2-1)
Aug. 24 – at Forest Area 13-6 W
Aug. 31 – at Gaylord St. Mary 31-18 W
Sept. 7 – ROGERS CITY* 7-6 W
Sept. 14 – RUDYARD* 31-8 W
Sept. 21 – at Pickford* 0-32 L
Sept. 28 -- ONAWAY
Oct. 5 – at Inland Lakes*
Oct. 12 – at St. Ignace*
Oct. 19 – at Johannesburg-Lewiston
* Ski Valley North
PETOSKEY (3-2, 1-2)
Aug. 24 – at Sault Ste. Marie 21-0 W
Aug. 31 – OGEMAW HEIGHTS* 34-8 W
Sept. 7 – CADILLAC* 14-44 L
Sept. 14 – at T.C. Central* 0-40 L
Sept. 21 – CHEBOYGAN 33-14 W
Sept. 28 – at Gaylord*
Oct. 5 – T.C. West*
Oct. 12 – at Alpena*
Oct. 19 – MENOMINEE
* Big North
The Gaylord area Punt,
Pass & Kick competition was
held Monday, Sept. 24. With
over 100 participants, young
people from all around the
area competed for the right
to move on to sectional
competition. The winners
from each category are listed
below.
Girls
6-7
1. Rebecca Sircely: 47’2”
2. Emily Kurncz: 26’3”
8-9
1. Melissa Tomko: 126’11”
2. Gracie Blust: 112’
3. Morgan Monchilov:
83’11:
10-11
1. Savanna Gapinski:
234’10”
2. Emma Cherry: 139’11”
3. Haeli Petty: 104’0”
12-13
1. Emma Gapinski: 134’7”
Boys
6-7
1. Isaac Hopp: 92’11”
2. Donovan Blust: 85’11”
3. Luke Enders: 83’10”
8-9
1. Travis Tomko: 162’7”
2. Griffin Lompra: 152’7”
3. Sam Sircely: 150’9”
10-11
1. Ethan Huey: 267’10”
2. Bryce Neff: 234’1”
3 Triston Przelslawski:
228’11”
12-13
1. Joel Wilson: 333’0”
2. Jordan Gapinski: 288’1”
3. Parker Rey: 253’7”
14-15
1. Chase Pawlanta: 219’7”
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THURSDAY: Ezekiel 34:24-26 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 24 And I, the Lord, will be their God,
and My servant David will be prince among them; I the Lord have spoken. 25 “I will make a
covenant of peace with them and eliminate harmful beasts from the land so that they may live
securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. 26 I will make them and the places around My hill
a blessing. And I will cause showers to come down in their season; they will be showers of blessing.
FRIDAY: Ecclesiastes 5:18 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 18 Here is what I have seen to be good and
fitting: to eat, to drink and enjoy oneself in all one’s labor in which he toils under the sun during the
few years of his life which God has given him; for this is his reward.
SATURDAY: Isaiah 35:3-6 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 3 Encourage the exhausted, and strength-
en the feeble. 4 Say to those with anxious heart, “Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will
come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you.” 5 Then the eyes of
the blind will be opened And the ears of the deaf will be unstopped. 6 Then the lame will leap like a
deer, And the tongue of the mute will shout for joy. For waters will break forth in the wilderness And
streams in the Arabah.
SUNDAY: Psalm 42:1 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 42 As the deer pants for the water brooks, So
my soul pants for You, O God.
MONDAY: Genesis 27:30-33 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 30 Now it came about, as soon as Isaac
had finished blessing Jacob, and Jacob had hardly gone out from the presence of Isaac his father,
that Esau his brother came in from his hunting. 31 Then he also made savory food, and brought it to
his father; and he said to his father, “Let my father arise and eat of his son’s game, that you may
bless me.” 32 Isaac his father said to him, “Who are you?” And he said, “I am your son, your first-
born, Esau.” 33 Then Isaac trembled violently, and said, “Who was he then that hunted game and
brought it to me, so that I ate of all of it before you came, and blessed him? Yes, and he shall be
blessed.”
TUESDAY: Jeremiah 17:7-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) 7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in the
Lord And whose trust is the Lord. 8 “For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its
roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not
be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit. 9
“The heart is more deceitful than all else And is desper-
ately sick; Who can understand it? 10 “I, the Lord,
search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each
man according to his ways, According to the results of his
deeds.
WEDNESDAY: 1 Timothy 6:17 New American Standard Bible
(NASB) 17 Instruct those who are rich in this present world
not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty
of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all
things to enjoy.
A
PASTOR’S PERSPECTIVE
Pastor
Steve
Scheer
LifeChurch
Gaylord
Deer season is right around the corner. How I look forward to it each year.
Deer hunting for me is about the great outdoors, the colors, the large variety
of woodland creatures, communing with God, and the camaraderie of good
friends. Some 36 years ago my wife presented me with a Darton bow for my
birthday and the adventures began. I have bagged many deer during that
time. An 11- point “Pope and Young “ shot in Otsego County in 1986. As the
years went by some of my kids took up deer hunting as well.
A few years ago my daughter Carlye and I sat together on opening day
gun season. It was her first time with a gun. On the way out to the stand we
had a flat tire. Isn’t that the way it goes? As we got into our stand the all-
important sunrise had already occurred. After just a few minutes a beautiful
big doe with no fawns came through. I watched as my daughter made a
great shot and not 30 minutes later a nice buck presented itself as well. It
doesn’t get much better than that. As the years have gone by I appreciate in
all so much more. I find, like so many have, just to be “out there” is awe-
some. Time well spent.
The greatest joy of being in the woods is that I get to spend time with God
. The 6-8 hours a week in a deer stand is a great way to connect with God. A
time of just talking to Him. Sharing your life, your struggles, your needs, and
the good things in your life as well. It allows me to listen, after I pray, listen
to His impressions in my spirit. Prayer is two-sided...Our conversation and
HIs.
Jeremiah 33:3 says, "Call upon me and I will answer you."
Thoughts on...What do you enjoy the most about being in
the woods on October 1 / the first day of bow season??
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Being out in
God's creation
and relaxing
until the buck
shows up.
Dr Mark
Drogowski,
Cheboygan
I enjoy the
quietness.
Winona Hay,
Petoskey
The peace and
quiet and the
aticipation of
all the scouting
and preparation
coming to
fruition.
Mark Thomas,
Petoskey
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AUTOMOBILES
2002 Pontiac Grand Am. 4 door, 4
cyl. Payments as low as $99 a
month. Petoskey Auto Group, Nobody
Sell For Less 2215 N. US-31,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-6080.
www.petoskeyautogroup.com
AUTOMOBILES
2003 Honda Accord LX. 4 cyl.
Loaded. Payments as low as $99 a
month. Petoskey Auto Group, Nobody
Sell For Less 2215 N. US-31,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-6080.
www.petoskeyautogroup.com
2004 Ford Taurus. Great MPG in a
mid size car. Payments as low as $99
a month. Petoskey Auto Group,
Nobody Sell For Less 2215 N. US-31,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-6080.
www.petoskeyautogroup.com
2005 Subaru Impreza RS. 4 cyl, auto.
27 mpg. Payments as low as $99 a
month. Petoskey Auto Group, Nobody
Sell For Less 2215 N. US-31,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-6080.
www.petoskeyautogroup.com
2006 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA. 4 door,
Auto, 2.5L, new tires plus 2 new snow
tires, front wheel drive, new brakes,
198K, $4,200, KBB price, $5,500.
Gaylord, 989-239-1483
2009 Chevy HHR. Air, cruise, power
windows, keyless entry. Drive Now
Auto Sales, 2215 US Highway 31 N
Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone 231-347-
3200
I BUY CARS! Wrecked or in need of
mechanical repair, 1995 and up.
Gaylord area. 989-732-9362
Rent-to-own vehicles at Tailored
Enterprises in Petoskey. Toll Free
888-774-2264 or 231 347-3332.
www.tailoredenterprises.com. Also,
We have scooters on sale now
BOATS & MARINE
BOAT SHRINKWRAPPING, winterizing
and storage. Parts & Service.
Precision Motor Sports & Marine,
Waters. 989-731-5050
CLASSIC AUTO
1976 Mercury Monarch 2 door
coupe. 6 Cylinder, stick shift, power
steering. Good condition. $2,795
OBO. 989-732-7431
CASH FOR OLD CARS. Please don't
send to crusher. Michel's Collision &
Restoration 231-348-7066
FOR SALE: 1940 FORD PICKUP. 231-
348-7066
COMPUTERS & OFFICE
COMPUTER GIVING YOU
HEADACHES? Call Dave the
Computer Doc at 989-731-1408 for
in-your-home or business repair, serv-
ice, upgrades, virus and spyware
removal, training.
Hon File cabinets. 5 drawer lateral.
$250. 989-939-7045. Call 9am-9pm
WEB SITE HOSTING as low as $4.95
a month. Have your web site hosted
with a local business, not someone
out of state or overseas. Local host-
ing, local service. Go to
www.MittenHosting.com. Safe and
secure. Small or large websites.
FIREWOOD & WOODSTOVE
DREFFS FIREWOOD/HARDWOOD.
Split. Call for details 989-732-5878
or 989-858-6485
FIREWOOD & WOODSTOVE
FIREWOOD B.MOEKE. Order now pay
later, within 30 miles of Boyne City.
231-631-9600 call text or
b_moeke@hotmail.com
TOTAL WOOD HEAT. Safe, clean, effi-
cient and comfortable Outdoor Wood
Furnace from Central Boiler. Double L
Tack 989-733-7651
FREE ITEMS
HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE AWAY?
Free items classified ads run free of
charge in the Weekly Choice. Call
989-732-8160 or e-mail your ad to
Dave1@WeeklyChoice.com.
FRESH FOOD
12 Different Healthy, Daily lunch spe-
cials. Just $6.99. BROS BISTRO. Exit
270, Waters
FAMOUS TURKEY DINNERS.
Breakfast, 7 - 11:30am. Gobblers of
Gaylord, 900 S. Otsego, 989-732-
9005
LUNCH CATERING, Pulled pork sand-
wich or chicken salad wrap with
chips, only $6 person. BROS BISTRO.
Exit 270, Waters. 989-705-1800
FURNITURE
COMPUTER DESK, $5. Couches, end
tables, lamps, TV stands, books,
clothing. Lots of miscellaneous. See
at Strawberry Patch resale store,
downtown Mio. 989-826-1503
GREAT ROOMS is now wholesaling
mattresses to the public. Prices
begin at $119. 148 W. Main St.
Downtown Gaylord, corner of Main
and N. Court St. www.greatroomsgay-
lord.com. Call 989-748-4849
GARAGE & YARD SALE
EVERYTHING IS $1 or less (well
almost everything). FRIDAY - SATUR-
DAY. 9am - 3pm. Selling items from
abandoned storage units. 1 new unit
just added. Furniture, clothes, house-
hold, knick knacks, toys, something
for everyone. APS Mini Warehouse.
112 East Sixth St. Gaylord.
FREE CLASSIFIED ADS! Post your
Garage Sale for free at
www.MichiganMoneySaver.com. Buy
and sell in Northern Michigan. This
even creates a map to show where
your Garage Sale is located.
GUNS
Cash for Rifles & Shotguns. Also want
old fishing tackle. 989-390-1529
Deer rifles, Steyr 1903 Mannlicher
Schnoenauer, 30/40 Krag Carbine,
22 cal rifles, 12, 20 and 410 ga.
pump shotguns, couple Old
Winchesters and some Browning,
Colt, Hi-Standard and S&W handguns
from my private collection. Permit
required for handgun purchases.
Please call (989) 335-3195
GUN SHOW, SATURDAY, OCTOBER
13, 2012 from 9am to 3 pm, at the
Mio Community Center, 309 9th St.,
Mio, MI. 1 block South and two
blocks East of the M33/M72 stop-
light. (behind Rite-Aid). Admission
$5.00. Children under 12 free when
accompanied by an adult. All Federal,
State and Local Laws apply. Contact
Bud at (989) 335-3195
HELP WANTED
Advertising Sales – Boyne City – Part
Time Salesperson. The best candi-
date will be friendly and enjoy helping
local businesses create print adver-
tising to help them reach consumers
throughout Northern Michigan with
our newspapers and associated
products. Work your own schedule.
Good commission rate. Must have
computer, Internet access and
dependable transportation. E-mail
info to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
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As Chevrolet prepares to make way for an all-new Impala for the 2014
model year, Chevrolet is offering a Luxury Edition Package on LT retail
and fleet models for 2013.
Consistently a
top-seller in the
U.S. large sedan
segment, the
Chevrolet Impala
has built a reputa-
tion for providing
large-car roomi-
ness, fuel-efficien-
cy, dependability,
safety and comfort
at a value price. As
Chevrolet prepares
to make way for an
all-new Impala for
the 2014 model
year, Chevrolet is
offering a Luxury
Edition Package on
LT retail and fleet
models for 2013. It includes front leather
seating surfaces, heated driver and front
passenger seats, a full year of SiriusXM
Satellite Radio and other comfort and
convenience features.
The Impala’s exterior and interior con-
vey sophistication, roominess and quali-
ty. Family-friendly features such as flip-
and-fold rear seats with armrests (stan-
dard on LTZ and LT) reveal a storage tub
under the seat when the cushions are
flipped forward, for stashing items. A
generous pass-through from the trunk
can be created by flipping the seat bot-
toms forward and the seat backs flat.
The Luxury Edition Package also
includes front leather seating surfaces,
heated driver and front passenger seats,
front passenger six-way power seat
adjuster, inside rearview auto-dimming
rearview mirror, Universal Home Remote
and outside heated power-adjustable
mirrors.
Impala provides the outstanding safety
performance expected of a family sedan.
The 2011 model achieved the federal
government’s top frontal crash test rat-
ings of five stars. Impala is the only large
sedan that includes OnStar, which can
automatically send emergency help to a
crash.
Safety begins with an enhanced struc-
ture that is designed to absorb crash
energy and provide a protective “safety
cage” around occupants. Other features
include:
- Six standard air bags include side
curtain air bags, which provide head
protection for outboard passengers in
the event of a side-impact or rollover
crash
- StabiliTrak electronic stability control
system helps reduce the risk of rollover
crashes by keeping the vehicle in the dri-
ver’s intended path by applying throttle,
braking or a combination of both
- Standard four-wheel-disc brake sys-
tem featuring smooth, quiet operation,
longer pad life and more resistance to
brake pulsation
- Improved steering control while
braking due to standard anti-lock brakes.
The system also includes Electronic
Brake Force Distribution, which helps
provide optimum braking regardless of
load, traction or braking speed
- Pre-tensioners minimize forward
movement during a collision, and are
standard on the front safety belts. Load-
limiting retractors cinch the belt more
tightly
- Standard remote keyless entry sys-
tem provides a second function for the
red panic button. Drivers can use it to
locate their cars without sounding the
panic alarm.
A 3.6L V-6 DOHC direct injection
engine with variable valve timing and
E85 FlexFuel capability is standard on all
Impala models. It is rated 300 horsepow-
er (224 kW) and delivers an EPA-estimat-
ed 30 mpg highway. A six-speed auto-
matic transmission also contributes to
the Impala’s fuel efficiency.
For 2013, Crystal Red Tintcoat, avail-
able on LT and LTZ, joins Impala’s exist-
ing colors of Silver Ice Metallic, Black,
Summit White, Victory Red and Ashen
Gray Metallic.
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Location from GayIord, MI: From I-75, Exit 282, turn right (W. Main St.), go 1/2 mile to 3rd stop light, turn left (North) on
N. Center Ave. (Old 27), go 8 miles to 7928 Old 27 (just before blinking light on the right).
Location from VanderbiIt, MI: From I-75, Exit 290, turn left on Mill St. (Old 27), go over viaduct, go 8/10 mile to just past
blinking light to 7928 Old 27 (on the left).
OTSEGO COUNTY. Go to Map Quest on the Internet for directions.
ANTIQUES/COLLECTIBLES: Lots of costume jewelry,
Fur coats, Pictures, Books, Rocking chair, Porcelain
wash basin, Blue canning jars, Wooden cabinet, Beer
steins, Silver coffee pot set, Trunk, Knick knacks, Dresser
& mirror, Cast iron flat iron, Wood chairs, Corn planter,
Lightning rod, Round metal table, Cast iron frying pans,
Butter churn, Glass heart shaped table top, Stained glass
window, Silverware, Hat box w/hats, Oil painting, Trunks,
Adding machines, Lots of antique pictures, Mirrors,
Brass headboard & footboard, Bottles, Jugs, Milk can,
Several crocks, Medicine bottles, Green electric insula-
tors, Colored drinking pitchers, Oil lamps, White wood
cabinet, Marble top dressers, Green dresser w/mirror,
Several boxes of canning jars, Misc. dressers w/mirrors,
Wood china hutch, Tools, Wood doors, Tap & die set,
Thor metal wash basin, Sickle, Log rolling equipment,
Pipe cutter, Cow bell, Octagon wood table, Display case,
Surveying equipment, The Story of the Dionne Quitu-
plets magazine, Carole Lombard’s Life Story magazine.
HOUSEHOLD/FURNITURE: Couches, Desk, Wood
porch chair, Lamps, Small refrigerator, Dressers, Night-
stand, TV, Wood tables & chairs, Clocks, Teapot, Double
bed frame, Several bed frames, Lots of glassware, Drop
leaf table, Green wooden cabinet.
MANY MORE ITEMS TOO NUMEROUS TO
MENTION!
REAL ESTATE TO BE AUCTIONED OFF DAY OF
AUCTION AT 1:00 P.M. SHARP.
Stone house, newer metal roof, full basement, attic, 5
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, w/5 beautiful wooded lots.
TERMS FOR REAL ESTATE ONLY: $5,000 CASH DEPOSIT DAY
OF SALE NON-REFUNDABLE, NON-RETURNABLE AND A 2%
BUYER’S PREMIUM. CLOSING WITHIN 30 DAYS AFTER AUC-
TION. TAXES WILL BE PRO-RATED FOR 2012. PURCHASE
AGREEMENT MUST BE SIGNED DAY OF AUCTION. YOU MUST
HAVE PRE-ARRANGED FINANCING THROUGH YOUR BANK.
BERTHA FALES
ESTATE AUCTION
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2012
9:30 A.M.
TERMS: Cash, check or credit card with proper ID day of auction. Nothing to be removed from the premises until settled for. Not responsi-
ble for accidents or injuries during auction or while removing auction items. Not responsible for theft. Everything to be sold "As Is". Every-
thing to be removed day of auction. No warranty impressed or implied. Statements made day of auction take precedence over printed
matter. Vinecki Auction Service & Garbara Auction Serivce acting as sales agents only. Visa, Master Card & Discover cards accepted.
Auctioneers: Virgil Vinecki & Dale Gabara
VINECKI AUCTION SERVICE - GAYLORD, MI
GABARA AUCTION SERVICE - GRAYLING, MI
GIVE US A CALL! 989-732-4996 or 810-841-4641
WEB SITES: vineckiauction.com and gabaraauctionservice.com
September 27, 2012 Choice Publications ... The Best Choice! • Page 9-B
HELP WANTED
Advertising Sales – Charlevoix – Part
Time Salesperson. The best candi-
date will be friendly and enjoy helping
local businesses create print adver-
tising to help them reach consumers
throughout Northern Michigan with
our newspapers and associated
products. Work your own schedule.
Good commission rate. Must have
computer, Internet access and
dependable transportation. E-mail
info to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
Advertising Sales – Cheboygan – Part
Time Salesperson. The best candi-
date will be friendly and enjoy helping
local businesses create print adver-
tising to help them reach consumers
throughout Northern Michigan with
our newspapers and associated
products. Work your own schedule.
Good commission rate. Must have
computer, Internet access and
dependable transportation. E-mail
resume to Office@WeeklyChoice.com
Advertising Sales – Gaylord – Full
Time or Part Time Salesperson. The
best candidate will be friendly and
enjoy helping local businesses create
print advertising to help them reach
consumers throughout Northern
Michigan with our newspapers and
associated products. Work your own
schedule. Good commission rate.
Must have computer, Internet access
and dependable transportation. E-
mail resume to
Office@WeeklyChoice.com
Advertising Sales – Grayling – Part
Time Salesperson. The best candi-
date will be friendly and enjoy helping
local businesses create print adver-
tising to help them reach consumers
throughout Northern Michigan with
our newspapers and associated
products. Work your own schedule.
Good commission rate. Must have
computer, Internet access and
dependable transportation. E-mail
resume to Office@WeeklyChoice.com
Feature Writer – Grayling/Lewiston/
Mio – Report positive news and write
feature stories. Experienced writer
and photographer a plus. Must have
Digital camera, computer and posi-
tive outlook. E-mail info and samples
to Dave at
Office@WeeklyChoice.com.
FULL TIME Auto & Truck Salesperson.
Retail sales experience is helpful and
preferred but we will consider train-
ing the right candidate. Must be hon-
est, hardworking, outgoing, punctual
and dependable. Must have current,
unrestricted Michigan driver's
license. Includes benefits. Apply in
person. Scheer Motors Chevy, Buick,
Chrysler, Dodge, Ram & Jeep.
HOME BASED BUSINESS in Northern
Michigan that really works. No
Investment needed. Make up to
$1,200 a month part time working 6
hours a week. Green technology.
www.myvollara.com/willis1. Call 989-
619-7289
News Reporter – Boyne City – Attend
and report on local governmental
meetings, school board and local
news reporting. Experienced writer
and photographer a plus. Must have
Digital camera and computer. E-mail
info and samples to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
News Reporter – Boyne Falls –
Attend and report on local govern-
mental meetings, school board and
local news reporting. Experienced
writer and photographer a plus. Must
have Digital camera and computer. E-
mail info and samples to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
News Reporter – Charlevoix – Attend
and report on local governmental
meetings, school board and local
news reporting. Experienced writer
and photographer a plus. Must have
Digital camera and computer. E-mail
info and samples to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
News Reporter – East Jordan –
Attend and report on local govern-
mental meetings, school board and
local news reporting. Experienced
writer and photographer a plus. Must
have Digital camera and computer. E-
mail info and samples to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
News Reporter – Ellsworth – Attend
and report on local governmental
meetings, school board and local
news reporting. Experienced writer
and photographer a plus. Must have
Digital camera and computer. E-mail
info and samples to Dave at
Office@CharlevoixCountyNews.com.
HELP WANTED
SCHOOL BUS DRIVERS. Mancelona
Public School is taking applications
for bus drivers and substitute drivers.
CDL required (with S, P and air
brakes endorsements) or will train
qualified candidates. Must pass FBI
background check and remain drug
free. Applications available at
Superintendent’s Office, 112 St.
John Street, Mancelona.
Sports Writer – Gaylord area – Sports
Reporter to cover local sports.
Independent Contractor position
requires experienced writer and pho-
tographer. Must have Digital SLR
camera, computer and love sports. E-
mail info and samples to Dave at
Office@WeeklyChoice.com.
Sports Writer – Grayling area –
Sports Reporter to cover local sports.
Independent Contractor position
requires experienced writer and pho-
tographer. Must have Digital SLR
camera, computer and love sports. E-
mail info and samples to Dave at
Office@WeeklyChoice.com.
Sports Writer – Petoskey/Cheboygan
area – Sports Reporter to cover local
sports. Independent Contractor posi-
tion requires experienced writer and
photographer. Must have Digital SLR
camera, computer and love sports. E-
mail info and samples to Dave at
Office@WeeklyChoice.com.
HOMES FOR RENT
For Rent: 2 bedroom mobile home.
Natural gas heat, washer and drier
and trash pickup included.
$500/month. Call M-F between 11-5
FOR RENT: 3 Bedroom home in coun-
try. $600 month plus utilities. Phone
231-525-8541
THREE BEDROOM HOME on Otsego
Lake Drive is available immediately.
Please contact C. Marcinkewciz at
231-796-5099 during the after-
noons.
HOMES FOR SALE
NORTHLAND HOMES – We sell
Energy Star homes. Give us a call for
an appointment. 989-370-6058
HOUSEHOLD
GERTA'S DRAPERIES: Everything in
Window Treatments Free estimates
and in home appointments.
Established 1958. Call 989-732-
3340 or visit our showroom at 2281
South Otsego Ave., Gaylord.
LP Hot water tank. 40 gallons with
power vent. $100. 989-350-5318
MANUFACTURED HOMES
For Rent or Sale on Contract. 3
Bedroom Manufactured home. $500
down, $500 month. Gaylord area
MSHDA approved 989-966-2037
NEW & REPOS: Double-Wides, 16's,
14's. Take anything on trade.
Financing available. A complete line
of parts. www.michiganeast-
sidesales.net. 989-966-2037
MISCELLANEOUS
$3.79 Breakfast; $5.99 Lunch;
$6.99 Dinner. Daily Specials at
Gobblers of Gaylord, 900 S. Otsego,
989-732-9005
Anger Monuments & Markers. Senior
Discounts Available. email anger-
monuments@yahoo.com. 231-587-
8433. Mancelona. In home appoint-
ments available.
BROS BISTRO CATERING. Prime Rib
meal, $12 person. BROS BISTRO. Exit
270, Waters. 989-705-1800
BROS BISTRO. Sunday - Thursday
evening special. 2 eat for $9.99. Exit
270, Waters
CATERING: Gobblers Famous Turkey
meals. Only $6 person. Gobblers of
Gaylord, 900 S. Otsego, 989-732-
9005
COME and check out our selection of
Bent & Dent merchandise. Country
Corners Bulk Food, Kittle Rd, Mio
FREE CLASSIFIED ADS! Sell your
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call 989-732-8160. Distributed
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Roscommon. Northern Michigan's
best choice for buying and selling.
MISCELLANEOUS
Hon File cabinets. 5 drawer lateral.
$250. 989-939-7045. Call 9am-9pm
Salvaged Elm lumber. Remilled to _
of an inch thick. 473 square feet. All
widths. Very pretty, $300. Alanson
area. 231-347-1856
Saturday Night Special, 6oz. Herb
encrusted Prime Rib, $10.69. BROS
BISTRO. Exit 270, Waters
MOTORCYCLES & ATV
WANTED JAPANESE MOTORCYCLES
KAWASAKI: Z1-900, KZ900, KZ1000,
Z1R, Kawasaki Triples, GT380,
GS400, CB750, (1969-75) Cash
Paid, Nationwide Pickup, 800-772-
1142, 310-721-0726. usa@classi-
crunners.com
MUSIC
PIANO LESSONS. Will come to your
home. Gaylord, Grayling, Vanderbilt
area. 989-942-7275
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Reader Advisory: the National Trade
Association we belong to has pur-
chased some classifieds in our
paper. Determining the value of their
service or product is advised by this
publication. In order to avoid misun-
derstandings, some advertisers do
not offer employment but rather sup-
ply the readers with manuals, direc-
tories and other materials designed
to help their clients establish mail
order selling and other businesses at
home. Under NO circumstance
should you send any money in
advance or give the client your check-
ing, license ID, or credit card num-
bers. Also beware of ads that claim to
guarantee loans regardless of credit
and note that if a credit repair com-
pany does business only over the
phone it’s illegal to request any
money before delivering its service.
All funds are based in US dollars.
800 numbers may or may not reach
Canada.
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Medical, business, criminal justice.
Job placement assistance. Computer
provided. Financial aid if qualified.
Centura 800-495-5085
www.CenturaOnline.com
AVIATION CAREER. Train for a career
with the airlines at campuses coast
to coast. Housing available. Call AIM
to apply 877-384-5827
www.fixjets.com
DIVORCE $99 covers children, cus-
tody, property & debts. Uncontested.
Satisfaction guaranteed! Unlimited
customer support. Call 24/hrs. Free
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Job placement assistance. Computer
available. Financial aid if qualified.
Enrolling now. Call Centura 800-463-
0685 www.CenturaOnline.com
HANDS ON CAREER. Rapid training
for aviation maintenance career.
Financial aid if qualified. Job place-
ment assistance. Housing available.
AIM 866-430-5985. www.fixjets.com
HELP LOW INCOME families get a
free cell phone, minutes! Manage
booths, Paid weekly $500-$700.
800-448-9630
HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY DIPLO-
MA! 4 week program. Free brochure
& full information. Call now. 866-
562-3650 Ext. 55. www.southeast-
ernhs.com
THE OCEAN Corp. 10840 Rockley
Road, Houston, Texas 77099. Train
for a new career. Underwater welder.
Commercial diver. NDT/Weld
Inspector. Job placement assistance
and financial aid available for those
who qualify. 800-321-0298.
WANTS TO purchase minerals and
other oil & gas interests. Send details
PO Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201
PETS
DOG TRAX GROOMING. Downtown
Gaylord, 220 Michigan Ave. Call for
your appointment today, 989-705-
TRAX (8729)
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
1993 SCAMP 16’ travel trailer, Fully
equipped, good condition. Can be
pulled with small car. $3,995 OBO.
989-732-7431
2006 28’ Puma 5th Wheel. Rear
kitchen, sofa, dinette, slide-out,
loaded. $9,995. Petoskey RV, 2215
US Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200
New 2012 27’ Puma 5th Wheel. Rear
lounge, sofa, dinette, Super Slide-
out. $18,995. Petoskey RV, 2215 US
Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI 49770.
Phone 231-347-3200
SERVICES
BOAT SHRINKWRAPPING, winterizing
and storage. Parts & Service.
Precision Motor Sports & Marine,
Waters. 989-731-5050
DJ/KARAOKE SERVICE available for
weddings, clubs or parties.
References and information at
www.larryentertainment.com. 989-
732-3933
EFFICIENT HEATING AND COOLING.
Furnaces, Air Conditioning, Sales and
Service. Quality Workmanship 989-
350-1857
FRED'S TV & APPLIANCE SERVICE. 33
years experience. In home service.
989-732-1403
STORAGE
APS Mini-Warehouse of Gaylord has
5x10 units available for just $30 a
month. No long term contract neces-
sary. In town, safe storage. Larger
units also available. Call 989-732-
8160.
BUCK PATH Mini Warehouses start-
ing at $15 month. 989-732-2721 or
989-370-6058
Heated or Cold storage available for
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, 989-
732-0724
SUV
2004 Ford Explorer XLT. 4WD, Drive
Now Auto Sales, 2215 US Highway 31
N Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone 231-
347-3200
2005 Kia Sorento, AWD. Payments
as low as $99 a month. Petoskey
Auto Group, Nobody Sell For Less
2215 N. US-31, Petoskey, MI 231-
347-6080. www.petoskeyauto-
group.com
TRAILERS
FOR SALE: Used 8X10 utility trailer,
$300 obo. Has new 20x8 10 ply tires
and spare, new wire and lights, new
deck, new wheel bearings. Can be
seen at Arthur's Auto Parts & Sales,
1361 W. Main St., Gaylord. 989-732-
6767
TRUCKS
2002 Dodge Ram 4x4. Auto, tonneau
cover, short box, bedliner. Nice truck!
Payments as low as $99 a month.
Petoskey Auto Group, Nobody Sell For
Less 2215 N. US-31, Petoskey, MI
231-347-6080. www.petoskeyauto-
group.com
2002 FORD 4WD AT F-250 Super
duty, crew cab, shortbox, diesel,
185,000 miles. $9,800 obo. 989-
848-2561
2004 Dodge Dakota 4x4 Ext Cab.
Auto, 8 cyl, bedliner. Payments as low
as $99 a month. Petoskey Auto
Group, Nobody Sell For Less 2215 N.
US-31, Petoskey, MI 231-347-6080.
www.petoskeyautogroup.com
VANS
2004 CHEVROLET ASTRO Conversion
van. Excellent physical and mechani-
cal condition. 74,000 miles. Ready to
travel. $13,400. 231-350-0039,
Bellaire
WANTED
8oz. Prime Rib, garden salad, baked
potato, $10. Gobblers of Gaylord,
900 S. Otsego, 989-732-9005
WANTED
BROS BISTRO CATERING. Fresh
smoked ribs, $17 per rack, includes
16oz. Potato salad. Feed 2-3 people.
BROS BISTRO. Exit 270, Waters. 989-
705-1800
FRIDAY NIGHT Pan fried Perch &
Walleye. BROS BISTRO. Exit 270,
Waters
WANTED TO RENT. Deer hunting
property for firearm season for 3
experienced hunters. In Otsego &
Crawford County area. Call Gary, 586-
436-1357
Wanted: Baseball, Football,
Basketball and Hockey cards. Before
1972. 231-373-0842
Wanted: Used Cooking Oil. We will
recycle those large containers of
used cooking oil from your deep fryer.
Maxx Garage. 989-732-4789
Wanted: Used motor oil.
Transmission oil and hydraulic oil.
Maxx Garage. 989-732-4789
daIe j. smith
Associate Broker CRS,
RAM, ABR
Wendie Forman
Associate Broker GRI,
Property Manager
Heather Guss
ReaItor Associate
1349 S. Otsego,
GayIord, MI 49735
(989) 732-2477
www.SmithReaItyGayIord.com
STURGEON RIVER ESTATES!
10 acres and river frontage.
Outstanding building site the great views and
privacy plus, just minutes away from Gaylord
$84,000. MLS #276734
FULLY FURNISHED
Like new complete remodel in 1997. Has R.V. park-
ing with electric and water. Also includes 1/4 share
of lakefront lot with dock on Highland Ave. Fur-
nishings too numerous to list....see inventory.
Move in ready with mower, grill, tools, 2 boats, go
kart, scooter, deck furniture and hot tub.
$109,000. MLS #278640
45’ OF SANDY BEACH
All Sports Otsego Lake!! Super Cute log inte-
rior with cathedral ceiling,Great room,huge
deck and fenced area!2 Bedroom 1 Bath 2
Car garage Call today for your preview!!
$149,000. MLS #278223
BE ONE OF THREE
To enjoy these newly remodeled and furnished
lake front cabins. Sugar sand frontage on an
all sports lake. 2 bedrooms, 2 car garage, and
2 boat docks.Carefree maintenance.
$169,000. MLS #269449
TURN-KEY, MOVE-IN READY
Great Value-newly remodeled 3br, 2bath
home w/ 2-car garage on Bass Lake. Gas
fireplace with river rock hearth in the open
floor plan dining room and family room.
Master suite w/ tub and shower, double
sinks, his and her closets.
$209,000. MLS #273345
HOMESITE IN THE LAKE CLUB
of Hidden Valley. Wooded acreage on private
O’Rourke Lake. 200’ frontage gently sloped to
waters edge.
$300,000. MLS #279669
5 BEDROOM, 4 BATH HOME
Exceptional views of the Lakes golf course as well
as Michaywe Lake. Beautiful woodwork including
built in cabinets, antique fireplace surround,dining
room china cabinet. Game room with wet bar. Full
Finished Lower level with Sauna, Hot Tub and Bar
Area. Over 4400 Sq Ft of Finished living space.
$339,500. MLS #277945
UNBELIEVABLE PRICE
Designer home in Deer Lake Woods. Top line
everything from the efficient mechanical systems
to the custom stained Oak floors, windows and
cabinetry. Marble and Granite touches through-
out. Viking professional gas range and refrigera-
tor. Butler pantry with thermador warming drawer.
$495,000. MLS #275682
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REGISTRATION NOTICE
FOR THE NOVEMBER
GENERAL ELECTION
TO THE QUALIFIED ELECTORS OF OTSEGO
COUNTY, STATE OF MICHIGAN; REGISTER NOW TO
VOTE ON TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2012
All citizens who are residents of Otsego County and have
NOT previously registered to vote must do so with their
city or township clerk before 5 PM on TUESDAY,
OCTOBER 9, 2012. The clerks will be in their offices as
required by law, for this purpose on October 9, 2012
during their regular business hours.
BAGLEY TWP .....................James Szymanski
ELMIRA TWP ......................Susan Schaedig
CHARLTON TWP ................Ivan Maschke
HAYES TWP. .......................Richard Ross
CHESTER TWP....................Melissa Szymanski
LIVINGSTON TWP .............Elizabeth Mench
CORWITH TWP...................Debbie Whitman
OTSEGO LAKE TWP .........Lorraine Markovich
DOVER TWP........................ Janet Kwapis
CITY OF GAYLORD ...........Rebecca Curtis
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Page 10-B • Choice Publications ... The Best Choice! September 27, 2012
By Jim Akans
This week’s feature listing is a real charmer, and as a
bonus, just a short walk from home it offers deeded access
to adjoining lakes for outdoor recreation that can be enjoyed
year round.
Located on a one-acre lot nestled in the woods just a few
miles from Gaylord, this three bedroom, two bath ranch
style home is sharp as a pin. It has approximately 1,768
square feet of living area highlighted by such wonderful
amenities as a magnificent corner fireplace in the main liv-
ing area, a very spacious kitchen with wood flooring that
extends into the dining area, lots of beautiful cabinetry and a
handy center preparation island, and vaulted ceilings.
The floor plan is open and very versatile. Recent updates
include new carpeting and linoleum, plus the interior has
been freshly painted. Outdoors, two large decks, one on the front
and one on the back, provide exceptional spots to sit back, relax, and
enjoy the gorgeous one-acre site.
What a wonderful place to call home, with plenty of privacy, pri-
vate lake access, near state land, yet not far away from the many
shopping, recreational and entertainment options available in
downtown Gaylord. Listed at just $69,900, this home is
also available with land contract terms.
Call Koske Realty today for a private showing. (989)
732-1012 or email john_koske@yahoo.com
weeklychoice
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Office: 989-732-1707 Toll Free: 800-828-9372
1738 S. Otsego Ave., P.O. Box 641 Gaylord, MI 49735
GREAT SQUARE 10
North of Vanderbilt in Woodland Hills sub. Great Building Site
or Hunting Parcel. $19,900. MLS #281401
NEW PRICE ON THIS GREAT GET AWAY OR
RETIREMENT HOME.
Close to Otsego Lake for Summer FUN! 2 Bed, 1 Bath Move In
Condition BOCA with Full Basement and Attached Garage. New
Roof (Nov 2011), Newer Windows, Furnace, Central Air, Hot
Water Heater. Comes Furnished Too. $44,900.
MLS #276289
RICH,
WARM
AND
INVITING
4 Bed, 3 Bath
Sherwood
Forest Home.
Updated
Kitchen with
Stainless Steel Appliances, Lighting. High Quality Laminate
Flooring. Many Windows in Living Room for Light and
Nature Views. 2 Master Suites, 2 Wood Burning Stoves,
Family Room in Basement and Relaxing, Peaceful Wrap
Around Deck. Hot Water Baseboard Natural Gas Heat.
$134,500. MLS #281049
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Laminate and
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Newer Lighting,
Oak Trim, Newer
Slider, Stainless
Steel Appliances,
Newer Washer-
Dryer in Unit
(no sharing with neighbors).All Close to Town and all the
Action. $46,000. MLS #278793
UP NORTH
CABIN APPEAL!
Cozy 2 Bed, 1 Bath
Cabin on Large Lot
with Access to All
Sport Otsego Lake.
Clean, Move In
Condition with Wood
Sided Interior
Appealing to Your Get
Away Nature. Newer 5
Inch Well, Plumbing,
and Septic Field. Recently Upgraded Bathroom and Most
Windows Upgraded as well. Steel Roof and Vinyl Siding for Easy
Maintenance. Shed on Large Concrete Pad Giving You Head
Start on Potential Garage. $54,900. MLS #280198
PEACEFUL
UP NORTH
Custom Built 3
Bed, 3 Bath
Home on 10
Wooded Acres.
Private Setting
Flourishing
with Wildlife
(see Elk-Deer in back yard). New Maple Flooring, Field
Stone Fireplace,T&G Vaulted Ceiling, Built In Appliances,
Wet Bar, Jet Tub, Sauna. Large Deck, Naturally Landscaped,
2 1/2 Car Attached Garage, Car Port and Additional 24x24
Out Building. Close to Gaylord, Petoskey, Boyne Falls.
$335,000. MLS #280633
A SQUARE 160
ACRES
with Trees, Hills,
Trails,Water, Grazing
Land,A Pole Building
and a Gorgeous 2
Story Country
Home. Need I Say
More? Okay, How
About 4 Bedrooms, 3
Baths, Master Suite,
Hardwood Floors,
Fireplace,Woodburner, Zoned Radiant Heat, Full Walkout
Basement, Huge Deck on One Side of Home, Covered Wrapped
Around Deck on Two Other Sides, Huge Pole Bldg with 14 Foot
Doors for RV Storage. $758,000. MLS #272584
Nice – Well Maintained
Rentals Available
2 and 3 bedrooms
Call
989-732-1707
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Featured Home
On the Market
Foreclosure:
There Are
Always
Alternatives
Compliments of Ed Wohlfiel
Part 2 of 2
Values of real estate histori-
cally have had a handful of
downturns or loss in value, most
recently due to the
lending/mortgage meltdown.
Historically... things always
bounce back and believe it or
not, real estate will once again
go up in value.
If you can't continue paying
towards your property or are not
willing to... the good news is
there are still options in today's
market.
Investors
For most people in a "tight"
situation, an investor can feel
like a godsend. Investors have
certain criteria and price points
they need to hit in order to pay
cash for a property, but many
times these same investors buy
at an elevated price or take over
payments on a mortgage when
the balance is higher than favor-
able simply because they don't
have to jump through the hoops
of getting traditional lending to
acquire a property. This many
times can serve as a win/win for
both the homeowner and
investor.
Short Sale
A short sale occurs when the
mortgage balance on a property
is higher than what a property
will retail for. In this situation,
after careful analysis, a lender
may be willing to "short" the
mortgage and take a loss in
order to get the home sold. The
process of a short sale can be
complicated and tedious mak-
ing it necessary to work with a
team that is experienced in such
transactions. Your team may
consist of a Realtor, investor, loss
mitigation negotiator, and title
officer. If and when a short sale
is completed the homeowner’s
debt many times will be settled
in full with no other outstanding
debt.
Deed in Lieu of foreclosure
This is an option that many
real estate professionals will not
fully explain simply because
they do not understand the
process or they are not willing to
because there are never com-
missions or profits in this type of
transaction. This type of transac-
tion occurs when a homeowner
signs the deed back to the lender
without the lender having to go
through the lengthy and expen-
sive process of foreclosure.
Many lenders have different cri-
teria that must be met in order
to complete a deed in lieu but
many times this can be a viable
option.
These are simply options or
alternatives that must be con-
sidered when trying to "unload"
a house in a difficult market.
None of this is to be considered
as professional or legal advice.
Lake Access Home, Gaylord
John Koske, Koske Realty Co., Gaylord (989) 732-1012
Real Estate
Beautiful home with lake
access near Gaylord
REAL ESTATE SALES STATISTICS
Provided to you by and based on information from the Water Wonderland
MLS, Inc. for the period September 9, 2012 through September 16, 2012.
(RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES ONLY)
DAYS DOLLAR VOLUME NUMBER OF NUMBER OF
COUNTY ON MARKET SOLD UNITS SOLD UNITS AVAILABLE
Alcona 464 $46,500 1 52
Alpena 212 $962,500 9 338
Antrim 87 $87,000 2 58
Cheboygan 301 $991,675 6 579
Crawford 199 $275,000 6 215
Mackinac 202 $16,500 1 76
Montmorency 161 $336,000 3 221
Oscoda 115 $198,500 3 173
Otsego 107 $983,055 9 421
Presque Isle 379 $659,000 6 264
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