GAYLORD – Old rivals, a

lot of familiarity, and plenty
of new.
Gaylord and Cheboygan
kicked off the 2013 high
school football season a
week ago, and there were
plenty of highlights, plenty
to be excited about. And,
plenty to work on.
The game marked the
return of coach Will Cleaver
to the Blue Devil sideline
after a five-year hiatus.
The Chiefs unveiled a new
offense for the first time in
decades. And, as is always
the case on opening night,
several potential stars
emerged.
Now, both teams look
ahead under the old adage
that a football team makes
its greatest strides in
improvement between its
opener and its second game.
For the Chiefs, 19-13 win-
ners over the Blue Devils, it’s
on to Marquette, where they
will see a steadily improving
program that opened with a
31-23 non-league win over
Traverse City Central.
For the Blue Devils, who
were a combined 3-33 over
the previous four seasons,
it’s a trip to perennial-power
Traverse City St. Francis. But
with a renewed vigor and
outlook that things are head-
ed in the right direction with
Cleaver back in charge, and
a slew of young and talented
players on the roster.
In the short term, both
Cleaver and his Cheboygan
counterpart, Jack Coon,
know there is plenty to shore
up before they put their
respective squads back on
the field on Friday.
“The big thing is we
learned some things both
coaching-wise and player-
wise,” Cleaver said in reflect-
ing on the loss to the Chiefs.
“You could obviously see
that we’ve got some players.
Cotton Neff and Shane
Foster are exciting to watch.
“We have some big boys
up front and we have, defen-
sively, coverage-wise, we’re
pretty salty as far as covering
the pass and that kind of
thing.”
Cleaver added, “The fact
that we have some players is
exciting going forward.
There’s a lot of kids who are
playing who are younger. I’m
encouraged by that. I think
that the struggle we have is
we need to learn how to fin-
ish, and I think it was very
obvious that we don’t know
how to do that yet.”
Neff, a junior, rushed for
194 yards and a touchdown
against the Chiefs, while
Foster, a sophomore, added
99 on just eight attempts.
In all, Gaylord finished
with 409 yards in total
offense and 19 first downs,
and Neff ran 8 yards for a
touchdown on the game’s
opening drive.
But the Blue Devils twice
turned the ball over deep in
Cheboygan territory, and
they surrendered a pair of
huge scoring plays, both
courtesy of Ben Pearson.
And while Coon and his
coaching staff have their
own issues to deal with as
they prepped for Marquette,
the vibe, understandably,
was more upbeat after an
opening-night road victory.
Winning, after all, will do
that.
“I’d say we were pleasantly
surprised,” said Coon, who
took the wraps off a new
offense in which Chief quar-
terback Luke Harrington
operated from the shotgun
and, in most cases, spread
several receivers across the
line of scrimmage in stark
contrast to Cheboygan’s
longtime bread-and-butter
wing-T offense. “We had no
turnovers, very few penal-
ties, no (illegal) procedures,
no misalignments.
“Those are the things that
we looked at that really
stood out, that left us with a
real pleasant smile on our
faces.”
That said, Coon, in his
26th year as Cheboygan’s
coach, knows better than to
paint a completely rosy pic-
ture. There’s a lot of football
left, and one game – win or
lose – does not a season
make.
“The new offense, we did-
n’t get as much productivity
as we wanted,” he said.
“We’re going to go through
some growing pains. We
know what we want, our kids
know what we want, and
we’ll get there.”
Cheboygan got plenty
from Pearson, a senior who
matched the speedy and
slashing Neff in highlight
reel plays.
Pearson finished with 163
yards rushing on just seven
attempts, caught five passes
for 47 yards, and returned a
punt 70 yards for a touch-
down.
Pearson’s electrifying punt
return late in the first quar-
ter knotted it at 7-7.
Cheboygan seized a 13-7
lead when DJ Sayers bulled
in from 4 yards out midway
through the second quarter.
Barely two minutes later,
Gaylord punter Brad Byrne
pinned the Chiefs on their
own 1-yard line with a 41-
yard punt. But Pearson
swung momentum back to
the Chiefs when, on the very
next play, he bolted 99 yards
untouched for a TD to make
it 19-7.
Down two scores at the
break, Gaylord responded in
the second half, and moved
the ball effectively. But two
critical turnovers cost the
Blue Devils dearly.
Gaylord drove to the
Cheboygan 6-yard line on its
first second-half possession,
but Cheboygan’s Harrington
intercepted Blue Devil quar-
terback Steven Fitzek to end
the threat.
Again, the Blue Devils
came back. This time on a
Foster 74-yard TD run dur-
ing which the hard-charging
sophomore broke several
tackles. That left it 19-13
with just over four minutes
left in the third.
Gaylord then went on a
13-play march from its own
17-yard line to Cheboygan’s
13. On first down, the Blue
Devils fumbled and
Cheboygan’s Hunter Filice
pounced on the loose ball,
giving the Chiefs possession
at their own 8 with more
than 8 minutes remaining.
The Blue Devils never
threatened again.
“The one thing that really
made me feel good about
our team is I didn’t sense any
panic out there,” Coon said.
“At times they were moving
the ball, and I still felt confi-
dent in the defense. We got a
good hit and good tackle …
and when that ball came
out, there were four white
shirts getting after it. You
pursue to the ball and great
things are going to happen.
“Those things are telling
signs of the capabilities and
the character of your team.”
The two turnovers, Cleaver
said, were telling of where
his Blue Devils are at this
point in time. He added that
there were also several pass-
drops and penalties – one
that negated a touchdown –
that haunted his team.
“You can’t be successful
and do that,” he said. “When
you get the opportunity to
pin it on them, you’ve got to
do it, you’ve got to seal the
deal.
“Just being able to finish
people off like that I think is
critical. It goes back to kind
of what I’ve said over the
past few weeks, our kids are
learning how to win. There’s
a lot to winning. You don’t
just walk out on the field and
win. There’s things behind
all of that that help you win
and part of that is being con-
sistent and playing a full
four quarters and having
that sense of urgency to put
the ball in the end zone.
“You can’t (make big mis-
takes) and win ball games,
especially with as tough a
schedule as we have. It’s not
like we have a pushover
schedule.”
Neither team does.
After the Chiefs go to
Marquette, they play host to
Escanaba in their home
opener. The Blue Devils will
play host to Standish-
Sterling, a playoff team a
year ago, after their trip to
Traverse City, then entertain
West Branch Ogemaw
Heights, which also made
the playoffs a year ago,
advancing to a regional
championship game.
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GAYLORD ST. MARY
The Snowbirds'
Human Hurricane
slashed, thrashed and
dashed through
Hillman defenders for
363 yards rushing and
4 TDs and also tossed
for 178 yards and 4
TDs in the St. Mary
season opener.
Cheboygan’s Pearson, Gaylord’s Neff
shine in opening-night dandy
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Cheboygan senior Ben Pearson (left) turns upfield as Gaylord's Zach Hayner
(49) and Leland Huey (23) pursue Friday during the Chiefs' 19-13 season-
opening victory over the Blue Devils. Pearson scored two touchdowns to lead
Cheboygan, which goes to Marquette on Friday, Sept. 6. The Blue Devils go
to Traverse City St. Francis the same night.
Chiefs spoil Cleaver’s return to
Blue Devil sideline
Photo by RDSPoRtSPhoto.com
Gaylord junior Cotton Neff churns out yardage Friday in a
19-13 season-opening loss to Cheboygan. Neff finished
with 194 yards rushing to lead the Blue Devils.
Photo by RDSPoRtSPhoto.com
Cheboygan's DJ Sayers bulls into the end zone
through Gaylord's Leland Huey (23) and Collin
Watters (26) on Friday. The Chiefs defeated the Blue
Devils, 19-13, in the season-opener for both schools.
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Week 1:
Cheboygan 19, Gaylord 13
Hillman 55, Gaylord St. Mary 54
Grayling 31, Roscommon 6
Inland Lakes 14, Onaway 7
Tawas 35, Johannesburg-Lewiston 14
Elk Rapids 35, Mancelona 0
Whittemore-Prescott 66, Mio 12
Pellston 28, Forest Area 20
Sault Ste. Marie at Petoskey 23, Sault Ste. Marie 7
Week 2:
Cheboygan (1-0) at Marquette (1-0)
Gaylord (0-1) at T.C. St. Francis (0-1)
Gaylord St. Mary (0-1) at Pellston (1-0)
Grayling (1-0) at Houghton Lake (0-1)
Johannesburg-Lewiston (0-1) at Inland Lakes (1-0)
St. Ignace (0-1) at Mancelona (0-1)
Tawas Area (1-0) at Mio (0-1)*
Rogers City (0-1) at Onaway (0-1)
Hastings (0-1) at Petoskey (1-0)
* League
By Mike Dunn
HILLMAN – Wow!! What a
game.
The Kevin O’Connell Era at
St. Mary got started on a very
exciting note but unfortu-
nately for the Snowbirds it
wasn’t a winning note. St.
Mary lost a heart-pounding
thriller 55-54 at the field of
Hillman on Thursday, Aug.
29.
The game between
Hillman, which has made the
playoffs five of the past six
seasons and hasn’t had a los-
ing record since 2005, and
the Snowbirds, who were
coming off a winless season
in 2012, turned out to be a
showcase for the playmakers
on both sides.
And St. Mary senior Nick
Harrington was the chief
playmaker.
Harrington made his varsi-
ty debut at quarterback and
simply scorched the Tiger
defense. Hillman could do
nothing to stop Harrington,
who was a human hurricane
with the ball in his hands,
wreaking havoc on the Tigers
virtually every time he
touched the ball.
Harrington slashed,
smashed, crashed and
dashed 27 times for a whop-
ping 363 yards worth of rush-
ing real estate and four
touchdowns in the contest
and he also hit on 9-of-21
aerials for another 178 yards
and four more touchdowns.
It was one of the most pro-
lific games ever recorded
among prep teams in
Michigan in terms of com-
bined yardage.
And yet it still wasn’t
enough to get the win on a
night when Hillman also
flexed its offensive muscles
and made plays at critical
junctures. The Tigers rallied
from a 54-48 deficit to over-
take St. Mary in the final min-
utes.
O’Connell could certainly
take solace from the fact that
his team was a huge under-
dog heading to Hillman and
very nearly pulled out a vic-
tory but the Snowbird coach
would much rather have pre-
ferred the “W.”
“It hurts so bad, it really
does,” O’Connell said in a
phone interview on Sunday
evening. “There were a lot of
positives we can take away
from the game but we made
so many mistakes defensive-
ly. I give Hillman credit for
making plays when they had
to but we helped them out by
being out of position too
many times. We got whistled
for being off-side six times
and that’s inexcusable.
“The bottom line is we
were not disciplined enough
and not physical enough. We
have got to get better defen-
sively to achieve our goals
this season. There’s no way
around that.”
On the other side the ball,
Harrington’s game was
something extraordinary.
The speedy senior’s
exploits may have caught the
Tigers by surprise and even
some of the Snowbird faith-
ful. O’Connell wasn’t a bit
surprised, however.
“Harrington is a very
tough, very smart football
player,” O’Connell said. “He
wants the ball in his hands
and as a coach you’re really
comfortable knowing here’s a
kid who makes great reads
and can run and pass.
“He made great reads all
night long against Hillman
and they weren’t able to do
anything to stop him. The
offense clicked. The runners
were running, the receivers
were catching and
Harrington was wearing his
Superman cape.”
Harrington split the
defense with a perfectly
thrown missile that Jack
Lochinski hauled in for a
sudden 57-yard TD strike
midway through the fourth
quarter to give the Snowbirds
the lead.
Hillman responded late in
the game, though, when
Kenny Kulcan broke free and
raced 73 yards for what
would prove to be the win-
ning touchdown in the see-
saw battle.
The Snowbirds attempted
a final comeback but
Harrington’s last pass of the
game was intercepted with
46 seconds to go. Harrington
kept the final drive alive tem-
porarily with a 24-yard scam-
per on fourth down but the
Tigers’ safety Dylan Ross
made a critical play for the
Hillman defense on a night
when the defense struggled
mightily.
Harrington also hooked up
with Lochinski for a 45-yard
TD on the first play from
scrimmage and he found
rangy senior Charles Strehl
for TD strikes of 15 and 22
yards in the game. Lochinski
had three grabs for 109 yards
to lead the way. Strehl pulled
down three for 47 yards and
senior Anders Marquard had
three catches out of the back-
field for 21 yards.
Among Harrington’s four
gallops to the end zone were
runs of 43, 72 and 34 yards in
the second half.
Fullback Carmen Juneac
also had a productive game
for the Snowbirds, plowing
and propelling himself for-
ward for 60 yards on 15 tries.
O’Connell noted the strong
play of the front line featur-
ing Geoff Wind, Cole Loffer,
Brendan Nowicki, Willie
Canfield and Kyle Koski.
O’Connell was also pleased
with the downfield stalk
blocking of Strehl.
One of the few bright spots
defensively for the Snowbirds
was the play of cornerback
Adam Nowicki and defensive
backs Marquard and
Harrington, who made a ton
of tackles between them.
Kulcan gained 181 yards
rushing for the Tigers and QB
Tyler Jones passed for 179
yards and three TDs.
Next up for St. Mary is a
rugged road date with
Pellston on Friday, Sept. 6.
The Hornets are big and
aphysical up front and they
like to line it up and run the
ball down their opponents’
throats. They are coming off
a hard-fought 28-20 victory
over visiting Forest Area.
Pellston employs a varia-
tion of the wing-T.
“They run power, they run
toss, they pull the guard and
pull the tackle,” O’Connell
said. “That’s what they do
and they’re good at it. They’re
big, strong and physical.
“We have to match them
physically and be disci-
plined,” he added. “We have
to much tougher and more
disciplined that we were with
Hillman.”
Pellston’s first priority
defensively will be to some-
how corral Harrington the
human hurricane.
Fortunately, the Snowbirds
are not one-dimensional. If
Harrington draws a group of
Hornet defenders like a mag-
net on every snap, it could
open the doors for tailback
Marquard and fullback
Juneac to have big nights tot-
ing the ball.
Harrington goes wild but St. Mary
suffers heartbreaking 55-54 loss in
O’Connell debut
Jack Lochinski motors to the end zone to complete a 45-yard TD strike as team-
mate Charles Strehl (14) provides an escort.
Photo by Jim RutkowSki
Angular senior receiver Charles Strehl goes high to
make an outstanding catch in spite of good coverage.
Photo by Jim RutkowSki
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HARRINGTON’S INCREDIBLE NIGHT
* St. Mary’s Human Hurricane at QB had a MONSTER
game against Hillman, rushing 27 times for 363 yards
and 4 TDs and passing for 178 and another 4 TDs
* Harrington combined for a whopping 541 yards and 8 TDs
in the 55-54 loss to the Tigers and had TD bursts of 43,
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Senior speedster Nick Harrington fights his way through Hillman defenders to
amass some of his 363 yards rushing.
MIO – The Mio
Thunderbolts will have to
regroup as they prepare
week No. 2 of the high
school varsity football
season, after a crushing
66-12 loss to the visiting
Whi t t emore- Pres cot t
Cardinals on Thursday,
Aug. 29.
The Thunderbolts (0-1
overall) were too kind in
hosting the Cardinals in
the season-opener for
both teams, as W-P (1-0
overall) was allowed to
jump out to a 50-6 lead at
the half.
The visiting Cardinals
rolled, finding the end
zone early and often
against Mio, scoring 22
points in the first quarter
and then 28 points in the
second. That was followed
by another 16 points in
the third quarter.
Quarterback Brad
Rhoads provided a couple
of highlights for the home
fans last Thursday, com-
pleting 13-of-27 passing
attempts for 223 yards.
That included a pair of
throws accounting for the
Thunderbolts’ two touch-
downs – one in the second
stanza and another in the
fourth quarter.
Unfortunately, Rhoads
also had 2 interceptions in
the loss and rushed 13
times for a negative 35
yards.
Bryson Devers was Mio’s
leading rusher with just 8
yards on 7 carries. Ryan
Ellul had 2 yards on 3
rushes.
Another bright spot for
the Thunderbolts was Colt
McGregor, who caught 6
passes for 101 yards and a
TD. Devers also had a
good night catching the
ball, with 4 receptions for
64 yards and Mio’s other
score.
Aaron Georgieff and
Brian Watson each had 1
catch for Mio for 21 and 14
yards, respectively.
While maybe struggling
to run the ball, Ellul had a
solid night on defense,
leading Mio with 10 tack-
les, including 7 solo hits.
Devers had 8 tackles, with
4 solo hits, and Zac Price
had one 1 solo tackle and
a fumble recovery.
Other defensive players
for Mio included: Seth
Thomey (4 tackles, includ-
ing 2 solo), Iron Galer (4
tackles, 2 solo), Watson (4
tackles, 1 solo), Josh Fox (3
solo tackles) and Scott
Blamer (3 tackles, 2 solo).
Five other Thunderbolts
had at least 1 tackle versus
W-P.
Devers also starred on
special teams, where he
had a team-best 96 yards
on 5 kick returns, with a
long of 22 yards. Watson
returned 2 kicks for 35
yards, while Thomey also
returned a pair of kicks for
26 yards.
Georgieff punted four
times for Mio for 125
yards. His longest punt on
the night was 40 yards, as
he posted a 31.25 yard
average.
Mio will get a chance to
rebound on its home field
Friday, Sept. 6, when the
Thunderbolts host Tawas
Area. The game is slated to
begin at 7 p.m.
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PETOSKEY -- With a
rugged schedule ahead and
so many question marks, a
good start was imperative for
the Petoskey High School
football team.
Coach Kerry VanOrman
got exactly what he needed
from his Northmen on open-
ing night.
Senior Chase Ledingham
finished with 174 yards in
rushing and receiving and
scored all three touchdowns
as the Northmen defeated
Sault Ste. Marie, 23-7, Friday
in a non-league game at
Curtis Field.
It marked the sixth consec-
utive year that Petoskey has
opened with a victory, and it
extended Petoskey’s win
streak over the Blue Devils to
six games.
“I was happy with the
effort the kids played with,”
said VanOrman, who is in his
11th year at Petoskey. “We
made a lot of mistakes but
they’re correctable mistakes.
We’ve got a lot of holes to fill
up front. Our offensive line, it
was a good test for us to see
where we’re at. You never
know how they’re going to
react until they’re put in that
situation. Obviously, we have
a lot of work to do there. But I
was really pleased with effort
of the kids.”
And the Northmen will
have a lot of growing up to do
– and quickly – as they tackle
a tough-as-nails schedule,
including a non-league
home date with Hastings on
Friday, Sept. 6. The Saxons
dropped their opener, 38-34,
to West Branch Ogemaw
Heights, a team Petoskey will
face later this season in the
Big North Conference.
“They’re very, very good,”
VanOrman said of the
Saxons, who play in the Gold
Division of the Grand
Rapids-area OK Conference,
and have made the playoffs
in each of the past four sea-
sons. “They move the ball.
They’re just real disciplined
and they run that wing-T
really well.
“For us, we’re going to have
to be really disciplined.
Definitely you can’t get
caught looking at the ball
because you’ll never see it.
It’s going to be a tough foot-
ball game on Friday. We’re
really going to have to play
well. We’ve got to be better at
the line of scrimmage
because if we’re not it could
be a long night.”
The Northmen were not
picture-perfect against the
Sault, a team that finished 6-
4 a year ago and made the
playoffs. But they were plenty
good enough, sprinkling in a
few timely pass plays with
their bread-and-butter ball-
control double-wing offense.
And, when Petoskey need-
ed it, its defense came up big,
forcing three turnovers, two
of which came as the Blue
Devils threatened deep in
Northmen territory.
Sophomore Evan
Whitmore made his varsity
debut at quarterback for
Petoskey, and completed all
three of his pass attempts for
60 yards and a touchdown.
“I thought that kid was
outstanding for his first
game,” VanOrman said. “He
made some great decisions. I
was real, real pleased with his
decision-making.”
Whitmore’s first varsity
pass was a 16-yard scoring
strike to Ledingham to cap
the game’s opening drive.
Ledingham finished with 120
yards rushing on 20
attempts, and caught two
passes for 54 yards.
His 4-yard TD run with
under five minutes left in the
half upped Petoskey’s lead to
13-0.
The Sault answered when
Ray’nell Anderson scored
from 3 yards out with 2 min-
utes, 23 seconds left in the
half, cutting Petoskey’s lead
to 13-7. Anderson finished
with 113 yards on 15 carries.
Then, Petoskey’s defense
came up with a game-chang-
ing play after the Blue Devils
opened the third quarter
with an 11-play drive from
their own 35-yard line to
Petoskey’s 5. On fourth-and-
two, Sault quarterback
Michael James rolled out to
his left and his pass to the
goal line was deflected and
intercepted by Shea
Whitmore, who returned it to
the 3.
“If they score there, man,
it’s a whole different ball
game,” VanOrman said. “The
defense played really well.
They bent, but they didn’t
break.”
It was one of three Sault
turnovers in the game.
Steven Snider also had an
interception, and Jimmy
Wilson recovered a Blue
Devil fumble. Snider’s pick
ended a Sault drive at the
Northmen 16-yard line in the
first half.
After Shea Whitmore’s
timely interception, Petoskey
drove 97 yards and chewed
up more than 6 minutes of
game time as Ledingham
capped the drive with a 1-
yard TD plunge.
The key play of the drive
came when Evan Whitmore
and Ledingham connected
on a 38-yard pass play to the
Northmen 45 to give
Petoskey some breathing
room.
“That deep pass to
Ledingham, that was a big-
time throw at that time in the
football game,” VanOrman
said.
Nathaniel Reed, another
sophomore, later tacked on a
27-yard field goal for the final
margin.
Whitmore’s performance,
and that of the entire team, is
a confidence boost,
VanOrman said, as the
Northmen embark on what
is, once again, a difficult
schedule. After playing host
to Hastings, the Northmen go
on the road for their Big
North Conference opener
against Cadillac.
That begins a three-week
stretch of road games that
includes trips to Traverse City
West and Cheboygan. In last
week’s openers, Cadillac
defeated Lansing Eastern,
43-25; West fell to Midland,
16-0; and Cheboygan defeat-
ed vastly improved Gaylord,
19-13.
“Anytime you can win that
first game confidence just
automatically is injected into
your kids,” VanOrman said.
“That’s why that first game is
so important. It kind of sets
the tone. There are so many
unanswered questions going
into the first game, for every-
one. That’s the biggest con-
cern you have is how you’re
going to respond when it
doesn’t go well, how are you
going to respond when you
get stuffed, because it’s going
to happen.”
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Ledingham, sophomore QB shine as
Petoskey downs Sault Ste. Marie in
season-opener
Petoskey senior Chase Ledingham highsteps his way to 120 yards rushing
on 20 carries Friday in a 23-7 season-opening victory over Sault Ste. Marie.
Ledingham scored three touchdowns. The Northmen play host to Hastings in
a non-league game at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, at Curtis Field.
Photo by Dan LeDingham
Petoskey fullback Connor Reed runs to daylight
Friday during a 23-7 win over Sault Ste. Marie.
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Football
By Bob Gingerich
The Second Annual Forest
Dunes Rivalry Cup golf outing
between Grayling and
Roscommon netted more than
$3,700 for the two schools’ ath-
letic departments on
Wednesday, Aug. 21.
Sponsored by Forest Dunes
Golf Club, the event pitted
teams representing rival high
schools Grayling and
Roscommon against each
other in a four-person golf
scramble the week before the
annual season-opening foot-
ball game. The cumulative golf
scores were tallied and
Roscommon won the compe-
tition by six strokes, entitling
the Bucks to 55 percent of the
proceeds while the Grayling
Vikings were awarded 45 per-
cent. During halftime of the
football game on Thursday,
August 29, Forest Dunes gen-
eral manager Todd Campbell
presented checks to represen-
tatives of both schools.
Roscommon received $2,043
while Grayling received $1,671.
Each outing participant
received a Forest Dunes hat in
his/her respective school col-
ors. School fight songs were
played as part of an opening
ceremony and the Bucky Buck
and Victor Viking mascots also
were on hand to support their
teams.
“This event provides an
opportunity for community
members to show their com-
petitive spirit and school
pride,” Campbell said. “It’s a
great way to kick off the school
year. We have built a solid
foundation for this event and
now we hope to increase par-
ticipation and sponsorships.”
The date for next year’s
Rivalry Cup golf outing has
been set for Wednesday,
August 20, 2014.
L to R Grayling Assistant Athletic Director Tim Gariglio, Forest Dunes GM Todd
Campbell, Roscommon Athletic Director MJ Ewald
Golf Tournament Benefits both Grayling &
Roscommon Athletics
Mio falls to W-P, 66-12
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ELK RAPIDS – The
Mancelona JV squad got the
2013 gridiron season off to an
auspicious start with a 44-12
trouncing of host Elk Rapids
on Wednesday, Aug. 28.
The young Ironmen of
coach Doug Derrer delivered
the goods early, posting a 28-
0 lead in the first quarter en
route to a commanding 36-6
lead at the half. The host Elks
were struck by Ty-Fu Fever, a
malady that afflicts defenses
that try to contain the flying
feet of Tyler Fults.
The fast-and-furious Fults
fueled the first-quarter
explosion of points with a
pair of TD bursts, one long
and one short. Fults fired out
from his wingback post like
he was shot from a high-
water hose and flew past
everyone on his way to a sud-
den 61-yard gallop to the end
zone to open the scoring in
the game and the season.
Fults then added to the
lead a little while later with a
5-yard power push off-tackle,
giving the young Ironmen a
12-0 lead at the 4:36 mark of
the opening quarter.
Quarterback Dylan Derrer
didn’t go the air often but he
was effective when he did.
Dylan wasn’t just blowin’ in
the wind when he sent an air-
mail express to the fleeting
figure of Logan Shorts for a
32-yard tally. Fults threw an
option pass to wide open
Chris Nielson for two points
and the lead was 20-0.
Nielson scored on the final
play of the eventful first
quarter and then caught the
conversion toss from Derrer
to make it a 28-0 lead.
Brendan Morris muscled
his way to paydirt from 3
yards in the second quarter
and relentless Tristan
Richardson put up two
points on behalf of the Iron
Curtain defense with a sack
of the Elks’ QB in the end
zone.
Nielson completed the
scoring for Mancelona with a
9-yard spurt in the third
quarter.
Fults, the Ty-Fu Flier, fin-
ished with 98 yards on eight
carries while Nielson navi-
gated to 44 yards in 12 tries
and Morris made 10 yards in
two tries. Ten different
Mancy runners amassed a
whopping 223 yards of real
estate in the contest.
Derrer delivered on 5-of-7
aerials for 55 yards with a TD
and a conversion toss.
Short had the longest pass
reception of the game with
his 32-yard TD catch. Nielson
grabbed three aerials for 9
yards while C.J. Short made
one catch for 9 yards and
Nick Biehl pulled in one for 8
yards.
The relentless Richardson
rocked, rolled and rammed
his way to a team-high eight
tackles on the night with the
safety. Fults and C.J. Short
both struck for six stops and
Short also made a fumble
recovery. Nielson recorded
five tackles with an intercep-
tion and Biehl was the real
deal in the secondary, also
making an interception.
Young Ironmen corral Elks, 44-12
By Mike Dunn
MANCELONA – It was a
rough way to start what long-
time Mancelona head coach
Dan “Boo” Derrer believes
can still be a highly produc-
tive season.
Derrer wasn’t disappointed
so much that his Ironmen
lost to bigger, faster Class B
foe Elk Rapids on the home
field on Thursday, Aug. 29,
but the way in which his
team lost got under the
coach’s skin.
“Elk Rapids was better
than we were and they
deserved to win but we
played our worst game in I
don’t know how long,” Derrer
said. “Not to take anything
away from them because
they earned what they got.
But we just didn’t show up.
They came ready to play and
we didn’t.”
Derrer hopes the 35-0 loss
to the Elks serves as a wake-
up call for the Ironmen, who
have another very tough
game at home this Friday,
Sept. 6, against Ski Valley
North defending champion
St. Ignace.
“We can’t just think we’re
gonna show up and win,” he
said. “We have to be prepared
to play hard against every-
body we face.
“It won’t get any easier for
us this week,” he added. “St.
Ignace is coming to town and
they have a very good foot-
ball team. They lost their
opener (to Charlevoix) and
they’re gonna come in want-
ing to win just as much as we
are. Neither side wants to
start 0-2. We have to play a
heckuva lot better than we
did against Elk Rapids if we
expect to do anything.”
Mancelona brought a 26-
game regular-season win-
ning streak into the Elk
Rapids game, including the
previous two games against
the Elks. The Ironmen lost for
the first time in the regular
season since a 39-0 loss to
the Elks on August 27, 2010.
That year, the Ironmen
rebounded to win the next
eight games in a row and
then the first game of the
playoffs at home against
Norway. Boo is hoping his
team will respond in a similar
way in 2013.
Senior fullback Logan
Borst busted and bulled his
way to a team-high 86 yards
rushing in 17 carries against
Elk Rapids. Borst was the
only ball carrier to have any
kind of success at all against
the speedy Elks, who posi-
tioned themselves well and
filled the lanes effectively.
Without the threat of the
play-action pass to keep the
defense honest, senior QB
Jake Winstead was unable to
generate anything through
the air.
“We couldn’t move the
ball,” Derrer said. “We have
to come off the ball better
and block the right people.”
On the defensive side, jun-
ior linebacker Nick Balhorn
led the way with six tackles.
Fellow linebacker Luke
Smigielski, safety Jake Allen
and linemen Sam Day and
Keegan Richardson each had
four stops.
One thing Mancelona will
need to do defensively
against St. Ignace that it was
not able to do against the
Elks is stop the big play.
Elk Rapids QB Adam
Troutman connected on TD
strikes of 54 and 44 yards to
Rob Wolfington and also tal-
lied on a 4-yard run to fuel
the Elks offensively. Thais
Grays also had a 54-yard TD
gallop and Logan Sentieri
broke free on an 83-yard run
to the end zone.
“We can’t give up the big
plays against St. Ignace the
way we did against Elk
Rapids,” Derrer said. “St.
Ignace could easily have won
their game with Charlevoix.
They shot themselves in the
foot different times and we
can’t depend on that hap-
pening against us. We have to
go out and play with more
urgency, go out and make
things happen.”
Boo reported that St.
Ignace has a talented QB
with some speed at the skill
positions.
“They’re a solid, well-
rounded, well-coached
team,” he said. “They run the
ball most of the time but they
mix it up, too. We have to
stop the run and play funda-
mental football. We can’t
afford to give up the big
plays.”
St. Ignace runs a 5-2 defen-
sive scheme and the Saints
are aggressive.
“They’re gonna come at us
and we have to be ready for
it,” Derrer said. “We have to
come off the ball better and
make our blocks.”
Superior speed of Elks big factor in
Mancy defeat; Boo’s Boys face another
huge battle at home with Saints
Fults fuels first-quarter explosion as Mancy builds 28-0
lead; Dylan makes air-mail delivery to Shorts
Fullback Logan Borst sweeps behind the block of tight end Luke Smigielski
(42) en route to some positive yardage.
Photo by Janet SmigieLSki
Senior tailback Eric Wheeler powers forward for a few tough yards in the
opener at home against the Elks.
Photo by Janet SmigieLSki
Linebacker Luke “Smash Mouth” Smigielski tracks down an Elks runner as
teammate Keegan Richardson (78) pursues.
Photo by Janet SmigieLSki
Ironmen bow to ER in opener
Football
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FINAL RESULTS
JERRY LINCE 49-12
RON WILKOWSKI 41-18
FRANK JASINSKI 31-13
FRED CHEARHART 43-28
CECIL HAUSER 31-27
DAVE BROWN 33-34
GEORGE PRATT 25-24
DON SANDBERG 25-26
JERRY MANKOWSKI 32-33
JORDY TISDALE 24-37
ERIC SMITH 21-24
CHRIS HOLBORN 30-41
JERRY HOLBORN 28-38
TERRY BAILY 25-36
RICHARD BUR 13-9
DARRYL BOLANOWSKI 12-9
CHRIS BUR 8-13
JOHN REED 5-16
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GRAYLING – It didn’t take
long for the Grayling varsity
football team to show its fans
that another trip to the state
playoffs could be in the
future, after a dominating 31-
6 win over neighboring non-
conference rival Roscommon
on Thursday, Aug. 29.
The host Vikings (1-0 over-
all) forced seven turnovers in
the contest, as the defense
helped set up Grayling’s
offense attack.
The defense even put
points on the board. Senior
defensive back Kevin Harris
had three interceptions on
the night, including return-
ing one 46 yards for a touch-
down.
That wasn’t all for Harris,
who also starred on special
teams, with a perfect 4-for-4
on kicking extra points and
booting a 41-yard field goal.
Not to mention, he was the
team’s leading rusher with 41
yards on three carries and
caught two passes from
Swander for 6 yards.
“We were very happy with
our special teams,” said
Grayling head coach Tim
Sanchez. “That was a point of
emphasis this summer.
“We also emphasized cre-
ating turnovers, and we
forced seven of them.”
Offensively, despite the
final score, Sanchez said his
team wasn’t exactly on top of
its game.
Senior quarterback Jake
Swander threw three inter-
ceptions, while completing
17-of-41 attempts for 209
yards and one touchdown.
That score was a 24-yard
connection with senior
receiver Tyler McClanahan,
who caught eight balls for
132 yards.
Swander also rushed three
times for 8 yards, including
running in a 1-yard TD.
“Our kids played really
hard, but we were not sharp
on offense,” Sanchez added.
“I take full responsibility for
that, and we will fix it in time
for our next game.”
Other offensive performers
for the Vikings last Thursday
included: Michael Branch (8
carries, 32 yards; and 1 recep-
tion, 12 yards), Nick Petrie (5
carries, 15 yards and a 5-yard
TD run), Scout Tobin (3 car-
ries, 19 yards; and 2 recep-
tions, 5 yards), Justin
Conforti (4 carries, 6 yards),
Brandon Latusek (3 recep-
tions, 46 yards), and Dylan
Wyman (1 reception, 8
yards).
After topping Roscommon
(0-1 overall), the Vikings will
travel to play another Jack
Pine Conference foe in
Houghton Lake on Friday,
Sept. 6. Kickoff is slated for 7
p.m.
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Grayling's Kevin Harris (No. 4) runs for positive yardage in the Vikings varsity
season-opener against visiting Roscommon on Thursday, Aug. 29. Harris had an
impressive night for the Vikes, with three interceptions, including returning one 46
yards for a touchdown, a perfect 4-for-4 performance on kicking extra points and
booting a 41-yard field goal. Not to mention, he was the team’s leading rusher
with 41 yards on three carries and caught two passes for 6 yards.
The Vikings senior quarterback, Jake Swander (No. 8), dives across the goal line
for Grayling’s third TD of the night versus Roscommon, helping the host Vikes to
a dominating 31-6 non-conference victory.
Junior Scout Tobin (No. 33) looks for running room
against Roscommon last Thursday, while returning a
kickoff.
Football
Vikes crush Bucks in season-opener, 31-6
INDIAN RIVER -- A good
omen for Inland Lakes?
Could very well be.
The last time the Bulldogs
won their season-opener,
2009, they went to the play-
offs.
On Friday, they got a
touchdown from quarter-
back Todd Athey on a quar-
terback sneak with just over
four minutes to play in
downing Onaway, 14-7, in
their 2013 opener at Shanley
Field.
“Our boys are pretty confi-
dent,” said fifth-year Inland
Lakes coach Stan Schramm.
“We’re confident in them as a
coaching staff. We’ve got a lot
of things we need to work at
and the boys realize that too.
“To get the first win under
our belt takes the pressure
off. It won’t make or break
your season, but it sure is
nice to get that first one. It’s
nice for the boys to see the
results of their hard work
from two-a-days.”
Next for Inland Lakes is a
home date with
Johannesburg-Lewiston on
Friday, Sept. 6. The two have
developed a healthy rivalry
in the recent past, splitting
their last four meetings. The
last three games in the series
have been decided by eight
points or less.
Jo-burg, which last year
reached a Division 8 regional
championship game,
opened with a 35-14 loss to
Tawas.
“They must have had five
turnovers in that game,”
Schramm said of the
Cardinals’ in their loss to
Tawas. “We’re expecting a
good game out of them.
(Recent meetings), they’ve
been nail biters. They come
right down to the last sec-
onds, the last play some-
times. We expect another
one like that.
“We know they’re good
and they’ve got good, fast
kids, real athletic.”
Daniel Flowers led Inland
Lakes against Onaway with
131 yards on 15 carries, while
Athey completed 5-of-12
passes for 57 yards.
Flowers scored on a 55-
yard run to put Inland Lakes
up, 6-0, before Onaway
answered with at Matt Tollini
to Tom Auger touchdown
pass. Carlos Bautista’s extra-
point kick put the Cardinals
in front, 7-6, at halftime.
The dangerous Tollini was
12-of-26 passing for 180
yards, but was intercepted
twice, both times by Triston
Long.
“They threw the ball
around pretty decently and I
felt like we defended it pretty
well,” Schramm said. “There
were times they hit a big one,
but our defense did a nice
job.”
Tollini was also Onaway’s
top rusher with 50 yards, but
moving it on the ground is an
area the Cardinals must
shore up, said Jim Cleaver,
who saw his head-coaching
debut spoiled with the loss.
“Overall I thought our
defense played really well,”
Cleaver said. “Our offense
struggled at times. Matt
Tollini, he’s got a great arm,
but we definitely need to add
more of a running game to
our repertoire.”
Next for the Cardinals is a
non-league home date with
Rogers City, which left the
Ski Valley Conference after
last season to join the North
Star League. The Hurons
defeated Au Gres Sims, 30-
20, in their opener last week.
Rogers City finished a
combined 1-17 over the past
two seasons, the lone win
coming over Rudyard, 33-6,
in the seventh week of the
2012 season.
“We’re not going to take
them lightly -- we’re not tak-
ing any team lightly,” Cleaver
said.
Auger was Onaway’s lead-
ing receiver with 90 yards on
five receptions, while Noah
Bacon had 40 yards on four
catches, and Bautista had 38
on two.
Tollini made 12 tackles
and Chris Cleaver had 11
including a sack to lead
Onaway’s defense. Bautista
added seven stops, while
Frank Ramos, Isaac Nave
and Auger had four apiece.
Chris Cleaver recovered a
fumble.
Christian Wallace added
60 yards rushing on 13
attempts for the Bulldogs,
while Long had two catches
for 34 yards.
Long and Wallace led
Inland Lakes’ defense with
eight tackles apiece, while
senior Trevor Mallory was a
standout at linebacker and
on the offensive line,
Schramm said.
The Bulldogs, Schramm
added, will attempt to build
on their first season-opening
victory since ’09, his first sea-
son at the helm.
“To put it in one word,
potential,” he said. “I don’t
think they’ve scratched the
surface of their potential and
how good they can be. I
think offensively and defen-
sively, not only in the back-
field in the skilled positions,
but our offensive and defen-
sive lines are very athletic
too, and we haven’t had that
here. I think the potential is
there to be a very good foot-
ball team and that excites
me.”
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Salmon fishing on the
Great Lakes is really hitting
its stride as many species are
getting ready to begin their
upstream migration. At the
moment Lake Michigan is
particularly popular for
Chinook salmon with anglers
trying various techniques to
land this prized sportfish.
One tactic that can be par-
ticularly useful when target-
ing Chinooks is fishing with
glow lures. This species can
often be caught near the sur-
face in low-light conditions
and glow lures make that
opportunity even more
appealing.
In particular, glow lures
work well in the early morn-
ing hours before the sun
comes up or at night. Many
believe this type of lure
attracts salmon because it
can be seen in the dark from
longer distances and encour-
ages them to strike.
Are you interested in tar-
geting Chinook salmon this
later summer/early fall?
Check out their page on the
Michigan Fish and How to
Catch Them website.
This tip was adapted from
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DNR fishing tip
Technique to
land Chinook
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near the surface in low-light
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Johannesburg-Lewiston's
start couldn't have been bet-
ter. The end result wasn't
what they had hoped for
however, falling to the host-
ing Tawas Area Braves 35-14
in both team's football sea-
son opener Thursday night.
“We don't have a lot of
experience, so I was glad to
see them come out and play
hard,” Tawas head coach Tim
Webb said. “Normally, if you
play as hard as you can for an
entire game good things hap-
pen. We made some mis-
takes, you just have to be able
to recover from these things.”
One of those mistakes
came just over two minutes
into the game. After stopping
J-L on a fourth down play
deep in their own territory,
Tawas quarterback Justin
Kirinovic fired a wide receiv-
er screen-pass that was inter-
cepted by J-L's Ethan May
and returned 20 yards for the
first score of the night. The
Cardinal two-point conver-
sion attempt of a quarter-
back keeper by Brandon Huff
was stopped short to leave
the score 6-0 with 8:51 to go
in the first.
“We started off well with
that pick but that momen-
tum shifted and we just did-
n't play well after that,” J-L
head coach Joe Smokevitch
said. “We made a lot of mis-
takes and I think our inexpe-
rience showed.”
Tawas Area responded by
scoring on its next drive,
overcoming a first-and-17
early in the drive to go 53
yards in seven plays for its
first score of the season.
Kirinovic dove in behind Wes
Frank from one yard out on a
quarterback keeper on the
scoring play, with Dan
Howell kicking in the extra
point to give Tawas a 7-6 lead
with 5:41 to go in the first.
Tawas held J-L to a three-
and out and its next posses-
sion, getting the ball on the
Tawas 16 yard line.
The Braves pieced together
a 12-play drive that ended
with 9:35 to go in the second
quarter, on another one-yard
Kirinovic touchdown run.
Howell added his second
extra point in as many tries to
put the Braves ahead 14-6.
The Cardinals picked up
two first downs on their next
drive, reaching the Tawas 36
yard line before turning the
ball over on downs.
On Tawas' first play of the
ensuing drive, Kirinovic fired
a pass to Jonathan Lewis on a
route across the middle, with
Lewis breaking two tackles to
race in 64 yards for the score.
A Howell extra point made it
21-6 with 4:28 left in the half.
The Cardinals hard a short
drive die out after one first
down late in the half, punting
the ball away to the Tawas on
its own 12 yard line with 3:14
to play in the half.
The Braves were on the J-L
39 yard line with 25 seconds
to go in the half, when
Kirinovic, who had dropped
back to pass, rolled to his left
and fired to Howell at the five
yard line. From there, Howell
broke a tackle and juked a
host of Cardinal defenders to
cross the endzone with 13
seconds to play in the half.
Howell followed that with his
fourth extra point of the
night to give the Braves a 28-
6 lead at the break.
Tawas returned the second
half kick to its own 23 yard
line, but punted the ball
away on a three-and-out.
The Cardinals pieced
together its only offensive
score of the night in an ensu-
ing eight play 54 yard drive
that was capped off by a
fourth-and-10 play at the
Tawas 35 yard line that saw J-
L quarterback Brandon Huff
fire a pass to Cameron
Nickert who easily ran in for
a touchdown. Huff kept the
ball on the two-point play to
make it 28-14 midway
through the third quarter.
“You have to give J-L cred-
it, they came out hard in the
second half,” Webb said.
“They showed a lot of tough-
ness. We brought a blitz on
fourth and long and they
picked it up and made a nice
catch.”
Smokevitch wasn't sur-
prised in his team's strong
play for most of the second
half.
“We had a good talk at half
and got the kids motivated,”
Smokevitch said. “Had a cou-
ple things go our way who
knows.”
The Tawas offense failed to
put the game away for most
of the second half, but the
defense responded by stop-
ping several lengthy J-L
drives, including three fum-
ble recoveries by Cameron
Ellis.
“I was very pleased with
the defense getting some
stops and turnovers,” Webb
said. “We seemed to really fly
around and it seemed like
our pads were popping. They
like to run full-back trap and
we pretty much shut that
down.”
The Braves put an excla-
mation point on their victory
with 2:28 to play, getting
Austin Brown to run in from
18 yards out on a pitch-play.
Howell continued his perfect
night kicking, making the
final score 35-14.
“We got off to a good start,
I'm not sure if it was an
adjustment that they made
or if it was us making mis-
takes,” Webb said of J-L
crawling back into the game.
“Football teams have to do
that (hold on for wins) to be
able to grow.”
Kirinovic finished the
night nine-of-16 passing for
171 yards, two touchdowns
and one interception and
also added nine rushes for 39
yards and two touchdowns.
Brown ran eight times for
63 yards and one score and
Brad Huebel ran eight times
for 40 yards.
Lewis finished with two
catches for 80 yards and one
touchdown, Howell had
three grabs for 76 yards and
one score and Kyle Lehr had
one catch for 18 yards.
Huebel led the defense
with 15 tackles, Erik Thatcher
had 11 tackles, Howell took
down nine, Mitchel Lewis
had seven and Jacob Morgan
and Ellis both had five.
“The positive is it's a long
season,” Smokevitch, who
was making his debut as
head coach said. “Last year's
team started 1-2, so we have
a long way to go. We have
great kids and when we get
into the Ski-Valley
Conference schedule teams
will have to stop us.”
J-L (0-1) plays at Indian
River (1-0) on Friday. The
Bulldogs are coming off a 14-
7 win over Onaway last week.
The Cardinals will look to
avenge last year's 34-28 loss.
J-L's Dillon Cushmman looks for room to run.
J-L quarterback Brandon Huff gets tough yardage.
Football
Joburg sputters in season opener
J-L's Logan Huff returns the opening kick during Thursday night's loss in Tawas
Area.
DNR Fishing Report
Anglers using glow spoons, meat rigs and flies bring in salmon from 100 to 115 feet down
Northwest Lower Peninsula
Fishing Report
Salmon fishing is going
strong. At this point, offshore
is the place to be, in depths
deeper than 100 feet. Heavy
south winds pushed the fish
deep so the piers and
drowned river mouth lakes
have not been as productive.
Harbor Springs: Had a
small number of salmon and
lake trout in and around the
harbor. Boat anglers were
fishing around Harbor Point.
Chinook were caught 70 to 90
feet down and lake trout 100
to 130 feet down. Try spoons,
flies and squid. Green and
white was the hot color.
Petoskey: Some boat
anglers did catch the odd
salmon or lake trout. Most
were fishing from the water
treatment plant and east to
the buoy just past the pier.
Salmon were caught 100 to
115 feet down on glow
spoons, meat rigs and flies. A
few lake trout were also
caught.
Bear River: Had a few
salmon moving in even with
the low water levels. Those
fishing up near the dam
caught the occasional fish on
spawn or yellow flies.
Charlevoix: Salmon fishing
was still a bit slow as anglers
were averaging maybe one
fish per trip. Boats are
trolling 60 to 85 feet down in
120 feet of water between
North Point and South Point.
Try plugs, spoons, meat rigs
and dodgers with flies or
squid. Lake trout were 80 to
125 feet down in 120 to 250
feet. Pier anglers are still tak-
ing sub-legal bass but a good
number were also keepers.
Try just off the bottom with
crawlers, leeches or min-
nows. Some nice rock bass
were caught near the end of
the piers.
Lake Charlevoix: Anglers
are marking some large fish
where Round Lake comes
into Lake Charlevoix.
Traverse City: Those
trolling in the East Bay
caught chinook 60 to 110 feet
down in 80 to 200 feet. Try
blue and green spoons with
flies or glow spoons early and
late. A few lake trout were
caught. Those looking for
smallmouth bass were fish-
ing 20 to 50 feet or deeper. In
the West Bay, salmon were
found 40 to 100 feet down.
Try spoons, plugs and meat
rigs or flies with flashers.
Those jigging in 110 feet
caught the occasional white-
fish or lake trout.
Elk River: Fishing was rela-
tively slow with only smaller
bass and panfish caught on
crawlers or leeches. No large
number of salmon yet.
Boardman River: Had a few
salmon. Anglers were target-
ing chinook with spawn, flies
and stick baits.
Northeast Lower Peninsula
Fishing Report
The inland lakes such as
Grand, Long and Hubbard
are producing some very nice
smallmouth bass. This is
grasshopper and cricket sea-
son on the smaller trout
streams and those using imi-
tations are doing well.
Rogers City: Adult chinook
are beginning to show up and
they are good size. The better
fishing was very early and
after sunset when heading
south towards Swan Bay and
Adams Point but the fish are
moving. Head to deeper
water as the sun comes up
while using downriggers,
short segments of lead core,
dipseys and copper with
spoons, J-plugs, bombers
and flashers with either
squid or flies. Hot colors were
green, blue, pearl, red, pur-
ple, orange with green or sil-
ver as well as black and
white. Those fishing north
and straight out of the harbor
caught a mix of salmon,
steelhead and walleye.
Presque Isle: Catch rates
were slow but picking up.
Anglers were hanging out in
shallow waters 35 to 60 feet
deep as they wait for the fish
to come in and feed on the
abundant baitfish. Try
straight out or north between
the two lighthouses and fish
the top half of the water col-
umn.
Rockport: Is producing a
few chinook, lake trout and
walleye. Walleye were also
caught in to 20 to 40 feet.
Alpena: Few anglers were
out but they did manage to
catch a couple smallmouth
bass and the occasional wall-
eye in Thunder Bay. The trick
is to move around until you
find fish.
Thunder Bay River: Catch
rates have improved for
smallmouth bass that aver-
age 12 to 14 inches but some
were as big as 17 inches.
Freshwater drum, channel
catfish, and rock bass were
caught. Most are using
crawlers but a few did well
with crank baits. A few
salmon are in the river but
catch rates were poor. Cooler
weather is needed.
Harrisville: The fish are
scattered so anglers will have
to work for them. The walleye
are deep, 100 to 140 feet and
most were caught by those
targeting trout and salmon
with spoons and body baits.
A few salmon were caught in
the harbor but these fish
seem to be early runners.
Oscoda: Fish are on the
move so finding them can be
difficult. Walleye are deep
and were caught with the
trout and salmon. Pier
anglers caught a few salmon
with glow spoons in the early
morning or evening.
Au Sable River: Fishing
below Mio has been very
good and the white fly hatch
should continue through the
Labor Day weekend. Water
temperatures have been fair-
ly cool below Mio which
means the fish have been
active and healthy. Catfish
are moving in and out of the
river.
Higgins Lake: Was produc-
ing perch near the Sunken
Island and along the drop
offs. No big numbers but the
fish were nice size. Those
trolling just off the bottom in
80 to 120 feet caught lake
trout on the north end
including the north side of
Treasure Island. Those jig-
ging found lake trout and
whitefish in 80 to 100 feet.
Anglers are still catching lots
of rock bass. This is a great
fishery for kids.
Houghton Lake: Catch
rates were slow but steady.
Those using crawlers, leech-
es and leaf worms caught
bass, walleye, and panfish.
Tawas: Boat and pier fish-
ing in the bay are slow. A few
walleye were taken off
Alabaster, Au Sable Point and
Jerry's Marina but anglers
need to fish deeper water.
One angler targeting walleye
actually caught a 15 pound
chinook in 80 feet of water
when trolling a crawler har-
ness.
Upper Peninsula Fishing
Report
Cedarville and Hessel:
Perch anglers have done well
off the east end of the marina
pier in Hessel Bay and off the
public dock. They are using
minnows or crawlers in 8 to
12 feet. The south end of
Hessel Bay had excellent pike
fishing for those using chubs.
Salmon were caught in 50 to
70 feet in Hessel Bay and the
Yacht Entrance.
St. Ignace: Had no change.
Lake trout and salmon are
still being caught around
Mackinac Island, Round
Island, Bois Blanc Island, the
flats and the Coast Guard
Station.
St. Mary's River: Walleye
fishing in Raber Bay has
slowed in the shipping chan-
nel from Point Aux Frenes to
the old bell buoy. A few pike
were caught on the south-
west end of Neebish Island,
at the mouth of the
Munuscong River or the
southwest end of Kemps
Point when trolling chrome
spoons or black bucktail
spinners. Anglers need to
watch for low water levels
when boating on the St.
Mary's River and around
Drummond Island.
DeTour: Anglers are still
taking chinook and lake trout
between Frying Pan Island,
the #3 green can and the #2
red can out near Drummond
Island. Chinook salmon are
ranging 7 to 15 pounds. Hot
colors are watermelon,
green, purple and white.
Drummond Island: Wind
direction did have an effect
of walleye fishing. Fish were
caught by those trolling
crawler harnesses with bot-
tom bouncers in 12 to 14 feet
around Peck Island. Anglers
had fair to good perch fishing
in Maxton Bay. Most are
drifting or still-fishing with
medium size minnows near
the red buoy located on the
south end of Grape Island. A
few nice pike were taken on
the northwest side of the
island when casting or
trolling chrome spoons with
a red eye in 8 feet of water.
Smallmouth bass are hitting
tube jigs near Harbor Island
or a crawler with a slip bob-
ber on the west side of Peck
Island. Brown and green tube
jigs worked well.
Salmon fishing is going strong
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& Organizers Loaded W/ Hardware • 110 Volt Gear Driven Winch • Machinist Tools • Grinding Arbors • Turkish
8 mm Mauser Bolt Action Rifle • Boxes Of 9 mm, 40 Cal., 25 Cal. & 8 mm Ammo. • Horse Drawn Hay Rake •
Horse Drawn Disc • Quan. Rough Sawn Oak Lumber • Quan. Barn Wood • Collectible Auto. Carburetors • Lg.
Qty. Of Fasteners (Some Stainless) • Quan. Of Auto. V-Belts, Exhaust Hangers, Exhaust Clamps, Gaskets, Uni. Joints,
Brake Pads, Rotors, Etc. • Pipe Fittings • Quan. Residential Electrical Wiring, Breakers, Switches, Plates, Etc. •
Elec. Motors • Lots Of Asst. Parts & Scrap • ANTIQUES, VINTAGE ITEMS & COLLECTIBLES: Ice Box •
Philco Floor Model Radio • Heddon Fly Rod W/ Case • Other Old Rods & Reels • Fish Spears • Fly Tying Items
• Other Fishing Tackle • Mi. Div. Of Fisheries Cans • Galvanized Minnow Buckets • Fishing Creel • Powder Horn
• Lg. Blacksmith Anvil • License Plate Collection • Ice Tongs • Wooden Skis • Clock Sign • Milk & Cream
Cans• Wooden Tool Boxes • Minnow Trap • Metal Stools & Chairs • Carpenter Boxes • Buck Saws • 2 Man Saws
• Primitive Buck Saw • Several Other Asst. Old Saws • Hand Corn & Potato Planters • Braces & Bits • Hand Drills
• Monkey Wrenches • Several Draw Knives • Walk Behind Cultivator • Lots Of Other Old Gardening Tools • Runner
Sleds • Approx. (400) Glass Insulators Clear & Green• Neon Sign & Advertising Signs• (6) Air Horns• 2 Metal
Hand Pump Sprayers• Hand Crank Oil Dispenser • Lots Of Vintage Items • Galvanized Washtubs & Wooden Stands
• Metal Toy Trucks • Miniature Cannon • Barbie, Skipper, Midge, Skooter & Ken, Dolls W/ Accessories
& Cases • Moon Style Hubcaps • Lots Of Vintage Items • Lots Of Skyline Ski Lodge Memorabilia • Animal Leg
Traps • Fireplace Set W/ Screen• Sting Ray Styled Bicycle • Bicycle Wrenches & Reflectors • Reel Mower • Metal
Fans • Older Style Metal Gas Cans • Wooden & Metal Milk Crates • Hohner Accordion • Cameras &Accessories
• Amber Color Revolving Signal Light • Glass Oil Can & Spout • Asst. Lanterns • 2 Galvanized Boilers• Boxes Of
Padlocks & Keys • Door Hardware, Locks, Knobs Hinges & Latches • Tobacco Pipes & Lighters • Quan. Marbles
• AAA Automobile Club Emblems • Lots Of Asst. Advertising Items • Farm Wagon Loads Of Misc. Items
From The Barns • LOTS OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE & RELATED ITEMS: THIS IS A PARTIAL LIST-
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this Interesting Auction With Many Unadvertised Items Still Packed Away In The Homestead & Barns.
Off Road Parking Available. TERMS OF SALE: Cash, MI Check OR Credit Cards Are Accepted. Titled Vehicle Bro-
kerage: State Regulations Require. 6%Sales Tax On Every Titled Unit. Buyers Will Be Charged A $90.00 Title Brokerage
Fee Plus $15.00 Title Fee, Reg. Fees. Must Show Proof Of Insurance, Unless You Are Trailering The Unit. Licensed
Vehicle Dealers Please Bring A Copy Of Your Mi. Dealers License.
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to be moved and given away. Leave a
message for Tom at 231-587-4069.
HAVE SOMETHING TO GIVE AWAY?
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charge in the Weekly Choice. Call
989-732-8160 or e-mail your ad to
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FURNITURE
2 MATCHING FLEXSTEEL SOFAS. They
look new. Nice Flower pattern on
cream background. These are beauti-
ful sofas in perfect condition. Both for
$480. Call 989-732-8160.
QUEEN SIZE BEDROOM SET. Dark
pine finish. 4 drawer chest, desk,
cannonball headboard, queen size
mattress and box springs. Nice con-
dition. $435. Call 989-732-8160
GARAGE & YARD SALE
HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL? Sell it
with a classified ad, just $2.00 for 10
words. Why bother with a Garage
Sale? Sell it the easy way, in the
Weekly Choice.
Hospice of Helping Hands 15th
Annual Yard Sale Friday, Sept. 6th
from 9am-7pm / Saturday, Sept. 7th
from 9am-6pm / Sunday, Sept. 8th
from 10am-3pm (Bag Day - $1/Bag)
at the old West Branch Industries
Building – Donations in good condi-
tion (no clothes) may be dropped off
here Tuesdays from 2-6pm and
Thursdays from Noon-5pm. For more
information, call 800-992-6592.
GUNS
BUYING OLDER Savage rifles and any
old .22's. Also looking for old and
obsolete ammo. 989-390-1529.
Marlin 22 bolt action rifle, scope,
sling, ammo, $125. Call 989-939-
7260.
HELP WANTED
Associate preschool teacher position
available. Qualified candidate must
have Associates degree in early child-
hood education or child development
or the equivalent; or a valid class-
room CDA credential. Submit letter of
interest and resume to Aaron
Gaffney, Ellsworth Community
School, 9467 Park St., Ellsworth, MI
49729. (231) 588-2544
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.
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.
HELP WANTED
Maintenance Person needed for a
friendly local apartment community
in Gaylord. This position requires
someone with good customer service
skills. Part time 30 hours a week,
401k available, time an a half for call
outs, part time still receives holiday
pay, wage based on experience.
Skills needed: willing to work on call,
knowledge of basic maintenance,
landscaping, janitorial, snow
removal, drywall, painting, plumbing
and minor electrical. The right candi-
date will have a positive attitude and
a desire to work in a team environ-
ment. Call 989-732-6724 or e-mail
debra.smith1@kmgprestige.com to
request an application or to send
your resume'. Must be able to pass a
drug test and background check.
Thank you for your time.
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.
Oliver Racing Parts is coming to
Charlevoix, Michigan. ON-SITE JOB
FAIR. 5339 M-66 North, Charlevoix.
Thursday, September 5th – 4:00 to
8:00 PM. Saturday, September 7th –
8:00 AM to Noon. For 30 years, Oliver
Racing Parts has built a reputation
for helping engine builders and race
car drivers achieve extreme horse-
power by designing and manufactur-
ing CONNECTING RODS that are light-
weight and extremely durable. We
are looking for skilled people for the
following positions: Accounting /
Administrative; CNC Machinists;
Inside Sales; Machine Operators;
Maintenance; Quality. Bring your cur-
rent resume, and come prepared to
complete an Application for
Employment. Oliver Racing staff will
be on-site to answer questions and
conduct mini-interviews (for specific
positions). We require Background
Check and Pre-Employment Physical,
including Drug Screen. EOE.
Veteran’s encouraged to apply.
Photographers – Boyne City, East
Jordan, Petoskey, Grayling,
Cheboygan, Gaylord, Mancelona,
Mio, Onaway, Indian River,
Alanson/Pellston, Lewiston. The
Weekly Choice and Charlevoix County
News are always looking for great
photos of local sports and communi-
ty events in our coverage area. If you
take great digital photos and want to
share them with our readers in
Northern Michigan send me an e-
mail. Sports photos require a good
quality digital SLR camera. E-mail
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.
STATION RENTAL opportunity for Hair
Stylist with clientele in Gaylord, Full
time position available. 989-350-
3133
HOMES FOR RENT
CHARMING 4 Bedroom, 3 bath, full
basement, 2 car garage on 5 acres.
off of Pleasant Valley Road. $1,050
per month, Boyne City Schools.. f/l
security. Call Tom, 231-582-2189
HOMES FOR SALE
NORTHLAND HOMES – We sell
Energy Star homes. Give us a call for
an appointment. 989-370-6058
HOUSEHOLD
28x24 painting. Beautiful mums in
gold ornate frame, under glass. $45.
Call 989-732-8160
CD or BOOK STAND. Rotates. Hold
hundreds CD's, DVD's or books. Very
nice. $75. Call 989-732-8160.
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.
Globe Clock. Seiko clock in glass
globe, $25. Call 989-732-8160.
Lamps. Nice table lamps. 5 styles.
$35 each. Call 989-732-8160.
Wood Clock, desk or wall. $20. Call
989-732-8160.
LAND & PROPERTY
Two Lots 180 x 181 in Vanderbilt, MI;
$8,000.00. 989-983-4188
LAWN & GARDEN
4 foot X 5 foot wooden Garden Trailer,
inflatable tires; $50.00. 989-983-
4188
2003 KUBOTA L3830 GST-F4WD.
Price: $4500. Very Good Condition. It
has been used for personal use only
on my property. mobees@live.com
Havahart Spray Away Motion
Activated water repellent spray
heads, new battery. Retail for $76.
$29 each. 7 available. Call 989-732-
8160.
LARGE GAS GRILL. Patio Classic, 4
burner. Top quality, includes full
propane tank. $160. Call 989-732-
8160
LEGAL NOTICES
FINAL NOTICE TO DISPOSE OF CON-
TENTS to satisfy established liens on
the following storage units: Rebecca
Straussburg, Unit A-10. Storage unit
contents will be emptied and or sold
on September 12, 2013 if accounts
are not paid in full at Aspen Park Self
Storage, PO Box 2262, Gaylord, MI
49734
LOST & FOUND
Following a performance on Beaver
Island, a Celtic band lost a case con-
taining a bass guitar. The case has a
Celtic logo on it, and the guitar has a
shamrock on it. Please notify the
owner by e-mail lucefamily@charter-
mi.net if you have any questions, or
have heard of the whereabouts of
this bass guitar.
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
COLEMAN POWERMATE Air
Compressor. Corvair engine, 2.3 HP
Skil saw. 989-732-4013.
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call 989-732-8160. Distributed
weekly from St. Ignace to
Roscommon. Northern Michigan's
best choice for buying and selling.
PEPSI – Gaylord Vending can supply
your business or office with vending
machines for Pepsi drinks for your
staff and customers. Serving
Gaylord, Petoskey, Boyne City,
Charlevoix, East Jordan, Grayling,
Lewiston, Mio and many areas in
Northern Michigan. We offer a full
line of popular snacks and drinks.
Locally owned and operated. Contact
us at 989-350-9238, 989-732-8160
or e-mail us at
GaylordVending@Gmail.com.
SNACKS & DRINKS – Gaylord
Vending can supply your business or
office with vending machines for
snacks and drinks for your staff and
customers. Serving Gaylord,
Petoskey, Boyne City, Charlevoix, East
Jordan, Grayling, Lewiston, Mio and
many areas in Northern Michigan.
We offer a full line of popular snacks
and drinks including a line-up of
healthy products. Locally owned and
operated. Contact us at 989-350-
9238, 989-732-8160 or e-mail us at
GaylordVending@Gmail.com.
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
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U.S. and Canada with a classified ad
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8160 or e-mail
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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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ernhs.com
THE OCEAN Corp. 10840 Rockley
Road, Houston, Texas 77099. Train
for a New Career. Underwater welder.
Commercial diver. NDT/Weld inspec-
tor. Job Placement Assistance.
Financial aid available for those who
qualify. 800-321-0298.
WANTS TO purchase minerals and
other oil & gas interests. Send details
P.O. Box 13557, Denver, Co 80201
PETS
13 inch AKC tri-colored Beagle pup-
pies, 10 weeks old. Vet checked and
shots. Males, $250. Females, $275.
231-536-0350. cell 231-459-6926
CATS AND DOGS too at JUDIE'S DOG,
618 W. Mitchell, Gaylord. 989-705-
1115. Walk ins welcome for nail trim-
ming.
DOG TRAX GROOMING. Downtown
Gaylord, 220 Michigan Ave. Call for
your appointment today, 989-705-
TRAX (8729)
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
2013 Outback 280RS Travel Trailer -
The Outback 280RS has a small side
ramp door, perfect for motorcycles, or
dirt bikes. It features two bunks in
the garage area. The rear slide con-
tains a 72x75 king bed nearly
unheard of in a trailer this size. It
comes with an outside camp kitchen
that includes a gas cook top and
small sink. We can't forget the U-
shaped dinette so you have plenty of
room for guests! MSRP: $34,342.
Closeout Price: $24,900. SAVE
$9,442. International RV World, 277
N. Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700. Summer
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm,
Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday Noon
– 4pm.
ALL NEW Flex by Augusta Luxury
Travel Trailers. We are the Exclusive
Dealer for Flex Travel Trailers in
Northern and Central Michigan. Flex
Travel Trailers have been recognized
as one of the best travel trailers ever
made. Stop by this week and take a
tour. International RV World, 277 N.
Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700. Summer
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm,
Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday Noon
– 4pm.
New 2013 Grey Wolf 19RR 19 foot
Travel Trailer. Toy Hauler, sleeps 5,
air, awning, furnace. MSRP $23,995.
Sale Price $15,995. Petoskey RV
USA, 2215 US Highway 31 N.
Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone 231-347-
3200.
REDUCED $13,000 TO $15,000. We
have two 2013 Avalanche Fifth
Wheels left. These have to go! One is
29.5 feet, the other is 34 feet. These
luxury fifth wheels have 3 or 4 slide-
outs and lots of extras but they have
been here too long. They are 2 of the
last 2013 models on our lot. We have
cut the price to the bone. We want
them gone this week! Stop in and
browse through these units. You will
love these fifth wheels and you love
the savings even more. International
RV World, 277 N. Expressway Court,
Gaylord, MI 49735. 989-448-8700.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday
9am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Sunday Noon – 4pm.
REDUCED $13,000. New 2013
Avalanche 295 RLS Fifth Wheel. This
luxury 29.5 foot fifth wheel has 3
slide-outs and lots of extras but it has
been here too long. We have cut the
price to the bone. We want this gone
this week! Stop in and browse
through this unit. International RV
World, 277 N. Expressway Court,
Gaylord, MI 49735. 989-448-8700.
Summer Hours: Monday – Friday
9am – 6pm, Saturday 9am – 5pm,
Sunday Noon – 4pm.
Register before September 6, 2013
to win a Tailgate party at the Detroit
Tigers baseball game. The game is
Sunday, September 15, 2013. The
Tigers are hosting the Kansas City
Royals. The trip includes 4 tickets to
the game and a guaranteed great
time as the Tigers head into the play-
offs. International RV World, 277 N.
Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700. Summer
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm,
Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday Noon
– 4pm.
RECREATIONAL VEHICLES
Register before September 6, 2013
to win a Tailgate party at the Detroit
Tigers baseball game. The game is
Sunday, September 15, 2013. The
Tigers are hosting the Kansas City
Royals. The trip includes transporta-
tion in one of our Recreational
Vehicles, 4 tickets to the game and a
guaranteed great time as the Tigers
head into the playoffs. Summer
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm,
Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday Noon
– 4pm. International RV World, 277
N. Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700
Used 2013 Palomino Bronco 1225
Truck Camper. New this was over
$16,000. Sale Price $10,300.
International RV World, 277 N.
Expressway Court, Gaylord, MI
49735. 989-448-8700. Summer
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm,
Saturday 9am – 5pm, Sunday Noon
– 4pm.
RESORT
Cabins and Lake House for rent
through October on 1,000 acre lake
in Hiawatha National Forest. Pots,
pans, dishes and bedding furnished.
Also have Camping spaces for RV’s
and Tents. Located in the Eastern
Upper Peninsula near East Lake in
Mackinac County. Secluded,
Waterfront location. Call Dee at East
Lake Resort, 906-430-0127, 1383
W. East Lake Court, Fibre, Michigan
SERVICES
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
SNACKS & DRINKS – Gaylord
Vending can supply your business or
office with vending machines for
snacks and Pepsi products for your
staff and customers. Serving
Gaylord, Petoskey, Boyne City,
Charlevoix, East Jordan, Grayling,
Lewiston, Mio and many areas in
Northern Michigan. We offer a full
line of popular snacks and drinks
including a line-up of healthy prod-
ucts. Locally owned and operated.
Contact us at 989-350-9238, 989-
732-8160 or e-mail us at
GaylordVending@Gmail.com.
STORAGE
APS Mini-Warehouse of Gaylord has
5x10 units available for just $35 a
month. No long term contract neces-
sary. In town, safe storage. Larger
units also available. Call 989-732-
8160.
Heated or Cold storage available for
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall, 989-
732-0724
SUV
2 to Choose from. 2012 Ford Escape.
Air, cruise. As low as $249 a month.
Rivertown Auto Group, The Best for
Less 989 VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI
231-627-6700. www.RiverAuto.net
2001 Chevy Suburban LT. 4WD,
leather, seats 7, tow pkg. As low as
$199 a month. Rivertown Auto
Group, The Best for Less 989 VFW
Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
www.RiverAuto.net
2002 Toyota RAV 4. 4WD, air, cruise,
nice. As low as $199 a month.
Rivertown Auto Group, The Best for
Less 989 VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI
231-627-6700. www.RiverAuto.net
2003 Ford Escape XLS. 4x4, air,
cruise. As low as $199 a month.
Rivertown Auto Group, The Best for
Less 989 VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI
231-627-6700. www.RiverAuto.net
2003 Honda Pilot EX 4x4. CARFAX 1
owner! Awesome 4x4! Pewter cloth,
CD w/audio controls on wheel, deep
tread Michelin tires! A very well care
for auto, with great features! $9,949.
Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861
US 31 North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-
2585.
2003 Mercedes Benz ML 320.
Leather, navigation, nice. As low as
$199 a month. Rivertown Auto
Group, The Best for Less 989 VFW
Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
www.RiverAuto.net
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Local Dealer buying good
quality used vehicles.
Statewide service.
We will pick your vehicle up.
Call for a free appraisal.
231-627-6700.
APS
Mini-Warehouse
Storage Units
are Available
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Our fenced storage area provides safe and
secure storage of your belongings.
Easy access with our in-town location.
112 E. Sixth St, PO Box 1914, Gaylord
989-732-5892
SUV
2004 Isuzu Axiom. Leather, power
moonroof, loaded. As low as $199 a
month. Rivertown Auto Group, The
Best for Less 989 VFW Road,
Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
www.RiverAuto.net
2005 Ford Escape XLT. AWD, Keyless
entry, great MPG in a SUV. AS LOW AS
$199 A MONTH. Drive Now Auto
Sales, 2215 US Highway 31 N
Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone 231-347-
3200. www.drivenow123.com
2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. 4x4, 4
new tires. As low as $199 a month.
Rivertown Auto Group, The Best for
Less 989 VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI
231-627-6700. www.RiverAuto.net
2006 Ford Explorer. 4x4, tow pkg,
new tires. AS LOW AS $199 A
MONTH. Drive Now Auto Sales, 2215
US Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200.
www.drivenow123.com
2007 Buick Rendezvous CXL.
Leather, sunroof, 3rd row seat. AS
LOW AS $199 A MONTH. Drive Now
Auto Sales, 2215 US Highway 31 N
Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone 231-347-
3200. www.drivenow123.com
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Limited. 4x4, leather, power sunroof,
new tires. AS LOW AS $249 A
MONTH. Drive Now Auto Sales, 2215
US Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200.
www.drivenow123.com
2007 GMC Acadia SLE. AWD, DVD,
rear entertainment, 3rd row seat AS
LOW AS $199 A MONTH. Drive Now
Auto Sales, 2215 US Highway 31 N
Petoskey, MI 49770. Phone 231-347-
3200. www.drivenow123.com
2007 Jeep Compass Sport 4x4. Just
arrived! 4 wheel drive and Nice! CD,
deep tread tires on alloys! Great safe-
ty features curtain air bags, fog
lights, with light gray cloth. $9,949.
Dave Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861
US 31 North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-
2585.
2007 Nissan Pathfinder SE. 4WD, air,
alarm, seats 7, fold down back seats,
tow pkg. AS LOW AS $249 A MONTH.
Drive Now Auto Sales, 2215 US
Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI 49770.
Phone 231-347-3200. www.dri-
venow123.com
SUV
2008 Saturn VUE. V-6, aluminum
rims, clean. AS LOW AS $199 A
MONTH. Drive Now Auto Sales, 2215
US Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200.
www.drivenow123.com
2009 Chevy Traverse LS. AWD, 3rd
row seat. AS LOW AS $199 A MONTH.
Drive Now Auto Sales, 2215 US
Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI 49770.
Phone 231-347-3200. www.dri-
venow123.com
2010 Chevy Equinox. AWD, loaded,
nice. As low as $219 a month.
Rivertown Auto Group, The Best for
Less 989 VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI
231-627-6700. www.RiverAuto.net
2011 Dodge Nitro. 4x4, only 80K. As
low as $289 a month. Rivertown Auto
Group, The Best for Less 989 VFW
Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
www.RiverAuto.net
TRACTORS
1954 8N FORD TRACTOR. Restored,
new 12 volt battery, fairly new tires,
starter overhauled. $2,700 obo. 231-
625-2155. Ask for Richard.
TRAILERS
New 2013 Interstate 8’ x 24’ Cargo
Trailer. Hard to find. V Nose, ramp,
side entrance. MSRP $7,995. Sale
Price $6,995. Petoskey RV USA,
2215 US Highway 31 N. Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200.
Open Galvanized Steel Angle Iron
Utility Trailer by Forest River, Triple
Angle Tongue, 6-1/2’ x 12’ Single
Axle w/Gate. MSRP $2,695. Sale
Price $1,595. Petoskey RV USA,
2215 US Highway 31 N. Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200.
TRUCKS
2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT. 4x4,
bedliner, air, cruise, tow pkg. As low
as $199 a month. Rivertown Auto
Group, The Best for Less 989 VFW
Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
www.RiverAuto.net
2003 Chevy S-10 LS Crew Cab 4x4.
Perfect truck for any season! Room
for passengers and cargo, CD, Tow,
Alloys, truck bed liner, power win-
dows, Air blows cold, charcoal cloth
seating, Great tent sale priced
$5,949. Dave Kring Chevrolet-
Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585.
TRUCKS
2005 Ford F-150 FX4. Ext cab, 4x4,
Triton 5.4L, leather, air, cruise, seats
5. Very nice. As low as $249 a month.
Rivertown Auto Group, The Best for
Less 989 VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI
231-627-6700. www.RiverAuto.net
2006 Ford F-150 XL. Triton 5.4L, tool
box, bedliner, air, cruise, bedliner. As
low as $199 a month. Rivertown Auto
Group, The Best for Less 989 VFW
Road, Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
www.RiverAuto.net
2007 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Limited. 4x4, leather, power sunroof,
new tires. AS LOW AS $249 A
MONTH. Drive Now Auto Sales, 2215
US Highway 31 N Petoskey, MI
49770. Phone 231-347-3200.
www.drivenow123.com
2008 GMC Sierra 1500. Bedliner, air,
cruise, CD. Priced to move. Only
$9,900. Rivertown Auto Group, The
Best for Less 989 VFW Road,
Cheboygan, MI 231-627-6700.
www.RiverAuto.net
2010 Ford F-150 Lariat. Super Crew,
4x4, power moonroof, leather, heat-
ed & air conditioned seats, tow pkg,
navigation, bedliner. $27,900.
Rivertown Auto Group, The Best for
Less 989 VFW Road, Cheboygan, MI
231-627-6700. www.RiverAuto.net
WANTED
Small, private collector paying cash
for Baseball, Football cards before
1970. Gaylord area. 231-373-0842
Wanted to Buy: Mineral rights which
are under current production. For
information, call Rick at 989-858-
3783
Wanted: OUTBOARD MOTORS, any
size, running or not. Also selling
Outboard Motors. Call 231-546-
6000
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(989) 732-2477 www.SmithReaItyGayIord.com
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FANTASTIC
HUNTING CAMP
OPPORTUNITY
Over 23 Acres of deeded,
pristine hunting property
and cabin at the Maple
Forest Hunting Camp.
$69,900.
MLS #286350
DIXON LAKE
Beautiful family owned
cottage on Dixon Lake.
Updated kitchen and bath-
rooms. Enjoy the quiet
north end of the lake all
year long.
$210,000.
MLS #284841
LAKE 27
Two times the value with this combo
Lakefront home and guest cabin featur-
ing over 110' of sandy frontage on
Beautiful and Pristine Lake 27! Main
home is a neat and clean chalet with
covered porch and 3+ bedrooms and a
partial basement. Small cabin is 594
sq' and is a perfect guest home after a
little fixing up. Great fishing and boating, close to golf, ski and snowmobile trails. Great
Value for two properties!
$187,900. MLS #284854
PEACEFUL SETTING
on beautiful Wildwood
Lake. This home features 3
large bedrooms and a full
basement with walk out
overhead door for easy ac-
cess to store the water toys.
Great location for year round activities including superb fishing and snowmobiling.
Property needs some finishing, yet is a great value for a lakefront home!
$134,900. MLS #284380
GORGEOUS NORTHERN
MICHIGAN ESTATE!
Sprawling 18+ acres on all sport, pri-
vate Oley Lake with sand beach & fiber-
glass dock. This 7,100 plus sq ft
custom home boasts a spacious kitchen
and large gathering area with beautiful lake views from inside or from the large covered
wrap around porch with indoor/outdoor sound system throughout porch & home. Master
suite and built in comforts make this home a dream. Property features pole barn and sta-
bles, with room to expand and an over sized three car garage for all your vehicles and
toys. This exclusive one of a kind home is among Otsego County's Finest!
$745,000. MLS #284705
NICELY WOODED
square 40 acre parcel with 570 sq
ft block cabin with propane lights,
hand pump water, out house, stor-
age bldg, fuel oil furnace. If you
enjoy the Great Outdoors, this op-
portunity to own a piece of North-
ern Michigan's wilderness could
be yours.
$74,900. MLS #284794
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In quaint town of Bellaire: you will find this 2
bedroom, 1 bath home on main rd for $50,000
BELLAIRE
Come Enjoy all that Lakes of the North has to
offer: with this 3 bedroom 2 bath home that of-
fers 2 fireplaces one in the living room and one
in the master bedroom home has a 2 car at-
tached garage and a large pole barn for all the
toys priced at $140,000
LAKES OF THE NORTH
Well Maintained 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath ranch with a par-
tial finished basement, 2 car attached heated garage
along with a 26x30 heated pole barn, home comes
with an outside wood boiler, workshop in pole build-
ing w/220 service and a generator hookup to power
whole home. Hot water is loaded by wood boiler.
Home is situated on 10 hardwood acres, tastefully
landscaped, sprinkler system, wildlife all around.
Home warranty included
ELMIRA
Looking for Lakefront and seclusion: This 3 bed-
room, 1 bath chalet on 9.24 wooded acres offers
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EAST JORDAN LAKEFRONT
CABIN IN THE WOODS!! This 2 bedroom, 1 Bath
with a loft, sets on 2.06 acres, with 673+/-feet on
Kolka Creek. New septic June 2012. Enjoy the
tranquility with wildlife all around. Only
$43,000
CREEK FRONTAGE
Right out side of Grayling you will find this 3
bedroom, 2 bath home with a family room and a
2 car garage home comes with a fenced in back
yard for the kids and the pets all for only
$21,760
GRAYLING
Ready to move in! 3 bedroom, 1 bath home on
1.74 acres close to town and about 1.5 miles to
all sports Lake Margrthe Priced at $68,900
GRAYLING
Log Interior home with deeded access to all
sports Chub lake that has 1/6 ownership of ac-
cess and dock just a short walk away 2 bedroom
home with a loft stone fireplace w large living
room and spacious kitchen. Enjoy great views
from the large decks. New Furnace priced at just
$115,900
ALL-SPORTS LAKE
ROSCOMMON
High visibility on the corner of M-32 and Alba
Rd for $15,000
Build your dream home or would make a great hunting
camp. This property has the electric already on it. Of-
fers a campsite with a fire ring and patio, as well as a
storage shed. This property is approx. 80% wooded
just waiting on you for $20,000
JOHANNESBURG
Partially Wooded Acreage. Get away from it all
with this 10.5 wooded acreage electric at the ad-
joining parcel, perfect for the nature lover priced
at $15,000
JOHANNESBURG
Backs up to state Land: 2 bedroom, 1 bath home
just minutes from I-75 partially fenced in yard for
$37,750
Donna Stubenvoll Managing Broker
Century 21 Dunn and Associates
Work (989) 731-4221 Mobile (989) 370-0270
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By Jim Akans
There’s plenty of space both inside and out for the
growing family, or for a couple looking for a fabulous
country retreat with this week’s feature listing that is
situated on 10 acres not far from the “northern hub”
of Gaylord.
This well-kept ranch style home with full base-
ment that is partially finished has a total of 2,694
square feet available, which includes approximately
1,480 square feet on the main living level. There are
four bedroom, two baths, separate living and family
rooms, a great kitchen and dining area, mud room
and even a handy workshop area. All of the rooms
are generously sized, and highlights such as beauti-
ful wood flooring, fireplace and gorgeous wood cab-
inetry create an indoor ambience that is inviting,
elegant and highly functional.
Outdoors the adventure continues with 10 acres of
grounds that include an in-ground sprinkler system,
a play area for the kids, plus a large 32 x 32
garage/pole barn that can easily accommodate vehi-
cles, recreational “toys” as well as yard maintenance
equipment. An open 17 x 10 foot deck on the rear of
the home offer the perfect spot to sit back, relax and
enjoy the views.
This spacious home and property near Gaylord is
listed at just $130,000. Call Koske Realty today for a
private showing. (989) 732-1012 or email
mmkos@rocketmail.com
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1738 S. Otsego Ave., P.O. Box 641 Gaylord, MI 49735
GREAT PRICE
for More Than 300
Feet of Frontage on
Outstanding Fishing
Traverse Lake. Private
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to Lake Unless You
Own Property...Here's
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$25,800.
MLS #285316
COUNTRY
QUIET
3 Bed, 2 Bath
Ranch on Big
Lot East of
Gaylord.
Attached 2
1/2 Car
Garage and
Full
Basement
with Unique Room for the Creative Side (workshop, painting, exercise,
etc.) New Carpet and Paint. Peaceful Country Sub not far from Gaylord.
$84,900. MLS #280904
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Lots of Parking and
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Please have your buyer pre-qualified with an Chemical Bank Loan
Officer of institution of choice. $39,900. MLS #281664
EXCEPTIONAL
HOME
Custom Prow Front
Ranch-Kitchen
redone in 2006-New
Cabinets- Tile ceram-
ic floors - Lighting-
All stainless steel
appliances- Natural
gas Furnace with pellet stove for low heating costs. - Black top Driove-
Fenced in backyard - Beautifully landscaped with irrigation system. Many
extras and a Great Location! $179,000. MLS #286694
CHARMING
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Flooring, New
High Efficiency
Natl Gas Furnace, New Hot Water Heater. Natural Gas Fireplace, Central Air,
Finished Attached 2 1/2 Car Garage, Roomy Deck, Landscaped Yard and
Quiet Neighborhood so You Can Enjoy it All. $86,900. MLS #280981
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Steps to
get your
lawn
ready for
fall
Compliments
of Ed Wohlfiel
Part 2 of 3
3. Rake the leaves
Raking leaves is no one's
idea of fun, but it's impor-
tant to remove fallen leaves
from your lawn as soon as
possible. Don't wait until all
the leaves have fallen from
the trees to start raking. If
you do, the leaves will
become wet from rain and
morning dew, stick together
and form an impenetrable
mat that, if left there, will suf-
focate the grass and breed
fungal diseases.
An alternative to raking
leaves is to use a lawn mower
with a collection bag or vac-
uum system. This iseffective
if you have a large yard with
many deciduous trees.
Regardless of whether you
use a rake or a lawn mower,
be sure to remove the leaves
before they turn into a soggy
mess.
4. Fertilize for future
growth
Most lawn experts agree: If
you fertilize your lawn only
once a year, do it in the fall.
The reason? Grass leaves
grow much more slowly as
the weather turns cool, but
the grass roots and rhizomes
continue to grow quickly.
Rhizomes are the horizontal
plant stems that lie just
beneath the soil's surface;
they produce the blades of
grass above and the roots
below.
A fall application of fertil-
izer delivers essential nutri-
ents for the grass to grow
deep roots now and to keep
nutrients in reserve for a
healthy start in the spring.
Wait until mid-to-late fall,
then apply a dry lawn fertil-
izer to all grassy areas; don't
miss any spots. You could
use a crank-style broadcast
spreader, but for optimum
coverage, consider using a
walk-behind drop spreader.
It takes a little longer, espe-
cially on hilly yards, but a
drop spreader provides the
best way to apply an even,
consistent layer of fertilizer.

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