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SPORTS
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PREVIEW

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Football • Volleyball • Soccer • Tennis • Cross Country

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CADILLAC
Cadillac Football
coach - cody mallory
record — 9-1
accomplishments — back-to-back Big North Conference champions, finished regular
season 9-0

returnees — Seniors: RB Michael Holdship; QB Ethan Baker; LB Dominic Cataldo; OL/DL

Christian Walkley, Brandon Mobley, Sam McCumber; WR/DB Tyler Barczewski; LB Gabe
Gischia; and WR Jeremy Ward.
newcomers — Juniors: RB Terrence Taylor; WR Clayton McCarthy; OL Isiah Raby; LB
Connor Flint; and DB Kaden Dennis. Sophomore: OL Jake Kochanny and DB Kegan
Brooks.
strengths — Our players will be technically sound and play with great effort for four
quarters each time out.
working on — We need to be able to establish a consistent running attack offensively
and be able to stop the run on defense.
style — We’re looking to run a no-huddle spread option on offense and we’ll have an
even front defensively. We plan to have good ball pursuit.
conference — Petoskey is the pick to win it while Gaylord and Traverse City Central
should be solid, as well.
goals — If we get better every practice and every game, then that is a step in the right
direction. We want to defend our conference title and secure another playoff berth.
experience — 13 seniors, 20 juniors and three sophomores.

marc vieau | cadillac news

The 2015 Cadillac football team. Front — Tyler Barczewski, Spencer Fisher, Jeremy Ward,
Gabe Gischia, Connor Flint, Ethan Baker, Kegan Brooks and Terrence Taylor. Second —
Gavin Daniels, Dylan Satchell, Kaden Dennis, Cooper Benson, Michael Holdship, Josiah
Campbell, Dominic Cataldo, Matt Fox and Michael Nowland. Third — Ryan DeKryger,
Brandon Mobley, Joe Trautner, Will Podzamsky, Jorden Wheeler, Aaron Roper, McKenzie
Fisher and Christian Walkley. Fourth — Damion Harbison, Sam McCumber, Brandon Mead,
Jacob Kochanny, Isaiah Raby, Tommy Huckle, Clayton McCarthy, Tyler Tackett and Hunter
Rensberry. Back — assistant coach Nick Swiger, assistant coach Todd Baker, head coach
Cody Mallory, assistant coach Pat Hinkle and student assistant Travis Whaley.
Cadillac Boys Football
Aug. 27 BIG RAPIDS
7:00
Sep. 03 Bay City John Glenn 7:00
Sep. 11 PETOSKEY
7:00
Sep. 18 Alpena
7:00
Sep. 25 OGEMAW HEIGHTS 7:00

Oct. 02
Oct. 09
Oct. 16
Oct. 23

Gaylord
7:00
TRAVERSE CITY WEST 7:00
MANISTEE
7:00
Traverse City Central 7:00
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Cadillac Volleyball
coach - michelle brines
record — 39-8-3
accomplishments — Ninth straight Class B district title and 6th straight regional title. Lost in state quarterfinals to eventual champion North Branch.

returnees — Senior OH Morgan Briggs is a fourth-year varsity player. Junior

marc vieau | Cadillac News

Cadillac Girls Volleyball
Aug. 22 Flushing Inv. (JV)
TBA
Aug. 22 Portage Central Inv. (V) 8:30
Aug. 25 Alpena (V) (JV)
5:30
Aug. 27 CADILLAC INV. 1 (V)
9:00
Aug. 31 CADILLAC INV. (JV)
9:00
Sep. 02 OGEMAW
HEIGHTS (V) (JV)
5:30
Sep. 12 Battle Creek
Lakeview (V)
8:00
Sep. 12 Mt. Morris Inv. (JV)
9:00
Sep. 14 TRAVERSE CITY
CENTRAL (V) (JV)
5:30
Sep. 16 Petoskey (V) (JV)
5:30
Sep. 19 Alma Inv. (JV)
9:00
Sep. 19 CADILLAC INV. 2 (V)
9:00
Sep. 21 Traverse City
West (V) (JV)
5:30

Sep. 23
Sep. 26
Sep. 30
Oct. 05
Oct. 14
Oct.
Oct.
Oct.
Oct.

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Oct. 28
Oct. 31

GAYLORD (V) (JV)
Birch Run Inv. (JV)
ALPENA (V) (JV)
Ogemaw
Heights (V) (JV)
Traverse City
Central (V) (JV)
Lowell Inv. (JV)
Mt. Morris Inv. (V)
PETOSKEY (V) (JV)
TRAVERSE CITY
WEST (V) (JV)
Gaylord (V) (JV)
Central Montcalm
Inv. (V)
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The 2015 Cadillac volleyball
team. Front — Hanna Liptak, Gabby
Hogalund, Morgan Briggs, Nicole
Kleinsorge and Megan Alworden. Back
— Elizabeth Pyles, Naomi Boonzaaijer,
Mikayela Johns, Ali Smith, Kylie
Christensen and Gabby Kapuscinski.

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5:30

MH Kylie Christensen returns, as does junior setter Ali Finch and sophomore
OH Gabby Kapuscinski.
newcomers — Senior DS Megan Alworden, MH Gabby Hoaglund, DS/RH
Nicole Kleinsorge and libero Hanna Liptak. Junior MH Naomi Boonzaaijer, RH
Mikayela Johns and RH Liz Pyles.
strengths — We should be a good blocking team with added height and
our serving will be a strength, as well. Offensively, we are much deeper than
we have been in past years, too.
working on — The biggest thing we need to work on is just learning how to
play together on the court and speeding up our offense.
conference — I think we will be in the mix again and one of our goals is to
win the conference championship. Traverse City Central returns a lot of talent
and Petoskey and Traverse City West should be good, too.
goals — The girls want to get back to Battle Creek and that’s our goal every
year. We’re not going to talk about a lot, though, because we know it’s going to take a lot of hard work to get there and there are a lot of good teams
with the same goal.
experience — Five seniors, five juniors and one sophomore.

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Cadillac Cross country
coach - tim omalley
accomplishments — The Cadillac girls were 4th in the Big North Conference, with Brittney

Smith earning All-Conference 1st Team and Emily MacLean earning All-Conference 2nd Team.
The team finished 5th in the Division 2 regional meet. Haylea Smith finished 12th overall in the regional meet and advanced to the D2 State Championship meet. Haley finished 114th in a field
of 248. The Boys won three large-school meets during the season. They placed 5th in Big North
Conference and finished 11th in the Division 2 regional.
returnees — For the girls, our senior returning leaders are Katelyn Erickson, Hannah Ludviksen,
Jillian McNitt, Kaitlyn Monfils, Jessica Netzley, and Cassie O’Hagan. Returning juniors are Kate
Buckmaster, Paige Fiet, Jessica Geeseman, Abby Hearth, Savana Holmes, Brittney Smith and
Haylea Smith. Sophomores with one year racing experience are Brooke Costello, McKinsey
Crozier, Caitlin Dietlin, Mary Erickson, Katelyn Goodrich, Rachel Green, Shannon Metzger, Darcy
Naugle, Emily Smith, Haley Swiger, and Haley Willis. On the boys team, seniors Nathaniel Dietlin,
Jerome Jones and Caleb Mitchell are back to lead the team. Juniors Kyle Pike and Jered Holland are also back as upperclassmen. Sophomores are Evan Chilcote, Timothy Coffey, Conner
Jackson, Noah Peltier, Rhys Seward and Devin Taylor.
newcomers — A large turnout of freshman girls includes Brittany Byers, Brittany Cunningham,
Kristin Goodrich, Theresa Inchou, Mollie Mockler, Breanna Parker, Erica Peterson, Kendra Phillips,
Shayanna Rossell, Abby Wetherell and Jennifer Zuniga. Also joining the team for their first season
are senior Cassie O’Hagan, junior Madison Lux, sophomores Analynne Klotz and Carissa Mitchell.
On the boys side, we also have a good turnout of incoming freshmen that includes Matthew
Brines, Timothy Carlington, Brandon Eller, Zach Elmore, Grant Fiet and Brendan Hambright.
strengths — The number of athletes on the girls team has been growing consistently for a
number of years and we expect to have up to 40 or more runners ready to toe the line for the
first invitational. With only one varsity runner graduating from last year’s team, the team is experienced, deep and determined. We also expect a number of the newcomers competing for varsity positions. The team is coming into the season with a positive attitude and high expectations.
Their experience, strength in numbers, summer training and support for each other provide all
the ingredients for success at our scheduled invitational races, the tough Big North Conference
and the D2 regional. The boys team is young, but returns four of our 2014 varsity runners. Last season’s JV runners and a number of newcomers will have to step up to varsity positions and run well
for the team to meet its goals. They have been logging the training miles this summer to be ready
to compete. With the new additions, it will take a few early season races to sort out the varsity
line-up. There will be adjustments to our strategies as the new teammates gain experience and
develop. Practices have been hard and intense this year, and the boys are demonstrating the
ability to do the work and meet the increased expectations. They will be prepared to a make a
push later in the season in the Big North and regional meets.

marc vieau | cadillac news

The 2015 Cadillac cross country team. Front — Haley Swiger, Mollie Mockler, Kristen Goodrich,
Katelyn Goodrich, Emily Smith, Brooke Castillo, Abby Croskey, Erika Peterson and Brittany Byers.
Second — Jennifer Zuniga, Analynne Klotz, Brittney Smith, Kaitlyn Monfils, Hannah Ludviksen,
Abby Hearth, Paige Fiet, Makayla McQueer, Haylea Smith, Theresa Inscho, Jillian McNitt and
Jessica Netzley. Third — Mary Erickson, Caitlin Dietlin, Haley Willis, Rachel Green, Kate Buckmaster,
McKinsey Crozier, Cassie O’Hagan, Paige Sharp, Madison Lux, Savana Holmes, Brittany
Cunningham, Shannon Metzger and Renaye Greenwood. Fourth — Brendan Hambright, Matthew
Brines, Tim Coffey, Devin Taylor, Noah Peltier, Caleb Mitchell, Michael Jones, Nathaniel Dietlin,
Zachary Elmore, Kyle Pike, Jered Holland, Connor Jackson and Evan Chilcote. Fifth — Jessica
Geeseman, assistant coach Laurie Decker, assistant coach Kevin Decker, Brandon Eller, Grant
Fiet, Timothy Carlington, Katelyn Erickson, Abby Wetherell, Carissa Mitchell, Darcy Naugle, Kendra
Phillips, Rhys Seward, head
coach Tim O’Malley and assisCadillac Boys & Girls
Oct. 03 Allendale Inv.
TBA
Cross Country
Oct. 06 BNC Meet
4:00
tant coach Eric Clark.
Aug. 29
Sep. 02
Sep. 09
Sep. 19
Sep. 22
Sep. 26

Benzie Central Inv.
Cadillac Inv.
St. Johns Inv.
Sparta Inv.
BNC Meet
Oakridge

9:00
10:00
4:00
8:00
4:00
TBA

Oct. 16
Oct. 20
Oct. 23
Oct. 31

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Alma Inv.
Regionals
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CADILLAC
Cadillac Tennis
Cadillac Boys Tennis
Aug. 19 Spring Lake Inv.
Aug. 21 CADILLAC INV.
Aug. 26 Ludington
Aug. 31 Traverse City
St. Francis Tourn.
Sep. 02 Traverse City
St. Francis Tourn.
Sep. 03 Up North Inv.
Sep. 10 LUDINGTON

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9:30
9:00
4:00

Sep. 12 Spring Lake Inv.
8:45
Sep. 17 Traverse City West
4:00
Sep. 22 TRAVERSE CITY
CENTRAL
4:00
Sep. 24 Petoskey
4:00
Sep. 29 ALPENA
4:00
Oct. 01 Big North Conf. Finals 9:00
Oct. 06 Big North Conf. Finals 9:00
Oct. 08 Regionals
TBA
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coach - craig baas
accomplishments — Qualified for the MHSAA Division 3 State Finals
returnees — Jordan Adlam at No. 1 singles and Brandon Ralston at the same position at No. 3 singles. James Tomaszewski
at No. 1 doubles. Ian Munch worked hard to get to No. 4 singles. Chaz Kamaloski returns at doubles.

newcomers — Quinn Crago at No. 2 singles. Nick Meier, Henry Hess, Parker Denike, Hunter Parker, Kase McMartin and Con-

nor Swaffer are all new to varsity playing doubles.
strengths — Our singles are pretty strong this year. We have some great leadership from Jordan Adlam, Quinn Crago and
Brandon Ralston.
working on — The doubles lineup is our main focal point prior to conference play. Mental toughness and strategy is also
something we will constantly be working on.
conference — Traverse City Central is favored to win.
goals — I feel we can be in the top three in the conference as a team. We should be able to make the state tournament. I
feel our singles will make a strong mark this season and expecting some conference and regional champs.
experience — three seniors, six juniors and three sophomores.

The 2015 Cadillac boys’ tennis team. Front — Parker
Denike, Jordan Adlam and Ian Munch. Second
— Connor Swaffer, Nick Meier, Hunter Parker and
James Tomaszewski. Third — Henry Hess, Kase
McMartin, coach Craig Baas, Chaz Kamaloski and
Brandon Ralston. Missing is Quinn Crago.

Cadillac Soccer

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The 2015 Cadillac boys soccer team. Front — Collin Jarvis, Max Watson, Jacob Cochrane, Alex Netzley
and Max Reaume. Second — Zach Losinski, Sam Sovis, Noah Scott, Bennett Johnson, Nick Jonas, Alex
Whipple and David Greenfield. Third — assistant coach Ian Wolf, Rudy Myers, Shaun Praay, Brendan
Shanahan, Jacob Maier, Mike Gussert, Ben Farley, Jeremy Weedon, Kevin McLeskey and head coach
Luke Rumohr.

Cadillac Boys Soccer
Aug. 25 Mt. Pleasant (V) (JV) 5:00
Aug. 27 Sparta (V) (JV)
5:00
Aug. 31 Alpena (V) (JV)
5:00
Sep. 02 OGEMAW HEIGHTS (V) 5:00
Sep. 10 TRAVERSE CITY
CENTRAL (V) (JV)
5:00
Sep. 15 Petoskey (V) (JV)
5:00
Sep. 17 Traverse City
West (V) (JV)
5:00
Sep. 19 LUDINGTON (V) (JV) 10:00

Sep. 22
Sep. 24
Sep. 29
Sep. 30
Oct. 06

GAYLORD (V) (JV)
5:00
ALPENA (V) (JV)
5:00
Ogemaw Heights (V) 5:00
Elk Rapids (V) (JV)
5:00
Traverse City
Central (V) (JV)
5:00
Oct. 08 PETOSKEY (V) (JV)
5:00
Oct. 13 TRAVERSE CITY
WEST (V) (JV)
5:00
Oct. 15 Gaylord (V) (JV)
5:00
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coach - luke rumohr

working on — Chemistry. We have experience, but we haven’t deaccomplishments — Elk Rapids Cherry Ke Tournament champs
veloped a chemistry yet that is needed in the rigorous Big North Conferreturnees — Jeremy Weedon, Sr. Center back; Kevin Mcleskey, Sr. ence.
Center back; David Greenfield, Sr. GK; Jake Maier, Sr. Defense; Noah style — Offensively we look to use our speed to create dangerous

Scott, Sr. Midfield; Sam Sovis, Sr. Forward; Mike Gussert, Jr. Midfield; Brendan Shanahan, Jr. Midfield; Ben Farley, Jr. Midfield; and Nick Jonas, Jr.
Forward
newcomers — Max Watson, Jr. Defense; Bennett Johnson, Jr. Midfield;
Max Reaume, Jr. Forward; Rudy Myers, Jr. Defense; Zach Losinski, Jr. GK;
Shawn Praay, Jr. Forward; Collin Jarvis, Jr. Forward; Alex Whipple, Jr. Midfield; and Alex Netzley, Fr. Defense
strengths — Aggressive style of attack and defense. Solid experience

opportunities. Defensively, we will look to pressure teams into frustration.
conference — Very strong conference with state-ranked teams like
TC Central and West. Petoskey is always on the D2 radar for a state title
run.
goals — Continue to build a strong program for soccer in Cadillac. Look
for a strong finish in the BNC and a district title and more in October.
experience — six seniors, 12 juniors and one freshman

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The 2015 Cadillac Heritage Christian soccer team.
Bottom row from left to right: Parker Vrieze, Ethan Brock,
Benjamin Gaffke, Isaac Brock, Seth Wanner, Malachi
Butler and Luke Stagg. Middle row from left to right:
Lucas Meyering, Jordan Valk, Alex McDonald, Jason
Wanner, Aaron Wanner, Connor Farmer and Wilson
Vrieze. Top row from left to right: Coach Tom Stagg,
Joel Vredenburg, Seth Killingbeck, Taylor Vrieze, Bryce
Pangborn, Jacob Welliver, Luke Welliver, Ethan Stagg
and Ryan McDonald.

coach - tom stagg
record — 4-9
returnees — Joel Vredenburg - Keeper/Forward; Aaron Wanner - Midfield; Lucas Meyering - Fullback; and Jacob Welliver
- Forward

newcomers — Seth Killingbeck - Forward; Ryan McDonald - Midfield; Ethan Stagg - Midfield; Jordan Valk - Keeper/Forward;

Ethan Brock - Midfield; Alex Mcdonald - Midfield; Wilson Vrieze - Forward; Jason Wanner - Midfield; Luke Welliver - Midfield;
Taylor Valk - Fullback; and Parker Vrieze - Fullback
strengths — Improved communication and control.
working on — Cohesiveness as a team and movement away from the ball.
style — Our offensive strength will start in our midfield, working up through our forwards. Our defensive crew is fairly young,
and we will be working on bolstering them throughout the season.
goals — Our goals are to improve individually and as a team throughout the season. We will strive to play hard and fair.
Our ultimate goal is to glorify our Lord Jesus through our attitudes and actions on and off the field. Success this season will
be determined not by our win/loss record, but by improvement and the Godly character we build throughout this season.
experience — two seniors, two juniors, five sophomores, five freshmen, one eighth grader, five seventh graders and four
sixth graders

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The 2015 Cadillac Heritage Christian volleyball team. Bottom
row from left to right: Abby Fekete, Ellie Meyering, Acacia
Smith, Mariah Reitz and Hope Arrington. Top row left to right:
Coach Erica Crawley, Ella Williams, Caitlin Taylor, Kaitlyn
Potocki, Brianna Ransom and Skyelar Hibbs.

coach - erica crawley
returnees — Mariah Reitz - Senior, defensive all around; Kaitlyn Potocki - Senior, outside hitter; Acacia Smith - Junior,

setter; Hope Arrington - Junior, defensive all around; Vyolet Yaklin, Junior, middle hitter; Autumn Yaklin - Sophmore,
setter; Ella Williams - Sophomore, hitter; Caitlin Taylor, Sophomore, defense; and Abigail Fekete, Sophomore, defense
newcomers — Skyelar Hibbs - Senior; Brianna Ransom - Junior; Ellie Meyering - Freshman; Sabrina Crago - Freshman;
and Brooklynn Salisbury - Freshman
strengths — We have some very talented athletes. I think that they will take hold of the new offense well and they
will no doubt see great things as a result.
working on — We have a large team of 9th-12th graders. We will be working on learning each of our roles on the
floor. We want to focus on the strengths of each player and learn how to best utilize those for the benefit of the team.
As the season progresses, we will be fine-tuning a new offense.
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anticipate that fans will see enthusiastic players that thoroughly enjoy the game of volleyball.
goals — My goal this season is to come together as a team. I want to work on individual skills and talents of each
player and help them see how each talent can impact our game for the better.
experience — three seniors, four juniors, four sophomores and three freshmen

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BUCKLEY
Buckley Soccer
coach - john vermilya
record — 8-8-2
accomplishments — Lost first round of districts
returnees — Demian Allen - Forward (Sr); Dominique Kroskie - Forward (Sr);

Alex Welling - Midfield (Sr); Denver Cade - Defender (So); Joey Weber - Goalkeeper/Forward; and (So) Austin Harris - Defender (So)
newcomers — Bryson Arnott - Defender (Sr) first-year player; and Garrett Emery - Midfield (Fr)
strengths — Strong defense, great team speed and very athletic
working on — We are not deep, so we need to develop our bench.
style — A commitment to excellence, proven by paying attention to the details and fundamentals.
conference — Leland is the favorite, with NorthBay and Benzie Central as dark
horses.
goals — Beat Leland and win a district title.
experience — seven seniors, two juniors, six sophomores and four freshmen

Buckley Boys Soccer
Aug. 19 TC West Scrimmage
Aug. 22 McBain NMC Invite
Aug. 24 PINE RIVER
Aug. 26 CHARLEVOIX
Aug. 31 Forest Area
Sep. 03 TC Bulldogs
Sep. 09 Kingsley
Sep. 14 BENZIE
Sep. 16 GLEN LAKE
Sep. 21 Leland

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The 2015 Buckley soccer team.
Front — Joyanna Nolf, Bryce
Russell, Dennis Nolf, Joey Weber,
Corrie Burgess, Dominique
Kraskie and Demian Allen. Back
— Garrett Luther, Brock Emery,
Alex Welling, Brock Beeman,
Austin Harris, Denver Cade, Dillon
Hankins, Ridge Beeman and
Garrett Emery.

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Sep. 28 KINGSLEY
5:00
Sep. 30 Benzie
5:00
Oct. 05 Glen Lake
5:00
Oct. 07 LELAND
5:00
Oct. 09 Pentwater
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Oct. 12 Suttons Bay
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Oct. 14 TC BULLDOGS
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Oct. 19 Districts
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Oct. 27 Regionals
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Buckley Volleyball
coach - crystal rath
returnees — Stephanie Kinere - Senior - Setter; Montana Yens - Junior - OH/MH; Autumn
Beeman - Senior - OH; and Emma Cassey - Senior - DS

newcomers — There are 6 juniors coming up and the possibility of some younger players

Buckley Girls Volleyball
Aug. 22 McBain NMC
Varsity Invite
9:00
Aug. 25 Frankfort Varsity Invite 9:00
Sep. 02 VARSITY QUAD MATCH TBA
Sep. 03 Northport
4:30
Sep. 08 SUTTONS BAY
5:30
Sep. 10 TRI W-NORTHPORT
ONEKAMA
5:00
Sep. 12 Brethren JV Invite
9:00
Sep. 15 Benzie
5:30
Sep. 19 Frankfort JV Invite
9:00
Sep. 22 Kingsley
5:30
Sep. 24 G. T. ACADEMY
5:30
Sep. 26 Onekama Varsity Invite 9:00

Sep. 29
Oct. 06
Oct. 08
Oct. 13
Oct. 15
Oct. 20
Oct. 23
Oct. 26

LELAND
5:30
Frankfort
5:30
Bear Lake
5:30
GLEN LAKE
5:30
MAINSTEE CC
6:00
Mesick
5:30
G.T. Academy
5:30
MASON COUNTY
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9:00
Nov. 02 Districts
TBA
Nov. 10 Regionals
TBA
Nov. 17 QUATERFINALS
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TBA
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courtesy photo

The 2015 Buckley volleyball team. Back row
L-R Amber Beeman,
Emily Houghton, Makayla
Luther, Kailee Kroskie,
Montana Yens, Autumn
Beeman, Nora Ramsay
and Allison Boman.
Front Row L-R Megan
Molloseau and Kirsi
Wildfong. Not pictured: Emma Cassey,
Stephanie Kinere and
Heather Barley.

so that will add new talent and depth to our team.
strengths — Last season into this year, we have spent many hours working on defense.
The team has improved its passing greatly. They work hard everyday to improve.
working on — We have a small team again this year so everyone needs to learn to play
multiple positions. We will be working with a new setter this year so that will open up the
options for us to run a 6-2 offense. The girls are used to running a 5-1 so that will be a huge
change for us this season.
style — As a team, we are working on improving the passing game within our defense.
This was something that they struggled with last year as a team.
conference — Leland is always a tough competitor so it is always a top pick but Kingsley
is a tough team, too.
goals — The girls struggled with confidence last season but greatly improved their record.
Goals this year will include bettering the overall record and making a strong appearance
in post-season play.
experience — four seniors and six juniors

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Buckley Cross Country
Buckley Boys & Girls
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Aug. 29 Benzie Invite
9:00
Sep. 02 Manton Invite
4:30
Sep. 12 BUCKLEY INVITE
10:00
Sep. 15 Leland
4:00
Sep. 19 Central Lake Invite
9:00

Sep. 29 Kingsley
4:00
Oct. 03 Pine River Invite
9:00
Oct. 08 Mesick invite
4:00
Oct. 13 Suttons Bay
4:00
Oct. 24 Class D Invite
9:00
Oct. 30 Regionals
TBA
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The 2015 Buckley cross
country teams. From
left, manager Jacob
Wicker, Nathan Klaus,
Graham Spitzer, Denver
Cade, Abby Wicker, Kirsi
Wildfong, Megan Wilkie
and Sam Wicker.

coach - ken wicker
returnees — Girls: Kirsi Wildfong, junior - Kirsi has been a state qualifier the last two years. I expect

her to be very competitive this year. Abby Wicker, junior - Abby has been working very hard this
summer and is ready to step up and have a good season for us. Lauren Beeman, senior and Megan Wilke, sophomore - both girls have put in a lot of work this summer and will round out our top
five. I am really looking for these girls to step up this year. Boys: Denver Cade, sophomore - Denver
is an outstanding runner. He was all-state last fall and has set his goals high for this season, as well.
Graham Spitzer, sophomore - I am excited to see how Graham runs this fall. He has been working
hard this summer and I expect to see a lot of improvement this fall. Nathan Klaus, senior and Brock
Beeman, sophomore - Nathan and Brock will be much improved this season and will be a key to
our team success.
newcomers — Girls: Samantha Wicker, freshman - Samantha has the potential to be very good.
If she can adapt to the longer race, she can be very competitive. Boys: Ridge Beeman, freshman
- Ridge is an outstanding talent. He was very good in junior high and I believe he can continue that
success this year.
strengths — We will have a full girls team with five solid runners. Our top runners will be very competitive. I like this group of girls. They work hard and are fun to work with. Boys: We are very good
with our top three runners. If we can develop our top five, we can be very competitive. It’s up to
them how hard they are willing to work.
working on — To start the season we will continue to work on building a strong fitness base that
will carry us throughout the season. We always try to use our early season to increase our mileage,
continue our strength routine and add speed work that allows us to race fast at the end of the
season.
conference — girls - Benzie Central and Kingsley. Boys- Benzie Central and Frankfort. If we can
find a solid fifth runner, we could be very competitive and challenge for a top-three finish.
goals — Every season is the same for us. We will define success by our improvement throughout
the season. We strive for all our athletes to reach their full potential. We want to compete in each
meet and have the best team finish possible.
experience — Girls: one freshman, one sophomore, two juniors and one senior. Boys: One freshman, two sophomores and one senior

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Evart
Evart Football
andy duffy | Cadillac News

The 2015 Evart football team. Front Row — Andrew
Shaw, Cody Pritchard, Layne Nadig, Jericho VanScoyoc
and Andrew Booher. Second — Danny Griffin, Josh
Dorn, Andrew Maxwell, Dillon Danley, Chris Imhoff,
Ryan Albright and Karsten Allan. Third — Zach Parshall,
Nick Sylvester, Anson Poullion, Robbie Tapline, Roman
Tiedt, Trevin Ladd and Dylan Kitchen. Missing are Jacob
Kleeves and Caleb Parrish.

Evart Boys Football
Aug. 28 White Cloud
Sep. 03 HARRISON
Sep. 11 McBain
Sep. 18 MANTON
Sep. 25 Beal City

Oct. 02
Oct. 09
Oct. 16
Oct. 23

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7:00
7:00
7:00

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7:00
Pine River
7:00
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coach - patrick craven
record — 2-7
returnees — Robbie Tapling (Sr.) WR/DB; Chris Imhoff (Sr.) RB/LB; Zach Parshall (Sr.) OL/DL; Andrew Maxwell (Sr.) TE/LB; Anson

Poullion (Jr.) OL/DL; Danny Griffin (Jr.) WR/DB; Trevin Ladd (Jr.) QB/DB; and Cody Pritchard (Jr.) RB/LB
newcomers — We will have four or five sophomores who need to produce right away for us if we are to be successful this
season.
strengths — We return all of our core skill group. Our young men are very athletic and have a tremendous work ethic.
working on — We will need to continue to grow up quickly on our offensive and defensive lines.
style — We hope the experiences of last year will help this team grow and become better football players and young men.
Completing games with only 14 players last year was difficult. We were proud of our young men for working through a difficult
situation. We hope those experiences pay off for us this year.
goals — Our team goal is to compete for the conference championship in the toughest football league in northern Michigan. In the immediate sense, all of our focus is on White Cloud and week one. We are working to get better every single day.
experience — eight seniors, eight juniors and six sophomores

Evart Volleyball
Evart Girls Volleyball
Aug. 21 Coleman - Quad
Aug. 25 FARWELL
Sep. 01 Harrison
Sep. 05 Hesperia
Sep. 09 MANISTEE
Sep. 15 Marion
Sep. 22 BEAL CITY
Sep. 24 VESTABURG
Sep. 26 McBain
Sep. 29 McBain NMC

4:00
7:00
7:00
TBA
7:30
7:00
7:00
7:00
9:00
7:00

Oct. 01
Oct. 03
Oct. 06
Oct. 08
Oct. 13
Oct. 20
Oct. 27
Oct. 31
Nov. 02

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MCBAIN
Mesick
Lake City
MANTON
Pine River
Beal City (HC)
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The 2015 Evart volleyball team.
Back — Mikayla Wallace,
Kamrya Struble, Loraine Foster,
Coach Katie Nostrant, Danielle
Conklin and Sierra Barnette
Front — Ashley Hopkins, Felicia
Nelson, Danielle Beasley, Allyssa
Witbeck and Meron Kebede.
Missing — McKenzie Kimball
and Megan Myers.

coach - katie nostrant
returnees — Allyssa Witbeck - Setter / Outside Hitter; Mikayla Wallace –

Middle; Loraine Foster - Right Side Hitter; Ashley Hopkins - Outside Hitter; Danielle Conklin - Outside / Middle Hitter; and Danielle Beasley - Libero
newcomers — Sierra Barnett - Middle Hitter; McKenzie Kimball – Setter; and
Felicia Nelson - Libero
strengths — Our major strength is “TEAMWORK.” The girls have really been
working well together…helping each other out with the new rotations and
defense.
working on — Our philosophy this year is “Back to Basics.” We will be working a lot on technique. Technique with everything from service, passing, setting, hitting, blocking, offense and defense. If you get back to the basics with

technique, it will become a habit for the girls and with a great habit, comes
great things.
style — We will be running a 5-1 offense and a rotational defense. The 5-1
offense allows us to have solid hitters more often as well as big blocks. As for
the rotational defense, the girls will be able to cover more area.
conference — I see Beal City as the strong contender for the conference.
They have a very solid program and work well together. There could be a lot
of sleepers...give me a few weeks to get these girls going and it might be us.
goals — Success this season is defined as: #thevision - Doing the right thing
the right way. Building together, working together, relying on each other. Being an example for fellow players as well as fellow classmates. We are working together to be a better community!
experience — five seniors, three juniors, one sophomore and two freshmen

Evart Cross country
Evart Boys & Girls Cross Country
Aug. 22 Central Lake
10:00
Aug. 26 Hesperia
TBA
Sep. 02 Manton
(Fox and Hunter)
TBA
Sep. 08 FARWELL AND
HARRISON
4:30
Sep. 12 Midland Bullock Creek 9:00
Sep. 15 Beaverton
5:00
Sep. 19 Sparta
8:00
Sep. 22 MARION (HC)
4:30
Sep. 26 EVART INVITATIONAL 10:00

Sep. 29
Oct. 03
Oct. 06
Oct. 16
Oct. 20
Oct. 24
Oct. 30
Oct. 31
Nov. 07

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Manton (HC)
4:30
Montabella
4:00
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4:30
Chippewa Hills
11:00
Regionals
TBA
Regionals
TBA
State Finals
TBA
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The 2015 Evart cross
country team. Back —
Coach Kevin Mills, Kyle
Cichewicz-Payne, Tanner
Ryan, Josh Woods,
Santana Scott and Nick
Niles. Middle — Nathan
Woods, Micah Wetters,
Eavid Green and Andrew
Bengry. Front — Clairese
Clark, Sarah Nelson and
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returnees — Boys: Santana Scott, 1st runner, (12); Josh Woods, 2nd runner, (11); Micah Wetters,

6th runner, (12); Andrew Bengry, 5th runner, (12); Girls: Mara VanOrder, 1st runner, (12); Clairese
Clark, 3rd runner, (12); Brooke Belleville, 4th runner, (11); Arriana Mooney, 5th runner, (10)
newcomers — Boys: Nathan Woods, 3rd runner, (9); Austin Hamilton, 4th runner, (9); Alex Hamilton, 7th runner, (9); Girls: Sarah Nelson, 2nd runner, (10); Kimberly Wilson, 6th runner, (12)
strengths — The boys have two returning all state athletes in Josh Woods and Santana Scott.
Santana is ranked to win state after his runner-up finish last year. After the front two runners, we
have three freshmen who will be the top freshmen in D4 along with upperclassmen who were on
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working on — Team unity. We need to be united as a team to be an encouragement to each
member to perform their best in practice and meets.
conference — I feel confident that Evart’s boys will win the conference and McBain could be
a surprising team.
goals — Boys: Conference champions, regional champions and top 3 at state. Girls: Top 5 in the
conference
experience — Boys: four seniors, two juniors, one sophomore and five freshmen. Girls: three seniors, one junior and two sophomores

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Forest Area
Forest Area Football
Forest Area Boys Football
Aug. 28 TRAVERSE CITY
CHRISTIAN
7:00
Sep. 03 LaSalle
7:00
Sep. 11 Inland Lakes
7:00
Sep. 18 MANCELONA
7:00
Sep. 26 OPEN DATE
12:00

Oct. 02 CENTRAL LAKE
Oct. 09 Gaylord St. Marys
Oct. 16 JOHANNESBURG
LEWISTON
Oct. 23 Traverse City Christian
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The 2015 Forest Area football
team. Front — Manager
Devin O’Conner, Seth
Bearden, Zac Keiser, Jordan
Reid, Hollis Thomas and
manager Andre Gagins.
Middle — Coach Mumby,
Coach Keiser, Hunter Perkins,
Eric Wagner-Keiser, Brandon
Keiser, Paul Korn, James
Gilbert and Coach Butts.
Back — David Gordon, Zach
McLeod, Nathan McLeod,
William Shoemaker, Caleb
Szymchack, Garrett BubeeMullins, Michael DunhamKeiser and Coach Parsons.

strenths — Run the ball and play sound defense; create turnovers and pursuit to the football.
working on — Implementing the systems on both sides of the ball. Getting the returning players

coach - brian mumby

record — 1-8
acclimated and bringing the newcomers up to speed.
returnees — Seniors: OL/LB- William Shoemaker; RB/DB Paul Korn; RB/DB Eric Wagner-Keiser; style — Run first with a full-house T offense. We want ball control and to chew up the clock. We

TE/LB- Lucas Garcia; and OL/DL- James Gilbert. Juniors: QB/DB- Hollis Thomas; OL/DL Daniel Gordon; OL/DL Brandon Keiser; TE/OLB Nate McLeod. Sophomores: RB/DB- Zac McLeod; and OL/
DL- Garrett Bybee-Mullins.
newcomers — Freshmen: RB/LB Hunter Perkins, OL/DL- Zac Keiser, Jordan Reid, RB/DB- Seth
Bearden. Sophomore: OL/DL- Michael Dunham-Keiser. Junior: TE/OLB- Caleb Szymchack, KGrace White.

play a 5-2 slant defense that stresses tackling, turnovers and pursuit to the football.
conference — St. Ignace or Johannesburg-Lewiston are the favorites. Sleepers are Mancelona, Inland Lakes and Central Lake. All five teams made the playoffs last year.
goals — Winning season, make the playoffs and all players staying eligible in the classroom.
experience — five seniors, six juniors, three sophomores and four freshmen

Forest Area Soccer
Forest Area Boys Soccer
Aug. 22 McBain Northern
Mich Christian
9:00
Aug. 26 KINGSLEY (COED)
5:00
Aug. 31 BUCKLEY (COED)
5:00
Sep. 01 Kalkaska (Coed)
7:00
Sep. 03 Burt Lake (Coed)
5:00
Sep. 08 CHEBOYGAN (COED) 5:00
Sep. 10 Bellaire (Coed)
5:00
Sep. 15 Roscommon (Coed) 5:00
Sep. 17 HARBOR LIGHT
CHRISTIAN (COED) 5:00

Sep. 22
Sep. 24
Sep. 26
Sep. 29
Oct. 01
Oct. 06

BURT LAKE (COED) 5:00
Cheboygan (Coed)
5:00
KALKASKA (COED) 10:00
ROSCOMMON (COED) 5:00
BELLAIRE (COED)
7:00
Harbor Light
Christian (Coed)
5:00
Oct. 13 OPEN DATE (COED) 5:00
Oct. 15 Open Date (Coed)
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The 2015 Forest Area soccer team.
Front — Kyle Ingersoll, Tyler Martin,
Erik Gillette, Luis Martinez and Ethan
Durfee. Middle — Alex Kammeraad,
Cody Kammeraad, Ben
Kammeraad, Theron Gerring, Austin
Peckat and Thor Gerring. Missing are
Zack Paulus, Carson Simons, Daniel
Blandon and Julia Hobson.

coach - steve hayes
record — 3-15
accomplishments — Won a first-round district game against Pine
River in OT.

returnees — Ben Kammeraad - Senior - Goal Keeper; Alex Kammer-

aad - Senior – Defender; Austin Peckat - Senior - Midfield/Forward; Zack
Paulus - Senior – Defender; Theron Gerring - Senior – Defender; and Tyler
Martin - Senior - Midfielder
strengths — Should be strong on defense and due to lack of numbers, we should be very well-conditioned, too.
working on — We need to see where we are at offensively and how
that will take shape. We are working a lot on team ball possession. It is

very important we are able to maintain possession of the ball as much
as possible.
style — Because we do not have large numbers, we want to be a
possession team that will be strong defensively and look for the counter
attack with speed up front.
conference — My opinion would be that Cheboygan is the team to
watch in the conference with Harbor Light Christian or Bellaire also possible contenders.
goals — Our team will define success based on how much we can
improve our individual and team skills. Our No. 1 goal is to just get better
every day at practice and in games.
experience — seven seniors, four sophomores and four freshmen

Forest Area Volleyball
Forest Area Girls Volleyball
Aug. 22 McBain Northern
Mich Christian
9:00
Aug. 27 Cadillac
9:00
Sep. 02 JOHANNESBURGLEWISTON
6:00
Sep. 10 Gaylord St. Marys
6:00
Sep. 12 Manton
9:00
Sep. 15 BELLAIRE
6:00
Sep. 22 ONAWAY
5:00
Sep. 29 Mancelona
6:00
Oct. 03 Farwell
9:00

Oct. 06
Oct. 13
Oct. 15
Oct. 17
Oct. 20
Oct. 22
Oct. 29
Oct. 31
Nov. 02
Nov. 10

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coach - ron stremlow
record — 9-24-6
accomplishments — Won 2 tournaments last year
returnees — Ashley Browne 3rd yr on varsity (oh); Kassy

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The 2015 Forest Area girls’ volleyball team. Front — manager Bridget Sanbourne. Middle
— Kelsey Mills, Kassy Leffingwell, Maleah Broering and Caitlyn Gonyer. Back — Coach Ron
Stremlow, Ashley Browne, Kelsey Mills, Sydney Gooden, Brittney Saylor and Janay Smith.

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Leffingwell jr. returning setter; and Caitlyn Gonyer, jr., libero.

newcomers — Payton Leonard (oh) and Kelsy Mills (mh)

are both sophomores who will start.
strengths — The team chemistry will be a lot better and
overall play should be better.
working on — We must work on finishing out games better.
style — Be more aggressive offensively and defensively.
conference — Onaway is the team to beat... Central Lake
and Pellston returns five of its starters. Sleepers are Bellaire
and Johannesburg-Lewiston (both are very athletic.)
goals — To improve weekly and win the conference and
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experience — five seniors, three juniors and two sophomores

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MANTON
Manton Football

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coach - travis waddell
record — 7-3
accomplishments — First winning season in 9 years and
first playoff appearance in 20 years

returnees — QB - Wyatt Baker; RBs - Jonah Nelson, Travis

Bradburn, Kam Musselman, Mike Gingras, Tyler Bendig and
Brandon Bode; O-line - Mason Baker, Luke Paddock (also
conf. Defensive MVP, Jake Crawford and Brandon Boersma;
TE/WR - Cole Shepler, Chris Stanly, Brad Dunn, Brock Clough,
Tyler Swing and Josh Marshall
newcomers — RB - Garret Siddall; O-Line - Preston Shazri,
Nate Robertson, Kyle Herlbert, Anthony Cergnul and Henri
Berry
strengths — Leadership will be huge. We have a big senior class that is ready to take the next step as a program.
I feel our offense will be more explosive as we have had
another year in the system. We have been able to add another dimension with run reads and a more advanced pass
game. Our defense returns a lot of starters, our entire defen-

sive backfield as well as the linebacking crew return except
for one. We will try to be explosive, and be the toughest
team on the field week in and week out.
working on — Furthering our knowledge of the playbook.
We want to play fast both offensively and defensively. That
takes a lot of work and preparation. We also want to grow
as a coaching staff, and continue to get better.
style — We like to play fast and fly around. We really stress
the idea that a team and a community are a family. We will
play until the last whistle as hard as we do at the first.
conference — We set the bar high. Our goal is to be competing for a conference championship. Other teams that
will be at the top are Beal City, Pine River and McBain. I also
think Lake City could take some strides. They were young
last year but have gained experience. They are also well
coached so they will be prepared.
goals — Conference championship, 2nd consecutive
playoff berth, make a run once we get to the playoffs and
taking each game one at a time.

The 2015 Manton football team. Bottom row — Tyler Bendig, Travis
Bradburn, Michael Gingras — Anthony Cergnul. Second — Henri
Berry, Brandon Bode, Kameron Musselman, Chris Stanley and
Jonah Nelson. Third — Bradley Dunn, Brock Clough, Brandon
Boersma and Coach Travis Waddell. Fourth— Nate Robertson,
Jakob Crawford, Luke Paddock, Preston Shazri and Cole Shepler.
Fifth — Wyatt Baker, Tyler Swing and Mason Baker. Not pictured is
Garret Siddall.
Manton Boys Football
Aug. 28 Mesick
Sep. 04 Johannesburg
-Lewiston
Sep. 11 LAKE CITY
Sep. 18 Evart

Sep. 25 MCBAIN
7:00
Oct. 02 PINE RIVER
7:00
Oct. 09 Beal City
7:00
Oct. 16 NORTH MUSKEGON 7:00
Oct. 23 Sault Area
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Manton VOLLEYBALL

coach - nicole helsel
record — 20-22-2
accomplishments — TEAM Academic all-state; Kirsten Reid, all-region, all-area and allconference; Ana Garcia, academic all-state

returnees — Mackenzie Hughes, senior middle-hitter; Kaylee Lutke, senior right-side hitter;

Katie Moffitt, senior libero; Zoey Thompson, junior setter; Dion Stanley, junior outside-hitter; and
Kaitlyn Vogelaar, junior outside-hitter
newcomers — Haley Taylor, sophomore middle-hitter; Kaylee Lerma, junior defensive specialist; Elizabeth Unger, senior setter and hitter; Madeline Schultz, junior defensive specialist;
Katie Vanderlugt, junior right side hitter; and Dani Bredahl, junior right side hitter
strengths — I think this is a Phil Jackson quote, which sums us up, “the strength of the team
is each member. The strength of each member is the team.”
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working on — Volleyball and keeping it real.
The 2015 Manton volleyball team. Bottom row — Madeline Schultz, Kaylee Lerma, Kaitlyn
conference — Winning is overrated. The only time it is really important is in surgery and war Vogelaar, Dani Bredahl and Katie Moffit. Top — Dion Stanley, Elizabeth Unger, Katie
— Al McGuire quote.
Vanderlugt, Kaylee Lutke, Mackenzie Hughes and Haley Taylor.
goals — We define success by growth and how we represent our community.
experience — four seniors, seven juniors and one sophomore
Manton Girls Volleyball
Aug. 25 Mesick
6:00
Sep. 03 KALKASKA
6:00
Sep. 08 Brethren
6:00
Sep. 12 Pine River Invite
9:00
Sep. 15 Beal City
6:00
Sep. 22 MARION
6:00
Sep. 26 MANTON INVITE
9:00
Sep. 29 Lake City
6:00
Oct. 03 Brethren Invite
9:00

Oct. 06
Oct. 08
Oct. 13
Oct. 17
Oct. 20
Oct. 27
Oct. 29
Oct. 31

PINE RIVER
Tri @ Manistee
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Manton CROSS COUNTRY
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The 2015 Manton cross country team. Front — Julia Parker, Grace
Musselman, Tori Moffit, Hannah Potter, Emily Flint, Bailee Kimbel
and Autumn Tuck. Back — Isabela Bivens, Angelica Parker,
Hannah Morrow, Autumn Fedorowicz, Zach Flint, Brock Wright,
Hunter Rosted and Noah Saylor.

coach - jeff harding
record — Boys and girls teams finished 2nd in the Highland
accomplishments — Manton boys brought home 6

trophies … two 1st place, three 2nd place and one 3rd.
Manton girls brought home 5 trophies; three 1st and two
2nd. Both teams finished 2nd in their regional finals and our
girls finished 9th at the State Finals and the boys 11th out of
the 140 schools.
returnees — The boys graduated five seniors, which
makes our returners even more important. Leading the
charge for the boys will be juniors Brock Wright, Andrew Everett Ryan Grondyke and Joey Beehler, along with sophomore Zach Flint. Our girls team graduated its largest group
of seniors ever. Those eight girls were the heart and soul of
the team. However, we have a nice group of freshmen that
are eager to leave their own mark on the program. With
11 returning girls, including our top four varsity girls in Bailee
Kimbel, Tori Moffit, Emily Flint and Autumn Federowicz
newcomers — Graduation hit our boys team very hard.
We have to find some bodies to fill the holes left behind
from graduation. So far we’ve picked up Jacob Cergnul
and Hunter Rosted and still working on a couple others.
The girls team has many new faces and several looking to

make an impact right from the start of the season. Junior
Angelica Parker is retuning from Interlochen Arts school.
Her freshman sister Ashley and their cousin Julia Parker are
also looking strong. With the additional return of Grace
Musselman, our girls team will be loaded with talent again
this year.
strengths — Our boys team has many athletes whose
focus is actually other sports. The word has gotten out how
much cross country helps improve athletic performance
in basketball, wrestling and track. Our strength is their overall athletic ability and strength. This will really help reduce
the amount of running-related injuries since they are true
overall athletes. Our girls team strength will be our depth.
We’ll have 6-8 girls that could be the No. 1 runner on most
of other teams. With their competitive spirit and the fun we
build into practices, they’ll all be attacking at every race.
Weaknesses — Fun. All athletes run…those that enjoy it will
continue improving.
conference — Beal City has won back-to-back Division 4
state championships. Until someone beats them, they are
the favorites but don’t count us out.
goals — As a coach I define success as having fun and
improving, both as both a team and as individuals. However the athletes have another goal in mind…STATE FINALS.

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Aug. 22 N. Mich. Christian
Invite
10:30
Aug. 25 Chippewa Hills Invite 10:00
Sep. 09 FOX & HOUND
4:30
Sep. 12 Charlevoix Classic
9:00
Sep. 18 MSU Invite
1:00
Sep. 22 Marion HC Jamboree 4:30
Sep. 24 Kingsley Invite
4:00
Sep. 26 Evart Invite
10:00
Oct. 03 Pine River Invite
9:00

Oct. 06 MANTON HC
JAMBOREE
4:30
Oct. 08 Mesick Invite
4:00
Oct. 10 Portage Invite
10:00
Oct. 14 Mason County
Eastern Invite
4:00
Oct. 20 Evart HC Jamboree
4:30
Oct. 24 Chippewa Hils Invite 11:00
Oct. 31 Regionals
9:00
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LAKE CITY FOOTBALL
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The 2015 Lake City football team. Back row — Kalob Bellows,
Zach Haas, Levi Aten, Cade Peterson, Lucas Marion, Sean
Celmer, Andrew Fechter, David Raymond and Ethan Wetzel.
Front — Collin Hinkston, Devon Root, Brandon Esch, Ethan
Blaszak, Wyatt Bisballe, Justin Beller, Marco Miranda, Travis Hamel
and Zach Noren. Missing from photo — Jacob Shivlie.

coach - tim peterson
Lake City Boys Football
Aug. 27 HARRISON
7:00
Sep. 03 Sanford Meridian
7:00
Sep. 11 Manton
7:00
Sep. 18 BEAL CITY
7:00
Sep. 25 Pine River
7:00

Oct. 02
Oct. 09
Oct. 16
Oct. 23

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record — 2-7
returnees — Lucas Marion - TE, LB; Andrew Fechter - OL, LB;

Cade Peterson - QB, S; Ethan Blaszak - OL, DL; Ethan Wetzel OL, LB; Levi Aten - OL, DL; Bobby Snow - OL, DL; Sean Celmer
- OL, DL; Travis Hamel - OL, DL; Devin Root - WR, DB; Ethan
Hinkston - WR, DB; and Jacob Shivlie - RB, DB
newcomers — David Raymond - WR, DL; Kalob Bellows - RB,
DB; Zach Noren - WR, DB; Wyatt Bisballe - WR, DB; Zach Hays WR, LB; Brandon Esch - RB, DB; Marco Miranda - WR, DB; and
Justin Balcer - WR, LB
strengths — Team speed is a big asset for us this year. We
have tremendous team speed at the skill positions. Also, we
have great team chemistry for this year. Our kids have and
continue to push each other to make themselves better.
working on — The one thing that we will be working on the
entire season is exceptional execution of the schemes.
style — On offense, we are a spread football team that will

throw the ball much more than normal high school football
teams. We are no-huddle and will thus be exciting for fans to
watch. On defense, we are an even front team that will utilize
our size and speed to create problems for the opponents.
conference — Every team in the Highland will be strong this
year. There will be no weeks that we can take for granted.
However, Beal City continues to the team to beat. Even
though they have a new coach, they return a tremendous
amount of talent. Evart is well-coached and will be much-improved from last year. Pine River continues to have excellent
athletes and will be strong again. McBain has a new coach
and will be utilizing new schemes but will be big and strong as
always. Manto has many good athletes coming off a good
season last year. They will be a challenge for sure.
goals — Our goal is to be competitive in every game and
look to get back to the playoffs. It is our expectation to be
back playing at the level that Lake City football is accustomed to be playing at.
experience — 12 seniors, four juniors and four sophomores

LAKE CITY VOLLEYBALL
Lake City Girls Volleyball
Aug. 21 Houghton Lake Invite 9:00
Sep. 08 Harrison
6:00
Sep. 12 Pine River Invite
9:00
Sep. 15 Northern Michigan
Christian
6:00
Sep. 19 Beal City Invite
9:00
Sep. 22 Pine River
6:00
Sep. 24 Kalkaska
7:00
Sep. 29 MANTON
6:00
Oct. 03 Kalkaska Invite
TBA

Oct. 06
Oct. 13
Oct. 17
Oct. 20
Oct. 22

BEAL CITY
EVART
LAKE CITY INVITE
Marion
TRI WITH
FOREST AREA/NMC
Oct. 27 MCBAIN
Oct. 31 Highland Conference
@ Beal City
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The 2015 Lake City
volleyball team. Back
row — Valerie Aten,
Rebecca Young,
Maggie Thom, Jessi
Helsel and Laraiah
Schichtel. Front —
Emily Schultz, Serenity
Morgan, Mikayla
Jimenez, Amanda
Aldrich and Hailey
Pylkas.

coach - bridgid ardis
returnees — Laraiah Schichtel, Senior OH/back row; Rebecca Young, Se-

nior Setter; Serenity Morgan, Senior RH/back row; Emily Schultz, Senior OH/
back row; and Maggie Thom, Junior MH
newcomers — We have a large JV team we are keeping for the point of
bringing some players up throughout the season. Our key players for this year
are all the returning seniors and juniors. We are very heavy on returning players
this year.
strengths — I believe our strength this year will be our front row hitting. We
came alive with our hitting toward the end of last season and I believe we
will continue with that. Our serving has always been a great strength for our
team also.
working on — As a team, we will be working on passing as well as every
aspect of the game to get us to the top where every coach would like their

team to be.
Team bonding will be the No. 1 thing the first couple of weeks; getting the new
players comfortable with the returning players.
style — When our fans come to our games they will see strong serving as
well as strong and aggressive hits at the net. They will see girls that put forth 100
percent each and every set to complete the match. Our fans will see unity on
the floor as well as off the floor.
conference — McBain is always a team we have a hard time with, along
with Beal City.
goals — Our team goals this year will be to play the hardest we can and give
our best each and every match. I have strong returning players this year and
I feel as though we are ready to move forward in the conference. I feel confident in my players that they will give their all to reach their individual goals as
well as a team goal. I’m looking forward for the season to begin.
experience — Five seniors and five juniors

LAKE CITY Cross country
rick charmoli | cadillac news

The 2015 Lake City cross country team. Back row, from left, manager
Patrick Rhodes, Conner Fagerman, Cameron Shea, Kyle Briseno,
and Wyatt Fritz. Middle row, from left, Ethan Linderman, Jon Larkin,
Zach Gillow, Nolan Linderman, Nicolas Arciniegas, and Ryan Shriver.
Front row, from left, Mari McLure, Kaitlyn Jones, Christina Frye,
Elizabeth Ashton, Hattie Holshouser, and Hailey Cockeram. Missing
from picture: Phillip Molitor and Kim Johnson.

coach - sara colecchio
accomplishments — Second place Duane Rau Invite
returnees — Nolan Linderman, senior, has assumed the

leadership role as the veteran runner; Phillip Molitor, senior,
is a second-year runner that is going to run with the pack
consistently; Cameron Shea, junior; Jon Larkin, sophomore,
and Ethan Linderman, sophomore, provide leadership to
the team; Elizabeth Ashton, senior, is the girls’ leader; Kaitlyn
Jones, sophomore, had a successful season as a freshman
and great season as a track athlete. She is ready to work
hard to continue that success; Christina Frye, sophomore,
is an outstanding track athlete that will help to make this
team successful; Hailey Cockeram, sophomore, ran all summer and has worked hard to become competitive and be
a valuable member of this team.
newcomers — Nicolas Arciniego, Ryan Shriver, Conner
Fagerman, Zach Gillow, Kyle Briseno, Victor Gehl, Kim Johnson, Mari McLure, and Hattie Holshouser.

Good Luck
Athletes!
Lake City

strengths — The boys will pack run well this year. The Lin-

derman boys and Jon Larkin run together and quite often
finish within seconds of each other. They are looking to add
at least two more teammates to that group on a consistent
basis. The girls will have a couple of super-driven athletes
that will push the others to excel. The girls may be more
strung out although they may also have a couple of runners close to the top. They are quick to get back out on the
course and encourage their third place through seventh
place teammates to finish strong.
working on — Moving the boys pack up closer to the
front. The teams will work on pushing themselves at every
single meet so they can achieve the goals they have set for
themselves by the end of the season.
goals — It is always a goal to do well in the conference.
Both teams are looking to see what they need to do in order
to finish in the top half or higher. Being in the top 15 at regionals is always a goal of the athletes so they could qualify
for state.

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Cross Country
Aug. 22 Northern Michigan
Christian Invite
TBA
Aug. 25 Chip Hills
10:00
Sep. 09 Manton XC Relays
4:30
Sep. 15 Beal City Invite
4:00
Sep. 19 Harrison Invite
10:00
Sep. 22 Marion
4:30
Sep. 24 Kingsley Invite
4:00
Sep. 26 LAKE CITY INVITE
9:00

Oct. 03
Oct. 06
Oct. 08
Oct. 12
Oct. 20

Pine River Invite
Manton
Mancelona Invite
Beaverton w-Gladwin
Highland
Conference Jam
Oct. 24 Chip Hills Invite
Oct. 27 White Cloud Invite
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MARION
MARION Football (8-man)
Marion Boys Football
Aug. 20 Scrimmage Caseville 11:00
Aug. 27 Peck
7:00
Sep. 04 MANISTEE CATHOLIC 7:00
Sep. 11 Deckerville
7:00
Sep. 18 CROSSROADS
7:00

Sep. 26
Oct. 03
Oct. 09
Oct. 24

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The 2015 Marion football
team. Back — coach
Jenema, Collin Williams,
Brennon Sian, Rylee Philo,
William Johnson, Austin
Edwards, Dan Bloss and
coach Zorn. Front —
Brandon Bell, Cameron
Turner, Brandon Newman,
Erick Carey, Chris Wengert,
and Dakota England.

coach - chad jenema

working on — We will be learning how to play

the game of eight-man football. We have had

record — 4-4-1
to adapt our offence and totally change our
returnees — Brendan Sian,12; Rylee Philo, 12; defense.
William Johnson,12; Dan Bloss, 12; Brandon Bell,12;
Camren Turner,11; Dakota England,12; Austin Edwards, 11; Brandon Newman, 11; Collin Williams,
11; Erick Carey, 10; and Chris Wengart, 10
strengths — We will have a group of guys that
all played together last year. With us having to
play a J.V. schedule everyone is returning. That
should be a benefit to us.

style — The fans will see a version of the I-formation. Even with only eight players it should look
familiar to the fans.
goals — Our goal entering our first year of eightman football is to make the playoffs. We are not
in a conference so that is the goal we are shooting for.

MARION VOLLEYBALL
coach - brook pollington
record — 7-24-5
returnees — Our returning seniors are: Kelly Booms – Setter; Amanda Rodenish – Libero; and
Carmen Gage – Middle Blocker

newcomers — New to the varsity team are juniors: Brittney Ryan – Middle Blocker; Taylor

Marion Girls Volleyball
Aug. 22 N. Mich. Christain
Tourn
TBA
Aug. 25 Harrison
6:00
Sep. 03 Mesick
6:00
Sep. 08 Walkerville
5:30
Sep. 12 Pine RIver Invite
9:00
Sep. 15 EVART
6:00
Sep. 17 VESTABURG
6:00
Sep. 19 Crossroads
Tournament
9:00
Sep. 22 Manton
6:00

Sep. 26
Sep. 29
Oct. 03
Oct. 06
Oct. 13
Oct. 20
Oct. 22
Oct. 27
Oct. 31
Nov. 02

McBain Tournament
MCBAIN
Brethren Tournament
N. Mich. Christain
Pine River
LAKE CITY
CROSSROADS
Beal City
Beal City Tournament
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The 2015 Marion
Eagles volleyball team.
Back row, from left,
Carmen Gage, Kelly
Fischer, coach Brook
Pollington, Brittney Ryan,
and Brooke Gillespie.
Front row, from left,
Kelly Booms, Amanda
Rodenish, Taylor Hopkins,
and manager Adaline
Smith. Missing from
photo: Ailana Massey.

Hopkins – Outside Hitter; and Aitana Massey – Outside Hitter; and sophomores: Kelly Fischer –
Outside Hitter; and Brooke Gillespie – Rightside Hitter
strengths — Marion is a small close-knit community. Our athletes work together in many
sports. This allows for our volleyball team to know each other’s athletic skills. Teamwork is one
of our greatest strengths.
working on — This season we have been focusing on creating intentional movements on
the court. Our emphasis this season will be on ball control and agility.
conference — The Highland Conference is a very competitive one. McBain has been a
consistently solid team. However, Lake City is looking strong this year as well. At Marion we are
building our program, but we have been working hard this summer and hope to be tough
conference competitors.
goals — Winning comes in many forms. It can mean winning games and/or achieving goals.
Every year our goal is to do better than we did the previous season. This year we will define
success by competing at our highest ability and by increasing our serving percentage while
growing our confidence in serve receiving.

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MARION CROSS COUNTRY
coach - jason keeler
accomplishments — Boys were sixth and girls
fourth in the Highland Conference; Qualified
one boy and three girls to D4 State meet; Boys
team was the top Academic All-State team at
the Class ‘D’ State meet; Girls team had three
earn Academic All-State honors at the Class
‘D’ State meet; Kinzie and Kylie Sikkema both
earned D4 Academic All-State Honors, All-Conference Honors, All Area Honors; and Anissa Keeler earned All-Conference Honorable Mention
returnees — Boys: We are returning the core
group from last year’s team. Those runners are:
Parker Johnson (12), Jared Deighton (11), Garret Melvin (11), Isaiah Keeler (11), Joe Fisher (11),
Hunter Pollington (11) and Dallas Swinehart (10).
They are a great group of guys who looking to
make some significant improvement over last
year. Girls: The key returnees on the girl’s side includes last year’s state qualifier, Kylie Sikkema (11).
newcomers — Boys: This year’s newcomers are
John Anderson (11), Trenton DeBoer (11), Robert
Hubble (10) and Jacob Chamberlain (9). While
there is a little bit of running experience in the
group, for the most part we are looking forward
to see what these guys can do in cross country.
Girls: Our newcomers on the girl’s side includes
Anna Ferman (11) who will bring some success
from last year’s track season as a member of
our school record 3,200 relay team, and Tashawa Switalski (9) and Haley Miller (9), both bright
spots from last year’s junior high team.
strengths — Our boys team will be an interesting mix of experience and inexperience.
While we have some relatively new runners, we
also have some runners who have run for a few
years and have really put in a lot of work this

summer. I believe they are ready to make the
jump. Our success as a team will really depend
on how well they make the jump and who steps
up to fill our fourth and fifth spots. While we once
again don’t have a lot of depth on the girl’s side
we do have some very dedicated runners who
have put in the summer miles. Last year, we did
as well as we did in the conference because
our top runners placed well. It looks like we are in
a similar situation this year, but with a little more
inexperience. The leadership of our veterans to
help our younger runners come of age quickly
will play a key role in our team success.
working on — We always stress the importance of taking care of your body, working hard
at what you do, and believing that you can accomplish the things that you always thought
you couldn’t do. I have kids that are running distances they never thought they would be able
to do. Next, it’ll be their times.
conference — I’d have to say Evart for the
boys and Manton for the girls. Both teams have
an accomplished group of returning runners
and are adding a few more talented freshmen.
Beal City is last year’s state champs and even
though they’ve lost some to graduation, I’ll bet
they will be tough as well.
goals — As always, our goal is to qualify for the
state meet. Being a little guy in the always-strong
Highland Conference, our goal is to make it into
the top three. Beyond that, we want our kids to
grow by accomplishing the things that they always thought they couldn’t do. Mostly I hope
that happens in their running but I know we’ll
celebrate in other ways this year too.
experience — Boys: one senior, 7 juniors, two
sophomores and one freshman. Girls: two juniors
and two freshmen.

GOOD LUck EAGLES

DEAN’S

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The 2015 Marion Eagles
cross country team.
Back row — coach
Jason Keeler, Hunter
Pollington, Joe Fisher,
Jared Deighton and
Isaiah Keeler. Middle
row — Trenton DeBoer,
Parker Johnson, Garret
Melvin and Jacob
Chamberlain. Front
row — Anna Ferman,
Tashawa Switalski and
Kylie Sikkema.

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Aug. 29 Benzie Central Moss 9:00
Sep. 02 Clare Race MMCC
4:00
Sep. 09 Manton
TBA
Sep. 12 Fremont Hill
Bale Invite
9:00
Sep. 19 Harrison Invitational 10:00
Sep. 22 HIGHLAND CONF 1
MARION
4:30
Oct. 03 Pine River Cecil Burch 9:00

Oct. 06 Highland Conf 2
Manton
Oct. 08 Mesick Invitational
Oct. 16 Montabella Invitational
Oct. 20 Highland Conf 3 Evart
Oct. 24 Class D State Meet
Shephard
Oct. 31 Regionals
Nov. 07 Division 4 State MIS
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MCBAIN
McBain Football
coach - pat maloney
record — 4-5
returnees — Ethan Eisenga senior-TE; Seth Barnette senior-RB/LB; Ty

Clark senior-RB/LB; and Austin Lucas senior-OL/DL
strengths — Play with hustle and heart
working on — Installing a new offense/defense/special teams and
team chemistry
style — Option based offense and a swarming multiple set defense
experience — 11 seniors, eight juniors, three sophomores and one freshman.

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McBain Boys Football
Aug. 27 Kingsley
Sep. 03 TRAVERSE CITY
ST. FRANCIS
Sep. 11 EVART
Sep. 18 Pine River

The 2015 McBain football team. Back
row, from left, Dylan Boonstra, Caleb
Strickland, Tyler Britnell, Hunter Ranson,
Andrew Sikkema, Emmitt Bronkema,
Chase Rodenbaugh, Logan Eling, Kyle
Hamilton, Sean Sikkema and Luke Barber.
Front row, from left, Trevor Dick, Ty Clark,
Allen Brown, Trent Brower, Austin Lucas,
Alex Hoekwater, Ethan Eisenga, Seth
Barnette, Jimy Scheider, Kobe Ingraham,
Adam Mentel, and Jake Roby.

7:00
7:00
7:00
7:00

Sep. 25 Manton
7:00
Oct. 02 BEAL CITY
7:00
Oct. 09 Lake City
7:00
Oct. 16 STANDISH-STERLING 7:00
Oct. 23 Reed City
7:00
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McBain Volleyball
coach - dawn verberkmoes
record — 40-7-3
accomplishments — Highland Conference champs, district champs, Manton Invitational champions, McBain Invite champions

returnees — Kate Bode, senior outside hitter; Sammy VanHouten, junior outside Hitter;
and Maggie Eisenga, senior libero

newcomers — Brook Richards, sophomore setter; Rylee Eisenga, sophomore outside

hitter; Michaela Koopman, junior middle hitter; and Alyssa Johnson, junior middle hitter.
strengths — One of our greatest strengths will be our ability to attack the ball at the
net and behind the serving line. I am also encouraged by how the team plays so well
together, and has good communication. This is crucial as we get used to a new setter.
working on — Offensively, our new setters are working hard to connect with the hitters. Although we have a quick libero, our defense needs some work, and that is something our team is committed to improve.
style — Our game philosophy is to pass well so we get the ball to our hitters. Secondly,
our team is committed to staying positive and being flexible. We are not able to be in
our high school gym this year due to construction of our beautiful auditorium, therefore
our team will be traveling a lot. We want our fans to see a fast-paced game with great
hits and serves. We will also have a lot of team spirit and positive communication.
conference — Beal City always puts together a great volleyball team, and Lake City
looked really strong at Ferris State University this year during camp. We will not underestimate any team in the Highland.
goals — Our teams goals are to work hard, give 100 percent in practice and games,
be positive with our teammates, and have fun. We are looking for 40 wins, three invitational trophies, a district win, and a conference championship.
experience — five seniors, five juniors and two sophomores

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The 2015 McBain volleyball
team. Back row, from left,
Rylee Eisenga, Meghan
Bronkema, Sammy VanHouten,
Michaela Koopman, Katlyn
Bode, Megan Kamphouse,
Allyssa Johnson, and Sarah
Mayle. Front row, from left,
Emily Gandolfi, Ally Richardson,
Brooke Richards and Maggie
Eisenga.

McBain Girls Volleyball
Aug. 21 Roscommon (V)
9:00
Aug. 22 Lake City-N. Mich.
Christian (JV)
9:00
Aug. 25 Glen LakeSuttons Bay
10:00
Aug. 27 Cadillac (V)
9:00
Aug. 27 Houghton Lake (JV) 9:00
Aug. 31 Cadillac (JV)
9:00
Sep. 01 Big Rapids
w-Reed City
5:00
Sep. 05 Manton (V)
9:00
Sep. 08 Kalkaska w-Grayling 5:00
Sep. 12 Morley Stanwood (JV) 9:00
Sep. 15 PINE RIVER
6:00
Sep. 19 Beal City (V)
9:00

Sep. 19
Sep. 22
Sep. 26
Sep. 29
Oct. 06
Oct. 10
Oct. 10
Oct. 13
Oct. 15
Oct. 15
Oct. 20
Oct. 27
Oct. 31
Nov. 01

MCBAIN INV. (JV)
9:00
N. MICH. CHRISTIAN 6:00
MCBAIN INV. (V)
9:00
Marion
6:00
Evart
6:00
Morley Stanwood (V) 9:00
Pine River (JV)
9:00
Manton
6:00
Kingsley Quad (V)
5:30
QUAD MEET (JV)
5:00
BEAL CITY
6:00
Lake City
6:00
HC Tourn. Evart (JV) 9:30
HC Tourn. Beal City (V) 9:30
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McBain Boys & Girls
Cross Country
Aug. 25 Chippewa Hills
10:00
Aug. 29 Benzie Central
9:00
Sep. 02 Cadillac
10:00
Sep. 12 Buckley Inv.
10:00
Sep. 15 Beal City Inv.
4:00
Sep. 19 MCBAIN INV.
10:00
Sep. 22 High Jam. Marion
4:30
Sep. 30 Roscommon
4:30

rick charmoli | cadillac news

The 2015 McBain cross country teams. Back row, from left,
Noah Proctor, Gary VanderVelde, Logan Taylor, Brendon Sutten,
Keegan O’Malley, Andrew Roby, David Rick and Eli Nelson.
Middle Row, from left, Lucy Rees, Kara Mosher, Charity Ingleright,
Riley Vandenboss, Ashley Schierbeek, Gracie Brunink, and Alexis
DeYoung. Front row, from left, coach Johnny Ensing, Mollie
Bronkema, April Vanklompenberg, Asia LaGrow, Carolina Long and
Klaudia O’Malley.

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coach - johnny ensing
returnees — Boys - We have 10 boys currently out with no seniors. Returning is No. 1 runner and all-conference junior

Brendan Sutton. Also returning are top five runners: junior Logan Taylor, sophomore Eli Nelson and sophomore Gray
Vandervelde. Girls - We have 11 girls currently out with one senior. Returning is senior and No. 1 runner and all-conference Carrie Long. Also returning juniors Riley Vandenboss, April Vanklopenberg, Molly Bronkema, and Lucy Rees.
newcomers — Newcomers are freshman Keegan O’Malley, Caleb Dodde, David Rick, Chase Pylkas, Noah Proctor, and Andrew Roby, Ashley Schierbeek, Klaudia O’Malley, Grace Brunick, Alexis DeYoung, and junior Kara Mosher.
strengths — We are young and are working on pack running. Our depth should be much improved this year. If we
can get our pack time down to a minute or less we will be competitive.
working on — Team spirit and pushing each other to reach our goals. We need the leaders to step forward!
conference — Boys - Evart has been the team for distance running and this year should be no change in that. I
expect McBain boys to push them. Like every year the conference will be competitive. Girls - Beal City is returning
conference champs and state champs. However, they lost key runners to graduation. The girls’ race should be open
to three or four teams. Our depth may put us in there.
goals — Our goals are the same every year! Win the conference, qualify for the Finals, and each runner is to improve
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NMC
NMC Soccer
rick charmoli | cadillac news

The 2015 Northern Michigan Christian soccer team. Back row —
coach Joe Yahner, Spencer Quist, Carson Bassett, Charlie Moore,
Jared Eisenga, Brett Rodenbaugh, Jack Simons, Jager Haan, Casey
TeBos, Cody Farr, Cody Winkle, Kirk Smallegan, coach Dylan Lucas
and coach Dave VanHaitsma. Front — Chase Gernaat, Zenyk
Towers, Caiden Platz, Ryan Yahner, Tanner Mulder, Ben Heuker,
Coleman Bassett, Grant Pogue, Jared Towers, Drew Krick, and
Jordan Mosher. Missing — Jonathan Dracht.

Aug. 22
Aug. 25
Aug. 27
Aug. 31
Sep. 02
Sep. 03
Sep. 08
Sep. 10
Sep. 15
Sep. 17

NMC Boys Soccer
NMCS TOURNAMENT
GLEN LAKE
BELLAIRE
PENTWATER
Cadillac JV
HOUGHTON LAKE
Crossroads
CLARE
GLADWIN
Pine River

TBA
5:00
5:00
5:00
4:30
5:00
5:00
5:00
5:00
5:00

coach - dave vanhaitsma
record — 12-7-1
accomplishments — Second place in the South Division of the NMSL
returnees — Seniors: Jager Haan—forward, Jonathan Dracht—midfield, Cody Winkle—forward, Brett Rodenbaugh—

midfield/defense, Jack Simons—midfield, Casey TeBos—midfield; Junior Chase Gernaat will anchor our defense, Charlie
Moore —defense, Jonathon Eisenga—midfield; Sophomores—Ben Heuker—Keeper, Carson Bassett—defense/keeper,
Coleman Bassett—midfield, Jared Eisenga—defense; Kirk Smallegan—defense, Jordon Mosher—defense/forward, Zenyk
Towers—Midfield
newcomers — Senior Cody Farr brings athleticism, but very little soccer experience to the team; Freshman Tanner Mulder,
Caiden Platz, and Grant Pogue bring offensive skills, while fellow freshman Drew Krick, Spencer Quist, Jared Towers, and
Ryan Yahner look to make an impact defensively.
strengths — We have some players that can shoot missiles; we have endurance; we will play hard from the opening
whistle to the final whistle.
working on — We are really working to develop our touches, to know where teammates are and where they are going.
We have many talented underclassmen that need to get experience playing with the upperclassmen.
style — I hope they see a team that encourages its members to be their best. I hope that they see a team that plays
hard, that passes and shoots well, that communicates well, that plays tough defense, and that plays smart soccer. Above
all, I hope that they see a team working together as an act of worship. If we can do those things, the year will be a success.
conference — Gladwin only loses two players from a team that dominated the South in winning the division last year.
Houghton Lake should also be tough in the South. Bellaire has won the North (and also the conference championship) the
last several years and would be the favorites to do so again. Roscommon and Cheboygan may also be tough in the North.
goals — I usually measure success by looking primarily at growth. If we grow as a team, and if players grow as individuals—
in their skill level, in their personal life, and spiritually—certainly that is success. As for winning, if we are able to win the games
we should win and can win a few games that we shouldn’t really win, that also is a success. Also if we can play the way we
hope to play (see above), the year would have to be considered a success. I have coached long enough to know better
than to allow winning percentage to define success.
experience — seven seniors, three juniors, eight sophomores and seven freshmen

Sep. 22 Houghton Lake
5:00
Sep. 24 Crossroads JV @
Cadillac Heritage
5:00
Sep. 29 Gladwin
5:00
Oct. 01 Clare
5:00
Oct. 06 PINE RIVER
5:00
Oct. 08 TC Chistian
5:00
Oct. 19 Districts
TBA
Oct. 27 Regionals
TBA
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NMC CROSS COUNTRY
coach - nikki witbeck
accomplishments — Kylie Lanser was our standout runner and lone representative
to the state meet. She also received academic all-state honors.

returnees — We have a small squad of three boys. Our two juniors Jonathon Jen-

ema and Connor Witbeck are our returning upper classmen. Connor will run in our
No. 1 position followed by Jonathon and then our freshman Kameryan Koning.
newcomers — Kameryan Koning is our freshman. He is running in the No. 3 position.
He is new to cross country this year, but is working hard and is a welcome asset to our
team.
strengths — This is going to be a building year for us. We are small, but the athletes
are working hard and showing a lot of improvement.
working on — We are working on increasing our running endurance and doing
core and strength training.
conference — Evart’s boys will be strong, they have fast returning upperclassmen
along with some talented freshman.
goals — Our goal is improvement and to give all out effort every race. We make 1
Corinthians 10:31 our motto and strive for “Doing everything for the glory of God.” To
be successful, they need to know they are giving it everything they have and take
pride in knowing they left it all out on the course.
experience — Two junior boys and one freshman boy

rick charmoli | cadillac news

The 2015 Northern Michigan
Christian cross country team. From
left, Kameryan Koning, Connor
Witbeck and Jonathan Jenema.

NMC Boys & Girls Cross Country
Aug. 22 NORTHERN MICH
CHRISTIAN INVITE
TBA
Aug. 29 Benzie Central
@ Pete Moss Invite 9:00
Sep. 15 Beal City Invite
4:00
Sep. 17 Kingsley Invite
TBA
Sep. 19 McBain Invite
10:00
Sep. 22 Marion
Highland Jam
4:30
Sep. 26 Lake City Invite
9:00

Oct. 03
Oct. 06
Oct. 08
Oct. 13
Oct. 17
Oct. 20
Oct. 31
Nov. 07

Pine River Invite
Manton Invite
Mesick Invite
Pine River
Highland Jam
MITCA Class D
Evart Highland Jam
Regionals
State Meet
HOME GAMES
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NMC VOLLEYBALL
rick charmoli | cadillac news

The 2015 Northern Michigan Christian volleyball team. Back row,
from left, Melanie Heuker, Kylie Lanser, Rachel Oudman, Bailie
Traviss, coach Amy Swanson, Jacie Lutke, Holly MacLean, and
Rebecca Dieterman. Front row, from left, Kendra VanPolen,
Anna Shaarda, Allison Bazuin-Platz, Jessica Lee, Kalli Mosher and
Kaylie Benthem.

coach - amy swanson
returnees — Melanie Heuker OH (Senior), Bailie Traviss OH (Senior), Kylie Lanser Setter (Senior), Anna Shaarda RS (Senior)
newcomers — Rebecca Dieterman MH, Kendra VanPolen DS
strengths — We are an athletic team with a lot of potential! Our hitters are doing a nice job so I expect for that to be a
definite strength throughout the season! The team is responding well to a new coach and they all have great attitudes!

working on — We need to get comfortable with each other and rely on our smarts to be a force this year!
style — My goal is that fans will see a humble confidence among the girls! It is my goal to make communication No. 1,

so if they’ve been a quiet team in the past that will be different this year! We will be strong and aggressive in the front row,
being creative in our attacks! Also expect to see solid passers!
conference — I honestly think it’ll be an interesting dynamic in the conference this year...I’m not sure that there is a top
dog this year!
goals — This group of girls is ready to play and want to win! Our focus this season is going to be taking districts and being
solid contenders in our conference!
experience —seven seniors and six juniors

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Aug. 21 Lake City Tri (JV)
9:00
Aug. 22 N. MICH.
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Aug. 25 TRI OR QUAD (JV)
6:00
Aug. 27 TRI OR QUAD
INVITE (JV) (V)
TBA
Aug. 31 Cadillac Invite (JV)
TBA
Sep. 08 G.T. Academy (JV) (V) 6:00
Sep. 10 JV QUAD
5:00
Sep. 12 Pine River Invite (V) 9:00
Sep. 12 Kalkaska Invite (JV) 9:00
Sep. 15 LAKE CITY (JV) (V)
6:00
Sep. 17 Tri or Quad (V)
TBA
Sep. 17 @ Onekama/
Suttons Bay (JV)
TBA
Sep. 19 McBain Invite (JV)
@ Manton
9:00
Sep. 19 Crossroads Invite (V) 9:00
Sep. 22 McBain (JV) (V)
6:00

Sep. 26 McBain Invite (V)
@ Manton
Sep. 29 EVART (JV) (V)
Oct. 06 MARION (JV) (V)
Oct. 10 Suttons Bay Invite (V)
Oct. 10 Pine River Invite (JV)
Oct. 13 Beal City (JV) (V)
Oct. 15 Leland Quad (V)
Oct. 20 PINE RIVER (JV) (V)
Oct. 22 Lake CityForest Area Tri (V)
Oct. 27 Manton (JV) (V)
Oct. 31 Evart Highland
Tourn. (JV)
Oct. 31 Beal City Highland
Tourn. (V)
Nov. 02 Districts
Nov. 10 Regionals
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MESICK
Mesick Football
coach - josh crocker
record — 1-8
returnees — Senior: QB Garrett Humphreys; Senior LB Hunter Leiter-Mc-

antonio coleman | Cadillac News

Mesick Boys Football
Aug. 28 MANTON
Sep. 04 Frankfort
Sep. 11 Onekama
Sep. 18 Brethren

6:30
7:00
7:00
7:00

The 2015 Mesick football team. bottom row left to right: Isiac Riffle, Robert
Williamson, Garrett Humphreys, Hunter
McCoy, Alex Kretzschmer, Dirk Smith,
Zach Reiter, Dylan McCoy and Austin
Fuller. Second row left to right: Hunter
Way, Bill Barnhart, Nate McLain, Evan
Fitt, Colin Stewart, Josh Chandler,
Garrett Quiggin and Daniel Malkowski.
Third row left to right: Coach Ream and
Coach Crocker.

Oct. 03 North Adams @
Greenville
1:00
Oct. 09 BALDWIN
7:00
Oct. 16 Suttons Bay
7:00
Oct. 23 BAY CITY ALL SAINTS 7:00
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Coy; Senior HB Alex Kretzschmer; Senior S Dirk Smith; Senior C Evan Fitt; Junior G Garrett Quiggin; Junior DT Bill Barnhart; and Junior WR Dylan McCoy
newcomers — G Colin Stewart; T Josh Chandler ;DT Nate McLain; TE Isiac
Riffle; DB Zach Reiter; DL Hunter Way; and OL Daniel Malkowski
strengths — This is a dedicated team. Many of our players have put in
tremendous amounts of time in the gym to increase their strength, speed
and size. They are focused, and the seniors are especially fixated making
their final season the best season of their career.
style — Our team will play with maximum effort because they truly love
the game.
goals — We want to win every game we play, and our trophy/rivalry
games are always special dates on the schedule. But we want to extend
our season and make the playoffs, especially for our seniors, and make
their final year as memorable and successful as possible.
experience — eight seniors and seven juniors

Mesick Volleyball
Mesick Girls Volleyball
Aug. 22 N. Mich. Christian
Invite (V)
9:00
Aug. 25 MANTON
6:00
Aug. 27 Bear Lake Invite (V) 9:00
Sep. 01 TC Christian
6:00
Sep. 03 MARION
6:00
Sep. 08 Frankfort
6:00
Sep. 12 Brethren Invite (JV)
TBA
Sep. 12 Pentwater Invite (V) 9:00
Sep. 15 GLEN LAKE
6:00
Sep. 22 BENZIE
6:00
Sep. 26 Bear Lake Invite (JV) TBA
Sep. 26 Onekama Invite (V)
9:00

Sep. 29
Oct. 03
Oct. 06
Oct. 08
Oct. 10
Oct. 13
Oct. 20
Oct. 27
Oct. 31
Oct. 31

Suttons Bay
Brethren Invite (V)
Kingsley
EVART
Pine River Invite (JV)
LELAND
BUCKLEY
MANISTEE CATHOLIC
Kingsley Invite (JV)
Central Montcalm
Inv. (V)
Nov. 02 DISTRICTS @ MESICK
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The 2015 Mesick volleyball team. Front
row left to right: Jessica Haught, Abby
Spoor, Elissa Hamilton, Morgan Riojas,
Hannah Robinson, Victoria Ford
Drew Farrell, Sierra King, Coach Rene
LaFreniere, Marisa Keillor and Carly
Wagatha.

conference — Leland and Kingsley are the perennial favorites in the

record — 17-14-2
Northwest Conference.
accomplishments — District champions
goals — Improve over last year’s record. Improve in the league standreturnees — Sierra King, SR; Carly Wagatha, SR; and Morgan Riojas, SR ings. Repeat as district champions and compete in the regional.
newcomers — Elissa Hamilton, JR; Tori Ford, JR
strengths — Good nucleus returning from last year’s district champi-

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Aug. 22 N. Mich. Christian
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9:00
Sep. 09 Manton Invite
4:00
Sep. 10 Mason County
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4:00
Sep. 12 Buckley Invite
9:00
Sep. 15 NWC Jam. @ Leland 4:30
Sep. 19 McBain Invite
9:00
Sep. 24 Kingsley Invite
4:00
Sep. 26 Lake City Invite
9:00

Sep. 29 NWC Jam. @ Kingsley 4:30
Oct. 03 Pine River Invite
9:00
Oct. 06 Mason County
Central Invite
4:00
Oct. 08 MESICK INVITE
4:00
Oct. 13 NWC Jam. @
Suttons Bay
4:30
Oct. 15 Manistee Invite
4:00
Oct. 17 Shepherd Invite
TBA
Oct. 31 Regionals
TBA
Nov. 07 State
TBA
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PINE RIVER
Pine river VOLLEYBALL
coach - jana dennis
record — 21-23-3
returnees — Kyla Johnson- middle; Tailor Charles- libero; Chelsey TerBurgh- right side; KayLee
Goodman-outside; and Julie Justin-outside

newcomers — Logan Powell- setter; Madison Martin-middle; Hannah Hill- right side; Ally Stoke-

Pine River Girls Volleyball
Aug. 22 Traverse City
Central Inv.
9:00
Aug. 27 Kalkaska Quad
4:00
Aug. 29 Kinsley Inv.
9:00
Sep. 12 PINE RIVER INV.
9:00
Sep. 15 McBain
7:00
Sep. 19 Cadillac
9:00
Sep. 22 LAKE CITY
7:00
Sep. 24 REED CITY
7:00
Sep. 26 McBain
9:00
Sep. 29 Beal City
7:00

Oct. 03 Farwell Inv
Oct. 06 Manton
Oct. 10 Morley
Stanwood Inv.
Oct. 13 MARION
Oct. 20 Nothern Michigan
Christian
Oct. 27 Evart
Oct. 31 Highland Conf.
Tourn. @ Beal City
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The 2015 Pine River
volleyball team. Front
row — Livy Vanderhoof,
Tailor Charles and
Ally Stokely. Middle —
Maddie Martin, Julie
Justin and Chelsey
TerBurgh. Back —
Kiera Justin, KayLee
Goodman, manager
Alexis Bennett and
Kourtney Brock. Missing
are Logan Powell and
Hannah Hill.

ly-ds; Kierra Justin- middle; Livy Vanderhoof-ds; and Kourtney Brock- setter
strengths — I think we will be an aggressive team offensively. Also, we are a strong serving
team.
working on — Becoming better passers and working on our communication amongst each
other while playing the game.
style — We plan to be a scrappy team who will serve aggressively.
conference — I think Beal City and McBain will be great competition again this year. It will be
terrific to see what happens.
goals — I think success will look different from the beginning of the season to the end. We are
a young team and so I think we will have an adjustment period but the girls are working hard to
keep that adjustment period short!
experience — three seniors, six juniors, two sophomores and one freshman

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coach - ross vrieze
accomplishments — Both teams finished 3rd in the highland conference. Ben Rigling All Region, All Conference; Cheyanna Rizor All Conference; and Derek Hartline All Conference

returnees — Senior Derek Hartline for the boys. Sophomore Olivia Thompson for the girls
newcomers — Freshman Kelsi Charles looks to have great potential to be in the top 3 finishers

for the team. Boys will hopefully see some sophomores and juniors step it up to fill the void of last
year’s large group of graduated seniors.
strengths — Both teams are off to a good start challenging each other to succeed. We currently are injury-free and hope to stay that way.
working on — Would like to recruit a few more runners. Our numbers are a little low this year.
Want to run more aggressively. Start fast and hold the pace.
conference — Anyone has a shot in the Highland. Beal City traditionally does well. Manton
and McBain are the ones we watch the closest. Evart’s boys will be toward the top, as well.
goals — Always a desire to improve individual times. Have fun, push each teammate to always do their best and use this experience as a life lesson for future success.
experience — Boys: one senior, three juniors, three sophomores and three freshmen. Girls: one
senior, one junior, four sophomores and two freshmen

The 2015 Pine River cross
country team. Front —
Natalie Grover, Rachel
DePew, Summer Jackson,
Kelsie Charles, Olivia
Thompson and Alexis
Beebe. Back Row — Sam
Pentces, Spencer Haskel,
Ira Waters, Aithin Jackson,
Derek Hartline and Coach
Ross Vrieze.

Pine River Boys & Girls
Cross Country
Aug. 22 Central Lake
Ryan Shay Memorial TBA
Aug. 25 Chipewa Hills
10:00
Aug. 29 Benzie Central Inv.
9:00
Sep. 12 Buckley Inv.
TBA
Sep. 19 McBain Inv.
10:00
Sep. 22 Evart Jam.
4:30
Sep. 26 Evart Inv.
TBA

Oct. 03 CECIL BURCH
MEMORIAL INV.
9:00
Oct. 06 Manton Jam.
4:30
Oct. 10 Traverse City
Central Inv.
10:00
Oct. 20 Marion Highland
Conf. Jam.
4:30
Oct. 24 Chippewa Hills Inv. 10:00
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Pine River Football
coach - terry martin
record — 8-4
accomplishments — Division 6 District Champs
returnees — Senior Dominic Garcia ILB/ FB; Senior Chase Morrison OL / DL; Senior Payton Pacola OLB / RB; Junior Mason Powell QB; and Senior Tyler Wing DB

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Pine River Boys Football
Aug. 28 Kalkaska
7:00
Sep. 03 MANCELONA
7:00
Sep. 11 Beal City
7:00
Sep. 18 MCBAIN
7:00
Sep. 25 LAKE CITY
7:00

Oct. 02
Oct. 09
Oct. 16
Oct. 23

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Berrien Springs
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The 2015 Pine River football team.
Bottom — Mark Herron, Isaac
Peterson, Matt Stone, Mason
Powell, Nate Park, Jeffery Johnson,
Hunter Esiline, Mac Peterson and
Matt Goodenow. Middle — Josh
Jackson, Raden Holmes, Josh
Hooker, Zach Herron, Andrew
Frisbie, Tyler Wing and Tristen
Nelson. Back — Chase Morrison,
Joe Rigling, Brandin DeBoard,
Robert Dagen, Dominic Garcia,
Payton Pacola, Zavier Wright and
Isaac Peterson. Not Pictured —
Kurtice Cilwa and Chris Rehkopf.

newcomers — Junior Hunter Esiline; WR Junior Joe Rigling FB/ ILB; and Junior

Tristen Nelson DB/ RB
strengths — I feel like we have very good team speed that will help on the
defensive side of the ball.
working on — We lost a lot of experience in our backfield so many players are
working to iron out our motion and responsibilities.
style — We hope they are going to see speed and excitement. We want our
offense to push the pace and break big plays on a regular basis. On defense,
we want them to see a lot of great effort and 11 players flying around on the
field.
conference — Beal City is the favorite until someone can beat them. I think
Manton could be a potential threat because of their athleticism.
goals — Our team goals are all about improvement. Because many of the
players were part of last year’s team, we would like to improve on the success
achieved last fall. More importantly, though, we are aiming at improving on a
weekly and daily basis so that we are able to be the best version of ourselves on
the last night of the season.
experience — 11 seniors and 15 juniors

Pine river Soccer
Pine River Boys Soccer
Aug. 21 MASON COUNTY
CENTRAL
5:00
Aug. 24 Buckley
5:00
Aug. 26 Kent City
4:30
Aug. 28 MANISTEE
5:00
Sep. 03 Clare
5:00
Sep. 08 GLADWIN
5:00
Sep. 10 Big Rapids Crossroads 5:30
Sep. 15 Houghton Lake
5:00
Sep. 17 NORTHERN MICHIGAN
CHRISTIAN
5:00

Sep. 22
Sep. 24
Sep. 29
Oct. 01
Oct. 05

CLARE
5:00
Gladwin
5:00
HOUGHTON LAKE
5:00
BIG RAPIDS
5:00
TRAVERSE CITY
CHRISTIAN
5:00
Oct. 06 Northern Michigan
Christian
5:00
Oct. 08 Lakeview
4:30
Oct. 13 CROSS OVER TBD
5:00
Oct. 15 Cross Over TBD
5:00
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The 2015 Pine River soccer team. Front — Dana Hill,
Harlee Charles, Jenna Johnson, Kelly Witherspoon, Anna
Lindquist and Stephanie Ashcroft. Back — Zac Underhill,
Jake Johnson, Brady Loop, Douglas Conner, Brad Holmes,
Conner Hoaglund and Steven Hilkowski.

coach - jenny hoaglund
record — 2-18
returnees — Returning a couple seniors and several juniors that will be helpful this season

newcomers — We added the athleticism of Jenna John-

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athletes on the fall season!

son and Conner Hoaglund, along with Brady Loop and the
enthusiast Brad Holmes who is a junior.
strengths — Early on this team meshed together. They
are all willing to work hard on their skill set
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haven’t played before or haven’t played in many years.
style — Hopefully they will see a team working together!
Defensively, we are hoping to limit the amount of goals
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goals — I want to see these kids improve as a team and
individually. We have a lot of improvements to make from
last year and we are working very hard to reach those accomplishments.
experience — five seniors, six juniors and two freshmen

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Reed City Football

REED CITY
coach - monty price
record — 9-3
accomplishments — 4th Consecutive CSAA Championship and a Division 5 District
Championship

returnees — Seniors Dylan Chrispell -OL/DL; Seth Root - OL/DL; Schuyler Smith - TE/LB; Tay-

lor Pelton - OL/LB; Gabe Miller - DB/WR; Mykel Dillard - DB/WR; Brad Marek - WR/DB; Jacob
Ringler - OL/DL; Leland Yonkin - QB/LB; Andre Jones - RB/LB; Collin Hatfield - RB/DB; Mark
Richards - OL/LB/DL; Juniors Trent Sturgell - DB/WR; and Logan Straub - RB/LB
newcomers — Matt Mund - WR/DB; Brandon Evans - WR/DB; Jacob Rodriguez - OL/DL;
Taylor Cutler - OL/DL; Noah Moore - OL/DL; Zack Agan - OL/DL; Tyler Kerr - OL/LB; Derrick
Rasor - QB/DB; Brenden Marsh - RB/DB; Ben Lodholtz - OL/DL; Angel Estrada - OL/DL; Shawn
Miller - OL/DL; and Cameron Austin - OL/DL
strengths — We have pretty good speed and strength. Our kids have worked very hard
this year in the off-season. They past few years have prepared our kids for success with regard to the mental approach.
working on — We can’t become complacent. This is a new team and they must create
their own identity. Team chemistry will be a major factor. We also have to prepare very hard
to get our team ready from a physical and conditioning standpoint.
style — Boring...so they say. We want to establish the running game and play extremely
sound TEAM defense. Hustle and effort is very important to us.
conference — The CSAA Gold continues to play very good football and has been represented very well in the post-season. Every week is a challenge. Chippewa Hills and Newaygo have been extremely solid programs and are well-coached. Grant could be a sleeper.
goals — Play our best football every day.
experience — 15 seniors, 12 juniors and potentially two sophomores

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The 2015 Reed City football team. Back Row: Noah Moore, Dylan Chrispell, Brendan Marsh, Jeff
Phenix, Matt Mund, Schuyler Smith, Mykel Dillard, Trent Sturgell, Collin Hatfield and Andre Jones.
Middle Row: Shawn Miller, Jacob Rodriguez, Cameron Austin, Mark Richards, Leland Yonkin, Tyler
Kerr, Jackson Miller, Angel Estrada, Brandon Evans, Derrick Rasor and Taylor Cutter. Front Row: Gabe
Miller, Seth Root, Jacob Ringler, Logan Straub, Taylor Retton, Brad Mareh and Ben Lodholtz.
Reed City Boys Football
Aug. 28 Baldwin
7:00
Sep. 03 TRI COUNTY HS
7:00
Sep. 11 Newaygo
7:00
Sep. 18 Calvin Christian
7:00
Sep. 25 Grant
7:00

Oct. 02
Oct. 09
Oct. 16
Oct. 23

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MCBAIN
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Reed City Volleyball
coach - don patterson
record — 19-19-4
accomplishments — The team made the district finals last year
returnees — Hanna Price, Meghan Donley, Liza Emington, Jordan Storch, Meghan Borst
and Allyson Yarger

newcomers — Alexis Van Eck, Sidni Rushford and Alyssa Olds
strengths — We will be very solid defensively and will serve and serve receive very tough.
working on —We will be working on getting comfortable in our offense.
style — Fans will see a very exciting, defensive-minded team.
conference — Grant is the favorite in our conference this year, and Tri-County is a potential
sleeper.

goals — We are hoping to be in the mix for a district crown this year. We will again see some

very tough competition in tournament action, and we will define success with how much
growth we see at year’s end.
experience — four seniors, two juniors and three sophomores

andy duffy | cadillac news

The 2015 Reed City volleyball team. Back row
— Alyssa Olds, Meghan
Borst, Alexis Van Eck, Sidni
Rushford and Jordyn Storch.
Front Row — Hanna Price,
Liza Emington, Allyson
Yarger and Megan Donley.

Reed City Girls Volleyball
Aug. 21 Ludington
8:30
Aug. 27 Cadillac
9:00
Sep. 01 Big Rapids (JV) (V)
5:00
Sep. 08 Tri County (JV) (V)
7:00
Sep. 12 Big Rapids
9:00
Sep. 15 NEWAGO
7:00
Sep. 19 Cadillac
9:00
Sep. 21 Lakeview
7:00
Sep. 24 Pine River
7:30

Sep. 29
Oct. 01
Oct. 03
Oct. 06
Oct. 13

GRANT (JV) (V)
7:00
Big Rapids (JV) (V)
5:30
Shepherd
9:00
BIG RAPIDS (JV) (V) 7:00
Central
Montcalm (JV) (V)
7:00
Oct. 20 Chippewa (JV) (V)
7:00
Oct. 29 QUAD
5:30
Oct. 31 Central Montcalm
9:00
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Reed City Soccer
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coach - cody jacobs
record — 4-3-10
accomplishments —The team made a district semifinal appearance last season.
returnees — Quinton Kichak, Forward; Hunter Morrison, Midfield; Tyler White, Defense; Taylor Cornell, Defense

The 2015 Reed City soccer team. Front Row
— CJ Cornelios, Taylor
Cornell, Thomas Quin,
Alex Brommel, Seth Phelps
and Shenouda Angious.
Back Row — Dylan
Wyman, Kortis Brackett,
Sylas Shultz, Tyler White,
Quinton Kichak and Sean
Wineman.

Reed City Boys Soccer
Aug. 22 N. Mich. Christian Inv. 9:00
Aug. 24 Crossroads Charter
Academy
5:00
Aug. 26 Tri County
6:00
Aug. 31 NEWAGO
4:30
Sep. 09 GRANT
4:30
Sep. 11 MASON CO. CENTRAL 4:30
Sep. 14 BIG RAPIDS
4:30
Sep. 16 Kent City
4:30
Sep. 17 KINGSLEY
4:30

Sep. 21
Sep. 23
Sep. 26
Sep. 28
Oct. 01
Oct. 05
Oct. 07
Oct. 12
Oct. 14

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TRI COUNTY
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Big Rapids
Kent City
Lakeview
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4:30
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4:30
4:30
6:00
4:30
4:30

newcomers — Brandon Wirth, Forward; Thomas Quin, Midfield; Alex Brummel, Goalkeeper/

Midfield

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have a fair amount of the team’s returning talent.
working on — The Coyotes will always be looking forward to progressing defensively as a
team. They will be leaning on returning players Taylor Cornell and Tyler White to anchor and
direct the back line.
style — We hope the team possesses the ball much more this year and will have much
more of a balanced attack, one that can come from multiple different ways rather than just
the middle of the field.
conference — The conference is wide open and is a tricky one. Tri County, Big Rapids and
Grant are probably the heavyweights. The district last year consisted of six teams from the
conference, and the conference winner lost in the district final to the third place team in the
conference. Anything could happen on any given night.
goals — We first are looking to do well in the classroom. Our number one goal will be to get
back to earning an Academic All-State award. After that we look forward to the opportunity
of making noise and competing for a conference and district title.

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coach - brad smith
returnees — Katherine Ketner, sophomore,

should be the team’s No. 1 runner. Joelynn Gamble-Brown, a junior, was the team’s top runner
last year. She is nursing an injury and will return in
a couple weeks. Hanna Ondrus, a sophomore,
made a strong showing at the end of the season and will be one of the top runners this season. Devin Willard will be another contributor and
she is a sophomore. McKenzie Cornelius, a senior,
should be the No. 1 or 2 runner this season. Boys unknown who is returning for sure.
strengths — The team usually has a very little
conflict. Teammates get along well with each
other.
working on — The team is building numbers
and recruiting boys.
conference — The usual - Chippewa Hills will be
tough, as well as Fremont and Grant.
goals — I hope our girls finish in the top half of the
conference. I hope our boys have a scoring team.

The 2015 Reed City cross country
teams. Back — Trent Willard, Clover
Krainik, Devin Willard, Lindsey
Kienitz and McKenzie Cornelius. Front —
Brandon Wirth, Hana Ondrus, Katherine
Kettner and Hailey Duchene. Absent
—Joelynn Gamble-Brown
Reed City Boys & Girls
Cross Country
Aug. 25 Chippewa Hills Invite 9:00
Sep. 08 Tri County HS
4:30
Sep. 10 Mason County Central 4:00
Sep. 19 McBain
10:00
Sep. 22 Big Rapids
4:30
Sep. 26 Lake City Invite
9:00

Sep. 29 Evart
4:30
Oct. 03 Pine River Invite
10:00
Oct. 06 Central Montcalm
4:30
Oct. 08 Manistee
4:00
Oct. 20 Lakeview
4:30
Oct. 24 Chippewa Hills Invite 9:00
Oct. 26 Central Montcalm
4:00
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