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Snowbirds outscore scrappy Onaway
in finals for second year in a row
Leach of Onaway captures fourth
place in state finals at Auburn Hills
By Mike Dunn
ROGERS CITY – There was
a storm raging outside the
Rogers City gym on Friday
night and a storm of another
kind brewing on the Hurons’
gym floor. The St. Mary
Snowbirds of coach Kevin
Foster stormed the nets in
the Class D district champi-
onship game and secured an
impressive 75-39 victory over
the scrappy Onaway girls of
coach Marty Mix.
The Snowbirds pushed
their record to 21-1 and
advanced to the regional
semifinals at Pellston on
Tuesday, March 6, against
Mackinaw City. It is the sec-
ond year in a row that St.
Mary defeated Onaway in the
district championship game.
Savvy senior wing Karli
Jacob and sophomore sharp-
shooter Kari Borowiak both
connected for 15 points to
pace a balanced Snowbird
scoring ledger on this night.
Chrissy Smith also fueled the
assault on the iron with 13
points of production and
long-armed Mary Spyhalski
spanked the twine for nine
points.
Molly Cleaver made the
twine spin to the tune of 14
points to lead the young
Cardinals, who finished with
a solid 13-9 mark.
St. Mary reached the
regional championship game
at Pellston last year before
losing narrowly to talented
U.P. foe Brimley, 51-46. The
Snowbirds could face
Brimley again in the finals
this year.
St. Mary and Mackinaw
City squared off on Tuesday
after this issue went to press.
On the other side, Brimley
faced Posen in what was
expected to be a whale of a
game. The regional finals are
slated for Thursday, March 8,
in Pellston at 7 p.m.
The quarterfinals will be
held at Sault Ste. Marie on
Tuesday, March 13.
By Mike Dunn
AUBURN HILLS – Six area
wrestlers earned All-State
honors over the weekend at
The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Senior Trey Leach of
Onaway, who went into the
state finals as a No. 1 seed in
Division 4, had the highest
finish, capturing fourth place
for the Cardinals at 140
pounds.
Junior Brandon Handrich
of Grayling took fifth place at
152 pounds in Div. 3, and
junior Zach Mack of Mio at
125 and senior Alex Fullerton
of Onaway at 140 both also
finished in fifth place in Div.
4.
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by Mike Dunn
JOHANNESBURG -- The
Johannesburg-Lewiston girls
came just short in their
attempt to wrest a district
championship trophy for the
sixth straight year. The
Cardinals fell to talented
Tawas Area by a 50-45 margin
on Saturday at Oscoda. They
end their season with an
excellent 20-3 mark. Tawas
moved on to face powerful
McBain in the opening round
of the Class C regional tour-
nament at Inland Lakes.
J-L had the hot hand early
against Tawas, surging to a
15-10 first-quarter lead. The
Braves rallied, though, to
assume a 23-22 lead at half-
time and the game went back
and forth the rest of the way.
Tawas finally away in the
final 90 seconds by hitting
free throws.
Johannesburg-Lewiston
junior Abby Schlicher, a
three-year varsity starter for
coach Heather Huff, capped
a brilliant season with anoth-
er stellar showing. "Acetylene
Abby" torched the nets for a
team-high 11 points and very
nearly generated a triple-
double.
She also brought down
nine rebounds against the
Braves and she was a rejec-
tion machine on defense,
recording a whopping 10
blocks. She also dished off
four assists.
Katelyn Weaver waxed the
nets for 10 points and had a
double-double with 12
boards and she, like Abby,
also was big into rejection,
notching five blocks. Hannah
Huff hammered the nets for
eight points and had a pro-
ductive night down low,
gathering nine rebounds,
and mercury-quick guard
Miranda House made the
twine twitch to the tune of
eight points to go with four
steals and four assists.
Kim Salwey struck for 19
points to lead Tawas and
Abby Gentges garnered 18
points.
ON THURSDAY, March 1,
J-L secured a workmanlike
50-32 victory over host
Oscoda to advance to the
finals.
Brittany Cherwinski,
Hannah Huff and Tiffany
Nickert each knocked down
10 points on the night and
Schlicher slammed home
eight points and did a
Windex number inside,
cleaning the glass for 14
boards. Katelyn Weaver
waxed the glass for 10
rebounds to go with her eight
points.
Basketball
Joburg girls bow in finals
Tawas proves tough; Cardinals were seeking their sixth straight district title
Basketball
Petoskey girls capture
district!
by Mike Dunn
TRAVERSE CITY -- The
surging Petoskey girls of
coach Adam Dobrowolski
have come full circle from a
dreadful 1-8 start to the sea-
son, capturing a Class A dis-
trict championship on Friday
and accomplishing a feat
that would have been
unthinkable back in
December and January.
The peaking Northmen
pushed their record to 14-9
while winning all three dis-
trict games last week against
T.C. West, Gaylord and
Central. They advanced to
the regional semifinals
against high-powered, No. 1
ranked Grand Haven (22-1)
on Tuesday, March 6, at
Rockford (in a game played
after this issue went to press).
In the physically bruising,
hard-fought 46-39 victory in
the title game played Sunday
at Central, junior forward
Kelsey Ance paced a bal-
anced scoring chart with 18
points and she was joined in
double digits by Katelyn
Crittenden with 12 and 6-
foot-3 junior center Megan
Tompkins with 10.
Crittenden, who plays
defense with the demeanor
of a hungry predator that has
the scent of dinner in its nos-
trils, was assigned the chal-
lenge of guarding Central's
1,000-point scorer Katie
Knudsen. The sweet-shoot-
ing Knudsen, who had scored
34 points in leading Central
past Marquette in the semifi-
nals, was held to 16 points
and scored nearly all of her
points at the charity stripe,
connecting just twice from
the floor.
Petoskey built an early lead
and maintained it through
the first three quarters,
though Central was putting
the squeeze on. The Trojans
did pull within a basket, 34-
32, near the midway mark of
the fourth quarter but
Petoskey closed out strong to
secure the well-deserved
win.
Alyssa VanWerden and
Ance hit clutch buckets to
help the Northmen pull away
again after Central got close
in the final period.
When Central pulled close
again late in the game it was
Crittenden who finally sealed
the deal with a pair of timely
free throws.
Brianna Podsaid, Chandler
Cobb and Molly Walker all
had six points for the Trojans,
who finished with a 13-10
mark.
Surging Northmen
power past T.C.
Central in finals;
Crittenden cans key
free throws in final
seconds
Alyssa VanWerden nailed a key jumper to help
Petoskey maintain a slim lead over T.C. Central in
Sunday's district finals.
File Photo
In Div. 2, Gaylord senior
Eric Mason (189) captured
eighth place and senior
D.J. Burden of Mio (130)
did the same in Div. 4.
Other grapplers who
earned a berth at state this
year included sophomore
Jeff Myers (189) and senior
Ryan “Wrecker” Randall
(215) of Grayling and jun-
ior Josh McDill (285) of
Cheboygan in Div. 3 along
with Onaway senior Bryer
McGinn (171) and senior
Tyler Aldrich (152) and
sophomore Keegan
Richardson (285) of
Mancelona.
Leach completes his
notable prep mat career
with a 50-8 record in his
senior season. He posted a
3-2 record in the state
meet. After losing to Sam
Mehan of Sand Creek in
the quarterfinals, Leach
faced Cody Symons of New
Lothrup and pounded out
an 8-1 decision to advance
to the third-place finals
against Jarret Wolford of
Reading. Leach battled the
highly regarded Wolford
tooth and nail from start to
finish but lost a narrow
decision to finish in fourth
place.
Handrich posted a solid
4-2 record at state to com-
plete his outstanding jun-
ior campaign for the
Vikings with a 45-5 record.
After losing his second-
round match to Isaac
Jensen of Allendale by
close decision, Handrich
had to battle back through
the consolation bracket to
secure his fifth-place fin-
ish.
He ended up facing
Jensen again in the fifth-
place finals and reversed
his earlier loss impressive-
ly, claiming a 13-6 deci-
sion.
Zach Mack of Mio
trucked through the 125-
pound class over the week-
end, going 3-2 to finish
with a solid 43-8 record
this season. After losing his
second-round match by a
razor-thin 7-6 margin to
J.D. Waters of Hudson,
Mack muscled his way to
back-to-back victories over
Zach Francis of Lutheran
Westland and Ryan Smit of
Decatur to earn his berth
in the fourth-place finals
where he lost to powerful
Zach Glasco of Byron.
Fullerton of Onaway bat-
tled back after losing his
opening-round match of
the day to Kyle Miller of
Lawton, winning four of
his next five matches.
Fullerton concluded his
senior season with an out-
standing 52-10 record and
he leaves the Onaway pro-
gram as the only wrestler
in school history to qualify
for state all four years.
In the final match of his
prep career, the fiery
Fullerton defeated Carter
Augustyn of Grandville
Calvin Christian by a 5-2
decision to capture fifth
place.
In the Div. 2 competi-
tion, Mason needed a vic-
tory over Ryan Casey of
Niles to assure himself of a
top-eight finish and All-
State honors. “Concrete
Eric” came through, pow-
ering his way to a narrow 5-
4 decision over the rugged
Casey.
In the seventh-place
finals, Mason engaged in a
mat war with Brandin
Schultes of Warren Woods
Tower. The bout went into
overtime before Schultes
managed to pull out the
decision.
Burden of Mio faced his
“blood match” with Luke
Ragon of Dansville and
brought down his foe in
the second period. Burden
concluded his senior sea-
son with a 27-9 record and
a repeat berth at state.
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by Mike Dunn
PETOSKEY -- The season
came to an end for the game
Gaylord girls of coach Frank
Hamilla on Wednesday. The
young Blue Devils, with only
one senior on their roster,
finished a rebuilding season
with a solid 10-11 mark after
a 51-32 loss at Petoskey in the
Class A district semifinals at
Petoskey.
Petoskey, which had been
on a tear since the midway
point of the season, won for
the 12th time in 13 games
and went on to win at T.C.
Central on Sunday to capture
the district championship.
Gaylord looks toward what
appears to be a very bright
future. Though the team will
miss the grit and gameness of
departing senior Allie
Gooding, everyone else on
the roster is returning next
year and the Blue Devil JV
squad of Shelly Curtis fared
very well this season and has
several quality young players
climbing through the ranks.
“We’ve got a building
block," Hamilla said and the
Blue Devils must strive to use
it as a foundation for good
things.
Junior point guard Sarah
Polena pounded the nets for
10 points to pace Gaylord in
the loss at Petoskey and jun-
ior forward Alex Simmons
struck for eight points.
Gaylord's lethal left, junior
wing Mackenzie Edwards,
drew Petoskey defenders like
magnets during the game
and was held to six points.
Mac sitll had an outstanding
season, lighting it up for 15.5
points per game.
Junior Kelsey Ance con-
nected for 20 points to pace
Petoskey. Katelyn Crittenden
crafted a 12-point perform-
ance on offense and was
dogged on defense, as usual,
and 6-foot-3 junior Megan
Tompkins stuffed the iron for
10 points and employed her
height as an intimidating
force.
Devils finish growing season with 10-11 mark after district loss to Petoskey; Polena pours in 10 to pace
Blue Devils
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Basketball
Grayling girls
vie for title
by Mike Dunn
CHEBOYGAN -- The
Grayling girls of coach Joe
Powers advanced to the Class
B district championship
game Friday against
Cheboygan before falling to
the host Chiefs by a 55-46
margin.
The Chiefs improved to 11-
10 and advanced to the
regional tournament at
Gaylord, where they faced
Ludington (22-1) in the
opening round on Tuesday of
this week (after this issue
went to press).
Grayling, which battled
hard to the end, slipped to 8-
14.
On Wednesday, Feb. 29,
Grayling earned its berth in
the district finals with a 52-34
victory over Roscommon.
Cierra Prosser poured in 16
points to pace the young
Vikings and guard Hailey
Whitaker waxed the nets for
11 points and served up
some sweet deliveries to her
teammates, acquiring four
assists.
Grayling has some solid
players returning next year,
including leading scorer Jo
Hamlin, who averaged 16.2
points per game before being
sidelined for the final four
games of the season.
Grayling loses seniors
Jamie Denton, Josie Swander
and Sam Hansen to gradua-
tion. Among the returnees
next year are juniors Caitlin
Prosser, Hannah Haven and
Maddie Benardo, sophomore
Cierra Prosser and feisty
freshman Hailey Whitaker.
Vikings defeat Roscommon
in semifinals, fall to host
Cheboygan in Class B district title game
Maddie Benardo (12) of Grayling is surrounded by a sea of Roscommon defend-
ers as she arises to deliver a deuce in the district semifinals.
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hannah haven (2) does her imitation of an air lift
as she goes high to launch another bucket during
Grayling's victory over Roscommon.
by Mike Dunn
GAYLORD -- The Petoskey
boys of coach Dennis Starkey
made the first step in the
postseason a successful one
Monday, earning a 61-38
decision over host Gaylord in
the Class A district opener.
Petoskey improved to 20-1
and advanced to
Wednesday's semifinal with
Marquette (13-7).
The Blue Devils of coach
Tim O'Rourke closed out the
season with a 6-15 log.
The Northmen led just 25-
17 at the half but outscored
Gaylord 23-11 in the third
quarter to break things open.
Seniors Zak Lewis and Jake
Mullin launched radar-guid-
ed missiles to help fuel the
Petoskey attack. Lewis and
Mullin both drained 3-of-3
attempts from the arc. Lewis
finished with a game-high 21
points and Mullin hit for 12.
Senior forward Joe
Robbins recorded 12 points
while Sam Baumgartner got
seven and Erik Davenport
delivered four.
Junior guard Tyler Frisch
fired in 14 points to pace the
Blue Devils. Sturdy senior
forward Troy Gahm capped a
notable career on the hard-
wood for Gaylord as a three-
year starter, scoring nine.
Austin Pearson pushed five
points through the iron and
big man Zach Lundell landed
four. Freshmen Marcus
O'Rourke and Collin Watters
got some floor time in the
playoff opener and each
scored a bucket.
Basketball
Petoskey takes Devils in opener
Lewis, Mullin launch long-range assault as Northmen take 61-38 decision in district opener
Bay Area Reps Season Ends
in Second Round of Playoffs
Facing the #7 ranked
Traverse City Central Trojans
in the second round of the
playoffs, the Bay Area Reps
battled hard all night before
falling to the Trojans 3-1.
Central’s win was their first in
three tries against the Reps in
the playoffs. The Trojans
took the lead just 1:51 into
the game when Connor
Gartland scored on a power
play with assistance from
Derek Shrank and Keanen
Armour.
The Reps tied the score at
one early in the second peri-
od when Zach Hill scored an
unassisted goal just 1:04 into
the period, but a Marcus
Russell goal with 4:01 left in
the second period gave the
Trojans a 2-1 advantage after
two periods. Nico Saco
added a goal just 38 seconds
into the final period for the
Trojans and Central goalie
Bill Vermittten thwarted the
Reps the rest of the way
allowing Central to move on
to the Regional Finals with a
3-1 victory.
Despite losing 4 senior
leaders, the Reps are already
looking forward to next year
and improving on their 12-
13-1 record.
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MACKINAW CITY — The
Mackinaw City girls of coach
Adam Stefanski thrilled the
home crowd Friday with a
sensational come-from-
behind victory over Pellston
in the Class D district finals.
The Comets rallied from a
51-45 deficit to defeat the
Hornets 62-53 and win the
second district title in school
history.
The Comets improved to
14-8 and advanced to the
regional tournament at
Pellston where they faced
powerful Gaylord St. Mary
(21-1) on Tuesday. The last
time they appeared in the
regional tournament was
1999.
Mack City eighth-grader
Chelsey Closs helped make it
happen, connecting on back-
to-back buckets to tie the
score at 51 with four minutes
to go, and senior Sarah
Rogala drained a pair of free
throws 30 seconds later to
give the Comets a lead they
would not relinquish.
Courtney Wallis, who has
been a crunch time player all
year for coach Stefanski,
went a perfect 4-for-4 from
the stripe in the final minute
to help secure the tense vic-
tory in the loud, packed-out
gymnasium.
Wallis waxed the nets for
18 points to pace the Comets.
Clauda Alexander launched
13 oints and Hailee Paquet
and Kiara Zynewicz both
zoned in for nine points in
the biggest win of the year.
Senior Shelby Hughey
struck for 16 points to pace
Pellston, which finished with
a 4-18 mark but was playing
its best basketball of the sea-
son in the final weeks of the
campaign. Dana Zulski also
put some "zap" into the
Hornet offense, hitting for 13
points to go with six steals
and four assists, and angular
Emma Dunham delivered 12
and pulled down 15 boards
for a double-double.
Late charge leads host Comets past Pellston
as they claim second district title in school history
Basketball
Hockey
Mack City
wins district title
Boys districts
begin …
The annual boys basketball district tourna-
ments started this week. Weekly Choice sports
editor Mike Dunn was in Philadelphia for the
funeral of a family member and not able to
report on the early district games for this issue.
Please see the March 15 issue of the Weekly
Choice for an updated report on boys’ and girls’
post-season play. fiLe PhOTO
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Grade Boys
March 5
Nathan Fox.................................24
Jakovan Pryor-McCovey............23
Jack Korte...................................21
Spencer White............................14
Jacob Harwood............................8
Nathan Willett..............................6
Joseph Hrejsa...............................4
Lane Jeakle...................................4
Brandt Kierczynski ......................4
Jacob King....................................2
Logan Mahn.................................2
Keith Mench ................................2
Cameron Pearson........................2
Lucas DeForge.............................1
Preston Fairchild .........................1
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Plus full basement with outside
access; family room; 4 lots; natu-
ral brick fireplace with wood
mantle; 3 bedrooms; 1.75 baths;
beamed ceilings & wainscoat; 2
decks; HWBB heat; newer
berber carpet; 24 x 24 heated
drywalled + metal ceiling garage.
Lakes of the North Amenities.
$94,900. MLS 267256
(231) 585-6200
www.lakesofthenorth.com
1,344 SQ. FT. RANCH
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, cathedral
ceiling, flourecent lighting, etched
window between kitchen & dining,
double vanity, corner woodstove,
french doors, 16x12 and 10x8
decks, 24x24 garage with wood-
burner and 20x19 approach. Home
Warranty. Furniture negotiable.
Alarm/ heat..remote system. X10
security, motion detector. Lakes of
the North amenities.
$80,000. MLS 274528
(231) 585-6200
www.lakesofthenorth.com
CHALET SET IN THE WOODS
1350 sq.ft + Oasis 14x11 Screened
Patio Room with knotty pine
accent. Step down Family Room
with Cathedral Ceiling + fireplace,
3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, Home
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LOTS, owned L/P tank, newer win-
dows and doors, 2 ft extension on
garage, extended roof/canopy over
back door. Lakes of the North
amenities. $79,950. MLS 274510
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675-2220
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Boiler Wood. 989-732-5878
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Used Cars. East Jordan. 231-536-
7953
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Possibly others. 989-390-1529
Wanted: Baseball, Football,
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Before 1972. 231-373-0842
Wanted: Used Cooking Oil. We will
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BUDGET HEARINGS
The Otsego County Township Boards will hold a public
hearing on the proposed township budget for fiscal year 2012-13
at the respective township halls. THE PROPERTY TAX
MILLAGE RATE PROPOSED TO BE LEVIED TO SUPPORT
THE PROPOSED BUDGET WILL BE A SUBJECT OF THIS
HEARING. The hearings will be held at these scheduled March
meetings for the purpose of allowing the public an opportunity to
present written or oral comments concerning the proposed
budgets. The budgets are available for public inspection
by appointment with the township clerk.
BAGLEY TWP. James Szymanski March 12 7:00 pm
CHARLTON TWP. Ivan Maschke March 15 8:00 pm
CHESTER TWP. Melissa Szymanski March 13 6:00 pm
CORWITH TWP. Debbie Whitman March 7 7:00 pm
DOVER TWP. Janet Kwapis March 14 5:30 pm
ELMIRA TWP. Susan Schaedig March 8 6:30 pm
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Up to 1000s of Acres of
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MLS #276669
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Impeccable 3 Bed, 2 Bath
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Floors,A Wood Burning
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4823 Tournament Drive, Gaylord
Contact; Wendie Forman, Smith Realty Group, Gaylord, (989) 732-2477
Real Estate
By Jim Akans
Spring is nearly here, and the Golf Mecca is gearing up for a spec-
tacular 25th anniversary season. What better way to maximize
enjoyment of the links this year and beyond than by owning a beau-
tiful home nestled alongside one of the Gaylord areas finest champi-
onship courses.
Situated in magnificent Loon Lake Estates, this wonderful custom
designed and built home offers rear frontage with breathtaking
views of the 15th green and 16th tee of Loon Lake golf course...truly
a dream location for the golf enthusiast. These “Backyard”
panoramic vistas can be enjoyed from the two rear decks outdoors,
and from the open indoor design of the great room, dining and
kitchen areas and master suite.
The home features over 5,400 square feet of extraordinarily
designed and constructed living space, with approximately 3,210
square feet on the main two levels, and the remainder in the profes-
sionally finished lower level. That includes four large bedrooms and
three full baths, so when friends and family come to visit for golf
weekend outing, there will be plenty of room for first class accom-
modations right at home.
As may be expected in a home of this caliber, the amenities are elegant to
the tee. Those include gorgeous hardwood and tile flooring, vaulted ceilings,
central air conditioning, a luxurious master bedroom suite with corner fire-
place, huge walk-in closet areas with built-in shelving, jetted tub and sepa-
rate shower, and even a private outdoor deck.
The gourmet kitchen is spacious and elegant, with top grade appliances
and beautiful white cabinetry contrasted with black countertops. The
adjoining dining and great room areas feature dramatic golf course views,
and a magnificent stone fireplace flanked by arched topped
window serves as the focal point in the great room.
Additional highlights of this stunning Loon Country Club
home include a finished three-car attached garage, outdoor
hot tub, exquisitely landscaped grounds, and more.
This is an extraordinary home in an exceptional location.
Listed at $299,000 - Call Wendie Forman at Smith Realty
Group today for a private showing at (989) 732-2477 or email
Wendie@WendieForman.com
Gorgeous Loon Country Club
home with view of 15th green
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REAL ESTATE SALES STATISTICS
Provided to you by and based on information from the Water Wonderland
MLS, Inc. for the period February 19, 2012 through February 26, 2012.
(RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES ONLY)
DAYS DOLLAR VOLUME NUMBER OF NUMBER OF
COUNTY ON MARKET SOLD UNITS SOLD UNITS AVAILABLE
Alcona 0 $0 0 47
Alpena 142 $348,000 3 306
Antrim 3 $43,000 1 49
Cheboygan 0 $215,500 1 413
Crawford 174 $46,500 2 181
Mackinac 0 $0 0 68
Montmorency 0 $0 0 183
Oscoda 0 $0 0 139
Otsego 101 $269,375 3 363
Presque Isle 225 $80,000 2 230
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