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Ironmen slugger smacked four hits
with a double and three RBIs and
scored the game-winning run in the
sixth as Mancelona came from behind
to edge host Gaylord St. Mary 12-10 in
a key Ski Valley showdown.
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THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
Emmy Sizzle is
simply un-hittable
as Cardinals
continue assault
on Ski Valley foes
By Mike Dunn
ONAWAY Different day,
same old story.
On Monday, May 14,
Onaway flexed its formidable
muscles and blew away still
another Ski Valley
Conference rival. This time it
was Central Lake.
Emmy Sizzle was in the
circle and simply overpow-
ered the Trojans as the
defending champion
Cardinals cruised to a 14-0
record in the Ski Valley with
two league games remaining.
Junior Emily Estep pounded
the strike zone with savage,
sizzling efficiency, notching
29 strikeouts and allowing a
meager four hits in the two
games as Onaway prevailed
by scores of 12-1 and 9-0. The
intimidating Estep had 12 Ks
in the opener and 17 in the
Emmy Sizzles smoke from
the pitching rubber wasnt
the only weapon the
Cardinals showed on the day,
Hard-hitting Brooke
Szymoniak inserted some of
the Zap into the Cardinal
offense with a pair of timely
hits while slugging junior
catcher Sammie Brasseur
busted a pair of booming
doubles and Temara Lupu
lashed a two-run double.
Estep tagged two hits to help
her own cause and Morgan
Badgero put a big-time bust
on an enemy fastball and
smacked an RBI single.
Megan Estep also struck an
RBI single.
Megan Estep, the Cards
sweet-swinging second base-
man, delivered two more hits
in the nightcap and Sam
Freel joined the SWAT club as
well, smashing two hits.
Lupu lined an RBI single and
Faith Chapman and
Szmoniak cracked hits also.
the Cardinals cruised by vis-
iting Bellaire, 10-1 and 14-1,
in two games that were really
close right up to the first
screaming delivery from
Estep in the top of the first.
Esteps sizzle and smoke
accounted for 21 more strike-
outs in the sweep of the
Eagles. The Cardinals SWAT
crew was fully functional at
the plate, too.
Brasseur blistered the ball
throughout the two games,
belting two hits in the opener
and going 2-for-3 in the
nightcap with three RBIs.
Hard-hitting first sacker
Molly Cleaver assaulted an
Eagle delivery and launched
a long drive that dented the
fence for a two-run double.
Lupu put the T-Lu touch on a
fastball and laced a two-run
double as well.
Devin Bristley bashed a
pair of hits, including an RBI
double. Megan Estep, Faith
Chapman, Brooke
Szymoniak and Sammie
Freel also contributed hits.
Onaway, which is 16-3
overall, played at Rogers City
on Wednesday of this week.
Onaway continues to dominate!
Onaway catcher Sammie Brasseur slugs away and delivers another line drive during the Cardinals sweep of
Onaway coach Jodi Brewbaker waves around hard-striding Brooke Szymoniak
with another Cardinal run.
Onaways elite hurler Emily Estep is in Emmy Sizzle Mode as she prepares to
unfurl another screaming fastball.
Temara Lupu goes airborne as she strives to slide safely into third base during
the doubleheader sweep of Bellaire.
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By Mike Dunn
Mancelona baseball team of
coach Jim VanWagoner
clinched at least a tie for the
2012 Ski Valley Conference
championship on Monday,
May 14, with an efficient 4-1,
12-1 sweep of Inland Lakes.
The Ironmen, who are
four-time defending league
champs, pushed their record
to 14-1 pending the outcome
of a suspended game at
Onaway in which the
Cardinals were winning in
the bottom of the fourth
when it was halted because
of darkness. If the game at
Onaway is not completed
and not counted because it
didnt go the official five
innings, then Mancelona
already has the title outright
since runner-up
Johannesburg-Lewiston has
two league losses and would
be unable to forge a tie with
Mancelona in the standings.
Rangy right-hander Craig
Conway came through again
for the Ironmen, tossing a
no-hitter in the opener
against the Bulldogs. The
C.C. Cruiser collected seven
Ks along the way.
Kevin Schepperley struck
for two hits, including a two-
run double, to help fuel the
offense in game one.
In game two, freshman
fire-baller Brandon Dingman
was down and dangerous
from the rubber, firing an
efficient two-hitter at the
Bulldogs with three strike-
Wyatt Derrer put some of
the wallop into the Ironmen
lineup once again, whacking
a double and a triple and
knocking in four of
Mancelonas runs.
Schepperley slammed two
more runs and scored two
more runs.
the Ironmen swept non-
league foe Elk Rapids 9-3 and
Conway cruised to a com-
plete-game victory in the
opener, pounding the strike
zone with his arsenal of
pitches. He struck out 10.
Conway also connected for
four hits to help his own
cause, scoring twice and
knocking in two. Hard-hit-
ting Trevor Ackler cracked
two hits with two RBIs.
Collin Ordway and Kyle
Schepperley combined to
record the shutout in game
two. Wyatt Derrer delivered a
timely two-run double and
second baseman Logan Borst
walked three times and came
around to score each time.
Mancelona traveled to
Gaylord to face the St. Mary
in a make-up game and
staged a seventh-inning rally
to win what turned out to be
one of the most important
games of the season.
The seesaw, exciting game
was tied at 10 going into the
seventh when Ackler, who hit
the cover off the ball, singled
sharply to lead things off.
Wyatt Derrer got a huge two-
out single to chase Ackler
home with what proved to be
the game-winning run and
Conway added some insur-
ance with a towering triple to
knock in Derrer.
Ackler had four hits in the
contest and knocked in four
runs. The gritty 12-10 victory
over St. Mary is the difference
right now between
Mancelona being alone in
first place in the league
standings or being in a first-
place tie with Johannesburg-
By Mike Dunn
state-ranked Johannesburg-
Lewiston baseball team
pushed its record to 23-4
with a pair of victories
Saturday in the Mio tourna-
ment and a pair of victories
Monday over non-league foe
Boyne City.
In the Mio tournament, J-L
edged Au Gres-Sims 11-8 in
the semifinals and edged
tough, talented Mio 2-1 in
the championship game.
Brett Kortman started
against Au Gres and got the
win, going the first five
innings. Lefty Brian
VanCoillie was called in to
relieve in the sixth with two
runners on and no out and
he earned the save, shutting
down the Au Gres hitters in
fine fashion.
VanCoillie also produced
at the plate, busting a key
two-run double. Kortman
helped his own cause with
two hits, including a two-run
double, and senior Nick
Michael was in the Zap Zone,
cracking a double and triple
and knocking in two runs.
Gunnar Owens and Cole
Nagy also had RBI singles for
the Cardinals.
J-L faced off again against
talented Mio, a team the
Cardinals split with earlier in
the season. It was another
well-played game between
two talented, well-coached
teams. Two outstanding
pitchers, VanCoillie for J-L
and Micah Thomey for Mio,
faced off and played excep-
tionally well.
VanCoillie went the dis-
tance, scattering four hits
and shutting the power
Thunderbolt hitters out after
Thomey connected for a solo
clout in the top of the first.
VanCoillie had five strikeouts
and issued two walks.
The Cardinals, who were
the home team even though
it was at Mios field, came
back in the bottom of the
second to tie the score at 1
when Kortman doubled and
sweet-swinging sophomore
shortstop Coalton Huff
chased him home with a
timely two-out single.
J-L had runners at second
and third with no out in the
fifth and didnt score and
faced the very same situation
in the bottom of the sixth
when Owens and Kortman
each whacked singles and
advanced on a throwing
Mio walked Brad Kussrow
to load the bases and Coalton
Huff came through big time
in the clutch again, lining a
sharp walk-off single down
the right-field line to knock
in Owens with the game-win-
ning run.
ON MONDAY, J-L defeated
talented Boyne City 6-4 and
In the opening game, the
hard-throwing Owens wasnt
as sharp as he usually is and
battled through four innings.
He allowed the slugging
Ramblers four runs, three of
which were earned, and five
hits. He struck out five.
Jake Newell relieved and
pitched a scoreless two
innings to gain the win. The
Cardinals trailed 4-1 when
Newell came into the game
but rallied to score five runs
in the final innings to earn
the come-from-behind tri-
VanCoillie was a perfect 3-
for-3 with an RBI and slug-
ging first baseman Blake Huff
was 2-for-3 with a booming
RBI double that caromed off
the top of the fence in dead
Left fielder Alex Payne con-
tinues to be a pain in the side
of enemy pitchers, connect-
ing for two more hits with an
RBI. Kortman had two hits
with a sacrifice fly and
Coalton Huff was 2-for-3
with another RBI. Newell
ended up getting what
proved to be the game-win-
ning hit in the bottom of the
fifth, a sizzling single that put
J-L ahead 5-4.
Junior Cole Nagy fired a
no-hitter for the Cardinals in
game two, befuddling the
Rambler hitters with his bit-
ing curve ball. Nagy notched
six Ks and walked four.
Payne pummeled the ball
again, going 3-for-4 with
three RBIs and Blake Huff
went 2-for-3 with a three-run
double that very nearly
cleared the fence for a grand
slam. Kortman, who is swing-
ing a torrid bat, was 3-for-3
with a double and three RBIs
and VanCoillie collected two
more hits with a long sacri-
fice fly. Garrett Koronka was
1-for-1, connecting for a big
hit that helped open things
up in the third inning.
The fifth-ranked Cardinals
were 23-4 overall and 12-2 in
the Ski Valley heading into
Thursdays league showdown
at home with talented cross-
county rival Gaylord St. Mary.
J-L had its district draw last
week. The Cardinals will face
the winner of Atlanta vs.
Posen on Saturday, June 2,
while St. Mary, which is host-
ing the district, faces the win-
ner of Hillman vs. Wolverine-
Joburg pushes
to 23-4 record
State-ranked Cardinals capture Mio tourney, sweep
non-league foe Boyne City
Mancelona sweeps SVC twinbill
Ironmen outscore I-Lakes 4-1 and 12-1 to clinch at least a tie for Ski Valley title
Softball Report
Northmen battle hard while losing three; Mancy
shuts out Bulldogs; St. Mary splits with Eagles
By Mike Dunn
PETOSKEY The Petoskey
softball team faced some
pretty stiff competition on
Saturday in the annual Kullik
Invitational Tournament
that the Northmen host.
Petoskey lost narrowly to
Detroit County Day, 2-1, in
the first game before drop-
ping decisions to Reese and
Escanaba. The Northmen
(11-12) fell just under the
.500 mark with the three
Annie Hansen hurled the
first two games for Petoskey
and Ellen Loper twirled from
the circle in game three.
The hard-throwing
Hansen scattered seven hits
in her effective outing
against Country Day and
struck out four and she per-
mitted six hits with three Ks
and three walks in the loss to
Reese. Loper allowed eight
hits to the strong Escanaba
lineup and struck out one.
Tori Thompson tore it up
at the plate for the
Northmen, as usual, collect-
ing at least one hit in each of
the three games. She struck a
double and knocked in the
lone Petoskey run in the
opener with a long, high sac-
rifice fly. She tagged two hits
in the loss to Reese and
another hit in the Esky game.
Loper laced three hits with
an RBI on the day and
Kristen Espinoza also
pounded three hits. Jenna
Proctor produced two hits
and scored a run and Katie
Kidd cracked two hits to go
with a perfectly executed
sacrifice bunt.
Hansen hammered a
triple and scored against
Reese and Breanna Merriam
was cool as a sheet of freshly
groomed ice in game two,
mashing a timely single.
South Haven won the
tournament, beating Reese
11-5 in the title game.
Mancy tames
Mancelona softball team
secured two more Ski Valley
victories on Monday with a
pair of shutout wins over
Inland Lakes. The Lady
Ironmen prevailed 10-0 and
11-0 behind the efficient
fire-balling of Kool Kallie
Derrer had more sweet
deliveries than a flower shop
on Mothers Day as she
struck out 17 Bulldog batters
along the way and allowed
just one hit. Kallies domi-
nance was not limited to the
circle, either, as she drilled a
booming two-run double
among her three hits.
Kallie is only one member
of Mancelonas high-pow-
ered Derrer Drill Team at the
plate. Dakota Derrer deliv-
ered three hits in the sweep
and was like a whirling
dervish on the basepaths,
speeding around the bags
with abandon to score five
times. She also knocked in
four runs.
The other member of the
dangerous Drill Team slug-
ging catcher Ashley Derrer
delivered four hits on the
day with three RBIs and
three runs scored.
Mieke Scaggs mangled
some enemy pitches with
her whishing aluminum,
stroking three hits including
a towering three-run triple
and she also scored four
Mancelona swept non-
league foe Elk Rapids 7-1, 8-
4 as Scaggs and Kallie Derrer
earned the wins with work-
manlike performances.
Lindsey Friday found
Thursdays pitching from the
Elks to her liking as she laced
three hits and scored twice
in the opener. McKenzie
Willson walloped a two-run
double while Taylor Robbins
racked up two hits along
with Kallie Derrer and
Dakota Derrer.
In game two, Miranda
Boucard blistered the ball
big time, belting out four hits
with three RBIs for the Lady
Ironmen. Ashley Derrer was
in drill mode again, bashing
three hits with two RBIs and
Friday continued to feast on
Thursday pitching, lacing
two more hits and knocking
in two more runs.
Mancelona (16-6) plays
host to East Jordan on
Thursday, May 17.
Snowbirds split with
rebounded from a tough 4-0
loss in the opener to
outscore host Bellaire 5-1 in
the nightcap and salvage a
split Monday in Ski Valley
Sophomore Kari Borowiak
befuddled the Bellaire hit-
ters with her assortment of
sweet stuff in the nightcap
and she also belted out two
Slugging senior first base-
man Karli Jacob put some of
the snap, crackle and pop
into the Snowbird offense in
game two, connecting for
three hits and sweet-swing-
ing centerfielder Savannah
Sullivan struck for two hits.
St. Mary (8-4, 6-4) plays at
Johannesburg-Lewiston on
Thursday before taking part
in the annual tournament at
Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart on
Saturday and hosting league
foe Pellston on Monday, May
Snowbirds edge
GAYLORD The St. Mary
and Mancelona softball
teams completed a double-
header on Wednesday, May
9, that started on April 26.
Host St. Mary won the first
game two weeks before and
completed the sweep on
May 9 with a narrow 6-4 vic-
St. Mary junior Jada
Bebble swung a big bat in
the win, striking for three
hits including a clutch two-
run single in the midst of a
four-run second-inning
uprising. Slugging senior
first baseman Karli Jacob
belted two hits along with
Emily Butcher and sopho-
more pitcher Kari Borowiak.
Chrissy Smith smacked a
single, stole two bases and
scored the first St. Mary run
of the game.
Borowiak bore down and
busted the strike zone with
her deliveries against the
hard-hitting Lady Ironmen,
striking out three. Borowiak
started a critical double play
early in the game, snagging a
sizzling drive and converting
it into a quick twin killing.
Bebble also helped the
cause with her glove, making
a sensational diving catch
with runners on base to
thwart a potential
Mancelona rally.
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By Mike Dunn
ALMA The Gaylord and
Grayling track teams partici-
pated in the annual Alma
College Scottie Classic Meet
on Saturday. Both schools
boys and girls teams finished
in the middle of the pack in
the combined scoring in the
25-team invitational but had
some outstanding individual
performances. Gaylord was
fourth overall among Div. 2
schools and Grayling was
second among Div. 3 schools.
The Gaylord girls, fueled by
another strong performance
from senior Megan Carlson
in the hurdles along with ver-
satile senior Alanna
Johnston, thrower Allison
Fischer and freshman sprint-
er Grace Sanders, accumulat-
ed 436 points and Grayling,
featuring those four dashing
Dorn girls along with speed-
ster Ashley Whitcher and ver-
satile Josie Swander, amassed
420 points.
This was scored as a team
meet, meaning you have to
enter three individuals in all
events but we dont do that,
said Gaylord coach Jeff
Kalember. Instead we only
take our top regional com-
petitors as a last meet tune-
up for regionals without
focusing on team scores.
For the Blue Devils,
Carlson continued to shine
in the hurdle events, cruising
to first in the 100-meter hur-
dles in a whiplash-like time
of 16.88 seconds and second
in the 300s in a time of 51.75.
Carlson also tied her person-
al-best time of 16.5 seconds
in the high hurdles in one of
the heats.
Sanders sweet feet and
piston-like propulsion car-
ried her to second place in
the highly competitive 100-
meter dash in 13.2 seconds,
also placing her at No. 8 all-
time for Gaylord. Johnston
surged to third in the 200
dash (27.81) and second in
the high jump, clearing the
bar at 4 foot, 6 inches.
Fischer flung the shot put
34 feet, 3 inches, good for
second place overall in that
event and she tossed the dis-
cus 99-10, good for third
Brandi Tallent continues to
exhibit talent in the demand-
ing pole vault event. On
Saturday, the hardworking
senior surpassed 7 feet, 11
inches to claim second place.
Senior speedster Cindy Fiser
flew to fourth in the 100 hur-
dles (18.27) and junior
Katelynn Dreyer finished
fifth in the 400 dash (1:03.75).
Maria Warren (5:55.35) and
Noelle Warren (5:59.70) both
had personal-best times in
the 1600 run and Megan
Borgeson (5:37.35) had a sea-
son-best time in that event.
The Gaylord relays also did
exceptionally well in the
Johnston, Sanders, Carlson
and Sydney Borowiak busted
to second in the 400 relays
(43.19), the eighth-fastest
time ever for a Gaylord crew
in that event, and Carlson,
Johnston, Megan Stempky
and Katelynn Dreyer com-
bined for second in the 800
relay (1:51.9). In addition,
Dreyer, Caroline Davis, Erin
Borgeson and Nicole Wehner
teamed for fourth in the 3200
relay (10:48.81).
For Grayling in the girls
meet, it turned out to be
another Dorn good day.
The fleet firm of Dorn
Combustion, Inc. merged for
one fine performance in the
800 relay as Allison Dorn,
Stanna Dorn, Emily Dorn
and Shanley Dorn combined
for a sizzling second-place
time of 1:54.62.
Shanley Dorn also teamed
with Sam Hansen, Stanna
Dorn and Sierra Schreiber for
second in the 400 relay
(52.55). Allison Dorn joined
forces with Ashley Whitcher,
Sam Hansen and Josie
Swander for third in the 1600
relay (4:30.21).
Ashley Whitcher whished
like the wind to claim second
in the 400 dash (1:04.10) with
Allison Dorn a blink behind
in third (1:04.45) for the
Vikings. Junior Shanley Dorn
shook off the shackles of
gravity to secure second in
the 200 dash (27.4) and
Stanna Dorn strode to third
in the 100 dash (13.55).
Senior Josie Swander didnt
wander far from the front of
the pack in the congested
high jump event, taking a
solid third place overall with
her height of 4 feet, 6 inches.
ON THE boys side,
Grayling accumulated 294
points and Gaylord had 287.
FOR THE Grayling boys,
senior Nick Dorn was a
dynamic force in the sprints,
firing out to first in the 100
dash (11.65) and second in
the 200 dash (23.4).
The determined Double
D, aka Viking senior Devon
Dawson, also put his brand
of achievement on the dis-
tance events for the Vikings,
pushing to a solid second in
both the 800-meter run
(1:58.52) and the 1600 run
(4:23.39). Junior Curtis
Wilson cruised to third in the
400 dash (54.07).
Long-armed senior Griffin
Dean powered his way to
fifth in both the shot put (39-
1) and the discus (102-8) and
strong-striding junior Scott
Parkinson propelled to fifth
in both the 110 hurdles
(17.43) and the 300 hurdles
FOR THE Gaylord boys,
junior Nate Fischer had a fine
individual showing in the 800
run, earning the Blue Devils
top finish. Fischer finished
strong to claim second in the
race in a time of 1:59.27.
Senior Craig Richardson
captured third in the high
jump, clearing the bar at 5
feet, 11 inches and junior Ian
Rudel propelled his body
over the bar at 11 feet, 3 inch-
es to take third in the pole
The Blue Devils 1600 relay
foursome of Collin Watters,
Jacob Henley, Caleb Tomes
and Fischer flew to fourth in
a time of 3:38.47. Tomes also
took fourth in the 400 dash
(53.72) while Trae Hill strode
to fifth in the highly compet-
itive 100 dash (11.71) and
Steven Fitzek strode to fifth
in the 110-meter high hur-
dles (17.24).
Golf Golf
Dombrowski is medalist and freshman Laug shoots lights out as Gaylord has strong showing on challenging T.C. course
Pulaski, Dann lead way Friday at T.C.
Country Club
Muller and Lee lead way as Swordsmen prevail on
home course; Swordsmen stay ahead in conference
By Mike Dunn
Gaylord golf team competed
in a Big North Conference
Jamboree at the Traverse City
Country Club on Friday, May
11, taking third place with a
solid team score of 325.
We had a great showing
on a very difficult course,
reported Gaylord coach Tom
T.C. West was first with 319
followed by T.C. Central
(323), Gaylord (325),
Petoskey (331), Cadillac
(333), Ogemaw Heights (343)
and Alpena (351).
Individually for Gaylord,
Alex Dombrowski continues
to add to the laurels of a
super senior season and a
notable prep career on the
links. Alex earned medalist
honors with a 2-under par
score of 70.
He was followed by fresh-
man Cam Laug, who turned
in a fine performance as well,
carding an 81.
Cam has become very
consistent for a freshman,
Johnson said.
Rounding out the varsity
scoring for the Blue Devils
were Anthony Tomaski (87),
Josh Costello (87), Nick
Fennell (88) and Mike Misiak
The Gaylord JV also played
the same course. Mike
Shryock put some serious
sock into his drives, helping
him to earn a team-best
score of 91, followed by Jim
Robb (94), Robb Trelfa (97)
and Leland Huey (101).
Devils competed in the 12-
team Gladwin Invitational
and captured first place with
an excellent team score of
317. Tawas Area was runner-
up with a score of 318 with
Ogemaw Heights (333) in
third and Clare (334) in
Dombrowski earned
medalist honors once again
with his score of 1-under par
71. Laug and Tomaski both
turned in solid scores of 81
followed by Fennell (84) and
Costello (86).
Great showing by every-
one, we seem to keep on get-
ting a little better and more
consistent every time out,
Johnson said. Hopefully we
can carry this into our final
couple weeks of the regular
Gaylord hosted its annual
varsity and JV invitational at
Otsego Club.
The varsity had a real fun
tournament that was played
on the Tribute, because we
were able to play a course
that wasn't designed for
walking, Johnson reported.
All high school tournaments
are usually played on a walk-
ing course, so this was a spe-
cial treat for all 78 players
that competed.
The tournament was divid-
ed into two separate divi-
sions with seven teams com-
peting in the Div. I-II and six
teams competing in Div. III-
IV for the varsity portion and
eight teams competing on
the Classic for the JV portion.
Winners of each Division
were TC Central in the Div. I-
II with a score of 295, fol-
lowed by TC West 296,
Petoskey 310, Gaylord 328,
Ogemaw Heights 329, Alpena
341 and Cadillac 343.
In Div. III-IV Lake Leelanau
St. Mary shot 311, followed
closely by St. Ignace 314,
Roscommon 327, Cheboygan
341, Inland Lakes 363 and
Lake City 395.
In the JV portion TC West
shot 358, edging out Petoskey
360 and TC Central 362.
Dombrowski carded a 73
to pace the Blue Devils in the
home event and come in
eighth place overall. Laug
shot 82 for Gaylord and
Tomaski shot 85 to come in
behind Dombrowski, fol-
lowed by Fennell (88),
Costello (89), Misiak (91),
Leland Huey (93) and Robb
Trelfa (93).
Paul Bardehagen of Lake
Leelanau St. Mary was
medalist with an excellent
round of 67 with Gates
Muller (68) of T.C. West and
Hunter Pulaski (69) of
Petoskey in the top three.
Mike Shryock recorded 91
to lead the Gaylord JV with
Kyle Bazzani (93) two strokes
behind. Chad Felt scored an
even 100 on the day and Jim
Robb had a 104 card.
Petoskey golf team earned
fourth place Friday in the
seven-team Big North
Conference Jamboree at the
Traverse City Country Club.
The Traverse City teams led
the way once again, with T.C.
West taking first with an
excellent team score of 319
and Central second with a
323 score. Gaylord also had a
good day, scoring 325, and
Petoskey shot 331.
Hunter Pulaski drove,
chipped and putting his way
to a respectable round of 80
on the challenging course to
lead the way for Petoskey
with teammates Caleb Dann
(81) and Jake Dubeau (82)
right behind him. Tyler
Speigl (88), Cam Ludlow (90)
and Brad Berkau (95) round-
ed out the varsity scoring.
By Mike Dunn
Light Christian golf team
engaged Rogers City in a
dual match on Thursday,
May 10, and put together
some impressive scores
while securing a victory at
the home Crooked Tree Golf
Harbor Light had 171 team
strokes in the nine-hole
event and Rogers City accu-
mulated 198.
Leading the way for the
Swordsmen were Mike
Muller and eighth-grader
Silas Lee, each with a round
of 40. Josh Walker was closed
behind with 43 and Zac
Curtis also had a respectable
round, carding a 48.
Nick Kamyszek paced the
Hurons with a round of 45
and Zach Mumm was run-
ner-up with a loud score of
Both Mike and Silas
played really well tonight,
said Harbor Light coach
Gary Mindel. Other than the
few days that Mike was not
feeling good, he has been
very steady this season.
Mindel also noted that
Walker birdied both par-5
holes and turned in a
respectable card even
though he struggled a bit on
a couple of long putts. This is
Zac Curtiss first year to play
golf and he is picking it up
very quickly.
I'm very pleased with
where we are as a team cur-
rently, Mindel said. At the
same time, we are leaving a
lot of missed opportunities
out there around the greens.
We are going to focus in on
putting over the next two
weeks. We should see a cou-
ple more players get down in
the 40s for nine.
ON TUESDAY, May 8, the
Swordsmen competed in a
Northern Lakes Conference
Meet at Hidden River and
captured first place with a
team score of 186, followed
by Alanson-Pellston (204),
Mackinaw City (206),
Mancelona (220) and
Wolverine (232).
Leading the way for the
Swordsmen was Mike
Muller, scored 39 to tie for
medalist honors with talent-
ed Nick Mercer of Mackinaw
City. Eighth-grader Silas Lee
slashed and slammed his
way to a round of 46 to finish
as runner-up for Harbor
Light followed by Josh Walker
(48) and Kirk Muller (53).
The scoring for Alanson-
Pellston featured Brandon
Kuchnicki with 48 to lead the
way followed by Connor
Kintz (49), Joe Russ (53) and
Tanner Keller (54).
Coming in behind Mercer
for the Comets were Stephen
Heilman (50), Daniel Dow
(57) and Heidi Mercer (60).
Brandon Scott carded a 52
to pace the Ironmen with
Max Koenig (53) and Austin
Wilson (54) right behind fol-
lowed by Nate Deveneau
For Wolverine, cool Kyle
Frost brought the chill with
his fine score of 53 followed
by Jim McGlynn (59), Keith
Blakley (60) and Taylor
Shann (60).
Harbor Light maintained
the top spot in the confer-
ence standings with 5 points
with Alanson-Pellston close
behind with 7 points.
Mackinaw City (13) was third
with Mancelona (15) fourth
and Wolverine (20) fifth.
Mike Muller and Nick
Mercer were tied atop the
conference leaderboard with
119 point apiece with
Connor Kintz of Alanson-
Pellston (117) third, Silas Lee
(106) fourth, Kirk Muller (93)
fifth and Zac Curtis (89)
Northmen fourth in
BNC meet
Harbor Light edges
RC in dual match
Gaylord, Grayling compete at Alma
Devils, Vikings have excellent individual performances at prestigious Scottie Classic Meet
Blue Devils third in BNC Jamboree
Sunday, May 20
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Ironmen prevail in seventh inning of seesaw battle as Ackler, Derrer get key hits;
Snowbirds split at Bellaire on Monday
By Bob DeLong
GAYLORD The St. Mary
baseball team played host to
Mancelona on Wednesday,
May 9, in a make-up game
rife with league implications.
Mancelona came into the
game with one league loss
(pending the outcome of the
second Onaway game) and
St. Mary had two, so for St.
Mary it was a battle to stay
even with the Ironmen in the
loss column and stay in con-
tention for the Ski Valley title.
The game did not disap-
point the fans. It was an
exciting see-saw affair with
Mancelona pulling it out in
the end, 12-10.
If you like hitting and
offense, the Mancelona at St
Mary game had it all
Wednesday afternoon at
Gaylord, (a game postponed
due to weather two weeks
Baseball is a game of stats,
but the two stats that ring
true are these. If you walk a
pro baseball player, he will
score 50 percent of the time, I
am sure that percentage is
much higher in high school
ball. And, if you give teams
extra outs with errors, they
will beat you, especially
when you add in free passes
against good hitting teams.
When you add walks and
errors in the same inning, it
is a recipe for disaster.
Case in point, St. Mary is
now 7-0 this year when mak-
ing two errors or less in a
game and 1-3 when making
three errors or more.
Both teams came into the
game having to test their
pitching depth, having
played on Monday and both
teams No. 1 pitchers did not
start. The Snowbirds went
with sophomore Brendon
Nowicki and Mancelona
countered with junior Kyle
St. Mary came out very
aggressively and quickly took
the lead.
After a 1-2-3 top half of the
first inning, the Snowbirds
scored 4 quick runs in the
bottom of the inning, putting
on a running and hitting dis-
Senior centerfielder Pat
Switalski singled and stole
second, junior second base-
man Matt Spyhalski walked.
The Snowbirds then execut-
ed a perfect double steal of
second and third with a fake
bunt. St Mary then repeated
a double steal to put runners
on second and third frustrat-
ing the Ironmen defense.
Spyhalski scored on a wild
pitch and later in the frame
Nowicki scored on a hard sin-
gle off the bat of junior catch-
er Nick Lochinski. Nick
promptly stole the sixth base
of the inning for St Mary and
he came home on an RBI sin-
gle off the bat of senior right
fielder Luke Brown to make it
4-0 after one.
Both teams went quietly in
the second inning.
In the third, after one out,
both David Harrington and
Trevor Ackler singled for the
Ironmen. Their attempt of a
double steal was stopped
with a great throw from
Snowbird catcher Lochinski
to junior third baseman Pat
OConner, tagging out the
lead runner for the second
out. But to Mancelonas cred-
it, a single from Cole
VanWagoner plated one run,
and a costly error scored a
second and a double off the
bat of Craig Conway plated a
third run, two of which were
St. Mary increased its lead
in the bottom of the third
when Gabe Nowicki singled,
went to second on a hit off
the bat of senior first base-
man Aaron Myler and even-
tually scored on a two-out
bobble off the bat of
OConner, making it 5-3 after
The Ironmen closed to 5-4
in the top of the fourth when
Damion Decker reached on a
fielders choice, went to sec-
ond on an error and scored
on the third of four hits from
the reliable Ackler.
St. Mary threatened in its
half of the inning when
Switalski doubled to deep
left, but he was doubled off
on a line drive off the bat of
Spyhalski to short.
Brendon Nowicki was out
of innings and Spyhalski
entered the top of the fitth
pitching on only one days
rest. Matt did not have his
usual pinpoint control walk-
ing the first three Ironmen
hitters to load the bases. A
single from Kevin
Schepperley plated two runs
and after an infield single
scored another run, coach
Nowicki went to the bullpen
once more and selected Gabe
Nowicki. With the infield in
tight, Nowicki got the next
two hitters to ground out and
kept the runners on second
and third, but a big two-out
hit from Ackler once again
made the score 9-5
St. Mary would not go
away. Gabe singled to start
the inning and with one out
Lochinski lined a hit to left.
After two outs Brown hit a
long drive to deep center into
the wind and the ball fell out
of the running centerfielders
glove for a huge double to
knock in two big runs. The
score was 9-7 in favor of
Mancelona after 5 innings.
In the top of the sixth
Mancelona got a big insur-
ance run when Conway was
safe on an error with one out
and eventually scored on a
two-out single by Decker.
The Snowbirds then rallied
off the new Ironmen pitcher
Brandon Dingman by using
their speed. Switalski worked
a walk to start the inning and
stole second. Spyhalski sin-
gled to score Switalski and he
stole second. Gabe Nowicki
singled home Spyhalski and
he stole second, putting the
tying run two bases away. It
was the Snowbirds ninth
theft of the day! Then after
Dingman got a strikeout and
a groundout, Brendon
Nowicki stepped to the plate.
After fouling off several
pitches, he hit a hard single
off the glove of the second
baseman to score his cousin
to tie the score at 10!
Mancelona scored two in
the top of the seventh when
Ackler singled and Wyatt
Derrer drilled a clutch two-
out single to knock in the go-
ahead run. Then a triple off
the bat of Conway pushed
the lead to two.
St. Mary got a two-out sin-
gle from Switalski in the bot-
tom of the seventh but
Dingman was able to retire
the next Snowbird hitter to
end the game.
Trevor Ackler had four hits
and two RBIs for Mancelona.
Kevin Shepperly had three
hits and two RBIs and
Conway had a double and
triple and three RBIs.
St. Mary was led by
Brendon Nowicki, who gave
up only 1 earned run in 4
innings of work while lower-
ing his ERA to 1.43 on the
year against the slugging
Ironmen. He walked nobody
and struck out 3.
Offensively the Snowbirds
battled evenly with
Mancelona. The speedy
Switalski had 2 singles and a
double, scored 2 runs and
stole 3 bases, raising his bat-
ting average to .514 and his
on-base percentage over
Gabe Nowicki had 3 hits, 2
RBIs, stole 2 bases and scored
4 runs. Lochinski had 2 hits,
scored 2 runs, stole a base
and had an RBI. Downtown
Brown had a single and dou-
ble and drove in three runs.
Spyhalski had a hit, stole 3
bases and scored twice and
both Brendon Nowicki and
Myler had singles. A total of
13 safeties for St Mary.
ON MONDAY, May 14, the
Snowbirds played at Bellaire
and split with the hard-hit-
ting Eagles, winning the
opener 9-8 and losing 14-8 in
the nightcap. St. Mary had 24
hits and 17 runs and that
proved the offense was click-
ing, but the Snowbirds made
3 huge base running mis-
takes in game one keeping
the game close, and losing
game two due to some defen-
sive struggles.
Sure, the field at Bellaire is
rock hard, but it was rock
hard for both teams (the
Bellaire players actually call
it The Rock!). It is the only
field in northern Michigan
that does not have a grass
Sure, Matt Spyhalski was
absent (grandfathers funer-
al), but good teams step up
and fill in those gaps when
In game one the Snowbirds
came out swinging and tal-
lied a total of 15 hits.
Brendon Nowicki helped
himself with a two-run single
in the first. Bellaire tied it in
the bottom of the inning
when a batter reached on a
wild pitch after a strikeout
and 2 singles after 2 outs
plated two runs.
Nick Harrington put the
Snowbirds ahead again with
a sacrifice fly in the second
and St Mary extended their
lead to 6-2 in the third
capped by a big 2-run single
struck by Mike Stutesman.
The Eagles got one run
back in the third and tied it
with 3 in the fourth with 3 or
the 4 runs being unearned,
so the score was 6-6 after four
St. Mary scored two in the
fifth when a booming 2-run
double by Harrington chased
home Stutesman who had
earlier singled and Switalski
who walked. Bellaire came
right back with a couple runs
to tie the game at 8 after 5
innings, however.
A Nick Lochinski double,
his third hit of the game, and
an Aaron Myler single and an
error gave the Snowbirds the
lead going to the bottom of
the sixth.
Nowicki walked the leadoff
batter, but struck out the next
2 hitters. Then after a single
put runners on first and sec-
ond a pop up to short was
caught by Gabe Nowicki
despite losing his feet and
tripping on the skin of the
outfield grass catching the
ball while lying on his seat of
his pants to preserve the 9-8
Lochinski haced 3 hits,
Gabe Nowicki, Brendon
Nowicki, Aaron Myler,
Stutesman and Luke Brown
each had two to lead the
Brendon ran his record to
4-0 on the year, striking out 7
and giving up 6 earned runs.
In game two, 11 errors
were made in a very sloppy
game, five by the Snowbirds
leading to 12 unearned runs
in the loss.
Aaron Myler pitched well
in subbing for Spyhalski, but
the Eagles benefited from the
bobbles, (including two big
innings, a seven-run third
and a six-run fifth) to help
them break an 8-8 tie late in
the game to earn the split 14-
The Eagles out-hit St. Mary
11-9 in the second game. St
Mary was led by four players
with two hits each. Brendon
Nowicki had a pair of singles,
a walk and four RBIs.
Lochinski had a double, sin-
gle and two RBIs, giving him
five hits on the night and
raising his average to .444 for
the season. Switalski
whacked a triple and a single
and had an RBI, Nick
Harrington had two singles
and scored two runs, and
Brown got the other hit and
scored two runs.
St. Mary is now 9-4 overall
and 6-4 in the Ski Valley. The
Snowbirds play at
Johannesburg-Lewiston on
Thursday and participate in
the annual Mt. Pleasant
Sacred Heart Catholic tour-
nament this Saturday, May
19, playing host Sacred Heart
at 10 a.m. and Bay City All
Saints at noon.
The Snowbirds have two
make-up league dates com-
ing up at home, with Pellston
on Monday, May 21, and
Inland Lakes on Thursday,
May 24, before heading into
district play on June 2.
St. Mary, Mancelona in SVC battle
Young Ironmen pound out two wins vs. TCC, split with Elk Rapids
By Doug Derrer
another productive week for
the Mancelona JV baseball
team. The young Ironmen
pounded out a pair of victo-
ries at home over Traverse
City Central on Wednesday,
May 9, then split a pair of
games against talented Elk
Rapids on the home dia-
mond on Thursday.
Mancelona whipped T.C.
Central 8-0 and 11-1.
Game one was decided
quickly as the young
Ironmen exerted their will
early with six runs in the first
three innings.
An RBI single by Tristan
Waters gave Mancelona an
early splash on the score-
board and an RBI single by
Jake Winstead in the second
inning made it 2-0.
Chase Wilcox paced
Mancelona at the plate.
Wilcox went 1-for-1, drove in
one and scored two runs. He
singled in the third inning.
Winstead was wicked with
his deliveries, keeping
Central off the scoreboard for
all six innings he was on the
hill. He pitched a shutout,
allowing no runs on seven
hits while striking out two.
Mancelona increased its
lead with four runs in the
third. Wilcox kicked things
off with a single, scoring
Kody Pinney. That was fol-
lowed up by Derick Conway's
single, plating Wilcox.
Mancelona piled on two
more runs in the bottom of
the fifth. An error scored
Garrett Derrer for the
inning's first run. That was
followed up by an error that
scored Nick Balhorn.
In game two, Mancelona
used a big second-inning
uprising to take command
early. With 11 runs in the first
three innings, the Ironmen
left no doubt about the even-
tual outcome.
An RBI single by clutch
Cody Derrer, an error, and an
RBI single by The Walloper,
Jake Winstead, during the
first inning and an RBI triple
by Nick Balhorn, an RBI sin-
gle by Kody Pinney, an RBI
single by Griffen Borst, an
RBI single by Winstead, an
error, a two-run single by
Brandon Willson, and an RBI
single by the beastly Balhorn
in the second inning fueled
Mancelona JV's offense early.
Pinney, the K.P. Krusher,
continued to pound the ball
into powder this season. He
got a hit in each of his two at
Borst put together a nice
outing on the hill. Griffen
was in the groove with his
fastball and biting off-speed
pitch, holding Central hitless
over two innings, allowed no
earned runs, walked none
and struck out three.
On Thursday, Mancelona
split with Elk Rapids, losing
the opener 11-0 but coming
back to win 17-7 in the night-
Chase Wilcox led the
Mancelona JV's offensive
threat in the opener as he got
on base two times in the
game. He singled in the fifth
Kody Pinney baffled Elk
Rapids, striking out six bat-
ters. Pinney allowed six
earned runs on 13 hits and
three walks over six innings.
Matthew got the win for Elk
Rapids. He tossed six innings
of shutout ball. Matthew
struck out six, walked two
and gave up three hits.
Matthew, Challender,
Douglas and Koss helped
lead Elk Rapids. They com-
bined for nine hits and seven
In game two, the
Mancelona JV jumped on Elk
Rapids early and coasted to
the win. Eleven runs in the
first three innings allowed
Mancelona JV to put the
game away early.
An RBI single by Chase
Wilcox, an RBI double by
Cody Derrer, a two-run error,
an error, a three-run triple by
the hard-swinging Wilcox,
and a steal of home by Wilcox
during the first inning and a
wild pitch in the second
inning helped Mancelona
put some runs on the board
The walloping Wilcox
racked up four RBIs on four
Derrer got the win for
Mancelona despite allowing
seven runs over five innings.
Derrer struck out one,
walked four and gave up five
Elk Rapids jumped out to
an early 2-0 lead in the top of
the first. The Elk Rapids
attack began with a single
from Douglas. Then a two-
run error scored Settles and
Mancelona JV answered
with three runs of its own in
the fourth. The Ironmen
scored two when Tristan
Waters sprayed a line drive
for a timely single and Greg
Grody grilled an RBI single.
The Mancelona JV
increased its lead with three
runs in the fifth. Derrer sin-
gled, bringing home Wilcox
to start the inning. That was
followed up by the K.P.
Krusher, Kody Pinney, crack-
ing a single to score the dash-
ing Derrer.
Mancy JV sweeps and splits
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Shutout victory at home over Alpena pushes Gaylord to 6-1-1
mark in league; huge league showdown coming up with
Annual summer camp is slat-
ed for June 13-15 at Grayling
Middle School
By Mike Dunn
GAYLORD The surging
Gaylord girls soccer team
strengthened its hold on the
top spot in the Big North
Conference standings with
still another shutout victory
at home, this one a 3-0 tri-
umph over Alpena on
Tuesday, May 8.
The Blue Devils improved
to 6-1-1 in the league and 7-
2-1 overall with the win. On
Tuesday, May 15, Gaylord
played at Cadillac. On
Thursday, May 17, there was
the BIG rematch with
Petoskey. The Northmen had
beaten Gaylord 1-0 on April
24 in Petoskey. The only
other blemish on Gaylords
league mark was a 0-0 with
T.C. West.
Determined Dakota
Pelach gave Gaylord a sud-
den 1-0 lead just seconds
before the half when she
converted a pretty throw-in
from Darby Fitzhenry.
The Blue Devils parlayed
their momentum into two
more goals in the second
half. Becca Pensyl helped to
write the winning script with
a gritty, hard-pressing goal
and Missy Hartmann laid
the hammer down for the
third Blue Devil tally.
At the other end, Alpena
was not able to solve the
presence of Gaylord junior
goalkeeper Alex Simmons in
the nets. Sims has been a
human detour in her role
stopping enemy shots this
season and shes had plenty
of invaluable support from
the Blue Wall of Defiance in
front of her, defenders
Destiney Wojtkowiak,
Brooke Stier, Paige Reinelt,
Kaycie Burroughs and Allie
Gaylord coach Sean
Byram also commended the
hustling, hard-nosed play of
midfielders Chelsea Fox,
Jessie Willett, Darby
Fitzhenry, Dakota Pelach,
Kaylor Mikolowski and free-
flowing Becca Pensyl.
Going into the May 17
match at home with
Petoskey, Gaylord had
outscored its opponents 21-
0 at the GIS field.
GRAYLING The annual
Grayling Boys Basketball
Summer camp is slated for
Wednesday through Friday,
June 13-15, at the Grayling
Middle School gym.
The camp is open to those
in second- through seventh-
grade (next years third-
through eighth-grade). The
camp goes from 9:15 a.m. to
noon each day divided into
fundamentals, team con-
cepts and games.
The camp fee is $20
(including a basketball for
every player). Call coach
Moffit at 344-3506 for family
Deadline to register is
June 8. Call coach Moffit for
details or send him an e-
mail at
Blue Devils sit atop
BNC standings
Petoskey falls to Forest Hills
Northern in consolation
finals, finishes with 1-2 mark
on the day
By Mike Dunn
PETOSKEY The Petoskey
soccer team played host to its
annual invitational tourna-
ment on Saturday, finishing
1-2 on the day to come in
fourth place.
The Northmen split its first
two games, beating
Charlevoix 4-0 and losing 2-0
to Grand Blanc, to reach the
consolation finals against
Forest Hills Northern. The
battling Northmen played
hard but also lost 2-0 in that
Grand Blanc won the tour-
ney title, edging Madison
Heights Lamphere 2-1 in the
title game.
The Northmen of coach
Zach Jonker had the oppor-
tunity to face outstanding
competition in the tourna-
ment as Grand Blanc and
Forest Hills Northern are two
of the elite programs in the
Senior slammer Gabbi
Vandenbrink powered a pair
of goals into the net to lead
Petoskey in the win over
Charlevoix. Zola Murray
added some Zoom of her
own to the offensive output,
scoring the third goal of the
match and Liz Fraser was
focused as a laser as she
launched the fourth goal.
Fraser also scored an assist,
as did Lisa Dinon and
Morgan Jons.
Junior Kelsey Ance was
typically effective in the nets
in all three games, earning
the shutout in the opener
and keeping the matches
with Grand Blanc and Forest
Hills Northern close with
some super saves.
Ance received strong sup-
port out front from the Blue
Curtain defense of Mikayla
Nayback, Maire Carmody,
Alyssa VanWerden,
Mackenzie Kelbel and Quinn
The Northmen played host
to Alpena on Tuesday of this
week. On Thursday, May 17,
Petoskey has its HUGE
rematch at Gaylord. The only
league loss sustained by the
front-running Blue Devils at
the time of this writing was a
1-0 defeat at the hands of
host Petoskey on April 24.
Petoskey travels to Cadillac
for another league match on
Tuesday, May 22.
Blue Devils
in home
Northmen outscore Roscommon in consolation finals of annual home invitational
By Mike Dunn
Petoskey baseball team
rebounded in a big way from
an opening-game loss
Saturday to defeat
Roscommon 5-3 in the con-
solation finals of the annual
Petoskey invitational. The
Northmen still had a very
respectable 15-5 record after
going 1-1 on the day.
The Northmen lost 8-4 to
Sand Creek in game one
before coming back to beat
the Bucks.
Cole Paul got the call from
coach Shawn Racignol and
rocked Rosco with an assort-
ment of well-placed deliver-
ies. Paul punched out five
and permitted three hits as
he hurled the first six innings.
Dave Waterson came on in
relief and showered the strike
zone with his arsenal of
deliveries, soaking the three
Rosco hitters with befuddling
efficiency. Waterson struck
out two while earning the
Paul also poked a clutch
RBI single to help his own
cause. Waterson also
whacked an RBI hit along
with Jordon Smith and Mitch
Smielewski. Joltin Joe
Robbins and Hunter Stinger
each struck for hits as well
along with Nick Strobel.
In the loss to Sand Creek,
Petoskey did an unfortunate
imitation of the Tigers on the
recent West Coast trip, put-
ting runners on base but not
bringing them home.
Lightning lefty Kenny Gray
struck out three and walked
six over the first three
innings. The hard-throwing
Smith went the final three
frames, allowing four hits
with three Ks.
Dillon Kelley was among
those dialed in at the plate
for the Northmen, drilling
two hits with an RBI. Smith,
Strobel and Stinger all struck
two hits also and Smith
smashed an RBI double.
Danny Clancy added to the
teams clout meter with a siz-
zling single. Robbins,
Smielewski and Gray also
had hits and Gray knocked in
a run.
Chippewa Hills beat Sand
Creek 6-2 in the title game.
Petoskey (15-5) is home
against Big North foe T.C.
West on Thursday, May 17,
before traveling north to
compete in the Escanaba
tournament on Saturday and
then playing host to league
foe Gaylord on Monday, May
Petoskey takes third in tourney
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By Mike Dunn
Lakes hosted a quad meet on
Thursday, May 10, with
Pickford, Onaway and
Johannesburg-Lewi ston.
The Bulldogs came in third
in both the boys and girls
sides. Pickford won the boys
meet with 77.5 points, edg-
ing runner-up Onaway (70),
and Johannesburg won the
girls meet.
IN THE boys competition,
Inland Lakes accumulated
58.5 points.
The strong right arm of
Riley Hercules Hirn
accounted for first place for
I-Lakes in the discus with a
mighty toss of 131 feet, 10
inches, and runner-up in the
shot put with a distance of
40 feet, 3 inches.
The Bulldogs 3200 relay
foursome of Duane Vizina,
Cody Bonilla, Josh Passino
and Travis Jensen motored
to first in 8:53 and the 1600
relay crew of Josh Passino,
Vizina, Bonilla and Zach
Florek flew to second in 4:00
flat. The 800 relay featuring
Senor Speed Pablo Santos,
Jordyn Smeltzer, Travis
Jensen and Bonilla pushed
to second in 1:36.85.
Richard Armbruster bust-
ed loose in the 110-meter
high hurdles to cross the fin-
ish line first in 19.73 sec-
onds. Teammate Jake
Drogowski was second in
21.09 seconds.
Santos sped to second in
the 100 dash (11.78) with
Jordyn Smeltzer (12.11) in
fifth. Smeltzer also took third
in the 200 dash (24.24).
Bonilla blasted out of the
blocks and finished strong to
take second in the 400 dash
(56.93). The versatile Vizina
took third in the 400 dash
(57.53) and earned second in
the pole vault, clearing 8-6.
Josh Passino pushed to
third in the 1600 run (5:18)
and fourth in the 3200 run
(11:48) while the determined
Drogowski claimed fourth in
the 1600 run (5:20) and
fourth in the 300 hurdles
We still have a lot of work
to take care of before the
regional and conference
meets in the next two
weeks, said I-Lakes coach
Sarah Furman. Hirn threw
very well and Josh Passino
stepped in where we needed
him tonight. They definitely
stepped up as leaders.
ON THE girls side, I-Lakes
finished with 61.5 points.
The gliding grace of Emily
Griffore was evident once
again as she strode to first
place in the 100 hurdles in
17.68 seconds for the only
individual first place of the
day for the Bulldog gals. The
3200 relay foursome of
Rebecca Step, Sophie
Passino, Hannah Passino
and surging Sandy Bischoff
also acquired first in 10:58.
I-Lakes had several sec-
ond- and third-place finish-
es in the meet.
The 1600 relay of Rebekah
Drogowski, Sophie Passino,
Rebecca Hunt and Blast Off
Bischoff took runner-up in
Other runner-up finishes
for I-Lakes were earned by
Autumn Blanchard in the
pole vault (6-6) and Zoey
Comben in the shot put (29-
Griffore joined with Allie
Michie, Morgan Palmer and
Hannah Passino to take third
in the 400 relay (58.04) and
the long-striding Griffore
also took third in the 300
hurdles (55.04).
Cheyann Stevens earned
third in both the shot put
(28-6) and the discus (67-1)
and Bischoff blasted off to
reach a third-place distance
of 14 feet, 10.25 inches in the
long jump. Bischoff also took
third in the 800 run (2:43).
Drogowski took third in
the 100 hurdles (19.26) and
teamed with Allie Michie,
Morgan Palmer and Sarah
Bruniquel for third in the 800
relay (2:00). Bruniquel broke
loose for third in the 100
dash (14.12).
Step strode hard to take
third in the 1600 run (6:24)
and fourth in the 800 run
(2:45). Basha Nova Grisova
had some nice moves, too, as
she stepped and strode to
fifth in the race (6:29).
We did some good things
today, but we still have a lot
of work to do, Furman
reported. Our shot put crew
continues to be very consis-
tent scorers for us. We had a
few injuries to deal with, and
Sophie and Hannah Passino
filled in on relay teams at the
last minute.
Bulldog boys and girls both finish third;
Hercules Hirn is strong in throwing events
for boys
I-Lakes hosts home
quad meet
offers boys
Sunday, May 20
1-5 p.m.
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old teacher to join our staff. A suc-
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Summer volunteers needed for
Chamber Visitor Center. The Boyne
Area Chamber of Commerce again
plans to have the Visitors Center
open for extended hours this sum-
mer. We want to train volunteers to
man the office from 5 to 8 p.m.
Fridays during Stroll the Streets along
with Saturdays and Sundays from 10
a.m. to 2 p.m. We are looking for
friendly people who care about the
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work once a month. So please get
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chamber at 231-582-6222.
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accepting applications for instructors
and Aides for the Circle Summer
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The camp will offer 10-12 different
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please visit
The Community of East Jordan, MI.
located on the South Arm of Lake
Charlevoix, is seeking a goal-orient-
ed, outcome-based professional with
exemplary leadership skills for the
position of city administrator. The City
offers entrepreneurial opportunities,
nature-based tourism amenities and
is poised to become a destination in
both of these areas with the proper
leadership. Please contact the City of
East Jordan at 231-536-3381 or Attn: Cheltzi
Wilson for a complete list of the qual-
ifications identified by a Community
Task Force. Applications will be
accepted by mail or email through
May 18, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. The City
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TENTS to satisfy established liens on
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McLaughlin, Unit A-2, Janet
Hammons, Unit A-4, Katrina Ramsey,
Unit A-9, Jeanine Prusakiewicz, Unit
A-26, Scott Sikes, Unit D-15,
Brieanna McMurphy, Unit E-23, Jean
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Unit F-8 and Pam Wheeler, Unit F-32.
Storage unit contents will be emptied
and or sold on June 1, 2012 if
accounts are not paid in full at Aspen
Park Self Storage, PO Box 2262,
Gaylord, MI 49734
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Automotive Detailing Grand Opening.
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Wheels, Remote Start and so much
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Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585
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Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585
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budget/grants; possess an un-
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$159,000. MLS #276951
3 Bed, 1 Bath Cabin with 50 Feet of Ausable River Frontage. Surprisingly Roomy with
No Wasted Space. Can Easily Sleep 6 or More for those Weekend or Week Long
Getaways. Completely Furnished. Snowmobile Trail Right Out Front Door.
$59,500. MLS#277806
Deep in the Woods.
Stone Perma Log
Fireplace. Huge Deck
Out Front. Loft Balcony
Out Back. Jet Tub. Full
Basement, Steel Roof,
and Full Log Garage
with Rear Door. Backs
Up to 1000s of Acres of
State Land. $199,000.
MLS #276669
3 Bed, 2 Bath Country
Ranch on 30 Acres. Spotless
Country Kitchen, Hickory
Cabinets, Center Island, 6
Panel Oak Doors, Marvin
Windows,Vaulted Ceiling &
Vermont Castings Wood
Stove for Up North Feel.
Recently Completed Full
Finished Basement. 2 1/2
Car Garage, 60 X 40 Pole
Bldg w/ 12Ft Walls.All Surrounded by Rolling Acres of Maple, Beechwood
and Birch. $279,000. MLS #275255
with Trees, Hills,Trails,Water,
Grazing Land,A Pole Building and
a Gorgeous 2 Story Country
Home. Need I Say More? Okay,
How About 4 Bedrooms, 3 Baths,
Master Suite, Hardwood Floors,
Fireplace,Woodburner, Zoned
Radiant Heat, Full Walkout
Basement, Huge Deck on One
Side of Home, Covered Wrapped
Around Deck on Two Other
Sides, Huge Pole Bldg with 14
Foot Doors for RV Storage.
$758,000. MLS #272584
Featured Home
On the Market
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Ed Wohlfiel
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Lake Access Home, Gaylord
John Koske, Koske Realty Co., Gaylord (989) 732-1012
Real Estate
By Jim Akans
Situated in a beautiful, resort-style community
located approximately midway between Gaylord
and Grayling; this sharp ranch home on nearly an
acre of property has access to beautiful Guthrie
Lake and Section One Lake. Community ameni-
ties also include a swimming pool, and several
gorgeous park areas.
The home offers 1,522 square feet of single level
living space with plenty of top-grade amenities
and a versatile, well-planned layout. The spacious
living, dining and kitchen spaces flow seamlessly
together, creating a comfortable indoor setting
that is perfect for both quiet relaxation as well as
for entertaining. The large kitchen is gorgeous
and very functional;
with elegant wood
cabinetry, center
preparation island,
dual sink and there
are a full compliment
of appliances includ-
There are three
nicely sized bedrooms and two baths in this
home, making it a wonderful family residence as
well as the ideal set up for a professional couple
desiring extra space for a guest room and home
office. Additional indoor amenities include a
majestic corner fireplace and gently vaulted ceil-
ing in the living room, walk in closet in the master
bedroom, and convenient laundry room area.
The outdoor setting is absolutely spectacular.
An open deck overlooks a beautifully wooded
yard, which backs up to state land, and a blacktop
drive leads to a detached two-car garage.
This is truly an impressive home in an equally
impressive setting. At a very attractive listing price
of just $79,900 it is an inviting value for either a
permanent home or an up north get-away.
Call Koske Realty today for a private showing.
(989) 732-1012 or email
Sharp, lake access
home near Gaylord
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Alpena 129 $522,500 6 341
Antrim 113 $83,000 2 50
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Crawford 164 $443,000 7 190
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Montmorency 235 $204,900 3 195
Oscoda 0 $0 0 143
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