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Leapin' Louie was the
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in the Div. 2 state meet
for Petoskey, clearing
the bar at the dizzying
height of 6-foot-8 to win the state title
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Lamberti of Petoskey wins state title in boys
high jump, Friend of Pellston is runner-up in
girls high jump
Cards improve to 32-5 with dominating performance, set school record for wins in season
By Mike Dunn
the biggest stage of his career
with the largest possible
stakes on the line, Petoskey
junior Louis Lamberti of
Petoskey came through big
Louis leaped to the Div. 2
state championship in the
high jump on Saturday, June
2, at Houseman Field in
Grand Rapids. He cleared the
bar at 6-foot, 8 inches to
become the first Northmen
boy to win a state title since
2001 when the foursome of
Nick Touran, Donovan Irish,
Adam Rensel and Travis
Biziorek combined for the
title in the 3200 relay.
Lamberti, who earlier this
season established a school
record when he battled grav-
ity to clear 6-foot-10, had to
work Saturday for the state
title. He was tied at 6-6 with
nimble Demarcus Leak of
Paw Paw and, since each
missed clearing 6-8 in three
attempts, it came down to a
fourth try by each of the ath-
Leak did make his try but
Louis made his, giving him
the state championship.
Lamberti was not the only
area athlete to shine in
Saturdays state meet.
Also in the Div. 2 boys
state meet at Houseman
Field, Nate Fischer of Gaylord
earned All-State recognition
with his seventh-place finish
in the 800-meter run, cross-
ing the line in a time of
The top eight finishers in
each event earn All-State
In the Div. 3 boys state
meet at Comstock Park, it
was Graylings Double-D,
Devon Dawson, taking care
of business in the 1600 run.
The strong-striding Dawson
pushed hard at the end to
earn his seventh-place finish
in a time of 4:23.44.
In the Div. 4 meet at
Jenison, there were three
boys from the area and four
girls achieving All-State in
addition to one girls relay
Pellston senior Tayler
Friend, a four-time state
qualifier in the high jump
and among the elite
statewide in the event, came
within a whisker of winning
the state title in her final
appearance. Tayler, who was
runner-up in the high jump
as a freshman, third as a
sophomore and runner-up
again as a junior, finished as
runner-up for the third time.
She cleared 5-foot-5, same as
state champ Addie
Schumacher of Beal City but
Schumacher had fewer miss-
es on the day.
For the boys, Max Ketterer
of Pellston propelled himself
over the pole vault bar at 13
feet, 5 inches to capture third
place overall. Max, like Tayler,
achieved the same height as
the state champion.
Tyler Fogarty of Onekama
and runner-up Chris Tom of
Colon both cleared 13-5.
Fogarty won because he had
the fewest misses and Tom
nosed out Ketterer because
he had one less miss. It was
still a great showing for the
Pellston athletes.
Isabella Tremonti of
Mancelona, one of a number
of strong distance runners in
the Ski Valley in recent years,
turned on the afterburners in
the final leg of the 3200 run
and pushed to a fourth-place
time of 11:55.78.
Tremonti gamely turned
up the juice down the
stretch, pushing by Keena
Gilbert of Onekama
(11:56.21) and Kieren Becker
of Fowler (11:56.71) to take
fourth place by a fraction of a
Those who earned fifth
place in the Div. 4 meet at
Jenison were senior Grant
Price of Mio with his mighty
toss of 144 feet, 1 inch in the
discus and versatile junior
Abby Schlicher of
Johannesburg-Lewi ston,
who cleared 5-foot-2 in the
high jump.
Senior Meridith DeLuca of
Johannesburg- Lewi st on
capped a brilliant prep career
for the Cardinals with her
sixth-place time of 5:22.31 in
the 1600 run. DeLuca put on
a final burst to beat out
Natalie Perry of Sand Creek
(5:22.57) by 16/100ths of a
Onaway senior Adam Bess
also capped his outstanding
prep career with All-State
honors in the 200-meter
dash. Adam, who qualified in
three individual events plus a
relay for the Cards and coach
Marty Mix, earned seventh
place in 23.49 seconds.
The Inland Lakes 3200
relay foursome of Sandy
Bischoff, Rebecca Step,
Hannah Passino and Sophie
Passino turned in a remark-
able performance to take
seventh place and earn All-
State. The Bulldogs were
seeded 15th going into the
state meet but turned in a
stellar performance, trim-
ming a full 9 seconds off their
previous best time, to finish
in 10:19.03 and take seventh
place overall in the state.
By Mike Dunn
Johannesburg- Lewi st on
baseball team won its first
Class D district champi-
onship in three years on
Monday and established a
school record for wins in a
season at the same time.
The Cardinals of Hall of
Fame coach Rick Guild
improved to 32-5 overall with
a pair of convincing victories
at the field of Gaylord St.
Mary, defeating Atlanta 11-1
in the semifinals and then
outscoring Hillman 14-2 in
the finals.
The kids played outstand-
ing, said Guild, who has
amassed more than 700 wins
in his amazing career, all of
them with the Cardinals. We
had one error in the first
game and none in the second
game. Everybody hit the
stink out of the ball. When
you do that and you have
pretty good pitching, youre
gonna have a pretty good
day. It was fun. I was really
happy for the seniors.
J-L advanced to the region-
al tournament this Saturday,
June 9, at Sault Ste. Marie.
The Cardinals face Norway
from the U.P. in one of the
semifinals games.
The Cardinals won back-
to-back regional champi-
onships about 10 years ago,
Guild said, and he believes
this years team has the
potential to do the same.
Well be facing really good
competition up there but I
think we have a good
chance, he said. If we pitch
and hit and play good
defense like we did Saturday
(in the district tournament),
well be tough to beat.
J-Ls 32 wins beats the old
mark of 31 wins in a season
set by the 1998 Cardinals.
The district games were
postponed until Monday
because of rain. In the semi-
final against Atlanta, Jake
Newell started on the bump
for J-L and didnt allow the
Huskies any earned runs. The
hard-throwing Newell struck
out eight and walked three
and he enjoyed LOTS of
strong support from the
Senior centerfielder Brian
VanCoillie, who is one of
three J-L starters with a bat-
ting average above .500,
stroked three more hits
including a two-run double
and an RBI single. Senior left-
fielder Alex Payne, who is
also hitting above the .500
mark, smacked an RBI single
in the game.
Senior Brett Kortman, the
third Cardinal batting above
.500, has been an RBI
machine this season.
Opposing pitchers have been
known to get weak in the
knees when Kortman steps
up to the plate with runners
on base.
Monday was no exception
for Kortman, as he came up
with runners at first and third
and crushed the first pitch he
saw, launching a missile that
clanged off the fence for a
ringing two-run triple.
Kortman, whose bat might
well be called the B.K. Basher,
was 2-for-2 in the contest.
First baseman Blake Huff
hammered a two-run double
and an RBI single and senior
catcher Gunnar Owens, who
isnt quite batting .500 but is
well above the .400 mark,
walked twice and went 1-for-
2 with an RBI. Second base-
man Cole Nagy went 1-for-3
with made a sensational div-
ing catch of a line drive in
shallow right field to end the
In the Hillman, it was
Owens turn to take the hill
and Gunnar pulled the trig-
ger with lethal efficiency,
befuddling the Tiger batters
with a combustible mix of
fastballs and off-speed pitch-
es. Owens took a no-hitter
into the sixth inning and fin-
ished with 11 strikeouts.
Our pitchers both threw
really well, Guild said. They
were pretty dominant.
J-L continued to pound the
ball up and down the lineup
and all over the field. Payne
punished the Tiger deliveries
sent his way, pounding out
four more hits with two more
RBIs. VanCoillie collected
two hits with another RBI
and Owens helped his own
cause, going 3-for-5 with two
doubles and two RBIs.
Huff hit the ball with
authority once again also,
connecting for another dou-
ble among his three hits and
knocking in three more runs.
Kortman went 1-for-3 with
an RBI single and Nagy ignit-
ed the offensive fireworks
with a clutch hit in the sec-
ond inning, lining a two-out,
two-run double. Rightfielder
Nick Michael hit the ball
hard, too, and he generated
an RBI single.
Sophomore Brad Kussrow
played behind the plate in
game two and turned in a
solid performance defensive-
Area athletes perform at state
Joburg captures district title!
Rick Guild, shown here rallying the troops between
innings earlier this season, has guided the Cardinals
to the regional tournament.

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Nate Fischer,
Tayler Friend,
Max Ketterer,
Meridith DeLuca,
Adam Bess,
Abby Schlicher,
Isabella Tremonti,
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Snowbirds lose narrowly to Hillman in district semifinal, finish with 12-10 log
By Bob DeLong
GAYLORD The season
ended for Gaylord St. Mary
on Monday in the Class D
District semifinal clash with
talented Hillman. The
Snowbirds, playing at home,
lost by the narrowest of mar-
gins, 7-6.
An early opportunity
missed and a late rally fell
short for St. Mary, which fin-
ished with a 12-10 overall
record and 9-7 in the Ski
beat Atlanta in the other
semifinal and then the
Cardinals won the champi-
onship game over Hillman
St. Mary faced a young but
talented Hillman team, espe-
cially tough with the ace
Jones on the mound.
St. Mary led off the game in
the top of the first with walk
to the speedy Pat Switalski
and he stole second. Gabe
Nowicki singled to right, put-
ting runners on first and
third, and then Nowicki stole
second, putting runner son
first and third with no outs.
Switalski had a second
chance to score on a bouncer
over the mound off the bat of
sophomore Nick Harrington,
but a double play ended the
The Tigers were able to
take Brendon Nowicki to five
full counts in the first inning.
The usual pinpoint control of
the St. Mary ace was a little
bit off and Hillman worked
the sophomore lefty for three
walks, a hit batter, a single
and two wild pitches for
three runs in the bottom of
the first.
St. Mary came back with
two in the second when jun-
ior catcher Nick Lochinski
doubled and scored on an
error and Spyhalski scored
when an errant throw from
the catcher trying to keep
Matt from stealing third went
into left field to make the
score 3-2.
Hillman added single runs
in the second and third and
two in the fourth to take a 7-2
Meanwhile, Jones retired
12 of 13 Snowbirds over the
next four innings on a com-
bination of pop ups, weak
grounders and a couple
strikeouts with his great
curve ball.
Spyhalski came in to pitch
the fifth and sixth for St.
Mary, retiring six of the seven
Tigers he faced on only 11
pitches. Matt was busy mak-
ing some nice defensive
plays as he fielded three
comeback grounders and
made two diving catches
near the mound during his
two innings of work.
In the top of the seventh
Lochinski led off with a single
and Spyhalski followed with a
single and Myler walked to
load the bases. Junior Pat
OConnor was safe on an
error to plate one run and
another run scored on a wild
pitch to make it a 7-4 game.
After one out, a ground out
by Switalski plated another
run and another error scored
a fourth run with Gabe
Nowicki safe at first repre-
senting the tying run. But the
tiring Jones got a pop up to
end the game.
Jones allowed only five
hits, walked three and struck
out seven Snowbirds and the
Tigers made four errors.
St. Mary pitchers allowed
only seven hits, but six walks
and two hit batters put a lot
of traffic on the base paths
and allowed the young Tiger
team to keep the lead the
entire game.
St. Mary made only one
error, but a ball lost in the
sun and a couple base run-
ning mistakes kept the
Snowbirds from further dent-
ing the plate.
Nick Lochinski led with
two hits and a walk, scoring
two runs.
The Snowbirds lost nine
games due to weather, but
for the most part played very
well this season against a
tough schedule.
Sweet-swinging center-
fielder Pat Switalski finished
as St. Marys most productive
hitter, posting a sizzling .463
average with a team-high 31
hits and 28 runs. He generat-
ed 16 RBIs, second best on
the squad. Nick Lochinski
laced the ball pretty hard
also, hitting .386 with 21 hits
and a team-high seven dou-
bles. Gabe Nowicki hit .361
with 25 hits, 26 runs and a
team-high 18 RBIs. Matt
Spyhalski (.346), Brendon
Nowicki (.316) and Nick
Harrington (.302) all hit
above the .300 mark as well.
Senior first baseman Aaron
Myler hit just below .300 for
the season and is probably
the most improved player on
the team. He hit about 100
points better than last year
and was fantastic at first
base. He made only 3 errors
in 90 chances (.966 fielding
percentage) at first and only
5 in 97 (.949) total chances.
He had a 1-2 pitching record.
He did not get much of a
chance because we lost so
many games due to weather
and he had some arm sore-
ness mid-season, but he led
the team with a 1.97 ERA.
Aaron was a big part of the
team this year because he
put in a lot of time and work
over the winter and spring
and it showed.
All six seniors -- Gabe
Nowicki, Pat Switalski, Aaron
Myler, Luke Brown, Mike
Stutesman and Jake Blanzy --
will be missed, that is for
sure. However the Snowbirds
return eight players from the
varsity, including their top
two pitchers and have a great
pool of talent coming up
from the JV squad which
should lead to a very promis-
ing 2013 season!
St. Mary falls in district opener
By Mike Dunn
Petoskey baseball team
advanced to the district title
game Monday but no further.
The Northmen defeated host
Sault Ste. Marie 8-3 in the
semifinals before losing 9-2
in the title game to Escanaba.
The Northmen closed out
the season with a solid 24-10
record. Escanaba advanced
to the Div. 2 regional tourna-
ment this Saturday, June 9, at
West Branch.
David Waterson turned in a
masterful performance on
the bump in the victory over
the Soo, going the distance
and putting the hose to the
Blue Devil batters. Waterson
sprayed a collection of big-
time fastballs and off-speed
deliveries to fine effect, strik-
ing out 11 and allowing just
four hits.
Waterson also helped him-
self at the plate, whacking a
two-run double. Hunter
Stinger struck for two hits
and Danny Clancy connect-
ed for two hits with two RBIs.
Mitch Smielewski singled
and Kenny Gray had an RBI
In the title game, Escanaba
got the lead early and held it.
Dillon Kelley and Jordon
Smith shared the pitching
duties for the Northmen,
with Dillon pitching into the
third inning before Smith
came in to pitch the final 4 1-
3 innings.
Clancy cracked three hits
and Waterson and Stinger
each recorded two. Waterson
also knocked in another run.
Petoskey bows to Esky in finals
Ironmen prevail in extra innings for fourth straight district; VanWagoner knocks in game-winning run
By Mike Dunn
Mancelona baseball team
did it again Tuesday but not
without a serious struggle.
Mancelona edged Harbor
Springs 3-2 in eight innings
at East Jordan, finally beating
out the resilient Rams to cap-
ture the Div. 3 district cham-
pionship for the fourth
straight time.
In the top of the eighth,
freshman catcher Cole
VanWagoner delivered the
big blow for the Ironmen, a
screaming one-out double to
chase home slugging sopho-
more second baseman Logan
Borst, who led off the inning
with a double down the left-
field line.
Rangy senior Craig
Conway, who came on to
pitch for cool-as-a-mackerel
freshman starter Brandon
Dingman in the sixth, retired
the side in the bottom of the
eighth to secure the win for
Mancelona and another
berth in the Div. 3 regional
tournament. The durable,
rawhide-rough Conway also
earned the win the day
before in the district semifi-
nal with a complete-game
performance against
This feels pretty good,
said Mancelona coach Jim
VanWagoner of winning the
district title again. Its been
a long run with this group of
kids to get them where we
wanted them to be and
where we believed they could
We had some timely hits,
he added. Our young guys
came through and played
like juniors.
Freshman catcher Cole
VanWagoner, who is coach
VanWagoners son, played a
key role in the biggest win of
the year along with freshman
starter Dingman, who
brought the nasty stuff with
him to the bump, and sopho-
more Borst, who has blis-
tered the ball all season long
and scored the game-win-
ning run.
Mancelona took a 1-0 lead
in the top of the third when
speedy Trevor Ackler beat out
an infield single, stole second
and third and scored on a
passed ball.
The slim lead held until the
bottom of the sixth when
Harbor Springs scored to tie
it up.
Dingman delivered the
goods for Mancelona
through five solid innings. He
struck out six and permitted
just two hits before giving
way to Conway in the bottom
of the sixth with the score
tied at 1.
In the top of the seventh
Mancelona pulled ahead
again when Wyatt Derrer
drilled a leadoff double,
moved to third on Kyle
Schepperleys slicing single
and then scored on Kevin
Schepperleys high sacrifice
Cole VanWagoner, a V.W.
with the quickness of a puma
and the toughness of a tank,
smacked two hits with the
RBI double. Wyatt Derrer and
Logan Borst belted doubles
and Kevin Schepperley and
Trevor Ackler each stroked
The Ironmen play this
Saturday, June 9, at
Charlevoix against Benzie
Central in the first semifinal
at 10 a.m. Mancelona defeat-
ed Benzie Central last year in
the regional championship
game. In the other regional
semifinal, Negaunee plays
ON MONDAY, Mancelona
took on Charlevoix in the
semifinal game that was
postponed Saturday because
of rain. Two outstanding
pitchers, rangy Craig Conway
for Mancelona and Coby
Herriman for Charlevoix,
went head-to-head with the
Ironmen coming out on top
Conway twirled a five-hit-
ter for the Ironmen, who
improved to 26-5 and
advanced to the district title
game against Harbor
Springs. The Rams defeated
Boyne City 4-0 in the other
semifinal game.
Herriman threw hard for
the Rayders, striking out 10.
Mancelona, using small ball,
was able to take advantate of
its scoring opportunities to
generate enough runs to win.
Freshman catcher Cole
VanWagoner drilled a clutch
two-out, two-run single in
the third inning and Conway
helped to ice the game in the
top of the seventh with a
timely two-run single of his
Coby pitched a really
strong game for them but as
the game went on we were
able to put the ball in play
and good things happened,
said Mancelona coach Jim
VanWagoner. Craig and
Coby both looked good on
the mound. You had two of
the better pitchers in north-
ern Michigan going at it. We
manufactured some runs
with bunts and steals and got
some big hits from Cole in
the third inning and Craig in
the sevnth inning.
Mancelona Freshman Pitcher, Brandon Dingman is
continuing to show poise on the mound.
First Baseman, Damion Decker is a strong presence at the plate and at first base
for the Ironmen.
Northmen advance to the district title game, finish
2012 campaign with 24-10 mark
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By Mike Dunn
Inland Lakes boys and girls
track teams of coach Sarah
Furman were well-represent-
ed at Saturdays Division 3
state meet at Comstock Park.
One of the Bulldog relay
teams the girls 3200 relay
earned All-State recognition
and girls 400 relay turned in
its fastest time of the year,
even though it didnt finish in
the top eight.
The 3200 relay foursome of
Sandy Bischoff, Rebecca
Step, Hannah Passino and
Sophie Passino was seeded
15th going into the state
meet but pushed the pedal to
the floor and sliced a whop-
ping 9 seconds off the previ-
ous best time! The relay time
of 10:19.03 was good for sev-
enth place overall and All-
State honors.
This was a great effort;
everyone turned in a stellar
performance, Furman said.
The 400 relay of Emily
Griffore, Allie Michie, Sarah
Bruniquel and Morgan
Palmer turned in its fast time
of the year, completing the
distance in 54.9 seconds.
The 1600 relay of Rebekah
Drogowski, Rebecca Hunt,
Sandy Bischoff and Emily
Griffore finished in 4:42. This
was the final event of the
meet and it was run in tough
conditions, with a downpour
and 30 mph wind gusts.
ON THE boys side, the
Bulldogs also had three
relays that qualified for state
in addition to strong-armed
senior Riley Hirn in the dis-
Hercules Hirn did not
qualify for the finals in the
discus but threw well and
capped a brilliant prep career
for the Bulldogs. Hirn has
been a mainstay on the track
team for four years and has
been the teams top point
scorer the past two seasons.
Losing Riley to graduation
will be a huge void to fill on
our team, Furman said.
Hes been very productive
for us and hell be missed
The Bullddogs 3200 crew
of Duane Vizina, Travis
Jensen, Josh Passino and
Cody Bonilla came in 13th
place overall in a time of 8:39,
shaving 4 seconds off the
school record in the process.
This was their fastest time
of the year, Furman said.
Were losing Josh Passino to
graduation and he ran our
fastest split today.
The 800 relay of Duane
Vizina, Cody Bonilla, Pablo
Senor Speed Santos and
Travis Jensen turned in a
solid time of 1:38.
This relay will return all
members, Furman reported.
We had to run this without
our anchor, Jordyn Smeltzer,
due to injury.
The 1600 relay featuring
Duane Vizina, Cody Bonilla,
Travis Jensen and Zach
Florek finished in 3:45.
There will be some big
shoes to fill losing three-time
state qualifier Emily Griffore
and two-time state qualifiers
Riley Hirn and Josh Passino
to graduation, Furman said.
They have had fantastic
careers. On the flip side, we
did have four freshmen and
three sophomores compet-
ing today. It is always good
for the kids to see their team-
mates earn medals at the
state meet, planting that seed
that it is possible.
I-Lakes relay earns All-State
Lady Bulldogs 3200 relay
improves 9 seconds on previous
best time, finishes seventh in
Div. 3 state meet
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The I-Lakes All-State 3200 relay foursome features, from left, Sandy Bischoff, Rebecca Step, Sophie Passino
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CourTeSy of Sarah furman
Petoskey took on U.P. rival
Escanaba on Monday in the
Div. 2 district semifinals at
Sault Ste. Marie and lost a
real nail-biter, 2-1. The
Northmen finish a produc-
tive 2012 campaign with a
strong 22-13 record.
Escanaba defeated
Cheboygan 2-0 in the district
title game to advance to the
regional tournament at
Ogemaw Heights this
Saturday, June 9.
Petoskey trailed 2-0 going
into the sixth inning and ral-
lied to cut the deficit in half.
Katie Kidd drew a two-out
walk and then motored to
second on a steal to put her-
self in scoring position for
teammate Tori Thompson.
Tori came through, tagging
an Esky delivery and smack-
ing in up the middle for an
RBI single.
It would be the only run
the Northmen would muster,
however. Petoskey hit the ball
hard at different times but
the Escanaba defense was up
to the task.
Aside from Thompson, the
only other Petoskey hits were
off the bats of senior short-
stop Kristen Espinoza and
Emily Kent.
Annie Hansen pitched very
well in defeat, pounding the
strike zone and forcing the
Eskymo hitters to swing the
stick. Hansen notched three
Ks and allowed five hits.
Thompson, Kidd and
Espinoza played their final
game for Petoskey on
Monday along with Caitlin
Strobel and Ellen Loper.
Escanaba outscores Northmen 2-1 in tense battle; Petoskey
finishes with respectable 22-13 log
Petoskey bows in district opener
At the same time the
Mancelona baseball team
was winning its district
title on Tuesday at East
Jordan, the Mancelona
softball team was accom-
plishing the same feat.
The Lady Ironmen
defeated Boyne City 2-1
in the super tense Div. 3
championship game to
advance to the regional
tournament. Mancelona
won behind the masterful
deliveries of pitcher Kallie
Derrer, who stranded 11
Rambler baserunners
during the contest, and
had the chance to cele-
brate the district champi-
onship. Mancelona plays
Traverse City St. Francis
in one regional semifinal
this Saturday, June 9, at
East Jordan starting at 2
p.m. In the other semifi-
nal at noon, Gladstone
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Camp is slated for Monday
through Wednesday, June 11-
The camp is open to
fourth-, fifth- and sixth-
graders from 9 a.m. to noon
and for seventh- and eighth-
graders from 1-4 p.m.
The camp will be held at
Gaylord High School and the
cost is $35. For information,
call or text Kelly Pelach at
(989) 350-0077. Pre-registra-
tion is preferred.
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By Mike Dunn
PETOSKEY Playing a
rugged non-league schedule
in addition to playing in the
highly competitive Big North
Conference this season paid
big-time dividends for host
Petoskey in the Div. 2 district
tournament that concluded
The resilient, determined
Northmen, after winning
back-to-back games against
Cadillac and Gaylord by
identical 1-0 scores in over-
time shootouts, came back
from a 2-0 deficit to defeat
Mt. Pleasant 3-2 in still
ANOTHER shootout, this one
played in a downpour.
After Petoskey rallied in
the second half behind goals
from Morgan Jons and The
Driller, Lisa Dinon, the score
was knotted at 2-2 after regu-
lation and the overtime ses-
sions. A shootout would
decide the match again and
the winner would advance to
the regional tournament.
The shootout went to a
sixth shooter, showing just
how evenly matched
Petoskey and Mt. Pleasant
were, and it was junior Kelsey
Ance who scored the decisive
goal that put her team over
the top.
Ance, the cougar-quick
goaltender for the
Northmen, is not called upon
to score that often but coach
Zach Jonker gave her the
golden opportunity to be the
sixth shooter and Ance, an
impact player for the
Northmen in volleyball and
basketball as well as soccer,
delivered a booming kick
that squirted past the sprawl-
ing Oiler goalkeeper.
The win gave Petoskey (15-
8) its first district champi-
onship in four years. The
Northmen advanced to the
Div. 2 regional semifinals on
Tuesday, June 5, at Cedar
Springs High School against
Grand Rapids Christian, a
very tough opponent with
just one loss this season.
Christian (18-1-4) earned its
berth in the regionals with a
1-0 victory over East Grand
If Petoskey won, the girls
advanced to the finals on
Thursday, June 7, at Cedar
Springs against either DeWitt
or Muskegon Reeths-Puffer.
Petoskey had to rally from
a 2-0 halftime deficit to over-
take the Oilers in the rain and
wind on Saturday.
It was the opportunistic
Jons, another Northmen
player who had a whale of a
week, who got the first
Petoskey goal, streaking to
the net to push one past the
Oiler keeper on a rebound
from a blistering shot from
just outside the goalie box off
the strong right foot of Gabbi
That trimmed the lead to
2-1 and put Petoskey in posi-
tion to make a late push to tie
it up.
This time it was The Driller
who did the damage. Dinon,
running toward the net,
accepted a pretty feed from
Jill Antonishen and drilled
one home, making the twine
dance in the back of the net
and tying matters at 2.
When regulation and 20
minutes of overtime did not
decided the victor, the
shootout format was used
once again.
Vandenbrink, Dinon and
Alyssa VanWerden came
through in the clutch for the
Northmen, scoring shootout
goals. But the Oilers also
scored three times in the
penalty kick format and so
the score remained knotted.
Quinn Faylor at first
appeared to give Petoskey
the game-winning goal but it
was ruled she did not main-
tain forward progress and it
was disallowed. Faylors sec-
ond shot very nearly went in
but caromed off the crossbar.
That set up the sixth-
shooter format, where each
team shoots and the first
team to score and stop the
opponent wins. The Oilers
went first and missed, giving
Ance the opportunity and the
sure-footed junior produced
a golden shot to allow the
jubilant Northmen to hoist
the championship trophy in
the rain.
Petoskey took on Gaylord for
the third time this season
and, for the third time, the
result was the slimmest of
victory margins for the
Northmen. For the third
time, Petoskey beat the Blue
Devils 1-0.
The match was scoreless
after regulation and the two
10-minute overtimes as
goalies Kelsey Ance for
Petoskey and Alex Simmons
for Gaylord turned back
everything sent their way.
Both teams are noted for
aggressive, swarming
defense and, consequently,
neither teams offense could
generate much.
In the shootout, it was
Alyssa VanWerden, Gabbi
Vandenbrink and Hayley
Fettig scoring the goals, with
Fettigs goal proving to be the
Allie Gooding and Taylor
Kaiser scored the shootout
goals for Gaylord, which fin-
ished a productive season
with an 11-8-4 record.
Ance had a typically effec-
tive match and she had lots
of support out front, as usual,
from the Blue Curtain
defense featuring Maire
Camody, Mackenzie Kelbel,
Quinn Faylor and Alyssa
Simmons also had plenty
of strong support in front of
her, including another ubiq-
uitous performance from
sweeper Destiny Wojtkowiak,
who covered the field like fer-
Petoskey captures district title!
Northmen prevail 3-2 over Mt. Pleasant in third-straight shootout;
netminder Ance scores deciding goal in shootout
Onaway baseball team has
recorded more thefts than
Blackbeard this season. The
Cardinals continued to run
wild on the bases on
Monday in the district semi-
final clash with Alanson.
Onaway recorded a whop-
ping 17 steals in the 13-1 vic-
tory over the Vikings. The
Cruising Cardinals
advanced to the district title
game played Tuesday, June
5, against Rogers City after
this issue went to press. If
the Cardinals beat Rogers
City, they advanced to the
regional tournament at
Sault Ste. Marie this
Saturday, June 9.
Andrew Perry pounded
out three hits and scored
three times. He was an
absolute terror on the
basepaths, collecting six
steals. Christian Tollini
tagged two hits, scored three
times and also provided
some of the Zip to the
Cardinal attack, stealing
Chae Whitsett waxed six
Alanson hitters while secur-
ing the victory on the hill for
Onaway. Chae permitted
four hits and no earned
moves to
title game
Cardinals steal past Alanson
in district semifinals, faced
Rogers City in title game
By Mike Dunn
Onaway softball team of
coach Jodi Brewbaker was
hoping to make it six straight
on Tuesday, June 5, as this
issue of The Weekly Choice
was being prepared for the
presses. The state-ranked
Cardinals rolled past Alanson
15-0 in the district semifinals
at Rogers City on Monday,
advancing to face a very good
Rogers City team in the
Rogers City, which rallied
to edge Harbor Light
Christian 3-2 in Mondays
other semifinal, took a 33-5
record into the title game.
The Hurons also faced
Onaway in last years district
championship and lost 7-1 in
a game where the Cardinals
bashed five home runs and
then-sophomore Emily Estep
twirled a complete-game
Estep was in Sizzle Mode
on Monday in the rout of
Alanson, firing a no-hitter.
Emmy Sizzle blew smoke
by the Viking batters all game
long, amassing 10 strikeouts
along the way in the mercy-
shortened affair.
Brooke Szymoniak was
among the Cardinal bashers
who did the damage with the
bats. Brooke belted out two
Second baseman Megan
Estep and junior catcher Sam
Brasseur both went 2-for-2.
Megan mashed a double and
Brasseur bruised Viking
deliveries every time she
stepped to the plate, going 2-
for-2 with a two-run double
and a two-run single to her
Lexi Szymoniak laced a
double. Temara Lupu, Erka
Price, Molly Cleaver and
Devin Bristley were also
beastly at the plate, each
belting out a hit to help the
Cardinal cause.
If Onaway defeated Rogers
City in the district title game,
the Cardinals advanced to
the Div. 4 regional tourna-
ment at Sault Ste. Marie this
Saturday against Rudyard. In
the other semifinal bracket,
Rapid River took on Posen.
If Onaway and Rapid River
advance to the finals, it will
mark the third year in a row
the two high-powered rivals
face each other in the region-
al tournament and the sec-
ond time in three years the
regional title would be on the
Onaway vies for district title
Cardinals shut out Alanson, battled talented Rogers City in hope of sixth straight district championship
Kelsey Ance
Pulaski leads way with solid round of 79;
Dombrowski of Gaylord is medalist
CADILLAC For the sec-
ond time in three years, the
Petoskey High School boys
golf team has earned the Div.
2 district title. The Northmen
had a solid round of 324 on
Friday, June 1, at the Cadillac
Country Club to beat out the
rest of the field fairly com-
Runner-up Ogemaw
Heights shot 333 with
Gaylord and Mount Pleasant
tied for third with team
scores of 334.
Hunter Pulaski led the way
for the Northmen with a
round of 79, even more
impressive considering the
cool, wet conditions that pre-
vailed. Tyler Spiegl and Caleb
Dann each shot 81 to come in
behind Pulaski for the
Northmen and Cam Ludlow
shot 83, putting the top four
Petoskey finishers within
four strokes of each other.
Kam Friedli shot 95.
Senior Alex Dombrowski of
Gaylord won the individual
district championship in a
playoff with Blaze Hogan of
Big Rapids. The pair were tied
at the top of the leaderboard
with a score of 75 at the end
of the regulation 18 holes.
Dombrowski, the top
golfer in the Big North this
season and one of the top
golfers ever to come through
Gaylord, added to his laurels
this season with his victory
over Hogan in the playoff.
Petoskey, Gaylord,
Ogemaw, Mount Pleasant,
Big Rapids and Cadillac all
advanced from the district
and will participate in the
regional tournament this
Thursday, June 7, at The Pohl
Cat in Mount Pleasant.
Petoskey takes
district championship
Petoskey Lacrosse wins league title
PETOSKEY The Petoskey
Lacrosse Club captured the
Northern Michigan Lacrosse
Conference championship
on Saturday, edging Traverse
City Central 12-11.
It was a sweet victory for
Petoskey, which defeated
Central for the first-time ever
to win its first-ever confer-
ence title.
Sam Robbins and Greg
Tonge each generated three
goals to account for half of
Petoskeys scoring. Kenny
Forton and McAlister
Alexander each scored twice
and Connor Case collected a
goal and three assists.
Tommy Kidd was a rock in
the nets for Petoskey, which
finished with an 11-1 confer-
ence log and 12-4 overall.
Kidd Rock stopped a dozen
The 2012 roster featured
Dan Eberhart, Steven Snider,
Connor Reed, Dylan Kane,
Sam Blankenhagen, Caleb
Mitchum, Ben Loomis, Tyler
Budreau, Chase Ledingham,
Josh Kuhlman, Mike Forton,
Luke Robbins, Julian
Ruemanapp, Mike Whittaker,
Hunter Viles, Trevor Denoyer
and Sam DeJonge in addition
to Kenny Forton, Greg Tonge,
Sam Robbins, McAlister
Alexander and Connor Case.
Kent Case, Wally Kidd and
Andy Schmittdiel were the
Petoskey coaches.
Robbins, Tonge lead attack in tense win over T.C. Central;
Kidd Rock is wall of granite in the nets
June 7, 2012 Choice Publications ... The Best Choice! Page 5-B
1- Guff
4- Diciembre follower
9- Chilled
13- ___ Darya (Asian river)
14- Like a ___ bricks
15- Cooperative race
16- National emblem of Canada
18- Exhausted
19- Prickly plant
20- Choker, e.g.
22- Absence of sound
25- Perlman of "Cheers"
26- Less common or less cooked
28- Take into custody
32- "The Wizard of Oz" studio
35- Vive ___!
37- Oozes
38- Composer Khachaturian
40- Word with golf or grass
42- Pitfall
43- Outhouse
45- Newsman Newman
47- Switch settings
48- Title of reverence for God
50- Some locks
52- When Hamlet dies
54- Mesh
58- Devilment
62- Female vampire
63- Easy ___
64- Prize ribbon
67- Spoil
68- Move stealthily
69- Actor Byrnes
70- Album unit
71- Playing marble
72- Spanish king
1- Gentle ones
2- Japanese porcelain
3- Student
4- Endless
5- Cambodia's Lon ___
6- Wind dir.
7- Horse of mixed color
8- Bid
9- Wine bottle cabinet
10- Spanish stew: ____ podrida
11- Not of the cloth
12- Unit of force
15- Gardeners, at times
17- Dirty look
21- When doubled, a dance
23- Ship's company
24- Strange and mysterious
27- Actor McDowall
29- Architect Saarinen
30- Bridge
31- Cookbook amts.
32- Goya subject
33- Alum
34- Mackerel shark
36- Herbert Hoover, for one
39- Minatory
41- Trick
44- Small bag
46- Reticular
49- "Lord, is ___?": Matthew
51- Large mop
53- Vice ___
55- Old card game
56- ___ Janeiro
57- City in central Sri Lanka
58- Floor coverings
59- Golfer Aoki
60- Whirl
61- ___ shui
65- Narc's org.
66- Deserter
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1- Guff; 4- Diciembre
follower; 9- Chilled; 13-
___ Darya (Asian river);
14- Like a ___ bricks; 15-
Cooperative race; 16-
National emblem of
Canada; 18- Exhausted;
19- Prickly plant; 20-
Choker, e.g.; 22- Absence
of sound; 25- Perlman of
"Cheers"; 26- Less
common or less cooked;
28- Take into custody; 32-
"The Wizard of Oz" studio;
35- Vive ___!; 37- Oozes;
38- Composer
Khachaturian; 40- Word
with golf or grass; 42-
Pitfall; 43- Outhouse; 45-
Newsman Newman; 47-
Switch settings; 48- Title
of reverence for God; 50-
Some locks; 52- When
Hamlet dies; 54- Mesh; 58
- Devilment; 62- Female
vampire; 63- Easy ___; 64
- Prize ribbon; 67- Spoil;
68- Move stealthily; 69- Actor Byrnes; 70- Album unit; 71- Playing marble; 72- Spanish

1- Gentle ones; 2- Japanese porcelain; 3- Student; 4- Endless; 5- Cambodia's Lon ___; 6-
Wind dir.; 7- Horse of mixed color; 8- Bid; 9- Wine bottle cabinet; 10- Spanish stew: ____
podrida; 11- Not of the cloth; 12- Unit of force; 15- Gardeners, at times; 17- Dirty look; 21-
When doubled, a dance; 23- Ship's company; 24- Strange and mysterious; 27- Actor
McDowall; 29- Architect Saarinen; 30- Bridge; 31- Cookbook amts.; 32- Goya subject; 33-
Alum; 34- Mackerel shark; 36- Herbert Hoover, for one; 39- Minatory; 41- Trick; 44- Small
bag; 46- Reticular; 49- "Lord, is ___?": Matthew; 51- Large mop; 53- Vice ___; 55- Old
card game; 56- ___ Janeiro; 57- City in central Sri Lanka; 58- Floor coverings; 59- Golfer
oki; 60- Whirl; 61- __ shui; 65- Narc's org.; 66- Deserter;
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The Gaylord Ambush,
girls U12 travel soccer
team finished in second
place in their age bracket
at the Canton Cup soccer
tournament held over
Memorial Day weekend.
Team members in the photo: Front row: Elizabeth Heinz. Second Row
(left to right): Danielle Hope, Alex Warmbier, Lexi Kaiser, Ally Misiak, &
Jada Ryckman-Hall.Third Row (left to right): Anna Zaremba, Ryley
Freeman, Katie Butler, Megan Hannah, & Faith Sanders. Back Row (left to
right): Maria Zielinski, Samantha Hipsher, & Reese Jeakle
Otsego County Parks & Rec
Womens Volleyball League
standings as of May 24
1. Trista...........................................30-3
2. Landscape Plus..........................27-3
3. Vanessa.......................................25-5
4. Kim...........................................19-11
5. Deanna.....................................18-15
6. Oliver Chiropractic .................17-13
7. Michelle ...................................14-19
5. Otsego Club...............................9-24
9. Dynamic Phys. Therapy............8-22
9. Busch..........................................8-22
11. Jays Sporting Goods ...............7-23
12. B&B Construction...................4-26
Gaylord / Otsego
County Horseshoe
League Standings
Team 1
Team 7
Team 3
Team 6
Team 8
Team 4
Team 2
Team 5
Jerry Lince / Cecil Hauser
George Pratt / Darryl Bolanowski
Frank Jasinski / Bill Skibinski
Jordy Tisdale / Dick Burr
Dave Brown / Steve Furay
Duane Cohorst / Bill Bramer
Ron Wilikowski / Jerry Mankowski
Fred Chearhart / Dennis Buchanan
The Gaylord / Otsego County Horseshoe League has begun its
new season bringing fun and competition to the Community
Center courts. Frank Jasinski has successfully established
an eight team format
comprised of veteran
pitchers. There is also
room for others who
just want to pitch as
subs or just for the
The league pitches
on Tuesday evenings
starting at 6:00pm.
In just 2 weeks of
Jerry Lince has
thrown 92 ringers
and 21 doubles to
lead the pack.
Horseshoe League Begins the
New Season
On-line at
will be an All-Skills Volleyball
Camp at Harbor Light
Christian on Monday
through Wednesday, June 11-
13. The camp is open to play-
ers from fifth grade through
high school and features the
coaching of four outstanding
college players from the area:
Jessica Hass, a middle hitter
at Saginaw Valley State
University; Hannah Hewitt, a
setter at Alma College; Kaylee
Hewitt, Libero at Mount
Vernon; and Jill McNitt, a set-
ter at Delta College.
The purpose of the camp
is to teach the girls what we
have learned in college to
make them better volleyball
players in high school, said
Kaylee, a former All-State
player for Harbor Light. We
all grew up in northern
Michigan and wanted to give
back to the community!
Camp is open to fifth-
through eighth-graders from
9:30 to noon, and for ninth-
grade through 12th-grade
from 12:30 to 3:30 each day.
Harbor Light Christian
School is located at 8333
Clayton Road in Harbor
Springs. The cost for the
camp is $30, due at registra-
tion. Make checks payable to
Kaylee Hewitt.
Harbor Light hosts
volleyball camp
Four college players from area provide
coaching for all-skills camp
GAYLORD An Adult Co-
Ed 4 Volleyball League is set
to begin. The league is being
run through the Gaylord
High School volleyball pro-
gram and will be held on
Thursdays starting June 14.
There can only be two
guys max on the court at a
time, but teams can have all
girls. It will be held at
Gaylord High School.
The registration fee is $80
per team. Call or text Kelly
Pelach at (989) 350-0077 for
more information or to reg-
ister your team.
Adult Co-Ed Volleyball
League starting
Grayling - For the 23rd
year, the Mercy Hospital
Grayling Auxiliary proudly
presents the OMercy Golf
Classic benefitting Mercy
Hospital Grayling. The
event will take place on
Friday, June 15 at Fox Run
Country Club. This signa-
ture event raises funds in
support of the hospital and
its mission. Funds raised at
this years OMercy will go
towards the Auxiliarys
$100,000 pledge towards
improvements to inpatient
rooms on the second floor
of the hospital.
The OMercy Golf Classic
is a four-person scramble
with three divisions: mens,
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only to Chip Hansen, Presi-
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Community Foundation, PO
Box 718, East Jordan M
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American Dream. But for others, and
perhaps a growing number of people,
home ownership is not in the cards.
And oftentimes, that is a calculated
choice people make. The reality today
is that some people simply prefer to
rent a home instead of own one. Of
course, there are upsides to both rent-
ing and owning.
Owning a home: Pros
The home is yours. Want to change
the paint color? Go ahead. Refinish the
floors? You can do that, too. Build
equity as you make monthly mortgage
payments? Check. People who own
their condo, loft or single-family home
have flexibility to make the changes
they want, provided they are not out-
side the bounds of city ordinances (in
the case of single-family homes) or
association co-op rules (in the case of
condos and lofts).
And in some markets, including
Minneapolis, owning a home actually
makes more economic sense.
According to a recent Wall Street
Journal survey, 12 of 27 metro areas
favor owning a home rather than rent-
ing one. In Minneapolis, for example,
the average monthly mortgage pay-
ment for homeowners is $776, com-
pared to the average monthly rent
payment of $953.
Homeowners also enjoy a sense of
security. They are not subject to land-
lords who do not want to extend a
lease, or who are not prompt in deal-
ing with issues that arise. Additionally,
homeowners essentially invest in
themselves each time they make a
mortgage payment or complete a
home-improvement project.
Renting a home: Pros
You are not the owner. That means
your landlord, not you, likely is
responsible for major repairs. Furnace
goes out? Call the landlord. Ditto if, for
example, the roof develops a leak. For
that reason, people who rent can take
comfort in knowing exactly how much
of their money goes into their home
each month or year.
Renters also enjoy flexibility. Since
leases generally last for fixed periods
of time, renters can live in one spot for
a year or two, and then try somewhere
else. Or maybe you have a job that
keeps you on the move. In that case,
renting is a good choice because you
are not on the hook for selling a home
before you can move.
Renting also tends to be less labor-
intensive than owning. Renters often
can decorate a home to line up with
their personal tastes, but they general-
ly do not need to worry about things
like landscaping, mowing the grass in
the summer, or removing snow in the
winter. As a result, renters have more
time for the activities they enjoy.
1949 Gingell Road, Johannesburg, MI
Listed by Ed Wohlfeil and Brian Jergenson of Keith Dressel Realty (KDR) (989) 732-1707
Real Estate
By Jim Akans
This is an amazing real estate offer-
ing. Located just a few miles north-
east of the town of Johannesburg, this
Northern Michigan country estate
features a gorgeous two-story home
and a huge pole building set upon
160 acres of rolling terrain that fea-
tures a mix woodlands and open
From the arrival at the gated entry
located off a paved country road, its
just a short way down the winding
driveway to the vistas that open into
a panorama of rolling hills, open
grazing lands, woodlands of hard-
woods and pines, and a beautiful
two-story traditional style home
beyond. With a quarter section of
land, this is a setting that not only
offers incredible beauty and abun-
dant wildlife, it could easily provide a
lifestyle of self-sufficiency with a lim-
itless supply of wood for heating,
ample areas for grazing livestock and
horses (the property is fenced), and
plenty of room left over for vegetable
The home, which was custom built
in 1998, offers over 2,700 square feet
of living space on the main two lev-
els, plus a huge walkout basement,
with extra height 13-block walls, that
could be finished into additional liv-
ing area. There are four bedrooms on
the upper level, including a large
master bedroom suite with walk-
closet and adjoining bath featuring a
garden style tub and separate shower.
Each of the remaining three bed-
rooms are generously sized, and
there is an additional full bath on the
upper level as well.
The main floor is highlighted by a
family room with wood stove, a for-
mal living room with a gas fed fire-
place and hardwood flooring that
extends into the adjoining dining
area. The kitchen is open to the din-
ing area, and features cabinetry and
appliances with pristine white finish-
es, and a convenient main level laun-
dry and utility area located adjacent
to the kitchen space. The main level
also includes a full bathroom.
Other highlights of this home
include beautiful, solid wood six-
panel doors throughout the interior,
energy efficient Pella brand windows,
a central alarm system, and a covered
wrap-around porch the leads to a
huge wrap-around open deck area.
The pole building is absolutely
enormous, with plenty of space to
store an RV, vehicles, grounds main-
tenance equipment, and more.
What an amazing country estate.
This beautiful home and expansive
property is listed at $758,000.
Call Ed Wohlfeil or Brian Jergenson
today for a private showing. (989)
732-1707 or email brian@northern- or ed@northern-
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MLS, Inc. for the period May 21, 2012 through May 27, 2012.
Alcona 0 $0 0 49
Alpena 119 $173,200 3 360
Antrim 0 $0 0 59
Cheboygan 116 $1,687,500 5 541
Crawford 95 $209,100 4 198
Mackinac 0 $0 0 71
Montmorency 216 $410,765 7 211
Oscoda 401 $105,700 2 156
Otsego 156 $1,336,875 14 426
Presque Isle 218 $369,000 5 277
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HANDBLASTING & Painting. 231-
Home cooked Turkey and Fixin's.
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BUCK PATH Mini Warehouses start-
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2009 Chevy HHR LT. Flex Fuel, auto,
power, air, 4 cyl. Loaded. Great gas
mileage. $250 a month. Petoskey
Auto Group, Nobody Sell For Less
2215 N. US-31, Petoskey, MI 231-347-
2008 Pontiac Torrent AWD. All Wheel
Drive w/brand new tires.. Super
Clean! Perfect for town or long drives
no matter the weather. CD, tan cloth,
Take it for a test drive. $14,988. Dave
Kring Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585
2009 Hummer H3. 1 owner! Low
Miles, a real head turner. Heated
leather seats, 6-disc CD, Bluetooth,
3.7 liter inline 5 cylinder, tube steps,
one sharp unit. $24,988. Dave Kring
Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31
North, Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585
2008 GMC Acadia SLE. Very Clean
indeed w/a great ride and a very nice in
and out. Three rows of comfortable
seating. Deep tread tires on alloys, dual
exhaust, sporty. $16,488. Dave Kring
Chevrolet-Cadillac, 1861 US 31 North,
Petoskey, MI 231-347-2585
AMBULANCE. 1996 Ford E 350
Ambulance. 4.3 Liter Diesel. Ready &
working, low miles, runs great. Just
$2,400. Petoskey Auto Group, Nobody
Sell For Less 2215 N. US-31, Petoskey,
MI 231-347-6080. www.petoskeyauto-
SHUTTLE BUS. Just arrived. 2004 Ford
E 450 Shuttle Bus. Seats 25, gas
engine. Just $7,900. Petoskey Auto
Group, Nobody Sell For Less 2215 N.
US-31, Petoskey, MI 231-347-6080.
alive. Always buying vintage cycle hel-
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Wanted: Baseball, Football,
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1972. 231-373-0842
size, running or not. Also selling
Outboard Motors. Call 231-546-
Wanted: Used Cooking Oil. We will
recycle those large containers of
used cooking oil from your deep fryer.
Maxx Garage. 989-732-4789
Wanted: Used motor oil.
Transmission oil and hydraulic oil.
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