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  • WHITTEMORE - Often if a team is on a winning streak the coach isn't entirely thrilled about taking a two-week break. But, in the case of Whittemore-Prescott's boys basketball team the holiday hiatus might be coming at just the right time. By Greg Gielczyk
  • WHITTEMORE - Bouncing back after having its three-game winning streak snapped the game before with a 32-23 loss to Lincoln Alcona, the Whittemore-Prescott girls basketball team throttled non-conference opponent Midland Calvary Baptist, 55-37 at home last Thursday. By Greg Gielczyk
  • MIO - Hale's girls basketball team got off to a good start, but couldn't carry the momentum over into the second half and the Eagles finished with a 47-38 loss at Mio last Thursday. By Greg Gielczyk

  • HALE - It's said that home is where the heart is. It's also been where the victories have been for the Eagles this season. The Eagles soared to their third straight win at home last Monday night with a 63-39 rout of Fairview in a North Star League Little Dipper contest. By Greg Gielczyk

  • WEST BRANCH - Sweeping a pair of dual matches against Midland Bullock Creek and Reed City, the Ogemaw Height wrestling team extended its winning streak on its home mat last Wednesday despite leaving three weight classes open. By Greg Geilczyk
  • WEST BRANCH - After seeing a game get away from them at the end in a 48-40 loss to Bay City John Glenn on the road last Tuesday, the Ogemaw Heights boys basketball team rebounded with a 60-52 win over Lincoln Alcona at home last Friday. By Greg Gielczyk
  • WEST BRANCH - A 1978 graduate of Michigan State with a teaching degree, new Ogemaw Heights baseball coach Rick Moore taught and coached for what he estimated to be about 12 years.

  • HILLMAN - Hale's girls basketball team snapped its two-game losing streak to start the season with a 45-38 victory over Hillman in a North Star Little Dipper contest in Hillman last Friday.
  • WEST BRANCH - Ogemaw Heights Boys basketball has struggled to put the ball in the hole so far in this early season
  • WHITTEMORE - In his fifth season as the Whittemore-Prescott wrestling coach, and with a young team dominated by freshmen hopefuls, Russell Wilson somehow motivated the Cardinals to a 17-7 record in dual match competition.
  • Ogemaw Heights Basketball
    OSCODA - Opening the season with two road games left little room for error, and the results were somewhat predictable for the Ogemaw Heights boys basketball team as the Falcons lost them both.
  • Whittemore Prescott Boys Basketball
    GLADWIN -- Blaise LaPrad had a successful debut as Whittemore-Prescott boys basketball coach as the Cardinals opened the season with a convincing 74-45 non-conference victory over Gladwin on the road Tuesday, Nov. 27.
  • Roscommon senior signs with Aquinas baseball

    GRAND RAPIDS - The Aquinas baseball team and head coach Doug Greenslate have announced the signing of catcher Dane Smitz to the Saints.

    Smitz comes from Roscommon, Michigan and attended Roscommon High School. He will join the Saints next fall in preparation for the 2019-20 season.

  • HOUGHTON LAKE—Houghton Lake angler Austin Walker caught the tenth tagged fish of the 2018-19 Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau’s Catch Us If You Can fishing contest. He caught a 19”, 2 pound smallmouth bass fishing on Houghton Lake September 12, 2018.
  • A BIG CATCH - Jake Rice from Harrison caught this salmon Oct. 20 on the Manistee River.
  • Eagles face rebuilding season in girls basketball
    HALE - A myriad of obstacles confronted the Hale girls basketball team last year, and head coach Ryan Parkinson only had his full complement of players for three out of the Eagles' total of 22 games counting the district tournament.
  • Cardinals have speed, experience coming back
    WHITTEMORE - Three seniors return for the Whittemore-Prescott girls basketball team this season, and they're naturally expected to be the team leaders on a squad that is 10 players strong.
  • Roscommon Bowling
    ROSCOMMON - The Roscommon Bucks boys and girls bowling teams hosted the first Jackpine meet of the 2018/2019 season Dec. 1 at Fred’s of Roscommon against the Eagles from Farwell.


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