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Did you see how Traverse City West and Traverse City Central celebrated National Signing Day from home for 22 athletes?
04/16/2020
Traverse City schools host first ever Virtual Signing Day

Did you see how Traverse City West and Traverse City Central celebrated National Signing Day from home for 22 athletes?

TRAVERSE CITY -- With the situation being what it is with school buildings closed for the year area high schools are having to get a little more creative when it comes to honoring their athletes for the traditional spring signing day. Traverse City West and Traverse City Central both hosted virtual....

Relive the 2015 boys golf finals as Suttons Bay and Leland both brought home state titles!
04/11/2020
Flashback Friday: Leelanau County sweeps 2015 golf finals

Relive the 2015 boys golf finals as Suttons Bay and Leland both brought home state titles!

LEELANAU COUNTY -- For two communities like Suttons Bay and Leland the 2015 Division 4 high school boys golf finals was a weekend to remember. The Norsemen as a team picked up the team title by holding off North Muskegon and University Liggett by two strokes to win the team title with a combined two...

How many of you found out you won a big award through a twitter post?
04/09/2020
Charlevoix grad wins Rookie of the Year honors at Olivet

How many of you found out you won a big award through a twitter post?

OLIVET -- When Ellie Louiselle graduated from Charlevoix High School last year she knew she had the chance to accomplish big things on the volleyball floor at Olivet College. Little did she knew her inaugural year on the floor would grant her Rookie of the Year honors given out to the top freshman f...

TC West senior pole vault record holder will miss out on breaking his own record this spring but he has something big to...
04/07/2020
Three sport Titan eyes next venture at West Point

TC West senior pole vault record holder will miss out on breaking his own record this spring but he has something big to look forward to in the fall!

TRAVERSE CITY -- One of the most accomplished athletes in northern Michigan has plans to accomplish a lot more at the collegiate level. TC West senior Aiden Griggs competed in three varsity sports at the high school level and will now take some of that toughness to West Point Military Academy in ups...

This will be the first school year to not see MHSAA Finals played in multiple sports since 1942-43.
04/03/2020
MHSAA cancels remainder of winter, spring sports seasons

This will be the first school year to not see MHSAA Finals played in multiple sports since 1942-43.

EAST LANSING – The Michigan High School Athletic Association has canceled the remainder of the 2019-20 Winter and Spring sports seasons, in compliance with the Thursday's “state of disaster” directive by Governor Gretchen Whitmer closing school buildings and moving education online...

Find out how two of the best amateur golfers in the state are getting by without any golf.
04/03/2020
Dy sisters share thoughts on college, golf break

Find out how two of the best amateur golfers in the state are getting by without any golf.

TRAVERSE CITY -- The sports stoppage is affecting all sports at the moment, including those in the golf community despite how nice the weather has been. That's hitting two northern Michigan sisters really hard as Anika and Anci Dy would love nothing more than to be out on the course improving their....

Three Traverse City brothers have gained millions of views from their at-home trick videos! Check them out here!
03/31/2020
TC trio gains millions of views of at-home trick videos

Three Traverse City brothers have gained millions of views from their at-home trick videos! Check them out here!

TRAVERSE CITY -- During the school year you can usually find Carson, Cam and Graham Peters on the ice playing hockey but now that schools are closed and students are asked to stay home the three Traverse City brothers are finding different ways to use their time. The three recently started investing...

Our Flackback Friday segment continued last week with a look at one of the craziest buzzer beating shots in Breslin Cent...
03/30/2020
Flashback Friday: Ludington beats the buzzer in Class B semifinals

Our Flackback Friday segment continued last week with a look at one of the craziest buzzer beating shots in Breslin Center history!

EAST LANSING -- The Ludington boys basketball program has shown its toughness the past several seasons and one of the most notable points might have been the 2017 state semifinals. Trailing by two with just seconds left, the Orioles kept an offensive possession alive that ended when Noah Laman spott...

Find out what the Michigan High School Athletic Association has to say about on the spring break for high school sports ...
03/26/2020
MHSAA sheds light on current sports situation and future options

Find out what the Michigan High School Athletic Association has to say about on the spring break for high school sports and what a potential plan is going forward.

TRAVERSE CITY -- March 12th was the date the Michigan High School Athletic Association put a pause on all winter sports tournaments and just a few days later they put a freeze on all-season sports activity. Since then everyone in the state has been forced to play the waiting game and that includes t...

How many of you have turned to video games during all this time at home and which games are you playing?
03/25/2020
Emmet County gamer continues to mash the Madden competition

How many of you have turned to video games during all this time at home and which games are you playing?

EMMET COUNTY -- When we first interviewed Petoskey senior Josh Jordan three years ago he was the #1 ranked gamer online in Madden NFL Football the video game. Three years later not much has changed. He's bounced around the top ten a little but he's back at the top as of a few weeks ago as he enters....

The Summer Games have been officially pushed back to next year.  Which event will you miss the most this summer?
03/24/2020
Tokyo Olympics officially postponed until 2021

The Summer Games have been officially pushed back to next year. Which event will you miss the most this summer?

The Tokyo Olympics have been postponed until 2021 by the International Olympic Committee, it was announced Tuesday.

Check out the first edition of Flashback Friday looking back at St. Ignace's fifth girls basketball state title from fiv...
03/21/2020
Flashback Friday: St. Ignace win 2015 girls basketball title

Check out the first edition of Flashback Friday looking back at St. Ignace's fifth girls basketball state title from five years ago!

EAST LANSING -- Looking back on the best from high school sports in northern Michigan and its hard for us to forget about something that we are about to hit the five-year anniversary of. On March 21st, 2015 the St. Ignace Saints girls basketball team took on Pittsford in the Class D state championsh...

Not only did the Traverse City Christian junior win a state title but he did so just five days before all sports were pu...
03/19/2020
Bowling state champ talks about big day, beating the MHSAA break

Not only did the Traverse City Christian junior win a state title but he did so just five days before all sports were put on halt by the MHSAA.

TRAVERSE CITY -- Just five days before the Michigan High School Athletic Association put all sports on a break due to the spread of the coronavirus Traverse City Christian junior Hunter Haldaman was competing for a state championship. Not only was he competing for the first time since his 8th grade....

The MAC basketball tournament announced it will not allow the general public to attend the tournament in Cleveland due t...
03/11/2020
MAC tourneys closed to public; Jackets games not

The MAC basketball tournament announced it will not allow the general public to attend the tournament in Cleveland due to concerns of coronavirus.

In the wake of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's recommendation that sporting events at indoor facilities take place without spectators, the MAC said its postseason tournaments will be closed to the general public, while the Blue Jackets will continue to host fans.

March Madness will go on as planned despite current world health concerns.  What do you think is the best decision for t...
03/05/2020
NCAA: Tourneys still on 'as planned' despite virus

March Madness will go on as planned despite current world health concerns. What do you think is the best decision for the NCAA Tournament or even the Olympic games this summer?

The NCAA announced Tuesday that it has established an advisory panel of medical, public health and epidemiology experts and NCAA schools to address the spread of the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Trojans bring home hockey regional Wednesday night as they make plans Saturday for quarterfinals!
03/05/2020
TC Central wins hockey regional with 6-1 score over Mona Shores

Trojans bring home hockey regional Wednesday night as they make plans Saturday for quarterfinals!

TRAVERSE CITY -- The talk of a special season for the Traverse City Central hockey team is continuing Wednesday night as the Trojans hosted Muskegon Mona Shores at Howe Arena in a Division 2 regional finals. Although the first period was scoreless the second period opened up with a lot of offensive....

Girls basketball districts are underway!  Which playoff team are you supporting this March?
03/03/2020
Cadillac gets early playoff test from Ludington in district opener

Girls basketball districts are underway! Which playoff team are you supporting this March?

CADILLAC -- The Cadillac girls basketball team has been ranked in the top ten of Division 2 all year so they are out to prove big things in this postseason. That started Monday night as they hosted a very impressive Ludington team in the district opener. The Vikings led early but it was the Orioles....

Girls hockey will get a major spotlight this weekend in Kalkaska!
02/27/2020
K-Stars prep for hockey showcase at Kaliseum, upcoming state tournament

Girls hockey will get a major spotlight this weekend in Kalkaska!

KALKASKA -- While the high school hockey teams are getting going with their state tournaments this week the K-Stars 19u AA girls hockey team is getting set for an exciting couple of events themselves. The K-Stars will host a six team showcase at the Kaliseum in Kalkaska that runs Friday through Sund...

Have you had a chance to check out any of the new rule changes in the XFL yet?
02/26/2020
XFL begins rebirth with revamping of football rules

Have you had a chance to check out any of the new rule changes in the XFL yet?

The newest edition of the XFL is only a few weeks old but the new rule changes are already catching the attention of football fans as they look to fill the void in their lives left following the Super Bowl. The eight-team league offers options for extra points worth one, two or three points and will...

Beautiful day for the downhill ski state finals at Boyne Highlands!
02/24/2020

Beautiful day for the downhill ski state finals at Boyne Highlands!

The Blue Devils are back in contention for team states and the chance to get a bus load to Ford Field for next week's in...
02/21/2020
Gaylord wrestlers working towards individual regionals, team state finals

The Blue Devils are back in contention for team states and the chance to get a bus load to Ford Field for next week's individual state finals!

OTSEGO COUNTY -- It's that time of year for the Gaylord high school wrestling program. Jerry LaJoie's Blue Devils are heading towards another big weekend at home where they will host individual regional tournaments while the Blue Devil team is preparing for yet another trip to Kalamazoo and the Divi...

Ski state finals coming up on Monday.  Who do you think has a shot to win an individual or team title?
02/20/2020
TC Central hopes to turn regional title into a state title in downhill finals

Ski state finals coming up on Monday. Who do you think has a shot to win an individual or team title?

TRAVERSE CITY -- Monday will mark an important date on the calendar for several northern Michigan high school downhill ski programs. Both the Division 1 & 2 state finals will take place up in Emmet County and a handful of area schools will have the chance to bring home individual or team titles. Tra...

Tuesday was a big night for girls basketball and that included a key win for Kingsley over Glen Lake!
02/19/2020
Kingsley evens things up in Northwest Conference with win over Glen Lake

Tuesday was a big night for girls basketball and that included a key win for Kingsley over Glen Lake!

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY -- Things got really interesting in the Northwest Conference girls basketball race on Tuesday night. Enter the evening Glen Lake had a one-game lead after the Lakers defeated Kingsley earlier this season. The rematch on Tuesday proved to be very critical to the final standings....

Great win by TC Central, Charlevoix looking strong and Frankfort looking in trouble.  That and more in our latest editio...
02/15/2020
Hometown Highlights 2/14/20

Great win by TC Central, Charlevoix looking strong and Frankfort looking in trouble. That and more in our latest edition of Hometown Highlights!

Check out highlights from the following high school basketball games from Friday night:Boys: Petoskey @ Traverse City CentralBoys: Elk Rapids @ CharlevoixBoys: Harbor Springs @ KalkaskaGirls: Harbor Springs @ KalkaskaBoys: Frankfort @ Suttons BayBoys: Buckley @ Benzie CentralBoys: Inland Lakes @ Man...

How many of you won a VASA race at the age of 12?
02/14/2020
Seventh grader races past everyone in VASA Fat Tire Bike race

How many of you won a VASA race at the age of 12?

TRAVERSE CITY -- The VASA Festival of Races is in the books for another year and one of the stories of the weekend was in the 13k Fat Tire bike race. That's where 12-year-old Brody Day was able to defeat his 39 other competitors of all age levels to take home first place with a time of 38:17. We cau...

Another popular choice for MSU's next football coach now off the table.
02/10/2020
Sources: Cincy's Fickell to stay, won't go to MSU

Another popular choice for MSU's next football coach now off the table.

Despite considerable interest from Michigan State, Luke Fickell has decided to remain with the Cincinnati Bearcats, sources confirmed to ESPN.

Happy National Signing Day! We are planning to hit seven different schools today. Where do you know of someone signing t...
02/05/2020

Happy National Signing Day! We are planning to hit seven different schools today. Where do you know of someone signing to play sports in college?

Dantonio led the Green & White for 13 seasons.
02/04/2020
Michigan State's Dantonio announces retirement

Dantonio led the Green & White for 13 seasons.

MICHIGAN, (AP) -- Michigan State's Mark Dantonio has announced his retirement, ending a 13-year run as coach in which he guided the Spartans to heights they hadn't reached in decades. Defensive coordinator Mike Tressel will be the acting head coach while Michigan State seeks a replacement. Dantonio....

Did you miss Hometown Highlights last night?  Lots of great games including a doubleheader from the leaders in the Lake ...
02/01/2020
Hometown Highlights 1/31/20

Did you miss Hometown Highlights last night? Lots of great games including a doubleheader from the leaders in the Lake Michigan Conference and a loud one between Gaylord St. Mary and Joburg!

Check out highlights from the following high school basketball games from Friday night:Girls: Charlevoix @ TC St. FrancisBoys: Charlevoix @ TC St. FrancisBoys: East Jordan @ GraylingBoys: Petoskey @ TC WestBoys: Johannesburg-Lewiston @ Gaylord St. MaryBoys: Glen Lake @ KingsleyBoys: Benzie Central @...

Hear from the TC Central hockey team on a huge rivalry win over TC West on Wednesday!
01/30/2020
Douglass helps Trojans top Titans on the ice, bring home McCullough Cup

Hear from the TC Central hockey team on a huge rivalry win over TC West on Wednesday!

TRAVERSE CITY -- The second meeting between TC Central and TC West in high school hockey every year not only has the weight of being a rematch between the two but also the big prize up for grabs of the McCullough Cup. Senior Charlie Douglass was credited with two goals on the scorecard and it appear...

Keep an eye out for a former Elk Rapids Elk come NFL draft time in April!
01/30/2020
Former Elk Rapids QB looking to make splash in NFL Draft at tight end

Keep an eye out for a former Elk Rapids Elk come NFL draft time in April!

Five years ago at this time Elk Rapids senior Adam Trautman was making plans to play college football at the University of Dayton. Fast-forward to the present day and Trautman has already graduated from Dayton and is looking ahead a potential career in the NFL.

BREAKING: Glen Lake Schools has confirmed that varsity football coach Jerry Angers is stepping down from his position.
01/27/2020
Glen Lake's Jerry Angers stepping down as varsity football coach

BREAKING: Glen Lake Schools has confirmed that varsity football coach Jerry Angers is stepping down from his position.

LEELANAU COUNTY -- One of the most successful coaches in northern Michigan high school football is stepping back from the game as a head coach. Glen Lake schools announced Monday that varsity football coach Jerry Angers would be leaving his position that he's held with the Lakers for the past 11 yea...

History was made Wednesday night in Bellaire!
01/23/2020
Bellaire Eagles end multiple Snowbird streaks in league win over St. Mary

History was made Wednesday night in Bellaire!

ANTRIM COUNTY -- A lot of history was up for grabs on Wednesday night in the Bellaire high school gymnasium. Entering the evening both the Eagles and Gaylord St. Mary Snowbirds were 6-0 in the Ski Valley Conference but in a way the game was much more important than just this year's victories. Gaylor...

Glen Lake takes the first step towards a repeat conference title with win over Kingsley on Tuesday.
01/22/2020
Glen Lake takes round one against Kingsley in NW girls race

Glen Lake takes the first step towards a repeat conference title with win over Kingsley on Tuesday.

LEELANAU COUNTY -- For the past five years the Northwest Conference girls basketball race has been decided by two teams, that being Glen Lake and Kingsley. The Lakers have won three of the last four titles with the Stags breaking that streak up back in 2018. The two met up for the first time this se...

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No coverage of St Francis football tonight, on the #hometownhighlights?? What’s up with that?
Hey, you could have at least gotten the MSU score right!!
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