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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Warriors Make Statement Upsets Ubly

Thumb Tailgater Sports had quite a game on Wednesday night as we closed out the 2009 year with a bang! The North Huron Warriors pulled off an upset over the Ubly Bearcats in high school boys basketball action. Warriors hung in for the thrilling furious closing seconds securing a rebound to seal the win 49-47.
Some unofficial stats:
Sean Clancy made 21 points, along with 7 rebounds, where 3 of those shots were three pointers, and also had a exclamation slam dunk on the night for North Huron. However that celebratory dunk gave the Ubly Bearcats a nice wide open three pointer by Justin Cleary who closed the gap on North Huron in the closing seconds of the game. Sean Clacy did answer back by making two key free throws for North Huron to hold the lead. But Ubly's Adam Glaza tied the game at 47-47, after swooshing a three pointer with about :14 seconds left.
Then quickly Erik Dhyse got the inbounds play and zipped the ball to an open Kevin Rice for the layup and the 49-47 lead and game winner.
The Bearcats leading scorers were Justin Cleary who had 9 points which were all three pointers. Tyler Kubacki had 12 points & 9 rebounds for Ubly. Steven Weber was an important part of the Ubly comeback in the 4th quarter with 8 points and 8 rebounds. Adam Glaza dropped in 11 points which three were from 3 point range for the Bearcats.
But North Huron had shooting threats from junior Erik Dhyse who threw in 16 points and came down with six rebounds. Cory Babiszewski also contributed with 10 points where at least two of those shots were key in holding the lead late in the 4th, for the Warriors.
The game ended where Ubly had a chance to tie it up but after two to three straight shot attempts in front of the net, the ball just would not fall into the hoop, and the Warriors came down with the rebound and held onto as time ran out. North Huron remains undefeated at 4-0, while Ubly got their first loss and fall to 3-1 overall in this early basketball season.

Special thanks to Thumb Tailgater Sports stat keeper & director Mike Smith, executive producer & color commentator "Mad Dogg" Mark D, and Internet Engineer Adam Filkins of "Insource Technological Computer Service".
Also a very special thank you to the Original Thumb Tailgaters themselves - Paul Adams     - Huron Daily Tribune & Chris Ogryski     - Huron County Press. They came on for the halftime show.

In another game that may have started the rebirth of a rivalry in the NCTL next season, was the comeback victory for the Deckerville Eagles over the Carsonville-Pt Sanilac Tigers 53 - 50, earlier on Wednesday afternoon at CPS High School.
Deckerville was down by 11 points heading into the 4th quarter. Top scorers for the Eagles were Scott Gobie with 19 points; John Decker 14, & Kyle Rich had 7.
For the Tigers, leading scorers were Hayden Adams with 12 points, Steve Koehler 11, and Ryan Davis with 9 points. Deckerville with the victory gained their first win of the season.
Special thanks to Tyler Gifford for the Deckerville @ CPS update. Tyler will be reporting updates of  Deckerville boys & girls basketball games.

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Wednesday Night Hoopla!


Thumb Tailgater Sports presents a live internet audio webcast of high school boys basketball - North Huron vs Ubly. It pits the North Central Thumb League versus the Greater Thumb Conference! Coverage starts at 7pm.

Wednesday Night Games:
BOYS
North Huron 49, vs Ubly 47 - Thumb Tailgater Sports - Webcast
Deckerville 53, @ Carsonville-Port Sanilac 50
St.Clair 55, Richmond 49 - 2 OT

Harry C. Moore Holiday Tournament @ Capac High
Marlette 52,  Brown City 38 - Consolation
Capac 46, vs  North Branch 48- Championship Game

St.Clair County Holiday Classic Tournament
Yale 36,  vs  Allen Park Cabrini 46 - Championship Game

GIRLS
Bad Axe High School - Edward Jones Holiday Tournament
North Huron 51, vs Caro 28 - Consolation Game
Bad Axe 31,  vs  Gladwin 51 - Championship Game

Harry C. Moore Holiday Tournament @ North Branch High
North Branch vs Capac
Brown City 49, vs Marlette 27 - Championship

St.Clair County Holiday Classic Tournament
Yale 60, vs Macomb Lutheran North 51

Sandusky 54, vs  Richmond 26

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Roudball Action In Thumb Area

An interesting match up tonight in high school thumb area girls basketball. Port Hope hosts Ubly tonight. Plus NCTL league game between Peck @ Kingston to tip off tonight also. Thumb Tailgater Sports also has a hopeful good boys basketball game for Wednesday night - North Huron vs Ubly. Coverage will begin at 7pm.

Tuesday Night Games
GIRLS
Port Hope 39, vs Ubly 34 - Check out reports from Huron Daily Tribune Sports Blog & Huron County Press Sports Blog

Kingston 52, vs Peck 35

Bad Axe High School - Edward Jones Holiday Tournament
Gladwin 66,  North Huron 33
Bad Axe 34, vs Caro 24

BOYS
Harry C. Moore Tournament @ Capac High School
North Branch 50,  Brown City 36
Capac 59, vs Marlette 57

St.Clair County Holiday Classic Tournament @ Yale High
Yale 54,  Marysville 51
Allen Park Cabrini beat Lutheran North

Mt.Pleasant Sacred Heart 53, vs Bay City All Saints 38

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Holiday Games & Tournaments

The Holiday week has a few entertaining high school basketball games taking place, starting tonight with the Harry C. Moore Basketball Tournament. The girl games will be played at North Branch and boys teams will be at Capac. The tournament runs from Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Tuscola County Sports Blog will be tracking of those games. 
The Bad Axe Holiday Girls Basketball Tournament also tips off this Tuesday. I am sure that the Huron Daily Tribune & Huron County Press Sports crews will be out covering that event. There are also a couple other individual games going on to. 
And BWAC school Yale High School hosts and plays in the St.Clair County Holiday Classic Tournament.

Monday Night Games:
GIRLS
Harry C. Moore Tournament @ North Branch High School
Marlette vs Capac
Brown City 39, @ North Branch 29
Consolation & Championship Games: Wed.12 noon & 1:30pm

Tuesday Night, St.Clair County Tournament @ Yale High School 
GIRLS
Port Huron Northern 51, vs Lutheran North 39
Marysville 66, @ Yale 57 - 6pm

BOYS
Allen Park Cabrini vs Lutheran North - 4pm
Marysville @ Yale - 8pm
Girls/Boys Consolation & Championship Games -Wed. Start at 2pm

Tuesday Night Games
BOYS
Harry C. Moore Tournament @ Capac High School
Brown City vs North Branch - 6pm
Marlette @ Capac - 7:30pm
Consolation & Championship Games: Wed. 6pm & 7:30pm

Bay City All Saints @ Mt.Pleasant Sacred Heart

Tuesday Night Games
GIRLS
Bad Axe High School - "Edward Jones" Holiday Xmas Tournament
North Huron vs Gladwin - 5pm
Bad Axe vs Caro - 7pm
Consolation & Championship Games: Wed. 5 & 7pm

Ubly @ Port Hope
Kingston vs Peck

Wednesday Night Games
GIRLS
Richmond @ Sandusky

BOYS - Wednesday Games
Carsonville-Port Sanilac vs Deckerville - 4pm
Ubly @ North Huron - Thumb Tailgater Sports Webcast - 7pm

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Game Of The Week - North Huron vs Ubly

Thumb Tailgater Sports presents thumb area high school boys basketball action this Wednesday night, December 30th. A live internet audio webcast starting at 7pm, featuring the North Huron Warriors vs Ubly Bearcats! Both teams are undefeated thus far, and it has been a while since these schools have met on the floor. This holiday entertainment bestows us a "David vs Goliath" type battle between the North Central Thumb League & Greater Thumb Conference.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all, and may God Bless You.





Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bad Axe defeats Marlette at the Palace

Bad Hatchets defeated the Marlette Red Raiders 41-26, in high school boys basketball action on Wednesday afternoon at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Thumb Tailgater Sports wants to especially thank Tamara Mires, a representative of Palace Sports & Entertainment, who help get us coordinated for our live audio webcast. The hospitality the staff showed us was magnificent! It was an awesome experience to be so close to courtside to call a game where the Detroit Pistons play. Unfortunately for Thumb Tailgater Sports our request to have Joe Dumars to join us was turned down as he had a busy schedule.
Just like our play by play skills...our photography needs some work!















I do believe one of the officials was former Head Coach of the Ubly Lady Bearcats, Brent Wehner



Bad Axe Head Coach Jim Quinn

Marlette Head Coach Chris Storm



Hatchet & Red Raider Fans

Eddie Fury & "Mad Dogg" Mark

Stat Keeper & Director Mike Smith


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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Marlette vs Bad Axe @ Palace Auburn Hills Live Webcast!



Thumb Tailgater Sports got the confirmation to do the live audio webcast of the Marlette vs Bad Axe boys high school basketball game at the Palace of Auburn Hills. 
The game is tomorrow - Wednesday, December 23rd. Coverage starts at 2pm for a quick pre-game show!!

Game Link Webcast

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Tuesday Tailgater Show & Hoops Action


The Thumb Tailgaters Sportsline Live Show starts at 7pm, Tuesday night. It's a recap of the last week and the upcoming week of some thumb area games and holiday tournaments.
Call or leave a voice mail for comments or questions on our show at the sportsline #, 810-476-4680.
Or get a Skype account to send us text messages.
Plus there is plenty of hoops action on tap for Tuesday night to!

Tuesday Night Games:
BOYS
*Pioneer Sugar Tournament Games played at Peck High School
*CPS 43 vs Harbor Beach 61 - Pioneer Sugar Tournament Championship
*Peck 48 vs Cros-Lex 56 - Pioneer Sugar Tournament Consolation Game
Deckerville 30 vs Sandusky 64
Vassar 54, vs Caro 48
Bay City All Saints 51, vs Saginaw Nouvel 43
Ubly 73, vs USA 60 - Chris Ogryski, Huron County Press

GIRLS
Harbor Beach 65, CPS 34 - Championship, Pioneer Sugar Tournament 
*Peck 26 vs Cros-Lex 50- Consolation Game, Pioneer Sugar Tournament 
Sandusky 57, @ Deckerville 28 - Paul Adams, Huron Daily Tribune


Scores Courtesy of: Huron Daily Tribune, MLive.com, Huron County Press, WTGV 97.7fm


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Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday Thumb Area Basketball Games

Monday Night Games

BOYS
Harbor Beach 54, vs Cros-Lex  44- Pioneer Sugar Thumb Xmas Tournament @ H.Beach
CPS 42, Peck 28 - Pioneer Sugar Thumb Xmas Tournament @ H.Beach
Memphis 55,  vs  Richmond 85 - Port Huron Times Herald Sports 
Saginaw Arts & Science 64, Caseville 41

GIRLS
Harbor Beach 49, vs Cros-Lex 26 - Pioneer Sugar Xmas Tournament @ H.Beach
CPS 61, Peck 41 - Pioneer Sugar Xmas Tournament @ H.Beach
Bay City All Saints 36,  vs  Mayville 48
Akron-Fairgrove 39, @ Owen-Gage 38 - MLive.com Report
Atherton High 43, vs Dryden 11
Port Hope 46, vs North Huron 33 - Covered by Paul Adams, Huron Daily Tribune Sports. Newspaper will have a full report of this game in Tuesday edition.
Caseville 26, Saginaw Arts & Science 19

Thanks to Paul Adams - Huron Daily Tribune Sports, MLive.com, Port Huron Times Herald

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Thumb Tailgater Sportsline Show Live!

This weeks Thumb Tailgater Sports Show Live!, will be on this Tuesday, December 22nd, starting live at 7pm. You can call and leave a message or try to call in live on the Sportsline # - 810-476-4680. Or leave a email message.

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Hoping for Bad Axe & Marlette Bball @ Palace

Thumb Tailgater Sports is still awaiting word from the Palace Sports & Entertainment staff if we will have clearance to cover and stream live audio on the internet the Marlette vs Bad Axe boys basketball game on Wednesday, December 23rd, at 2pm. This game will be played at the Palace of Auburn Hills. Yes the very same place where the Pistons play.
Thumb Tailgater Sportsline Show Live!, is being moved to Tuesday night this week starting at 7pm. Call live or leave a message at 810-476-4680.
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Friday Roundball


It is a major buffet of thumb area high school basketball action on Friday night! Just a week away from Christmas Day and some thumb area teams have been good and hope to make Santa's list. Ol' Saint Nick will be checking it twice to see who will get a victory underneath the tree before most schools go on their holiday break, while others will stick around delivering the gift of local sports entertainment!

Friday Night Games:
BOYS
Armada 60, vs Brown City 52
Akron-Fairgrove 70, vs Dryden 38
CPS 75, vs Port Hope 36
Kingston 62,  Caseville 31
North Huron 65, vs Memphis 50
Owen-Gage 41 @ Peck 69
Caro 54 @ Millington 64 - WIDL 92.1fm, Caro, MI
North Branch 57 vs Essexville-Garber 39

GIRLS
Mayville 28 vs Reese 64
Sandusky 59, vs USA 32
Harbor Beach 56, vs Bad Axe 33
Marlette defeated Cass City ??
Ubly 38 vs Lakers 56
Vassar 58, vs Buena Vista 48
Caro 27 @ Millington 36 - WIDL 92.1fm, Caro, MI
North Branch 44 vs Essexville-Garber 37

Thanks to Huron Daily Tribune, MLive.com, Huron County Press, Port Times Herald.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Thursday Thumb Hoops

Thumb Tailgater Sports brings another exciting cross conference boys basketball game, with streaming live audio on the internet! It's the Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Lakers versus Ubly Bearcats. 
Live webcast coverage starts at 7pm. Paul Adams, sportswriter of the Huron Daily Tribune will be our special guest for the pre-game & halftime shows. And Chris Ogryski, Editor of the Huron County Press will keep us updated on his report of the Harbor Beach @ Bad Axe boys game. The Thumb Tailgater Sports Network are in full force on this titanic Thursday night of boys & girls hoops action!!

Thursday Night Games:
BOYS
Ubly 50,  @  Lakers  47 - Thumb Tailgater Sports & Paul Adams, Huron Daily Tribune
Harbor Beach 69, @ Bad Axe 49- Chris Ogryski - Huron County Press
Unionville-Sebewaing  46, vs  Sandusky 53
Marlette 58, @ Cass City 55
Reese 72, vs Mayville 21

GIRLS
Brown City 59, @ Armada 42
Cros-Lex 42 @ Richmond 32
Capac 21  vs  Almont  41
Yale 50, vs Imlay City 35
Akron-Fairgrove 24 @ Dryden 29
CPS 30 vs Port Hope 41
North Huron 40, @ Memphis 51
Owen-Gage 47, @ Peck 40
Kingston 65, vs Caseville 25

Scores courtesy of: Huron Daily Tribune, Tuscola County Sports Blog, Huron County Press Sports, WJRT TV 12, Mlive.com, "Coaches Take", Christian Selich - 92.1fm
Please post any other scores in our comments section. Thank You!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Wrestling Results

Marlette Red Raiders get 2 big league wins in the Greater Thumb Conference.

Saginaw Nouvel 31
Marlette 45

Marlette 84
Brown City 0

From the Bad Axe tri-match:
EPBP 40, Vassar 24
EPBP 48, Bad Axe 36
Bad Axe 48, Vassar 30


Thanks to Paul P.


Please submit sports scores to adam.filkins@thumbtailgater.com and we'll post them!

Wild Wednesday Basketball


Girls basketball action in the Thumb Area on a wild Wednesday night.
Tomorrow on Thursday night, Thumb Tailgater Sports will have more boys hoops live on the internet webcast of the Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Lakers versus the Ubly Bearcats basketball game. Paul Adams, sportswriter of the Huron Daily Tribune will join us for the pre-game & halftime show.


Wednesday Games:
GIRLS
Sandusky 54, @ Vassar 39
Harbor Beach 43, @ Cass City 24
Mayville 44  @  Lakers 52
Bad Axe 40 vs Marlette 57
Bay City All Saints 59, vs Ubly 24

BOYS
Millington 68, Imlay City 56

Scores Courtesy of:  MLive.com, Huron Daily Tribune, WJRT TV 12, Huron County Press & Thumb Area A.D. & Coaches & Fans. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday H.S. Hoops & Live Game Webcast


Thumb Tailgater Sports features live high school boys basketball! Streaming live on the internet on Tuesday night it is the Sandusky Redskins vs Vassar Vulcans. Both teams are undefeated thus far in this cross conference battle of the Greater Thumb East versus the Greater Thumb West! Coverage starts at 7pm.
Live Game Webcast Link


Tuesday Games:
BOYS
Vassar 49 @ Sandusky 47 - Thumb Tailgater Sports Live Webcast
Brown City 35, @  Almont 33
USA 64, @ Deckerville 45 - Paul Adams, Huron Daily Tribune
Harbor Beach 51 vs Cass City 32
Mayville 40 vs Lakers 72
Bay City All Saints 52 vs Carrollton 54
Capac 51,  @  Peck 37
North Huron 56 vs Akron-Fairgrove 46
CPS 52 @ Kingston 53 - OT
Owen-Gage vs Caseville - ppd
Ubly 56, @ Reese 53 - Chris Ogryski, Huron County Press Sports 
Memphis vs Dryden ??
North Branch 58  vs  Armada 64

GIRLS
Cros-Lex 48  vs  Yale 54
Capac 34 @ Algonac 48
Imlay City 50,  vs  Richmond 40
Caro 58, vs Bay City John Glenn 49 - OT

*Scores Courtesy of: Tuscola County Sports Blog, Huron County Press, Mlive.com, Huron Daily Tribune, WJRT TV 12
Report scores to the blog in our comments section. Thank You!
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Monday, December 14, 2009

Monday Live Tailgater Show & H.S. Hoops!


Thumb Tailgater Sports Show is on live tonight at 7pm. Special guest tonight will be WLEW Cruise 102.1fm Sports play by play dude - Rick Glaza. He will give us his insight on this years winter sports season. We encourage you to call and leave a message on our sportsline #, 810-476-4680. Or email us with any questions or comments. Go to the Thumb Tailgater Sports website to get to the live link. Or click here to our streaming host site.

Thumb Tailgater Sports will be covering two boys basketball games this week. Sandsuky vs Vassar on Tuesday, and Lakers vs Ubly this Thursday. Coverage starts at 7pm for both games.
There is also plenty of thumb area high school basketball action to!

Monday Night Games

GIRLS
Bay City All Saints 23 @ Carrollton 67
North Huron 72,  vs  Caseville 35
Owen-Gage 31 vs Port Hope 55
Memphis 67,  vs Peck 32
Dryden 27 vs Kingston 56
Bad Axe 40 @ Mayville 51

*Thanks to Huron Daily Tribune, MLive.com, Huron County Press, Tuscola County Sports Blog, Port Huron Times Herald, Thumb Area A.D.'s & Coaches.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Friday Night Fast Break


Friday Hoops:
BOYS
Brown City 58, vs Imlay City 44
Bad Axe 60, @ Yale 48
CPS 62, vs Akron-Fairgrove 35
North Huron 66 @ Kingston 42
Owen-Gage 53  @  Memphis 60
Port Hope 34 vs  Peck 63
Dryden 67, vs Caseville 43
Caro 50  @  North Branch 66
Millington 50 @ Birch Run 64
Croswell-Lexington 39 vs Lake Fenton 51- Saturday

GIRLS
Deckerville 60, @  Capac 37
Mayville 50, @ Cass City 38
Sandusky 65  @  Lakers 33
Marlette 41 @ Reese 67
USA 56, vs Ubly 34
Caro 24  @  North Branch  56
Millington 37 @ Birch Run 49

*Scores are courtesy of Huron Daily Tribune, Huron County Press, Mlive.com, Port Huron Times Herald, Area Schools & Athletic Directors, and the Thumb Tailgater Fans!



**National Championship For Michigan!
Let's not forget about watching the Grand Valley State Lakers go for another national college football Division 2 Championship on Saturday against Northwest Missouri. The game will be televised on EPSN 2 - Saturday, 1pm, in Florence, Alabama. The Lakers got there by playing in a playoff system. A playoff in college football!?!? What a great and new concept!
More Info on Grand Valley State can be found at M Live.com

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thursday H.S. Hoops


The Original Thumb Tailgaters "Live Sports Show" debuted live on the internet, Wednesday night at 8:30pm. It was basically a test of the new system with our new streaming host. Things went very well. You can find the archive of the show here. The show will be a weekly live show.
The next show is Monday at 7pm, live! Also enabled is the ability to takes call during the live show.
We have a Sportsline # to call in - 810-476-4680.
Or email your questions or comments at thumbtailgater@gmail.com.

Plenty of thumb area high school hoops action tonight!

BOYS

Sandusky 56,  EPBP Lakers 51
Cass City 56,  Mayville 41
Harbor Beach 48, @  USA 34
Reese 72,  Marlette 70 - O.T.

GIRLS
Brown City 55 @  Imlay City 26
Kingston 55,  Akron-Fairgrove 48
Carsonville-Pt Sanilac 49, @ Owen-Gage 33
North Huron @ Peck - postponed
Port Hope 51,  vs  Dryden 9
Memphis 66 @  Caseville 17

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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Wednesday Night Hoop Scores

Girls:
Ubly vs Reese - Postponed
Deckerville 54, EPBP Lakers 52 - Thanks Paul Adams, Huron Daily Tribune
Sandusky 62, Cass City 25
Harbor Beach 61, Unionville-Sebewaing 36
Mayville vs Bad Axe - Game Postponed
Vassar 58, Marlette 48
North Branch 47,  Lapeer West 45 - OT

Boys:
Bay City All Saints 72, Bay City John Glenn 60
Yale 68,  Brown City 61









Thumb Tailgater Sports Show Debuts Tonight

The new live Thumb Tailgater Sports Show debuts tonight! Log on at 8:30pm live on the internet for the webcast. E-mail us with any questions or comments. We will also give out info on how to text us live via "Skype", and we will have a Thumb Tailgater Sports call line to. We may have a guest come on tonight to. The show will be live and then archived later for you to listen again anytime. The show hosts are Eddie Fury, Adam "12" Filkins, & Mark "Mad Dogg" Dimon.

Thumb Tailgater Sports Show Streaming Host Site

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Blizzard Blasts Thumb Area Games

Well at about 11:30pm Tuesday night the snow started falling...and then fell more and more. The storm dropped a couple inches of good snowman making powder. But by about 2:45-3:00am this early Wednesday morning (yes I was still up trolling the internet) the power went out in my neck of the woods and most of Deckerville. I fell asleep by 4:30am, and when I was waken up by my three loud and joyful kids after learning school was canceled at 7:00am, power was restored at my home and the west side of town.
Thus, apparently also out is the Thumb Tailgater Sports game of the night in Ubly. It was to pit the Greater Thumb East vs Greater Thumb West - Ubly vs Reese. From what I have read and talked to other sportswriters aficionados, the Reese Lady Rockets are the "real deal". School was closed due to the snow storm that hit. So the girls basketball game is also canceled.
So now the door is open for Thumb Tailgater Sports to debut our new live weekly show tonight! The show will also be archived to listen to later. We suggest getting a "skype" account so you text us live or email us with any comments or questions. We will give you the info on the skype text link on the show live tonight.
The live show starts at 8:30pm tonight at our new streaming host site. 

Thumb Tailgater Sports Streaming Host Site Link

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Wednesday Night Wild H.S. Basketball

Thumb Tailgater Sports debuts a new streaming host! The Wednesday night game between Ubly Lady Bearcats & Reese Lady Rockets will be the launching debut of our new and personal live internet webcast. We will attempt live stat updates & more with this new streaming host. As usual all games will be archived for your listening at anytime.

New Streaming Host Site

Wednesday Night Hoops:
GIRLS

Deckerville vs Lakers
Ubly vs Reese
Harbor Beach vs USA
Mayville vs Bad Axe
Sandusky vs Cass City
Marlette vs Vassar
North Branch vs Lapeer West

BOYS
Brown City vs Yale

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Tuesday Thumb Area Hoops

So the major technical issues we had was the laptop going down...it went down hard to! It was a lesson learned, we had a back up laptop before we were able to determine that the #1 laptop just would not let us connect to the streaming host site. That was after going through all the steps. It was my fault, sorry.
The issues were worked out and we should be good to go tomorrow night with the girls basketball game between Ubly & Reese. I am very, very, SORRY!
By the way you will like the new streaming host we will be using Wednesday Night! Very innovative and more personal. I think you will like it.

Tuesday Night Games:
BOYS
EPBP Lakers 75, Deckerville 58
Bad Axe 44,  Mayville 29
Sandusky 53,  @ Cass City 41
Vassar 44, vs Marlette 25
Croswell-Lexington 55 @ Caro 60
Capac 75,  vs  Macomb Lutheran North High 69
Imlay City 46 @ North Branch 58
Akron-Fairgrove 36 vs Arenac Eastern 65
Kingston 45 vs Marine City Cardinal Mooney 74
New Life Christian 41, Port Hope 27
Owen-Gage 55,  Saginaw Arts & Sciences 47

GIRLS
Brown City 65, vs Yale51
Croswell-Lexington 47, vs Caro 30
Capac @ Lutheran High
Owen-Gage defeated Saginaw Arts & Sciences


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Monday, December 7, 2009

Thumb Area Basketball Gets Into Full Gear

The season really gets going this week as the high school boys basketball games debut this week, joining the girls season games that started last week.
Thumb Tailgater Sports starts the coverage streaming live on the internet of the audio webcast, of the boys with the Deckerville Eagles @ Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Lakers, this Tuesday, Dec.8th. The Eagles are still holding the grudge of the loss they suffered during the football season at the Lakers 50th Anniversary High School celebration, where they got pounded 40-7, on September 25th. Deckerville looks for revenge on that loss this Tuesday night on the hard court. Pre-Game show on Thumb Tailgater Sports starts at 7pm! 
Even more bonus coverage this week also in girls basketball as Thumb Tailgater Sports on the following night, Wednesday, Dec.9th, live on the internet of the Reese Lady Rockets @ Ubly Lady Bearcats! Pre-Game Show starts at 7pm.
It is a great week of action that kicks off tonight and into the whole week!!

Monday Games:
GIRLS
CPS 48,  vs  Dryden 37
North Huron 57, vs Owen-Gage 28
Memphis 60  @  Kingston 44
Akron-Fairgrove 49, vs Caseville 35
Millington 52, vs Lakeville 39
Bay City All Saints 34, Saginaw Buena Vista 60
Imlay City 65 vs  International Academy of Flint 23
OMG! Arenac Eastern 58, Oscoda 0

BOYS
Armada 75, @ Memphis 61
Pinconning 49,  Bay City All Saints 47
Millington 64, vs Otisville-Lakeville 59

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Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Night Fever H.S. Basketball


Thumb Area High School Girls Basketball gets into more gear tonight. Our sports friends on the radio dial at WIDL "Mix" 92.1 FM bounces in with their debut coverage of hoops for the 2009 - 2010 season tonight. The crew will open with the Mayville Lady Wildcats vs Unionville-Sebewaing Lady Patriots.
The coverage on 92.1fm starts at 6:45pm.

Thumb Area Girls H.S. Hoops:
Unionville-Sebewaing 34  @  Mayville 52 - WIDL 92.1fm
Deckerville 42  vs  Bad Axe 32
EPBP Lakers 43  @  Marlette 67
Brown City 61 vs  Cass City 27
Reese 53  @  Harbor Beach 28
Birch Run 39  vs  Vassar 53
North Huron 55  @  Dryden 16

Memphis 50  vs  Port Hope 47
Caseville 28  @  Carsonville-Port Sanilac 49
Kingston 62  vs  Owen-Gage 34
Akron-Fairgrove 47 vs  Peck 40
Croswell-Lexington (0-1)  vs  Landmark Academy
Imlay City 65 @ Otisville Lakeville Memorial 26
North Branch 37  vs  Frankenmuth 42
Caro 52  @  Bridgeport 49
Millington 31  @  Essexville-Garber 46

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Thursday, December 3, 2009

THURSDAY THUMB H.S. HOOPS

Not much action in thumb area girls basketball tonight, but there will be a full slate to come Friday. Stay tuned to what thumb area high school boys basketball game that Thumb Tailgater Sports will open the season with.

"Tip Off Tournament" Consolation Game
Pinconning 50,  Bay City All Saints 43

Sandusky  59,  Yale  22

Capac 52,  New Life Christian 27

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

H.S. Basketball Season Game Of The Night

Thumb Tailgater Sports starts coverage of thumb area basketball streaming live audio on the internet!! Croswell-Lexington Lady Pioneers @ Sandusky Lady Redskins.
Click the graphic below to go our website and live audio cast.




Optional second link : EZ Stream Link 

Other Girls Games On Tap Tonight
Sandusky  60,  Croswell-Lexington 38

Essexville-Garber 61,  Bay City All Saints 35
Vassar 57,  Millington  20
Ubly 50,  Cass City  42
Brown City  48,  Lakers  36
Marlette  49, Unionville-Sebewaing  46
Reese 70, Linden 43
Arenac Eastern  58, Akron-Fairgrove  10
Deckerville 59,  CPS 38
Almont  56,  Dryden 12
Capac 56,  Peck 29
North Branch 41, Imaly City  40

College Basketball
CMU 78,  Chicago St. 42 (Former USA School standout athlete Jordan Bitzer 12pt, 5 reb., 3 ass. - also made the WNEW TV 5 Late Night News)
North Carolina 89, Michigan State 82

















Saturday, November 28, 2009

H.S. Basketball Season Starts This Week


The high school basketball season starts this Monday in the Thumb Area.
Thumb Tailgater Sports will kick off the coverage with the Croswell-Lexington Lady Pioneers at the Sandusky Lady Redskins, this Tuesday, Dec.1st at the Thumb Dome in Sandusky.

Pre-game is set for 7pm. Streaming live on the internet!! The link to the live audio cast will be posted soon.

Thumb Tailgater Sports will mainly focus on the boys basketball games, but we will get a few girls basketball games throughout this season.

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Friday, November 27, 2009

MHSAA State Football Finals

The Michigan High School Athletic Association High School Football State Finals are Friday & Saturday.
The link to the official game scores, stats and start times can be found at the MHSAA website.
The website has links to the live audio stream and Fox Sports video stream of the games.

Friday Games:

*Division 8 - Beal City 41, Crystal Falls Forest Park  23
*Division 2 - Lowell 27,  Inkster  6
*Division 6 - Montague 24,  Monroe St.Mary Catholic Central 21
*Division 4 - Marshall 42,  Three Rivers  28

Saturday Games:
Division 7 - Traverse City St.Francis 42,  Hudson 8
Division 1 - Detroit Catholic Central  31, Sterling Heights Stevenson  21
Division 5 - Jackson Lumen Christi 42,  Clare  7
Division 3 - East Grand Rapids 24,  Orchard Lake St.Mary's  21

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

MHSAA High School Football Semi-Final Scores

First off, congratulations to the North Branch Lady Broncos volleyball team for winning the Class B State Title! The Broncos defeated Delton Kellogg, 25-19, 30-28, 25-23.

A great job to the Thumb Area teams; Ubly & Millington for making it this far in the playoffs. It is hard enough alone to survive the first & second rounds. It was a great thrill to cover the many teams in action this football season, along with all the teams we were able to cover live through the playoffs. Thumb Tailgater Sports will announce soon if we decide to keep this great experiment going through the winter season.
We want to especially thank all who have supported us from the start, you know who you are and from the bottom of hearts...Thank You!!

Final Scores High School Football Semi-Finals
Division 1
SF1: Detroit Catholic Central 31, Holt 0
SF2: Sterling Heights Stevenson 37, Clarkston 35

Division 2
SF1: Lowell 35, Birmingham Brother Rice 14
SF2: Inkster 12, Warren DeLaSalle 3

Division 3
SF1: East Grand Rapids 43, Ogemaw Heights 8
SF2: Orchard Lake St Mary's 44, DeWitt 27

Division 4
SF1: Three Rivers 14, Saginaw Swan Valley 10
SF2: Marshall 47, Marine City 16

Division 5
SF1: Clare 27, Millington 14
SF2: Jackson Lumen Christi 42, Muskegon Heights 18

Division 6
SF1: Montague 47, Ithaca 16
SF2: Monroe St Mary Catholic Central 17, Constantine 14

Division 7
SF1: Traverse City St Francis 34, Ravenna 7
SF2: Hudson 26, Ubly 6

Division 8
SF1: Crystal Falls Forest Park 20, Frankfort 0
SF2: Beal City 14, Muskegon Catholic Central 7

Finals Time & Date
Friday, November 27
Division 8-- 10 a.m.
Division 2 -- 1 p.m.
Division 6 --4:30 p.m.
Division 4 --7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 28
Division 7 --10 a.m.
Division 1 --1 p.m.
Division 5 --4:30 p.m.
Division 3 --7:30 p.m

All games will streamed live on the internet. Go to MHSAA website or to EZ Stream for the links.
Fox Sports Detroit will also be broadcasting the games on television.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Ubly vs Hudson - Live Stream Internet Link


Final Score: Hudson 26, Ubly 6

If that link does not work, try here - EZ Stream Link
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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Great Legend, Ubly Coach Herp Passes Away



Former Ubly Head Coach Gerry Herp passed away today, Thursday, November 19, 2009.
More information from the family can be found on the website - www.coachherp.com .
Funeral arrangements will also be announced at the website. Arrangements are being handled by the Zinger-Smigielski Funeral Home in Ubly, MI.



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Deckerville Lady Eagles Fall

The Deckerville volleyball team lost to Auburn Hills Oakland Christian, in the Class D Quarterfinals at Fenton High School, three straight games:  25-14,  25-22,  26-24.
Check the Huron Daily Tribune Sports Blog as Sportswriter Paul Adams will have his late breaking report.

There was some good news though for Thumb area fans of volleyball. Marlette Lady Red Raiders moved on into the Class C State Semi-finals with a victory over Allen Park Cabrini, 25-17, 27-25, 25-15.
Marlette will take on Raveena, this Friday at 2pm.

And let's not forget North Branch who in Class B action took down Marysville, 25-21, 25-17, 25-22.
The Lady Broncos will go up against Cadillac, this Friday at 5:30pm.

The Semi-finals & State Finals all take place at the Kellog Arena in Battle Creek.
MHSAA Time & Dates





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Monday, November 16, 2009

Thumb Area Football Teams In State Semi-Finals

Ubly & Millington are the two Thumb area teams that still remain in the MHSAA High School Football Playoffs. The local media coverage will be there to cover both of these teams. Thumb Tailgater Sports is audio casting the Ubly vs Hudson game, streaming live on the internet.

Millington vs Clare - At Midland Community Stadium: Sat. Nov.21, 1pm

*Live on 92.1fm, WIDL, Caro, MI
*Tuscola County Advertiser 

Ubly vs Hudson - At Ortonville-Brandon High School: Sat. Nov.21, 1pm
*Thumb Tailgater Sports - Coverage starts 12 noon

*WLEW Cruise 102.1fm, Bad Axe, MI 
*Huron County Press
*Huron Daily Tribune
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ubly Wins And Heads To State Division 7 Semi-Finals


Ubly Bearcats defeated Petersburgh-Summerfield Bulldogs to win a Regional Championship in Division 7, winning 42-20 in a hard fought game. The Ubly 1st string played the entire game. It was a good test for their offense and defense tonight.
Ubly was able to get some good time consuming touchdowns by once again grinding it on ground. However we saw signs of a few good passing plays, and the secondary Ubly defense was on high alert against the potent pass threat of the Petersburgh-Summerfield Bulldog offense. There a sweet 60 yard TD pass from #3 QB Matt Hewitt to #8 Eric Cogan.
Hewitt had about 260 yards passing yards in the game, and all those passes led to three TD's and were to his favorite receiver, Eric Cogan for the Bulldogs. Cogan graduates this year but Hewitt is a junior and returns next year. He had almost over 1800 yards passing for the season! Matt Hewitt also plays defense as a DB intercepting a Ubly pass at the 3yard line, but a couple plays later Hewitt threw an INT to. The player who intercepted...was Ubly's QB Adam Glaza!
However it was Ubly who gained about 470 yards rushing on the ground, with Justin Cleary the workhorse gaining about 165 yards with 20 carries. We also the glimpsed of the future of the backfield with Bret Cleary getting a few touches. But it was Jordan Terassi who lead with rushing for about 187 yards on only 10 carries including back to back big runs to plow into the endzone finishing with 2 touchdowns on the night.

Photo Courtesy From Paul Adams, Huron Daily Tribune
See Huron Daily Tribune Sports Blog for more pics and more game recap.


Ubly will face off against Hudson next Saturday afternoon 1pm at Ortonville Brandon High School.
Thumb Tailgater Sports will also be streaming that game live on the internet starting at high 12 noon!! 

On the other side of the Division 7 Semi-Final it will be Travis City St.Francis taking on Ravenna who defeated Merrill...77-49! That game will be played at Ferris State University on Saturday afternoon.



Millington was take on Clare in the Division 5 Semi-finals in Midland on Saturday at 1pm. Clare defeated Menominee 20-7.


Other MHSAA time and dates for the State Semi-Finals. 


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Friday, November 13, 2009

Live Internet Stream Link - Ubly vs Petersburgh-Summerfield

Tomorrow is the big day! Thumb Tailgater Sports will be broadcasting live on the internet for the Ubly vs Petersburgh-Summerfield, Division 7 Regional, MHSAA high school playoff football game.
We will start at about 5:45pm live from the Ubly IGA Express Tailgate Party which starts at 4pm. We will have many special guests for the Thumb Tailgater Pre-Game Show!

Click on the graphic link below for the live stream audio cast.


Leave a message at our email address and say hello!



Regional Final Scores Of Thumb Area Team Interest

Division 7 Regionals:
R 3: Hudson 42, Mendon 41 (2 O.T.) - Game was covered and blogged at the Huron County Press Sports Blog
Hudson faces the winner of the Region 4, Ubly vs Petersburgh-Summerfield game. (Saturday, 7pm)

R 1: Travis City St.Francis 28, Ispheming 20 (O.T.)
Travis City St.Francis faces the winner of Region 2, Merrill @ Raveena game. (Saturday, 1pm)

Division 5 Regionals:
R 1: Millington 22, Ovid-Elsie 21 - Millington faces winner of Region 2 Game.
R 2: Menominee @ Clare - Saturday, 2pm @ Gaylord

R 3: Muskegon Heights 38, Berrien Springs 31

R 4: Jackson Lumen Christi 27,  Madison Heights Madison 13

Semi-Finals:
Jackson Lumen Christi vs Muskegon Heights

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Millington @ Ovid-Elsie - Game Update

It is Friday the 13th!! Thumb area team, Millington update and the Mendon @ Hudson update. Thanks to the Thumb Sports Media Network!

Millington @ Ovid-Elsie: Game Update - 92.1fm, WIDL, Caro, Mi

Ovid-Elsie 14, Millington 14

Millington scores seconds before halftime to tie it up!

Ovid-Elsie 21, Millington 14 - 3rd Q

Millington 22, Ovid-Elsie 21: Final
 

Mendon @ Hudson: Game Update - This game was blogged live at Huron County Press Sports Blog

Mendon 14, Hudson 7  
Mendon takes the lead seconds before halftime!


Mendon 21, Hudson 7 - 3rd Q 


Mendon 21, Hudson 14 - 3rd Q 


Mendon 28, Hudson 28 - 4th Q


Mendon 28, Hudson 28 - Overtime! After 42 yard field goal attempt - Had distance wide right!  


Hudson 34, Mendon 28  - Hudson 2pt conversion try no good 


Hudson 34, Mendon 34 - 2nd o


Hudson 42, Mendon 41 Final 2nd OT Hudson went for the win with the 2pt conversion! - For the full blogging of the game go to Huron County Press Sports Blog 

Other scores:
Marine City 45, Goodrich 6
Travis St.Francis won to! 
























Thumb Area Teams H.S. Football Coverage

The Thumb Sports Media Network, have been doing a great job on coverage of Michigan's Thumb teams who remain in the high school football state playoffs. Here are some links to the area media covering Millington & Ubly football games.

Millington @ Ovid-Elsie 

*92.1 fm - WIDL, Caro, MI

*Local Ovid-Elsie High School Streaming Internet Link


Ubly vs Petersburgh-Summerfield

*Thumb Tailgater Sports - Live Internet Stream, Coverage starts at 5:45pm - Pre-Game Show starts at Ubly IGA Express

*Radio - WLEW FM - Cruise 102.1, Bad Axe, MI




The winner of the Ubly or Petersburgh-Summerfield game, will take on the winner of the Mendon or Hudson game, next week. That game is going to be covered tonight and attended by Original Thumb Tailgaters, Huron County Press Editor Chris Ogryski & Sportswriter Paul Adams, Huron Daily Tribune. They will give us some good insight on the winner of that Friday night game. Check their blogs for updates and info tonight!

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Lady Eagles Win 1st Regional Title!

I am a big fan of Thumb Area Sports, but as some know my heart is where I graduated at - Deckerville High School. Even though the Eagles were knocked out of the 1st round of the football playoffs, some solace was done Thursday night when the Deckerville Lady Eagles won their first Regional Title! Congrats ladies! See details at the Huron Daily Tribune Sports Blog and in the Huron Daily Tribune Newspaper on Friday.


Photo Courtesy: Paul Adams - Sports Writer, Huron Daily Tribune

Hmmm....Thumb Tailgater Sports for the first time ever to stream a live internet cast of a volleyball game?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day


As a former United States Marine, I just have to say never forget, always remember those who have served in our military forces and who are currently protecting this great nation. I also celebrated being a Marine yesterday, as the U.S. Marine Corps, celebrated it's 234th birthday. Semper Fi!
Veterans Day, formerly Armistice Day, is the anniversary of the ending of World War I. Following World War II, the name of the holiday was changed (enacted June 1, 1954) to Veterans Day to honor those who died in all American wars. The day has since evolved to primarily be a time of honoring living veterans who have served in the military during wartime or peacetime.

God Bless America






Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pre-Game Show Tailgate Party

Thumb Tailgater Sports will be kick off the Ubly vs Petersburgh-Summerfield coverage with a Tailgate Party hosted by the IGA Express in downtown Ubly, MI! IGA Express is also a proud sponsor of our live internet stream audio cast for the game.

I do believe they will be doing some sort of delicious BBQ roast, and fans are invited to stop by to participate! Many other area folks and businesses are pitching in to help out the good people at IGA Express who have invited us to start our Thumb Tailgate Pre-Game show at that location. 
We will many special guests who will give their insight on the big Regional Championship game between Ubly & Petersbugh-Summerfield. 

Log on to the internet at our Thumb Tailgater Sports audio cast link for the live coverage starting at 5:45pm, on Saturday, Nov.14th!! Or be there in person at the IGA Express in downtown Ubly!!

Other sponsors who would like to sponsor on our live coverage can email us!
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