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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.

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

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.

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

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 - .
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 

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.

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

Jackson Lumen Christi vs Muskegon Heights

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!

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!

For The Coach...

Thumb Tailgater Sports got this post. It concerns former Ubly Head Coach Gerry Herp.
Current Bearcat Head Coach Bill Sweeney stands to break a winning streak record, that is held by Coach Herp. And from what I am told, Coach Herp is rooting for his record to be broken. Get well Coach Herp! Leave a message for the coach at the website link.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Game Of The Week - H.S. Football Playoffs

Thumb Tailgater Sports will be bringing to masses on the internet, the Ubly vs Petersburgh-Summerfield MHSAA playoff game this Saturday night. It has been a long time coming but we are happy to finally get on the Bearcat football field!
Coverage starts at about 6pm. We may kick off the pre-game show at a local business who will be throwing an actual tailgate party. It will give a chance to say hello to our fans who follow this blog and our website and show our appreciation for their support. Details will come soon on the information of the location...
Also WLEW Cruise 102.1fm, Bad Axe, MI - will also be doing the local radio coverage of the Ubly vs Petersburgh-Summerfield Saturday game.

However we will NOT be covering the Millington game unfortunately, as we do now know that there will be four audio media sources broadcasting the game. Some local radio stations in the Ovid-Elsie, Lansing area. And our friendly competitors,WIDL 92.1fm, out of Caro, MI, and the local Ovid-Elsie high school students will be streaming the game live on the internet also. We will put up a link to that stream soon.

Any businesses wishing to help sponsor or advertise on our live internet stream can contact us by email. Thank you!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

National High School Coast To Coast Scoreboard Show

Listen live on the internet for the EZ Stream - National High School Broadcast Network's "Coast 2 Coast High School Scoreboard Show". Thumb Tailgater Sports has been contributing thumb area team scores.
The show is Saturday, starting at 12 noon.

Coast 2 Coast Scoreboard Show Link

Friday, November 6, 2009

Final Scores: Thumb Area Team - District Championship

Division 5

R4D2 - Madison Heights Madison 25,  Capac 7

R2D1 - Ovid-Elsie 46, Durand 8
R2D2 - Millington 21, Vassar  6

Division 6 
R2D1 - Ithaca  50,  Olivet 7

R2D2 - St.Charles 35,  Reese 14

Division 7
R4D1 - Ubly 52,  Genesee 6
R4D2 - Petersburgh-Summerfield 28,  Detroit Loyola 22

-Millington & Ubly, only Thumb area teams left in the Michigan State High School Playoffs.

Week 11: Live Internet Stream Game Links

**Pre-Game Show will start early! 10-15 minutes early than noted!**

We will have live updates on the Vassar @ Millington & Ubly vs Genesee, and maybe Capac @ Madison Heights Madison games.

Thumb Area Teams In Bold Italic
Division 5
R2D2 - Durand @ Ovid-Elise

R2D2 - Vassar @ Millington 

R4D1 - Stockbridge @ Jackson Lumen Christi

R4D2 - Capac @ Madison Heights Madison

Division 6
R3D1 - Olivet @ Ithaca

R3D2 - Reese @ St.Charles

Division 7
R4D1 - Genesee @ Ubly

R4D2 - Detroit Loyola @ Petersburg-Summerfield

All Other Division Match Ups - MHSAA Link

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Thumb Tailgaters Pre-Game Show - Week 11, Round 2 Playoffs

The Pre-Game show for this week will posted on the right column and also have portions of it on the live internet audio cast this Friday night, for the Reese @ St.Charles game. Coverage will start at 6pm.
Part 1 of the show will feature once again WLEW Cruise 102.1fm Sports Play by Play Guy - Rick Glaza.
Part 2 will feature the Original Thumb Tailgaters sports writers Paul Adams of the Huron Daily Tribune & Editor Chris Ogryski of the Huron County Press, and will posted late, late Thursday night.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Thumb Tailgater Sports Game Of The Night - Round 2 Districts

Thumb Tailgater Sports will be covering the Reese @ St.Charles game, in Round 2, the Districts of the Michigan High School Football State Playoffs. Our coverage starts at 6pm for the Pre-Game Show, game time is set for 7pm! Log on for our live Internet Audio Cast!

Here are the Thumb Area Teams that are left in the MHSAA brackets.

Division 5 
R2-D2: Vassar (6-3) 52.667 at Millington (8-1) 81.556 - F 7:00 PM

 R4-D2: Capac (6-3) 60.667 at Madison Heights Madison (9-0) 104.889 - F 7:00 PM

Division 6
R2-D2: Reese (7-2) 63.889 at St Charles (8-1) 72.778 - F 7:00 PM

Division 7
R4-D1: Genesee (9-0) 67.556 at Ubly (9-0) 80.000 - F 7:00 PM