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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Thursday Tournament Final & Other Basketball Games

Harry Moore Classic Holiday Tournament at North Branch H.S.
North Branch 58, Brown City 42 - Consolation Game
Lapeer West 64, Capac 63 (2 O.T.) Championship Game

St.Clair County Holiday Xmas Classic Tournament at Marysville H.S.
Marysville 48, Memphis 21 - Consolation
Yale 58, Macomb Lutheran North 31 - Championship

Cougar Holiday Classic at Michigan Collegiate
Richmond 57, Michigan Collegiate 52 - Championship

Ubly 73, North Huron 24
Kingston 61, Akron-Fairgrove 42

St.Clair County Holiday Xmas Classic Tournament at Marysville H.S.
Memphis 53, Yale 44 - Consolation Game
Port Huron Northern 46, @ Marysville 32- Championship

Harry Moore Holiday Tournament at Brown City H.S.
North Branch 66, Capac 50 Consolation Game
Brown City 39, Lapeer West 25 - Championship Game

Port Hope 35, @ Ubly 34

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday Holiday H.S. Basketball

Harry Moore Classic Holiday Tournament at North Branch H.S.
Capac 47, Brown City 42
Lapeer West 47, North Branch 44

St.Clair County Holiday Xmas Tournament at Marysville H.S.
Macomb Lutheran North 39, Memphis 34
Yale 44, @ Marysville 41

Marlette 64, Peck 28
Sandusky 54, Clintondale 51
Bridgeport 58, @ Remus Chippewa Hills 45

St.Clair County Holiday Xmas Tournament at Marysville H.S.
Port Huron Northern 51, Memphis 44
Marysville 55, Yale 54

Bad Axe @ North Huron - PPD?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holiday Tournament Week

Harry Moore Holiday Tournament at Brown City H.S.
Lapeer West 55, North Branch 28
Brown City 48, Capac 32

Cardinal Mooney Holiday Xmas Tournament
Algonac 66, International Academy of Flint 22 - Consolation Game
Marine City Cardinal Mooney 61, Plymouth Prep 9 Championship Game
Marine City Cardinal Mooney 65, Kimball Landmark Academy 45 - Consolation
Algonac 75, Summit Academy 26 - Championship

Marlette 62, @ Kingston 23

Richmond 56, New Haven 52 (at Michigan Collegiate Tourney)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sunday H.S. Basketball

Cardinal Mooney Holiday Xmas Tournament:
Marine City Cardinal Mooney 53, Algonac 38
Plymouth Prep 64, International Academy of Flint 34

Cardinal Mooney Holiday Xmas Tournament:
Summit Academy 63, Kimball Landmark Academy 51
Algonac 53, Marine City Cardinal Mooney 35

Finals on Tuesday 
Algonac vs International Academy of Flint - Consolation Game, 2pm
Marine City Cardinal Mooney vs Plymouth Prep - Championship Game, 6pm
Marine City Cardinal Mooney vs Kimball Landmark Academy - Consolation, 4pm
Algonac vs Summit Academy - Championship, 8pm

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Thursday Lite Day Of Basketball

Ed Peltz Holiday Tournament Final - at Port Huron Northern 
Port Huron 61, Croswell-Lexington 48
Port Huron Northern 51, vs Saint Clair 39 (Championship Game)

Algonac 60, Marine City 48

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Wednesday Basketball

Reese 56, @ Cass City 42
Frankenmuth 58, @ Millington 31

St.Clair 46, Croswell-Lexington 39
Mayville 56, @ Owen-Gage 51 - (Wildcats Win!!! End losing streak that started in March 2009)
Frankenmuth 84, @ Millington 51

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Tuesday Basketball Games - BWAC, GTC, NCTL, TVE

Croswell-Lexington 52, Harbor Beach 34
Algonac 37, Capac 34
Frankenmuth 49, Vassar 29
Brown City 58, @ Ubly 19
Unionville-Sebewaing 51, Bad Axe 31
Carsonville-Pt Sanilac 42, @ Caseville 32
Deckerville 48, @ North Huron 35
Owen-Gage 64, Kingston 59
Memphis 42, @ Port Hope 34
Peck 35, @ Akron-Fairgrove 26

Marlette 49, @ Almont 47
Richmond 52, Marine City 29
Cass City 46, Mayville 25
Memphis 47, Port Hope 32
Saginaw Nouvel 81, Bay City All Saints 34
Caro 50, Midland Bullock Creek 47
Flint Hamady 55, Birch Run 42
Standish-Sterling 79, Essexville-Garber 50

Monday, December 20, 2010

Monday Night Hoops - Live Webcast Doubleheader

Thumb Tailgater Sports is back on a Monday night for live high school basketball doubleheader action. Featuring the Sandusky Redskins at the Yale Bulldogs. Coverage starts at 5:45pm.

Sandusky 64, @ Yale 49 - TTS Webcast, Replay
Harbor Beach 46, @ Mayville 35
Caro 47, @ Bay City John Glenn 44 - O.T.
Saginaw Nouvel 52, Bay City All Saints 10

Yale 60, Sandusky 53 - TTS Webcast, Replay
Carsonville-Pt Sanilac 68, Caseville 23
North Huron 47, @ Deckerville 44 - O.T.
Kingston 73, Owen-Gage 21
Peck 71, Akron-Fairgrove 60

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Thumb Tailgater Coverage On Monday - Yale vs Sandusky, Doubleheader

Thumb Tailgater Sports will be covering a doubleheader of girls & boys basketball this Monday, December 20th! It features another BWAC versus GTC battle!
The Sandusky Redskins at the Yale Bulldogs; with the coverage starting at 5:45pm for the pre-game show. Girls will play first at 6pm, followed by the boys game. It is a live internet streaming audio webcast.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Full Plate Friday

It is a full Friday night of high school basketball. Thumb Tailgater Sports will have a live internet streaming audio webcast of boys basketball featuring the Almont Raiders at the Brown City Greendevils. Coverage starts at 7:15pm.

Capac 50, @ Almont 33
Carsonville-Pt Sanilac 60, Akron-Fairgrove 17
Deckerville 52, Caseville 30
Kingston 57, North Huron 41
Port Hope 43, Peck 27
North Branch 43, Bridgeport 28
Frankenmuth 65, Caro 33
Birch Run 49, Essexville-Garber 24

St.Clair Shores Lakeview 51, @ Armada 35
Harper Woods Chandler Park Academy 52, @ Capac 44
Imlay City 81, @ Millington 61
Richmond 59, @ Marysville 58 (O.T.)
Harbor Beach 62, Bad Axe 45
Reese 74, @ Mayville 29
Unionville-Sebewaing 61, @ Sandusky 58 - (O.T.)
Marlette 52, Cass City 48
Ubly 60, EPBP Lakers 47
Vassar 61, Otisville-Lakeville 51
Bridgeport 73, @ North Branch 47
Frankenmuth 60, Caro 43
Birch Run 66, Essexville-Garber 52

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thursday Chill Thrill Of Hoops

Some league play gets underway in girls basketball along with a mix of boys hoops action.

Algonac 46, Armada 39
Croswell-Lexington 57, Richmond 40
Imlay City 36, Yale 33
Sandusky 57, @ Harbor Beach 28
Marlette 61, Mayville 13
Cass City 50, @ Bad Axe 45 - (OT)
Vassar 48, Bay City All Saints 34
Reese 51, Lakers 29

Marine City 41, Croswell-Lexington 34
Yale 57, @ Peck 38
Carsonville-Pt Sanilac 68, @ North Huron 52
Kingston 75, @ Port Hope 33
Saginaw Arts & Sciences 71, Akron-Fairgrove 67 (2 O.T.)

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Wednesday Winter Of H.S. Basketball

Brown City 61, Deckerville 32
Harbor Beach 51, @ Cass City 38
Marlette 68, @ Bad Axe 32
EPBP Lakers 74, Mayville 39
Sandusky 35, @ Vassar 30
Bay City All Saints 58, Ubly 54
Bay City John Glenn 54, Reese 53 (O.T.)
New Haven 62, Armada 32

**The Game Of The Week on Thumb Tailgater Sports is this Friday night, featuring high school boys basketball with the Almont Radiers at the Brown City Greendevils.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Winter Blizzard Overnight Causes Tuesday Basketball Cancellations

Majority of thumb area schools canceled school for a second straight day, that also shut down high school sports.
Tuscola County Advertiser Sports Writer Wingert, has reported that the doubleheader boys & girls basketball game featuring North Branch at Caro will still go on and be played tonight.

Caro 41, North Branch 38
Bay City John Glenn 37, Essexville-Garber 25
Birch Run 57, Bridgeport 54

Caro 60, North Branch 51
Bridgeport 55, Birch Run 53

Monday, December 13, 2010

Monday Blizzard Storm Closes School

The Sunday & Monday blizzard has closed the thumb area schools, and thus postponed most of the high school basketball night for Monday.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saturday H.S. Basketball

Saturday, December 11th
Croswell-Lexington 58, Lake Fenton 54
Yale 58, North Branch 45 - At the Palace Of Auburn Hills

North Branch 41, Yale 38

Friday, December 10, 2010

Fabulous Friday Of H.S. Basketball - BWAC, GTC, NCTL, TVE

Thumb Tailgater Sports returns to the surfing super highway! We are back with live internet streaming audio webcast action of high school sports. Kicking off our basketball season with a doubleheader of girls and boys basketball featuring the Sandusky Redskins at the Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Lakers. Coverage starts at 5:45pm! Live LINK
There is also a full buffet of basketball across the TTS coverage area, including a couple other doubleheaders.
Post scores if we have any missing before the end of the night in our comments section or email them.

Sandusky 41, EPBP Lakers 34
Algonac 56, Marysville 51
New Haven 55, Almont 49
Armada 50, Warren Lincoln 30
Cass City 50, Capac 44
Croswell-Lexington 60, Caro 51
Imlay City 61, Brown City 42
Richmond 47, Memphis 13
Harbor Beach 79, @ North Huron 33
Marlette 59, @ Reese 46
Ubly 63, @ Unionville-Sebewaing 51
Vassar 47, Millington 34
Saginaw Arts & Sciences 49, @ Owen-Gage 31
Chesaning 59, @ Birch Run 49
Bridgeport 73, Bay City John Glenn 52
Frankenmuth 33, @ Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary 29

Sandusky 51, EPBP Lakers 34
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 53, @ Almont 30
Bay City All Saints 50, Saginaw Buena Vista 40
Vassar 48, Millington 22
Deckerville 60, Akron-Fairgrove 15
Port Hope 54, @ Carsonville-Pt Sanilac 37
Saginaw Arts & Sciences 48, @ Owen-Gage 38

Saturday, December 11th
Lake Fenton @ Cros-Lex
Yale vs North Branch - At the Palace Of Auburn Hills (3pm)
Yale vs North Branch (8:30 am @ The Palace Of Auburn Hills)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thursday Basketball

Thumb Tailgater Sports will open the live internet streaming audio coverage tomorrow on Friday with a doubleheader of girls and boys basketball featuring the Sandusky Redskins at the Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Lakers. Coverage starts at 6:30pm.
In the meantime your season of daily high school basketball continues...

Thursday Games:

Deckerville 53, @ Akron-Fairgrove 51
CPS 66, @ Port Hope 25
Kingston 54, @ Caseville 33

Algonac 49, @ Marysville 40
New Haven 52, Armada 42
Marine City Cardinal Mooney 48, Capac 25
St.Clair 41, @ Croswell-Lexington 39
Brown City 52, Imlay City 18
Marine City 57, Richmond 42
Harbor Beach 49, @ North Huron 27
Reese 45, Marlette 41
Cass City 41, Mayville 12
Unionville-Sebewaing 59, Ubly 11
Chesaning 44, Birch Run 36
Caro 44, Bay City John Glenn 30

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Wednesday Hoops - BWAC, GTC, NCTL, TVE

Wednesday Girls & Boys Basketball Games:

Yale 55, Brown City 40
Harbor Beach 50, Unionville-Sebewaing 46
Bad Axe 71, @ Mayville 27
Ubly 58, Reese 49
Sandusky 49, Cass City 45
Standish Sterling Central 66, EPBP Lakers 49
Bay City All Saints 68, Essexville-Garber 57

Vassar 53, @ Bridgeport 36
Bad Axe 54, North Huron 33

Thumb Sports Writers Association: All Thumb Football Selections 2010

Pick up your local newspaper publications for the detailed information of the All Thumb Football Selections.
Newspaper Publications to purchase for all the in depth info: Huron Daily Tribune, Tuscola County Advertiser, Sandusky Tribune, Huron County Press, Sanilac County News.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Jesse Stewart, Running back - Millington
COACH OF THE YEAR - Jason Beagle - Unionville-Sebewaing
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR - Eric Booms, Linebacker - Ubly

Team Of The Year: Carsonville-Pt Sanilac (9-0)
Player of the Year: Hayden Adams, QB - Carsonville-Pt Sanilac
Coach of the Year: Tim Brabant - Carsonville Pt Sanilac

QB - Erik Dhyse - North Huron
RB: Jesse Stewart - Millington - Player of the Year
RB: Tyler Peruski - Ubly
RB: Nathan Primeau - Brown City
RB: Cody Ross - Deckerville
OL: Nick Taylor - Deckerville - Lineman of the Year
OL: Conner Collins - Millington
OL: Cory Loper - Millington
OL: Josh White - Ubly
OL: Michael Jorde - Croswell-Lexington
E: Kevin Rice - North Huron
E: Brandon Tucker - Sandusky
AL: Ryan Fabbri - Croswell-Lexington
AL: Tim Canfield - Unionville-Sebewaing
AL: Justin Mills - Sandusky
K: Brent Speer - Marlette

QB: Evan Bootz - Kingston
RB: Pat Chappus - Sandusky
RB: Bret Cleary - Ubly
RB: Madison Harper - Vassar
RB: Richard Wilfong - Deckerville
E: Taylor Nicol - Kingston
E: Eric Booms - Ubly
OL: Matt Orchard - Sandusky
OL: Austin Beyerlein - Reese
OL: Josh Kubacki - Ubly
OL: Kyle Lindsay - Brown City
OL: Dakota Gangler - Unionville-Sebewaing
K: Corey Kursinski - Sandusky
AL: Kevin Pratt - Vassar
AL: Kolby Lange - Marlette
AL: Walter VanHouten - Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port

Honorable Mention
Caleb Sundblad - Caro
Mike Milligan - Cass City
Austin Osentoski - Cass City
Parker Grundman - Croswell-Lexington
Robert Duff - Croswell-Lexington
Andrew Estrada - Deckerville
Aaron Ginther - Harbor Beach
Ish Morell - Kingston
Cameron Wilson - Millington
Mitchell Wilkerson - Millington
Joe Raymond - North Branch
Mike Cregeur - North Huron
Tyler Preston - North Huron
Levi Bauer - Reese
Casey Squanda - Reese
Mike Lautner - Ubly
Bryan Nash - Ubly
Justin Locklear - Vassar

DL: Matt Czewski - Ubly
DL: Dakota Gangler - Unionville-Sebewaing
DL: Jared Bender - Reese
DL: David Grosso - Sandusky
DL: Tony Morton - Deckerville
LB: Eric Booms - Ubly - Defensive Player of the Year
LB: Nathan Primeau - Brown City
LB: Erik Dhyse - North Huron
LB: Joey Volz - Marlette
LB: Emilio Ramirez -Millington
LB: Nate Dillion - Caro
LB: Dominic Arnold - Croswell-Lexington
DB: Dustin Jacobs - Millington
DB: Jesse Fuentes - Croswell-Lexington
DB: Cameron Wilson - Millington
P: Tim Curtis - Caro

DL: Austin Beyerlein - Reese
DL: Josh White - Ubly
DL: Ethan Deshetsky - North Branch
DL: Zach Ahearn - North Huron
DL: Will Anderson - Sandusky
LB: Dustin Pennington - Kingston
LB: Justin Licht - Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port
LB: Nick Taylor - Deckerville
LB: Travis Yonkowski - Brown City
LB: Jesse Stewart - Millington
LB: Jason Kaufman - Ubly
P: Brent Speer - Marlette
DB: Justin Mills - Sandusky
DB: Bryan Nash - Ubly
DB: Alex Varney - Cass City

Honorable Mention
Trenton Wood - Brown City
Tyler Banks - Brown City
Quintin Pavel - Brown City
Jesse Gomez - Caro
Mitch O’Dell - Cass City
Nick Adkins - Cass City
Justin Armstead - Croswell-Lexington
Brody Lawrence - Elkton Pigeon Bay Port
Ish Morell - Kingston
Dyllon Keiter - Millington
Mitchell Jorgensen - Millington
Tyler Beckman - Reese
Cody Somerville - Reese
Spencer Buchinger - Reese
Kyle Yaklin - Reese
Matt Orchard - Sandusky
Dillon Frank - Sandusky
Alex Khoury - Unionville-Sebewaing
Chris Harper - Unionville-Sebewaing
Austin Huber - Vassar
Justin Locklear - Vassar

About the TSA
Each year the TSA selects a Player of the Year, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year and an All-Thumb team in four sports: football, volleyball, boys basketball and girls basketball. Also putting together the top players of a 1st & 2nd team; along with many honorable mentions. In order to be considered for nomination to an All-Thumb team, students must attend one of the following schools: Akron-Fairgrove, Carsonville Port-Sanilac, Caseville, Bad Axe, Brown City, Caro, Cass City, Croswell-Lexington, Deckerville, Harbor Beach, Kingston, Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port, Marlette, Mayville, Millington, North Branch, North Huron, Owendale-Gagetown, Peck, Port Hope, Reese, Sandusky, Ubly, Unionville-Sebewaing and Vassar.
The voting participants of the Thumb Sports Writers Association are: 
Thumb Tailgater Sports - Eddie Fury; Huron Daily Tribune Sports - Paul Adams; Tuscola County Advertiser Sports - Chad Wingert; WIDL 92.1 FM Sports Commentator - Christian Selich; Sandusky Tribune - Bill Dixon; Huron County Press - Dave Fredrick; Sanilac County News - Dale Ball

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesday Trunk Full Of Basketball

The basketball is into full mode as both the girls and boys basketball season in high gear.
Leave a score report if you don't see it by the late night. Any corrections to make note of let us know.

Tuesday, December 7th Basketball Games
Vassar 56, @ Frankenmuth 42
Peck 62, @ Dryden 43
Bridgeport 65, Saginaw Valley Lutheran 46
Otisville-Lakeville 69, Millington 61
Imlay City 84, North Branch 42
Almont 48, Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest 43
Capac 53, Macomb Lutheran North 35
Algonac defeats Landmark Academy

Algonac defeats Landmark Academy
Lutheran High Northwest wins over Almont
Armada 64, Memphis 58
Capac 47, Macomb Lutheran North 32
Marlette 53, Yale 41
Brown City 39, @ Deckerville 25
Unionville-Sebewaing 47, @ Harbor Beach 43
Bad Axe 44, @ Mayville 30
Sandusky 58, Cass City 22
Reese 67, Ubly 18
Lakers 56, @ Saginaw Buena Vista 36
Carsonville-Port Sanilac 51, @ Owen-Gage 38
Saginaw Arts Sciences 45, Kingston 43
Frankenmuth 61, @ Birch Run 41
Caro 59, @ Essexville-Garber 21
Millington 53, @ Otisville-Lakeville 45

Monday, December 6, 2010

Monday Opens Boys Basketball Season

The high school boys basketball opens tonight in the Thumb Tailgater Sports coverage area. This  week also starts the live internet streaming audio webcasts. We will be heading out the land of wind turbines in northern Huron County for a double header this Friday night. It features the boys and girls in a Greater Thumb Conference clash between the Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port Lakers and the Sandusky Redskins.
*Also look for the Winter Sports Previews in your local newspaper publications. The Huron Daily Tribunes should out on news stands Tuesday.
The Thumb Sports Writers Association All Thumb Football Selections will be out this Wednesday.

Monday Night Basketball
Armada 46, Memphis 44
Bay City All Saints 52, @ Bay City John Glenn 48
Carsonville Pt. Sanilac 58, Akron-Fairgrove 48
Deckerville 58, Caseville 25
North Huron 52, @ Kingston 45
Arenac Eastern 59, Owen-Gage 28
Essexville-Garber 62, Pinconning 45

Imlay City 51, @ International Academy of Flint 25

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Night Girls Basketball - BWAC, GTC, NCTL, TVE

Friday Games - Girls Basketball 
Brown City 48, @ Almont 27
Harbor Beach 29, Bad Axe 28
Marlette 47, Cass City 34
Reese 67, @ Mayville 24
Sandusky 59, Unionville-Sebewaing 41
Lakers 58, @ Ubly 24
Vassar 68, Caro 47
Carsonville-Pt.Sanilac 45, Caseville 30
Kingston 57, @ Akron-Fairgrove 23
Capac 45, @ Peck 20
North Branch 35, Croswell-Lexington 24
Imlay City 39, Millington 35
Carrollton 64, Birch Run 41
Bridgeport 54, International Academy of Flint 17
Frankenmuth 58, Midland Bullock Creek 41

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thursday Basketball Girls

Thursday Girls Basketball Games
Marine City 45, @ Armada 40
Bay City All Saints 46, @ Essexville-Garber 24 (Consolation Tip Off Tournament)
Bay City John Glenn 33, Pinconning 31 (at Essexville-Garber, Tip Off Tournament final)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wednesday Lite Basketball

A couple games tonight of girl basketball. **The North Huron at Deckerville girls ball game for this Friday night has been moved to tonight!

Wednesday Girls Basketball Games:
North Huron 55, @ Deckerville 47 (moved from this Friday to Tonight)
Sandusky 61, Owen-Gage 14

All Thumb Volleyball 2010 Awards - Thumb Sports Writers Association

Pick up your local newspaper publications for the detailed information of tAll Thumb Volleyball 2010 Awards.  
It was voted on by the Thumb Sports Writers Association. The All Thumb Football 2010 Awards will published on Wednesday, December 8th.
Newspaper Publications to purchase for all the in depth info; Huron Daily Tribune, Tuscola County Advertiser, Sandusky Tribune, Huron County Press, Sanilac County News.
Support your local papers folks! They are the backbone and do most of the leg work with the high school sports coverage for us all.

About the TSA
Each year the TSA selects a Player of the Year, Team of the Year, Coach of the Year and an All-Thumb team in four sports: football, volleyball, boys basketball and girls basketball. Also putting together the top players of a 1st & 2nd team; along with many honorable mentions. In order to be considered for nomination to an All-Thumb team, students must attend one of the following schools: Akron-Fairgrove, Carsonville Port-Sanilac, Caseville, Bad Axe, Brown City, Caro, Cass City, Croswell-Lexington, Deckerville, Harbor Beach, Kingston, Elkton-Pigeon-Bay Port, Marlette, Mayville, Millington, North Branch, North Huron, Owendale-Gagetown, Peck, Port Hope, Reese, Sandusky, Ubly, Unionville-Sebewaing and Vassar.
The voting participants of the Thumb Sports Writers Association are: 
Thumb Tailgater Sports - Eddie Fury; Huron Daily Tribune Sports - Paul Adams; Tuscola County Advertiser Sports - Chad Wingert; WIDL 92.1 FM Sports Commentator - Christian Selich; Sandusky Tribune - Bill Dixon; Huron County Press - Dave Fredrick; Sanilac County News - Dale Ball

All Thumb Volleyball 2010 
Team of the Year: North Branch
Player of the Year: Jordan Fish - North Branch
Coach of the Year: David Watts - Caseville

First Team
Jordan Fish, North Branch - Setter
Catherine Brusie, North Branch - Libero
Danika Racknor, North Branch - Hitter
Mandy Nichol, Deckerville - Hitter
Tiffany Buchinger, Reese - Hitter
Angela Odoerfer, Marlette - At Large
Kaitlin Barrett, Croswell-Lexington - At Large

Second Team
Maureen Fortsch, Caseville - Setter
Rebecca Janke, Caseville - Hitter
McKensie Parrish, Cass City - Libero
Kayla Muxlow, Brown City - Hitter
Chelsea Stockmeyer, Reese - Hitter
Jessica Ostrander, Vassar - At Large
Sam Eisengruber, Unionville-Sebewaing - Hitter

Honorable Mention
Taylor Breault - Bad Axe
Rachel Breault - Bad Axe
Alena Sanson - Brown City
Heather Nowak - Caseville
Stephanie Leeson - Cass City
Taylor Regan - Croswell-Lexington
Kaleigh Spaetzel - Deckerville
Rachel McEwen - Marlette
Keagan Wilson - Marlette
Taylor Wiegele - North Branch
Sam Garza - North Branch
Sara Clancy - North Huron
Emily Schrader - Reese
Kayla Sahr - Reese
Jessica Gracey - Ubly

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Tuesday Tips Off Girls Basketball 2010-11 Season Into High Gear!

Girls Basketball Games:   
Sandusky 43, Vassar 33
Brown City 51, @ Memphis 28
Harbor Beach 48, @ Cass City 38
Marlette 61, @ Bad Axe 41
EPBP Lakers 54, Mayville 20
John Glenn 56, @ Bay City All Saints 33
Reese 47, @ Linden 24
Akron-Fairgrove @ Arenac Eastern
Yale 55, @ Carsonville-Pt Sanilac 39
Peck 36, Dryden 31
Algonac 44, @ Marine City 42
Lutheran High North 28, @ Almont 23
Lapeer East 40, @ Capac 33
Croswell-Lexington 53, @ Caro 50
Imlay City 26, @ North Branch 15
Royal Oak Shrine Catholic 46, @ Richmond 34
Birch Run 59, Mt. Morris 20
Pinconning 35, Essexville-Garber 21

Monday, November 29, 2010

H.S. Girls Basketball Season Begins

The Thumb Tailgater Sports crew have barely digested the turkey leftovers and the end of the high school football season over the Thanksgiving weekend. And just like that - the high school girls basketball season starts! We will try to keep up with the scores of the BWAC, GTC, NCTL & TVE leagues. If you have a score to report send it by email or in our comment section of the blog.
Also check in this week to see what game will debut our girls basketball season.

Monday Games - Girls
Owen-Gage 43, @ Mayville 41
Shepard 59, Bridgeport 24

Saturday, November 27, 2010

MHSAA H.S. Football State Finals

The final weekend of high school football wrapped up Friday, Nov.26th & ended Saturday, November 27th. The games were live on webcast audio or video. Find the internet links on the right column of the blog.

Friday, November 26
Division 8
Mt Pleasant Sacred Heart 42, Saugatuck 21

Division 2
Farmington Hills Harrison 38, Lowell 28

Division 6
Ithaca 45, Monroe St Mary Catholic Central 35

Division 4
Grand Rapids Catholic Central 27, Williamston 23

Saturday, November 27
Division 7
Hudson 28, Ispheming 26

Division 1
Lake Orion 21, Plymouth 13

Division 5
Grand Rapids West Catholic 42, Olivet 26

Division 3
East Grand Rapids 35, Orchard Lake St Mary's 27

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Millington Season Ends In Semifinals & North Branch Volleyball Falls

The Millington Cardinals football season ended in the Division 5 Semifinals with a loss against Olivet. Final score was 21-14.  M Live Report
The North Branch Lady Broncos could not repeat as Class B State Volleyball Champs. They lost in 5 set games to Fruitport, with the last having the Broncos ahead 10-4 at one point. M Live Report

In Division 7 Ravenna (the team that defeated Ubly) missed an earlier field goal that cost them a victory, 22-20.
M Live Report

In Division 8 - Fulton-Middleton (the team that defeated Deckerville), lost to Saugatuckin overtime 20-14. MLive Report

And thus ends a fall season of Thumb Tailgater Sports coverage - now getting for high school basketball, and some other surprises coming your way...

Olivet defeats Millington - Division 5 Football Semifinals

Division 5 H.S. Football Semifinals:

Halftime: Olivet 14, Millington 7
End of 3rd Q: Olivet 21, Millington 7

In the 4th...Olivet 21, Millington 14 - with under 1:52 left as of 3:10pm

Olivet 21, Millington 14 - Final

Friday, November 19, 2010

Football & Volleyball Action

There are two Thumb Tailgater Sports coverage area teams that are heading for school history if things work out positively.
In volleyball - the North Branch Lady Broncos are looking for their second straight Class B State Title. It should be a good one as it is No.1 vs No.2 in this match up.
It will streamed live via video & audio on the MHSAA Network.
Plus all other State Title games are taking place on Saturday.

In football - the Millington Cardinals are in a Division 5 semifinal game against Olivet at Howell High School. The game starts at 1pm and you can catch the game on the radio dial on WIDL Mix 92.1 FM.
The game will also be streamed by internet video by the MHSAA Network.

End of 1st Q - Olivet 7, Millington 0

M Live Coverage - Live Game Chat Coverage 

MHSAA Network Audio

MHSAA Network Internet Video 

Fox Sports Detroit Internet Stream Page

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Volleyball Semifinals - Reese Falls...North Branch Wins!

The MHSAA Network will be streaming the semifinal & State Final Volleyball games live on the internet either by video or audio, Thursday & Saturday.
Two Thumb area teams - North Branch & Reese are striving for the Finals on Saturday.
Good luck to the Lady Broncos & Lady Rockets!


Class B Semifinal:
North Branch defeat Livonia Ladywood - 17-25, 25-11, 25-20, 25-12

Class C Semifinal:
Monroe St Mary Catholic Central defeats Reese - 26-24, 25-18, 25-21 

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Volleyball Thumb Area Team Quarterfinal Results

Deckerville Lady Eagles fell in three straight games to the Plymouth Christian Lady Eagles. 
Reese Lady Rockets blasted in three straight games and on to their first ever Semifinals by defeating Riverview Gabriel Richard.
North Branch Lady Broncos knocked down the Marysville Lady Vikings in three straight.
See a full report on these area teams in the Wednesday editions of the Huron Daily Tribune, Tuscola County Advertiser, Lapeer County Press, Port Huron Times Herald, M, and Sanilac County News. Did I forget anyone? Put it in the comments section.

Full MHSAA Results & More

Deckerville Community 
Deckerville vs Plymouth Christian Academy: 10-25, 21-25, 11-25

Pontiac Notre Dame Prep
Reese vs Riverview Gabriel Richard: 25-22, 25-18, 25-18

Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 
North Branch vs Marysville: 25-19, 25-20, 25-20
Plymouth Christian sweeps Deckerville, moves on to semifinals.

Game 1: Plymouth Christian 25, Deckerville 10
Game 2: Plymouth Christian 25, Deckerville 21
Game 3: Plymouth Christian 25, Deckerville 11

A Volleyball Shout Out To Thumb Area Teams

There are three thumb area volleyball teams in the quarterfinals Tuesday night. 
North Branch Lady Broncos (defending Class B State Champs & one of their players, Jordan Fish, is Miss Volleyball of the 2010 year), Reese Lady Rockets & Deckerville Lady Eagles all hope to move on to the Semi Finals in Battle Creek, MI.
Good luck to them all!
Thumb Tailgater Sports will be checking out the Class D quarterfinal between the Deckerville & Plymouth Christian.
Deckerville gets to also play on their homecourt as the MHSAA notified the school before the season that they would be hosting the Class D quarterfinals.

Full MHSAA Schedule

Richland Gull Lake  - 7 pm
Adrian Lenawee Christian vs Battle Creek St. Philip

Deckerville Community  - 7 pm
Deckerville vs Plymouth Christian Academy

Mt Pleasant Beal City - 7 pm
Central Lake vs Mt Pleasant Sacred Heart

Manistique - 7 pm
Crystal Falls Forest Park vs Pellston

Jonesville - 7 pm
Monroe St Mary Catholic Central vs Nile Brandywine

Pontiac Notre Dame Prep - 5 pm
Reese vs Riverview Gabriel Richard

Ithaca - 7 pm
St Louis vs Vermontville Maple Valley  

St. Ignace - 6 pm
Houghton vs Leroy Pine River

Lake Odessa Lakewood - 7 pm
East Grand Rapids vs Plainwell

Milan - 7 pm
Livonia Ladywood vs DeWitt

Pontiac Notre Dame Prep - 7 pm
North Branch vs Marysville

Big Rapids - 6 pm
Cadillac vs Fruitport

Monday, November 15, 2010

Deckerville & Bay City All Saints Game: Video Broadcast On MHSAA Network

The MHSAA came out to record on video the Deckerville vs Bay City All Saints District Championship game . Here is the link to watch.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Rick Glaza Ends Decade Of Play By Play Duties At WLEW Radio Sports

Rick Glaza, the WLEW Sports Play by Play / Color Commentator at WLEW radio announced his last full time call of the game at the Division 7 Regional game between Ravenna @ Ubly.
Rick called the football games for the last 10 years or so on WLEW Cruise 102.1 FM. He also called many years of high school basketball ending that run full time last year.
I had the great pleasure of working with Rick at the start of the 2005 high school sports season. We had covered some of the greatest sports seasons for many thumb area teams in both football & basketball.
The thing I cherished the most in working with Rick is becoming great friends along with a common love of high school sports. He also had a part in inspiring me to start Thumb Tailgater Sports.
Rick best explains his decision and what his plans will be for the future with a post on his blog. 
Don't worry - Rick's skills and minor retirement won't last very long, I can guarantee you will hear him call some games every once in a while on Thumb Tailgater Sports.
For the last decade Rick Glaza was the voice of "Huron County Sports" on the radio airwaves. He will be sorely missed and hard to replace.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday Night Playoff Results & Saturday Showdowns For Seminfinals

MHSAA Full Results  

Snooze 2 You - Playoff Brackets

Thumb Tailgater Sports has Division 7 & 8 Live Internet Audio Streaming Webcast Coverage of thumb area teams, starting at 1:30pm.

Division 4
R1: Grand Rapids C.C. 45, Comstock 28
R2: Edwardsburg 35, Lansing Sexton 28
R3: Williamston 30, @ Marine City 20
R4: Detroit Crockett 35, Detroit Central 6

Division 5
R1: Menominee 41, Morley-Stanwood 40 (2 OT)
R2: Grand Rapids West Catholic 45, Muskegon Oakridge 14
R3: Olivet 21, @ Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard 18
R4: Millington 27, Madison Heights Madison 26

Division 7
R1: Ishpeming 51, McBain 22 
R2: Ravenna 24,  @ Ubly 12  
R3: Hudson 21, Mendon 7
R4: Warren Michigan Collegiate 34, Waterford Our Lady 20

Division 8
R1: Crystal Falls Forest Park 12, Felch North Dickinson 7
R2: Mt Pleasant Sacred Heart 56, Mio 14 
R3: Fulton 20,  @ Deckerville 13 
R4: Saugatuck 34, North Adams-Jerome 15

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Weekend Regional H.S. Football Action

Three Thumb Tailgater Sports coverage area teams of high school football, are still in the hunt - hoping to make it to the semifinals.
Going to check out the Millington Cardinals tonight as a spectator, but be looking for scoring updates on the blog.
Thumb Tailgater Sports also has the big double header in Division 7 & Division 8 on Saturday afternoon. Check the links to the right for the live internet audio webcasts.

Friday Night - 7pm
Division 5: Madison Heights Madison @ Millington

Saturday - 2pm
Division 7: Ravenna @ Ubly

Division 8: Middleton Fulton @ Deckerville

Division 4: Williamston @ Marine City - 1pm


Snooze 2 You Playoff Bracket

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Deckerville Lady Eagles Win Regional Championship

The Deckerville Lady Eagles won the Class D Regional (28) Championship in three straight set games over the Bay City All Saints Lady Cougars. 
Deckerville now gets to play and host their own quarterfinal on Tuesday, Nov.16th against Plymouth Christian.
Game 1: Deckerville  25,  All Saints  19
Game 2: Deckerville  25,  All Saints  9
Game 3: Deckerville  25,  All Saints  22

Read the full report in the Friday Edition of  Huron Daily Tribune Sports Section.

In other area team coverage...
*In Class C - The Reese Lady Rockets won it's first ever Regional Championship over Saginaw Nouvel Lady Panthers (25-21, 25-18, 25-12).  M Live Report

*North Branch Lady Broncos galloped their way to their third straight Class B Regional Championship over Durand that took four sets (25-13, 23-25, 25-16, 25-12) North Branch continues it's quest for a second straight state title and will face off against another perennial volleyball powerhouse, the Marysville Lady Vikings in the Quarterfinals.  M Live Report

MHSAA Full Results & Info

Deckerville Girls Volleyball - Regional Championship

Going to catch the Regional Volleyballl Championship game in Class D Region 28 Final between the Deckerville Lady Eagles and the Bay City All Saints Lady Cougars, 7pm tonight at Peck High School.
Paul Adams will have a full report on the big match in tomorrows Friday edition of the Huron Daily Tribune.
Good Luck to the competitors!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Monday Notes

Thumb Tailgater Sports will have double coverage on Saturday, Nov.13th for Divsion 7 & 8 Regional Championship high school football.
- Division 8: Fulton-Middleton @ Deckerviile
- Division 7: Ravenna @ Ubly
Our coverage starts at 1:30pm.
The Week 12 Regional Edition of the Podcast show will ready to listen or download on Tuesday. The show once again features "Original" Thumb Tailgater Paul Adams, Sports Reporter/Writer of the Huron Daily Tribune.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Division 7 H.S. Football - District Final: Ravenna defeats Merrill

Ubly awaits the winner of the Ravenna @ Merrill football game on Saturday afternoon.
-Ravenna led at the end of 1st Quarter 6-0.
-Merrill fired back 17pts in the 2nd Quarter to take the lead at the end of first half, 17-6.
-Merrill scores 6 more; but Ravenna finally gets a td after a drought - Merrill leads 23-12.
-Ravenna scores another TD in the 3rd to close the gap, now down by a field goal! Merrill still leads 23-20 now in the 4th quarter.
-In the 4th, Merrill scores a TD, extra pt good; Ravenna gets a td, does not get extra pts. Merrill still leads 30-26.
-Ravenna comes back and wins with .5 seconds on the clock! 32-30.
All Around Sports Nut blogger & WLEW Cruise 102.1FM Sports Casters Rick Glaza & JJ Particka attended the game.
Ravenna will now head to Ubly in the Regional game. 
-Ravenna is just about 200 miles away from Ubly, so more than likely the game will be on Saturday.

Friday, November 5, 2010

District H.S. Football Final Scores - TTS Coverage Area

Listen to the archived replay of the games of the week in the left hand column of the blog.

Division 4
R3-D1: Williamston 20, Goodrich 0
R3-D2: Marine City 49, Croswell-Lexington 48

Division 5
R4-D1: Millington 35, Birch Run 16
R4-D2: Madison Heights Madison 46, Macomb Lutheran North 3

Division 7
R2-D1: Ravenna (7-3) 55.889 @ Merrill (8-2) 56.556 -  Sat 1pm
R2-D2: Ubly 34, Saginaw Nouvel 21

Division 8
R3-D1: Fulton 34, New Lothrop 27
R3-D2: Deckerville 36, Bay City All Saints 8

Full MHSAA Scoreboard

Friday Football - District Championships

Some Thumb Tailgater Sports Coverage area teams will try to survive by winning a District Championship and move on to the third round of the MHSAA high school football playoffs.
Thumb Tailgater has Double coverage this week. With coverage on the Division 4 & Division 8 match ups listed below. Find the link in the right hand column.
Good luck to all!

Division 4
R3-D1: Williamston (9-1) 76.444 @ Goodrich (9-1) 82.333
R3-D2: Croswell-Lexington (8-2) 70.667 @ Marine City (9-1) 97.333

Division 5
R4-D1: Birch Run (9-1) 80.778 @ Millington (9-1) 86.889
R4-D2: Macomb Lutheran North (8-2) 72.556 @ Madison Heights Madison (8-2) 83.889

Division 7
R2-D1: Ravenna (7-3) 55.889 @ Merrill (8-2) 56.556  Sat 1pm
R2-D2: Saginaw Nouvel (7-3) 67.889 @ Ubly (10-0) 77.333

Division 8
R3-D1: Fulton (6-4) 41.333 @ New Lothrop (10-0) 76.444
R3-D2: Bay City All Saints (7-3) 47.778 @ Deckerville (8-2) 54.778

The whole MHSAA List of Teams & Games

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Week 11 - District Playoff Podcast Show

After skipping Week 10 in the first round of the playoffs the Thumb Tailgater Sports Football Podcast Show is back. It is a recap of the first round and some commentary on the MHSAA District Championship Football Playoffs games in the second round, involving some teams left in our coverage area.
Back again as the special guest is Sports Writer/Reporter Paul Adams of the Huron Daily Tribune.
All Around Sports Nut Blog (WLEW Rick Glaza), has an interview with Ubly Head Coach Bill Sweeney, pertaining to the Bearcats game against Saginaw Nouvel.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Monday Notes

Thumb Tailgater Sports is back with double coverage of MHSAA High School Football Playoff District Championship action!
In Division 8 - it is the Bay City All Saints Cougars at the Deckerville Eagles.
Over at Division 4 - it pits the Croswell-Lexington Pioneers at the Marine City Mariners.
A special District Championship week Playoff Podcast show will also be up to download or listen to on Tuesday. The show features Huron Daily Tribune Sports Reporter / Writer, Paul Adams.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

CPS wins 8 Man Football Championship

The Carsonville-Pt Sanilac Tigers won the 8 man football championship game over the previously unbeaten Bellaire Eagles. Final score was 25-14.

Friday, October 29, 2010

2010 High School Football Playoffs - Round 1

Thumb Tailgater Sports will be covering the Division 4 match up between the Madison Heights Lamphere Rams at the Croswell-Lexington Pioneers
Coverage starts at 6:30pm.
Next week we will be presenting double coverage.
Good luck to all the Thumb Tailgater Sports coverage area teams!

Division 4
Croswell-Lexington  36, Madison Heights Lamphere 13 - 1st half2nd half
Pioneers face off against Marine City in Round 2

Division 5
Millington 42, Capac 12
Birch Run 27, Almont 21

Division 6
Montrose 38, Vassar 13
Flint Beecher 27, Sandusky 19

Division 7
Ubly 48, Unionville-Sebewaing 6
Saginaw Nouvel 19, Reese 12

Division 8
Deckerville 46, Sterling Heights Parkway Christian 6
Bay City All Saints 21, @ Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary 13

MHSAA Football Playoff Games - Rest of the field

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday Top Football Poll - Regular Season Ending

Thumb Sportswriters Association Top 10 Football Poll
1. Millington
2. Ubly
3. Croswell-Lexington
4. Sandusky
5. Reese
6. Caro
7. Vassar
8. Unionville-Sebewaing
9. Deckerville
10. Brown City
Honorable Mention - Marlette

Thumb Tailgater Sports Top 15 Football Poll - BWAC, GTC, NCTL, TVE
1. Millington
2. Birch Run
3. Ubly
4. Almont
5. Croswell-Lexington
6. Sandusky
7. Capac
8. Frankenmuth
9. Reese
10. Vassar
11. Bay City All Saints
12. Yale
13. Unionville-Sebewaing
14. Deckerville
15. Caro
Honorable Mentions - Brown City, Marlette

Thumb Tailgater Sports - TSA Top 10 Vote 
1. Millington
2. Ubly
3. Croswell-Lexington
4. Reese
5. Sandusky
6. Vassar
7. Unionville-Sebewaing
8. Caro
9. Deckerville
10. Brown City

Sunday, October 24, 2010

MHSAA H.S. Football Playoffs!

The MHSAA announced the High School Football Team pair ups for the first round for the  playoffs. Some projections that were mathematically according to th popular method of the system that is used did not add up to what the MHSAA has officially announced and posted.
Many Thumb Tailgater Sports coverage area teams made it in, including the wild card of the Unionville-Sebewaing Patriots who got in with a 5-4 record.
Here is the full listing from the MHSAA website.

The Thumb Tailgater Sports Coverage Area Teams

Division 8 - Friday, Oct.29th, 7pm
R3-D2: Sterling Heights Parkway Christian (7-2) 45.222 at Deckerville (7-2) 54.778
R3-D2: Bay City All Saints (6-3) 47.778 at Saginaw Michigan Lutheran (6-3) 48.333

Division 7 - Friday, Oct.29th, 7pm
R2-D2: Unionville-Sebewaing (5-4) 42.778 at Ubly (9-0) 77.333
R2-D2: Reese (7-2) 64.111 at Saginaw Nouvel (6-3) 67.889

Division 6 - Friday, Oct.29th, 7pm
R2-D2: Vassar (6-3) 49.556 at Montrose (7-2) 75.111
R2-D2: Sandusky (7-2) 57.222 at Flint Beecher (6-3) 64.444

Division 5 - Friday, Oct.29th, 7pm
R4-D1: Capac (6-3) 62.000 at Millington (8-1) 86.889
R4-D1: Almont (7-2) 73.889 at Birch Run (8-1) 80.778

Division 4 - Friday, Oct.29th, 7pm
R3-D2: Clinton Township Clintondale (6-3) 59.889 at Marine City (8-1) 97.333
R3-D2: Madison Heights Lamphere (6-3) 64.889 at Croswell-Lexington (7-2) 70.667

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Local Thumb Area Sunday Selection Radio Show - WLEW 102.1

There will be a local thumb area High School Football Playoff Sunday Selection Show - this Sunday evening, Oct.24th, starting at 6:45pm. 
It will be on WLEW Cruise 102.1 FM.
There could be some surprising developments with a couple of 5-4 teams who could slip into the post season.
The show will feature WLEW Sports Caster Rick Glaza, Eddie Fury of Thumb Tailgater Sports, and Huron Daily Tribune Sports Writer/Reporter - Paul Adams.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Week 9 H.S. Football Final Scores - BWAC, GTC, NCTL, TVE

Ubly 52, North Huron 21 - Thumb Tailgater Sports
Unionville-Sebewaing 30, @ Harbor Beach 20 (Playoff hopes renewed for USA?)
Caro 30, @ Cass City 25
Deckerville 38, @ Lincoln Alcona 0
Saginaw Michigan Lutheran 21, @ Bay City All Saints 18
Ovid-Elsie 28, @ Reese 0
Frankenmuth 35, Vassar 7
Onsted 21, Almont 14
Millington 21, @ Otisville-Lakeville 12
Yale 15, @ North Branch 14 (Yale outside chance for playoffs at 5-4?)
Portland 67, Armada 29 (5 straight loss for Armada, Portland earns post season spot)
Croswell-Lexington 47, Lake Fenton 0
EPBP Lakers 18, Imlay City 6
Brown City 63, @ Memphis 20
Marlette 59, Peck 28
Kingston 18, @ Mayville 6
Sandusky 58, Bad Axe 6
Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 41, Capac 16
Riverview 24, @ Algonac 21
Macomb Lutheran North 31, @ Richmond 0
Birch Run 49, Mt Morris 13
Standish Sterling Central 33, Essexville-Garber 12

Burr Oak @ Carsonville-Pt Sanilac
Akron-Fairgrove @ Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian (Sat.Oct.23rd)

Week 9 H.S. Football Games - BWAC, GTC, NCTL, TVE

This is it - the final regular season games of high school football of 2010. It went by way too fast...but we got playoffs coming!

North Huron @ Ubly - Thumb Tailgater Sports
Unionville-Sebewaing @ Harbor Beach
Caro @ Cass City
Deckerville @ Lincoln Alcona
Saginaw Michigan Lutheran @ Bay City All Saints
Ovid-Elsie @ Reese
Vassar @ Frankenmuth
Almont @ Onsted
Millington @ Otisville-Lakeville
Yale @ North Branch
Armada @ Portland
Lake Fenton @ Croswell-Lexington
Imlay City @ EPBP Lakers
Brown City @ Memphis
Peck @ Marlette
Kingston @ Mayville
Bad Axe @ Sandusky
Capac @ Pontiac Notre Dame Prep
Riverview @ Algonac
Macomb Lutheran North @ Richmond

Burr Oak @ Carsonville-Pt Sanilac
Akron-Fairgrove @ Wyoming Tri-Unity Christian (Sat.Oct.23rd)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Top Team Polls -Ending Week 8

Thumb Sports Writers Associtation Top Ten Football Poll
1. Millington - 48
2. Ubly - 47
3. Croswell-Lexington - 40
4. Reese - 34
5. Vassar - 34
6. Sandusky - 26
7. Caro - 17
8. Unionville-Sebewaing - 10
9. Deckerville - 9
10. Brown City - 6
Honorable Mentions: North Branch 3, Cass City 2, North Huron 1

Votes are casted by: Thumb Tailgater Sports - Eddie Fury; Huron Daily Tribune Sports - Paul Adams; Tuscola County Advertiser Sports - Chad Wingert; WLEW Cruise 102.1 Sports Broadcaster - Rick Glaza; WIDL 92.1 Sports Commentator - Christian Selich
First Place Votes earns 10pts, Second 9pts, and so on....
Teams excluded from this poll are - Memphis, Frankenmuth, Bay City All Saints, and most of BWAC & Tri-Valley East teams. This is a thumb area football team poll. Other polls may include excluded teams in other publications.

Thumb Tailgater Sports Top 15 Football Poll - BWAC, GTC, NCTL, TVE
1. Millington
2. Almont
3. Birch Run
4. Ubly
5. Croswell-Lexington
6. Capac
7. Vassar
8. Sandusky
9. Bay City All Saints
10. Reese
11. Frankenmuth
12. Caro
13. Brown City
14. Deckerville
15. Cass City

Thumb Tailgater Sports Votes In The Thumb Sportswriters Poll
1. Millington
2. Ubly
3. Croswell-Lexington
4. Reese
5. Vassar
6. Sandusky
7. Caro
8. Brown City
9. Cass City
10. Deckerville

Podcast, Picks, & Game Of The Week

Thumb Tailgater Sports Game Of The Week features the North Huron Warriors at the Ubly Bearcats. Coverage starts at 6:30pm, this Friday, October 22nd.

The Weekly Football Games Pick 'Em Challenge is ready to!

Week 9 Edition Podcast show is now available to listen or download.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Musings - Week 9 Notes

The Thumb Tailgater Sports Week 9 Edition Podcast Show will be up and ready to download or listen to by early Tuesday. 
Games of the Week to be covered on TTS will also be decided come Tuesday afternoon.

Week 8 finalized post season playoff spots in the Thumb Tailgater Sports coverage of high school football in the BWAC, TVE, GTC & NCTL leagues. And as we enter the last regular season games in Week 9, teams who have made it are now looking for more playoff points and at least a couple home games.

Teams who have made the playoffs in our area coverage:

Blue Water Area Conference
Almont Raiders - The BWAC was the most competitive leagues in our coverage area this year. It was so fierce that the BWAC title ended being a three way tie with Almont, Capac and Croswell-Lexington. In 2008 it was a four way tie! Almont is currently at 7-1, with the best record thus far in the BWAC and best since 2007 (10-1). The Raiders got a "wake up head check" earlier in the season though with a 24-19 loss by their BWAC rival Capac Chiefs. That helped as the Raiders knocked off the heavily favored Croswell-Lexington Pioneers 27-26, in overtime in Week 6. Almont also ends the season strong on the road against the Class B Onsted Wildcats (7-1). This is by far the most competitive game for Week 9 in our coverage area.
Capac Chiefs - Getting to the playoffs was the main goal for Capac and it didn't start well with an opening season loss to Fowlerville. But the Chiefs fought hard and earned that sixth win against the dangerous Yale Bulldogs 28-13 enabling the Chiefs back into the playoffs for the second straight year. That win also got Capac a share of the BWAC title. The Chiefs beat Almont in Week 2 , but got spanked by Cros-Lex the following week 41-20. They will end the regular season against Class B Pontiac Notre Dame Prep (3-4).
Croswell-Lexington Pioneers - The Pioneers were heavily favored to win the BWAC title outright. Someone forgot to tell that to Almont & Capac. Croswell-Lexington took on some stiff competition not only in the BWAC but also with an opening week loss 19-18, to Class B Dearborn Divine Child (7-1). Cros-Lex also suffered their second loss to Almont in overtime 27-26. But give credit here to the coaches and team for wanting to go for the two point conversion and the win. But it was to be denied due to the great goal line stand by the Almont Raiders. Croswell-Lexington is in the playoffs again for the third straight year and should quite potent. They end the regular season against Class B Lake Fenton (3-4).

Greater Thumb Conference
Ubly Bearcats - They won outright the Greater Thumb East title for the third year in a row, and made the post season for the 10th straight season since 2001. Ubly is also on a regular season winning streak that started back in 2007, which stands at 31 games, and could be at 32 if they defeat North Huron this coming Friday. This is a different young Ubly team with a small number of returning veteran players from the 2008 state final team and last years semi-final team. But they look dominant, and could at least make it through the second round!
Sandusky Redskins - They could be undefeated themselves at this point, but their first two games of the season where they held good strong leads against Ubly & Cass City took that away. Since then, the Redskins went on a six game win streak and got themselves into the playoffs for the second straight year. Sandusky ends their regular season hosting the winless Bad Axe Hatchets.
Reese Rockets - Reese made the playoffs with a win in Week 6, but then were shocked with a Week 8 loss to Class D school, Bay City All Saints who also helped Vassar gain a share of the title with the Rockets. The cracks began to show as the GTW teams begun to chip away at the Rockets dominance early in the year, and culminated with the All Saints finally tearing the wall down. Rockets have a tough landing at the end of the season hosting Class B Ovid-Elsie (5-3), who need to win for the post season.
Vassar Vulcans - The "Gods Of Fire" were doused in Week 1 with a loss to Caro, and again in against Reese in Week 4. But since then the Vulcans tore it up and hammered their way into the post season and also a share of the Greater Thumb West title, with thankful help from the Bay City All Saints. Will Vassar be sending cupcakes at another sports pundit this year to? The Vulcans will be looking to score major playoff points against the Class B Frankenmuth Eagles (4-4), to end the season.
Bay City All Saints Cougars - The GTW proved once again that it is the "Wild West" of the Thumb. Bay City All Saints pulled off the big upset against Reese in Week 8 with a 28-14 victory and helped Vassar get that title share. This Class D size school suffered from early losses to Unionville-Sebewaing and Vassar in Weeks 2 & 3. But the Cougars started to improve and got stronger, clawing their way to a playoff spot earning bonus points agains Class C size teams. All Saints end the season against Class D Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary Cardinals (5-3) who need a must win for the post season.

North Central Thumb League
Deckerville Eagles - The Eagles returned to the North Central Thumb League and had no problem rolling through the season. They won games by a large margin and triumphantly walked away with the NCTL title and also in that same Week 6 earned that playoff spot early! It was a good thing as the nightmare has begun! Back to back losses to Marlette & Ubly has some pundits scratching their thinking caps as the Eagles enter Week 9 against a competitive Class C Lincoln Alcona (4-4) team who seeks revenge for last years loss to Deckerville. However - this is their sixth straight playoff appearance, and have been to the postseason 15 times in the past 17 years. Still pretty remarkable!

Tri-Valley East 
Millington Cardinals - Millington won the TVE title outright and not share it for the first time since 1998. It was a battle to get that title with their league opponents. However, with last years top running back leading the way again in the backfield for the Cardinals they looked poised to make another run in the post season. But they do have a tough season ending game against a hungry Class B (5-3) Otisville-Lakeville Falcons team who needs to win to get into the playoffs. The Cardinals need to win if they want to open with home game. Millington's lone loss of the season so far came in Week 4 against Montrose, 19-14.
Birch Run Panthers - Birch Run pounced on every team and ripped their way into the playoffs. This is a happy year for them as they have not been to the post season since 2006, and were one win away from the state finals in 2005. With only one loss thus far by a touchdown to rival Millington, the Panthers look to make some noise in their return. Birch Run would like to claim the Panther name as they end their regular season the tough (4-4) Class B Mount Morris Panthers.