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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.