Looking back: Hornets win rare midweek league game
— Pellston defeted East Jordan, 25-6, in a rare midweek Northern Michigan Class C Conference game. The Hornets were led by Randy Bricker and Stan Swiss with one rushing touchdown each. Bricker would add a passing touchdown to Stan Bodzick and Mike Thompson recorded a passing touchdown to Rob Lempke.
— Mancelona upended Harbor Springs, 20-14. The Rams had the lead, 14-13, on two George Kilborn rushing touchdowns going into the fourth quarter, but after two offensive turnovers fell to the Ironmen.
— Boyne City shutout Grayling, 25-0, a week after suffering a upset loss to East Jordan. Larry Gunderson accounted for three Rambler touchdowns.
— Petoskey would settle for a 7-7 tie with Newberry. The Northmen struggled on offense registering only a Harold Keck touchdown.
— In the Michigan Huron Shores Conference, Petoskey upended Gaylord, 32-12, to move to 3-0 for the first time since 1951. Northmen quarterback Mike Davies accounted for four touchdowns including two on the ground and two through the air. Running back Steve Mayes rushed for 70 yards on eight carries, while fullback Mark Foltz added 60 yards on 14 carries.
— In the Northern Lower Michigan League, Harbor Springs defeated Onaway, 20-14. The Rams big play came in the fourth quarter as Dan Hemmes returned a kickoff 77-yards.
— Petoskey would win a golf triangular meet over Charlevoix and Cheboygan at the Petoskey-Bay View Country Club. John Oelke was the medalist carding a 38, followed by Jim Dusek, 40.
— Lester Beckett of Petoskey took the lead in the German brown trout division of the News-Review fishing Contest, with a 14 1/4 ounce catch from Lake Michigan.
— Petoskey and Sault Ste. Marie would renew its rivalry after 24-years with a 22-7 Northmen win. The Blue Devils continued a losing 27-game losing streak. Mike Smith’s fumble recovery and Allan Kalchik’s interception were the standout plays of the game.
— Pellston football marked its return after a week-long funding battle with a 14-8 loss to East Jordan. The Hornets started the season 2-0, but the program was canceled after a lack of funds for a week, causing a forfeit to Rudyard. The Pellston Sports Booster Program would pick up the cost, and Pellston football continued.
— Petoskey placed fifth in the Class B division of the Ferris State University Cross Country Invitational. Northmen standout John Goble would be lost for the season, however, with a stress fracture in his foot.
— Mike Beaudoin, a Charlevoix grad, would be credited with his first two tackles for Michigan State University during a loss to Miami (Fla.).
— Chris Shepler, a Harbor Springs grad, had four catches for 54 yards for Ohio Wesleyan during a loss to Capitol (Ohio) University, 35-12.
— Petoskey High School boys’ soccer would get its first win over Traverse City, 3-0. Justin Matzka recorded two goals for the Northmen, while Kevin Vorenkamp added one goal and one assist. It was the Northmen’s first win over the Trojans in its 10-year history.
— Petoskey would suffer a 14-10 loss to Sault Ste. Marie. The Northmen had their opportunities late in the fourth quarter after a Pete DeWitt 44-yard punt that was fumbled by the Blue Devils on its 10-yard line. However, Petoskey could not move the ball on four tries.
— Brandon Webb would rush for three touchdowns in the first half for Charlevoix in a 26-7 win over Elk Rapids. Ben Whitley recorded 12 tackles to lead the Rayder defense.
— East Jordan marked the first game at its new Boswell Stadium Athletic Facility. The Red Devils would lose to Traverse City St. Francis, 55-12.
— Kelly Smith would take first place in the A-B division of the Carson City Cross Country Invitational, while the Petoskey girls captured a third place finish. Matt Smith placed in first for Charlevoix in the large Class C division of the Carson City Invitational, while the Rayder team finished in second.
— The Harbor Springs girls’ basketball team remained undefeated after an emotional 65-61 win over Charlevoix. Grace Farrell had 23 points for the Rayders, while Erin Long scored 13 for the Rams.
— The Petoskey girls’ cross country runners won the school’s first Big North Conference jamboree, 39-60, over Tracerse City Central. The Northmen were led by Sarah Jacquith who placed second in 20 minutes, 12 seconds, while Emma Dunne finished seventh.
— Petoskey fell 28-6 to Traverse City West. The Northmen highlight came early in the first quarter when Kris Keiser scored from 1-yard out to give Petoskey a lead 6-0.