50 years ago
-- The Petoskey High School football team started practice in anticipation of its opening game on Sept. 14 against Boyne City, the defending Northern Michigan Class C Conference champion.
"The last time we won a football trophy was 13 years ago, we have the desire and the will to win going into the season," Petoskey coach Jim Fowler said.
-- Carl McGaeth was elected president of the new Petoskey Speedskating Club, and James Wright was elected Vice-President.
40 years ago
-- Boyne City topped Huron Shore, 8-0, and Sault Ste. Marie, 10-0, during the Little League District 8 baseball tournament. Boyne City was led by the three-hit pitching performance of Monte Follette in the first game, and Tom Dressell's first-inning two-run single. In the championship game, Greg Grobaski allowed just four hits for the win. Boyne moved on to sectional play against Bay City Southwestern.
30 years ago
-- Petoskey upended Gaylord, 4-0, to win a Little League District baseball title. Tracy Piehl struck out 11 and hit a home run in leading Petoskey to a 5-2 win over Rogers City in a semifinal game. In the title game, Keith Petoskey hit two homers and Scott Hickman also homered to back winning pitcher James Fought.
"The kids worked hard, they earned the win," Petoskey coach Steve Brown said. Petoskey bowed to Lake of the Clouds, a team representing the western half of the Upper Peninsula, 3-1, in Grayling, later that week.
-- Jim Pemberton of Petoskey, placed sixth at 105.5 pounds for Team Michigan during the National Junior Freestyle Wrestling Championships. Pemberton's weight class comprised 64 wrestlers.
Pemberton finished 5-2 in the tournament.
20 years ago
-- Detroit Piston Dennis Rodman made an appearance at the Zingerback U-Can-Shoot Basketball Camp at the Petoskey Middle School gym.
Even though Rodman was an hour late, he received a warm welcome from camp participants and fans in the gym. Rodman answered questions about ending his six years with the Pistons, in which he answered, "I want to do what makes me happy."
Several reports indicated that with the departure of coach Chuck Daly, players John Edwards, Vinnie Johnson, and Rick Mahorn in the off-season, Rodman would not return to the club.
10 years ago
-- The Petoskey Predators, a U16 girls softball team, won the Grand Blanc Softball Tournament. The Predators were led by pitchers Ashley Strakota and Ashley Stewart. They combined for five wins, allowing three runs, and three shutouts.