September 28, 2006 RSS feed / Front Page

Teamwork leads Buck frosh to win

Teamwork was the key in the Roscommon High School freshman basketball victory over Farwell Sept. 20, Coach Sue Mires said. “Everyone contributed in one way or another in the game,” Mires said. More...

Bucks sweep Hornet runners

Roscommon’s Shelby Alexander finished first as the Roscommon High School girls’ cross country team downed Harrison by 10 points Tuesday. More...

Bobcats hang with McBain, fall to Eagles in soccer action

The Houghton Lake varsity soccer squad tied McBain Northern Michigan Christian 0-0 in double overtime and then fell to Bellaire 3-1 in recent action at Bobcat Field. Houghton Lake 0, McBain NMC 0 2-OT On Sept. More...

Pioneers hand Bucks first JPC loss

The Clare Pioneers pounded the Roscommon High School girls basketball squad 61-32 Tuesday night in Jack Pine Conference action. The host Bucks got down early and were never able to recover, Coach Mark Church said. More...

Balanced attack leads Bobcat ballers to victory

The Houghton Lake junior varsity basketball squad turned a nine point first quarter lead into a 20-point advantage at halftime en route to a 57-28 victory Tuesday night at home. More...

Kunik places but Bobcats lose

Rob Kunik’s 44 was good enough for a second place finish against Gladwin and a third place against Farwell but his Bobcats fell to both squads in Jack Pine Conference play Monday. More...

Clement, Neville lead Bucks to junior varsity gridiron win

Robert Clement rushed for 176 yards and Garrett Neville passed for 125 yards as the Roscommon High School junior varsity football squad beat Gladwin 28-16 Sept. 21 at home. More...

Mustang reserves charge past ’Cats

Sanford Meridian’s junior varsity football squad used consistent scoring to beat the Houghton Lake reserves 30-12 Sept. 21. The host Mustangs scored in each quarter, leading 8-0 after one stanza and 15-0 at the half. More...

‘Board games’ theme of RHS homecoming week

Students at Roscommon High School will begin celebrating Spirit Week Oct. 2 in anticipation of the homecoming football game Oct. 6. The week of festivities ends Saturday, Oct. 7, the night of the dance, to be held in the high school gym. More...

Lake Board sets assessment level

The Houghton Lake Improvement Board set the cost of the assessment for their current five-year plan at $60 per unit during their monthly meeting at Denton Township Hall Tuesday evening. More...

Authority waiting for go-ahead on $10 million sewer upgrade

The Houghton Lake Sewer Authority is waiting to hear from the state on its application for a State Revolving Funds loan to pay for upgrades to the sewer system. More...

Gerrish-Higgins enrollment rises, defying predictions

Enrollment at Gerrish-Higgins Schools in Roscommon and St. Helen, rather than continuing to decline as predicted, is up this fall. Dr. Millie Mellgren, superintendent, said an early headcount showed the... More...

MDOT okays Four Mile exit sign change

Following the deaths of three people in the last two years at the Four Mile Road exit on southbound I-75, sign experts in Lansing have agreed to make changes there to decrease driver confusion. More...

STOCKING UP

Bob Schleben Jr. (foreground) and Bob Schleben Sr. split dry oak for firewood at B + J Firewood Tuesday afternoon. Bob Sr. More...

HOMEMADE WINGS

Octagenarian pilot and airplane builder Wilbur "Buzz" Stephenson flies over Houghton Lake Monday in an airplane he built. The long-time pilot and builder of three aircraft is also a valued member of EAA Chapter 1259 at Houghton Lake State Airport. More...

45 YEARS LATER

Former Houghton Lake High School Drum Major Ron Sherman conducts the Bobcat Marching Band as it plays the Houghton Lake fight song during halftime of last Friday's football contest. More...

AROUND THE BLOCK

Roscommon's Patrick Kelly (21) tries to get through the line and follow the block of Trevor Tyler (19) as a Gladwin defender tries to get an arm on Kelly. More...

TAKING IT OUT

Houghton Lake junior defenseman Justin Wigard (12) squelches a McBain scoring attempt near the Houghton Lake goal at Bobcat Field Sept. 21. Wigard made several key plays to preserve the 0-0 tie in double overtime. More...

Raymond M. Roarty

A memorial service for Roscommon resident Raymond M. Roarty, 59, who died Aug. 22, 2006, in Traverse City, will be held Saturday, Oct. 7, at St. Michael Catholic Church, Roscommon. Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon, handled the arrangements. Memorial... More...

Special Sections

Bobcat frosh win two, drop one

The Houghton Lake High School freshman basketball team moved their record to 4-0 after victories over Meridian and Beaverton before suffering their first loss of the season against Gladwin Monday night. Houghton Lake 33, Meridian 24 On Sept. More...

Roscommon beats Gladwin in ‘tough’ soccer match

In the season opener Roscommon mercied Gladwin 8-0. Eleven games later, the Flying G’s gave the Bucks’ varsity soccer squad their “toughest win to date,” Coach Mark Dalak said. More...

JV Bucks soar past Eagles on court

Every Roscommon High School junior varsity basketball player scored as the Bucks routed Farwell 39-18 at home Sept. 21. Caitlyn Waller led the Bucks, who move to 3-1 in Jack Pine Conference play. More...

Varsity Bucks whip Eagles with 42-point cage win

The Roscommon High School varsity basketball squad blew the Eagles of Farwell off the court Sept. 21 with a 58-16 home win. Stephanie Mitchell paced the Bucks with 19 points followed by Rachel Peterson with eight points. More...

Four in double digits as ’Cats down Eagles by 44 Tuesday

Four Houghton Lake Bobcats were in double digits as the ’Cats picked up their first Jack Pine Conference varsity basketball win Tuesday night with a 67-23 drubbing of Farwell. More...

Buck linksmen remain perfect heading into final JPC match

The Roscommon High School varsity golf squad remained perfect in Jack Pine Conference play with wins against Beaverton and Farwell in the last week. On Sept. More...

Kelly clears 1,000 yards as Bucks roll

Patrick Kelly surpassed the 1,000 yard rushing mark Friday night as his Roscommon High School varsity squad beat Gladwin 32-13 to remain unbeaten in Jack Pine Conference play. More...

Bobcats bring down Mustangs, 28-12

The Houghton Lake Bobcats did not look the same in their win against Sanford Meridian Friday night at Bobcat Field. Literally. More...

HLHS going ‘Hollywood’ for homecoming 2006

In anticipation of the homecoming game against Beaverton Oct. 6, students in grades eight through 12 at Houghton Lake High School will compete to see which class has the most spirit. More...

Prosecutor reviewing complaint against former superintendent

The Roscommon County Prosecutor is reviewing a complaint alleging that former Houghton Lake Community Schools Superintendent James French used fraudulent enrollment figures to project revenue for the 2002-03 fiscal year. Det. Sgt. More...

REA opposes substitute privatization

Gerrish-Higgins School teachers oppose the idea of privatizing the district’s substitute teaching system. Roscommon Education Association President Kathy Wyckoff told the Gerrish-Higgins Board of Education Sept. More...

Bluegill blues - Festival’s fate to be decided

Organizers of Roscommon County’s oldest festival are hoping their community will rally, as they did 20 years ago in similar circumstances, to keep the event from becoming merely a memory. Residents will have that chance next week. More...

Marjorie Laura Legg

Marjorie Laura Legg, 93, Roscommon, died Sept. 26, 2006, in Traverse City. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 30, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, Roscommon, to be officiated by Nancy Bresette. More...

COLOR TIME!

A swath of vividly colored mixed hardwoods lines the Cut River east of Marl Lake (upper left) Monday morning. More...

EYE CANDY

Admirers of this 1939 Chevrolet sedan stop for a closer look during the Pumpkin Run Car Show last Saturday at the Quality Inn, Houghton Lake. More...

STRIPPED

Houghton Lake's Jeremy Jones brings down Meridian running back Austin Alvord (21) after stripping the ball from him. The Bobcats recovered the fumble during action in the fourth quarter of Friday night's contest. More...

SPLITTING THE DEFENSE

Houghton Lake sophomore Alexa Becht (21) slips between Farwell defenders Sam Shilling (34) and Kayla Smith (20) during a Bobcat home game Tuesday night. Becht led the Bobcats with 13 points in the 67-23 home win. More...

LEADING THE PACK

Roscommon runner Chase Schepke leads the field at the beginning of a cross country race against Harrison Tuesday afternoon on the grounds of Roscommon High School. More...

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