50 Years ago
Boyne City remained atop the United Press International Class C-D high school football rankings after a 37-0 win over Pellston. Doug Grubbe rolled up 324 all-purpose yards and scored four touchdowns in leading the Ramblers, who amassed 513 total yards. Grubbe’s TD runs covered 81, 69, 50 and 79 yards.
— George Bare ran for three TDs in the third quarter and finished with four on the night, leading Petoskey to a 37-20 win over Cadillac. Traverse City St. Francis returned a block punt 70 yards for a TD in claiming a 19-13 win over Petoskey St. Francis on the Crusaders’ homecoming night. In other football games, East Jordan clobbered Grayling, 50-0; and Harbor Springs and Charlevoix played to a 13-13 tie.
— Gene Hankins, Melvin Wilbur and Winslow Ash arrived back in Petosksey from a successful fly-in hunting weekend in Canada. The trio bagged more than 1,400 pounds of moose meat while hunting at the Sunset View Camp in Chapeleleau, Ont..
40 years ago
— Petoskey improved to 2-2 with a 40-14 football win over Rudyard. Gary Urman, back in the Northmen lineup after a two-week break because of a shoulder injury, scored four TDs. Dave Stein returned two kickoffs for TDs, one for 80 yards, the other for 77.
— Charlevoix picked up a big 14-8 win over Boyne City despite losing Larry Potter to an ankle injury on the opening kickoff. Tim Carey and Bill Carey would hooked up on a 40-yard TD pass play, and the ensuing two-point conversion completion to account for eight Rayder points.
— East Jordan defeated Hopkins, 36-20, to improve to 3-1 on the season.
— Petoskey high principal Bob Doctor led a Petoskey contingent which traveled to Gaylord for a meeting to determine whether the State Board of Education should take over the governing of the Michigan High School Athletic Association in order to standardize eligibility standards. It was one of five meetings conducted statewide in 1971 to discuss the issue. Also representing Petoskey at the meeting were Carl McGaeth, Glen Casey, Dick Harbaugh and Dr. Tom Turcott.
30 years ago
— Adrian College golfer Mike Custer of Charlevoix led the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association with a 77.3 18-hole average. East Jordan grad Mellissa Hite, playing women’s field hockey at Adrian, led the MIAA with three assists.
— Kelly Hansen scored 20 points returned to the lineup and led the Petoskey High School girls’ basketball team to a 71-49 Michigan-Huron Shores League victory over Boyne City.
— Dawn Gerber and Lori Hofbauer combined to score 38 of Alanson’s 43 points in a girls’ basketball win over Alba.
— The Petoskey High School golf team improved to 12-0 with a victory in a four-team match. John Johnston shot 37 to lead the Northmen, while Dan Turcott shot 41; Brian Grow, 43; and Jeff Johnston, 46.
— Troy Goodrich, Todd Hasse, Eric Simard and Terry Galmore combined to record six sacks as Petoskey downed St. Ignace, 41-8, in a MHSL football game. Petoskey held the Saints to 2 total yards in the fourth quarter. Petoskey quarterback Tom Nelson completed 4-of-7 passes for 64 yards. His top target was Mark Gregory, who had three catches for 51 yards.
— Charlevoix handed Gaylord its first football loss of the season, 21-14. Scott Kelly threw three TD passes to lead the Rayders, bringing his season total to 11 through five games.
20 years ago
— Ike Boss notched his 250th career victory as the Ellsworth girls’ basketball coach as his Lancers downed Alba, 65-34. Boss stands at 250-90 in 16 years at Ellsworth.
— The Petoskey High School boys’ soccer team improved to 13-2-1 with a 6-0 win over Gaylord and a 3-1 win over Elk Rapids. Cory Hendricks scored three goals in a 10-minute span in the victory over Gaylord.