Looking back: Members of unbeaten Northmen teams gather for reunion
sports (September 11, 2012)
-- A 35-year reunion of the 1926-27 Petoskey High School football teams, which put together back-to-back undefeated seasons, was held before the opening night of the 1962 season. Eighteen former Northmen and three coaches, John Hess, Gordon LeCronies and Arnie Wolgast, were in attendance. "The game is different today," Hess said. "Back in '26, we used plenty of beef and had the boys going both ways. Today it's a science."
-- Boyne City handed Petoskey a 20-13 loss on opening night of the high school football season. The Ramblers, who went undefeated in winning the Northern Michigan Class C Conference the previous year, were led by Larry Gunderson's three touchdowns and two extra-point conversions that accounted for all 20 of Boyne's points.
-- Charlevoix dropped its opener to Rogers City, 34-12. Harold Keck scored both Rayder touchdowns.
-- Tom Galmore scored on a 25-yard run late in the fourth quarter to give East Jordan a 7-6 season-opening victory over Kalkaska.
-- Petoskey St. Francis ran past Harbor Springs, 19-0, to win its season opener. Quarterback Dave Ranney connected with Tim Wilson for the first touchdown, and Jerry Donnelly and Dick Lauer each ran for a score.
40 years ago
-- Larry Mancour won the 1972 Michigan PGA at the Flint Elks Golf Club, pocketing a check for $1,200. Mancour was credited with "inventing the Little Buick Open," a satellite to the pro tour in 1968.
30 years ago
-- Charlevoix missed a field goal with 26 seconds remaining, preserving an 8-6 Petoskey win in the season-opening football game for both schools. Petoskey senior co-captain Troy Goodrich suffered a season-ending knee injury at the goal line while scoring Petoskey's touchdown.
-- East Jordan and Johannesburg-Lewiston played to a 20-20 football tie. Mike Graham ran for 134 yards on 20 carries and Bob Sherman made 14 tackles to lead the Red Devils.
-- Pellston hammered Mackinaw City, 40-0, to give first-year coach Dave Percival his first career win.
-- Inland Lakes lost, 12-11, to Dearborn. Ernie Hartzell collected 225 all-purpose yards to lead the Bulldogs.
-- Harbor Springs ran past Cedarville, 63-39, during the opening night of girls high school basketball. The Rams were led by Sarah Clare with 22 points, while Katy Richards, Beth Babcock, and Kristi Fischer added 10 each.
-- Alanson cruised past Pellston, 57-28, in a girls basketball game as Lori Hofbauer scored 19 points and Dawn Gerber added 14 points and 17 rebounds.
-- Mark Beaudoin, a freshman linebacker on the Michigan State football team, traveled with the Spartans to Champagne, Ill., for their Big Ten opener against the University of Illinois. Beaudoin, a Charlevoix grad, was one of three freshmen on the MSU traveling squad.
-- John Scott of Petoskey was awarded with the most improved player as he was named the starting center for Northwood Institute football team in its game against Georgetown (Ky.).
20 years ago
-- Petoskey opened the 1992 football season with a 13-0 win over West Branch Ogemaw Heights. Dwayne Harrison scored on runs covering 69 and 24 yards to lead Petoskey.