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2-sport North Central champion Jason Whitens has yet to get college offers

EAST LANSING — Jason Whitens earned a state championship ring for his thumb at Michigan State University on Saturday morning, but surprisingly has not landed a college scholarship in basketball or football. The North Central High School standout who claimed his share of a third straight ...

North Central taking it all in

EAST LANSING — A state basketball three-peat. A current win streak that is the nation’s longest at 83 straight. That is what the North Central Jets accomplished at Michigan State University on Saturday morning by defeating unbeaten Buckley 78-69 for the Class D boys basketball state ...

The streak continues

By MICHAEL EPPS The Detroit News via AP EAST LANSING — You blinked, and Saturday's Class D state championship was already over. Powers North Central scored a record-breaking 38 points in the first quarter, the most points scored in any quarter of a MHSAA Finals game. Powers ...

Upper Peninsula football all-star coaches draft players onto teams

MARQUETTE — It may still be three months until the 10th annual Upper Peninsula Football All-Star Game is played in late June, but on Saturday, coaches had the opportunity to pick players to be on their teams. Instead of the teams being divided in their traditional way by geography, either ...

Isaiah Livers of Kalamazoo Central named Mr. Basketball in Michigan

DETROIT (AP) — Isaiah Livers of Kalamazoo Central has been named Mr. Basketball for the state of Michigan. Livers, who has signed to play at Michigan for the Wolverines next season, edged Xavier Tillman of Grand Rapids Christian in voting by members of the Basketball Coaches Association of ...

Redmen icers earn awards

MARQUETTE — A pair of Marquette Senior High School hockey players received Division 2 Second Team all-state recognition recently. Joey Phillips made the forwards category while Tyler Bergwall was named among goalies. The list is compiled by the Michigan High School Hockey Coaches ...

Celebration of Marquette Senior High School state ski champions

Members of the Marquette Senior High School boys and girls ski teams embrace their MHSAA Division 1 state championship trophies in front of the student cheering section during a ceremony held at halftime of the Redmen’s Class A district tournament basketball game on March 8. (Journal photos ...

Newberry girls basketball player Taylor Bryant rakes in more awards

NEWBERRY — The Newberry boys and girls basketball teams each landed a First Team honoree in postseason awards recently named by the Eastern Upper Peninsula Conference. But it was senior Indians’ girl Taylor Bryant who earned the top honor as Player of the Year. Bryant, who earlier in ...