1/29/2015 Munising, Michigan — In tonight’s edition of Stang Nation – Your Munising Mustangs faced the Carney-Nadeau Wolves on their home turf from Munising High School in Munising, Michigan. It was Parent’s Night in Munising, and fans from all over Stang Nation came to support the Munising Mustangs at home!

Mike James, the latest addition to the Great Lakes Radio staff brought you all the action from left to right on your radio dial in downtown Munising. Melissa Ackerman scored for the Mustangs and that score gets the Mustangs on the board to lead the Wolves 2-0 on AM 1400 WQXO. The Mustangs were unstoppable during Parent’s Night in downtown Munising, Michigan. The Mustangs’ Kelsea Ackerman scores and the Mustangs lead the Wolves 8-0. Melissa Ackerman puts the ball up and in to take a 16-0 lead over the Carney-Nadeau Wolves. The Mustangs dominated the first quarter of action and go into the second quarter with a lead of 18-2 over the Wolves.

Your Mustangs went into the second quarter of action during Parent’s Night at Munising High School. The Munising Mustangs lead the Wolves 25-5 with 6 minutes left in the second quarter of action. Frankie Mattson of the Mustangs’ stole the ball from the Wolves to get a shot up, but was rebounded by the Wolves. The Munising Mustangs maintained a 22 point lead over the Wolves in the second quarter 27-5 on Good Time Oldies AM 1400 WQXO. The Carney-Nadeau Wolves just couldn’t coordinate the ball throughout the second quarter. The Mustangs lead the Wolves 27-9 going into halftime on AM 1400 WQXO.

It was ALL the Mustangs in the third quarter of action! Your Munising Mustangs moved from left to right on your radio dial… Melissa Ackerman of the Stangs ended up with several shots throughout the third quarter of action. The Munising Mustangs lead the Carney-Nadeau Wolves 47-18 at the end of the third quarter of action.

Mike James said “The ball goes up for the Mustangs; it is Munising’s ball.” Number 44 for Munising, Sara Charbeneau tried to lift the ball up for the Mustangs, but was stepped out of bounds. Score is 47-20 with the Mustangs in the lead over the Wolves. The possession arrow favored the Carney-Nadeau Wolves in the fourth quarter of action. With about 3 minutes left on the score board, the Mustangs lead the Wolves 51-25. The Munising Mustangs take the win and defeat the Carney-Nadeau Wolves by a final 51-32 on Good Time Oldies AM 1400 WQXO and WQXO.com!

The Munising Mustangs defeated the Carney-Nadeau Wolves 51-32 from Munising, Michigan on Thursday, January 29th, 2015 on Good Time Oldies AM 1400 WQXO and WQXO.com!

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01/23/2015 Marquette High School, Marquette, MI - Excitment was palpable in the air as the Munising Mustangs were set to take on the Marquette Redmen in varsity high school basketball. The stage looked to be set for a great contest between the two teams, with the Munising Mustangs record being 8-0 overall and the Marquette Redmen record being 8-1 overall. The Marquette Redmen won the toss but couldn’t convert on the next play, and it was apparent that defense would be a key factor in the game. Marquette scored the first points of the game on a long three point shot, which was immediately followed-up by a quick run down the court and a good lay-up by Ben Stasewich to even the score. Austin Kelto drained a three point shot just before the quarter ended.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 7
Marquette Redmen: 12

The second quarter opened with the Marquette Redmen winning the toss, but the Munising Mustangs were able to steal the ball away and get two points to bring the them even closer to the Redmen. Penalties became a problem for the Munising Mustangs, accumulating 7 fouls for the team with 4:00 left in the half. The defensive showing from both teams kept the score very low, even through all the penalties. Ben Stasewich had eight points in the first half of the game.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 16
Marquette Redmen: 25
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The Munising Mustangs were able to win the tip at the start of the second half, but they were unable to do anything with it. The frustration of the Munising Mustang players was intense, and the fans seemed to agree with them. Multiple times, it seemed that a Marquette Redmen fouled a Munising Mustangs player, only to have nothing called. The play became even more rough as the Mustangs began to close the gap between the two teams with two minutes left in the quarter.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 26
Marquette Redmen: 29

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The final quarter of the game started as the Munising Mustangs won the toss and moved the ball down the court to get two points, which brought them to only one point behind the Marquette Redmen. The fervor in the crowd turned into an uproar as Garrett Blank was called for an offensive foul when he went up for a quick two-point shot. The Munising Mustangs fought back to tie the game at 34 when they intercepted a pass and scored two quick points with two minutes left in the game. Ben Stasewich scored two more points on the next drive to make the score 36-34 with 1:21 left in the game. Nick Cercone made two free throws with :30 seconds left and gave the Mustangs a very small cushion which they rode the rest of the game out on.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 38
Marquette Redmen: 36

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01/23/2015 Rapid River High School, Rapid River, MI - On an unseasonably warm and bright winter day, the Munising Mustangs took on the Rapid River Rockets in girls high school varsity basketball. Both teams came into the game with high expectations, but only one team could be victorious. The first quarter opened as Marissa Immel got the tip and drove the ball down court. Thanks to some excellent defense on both sides of the court, scoring stayed to a minimum for the first minutes of the game. However, as the quarter progressed, the Munising Mustangs began to pull away. Kelsea Ackerman contributed to the defense, adding multiple steals from the Rapid River Rockets in the first quarter.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 12
Rapid River Rockets: 4

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The Munising Mustangs started the second quarter just as the first had ended, with great defensive play. Frankie Mattson contributed to the Mustangs lead by making several great passes, as well as blocking shots. Both teams fought hard to take the lead, but the Mustangs continued their dominance. The Rapid River Rockets had problems rebounding and getting the ball stolen from them in the second quarter, which lead to their deficit. Multiple scrums for loose balls appeared to increase the anxiety of both teams, but despite the intense action, both the Mustangs and the Rockets had few penalties in the first half. The Munising Mustangs employed a full-court press for part of the second quarter, which allowed them to gain an even bigger advantage.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 31
Rapid River Rockets: 8

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The second half of play saw the Munising Mustangs defending against an aggressive Rapid River Rockets squad. Halftime gave the Rapid River Rockets an opportunity to rest and refocus, which made the Mustangs job more difficult than the first half had been. Despite the tough start to the quarter, the Munising Mustangs had back-to-back steals that led to lay-ups and four quick points midway through the quarter. Bailey Down aided the Munising Mustangs throughout the game, adding several great defensive plays to the Mustangs’ game.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 48
Rapid River Rockets: 15

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Darby Coyne opened the last quarter of play by making a great steal on a Rapid River player after the Rockets had won the tip. The Munising Mustangs were able to capitalize on the Rockets’ mistake, by making a short shot after a rebound. Courtney Livermore also aided the Mustangs by moving the ball swiftly and making several great passes. Penalties became a problem for the Munising Mustangs, when they put the Rapid River Rockets into the bonus early in the last quarter of play. Peyton Bonevelle had four points in the fourth quarter for the Mustangs, which also helped aid the Mustangs to victory.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 58
Rapid River Rockets:23

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01/22/2015 Munising High School, Munising, MI - The first broadcast of the Boys Munising Mustangs basketball team was brought to you by new announcer Mike James and GLR! We welcome him to the Great Lakes Radio family and look forward to the future! The Munising Mustangs took on the Engadine Eagles in Munising, MI on a seasonably warm January evening. The first quarter of play started as Ben Stasewich, playing for the Munising Mustangs, won the jump ball.  Andy Cooper got tip and was able to score two points to open the game after a quick drive down the court. The Mustangs broke out early, with a 17-0 scoring run in the first quarter. Nick Cercone had multiple steals in the quarter, which allowed Munising its early lead.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 27
Engadine Eagles: 2

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Ben Stasewich won the toss again for your Munising Mustangs to open the second quarter of action. Alex Hill continued his excellent rebounding, allowing the Mustangs to continue their dominance of the first quarter. Nick Cercone also was able help the Mustangs by continuing to steal the ball wherever possible. Also assisting with rebounding, Alex Cooper had multiple rebounds in the second quarter. Garrett Blank contributed to the scoring, making a great layup off of a steal. The Engadine Eagles did their best to make a comeback, however, the Munising Mustangs defense was able to hold the Eagles to eight points in the second quarter. Both teams started the game with relatively few fouls, but the Engadine Eagles began to have problems as the second quarter ended.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 43
Engadine Eagles: 10

 

The second half of play began with the Munising Mustangs only a few points away from a running clock. The Engadine Eagles fought valiantly though, never giving up and fighting to the end. They Eagles came out of the locker room with renewed vigor. Colin Immel got the tip-off, and the Mustangs quickly moved the ball up the court for a couple of early points. Your Munising Mustangs were struck with bad luck, with multiple shots bouncing in and then out of the hoop. Ben Stasewich made a great play off of a steal from Engadine when he was able to run the length of the court and finished the play by dunking the ball. Brett Johnson entered the game midway through the quarter, and he was able to intercept an Engadine pass to help the Mustangs to two more points. Michael Graves was fouled by an Engadine Eagle and made one of two free-throws, all after running the ball the length of the court before the foul.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 58
Engadine Eagles: 13

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Jason Lindbeck started the quarter for the Munising Mustangs fourth quarter by blocking a tough Engadine Eagles shot from the paint.  Willy Seymour assisted the Mustangs by making several great passes, which allowed Munising multiple scoring attempts. Willy Seymour and Brett Johnson both had great fourth quarters, with both of them making three point shots in the quarter.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 73
Engadine Eagles: 16

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Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in the Great Lakes Radio studios in Marquette, Michigan.

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder in the Great Lakes Radio studios in Marquette, Michigan.

1/20/2015 Lansing, Michigan — Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s 2015 State of the State Address was heard all across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and beyond on the stations of Great Lakes Radio on Tuesday, January 20th. With the power of Great Lakes Radio, listeners were able to tune in and listen as our Governor, Rick Snyder highlighted all the progress that has been made under his leadership for the year 2014.

Governor Rick Snyder’s State of the State Address was heard across the Upper Peninsula on 103-FXD, 92.7 WRUP, and AM 1400 WQXO.

Governor Rick Snyder highlighted a few key successes in 2014. One of the highlights was the Propane Crisis across Upper Michigan during the winter of 2014. Governor Snyder touted the fact that Propane companies that gouged Upper Michigan residents were penalized for their price gouging tactics. Also, Governor Snyder highlighted the fact that unemployment continues to drop in the State of Michigan under his leadership.

Great Lakes Radio is proud to bring you the full audio of the Governor’s State of the State Address here:

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Gwinn ModelTowner Girls basketball defeated Munising Mustangs 55-29 January 8th,2015 on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO also streamed LIVE at GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com

Gwinn ModelTowner Girls basketball defeated Munising Mustangs 55-29 January 8th,2015 on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO also streamed LIVE at GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com

01/08/2015 Munising, Michigan- The Gwinn ModelTowner ladies basketball team took on the Munising Mustangs this Thursday night at Munising. It was a great fast-paced game even with a generally younger opposing team.  The coach for the Mustangs said that what his players lack in height, compared to the ModelTowners, they make up for in speed. The ModelTowner ladies held nothing back tonight and kept right up to tempo and wrapped this game up pretty quick. Gordon Mielke and Mike James brought you all of the action with the simulcast on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and AM 1400 WQXO also streamed LIVE at GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com.

The first quarter started off right away with both teams making their first points in a flash. Tiara Taylor and Tori Lauren proved right away that they were going to be a force to be reckoned with as they just kept on getting the shots. Tori Lauren had nine points herself this quarter. Marissa Himmel and Frankie Mattson also made some shots for the Mustangs this quarter bringing the score to 20-10 with the Modeltowners in the lead. Gordon Mielke and Mike James brought you the first quarter action on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO.

First Quarter Score:
ModelTowners: 20
Mustangs: 10

The second quarter started off with Miss Tori Lauren getting the first points with a rebound shot bringing her point rack

Gwinn ModelTowner Girls basketball defeated Munising Mustangs 55-29 January 8th,2015 on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO also streamed LIVE at GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com

Gwinn ModelTowner Girls basketball defeated Munising Mustangs 55-29 January 8th,2015 on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO also streamed LIVE at GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com

up to 11 to start off this quarter.  Gwinn was having a little bit of trouble this game with all of the fouls being called on the girls. The Mustangs kept their fouls to a minimum and had very impressing speeds for Freshman and Sophmores.  Ellie Olson from the ModelTowners had made a good 3-pointer shot as well this quarter. Both teams did pretty good but the ModelTowners held their lead with a score of 37-16. Gordon Mielke and Mike James brought you all of the action on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO also streamed on GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com.

Second Quarter Score:
ModelTowners: 37
Mustangs: 16

Shout out to Cassidy Anderson who could not make it for the ModelTowners tonight because of the Flu. Feel better soon, Cassidy! The third quarter brought a lot of ball movement around the court. Frankie Mattson from the Mustangs had an impressive 3-pointer from way down town. Both teams did great this quarter. The Mustangs trailed by twenty-six this quarter with a score of 47-21. Gordon and Mike brought you all the third quarter action on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO also streamed LIVE and on your smartphone at GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com.

Gwinn ModelTowner Girls basketball defeated Munising Mustangs 55-29 January 8th,2015 on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO also streamed LIVE at GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com

Gwinn ModelTowner Girls basketball defeated Munising Mustangs 55-29 January 8th,2015 on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO also streamed LIVE at GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com

Third Quarter Score:
ModelTowners: 47
Mustangs: 21

The fourth quarter showed that the Mustangs were trailing by some but they had great defense. Tiara Taylor and Tori Lauren were again mentioned as the “Twin Towers” and did great this whole game. Kelsey Ackriman had a 3-pointer for the Mustangs and that gave her five points for the night. Towards the end of the game Munising started with mass substitutions to get all of their players a chance on the court. The girls all played hard this game. Good Job to both teams. The Gwinn ModelTowner ladies won the game with a score of 55-29. Gordon Mielke and Mike James brought you all the in-game action on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO also streamed LIVE at GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com.

Final Score:
ModelTowners: 55
Mustangs: 29

 

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    The Great Lakes Radio team gave our grand prize winner a Christmas to remember.

The Great Lakes Radio team gave our grand prize winner a Christmas to remember.

Ishpeming, Michigan – December 18, 2014 – Congratulations Phil Boyette! He won the grand prize at Great Lakes Radio’s Two Tickets to Paradise Givewaway. Holiday Travel and Funjet Vacations will be sweeping him off to a 5-night all-inclusive stay in Mexaco at the gorgeous Riu Palace.

Hopeful contestants lined up for their chance to win a tropical vacation. Who wouldn’t want to escape the UP’s winter to a vacation with 24-hour room service?

With a line winding right out the front door, Amy and DeeDee masterfully handled registration to get the contestants out of the cold and into the tropical themed Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center. The Sunny Morning Show’s Walt Lindala welcomed the guests and kicked off the party! Back again, Elmer Aho greeted his many fans.

    Laura Chapman from Holiday Travel Vacations, Sunchaser Tanning and Great Lakes Radio

Laura Chapman and Lynn Dalton from Holiday Travel Vacations congratulate the grand prize winner.

No Great Lakes Radio party would be complete without a delicious Italian dinner provided by Mama Russo’s. You just
can’t beat homemade salads, lasagna and tasty cudighi bites!

When all the plates were empty, Luke and Dennis took the mic to start everyone’s favorite game – BINGO. Once 8 lucky winners had come to the stage, each finalist chose their gift. Laura from Holiday Travel Vacations talked about what the lucky winner could look forward to with this vacation.

Paper ripping, the finalists tore open their presents and Phil Boyette jumped up and down with his gift box. Winner! Congratulations, Phil! We look forward to hearing all about your trip when you come back!

Great Lakes Radio thanks our many sponsors and the other

    Phil Boyette from Gwinn won a trip to Mexico for his dream vacation from Holiday Travel and Great Lakes Radio

Phil Boyette from Gwinn won a trip to Mexico for his dream vacation from Holiday Travel and Great Lakes Radio

businesses who made it possible for us to have another great party: BioLife Plasma Services, Honor Credit Union, Hudson’s Classic Grill, Gwinn Furniture Outlet, Mama Russo’s, Red Rock Lanes & Banquet Center, Great Lakes Wine & Spirits, Lake Superior Knife, Holiday Travel Vacations, Sunchaser Tanning, Synergy Fitness, Classic Carpet Care, Classic Auto Collision, Aubree’s Pizza in Marquette, The Bayou Restaurant, The Venice Pub and Pizzeria in Ishpeming, and Great Lakes Wine & Spirits.

We always have a lot of fun at our parties and we take tons of pictures. You can go through our gallery of party pics here

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Enter to Win a Trip to Disney World!

Enter to Win a Trip to Disney World!

Munising, MIDecember 12, 2014 – Enter to WIN the Grand Adventure from GTO – Good Time Oldies – WQXO and Walt Disney World! Take your family on the adventure of a lifetime.

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Go to BestRadioContest.com to enter, or take out your cellphone and text “Win Disney” (two words) to 27503.

Registration begins Monday, December 15th and ends Friday, January 2nd. The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on Monday, January 1st.

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11/28/2014 Ford Field, Detroit, MI –

The final game of the year for the Munising Mustangs got underway from Ford Field in Detroit, MI on a cold and blustery Friday morning. Fans filled the stands hours before the game was set to start, with excitement palpable in the air. The Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders kicked off to the Munising Mustangs to start the game. On the Mustangs very first drive, Austin Kelto made a great pass to Andy Cooper for the Mustangs first touchdown. The point after attempt was blocked, however, so that made the early score 6-0. The Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders answered on the next possession, returning the kick-off for a touchdown. A good extra point made the score 7-6, in favor of the MCC Crusaders. Both teams fought valiantly, with their entire seasons riding on the line.  The ball was traded back and forth across the field as both teams defenses held strong after the opening of the quarter, and the quarter ended without any further scoring.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 6
Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders:  7

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The second quarter started with the same action as the end of the first quarter. The Munising Mustangs defense made several great stops on the Crusaders first drive of the quarter. However, the MCC Crusaders put three more points onto the scoreboard with a field goal on an early drive to make the score 10-6, in favor of the Crusaders. Ben Stasewich had a great sack on the MCC Crusaders quarterback with under a minute left in the half. The Munising Mustangs did their best to stop the Crusaders before halftime to give them more hope for keeping the game close. With thirty seconds left in the half, the Crusaders attempted a long pass to the corner of the end zone, but the pass was incomplete. However, a Munising Mustang penalty gave the Crusaders a first down and a great shot at another score before the half ended. Ian McGinnis intercepted the Crusaders very next pass, due to a tipped ball from Ben Staciwich, and the half ended with a score of 10-6, in favor of the Crusaders.

First Half Score:
Munising Mustangs: 6
Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders: 10

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Second half action resumed at Ford Field in Detroit, MI when the Munising Mustangs kicked-off to the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders.  On the MCC Crusaders first drive of the half, they were able to score another touchdown on a one-yard run. A good extra point made the score 17-6 early in the second half. Like the first half of the game, both teams defenses held strong, with few scoring opportunities in the third quarter. The Munising Mustangs did their best to keep the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders within scoring distance. Despite the best attempts of the Munising Mustangs defense,  the MCC Crusaders scored another touchdown on a short run to make the score 24-6 after a good extra point attempt. Penalties were the bane of the Munising Mustangs, who had multiple penalties and personal fouls against the Crusaders, adding-up to nearly 50 penalty yards through three quarters. First downs were also a problem for the Munising Mustangs. The Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders converted on most of their third-down attempts, while the Mustangs offense couldn’t match the Crusaders advances.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 6
Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders: 24

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The final quarter of action in the Michigan High School Football State Finals got underway in Detroit, MI at Ford Field. The Munising Mustangs fought hard to keep within contact of the MCC Crusaders as time wound down, but the Mustangs couldn’t hold the Crusaders off. With 7:44 left in the game, the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders added another touchdown to their total on another short run. A good extra point made the score 31-6 in favor of the MCC Crusaders. The Munising Mustangs quarterback, Austin Kelto, did his best to bring the Mustangs back into contention, even as the clock ran under five minutes. The Munising Mustangs defense stepped-up their game as the contest wound to a close, not allowing the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders no further points for the rest of the game. Congratulations Mustangs on a great game and a great season! Thanks to all the great fans and fan support the Mustangs received throughout the season! Second place in the state championship wouldn’t have been possible without all of you!

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 6
Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders: 31

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Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs lose to the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders on Friday November 28th, 2014 on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3

Mustang Fans Pack The Stands At The Superior Dome

Mustang Fans Pack The Stands At The Superior Dome

Marquette, MI - November 21, 2014 - Your Munising Mustangs took on the Beal City Aggies at the Superior Dome in Marquette, MI for MHSAA Football State Playoff Semifinals on a cold, windy Friday night. Charlie and Chase Nebel and Zach Bougie brought you all the action on WQXO.com and WQXO 1400 am GTO Good Time Oldies.

The action began with the Munising Mustangs kicking off to the Beal City Aggies. Despite both teams fighting hard to move the ball in their favor, neither team scored in the first quarter. Andy Cooper continued to reign as kick-off king, and Garrett Blank did his best at running  back to put some points for Munising onto the scoreboard.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 0

Beal City Aggies: 0

The second quarter was another defensive chess match, with neither team getting into field goal range until the last minute of the half. The Munising Mustangs had a scare when a long field goal attempt at the end of the quarter was returned 85 yards before the Mustangs made a touchdown-saving tackle to keep the game scoreless going into the second half.

Halftime score:
Munising Mustangs: 0
Beal City Aggies: 0

Mustangs Win 10-7 Over Beal City

Beal City drove into Mustang territory on the first drive in the 3rd Quarter, but the Mustangs held strong and got the ball back halfway through the quarter.  Garrett Blank scored a huge touchdown thanks to a terrific block by Corey Cotey with 3:17 left in the 3rd Quarter to put the Munising Mustangs up 7-0. The Aggies responded immediately by scoring a touchdown on the following kick off, making the score 7-7 as the third quarter came to a close.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 7

Beal City Aggies: 7

The Munising Mustangs went into the 4th quarter tied 7-7 with the Beal City Aggies. The Mustangs drove the ball into scoring range, and kicked a field goal to take a 10-7 lead with 6 minutes left in the game. Beal City responded with an effective drive, taking them into the red zone with just under 4 minutes left. The biggest play of the game occured when the Mustangs defense stopped Beal City on 4th and 8 in the red zone, forcing a turnover on downs to get the ball back. A giant run by Garrett Blank got the Munising Mustangs a crucial first down with 1:02 left, giving the Mustangs enough room to run the clock out for the 10-7 win.

Munising Celebrates The 10-7 Victory

Munising Celebrates The 10-7 Victory

Final score:
Munising Mustangs: 10
Beal City Aggies: 7

The Munising Mustangs play in the State Championship 10a.m. Friday, November 28th, at Ford Field in Detroit.

 

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10730986_10100859659143387_2536098758332281638_nMUNISING, MI – 11/20/2014 – While nobody is looking ahead, this football season could be the beginning of a fantastic year of sports in the Mustang nation.  Heading into a state semi-final contest this Friday night at the Superior Dome, the Mustangs are sitting pretty.  Not a perennial powerhouse, but definitely on the rise, the regional champion Mustangs are primed for a real run at the title.  They’ll have to go through the runner up in division-8 for the past two seasons in Beal City.  The Aggies are coming in with a 10-2 record, but have lost to some very good competition.  They lost to the undefeated Ishpeming Hematites in Gaylord in October, and to another divison-7 team in the LHS Lakers of Pigeon, MI.

The Aggies can put points up on the board, but struggled to do that in their two losses, scoring a combined 13 points (shutout against Ishpeming).  The Mustangs defense has been on point this season, allowing just over seven points per game since week 1.  They’ve held teams to six points or less in nine games in 2014.  As I said above, nobody should be looking ahead, but this really could be a special year for Munising residents.  The Mustangs basketball team is a favorite to travel downstate in the Class-D playoffs.  We could be in the midst of a year where the football & basketball teams both make it to the title game.  We’ll have to get through this obstacle first though.

Be sure to tune in to AM1400 WQXO on Friday Night at 6:30pm.  Kickoff is scheduled for 7pm.  Charlie Nebel will have the call.  GO MUSTANGS!

-Carl Leander Johnson

 

The Munising Mustangs play on Good Time Oldies 1400 GTO and GTO.FM with Charlie Nebel.

The Munising Mustangs play on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com with Charlie Nebel

11/15/2014 NMU Superior Dome Marquette, MI – The Munising Mustangs kicked off to start their playoff game against the Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans at the NMU Superior Dome on a cold and silent November night. The excitement was palpable as the stands filled with fans. The Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans started the night by scoring a touchdown on their opening drive. They failed to score a two point conversion however, so the score was 6-0 early in favor of the Trojans. The Munising Mustangs did their best to fight back, and they did just that when they scored a safety on a fumbled snap to make the score 6-2. Garrett Blank scored a touchdown on a great run from the red zone and a good extra point kick made the score 9-6 at the end of the first quarter.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 9
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 6

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Garrett Blank threw a 40 yard pitch-pass to Andy Cooper in the second quarter to put the Munising Mustangs on the five yard line. The Munising Mustangs scored a few plays later on a 17 yard touchdown pass, caught by Alex Hill with 4 minutes left in the half, to put them up 16-6. Brett Johnson made a great block to help Garrett Blank make a huge run to get the Munising Mustangs into scoring position just before the half, but they were unable to convert a score before time ran out in the half.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs:  16
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 6

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The third quarter started with an onside kick attempt by the Trojans, which the Mustangs recovered. The Munising Mustangs scored on their first drive on a run by Garret Blank to put the Mustangs up 23-6 with five minutes left in the 3rd quarter. The Mustangs got the ball back a few minutes later with an interception on defense with 1:10 left in the quarter, but no further scoring occurred in the quarter.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs:  23
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 6

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The Munising Mustangs scored on another touchdown by Garrett Blank early in the 4th quarter to take a 30-6 lead. The Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans responded with a touchdown to make it a 30-14 lead for the Mustangs. The Munising Mustangs then put a dagger in the Trojans with a 93 yard touchdown pass to put them up 36-14. The following Trojans drive was stopped short by an interception by Andy Cooper to give the Mustangs the ball back with 6:30 left in the game. The Mustangs scored on their last drive to make the score 43-14, and held on to that score until the game ended.

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Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 43
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 14

 

Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs Defeat the Crystal Falls-Forest Park Trojans 43-14 on Friday November 15th, 2014 on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3

 

 

 

 

Marquette, MINovember 12, 2014 – Tune in this weekend for GTO’s British Invasion Weekend!

Through the `60s, the `70s, and the early `80s the British dominated the charts. We’ll be playing all the best hits from The Beatles, Elton John, David Bowie, The Rolling Stones, Queen, and more!

GTO’s British Invasion Weekend: 11-14 to 11-16.

The District Champion Munising Mustangs Girls Varsity Volleyball Team.

The District Champion Munising Mustangs Girls Varsity Volleyball Team.

Munising, MINovember 12, 2014 – Congratulations to the Munising Mustang Girls Varsity Volleyball Team on their victory over Rapid River! The final score was Mustangs: 3, Rapid River: 0. The win awarded the team the district championship.

The Mustangs will be on the road today to take on the Stephenson Eagles.

Gordon Mielke from Great Lakes Radio sat down with the Mustang’s Coach Josh Cole last week to talk about the season, the team, and their encounter with the Rapid River Rockets.

Listen to the interview here.

The Munising Mustangs play on Good Time Oldies 1400 GTO and GTO.FM with Charlie Nebel.

–The Munising Mustangs play on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com with Charlie Nebel, Chase Nebel, and Zach Boucher

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11/08/2014 St. Ignace High School, St. Ignace, MI – The Munising Mustangs second playoff game of the season started on a cold, windy, and snowy day. Despite the cold weather, the Munising Mustangs high school football players were ready for action. The Mustangs kicked-off to the St. Ignace Saints to start the game. Andy Cooper recovered a St. Ignace Saints fumble to give the Munising Mustangs the ball on their own 30-yard line at the end of the first quarter.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 0
St. Ignace Saints: 0

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The second quarter started with the Munising Mustangs in control of the football, deep in their own territory. The Mustangs fought hard to move the ball into scoring position, but had to punt to the Saints. Both teams defense held strong throughout much of the first part of the first half, with no scoring from either team. Penalties were a problem for both teams throughout the first half. A roughing the passer penalty on the Mustangs gave the Saints great field position at the Munising Mustangs 30 yard line with two minutes left in the first half. Austin Kelto intercepted the ball late in the half to give the Mustangs an opportunity to score before the half ended. As the half drew to a close, the wind and snow picked up, foreshadowing a tough battle ahead.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 0
St. Ignace Saints: 0

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Third quarter action got underway with the Munising Mustangs receiving the kickoff. Just a few minutes into the half, Garrett Blank was able to score on a great run, due to some incredible blocking, to make the score 7-0 in favor of the Mustangs. Garrett Elor and Corey Cotey were insturmental in the second half, giving Garrett Blank enough room to move the ball down-field on multiple drives. A good field goal gave the Munising Mustangs a three point buffer over a possible Saints touchdown, with a score of 10-0 at the end of the third quarter.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 10
St. Ignace Saints: 0

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The St. Ignace Saints fought valiantly throughout the entire game, but at the beginning of the fourth quarter, the cracks in their undefeated armor began to show. Multiple big penalties on the Saints throughout the game gave the advantage to the Munising Mustangs with under ten minutes left in the game. Garrett Blank continued to lead the Mustangs to victory, scoring another touchdown on another great run thanks to a great stiff-arm block. A good extra point made the score 17-0, in favor of the Munising Mustangs. Another touchdown for the Mustangs made the score 24-0. The St. Ignace Saints did their best to fight back, scoring a touchdown late in the game, but the Saints missed a two point conversion, making the score 24-6. Ben Stasewich intercepted a Saints pass with two minutes left in the game, which gave the Mustangs time to knee the rest of the clock down. Despite their best efforts, the Munising Mustangs held the Saints off throughout the rest of the game.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 24
St. Ignace Saints: 6

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Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs Defeat the St. Ignace Saints on Saturday November 8th, 2014 on 1400 GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3