Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show

Saturday, February 28th, 2015, Crossroads Bar & Grill, Marquette, MI - It’s a beautiful, warm day at the Crossroads Bar and Grill, where the UP Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show going is on Saturday, February 28th and Sunday, March 1st. Major Discount and Nancy Longtine are there today to bring you all the vintage snowmobile action. There are all sorts of awesome antique and custom sleds, all on display for you! So, come join the fine folks at the Crossroads Bar and Grill, and remember to bring your helmet! There’s everything from frozen turkey bowling to multiple awards for different categories of snowmobile, and there’s even fun for kids of all ages! Join us on Sunday for the UP’s largest swap meet for snowmobiles! Also, for all the glass-pack fans, there’s also a new “loud pipe” category award for the individual sled that can create the most decibels! So, come on down to the UP Antique & Vintage Snowmobile Show at the Crossroads Bar and Grill!

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Seney, Michigan - All films will be shown in the Visitor Center Auditorium at Seney National Wildlife Refuge. All shows are open to the public and are free of charge. Hot chocolate, coffee, tea and cookies will be provided by the Seney Natural History Association. Please bring a mug. Watch previews of this year’s films on the Seney Website at www.fws.gov/refuge/Seney/Events.html.

If evening activities are cancelled due to weather at Three Lakes Academy or the Tahquamenon Area Schools, the makeup night will be Tuesday, March 31th at 6:30 p.m.

The Seney National Wildlife Refuge is located off M-77, five miles south of Seney, or two miles north of Germfask.

2015 Winter Film Festival at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

2015 Winter Film Festival at Seney National Wildlife Refuge

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Warm-ups in Munising, MI.

02/27/2015 Munising High School, Munising, MI - Your Munising Mustang boys returned to the court on a beautiful late February day. Despite the gorgeous conditions outside, the Mustangs looked to take on the Manistique Emeralds.  This game seemed especially important due to the fact that the Munising Mustangs had just suffered a painful loss two games ago, because of a questionable call from the referees. This was important due to the fact that the Mustangs were playing at the same venue where the loss happened, with the same referees. The tip-off was won by “big” Ben Stasewich, who moved the ball over to Andy Cooper, but the ball was stolen by the Emeralds who scored the first two points of the game. A give-and-go between Ben Stasewich and Alex Hill resulted in two quick points to make the score the Mustangs 7 and the Emeralds 5 with six minutes left in the first quarter. The Munising Mustangs came out of the gate with zero fouls in the first seven minutes of play, as compared to the four of the Manistique Emeralds. Nick Cercone had a great start to the night, accumulating seven points with just one minute left in the quarter.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 18
Manistique Emeralds: 14

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Warm-ups in Munising, MI.

 

The Munising Mustangs found themselves with their hands full with the Manistique Emeralds who nearly matched the Mustangs point for point in the first quarter. The speed of the Emeralds gave the Mustang players the most trouble, but Ben Stasewich was an integral part of the Mustangs defense, having two blocked shots in the first quarter, along with the five points he had. The Munising Mustangs, however, showed their true colors when they went on a nine-point, unanswered scoring run to make the score 27-17 with just over five minutes left in the half. The Mustangs found themselves in the double bonus, due to the Emeralds’ nine total fouls, and the Mustangs looked to continue their success. Andy Cooper slammed the ball through the hoop with one minute, thirty seconds left in the quarter. On the Emeralds’ in-bounds pass, Colin Immel was able to steal the ball and feed Andy Cooper the ball again, which he layed-up for two more quick points. The Mustangs continued their success into halftime, and the Manistique Emeralds looked-forward to the needed rest.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 42
Manistique Emeralds: 19

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It was a busy night at the Mustangs’ gymnasium!

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It was a busy night at the Mustangs’ gymnasium!

As the Munising Mustangs took to the court after the halftime break, they appeared focused on winning the game and moving into the finals with the best record that they could. The Manistique Emeralds found themselves the victims of the Mustangs’ excellent defensive play. The Emeralds were unable to stop the Mustangs’ full-court press, and the Mustangs took advantage of that fact. Austin Kelto made an amazing pass to a charging Andy Cooper, who then was able to make an easy lay-up to make the score the Munising Mustangs 47 and the Manistique Emeralds 19. The Mustangs extended their lead to 53-21 when Colin Immel nailed a long three-point shot from downtown with two minutes left in the third. Andy Cooper had another great defensive play, with a steal from the Emeralds, which he then fed Nick Cercone with for an easy lay-up to make the score 58-21 with thirty seconds left.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 58
Manistique Emeralds: 24

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Munising fans got a good look at future Mustangs players at halftime!

During the second and third quarters, the Munising Mustangs went on a 40-10 scoring run, and they looked to continue their success in the final quarter. Early in the fourth, the Munising Mustangs had a great allie-oop play, but the Mustang player who scored the basket was fouled, so the points were not counted. The foul put the Mustangs into the double bonus again, which they used to their advantage. Willy Seymore made a great defensive play when he stole the ball from the Emeralds, and he followed it up by driving to the basket for two points on a lay-up. The Manistique Emeralds found themselves victims of the Mustangs’ rebounding prowess, which was evident from the score difference, but the Emeralds effort was admirable. The sportsmanship that the Emeralds had was also apparent, as they continued their clean play, despite the difference in score. Willy Seymore kept his scoring success rolling, when he made a long three-point shot with under one minute and thirty seconds left in the game.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 80
Manistique Emeralds: 33

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02/26/2015 Rapid River High School, Rapid River, MI - It was a gorgeous February day when the Munising Mustang girls were set to play the Rapid River Rockets. The Mustangs came into the night with a record of 15 wins and one loss, and the Rockets entered the night with a record of three wins and 12 losses. It looked to be an exciting game, as the spunky Rapid River Rockets squad looked to upset the Munising Mustangs, however, the lady Mustangs were going to make sure that didn’t happen. The Rockets won the tip-off, and they were also able to score the first two points of the game on their next drive. Marissa Immel did a great job for the Mustangs, drawing a foul late in the first quarter to give the Mustangs two quick free-throw points. Bailey Downs had a strong block on a Rockets shot at the end of the quarter to deny them two points.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 17
Rapid River Rockets: 4

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The Munising Mustangs’ full-court press seemed to be the bane of the Rapid River Rockets players, who were hardly able to pierce the intense defense. However, the Rockets went on a quick 4-0 scoring run to start the quarter, but it was answered by the Mustangs when Frankie Mattson made a quick jump shot for two points. Darby Coyne played an integral part in the Mustangs success, by making several sharp passes that lead to points. Baily Downs went down hard on a rebound scrum, but she was seemed unhurt with two minutes left in the half. Kelsea Ackerman played amazing defense when she was able to steal the ball from the Rapid River Rockets, only to lose the ball, recover it, and then score a lay-up to make the score 34-8 in favor of Munising with one minute left.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 38
Rapid River Rockets: 11

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Halftime was a needed rest for the Rapid River Rockets who were being thoroughly handled by the Munising Mustangs. The Mustangs offense was so strong, that the Rockets had to use fouls frequently to stop them. This put the Rockets into foul trouble quickly in the second half of play, which the Mustangs hoped to take advantage of. Kelsea Ackerman took a hard fall going after a loose ball and injured her leg, which was not what the Mustangs needed with the playoffs being so close. There was a audible hush that went over the crowd as she was helped off of the court. The Rapid River Rockets did their best to fight their way back, but frustration was evident when a Rockets player knocked a Munising player to the ground, earning a technical foul. Katherine Wendt took to the court for the Mustangs, and she was able to make multiple rebounds before the quarter ended.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 47
Rapid River Rockets: 15

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The Munising Mustangs’ own Katherine Wendt and Karlee Decet relished in their last quarter of regular-season high school basketball, as the two seniors looked toward the playoffs. Peyton Bonneville had some impressive play in the second half of action, when she fought her way to several tough rebounds and scored a lay-up for two points early in the fourth. The Rapid River Rockets players fought admirably, never giving up hope, but the game seemed dominated by the Munising Mustangs. The sportsmanship between these two teams was noticeable, despite the gap in the scores. With just over three minutes left in the game, the Rapid River Rockets took too long on an in-bounds pass, which gave control of the ball to the Mustangs. They were then able to score two points on a lay-up to move to a score of 50-22. The Rockets had a great play when one of their players made a long three-point jump shot, which seemed to ignite the crowd’s passion. The Munising Mustangs defense also did a great job intercepting and blocking passes in-bounds from the Rockets, which was partly responsible for their domination. Cheers and applause from the fans, players, and coaches rang in the gymnasium as both teams’ regular seasons came to a close.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 56
Rapid River Rockets: 29

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02/25/2015 Munising High School, Munising, MI - The night after a tragic loss for the Munising Mustang boys basketball team to the North Central Jets, the Mustang boys were set to play the Superior Central Cougars in an inter-conference game that was sure to be exciting. The Mustangs lost the night before due to two consecutive poor calls from the referees, and the boys hoped to avoid the same fate as their last game. The tension was almost palpable in the stands before the game, but neither team showed any signs of hesitation.  The tip-off was won by the Mustangs’ Ben Stasewich, but they were unable to convert any points on the play. On their next drive, Andy Cooper made a great pass to Ben Stasewich, who then drove to the basket for a lay-up and the first two points of the game. The Munising Mustangs jumped out to an early lead of nine to four with five minutes left in the quarter, and they looked to continue their success until the end of the quarter. Garrett Blank had a great rebound, which he then put in for two points just before the end for the first quarter.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 21
Superior Central Cougars: 13

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The Munising Mustangs Colin Immel had another great start to the night, having multiple assists and rebounds in the first quarter, and “big” Ben Stasewich made an amazing play when he flat-out rejected a shot attempt by one of the Superior Central Cougars players two minutes into the second quarter. The Mustangs quickly fought their way to a score of 32 to 19, but play looked to be getting more intense as the Superior Central Cougars answered each point earned by Munising. The Cougars did their best to stay in the game, and they were able to move to within ten points with four minutes left in the quarter. That was as close as they would get, however, and the Mustangs moved further ahead of the Cougars as the first half drew to a close. Alex Hill played an important part in the Mustangs success, when he rebounded a missed shot and was able to put the ball in for two points just before the halftime buzzer.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 44
Superior Central Cougars: 27

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Halftime was a needed rest for both the Munising Mustangs and the Superior Central Cougars, as the first half of play was filled with high-scoring action. The Mustangs came out of the locker room with the same intensity as the first half, and they looked to end the game quickly when Garrett Blank scored on the Mustangs’ first drive of the second half. The offensive success continued for the Munising Mustangs, but the Superior Central Cougars tried their best to make a comeback. The Cougars play was admirable, due to the fact that they only had a total of seven players, against Munising’s 14 players. Ben Stasewich had another great game, having a total of 26 points through three quarters, and he looked to keep up the scoring. Andy Cooper blocked a tough shot from the Superior Central Cougars, but the Cougars were able to recover the ball and score two points to make the score the Munising Mustangs 65 and the Cougars 40. Nick Cercone took a very close three point shot but missed, but Ben Stasewich was able to recover the ball and score just before the end of the quarter.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 67
Superior Central Cougars: 43

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The 2014-2015 season Munising Mustangs football state runner-up team (photo 1 of 2).

Sportsmanship was apparent during the night’s game, which was especially amazing due to the poor calls from the exact same referees the night before. The Munising Mustangs had noticeably fewer fouls than the Superior Central Cougars, which put the Mustangs into the double-bonus in the fourth quarter. Austin Kelto had an impressive play when he was able to thread the ball and himself through the Superior Central Cougars players and make a smooth lay-up for two points and a total of six points on the night. The Munising Mustangs had no thoughts of letting-up on the Cougars in the final quarter of play, when they scored 12 quick points to bring them even further ahead of Superior Central.  Nick Cercone had a great three point shot to put the Mustangs at 80 and the Cougars at 51 late in the final quarter. Greg Sepanen had a great night for the Cougars, having a total of 26 points on the night, as well as multiple rebounds. The game wound to a close with the Munising Mustangs in control of the ball, they were, however, unable to score any further points.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 82
Superior Central Cougars: 57

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The 2014-2015 season Munising Mustangs football state runner-up team (photo 2 of 2).

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02/24/2015 North Central High School, Munising, MI - The Munising Mustang boys basketball team came into the night with a white-hot record of 15 wins and zero losses, and the North Central Jets had an equally impressive record of 16 wins and zero losses. The game was sure to be filled with exciting action, with both teams having equally impressive records, and each team looked to give the other their first loss, so the night was sure to be filled with electric action. The play started-off with Ben Stasewich winning the tip for the Mustangs, who attempted to move the ball down the court. The Munising Mustangs were unable to convert on the tip-off win, though, when a North Central Jets player intercepted a pass from the Mustangs. The Mustangs implemented their famous full-court press right from the first whistle, which was a key factor for the Mustangs defense in past games. Both teams came into the night with clear plans for the game, and the Munising Mustangs looked to conquer with defense, while the North Central Jets looked to overpower with a very strong offense. Colin Immel made a great in-out-in jump shot to make the score Munising seven and the Jets four with three minutes left in the first quarter.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 7
North Central Jets: 14

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The Munising Mustangs started the second quarter with the same intensity that they came into the first quarter with, however, they were fighting a tough North Central Jets defense and a significant point deficit. Ben Stasewich continued his excellent play, when he made a tough lay-up after being fouled by a jets player with just over five minutes left in the half. The Munising Mustangs fought their way back to within two points halfway through the second quarter, when the Mustangs had 14 and the Jets had 16 points. With only two minutes left in the half, Alex Hill made an incredible pass to Alex Cooper, who then made a great jump-shot to even the score. Points were traded back and fourth as the first half came to an end, but neither team was able to obtain an advantage before the halftime buzzer.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 22
North Central Jets: 22

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Halftime was a needed reprieve from the tough play that was the first half. The Munising Mustangs came out of the locker room with renewed vigor, after realizing that they were up against a very tough North Central Jets team. The Mustangs received the in-bounds pass to start, and Garrett Blank was able to drive to the basket and make a strong lay-up for two quick points to open the half. Fouls remained fairly sparse, with none of the North Central Jets players having more than one foul in the first half. The Munising Mustangs came out of the locker room with a very strong six point scoring run in the first two minutes of the quarter to make the score 28-22, in favor of Munising. As the quarter neared its end, Nick Cercone made an excellent play to score a lay-up, during which he was fouled very hard by a North Central Jets player for an extra point attempt on the same play. With 1:25 left in the third quarter, the Munising Mustangs began to pull ahead by a score of 35 to 27.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 35
North Central Jets: 29

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The stands were filled with fans for the game between the Munising Mustangs boys and the North Central Jets!

The intense action continued into the fourth and final quarter of play between the Munising Mustangs and the North Central Jets. Neither team was willing to capitulate, which made for a very exciting game for the packed stands. Discipline was an important source of the Mustangs success, thanks to a limited number of fouls, but the North Central Jets, however, began to foul more as the game approached its end. Nick Cercone continued to be a vital factor in the Mustangs success, by drawing multiple fouls and scoring several free-throws. With just over three minutes left in the game, the North Central Jets fought their way back to within three points by a score of 41-38 in favor of Munising. Due to a sketchy call from the referees, Ben Stasewich fouled a Jets player, who made the basket and extra point try to even the score at 41-41 with just two minutes left to play. The controversy continued after the buzzer, thanks to a goal-tending whistle just at the end of the game. As confusion set in (and with a score of 45-43 in favor of the Jets), the referees looked to take control back, when they put 1.3 seconds back onto the clock, and gave the Mustangs the in-bounds pass. However, the buzzer sounded again as the in-bounds pass was in the air, so the Munising Mustangs were unable to even attempt a hail-Mary shot at the end of the game, much to the Mustangs, and their fans, disappointment.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 43
North Central Jets: 45

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02/23/2015 Munising High School, Munising, MI - The weather was markedly improved over the last time the Munising Mustangs had to play, however, it was still bitterly cold outside. Despite the cold weather, the Mustang girls came into the night with a searing-hot record of 10 wins and zero losses (in conference), and the Cooks Big Bay De Noc Black Bears entered the night’s contest with a record of two wins and nine losses (in conference). The Munising Mustangs record put them at the top of the Central Upper Peninsula Conference. The opening tip-off was won by the Munising Mustangs, who were able to quickly move the ball onto Black Bears’ side of the court, and the Mustangs also were able to score the first points of the night. The first quarter progressed quickly, with the Munising Mustangs accumulating a 9-0 lead with five minutes left in the first. The Mustangs defensive full court press, which kept the Black Bears mostly in check, was a major reason for their success. The Immel sisters and Kelsea Ackerman were pivotal players for the Mustangs, leading them to a 10-o scoring run. Heather Lalonde scored the first points for the Black Bears, who hoped to make a comeback before the quarter ended, but they were held off thanks to the Mustangs amazing defense.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 20
Cooks Big Bay De Noc Black Bears: 2

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The Munising Mustangs came into the second quarter hoping to continue the success of the first. The Cooks Big Bay De Noc Black Bears simply hoped to remain close to the Mustangs, but Frankie Mattson, who had multiple steals in the first half, played some amazing defense. The Mustangs continued their strong play, building an even greater lead before the end of the first half. Peyton Bonneville had some astonishing plays on defense as well, accumulating several rebounds in the first half, which aided the Mustangs in their endeavor.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 31
Cooks Big Bay De Noc Black Bears: 6

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Halftime gave the Cooks Big Bay De Noc Black Bears a chance to rest and refocus their efforts. The Munising Mustangs, however, looked to stay the course. Fouls were not much of a problem for either team in the first and second quarter, but as the game progressed, the play began to get a little more rough. The Mustangs only had four fouls in the third quarter, which was a major factor in their success.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 47
Cooks Big Bay De Noc Black Bears: 12

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The game certainly looked to be going the way of the Munising Mustangs, however, the Cooks Big Bay De Noc Black Bears came into the final quarter of play with what seemed to be a renewed sense of purpose. The Black Bears did their best to fight back, but the Mustangs defense was just too strong after three long quarters of play. Bailey Downs did an amazing job for the Munising Mustangs. She had multiple field goals, and she was able to contribute to the Mustangs defensive powerhouse. As the clock wound down, the Black Bears’ and Mustangs’ sportsmanship was commendable, and play was clean all night thanks to that.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 52
Cooks Big Bay De Noc Black Bears: 25

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02/20/2015 Gwinn High School, Gwinn, MI - The game between the boys of the Munising Mustangs and the Gwinn Modeltowners took place on a bitterly cold night, but not as cold as the previous night, which had a low temperature of -30 in some areas in the Upper Peninsula! Basketball games were cancelled that night, but the action was sure to be hot between these two strong teams. The Gwinn Modeltowners came into the night with a record of eight wins and eight losses, and the Munising Mustangs had a record of 14 wins and zero losses. The tip-off was won by the Mustangs, who then tried to move the ball down the court, but they turned the ball over on a tipped pass. The first points of the game were scored by Colin Immel on a long three point shot to make the score 3-0 in favor of Munising early in the first. The Munising Mustangs started the game with their usual defensive prowess, applying a full-court press right from the first whistle.  Colin Immel made another great long three point shot to make the score 6-0 for the Mustangs within the first two minutes of play. The Gwinn Modeltowners fought their way back to within two points, after scoring two points on a lay-up. However, before the end of the first quarter, the Munising Mustangs put some distance between themselves and the Modeltowners.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 17
Gwinn Modeltowners: 10

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The action that took place in the first quarter carried over into the second quarter. The Munising Mustangs had accumulated more fouls early in the game than they normally had in past games, so the game was turning out to be a bit more intense than the last meeting between the Mustangs and Modeltowners. Early in the quarter, Andy Cooper stole an in-bounds pass from the Modeltowners and was able to score a lay-up directly after to give the Mustangs two quick points. The Munising Mustangs had numerous fouls in the first two quarters, which put the Gwinn Modeltowners into the early bonus. Due to the rough action, the refs looked to take control of the game once again, which put the Mustangs into even worse foul trouble as the quarter ticked away. The foul trouble for the Munising Mustangs put Ben Stasewich, who had three fouls before the end of the first half, onto the bench. The Modeltowners looked to capitolize on the opportunity, but they were unable to put a significant dent in the score difference. In the last two minutes of the half, the Gwinn Modeltowners began to have foul trouble of their own, with seven total fouls for the team. The Mustangs defense held strong during the second quarter, only allowing two points for Gwinn.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 24
Gwinn Modeltowners: 12

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The amazing defensive play that made-up the majority of the first half continued as the game resumed after halftime. The Munising Mustangs were at a disadvantage, due to having multiple players in foul trouble. Nick Cercone was a vital asset for the Mustangs by contributing a great deal to their defense. Halfway through the third quarter, the Munising Mustangs fought their way even further ahead by a score of 30-13. Players for both teams began to feel the burden of the fouls, visibly reacting to some of the refs calls. Frustration was evident for the Modeltowners as confusion set in over some of the calls of the referees, but both teams seemed to have been under the thumb of the refs.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 31
Gwinn Modeltowners: 16

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Both teams fought ever harder as the game wound to a close, and the fourth quarter started as the other quarters had gone, with many fouls and scrums for the ball. With five minutes left in the game, Colin Immel made a long pass to Nick Cercone, who then was able to make a great lay-up for two quick points at the start of the fourth. Ben Stasewich was fouled roughly, but he was able to recover and score two free-throws in a row, despite his foul trouble. The game turned rough when one of the Gwinn Modeltowner players shoved a Munising Mustangs player after a hard play, but no fouls were called on either side. With two minutes left in the game, the Mustangs looked to run the clock out, which everyone was happy with after such a tough game.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 42
Gwinn Modeltowners: 24

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02/09/2015 Munising High School, Rapid River, MI - It was a blustery cold February day when the Munising Mustangs were set to play the Rapid River Rockets in what was sure to be an exciting, in-conference match-up. The Munising Mustang boys came into the night with a record of 13 wins and zero losses, and the Rapid River Rockets entered play with a record of one win and 12 losses. It was a cold night, but action inside the Munising Mustang gymnasium was sure to be hot! The Mustangs won the tip-off, and they were able to drive the ball down the court to start the game. Ben Stasewich put the Munising Mustangs onto the scoreboard with an easy lay-up off of the opening tip. Colin Immel assisted in the scoring by making the first three point shot of the night on a long jumper from the corner with just a few minutes left in the quarter. The offensive showing continued with Ben Stasewich when he made an incredible dunk at the end of regulation in the first quarter to make the score the Munising Mustangs 30 and the Rapid River Rockets 1.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 30
Rapid River Rockets: 1

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The action of the first quarter carried-over into the second quarter as the Munising Mustangs were able to drive the ball down the court and score two quick points. Garrett Blank did an amazing job on defense, wrangling several rebounds and making multiple key passes out of the paint that resulted in points for the Mustangs. The number of fouls for both teams remained fairly low throughout the first half, despite the high score of the Munising Mustangs, which showed the great sportsmanship of the Rapid River Rockets. Andy Cooper made a huge play when he threaded the ball between two Rapid River Rockets players to get the ball to Alex Hill who then scored two points on a jump shot halfway through the quarter. Alex Hill earned the title “Mr. Defense” from announcer Mike James when he was able to steal the ball from a Rockets player who then fouled Alex Hill for two free shots. The entire Munising Mustangs team only had seven total fouls throughout the first half of play.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 44
Rapid River Rockets: 14

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With half of the game gone between the Munising Mustangs and the Rapid River Rockets and with a 38-point difference in score, the Rapid River Rockets’ players were fighting on courage alone. Despite the large gap between scores, both the Mustangs and the Rockets continued to play a respectful, exciting game, when it could have turned ugly quickly with fouls and poor sportsmanship. This was also an opportunity for the younger Munising Mustang players to get some very valuable live playing time. A key player for the Mustangs was Austin Kelto, who assisted the Mustangs to an even greater lead at the end of the third quarter, when he intercepted a Rapid River Rockets’ pass and drove the ball to the hoop.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 68
Rapid River Rockets: 24

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The great example of sportsmanship that the game between the Munising Mustangs and the Rapid River Rockets turned out to be continued into the final quarter of play, with both teams having under nine fouls in the second half of play. Even with a large point gap, the Rapid River Rockets continued to fight, and with four minutes left in the game and a running clock, the Rapid River Rockets scored a three-pointer from downtown to bring them three points closer to the Munising Mustangs. Willy Seymour did an excellent job for the Munising Mustangs in the fourth quarter, adding several points to the Mustangs total. Sean Sutherland also assisted the Mustangs to their win, when he was able to get an excellent rebound and put that rebound in for two, plus one due to a foul on the Rockets. Michael Graves scored the last points of the game for the Munising Mustangs, when he hit a short jumper at the end of regulation.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 80
Rapid River Rockets: 35

Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs defeat the Rapid River Rockets on Tuesday, February 17th, 2015 on 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3

Strap on your Snowshoes or Skis

This weekend enjoy skiing or showshoeing at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis, MI. Seney National Wildlife Refuge will be encouraging skiers and snowshoers of all ages to hit trail! Have fun on your own or use the “Wildlife in Winter Discovery Booklet,” found at the trail head, to search for and find signs of wildlife in the winter woods.

Seney National Wildlife Refuge will be on-site Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Beginners and experts alike can snowshoe or cross-country ski in the groomed paths around the trails at the Erickson Center for the Arts in Curtis, MI. If you don’t have a pair of snowshoes, no problem, we have a pair you can borrow to try out the fun winter sport. There will be winter activities for families and adults alike. Snowshoe the trails looking for items on the winter scavenger hunt, prizes will be awarded to those who complete their sheet. Have fun building a quinzee snow shelter, try your hand at snow painting, make frozen bubbles, and huddle around the fire. Warm up by watching one of our films in the Art Center. We will be showing “Animal Misfits”, “An Original DUCKumentry”, “The Animal House”, and “Wolverines: Chasing the Phantom”. It should be a romping good time in the snow. Remember to dress in layers for comfort.

The Erickson Center for the Arts offers trails for exploration year round.

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–The Munising Mustangs Girls play on 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com with Mike James!

02/10/2015 Munising High School, Munising, MI - Your Munising Mustangs girls basketball team was set to play the Crystal Falls-Forest Park Trojans in Munising, in what looked to be an exciting game. Both teams came into the night with winning records and high hopes, but only one would be able to come away victorious. The Munising Mustangs were able to win the tip and were able to move the ball down the court, but were unable to convert any points. Kelsey Ackerman helped the Mustangs to their first points of the game on an easy jump shot to put the Mustangs onto the scoreboard. The Munising Mustangs ran into a bit of foul trouble, with multiple key players having fouls early in the quarter.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 19
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 4

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The second quarter of play opened with the Munising Mustangs in control of the ball. They were able to score quickly after the start of the quarter, but those points were answered by the Trojans on their next drive. The Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans were able to continue their scoring run, more than doubling their first quarter score within the first four minutes of the second quarter. Marissa Immel was a key factor in the Munising Mustangs success in the first quarter with multiple steals and rebounds. The Trojans were able to keep up their scoring, but the Mustangs however began to answer with multiple baskets of their own in succession as the first half came to a close.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 26
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 15

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The second half opened with the Munising Mustangs in control of the ball, but they were unable to add any points to their total on the first drive of the quarter. Frankie Mattson did a great job at defense, with multiple steals through the first half. Both teams players had fewer fouls in the third quarter, which seemed to benefit the Trojans, who went on a six-point run to bring them closer to the Mustangs, just before the end of the quarter.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 34
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 26

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The final quarter saw the Munising Mustangs trying to hold off the Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans who were in the works of a comeback. Only the great defense of the Munising Mustangs was able to keep the Trojans at bay. Both of the Ackerman sisters were instrumental in the Mustangs success, with both of them contributing greatly to the offense of the Mustangs. With just over two minutes left in the game, the Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans were able to close within four points of the Munising Mustangs. As the game wound to a close, the Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans scored a three point shot, bringing them to just one (36-35) behind the Munising Mustangs with under thirty seconds to play. The Mustangs were able to score one additional point on a free throw, which did little to calm their nerves before opening a small gap at the end of the game.

Final Game Score Score:
Munising Mustangs: 39
Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans: 36

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Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs win over the Crystal Falls Forest Park Trojans on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 on 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3

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–The Munising Mustangs Boys play on 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies and WQXO.com with Mike James!

02/09/2015 Munising High School, Munising, MI - It was a chilly and calm night when the Munising Mustangs played the Cooks-Big Bay De Noc Black Bears in Munising, MI. The Munising Mustangs had been riding a winning wave when they came into the game at 13-0 overall and 4-0 in conference action, and the Big Bay De Noc Black Bears came into the night at 8-6 overall and 4-4 in conference play. It surely looked to be an exciting match-up! The whistle was blown and the tip sent into the air, which was won by the Black Bears who drove the ball down the court. The Cooks-Big Bay De Noc scored the first points of the game on their first drive, but they were immediately followed-up by two points for the Mustangs. The Munising Mustangs applied a full court press from the beginning of the game, and it proved to be very effective in stopping the Cooks-Big Bay De Noc Black Bears offense. It was clear that defense would be the name of the game for the for the night.

First Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 23
Cooks-Big Bay De Noc Black Bears: 4

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Ben Stasewich was a key leader of the Munising Mustangs again tonight, along with Alex Hill and Garrett Blank. Penalties appeared to be a problem for the Cooks-Big Bay De Noc Black Bears, who were unable to stop the great Munising Mustang defense. More than one player on the Black Bears was in foul trouble in the second quarter of play, and the Mustangs did their best to take advantage of the opportunity. The Cooks-Big Bay De Noc Black Bears did their best to make a comeback after going on a six point scoring run with five minutes left in the first half of play. Nick Cercone helped the Munising Mustangs excellent defense with multiple steals which lead directly to points.

Second Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 42
Cooks-Big Bay De Noc Black Bears: 14

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The Munising Mustangs took control of the ball to open the second half of play, and they were able to score a quick two points. Ben Stasewich made a great play when he was able to dunk the ball off of a pass from Andy Cooper. The Munising Mustangs came out of halftime with renewed vigor, after a small break in the action, when they scored ten quick points in succession. Similar to the first half of play, penalties in the second half played a major part. Both teams had players in foul trouble due to the aggressive play styles of each team.

Third Quarter Score:
Munising Mustangs: 59
Cooks-Big Bay De Noc Black Bears: 20

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With each passing quarter, the Munising Mustangs were able to wear down the Cooks-Big Bay De Noc Black Bears more and more. Despite the difference in the number of players on each team, the Black Bears did their best to fight back. The Munising Mustangs began looking ahead to their next game when they removed several key players from the game and gave them a rest. Michael Graves nailed a long three point attempt, and immediately followed it up by scoring two points and a free-throw from a penalty off of a steal for a total of five quick points for the Mustangs. The game closed with the Black Bears in control of the ball, however they were unable to make the hail mary three point shot.

Final Game Score:
Munising Mustangs: 66
Cooks-Big Bay De Noc Black Bears: 23

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Listen – Full Game – Munising Mustangs defeat the Cooks Big Bay De Noc Black Bears on Monday, February 09, 2015 on 1400am GTO Good Time Oldies.mp3

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The Gwinn ModelTowners were defeated by the Munising Mustangs on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO also streamed LIVE on GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com

The Gwinn ModelTowners were defeated by the Munising Mustangs on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO also streamed LIVE on GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com

MUNISING, MICHIGAN 01/30/15- The Gwinn ModelTowners took on the Munising Mustangs in Munising’s Mustang nations’ gym. It was a tight game between the two teams. Munising was also having their homecoming this evening. Both teams played extremely well and had a nice hard game that was fun to watch.
The crowd definitely sounded like they were having a good time with this game. Mike James brought you all of the in-game action on AM 1400 WQXO and simulcast on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 also streamed LIVE on WQXO.com and GoToGwinn.com.
The first quarter started off with the Munising Mustangs
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Superfans of the Munising Mustangs

taking the lead. It seemed like Munising was going to stay in the lead this quarter because Gwinn was taking a bit to make their scores. Gwinn wound up pulling through and tied the game for the end of this quarter. The score settled at 6-6 for a while. Justin Beauchamp came out of the game for a while this quarter and Munising was just able to sneak on through and get their easy baskets.Mike James brought you all of the first-quarter action on AM 1400 WQXO and simulcast on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 also streamed LIVE on your smartphone at WQXO.com and GoToGwinn.com.
First Quarter Score:
ModelTowners: 9
Mustangs: 12
The second quarter started off with the Munising Mustangs again taking the lead and pulling ahead of the
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Parent’s Night for the Munising Mustangs

ModelTowners. There were quite a few fouls this quarter but both teams got their points racked up. Jonah Norman of the Gwinn ModelTowners made an  awesome 3-pointer in the last few seconds making the score 30-26 with the Munising Mustangs on top. Mike James brought you all the in-game action on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WFXD also streamed LIVE on GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com.
Second Quarter Score:
ModelTowners: 26
Mustangs: 30
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It was homecoming for the Mustangs so that was a large incentive to win this game. The third quarter started off with the Gwinn ModelTowners getting the first points. Mika Heath of the Gwinn ModelTowners tied the score for a while in the beginning of this quarter making it 30-30. For a while the only team that was scoring was the Munising Mustangs but Gwinn started to make a come-back towards the middle of the quarter and made a few lay-ups to bring up their score.  Alex Hill owned the floor for a part of this quarter, he is a player for the Munising Mustangs. The final score for this quarter was 41-34. Mike James brought you all of the in-game action on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO also streamed LIVE on GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com.
Third Quarter Score:
ModelTowners: 34
Mustangs: 41
The final quarter proved to be the most grueling. It was a hard and intense game between the two teams
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homecoming for the Munising Mustangs!

that were very well disciplined. Munising was trying very hard, though, to keep their perfect record and it was also homecoming so there was a lot of reason to play extra hard tonight. Gwinn had a hard time trying to get the defense of the Munising Mustangs to break down for a while there. Both teams had some good defense. Justin Beauchamp had got his fifth foul this quarter and even though he played one heck of a game, he had to sit the rest of it out. Neither team refused to let up. The Mustangs wound up getting a fourteen point lead and winning the game with a score of 53-39. Good Job to both of the teams who played a remarkably entertaining game this night. Mike James brought you all of the in-game action on AM 1400 WQXO and simulcast on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 also streamed LIVE on your smartphone at WQXO.com and GoToGwinn.com.
Final Score:
ModelTowners: 39
Mustangs: 53
LISTEN-FULL GAME- Gwinn ModelTowner Boys basketball was defeated by the Munising Mustangs on Fox Sports Marquette 105.1 and simulcast on AM 1400 WQXO and streamed LIVE at GoToGwinn.com and WQXO.com

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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