From High School Star to Head Coach: Kristian Haynie's Basketball Journey
Discover the inspiring journey of Kristian Haynie, from being a high school basketball star to becoming the head coach at Central Michigan University. Learn about her transition from player to coach and her aspirations for the team's future.
Ohio State takes 'learning step' against Central Michigan: 6 takeaways
Felix Okpara knew what this kind of game could be for Ohio State. In the first game since winning the Emerald Coast Classic last weekend in Niceville, Florida, the Buckeyes were on their home floor against a non-marquee opponent. Central Michigan, the lowest-rated foe remaining on the 2023-24 slate according to KenPom.com, brought a 2-4 record into Value City Arena and a roster that was without 6-10, 255-pound center Markus Harding.
Garber grad asserts himself among top linemen in MAC at Central Michigan
MOUNT PLEASANT, MI – Brayden Swartout is getting that next-level edge again. After turning himself into a Division I college football prospect with a tough-nosed, tough-minded senior year at Essexville Garber in 2020, Swartout has picked it up a notch again for Central Michigan University. If you purchase a...
Alma College football is pure All-American underdog story with miraculous happy finish
You want a goosebump-inducing lesson in perseverance?. Let me tell you about Alma College football and what it did on Saturday. The Scots were losing to Mount Union, 20-10, with 4:45 left in the NCAA Division III quarterfinals. You want to a master class in poise?. Let me tell you...
Alma College football plays for trip to final four
For the first time in school history, the football team at Alma College is vying for a trip to the final four in the NCAA Div. III playoffs this Saturday. The Scots came from behind to defeat second ranked Mount Union on Nov. 25 to punch their ticket to the quarterfinals.
Chippewa Women’s Basketball 2023-24 Promotional Schedule Announced
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan's 2023-24 Women's Basketball schedule features 11 games at McGuirk Arena. Each game will have a promotional theme. Here is a look at themes for each game:. HOLIDAY HOOPS – vs. Indiana State | Dec. 2 | 1 p.m. The game will feature...
MAC Basketball Predictions, Odds & Best Bets - November 29
See odds, stats and predictions for all of the day’s MAC men’s college basketball games.
Alma College football having a historic season, gearing up for quarterfinal round
SAGINAW, Mich. (WNEM) - The Alma College football team is having a historic season. The Scots are 12-0, and they just defeated one of the top teams in the country. They are now gearing up to play in a NCAA Division 3 Quarterfinal. Cole Martens was recently at a practice...
Alma football's 'surreal' upset of Mount Union has the Scots barreling deep into the Division III playoffs
Cole Thomas barely saw the ball and otherwise hardly remembers the touchdown catch that sent Alma College’s football team past Mount Union last week and into this Saturday’s Division III playoff quarterfinals. “To be completely blunt, I just blacked out,” Thomas, a former St. Johns standout, said of...
Clare boys basketball opens season with win against Alma
The Clare boys basketball team won their first game of the season against Alma on Nov. 28 with a final score of 56-51. In a Hudl highlights video of the game, in the first quarter, Ryan Rodenbo had a three-pointer and Ritchie Montgomery had a steal. In the second quarter, Ryan Louch had a three-pointer, Montgomery had a fast break and a steal, Lincoln Older had a steal, and Dane Alexander had a three-pointer. In the fourth quarter, Louch had a steal, Montgomery had a steal, and Rodenbo had a fast break.
Former MSU and Mason star now leads CMU
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Kristin Haynie was a local star growing up, playing at Mason High School and Michigan State. Haynie is engraved in MSU women’s basketball history and is now the head coach of Central Michigan University. Haynie is also the first and only woman since 2017 to complete a triple double in the NCAA tournament.
CMU women’s basketball continues struggle on road with loss to Milwaukee
Looking to strike first for Central Michigan women’s basketball, junior guard Tiana Timpe nailed a three-point shot to give CMU some momentum to start the game against Milwaukee on Saturday. Freshman guard Tamara Ortiz kept the scoring going, hitting three-straight shots to put the Chippewas ahead 9-4 early. However,...
In the film room: 2024 OL Andrew Dennis
Mount Pleasant (MI) offensive lineman AJ Dennis is a physical, tenacious, and flexible player with a nasty streak at the point of contact and a regular habit of finishing his blocks. What the film says:. Dennis possesses a great combination of quickness and power, still maintaining great balance while moving...
Forecast calls for full-blown kilt at Alma College football quarterfinal
7th Grade Basketball Drops Two Games to Chippewa Hills
The 7th Grade basketball team lost two games against Chippewa Hills on Wednesday night. Game one came down to a buzzer beater 3 point shot by the Warriors to defeat the Eagles 36 – 35. Unfortunately, there seemed to be a lid on the bucket for Kent City and getting shots to fall was a struggle for the entire game. Game two was close for the majority of the contest before the Warriors pulled away in the 4th quarter to secure a 31 – 18 victory over Kent City. The effort from both Eagles teams should be applauded. Some nights, getting shots to fall is a struggle, that is part of the reality of basketball. Scoring on the night was as follows: Quin McLemore – 15, Aiden Farr – 15, Joseph VanHouten – 2, Travis Pike – 3, Skyler Oliver – 2, Peyton Powell – 8, Brayden Bloom – 2, Cash Corrigan – 6.
Senior Athletes Jaiden Dickman and Josie Schrot Sign Off to Colleges
St. Louis High School takes great pride in the accomplishment(s) of its athletes, especially when those accomplishments take the athletes further in life. These athletes put their blood, sweat, and tears into their sports day after day for years. They hope that someday a college will notice their hard work and invite them to a higher level of competition by joining the collegiate team. Unfortunately, that dream does not come true for the majority of high school athletes. That is, unless you are in the upper echelon of your sport, which is exactly the case for seniors Jaiden Dickman and Josie Schrot.
Evart scores emotional season-opening win over Farwell
EVART - The Evart Wildcats won their season-opening game with ease on Tuesday night, topping visiting Farwell by a 53-15 count. It was an emotional night for the Evart community, as it was the first game for the team since four players were injured in a car crash a week and a half ago. One of the injured players, Michael Rameso was on hand to cheer on his teammates, and he was recognized before the opening tipoff. Evart jumped out to an early lead 14-3 after one quarter of play and did not look back. Aidan Anderson scored all 12 of his points in the first half to lead the Wildcats, and his teammate, Aceyn Morgan scored a dozen in the second half to finish with 14 for the night to lead Evart in the scorebook. Evart (1-0) opens up Highland Conference play on the road at Beal City on Friday night. Farwell (0-1) travels to Shepherd for their first Jack Pine Conference contest of the season on Friday evening.
Boone rushed for 186 yards, 2 TDs as No. 23 Toledo beats Central Michigan 32-17
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Peny Boone rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns, and No. 23 Toledo beat Central Michigan 32-17 on Friday. The Rockets (11-1, 8-0 Mid-American Conference) have won 11 in a row since their 30-28 loss at Illinois in their season opener on Sept. 2. It’s the longest win streak for the program since 1971. Next up for Toledo is Miami (Ohio) in the MAC championship on Dec. 2 at Ford Field in Detroit. Another win and the Rockets could be in line for a New Year’s Day bowl game, possibly as the highest-ranked team from a Group of Five conference. Jase Bauer passed for 182 yards and a touchdown for Central Michigan (5-7, 3-5).
Peny Boone Voted Ironman of the Central Michigan Game
TOLEDO, Ohio – Junior running back Peny Boone was voted "Ironman of the Game" following his performance in Toledo's win at Central Michigan last Friday. Boone rushed for 186 yards and two touchdowns in Toledo's 32-17 win over CMU. It was his second-highest output and eighth 100-yard game of the season. He is the first Rocket to break the 100-yard mark eight times in a season since Kareem Hunt did it in 2016. Boone now has 1,359 for the season, which ranks fifth in the nation. He is also third in the country in yards per carry (7.43) and fifth in rushing TDs (15).
Catch of the Year? Wide receiver somehow scores TD after ball bounces off of helmet
Toledo wide receiver Jaden Dottin made a play that should be up for Catch of the Year. Dottin went up for a contested catch when the ball hit off of a Central Michigan defender’s helmet and he caught it while falling to the ground. His used his right hand to clasp the ball to his chest in an incredible display.