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Best of the Best: Haney leads list of top football players

The high school football season has featured plenty of outstanding players and performances this year.

But with only one regular season game remaining before the start of the postseason, it has become clear who the best of the best players in the Blue Water Area area. With that in mind, let’s take a look at the Top 25 Football Player List.

This list of players will have no barring on our end of the season postseason awards. Any list featuring the top players in the area, must feature the biggest playmaker in the area, who calls Marine City home. 

1. Dawson Haney, Marine City: The top spot on the list goes to Haney and for good reason. The Mariners running back had 1,020 yards rushing and 17 touchdowns through seven games and is now the all-time leading rusher at Marine City, with three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Haney has also been a full-time two-way player and has made several big plays on defense. 

2. Steven Mason, Port Huron Northern: It is nearly impossible to ignore Mason on the field. The Port Huron Northern senior can play a wide variety of positions, including wide receiver, running back, quarterback, defensive back or linebacker. With Mason leading the way, Northern is in prime position for a postseason run.

3. Chase Churchill, Richmond: The senior signal caller is the best quarterback in the Blue Water Area, with an impressive arm that can push the ball down the field or find teammates with touch passes. Richmond is in the midst of another impressive season and in large part that is due to having Churchill at quarterback.

4. Luke Stephenson, Algonac: The Muskrats running back and linebacker is also an impressive baseball player. But on the football field he has also become a potent playmaker. In many ways, Stephenson has become the heart and soul of the team, and always seems to step up when the Muskrats need a big play. 

5. Travis Miracle, Yale: The towering 6-foot-4, 260-pound linebacker is already being recruited by a host of schools. Miracle has played linebacker, defensive end, defensive tackle, nose guard and tight end for the Bulldogs this season. He has also become a team leader and will be one of the best players in the state as a senior. 

7. Nick Folkerts, Algonac: The Muskrats senior wide receiver and defensive back is one of the best players in the area in each of his positions. He has multi-touchdown games as a receiver and even picked off four passes as a defender earlier this season. 

8. Colten McKiernan, Richmond: The senior defensive end and tight end is one of the most physically imposing players in the area. McKiernan is known for the ability to shed blockers and also contribute big plays through Richmond’s passing game. 

9. Joey Johnston, Croswell-Lexington: The Pioneers starting quarterback has enjoyed a breakout season throwing and running the ball. Johnston continues to develop each game and will likely be one of the top players to watch going forward.

10. Hunter Delor, Marysville: The Vikings running back might be the most difficult running back in the area to bring down. He is also normally one of the best overall athletes on the field. Delor is explosive with the ball in his hands and has chipped in as a receiver and is a willing tackler. 

11. Ben Davidson, St. Clair: The Saints receiver and defensive back has always excelled in basketball. But this season, he has become one of the best football players in the area while playing on both sides of the ball. Davidson is instinctive in going up for passes, has deceptive speed and routine running ability. Defensively, he also has a nose for the ball. 

12. Justin Headlee, Marine City: The Mariners starting guard has been a key component to the team’s offensive firepower. Headlee is known for being able to dominate defenders on the line of scrimmage. He can also trap and pull in space and has become one of the team’s best leaders on and off the field.

13. Ethan Mahn, St. Clair: The Saints running back is one of the most explosive athletes in the area. When Mahn finds open space on the field he makes teams pay and has become a key complement to Davidson and the Saints offense. 

14. Jordan Moss, Algonac: The Muskrats just keep on winning and in large part that is due to the progression of Moss. The senior quarterback is starting in his first season and has been an instant sensation. As he has developed, so has the Muskrats offense, which is now potent on the ground and through the air. 

15. Curtis Corby, Port Huron High: The Big Reds senior recently set a new school record for interceptions for a career and has also played a big role on offense as a runner and receiver. Corby is also likely the best punter in the area, with a leg that can flip the field and bring his team better field position. 

16. Seth Klink, Port Huron Northern: The Huskies sophomore quarterback is well beyond his years in his ability to manage a game and lead his team to victories. Klink has played a huge part in Northern’s success and has had a calming influence on his teammates.  

17. Damian Arnold, Croswell-Lexington: The Pioneers offensive lineman and tight end has added plenty of versatility to the team. On defense, Arnold has been a steady tackler from his defensive end position and is a major reason for the Pioneers success. 

18. Justin Wiseman, Marine City: The Mariners senior offensive and defensive tackle led Marine City with 12 tackles for a loss through seven games. His athleticism has also made him into one of the best offensive tackles in the area.

19. Cameron Enright, Port Huron High: The Big Reds defensive lineman is one of the best in the area. But he is also a great overall athlete who has contributed on offense at quarterback while continuing to lead the Big Reds defense. 

20. Tyler Marino, Richmond: The Richmond offensive and defensive lineman can dominate on both sides of the ball. Marino made a great play to help Richmond make a goal-line stand against Almont, and continues to contribute big plays by the week. 

21. Braiden McGregor, Port Huron Northern: The Huskies sophomore has become a key figure on defense. He is already leading the team in tackles and should become a top defender in the area in future seasons. 

22. Tyler Moser, Croswell-Lexington: The Pioneers junior wide receiver and safety has become a big play threat for his team. He is known for his excellent hands and vision in the open field, which has made him into one of the area’s best return men.

23. Chris Castro, Yale: The Bulldogs junior linebacker and running back plays both ways and has also contributed on special teams as a returner. Castro has also become a team leader and is known for his tremendous hitting ability. 

24. James Sargent, Marysville: The junior nose tackle is known for his tremendous work ethic. Sargent has been a force to be reckoned with on defense and has also served as a lead blocker on offense.  

25. Alex Kelley, Marine City: The Mariners senior tight end has been a threat as a pass catcher (three touchdowns), blocker and also as a defensive end. His position versatility has helped Marine City match-up with opponents and has often provided the Mariners a match-up advantage. 

Contact Joseph Hayes at (810) 989-6268 or at jahayes@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter @Joseph_Hayes11. 


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High school football scores for Week 8 in the Blue Water Area

FRIDAY’S GAMES

Port Huron 24, Warren Cousino 7

Port Huron Northern 7, Warren Woods Tower 0

St. Clair 35, Marysville 7

Marine City 52, St. Clair Shores Lake Shore 20

Algonac 34, Richmond 14

Marlette 49, Memphis 14

Croswell-Lexington 28, Yale 10

Armada 38, Capac 14

Anchor Bay vs. Utica Ford 0, inc.

Almont 48, Imlay City 0

Sandusky 44, Brown City 14

Harbor Beach 26, Ubly 14

Dryden 44, Carsonville-Port Sanilac 0

Deckerville 56, Peck 12


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Multiple Teams · Senior Amey and Freshman Trombly Named to Times Herald Top 25


Cream of the crop: Shell leads list of Top 25 volleyball players

The high school volleyball season is entering the home stretch.

Throughout the season, local teams have been jockeying for positioning in their respective conferences. But in the next few weeks, their attention will turn to the start of postseason play.

But before the regular season concludes and district play begins, let’s take a look at the Top 25 girls volleyball players this season. This list has no bearing on our end of the season awards.

The No. 1 player is a familiar name that has had plenty of impact through the season.

1. Halle Shell, Port Huron Northern: The Port Huron Northern senior was recently recognized as being one of the best seniors in the state. And for good reason; Shell can be downright dominant in the middle of the court.

Shell has helped lead a resurgent Northern program, that should be riding a high entering the playoffs.

2. Hannah Delor, Marysville: While Shell does most of her damage from the middle of the court, Delor has become the best outside hitter in the area.  Delor has led the Vikings to another successful season behind her explosive athleticism. With Delor helping lead the way, the Vikings appear primed for a postseason run.

3. Lexie Davidson, Croswell-Lexington: The Pioneers senior outside hitter has become one of the best all-around players in the area. She has combined an impressive mix of offensive firepower and defensive instincts to become the Pioneers top player. With Davidson on the court, the Pioneers can play with anyone.

4. Hayley Delor, Marysville: The Vikings setter has teamed with her twin sister to become a potent offensive combination. Delor runs the Vikings offense with such consistency that the other players around her have developed and given Marysville an overall talented team. Much of the Vikings improvement can be attributed to Delor.

5. Sami Klink, Port Huron Northern: The Huskies senior has been a key player in the lineup for several years. But this season, Klink has taken yet another step forward on and off the court, where she has become one of the team’s biggest leaders. Klink’s intelligence and athleticism continue to give opponents problems and the talented Huskies appear to be rounding into form as the stretch run begins.

6. Kendal Muxlow, Brown City: Muxlow was one of the unsung heroes last season during Brown City’s state championship run. This season, she has continued to develop into one of the area’s best players. She is known for her court awareness and aggressive play and will be a player to watch once the postseason begins.

8. Taylor Bieszczad, Marysville: The Vikings libero is one of the best overall defensive players in the area. She is instinctive in reading hitters and has also become a vocal leader for the Vikings. In many ways, Bieszczad has become the Vikings coach.on the floor.

9. Mackenzie Deloover, Yale: The Bulldogs might be one of the biggest surprises of the season. Leading the way is Deloover, who is the Bulldogs middle hitter and can also play defensive specialist. Deloover has also become one of the better blockers in the area.

10. Madison Adair, Port Huron Northern: Adair is the third Huskies player to make the list, also behind her defensive contributions. The Huskies libero has brought stability to the Huskies lineup and has helped the team go on runs with her dynamic serve.

11. Laurel Shaw, Croswell-Lexington: The Pioneers senior libero is averaging over five digs per set, which ranks her among the leaders in digs in the state. Being a savvy defender starts with Shaw’s instincts and quick feet, which has also made her strong in serve receive.

12. Halie Johnson, Marine City: The Mariners senior outside hitter has become one of the best attackers in the area. She has developed more power this season and has become a top all-around player for the Mariners.

13. Juliana Amey, Port Huron High: The Big Reds libero has already established a new digs record for the Big Reds with her outstanding defensive play. Amey controls the back row for the Big Reds and has been a consistent force this season.

14. Brenna Johnson, St. Clair: The Saints are another team that has been on a recent surge. Johnson has played a big part in their growth with her powerful shot and her timely plays.

15. Cassidy Schott, Port Huron Northern: The Huskies setter has effectively run the offense, adding in powerful serving and offensive skills as well. Schott has proved key in Northern’s development.

 16. Sam Miller, Marysville: The Vikings middle hitter has continued to develop into a leader as a senior. She is one of the better blockers in the Blue Water Area and will provide steady play and leadership as the postseason begins.

17. Devyn Gordon, Croswell-Lexington: The Pioneers junior middle hitter is quickly becoming one of the best blockers in the area. That has allowed the Pioneers defense to limit top opposing hitters. Offensively, Gordon is also developing a top level shot and is already her team’s No. 2 hitter behind Davidson.

18. Jessica Bohm, St. Clair: Bohm is an excellent overall athlete for St. Clair and continues to produce. Not only is she a potent offensively player, she has also improved defensively and given St. Clair a potent 1-2 threat with Johnson.

19. Morganne Rapley, Yale: The junior setter is quickly becoming one of the best players at her position in the area. Rapley’s play has been one of the biggest reasons Yale has enjoyed a breakout season.

20. Alexis Wiltse, Brown City: The Brown City setter is quick and timely with her decisions. She is known for being one of the better athletes on the Brown City roster and is developing rapidly throughout the season.

21. Jessica Wright, Marine City: The Mariners senior outside hitter could be one of the most underrated athletes in the area. She has become a key part of the Mariners lineup with her defense and jumping ability.

22. Patty Pratt, Yale: The Bulldogs senior middle blocker is known for her leaping ability. But she has also greatly improved her overall offensive game. Her contributions have helped limit opposing hitters and put her teammates in good position to have success.

23. Sydney Soper, Croswell-Lexington: The Pioneers junior setter has taken a huge step forward in her development this season. She is one of the best overall athletes in the area and has done a good job communicating with teammates. Soper is also known for her serving ability.

24. Emma Trombley, Port Huron: The Big Reds freshman outside hitter has been improving every game. She has progressed to the point of leading the Big Reds in kills in several matches and will be a player to watch going forward. 

25. Ann Schlaud, Brown City: The Brown City outside hitter is known for her ability to adjust on the fly. After moving over from middle hitter, Schlaud has developed rapidly as an outside hitter and a complement to Muxlow.

Contact Joseph Hayes at (810) 989-6268 or at jahayes@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter @Joseph_Hayes11. 


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By Katrinia Carson – Intern

Join the Frenzy! Local 4’s 4Frenzy is in full gear! Right now, we’re looking for the best high school marching band.

The BEST Marching Band is known to be the heartbeat of the school’s pride. We are looking for the Marching Band that has an upbeat and energetic school spirit. Marching Band is not only a school tradition but it is a culture. It is the visual interpretation of the school using music, props and sometimes flags.

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Boys Varsity Hockey · Port Huron Unified Boys Hockey Tryouts


Port Huron Unified Boys Hockey Tryouts

(Marine City/St. Clair and Port Huron High Schools)

Head Coach:  Ben Pionk

Held at McMorran Arena – Tryout Cost $30 Ice Rental fee

 

Monday October 30, 2017 (3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Tuesday October 31, 2017 (3:15 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.)

Wednesday November 1, (2017 3:15 p.m. – 4:20 p.m.)

 

For more information pick up a flyer in the Athletic Offices of PHHS/Marine City/St. Clair. Flyer needs to be filled out and signed by parent/guardian before tryouts. 

You must have a valid Sports Physical on file in Athletic Office dated on or after 4/15/17 in order to tryout.


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Hayes: Ranking the local high school football coaches

The high school football season is quickly nearing its end.

With only a pair of games left in the regular season and the postseason right around the corner, what better time to look deeper into who have been the best players and coaches this season.

This weekend, the Times Herald Top 25 football player list will be announced. But first, let’s take a look at the men leading the teams as we detail the best coaching performances in the area this season.

But with only one game remaining in the conference season, let’s take a look at the top head coaches in the area for 2017.

1. Ron Glodich, Marine City: The Mariners have one of the most tradition-rich programs, regardless of the sport, in the entire Blue Water Area. Glodich has been with the program for three decades, but it would be hard to find a time when he has been better than the 2017 season.

Glodich has been downright outstanding when it comes to making adjustments and positioning the Mariners to have success. Marine City has played one of the most difficult schedules in the Blue Water Area at a time where declining enrollment has also led to a decrease in the number of players on the sidelines. 

But that hasn’t stopped Glodich from leading the Mariners back into the playoffs. This weekend, they will also play for an outright Macomb Area Conference Gold Division championship.

2. John Kocher, Richmond: It was anyone’s guess how Richmond would look this season. Co-coach James Bishop left to coach St. Clair and Kocher was on his own to find a way for Richmond to continue progressing. 

Unsurprisingly, Richmond is right back where it has always been, competing for a Blue Water Area Conference championship. Richmond is talented and will have an excellent shot at making a postseason run.

3. Larry Roelens, Port Huron Northern: Year after year, the Huskies continue to improve under Roelens. The Huskies qualified for the playoffs for a second consecutive season and will be a tough out for whoever they face.

Northern has also been super competitive in the MAC Gold Division and has a strong chance to finish the regular season on a high note entering postseason play. That progress can be attributed to Roelens. 

4. Scott Barnhart, Algoanc: Just call him Mr. Consistent. Scott Barnhart has always seemed to be the same after wins and after losses and each week he has his team ready to play.

The only hiccup was Algonac’s disastrous Week 1 loss to Marine City. If not for the loss, Barnhart would likely find himself higher on the list. After all, his team has won six consecutive games and will play for another conference title Friday.

5. Ryan Mullins, Port Huron: This selection might surprise many people, considering Port Huron is still a game below .500. But it isn’t for a lack of effort or skill on Mullins’ part. Port Huron plays in the highest division of any local team and has been doing better than most expected.

It’s amazing just how well the Big Reds have recovered after getting off to a slow start. Despite dropping three of their first four games, Port Huron has recovered to challenge for a MAC Blue Division title.

Contact Joseph Hayes at (810) 989-6268 or at jahayes@gannett.com. Follow him on Twitter @Joseph_Hayes11. 


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Multiple Teams · Times Herald Football Poll 10/9/17


Times Herald Football Poll 10/9/17

1. Richmond (7-0) 

2. Marine City (6-1) 

2. Algonac (6-1) 

4. Port Huron Northern (6-1) 

5. Cros-Lex (4-3) 

6. Port Huron High (3-4) 

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7. Marysville (3-4) 

8, Sandusky (3-4) 

9. Yale (3-4) 

10. St. Clair (1-6) 


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Big Reds News · PHHS Athletic Booster Craft Show November 11th


PHHS Athletic Booster Craft Show

Saturday November 11th

9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Spaces available – $30 per table

Contact:  Carol Gonzales (810) 985-4576 or email carolgon@msn.com


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Multiple Teams · Oh What A Night! Homecoming, 150th Celebration, Football – Yessss!


Where to begin.  Friday, October 6th at Memorial Stadium.  Wow!

As if we couldn’t have more excitement with Homecoming Floats, the crowning of our King and Queen, the phenomenal power of the Big Reds Marching Machine…then we mixed in the 150th Celebration by honoring current and former staff at halftime with the wonderful Summer night ending with Varsity Football shutting down L’Anse Creuse with a final score of 28-13.  Miss it?  Check out the following links.  It was awesome baby!

Big Red Marching Machine  (EBW.TV)

Times Herald Picture Gallery (Courtesy of Times Herald)

http://t.co/djKmtpN2SE  (You Tube Video Courtesy of Mr. Jeremiah May)

Port Huron High School celebrates 150th Homecoming

 

 

 


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Big Reds News · All Teams Schedule: Week of October 9 – October 15


Here’s a preview of this week’s events for Port Huron High School, October 9 – October 15

MONDAY

October 09, 2017

5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs Sterling Heights HS
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball
vs Sterling Heights HS
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Lake Shore High School
SCHEDULE
6:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs Sterling Heights HS
SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

October 10, 2017

4:00 PM Boys Varsity Tennis
vs Sandusky HS Scrimmage
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Girls Varsity Swimming
Stevenson HS
SCHEDULE

WEDNESDAY

October 11, 2017

9:00 AM Girls Varsity Golf
Regional @ Huron Meadows GC
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Boys Freshman Football
vs Cousino HS
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Roseville High School
SCHEDULE

THURSDAY

October 12, 2017

TBA Boys Varsity Tennis
Regionals
SCHEDULE
4:00 PM Boys Junior Varsity Football
vs Cousino HS – JV Field
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Freshman Volleyball
vs Lake Shore HS
SCHEDULE
5:00 PM Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball
vs Lake Shore HS
SCHEDULE
6:00 PM Boys Varsity Soccer
@ Port Huron Northern High School
SCHEDULE
6:30 PM Girls Varsity Volleyball
vs Lake Shore HS
SCHEDULE

FRIDAY

October 13, 2017

TBA Coed Varsity Cross Country
River Rat Invite @ Willow Metro Pk
SCHEDULE
7:00 PM Boys Varsity Football
@ Cousino High School
SCHEDULE

SATURDAY

October 14, 2017

No events happening

SUNDAY

October 15, 2017

No events happening

Notes

Nothing more to add at this time. Make it the best week ever!