December 29, 2016 RSS feed / Sports

THE YEAR IN SPORTS

A look back at the top 10 Leelanau County sports stories of 2016

What a year.  Storybook seasons, standout performances and individual accolades made 2016 memorable for a variety of Leelanau County athletes and coaches.  Fans and parents had plenty to celebrate this year, whether it was a football team m More...

Cox wins third straight state championship

#3

Leelanau County’s lone state champion in 2016 was no surprise.  Glen Lake senior golfer Nichole Cox cemented her place as one of the county’s great athletes on Oct. More...

Suttons Bay cancels football season

#5

One of the sadder Leelanau County sports stories in 2016 dealt with the early termination of a football season.  Suttons Bay played just two games in 2016 due to injuries and a lack of players in the program. More...

Glass wins No. 1,000

#6

A local coaching legend joined the 1,000 club in 2016.  Laurie Glass added to her long list of accolades on Nov. 15, landing career win No. 1,000 with a four-set win over Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart in Buckley.  More...

Glen Lake boys capture regional championship

#8

Coach Jason Bradford earned his Gatorade shower on May 21.  That’s because his Glen Lake boys track team secured its first regional title in more than two decades, punching a ticket to the state final as a result. More...

Glen Lake goes unbeaten in league

#10

The Glen Lake girls basketball team was the class of the Northwest Conference in 2016, going 14-0 in league play in the 2015-16 season.  The Lady Lakers, who would finish 20-3, capped their undefeated conference slate on Feb. More...

Lakers run past Pine River, head to Ford Field

#1

The pinnacle of Glen Lake’s surprise season took place at Thirlby Field in Traverse City on Nov. 19.  More...

Glass guides Team USA to Olympic semifinals

#2

Alisha Glass certainly made the most of her trip to Brazil this summer.  Glass, Leelanau County’s first-ever Olympian, was electric as the starting setter for Team USA’s volleyball team, guiding the Americans to a 5-0 record in pool More...

Munoz breaks record, caps career

#4

Libby Munoz went out with a bang.  The Leland superstar capped her illustrious soccer career with a 64-goal senior season in June, giving her more goals (228) and points (298) than any player in MHSAA soccer history.  Here’s how her f More...

Lakers win fifth straight district title

#7

Glen Lake baseball players didn’t advance as far as they would have liked in 2016, but their run through the district tournament was nothing short of impressive.  The Lakers took it to Frankfort, 10-0, in the district final before hoisting More...

Cats snap conference title drought

#9

Chris McCann and his Northport basketball players concluded their Cherryland Conference slate with something to celebrate.  McCann, who has since been replaced by Dave Ginsberg, guided the Wildcats to a share of the league title in 2016, the pro More...