Leading by example

Thomas Pregano Business/Advertising Manager “They led by example, by word, and through their ability to bring everybody into the Skipper family,” men’s head basketball coach, Dale Vos, said about sophomores Ben Abraham, Kieon Arkwright, Devon Kling, Marquis Lee, Eric Mack Jr., and Jake Stark. Vos said, “We will miss these six players; however I believe…

Nothing but net

Aaron Tomlinson Copy Editor The SC4 men’s basketball team wins games. Enough said? Well, not quite. The Skippers have been successful for the 2009-10 season and that success has yet to cease. They cruised through the Michigan Community College Athletics Association this season with a 12-4 Eastern Conference record. They put a final 22-6 record…

Rise and fall of SC4 basketball

Savannah Wilcox Staff Writer The SC4 girls started the day with an 81-59 win, while the boys lost to Mott Community College 85-77 on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Lady Skippers stomped Mott’s women’s basketball team, as Mott only had six able players to compete. “We were expecting another extremely talented post player to be on…

O. D.‘s Rant 57-11

Donald Lierman Sports Editor Let ‘em play, let ‘em play, let ‘em play … Now that’s old time hockey. The Olympics provided a stage for what purists call the way the game should be played. Few whistles, hard hitting, tight checking… all that was left out was a few droppings of the gloves.  Oh, I…

Lady Skippers: Playoff bound

Garrett Gavin Staff Writer The SC4 women’s basketball team has enjoyed a great deal of success this season, finishing the regular season with a 20-7 record and the number two seed in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association East District Tournament. When asked why she felt they have played so well, Coach Carrie Lohr pointed…

Skipper’s Chop Down Lumber Jacks Twice

Thomas Pregano Business/Advertising Manager The men’s and Lady Skippers’ basketball teams both beat the Alpena Lumberjacks, Wed. night on Feb. 10. The Lady Skippers won 69-45 and the men’s team won 94-80. The Lady Skippers started out their game on an 11-0 run and looked like they were going to run away with the game.…

O. D.‘s Rant 57-10

Donald Lierman Sports Editor I nearly changed the name of the column to Rah Rah’s Rant. Because O.D. is excited. Pending Wednesday’s outcome with Oakland Community College, the 11 nationally ranked SC4 men’s basketball team could be playing for a slice of the MCCAA Eastern Conference pie. Saturday, February 20, the 5 ranked Mott Bears…

Lady Skippers Douse Firebirds

Aaron Tomlinson Copy Editor The Lady Skippers basketball team let it rain against the Kirtland Firebirds, 67-52, on Feb. 6. The floor was dry in the first five minutes, however, with the score resting at 7-3. Toward the middle of the first half, the Lady Skippers picked up the slack with points from turnovers and…

Skippers Sail, Down Delta

The SC4 women’s basketball team defeated Delta College, 75-69, in a Saturday afternoon game. The Skippers maintained a lead throughout the game, but they never managed to pull away. Their biggest lead came at the fifteen minute mark in the second half, when they were up 49-38. Delta managed to whittle the lead down to…

O. D.’s Rant 57-9

Support your local Skippers athletics! ‘Twas a big day Saturday for both the men’s and women’s basketball athletic programs. The men’s team knocked off number one in the nation Henry Ford Community College, 76-72. This was the first singeing of the Hawks’ feathers all year. Henry Ford had won 19 consecutive games until that night.…