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Skippers need some home cooking?

SC4’s basketball team prepares for the season opener

The first home game of SC4’s Men’s Basketball team will kick off on Wednesday Nov. 6at 8 p.m. The schedule features a game against Concordia University JV as the first official home game of the 2013- 2014 season.
SC4 finished with a record of 16-15 last season, a winning record, and an overall successful basketball season.
Even more impressive was their record at home just this past season, a record of 8-5 is very successful for a home team, and a great sign of things to come. SC4 also managed to sneak in a spot in the NJCAA district 10 tournament last season, losing in the first round to Oakland Community College, 80-74. Continue reading Skippers need some home cooking?

The terrible twosome: a radiant tandem reunites

A successful season for women’s basketball rewarded them with the eastern conference championship and led them to be MCCAA champions with an NJCAA national title.

The 2012-13 season was an eventful year that resulted in a continuous streak of wins along with the Skippers going undefeated on their home court. Continue reading The terrible twosome: a radiant tandem reunites

Triumph after a breakdown

The Skippers were on a roll in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at the Raiders Challenge tournament on the weekend of Sept. 28, walking out with a 3-1 record and only losing to the defending NJCAA champions and host team, the Grand Rapids Raiders.

skippers volleyballIt seemed that the wins were coming out of the waterworks for the Skippers Volleyball girls as they clenched 20 out of their 24 games in September. Continue reading Triumph after a breakdown

A Tiger gives his last roar

Alex Avila, Jim LeylandThe American League Championship Series came to a close on Saturday, Oct. 19 in Boston, Massachusetts, as the Detroit Tigers fell to the Boston Red Sox in game six of the seven-game series, losing 2-5.

The Detroit Tigers, who were on their way to a third World Series trip under the wing of manager Jim Leyland, had failed to close the game with a win and excel over the Red Sox. Continue reading A Tiger gives his last roar

Skippers volleyball captains play their last home game

With a schedule that consisted of only 4 home games, Skippers volleyball gave thanks to their three captains at the game on Oct. 3 against Oakland CC.

VolleyballRachel Cooper, (Grayling, MI) Heather Griffis (Weidman, MI) and Katie Bearse (Oxford, MI) received a goodbye ceremony as they prepared to play their last game on their home court. Continue reading Skippers volleyball captains play their last home game

Showdown for the Skippers


Heather Griffis and Taylor Hornbacher in the heat of the battle.
Heather Griffis and Taylor Hornbacher in the heat of the battle. photo credit: Brendan Buffa

On the weekend of Sept. 13-14, the Skippers had a seven straight win streak under their belt that sent them to the championship round against Sinclair CC.

From what was the result of botched calls and questionable refereeing–the Skippers were sent home packing their bags with a loss.

Returning home on Sept. 17 to play on their home court was a relief in the eyes of the girls, as they stepped up to face conference rivals, the Schoolcraft Ocelots.

The quick paced match ended in three games (25-17, 25-11, 25-23), as a fierce punishment was brought upon the Ocelots.

With a well-deserved home opener win and a dominant defense, the Skippers stayed home to play another conference rival, the Macomb Monarchs.

With a match that seemingly went back and forth, the Skippers yet again came out on top (25-23, 25-17, 25-15).

Rachel Cooper and Katie Bearse, both captains of the 2013 Skippers, collectively brought the team together in the eyes of the coaches.

They both were awarded the game ball deservingly as they controlled the net and kept the Monarchs under 20 in two of the three games.

The Skippers have a limited chance to impress their home crowd this year, with only four games being played on their court.

Finding themselves on the road frequently puts the ladies in a tough spot with a short supply of hometown supporters.

Although they have it hard, the ladies find inspiration in one another, as they are currently second in the MCCAA Eastern Conference.

Sitting in first place is the Oakland CC Raiders, who have only lost one game in their season at 13-1.

The Skippers meet Oakland CC one more time on the hardwood on Oct. 3 at 7 p.m.

The Skippers are headed to Grand Rapids on Sept. 28for a weekend long tournament against a vast array of teams.

Included in the match ups for the Grand Rapids Raiders Invitational are Kalamazoo Valley, Lansing, Cincinnati State Tech and Grand Rapids CC.

Brendan Buffa
Sports Editor

Setting the tone

The Lady Skippers thickened the air with tension as they stepped into the Steve Schmidt Gymnasium to face division rivals, and defending champions – The Mott CC Bears.

On Thursday, Sept. 5, the Lady Skippers Volleyball Team was scheduled to travel to the home of The Bears in Flint, MI.

After coming off of a two game win streak against Cuyahoga and Kishwaukee, the ladies were looking for a third straight win to set the pace for their 2013 season.

I feel that the team to beat is Mott,” said Head Coach, Chuck Weisner. “It’s going to be a dog fight.”

The Skippers defeated Mott in 4 games (25-18, 22-25, 19-25, 22-25) to take the lead in the MCCAA Eastern Conference.

With only 8 errors total for the entire match, the team gave an outstanding collective effort.

Taylor Hornbacher and Katie Bearse led the team with 14 and 12 kills, respectively. Rachel Cooper topped the charts with 21 assists, and Heather Griffis dominated with 19 digs.

The game ball was awarded to Alex Shell with her 3 solo blocks, including the game ending stuff, which cemented the victory.

Coach Weisner is confident that what makes the girls so successful is the competition for spots, saying, “They know that on any given night it can be somebody else.”

The Skippers went on to win the coming weekend in the Alpena double header not once, but twice.

They lead the Eastern Conference with a current record of 7-2, with a 5 game hot streak.

The Skippers first home game is Tuesday, Sept. 17.


Brendan Buffa

Sports Editor

Won’t get fooled again

Being one game shy of the playoffs in the spring of 2012 season, the Skippers Baseball team has no plans of missing their shot of glory this coming spring.

With a record of 15-27-0, the team had walked out last spring hanging their heads and missing the post season by the skin of their teeth.

This year not only are the spirits high and renewed, but a new head coach by the name of Scott Tesluck takes control.

Due to the late signing of Tesluck, the Skippers missed out on recruiting opportunities which led to the open tryouts that were held on Sept. 3-6.

Those trying out worked with the team at Sanborn Park in Port Huron.

Cameron Ciaciuch, a former player for the Skippers and volunteer assistant coach for the coming season, says, “Just by watching these guys play, there’s obviously talent.”

Returning players consist of Mitch Houle and Jake Hornbacher on 1st base, and left-handed pitcher, Austin Ames.


Brendan Buffa

Sports Editor