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…

Skippers down Oakland

Donald Lierman           Sports Editor    Not in our house. The week before Oakland handled the Skippers easily to split the league series. The return match for the opening MCCAA tournament game was a much different story.     The SC4 Lady Skippers downed the Oakland Raiders, 66-55 on February 24 to avenge last week’s 15 point…

Icehawks chopped by Lumberjacks

Donald Lierman           Sports Editor    Tuesday was one of those nights where the Hawks soared early. However, Muskegon deflected Port Huron’s claws just long enough to grab momentum.    Two crucial plays not only gave the Lumberjacks the lead but stymied the Hawks’ fury.    Muskegon downed Port Huron, 6-2, on Tuesday, February 23 at…

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…

Icehawks’ Struggles Continue

Donald Lierman           Sports Editor    Friday hosted another night of ‘should have, could have’. The Port Huron Icehawks dropped their sixth game in seven attempts.    The lowly Flint Generals outshot the Hawks 35-27.    Worse, the 3-1 Feb. 12 defeat was not the sort of Valentine gift Port Huron needed.    “Flint came out…

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.…

Icehawks Ka-ream Komets

It was truly clobbering time for the Icehawks Tuesday, January 26 … both with red lights and black eyes. With the game out of hand the Fort Wayne Komets dropped the gloves. The Icehawks did not stand down. “We know most of our toughness is in the back end,” Port Huron Coach Stan Drulia said.…

Icehawks bag Mallards

Two days without practice proved just the right medicine for the Icehawks. “A couple of the guys were very tired after the tough schedule of the past few weeks,” Icehawks’ Nick Lindberg said. “It was good for us to get the rest and an easier schedule. We played very well tonight.” Despite 29 shots apiece,…

O. D.‘s Rant

Just as every cop is a criminal / and all your sinners saints… Well, Glimmer Twins, we may as well bid sympathy to the Old Nick, for fair play is definitely being thrown out with the bath water. Let the ranting begin. Watching Saturday’s game with the Red Wings and the Dallas Stars, I can…

Icehawks soar past Gems

The gods of hockey move in mysterious ways. Elusive bounces of the puck gave the Dayton Gems a 3-1 lead after the first period despite being out shot by the Port Huron Icehawks, 13-9. Whether it was a change of goalies or a renewed focus on the game plan, the Icehawks roared back to score…