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Football finale leaves players and spectators gasping for air

What a way to end the football season: exhausted! Certainly, the players, but the spectators, too, witnessing the thrilling come-from-behind victory by Orchard Lake St. Mary’s Prep in the last game of the MHSAA’s two-day football finals extravaganza Thanksgiving weekend at Ford Field. The Eaglets slipped past Muskegon, 29-28, for their third consecutive Division 3…

A rockslide dooms Everest’s climb to the top of the mountain

A “mountaineer” is defined as one who climbs mountains, and it’s an apt nickname for Clarkston-based Everest Collegiate High School. The band of 15 gutsy, stouthearted youths who comprise the football roster at Everest have scaled heights never before achieved in the school’s brief four-year history on the gridiron. After qualifying for the fourth consecutive…