August 2019 Issue of Varsity Monthly Thumb Magazine

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August 2019 Issue of Varsity Monthly Thumb Magazine

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Inside

What’s

5 VG's Players of the Month

6 Brown City

7 Millington

8 Caro

10 Bad Axe

12 Cros-Lex

13 Harbor Beach

14 Cass City

16 Frankenmuth

18 Reese

20 Kingston

21 Bay City All Saints

22 Sandusky

24 North Branch

25 Peck

26 Caro

28 Lakers

29 North Huron

30 Vassar

32 Mayville

33 Akron-Fairgrove

34 Cass City

36 Deckerville

37 Owen-Gage

38 All Star Baseball

40 Marlette

42 Ubly

44 USA

46 CPS

47 Caseville

Featured Photographer

COVER IMAGE: Brown City football

participating in the North Branch 7 on 7

on 7-9-17. Photo by Jason Parmenter

Gary Koelzer has been involved with photography since about 1980. While in high

school, he loved taking pictures at the sporting events, and learned to develop the film

and print pictures in the darkroom. After high school, Gary began selling cameras at

a camera store, and went to college to study photography and journalism. With that

knowledge, he was able to open up a photography studio with two partners.

Gary became an assistant for a high end architectural photographer out of Detroit

where he learned how the best become the best. They shot everything from multimillion

dollar homes, to stadiums, and businesses. This was all prior to the digital age,

so getting things right in camera was critical. Gary then spent 4 years as a corporate staff photographer for a

nationwide construction company. He specialized in portraits, industrial, aerial, architectural, as well as specialty

photography and video.

Once digital photography came along, Gary jumped into the digital age and began shooting his children’s sporting

events. After he took his son’s senior pictures, he began to receive inquiries from other seniors for photos. That

lead to where Gary is today, running his own photography business specializing in high school senior portraits,

weddings, families, as well as commercial photography.

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VG’s GROCERY

PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

Winners are selected for their athletic accomplishments, leadership roles, and

community impact as the Players of the Month. Not only are the players of the

month featured in the magazine and recieve a Player of the Month T-Shirt, VG’s also

provide’s each athlete with a $25 gift card!

GABBY

GOUGH

SANDUSKY

BASKETBALL

RICARDO

MACON

VASSAR

BASKETBALL

SANDUSKY’S GABBY GOUGH WILL BE LEAVING THE

THUMB WITH A HANDFUL OF HARDWARE AND MANY

SEASONS OF SUCCESS WITH THE REDSKINS.

Gough, a 5-11 forward with the Redskins basketball team, finished her

senior season averaging 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, while

shooting 41 percent.

She led Sandusky to a share of the Greater Thumb East Conference

title this past season, defeating Brown City in the last conference

game of the season to force a three-way tie along with Harbor Beach.

In that contest, she led the Redskins with 15 points and six rebounds.

As a junior, an injury forced Gough, naturally a forward, to play

minutes at the guard position.

She averaged 11.1 points per game, shooting 43 percent from the floor

and 80 percent from the free throw line.

Following her senior season with Sandusky, Gough committed to

Lawrence Tech University to continue her basketball career.

Over the past two months, Gough, who was also a standout on the

Redskins volleyball team, has played in the Blue Water Area volleyball

and basketball all-star games, along with the Thumb Sportswriters

Association all-star game.

“She had double doubles almost every game this year,” said Sandusky

head coach Al DeMott of her senior season. “She is a strong all-around

player, who can score from inside and outside. She is a real match-up

problem for our opponents. Gabby is going to be some huge shoes to

fill next season.”

FOR VASSAR’S RICARDO MACON, HIS

JOURNEY TO FINDING A COLLEGE HOME WAS

AN INTERESTING ONE.

Initially, Macon was set to sign with Michigan Tech, before

drawing the attention of University of Michigan head coach

Jim Harbaugh at an all-star game, where he was coached by

former Wolverine Mike Martin.

He was offered a walk-on spot with the Wolverines as a

running back, which he accepted.

However, an admissions issue caused Macon to reopen his

recruitment.

In May, he was contacted by Central Michigan and was

offered a spot on the team, which he accepted.

Macon is now working towards his freshman season with the

Chippewas.

During his time as a Vulcan, Macon played quarterback and

wide receiver.

In his senior season, he threw for 815 yards and five

touchdowns, and more impressively, carried the ball 187

times for 1,019 yards and 14 touchdowns.

As a junior, he threw for 1,432 yards and 14 touchdowns, while

rushing for 323 yards.

He will be playing wide receiver with Central Michigan, a

position he played as a sophomore with Vassar, reeling in 12

catches for 293 yards and three touchdowns.

Macon plans on becoming a history teacher after college.

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BROWN CITY

FOOTBALL

7-9-19 7 ON 7 AT NORTH BRANCH

Photography by Jason Parmenter

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MILLINGTON

FOOTBALL

7-24-19 7 ON 7 AT LAKERS

Photography by Jason Parmenter

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CARO

SOCCER

7-26-19 SOCCER OPEN FIELD

Photography by Jason Parmenter

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BAD AXE

TRIATHLON

7-14-19 CASEVILLE TRIATHLON

Photography by Paul Adams

Alissa Klee Design

Graphic Design & Marketing Specialist

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CROS-LEX

BASEBALL

7-27-19 CASS CITY BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

Photography by Brittany Stilson

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HARBOR

BEACH

FOOTBALL

7-24-19 7 ON 7 AT LAKERS

Photography by Jason Parmenter

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CASS CITY

FOOTBALL

8-1-19 SUMMER WORKOUTS

Photography by Brittany Stilson

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FRANKENMUTH

FOOTBALL

6-25-19 7 ON 7 AT FRANKENMUTH

Photography by Jason Parmenter

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REESE

BASEBALL

7-20-19 MARLETTE 14U TOURNAMENT

Photography by Brittany Stilson

Alissa Klee Design

Graphic Design &

Marketing Specialist

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KINGSTON

VOLLEYBALL

7-24-19 SCRIMMAGE AT MAYVILLE

Photography by Kaitlin Gunsell

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BAY CITY

ALL SAINTS

BASEBALL

BCAS @ CASEVILLE

Photography by Brittany Stilson

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SANDUSKY

SOFTBALL

7-28-19 THUMB ELITE ATHLETICS

Photography by Jason Parmenter

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NORTH

BRANCH

FOOTBALL

7-9-19 7 ON 7 AT NORTH BRANCH

Photography by Jason Parmenter

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PECK

VOLLEYBALL

7-24-19 SCRIMMAGE AT MAYVILLE

Photography by Kaitlin Gunsell

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CARO

SOFTBALL

7-13-19 MICKEY D’S 16U

Photography by Jason Parmenter

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LAKERS

FOOTBALL

7-9-19 7 ON 7 AT NORTH BRANCH

Photography by Jason Parmenter

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NORTH

HURON

BASKETBALL

BASKETBALL CAMP AT NORTHWOOD

Submitted by School

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VASSAR

BASEBALL

6-5 BASEBALL REGIONALS

Photography by Gary Koelzer

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MAYVILLE

VOLLEYBALL

7-24-19 SCRIMMAGE AT MAYVILLE

Photography by Kaitlin Gunsell

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AKRON-

FAIRGROVE

VOLLEYBALL

7-30-19 OPEN GYM

Photography by Kaitlin Gunsell

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CASS CITY

BASEBALL

7-20-19 MARLETTE 14U TOURNAMENT

Photography by Brittany Stilson

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DECKERVILLE

VOLLEYBALL

7-24-19 SCRIMMAGE AT MAYVILLE

Photography by Kaitlin Gunsell

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OWENGAGE

FOOTBALL

7-25-19 SUMMER WORKOUT

Photography by Kaitlin Gunsell

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GTC ALL STAR BASEBALL

7-6-19 | Photography by Jason Parmenter

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MARLETTE

BASEBALL

7-20-19 MARLETTE 14U TOURNAMENT

Photography by Brittany Stilson

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7-26-19 SOCCER OPEN FIELD

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CASEVILLE

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