August 2021 Issue of Varsity Monthly Thumb Magazine

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August 2021 Issue of Varsity Monthly Thumb Magazine

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August 2021 | Volume 9 Issue 8

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PREPARING

TO WIN


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What’s

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Akron-Fairgrove

USA

Marlette

Deckerville

Harbor Beach

Cass City

Caro

Sandusky

North Branch

Frankenmuth

Reese

Kingston

Vassar

Peck

CPS

Caro

Cass City

Lakers

Cros-Lex

Owen-Gage

North Huron

Caro

Bad Axe

Millington

Caseville

Brown City

Ubly

Cass City

Vassar

Mayville

Bad Axe

Greater Thumb Conference

Bay City

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COVER IMAGE:

Millington wide receiver and defensive back Jerdannio

Bailey catches a pass during 7 on 7 football at

Frankenmuth this summer.

Photo by: Jason Parmenter

PREPARING TO WIN

High school sports victories are often

earned months, or even years, ahead

of the actual seasons. Summers in

the Thumb have a flurry of activity

with young kids learning basic skills,

high schoolers conditioning, and

many team building activities for

fall, winter, and spring sports teams.

We always enjoy putting the August

issue together because we get to

showcase the wide variety of

activities, while also including some

all-star events celebrating Class of

2021 athletes. Please keep us in mind

for next summer and let us know

about any unique preparation

activities that your school athletes

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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 receive a Player of

the Month T-Shirt, Schaefer & Bierlein also provides each athlete with a $25 gift certificate!

AKRON-

FAIRGROVE

FOOTBALL

7-19-21 SUMMER CONDITIONING

CHRISTIAN

LONG

SANDUSKY

GOLF

FAITH

SWENOR

CARO

TRACK

Photography by Jason Parmenter

SANDUSKY REDSKINS WON THEIR FIRST REGIONAL

GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP EVER BY HOLDING OFF

SECOND PLACE, SAGINAW NOUVEL 341 – 342.

SANDUSKY CLASS OF 2022 ATHLETE, CHRISTIAN

LONG, WAS THE TOURNAMENT MEDALIST WITH

A ONE OVER PAR 72, BEATING HIS NEAREST

COMPETITOR BY 7 STROKES.

According to coach John Guttowsky, “This was a great

feat for the very young Redskins, led by Christian Long.

Winning the schools first

Regional ever, defeating a

perennial power Nouvel. They

improved steadily throughout

the year as 341 was our best

18 hole score of the year by 7

strokes.“

With that effort, the Redskins

advanced to the Division 4

state finals. Christian led a

team of 1 junior (himself), 3

sophomores, and a freshman.

Christian has been golfing

since he was 5 years old, and

enjoyed seeing that effort pay

off this year as he was able

to set the school records for the best 9-hole round and

18-hole round.

Christian is continuing to golf and compete this

summer. At the end of June, he finished tied for 3rd at

the Fortress in the Callaway Boys 16-18 division.

CARO TIGER, CLASS OF 2024 ATHLETE, FAITH

SWENOR STARTED OFF HER HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC

CAREER WITH A GREAT SHOWING IN BOTH CROSS

COUNTRY AND TRACK & FIELD.

During the fall, as a Freshman, Faith started her Cross

Country season with a top 10 finish in her first race, and

then continued to have strong finishes while dropping

over 2 minutes off her time. Her best time was just

under 21 minutes at the North Branch meet.

In the Spring, Faith racked up

many wins in 200 meters, 400

meters, 4x200 relay, 4x400

relay, and 4x800 relay. In the

400 meter dash, Faith capped

off her freshman season with

a Conference Championship,

first place finish at Regionals,

and then a top 10 finish at

the MHSAA Division 3 State

finals in Jenison. Faith was

also part of 3 winning relay

teams at both the Conference

Championship and Regionals.

Swenor’s fastest time in the

400 of 1:01:52 was in her last

race of the season, and was

over a 5 second improvement from the beginning of the

season.

This summer, Faith competed in the Hills & Dales 8k Run

in July and was the top finishing female (all ages) with a

time of 38:08.

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MARLETTE

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Photography by Jason Parmenter

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DECKERVILLE

VOLLEYBALL

7-21-21 SUMMER SCRIMMAGES

Photography by Jason Parmenter

HARBOR

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CASS CITY

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Photography by Jason Parmenter & Kaitlin Gunsell

CARO

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SANDUSKY

BASEBALL

6-28-21 SANDUSKY AT NORTH BRANCH 14U

Photography by Jason Parmenter

NORTH

BRANCH

BASEBALL

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Photography by Jason Parmenter

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Photography by Jason Parmenter

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REESE

BASEBALL

7-1-21 REESE AT USA 14U

Photography by Thomas Vogt

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KINGSTON

VASSAR

SOFTBALL

6-29-21 KINGSTON AT MAYVILLE 14U

Photography by Jason Parmenter

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PECK

VOLLEYBALL

7-21-21 SUMMER SCRIMMAGES

Photography by Jason Parmenter

CARSONVILLE

PORT SANILAC

BASKETBALL

7-5-21 CRAMER BASKETBALL CAMP

Photography by Mike Gallagher

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CARO

BASEBALL

6-28-21 CARO AT USA 14U

Photography by Kaitlin Gunsell

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CASS CITY

SOFTBALL

7-20-21 CASS CITY AT BAD AXE 14U

Photography by Jason Parmenter

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LAKERS

CROS-LEX

BASKETBALL

6-25-21 TSA ALL STAR BASKETBALL

Photography by Jason Parmenter & Kaitlin Gunsell

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OWENGAGE

BASKETBALL

6-25-21 TSA ALL STAR BASKETBALL

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NORTH

HURON

BASKETBALL

6-25-21 TSA ALL STAR BASKETBALL

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CARO

SOFTBALL

7-20-21 CARO VS USA 14U

Photography by Kaitlin Gunsell

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BAD AXE

MILLINGTON

SOFTBALL

7-20-21 CASS CITY AT BAD AXE 14U

Photography by Jason Parmenter

FOOTBALL

6-30-21 7 ON 7 FOOTBALL

Photography by Jason Parmenter

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CASEVILLE

BASKETBALL

6-25-21 TSA ALL STAR BASKETBALL

Photography by Jason Parmenter & Kaitlin Gunsell

BROWN

CITY

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UBLY

CASS CITY

BASEBALL

6-23-21 CASS CITY AT UBLY 14U BASEBALL

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VASSAR

MAYVILLE

VOLLEYBALL

7-21-21 SUMMER SCRIMMAGES

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VOLLEYBALL

7-21-21 SUMMER SCRIMMAGES

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BAD AXE

BASKETBALL

6-25-21 TSA ALL STAR BASKETBALL

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