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Wolverine teams get ready for fall

The 2022-23 school year is still a couple of weeks away, but the fall sports season will begin in just a few days for most teams in the immediate area. Volleyball, cross country and soccer teams all begin practice Monday, while football teams that do not have a Zero Week schedule also start Monday.

For more on this story, see the August 10, 2022 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Laker dominance continued in ’51 & ’52

In early July, I wrote an area sports history feature covering Mt. Lake High School’s stellar basketball success over a three-year stretch from 1946-1948. Those three seasons were the beginning of a remarkable seven-year run for the Lakers, who after missing state-tournament advancements in 1949 and 1950, returned with dominating squads again in 1951 and 1952.

For more on this story, see the August 10, 2022 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.

Butterfield-Odin continues search for coaches

The fall sports season might begin Monday, but so far, the search for varsity coaches is proving difficult for Butterfield-Odin in its pursuit of fielding its own high school sports teams. A school official stated Monday that the district is still in the process of hiring coaches, despite the fact practices are slated to begin Monday. Butterfield-Odin opted to try to field its own high school teams after its 10- year sports and academics pairing with St. James was discontinued following the 2021-22 school year. Prior to that, Butterfield-Odin had been in a sports pairing with Mt. Lake for 25 years.

For more on this story, see the August 10, 2022 issue of the Observer/Advocate and Observer/Advocate e-Edition.