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The varsity football squad from Grayling High School opened its 2022 season with a 21-6 victory vs. the Roscommon Bucks – a nonconference opponent – on Thursday night at Roscommon High School. The Bucks kicked off to the Vikings to start the game. Marcus Chard returned the ball to Grayling’s 24...
Steve Lajoie of Mirabel, Quebec – a paddler with 11 AuSable River Canoe Marathon championships going into this year’s race – and Guillaume Blais of Saint-Boniface, Quebec, a competitor with three 2nd place Marathon finishes going into 2022, edged Wesley Dean of Traverse City and Ryan Halstead of...
The winners of the 2022 Consumers Energy AuSable River Canoe Marathon – Steve Lajoie of Mirabel, Quebec and Guillaume Blais of Saint-Boniface, Quebec – also posted the best sprint of the 2022 Marathon time trials. As usual, the time trials – a three-day event held on Wednesday, Thursday, and...
More than 200 runners signed up to compete in the 2022 GRA 10K/5K foot race – an event that starts and ends at Hanson Hills Recreation Area – on Saturday, July 30, and 188 of them posted finish times, according to race results. Justin Andre, Director of Operations for Grayling Recreation...
The return of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon in 2021 – following a one-year hiatus because of the COVID-19 pandemic – featured several record-setting performances, including a new mark for all-time best finish time, and this year’s race will likely include several more records being surpassed...
All of the top 11 teams during the Spike’s Challenge C-2 sprints for starting position event – held on Saturday, July 23, at the city park – also finished in the top 11 during the C-2 race from Grayling to McMasters Bridge on Sunday, July 24. A record number of teams in this year’s Spike’s...
The Canadian team of Steve Lajoie and Guillaume Blais took first place in Sunday’s Spike’s Challenge C-2 canoe event – a race from Grayling to McMasters Bridge – on Sunday, edging last year’s AuSable River Canoe Marathon champions, Jorden Wakeley and Matt Meersman, by 50 seconds during a year...
Seventy-nine paddlers – 67 men, 10 women, and two youth – competed in the 2022 Spike’s Challenge C-1 event on Saturday night, setting a new participation record for the Grayling to Burton’s Landing race. “We had really good numbers,” said Cheryl Lucey, one of the organizers for the event....
The 31st Spike’s Challenge C-2 race and its sprints for starting position will be held this weekend, and organizers are preparing for a large field of competitors while also wondering if low water levels may keep some paddlers from competing in the event. “I think it will be up,” said Cheryl...
Participation numbers for the Spike’s Challenge C-1 event – a race from Grayling to Burton’s Landing slated for Saturday, July 23 – are usually in the 50s or 60s, but organizers are unsure of what the turnout might be this year due to low water levels on the AuSable River. “The water is so low...

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