February 12, 2016

Panthers fight hard in loss to Owls

By John Fischer
ACI Sports
NFL Football Week one: Lions 21 Falcons 34 High School Football NEMC: Standish-Sterling 40 Gladwin 15 A. Collier 19 rushes 144 yards 3 touchdown A. Gulvas 10 tackles, 1 Int. touchdown (45 yds.) Sanford Meridian 12 Pinconning 13 (OT) Petoskey 21 Ogemaw Heights 20 NSL Whittemore-Prescott 53 Hale 0 M. Ackerman 164 yds. 3 touchdowns A. Swanson 6/8 128 yds. 2 touchdowns B. Raushi 3 catches 76 yds. 2 touchdowns Lincoln-Alcona 32 AuGres-Sims 19 Mio-AuSable 16 Arenac Eastern 0 High School soccerOscoda 4, Standish-Sterling 3 Ogemaw Heights 4, Pinconning 0

OSCODA — Wednesday night Standish-Sterling looked to find its first win on the season as it traveled to Oscoda for a Northeast Michigan Conference match-up. First-half action saw the Panthers control the tempo of the game, but they were unsuccessful in all scoring attempts. An error by goalkeeper Cody Bechtel allowed the Owls to take a 1-0 lead into the second half. Goals came easy in the second half for both teams as the scoreboard tried its best impression of a car odometer. Two minutes in, the Owls scored on a corner kick. Two minutes later Standish struck back with a goal of its own by Garrett Russell. Following the kickoff, the Owls drove down and put in their third goal of the contest. Standish-Sterling controlled the next fifteen minutes of the game, but was unsuccessful in the strong push. Oscoda then slipped a goal in off the post to put the score at 4-1. Reluctant to give up, Shay Irving proceeded to take over the game dribbling down and scoring twice in the next few minutes. Unfortunately, Standish-Sterling ran out of time as the game ended 4-3. Shots-on-goal for the Panthers were accumulated by Shay Irving (four), Tanner Trombley (three), Kevin Schmidt (three) and Garrett Russell (two). Goalkeeper Cody Bechtel has six saves on ten shots.

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