Saturday, September 4, 2010

FEATURE: Butterfly release


Lucas Kraenzlein, 9, of Midland waves his net through the air as he wades through chest-high Goldenrod Saturday morning at the Chippewa Nature Center in Midland. Kraenzlein found and captured two Monarch butterflies and one Monarch caterpillar within the first hour of a drop-in Monarch tagging program. "I like to play with bugs and insects, so coming out here to see all the new species I haven't found is exciting. I like to explore and find new things I've never seen before. It's what I live for."




Thursday, September 2, 2010

FEATURE: Heigh Ho!

Heigh Ho

Spencer Berkypile, 3, of Jackson dances from side to side as her marches forward, his fists pumping through the air, as he imitates the seven dwarves of the Disney classic Snow White on Saturday afternoon outside of the Cascade Falls in Sparks Foundation County Park. "Heigh ho! Heigh ho!" he screamed as if the other dwarves were marching along with him. "Sleepy is my favorite one. He's funny."

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

SOCCER: Bullock Creek vs. Chesaning


Bullock Creek defender Zach Frederick heads the ball in the rain during the game against Chesaning Wednesday night at Bullock Creek High School. Chesaning only had four total shots, two on goal in the 6-0 shutout victory by Bullock Creek.


Bullock Creek midfielder Spencer Delzer, left, celebrates with teammates Matt Ehler, Jaic Drendall and Max Bourne after scoring the first goal of the 6-0 shutout Wednesday evening against Chesaning at Bullock Creek High School. Delzer scored three of the four goals in the first half to lead the team in scoring in the 6-0 victory over Chesaning. "Goal after goal, it just boosted our whole team's confidence," he said. "It got easier and easier to play as we built upon each goal. To score, it feels so good, but I want to share the effort with all of the other players. We have good chemistry and we picked up our game today."


Bullock Creek junior Zach Frederick takes a shot on goal as the Chesaning goalkeeper, right, grimaces while saving the ball Wednesday night at Bullock Creek High School. Bullock Creek won 6-0 with 14 total shots, 11 of which were on goal.