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Kirtland Scores First Win for Vick

The Kirtland mens basketball team scored its first win since Mark Vick took over as the Firebirds’ head coach, succeeding Ty McGregor, beating visiting Schoolcraft College, 91-86, on Saturday, Jan. 25. “While it has been a challenge for both me and the players with the mid-season transition, it has taken some time for me to get to know the players … [Read more...]

Lady Firebirds Shoot Down Schoolcraft, 92-52

A short-handed Kirtland Community College womens basketball team got double-digit games from two of its hoopsters, helping the Lady Firebirds top visiting Schoolcraft College, 92-52, on Saturday, Jan. 25. Jo Hamlin (Grayling) powered Kirtland with a double-double of 27 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 blocked shots, and Olivia Smith (Pickford) chipped … [Read more...]

Kirtland Firebirds hold “Hunger Games” to support local food pantry

The Kirtland Community College Firebirds are holding a Hunger Games food drive at Mio's McGregor Athletic Complex (MAC) on Saturday, Jan. 25 to support the Together We Can food pantry in Oscoda County, Mich.  Everyone attending Saturday’s basketball games will get into the games for a reduced rate by giving a canned food, non-perishable food or cash donation … [Read more...]

Kirtland Hires Vick to Lead Firebirds Basketball

Kirtland Community College has named Mark Vick to coach both the men’s and women’s basketball teams for the remainder of the Firebirds’ 2013-14 season.  Vick is originally from Saint Helen, attended Houghton Lake High School and currently lives in West Branch, Mich. “I have long been interested in coaching at Kirtland,” says Vick.  “Being from the … [Read more...]

Kirtland Announces Resignation of Firebirds Basketball Coach

Kirtland Community College is announcing the resignation of men's and women's basketball coach Ty McGregor.  McGregor began coaching Firebirds mens basketball in January, 2007, and began coaching both the men's and women's teams in 2012-13.  The resignation is effective immediately. Athletic Director Don Haskin has canceled all remaining pre-conference … [Read more...]

Kirtland Impressive in 4th Annual Firebird Cross Country Invitational

Back Row: Assistant Coach Jim Miller, Coach Don Haskin, Chris Leach, Mike Sutton, David Haskin, Evan Thomas, Casey Haskin, Assistant Coach Matt Bolinger, Assistant Coach Melony Haskin Front Row: Lauren Brown, Kaylee Wilson, Haylie Pearce, Krista Peterson, Sarah Lueck, Erica Westbrook

The 2013-14 cross-country season is underway and Kirtland hosted their 4th annual Firebird Invitational on September 20th.  The Firebirds were impressive against Alpena Community College and Sault College, where the Lady ‘Birds performed well in a field of 12, with Erica Westbrook placing 2nd, Sarah Lueck 5th, Lauren Brown 6th, Krista Peterson 9th, Kaylee … [Read more...]

Firebirds MCCAA Conference Season Underway

Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) conference play is underway and both Firebirds men’s and women’s basketball teams are in action on the road this weekend and several home games are scheduled during the month of January. The Firebirds’ January schedule includes: Men’s Basketball 1/5/2013 at St.Clair CC, 3:00 1/9/2013 at MIO … [Read more...]

Firebirds Prepare for Oppy Tournment

With the 2012-13 basketball season underway, the Firebirds are preparing for the annual Oppy Tournament hosted at the MAC Athletic Complex in Mio on November 23 and 24.  The tournament is held each year on Thanksgiving weekend and is established in memory of Kirtland counselor, music instructor and athletic director Steve Oppy, who passed away in March, … [Read more...]

Lady Firebirds Win Season Opener

Crouse's points and assists contribute to win

The Lady Firebirds opened the 2012-13 basketball season at Rochester College by edging the Lady Warrior’s JV team by a score of 57-55.  The ‘Birds were led by Sladana (Sly) Radulovic’s (Serbia) with 25 points and Tasha Crouse’s (Central Lake) contributing 14 points. Crouse collected most of her points with her outside shooting, hitting 40% from … [Read more...]

Kirtland’s Neumann First X-Country Woman to Qualify for National Meet

Neumann Advances to Nationals

Dana Neumann (Ellsworth) became the first Kirtland woman to qualify for the NJCAA National Cross-country Championships at Rend Lake College in Ina, IL on November 10.  Neumann finished 17th out of a field of 71 runners and the top 19 places qualify for the national finals.  Neumann’s time over the 5K course was 20:34.8. Other Lady Firebird finishers … [Read more...]