The Midland Chemics football team warms up before their playoff game against Marquette at Midland Community Stadium. The Chemics won 42-7.
Third-year medical student John Evans checks out a newborn in the Maternity Unit at MidMichigan Medical Center-Midland. Evans chose to come to the MSU College of Human Health Midland Regional Campus. Evans, along with two other students, shadow physicians in family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery and psychiatry.
Zumba instructor and SVSU sophomore Haylie Mears, center, is seen from between the legs of fellow student and instructor Allison Babb while the two, along with student instructors Amanda Lacertosa and Heather Duyck, lead a Zumba fitness class of more than 700 people in an attempt to set a new world record for Zumba fitness dancing at the Ryder Center on the SVSU campus.
Dow cheerleader and senior Maggie Craig, left, leans over to kiss 'Prince Charger' before the start of the Chargers district championship game against at Midland High School. Craig said the kiss was for good luck. Midland won the district championship 44-29.
Midland linebacker Collin Gagnon, center, salutes during the playing of the national anthem before the start of the Chemics' game against Marquette at Midland Community Stadium. At left stands quarterback Alec Johnson and at right, student assistant Adam Goodwin. The Chemics won 42-7.
Bill Gardner gauges his next shot while playing pool with friend Rob Lerner at the Sanford Eagles Aerie 3677. Bill, of Beaverton, and Rob, of Midland, compete at pool tournaments at the club on Sundays and Wednesdays.
Maikol Gonzalez's necklace sits above the MLB logo on his jersey during drills in the last week of the Dodgers' spring training at the Camelback Ranch training facility in Glendale, Ariz.
Christian Gordon, 11, winds up to throw the ball to his brother Elijah, 9, in the parking lot of The Mane Hair Company. The two played catch outside while their parents were cleaning inside the business. The brothers took advantage of the nice weather and the time off from school to practice their baseball skills.
Dennis Diener checks his mailbox as water flows down Eastlawn Drive in front of his home after a water main broke. Diener came home for lunch to find his street under water. Diener said that he wasn't too surprised about the break since a water main broke in front of his house about two years earlier.
Dow's Nicholas Kivi, right, celebrates with teammates, from left, Conrad Lather, Rico Angell and Trevor Roberts in the locker room after the Chargers' victory over Midland at the Midland Civic Arena. Dow beat Midland 5-4 in the state hockey tournament.
Fair midway employees Dylan Augustyniak, 14, right, and Jay Coles, 19, race to the top of the Pirate's Ladder at the Midland County Fair. The two race each other during downtime at the fair.
Matt Ford, of Grant, rides his horse Miss Fabulous while competing in the bareback riding event during the Midland County Fair Rodeo in the fairgrounds grandstands. Grant's brother, Mike, won the event with a score of 79.
Dow's Robert Rogowski, center, takes a drink while resting in the locker room during halftime of the Chargers' game against Bay City Central at Midland Stadium. Dow won 33-13.
First-grader Mason Dachsteiner, 6, holds an apple up to his eye while eating lunch on at Carpenter Elementary. Mason put the apple on a straw and joked with friends that he had an apple pop. New USDA guidelines require schools to offer more fruit and veggies, to name of few.
Great Lakes Loons mascot Rall E. Camel, far right, gets in on fielding balls hit by Daniel Coulombe (3) as pitchers, from left, Duke von Schamann, Jason West, Matt Shelton, Scott Griggs and Craig Stem warm up before the start of the Loons' game against the Lake County Captains at Dow Diamond. Lake County won 4-3.
Midland's Charles Wakeman is picked up by classmates Christian Cousar, right, and Tyler Sauve (not seen) after the Chemics' 3-0 victory over the Chargers at Midland High School. Wakeman's teammate Nathan Foura, left, looks on.
Alden B. Dow Museum of Science & Art's Katheryn Kirchmeir, right, preps the models and their dolls, from left, Sophie Argyle, 8, of Freeland, Adaeze Okoro, 9, of Midland, Rachel Dostal, 8, of Midland and Megan Kuch, 8, of Freeland backstage during the American Girl Fashion Show at the Midland Center for the Arts. Girls from all across Michigan, 194 in all, participated in four shows highlighting the American Girl dolls and fashions.
Arianah Kortge, 11, left, is comforted by Evy Wyman during a vigil for Rebekah Gay at Bullock Creek High School. Gay, a Bullock Creek grad, was Kortge's aunt. Friends and family participated in the ceremony for Gay who was killed earlier in the week in Mt. Pleasant.