Entries for May 2015

Munising Follows Leaders to Repeat

Munising Follows Leaders to Repeat
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Senior Andy Cooper and junior Brett Hannah have been the leaders for the Munising boys track team all season. They continued to lead Saturday as the Mustangs retained their Upper Peninsula Division 3 title with 134 points.
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Junior Leads Marquette Back to Top of UPD1

Junior Leads Marquette Back to Top of UPD1
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Many coaches believe you win with seniors. But junior Lance Rambo has stepped up to the plate for the Marquette boys track team all season.  Rambo won two individual events Saturday while helping the Redmen earn their first Upper Peninsula Division 1 title in thr...
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Newberry Claims Close Race in UPD3

Newberry Claims Close Race in UPD3
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Prior to Saturday, the Newberry girls track program had gone 24 years without an Upper Peninsula championship. The Indians, competing in Class C at that time, ended that drought by edging Brimley 64-58 for their first Division 3 title.
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Hematites Climb Back to 1st in UPD2

Hematites Climb Back to 1st in UPD2
Sunday, May 31, 2015
It was bit of a challenge at times, but the Ishpeming girls captured their first MHSAA Upper Peninsula Division 2 track and field title in eight years Saturday by scoring 151 points. Iron River West Iron County was runner-up for the second straight second with 126, fol...
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Ishpeming Dominates with Record Total

Ishpeming Dominates with Record Total
Sunday, May 31, 2015
It was a dominating performance by the Ishpeming boys during Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Division 2 Track and Field Final, to say the least, as they retained their title with a U.P.-record 164 points. The Hematites were followed by archrival Ishpeming Westwood wi...
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Records Fall as Marquette Rises Again

Records Fall as Marquette Rises Again
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Marquette junior Lindsey Rudden had a hand in three record-setting performances Saturday, helping the Redettes earn their fifth consecutive Upper Peninsula Division 1 track title with 154 points. Rudden set a U.P. and school record in the 800-meter run at two minutes, ...
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Fantastic 4 Lead Lumen Christi to No. 1

Fantastic 4 Lead Lumen Christi to No. 1
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Jackson Lumen Christi came to the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Boys Track and Field Final with just four qualifiers. The Titans left with a surprising MHSAA championship – the first in school history in track and field.
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Johnston Tips Title to Birmingham Seaholm

Johnston Tips Title to Birmingham Seaholm
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Lisa Johnston was stunned when her Birmingham Seaholm teammates mobbed her on the court following her No. 3 singles win at Kalamazoo College’s Markin Racquet Center. Johnston’s 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 win against Okemos sophomore Monika Francsics was the clincher tha...
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LPD3 Champions Continue Dominance

LPD3 Champions Continue Dominance
Saturday, May 30, 2015
The unthinkable almost happened in one regard, then it did happen in another at the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Girls Tennis Final on Saturday. The unthinkable almost happened in that Williamston junior Sara Daavettila nearly lost a game. It did happen when Bloomfi...
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Seaholm Stars, Oak Park Grab Spotlight

Seaholm Stars, Oak Park Grab Spotlight
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Rachel DaDamio has had to race in the shadow of Birmingham Seaholm teammate Audrey Belf throughout her high school career. That’s OK. They’re friends. And don’t worry about DaDamio. She found her time to shine through the raindrops at the Lower Penins...
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Harbor Springs Finishes 1st Title Run

Harbor Springs Finishes 1st Title Run
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Harbor Springs’ Emily Kloss has been coaching track and field for more than two decades. Throughout her career, however, one accomplishment had eluded her.   That was until Saturday afternoon at Hudsonville’s Baldwin Middle School.
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Pewamo-Westphalia Returns to Podium

Pewamo-Westphalia Returns to Podium
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Pewamo-Westphalia girls track coach Scott Werner has a saying he believes applies to his track program: “Tradition doesn’t graduate.” On Saturday, a team mixed with youth and experience won the Lower Peninsula Division 3 track and field championship f...
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Record Falls, Goals Attained at LPD1 Final

Record Falls, Goals Attained at LPD1 Final
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Jaron Flournoy had his mind set on winning an MHSAA Finals this season. In order to do so, the sprinter from Westland John Glenn knew he had to do two things: train harder and make a change.
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Small-School Powers Tie for LPD4 Title

Small-School Powers Tie for LPD4 Title
Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Saugatuck boys track and field team believed it had to settle for another second-place finish at Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 Final at Hudsonville’s Baldwin Middle School. A late scoring change created hysteria among the squad.
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Surprise! St. Johns Celebrates 1st Title

Surprise! St. Johns Celebrates 1st Title
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Nobody expected St. Johns to come away with the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 girls track and field championship Saturday at Zeeland Stadium. And "nobody" included St. Johns athletes and coaches.
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Sacred Heart Finds Title Formula Again

Sacred Heart Finds Title Formula Again
Saturday, May 30, 2015
The Bloomfield Hills Academy of the Sacred Heart girls tennis team utilized a familiar formula as it turned in another title-winning effort at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 4 Final in Holland this weekend. Following the same blueprint it used in winning the title ...
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Avondale Star, St. Mary's Chase History

Avondale Star, St. Mary's Chase History
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Everyone else was chasing Joshuwa Hollomon on Saturday as he was chasing his place in MHSAA track and field history. Hollomon became only the 10th Lower Peninsula boy in the 91-year history of the Finals to win the 100-meter (or 100-yard) dash three times in his care...
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Northville wins 1st Title, Nguyen Her 3rd

Northville wins 1st Title, Nguyen Her 3rd
Saturday, May 30, 2015
Utica Davina Nguyen fought through injuries all season long. Up until a few weeks she didn't even know if she would be back to play for her third Lower Peninsula Division 1 No. 1 singles championship.
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Manistique Shines on Graduation Day

Manistique Shines on Graduation Day
Saturday, May 30, 2015
It was a day Manistique senior Hailey Hoholik will remember for a long time as she led the Emeralds to their first Upper Peninsula Division 2 golf title in five years on Friday. Hoholik also was crowned U.P. individual champion with 99 strokes, just hours before he...
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West Iron County Takes Back Title Trophy

West Iron County Takes Back Title Trophy
Friday, May 29, 2015
Riley Thompson was just 5 years old when the West Iron County boys were last crowned Upper Peninsula Division 2 golf champions.  Thompson, now a junior at West Iron, earned medalist honors Friday and helped the Wykons gain their first U.P. title in 12 years with ...
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