High 5s: 10/10/12

October 10, 2012

Two of this week's honorees have combined for five MHSAA championships, and a third has a chance to be part of his first next month. 

Each week, Second Half recognizes two athletes and a team for their successes during the current season. To nominate a candidate, email editor Geoff Kimmerly at geoff@mhsaa.com.

Below are this week's honorees.

Codi Jenshak
Escanaba senior

Jenshak won her second-straight championship at No. 1 singles, and third MHSAA singles title overall, with a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Kingsford’s Sam Fleming after also defeating Fleming in the 2011 championship match. Jenshak also is a standout softball pitcher, and led her team to last season's Division 2 Quarterfinals.

Up next: "It's been changing quite a bit. As of now, I'm thinking about St. Norbert (College) in Green Bay or Central Michigan University; one of those two. If I went to Central, I know they have a club tennis team, and I might do that or I might try to walk on the softball team. With St. Norbert, I could play tennis and softball there."

Dr. Jenshak: "I want to be a dermatologist. I've wanted to since I was in eighth grade. Skin interests me a lot, for some reason. ... I guess it's my quirk."

Bring out the band: "I play the saxophone. It's just fun. A lot of my friends are in (band). I used to be in the marching band, but not anymore. It's pretty cool to perform in front of people. It's kind of a big deal at our school, just something fun that mixes up my day."

This is who I watch: "For tennis, I really like John Isner a lot. You know when he has a winner, he makes that little hand gesture? I tried to do that a little bit, and I think people thought it was pretty funny. In baseball, I'm a Tigers fan. I really like Curtis Granderson, although he went to the Yankees."

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Dewey Lewis
Rockford senior

Lewis, a senior forward, is again pacing the No. 2-ranked team in Division 1 this fall. He's a four-year varsity player and arguably the favorite for this season's Mr. Soccer Award. Lewis has 52 goals and 46 assists over his four-year varsity career, and set Rockford's single-season record last season with 20 goals. He will follow his older brother Sean, a goalkeeper at Western Michigan University, to college soccer when he joins Michigan State's team next season.

Getting Real: "(My favorite team,) I'd have to go with Real Madrid. I like Cristiano Ronaldo. He's one of my idols. I look up to him, and he plays outside mid (which Lewis also has played a lot of this season)."

Up next: Lewis has a 3.8 grade-point average, and is considering majors in biology or business at MSU. "I'm looking to get a business degree so I can own my own business. Or I'll go into the medical field, probably be a doctor or possibly an anesthesiologist or a dentist."

Brother in net vs. brother in the field: "I think I'd made a good percentage of them; from the PK spot probably eight out of 10," Lewis said of facing his brother Sean in a shootout. "He'd probably say six out of 10, or five out of 10."

Pressure cooker: "The big thing is not to oversell yourself. Don't make big expectations you can't keep. Don't tell everyone what you can do. Just go out there and do it."

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Muskegon Mona Shores girls golf

Featuring four players who have been part of the varsity lineup all four seasons of high school -- seniors Morgan Smith, Hailey Hrynewich, Britni Gielow and Kelsey McKinley -- the Sailors are playing for their fourth-straight MHSAA Division 2 championship. Mona Shores won its Regional by 37 strokes Wednesday at Bowen Lake Links in Greenville to advance to next weekend's Finals at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University.

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