Lakeview’s football team has already had their first practice of the season. It happened at midnight Monday morning. The Wildcats practiced for two hours, then took three hours off before picking back up again at 5 a.m.
Mark Nichols has been Lakeview Middle School’s track coach for what he believes is 10 years. “I forget what year I started there,” he said.
Vern Smith is taking over in Lakeview. The JV baseball coach is moving up to the varsity position after Ryan Vellanti resigned.
Don’t settle for average. That is the message being relayed from Lakeview football coach Sean Rinehart to his team. This week’s minicamp was just one more step the program is taking toward a second season under Rinehart.
A year ago, Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow was a first-year starting quarterback. Actually, he was a first-year high school football player. Shurlow, an all-around talented athlete, was a member of the Wildcats soccer team the previous two fall seasons.
What a difference a week makes. A week ago, the temperature was more reminiscent of late-September (mid-60s). On Tuesday, the temperature felt like summer again (upper 80s).
Day two at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division 3 state golf finals wasn’t as good to Lakeview senior Jon Wandel as day one was. Wandel fired an 88 on Saturday at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University. Wandel shot 76 on Friday to finish with a two-round total of 164.
Lakeview senior Jon Wandel is a legitimate state championship contender. Wandel will compete Friday and Saturday in the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Division 3 state golf finals at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University. Wandel qualified as an individual with rounds of 78 at districts and 77 at regionals.
The Lakeview Wildcats baseball team struggled to find consistency in its season this year. Part of the inconsistency was due to the awful weather in April, which forced the cancelations of practices and many early season games.
A former state champion in softball is back on track for another title. Morley Stanwood’s softball team won the Lakeview district Saturday with an 8-2 win over Central Montcalm in the finals.