As only a sophomore, Summer Longstreet is making her mark in Tri County’s cross country sport. Having already set a new school record for fastest ninth and 10th grade female 5K runner, Longstreet’s expectations for the next few years may not have a ceiling.
Three years ago, Julia Bice wasn’t sure how good she was at golf, or even if she liked the sport enough to keep at it. This season, the Tri County junior realized her potential and how much fun she had, reaching the Div. 3 state finals as an individual qualifier.
If you know who “Wilson” and “Wilma” are, then you know just how much Anders Leine loves football.
Leine, a 17-year-old foreign exchange student who lives near Lillehammer, Norway, is enrolled as a senior at Tri County High School this year. Since his arrival in August, he can often be seen carrying Wilson and Wilma, two footballs he purchased shortly after he arrived in America, which is example of just how much this “Viking” loves American football.
It wasn’t the way the season was expected to go, but the Tri County Vikings football team and its coaching staff did see good progress.
The Vikings, who finished 3-6 overall on the year, matching their record from last year, are still seeking their first winning season since 2004, but fifth-year coach Phil Butler and his coaching staff have noticed a lot of improvement in this year’s team, despite what the record says.
With the Big Ten Conference (B1G) announcing it will schedule more games on Friday nights next year, one question remains: Will this really hurt high school football?
Zach Ingles lasted just one year as Tri County boys basketball coach before switching to a college career.
Ingles is now coaching Olivet College’s women’s basketball team after he was hired Oct. 12 to oversee the Lady Comets.
There are many similarities and history between the Vestaburg Wolverines and the Beal City Aggies, two teams that will meet in the first round of the Division 8 state playoffs at 7 p.m. in Mount Pleasant Friday.
STANTON — Central Montcalm held its annual Pre-Regional Invitational cross country meet Monday as a way for teams and runners to get ready for the regional runs Saturday.
The host Green Hornets, Lakeview and Vestaburg all brought some runners to the meet, along with Morley Stanwood, Reed City and Saranac.
It was possible that five area football teams would make the playoffs, if the points fell just right. Of those five, four will have another game.
It was a fine fall day for a run Wednesday, and, for Montabella’s Jordan Mawhirter, it was a fine first-place finish.
The sophomore cross country runner took first place at a Mid-State Athletic Conference jamboree at Fish Creek Sportsman’s Club, finishing with a time of 17:17.60, almost six seconds ahead of second-place finisher Hunter Chovanec of Breckenridge.