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Board member resigning

November 22, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The Sturgis Public Schools Board of Education is looking for a new member, as president Tom Robertson announced his resignation this week.

Robertson on Monday told board members he is accepting a new job as juvenile court director, and the position has the potential to put him in a conflict of interest as a school board member.

A successor to Robertson will be expected to complete his term, which expires in November 2014.

District residents interested in the one-year commitment are asked to submit a letter of interest, including a brief biography and explanation about why they are seeking the seat.

Letters will be accepted at the office of the superintendent through Dec. 2.

Football playoffs

November 4, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

A pair of St. Joseph County football teams remains in the state playoffs, while Cassopolis and Schoolcraft also picked up wins in the opening-round to continue their seasons.

In Division 8, Mendon routed Eau Claire, 67-to-0 Saturday, to up its season record to 10-and-0. The Hornets will play for a district title at 1 p.m. Saturday, when they host 9-and-1 Climax-Scotts. The match-up marks the third consecutive year the teams have met in the post-season.

Meanwhile, Constantine went on the road and knocked off an 8-and-1 Michigan Center squad Saturday, 41-to-26. The Falcons, now 6-and-4 on the season, will travel to Hillsdale for a 7 o’clock contest Friday night against the 7-and-3 Hornets.

Elsewhere, Schoolcraft topped Niles Brandywine, 28-to-21 and faces a 10-and-0 Watervliet squad Friday. Cassopolis beat Lake Michigan Catholic, 30-to-7, and hosts Decatur Friday night.

Sturgis and Burr Oak saw their seasons end Friday. The Trojans were shutout by St. Joseph, 16-to-0, and Burr Oak lost to Lawrence, 58-to-8.

Nominations being accepted

November 4, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Nominations are being accepted for the 2013-14 John E. Oster Award for outstanding teaching and community service by a Sturgis Public Schools teacher.

Now in its 33rd year, the award is in honor of the late John E. Oster, a Sturgis attorney who placed high value on education and community service.

Sturgis school district residents who wish to nominate a teacher for consideration by the award committee may do so by submitting a nomination letter to Superintendent Tom Langdon at Sturgis Central Commons, 107W. West St.

In addition to recognizing outstanding teaching, community service is a highly important component considered in the application process.

A nomination form is available from the superintendent’s office or at www.sturgisps.org.

Deadline for nominations is Dec. 2.

High school football playoffs

November 1, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

A weekend of high school football playoffs is on tap and six area teams will be in action.

Four games take place at 7 o’clock tonight: Sturgis, with a 5-and-4 record, is at 8-and-1 St. Joseph; 8-and-1 Schoolcraft takes on 8-and-1 Niles Brandywine in Niles; six-win St. Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic is at Cassopolis to face the 6-and-3 Rangers; and Burr Oak, 5-and-4, is at 6-and-2 Lawrence in an eight-man contest.

The two Saturday matinee games will see 9-and-0 Mendon host 4-and-4 Eau Claire at 1 p.m., while Constantine, a 5-and-4 squad, also plays a 1 o’clock game, as the Falcons travel to Jackson County to take on 8-and-1 Michigan Center.

Sturgis soccer team best season

October 31, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

The Sturgis varsity soccer team saw its best season ever come to an end Wednesday in Plainwell.

The Trojans, who were making their first-ever appearance in the Class B Final Four of the state tournament, bowed out to Spring Lake, 2-to-1. The game was tied at1 going into the final minute of play before the Lakers sealed the win on a goal off a deflected kick.

Sturgis finishes its season with a record of 16-7-1.

Teams qualify for state playoffs

October 28, 2013 by Administrator · Leave a Comment 

Six area football teams, including four from St. Joseph County, qualified for the 2013 state playoffs.

Pairings were announced Sunday and starting with Division 3, Sturgis managed to make the cut despite not reaching the six-win level. The 5-and-4 Trojans will play at 8-and-1 St. Joseph.

In Division 6, Constantine kept its playoff streak alive, as the 5-and-4 Falcons travel to Jackson County to face 8-and-1 Michigan Center. Also in Division 6, 8-and-1 Schoolcraft takes on 8-and-1 Niles Brandywine in Niles.

A Division 7 match-up will see St. Joseph Lake Michigan Catholic take its 6-and 2 record to Cassopolis to face the 6-and-3 Rangers.

In Division 8, 4-and-4 Eau Claire travels to Mendon to play the 9-and-0 and No. 2-ranked Hornets.

And in Division 9 eight-man football, Burr Oak is in the playoffs for the first time in nearly 50 years, as the 5-and-4 Bobcats will hit the road to play 8-and-2 Lawrence.

Games will be played Friday and Saturday; dates and start times will be announced today by the Michigan High School Athletic Association.

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