Sports

Alumni football

An alumni football game Saturday between Colon and Centreville high schools generated about $2,500 for a Constantine man injured a week earlier in an alumni contest of his own. Organizers of the weekend’s matchup between the Magi and Bulldogs agreed they would designate all gate receipts for Robert Roll, a 2003 Constantine High School graduate who suffered a neck injury …

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New athletic director at Glen Oaks

Glen Oaks Community College announces the hiring of Courtney Ivan as the new athletic director/director of fitness and wellness center. Ivan comes to Glen Oaks from Jackson College, Jackson, Michigan, where she was the assistant director of housing and head women’s basketball coach. Born and raised in Belleville, Michigan, Ivan is a graduate of Mercyhurst University-Erie in Erie, Pennsylvania. Ivan …

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K-Wings Round Out Front Office Hires

The Kalamazoo Wings have hired Joe Roberts as its new director of public relations and broadcaster. Roberts began his professional career with the K-Wings as an intern during the fall of 2010, and has since been employed by the team in several different capacities. Most recently, his responsibilities included acting as the in-game emcee and PA announcer during the 2014-15 …

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Little League disallows use of yellow ball for player

A 13-year-old Detroit area boy with a visual impairment due to albinism has been denied the use of an easier-to-see baseball during a national Little League tournament. WJBK-TV and MLive.com report that Ryan Huizdos’ Grosse Pointe Woods team was told the yellow baseball he uses while batting in local games was not approved by the national organization. Ryan played in …

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Centreville comes up short in championship game

Centreville High School’s baseball team came up one win short of a state championship, as the Bulldogs were beaten Saturday in the state’s Division 4 title game, 10-to-8 by Muskegon Catholic Central. Nonetheless, Centreville finished with a 29-and-2 record, its best season in school history. The Bulldogs made it to the championship game by defeating Rudyard, 2-to-1, the day before …

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Golf results

The Wildcat golf team had their best team score of the year at Allegan’s jamboree on the Red Fox nine at Cheshire Hills Golf Course. The squad had a total of 179, good for third overall. The totals looked like this: Otsego 164 Plainwell 176 TR 179 Vicksburg 180 Sturgis 185 Allegan 189 The individual scores were, Collin Meyer 40, …

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Frisbie named Coach of the Year

Constantine boys’ basketball coach Chuck Frisbie was named Associated Press Class C coach of the year. In his first season as the team’s coach, Frisbie turned around a program that went 1-19 a year ago to 21-3 this season. The Falcons won the KVA league title and had a deep run in the postseason. Frisbie gave credit to his players …

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Checking for concussions

The Michigan High School Athletic Association will begin a pilot program this fall using a new test to check for concussions in athletes. Executive Director Jack Roberts told WOOD-TV that anyone suspected of “getting their bell rung” will be asked to look at cards, or an iPad and read some numbers. The time to answer will be compared to a “test …

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Hoke terminated by the Wolverines

The University of Michigan has fired head football coach Brady Hoke after four seasons. Hoke posted a 31-20 record at Michigan, but never improved on an 11-2 mark and Sugar Bowl title in his first season with the Wolverines. They went 5-7 overall this season, including 3-5 in the Big Ten, marking the program’s first losing season since going 5-7 …

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Northern Illinois Trips Up Broncos, 31-21

On the snowy turf of Waldo Stadium, Northern Illinois cooled off a hot Broncos squad with a second half comeback on Friday, Nov. 28, that included six WMU turnovers. The Huskies strong second half offense topped the Broncos, 31-21, which would have given Western an appearance in the MAC championship.

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