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Denig Still Alive in Attempt to Repeat as Lyle Ambs Champ

By Jeff Steers JTV Sports (June 25, 2022 7:12 PM) Scott Denig is still alive in his attempt to repeat as Lyle Ambs Memorial Golf Tournament champion. Denig, Colin O’Connell, Cody Lysher and Cannon Risner each won two matches on Saturday in the championship flight at Sharp Park Golf Course. Denig seeks to become the first golfer to repeat as champion since Mike Brockie pulled off the feat in 2015-2016.  In one semifinal match, Denig will face O’Connell in a rematch of last year’s Lyle Ambs final and Lysher will play against Risner in the other semifinal. Each will play match play in the semifinals beginning at 8 a.m. on Sunday.  Nick Henman will face Justin Bunch in the first flight championship on Sunday.  Championship Flight  Round of 16 Scott Denig def. Doug Bevan 3 & 2 Mike Boldt def. Zach Boorom 8 & 6 J.T. Pickering def. John Gaston 6 & 5 Colin O’Connell def. Mike Raymond 1 up Cody Lysher def. Brian Stickrodt 5 & 3 Chris Chaney def. Tim Pickering 1 up 21 holes Cannon Risner def. John Tarpley 2 & 1 Conor Spencer def. Pete Walz 4 & 3 Round of Eight Denig def. Boldt 6…

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Parker Named Jackson Head Football Coach

New Jackson High School head football Coach Antonio Parker, far right, works on a drill with NFL Hall of Famer Charles Woodson during the Al Glick Youth Football Camp last week at Withington Stadium.   Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports. (June 24, 2022 12:08 PM) Jackson Public Schools announced on Friday that Antonio Parker will be the new head football coach at the school. Parker replaces Scott Farley who was hired to be the athletic director at Western High School. Parker has served as an assistant coach for 18 years and has served in a number of capacities at the school.  He served as the Vikings’ defensive coordinator for the last five seasons. “I am excited to get to work and to continue to take Jackson football and Jackson Public Schools to new heights,” Parker said in a press release. Supt. Jeff Beal said he is excited about the hire. “I believe in his connection to our students, ability to develop our young players into great men, and his vision for our program moving forward,” Beal said. “I think it is going to be a very exciting year.”

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MHSAA Adds Benefits to Attract Officials

(June 24, 2022 11:49 AM) The Michigan High School Athletic Association is accepting registrations online or by mail for game officials for the 2022-23 school year, and is providing a pair of significant new benefits intended to attract new officials and bolster the number of current officials who work multiple sports. The MHSAA annually receives registration by more than 9,000 officials, but dipped below 8,000 for 2020-21 as school sports navigated the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021-22 school year saw a slight bounce back to 8,128 officials registered – an increase of two percent compared to the previous year – and officials who register for the upcoming school year will receive additional perks that will further boost the already high level of support provided to those serving MHSAA member schools. Beginning this summer, all officials who register may sign up for up to two sports as part of that registration. Officials previously registered separately for each sport they wished to work, providing 13,896 sport registrations total in 2021-22 – or with every registered official signing up for approximately 1.7 sports on average. Officials also will receive membership in the National Association of Sports Officials (NASO), which comes with a variety of…

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Extreme Dodge Jackson County Scoreboard June 23, 2022

R.W. Mercer Jackson Junior Golf Tour At Hills’ Heart of the Lakes Golf Course Scramble format Boys 11-13, nine holes Sam Swihart/Spencer Johnson 34 Frank Majewski/Aiden Mohlman 34 Logan Schwartz/Lucas Schwartz 36 Andrew Parrott/Andrew Boldt 36 Manning Mulnix/Maddox Mulnix 37 Jacob Sturgill/Jack Sturgill 40 Tallman Davis/Gavin Davis 48 Warren Huffman/Gabe Cooper 49 Boys 13/14, 18 holes Mason Beecher/Davius Ambs 77 Brody Baum/Gabe Christner 79 Eli Bowman/Leo Nguyen 79 Ian Knoblauch/Javen Palmer 91 Cooper Flick/Anderson Jacobs 93 Boys 14-up, nine holes Cayne Hays/Cooper McBride 45 Brayden Jenks/Peyton Thorne 48 Boys 15/16, 18 holes Colin Norton/Bentley Coon 59 Hayden Kim/Eli Herrington 69 Cayden Staib/Eagan Lewis 69 Connor Parisien/Nate Jeffords 72 Hikaru Matzen/Eric Bonser 75 Zachary Mains/Carter Baker 77 Boys 17/18, 18 holes Ben Maino/Justin Bunch 66 Ryder Pickering/Travis Drennan 68 Brennen Mains/Carter Lucas 76 Hunter Johncox/Zander Brezvai 76 Jacob Beer/Grant Davis 77 Girls 12-under, nine holes Lola Bruneel/Jailyn Bruneel 45 Girls 13-up, nine holes Olivia Rhodes/Avery Rhodes 42 Emily Rogers/Olivia Berner 44 Avery White/Brynn Griffith 49 Girls 16-up, 18 holes Gabi Davis/Kamryn Shannon 62 Logan Bentley/Kyleigh Ramos 63 Marrisa Berro/Breanna Ramos 76 Brenna DuMont/Alexa Spencer 82 Lauren Blunt/Madalynn Williamson 90 Rylie Raehtz/Emma Hubbard 97

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Ten Jackson County Athletes Earn Softball All-State Honors

Elisse Omey, Napoleon.  Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports. By Jeff Steers JTV Sports (June 22, 2022 3:59 PM) Ten softball players from Jackson County earned all-state honors as voted on by members of the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association. Five members of the Grass Lake High School team, three from Northwest and two from Napoleon earned all-state honors in Divisions 2 and 3.  Freshman Emily Brown, junior Emily Guthrie, and sophomore Olivia Turner earned first-team all-state honors for the Warriors in Division 3. Grass Lake won its first regional title since 2005 and posted a 38-4 record on the season. Elisse Omey of Napoleon also earned first-team all-state honors at second base. First baseman Katelyn Postuma and catcher Bree Salts of Grass Lake earned honorable mention honors in Division 3. They are joined by Raye Burke of Napoleon who was voted in as a pitcher. Northwest High School had three all-state players in a season where the Mounties advanced to the Michigan High School Athletic Association quarterfinals in Division 2 and posted a 39-4 record. Pitcher Nevaeh Ingram earned first-team all-state honors after striking out 376 batters and posting an ERA of 0.54 on the season. She also…

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Extreme Dodge Jackson County Scoreboard June 20, 2022

R.W. Mercer Jackson Junior Golf Tour Eldorado Golf Course Best Ball Format Boys 11-13, nine holes Logan Schwartz/Lucas Schwartz 35 Sam Swihart/Jayce Swihart 36 Andrew Parrott/Andrew Boldt 41 Aiden Mohlman/Gabe Cooper 45 Boys 13-14, 18 holes Leo Nguyen/Cody Rowe 77 Ian Knoblauch/Mason Beecher 92 Javen Palmer/Eli Bowman 96 Cooper Flick/Anderson Jacobs 99 Boys 15-16, 18 holes J.J. Miller/Cayden Staib 72 Hikaru Matzen/Eric Bonser 76 Kamryn Banks/J.J. Miller 77 Carter Baker/Zachary Mains 86 Hunter Johncox/Robbie Six 87 Boys 17-18, 18 holes Ben Maino/Justin Bunch 70 Ryder Pickering/Brady Applegate 73 Brennen Mains/Daniel Puckett 95 Zachary Puckett/Zander Brezvai 96 Girls 12-under, nine holes Jailyn Bruneel/Avery Rhodes 55 Girls 13-up, nine holes Olivia Rhodes/Avery Rhodes 48 Avery White/Brynn Griffith 54 Emily Rogers/Olivia Berner 58 Girls 16-up, 18 holes Logan Bentley/Morgan Bell 73 Marissa Berro/Logan Bentley 78 Anna McClure/Alexa Spencer 82 

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