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New Jackson Lacrosse Program Popular with Hockey Players

Jackson Lacrosse goalie Hikaru Matzen has produced nearly 40 saves in net in the last two games. By Jeff Steers JTV Sports (April 14, 2024 7:30 AM ET) A year ago, the only sticks and balls Western High School student-athlete Hikaru Matzen cared about were golf clubs and Titleists. But the Western High School senior is one of nearly three dozen players participating in a cooperative program playing lacrosse for Jackson. The team consists of players from Jackson, Western, Northwest, Lumen Christi, and Michigan Center. Matzen joined the team a couple of months ago and is the starting goalie for Jackson. He learned the position using an interesting method. “I spent a lot of time sitting in my room and watching YouTube,” Matzen said. “The Princeton (University) goalie is really good with a lower stance.” Matzen played hockey for eight years and golf for the last three years. He made the switch to lacrosse during his senior season. He enjoys the physical aspect of the sport and compares it to his experience playing hockey. Jackson Head Coach David Flack said the program started about a couple of years ago when a lacrosse clinic was presented to students – pre-Covid. A…

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JTV Sports Jackson County Scoreboard March 21, 2024

Track and Field Jackson at Lincoln Invitational: Kyson Cooper of Jackson High School finished second in the 60-meter dash in 7.1 seconds at the Lincoln Athletic Building SEC indoor track meet. Cyron Stamper of JHS placed fourth in the 60-meter high hurdles in 8.96 seconds. In the girls’ event, Shanie Mohead of JHS finished fourth in the 60-meter dash with a time of 8.5 seconds. Everette Drummond of Jackson finished second in the 200-meter dash in 28.01 and third in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:01.  College Athletic Events Baseball Goshen 8, Spring Arbor 5: The Cougars scored four runs in the eighth inning but could not get any closer. Connor Dee hit a home run and finished with four RBIs for SAU.  Spring Arbor 13, Goshen 4: The Cougars improved to 8-17 on the season with the win. SAU scored six times in the seventh inning to close out the win. Connor Dee collected three more hits and Aiden Brunin, Ben Redfield, Ryan Gonzalez, and Jaeden Rodriguez each collected a pair of hits for SAU.  Jackson College 5, St. Clair CCC 4: Jared Kramp, Hayden Lowe, and Caden Oliver each collected two hits for JC in the…

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