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2018-19 MHSAA Parade of Champions

A total of 105 schools won one or more of the 128 Michigan High School Athletic Association team championships awarded during 2018-19, with two teams earning the first Finals championship in any sport in their schools’ histories. JTV Sports | June 20th, 2019 | Gabriel Schray Ypsilanti Lincoln celebrated its first MHSAA Finals championship by winning the Division 1 boys basketball title in the winter, and Millington claimed its first by earning the Division 3 softball championship this spring. A total of 19 schools won two or more championships this school year, paced by two schools winning four: Pewamo-Westphalia won in boys basketball, girls basketball, competitive cheer and girls track & field; and Marquette won in boys skiing, girls skiing, girls swimming & diving and girls track & field. Five schools won three MHSAA Finals championships: Bronson, Detroit Country Day, East Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern and Hudsonville Unity Christian. Winning two titles in 2018-19 were Chassell, Detroit Catholic Central, Houghton, Ishpeming, Ishpeming Westwood, Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep, Lake Orion, Negaunee, Ontonagon, Sault Ste. Marie and West Iron County. Farmington Hills Harrison – in its final school year before closing this summer – also was part of two…

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Bargesser Steals the Show at D-3 State Track, Field Finals

Lexus Bargesser, lane six, of Grass Lake High School won the 100- and 200-meter dash events at the MHSAA track and field finals Saturday at Jenison High School.  Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports. By Jeff Steers JTV Sports Perhaps aptly named, Lexus Bargesser of Grass Lake High School was in pursuit of perfection on Saturday at the Michigan High School Athletic Association Division 3 track and field championships at Jenison High School. The freshman stole the show winning the 100 and 200-meter dash events on a stormy Saturday near Grand Rapids. The state meet was delayed at least three times for thunder and lightning in the area. Bargesser was a bolt of lightning in winning the 100 in 12.56 seconds – a personal best – and the 200 with a time of 25.43 – also her best time ever. She was one of a number of Jackson County athletes who earned medals and all-state honors finishing in the top eight in his/her events. Bargesser was seeded third heading into the 100 final, but got out of blocks quickly and held off fellow Cascades Conference runner Jayden Humphrey of Manchester at the end. “Jayden and I have gone back and…

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Northwest Baseball Sweeps Manchester

Northwest's Baseball team swept Manchester in a pair of contests on their Senior night. The Mounties won by tallies of 8-0 and 10-2. This was also their final pair of home contests this year. JTV Sports | May 30th, 2019 | Gabriel Schray Jackson, Michigan– Northwest High School's baseball team closed out their home appearances this season in proper fashion, sweeping a pair of contests against Manchester. Not only was it the Mounties final pair of home games for the year, but it was also Senior Night for the program. The Northwest Mounties won the first contest by a tally of 8-0. The second win came more easily, with a final of 10-2. Seniors closing out their playing careers included Dakota Hitt, Gibson Wait, Sawyer Epstein, Brandon Bostwick, and Bailey Bostwick. Gibson Wait pitched seven innings, allowing zero runs on three hits, striking out four and walking one in the first contest. Sawyer Epstein pitched for Northwest in the second game. He allowed one hit and one run over three innings, striking out one and walking zero. Dakota Hitt threw two innings out of relief.  Several Mounties including Connor Schefferly (2), Brandon Bostwick, Bailey Bostwick, and Joe Fredrickson came up…

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Track Results: James R. Selby Memorial Track and Field Classic

Track performers again used the James R. Selby Memorial Track and Field Classic as an annual all-star showcase for Jackson-area track athletes. See the best of the best and their numbers here.  JTV Sports | May 29th, 2019 | Gabriel Schray Jackson, Michigan– It was an evening that included new personal-best times being set in almost every race. It seemed as though each time the best performance of the James R. Selby Memorial Track and Field Classic had been turned in, a new one arose to take its place. This year’s Selby Memorial Classic was sponsored by Tripp’s Auto Shop and Tripp’s Ceramic Pro, Emmons Service, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Heather Herndon, Hampton Funeral Homes, Aspen One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning and America’s Preferred Home Warranty.   Here are full highlights from Tuesday night's Track & Field classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfXDNY4YBIg Girls 3,200 Relay top Selby performances: Parma Western, 10:07.47 Ashley Oliver, Maddie Humphreys, Riley Robertson and Alyna Lewis Lumen Christi, 10:21.49 Renae Kutcha, Marcy Rogers, Lily Beebe and Allison Rand Concord, 10:34.28 Bridgette Holton, Jacey Hutchins, Rylee Weeks and Skylar Thompson Manchester, 10:44.08 Mary Bradshaw, Jenna Dodak, Molly Latimer and Alyssa Smith Napoleon, 10:55.29 Emily Smilowski, Katelyn Smilowski, Olivia Darnell…

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Field Results: James R. Selby Memorial Track and Field Classic

Field performers again used the James R. Selby Memorial Track and Field Classic as an annual all-star showcase for Jackson-area track athletes. See the best of the best and their numbers here.  JTV Sports | May 29th, 2019 | Gabriel Schray Jackson, Michigan– It was an evening that included new personal-best times being set in almost every race. It seemed as though each time the best performance of the James R. Selby Memorial Track and Field Classic had been turned in, a new one arose to take its place. This year’s Selby Memorial Classic was sponsored by Tripp’s Auto Shop and Tripp’s Ceramic Pro, Emmons Service, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Heather Herndon, Hampton Funeral Homes, Aspen One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning and America’s Preferred Home Warranty.   Here are full highlights from Tuesday night's Track & Field classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfXDNY4YBIg Girls Pole Vault top Selby performances: Emalee de La Grange, Parma Western, 9-7 Mariah Skinner,  Parma Western, 8-6 Kaycee Shannon,  Michigan Center, J8-6 Ande Veydt,  Parma Western, J8-6 Elly Trefry,  Michigan Center, 8 feet Clara Rector,    Hanover-Horton, 7-6 T6. Aubry Ashwell,   Grass Lake, 7-6 Madalyn Draper,  Homer, J7-6 Aspen Tapley,  Jackson Northwest, J7-6 Current Selby Meet Record:: Morgan Taylor, Grass…

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2019 Selby Track & Field Classic 5-28-19 | Photo Gallery

2019 Selby Track and Field Classic, May 28, Jackson High School. Outstanding athletes, Tyler Oxley, Western, boys field events; Jennifer Sherwood, Grass Lake, girls field events; Amani Nuels, Jackson, girls track; Vincent Giuliano, Concord, boys track.  Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports and Noah Baker, JTV Sports.  To order prints or downloads, click here. 2019 Selby Track and Field Classic, May 28, Jackson High School. Outstanding athletes, Tyler Oxley, Western, boys field events; Jennifer Sherwood, Grass Lake, girls field events; Amani Nuels, Jackson, girls track; Vincent Giuliano, Concord, boys track.  Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports and Noah Baker, JTV Sports.  To order prints or downloads, click here.

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Billie Weeks Concord High School High Jump Track And Field

James R. Selby Memorial Track and Field Classic

The James R. Selby Memorial Track and Field Classic is today, the annual event serves as an all-star showcase for Jackson-area track athletes. JTV will be on hand to broadcast the event, and you can join us on our website. JTV Sports | May 28th, 2019 | Gabriel Schray Jackson, Michigan– The James R. Selby Memorial Track and Field Classic is today, the annual event serves as an all-star showcase for Jackson-area track athletes. Team gather at Withington Community Stadium outside Jackson High School each year at the end of May to see who the best sprinters, distance runners, throwers, jumpers and vaulters. The showcase run of the night will be the girls 800m.  Judy Rector from Hanover-Horton has committed to run at Michigan State and Allison Rand from Lumen Christi has committed to run at Tennessee. UPDATE: Here are highlights from the event https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfXDNY4YBIg This year’s Selby Memorial Classic will be held on May 28th at Jackson High School's Withington Community Stadium. Field events begin at 5:30pm, followed by running events at 6:30pm. Presenting sponsors are Tripp’s Auto Shop and Tripp’s Ceramic Pro, Emmons Service, Howard Hanna Real Estate Services, Heather Herndon, Hampton Funeral Homes, Aspen One Hour Heating…

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Julia Lefere signs with Lawrence Tech

Julia Lefere has signed with Lawrence Tech. Julia will continue her golf career while at Lawrence Tech. Julia earned 4 varsity letters and competed in multiple State Finals at Northwest.  JTV Sports | May 21st, 2019 | Gabriel Schray Jackson, Michigan– Another pair of Jackson Area Athlete signings have been announced. Both of the Northwest Community School's athletes and their signings were announced yesterday. Senior Julia Lefere signed to continue her academic and athletic career at Lawrence Tech. Julia will continue to golf in college. Julia earned 4 varsity letters and competed in multiple State Finals while golfing at Northwest. Julia was also a 4 year soccer player for the Mounties soccer program.  Lawrence Technological University, frequently referred to as Lawrence Tech, is a private university in Southfield, Michigan. Lawrence Tech was founded in 1932 in Highland Park, Michigan, as the Lawrence Institute of Technology by Russell E. Lawrence. Images in this article courtesy of Northwest Community Schools. This article is comprised of information from a Northwest Community Schools press release. For more local sports news and information, you can connect with JTV Sports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This article was wirtten by JTV’s Gabriel Schray. He is in his fifth year covering…

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Jadin White signs with Concordia University

Jadin White has signed with Concordia University of Ann Arbor. Jadin will continue his football career while at Concordia. Jadin had a highly successful playing career in football at Northwest.  JTV Sports | May 21st, 2019 | Gabriel Schray Jackson, Michigan– Another pair of Jackson Area Athlete signings have been announced. Both of the Northwest Community School's athletes and their signings were announced yesterday. Senior Jadin White signed today to continue his academic and athletic career with Concordia in Ann Arbor. Jadin will be joining the Concordia football program. Concordia University of Ann Arbor is a private liberal arts university. Its 187-acre campus sits on the banks of the Huron River, about ten minutes outside downtown Ann Arbor. Concordia had an incredible season last year. They made it to the NAIA Football Championship Series Quarterfinal Round, where they fell 58-34 to Benedictine College. Their final record on the season was 10-3. Images in this article courtesy of Northwest Community Schools. This article is comprised of information from a Northwest Community Schools press release. For more local sports news and information, you can connect with JTV Sports on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. This article was wirtten by JTV’s Gabriel Schray. He is in his fifth…

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