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High School Ice Hockey: Jackson United in SEC

(Photo: JTV File Photo) By, Gabriel Schray | JTV Sports | December 5th, 2018 Jackson, Michigan -- Just a year ago, Jackson United had one of the better seasons in program history. The team finished 21-2-0. The Vikings and Head Coach Andy Sinkovitz will be looking to build off of that success here this season. Coach Sinkovitz says that the team has a shorter bench than in past years, which allows for more ice time for Viking players. “This leaves it up to the players to seize the playing time,” said Sinkovitz. “It’s still early, but a couple of the guys are already starting to develop into key players.” After five games the team stands at 2-5. A power outage occurred just before the team played Kalamazoo Portage Northern. A transformer nearby the rink went out and killed the power to the Oshtemo area around the ice arena- so the game was cancelled. The Vikings have been potent on offense, scoring 21 goals in seven games (three goals per game on average). JU has struggled defensively however, allowing 28 goals over the same span (four goals per game on average). It’s a narrow enough margin that the program could easily…

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Jackson College Men to Tip Off Season Today

(File Photo Courtesy of Jackson College) By, Gabriel Schray | JTV Sports | November 7th, 2018 Jackson, Michigan-- Jackson College’s Men’s Basketball Team is set to begin their season today against Schoolcraft College. The contest will begin at 7pm and will be played on the campus of Jackson College. Last season the Jets were the best they have been in quite some clip. The Jets went 19-11 on the year, a 63% win percentage under first year Head Coach Marshawn Norris. Norris is now entering his second season as the Head Coach at Jackson, and will be looking to improve the program even further. He expanded his thoughts on last year and more in the November 7th edition of Inside the Locker Room. They ended last season on a loss, and will look to open up a new winning streak tonight at home. The Jets were 12-2 when at home last season. Norris discussed the importance of his returners (Osebor, Pierce and Sietsema). All three were Freshman last season. Osebor was the most efficient of the bunch, pitching in four points per game and shooting 58% from the floor. The Jets will also benefit from transfer Connor Pelham. Pelham played…

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