Lions recognize Cheboygan’s Coon
DETROIT — The Detroit Lions named Cheboygan’s Jack Coon as the week four recipient of the 2013 High School Football Coach of the Week Program.
Coon led his Chiefs to a 42-14 victory over previously undefeated Ludington on Friday for their third victory in four games this season. In his 25 years as a head coach at Cheboygan, Coon has led the Chiefs to 14 state playoff appearances. Prior to becoming a head coach, Coon was an assistant coach for three years at Alma High School, four years at Joplin Parkwood (MO) High School, and three years at Cheboygan.
The Cheboygan athletic department follows Michigan High School Athletic Association guidelines for concussion protocol and heat awareness.
An athletic trainer is available to all Cheboygan student-athletes and the varsity football team has had a doctor on the sideline at games for the last 35 seasons.
New running club seeks applicants
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Bay Runners, a newly formed competitive cross country running club for girls, is now seeking applications for runners interested in competing in United States Athletic Track and Field Association (USATF) Cross Country Junior National competition on Dec. 14.
Junior National cross country competition includes a regional qualifier on Nov. 9 in Northville with age group based teams finishing first, or the top 15 individuals, advancing to national competition in San Antonio, Texas. Age groups are defined by birth year and include: birth years 1997-98, 1999-2000 and 2001-2002.
Runners accepted for participation on the team will begin organized practices Oct. 28 and will meet at Traverse City Central High School from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Daily practice sessions will include scheduled training, drills and strength activities.
Applications for team membership are due by Oct. 7 and are available by contacting Katie Kearney at Katie@naturallynutty.com.
Zombie Run 5K slated for Oct. 26
TRAVERSE CITY —The fifth annual Zombie Run 5K, which benefits Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails (TART), will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26.