Leinaar re-elected to MHSAA council
EAST LANSING — Bear Lake athletic director Karen Leinaar was re-elected to the Michigan High School Athletic Association’s Representative Council.
Leinaar will continue as one of two at-large statewide representatives.
Gobles athletic director Chris Miller will join the council to represent Class C and D schools in the southwestern section of the Lower Peninsula for a two-year team.
Kingsford's Al Unger will continue to represent Class A and B schools in the Upper Peninsula, Detroit Public School League administrator of athletics Alvin Ward will continue to represent the Detroit Public Schools, and Adrian Madison's Kristen Isom will continue to represent Class C and D schools in the southeastern section of the Lower Peninsula. Pewamo-Westphalia superintendent Jason Mellema was re-elected as one of two representatives of junior high and middle schools.
The Representative Council is the 19-member legislative body of the MHSAA. All but five members are elected by member schools. Four members are appointed by the council to represent females and minorities, and the 19th position is occupied by the Superintendent of Public Instruction or designee. The Council meets three times annually, and five members of the council convene monthly during the school year to form the MHSAA’s Executive Committee, which reviews appeals of Handbook regulations by member schools.
Beach Bums add outfielder, catcher
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Beach Bums added outfielder Jeff DeBlieux and catcher Jacob Rhodes to the 2014 roster.
The left-handed hitting DeBleiux, a graduate of the University of South Alabama, hit .323 with three home runs and 37 RBIs last season for the Jaguars. He had a .389 OBP and stole six bases in eight attempts.
Rhodes, a graduate of Murray State University, hit .294 with eight home runs and 67 RBIs in two years with the Racers. He hails from Ypsilanti.