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.
Kalbfleisch nets first collegiate goal
MIDLAND — Jessica Kalbfleisch, who prepped at Traverse City West, scored her first collegiate goal Tuesday in Northwood University's 3-1 soccer win over Ferris State.
Kalbfleisch, a freshman, recently made the Northwood JV women’s basketball team after tryouts.
Toxic Cherries finish fourth
KALKASKA — The Traverse City Toxic Cherries finished fourth over the weekend in the eight-team Mitten Kitten Mash-Up North Roller Derby Tournament at the Kaliseum.
On Saturday, the No. 6 seed Toxic Cherries upset No. 3 seed Mitten Mavens 241-189. On Sunday, the Toxics lost in the semifinals by No. 2 seed Lansing Derby Vixens 261–61.
The Toxic Cherries then squared off against No. 4 seed Small Town Outlaws and dropped a 211-150 decision.
Next up is a bout in Marshall against the Southcentral Michigan Renegade Rollergirls on Saturday, Nov. 16.
131s win three of four games
ADRIAN— The 131s fall 16u travel baseball team won three of four games at the Sienna Heights University Wood Bat Fall Showcase over the weekend.
In the opener, starter RJ Kennis received plenty of offensive support as the 131s beat the Midwest Expos 11-1. Kennis singled in a run to help his own cause. Tyler Frankhouse, Gavin Garmhausen, and Travis Moore also added run scoring hits. In game two, the 131s got strong pitching from Robin Van Orden to beat the Great Lakes Arsenal 9-2. Andrew Childs singled and doubled to drive in two runs. The 131s then went on to defeat the Jackson Grays 3-2, behind Tyler Waslawski's 10 strikeouts. Alex Strickland and Brett Hines drove in key runs. In the finale, the 131s fell to the West Michigan Maroons to finish the fall season at 7-3-1.