by Jon Gambee
Nate Morris scored on runs of 15 and 53 yards and sophomore defensive back Luke VanPutten intercepted a Bloomingdale pass with 1:29 left to play in the game and Martin won for the second time this season, beating the Cardinals 14-0 in a steady rain.
Hopkins clinched at least a share of the O-K Silver Conference football championship Friday night with a 74-0 pasting of Wyoming Lee.
The victory moved the Vikings’ overall record to 7-1 and 4-0 in league play. If they can beat Wyoming Godwin Heights next Friday night, they’ll win the crown outright after having to share that honor a year ago with North Pointe Christian and Calvin Christian.
The victory also improved Hopkins’ position in its ninth consecutive post-season playoff position. The Vikings will play the first round on Halloween night and would like to have home field advantage.
Four Wayland boys placed among the top 15 Friday afternoon in the Allegan County cross-country meet, as the Wildcats finished third among the eight teams in the competition.
Wayland girls took fourth in their meet, just behind Hopkins, at the Martin Motor Sports Park.
Otsego, which captured places two through five and seventh, won the boys’ meet with 21 points, Hamilton was second with 53 and the Wildcats checked in with 69.
It appears that Wayland will not win a football game this season.
The Wildcats had their best chance Friday evening at home against Hastings, another winless team this season, but fell behind 27-0 in the first half and eventually succumbed 33-8 in a miserably rainy, sloppy, cold and windy ballgame.
Wayland has just one more game and will take an 0-8 record next Friday to the field of O-K Gold Conference champion Grand Rapids South Christian, which just earned a post-season playoff berth.
Pine Street Elementary students this week learned how to stay healthy in a demonstration called "Germs Away." This free, educational program, sponsored by Metro Health, is designed to promote health and stop the spread of germs through hand washing.
The program is being offered in five schools in the district this week and next as part of the Global Hand Washing Day Oct. 15. This campaign is dedicated to raising awareness of hand washing with soap as a key approach to disease prevention. Wayland Union Schools nurse Angela Smith brought the educational program to the schools.
Dorr Elementary School and Dorr PTO held their annual Walk-a-thon Friday, raising $12,440. Top earners won prizes and pizza with Principal Kevin Zaschak. Top earning class will go bowling with the principal.
Perhaps my favorite sports editor of all time, Charles “Chip” Mundy, and I both were invited in the fall of 1983 to the Albion Elks Lodge’s annual dinner, featuring an appearance by Rick Leach.
All stray pets at the shelter have a short "stray hold," waiting for their family to reclaim them.
If you see your pet in this album it is important you call the shelter asap. Please leave a message with your name and number if you are calling before or after our business hours.
Please note that in order to reclaim a pet you must have some proof of ownership such as vet records, pictures, etc... There is also an impound fee as well as vetting fees and boarding.
Call shelter for details, (269) 686-5112.
PHOTOS: "Clark," Hopkins "Brutis," South Haven "Morgan," Hopkins
The Wayland girls’ swimming team lost a 106-78 dual meet decision Thursday evening to fellow O-K Rainbow Conference member Middleville Thornapple Kellogg/Hastings.
The Wildcats captured first place in two events. Ally Schafer was first in one-meter diving with 213.85 points. Jessica Englerth took first in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:14.39.
“The truest test of someone’s intelligence is how much they agree with you.” OK, this statement works along with the old adage “people like people who like them.”