Sperling wins cross country coaching honor

Jim Sperling has been named boys cross country Coach of the Year by The Daily Telegram.
Sperling won the honor for coaching the Madison boys to its second straight TCC championship, qualified for the Division 3 state finals and finished second at the county meet.
Sperling ran track at Anthony Wayne High School in Whitehouse, Ohio, “without much success,” he said. He took up the sport again at the age of 40 and he’s now competed in everything from a 5K to a marathon to a 100-mile race.
He said he received a lot of support from other Madison coaches who encouraged their athletes who weren’t already in a fall sport to run cross country.
“I try to respect the athletes and treat them with respect,” he said. “I coach because I enjoy working and running with them, but I do not enjoy yelling and getting angry so I don’t. Most coaching is done before the meets.”
Sperling, who also coaches the Madison girls squad, said three of his top five runners are graduating. He’s hoping the success helps in recruiting more to the sport and the Trojan squad.
“They will be tough to replace,” he said. “We have a good foundation to build on with Michael Burciaga, Alex Garcia, Ben Kangas and John Ambrose. We will need to get the most out of the promising eighth-graders moving up and the rest of the team.”

Pray, Pittman get TCC passes

Two former Clinton employees were honored with a lifetime pass to home and away athletic events in the Tri County Conference (TCC).

This honor was for their long time dedication and service to Clinton Community Schools, The Clinton Athletic Programs, and the student-athletes at Clinton.  Both Mr. Jim Pittman, a longtime coach and Athletic Director and Mr. David Pray, a longtime coach and Superintendent were nominated by current Athletic Director Casey Randolph.

Mr. Pittman was in attendance to accept this honor, but Mr. Pray had his own board meeting to attend and will receive his soon.

source: Clinton Athletics

Summerfield seeks coach

Summerfield High School has an opening for a 8th Grade Girls Basketball coach. Applicants should send resumes to athletic director Jeff Stone, at the school, 17555 Ida West Road, Petersburg, MI, 49270 You can email questions to stone@summerfield.k12.mi.us or phone 734-279-1012 ext 137

Bruce returns to coaching in TCC

Larry Bruce has returned to the TCC.

The former Morenci boys basketball coach who won four league championships with the Bulldogs in the 1980s, will coach the Morenci varsity girls basketball team this season. Former Bulldog standout Chris Mansfield will coach the Bulldog JV team.

Bruce has been a volunteer assistant the last couple of seasons for a girls team in Ohio.

Final TCC interception leaders

ALL GAMES

INTERCEPTIONS NO
Austin Sandusky, Mor 4
Ryan Karapas, Clin 3
Bobby Black, Mor 3
Jared Evans, Mad 3
Devon Simmer, WL 3
Collin Poore, Clin 2
Noah Poore, Clin 2
Levi Woerner, BD 2
Mathew Sexton, Clinton 2
Tyler Van Kainen, Sum 2
Josh Van Kainen, Sum 2
Alex Thomas, Mor 2
Donovan Slates, Mad 2
Cody England, WL 2
Thomas Liberty, SC 1
Josh Beck, Whs 1
John Reditt, Whs 1
Conner Hoogendorn, Whs 1
Joe Link, Whs 1
Jared Sackett, Clin 1
Blake Rogers, Clin 1
Kaden Kelly, Clin 1
Martel Pizana, BD 1
Mitchell Logan, BD 1
David Chantelois, Clinton 1
Jared Ahrens, Clinton 1
Noah Saren, Clinton 1
Levi Ladd, Sum 1
Nate Ogle, Sum 1
John Milkovich, Sum 1
John Heisler, Sum 1
Torin Merillat, Mor 1
Austin Gilson, Mor 1
Shawn Feltz, Mor 1
Mason Palpant, Mad 1
Jordy Coronado, Mad 1
Colby Weitenhagen, Mad 1
Nick Sweet, Mad 1
Connor Mellon, Mad 1
Trevor Fowler, Mad 1
Michael Petee, SC 1
Charlie Robertson, SC 1
Kyle Spangler, WL 1
Donovan Davidson, WL 1
Austin Tanner, WL 1

Final TCC tackles leaders

50 or more – ALL GAMES

TACKLES No
Shawn Feltz, Mor 128
Charlie Robertson, SC 120
Nick Stutzman, Mor 113
Keith Rubin, WL 106
Jason Opel, SC 99
Levi Ladd, Sum 97
Charlie Robertson, SC 96
Logan Pickles, SC 93
John Heisler, Sum 90
Logan Pickles, SC 87
Matthew Sexton, Clin 87
Jason Opel, SC 82
Cole Bischoff, Sum 75
Dovonan Slates, Mad 74
Jake Becki, Whs 74
Seth Sylvester, Clin 73
Kolyne Suydam, BD 72
Broc Roberts, Sum 71
Alexander Pless, Mor 68
Austin Tanner, WL 67
Nathan Poore, Clinton 64
Martel Pizana, BD 63
Chase Linden, Mor 62
Austin Gilson, Mor 60
Jacob Whaley, Sum 59
Dan Morotz, BD 58
Kyle Spangler, WL 58
Austin Vanderpool, Mor 56
Bobby Black, Mor 55
Michaja Wilson, SC 55
Levi Woerner, BD 53
Austin Kroeger, WL 52
Collin Poore, Clinton 51
Ken DeShano, Clinton 51
David Chantelois, Clinton 51
Josh Beck, Whs 50

Final TCC Receiving stats

ALL GAMES

RECEIVING NO YARDS AVG TDS
Josh Van Kainen, Sum 34 823 24.2 8
Levi Woerner, BD 43 733 17.0 8
Tyler Van Kainen, Sum 31 488 15.7 3
Hunter Smith, Mad 35 411 11.7 6
Alex Thomas, Mor 14 392 28.0 8
Mathew Sexton, Clin 15 284 18.9 4
Mitch Iott, Whs 10 225 22.5 3
Jared Sackett, Clin 11 187 17.0 2
Mattew Mueller, BD 6 184 30.7 2
Levi Ladd, Sum 14 169 12.1 2
Spencer Hawkins, SC 8 166 20.8 1
Thomas Liberty, SC 4 165 41.3 2
Noah Poore, Clin 6 157 26.2 1
Chase Pirolli, Sum 9 143 15.9 1
Jake Becki, Whs 8 105 13.1 1
Austin Sandusky, Mor 8 105 13.1 1
Kolyne Suydam, BD 10 94 9.4 1
Tylor Serin, SC 6 91 15.2 0
Colby Weitenhagen, Mad 13 89 6.8 0
Jesse Kiefer, Whs 8 82 10.3 0
Spencer Iaquinto, WL 4 81 20.3 2
Cody Kiefer, Whs 4 76 19.0 0
Nick Sweet, Mad 7 70 10.0 1
Donovan Davidson, WL 5 68 13.6 1
Charlie Robertson, SC 7 66 9.4 0
Nate Papworth, BD 5 60 12.0 0
Bobby Black, Mor 2 55 27.5 1
John Heisler, Sum 3 53 17.7 0
Kyle Spangler, WL 3 52 17.3 1
Cody England, WL 4 50 12.5 0
Joe Link, Whs 6 50 8.3 0
Devon Simmer, WL 3 50 16.7 0
Kyle Bush, SC 2 49 24.5 0
Jared Evans, Mad 4 48 12.0 0
Martel Pizana, BD 4 46 11.5 0
Trevor Fowler, Mad 3 42 14.0 0
Michaja Wilson, SC 5 40 8.0 0
Michael Petee, SC 3 36 12.0 1
David Miller, Mad 5 35 7.0 0
Dan Morotz, BD 5 34 6.8 0
Donovan Slates, Mad 2 33 16.5 0
Preston Schrier, Whs 2 31 15.5 0
Collin Poore, Clin 5 29 5.8 0
Ben Goodin, Sum 2 27 13.5 0
Mitchell Logan, BD 4 16 4.0 0
Chris Hinckley, Mor 3 13 4.3 0
Hunter Nagle, Whs 1 12 12.0 0
Josh Beck, Whs 1 11 11.0 0
Ben Hula, WL 1 10 10.0 0
Jareth Keller, SC 1 6 6.0 0
Blake Rogers, Clin 1 5 5.0 0
Jason Ahrens, Clin 2 1 0.5 0