Cassopolis Rocket Football meeting Saturday

Published 12:48 am Friday, May 9, 2003

By Staff
Cassopolis Rocket Football is joining a new league and will be holding a meeting to discuss that topic on Saturday morning.
The meeting, which is open to the public, is set for 6 a.m. at Bonnie &Clydes. Breakfast is being provided by Cassopolis Rocket Football.
Among the topics to be discussed are new league rules. A new official board will be selected as well.
Worm Burner Open
The Niles High School athletic department will hold its Worm Burner Open golf scramble on Monday, June 16, at Orchard Hills Country Club in Buchanan.
The outing will start with lunch at 10:45 a.m. and the shotgun start will be at noon.
The 18-hole scramble will feature divisions for men, women and mixed teams as well as longest drive, closest to pin and other golf contests.
The entry fee is $75 per person and includes lunch before the outing, greens fees and door prizes. A silent auction and cash bar will take place after the outing.
For more information contact the Niles High School athletic department.
Relay for Life
outing May 10
A golf outing to benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life is scheduled Saturday, May 10, at Plym Park Golf Course.
The outing will feature four-person scramble teams with a shotgun start. The entry fee is $60 per person and includes a t-shirt, refreshments, lunch and prizes.
For more information contact Korrie Krueger at 684-2732 or 684-0562.
Chiefs hire coach
The Dowagiac Board of Education this morning hired three new athletic coaches.
In a special Monday morning meeting at the Wolverine Building, the school board voted on hiring a new football, girls' basketball and girls' tennis coach.
Michael J. Stanger was named to replace retired football coach Bernard Thomas.
Joe Spitale was named to replace resigned basketball coach Michael Pallas.
Chuck Rubino was named to replace resigned tennis coach Curtis Partee.
The school board unanimously approved the hiring of all three coaches.
Missing from the meeting were President Randy Cuthbert, Larry Seurynck and Bill Lawrence.
Dowagiac Superintendent Larry Crandall, along with Athletic Director Bob Follett, announced the selection of Stanger after a series of interviews.
Stanger is currently an assistant coach at Bremen High School in Midlothiam, Ill., a southern suburb of Chicago.
Stanger coaches quarterback and running backs on the offensive side of the football and the defensive line.
He also coaches kickoff return and punt return teams.
Stanger is also the offensive coordinator for Bremen. In 2002, Bremen High School was the second highest scoring team in the Chicago South Suburbs.
Bremen High School has made the playoffs five of the past six seasons and won three conference championships.
Bremen is 43-19 the past six seasons.
Spitale is no stanger to Chieftain fans.
Spitale was a standout athlete at Lakeshore High School.
Area wrestling fans are also very familiar with Rubino, who recently announced his retirement from coaching the wrestling program.
Rubino has coached both boys' and girls' tennis at Dowagiac, but gave them up to concentrate on running his highly successful wrestling program.