Rangers, Eddies eliminated from tourney

Published 12:22 am Friday, March 10, 2006

By Staff
The Lady Rangers dropped a five-game match to Schoolcraft on Thursday night in the opening round of the Class C District Volleyball Tournament..
Schoolcraft won 25-18, 17-25, 25-22, 24-26 and 15-10.
Edwardsburg was eliminated by eventual Class B district champion St. Joseph, 25-18, 25-7 and 25-11.
No further results were available at press time.
Cass third at Centreville
The Lady Rangers finished third at the Centreville Mini-Tournament.
Cassopolis lost to Centreville (22-25 and 23-25), lost to Gobles (21-25 and 21-25), lost to Union City (21-25 and 16-25) and then defeated Centreville (27-25, 20-25 and 16-14).
Among the statistical leaders were Kayla Green, Becky File, Molly Vite, Nikitas Nelson, Symone Pompley, Branna Wyant, Kara Simmons, Dee Dee Hawkins, Kra Luckey, Nicole Green and Sara McIntyre.
The Lady Rangers defeated Covert 25-6, 25-17 and 25-12 in a non-conference match.
Statistical leaders were Vite, Nelson, File, Simmons, Hawkins, File, Pompey, Nicole Green, Wyant, Luckey, Kayla Green and McIntyre.
Edwardsburg falls to Berrien
The Edwardsburg varsity basketball team wrapped up its regular season on Friday night with a 62-39 loss to Berrien Springs.
The Eddies were 7-13 overall heading into Wednesday night's Class B District Basketball Tournament against host Sturgis.
The winner advances to Friday night's championship game.
The Eddies trailed 15-8 after one period of play Friday night and 34-14 at the intermission.
Berrien Springs (17-3, 12-2 LAC) took a comfortable 50-26 lead into the final quarter.
Tony Hayes led the Eddies with 14 points. Edwardsburg also got eight points from David Daniels and five points from Alex Antoniu.
Berrien Springs was led by Matt Demler's 18 points. Ryan Little added 10 points.
Alex Antoniu 1 3 -6 5, David Daniels 2 4-6 8, Tony Hayes 6 2-4 14, Pat Huggett 0 0-0 0, Ted Pietrzak 0 0-2 0, Adam Hancock 0 0-0 0, Zac Boellenbacher 3 0-0 6, Nate Harness 1 0-0 2, Jake Roberts 1 0-0 2, Kevin Stack 1 0-0 2. Totals: 15 9-18 39
Shelby Wood 3 0-0 8, Ryan Little 4 0-0 10, Matt Demler 8 0-0 18, Jeremy Cummings 2 0-0 4, Dowin Coffy 3 0-0 6, Matt Jasper 0 0-0 0, Anton Lockett 0 0-0 0, Randolph Shaw 3 1-1 7, Robert Walker 1 1-2 3, Kolby Wood 0 0-0 0, Greg Whitehead 2 0-0 6. Totals: 26 2-3 62
Edwardsburg 8 14 26 39
Berrien Springs 15 34 50 62
Three-point baskets: Little (BS) 2, Whitehead (BS) 2, Demler (BS) 2, Wood 2 (BS). Total fouls: Edwardsburg 13, Berrien Springs 17. Varsity records: Berrien Springs 17-3, 12-2 LAC, Edwardsburg 7-13, 2-12 LAC
Turkey license results on-line
LANSING - The Department of Natural Resources announced that the results of the 2006 spring turkey license drawing were posted on the DNR Web site beginning Wednesday.
Drawing results from the Jan. 1-Feb. 1 lottery and leftover license information will be available at www.michigan.gov/dnr.
Applicants who did not apply online will receive a notification postcard.
Beginning at 10 a.m. Eastern on March 8, unsuccessful spring turkey applicants may purchase one leftover license in person on a first-come, first-served basis from any authorized Michigan hunting license agent. After the lottery drawing was completed, more than 47,000 leftover limited-quota licenses are available.
The Natural Resources Commission and the DNR will be discussing a new option for issuing leftover spring turkey licenses that would make the spring season consistent with procedures for the fall turkey season.
Currently, only those who are in the lottery drawing are eligible to purchase a leftover license.
Jesses honored for efforts
BUCHANAN - Every year, Buchanan High School hosts the conference and regional tennis tournaments at Leeper Park in South Bend, Ind. Competitors look forward to it (and truth be told, are a bit spoiled) not only because of the excellent organization and fine facility that are provided, but because they are fed well and it is free of charge.
This generosity comes courtesy of two Buchanan parents who, for the past eight years, have supplied hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, Gatorade and water for all participants and coaches at these tournaments.
Jim and Jeannette Jesse have turned these events into a “picic at the park.” In addition to enjoying good food, coaches appreciate the fact that their kids don't have to leave the tournament site to grab a bite to eat.
The Jesses end up feeding approximately 100 people at the conference tournament and approximately 150 people at the regional. And all of it is out of their own pockets even though individuals and teams have offered to share the cost.
Their sons, Jay and Sean, each played four years of tennis for the Bucks with considerable success. Jim served as junior high tennis coach when his boys went through the program. In addition, the Jesses have donated money so that Buchanan youngsters could take lessons, attend camps and purchase equipment.
They sometimes accompanied the varsity team on some of its trips, one being its annual visit to Almont where Jim and Jeannette were so impressed with the hospitality of coach Dean Sousanis that they now send a donation every year to help his program.
In other words, Jim and Jeannette, who both practice law in Buchanan, have contributed money, food, time, transportation and an atmosphere of tennis good will in Southwest Michigan for over a decade.
Coach Bender suggests that they receive a bit in return from an association that appreciates this type of contribution.