(Junior) Kennady Kuhlman, from our Girls’ soccer team. This Junior forward scored a hat trick in the first 12 minutes of the game and then added an assist to lead the Eagles to a victory over Saginaw Heritage.
Audrey Regan was team captain as a Senior this year on the Girls Varsity Swim & Dive Team. She earned the MISCA Academic All State award along with many wonderful accolades in her 4 years on the swim team (4 year letter winner, KLAA scholar athlete, All county, team’s highest GPA). So when she was approached about rowing in college…
Audrey’s mother Angie Regan says, “We always imagined she would choose to continue swimming in college”. Audrey, a freestyle sprinter, is also a 4 time state qualifier. But in an extraordinary turn of events Audrey was offered athletic scholarships at Michigan State University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Notre Dame for ROWING!!
According to the rowing coaches, between Audrey’s stature (she’s about 6.0′ tall), academics, and her swim training, she was the perfect candidate to row. This is only the 2nd time in Notre Dame’s history that a non-rower (no previous rowing experience) has been offered scholarship money.
Audrey shared, “All three schools are amazing, but I attended a swim camp at Notre Dame when I was just twelve and have dreamed of attending college there ever since”.
Audrey has committed to Notre Dame this week and will continue her academic and athletic career as one of the Fighting Irish.
Congrats to Coach Cheney on his selection to the High School Sports Scene Dream Team Coach of the Year & The MIchigan Grappler, East-Dream Team Coach of the Year.
Congrats to Kyle Kantola, Reece Hughes, Sage Castillo & Brandon Krol -Dream Team Honorable Mention for High School Sports Scene! #earned
A Direct Link to the On-Line version of the High School Sports Scene and a great article about Hartland Wrestling, along with a highlight of State Champ Reece Hughes is available HERE
Photos from the MHSAA Team and Individual State Finals can be found HERE
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The Hartland wrestling team had another memorable team experience on Thursday.
It goes without saying that it couldn’t have been as thrilling as winning the state team title for the first time in February.
But a trip to the state legislature is high on the list for coach Todd Cheney.
He was part of a delegation that included assistant coaches and team managers who made the trip to Lansing.
“About three weeks ago, I got an email from an aide to (state representative Henry) Vaupel, who wanted to have us come out and be introduced in front of the House of Representatives,” Cheney said.
“He took us to the house chambers and we took a picture,” Cheney said. “We got a tour from a guy who showed us the Senate chamber, the old supreme court room and the old governor’s office.
“It was an educational experience too,” he added. “We talked with our guide about what reaches the floor and how (the process works).”
Sen. Joe Hune also met with the team, which later had lunch at the capitol before going home.
“It was a really neat experience for the kids,” Cheney said. “Pretty cool being in that environment. To be honored in the House was kind of neat.”
Next up for the champs: A ceremony at halftime of the Brighton-Hartland boys lacrosse game on May 4 at the Hartland football field.
“The boys will get their rings there,” Cheney said. “That will be really cool.”
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To reports of the KLAA’s imminent demise, several athletic directors said Thursday night: Not so fast.
The Detroit Free Press reported Friday that 10 schools, including Pinckney will be leaving the league after the 2016-17 school year.
“Nothing’s in stone yet,” Pinckney athletic director Brian Wardlow said Thursday night. “We’re doing our best to try and make it work. We’re looking forward to competing in the KLAA next year, and after that it’s still up in the air.”
The schools reportedly leaving include the three Walled Lake high schools and two each in the South Lyon, Waterford and Huron Valley school districts.
Among the issues cited are disparities in attendance, from Grand Blanc with more than 2,700 students to South Lyon East, which has less than 1,000; and some of the distances between high schools, especially Grand Blanc, which is 24 miles from Waterford Kettering and 25 miles from Hartland and Waterford Mott, the closest schools.
Howell athletic director Dan Hutcheson says league members have been working hard to resolve some of the differences.
“It’s always a tough task to get two people to agree, let alone 24 schools,” he said. “We’ve been working diligently and put out a great effort, but you never know how it’s going to shake out.”
The league was created in 2008 through a merger of the Kensington Valley Conference and the Western Lakes Activities Association, along with the addition of the Waterford schools from the Oakland Activities Association.
According to league bylaws, schools who want to withdraw must do so a year in advance.
“It certainly appears there may be some schools leaving,” Brighton athletic director John Thompson said, “but we haven’t officially received notice from any school at this juncture. The landscape could change.”
KLAA member schools have been working to iron out differences for more than a year, Thompson said.
“We’re looking for ways to have a positive situation for all 24 member schools,” he added. “The reality is, like anything else, I’m not sure you can make everyone happy. … Everyone has their own situation. Every school district is different.”
“It’s one of those situations where you have to have a domino fall to know what the next steps are,” Hutcheson said. “We’ll meet as a group, look at the plans and see how we function as a group,. Hopefully all 24 schools stay as this gets sorted out. But this is a work in progress.”