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Boys track posts double victories


Kaden Myers in the long jump

The Red Hawk boys track and field team competed last Tuesday and Saturday. On Tuesday, April 17, they hosted Coopersville. The Hawks improved to 3-0 in the OK Blue and 7-0 overall by beating the Broncos 83.33-53.66. Wins were posted in the long jump (Aaron Dault), high jump (Nate Jones), the 3200m relay (Austin Sargent, Aaron Brooks, Alex Bray, and Connor Mora), the 800m relay team (Casey VanEss, Brandon Sipka, Ilan Cabarello, and Mathias Mair), the 400m relay team (Casey VanEss, Sean Thompson, Ilan Cabarello, and Derek Ash), 110m and 300m hurdles (Dault), and 1600m, 3200m and 800m runs (Mora).

Connor Mora in the 3200m relay

“Going into the meet, we realized that we had to have a really good day to come out of here victorious,” said Coach Jeff Myers. “It was an extremely close meet until the 800m relay. After we won that and the 400m relay, we just had to finish our events without disqualifications.”

On Saturday, April 21, the Hawks ventured north for the first time to the Warrior Invitational at Chippewa Hills High School. Thirteen boys teams competed in two divisions. After a busy and competitive day, the Hawks came out winning their division by posting 158.38 points over second place Alma, who scored 136. Other schools that competed in the Hawk’s division were Traverse City West, Big Rapids, Chesaning, Chippewa Hills and Gaylord.

Sean Thompson and Ilan Cabarello in the 400m relay

Along the way, junior Connor Mora set a new school record while winning the 1600m run. Previously set in 2006 by Landon Peacock (state champion in ’06 and University of Wisconsin), Mora’s new time is 4:16.43. Other medal winners on the day were; Brandon Sipka in the 400m dash (7th); Mora in the 800m run (1st); Aaron Brooks and Austin Sargent in the 1600m run (4th and 5th); Brooks was 3rd in the 3200m run; Aaron Dault and MavRick Cotton in the 110m high hurdles (3rd and 7th); Dault in the 300m hurdles (4th); the 400m relay of Casey VanEss, Sean Thompson, Ilan Cabarello, and Derek Ash were 6th; the 3200m relay team of Brooks, Bray, Sargent, and Mora were second; the 1600m relay team of Bray, Sargent, Mathias Mair and Kaden Myers were sixth; Derek and Rylan Ash were second and fourth in the discus and fifth and seventh in the shot put; Nate Jones was fourth in the high jump; and Dault was fourth in the long jump.

“Overall, we had a good day. All we ask of the kids is to work hard during practice to show improvement when we compete. We had almost everyone improve in their individual events, while three relay teams improved their times. Because of the number of teams and competitors in the events, it was very difficult to keep track of the score during the meet. This was a good meet for us in regards to seeing new opponents and evaluating what our strengths and weaknesses are,” stated Coach Myers.

The track and field team competed on Tuesday this week when they traveled to Forest Hills Northern in an OK Blue league meet. See next week’s Post for results.

 

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Finding the right Mother’s Day gift


With a little thought and foresight, you can get your mother a gift she’ll treasure for years. PHOTO SOURCE: (c) Getty Images

(StatePoint) No two moms are alike. Whatever her interests, finding a gift that fits mom just right shows you’ve put thought into it, rather than simply choosing something off the shelf.
This Mother’s Day, why not thank Mom for everything she does, with a gift that celebrates her one-of-a-kind personality?
“Most moms don’t pamper themselves a lot, so customizing a gift that speaks to her hobbies and personal style will feel like a real indulgence,” says Amy Myers, vice president of creative services for Things Remembered.
Here are some ideas to help you find the perfect gift:
*Mom that Needs Me Time: When Mom needs to recharge her batteries between play dates and grocery trips, she’ll appreciate a gift that helps her unwind. A gift certificate to her favorite place to relax—a spa, coffee shop or even a bookstore—can be just want she wanted. Or you can hire a cleaning service and babysitter for the day.
*Techie Mom: Maybe she has her own blog, or she’s always first in line to buy the latest tech gadget. If so, look for techie gifts with a personal touch. Nameplates are now available on everything from iPad cases to laptops. And by adding a simple engraving, like “Chief Executive Mother,” you can make the gift more meaningful.
Alternatively, you can look for portable gifts that make her life easier. For example, Things Remembered offers a USB photo keychain that lets Mom keep her loved ones—and her work—with her at all times.
*Matriarch Moms: Proud moms and grandmas love to brag about their families. Between smart phones and computers, photo sharing has never been easier. Grandmothers, however, are often left out in this digital age. Consider researching the family genealogy online and create a family tree. Or you can give a traditional gift a twist by engraving a personalized message on a picture frame or photo album. Some retailers even offer multiple birthstone jewelry as a way to cherish each child.
*On-The-Go Mom: After having kids, it seems like there are never enough hours in the day. For the mom who makes the most out of every second, opt for a practical and portable gift. Tote bags make a stylish gift and are great for pool days or shopping trips, especially when monogrammed with her initials.
Or, to help mom freshen up on the way to her next event, consider getting her a perfume atomizer and matching compact. When engraved with a special message, her one-minute makeover will remind her how beautiful and loved she is.
For more personalized gift ideas, visit www.ThingsRemembered.com.

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Girl Scout cookies hit the street


Girl Scouts across northern and western Michigan are gearing up for the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program, which kicks off January 22 and runs through April 16, 2011.
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest girl-led business in the country, generating over $750 million for girls and communities nationwide. But, the program is more than just a fundraiser; it helps girls gain the courage, confidence and character to become tomorrow’s leaders.
“Girls look forward to participating in the Girl Scout Cookie Program each year because it’s not only fun and exciting, but it’s a real world business experience,” said Taryn Myers, product sales director for Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore.
In fact, the core of the Girl Scout Cookie Program focuses on teaching girls five essential skills including goal setting, business ethics, money management, decision making, and people skills—all of which will help girls in their future, whatever they choose to do.
“It takes a lot of confidence for a girl to go up to someone and ask them to buy a box of cookies,” explained Myers. “What a great way for girls to learn people skills and build their confidence.”
This year, Girl Scouts can also track their goals online and even become part of a safe, online Cookie Club asking their friends and families to purchase cookies. And because girls are now even more Internet savvy, they can secure orders through social networks; however, Girl Scouts cannot collect money online for the purchases.
Girl Scout Cookies are $3.50 a box, and all proceeds stay within the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore council to help fund girl-led programming. A portion of the proceeds also goes directly to the girls, whether individually or in a troop, for service projects, trips or to participate in special events.
During the 2011 Girl Scout Cookie Program, Girl Scouts will continue to support the community by offering the Gift of Caring option to all consumers, where they can purchase cookies and elect to have them donated to the Gift of Caring charity.
“Gift of Caring is a great way for those individuals who may not be able to enjoy the cookies for dietary reasons or other reasons to support the girls and give back to the community,” explained Gloria Lara, chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore.  “The girls have the choice to donate the cookies back to the council-sponsored charity or they can choose a charity of their own.”
This year, the Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore is proud to partner with Michigan Blood as the official council-sponsored Gift of Caring charity.
The 2011 Girl Scout Cookie Program starts with initial pre-orders from January 22 to February 14, 2011. Girl Scouts will also be selling cookies at various Cookie Booths throughout the council’s 30 counties in northern and western Michigan. Cookie Booths will take place March 26 through April 16, 2011.
The Girl Scout Cookie varieties include Thin Mints, Samoas, Lemon Chalet Cremes, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Dulce de Leche, Thank U Berry Munch, and Tagalongs.
For more information on the Girl Scout Cookie Program including nutritional information please www.gsmists.org/product-sales/cookies.

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