Prep Athletes of the Week

Prep Athletes of the Week


Prep Athletes of the Week


David Downey

St. Philip boys’ track and field

Downey had an impressive showing at the Southern Central Athletic Association Meet, followed by another strong effort at the Division 4 regional at Gobles. The sophomore earned SCAA championships in the 100 dash (11.69), the long jump (19-7) and the 400 relay (47.23). He then won a regional championship in the long jump (20-4.5) and qualified for state in the 400 relay (46.97).

Maggie Harma

Gull Lake girls’ soccer

Harma’s skills in net helped Gull Lake win the Division 2 state championship in 2013, and the senior goalkeeper now has the Blue Devils rolling and ranked No. 2 in Michigan. Harma made five saves to earn a shutout win over Portage Northern in the second round of the Big 16 Gold Tournament. On the year, the Blue Devils (16-1-1), have only been scored on six times, with three coming in their lone loss to Division 1 fifth-ranked Rochester Adams.

Team of the Week

Lakeview girls’ tennis

The Spartans, ranked No. 7 in Division 2, captured their first regional championship since 2008. Winning flights for Lakeview were No. 1 doubles tandem of Alisha Horan and Maddy Drikakis; the No. 3 doubles team of Maddie Schimpf and Ami Kato; and the No. 4 doubles team of Ellie Denison and Michelle Zhang.

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