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Sports Essay – Addie Somers (18)

April 14, 2020

Hi, my name is Addie Somers and I am/was a cross country and track runner for SJ high school. My story starts all the way back to 9th grade. My first year I was extremely successful in XC, was second on the team, made it to states with the team. Right after my season ended…

Overcoming Obstacles

April 12, 2020

Overcoming Obstacles By Alyssa Lennemann (Photo Credit GAR Photography, Frazzini Photography) It was a rainy March day. Tryouts were happening all week and day by day I worked harder to prove myself. Soccer was my only sport, and making the team meant everything. The last day of tryouts had arrived. Coach began calling each girl’s…

Captain Comeback

March 8, 2020

(Photo Credit: AlexisFoto, Payten Beebee was ready for her Senior year season.  She had worked hard all summer to get into the best shape of her life.  This was the second year with their new head coach, a coach that had led them to the district playoffs the year before.  Her teammates had all…

Krissy Howard – The Next Chapter

February 13, 2020

Krissy Howard 6th Grade Student – SJMS Krissy Howard started training at Twistar’s for gymnastics when she was only five years old.    Her mother had done gymnastics and Krissy say’s “she was pretty good”.  Her mother Talia describes Krissy as “someone who was doing splits and flipping everywhere and started doing harder tricks and…

Player Profile – Callie Berkhousen

February 6, 2020

Callie Berkhousen Straight A Student at St. Johns Middle School (7th Grade) Red Cedar Basketball League (SJYAA) 3rd – 7th Grade Redwings Middle School 7th Grade A team Michigan’s Finest (AAU) basketball team Middle School Cross Country team What got you started in sports? “My parents, my dad, his whole family are very sporty.  My…

Sports Make Me Feel Like a Redwing

January 25, 2020

Aldan Ott was born in Ethiopia, little did he know that his family was waiting for him over eight thousand miles away.  The Ott’s had always felt there was a piece missing from their family. After lots of paperwork and two trips to Ethiopia his family was able to bring him home.  He has been…

Mr. Golf calls St. Johns Home

January 19, 2020

The MSU Opportunity – “Everything I Ever Wanted in a School” Zach Rosendale started golfing at ten years old.  He committed to play golf for Michigan State University by the time he was fourteen.  Talent, hard work and dedication to the sport he loved earned him an opportunity most of us don’t have the chance…

SJ Youth Wrestler Sets Big Goals

January 9, 2020

SJ Youth Wrestler Sets Big Goals By Chris Hallead The bigger someone’s goals are, the less I tend to doubt them….. this young man leaves no doubts at all.  I met up with Donovan Quinn at 8:30 last night at Simmons Academy of Wrestling.  He was finishing up practice as he prepares to head…

A Historic First in SJ Golf

November 29, 2019

Tuesday Lewis’s golf career began in the eighth grade.  Her father, a former St. Johns Redwing Golfer, had always hoped she would take up the game, but it wasn’t until sign-ups were offered in eighth grade lunch that she decided to give it a try.  She says she wasn’t good at first, but they kept…