2015-01-08 / Sports

In 2014, Local Teams Had Outstanding Seasons

By David Latva


Above: Cedarville Trojans football coaching staff (from left), Bill Kohlmann, Brad Causley, Kevin Hill, Scott Barr, and Dennis Polk. Above: Cedarville Trojans football coaching staff (from left), Bill Kohlmann, Brad Causley, Kevin Hill, Scott Barr, and Dennis Polk. 2014 Sports Review

Athletes and teams in The St. Ignace News coverage area had outstanding seasons in bowling, wrestling, girls and boys basketball, golf, girls and boys track, football, and volleyball. LaSalle High hosted the Upper Peninsula Sports Hall of Fame girls and boys high school all-star game for the third consecutive year and the seventh annual hall of fame induction.

Bowling: St. Ignace senior Sharman Colegrove qualified for the bowling state finals in 2014.

Wrestling: Saints senior James Cryderman earned a spot in the state wrestling championships.

Girls Basketball: St. Ignace (24-3) overall won their 11th straight Straits Area Conference and district title. They also made their 10th final four appearance before placing runner-up in Class C. The Saints will return to Class D play in 2015.


Above: Kerri Chartrand of Brimley during the Upper Peninsula track finals. Above: Kerri Chartrand of Brimley during the Upper Peninsula track finals. Engadine and Brimley won district crowns before falling in the regionals.

Boys Basketball: Cedarville, St. Ignace, and Rudyard won district championships. The Trojans won their ninth regional title before falling in the state semifinals.

Track and Field: St. Ignace won the Division 2 Upper Peninsula crown, and Brimley won the Division 3 title.

Golf: Margo Brown of the Saints won her second Upper Peninsula state championship.

Volleyball: The Pickford Panthers recorded a perfect regular season. They won the district championships along with the Engadine Eagles. Both teams suffered setbacks during the regional championship series.


At left: Margo Brown of St. Ignace and coach Claudette Brown after the U.P. golf championship. At left: Margo Brown of St. Ignace and coach Claudette Brown after the U.P. golf championship. Mackinac Island hosted the volleyball district competition, which was the school’s first time hosting a Michigan High School Athletic Association tournament.

Football: The Cedarville Trojans had their best football season in school history and qualified for the 8-player state championship before falling in the state finals.

The St. Ignace Saints won the Ski Valley Conference and qualified for the Division 8 playoffs, but were defeated in the second round.

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