Sports Brief


Price takes fifth

BIG RAPIDS — Reed City native Hanna Price places in the hurdles as the Ferris State University men’s and women’s track and field squads officially opened the 2017 outdoor campaign by taking part in the Michigan State Spartan Invitational last weekend in East Lansing.

Price, a standout freshman from Reed City, came in fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (16.35).

The field included athletes from a number of schools such as Michigan State, Siena Heights, Adrian, Olivet and other institutions along with unattached athletes with competition taking place at Ralph Young Track.

Ferris State will host its annual Bulldog Invitational this Saturday, April 8, at FSU’s Top Taggart Field in Big Rapids. The meet serves as the squad’s lone home competition of the season.

FSU cheer clinic set for Saturday

BIG RAPIDS — The Ferris State cheer team will have a cheer clinic 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, with an additional tryout session on 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday in the multipurpose room at the Ewigleben Sports Complex.

The Ferris State cheer team is currently a Ferris State Athletics game day sideline squad, as well as a competitive team. Cheer team members cheer at all home Ferris State football as well as men’s and women’s basketball games.

This year’s team plans to compete at Canam Nationals In Myrtle Beach, S.C.

All participants must sign a waiver to participate, and those under the age of 18 must have it signed by a parent or guardian as well.

The expected dress code for all participants are black shorts and a plain white tank top and arrive game day ready with hair and make up done.

Cost of the clinic is $10 with a $15 tryout fee due prior to participation. Checks can be made out to Ferris State Cheer or cash will also be accepted as payment.

Female cheer requirements: standing back handspring, toe touch back handspring; double toe touch; running pass with multiple skills; single/double twist from lib or heel stretch (other positions must be able to back and base these); Flyer flexibility; be able to stunt in multiple positions; be ready to learn and perform a short chant AND dance; standing back tuck (preferred); male cheer requirements: toe touch; be ready to learn and perform a short chant; standing back hand spring or tuck (preferred); stunting and coed experience (preferred).

For more information, contact coach Danielle Lee via email at If you need special accommodations, please contact this email no less than 72 hours in advance.