Sports News in Brief



Sami Mitchell, the four-event state champion at Reed City continues to have a solid freshman season at the University of Michigan. Coming into this month at the North Florida Invitational, she was second in the 400-meter hurdles (1:02.83), fifth in the 100-meter hurdles (14.66) and 17th in the long jump (5.25m, 17-2.75).

Michell is coming off an indoor season when, at the Big Ten Championships, she finished 25th in the long jump (5.46m, 17-11) and 13th in 60-meter hurdles (8.62). At the Silverston Invitational prior to the Big Ten meet, she finished second in the long jump (5.35m, 17-6.75) and second in the 60-meter hurdles (8.74).

Logan Hammer of Evart was fourth for Ferris State with a time of 4:03.98 in the 1500 meter run earlier in April at the Hillsdale Invitational.

Joe Oehrli of Reed City was 12th for Michigan State in the 800-meter run in 1:57.75 earlier this month at the Siena Heights Invitational.

Brian Michell of Reed City is focusing on his junior outdoor season at  Olivet Nazarene University which hosted the NCCAA Indoor National Championship earlier this year.  The men’s track and field team finished second with 115 points, only second to Shorter University (Ga.) (165), as the NCCAA Indoor National runner-up. Michell  finished second in the pole vault clearing the mark of 4.95 meters in the finals, beating 16 other jumpers. 


Amanda Steig of Reed City had a hit and RBI for Grand Rapids Community College during a doubleheader Saturday against Davenport University’s junior varsity team. Steig, a sophomore, who plays catcher, infielder and first baseman for GRCC, is batting .281.

Cayman Gatt of Pine River had five hits in a doubleheader earlier this month for Davenport University’s JV team in 7-2 and 4-2 wins over Grand Rapids Community College. Gatt is a freshman. 


Devin Ruppert of Pine River had a hit and RBI for Muskegon Community College earlier this month against the Western University Club team in a 15-4 victory. Ruppert, a freshman, is batting .269 for MCC.