Saturday, March 2, 2013

Proud of our Bulldog athletes and coaches

As the Winter sports season comes to a close, several teams, athletes and coaches have excelled on the court, pool, ice, mat and bowling lanes.

Here is a short recap:

Our Boys Bowling team won the SEC White Division. Jesse Stebelton and Zack Stephenson were also D2 state qualifiers. Coach Greenleaf has done a great job at growing the bowling program over the past two years.

Our Bulldog Wrestlers won the SEC White and three students made it to the state tournament at the Palace: Steven Bleise, Michael Hovater and Avery Osentoski. Steven will wrestle today for a state championship in the 135 pound weight class. Coach Kerry Kargel has been a staple of Chelsea wrestling and our kids have benefited from his leadership this season.

The Boys Swimming team had one of their best seasons ever which saw two long-standing pool records fall. Congratulations to David Alday, Nick Deppner, Sam Almhiemid and Nick Burris for breaking the 200m relay record as well as David Alday who also broke the 200 IM record. Coach Jolly has done a tremendous job at guiding his team this year. We look forward to the team's performance at the state meet on Mach 8.

Last night, the Girls Varsity Basketball team won another district title over Lumen Christi. A job well done by Coach Blomquist and the girls. They will play this Tuesday night against Jackson Northwest at Parma Western.

Coach Wright and the Boys Varsity Hockey team continued their winning tradition by claiming another SEC White championship. They will attempt to secure a second consecutive Regional title tonight against Allen Park at Allen Park.

We are also very proud and thankful for our community and parental support. Without your behind the scenes efforts (i.e. cooking team meals, running the concession stand at events, driving our kids to early morning practices) we certainly would not have had the level of success that we have collectively achieved this year.

For all of the reasons above and many many more, I am proud to call myself a Bulldog!

Mike Kapolka