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volume 46 issue 1 page 3 sports

Brighton cross-country
takes Division title at
KLAA meet this fall

Spencer Crompton Every runner pulls his own weight.
Co-Editor-in-Chief The season isnt even over yet and
Im already looking forward to next
For the past couple years, BHS season. My advice to any under-
has been a powerhouse when it classmen or first year runners is to al-
comes to cross-country. As the ways trust your training, your coach,
season progresses, the boys have and the workouts you do. Its also
defeated Grand Blanc, Howell, key to hit near your mileage target
Northville, Novi, Hartland, and Ste- too, sophomore Zach Stewart said.
venson, making their season record This year the team introduced
Dogs line up on defense. Photo by Luke Buzzy 6-0. This years captains are se- 12 new freshmen to the team.

Dogs bounce back with


niors Spencer Crompton and Matt I have friends who ran cross-coun-
Knop, as well as junior Sean Foster. try in middle school. Those same
Lots of the team success friends pushed me to join the
comes from team chemistry. highschool team. I joined the

20-7 Homecoming win


We have strong bonds with each team for the social aspect of the
other. Most of us run all year round sport and I also wanted to try
on the cross country, indoor, and something new. Im already plan-
outdoor track teams. So its really ning to run cross-country again
not surprising that we have friend- next year, Jacob Lampkins said.
Ben Nuechterlein 3rd quarter with 19 seconds left and The Bulldogs defense only gives
Ever since coach Chris Elsey be-
ships outside of practice. Were a
Sports Editor held strong the rest of the game to up an impressive 16 points per
tight group being around each oth- came head coach of the team in
get the crucial W with playoff time game which is even better than last
er all the time throughout the year. 2016, the boys havent had a losing
rolling around. years squad that gave up a respect-
The Dogs came to play Friday, Whether were waking up for the season. Their 2016 record was 4-1.
A huge part to the Dogs bounce- able 20.5 points per game, and they
October 7th on the big stage and early summer practices and races, On October 10, the boys raced
back victory was the return of 63 hope to continue this impressive
earned their fourth win of the sea- or staying out late for track meets. their final tri meet against Hartland
195 pound Jr. quarterback Will defense against the no.6 ranked
son against a respectable Westland The tight bond has only made us and Stevenson at Huron Mead-
Jontz. team in Div.1 ball the Canton Chiefs.
John Glenn team 20-7. stronger and our success so far this ows. The competition was tough,
The guys were pumped to have The Bulldogs playoff picture is look-
The Rockets came out fighting ear- season and hopefully it hasnt gone but Brightons battle was easy. The
Jontz back, said Sr. offensive line- ing alright, but in order to make
ly and led the Bulldogs by a touch- unnoticed, junior Nick Barr said. boys defeated both Hartland and
man Ellis Woolatt. the playoffs, the Dogs need to win
down deep into the second quarter, Given that every race course is Stevenson and earned the divi-
Before Jontz injury he was having one of their next two games, one of
but the Dogs marched down the different and how cross-country is sion title with a 6-0 season record.
a stellar junior campaign. He put up which being against the no.6 ranked
field for a touchdown at the 3:19 a team and individual sport, cross On Thursday, October 19th, the
422 pass yards along with 4 passing Canton Chiefs.
minute mark to tie the game going country is a fairly unique sport. The boys competed at the KLAA Con-
TDs, to go along with his exception- The Chiefs are currently on a 6
into the half 7-7. After the first half teams success depends on how each ference Meet. Followed by the
al performance in the air he had 203 game win streak with an average
there was no looking back for the runner does individually. If you put Regional meet on October 27th,
yards on the ground along with 4 win margin of 33 points. The Chiefs
dogs, scoring the first touchdown of garbage training in, youll get gar- then hopefully the Michigan State
rushing TDs. only loss on the year came their first
the half at the 7:37 mark in the 3rd bage results out. You cant fall back Finals on November 4th at the
Another vital part of Brightons game of the year against a talented
quarter to make the score 14-7. on your teammates to win either. Michigan International Speedway.
homecoming win was Brighton de- Mona Shores squad 23-41.

Students and Staff set to


The 3rd quarter touchdown was
fensive coordinator Coach Szegdas
the real turning point in the game,
defense.
said senior offensive lineman Pat
We did a great job against John
Marvin.
Glenn, Sr. defensive end Will Suber

tip-off November 16th


Then not long after the dogs got
said.
some insurance with a late TD in the
Upcoming sporting
Leah Pefkaros
Events Staff Reporter
mal. There will also be a Pop-shot Although many people are very
at half-time so dont leave early so invested and take the game very se-
Girls Swim Cross Country On Thursday November 16th
then you get a chance to partici-
pate. People can pay $1 and try to
riously, some dont take it as much
and find it to be simple and easy.

MHSAA Finals MHSAA Finals at 7:00pm, the staff and students


of BHS will battle it out in basket-
make a shot from the free-throw
line. If they make it, they get to
Balls go up, balls go down,
teacher Robin Clark said.

November 17/18 November 4 ball in the BHS field house. The


game is a chance to raise money
pick a 2-liter of pop as their prize.
The past 7 years, the staff has been
Each side is bringing their a
game. Many students believe that
Michigan International
Oakland Univ. for the Juniors and Seniors Prom. undefeated, but the game will either the staff will lose tremendous-
Speedway Everyone is welcome to attend. make or break their streak. Each side ly. Some are not even breaking

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Tickets will be sold before and is getting ready and coming to win. a sweat. Comparisons have al-
during the game for $5.00 a piece. The students this year believe that ready begun on the staffs game.
Arrive early to get a good seat to they will be the new champions. If the game is scored like golf,
enjoy and indulge in the great Mr. Matousek will be get- staff would win, Richardson said.
competition. Dont worry if you ting his ankles broken for Dont forget to come out on
Robert C. Gardella, get hungry because food and bev-
erages will be sold at the conces-
sure, senior Damon Goryl said.
Each person has different views
the 16th of November to see if the
students will become the cham-

Attorney at Law sions for great, affordable prices.


The purpose of the game is to
on how the game should be
played. Senior Colin Richardson
pions and break the staffs streak
or if the staff will have another

www.gardellalawoffice.com fundraise for Prom to help give BHS


students an outstanding spring for-
believes in a certain set of rules.
Its only a foul if the ref
win to add to their winning re-
cord. Students look to have a great
calls it, Richardson said. time and raise money for Prom.

BHS varsity cheer team looking to be


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-Criminal Defense ber 6th, 7th, and 8th from 4-7 p.m. in tice will be five to six days a week more talent, Mcrobbie said. Tips
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is looking for new talent to improve
-Family Law days and sometimes Wednesdays. during the season is to not pro-
even more from last years season. I see my team more than I crastinate and to try to do as much
We are looking for strong back- do my family, Garbarz said. homework as she can at school.
spots, bases, and flexible flyers, Brighton has hosted cheer re- Some important competition
Alex Hummel, varsity captain said.
134 N. First Street, Suite 201 She also says people capable of
gionals for the past two years and dates will be Brightons Bests which
Downtown, inside The State Bank will be hosting it again this season. will happen on Saturday Janu-
throwing elite tumbling skills will Garbarz also says she is expecting ary 6th, at 12:00 p.m., the KLAA
Brighton, MI 48116 catch the coachs attention during to go as far as one of the State final- championship which will be in
tryouts. Hummel is planning for her
Phone: (810-220-4200) team to be district champs again.
ist this year. Her goal is to compete Novi on Saturday February 3rd,
and reach at least top four at states. and MHSAA regionals which will
Her goal for the team this year is I expect for the team to be dis- be at Brighton on February 24th
* EFFECTIVE * AFFORDABLE * EVENING HOURS to be regional champs and make trict champs again this year, Niamh at 12:00 p.m. Also The MHSAA
it to State finals again this year. Mcrobbie, senior team member said. state finals will be on Friday March
BHS Grad-Class of 1982-Go Dogs! The Brighton varsity team made
it to State finals for the first time
Her goal for this season is to be 2nd in Grand Rapids at 6:00 p.m.
regional champions. In order to