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Frost Back to Back Program Visits

 

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The Jackson Public Schools’ Frost Elementary French Back to Back program visited JTV today.  12 students from Lille, France along with their Frost hosts toured JTV and shared their experiences of their 2 week visit to Jackson.  Frost teacher Donna Thomas along with Frost student Alexandra Arndt were joined on the set by EJM-Lille teacher Jean-Charles Collard and his student Alix Descamps.  Twelve Frost 5th graders will be traveling to Lille in May.  Other guests:  State Representative Earl Poleski, Steve Tucker, Executive Director, Michigan Theatre;  Video highlights of the Grass Lake Spring Business Expo;  Northwest Red Crushers Wrestling Club coach Aaron Beach with athletes Bode Brown, Trent Holden and Bryce Graham;  Kaydee Fish, Jackson YMCA.

Jackson Hosting State Jazz Festival

Joel Shaner, Noah Spence and Brett Trombley with Bart

Joel Shaner, Noah Spencer and Brett Trombley with Bart

Jackson High School will be hosting the State Jazz Festival, Wednesday, March 25 in the Jackson High School Auditorium.  Joel Shaner, Director of Instrumental Music, along with student musicians Noah Spencer and Brett Trombley will be participating with the JHS Jazz Band performing at 6:30pm.  The festival begins at 2:30pm and all are welcome.  WKAR is profiling the Jackson band for an upcoming episode of “Forte”.  Other guests:  Summit Township Supervisor Jim Dunn;  Laura Schlecte, city council representative;  Park Supervisor Jim O’Brien, Hayes State Park;  Dave DeBaker, entertainment previews.

Susan B. Anthony Award Winners

Nancy Miller and Angela Machnik

Nancy Miller and Angela Machnik

The Jackson Women’s History Council has selected Angela Machnik and Nancy Miller as this year’s recipients of the 2015 Susan B. Anthony Award.  For their leadership on women’s equality issues, the two were honored at a dinner program last month along with the presentation of essay contest winners from area schools.  Other guests:  Builderwalk with General Materials;  Rock Mangus and David Schwartz, Mission of Hope Cancer Fund;  Alicia Barry, Director of Development, Food Bank of South Central Michigan;  “Gears, Beards & Beers” with Lyman Robertson, Cindy Pape and Coley Kennedy;  Gabby Whitaker, Yanet Morales and Devon Payne, Jackson Area Career Center’s Hair and Fashion Show winners;  Ethan Smith, Napoleon High School’s Jeremiah’s Gift Dinner.

Reading Month, Kindergarten Round-up at Townsend Elementary

Vandy the Jayhawk, Colleen Stapley and Aaron Bush with Bart

Vandy the Jayhawk, Colleen Stapley and Aaron Bush with Bart

Vandercook Lake Schools’ Townsend Elementary is featuring Vandy the Jayhawk and other guests for reading month activities at the school.  Families interested in the kindergarten program  will have an opportunity for tours and a round-up in April.  Principal Aaron Bush and teacher Colleen Stapley will be hosting Michigan author Monica Harris next week.  Other guests:  Nat Parker, JSO guest conductor;  Doug Shumard, Good Shepherd Catholic Radio;  Ron Douglass, Jackson Community Concert Band;Kylie Thomson, The Hunt Club (Friday fundraiser for family battling cancer);  Sue Lovell, Pet of the Week, Cascades Humane Society.

Derek Dobies Announces Re-election Campaign

Derek Dobies with Bart

Derek Dobies with Bart

Jackson city councilman and vice mayor Derek Dobies announced his intention to run for reelection as 6th ward council representative.  In a second term, he plans to continue work on road improvements, leaf pickup returning, installation of the Consumers Energy mural and progress on downtown development.  Other guests:  Scott Robbins, Jackson County Parks Director;  Athena McConnell and Linda Donihue, Michigan Theatre;  Northwest High School students Domanic Lykins, Olivia White and Jaison Balluff, “Beauty and the Beast”;  Steve Trosin, JSO Affinity Series;  Big Brothers Big Sisters “Match of the Month” with Art Turner and Gabe.

Jackson Auctioneer Named State President

Tim Bos with Bart

Tim Bos with Bart

Jackson auctioneer Tim Bos has been elected president of the Michigan Auctioneers Association.  Tim is a long time Jackson auctioneer and antique expert who is well known for donating his services at area charity auctions.  Tim will be the auctioneer at this week’s Jackson High School Ambassador Dinner and Auction.  Other guests:  Bob Hoffman, Public Relations Director, Wharton Center;  Nicole Gilbert, Jackson District Library Napoleon Branch manager; Al LeCrone, National Kidney Foundation Beer and Wine Tasting Fundraiser (Uncorked, March 27, Grand River Brewery);  Russ Jennings, Ashley Rogers and Shaun Kelley, McThirsty’s.

Sports

Northwest’s Lexie Khon named JTV Sports Player of the Year

IMG_4588By Mike Moore, JTV Sports

Jackson – Ryan Carroll called her the “complete player.” And moments later he said how much better she can still be.

That, in itself, is a great proposition for Carroll and his Jackson Northwest girls basketball team.

It’s also a frightening reality for any player or team that has to face Lexie Khon in the future.

The Northwest junior tore up the hardwood this winter, establishing herself as one of the top players in the area, and for JTV, the female Player of the Year in 2015.

“She’s very versatile as a player,” said Carroll, the Northwest coach who was hardly surprised by JTV’s naming of Khon as Player of the Year. “She can play any position on the floor. I think she’s undersized as a post player, but can play with anybody down there she needs to. Then, she can step out and beat you from the perimeter, or beat you off the dribble. And she can defend any position on the floor.”

In other words, the complete player.

“She does a lot of things for us you don’t typically see a player doing,” Carroll added.

Just a junior, Khon established herself in a new way this year.

After operating on the low post her first two seasons on varsity, she shifted her spots all over the court, and in doing so, her numbers took off.

Khon averaged 15.8 points per game, pulled down 9.4 rebounds and blocked 3.4 shots.

She shot 53 percent from the field, and, just for good measure, hit 83 percent of her free throws.

She was the main weapon on a Mounties team that went 19-5 this year and reached the regional semifinals before falling to Chelsea High 45-44.

“The key with her, as a freshman and sophomore, she was her post player, with her back to the basket, because that’s what we needed,” Carroll said. “This year, she wanted to start branching out and getting out and attacking. She wanted to do some things that would attract college coaches. And she did a great job. She allowed us to do so many things with our offense.”

Khon, who was named honorable mention All-State in Class B by the Associated Press, deflected the attention in another direction.

“I think it had a lot to do with this team and these coaches,” she said simply of her year. “I would have never been able to do what I did without them around me. … To me, I go out and play basketball. Whatever happens, happens.”

As for changing from a post player to an all-over-the-floor threat?

“I felt like I had to take on a more aggressive role for the team,” Khon said. “I had to be more of a player, and coach put me in a position to do that.”

Still, as dominant as Khon was, Carroll laughed when asked about her ceiling as a player.

“I think she can get a lot better,” the Mounties’ coach boasted. “I think she scratched the surface on her potential. We’re still trying to figure out how to utilize everything she offers. We’re still trying to figure out how to use everything she can do for us.”

Khon agreed, saying she still has a lot of work to do before her senior year and her ultimate goal of playing basketball at the collegiate level.

As for nabbing the JTV Player of the Year nod?

“It’s awesome,” she quipped. “But I play the game because I love it. To be recognized  like this is an honor.”

‘The complete player’

Khon showed her potential in girls basketball, takes home JTV Player of the Year

By Mike Moore

JTV Sports Writer

IMG_4588Jackson – Ryan Carroll called her the “complete player.” And moments later he said how much better she can still be.

That, in itself, is a great proposition for Carroll and his Jackson Northwest girls basketball team.

It’s also a frightening reality for any player or team that has to face Lexie Kohn in the future.

The Northwest junior tore up the hardwood this winter, establishing herself as one of the top players in the area, and for JTV, the female Player of the Year in 2015.

“She’s very versatile as a player,” said Carroll, the Northwest coach who was hardly surprised by JTV’s naming of Kohn as Player of the Year. “She can play any position on the floor. I think she’s undersized as a post player, but can play with anybody down there she needs to. Then, she can step out and beat you from the perimeter, or beat you off the dribble. And she can defend any position on the floor.”

In other words, the complete player.

“She does a lot of things for us you don’t typically see a player doing,” Carroll added.

Just a junior, Kohn established herself in a new way this year.

After operating on the low post her first two seasons on varsity, she shifted her spots all over the court, and in doing so, her numbers took off.

Kohn averaged 15.8 points per game, pulled down 9.4 rebounds and blocked 3.4 shots.

She shot 53 percent from the field, and, just for good measure, hit 83 percent of her free throws.

She was the main weapon on a Mounties team that went 19-5 this year and reached the regional semifinals before falling to Chelsea High 45-44.

“The key with her, as a freshman and sophomore, she was her post player, with her back to the basket, because that’s what we needed,” Carroll said. “This year, she wanted to start branching out and getting out and attacking. She wanted to do some things that would attract college coaches. And she did a great job. She allowed us to do so many things with our offense.”

Kohn, who was named honorable mention All-State in Class B by the Associated Press, deflected the attention in another direction.

“I think it had a lot to do with this team and these coaches,” she said simply of her year. “I would have never been able to do what I did without them around me. … To me, I go out and play basketball. Whatever happens, happens.”

As for changing from a post player to an all-over-the-floor threat?

“I felt like I had to take on a more aggressive role for the team,” Kohn said. “I had to be more of a player, and coach put me in a position to do that.”

Still, as dominant as Kohn was, Carroll laughed when asked about her ceiling as a player.

“I think she can get a lot better,” the Mounties’ coach boasted. “I think she scratched the surface on her potential. We’re still trying to figure out how to utilize everything she offers. We’re still trying to figure out how to use everything she can do for us.”

Kohn agreed, saying she still has a lot of work to do before her senior year and her ultimate goal of playing basketball at the collegiate level.

As for nabbing the JTV Player of the Year nod?

“It’s awesome,” she quipped. “But I play the game because I love it. To be recognized to like this is an honor.”

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Breslin Bound

RKP_2504Hanover hangs on to beat Monroe St. Mary in Ann Arbor; punches ticket to East Lansing

By Mike Moore

JTV Sports

ANN ARBOR – In terms of nail-biting and hair-pulling finishes, this could get no worse, or maybe, no better, depending on how the final two seconds would play out.

A substantial lead and all-but-certain victory had withered away to a two-point advantage and defeat starring Chad Mortimer in the eyes.

Two free throws.

Two seconds.

Two misses.

And with that, the Hanover-Horton boys basketball coach leapt in the air with fists pumping, his team’s landing spot now certain.

Comets launched, Breslin bound.

“It feels really good. I’m so excited for these guys to experience this,” Mortimer said after his team hung on to beat Monroe St. Mary’s Catholic Central 50-48 in Tuesday night’s Class C quarterfinal from Ann Arbor Huron. “To make a run through the tournament and actually go to the Breslin Center and keep the season going, they’re excited. It’s unreal.”

Huron’s gym was packed from the start, with overflow fans turned away at the door once the attendance limit was reached.

But Hanover has made a habit of playing in electric environments, and seemed the more composed team when things tipped off.

After St. Mary’s went up 2-0, Hanover took over the first quarter, holding a team averaging 66 points in the playoffs to just three field goals.

The Comets’ 10-6 lead after one, became 21-17 by halftime, and the key was sharp shooting.

Brock Spink scored 11 first-half points, nine from behind the 3-point line.  He was guarded more tightly in the second half, scoring just six points, but other guys were there to pick up the slack.

Hanover’s lead grew to 35-29 entering the fourth, and the Comets led by as many as 10 at one point, but St. Mary’s was far from finished.  Stephen Umfress had just six points in the first half, but came to life in the second, scoring 14 points while almost singlehandedly bringing the Falcons back.

Hanover was haunted by two turnovers late in the contest, and after St. Mary’s had cut the gap to 50-48, the Falcons sent Bradley Shinevarre to the free-throw line with a chance to tie the game with two seconds remaining.

Two misses.

Breslin bound.

“What won this game was our defense and how hard we played,” Mortimer said of his defensive group, which held St. Mary’s to a playoff low in terms of points scored.

“Big as they get. This was as big as they get,” said Spink, who finished the night with 17 points. “You can’t beat it.”

As for his shooting, which included four 3-pointers?

“I felt good. I knew if warm ups I’d make some shots if I could get them off,” Spink added. “It’s easy to get focused in this big of a game; all of it building up to this. I’m just glad on this day, I felt as good as I did. It helped.”

Stefan Young hit three 3-pointers and finished with 13 points for the Comets, while Preston Laketa scored all 10 of his points in the second half.

Hanover, now 24-1 and riding a 21-game win streak, faces Flint Beecher (24-1) in Thursday’s state semifinal at 2:50 p.m. at the Breslin Center.  The other semifinal has Boyne City (21-5) and Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian (20-5) facing off for a spot in Saturday’s4:30 p.m. final.

“(Beecher) is, year in and year out, one of, if not the best team in Class C, every year,” Mortimer said. “They are well-coached. They press. They trap. They’re quick. They can shoot. They have bigs. They have everything you need. We’re going to play our game and prepare for that kind of stuff, take care of the ball and be strong.”

It’s a familiar recipe for the Comets, one that’s paved the way through this playoff journey, from their home court, to Adrian Madison, to Ann Arbor and onto East Lansing.

One final stop, two wins away.

Hanover-Horton Schedule/Results

 

hhhh2Hanover-Horton season results

Tecumseh W 58-51
Concord W 60-55
Grass Lake W 82-30
Lumen Christi (at SAU) L 46-60
AT Homer W 70-52
AT Napoleon W 75-41
Vandercook Lake W 57-46
AT Lansing Eastern W 56-51
East Jackson W 79-31
Manchester W 88-47
Michigan Center W 61-47
AT Addison W 57-35
AT Grass Lake W 65-19
Napoleon W 62-41
AT Vandercook Lake W 52-45
AT East Jackson W 82-40
AT Manchester W 76-37
AT Dundee W 64-55
AT Michigan Center W 61-54
Addison W 58-45
Lumen Christi (District Semi) W 63-61
Vandercook Lake (District Final) W 54-47
Hillsdale (Regional Semi at Adrian Madison) W 58-48
Addison (Regional Final at Adrian Madison) W 52-42

Weekend Broadcast Schedule

addhh1Saturday 1pm and 7pm, Sunday 3pm – HANOVER-HORTON VS. HILLSDALE (Regional Semi)

Saturday 3pm and 9pm, Sunday 9pm – HANOVER-HORTON VS. ADDISON (Regional Final)

Sunday 1pm and 7pm – LUMEN CHRISTI AT HANOVER-HORTON (District Semi)

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Variety on Classic JTV

The Classic JTV for this week is a Variety, featuring:
Veach’s Office Bar, Father Jim Shaver Interview, Wedding Consultant at Karmay’s Flowers, and American Girl collectors.
Airdate: 3-12-10


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