Posted on 29 October 2012.
The Lady Redhawks of Westwood Middle School have proven themselves to be one of the toughest volleyball teams in the city. Saturday they defeated the Cougars of CA Frost in the finals to win the middle school tournament two years in a row! The 8th grade team went completely undefeated in match play during the regular season and only dropped one set at the tournament. This is a program that has spent a lot of dedication and time in the gym to make themselves successful. The Lady Redhawks are coached last year and this year by Mrs. Duwanikia Hill.
Burton defeated Riverside in the finals of the silver bracket division to take home the silver trophy.
Congratulations to all teams who participated on a great season. Special thank you and shout out to all the parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other friends and family who supported their student-athlete this fall!
Lady Redhawks win 1st place in the Gold Bracket two years in a row!
Winners of the Silver Bracket are the Burton Lions
Posted in Middle Schools
Posted on 26 October 2012.
Next Monday and Tuesday will wrap up the last two days of 7/8er football at Houseman Field. Join us on Monday 10/29 at 5:30pm for team West vs. South and Tuesday, 10/30 at 5pm for Burton vs. North and 7pm for Westwood vs. Alger.
Don’t miss the SOCCER action – 10/30 at 4:30pm come cheer on the Harrison Wildcats and the Burton Lions as they face off in a competitive boys soccer tournament finals! Game will be played at Alger Middle School.
Best of luck to all teams!!!
Posted in General, Middle Schools
Posted on 24 September 2012.
For the fourth year in a row, GRPS female middle school students were invited to celebrate National Girls in Sports Day at Grand Valley State University. This year’s event was well attended by female GRPS student-athletes, coaches, parents and athletic directors. GRPS students participated in a variety of sport clinics including basketball, tennis, volleyball, ultimate frisbee, lacrosse, track and field, and competitive cheer and dance.
After participation in a combination of three different sports clinics, athletes attended an NCAA II women’s volleyball game between the Lakers and Walsh College. Students were also provided a pizza dinner and an autograph session with the coaches and players.
This event is not only a great opportunity for students, but coaches and parents as well. Three workshops were held to provide coaches and parents useful information as it relates to the health, mental state and physical conditioning of their female student athletes. Attendees truly appreciate these informational sessions put on by GVSU faculty and staff as they raise awareness to issues and topics that coaches don’t always think about.
A special thank you is sent out to the GVSU Athletics Department, Women’s Center and Movement Science Department for putting on this awesome event. GRPS is honored to be included and is already looking forward to next year!
- Coach Carter taking notes
View of the GVSU Volleyball match
Getting ready for some tennis instruction
Posted on 18 June 2012.
Currently 75 GRPS middle school student-athletes are attending SpringHill Camp in Evart, MI. The camp has many different activities that are providing educational and exciting opportunities for our student-athletes! The students were hand selected to attend the camp by their athletic directors. Athletic directors chose student-athletes that demonstrated high levels of leadership, responsibility and hard work ethics. They earned the right to be at camp and we hope they are having a BLAST!
The pictures below are being sent daily this week from our chaperones at camp. Check them out!
- Don’t look down!
They survived the CRUD!
Campers participate in what is known as CRUD WARS! Mud, horse feed, flour, water, and lots of other CRUD all stuffed into water balloons and thrown everywhere!Swimming like fishies!
- Mentally preparing for the ropes course
Meet WLS (Willis)
On their way with tubes to WLS (pronounced Willis)
So high up on the rock wall
Enjoying some yummy lunch after a crazy face paint!
Enjoying the indoor pool area while its rainy inside!