Lady Rams lacrosse moves to 4-1

Monday evening, March 30, the Lady Rams dropped a tough game to Okemos, 13-7. The Rams started strong, scoring the first goal and holding an early 2-1 lead. The girls went back and forth with the Chieftains for most of the first half. Okemos went on a run late in the first half and the Rams could not answer.

Andi Raymond, Meagan Emery and Abbey Neerken led the Rams with outstanding play at both ends of the field. It was a tough loss for the Lady Rams, who had three starters out with illness or injury.

On Wednesday, April 1, the Rockford girls rebounded against Mattawan, scoring early and often to take a commanding 10-1 lead at the half. The Lady Rams never looked back, earning a 15-7 victory. The Rockford girls kept their composure through an onslaught of rough play from Mattawan, where several yellow cards and one red card were assessed against the Mattawan team.

Once again, Raymond led all scorers with five goals and seven assists. Emery added five goals, Michon Moline three, and Neerken two. Goalie Gabby Twiest was especially strong in goal, recording nine saves while playing a behind a defense decimated by injury and illness. Taylor Balch, who moved from attack to defense during the game, and Alyssa Neumen were instrumental in helping defend against Mattawan and their relentless attack.

The Lady Rams have a non-league contest at home on April 15 versus Waverly and then move into their conference opener at East Grand Rapids on Friday, April 17.

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Razorbacks win first roller hockey match of season

Cedar Rock SportsPlex of Cedar Springs announces the 14-and-under Bantam Tournament Champions. The 2008-09 roller hockey season commenced on Saturday, March 28, after two weeks of tournament play with the Bantam team of the Razorbacks emerging as champs after an exciting 4-3 victory over Digi Fab, the season champions. The Razorback team consists of (front, l–r) Nate Ring, Mason Palethorpe, Adam Boersma, Grant Goodfellow, Jackson Mason; (back) Coach Dennis Mora, Justin Mueser, Zach Spencer, Colton Mora, Tyler Hager, Ashley Kelly, and Coach Scott Ring.

Cedar Rock SportsPlex of Cedar Springs announces the 14-and-under Bantam Tournament Champions. The 2008-09 roller hockey season commenced on Saturday, March 28, after two weeks of tournament play with the Bantam team of the Razorbacks emerging as champs after an exciting 4-3 victory over Digi Fab, the season champions. The Razorback team consists of (front, l–r) Nate Ring, Mason Palethorpe, Adam Boersma, Grant Goodfellow, Jackson Mason; (back) Coach Dennis Mora, Justin Mueser, Zach Spencer, Colton Mora, Tyler Hager, Ashley Kelly, and Coach Scott Ring.


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Secrets of a Sunken Cannon Revisited

by RICH GELDHOF

Rich Geldhof

Rich Geldhof

The awesome secret answers are part of Bob’s legacy that I preserved near the end of this chapter.

Our biggest secret was that we did extensive ley line electromagnetic field investigations from 1-10 miles distant of Cannonsburg, but shrunk it to within a two-mile radius of Cannonsburg.  We felt it was improbable for five men to haul the killer cannon on a rickety carriage out of town, depart, hide or bury it and return to Cannonsburg within one hour.  Remember it “squeaked” when being moved.

We also thought “Why would they just haul it out of town and hide the cannon? This cannon killed their friend and they were so grief stricken why wouldn’t they destroy it? Wouldn’t it be logical that someone would find a hidden cannon or smashed cannon? Would they bury it before or after the funeral?  Wouldn’t you think that someone could easily find where it was buried by the disturbed soil? These were valid questions we tried to answer as we consumed buckets of popcorn in Alan Janose’s basement. When we met at Honey Creek Inn to discuss our search, quite often the loud chatter in the restaurant would lessen as if all the other ears were straining to hear what we were discussing.

The cannon could have been hidden from view or moved to another distant spot after the funeral. It could have been buried upon the property of the founding fathers that accepted the honorable cannon from LeGrand Cannon. Bob always concentrated his search within one-half mile of Cannonsburg due to departure and arrival of the five men back in 1885. He miscalculated time and distance traveled, too,  hence the first big dig.

Over the last two years I’ve asked numerous residents in Cannonsburg and Cannon Township, “Where could those five men have gone to dispose, hide or bury the ancient relic?” The place did exist.

I can’t tell you right now who, what, when, where, why and how Bob’s dream and Secrets of a Sunken Cannon ends before challenging you to a duel using billions of brain cells per person. To achieve our dreams we must all learn how to concentrate and focus our brain to realize our dreams. 

Our three-pound brain controls over 12 billion nerve cells that generate more electrical impulses every day than all the world’s telephones combined together that race through our bodies from 150-250 miles per hour. Billions of nerve cells control the 100-200 billion neurons and seven million brain cells are used and lost each day by us and President Obama. What a processor of digital matter rests between and above our ears. Some use it for success and some greed. 

Each of us has more than 45 miles of nerves in our skin which receive electrical current and electromagnetic energy charged neurons producing a brain power with the equivalency of a 120-volt battery.  This same electrical energy turns us into powerful sending and receiving antennas that dowsers harness. This current also races through 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the body. 

Although the brain is 85 percent water of wetness and 15 percent cholesterol by dryness the brain requires 25 percent oxygen, the heart seven percent.  It is one of the smallest, but most powerful storage capacity units to exceed four terabytes of recorded information. The brain can store four million binary digital bits of information.  If true why can’t I remember where I last laid down my eyeglasses?

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DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen receives award

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Comstock Park was recently named as a “President’s Club Award” winner for exceptional kitchen and bath cabinetry sales by Showplace Wood Products.

This is the second consecutive year they have been recognized for this achievement, which places them in the top percent of Showplace dealers nationwide.

Sold through more than 800 dealers nationwide, Showplace provides many custom cabinetry features not typically associated with products available at this mid-level price point.

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