April 8 2010

Ringler wins MYWA championship title

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Ryan Ringler, 9, son of Paul and Jane (Flachs) Ringler and brother to Hannah, Jordan and Grace Ringler of Cedar Springs, did what most young wrestlers dream of. He won the state champion title through the Michigan Youth Wrestling Association (MYWA). Ringler wrestled the 01/02 age bracket at 82 pounds. As expected, it was a battle down to the finals with the central region champion. Ringler was able to pull out the win with a score of 4-0 and take the title. Almost 3,000 wrestlers from around the state came together at the Battle Creek Kellogg Arena the end of March to vie for the top eight and the opportunity to continue on to the national tournament. Ringler competed two full days with 25 wrestlers who qualified, through all regions of the state. Ringler’s older brother, Jordan, also took a coveted place, taking third in the 97/98 age bracket at 65 pounds. The top three wrestlers in each age bracket and weight class were awarded a specially designed 2010 MYWA singlet, which means more than the large medal to most young wrestlers. Ringler is experienced with the intensity and anticipation around this tournament, as he is a two-time MYWA state champion, as well as in the top three in previous years, and Michigan’s freestyle state champion in 2007. He has been the MYWA western region champion for a number of years. Even though this wrestling season had some very special moments and taking the state title was the icing, Ringler understands that it’s not the amount of wins that determines success, but how those losses are handled. Ryan and Jordan’s family are very proud of them both for working so hard all season, giving it their all, and believing in themselves. Ryan and Jordan are not continuing on to the national tournament, as they plan to do some fishing, archery and goofing off this spring, as well as taking a very memorable family vacation to Alaska for some more fishing. • • •

Rockford Rams girls lacrosse earns impressive victory

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The Lady Rams began their season with a convincing victory against Grand Haven. In their inaugural game on the new turf in the Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium—and their new uniforms purchased with the girls’ fundraising efforts—the Lady Rams lit up the scoreboard, winning 22-0. The Rams were shorthanded due to an injury to senior captain Andi Raymond and a disciplinary action against two additional players, but the Rams outshot their visitors 40-5. Seniors Taylor Hiner and captain Meagan Emery led the Ram scoring attack with seven goals each. Hiner also chipped in four assists. Also scoring for the Rams were Alyssa Neumen with three goals, Kelsei Streeter with two, and Abbey Neerken, Erica Neumen, and Morgan Stage each tallying one goal apiece. The story of the night was the Ram defense shutting down the Buccaneer attack, only allowing those five shots on goal. Jenna Chaffee had a good night between the pipes in her first varsity action. Defensively, the Rams were led by senior captain Neerken from her center defensive position. She was flanked by two newcomers to the varsity freshman Kelli Raymond, and sophomore Hannah Maroe. All three were instrumental in limiting Grand Haven’s opportunities. Emery and A. Neumen were also instrumental in the mid-field defense working together to cause six Buccaneer turnovers. Co-coaches Mike Emery and Jeff Neerken were happy with the effort level, but saw many areas where the girls can improve as they move in to conference play after spring break. Coach Neerken stated, “We have really worked on our defense. We were most proud of the shutout, which came about because of the teamwork on defense. We should get better as the season moves along.” The Rams will be busy when they return, as they have an away game against Lansing Waverly April 14, their conference opener away at Forest Hills Eastern April 16, and a home contest April 17 against Grosse Point South. • • •

Classifieds — April 8, 2010

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