The Cedar Area Select Soccer Association (CASSA) U12 Girls Red Soccer Team is celebrating the club’s first-ever Cherry Capital Cup Tournament Championship. The team sealed the championship on Sunday, May 20 with a 4-3 win over the Grand Rapids Crew. The CASSA team started the tournament on Saturday, May 19 with a 2-1 (Myla Umphrey, Sydney Plummer) victory over a Striker Cooling team. They continued their winning ways with a 2-1 (Baylie VanDyke, Plummer) win over Rapids FC. They finished the qualifying round on Sunday with a very convincing 4-0 (Umphrey, VanDyke, Jordan Falk, Julia VanDenHout) shutout over RSC Lightning. This victory was even more amazing given the fact that two girls were playing with significant injuries with another girl not being able to return due to her injury. “Maddi Case sustained a foot injury one day prior to the tournament, and Autumn Hinton and Leah Kuzma were injured during our second game, which required them to go to the ER,” explained Coach Timothy Hinton. “Case is a really tough kid and in spite of her injury she did not miss any of the games. We were also fortunate that despite her injury, Hinton was determined to return and played in Sunday’s qualifier game and the championship game. And although Kuzma was out for the remainder of the tournament, she showed great team spirit by staying and supporting the team from the sidelines.” The championship game kicked off at 3 p.m. and after 50 minutes of regulation play and two five-minute overtime periods, the score was tied 3-3 (Payton Rumsey, Hinton, Vandyke). The game was finally won on a thrilling 3-2 shootout. Players Plummer, Skyler Calati and Hinton all made their penalty shots with goalkeeper VanDenHout making three fantastic saves. “It was our constant pressure from our defensive players [Calati, Case, Ally Meek, Plummer, and Shelby Shotko], and our constant attack from the midfield [Hinton, Kuzma, Carly McCuaig, Plummer, Rumsey, Umphrey, and VanDyke] and forward players [Falk, Hinton, and VanDenHout] that allowed our team to go undefended and win the championship,” said Coach Hinton. “Our team motto this spring season has been to ‘finish’ and the girls definitely lived up to that during the tournament.”
June 7 2012
Kelsea Buchanan Competitive Cheer Rockford High School sophomore Kelsea Buchanan was pulled up at the end of last season to help out the Rams at districts. This year, she has started in all three rounds for the Rams this entire season. Congratulations, Kelsea, on being elected the Rockford Sports Boosters February Athlete of the Week!
HELP WANTED Poindexter’s Specialty Marketplace. Stop in to apply, 12 E. Bridge St., Rockford. b23 ______________________ GARAGE SALES Algoma Township—9112 Grange, Friday, June 8, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Garden equipment and supplies, some antiques, bookcase headboard/twinbed/trundle, ceiling fans, r/c model airplanes and equipment, tools and much more. No prior sales. p23 ______________________ Big Brower Lake Garage Sale—Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For sale you will find typical miscellaneous household items, toys, clothing, etc. at various homes around the lake. There will also be a common area at the association lot on the southwest corner of Brower Road and Brower Lake. Look for us on the north side of 10 Mile Road about a mile east of Myers Lake Road. p23 ______________________ Rockford/Nature Meadows Garage Sales—Several sales June 7-9 (Thursday-Saturday), 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located near 11 Mile and Ramsdell. Baby items, furniture, clothing, automotive, outdoor, household, antiques, etc. Don’t miss it! p23 ______________________ ESTATE SALES Thursday, June 7 through Saturday, June 9, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. 21974 West Cannonsville Rd., Pierson, corner of Cannonsville and Bass Lake Rd. Household, 2-year-old Victory scooter, new wheelchair, antiques and more. p23 ______________________ Sparta Estate Sale—110 Harper Dr., Sparta. June 7 (numbers & garage 8 a.m.) inside 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; June 8, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; June 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Household furnishings: Imperil desk and tables, Extensol table (as is), dining set, tables, loveseats, chairs, bedroom sets, mirrors, paintings and frames, Roseville, Hull, Satin, Hall, Depression, Haviland, cups/saucers, luggage, books, games, TV, DVD recorder, console stereo, camera/lenses, lamps, storage, Christmas, lawn and garden, ladders and more. Very clean, historic family sale dating from 1800s! p23 ______________________ Saturday, June 9, 8 a.m. to ?, 13150 Northland Drive, Cedar Springs. Counter height dining set, furniture, Longaberger baskets, patio furniture, Christmas items, kitchen, unique home decor, newer chest freezer. p23 ______________________ FOR RENT Downtown Rockford 2-bedroom with too many amenities to list. No pets, non-smoking. Taking applications, (616) 866-2902. p23 ______________________ Rockford one-bedroom apartment, carport, storage, includes heat, pretty garden. Perfect for a senior citizen. Call (616) 866-2784 for an appointment. p23 ______________________ PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper […]
White Creek Lumber and Hardware is holding a grand re-opening event to celebrate something that is overdue. The Lumber and Hardware has been located at its current site since 1988, when it was built under previous ownership. In 2005, the store was purchased by current management and was renamed White Creek Lumber and Hardware by the new owners. “We never had time to have a grand opening” said co-owner, Jane Gosling, who’s been a part of the company since its inception. A private, formal ribbon-cutting was held on the first of June and festivities are continuing Friday and Saturday, June 8-9. A drawing for four tickets to a NASCAR event held in Talladega, Ala. was held in early May. The event signifies a new chapter in the store’s history, whose founder opened a store in Grand Rapids in 1948. “Our pricing structure will be considerably different and highly competitive. We think customers will like it a lot. We are keeping the same quality reputation that’s served us well through the years,” Gosling added. Several other door prize drawings will be held during the two-day event and specially discounted merchandise will be offered. Representatives from Anderson Windows, Azec Trim and Decking, Camo Hidden Deck Fastening System, Atrium Windows, and Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors will be a part of the festivities. One lucky customer will win a Stihl chainsaw. Dignitaries attending include Cedar Springs City Manager Chris Burns; Orgill Manager Mike Gould; Art Probst, owner of Probst Floor Covering and Draperies, representing the Cedar Springs Lions; and Rotary President Denise Gates. White Creek Lumber and Hardware is located at 13861 White Creek Ave., Cedar Springs. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
What’s in a name? Every year since 1979, a group of golfers (all named Bob Jones!) have gathered for an annual charitable golf tournament called the Bobby Jones Open. This year, the 34th annual tournament returns to Michigan from 2001’s event in California. It is being played in Grand Rapids on June 11-13 at Thousand Oaks Golf Club, with participants traveling from near and afar to experience West Michigan. This is a wonderful way to support local businesses and introduce Grand Rapids to individuals from all over the United States. The group will stay at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, golf at Thousand Oaks Golf Club, enjoy a Tuesday night event at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, and Douglas Photography in Rockford was hired to take the official group picture. The tournament’s roots are in Michigan, where the annual tradition began and has been played a number of times throughout the years. This year is the first time the event will be played in West Michigan. Hosting this year’s event from Rockford are Bob and Diane Jones. Bob (known as “Arjay” amongst the group of many Bobs, each of whom must choose a nickname to eliminate confusion) and Diane will welcome the group to their Rockford home the Sunday evening before the tournament for a kick-off barbecue, with the able assistance of son John (10) who has become an unofficial mascot for the annual tournament. John’s claim to fame is that this year will be his 11th tournament in his 10 years, given that his first year of attendance was four months before he was born. The tournament is played in tribute to Robert Tyre “Bobby” Jones, who is considered the greatest amateur golfer ever. In 1930 at the age of 28, Bobby Jones won the U.S. Open and British Open and the U.S. and British amateur championships. To date, no one has duplicated that record. He continues to hold a number of other unbroken amateur records to this date. Sadly, he was stricken with Syringomyelia, a disorder of the spinal system, which eventually led to his death in 1971. The Bobby Jones Open is committed to providing continuing support for Syringomyelia research, rehabilitation or related subjects in a relentless search for a cure […]