Vote for Jackson-area Athlete of the Week September 6-13


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JACKSON – It’s time to shine a light on the most notable performers at local cross-country ski and golf courses, volleyball and tennis courts, and soccer fields.

The Jackson-area Fall Sports Fan Survey was compiled from local coach appointments and game reports submitted over the past week. Now, it’s time for the readers of MLive and the Jackson Citizen Patriot to decide who will headlining.

Readers can vote as many times as they want by Monday, September 20 at 6 p.m. ET.

Here are the candidates of this week

Gus Vitale, Michigan Center

Vitale scored two goals in the second half of the 2-2 draw between the Michigan Center men’s soccer team and Grass Lake on Monday.

Logan Bentley, Columbia Central

Bentley rolled a 79 for individual medalist honors at the Onsted Invitational at the Devils Lake Golf Course on Monday. She also shot a 35 (nine holes) for medalist honors at the Independent Golf League event at Wolf Creek Golf Club.

Ashley Hilderley, Jackson Lumen Christi

Hilderley shot an 81 to lead the Titans to the team’s top spot at the Onsted Invitational Monday from Devils Lake Golf Course. She also shot an 84 at the Marshall Invitational to help her team finish in first place with a 364.

Northwest’s Elijah Haldane hits the ball during a high school boys’ tennis match at Western High School on Thursday, September 9, 2021.J. Scott Park |

Elijah Haldane, Jackson Northwest

Haldane recorded a 6-2, 2-6, 7-6 victory in the No. 4 singles to help the Mounties claim a 5-3 victory over Battle Creek Harper Creek on Monday in a pivotal game of the Interstate Eight Conference.

Division 3 Regional Cross Country Meet at Ella Sharp Park

Rogan Melling of Hanover-Horton runs during the boys’ race during the Division 3 regional cross country meet at Ella Sharp Park in Jackson on Friday October 30, 2020. J. Scott Park |

Rogan Melling, Hanover-Horton

Melling took individual honors at the Bath Invitational over the weekend with a time of 16 minutes and 48 seconds and helped the Comets to finish third overall as a team.

Selby 2021 Track Classic

Madison Osterberg of Lumen Christi won the 1,600-meter race at the Selby Track Classic at East Jackson High School on Tuesday, June 1, 2021. The competition features the Jackson area’s top track and field athletes.J. Scott Park |

Madison Osterberg, Jackson Lumen Christi

Osterberg finished first overall in the Lakeview Invitational over the weekend with a time of 19 minutes and 11 seconds to help the Titan to finish fourth as a team.

Landon Rambadt, Jackson Northwest

Rambadt scored two goals in the second half of the Mounties’ 4-0 win over Columbia Central on Saturday.

Brune Savage, Parma Western

Savage shot an 80 to lead the Panthers to a third place finish at the Marshall Invitational last week.

Daniel Pero, Columbia Central

Pero recorded a 6-0, 6-0 singles victory over Jackson High last week.

Olivia Turner, Grass Lake

Turner recorded 10 aces and 15 serves to help the Warriors in a three-set sweep from North Adams-Jerome last week.

Barrett Warner, Parma Western

Warner scored two goals in the second half to help the Panthers win 6-3 over Jackson Lumen Christi last week.

Men's football from the West vs. the Northwest

Lumen Christi’s Karl Hunt II (15) directs the ball during a high school boys’ soccer game at Western High School on Thursday, September 9, 2021.J. Scott Park |

Karl Hunt, Jackson Lumen Christi

Hunt scored two goals to propel the Titan offense in a 6-3 loss to Parma Western last week.

Georgia Weeks, Concord

Weeks recorded 16 kills to lead the Yellowjackets to a 3-2 victory over Reading in Big Eight Conference action.

Momo Hampton, Napoleon

Hampton recorded 39 assists and added 14 serve points to help the Pirates claim a 3-1 victory over Michigan Center.

Sydnie Redovich, Parma Western

Redovich rolled a 41 for medalist honors at last week’s Interstate Eight jamboree at Marshall Country Club.


Michigan Center junior Kamryn Shannon poses with her state championship medal after winning the D4 state title on October 17, 2020 (Photo courtesy of Cara Brown).

Kamryn Shannon, Michigan Center

Shannon rolled 40 (nine holes) to win medalist honors at the Cascades conference jamboree at the Grande last week to help the Cardinals secure another victory in the league jamboree.

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