2018-06-28 / Sports

Extra Points: Hursey to Super Team


EVAN ROHRBACK takes a swing on Saturday, June 9, at the states match at Michigan State University. Rohrback has committed to playing golf at Grand Rapids Community College for the next two years, where he will continue his athletic and academic careers. EVAN ROHRBACK takes a swing on Saturday, June 9, at the states match at Michigan State University. Rohrback has committed to playing golf at Grand Rapids Community College for the next two years, where he will continue his athletic and academic careers. Thomas Hursey has accomplished a lot in his tenure at Suttons Bay, but this might be right near the top.

The Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association nominated their Super Team for the this year's golf season performances. Hursey joined this prestigious team, and enters the group of strong individual golfers that played well this season.

Hursey ended his career with a strong showing at states, and performed well throughout the season on various courses.

“It’s a huge honor,” Hursey said. “The golfers in the past who have been on the Super Team have had great careers. To be mentioned on a team like this is an incredible honor. My goal going into the season was to make the Super Team and to see all the hard work I’ve put in pay off is really cool.”

Nate Ball and Justin Bardenhagen earned Division 4 all-state team honorable mentions as well playing for the Leland Comets.

The two were apart of the Leland team that placed in the top 10 at the state meet back in early June.

Northport hosts Run for Funds

More sights and sounds, as another run will take place on the Fourth of July.

The 39th running of the Northport Run for Funds race will feature some of the best sights and sounds in Northport. There will be a two mile race which will start at 9 a.m., a 5K race which will start at 9:30 a.m. and the two mile walk will start immediately after the 5K race start.

The race money raised will benefit the fight against cancer. All net proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society.

For those who signed up, the packet pick-up for the race will be on Tuesday, July 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Packets can be picked up at 210 S. Waukazoo St., Northport, MI 49670.

The race will start at Northport Marina.

The cost to run any event will be $25 per person with a convenience fee of $2 added to the total.

Peter Kotila will is organizing the event, and believes the event is really special to the folks of Leelanau County.

“A lot of families like to run in this event,” Kotila said. “It’s a family friendly event, and relies on volunteers to help us out.”

Lindley scores new job

With more than 20 years of experience in sports medicine, the National Athletic Trainers’ Association will have a strong, new president.

Today Tory Lindley a 1987 Suttons Bay graduate will take over as the new president and bring all of the experience he has with him.

Lindley has worked with the National Football League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association, and brings a passion for youth sports safety and workplace wellness.

Lindley was previously the senior associate athletic director for health, safety and performance and director of services at Northwestern University. Lindley has worked at Northwestern University since 2002.

In addition to this, Lindley has operated as a consultant for many institutions including noted universities, the National Collegiate Athletic Association and the National Football League.

Prior to Northwestern, he was the head athletic trainer at Eastern Michigan University and a clinical supervisor and lecturer. His depth of experiences also includes working with youth and high school sports as well as various teams in the National Football League.

Lindley is also an author, publishing the books Journal of Athletic Training, Athletic Therapy Today and Rehab Management. He is also an associate editor of the Athletic Training & Sports Health Care journal.

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