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Crouch, Hendrickson Earn Top Lakes Athletic Honors – Tuesday Sports Wrap

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Carter Crouch and Jamie Hendrickson have earned top athletic honors for the 2019-2020 season at Lake Linden-Hubbell High School.

Carter is the son of Andy and Beth Crouch.  He is graduating with a 3.46 GPA.  During his high school athletic career he earned 12 varsity letters, the maximum possible, in football, basketball, track and baseball.  In football, he was All Conference 2018, 19, including Special Teams Player of the Year 2019, all UP 17, 18, 19, and All State 18 & 19.  Carter played 4 years of basketball amassing 793 career points and earning 2nd team All Conference in 18 and 1st team in 2019.  He earned 3 letters in track being named all state in the 4×100 and 4×200 relays all 3 seasons and lettered in baseball earning All Conference in 2019.  Carter plans on attending Michigan Tech to study Exercise Science and play football.

Jamie is the daughter of John and Brenda Hendrickson.  She graduated with a 3.87 GPA. During her high school career she earned 8 varsity letters as a member of the volleyball, basketball, track and softball teams.  In volleyball she earned All Conference on the Elite team in 2019 and 2nd team in 2018 and MIVCA All Region volleyball team 2019.  Jamie earned 2 letters in basketball and being named to the 2nd team All Conference team in 2020.  She earned 3 letters in Track where she was named Jumper of the Year in 2019 setting a school record in the high jump at 5’ 4” and winning the event at UP’s all 3 years.  She earned  All State honors in the high jump and 4x400m relay all 3 years and 400m and long jump in 2019 as well as 4×200 in 18 and 4×100 in 17.  She also earned 1 letter in softball.  Jamie plans to attend Michigan Tech to study Exercise Science and compete on the Track team.

Biography information was contributed by the Lake Linden-Hubbell High School Athletic Department.


The Michigan Tech hockey team is looking for a new Winter Carnival opponent. The University of Alabama in Huntsville has dropped its program, effective immediately. The Huskies were scheduled to visit Huntsville in early November, and host the Chargers for the annual Winter Carnival series February 5th and 6th. Northern Michigan University had a home series against Huntsville in late February.

Officials at Alabama-Huntsville said the cut was made because of projected budget shortfalls brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Chargers also cut the men’s and women’s tennis programs. The university said it would honor all scholarship commitments. Athletes in those programs are also free to transfer to other schools, and begin playing their sports immediately.

The cancellation marks a stunning turnaround for the program. Just last year, the university had announced plans to build a multi-sports complex that would include a hockey arena. Land for the project has already been purchased.

Alabama-Huntsville would have been one of just three teams remaining in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association men’s division after this coming season. The seven midwestern teams in the WCHA, including Tech, Northern and Lake Superior State, will begin competing in the revitalized Central Collegiate Hockey Association in the fall of 2021. With the exit of Alabama-Huntsville, only the two college programs in Alaska will remain in the WCHA.


The Finlandia University baseball team continues to sign new players. Elijah Justice is a utility infielder from Wildwood, Florida. Anthony Willey is from Fox Lake, Illinois, and can play the infield and the outfield.


The Milwaukee Brewers have opened their spring training facility in Arizona for voluntary individual player workouts. The Brewers have also announced that, despite significant projected losses from a season shortened by the COVID-19 pandemic, they will not lay off any staff members.


Agents for Detroit Red Wings forward Dmytro Timashov are denying a report that he will sign with a team in Latvia. The 23-year-old Ukraine native was obtained by Detroit off waivers in February, and played in just five games for the Wings. He is a restricted free agent.

It’s increasingly looking as if Detroit’s season is over. Late last week, the players association agreed to open formal negotiations with club owners for a 24-team playoff to conclude the 2019-2020 campaign. The Red Wings had the worst record in the 31-team league at the time when play was suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic, with 11 regular-season games remaining.

The league hopes to have players on the 24 qualifying teams resume training in small groups in early June.

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