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Chelsea Edged By Ann Arbor Huron


Junior Guard Cam Copper drives inside for 2

Chelsea hosted the Ann Arbor Huron River Rats in a big SEC conference showdown on Friday night. Both teams came in unbeaten in conference play and were  looking to gain an edge. Huron came in at 8-2 and on a three-game winning streak while Chelsea came in at 8-1. And both teams were ready to play.

Chelsea took off fast using their strength to work down low and Senior Forward Trevor Kingsley got the scoring started with 2 hard fought shots underneath to give the Bulldogs the edge. Junior Guard Cam Cooper hijacked the ball from a River Rat and drove the length of the court for a big bucket and immediately the Bulldogs were up 8-0. Huron came back strong though on an 11-0 run. Then Cooper stole the ball again and was fouled with only .1 seconds on the shot and sank both free throws to put Chelsea up 12-11 at the end of the first.

Huron put the pressure on the Bulldogs and points were hard to come by in the second period for both teams and with a minute left Junior Ryan Mitchell stole the ball & drove the court to put Chelsea up 22-21. Huron drove up the court and was trying to hold the ball for the last shot but with 23 seconds left in the half, Kingsley jumped and used his strength to aggressively block a Huron shot and let the River Rats know they were in for a fight.

Huron came out strong in the third but the Bulldogs did too. Although Huron had the height advantage, Chelsea had the strength advantage with Kingsley and Senior Collin Steinhauer crashing the boards on both sides of the court. Neither team led by more than 2 points at any point in the game at this point and Chelsea Head Coach Josh Tropea did a masterful job answering Huron’s substitutions with his own. With 57 seconds left in the 3rd and Chelsea trailing a technical foul was called on River Rat Avery Lewis. Cooper took the free throws and then right before the buzzer in the period it was Senior Guard Ethan French slipping inside and putting the Bulldogs up off a great reverse layup.

Both teams traded baskets in the third and Chelsea was keeping in the game until Huron’s Darian Root hit a big three-pointer to put Huron up by 5, the biggest lead for either team of the night. From that point on the River Rats outscored Chelsea in the closing minutes, 5-0, en route to a hard-fought victory. Rowley finished with a game-high 11 points, followed by Alec Anderson with nine and Jack Smith with eight.

For Chelsea (9-2), Kingsley and Steinhauer each led the Bulldogs with eight points. Alex Vasquez had 6 points and several big blocks for the Bulldogs, Cooper finished with 5 points.

With four-straight wins under its belt, Huron (10-2) will prepare for a pair of home games next week against Ypsilanti and Ypsilanti Lincoln. Meanwhile, Chelsea (9-2) will try to get back on the winning side as they host Adrian Lenawee Christian on Tuesday before hitting the road to face Ann Arbor Skyline on Friday.

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Jackson Christian defeated by #1 team in State, Pittsford


Sierra Chevalier puts it up for the Royals


The Jackson Christian Royals were on a two-game skid and coming off a tough loss to East Jackson and thing weren’t looking any easier for them, as the top rated school in the state, the Pittsford Wildcats, were coming to town. The Royals started off very well holding the Wildcats defensively and when the Wildcats hit their first three point basket, the Royals Sophomore Guard Cassidy McNeil answered right back with one of her own. But after that it was all Pittsford.

Pittsford dominated the game forcing turnovers and bad shot choices and not allowing the Royals to break down deep in the post. The Royals got in foul trouble early on also, as they attempted to block shots. The Royals fought hard up until the end though as the game was dominated by Pittsford. Wildcats coach Chris Hodos emptied his bench to rest his starters and avoid injuries and to give many players much-needed experience and playing time for the young team.

The Wildcats were led in scoring by Junior Maddie Clark with 22 points and Junior Jaycie Burger with 16. Burger has already accepted a full scholarship in basketball at Hillsdale College while Clark has been approached with several offers of her own but is hoping for a volleyball one. The Wildcats remain undefeated on the season.

The Royals drop to 4-9 on the season and will face off at Hillsdale on February 1st. The Royals were led in scoring by McNeil who hit 2 three point shots, and Sierra Chevalier.

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Chelsea Grounds Columbia Eagles



Cam Cooper lays it up and in for Chelsea


After a resilient victorious battle against their rivals, the Chelsea Bulldogs came in on a roll and were looking to keep the streak going but a tough Columbia Central team was coming into Chelsea to test them. The Bulldogs came out strong suffering no letdown from the Dexter game but the Eagles did too. As a testament to the tenacity of the game, on one of the first plays of the game Junior Guard Ryan Mitchell was knocked hard to the floor and had to leave he game. The place got silent as Mitchell laid face first on the floor in obvious pain and wasn’t moving. The Chelsea trainer attended to him right away and soon Mitchell was sitting up resting and after a concussion test he was able to thankfully return to the game in the second period.

Chelsea took the lead right away by two great shots underneath by Senior Forward Trevor Kingsley as he wrestled the ball away from an Eagles defender and worked hard inside to get the points.  And it didn’t stop there as the swarming Chelsea defense was too much for the Eagles. At the half, it was Chelsea entering the locker room with a big 30-16 lead.

In the 3rd Chelsea came out strong again, taking advantage of it’s bigger size and strength against the Eagles, holding Columbia to only 4 points in the  whole period! They took advantage of some good outside shooting and crisp passing to finish the game with a big 49-37 victory. Junior Guard Ben Kaemming led the Bulldogs in scoring with 14 points, Kingsley finished with 9, Brady Friss had 8, and Cam Cooper put up 7 for the victors.  Chelsea goes to 9-1 on the season and will face the 9-2 Ann Arbor Huron Friday at home  in an SEC showdown.

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Chelsea’s Bailey Edwards Commits to CMU


Edwards returns a kick against Coldwater in the playoffs

Chelsea football senior wide receiver/return specialist Bailey Edwards has announced via twitter that he has officially committed to continue his football career at Central Michigan University (CMU).

“Blessed to as ounce that I am officially committed to Central Michigan University ” he tweeted yesterday. Edwards skills were a big part of Chelsea’s run to the State Championship this past season. The 6′ 2″ Edwards weighs in at 180 and runs a 4.48 in the 40 yard run, runs 4.44 in the shuttle, and has a vertical leap of 32.5 inches. He was ranked as the 31st best receiver in the state of Michigan and 187th in the nation. Edwards had 12 college teams express interest in him and had 7 offers. Many thought he would attend Minnesota where his older brother Berkley plays at Running Back. His oldest brother Braylon starred for University of Michigan and  in the NFL at receiver.

Edwards led the Bulldogs in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns in 2015.  He also excels at track. He will be enrolled for the fall of 2016 at CMU.