Two High School State Championships Come to West Michigan
Congratulations to Forest Hills Northern girls tennis team and Rockford boys track & field team. They had outstanding weekends and brought back State Championships!
Fox17 reported the Forest Hills Northern girls tennis team swept all eight legs of the state championship match on Saturday at the Midland Tennis Center against Marian.
Head coach, David Sukup, (pronounced SOO-cup) has created a tennis dynasty at FHN having one ten state championships since 2000! It also marks back-to-back state titles for the Huskies, excluding the 2020 season which was canceled due to the pandemic.
Did he take the credit. Nope. "We just have great kids at Northern, they work hard, we have great coaches and that makes a huge difference."
The Rockford boys track & field team won their first state title using some late heroics to capture the division one state championship, Fox17 said.
Trailing Fenton by six points entering the final event, the Rams four by 400 meter relay team needed a third place finish to pull even with the Tigers.
Turns out, their time was third fastest and good for six points and a tie for first with Fenton meaning the school's share the title.
It's the first team title for the Rams who have had four runner-up finishes (1998, 1999, 2016, 2017).
Rockford head coach Andrew Martin said. "It has been a tough, tough year so we were just super happy to get out here on a nice day and be able to compete at a high level but it has been a long time coming for our Rockford program."
Way to go Ladies and Gentlemen. You did it!
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