Sports briefs: Sneed steps down at Glen Lake; TC West softball fundraiser; YMCA softball registration; MHSAA Student Advisory Council vacancies | Sports

Sneed resigns as Glen Lake football coach

MAPLE CITY – Glen Lake football coach Nate Sneed stepped down from his position on Thursday.

Sneed also resigned as the Lakers junior college basketball coach. He will remain in his secondary school interventionist role for the remainder of the school year after accepting a teaching and coaching position outside of the district for the next school year.

Sneed said he has accepted a full-time apprenticeship at a South Carolina middle school and will be the assistant coach of the college soccer team.

He led the Lakers to a 5-3 record in his first season at the helm last fall that included an MHSAA playoff win. His JV basketball team recently finished 12-1 that season, and Sneed set an overall record 49-5 in his three years in that position.

“I am deeply saddened by the news of Nate’s departure,” Glen Lake Sporting Director Mark Mattson said in an email Thursday. “Our students and parents have great respect for Nate as an educator, trainer and mentor of our youth. He will no doubt be missed. I fully understand his desire and decision to advance his professional career as a teacher and trainer. Nate worked hard for this I couldn’t be happier for him on that occasion. He deserves it, and his new district will quickly see how happy they are to have Nate join their school staff and community. “

TC West Softball Conducting fundraiser

TRAVERSE CITY – Traverse City West’s softball team is raising funds to help fund the 2021 season.

Donations are used to repair and purchase equipment, training camps, field improvements, competitions, equipment, travel expenses, and uniforms. Donations are tax deductible.

You can find the fundraising campaign at

YMCA summer softball registration is ongoing

TRAVERSE CITY – Registration for the YMCA Summer Softball Leagues 2021 is underway.

Men’s Regular Rec or Competitive League plays Tuesday and Wednesday evening, Men’s Senior 55+ League plays Monday evening.

The Sunday Coed and Monday Coed leagues are also offered.

All games are played on the fields of the Grand Traverse County Civic Center.

A regular round-robin season schedule and a season-end tournament are played. USA softball umpires are used. Start dates are the week of May 23rd and the season ends in mid-August.

For more information, please contact Barb Beckett at [email protected] or call 231-933-9622.

MHSAA accepts applications from the Student Council

EAST LANSING – The Michigan High School Athletic Association is looking for athletes to join their student council starting in the 2021-22 school year.

Four boys and four girls from Class of 2023 will be selected for two years and meet on issues related to maintaining and promoting appropriate perspective and scope for college sports in Michigan. Eight members from the class of 2022 are already represented on the council, while eight members from the class of 2021 are leaving the council this spring.

To be eligible for the committee, candidates must be a member of the Class of 2023, complete the official application including answering the three short-answer questions, submit a letter of recommendation from a school administrator, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (on on a scale of 4.0) and be available for all scheduled meetings.

In addition, candidates should have a history of leadership in sports teams as well as in other extracurricular activities, community projects, or in the workplace. and show an understanding of the role of school sports and have ideas for promoting an appropriate perspective for educational athletics.

Applications must be submitted to the MHSAA by April 28 at 4:30 p.m. Applications can be downloaded from the Student Council page of the MHSAA website and must be emailed back. The link to the MHSAA page is

The student advisory board meets six times per school year and again for a 24-hour leadership camp. In addition to helping promote the educational value of interscholastic athletics, the council discusses issues related to the 4 S of educational athletics: science, athleticism, safety (including health and nutrition), and the reasonable scope of sports programs. A fifth S – student tour – is also a common topic. Members help plan Sportsmanship Summits, Captains Clinics, and other student leadership events, and assist with medal ceremonies at MHSAA championship events.

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