City Council recognizes Lions for their run to Breslin
Accolades continue to pile up for the NHS Lions Girls basketballers. On May 10th at their regular meeting the Newaygo City Council passed a resolution recognizing the achievements of the team.
Here is the proclamation read by Mayor Ed Fedell.
RECOGNIZING THE 2021 NEWAYGO LIONS VARSITY GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM
WHEREAS, The 2021 Newaygo Lions Varsity Girls Basketball Team’s season was outstanding, exciting and historic with an impressive State Final appearance at the Breslin Center in East Lansing. Prior to this season, the last Newaygo Lions Girls Basketball Team to reach the State Finals was in 1985. Close to 180 teams in the State play in Newaygo’s Division and Newaygo was one of the last two teams standing; and
WHEREAS, under the leadership and guidance of Head Coach Nate Thomasma, who received Honorable Mention for Associated Press Coach of the Year, and Assistant Coaches Dan Maki, Jason Long, and Erik Mitchell the 2021 Newaygo Lions Varsity Girls Basketball Team earned the Central State Activities Association (CSAA) Conference Championship, with a 14-0 record, a District Championship, a Regional Championship, a Quarterfinal Championship, a Semi-Final Championship, and a State Runner-Up Championship with an overall record of 21-2; and
WHEREAS, The 2021 Newaygo Lions Varsity Girls Basketball Team also earned 2021 Academic All-State; and
WHEREAS, the City of Newaygo recognizes the 2021 Newaygo Lions Varsity Girls Basketball Team members: Anna Brummel, Kayla Fisk, Emmerson Goodin, Jaylee Long, Jaxi Long, Grace Painter, Lily Ruehmeier, and Lily Swinehart for their accomplishments they have demonstrated over the past months and for their hard work, dedication, perseverance, and love of the sport of basketball; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that on May 10, 2021, Ed Fedell, Mayor of the City of Newaygo, MI, the members of the Newaygo City Council, other City Boards, and City Staff hereby recognize and honor the 2021 Girls Varsity Basketball Team for their historically successful season, their great sportsmanship as demonstrated in cities and basketball courts across the State and their teamwork approach to basketball that was marveled by all who followed their games throughout the successes this group of young woman experienced under the leadership of Coach Thomasma.
Signed and sealed this 10th day of May 2021
Ed Fedell, Mayor City of Newaygo