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Lady Eagles’ Hoop Title No. 5 Sports Story of 2016-17 is counting down the Top 10 Olivet High School sports stories for 2016-17. Here is No. 5… In what turned out to be Olivet High School girls’ basketball coach Rob Fleming’s final campaign, the Lady Eagles sent him out in style by capturing an outright Greater Lansing Activities Conference championship during the 2016-17 season. […]

O’Dell Returns as Olivet’s Girls’ Basketball Coach

Anna O’Dell, who coached the Olivet girls’ basketball team to a Class C Final Four appearance in 2005, is returning to the position that she held from 2004-2008. The Olivet Community Schools’ Board of Education approved the hiring of O’Dell at its Monday night meeting. O’Dell will replace Rob Fleming, who resigned last month after […]

Former Players Explain Impact of Legendary Mentor

A handful of current and former Olivet High School girls’ basketball players, along with long-time assistant coach Russ Stolberg, were asked to share some of their thoughts about retiring coach Rob Fleming. To say the least, the outpouring of love and praise was extensive. Below are some of the comments: “It was truly unbelievable playing […]

Fleming Steps Down as OHS Girls’ Hoop Coach

Rob Fleming, the varsity girls’ basketball coach at Olivet High School for the past nine seasons, has resigned his position effective immediately. Rumors have been circulating for quite a while as to whether this year would be Fleming’s last, and those rumors were confirmed today – less than 24 hours after his program celebrated its […]

Lady Eagles Secure Outright GLAC Championship

The Olivet varsity girls’ basketball team put the finishing touches on an outright Greater Lansing Activities Conference championship Tuesday night, defeating Maple Valley, 67-22, in front of a Senior Night crowd at Olivet High School. The Lady Eagles, 17-2 overall and 11-1 in the GLAC, dominated from the opening tip as they led 23-6 after […]

MHSAA District Pairings Set for Basketball & Wrestling

The Michigan High School Athletic Association district tournament draws for girls’ basketball, boys’ basketball and wrestling took place recently and here is where the Olivet teams landed: The Olivet girls’ basketball squad will participate in the five-team district at Jackson Northwest February 27 through March 3. The Lady Eagles open against Stockbridge on Monday, February […]

Olivet Youth Basketball Tourney Scheduled for March 4

The inaugural Olivet Roundball Classic, a youth basketball tournament for boys’ and girls’ teams in grades 4-8, will be held on Saturday, March 4 in the Olivet High School and Olivet Middle School gymnasiums. The cost for the tournament is $150 per team, with each squad playing a minimum of three games. Registered officials will […]

From the Seidlines: Last-Minute List for Santa

Dear Santa: While you’re making a list and checking it twice, would you mind adding some gifts for a few of my co-workers? Nothing big…just a few stocking stuffers. Thanks, and Merry Christmas! Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach Rob Fleming:  The skill and motivation to start up his own Twitter account. The guy has his own […]

Monday’s Athletic Events Rescheduled due to Inclement Weather

Two Olivet Community Schools’ athletic events originally scheduled for Monday, December 12 have been canceled as a result of inclement weather. The girls’ basketball tripleheader at Lansing Catholic has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 14. The freshmen contest will start at 4:00 PM, followed by the junior varsity game at 5:30 PM and the varsity […]

This Week in Olivet Sports (Dec. 5-10)

Here are the Olivet Community Schools’ athletic events during the week of December 5-10… Monday, December 5 7TH GRADE BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Maple Valley at Olivet, 4:30 PM 8TH GRADE BOYS’ BASKETBALL — Maple Valley at Olivet, 5:45 PM Tuesday, December 6 9TH GRADE GIRLS’ BASKETBALL — Pennfield at Olivet, 4:00 PM JUNIOR VARSITY GIRLS’ […]