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This Week in Olivet Athletics (Sept. 23-28)

Here are the Olivet Community Schools’ athletic events during the week of September 23-28… Monday, September 23 VARSITY BOYS’ SOCCER — Battle Creek Pennfield at Olivet, 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 24 7th GRADE VOLLEYBALL — Olivet at Delton-Kellogg, 4:15 p.m. 8th GRADE VOLLEYBALL — Delton-Kellogg at Olivet, 4:15 p.m. Wednesday, September 25 VARSITY BOYS’ SOCCER

Thoughts from the Seidlines…

Thoughts from the Seidlines… As I observed a couple of the Powder Puff football practices this past week, these three questions came to mind: 1) Are any of these formations legal? 2) How serious will Sunday’s games actually be? 3) Didn’t a few of these girls just run six miles at cross country practice? Hats

Eagles Avoid “Trap” in 42-13 Victory over Hackett

It is safe to say that the Olivet varsity football team’s next game against upstart Parchment is developing into a huge affair. Not only is it Homecoming for the Eagles on September 27, the visiting Panthers are now 2-2 following a pair of impressive victories over Kalamazoo Christian and Constantine. That is what made Olivet’s

Hackett Defeats Olivet Spikers in Five Sets

A spirited effort was not enough for the Olivet varsity volleyball team Wednesday night as the Eagles lost a five-set heartbreaker to Kalamazoo Hackett, 25-23, 14-25, 25-15, 14-25, 15-7, at home. Feeding off a boisterous crowd, Olivet jumped out to 23-17 lead in the first game only to have the Irish score the final eight

Hines 8th in KVA Jamboree at G-A

Senior Caitlyn Hines crossed the line eighth in 23:40 to lead the Olivet girls’ cross country team to its second straight third-place finish in a Kalamazoo Valley Association jamboree Tuesday afternoon at Galesburg-Augusta. The Eagles totaled 107 position points compared to Kalamazoo Hackett’s winning total of 39 and Schoolcraft’s 82. All 10 KVA schools competed

Eagle Spikers Grounded by State-Ranked Athens

The inability to close games continues to haunt Olivet’s varsity volleyball team, which lost to state-ranked Athens, 27-25, 25-19, 25-17, in a non-league match Monday night at home. The Eagles led the entire first game before surrendering a five-point advantage to Athens, the No. 6 team in the latest Class D poll. They struggled to

This Week in Olivet Athletics (Sept. 16-21)

Here are the Olivet High School athletic events during the week of September 16-21… Monday, September 16 VARSITY BOYS’ SOCCER — Olivet at Delton-Kellogg, 6:00 p.m. J.V. VOLLEYBALL — Athens at Olivet, 6:00 p.m. VARSITY VOLLEYBALL — Athens at Olivet, 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 17 VARSITY BOYS’ & GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY — Olivet at Galesburg-Augusta,

“Will to Live” 5K Fast Approaching

Will to Live, the organization created in honor of Will Kramer who died earlier this summer after a five-year battle with cancer, is planning a 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, October 5 through the Baker Sanctuary in Bellevue. The goal of Will to Live is to raise funds to aid local families who are affected by cancer.

Today is Deadline to Order Eagles’ Spirit Wear

Olivet Eagles spirit wear can now be purchased on-line, and here’s how it works… 1. Click on the “Spirit Wear” tab in the right upper corner of the olivetathletics.com Web site or click on this link: https://olivetathletics.itemorder.com/sale?read_message=true 2. Check out the items that are currently offered. They include dri-fit and 50/50 t-shirts (both long and short

Thoughts from the Seidlines…

Thoughts from the Seidlines… Difference Maker As someone who has done more coaching in my life than anything else, I often reflect on the motivation behind it all. Is it to satisfy competitive juices and experience the feeling that goes along with winning athletic events? Is it the enjoyment of working with young people and