2017 Spring Sports Wrap-up


Photo by: Colleen Champine

The 4x800m relay team (from left to right, junior Eva Jahnson, senior Hannah Champine, junior Maddie Dessy, and senior Carola Jahnson) pose with Coach Gary Inman at the Division One State Finals meet.

Grace Ryba, Staff Writer

With the school year coming to a close, the end of the Highlanders spring sports season is here. Some students are anxiously anticipating the end of school, while others grieve over their final practice of the year. For a few, this may be the last sports season of their high school career. Regardless, the 2017 spring sports season for Adams Highlanders was a triumphant one.



On May 17, Rochester Adams fell to Rochester High with a final scores of 5-13 and 1-2. The sweep ultimately lost the Highlanders their OAA Red title this season.

“The season went overall great. We went through some rough patches which essentially strengthened us when we came out of it. We did great at fighting back as the game went on, instead of giving up,” said sophomore and varsity baseball player Jack Chermside.


Women’s Soccer

Women’s soccer claimed the league title at the end of their season, finishing off with only two losses. On June 1, the team lost their claim for districts with a final score of 0-1 against the Stoney Creek Cougars.


Track and Field

Seven Highlanders qualified to compete at the Division One State Finals meet on June 3 for both track and field events. The girls 4x800m relay was composed of senior Carola Jahnson, junior Eva Jahnson, senior Hannah Champine and junior Maddie Dessy, placed fifth in the state. The team earned an all-state honor, moving up two spots from last year’s competition.

“Overall, the meet went great. We had great weather and everybody had a lot of fun. It was emotional for the seniors, being it was our last race ever, but it was a great day with lots of great races,” said senior and varsity track runner Hannah Champine.


Women’s Lacrosse

On May 20, the women’s lacrosse team gave it their all in their final game of the season against Stoney Creek High School. Although falling short to the cougars tough competition with a 4-6 loss, the team finished strong, ending a long successful season with a grand total of ten wins.


Men’s Lacrosse

The men’s lacrosse team also went out with a bang after a long, grueling season. Losing to the Cougars in the first round of the playoffs, the highlanders ended the year with a 6-7 record.

“Our season went worse than expected,” said sophomore and varsity lacrosse player Aidan Boeve, “but we are always learning and practicing to create bonds between players and build a stronger team to win more important games, take on the playoffs, and dominate the county next year.”


Women’s Tennis

The women’s tennis team brought home the OAA White Division title over Berkley High School this year. This marks the team’s first league title since 2012. The lady Highlanders led the team to victory with help from junior Dania Jaamour (#2 singles runner-up), junior Kate Roberts and sophomore Helen Dong (#1 doubles champions), sophomore Erin Lee and senior Lillian Yang (#4 doubles champions), and sophomore Claire Sanford and freshman Maggie Scheff (#5 doubles runner-up).


Men’s Golf

The golf team’s season comes to a close as the Highlanders finished with 6th place at counties and 1st at Regionals. The team is looking forward to the state competition which will take place June 9th-10th at Michigan State University. The team hopes to carry on the tradition of making it to states next year, having made it two years in a row previously.


All across the board, Adams sports teams finish off the school year confident in their successes this season, regardless of the tough competition for all teams. Even with the hard losses and struggles the Highlanders faced, the teams powered through and plan on coming back even stronger come next year.