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Back in action 

The Ferris men’s and women’s cross country teams competed in their second meet of the season Friday, Sept 15. in the Michigan State Spartan Invitational in East Lansing. 

The event took place at Forest East Golf Course and was the 37th year of the event. 

On the women’s side, there were nearly 300 runners that took part in the race. The Bulldogs’ top three finishers were sophomore Katie Etelamaki who placed 24th overall with a time of 22:35, senior Natalie Perry in 68th overall with a time of 24:03 and freshman Sydney Dawes in 75th with a 24:08. 

The men’s side had senior Trevor Holowaty leading the way in 78th place overall with a time of 27:41 and junior Damien Halverson coming in 99th with a time of 27:44. 

Both teams will be in action again on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Greater Louisville Classic in Louisville, Kentucky. 

From Big Rapids to the big leagues 

The Ferris men’s ice hockey program will be represented this year by seven alumni who have been invited to participate at NHL preseason training camps. 

At the top of the list for the Bulldogs is four-time Stanley Cup Champion Chris Kunitz, who will be playing his first season with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Former Bulldog Zach Redmond will be returning to the Montreal Canadians for his fifth season of professional hockey. 

Former Bulldog forward Greg Rallo will be back on the ice in the Dallas Stars’ training camp. He previously played with the Florida Panthers. 

Two former Bulldogs, defenseman Simon Denis and goaltender Pat Nagle, will both take part in the Detroit Red Wings’ camp in Traverse City under head coach and Ferris alumnus Jeff Blashill. 

Lastly, two of the most recent Bulldogs, former captain Kyle Schempp and forward Gerald Mayhew, will be in action in NHL camps this year. Schempp remains in the New York Islanders’ system and Mayhew will take part in the Minnesota Wild’s camp. Both players are competing for official roster spots. 

Chippin’ and puttin’ 

The Ferris women’s golf team finished up play at the Bulldog Fall Invitational at Katke Golf Course Saturday, Sept. 16. 

The Bulldogs did well, finishing 70+ on the day, which was good enough for 10th place overall. 

Individually, Ferris’ Baylee Thompson finished the day tied for 11th overall, shooting a 154 total. 

Morgan Zloto and Mari Suokko also finished strong for the Bulldogs, coming in dead-even with a 162 total for a tie at 32nd place. 

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