Sports Shorts

Basketball signs three athletes

The Ferris men’s basketball team lost a signicant amount of talent this year after losing four of their five starters.

The team, which is currently on a four-game losing streak, is trying to rebuild the team to the success they had last year. Looking ahead, Ferris head coach Andy Bronkema recently signed on three new players for the 2019 season.

Bronkema added a point guard from Chicago in Jeremiah Washington, as well as two posts in Aidan Shore and Ryan Segall.

“We’re thrilled to land these three talented players and believe they have bright futures in our program,” Bronkema said. “We expect all three to come in and compete in the near future, and develop into top performers in the years ahead.”

NCAA Cross Country Championship

Ferris cross country sent two runners from each team to the division two NCAA Division II National Championship.

The Championship was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Saturday, Dec. 1, with each Bulldog coming home an All-American. Ferris junior Katie Etelamaki was representing the Bulldog women’s team and placed 16th overall in the 6k women’s race after placing a time of just over 23 minutes.

Ferris senior Damien Halverson represented the Bulldog men’s team and placed 185th overall in the men’s 10k race.

This is the rst time in Ferris school history that a Bulldog has ran in the NCAA National Championship.


On top of this record-breaking season for the Bulldogs football team, four football players were named in the Division II first team and two were named on second team. Ferris junior defensive end Austin Edwards and Ferris junior defensive back Adrian Green were both named to the second team.

Ferris junior quarterback Jayru Campbell, who was also chosen as the Super Region Three Offensive Player of the Year, was named first team. The others who were named first team were Ferris senior offensive linemen Devon Johnson and Nic Sawyer, as well as Ferris junior defensive back Delon Stephenson was also named first team.

Campbell is also one of the finalists for the Harlon Hill Trophy to be announced Friday, Dec. 14.