Saturday night was a big win for the Michigan State Spartans, but not all students ended the evening on a positive note. Eight students were arrested in Cedar Village for alcohol-related violations after students flooded the streets and lit couches on fire to celebrate the Big Ten Championship victory.
ELPD’s Lt. Wriggelsworth said thirteen fires took place Saturday night after the game. The fires occurred in predominantly student-rental areas of East Lansing, including Cedar Village as well as North Harrison.
The combined water polo team of East Lansing and Holt High Schools (HOTEL) has qualified for Michigan Water Polo Association’s Regional tournament for the first time ever. Regionals will be held October 30 and October 31 at Saline High School. HOTEL faces Ann Arbor Pioneer, the number-four ranked team in the state, at 7:45 p.m. on Friday. If HOTEL wins the game on Friday, they will qualify for a spot at the MWPA state tournament for the first time in the co-op’s history.
Gier Park School "Salmon in the Classroom" release. Photo Credit: David Kenyon, Michigan DNR
Coho salmon are slowly swimming their way back to East Lansing and the public has the opportunity to run with them during the “Red Cedar Salmon Run,” an annual 5K on Michigan State University’s campus.
Andrew Person throws the ball in during the first half of a conference game against Holt High School
The Trojans scored one goal (Zach Lane) in the first half and the other three in the second half (Josh Wolfinger, Quinton Hay, and Ian Carroll respectively) as they cruised to a 4-0 win over the Holt Rams.
Photo: Image of a mattress burned last weekend on Fern Street, near the City Attorney’s office
According to a press release from ELPD “Last week, after the MSU football win against Oregon, there were seven fires set in the City of East Lansing, primarily in student areas. These fires are extremely dangerous to bystanders in the area, but also to first responders that are called to extinguish them. Responding to these fires multiple times in a single night can also affect the response time to those in the community in need of medical attention.”
Max's Race is back this year with the continued purpose of honoring the memory of Maxwell Matthews and helping families with sick children. This year’s Race Day events include an 8:30AM 5K Run/Walk, a 9:30AM Kids' 1 Mile Run and 9:45-10:00AM Kids Fun Runs.
Max, son of Natalie and Jim Matthews, contracted bacterial meningitis in 1998 when he was only 7 months old. He was almost 7 years old when he died in 2005 due to complications from the disease.
The 21st annual Race for the Place 5K will be held on Sunday, April 12th at the Jenison Field House and is a fun-filled family event with races for kids of all ages, MSU athlete participation, and a visit from Sparty. Race for the Place is the largest annual fundraiser for MSU Safe Place, a program addressing relationship violence and stalking among members of the MSU and greater Lansing communities.
The women of Lansing Area Women’s Soccer (LAWS) is a mix of women who have been passionate about the game for decades and those who have only recently started to love it. With multiple teams at varying playing levels, LAWS gives any woman the opportunity to play soccer.
Photo: Captains of the swim team Charley Schertzing and Will Delany at the DeWitt Invitational.
The East Lansing High School Boys’ Swimming and Diving team is in a position to place in the top three teams at the Capital Area Activities Conference Blue League meet this year. The season culminates at Haslett High School on Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28. League preliminaries begin at 5:00 p.m. on Friday. Finals are at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. Diving begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 26. Admission is $5 at the door. Children five and under are free.
Photo: Student managers and MSU Athletic Marketing worked together to place pink poms on every seat for last Sunday’s breast cancer awareness game against Maryland.
In September, I applied for a job as a student manager for the Michigan State University Women’s Basketball Team. After a try-out and interview, I was selected. I knew I wanted to keep basketball as an integral part of my life after playing the sport from the first grade up until the varsity level in high school.
Students bundled in heavy winter jackets, hats, gloves, and boots give them weird looks. Passengers sipping coffee in toasty cars stare at them. People on the busses shiver slightly when they watch them run by.