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Male Athlete of the Month: Michael Furtney

Male Athlete of the Month: Michael Furtney

By Balinda Zimmerman   Michael Furtney (Mike) was born August, 2000 at St. Joe Hospital to Matt and Ellen  Sackett Furtney who lived in Deerfield, Michigan at the time. The family later welcomed Evan who is two years younger than his brother, Michael.  Ellen Furtney was an all around athlete at Britton high school playing […]

Female Athlete of the Month: Madelyn (Cody) Cislo

Female Athlete of the Month: Madelyn (Cody) Cislo

By Balinda Zimmerman Madelyn (Mady) Cislo was born June, 2000 to Andrew and Kari Csokasy Cislo. Andrew’s family are fourth generation Milan residents and Kari comes from Tecumseh. The family welcomed her brother Ben three years later and the family has never lived anywhere but here. Her mom, Kari was a swimmer and her dad played basketball […]

Male Athlete of the Month: Gabe Peacock

Male Athlete of the Month: Gabe Peacock

By Balinda Zimmerman   Gabe Peacock was born June 2000 in Ypsilanti Michigan to Eric and Dawn Peacock. Eric graduated from Wayne Memorial High School and Dawn graduated from L’Anse Creuse in Harrison Township. They married and moved to Milan before Gabe and his older brother Ben were born so Milan is the only hometown […]

Female Athlete of the Month: Haylie Ritchie

Female Athlete of the Month: Haylie Ritchie

By Balinda Zimmerman  Haylie Ritchie is the only daughter born to Carrie and Martin Ritchie, September 2000 in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She has one brother, Joey, who is two years younger and attends Milan High School with Haylie. Haylie began playing T-ball at age 4, softball around the age of 8 and travel ball by the […]

Male Athlete of the Month: Tyler Helzerman

Male Athlete of the Month: Tyler Helzerman

By Balinda Zimmerman   Tyler Helzerman was born January 2003 to Chuck and Jenni Helzerman.  He has two older sisters, Danielle ((20) and Mickayla (17), both graduated from Milan High School.  The family has a boxer named Diesel whom Tyler calls his younger brother. Anyone who knows Diesel knows Diesel thinks he is a human. […]

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