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Female Athlete of the Month: Samantha Hill

Female Athlete of the Month: Samantha Hill

By Balinda Zimmerman   Samantha Hill was born as an only child to Randy and Shirley Hill in August of 2000.  She arrived at St. Joe hospital in Ypsilanti and has lived in the Willis area all of her life. Her parents both work just a few miles from home, at Faurecia. Samantha has enjoyed […]

Female Athlete of the Month: Mary Racette

Female Athlete of the Month: Mary Racette

By Balinda Zimmerman Mary Racette was born to as the middle child of Richard and Ann Racette, February, 2000 in Holland, Ohio. Both parents attended Gabriel Richard in Downriver where Ann loved drama and Richard played hockey. Her parents had moved to Ohio when her father took a job with Chrysler, and they moved back […]

Male Athlete of the Month: Ben Pyle

Male Athlete of the Month: Ben Pyle

By Balinda Zimmerman Ben Pyle was born in October 1999 at the University of Michigan hospital in Ann Arbor. Ben is the second of three boys born to Barry and Natalie Pyle, both from Fort Wayne, Indiana. The family resides in Ypsilanti and attends Milan as a school of choice. Ben comes from a line […]

Male athlete of the month: Hunter Aeschbacher 

Male athlete of the month: Hunter Aeschbacher 

By Balinda Zimmerman Hunter was born to Jennifer McGhee Aeschbacher and Tom Aeschbacher of West Virginia and Buffalo, New York respectively. He is the older of two boys, arriving November of 2000 at St. Joe Hospital in Ann Arbor. His 12-year-old brother, Logan, is also an athlete and attends Milan Middle School. Hunter comes from […]

Female athlete of the month: Mackenzie Crawford

Female athlete of the month: Mackenzie Crawford

By Balinda Zimmerman Mackenzie Crawford was born to Mary Blevins Crawford and Michael Crawford at U-M Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She arrived along with her twin brother Ethan in February 2001, joining an older brother, Patrick, and older sister, Christina. Mackenzie began taking an interest in gymnastics and diving around the age of five […]