LATE                                                                                                                    ADOPTED - MARCH 22, 2005

Agenda Item No. 20


Introduced by Commissioner Steve Dougan of the:








WHEREAS, on March 19, 2005, Holt High School defeated Romulus, 65-62, for the Michigan High School Athletic Association Class A boys state basketball championship; and


WHEREAS, the victory completed a 26-2 season for the Rams which included four overtime victories en route to the Capital Area Activities Conference championship; and


WHEREAS, the state championship was Holt's first ever in boys basketball and first appearance in the state championship game since a runner-up finish in the Class B championship in 1974, and


WHEREAS, the Rams' tournament path included a 58-54 overtime victory against Benton Harbor, which had been the state's top-ranked team, for the regional championship; followed by a 52-46 victory over Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central in the state quarterfinal game and a 60-57 come-from-behind victory over Grosse Pointe North in the state semifinals; and


WHEREAS, the state championship completes 20 years of successful coaching for head coach Bruce Larner,


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Ingham County Board of Commissioners congratulates the Holt Rams basketball team members on their great success, and wishes good luck in all life's endeavors to team members Andy Clark, Tyler Reed, John Lierman, Paul Crosby, Muhammad El-Amin, Mikhail Eiseler, Ty Motley, John Roche, Jake Tropf, Jake Moreno, Jarek Kaschyk, Nick Rogell, Matt Naeyaert, Joe Powers, and Tyler Schrauben, team manager Phil McKay and student trainer Rachel Gladstone.


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED the Board of Commissioners congratulates head coach Bruce Larner, assistant coach Ben Bakken, and athletic director Rick Schmidt and the faculty and staff of Holt High School on the accomplishments of these young men.


SS\       Steve Dougan