SAC Sound-off: Meet Owosso's Matt Freeman

April 11, 2012

Matt Freeman is a big part of the Owosso football program -- he's 6-foot-2 and 270 pounds and made his all-league team last season -- and will continue to be a big part of the MHSAA's Student Advisory Council as a senior next fall.  He's one of eight juniors on the council; members are selected at the end of their sophomores years and serve two-year terms.

Matt Freeman, Owosso junior

  • Sports: Football, basketball, golf
  • Non-sports activities: Hunting, farming, drummer, theater
  • Favorite class: Weight lifting
  • Must-see TV: ESPN SportCenter
  • One shining moment: Coming back from 15 down to beat Corunna in basketball this season.
  • What’s next: Hopefully, college football. If not, then a small college, and coming home on weekends. Working with my hands – nothing behind a desk.
  • My favorite part of game day is: ... at school, knowing most of the people you see never get the opportunity to be on a team, and knowing you are lucky to be on the team you are on.

    PHOTO: Owosso's Matt Freeman (64) makes a tackle during last season's game against DeWitt. He plays on both the offensive and defensive lines.

    Performance of the Week: St. Johns' Isabel Thelen

    May 23, 2024

    Isabel Thelen headshotIsabel Thelen ♦ St. Johns
    Senior ♦ Tennis

    Playing as part of St. Johns’ singles lineup for the fourth season – and at No. 1 singles for the second straight – Thelen will bring a 22-1 record into next weekend’s Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals at Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University. Thelen won her Regional last week, giving up only five games total in sweeping all three matches that day while also helping the Redwings finish runner-up to advance to the Finals as a team.

    All of Thelen’s wins this spring have come in two sets, and her only loss was to Battle Creek Lakeview’s Maddy Simonds, who will be playing in the Division 2 Finals next weekend. Thelen also claimed the No. 1 singles championship at the Capital Area Activities Conference Red Tournament on Tuesday, winning both matches 6-0, 6-0. She’s a combined 91-10 during her high school career, and she also capped her basketball career this winter earning all-area and all-league honors. She will study next at Lansing Community College, possibly health sciences.

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    Past 2023-24 Honorees

    May 16: Ally Katinas, Novi lacrosse - Report
    May 9:
    Peter Roehl, Rochester Adams - Report
    May 2:
    Lilah Smith, Richland Gull Lake soccer - Report
    April 25:
    Mason Mayne, Lawton track & field - Report
    April 18:
    Alli Wright, Jenison softball - Report
    April 11:
    Chloe Wishart, Trenton soccer - Report
    March 28:
    Jenna Maki, Ishpeming basketball - Report
    March 22:
    Jaremiah Palmer, Niles Brandywine basketball - Report
    March 15:
    Leah Hodge, North Farmington gymnastics - Report
    March 8:
    Darius Marines, Detroit Catholic Central wrestling - Report
    March 1:
    Rylee Smith, Zeeland West bowling - Report
    Feb. 22:
    Caleb Lewandowski, Traverse City West skiing - Report
    Feb. 15:
    Jadin Mix, Onaway basketball - Report
    Feb. 8:
    Onalee Wallis, Cadillac skiing - Report
    Feb. 1:
    Abbey DeGraw, Rochester Hills Stoney Creek competitive cheer - Report
    Jan. 25:
    Ewan Todd, Riverview swimming - Report
    Jan. 18:
    Ashley Weller, Jackson Northwest basketball - Report
    Jan. 11:
    Michael Baldwin, Saginaw Arthur Hill wrestling - Report
    Dec. 15:
    Jena Fijolek, Fenton bowling - Report
    Dec. 8:
    Sophia Wagner, Escanaba gymnastics - Report
    Dec. 1:
    Isaiah Marshall, Southfield Arts & Technology football - Report
    Nov. 24:
    Sarah Bradley, Clarkston Everest Collegiate volleyball - Report
    Nov. 17:
    Kalieb Osborne, Waterford Mott football - Report
    Nov. 10:
    Tekalegn Vlasma, Muskegon Western Michigan Christian soccer - Report
    Nov. 3:
    Colton Kinnie, Birmingham Seaholm football - Report
    Oct. 27:
    Lauren Timpf, Macomb Lutheran North golf - Report
    Oct. 20:
    Alena Li, Okemos golf - Report
    Oct. 13:
    Seth Norder, Grand Haven cross country - Report
    Oct. 5:
    Paige Anderson, Muskegon Reeths-Puffer golf - Report
    Sept. 29:
    MacKenzie Bisballe, Lake City volleyball - Report
    Sept. 22:
    Jhace Massey, Gladwin football - Report
    Sept. 15:
    Kaylee Draper, Sturgis swimming - Report
    Sept. 8:
    Owen Jackson, Traverse City St. Francis tennis - Report
    Sept. 1:
    Rachel Forsyth, Ann Arbor Pioneer cross country - Report

    (Action photo by Alex Parsons; headshot by Iryshe Photography.)