It was state finals weekend for the boys golf teams around Michigan. Several divisions of high school golf teams would head to their respective golf courses to participate in the Lower Peninsula MHSAA state championships during the weekend. State finals for boys high school golf takes place over the course of two days on June 11th and 12th.

The teams play two rounds separated on the two different days. Teams play on 18 holes of golf action in each round, with the scores added up for the total tournament. Top teams place for team state championships, and individual golfers battle it out for individual state championships and top ten finishes. 

The Hillsdale Academy would have one of their most successful regular seasons in the school’s sports history. The Hillsdale Academy boys golf team, led by Head Coach Charlie Blood, finished the regular season undefeated in league jamboree play in the SCAA. The Colts would head to the regional tournament held in Grass Lake, Michigan to have a chance to qualify as a team or individually for the MHSAA LP D4 State Finals.

The Hillsdale Academy Colts finished in second place overall for the regional championship, which would qualify them for the state finals as a team. Top three teams per regional tournament qualified for the state finals. 

The Hillsdale Academy team would travel up to the pristine golf course called The Fortress. The Fortress, an 18 hole golf course located in Frankenmuth, Michigan, would be the site of the D4 State Finals. The Hillsdale Academy golf team would go up against 17 other schools that were all in the top three at their regional championship events.

Over 100 team and individual golfers would qualify for the state championship. The Fortress features a landscape designed to replicate the early Scottish roots of golf. Featuring bent-grass tees, greens and fairways that surround 75 bunkers, the teams and individual golfers would have a tough two-day state finals to determine who would be crowned champion. 

The Hillsdale Academy boys golf team would have a successful day on the greens, finishing with a final team total of 703 strokes for the entire state finals tournament. This would be good enough for a top ten finish as a team for the Colts. They would finish in sixth place. Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic, Lansing Christian, and Charlevoix would be your top three finishers in that order. Kalamazoo Hackett finished with a total score of 640. 

The Colt’s sixth place finish in the D4 State Finals is the best finish the team has had in the state finals in school history. The historical achievement for the team was aided by the individual standout performances from each of Hillsdale’s golfers.

Hillsdale Academy's Rykert Frisinger

Rykert Frisinger, a Freshman for the Colts, would lead the way during both days of the tournament for his team. Rykert Frisinger finished with a final total of 158 for both days of the tournament. Frisinger finished out day 1 with a total of 77. This was good enough

Twenty high-achieving students will begin their college careers in Omaha this fall as members of the College of Business Administration (CBA) Scholars Academy.

Designed for business students studying at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO), the CBA Scholars Academy is welcoming its seventh cohort since the program began in 2015.

Representing 18 different high schools, they come from eleven cities spanning three states.

The following students are members of the 2021 freshman cohort:

Name Hometown High School
Ishani Adidam Omaha, NE Millard North HS
Johnnah Bailey Omaha, NE Omaha North HS
Daniel Baron Omaha, NE Millard West HS
Emily Bousquet Lincoln, NE Lincoln Pius X HS
Jerry Brito-Mendoza Omaha, NE Omaha South HS
Grant Coleman Lees Summit, MO Lee’s Summit West HS
Kathia Dimas Crete, NE Crete HS
Carissa Gottschalk Seward, NE Seward HS
Theresa Howard Omaha, NE VJ & Angela Skutt Cath HS
Chloe Johnson Tabor, IA Fremont Mills Jr-Sr HS
Carley Keller Papillion, NE Papillion-LaVista South HS
Maeve McCoy Gothenburg, NE Gothenburg HS
Miles McDonald Omaha, NE Millard West HS
Shelsey Portillo Omaha, NE Omaha South HS
Cambri Rolfes Waterloo, NE Elkhorn South HS
Sophia Rubenstein Papillion, NE Omaha Bryan HS
Silas Sorilla Lincoln, NE Lincoln Southwest HS
Jocelyn Tena Vigil Schuyler, NE Schuyler Central HS
Joshua Varner Wahoo, NE Bishop Neumann HS
Ellison Vavra Omaha, NE Omaha Burke HS

CBA Scholars receive financial support — a minimum $5,000 annual scholarship, awarded over four years, for a total of $20,000 — mentoring from business professionals, hands-on leadership opportunities, an international travel experience, and other personal and professional development programming.

The Academy selects students who demonstrate commitment, passion, character, generosity, initiative, and academic excellence. Applications for the 2022 cohort will be accepted starting October 2021.

For more information, visit or contact Bethany Hughes, program director: 402.554.3192 or [email protected]