Bryce Lipovsky, Morgan Kimmel Commit to Universities
Harrison Athletes Sign National Letters of Intent
By Dianne Alward-Biery
Cleaver Staff Writer
HARRISON –Football National Signing Day, Feb. 6, served as the backdrop for another auspicious event at Harrison High School. That day, two more of its senior athletes were recognized for signing letters of intent with two different institutions of higher learning. These athletes will be evolving from fierce Hornets into formidable beasts of the wild: one a Timberwolf, the other a Wildcat.
Bryce Lipovsky, 18, signed his letter Tuesday to play NCAA football for Northwood University in Midland. HHS Athletic Director Joe Ashcroft described Lipovsky as an outstanding student with a 4.0 grade-point-average.
“He also is All-State in football, First Team All-Conference,” Ashcroft said.
Bryce is the son of Jamie and Tammi Lipovsky, and the fact that Bryce’s dad is the varsity football coach made the letter-signing extra special in the Lipovsky household. Bryce said he was impressed with the coaching staff at Northwood because their style and philosophy of balance in athletics and studies matched his dad’s.
Morgan Kimmel, 18, had already signed her letter, but participated Tuesday to ensure the recognition she rightly deserves. Kimmel began cheering when she was only 4, and has been active as a cheerleader for three years at HHS. Morgan is headed to Marquette to fulfill her commitment to cheerlead with the cheer club at Northern Michigan University. Morgan said it will be much different than high school, in part because the single co-ed team cheers for all NMU sports. Ashcroft described Kimmel as another great student who has a 3.68 grade-point average.
“She’s a great student athlete,” Ashcroft said. “We haven’t had many girls who go on to cheerlead in school, so this is kind of nice.”
Morgan is the daughter of Terry and Kim Kimmel, and her cheerleading coach is Kim Mott.
On hand at the signing were school administrators, faculty, coaches, family and friends, all to give these two exceptional student athletes the sendoff they deserve.