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Lisa Allmendinger on August 18th, 2017

Girls Swim and Dive: Chelsea 125, Bedford 75

Varsity Football: Chelsea 24, Tecumseh 0

Golf: 3 wins in quad match

Varsity Soccer: Chelsea 2, Bedford 2

JV Soccer: Chelsea 4, Bedford 2

Girls X-C: wins New Boston Huron Invite

Boys X-C: 2nd in Spartan Invite

Field hockey: Saline 4, Chelsea 0

Tennis: Chelsea 8, Dexter 0

Frosh football: Chelsea 38, Tecumseh 0

JV football: Chelsea 27, Tecumseh 8

Volleyball: 18-9-1 (5-1 SEC White)

Lisa Allmendinger on September 19th, 2017

Courtesy photo. Katie Fox.

By Lisa Carolin

It has been 15 years since 17-year-old Katie Fox, a student at Chelsea High School, was killed in a car crash. Three of her closest friends are planning a memorial walk in Katie’s honor on Saturday, Sept. 23.

It’s called the Katie Fox Memorial Walk to Make a Difference and is a 5K walk at Hudson Mills Metro Park. Katie’s friends Lisa Smith Tubbs, KC McCormick and Candell Graff, who all graduated from Chelsea High School in 2003, are planning the event.

“KC, Candell and I were going to walk with our families and decided to extend the invitation to Lynn Fox (Katie’s mom) and then opened it up to other people,” said Smith Tubbs. “Katie was a really generous person. She was always kind and thinking about other people. Time has passed since her death, but it’s still sad and hard especially when you think about what might have been. We want to take the grief we have and do something positive with it.”

“I think it’s appropriate that we’re having a walk in honor of Katie because so many of us who knew her have memories of being at Hudson Mills with her,” said McCormick. “Katie loved running, in a way that could inspire even my 16-year-old sports averse self to join the cross country team, and even though she was significantly faster than me, she knew the best way to encourage was to run alongside me and go at my pace. She was very generous and supportive like that.”

The Katie Fox Memorial Walk to Make a Difference begins at 11 a.m. at the Pine View Pavilion at Hudson Mills. Participants as well as those unable to participate are encouraged to make a donation in Katie’s name to one of the following charities: https://www.gofundme.com/aide-aux-victimes-quebec (Building two wells in Conakry, Guinea in memory of all the victims lost in the terrorist attack of Quebec on Jan. 29, 2017); http://www.humanesociety.org/ (Humane Society Texas-Rescuing animals impacted by Hurricane Harvey); http://thesafehavennetwork.org/donate/ (The Safe Haven Network is a shelter referral service that facilitates temporary boarding for the pets of domestic violence victims); or to a charity of your choice.

“Hopefully, a ripple of kindness, generosity, empathy, and hope will spread through the group that gathers on Saturday, Sept.23 to remember Katie,” said Graff. “This is important to Katie’s legacy because she was always thinking outside the box, daring, and stealing people’s affections with her kindness. If she knew the right decision to make, she stepped out quickly and humbly. If she were alive today, she would wonder why “making a difference” is so special, and know that everyone should be doing it. That idea embodied her at such a young age, which takes most of us a lifetime to understand.”

“I think those of us who knew Katie believed that she would go on to do something great and make an impact on the world around her,” said McCormick. “This is a way for us to make that a reality. Just because she isn’t here to do it herself doesn’t mean it can’t be done in her honor.”


Lisa Allmendinger on September 19th, 2017

(Chelsea Update would like to thank Jordan Miller for the information in this story.)

The Chelsea Boys Varsity Soccer team came away from a 3-game week with two wins and a tie.

The team started out hosting South Lyon East on Monday evening and scored a season-high 7 goals while keeping a clean sheet. Senior Cullen Lindsey tallied 4 goals, Senior Josh Kowalski, junior David Thoms, and junior Noah French also found the back of the net.

On Tuesday, they traveled to Ypsilanti to face Lincoln. The battled to a 3-0 victory marking the 3rd shutout of the year of goalkeeper Logan Mahalak and the defense. Josh Kowalski scored his fifth goal of the season, Jason Moise finished a penalty kick, and Jacob Schultz scored the first goal of his high school career. 

Finally, on Thursday the team hosted Bedford at home. The team got out to a fast start with a goal from Cullen Lindsey in the opening minutes but found themselves down 2-1 at halftime. They battled back to a 2-2 tie when Josh Kowalski poked it home after a scramble in the box but were unable to break the deadlock, despite several dangerous chances. They are now 4-2-3 on the season.

JV Team

The JV team marked 3 consecutive victories on the week, with come from behind wins against both Lincoln and Bedford. Freshman Will Barhite broke the JV record for most goals with his 14th on the season. 

Chelsea will travel to Pinckney and Ypsilanti this week and try to continue their positive momentum.


Lisa Allmendinger on September 19th, 2017


Lisa Allmendinger on September 19th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 19th, 2017

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Lisa Allmendinger on September 19th, 2017


Lisa Allmendinger on September 19th, 2017


Lisa Allmendinger on September 19th, 2017


Lisa Allmendinger on September 19th, 2017

Marcella Mae Wojtas of Chelsea, age 92, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017 at Superior Woods in Ypsilanti.

She was born April 11, 1925 in Middletown, Illinois, the daughter of William Thomas and Nellie (Moutardier) McGrew.

Marcella was one of eleven kids. During World War II, she was part of the Rosie the Riveter era, as she helped produce war supplies. She retired from Ford Motor Company as a quality control inspector. Marcella attended St. Paul United Church of Christ in Chelsea. She enjoyed traveling, cooking, and crocheting.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Sept. 22, 11 a.m. at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Chelsea, with Rev. Wallace Tatara officiating. Burial will be at Cadillac Memorial Gardens West in Westland, Michigan.

The family will receive friends at the Cole Funeral Chapel Thursday 5-8 p.m. and at the church Friday 10-11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, 1169 Oak Valley Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48108 or St. Paul United Church of Christ, 14600 E. Old US Hwy 12, Chelsea, MI 48118.

For the full obituary, please click here.


Lisa Allmendinger on September 18th, 2017

Photo by Burrill Strong.

By Allen Wright

Slideshow by Burrill Strong

The Chelsea Bulldogs varsity football team bounced back in style from a tough loss last week as they blanked the Tecumseh Indians 24-0 on a very warm night. The Bulldogs seemed to be clicking on all cylinders as the offense came alive and a defense that gave up 19 points the previous game, gave up no points and forced six turnovers.

After going 3 and out on their first drive, the Bulldogs were able to get the ball back after senior middle linebacker Owen Nikischer made an interception. Five plays and a minute later, it was Bulldog quarterback Thomas Steele busting into the end zone for the score. Both teams battled back and forth with their tough defenses but the Bulldogs were able to put together a 10-play drive midway through the second quarter. Steele again burst into the end zone from 6 yards out to put the Bulldogs up 14-0.

With the Indians driving near the end of the second quarter, it was Nikischer getting his second pick of the night and stalling the Indian’s drive, sending the Bulldogs into the half up 14-0.

After the half, the Indians received the kick but at the 10-minute mark of their first post half drive, it was Nikischer again getting his third pick of the night to give Chelsea great field position, which led to another score – a 25-yard pass from Steele to Aaron McDaniels.

“Getting those interceptions, that just felt amazing,” Nikischer said. “It’s something the defense has been struggling with, getting turnovers and being able to get those three really changed our intensity.”

The Bulldogs were able to hold on and keep the Indians off the board and get their third victory of the season, and their second on the road.

The Bulldogs were led by Thomas Steele with 56 yards rushing while Jack Smith got 48 for the Bulldogs on only 6 carries. Aaron McDaniels had 47 yards on 12 carries.

The Bulldogs stingy defense, which held the Indians to just only 192 yards total offense, was led by Blake Engler with 11 total tackles and Andy Xiao with 7. The defense also forced 3 fumbles.

“I’m so happy we were able to come back after last week’s loss and get the win,” said Nikischer. “We were able to come back and answer.”

Chelsea will head home next Friday, Sept. 22 to host the Adrian Maples. Kickoff is 7 p.m.