Sen. Schmidt welcomes state champion St. Ignace La Salle Saints to Capitol

LANSING, Mich. — The 2015 Michigan High School Athletic Association Class D state champion girls basketball team from St. Ignace La Salle High School was honored with a special tribute by state Sen. Wayne Schmidt on Thursday.

The Saints, who defeated Pittsford on March 21 at Michigan State University’s Breslin Center, overcame a state-record-tying 20-point deficit to win 64-60, bringing home the state title to the Upper Peninsula.

“I could not be more proud of this team and its accomplishment in winning the state championship,” said Schmidt, R-Traverse City. “For high schoolers to display such an act of maturity to overcome seemingly insurmountable odds in a high-pressure situation with heart, determination and teamwork serves as an inspiration. It speaks to the character of them as individuals, their parents and coaches, and of the St. Ignace community. It’s an honor to represent them in the state Senate and present them with a special tribute.”

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Sen. Schmidt announces April “coffee hours”

LANSING, Mich. – State Sen. Wayne Schmidt announced he will be holding several “coffee hours” throughout the 37th District this month.

The senator will be available to answer questions and provide information and assistance, as well as take suggestions on issues affecting communities and businesses in the district. No appointment is necessary.

For more information or to contact Schmidt, please visit or call 517-373-2413.

Sen. Schmidt’s April coffee hours are as follows:

April 6
Noon – 1 p.m.
Kingsley Town Hall
207 S. Brownson Ave.
Kingsley, MI

April 17
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Walker Cisler Center Galley
Lake Superior State University
650 W. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI

April 24
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Grand Traverse Pie Co.
101 N. Park St.
Traverse City, MI

April 25
3 – 4 p.m.
590 Bridge St.
St. Ignace, MI