Flivvers’ Unger to continue as MHSAA representative

EAST LANSING — Kingsford athletic director Al Unger will continue to represent Class A and B schools in the Upper Peninsula following Michigan High School Athletic Association elections.

The elections were held to fill positions on the MHSAA’s representative council.

He will begin a seventh year in December with the MHSAA.

St. Ignace superintendent Don Gustafson was re-elected as one of two junior high/middle school representatives.

MHSAA Representative Council is the 19-member legislative body of the MHSAA. All but five members are elected by member schools.

Four members are appointed by the Council to facilitate representation of females and minorities. The 19th position is occupied by the Superintendent of Public Instruction or designee.

Council meets three times annually, and five members convene monthly during the school year to form the MHSAA’s Executive Committee, which reviews appeals of Handbook regulations by member schools.

Additional elections took place to select representatives to the Upper Peninsula Athletic Committee. Escanaba athletic director Nick Nolde was elected to represent Class A and B schools, and Ishpeming Westwood athletic director Jon Beckman was elected to represent Class C schools. Rapid River athletic director Rick Pepin was elected to represent Class D schools.