Pack Moves On In District Play
The Packers hosted Newaygo on Tuesday evening for the first round of district play. The final was a decisive 7-0 Packer victory. Alaina Wachter and Bre Harris netted two goals each while Natalie Jamieson, Taylor Crowley, and Holly Kortge added single tallies. Calla Miller connected for two assists while Harris and Kortge added one apiece. Lexie Luchies made 3 saves on 3 shots for the Packers. The Packers outshot the Lions 28-3. Fremont advances to play Whitehall at Whitehall on Thursday afternoon.
Cloud Thunders Past Wildcats
White Cloud blasted their way into Saturday’s District Tournament with a resounding 15-0 3 inning victory over Walkerville Tuesday.
Hannah Brown led the offensive onslaught with a pair of triples and 3 RBI’s and Hallie Schultz set down the 9 batters she faced striking out 5 from the slab.Schultz also collected 3 hits including a triple and an RBI.
Olivia Bowman and Allison Schultz each singled and doubled while Elexis Plotts and Madison Smith each had a hit and drove in a pair of runs and Madeleine Seabrook had a triple.
The Cloud moves to a 10am contest with Big Rapids Crossroads beginning at 10am in Hesperia. The winner of that game will face the Hesperia/Holton survivor for the District title at 2pm.
West Michigan Invitational
Many of the top track athletes in our area competed in the West Michigan Invitational Wednesday evening at Reeths Puffer High School.
In Girls competition DaSheona Holland of White Cloud ran past a group of speedsters to finish with top honors in the 100m run with a time of 13:04. Holland then stepped to the line and ran a fourth (26.71) in the 200m.
The 4x800 team of Katie Nicolas, Riley Sweet, Kendra Fowler and Hannah Hamilton fired off a 9:56.55 time to capture third. Individually Fowler added a 4th place finish in the 800m (2:25.13), Hamilton snared fifth in the 3200 (11:33.25) and Nicolas secured seventh in the 400m (1:02.50). Packer Leah Converse also finished in the top ten in the 3200 with a time of 12:24.68.
The Cloud’s Ella Bowman took fifth in the 1600m running a 5:33.33 with Maya Reeve hurling the discus to a fifth place notch (105-11) and Janessa Shepard grabbing eighth in the shot put with a 31:07 heave.
The Lone Lion among top finishers was Kendall Mathis who leapt to a 6th place finish (4-08) in the high jump.
Hesperia’s Delaney Yates ran a personal record of 50.71 for a 6th place spot in the 300m Hurdles and fellow Panther Nicole Kinney placed tenth (7-06)in pole vault.
For the Boys Chase Konicki (3rd, 46-04.0) and TJ Railling (5th, 43-04.5) shined in the shot put while their Tiger teammate Benny Gonzales grabbed seventh in the 110 Hurdles (16.42). The Grant relay team of David Jaimes, Colten Covington, Eli Bradley, and Spencer Cole took seventh in the 4x800 with an 8:27.06 ,
White Cloud sprinter Darrion Holland took 4th in the 400m (50.95) and eighth in the 200m (23.59) and Cloud leaper Steven Holt finished in the top ten long jumpers flying to 19.01.
Five Lions cracked the top ten led by Tyler Bergers 5th place pole vault of 12-06. David Gonzales flew to seventh (19-08.25) in the long jump, Brian Gomez fired off a seventh place toss of the discus (109.05), Ryan Brummel ran to 9th in the 3200m (10.21.39) and Jarrod Wismar took tenth in the 400m with a 55.67.
Panther Trentyn Gleason hit fourth in the 300 Hurdles (42.58) after a tenth in the 110 Hurdles (17.25)
Packer Wessley Ekkel went 5-06 for an eighth in the high jump and Seth Vogel notched ninth in discus with a 107-05.
The Fremont relay team of Colton Best, Adam Ward ,Ben Schmidt, and Nathan Walker combined for an 8th place run in the 4x800.
And then there was a little matter of a 1-2 Packer finish in the 3200, a race we’ll let Packer Coach Cliff Somers describe.
“If you were lucky enough, as a Fremont supporter, to attend last nights West Michigan Invitational (formerly the Chronicle All-Star meet for us old timers) and stay for the 3200 run you got to see a pretty special performance. Ben Schmidt (Sr) and Nathan Walker (Fr) placed 1st and 2nd, both with PR’s. Ben took the pace out from the gun leading the entire race. He pulled a pack through the mile at around 4:37, meet record pace, and kept rolling. The pack quickly started to fall apart after the mile where Nathan moved up into 2nd and started to break away also. Ben really ran strong the second mile slowing only slightly to record a time of 9:20.0 just missing the meet record of 9:18.7 (Guy Jacobson – Whitehall), and our school record of 9:19.74 (Riley Klingel). There was a lot of hype during the race as the announcer let the crowd know that Ben was on meet record pace. The meet record was set in 1979, the first year of the meet. Ben’s time is the second fastest run at the meet which is pretty impressive considering the level of competition there every year. Nathan ran a strong 2nd mile also to run away from the rest of the competitors to record a 9:31.6, a time that would have won the meet many years. “
All results can be found here - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=319654&show=all
Paybacks For Packers
Fremont 5 Reed City 2
The Packers hosted the Coyotes of Reed City on Monday afternoon. Several weeks ago Reed City handed the Packers a 5-1 conference loss. In the rematch Fremont turned the tables on the Coyotes with a 5-2 win. Bre Harris netted two goals while Taylor Crowley, Natalie Jamieson and Holly Kortge all added single goals. Calla Miller ended with two assists for the Packers and Claire Whittle added another. Haven Reed and Taylor Harrison were the goal scorers for Reed City. Fremont outshot Reed City 14-7. Lexie Luchies made 5 saves for the Packers while Olivia Addington made 9 saves for the Coyotes. The Packers moved to 10-7-1 overall.
Cloud Splits With Coyotes
White Cloud 1-5 Reed City 4-4
In Game 1, a couple of loosely played innings and missed opportunities with runners in scoring positions were too much to overcome against a good Coyote team as the girls fell by a score of 4 -1. Hannah Brown had 2 hits with a 2B, Hallie Schulz added 2 hits and Allison Schulz had a 2B.
The 2nd game saw the Lady Indians get out to a 5 – 0 lead with 2 in the 2nd and 1 in the 3rd, 4th and 6th and hold off a late Reed City rally for a 5 – 4 win. Hallie Schulz had 3 hits with a 2B and 2 RBI’s. Kara Davis had 3 hits, Jordan Bulk had 2 hits with an RBI, Olivia Bowman had 2 hits with a 2B and Madison Smith doubled and drove in 1. Kara Davis got the win.
The Tigers played some great tennis at the Regional tournament Thursday. The team finished in 4th place with 13 points. Only 5 points shy of qualifying for the state tournament, which the top 3 teams did. Cruz and Ovalle at 3D beat North Muskegon in a long battle going 3 sets to open up doubles action. Keelean, Cole, and Arends quickly won their first round matches. The Tigers 4 doubles team of Pleune and Pascoe fought back to win the 2nd set in their semi finals match vs the #2 set, but couldn't quite get the upset. Emma Hetler filled in at 2 dubs with another freshman Patin to take the first round victory. Presler and Stong had to face a senior duo in the form of a seeded West Catholic team, but competed hard right to the end having many deuce games.Kirstyn Throop was the #1 seed at 4 singles and only lost 4 games in her 3 matches in route to the regional championship.
“This is the first time in tennis program history that the Tigers have had a Regional Flight Champion.
“ Great work and a great season ladies,” said Coach Zerlaut
Photos by Alexis Mercer
Grant and Newaygo track teams competed at the Kent City Regional on Friday, May 18.
Colten Covington qualified for the State Meet in the 3200 meter run with an additional qualifier time of 10:03. Benny Gonzales qualified by taking 2nd in the 110 meter high hurdles with a time of 16.37 seconds. The 4 x 800 meter relay team of David Jaimes, Colten Covington, Eli Bradley and Spencer Cole qualified with a 2nd place finish and a time of 8:28.
The following athletes earned medals by placing in the top 8: Jared Evans in the 200 meters; Spencer Cole and David Jaimes in the 800 meter run; Benny Gonzales in the 300 meter hurdles; Trevor Lowry, Brett Long, Benny Gonzales, and Johann Vega in the 4 x 200 meter relay; Johann Vega, Spencer Cole, David Jaimes and Jared Evans in the 4 x 400 meter relay; Chaise Konicki in both the Shot Put and Discus; Hunter Humphreys and Brett Long in the high jump; and Benny Gonzales in the pole vault.
Two Newaygo athletes qualified for the State Meet at Comstock Park on June 2nd. David Gonzalez in the long jump with a distance of 19'10" and a 2nd place finish, and Tylor Bergers in pole vault with a height of 12'3".
The following athletes earned medals (placing in the top 8): Nolan Brockway in the 110 high hurdles, Jarrod Wismar in the 400 dash, Dalton Jones, David Gonzalez, Zachary Rodriguez and Anthony Hudson in the 4 x 100 meter relay, Samantha Dosch, Haleigh Schmitt, Liza Nausadis and Ellie Nausadis in the 4 x 800 meter relay, and Daisy Hagen in the shot put.
Grant and Newaygo's complete Regional results: https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/319790/results
Fremont track & field competed in Allendale today in the regional meet. The girls 4x800 team: Katie Nicholas (Jr), Riley Sweet Sr),
Kendra Fowler (Jr) and Hannah Hamilton (Jr) finished 6th with a state qualifying time of 10:02. Two boys qualified in the 3200,
Ben Schmidt (Sr )finished 2nd at 9:32 and Nathan Walker (Fr) finished 3rd at 9:40. Hannah Hamilton also qualified in the 3200 finishing 3rd with a time of 11:29. They will compete at the state meet on Saturday, June 2nd.
All Regional Results for Fremont can be found at https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/meet/319782/results
Grant Netters Finish Strong
Tigers heading to South Christian for Thursday Regionals
The Tigers defended their home court in their last dual match of the year against Sparta Tuesday night. The girls swept the match showing some grit by coming back after losing the first set in three different flights.
The team was powered by seniors Emerson Cole at #2 singles 5-7 7-6 (9-7) 10-6 and Miriam Delgado assisted by freshman Sydney Patin at #2 doubles 5-7 6-1 10-5. Olivia Keelean won her 12th match at #1 singles, Jill Arends locked up her 14th win at 3S not giving up a single game, and Kirstyn Throop chalked up win #19 at 4th singles. Elvira Cruz and Cecilia Ovalle won 4-6 6-4 10-4 for their 13th win at #3 doubles. Brooklyn Presler and Kathryn Stong only gave up 3 games to win at the top doubles spot. Kaitlin Pascoe and Liberty Pleune won in straight sets going 6-2 in the second. The Tigers are heading to South Christian Thursday for the Regionals.
Double Sweep For The Cloud
Brown collects 16 RBIs in 4 games
White Cloud 16-17 Hesperia 1-7
Monday night for the 2nd time in 6 days the Varsity Girls faced Hesperia in a doubleheader. This was a make-up date from April 20th postponed due to the mild spring we had. The girls scored in every inning, getting 6 in the 3rd on the way to a 16 – 1 4 inning win. Hannah Brown went 4 for 4 with a 2B and a 2 run Home Run and collected 7 RBI’s. Madeleine Seabrook had 3 hits with a 2B, Hallie Schulz and Cierra Kneeshaw each had 3 hits, Allison Schulz had 2 hits and Jordan Bulk added a hit and 2 RBI’s. Hallie Schulz got the win from the circle.
In the 2nd game, after falling behind 3 – 2 after 1, the girls sent 16 batters to the plate and rallied for 12 runs in the 2nd. Hannah Brown had a 2B and a 2 run HR and 4 RBI’s. Madeleine Seabrook, Olivia Bowman and Kara Davis each had 3 hits, Hallie Schulz had a 2B and 3 RBI’s, Allison Schulz and Madison Smith each had 2 hits with a 2B and 2 RBI’s for a 17 – 7 5 inning win. Kara Davis picked up the win.
White Cloud 6-6 Morley Stanwood 2-4
Tuesday, the Lady Indians jumped out to a 4 run lead in the 1st inning on the way to a 6 – 2 win. Hannah Brown had 3 hits including 2 doubles and 2 RBI’s, Madeleine Seabrook had 3 hits with a triple and Jordan Bulk added a 2B. Hallie Schulz got the win.
In the 2nd game, the girls went up 3 – 2 after 1 on a 2-run HR by Hannah Brown and were leading 6 – 2 headed into the 7th only to see Morley put up 2 runs and strand 2 runners to hang on for a 6 – 4 final. Hannah finished with 2 hits and 3 BI’s, Olivia Bowman had 2 hits with a 2B and Hallie Schulz collected a pair of hits. Kara Davis picked up the win.