WMC Headed For State Tourney
Warrior Linksmen Take 3rd at Regionals
Caleb Minasian and Brevin Byrne, both from Fremont, helped Western Michigan Christian (WMC) to a team score of 345 which placed the team third at the Regional Golf Tournament at the Muskegon County Club.With the top three finish the Warriors qualified to compete in the State Golf Tournament at Grand Valley University's Meadows June 7 and 8 for the second consecutive year.
Daniel VanBiesbrouck scored a team best 79 took medalist honors for the tournament. Byrne shot 85,Minasian recorded an 86, Jared Swords finished at 93 and Joe Hain posted 116.
Minasian will play in his second consecutive state golf tournament and VanBiesbrouck, a senior, has qualified for the state golf tournament all 4 years of his high school career including twice individually and twice as a part of the Warrior squad.
Devils, Panthers Moving On
Slowik, Palmer dominate on the mound
Holton 2 Zion Christian 1
Nathan Slowik tossed a gem and Drew Trygstad’s squeeze bunt in the 4th brought home Austin Fowler with what proved to be the winning run in the 4th inning as the Red Devils advanced to face Muskegon CC on Saturday at noon.
Slowik fanned 9 without a walk scattering 6 hits in the process and added a pair of hits to the cause. Fowler also tallied a Pair of hits scoring both of Holton’s runs.
Hart 8 White Cloud 6
Oakridge 6 Grant 4
Hesperia 13 Shelby 0
In Manistee the Panthers wasted no time scoring 5 times in the opening inning and shutting down the Tigers behind the 2 hit 5 inning shutout performance by Ellie Palmer who got the win from the slab while setting down 9 players on strikes.
Daelyn McKinnon ripped a double and a single, Alyssa Miller drove home 2, Lynnsey Tinkham plated 3 teammates and Natalie McGahan drove home a run with a double and single.
“Proud of where my team is at this point of the season,” said Coach Bolles. “We’re peaking at the right time. Hopefully we continue to progress along come Saturday.”
Hesperia moves on to face Hart in a semifinal matchup Saturday at 10 am.
Here we go as the high school sports season culminates with post season play.
The Tigers are the lone soccer entry remaining and Coach Daisy Gomez de Leon will have her team motivated to play Wednesday at Oakridge after defeating the CP Panthers in round one. They will face off with the Vikings of Tri County. Should they win they will play for the district title on Friday.
Softball action begins Tuesday as Grant visits Big Rapids to take on the Cards and the Panthers cruise north to Manistee for a matchup with Shelby. Both games are at 4pm. The rest of the teams will begin play Saturday.
In baseball the Tigers get a home game as they face Orchard View at 4:30pm, White Cloud will play Hart at 6pm in Manistee and Holton stays home to face Byron Center Zion at 4:30pm. Hesperia, Newaygo, and Fremont open on Saturday
Grant defeated Comstock Park 4-1 and will face Tri County who defeated the host 2-0. The match is Wednesday at 5pm.with the winner advancing to the championship vs the winner of OV and GR West Catholic Friday at 6pm.
Fremont vs. OV 12pm Saturday
Winner advances to championship game vs. winner of Oakridge/Ludington vs. Whitehall
At Big Rapids
Grant vs. Big Rapids Wednesday 4pm
Winner plays Cedar Springs at 10 am Saturday
Tri County vs. Chippewa Hills 12pm Saturday
At Kent City
Newaygo vs winner of Montague/ WM Christian 10 am Saturday
Kent City vs winner of North Muskegon/Ravenna 12pm Saturday
Hesperia vs Shelby Tuesday 4pm
Winner plays Hart Saturday at 10 am
Manistee vs. Mason County Central at 12pm
Championship Saturday 2pm
At Big Rapids Crossroads
White Cloud vs. Holton 12pm Saturday
Winner advances to championship at 2pm vs. winner of Pentwater/BRC vs. Walkerville
Grant vs OV 430 Tuesday at Grant
Fremont plays winner of Oakridge/Whitehall at 10am Saturday. Grant/OV winner plays Fruitport at 12pm
At Kent City
Newaygo vs winner of Montague/WM Christian at 12pm
Winner advances to championship vs winner of Kent City vs. N Muskegon/Ravenna
White Cloud vs. Hart 6pm Tuesday
Winner vs. Hesperia 12pm Saturday
Winner advances to championship
Holton vs. Byron Center Zion 430 Tuesday
Winner plays Muskegon CC Saturday at 12pm
Winner advances to Championship at 2pm.
Fremont T&F At WM Invite; Panthers Sweep Twice; Devils Finish Strong In Win; Pack Picks Up A Pair
Track & Field
The girls had 7 qualify for the West Michigan Invitational, All Star Meet. It is a fun and exciting meet with strong competition. The top 6 in each event medal.
The following girls qualified:
Alyssa Gustman (Jr) high jump
Kylee McDonald (Sr) long jump
Kennedy Christoffersen (Fr) long jump and 100 hurdles
Kendra Fowler (Sr) pole vault, 800, 3200 and 4x800
Katie Nicholas (Sr) 400 and 4x800
Leah Converse (So) 1600, 3200 and 4x800
Hannah Hamilton (Sr) 1600, 3200 and 4x800
The following earned medals:
Kendra ran an awesome 800 finishing 1st with a time of 2:20.77.
4x800 team of Nicholas, Fowler, Converse and Hamilton finished 2nd with a time of 10:01.25.
Hannah finished 5th in the 1600 running 5:21.97 and 3rd in the 3200 with a time of 11:38.24.
Kennedy took 5th in the 100 hurdles.
Kendra, Kennedy and Hannah will be competing on June 1 in Zeeland in the state meet.
We had another round of good performances at the West Michigan Invitational (All-Star Meet).
As the last meet of the season for most of these athletes is was nice to see them go out with a bang.
Adam Ward (So) set a massive PR in the 800 dropping his time by a little over 5 seconds to run 2:03.44 and place 7th. Coming into the race he was seeded last out of 16 entries so this was huge race for him. He got right into the mix from the start and had a strong finish to top things off.
Nathan Walker (So) was a double event winner leading wire to wire in both the 1600 (4:21.63) and 3200 (9:31.19).
Conor Somers (Fr) ran a PR in the 3200 (9:56.99) to break the 10 minute barrier and place 5th.
The 4x100 relay team of Carter Dunbar (Jr), Jared Luchies (Jr), Caleb Geeting (So), and Corbin Wolfsen (Sr) had great hand-offs to run another season record in 46.32.
Dylan Essebaggers (Sr) threw 116-7 to record a PR in the Discus.
In the High Jump Wes Ekkel (So) tied his PR of 6-0 to place 4th.
Full Results can be found here - https://www.athletic.net/TrackAndField/MeetResults.aspx?Meet=356233&show=all
Holton 19 Hesperia 9
Hesperia 17-15 Lakeview 5-0
Hesperia 13-15 Shelby 3-0
The Panthers have had a busy week beginning Monday in a previously suspended game against Holton. The Red Devil put their potent offense on display in the scoring 11 times in the 7th to take the win
Tuesday the Panthers shook off the loss and swept Lakeview with Ellie Palmer and Allison Homfeld taking the victories from the slab. Mackenna Swisher drove home 3 in the opener and 3 more in game 2 while Lynnsey Tinkham plated three teammates in the nightcap and Becci Castillo knocked in a pair.
Wednesday Hesperia racked up another 2 wins taking Shelby in a pair of mercy rule shortened contests. Emily Bayle and Daelyn McKinnon each collected 3 RBIs in game one and McKinnon drove home 3 more in game 2 with Caragan Frees adding 2 more.
Holton 5 Hesperia 2
In a make up game from earlier rainout Holton broke open a 2-2 tie with a 3 run 7th and held off the Panthers to take the victory.
Cody Wright earned the mound win for the Red Devils backed by some timely hitting by Nathan Slowik who singled twice doubled and drove home a pair of teammates. Kaleb Kitchka single twice, walked and scored a run and the defense did their part turning a trio of twin killings in the game.
Johnny Segura doubled and picked up an RBI for Hesperia
Fremont 8-6 Reed City 5-3
The Packers got two hits apiece from Calvin Miller, Trent Maka, Zayne Stroven, Austin Kukal and Logan Nelson in the opener. Miller took the mound win.
In the ‘cap Miller and Jake DeLong rapped out a trio of hits and Maka picked up hs 7th win of the year against no losses.
The Packers are now 23-8 overall with an 8-2 mark in the Gold.
Tiger Tennis Qualifies For State Finals; Panther Softball Peaking, Baseball Sweeping; Packer Track Runs At Regionals
Grant Tennis Regional Results
The 2019 girls tennis team finished with 19 points at the Division 4 South Christian Regional and have earned a place in the State Finals in Kalamazoo at the end of the month. This is the first time the team has qualified for the state tennis finals.
Our 2 doubles team of Brooklyn Presler and Jill Arends were the regional champs beating the #1 seed from south 7-6(8) & 6-3 in the final. The Tigers put 4 other flights into the finals, earning runner up status, Olivia Keelean (1S), Jada Zerlaut (2S), Kirstyn Throop (3S), and Kaitlyn Pascoe and Liberty Pleune (3D). The ladies finished 2nd, behind state ranked #5 North Muskegon (26 points).
"The girls played great! We did exactly what we needed to do. My girls stepped up their game and we hit 18 points before going into the finals. It is pretty sweet when you put 5 flights in the finals.
"It was nice to not have to depend on the outcomes of any matches to get us advancing to the finals. When Olivia, got the win in the semis, that was the deciding point, it was so special. The girls have worked hard this year and during the off season to achieve this goal. I am so proud of this group.
"Last year, we got our first ever regional champ, this year we got another one. Plus, we got 4 other flights that battled for the flight championship. And we fought hard in those too, losing the 3D in a three set match.
"We knew North Muskegon was going to be the favorite and we thought we could be right there with them, and their team played great today. Hats off to NM for winning the regional title."
Hesperia 12-5 White Cloud 7-2
The opener saw the teams battle back and forth with the Panthers taking an early lead and the Indians coming back to take the lead before a 7th inning run took the game into extra frames. Both teams tallied in the 8th but the Panther bats caught fire in the top of the 9th and before the third out they sent 6 runners across the plate and held a dominant lead the Cloud could not overcome.
Lynnsey Tinkham singled twice and ripped a pair of doubles while Mackenna Swisher homered doubled and collected 3 RBIs on the day. Daelyn McKinnon followed Swishers home run with a round-tripper of her own in the third inning to jump start the scoring for the Panthers
Ellie Palmer got the win from the slab going the full 9 innings and recording 9 strikeouts.
Hannah Brown had 3 hits with a HR, Hallie Schulz had 2 hits with a HR and 3 RBI’s, Allison Schulz had 2 hits with a HR and 2 RBI’s and Kayla Pasch had 2 hits with a 2B for the Indians.
Tinkham took the mound in the nightcap and kept the Indian bats quiet as she scattered 6 hits and struck out 3 for the win. McKinnon doubled twice and singled and Alyssa Miller sent three teammates home with a pair of hits.
For the Cloud Pasch had 3 hits with a 2B, Brown had a 2B, Olivia Bowman had 2 hits and Hallie Schulz collected a pair of RBI’s.
Hesperia 14 Pine River 4
Cadillac 3 Hesperia 2
On Saturday Hesperia took their game to the Cadillac Invitational
The Panthers opened with a 14-4 5 inning win over Pine River with Palmer getting the win. Tinkham doubled and singled driving home a pair and McKinnon also rapped a double and single plating 3 teammates.Sophomore Becci Castillo playing in her first varsity since being called up from the JV team went 2 for 3 with an RBI and Emily Bayle drove home the run that ended the game.
In the Championship Gamethe hosts held on for tne close win despite an outstanding mound performance by Allison Homfeld, also recently called up from the JV squad.
Caragan Frees Rachel Romero and Palmer led the hitting attack for the Panthers
Homfeld pitched great, she kept us in the game, we just couldn’t get that timely hit when we needed it.mThe Cadillac pitcher is the best we’ve seen all season and she held us in check. It’s disappointing to lose, however the team has really come together over this past week. Our bats for the most part have really come alive and we’re starting to peak at the right time as we get closer to districts.We have four DH’s coming up this week, so we’ll see what we’re made of.
Next game is Monday May 20th @ home, it’s the conclusion of the Holton game that was suspended ten days ago, with the Red Devils leading, 7-5 with us coming up to bat in the bottom of the fourth inning...
The Panthers are now 14-12 overall and 10-7 in the CSAA Silver.
Hesperia 8-11 White Cloud 1-5
In game one, Hunter Dickinson went five innings allowing two hits and one run while striking out six. Chris Stapel threw two scoreless innings in relief. Offensively the Panthers were led by Jacob Kelmundt (.479 on the season) and Logan Balkema (.391 on the season) with two hits apiece.
In game two, Johnny Segura earned the win in relief of starter Logan Balkema. Segura pitched five innings of relief for the win giving up four earned runs. Offensively Jacob Klemundt was 3 for 4 with 3 RBI's. Hunter Dickinson was 2 for 2 and Kolby Dickinson was 2 for 4.
The Panthers improved to 7-14 with the sweep with CSAA games on Monday with Holton and Tuesday with Lakeview to conclude league play. The Panthers are 6-11 in CSAA Silver League Play.
The girls did a great job at regionals. Hannah Hamilton (Sr) won the 3200 in 11:31.9, Kennedy Christoffersen (Fr) finished 2nd in the 100 hurdles running a PR time of 16.96 and Kendra Fowler (Sr) finished 3rd in the 800 running her PR of 2:20.91 and missing the school record by 1 second. All three girls will be competing at the State Meet in Zeeland on June 1.
The 3200 relay, of Katie Nicholas (Sr), Kendra Fowler, Leah Converse (So) and Hannah Hamilton earned 5th place medals and missed the state qualifying time by 4 seconds.
We also had many PRs today:
Megan Walker (Sr) in the 200 running 29.73
Kylee McDonald (Sr) season record in the 200 running 30.02
Katie Nicholas season record in the 400 with a time of 1:04.31
Taava Johnson (Fr) in the 100 hurdles 20.8
Isabella Coelho (Sr) in shot with a put of 27’10”
Hanna Hallberg (Sr) in shot with a put of 26’8.25” and a season record in discus with 75’08”
The boys put in a solid showing at the regional meet. We had several personal records highlighted by our 4x100 relay team who PR’d by over half a second without our top 100 runner. It was pretty exciting to see those boys step up.
Jared Luchies (Jr) 200 - 24.56
Cy Frankhouser (Sr) 1600 - 4:56.03
Gavin Orcutt (Jr) 1600 - 4:57.79
4x100 Relay – Jared Luchies, Carter Dunbar (Jr), Caleb Geeting (So), Corbin Wolfsen (Sr)- 46.86
Dylan Essegaggers (Sr) Discus – 113-09
Athletes who earned All-Region honors
Wes Ekkel (So) – High Jump – 5th
Conor Somers (Fr) – 3200 – 7th
Nathan Walker (So) – 3200 – 1st
Nathan Walker – 3200 run
Our next meet is on Wednesday at Reeths Puffer HS. The West Michigan Invitational. This meet highlights some of the top talent in the area. Finals will start at 5:30
Full results for boys and girls can be found here
Grant 7 Sparta 1
From Coach Zerlaut:
The Grant tennis team brought the regular season to a close with a victory on the road vs Sparta. The team finishes the dual season at 7-1 on the year. The Lady Tigers showed their dominance in the doubles by completing the sweep. Stong and Patin picked up the win at #1 doubles. Arends and Presler won their 19th match of the season at #2 doubles. At 3 doubles, Pascoe and Pleune only gave up 1 game. Ovalle and Cruz didn't surrender a game at 4 Dubs. Emma Hetler battled back in the second set at #4 singles, winning 6-0, but Sparta pulled out their lone win 11-9 in the third set. The top 3 singles players, Keelean, Zerlaut, and Throop all won. Keelean won 0&0 for the 9th time this season and Zerlaut now has 8 wins at "6-0 6-0".
The Grant squad travels to South Christian for Regionals on Friday. The teams has 6 out of 8 flights seeded either 1st or 2nd as they look to punch their ticket to the state finals in Kalamazoo at the end of the month.
Newaygo 3-1 Fremont 1-6
In the first game completed from earlier the Lions scored one in the first then added 2 more in the later innings while holding the Packers to just 5 hits and a lone run in the 7th,
In the second game Newaygo once again scored a first inning run but this time it was the last Lion to cross home as Calvin Miller tossed 5 tough innings had start pitching 5 innings setting down 11 batters on strikes in the process. Trent Maka worked the final 2 for the save. The bats came alive for Packers as Maka, Austin Kukal and Carter Moon each banged out a pair of hits
Fremont is now 20-8 overall with a conference mark of 8-2.
Devils Sweep, Panthers Swept in BB: Panther SB Take Two in 3; Tigers Ground Rockets; Cloud Girls Set School Mark in T&F
Holton 9-10 Kent City 8-7
Down 8-5 in the bottom of the 7th the Red Devils came up big in the clutch with a game winning rally to take the opener. Cody Moreen singled then Cody Wright reached base on an Eagle error. Broc Brown delivered a double that scored Moreen before Drew Trygstad tied the game with a 2 run double. Rice Robin came to the plate and laid a bunt down the first baseline sending the winning run home.
Wright picked up the mound win in relief.
In game 2 the teams battled back and forth with 5 lead changes before Holton took command with 3 runs in the 6th. Trygstad got the win coming out of the pen to shut down the Eagles for an inning before Aiden Poling slammed the door in the 7th to earn the save.
Nathan Slowik went 7 for 7 on the day including a pair of doubles, 4 RBI's and 5 runs scored.
Austin Fowler drove home 4 with 4 hits and crossed the plate 3 times for the Devils.4 hits, 4 RBI's, 3 runs scored 1 walk
Brendan Boyd finished with 5 hits and 4 RBIs and Bryant Fahling collected 5 hits and scored 3 times for Kent City.
Morley Stanwood 11-14 Hesperia 0-4
In game one the Panther bats were cold, as they could only muster four hits against Mohawk starter Kyle Ososki. Jacob Klemundt (triple), Logan Balkema (double), Hunter Billman and Logan Pierson (double) each collected hits for Hesperia.Balkema took the loss on the mound.
In game two the Panthers began with four runs in the bottom of the first inning off MS starter Tucker Cook. . After giving up four runs in the first the Mohawks cruised the rest of the way scoring fourteen unanswered runs. Jacob Klemundt accounted for all three of the Panther hits off Cook.
With the sweep the Panthers slip to 5-14 on the season and 4-11 in the CSAA Silver. The Panthers travel to White Cloud on Friday and conclude CSAA action next week with a single game on Monday with Holton and a doubleheader with Lakeview next Tuesday.
Hesperia 17-18 Morley Stanwood 2-3
The Panthers banged out 16 hits to take the opener in 3 innings. Ellie Palmer got the win from the slab and Makenna Swisher paced the offense lacing 4 singles and plating a pair of teammates. Alyssa Miller doubled and tripled to collect 4 RBIs while Caragan Frees and Palmer each finished with a pair of hits
Game 2 proved to be another 3 inning affair with Lynnsey Tinkham picking up the win for the Panthers.Frees homered. Tinkham drove home 3 and Natalie McGahan singled twice and picked up 2 RBIs.
Hesperia evened its season mark at 11-11 with an 8-7 record in the Silver.
White Cloud 16-17 Lakeview 0-0
Coach Barnhard: Last night the Varsity Girls were able to partially heal their batting averages against a Lakeview team that is still struggling to rebuild as they swept both ends of their doubleheader.
In Game 1, Hannah Brown was a single away from hitting for the cycle as she collected a 2B, 3B,HR and a pair of RBI’s, Allison Schulz had 2 hits with a 2B and 2 RBI’s, Jordan Bulk had 2 hits and 2 RBI’s, Olivia Bowman blasted a 2-run HR, while Hallie Schulz and Kara Davis each had a hit and 2 RBI’s. Hallie picked up the win striking out 8 in the 16 – 0 4 inning win.
The girls kept it going in Game 2 with Allison Schulz leading the way with 3 hits including a 2B and 3 RBI’s, followed by Hallie Schulz with 2 hits and 4 RBI’s, Olivia Bowman with 2 hits, one being a 3B and 2 RBI’s, Hannah Brown with a solo HR and scoring 4 runs, Kala Pasch with a 3B, Madison Smith and Kylie Plotts with a 2B each for a 17-0 3 inning win. Kara Davis struck out 5 for the win.
Kent City 11 White Cloud 0
Monday night the Varsity Girls hosted Kent City in a single game make-up of a rainout from April 30. The girls struggled on both sides of the ball and fell by a score of 11 – 0 in 6 innings.” You can’t have more errors than hits and have a good outcome,” said Coach Barnhard.
Grant 7 Reeths-Puffer 1
The Tigers kept it rolling with a win over the Rockets
No. 1 - Olivia Keelean, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Alivia Depies, MUSKEGON REETHS-PUFFER, 6-0, 6-3, -;
No. 2 - Jada Zerlaut, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Kayleigh Wilhelm, MUSKEGON REETHS-PUFFER, 6-0, 6-0, -;
No. 3 - Kirstyn Throop, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Loveleen Kaur, MUSKEGON REETHS-PUFFER, 6-1, 6-1, -;
No. 4 - Bella Borgeson, MUSKEGON REETHS-PUFFER def. Emma Hetler, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 4-6, 10-7;
No. 1 - Kathryn Stong - Sydney Patin, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Karina Vanduinen - Madison Root, MUSKEGON REETHS-PUFFER, 6-0, 6-1, -;
No. 2 - Jill Arends - Brooklyn Presler, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Abby Antor - Grace Luker, MUSKEGON REETHS-PUFFER, 6-1, 6-3, -;
No. 3 - Liberty Pleune - Kaitlin Pascoe, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Joey Yang - Morgan Champoux, MUSKEGON REETHS-PUFFER, 6-1, 6-1, -;
No. 4 - Cecilia Ovalle - Elvira Cruz, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Kylee Belcourt - Korina Nicolai, MUSKEGON REETHS-PUFFER, 6-2, 6-1, -;
TRACK & FIELD
White Cloud girls’ track team finished second at the CSAA Conference meet on Thursday, May 8th at Morley Stanwood with 104 points. The girls set an all- time school record with 10 athletes earning All Conference awards. First Team All Conference are Ella Bowman, Maya Reeve, Alexis Straight, Carsyn Scarlavai, Krystianna Faltinowski, and Elizabeth Compeau. Honorable Mention are Alek Taylor, Gabby Kolk-Kakoczki, Avery Acosta, and Haley Thompson.
Discus: 1st Maya Reeve 110’1”
6th Alek Taylor 84’4”
Shot Put: 3rd Maya Reeve 30’7”
Long Jump: 3rd Carsyn Scarlavai 14’9.5”
4th Elizabeth Compeau 14’2.75”
Pole Vault: 2nd Carsyn Scarlavai 7’
6th Ella Bowman: 6’6”
High Jump: 7th Alek Taylor 4’
3200 Relay: 4th Alek Taylor, Courtney LaClair, Avery Acosta, Krystianna Faltinowski 12:41.00
100 Hurdles: 7th Gabby Kolk-Kakoczki 20.84
9th Haley Thompson 21.06
100 Meters: 1st Carsyn Scarlavai 13.90
3rd Alexus Strait 14.13
800 Relay: 2nd Alek Taylor, Gabby KK, Avery Acosta, Haley Thompson 2:12.5
1600 Meters: 4th Ella Bowman 6:06.49
7th Courtney LaClair 6:53.0
400 Relay: 1st Alexis Strait, Elizabeth Compeau, Krystianna Faltinowski, Carsyn Scarlavai 53.88
400 Meters: 2nd Elizabeth Compeau 1:06.23
300 Hurdles: 6th Haley Thompson 58.15
800 Meters: 2nd Ella Bowman 2:37.62
6th Krystianna Faltinowski 2:45.24
200 Meters: 9th Avery Acosta 32.80
3200 Meters: 6th Courtney LaClair 14:45.09
1600 Relay: 2nd Alexis Strait, Carsyn Scarlavai, Ella Bowman, Elizabeth Compeau 4:31.71
Regional competition will be Friday in Saugatuck.
Packers Make It 5 in a Row; Devils Drop 2; Cloud Sweeps; Panthers Place 3rd in Ken Smith Memorial; Fremont T&F at Scottie Invitational
Fremont 13-14 Chippewa Hills 2-4
Tristan Campbell went the distance in the 5 inning game striking out 7 and scattering 4 hits in game one. The Packers put together an 8 run rally in the third to turn a one run lead into a rout.Cole Miller and Peyton Mansfield each went 3-4 and Zayne Stroven was 2-4.
In the nightcap Fremontscored in all 5 innings to gain the sweep.. Jake Delong Zayne Stroven and Austin Kukal each knocked a pair of hits in the win. Peyton Mansfield got his first start for the season pitching 4 innings and striking out 6.
The pair of wins gives the Packers 5 in a row and a record of 16-6 overall and 7-1 in conference play.
Lakeview1-5 Holton 0-3
Aiden Poling ended up on the losing end of a great pitching duel uas an unearned run in the 5th turned out to be the difference in game one.. Hayden Rentschler from Lakeview pitched a gem, gpoing 7 innings and yielding just 2 hits while setting down 13 Devils on strikes.
Rice Robins, and Kevin Erickson both reached base twice on the day for the Red Devils and Austin Fowler reached base 3 times delivering one of Holton's 2 hits against Rentschler.
Holton is now 11-12 overall and 8-5 in the league
White Cloud 4-11 Morley Stanwood 3-2
On Friday the Indians traveled to Morley Stanwood and struggled to get their bats going in the 1st game. The game was scoreless through the 5th only to see both teams score 3 in the 6th and carry that into extra innings. In the 8th Hannah Brown was walked, stole 2nd, advanced to 3rd on a ground out by Hallie Schulz and scored on a wild pitch. Schulz recorded 7 K’s to pick up the win.
In the 2nd game, the girls got things going with a 6 run 6th and added 4 in the 7th for a 11-2 win. Hallie Schulz led the way with 3 hits including a double and 6 RBI’s. Madison Smith had 2 hits with a double and an RBI, Kara Davis picked up 2 hits and an RBI and Kayla Pasch added a pair of hits. Kara Davis got the win striking out 6 and walking none.
On Saturday , Hesperia hosted their annual Ken Smith Memorial Tournament.There were two pools. Pool A in Hesperia and Pool B played in Fremont...
North Muskegon won pool A and Grant won pool B..Hesperia was runner up in Pool A and Fremont was runner up in Pool B.
North Muskegon defeated Grant for the tournament championship and Hesperia defeated Fremont for 3rd place.
:North Muskegon 7 Hesperia 3
NM took the early lead but Hesperia responded with a Lynnsey Tinkham 3 Run HR in the bottom of the 4th. Unfortunately hat would be all the Panthers could muster as the Norsemen scored a run in the 5th to tie it and then rallied for three more in the seventh to take the win...
Ellie Palmer took the loss going 7 innings and striking out 7.
Hesperia 27 Walkerville 0
Game 2 saw the Panthers rout the Wildcats who committed 6 errors in the 2 inning affair. Caragan Frees and Emily Bayle each knocked home a trio of teammates while Makenna Swisher plated 3 more. Tinkham tossed 2 shutout innings for the win.
Hesperia13 Fremont 3
Tinkham went 5 innings for another win from the slab in the third place game. Swisher collected another three RBI’s as did Daelyn McKinnon
With the two wins the Panthers improve to 9-11 overall on the season and 6-7 in the Silver.
Their next game is Tuesday at home vs Morley Stanwood...
Track & Field
Scottie Invitational - Alma
From Coach Hamilton:
Hannah Hamilton won the 3200 in 11:21.09
Kennedy Christoffersen (Fr) took 2nd in the 100 hurdles in 17.96
Katie Nicholas (Sr), Kendra Fowler (Sr), Leah Converse (So) and Hannah Hamilton finished 2nd in the 4x800 relay at 10:08.76 setting a new PR.
PRs for the day went to:
Megan Walker (Sr) in the 100 with a time of 14.75
Erika Maddox (Fr) in the 100 with a time of 14.81
Katie Nicholas with a season PR of 1:04.74
Leah Converse in the 800 at 2:42.01
Erin Norton (So) in the 1600 running 6:09.75
Taava Johnson (Fr) in the 100 hurdles at 20.99 and the 300 hurdles running 57.85
Hanna Hallberg set a new season record of 25’09” in shot and a season record in discus 73’01”
From Coach Somers:
The boys had a solid showing today highlighted by some new PRs in the distance events.
Nathan Walker (So) 1600, and Corbin Wolfsen (Sr) 110 Hurdles were event winners.
PRs went to
Carter Dunbar (Jr) 100 - 12.42
Adam Ward (So) finally gaining some fitness after missing most of the season with an injury 800 - 2:08.15
Nathan Walker 1600 leading wire to wire setting a new school record of 4:16.76 (Riley Klingel 4:19.) with splits of 62.81, 64.92, 65.94, 62.88
Conor Somers (Fr) 1600 - 4:40.99
Ben Paige (So) 3200- 10:16.84 Making the Regional additional qualifying mark
Gavin Orcutt (Jr) 3200 - 10:47.87
Dylan Essebaggers (Sr) Discus - 110-03
Full Results can be found here
Lion, Packer T&F; Tigers Tie In Soccer: Panthers Sweep in Hardball, Swept In Softball
Track & Field
The Newaygo Boys and Girls Track team competed in Ravenna tonight in an 11 team Invitational. Taking home medals for the teams:
David Gonzalez- 1st Place Long Jump
Makenna Young- 1st Place Pole Vault
Ryan Brummel- 2nd Place 3200m
Kendall Mathis- 2nd Place High Jump
David Gonzalez- 3rd Place 100 m Dash
Haleigh Schmitt, Samantha Dosch, Emily Oldham, Clara Riddering 3rd Place 4x400m Relay
Setting Personal Records for the Boys teams:
David Gonzalez- 100m
Jasper Sanderson- 100m
Jasper Sanderson- 200m
Owen Warner- 1600m
Caleb Stevenson- 110m Hurdles
Austin Daniels- Shot Put
Austin Daniels- Discus
Angel Guevara- Long Jump
Setting Personal Records for the Girls Teams:
Kendall Mathis- 200m
Clara Riddering- 200m
Haliegh Schmitt- 800m
Jennafer Lavette- 100m Hurdles
Kaylyn McDaniel- 300m Hurdles
Kyla Rounds- Shot Put
The girls continue to work hard and improve. They split last night with a win against Grant and a loss to Central Montcalm. The highlights of the meet were:
Alyssa Gustman and Melissa Maddox set new PRs in high jump with a 4’8” for Alyssa and 4’6” for Melissa.
Kendra Fowler vaulted 7’6”
Mikayla Slovinski a new PR in the 1600 6:45
Kennedy Christoffersen jumped 14’9”
This meet was a makeup date and therefore took place after the Conference Meet. The boys needed to beat Central Montcalm and Grant to win a share of the conference championship with Big Rapids. Despite being short handed the boys stepped up to beat both teams. This is the first conference championship the boys have won in Track and Field in many years. I am really proud of how the boys competed this year.
Full results can be found here -
Grant 1 Reed City 1
Coach Gomez de Leon:
Reed City started off the game with urgency as they scored their first goal a minute into the game. Grant’s defense was caught off-guard and keeper Lilian Scott, was unable to react due to a crowded box. The Lady Tigers had multiple attempts at recovering ball at midfield but Reed City had speed on their side which made possession and recovery difficult for our Tigers. The first half slipped away and ended with Reed City leading 1 to 0.
In the second half started theTigers were starting to get frustrated. A foul in our box led to a penalty kick in favor of Reed City. Penalty kicks are nerve wracking to most but Tiger’s goalkeeper, Lilian Scott, loves the challenge. Reed City took the penalty kick as we held our breath on the bench and let out a scream of joy and relief when Scott, with great reaction, denied them the goal. The ball bounced off Lili’s hands and was alive in our box but the Tiger defense was able to clear it.
With 26 minutes left, a ball was sent to the right side of the field where midfielder, Delaney Cronk, settled the ball and started a run up the field. At the top right side of the 18 box Delaney took a quick look up and decided to take a shot that landed the ball gracefully into Reed City’s goal. This tied up the game and it remained tied to the end.
Hesperia 6-8 Kent City 4-6.
In game one the Panthers scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning in a CSAA Silver match up.
Hesperia racked up nine hits. Logan Balkema, Chris Stapel, and Hunter Billman each collected multiple hits and they tore up the base paths, as two players stole at least two bases. Stapel led the way with two.
In game two the Panthers scored three runs in the top of the seventh behind the bats of Billman, Jacob Klemundt and Logan Pierson to sweep their first double header of the season. Billman earned the win in relief. The Panthers improved to 4-10 with the wins.
Kent City 5-9 Hesperia 4-8
Caragan Frees doubled twice and drove home 3 runs and Alyssa Miller tripled in a run but it wasn’t enough in the opener as the Eagles scored 3 times in the 7th to capture the win.
In game 2 the Panthers again held the lead but KC scored in each of the last 3 innings to gain the sweep.Frees and Miller each collected 2 hits.
“We had an 8-3 lead after four innings and couldn’t close it out. My kids played hard and never quit but give credit to the Eagles, they kept battling and they pulled out another one run victory in the bottom of the seventh inning.
These are tough to lose and we did it twice today and it hurts. Hopefully we will get more mentally tough and if we get out in the same situation again, we’ll have learned from it and we’ll have a better outcome.
With the two losses we fall to 7-10 overall and 6-7 in the CSAA Silver...
We play next on Saturday May 11th in our own Ken Smith Memorial Tournament...
Fremont played in the Benona Shores West Michigan Invitational last Friday at the beautiful Benona Shores Golf Club in Shelby finishing 2nd to Pentwater in the eight team event. Wyatt Kaastra paced the team shooting a 76 and tied for 4th medalist among the 48 players in the field.
Also competing for the Packers were Tyler Holmes (86) Devin Poll (86) Noah Christensen (89) Preston Osterhart (97) and Nathan Anderson (98). Teams playing in the event included Whitehall, Hart, Shelby, Ludington, Montague and MCC Scottville.
On Monday the Packers competed in its third Central State Activities Association (CSAA) event of the season at the Katke Golf Course in Big Rapids finishing second to State powerhouse and host Big Rapids High School. The venue is one of the tougher rated courses high school golfers will play. The ten teams competing in the division in addition to Big Rapids and Fremont are Reed City, Kent City, Tri County, Grant, Chippewa Hills, Hesperia, Lakeview, and Central Montcalm.
Fremont is currently in third place trailing leader Big Rapids and second place Kent City. The next Conference match for Fremont is Tuesday, May 14th at Moss Ridge hosted by Kent City High School.
The next event for the Fremont Varsity boys is Friday May 10th when they travel to play in the Montague High School Golf Invitational at the Old Channel Trail Golf Course
Fremont 10-0 Tri County 7-2
The Packers crossed the plate four times in the first inning to jump out to the lead then hung on for the win. Brianna Regeczi ripped a trio of hits and Lily Williams collected two and scored3 times. Maggie Degen and Rhi Pafford each finished with a pair of hits as well. Haley Zerlaut picked up the mwin from the slab.
The nightcap was a different game from the slugfest opener. A pitchers duel saw the teams go scoreless until the 6th when the Vikings put a pair on the board. The Pack did not answer and the teams ended with a split.
Pafford continued to get her bat on the ball lacing a pair of doubles and Morgan Carson singled and doubled but the Vikes were able to quell each scoring threat to preserve the shutout win.
Zerlaut pitched again and this time was saddled with the loss.
Holton 7-12 White Cloud 0-1
On Tuesday, the Varsity Girls got a 1st hand look as to why Holton is leading the conference as they dropped both ends of their doubleheader. In Game 1 the girls were held to 5 hits and fell by a score of 7 – 0. The 2nd game was not any better as they collected just 2 hits, one of which was a solo HR from Hannah Brown for a 12 – 1 6 inning score.