Newaygo Cross Country competed at Allendale for the Falcon Invitational on Saturday, September 29.
The following athletes earned Personal Records (best times in their careers):
David Grodus (18:10)
Mallaci Mayle (19:14)
Brandon Badgero (19:57)
Dylan Heminger (20:18)
Bret Bays (20:33)
Brayden Mumper (22:49)
Ryan Anderson (23:31)
Clara Riddering (23:49)
Casey Deater (24:30)
Emilie Hansen (25:19)
The following athletes earned Season Bests (best times this season):
Ryan Brummel (16:49)
Sophia Frisbie (20:15)
Samantha Dosch (21:20)
Liza Nausadis (23:36)
Anna Brummel (25:41)
Olivia Francis (29:19)
Ryan Brummel earned a medal for his 15th place finish in the Falcon Division.
Additionally, the middle school runners competed. Tim Dosch earned a medal for the boys, placing 10th.
The MS girls team placed 2nd overall! Medalists were Iris Herrera, Emma Mortensen, Emma Dosch and Remington Arney.
The Lions will compete next at Branstrom Park on Tuesday, October 2 at the CSAA Gold Jamboree.
Devils move to 5-1, Tigers defeat Packers, Lions win 4th in a row, Eagles stay undefeated with win over Panthers, Morley shuts out Cloud
Grant 25 Fremont 0
It was homecoming in Grant and the Tigers did not disappoint the full house Friday night as they shut down the Packers 25-0.
In the first quarter Chase Lowry found favorite target Billy Ostyn for a 22 yard strike o put the hosts on the board. Early in the second a dominant offensive line surge opened a hole for Trevor Lowry who blasted through and sprinted 15 yards to the end zone and the score. Later in the second Trevor Lowry capped off a Tiger drive with a one yard plunge into paydirt and the teams reached intermission with Grant holding a 19-0 advantage.
After the break and the homecoming festivities the game evolved into a defensive battle as the teams exchanged possessions through most of the mhalf. The Tigers managed to put more points on the board toward the end of the third when Chase Lowry hit Brett Long for a 29 yards score to put the final touches on a 25-0 victory.
“The bulk of the credit goes to the Grant defensive coaching staff for stopping a very disciplined Fremont team,” said Tiger Coach Darren Geraghty. “ The Tigers had a solid game plan defensively and executed often times running close to 11 hats to the ball.”
Trevor Lowry led the Tiger rushing attack with 172-yards on 20 carries. Chase Lowry had an efficient night passing going 7 for 11 for 136-yards and two touchdowns.
The defense was led by Jarod Howell, Chase Lowry, Kyle Williams, Isaiah Powell who all had recorded 9 tackles.
For the Packers Brandon Taylor (51 yds) Zane Stroven (41) and Kane Widing (41) led the team in rushing while Cody Andree completed a trio of passes to Widing, Christian Kennedy and Cody Moon.
Stroven and Brandon Taylor led Fremont in tackles with 5 while Courtland Carson and Chris Redder finished with 4 apiece.
Fremont falls to 1-5 on the season and will host the Vikings of Tri County next week.
The win puts Grant at 4-2 on the season and sets up next week’s rivalry game as crucial to the Tiger playoff hopes.
Not that Newaygo/Grant ever needs any added incentive, of course.
Holton 34 Lakeview 24
Holton Coach Jack Nummerdor credited an early stop by the Devil defense as a key factor in the big win for his team.
“The defense set the tone for the entire game by coming up with a stop to hold Lakeview scoreless on the first drive.”
And now the Red Devils team (5-1) finds itself not only on the cusp of fighting their way into the playoff picture for the first time since the seniors were first graders but taking a shot at a share of the conference crown as well.
Holton needs one more win to ensure entry and next week will be no picnic as they face an undefeated Kent City squad on the road.
Aaron Herron fired off a 276 yard performance on the ground including a trio of touchdowns while Derek Pouch raced for 125 yards and a score. Quarterback Drew Trygstad also scored on a run for the hosts.
“Very exciting night,” said Coach Nummerdor. “The boys came out and executed. The line along with Derek and Aaron took control of the game offensively. “
Draven Wyant led the defense with 10 tackles while Kaleb Kitchka and Herron snared 8 each. Nathan Slowik picked off an interception off a Wildcat pass.
“Very proud of the way we played all 48 minutes. Lakeview gave us a run for our money in the second half and played very well.”
“ I know our kids are excited to be in position to play for a share of the league title next week with Kent City.”
Kent City 56 Hesperia 22
The Eagles punched their playoff ticket with their 6th straight win and kept their hold on the top spot in the Silver.
“Kent City proved why they’re undefeated as they just wore us down,” said Panther Coach Doug Bolles. “We only dressed 13 players tonight and I’m really proud of the effort my guys showed by not quitting and playing until the end!”
The Panthers had a few bright spots on the night including Logan Pearson breaking loose for an 83 yard touchdown on a kickoff return. Logan Balkema hit on 9 passes including a touchdown toss to Jacob Klemundt and also led the team in tackles with 9
“Logan Balkema played a solid all around game on both sides of the ball,” added Coach Bolles. “ He’s really coming into his own.”
Newaygo 49 Tri County 14
The Lions made it four in a row and held onto second place in the Gold with a convincing win over the Vikings to disappoint the homecoming crowd at TC’s home field.
The Newaygo offense was clicking again finding the end zone 7 times on the night. The Lions are averaging 47 points a game during the win streak.
The loss puts the Vikings at 2-4 on the season with a matchup at Fremont next week.
Newaygo moves to 4-2 and will host their rivals from the south during week’s homecoming game.
Morley Stanwood 42 White Cloud 6
The Mohawks held down the Cloud to move closer to a possible playoff berth while the Indians continue to search for their first win.
Tucker Kooman (8) and Alex Doke (7) led the team in tackles, Steven Holt rushed for 30 yards and Adrian Rodriguez completed 5 passes, 3 to Levi Graham and 2 to Donavan Stevens.
Morley Stanwood is now 4-2 needing 2 wins in the final three games to play beyond the regular season. They will face Hesperia next week at home. White Cloud will visit Lakeview to take on the Wildcats.
Other CSAA games:
Chip Hills 31 Central Montcalm 14
Warriors get to 3-3, Bees drop 6th of 6
Reed City 58 Big Rapids 22
Coyotes move to 6-0 on the season and a spot in the post season. Cardinals fall to 3-3
Lions visit Vikingland, Pack travels to Grant, Devils look for #5, Cloud and Panthers host Mohawks and Eagles
By Ken DeLaat
Newaygo at Tri County
The Vikings are having a good season. Their quarterback Nick Braunschneider knows how to move the ball, they are opportunistic when defending the pass and can hold their own against the run.
But they need to play mistake free as possible to succeed and last week those mistakes came in the form of unnecessary penalties and resulted in The Vikes losing a game they had ample opportunities to win.
The Lions Have their eye on the prize with three straight wins after the bizarre loss to Chip Hills. They need three more in the final four so this one and next week’s homecoming against their rivals from the south are vital because should they win both they will still need one of the final two. One is state ranked and undefeated Reed City on the road and the finale has the Lions welcoming in Muskegon Catholic Central. The Crusaders are having a rough time with their brutal schedule and have dropped three games but this is a program whose post season record is 12-3.
In the State Championship Finals, that is.
Fremont at Grant
The Packer defense is trying out there, give them that, but they are consistently losing the battles in the trenches and a good offense can find many ways to exploit that advantage. Special teams play has also been an issue this season.
Grant doesn’t have the firepower offense of Newaygo or Reed City but they’re grinders and they can come up with big plays when needed. A victory gives them 4 going into the rivalry game next week and it would likely take a significant Packer defensive revival to prevent them from getting it.
Kent City at Hesperia
The only team to post more than one touchdown on the Eagle defense was Newaygo in the opener.
The Panthers have had trouble scoring in games when they aren’t playing teams named White Cloud.
Kent City also has a quick strike offense featuring a ground attack that wears down opposing defenses.
There are two very winnable games left on the Panther schedule.
This isn’t one of them.
Lakeview at Holton
The Red Devils enter the toughest part of their schedule needing a pair of wins to nab that elusive playoff invitation. After Lakeview they face conference leader Kent City, a 4-1 Pine River team and the rejuvenated Tri County Vikings.
The Wildcats have 3 losses and those came against teams with a combined 13-2 record. Under coach Sean Rinehart the team has made the playoffs 4 of the past 5 seasons and to get there again they need to win out.
Holton is at home which will help but they will likely have their hands full with a determined and senior laden Lakeview squad. Should be a pretty good matchup.
Morley Stanwood at White Cloud
The Mohawks defense yielded just 34 points in their first four games before being riddled by Kent City for 42 last week.They should have little trouble getting back on track against a mistake prone Indian offense.
The Cloud defense gives up an average of almost 50 points a game.
Tough year for White Cloud but give the team credit. They play hard all four quarters and have stayed positive during season that has had little success in the standings.
Big Rapids at Reed City
The Cardinals have three wins against teams with a combined overall record of 1-14.
Reed City is really really good and a win assures them of their 9th straight playoff season.
Big Rapids has not beaten their northern neighbors since 2009 the last time the ‘Yotes sat home during post season.
There is too much talent on the Coyote side and not enough weapons in the BR arsenal to foresee a different outcome than a RC win.
Still, strange things can happen during rivalry games
Central Montcalm at Chippewa Hills
The Warriors despite 2 wins have been outscored by 92 points this season and have not won at home.
The Bees have trouble stopping people and have yet to post a win.
Resistible force meets movable object, maybe?
Hesperia wins 3-0 over Holton with the scores 25-13, 25-5, and 25-12.
Emily Bayle had 12 kills while Alyssa Miller and Ally Bayle each had 7 kills to round out the Panther attack. Emily Bayle and Miller also led the team in digs with 7 and 5 respectively. Aria Thomas tallied 12 assists and Kyra Sayer notched 10 while Miller led at the service line with 3 aces, Ally and Emily Bayle each had 2 aces, along with Rachel Romero and Angie Erickson. Isabelle Rumsey put up a pair of blocks with the Bayle sisters, Romero, Sayer, and Caragan Frees each adding a single block for the Panther defense.
The win gives Hesperia a 21-9 record on the season with a 5-1 mark in league play.
The Panthers will head to Montague Saturday before facing conference foe White Cloud on the road next Wednesday.
Indians sweep season series
White Cloud took to the court to face Kent City for the 5th time this season ad for the fifth time they emerged as winners.
Leading scorers were Allison Schulz with 14 points and 2 aces, followed by Olivia Bowman with 10 points and 2 aces. Offensively, the Indians were led by Alexis Strait with 29 assists. Those assists led to Olivia Bowman's 12 kills and Hailey Clifford's 7. The back row play was led by Isabel Karnes with 19 digs followed by Strait with 16.
White Cloud will host Hesperia next week in a Silver conference match
The Tigers swung back into action tonight at West Michigan Christian's tennis courts and closed out conference play. The team was victorious 7-1, putting the team in 2nd place thru the dual season. Karlton Zerlaut won 6-0 6-0 at #1 singles, Carter Chase only dropped one game to win at #2 singles, Dominick Brock and Ben Dubbink closed out the singles with wins at 3&4.
Kyle Bay and Ryan Hether at #4 doubles didn't drop a game, winning 6-0 6-0. Payton Swinehart and Diego Krepps took the win at #2 doubles. Trent Patton and Jake Krueger came back from a first set loss to take the next two 6-2, 6-2 in #3 doubles while Dustin Slachter and Jed Vanderweide battled at #1 doubles before falling short against the team of Andrew Hill and Silas Jeltema.
Grant traveled to Tri-County to play the latest match in their ongoing rivalry with the Vikings.
The first two sets were back and forth with each team finding ways to end rallies. Grant won set one 25-19 and set two 25-20. The Tigers went on to finish set three and win the match with a commanding 25-10 win to remain undefeated in league play.
Stat leaders tonight were outside hitters Olivia Keelean and Megan Wegener with 7 kills each, followed by right side hitter Catherine Geers with 6 kills. NICOLE Whan added 28 assists and scored 3 service aces. Megan Wegener also added three service aces to her stat line. The dig leader was Libero Kirstyn Throop with 15, Olivia Keelean with 12, and Jill Arends with 10.
The Tigers play again this Saturday at the Kent City Dig Pink Tournament
Five minutes into the match Ivan Coppola fired in the first Fremont goal off an assist by Preston Osterhart. Five minutes later Lucas Johnson found the net also on a pass from Osterhart.
Then the floodgates opened as Cole Miller, Jaxx Miller and Chase Sidlauskas all tallied goals before intermission with Carter Moon assisting on a pair of them and the Packers, built a 5-0 lead heading into the second half.
Wyatt VanBoven kept the Packer surge going after the break followed by Cole Miller’s second of the game and the score reached 7-0. The same duo that broke the 0-0 tie capped the scoring when Osterhart set up Coppola again and the Pack finished 8-0.
Joe Kortge posted the shutout in net for the hosts.
Fremont is now 8-5 overall and 6-1 in conference play.
This past weekend the Lady Indians traveled east to participate in the Morley Stanwood Invitational. Once again, the team brought home some hardware by knocking off conference leader and tournament host Morley Stanwood, 25-12, 25-15, to win the Silver Championship and finish third overall.
The Cloud went 4-1 on the day, with the only loss coming against the Leland Comets who are ranked #3 in the state in D4
Allison Schulz led the team with 29 points followed by Isabel Karnes with 28. The offense was led by Olivia Bowman with 31 kills on the day, followed by Alexis Strait with 17. Strait dished out 65 assists on the day and Karnes led the back row with 47 digs, closely followed by Bowman with 46. Hailey Clifford led the team in blocks with 7, while Strait added 5.
The Cloud heads to Kent City on Wednesday to face the Eagles
Tigers outlast Vikings, Lions win #3 in Packerland, Red Devils notch 4th over Cloud, Panthers clawed by Cats
Grant 14 Tri County 8
On the opening drive Trevor Lowry busted through for a 20 yard gain to bring the ball to the Viking one yard line then took it in for 6 as the Tigers drew first blood in what turned into a defensive stalemate for much of the game. The conversion failed to make it 6-0 Grant.
The Bengals were aided on the drive by 3 Viking penalties, each rescuing the hosts from 3rd and long situations.
The Vikes got a good return close to midfield but their drive led by quarterback Nicholas Braunschneider fell short and the Tigers took over on their own 20.
TC’s defense stiffened forcing a punt that gave the Vikings good field position and four plays later Braunschneider found Cameren Friend for a 26 yard scoring strike. Braunschneider followed up by running the two point conversion in and the visitors went on top 8-6.
The teams exchanged punts then the Tigers began another drive that was cut short when Hunter Dewey snared an interception for TC. The Vikings could not capitalize and punted away after Billy Ostyn broke up a potential first down pass.
Following the punt TC was hit with another penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct and also had a player ejected from the game.
A Chase Lowry to Brett Long pass put the Tigers in scoring position but once again Dewey came up big for TC with a goaline interception and soon after the half expired.
The Vikings took the second half kickoff but their efforts to move the ball downfield was hampered by a familiar foe...penalties. A holding call and the third unsportsmanlike conduct infraction of the night took them out of the drive and they yielded the ball on downs.
Deep in their own territory the Tigers went to work. Ostyn pulled in a 15 yard gainer from Chase Lowry and Trevor Lowry broke free for a 45 yard run to the TC 20. C. Lowry fought his way out of a sack situation then runs by .T Lowry Ostyn and C. Lowry brought the ball to the 6 where Trevor Lowry was treated to a sizeable hole by the O-line and went into the endzone untouched to give Grant the lead back.
Ahead 12-8 they went for the 2 point conversion and got it when Chase hit Trevor with a pass for the score and a 14-8 advantage.
On the ensuing kickoff Brady Jacobs recovered a fumble and the Tigers were in business again.
The teams both put some solid defense on display and three punts later TC had the ball on their own 40 .They drove into the red zone looking to score when Isaiah Powell stepped in front of a pass and came away with the interception.
The TC defense rose to the occasion forcing another punt and getting the ball in Tiger territory with 3 minutes on the clock.
Two incomplete passes made it 3rd and 10 and the next pass was completed but unfortunately in found the hands of Grant db Jarrod Howell and the Tigers ran out the clock and came away with win number 3 on the season.
The Tigers will host Fremont Friday while the Vikings will be at home trying to cool off a red hot Newaygo squad.
Newaygo 55 Fremont 7
Connor Swinehart tossed 5 first half touchdowns and the Lions never let the Packers in the game as the Lions rolled to their third straight win and kept their playoff hopes simmering.
The Packer defense was no match for the explosiveness of the Newaygo passing game that piled up 191 yards to complement the 188 yards tallied by the ground game. The Lions did not punt once during the game.
It was midway through the fourth quarter when the hosts finally got on the board via a 15 yard run by Zane Stroven who finished with 90 hard fought yards. Kane Widing added 32 rushing yards and led the team in tackles with 8.
Holton 65 White Cloud 8
Aaron Herron had 6 touches and scored on half of them as the Red Devils dominated play during their visit to the Cloud. Drew Trygstad tossed a pair of TD passes to Derk Pouch and Kaleb Kitchka while Pouch and Austin Hawkins added rushing scores as well.
“Very proud of the way ours kids showed up tonight,” said Coach Nummerdor. “ We knew we wanted to clean some things up and it happened. It was a great job by both of our lines tonight. Offensively everything was clicking and the defense was stout.”
Nathan Slowik converted 6 of 7 PATs and added a touchdown on a punt return and Ricky Enders pulled off a pick 6 on the defensive side. Draven Wyant spent a lot of time in the Indian backfile finishing with a sack a fumble recovery and 8 tackles. Johnny Dominish led the Devils with 11 tackles and added an interception and Mitch Ross finished with 10 tackles.
Late in the 4th quarter Devin Kakoczki broke free and rambled down the sidelines for 65 yards and a touchdown to put the Indians on the board. Kakoczki then followed up by finding the endzone on a 2 point conversion.
“The boys showed great character at the end of the game and reminded everyone in attendance just how special of a game football is,” added Coach Nummerdor.
The Indian defense was led by Adrian Rodriguez with 6 tackles with Levi Graham and Alex Doke adding 5 tackles each.
The Devils will host Lakeview Friday and a win against the Wildcats would push Holton closer to the postseason spot that has eluded them the last 10 seasons.
White Cloud will welcome in the Mohawks of Morley.
Lakeview 33 Hesperia 0
The Wildcats tallied twice in the first quarter and twice more in the third while holding the Panther offense scoreless. The hosts moved the ball on the ground led by Logan Pearson who finished with 95 yards but the Lakeview squad stiffened in the red zone and picked a pair of passes as well.
Johnny Segura led the defense with 13 tackles and Ashton Arnold added 7 with an interception.
The schedule doesn’t get any easier for the Panthers who will welcome in league leading, state ranked, and undefeated Kent City Friday.
Kent City 42 Morley Stanwood 7
Gio Weeks scored 5 touchdowns and the Mohawks were never in the game as the Eagles continued their march to the playoffs with a convincing win on the road.
Reed City 40 Chippewa Hills 0
Make it an even 10.
In recent years the Warriors have been the team who has challenged the Gold supremacy of the football machine that is Reed City. They came into this season having lost just 3 Gold games in the past three years with all 3 winds belonging to the ‘Yotes. This year’s Warrior team came in with a loss and a couple of squeaker wins in the conference and hoped to snap a 9 game losing streak to Reed City.
They didn’t. The Coyotes dominated play and shut down the CH offense completely enroute to their 5th straight win on the season and their 28th consecutive conference win
White Cloud 3 Lakeview 1
The Lady Indians defeated Lakeview by a score of 3-1 in Volleyball action.
“After taking the first set 25-21 we got a slow start and came up short the 2nd by a score of 23-25,” said Coach Strait. “The 3rd game was won fairly easily by a score of 25-11 and we fought back after trailing early to win the ffourth set 25-18.”
Leading scorers were Isabel Karnes with 17 points and 1 ace, followed by Olivia Bowman with 13 points and 1 ace. Alexis Strait led the team with 20 assists while Bowman and Hallie Schulz capitalized with 10 and 6 kills respectively.
Strait also posted 6 kills on the night. Back row play was led by Emily Feldpausch and Isabel Karnes with 10 digs each.
With the win over the Wildcats the Cloud pushes their season record to 15-3.
Morley Stanwood 3 Hesperia 0
The match between Hesperia and Morley Stanwood featured a pair of 4-0 teams in the Silver fighting for the top spot in the conference The Mohawks jumped to an early lead but the Panthers were not backing down. The hosts caught up and battled tightly with the Mohawks throughout the set before falling short by 24-26. Game 2, started with the Panthers jumping on top before once again seeing the lead start to seesaw through the set. Hesperia had a 5 point lead at one point during game 2 but allowed MS back into the game to capture a 24-26 win..
The Cats struggled with finding their offensive rhythm at the start of the third, but clawed their way back to forge a 17 all tie before falling to the ‘Hawks 20-25 The loss moves the Panthers to 4-1 on the season, heading into the 2nd half, with a 20-9 overall season record.
Offensive leaders were Emily Bayle (7kills), Ally Bayle (6 Kills), and Alyssa Miller (6 kills).
Kyra Sayer and Aria Thomas had 9 and 8 assists respectively on the night. Miller led on digs (12) followed by Emily Bayle with 9 digs. Both Emily and Ally Bayle came away with a single block on the night. Ally Bayle led at the serving line with 5 aces. Rachel Romero and Alyssa Miller each had a single ace.
The Panthers have the Homecoming Weekend off before their face- off against Holton @ home next Wednesday, September 26th.