Grant finishes 3rd as Zerlaut continues unbeaten streak
The Tiger tennis team traveled to Traverse City St Francis to face 3 teams in the state top 10. Karlton Zerlaut stayed undefeated on the season winning the #1 singles flight 6-2 6-0 in the finals. Dustin Slachter and Payton Swinehart were the runner ups at 2 doubles fighting #6 ranked Ludington 6-4 6-3. Diego Krepps and Trent Patton took the runner up medals at #3 dubs also in the finals with Ludington going 7-6 (7-4) in the first set. Kyle Bay and Isaac Higgins took 3rd place winning 6-1 6-2, after a hard fought semifinal with Ludington going 6-7 5-7. The Tigers #1 doubles team of Carter Chase and Jed VanderWeide won 2 matches including 2 sets without giving up a singles game, but couldn't quite get past Ludington today. Riley Schwartz won 2 matches at #5 singles. The Tigers finished the tournament in 3rd place with 9 points. Ludington took first, #8 ranked TCSF took 2nd, and #9 ranked Whitehall finished 4th with 6 points.
Gerth medals, Mulder chips for a chirper
Fremont 220 Manistee 286
Fremont's Haley Zerlaut and Rhiannon Ziebke improved by 11 shots from their previous round at Water's Edge Golf Course to help the Packers beat Manistee in a dual match.
Katelynne Gerth was the match medalist with a score of 46 while Taylor Mulder had the shot of the day with a birdie chip in on the par 4 12th hole.
Packers clip Eagles
Fremont 5 Kent City 1
The Kent City Eagles traveled to Fremont Tuesday afternoon to face the Packers in the first conference match of the season. It was a slow start for both teams but the Packers finally got on the board with 20 minutes left in the first half. Lane Converse sent a ball to Ed Hallberg's head making the score 1-0. 4 minutes later Converse finished a ball of his own from Carter Moon. The Eagles answered just a few minutes later on a set play from Jarek Jaramillo. The scored was 2-1 at the half. Fremont came out strong in the second half scoring a minute in when Wyatt VanBoven sent a ball to Carter Moon. Fremont's 4th goal came on a Penalty Kick from David Wachter. The final goal of the match was sent from the Packer's Grant Vissia to the foot of Wyatt VanBoven for the finish. Fremont outshot the Eagles 22-7. Joe Kortge made 6 saves in net for the Packers and Carson Synder made 17 saves for the Eagles. Kent City dropped to 2-1 and 0-1 in the conference while the Packers improved to 2-2 and 1-0 in the conference.
Hesperia sweeps past Holton as Bayle tops stats page in kills, aces,and digs.
The Panthers defeated the Devils in three straight in their home opener 25-13, 25-20, 25-11. Panther offensive leaders were Emily Bayle with 9 kills, Rachel Romero with 8 kills, and Isabelle Rumsey with 5 kills for the night. Bayle led at the service line with 5 aces along with Kyra Sayer with 3 aces, while Aria Thomas and Romero each added 2 aces for the Panthers. Sayer and Thomas each had 11 assists on the night. Defensively, Bayle led with 9 digs along with 3 digs from Adriana Escobedo. Bayle, Romero, and Rumsey each had a single block on the night.
The Panther team will get up early to play at the Cadillac tournament on Thursday, August 29th and resume conference play on September 4th, when they will travel to White Cloud to face the Indians. The Panthers are currently 1-0 in league competition and 2-2 over all on the season.
Fremont takes runner-up at MCC Tourney
The Packers placed 2nd at the Mason County Central Invitational bringing home the runner up trophy. Tough defense and staying aggressive on the attack was what helped the Packers accomplish this runner up finish. Kennedy Christoffersen lead the Pack with 39 digs. On the attack Rhi Pafford and Carle Bruggema lead the Packers in kills with 25 and 21 respectively. Serving aggressively, Calla Miller added 9 aces. Making it to the finals, the Packers were defeated by the Ludington Orioles.