Chase, VandeWeide get the gold for Grant
The Tiger tennis players traveled to the Caledonia Invite Saturday playing against bigger schools, facing Lowell and Caledonia. The guys played well bringing home 7 medals. Carter Chase and Jed VanderWeide won 6-1 6-0 in the final to take the gold medals at #1 doubles, improving to 11-3 on the year. The team's #1 singles as well as the team's 3 & 4 doubles took home runner-up medals.
No. 1 - Karlton Zerlaut, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Collier Kaufman, LOWELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-3, 6-3, -;
No. 2 - Miles Droski, LOWELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Riley Holmberg, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0, -;
No. 3 - Will Devoest, LOWELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Matt Hautamaki, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0, -;
No. 4 - Ty Knottnerus, LOWELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Eli Bradley, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-0, -;
No. 1 - Andrew Larson, CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL def. Karlton Zerlaut, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 1-6, 10-5;
No. 2 - Grant Peek, CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL def. Riley Holmberg, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-0, -;
No. 3 - Alec Bisterfeldt, CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL def. Matt Hautamaki, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-3, -;
No. 4 - Jordan Rundhaug, CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL def. Eli Bradley, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-1, -;
No. 1 - Jed Vanderweide - Carter Chase, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Aiden Kelley - Winton Garrelts, LOWELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-0, 6-1, -;
No. 2 - Patrick Devoest - Terrick Stewart, LOWELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL def. Dustin Slachter - Payton Swinehart, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 5-7, 6-1, 10-7;
No. 3 - Trent Patton - Diego Krepps, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Max Del Rosario - Tyler Spinella, LOWELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 10-4;
No. 4 - Kyle Bay - Isaac Higgins, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. Connor Kleinedler - Alex Kleinedler, LOWELL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 6-4, -;
No. 1 - Jed Vanderweide - Carter Chase, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL def. John Kotarski - Adam Morris, CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL, 6-1, 6-0, -;
No. 2 - Anthony Oliver - Mathias Vanderelde, CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL def. Dustin Slachter - Payton Swinehart, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 7-5, 6-4, -;
No. 3 - Aiden Sowerby - Evan Ries, CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL def. Trent Patton - Diego Krepps, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 7-6 (3), 6-0, -;
No. 4 - Brayton Robertson - Landon Reynolds, CALEDONIA HIGH SCHOOL def. Kyle Bay - Isaac Higgins, GRANT HIGH SCHOOL, 6-4, 6-0, -;
Panthers add to the trophy case
Both JV and Varsity Lady Panthers brought home trophies today! The Varsity team went 3-0 in Pool Play, then moved on to defeat a tough Central Montcalm team in the semi-finals with the scores 25-21, 25-22. Followed by a 25-19, 25-20 win of Saranac in the finals, making them back to back champions of the Mustang Invitational. The Panthers were led offensively by Emily Bayle with 25 kills. Rachel Romero, Brooke Billings, and Isabelle Rumsey added 16,15,14 kills respectively for the Panther offense. Kyra Sayer led with 37 assists along with 24 assists from Aria Thomas. Sayer led at the serving line with 6 aces, Allison Homfeld and Bayle served up 5 and 4 aces respectively. Defensively, Bayle led with 19 digs, Romero 12, and Adriana Escobedo with 10 digs. Rumsey led the team with 7 blocks while Billings had 5 blocks on the day. The Panthers have a 12-4 record overall and are 2-0 in the CSAA.
Cloud grabs third straight Zion title
This past weekend the Lady Indians traveled to Zion Christian in hopes of bringing the championship trophy home for the third year in a row. After coming out of pool undefeated, the ladies had to play tournament hosts Zion Christian. They carried on their undefeated record and made it to the semi-finals against Martin. Defeating Martin 25-13 and 25-11, they were looking to face Maple Valley in the finals.
After a rough start, the Lady Indians battled back to win the first game 26-24. The second game was just as intense, but in the end, they came out on top with a score of 28-26. They had some great defense against a very tough Maple Valley offense.
Alexis Strait led the team in serving with 67 points and 28 aces, followed by Olivia Bowman with 40 points and 13 aces, including the winning ace in the finals. Olivia also led in kills with 37 and Alexis with 23. We had a great day of blocking with Alexis earning 10, Emily Hodges with 7, and Cassie Watson with 4. Alexis did a nice job dishing out assists with 69. Emily Feldpausch had a great day in the back row with 40 digs followed by Alexis, Olivia, and Carsyn Scarlavai with 34, 30, and 30, respectively. We will be heading to Holton Wednesday to continue continue conference play.
Pack shut out
The Bulldogs swept past the Packers in a dual meet Thursday 3-0..Rhi Pafford led Fremont with 10 kills followed by Natalie Jamison with 5. Carle Bruggema finished with 11 assists while Calla Miller added 8.
Moon scores 4 in Fremont win
The Packers traveled to Grant Thursday afternoon for a non-conference match against the Tigers. Fremont's Carter Moon had a big match with four goals while Waden Woods added one of his own. Conner Roesler and Kasidy Wright tallied single assists for Fremont. Grant's Albert Macias scored Grant's lone goal off a corner kick directly. The halftime score was Fremont 2-Grant 0 and the final Fremont 5-Grant 1. Fremont outshot Grant 19-3. Joe Kortge made 2 saves for Fremont and Ed Hallberg also made 1. Logan Osborn made 14 saves for the Tigers. Fremont improved to 4-2 overall and 2-0 in the conference. Grant fell to 3-1 overall and 1-1 in the conference.