Grant 1 Big Rapids 2
Coach Gomez de Leon: The anticipation of playing a tough team like Big Rapids was killing us as the game was originally scheduled to be played on 04/15/19, but due to weather it was rescheduled for Tuesday, 04/16/19 and then again rescheduled a second time for 04/19/19. Going into this game we all knew Big Rapids as a dangerous team, but my father taught me that if we want to be the best we have to play the best and want it more. How much we wanted it showed as our lady Tigers started the game playing smart defense; in fact pressing was the name of the game.
In an intense fight for ball control Lady Tigers took advantage of a clear run creating a beautiful play in which Nikki Tellkamp was able to crash the ball into our opponents net. The first half ended 1-0 with our Tigers leading. Second half started and in one of the many chancy corner kicks from Big Rapids they ended up scoring; leaving the game at 1-1 with time still on the clock. The clock was ticking down and with a minute and a half left Tigers kept trying to pressure forward for the win, but a great shot from Big Rapids caught us off-guard and ended the game 1-2 in favor of Big Rapids. Despite the hard loss, I am proud of my girls as they showed up and demonstrated that they are a team to watch out for. A team that will force other schools to bring their A game, because we will not make it easy.
Grant 8 Kent City 0
Coach Gomez de Leon: Despite the weather, Lady Tigers were excited to play. We had to be cautious to not be overconfident prior to the start of the game, but as the game started it was noticed that our ladies were not playing at the high intensity I know they can play at. During the first half, the Tigers were able to get 7 goals in and less than 10 minutes into the second half the 8th goal was scored and the game ended 8-0 in favor of our Grant Tigers. Delaney Cronk and Nikki Tellkamp achieved hat tricks (scoring three goals in one game), Emme Losee scored for the second time this season, and Teslynn Ausema scored her first goal in her high school career. Our defense did not see much action today, but Carli Fryling (stopper position) pushed forward and attempted to get near the opponents goal. Lili Scott (keeper), was able to play forward where she had 1 assist and while in goal had 1 clear save. Good job ladies! Way to get those points.
Fremont 2 Big Rapids 5
Coach Vissia: The Packers and the Cardinals played a back and forth match until Fremont finally broke down in the final 10 minutes of play. Natalie Jamieson for Fremont netted the first goal of the match in the first minute. Selena Wright answered 10 minutes later for Big Rapids and the scored remained 1-1 at the half. Fremont's Avery Curnett started the scoring 10 minutes into the second half on a pass from Jamieson. The Cardinals scored 15 minutes later to knot the match once again. The game remained tied at 2-2 until the final 10 minutes of the match when Big Rapids scored three goals. Josie Sanders, Leah Alley and Vallery Seay all netted goals for Big Rapids in the final minutes of play. Big Rapids outshot Fremont 11-5. Audrey Johnson from Fremont made 6 saves and Geralynn McAdams from Big Rapids made 3 saves. Big Rapids improves to 4-1-1 while Fremont falls to 3-2-1.
Whitehall 9-9 Hesperia 1-6
The Panthers were held to a single run in the opener courtesy of an Ellie Palmer RBI while the Vikings jumped out to a quick lead and cruised to the win. Alyssa Miller and Caragan Frees each doubled for Hesperia.
Game 2 saw the Whitehall offense put up numbers in every inning while the Panthers fired back with a pair of rallies but still came up short.
Makenna Swisher slashed three singles and scored twice while Palmer also delivered a trio of singles and crossed home two times. Miller drove home a pair with 2 hits and a sac fly.
Palmer took the loss from the slab in game one and Lynssey Tinkham was saddled with the defeat in the ‘cap.
Zoe Bancroft playing in right field had a handful a great defensive plays, including a diving catch to rob a Viking hitter from an extra base hit.
With the losses the Panthers fall to 1-5 overall and 0-2 in the CSAA Silver.
Coach Bolles: “It’s tough only having one win to show for all of our hard work, but in our first three DH’s we’ve played three quality opponents in, Newaygo, Holton and Whitehall and we’ve competed each time our... these tough games are only going to make us better in the long haul.
“Also getting better weather and getting outside on a consistent basis will help as well, I love my team and we’re getting better each time out.”
The Packer golf team traveled to Saint Ives at Canadian Lakes to play in the 2019 Lakeview High School Invitational on Thursday April 18th. A total of 16 teams competed in two divisions where temperatures were in the low 50’s and a light rain persisted for most of the day.
The format is different than all other events the team will play during the season. Rather than individual stroke play the format is match play in which players compete against each other for nine holes. The match play format awards points for the individual matches which in turn determines the team championship and the finish for all the teams in their division.
The individual players are reset for a second and a third nine hole match throughout the day.
The Fremont boys team competed in a competitive field of teams from Big Rapids, Cadillac, Cedar Springs, Belding, Sparta, Orchard View, and Tri-County.
At the end of the day Cadillac and Cedar Springs tied with scores of 41 points with Cadillac emerging the winner after a tiebreaker.
The Fremont varsity team accounted for itself quite well finishing 3rd with a total of 29 points narrowly besting Sparta with 28 points.
The remainder of the division included Belding, 25 points, Big Rapids, 22points, Tri-County, 20 points and Orchard View 10 points. They finished 4th through 8th respectively.
Competing for Fremont were Wyatt Kaastra, Noah Christiansen, Cole Roseler, Tyler Holmes, Preston OsterHart, and Nathan Andersen.
While an individual medal honor was not achieved the team played well together to garner the 3rd place finish.
The boys returned to action on Saturday, April 20, playing in the Kent City High Eagle Invitational at The Falls Golf Club..
Fremont Track & Field
Bulldog Relays – Ionia
Cool and very windy.
The boy’s placed 4th of 8 teams scoring 128 points. All events were run as relays. The 4x1600 was run and scored cross country style will all runners starting at the same time and doing a loop outside the track.
Teams placing in the top 3 earned medals. Medal winners were –
Shot Put relay – 3rd – Dennis Zacharias (So), Dylan Essebaggers (Sr)
Discus relay – 3rd – Dylan Essebaggers, Cody Visscher (So)
Long Jump relay – 2nd – Carter Dunbar (Jr), Wei Chen (Fr)
Pole Vault relay – 2nd – Jackson Fair (So), Gabe Whittle Fr)
Distance Medley relay (1200, 400, 800, 1600) – 1st – Conor Somers (Fr), Case DeKryger (So), Colton Best (So), Nathan Walker (So)
4x1600 – 1st – Ben Paige (So), Nathan Walker, Colton Best, Conor Somers
Full results can be found here
*there was a timing error in the 4x800 and 4x200 so those times are not correct.
- The team will run against Big Rapids and Chippewa Hills on Tuesday at 4:00 in Reed City.