FROM STAFF REPORTS
Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — Amber Brautigam celebrated her 18th birthday Thursday with a five-hit night as Traverse City West swept Gaylord 12-9 and 7-4 in a Big North Conference softball doubleheader.
Brautigam had two triples and three RBIs.
Kerri McAdams and Molly Longton combined to strike out five in the opener, and Longton fanned three in the nightcap.
Laura Krieber added three hits, a triple, two RBIs and solid defense at second base, while Abby Howard had four hits and three RBIs, Carley Drzewiecki chipped in three hits, a double and three RBIs, Angelika Diehl added three hits, a double and two RBIs and Anna O’Hara drove in two runs with two hits.
In the JV contests, West won 18-3 and 15-5.
Jodi Turnquist was 2 for 3 with a triple and four RBIs in the opener, while McKenzie Ankerson drove in four runs in the nightcap. Mykaylah Gauld and Turnquist had doubles. Emma VanderMeulen was the winning pitcher in both games and also drive in four runs.
East Jordan 1 18
Suttons Bay 1 9
Val Peters doubled, then scored moments later on Lindsey Schroeder’s infield groundout as East Jordan’s softball team salvaged a 1-1 tie against Suttons Bay in the first game of a doubleheader. The Red Devils bounced back with an 18-9 win in the second game.
Jane Hursey struck out 10 in the opener for Suttons Bay. Offensively, Caylee Patterson had an RBI single, and Beedoskal Stonefish and Veronica Anderson added singles.
In the second game East Jordan was paced by Lindsey Graham, Maddie Cesaro and McKenna Steltzner had two hits each. Stonefish, Anderson and Marla Reynolds each had two hits for the Norsemen.
TC Christian 17 14
Bear Lake 13 12
TC Christian and Bear Lake combined to plate 56 runs in a softball doubleheader, with Bear Lake taking game one 17-13 and Christian (5-10) bouncing back to win 13-12.
Katie Millard got the win in the first game, striking out three. Katelyn Pruyne was 4-for-4, Breanne Bowling went 3-for-5 and Jill Johnson 2-for-3 for Bear Lake.
Mikayla Brett got the win in the second game for the Sabres. Maddie White had two hits, including a double, and five RBIs, and McKenzie Berg had two hits and three RBIs. For Bear Lake, Millard and Emileigh Ferguson shared pitching duties. Offensively for Bear Lake (11-8), Nicole Gervin was 3-for-3, including a home run, Ferguson went 3-for-4 and Katelyn Adams was 1-for-2.
Inland Lakes 14 12
Forest Area 7 9
Inland Lakes swept a softball doubleheader from host Forest Area, winning the Ski Valley Conference matchup 14-7 and 12-9.
For Forest Area, Courtney Birgy pitched both games. In the opener she struck out nine. In game two she fanned two in three innings. Natasha Bayne came on in relief and struck out one.
Offensively in game one, Birgy had a home run and three RBIs; Emily Gonyer had a double among two hits, Chelsea Saylor had two hits, and Cami Campbell and Breanna Hejmel each doubled.
In the second game Gonyer had three hits, including a double and a triple; Birgy had a double among two hits and an RBI; Bayne had two hits; and Nellie McDaniels and Saylor each tripled.
TC Central 7
TC Central won its second Big North Conference dual meet in as many tries, beating Petoskey 7-1.
Singles winners for the Trojans were: No. 1 Page Cooley, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Kelli Milliken, 6-0, 6-1; and No. 4 Taylor Weckstein, 6-1, 6-0.
Winning doubles matches for Central were: No. 1 Kitty Mast and Elizabeth Pappas, 6-1, 6-0; No. 2 Leah Potter and Katie Raymond, 6-2, 6-4; No. 3 Devin Dotterer and Abby Palisin, 6-3, 6-0; and No. 4 Amelia Pezzetti and Molly Whiting, 6-2, 6-0.
Petoskey’s win came at No. 3 singles as Sydney Chambers posted a 7-6, 6-0 victory.
TC St. Francis JV 5
East Jordan 3
TCSt. Francis’ JV team swept the doubles flights to top East Jordan 5-3.
The doubles flights of Emily Weitzel-Jenna Tomczak (6-1, 6-1), Lily Ambrosius/Jessica Pax (6-0, 6-0), Alex Middleton-Emma Schmitz (6-0, 6-0) and Elizabeth Gallagher/Ainsley Gabriel (default).
Emma Eckhoff won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 singles.
TC West 8
Traverse City West swept all eight flights in an 8-0 victory over Alpena.
The Titans’ singles wins came from Sierra Falkner (6-3, 6-2), Morgan Harris (6-0, 6-0), Jill Turnquist (6-0, 6-1) and Hannah Ramsby (4-6, 6-3, 6-3)
In doubles, West received wins by Monica Hessler/Sydney Diss (6-0, 6-1), Alex Hornbogen/Ellis Masters (6-2, 6-2), Kaelyn Hughes/Stephanie Schreiber (6-0, 6-4) and Kitt Hornbogen/Allie Richey (6-1, 6-).
TC Central JV Black 8
Petoskey JV 0
The TC Central JV Black girls tennis team dominated Petoskey, winning 8-0.
Singles winners for the Trojans were: Isabel Lutz, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1; Abbey Kaufman, 6-1, 6-1 at No. 2; Andrea Longton, 6-0, 6-2 at No. 3; and Angela Amalfitano, 6-1, 7-5 at No. 4; Doubles winners were: Hannah Simmons and Aleksa Szunko, 6-2, 6-2 at No. 1; Kayla Hilner and Caroline Gardner, 6-2, 6-1 at No. 2; Kaitlyn McLintock and Shannon Weaver, 6-0, 6-1 at No. 3; and Molly Smith and Katie Stanton, 6-0, 6-0 at No. 4.
TC Christian 4
TC Christian had come-from-behind, three-set victories in two matches to tie Grayling 4-4 in girls tennis action.
At No. 4 singles Emily Peterson won 4-6, 6-2, 6-4, while at No. 4 doubles Jen Postaychuk and Margaret Postaychuk won 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Other winners for Christian were Meg O’Connor at No. 3 singles, 6-4, 6-2 and the No. 1 doubles team of Katy Mannis and Amanda Ufer, 6-1, 6-2.
The Sabres are at the Boyne Mountain Invitational on Friday.
TC West 1
Petoskey scored a pair of first-half goals to trip up Traverse City West and win 2-1 in Big North Conference action.
Madison Jenner pulled the Titans within a goal with an unassisted second-half score. Savanna Wojtanowski was in net for West (7-4-2, 4-1-2 BNC), which travels Saturday to Midland before playing at TC Central on Monday.
Brittany Sanderson and Kaylie Camp split time in goal in the JV game that resulted in a 0-0 tie.
Elk Rapids 2
Clare Huhta scored off a Haley Patterson corner kick to help Elk Rapids top Grayling 2-0 in Lake Michigan Conference play.
Marissa Rogers added a penalty kick goal with 12 seconds left to seal the win.
Paige Granger made three saves for the Elks (9-1-1, 8-1 LMC), who travel Monday to East Jordan. The Vikings fall to 4-6.
Benzie Central 1
Mason County Cent. 1
Annabelle Louisignau scored early in the second half, but Mason County Central answered 15 minutes later as Benzie Central tied the Spartans 1-1 in girls soccer.
Megan Kubit assisted on the Benzie goal, sending a cross toward the net that Louisignau headed in.
The Huskies (0-9-2) face Manistee on Tuesday.
TRACK AND FIELD
Gladiator girls, Benzie boys win Garland Inv.
St. Francis’ girls edged Benzie Central for first, while the Benzie Central boys cruised to a first-place finish at the seven-team Garland Invitational in Suttons Bay.
The meet uses combined scores from the top two competitors to determine times and distances.
The St. Francis girls won seven events to claim the first-place finish with 94 points. Benzie followed with 89, Kingsley had 62, Suttons Bay had 31, Glen Lake 30, Manistee 24 and Frankfort 11.
Winners for the Gladiators were: Grace Meachum and Lauren Buckel in the 100 (26:01); Kaitlin Hegewald and Madelyn Zamerron in the 200 (55.39); Holly Bullough and Hegewald in the 400 (2:03.35); Buckel and Erin McDonald in the 800 (4:57.66); the 1,600 relay of Maddy Danz, Hegewald, Buckel and McDonald (4:17.57); Meachum and Hegewald in the long jump (30-10); and the 3,200 relay team of Danz, McDonald, Buckel and Bullough (10:08.81).
Benzie’s winners included: the 400 relay team of Jordan Nye, Miranda Besey, Alikay Hamilton and Abbey Clasen (52.38); Clasen and Kelsey Burgess in the high jump (8’9”); Madison Outzke and Jenna Gauthier in the shot put (64’4.5”); Madison Lutzke and Mary Warsecke in the discus (193’9”); Besey and Warsecke in the 300 hurdles (1:46.89); Ashley Harris and Burgess in the pole vault (15’0”); and the 800 relay team of Nye, Hamilton, Besey and Clasen (1:50.66).
Suttons Bay won the 100 hurdles behind the efforts of Madelyn Hall and Kaitlyn Gaudard (34.98), while Glen Lake won the 1,600 behind Katelyn Grigg and Kelsey Grigg (11:32.82), and Manistee won the 3,200 with Annie Fuller and Ashley Lindeman (22:36).
Benzie’s boys scored 88 points, with Kingsley in second with 58, Suttons Bay in third with 54, Glen Lake fourth (50), St. Francis fifth (43), Manistee sixth (41) and Frankfort seventh (14).
On the boys side, Benzie’s winners included: Drew Byrd and Aaron Whaley in the high jump (11’6”); Corey Bock and Christian Dilas in the 110 hurdles (34.82); Janfried Wemken and Noah Rowbotham in the 300 hurdles (1:34.27); Tim Smith and Whaley in the shot put (89’2.5”); Chase Pattison and Adam Arroyo in the discus (250’2”); Bock and Javier Rodriguez in the long jump (39’6.5”); the 800 relay team of Bock, Garrit Buist, Rodriguez and Wemken (1:35.62); Andrew Hayden and Kyle Bailey in the 1,600 (9:41.43); and Jared Bluhm and Luke Reed in the 3,200.
Kingsley’s wins came in the pole vault, with Brandon Seitz and Ray Wallace coming up with a 22’6”, and in the 3,200 relay with the team of Aaron Lee, Cam Lee, Scott Fisher and Jake Keena (8:57.52).
Suttons Bay got its wins in the 200 with Carter Hanson and Dylan Evatt (48.42); and the 400 with Ken Pease and Evatt (1:47.22).
Glen Lake won the 400 relay with Parker Kokowicz, Spencer Query, Carter Lee and Tyler Stachnick running a 45.47.
Manistee took top honors in the 100, where Evan Slowinski and Nick Williams running a 22.99, and the 800, where Jaret Deisch and Andrew Solberg ran a 4:10, as well as the 1,600 relay (3:40.69) with the team of Solberg, Bryce Cameron, Deisch and Carter Eckhardt.
TC West wins Ogemaw Heights Invitational
The Traverse City West golf team put together another stellar outing, shooting a 299 to win the Ogemaw Heights Invitational by 13 strokes.
Cam Murray was the medalist of the meet with a 67. Alex Scott followed with a 75, and Payden Myers (77) and Brady Greenman rounded out the scores (80) for the Titans.
Roscommon was second overall with a 312 and Tawas took third with a 314. TC Central placed second out of Big North teams and was fourth overall. The Titans were led by Winton Munch with a 76, which placed him sixth. Danny Brott was 10th overall with a 78. Trey Pezzetti (82), Derek Schrank (82) and Riley Boyd (83) completed the scoring for the Trojans.
In the junior varsity meet West was first with a 343 and Central was third with a 377. Central’s Abe Lewis was the medalist with an 86. West’s Zach Perrin and Jacob Martin shot 84s to tie for second. Other scores for West were Tanner Hewitt with an 87 and Seth Perrin with an 88. Other scores for Central were Matt Wooten with a 92, David Chauvette with a 99 and Brandon Smith with a 100.
West’s next outing is Monday at Brighton. The same day the Trojans play at the Traverse City Country Club.
Elk Rapids 9 1
Harbor Springs 6 6
Josh McColley struck out two in four innings of work, then added a hit, scored twice and drove in two runs to lead Elk Rapids to a 9-6 victory over Harbor Springs in the first game of a baseball doubleheader. The Rams salvaged a split with a 6-1 victory in game two.
Elk Rapids’ offense was aided in the first game by Jason Allison, who had two hits and scored three runs, Nick Sizinski, who had two hits, scored two runs and had an RBI, and Marty Raymond, who had a hit and scored a run.
In the second game Harbor broke open a 1-1 game with a five-run fifth inning. Raymond was strong through four innings for the Elks (4-6, 2-5 Lake Michigan Conference). Trent Rice had a double among two hits and scored Elk Rapids’ run. Allison, Raymond and Sizinski added hits, and Ryan McChesney had an RBI.
The Elks are at Kalkaska on Tuesday.
Benzie Central 9 10
Cadillac 2 3
Benzie Central had a couple of big games offensively in sweeping a baseball doubleheader at Cadillac, 9-2 and 10-4.
Offensively for the Huskies in the opener, Joel Ledford had two doubles among three hits and three RBIs, and Nick McGirr had two doubles among three hits and drove in one run. Zach Perry added two doubles and Joel Fields had a triple among two hits and two RBIs.
In the second game, Austin Ross went 3-for-5 with a triple and Fields was 3-for-4. McGirr added a two hits and two RBIs, Matt Thaxton and Perry had two hits apiece, and Joel Ledford had two hits and two RBIs.
Thaxton was the winning pitcher in game one, striking out seven and allowing three hits. Jackson Ledford got the win in the second game, striking out eight and giving up six hits.
Kalkaska 3 6
Manton 2 4
Tyler Vowels came home on a passed ball to score the winning run in the eighth inning as Kalkaska defeated Manton 3-2 in the first game of a baseball doubleheader. In the second game the Blazers won 6-4.
Chris Spann got the win in the opener, allowing only one hit and striking out five in three innings of relief for Josh Hill. The Kalkaska starter went five innings, allowing two hits and striking out four. At the plate, Kollyn Wilson had two hits.
In game two, Nick Mitchell got the win, allowing four hits and fanning one.
Offensively for Kalkaska, Wilson went 2-for-3 and Preston James went 2-for-2.
Lake Leelanau SM 9 11
Buckley 2 0
John VanRaalte drove in six runs — three in each game — to lead Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s to a 9-2 and 11-0 doubleheader sweep of Buckley.
Collin Platts gave up hits to the night’s first three batters and then shut the Bears down the rest of the way. He struck out six.
Nate Schwarz, Daniel Bardenhagen, VanRaalte and Tristan Peabody had three hits each, and Schwarz and Bardenhagen drove in two runs apiece.
Bardenhagen gave up only one single in the fourth inning of the nightcap, striking out four. Leif Mohrman and VanRaalte had three hits each.
The Eagles (3-5-2) host the Leelanau Classic today starting with a 1 p.m. matchup between St. Mary’s and Glen Lake, followed by Suttons Bay vs. St. Mary’s at 3 p.m. and Glen Lake against Suttons Bay at 5 p.m.
Gaylord St. Mary 16 15
Ellsworth 1 0
With five players missing due to the state archery finals, Gaylord St. Mary made due with some junior-varsity call-ups and posted 16-1 and 15-0 wins.
Brendon Nowicki tossed a one-hitter in the 16-1 opener, striking out four. Casey Gilling, Cole Lofler and eighth-grader Nick Torskey had three hits each as the Snowbirds amassed 18 hits — all singles.
Matt Spyhalski fanned six and gave up two hits in the 15-0 nightcap. He also added a 4 for 4 game at the plate, driving in three runs. Nick Harrington had three hits, including a triple, and drove in five runs.
St. Mary (8-4) hosts Bellaire on Monday.
— Compiled by James Cook and Chris Dobrowolski.