From staff reports
KINGSLEY — Kingsley captured a Division 3 team wrestling district Wednesday by beating Kalkaska 62-12 and Elk Rapids 48-24.
The Stags had eight wrestlers finish 2-0 on the night — David Bruner at 112, Max Denny at 119, Tyler Slater at 125, Cody Fryhover at 130, Jake King at 140, Brian Lark at 171, Dustin Kerr at 189 and Chase Gaca at 285.
Kingsley will advance to the team regional next Wednesday at Roscommon.
Glen Lake, Benzie win LMSC meet
The Glen Lake girls and Benzie Central boys won the Lake Michigan Ski Conference finals at Crystal Mountain.
The Glen Lake girls finished with 50 points. Benzie was second with 61.
For the Lakers, Amanda Lodge was second in slalom (54.99) and third in giant slalom (41.73), Kaitlin Gaudard was third in slalom (56.25), Dani Merwin was fifth in slalom (57.06) and sixth in giant slalom (42.73), Sunni Charpentier was 10th in slalom (1:03.85) and Lucy Teubner 14th in giant slalom (50.79).
Benzie’s Morgan Papineau swept the two disciplines — 53.16 in the slalom and 40.71 in the giant slalom. Manistee’s Alma Brinkman finished second in the giant slalom (41.09).
In the boys meet, Benzie edged Onekama 55-59.
In the slalom for Benzie, Isaac Miller placed fifth (1:03.15), Bennett Schmitt seventh (1:10.32), Evan Hammon eighth (1:10.92) and Cody Reightley 10th (1:15.12). In the giant slalom, Casey McKinley was fifth (42.49), Miller sixth (44.33), Reightley ninth (48.68) and Max Okros 10th (50.77).
Bellaire’s Ben Hicks won the giant slalom (38.78) and Glen Lake’s Evan Fink the slalom (54.69). Onekama’s Chris Buswinks was second in slalom (55.11) and giant slalom (40.78) while Glen Lake’s Sam Rouzer was third in slalom (59.66) and giant slalom (41.79).
TC West 4
Traverse City West used two goals early in the second period and two more early in the third period to defeat Petoskey 4-2.
Eric Anton and Caleb Breithaupt had the Titans’ second period goals and Jacob Benker and Jake Saxton scored the two in the third period, which put West ahead 4-1. Saxton, Ashton Lawton, Nick Schultz, Jeff Linenger and Benker each had assists.
Brendan Lacharite made 25 saves in goal for West (9-12, 6-3 Big North), which outshot the Northmen 39-27.
Bryndon Worden had Petoskey’s first goal, trimming West’s lead to 2-1 near the midpoint of the second period, and Tom Crampton added a late goal, on a breakaway.
West plays in the MIHL Showcase on Friday against Northville.
Glen Lake 49
Glen Lake outscored Kingsley 32-19 in the second half to post a come-from-behind 49-38 win in a Northwest Conference match up.
Carter Lee led the Lakers’ charge with 22 points and 10 rebounds. Logan Lacross added 12 points and 17 rebounds. Stacy Almquist had 12 points for the Stags.
Glen Lake is at Leland on Friday, then faces Kingsley again on Monday for a make-up game.
Suttons Bay 62
Benzie Central 33
Suttons Bay had a 16-10 lead after one quarter and slowly built on that difference over the next three quarters, topping Benzie Central 62-33.
The Norsemen, who share the Northwest Conference lead with Frankfort and Glen Lake, were ahead 33-22 at the half and 53-28 after three periods. Logan Mikesell had 16 points, Adam Arroyo 12 and Casey Cross 10 for Suttons Bay (10-3, 6-2 Northwest), which hosts Buckley on Friday.
Ismael Halaweh had 16 points for Benzie Central.
David and Mason Loney combined for 21 points in the fourth quarter as Frankfort pulled away to a 66-46 Northwest Conference win at Leland
The Panthers (8-4, 6-2) led by four, 40-36, entering the final eight minutes.
David Loney finished with 27 points and 17 rebounds. Mason Loney added 13 points and Brandon Schaub 10.
Cam Stowe paced Leland (6-6, 4-4) with 16 points. Tyler Leveque and Austin Fellows had 11 points apiece.
Frankfort is at Mesick on Friday, Leland faces Glen Lake.
Mesick pulled away from Buckley in the fourth quarter of a 71-45 win.
The Bulldogs were leading 50-41 after the third quarter, but controlled the game from there. Billy Bardocz led Mesick with 17 points and Bryce Guernsey had 18 for Buckley.
Inland Lakes 38
Denny Hall’s 26 points and six rebounds sparked unbeaten Bellaire to a 65-38 Ski Valley win over Inland Lakes.
The Eagles (11-0, 8-0) used a 15-2 run in the second quarter to extend a 14-9 lead to 29-11 at half.
Hunter Walsh added 10 points and six rebounds while Hayden Niepoth contributed nine points, four rebounds and three assists.
Ryan Howery had 12 points and Andrew Dufek 10 for Inland Lakes.
Bellaire, which plays four games in six nights, hosts Central Lake on Friday.
Central Lake 61
Once Onaway began getting the ball inside to Carlos Bautista and Joe O’Bradovich the Cardinals were able to pull away from Central Lake, beating the Trojans 73-61.
The Cardinals trailed 20-16 early, but pulled ahead 27-24 at the half. They were up 50-44 entering the fourth and dominated the last quarter.
O’Bradovich had 25 points and 11 rebounds, and Bautista had 24 points and 10 boards.
Onaway (11-2, 8-1 Ski Valley) is at Gaylord St. Mary on Friday.
Brandon Dingman’s 35 points, six rebounds and six steals led Mancelona to a 69-51 Ski Valley win over Pellston.
Griffin Borst had nine points and eight rebounds for the Ironmen (9-3, 7-2).
Boyne Falls 38
Boyne Falls outscored Ellsworth 7-2 in the fourth quarter to pull out a 38-35 Northern Lakes win
Clay Whitley netted 14 points and Marcus Matelski 12 for Boyne Falls. Nate Veldboom had 16 for Ellsworth (3-8), which plays Vanderbilt on Friday.
Bear Lake 79
Shane Peterson led a trio of players in double figures with 24 points as Bear Lake downed Pentwater 79-47.
Riley Merrill added 17 points and 13 rebounds, while Cody Brown had 15 points and seven assists for the Lakers (8-2, 7-1 West Michigan D), who host Manistee Catholic Central on Friday.
St. Francis 60
Juliana Phillips scored 15 points and Sarah Carney 12 as St. Francis remained unbeaten in the Lake Michigan Conference with a 60-35 win over Grayling.
The Gladiators, who travel to Harbor Springs on Friday, improved to 12-2 overall and 8-0 in the league.
Sam Denno netted 12 points and Cierra Prosser 10 for Grayling.
The Vikings won the JV game 38-18 as Emma Prosser tossed in nine points. Colleen LaBonte scored 11 points for St. Francis (5-10).
Central Lake 60
Central Lake ran out to a 43-9 halftime lead behind a good start from Mariah Cords and went on to beat Atlanta 60-15.
Cords scored 11 of her 15 points in the first half to lead the Trojans (8-4). Allie Hines added 12 points in the win.
Central Lake is at Mancelona today.
Hadfield rolls a 246, Titans beat Benzie
Using a balanced attack led by Tyler Hadfield’s 246, the Traverse City West Titans beat Benzie Central 30-0 in a league match at Lucky Jack’s.
Sawyer Robinson bowled a 222 for West. Nathan Ballard’s 211 game was high for Benzie.
Bellaire Red stayed undefeated with a 21-9 victory over St. Francis. Leading the way for Bellaire was Nick Betten with a 250. Robert Williams led the Glads with a 190.
Elk Rapids remained one point behind Bellaire with a 22-8 victory over Kingsley. Leading the way for Elks was R.J. Kassel with a 204. High game honors for Kingsley went to Travis Hull with a 198.
In a close match, the Traverse City West White B defeated Traverse City Central Black A 16-14. Brady Sievert and Aden Johnson paced the Titans with a pair of 173 games. Dawson Chown led the Trojans with a 166 game.
Traverse City Christian Maroon beat Glen Lake 28½-1½. Grant Maurer topped the Sabres with a 179 while Tristen Witkowski led the Lakers with a 223.
In JV action, Bellaire White defeated Traverse City Christian White 27-3. Leading the way for the Eagles was John Fahner with a 177 while Brendan Ehlert had a 163 for the Sabres. Elk Rapids Black defeated Traverse City Central Black 29-1 as Jose Salermon bowled a 197 for the Elks and Derek Wilsona 130 for the Trojans. In a battle of West junior varsity teams, White A defeated White C 24-6. Grant Balino rolled a 159 to lead White A while Mark Gutowski had a 128 to lead White C. Traverse City Central Gold defeated Traverse City West Gold 27-3 behind Brad Wozniak’s 265 and Mitchel Mosley’s 256. Top score for West belonged to Chris Grigsby with a 202.
In girls action, Traverse City West White A defeated Bellaire White A 23-7. Leading the way for the Lady Titans was Lexi Chouinard with a 198 — 88 pins over her average. Top score for the Lady Eagles went to Olivia Vidal with a 117.
Traverse City West White B swept Traverse City Central Black 30-0 as Jacqueline Perdee bowled a 148 game.
Bellaire Red defeated Traverse City Central Gold 16½-13½. Leading the way for the Lady Eagles was Destiny Zoulek with a 148. Lexie Penney topped the Lady Trojans with a 148.
Traverse City West Green swept Kingsley 30-0 as Bryce Noble had a 201 for the Lady Titans. High score for Kingsley went to Ember Lhamon as she bowled a 146.
Traverse City West Gold beat the vacant team 26-4 as Meaghan Kennedy led with a 186. Glen Lake stayed undefeated, beating Benzie Central 27-3. Leading the way for the Lady Lakers was Bryanne Palmer with a 201 while Crystal Hettinger had a 157 for the Lady Huskies.
TC Central to host indoor track meet
Traverse City Central will host a MITS (Michigan Indoor Track Series) indoor track meet on Saturday, Feb. 15.
The meet will be in the school gymnasium. Doors open at 2 p.m. with the meet to start at 3.
The meet is open to any high school student. The meet will consist of two events — the boys and girls high jump and shot put. It will be the last qualifier before the state meet on Feb 22 at CMU.
For more information, call John Lober at 342-8247.
Nordic teams to host pasta dinner Friday
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Central and West Nordic ski teams will be hosting a Vasa Pasta pre-race dinner on Friday from 5-8 p.m. at Timber Ridge Resort.
The dinner will be held in Timber Ridge’s banquet facility adjacent to the Vasa race packet pick up in the main lodge. This is an annual fundraiser for the ski teams. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (12 and under). The menu includes pasta with a choice of vegetarian or meat sauce, Caesar salad, Stone House Bread, and homemade desserts. Skiers from both high schools will be helping out at the event.
Traverse City is hosting the state high school championships at the Vasa Pathway trailhead Feb. 14-15.
For those who would like to support the teams but are not able to attend the dinner, donations can be mailed to: TC Boosters Nordic Ski Team, Attn. John Kostrzewa C/O Central High School, 1150 Milliken Dr., Traverse City, MI 49686
Last weekend the high school racers competed in the White Pine Stampede and two Junior National qualifiers in Ishpeming.
In the White Pine women’s 10K freestyle, Williasmburg’s Heidi Schwab (home school) came in first in 29:10, TC Central’s Kelly Peregrine second in 29:35 and Williamsburg’s Emma Schwab (home school) third in 32:45.
In the men’s 10K freestyle, Sean Brownell (TC West) placed first in 26:50, Mark Smith (Petoskey) second in 27:02 and Nicholas Amato (TC West) third in 27:32.
Overall winners in the 10K Classic were Traverse City West’s Kyla Foley in 44:03 and Traverse City Central’s Keefer Edwards in 33:59.
At the Junior National qualifier, Traverse City Central’s Niki Roxbury captured the 5K freestyle U16 girls division in 18:01, Harbor Springs’ Sarah Goble took first in the 10K U18 division in 29:41 with Traverse City Central’s Erin Lipp second in 30:47.
In the sprint race, Marquette’s Abby Potts finished first, Lipp second and Goble third.