Traverse City Record-Eagle

Prep Sports

September 16, 2012

Roundup: Mustangs win Holly Invitational

Suttons Bay, St. Francis girls 2nd at Ellsworth

HOLLY — Grand Traverse Academy ran to a first-place finish in both the Division 5 boys and girls races Saturday at the Holly Invitational.

The Mustangs won the boys race with 54 points. Hillsdale Academy (69) was second and Ubly (99) third.

Aaron Kostrzewa led the way for GT Academy by taking third in 18:08. Dallas Hanna finished 10th (18:32), Austin McQueer was 11th (18:54) and Tyler Floering was 16th (19:36).

In the girls race, the Mustangs had 30 points, Hillsdale Academy had 53 for second and Auburn Hills Oakland Christian had 71.

Abby Fifarek was fourth (21:35), Molly Ritsema was fifth (21:43), Alysia Campos was sixth (21:52) and Lindsey White was 14th (22:47).

GT Academy competes at Central Lake next Saturday.


Norse, Glads girls finish second at House On The Hill

Suttons Bay and St. Francis' girls each took second at Ellsworth's House On The Hill Invitational.

In the large division, Harbor Springs won with 44 points, followed by the Glads (62) and Charlevoix.

Charlevoix's Amber Way won in 18:35 while St. Francis freshman Holly Bullough was second in 19:08. Other counters for the Glads were Lauren Buckel in 12th (21:48), Maddy Danz 15th (21:51) and Krissi Dressler 16th (22:15).

In the small division, Cedarville was champ while the Norse were second. Dani Merwin was third overall (22:02), Tanna Windham was 12th (24:38), Madison Freeman was 25th (27:01) and Mia Grote was 26th (27:21).

Suttons Bay placed Alex Kraft fourth (18:29) and Sam Wynsma 15th (19:53) in the boys race.

St. Francis was fourth in the large division for the boys. Mark Mol was sixth (17:58), Nick Fisher was 15th (19:09) and Matt Mawby was 19th (19:19).


Leland takes title at Big Rapids Crossroads

Leland won its second tournament of the year on Saturday by claiming the Big Rapids Crossroads Invitational.

The Comets (22-5-2) had pool play wins over Walkerville (25-6, 25-10), McBain NMC (25-20, 25-19) and Crossroads (25-21, 25-17) with a split against Northport (21-25, 25-15). In the semifinals they beat Shepherd (25-19, 25-13) and then Muskegon WMC (25-10, 22-25, 15-12) for the title.

Brooke Olesnavage led the way with 48 kills, 10 digs and 13 aces. Andrea Hunt had 36 kills, 10 digs and eight aces, Maggie Osorio had 37 digs and six aces, Whitney Schaub had 13 digs and 10 aces, Noa Yakobi had 13 kills and seven aces while Felicia Whittaker had 11 kills.

Leland setter Sammie Sterkenburg had eight aces and 18 assists before getting sick after the third match. Caitlin McKee filled in with 78 assists and seven aces.

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