From Staff Reports
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.
Warriors win Silver Division at Beal City
Forest Area went 3-1 at Beal City to win the Silver Division.
The Warriors (23-7-1) opened with a win over Farwell (25-20, 15-25, 15-12) but lost to Beal City (25-16, 25-6). In the Silver Division they beat McBain (20-25, 25-19, 15-12) and Fowler (25-18, 25-12).
Kourtni Birgy had 14 kills, 28 digs and four aces, Megan Gifford had 60 assists and six aces, Tabitha Cecil had 25 kills and seven blocks, Emily Gonyer added 36 digs and 10 kills while Jackie Hyatt had nine kills and three blocks.
Forest Area is at Onaway on Tuesday.
Charlevoix takes third at own its tournament
Charlevoix went 3-2 to finish third at its own invitational.
The Rayders (10-8-5) beat Harbor Light (25-17, 25-11), Inland Lakes (25-20, 25-17) and Harbor Springs (25-18, 25-2) in pool play with a loss to Cheboygan (25-23, 26-24). In the semifinals, they lost to eventual champion Pellston, 25-23, 21-25, 15-9.
Karley Pearsall had 38 kills, 19 blocks, 30 digs and three aces for Charlevoix, Madeline Boss had 33 kills, 32 digs and four aces, Gloria Greene had 58 assists and 15 digs, Jennaca Holecheck had 25 digs and Katie Paramo had 21 digs.
Trojans face ranked opponents at Grandville Invitational
TC Central went 1-2 at the Grandville Invitational, but lost to a couple of ranked opponents.
The Trojans (14-5-1) beat Portland (26-24, 25-22, 23-25) but lost to Lakewood (25-13, 25-13, 25-20) and Mattawan (25-16, 25-18).
Brie Goodno had 17 kills 12 digs and six blocks for TC Central, Maddie Duensing had 25 assists and five aces, Leah Potter had 24 digs and two aces, Lauren Lazowski had three kills, three aces and four blocks while Kiley Kowal had nine kills.
TC Central is at TC West on Wednesday.
Ludington wins Benzie Central Invitational
Ludington posted a 25-15, 25-18 win over the host Huskies to win the Benzie Central Invitational.
The Huskies (13-3-9) had wins over Manistee (25-7, 25-5), Suttons Bay (25-16, 25-9), Mason Co. Central (25-21, 22-25, 15-10) and Suttons Bay (25-12, 25-18). Molly Lehn had 153 assists, seven aces and 12 digs, Maddie Lutzke had 54 kills, 12 blocks and 19 digs, Autumn Hagelstein had33 kills, Jenna Gauthier had 28 kills and 25 digs, Maggie Geetings had 39 assists and 23 digs, Kelsey Judge had 32 digs and Emily Scott had 36 digs.
TC Christian went 1-1-2 on the day. The Sabres (10-12-5) beat Manistee (25-10, 25-18) and split with Suttons Bay (25-22, 26-27) and Benzie Central (21-25, 25-22) in pool play. Frankfort beat them (25-23, 25-15) in the bracket.
Laura Murray had 14 kills, two blocks, seven aces and six digs for TC Christian, Amanda Ufer had 10 kills, 11 digs and eight aces, Makayla Brett had 13 kills and Aubrey Heersema had five kills, 14 aces, three digs and 16 assists.
Elk Rapids 5 Saginaw Nouvel 0
Elk Rapids hit the road and came home with a 5-0 win over Saginaw Nouvel.
The Elks (8-3) had two goals and an assist from Austin McMullen while Talon Felker also scored twice. Jesse Starr had a goal, Andy Atkinson had two assists while Preston McDowell and Cam Johnson each had one assist.
Timmy Barber got the shutout with 10 saves.
St. Francis ties for first with University Liggett
St. Francis traveled to Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett and tied for first with the host Knights with 18 points.
Jack Krzmarik won No. 3 singles with a 6-0, 6-0 win over Williamston, a 6-1, 6-2 win over Grosse Ile and a 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 win over Liggett. Chase Richmond and Blake Bandrowski beat Williamston (7-6, 6-0), Grosse Ile (6-1, 2-6, 6-1) and Liggett (7-5, 3-6, 6-2) to win at No. 2 doubles while Cole Gingras and Jay Jones beat Grosse Ile (6-3, 6-1), Liggett (7-6, 6-3) and Williamston (6-0, 6-1) to win at No. 4 doubles.
Evan Primeau and Corey Boudrie shared the title at No. 3 doubles. Gus Danz (No. 2), Patrick Burke (No. 4) and Tanner Hobbs/Daniel Wilson (No. 1) were all runner-up.
St. Francis play a make-up match at TC West on Monday.
TC Central second at Holly/Grand Blanc Invitational
TC Central had three flight champions and finished second at the Holly/Grand Blanc Invitational.
Rochester Hills Stoney Creek won with 19 points while the Trojans had 18 points and won 2-4 doubles.
Sean Soupiset and Cam Young beat Grand Rapids Christian (6-2, 6-3), Stoney Creek (6-4, 6-3) and Holly (6-3, 6-1) at No. 2, Max Knoblock/Nick Yergens beat Grand Blanc (6-3, 6-2), Port Huron Northern (6-1, 6-4) and GR Christian (7-5, 6-1) at No. 3 and Trey Pezzetti/Yani Beeker beat East Lansing (6-2, 6-3), Stoney Creek (6-3, 6-4) and GR Christian (6-3, 6-0) at No. 4.
Runner-up for the Trojans were Daniel Fedor (No. 2), Garret Kosch (No. 3) Parker Berden (No. 4) and Jack Seymour/Michael Meindertsma (No. 5).
TC Central wins JV Invite
Host TC Central won its own JV Invite with 21 points. St. Francis was second (10).
The Trojans had singles champs from Sebastian Koeth (No. 1), R.J. Fenton (No. 3) and Ron Dohm (No. 4). Doubles winners were Alex Sheridan/Jeff McAndrews (No. 1), Austin Harrison/Riley Boyd (No. 2) and Logan Brown/Lucas Nielsen (No. 4).
TC West won at No. 2 singles with Zane Gum while Zach Broad and Eric Anton won No. 3 doubles.
Bellaire 48 Akron-Fairgrove 8
Bellaire moved to 2-2 on the season with a 48-8 win over Akron-Fairgrove.
The Eagles had four touchdowns from Zach Smith, including an 81-yard run. He finished with 13 carries for 152 yards.
Hunter Walsh ran eight times for 85 yards with a 65-yard TD run, Wes Zarafonitis scored from short yardage and Chase Small returned the opening kickoff 55 yards for a touchdown.
Defensively, Jacob Campis had 16 tackles while Walsh added 11.
Bellaire hosts Posen on Friday.