TC West dropstwo, ties one
Traverse City West opened its boys soccer season at a six-team tournament at the Coast Guard fields in Traverse City, tying Ann Arbor Skyline 0-0, then falling to Warren DeLaSalle 2-0 and Clarkston 4-0.
Kalamazoo Dogs 55
TC Blues 17
The Traverse City Blues dropped their season opener 55-17 to the Division III’s eighth-ranked team, the Kalamazoo Dogs, 55-17.
Noah LaLonde, Donald Welz and Matt Wilcox contributed scores for the Blues, with Ryan Fortune scoring a conversion on the second try.
The Blues trailed 19-5 at the half and were only down 22-17 early in the second half before injuries and a penalty left them short-handed.
TC Centralwins Kickoff Invite
The Traverse City Central boys tennis team won three singles flights and one doubles flight in taking the title of the Kickoff Invitational at Central High School.
Skyler Norgaard clinched the title for the Trojans when he beat his competitor from Rockford 7-6, 7-6 in the No. 1 singles finals. The Trojans ended up outscoring the Rams 20-19 for first. Norgaard also posted wins over Jenison (6-1, 6-0) and Holly (6-3, 6-3).
At No. 3 singles, Cam Young was first with wins over Holly (6-1, 6-0), Jenison (6-0, 6-0) and Rockford (7-6, 5-7, 10-7). At No. 4 singles Nick Yergens beat Jenison (6-0, 6-1), Holly (6-1, 6-0) and Rockford (6-3, 6-1). Central’s other win came at No. 2 doubles with Parker Berden and Yani Beeker winning over Jenison (6-1, 6-0), Rockford (6-3, 6-2) and Holly (6-1, 6-4).
TC Central reaches semis of own tourney
Traverse City Central kicked off the 2013 season by going 3-2-1 at its own tournament, ultimately falling to Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes 25-22, 21-25, 11-15 in the tournament semifinals. Our Lady of the Lakes lost to Walled Lake Central in the championship match.
Central split with Our Lady of the Lakes earlier in the tournament in pool play, 17-25, 25-22. Other pool play matches saw them beat Glen Lake 25-15, 25-2 and Pine River 25-19, 25-16. They also lost to Boyne City 22-25, 21-25. In the quarterfinals the Trojans topped St. Francis 26-24, 25-21.