FROM STAFF REPORTS
Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — TRAVERSE CITY — Katie Placek had 25 kills, 12 digs and three aces Wednesday night as Traverse City West beat Ogemaw Heights 25-13, 25-15, 25-17 in Big North Conference volleyball play.
The Titans improved to 2-0 in the league and 9-3 overall.
Ally Peters added 37 assists, Anna O'Hara seven kills and Olivia Bishop three kills and 2.5 blocks.
The Titans are at Fruitport on Saturday, the face Cadillac on Monday.
TC Central 3
Traverse City Central notched a road Big North Conference victory over Alpena, winning in four games.
The Trojans prevailed 26-24, 25-19, 23-25, 25-20.
Central was led by Kylie Kowal (15 kills, three aces), Brie Goodno (14 kills, six digs) and Emily Jenkins (six digs, 100 percent serving).
The Trojans dropped a three-game JV match to the wildcats but won the freshman matchup in the straight games to improve to 11-2.
Central (8-4-1) travels Saturday to the Grandville Invitational.
St. Francis 3
Harbor Springs 0
Sophie Spencer's eight aces and five kills sparked St. Francis to a 25-17, 25-9, 25-14 Lake Michigan Conference win over Harbor Springs.
Haley Bussell contributed six kills and six digs, Ally Bradfield seven digs and 10 assists and Megan Knudsen eight digs and five assists for the Gladiators, now 2-0 in the league and 15-6 overall.
St. Francis is at Grayling next Tuesday.
TC West JV 3
Ogemaw Hts. JV 0
Traverse City West downed Ogemaw Heights in straight games, taking a Big North Conference junior varsity match 25-5, 25-23, 25-16.
The Titans (2-0 BNC) were led by Emily Nunemaker (21 digs, 17 kills), Emma VanderMuelen (nine aces, 39 assists, six digs) and Victoria Green (26 digs, two kills, two aces).
TC Central 3rd at Dow Invitational
In an event comprised almost solely of teams represented in the latest state rankings, Traverse City Central placed third in the Midland Dow Invitational.
Division 2 No. 1-ranked Dow won the tournament with 21 points, followed by Division 2 No. 2 Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central at 16 and Division 1 No. 5 TC Central with 11. East Lansing, which only recently fell out of the top 10, was fourth.
Central won all eight matches against East Lansing, two versus Forest Hills Central and one from Dow.
Singles players Skylar Norgaard, Max Knoblock, Cam Young and Nick Yergens all defeated East Lansing, while Young also posted a 6-3, 6-0 victory against Forest Hills and Yergens pulled out a 1-6, 6-4, 6-4 match with Forest Hills, a team that the Trojans pushed to five three-set matches.
In doubles, Hayden Drury/Caleb Heimburger, Yani Beeker/Parker Berden, Jack Seymour/Austin Wieland and Spencer Croupa/Mike Meindertsma beat East Lansing, and Seymour/Wieland were Central's only win over Dow, taking a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 victory.
TC Central hosts Alpena today before hosting Saturday's Traverse City Invitational, featuring Port Huron Northern (Division 1 No. 10), Midland and Grandville.
TCC Black JV win invitational
The Traverse City Central JV Black won seven flights Wednesday to capture the rain-delayed Nortwoods Invitational.
The tournament started Saturday, but was stopped by rain.
The Black finished with 21 points, Glen Lake 17, Elk Rapids 5 and St. Francis JV 2.
Flight winners for the Black: Ron Dohm, Chase Knoblock, R.J. senton, Andy Colombo and Nate Michno, Carl Rasmussen and Danny Madion, Luke Fagerstrom and Ben Grams and Noah McKenzie and Luke smith.
Glen Lake's Lindsey Boone took No. 4 singles.
— Compiled by Dennis Chase and James Cook