TRAVERSE CITY — Payden Myers and Brady Greenman each shot a 1-under par 70 to share medalist honors as Traverse City West won its own high school boys golf invitational at Mistwood Golf Course on Saturday.
The Titans shot a school record 286, besting the previous school 18-hole mark by five shots.
“They caught me by surprise,” third-year West coach Mike Schultz said. “We shot 293 at Elk Rapids on Wednesday and I knew they were getting things going, but to go that low was pretty impressive.”
The Titans’ previous school record, 291, was set last season at West Branch Country Club.
Cam Murray posted en even-par 71 for the Titans, tying for third place with TC Central’s Winton Munch. Alex Scott, a sophomore, posted a 75 for West’s fourth counting score.
Also for the Trojans, who shot 322 to place second, Trey Pezzetti shot 81, followed by Danny Brott, 83; while Riley Boyd and Derek Schrank both shot 87.
Nine teams comprised the field. TC St. Francis shot 357 to place eighth.
Matt Orwig shot 81 to lead the Titans to a first-place finish in the junior varsity portion of the tournament.
The Titans finished with a 345 team score, 18 shots better than runner-up West Branch Ogemaw Heights. Also for West, Jacob Martin shot 86, Seth Perrin, 88; and Sawyer Robinson, 90. Central’s JV team was third with a 369. Zach Egbert had an 88 to lead the Trojans. Other scores for Central included David Chauvette with a 90, Matthew Wooten with a 95, Jordan Baltsma with a 96, Jack Hawley with a 101 and Jackson McKay with a 103.
Both TC West and TC Central will partake in the Gaylord Invitational at Treetops on Tuesday.
Grosse Pointe North, Warren Regina top TC Central Invite
Grosse Pointe North and Warren Regina each went undefeated in three games at the TC Central Invitational soccer tournament.
Central and West each posted one win in three games, with Central defeating Holland 5-0 and West beating Glen Lake 5-0. Glen Lake went winless in three games.
Central’s losses came against North, 7-1, and Regina, 1-0, while West also lost to North, 4-1, and Regina, 3-0.
Mariah Rapson and Jessica Kalbfleisch each had two goals and two assists on the day for the Titans (6-3-3) and Jayna Brunetti had one goal and one assist. Madison Jenner also had an assist for West. Savannah Wojtanowski and Mary Troost each saw time in net.
Kalina Pfannenstiel and Paige Pfannenstiel each had two goals to lead Central, with Grace Stanton and Makenzie Mattis also scoring. Elena Morcote, Jalyna Cisneros, Kalina Pfannenstiel, Katie Ludwig and Lily Stackable all assisted. Katie Wheeler was in net for the Trojans (5-8-1).
The all-tournament team consisted of Central’s Wheeler, Kalina Pfannenstiel and Sophie Lutz, West’s Mikaela Ray, Rapson and Mikenna Ray, Glen Lake’s Elle Barrett, Kira Surber and Hollie Dowd, Holland’s Viviana Mireless, Rachael Starr and Allie DeJongh, Regina’s Kendyl Fleming, Christina Dandar and Meghan Jones and North’s Chrisa Kouskoulas, Emily Armbruster and Cusmano. Kouskoulas recorded 10 goals in three games — five in the win over Central — and added an assist.
Trojans win Holland Invite
Traverse City Central’s girls tennis team won its fifth tournament of the season, and for the fourth time did it without losing a match, taking first at the Holland Invitational.
The Trojans finished first with 48 points, followed by Holland with 31, Grand Haven with 30 and East Kentwood with 24.
Central’s results were as follows: No. 1 singles, Paige Cooley (20-3 on the year), 6-0, 6-1 over Zeeland East, 6-0, 6-0 over East Kentwood, and 6-0, 6-1 over Holland; No. 2 singles, Kelly Milliken (18-5) 6-0, 6-3 over East Kentwood, 6-0, 6-0 over Zeeland East, and 6-2, 6-0 over Holland; No. 3 singles, Christy Druskovich (18-5), 6-1, 6-1 over Zeeland East, 6-1, 6-2 over East Kentwood, and 6-1, 6-0 over Grand Haven; No. 4 singles, Taylor Weckstein (19-4), 6-0, 6-1 over Zeeland East, 6-0, 6-2 over East Kentwood, and 6-1, 6-0 over Holland; No. 1 doubles, Kitty Mast and Elizabeth Pappas (19-4), 6-0, 6-1 over East Kentwood, 6-2, 6-0 over Zeeland East, and 4-6, 6-4, 10-4 over Holland; No. 2 doubles, Leah Potter and Katie Raymond (20-3), 6-0, 6-0 over Zeeland East, 6-0, 6-0 over East Kentwood, and 4-6, 6-2, 10-6 over Grand Haven; No. 3 doubles, Devon Dotterrer and Abby Palisin (20-3), 6-0, 6-0 over Zeeland East, 6-0, 6-0 over East Kentwood, and 6-1, 6-1 over Grand Haven; No. 4 doubles, Amelia Pezzetti and Molly Whiting (22-1), 6-0, 6-0 over East Kentwood, 6-2, 6-2 over Zeeland East, and 6-1, 7-5 over Holland.
TC Central reaches final of Rockford Invite
ROCKFORD – Troy put together back-to-back-to-back base hits with two outs to defeat Traverse City Central, 8-7, in eight innings in the championship game of the Rockford Baseball Invitational.
The Trojans (4-8), led 7-4 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning before the Colts pushed across three runs to tie it.
Adam Stephan had three hits and stole three bases to lead TC Central, while Drew Gerard scored three runs. Central starter Ron Dohm allowed two hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Central opened the tournament with a 6-4 win over Holt as Ethan Campbell and Justyn Root combined on a one-hitter. Campbell went four innings, Root three. The Trojans overcame five errors.
Cam Givens singled, doubled and drove in two runs to lead the Trojans at the plate, while Campbell had a two-run single.
The Trojans play host to crosstown rival TC West on Tuesday.
Glen Lake wins
MAPLE CITY — Thomas Waning had two hits and drove in three runs Saturday in leading Glen Lake to a 10-4 victory over Elk Rapids in the championship game of the three-team Glen Lake Invitational.
Both the Lakers and Elks defeated Elkton-Pigeon-Bayport in their respective opening game of the tournament. The Lakers topped the EPB, 7-1; and the Elks took a 16-7 victory.
Austin Odziana struck out three and scattered eight hits for the victory in the championship game.
Tristan Williams and Trevor Apsey added two hits apiece for the Lakers. Williams had two RBI, while Apsey added one.
Adam Trautman had three hits to lead Elk Rapids at the place, while Josh McColley doubled in a run, Nate Wilson had a two-run single, and Nick Sicinski singled. Marty Raymond struck out one over 4 1/3 innings in taking the loss.
Waning allowed five hits and struck out four for the win in Glen Lake’s victory over EPB.
Odziana led Glen Lake at the plate with a homer and a two-run single, while Apsey added a run-scoring double, and Waning singled and drove in two runs.
Sicinski had four hits, stole four bases and drove in two runs to lead Elk Rapids in its win over EPB. McColley added three hits, while Wilson doubled twice. Wilson and McColley each drove in three runs.
Tanner Matthew struck out six over four innings for the victory.
Suttons Bay splits two games at Birch Run
Suttons Bay defeated Birch Run 4-3 and lost to Rogers City 10-8 at the six-team Birch Run Invitational.
Robby Walter had a hit and scored the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly by Jake Kiessel to beat Birch Run. Logan Mikesell had a triple and two singles, Martin Stowe singled and drove in two runs and Aaron Orban had a single.
In the second game Suttons Bay (9-4-1) battled back from an 8-0 deficit against Rogers City only to come up short.
Orban had two RBIs, Alex Crocker had two RBIs and two hits, Jesse Fox had two hits and Walter had a hit.
TCC JV goes 1-2 at Mason County Central
The Traverse City Central junior varsity baseball team played in the Mason County Central varsity tournament, winning one out of three games.
The Trojans (3-6) defeated Mason County Eastern 12-2, then suffered losses to Mason County Central, 10-4, and Ludington, 14-3.
Alex Conz and Griffen Brien led the attack with five hits each on the day. Josh Endres added four hits.
Muskegon Reeths-Puffer 14
TC Crusaders 1
TRAVERSE CITY — Muskegon Reeths-Puffer defeated the TC Crusaders, 14-11, on Saturday.
Jay Jones scored five goals for the Crusaders, while Dan Wilson added three, Ben Colburn had two and Joe Trucco added one.
Nick Buday made 23 saves in goal for the Crusaders, who play at Houghton Lake on Saturday, May 11.
The Crusaders won the JV match, 4-1. Joe Summers had three goals and Trucco added one for the Crusaders.
TC Thunder win two in Ann Arbor
The TC Thunder traveled to Ann Arbor and picked up wins over Greenhills, 10-4, and Huron, 9-1.
Chris Bennett had five goals and two assists to lead the Thunder (8-1) against Greenhills. Logan Krieger added three goals, Brett Spanski had a goal and an assist and Chris Chang scored a goal. Mitch Wynkoop made 10 saves.
Jack Brewer had four goals and one assist in the second game. Krieger had a goal and two assists, Spanski had a goal and an assist, and the other goals came from Chang, Bennett and Teddy Okbrstrom. Wynkoop made nine saves. Joey Schepperley and Kris Konstazer led the defensive effort for the Thunder, who host Houghton Lake on Wednesday.
Manton boys, girls win Brethren Invite
Manton’s boys scored 238 points to take first and the girls added 218 points for first as the Rangers swept the top spot at the Brethren Invitational.
On the boys side Suttons Bay took second (174), followed by Mesick (130), Glen Lake (116) and Grand Traverse Academy (98) to round out the top five. Glen Lake (166) came in second on the girls side, followed by Mesick (150), Suttons Bay (140) and Grand Traverse Academy (138).
Top performers for Glen Lake’s boys were Spencer Query and Carter Lee with firsts in the 200 (23.58) and high jump (5’7”), respectively, as well as running a leg each on the winning 800 (1:35.95) and 400 (45.55) relays. Tyler Stachnik and Parker Kokowicz also ran those relays. The Glen Lake girls had individual firsts from Kaitlin Grigg in the 1,600 (5:48.94) and 800 (2:37.68) and Katie Stowe in the 400 (1:04.5). Grigg and Stowe each ran a leg of the winning 1,600 relay (4:42.9) along with Kelsey Grigg and Maddy Brown.
Leading Suttons Bay were Carter Hanson and Madelyn Hall with two firsts each. Hanson won the 100 (11.5) and long jump (20’5”) for the boys team and Hall was first in the 100 hurdles (17.05) and shot put (29’1”) for the girls team. The Norsemen boys also had firsts from Guy Beachnau in the 110 hurdles (16.81), Ken Pease in the 800 (2:11.2) and Chase Patterson in the discus (121’9”). For the Suttons Bay girls, Evelein Dierckx won the pole vault (7’9”).
Central Lake beats Elk Rapids, loses to Lake Leelanau St. Mary
Central Lake split a pair of games on Saturday, beating Elk Rapids 12-4 and falling to Lake Leelanau St. Mary 8-0.
In the opener Alexis Carpenter got the win, striking out six, walking three and allowing five hits. She also helped her own cause with three hits. Channing Hoogerhyde, Mariah Cords, Emma Pierson and Delaney Buffman each went 2-for-4.
In the loss to St. Mary Haley Bearden, Morgan Scott and Allie Hines had hits for the Trojans (5-3). Hines took the loss, allowing seven hits, walking two and fanning four.
Glen Lake gets to championship game of Mason County Central Invite
The Glen Lake softball team defeated Ludington 4-3 in its opener at the Mason County Central Invitational, but couldn’t beat the Orioles the second time around in the championship game, losing 16-2.
In the first game with Ludington Jessica Penny was the winning pitcher and Madison Hill got the save. Taylor Galla had two hits and scored twice, and Melanie Kulunda and Lexi Wright each had RBI singles.
The Lakers (9-4) downed Mason County Central 8-4. Skyler Gleason had two hits and an RBI, Hill had two hits, Kaitlyn Williams had an RBI single and Kary Pleva had an RBI double. Hill got the win in the circle.
Galla was the winning pitcher in a 9-1 victory over the TC West junior varsity in the semifinals. In that game Pleva slugged two hits and drove in three runs, Kulunda had two hits and two runs scored, Wright had two RBIs and Hannah Schweikert was credited with good defense.
In the championship game the Lakers couldn’t find the same rhythm against Ludington. Gleason had two hits and Wright had an RBI.