From Staff Reports
EAST JORDAN — Harbor Springs finished first in both the boys and girls races Tuesday at the Lake Michigan Conference championships at East Jordan.
The Rams won the boys race with 32 points, followed by Charlevoix (41) and St. Francis (73). East Jordan's Josh Wojan was the individual champ in 16:28.
For the Gladiators, Mark Mol was eighth (17:45), Connor Archer was 16th (18:38), Nick Fisher finished 18th (18:41), Matt Mawby took 21st (19:10) and Andy Fitzpatrick was 24th (19:24).
Harbor Springs won the girls race with 37 points while the Rayders were second with 55 and the Glads third with 58. Charlevoix's Amber Way won in 18:15.
St. Francis freshman Holly Bullough was second (18:48), Lauren Buckel was 12th (21:17), Maddy Danz was 13th (21:22), Krissi Dressler was 15th (21:30) and Erin McDonnell finished 16th (21:49).
Elk Rapids 8 Cheboygan 0
Elk Rapids posted an 8-0 shutout over Cheboygan in the first round of the Division 3 district.
The Elks (16-5) had two goals from Noah Dietrich while Jesse Starr, Austin McMullen and Spencer LaPointe each had a goal and an assist.
Riley Weitschat, Alec Altonen and Miguel Alvarado all added a goal while Timmy Barber got the shutout.
Elk Rapids will play either Grayling or Boyne City on Thursday.
Benzie Central 8 Kalkaska 0
Benzie Central won its first playoff game in five years with an 8-0 victory over Kalkaska.
The Huskies (7-6-5) had three goals from Andre Tierra while Janfried Wemken and Chrison Lee each scored twice. Nick McQuade added one goal while assists went to Nate Buchanan, Lee and Zach Perry with two.
Paul Dumas and Charles Draeger split time in net for Benzie Central, which plays TC Christian on Thursday.
Grayling 4 Boyne City 2
Grayling came back from a 2-0 deficit for a 4-2 win over Boyne City.
The Ramblers (12-8) had an early goal from Steven Halstead off an Austin Gardner assist while Alan Bielas also tallied for a 2-0 lead.
TC Central wins Twin Bays Invite
TC Central won its eighth tournament of the year by taking the Twin Bays Invite.
The Trojans had 23 points, followed by St. Francis (11), Ludington (10) and the TC Central B team (4).
At No. 2 singles, Daniel Fedor won the flight and picked up his 100th and 101st career wins. He beat Ludington (6-4, 7-6), St. Francis (6-2, 6-2) and TCC B (6-1, 6-1). Garret Kosch took No. 3 with wins over St. Francis (6-3, 7-5), Ludington (2-6, 7-6, 10-3) and TCC B (6-2, 6-0) while Parker Berden won at No. 4 with wins over TCC B (6-1, 6-2), St. Francis (6-1, 6-0) and Ludington (6-3, 6-1).
In doubles, Sean Soupiset and Cam Young took the No. 2 flight and moved into second place in MHSAA history with 41 wins. They beat St. Francis (6-2, 6-1), Ludington (6-0, 6-4) and TCC B (6-1, 6-2).
Caleb Heimburger/Hayden Drury won No. 1 doubles over TCC B (6-0, 6-2), St. Francis (4-6, 6-3, 11-9) and Ludington (6-3, 6-1). Max Knoblock/Nick Yergens beat TCC B (6-0, 6-1), St. Francis (6-0, 6-2) and Ludington (6-1, 6-1) at No. 3 doubles while Trey Pezzetti/Yani Beeker beat Ludington (6-1, 6-0), St. Francis (6-2, 6-2) and TCC B (6-1, 6-2).
Leland 3 Buckley 0
Leland clinched its share of the Northwest Conference title with a 25-10, 25-8, 25-11 sweep of Buckley.
The Comets (36-9-4, 6-1 NWC) share the title with Kingsley and Benzie Central.
Andrea Hunt had a stat in every category with seven aces, six kills, three digs, an assist and a block. Maggie Osorio had eight aces, four digs and two kills, Whitney Schaub had four aces and two kills, Brooke Olesnavage had six aces and eight kills, Sammie Sterkenburg had three kills and five assists while Caitlin McKee had 23 assists and two aces.
Kingsley 3 Frankfort 0
Kingsley did its part for a share of the Northwest Conference title with a 25-20, 25-22, 25-7 win over Frankfort. The Stags shared the title with Leland and Benzie.
The Stags (38-8-5, 6-1 NWC) had 16 kills and five digs from Katie Travis, five kills, 34 assists and 10-10 serving from Leah Hall, nine kills and two blocks from Andrea Lee, six kills, 10 digs and 15-16 serving from Lilly Travis,13 digs, 11-11 serving with three aces from Kenzie Meeker, nine digs and three aces from Katie Garey while Lindsey Weber had 14 digs and 15-15 serving.
Benzie Central 3 Glen Lake 0
Benzie Central joined Leland and Kingsley as Northwest Conference tri-champions with a 25-17, 25-8, 25-13 win over Glen Lake.
Molly Lehn (18 assists), Maggie Geetings (11 assists), Madison Lutzke (14 kills, five aces), Jenna Gauthier (six kills, four aces) and Autumn Hagelstein (four kills) powered the Huskies (29-7-14, 6-1).
St. Francis posts wins over Charlevoix, Rams
St. Francis earned at least a share of the Lake Michigan Conference title with a 22-25, 25-17, 25-13, 25-17 win over Charlevoix and a 25-12, 25-16, 25-16 victory over Harbor Springs.
The Glads (37-3, 11-0 LMC) can win the title outright today at home against East Jordan.
Bridget Bussell had 34 kills and 16 digs for St. Francis, Sophie Spencer had 10 kills, 12 digs and three blocks, Olivia Hardy had four aces and four blocks, Kaitlyn Hegewald had 65 assists, nine aces and four blocks, Megan Knudsen had 14 digs and Madeline Rysztak had 20 kills, 15 digs and four blocks.
Forest Area 3 Inland Lakes 1
Forest Area clinched second in the Ski Valley Conference with a 25-16, 26-28, 26-24, 25-15 win over Inland lakes.
The Warriors were 7-1 in the league, second to 8-0 Onaway.
Cami Campbell came off the bench to spark Forest Area on Tuesday. Trailing 17-11 in the third game, Campbell led a six point run to tie the match and swing the momentum. She had two aces in the surge.
The Warriors (35-11-1 overall) were led by Tabitha Cecil (21 kills, four blocks), Megan Gifford (12 digs, 34 assists), Kortni Birgy (eight kills, four aces, 16 digs), Emily Gonyer (five kills, 20 digs) and Campbell (19 of 19 serving 2with two aces, nine digs).