Traverse City Record-Eagle
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PETOSKEY — Traverse City Central won seven of eight flights Tuesday to win the rain delayed Big North Conference tennis tournament at Petoskey.
The tournament started Thursday, but was halted by rain.
The tournament win gives the Trojans the overall crown. Central also claimed the dual portion of the season, which counted 50 percent. Traverse City West finished second overall.
The Trojans captured the tournament with 38 points. West took second with 23.
For the Trojans in the championship matches, Skylar Norgaard beat Petoskey’s Nico Ceniza 6-1, 3-6, 6-2 at No. 1 singles; Max Knoblock downed Petoskey’s Connor Allen 6-1, 6-3 at No. 2; Cam Young upended Alpena’s Aaron DeCaire 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3; Nick Yergens topped Cadillac’s Ty Pugh 6-1, 6-0 at No. 4; Caleb Heimburger and Hayden Drury defeated Cadillac’s Jake Hunter and Ryan Morse 6-0, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles; Parker Berden and Yani Beeker beat West’s Kieran Laursen and Mitch Winowiecki 6-2, 6-0 at No. 2; and Jack Seymour and Austin Wieland topped West’s Sam VanHoorne and Jake Newhouse 6-2, 6-1 at No. 3. The winners all went 3-0.
West’s Erik Anton and David Mather also went 3-0, capturing No. 4 doubles with a 6-2, 6-3 win over Petoskey’s Bill Graham and Matt Heintschel.
Leelanau County 8
Elk Rapids 0
Joel Sneed posted an 8-2 win at No. 1 singles as Leelanau County beat Elk Rapids 8-0.
Also victorious for Leelanau: Kyle Hayes (8-2), Lindsey Boone (8-6), Flor Sawon (8-1), Cathy Daniel-Cody Hayes (8-2), James Kilgore-Ben Schweikart (8-2), Amanda Lodge-Lexi Galla (default) and Mara Popp-Becca Brown (default).
TC Central Black wins Big North
Ron Dohm won No. 1 singles as Traverse City Central Black captured the Big North JV tennis tournament.
The Trojans finished with 27 points, Cadillac 22, West 13, Petoskey 9 and Traverse City Central Gold 5.
The Black also had flight winners with Ben Grams at No. 3 singles, Andy Colombo and Nate Michno at No. 1 doubles, Luke Smith and Chase Knoblock at No. 3 doubles and Jack McKay and Luke Fagerstrom at No. 4 doubles.
West’s A.J. Ebling took No. 2 singles.
Glen Lake 2
Benzie Central 1
Glen Lake netted two second-half goals to turn back Benzie Central 2-1 in Northwest Conference play.
The Huskies had taken a 1-0 lead in the first half on a Raphael Pina goal. The Lakers tied it on Glen Bredin’s penalty kick. Riley Scanlon scored the game-winner off a Reiss Skrocki assist. Keith Brown was in goal for the Lakers.
Glen Lake hosts Buckley in a district opener Monday.
Suttons Bay 5
Logan Mikesell and Aaron Orban scored two goals apiece as Suttons Bay downed Northport 5-1.
Evan Busby also tallied for the Norsemen (8-8-4, 6-2-2). Jason Winowiecki added two assists.
Andy Sleder scored the Northport goal.
Buckley struck first, but Leland came back for a 4-1 Northwest Conference win.
Jake Burgess tallied off an assist from Dustin Tandy to stake the Bears (7-6-3) to a 1-0 lead. The Comets responded to take a 2-1 lead at half and then added to their lead in the second half.
Elk Rapids 3
Harbor Springs 2
Kirk Baughman scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half as Elk Rapids rallied for a 3-2 Lake Michigan Conference win over Harbor Springs.
Jake Klein assisted on the two Baughman goals.
Hector Varcenas netted the Elks goal in the first off an assist from Preston McDowell.
The Elks (10-8-3, 9-0) host Charlevoix on Thursday.
Denny Hall had a hat trick as Bellaire (18-1) beat the the Flying G’s of Gladwin 3-2 in the first round of the Northern Michigan Soccer League’s cross-over tournament.
The Eagles will face the Southern Division champion host Houghton Lake in the finals on Thursday.
Hall netted the game-winner with 16:18 remaining off a throw-in from Hunter Rowe. Drew Emery and Rowe assisted on Hall’s first two goals.
Colin May starred defensively for Bellaire.
St. Francis 3
East Jordan 0
Madaline Rysztak’s nine kills, six aces and six assists sparked St. Francis to a 25-12, 25-19, 25-10 Lake Michigan Conference win over East Jordan.
The Gladiators (23-8, 6-0) also had strong performances from Olivia Hardy (nine kills, seven assists, two blocks), Nicole Erhardt (three kills, six digs), Sophie Spencer (six kills, six assists) and Karrissa Buell (24 assists, seven digs).
St. Francis takes part in a tournament at Mount Pleasant on Saturday.
Kingsley remained unbeaten in the Northwest Conference with a 25-8, 25-14, 25-11 win over Buckley.
Autumn Goggin (11 kills, 12 digs), Alysia Folkersma (eight kills, seven digs), Leah Hall (six kills, 28 assists and seven digs), Lilly Travis (seven kills, nine digs) and Lindsey Weber (six digs) paced Kingsley, now 31-5-5 overall and 5-0 in the league.
Kingsley is at Manton for a tri-meet that will include Bellaire on Thursday.
Suttons Bay 0
Leland improved to 4-1 in the Northwest Conference with a 25-17, 25-14, 25-21 win over Suttons Bay.
The Comets were led by Noa Yaakoby (nine kills, eight digs), Heather Burns (four kills, two aces), Felicia Whittaker (seven kills, two aces), Caitlin McKee (two aces, 24 assists) and Whitney Schaub (11 digs).
Suttons Bay (15-13-5, 3-2) was paced by Delaney Kaufman (12 of 13 serving with one ace, eight digs), Jessica Hunt (two kills), Rachel Pasche (six digs), Kyra Vizina (four digs), Jayne McFarlane ( 9 of 9 serving, eight assists) and Veronica Anderson (9 of 10 serving with two aces, four kills).
Suttons Bay hosts an invitational on Saturday.
Benzie Central 3
Autumn Hagelstein’s 10 kills and five blocks powered Benzie Central to a 25-10, 25-18, 26-24 Northwest Conference win over Mesick.
Manon Lutzke (nine kills), Molly Lehn (23 assists, six aces) and Kelsey Judge (10 digs) also starred for the Huskies (9-21-5, 2-3).
Inland Lakes 0
Dakota Derrer had five kills, four aces and nine digs as Mancelona beat Inland Lakes 25-20, 25-18, 25-19 in Ski Valley play.
Other leaders for Mancelona (6-4, 3-4): Tori Reichelderfer (five kills) and Haley Ackler (nine assists).
Boyne City 3
Elk Rapids 0
Boyne City stayed on a collision course with St. Francis by posting a 25-18, 25-15, 25-13 Lake Michigan Conference win over Elk Rapids.
The Ramblers (33-10-3, 6-0) were led by Heather Nichols (38 assists, 14 digs), Kylie Hicks (11 kills), Paige Hornbeck (15 digs), Mallory Karasewski (six kills) and Megan Rushlow (six aces).
Forest Area 0
Pellston topped Forest Area 25-22, 25-9, 25-23 in Ski Valley volleyball action.
The Warriors were paced by Tabitha Cecil (seven kills), Alyssa Birgy (17 digs, five aces) and Cami Campbell (eight digs).
Benzie sweeps, claims Northwest titles
Benzie Central continued its domination in the Northwest Conference, sweeping the final jamboree of the season.
The girls won with 20 points. Glen Lake was second (65) and Frankfort third (97).
Benzie’s Bryce Cutler was the individual winner in 20:19. She was followed by Benzie’s Stephanie Schaub (20:39), Glen Lake’s Kaitlin Grigg (20:47), Benzie’s Alyssa Bennett (21:03), Buckley’s Kirsi Wildfong (21:27), Glen Lake’s McKenna Turrill (21:45) and Benzie’s Rachael Peabody (22:22), Sarah Jones (22:29), Morgan Burch (23:01) and Emily White (23:13).
Benzie and Glen Lake finished one-two overall in the three jamborees. Cutler headlined the all-league team as the Northwest champion. Also earning first-team berths: Grigg, Schaub, Wildfong, Bennett, Peabody and Benzie’s Makayla Huddleston.
The Benzie boys also made it three jamboree wins in a row, finishing Tuesday with 22 points. Kingsley took second (68) and Mesick third (92).
Kingsley’s Jake Keena defended his individual title, winning the final jamboree in 17:01. Trailing were Benzie’s Brayden Huddleston (17:17), Ismael Halaweh (17:26) and Kyle Bailey (17:32), Mesick’s Zack Workman (17:33), and Benzie’s Noah Robotham (17:51), Andrew Hayden (18:07), Jake Williams (18:21), Jeff Crouch (18:25) and Kyle Smith (18:45).
Benzie won the overall title with Kingsley second.
Joining Keena on the first-team all-league squad were Huddleston, Halaweh, Hayden, Benzie’s Max Gaft, Bailey and Williams.