From Staff Reports
KINGSLEY — There suddenly is a logjam atop the Northwest Conference standings.
Host Kingsley topped Leland 25-21, 25-16, 25-16 on Tuesday to force a three-way tie for the league race with the Stags, Comets and Benzie Central.
All three teams have two more league dates left.
In Tuesday's win, serving helped Kingsley (27-9-4, 4-1 NWC) as the Stags were 72-for-78 behind the line.
Katie Travis had 16 kills, 12 digs and was 12-13 serving, Leah Hall had 27 assists, 10 digs and perfect serving (12-12), Kenzie Meeker had four kills, seven digs and perfect serving (12-12), Lilly Travis had six kills, 11 digs and 10-1- serving, Lindsey Weber had nine digs and 11-12 serving while sophomore Alysia Folkersma had two blocks, three digs and three aces.
For Leland (27-8-2, 4-1 NWC), Andrea Hunt had six kills and nine digs, Caitlin McKee had 20 assists and six digs, Heather Burns ahd six kills and six digs while Maggie Osorio had 16 digs.
Forest Area 3 Pellston 0
Forest Area turned in one of its best outings of the season and knocked off state-ranked Pellston with a 25-11, 25-23, 25-21 Ski Valley Conference win.
The win puts the Warriors (28-11-1, 5-1 SVC) in sole possession of second place in the league race behind Onaway. The Hornets were ranked No. 4 in Class D.
Tabitha Cecil had 15 kills, nine digs and four blocks, Megan Gifford had 10 digs and 19 assists, Kourtni Birgy had 11 digs and five kills while Emily Gonyer had 20 digs, Alyssa Birgy had eight digs and Chelsea Saylor and Cami Campbell had outstanding floor games.
St. Francis 3 Boyne City 0
Fifth-ranked St. Francis kept rolling with a 25-12, 25-14, 26-24 Lake Michigan Conference win over Boyne City.
It was part of the Breast Cancer Bowl festivities for the Gladiators (25-4-3, 7-0 LMC).
Bridget Bussell had 12 kills and three aces, Madeline Rysztak had 12 kills, Sophie Spencer had five kills, four aces, five digs and two blocks while Kaitlyn Hegewald had 29 assists, five kills, five digs and three aces.
St. Francis plays at Kalkaska today.
Benzie Central 3 Buckley 0
Benzie Central earned a 25-8, 25-15, 25-4 Northwest Conference win to move into a tie for first in the league with Leland and Kingsley.
The Huskies (24-3-10, 4-1 NWC) had eight aces and four kills from Jenna Gauthier, four kills from Maggie Geetings, 10 kills for Madison Lutzke, nine kills and four aces from Autumn Hagelstein while Molly Lehn had 23 assists.
GT Academy 3 Northport 0
Grand Traverse Academy earned a 25-10, 25-19, 25-13 Cherryland Conference win over Northport.
The Mustangs had 16 aces from Rachel Peterson, four kills for Hannah Sivek, three kills for Lindsey White, three assists for Amelia Peck and two blocks for Dakota Morgan.
GT Academy plays TC Christian on Thursday.
TC Central 6 Gaylord 1
TC Central picked up a 6-1 Big North Conference win over visiting Gaylord.
The Trojans (10-5-4, 7-1-2 BNC) had two goals from Reilly deTar and Briac LeGuen. Brody Gates and Charley Needham each had a goal while Andre Passos had two assists.
Colin Lesoski and Carl Gardner split time in net.
TC Central own the JV match 2-0 behind goals from Ben Kuhz and Alex Oliver. Kunz had an assist while Elliot Stratton got the shutout for the Trojans (14-2-1).
TC West 5 Cadillac 0
TC West moved closer to a Big North Conference title with a 5-0 win over Cadillac.
Brandon Montgomery and Christien Geiger each had a goal and an assist for the Titans (13-3-2, 9-0-1 BNC) while Brad Richey, Dan Montgomery and Josh Stiglich each scored. Cam Sipple had two assists and Justin Kraft got the shutout.
The Titans host TC Central on Thursday.
In the JV match, TC West won 8-0.
Bellaire 3 Forest Area 0
Bellare beat Forest Area 3-0 in Northern Michigan Soccer League action.
The Eagles (13-4, 6-1 NMSL) had a goal and an assist from Drew Emery and Hunter Rowe. Caleb Gothrup also scored while Nic Underwood made seven saves for the shutout.
Bellaire hosts Burt Lake NMCA on Thursday.
TC Central sweeps BNC jamboree
For the second straight Big North Conference jamboree, TC Central has won both the boys and girls races.
At Ogemaw Heights, the Trojans took the girls meet with 17 points. However, TC Central's Molly Peregrine finished fifth (19:57), but after returning from a stress fracture, wasn't in the mix as a varsity runner. If she had been, it would've given the Trojans their second straight perfect score.
"Even though it won't go on paper as a perfect score, it'll be a story of legends for our team," TCC coach Lisa Taylor said of the back-to-back perfect scores.
Ashley Ko won in 19:35 while Jordan Mattarella was second (19:39), Joy Reist was third (19:53), Graceanne Tarse was fourth (19:53) and Katie Moses was seventh (20:16). Lila Dreves took eighth (20:18) and Kalina Pfannenstiel was ninth (20:19).
Alpena was second (75) followed by TC West (89), Cadillac (96), Gaylord (136), Ogemaw Heights (167) and Petoskey (169).
For the Titans, Jessica Gockley was sixth (20:13), Kayla Norris was 18th (21:55), Quinn Hall was 19th (22:00), Emily O'Leary took 20th (22:03) and Amanda Fouchey was 26th (22:28).
In the boys race, TC Central won with 31 points. TC West was second (70), Gaylord third (78), Alpena fourth (85), Petoskey fifth (128), Cadillac sixth (146) and Ogemaw Heights seventh (212).
TC Central's Kyle Dotterrer won in 16:47. Cam McAuliffe was fourth (16:51), Nicholas Tarsa sixth (17:07), Anthony Berry ninth (17:16), Cam Marshall 11th (17:27) and Andrew Bruning was 13th (17:33).
TC West's Alec Ondrajka was third (16:50), Kieran Hall was 10th (17:24), Jimmy Seekamp was 16th (17:48), Nick Hirschenberger was 20th (17:55) and Matt Zenner was 21st (18:03).
Ludington 102 Traverse City 83
Ludington picked up a 102-83 dual meet win over Traverse City.
Olivia Verellen and Erin Cover each won three times for TC. Verellen took the 200 free (2:12.35) and the 100 butterfly (59.79) while Cover won the 50 free (27.30) and the 100 free (59.79). They teamed with Becky Stanwick and Lauren Pflughoeft to win the 200 medley relay (2:10.46).
Bailey MacDermaid also won for TC by taking the 100 backstroke (1:17.66).
Leelanau 8 Charlevoix 0
Leelanau Co. swept host Charlevoix in a tennis dual.
Winners were Parker Kokowicz (6-0, 6-0), Leif Mohrman (6-1, 6-2), Joel Sneed (6-0, 6-4), Becca Brown (def.), Ross Guibeau/Jamie McFarlane (6-0, 6-0), Jake Duperon/Kyle Hayes (6-3, 6-4), Siairia Milroy/Braden Reed (6-1, 7-5) and Lindsey Boone/Maddie Fink (6-1, 6-2).
St. Francis JV 3 TC West JV 2
St. Francis picked up a 3-2 JV win over TC West.
The Glads won the top two doubles flights with Brady Ray/Anthony Rice (6-3, 6-7, 7-3) and Victor Casler/Daniel Harden (2-6, 6-4, 10-6) while Nathan Tafelsky earned a win at No. 2 singles (6-3, 6-4).
Winning for TC West were Zane Gume (6-2, 6-1) and Connor Synch/Colin Oosse (2-6, 7-5, 10-4).