GRAND HAVEN — Traverse City West wrestler Vincent Priante won an individual district title and qualified for next Saturday’s regional round when he captured the 103-pound crown in action at Grand Haven.
Priante went 3-0 to earn the championship, including a victory over East Kentwood’s Austin Wieczorek, one of the top-ranked 103-pounders in the state.
Four West wrestlers went 2-2, but failed to advance. Jonah Jasman (125) picked up his 100th career win among his two victories. James Peck (215), Korey Johannson (103) and Zac Provost (160) also won a pair of matches each.
Priante will continue his season at the regional tournament in Rockford.
G.R. Catholic Central 3
TC West 1
Grand Rapids Catholic Central scored two unanswered goals over the last two periods and took a 3-1 victory over Traverse City West at the MIHL Showcase in Trenton.
West’s Nick Schultz netted a power play goal at the 12:11 mark of the second period to knot the score 1-1, but Catholic Central reclaimed the lead on Brendan Kane’s second goal of the game less than a minute later. The Cougars scored an insurance goal late in the third period when Brendan Sullivan scored on the power play. Kane’s first score got Catholic Central on the board at the 7:23 mark of the first period.
Ashton Lawton and Michael Lake had assists on Schultz’s goal for the Titans (9-13).
Tyler Buchanan was in goal for West, making 22 saves. The Titans were outshot 25-21 in the contest.
TC Central 1
Trenton quickly rebounded from a 1-0 first-period deficit with nine consecutive goals to defeat Traverse City Central 9-1 at the MIHL Showcase.
Central led for a total of 21 seconds after Andrew Froese scored at the 9:13 mark of the opening period, with assists to Alex Oliver and Cam Givens. Griffin Sawyer tied it for Trenton with an unassisted goal and the floodgates opened from there. Mitchell Galea scored a hat trick, Justin Dunn scored twice and Sawyer added a second goal as well for Trenton, which led 2-1 at the end of the first period and 7-1 heading into the third period. Both of Trenton’s goals in the third period were power play scores.
Darrell Carlisle was in net for Central, making eight saves.
Three Central shot putters place
Traverse City Central had three shot putters place at an indoor meet at Saginaw Valley State.
John Piatek took second at 53-1, Austin Plamondon was fourth at 45-8 and Adam Foster took fifth at 45-1.5
Traverse City Central is hosting a Michigan Indoor Track Series meet at 3 p.m. on Saturday. The meet will serve as a qualifier for girls and boys shot put and high jump.
TC West 39
Kylie Kreple scored a game-high 24 points, including a 10-for-10 performance from the free throw line as Traverse City West edged Alpena 39-38.
The Titans (6-10, 6-4 Big North) had to hold off the Wildcats in the last quarter. Alpena buried two three-pointers in the final minute to close the gap. West held a 30-24 lead entering the fourth quarter.
Free throw shooting was big down the stretch. Kreple hit four of her foul shots in the fourth quarter.
“I thought we played well, except for defensive rebounding. They hurt us on the boards,” said West coach Dave Ginsberg.
Elizabeth Trelfa led Alpena with 12 points.
The Titans are at Manistee on Tuesday.
The West junior varsity beat Alpena 38-32. Sara Sievers had 15 points for West.
TC St. Francis 33
Kalkaska held St. Francis to five points in the second half — none in the fourth quarter — but the Gladiators were able to hang on for a 33-31 win over the Blazers in a thrilling Lake Michigan Conference game.
Kalkaska had a chance to put the game into overtime, but couldn’t get a shot to drop in the final seconds.
Juliana Phillips led St. Francis (14-2, 10-0 LMC) with 16 points. Taylor Kibbe had 15 for Kalkaska, which trailed 28-19 at the half.
St. Francis is at East Jordan on Tuesday.
TC St. Francis 85
Tanner Kenney poured in 27 points as Traverse City St. Francis won a Lake Michigan Conference game over Kalkaska, 85-47.
Byron Bullough added 11 points, Dylan Sheehy had 10 and Noah Phillips nine for the Gladiators, who led 53-24 at the half.
Kalkaska was paced by Kameron Cavanaugh, Austin Cooper and James Stosio, each with 10 points.
St. Francis hosts Benzie Central on Monday.
Inland Lakes 33
Bellaire outscored Inland Lakes 20-5 in the first period and cruised to a 55-33 Ski Valley Conference win.
The Eagles held a 33-16 halftime advantage.
Hunter Walsh led Bellaire (13-0, 10-0 Ski Valley) with 11 points, Denny Hall had 10 and James Schrader nine.
Todd Athey led Inland Lakes with 10 points.
Bellaire hosts Northport on Monday.
TC St. Francis 68
Chris Kolarevic had 23 points and Sayler Tarrant added 13 to lead the Traverse City St. Francis freshman boys basketball team to a 68-20 victory over Kalkaska.
The Gladiators (6-3) are at Bellaire to play the Eagles’ junior varsity team on Monday.
Compiled by Chris Dobrowolski