Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 23, 2013

Sports in Brief: 09/23/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — U.S. wins, Glass named top setter

OMAHA, Neb. — Leland’s Alisha Glass was named Best Setter as the U.S. Women’s National Team won the NORCECA Continental Championship here Saturday.

The U.S. beat the Dominican Republic 25-19, 26-24, 21-25, 25-19 in the finals. The U.S. finished 4-0 in the volleyball tournament, winning 12 of 13 sets. The team now qualifies for the FIVB Grand Champions Cup in November. That will be held in Japan.

The U.S. turned back the Dominican Republic with a 12-1 scoring run in the fourth set, wiping out a 14-11 deficit.

Glass finished with five points on one kill, two blocks and two aces. She was credited with 52 running sets. Earlier this year, Glass was named Best Setter for the FIVB World Grand Prix final round.

Collegiate Softball Tourney next weekend

TRAVERSE CITY — The 19th annual Traverse City West Collegiate Softball Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday. The four-team field will include Central Michigan, Michigan, Western Michigan and Oakland. Games will be played on the varsity and JV fields at West. The round-robin tournament begins at 10:30 a.m. on both days. On Saturday, Michigan will play CMU at 10:30, WMU at noon and Oakland at 2 p.m. CMU will play Oakland at noon and WMU at 2 p.m. Oakland and WMU collide at 10:30 a.m. Seedings after Saturday’s games will determine pairings for Sunday.


Wojtanowski earns shutout on road

BIG RAPIDS — Freshman Savanna Wojtanowski, who prepped at Traverse City West, played the entire 90 minutes in net and only had to make a single save as Ferris State won its first Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game of the year on Sunday with a 2-0 whitewash at Ashland. The Bulldogs are now 2-1.


Sports injury seminar

TRAVERSE CITY — Dr. Thomas O’Hagan, Dr. Brian Kerr and Dr. Norman Licht of Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center will offer a free seminar titled “Sports Injuries: Getting You Back in the Game,” on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the GLOC offices.

The seminar will deal with a broad range of sports injuries that affect a varied range of ages. The presentation will help those attending learn about the most common weekend warrior injuries and gain insight into how to most effectively get back into those sports and other physical activities. A panel discussion will follow.

For more information, or to pre-register, contact Steven Smith at 929-5704 or e-mail

Travel baseball tryouts

TRAVERSE CITY — The 131s travel baseball program will be holding tryouts for the 2014 season on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Traverse City Central High School’s varsity field.

Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The tryout will begin at 9:30 for ages 14-18 as of April 30, 2014. It will consist of both skills evaluations and live scrimmage games. There will be no charge to tryout, and program information will be available on site. For further information, call 935-1842. In case of rain, the tryout will be moved to Sunday.

Central falls in semis

PORTAGE — Traverse City Central fell to Paw Paw 25-23, 17-25, 12-15 in the semifinals of the Portage Northern Invitational.

Earlier, the Trojans (16-10-2) split with Flushing (26-24, 15-25), lost to Wayland (19-25, 19-25), beat Edwardsburg (27-25, 25-17), lost to Okemos (23-25, 17-25) and beat Battle Creek Lakeview (25-14, 25-20).

The Trojans were led by Kiley Kowal (41 kills), Jesse Kushner (34 kills), Sierra Fraser (14 blocks) and Cara Ferguson (28 digs).

Central is at Ogemaw Heights today.