ELK RAPIDS — Two of northern Michigan’s ranked boys soccer teams battled to a 1-1 draw Saturday.
Elk Rapids and Leland tied in a game that was moved back in the season due to scheduling conflicts.
Elk Rapids (8-7-3), ranked No. 7 in the last Division 3 coaches’ association poll, went up 1-0 on an Andy Atkinson goal set up by Marty Raymond.
Leland (12-2-1, 6-0 Greater Northwest Conference) knotted it up on freshman Noah Fetterolf’s second-half goal assisted by Austin Fellows with five minutes left.
The Comets’ Mike Farese and Elks’ Jackson Waugh were in goal.
Benzie boys, girls win Falcon Invite
Benzie Central claimed both ends of the 21-team Allendale Falcon Invitational.
For the Huskies boys, it was their fifth invitational victory of the season, and the third for the girls.
Benzie placed its top five runners all in the first seven finishers to win with 25 points, well ahead of the Grand Rapids Track Club — a team composed of the city’s home school runners — with 59 and Hesperia at 72.
Max Gaft was third in 16:48, with Noah Robotham, Ismael Halaweh, Brayden Huddleston and Andrew Hayden all grouped within five seconds and placing fourth through seventh, respectively.
On the girls side, Bryce Cutler was runner-up in 19:38, Stephanie Schaub fourth in 19:51, Alyssa Bennett ninth with a 20:15, Rachael Peabody 12th at 20:35 and Makayla Huddleston 18th in 21:22.
Glen Lake girls win Lake City Invitational
Lake City was the host, but a different Lake was the winner.
Glen Lake came back from the Lake City Invitational with a title in the nine-team event, despite not having its No. 2 or 3 runners.
The Lakers’ Kaitlin Grigg won the race by almost 40 seconds in 20:07.
Glen Lake’s other top finishers included Maddy Brown (13th; 24:08), Sunni Carpentier (14th; 24:26), Lucy Teubner (22nd; 25:52) and Raegan Weston (29th; 27:23).
The Lakers won with 54 points, trailed by McBain Northern Michigan Christian (85), Evart (85), Reed City (90), Houghton Lake (103), Lake City (104) and Mesick (145). Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s and Leland also ran in the event, but didn’t have full squads.