HOUGHTON — Traverse City Central scored three of its four goals on the power play, but an explosive Houghton offense scored eight times in an 8-4 victory over the Trojans on Saturday at the Rick Miller Invitational.
Houghton jumped on Central (2-3) in a hurry, scoring four goals before seven minutes had elapsed in the opening period on the way to building a 7-0 lead.
“Houghton is a good team. They skate well and they really move the puck,” said Central coach Chris Givens. “We were back on our heels a little bit, but once we kind of weathered their scores we pushed back. We had 10 shots in the first period and 11 shots in the second period.”
Joe Videki, Cam Givens and Alex Oliver netted goals with the extra skater for the Trojans. John Peters had the other score, his first varsity goal. Givens, Oliver, Buddy Rose, Cooper Marshall, Rhys Adle, Jack Stevenson, Drew Girard-Pampu and Parker Hebden notched assists.
Darrell Carlisle made 54 saves in net for Central. The Trojans put 30 shots on goal themselves.
Central hosts Cadillac on Wednesday.
Kingsley takes Manton Invite title
Kingsley won the 10-team Manton Invitational as two wrestlers had first-place finishes and nine were among the top four in their weight classes.
Tyler Slater, at 119 pounds, and Jake King, at 135 pounds, were the Stags’ winners. Taking second were Max Denny at 112 pounds, Kelly Lark at 171 pounds and Chase Gaca at heavyweight. Julian Tompkins was third at 125 pounds, with fourths going to Jeff Person at 160 pounds and Nick Ames at 189.
Manton was runner-up and Charlevoix took third.
The Stags are at the Farwell Invitational on Saturday.
TC Central goes 1-4 atMason County Central Invite
Traverse City Central won one out of the five matches it competed in at the Mason County Central Invitational.
The Trojans defeated St. Francis 48-17 for their only win. Central fell to Lakeview (53-12), Benzie Central (52-30), Mason County Central (65-6) and Newaygo (44-30).
James Westenbarger had the most individual success for the Trojans, winning three matches at 119 pounds, including two by pin. Sean Monnier posted one win at heavyweight and Drake Wables had one win at 140 pounds.
Central is at Manistee on Wednesday.
Elk Rapids places three at Pinconning Invite
Elk Rapids took six wrestlers to the Pinconning Invitational and three of them ended up placing.
Chris Gillissie finished in second at 152 pounds to lead the Elks. Dylan Gilbert (103) and Jared Selby (135) posted a pair of fourth-place finishes.
The Elks are at Traverse City West along with St. Francis and Benzie Central on Wednesday.
St. Ignace 64
St. Ignace broke open a tie game in the second quarter and cruised to a 64-37 victory over Petoskey in the consolation game of the Petoskey Invitational.
The game was knotted 11-11 at the end of one quarter before the Saints outscored the Northmen 20-5 to seize control.
Margo Brown led St. Ignace (1-1), while Kati Lewis had 15 to lead Petoskey (0-2).
Marquette won the tournament title, defeating Brighton 59-43.
Elk Rapids 17
Kingsley took down Elk Rapids 53-17 at the Northwest Conference/Lake Michigan Conference Challenge in Kalkaska.
Autumn Goggin led the Stags (1-1) with 22 points and eight steals. Ally Kintner chipped in with 11 points and Lilly Rawlings had seven points. Leading Elk Rapids were Rachel Hintz and Bridget Hintz, each with seven points.
Kingsley hosts Kalkaska on Tuesday.
Glen Lake 35
Holding a two-point lead entering the fourth quarter, Charlevoix pulled away with just a few minutes remaining to take a 44-35 win from Glen Lake in the Northwest Conference/Lake Michigan Conference Challenge.
Charlevoix’s Kelsey Engstrom led the Rayders with 15 points and Madeline Boss added 12. Leading Glen Lake (1-2) was Jordan Peplinski with 18 points and five rebounds. Maddy Brown added five points and seven boards. Jessica Lee also had five points.
Compiled by Chris Dobrowolski