HOUGHTON LAKE — Bellaire won the Northern Michigan Soccer League championship Thursday night with a 3-1 victory over Big Rapids Crossroads Academy.
The matchup of division champions saw the Eagles take a 2-1 lead at halftime on a pair of Denny Hall goals.
Hall completed the hat trick with 9:09 remaining to take a 3-1 lead.
Drew Emery had two assists and Hunter Rowe one.
Colin May and Carrick Conway led the Bellaire defense. Adam Crandall had eight saves in goal.
The Eagles (16-5) host Northport in district action Monday.
Burt Lake NMCA 6 McBain NMC 3
Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy won the third-place game in the Northern Michigan Soccer League, posting a 6-3 victory over McBain Northern Michigan Christian.
Burt Lake built a 5-0 lead with 20 minutes left in the game behind five straight goals from Aaron Chatfield, which allowed the Eagles' senior to set the school record for goals in a season with 60, passing the previous mark set by his brother Nathan in 2004.
Jake Lovitt added a goal and two assists. Jeff Thompson, Ben Vinz and Chatfield each set up a score.
Robert Taylor, Andrew Vandeyacht, Vinz, John Bloswick and Josiah Fosmore led the defense for NMCA (13-9).
TC Central 4 Ogemaw Heights 2
Traverse City Central opened a 3-0 lead at the break en route to a 4-2 Big North Conference win at Ogemaw Heights.
The Trojans finished 8-1-3 in the league. They are 11-5-5 overall — 9-1-4 in their last 14 games — heading into next week's district.
Kalvis Hornburg, Jack Dulude and Taylor Cook tallied in the first half. Hornburger's goal came on a penalty kick. Grant Dulude assisted on his brother's goal. Jephte Jean-Claude had the assist on Cook's goal.
Reilly deTar made it 4-0 in the second half off an assist from Cook. Ogemaw Heights scored on two penalty kicks late.
Colin Lesoski and Carl Gardner shared goaltending duties.