TRAVERSE CITY — It comes down to this for the Traverse City West soccer team: Win at Gaylord on Thursday and likely share the Big North Conference title with Cadillac.
The Titans and Vikings set up that scenario Tuesday. West posted an 8-0 mercy win over Ogemaw Heights while Cadillac edged Petoskey 1-0.
Kiley Kreple led West with two goals. Maria Rapson, Jessica Kalbfleisch, Nikki Sanford, Mikenna Ray, Mikaela Ray and Eva Brunetti added solo goals. Kalbfleisch and Grace Earl finished with two assists and Brunetti, Summer Slack and Mikenna and Mikaela Ray chipped in one.
Savanna Wojtanowski was in goal for the Titans (11-5-4, 7-1-3).
TC Central 8
Paige Pfannenstiel’s three-goal hat-trick powered Traverse City Central to an 8-0 mercy win over Big North Conference rival Alpena.
Jacqueline Hardy added two goals, one on a direct kick.
Kalina Pfannenstiel and Lauren Ward contributed a goal and an assist. Jalyna Cisneros also tallied. Elena Morcote drew two assists, while Grace Stanton, Katie Ludwig and Paige Pfannenstiel had one. Katie Wheeler was in goal.
Central (8-11-1, 5-5-1), which outshot Alpena 17-0 on Senior Night, faces Petoskey on Thursday.
Elk Rapids 3
Boyne City 0
Carley Patterson netted two goals and her sister Hailey one as Elk Rapids posted a 3-0 Lake Michigan Conference soccer win over Boyne City.
Paige Granger was in goal for the Elks (11-2-1, 10-2), who travel to Harbor Springs today.
Suttons Bay 0
The goalies shined for Kingsley and Suttons Bay’s soccer teams as the two conference foes battled to a scoreless tie.
Kingsley’s Kasey Hayes made seven saves. Anika Oder, Maggie Gaca and Lauren Wierman led the Stags’ defense. Samara Slocomb was in goal for the Norse, who had strong defensive play from Delaney Kaufman, Lily Richter and Hannah Weber.
Kingsley (3-4-4) plays at the TC Central JV on Friday, then opens district play at Big Rapids on Tuesday. Suttons Bay (3-10-4, 1-4-3) plays the homeschool on Friday.
Mason County Eastern 2
Benzie Central 0
Mason County Eastern scored a pair of second-half goals as the Cardinals downed Benzie Central 2-0 in girls soccer action.
Eastern broke a scoreless tie with a goal 15 minutes into the second half, then added an insurance goal with 10 minutes left in the contest. The Cardinals held a 14-6 advantage in shots.
Elizabeth Putney was in net for the Huskies, who face Reed City on Friday.
TC Central JV 8
Alpena JV 0
Carrie Wynkoop and Julianna Chang netted two goals apiece as the Traverse City Central JV blanked Alpena 8-0.
Jennifer Rose, Maitland Adams, Carley McKenzie and Megan Puckett also scored. Olivia Luciani picked up three assists, Jennifer Rose two and Sierra Fraser one.
TC Central 5 6
Cadillac 3 4
Cam Givens hit a two-run walk-off home run as Traverse City Central swept Big North Conference rival Cadillac with a 6-4 win in the nightcap.
Ethan Pilarski singled before Givens homered in the bottom of the seventh. Justin Root pitched a three-hitter, striking out eight, for the win.
Central (9-12-1, 4-6) won the opener 5-3. Jansen Shea pitched 4.1 innings of hitless relief for the win. Pilarski finished with two hits and three RBIs. Adam Stepan had three hits and Ethan Campbell two.
Central plays Ogemaw Heights next Tuesday.
Frankfort 11 14
Kingsley 5 2
Brennan Flynn and Ken Frieswyk each had five hits on the day as Frankfort swept a Northwest Conference twinbill from Kingsley, 11-5 and 14-2.
Flynn and Frieswyk went 3-for-3 in the opener. Two of Frieswyk’s hit were doubles. Isaac McKinnon added two hits. Nolan Nye pitched a five-hitter for the win. Ryan French led Kingsley with a hit and two runs.
Flynn belted a home run and double to key the win in the nightcap. Frieswyk, Nye, McKinnon and winning pitcher R.J. Kennis also delivered two hits. Kennis tossed a four-hitter, striking out nine. Justin Leusby and Scott McPherson each had a hit and scored a run for the Stags (10-12-1). Austin Olson drove in a run. The Panthers (22-5, 9-3) host Brethren on Friday. Kingsley plays Roscommon today.
Glen Lake 7 5
Benzie Central 5 3
Thomas Waning struck out 14 and allowed nine hits to pitch Glen Lake to a 7-5 win over Benzie Central in the first game of a baseball doubleheader. The Lakers also won game two, 5-3.
Trevor Apsey had a home run among two hits and two RBIs for Glen Lake (22-4, 7-3) in game one. Riley Scanlon added an RBI single.
For Benzie (16-8, 9-3 Northwest), Austin Ross had two hits and an RBI, Jesse Desroche added two hits, Nick McGirr had an RBI double and Zach Perry doubled. Joel Ledford suffered his first loss of the year, striking out five, walking three and allowing six hits.
In game two Austin Odziana had two doubles and an RBI for Glen Lake. Scanlon ripped a two-run single. Zach Cooper started and got the win, striking out four and allowing seven hits. Waning came in to get the save.
Zach Perry took the loss for Benzie, allowing six hits and three walks. Matt Thaxton had two hits, including a double, and two RBIs and Ross had two hits.
Suttons Bay 17 16
Mesick 4 1
Suttons Bay claimed sole possession of first in the Northwest Conference with a pair of one-sided baseball wins over Mesick, 17-4 and 16-1.
Aaron Orban had three RBIs and Robbie Walters had a double with three RBIs. Jake Kiessel started and got the win and Orban closed out the game for the Norsemen (17-6-1, 9-2-1).
Logan Mikesell got the win in four innings of work in the nightcap with Zach Rice pitching in relief. Mikesell went 3-for-4 with three runs and Alex Crocker went 2-for-3.
TC St. Francis 4
Charlevoix (21-2, 11-0 Lake Michigan) clinched at least a share of the league baseball crown after downing host St. Francis. The second game was suspended with Charlevoix leading 6-4 in the bottom of the fifth.
In the opener Charlevoix was aided by a 10-run third inning that included two home runs — one a three-run homer by freshman Austin Putman and the other a two-run jack by Nate Moon. Noah Certa and Shane Sutherland each added two hits for the Rayders.
Tommy Zipp got the win, allowing six hits, walking one and striking out nine.
TC Central JV 13 1
Cadillac JV 7 4
TC Central and Cadillac split a junior varsity baseball doubleheader, with Central winning 13-7 and losing 4-1.
Leading Central in the twinbill were: Eddie Cater with four hits, Griffin Brien with a double among two hits and four hit by pitches, Griffin Cencer and Matt Grost each had two hits; and Spencer Brown and Jon Laskey each doubled.
LL St. Mary 22 19
Buckley 1 9
Leif Mohrman hit two home runs in the first inning to power Lake Leelanau St. Mary to a 22-1 win over Buckley in the first of two games.
Mohrman finished with six RBIs. Nate Schwarz and Collin Platts finished with two hits and two RBIs. Platts picked up the win.
St. Mary (9-11-2) won the nightcap 19-9. Platts led the Eagles attack with four hits. Dan Bardenhagen added three hits and Schwarz and Mohrman two. Christian Doran earned the win on a four-hitter.
St. Mary hosts Manistee Catholic on Thursday.
TC Christian 5 7
Onekama 9 5
Traverse City Christian rallied for five runs in the bottom of the fifth to edge Onekama 7-5 in the nightcap of a doubleheader.
David Bump had a two-run single to tie the game and Jacob Rorick a two-run single to win it. Rorick finished with three RBIs. Jesse Heerdt earned the win. Kevin Mannes added two hits and an RBI.
Christian (9-12-1) lost the opener 9-5. The Sabres play at Mason County Central on Thursday.
Frankfort 7 2
Kingsley 6 10
Kingsley clinched the Northwest Conference softball championship after splitting a doubleheader with Frankfort, losing the opener 7-6 and winning the second game 10-2.
Amanda Youker was the winning pitcher in game two for Kingsley (21-6, 11-1 Northwest), striking out three and allowing four hits.
Allie Vogue and Kaitlin Totten each had a double among two hits, Alicia Folkersma had a triple among two hits and Youker was 3-for-3 with a double. Keelin Kelly had two hits for the Panthers (16-13, 10-2 Northwest)
Kolby Spencely collected the key single to drive in the winning run in the first game for Frankfort. She then threw out the potential tying run in the bottom of the inning. Spencely and Courtney Bower each had two hits.
Youker took the loss in game one, despite striking out seven. She also added two hits. Ellie Rawlings had a double among two hits, Folkersma doubled and Totten singled.
Benzie Central 3 2
Glen Lake 2 6
Benzie Central plated two runs in the sixth inning to claim a 3-2 softball victory in game one of a doubleheader. The Lakers got revenge with a 6-2 win in game two.
Shannon Murray had an RBI single that tied it and Alisha Clouse came up with the game-winning hit. Michaela Williams got the win for the Huskies. Charlotte Warsecke had two hits. Jessica Penny and Kari Pleva each had two hits for Glen Lake.
In the second game Madison Hill got the win. Leading hitters for Glen Lake were Melanie Kalunda and Olivia Wilcher each with two hits and two runs and Penny with two hits and two RBIs. Benzie was led by Blair Frederick and Murray each with RBI hits.
Mesick 2 7
Suttons Bay 1 3
An RBI single in the sixth inning was just what Mesick needed to post a 2-1 softball win over Suttons Bay in the first game of a twinbill. Mesick took the second game 7-3.
Jane Hursey had 13 strikeouts in the two games for the Norse. Anna Steed doubled in game one.
LL St. Mary 14 16
Buckley 3 4
Megan Popp went 7-for-8 with eight RBIs as Lake Leelanau St. Mary swept two softball games from host Buckley.
Popp also picked up a pitching win, striking out five and walking only two in game one.
Also in the first game, Rachel Thon went 3-for-4 with four RBIs, Rachel Schaub was 3-for-4 and Abby Thon was 2-for-4.
Mary Rexroat got the win in game two for the Eagles, striking out two and walking two.
At the plate, Rachel Thon was 2-for-5 with three RBIs, while Abby Thon, Marta Herman and Rexroat each went 2-for-5.
Montana Jayska had four hits on the day for Buckley.
Charlevoix 5 4
TC St. Francis 3 3
Katie Hybl was the winning pitcher in game one and Yogi Hang got the win in game two as Charlevoix swept St. Francis in Lake Michigan softball, 5-3 and 4-3, to win the Lake Michigan Conference title.
Hybl fanned three and allowed six hits, while Hang gave up four hits and fanned two. Leading hitters for the Rayders in the first game included Hang with a double among three hits, Gabrielle Gray with two hits, Skyler Herriman with two doubles, and Hybl, Olivia Certa and Kelsey Pischner each with doubles. In game two Jennifer Archey had two hits, Hybl doubled and Gray singled.
Bailey Johnson led St. Francis (14-10) offensively in both games, collecting two hits, including a double, and an RBI, then collecting three hits, including a double, and an RBI. Johnson took the loss in the first game and Gabby Morgan pitched the second game.
Central Lake 19 15
Forest Area 1 0
Alexis Carpenter threw a no-hitter in game one, then teamed with Allie Hines on a no-hitter in game two as Central Lake swept a softball doubleheader from Forest Area. Carpenter struck out 10 and walked three in the opener. She fanned five, while Hines fanned one in one inning.
Offensively in the first game, Channing Hoogerhyde and Hines each had a hit and two RBIs, Mariah Cords had a triple and an RBI and Emma Pierson had a hit and an RBI. Morgan Scott and Delaney Buffman each had two hits, Carpenter had a hit and four RBIs, Hines had a hit and Lauren Rogers had a hit and three RBIs.
Onekama 10 11
TC Christian 4 5
Onekama swept a twinbill from Traverse City Christian, 10-4 and 11-5.
For Christian (6-16), Sarah Hebert and Maddie White had two hits on the day. The Sabres are at Mason County Central on Thursday.
TC Central JV 3 9
Cadillac JV 4 6
Sydney Klavon had two doubles, two singles and drove in four as the Traverse City Central JV split with Cadillac, losing the opener 4-3 and winning the nightcap 9-6.
Melissa Send finished with three hits and six stolen bases for the Trojans (14-6). Emily Clements contributed two singles, a double and and two RBIs.
Kaylee Mullens was the winning pitcher in game two. Emily Jenkins came on for the save.