GRAYLING — TC Liberty outscored Grayling 3-1 in a shootout Monday to net a 1-0 Lake Michigan Conference soccer win.
Suzanne Britten, Rachel Burns and Sophie Spencer tallied in the shootout for the Liberty (1-3). Logen Poniatoski had eight saves in goal.
Rachel Money netted the Grayling goal in the shootout.
TC hosts Harbor Springs on Thursday. Laura Simpson was in net for Grayling and recorded 16 saves. The Vikings (1-3) are at Roscommon on Wednesday.
Elk Rapids 1
Mylia LaPointe scored the decisive goal in a shootout as Elk Rapids remained unbeaten with a 1-0 Lake Michigan Conference win over Charlevoix.
Carley Patterson and Mikaela Rogers also tallied in the shootout for the Elks. Paige Granger had two key saves in the shootout.
Charlevoix outshot the Elks (3-0-1, 3-0) 15-10.
Gloria Greene made nine saves in goal for the Rayders, who play host to East Jordan in a league match on Thursday.
Elk Rapids hosts Boyne City on Wednesday.
Glen Lake 1
Ty Fessell scored just before half off an assist from Clare Slack as Glen Lake tied Kingsley 1-1.
Kingsley’s Becky Lint had opened the scoring off an assist from Ally Kintner.
Kingsley’s Kasey Hayes and Glen Lake’s Arden Braun were in goal.
Fessell scored the game-winner last Friday’s in Glen Lake’s 1-0 win over Leland.
Harbor Springs 8
Harbor Springs defeated Kalkaska 8-0 in girls soccer on Monday. The Rams enacted the mercy rule with a goal in the final minute of action.
East Jordan 2
Boyne City 0
Janaye Baier and Lisa Spitaleri netted goals as East Jordan topped Boyne City 2-0 in Lake Michigan Conference play.
Paige Poindexter earned the shutout in goal for East Jordan (1-2), which hosts Kalkaska today. Ashley Mumich had a stellar game on defense.
Suttons Bay 2
Leland jumped out to a 2-0 first-half lead on the way to a 5-2 girls soccer win over host Suttons Bay.
Whitney Schaub scored a pair of goals, while Lydia Gulow had a goal and an assist to lead the Comets (2-1), who host Benzie Central on Wednesday. Miranda Harrison and Libby Munoz also netted goals for the victors. Andrea Hunt had one save in goal.
Rachel Pasche and Sethe Zachman had the two goals for Suttons Bay (1-3-2), which trailed 3-0 in the second half before getting on the board. Dani Merwin and Zachman had assists. In goal for the Norsemen was Irene Prado.
TC Bulldogs 1
Benzie Central 0
A goal with 50 seconds remaining proved to be the difference in the Traverse City Bulldogs 1-0 victory over Benzie Central.
The win came even though Benzie outshot the Bulldogs 20-4.
Autumn Haggelstein was in net for the Huskies and had the shutout going until the waning moments when she was screened by a scrum of people in front of the net.
Benzie travels to Leland on Wednesday.
West 7th, Central 9th
at East Lansing Invite
Traverse City West improved by 28 strokes from its first match of the season, carding a team score of 317 to take seventh out of 21 teams at the East Lansing Invitational on Monday at Walnut Hills Golf Course.
Brady Greenman shot a 76 to lead the Titans’ effort.
Traverse City Central had a score of 331 and placed ninth, led by Winton Munch’s round of 75, which tied him for seventh.
Other scores for West were Payden Myers with a 77, Cam Murray with a 79, and Alex Scott and Keits Shoemaker with a pair of 83s.
Central’s other leaders were Trey Pezzetti, who had a 79, Danny Brott, who finished with an 87 and Riley Boyd with a 90.
Lansing Catholic Central won the meet with a 301, led by medalist Jacob Johnson’s 68. Host East Lansing was second with a 309 and Salem was third (312).
Central and West are back in action on Friday and Saturday for Central’s Tee-Off Invitational.
Charlevoix wins first
LMC 18-hole match
Charlevoix edged Traverse City St. Francis on a fifth-man tiebreaker to decide the first Lake Michigan Conference match of the season on Monday at Grayling Country Club.
The Rayders and the Gladiators both ended up with scores of 333 on a day when the top four teams were all bunched tightly at the top of the standings. Kalkaska was third with a 334 and Harbor Springs had a 345.
St. Francis’ Parker Gus was the meet medalist with a 74. Joe Coates (81), Riley Lamie (87) and Ben Yanska (91) rounded out the Gladiators’ scores. Grayling’s Jake Hinkle was second overall with a 76 and Michael Dunn of Kalkaska shot a 78, which was good for third.
St. Francis is back in action on Monday when it hosts a meet at the Grand Traverse Resort.
Suttons Bay wins Northwest jamboree
Sean Lamey fired a 76 to lead Suttons Bay to victory in a Northwest Conference jamboree at Elmbrook.
The Norsemen finished with a 325. They were followed by Leland (342), Mesick (368), Glen Lake (388), Kingsley (417), Benzie Central (433) and Frankfort (437).
In addition to Lamey, Devin Capron shot 79 and Eric Chapman and Lars Thornton 85 for the Norsemen.
Leland’s Joel Sneed was medalist with a 74. Ian Duvall added a 79 for the Comets.
Glen Lake’s Michael O’Brien was one shot off the pace at 75. Mesick’s Alex Stanton and Benzie’s Paul Dumas each carded an 82. Mesick’s Alex Marshall and Kingsley’s Justin Wheelock came in at 88. Frankfort was paced by Tristan Rogers at 94.
Teams compete Wednesday at The Briar.
Petoskey 4 7
TC Central 2 2
Traverse City Central dropped a pair of Big North softball games to Petoskey to fall to 0-3 on the year.
Maddy Duensing took the loss in game one and Ryan Schiller suffered the loss in game two. They allowed four and three hits, respectively. Freshman Jessica Budz had two hits in the second game for the Trojans, who are at Cheboygan on Thursday.
Kingsley 9 15
Suttons Bay 0 0
Amanda Youker pitched a no-hitter, striking out 13, as Kingsley rolled to a 9-0 win over Suttons Bay in the first of two Northwest Conference games.
Alicia Folkersma and Kaitlyn Totten paced Kingsley’s attack with two hits.
Kingsley (4-0, 4-0) won the nightcap 15-0 behind the pitching of Arian Hart. Folkersma and Destiny Scott had two hits apiece.
Kingsley hosts Cadillac on Thursday.
Johannesburg 16 14
Forest Area 5 13
Johannesburg-Lewiston swept a Ski Valley twinbill from Forest Area, 16-5 and 14-13.
In the nightcap, Forest Area’s Kourtni Birgy hit a grand slam home run. She also had a pair of doubles and finished with five RBIs. Chelsea Saylor added two hits and three RBIs, Zoie Adams two hits and two RBIs and Emily Gonyer two hits and an RBI.
Bear Lake 5 1
Manistee CC 3 9
Emily Ferguson stuck out nine and allowed six hits, while going 3-for-3 with three doubles to lead Bear Lake to a 5-3 softball win in the first game of a doubleheader. Allison Cink added a hit and three RBIs, and Nicole Gervin also had a hit.
In the second game, Katelyn Adams led Bear Lake with a home run among two hits and drove in a run, Cink and Brianne Bowling also had two hits each.
Grayling JV 6 4
TCSF JV 4 14
Lauren Cvengros pitched a complete game, and Caroline Brown and Maddy Dine each went 3-for-4 to lead Traverse City St. Francis to a 14-4 win over Grayling in the second game of a junior varsity softball doubleheader on Monday. Grayling won the first game 6-4.
Cvengros allowed only three hits and fanned 11 to get the Gladiators first win of the season. She also went the distance in the first game, striking out nine and scattering five hits. Only one of Grayling’s runs were earned. Julia Hardy led the Gladiators offensively in the opener with two hits. First baseman Amarra Dine was credited with a good defensive performance in the second game.
St. Francis (1-1) hosts Kalkaska on Thursday.
TC Central JV 12 17
Kingsley JV 2 7
Emily Jenkins struck out 10 in pitching the Traverse City Central JV to a 12-2 win over the Kingsley JV in the first of two games.
Sidney Klavon had two singles and scored four runs for the Trojans (2-2). Mariah Bensley also added two hits.
Cate Young struck out 13 as Central won the nightcap 17-7. Bensley led the attack with three hits, including a home run. Jenkins, Klavon and Alie Little contributed two hits apiece.
East Jordan 2 4
Grayling 6 11
Grayling scored all six of its runs in the first three innings on the way to a 6-2 softball victory over East Jordan on Monday. The Vikings also won the second game, 11-4.
Megan Malm was the winning pitcher in both games for Grayling. Tori Goodrich took the loss in the first game, allowing nine hits and three walks to go with three strikeouts. Val Peters took the loss in game two in relief of Lindsay Schroeder. Tommie Outman also worked in relief. Those three combined to allow 15 hits.
East Jordan (0-2) was led at the plate in the first game by Peters, Lindsey Graham, Allie Sutton, Maddie Cesaro, Schroeder and Miranda Snyder, each with a hit. Peters had three hits in the second game. Outman had a pair of hits and two RBIs. Haley Goodrich doubled and drove in a run, while Snyder and Schroeder added doubles.
Petoskey 10 2
TC Central 9 1
Petoskey rallied twice in the seventh to sweep Traverse City Central 10-9 and 2-1 in a Big North doubleheader.
Petoskey scored three times in the seventh for the victory in game one. Justyn Root and Adam Stepan paced the Trojans (0-4) with three hits. Ethan Campbell and Ethan Pilarski added two hits.
Campbell pitched a strong game in the nightcap. Petoskey scored two in the seventh for the win. Cam Givens had two hits and an RBI for Central, which plays at Midland Dow on Wednesday.
Suttons Bay 6 5
Kingsley 6 2
Aaron Orban came on in relief of Logan Mikesell and threw three scoreless innings to help Suttons Bay defeat Kingsley 5-2 in the second game of a baseball doubleheader. The Norsemen scored three runs in the top of the sixth to break a 2-2 tie and get the victory. In the first game the teams tied 6-6.
Mikesell led the Suttons Bay offense with three hits, including a double. Zach Rice had a double among two hits and an RBI, and Alex Crocker had a double and an RBI.
Matt Bartz scattered nine hits in game two for the Stags, allowing two earned runs and striking out two. Caleb Wetherholt had a hit and two RBIs, Ryan French had a hit and scored a run and Bartz drove in a run.
In the first game the Stags were led offensively by Derrek Arlt and Scott McPherson had two hits each, with McPherson driving in a run. Dylan Zenner had a hit and two RBIs. Justin Leusby also collected a hit and scored.
Tyler Newell started on the mound for Kingsley (1-2-1), and three relievers followed him to the hill. Jake Kiessel struck out seven, allowed four hits and walked one in six innings of work for the Norsemen.
At the plate for Suttons Bay, Crocker went 3-for-4, Rice was 2-for-4, including a double, and had four RBIs. Martin Stowe also doubled.
Suttons Bay faces East Jordan on Wednesday at Wuerfel Park.
Forest Area 4 0
Johannesburg 10 10
Chris Birgy and Scott Sedwick had hits in each game, but Forest Area (0-2) dropped both ends of a baseball twinbill on Monday against Johannesburg-Lewiston in the Warriors’ season opener.
TC West Frosh 9 10
Petoskey Frosh 1 5
Kyle Bailey tossed a one-hitter, striking out nine, as the Traverse City West freshmen beat Petoskey 9-1 in the first of two games.
Joe Hughes paced the Titans (3-0) with two hits.
West won the nightcap 10-5 as Brett Hines and Reid Bailey combined on a no-hitter. Kyle Bailey chipped in two hits,.
TC Central Frosh 4 4
Kingsley JV 0 1
Kevin Goodwin struck out eight in pitching the Traverse City Central freshman past the Kingsley JV 4-0.
Cam Fewless earned the save.
Jake Corwin pounded out two hits for Kingsley.
Logan Briggs pitched Central to a 4-1 win in the nightcap, striking out eight. Griffin Censor picked up the save.
Fletcher Rayher led the Trojans with two hits.Corey Magnuson drove in the Kingsley run.
TC St. Francis 6
TC Central varsity B 2
St. Francis won 3 out of 4 singles and doubles matches on the way to defeating the Central varsity B team 6-2 on Monday.
Singles winners for the Gladiators included No. 1 Amanda Bandrowski, 6-0, 6-0; No. 2 Natalie Burke, 6-1, 6-4; and No. 3 Bethany Richey, 7-5, 6-4. Central’s Angela Amalsitano won the No. 4 singles match 4-6, 6-2, 17-15.
In the doubles matches, St. Francis won at No. 1 as Chloe Lodge and Bailey Chounaird posted a 6-4, 7-5 victory; Emily Szmania and Courtney McCardel took the No. 2 match 7-6, 3-6, 10-8; and the Glads No. 4 team of Sarah Stayman and Rosie Wilson were victorious 6-2, 6-4. At No. 3 doubles, Central’s Kaitlin McLintock and Shannon Weaver captured a 7-5, 6-4 win.