7 area teams in equestrian regionals
TRAVERSE CITY — Seven area teams qualified for regionals in the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (MIHA) district finals last weekend at the Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds.
The two top finishers in each division advance to regionals in Ludington on Sept. 27-28.
In Division A with a team of 12 riders, Traverse City Central qualified and ended with the highest three-day combined team total of 370 points.
The Division B district championship went to Traverse City St. Francis as the Gladiators posted a combined total of 358 points. Elk Rapids earned Reserve Champions status as the Elks claimed 267 points. Traverse City West garnered 234 points, leaving the Titans only 33 points shy of a regional berth.
Glen Lake was the Division C district champ with a combined score of 156 points. Kalkaska captured the Reserve Championship and qualified with 85 points.
In Division D, Noah Britton was the lone rider for Team Britton and his performance netted 157 points and a district championship trophy for the home-schooled student from Kalkaska. Grand Traverse Academy was Reserve Champions.
The state championship meet will be held in Midland Oct. 12-13.
Petoskey’s Muller wins MIAA honor
HOLLAND — Petoskey grad Jason Muller has been named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association men’s soccer Offensive Player of the Week.
He scored three goals in leading Hope to a pair of non-conference victories. He had one goal in a 6-0 win over Grace Bible, then scored twice in the second half as Hope defeated national power Dominican, 3-0.
Muller has won MIAA Player of the Week honors twice in his career.
Shooting postpones Nats-Braves game
WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals postponed Monday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves following shootings at the nearby Navy Yard.
The game was rescheduled as part of a day-night doubleheader today.
There will be a moment of silence at Monday night’s NFL game in Cincinnati between the Bengals and Steelers for the shooting victims.
Located just blocks from the Navy Yard, one of the stadium’s parking lots was used for families of the Navy Yard employees to meet following the evacuation of the facility.