From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — KINGSLEY — Traverse City St. Francis won the Kingsley Invitational, with Holly Bullough posting a course record Thursday as the Gladiators claimed the 11-team cross-country event.
The hosts won the boys portion of the race.
Bullough won the girls race in 18:59.8.
The Glads posted 51 points to win by 15 over runner-up Bellaire. They were followed by Glen Lake (104), Manton (110) and Frankfort (112).
Erin McDonnell was seventh in 22:31 to lead seven St. Francis runners in the top 22 finishers. She was joined by teammates Emily Gallagher (eighth, 22:45), Blair Dzierwa (15th, 23:41), Grace Jones (20th, 24:01), Annie Lyman (21st, 24:02) and Suzanne Britten (22nd, 24:02).
The Gladiators — who claimed their second invitational win of the season — will try for their third in Saturday's Petoskey Invitational. Thursday's race in hot conditions also marked the first time this season the Glads had all of their top seven runners in the same event.
For Kingsley, Josie Durecki was 16th, Nicole Brown 17th and Courtney Adams 19th.
For the boys race, Kingsley's Jake Keena was the overall winner with a time of 17:40.
The Stags boys won the meet with 52 points and Manton was second with 63. Also for Kingsley, Richard Durecki was sixth in 19:13, Dylan Zenner seventh in 19:26, Konrad Stein 18th, Garth Bogart 20th, Tyrus Zenner 21st and Josh Blasko 26th.
TC West fourth at St. Johns
Playing with only two varsity players, Traverse City West took fourth in the 12-team St. Johns Redwing Invitational.
The Titans took a team of two regular varsity athletes and three from junior varsity to the event.
Midland Dow won the tournament with a 359, followed by DeWitt (403), Coldwater (407) and West (409).
West's Taylor Kehoe won the event with an 82, while Hunter Kehoe shot 92. The Titans' other scores were Katie Cairns (117), Morgan Harris (118) and Nikki Sanford (126).
West will play in today's 16-team Traverse City Invitational at the Traverse City Country Club.
Denny Hall assisted on five of Bellaire's six goals as the Eagles beat Roscommon 6-1.
Drew Emery had two scores for the Eagles (13-1). Adam Underwood, Alex Perkins, Spencer May and Luke Bigsby added the other scores.
Adam Crandall made seven saves in the victory.
Bellaire hosts Cheboygan on Tuesday.
Leland scored three times in the first half on the way to a 5-0 win over Buckley.
Cam Stowe led the Comets (10-2, 5-0 Greater Northwest Conference) with three goals and an assist. Noah Fetterolf added a goal and an assist, while Omar Roman scored one goal. Mike Farese and Devon Kleinschmidt shared duties in the net.
For Buckley (5-3-1), Tyler Welch made nine saves in goal before leaving the game with an injury. Dustin Tandy came in for the Bears and made four saves.
TC Central 2
Ogemaw Heights 0
Jack Dulude scored 48 seconds into the game and Connor Hanson added a goal at the 30-minute mark as Traverse City Central defeated host Ogemaw Heights 2-0.
Central (8-6-1, 6-1 Big North) peppered the Ogemaw goal with 25 shots and the Trojans' defense didn't allow a shot on goal for keeper Carl Gardner, who earned the shutout.
Owen Stratton had assists on both of Central's goals.
The Trojans host Midland and Midland Dow in a pair of games on Saturday.
Burt Lake NMC 3
Alex Vandeyacht had two goals and Jeff Thompson chipped in one, but Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian fell to Cheboygan, 4-3.
James Martin made 10 saves in goal for the Eagles (2-8).
Suttons Bay 3
Freshmen accounted for all of Suttons Bay's goals in a 3-1 victory over Northport.
Evan Busby had two goals and Eli Kramer added a goal. Aaron Orban had the shutout in goal in the first half, then played out in the field and assisted on both of the Norsemen's second-half goals.
Glen Lake 2
Benzie Central 1
Riley Scanlon scored two goals to lead Glen Lake to a 2-1 win over Benzie Central.
Glen Bredin and Reiss Skrocki set up Scanlon's goals, while Keith Brown made seven saves in goal.
Devon Burroughs scored Benzie's goal and Charles Draeger and Isaiah Zeller split time in goal for the Huskies (2-4), who play Reed City on Saturday.
Glen Lake (5-4) hosts Suttons Bay on Tuesday.
Ben Swartzfischer scored the game's only goal as Petoskey defeated Alpena 1-0 in Big North Conference action.
Ben Godfrey picked up the assists, and Buff Reed was in goal for the Northmen.
TC Christian 3
Glen Lake 0
Traverse City Christian swept Glen Lake in area volleyball action, 25-16, 25-21, 17-15.
Boyne City sweeps Sault, Central Lake
Boyne City (26-9-2) swept a volleyball tri match against Sault Ste. Marie and Central Lake, beating the Blue Devils 25-17, 25-21, 25-22 and the Trojans 25-14, 25-15, 25-18.
Leading Boyne individually were: Heather Nichols (22 digs, eight kills and 53 assists), Kylie Hicks (12 kills, five blocks), Paige Hornbeck (17 kills), Mallory Karasewski (five aces), Courtney Weldon (24 digs) and Erin Baker (32 digs).
GT Academy 3
Cadillac Heritage 0
Mira Witkowski and Alayna Peck combined for 15 aces to lead Grand Traverse Academy to a 25-8, 25-17, 25-12 victory over Cadillac Heritage.
Witkowski had eight aces and Peck seven.
Hannah Sivek added four kills, Audrey Riegler three kills and Kennedy Riebschleiger five aces.
The Mustangs travel to Bellaire on Thursday.
Chloe Niepoth served up 11 straight points as Bellaire posted a straight games win over Northport.
The Eagles won 25-11, 25-5, 25-19.
Bellaire was led by Gillian Nevarez (six aces, six kills), Renee LaLone (six kills, two blocks), Tiffany Clovis (24 digs) and Madalyn Balon (17 digs, 19 assists). The Eagles (5-5-5) travel Tuesday to Pellston.
TC St. Francis 7
Boyne City 1
Traverse City St. Francis won all but one match in a Lake Michigan Conference victory over Boyne City.
The Gladiators won 7-1, with Boyne's lone win coming from No. 4 singles player Griffin Powers (6-1, 6-4).
TCSF's winners were Sam Holmes (6-1, 6-3), Gus Danz (6-3, 6-1) and Jack Krcmarik (6-0, 6-0) in singles and the doubles tandems of Jay Jones/Brady Ray (6-0, 6-1), Blake Bandrowski/Ryan Navin (6-2, 6-3), Nathan Tafelsky/Tyler Spigarelli (6-1, 6-0) and Victor Casler/Jackson Richmond (6-1, 6-2).
St. Francis plays in Saturday's eight-team Parma Western Invitational, an even in which the Division 4 Glads are the only school that isn't in Division 1 or 2.
TC St. Francis 74
Traverse City St. Francis scored early and often as the Gladiators beat Grayling 74-40 in a junior varsity football contest.
Jake Klingelsmith led the Glads with over 250 yards rushing and six touchdowns, all of which came in the first half, on runs of 27, 1, 35, 20, 22 and 78 yards. Sam Ludtka scored twice for St. Francis on runs of 15 and 56 yards. Lon Rogers added a 15-yard touchdown run, Jacob Barsheff had a 56-yard scoring run and Dru McFadden recovered a blocked punt in the end zone — one of two blocked punts McFadden recorded on the night.
St. Francis (3-1) held a 47-14 lead at halftime.
Brady Buell kicked all of the Gladiators' extra points.
Klingelsmith, McFadden and Tyler Picardat led the St. Francis defense.
Grayling's touchdowns came from Spencer Kent, with two rushing scores, Sam Reinke, Michael Phipps and two passing touchdowns from Cam Summers, one to Devin Joseph and the other to Patrick Ready.
Kingsley's junior varsity football team improved to 4-0 after a 47-16 victory over Frankfort.
Tommy Muth had two touchdowns for the Stags. Connor Hebert, Tyler Case and Stacy Almquist had the other Kingsley touchdowns.
Bay City John Glenn 52
TC Central 28
Devante Walker scored two touchdowns and had 130 yards rushing, but TC Central fell to Bay City John Glenn 52-28.
Nik Norton added a rushing touchdown and Reagan Cotton passed to Mason Houston for a touchdown for the Trojans (0-4).
Fitz Doud and Terrell Solberg led Central's defense.
— Compiled by James Cook and Chris Dobrowolski