From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle
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TC West dropstwo, ties one
Traverse City West opened its boys soccer season at a six-team tournament at the Coast Guard fields in Traverse City, tying Ann Arbor Skyline 0-0, then falling to Warren DeLaSalle 2-0 and Clarkston 4-0.
Kalamazoo Dogs 55
TC Blues 17
The Traverse City Blues dropped their season opener 55-17 to the Division III’s eighth-ranked team, the Kalamazoo Dogs, 55-17.
Noah LaLonde, Donald Welz and Matt Wilcox contributed scores for the Blues, with Ryan Fortune scoring a conversion on the second try.
The Blues trailed 19-5 at the half and were only down 22-17 early in the second half before injuries and a penalty left them short-handed.
TC Centralwins Kickoff Invite
The Traverse City Central boys tennis team won three singles flights and one doubles flight in taking the title of the Kickoff Invitational at Central High School.
Skyler Norgaard clinched the title for the Trojans when he beat his competitor from Rockford 7-6, 7-6 in the No. 1 singles finals. The Trojans ended up outscoring the Rams 20-19 for first. Norgaard also posted wins over Jenison (6-1, 6-0) and Holly (6-3, 6-3).
At No. 3 singles, Cam Young was first with wins over Holly (6-1, 6-0), Jenison (6-0, 6-0) and Rockford (7-6, 5-7, 10-7). At No. 4 singles Nick Yergens beat Jenison (6-0, 6-1), Holly (6-1, 6-0) and Rockford (6-3, 6-1). Central’s other win came at No. 2 doubles with Parker Berden and Yani Beeker winning over Jenison (6-1, 6-0), Rockford (6-3, 6-2) and Holly (6-1, 6-4).
TC Central reaches semis of own tourney
Traverse City Central kicked off the 2013 season by going 3-2-1 at its own tournament, ultimately falling to Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes 25-22, 21-25, 11-15 in the tournament semifinals. Our Lady of the Lakes lost to Walled Lake Central in the championship match.
Central split with Our Lady of the Lakes earlier in the tournament in pool play, 17-25, 25-22. Other pool play matches saw them beat Glen Lake 25-15, 25-2 and Pine River 25-19, 25-16. They also lost to Boyne City 22-25, 21-25. In the quarterfinals the Trojans topped St. Francis 26-24, 25-21.
Leaders for Central were: Brie Goodnaugh with four aces, 27 kills, three blocks and 13 digs; Jessie Kushner with two aces, 10 kills and 14 digs; Callie Barkowiak with 21 kills, 44 assists and eight digs; Kylie Kowal with 33 kills and 13 digs; and Devin Dotterrer with nine aces, 36 assists and seven digs.
Kingsley, Pellston go deep at Pellston Invite
Kingsley reached the semifinals of the Pellston Invitational on Saturday as the Stags were eliminated by Onaway, 22-25, 16-25. The Stags went 5-1-1 on the day, including a 4-0-1 record in pool play. The Stags defeated East Jordan 25-9, 25-19, Harbor Light 25-16, 25-15, Inland Lakes 25-4, 25-11 and Forest Area 25-21, 26-24, to go with a split against Cheboygan 25-16, 13-25.
In the quarters Kingsley beat Charlevoix 25-19, 25-21.
Leading the way for the Stags were: Leah Hall with 14 kills, 11 blocks and 96 assists; Lilly Travis with 39 kills, 10 aces and 38 digs; Autumn Goggin with 23 kills, 16 aces and 41 digs, Alysia Folkersma with 25 kills, nine blocks and 10 aces; and Lindsey Weber with 42 digs.
Forest Area went 3-3 on the day, falling to Pellston in the quarterfinals 18-25, 27-25, 9-15. In pool play the Warriors beat East Jordan 25-22, Inland Lakes 25-19, 25-15 and Harbor Light 25-21, 25-15, while losing to Kingsley and Cheboygan, 16-25, 24-26.
Leading Forest Area were: Tabitha Cecil with 73 kills, 37 digs and 11 blocks; Alyssa Birgy with 41 digs and 11 aces; Cami Campbell with 18 kills and 14 digs; Dani Johne with 51 assists and 26 digs; Ashley Browne with 24 assists and seven aces; and Ali Schuester with 19 digs and four aces.