Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 12, 2013

Prep Sports Roundup: Huskies, Leland claim tourney titles

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — BIG RAPIDS — Nick MacGirr and Joel Ledford led Benzie Central to a championship in the Tom Ryan Baseball Tournament at Big Rapids.

MacGirr was 4 for 4 with each hit a double, driving in four runs and walking three times. Ledford had five hits in six at-bats — four of which went for extra bases — and struck out eight in seven innings of a 6-4 win over Big Rapids in which he gave up only four hits.

The victory against the Cardinals put the Huskies in the title game against Morley-Stanwood, which Benzie won 7-1 as Zack Perry tossed a complete game and struck out eight to improve his record to 3-1.

Ledford was 3 for 3 with a double and triple in the opener, while Perry had three hits and an RBI and Jackson Ledford drove in a run. MacGirr was 1 for 1 with a two-run double and was walked three times.

Against Morley, MacGirr doubled three times and drove in two, while Joel Ledford was 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles. Austin Ross, Perry and Jackson Ledford each had an RBI.

The Huskies (13-3, 7-1 Northwest Conference) host Mesick in conference play Tuesday.


TC West wins two at Aquinas Invite

Traverse City West outscored its opponents 25-1 in posting two victories at the Aquinas Invitational.

Keegan Kenny struck out seven in five innings of three-hit ball as the Titans routed Ionia 14-1.

Kenny added two hits of his own and didn't allow an earned run.

Offensively, the Titans were led by Will Reed (two hits, double, RBI), Collin Bush (two hits, RBI), Walt Borkovich (two hits, two RBIs), Geordon Carter (double, RBI) and Trent McDougall (double, RBI).

Borkovich belted a grand slam homer in an 11-0 win over Corunna and had two hits total.

Paul Soma struck out four in four innings and Jared Ross came on for three innings as the pair combined to hold the Cavaliers to three hits.

McDougall had two hits, a double and two RBIs and Carter doubled in a run.

TC West (14-3) hosts Petoskey on Tuesday.

Glen Lake, Brethren win at Schlosser

Glen Lake and Brethren posted victories, but no team champion was determined at the Lakers' John Schlosser Memorial Tournament when the event was cut short due to snow.

Glen Lake won its only game, 9-5 over Traverse City St. Francis.

Trevor Apsey hit a two-run homer and had three RBIs with two hits, Travis Moore had two hits, a double and two RBIs and Thomas Waning added two hits and struck out four in seven innings. The Lakers (15-1) travel Tuesday to Frankfort.

Jake Campis doubled for the Gladiators and Matt Seybert had a two-run single.

Brethren won its game 10-3 over Forest Area, as Lucas Richardson struck out 10 batters in five innings of no-hit ball. He added two hits, an RBI and three runs scored.

The Bobcats (11-6) were led offensively by Dalton Lakso (two RBIs), Josh Riggs (two hits, two RBIs), Abner Lopez (two hits), Tyler Dean (two hits), Mike Pettinato (hit, run), Jeremiah Best (hit, RBI) and Kasey Fairbanks (two hits, RBI). Brethren travels Monday to Pentwater.

Suttons Bay 1-1 in Houghton Lake Invite

Suttons Bay dropped a 9-8 decision to Roscommon and won by forfeit over Marion in the Houghton Lake Invitational.

Marion decided to leave after entering its second game with worsening weather and only eight healthy players.

Logan Mikesell, Jake Kiessel and Alex Crocker each had two hits and Zach Rice drove on three with a bases-loaded double. Both of Crocker's hits were doubles.

The Norse (11-6-1) host Lake Leelanau St. Mary's on Tuesday.


Leland wins Providence Christian tourney

With a perfect 3-0 record, Leland brought back the championship from the Providence Christian Invitational in Fremont.

Libby Munoz scored five goals on the day, including a hat trick in a 7-0 victory over Grand Rapids Wellspring.

Miranda Harrison added four goals, also notching a hat trick against Wellspring, and Lydia Gulow was the only player with goals in all three games, finishing with four.

Gulow and Munoz had two each in a 5-3 win over the hosts, and Gulow and Whitney Schaub scored in a 2-1 win over Big Rapids.

The Comets (12-4) host Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy on Monday.

Midland	2

TC West	0

Savannah Wojtanowski made six saves, but Traverse City West dropped a 2-0 road decision to non-conference opponent Midland.

The Titans (7-5-2, 4-1-2 Big North Conference) need a win in Monday's clash at Traverse City Central to keep pace in the BNC race. West is one game behind first-place Cadillac and tied with Gaylord. If the Titans can win out, they would pass the Blue Devils and move into at least a share of the league crown with the Vikings.

In the junior varsity game, West (6-2-4) topped the Chemics 2-0 on goals by Stephanie DeVries and Sarah VanSipe. Emily Walton assisted both goals.

TC Central JV	4

Suttons Bay varsity 1

Abigail Stanton had a goal and two assists to lead Traverse City Central's junior varsity to a 4-1 win over Suttons Bay's varsity.

The Norse led 1-0 at halftime on an Emily Beyer goal set up by Dani Merwin.

Stanton set up Sierra Fraser and Julianna Chang, scored a goal of her own assisted by Maitland Adams and Jennifer Rose struck off an Olivia Luciani set up for a four-goal second half binge.

Carrie Wynkoop made three saves for Central (4-6-1), while Suttons Bay's Samara Slocombe had 14 stops. The Norse are 2-9-3.


West takes Scottie Classic at Alma

Traverse City West won the Division 1 title at the 29-team Alma College Scottie Classic by almost 100 points.

The Titans racked up 492.5 points to Okemos' 399. Holt was third with 388.

Tyler Johnson was in on four of West's seven victories

He won the 200 in 23.21 seconds and the 400 in 50.28, and was part of two victorious relays. Johnson teamed up with Brandon and Dan Montgomery and Jason Crandall to win the 800 relay in 1:33.66 and with the Montgomery brothers and Jack Bishop in the 400 relay in 44.6.

The Titans won three of the field events, as Dustin Tucker won the pole vault, clearing 11'0", Nick Whiting took the discus with a heave of 137'8" and Connor Hayes won the shot put at 44'7.5".

Spencer Montcastle won the 110 hurdles in 15.41 seconds.

West joins Petoskey in a three-team meet at TC Central on Tuesday.


Central wins Scottie Classic, West 3rd

Katie Moses won two individual events to lead Traverse City Central to the Division 1 title in the 29-team Alma College Scottie Classic.

The Trojans racked up 355 points to finish ahead of Okemos (342.5) and Traverse City West (328).

Moses won the 800 in 2:19.39 and the 1,600 in 5:10.11.

The relay team of Makenna Beers, Courtney Cadotte, Madison Ostergren and Lauren Murray won both the 400 and 800 events in 51.88 and 1:49.19.

Cadotte also won the 100 in 12.95 seconds.

The 3,200 relay team of Lauren Marsh, Joy Reist, Lila Dreves and Moses won in 9:34.18.

Beers was runner-up in the long jump (15'11.75") and Ashley Ko took second in the 3,200 (11:23.86).

Central coach Lisa Taylor said that while teams normally are allowed only two athletes per event in regionals — which the Trojans host on Friday — they have nine runners in the 1,600 who have beaten the qualifying time of 5:34, six better than the 3,200 qualifying time of 12:08 and four in the 800.

The Titans' Kimmy Bilinski placed first in two events, winning the 200 in 27.79 seconds (teammates Hannah Carlson was second) and combining with Quinn Hall, Allida Smith and Kate Melvin to take the 1,600 relay in 4:21.

Olivia Bishop won the high jump, clearing 4'11".

Paris Wagner was second in discus (93'10") and the 800 relay team of Bilinski, Smith, Carlson and Patricia Davis was second in 1:50.5.

West and Petoskey participate in a three-team meet at TC Central on Tuesday.


Cabrini wins shortened John Schlosser tourney

Allen Park Cabrini was granted the John Schlosser Memorial Tournament championship on run differential after the event had to be shorted due to worsening weather conditions.

Cabrini won its only game 9-2 over Traverse City St. Francis.

Glen Lake also topped the Glads by an 8-7 score, scoring five runs in the sixth to take the lead after trailing 4-0 going into the inning. St. Francis scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to tie it, but the Lakers won in the eighth as Madison Hill tripled and scored the game-winning run.

Hill was named the tournament MVP. She also pitched Glen Lake to the win, striking out four.

Other offensive leaders for the Lakers included Hannah Schweikart (two hits, two runs), Kaitlyn Williams (two hits), Melanie Kulunda (two runs), Skylar Gleason (three RBIs) and Lexi Wright (two RBIs). Glen Lake (11-7) travels Tuesday to Frankfort.

For St. Francis, Kelsey Knudsen and Megan Knudsen each had two hits and two runs, Haley Bussell drove in a run and Bridget Bussell doubled among two hits and drove in a run.

Against Cabrini, the Glads were within a run going into the top of the seventh when the weather worsened. TCSF coach Mike Kowalski said his pitchers and fielders had trouble gripping the ball in the cold, rainy and snowy weather, and Cabrini scored seven runs before the game was called. The Glads didn't get to bat in the bottom half of the frame.

Haley Bussell drove in a run, and Lauren Cvengros struck out four.

The Gladiators (9-6) travel Monday to East Jordan.


St. Francis 2nd at Petoskey quad

Traverse City St. Francis won two flights to finish second at the Petoskey Quad.

The Northmen won the event with 19 points, followed by St. Francis (13), Harbor Springs (five) and Saginaw Nouvel (four).

Gladiators freshman Amanda Bandrowski won all three of her matches to improve to 20-1 on the season. She's won 14 straight, and hasn't lose since April 24. Bandrowski topped Nouvel (6-2, 6-2), Petoskey (6-1, 6-4) and Harbor Springs (8-0).

The No. 3 doubles flight of Sarah Stayman and Rosie Wilson won both their matches as the event was shortened due to weather conditions. They beat Nouvel (4-6, 6-4, 6-1) and Petoskey (8-4).

Chloe Lodge and Bailey Chouinard at No. 1 doubles and Lauren Hansen at No. 4 singles were each 2-1 to earn second.

The Glads play Traverse City Christian at Traverse City East Middle School on Monday before hosting regionals Thursday at TC Central.


TCSF fifth at 45th Parallel Invite

Parker Guss led Traverse City St. Francis with a 79 that placed sixth overall to helped the Gladiators take fifth in the 15-team 45th Parallel Invitational at The Loon in Gaylord.

Oakland Christian won the event with a 329, followed by Lutheran (341), Ann Arbor Greenhills (342), Lincoln-Alcona (344) and St. Francis (347).

Alanson's Collin Kintz won overall medalist honors, shooting a 74 and winning a playoff with Lutheran's Jameson Collar. Leland's Joel Sneed was third at 75.

St. Francis' other top scores were Joe Coates (85), Riley Lammy (87) and Ben Yanska (96).

The Glads play in Monday's Traverse City Central Invitational at the TC Country Club.

TC Central 2nd at Big Rapids JV Invite

Abe Lewis shot an event-best 78 to lead the Traverse City Central junior varsity to a runner-up finish in the eight-team Big Rapids JV Invitational.

Bauer Jones finished fifth overall with a 90, and teammate Brandon Smith's 97 was seventh. Jack Hawley shot 105 and Matt Wooten 110.

Big Rapids won with a team score of 357, followed by Central (370) and Mount Pleasant.


Crusaders win pair of matches

Ben Colburn scored eight goals as the Traverse City Crusaders posted wins over Sault Ste. Marie (9-6) and Cadillac (9-3).

Colburn and Dan Wilson each notch hat tricks in the Soo game, while Jay Jones scored two goals and R.J. Deneweth one.

Colburn scored five times against Cadillac, with Jones adding three and Wilson one.

Tanner Hobbs combined to make 40 saves in the two victories, and Joe Summers led in face-off wins for the Crusaders (5-4), who plays the Traverse City Bucks at TC West Middle School on Thursday.

— Compiled by James Cook