Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 23, 2013

Prep Sports Roundup: Trojans sweep BNC titles

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — CADILLAC — Traverse City Central did something that’s never been done in the boys’ Big North Conference track championships.

The Trojans scored more than 200 points.

Central finished with 211 Wednesday to easily capture its fifth league title in a row. The 211 points broke the previous high of 184.

“We had great team balance across the board,” Central coach John Lober said.

Traverse City West took second with 111. The Titans were followed by Alpena (110), Cadillac (75), Petoskey (52), Gaylord (40) and Ogemaw Heights (7).

Senior T.J. Schwannecke led the Trojans, winning the 100 (11.36), taking second in the 200 and 400 and teaming with Alex Liggett, Anthony Kratovil and Jephte Jean-Claude to win the 400 relay (44.99).

Liggett won the 110 high hurdles (15.49).

Aaron Taylor claimed the long jump (20’.5”) and took second in the high hurdles and high jump.

Anthony Berry and Kyle Dotterrer went one-two in the 1600 (4:28.44 to 4:28.69), Dotterrer and Cam McAuliffe went one-two in the 3200 (9:48.38 to 10:02.52) and Chris Brower and Berry went one-two in the 800 (1:59.4 to 1:59.7). Brower teamed with Johnny Ackley, Marco Morcote and Josh Rose to win the 3200 relay (8:22.42).

West’s Tyler Johnson claimed the 200 (22.93), Gaylord’s Trae Hill took the 400 (50.46) and Alpena’s Josh Bell the 300 hurdles (41.46).

In the field events, Cadillac’s Riley Norman was first in the shot put (55’10”) and discus (166’3”). Teammate Aaron Hodges took the pole vault (14’) and Petoskey’s Louis Lamberti the high jump (6’4”).

Charlevoix wins LMC championship

Charlevoix won five events — including two relays — en route to winning the Lake Michigan Conference championship at Harbor Springs.

The Rayders put up 169 team points, followed by Harbor Springs (135), Traverse City St. Francis (102), East Jordan (75), Grayling (55.5), Boyne City (41), Elk Rapids (33.5) and Kalkaska (32).

The Rayders took both the 400 (46.45) and 3,200 (8:45) relays. Their other victories came from Nick Plude in the 400 (50.58), Chris Young in the 300 hurdles (41.85) and Sawyer Russell in the pole vault (11’7”).

East Jordan’s Josh Wojan won three events — the most of any LMC boys athlete. He claimed the 800 (2:04.85), 1,600 (4:36.61) and 3,200 (10:21.63). The Red Devils had another winner in Ben Walton, who took the shot put at 46’5”.

Traverse City St. Francis’ Damon Sheehy was in on three event wins. He teamed up with Patrick Lewis, Wesley Nelson and Connor Archer to win the 800 relay in 1:34.59. Sheehy also won both the 100 (11.17) and 200 (23.01). Archer won the high jump with a leap of six feet.

Grayling’s Scott Parkinson won the 110 hurdles in 16.53, and Kalkaska’s Zack Cameron took the discus at 140’1”.

The host Rams had event wins from San Hansen on the long jump (19’2”) and the 1,600 relay (3:42.11).

Mancelona boys take Ski Valley title

Mancelona claimed three events — none of which were close — en route to the Ski Valley Conference championship at Mancelona.

Inland Lakes won six events, including three relays.

The Ironmen won with 164 points, followed by Inland Lakes (137.5), Bellaire (89), Forest Area (69.5), Johannesburg-Lewiston (58), Onaway (53), Pellston (38), Gaylord St. Mary (26) and Central Lake (25).

Mancelona’s Dalton Sulz took the shot put with a heave of 39’9.5” to win by over two-and-a-half feet. Kenny Burnette won the pole vault by a foot, clearing 10 feet. Shayne Dingman won the 1,600 (4:48.06) by more than seven seconds.

For Forest Area, Paul Korn won the long jump (18’9”) by almost a foot and Jeremy Richards took the discus (134’8”) by almost 27 feet.

Onaway’s Joe O’Bradovich claimed the high jump title by clearing 5’6”, while teammates Joe Traynham took the 3,200 in 10:36.36.

Inland Lakes won the 3,200 relay with a team of Cody Bonilla, Jacob Drogowski, Jacob Major and Duane Vizina in 9:08.72, the 800 relay with a quartet of Daniel Flower, Bonilla, Nick Howery and Jordyn Smeltzer in 1:36.62 and the 400 with Flowers, Howery, Smeltzer and Pablo De Los Santos in 46.97.

Vizina claimed the 400 (53.33) and 800 (2:10.24). Flowers also won the 100 in 11.84.

Bellaire’s Hunter Rowe took home the 110 hurdles title with a 15.97 time, and Denny Hall won the 200 in 24.03. The Eagles also won the 1,600 relay with Logan Crawford, Troy Clovis, Rowe and Hall in 3:47.8.

Central Lake’s Carrick Conway won the 300 hurdles in 42.8.

Bock hurdles Benzie to NWC crown

Corey Bock won league title in both hurdles event to lead Benzie Central to the Northwest Conference championship at Glen Lake.

The Huskies amassed 145 points, followed by Kingsley (117), Suttons Bay (70), Glen Lake (63), Mesick (62), Frankfort (40) and Buckley (28).

Bock won the 110 hurdles in 16.01 seconds and the 300 hurdles in 41.83.

Kingsley’s Tristan Eickenroth won the meet’s award for top senior male athlete, winning the discus (140’), the shot put (46’6”) and 100 dash (11.28).

Jake Keena gave the Stags two multiple event-winners, taking the 3,200 (10:22.97) and 1,600 (4:39). Jarid Lueck won the high jump by clearing 5’8”.

Benzie won the 3,200 and 800 relays, while Frankfort won the 1,600 and Glen Lake the 400.

The Huskies’ Jake Williams won the 800 in 2:07.67.

Suttons Bay’s Carter Hanson won two crowns as well, taking the long jump (19’1”) and 200 (23.48).

Buckley’s Jake Burgess won the pole vault by a foot, clearing 12 feet.

Mesick’s John King claimed the 400 with a time of 53.96.


Cadotte, Moses lead Central to BNC title

Courtney Cadotte and Katie Moses led the Traverse City Central girls to the Big North Conference championship.

The Trojans finished with 203.5 points. Alpena was second with 140 and Traverse City West third with 117.5. The Titans were followed by Gaylord (45), Petoskey (39), Cadilalc (35) and Ogemaw Heights (28).

Cadotte swept the 100 (12.81) and 200 (26.76) and was on the winning 400 (52.61) and 800 (1:50.55) relays. She teamed with Morgan Scollard, MaKenna Beers and Lauren Murray in the 400; and with Madison Ostergren, Beers and Scollard in the 800.

Moses captured the 800 (2:20.08) and 1600 (5:10.47). Lauren Marsh, Lila Dreves, Joy Reist and Moses took the 3200 relay (10:05.20).

Central’s Ashley Ko claimed the 3200 (11:24.87).

West’s Olivia Bishop won the long jump (16’10”). The Titans took the 1600 relay (4:13.39) with Kimmy Bilinski, Allida Smith, Quinn Hall and Kate Melvin.

Alpena’s Christian Kollien claimed the 100 hurdles (15.85) and 300 hurdles (49.0) while Emily Duncan won the 400 (1:01.52), Sarah Swider the high jump (4’10”) and Emily Ferguson the discus (110’.5”).

Petoskey’s Megan Tompkins was first in the shot put (35’3.75”) while Ogemaw Heights’ Kaitlin Arbour too the pole vault (9’6”).

St. Francis brings back LMC crown

Traverse City St. Francis won 12 of 17 events to dominate the Lake Michigan Conference championships at Harbor Springs.

The Gladiators racked up 184 points to win the league meet by 53.5 over runner-up Boyne City. They were followed by Charlevoix (104), Harbor Springs (102), Kalkaska (50), Elk Rapids (32), Grayling (27.5) and East Jordan (11).

The Glads won all four relays in the process.

The team of Maddy Danz, Lauren Buckel, Erin McDonnell and Holly Bullough won the 3,200 relay in 9:59.6, while Buckel, Kaitlin Hegewald, Grace Meachum and Madeline Zamarron took the 800 in 1:49.3. Zamarron, Krissi Dressler, Meachum and Megan Seida combined to win the 400 in 54.78 and Buckel, Danz, McDonnell and Hegewald took the 1,600 in 4:13.2.

Individually, Bullough claimed both the 400 (58.5) and 3,200 (11:01.4), while Hegewald also won the long jump (14’11.5”) and Buckel took the 200 (26.36).

Keegan Tarrant won the discus (85’11”) and Chandler Tarrant took the pole vault (8’).

Boyne City’s Kylie Hicks won three events, taking the 110 hurdles (15.39), 100 (12.84) and 300 hurdles (48.61). Mary Myers won the shot put (30’1.5”) for the Ramblers.

Charlevoix had three winners, as Madeline Boss won the high jump (4’10”), Carolina Boss the 800 (2:27) and Amber Way the 1,600 (5:29).

Bellaire girls win SVC crown

Bellaire won just four events, but the Eagles’ depth carried them to the Ski Valley Conference championship at Mancelona.

Th Eagles racked up 157 points, followed by Johannesburg-Lewiston (124), Inland Lakes (113), Mancelona (62), Pellston (56), Onaway (46), Gaylord St. Mary (35), Central Lake (29) and Forest Area (26).

Isabella Tremonti and Xantha Herbers each were part of two of those victories. The pair teamed up with Sierra Kintigh and MacKenzie Ciganick to take the 1,600 relay (4:31.92).

Tremonti won the 3,200 in 12:10.37 and Herbers claimed the 800 in 2:40.64. Anna Bigger had Bellaire’s other win, clearing seven feet to tie with Pellston’s Emily Kildow for the pole vault title.

Pellston’s Christine MacLean won the shot put with a 27’10” heave, while Ainsley MacLean won the 300 hurdles in 51.85.

Abby Schlicher won the high jump with a leap of 5’ for Joburg.

The meet’s only two individual winners were Joburg’s Shannon Kievit — who claimed the long jump (15’5”) and 400 (1:03.62) — and Onaway’s Emily Estep, who won both the 100 (13.66) and 200 (28.63).

Forest Area’s Kourtni Birgy won the discus (73’1.5”), Mancelona’s Tori Reicheldefer took the 110 hurdles (17.53) and Gaylord St. Mary’s Christina Smith claimed the 1,600 (5:36.49).

Inland Lakes won the 3,200 relay (10:38.66) with Sandra Bischoff, Taylor Fletcher, Hannah Passino and Sophie Passino and the 400 relay (56.29) with Elizabeth Morley, Sophie Passino, Morgan Prokop and Sarah Bruniquel. Central Lake won the 800 (2:08.58)with a team of Sara Dorland, Alexis Michael, Andrea Shafer and Alexis Shafer.

Benzie wins all 4 relays in NWC title effort

Benzie Central came out on top in all four relay races on the way to winning the Northwest Conference championship at Glen Lake.

The Huskies claimed the 3,200 (10:45.48), 1,600 ( 4:16.38), 800 (1:50.29) and 400 (53.54) events.

Benzie won the overall title with 156 points, followed by Kingsley (96), Mesick (79), Glen Lake (69), Suttons Bay (50), Buckley (41) and Frankfort (27).

Field event winners for the Huskies were Ashlie Harris in the pole vault (8’6”), who won by a foot, and Madison Lutzke, whose shot put heave of 34’5” took first by a foot and a half. Kayla Francis cleared 4’6” to tie for the high jump title with Kingsley’s Andrea Lee.

Alyssa Bennett won the 1,600 in 5:22.97, Miranda Besey took the 300 hurdles (51.63) and Bryce Cutler claimed the 800 (2:23.91).

Kingsley won four events, with two of those going to Sara Lueck. She took the 100 hurdles (16.71) and 400 (1:02.3). Kelsey Graham won the long jump with a 15’3.75” leap that won by nearly a foot.

Lueck and Besey shared the senior female athlete of the meet award.

Mesick’s Sierra King won both the 100 (13.3) and 200 (27.93), while Buckley’s lone win came from Marlee Harris in the 3,200 in 12:41.56.

Suttons Bay’s Kattie Tigges won the discus with a toss of 105’3”.

Honor Roll scratch meeting is tonight

The Record-Eagle Honor Roll scratch meeting will be held tonight at 5 p.m. at Traverse City Central in the conference room next to the athletic office.

A coach must be present to determine the finals for this meet. Coaches can register athletes on

Important reminder: Take all FAT times and round up to the nearest tenth, then deduct/subtract .4 then place a small “c” next to the time (this stands for converted). In summary, coaches will need to override FAT times in order to make an accurate entry to put all athletes on an even par.

The Honor Roll meet starts at 5 p.m. on Tuesday.

This week’s boys and girls Honor Roll listings will be published Thursday.


TC Central wins Bay City Central Invite

Traverse City Central handled the elements best to emerge victorious in the 12-team Bay City Central Invitational at Bay County Golf Club.

The Trojans shot 325 to win by two shots over Davison in an event that was played mostly in a downpour.

“The 18th hole was 400 yards and you couldn’t see anybody on the tee (from the green),” Central coach Dave McMellen said.

Winton Munch and Trey Pezzetti each shot 78s to tie for third overall, and Daniel Brott was ninth with an 82. Central’s other top scores were Riley Boyd (87), Abe Lewis (88) and Derek Schrank (91).

Suttons Bay wins Northwest Conference title

Suttons Bay cruised to a 41-stroke victory on a wet day at Mistwood in Traverse City to put the finishing touch on their 10th Northwest Conference golf championship in the last 13 years at the final league event of the season.

The Norsemen, who were led by meet and season medalist Sean Lammy’s 71, had a team score of 308 to outdistance second place Leland (349). Lammy was one of three Suttons Bay players to earn first-team all-conference honors.

“Sean had a nearly flawless round, hitting 16 of 18 green in regulation,” said Suttons Bay coach Todd Hursey.

Devin Capron, who had a 75, and Eric Chapman, who had an 81, also were on the first team. Brent Duddles rounded out the Norsemen scorers with an 81.

Suttons Bay won all eight league events on the year.

“Today we had great scoring,” said Hursey. “To play at Mistwood from the blue tees on a day were the weather wasn’t great, it was a great performance.”

Joel Sneed, with a 74, and Ian Duvall, with an 80, led the Comets and also received first-team honors. Glen Lake, which was third with a 370, was led by Mike O’Brien’s 77. He was the final member of the all-conference first team. Kyle Schaub carded an 86 for the Comets.

Mesick also had a 370 and finished fourth. Frankfort (401), Benzie Central (418) and Kingsley (432) rounded out the scoring.

Individually, Paul Dumas led Benzie with an 83. Alex Marshall (85) and Alex Stanton (86) led Mesick. Frankfort was paced by Tristan Rogers, who shot a 91. For Kingsley, Tim Tallman shot a 94.


Harbor Springs 4

Elk Rapids 1

Harbor Springs scored the first three goals of the night on the way to a 4-1 victory against Elk Rapids in Lake Michigan girls soccer play.

Michelle Costa had the Elks’ goal, with 43 seconds remaining in the first half to get her team on the board. Paige Granger made five saves in net for the Elks (11-4-1, 10-3 Lake Michigan), who host Kalkaska today.

TC Liberty 3

East Jordan 1

Suzanne Britten scored two unassisted goals in the first half to spark the TC Liberty to a 3-1 Lake Michigan Conference win over East Jordan.

Anna Wheatley netted the third goal, that coming in the second half off a Emily Schmuckal assist. Logan Poniatoski was in goal for TC.

Lisa Spitaleri scored for East Jordan.

The Liberty open district play Tuesday at Glen Lake.

— Compiled by Dennis Chase, James Cook and Chris Dobrowolski