Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 30, 2013

Prep Sports Roundup: Titans capture Big North tournament

Traverse City Record-Eagle

— CADILLAC — Traverse City West had eight players with scores in the 70s as the Titans recorded a stellar performance to win the Big North Conference meet at Cadillac on Monday.

West had a team score of 304, led by medalist Cameron Murray’s round of 74. Brady Greenman came in with a 76 and was followed by a pair of 77s from Payden Myers and Alex Scott.

Beyond West’s varsity, the Titans’ junior varsity team also dominated. West’s JV team score of 326 would’ve put it fourth among varsity teams. Jacob Martin was the JV medalist with a 77, followed by runner-up Zach Perrin with a 78, Matt Orwig with an 84 and Ryan Sievers with an 87.

The entire outing was among the best head coach Mike Schultz had seen from his program in the five years he’s been at the school.

“It was nice to see the boys get some good scores on the board,” he said.

TC Central struggled and finished fifth with a score of 330.

Winton Munch tied for sixth with a 78. He was followed by Derek Schrank with an 83, Riley Boyd with an 84 and Trey Pezzetti with an 85.

The Trojans’ Black team was fourth in the JV portion of the meet with a 396.

Central’s scores included Zach Egbert with a 94, Matt Wooten a 98, Jack Hawley shot 101 and Jordan Bultsma carded a 103.


TC West 12 9

Manistee 2 0

Paul Soma threw five innings of no-hit ball while striking out six as TC West posted a 12-2 baseball victory in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday.

Will Reed collected three doubles among four hits and drove in two runs to lead the Titans offensively. Trent MacDougall added two doubles and two RBIs, Collin Bush had a home run among two hits, Geordan Carter had two hits and Walt Borkovich slugged a two-run homer.

West blanked the Chippewas 9-0 in the nightcap as Bush and Jared Roth combined to strike out nine. MacDougall had three hits for the Titans (6-2), and Max Ludka, Reed, Bush and Carter all added two hits.

Mancelona 13

Forest Area 4

Cody Derrer scattered five hits and fanned 10 to get the win as Mancelona (2-0) downed Forest Area in the first game of a baseball doubleheader on Monday. Mancelona led 8-4 in the fourth inning of the second game, but the game was called before it was completed.

Kyle Shepperley went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Collin Ordiway was 2-for-3 with two RBIs for the Ironmen.

Glen Lake 15 11

Buckley 0 0

Freshman Zach Cooper threw an abbreviated no-hitter in his first varsity start to help Glen Lake sweep Buckley and remain undefeated.

Cooper struck out six and walked three in three innings of no-hit ball in a 15-0 opening-game win. The Lakers won the second contest 11-0.

Curtis Bunek had two hits and two RBIs, and Thomas Waning and Travis Moore each drove in two runs in support of Cooper.

Riley Scanlon fanned eight in the nightcap win, giving up three hits. Ben Schweikart drove in two runs for Glen Lake, while Buckley’s Devon Rood had two hits.

The Lakers are 4-0, 2-0 Northwest Conference.

Gaylord St. Mary 12 10

Pellston 1 1

Matt Spyhalski and Nick Harrington had four hits each to lead Gaylord St. Mary to a 12-1 and 10-1 sweep of Pellston in Ski Valley Conference play.

Spyhalski also picked up the opening-game win, going five innings without surrendering a hit and striking out three. Nick Lochinski had three hits, two doubles and two RBIs.

Brendan Nowicki earned the nightcap win, with Anthony Zielinski struck out two over the final two innings to pick up a save.

For the night, Spyhalski had four hits, while Harrington racked up four hits, two doubles, four runs and five stolen bases. Freshman J.P. Zielinski clubbed his first two varsity hits.

The Snowbirds (2-2, 2-2 SVC) host Forest Area in a make-up doubleheader Wednesday.

TC West frosh 7 5

Suttons Bay JV 4 4

Sam Clark drove in the winning run as Traverse City West’s freshman rallied to top Suttons Bay’s junior varsity 7-4 in the opening game of a sweep.

The Titans (8-3) trailed 4-2 entering the bottom of the sixth. Dylan DeMoulpied had a pair of doubles and Clark also earned the win on the mound.

Zac Zoutendam had two hits and also pitched West to the 5-4 nightcap victory, while Brett Hines picked up the save.

TC Christ. varsity 5 12

TC Cent. frosh 4 12

Ben Larkins’ walk-off single propelled Traverse City Christian to a 5-4 victory over the Traverse City Central freshmen, and the Sabers went on to sweep the evening’s games with a 12-2 victory.

Josiah Wermuth’s two-run single knotted things up in the bottom of the sixth before Larkins’ hit.

Cam Beemer earned the pitching win, striking out four and allowing three hits in six frames. Cam Fewless, who had six strikeouts, took the loss for Central (4-4) in the first game.

In the 12-2 nightcap win, Beemer was 3-for-4 with a double, Kevin Mannes drove in two runs and Jacob Rorick had an RBI double. Jonathan Wilhelm tossed four innings to earn the win.

Dennis Alekseyenko was 4-for-5 with three RBIs for the night. The Sabres (3-4-1) host McBain NMC on Thursday.

Griffin Censer went 3-for-3 in the first game, while Fewless and Dawson Rabb each doubled. In the second game Censer, Alex Windholtz and Tyler Norton had the Trojans’ hits.


Manistee 8 10

TC West 1 0

Manistee swept Traverse City West in a non-conference doubleheader, 8-1 and 10-0.

The Chippewas’ Destiny Blake and Haley Maser earned the victories.

Laura Krieber had a hit and scored West’s only run in the opener. Ashley Zeits, Angelika Diehl, Carley Drzewiecki and Kerry McAdams had hits in the nightcap.

The Titans host Cadillac in a league twinbill today.

The Titans won the JV matchups 6-4 and 10-9.

Mykayla Gauld’s two-run double was the winning hit in the bottom of the sixth. She had two hits in the contest, and Sammy Denoyer had three RBIs and a triple. Emma VanderMeulen was the winning pitcher.

McKenzie Ankerson drove in three runs during the nightcap, while Delaney Brandt had two RBIs and Claire Bladek and VanderMeulen combined for the pitching win for the Titans (3-2).

Glen Lake 16 10

Buckley 1 9

Glen Lake improved to 5-0 on the season with a doubleheader sweep over Buckley in Northwest Conference softball action on Monday.

Lexi Wright led a potent Glen Lake offense in the first game with two hits and three RBIs. Hannah Schweikart added two hits and two RBIs. Melonie Kulanda had two hits and two runs scored, while Angilee Welch scored three runs, and Chloe Ellis and Madison Hill scored twice each.

Jessica Penny was the winning pitcher with three strikeouts.

In the nightcap Tayler Galla had two hits and two runs, Kary Elleba and Kaitlyn Williams each had two hits, Schweikert scored three runs and Justin Therrien scored twice.

Mancelona 14 17

Forest Area 3 1

Kallie Derrer combined to strike out 15 batters in Mancelona’s softball sweep of Forest Area on Monday.

Derrer fanned nine in the opener before giving way to Dakota Derrer, who added two strikeouts in one inning.

Kallie Derrer, Logan Allen and Taylor Robbins each went 2-for-2 with two RBIs in the opener. Dakota Derrer added a triple. In the nightcap Dakota Derrer had four RBIs and slugged a home run, double and a single. Kallie Derrer tripled among two hits and drove in a run, while Allen doubled among two hits and had three RBIs.

The Ironmen (4-0) travel to Pellston on Thursday.

Mesick 8 14

Lk. Leelanau SM 7 13

Mesick edged Lake Leelanau St. Mary in a pair of one-run softball games on Monday.

The Bulldogs used a seven-run second inning to claim the opener, while the nightcap saw them hang on after St. Mary scored seven runs in the fourth, then stranded the tying run on second base in the last inning.

Clara Jurik was the winning pitcher in game one and also collected two hits and two RBIs. Rachel Schaub went 2-for-2 for the Eagles.

In the second game Morgan Riojas got the win. Offensively, Sierra Altman went 4-for-5 and Tia Hoffman was 2-for-3. For St. Mary (7-4), Nicole Falkiewicz went 3-for-3 and Anna Perkette was 2-for-4.

Central Lake 11

Bellaire 0

Central Lake topped Bellaire 11-0 in the first game of a rain-shortened doubleheader.

The second game was called due to rain, and will be made up today in Bellaire.

The Trojans’ Lexi Carpenter struck out 10 and gave up four hits, while Allie Hines was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Channing Hoogerhyde was 2-for-3 with three RBIs.

Bear Lake 9 10

Mason Co. East. 18 6

Bear Lake split a West Michigan D League doubleheader with Mason County Eastern.

Katie Millard struck out five in the Lakers’ 10-6 nightcap win to avenge an 18-9 opening-game setback. Allison Fink had two hits and two RBIs, McKenna Fink doubled and drove in two, Emileigh Ferguson tripled among two hits and drove in two and Alexis Hindman had an RBI for Bear Lake (4-4, 4-2 WMD), which travels today to Mason County Central.

Katelyn Adams, Jill Johnson and Katelyn Pruyne had two hits each in the opener. Adams and Johnson each tripled and drove in a run.


TC Liberty 4

East Jordan 1

Annie Lyman and Suzanne Britten scored two goals each as the Traverse City Liberty notched a 4-1 victory over Lake Michigan Conference foe East Jordan.

Britten and Rikke Foss drew assists. Logen Poniatoski made three saves for the Liberty (2-4, 2-3 LMC).

Benzie Central 2

Suttons Bay 2

Suttons Bay outshot Benzie Central 20-5, but the Huskies managed to come away with a 2-2 tie in a girls soccer game on Monday.

Megan Kubit had both goals for the Huskies (0-6-1), with one assisted by Payton Burns and the other coming on a penalty kick.

Seth Zachman had both of the goals for the Norsemen (1-4-3). Emily Beyer and Mariah Belloumini assisted.

Elizabeth Putney was in goal for Benzie, coming up with some big saves to keep the score close. Makayla Knopka and Samara Slocomb were in net for the Norsemen.

Harbor Springs 4

Glen Lake 2

Tia Esposito and Rhi Cullip scored two goals each in Harbor Springs’ 4-2 soccer win over Glen Lake on Monday.

Ty Fessel had a goal and an assist for the Lakers. Clare Slack had Glen Lake’s other goal.

The Lakers battled back from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits, to tie the game, but the Rams put the game away with two unanswered goals.

Chelsea Leask made six saves and Arden Braund had two saves in net for Glen Lake (3-3-2), which hosts Leland on Wednesday.

Leland 5

Kingsley 0

Lydia Gulow scored two first-half goals and Libby Munoz scored two in the second half as Leland bounced Kingsley 5-0 in girls soccer on Monday.

Whitney Schaub assisted on both of Gulow’s goals, then scored one herself in the second half.

Andrea Hunt was in net for the Comets (4-2), who outshot the Stags 14-6. Maggie Osorio, Jaden Prevost and Noa Yaakoby were credited with good defense in the victory.


Benzie Central sweeps

Corey Bock had three individual firsts and was part of a winning relay team to lead the Benzie Central boys track team to a first-place finish on Monday at the Benzie Central Invitational.

The Benzie girls also won their side of the meet.

Bock was first in the 110 hurdles (16.14), the 300 hurdles (41.31), the long jump (19’5.5”) and helped the 800 relay team to a first (1:37.65) along with Gerrit Buist, Javier Rodriguez and Jake Williams.

The Huskies scored 225 points to run away with the meet. Kingsley was second (139.5), followed by Mason County Central (118.5), St. Francis (87) and Manistee (65).

Other firsts for Benzie came from Buist in the 400 (53.97), Ismael Halaweh in the 3,200 (10:32), Aaron Whaley in the high jump (5 fee, 10 inches) and Josh Ireton in the pole vault (11 feet).

Kingsley’s Tristan Eickenroth won the 200 (23.88), shot put (46’3”) and was part of the winning 400 relay team (46.64) that included Conner Fitzpatrick, Ray Wallace and Jacob Zenner. Jake Keena won the 1,600 for the Stags with a time of 4:39.59, while St. Francis earned a first from McKenzie Norconk in the discus (124’6”).

Benzie’s girls team scored 169 points, followed by St. Francis with 139, Kingsley with 124, Manistee with 110 and Mason County Central with 90.

The Huskies won three of the four relays, taking first in the 400 (55.1) with the team of Jordan Nye, Alikay Hamilton, Ashlie Harris and Tayler Price; the 800 (1:51.71) with the team of Nye, Miranda Besey, Hamilton and Abbey Clasen; and the 3,200 (10:19.72) with the team of Bryce Cutler, Makayla Huddleston, Alyssa Bennett and Sarah Jones. Nye also added a first-place finish in the long jump (15’4.5”).

Kingsley’s Molly Franke won the shot put (33’1”) and the discus (101’4”), while Andrea Lee took the high jump (4’8”) and Sarah Lueck won the 100 hurdles (17.03).

Holly Bullough was at the forefront of St. Francis’ performance as she set the school record with a second-place finish in the 1,600 (5:04.18) and nearly set the school mark with a first-place time of 2:18 in the 800. Bullough also was part of the winning 1,600 relay (4:15.25) that included Lauren Buckel, Kaitlin Hegewald and Maddy Danz.

Charlevoix sweeps

Chris Young, Bryan Noirot and Nick Plude each won a pair of events to lead Charlevoix’s boys track team to a first-place finish at a tri-meet in Kalkaska on Monday.

Young took first in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles (43.51), while Noirot won the long jump (17’8”) and high jump (5’3”), and Plude captured the 1,600 (4:39.19) and the 200 (23.36). The Rayders also won each of the relays, taking the 3,200 in 9:24.4, the 800 in 1:41.8, the 400 in 47.5 and the 1,600 in 3:48.3.

Charlevoix scored 94 points to run away with the meet. Elk Rapids was second with 43 and Kalkaska took third with 32.

Other firsts for Charlevoix were: Russell Sawyer in the pole vault (11’); Alexander Brown in the shot put (44’0.75”); Ben Boss in the 400 (55.87) and Jackson Buday in the 800 (2:09.24).

Taking first from Elk Rapids were Noah Moothart in the 100 (11.68) and Dave Crowe in the 3,200 (12:24).

Zach Cameron had the lone first for the Blazers, winning the discus with a toss of 136 feet.

The Charlevoix girls took first as well, followed by Kalkaska and Elk Rapids.

The Rayders won all four relay events, with firsts in the 3,200 (11:23.6), the 800 (2:00.3), the 400 (56.4) and the 1,600 (4:35). Other winners were Ivy Wells in the pole vault (6’6”), Amber Way in the 1,600 (5:16), Cora Taylor in the 400 (1:09.38), Sydney Whitley in the 300 hurdles (1:03.31), Madelyn Boss in the 800 (2:26.87) and Pauline Sheets in the 3,200 (16:34).

Anna Garwood had two firsts to lead Elk Rapids. Garwood won the 200 (28.81) and the long jump (13’10”). Garbrielle Gualtiere took the 100 hurdles (18.2) for the Elks other win.

Abby Cazel-Burger won two events for the Blazers, with top honors in the shot put (31’8.25”) and the discus (75’1.5”). Alayna Stewart was first for Kalkaska in the high jump (4’6”).


TC Central wins

Saginaw Heritage Invite

TC Central’s girls tennis team won its fifth tournament of the year, the third time without losing a match, when it took the title of Monday’s Saginaw Heritage Invitational.

The highlight of the meet for TC Central may have been Kelly Milliken winning her 100th match in her third match of the day at No. 2 singles. Milliken was unblemished on the day, winning 6-0, 6-0 in her matches against Davison, Heritage and Grand Blanc.

At No. 1 singles, Paige Cooley won 6-2, 6-2 over Grand Blanc, 6-0, 6-2 over Heritage and 6-0, 6-0 over Davison. At No. 3 singles, Christi Druskovich won 7-5, 6-1 over Heritage, 6-1, 6-3 over Grand Blanc and 6-0, 6-0 over Davison. At No. 4 doubles, Taylor Weckstein won 6-1, 6-0 over Grand Blanc, 6-1, 6-3 over Heritage and 6-0, 6-0 over Davison.

At No. 1 doubles, Kitty Mast and Elizabeth Pappas won 6-0, 6-1 over Davison, 6-0, 6-0 over Heritage and 6-0, 6-2 over Grand Blanc. At No. 2 doubles, Leah Potter and Katie Raymond won 6-0, 6-2 over Heritage, 6-0, 6-0 over Grand Blanc and 6-0, 6-0 over Davison. At No. 3 doubles, Devon Dotterrer and Abby Palisin won 6-0, 6-1 over Grand Blanc, 6-0, 6-1 over Heritage and 6-0, 6-0 over Davison. At No. 4 doubles, Amelia Pezzetti and Molly Whiting won 6-0, 6-0 over all three of their opponents.

TC St. Francis 4

Cadillac 4

Traverse City St. Francis won three of the four singles flights to forge a 4-4 dual-meet tie with Cadillac.

Amanda Bandrowski, Natalie Burke and Lauren Hansen won their matches, and Carlee McCardel/Beth Richey took a doubles flight.

Bandrowski won 4-6, 6-2, 10-7, Burke claimed a 6-4, 6-0 victory and Hansen won 7-6, 7-1, 6-0. McCardel/Richey won 6-2, 7-5.

Cadillac’s winners were Morgan Briggs (7-6, 6-2), Katie Bergman/Morgan Kelly (6-1, 6-2), Emily Lepine/Alex Knaisel (6-2, 6-2) and Lauren Munch/Cassie O’Hagen (7-6, 3-6, 10-8).

— Compiled by James Cook and Chris Dobrowolski