From staff reports
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City West will face Bloomfield Hills tonight at 6 o’clock in a Division 1 state soccer semifinal at Midland.
The winner will advance to Saturday’s championship game against the Salem-Ann Arbor Skyline winner.
In Division 4, Bellaire takes on Grand Rapids Covenant Christian at 7 o’clock tonight at Cedar Springs. Lansing Christian and Bloomfield Hills Roeper are in the other bracket. The winners collide for the state championship Saturday.
Northport tops Buckley 3-0
BUCKLEY — Northport swept Buckley 25-23, 25-14, 25-19 in a non-conference volleyball match.
The Wildcats were led by Maeze Alflen (one dig, four kills, three aces), Kaelyn Tarsa (two digs, one assist, one kill), Autumn Huck (four digs, six kills, one ace), Anna Hagstrom (one dig, one kill), Mariah Kalchik (two digs, one assist, five kills), Megan Popp (one dig, 14 assists, one kill, three aces), Sarah Schaub (one dig, one ace) and Ashley Pino (one dig, two kills, three aces).
TC Christian blanks Onekama
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Christian celebrated Senior Night with a 25-5, 25-17, 27-25 win over Onekama.
The Sabres were led by seniors Mikayla Brett (five kills, one block, five aces) and Maddie White (seven kills, three digs, three aces). Abryanna Cannon added seven kills and three blocks.
TC swimmers place seventh
ZEELAND — Traverse City finished seventh in the Zeeland Halloween Invitational.
Saline won the invitational with 653 points. Traverse City — a co-op team between West, Central and St. Francis — had 122.
Olivia Verellen placed 12th in the 200 IM with a personal best 2:25.31 and 11th in the 100 breaststroke with a personal best of 1:15.58.
Natalie Wagner finished 12th in the 100 butterfly with a personal best of 1:09.85 and 13th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:18.24.
Maddy Zimmerman came in 16th in the 50 freestyle with a personal best of 27.72 and 16th in the 100 freestyle with a personal best of 1:01.28.
Bailey MacDermaid placed 16th in the 100 backstroke with a personal best of 1:12.13.
Jami Chung took 16th in diving.
The team’s divers, Chung and Suha Augenstein, qualified for regionals on Nov 19.
Oien wins Incredible Open
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City’s Marcus Oien won the inaugural Incredible Open on Saturday at Incredible Mo’s.
Oien, who was fourth in the qualifying round, beat top-seed Justin Knowles of Kalkaska, 222-210 for the title. Oien led Knowles 132-123 in the seventh frame before finishing with five strikes in a row.
Competitors bowled a five-game qualifying round to determine the top four seeds for the stepladder finals. In the qualifying round, Knowles rolled a score of 1308, averaging 261. He had two 279 games. The second seed was Traverse City’s Troy Noble, who had 1231 in qualifying, averaging 246 with a high game of 279. Third seed was Muskegon’s Mark Narland, who shot 1201, which was a 240 average. Oien came in at 1161, averaging 232 with a tournament high game of 289.
Oien beat Narland in the first round of the stepladder 237-204 then moved on to beat Noble 256-178 on the strength of seven strikes in a row in the middle of the match.
5K run benefits Memorial Park
TRAVERSE CITY — Cherry Wings Realty is sponsoring a 5K Heroes Run on Saturday, Nov. 9, at Timber Ridge.
Proceeds will benefit the Grand Traverse 9/11 Memorial Park. To register, visit 5kherorun.eventbrite.com.
Cherry Wings Realty chooses a local hero organization every year to donate proceeds from its 5K run. All profit is donated to a fire, police, military or EMS agency in the Grand Traverse area that lacks funding for a project or piece of equipment.
Benefit set for Grayling team
GAYLORD — A benefit dinner for the Grayling Golf Recovery Fund will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at Treetops Resort.
The cost is $50 per person, or $350 for a table of eight. In addition to the dinner, there will be a silent and live auction and a tribute to the Grayling golf team that was involved in a tragic accident last spring. All proceeds will go toward benefiting the Recovery Fund to help offset medical expenses and provide scholarships for the team members and families.
For more information call Dianne Tobin at 989-344-3506 or visit www.graylinggolfrecovery.com.