TRAVERSE CITY — Maria Rapson scored with 28 seconds left in the first half and that goal stood as Traverse City West beat Petoskey 1-0 in a Big North Conference soccer opener Tuesday.
Petoskey is the defending league champion.
“Big win,” West coach Lauran Pinto said.
Jessica Kalbfleisch drew the assist on Rapson’s tally.
Savanna Wojtanowski was in goal.
West also won the JV game 3-0 on goals by Ellie Taplin, Mary Kate Rose and Stephanie DeVries. Taplin and Emily Jameson picked up assists. Kaylie Camp played most of the game in goal.
TC Liberty 0
Junior forward Katie Kitely scored two goals as Charlevoix defeated the TC Liberty 6-0 in a Lake Michigan Conference contest.
The Rayders, who had 28 shots on goal, led 3-0 at the break. Hannah Herboldsheimer, Kaitlin Hinkey, Elizabeth Way and Kelsey Engstrom also tallied for Charlevoix. Senior Bailee Stevens and sophomore Gloria Greene shared the shutout in goal.
Kingsley 8 8
Mesick 3 3
Amanda Youker pitched a one-hitter in the opener and a three-hitter in the nightcap as Kingsley swept Mesick by identical 8-3 scores in a Northwest Conference doubleheader.
Youker struck out 16 in the two games.
Kaitlyn Totten pounded out a pair of doubles in game one for Kingsley. Destiny Scott had a triple and Totten and Bree Colgrove doubles in the nightcap.
Lake Leelanau SM 7 17
Benzie Central 6 7
Marta Herman had four hits for the night and drove in the opener’s winning run in Lake Leelanau St. Mary’s 7-6 and 17-7 doubleheader sweep of Benzie Central.
Herman’s RBI single capped off four straight hits that brought in the winning runs in the 7-6 opener. Megan Popp was the winning pitcher, and Rachael Thon, Herman and Anna Perkette each had two hits.
The Eagles scored nine run in the nightcap’s fourth inning to break it open. Hannah Weber, Maeve Alflin, Rachael Schaub and Herman had two hits each, while Mary Rexroat picked up the win.
Frankfort 17 12
Buckley 3 2
Frankfort’s Aleah Hunt had almost as many hits as she gave up in a 17-3 and 12-2 doubleheader sweep of Buckley.
Hunt surrendered just three hits in each game, and cranked out two of her own in both. She also struck out nine in 10 innings of work.
Keelan Kelly had four hits for the night, while Anna Hunt had two opening-game hits and four nightcap runs. MacKenna Kelly cracked a double in the second contest.
TC West 7 0
West Ottawa 0 7
Walter Borkovich pitched a one-hitter as Traverse City West blanked West Ottawa 7-0 in the first of two games.
West Ottawa won the nightcap 7-0.
Borkovich helped his own cause by driving in three runs. Trent McDougall led the attack with three hits. Geordan Carter added a double.
Kingsley 1 12
Mesick 3 2
Thane Herbert tossed a no-hitter in Mesick’s 3-1 opening-game win over Kingsley as the two teams split a doubleheader.
Herbert struck out 14 batters to win a pitcher’s duel. Kingsley’s Tyler Newell gave up only four hits and fanned 11.
Kingsley won the second game 12-2 to salvage a split.
Matt Bartz fanned nine in five innings of three-hit ball. Derrek Arlt (two hits, three runs), Scott McPherson (two RBIs, two runs) and Caleb Wetherholt (two RBIs, two walks) paced the offense. Mesick’s Tyler Myers and Herbert each had RBI doubles.
Frankfort 11 16
Buckley 0 0
Frankfort improved for 4-0 with a sweep of Buckley.
Nolan Nye struck out seven in four innings to secure the opening-game 11-0 win, while R.J. Kennis struck out six in four frames of the 16-0 nightcap.
Owen Stratton struck out six and gave up one hit in two innings to close out the opener and added a double and triples, while Kenny Frieswyk, Kennis and Kole Hollenbeck each had two hits and Brennan Flynn blasted a three-run homer in the first inning.
Nye, Flynn, Frieswyk and Kennis had two hits each in the nightcap win.
Alpena JV 4 17
TC Central JV 1 0
The Traverse City Central JV dropped a doubleheader at Alpena, 4-1 and 17-0.
Alex Conz finished with three hits and Eddie Cater two in the two games for the Trojans.
Trojans win 23 of 24 matches
Traverse City Central won 23 out of 24 matches and seven of eight flights to win the Up North Invitational.
The Trojans scored 39 points, followed by Petoskey (27), Cadillac (21), TC West (17), TC Central Black (12) and Alpena (four).
Central swept the singles flights, getting 3-0 days from Paige Cooley, Kelly Milliken, Kristi Druskovich and Taylor Weckstein. Druskovich topped West’s Jill Turnquist in the finals, 6-2, 6-4.
In doubles, Leah Potter/Katie Raymond, Devon Dotterrer/Abby Palisin and Amelia Pezzetti/Molly Whiting each posted 3-0 marks, with Dotterer/Palisin earning the No. 3 flight crown with a 6-2, 6-1 win over TC Central Black’s Kaitlin McLintock/Shannon Weaver.
Cadillac’s Katie Bergmann/Morgan Kelley won No. 1 doubles with a 6-4, 6-4 win over Central’s Kitty Mast/Elizabeth Pappas.
Glads compete against Suttons Bay
St. Francis’ Grace Meachum won the 100 (13.5), Holly Bullough the 400 (62.08) and Lauren Buckel the 800 (2:32.8) in a track meet at Suttons Bay.
No team scores were available.
The Gladiators also claimed the 3200 relay in 10:24 with Erin McDonnell, Maddy Danz, Bullough and Krissi Dressler.
McDonnell was second in the 800 (2:33.1). Meachum finished second in the long jump (15-8.75) with Kaitlyn Hegewald third (15-3.25). Hegewald also took second in the 400 (64.26). Hegewald, Buckel, McDonnell and Danz finished second in the 1600 relay (4:26.5).
On the boys side, St. Francis’ Adam Armour won the 100 (11.18) and took second in the 200 (24.84) and long jump (19-7.75). Armour was also on the victorious 400 relay (47.37) with Dan Connolly, Grayson Lalonde and Dan Gallagher.
Connor Archer captured the high jump (5-8) while Sam Holmes took second in the 3200 (11:01).
TC Thunder 18
Ted Okerstrom netted five goals and Brett Spanski four as the TC Thunder beat Cadillac 18-3 in lacrosse.
Jack Brewer, Logan Krieger and Chris Chang added two goals apiece while Yanni Beeker and Ellis Begley contributed solo goals.