MANCELONA — Traverse City St. Francis won its third consecutive Division 4 girls regional track and field championship, outdistancing second-place Onekama.
The Portagers claimed the boys title in a runaway.
St. Francis racked up 126.5 points to Onekama’s 109.5. The rest of the top finishers were Bellaire (108), Manton (85.5) and Grand Traverse Academy (65) in the 15-team field.
Holly Bullough had four first-place finishes for the Glads.
The sophomore took the 1,600 (5:09.94), 400 (1:00.56) and 800 (2:15.65), and was part of the winning 3,200 relay team — along with Blair Dzierwa, Erin McDonnell and Lauren McDonnell — that won in 10:11.83.
Grace Meachum qualified for the state finals in four events. She won the long jump (15’9.5”) and 200 (27.12), was second in the 100 (13.1) and was part of the 400 relay team with Emily Wheitzel and the McDonnells that ran a 4:24.98 to earn a trip to the finals.
Chandler Tarrant won the pole vault, clearing 9’6”.
Other event winners included Manton’s Makenzie Hughes in both the shot put (31’7”) and discus (97’9”), Bellaire’s Olivia Tremonti (high jump, 4’9”), Onekama’s Meredith Hengy (110 hurdles, 16.56), Mesick’s Sierra King in the 100 (12.94) and 300 hurdles (48.13) and Bellaire’s Isabella Tremonti (3,200, 12:04.79).
Bellaire’s 3,200 relay team of Alexa Tremonti, Leighten Koepke, Olivia Tremonti and Isabella Tremonti won in 10:07.24 and the Eagles’ 1,600 quartet of Johanna Westerhof, Sierra Kintigh, MacKenzie Ciganick and Olivia Tremonti took first in 4:23.88. Onekama took the 800 relay with a team of Alyson Fink, Hengy, Grace Hughes and Alycia Peterson in 1:53.37. Mesick won the 400 relay with Angel Green, Maddison Clock, Drew Farrell and King in 52.41.
In the boys regional, Glen Lake’s Trevor Apsey matched Bullough, winning four events.
Apsey won the 100 (11.3) and 200 (23.16) and was part of the Lakers’ 800 relay team along with Nick Butts, Zac Therrien and Carter Lee that won in 1:35.65 and the 400 team with Devin Lyon, Therrien and Lee that posted a first-place 45.9.
Ellsworth’s Winter Romeyn was a double winner, taking both the 1,600 (4:33.78) and 800 (2:06.41).
Forest Area’s Jeremy Richards won the discus with a school-record heave of 147’7”, which qualifies him for the state finals. He also qualified in the 110 hurdles with a first-place time of 15.96 seconds and took third in the 300 hurdles. Paul Korn won the long jump with a leap of 19 feet as will be headed to the finals.
Onekama’s 3,200 relay team of Jordan Anderson, Shane Peterson, Josh Davis and John Girven won in 8:41.40, while the quartet of Michael Belinsky, Reilly Merrill, Paul Hayes and Peterson won the 1,600 relay in 3:38.41.
Other event winners were Buckley’s Luke Somsel (shot put, 47’6”), Brethren’s James Connolly (high jump, 5’7”), Manton’s Austin Fagerman (11’10”), Mesick’s Bill Bardocz (long jump, 19’9.5”), Butts (400, 52.34), Belinsky (300 hurdles, 42.59) and Girven in the ,3200 (10:31.03).
St. Francis’ boys took sixth overall and will send four entrants to the state finals. Patrick Nelson and Patrick Lewis both qualified in the 100, Charlie Donohue in the 800 and Wes Nelson in the 200.
TC Central 1
Auburn Hills Avondale 0
Traverse City Central notched its biggest victory of the year, winning 1-0 over Auburn Hills Avondale (8-5-3) — the No. 10 ranked team in Division 2.
The Trojans’ netted their goal with 15:23 left in the contest on a shot by Kalina Pfannenstiel. Grace Stanton had the assist.
Central (6-11-1) was led defensively by Sierra Fraser, Delaney Gartland, Lyndsey Round, Cara Ferguson and Abby Stanton, as well as goalie Carrie Wynkoop, who made 10 saves.
The Trojans host Birmingham Seaholm today.
TC West 5
Birm. Seaholm 1
Lexi Moyer scored a pair of goals to help Traverse City West top Birmingham Seaholm 5-1.
Kiley Kreple and Erica Whiting both had a goal and an assist, while Runa Hafnor added a goal.
Eva Brunetti, Chloe Slack and Mikayla Ray each drew assists. Maggie Troost made seven saves to post the win as the Titans outshot Seaholm 17-7.
West (13-1-1) hosts Auburn Hills Avondale today at noon.
TC Liberty 1
Boyne City 0
Suzanne Britten scored the game’s only goal as the Traverse City Liberty topped Boyne City 1-0 in Lake Michigan Conference play.
Joelle Ritsema and Brin Forlenza split time in goal for the Liberty (8-4), which travels Monday to East Jordan.
Suttons Bay 2
Benzie Central 1
Danielle’s Merwin connected from 18 yards out with 17 seconds left to lift Suttons Bay to a 2-1 Great Northwest Conference win over Benzie Central.
After the game was scoreless at halftime, Benzie took the lead on Elisabeth Lindseth’s left-footed corner kick that bent into the goal.
Samara Slocombe tied it up midway through the second half on a goal assisted by Rachel Pasche.
Suttons Bay (6-8-3, 3-4-1 GNC) hosts Brethren/Bear Lake on Monday, while Benzie (4-10, 2-6 GNC) hosts Reed City the same night to start a week of three straight home contests.
Glen Lake 6
Stephanie Purifoy and Nikkie Cox combined on a shutout as Glen Lake topped Northport 6-0.
Alex LaCross and Jordan Peplinski scored two goals each, while Annabel Skrocki and Sarah Tondreau each had one.
The Lakers (9-1-1, 8-0-1 Great Northwest Conference) hosts Elk Rapids on Tuesday.
Elk Rapids 0
Gabrielle Sake scored a pair of goals to lead Cadillac to a 3-0 non-conference win over Elk Rapids.
Sake is leading the Big North Conference in scoring with 14 goals and 19 points in nine league contests.
Sophie Johnson scored the Vikings’ other goal.
Paige Granger made 32 saves for the Elks (10-5), who travel Monday to Kalkaska.
TC West JV 2
Leland topped Traverse City West’s junior varsity 5-2.
Libby Munoz scored a hat trick for the Comets — who led 3-1 at halftime — while Delaney Drake and Whitney Schaub each added one.
Shots were even 18-18.
Leland (16-2-2) plays at TC Central’s JV on Monday and at Glen Lake on Thursday.
Claire Bergin and Katrina Basel scored West’s goals, while Basel and Mary-Kate Rose picked up assists.
Grayling 6 4
TC St. Francis 2 1
Grayling handed Traverse City St. Francis its first two losses in the Lake Michigan Conference, beating the Gladiators 6-2 and 4-1.
Jake Swander got the win in the opener, striking out three in four innings. Kevin Harris came in and closed out the game, then pitched the second game. Harris struck out eight and gave up only three hits over eight innings of work.
Michael Branch had three hits, scored two runs and drove in two runs in the first game. In game two he slugged a two-run homer and singled.
Harris had two hits and an RBI in game two. Justice Juntilla drove in two runs for the Vikings (12-3, 9-3 Lake Michigan).
Tyler Waslawski took the loss in the opener and Matt Seybert suffered his first loss of the year in the second game. Both pitched complete games.
Charlevoix 12 6
Elk Rapids 1 1
Austin Putman and KeNen Borths both threw one-hitters as pitching led Charlevoix to a doubleheader sweep over Elk Rapids.
Putman walked three and struck out six in game one, while Borths followed with an eight-strikeout, four-walk performance.
Noah Certa had two doubles among three hits and drove in three runs for the Rayders in game one. Will Telgenhof added three hits and two RBIs. Christian Matye had two hits and scored three runs, while Luke Klinger also chipped in with two hits.
Putman led the Charlevoix offense in game two, collecting two hits and two RBIs.
The Rayders (18-6, 10-2 Lake Michigan) host St. Francis on Tuesday with the league title on the line. Before that matchup Charlevoix travels to the Whittemore-Prescott Invitational today.
Suttons Bay 5
Suttons Bay shut out Buckley in a Northwest Conference make-up game, keeping the Norsemen in a tie atop the league heading into a big matchup with co-leader Glen Lake next week.
Logan Mikesell threw a two-hitter over six innings, striking out 15 and walking only one.
Shamus Megill hit a two-run homer and drove in another run with a sacrifice fly, while Mikesell was 2 for 3 with two runs scored and an RBI.
The Norse (14-4-1, 7-0-1 NWC) travel Tuesday for a doubleheader with Glen Lake.
Roscommon 3 1
Kingsley 0 5
Dylan Zenner scattered eight hits and struck out four in a complete game effort as Kingsley beat Roscommon 5-1 in the second game of a doubleheader. Leading Kingsley on offense were Jacob Baynton with two walks and two runs, Matt Bartz with a hit and an RBI, and Tyler Newell and Derrek Arlt each with a hit, a run scored and an RBI.
In the first game Zenner and Scott McPherson collected hits for the Stags (16-7-1), who face Mesick on Tuesday.
Frankfort 7 4
Manistee 1 1
Kenny Frieswyk and Kole Hollenbeck each threw two-hitters as Frankfort swept Manistee 7-1 and 4-1 in a non-conference doubleheader.
Frieswyk struck out 11 over six innings in the 7-1 opening-game victory.
R.J. Kennis was 3 for 4 at the plate and Hollenbeck added a 2 for 2 game.
Hollenbeck fanned four in his win.
Will Wallace was 3 for 3 with a double and Kennis added two more hits, including a double.
Frankfort (13-8) hosts Traverse City Christian on Monday.
TC St. Francis 3 4
Grayling 2 3
Traverse City St. Francis beat Grayling in a pair of one-run games, including a come-from-behind 4-3 victory in the second game of the doubleheader. The Gladiators took the opener 3-2.
In the nightcap St. Francis trailed 3-2 heading into its last at bat. Gabby Morgan drove in the winning run on a ground out. Megan Knudsen collected two hits and scored twice, and Julia Hardy had a hit and scored a run.
Morgan got the win in relief of Lauren Cvengros. They each fanned two batters.
Morgan also got the win in game one, allowing five hits and striking out five.
Offensively, Hardy was 2 for 3 with a run, Knudsen was 2 for 2 with a run and an RBI, and Morgan went 1 for 3 with an RBI.
Suttons Bay 6 14
Buckley 3 10
Suttons Bay picked up a sweep over Buckley, winning 6-3 and 14-10.
Caylee Pattison had two doubles and three RBIs to lead the Norse (8-9) in the opener. In game two Hannah Steed had a two-run homer, Morgan Jeffries and Jessica Hunt each had two hits and Rachel Anderson had two hits and two RBIs.
Jane Hursey got the win in both games and fanned 20.
Glen Lake 3 6
Kingsley 2 7
Glen Lake and Kingsley split a Northwest Conference doubleheader, each winning a one-run contest.
The Lakers took the opener 3-2 after Jessica Penny tripled in the tying run in the top of the sixth and later came in to score on an error.
Olivia Wiltjer added an RBI for Glen Lake, while Skylar Gleason had two hits.
Penny earned the win, striking out five and giving up just three hits.
Kingsley’s McKenna Musser fanned 11 and gave up four hits, taking the loss.
Musser was the nightcap winner, striking out six in a 7-6 victory as the Stags handed the Lakers their first league setback. Haven Robinson had two hits.
Wiltjer had two hits and drove in two runs for Glen Lake, and Lexi Galla scored two runs.
Glen Lake (14-6, 7-1 NWC) hosts its own invitational — featuring Clare, Pine River and Rogers City — today starting at 10 a.m. Kingsley (9-7-1, 6-2 NWC) hosts Mesick on Tuesday.
Manistee 11 13
Frankfort 1 12
Manistee swept Frankfort in a non-conference matchup, winning 11-1 and 13-12.
Amarra Dine hit a three-run home run and a triple in the nightcap, while Mackenna Kelly had three hits and Courtney Bower tripled among her two hits.
Madison Dine had five hits for the day.
TC Thunder 12
The Traverse City Thunder improved to 10-0 after defeating Petoskey 12-7.
Chris Bennett led the Thunder with five goals and two assists. Chris Chang had two goals and three assists, Yani Beeker chipped in two goals and an assist. The other Thunder goals came from Ted Okerstrom, Brett Spanski and Ellis Begley. Joe Videki led the defense and Mitch Wynkoop made 20 saves in goal.
The Thunder led 6-5 at the half. After Petoskey tied the game early in the period, the Thunder took control of the game for good.
The Thunder face Houghton Lake today at 11:30 a.m. at Thirlby Field.
TC Central JV teams sweep Midland Dow
The Traverse City Central Black and the Central Gold each swept matches from Midland Dow, winning 8-0.
Singles winners for the Black were: Annika Lintvedt 6-3, 6-3; Emma Sheldon 7-5, 6-2; Shaina Kalbfleisch 6-0, 6-4; and Bella Scalise 6-1, 6-2. Doubles winners were: Yana Beeker and Kristin McLintock 8-0; Andrea Longton and Angela Amalfitano 6-0, 6-0; Megan Moomey and Becca Revett 7-5, 7-6; and Maxine Valesano and Molly Smith 6-1, 6-4.
Singles winners for the Gold were: Caitlin Recker 6-2, 6-2; Alex Schweitzer 6-1, 6-0; Leigha Brown 6-2, 6-4; and Sarah Gibson 6-1, 6-0. Doubles winners were: Jane Leahy and Melissa Lance 6-3, 6-1; Taylor Robbins and Carly Hernden 6-1, 6-2; Josie Robbins and Kendra Nietz 6-3, 6-2; and Meredith Allen and Jordan Lamaide 6-2, 6-1.
— Compiled by James Cook and Chris Dobrowolski