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Roundup: Bearcat swim and dive team continues hot start

High school girls swimming.

High school girls swimming.

For the second weekend in a row Battle Creek Central Girls Swimming and Diving has left an invitational victorious.

Saturday the Bearcats won their own Bearcat Invitational with a score of 272, and are out their best start in over 10 years. “The women’s swim team continues to roll.” said coach Rob Brownell

Battle Creek Central took first in four of the events, and took second or third in four more events.

The Bearcat winners were Morgan Mowry in the 200 yard freestyle, Audra Bloch in the 100 yard fly. The 200 yard freestyle relay of Allysen Smith, Audra Bloch, AnnaMaria Herrman, and Morgan Mowry and the 400 yard freestyle relay team of Morgan Mowry, Emily Meyer, Laetitia Lom, and Allysen Smith.

Battle Creek Central swims next at Portage Northern on Sept. 27.

VOLLEYBALL

PORTAGE NORTHERN INVITATIONAL: Lakeview won the silver bracket, defeating Flushing 25-19 and 26-24.

The Spartans were led by Karlie Kucharczyk who had 57 kills, 56 digs, and eight blocks on the day. Sidney Schiller had nine aces, 42 digs, and 15 blocks.

Lakeview is now 15-6 on the year and plays next away at Battle Creek Central on Sept. 21.

PORTAGE CENTRAL INVITATIONAL: Gull Lake went 2-3 on the day, after dropping its first two matches. The Blue Devils two wins came against Canton 25-20, 19-25, 15-11, and Plainwell 25-14, 25-22.

Gull Lake was led by Kenzy Corstange with 35 kills and 50 digs. Taylor Ferguson had eight aces and 64 digs.

CHARLOTTE INVITATIONAL: Olivet placed second at the tournament led by Taylor Sinclair with 65 digs and 31 kills on the day. Bailey Hoffman also added 22 kills and 44 digs for the Eagles.

Olivet is now 5-8-2 overall and 2-1 in conference.

CALHOUN CHRISTIAN 3, (AT) MARSHALL ACADEMY 0 (FRI.): Calhoun Christian swept Marshall Academy 25-13, 25-9, and 25-14. For the Cougars, Kirby Frodge had 16 kills, 10 digs and 12 assists. Lindsey Barry had 10 kills, 11 aces, and eight digs. Calhoun Christian is now 9-3 on the season.

UNION CITY 3, (AT) BELLEVUE 1 (THURS.): Union City improved its record to 9-2-2 after defeating Bellevue 25-15, 17-25, 25-14, and 25-13. For the Chargers Cassie Thorpe had 25 assists and seven digs, and Haley McIntosh added nine kills. Also for Union City Rachel Wing had eight kills and six aces.

CROSS COUNTRY 

MENDON INVITATIONAL: Homer participated in the event for which no team scores were calculated. Trojans boys top runners were Trevor Reagle (sixth 17:40.1), Adam Ritchie (41st 20:19.2), Keegan Patrick (49th 20:29.7), Landon Webb (51st 20:37.8), and Tyler Landis (60th 21:05.7).

The girls were led by Abby Himebaugh (18th 22:52.3), Anna Willis (24th 23:43.4), Kayla Bryant (36th 24:46.6), Tore Dowling (47th 25:50.3), and Makenzie VanMeter (58th 26:32.6).

BOYS SOCCER

COLDWATER 4, (AT) STURGIS 0: The Coldwater soccer team recorded its fourth consecutive shutout, and seventh on the year for goalkeeper Balal Nasser.

Nasser made 10 saves for the Cardinals, and were led offensively by Mana Ahmed who had a hat trick.

Coldwater is out to its best start in school history as they improve to 9-1-1. The Cardinals return to action Sept. 19 at Parma Western.

FOOTBALL

LAKE ODESSA LAKEWOOD 51, (AT) MAPLE VALLEY 22 (FRI.): Maple Valley lost to Lake Odessa Lakewood 51-22 in a game that was dominated by the run.

The Lions had two rushers go over the century mark. Frankie Ulrich who had 125 yards on 25 carries and two touchdowns, and Jace Heinze with 20 attempts for 123 yards.

Defensively Maple Valley was led by Bryce Bignall with eight tackles.

The Lions are now 0-4 and travel to Olivet Sept. 23.

Thomas Miller can be reached at tmiller@battlecreekenquirer.com or 269-966-0652. Follow him on Twitter:@millertime_35

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