The Pennfield boys tennis team dominated visiting Jackson Northwest on Monday, winning the Interstate Eight Conference match by a score of 7-1.
The Panthers’ only loss came at No. 4 singles, where they voided the flight. Pennfield won four of its matches in straight sets – Joe Larsen at No. 1 singles, Calder LaChance at No. 2 singles, Alex LaChane and Landon Saxton at No. 1 doubles and Max Jackson and Kyle Liggett at No. 3 doubles.
Jake Jones won a hard-fought match for the Panthers at No. 3 singles, holding on to win 6-3, 2-6, 10-5. Pennfield also received wins from Lars Bennett and Matt Crespo (No. 2 doubles) and Robert Cato and Shae Shuford (No. 4 doubles).
COLDWATER 7, LUMEN CHRISTI 1: Division 3 10th-ranked Coldwater cruised to this Interstate Eight Conference victory behind wins from Shane O’Grady (No. 2 singles), Austin Butler (No. 3 singles), Porter Skidmore (No. 4 singles), Michell Duda and Christian Line (No. 1 doubles), Noah Waterbury and Sam Morrison (No. 2 doubles), Alex Keplinger and Kyle Krzyanski (No. 3 doubles) and Jake Matevia and Blake Yates (No. 4 doubles).
ALLEGAN INVITE (SAT): Coldwater finished runner-up behind host and Division 3 eighth-ranked Allegan in the six-team tournament. Going 3-0 and winning their flights for the Cardinals were Shane O’Grady (No. 2 singles), Austin Butler (No. 3 singles) and Noah Waterbury and Sam Morrison (No. 2 doubles).
BRONSON 6, NEW BUFFALO 1: Bronson received victories from Brett Sikorski (No. 2 singles), Brandon Hyska (No. 3 singles), Bowen McCollough (No. 4 singles), Brenden Bell and Lucas Disbro (No. 1 doubles) and won via void at No. 2 doubles and No. 3 doubles.
SMAC East JAMBOREE NO. 3: Lakeview placed first with a team score of 199, followed by Gull Lake with 213. The Spartans’ Haley Lesiow was the individual medalist with a 46. Also scoring for Lakeview were McKenna Evans (47), Meredith Carpenter (50), Lauren Helner (56) and Lauren Long (59).
ONSTED INVITE: Coldwater placed third with a team score of 408. The Cardinals were led by Molly Smith, who was runner-up with a 90. Also scoring for Coldwater were Jayla Goodwin and Claire Sheppard (105s) and Hunter Jenkot and Gabriel Boston (108s).
GULL LAKE 2, (AT) COMSTOCK 0: Gull Lake swept the non-conference match by scores of 25-11 and 25-8. Leading the Blue Devils was Kenzy Corstange with nine kills and four digs; Jenna Burkhardt had five kills and three blocks; Taylor Ferguson had 14 digs and Lexie Beeke had 11 assists.
BATTLE CREEK CENTRAL INVITE (SAT): Athens finished runner-up, posting a 9-1 record on the day. Leading the Indians were Josie Lamson with 41 assists, six kills, four aces and 23 digs; Tayler Eutsey with 23 digs, 12 kills and six aces; Lexi Goss with 17 kills, 10 blocks and eight digs; Aubrey Cole with 40 digs and seven aces; and Rachel Nobach with 24 digs, 15 kills and 13 aces.
Maple Valley went 1-5 on the day, led byLizard Hosack with 10 kills; Brooklyn Scott and Rachel Morris with seven kills apiece and Emma Franklin with 10 aces.
GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING
MARSHALL INVITE (SAT.): Marshall won the three-team invitational with 500 points. The Redhawks won eight of 12 events, with the 200 freestyle relay team of Amaya Walker, Julia Mathieu, Erin Culp and Tarah Lang winning the event in a state-qualifying time.
HOLLY FESTIVAL OF RACES (SAT.): Bronson’s bost team tied for second with 149 points in the Division 4 race. Medaling for the Vikings were Colin Ransbottom (21st, 18:41), Blake Bucklin (24th, 18:58), Luis DePaz (29th, 19:12) and Marcus Broom (35th, 19:26).
The Bronson girls team was led by Xochiti Garcia, who placed 14th overall (21:59).
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