RICHLAND – Class A top-ranked Gull Lake picked up wins over some of the state’s top teams on Tuesday.
The Blue Devils defeated Class D top-ranked St. Philip (25-23, 23-25, 25-21 and 25-19) and Class A honorable mention Grand Rapids Christian (25-13, 25-14, 25-19, 25-19) at their own mini invitational.
The Blue Devils (50-6) were led by Miss Volleyball candidates Leah Perri and Katie Schau on the day. Perri had 42 kills, five aces and 40 digs, while Schau had 76 assists and seven blocks.
St. Philip went 1-1 with the loss to Gull Lake and a win over Rockford (25-16, 25-28, 25-15, 25-23).
The Tigers (61-2-1) were led by Miss Volleyball candidate Amanda McKinzie with 30 kills, 23 digs and four aces. Lenae Lesiow had 64 assists and nine digs; Sierra Hubbard Neil had 36 kills, 27 digs and four aces; Natalie Gallagher had 16 digs; Casey Gallagher had seven kills and seven digs; and Jaclyn Behnke had eight kills and three blocks.
Delton Kellog 3, (at) Pennfield 0: Delton Kellogg won 25-13, 25-17 and 25-21.
Pennfield (21-20) was led by a pair of seniors on Senior Night in Tristen Ehredt and Sydny Smyers. Ehredt had six kills and two blocks, while Smyers had two aces, six digs and 19 assists. Aubree Ritter had three kills, one ace and one block.
Portage Central mini: Lakeview went 1-2 with a win over Forest Hills Central (28-26, 25-19) and losses to Portage Central (17-25, 25-22, 15-10) and Grand Haven (25-23, 25-17).
The Spartans (28-20) were led by Macy McCullough with 20 kills and 15 digs; Casey Looper had 21 kills, five aces and five blocks; Julia Miller had 38 assists; Payton Moore had 20 assists, 11 kills, four blocks and two aces; and Madelyn Drikakis had 17 digs.
(At) Olivet 3, Maple Valley 2: Olivet won 25-16, 17-25, 26-24, 18-25 and 15-8.
The Eagles (10-13-2, 4-5 KVA) were led by Aleena Janousek with 10 aces, eight kills and seven blocks; Trisha Pfoft had 11 digs; Kaylyn Westlake had 26 assists; and Angel Patton had six kills.
Gobles Invitational (Sat.): In the 16-team boys’ race, Quincy placed fifth 145 points; Athens was 12th with 314; and Colon was 14th with 341 points.
Quincy’s scorers were Zach Slack (fifth, 17:18), Logan Kestner (19th, 17:57), Tyler Smith (25th, 18:07), Hunter Winger (42nd, 19:00) and Jared Brown (54th, 19:41).
Athens’ scorers were Will Fairchild (46th, 19:07), Mason Mears (57th, 19:44), Casey Hardin (72nd, 20:21), Steven Waring (80th, 20:45) and Jake Iles (98th, 23:17).
Colon’s scorers were Harley Thompson (33rd, 18:28), Kyle Poortenga (34th, 18:32), Larry Peppers (93rd, 20:24), Jonathan Stewart (82nd, 20:53), and Ben Weaver (99th, 23:29).
In the 17-team girls’ race, Quincy won with 57 points; Colon was ninth with 293; Galesburg-Augusta was 15th with 335 and Athens was 17th with 418.
Quincy’s scorers were Nikole Loomis (fifth, 21:34), Kelse Bean (eighth, 21:52), Stine Andreassen-Rudd (13th, 22:04), Sasha Burnett (21st, 22:20) and Reanna Sloan (33r, 23:32).
Colon’s scorers were Skyler Harvey (sixth, 21:35), Anessa Broker (31st, 23:21) and Brianne Reichert (71st, 26:08).
Galesburg-Augusta’s scorers were Sam Schab (39th, 23:47), Chloe Ostlund (53rd, 24:46), Heather Harvey (26:58), Cassi Savage (82nd, 27:31) and Kasey Little (85th, 28:27).
Athens’ scorers were McKenzie Fuller (73rd, 26:24), Ambiti Losre (81st, 27:23), Bargolis Sigurdardottir (86th, 28:47), Alysha Beal (88th, 29:38) and Taylor Vaughn (90th, 32:25).