The Harper Creek boys’ tennis team hosted a quad meet on Saturday, and the Beavers came out on top of the four-team event with 31 points.
Jackson placed second with 23 points, Plainwell was third with 16 and Hillsdale fourth with 10.
On the day, four of the Beavers’ five singles flights earned first-place finishes with 2-0 records, and all five of Harper Creek’s doubles flights placed first at 2-0.
Going 2-0 in singles for Harper Creek were No. 1 Tanner Wilcox, No. 3 Tyler Eifler, No. 4 Shawn Berry and No. 7 Christian Shiery. Going 2-0 in doubles were No. 1 Tyler Hagen-Kyle Busniewski, No. 2 Steven Eddy-Corbin Miller, No. 3 Brad Carr-Alex Eifler, No. 4 Korbin Terberg-Ben Leatherman and No. 5 Greg Dangzil-Jesse Echtinaw. Finishing in second at No. 2 singles for the Beavers with a 2-1 mark was Taylor Antes.
Harper Creek Optimist Invitational: In the girls’ Invitational, East Lansing placed first with a team score of 17, followed by Gull Lake in second with 27 points. The event was divided between an upperclassmen and lowerclassmen races.
The Blue Devils’ top five finishers were Mikayla Hostetler (20:06), Lilly Fell (20:44), Hayley Buckhout (21:52), Leah Coonrod (20:59) and Jori Fell (21:28).
Harper Creek placed fifth with 115 points. The Beavers top runners were Meghan Schulz (22:56), Jessica Carlsen (23:04), Meghan Richards (23:06), Ellie Miller (23:31) and Haley Burritt (23:39).
Pennfield placed sixth with 135 points. Audri Bornamann won the upperclassmen race in 19:55. She was followed by teammates Lauren Smith (22:56), Naomi Joseph (23:47), Katie Draper (26:11) and Jill Traxler (26:27).
St. Philip did not score, but had runners in Aubriana Burill (25:53) and Amanda Yocovoni (31:43).
Olivet did not score, but had runners in Alexis Dartt (22:18), Catlyn Hines (23:30), Katelyn Francisco (23:42) and Alexis Tenant (24:29).
In the boys’ invitational, St. Joseph won with nine points, while Gull Lake was second with 28.
The Blue Devils’ top finishers were Sam Butler (17:02), Sam Sly (17:13), Jeremy Simon (17:20), Brian Wiegand (17:55) and Coleman Gibson (18:03).
Harper Creek finished fifth with a 78. The Beavers’ top finishers were Matt Scherer (18:09), Chris Newburn (18:18), Alex Grohalski (19:00), Luke Browne (19:24) and Paul Hicks (19:36).
Battle Creek Central was seventh with 147 points. The Bearcats’ top runners were Scott Krug (19:09), Kelsey Thomas (21:32), Mohamed Albagami (20:36), Andrew Larner (20:48) and Travis Skidmore (21:11).
Olivet was eighth with 170. The Eagles’ top finishers were Joe McInnes (18:58), Jonah Smith (19:15), Braydon Spoelstra (21:18), Nathan Vanslyke (21:32) and Nick Johnson (22:04).
St. Philip was ninth with 191. The Tigers’ top runners were Nicholas Newton (19:13), Rook Lantinga (20:36), Andres Campos (21:00), Ethan Rutherford (21:50) and Daniel Yates (24:05).
Pennfield was 10th with 247. The Panthers’ top runners were Adam Rifenburgh (18:56), Jake Gillett (22:25), Eric Rifenburgh (23:33), Nick Simons (23:39) and Drew Stevens (28:26).
Homer Invitational: Homer took the top spot in the girls race with a score of 21, led by the 1-2 finish of Amanda Reagle (19:56) and Jessica Reagle (20:03). Also scoring for the Trojans were Bailey Manis (fourth, 20:39), Johnica March (fifth, 21:38) and Kayla Kline (10th, 22:43).
The Athens girls’ team placed sixth with a score of 174. Scoring for the Indians were Mackenzie Fuller (41st, 26:19), Allysha Beal (54th, 27:59), Bergdis Siqudardottier (58th, 28:43), Taylor Vaughn (61st, 31:29) and Ambili Loser (63rd, 34:50).
Also in the girls’ race, Bellevue had two runners in Jade Hart (25th, 24:39) and Emily Rice (48th, 27:01); Tekonsha had two runners in Janet Ulleg (50th, 27:07) and Kaitlyn Aldrich (60th, 30:30); and Marshall Academy was represented by Reagan Cool (56th, 28:28).
In the boys’ race, Gabriel Richard won with 46 points; Homer was fifth with a score of 128, and Athens was sixth with 168.
Tekonsha’s Joseph Newcomb was the overall winner in a time of 17:13.
Homer’s scorers were Austin Yeakey (fifth, 18:27), Cody Calhoun (14th, 19:36), Dakota Glassburn (26th, 20:13), Hunter Weeks (51st, 21:59) and Kyle Trout (57th, 22:17).
Athens’ scorers were Mason Mears (23rd, 20:07), Will Fairchild (25th, 20:09), Casey Hardin (45th, 21:34), Jake Iles (49th, 21:57) and Steven Waring (52nd, 22:05).
Bellevue did not score as a team but had four runners in Bradley Sanders (39th, 20:54), Garrett Hall (41st, 21:17), Chase Maxsom (60th, 22:41) and Caleb Robinson (79th, 26:06).
Climax-Scotts Invite: Athens finished runner-up, losing to New Buffalo in the final, 16-25, 23-25.
The Indians beat Kalamazoo Home School 25-12, 25-27, 15-10 in the semifinals. Athens defeated Tekonsha 25-18, 25-9 in the quarterfinals after going 5-1-1 in pool play.
Athens (14-7-3) was led by Chantel Davenport with 48 kills, 10 blocks, 54 digs and 11 aces. Also for Indians, Valerie Rubley had 102 assists, 55 digs, six blocks, 11 kills and eight aces; Teasha Swank had 25 kills, 12 blocks, 37 digs and 17 aces; Ashley Smittendorf had 27 digs; Audrey Oswalt had 38 kills and four blocks; Allison Fuller had 28 digs and five aces; Payton Norton had 13 kills, one block and four digs; Tara Wygant had 20 digs and five aces; Hailee Hurst had three kills, three blocks and one dig; Siana Stanton had four kills, one block, two digs and four aces.
Host Climax-Scotts lost in the semifinals to New Buffalo, 20-25, 25-15, 15-9. The Panthers went 7-1 in pool playbefore downing White Pigeon in the quarterfinals 25-22, 25-23.
On the day for C-S (15-9-3), Destiny Froberg had 16 kills and 12 aces, Taylor Macomber had 42 assists, Fallon Froberg had seven blocks, and Emily Wagar had 13 digs.