Rain scattered 15 girls’ tennis teams across seven sites on Saturday, as champions were crowned in both the Gold and Silver divisions of the Big 16 Tournament.
In the Gold Tournament, Portage Central won the overall conference crown with 53 points, edging second-place Lakeview’s score of 49. St. Joseph was third with 43, Gull Lake fourth with 41, Harper Creek fifth with 31, Sturgis sixth with 27, Mattawan seventh with 25 and Lakeshore eighth with 19.
In the Silver Tournament, Marshall and Portage Northern tied for first with scores of 44. Niles and Coldwater tied for second with 35s, Kalamazoo Central was fifth with 32, Loy Norrix was sixth with 20 and Battle Creek Central was seventh with 11.
Gull Lake’s Sara Remynse was the conference champion at No. 1 singles, while the Blue Devils posted Gold Division winners in Lilly Fell (No. 3 singles) and Rachel Chang (No. 4 singles).
Lakeview posted a conference title at No. 3 doubles in Jordan McCann and Esther Sang. Placing runner-up for the Spartans were Maddy Drikakis and Alisha Horan (No. 1 doubles), Kathleen Wendt and Julia Ryan (No. 2 doubles) and Hannah Aimesbury and Maddie Schimpf (No. 4 doubles).
In the Silver Tournament, Marshall’s Lauren Varvatos was the champion at No. 4 singles. Finishing runner-up for the Redhawks were Maddy Samra (No. 2 singles), Olivia Olmstead and Chandler Veich (No. 2 doubles), Jill DuBois and Brooklyn Tobias (No. 3 doubles) and Mary Townsend and Morgan McCoy (No. 4 doubles).
For Coldwater, Amira Feld won the Silver title at No. 3 singles.
Pennfield Invite: Hanover-Horton won the 15-team tournament with a team score of 302. Scores were determined by each team’s top two medalist as well as best ball and scramble scores.
Harper Creek placed second with a 331, Coldwater was fifth with a 345, Pennfield was sixth with a 347, Maple Valley was eighth with a 356, Olivet was 10th with a 374, St. Philip was 13th with a 402 and Union City was 15th with a 442.
Hanover-Horton’s Johnny Brockie was the overall medalist with a 76. Teammates Brock Spink and Freddy Vann won the best ball competition with a 74, while Kyle Spink and Kyle Clark had the best scramble score of 71.
Harper Creek’s medalists were Nate Brownlee (87) and Gunnar Bjornson (85); its best ball tandem of Alex Prichard and Luke Browne shot a 82 and its scramble team of Jake Andrews and Ty Bassler had a 77.
Coldwater’s medalists were Nolan Duda (86) and Kegan Dwyer (98); its best ball tandem of Stephan Boston and Dreke Lutterbeck shot an 85 and its scramble team of Nick Waterbury and Scout Case shot a 76.
Pennfield’s medalists were Trevor Cameron (87) and Bryce Sydnam (95); its best ball team of Garrett Day and Darin Blocker had an 81 and its scramble team of Tyler Kibb and Christian Hoban had an 84.
Maple Valley’s medalists were Rage Sheldon (90) and Ryan Mudge (93); its best ball team of Jordan Denton and Nate VanStee shot a 89 and its scramble team of Hunter Hilton and Nick Iszler had an 84.
Olivet’s medalists were Keegan Carpenter (80, overall runner-up) and Ben Koeske (102); its best ball team of Justin Kepsel and Kayla Harris had a 92 and its scramble team of Ryan Nail and Joe Polhamus had a 100.
St. Philip’s medalists were Zac Gano (98) and Tyler Lahusky (104); its best ball tandem of Trenton Bartsch and Brent Finnila had a 107 and its scramble team of Fred Hallacy and Nate Davis had a 93.
Union City’s medalists were David Katz (115) and Matt Vaccaro (104); its best ball team of Brandon Miller and Zack Faria had a 122 and its scramble team of Jacob Maurer and Andrew Lynd shot a 101.
KVA Tri-meet (Fri.): Delton Kellogg beat out Kalamazoo Christian and Constantine in this tri-meet with a team score of 162 on the front nine at Mullenhurst GC. The Panthers’ Sarah Shipley led her team with a 38. Also for Delton Kellogg, Zack Simon came in with a 40 and Alex Lepird and Conner Worm shot 42s.
Maple Valley Invite: At the Ken Beardslee-titled event, host Maple Valley defeated Bronson 8-2 in the title game after opening with an 11-1 victory over Bellevue. In the championship game for the Lions (13-5), Austin Gonser pitched five innings for the mound triumph, allowing five hits with four strikeouts. Garrett Miller (run/RBI), Tyler Hickey (two doubles/two runs) and Tommy Mudge (run) all had two hits; and Gonser had a single, two runs, an RBI and two stolen bases. In the first game vs. Bellevue, Mudge was the winning pitcher, allowing only one hit in five innings with eight strikeouts; and Gonser had two hits, a run, an RBI and a stolen base.
Centreville Invite: Athens was runner-up, defeating host Centreville 11-1 before losing to Division 3 fourth-ranked Kalamazoo Hackett in the finals, 14-3. Athens’ Hayden Bowersox got the five-inning win over Centreville with two strikeouts. At the plate for the Indians, Devan Kinney had three hits; Austin Cole had two hits and two RBIs; Hunter Bolton had two hits and two RBIs; Austin Monk had four hits; Preston Stemaly had two hits and three RBIs; Devon Martinez had three hits and Bowersox doubled. In the championship for Athens (3-13), Cole had two hits and Bolton two doubles and three RBIs.
(At) St. Philip 17-26, Burr Oak 2-6 (Fri.): In Game 1, St. Philip’s Jack Luoma got the win on the mound with seven strikeouts. Jon Niland, Blake Groat and Brendan Gausselin each had two hits in the Tigers’ win. In Game 2, Matt Parks got the win on the mound and also had two hits. Nick Hurst had two hits and scored four runs for St. Philip.
St. Joseph Invite: Bronson went 2-1 in the invite, defeating host St. Joseph 8-0 and Coloma 8-6 with a loss to Stevensville Lakeshore, 8-0. On the day for the Vikings (22-2), Lindsey Sikorski had a pair of wins and seven strikeouts; Liz Baker had three hits including a double and two home runs; Lauren Cary had six hits with three doubles; and Kinslea Blouin had three hits with two doubles.
North Adams-Jerome 13-15 (at) Climax-Scotts 5-11 (Fri.): In the Game 1 setback, Stephanie Ashley had two hits, and Stephanie Cochran, Anna Lodes and Sydney Macomber had a hit and an RBI. In Game 2, Janae Langs had three hits with two triples and three RBIs, Destiny Froberg had four hits with two triples, a double and three RBIs, and Macomber had four hits and two RBIs in the loss for the Panthers (10-4, 9-3 SCAA).
Jackson Invite: Division 3 fifth-ranked Marshall tied Jackson Northwest in a game where both teams were shut out, 0-0. The Redhawks then tied Jackson, 1-1. Against Jackson, Marshall’s Layla Harkey scored on an assist from Nina Hendler, while Kelsey Postema made four saves in goal for the Redhawks (13-1-2).
Lakeview 6, (at) Vicksburg 0 (Fri.): Mackenzie Wilcox excelleds with four goals and two assists in the Spartans’ win. Also for Lakeview, Margarita Carrillo and Bre Greene scored and Julia Miller, Carrillo, Rachel Prell and Ashley Andrews had an assist. Maddy Olsen made 11 saves in goal.
Pennfield 11, (at) Portage Northern 10 (Fri.): The Panthers squeaked out this win behind three goals apiece from Ethan Everett and Taylor Schott. Also for Pennfield, Bryce Bohrmann scored two goals and Chris Acton, Carter Needham and Nick Schwarz scored one goal each. The Panthers finished third in the Southwest Michigan Lacrosse Conference this season.
Mendon Invite: Lawton won the nine-team event with a score of 130. Olivet was second with 121, Bronson was fourth with 89, Union City was sixth with 61, Colon was seventh with 43 and St. Philip was ninth with 19.
Olivet received first-place finishes from Quintan Harris in the shot put (46-1.25) and discus (157-0), Ben Turner in the pole vault (11-0.1), Nick Coolidge in the long jump (20-0) and Nate Paton in the high jump (5-9.20). The Eagles’ 400 relay team of Turner, Travis Campbell, Blake Anderson and Chase Martin placed second (46.46), while Paton was also second in the 300 hurdles (43.14). Paton added a third-place finish in the 110 hurdles (15.96), as did Don Kyre in discus (120-10).
Bronson’s Hunter Machus placed first in the 1,600 run (4:51.60) and the 3,200 run (10:45.76). The Vikings’ Matt Crosby was second in the 3,200 run (11:04.17) and was third in the 1,600 run (5:03.24); Bernie Martinez was second in the shot put (44-0); Jordan Alger was third in the high jump (5-9); Tim Erwin was third in the pole vault (10-6); and the Vikings’ 3,200 relay team of Brandon Losinski, Joseph Albarran, Crosby and Machus finished third (9:06.31).
Union City’s Jesse Anderson was first in the 300 hurdles (42.04). Placing second for the Chargers were Evan Cross in discus (133-4), Skyler Flanders in the 1,600 run (4:52.63) and the 3,200 relay team of Flanders, Seth Gibson, John Kinney and Alex Platschorra (8:52.98).
Colon’s Chase Morris won the 200 dash (23.48) and was third in the 100 dash (11.53). Also placing third for the Magi was Harley Thompson in the 800 run (2:09.98).
St. Philip’s David Downey placed second in the long jump (19-4).
Constantine Invite: Niles Brandywine was first in the 10-team event with a 140, while Quincy was fifth with a 56. Placing first for Quincy was Zack Slack (800 run, 2:06.54). Placing second for the Orioles were Levi Drumm (discus, 151-4); Logan Lindsley (long jump, 19-7); Riley Horn (3,200 run, 10:20.8) and the 3,200 relay team of Horn, Aaron Cutler, Tyler Smith and Slack (8:56.58).
Heights Invite (Fri.): Homer finished fourth in the Small School division with 73 points, and Tekonsha tied for eighth with 18. First was Jackson Lumen Christi with 179 points. Homer’s top finishes by event: Shot put: 3-Trenton Conley 45-2. High jump: 3-Hunter Weeks 5-10. Pole vault: 2-Gavin Towery 13-0. Long jump: 5-Justin Hurtado 17-3.75. 100: 7-Jutin Hurtado 12.46. 200: 2-Shawn Hoaglin 24.72. 400: 8-Cody Calhoun 1:00.09. 800: 7-Dylan Hamilton 2:12.49. 3200: 6-Austin Yeakey 11:26.08. 110 hurdles: 7-Devon Zachow 20.36. 300 hurdles: 3-Dakota Glassburn 48.9. 400 relay: 3-Shawn Hoaglin, Justin Hurtado, Bryant Miller, Devon Zachow 47.97. 800 relay: 4-Shawn Hoaglin, Justin Hurtado, Bryant Miller, Dakota Sprague 1:39.28. 1600 relay: 5-Cody Calhoun, Hayden Willis, Dylan Hamilton, Dakota Glassburn 4:03.3.
Mendon Invite: Olivet won the nine-team event with a 129. Bronson was third with 101, Colon was fourth with 91, Union City was eighth with 27 and St. Philip was ninth with 20.
Olivet received first-place finishes from the 3,200 relay team of Caity Hines, Ellery Walkerm Katie Fransisco and Alex Dartt (11:10.88). Dartt also won titles in the 3,200 run (13:26.92), the 1,600 run (6:02.30) and the 800 run (2:43.34); Hines was second in the 1,600 run (6:11.95) and the 3,200 run (13:37.07); Hayley Walkowski was second in the long jump (15-10) and third in the 200 dash (27.75); Walker was third in the 800 run (2:47.89); and the 1,600 relay team of Kelsie Wireman, Walkowski, Whitney McGill and Keleey Walkowski finished second (4:29.18).
Bronson’s Samantha Reed was first in discus (99-0) and second in shot put (33-6); Mariah Roberts was first in the 100 dash (12.75) and third in the 300 hurdles (53.87); the 400 relay team of Maryselva Albarran, Deziree Albger, Amberly Bercaw and Roberts placed first (53.77); the 800 relay team of Alger, Bercaw, Alexa Sturgis and Roberts were second (1:54.78); and Cristal Luviano was third in the pole vault (8-3).
Colon’s Tallison Wilson was first in the pole vault (8-9) and second in the high jump (5-3); Shaunta Adams was second int he 200 dash (27.71); Taya Bower was third in the shot put (32-4) and Skyler Harvey (13:40.20)
Union City’s Kaitlyn Mitchell placed first in the shot put (34-0.25) and third in the discus (95-8).
St. Philip’s Maria Dechant was first in the 400 dash (1:04.55).
Constantine Invite: Quincy won the 10-team event with a 149.
Placing first for the Orioles were Breeanna Spalding (high jump, 4-6; pole vault, 8-0; 300 hurdles, 55.15); Stine Andreassen-Rud (1,600, 6:07.77); the 800 relay team (1:57.54) and the 400 relay team (54.77). Quincy’s second-place finishers were Spalding (100 hurdles, 18.50); Kayti Hawkins (discus, 100-11); Andrea Ferrin (100 dash, 13.60; 200 dash, 28.82) and Alyssa Bracy (3,200 run, 13:15.67).