The Bellevue football team fell short in its bid to remain unbeaten in Southern Central Athletic Association play, losing 15-12 at Adrian Lenawee Christian on Saturday.
The Broncos (2-2, 1-1 SCAA) scored what appeared to be a game-winning touchdown with three seconds remaining, but the play was called back due to a penalty. Bellevue was led by Tyler Lane with 153 rushing yards on 21 carries, including a 22-yard score. He also threw a 34-yard touchdown pass to Ethan Bloch, who finished with three catches for 53 yards. Defensively, Lane had an interception, Cole Madry had 11 tackles including three sacks and Darren Sommers had nine stops.
(At) Portland St. Patrick 48, Tekonsha 6: In an 8-man football non-conference battle, Tekonsha’s Riley Lloyd was 5-for-11 passing for 97 yards. Also for the Indians (0-4), Everett Lewis had two receptions for 60 yards, Isaac Mead had four grabs for 77 yards, Jeremy Scherer had eight carries for 31 yards and a touchdown and Justin Evans had 10 carries for 35 yards. Scherer led the defense with 21 tackles, while Mead made eight stops, Dwight Devenney had six tackles and Travis Hurley recovered a fumble.
Portage Northern Invite: Class D top-ranked St. Philip went 5-1-1 in the tournament, losing to Class B second-ranked Wayland in the gold finals (25-17, 25-16). The Tigers (23-3-1) advanced to the finals with wins over Flushing (28-26, 25-20) and Niles (25-15, 25-8). In pool play, St. Philip defeated Schoolcraft, Harper Creek, Grandville and split with Paw Paw. The Tigers were led by Miss Volleyball Award candidate Sierra Hubbard Neil with 55 kills, six blocks and 35 digs; Emily Schaub had 108 assists and 11 kills; Rachel Gallagher had 18 digs; Megan Parker had 24 digs, eight assists and seven kills; Abby McKinzie had 20 digs, 14 kills and five aces and Emily Freybler had 29 kills, 16 digs and four blocks.
Lakeview finished 2-3 on the day, defeating Edwardsburg (28-30, 25-20) and Vicksburg (25-19, 25-20) and losses to Otsego (25-15, 25-23), Traverse City (25-14, 25-21) and Sturgis (25-20, 25-23). The Spartans (16-13) were led by Casey Looper with 34 kills, 34 digs and 10 blocks; Hailey Olsen had 27 kills; Julie Haring had 17 kills and eight blocks; Julia Miller had 86 assists; Jessica Martinovich had 18 digs and five aces; Madelyn Drikakis had 17 digs and Mei Kimoto had five aces.
Class C fifth-ranked Bronson went 2-3 on the day, losing to Flushing in the gold quarterfinals 25-23, 26-24. In pool play, the Vikings defeated Portage Northern and Paw Paw and lost to Harper Creek and Wayland. Bronson was led by Skyler Sobeski with 24 kills, 31 digs and five aces; Alexa Ratkowski had 70 assists, 17 digs and 11 aces; Mallorie Bassage had 17 kills; Jill Pyles had 14 kills; Grace Pyles had 22 digs and Kassidy Bystry had 50 digs.
Harper Creek went 2-2-1 at the invite, losing to Otsego in the silver quarterfinals, 25-19, 25-19. In pool play, the Beavers defeated Bronson and Portage Northern, split with Schoolcraft and lost to St. Philip. Harper Creek was led on the day by Olivia Leson with 31 kills and 43 digs; Lauren Gimes had 25 kills, 30 digs and eight aces; Charley Andrews had 24 kills; Edrie Ganey had 52 assists and nine digs; Katie Wade had 39 assists, 13 digs and six aces; and Kendall Latshaw had 67 digs and seven aces.
Delton Kellogg finished 0-4 in the tournament, losing to Macomb Dakota (25-13, 25-8), Plainwell (23-25, 26-24, 15-12), South Lyon (25-15, 25-16) and Walled Lake Northern (25-17, 25-13). The Panthers (8-15-1) were led on the day by Faith Ferris with 28 kills and six blocks; Hannah Walker had 26 assists; Elizabeth Parker had 15 digs and eight aces and Kristen Mohn had 26 assists.
B.C. Central Invite: Marshall captured the gold championship with a 26-24, 19-25, 15-5 victory over Athens in the final. The Redhawks defeated Kalamazoo Hackett (25-22, 29-27) in the semifinals and Loy Norrix (25-16, 25-14) in the quarterfinals.
Marshall went 3-0 in pool play with wins over Maple Valley, Jackson and Hastings. The Redhawks (17-5-1) were led by Logan Kiessling with 48 kills and 46 digs; Grace Crawford with 41 kills, 51 digs and nine aces and Brooke Mason with 73 assists and 33 digs.
Class D eighth-ranked Athens advanced to the finals with a semifinal win over Jackson Lumen Christi (25-20, 25-23). The Indians went 3-0 in pool play with victories over Lumen Christi, Loy Norrix and Benton Harbor. The Indians (14-5-3), were led by Jenny Smittendorf with 67 assists, nine aces and 25 digs; Teasha Swank had 25 kills, 41 digs, eight aces and five blocks; Audrey Oswalt had 31 kills, nine digs and two blocks, Ashley Smittendorf had 50 digs; Allison Fuller had 46 digs, eight kills; Siana Stanton had 12 kills, 16 digs, four aces and eight blocks; Hailee Hurst had 12 kills, 14 digs, 13 aces and two blocks and Kelcie Weeks had 36 digs.
In the silver final, Jackson defeated Maple Valley (25-19, 23-25, 15-7). The Lions advanced with a semifinal victory over the host Bearcats (19-25, 25-16, 15-11). Maple Valley went 0-3 in pool play while BCC went 0-2.
Jackson Invite: In the girls’ race, Pennfield’s Audrianna Bornamann posted a winning time of 19-minutes, 02.8-seconds. East Grand Rapids won the 17-team event with 73 points. Harper Creek was 11th with 241 points, Pennfield was 14th with 367 points and Coldwater finished 17th with 242 points.
Harper Creek’s top runners were Reagan Dishaw (15th, 20:36.50), Allegra Baird (20th, 20:56.50; Jessica Carlsen (66th, 23:00.60), Meghan Schulz (68th, 23:02.90) and Maria Schneider (23:08.10).
Pennfield’s top finishers were Bornamann, Hailey Johnson (75th, 23:15.70), Naomi Joseph (82nd, 23:40.60), Ainsley Haaksma (100th, 25:12.30) and Katie Draper (109th, 27:15.70).
Coldwater was led by Natalee Dally (57th, 22:42.40), Josilyn Quimby (90th, 24:05.80), Andrea Sowles (24:32.0), Kelly Haskins (96th, 24:46.40) and Maggie Morrison (25:44.40).
In the 17-team boys’ race, St. Clair won with 50 points. Coldwater finished ninth with 251 points, Harper Creek was 13th with 333 points, and Pennfield did not post a team score.
Coldwater’s scorers were Spencer Leist (36th, 17:40.40), Adam Clemens (45th, 17:54.20), Josh Evers (51st, 18:00.90), Zack Murphy (55th, 18:11.90) and Josh Norton (64th, 18:28).
Harper Creek was led by Chris Newburn (29th, 17:30.60), Logan Mays (30th, 17:32.00), Brad Thomas (81st, 19:03.70), David Hicks (96th, 19:51.50) and Chandler Scott (97th, 19:52.00).
Pennfield’s top finishers were Adam Rifenburgh (42nd, 17:43.5) and Jean-Luc Lachance (130th, 20:33.9).
Pittsford Invite: The event featured four races divided by classes.
The Athens girls placed 11th in the freshman race behind Skyler Golyar (11th, 24:48), Alicia Holm (33rd, 28:44) and Miranda Brubaker (34th, 34:13); eighth in the sophomore race behind Shylanne McMaster (21st, 27:10) and Sara Parks (22nd, 33:56); 18th in the junior race behind Sydney Parish (33:56) and 13th in the senior race behind McKenzie Fuller (30th, 27:23), Allysha Beal (32nd, 27:40) and Taylor Vaughn (59th, 31:00).
In the boys’ competition, Athens placed fifth in the sophomore race behind Mason Mears (seventh, 19:27), Casey Hardin (19th, 20:46), Steven Waring (23rd, 21:40), Ben Reed (33rd, 23:30) and Marc Schachtsiek (45th, 25:51). The Indians finished 20th in the senior race behind Kevin Schuetz (48th, 24:32).
GIRLS’ SWIMMING & DIVING
Bearcat Invitational: Host Battle Creek Central won the five-team event, an ‘ABC divisional meet’ where each team’s A, B, and C swimmers competed against each other.
BCC won with a team score of 188. Loy Norrix was second with 150, Ionia was third with 99, Lansing Everett fourth with 93 and Lansing Catholic was fifth with 37.
The Bearcats posted ‘A’ victories in the 200 freestyle (Faith Guzzo, 2:17.8), the 200 IM (Max Perrin, 2:30.96), the 50 freestyle (Olyvea Davis, 27.16), 100 butterfly (Perrin, 1:08.44), 200 freestyle relay (Davis, Caitlyn Cubberly, Ally Smith, Perrin, 1:51.77), 100 breasstroke (Allyson Cubberly, 1:21.45) and 400 freestyle (Davis, Guzzo, Perrin, Allen, 4:06.37). Jordan Roberson finished second in diving (150.35).
BCC won ‘B’ races in the 50 freestyle (Allie Steele, 30.09), 100 butterfly (Steele, 1:30.95), 500 freestyle (Michelle Peet, 7:03.32) and the 400 freestyle relay (Caitlyn Cubberly, Ashley Sparks, Emily Meyer and Allyson Cubberly, 4:39.23).
The Bearcats won ‘C’ races in the 50 freestyle (Rachel Sidnam, 35.71) and the 200 freestyle relay (Claire Wixson, Lexi Favorite, Cora Crisher and Sparks, 2:36.19).
Allegan Invite: Coldwater won the eight-team tournament with a score of 20. The Cardinals received flight titles from Derek Sammons (No. 1 singles), Nate Waterbury (No. 2 singles), Dylan Linklater (No. 3 singles), Kumaran Arivoli (No. 4 singles) and Austin Hodson and Kameron Miller (No. 4 doubles).