The host Harper Creek volleyball team and visiting Gull Lake played a hard-fought, highly-competitve SMAC East match on Wednesday with the Blue Devils prevailing 25-21, 27-25, 23-25, 23-25, 15-10.
The Beavers are now 14-12-4 overall on the campaign and 1-2 in the SMAC East.
Statistically for Harper Creek, Olivia Leson had eight kills, 31 digs and three aces; Lauren Grimes had 11 kills and 24 digs; Charley Andrews notched 16 kills and Kim Kusler had 12; Kendall Latshaw had 37 digs; and Edrie Ganey and Katie Wade had 22 assists each.
(At) Sturgis 3, Lakeview 1: The visiting Spartans are now 16-14 overall and 2-1 in the SMAC East following the 13-25, 17-25, 26-14, 19-25 setback. For Lakeview, Casey Looper had 14 kills, nine digs, two blocks and three aces; Julie Haring had eight kills and two blocks; Maddie Olsen had six kills and eight digs; Mei Kimoto had eight digs; Hailey Olson had four aces; and Julia Miller had 27 assists.
Pennfield 3, (at) K-Hackett 1: Pennfield came out on top 25-21, 25-23, 20-25, 25-15. Leading the way were Hannah Day with seven aces, Kaylee Jackson with 23 assists, Alexa Stephenson with 12 kills — and Amanda Griffin and Molly Boles with 10 digs apiece.
Loy Norrix 3, (at) B.C. Central 1: The visiting Knights won 25-18, 25-20, 25-13. For Battle Creek Central, Madeline Stagner had four kills and three blocks, Makyla Robinson had four kills, Cykarah Pierce had three kills and a block, and Madisonn Jackson had two kills, three blocks and 20 digs.
Mendon 3, (at) Bronson 1: The visiting Hornets defeated the host Vikings in a matchup of two state-ranked teams 25-17, 25-22, 20-25, 25-21. Going into the battle, Bronson was ranked No. 4 in Class C, and Mendon was ranked No. 5. For the Vikings, Mallorie Bassage had nine kills, two digs and a block; Skyler Sobeski had 12 kills, an ace, six digs and two blocks; Jill Pyles had five kills, an ace and five blocks; Alexa Ratkowski had three kills, 30 assists, two aces, two digs and two blocks; Haley Russell had three kills and two blocks; and Lindsey Sikorski had two aces and three digs.
Delton Kellogg 3, (at) Maple Valley 1: The visiting Panthers improved to 9-15-1 overall and 3-1 in the KVA with the 18-25, 25-17, 25-9, 25-20 triumph. For Delton Kellogg, Faith Ferris had 15 kills and seven blocks, Hannah Walker had 15 assists, Kaysie Hook had eight kills and 10 digs, Elizabeth Parker had 16 digs, and Kristen Mohn had nine kills, six aces and 16 assists.
(At) Parchment 3, Olivet 0: Host Parchment won the KVA contest 25-20, 28-26, 25-19. For Olivet (3-9-1, 0-4), Aleena Janousek had 10 kills, two blocks and three assists; Loren Westlake had 15 digs; and Taylor Holmes had 13 assists.
Concord 3, (at) Union City 0 (Tue.): The host Chargers lost 18-25, 14-25, 21-25 and are now 12-8-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big Eight. For Union City, Haley Harty had 15 digs, three kills, a block and an ace; Haley McIntosh had 14 digs and 10 kills; Marissa Mead had 41 digs and one kill; Riley Smith had 13 digs; Bailee White had six digs and 12 assists; and Rachel Wing had a dig, three kills, four blocks and an ace.
Pennfield 4, (at) Parchment 1: Jamie Collige had three goals and Caleb Pizzaro had a goal and an assist to help Pennfield improve to 5-5-1 overall and 5-2 in the KVA. Trevor Cameron and Jake Bell also had assists for the Panthers, and keeper Nick Brown made eight saves.
Delton Kellogg 7, (at) K-Christian 3: Lucas Hansen scored four goals and added an assist as the visiting Panthers improved to 7-4 overall and 6-1 in the KVA. Keith Malachowski added two goals for Delton Kellogg, Cole Mabie had a goal and an assist, Landon Grizzle had three assists, and Jeff Minehart made six saves in the nets.
Charlotte 3, Marshall 1: Dillon Debrabander scored the Redhawks’ goal in their non-league loss.
Olivet 3, (at) Maple Valley 0: Cane Stotts scored a pair of goals and Joe MacInnes also tallied to help the Eagles gain the KVA shutout. Olivet (2-8 overall) also received an assist from Christian Fuentes, and backstopping the blanking was goalkeeper Tyler McAdam with six saves.
GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY
SCAA Jamboree at Pittsford: St. Philip finished third out of eight teams, with Ava Strenge being the Tigers’ top runner in 19:56 (second overall). Following for St. Philip were Riley Rutherford (21:55/6th overall), Megan Casterline (26:16), Olivia Ritsema (26:26) and Abriana Burrill (28:09).
BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY
SCAA Jamboree at Pittsford: St. Philip was third out of 11 teams, led by Nicholas Newton’s 10th-place effort in 19:22. Following for the Tigers were Jack Greenman (19:52), Rook Lantinga (20:22), Nick Hurst (22:32) and Jordan Snyder (22:53).
Harper Creek 5, Niles 3: SMAC Crossover. Singles No. 1: Wilcox (HC) d. Geiger 6-2, 6-3. No. 2: Antes (HC) d. Lundburg 6-2, 6-0. No. 3: Hagen (HC) d. Weigel 6-1, 6-3. No. 4: Berry (HC) d. Queisi 6-3, 6-1. Doubles No. 1: Miller-Miller (N) d. Carr-Echtinaw 6-0, 6-1. No. 2: Borkowski-Brown (N) d. Yeck-Leatherman 6-1, 6-1. No. 3: Lee-Ruelle (N) d. Hernandez-Taylor 6-1, 6-0. No. 4: Davis-Glidden (HC) d. Ganus-Dye 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-2.
Pennfield 4, (at) Bronson 4 (Tue.): Singles No. 1: Evan Thomas (P) d. Sawyer Maddox 6-0, 6-0. No. 2: Dryden Lachance (P) d. Demion Smith 6-1, 6-1. No. 3: Logan Mirmozaffari (P) d. Justin O’Neil 6-0, 6-0. No. 4: Spencer Hunt (P) d. Matthew Railey 6-0, 6-1. Doubles No. 1: Ryan O’Rourke-Tyler Withington (B) d. Junior VanValkenburg 6-0, 6-1. No. 2: Riley Hansman-Fabio Belentani (B) d. Ben Stephens-Alex Lachance 7-5, 6-4. No. 3: Nathan Stamen-Caleb Alborran (B) d. Lars Bennett-Cam Crespo 6-4, 2-6, 6-4. No. 4: Cogan Kenny-Wyatt Vallance (B) d. Matt Crespo-Tim Clevenger 6-3, 7-5.