STURGIS – Sophomore Allegra Baird turned in a first-place time of 19 minutes, 46.10 seconds on Saturday to lead the Harper Creek girls’ cross country team to a first-place finish in the Divisions 1-2 portion of the Sturgis Invitational.
Harper Creek was first in the four-team division with 23 points.
Aside from Baird for the Beavers, Reagan Dishaw was third (21:54.0), Emma Berning was fourth (21:56.4), Hannah Berning was sixth (22:06.2) and Savannah Shifflett was ninth (22:12.7). For Coldwater, Josilyn Quimby was 10th (22:16.4) and Kelly Haskin 24th (23:54.8).
On the boys’ side in the Division 1-2 race, Coldwater — ranked No. 13 in D-2 — was third with 68 points and Harper Creek was fourth in the six-team field with 95. Detroit Catholic Central was first with 26. Coldwater’s top five were Zack Murphy in ninth (17:02.3), Adam Clemens 12th (17:17.7), Spencer Leist 13th (17:18.4), Matt Sowles 16th (17:29.6) and Josh Evers 18th (17:36.4). Harper Creek’s top five were Brad Thomas in seventh (16:53.7), Logan Mays 17th (17:34.8), Jeremiah Davis 19th (17:37.1), Tommy Shaw 24th (18:10.1) and Benji Isaacson 28th (18:33.7).
In the Divisions 3-4 race, on the girls’ side, Quincy was first out of five teams with 36 points and Bronson was third with 85. Quincy’s top five were Haley Bean in third (21:23.4), Meri Michael fourth (21:25.6), Gabby Porter fifth (21:44.1), Madde Horn eighth (22:11.3) and Claire Supianoski 16th (24:52.2). Bronson’s top five were Mary Alberran in 11th (23:12.9), Corissa Ross in 12th (23:39.8), Kelsey Robinson in 18th (25:07.5), Bianna Uriostegui 19th (25:12.1) and Meghan Vaughn 25th (27:35.5).
On the boys’ side in the Division 3-4 race, Bronson was second out of three teams with 59 points, Jonesville was first with 31, and Quincy did not have a team finish as it had only four runners. Bronson’s top five were Hunter Trine in sixth (17:51.4), Wesley Disbro in ninth (18:19.7), Colin Ransbottom 13th (18:48.5), Marcus Broom 15th (18:59.2) and Isaac Robertson 16th (19:00.0). For Quincy, Nathan Nohr was eighth (18:16.2), Casper Boshers 23rd (20:03.4), Tyler Powell 25th (20:15.7) and Bryce Bassage 27th (20:31.5).
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Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard Invite: On the boys’ side, Ole St. Mary’s was first out of 12 teams with 40 points, Marshall was second with 100 and Homer was eighth with 226. Homer’s top five were Austin Yeakey in 19th (17:49.03), Dylan Hamilton in 23rd (18:03.35), Hunter Weeks in 58th (19:53.69), Landon Webb in 62nd (20:40.91) and Blake Jarvis 64th (21:34.59).
On the girls’ side, Chelsea was first out of six teams with 19 points, Marshall was third with 67 and Homer was fourth with 114. Marshall’s top five were Abbey Ufkes in eighth (20:31), Rachel Schoepke 10th (20:35), Olivia Hancock 13th (21:29), Tristan Tobias 16th (22:05) and Hannah Koch 20th (22:48). Homer’s top five were Jessica Reagle in sixth (20:24.14), Bailey Manis 21st (23:02.81), Kayla Bryant 29th (24:09.77), Ashton Salow 30th (24:30.8) and Alta Gillham 32nd (24:39.94).
Greater Lansing Championships: Maple Valley’s boys’ team placed 32nd, and the girls’ team did not place as the Lions had only four runners. On the boys’ side, Maple Valley’s top five were Andrew Brighton in 64th (17:29), Felix Pena-Collier in 207th (20:08), Matthew Reid in 224th (20:53), Drew Allen in 227th (21:02) and Kodee Crouch in 231st (21:10). For Maple Valley’s girls, Carlee Allen was 172nd (24:00), Alli Hickey 202nd (25:53), Hannah McGlocklin 209th (26:06) and Katie Blodgett 227th (29:05).
Hanover-Horton Invite: St. Philip, ranked No. 4 in Class D and the eight-time defending state champs, lost to Mason in the final 25-17, 25-22. In the semifinals, the Tigers beat North Adams-Jerome 25-14, 25-14; and in the quarterfinals beat Addison 25-19, 25-9. In pool play, St. Philip defeated Central Lake (25-12, 25-8), Napoleon (25-7, 25-18) and Lenawee Christian (25-17, 25-14). On the day for St. Philip, Anna Lehouiller had two aces, eight kills and three digs; Abby McKinzie had six aces, 59 kills, a block and 47 digs; Stephanie Chmiel had two aces and 10 digs; Kameron Haley had six aces and 49 digs; Emily Schaub had 10 aces, 13 kills, 3.5 blocks and 22 digs; Megan Parker had nine aces, 29 kills and 49 digs; Abby McClure had four aces, two kills, a block and 34 digs; Annie Newton had six digs, an ace and a kill; and Adrian Hibbard had 13 kills. 2.5 blocks and five digs.
Coldwater Invite: Marshall defeated Tecumseh in the final 25-18, 25-12 and is now 28-8-2 overall for the season. In the semifinals, the Redhawks beat Galesburg-Augusta 25-21, 25-17; in power pool, Marshall beat G-A 25-19, 25-15 and split with Tecumseh 25-22, 24-26; and in pool play, downed Athens 25-17, 25-9 and Bellevue 25-8, 25-8. On the day for Marshall, Emily Delmotte had 43 kills and 11 blocks; Logan Kiessling had 39 kills, 28 digs and six blocks; Kaylie Bates had 118 assists, 15 kills and six blocks; and Brooke Mason had 63 digs.
Also in the tourney, Union City went 1-2-1 on the day and is now 18-17-2. The Chargers lost to G-A 17-25, 23-25; split with Coldwater 18-25, 25-21; beat Bellevue 25-17, 25-7; and lost to Class D No. 3-ranked Mendon 22-25, 16-25. On the day for Union City, Haley Harty had nine kills, 11 digs, eight aces and two blocks; Emma Hoppe had 10 digs and two aces; Haley McIntosh had 13 kills and nine digs; Marissa Mead had 36 digs and three aces; Riley Smith had 31 assists, three kills, 18 digs and three aces; Cassie Thorpe had 17 assists and 10 digs; and Rachel Wing had 22 kills, 10 digs, five blocks and five aces.
Homer Invite: At the Nikki Blatter Invitational, host Homer lost in the quarterfinals to Class D No. 5-ranked Camden-Frontier 25-23, 25-21. Earlier, the Trojans beat Burr Oak (25-17, 25-20), lost to White Pigeon (23-25, 19-25) and split with C-F (27-26, 23-25). On the day for Homer, Karley Nevins had 75 assists, seven kills and eight aces; Mallorie Lowder had 26 kills and eight blocks; Tyme Warner had 18 kills, three aces and nine digs; Courteney Willson had 14 kills and 17 digs; and Stephanie VanMeter had eight kills and three blocks.
Jackson NW 2, Marshall 0 (Fri.): The Redhawks lost this match between Interstate 8 squads.
Maple Valley 58, (at) Stockbridge 52 (Fri.): Brock Weiler ran for five touchdowns and carried the ball 27 times for 193 yards, and Frankie Ulmer had two TD runs and 220 yards on 39 attempts as Maple Valley won this high-scoring Greater Lansing Athletic Conference matchup. Weiler had three TD bursts of 5 yards, plus a 9-yarder and a 10-yarder. Both of Ulrich’s TDs were 2-yarders. Isiah Garn also had a TD run of 7 yards. Defensively for the Lions (2-5, 2-3), Ryan Mudge had nine tackles, Cole Decker eight and Eric Hosmer seven, and Gunner Tobias had an interception against Stockbridge (4-3, 2-3).
MONDAY, OCT. 13
• Boys’ Soccer: Districts
• Volleyball: Colon at Olivet, Delton Kellogg at Plainwell Quad
TUESDAY, OCT. 14
• Boys’ Soccer: Districts
• Girls’ Swimming: K-Central at B.C. Central, Harper Creek at Otsego, Lakeview at St. Joe
• Cross Country: St. Philip, Bellevue, Climax-Scotts, Colon, Tekonsha at SCAA Meet at Hillsdale Academy; Athens, Homer, Quincy, Union City at Big Eight Meet at Athens; Delton Kellogg, Galesburg-Augusta at KVA Meet at G-A
• Volleyball: Concord at Athens, Tekonsha at Bellevue, Climax-Scotts at Litchfield, New Covenant at Coldwater Pansophia, North Adams-Jerome at Colon, Constantine at Galesburg-Augusta, Gull Lake Mini-Tournament, Stockbridge at Olivet, Reading at Quincy, Jonesville at Union City