Behind two goals from Hannah Phommavongsa, the Division 2 second-ranked Gull Lake girls’ soccer team captured the Big 16 Gold Tournament championship on Wednesday.
Phommavongsa’s two goals were enough to help the Blue Devils edge fourth-ranked Stevensville-Lakeshore by a score of 2-1.
Amanda Pavletic notched both assists for Gull Lake, while Maggie Harma made five saves in goal.
With the win, the defending state champion Blue Devils improve to 17-1-1 overall.
MORE GIRLS’ SOCCER
(At) Coldwater 3, Harper Creek 2 (2 OT): Coldwater’s Becca Harmon scored on an assist from Mackenzie McGuire early in the second overtime to help Coldwater claim third place in the Big 16 Silver Tournament. Also for the Cardinals (10-8, 4-6 SMAC), Kaitlyn Vella scored two goals, with assists from Meghan Schorfhaar and Morgan Klein. In goal, Shelby Bowers made 18 saves and Mina Wellet made one stop. Harper Creek was led by Schae Brandt with two unassisted goals.
Mattawan 2, Lakeview 1: Lakeview’s Rachel Prell scored her team’s lone goal in the consolation contest of the Big 16 Gold Tournament. Bre Greene had the assist for the Spartans (7-6-2), while Maddy Olsen made six saves in goal.
(At) Loy Norrix 4, Marshall 1: Marshall’s Chelsea Tobias scored on an assist from Sydney Reichenbaugh, giving the Redhawks (10-6-1) eighth place in the Big 16 Gold Tournament.
(at) Columbia Central 6, Quincy 3: Quincy’s Angelica Sussex, Mackenzie Moore and Cailyn Hines each scored, while Liz Counterman had an assist in the loss for the Orioles (8-7-1, 7-1-1 ISL).
St. Joe Valley League Meet: In the meet at Bronson, Mendon finished first with 84.5 points, with the host Vikings second with 78.
Bronson’s Scotty Wyant was first in the 100 dash (10.41) and Kyle Roberts was second (10.66); the 880-yard relay of Joe Truex, Roberts, Jordan Alger and Wyant was third (1:41.30); Matt Cosby was first in the mile (4:55.62); the 440 relay of Wyant, JuKoada Sexton, Damion Smith and Roberts was first (46.31); Truex was first in the 330 intermediate hurdles (42.87); Wyant was second in the 220 (24.02); Cosby was first in the 2 mile (11:38.43); the mile relay of Truex, Nicholas Haviland, Kahle Scheenks and Wesley Disbro was third (3:53.25); Eric Toledo was second in the discus (133-09) and Beau Murphy was third (115-0); Bornie Martinez was first in the shot put (43-03.25), Murphy was second (42-07) and Toledo was third (40-00.5); Alger was third in the high jump (5-10); and Disbro was second in the pole vault (11-0).
SCAA Championships (Tue.): St. Philip, the West Division championship, finished runner-up in the SCAA overall meet at Hillsdale College.
For St. Philip, David Downey was first in the 100-meter dash (11.69), first in the long jump (19-07) and second in the 200 (24.01); Tyler Hubbard-Neil was third in the 800 (2:07.33); the 400 relay of Tim Minier, Kevin Greenman, Hubbard-Neil and Downey was first (47.23); the 3,200 relay of Jack Greenman, Jordan Snyder, William Lantinga and Drew Lantinga was third (9:27.65); Hubbard-Neil was first in the high jump (6-0) and Kevin Greenman was third (5-10); and Jordan Scovie was third in the discus (119-10.50).
For Colon, Kyle Poortenga was first in the 300 hurdles (44.48); Kale Schumacher was first in the discus (134-05.50); Ben Weaver was third in the 110 hurdles (18.26); the 800 relay of Darrin Abraham, Spencer Smolarz, Poortenga and Bradley Brittingham was third (1:42.50); Abraham was second in the pole vault (9-06); Smolarz was second in the long jump (19-03.50); and Calen Thibideau was third in the shot put (40-04.25).
For Climax-Scotts, Eldon Ulsh was second in the 1,600 (4:47.83) and first in the 3,200 (10:37.11); and Zach Scholly was third in the pole vault (9-0).
For Tekonsha, Jeremy Scherer was second in the shot put (41-04.50).
St. Joe Valley League Meet: In the meet at Bronson, Mendon finished first with 83.5 points and Bronson was second among six teams with 78.
Bronson’s Mariah Roberts was first in the 100-yard dash (11.30) and first in the 220 (26.71) — with teammate Maryselva Albaran third (28.72); the 2-mile relay of Carly Kyle, Jillian Pyles, Oriana McBride and Corissa Ross was third (11:30.43); the 880 relay of Deziree Alger, Alexa Crabill, Maryselva Albaran and Roberts was third; McBride was first in the mile (6:11.00); the 440 relay of Albarran, Alger, Crabill and Roberts was first (52.90); Adriana Sanchez was third in the 330 hurdles (52.67); Kyle was third in the 880 (2:49.24); McBride was first in the 2-mile (13:55.78) and Ross was third (14:52.12); the mile relay of Kyle, Sanchez, Pyles and Kelcy Sikorski was third (4:49.19); Joselyn Cabrers was second in the discus (91-02.0); Kaitlin VanNuys was first in the shot put (32-01.50); Jenna Smoker was third in the high jump (4-08.0); and Crystal Luviano was first in the pole vault (9-06) and Tahlyn Porath was third (7-0).
SCAA Championship (Tue.): St. Philip took third place overall in the SCAA overall meet at Hillsdale College, and Ava Strenge was named the SCAA Outstanding Female Athlete on the track for setting two conference meet records.
Strenge placed first in the 1,600 run in 5:17.17, which broke the old record set in 1985; and she placed first in the 3,200 run in 11:25.31, which broke the old mark that was also set in 1985.
Also for St. Philip, Maria Dechant was second in the 200 dash (28.24) and second in the 400 (1:02.81); the 800 relay of Riley Rutherford, Beth Kuenzel, Meagan Casterline and Dechant was second (1:56.37); and the 1,600 relay of Dechant, Taylor Pessetti, Casterline and Rutherford was second (4:24.94).
For Colon, Tallison Wilson was first in the high jump (4-10) and second in the pole vault (10-00); the 3,200 relay of Anessa Broker, Abigail Stoll, Megan Martin and Skyler Harvey was third (11:51.64); and Taya Bower was second in the shot put (31-11.25).
Homer 13-10 (at) Springport 2-0: Homer won its second straight Big Eight Conference title after finishing 14-0 in league play this season. Jared Warsop got the win in Game 1 for Division 3 fifth-ranked Homer, allowing four hits with three strikeouts over six innings. Nate Sitkiewicz had two hits and an RBI; Chaz Hopkins had two hits including a double and four RBI; Brock Ridgeway singled with two RBIs; Gary Thompkins doubled with two RBIs; Dylan Thomas tripled and Tyler Ridgeway singled with three RBIs. In Game 2 for the Trojans (33-1), Brock Ridgeway got the win over six innings, allowing four hits with four strikeouts. At the plate, Sitkiewicz had two hits and two RBIs; Preston Sherman had two hits; Warsop had two hits including a double and two RBIs; and Steve Salow had two hits and two RBIs.
(At) Bellevue 8-10, Colon 2-3: The host Broncos won both ends of the SCAA twinbill. In Game 1 for Bellevue, Bryce Dolph allowed no earned runs and struck out two during four innings of work; Cole Madry had two extra-base hits and an RBI; and Garrett Waterbury had an RBI single. For Colon in Game 1, Tyler Schipper was the losing hurler, striking out five in 4 2/3 innings. In Game 2, Bellevue scored eight runs in the first three innings; Madry had a two-run double in the second inning; and Cody Rauschenberger had three extra-base hits; and Dalton Burdick got the mound win in relief of Waterbury. Gabe Keely was the losing pitcher for the Magi.
Galesburg-Augusta 6-7, Maple Valley 5-6 (Tue.): Dylan Whitney earned the complete-game win in Game 1 for Galesburg-Augusta. Jordan Born, Bryce Doorlag, Tyler Dunithan and Whitney each had two hits in the Rams’ win. In Game 2, Doorlag hit a three-run homer, Born and Whitney had two hits each and Zach Resiteerer had two hits and two RBIs for G-A.
Mendon 7-8, Bronson 1-1: In Game 1 for Bronson, Ryan Hagen tripled. In Game 2 for the Vikings (16-11, 7-3 SJV), Logan Graybill had two hits including a double, and Hagen had a hit and an RBI.
(At) Jackson NW 15-12, Pennfield 7-7: In Game 1, Pennfield’s Shelby Miller went 4-for-5 with an RBI; Jessica Roan was 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBIs; Brook Lenz was 1-for-3 with a double; and Zoey McCleary was 2-for-4. In Game 2 for the Panthers (10-20), Tess Needham and Makayla Bennett each doubled; and Alexa Stephenson was 2-for-3.
Climax-Scotts 6-11, (at) Pittsford 4-3: In Game 1, Climax-Scotts’ Lydia Swager had the game-winning two-RBI single in the seventh. Taylor Macomber got the win for C-S, allowing four hits with five strikeouts over seven innings. Offensively for the Panthers, Taylor Piper had two hits including a home run and two RBIs; Taylor Macomber had two hits; Tacey Piper and Bree Nowokowski each singled with an RBI. In Game 2 for C-S (16-6, 15-3 SCAA), Allison Kienast got the victory in the circle with four strikeouts over seven innings. At the plate for the Panthers, Cassie Murphy had two hits and two RBIs; Taylor Macomber singled with an RBI; Mckenzie Hennessy had three hits including a double and three RBIs; Tacey Piper had two singles and a triple; Mallory Hollomon doubled with an RBI; Nowokowski had three hits with a double and three RBIs.
(At) Mendon 2-1, Bronson 1-1
5: In Game 1 for Division 3 second-ranked Bronson, Kassidy Bystry and Liz Baker had two hits apiece. In Game 2 for the Vikings (27-4, 8-1 SJV), Skyler Sobeski earned the win, allowing one run on three hits. Offensively, Sobeski had two hits with a double and three RBIs; Kinslea Blouin had two hits and three RBIs; Lindsey Sikorski had three hits and two RBIs; Bystry had two hits with a double; Baker had a double and an RBI; Hannah Hoover had two hits with a double and Allie Sikorski doubled with an RBI.