Lakeview’s Andrew Walker shot a four under 68 at Island Hills Golf Club on Monday to lead the Spartans to their sixth consecutive Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference ‘Big 16′ title in boys’ golf.
Walker’s two-day total of 140 bested the 96-player field to give him medalist honors. Defending Division 1 state champion Lakeview took a 10-shot lead over second-place St. Joseph following Day 1 of the tournament on April 29. On Monday, the Spartans fired a first-place team score of 302.
“We played one of our best rounds of the year today,” said Lakeview coach Tony Evans.
On Monday, Division 2 second-ranked Marshall placed third with a 324, Coldwater was fourth with a 329, Gull Lake was sixth 336 and Harper Creek was ninth with a 360.
Lakeview’s scorers were Walker, Matt Alderink (74, second place), James Staab (79, tied for sixth) and Jared Lyons (79). Additionally, earning All-Conference honors was A.J. Moore thanks to his 81.
Marshall was led by Jared Gardner (76th, fourth), Tanor Blowers (80, 11th), Aaron McCoy 83) and Matt Serbantez (85) and
Coldwater was led by Nolan Duda (79, eighth), Nate Waterbury (83), Cam Ruge (83) and Stephan Boston (84).
Gull Lake’s top golfers were Tyler VanderMolen (76, fourth), Connor O’Brien (84), Colin Brenner (88) and Jeff Adamski (88).
Harper Creek’s top golfers were Kyle Pape (82, 19th), Alex Johnson (89), Luke Browne (90) and Aury Cronkhite (101).
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KVA Tournament: Schoolcraft won the nine-team event at Gull Lake View with a score of 332. Olivet was second with 334, Delton Kellogg was fourth with 356, Maple Valley was sixth with 375 and Pennfield was seventh with 390.
Olivet was led by medalist Tyler Masters with a round of 75. Also scoring for the Eagles were Keagan Carpenter (82), Ben Koeske (84) and Justin Kepsel (93).
Delton Kellogg was led by Sarah Shipley (80), Dreke Lutterbeck (88), Kenny Gehrman (93) and Jesse Mishler (95).
Maple Valley’s top golfers were Rage Sheldon (79), Jordan Denton (90), Joe Eddy (101) and Hunter Hilton (105).
Pennfield was led by Ian Stemplewski (95), Christian Hoban and Tyler Kipp (97s) and Tyler Lahusky (101).
(At) Lakeview 2, Loy Norrix 1: Lakeview picked up the victory in round two of the Big 16 Gold Tournament, thanks to goals from Ava Cook and Mari Floyd. Bre Greene had an assist for the Spartans (7-5-2, 5-4 SMAC), while Maddy Olsen made six saves in goal.
Mattawan 2, (at) Marshall 1 (OT): In the second round of the Big 16 Gold Tournament, Marshall’s Lauren Feasel scored on a penalty kick in the losing effort. In net for the Division 3 seventh-ranked Redhawks, Lauren Day made three saves in goal.
Gull Lake 1, (at) Portage Northern 0: Division 2 second-ranked and defending state champion Gull Lake advanced in the Big 16 Gold Tournament, with Maggie Harma making five saves in the shutout. Offensively, Sydney Nikitas and Amanda Pavletic had a goal apiece for the Blue Devils (14-1-1, 7-0 SMAC)
(At) St. Joseph 7, Coldwater 0: Coldwater (9-8, 3-6 SMAC) fell in the second round of the Big 16 Silver Tournament, and will play the loser of Sturgis vs. Harper Creek on Wednesday. The Cardinals’ Shelby Bowers made 13 saves in goal, while Mina Wellet made eight stops.
(At) Quincy 8, Hillsdale 0: Liz Counterman netted four goals to lead Quincy to victory. Also for the Orioles (8-6-1, 7-1-1 ISL), Mackenzie Moore had two goals and an assist, Haley Bean and Cailyn Hines each had a goal and an assist and Alley Parrish had two assists.
St. Philip 17-17, (at) Litchfield 1-2: In the four inning Game 1, St. Philip’s Abby Mullis got the win in the circle with six strikeouts. Offensively, Mullis helped her cause with two hits including a double and three RBIs. Also for the Tigers, Kara Twiest and Adrian Hibbard had two hits apiece. In the four inning Game 2 for St. Philip (3-14, 2-10 SCAA), Amanda Yacovoni got the win with two strikeouts. Mullis had two hits and four RBIs; Emily Forche had two hits and Abby McClure had two hits, including a home run.
Pennfield 21-13, (at) Delton Kellogg 6-10: In Game 1, Pennfield’s Alexa Stephenson got the win over five innings with five strikeouts. At the plate for the Panthers, Shelby Miller went 4-for-5 with a double and an RBI; Shailyn Walker was 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs; Jessica Roan went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBIs; Tess Needham was 3-for-5 with two RBIs; Brooke Lenz went 3-for-5 with three doubles; Stephenson was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs; and Makayla Bennett was 3-for-4 with two RBIs. In Game 2 for Pennfield (9-17, 6-8 KVA), Lenz got the complete-game victory with five strikeouts over seven innings. Needham went 1-for-1 with three RBIs, including a game-tying 2-RBI single in the fifth inning. Miller went 2-for-3 and Bennett was 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
Harper Creek 14-13, (at) Marshall 1-8: In Game 1 for Harper Creek, Taylor Shellenberger picked up the win throwing five innings of three-hit ball with six strikeouts. Offensively for the Beavers, Haley Burritt had two hits including a triple and three runs scored; Taylor Shellenberger had two triples, two RBIs and two runs scored; and Anna Pascoe had two hits with a triple. Marshall’s Tess Meade singled to go with a stolen base while EJ Marshall singled. In Game 2 for Harper Creek (15-11, 8-4 SMAC East), Aubrey Greenfield earned the win in 5 2/3 innings work, while Taylor Shellenberger picked up the save in 1 1/3 innings relief. At the plate for the Beavers, Taylor Shellenberger had five hits including four doubles, six RBIs and three runs scored; Burritt had three hits with a double and three runs scored; Pascoe had two hits and Paige Shellenberger had three hits and four runs scored. For the Redhawks (3-25, 2-10 SMAC East), Lindsay Gardner had three hits with an RBI; Madison Couch singled with a stolen base; Kaylie Bates had two singles and an RBI; EJ Marshall had two singles and an RBI; and Meade and Ashley Kent each singled.
(At) Climax-Scotts 16-19, Burr Oak 0-1: Taylor Macomber allowed two hits with three strikeouts over three innings to get the Game 1 win for Climax-Scotts. In Game 2, Allison Kienast got the victory, allowing three hits with two strikeouts. On the day for the Panthers (14-6, 13-3 SCAA), Taylor Piper had a double, a triple and six RBIs; Cassie Murphy had three hits with four RBIs; Mckenzie Hennessey had five hits with two doubles and six RBIs; and Harriett Swager had three hits and two RBIs.
Gull Lake 4-1, (at) Paw Paw 3-4: In Game 1, Gull Lake’s Courtney Senkewitz got the win in the circle with three strikeouts while allowing one hit over three innings. At the plate for the Blue Devils, Stenkewitz had two hits including a triple and two RBIs. In Game 2 for Gull Lake (17-11), Tasia Blaesser had two hits.
Bronson 11-13, (at) Niles-Brandywine 1-2: In Game 1 for Division 3 second-ranked Bronson, Lindsey Sikorski got the complete-game win with 16 strikeouts while allowing one run on four hits. Offensively for the Vikings, Kinslea Blouin was 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBIs; Skyler Sobeski doubled with an RBI; Hannah Hoover was 3-for-5 with an RBI; Allie Smith had two hits and Kelsey Robinson had two hits and an RBI. In Game 2 for Bronson (26-3), Sobeski picked up the win in five innings, allowing two runs with four strikeouts. At the plate, Kassidy Bystry was 3-for-4 with an RBI; Sobeskie was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI; Hannah Hoover was 2-for-4 with an RBI; Smith hit a home run with three RBIs; and Allie Sikorski was 3-for-3 with two home runs and five RBIs.
St. Philip 23-10, (at) Litchfield 0-0: In Game 1 for St. Philip, Hunter Haley picked up the win in three innings, allowing one hit with four strikeouts. Offensively, Hunter helped his cause by going 2-for-3 with four runs scored. Zach Spiegla was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs, while Matt Parks was 2-for-4 with three RBIs. In Game 2, Haley picked up his second victory of the day in four innings work. Offensively for St. Philip (15-9, 13-3 SCAA), Blake Groat was 1-for-2 with three RBIs.
(At) Harper Creek 15-11, B.C. Central 0-1: In the four inning Game 1, Harper Creek’s Jack Thompson earned the victory allowing one hit with four strikeouts. Offensively for the Beavers, Joe Stasa had four hits including a double and four RBIs, while Thompson and Zach Conine added two hits apiece. In the six inning Game 2, Aaron Elliott earned the win for Harper Creek (16-10, 9-3 SMAC East), allowing one hit with three strikeouts. At the plate for the Beavers, Noah Hayes had three doubles and two RBIs while Brody Taylor had a double and two runs scored.
(At) Vicksburg 7-0, Marshall 1-
6: In Game 1 for Marshall, Scott Reagle was 2-for-3 while Will Patterson had an RBI. In Game 2 for the Redhawks (14-13), Alex Walton earned the win in six scoreless innings, allowing four hits with six strikeouts. At the plate, Walton went 3-for-3 with an RBI; Dan Welke was 2-for-4; Mitch Konkle had a single and three RBIs and John Dorosh had a double and two RBIs.
Parchment 10-10, Galesburg-Augusta 3-3 (Fri): In Game 1 for G-A, Bret Trayer went 2-for-3 with an RBI. In Game 2 for the Rams, Dylon Whitney was 2-for-2.