JACKSON – The Coldwater football team gave Division 6 No. 2-ranked Jackson Lumen Christi a good battle, but wound up falling 35-24 to the Titans between the top two teams in the Interstate 8 on Saturday afternoon.
Coldwater suffered its first defeat of the season and is now 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the conference. Lumen Christi improved to 6-0, 5-0.
The Cardinals led 7-0 in the first quarter on an 11-yard touchdown run by Luke Beckhusen and a point-after kick by Blaze Watson. Then, in the second quarter, Coldwater went on top 14-7 on an 11-yard Sam DeMeester TD run and another PAT by Watson.
Lumen Christi scored 10 third-quarter points and was up 28-14 before Coldwater’s Conner Covert scored from 2 yards out and Watson made the PAT to make it 28-21 early in the fourth. The Titans then scored another TD, and Coldwater’s final points came on a 42-yard field goal by Watson.
Spencer Burns ran for 119 yards on 16 carries for Coldwater, and Sam DeMeester had 118 on 22. Defensively for the Cards, Beckhusen made nine tackles, and Zack DeMeester had five.
(At) Galesburg-Augusta 41, Marine City Cardinal Mooney 14: Tristan Terry scored on runs of 3 and 2 yards as the Rams won the non-league matchup. Also, Jared Wisely had a 30-yard TD run, Kaleb Hinton and Nathan Belland had 1-yard TD runs, and Sinque Ezdenko had a fumble recovery for a score.
Colon 41, (at) Adrian Lenawee Christian 6: The Magi won this non-conference contest.
Harper Creek Invite: Harper Creek hosted the Dara Kwiatkowski Memorial Tournament, and took first in the gold division by topping Class D No. 7-ranked Mendon 25-13, 25-19 in the final. Also, the Beavers (37-7 overall) topped Portage Northern 25-15, 25-15 in the semifinals; and Coldwater 25-21, 25-18 in the quarterfinals. The Beavers went 4-0 in pool play, beating Class D honorable mention Athens (25-11, 25-13); Coldwater (25-13, 25-13); Class D honorable mention Climax-Scotts (25-15, 25-14); and Delton Kellogg (25-12, 25-13).
On the day for Harper Creek, Olivia Leson had 57 kills, two blocks, 19 digs and three aces; Charley Andrews head 55 kills, eight blocks, 31 digs and seven aces; Jess Cadena had 12 kills and six blocks; Kim Kusler had 24 kills and three blocks; Kendall Latshaw had 96 digs and 12 aces; Edrie Ganey had 78 assists, six aces and 22 digs; and Katie Wade had 64 assists and 12 aces.
St. Philip — ranked No. 2 in Class D — made it to the gold semifinals before losing to Mendon 25-21, 13-25, 15-10. In the gold quarterfinals, the Tigers beat Pennfield 25-17, 25-18. In pool play, St. Philip defeated Coldwater (25-12, 25-15), Athens (25-17, 25-18), Delton Kellogg (25-15, 25-16) and Climax-Scotts (25-19, 25-13). On the day for the Tigers, Anna Lehouiller had 13 kills, seven blocks and seven digs; Abby McKinzie had three aces, 48 kills, three blocks and 62 digs; Kameron Haley had six aces and 58 digs; Emily Schaub had six aces, 10 kills, 110 assists and 44 digs; Megan Parker had five aces, 47 kills and 46 digs; Abby McClure had five kills, five assists and 22 digs; Morgan Luoma had two aces, six kills and 12 digs; and Adrian Hibbard had five kills and two blocks.
Pennfield, which lost to St. Philip in the gold quarters, is now 19-18 overall. In pool play, the Panthers beat Battle Creek Central (25-19, 25-20); split with Class D No. 7 Mendon (25-15, 20-25); lost to Portage Northern (25-21, 25-19); and lost a pair to Three Rivers. On the day for Pennfield, Aubrey Ritter had 27 kills, Alexa Stevenson had 22 kills, Teone Lewis had 17 kills and six blocks, Tess Needham had seven blocks, Molly Boles had 27 digs, Montana Rench had 37 digs, Kailey Jackson had 32 assists, Kennedy Barlond had 26 assists, and Carly Kyre had 11 aces.
Athens went 1-3 on the day and is now 8-10 overall. In pool play, the Indians lost to Coldwater (19-25, 16-25) and lost to St. Philip. In the crossover portion, Athens beat C-S (25-23, 25-21) and lost to Harper Creek. On the day for Athens, Teasha Swank had 25 kills, 26 digs and four blocks; hailee Hurst had 17 kills and 24 digs; Josie Lamson had 47 assists and 27 digs; Allison Fuller had two aces, 10 kills, 49 digs and three blocks; Aubrey Cole had 22 digs; and Hannah Fairchild had four kills and 21 digs.
Mt. Morris Invite: Lakeview went 2-3 on the day — losing to Flushing 2-1 (21-25, 25-19, 8-15) in the gold quarterfinals — and is now 10-23 overall. In pool play, Lakeview lost to Class A No. 5 Lake Orion (25-16, 25-11); split with Oakland Christian (25-21, 20-25); and split with Schwartz Creek (23-25, 25-20). On the day for the Spartans, Reagan Smith had 21 kills and six blocks; Mei Kimoto had 19 kills, 15 digs and six aces; Annie Sangliana had 18 kills and 17 digs; Rose Tecumseh had three blocks; Paige Tobin had 33 digs; Libby Clark had five aces; and Julia Miller had 65 assists.
Springport Invite: Homer finished second, falling 25-22, 25-7 to Manchester in the final. In pool play, the Trojans beat Leslie (21-12, 21-14), beat Springport (21-4, 21-12), and beat Vandercook Lake (21-14, 21-16); and in the semifinals downed Eaton Rapids (26-24, 25-7). On the day for Homer, Karley Nevins had 70 assists and five aces; Alyssa Boyd had 27 kills, seven aces and 12 blocks; Mallorie Lowder had 22 kills and eight blocks; Brianna Mohn had nine kills and three aces; Avery Sullivan had 10 digs; and Courtney Willson had 12 kills.
Concord Invite: Olivet lost in the final to Concord 20-25, 19-25. In the semifinals, Olivet (19-9-4 overall) beat Pewamo-Westphalia 25-23, 25-14; and in the quarters beat Adrian Madison 25-15, 25-16. Also, in pool play, the Eagles beat Portage Northern, lost to P-W and beat Jonesville. On the day for Olivet, Aleena Janousek had 51 kills, 20 aces, 49 digs and eight blocks; Mikayla Wickham had 24 kills; Sarah Sharp had 20 kills, seven aces and 13 assists; Taylor Holmes had 92 assists, seven aces and 40 digs; Loren Westlake had seven aces and 40 digs; Sydney Weeks had five aces and 18 digs; Alissa Costello had six blocks; and Elizabeth Masters had 18 digs.
Union City went 1-2-1 on the day. The Chargers were 1-1-1 in pool play: 25-23, 25-22 vs. Hillsdale Academy; 23-25, 15-25 vs. Addison; and 17-25, 25-23 vs. Perry. In bracket play, Union City lost to Concord 20-25, 8-25. On the day for the Chargers, Makena Bartlett had two kills, four blocks and four assists; Lauren Dibert had five kills and three blocks; Rachel Grinnell had four kills, a block, five digs and two assists; Haley Harty had 14 kills, a block, 37 digs and three aces; Haley McIntosh had 21 kills, two blocks, two assists, 26 digs and three aces; Marissa Mead had a kill, 56 digs and was 100 percent serving; Riley Smith had 24 assists, 16 digs and an ace; Cassie Thorpe had 25 assists, 13 digs, four aces and was 100 percent serving; and Rchel Wing had 16 kills, three blocks, 11 digs, an assist and an ace.
Bronson Invite: In the Polish Classic, the host Vikings — ranked No. 3 in Class C — lost in the semifinals to Vidksburg 25-22, 25-22. Sturgis then beat Vicksburg for the title 25-22, 25-23. In pool play, Bronson beat Edwardsburg (25-19, 25-13); in crossover, Bronson beat Onsted (25/18, 25-15); and in single elimination quarterfinals, Bronson beat Lake Michigan Catholic (25-11, 25-23). On the day for Bronson (40-7), Adyson Lasky had five aces and 24 digs; Alexa Ratkowski had 14 aces, 17 kills, three blocks, 89 assists and 26 digs; Jenna Smoker had two aces, two kills and 11 digs; Clare Mayes had two kills, a block and 11 digs; Jill Pyles had five aces, 25 kills, four blocks, four assists and 27 digs; Kelcy Sikorski had two aces and four digs; Kiana Mayer had 11 kills, three blocks and four digs; Kirin Cekander had eight aces, 22 kills, a block and 41 digs; Payton Robinson had an ace, a kill and 18 digs; and Skyler Sobeski had two aces, 29 kills, three blocks and 44 digs.
Barry County Christian Invite: Calhoun Christian won the tournament, going 8-2 overall and defeating the Rivertown Patriots 25-23, 25-22 in the title match. In the semis, the Cougars defeated Fellowship Baptist 26-24, 25-20. And, in pool play, Calhoun Christian lost to Rivertown and defeated Barry County Christian, Marshall Academy, Fellowship Baptist and Factoryville Christian. The Cougars’ received top-notch play from Denise Penrod, Kirby Frodge and Hannah Huling.
GIRLS’ CROSS COUNTRY
Portage Invite: In the Division 1 afternoon race, Lakeview was 22nd out of 32 full teams with 568 points. The Spartans’ top five were Logann Haluszka (46th/19:46), Maggie Farrell (48th/19:47), Megan Riegle (149th/21:13), Payton Stine (172nd/21:28) and Taylar Coyer (179th/21:34).
In the Division 2 afternoon race, Gull Lake — ranked No. 10 in D-2 — was 10th out of 41 full teams with 388 points, Pennfield was 41st with 1,321 points, and Coldwater had four runners. Gull Lake’s top five were Lily Fell (10th/19:14), Mikayla Hostetler (78th/20:38), Paige O’Connor (99th/20:58), Sarah Sikkema (100th/21:03) and Hayley Buckhout (101st/21:03). Pennfield’s top five were Torey Fischer (258th/25:34), Lindsey Hawthorne (267th/26:35), Julia Miklusicak (270th/28:00), Sarah Miller (274th/29:11) and Shaylee Smith (276th/31:10). Coldwater’s four were Josilyn Quimby (204th/22:49), Kelly Haskin (244th/24:14), Rene Aerts (252nd/25:00) and Sabrina Machida (262nd/25:46).
In the Division 3 morning race, Delton Kellog was 21st out of 36 full teams with 583 points. The Panthers’ top five were Sammi Cleary (34th/20:38), Maranda Donahue (44th/20:51), Megan Grimes (80th/21:32), Danielle Cole (216th/24:43) and Maddie Conrad (224th/25:03). Also, Galesburg-Augusta had four runners: Ashley Rainey (231st/25:24.7), Leah Savage (235th/25:35.1), Grace Wood (253rd/27:08.7) and Emily Sierengowski (261st/35:53.7).
In the Division 4 morning race, St. Philip placed 11th out of 20 full teams with 223 points. The Tigers’ top five were Ava Strenge (5th/19:43), Riley Rutherford (15th/20:08), Meagan Casterline (69th/23:09), Olivia Ritsema (70th/23:15) and Emily Pearl (119th/26:03).
Hudson Invite: In one division, Blissfield and Erie Mason tied for first with 86 points each, Quincy tied for fourth with 102 points, Homer was seventh with 148 and Bronson as ninth with 205. For Homer, Jessica Reagle was 15th (20:37.8), Anna Willis 73rd (23:32.5), Bailey Manis 80th (23:53.7), Alta Gillham 91st (24:44.0) and Ashton Salow 95th (25:02.4). In another division, Athens placed seventh. The Indians’ top five: Corra Hamilton (18th/21:40.4), Jillayne Wheeler (49th/25:52.7), Sara Parks (53rd/27:16.7), Miranda Brubaker (68th/32:27.8) and Radhael Beal (69th/32:36.3).
Allegan Invite: Marshall placed sixth out of 10 teams in the Tiger division with 108 points. In Race 1, Abbey Ufkes was fourth (20:59.05), Rachel Schoepke was 10th (21:53.83) and Tristan Tobias was 23rd (23:16.08); and in Race 2, Olivia Hancock was 14th (23:04.60) and Hannah Koch was 21st (23:45.04).
BOYS’ CROSS COUNTRY
Portage Invite: In the Division 1 afternoon race, Lakeview was 27th out of 37 full teams with 720 points. Lakeview’s top five were Nate Jones (87th/16:55), Adam Rifenburgh (126th/17:14), Ethan Parker (159th/17:31), Jon Haadsma (183rd/17:45) and Brandon Van Oosten (197th/17:48).
In the Division 2 afternoon race, Coldwater — ranked No. 13 in D-2 — was 11th out of 44 full teams with 382 points, Gull Lake was 13th with 435 and Pennfield was 41st with 1,266. Coldwater’s top five were Zack Murphy (38th/16:49), Adam Clemens (68th/17:13), Spencer Leist (72nd/17:15), Matt Sowles (95th/17:33) and Jordan Parkinson (114th/17:48). Gull Lake’s top five were Joey Dawson (19th/16:29), Jacob Lyons (91st/17:31), Jack Millmier (94th/17:33), Lucas Hamilton (115th/17:48) and Will Hough (121st/17:50). Pennfield’s top five were Jean-Luc Lachance (219th/18:54), Nick Simonds (236th/19:02), Michael Hoban (262nd/19:38), Benjamin Campbell (264th/19:46) and Quinten Bortz (298th/22:57).
In the Division 3 morning race, Delton Kellogg was 34th out of 38 full teams with 902 points. The Panthers’ top five were Branden Shepard (121st/18:33), Andrew Jackson (184th/19:35), Jacob Howard (206th/19:53), Parker Talent (224th/20:25) and Brock Mueller (225th/20:27); Also, Galesburg-Augusta’s Nathan Chatman was 165th (19:05.9).
In the Division 4 morning race, St. Philip finished 17th out of 23 full teams with 455 points. The Tigers’ top five were Jack Greenman (44th/18:05), Drew Lantinga (86th/18:59), Kenny Wojcik (106th/19:19), Rook Lantinga (126th/20:01) and Teddy McNeir (155th/21:16).
Hudson Invite: In one division, Dundee was first with 25 points, Bronson second with 127 and Homer tied for eighth with 195. For Homer, Austin Yeakey was 22nd (17:48.7), Dylan Hamilton was 27th (17:52.5), Hunter Weeks was 112th (20:07.7), Landon Webb 114th (20:20.7) and Blake Jarvis 115th (20:26.4). In another division, Athens places seventh. The Indians’ top five: Mason Mears (36th/19:52.5), Casey Hardin (46th/20:30.9), Austin Fuller (52nd/20:58.9), Steven Waring (56th/21:12.8) and Andrew Oswalt (68th/22:00.7).
Allegan Invite: Marshall placed fouth of of 10 teams in the Tiger division with 76 points. In race 1, Kurt Swaton was fifth (17:18.26), Jannis Wolff was 16th (17:57.88) and Chris Bell was 27th (18:56.30); and in Race 2, Chandler Cruz was fifth (18:28.93) and Christian Kalisz was sixth (18:32.32).
Calhoun Christian/St. Philip drops pair: On Thursday, the Calhoun Christian/St. Philip co-op squad lost 3-0 to Howardsville Christian. Then, on Friday, CC/STP was edged 2-1 by Rudolf Steiner, with Mac Flook scoring from a penalty kick.
MONDAY’S PREP SCHEDULE
• Boys’ Soccer: Harper Creek, Pennfield, Coldwater, Marshall at I-8 Tournament (first round); Delton Kellogg in KVA Tournament final; Lakewood at Maple Valley; Olivet at L-Christian; Hanover-Horton at Quincy
• Volleyball: K-Central at Lakeview, Bellevue at Potterville, Coldwater at Three Rivers
• Boys’ Tennis: Harper Creek, Pennfield, Coldwater, Marshall at I-8 Tournament (rescheduled from Friday, Oct. 3/all singles at Harper Creek/doubles start at Marshall with doubles finals at Harper Creek); B.C. Central, Lakeview, Gull Lake at SMAC Tournament at Kalamazoo sites (rescheduled from Saturday due to weather); Bronson at Brooklyn Columbia Central; Coldwater at Adrian; Hillsdale at Galesburg-Augusta
• Girls’ Golf: Coldwater, Marshall at Grass Lake Invite