Harper’s Popps signs to swim at Saginaw Valley

Harper’s Popps signs to swim at Saginaw Valley


Harper’s Popps signs to swim at Saginaw Valley


Harper Creek swimming standout Kara Popps, right, signs a National Letter of Intent to go to Saginaw Valley State University. She is joined by her mother and coach Corrin Popps, as well as members of the Harper Creek swim team.

Harper Creek swimming standout Kara Popps, right, signs a National Letter of Intent to go to Saginaw Valley State University. She is joined by her mother and coach Corrin Popps, as well as members of the Harper Creek swim team.

Harper Creek swimming standout Kara Popps signed a National Letter of Intent to swim collegiately at Saginaw Valley State University.

Popps recieved a partial athletic scholarship to attend the school and is expected to swim in backstroke events at the Division II institution.

Popps, who also had interest from Bowling Green as a preferred walk-on, finished fourth in the state last season in the 100 backstroke and 9th in the 200 freestyle while also being part of an all-state relay team.


Kalamazoo Christian 3, Delton Kellogg 1 (Mon.): Bailee Tigchelaar scored the Panthers (2-2-2, 1-1 KVA) only goal of the game on an assist from Morgan Champion. In goal, Hannah Butchbaker had 10 saves.

(At) Perry 4, Olivet 2 (Mon.): Scoring Olivet’s goals were Loren Westlake and Kylie Falk, while goalkeeper Megan Ormsbee had 10 saves for the Eagles.


(At) Mattawan 11-19, Lakeview 1-3: Shelby Sanchez had a homer in the first game for the Spartans (4-6, 2-2 SMAC East). Meredith Johnson had a double in Game 2.

Bellevue 19-17, (at) St. Philip 4-2: In Game 1, Sierra Brandon got the win in the circle for Bellevue (5-5, 5-1 SCAA). Britanny Huntington, Mathewson, and Audrianna Thornton all went 3-for-4 in the win. Mathewson hit a homer in the game. In Game 2, Emily Angus got the win, while Huntington 3-for-4 and scored three times, and Callie Orsborn, Mathewson, Thornton all went 2-for-4 at the plate. Abby McClure had a double for St. Philip (2-6, 0-4 SCAA) in Game 2.

(At) Union City 21-14, Athens 4-6: Ally Fuller had two doubles and a single for Athens in the doubleheader. Also at the plate for the Indians, Noelle Fuller, Hannah Fairchild, Kelcie Weeks, and Autumn Smith had three hits each.

Parma Western 12-21, (at) Marshall 0-9: Lindsay Gardner and Mical Knafel each had two singles for Marshall (2-10, 0-4 I-8), and Elisa Saari had a double.


Harper Creek 3, (at) Jackson Lumen Christi 2: Getting the win for Harper Creek was Joe Stasa, while Aaron Elliott picked up the save for the Beavers (7-0, 3-0 I-8). Offensively, David Thompson had two hits, including a double and a run scored, while Stasa helped himself out with a two-run single, and Dawson Bartlett had an RBI. Game 2 was canceled due to rain.

Lakeview 9-17, Mattawan 7-1: Hunter Bost was the Game 1 winning pitcher for the Spartans (12-1, 4-0 SMAC East). Nate Jones contributed at the plate with two hits and two RBIs, and Bost helped himself out with two hits. In Game 2, Jake Herbers got the win after striking out four batters in five innings. Nick Jones had four hits and four RBIs, Bost had three hits and two RBIs, and Herbers had four RBIs in the nightcap.

(At) Marshall 5, Parma Western 4: Logan Brigman got the win on the mound for the Redhawks in what was an 11 inning game. Brigman pitched didn‘t allow an earned run in his five and two-thirds innings of work. Drew Devine was 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Scott Reagle and Logan Austin each had two hits and an RBI. Jarrett Deland contributed with an RBI double as well. Game 2 was not played due to darkness.

(At) St. Philip 11-14, Bellevue 0-1: Zach Nelson threw a no hitter in Game 1 for the Tigers (6-2), striking out eight and giving up one walk. Zach Spiegla was 3-for-3 with an RBI, Nick Hurst had two hits, including a double and an RBI, and Blake Groat knocked in two runs. In Game 2, Ian Mullis picked up the win for St. Philip, throwing five innings and giving up just one run on three hits. Hurst was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Groat had two hits, and Ben Swagler and Evan Hanna had two RBIs apiece. For Bellevue, Ryan Madry scored the only run of the evening for the Broncos, and Noah Briggs reached base twice in the nightcap.

Climax-Scotts 9-8. (at) Colon 1-1: Ethan Vosburg threw a complete game three hitter with nine strikeouts in Game 1 for the Panthers (6-2, 4-0 SCAA). At the plate, Brandon Haynes was 2-for-4 with two RBIs. In Game 2, Adam Audette got the win on the mound. Audette and Haynes combined to pitch six innings and strike out 10 batters. Cody Campbell was 3-for-3 with a double and scored two runs for the Panthers, and C.J. Gibson had two hits and two RBIs. Haynes contributed had two doubles and scored three runs.

(At) Union City 9-14, Athens 4-4: In Game 1, Seth Bruce was the winning pitcher for the Chargers (3-7, 1-2 Big Eight). Bruce also scored four runs in the game, while Kenyon Stuchell helped out with two singles, two RBIs, and two runs scored. Darren Austin also had two RBIs to go with two stolen bases. In Game 2, Blade Gordon had a single, a double, and two RBIs, and Bruce scored three runs. Stuchell had a single, two doubles, a triple, a walk, and three stolen bases for Union City in Game 2, which was suspended in the sixth inning.

Concord 6-5, (at) Homer 4-4: In Game 1, Steve Salow had a single and a double for Homer (9-5, 2-2 Big Eight). Nate Sitkiewicz added a single, a double, and an RBI, while Garrett Warner had two singles, and Jordan Willson had a single and two RBIs. In Game 2, Preston Sherman had a single and two RBIs.


GLAC Jamboree: Maple Valley took second at College Fields Golf Club in Okemos. The Lions shot a 185 as a team and were led by Rage Sheldon (43) and Hunter Hilton (46). Olivet took fourth and shot a 197 as a team, led by Kam Porter (48) and Daniel Higgins (49).

Jonesville Jamboree (Mon.): Union City (214), Homer (215), and Quincy (245) finished fourth, fifth, and sixth place respectively at Mill Race golf course in Jonesville. The top four golfers for the Chargers were Jacob Haviland (53), Brandon Miller (53), David Katz (53), and Luke Vaccaro (55).

The Trojans’ top four were Josh Schlumm (49), Hunter Weeks (50), Greyson VanWert (55), and Alex Butler (61), while Quincy’s scorers were Lou Richardson (53), Noah Shilling (63), Mason Shilling (64), and Kabe Christian (65).


Harper Creek 8, Charlotte 0:

Singles: No. 1: Kendall Latshaw (HC) d. Long 6-1, 6-1; No. 2: Ranae Malone (HC) d. Luukonen 6-0, 6-0; No. 3: Kirsten Murphy (HC) d. Olson 6-0, 6-0; No. 4: Alicia Zeigler (HC) d. Wells 6-3, 6-0; Doubles: No. 1: Bela Ballez/Emma Moore (HC) d. Lupini/Yeager 6-1, 6-0; No. 2: Sydnie Weller/Katie Cwiakala (HC) d. Landis/Koeppen 6-0, 6-1; No. 3: Dani Waterman/Abby Simpson (HC) d. Gibbs/Cavazza 6-1, 6-0; No. 4: Kalli Sackrider/Emily Cwiakala (HC) d. Weissenborn/McCall.


(At) Olivet 105, Maple Valley 32: Shot put: Cole Decker (MV) 44-4; High jump: Colin Grady (O) 5-8; Long jump: Zach Wolcott (MV) 19-5.5; Pole vault: Dave Hewer (O) 10-0; Discus: Decker (MV) 123-1; 3,200 relay: Olivet 9:44.43; 110 hurdles: Silver Dotts (O) 17.28; 100: Chase Martin (O) 11.64; 800 relay: Olivet 1:39.33; 1,600: Collin Hannahs (O) 5:25.70; 400 relay: Olivet 46.88; 400: Deion Feldpausch (O) 56.88; 300 hurdles: Dotts (O) 44.60; 800: Feldpausch (O) 2:20.30; 200: Trent Carpenter (MV) 25.05; 3,200: Joel Fudge (O) 12:33.80; 1,600 relay: Olivet 3:54.30.


(At) Olivet 112, Maple Valley 24: Shot put: Morris (MV) 30-5; Pole vault: Stewart (MV) 7-6; High jump: Aleena Janousek (O) 4-10; Long jump: Noelle Rohde (O) 14-3.5; Discus: Morris (MV) 86-0; 3,200 relay: Olivet 11:10.62; 100 hurdles: Logan Kyre (O) 17.80; 100: Rohde (O) 14.17; 800 relay: Olivet 1:57.51; 1,600: Kaylee Richardson (O) 6:08.90; 400 relay: Maple Valley 1:03.17; 400: Teona Feldpausch (O) 1:09.68; 300 hurdles: Kyre (O) 53.75; 800: Morgan Greenman (O) 2:45.90; 200: Madison Dexter (O) 30.54; 3,200: Richardson (O) 13:16.90; 1,600 relay: Olivet 4:38.82.

Lakeview 138, (at) Mattawan 25: High jump: Rose Tecumseh (L) 4-8; Pole vault: Hannah Emery (L) 11-0; Long jump: Emery (L) 13-7; Discus: Gabriella Iagnocco (M) 90-6; Shot put: Brianna Cavinder (L) 35-7; 3,200 relay: Lakeview 10:46.84; 100 hurdles: Emery (L) 17.89; 100: Kalista Hubbart (L) 13.62; 800 relay: Lakeview 1:59.56; 1,600: Logann Haluszka (L) 5:40.44; 400 relay: Lakeview 55.77; 400: Lily Steinecke (L) 1:06.05; 300 hurdles: Jadeyn Edgerson (L) 54.86; 800: Haluszka (L) 2:35.36; 200: Alexis Williams (L) 29.17; 3,200: Maggie Farrell (L) 12:09.99; 1,600 relay: Lakeview 4:36.68.


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