ALBION – Victory Park was a fitting site for the Harper Creek boys and Lakeview girls cross country teams on Wednesday, as each ran to wins in the Concord Invitational.
In the 12-team girls competition, Lakeview finished with 30 points behind a first-place finish from Maggie Farrell in 18 minutes, 4.53 seconds. Harper Creek was second with 109, followed by Marshall in third with 109 and St. Philip in 11th with 238.
Also scoring for the Spartans were Sarah Lyon (fourth, 20:09.24); Maggie Wood (fifth, 20:13.73); Hannah Lyon (ninth, 20:52.05) and Taylar Coyer (11th, 20:55.45).
Harper Creek’s top runners were Allegra Baird (14th, 21:38.43); Danielle Stewart (17th, 21:38.43); Emma Berning (23rd, 22:26.25); Catie Scott (28th, 23:05.71); and Julianna Adams (29th, 23:07.24).
Marshall was paced by Rachel Schoepke (sixth, 20:28.30); Ava Klein (16th, 21:55.43); Abby St. John (19th, 22:05.46) and Meagan Schoepke (30th, 23:10.92).
St. Philip was led by Ava Strenge (second, 18:42.12); Meagan Casterline (46th, 24:13.67); Irene Hibbard (81st, 26:28.92); Lilly Schulz (97th, 27:43.80); and Mae Dustin (115th, 29:27.48).
In the 11-team boys race, Harper Creek finished with 60 points. Lakeview was third with 94, Marshall fourth with 110 and St. Philip was seventh with 168.
Harper Creek was led by Drew VanWagner (third, 17:24.28); Tommy Shaw (fifth, 17:37.80); Devon Funk (11th, 17:52.55), Drew Haller (20th, 18:15.31) and Jaden Costa (30th, 18:44.06).
Marshall was led by Calvin Smith (10th, 17:50); Garrett Bailey (15th, 18:01); Drew Deitrich (27th, 18:35); Brett Carlisle (32nd, 18:49) and Emmett Rosenzweig (40th, 19:20).
St. Philip’s top runners were Jack Greenman (eighth, 17:46.59); Kenny Wojick (22nd, 18:21.28); Davis Spencer (53rd, 19:45.89); Drew Lantinga (54th, 19:49.64) and Ben Rutherford (56th, 19:53.22).
Tekonsha was paced by David Frederick (ninth, 17:48.69); Calvin Blue (17th, 18:06.46); Ken Morgensai (81st, 20:58.19); Blaine Shedd (128th, 23:32.98) and Samuel Kiessling (153rd, 29:59.02).
HARPER CREEK 1, THREE RIVERS 0: Logan Mays provided the game’s only goal, while Archie Hantz made nine saves in goal to secure the shutout for Harper Creek (2-4-1).
PENNFIELD 8, OLIVET 0: Pennfield’s Archie Smith and Chase Austin scored three goals apiece in the mercy-rule victory for Pennfield. Also scoring for the Panthers (4-1) were Matt Hanks and Connor Davis, with two assists from Smith and an assist apiece from Ausin, Charlie Halt and Keith LeRoux. Keith Browand made five saves in goal to secure the shutout.
(AT) MARSHALL 1, MASON 1: After falling behind by a goal midway through the second half, Marshall tied the defending Division II state champions on a long-range goal from Dustin Lutz. The Redhawks remain unbeaten with a 3-0-2 record.
PORTAGE NORTHERN 3, BATTLE CREEK CENTRAL 1: Cesar Duran scored unassisted while Isaac Engelhardt made nine saves in goal for Battle Creek Central (2-5, 0-1 SMAC).
COLDWATER 8, MARSHALL 0: Coldwater opened up its new tennis complex and won this Interstate Eight Conference matchup behind victories from Kameron Miller (No. 1 singles); Shane O’Grady (No. 2 singles); Austin Butler (No. 3 singles); Porter Skidmore (No. 4 singles); Mitchell Duda and Christian Pine (No. 1 doubles); Sam Morrison and Noah Waterbury (No. 2 doubles); Alex Keplinger and Kyle Krzyzanski (No. 3 doubles) and Jake Matevia and Blake Yates (No. 4 doubles).
HARPER CREEK 8, JACKSON NORTHWEST 0: The Beavers swept the Interstate Eight Conference matchup with wins from Djordje Leverda (No. 1 singles); Andrew Yeck (No. 2 singles); Matt Davis (No. 3 singles); Max Wilcox (No. 4 singles); Mason Bauer and Heyer (No. 1 doubles); Eric Calhoun and Cole Hammock (No. 2 doubles); Jordan Robinson and Landen Berry (No. 3 doubles) and Christopher Rau and Kent Busniewski (No. 4 doubles).
VICKSBURG 5, GULL LAKE 3: Posting wins for the Blue Devils were Trenton Quartermaine (No. 3 singles); Keyshawn Wilson and Danny Keene (No. 1 doubles) and Caleb Collard and Caleb Soule (No. 2 doubles).
GULL LAKE 8, KALAMAZOO CENTRAL 0: Gull Lake swept the Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference matchup with wins from Eli Wisser (No. 1 singles); Drew Gilmer (No. 2 singles); Trenton Quartermaine (No. 3 singles); Will Weiss (No. 4 singles); Keyshawn Wilson and Danny Keene (No. 1 doubles); Caleb Collard and Caleb Soule (No. 2 doubles); JT Mansager and Nate Alpers (No. 3 doubles) and Riley Pennock and Shannon Heruben (No. 4 doubles).
PORTAGE CENTRAL 8, LAKEVIEW 0: Lakeview fell to 4-2 on the season after losing this Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference match against the defending Division II state champion Mustangs.
PORTAGE NORTHERN 8, (AT) BATTLE CREEK CENTRAL 0: The Bearcats lost this Southwestern Michigan Athletic Conference contest to fall to 0-3 overall and 0-2 in the league.
GALESBURG-AUGUSTA 5, (AT) THREE RIVERS 2: The Rams won the match behind wins from Branden Burrill (No. 3 singles); Caleb Lear (No. 4 singles); Zack Nantz and Nick Spencer (No. 1 doubles); Dalton Shaffer and Cameron Rupert (No. 2 doubles); and Toby Lear and Markus Lamphear (No. 3 doubles).
GIRLS SWIMMING & DIVING
HARPER CREEK 123, (AT) COLDWATER 61 (TUE.): Harper Creek cruised to the victory behind victories from the Beavers’ 400 medley relay team of Kelsea Popps, Jenna Wager, Alysa Wager and Elisabeth Wolf (2:02.56); Jena Wager in the 200 IM (2:29.59) and the 100 breaststroke (1:16.57); Alysa Wager with a state qualifying time in the 50 freestyle (25.82); Devon Larson in diving; Alysa Wager in the 100 butterfly (1:03.93); Wolfe in the 100 freestyle (59.82); Popps in the 100 backstroke; and the 400 freestyle relay team of Alysa Wager, Popps, Wolfe and Jena Wager (4:12.85).
Coldwater’s Kordelia Ulrich won the 200 freestyle (2:22.30) and the 500 freestyle (6:16.33). The Cardinals’ 200 freestyle relay of Kelly, Rodgers, Marsh and Ulrich also posted a win (1:56.75).
(AT) LAKEVIEW 3, ST. JOSEPH 2: The Spartans hung on to win the five-set match by scores of 25-13, 22-25, 26-28, 27-25 and 15-9. Leading Lakeview (8-2, 1-0 SMAC) were Rose Tecumseh with 16 kills and one ace; Karli Kucharczyk with 18 kills, six blocks and 13 digs; Sidney Schiller with 21 kills, five blocks, 12 digs and one ace; Emily Eldridge with four blocks, three aces and 14 digs; and Emma Morey with 54 assists.
(AT) STEVENSVILLE LAKESHORE 3, BATTLE CREEK CENTRAL 0: The Bearcats fell on the road by scores of 12-25, 13-25 and 12-15. Arianna Smith had two aces and three kills; Atira Dotson had two blocks and Asjha Holdin had six digs.
ST. PHILIP 4, CAMDEN-FRONTIER 0: The Fighting Tigers swept the doubleheader by scores of 25-11 and 25-17 followed by 25-18 and 25-18. Leading St. Philip were Kameron Haley with seven kills, five aces and 18 digs; Maya Segovia with seven kills and three blocksl Maddie Hallacy with three kills and four blocks; Kirstin Finnila with five kills and 17 digs; Abby Austin with 19 assists and Taylor Pessetti with 12 assists and three aces.
PENNFIELD 3, COMSTOCK 1: Pennfield won the non-conference match by scores of 19-25, 25-23, 25-23 and 25-10. Leading the Panthers were Alicia Lake with nine kills and seven blocks; Jaylyn Shepard with seven kills; and Emily Biergeder and Hannah Denton with four aces apiece.
(AT) PITTSFORD 4, COLON 0: Pittsford swept the Southern Central Athletic Association doubleheader by score of 25-10 and 25-5 and then 25-12 and 25-14. Colon was led on the day by Gretta Minor with four kills, Brianna Vinson with seven assists and Sydney Tomlinson with five digs.
QUINCY TRI-MEET: The Orioles defeated Hudson (25-4, 25-11) and Vandercook Lake (25-18, 16-25, 15-9). Quincy was led on the day by Allison Parshall with 29 assists and two aces; Victoria Waligora had 11 kills; Riley Rakocy had nine kills and Hannah Economou had 11 kills.
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