MARSHALL – Harper Creek’s Sydney Leatherman carded a 90 and the Marshall girls golf team recorded a 410 on Friday at the Marshall Country Club, each score a runner-up finish and good enough to advance to the MHSAA State Finals.
Stevensville Lakeshore won the Division 3 regional with a 405, followed by Marshall in second with a 410 and Three Rivers in third with 412.
The top three teams and top three individuals on non-qualifying teams advance to the Finals, and while Harper Creek lost a tiebreaker to finish in eighth place with a 425, Leatherman will represent the Beavers at the Division 3 Championships at Bedford Valley Golf Club, Oct. 14-15.
Leading Marshall to the Finals were Karlee Malone (98), Jill Konkle (100), Loren Bates (106) and Elisa Saari (106).
“I’ve got a couple seniors and a couple young ones,” said Marshall coach Dick Hamilton. “Conditions were good. We shot what we’ve been shooting all year. It’s an experience for them and the young ones. All we’ve got to do now is travel to Bedford Valley.”
Scoring for Harper Creek were Leatherman, Jacqueline Green (104), Emily Vahs (114) and Ashton Rowe (117).
Plainwell’s Madison Tram was the overall medalist with an 89.
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DIVISION 4 AT PERRY (WED.): Olivet placed 11th with a 502 at Glenbrier Golf Course, and the Eagles Logan McClane was the overall runner-up with a 92 to advance to the MHSAA State Finals. Also scoring for Olivet were Emily McAdam (122), Abby Sefcik (136) and Aspen Bashore (152).
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DIVISION 3 AT THREE RIVERS/VICKSBURG: Coldwater finished runner-up to advance to the MHSAA State Finals, Oct. 14-15 at Kalamazoo College’s Stowe Stadium and Western Michigan University.
St. Joseph won the regional, followed by the 10th-ranked Cardinals in second with 18. Coldwater head coach Jeremy Gump was named the Regional Coach of the Year.
Kameron Miller (No. 1 singles), Shane O’Grady (No. 2 singles) and Austin Butler (No. 3 singles) posted runner-up finishes to lead Coldwater. Butler’s semifinal victory was the 100th of his career.
DIVISION 4 AT GRAND RAPIDS SOUTH CHRISTIAN: Gavin Miller earned the lone team point for Galesburg-Augusta with a 7-6 (6), 5-1 (default) victory over Kelloggsville at No. 3 singles.
COLDWATER 4, (AT) EDWARDSBURG 1: Division 2 seventh-ranked Coldwater tied the school record for wins in a season, improving to 16-1-1 on the season. Brandon Cortes scored two goals, while Mohamed Nagi and Jonathon Brownell also scored. Anas Asker and Shuaib Aljabaly had two assists apiece. In goal for the Cardinals, Balal Nasser made four saves, allowing the lone goal on a penalty kick to end a 10-game shutout streak.
BATTLE CREEK CENTRAL 7, KALAMAZOO HOME SCHOOL 1: Cesar Duran had four goals and one assist in leading Battle Creek Central. Carlos Ramos had two goals and an assist and Alex Hernandez also scored, as Isaac Engelhardt made seven saves in goal.
(AT) BRONSON 3, CASSOPOLIS 0: Class C second-ranked Bronson swept the match on ‘Block Out Cancer Night,’ raising $4,000 as the team recognized Bridget Mayer, Marcia Albright and Scott German. Leading the Vikings on the court were Keona Salesman with seven kills, six digs and four aces; Kiera Lasky with eight aces and eigth digs; Allison Sikorski with four kills and eight digs; Ashton Wronikowski with five kills and two digs; Jill Pyles with six kills, five blocks and two aces; Clare Mayes with four kills and three digs; and Kiana Mayer with 27 digs, eight assists, two kills and one ace.
OLIVET 3, GALESBURG-AUGUSTA 0: Olivet won by scores of 25-20, 25-16 and 25-14. Leading the Eagles (9-10-3, 3-2 Greater Lansing Athletic Conference) were Bailey Hoffman with nine kills, 10 digs and two aces and Karli Corey with 20 assists.
(AT) MENDON 3, ATHENS 1: Athens fell by scores of 9-25, 17-25, 27-25 and 19-25. Leading the Indians (14-12-4) Aubrey Cole with 19 digs and one ace; Tayler Eutsey with 11 kills and 13 digs; Rachel Nobach with seven kills, 20 digs and one block; Josie Lamson with 22 assists and 12 digs and Lexi Goss with three kills, three digs and five blocks.
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