2017-09-14 / Sports

Lapeer runners compete in SVL Jamboree


Lapeer’s Rebecca Deneweth finishes out her run at the SVL meet at Davison on Tuesday. 
Photo by Dan Brovont Lapeer’s Rebecca Deneweth finishes out her run at the SVL meet at Davison on Tuesday. Photo by Dan Brovont DAVISON – The Lapeer cross-country team traveled to Davison on Tuesday to compete against its Saginaw Valley League opponents in the first Jamboree of the season. The boys’ team took 10th place with 284 points. Saginaw Heritage was first with 22, Flint Powers Catholic second with 62 and Davison third with 88.

Dakotah DeShaw led the Lightning with a 46th-place finish in 19:21.81. Jay Moore was 65th in 20:58.99, Carter Cerny was 73rd in 21:58.02, Tom Weir was 80th in 22:36.17 and Christian Miller was 82nd in 22:41.65.

For the girls, Rebecca Deneweth finished 27th with a time of 22:26.94 to help Lapeer place eighth with 231 points. Bay City Western was first with 49, Midland Dow second with 51 and Saginaw Heritage third with 73.

Other times for the Lady Lightning include Morgan Turk in 39th in 23:07.71, Brooklyn George in 46th with a 23:51.32, Rebecca Schwab in 67th with a 25:44.09 and Alix Swett in 73rd with a 27:54.54.

Lapeer will be at the Michigan State University Spartan Invitational tomorrow. – A.V

Almont: The Raiders competed in the first BWAC Jamboree of the season on Tuesday. The boys’ team finished fifth overall out of eight teams with 116 points. Yale won the jamboree with 31 points. The Raiders were led by Jackson Brown, who ran 17:53.68 in eighth place. He was followed by Jack DeMara in 18:01.73 and 13th place. Sophomore Lucas Leid was the only other Raider to break 20, finishing in 18:59 and 24th place.

The girls’ team finished fifth overall of eight teams with 130 points. Armada won the meet with 45 points. Sophomore Katrina Kline was the first Almont runner to finish at 22:28 in 23rd place. Behind her was Erica Bailey at 24:04 and 27th overall. Kayla Pia and Tessa Weingratz also ran 24:09 and 24:24, respectively. – J.O.

Imlay City: Jake Swartz’s seventh place finish in 17:53.38 at the Blue Water Area Conference Jamboree lifted the Spartans to a fourth-place finish with a 105 on Tuesday. Yale was first with 31, Cros-Lex second with 42 and Armada third with 83.

Zak Kustowski finished 18th in 18:33.48, Cole Broecker was 25th in 19:01.23, Breydon Andrez was 27th in 19:14.32, Brandon Pries was 28th in 19:14.9, Avery Whitney finished 33rd in 19:51.57 and Colin Heeke was 38th in 20:24.23.

The Lady Spartans finished third at the BWAC Jamboree with 47 points, two points behind first-place Armada with 45 and tied with second-place Croswell-Lexington, that won based on higher finishes from its runners.

Jessica Denver was fifth in 21:27.19 to lead Imlay City. Carlee Forsyth was seventh in 22:04.78, McKinzie Winget was 10th in 22:07.06, Sarah Evans was 15th in 22:33.75, Sydney Kapushinski was 20th in 23:10.23 and Sarah Hubbard finished 26th in 23:59.11.

Imlay City will be at the Michigan State University Spartan Invitational tomorrow. – A.V.

LakeVille: Tuesday’s Genesee Area Conference meet saw the Lady Falcons finish eighth with 214 while the boys did not have a full roster to place as a team. Kailyn Allmon was the top runner for the girls in eighth in 22:28.13, Kate Finn was 32nd in 27:13.51, Andrea Erwin was 47th in 30:06.50, Charlie Reetz was 48th in 30:18.84 and Aubrie Beckley was 55th in 35:29.20.

The boys were paced by Jacob Allmon in 34th in 20:41.99, JJ Hook was 45th in 22:19.70, Gage Hook was 66th in 25:33.06 and in 70th was Michael Herron in 27:13.50. – B.P.

North Branch: The Broncos ran in the first TVC-East Jamboree of the season on Tuesday evening at Birch Run. The Lady Broncos finished 3rd out of six with 98 points. Frankenmuth won with 16 points. Caitlyn Rogers led North Branch, finishing in 23:12.94 for fifth overall. Allie Schlaud was behind her in 18th place with 25:01. Juniors Selena Nellenbach and Cloye Schram each cracked the top 30, running 26:32 and 26:48, respectively.

The North Branch boys finished in last place of five teams with 108 points. Caro won the race with 18 points. Senior Austin Pung finished 10th overall at 18:55. Behind him was Dylan Castle at 19:54 and 20th overall and Colton Maher at 20:34 and 23rd overall.

The Broncos run again on Saturday at the Reese Invitational. – J.O.


LakeVille: The Falcons managed just three shots on goal during Tuesday’s 5-0 loss at league opponent Byron. LakeVille’s Chris Mims had 24 saves in the first half before sharing duties with Sam Selesky, who had 17 in the second half. Austin Williams had eight steals to lead the Falcon defense. Kory Knickerbocker had two shots on goal and Marcus Leddick had one.

“I’m not losing sight of all the improvements made by the team during this season. We built our numbers from a team that dissolved mid-season last year due to lack of players to a solid team of 18 players,” said LakeVille coach Krista Daniels. “The Falcons have persevered in every single game, working to stay competitive against teams that had previously mercied us before the end of the first half. Our record does not show the improvements the players have made in ball handling skills and holding their lines on the field.”

LakeVille hosts Clio today at 4:30 p.m. and is at Montrose Tuesday. – A.V.


Almont 8, Imlay City 0


At Imlay City

No. 1 Singles — Griffin DePauw (AL) def. Jack Pierik, 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 — Thomas Manko, (AL) def. David Krahn, 6-1, 6-0

No. 3 — Adam Campbell (AL) def. Mitchell Allen, 6-0, 6-1

No. 4 — Nathan Castillo (AL) def. Jacob Edson, 6-1, 6-1


No. 1 — Kevin Heim-Caleb Schlanderer (AL) def. Andrew Nadrowski-Andrew Nadrowski, 1-6, 6-1, 6-2

No. 2 — Ethan Marcola-Robert Coenen (AL) def. Ross Edson-Logan Stoldt, 6-3, 6-1

No. 3 — Darren Herman-Gary Gerlach (AL) def. Daniel Krahn-Ricky Guerrero, 6-0, 6-1

No. 4 — Trey Bellanger-Grayson Barber (AL) def. Logan Stoldt-Hunter Abram, 6-0, 6-0 – L.P.

Lapeer 5, Mt. Pleasant 3

At Mt. Pleasant

No. 1 Singles 1 L. Lapoe (MP) def. Colby Bindschatel (L) 6-4, 6-4

No. 2 H. Fu (MP) def. Pierce Logan (L) 6-1, 6-1

No. 3 C. Driessnack (MP) def. Jacob Whitney (L) 6-1, 6-2

No. 4 James Bukowski (L) def. C. Mitchell (MP) 6-4, 6-3

No. Doubles Paul Kirschner / Garrett Pins (L) def. M. Slusher / A. Wegner (MP) 6-1, 6-0

No. 2 William Kirschner / Benjamin Rogers (L) def. D. Christiansen / T. Hartman (MP) 6-2, 6-0

No. 3 Jacob Garcia / Kyle Osentoski (L) def. B. Cox / T. Aufkolk (MP) 6-0, 6-1

No. 4 Carter Behnke / Joseph Hollyfield (L) def. K. Cadbury / L. Guan (MP) 6-3, 6-1

Dual Record: 3-2, Overall Record: 6-4-1 – L.P.


Almont/Capac: Almont topped Capac on Tuesday, winning 25-11, 25-17, 25-16. Almont is now 2-0 in the Blue Water Area Conference.

Meredith Rinke of Almont had four kills, one solo block, one ace and 10 digs. Lizette Sahagun had 15 assists, one kill, one solo block, two block assists, three aces and nine digs. Maria Bussone added nine kills and three aces. Rachael Schapman chipped in four kills, one solo block and one ace. Hannah Landerschire had three kills, one solo block and two block assists. Alex Winslow added two kills and three digs and Jaclyn Hellebuyck had 13 digs and three aces.

Shelby Husovsky led Capac with 16 digs. Alexys Anderson followed with eight digs and seven set assists. Kelsey Payne had two kills, four digs and two aces, Ally Dean had four digs and three kills and Kristen Payne had four digs. Izabelle Amador and Aubree Smith each had three digs and Tricia Pillsbury had three kills with one ace. Ellie Parski had one kill, one ace and one dig, Sam Hull had two digs and Shannon Taylor had one dig and one kill.

Almont is at Armada today while Capac hosts Richmond. – K.R/A.V.

Dryden: Tuesday’s matchup at home against Akron-Fairgrove turned into quite the back-and-forth battle but ended with Dryden losing, 17-25, 23-25, 25-16, 26-24, 13-15. Senior Kayleigh Hudson was key for the Cardinals with 42 assists while Lauren Trieloff’s fourth game consisted of seven points, four of which were aces.

Ally Sobek had six points in game two and 11 in the third game, Kellie Schenkel, Delaney Hull and Jordan Peters were all responsible for leading their squad in kills. Hull and Schenkel registered three blocks apiece.

“It was a tough loss tonight but everyone saw time on the floor,” said coach Jill Grusnick. “We celebrated our Pink Out night.” – B.P.

Imlay City: The Spartans were topped by Cros-Lex on Tuesday, falling 25-8, 25-22, 25-18. The Lady Spartans then turned their night around and beat Algonac 25-20, 25-17, 25-14.

Kendall Sommer, Ali Harper and Kaylee Rucker all put up six kills apiece. Catherine Lietz added five kills, five solo blocks and six assists blocks. Erika VanDerPloeg chipped in 31 assists and 21 service points with two aces. Claire Thibodeau had 17 digs and Brianna Booth added 11.

Imlay City is at the Capac Invitational on Saturday and hosts Richmond on Tuesday. – K.R.

LakeVille: The Falcons lost to Goodrich 25-9, 25-11, 25-14 Tuesday at LakeVille. Player stats were not provided. – L.P.

Lapeer: The Lady Lightning pulled out a win against Bay City Western on Tuesday. Lapeer fell behind in the first match, but came back to win 25-22. Lapeer then kept the momentum going in the second match to hold the lead the entire game and win 25-21. After jumping out to a 2-0 set lead, Lapeer fell behind in the third set and lost on a close call on the sideline, 25-20. Lapeer then took the next set, 25-20.

Teghan Hogan led the team with 10 kills. Halie Harris and Leah Bentley chipped in six kills each. Katelyn Johnson added 11 digs and Johanna Grupp had five blocks.

Lapeer is at the Marysville tournament on Saturday and at Saginaw on Tuesday. – K.R.

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