2018-02-08 / Sports

Lady Bobcats ski defeats Holly/Oxford, boys fall

BY KYLEE RICHARDSON 810-452-2632 • krichardson@mihomepaper.com

HOLLY – The Grand Blanc girls ski team defeated Holly/Oxford last week, 58-24, but the Grand Blanc boys lost, 45-27.

In the slalom, Mariah Foote took second, Jennifer Dutko took third, followed by Allison Morgan fourth, Ellie Behm fifth and Sarah Price sixth. In the giant slalom, Foote took first, Dutko was second, Gabrielle Pearce third, Behm fourth, Morgan fifth and Alexis Jackson seventh.

On the boys’ side, Garrett Shumaker set the pace for Grand Blanc in the slalom, finishing third. Max Benjamin was fourth, Michael Ottenbaker seventh and Matthew Ottenbaker eighth. Matthew Ottenbaker led the Bobcats in Thursday’s giant slalom, taking fourth. Shumaker was fifth, Thomas Wiggens sixth, Michael Ottenbaker eighth, and Benjamin finished in ninth.

Grand Blanc will be at Div. 1 regionals on Tuesday at Cannonsburg, hosted by Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern. Fenton/Linden, Flushing, Grand Haven/Holland Black River, Holly/ Oxford, KalamazooLoy Norrix/ Kalamazoo Central, Marquette, Okemos, Portage Central/Portage Northern, Rockford, Traverse City Central and Traverse City West will also be in attendance.

The Grand Blanc girls are currently 2-1 on the season with a first-place finish at the Boyne City Invite, while the Grand Blanc boys are 1-2 with a first-place finish at the Boyne City Invite. Div. 1 finals will be on February 26 at Boyne Mountain.

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