2018-10-11 / Sports

ROUNDUP


Left to right: Goodrich’s Cate DeSota, Coach Shelbie Edgett, Ellie Johnson, Coach Collin DeSota, Carmen Gonzalez, McKenzie Melosh, Aubrey Stockwell, Coach Nathanael DeSota, Coach Christina DeSota, Cassidy Bartkowiak, Not Pictured Curtice DeSota. Left to right: Goodrich’s Cate DeSota, Coach Shelbie Edgett, Ellie Johnson, Coach Collin DeSota, Carmen Gonzalez, McKenzie Melosh, Aubrey Stockwell, Coach Nathanael DeSota, Coach Christina DeSota, Cassidy Bartkowiak, Not Pictured Curtice DeSota. Equestrian

GRAND BLANC: The Grand Blanc Equestrian team, which consists of Madison Johnson and Alyssa Ethington, won Grand Champion at the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (MIHA) Division D Regional Championship September 28-30 at the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds. The title came down to the last event, but Grand Blanc pulled ahead to secure first place ahead of seven other teams. Grand Blanc will now represent District 11 as the two girls compete at the State Championships at the Midland County Fairgrounds October 11-14. – L.P.

GOODRICH: The Goodrich equestrian team competed in Div. B at the Michigan Interscholastic Horsemanship Association (MIHA), clinching the regional title for the fourth-straight year. The team was led by juniors Cassidy Bartkowiak and Curtice DeSota, sophomores Aubrey Stockwell and McKenzie Melosh and freshmen Cate DeSota, Carmen Gonzalez and Ellie Johnson.


Grand Blanc’s Madison Johnson and Alyssa Ethington won the Grand Champion title in Div. D at the Shiawassee Fairgrounds. Grand Blanc’s Madison Johnson and Alyssa Ethington won the Grand Champion title in Div. D at the Shiawassee Fairgrounds. Goodrich will be making its fifth-straight trip to the State Finals competing against nine other teams in Division B. Last year, Goodrich finished in third place and in 2016 were runners-up in Division A. – L.P.

CROSS COUNTRY

GOODRICH: The Goodrich boys were fourth with 141 out of 21 teams at the Greater Flint Championship on Saturday. Brighton took first with 38, Fenton second with 102 and Corunna third with 139.


Goodrich’s Jillian Lange finishes hard at the Greater Flint Championship on Saturday. Lange finished third. 
Photo by Jolette Rossi Goodrich’s Jillian Lange finishes hard at the Greater Flint Championship on Saturday. Lange finished third. Photo by Jolette Rossi Mark Wood led the Martians, finishing 12th in 16:38.53. Zach Duval took 30th in 17:14.8. Carter Lauinger was 32nd in 17:15.94. In 37th was Gabe Trudea in 17:21.3 and Drew Himmelspach was right behind with 18:21.82 to take 38th.

The Lady Martians were third with 143 out of 19 teams. Fenton took first with 69 and Flushing was second with 97.

Jillian Lange paced the Goodrich girls, taking third overall with 18:56.26. Raegan Lauinger was 20th in 20:42.26. Hannah Durant ran a 20:45.74 to take 21st. Noelle Morhman finished 29th in 21:07.03 and Sarra Watkins was 80th in 23:04.5.

Goodrich is at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational on Saturday. – K.R.

GRAND BLANC: The Grand Blanc boys placed sixth with 192 at the Greater Flint Championship on Saturday. Jackson Turnbow was the fastest Bobcat, finishing in 16:36 and ninth individually. Behind him were Johnathan Buck in 23rd at 17:05, Devin Miller in 28th at 17:13 and Carson Humphrey in 63rd at 17:58. Charles Powers finished in 18:14 and 78th, while Brian Simpson placed 95th at 18:44.

The Lady Bobcats took eighth with 188 at the Greater Flint Championship. Caitlin Rose nearly won the race individually, taking second place at 18:32, less than 2.5 seconds behind Fenton’s champion Alex Keiser. Lauryn Hoover also ran 21:26 in 34th, Lydia Minzey was 42nd at 21:43 and Kennedy Kuhlman finished in 22:06 and 56th place. Grand Blanc was rounded out with Samantha Lange, who ran 22:24 in 64th, and Taryn Kelly, who finished in 22:42 and 70th.

Grand Blanc runs Saturday at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational at Goodrich High School. — J.O.

SOCCER

GOODRICH: The Martians struck early and never looked back during a 5-0 win over Genesee Christian Tuesday. The win clinched the 14th-consecutive Genesee Area Conference title for the Martians, winning it every year since the league introduced soccer.

Hunter Haffner and Trevor Taylor both scored a pair of goals, while Riley Moore added the fifth. Assists went to Garret McGuffin, Hunter Stonerock and Ben Flotemersch on the day.

“It was a great night for Senior Night and the final 10 minutes of the regular season were shared by the seniors on the field together,” noted Goodrich coach Evan Huizenga. “Great atmosphere and great team win! Well played to capture the outright Genesee Area Conference championship!”

Last Wednesday, Goodrich tied 2-2 with Linden on the road.

Both Haffner and Taylor scored the team’s goals, with Taylor picking up the assist on Haffner’s goal.

Goodrich, 12-1-3, is now off until its first-round district game against Croswell-Lexington Monday. – A.V.

GRAND BLANC: The Bobcats fell to Midland Dow 3-1 in the Saginaw Valley League championship on Tuesday. Neither team scored during the first 80 minutes of regular play, resulting in a shootout. No overtime period was played due to darkness.

All three players from Midland Dow converted their kicks, while Keegan Hobson was the only Bobcat to successfully make his.

Grand Blanc, 13-6, was at Fenton on Wednesday following press deadlines and will open district play on Monday against Swartz Creek at 4:30 at Flushing middle school. – K.R.

SWIM AND DIVE

The Grand Blanc girls’ swim and dive team defeated Midland 128-58 Tuesday.

In the 200 medley relay, Grand Blanc finished first with Sophie Curtis, Sarah Anderson, Megan Sieloff and Tobi Whitmore touching in 1:59.93. The 200 freestyle saw Emma Francis win in 2:12.41 and Bailey Schultz picked up second in the 200 IM. Megan Sieloff was first in the 50 freestyle in 26.41 and Carolyn Hagler won the 1-meter dive with 244.45 points.

Curtis was first in the 100 butterfly in 1:03.98, Lexi Roth took first in the 100 freestyle in 59.78 and Sieloff won the 500 freestyle in 5:31.41. Grand Blanc was first in the 200 freestyle relay in 1:48.51 with Hallie Pruitte, Tobi Whitmore, Curtis and Sieloff. Elliot Merkel won the 100 backstroke in 1:09.36 and Andreson was first in the 100 breaststroke in 1:16.21. In the 400 freestyle relay, the Bobcats secured first in 4:05.93 with Pruitte, Roth, Emma Francis and Kaylie Ayers.

Last Thursday, the Bobcats defeated Bay City Western 113-72.

Curtis, Sieloff, Laurel Ferguson and Whitmore finished second in the 200 medley relay in 1:59.84. Sieloff was first in the 200 IM in 2:17.93, Curtis first in the 200 freestyle in 2:07.41 and Hagler first in the 1-meter dive with 210.2. Avery Rosebrough was second in the 100 butterfly in 1:15.23, Sieloff first in the 100 freestyle in 58.12, Curtis first in the 500 freestyle in 5:37.54 and Kaylie Ayers second in the 100 backstroke in 1:08.44.

Grand Blanc took first in the 200 freestyle relay with Whitmore, Annabeth Towarnicky, Sieloff and Curtis finishing in 1:47.93, Stephy Diaz was second in the 100 breaststroke in 1:18.62 and the team was second in the 400 freestyle relay with Halee Frame, Towarnicky, Jenna Nylander and Julia Groves finishing in 4:18.12.

Grand Blanc also defeated Midland Dow 114-72 last Tuesday and Brighton 118-68 on September 29.

The team competes in the statewide qualifying MISCA meet tomorrow and Saturday at Eastern State Michigan University. – A.V.

TENNIS

GRAND BLANC

Grand Blanc 5, Ann Arbor Skyline 3

Singles

No. 1 — Nikhil Gunaratnam (S) def. Stuart Johnston (GB) 6-1, 6-4

No. 2 — Jarett Sung (S) def. Daniel Rubin (GB) 6-4, 6-2

No. 3 — Caleb Czajka (GB) def. Kaelan Bonner (S) 7-5, 6-2

No. 4 —Andrew Hoover (GB) def. Sam Begosso (S) 6-1, 6-3

Doubles

No. 1 — Patrick Chatterton-Michael Chatterton (GB) def. Artur Kuchumov-Michael Zhou (S) 7-6(4), 6-1

No. 2 — Hayden Nyquist-Charles Slone (S) def. Noah Landon-Kethan Thomas (GB) 6-1, 7-6

No. 3 — Nirav Patel-Austin Zhang (GB) def. Ethan Sung-Aidan Osofisan (S) 6-2, 6-4

No. 4 — Ethan Neirink-Ryan MacDonald (GB) def. William Kersch-Nathan Quint (S) 6-3, 6-2 – A.V.

10-4-18
Saginaw Valley Championship

Midland Dow 31, Grand Blanc 24, Midland 16, Davison 13, Flint Powers 9, Lapeer 8, Saginaw Heritage 8, Bay City Central 6, Bay City Western 5, Mt. Pleasant 4, Bay City John Glenn 0

No. 1 Singles – Stuart Johnston (GB) def. Midland 10-2; def. Saginaw Heritage 10-4; def. Mt. Pleasant 6-1, 6-2; def. by Midland Dow 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 – Daniel Rubin (GB) bye; def. Lapeer 10-3, def. Midland 6-3, 6-1; def. by Midland Dow 6-3, 6-0

No. 3 – Caleb Czajka (GB) bye; def. Saginaw Heritage 10-2; def. Midland 6-2, 6-1; def. by Midland Dow 4-6, 6-2, 6-0

No. 4 – Andrew Hoover (GB) bye; def. Davison 10-2; def. Midland 6-3, 6-1; def. by Midland Dow 6-0, 6-3

No. 1 Doubles – Michael Chatterton/Patrick Chatterton (GB) bye; def. Flint Powers 10-6; def. Midland 6-3, 6-3; def. Midland Dow 4-6, 7-5, 6-2

No. 2 – Noah Landon/Jacob DeFriez (GB) bye; def. Lapeer 10-2; def. Midland 4-6, 7-5, 6-3; def. by Midland Dow 7-5, 6-2

No. 3 – Austin Zhang/Nirav Patel (GB) bye; def. Bay City Central 10-2; def. by Midland Dow 6-1, 6-0

No. 4 – Ryan MacDonald/Ethan Neirink (GB) bye; def. Flint Powers 10-3; def. Midland 10-3; def. by Midland Dow 6-3, 5-7, 6-2 – A.V.

VOLLEYBALL

GOODRICH: The Martians hosted Bendle and Imlay City for a tri on Monday with Goodrich defeating Bendle 25-6, 25-4, 25-12 and Imlay City 25-10, 25-9.

Olivia Francis pounded out 13 kills and had three aces and six digs. Kristen Jankowski dished out 30 assists and added three kills, an ace and five digs. Georgia Berger chipped in seven kills, an ace and six digs. Emma King had 17 digs, two aces and six assists and Autumn Teague added 14 digs, four aces and a kill. Taylor Niles had five kills, Danielle Dumoulin for kills, Mia Bastion two kills and a solo block and Kennedy Zarembski added three kills and three solo blocks. Paige Hunt added six aces and eight digs.

Goodrich is at Linden today and hosts Corunna on Tuesday. – K.R.

GRAND BLANC: The Bobcats needed four sets, but beat Flint Powers 25-17, 25-13, 22-25, 25-20 Tuesday.

Hannah Carnell had three aces, 13 kills, eight digs and a block, Kelsie Vanitvelt had 11 kills, 11 digs and a block and Alexxis Keahey-Haney had eight kills and seven digs. – L.P.

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