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Prep Roundup: Spring Lake boys golf takes lead in O-K Blue Conference

Tribune Staff • Apr 25, 2017 at 12:47 AM

The Spring Lake boys golf team took over the top spot in the O-K Blue Conference on Monday after 

The Lakers carded a 162 to take top team honors, followed by Allendale (169), Grand Rapids Catholic Central (169) and Coopersville (208). 

Nick Kramer recorded a 36 to take top individual honors, while Chance Fry (42), Cole Postema (42) and Connor Tebelman (42) rounded out the scoring for Spring Lake. 

Junior varsity: the Spring Lake boys junior varsity squad took top team honors in the junior varsity competition.

The Lakers carded a 193, followed by Grand Rapids West Catholic (201) and Coopersville (207). 

SL girls soccer blanks Coopersville

The Spring Lake girls soccer team scored three goals in the second half to record a 4-0 shutout win over at Coopersville High School on Monday.

Sophomore Laney Peasley found junior Coco McKeough for the game’s first goal for Spring Lake. Then, junior Lilly Saunders put one in off the corner from a pass from senior Kaley George.

Junior Emily Batts scored two tough goals in the second half. One was from junior Maddy Wright and another off a pass from sophomore Keara Fritsche.

Sophomore keeper Gracie VanLangevelde recorded another shutout in net and sophomore Kate Gilchrist helped swing the second half momentum for the visitors from Spring Lake.

GH tennis falls to West Ottawa



The Grand Haven girls tennis team had a tough task against rivals West Ottawa on Monday, falling to the Panthers, 8-0.

Despite the loss, head coach Chris Wilton did have some silver linings to draw from.

“West Ottawa is pretty solid all the way down the line,” he said. “Our No. 3 singles player, Alyssa Yeager, is coming off an ankle injury, and she played a close match. Also, our No. 2 doubles team of Cauryn Nowicki and Carley Schmidt had a fairly tight match, as well.

“Another positive from the match was that our top four junior varsity players beat their top four performers. The team will get back to work tomorrow and get ready for the cross-town rivalry match with Spring Lake on Thursday at home.”

SL girls lacrosse cruises past Hudsonville

The Spring Lake girls lacrosse team started off their week on a high note, taking down Hudsonville on Monday, 17-2.

Scoring goals for the Lakers were: Kate Vinkemulder (4), Sophie Winn (3), Josie Brown (2), Macie Kosch (2), Meg Ready (2), Julia Clover (1), McKenzie Ely (1), Jillian Gable (1) and Audrey Van Linn (1).

On the circle, Kate Vinkemulder won the majority of the team’s draws, dictating the Lakers’ possession for most of the game.

Meg Ready had three assists for the evening to go with her two goals. Ground ball control was another high point for the Lakers with Julie Clover, Lauren Constantine and Kate Vinkemulder each recording four ground balls.

Josie Brown and Jillian Gable each snagged an interception on defense, as well.

The Lakers travel to take on Grandville on Wednesday at 6 p.m.

WMC soccer blitzes Manistee



The Western Michigan Christian girls soccer team didn’t waste any time establishing a lead against visiting Manistee on Monday.

The Warriors scored four minutes into the contest and added seven more first-half goals to mercy the Chippewas, 8-0.

Morgan Kinnucan and Kaylee Collins each scored two goals to lead the Warriors (4-3-1), while Emily Rosema, Lauren Myers, Claudia Kingma and Emily Myers each added one goal.

Ashlyn Lane recorded the shutout in net.

“This was obviously a good game to have on a Monday after being off for Prom this weekend,” said WMC head coach David Hulings. “It was good to see them figure things out and solve the offside trap. We won't see that much, if any, so it was great to watch them solve the problem.

“To keep the shut out, Ashlyn had a great save in the last 10 seconds. It is nice to see her do very little for 40 minutes and then have to make a big save. It was also nice to see multiple players make some great runs and score.”



Junior varsity: Western Michigan Christian defeated Manistee, 2-0. Adalya Liggett and Kayla Johnson each scored one goal.

WMCC softball sweeps Godwin Heights

The Western Michigan Christian and Muskegon Catholic Central co-op softball team hosted Godwin Heights for a doubleheader at home Monday and came out with wins in both games by the scores of 15-0 and 28-5.

In the opener, WMCC put 12 runs on the board in the first inning and cruised to a three-inning mercy win, 15-0. In addition to collecting seven hits, WMCC was the recipient of 15 walks, the last three of which plated the final three runs.

Rebecca Ter Haar (WMC) had two hits and drove in three runs, while Taylor Mosher (WMC) added one hit and three RBIs. Hannah Pell (WMC), Maria Sanocki (MCC), and Haylee Moser (WMC) each collected one hit and knocked in two runs.

Moser pitched three innings of 2-hit shutout ball to collect her fourth win of the season. She recorded six strikeouts and did not walk a batter.

In the second game, WMCC opened up a 3-0 lead in the top of the first, but Godwin Heights quickly closed the gap by pushing two runs across in the bottom of the frame. Godwin Heights then took the lead, 5-3, in the bottom of the second. WMCC came storming back, putting up a 10-spot in the top of the third and completing their scoring by plating another 15 runs in the top of the fourth. Once again, WMCC benefited from walks, receiving 18 free passes.

Moser pitched 2 and 1/3 innings of 1-hit relief to notch the win and also collected three more hits, while driving in four. Hannah Nestell (WMC) also drove in four runs, while collecting one hit. Pell contributed to the offense with two hits and four RBIs, while Ter Haar added three hits and three RBIs. Leah Sweetman (WMC) and Abby Sweetman (WMC) each had a hit and drove in three runs.

WMCC softball is now 5-3 on the season and 1-1 in Lakes Eight conference play.

"We came into today not taking anything for granted,” said WMCC coach Jeff Nestell. “I was glad to see us jump out to an early lead in the first game. We were also able to take advantage of the walks. Once again, Haylee pitched a great game, recording the shutout. I was also happy to see us come back in the second game.

“We took advantage of the walks and had some timely hits. Games like these are nice to win, but we also have to stick to our fundamentals and stick with our game plan, both at bat and in the field. We have a tough stretch coming up, so the next two days of practice will enable us to reinforce what we've been teaching all year and help us take our game to the next level.”

Fruitport girls tennis blanks GR Union

The Fruitport girls tennis team made short work of Grand Rapids Union on Monday, sweeping the Red Hawks, 8-0.

Picking up wins for the Trojans were: Rebekah Busscher, Trinity Busscher, Kaitlyn LaBash, Haleigh Winskas, Ashleigh Welty, Emily Dirkse, Rachel Weiland, Olivia Parling, Donnalee Gilbert, Ava Garvey, Katie Dirkse and Summer Woodring.

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