Prep sports roundup: SL soccer strikes early, lightning late

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:44 AM

Adam Clauss scored both goals for the unbeaten Lakers, while Austin Gabris had both assists.

“It began lightning at halftime, and it never really rained, but it was lightning consistently,” said Spring Lake coach Jeremy Thelen. “We both had conference games the next day, so we both agreed to move on.”

The Lakers travel to Lakes Eight Conference foe Tri-County today.

Junior Varsity: The Lakers defeated Grand Haven’s freshmen team, 4-1.


Despite some issues on the greens, Spring Lake’s girls golf team had little trouble getting past Kenowa Hills on Monday, winning 198-228.

The match took place at Spring Lake Country Club.

The Lakers’ Karissa Raschke led the way with a 47, followed by Ginnie Olszewski with a 48. Kayla Krueger shot a 51, and Emma Conroy added a 52.

“We had a good bundling of scores, but those four girls had a total of 15 three-putts,” Lakers’ coach George Bitner said. “So we have some work to do on the putting green and the chipping green today.”

Junior Varsity: Spring Lake sent two teams to the Maple Hill Invitational on Monday. The Lakers’ A team won the event with a 203, while the B team was second at 215.

Erika Kugler, playing in her first match of the year, shot a 48 and won the long drive competition with a 240-yard tee shot. Emily Marine shot a 49, followed by Sammie Lewakowski (50) and Rachel Rantanen (51). For the B team, Jody Kremer shot a 52, followed by Katie Marous (453), Mackenzie Gravelyn (54) and Merelise Antekeier (63).


Grand Haven’s varsity boys tennis team swept all four doubles matches en route to a 5-3 win over O-K Red Conference foe Rockford on Monday.

The Bucs’ Cam Rickard and D.J. Thielbar won a tight 7-5, 6-3 win at No. 1 doubles, while Ryan Peterson and Craig Peplinski won 6-2, 6-2 at No. 2.

The Bucs’ third doubles team of Adam Carlisle and Reid Murphy won 6-3, 6-4, while Bryce Peterson and Evan Miller cruised to a 6-1, 6-3 win at No. 4 doubles.

Giving the Bucs the match victory was a win by Korey Searle at No. 1 singles. He lost the opening set to Tyler Kowalk, 6-0, but battled back for a 6-4, 6-2 victory.

Two other singles fights went three sets, including Finn Heins’ tough 7-5, 4-6, 6-1 loss at No. 2 and Varun Biddanda’s 4-6, 6-0-6-1 setback at No. 3.

At fourth singles, the Bucs’ Jeff Stevens suffered a 6-0, 6-0 loss.

“We played well tonight,” Grand Haven coach Jeremy Case said. “Rockford is a good team that is well coached. We are now 1-1 in the conference and travel to West Ottawa on Wednesday to play a team that is favored to win the conference.”

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