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Prep Roundup: GH volleyball finishes 1-3 at Portage Central Invite

Tribune Staff • Sep 26, 2016 at 12:13 AM

The Grand Haven volleyball team finished 1-3 at the Portage Central Invitational on Saturday. The Bucs dropped decisions to Fruitport (26-24, 22-25, 8-15), Rockford (14-25, 18-25) and Grand Rapids Christian (18-25, 14-25), before winning their final match of the night 25-17, 25-17.

Olivia Boeve recorded 21 kills, seven aces and 34 digs to lead the Bucs (33-6), while Cassidy Schumacher added 15 kills and 14 digs. Ashlyn Hall led the team in assists with 70, while Avolyn Lepo led the team in blocks with 14.

Junior varsity: The Grand Haven junior varsity team finished 2-2 on Saturday in the Gold Bracket of the Portage Central Invite. The Bucs defeated Forest Hills Central and Grand Rapids Catholic Central, but dropped matches to East Grand Rapids and Hudsonville.

Avery Strohmeyer recorded 15 kills and nine blocks to lead the Bucs, while Baby Hang added four aces and 18 digs. Rachel Hilburger led the team with 17 kills.

Fruitport volleyball finishes 2-2

The Fruitport volleyball team finished 2-2 at the Portage Central Invitational on Saturday.

The Trojans defeated Grand Haven (24-26, 25-21, 15-8) and St. Joseph (21-25, 25-19, 15-7), but lost matches to Rockford (19-25, 15-25) and Forest Hills Central (18-25, 25-18, 11-15).

Jordyn Carlyle recorded 27 kills, two aces and 16 digs to lead the Trojans, while Kelsey Schultz added four aces and 38 digs. Kailey Carmean had four aces and 266 assists; Kylie Oberlin added three ace, six blocks and 12 kills; Ally German had eight blocks and 14 kills and Katie Veihl added 11 kills and 24 digs.

Fruitport soccer routs Muskegon

The Fruitport boys soccer team scored four second-half goals on its way to a 6-0 shutout win over Muskegon on Saturday.

Forward Zack Shane recorded a hat trick and added one assist to lead the Trojans (7-6, 4-3 O-K Black), while Liam Parker, Eli Vermerris and Kaleb Krueger each added one goal and one assist.

Connon Weschem made three saves to record the shutout in net.

WMC boys tennis finishes fifth at GMAA city meet

The Western Michigan Christian boys varsity tennis team competed in the annual Greater Muskegon Athletic Association’s City Meet this past Saturday, recording 21 points to finish fifth out of six teams.

Whitehall finished first overall with 45 points, followed by Mona Shores (33) in second and North Muskegon (32) in third.

“I’m very proud of the way our guys played today,” said WMC head coach Smith. “Finishing in fifth place is still a great accomplishment for not only these guys, but also the WMC tennis program. You’ll notice that all of our guys finished either in the spot they were seeded at the beginning of the tournament, or they finished above their seed.

“Dan Davis at No. 4 singles, Nick Laham and Lane McIntyre at No. 2 doubles, and Silas Jeltema and Daniel VanBiesbrouck at No. 3 doubles. This shows that we played a good level of tennis today. We are so excited about the positive year we are having and also where our program is going in the future. We’ve laid some good ground work this year to build on for the future years.”

WMC cross county has strong showing at Oakridge Invitational

The Oakridge Invitational was split into two divisions, with Western Michigan Christian in Division 2, made up of MHSAA Division 3 and 4 schools.

The WMC girls team won their five-team division.

"We had a great day to race cross country, and the girls delivered some great performances,” said WMC girls’ coach Aardema. “Eight girls raced today, and we had four personal bests and two season bests. Like the boys, we put four runners on the awards stand today. Logan Williams, Sarah Vanderkooi, Josie Aardema and Chanaiya Richards all took home medals and we won the team trophy as well.”

Recording personal bests for the Warriors were: Logan Williams (also lowered her school record by 2 seconds), Emma Visker, Anna Weesies, and Leah Sweetman. Season bests were also recorded by Chanaiya Richards and Emma Brink.

The WMC boys team placed fourth out of six teams.

“Today, we faced great competition within our division in the meet, and overall, as the teams in the other division were very good as well,” said WMC boys’ coach Gould. “Of the nine boys that raced today, we had five personal bests and two others that ran season-best times. Twenty medals were awarded in each division, and the boys brought home four of them today. We knew we were going to be missing a couple athletes today, and the boys really stepped up.”

Recoding personal bests for the Warriors were: Eli Rotman, Brandyn Gould, Ben Garretson, Caleb Croft and David Clausing. Season bests were also recorded by Kyle Morris and Jacob VanderPloeg.

The Warriors start their Lakes Eight Conference competition on Tuesday in Ludington.

Bialik leads SL dive team

Audra Bialik led the Spring Lake diving team over the weekend, finishing in sixth place out of a field of 23 divers. Bialik recorded 314.4 points, while Ronnie Russell came in 11th place with 271.25 points.

SL JV spikers finish 4-1

The Spring Lake junior varsity volleyball team finished 4-1 at the Mona Shores Invitational on Saturday.

In pool play, the Lakers defeated Reeths Puffer (25-14, 25-17) and Ravenna (25-10, 25-13). In the quarterfinals, the Lakers then defeated crosstown rivals Fruitport (25-16, 25-15). In the semifinals, Spring Lake defeated Mona Shores (23-25, 25-17,15-7).

In the finals, the Lakers fell to Sparta (25-23,24-26,13-15).

Taylor Colquitt recorded 31 kills, 29 digs, five blocks and seven aces to lead the Lakers (19-3, 5-0 O-K Blue), while Abbi Perkins added 25 kills, six blocks and 10 aces.

Madeline Zenas had 104 assists, five blocks, and nine aces, while Julia Clover had a team-high 34 digs, nine kills and three aces.

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