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Prep Roundup: SL girls golf wraps up conference jamboree season

Tribune Staff • Sep 27, 2016 at 11:56 PM

The Spring Lake girls golf team finished its eighth and final O-K Blue Conference jamboree on Tuesday, carding a 157 to take first-place honors at the Mines Golf Course in Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids West Catholic finished second with a 185, while Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian finished third with a 192. Grand Rapids Catholic Central and Coopersville finished tied for fourth (193), Comstock Park finished sixth (209), Sparta finished seventh (219) and Allendale finished eighth (297).

Sophomore Hannah Klein and junior Madelyn Nelson both carded 38s to share individual medalist honors to lead the Lakers, while senior Jaedyn Shelton added a 39 and senior Jackie Olszewski carded a 42 to round out the scoring for Spring Lake.

“Yesterday, Hannah shot a 48 at the same course,” said Spring Lake coach George Bitner. “I was pretty pleased with how she responded today. She hit nothing but pars and bogeys, so that worked out well for her.

“I think today’s results really show how deep we are as a team.”

The Lakers now prepare for the O-K Blue postseason tournament on Thursday at the Meadows Golf Course on the campus of Grand Valley State University.

GH soccer edges West Ottawa

The Grand Haven boys soccer team defeated O-K Red Conference foe West Ottawa on Tuesday, 2-1.

Grand Haven senior Mason Mahacek scored the game’s first goal off a corner kick from Mason Harloff midway through the first half.

West Ottawa evened the match with 13 minutes remaining in regulation after one of their players put the ball into the back of the net off a long free kick. Less than a minute later, Grand Haven would take the lead back for good, when junior Andy Krapohl sent a long free kick at the West Ottawa goal and somehow managed to skip it in off the wet grass and into the back of the net.

Jake Thayer was in goal for Grand Haven, which improves to 6-3-3 overall and 5-1-1 in the league.

SL soccer draws with Allendale

The Spring Lake boys soccer team played to a 2-2 tie with Allendale on Tuesday at Allendale High School.

Dylan Constantine and Baruch Kamps each scored one goal to lead the Lakers.

The game was suspended due to darkness and an official ruling has not been made on whether the two teams will play an overtime session at a later date or not.

Fruitport boys soccer blanks Kenowa Hills

The Fruitport boys soccer team continued to flex its offensive muscles after an 8-0 win over Muskegon on Saturday. The Trojans added another 8-0 win over O-K Black Conference foe Kenowa Hills on Tuesday.

Logan Fielding and Zack Shane both scored two goals and added one assist to lead the Trojans (8-6, 5-3 O-K Black), while Brendan Kemme and Noel Gonzalez each tallied their first career goal on the night. Isaac Fitzgerald and Liam Parker both added one goal to round out the scoring for the Trojans.

Keeper Connor Werschem made six saves in goal to record the shut out.

“The next three games are going to be real tests for us, as they are all teams we lost to the first time around,” said Fruitport coach Greg Kobylak. “We are looking for a few better results as we get ready to end the season on a high note and prepare for the district tournament.”

The Trojans host Jenison on Thursday.

SL spikers take four-set win over Comstock Park

The Spring Lake volleyball team hosted Comstock Park Tuesday evening, defeating them in four tightly contested sets (25-21, 25-20, 17-25, 25-21).

The Lakers improved to 8-12 overall and climbed to .500 in conference play at 3-3.

Malea Tanner and Jencen Sabo commanded the service line, both firing off four aces. Olivia Grimmer once again led the tem in kills with 13, while Isabel Donnelly followed close behind with 12.

Lauren Hellman and Donnelly locked down the net with three blocks apiece. The entire team benefitted from Caitie Estep who racked up 46 assists.

Junior varsity: The Laker JV squad took another sweeping win, improving to 2-0 overall.

Freshmen: The freshmen team won in two sets.

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