Prep Roundup: GH girls track scores wins by a point

For the second consecutive year, Grand Haven's girls track and field team scored a one-point victory over Jenison.
Tribune Staff
Apr 13, 2012

“At the end of the meet, the Jenison coach, Jason Schalk, came over to our girls, congratulated them, then jokingly added that he was tired of losing to us by one point,” said Buccaneers’ coach John Tarr, whose team won, 69-68.

Kaeding Skelton had a fantastic meet for the Bucs as she won the shot put (33 feet, 8 inches), the discus (88-3) and the high jump (4-11).

Julia Stock added a pair of first-place finishes, winning both the 1,600-meter run (5:28.83) and the 3,200 run (11:42.80). Priscilla VanHeest took second in the 1,600 and was also second in the 800 run.

The Buccaneers’ boys fell in a close meet to Jenison, losing 75-61.

Grand Haven won a pair of relay events. Schalk Vanniekerk, Ryan Duff, Alex Cramer and Justin Pippel won the 3,200 relay at 8:44.18. In the 1,600 relay, Ben Comai, Cramer, James DeWitt and Vanniekerk won with a time of 3:38.01.

Duff took first place in the 1,600 and 3,200 runs.

James DeWitt won both hurdles events for the Bucs, while Cramer won the 400 dash and Vanniekerk took first in the 800 run.

LAKERS’ BASEBALL TOPS R-P

Sophomore Dillon Groover was outstanding in his first varsity outing on the mound, helping Spring Lake defeat Reeths-Puffer, 4-3.

Groover limited the Rockets to four hits and one earned run in 6 2/3 innings.

Brian Chappell closed out the game, getting the final out with two runners on base.

SL TENNIS WINS BIG

Spring Lake’s varsity girls tennis team scored a pair of 8-0 wins the past two days, defeating Zeeland West on Wednesday and Coopersville on Thursday.

Only one match went to three sets as the Lakers’ Abbey Cook defeated Coopersville’s Taylor Curtis at No. 1 singles, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.

WMC BASEBALL WINS

Western Michigan Christian opened the River Valley Conference baseball season Thursday with a 13-8 win over Hudsonville Freedom Christian.

Junior Austin Sandin pitched the entire game for the Warriors and had six strike outs.

Freshman Logan Waller led the hitting attack for WMC, going 2-for-3 with a triple and a double.

WARRIORS' SOCCER MERCIED

Mona Shores scored three goals the first half and added five the second half to hand WMC its first loss of the season, 8-0.

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