The Grand Haven boys cross country team placed runner up at the West Ottawa Bredeweg Invitational on Saturday, taking second to a very strong Grandville team.
Leading the Buccaneers was Joe Sherman, who ran an impressive time of 17 minutes, 13 seconds, beating his previous best time by 31 seconds and finishing sixth overall.
“Joe Sherman ran an amazing race today by passing six or seven guys in the last 400 meters and finishing in the front pack,” Bucs’ coach John Tarr said. “He’s really maturing this year and running well.
“Once again, the boys ran in a strong pack, keeping their composure through the first mile and picking off opponents confidently in the last mile.”
The Bucs’ other medalists were Kyle Funk (17:46) in 16th place, Andrew Tafelski (17:47) in 17th and John Miles (17:48) in 18th.
Also scoring for the Bucs were Brent Petersen (17:58) in 24th place. Jordan Diephouse (18:02) and Austin Bessinger (18:12) also ran well for Grand Haven.
FPT BOYS SOCCER TIES STATE CHAMPS
The Fruitport boys soccer team tied defending state champs Grand Rapids Covenant Christian on Saturday, 1-1.
The Trojans struck first on a Nick Carrier goal, but Fruitport couldn’t withhold GRCC’s attack. The Cougars scored with 9:16 remaining to tie the game.
“It was an even match of two skilled, fast and physical teams,” said head coach Greg Kobylak. “I can see why they are undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the state.”
HAVEN TENNIS CLAWS PAST ‘CATS
Grand Haven’s varsity tennis team scored a solid 7-1 win over Jenison on Monday.
At third doubles, the Bucs’ Brendon Vanderstel and Simon Herndl needed a tiebreaker to win the first set, 7-6 (1), then cruised to a 6-2 win in the second set.
Mason Mitchell and Kendrick Smith were down 4-3 in the third set at fourth doubles before winning three consecutive games to win the match, 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.
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