Prep sports roundup: A doubles sweep leads GH tennis to title

All four of Grand Haven's doubles teams won flight championships, propelling the Buccaneers to victory in their home tournament on Saturday.
Tribune Staff
Sep 10, 2012


The team of Cam Rickard and D.J. Thielbar took first place at No. 1 doubles, while Ryan Peterson and Craig Peplinski won at No. 2. Adam Carlisle and Reid Murphy captured the championship at No. 3, while Bryce Peterson and Evan Miller were victorious at fourth doubles.

The Buccaneers’ Korey Searle also won at No. 1 singles, giving his team 19 points. Zeeland East was second with 17 points, followed by Grand Rapids Catholic Central with 11 points and Fruitport with one point.


Fruitport’s varsity boys soccer team suffered a hard-fought 1-0 loss to Mona Shores on Saturday.

The Trjans slip to 4-3-2 on the season.

Goalie Loghan Stong made nine saves on 10 Sailors’ shots. Fruitport managed three shots on Mona Shores’ goal.

Jacob Carlson scored the game’s lone goal, assisted by Nate Majeski.

Joey Wolffis made five stops in net for the Sailors (4-1-1).


Spring Lake’s girls golf team tightened its grip on the top spot in the Lakes Eight Conference with a win at the Ludington Jamboree on Friday.

The Lakers won the event with a team score of 198, giving them 795 total strokes. They lead second-place Ludington (870 strokes) by 75 shots going into Tuesday’s final league jamboree of the season. That event will take place at the Lakers’ home course of Spring Lake Country Club.

Karissa Raschke was the Lakers’ low scorer with a round of 44, followed by Ginnie Olszewski with a 49. Emma Conroy shot a 50, and Kayla Krueger added a 55.

“The unique thing about them, our top four scorers were two freshmen and two sophomores,” said Spring Lake coach George Bitner, who added that the match was played in a steady downpour.

The nine-hole Ludington Jamboree was mixed in with the 18-hole Ludington Invitational, which was won by Mona Shores with a 331. East Kentwood was second at 367. Spring Lake placed fifth with a 405.

Raschke’s 18-hole total of 93 led the Lakers, followed by Conroy’s 98. Olszewski added a 101, and Faith Lee finished with a 113.

With the Lakers Eight title virtually wrapped up, Bitner is able to look ahead at his team’s prospects down the road.

“I think we have a chance to win our regional if we cut down on our ugly shots and our four putts,” Bitner said.





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