Even though he felt his Spring Lake varsity girls soccer team dominated the majority of action against host Fruitport on Thursday in the Division 2 district semifinals at Fruitport High School, Jeremy Thelen's Lakers squad still had to hold on for dear life to put away the Trojans for a third and final time this season.
Western Michigan Christian scored two goals the first half and added three more the second half in a space of about five minutes to rout Muskegon Catholic 5-1 on Thursday night, advancing to Saturday's Div. 4 district final at Warrior Field.
Spring Lake's varsity golfers entered Thursday's district tournament at The Links at Bowen Lake simply hoping to qualify for next week's regional event.
It turns out, the Lakers didn't need to sweat finishing in the top six - they finished No. 1.
Spring Lake was a surprise winner at the event, turning in a team score of 328, one stroke better than Kenowa Hills. Forest Hills Eastern was third at 338, while Cedar Springs and Comstock Park each shot a 340.
Off the soccer field, sisters Katie and Molly Miedema look quite a bit alike, although it's certainly possible to tell the two apart.
Put them on the soccer field, however, and the sisters, who were born 18 months apart, are nearly identical.
It's considered one of the busiest weeks of the year in prep sports, and area schools from Grand Haven, Spring Lake, Fruitport and Western Michigan Christian will be immersed in several activities, cumulating with state and district finals on Saturday.