Prep roundup: Fruitport boys XC finishes second, Oleen tops conference

Tribune Staff • Sep 21, 2017 at 1:27 AM

The Fruitport boys cross country team took on the first O-K Black Conference Jamboree of the season on Wednesday, finishing tied for second with Jenison at 62 points.

Kenowa Hills took home top honors with 51 points. Reeths-Puffer finished fourth at 76, ahead of Mona Shores at 99. Grand Rapids Union took sixth with 173 points, well ahead of last-place Muskegon with 224.

Senior Cameron Oleen led the way with a first-place finish, coming in at 16:50. Brendan Deneen finished fourth overall at 16:56, while Jon Wildey came in at 18:12 to claim 12th place and round out the Trojans’ top-15 finishers.

Also scoring for Fruitport were Peyton Sharlow in 20th (19:01) and Kamren Vanos in 26th (19:31).

Trojan girls take third

The Fruitport girls cross country team also took on their first conference jamboree, finishing tied for third with 103 points.

Jenison took home top honors with 35 points, just edging Reeths-Puffer with 37. Kenowa Hills tied with Fruitport at 103, narrowly escaping Mona Shores with 104 points. Grand Rapids Union rounded out the conference in sixth at 167.

Sydney Bol (21:42) and Faith Clark (21:46) paced the Trojans, sneaking into the top-10 at ninth and 10th overall. Kendra Johnson followed in 17th (22:33), ahead of Kallie Fehler in 48th (26:09) and Kristen Lord in 51st (26:32) to round out the Trojans’ scoring team.

GH tennis falls to Grandville

The Grand Haven tennis team took on O-K Red Conference foe Grandville at home Wednesday, falling to the Bulldogs, 6-2.

Noah Bachmann and Riley Wilton took home victories for the Bucs. Wilton dismissed his No. 3 singles opponent in a quick two sets, 6-0, 6-1. Bachmann’s effort at No. 1 singles was pedestrian by his standards, downing his opponent in two sets, 6-4, 6-1.

“Noah and Riley played some high-quality tennis in the heat today,” Grand Haven head coach Chris Wilton said. “Meanwhile, our doubles teams competed for the most part today.”

The closest match of the day came at No. 2 doubles, where Chris Akselberg and Weston Taylor battled through a three-set marathon lasting over three hours to an eventual loss.

“They played very well together today, and almost pulled the match off,” Wilton said. “Our doubles teams were close in many of the sets, and they are taking some good strides and hopefully will have another chance to play these teams again.”

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