Prep Roundup: SL boys swim wins relay meet

Tribune Staff • Dec 6, 2016 at 12:21 AM

The Spring Lake boys swim and dive team hit the pool for their first exhibition contents at the Ludington Relay Meet, taking home first place overall.

The Laker divers stole the on the boards. Seniors Casey King and Gavin DeVries took first place with a duo score of 383.69. Individually, Casey scored 207.15 and Gavin came in at 207.65.

Sophomores Noah Locascio and Johnny Meulenbelt finished with 214.4 and 182.4, respectively, while Jacob Barnes finished with 80.5.

In the shallow end of the pool, the Laker swimmers tried out their sea legs for the first time this season with good results.

The Lakers were led by team captains, Sam Wolters and and Eric Schock, along with fellow captain DeVries. Schock led off the 200- yard backstroke relay with a 28.65 split, while Walters anchored the 200 medley relay in 24.85.

Newcomers Edward Lidke, Eric Geschiere and Braydon Rubleski had strong swims to contribute to the Lakers win.

“I was happy to see how the boys responded to their first competition and get some racing under their belt,” head coach Rob Peel said of the meet.

The Lakers will take on Grand Haven in both teams’ first dual meet of the season this Thursday at 6 p.m. at Spring Lake High School.

GH hockey freezes Jenison

The Bucs (and Lakers) brought their combined strength to the ice to streak past Jenison on Friday night, 7-2.

Alex Franczek tallied three goals on the night with two of them coming in the opening period, those assisted by Lucas Underwood and Branden Beeler. His third came in the second period, unassisted.

Austin Fox got involved in the first as well with an assist by his younger brother Cooper Fox.

Issac Moblo and Branden Beeler found the back of the net in the second period. Bradley Robertson, Underwood and Alex Weykamp dolled out the assists in the second.

The Buccaneer sticks finally cooled off in the third, scoring just one goal in the final period, courtesy of Ethan Pennington.

Mika Byar represented the Bucs between the pipes, allowing just two goals and earning the “W”.

Haven soccer earns Academic All-State honors

After a successful season on the pitch, including a 14-5-3 record, the Grand Haven boys soccer received a postseason award for their success in the classroom, as well.

The Buccaneer boys earned Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Team All-State Academic honors by having a qualifying team grade point average of 3.34.

In addition, seniors Ethan King, Mac Mahacek, Evan Ribbe and Drew VanAndel each earned Individual Academic honors for their achievements in the classroom.

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