LAKER TENNIS FINISHES THIRD
The Spring Lake boys tennis team competed at the Holland Quad on Saturday and came in third place with nine points.
The No. 3 doubles team of Dawson Sherman and A.J. Dalman and No. 4 doubles team of Alex Matthew and August Druzgal led the way for the Lakers, as both duos finished runners-up in their divisions.
Sherman and Dalman defeated Greenville 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 doubles and also picked up a win over Northview 6-3, 6-3, while Mathew and Druzgal defeated Greenville and Holland at No. 4 doubles.
Also picking up wins for the Lakers were: Eduard Lidke at No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 7-5 win over Greenville; Josh Duer picked up a win over Greenville (6-2, 6-4) at No. 2 singles; Callum Saxe recorded a win over Greenville 6-4, 6-1 at No. 3 singles; Jonah Schmuker and Stephen Zambiasi defeated Greenville 6-1, 6-0 at No. 1 doubles; Connor Saxe and Jack Lauinger defeated Greenville 6-0, 6-0 at No. 2 doubles;
The Lakers host Comstock Park today in O-K Blue Conference action.
LAKER SWIMMERS TAKE TOP HONORS
The Spring Lake girls swimming and diving team took home their first victory of the year Saturday, winning the Spring Lake Invitational.
"The girls were really excited to swim today, and it showed in the pool," said Spring Lake head coach Byron Kelly."
Leila Kahler recorded a first-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 2 minutes, 1.94 seconds and in the 500 freestyle with a time of 5:27.53. Sophomore Eliza Hulverson had a great day, qualifying for state in two individual events. She recorded state-cut times in the 200 IM (2:19.11) and the 100 backstroke (1:03.66).
Also turning in great swims for the Lakers were Avery Flynn, Louise Vega and Ellie Vega in the 500 freestyle, while Ellie Higgs also turned in an all-time best performance on the diving board, taking first place.
The Lakers return to the pool on Tuesday as they travel to take on East Grand Rapids.
TROJAN SOCCER FALLS TO GR UNION
The Fruitport boys soccer team fell to Grand Rapids Union on Saturday by a score of 3-1 in O-K Black Conference action.
The Red Hawks jumped out to an early lead, as they scored on a counterattack and a direct kick in the first 15 minutes to take a 2-0 lead. The Trojans fought back and the game evened out but remained 2-0 heading into halftime.
In the second half, the Trojans got on the board as Cody Mayette's header off a long throw-in from Austin Golden beat the Union goalkeeper to cut the deficit to 2-1. Fruitport continued to assert pressure and had several opportunities to score, but was unable to find the equalizer.
The Red Hawks tacked on an insurance goal with a minute remaining. The Trojans outshot the Red Hawks 11-8 and Connor Hines had six saves for the Trojans.
Fruitport returns to action on Tuesday as they square off against the Muskegon Big Reds.
TROJAN XC TAKES ON SPARTA INVITE
The Fruitport boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Sparta on Saturday for the Spartan Invitational.
The Fruitport boys team scored 106 points to finish fourth in the Gold Division race, while Sparta took top-team honors with 60 and Kenowa Hills (84) Ionia (99) finished second and third, respectively.
Senior Brendan Deneen finished sixth overall with a time of 16 minutes, 55.62 seconds to lead the Trojans, while junior teammate Jon Wildey finished seventh with a time of 16:57.
Peyton Sharlow (18:04.66) finished 23rd; Cameron Weaver (18:14.25) finished 27th; and Jordan Seelye (19:31.07) finished 44th to round out the scoring squad for the Trojans.
The Fruitport girls squad finished eighth with 147 points in the Golf Division race, while Whitehall took top honors with 65 points and Grand Rapids Catholic Central (87) and Sparta (97) finished second and third, respectively.
Junior Faith Clark took top individual honors with a time of 20 minutes, 22.87 seconds. Abigail Sykes (22:51.44) finished 22nd; Taylor Burke (23:23.71) finished 33rd; Madison Hawkins (24:21.38) finished 46th; and Analiza Sanchez (24:38.41) finished 48th.
WESTERN MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN
WARRIOR XC TAKES ON SPARTAN INVITE
The third-ranked Western Michigan Christian boys and girls cross country teams took on the Spartan Invitational at Sparta High School on Saturday.
The Warrior boys squad finished runner-up in the Silver Division race with 68 points, while Kent City inched ahead for top-team honors with 67 points and Montague finished third with 84 points.
Senior Eli Rotman finished fifth overall with a time of 17 minutes, 33.14 seconds, while senior teammate Jack Zuidema (17:37.81) finishes seventh. Junior Ben Garretson (18:25) finished 13th; sophomore Pierce Newell (19:43.43) finished 21st and sophomore Tyler Gould (19:46.16) finished 22nd.
The Warrior girls squad also finished runner-up with 51 points, while Kent City took top-team honors with 31 points and Montague finished third with 109 points.
Freshman standout Abby VanderKooi took top individual honors with a time of 17 minutes, 41.64 seconds. Senior Sarah VanderKooi (21:54.13) finished eighth; freshman Ava Rotman (21:55.51) finished ninth; senior Josie Aardema (22:09.09) finished 11th; and sophomore Natalie Riksen (25:32.84) finished 39th.
BUCS JV SPIKERS TAKE TOP HONORS
The Grand Haven junior varsity volleyball team went 4-0 on Saturday to win the Fruitport Volleyball Tournament.
The Bucs scored wins over Lakewood (25-22, 25-15) and Mona Shores (25-22, 25-16) in bracket play and added wins over Lakewood (25-11, 25-10) in the semifinals and Fruitport (22-25, 25-20, 15-6) in the finals.
In their four matches, Grand Haven had 95 kills with 90 assists.
Ashlyn Pahl led the team in kills with 22; Anna Clover had a team-high in aces with 10; Olivia Lovett led the team in assists with 84, and Josie Mast recorded a team-high 26 digs.