The Spring Lake boys swim and dive team took a close conference loss at Jenison on Tuesday, falling to the Wildcats, 96-90.
Depth was the Lakers’ bane once again as they took gold-medal finishes in all but one event, but couldn’t muster enough second and third-place support finishes to seal the deal.
Joey Wachter, Will Brown, Drew Fogel and Garrett Henning got things started in the 200-yard medley relay with a first-place time of 1 minute, 41.15 seconds.
K.J. Losee followed up the relay with a victory in the 200 freestyle, clocking in at 1:47.54, while Cam Peel took a 12-second victory in the 200 individual medley with a time of 1:58.84.
Wachter took care of the 50 freestyle, coming in first at 22.47, ahead of Henning in third at 23.63.
Noah Locascio grabbed a narrow victory in 1-meter diving with 236.10 points, finishing less than five points ahead of second place to remain unbeaten in dual-meet competition.
Peel returned for a victory in the 100 butterfly, coming in at 54.22, before Wachter made it double with a win in the 100 freestyle at 48.87.
Losee went the distance in the 500 freestyle, coming in for a nearly 20-second victory at 4:56.48 before turning right around to anchor the Lakers’ first-place 200 freestyle relay, preceded by Peel, Wachter and Henning for a time of 1:30.39.
Fogel raised the ironman bar, swimming the final three events of the meet. He kicked off the gauntlet with a victory in the 100 backstroke in 58.63, but fell to fifth in the 100 breaststroke. Evan Schock took third in 1:09.28.
Finally, Losee, Brown, Fogel and Peel put together a nine-second victory in the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 3:23.20 to round out the meet.
“We had some good swims today, just fell a little short,” Spring Lake head coach Rob Peel said. “Garrett had a great split in the medley relay, Evan Schock breaking 100 in the breaststroke was fun to see, Sam Sella and Eric Geschiere had great splits on their 200 freestyle relay and Drew Fogel took on a mini gauntlet in the last three events and swam strong.”
The Lakers return to the pool on Saturday for the Hudsonville Invitational.
Fruitport Calvary strikes again
Fruitport Calvary Christian girls basketball picked up their second victory in 23 hours Tuesday night with a 65-31 win over Grand Rapids Wellspring Prep.
The Eagles won every quarter and pulled away for a 51-20 lead before cruising to the Alliance League win.
“This team is the definition of playing hard,” FCC head coach Brad Richards said. “I'm very proud of them. The Lord has blessed us with good health again and every day they show great improvement. It's really been fun to watch them keeping getting better.”
Leading the Eagles was Lizzie Cammenga with 21 points and Kelsey Richards with 19 points. Brionna Johnson added 10 rebounds, seven points and six steals, Kristina Warren nine pointsand eight assists, and Emily Wesner tallied six assists and five steals.
"It was great to see four different players make a three-point shot tonight,” Richards said. "That kind of wrecks most team’s plan to guard just one of our players, our shooting has really improved".
Lillian Jackson led the Timberwolves with 15 points.
The win raised Calvary's record to 9-3 (3-0 Alliance Conference) and was their 37th conference win in a row.
Fruitport boys fall to rival Reeths-Puffer
The Fruitport boys basketball team took on rival Reeths-Puffer on Tuesday night in an O-K Black Conference road contest.
The Trojans and Rockets were tied at 14 after the first quarter, but Reeths-Puffer would go on to outscore Fruitport 43-12 the rest of the way for a 57-26 win.
Aric Stewart led the Trojans (2-9, 0-5 O-K Black) with 10 points.
GH ski continues success
The Grand Haven/ Holland Black River co-op ski team hit the slopes for their third competition of the season Tuesday night. Despite rain early in the week, a dusting of snow and colder temperatures Tuesday made for good conditions.
The boys finished third as a team in Giant Slalom and fourth in Slalom, while the girls finished ninth in both events.
Sophomore Mitchel Bosgraaf highlighted the event with his first-ever conference win in Giant Slalom and a third-place finish in Slalom. He was closely followed by teammate and rookie sophomore Jack Hardebeck, with a season-best sixth-place finish in Giant Slalom.
Freshman Duncan Elmer picked up his best finish of the year in fifth-place of Giant Slalom and 13th in Slalom. Junior Ethan Brown scored with a 14th-place finish in Slalom and 38th in Giant Slalom, while junior Andrew Hubert finished 38th in Slalom and 48th in Giant Slalom.
Freshman Eden Nykemp led the girls with a fifth-place finish in both events, while Allison Vantrepott picked up 45th in Giant Slalom and 32nd in Slalom, Lexi Horton 51st in Giant Slalom and 47th in Slalom and Libby Haan 52nd in Giant Slalom and 49th in Slalom.
The skiers return to competition on Friday at Caberfae Peaks Resorts.