North Branch: Readers who may have missed Wednesday’s County Press are invited to North Branch Friday as Birch Run and the host Broncos put on a special fundraiser for Vassar grad and football player Staff Sgt. Travis Mills, who lost both arms and legs while fighting in Afghanistan. Special T-shirts are on sale at both schools all week and at the game. All proceeds will go toward helping Travis’ parents make their home accessible to Mills, his wife and child, when he completes rehab. The goal is to raise more than $7,000. North Branch and Birch Run play each year in a Wounded Warrior game and this year wanted to keep the money in state to help a local vet. Details or to donate: North Branch Athletics, 810-688-3001. — L.P.
Imlay City: The Lady Spartans played a non-league match against Lutheran North at Cracklewood Golf Course on Tuesday and won, 231-245. Imlay City was led by Hannah Campbell’s 49. Samantha Tietz shot a 59, Mary Miller had a 61, Skylar Hintz carded a 62, Megan Earehart had a 64 and Leiya Bollini shot a 69. — E.H.
Lapeer East: The Lady Eagles narrowly fell to Flint Metro League foe Clio on Tuesday, 200-208, at the Clio Country Club. Meghan Gordon led East with a 47, while Megan Culbert shot her way to a 52. Sierra Woodcum chipped in with a 54 and Audrey Fleming trailed just behind her with a 55. East travels to Swartz Creek today. — B.P.
Dryden: The Cardinals hosted Montrose on Tuesday and jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first half on goals by Mike Gierman and Alex Barbet.
Gierman added his second goal early in the second half, but the Rams quickly responded with two goals to cut the deficit to 3-2. TJ Heller scored for the Cardinals to make it 4-2, and the Cardinals held on for the 4-3 victory.
Dryden hosts Durand today and Genesee Christian tomorrow. — E.H.
Imlay City: The Spartans played on Wednesday at Armada after deadline. — L.P.
LakeVille: The Falcons hosted Mt. Morris on Tuesday and suffered a 5-1 loss in Genesee Area Conference-Red action. The lone LakeVille goal was scored by Matt Shaver. Mt. Morris got scores from C.J. Cameron, who had two goals, while Alex Armbruster, Nathan Nemenski and Nick Martell each had one tally. LakeVille travels to Montrose today. — B.P.
SWIM AND DIVE
The swim meet on Tuesday featuring Lapeer at Swartz Creek will be covered in Sunday’s edition of The County Press. — L.P.
Imlay City: The Spartans knocked off Yale in a Blue Water Area Conference match at home on Tuesday, 5-3. Ethan Carden dropped the No. 1 Singles match, 2-6, 2-6, while Wyatt Carden won at the No. 2 Singles spot, 6-3, 6-4. Ryahn Dockham won at No. 3 Singles, 7-6 (7-1), 6-1. Tucker Volmering wrapped up the No. 4 Singles match, 6-2, 7-5.
At No. 1 Doulbes, Darren Jones/Michael Brown were defeated, 0-6, 6-3, 4-6, and Troy Strohm/Anthony DeMaggio picked up the win at No. 2 Doubles, 6-0, 6-1. At No. 3 Doubles, Caleb Bunea/Keegan Adams suffered a loss, 3-6, 7-5, 3-6, before Joshua Nelson/Brady Nishimiya won the No. 4 Doubles match, 6-0, 6-0. The Spartans travel to Almont today. — B.P.
Almont: Sydni Nummer was named Player of the Game after taking a trailing Raiders’ squad, down 11-2 in the third set, to 16-11 to overcome BWAC rival Imlay City at Imlay City Tuesday, 25-18, 25-20, 25-17. Nummer had 23 poitns, eight aces, 26 assists and six digs. Syndey Switanowski had 13 points, four aces and 10 digs, Ashley Miller had four points, two aces and 14 digs. Nicole Dean had 13 digs, Shelby Fridline had four and Hannah Munck had five. — L.P.
Dryden: The Cardinals swept a pair of Genesee Area Conference-Blue matches Tuesday night, beating Webberville, 25- 13, 25-5, 25-16, and host Atherton, 25- 22, 25-16, 19-25, 25-23. Dryden came back from deficits of 9-2 and 11-3 to win the last game against Atherton.
Bret Schenkel led Dryden with 13 kills, seven blocks, 34 service points and six aces. Kayla Worley had nine kills, 22 points and six aces, Brianna Marsh six kills, 17 digs and 18 points, and Angelica Watson 12 digs. Setter Lauren Pica had 15 assists and 16 points, while Jacklyn House added 10 assists and seven points. — D.N.
Imlay City: The Spartans hosted Almont on Tuesday for a Blue Water Area Conference battle and lost in three games, 25-18, 25-20, 25-17.
Imlay City travels to Richmond today for a non-league game and go to Cros- Lex on Tuesday. — E.H.
Lapeer West: The Lady Panthers home contest against Lapeer East on Tuesday will be featured in this Sunday’s County Press. — M.S.
Almont cross country at Old Skool Classic
Almont tennis hosts Invite at Romeo
Imlay City cross country at Wolcott Farm
North Branch volleyball at Mt. Morris Invitational
Lapeer East soccer at Lake Orion
Lapeer West soccer vs. Pontiac Notre Dame Prep
Mayville cross country at Ubly