2017-04-20 / Sports


Imlay City’s Andrew Nadrowski gets a hit against Almont during a game last Thursday. 
Photo by Austin VanDaele Imlay City’s Andrew Nadrowski gets a hit against Almont during a game last Thursday. Photo by Austin VanDaele BASEBALL

Almont: The Raiders defeated Algonac during both games of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Almont took the first game 7-1 and won the second 11-2.

In game one, Dan DeBlauwe recorded two singles and Chase Kapron managed a three-run double. On the mound for Almont was Nick Pica, who pitched five innings with 11 strikeouts, allowing one hit, and Dillon Kruse, who pitched one inning with two strikeouts.

Game two saw Almont maintain its strong play with Mitch Proper getting three hits and an RBI, Hunter Spies had two hits and an RBI, DeBlauwe had another three-run double and Jace Rinke recorded two RBI. Zach Filinger was on the mound, pitching five innings with four strikeouts, allowing five hits.

Almont is home on Saturday. – A.V.

Imlay City: The Spartans dropped both games in a doubleheader against Yale on Tuesday. Imlay City was shut out 10-0 in the first game. Yale took the second game 8-2.

Imlay City had five hits in the first game. Andrew Nadrowski led the effort, going 2-for-2. Brandon Rugenstein was 1-for-3 with a double. Ricky Whisnant pitched three innings and gave up seven runs and seven hits. Blake Adams finished the game out, giving up four hits and three runs over two innings.

In the second game, Yale had a 2-0 lead up until the fourth inning when the Spartans tied it up on an RBI single from Nadrowski and a fielder’s choice that allowed Jacob Edison to score. Reid Bannister led the team from the plate, going 2-for-2. Nadrowski took the mound for 4-1/3 innings, giving up three runs, six hits and retired seven batters. Jarod Orlowski pitched the final 1-2/3 innings, giving up two runs and three hits.

Imlay City, 0-4, hosts Memphis on Friday. – K.R.

North Branch: The Broncos swept Frankenmuth on Tuesday, with a 3-2 come-from-behind win in the first game and 10-4 final in the second. Carson Kempa earned the win in the first game and Jack Millerschin earned the win in the second.

Frankenmuth took a 2-0 lead in the third inning. North Branch remained scoreless until the fifth inning when the Broncos tied it at 2-2. North Branch scored the winning run in the seventh.

Kempa pitched all seven innings, facing 28 batters with 11 strikeouts. He allowed only four hits and one walk. North Branch combined for nine hits and four walks. Tyler Bowling and Wiley Swoish led the offensive effort, both going 2-for-3. Mitch Bonner had two RBI.

The Broncos took a 1-0 lead in the first inning, but allowed Frankenmuth to score four in the third inning to go up 4-1. North Branch fired right back and scored seven runs in the top of the fifth inning. The final two runs for the Broncos were in the seventh inning.

Millerschin faced 26 batters from the hill in the second game, pitching all six innings, and allowed six hits, one walk and three runs. Millerschin also struck out five batters. The Broncos had 12 hits on the game and seven walks. Kempa was 4-for-4 with an RBI, Bowling went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Bonner was 1-for-2 with an RBI.

North Branch faces Yale tonight and will host the North Branch Invite on Saturday. – K.R.


Almont: The Raiders placed second at Tuesday’s Blue Water Area Conference Jamboree, hosted by Algonac, with a 183, falling short of first-place Yale. Eric Conn led the team with a 42 for fourth place, Jake Wendorf was sixth with 44, Austin Miller had a 48 for 14th, Jack Demara carded a 49 for 16th, Joe Sorentino was 24th with 52 and Joe Berger shot a 55 for 32nd.

Almont will host the next BWAC Jamboree on Friday. – B.P.

Imlay City: At the BWAC Jamboree in Algonac on Tuesday, the Spartans placed third with a 185, falling short of first-place Yale and second-place Almont. Connor O’Brien was fifth by carding a 43, in sixth was Austin Bara with 44, Tyler Robberstad was ninth with 47, Pablo Perales had a 51 for 22nd, Garrett Roberts a 53 for 28th and Damien Vauble a 55 for 32nd.

The Spartans travel to Almont on Friday for another BWAC Jamboree. – B.P.


Lapeer: The Lightning dropped a tough game to Saginaw Valley League rival Flint Powers 14-6 Tuesday at Lapeer. Travis Fox scored two goals, had an assist and played three ground balls, Chad Buike scored a goal and played two ground balls and Dylan Regling scored once, played eight ground balls and won 11-of-14 faceoffs. Dylan Fletcher had one goal and played three ground balls, Branden Huested scored one goal, played six ground balls and won six of eight faceoffs. Andy Place, Tyler Weber and Cooper Johnson all played several ground balls. Blake Burton played five ground balls. Riley Newlin made nine saves in net. – L.P.


Dryden: The Lady Cardinals fell 3-1 to Harbor Beach on Tuesday. Dryden found themselves down 2-0 after the first 25 minutes. Kaylin Norman converted on a penalty kick to cut Harbor Beach’s lead to one before halftime. Harbor Beach scored once more in the second half. Kelsey Hempstead made 10 saves in goal for Dryden.

“Dryden had their chances in the second half, but couldn’t convert and with Dryden pressing offensively, the Pirates added an insurance goal with a minute left,” added Dryden coach John Burke.

Dryden hosts the Lakers on Friday. – K.R.


Almont: The Raiders beat Algonac 15-7 and 10-5 Tuesday at Algonac. Veronica Watson picked up the win in the opener giving up seven hits and seven runs with eight strikeouts. Jaclyn Hellebuyck scored four runs, had three hits and drove in a run. Sydney Marrone scored three runs, had four hits and drove in five runs. Mickayla Benenati had three hits and two RBI, Watson had two runs and two hits and Hannah Feys had three hits and four RBI. Gillian Nichols had two runs, two hits and two RBI, Alex Winslow scored a run, Paige Walton scored twice and Tyler Kautz, once.

Watson earned the win in the nightcap after allowing five runs on nine hits with eight strikeouts. She also had three runs, three hits and two RBI. Marrone had a run, two hits and drove in three runs and Feys had a hit and one RBI. Benenati scored once, Kautz crossed the plate three times and three hits and Hellebuyck had two runs and two hits. Katelyn Proper had one hit.

Almont is now 6-0 on the season. – L.P.


Almont 4, Armada 4

At Armada


No. 1 Singles – Maria Bussone (AL) def. Katie Barr (AR) 6-4, 6-3

No. 2 Annika Prall (AR) def. Olivia Bussone (AL) 4-6, 6-2, 6-1

No. 3 Nicole Barr (AR) def. Nadia Manko (AL) 6-3, 6-4

No. 4 Madeline Martin (AR) def. Paige Hunger (AL) 6-0, 6-1

No. 1 Doubles Elizabeth Kerby/Sarah Stroup (AL) def. Allie Reschke/Jessica Scopas (AR) 6-4, 6-1

No. 2 Sam Justice/Brianne Gyrspeerd (AL) def. Sam Schrueder/Sierra Persichini (AR) 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 Alisa Saarinen/Virginia King (AR) def. Marlee Kinner/ Kara Feys (AL) 2-6, 6-4, 6-4

No. 4 Emily Maust/Ashley Jellison (AL) def. Rachel Zieman/Mikayla Pisane (AR) 6-4, 6-3

Almont hosts Marine City today. – A.V.


Imlay City 3, Richmond 5


No. 1 Singles Grace Whitney (IC) def Morgan Gaigalas (R) 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2 Summer Stoldt (IC) def Jessica Niebauer (R) 4-6, 6-0, 6-4.

No. 3 Willow Howington (R) def Natasha Stachowiak (IC) 6-4, 6-3

No. 4 Hailey Campbell (IC) def Julianna Cieglo (R) 6-0, 6-3

No. 1 Doubles Megan Reese/ Kenzie McCloskey (R) def Kendra Blount/ Sarah Evans (IC) 6-3, 6-2

No. 2 Ashley Przybyl/Breanna Sharpe (R) def Lisa Wedorff/ Joelle Jones (IC) 7-6(7-5), 6-3

No. 3 Megan Showers/ Keara Brunycel (R) def Carmen Gonzalez/Maria Martinez (IC) 6-1, 6-0

No. 4 Emily Kaltz/ Anna Mae Haden (R) def Amayia Shimmons/Mercedes Love (IC) 6-0, 6-2 – L.P.


Lapeer 0, Flint Powers 8


No. 1 Singles Alise Haddad (P) def Gabrielle Malson 6-1, 6-0

No. 2 Deena Haddad (P) def Kelcie Hooker 6-0, 6-1

No. 3 Neha Iska (P) def Callie Kennedy 6-0, 6-2

No. 4 Madison Hall (P) def Sydney Kayfes 6-4, 7-5

No. 1 Doubles Sarah Adams / Quinn Lancaster (P) def Johanna Grupp / Sydney Thayer 6-0, 6-2

No. 2 Sydney Lawrence / Lauren Andrysaik (P) def Kennedy Reidel / Sara Sullivan 6-0, 6-2

No. 3 Anna Grace Rachor / Maddy Tata (P) def Emily Kirsammer / Miranda Shelly 6-0, 6-0

No. 4 Allie Dasky / Elizabeth Jandernoa (P) def Alexis Kigar / Kaylin Winther 6-3, 6-2 – L.P.


4-18-17 vs. Richmond/Armada


1. Imlay City 66, 2. Armada 61, 3. Richmond 9

Shotput – 3. Ryan Johnson 37-foot-7.01

Discus – 1. Johnson 131-10

High jump – 1. Bruce Bollini 5-10, 2. Dalton Lansky 5-3

Long jump – 1. T.J. Reintjes 20-, 3. Daniel Sorbie 18-2

Pole vault – 1. Reintjes 12-6

100 – 2. Jack Forti 12.4, 3. Marc Allison 12.4

200 – 2. Allison 24.8

400 – 4. Jayden Collison 57.0

800 – 1. Richard Mukholi 2:17.1, 3. Zak Kustowski 2:22.5

1,600 – 1. Jacob Swartz 5:01.8, 3. Mukholi 5:16.9

3,200 – 2. Swartz 11:05.7

110 hurdles – 2. Kevin Barragan 18.0

300 hurdles – 1. Barragan 45.1, 3. Seth Tolley 47.5

800 relay – 1. Imlay City (Allison, Breydon Andrez, Riley Bertram, Bollini) 1:39

1,600 relay – 3. Imlay City (Andrez, Bertram, David Hart, Bollini) 3:48.7

3,200 relay – 1. Imlay City (Hart, Mukholi, Jon Louwsma, Swartz) 8:56.4


1. Armada 60, 2. Imlay City 53, 3. Richmond 24

Shotput – 2. Sophia Rosillo 31-foot-2, 3. Jessika Griewahn 27.9.25

Discus – 2. Eryn Gartley 72-3

High jump – 3. Cameron Vaubel 4-4

Long jump – 1. Robin LeFevere 15-6.5

Pole vault – 1. Carly Livingston 9-6

100 – 1. Livingston 13.7

200 – 1. McKinzie Winget 29.6

400 – 3. Aubrie Behrick 1:09.3

800 – 2. Sarah Hubbard 2:54.2, 3. Kayla Louwsma 2:58.5

1,600 – 4. K. Louwsma 6:34.1

3,200 – 5. Emerson O’Brien 15:00.8

100 hurdles – 3. Gartley 20.2

300 hurdles – 2. Jillian LeFevere 55.6, 3. Carlee Forsyth 55.6

400 relay – 1. Imlay City (Robin LeFevere, J. LeFevere, Winget, Livingston) 54.1

800 relay – 1. Imlay City (R. LeFevere, J. LeFevere, Winget, Livingston) 1:54.1

1,600 relay – 2. Imlay City (Erika VanDerPloeg, Aubrie Behrick, J. LeFevere, R. LeFevere) 4:38.5

3,200 relay – 1. Imlay City (Louwsma, Winget, Behrick, VanDerPloeg) 11:32.9 – K.R.


At Davison 4-18-17 Boys:

800 – 2. Zach Sparks, 2:20.03

1,600 – 3. Jesse Sullivan, 5:16.68

110 hurdles – 2. Kennith Lueck, 20.39

300 hurdles – 3. David Bellinger, 49.57

800 relay – 2. Lapeer (Jordan Pohl, Reece Fisher, Will Taylor, Dana Manni) 1:43.13

1,600 relay – 2. Lapeer (Zach Sparks, Fisher, Taylor, Manni) 4:01.5

Shot put – 3. Anthony Maasch, 37-foot-07

Discus – 2. Anthony Maasch, 108-foot-07

Pole vault – 1. Carter Cerny, 10-foot-06


100 – 1. Alex Thomas, 13.37

200 – 2. Alex Thomas, 27.84

400 – 1. Alex Thomas, 1:02.51

1,600 – 2. Rebecca Deneweth, 6:14.77, 3. Morgan Turk, 6:17.54

3,200 – 2. Brooklyn George, 14:09.93, 3. Elizabeth Kroll, 14:16.01

100 hurdles – 1. Madison Green, 18.61, 2. Kristen Kautz, 21.4

300 hurdles – 2. Kristen Kautz, 57.17

400 relay – 2. Lapeer (Kristen Kautz, Mariah Brown, Kellee Byard, Emma Dowling) 59.81

800 relay – 1. Lapeer (Byard, Brown, Rebecca Deneweth, Lauren Barber) 2:02.1

1,600 relay – 3. Lapeer (Alyssa Vanooteghem, Morgan Turk, Lauren Barber, Katelyn Johnson) 4:44.52

High jump – 2. Madison Green, 4-foot-06

Pole vault – 2. Maddy Mello, 7-foot

Long jump –1. Madison Green, 15-foot-03 – A.V.


Last week’s edition of the Tuesday Slate mentioned that Almont’s Veronica Watson had thrown a no-hitter in game one of a doubleheader with Dryden. Dryden reported in that Amanda Lemke had a bunt in the top of the third inning, safely reaching base to spoil the no-hitter. – A.V.

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