2017-05-18 / Sports


Almont’s Brendan Ecker watches as his pitch flies toward the plate on Tuesday. 
Photo by Austin VanDaele Almont’s Brendan Ecker watches as his pitch flies toward the plate on Tuesday. Photo by Austin VanDaele BASEBALL

ALMONT: The Raiders dropped both games to visiting Armada on Tuesday, 9-0 and 9-2.

James Mitchell and Cade Tank led the way with hits in game one. Nick Pica was the starting pitcher, earning the loss. Brendan Ecker and Dillon Kruse also pitched.

During the second game, Almont was unable to score until the sixth and seventh innings, and by then, Armada was already too far ahead. Zach Filinger led the way with two hits and one RBI. Zach Revoldt had two hits. Hunter Spies had a hit with an RBI and Dan DeBlauwe, Ecker and Mitch Proper all had one hit apiece.

Chase Kapron pitched four innings, giving up 12 hits with three strikeouts and one walk. Dillon Kruse pitched two innings, allowing four hits with no strikeouts.

Almont is at a tournament on Saturday, playing its first game against New Lothrop. – A.V.

IMLAY CITY: The Spartans fell to Capac at home on Tuesday, losing 3-2. No stats were reported. Imlay City travels to Brown City tonight. – K.R.

NORTH BRANCH: The Broncos were swept by Bridgeport on Tuesday, losing 12-4 and 4-2. Kayden Maynard and Braden Kronz were pinned with the losses.

The early game was held scoreless until the fifth inning when Bridgeport was able to get the first two runs on the board and continued to drive home five more in the sixth for a 7-0 lead. The Broncos finally got on the board when Tyler Bowling crossed home in the bottom of the sixth. Bridgeport then added five more in the seventh. North Branch scored four more in the seventh for the loss.

Maynard took the mound for 5-1/3 innings, facing 28 batters and striking out two, and allowed six runs, six hits and seven walks. Collin Helm pitched 2/3 innings for relief, allowed a walk, a run and a pair of hits. Mitch Bonner pitched the final inning and allowed six hits and five runs. Reece Dorner was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a walk. Brady Good was also 2-for-3 with an RBI.

North Branch took a 1-0 lead in the first inning during the late game. Bridgeport then tied it 1-1 in the third. The Broncos fired right back in the fourth, adding another run, but Bridgeport had one run in the fifth and a pair of runs in the seventh to take the win.

Kronz went the distance from the mound, facing 31 batters and striking out two while allowing eight hits, four runs and two walks. Helm was 1-for-1 from the plate. Dorner and Good each had an RBI.

North Branch travels to Caro next Wednesday. – K.R.


LAPEER: The Lightning beat Avondale 12-6 Tuesday under very warm and muggy conditions.

Dylan Regling had four goals, an assist and five ground balls. He also won 8-of-13 faceoffs. Travis Fox had four goals and six ground balls, Dylan Fletcher had three goals and three ground balls and Brenden Huested had a goal, an assist and four ground balls. David Deshaw had three assists and two ground balls and Chad Buike had four assists and two ground balls. Steven Moore and Davey Forrest each had two ground balls, Andy Place had three take-away checks and five ground balls and Cooper Johnson had three take-away checks and seven ground balls. Tyler Weber had three ground balls and one take-away check and Blake Burton played four ground balls. – L.P.


LAPEER: The Lightning tied Clarkston 3-3 on Tuesday at home. Lapeer took a 1-0 lead with a goal from Emily Johnson. Ashleigh Garcia then added to the lead moments later to go up 2-0. Clarkston added a goal to cut Lapeer’s lead to one. Garcia then added her second goal of the night for a 3-1 lead. Clarkston then added two more before halftime.

Lapeer shut out Carman-Ainsworth on Monday, winning 8-0. Johnson, Garcia, Kaytee D’Andrea, Emma Garcia and Mikaila Issac all had goals in the game.

Lapeer, 2-8-3, played host to Davison on Wednesday following press deadlines. Lapeer plays Stoney Creek at home on Monday. – K.R.


ALMONT: The Raiders split with Armada on Tuesday losing the opener 6-3 and taking the nightcap 9-3.

In game one, Almont’s three runs came in the third inning, while Armada scored two in the first, one in the third and three in the sixth.

Kristen Stanek took the loss in the circle giving up eight hits and six runs, five earned, on four strikeouts. Veronica Watson had a hit and one run, Tyler Kautz had a double and scored once and Jaclyn Hellebuyck had a hit and two RBI. Katelyn Proper had a hit and Gillian Nichols had two hits, a run and one RBI.

Watson earned the win in game two giving up five hits and three runs, two earned, on six strikeouts. Almont scored six runs in the third, two in the fourth and one in the sixth. Armada scored two in the third and one in the seventh.

Watson had two hits, two runs and two RBI, Sydney Marrone had two runs, two hits and two RBI and Kautz had two hits and two runs. Paige Walton had a run and drove in a run, Alex Winslow had a hit and a run and Hellebuyck had a hit and an RBI. Hannah Feys had two hits and an RBI and Proper had a run, two hits and two RBI. Nichols had a hit.

The Raiders are now 17-8 overall, 7-4-0 BWAC. – L.P.

IMLAY CITY: The Lady Spartans toppled Capac at home on Tuesday, 6-4 and 12-3. Bella Barker struck out 11 to get the opening-game win. Imlay City took a 3-1 lead in the second inning and added two in the fifth and one in the sixth.

Haley Medrano had a big game with four hits, two runs and an RBI, Kenady Kaufmann put up two hits and two runs, Barker had two hits, two RBI and a run, MaKenna Hoody added a hit and a run and Emily Orlowski and Melissa Rahn each had a hit.

Ali Harper fanned seven to get the win in the nightcap as the offense exploded for eight runs in the second inning. Allison Schlaack had two hits and two RBI, Medrano had two hits, two RBI and a run and Harper two hits, four RBI and a run. Registering a hit were Rahn, Kaufmann, Barker, MaKenna Hoody, Lexi Diaz, Orlowski and Sam Brown.

Imlay City travels to Brown City today. – B.P.

LAPEER: The Lady Lightning were swept by Oxford at home on Tuesday. Lapeer lost the first game in a five-inning mercy, falling 12-1, and the second 14-7. Oxford tallied five homers on the day.

Oxford and Lapeer were even after the first inning, 1-1 before Oxford went up 3-1 after three innings. Oxford then got the bats running in the fourth inning, driving home four and then added five more in the fifth to end the game.

Bri Opalewski took the circle for four innings in the first game and Izzy Easton finished the game out. Sam Thick was 2-of-2 offensively. Breana Nolan was 1-for-3 with a double. Lexi Fisher, Brooklyn Withey and Megan Wilkison all added a hit each.

In the nightcap, Oxford scored the first four runs of the game in the third inning and drove home five more in the fourth. Lapeer tried to rally back in the fifth, driving home five runs to go down by four before Oxford added one in the bottom of the inning. The Lightning then added two more runs in the sixth to come within three, but Oxford sealed Lapeer’s fate in the bottom of the sixth when it scored four more runs.

Wilkison and Wisenbaugh each pitched half a game. Taylor Blaine was 3-of-4 at the plate with a home run. Izzy Howay’s only hit on the night was a home run as well. Nolan was 4-for-4 with a double. Fisher, Withey, Katie Walker, Ally Brown and Thick all had a hit each.

Lapeer travels to Bay City Central tonight. – K.R.


Lapeer 7, Clio 1


At Lapeer

No. 1Singles Kelcie Hooker (L) def. Courtney MacGregor (C) 6-4, 6-0 No. 2 Callie Kennedy (L) def. Jenna Light (C) 6-0, 6-3

No. 3 Sara Sullivan (L) def. Abbi Knake (C) 6-1, 6-3

No. 4 Sydney Kayfes (L) def. Makenzie Brown (C) 6-1, 6-2

No. 1 Doubles Johanna Grupp / Kennedy Reidel (L) def. Callie Shelton / Kayla Davis (C) 6-3, 6-2

No. 2 Chloe Meyer / Sydney Sweet (C) def. Emily Kirsammer / Miranda Shelly (L) 2-6, 6-2 10/8

No. 3 Alexis Kigar / Kaylin Winther (L) def. Anna Bachman / Abbi Luchay (C) 4-6, 6-2 10/8

No. 4 Brianna Rice / Mallory Carr (L) def. Cassidy Fortney / Taylor Green (C) 6-0, 7-6 8/6

Dual Record: 6-4-1, Overall: 8-4-1—L.P.



NCTL League Meet at Dryden



Peck 107, Kingston 107, Mayville 99, Deckerville 61, North Huron 56, Carsonville- Port Sanilac 48, Dryden 36, Caseville 4

400 – 2. Sam Peyerk, 55.03

1,600 – 3. Ronny Hudson, 5:07.83

3,200 – 2. Brenden Knuth, 11:24.4

400 relay – 3. Dryden (Peyerk, Elijah Daoud, Austin Zweiz, Tyler Honnold) 48.91


Deckerville 196, Dryden 137, Kingston 81, Mayville 38.5, Peck 35.5, Caseville 13, North Huron 11, Carsonville-Port Sanilac 8

100 – 2. Caitlyn Hill, 13.67

200 – 3. Hill, 28.33

400 – 3. Hill, 1:06.38

100 hurdles – 1. Hannah Weiss, 18.27

300 hurdles – 1. Jodie Adams, 50.20, 3. McKenna Gierman, 55.35

400 relay – 1. Dryden (Kaylin Norman, Mia Sliman, Kelli Schenkel, Jodie Adams) 54.93

800 relay – 1. Dryden (Teagan Norman, Sliman, Schenkel, Adams) 1:58.32

1,600 relay – 3. Dryden (Jordan Peters, Gierman, Kylie Devlaminck, Hill) 4:58.43

Shot put – 1. Rachel Vallad, 31-foot-11

Discus – 1. Vallad, 90-01

High jump – 1. Schenkel, 5-0, 3. Sliman, 4-08

Pole vault – 3. Adams, 7-06

Long jump – 1. Hannah Weiss, 14-09.5, 3. Schenkel, 13-08 – A.V.

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