Belding 1st (Boys): The Redskins took home first place honors in the second O-K Blue Jamboree at Sparta on Wednesday. The Redskins had three runners in the top five spots. Justin Belding (3rd) ran 17:19, Eric Rasch (4th) 17:22 and Trevor Curtis (5th) 17:33. Mitchell Jenks (9th) ran 17:57, Sam Syrjala (11th) 18:07. Quote: “The guys team really put it all together today. We won the first jamboree and the guys finished 3-5-6-16-19, but the guys were not satisfied. They have worked really hard the past two weeks. We joke that meets day are our easiest day of the week for training. It was a really strong team effort.” — Belding coach John Carlson. Next: Wednesday at the Belding Sports Booters Invitational.
CC-Crystal 1st (Girls): The Eagles placed first in the first MSAC meet at home on Wednesday. CC-Crystal scored 41 points, which was followed by Sacred Heart (45) and Montabella (53). Kaitlin Beyer was first overall with a time of 19:34. Elizabeth McCrackin (4th) ran 21:12, Taylor Ward (8th) 22:38, Gabbie Hummel (13th) 23:36, Lindsay McClintic (15th) 24:32, Adeline Hummel (22nd) 27:16 and Clarie Hubbell (23rd) 27:19. Quote: “The girls had the goal of winning the meet and they achieved that goal. Kaitlin and Elizabeth ran well up front, but the efforts of Taylor, Gabbie and LIndsay were what sealed the win for the girls. We knew Sacred Heart and Montabella were going to be tough and it was a fight to the end. I am happy for the girls because they have really been working to do well in the league.” — Eagles coach Grant Woodman. Next: Hosting the Don Baese Invitational Sept. 29.
Belding 3rd (Girls):The Redskins placed third in the second O-K Blue Jamboree at Sparta on Wednesday. Monica Baylis continued her strong season with a second place finish in 20:06. Teresa Myles (7th) ran 20:41, Joesi Krieger (21st) 21:41 and Mariah Carlson (22nd) ran 21:47. Quote: “Freshman Teresa Myles had a super strong second half of her race today. At the mile mark, she was 20th place and she raced her way all the way to a top ten finish, as she took seventh overall. She was 19th at the first conference meet and cutting 12 places off her total from the first jamboree at today’s race really helped our team total.” — Belding coach John Carlson. Next: Wednesday at the Belding Sports Booters Invitational.
CC-Crystal 3rd (Boys): The Eagles placed third in the first MSAC meet at home on Wednesday. Sacred Heart was first with 40 points, Montabella second with 44 points, while CC-Crystal had 48 points. Tyler Craig was first overall with 17:25. Kolton Kavanagh (2nd) 18:11, Caleb Geselman (9th) 19:40, Thomas Vargas (17th) 20:26, Jeremy Bigford (19th) 20:32, Eric Campbell (26th) 22:13 and Brendan Silvernail (32nd) 25:11. Quote: “I thought the boys ran great. With the exception of Ty (who won the race), everyone had a personal best today. As a coach, that is all that you can ask for. I was very pleased with how they competed against the other teams in the league. With this being our first year in the MSAC, we are still trying to figure out who the conference leaders are and how we fit into that picture. Today’s results gave us a good indicator of how well we can do in the future.” — Eagles coach Grant Woodman. Next: Hosting the Don Baese Invitational Sept. 29.
Greenville 5th (Girls): The Yellow Jackets placed fifth at the O-K Bronze Jamboree hosted by Forest Hills Eastern on Wednesday. Sarah Austin (22nd) ran 21:23, Madison Sorsen (25th) 22:30 and Clarice Callahan (27th) ran 23:04. Next: At Cedar Springs on Saturday.
Greenville 6th (Boys): The Yellow Jackets placed sixth at the O-K Bronze Jamboree hosted by Forest Hills Eastern on Wednesday. Cedar Springs was first with 36 points. Greenville had 163. Scott Scripter led the Yellow Jackets with 18:06. Kyle Reamer ran 18:38, Kenny Wood 18:41, Ryan Loiselle 19:14 and Tyler Tester 19:28. Next: At Cedar Springs on Saturday.
Morley Stanwood 3, Central Montcalm 0: The Hornets were swept on the road Wednesday in CSAA action. The Mohawks won 25-22, 25-15, 25-12. Paige Switzer led the Hornets with nine digs, seven kills, four blocks and two aces. Michaela Crooks added 10 assists, four kills and three digs. Quote: “Brooke Hollenbeck had a strong passing and defensive game.” — Hornets coach Haley Dawe. Record: 7-9-4 (0-4). Next: At home Wednesday vs. Holton.
Belding 3rd: The Redskins finished just behind Ionia for second on Wednesday at Portland. Portland was first with 189, followed by Ionia’s 215 and Belding’s 216. Mallory Miller shot 53, Jordan Conroe 54, Haylee Batzer 54, Holly Byrne 55 and McKenzie Breimayer 55. Next: Today at Gracewil for an O-K Blue Jamboree hosted by Sparta.
Greenville 3rd (JV): The Yellow Jackets were third at Boulder Creek on Wednesday in an O-K Bronze Jamboree. Forest Hills Northern was first with 211, followed by Forest Hills Eastern with 221 and Greenville at 240. Caroline Willadsen shot 54 to lead Greenville.. Lyndsey Bosanic shot 61, Drew Johnson 62, Rylee Zayler 63 and Emalie Crawford 63. Next: At Grand Rapids Country Club for the O-K Bronze Confernece tournament on Wednesday.