CC-Crystal, P-W split: The Eagles and Pirates split a doubleheader that last year would have been in the CMAC. CC-Crystal won the first game 7-4, but lost the second 5-4. Katie Wilcox was the winning pitcher in the opener after allowing eight hits and five walks, striking out three in going the distance. Tomberlee Smith, Mackenzie Geister and Raelynn Ferguson had two hits each, with Ferguson knocking in three. Geister took the loss in the second game despite two strikeouts, a walk and three hits allowed. Wilcox had two of the Eagles’ seven hits. Record: 6-6. Next games: at home against Saranac today.
CCC JV drops two: The JV Eagles lost both games of a doubleheader to Pewamo-Westphalia Wednesday by scores of 10-6 and 15-8. Whitney LaVictor took the loss in both games despite striking out a combined 12 batters in two games. In the opener Karrigan Flick and Kennedy Murphy had three hits each, while Flick had two hits in the second game. Next games: at Saranac today.
Lakeview downed three times: The Wildcats hosted a CSAA quadrangular with Hesperia, White Cloud and Chippewa Hills Wednesday and came out on the losing end of all three duals. Lakeview lost to the Indians 90-43, to the Warriors 114 1/2-22 1/2 and to the Panthers 74-62. The Wildcats’ best finishers were Gus Ward taking third in the discus (115-11) and second in the shot put (39-11 ½), Drake Boomer taking second in the long jump (20-3) and tied for sixth in the 200 (24.04) and Peter Betten taking fourth in the pole vault (9-6) and sixth in the 300-meter hurdles (48.15). Next meet: at home for the Lakeview Invitational Friday.
Butternut wins triangular: The Butternut Homeschoolers picked up an extra triangular after the coaches from Butternut and Saginaw Nouvel Catholic Central talked at the Lakeview Invitational, and Butternut went to Saginaw Country Club Wednesday to take on the host Panthers and Hemlock and beat them both. Butternut shot 165, Nouvel shot 166 and the Huskies shot 189. Issac Crouse carded a 40 to lead Butternut, followed by Caleb Wyman with a 41 and David Crouse and Isaiah Wyman with matching 42s. Next match: at the Grayling Invitational Friday.
Belding fifth twice: The Redskins used Candlestone Golf and Resort to play two O-K Blue Conference nine-hole jamborees Wednesday. On the first nine holes Belding ended up fifth with a team score of 198, which was well behind winner Comstock Park’s 154. Nick Badder led with a 46 followed by Carter Kemmis with a 47, Ryan Hill with a 48 and Grant Hansen and Spencer Middling with a 52 each. The second nine-hole jamboree also went to the Panthers with a 151, while Belding was fifth with a 197. Hansen led with a 46, Middling added a 49, Badder added a 50 and Kemmis carded a 52. Next meet: at the O-K Blue Conference jamboree at Wyoming High Friday.
Forest Hills Eastern 9, Greenville 1: The Hawks mercied the Yellow Jackets in an O-K Bronze Conference matchup Wednesday. The only goal scored by Greenville was a Rachel Taft penalty kick. Molly Sweetland made three saves but was pulled for Kirsten Hilliker, who made six stops. Records: 1-5 and 0-4. Next game: at Big Rapids Friday.