Belding 3-0: The Redskins continued their great start to the season with three wins at Saranac on Wednesday. Belding first defeated Rivertown Christian 25-10, 25-14; then Holland Calvery 25-19, 25-16; and Saranac 11-25, 25-13, 15-2. Brooke Linebaugh had 49 assists and 14 aces. Sarah Brownell added 27 digs, 15 kills and 12 aces, while Johanna McCully had 14 kills and four blocks and Greta Wilker had 26 digs. Record: 6-0-2. Next match: at Coopersville on Sept. 4.
Greenville 3rd: The Yellow Jackets went to Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian for an invitational and came back with three wins and two losses for third place overall. Greenville opened with a 25-13, 25-20 win over Big Rapids, then beat Kentwood Grand River Prep 25-21, 25-16. But the host Mustangs got a 25-23, 25-21 win over the Jackets to put Greenville as a second seed. In the quarterfinals, Greenville faced Big Rapids again and won again 21-25, 25-14, 15-8. But Middleville Thornapple-Kellogg sidelined the Jackets in the semis 25-21, 25-21. Greenville got 41 kills from Allegra Berry, 72 assists and seven aces from Kaylee Wilcox, 29 digs from Katherine Stidham and 17 blocks from Elizabeth Lefor. Record: 5-3. Next match: at Allendale for a quadrangular Sept. 2.
Greenville 12th: The Yellow Jackets placed sixth in the large school division and 12th overall (16 teams) at the Chippewa Hills Early Bird Invitational on Tuesday. Andrew Mason led Greenville with a 15th place finish in 19:12. Garrett Moeggenborg was 35th in 20:44, Stephen Hilliker 37th in 20:47 and Holden Blatt 49th in 21:54. Nelson Byington ran 22:43, Ian Jager 23:00, Will Huit 23:44, JAcob Reamer 23:48, Nathan Downing 24:13 and Matthew Sullivan 25:14. Next meet: at Cedar Springs on Sept. 4 for an O-K Bronze Jamboree.
Montabella’s Eldred 4th: The Mustangs competed at the Chippewa Hills Early Bird Invitational on Tuesday. Montabella did not have enough runners for a team score, but Kelton Eldred led the Mustangs with a fourth place finish in 18:22. Joel Bucao ran 21:01 for 15th, David Gormely 21:08 for 19th and John Amland 21:34 for 23rd place. Next meet: at Central Montcalm’s Hornet Run on Sept. 6.
Lakeview 16th: The Wildcats competed at the Chippewa Hills Early Bird Invitational on Tuesday and finished 16th overall. Benett Tomandl led the Wildcats with a 19th place finish in 22:00. Tyler Keilholtz ran 23:30, Dylan Bates 25:24, Brendon DeRosia 28:06 and Cameron Moore 33:21. Next meet: at Central Montcalm’s Hornet Run on Sept. 6.
Greenville 16th: The Yellow Jackets placed 16th overall at the Chippewa Hills Early Bird Invitational on Tuesday. Cheyanne Heintzelman led Greenville with a time of 27:26. Hannah Crittenden ran 27:59, Felicia Callahan 28:38, Hannah Blatt 29:37, Emma Collins 29:38 and Jennifer Gryka 32:52. Next meet: at Cedar Springs on Sept. 4 for an O-K Bronze Jamboree.
Montabella 9th: The Mustangs finished third in their division and ninth overall on Tuesday at the Chippewa Hills Early Bird Invitational. Kensi Garvey finished fifth overall with 21:39. Kim Buskirk was 11th in 23:59, Alvyia Karcher 17th in 24:14, Brynn Lobert 19th in 24:17 and Autumn Kindred 26th in 27:15. Next meet: at Central Montcalm’s Hornet Run on Sept. 6.
Lakeview runs four: The Wildcats ran just four runners on Tuesday at the Chippewa Hills Early Bird Invitational. Allison Adams led the way with 29:56, Camie Cooper 32:44, Katie Thebo 33:06 and Jessica Black 39:55. Next meet: at Central Montcalm’s Hornet Run on Sept. 6.
Tri County 3rd: The Vikings placed third at the CSAA jamboree on Tuesday at Brookside Golf Course hosted by Lakeview. Big Rapids placed first with a score of 386. Central Montcalm was second with 462, Tri County followed with 490 and Chippewa Hills finished with 575. The host Wildcats did not field enough golfers for a team score. Hannah Drouin led the Vikings with 113. Nikki Minard shot 129, Kelsey Geers 131 and Cierra Kargenian 133. Individual scores for Central Montcalm and Lakeview were not made available. Quote: “We struggled with unplayable lies today in the woods and long grass. Every day on the course is a learning experience and the girls truly appreciate every opportunity to grow and mature as golfers.” — Tri County coach Roxanne Faber. Next match: at Big Rapids Invitational on Thursday.