Lake-view’s girls soccer team was a good team that didn’t know it. The Wildcat kickers finished the season 10-10 overall and 5-7 in the Central State Activities Association. The team came together late in the season, according to coach Chris Smith.
Belding’s boys golf team had an experience gap this season, noted coach Doug Anderson. “We were top-loaded with experience and the bottom guys, we had some inexperience,” Anderson said.
Tri County’s girls soccer team had a season to remember, even if it didn’t end the way they wanted it to. The Vikings went 19-6 this season, punctuated by the fact that none of the six losses they suffered was in regulation. Tri County had their season end in a shootout in the Division 2 district semifinals, losing to Newaygo in an otherwise scoreless game.
Jared Simon has been hoping to become a varsity boys basketball coach since his graduation from Montabella High School. He’s getting that chance this coming winter. Simon was selected to replace Gary Jankowsky as the Mustangs’ varsity coach.
Boys basketball season ended a mere three months ago. Tri County had its last day of high school Monday. Yet the high school gymnasium, along with the middle school gym, was abuzz with boys basketball, as the Vikings hosted five other teams in a spring scrimmage.
Another Jankowsky resigned as coach of a Montabella sport in 2015. That Jankowsky will be replaced another Simon. This time it’s Jordann Jankowsky, who is leaving the Mustangs’ volleyball program in favor of Max Simon, who has coached Montabella volleyball before.
When you have nine of your 12 players on a tennis team playing for the first time in their careers, it’s hard to win against more experienced teams. That’s what happened to Greenville’s girls tennis team. The Yellow Jackets didn’t win any of their nine duals this season, getting one tie in those nine duals.
Sure, Greenville boys golf coach Marty Carmichael would have liked for his team to finish better in the O-K Bronze Conference. But he wasn’t unhappy with the way the Yellow Jackets played. Greenville finished fourth in the Bronze, one place behind Northview.
Gary Jankowsky has spent the past three years as varsity boys basketball coach at Montabella. That term ended in March. Jankowsky submitted his resignation after the 2014-2015 season ended. The season ended with the Mustangs going 5-15 overall and 1-8 in the Mid-State Activities Conference.
Montabella’s boys golf team was young, noted coach Nichole Howe. But they impressed her with how much they improved.