With just a few weeks before the start of the high school football season, the Lakeview Wildcats continue summer preparation with new head coach Sean Rinehart. Rinehart, a Michigan native, has spent the past several years in North Carolina coaching the same sport. Now, for the first time he is in charge of his own program and loving every minute of it.
The Lakeview baseball team was under high expectations from their coach, Ryan Vellanti. The Wildcats finished the season 9-20, which was better than the two wins they had in 2012, but not quite up to what Vellanti had in mind.
Things went very well for Lakeview’s boys golf team this season. So well that coach Brian Corwin said he “didn’t know how much better the season could have been.”
Lakeview’s girls soccer team was hit with a lot of different roadblocks during the season. The Wildcats still finished 11-5-1, but they had to go through some adversity, noted coach Chris Smith.
The three remaining boys golf teams that were playing in the regional golf tournaments finished 10th or worse Thursday. So golf season is over for Lakeview, Montabella and Tri County after they were eliminated from the boys golf playoffs.
The Lakeview Wildcats soccer team featured just four seniors and three juniors this season. Despite the youth, and the fact one of their seniors (Megan Leach) was out all season because of injury, the Wildcats managed to finish the year 11-5-1. Lakeview finished second in the CSAA behind Newyago and lost to regional finalist Grand Rapids Catholic Central (plays Muskegon Oakridge in regional final tonight at Big Rapids) in the district tournament.
Wednesday and Thursday are the days the three local high school golf teams take to the course for the regional tournaments. Greenville, Lakeview and Montabella all will be heading to their regional tournaments happy that they were able to qualify for the tournaments.
Belding loses in district final: The Redskins were able to beat Cedar Springs 6-5 in the Division 2 district semifinals but lost to Comstock Park 5-1 in the final…
The local girls soccer teams begin the playoffs today as district action gets underway. All three coaches say they are ready to go for the postseason.
Lakeview 2, Crossroads Academy 1: The Wildcats pulled out a nonconference road win on Wednesday night. Tori Nielsen and Maddie Shurlow found the back of the net for Lakeview goals…