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Prep updates for Saturday, May 12

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Baseball

Greenville wins Big Rapids tourney: The Yellow Jackets won both of their games at the Big Rapids Invitational Saturday, beating the host Cardinals 5-2 and Benzonia Benzie Central 6-1. Travis Groom was the winning pitcher, throwing a complete-game three-hitter with two walks and seven strikeouts. Tre Nelson had two hits in the game for Greenville. Against Benzie Central the winner was Nick Reamer, who threw all seven innings and gave up six hits and four walks, striking out four. Groom, Parker Syrjala and Jacob Crittenden had two hits each. Record: 10-9. Next: at Grand Rapids Northview Tuesday.

Tri County 1-1 at Aquinas: The Vikings split two games Saturday at the Aquinas College Invitational, losing the first to Hopkins 6-1 but beating Wyoming Rogers 8-6. Against Hopkins Christian Johnson took the loss as he allowed six hits, struck out three and walked two. Brandon Peterman and Cody Dines had hits for Tri County. In the second game Peterman got the win in relief. He gave up one hit and stuck out four with four walks in 4 1/3 innings. Cody Mitz had three hits and Devin Thurston added two more for the Vikings. Record: 12-13. Next: at home against Newaygo Tuesday.

Lakeview drops two at own tourney: The Wildcats lost both games of their own tournament Saturday, losing to Scottville Mason County Central 7-0 and Belding 12-11. Kyler Ridgeway was Lakeview’s losing pitcher, allowing six hits and five walks against four strikeouts. Ridgeway and Joey Cole had the only two hits the Wildcats could muster. In the second game, the Redskins got a tie-breaking run in the bottom of the seventh to get the win. Chad Kain took the loss in relief, scattering four hits and five walks in an inning and two-thirds. Calvin Englund was 3-for-4 and Cole and Beau Moore each had two hits. Next: at Reed City Tuesday.

Softball

Belding wins own tournament: The Redskins were winners of their own tournament Saturday, beating Reed City 4-1 and Vestaburg 12-3. Against the Coyotes Morgan hill got the win, as she allowed four hits and two walks in seven innings, fanning nine. Hill, Mikayla Boss, Mindy Reminga and Hannah Linebaugh each knocked out two hits in the game. Against the Wolverines, who were ranked 10th in the state in Division 4 by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association, Kyleigh Linebaugh pitched a complete game, giving up nine hits and a walk while striking out four. Rachel Hunt, Caitlin Alkire and Mariah Hentzelman had two hits each for Belding in that game. Record: 15-10. Next: at Greenville today.

Greenville wins two at Big Rapids: The Yellow Jackets took two of the three games they played at the Big Rapids Invitational Saturday. Greenville opened with Cadillac and lost 11-2. Nikota Howe went all five innings and gave up seven hits, striking out six and walking three. The Jackets were no-hit in the game, getting their two runs on walks and errors. In game two, Greenville defeated the host Cardinals 11-3. Sarah Newhouse was the winning pitcher, as she allowed seven hits with a walk and a strikeout. Beth Gantz and Harleigh Lewis had three hits in the game and Newhouse helped her own cause with two more. The last game was against Alma, and the Jackets beat the Panthers 9-4, with Newhouse getting another win. She scattered eight hits, walked one and struck out four. Gantz was 3-for-4 in the game, Haley Bitner was 2-for-4 and Howe was 2-for-4 with a home run. Record: 13-13. Next: at home against Belding today.

Lakeview splits at Pierce Invite: The Wildcats won the first game but lost the second at their own invitational Saturday. Lakeview won 15-6 over Scottville Mason County Central, giving Sadie Massey a win despite six hits and six walks, striking out six. Erin Vanderzand was 4-for-5, Estelle Molitor was 3-for-4 and Andrea Henry, Liz Nielsen and Keelie Outman each had two hits. But the bats weren’t enough in the second game, as Lakeview lost to Clare 7-5. Vanderzand took the loss, allowing seven hits and a walk. Molitor had two hits and Ashley Sorsen added two more. Record: 15-10. Next: at Reed City Tuesday.

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Prep updates for Friday, May 11

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Softball

Lakeview sweeps: The Wildcats took both games (15-0 and 17-7) of a CSAA doubleheader from Big Rapids on Friday. Erin Vanderzand earned the win in both games. In game one, Liz Nielsen, Sheena Norton and Vanderzand each had two hits. Neilsen had four RBIs and Norton three RBIs. In game two, Chelsea Lint and Nielsen each had three hits. Vanderzand and Keelie Outman had two hits apiece. Nielsen had five more RBIs and Vanderzand drove in three runs. Each player in both games had at least one hit for the Wildcats. Records: 14-9 (8-6). Next: at home today for the Wildcat Invitational.

Montabella 0-2: The Mustangs lost a pair of MSAC games on Thursday night to the Coleman Comets. The Comets won game one 17-5. Cheyann Frasle suffered the loss. Only three runs were earned as the Mustangs made 12 errors in the game. Kayla LaCroix had two hits and an RBI. Game two went to Coleman 17-13. Emily Lint took the loss with just two of the runs being earned on eight errors. Montabella did have 13 hits in the loss. Lint, Sarah Ranney and Mariah Davidson each had three hits. Lint, Ranney and Taylor Hutson each had two RBIs. Records: 6-20 (4-7). Next: at home against Central Montcalm Monday.

Baseball

TC West tops TC: The Vikings fell to Traverse City West 6-2 on Friday. Cody Dines took the loss. He pitched six innings, allowing three earned runs and 12 hits. Five Vikings had one hit each. Record: 11-12. Next: today at the Aquinas Invitational.

CM swept: The Hornets fell twice on Friday to Chippewa Hills in CSAA play. The Warriors won game one 11-1 and the nightcap 6-5 in nine innings. Tyler Peterman took the loss in the first game. Hunter Myers and Forest Bartz each went 2-for-2. Micah Parr suffered the loss in game two. Myers had three more hits and Bartz two more. Records: 4-12 (2-8). Next: at Montabella Monday.

Soccer

Oakridge 4, Lakeview 1: The Wildcats fell on the road Friday in a nonconference game to Muskegon Oakridge. Ally Reed scored the lone Lakeview goal on a penalty kick. Danielle Grant made four saves. Next: at Fremont Providence Christian Tuesday.

Golf

CM shoots 332: The Hornets shot 332 to finish fourth at the Ithaca Invitational on Friday afternoon. Ithaca was first with a 309, followed by Alma 316 and DeWitt with 320. Jared Cilibraise shot 79 to lead the Hornets and place 7th overall. Tyler Sleet was 12th overall with 82 and Ryan Michelak was 20th with an 85. Tyler Johnson added an 86. Next: at Big Rapids Invitational on Tuesday.

Lakeview shoots 389: The Wildcats fired a 389 at the Ithaca Invitational on Friday. RK Boomer, Brock Kanous and Jon King each shot 97s while Kameron Gilbert shot 98. Ithaca won with 309. Next: at home for a CSAA jamboree on Wednesday.

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Prep results from Tuesday, May 8

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Baseball

Lakeview takes two from Mohawks: The Wildcats got back on the winning track by taking two CSAA games from Morley Stanwood 3-2 and 8-6 Tuesday. Jordan Stephens knocked in Garrett Cavendish with the game-winning hit in the first game, making Damien Beckett a winner. He pitched a complete-game four-hitter, striking out nine. Stephens’ game-winner was one of three hits he had in the game. Lakeview got a win from relief pitcher Chad Kain in the nightcap, as he gave up three hits and a walk, striking out two in 2 2/3 innings. Kyler Ridgeway was the leading hitter, going 4-for-5 with three runs scored. Records: 6-10 and 3-8. Next: at home against Big Rapids Friday.

Greenville, Lowell split: The Yellow Jackets lost the first game of two to the Red Arrows 10-3 but came back in the second game to win 7-5 Tuesday. In the opener Tyler Groom was the losing pitcher, as he allowed eight of the 10 runs in four innings. Parker Syrjala, Jacob Crittenden and Keaton Johnson had the only Greenville hits. Tyler Orr got the win in the second game, allowing eight hits and two walks with two strikeouts. He also was the only player with two hits. Records: 8-8 and 5-6. Next: at Lowell Thursday.

Tri County 1-1 vs. Lakers: The Vikings split a Lakes 8 Conference doubleheader with Spring Lake Tuesday. Tri County won the first game 5-3, but lost the second game 8-0. Brandon Peterman went all seven innings in the opener, allowing eight hits and three walks while striking out 12. Peterman helped his own cause with three hits, as did Devin Thurston. Martin Gould also added two hits to the attack. Christian Johnson was the losing pitcher in the nightcap, allowing six hits and two walks. Tri County had only three hits from Cody Mitz, Cody Gross and Dustin Ruppert. Records: 11-11 and 6-4. Next: at home against Traverse City West Friday.

CC-Crystal, Fulton split: The Eagles finished a suspended game with the Pirates Tuesday and lost it 5-2, then played the second game of a doubleheader and won it 6-4. Nate LaVictor pitched the first four innings and took the loss for CC-Crystal, allowing five hits and three walks while striking out four. The only Eagle hits were from LaVictor, Mitch Wesley and Hunter Clark. The second game was won by Garner Cusack, who gave up six hits and five walks while striking out 10. CC-Crystal had 15 hits in the game, led by Wesley, Cusack, Spencer Harwood and Arron Haines with three each. Records: 8-12 and 4-11. Next: at Dansville Thursday.

Central drops doubleheader: The Green Hornets lost two CSAA games to Holton 1-0 and 4-3 Tuesday in Holton. Micah Parr not only had the only hit Central had in the first game but was also the losing pitcher, allowing four hits and a walk with four strikeouts. Austin Edwards took the loss in the nightcap, allowing five hits and five walks with two strikeouts. Seven different Hornets had a single hit in the game. Records: 4-10 and 2-6. Next: at Chippewa Hills Friday.

Softball

CC-Crystal loses make-up games: The Eagles made up a doubleheader with Fulton Tuesday and lost both games 11-9 and 9-8. Katie Wilcox pitched both games and took the losses, allowing nine hits and four walks in the opener and six hits and four walks with three strikeouts in the nightcap. Wilcox, Tomberlee Smith and Hailey Shinabarger had two hits each in the opener, while Kali Donahue had three hits and Smith added two more in the second game, which saw the Eagles commit seven errors. Records: 8-14 and 4-11. Next: at Dansville Thursday.

Lakeview loses two: The Wildcats were the latest victims of the Morley Stanwood Mohawks Tuesday, losing 12-3 and 6-5 in a CSAA matchup. Erin Vanderzand was the unlucky loser in the first game, being victimized by a two-out error that led to nine runs in one inning. She scattered 11 hits and five walks around seven strikeouts. Vanderzand had two hits and Andrea Henry, Estelle Molitor and Sadie Massey had the other hits. Massey was tagged with the loss in the second game, allowing nine hits and striking out six. Vanderzand added two more hits in that game. Records: 12-9 and 6-6. Next: at home against Big Rapids Friday.

Lowell tops Greenville twice: The Yellow Jackets were victimized by the Red Arrows in Lowell in an O-K White Conference twinbill Tuesday. Lowell won the first game 8-0, with Beth Gantz breaking up a no-hit bid. Lexii Canterbury was tagged with the loss, as she allowed five hits and two walks while striking out a batter in 2 2/3 innings. Canterbury also took the loss in the second game, as she scattered 13 hits, walking two and striking out two. Kae Page had two hits as did Liz Niemiec and Nikota Howe added three RBIs in the game. Records: 9-10 and 3-3. Next: at East Grand Rapids Thursday.

Golf

Central second, Lakeview fifth: The Green Hornets finished behind Big Rapids in Tuesday’s CSAA jamboree at Hesperia, shooting a team score of 336 to the Cardinals’ 311. The Wildcats were fifth with 374, Just ahead of the host Panthers. For Central, their scorers were Ryan Michalek with an 81, Tyler Johnson with an 82, Tyler Sleet with an 84 and Jared Cilibraise with an 89. Lakeview got an 89 from Jared Wandel, a 90 from Brock Kanouse, a 94 from R.K. Boomer and a 101 from John King. Next: Lakeview goes to the Ithaca Invitational Friday while Central Montcalm goes to the Big Rapids Invitational Monday.

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Prep results for Monday, May 7

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Softball

CC-C splits: The Eagles lost game one to Portland St. Patrick on Monday 19-9 in five innings. Katie Wilcox took the loss. Wilcox, Kali Donahue and Mariya Schafer each had one hit. Wilcox responded with an 11-9  win in game two. She struck out eight and allowed nine hits. Wilcox had two hits and five RBIs to help her cause. Mikayla Duflo had three hits and an RBI. Records: 8-12 (4-9). Next: at Dansville Thursday.

Soccer

Big Rapids 6, Lakeview 0: The Wildcats struggled in a CSAA loss to the Cardinals on Monday. Danielle Johnson made 15 saves for Lakeview. Quote: “It was one of those nights. Not much went our way tonight.” — Lakeview coach Chris Smith. Records: 6-4-2 (2-1). Next: at Reed City on Wednesday.

Golf

Butternut 161, Fulton 183: Butternut defeated Fulton on Monday at Glenkerry Golf Course. Isaac Crouse and David Crouse each shot 39 for Butternut. Caleb Wyman fired a 43 and Isaiah Wyman a 43. Record: 3-0. Next: at Montabella on Wednesday.

Greenville shoots 177: The Yellow Jackets hosted East Grand Rapids and GR Christian on Monday at The Links at Bowen Lake. Greenville shot 177. Both East and Christian shot 157. Brady McNeill shot 40 to lead the Yellow Jackets. Jake Visch shot 42, Dylan Bernth 44 and Alex Karatkiewicz a 51. Record: 2-10. Next: at GR Creston on Wednesday.

Belding shoots 181: The Redskins played at The Highlands on Monday in an O-K Blue jamboree hosted by West Catholic. The Redskins shot 181. West Catholic won the event with a 158, just ahead of Forest Hills Northern’s 163. Cody Christensen led the Redskins with a 39. Conor Wisman added a 40, Spencer Middling a 49 and Dillon Riches a 53. Next: at Egypt Valley on Wednesday for a league jamboree hosted by Forest Hills Northern.

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Prep results for Saturday, May 5

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Baseball

Lakeview splits at Tri County: The Wildcats won one game and lost one in the Tri County tournament Saturday. Lakeview lost the first game to Grandville Covenant Christian 10-0, getting only one hit from Calvin Englund. The losing pitcher was Joe Cole, who went only an inning and two thirds and allowed five walks and two hits without a strikeout. However the Wildcats were 6-3 winners over Wyoming Kelloggsville. Chad Kain got the win, allowing four hits and four walks without a strikeout. Damien Beckett notched the save, allowing two hits and a walk with one strikeout. Jared Taylor and Kyler Ridgeway had two hits each in the game. Records: 4-10. Next: at Morley Stanwood Tuesday.

Tri County splits: The Vikings also was a single winner at their invitational Saturday, mercying Wyoming Kelloggsville 13-3 in six innings and losing to Covenant Christian 8-4. In the opener 11 different Tri County players had one hit, led by winning pitcher Christian Johnson, Brandon Peterman and Cody Dines with two hits each. Johnson allowed eight hits while striking out two and walking one. In the nightcap Cody Groff took the loss, going 4 2-3 innings and gave up five hits and striking out two. Devin Thurston had two hits and three RBIs and Dustin Ruppert added two hits. Record: 10-10. Next: at Spring Lake Tuesday.

Montabella splits: The Mustangs did the same thing as the other two local teams, as they beat Grant 7-4 but was shut out by Sparta 6-0. The first game was won by Drew Nemeth, who went three innings and allowed three hits and four walks, striking out three. Chase Murray had three hits and three RBIs and Drew Burggren added two hits more. In the second game the Mustangs had only two hits, making a loser of Travis Dunn, who only went one-third of an inning and gave up two hits while walking three. Dunn and Travis Sabin had the hits for Montabella. Record: 7-10-2. Next: at Coleman Thursday.

Softball

Montabella 0-2 at Reed City: The Mustangs lost both of their games at the Reed City Invitational Saturday, losing to the host Coyotes 6-1 and Evart 13-7. Cheyann Frasle took the loss in the opener despite allowing just two hits and walking three with three strikeouts. She wasn’t helped on defense as Montabella made six errors. Mariah Davison, Taylor Hutson and Krista Daws had the only hits. Emily Lint was the losing pitcher in the second game and combined with Frasle’s work in relief the Mustangs scattered 12 hits and six walks. Hutson had two hits and Frasle and Davidson had one each. Record: 6-16. Next: at home against Coleman Thursday.

Lakeview 2-1 at Tri County: The Wildcats went to the Tri County Invitational Saturday and ended up with two wins in three games. Lakeview opened with a 13-3, five-inning win over Grant. Sadie Massey pitched a complete-game three-hitter, striking out two and walking four. Massey added two hits, as did Maddie Shurlow and Keelie Outman. One of Outman’s hits was an inside-the-park homer. In the second game the Wildcats lost to Beal City 6-1. Erin Vanderzand was the losing pitcher, allowing eight hits with four strikeouts and two walks. Andrea Henry had two of the three hits, while Chelsea Lint had the other. Vanderzand pitched the win in the third game, which was a 7-5 win over Kalkaska. Vanderzand gave up 10 hits and struck out three without a walk, then was 3-for-4 with three RBIs at the plate. Henry added two more hits. Record: 12-7. Next: at Morley Stanwood Tuesday.

Boys track

Greenville seventh at Cedar Springs: The Yellow Jackets scored 462 points at the Cedar Springs Invitational Saturday. Luke Wilson and Carter Stephens were the top runners for Greenville, as they had two top-five places each, including teaming on the fifth-place 800-meter relay team (1:35.98). Wilson was fifth in the long jump (19-3) and Stephens was fifth in the 200 (24.11). Jesse Munoz was the highest placer for the Jackets, taking second in the 110-meter hurdles (16.59). Next: at the Lakeview JV Invitational today.

Girls track

Greenville third at Cedar Springs: The Yellow Jackets finished third at the Cedar Springs Invitational Saturday with 723 points, trailing only Rockford’s 778 and Jenison’s 723. Getting four places for Greenville was Bailey Parmelee and three top-five places each were Taylor Baker and Audrey Wyse. Parmelee was fourth in the 1,600 (5:08.12), second in the 3,200 (11:18.70) and second in the 800 (2:23.72) and was a member of the second-place 1,600-meter relay (4:15.99) with Baker and Wyse. Baker also was second in the 400 (1:01.02) and fourth in the 200 (26.75). Wyse was fifth in the pole vault (9-0) and second behind Rosalyn Wyse (47.67) in the 300-meter hurdles (48.81). Next: at the Lakeview JV Invitational today.

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Prep results from Wednesday, May 2

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Golf

GR Christian 158, Greenville 186: The Yellow Jackets went to Quail Ridge in Grand Rapids and lost an O-K White Conference match with the Eagles Wednesday. The leading scorer for Greenville was Jake Visch with a 44. Alex Karatkewicz and Alex Hall each shot 44 and Brady McNeill and Tyler Rasmussen added a 48 each. Record: 2-9 in the O-K White. Next: at home against East Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Christian Monday.

Central Montcalm 168, Montabella 190: The Green Hornets beat the Mustangs at the Links of Edmore Wednesday. Central’s Ryan Michalek was match medalist with a 40. Tyler Johnson added a 41, Tyler Sleet a 42 and Jared Cilibraise a 45. Montabella got a 44 from Michael Hyde, a 47 from Austin Garner, a 49 from Austin Huber and a 50 from Parker Eldred. Next: Central is at home friday against Tri County, Montabella is at home against Coleman May 10.

Belding fifth at O-K Blue jamboree: The Redskins shot a team score of 189 Wednesday at Candlestone Golf and Resort, which was fifth out of the six teams in the meet. The winner of the jamboree was Comstock Park with a 167. Belding’s top scorers were Conor Wiseman with a 41, Cody Christensen with a 44 and Dylan Riches and Bryce Johnson with a 52 each. Next: at Grand Rapids West Catholic Monday.

Tennis

Lowell 7, Greenville 1: The Red Arrows defeated the Yellow Jackets on Wednesday in an O-K White matchup. The lone win for Greenville came from Alex Wagner (No. 3 singles) with a 7-5, 6-4 win over Zoe Beloncis. Tereas Larez and Grace Beckman lost a three set match 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 at No. 4 doubles. Next: at Byron Center today.

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Prep results for Tuesday, May 1

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Baseball

Central Montcalm splits: The Hornets defeated White Cloud in game one 5-4 and lost in game two 9-3. Austin Edwards took the loss in game one. Hunter Myers and Edwards had three hits apiece. Oryan Wetherington, Micah Parr and Forrest Bartz each had two hits. The Hornets won the game with four straight hits in the bottom of the seventh inning. Wetherington took the loss in game two. Myers, Bartz and Will Plavin each had one hit. Tyler Peterman and Plavin each had three stolen bases. Next: at home Friday against Greenville.

Tri County swept by Orchard View: The Vikings lost both Lakes 8 games to the Cardinals 5-3 and 9-3 on Tuesday. The Cardinals scored three times — all unearned — in the seventh inning to break a 2-2 tie. Brandon Peterman suffered the loss in seven innings. Cody Mitz had two hits and Devin Longoria had two RBIs. Cody Dines was the losing pitcher in game two. He allowed six runs, four earned in 2 2/3 innings. Mitz had a hit and RBI while Longoria added an RBI. The Vikings stranded 18 runners in scoring position between the two games. Records: 9-9 (5-3). Next: against Kelloggsville on Saturday in the Tri County Invitational.

Softball

Greenville wins twice: The Yellow Jackets no-hit the Creston Polar Bears in both games of a doubleheader on Tuesday, winning 17-0 and 18-0. Alyssa Canterbury earned the win in game one and Lexii Canterbury in game two. In game one, Lizzy Niemiec and Alyssa Canterbury each had two hits. Niemiec had four RBIs. Harleigh Lewis had one hit and two RBIs. In game two, Nikota Howe went 3-for-3 with four RBIs and Niemiec added two hits and two RBIs. The Yellow Jackets were walked 25 times in two games. Record: 6-6. Next: at GR Christian on Thursday.

Lakeview splits with Hesperia: The Wildcats bounced back with a 9-2 win in game two on Tuesday at home. Erin Vanderzand earned the win in seven innings of work. She allowed seven hits with six strikeouts. Vanderzand, Chelsea Lint, Keelie Outman and Liz Nielsen each had two hits. Game one went to Hesperia 12-7. The Panthers outscored the Wildcats 7-1 in the final four innings. Estelle Molitor went 3-for-4 while Sadie Massie and a hit and RBI. Outman hit a home run in game one. Massie took the loss, allowing 12 runs on hits with four strikeouts. Records: 9-6 (6-4). Next: vs. Grant on Thursday.

Redskins split: Belding split with Cedar Springs in an O-K Blue doubleheader on Tuesday. The Redskins won game one 4-2, but lost game two 12-6. Kyleigh Linebaugh earned the win in game one. She allowed five hits and two earned runs with six strikeouts. Linebaugh had three hits. Mindy Reminga had two hits and an RBI. Mariah Heintzelmen had three hits and an RBI in game two. Hannah Linebaugh and Makalya Boss each had two hits while Autumn Thome had three RBIs and Morgan Hill two RBIs. Records: 9-10 (7-4). Next: at home vs. Cedar Springs on Thursday.

Soccer

Lakeview 3, Clare 0: The Wildcats were victorious at home on Tuesday night against the Pioneers. Ally Reed scored twice and Katie Johnson once. Johnson, Tori Nielsen and Goldie Vickers each had one assist. Danielle Grant made one save in goal. Record: 6-3-2. Next: at home Monday vs. Big Rapids.

Golf

Central Montcalm 2nd: The Hornets shot 328 to place second behind Big Rapids’ 315 at the CSAA jamboree at Bowen Lake Golf Course on Tuesday. Lakeview was third with 375. Ryan Michalek led the Hornets with a 79. Tyler Sleet shot 81, Tyler Johnson 84 and Ben Gladding each shot 84. Quote: “We played pretty solid tee to green. Bowen Lake requires hitting the ball safe off the tee to score. We were able to keep the ball in play and our scores showed it.” – Hornets coach Gary Buchholz. Next: CSAA jamboree at Hesperia Tuesday.

Wildcats 3rd: Lakeview had a good afternoon at the CSAA jamboree hosted by Central Montcalm on Tuesday at Bowen Lake Golf Course. The Wildcats placed third with a 375. Big Rapids placed first with 315 and Central Montcalm was second with 328. Jon Wandel was third individually with a 76. RK Boomer shot 92, Nate Nelson 99 and Jon King a 108. Next: CSAA jamboree at Hesperia on Tuesday.

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Prep results for Monday, April 30

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Baseball

Redskins win Invite: The Redskins went to Breckenridge Saturday and beat two Tri-Valley Conference opponents by one run each for the title. Belding got a 7-6 win over the host Huskies followed by a 10-9, eight-inning win over Merrill. In the opener Rob VanDyke went all six innings for the win, striking out six. Kole Hart was 3-for-3 and Josh Moore was 2-for-2. Todd Haller added a two-run homer in the third inning. Against the Vandals Dylan Hunt drove in the game-winner with a single in the bottom of the eighth. That made a winner out of Seth Nelson, who pitched 2 2/3 innings of relief and struck out three. Along with the game-winning single, Hunt added a grand slam home run in the second inning – his first career homer – to the attack. Tyler Daller also had two hits. Record: 7-8-1. Next: at Cedar Springs today.

Greenville JV wins Lakeview tourney: The JV Yellow Jackets allowed only one hit in two games of the Lakeview JV Invitational Saturday, winning two games by the mercy rule in beating Reed City 15-0 and the host Wildcats 10-0. Max Little threw a no-hitter against the JV Coyotes, striking out seven in three innings. Nick Reamer and Seth Davis each had two hits and two runs scored in the game. Against Lakeview Reamer struck out seven and allowed only one hit for the win on the mound, then at the plate he was 2-for-3 with 3 RBIs. Record: 12-1. Next: at home against Grand Rapids Christian Wednesday.

Softball

Montabella 19, Ashley 1: The Mustangs mercied the Bears in a Mid-State Activities Conference game Monday despite rain that postponed the second game. Emily Lint struck out five of the 12 batters she faced for the win. Melissa Allen and Taylor Hutson had two hits each for Montabella. Records: 6-16 and 4-5. Next: at home against Vestaburg Thursday.

Golf

Belding shoots 195: The Redskins shot 195 at Cedar Chase Golf Course on Monday in an O-K Blue Jamboree. GR West Catholic shot 158 to win the tournament. Sparta was second with 170 and Comstock Park third with 173. Cody Christensen led the Redskins with 45. Conor Wisman and Dillon Riches shot 49 while Bryce Johnson fired a 52. Next: at Candlestone on Wednesday for an O-K Blue Jamboree.

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Prep results for Friday, April 27

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Baseball

EGR 6, Tri County 4: The Vikings lost on the road to the Pioneers on Friday night. Andy Thompson suffered the loss in three innings. He gave up five hits and three walks in defeat. Brandon Peterman led the Vikings with three hits. Record: 8-7. Next: vs. Grant at Fifth Third Ballpark on Monday.

Lakeview 0-2: The Wildcats lost in a doubleheader at Chippewas Hills on Friday night. The Warriors won game one 6-1. Kyler Ridgeway suffered the loss, allowing seven hits and four walks in five innings. He struck out six. Beau Moore went 2-for-3. Game two was a 6-2 final in favor of the Warriors. Damien Beckett took the loss in six innings. He allowed five hits while striking out five. Jordan Stephens  and Ridgeway each had two hits. Records: 2-7 (1-6). Next: at home Tuesday against Hesperia.

Softball

Lakeview splits: The Wildcats split a doubleheader with Chippewa Hills on Friday. The Wildcats won game one 8-7. Andrea Henry knocked in the winning run with a groundout in the eighth inning. Erin Vanderzand earned the win going all eight innings. Henry finished with four hits. Keelie Outman was 3-for-4 with a 2-run home run, Sadie Massey and Liz Nielsen each had two hits. Game two was an 8-4 win for Chippewa Hills. Massey took the loss. Estelle Molitor went 2-for-2 while Henry had two more hits in game two. Records: 8-5 (5-3). Next: at home vs. Hesperia on Tuesday.

Soccer

Lakeview ties: The Wildcats finished in a 2-2 tie with Big Rapids Cross Roads Academy on Friday. Ally Reed scored both Lakeview goals while Tori Nielsen had two assists. Danielle Grant made four saves. Record: 5-3-2. Next: at home against Clare on Tuesday.

Golf

Hornets 2nd: Central Montcalm placed second in the Gold division of the Huskie (Breckenridge) Invitational on Friday afternoon. Central Montcalm shot 325 to finish behind Ithaca’s 311. Hemlock was third in the same division with 347. Three Hornets placed in the top ten led by Jared Cilibraise with a 79. Ryan Michalek (80) and Tyler Sleet (81) also placed in the top 10. Tyler Johnson shot an 85. Next: at the Links of Edmore against Montabella on Wednesday.

Mustangs 4th: The Montabella Mustangs placed fourth in the Blue division of the Huskie (Breckenridge) Invitational on Friday afternoon. The Mustangs shot 391. Fulton was first in the Blue division with 345. Ithaca shot 311 to win the Gold division. Michael Hyde led the Mustangs with 94. Austin Huber shot 98, Parker Eldred 99 and Trent Sabin 100. Next: at home against Central Montcalm on Wednesday.

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Prep results for Wednesday, April 25

2:05 pm in Uncategorized by Bruce Bentley

Baseball

Northview 4, Tri County 2: The Vikings were downed by the Wildcats in a nonconference game Wednesday. Christian Johnson took the loss for Tri County, allowing eight hits and four walks, striking out three. The Vikings had only two hits: from Brandon Peterman and Cody Smits. Record: 8-6. Next: at East Grand Rapids Friday.

Soccer

Belding 3, West Catholic 2: The Redskins beat the Falcons for the first time ever Wednesday night, breaking a 2-2 tie with a goal from Mackenzie Krieger for their second win in a row. Krieger also scored in the first half as did Haylee Batzer, with both of those goals assisted by Charlene Kehoe. Samantha Parker made 11 saves in net for Belding. Record: 2-5-1. Next: at home against Comstock Park Monday.

Golf

Greenville 161, GR Creston 237: The Yellow Jackets had no trouble with the Polar Bears or the wind Wednesday. Dylan Bernth was the low scorer with a 37, followed by Jake Fisch with a 38, Brady McNeill with a 40 and Tyler Rasmussen with a 46. Next: at NorthPointe Christian Invitational Friday.

Central fourth at Chippewa Hills: The Green Hornets shot a team score of 347 at the Chippewa Hills Invitational Wednesday at the Royal of Canadian Lakes. Alma won the event with a 311, followed by Fowler with a 340 and Cedar Springs with a 343. Leading Central was Ryan Michalek with a 79, followed by Tyler Sleet with an 84, Jared Cilibraise with a 91 and Tyler Johnson with a 93. Quote: “I’m still waiting on this team to fire on all cylinders. I have hopes we can shoot 320 or better.” – Central coach Gary Buchholz. Next: at home for a CSAA jamboree Tuesday.

Fulton 179, Montabella 202: The Mustangs were beat by the Pirates in a dual meet Wednesday. Low scorers for Montabella were Dakota Lobert with a 47, followed by Michael Hyde with a 50, Austin Huber with a 51 and Trent Sabin with a 54. Next: at Breckenridge for the Huskie Invitational Friday.

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