2017-04-20 / Sports


Goodrich’s Alexis Velazquez takes the ball from an Almont player in a March 27 win. 
Photo by Brandon Pope Goodrich’s Alexis Velazquez takes the ball from an Almont player in a March 27 win. Photo by Brandon Pope BASEBALL

GRAND BLANC: The Bobcats pounded out 16 hits in a 10-2 victory over Waterford Mott Monday. Logan Fleming earned the win for Grand Blanc, going 5-2/3 innings, striking out seven and allowed two runs.

Noah Staten led the offensive effort for the Bobcats with three hits and three RBI. Connor Carlson and Joe Messner also had three hits each. Blake Olah and Nolan Hamilton both had two hits and an RBI.

“We are starting to hit our stride a bit in terms of swinging the bats,” said Grand Blanc coach Kevin Hubbs. “We are playing confident and loose. Our pitchers are starting to get some of the rust off from the winter and are throwing better every time they are called upon.”

After trailing the entire game, Grand Blanc came back in the eighth inning with a walk-off single to take a 3-2 win over Carman-Ainsworth last Thursday. Nick Morales earned the win for the Bobcats, throwing three innings, allowing one run, two hits, one walk and retiring four batters. Lawson Bainbridge started the game, pitching five innings with one run, one walk, four hits and four strikeouts. Daniel Heidenreich, Blake Olah, Joe Messner and Ryder Brotebeck all had one hit.

The second game against Carman- Ainsworth was called for darkness. The Bobcats led 6-0 at the end of the game. Drew Kranz threw three innings, retiring seven batters and allowing no hits. Sean Seaton had two hits for Grand Blanc.

Grand Blanc split a doubleheader with Milford last Wednesday, falling 6-4 in the first game and winning 7-0 in the second. Despite a strong hitting effort in the first game, Grand Blanc fell victim to too many walks, errors and baserunning mistakes. Carlson went 4-for-4 offensively and Olah had three RBI.

In the second game, Dylan Cumming went five innings, allowing two hits and striking out six. Olah had two hits and two RBI. Heidenreich also had two hits.

Grand Blanc, 3-1, traveled to Pinckney yesterday. The Bobcats will play in the Tom Cole Tournament on Friday. – K.R.

GOODRICH: The Martians hosted Kearsley last Wednesday, defeating the Hornets 9-4. No other stats were reported. – A.V.


GRAND BLANC: The Bobcats opened their season on Thursday at the KLAA Pre-Season Conference Tournament. A total of 12 teams and 70 golfers were in attendance. Grand Blanc finished the day in second with a final score of 325, just behind Hartland, that scored 315. Howell finished third with 335.

Grand Blanc’s Nick Bruett was tournament medalist, firing a 75 and beating out Hartland’s Nic Hoffman and Bryce Brief by just two strokes. Trevor Bailey and Austin Belcher were tied for ninth with 82. Evan Finsterwald was 26th with 86. Blake Kryska was 30th with 88. John George was 52nd with 96.

“It was a brutal day to play golf,” said Grand Blanc coach Joe Gainey. “It was in the low 40s all morning long, very wet turf and when the rain came, even more so. The boys were focused, addressed the weather conditions and prevailed. I was proud of how the boys battled the elements in the first event of the season.” – K.R.

GOODRICH: The Martians defeated Corunnna and Webberville at Oak Lane on Monday. Goodrich fired a 154, Corunna 171 and Webberville 206. Ty Mero and Ben Locey tied for a low 37. Trent Barth shot a 39 and Caden Veenhuis rounded the team out with a 41.

Goodrich opened the season last Thursday against Durand and Montrose. The Martians shot a 160, Durand 182 and Montrose 200. Barth led Goodrich with a one-over-par 37. Mero scored 40, Ben Locey and Veenhuis shot a 42.

Goodrich faces Lake Fenton, Byron, Corunna, Durand, Montrose, Mt. Morris, New Lothrop and Webberville on Tuesday. – K.R.



BOYS: The Bobcats faced a trio of games over the last week, winning two of the three contests. Grand Blanc’s most recent victory came against Bay City Central, winning 16-1 Monday. Senior Spenser Bully scored a hat trick during the game and Derek Boike recorded five assists.

Last Wednesday, the Bobcats defeated Bay City Western 17-2. Senior Landon Macco had a massive game, scoring nine goals.

Just a day earlier, on Tuesday, Grand Blanc traveled to Walled Lake Western and suffered a 15-11 loss. Macco again had a strong showing, registering seven goals for Grand Blanc. Meanwhile, goalie Noah Dilbur has managed to keep a season average of 12 saves per game throughout the opening weeks of the season.

Grand Blanc traveled to Brighton on Wednesday after press deadlines and will host Davison tomorrow. – A.V.

GIRLS : Grand Blanc defeated Saginaw Heritage 18-10 last Thursday and lost to Novi 17-8 last Wednesday. No other stats were reported. Grand Blanc faced Brighton on Wednesday after press deadlines. – A.V.


BOYS: The Martians traveled to Swartz Creek on Thursday and were unable to get anything going for the game, losing 15-1. Goodrich trailed 4-0 after the first quarter and 9-0 at the half. After the break, the Martians were still unable to contain the Swartz creek offense, allowing four more goals to enter the fourth down 13-0. Goodrich scored its lone goal with 7:56 left in the final quarter, but Swartz Creek was able to answer right back shortly after.

Goodrich, 0-2, faces Davison on Monday. – A.V.

GIRLS: The Goodrich/Lake Fenton girls’ lacrosse team got a big 9-4 win at Holly last Tuesday and then followed that up with an even bigger win last Thursday, 17-7, over Swartz Creek. – B.P.


GOODRICH – The Martians hosted Lake Fenton on Tuesday and suffered a Genesee Area Conference-Red loss to the Blue Devils, 3-0. Alexis Pocza made 15 saves in net for Goodrich. The Martians will travel to Kearsley today. – B.P.

GRAND BLANC: At Hartland on Tuesday, the Bobcats got their first tie of the season, 1-1. Faith Webber got the lone Grand Blanc goal in the second half, assisted by Ashton Cassel, evening the score.

The Lady Bobcats thumped Pinckney at home last Friday, 4-0. Lara Wheeler notched the first goal of the game with help from Faith Webber. Morgan Metzger would then double the lead after burying a corner kick before Bella Sabo got the tally off a feed from Izzy Walker to take a 3-0 lead into the half.

Cassel would kick home a rebound in the second half with assists from Faith and Paige Webber. Between the pipes, Madison McKay and Maddie Fox shared the shutout.

The Bobcats hit the road last Wednesday and completed a shutout over Livonia Churchill, 3-0. Opening the scoring in the first half was Faith Webber off a feed from Wheeler. Paige Webber found the back of the net in the second half, assisted by Ally Childers, and Jenna Blackburn registered the third goal with a helper from Bella Sabo.

Teaming up between the pipes to record the shutout were Maddie Fox and Madison McKay.

Grand Blanc is now 4-0-1 overall, 1-0-1 Kensington Lakes Activities Association, hosts Milford today and travels to Saginaw Heritage on Saturday. – B.P.


Goodrich 5, Corunna 3
4-17-17 at Corunna

No. 1 Singles Katelyn Mullane (GR) def Kammi Lawson 4-6, 6-4, 6-2

No. 2 Kaylee Hopkins (GR) def by Shelby Swan 6-1, 6-2

No. 3 Hannah Girling (GR) def by Stephanie Scott 6-2, 6-1

No. 4 Halle Moore (GR) def Lexi Sharp 6-1, 6-3

No. 1 Doubles Veronica Roberts/Paige Walker (GR) def Brooke Tomlinson/ Anatasia Gulyaeva 6-1, 6-4

No. 2 Sophia Holt/Morgan Swett (GR) def Charity Cummings/Rheanna Zsigo 6-1, 6-3

No. 3 Maggie Brownrigg/Allison Wood (GR) def Hailey Drexler/Ava Ringheisern 6-4, 6-0

No. 4 Heidi Rivera/Cassidy Bartkowiak (GR) def by Sonja Wiegand/Kylee Brewer 3-6, 6-6(7-4) – L.P.

Grand Blanc 8, Howell 1
At Grand Blanc

No. 1 Singles Kayla Grundy (GB) def. Clara Besson (H) 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 Ava Dunlap (GB) def. Anna Buchel (H) 6-0, 6-0

No. 3 Loren Nelson (GB) def. Kayla Hamilton (H) 6-0, 6-0

No. 4 Lucy Burau (GB) def. Madyson Woods (H) 6-0, 6-0

No. 1 Doubles Sydney Lushin/Lily Yang (GB) def. Jordan Jones/Julianna Ward- Brown (H) 6-0, 6-0

No. 2 Mckenzie Borg/Athena Aquino (GB) def. Noelle Shinn/Megan Wolan (H) 6-3, 6-4

No. 3 Madison Roberts/Mary Hardenberg (GB) def. Megan Bryne/ Madison Melby (H) 6-3, 6-1

No. 4 Cammi Lucia/Ashley Trinidad (GB) def. Molly Holbrook/Nichole Kutchey (H) 6-1, 6-1

No. 5 Emily MacDonald/Cameron Silverton (GB) def. by Maddy Niblock/ Shelby Laupp (H) 6-4, 5-7, 10-8

The Lady Bobcats competed in the Northville Quad on Saturday, finishing tied for second place with Troy with two points. Northville finished first and Port Huron Northern was third. Individual flight scores were not reported.

Grand Blanc 6, Brighton 3
At Brighton

No. 1 Singles Kayla Grundy (GB) def. Maria Raneses (B) 6-2, 6-1

No. 2 Ava Dunlap (GB) def. Maggie Le (B) 6-2, 6-0

No. 3 Loran Nelson (GB) def. Emily Valliencourt (B) 6-0, 6-0

No. 4 Lucy Burau (GB) def. Morgan Myers (B) 6-0, 6-0

No. 1 Doubles Sydney Lushin/Lily Yang (GB) def. Olivia Cooperrider/Mackenzie Barrett (B) 6-0, 6-4

No. 2 McKenzie Borg/Emma Alexander (GB) def. Paige Osgood/Libby Daberko (B) 6-2, 6-1

No. 3 Jaden DeHate/Monique Sizeland (B) def. Mary Hardenberg/Madison Roberts (GB) 7-5, 6-4

No. 4 Ellie Burwitz/Sarah He (B) def. Cammi Lucia/Ashley Trinidad (GB) 6-4, 6-4

No. 5 – Taylor Shoults/Marie Hines (B) def. Emily MacDonald/Cameron Silverton (GB) 6-1, 6-4

Grand Blanc, 4-0, visits Hartland today. – A.V.


4-18-17 at Grand Blanc

Long Jump – 2. Don Johnson 17-foot- 10.5, 3. Blake Bogan 17-3.75

High Jump—1. Dylan Cummings 5-10, 2. Graham Jones 5-8, 3. Marvin Jennings 5-4

Pole Vault—1. Erik Martin 10-6, 2. Mason Faculak 9-6.

Shot Put – 1. Kendrick Green 48-11, 3. Joel Linden 41-1.5

Discus—1. Green 142-10, 2.Aidan Martini 119-7, 3.Kendall Green 116-1

3,200 Relay – 1. Chase Clark, Larry Popyk, Nate Peterson, Austin Rippee 8:33.68

1,600 Relay—1. Austin Rippee, Matt Franklin, Larry Popyk, Jeronn Body. 3:35.52

800 Relay—1. Anthony Kim, Quin Broussard, Jeronn Body, Carter Merrell 1:34.27.

400 Relay—1. Ondra Burkett, Quin Broussard, Blake Bogan, Carter Merrell 45.47

110 Hurdles—1. Graham Jones 16.07, 3. Jared Jones 16.13

110 –1. Quinn Broussard 11.30, 2. Burkett 11.43

1600—2. Brenden Suski 4:46.30, 3. Spencer Atkinson 4:48.37

400—1. Anthony Kim 49.94, 2. Body 51.32, 3. Matthew Franklin 51.62

300 Hurdles—2. Graham Jones 46.42, 3. Jared Jones 47.18

800—1. Larry Popyk 2:03.00, 3. Austin Rippee 2:04.40

200—1. Kim 22.43, 2. Broussard 22.96, 3. Body 23.05

3200—2. Lucas Finton 10:24.97 – L.P.

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