Prep roundup: Northmen post tennis sweep of T.C. West
East Jordan's Angela Watkins (left) spikes the ball as Grayling's Makayla Cragg attempts the block Thursday. (Steve Foley/News-Review / September 28, 2012)
It was Petoskey's final league dual of the season. The Northmen finished 3-1 in league matches and go into the league tournament on Thursday, Oct. 4, at Cadillac, with the hopes of unseating perennial champ T.C. Central.
"It was a good win on the road for us," Northmen coach John Boyer said. "We knew that we had to have good scores for conference (tournament) seeding purposes and we went down there and did that."
Seeding is crucial at the league tournament, Boyer said, adding that the Northmen should be seeded first or second at every flight, which would put them at opposite ends of the bracket of T.C. Central in most, if not all, cases.
"I think we're going to have some pretty good seeds," he said. "We should get a lot of one and two seeds."
That will help the Northmen potentially win early matches and reach the final in as many flights as possible.
"It's so important to win your pool so that you're in the finals," Boyer said. "It's good competition, good practice, going into regionals the following week."
Singles results: 1-Zach Phillips defeated Taylor Brown, 6-0, 6-0; 2-Cam Ludlow def. Jeff Linenger, 6-0, 6-0; 3-Christian Wilder def. Ben Phillips, 6-0, 6-0; 4-Nico Ceniza def. Ashton Canton, 6-0, 6-2.
Doubles results: 1-Brandon Pomranke-Mitch Reynolds def. John Linenger-Logan Hisem, 6-1, 6-3; 2-Conner Allen-Will Hartwick def. David Mather-Kieran Laursen, 6-4, 6-1; 3-Tommy Kidd-Sam Robbins def. Zack Walton-Sam VanHorne, 6-1, 6-3; 4-Mitch Rider-Caleb Mitchum def. Mitch Winawecki-Jake Newhouse, 6-1, 6-0.
ST. IGNACE -- A sun-splashed Silver Mountain Ski Area provided ideal conditions for the St. Ignace Kiwanis Cross Country Invitational.
Harbor Springs took advantage.
The Harbor girls placed six runners in the top 10 as they finished with 36 points. Host St. Ignace was second with 80, followed by Sault Ste. Marie, 104; and Rogers City, 111.
The Harbor boys had three runners place in the top 10 as they finished with 46 points. Sault Ste. Marie was second with 90, followed by Rogers City, 95; and Cedarville, 108.
"Overall we were very pleased with how the teams ran," Harbor Springs assistant coach Chelsey Poindexter said. "It was a tough course with one big hill to climb, but the kids rose to the challenge and had a great day.
"There's still a lot of work to be done before the end of the season. But we're happy with how the team is shaping up."
East Jordan junior Josh Wojan held off Parker Scott of Sault Ste. Marie to win the boys race in 17 minutes, 26 seconds. Scott finished one second behind.
East Jordan sophomore standout Kayla Keane claimed the girls race in 20:11.