Cole Schelb played in a two-goal game on Saturday to help Midland High score 2-0 in a football competition at Traverse City


The Midland High football team enjoyed their long trip to Traverse City on Saturday, beating Traverse City Central 4-2 and then beating Traverse City Christian 1-0, both at Coast Guard Fields.

In the win over TC Central, Cole Schelb scored twice, John Jenkins scored once and Cole Carpenter scored from a penalty for the Chemics, who had a 3-0 halftime lead.

Kevin Groulx and Sam Rovoll played in net for Midland.

In the win over TC Christian, the game was scoreless until just four minutes remained, when Carson Snyder ran through a ball from a corner to Josh Thurlow, who scored the only goal of the contest.

The Chemics are 7-3-0 and host Lapeer on Monday.


The top-ranked Dow High tennis team improved to 19-0-1 on Saturday after beating Grosse Pointe North 8-0, Portage Central 8-0 and seventh-ranked Okemos 7-1 in the Sunsational Saturday Quad at Greater Midland Tennis. Center.

“The boys keep rolling,” Dow coach Terry Schwartzkopf said. “Nimai (Patel) suffered a tough loss today, but all that can be done is to make us better. Every result, good or bad, is a chance to improve and increase both mental toughness and strategy. He’ll be ready to come. They’ll all be.”

Patel in singles No. 4 earned Dow’s only loss of the day, falling in three sets to Okemos. The Chargers won every other match of the day in straight sets except for a three-set win over Okemos at 1 double.

The rest of Dow’s singles roster included Austin King at 1, Aaron Li at 2 and Logan Yu at 3.

Dow’s doubles teams were Thomas Ladwein and Bobo Qiu at 1, Aiden Tanis and Jonathan Song at 2, Shubhan Nagarkar and Vish Karthikeyen at 3, and Dominic Griffin and Konnor Janeczko at 4.

“(Assistant Coach) Juan (Guerra) and I really believe that these guys can win states if every flight was unranked because each of them is the best in the state when they fly D2” , said Schwartzkopf. “Seeds make the path a little easier. I am proud to support this team and honored to be their coach. They continue to impress me as tennis players and young men.”

Dow will next play at Saginaw Heritage on Tuesday and at home against Davison on Thursday to complete the Saginaw Valley League regular season.


Dow High, Midland High, Meridian and Bullock Creek competed at the five-division Holly Festival of Races on Saturday.

For the Dow Girls, Victoria Garces, Sydney Roberts and Katie Watkins were the top three overall in the Division 2 race, leading the Chargers to first place out of 15 teams. Midland took third place.

Garces finished in 19:18.8, Roberts in 19:56.0 and Watkins in 20:02.6. Also for Dow, Norah Allington was sixth (20:53.9) and Allison Nussear 26th (22:23.4).

For the Chemics, Grace Riddle was 12th (21:16.9), Rachel Mecca 17th (21:53.9), Ava Kontranowski 20th (22:09.1), Avery Shepard 31st (22:40.2) and Madison Matonican 35th (22:46.6).

In the D2 boys race, Dow took fifth and Midland sixth.

For the Chargers, Colin MacGregor was 13th (17:35.9), Ben Scott 18th (17:54.2), Andy Castro 37th (18:25.6), Sebastian Maldonado 42nd (18:36.3) and Sam Scott 53rd (19:06.1).

For the Chemics, Andrew Worsley finished 23rd (18:03.3), Ben Bucci 35th (18:19.8), Lucas Berg 43rd (18:39.5), Mateo Reyes 50th (18:58.9) and Logan Bellinger 56th (19:10.7) .

In Division 3, for the Meridian girls, who did not field enough runners to score as a team, Lauren Brawt took 16th place (21:12.9), Elizabeth Smith 26th (21:56.1) and Hope Fitzgibbon 76th (24:35.4).

For the Meridian Boys, who finished seventh out of 16 teams, Jonah Shephard took 20th (18:11.9), Tyler Heal 22nd (18:20.6), Drew LaFave 456th (19:19.3), Donythyn Deitrick 50th (19:29.0) and Logan Brawt 58th (19:52.3).

“The girls were a bit shorthanded today, but the three that ran did well,” said Meridian coach Andy LaFave. “Lauren and Elizabeth both won a medal and Hope did a PR. These three have worked hard and we look forward to having a full squad when we meet on Wednesday.

“The boys rode very well today. In the varsity race, Tyler, Donythyn, Logan and Giovanni (Tanzini) all did PR while Jonah and Drew had the best results of the season. I was very pleased with today’s results on a course that normally doesn’t produce these kinds of results for us.”

The Bullock Creek women’s team took 15th place out of 17 Division 3 teams. Mattie Gagne took 34th place (22:21.9), Autumn Fransen 91st (25:48.0), Cassidy Kline 98th (26:14.2) , Elayna Walters 100th (26:45.3) and Graci Whyte 104th (27:23.7).

The Bullock Creek Boys took 12th out of 16 teams. For the Lancers, Brayden Sweeney took 23rd (18:24.5), Bailey Wiggins 34th (18:44.3), Carter Wells 69th (20:19.5), Duane Davis 70th (20:26.7) and Marc Woods 78th (20:51.7).


Tessa Wohlschlegel was fourth in 22:55.7 to lead Beaverton to ninth place out of 12 teams in the big school girls race at the Evart Wildcat Invitational on Saturday.

On the boys’ side, Taj Spencer finished 13th in 19:33.6 to lead the Beavers to 11th out of 14 teams.


The Dow High swimmers took second place at Fenton’s quad on Saturday.

Brighton won the competition with 621 points, followed by Dow with 582, Big White with 506 and Fenton with 367.

Dow senior Ella Roberson set pool records at Fenton in the 100-yard freestyle and with her 50 free splits in the 200 freestyle relay, and those two times are the fastest in the state in the division 2 this season.

Roberson won the 100 freestyle in 50.94 seconds and teamed with Morgan Retzloff, Meya Luft and Emily Thackery to win the 200 freestyle relay in 1:43.15. Roberson’s split time was 23.64.

Emily Krzciok also took the Chargers’ lead in diving with 227 points.

Roberson was second in the 200 IM (2:07.81).

Dow was second, third and fourth in the 200 freestyle with Thackery (2:06.86), Retzloff (2:09.70) and Ella McNames (2:10.10).

Luft was fifth in the 50 freestyle (26.68).

Dow was fourth in the 200m medley relay (2:00.23) with Emmy Sower, Ciara Brooks, Alea Casipit and Sophia Sower, and was second in the 400m freestyle relay (3:43.45) with Thackery, Emmy Sower, Roberson and Retzloff.

Emmy Sower and Casipit finished second (1:01.20) and third (1:03.16) respectively in the 100 butterfly.

Thackery was fourth in the 500 freestyle clocking 5:43.88.

Olivia Wagner, McNames, Sophia Sower and Sophia Bacigalupo took fourth place in the 200 freestyle relay clocking 1:50.70.

Emmy Sower was fourth in the 100 backstroke in 1:02.93. Brooks was fifth in the 100 breaststroke clocking 1:17.65.

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