The Fennville girls soccer team rolled 11-3 across Comstock Park on Thursday night.
Just one night after failing to hit the net in a goalless tie against Saugatuck, the Blackhawks’ offense exploded. Senior Angelica Mendoza led the Blackhawks with three goals and three assists. Seven different girls scored for Fennville in the win.
The win improves Fennville’s record to 2-3-1 this season.
Holland 8, Muskegon 0
On Thursday night, Holland traveled to Muskegon and beat the Big Reds 8-0. Emma Margaron and Ari Gray each scored twice while Layray Paw, Lydia Steeby, Riley Gainey and Bre Eaves each scored for Holland. Bre Eaves and Maria Rocha shared the shutout.
“Muskegon were very enthusiastic but we played a good game of possession,” said Holland coach Greg Ceithaml. “I was very happy with the way we moved the ball and played in defence.”
Holland is now 3-2-1 and will host Three Rivers and South Haven at the Holland Invitational on Saturday. Holland games are at 10am and 1pm.
Zeeland West 8, Wyoming 0
The Dux drove to an 8-0 win over Wyoming on Thursday night. Marissa Ybarra had a hat-trick, Abby Winn had two goals and two assists, while Brooklyn Geerlings, Amely Molina and Kayla Bosch all had one goal each. Amarra Blattner had three assists, Alayna Ruch two. Grace Caywood and Samarah Arendsen scored the shutout together without shooting on target.
“A total team effort tonight, with everyone contributing to today’s win. It was really encouraging to see our players maintain energy on the field throughout the game, regardless of who was on the field,” said coach Ben Hondorp. “We were able to play around with our line-up and try different combinations of players, which gave many of our players valuable varsity-level experience that will benefit everyone as they progress.”
The Dux improve to 4-1-1 (3-0-1 in the OK Green) for the season.
Zeeland East 2, Grand Rapids Union 0
Zeeland East celebrated their first shutout of the season on Thursday, beating GR Union 2-0. Paige Westra and Paige Gregory shared the duties on the net.
Western Catholic 6, Hamilton 1
The game was tied by one in the sixth inning. Then West Catholic got another one in the sixth and four in the seventh to open a very well-played game by both sides. Thano Klett had three hits on the plate and pitched six innings, giving up six hits while batting eight in a losing effort.
Fennville swept by Coloma
Fennville lost twice to Coloma on Thursday, 1-5 and 12-1
Ben Peterson took the loss in game one by throwing a full game and giving up 0 earned runs while conceding two hits with 10 strikeouts and walking one.
Tre Cooper and Max Machado each collected a hit to lead the Fennville Blackhawks offense.
In game two, Max Machado suffered the loss and recorded the lone hit for offense. Ben Peterson scored a run while Albert Camberos had an RBI.
Wyoming 6, Holland 5
Darkness sat out the second game of the conference series between the Holland Dutch and Wyoming Wolves on Tuesday, with the teams leveling a 5-5 tie in the seventh inning. Andon Grigg continued the game by going to base immediately but failed to score. Wolves took their opportunity, plating a two-out run at the end of the seventh to walk away.
Sean Ruhf started the game on the mound for the Dutch, going four innings and knocking out four. Ryan Duff and Jackson Van Hekken held Wolves down for the remainder of Tuesday’s game to allow the Dutch to level the game and stay alive.
Grigg led the Dutch at the plate and went 2-on-4 with a run. Zach Hop and Brayden Snyder added doubles and runs of their own to the total, and Carson Van Hekken also had two RBIs.
Holland 1, Wyoming 0
The Holland Dutch hit a run in the first inning and that was all it took to walk away with the win and the streak.
A leadoff walk by Carson Van Hekken, followed by a steal and a pass ball that got him to third base, gave Sean Ruhf the opportunity to single to left field him in. After that, Jackson Van Hekken controlled the rest of the game from the mound and prevailed in a quick pitcher duel.
Jackson went the distance and threw just 72 pitches in the full game shutout, allowing just three hits and walking one while striking five.
Sean Ruhf led the Dutch at plate, going 3-on-3 and driving in the only run of the game. Andon Grigg added the only other Dutch base hit.
The Dutch improve to 2-4 and 2-4 in conference play.
Zeeland East shares DH with Reeths buffer
Zeeland East college baseball traveled to Muskegon Reeths buffer Thursday for a double-header between OK and green. Game 1 was a back-and-forth with big lead swings, but Reeths-Puffer scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to defeat the Chix 14-13.
After losing 8-2 early in the game, Zeeland East scored nine runs in the fourth inning to take an 11-8 lead. Reeths-Puffer jumped back to the lead with four runs of his own at the top of the fifth at 12-11. The Chix then took a 13-12 lead after six innings before Reeth’s buffer capitalized with two of his own in the seventh inning to win. Jake Meyering takes the loss on the mound in solid relief.
Zeeland East scored 16 in the game with Easton Remick leading with three. Charlie Lacny, Max Salas, Lukas Assa, Austin Keur, Brenston Brown, Aidan Jaworowski and Trevor Raade added two each. Raade, Brown and Remick each added doubles.
In the second game, the Chix hit back and won 5-3. Easton Remick pitched the entire game (five innings) and allowed three runs while hitting six in the win. Zeeland East scored 10 more in game two, with Brenston Brown, Noah Ledford and Max Salas each scoring multiple in the game. Brenston Brown, Trevor Raade and Noah Ledford each added doubles.
The Chix improve to 5-2 over the season and 4-2 on the OK Green.
West Ottawa 15, Reeths Buffer 3
Seven Panthers scored in Thursday’s win. Trent Mulder had five, Cole Tulgetske had four goals and five assists, and Cooper Nienhuis had two goals. Mitch Weisner, Aaron Johnson, Fischer Gager and Liam Kaylor all scored for WO. Caden Adkins had six groundballs, and Brody Becker and Cooper Nienhuis each had five groundballs.
Holland 8, Wyoming 0
For the second day in a row, the Dutch completed their opponent cleanly.
Libby LeFebre scored a 6-0, 6-0 win in first place in singles. Lizzi Munster did the same in second place in singles. In singles No. 3, Abby Sanchez also claimed a flawless win. Melania Rocha also came close but ended up winning the No. 4 point in singles 6-1 6-1.
The doubles teams were almost as efficient as the singles teams. Ava Wall and Cora VanFaasen won the No. 1 colon 6-1, 6-0. The No. 2 doubles team, consisting of Natalie Legg and Emma Hulst, was perfect, winning 6-0, 6-0. The No. 4 doubles team did the same as Haleigh Souder and Nicole Souder earned a 6-0, 6-0 win. Claudia Kurniawan and Lena Vanderbilt Mancinelli won doubles No. 3 6-1, 6-0.
Holland Christian comes second at the OK Blue Jamboree
The Holland Christian boys golf team finished second in Thursday’s OK Blue Conference Jamboree in Pigeon Creek for a team score of 173. Spring Lake won the jamboree with a score of 158 and Unity Christian and Allendale both shot 175. In very windy conditions Cade VandenBosch led the Maroons with a fine 41. Isaiah Geerlings scored with a 43, Max VanVliet shot a 44 and Oliver Vandenberg shot a 45.
West Ottawa finishes sixth at the Caledonia Jamboree
The Panthers traveled to Broadmoor Country Club to attend the Caledonia Jamboree and fired a season-low 173. The Panthers were led by sophomore Carson Witvoet with 41, sophomore Will Niziolek shot 42, senior Brady Bosma added 44 during Junior Jackson Wiegerink followed by a 46