CADILLAC — Perfect evening.
Cadillac took advantage – finally – of the nice weather and rode to a 6-0 win over Alpena in a Big North Conference girls’ soccer competition at CASA Fields on Thursday.
“It was a great night to play soccer,” said Cadillac trainer Joy Weitzel. “We were looking forward to the game and loved scoring some good goals.
“We’re really starting to come together and work together as a team to build better offenses and communicate on defense. It was good to see everyone contributing today and we hope to keep that spirit going forward.”
Abby Kovacevich opened the scoring three minutes after a long-range shot with an assist from Avery Meyer before Jenna Stahlecker made it 2-0 in the 19th minute with a header from Lindsay Meier.
Kovacevich scored again two minutes later from a template by Jazmin Angell to make it 3-0 at halftime.
Georgette Sake scored in the second half after a template from Meier before Lydia Schamanek scored to make it 5-0 in the 49th minute. Jessie Wetherell ended the goal in the 75th minute with a long shot assisted by Karis Bachman.
Elizabeth Baker recorded the shutout in goal.
Cadillac (6-1-2 overall, 1-0-1 BNC) hosts Mount Pleasant on Saturday.
EVART — Evart and Lake City shared two Highland Conference baseball games Thursday. The Wildcats won the opener 3-2 despite not scoring in the game, while the Trojans won the second game 8-7.
Michael Lodholtz clinched the win for the Wildcats in the opener, allowing for a deserved run with two hits and a walk while hitting one.
Daryin Reagan drove for Evart.
Gavin Bisballe took the loss, allowing an earned run without hitting and three walks while striking out seven.
Devin Nolan had a hit and an RBI while Sam Baron added a hit for the Trojans.
Ethan Goodrich gave Lake City a relieved win in game two, throwing the last 1.2 innings. He allowed no earned runs on a hit and a walk while striking three.
Tyler Atkins had a hit; Brody Gothard a hit and two RBIs; Bisballe and RBI; Hunter Geiger one hit and one RBI; Ethan Goodrich a hit and an RBI; Job Rogers a hit; and Lane McLeod a hit and two RBIs.
Logan Witbeck took the loss for Evart.
At the plate, Preston Wallace had a double, triple and three RBIs; Jake Ladd a hit; Lodholtz three hits, including a double; Nolan Theunick two hits including a double and an RBI; Reagan an RBI; and Witbeck a hit and an RBI.
“It was nice to see how we hit the ball in the second game,” said Evart coach Josh Johnson. “It’s the first time we’ve actually done that in this short season.
“I thought we served really well, especially Michael in that first game. We just had a lot of small mistakes that we will fix.”
FRANKFORT – Marion shared a few non-league games with Frankfurt. The Panthers won the opener 11-9 while the Eagles won the second game 4-1.
“We struggled with a few walks and penalties in the first game but had another chance in the sixth inning with the tie on the plate,” said Marion coach Chad Grundy. “We played a lot better in game two and Aadin (Yowell) put on a great game.”
Tucker Sigafoose accepted the loss in the opener and allowed four earned runs while striking five.
Yowell had three hits and three RBIs; Mason Salisbury three hits and an RBI; Weston Cox two hits and three RBIs; and Keegan Baldwin and Gavin Prielipp a hit each.
Yowell won in game two, not allowing earned runs while batting five. Salisbury has the save.
Gavin Prlielipp had three hits and two RBIs; Yowell a hit and an RBI; and Braden Prielipp and Alex Johnson a hit each.
Marion (5-1) is in Manton on Saturday.
EVART — Evart notched two easy wins over Lake City, 15-0 and 17-2, in Highland Conference softball.
Addy Gray clinched the win in the opener for the Wildcats, allowing no runs on five hits and no walks while hitting six.
At plate, Skylar Baumgardner had a hit and an RBI; Gray two htis and three RBIs; Katelyn Gostlin two hits and two RBIs; Kayanne Tiedt, RBI; Lillie Gallinger a hit; Veronica Lofquist a hit and an RBI; Riley Brigham a hit; and Brooklyn Decker had two hits and three RBIs.
Zoe Butkovich, Kaylee Keenan, Kasey Keenan and Hannah Vasicek each had a hit for Lake City.
Kylynn Thompson clinched the win in game two, allowing no earned runs on four hits and one walk while hitting four.
At plate, Baumgardner had two hits and an RBI; Gray a hit and an RBI; Thompson a hit and an RBI; Gostlin two hits and two RBIs; Kayanne Tiedt three hits; Gallinger a hit and an RBI; Katelynn Duncan a hit and two RBIs; and Decker two hits and an RBI.
Mya Miller had one hit and two RBIs for Lake City, while Kaylee Keenan, Kasey Keenan and Vasicek had one hit each.
PETOSKEY — Cadillac let Petoskey decide 5-3 in a Big North Conference girls tennis match.
“It’s been exciting to see how the team has improved since our earlier duel with Petoskey,” said Cadillac trainer Erin Schaefer. “We scored more points and fought our way through a few tie breaks. We lost a match in the third set that would have given us a draw, so overall it was a very close match.”
Zoey Feister lost in first place 6-1, 6-0 while Jaylyn Hamilton lost in second place 6-2, 6-2.
Haylee Groen won in 3rd place 4-6 7-6(4) 6-1 while Ellery Schaefer lost in 4th place 6-1 6-3.
Brooke Ellens and Madalie Dickerson won in 1st place 6-0 6-4 while Aly Baker and Karsyn Kastl in 2nd place won 7-6(8) 5-7 6-1.
Haley Butkovich and Frannie Kiomento lost in third place 4-6 2-6 2-6 while Adri Beydoun and Emily Mason lost in fourth place 7-5 6-1.
Cadillac is at Mount Pleasant on Monday.
CADILLAC – McBain went 2-0; Northern Michigan Christian 1-1; and Manton 0-2 in a Mid Michigan Golf Course Cluster match at Lakewood on the Green.
The Ramblers (189) beat Gladwin (198) and Pinconning (206) while the Comets (206) beat Pinconning in the tiebreak and lost to Gladwin.
The Rangers (214) dropped both games.
“Our boys played well today and we’re getting better with every game,” said McBain coach Pat Martine. “Both Christian (Mitchell) and Braylon (Pace) had personal bests in a competition and I’m really proud of them.”
Mitchell shot McBain with 43 while Bryce Roller had 44, Pace 48 and Tucker Vandervelde 54.
Cam Baas and Tucker Tossey went ahead of NMC by 49 seconds while Titus Best had a 53 and Blake DeZeeuw had a 55.
“I’m just glad we got a split in the conference wins,” said NMC coach Dave Skinner. “We haven’t done our best, but a conference win helps us stay within reach while we work on some things.”
Jeremiah Vlaeminck advanced Manton with a 47 while Lincoln Hicks shot a 55. Connor Garno and Luke Puffer each had 56s.
“Jeremiah had the best lap of his career,” said Manton coach Jeff Sinkel. “Everyone else had a difficult start but did a great job grinding.”