Springport 28, East Jackson 7: Springport High School earned a win in the team’s final regular-season game at East Jackson. The Spartans ended the season with a 3-6 record while the Trojans were 2-7.
Addison 24, Napoleon 0: The Panthers claimed the first 12-team league title in the Cascades Conference with the victory. Addison remains undefeated at 9-0 while the Pirates fall to 8-1 for the season.
Lumen Christi 21, Harper Creek 14: The Titans won a non-conference battle at Ford Field Saturday afternoon. Lumen Christi finishes the regular season with an 8-1 record. The Titans were ranked No. 1 in Division 7 heading into play Saturday. Kadale Williams carried the bulk of the load with 221 rushing yards and one touchdown rushing and one receiving for LCCHS. Timmy Crowley also scored on a touchdown run and threw for 81 yards.
Big Eight Final at Union City: Concord and Springport earned splits in matches against one another at the Big Eight Conference Volleyball Finals at Union City. The Yellow Jackets defeated the Spartans 25-20 and 25-23 early in the day, but later lost 25-18 and 25-20 to Springport.
Jackson at Tecumseh: Tecumseh High School won the SEC White Division Championship for back-to-back titles. Jackson lost to the Indians 25-13 and 25-18 in one of the SEC matches.
I-8 Conference Final at Harper Creek: Western High School volleyball player Kayda Herrick earned her 1,000th kill during the tournament.
Girls Cross Country
I-8 Conference at Turkeyville: Western High School and Harper Creek tied with 49 points, but the Panthers earned the win in the conference final based on the school’s sixth-place runners result. Northwest finished fifth with 113 points. Raquel Curey finished seventh (20:33), Marina Walz was ninth (21:18), and Natalie Kuhl placed 11th (21:28) for the Panthers. Northwest sophomore Chloe Khon was third individually with a time of 19:41.
Boys Cross Country
I-8 Conference at Turkeyville: Marshall High School dominated the competition with 29 points, Western was second scoring 49, and Northwest finished sixth with 168. Edison Lopeman of Western finished third (16:15), Cooper Singleton placed seventh (16:55), and Ryan Good finished ninth (17:05). Northwest was led by Hudson Cooper who finished 17th in 17:52.
Girls Golf State Tournament
Division 4 at Bedford Valley, Battle Creek: Columbia Central High School recorded its best finish at the state golf final by placing third at the D-4 final at Bedford Valley Golf Course in 732 for 36 holes. Michigan Center placed 18th with 940 in the event Friday and Saturday in cold, rainy, and windy conditions. CCHS junior Logan Bentley finishes second to Mia Melendez of Greenhills for a second consecutive year despite shooting a 1-under-par 71 Saturday. Bentley finished with a two-day total of 150. Napoleon sophomore Anna McCubbins earned a top-10 medal with a two-day total of 159, good for seventh place. Columbia Central golfers Kelsey Fausz and Marrisa Berro tied for 23rd with 190 and Michigan Center golfer Kylie McKee tied for 28th at 191.
Boys State Tennis Tournament
Division 3 at Kalamazoo: Western High School tied for 10th in Division 3 state tennis finals scoring eight points. Derek Olivas of Western advanced to the semifinals in No. 4 singles for the Panthers with a pair of wins. Jaxon Porter and Noah McCollum also won matches for Western at Nos. 2 and 3 singles respectively. Aiden Carter/Jack Spooner also won one match for the Panthers at No. 4 doubles.
College Athletic Events
Jackson College 4, Ancilla 1: The Jets finished the season with an 11-8-1 record following the win. Franny Parks scored a pair of goals and Cassidy Lammers and Abbi Johns scored one each for the Jets. Jackson finishes 8-6-1 in conference play.
Spring Arbor 3, Taylor 1: Spring Arbor University earned a home win Saturday night improving to 13-0-1 on the season. Fara Serra scored a pair of goals and Lauren Moellering added a goal and an assist for Spring Arbor.
Ancilla 3, Jackson College 1: Wyatt Robinson scored the goal for the Jets in the first half with the assist going to Blaine Spry. The goal tied the game 1-all at the time. Ancilla scored one more goal in the first half and another in the second for the 3-1 win. JC goalie Antonio Rodriguez stopped three shots for the Jets. Jackson outshot Ancilla 15-12 in the contest and concludes the regular season at 5-7-3 overall, 2-4-1 in conference play.
Spring Arbor University 3, Taylor 0: The Cougars scored three times in the second half to earn the win. Drew Lietz, Jack Voight, and Rood Schnaider scored for Spring Arbor (9-4-3 overall, 4-3-0 conference). Matt LeBlanc earned the shutout in goal for SAU with five saves.
Spring Arbor University at CU Bowling Tournament: Spring Arbor University won the tournament by nearly 200 pins. The Cougars finished with a pin count of 6,607 to defeat Aquinas College who tallied 6,443.
Spring Arbor University at CU Bowling Tournament: The Cougars won the 14-team tournament with a total of 7,771 pins to edge Davenport University by 12 pins.
Men’s Cross Country
Spring Arbor University at NAIA Great Lakes Challenge: Spring Arbor University finished 15th out of 27 teams at the Great Lake Challenge. The Cougars scored 388 points in the 8K meet. Sophomore Jacob Singleton finished 51st overall in 25:43 – a personal best time for the SAU runner – and teammate Camden Khon placed 53rd in 25:45.
Women’s Cross Country
Spring Arbor University at NAIA Great Lakes Challenge: The Cougars finished fifth in the 28-team event at Grandville. Shelby Cade of SAU finished 10th overall in the 5K event with a time of 19:57 and teammate Madyson Oudbier placed 30th with a time of 20:36.
Spring Arbor University at Bethel: Spring Arbor University lost to Bethel 3-0 and Grace 3-1 in a tri-meet Saturday. Spring Arbor’s record fell to 14-14 overall and 7-8 in the Crossroads League. The Cougars currently sit in sixth place in the conference standings with three matches remaining in the regular season.