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Northmen take third, Gaylord fifth in 15-team competition; Pulaski, Dombrowski shoot 77 to tie for third
DeLuca is ‘da best’ in distance races for J-L gals;Joburg boys take sixth in 11-team invitationalBulldog girls take third,boys sixth in large invitational meet
By Mike DunnPETOSKEY – Fifteen teamstook part in Friday’s Petoskey Invitational Golf Tournamentat the Bayview course andthe action was dominated by Big North Conference teams.League teams took seven of the first eight places.Traverse City Central wonby a stroke with a team scoreof 307, followed by T.C. West with 308. Petoskey capturedthird with 322 and Gaylord(337) was fifth with Cadillac(344) sixth, Ogemaw Heights(347) sixth and Alpena (356)seventh. The only non-league team to finish in thetop eight was St. Ignace, tak-ing fourth with 336 strokes. Alanson-Pellston (374) andInland Lakes (380) were alsoamong the large field of com-petitors.Nicolaj Brons-Piche of T.C.Central had a solid round of 68 to lay claim to first place inthe tourney with GatesMuller of West (73) as runner-up. Hunter Pulaski of Petoskey and Alex Dombrowski of Gaylord bothcarded a 77 to finish in a tiefor third.Caleb Dann of Petoskey was tied for fifth with a 78score along with Brady Greenman and Cam Murray of T.C. West, Trey Pezetti of Central and Pat Sweeney of St. Ignace. Connor Kintz of Alanson-Pellston, who earli-er in the week set a NorthernLakes Conference scoring mark, finished just out of thetop 10 with his solid round of 81.Rounding out the tightscoring sheet for Petoskey were Cam Ludlow with an 83,Tyler Spiegl (84), Kam Friedli(86) and Jake DuBeau (87).Coming in behindDombrowski for the BlueDevils were Cam Laug (85), Anthony Tomaski (86), Nick Fennell (93), lefty MikeMisiak (89), Robbie Trelfa(90) and Nick Fennell (93).The Gaylord JV team alsocompeted on the samecourse. Jim Robb led the way,recording a 93 with JoshCostello (94) close behind.Kyle Bazzani blasted to a 101round and Mike Shryock tal-lied 104.Coming in behind Kintz for Alanson-Pellston were JoeRuss (94), BrandonKuchnicki (98), Steve Doss(101) and Tanner Keller (107).For Inland Lakes, JonMorley (89) topped the scor-ing chart followed by Nick Aldrich (94), Zach Somerville(98) and Jack Vonderworth(99).By Mike DunnFAIRVIEW – The speed,muscle and depth of theJohannesburg-Lewiston girls were on display Tuesday,May 1, in the 11-teamFairview Invitational Meet asthe Cardinals dominated therest of the field, scoring a whopping 183.5 points toeasily outdistance everyoneelse.The J-L boys capturedsixth place in the highly competitive meet and very nearly finished in the topthree.Determined MeridithDeLuca ran away with it inthe distance races, as usual,turning on the afterburnersin the final laps to pull away for impressive victories inthe 3200 and 1600-meterruns. Meridith also ran theanchor leg of the winning 3200 relay with teammatesNadine Peterson, Hailey Weaver and Chloe Johnston.Peterson was runner-up toMeridith in the 3200 run withJohnston in third for a 1-2-3Cardinal finish. Nadine alsotook third in the 1600. Versatile Abby Schlicheruse fine form in the polevault to propel herself beyond the bar at 7 foot, 6inches and earn first place inthat event.The sweet feet and churn-ing legs of Shannon Kievitaccounted for the top spot inthe crowded 100-meter dashand second in the 200 dash.Shannon beat out more than30 fellow sprinters in the tworaces. The speedburner wasalso part of the third-place800 relay with Jenna Teceno,Rainey Hummel and KirstenForro.Meghan Makranyi usedher muscle and technique tosecure the runner-up spot inboth the shot put and discus.Justin Rondo had a big day for the J-L boys, capturing second in the high jump andthe 100-meter dash. Rondorocketed to a blazing time of 11.74 seconds in the 100, fin-ishing second to Onaway’sspeedster Adam Bess. Andrew Morehouse madehis mark in both distanceraces, taking second in the3200 and hitting a personal-best time below the five-minute mark in the 1600.Strong-armed senior Sean Aisthorpe powered to thirdin the shot put and DakotaFinnerty made the discus fly to a third-place distance.Finnerty also took fourth inthe shot put.JOHANNESBURG – TheInland Lakes girls claimedthird place Monday in theJohannesburg-Lewistoninvitational meet and theBulldog boys came in sixth.The Bulldog gals finished with 70 team points. Thehost Cardinals amassed 123.Senior Sandy Bischoff helped the I-Lakes cause with another strong show-ing, earning points in fourdifferent events.The versatile Bischoff pushed to third in the long jump, reaching a distance of 14 feet, 8 inches. She alsotook sixth in the 1600 run(5:49) and was part of tworelays that placed for theBulldogs.“Blast Off” Bischoff ran theexplosive anchor leg of thefourth-place 3200 relay,teaming with Rebecca Step,Sophie Passino and HannahPassino for a time of 10:47.Bischoff also teamed withRebekah Drogowski, Emily Griffore and Becca Hunt for asixth-place finish in the 1600relay in 4:50.Zoey Comben earned run-ner-up in the shot put withher mighty heave of 29 feet,8.25 inches.Strong-striding sopho-more Emily Griffore grabbedsecond in the highly com-petitive 100-meter hurdles(17.96) fourth in the 300 hur-dles (54.47). She also ran theinitial leg of the third-place400 relay (56.24), joining forces with Allie Michie,Morgan Palmer and SarahBruniquel in addition to herpart in the 1600 relay.Michie strode to fifth inthe 300 hurdles (55.03) withDrogowski in sixth (55.35).ON THE boys’ side,Mancelona prevailed with90.5 points. The Bulldogs fin-ished in sixth with 59 points.The Bulldogs shined in therelays, capturing the 800 and1600 races and taking thirdin the 3200 and fourth in the400.Travis Jensen, DanielFlowers, Jordyn Smeltzer andspeedy Pablo Santos com-bined for the top spot in the800 relay (1:37.3) whileDuane Vizina, Jensen, ZachFlorek and Cody Bonillabusted to first in the 1600(3:45.25). Vizina, Jensen, JoshPassino and Bonilla com-bined for third in the 3200relay (8:55) and the four-some of Jacob Major,Flowers, Smeltzer andSantos took fourth in the 400(48.47).Riley Hirn was Herculeanagain for the Bulldogs in thethrowing events. “Hercules”Hirn unleashed the discus adistance of 132 feet, 11 inch-es for third place in thatevent and he propelled theshot put 41 feet, 2.25 inchesfor fourth.Pablo “Speedy” Santosmotored to third in the 100dash (11.93) and Bonillablasted to sixth in the 400dash (55.5) with Vizina (56.9)right behind in seventh.
Joburg girls dominateFairview meet
I-Lakes competes in Joburg meet
By Mike DunnGAYLORD – The activeGaylord golf team took thirdon Tuesday, May 1, in the Big North Conference Jamboreeat the West Branch Country Club. The Blue Devils alsosixth in the Petoskey Invitational [see separatestory in this issue] and sec-ond in the CheboyganInvitational held on Monday,May 7.Gaylord took third out of the seven Big North teams at West Branch, recording anice team score of 322. T.C. West, which is having a whaleof a season, won the meet with a record team score of 291 with T.C. Central (321) asrunner-up, just one strokebetter than Gaylord.Petoskey (330) was fourth fol-lowed by host Ogemaw (333),Cadillac (341) and Alpena(364).It was another strong per-formance for Gaylord senior Alex Dombrowski, who card-ed a 2-under par 70 to finish just a stroke behind West’sPayden Myers (69) for medal-ist honors in the 42-playerfield. Freshmen Cam Laug and Mike Misiak came in sec-ond and third for Gaylord,scoring 80 and 83, respec-tively, with Nick Fennell (89),Robb Trelfa (91) and LelandHuey (104) rounding out thevarsity scoring on the day.“Overall I’m very pleased with our play,” said Gaylordcoach Tom Johnson. “We justneed a few more players toget more consistent. We stillhave some work to do.”The Gaylord JV competedon the same course, led by junior Anthony Tomaski’ssolid score of 82. He was fol-lowed by Josh Costello (92),Kyle Bazzani (102), Chad Felt(105) and Kyle Bailey (114). Annaliese Puzon, who had toshoot from the same dis-tances as the boys, also com-peted for the Blue Devils andcompleted her 18-holeround.ON MONDAY, Gaylordtook second out of 10 teamsin the Cheboygan tourney.“It was a different make-upof the varsity in this tourna-ment because of the need forsome of our varsity players toattend school and that is themost important thing abouttheir high school education,”Johnson reported. “We havetwo more tournaments this week that they would missschool, so we were able to getsome other players some var-sity experience. It worked outfantasticly for the playersthat went as a few of themplayed exceptionally well.”Josh Costello had a simply super day for the Blue Devilson the Cheboygan Country Club course, carding acareer-best score of 75 to tiefor medalist honors. Costelloshot consistently well in theround, Johnson said.Freshman Cam Laug alsohad a big day, carding a per-sonal-best score of 77 tocome in fourth overall.Rounding out the scoring for Gaylord were Mike Misiak (88), Jim Robb (89) and RobbTrelfa (90), all within a strokeof each other.“Taking three freshmenand two sophomores to thistournament bodes very wellfor the future of Gaylord Highgolf,” Johnson said. “They stepped up and competed.”St. Ignace won the event with a team score of 319 fol-lowed by Gaylord (329),Cheboygan (341), InlandLakes (359), Petoskey Bsquad (367), Cadillac B squad(384), Harbor Light (390),Sault Ste. Marie (396),Newberry (414) and RogersCity (441).Colin Green of Petoskey shot 80 to come in fifth.Cheboygan had three golfersin the top 10. Brennan Wachter (80) was tied for fifth with Kasey Lofgren (81) tiedfor seventh and Andrew Purcell (82) tied for tenth with Harbor Light eighth-grader Silas Lee.Gaylord hosted its owninvitational on Tuesday, May 8, at Otsego Club’s Tributecourse. A report on that event will be in the next issue.
Blue Devils third in BNC meet
Dombrowski cards 2-under 70 to finish second at WestBranch; Gaylord claims second in Cheboygan Invitational
Gaylord senior Alex Dombrowski shot 2-under par 70 at West Branch on Tuesday, May 1.Gaylord freshman Mike Misiak carded an 83 tocome in third for the Blue Devils at West Branch.
Gaylord freshman Cam Laug had a solid round of 80 in the Big North Jamboree hosted by OgemawHeights.
Petoskey hosts invitational tourney
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