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04/09 Reed City 4:15 05/07 GAYLORD 4:15
04/11 Manistee 4:00 05/09 Kalkaska 4:15
04/12 Benzie Central 4:15 05/11 Shepherd Invite TBA
04/16 BIG RAPIDS 4:00 05/13 Kingsley 4:15
04/18 Shepherd 4:15 05/14 Petoskey 4:15
04/25 NEWBERRY 3:00 05/21 TC West 4:15
04/26 Mason County 06/02 Districts TBA
Central 4:15 HOME GAMES
04/30 Alpena 3:00 ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


coach: joshua lincoln strengths — Work ethic, determination

record — 12-18 and speed
returnees — Alex Netzley 2b; Jaykob working on — Mental aspects of the
Smith SS/CF; Braedan Lundquist 1B/P; Jacob game.
Roberts 2b/LF; Cale Mickelson P/3B; Allan style — Aggressive hitting approach with
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Scheurer 3B/Lf; Matt Green CF; and Ryan Cox solid defense.
The 2019 Cadillac baseball team. Top — Jaykob Smith, David Johns, Jon LaMonde,
1B/Rf. conference — We will be a contender
Hunter Burton, Troy Miller, Isaac Heyd, Collin Johnston and Brenden Green. Bottom this year.
— Ryan Cox, Braedan Lundquist, Jacob Roberts, Cale Mickelson, Alex Netzley, Allan newcomers — Collin Johnston C; Troy
Miller P; Isaac Heyd OF; David Johns P; Hunter goals — Win the district title
Scheurer and Matt Green. experience — eight seniors, six juniors and
Burton 2b; Brenden Green OF; and Jon
LaMonde OF one freshman

04/09 Reed City 4:15 05/07 GAYLORD 4:15
04/11 Manistee 4:00 05/09 Kalkaska 4:15
04/12 Benzie Central 4:15 05/11 Shepherd Invite TBA
04/16 BIG RAPIDS 4:00 05/13 Kingsley 4:15
04/18 Shepherd 4:15 05/14 Petoskey 4:15
04/25 NEWBERRY 3:00 05/21 TC West 4:15
04/26 Mason County 06/02 Districts TBA
Central 4:15 HOME GAMES
04/30 Alpena 3:00 ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


coach: dan dahlquist meetings, they always ask who your pitcher is
record — 4-20-1 and how good is she.
returnees — We have a few seniors style — My hope is to see a lot of action of
returning in shortstop Autumn Fosmore and getting on base and putting pressure on the
outfielders Melodee Eastman, Abby Wetherell defense to produce a lot of scoring on our end.
and Maggie Staub. conference — Alpena is always at the
newcomers — I have one sophomore top. TC Central is also good. We will be in the marc vieau | cadillac news

and two freshmen that can pitch, play infield mix with Petoskey and Gaylord. The 2019 Cadillac softball team. Front — Kelsey Johnston, Autumn Fosmore, Maggie
and outfield in Alana Hoffert, Brooklyn Hoffert goals — We would like to put together a Staub, Melodee Eastman, Abby Wetherell and Rylee Anderson. Back — Brooklyn
and Ashlyn Lundquist. solid season to play consistent and improve Hoffert, Ashlyn Lundquist, Alana Hoffert, Shelby Townsend, Makala Knight, Kia Cook
strengths — We will have more speed every game. We host districts this year, so I and Paige Jenema. Missing is Alleigha Gurden.
this year in the outfield and running around hope this will work to our advantage and
the bases. bring home a district win.
working on — Pitching is always top big games — Alpena and Petoskey
priority. When going to the state ranking experience— six seniors, five juniors, one
sophomore and two freshmen
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Girls Soccer
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Front — Katie Bartman, CADILLAC GIRLS SOCCER 05/02 TC WEST 5:00
04/02 Big Rapids 6:00 05/07 Gaylord 5:00
Olivia Meyer, Karli Scott, 04/04 LUDINGTON 5:00 05/09 PETOSKEY 5:00
Libby Blackmer, Lydia 04/13 Holland Invite TBA 05/11 MT. PLEASANT 11 AM
04/16 TC West 5:00 05/14 Alpena 5:00
Schamanek, Bella Smith 04/18 GAYLORD 5:00 05/16 TC CENTRAL 5:00
and Jenna Stahlecker. 04/23 Petoskey 5:00 05/17 GLEN LAKE 5:00
04/25 ALPENA 5:00 05/22 Districts TBA
Back — Coach Jen 04/26 Elk Rapids 5:00 HOME GAMES
VanNoord, Molly Anderson, 04/30 TC Central 5:00 ARE CAPITALIZED
Sanna Meyjes, Mollie
Mockler, Kristen Goodrich,
Lindsay Meier and Bailey
McLaurin. Missing is Emily

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strengths — We have great senior leadership many of whom have been playing varsity
soccer their entire career at Cadillac. In addition, we have a fantastic group of very technical
underclassmen who provide speed and scoring ability. We are a team that strives to put each
other first and ourselves second — focusing on what will make our team great.
working on — With the combination of seniors and very young players, we will spend much
of our preseason trying to fit all our team pieces together. It takes time to figure out each other’s
strengths and personalities so we can be playing great combination soccer by the start of BNC.
As always, we will work hard on our fitness so we can finish games stronger than our opponent.
coach: jen van noord style — Cadillac soccer is great possession soccer. We like to keep team possession until we see
record — 10-4-2
that right passing moment to score with speed and quickness. We are a strong, organized
accomplishments — second in the Big North Conference with 10 shutouts, .075 average
defensive team — not giving up many scoring opportunities. Our goal is to shut out our opponent
goals allowed per game
every game not just score more goals than they do.
returnees — 8 returning seniors - Goalkeeper Mollie Mockler (1st team BNC last season);
center midfielders Sanna Meyjes and Karli Scott; defenders Bailey McLaurin, Libby Blackmer,
conference — Cadillac has won the BNC four out of the last six years and we came in
second the other two. We expect to win the BNC this year and won’t settle for less. We don’t take
Kristen Goodrich and Katie Bartman, and forward Emily Baughan. One returning junior in defender
any team in the BNC lightly and we know we will get great physical matches from Gaylord,
Maddie Johnson and one sophomore in midfielder Molly Anderson
Petoskey and both TC teams.
newcomers — Because of the incredible run by our girls basketball team, I have not yet
solidified my roster. I will be adding five or six more to the roster — a combination of freshmen and
goals — Win BNC; win districts and get to the regional finals
big games — Girls soccer in the Big North is extremely physical & high-quality which prepares
us for postseason games.

CADILLAC GOLF 05/04 Gaylord @
04/12 Ogema Heights TBA Tree Tops Tradition 9 AM
04/13 Ogemaw Heights TBA 05/06 Petoskey @ Bay View 11 AM
04/18 St. Ives Invite TBA 05/11 TC West TBA
04/23 @ CADILLAC 05/15 Gaylord @
COUNTRY CLUB 9 AM Otsego Club 12:00
04/26 TCC @ Crystal Mtn. 10 AM 05/21 Alpena @ River’s Edge 9 AM
04/27 TCC @ Crystal Mtn. 11 AM 05/29-
04/29 Cheboygan 06/01 Regionals TBA
Country Club 9 AM 06/04 TCC @ Gaylord CC 10 AM
05/02 Ogemaw Heights 06/07-8 Finals TBA

coach: jack foster • 775-2413 • 775-1222 accomplishments — 3rd place BNC; 4th at regionals and Aidan Raffaele played individually at States
GROWING TOGETHER...TO SERVE YOU BETTER. returnees — Aidan Raffaele (Senior), Tyler Campbell (Senior), Justin LaMonde (Junior), Corbin Keller (Junior)
and Kyle Perry (Junior)
newcomers — Harry Chipman (Freshman), Charlie Runstrom (Senior), Ben Drabik (Freshman) and MacKale
marc vieau | cadillac news McGuire (Freshman)
The 2019 Cadillac golf team. Kneeling — Alix Matzke, Erica strengths — The team is made up of hard-working players. They do not quit. The team has a positive
Peterson, Olivia Bush, Maddy Arrington, Hannah Mortensen attitude.
and Alyvia Peedle. Standing — Coach Jack Foster, Tyler working on — We will continue working hard on chipping and putting. Golf unlike any other sport the
Campbell, Lucas Enyeart, Jacques LaMonde, Dylan Cooper, players need to know the rules. We will work hard at making sure the team knows and understands the rules
Adam Bosman, Kyle Perry, Justin LaMonde, Korbin Keller, including the rule changes.
MacKale McGuire, Charlie Runstrom, Harry Chipman, Aidan conference — Gaylord still has some of the players from last year and will have a great deal to say about
Raffaele, CJ Rodenbough and Coach Mike McGuire. Missing the season outcome and Traverse City West is always good. We have the makings of a team that could win
are Coach Brian Campbell, Ben Drabik, Madi Drabik, Parker the conference but it will take a great deal of work.
Leach, Gwen Phillips and Gavin Phillips. goals — We would like to win the conference. We would like to be in the top three teams in the regional.
big matches — All the events in the BNC are big since all six teams in the conference are involved in the

Track & Field

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The 2019 Cadillac boys track team.
The 2019 Cadillac girls track team.
03/21 GVSU Invite (Girls) 4:00 05/10 Hemlock Invite 2:30
04/06 Freeland Invite 12:00 05/14 Ogemaw Heights Invite
girls coach: laura dahlquist 04/10 TC Central 4:00 (9/10 Only) 4:00
returnees — Key returnees and meet scorers are Brooke 04/12 Battle Creek 05/
Kochanny and Kenzie Foreman in the shot and discus. In the Lakeview Invite 4:00 17-18 Regionals TBA
04/16 PETOSKEY 4:00 05/22 BNC Finals @
hurdles, Makenna Bryant brings strength and leadership along 04/18 GARY RATHBUN TC Central 1:00 PM
with Peace Odiase and Cassidy Baker in hurdles and high INVITE 2:00 05/27 CADILLAC NEWS
jump. Gabi Metzger and Heather Eller are key athletes in mid- 04/24 TC West 4:00 INVITE TBA
04/26 Clare Invite 4:00 06/01 State Finals TBA
distance and field events. We will see big things from Chloie 05/01 GAYLORD 4:00 HOME GAMES
Musta in several different events and Brittany Byers has been 05/03 Shepherd Invite 2:30 ARE CAPITALIZED
with our team for four years. Brooke Lorenz and Emily Soderman
are key vaulters.
newcomers — We have 19 freshmen on our team and we
are excited to be working with them. Kendall Schopieray, ®

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Karly Castle will all be key athletes. Other newcomers who are
not Freshmen who we expect good things from are Maggie
Neiss, Jill Cool, Karly Maier, Marne Fox, Angel Garland and
Daelyn Kinnie.
strengths — We are competitive and have set some big
goals to achieve this year. We have athletes who will score in
every category. boys coach: todd baker Nick Simerson 9 Sprinter/Shot/Discus; Tim Richards 9 Sprinter/
working on — We are always working on creative ways accomplishments — MHSAA Division 2 regional Jumper; Jay Dickerson 10 Sprinter/Shot/Discus; Jacob
to train until the snow melts. We are getting quality field event champions Linnabary 10 Sprinter/Jumper; Ryan Wood 10 Shot/Discus;
work this year and making sure our workouts are progressing to returnees — Zach Elmore, Pole Vault/Middle Distance; Karma DeBlake 11 Sprinter/Jumper; Julian LaMonde Sprinter/
achieve personal records throughout the season. Tipp Baker, Shot/Discus and Sprinter; Matt Brines, Distance; Tim Jumper; Logan Wilde 11 Sprinter/Jumper; Connor Anderson 9
style — Fans will have an enjoyable experience at our Carlington, Middle Distance; Dylan Fauble, Shot/Discus; Derek Shot/Discus; Jim Canfield 12; and Ben Huang 12
meets. We have some many talented athletes who will Tonello, Middle Distance; Cole Flint, Middle Distance; Jared strengths — Solid numbers, great leadership and work
demonstrate how hard work pays off. Talent is always fun to Anderson, Distance; Justin Anderson, Distance; Mario Serna, ethic
watch. Shot/Discus; Ben Kohler, Distance; EJ Richards, Distance; Noah working on — Developing depth in each event and
conference — We have set our goal on winning the Big Cochrane, Hurdles; Austin Abram, High Jump and Sprinter; competing everyday.
North Conference meet this year. We have the talent and Logan Boolman, Hurdles and Long Jump; Bryce Bengelink, conference — TCC, Alpena, TCW, Cadillac, Gaylord,
depth to do it. Shot/Discus, Keegan Buckmaster, Hurdles; Nicholas Horstman, Petoskey
goals — We define success by getting PR’s until the end of Jumps and Sprinter; lan Huang, Jumps and Sprinter; Brayden goals — Win the regional title again
the season and staying healthy. We have our sights on the Oberhaus, Distance; Erik Awwad, Sprinter and Jumps; and big meets— D2 regional May 17 at Chippewa Hills; Big
conference and regional meet. Dakota Simerson, Shot/Discus North Conference meet May 22 at TC Central; MITCA Team
experience — four seniors, 13 juniors, six sophomores and 19 newcomers — Gavin Aldrich 9 Sprinter/Jumper; Jakob States May 25 at Zeeland; and MHSAA State Finals June 1 at
freshmen Bartman 9 Sprinter/Jumper; Douglas Dean 9 Sprinter/Jumper; Zeeland
Aden Gurden 9 Sprinter/Jumper; Carter Harsh 9 Sprinter/ experience — 10 seniors, eight juniors, 15 sophomores and
Jumper; Sam Mallory 9 Shot/Discus; Ben Meyer 9 Shot/Discus; 10 freshmen
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Girls Tennis
04/08 Up North Invite 05/06 Mt. Pleasant 4:00
@ TCC 9 AM 05/07 FREMONT 4:00
04/10 Bay City John Glenn 4:00 05/09 BNC Finals
04/12 BOYNE CITY 4:00 @ Petoskey 9 AM
04/16 TC CENTRAL 4:00 05/13 MANISTEE 4:00
04/18 Alpena 4:00 05/16-
04/22 Big Rapids 4:00 18 Regionals TBA
04/23 TC WEST 4:00 05/31-
04/25 Petoskey 4:00 06/1 State Finals TBA
04/27 Whitehall Quad 9 AM HOME GAMES
04/29 LUDINGTON 4:00 ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


coach: erin schaefer

record — 6-3-2, conference 1-2-1
accomplishments — Regionally seeded to not qualify for states, the team finished
second in the region and 15th at the D3 State Finals.
returnees — Sarah Brackenrich & Olivia Outman return as seniors.
newcomers — Frida Dahlstrand joins the team as an exchange student from Sweden.
marc vieau | cadillac news strengths — We return the majority of strength from last season
The 2019 Cadillac girls tennis team. Front — Maddie Taylor, Zoe Feister, Emily Sims, working on — We will work to set team goals and create a close “family” atmosphere.
Jordan Rogers, Oakley Mickelson, Drew Reed, Taylor McBrian, Amanda Blackmer and style — Spectators will see that Cadillac’s players play with patience and wait for
Juli Ann Lang. Back — Sarah Brackenrich, Ella Darrow, Staci Beydoun, Lexi Johnson, opportunities for smart shots.
Chloe Comstock, Libbey Lloyd, Leandra Boyles, Audrey Lockhart, Olivia Outman, Anesa conference — TCC has a long winning record streak, so we’ll see if that will continue.
Liptak, Shay Rossell and Emma Podzamsky. Missing are Macy Brown, Alana Hill and Frida Petoskey, TCW and Cadillac are always in the conversation.
Dahlstrand. goals — Our team plans to play tough the whole road to regionals and hopefully can be
state qualifiers again.
big matches — We have a big tournament in Whitehall with regional teams including
Fruitport and Spring Lake

Forest Area warriors

FOREST AREA BASEBALL 05/02 Johannesburg-
04/03 Lake City 4:00 Lewiston 4:00
04/05 PINE RIVER 4:00 05/03 Onekama 4:00
04/08 BRETHREN 4:00 05/06 BELLAIRE 4:30
04/16 ELLSWORTH 4:00 ACADEMY 4:00
04/18 WOLVERINE 4:00 05/11 MARION 9 AM
04/19 Mesick 4:00 05/16 PELLSTON 4:00
04/22 Onaway 4:00 05/20 GAYLORD ST. MARY 4:00
04/25 MANCELONA 4:00 05/23 Central Lake 4:00
04/29 INLAND LAKES 4:00 HOME GAMES ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


courtesy photo coach: scott ingersoll working on — Developing more

accomplishments — Junior Chase pitching depth
The 2019 Forest Area baseball team. Back row — Patrick Hulwick, Dominic Hart, Johnny
Ingersoll was first team all-conference and first style — Hopefully more consistency batting
Stosio, Garrett Eppinger, Hunter Perkins and Levi Dimon. Front — Lane Lindsey, Robert
team all-region Junior Johnny Stosio also was up and down the lineup. Very good starting
Perkins and Chase Ingersoll. Not pictured — Josh Sailor Jeff Chase, Jason Holmes and pitching
Jacob Czuk. first team all-region, while senior Hunter Perkins
was second team all-conference conference — Top three. Gaylord St.
returnees — Senior pitcher Hunter Perkins, Mary is the favorite.
goals — Win a district and contend for the

Track & Field

junior shortstop Chase Ingersoll and junior
pitcher/catcher Johnny Stosio. Ski Valley title.
newcomers — Junior Patrick Hulwick, big games — Every one is a big game so
catcher we will do our best to take it one game at a
strengths — Age. We will be starting time
seven upper classmen. experience — Five sophomores, six juniors
and two seniors.

coach: ron stremlow strengths — Very hard workers!

returnees — Boys: Lake Barksdale(JR.) and working on — Being able to compete in
Daniel Thompson (soph.). Girls: Emily Norkowski every meet and try to send some kids to state.
(Soph.), Lauren Lange (Sr.) and McKenzie style — The kids will compete hard every
Szymchack (Jr.). meet.
newcomers — Boys: Jake Magee (Fresh.) conference — Middle of the pack.
and Michael Helsel(Fresh.). Girls: Mckenzie goals — work hard every meet and
Thompson (Fresh.) and Chloe Dimon (Fresh.). practice.
big meets — Conference and regionals!

McBain 4:00
Pine River
Central Lake Invite
3:30 coach: stacy muth conference — I wasn’t here last year but I want to
04/10 Central Lake 4:00 05/13 Bellaire Invite 4:00 record — 5-20 compete and be in the top four. We have Indian River
04/15 Mancelona 4:00 05/18 East Jordan Invite 8 AM returnees —Caitlyn Liebengood- starting pitcher 11th who went to states the last four years. We have a tough
04/16 Northern Michigan 05/22 Bellaire
Christian 4:00 Ski-Valley Meet 4:00 grade. conference
04/18 Mancelona Invite 4:00 05/27 Cadillac News Invite 5:00 newcomers — Four freshman- Bree Kniss, Emily goals — My goal is to build a fundamentally sound
04/25 Inland Lakes Invite 4:00 05/28 Traverse City
04/29 Johannesburg-Lewiston Record Eagle Invite 4 PM Perkins, Trinity Nelson and Chloe Dimon. Zoe Goldsmith group of girls that can compete and have fun.
Invite 3:30 HOME GAMES ARE CAPITALIZED 10th grader transfer. big games — We have a home tournament on May
strengths — We have five pitchers this year. I am 11.
hoping to have a strong catcher pitcher combo. experience — Four seniors; four juniors, two
working on — My goal is to have a very strong tight sophomores and four freshman.
infield. Batting is a must and the girls need to learn a new
® • 775-2413 • 775-1222 way of doing things.

GROWING TOGETHER...TO SERVE YOU BETTER. style — I want the fans to see a strong pitcher/
FOREST AREA SOFTBALL 05/02 Johannesburg-
catcher combo. I want a tight infield and I also 04/03 Lake City 4:00 Lewiston 4:00
would like to generate some offense this year. 04/05 PINE RIVER 4:00 05/03 Onekama 4:00
04/08 BRETHREN 4:00 05/06 BELLAIRE 4:30
04/16 ELLSWORTH 4:00 ACADEMY 4:00
04/18 WOLVERINE 4:00 05/11 MARION 9 AM
04/19 Mesick 4:00 05/16 PELLSTON 4:00
04/22 Onaway 4:00 05/20 GAYLORD ST. MARY 4:00
04/25 MANCELONA 4:00 05/23 Central Lake 4:00
04/29 INLAND LAKES 4:00 HOME GAMES ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222

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03/21 Morrice 4:00 05/04 WOOD BAT
CENTRAL 4:15 05/07 Beal City 4:15
04/06 Grass Lake 12:00 05/09 Montabella 4:00
04/09 Suttons Bay 4:30 05/14 PINE RIVER 4:15
04/11 GLEN LAKE 4:15 05/17 Mesick (night game) TBA
04/16 JOHANNESBURG- 05/18 Glen Lake Tourney 9 AM
LEWISTON 4:15 05/21 LAKE CITY 4:15
04/19 ELK RAPIDS 4:15 05/23 GRAYLING 4:15
04/23 McBain 4:15 05/28 Frankfort 4:15
04/30 Evart 4:15 ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


coach: josh franklin

record — 14-17
returnees — Seniors - Jacob Wahr OF/P; Gavin Somers IF; Nick Dunham OF; Trever
Salani OF; and Collin Carter OF/P. Juniors - Lane Helsel C; Jacob Haun SS/P; Cole Dupuis
IF/P; and Trent Grover Utility/P.
courtesy photo newcomers — Juniors - Cole Regnerus IF; Austin Swanson IF/P; Parker Siddall 1B/P;
The 2019 Manton baseball team. Back — Coach Franklin, Cole Regnerus, Trever Connor McGrew IF/P; and Codie Poindexter C.
Salani, Collin Carter, Jesse Geary, Jacob Haun, Lane Helsel and Parker Siddall. strengths — This year’s team has a strong work ethic and good chemistry. Several
Middle — Jacob Wahr, Nick Dunham, Gavin Somers, Cole Dupuis, Trent Grover, Codie players bring a lot of experience to the 2019 Ranger squad.
Poindexter, Austin Swanson and Connor McGrew. Front — Managers: Brody Franklin, working on — Heading in to the season, we are working on developing a solid
Blake Helsel and Coby Franklin. pitching rotation. We will strive to compete from the first pitch until the last out.
conference — Defending state champ Beal City will be solid again this year. Evart
should be able to contend for that top spot. Pine River is always competitive. As
MANTON SOFTBALL 05/02 Marion 4:00 competitive as the Highland is, anyone can sneak up on you.
03/21 Morrice 4:00 05/04 MANTON
goals — We expect to compete every time out and to improve every day. One of our
CENTRAL 4:15 05/07 Beal City 4:15 goals will be to continue to peak as we enter the post season. Our program has set the
04/09 Suttons Bay 4:30 05/09 Montabella 4:00 standard to always compete at our best.
04/11 GLEN LAKE 4:15 05/14 PINE RIVER 4:15
04/15 Elk Rapids 4:15 05/17 Mesick 4:15
big games — Every game in the Highland Conference is important to us. A highly
04/16 JOHANNESBURG- 05/18 Glen Lake Tourney 9 AM competitive non-conference schedule will help to prepare us for the post-season.
LEWISTON 4:15 05/21 LAKE CITY 4:15

04/17 TC St. Francis 4:30 05/23 GRAYLING 4:15
04/23 McBain 4:15 05/28 Frankfort 4:15
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coach: angie taylor

record — 13-16
returnees — Seniors-Ashley Parker, Christina Hicks,Juniors- Addison Letts,
Molly Lane and Taylor Purkiss. Sophomores Aysia Taylor and Sam Powers.
newcomers — Juniors Jaden Wilder and Isabell Gokey. Freshman Shelby
Bundy. Pulling double duty and playing both JV and varsity are freshmen
Megan Moffit and Autumn Sackett.
working on — We will spend a lot of practice time working on our
defense and building confidence in our players.
conference — Beal City seems to always be the front-runner for
goals — Our goal is to get better each day and always give our best on
the field.
big games — Conference games are always big and we have some new
schools on our schedule this year that will hopefully get us ready for June.
experience — Three freshman, two sophomores, five juniors and two courtesy photo
seniors. The 2019 Manton softball team. Top —- Manager Maggie Powers, Coach Angie Taylor and
Manager Adrianna Sackett. Middle — Autumn Sackett, Isabelle Gokey, Shelby Bundy, Sam
Powers and Ashley Parker. Bottom — Molly Lane, Aysia Taylor, Addison Letts, Jaden Wilder and
Megan Moffit. Not pictured — Christina Hicks and Taylor Purkiss.

Track & Field

03/20 CMU Indoor 12:00 MICHIGAN CHRISTIAN 4:30
ACADEMY & MESICK 4:00 05/14 McBain 4:30
04/12 Marion 4:00 05/18 REGIONALS
04/16 Northern Michigan @ MANTON 10 AM
Christian 4:00 05/21 Lake City (Conference) 4:00
04/18 Mancelona Invite 3:00 05/23 Buckley 4:00
04/23 Lake City 4:30 05/25 MITCA State @ Clare TBA
04/26 Marion Invite 3:30 05/27 Cadillac News Meet TBA
04/30 EVART & PINE RIVER 4:30 06/01 State Finals @ Jenison TBA
05/03 Brethren Invite 2:30 HOME GAMES ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


boys coach: james collins

record — Finished fifth at Highland Conference meet amd finished
20th in D3 MHSAA LP Finals.
accomplishments — State qualifier in 800 meter run Jake
Cergnal, state champion pole vaulter Zach Flint, state qualifier shot put
Jake Renfer, state qualifying 4 x 200 relay and 4 x 400: Isaac Rayden,
Jake Cergnul, Darren Kozlowski, and Zach Flint.
returnees — Jake Renfer, shotput and Isaac Raden, long jump and
newcomers —Jacob Ruppert, Radian Schmidt, Derek Combs, Trent
girls coach: jeff harding Natalee Kibbe and Samantha Helsel and Hannah Clark.
Beehler, Noah Miles, Noah Morrow, Darian Elkins, Elijah Cunningham,
record — Conference record 11-3. Regular season Maleea Harris, Beth Coon, and Kiyana Oster will be
looking to carry on the Manton tradition in the throws. Derek Hough, Noah Cargill, Hunter Buck and Ben Paddock.
record 56-7 .889 percent.
Morgan Howell and Molly Harding are new in the strengths — Shot put, long jump, 3200 meter run, 1600 meter run,
accomplishments — Our team tied for second
distance events. 400 meter run and 200 meter run.
place in the Highland Conference behind a very tough
strengths — Our best team strength is our work ethic. working on — Competitive 4 x 200 and 4 x 400 relay teams.
McBain team. Three individuals qualified onto the
Our strongest events will be throwing, hurdles and style —Speed in sprints and distance as well as great long jumping
Individual State Finals including Maddi Hillard, Paige
and shot put.
Swiriduk, and Tabby Bradburn. Maddi also broke our girls distance.
working on — We’ll be working on developing conference — McBain and Beal City finished at the top of the
discus record with her throw of 125’ 3”
conference last year.
returnees — Very few teams will be able to compete some high jumpers and long jumpers.
goals — We are looking to compete within the Highland Conference
with our female throwers this year with our seniors; Maddi style — I think everyone will be looking for the McBride
sister’s finishing kicks. first and improve with each meet.
Hillard, Bela Biven, and Gabby Russo returning in the
conference — McBain won it all last year and look big meets — Highland Conference Meets as well as Regionals
throws. Our hurdle crew also will be burning up the track
experience — Five seniors, five juniors, seven sophomores and eight
with senior Tabby Bradburn and junior Abby Powell. In the very strong again this year, but you also can’t count out
distance events, we’re returning some very hard working Lake City. Their girls have proven how athletic they are in
girls led by junior Paige Swiriduk, sophomore Emily Harding the other sports this school year.
and senior Abbie Kongeal. Our returning sprinters are few goals —Working to improve ourselves daily.
in number but excellent in quality. Aleayah Herlein, and big meets — Every meet is a big meet in the Highland
the McBride sisters, Telsa and Phoebe return. Conference.
newcomers — We are blessed this season with many experience — Six seniors, six juniors, four sophomores
talented and hard working freshman including Grace and 14 freshmen. We salute the
Wahr, Taryn Regnerus, Dylan Powell, Kiyana Oster,
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Lake City Trojans LAKE CITY TRACK 05/07 PINE RIVER 4:30

Track & Field

03/20 CMU Indoor 12:00 05/09 Garland Invite
04/09 MARION 4:30 @ Benzie Central 3:30
04/13 Rodes Relay 05/11 Alma Scottie Classic 10 AM
@ Kingsley 10 AM 05/14 Northern Michigan
04/15 w/KINGSLEY, Christian 4:30
HARRISON 4:00 05/17 Regionals 12:00
04/18 Roscommon Invite 3:30 05/21 CONFERENCE MEET
04/23 MANTON 4:30 @ LAKE CITY 3:30
04/26 LAKE CITY INVITE 3:30 05/27 Cadillac News Invite 3:00
04/30 Tri w/Beal @ McBain 4:30 HOME GAMES
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The 2019 Lake City girls track team. Front — Alyssa Hutchinson, Megan Hose, Tylor
Root, Eileen Patterson, Maria McDermott, Mari McClure, Olivia Bellows, Jordan Fox,
Elana Lashley, Abby Crawford, Grace Richards and Marisa Manganello. Second —
Sara Hofmockel, Olivia Accordi, Aressia DiGiorgio, Olivia Dolley, Diede Smit, Sayge
Strickland, Kimberly Park, Paige Bobon, Taylor Norman, Ashley Hutchinson, Karlee
Wilkerson and Sarah Branscombe. Back — Madelyn Venhuizen, Logan McLeod,
Alexis Robbins, Marrissa Williamson, Martina Berger, Kristen Tracey, Kiersten West,
Gracie Bisballe and Jessica Allen. Not pictured — Chloe Bisballe, Chloe West, Ava
Scott, Sarah Schulze, Emma Elmquist and Riley Crawford.
mike dunn | cadillac news
The 2019 Lake City boys track team. Front — Nick Blaszak, Caleb Doe, Marco Shelton,
girls coach: sara colecchio Walker Herrick, Eli Marshall, Damian Wertenberger, Miles McLeod and Antonio Youngs. Sec-
accomplishments — 3rd at regionals and 7 qualifiers for state ond — Ethan Chandler, David Francisco, Austin Potter, Connery Urie, Ben Marion, Alexan-
returnees — Mari McClure Vault; Olivia Bellows hurdles and relays; Martina Barger shot der Hinkamp, Austin Small, Noah Thom and Mika Schwab. Third — Zach Russell, Cody Abel,
and Disc; Emma Elmquist sprints and relays; Sara Branscombe distance; Maria McDermott Justin Rosekrans, Justin Phillips, Joey Ruell, Gabe Ardis, A.J. Comp and Dustin Jackson. Back
sprints and relays; Taylor Root sprints and relays; and Chloe West Vault, field events. — Zach Potter, Zachary Graham, Connor Fagerman, Hayden Hall, Spencer Musselman,
newcomers — Chloe Bisballe Vault and mid distance; Jordan Fox mid-distance; Ashley Brandon Koch, Zack Gillow, Ace Drouillard, Kyle Briseno and Shane Nutt. Not pictured: Ja-
Hutchinson distance; Karlee Wilkeson mid to distance; Sarah Schulze field events; Kristin Tracy son Aten, Gage Drouillard, Christian Park, Josh Shivlie, Jack Pedlar, Zach Stockman, Brady
field events; Mackenzie Shulrlow field events; and Alexis Robbins hurdles and high jump Becker and Derek Rayment.
strengths — This is a hard working team and they are willing to share the workload. This
team is deep and our numbers will help us. boys coach: nathan nederhood
working on — Throwers and distance are working hard to improve snag more points record — 3rd in the Highland Conference
for us. accomplishments — 4X200 relay qualified for State; Ben Marion was all conference in long
style — Our distance contingency is working hard to improve, they will be able to score jump and qualified for State in the event, as well
needed points for us this year. returnees — Noah Thom, Ben Marion, & Dustin Jackson are returning state qualifiers that bring
conference — McBain and Manton have been tough. Their distance is hard to beat. experience and leadership. A.J. Comp and Joey Ruell are setting high goals to build off a good
goals — Improve every meet, always shoot for a conference championship. season last year. Damian Wertenberger has already brought leadership to the throwers and has high
big meets — Conference and regionals goals as well. Shane Nutt looking to be a strong contributor in the distance after a great season.
experience — six seniors, six juniors, 14 sophomores and 16 freshmen newcomers — The freshman class looks strong and looking for them to contribute this year.
Miles McLeod and Walker Herrick could be steady point contributors in the throws.
strengths — Right now we seem to be more balanced across events compared to the past
years. Relays should be strong again this year.
working on — Always pushing goal setting and working to continually reach personal records.
With our numbers it will be key for everyone to see the value of every point.
goals — Always shooting for the Conference and continual progress in personal records through
out the season. Qualifying athletes for the State meet that have that desire will always be a focus.

mike dunn | cadillac news
The 2019 Lake City
baseball team.


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04/08 HOUGHTON LAKE 4:15 05/09 Kingsley 4:15
04/10 BEAVERTON 4:00 05/14 MCBAIN 4:30
04/12 FRANKFORT 4:15 05/15 Mancelona 4:00
04/15 Kalkaska 4:30 05/21 Manton 4:15
04/18 GRAYLING 4:15 05/23 Reed City 4:00
04/23 Beal City 4:15 05/31-
04/27 Mancelona Tourney 9 AM 06/01 DISTRICTS 9 AM
coach: todd vasicek working on putting players in the right position.
record — 7-19-1 style — You will see a team that is very aggressive on
returnees — Braden Hinkston- middle infield, Michael offense.
Greib- pitcher and first base and Skyler Miller- catcher conference — I would guess Beal City is the team to
beat, but I know Evart has been improving.

newcomers — Hunter Bisballe- middle infield and Tyler

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Lake City Trojans

04/08 HOUGHTON LAKE 4:15 05/09 Kingsley 4:15
04/10 BEAVERTON 4:00 05/11 Roscommon Invite 9 AM
04/12 FRANKFORT 4:15 05/14 MCBAIN 4:15
04/15 Kalkaska 4:30 05/15 Mancelona 4:00
04/18 GRAYLING 4:15 05/21 Manton 4:15
04/23 Beal City 4:15 05/23 Reed City 4:00
04/27 Mancelona Tourney 10 AM 05/31-
04/30 PINE RIVER 4:15 06/01 DISTRICTS 9 AM
05/04 LAKE CITY INVITE 10 AM ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


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The 2019 Lake City softball team includes, bottom row from left: Lindsey Pylkas, Gabrielle Maddox,
Breonna Reid, Ashley Balcer and MaKenzie Hamilton; back row: Brook Silvers, Olivia Torres, Abbi Ball,
Natalie Tighe, Emma Baron, Kiley Cunningham, Morgan Rogers and team manager Mia Miller.

coach: michelle geiger come together as a team to be successful.

record — 11-13 style — Taking care of the ball defensively — we aren’t a team that
returnees — Senior Catcher/Utility Ashley Balcer and Senior Pitcher/ can afford a lot of errors defensively because of not knowing what to do
Utility Lindsey Pylkas with the ball, so we will be working a lot of defense and moving people
newcomers — Junior all-around Takoa Marshall and other juniors with around throughout the games. Offensively a little bit of everything.
a lot of softball years behind them; sophomore pitcher Morgan Rogers conference — Beal City has a lot of support both in their school and
strengths — Athleticism and softball experience community, and from the players hard work all year for Softball so they
working on — Hitting! A lot of our players that towed the line always do well.
offensively last season have graduated, so we will be working a lot on goals — teamwork, hitting well as a team, and mental toughness.
that. Also teamwork with multiple players in 3 grades, we will need to experience — four seniors, six juniors and three sophomores

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The 2019 Heritage Christian girls soccer team. Back — Coach Tom
Stagg, Natalie VandenBerg, Sabrina Crago, Brooklynn Salisbury, Katie
Crago, Desirae Vrieze, Beulah Shirk, Katie Fekete, Autumn Killingbeck,
Madison Salisbury and Fitness Coach Nathanael Leftwich. Front
— Faith Spivey, Mackenzie Vrieze, Brenna Silvers, Hannah Wanner,
Charissa Shirk, Lily Bigger, Lovina Smith and Olivia Kinsey. Not pictured is
Ava LaFave.

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returnees — Faith Spivey – Midfield; Brooklyn while continuing to stress ball control over fast breaks.
Salisbury – Striker; Sabrina Crago - Fullback/Striker; Katie goals — Success this season will be determined by
Crago - Keeper/Midfield; and Katie Fekete - Fullback personal and team improvement, as well as honoring
newcomers — Autumn Killingbeck – Fullback; and the Lord in the way we act both on and off the field.
big games — TCBAA, Manistee JV, and Mason
Mackenzie Vrieze - Midfield
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Marion Eagles
Softball Baseball
04/08 Pine River @ Art Van 05/06 Brethren 4:30
Sports Complex 4:00 05/09 MASON COUNTY
04/11 Bear Lake 4:30 EASTERN 4:30
04/13 MARION 05/11 Forest Area Tourney 9 AM
TOURNEY 10 AM 05/13 Mesick 4:30
04/15 Baldwin 4:30 05/16 MCBAIN 4:00
04/22 Pentwater 4:30 ACADEMY 4:30
04/25 Evart 4:15 05/25 Nile Brandywine (1 game)
04/27 Brethren Tourney 9 AM Notre Dame 11 AM
05/04 Manton Wooden Bat HOME GAMES ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


coach: ryan raymond

record — 20-10 coach: chad grundy
accomplishments — District champions MARION SOFTBALL 05/02 MANTON 4:00 record — 8-13
returnees — With only having one senior - Hayle 04/08 Pine River @ Art Van 05/04 Manton Tourney 9 AM returnees — JR Brandon Stewart P/SS; SR Jon Stahl P/INF; SR
Miller IF/P - we still have a younger team. We do have Sports Complex 4:00 05/06 Brethren 4:30 Billy Jenema 1B; and SR Konner Lane of/p
04/11 Bear Lake 4:30 05/09 MASON COUNTY
veteran players however, despite their grade. Returning
newcomers — Jr Alex Sutton inf/p; Jr Chase Ryan 1B/of; So
five juniors, two of which are SS Rylie Richards and CF TOURNEY 10 AM 05/11 Forest Area Tourney 9 AM Riley Moggo C; So Chase Seely p/inf; So Anthony Russ OF; So
Teagan Cox, along with sophomore Nicolette Maddox 04/15 Baldwin 4:30 05/13 Mesick 4:30 Colton Hammer OF; So Blaine Faulman Inf; FR Thomas Jenema P/
behind the plate. 04/18 WALKERVILLE 4:30 05/16 MCBAIN 4:00 inf; FR Ty Baker 1B/of; Fr Keegan Baldwin inf/of; Sr Tim Park of; and
newcomers — We have five newcomers this year, 04/20 Bear Lake Invite 10 AM 05/20 BR CROSSROADS Sr Aziz Alfouzan of
04/22 Pentwater 4:30 ACADEMY 4:30
notably freshman IF Jersey Scott
04/25 Evart 4:15 05/28 PRE-DISTRCT 4 PM
strengths — I think we should hit pretty good this season and
strengths — Despite only having one senior, our 04/27 Brethren Tourney 9 AM 05/31 DISTRICTS TBA we have some hard working guys that want to get better
strength may actually be experience. With six girls on 04/29 MANISTEE CATHOLIC HOME GAMES working on — We are a young team that needs game
the team playing travel ball, they have each played CENTRAL 4:30 ARE CAPITALIZED experience. I think we will be a team that sees great
much more than a conventional high school season. improvement as the season goes along
working on — Fundamentals are always put to style — We will be a hard-working team that will battle all
the forefront. Most of the girls have worked very hard in game long
the offseason with their bats. I truly believe we can do ®
conference — We are in a new conference, so I’m not
ourselves a great favor by improving our mental familiar with most teams but I think we will hold our own
approach to each game. • 775-2413 • 775-1222 goals — Be competitive in the conference and be playing our
style — What I hope fans will see is a group of young best ball by districts
ladies playing a sport that they love, as hard as they big games — We open against Pine River at the Art Van
can, along side their childhood friends, along with a few Center in Rockford and we end the regular season at the
W’s of course. University of Notre Dame against Niles Brandywine
conference — Bear Lake is a very strong team and experience — five seniors, three juniors, six sophomores and
has a great chance to win the conference. Mason three freshmen
County Eastern has a great tradition and a trophy case
that proves it. Mesick also has the tools in place to take
a bite out of anybody.
goals — We would like to compete for the
conference championship along with reclaiming a
district title would also be very rewarding to the girls.
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big games — Like I said, Bear Lake and MCE will be

Track & Field

tough contests. But also re-aligning with McBain and
Manton from the Highland conference will be difficult,
as well. They have great coaches and kids at both of
those schools.

courtesy photo
The 2019 Marion boys track team. Back — Christian Stewart, Brandon Stewart, Eric
courtesy photo Williams, Logan Romatz, Aziz Alfouzan, Chase Ryan, Alex Sutten and Gaven Romatz.
The 2019 Marion girls track team. Back — Alexis Salisbury, Kathrynn Nowland, Stella Front — Jordan Wood, Mason Davis, Jacob Chamberlain, James Alberts and Ryder Hall.
Henderson, Isabell Bontekoe, Emily Krchmar, Nicolette Maddox and Marlaina Nehmer. Missing — Treigh Switalski, Thomas Jenema, Billy Jenema and Jason Seabolt.
Front — Alyssa Thompson, Megan Wolfgang, Ashly Bode, Mia Geer and Emily England.
Missing — Tashawa Switalski, Joanne Smith.

MARION TRACK @ Brethren 4:00 girls coach: greg mikulich coach: jason keeler
04/09 Coleman @ Lake City 4:30 05/03 Great Lakes Invite returnees — Ashly Bode - pole vault, sprints; Isabell returnees — Davis, Mason 11 (Distance, PV); Romatz, Gaven
04/12 NORTHERN MICHIGAN @ Beal City 3:00 11 (Sprints, LJ); Sutten, Alex 11 (Distance); Chamberlain, Jacob 12
CHRISTIAN 4:00 05/08 WMD Championship Bontekoe - throws, hurdles; Mia Geer - throws, relays;
Nicollete Maddox - throws, jumps; Marlaina Nehmer - throws, (Distance, PV); Hall, Ryder 12 (Distance, jumps); and Switalski,
04/17 WMD JAMBOREE #1 (8 Participants) @ BR
(8 PARTICIPANTS) 4:00 Crossroads Academy 4:00 relays; Kathrynn Nowland - middle distance, distance; Alexis Treigh 12 (Sprints)
04/24 WMD Jamboree #2 @ 05/15 Coleman 4:00 Salisbury - middle distance, distance; Tashawa Switalski - newcomers — Jenema, Thomas 9 (Sprints, HJ); Romatz,
Mason County Eastern 4:00 05/18 REGIONALS TBA Logan 9 (Sprints, throws); Williams, Eric 9 (Distance, Hurdles);
04/26 MID MI INVITATIONAL 05/27 Cadillac News Meet TBA hurdles, distance, relays; Alyssa Thompson -high jump, pole
vault, sprints, hurdles; and Megan Wolfgang - throws, relays Wood, Jordan 9 (Sprints, throws); Alberts, James 10 (Sprints);
(6 PARTICIPANTS) 3:00 06/01 State Meet TBA
05/01 WMD Jamboree #3 HOME GAMES newcomers — Emily England - high jump, relays, middle Seabolt, Jason 10 (Sprints, LJ); Stewart, Brandon 11 (Sprints); Ryan,
(8 Participants) ARE CAPITALIZED distance; Stella Henderson - sprints, long jump; Emily Krchmar Chase 11 (Middle distance, hurdles); Alfouzan, Aziz 12 (Sprints,
- throws, sprints; Joanne Smith - throws, relays jumps); and Jenema, Billy 12 (Throws)
strengths — Hard working, positive attitude strengths — We aren’t deep in any one event but we have
working on — refining technique, developing a solid group of returning athletes and quite a few new faces
endurance that are pretty athletic and should help us out all across the
conference — New conference. It’s difficult to say. From board. • 775-2413 • 775-1222 working on — Ultimately our strength as a team in the WMD
GROWING TOGETHER...TO SERVE YOU BETTER. last year’s results, it appears that Pentwater and Mason
County Eastern are the teams to beat. will depend a lot on how quickly our new guys perform. While we
goals — 1) Do as well as possible in conference meets aren’t deep, their added athleticism combined with our returning
and regional meet; 2) Work toward achieving individual group should help us score pretty well across all the events. We
goals. are working on getting fit and technically sound.
big meets — WMD league meets and Division 4 regional conference — Walkerville will be tough. I think we’ll surprise
meet some teams.
goals — We want to win the WMD and as always qualify as

Good Luck
experience — three freshmen, three sophomores, five
juniors and three seniors many kids as possible for the state meet.
big meets — WMD conference meet and D4 regional meet
experience — five seniors, six juniors, two sophomores and

VIKINGS! four freshmen

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Mesick Bulldogs
Track & Field
MESICK TRACK 05/03 Brethren Invite 2:30
04/17 @ Marion 05/08 @ BR Crossroads Academy
WMD Jamboree #1 4:00 WMD Championship 4:00
04/24 @ Mason County Eastern 05/10 Manton Invite 3:00
WMD Jamboree #2 4:00 05/13 Frankfort Invite 4:00
04/26 Marion Invite 3:00 05/17 or
05/01 @ Brethren 05/18 Regionals TBA
WMD Jamboree #2 4:00 HOME GAMES ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


boys coach: rob mcgregor

returnees — Juniors Joseph Stewart and Jack Malkowski; sophomores Grant Fleis, Jon
Teachout and Frankie Simerson.
strengths — I’m hoping for some good things in our vaulting program and our 1600-
girls coach: matt reed
returnees — Seniors- Alyia Carnahan sprinter/long jump, Emily Bryer thrower/sprint relays and
meter relay and 3200-meter relay were strong last year. I think we will see some big
Elizabeth Terry-sprinter/long jump. Junior Maddy Weinert-sprinter/hurdler. Sophomore Shaelyn
improvements in these areas.
Teachout-thrower/sprint relays. Sprinters Aliya Carnahan, Elizabeth Terry, and Maddy Weinert had
working on — This season is proving to be a short one so we have spent a lot of time
solid finishes in their events in the Northwest Conference meet last year and are looking to make
on the fundamentals, running mechanics, strength and power, and drills, drills and more
an impact in the new conference. Emily Bryer and Shaelyn Teachout are both returning throwers
drills. We have to work on not being fair weather vaulters. Our regional meet last year was
in the shot and discus and Emily was a top 10 conference finisher in the discus.
less than stellar. We just weren’t prepared for the rain and cold as we should have been.
newcomers — Senior- Brittany Cunningham- middle distance/distance; junior - Denise Phelps-
conference — It’s our first year in the WMD conference, can’t say that we have seen
distance/high jump; and freshman- Alexys Abraham- sprinter/pole vault, Jessica Hayes - sprinter/
everyone perform in the past. Certainly know that every one of these schools has some
mid distance, Jillian Hillier- sprinter/mid distamce and Shannyn Spencer-sprinter/long jump
impressive strengths so I think anyone could take conference.
strengths — This team has a great attitude. Our juniors and seniors are showing the kind of
goals — If we can continue to improve as we have in the past couple of years. I feel our
leadership that says they want to be tough right off the bat as we join the West Michigan D
1600 and 3200 meter relays have a chance at a state run. I also feel Joseph Stewart, Jack
League. We have solid sprinting speed, returning veteran throwers, and have some new faces in
Malkowski and Jon Teachout can have a chance at qualifying for the state meet this year
the distance events that show a lot of promise.
as well in vault.
working on — We are working on improving techniques in all of our events. Focusing on the
details that make your a better track and field athlete. Having success at the league, regional
and state meets.

goals — Our team goal is to be as tough as possible, and win the conference. There are some
good track teams in the West Michigan D League that we will face so it will be a challenge.
big meets — West Michigan D League meets and regionals.
experience — Four freshmen, four juniors, six sophomores and a senior.

MESICK SOFTBALL 05/09 Baldwin 4:00

04/11 BR Crosssroads 05/10 PINE RIVER 4:15

Academy 4:00 05/13 MARION 4:00
04/18 Bear Lake 4:00 05/14 Glen Lake 4:15
04/19 FOREST AREA 4:00 05/16 Benzie 4:15
04/22 Manistee Catholic 05/17 MANTON 4:15
Central 4:00 05/20 Pentwater 4:00
04/23 KINGSLEY 4:15 05/23 Onekama 4:00
04/25 SUTTONS BAY 4:00 05/28 Suttons Bay 4:00
04/29 MASON COUNTY (1 Game, 7 Innings) MESICK BASEBALL 05/09 Baldwin 4:00
EASTERN 4:00 05/31- 04/11 BR Crosssroads 05/10 PINE RIVER 4:15
04/30 FRANKFORT 4:15 06/01 Districts @ Marion TBA Academy 4:00 05/13 MARION 4:00
05/02 MCBAIN 4:00 HOME GAMES 04/18 Bear Lake 4:00 05/14 Glen Lake 4:15
05/06 Walkerville 4:15 ARE CAPITALIZED 04/19 FOREST AREA 4:00 05/16 Benzie 4:15
04/22 Manistee Catholic 05/17 MANTON
Central 4:00 (UNDER THE LIGHTS) 8 PM
04/23 KINGSLEY 4:15 05/20 Pentwater 4:00
04/25 SUTTONS BAY 4:00 05/23 Onekama 4:00
04/29 MASON COUNTY 05/28 Suttons Bay 4:00
EASTERN 4:00 (1 Game, 7 Innings)
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05/02 MCBAIN 4:00 06/01 Districts @ Marion TBA
05/06 Walkerville 4:15 HOME GAMES ARE CAPITALIZED

coach: dave feriend

record — 11-17
accomplishments — We did not reach our goals set last year with a ®

district championship. We did have a newcomer achieve first team all- • 775-2413 • 775-1222
conference as a utility GROWING TOGETHER...TO SERVE YOU BETTER.
returnees — Seniors: Shanna Mae Fisk-Catcher; Alyssa Duquette-First
base; Noelle Parrish-Utility; Kailie Fitt-Pitcher/3rd base; and Monica O’Neil-
Outfield. Juniors-Elizabeth Hamilton-Outfield; and McKensey Kendall- coach: josh crocker
Shortstop. Sophomore: Grace Quiggin-Pitcher/First base. record — 10-18-2
newcomers — Senior Racher Weinclaw-Utility. returnees — Dalton Sabo, Sr., 3B; Kyle Clough, Sr., C; Jakob Abraham,
strengths — Senior leadership is strong this year. With having our JV Sr., P; Tanner Ford, Jr., OF; Robert Spoor, Jr., OF; Nick Salter, Jr., Utility; Ella Harp,
returning this year, we will have a few that we will use throughout the Jr., IF; Cole Spencer, So., SS; Gabe Parrish, So., 1B; and Collin Jewett, So., 2B.
season. newcomers — Clayton Stimmer, Fr., OF.
working on — Hitting, as a team is always a goal for us. Overall, a strengths — Experience and continuity. We have the core of our team
conference and district championship also is a goal. from last year returning.
style — With the senior leadership, they will see a strong unit that plays working on — Offense. We think we should be pretty tough on
hard with great pitching and defense. defense, but we know that we will need to score more runs than we did last
conference — This is our first year in the West Michigan D along with season.
Marion. I believe that we should be a front-runner but Marion has been style — Hopefully they will see a group that is disciplined, and
tough for us. competitive in every game.
goals — Our overall goal is to win a conference and district conference — We have a chance to compete for a WMD title.
championship. Brethren and Pentwater are two other teams that stand out. Since this is our
big games — This schedule is still a good one as we have kept the same first season playing baseball in the WMD there are likely a number of
schedule from our previous conference as all non-conference games. sleepers; Bear Lake, Manistee Catholic and Walkerville have some great
experience — Six seniors, two juniors and a sophomore. athletes, so we’ll see how we match up.
goals — Goals include winning the conference and wining our district.
big games — All of our conference games will be hugely important.
Also, May 17 against Manton under the lights. 8 p.m. first pitch in Mesick.
Should be a good one.

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NMCS comets
Track & Field

courtesy photos
The 2019 NMC girls and boys track teams. BOYS: Back — Manager-Albert Zhang, Ezra
Dieterman, Drew Krick, Garrett Langton, Jamey Haan. Front — Elvis Tsai, Tony Lin, Jonas
Lanser, Ethan Clark. Not Pictured: Wayne Roper Jr. GIRLS — Back Row — Ally Sigafoose,
Anna Lanser, Ryleigh Langton, Emma Shaarda. Front — Francie Liu, Alison Ren, Sydney
Hart, Ally Krick.

NMC TRACK 05/07 @ Manton w/Beal City 4:30 girls coach: holly sigafoose strengths — Hard work ethic, determination, and great
04/02 Manton Quad 4:00 05/10 Manton Invite 4:00 accomplishments — Our girls 4X200 relay team broke chemistry amongst the girls
04/09 McBain Quad 4:30 05/14 EVART/LAKE CITY 4:30 working on — We will be working on starting the season
04/12 Marion Tri TBA 05/17 or the school record. Ellie Haan having 4 first places at the
04/16 NORTHERN MICHIGAN 05/18 MHSAA Regionals TBA Cadillac News Meet and winning the female scholarship well- conditioned and motivated to do our best. Setting
CHRISTIAN INVITE 4:00 05/21 @ Lake City award. Our 4X 800 relay team making the awards stand at the personal goals will be key for us the season because we have a
04/18 Cadillac Invite 2:00 Highland Meet 4:00 News Meet by running a season PR. Accomplishments at the small squad
04/23 @ Pine River w/McBain 4:30 05/27 Cadillac News Meet 3:00
state meet included the 4x200 team placing 5th and the 4x400 style — A great group of mid-distance runners that have high
04/26 Marion 06/01 State Meet TBA expectations of their performances and doing great things in
(Mid Mich. Invite) TBA HOME GAMES team placing 8th. Both achieving All-State honors
05/03 Pine River 2:00 ARE CAPITALIZED returnees — Ally Sigafoose (Sr- mid-distance and throws); the throwing events
Anna Lanser (JR, mid-distance); Sydney Hart (JR, mid-distance); goals — Our 4X800 relay has a goal of qualifying for the state
Ally Krick (SO, mid-distance) and Ryleigh Langton (throws) meet. Success for us this year with only 8 girls will be focused
newcomers — Emma Shaarda-hurdles; Nikki Elek-mid – more on our individual performances and improving on our
distance; and Allison Ren-sprints times and marks at every meet.

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boys coach: nathan swanson athletes to be multidimensional and willing to do what the team needs. The way we work leads
returnees — Drew Krick (hurdles), Ezra Dieterman (HJ), Jamey Haan (LJ, sprints), Tony Lin directly to how we perform so we will be working on having quality focused practices.
(sprints), Garrett Langton (distance), Wayne Roper (PV, sprints) goals — Our goals are just to improve on a daily basis and be going full steam when regionals
newcomers — Jonas Lanser (distance), Elvis Tsai (mid), Ethan Clark (sprints) come around. If we focus on our goals and keep striving to reach them then success will be
strengths — We are led by upperclassmen and the attitude that they bring everyday and found in the journey.
that is something that will trickle down to throughout the program. big meets — All conference meets are huge but the big Invitationals really show how the
working on — NMC is working on getting strength with numbers. We will need all our quality stacks up. Then of course regionals is huge with the opportunity to compete against
schools our size and see how we handle that pressure and competition.

NMC GOLF 05/06 Conference Jamboree

04/10 Missaukee Cup w/McBain @ Sacred Heart 9 AM
& Lake City 05/08 Missaukee Cup w/McBain
@ Missaukee GC 4:00 & Lake City
04/15 Benzie Central @ Eldorado @ Missaukee GC 4 PM
Golf Course 4:30 05/09 Gladwin w/Manton @
04/23 Leelanau St. Marys 4:30 Lakewood on the Green 4:00
04/24 Missaukee Cup w/McBain 05/13 Roscommon w/Sacred Heart
& Lake City @ The Quest GC 4 PM
@ Missaukee Golf Club 4:00 5/20 Conference Championship
04/29 Farwell w/McBain @ White Deer GC 9 AM
@ Eagle Glen GC 4:00 05/29 or
04/30 @ Ogemaw Heights 4:00 05/30 MHSAA Golf Regionals TBA
05/02 Houghton Lake w/Clare 06/07-
@ White Deer GC 4:00 06/08 MHSAA State Meet TBA The 2019 NMC golf team.
05/03 Terry Thompson Invite HOME GAMES Back — Coach Dave
@ Missaukee GC 9 AM ARE CAPITALIZED Skinner, Andrew Eisenga,
Eric Hall, Caiden Platz,
Spencer Quist, Silas
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coach: dave skinner strengths — We have a strong returning core with great potential in the newcomers.
record — 4-12 working on — We need to eliminate three and four putts.
accomplishments — Grant Pogue qualifying for the MHSAA State Meet. First year in the conference — The league saw a lot of great golfers graduate last year and I expect it to
Mid-Michigan Golf Conference. wide open in terms of what team will finish on top.
returnees — Grant Pogue, Andrew Eisenga, Caiden Platz, Ben Moore and Ben Gaffke. goals — State qualifiers, finish in top half of the league.
newcomers — Silas Bowden, Eric Hall, Tucker Tossey, Logan Roper, Kari VanPolen, Bobby big matches — Missaukee Cup competitions with Lake City and McBain.
Venema and Spencer Quist experience — four seniors, one junior, two sophomores, three freshmen and two eighth

Girls Soccer
coach: dave vanhaitsma
record — 7-3-4
accomplishments — We finished in second in the Southern division of the Northern
Michigan Soccer League.
returnees — Senior defender Kari Van Polen; Junior defenders Maddie Benthem and
Callie Keysior and midfielders Anna Lanser and Sydney Hart; sophomore forward Ally
Krick, sophomore midfielder Brooke VanHaitsma, and sophomore defender Jamie
DeKam; and freshman goalkeeper Megan Bennett all started last year and will be relied
upon to keep us on the winning track. Sophomore forward Makayla Hall and freshmen
forward Lauren Closson, midfielders Betsy Lewis and Emma Shaarda and defenders
Maggie Yount and Tana VanPolen all played last year and are all key to our success this
year, as well.
strengths — I think our passing and trapping should be strengths. I think we are
developing an improved touch, and, although we are still very young, we are certainly
gaining in experience.
working on — Having our six freshmen gain a little bit of experience last year as
eighth graders will help; however, 10 of our 15 players are freshmen and sophomores, so
learning to play with each other will be a big priority. We will have to replace the
courtesy photo NMC GIRLS SOCCER 04/30 Ogemaw Heights 5:00 offensive prowess of Desiree Ebels and Maddie Lanser.
The 2019 NMC girls soc- 04/03 BUCKLEY 4:30 05/03 GLADWIN 5:00 style — I hope that fans will see fifteen girls working together well, playing hard every
cer team. Back— Betsy 04/05 ROSCOMMON 5:00 05/08 CHEBOYGAN 5:00 minute of the game, and having fun doing it. I hope that we will be able to maintain
Lewis, Anna Lanser, Tana 04/09 Gladwin 5:00 05/09 CLARE 5:00
04/11 BRETHREN 5:00 05/13 BR CROSSROADS possession on a consistent basis and be patient, but also wise in our shot selection.
VanPolen, Megan Bennett, 04/13 NMC COMET CUP TBA ACADEMY 5:00 conference — Gladwin has won the South the last two years and should be tough
Maggie Yount, Madelyn 04/15 Burt Lake NMCA 5:00 05/15 Brethren 5:00 again. Houghton Lake will be tough in the North. Roscommon and Cheboygan are
Benthem, Emma Shaarda. 04/18 Clare 4:00 05/23 NMSL CROSSOVERTBA always strong in the North and we have been consistently good in the South.
04/22 Houghton Lake 5:00 05/24-
Front — Callie Keysor, 04/25 BR Crossroads 05/31 MHSAA Districts TBA goals — We want to grow as soccer players, as individuals, as teammates, and as
Jamie DeKam, Brooke Academy 5:00 HOME GAMES ARE CAPITALIZED Christians. With regards to results, we are shooting to win the division and the conference
VanHaitsma, Ally Krick, and to take home a district title as well. Each of these things will be difficult but not
Sydney Hart, Makayla unattainable.
Hall, Lauren Closson. Not big games — As we saw last year when ties against teams we should have beat took
Picutured — Kari VanPolen the South away from us, all conference games are huge. Because of how competitive
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MCBAIN GOLF 05/06 Mt. Pleasant
04/10 MISSAUKEE CUP SH Jamboree 9 AM
ROUND #2 4:00 05/09 @ Roscommon
04/26 Frankfort TBA w/Clare 4:00
04/29 @ Farwell w/NMC 4:00 05/13 @ Manton w/HL 4:00
4/30 FRANKFORT 4:00 05/20 League Championship
05/02 GLADWIN/MPSH 4:00 @ Houghton Lake 9 AM
05/03 Terry Thompson Invite 9 AM 05/29 Regionals TBA
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coach: gary vana

record — 7-7
accomplishments — 3rd Place in Terry Thompson Invitational and won the
Missaukee Cup
returnees — Kaleb Keathley, Isaac Culp, Jacob Meekhof, Drew Vana and Andrew
newcomers — Tucker VanderVelde, Chase Pylkas, Gavin Sieland, Alex Vana, Josh
Eisenga, Landon Eling, Aiden Ashton, Aleah Kitson, Christian Mitchell and Cole Ingleright
strengths — We have a large team that is a mixture of first-time players and
working on — The short game.
style — Sportsmanship.
conference — Houghton Lake is always strong and Mt Pleasant Sacred Heart will
be the sleeper.
goals — To send the team or player to states.
big matches — Missaukee Cup
experience — three seniors, four juniors, two sophomores and seven freshmen


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04/18 Cadillac Invite 2:00 05/21 Highland Conference
04/23 @ Pine River @ Lake City 3:30
w/NMC 4:30 05/25 MITCA Finals TBA
04/26 Chesaning 2:00 05/27 Cadillac News Invite 3:00
04/30 BEAL CITY/ 06/01 State Finals TBA
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The McBain 2019 girls track team includes, front row from left: Laura Doolittle, Katie
Heistand, Reese Ensing, Maggie O’Malley, Couper Agema, Brianna Eisenga and
Kaitlyn Eastway; middle row: Kayla Bosscher, Klaire Pollington, Taylor Benthem, Ashley
Schierbeek, Hannah Smith, Olyvia Nederhood and Caitlin Dodde; back row: Coach
Susan Maloney, Lorra VanderVlucht, Emma Schierbeek, Fiona Sullivan, Alexis Gilde,
Mason Brown and Nike Waeljegaard. Not pictured: Kiya Grundy, Klaudia O’Malley
and Lydia Renucci.

girls coach: susan maloney

mike dunn | cadillac news
accomplishments — 14-0 in the conference; Highland
The McBain 2019 boys track team includes, front row boys coach: pat maloney Conference champs and six D3 state qualifiers last year.
from left: Alex Sikkema, James Taylor, Josh Mayhew, record — 49-17 returnees — Seniors - Klaudia O’Malley (400, 800, mile, 2mile,
Brady Bailey, Matt Utecht, Danyel di Liberto, Daniel Quist, accomplishments — Highland Conference 4x8, 4x4), Ashley Schierbeek (400, 800, 4x8, 4x4), Mason Brown
Caleb Dodde and Bradley Springberg; middle row: co-champions (high jump & pole vault) and Kiya Grundy (100, 200, 4x1, 4x2,
Matthew Sikkema, Kadin Eastway, Aiden Ashton, Jaden returnees — Dan Quist -hurdles and sprints; long jump). Junior - Brianna Eisenga (800, 4x8, 4x4). Sophomores -
Blood, Jesse Sikkema, Dylan Bistoe, Blake Whetstone, Keegan O’Malley-distance; Connor Murphy – Maggie O’Malley (mile, 2mile, 4x8, 4x4) and Olyvia Neederhood
Silas Boonstra, Keith Baker and Gregory Sluiter; back row: distance; Garrett VerBerkmoes- high jump; Kaiden (100,200,4x1,4x2, long jump)
Coach Pat Maloney, Duane DeWitt, Brock Maloney, McGillis-field events; Caleb Outman field events newcomers — a senior exchange student - Nike
Daniel Maloney, Kyle Pylkas, Caleb Outman, Ethan and Owen Bontekoe field events Waeljegaard (sprints & long jump); Freshmen - Reese Ensing
Barton, Garrett VerBerkmoes, Logan Rodenbaugh, Owen newcomers — Brant Bontekoe in field events (distance events and relays) and Emma Schierbeek (sprints,
Bontekoe, Grayson VerBerkmoes, Keegan O’Malley, and Brock Maloney in mid distance; James Taylor in hurdles, relays, long jump)
Connor Murphy and Zach Bode. Not pictured: Chase hurdles and pole vault strengths — A lot of positive senior leadership and returning
Pylkas and Austin Eling. strengths — distance- strong runners and field state qualifiers in four events (high jump, 800, mile, 4x8)
events-jumpers and throwers working on — Finding some good consistent hurdlers, field
working on — We have to find guys to events, and sprint relays.
replace a couple of graduating sprinters that made style — Strong middle distance/distance events and an
us competitive in sprints and sprint relays and a overall competitive team effort.
couple guys step up in the 400-800. conference — Our goal is to repeat being the conference
conference — A lot of good competition champs. Manton, Lake City and Beal City will all give us a run for
weekly and in the conference meet our money.
goals — try to repeat as conference champions goals — To be conference champions, have more regionally
and improve our regional performance placed athletes, and have more athletes make it to states.
big meets — conference meets and conference big meets — Gary Ranthbun Inv., Chesaning Track and Field
final meet Classic, and Ken Bell Inv., and the Regional track meets will all
experience — 10 seniors, four juniors, 18 be quality challenges for us.
sophomores and seven freshmen experience — seven seniors, six juniors, nine sophomores and
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MCBAIN SOFTBALL 05/02 Mesick 4:00
03/20 Midland Dome 05/07 PINE RIVER 4:15
Tourney 5:00 05/11 Roscommon
04/02 Frankfort 4:15 Tourney 10 AM
04/04 ROSCOMMON 4:15 05/14 Lake City 4:15
04/09 Forest Area 4:00 05/16 Marion 4:00
04/12 HOUGHTON LAKE 4:00 05/18 Reed City TBA
04/18 Kingsley 4:15 05/21 Evart 4:15
04/23 MANTON 4:15 05/22 HARRISON 4:00
04/27 GR Calvin Christian 10 AM HOME GAMES
04/30 BEAL CITY 4:15 ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


coach: tricia mcgillis

record — 17-9
accomplishments — a Division 3 district championship
returnees — Brandy Dodde, Paige Vandenbos, McKenna Gilde, Emma Boonstra, Isabell
Gandolfi and Grace Brunink
newcomers — Alyssa Bode, Mikayla Pluger, Mya Eisenga, Kayda Cotter, Megan Taylor,
mike dunn | cadillac news Maci Boven and Madeline Maloney
The McBain 2019 softball team includes, front row from left: Madeline Maloney, Kayda strengths — Strength in lineup with solid defense positions
Cotter, Gracie Brunink, Brandy Dodde, Emma Boonstra, Madison Whetstone, Maci Boven working on — consistent contact hitting, base-running with aggressive advancement,
and Taylor Burgher; back row: Mya Eisenga, Morgan Eisenga, Paige VandenBos, Mikayla communication on the field and anticipating the next possible sequences of plays
Pluger, Alyssa Bode, McKenna Gilde, Alexis Farr and Megan Taylor. Not pictured: Isabella style — We will be playing through offensive strategies to quicken baserunner advancement.
Gandolfi. Fine tune foot work and defensive skills for consistent outs to stay ahead in innings.
goals — We want to build strong mechanical skills to guide the players through
demanding plays and situations which will build their confidence. We are working on team
MCBAIN BASEBALL 05/02 Mesick 4:00
communication so the entire teams game IQ grows and each other can support one
04/02 Frankfort 4:15 05/07 PINE RIVER 4:15
another through challenging plays
04/04 ROSCOMMON 4:15 05/11 Roscommon

04/05 North Central (Ohio) 5:00 Tourney 10 AM
04/06 Central Montcalm 1:00 05/14 Lake City 4:15
04/09 Forest Area 4:00 05/16 Marion 4:00
04/12 HOUGHTON LAKE 4:00 05/18 Reed City TBA
04/18 Kingsley 4:15 05/21 Evart 4:15
04/23 MANTON 4:15 05/22 HARRISON 4:00
04/27 GR Calvin Christian 10 AM HOME GAMES
04/30 BEAL CITY 4:15 ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


coach: doug smith

record — 9-18
returnees — Senior, Devin Morris, Catcher, Pitcher, SS, 1B; Senior, Levi Ford, 2B, P;
and Junior Owen Bontekoe, LF
newcomers — Junior Drew Boven, 3B, C, P; Junior Ayden Kanouse, SS, Outfield,
P; Junior Trevor Bode, C, P, Outfield; Junior Alex Rozeveld, P, Outfield, Wayne Ropper,
P; Sophomore Mason Heuker, P, 1B; and Sophomore Tristain McIlheney, P, Outfield
strengths — Pitching depth, defense mike dunn | cadillac news
working on — Hitting The 2019 McBain baseball team includes, front row from left: Ayden Knouse, Lucas VanderVlucht,
style — Guys committed to hard work and competitive Thomas Pleiman, Drew Boven, Dylan Jennings, Timothy Pleiman and Levi Ford; back row: Devon
goals — Above .500 Kamphouse, Trevor Bode, Devin Morris, Mason Heuker, Owen Bontekoe, Tristan McIlhinney, Alex
experience — six seniors, seven juniors and two sophomores Rozeveld and Wayne Roper.
03/22 GVSU TBA 05/10 Manton Invite 3:00
04/03 Chippewa Hills 4:00 05/14 Tri @ McBain - McBain,

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04/08 Harrison 4:00 Lake City, NMC 4:30
04/12 Fowler Invite 4:00 05/18 Regionals 10 AM
04/15 QUAD - Coleman, Montabella 05/21 Conference @ Lake City
Vestaburg 4:00 Beal City, Lake City, Manton,
04/18 Roscomon Invite TBA McBain, NMC,
04/23 Beal City 4:30 Pine River 3:30

Track & Field

04/26 Kent City Invite TBA 06/01 State Finals 10 AM
04/30 Manton - Tri HOME GAMES
w/Pine River 4:30 ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


boys coach: dennis relays, long jump; Alex Hamilton(12)-mid-distance;

Haidyn Simmer(9) and Bryant Calderon(9)-sprints/relays
peacock strengths — We have All-State caliber athletes
record — 6-2 in the sprints, distances and vault.
accomplishments — Last year we finished style — A team that competes hard and has no
third in the Highland Conference and in the regional. real “holes.” We should be able to put competitive
We won the Mid-Michigan Invitational athletes in all 17 events.
returnees — Kyle Stokes-sprints; Austin Hamilton goals — I like this team. Right now, however, we
and Nathan Woods-distance; Richard Foster and are going to concentrate on getting better each
Zolan Long -vault, high jump and hurdles; Mitchell week, and figuring out which combinations make us
Vanscoyoc-throws; Tanner Ryan-relays. most competitive.
newcomers — Cameron Brasington(11)-Hurdles,
girls coach: todd scott positions for us. Also Laina Payne and Katie Rueffer are
returnees — Mackenzie VanBuren and Kara Henry also incoming freshman that are going to fill in and
are the two all-state girls that are returning as help with distance events. Laina is particularly good at
sophomores. Both are really good sprinters and good pole vault and has a lot of potential.
at their respective field events. Rose Clark and Sophia goals — I’m hoping we can go out and compete
Scott also return and pick up key points for us in to the best of our ability. We have a small team (14)
distance events. Kylie Stokes also returns and should and quite a few girls who decided for one reason, or
be good in the sprints. another to not do track this year. I like our group this
newcomers — I’m excited about a large group of year even though we are small. They are an
incoming freshmen. Zoe Marnick and Rilee Clark enthusiastic bunch and we should have fun. I’m
should be decent for us at middle distance. The Culp encouraged by some incoming freshmen that are
twins Arrionna and Sage are also incoming freshmen open to try different things, in particular the distance
that are extremely hard workers and will fill in key events. We have only one senior and one junior and
will look to them for leadership.

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04/03 GAYLORD ST. MARY 4:00 05/03 Big Rapids 4:00
04/04 Morley Stanwood 4:00 05/04 Sanford Meridian 9 AM
04/09 CADILLAC 4:00 05/07 CENTRAL
04/11 Clare 4:00 MONTCALM 4:00
04/12 FREMONT 4:00 05/09 Kalkaska 4:30
04/15 Evart 4:00 05/10 Newaygo 4:00
04/18 Grant 4:00 05/17 White Cloud 4:00
04/25 MANISTEE 4:00 05/18 TOURNAMENT 9 AM
04/26 TRI COUNTY 4:00 05/23 LAKE CITY 4:00
04/27 TC St. Francis 9 AM HOME GAMES ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


coach: marty shaffer

record — 25-8
accomplishments — Division 3 district champions
returnees — Stephan Shewan (SR) Outfielder/Pitcher; Cody Kailing (SR)
Outfielder/Pitcher; Brandon Wirth (SR) Shortstop/Pitcher; Jeffrey Samuels (JR)
Infielder/Pitcher; and Payton Hansen (SO) Catcher/Pitcher
newcomers — Treyvor Conklin (FR) - First Base/Outfield
strengths — We have a good group of senior leadership. We look to be
competitive off of the mound returning 2 of our top 3 pitchers from last year.
working on — We will be working to have a complete lineup of solid hitters.
style — Hoping to play an up-tempo game and lots of quality defense.
conference — Conference is always tough. Big Rapids, Fremont, Chip Hills
should be in the mix for top spot. Sleeper is Cental Montcalm.
girls — Looking at competing for a conference championship and a third
district title in a row.
big games — Open season with Gaylord St Mary’s. Play at TC St Francis and
Sanford Meridian. Big Rapids is our biggest rival.
experience — four seniors, six juniors, one sophomore and one freshman
REED CITY SOFTBALL 05/03 Big Rapids 4:00
04/04 Morley Stanwood 4:00 05/04 Sanford Meridian 9 AM
04/09 CADILLAC 4:00 05/07 CENTRAL

04/11 Clare 4:00 MONTCALM 4:00
04/12 FREMONT 4:00 05/09 Kalkaska 4:30
04/15 Evart 4:00 05/10 Newaygo 4:00
04/18 Grant 4:00 05/17 White Cloud 4:00
04/26 TRI COUNTY 4:00 05/18 TOURNAMENT 8 AM
04/27 TC St. Francis 9 AM 05/23 LAKE CITY 4:00
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04/12 Chippewa Hills North Kent 8:30 AM
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04/18 Lakeview
05/14 Kent City (CSAA Meet)
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04/23 Grant @ @ Moss Ridge 9 AM
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boys coach: ken wicker girls coach: ken wicker many events but we are unproven. We’ll have to wait
returnees — MJ Kinere-Sophomore: Throws; Tyler Peer- Junior: Throws; returnees — Shelby Cade-Sophomore: Mid Distance. and see who steps up.
Carson Kulawiak- Sophomore: Mid Distance; and Gavin Allen- Shelby was all state in the 800 meters last year. Emilee working on — We are a very young team. Even our
Sophmore: Hurdles/relays. Gavin was a state qualifier in the 300 hurdles McIntyre-Senior: Throws. Should be mush improved. older girls are new to track. We will work on early season
last year and looks to improve his place this year. I think we will see a lot Kyrsten Strehlke-Sophmore: Sprints. conditioning and teaching techniques to our field event
of improvement from these boys this year. newcomers — Hope Warren- Junior: Hurdles/relays. athletes.
newcomers — Jacob Wicker- Freshman: Distance; Enrique Andrade- Hope is very quick. I think she can be very good this conference — Benzie and Kingsley are the favorites.
Senior: High Jump/sprints; and Tyler Francisco-Junior: Throws/sprints. season. Mira Warren-Freshman: Sprints/relays. Mira was a goals — As always we look for all athletes to improve
Enrique is a nice addition to the team. I think he will be a very good sprinter in junior high. She will help us a lot. Kyrie throughout the season and compete at a level
competitive jumper this season. Tyler is strong and fast. He will help us a Wildfong, Brooke Wilkie, Anna Francisco, and Deborah appropriate to their talent level. I would like to see us
lot this year. Josh Barley, Cooper Rath and Luke Frasier-Freshmen. Erickson- Freshman: These four girls provide a lot of depth compete at a high level throughout the season.
Hurdles/jumps. These boys will help give us a little depth as we progress that we have not had in a while. The will help in the big meets — Conference, regionals and state finals
throughout the season. relays, sprints and jumps. are meets we aim to compete well at.
strenghts — I think we have a lot of potential in the throws and strengths — I think we will be strong in the mid experience — Six freshmen, four sophomores, one
hurdles. Our two young distance runners show a lot of potential. distance and hurdle events. We have a lot of potential in junior and one senior.
working on — We have a lot of new faces this year. I think we have
a lot of potential, but we need the young kids to gain experience. Early
on we will focus on conditioning and helping the new runners learn what

Girls Soccer
it’s like to run varsity track
goals — Our goal is for every athlete to improve throughout the
season. We have some very good individual athletes and I think we can
do some really good things this season.
big meets — Conference, regionals and state finals are always big
competitions each season.
experience — Eight freshman, four sophomores, two juniors and one coach: john vermilya working on — We are working on team defense,
senior. returnees — GK Rachel Weinclaw (Sr.); and F I’m trying to figure out the game for a couple of brand
Cameryn Ensor (Sr.). Both were on boys team. new players.
newcomers — F Kyrie Wildfong (Fr.); and D Mira style — Hard work, discipline and a great spirit since
Warren (Fr.). we are combined team with Mesick.
strengths — We’re an unknown team to our goals To field a team, maybe get her first varsity win,
opponents. We have no idea how we stack up against and start building a program.
conference opponents, but neither do they. We also big games — All of them.
have the hard working blue-collar ethic that marks experience — Two seniors; four juniors; four
Buckley as a community. We expect that will play out sophomores and three freshman.
on the field.
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Reed City coyotes

Track & Field

REED CITY TRACK w/Grant, Reed City and

boys coach: brent michell and hurdles. 03/20
@ CMU 1:00
@ Tri County w/ Fremont
05/03 Shepherd
accomplishments — Second in the CSAA Gold style — More numbers, better enthusiasm and a strong
and Newaygo 4:00 05/06 Conference
Conference Championships. State qualifying 4x100, Calvin competitive group. 04/12 Newagyo Invite 2:00 @ Newaygo 4:00
Rhode in 800 and Jackson Price in the 100. All returning. conference — Grant and Chip Hills are always tough 04/16 w/CHIPPEWA HILLS, 05/10 Manton 3:00
returnees — Calvin Rhode, Phillip Jones-Price, Jackson but we will be very competitive this year. FREMONT & 05/18 Regionals @ Manton 9 AM
Price, Noah Jones, Nick Douglass, Landon Tomaski, Austin goals — Our goals never change. We plan to send as BIG RAPIDS 4:00 05/27 Cadillac News Invite 4:00
many as possible to the state finals. This year I believe we 04/18 PINE RIVER 4:00 06/01 State Finals @
Fowler, Michael Johnson, Joe Shewan and Noah Blythe 04/26 Kent City Invite 3:30 Comstock Park 9 AM
newcomers — Ryan Simmons, Brandon Major, Brandon have a great chance to send as many as 12 individuals in 12 04/30 @ Central Montcalm HOME GAMES ARE CAPITALIZED
Hall and Anthony Pelton, events although it all depends on the day.
strengths — Sprints, throws, middle distance, long jump, big meets — Most important meet is regionals.
pole vault, sprint relays and 110 hurdles Conference and State finals rank second to that meet.
working on — We have room to improve in all events experience — 10 freshmen, eight sophomores, six juniors
and special focus will be on the throws, high jump, pole vault and six seniors ® • 775-2413 • 775-1222


girls coach: brent michell style — A couple of very strong sprinters and a great
accomplishments — 5 girls made all conference middle distance runner leading a group of hard workers
and Emily Libey qualified for the State finals. giving every event everything they have.
returnees — Paige Williams, Abbigail Kiaunis, Faith conference — Chip Hills in first
Woods, Shelby DeVries and Kaitlynn Vinton goals — Get as many as possible or to qualify for the
newcomers — Makena Hill, Madalynn Brown and state finals.
Demi Lodholtz big meets — Regional is the biggest meet. Conference
strengths — Sprints, middle sistance and State Finals are second.
working on — Looking to improve hurdling and experience — 10 freshmen, five sophomores, four
throws juniors and one senior


Girls Soccer
04/08 BENZIE CENTRAL 4:00 05/08 Grant 4:30
04/10 KENT CITY 4:30 05/13 FREMONT 4:30
04/15 Tri County 4:30 05/15 BIG RAPIDS 4:30
04/17 NEWAYGO 4:30 05/20 Kent City 4:30
04/22 Kalkaska 4:00 05/21 LAKEVIEW 4:30
04/24 Lakeview 4:30 05/22 Mason Co. Eastern 5:00
04/29 CHIPPEWA HILLS 4:30 HOME GAMES ARE CAPITALIZED • 775-2413 • 775-1222


coach: andrea pollaski

record — 9-7
accomplishments — Won our first round of districts for the first time in
more than 10 years.
returnees — Taylor Harison, junior, midfield. Karlie Kearns, junior
midfielder. Claudia Francke, sophomore, midfield.
strengths — Good in the midfield
working on — Quick passing
style — Hard workers
conference — We’ll be middle of the pack. Big Rapids should win
goals — To finish above .500 in the conference
experience — five seniors, five juniors, three sophomores and five

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Pine River Bucks

Baseball Softball

courtesy photo PINE RIVER BASEBALL 04/23 EVART 4:15 PINE RIVER SOFTBALL 04/23 EVART 4:15
The 2019 Pine River base- 03/21 Grant 4:00 04/26 Manistee 4:00 courtesy photo 03/21 Grant 4:00 04/26 Manistee 4:00
ball team. Front — Jordan 04/02 Crossroads Charter 04/30 Lake City 4:15 The 2019 Pine River 04/02 Crossroads Charter 04/30 Lake City 4:15
Academy 4:00 05/03 ALL SPORTS DAY 12:15 Academy 4:00 05/03 ALL SPORTS DAY 12:15
Koetje, Tanner Shimel, 04/05 Forest Area 4:00 05/07 McBain 4:15 softball team. Front — 04/05 Forest Area 4:00 05/07 McBain 4:15
Luke Hill, Kei Deguchi and 04/08 Marion @ Art Van 05/10 Mesick 4:15 Daria Lundquist, Logan 04/08 Marion @ Art Van 05/10 Mesick 4:15
Hunter Poe. Back — Elijah Grand Rapids 4:00 05/14 MANTON 4:15 Powell, Taylor Hill, Emma Grand Rapids 4:00 05/14 MANTON 4:15
04/11 KINGSLEY 4:15 05/18 TC Christian 10 AM 04/11 KINGSLEY 4:15 05/18 Cadillac Tourney 9 AM
Lewis, Kris Green, Ethan 04/13 Morley Tourney 10 AM 05/21 BEAL CITY 4:15
Whitley and Alisa Glover. 04/13 Morley Tourney 10 AM 05/21 BEAL CITY 4:15
Crisp, Jacob Johnson, 04/16 MANCELONA 4:15 05/23 HOUGHTON LAKE 4:15 Back — Emily Treiber, 04/16 MANCELONA 4:15 05/23 HOUGHTON LAKE 4:15
Lane Ruppert and Trevor 04/18 MASON COUNTY 05/28 Big Rapids 4:00 Cornesha Holmes, Cayla 04/18 MASON COUNTY 05/28 Big Rapids 4:00
and Meghan Lockhart.
Missing is Jayden Draper.
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coach: mike nelson fundamentals, learning the game over and

coach: shawn ruppert along with our catching progress.
record — 17-11 getting people in the right spots.
record — 21-9 style — Aggressive base running and conference — Beal City is the favorite
fundamentally sound, I hope. returnees — Senior Taylor Hill, first base;
accomplishments — Got to 20 wins senior Emily Treiber, third base; junior Kayla again and McBain could be the sleeper.
with an inexperienced team. conference — Evart and Beal City are goals — Our goals are to place higher in
the favorites. The rest of us will be fairly Trowbridge, C/OF; and sophomore Emma
returnees — Luke Hill - P, Tanner Shimel - Whitley, P/SS. the league than last year, plus to get better
Of/C, Jacob Johnson - 2B, Hunter Poe - 1B/P balanced I think. as the season goes on and make a run in
goals — Improve daily and be ready to newcomers — Senior Logan Powell,
and Lane Ruppert - SS/P OF; junior Jayden Draper, OF; junior Daria the state tournament.
newcomers — We have many key spots compete in districts by the end of the season. big games — Our big games are
big games — Every conference game, Lindquist, 2nd/OF; junior Parker Moores, C;
to fill from last year. We’ll see who steps up and sophomore Kim Hill, P/SS. against Beal City and McBain. If we want
and fills those needs. our tournament, and the state tournament. to win the Highland Conference, those are
experience — five seniors, five juniors, one strengths — We have some good
strengths — I think we’ll get the ball in team speed this year and a desire to get the teams to beat this year.
play and run the bases fairly well. sophomore and one freshman experience — Four seniors, five juniors
better every day in practice and in games.
working on — Our pitching will be key, working on — Working on a lot of the and three sophomores.

Track & Field

boys coach: rene stieg

record — 3-4
returnees — Elijah Lewis is a returning senior and has qualified for states every year. Brian Fauble
and Jayce Methner will be key for our distance group. girls coach: ladies that are working hard to get ready for
the competitions we have quickly
newcomers — We have some great freshmen joining us this year. We have Phil Rigling and eric gebhard approaching.
Rogan Nelson in sprints. record — 4-3 working on — We are working on
strengths — We have an amazing distance team and are also strong with sprints with our accomplishments — Last year we saw developing athletes in the field events.
freshmen. the development of a young and Northern Michigan weather isn’t always
working on — We are still working on relays. inexperienced team into a competitive one flexible in giving these athletes the time that is
style — The fans will see us working hard every meet. that had made tremendous gains. In a very needed to practice their events, but we are
short time, athletes grew both in performance hoping to remedy that as soon as is possible.
and as a cohesive unit. conference — The Highland rarely sees a
returnees — Junior Grace Beebe in the front-runner in the preseason, as new faces
PINE RIVER TRACK 05/03 ALL SPORTS DAY 2:00 middle distance and pole vault. Senior Kelsi
03/20 CMU Invite Noon 05/07 Lake City 4:30 often tilt the balance and outcome of the
04/09 Coleman 4:00 05/10 Manton 4:00 Charles in the distance events. Senior Abigail season. We have a great conference that
04/13 Morley Stanwood 9 AM 05/14 Beal City 4:30 Dennis in the middle distance. Junior Kendra
04/16 Northern Michigan 05/18 Regionals TBA offers a different challenge each night of
Christian Invite 4:00 05/21 Conference @ Lake City TBA Montague in the middle distance and long competition.
04/18 Reed City Dual 4:00 05/27 Cadillac News Invite TBA jump. Esdeanna Koetje will be a strong point
04/23 MCBAIN/NMC 4:30 06/01 State Finals TBA goals — Have fun, grow stronger as
04/26 Kent City 3:30 HOME GAMES in the hurdles. athletes and teammates, and qualify as
04/30 Manton 4:30 ARE CAPITALIZED newcomers — Freshman Jazmine Draper many people as we can for the state finals.
will lend strength to our sprint group. Freshman big meets — Every conference match is
Hailey Wanstead will add great depth to our huge, and we will focus our attention early in
distance team. Freshman Abigail Peterson will the season on those meets. As the season
be a great asset as a versatile athlete able to progresses, focus will shift towards the ever-
® • 775-2413 • 775-1222 compete in a large number of races. important regional meet.
GROWING TOGETHER...TO SERVE YOU BETTER. strengths — We have a great group of experience — five seniors, three juniors, 12
runners, and we will do well in the open races sophomores and six freshmen
as well as the relays. Great group of young

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