Sports Corner

Mikie McConnell, Troy Frank, and Karli Obriecht

Track

Track is mainly grinding down to a stop, but not for some. At regionals held May 17 at Grosse Pointe South, senior Kayla Harvey placed fifth in the shot put. Seniors Kye Dozier and Eleni Haralampopoulous, junior Elandra Sledge, and sophomore Kayla Richards earned a spot at the upcoming state meet running the 4×400. They broke the previously held school record of 4:18 with a 4:06 winning time.

 “The girls were very coachable”, coach Reymond Cabarris said. “(They are) hard working and dedicated. They’ve been with it since freshman year and have come a long way. They kept working at it and, despite not seeing eye-to-eye all the time, they kept working at it and knew that the coaches only had their best intentions at heart. Hats off to them.”

There was a freshman and sophomore meet on May 20 at Grosse Pointe North, a “Champions of Macomb County” meet at Warren Woods on May 21, and State Championships at Rockford, just outside of Grand Rapids, coming up soon.

 

Softball

The girls’ softball team is holding their own in the M.A.C Gold conference with an in league record of 5-6, beating Lamphere by a score of 8-4 with their losses coming from Marysville, Port Huron, and Warren Mott. Overall, they are 10-12 with wins against Parkway Christian, East Detroit and Fitzgerald. The loss to Port Huron was a close one with the Big Reds coming out on top with a walk off hit in the bottom of the seventh.

                “I am so excited for districts and very proud of my team. I am going to miss playing with the senior girls and make sure I can do all I can for them at districts,” junior pitcher Eryn VanderVlucht said.

 

Varsity Girls’ Soccer

The girls’ varsity soccer team has been dominating the M.A.C Silver division. In their games they were 9-5-1, this means they have nine wins, five losses, and one tie. They have had been dominating games against Madison Heights and Warren Fitzgerald, beating them both eight to zero mercying them, and shutting out the other two teams in their division. They played South Lake Monday, April 24 and tied them one to one.

“I’m so proud of my team and how well we played this season,” senior captain Lindsay Somoski said.

Baseball

After finishing 12-5 last year, varsity coach Keith Marzec and company have been lighting up the radar gun and the opposing team with their dominating squad. They are the new division champions, with a divisional record of 11 wins and one loss to add to their overall 14-3 record. Their pitching has been outstanding behind senior Austin Morrow, who has been lights out with a record of three wins and two losses, 47 strikeouts, and a .988 earned run average, junior Evan Gates with an amazing six and one record, 63 strikeouts, a .470 ERA, plus a save, and junior Nikko Bohnhoff, with a perfect three and zero record, 36 strikeouts, a 1.33 ERA. The batting has been terrific under junior Matthew Fowler, with a batting average of .542, 18 runs batted in, slugging percentage of .708, and an on-base-plus-slugging percentage of 1.360, senior Joseph Patrone with a batting average of .449, a slugging percentage of .571, an OPS of 1.110, and 19 RBIs, and senior Ryan Diciacca with about a .298 average, 11 RBIs, slugging percentage of .362, and OPS of .802, along with Morrow, Gates, and Bohnhoff carrying their own weight in the batter’s box. In their game on May 18, Gates finally broke through the team power drought with a long homerun for the first of their season. They had a game against Mott on May 20 where they lost in extra innings, 4-3.