TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Central took three singles matches and two in doubles en route to topping Petoskey, 5-3, in the Northmen’s Big North Conference dual match opener Thursday.
T.C. Central earned wins at No. 1, No. 3 and No. 4 singles, as well as at No. 2 and No. 3 doubles.
Three of the Trojans’ five wins came via a tie-breaker or on a seventh point.
“We just had a few missed opportunities and it really could’ve gone either way,” Petoskey coach John Boyer said. “We’ll see this team again. We’ll see them in a tournament in three weeks and we’ll see them again at the Big North Confernece tournament.
“It will be nice to sneak some matches back in our favor.”
For the Northmen, Cam Muller earned the lone singles victory as he topped Max Lundmark, 6-0, 6-2, at No. 2. Muller is unbeaten on the season.
“Wow, Cam continues to play relentless tennis,” Boyer said. “He’s playing like a bulldozer. Nothing seems to rattle him.”
At No. 1 doubles, Petoskey’s Adam Blachut and Tyler Rasmussen defeated Shawn Soupiset and Trey Pezzetti, 7-5, 6-1.
“One doubles came back in the first set from a 4-1 deficit to win and after that they finished strong, dropping just one game in the second set,” Boyer said.
Petoskey Trevor Tonge and Tommy Kidd rallied to defeat Hayden Drury and Chris Hicks, 6-3, 7-6 (12-10), at No. 4 doubles.
“Between Tommy’s clutch volleys and Trevor’s great net play, they were able to fight off several set points in the second set tie-breaker to seal it,” Boyer said.
Also in doubles, Phillip Hanawalt and Skylar Norgaard at No. 2 defeated Petoskey’s Brandon Pomranke and Mitch Reynolds, 7-6 (6), 6-4; while at No. 3 Garrett Kosch and Caleb Heimburger topped Petoskey’s Ian Morrison and Brian Gammon, 6-0, 6-1.
In singles play, Fisher Sutherland at No. 1 singles defeated Petoskey’s Zach Phillips, 6-0, 6-4, while at No. 3, Central’s Peter Pappas defeated Cam Ludlow, 6-1, 7-5. At No. 4, the Trojans’ Daniel Fedor topped Christian Wilder, 7-5, 6-1.
T.C. Central won the JV match, 7-1. Petoskey’s victory came from Sam Robbins at No. 4 singles.
ALPENA — Harbor Springs won the three of four singles matches Thursday in playing Alpena to 4-4 non-league draw.
Single results: 1-Sam Dart (HS) def. Abram Forul, 6-3, 6-4; 2-Louis Walsh (HS) def. Miguel Gonzales, 6-4, 1-6, 6-2; 3-Max Wiggins (HS) def. Andre Gagnon, 6-2, 6-4; John Kozlawski (A) def. Stuart Bower 6-2, 6-2.
Doubles results: 1-Tom Rieckelman-Noah Barney-Steinke (A) def Kerry Fitzpatrick-Flick Mooradian, 6-2, 6-0; 2-Neal Zorhof-James Adams (HS) def. Sam Harsh-Greg Kuchorek, 6-4, 6-0; 3-Andres Hantzs-Luke Donald (A) def. Evan Rosinski-Harley Luplow, 6-1, 6-2; 4-Xander Sien-Aaron Becaler (A) def. Skyler Benn-Adam Cavitt, 6-1, 6-0.
CHARLEVOIX — Charlevoix and Maple City Glen Lake played to a 6-6 draw Thursday in a non-league match.
Singles results: 1-Sam Holmes (GL) def. Sam Sell, 6-0, 6-0; 2-Leif Mohrman (GL) def. Matt MacKenzie, 6-0, 6-0; 3-Joel Sneed (GL) def. Ryan Joy, 6-1, 6-0; 4-Brad Reed (GL) def. Jacob VanLiew, 6-1, 6-0; 5-Blake Schulman (CX) def. David Mohrman, 6-2; 6-Brandon Arp (CX) def. Max Klein, 6-1.
1-Trent Bradley-Blake Schulman (CX) def. Maria Vanderwerff-Maddy Fink, 6-0, 6-0; 2-JJ Wachler-Noah Certa (CX) def. Becca Brown-Lindsey Boone, 6-0, 6-2; 3-Brandon Arp-Zach Hankins (CX) def. Max Kline-James Klingore, 6-0, 6-0; 4-Amanda Lodge-Lexi Gull (GL) def. Brody Robarge-Jamey Eakes, 6-2, 6-0; 5-Ryan Joy-Jacob VanLiew (CX) def. Becca Brown-Maddie Fink, 6-4.
NMCA 6, McBain Northern Michigan Christian 0
BURT LAKE — Paul Chatfield had three goals while Aaron Chatfield added two goals and two assists at Burt Lake Northern Michigan Christian Academy (NMCA) improved to 9-0 Thursday with a 6-0 Northern Michigan Soccer League victory over McBain Northern Michigan Christian.
NMCA improved to 5-0 in the league, and the shutout was the Eagles’ school record seventh consecutive.
“They were the only team that beat us in conference play last year and we came into the game prepared,” NMCA coach Lee Chatfield said. “We stuck to our game plan, we stayed organized, we stayed composed, and played structured.”
Marco Patz also scored, while Stephen Thompson added two assists for NMCA. David Thompson earned the shutout in goal.
“We outshot them 12-1 in the first half, but we struggled finding the net early on,” coach Chatfield said. “Paul (Chatfield) scored our second goal about 10 minutes into the second half and after that, things really opened up for us.”
Chatfield lauded the defensive play of Jonny Brownfield and Wil Lovitt, along with Robert Taylor and Andrew Vandeyacht.
“We’re playing together right now, we’re all juniors and seniors and things are coming together nicely,” coach Chatfield said. “Paul (Chatfield) finished well and he went hard to the ball with speed. He was marked man the entire game, but he pushed through it. He and Aaron (Chatfield) really gelled, which helped us.”
Charlevoix 8, Kalkaska 0
CHARLEVOIX — Nick Snabes scored three goals and Fischer Kitley added two as the Rayders downed Kalkaska in a Lake Michigan Conference match on Thursday.
It was the first victory of the season for the Rayders, 1-3 overall, 1-2 league.
“It was a great all-around game for us tonight,” Charlevoix coach Jon Boss said. “We were able to keep the ball down and make short quick passes, the things we have worked on in practice.”
Rayder goalkeeper Matt Batdorf made six saves in posting the shutout.
Justin Pearl, Brendan Britt and Isaac Drost scored a goal apiece, while Drost finished with two assists.
Elk Rapids 4, Boyne City 1 (2OT)
ELK RAPIDS — The Elks scored three overtime goals Thursday in handing Boyne City its first Lake Michigan Conference loss of the season.
Alan Bielas scored Boyne City’s goal off a Dean Hague assist at the 28-minute mark of the first half. Elk Rapids got the equalizer two minutes later when a high ball slipped through the Rambler keeper’s hands while he was looking into the sun, Boyne coach Nick Baic said.
Elk Rapids scored five minutes into the first overtime, and in the first and eighth minutes of the second.
“Chris Moore and Tevin Larmond had terrific games on defense,” Baic said.
Jared Fleming made 17 saves in goal for the Ramblers, who are 6-4 overall, 3-1 league.
Nick Strobel and Curt Boucher each ran for a touchdown and Peter Kelbel connected with Shea Whitmore on a 60-yard TD pass play as Petoskey defeated Cadillac, 28-14, Thursday in a JV football game at Curtis Field.
Connor Reed, Gunnar Lundteigen and Steve Snyder led the Northmen defense and Danny Eberhardt blocked a punt to set up a Petoskey TD. Jeremy Hyatt and Kyle Green were standouts on the offensive line, coach Rob Harris said.
MANCELONA — Pellston improved to 14-1-2 with a 25-16, 25-22, 15-8 win over Mancelona.
For the Hornets, Abbie Welch finished with 11 assists and five aces, while Mackenzie Wright had seven kills, and Breanna Sisman added four. Also for Pellston, Jentry Nielsen had five aces and Megan Milbrandt added, while Kayla Baker, Karly Smith and Welch had four digs apiece.
Basketball: Loggers win
BOYNE FALLS — Shea Ross scored 19 points, Andrew Campbell had 10, and Josh Lange added seven Wednesday as Boyne Falls defeated Alba, 36-27, in a middle school boys’ basketball game.
Matthew Gates scored 15 points for Alba.