Prep roundup: Benzie 4-0 while doing the splits; TC Central all alone in BNC hockey lead

Jan. 24—TRAVERSE CITY — Benzie Central swept a tri match with a split squad Wednesday.

The Huskies came out on top 57-22 against Traverse City West and 45-36 against Traverse City St. Francis, while winning two duals elsewhere in northern Michigan as well.

TC West prevailed in a 53-29 decision against St. Francis.

Winning two matches for Benzie Central were Dayne Gillison, Benjamin DeRidder, Jacob Gillison, Owen Cruden, Tyrone Brouillet, and Ryan Kincaid. Single victories came from Cage Edinfield, Mason, Childs, Cambrie Lawrence, Jesse Mummey, Conner Wenkel and Danny Wallington,

St. Francis started out with a Tyler Sheeran pin at 126 pounds, but Benzie went in the lead after a Lawrence forfeit win and Gillison technical fall at 138.

The Gladiators came back with pins by Brady Tharp and Matthew Rialson before Brouillet's 9-0 decision for the Huskies. Beau Belanger, Cam Sellers and Ben Eckler won by fall, with Eckler's taking only eight seconds. A Kincaid pin in 1:11 at 285 points pulled Benzie within 36-27, and the Huskies received three forfeit wins to close out the dual victory.

Double winners for West included Treyson Nyland (106), Caleb Thomas (132) and Brady Vaughan (215). Finn O'Brien, Matthew Quigley, Alex Reynolds, Jefferson Gay, Nick Pawlowicz and Bode Tokie notched single victories.

TCSF's winners against West were Tharp (second-period fall), Rialson (second-period fall), Belanger (pin in 1:27), Sellers (55-second pin) and Sheeran (16-1 decision).

Benzie wrestled with a split squad, sending some of its team to a tri match in Lake City, where the Huskies knocked off Manton 65-17 and Lake City 48-33.

Winning two matches for Benzie in those duals were Lane Sanchez, Mike Pfeiffer, Aiden Erfourth, Keenan Ryan, Scotty Stover, Joe Morse, Lawson Simmons and Irvin Meachum. Ava Iverson, Braiden Goff, Richard Farrell, Dalton Geetings and Jason Peltier each posted one victory.


Mancelona wins pair at Glen Lake

Team scores: Mancelona 42, Glen Lake 24; Mancelona 44, Frankfort 36.

Sophomore Theo Parzych wins match 8-6 in double overtime.


TC Central 3

Alpena 0

Traverse City Central put itself all alone atop the Big North Conference with a 3-0 road shutout of Alpena.

The Trojans and Wildcats came into the game with identical league marks. Central has to wait to potentially clinch the BNC title until its last three league games against Gaylord, Petoskey and TC West over an eight-day span in mid-February.

Zander Lorincz scored two goals and Cole Herzberg one. Assists went to Ben Burley (two), Blake Weaver and Collin Benedict.

Kiel Knapp stopped all 26 shots he faced in net.

UP NEXT: The Trojans (8-9, 5-1 Big North) visit the Bay Reps at 2 p.m. Saturday for the Veterans Cup game.

TC West 6

Petoskey 5

TC West: Brandon Myers 2 goals, 2 assists; Jonah Starr 2 goals, assist; Kallen Ray goal, 2 assists; Landon Totten goal; Lincoln Seyferth 2 assists; George Guerin assist; Hudson Robertson assist; Harrison Heller assist; Alonzo Oviatt 20 saves.

UP NEXT: The Titans (8-10, 3-2 Big North) host Grand Haven at 1 p.m. Saturday.

Cadillac 6

Gaylord 1

UP NEXT: The Vikings (8-9, 3-5 Big North) the Blue Devils (3-12, 0-7 Big North) host Utica Ford, Friday.


Elk Rapids 71

Grayling 55

Elk Rapids: Noah Hilley 26 points; Haven Somers 10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists; Owen Spencer 9 points, 6 rebounds; Christian Kerfoot 8 points, 4 steals, 5 assists; Keagen Cotterman 8 points, 4 rebounds.

Grayling: Tristan Demlow 19 points; Ethan Kucharek 11 points; Maddox Mead 8 points; Kaleb Hall 8 points.

UP NEXT: The Elks (7-7, 6-2 Lake Michigan) travel Friday to TC St. Francis; the Vikings (6-6, 2-4 Lake Michigan) host Charlevoix, Friday.

Bellaire 49

East Jordan 44

Bellaire: Jayden Hanson 15 points, 7 rebounds, 6-6 free throws down stretch; Kaden Battershell 14 points; Drake Koepke 8 points, 7 assists, 4 steals; Corperryale Somers 6 points.

East Jordan: Korbyn Russell 20 points, 5 rebounds; Lucas Stone 8 points, 4 rebounds; Ryder Malpass 6 points, 4 rebounds; Ellis Malpass 6 points.

UP NEXT: The Eagles (9-3, 8-1 Ski Valley) travel Thursday to Inland Lakes; the Red Devils (4-7, 0-7 Lake Michigan) travel Friday to Kalkaska.

Lake City 52

Evart 45

Lake City: Jase Goodrich 18 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals; Corbin Bisballe 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists; James VanderBrook 6 points; Caiden Helsel 5 points; Cole McGiness 5 points.

UP NEXT: The Trojans (5-9, 2-7 Highland) host Houghton Lake, Friday.

Beal City 66

McBain NMC 59

McBain Northern Michigan Christian: Ethan Bennett 24 points, 10 rebounds; Titus Johns 15 points, 4 assists; Colton Winkle 11 points, 6 rebounds.

UP NEXT: The Comets (8-4, 4-3 Highland) host Roscommon, Friday.


TC West 52

Gaylord 35

TC West: Mikayla Thompson 15 points; Grace Bohrer 14 points; Audrey LaFaive 11 points.

Gaylord: Addison McDonald 7 points; Nora Bethuy 6 points; Karlee Pretzlaff 5 points.

UP NEXT: The Titans (4-8, 1-3 Big North) host Dearborn at 5:30 p.m. Friday; the Blue Devils (6-6, 1-3 Big North) travel Friday to Sault Ste. Marie.

Onekama 56

GT Academy 25

Onekama: Callie Sinke 20 points; Ava Mauntler 12 points; Delaney McCarthy 9 points.

Grand Traverse Academy: Anna Hoffman 9 points; Megan Pavwoski 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks; Sadie Brown 5 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals; Alleah Dix 8 rebounds, 4 steals.

UP NEXT: The Portagers (5-3, 4-2 Northwest) travel Friday to Glen Lake; the Mustangs (4-5) host Petoskey St. Michael at 5 p.m. Friday.

Benzie Central 49

Buckley 31

Benzie Central: Kara Johnson 17 points, 7 steals, 4 assists; Flora Zickert 11 points, 7 rebounds; Marie Reidlinger 9 points; Grace Heiges 9 points, 8 rebounds.

Buckley: Kayla Milarch 19 points, 6 rebounds; Lucy Moyer 6 points, 5 rebounds.

UP NEXT: The Huskies (6-4, 4-2 Northwest) visit Suttons Bay, Friday; the Bears (5-7, 1-5 Northwest) travel Friday to Frankfort.

East Jordan 49

Bellaire 14

East Jordan: June Kirkpatrick 15 points; Lillian Stone 8 points; Izzy Boyer 8 points; Madison Bearden 6 points; Lizzie Pop 6 points.

Bellaire: Alex Dawson 4 points; Brooklyn Stevens 4 points.

UP NEXT: The Eagles (6-5, 3-4 Ski Valley) travel Friday to Mancelona; the Red Devils (5-4, 2-3 Lake Michigan) host Kalkaska, Thursday.

Brethren 75

Walkerville 12

Brethren: Stella Estes 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 blocks; Elly Sexton 10 points, 9 rebounds, 7 assists, 6 steals, 3 blocks; Grace Kidd 12 points, 4 assists, 4 steals; Alice Amstutz 10 points, rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals; Maddy Biller 12 points, rebounds, 3 steals; Olivia Sexton 9 points, rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals; Toni Pate 5 points, 5 steals.

UP NEXT: The Bobcats (7-2, 5-0 West Michigan D) visit Manistee Catholic for a 6 p.m. matchup Friday.

Manistee CC 42

MC Eastern 21

UP NEXT: The Sabers (6-6, 4-1 West Michigan D) host Brethren at 6 p.m. Friday.

Baldwin 58

Bear Lake 43

UP NEXT: The Lakers (1-7, 0-5 West Michigan D) host the Traverse City Bulldogs, Friday.

TC West JV 44

Gaylord JV 39

TC West: Abella Gallagher 11 points; Kapri Wilson 8 points.


Onekama wins LMSC event at Crystal Mountain

Boys team scores (Clare and Caledonia at meet, but not part of conference): 1. Onekama 51; 2. Glen Lake 62; 3. Clare 105; 4. Caledonia 126.

Girls team scores: 1. Clare 48; 2. Onekama 80; 3. Benzie Central 108; 4. Caledonia 112; 5. Glen Lake 134.

Boys area slalom top 5: 1. Braydon Sorenson, Onekama; 2. Colin Kasben, Glen Lake; 4. Justin Thompson, Glen Lake; 5. Aiden O'Dwyer, Benzie.

Boys area giant slalom top 5: 1. Sorenson; 3. O'Dwyer; 4. Ben Stoops, Benzie; 5. Kasben.

Girls area slalom top 5: 1. Aleah Blackmore, Onekama; 3. Willa Murray, Glen Lake; 4. Lilly Wolfe, Benzie.

Girls area giant slalom top 5: 1. Blackmore; 2. Murray; 4. Wolfe.

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