Crossroads girls soccer falls to Cheboygan 3-1

The Crossroads Charter Academy girls soccer team lost a hard-fought battle to Cheboygan 3-1 on Monday evening. Kiran Kaur (7) dribbles the ball up the field during the second half of Monday’s game. (Pioneer photo/Maxwell Harden)

BIG RAPIDS — The Crossroads Charter Academy girls soccer team lost a 3-1 game to the Chiefs of Cheboygan on Monday.

Haylee Worrall scored the lone goal for the Cougars and goalkeeper Trinity Murray tallied 25 saves in the net.

Trailing 2-0 in the first half, Worrall’s goal cut the deficit to one before a Cheboygan goal just before halftime brought the score to 3-1. The Cougars weren’t able to score in the second half, but the defense was able to shut down the Chiefs’ offense.

“Our girls played really well,” head coach Sarah Cook said. “They passed the ball and possessed the ball well. Cheboygan has mercy’d us the past couple years. Everyone showed up to play today.”

The Cougars sport a 4-7-1 (1-7-1) record this season. The record doesn’t reflect CCA’s growth as a team.

“We’ve been improving as we go,” Cook said. “Our record doesn’t show it, but it’s been a steady improvement. We want to be peaking at district time and I think that’s going to happen with this year’s group.”

CCA is at Clare on Thursday.

CCA’s Bryana Cowles (left) pursues the ball during Monday’s game. (Pioneer photo/Maxwell Harden)

BASEBALL

Big Rapids 11, Tri County 5

The Cardinals defeated the Vikings in nine innings on Monday.

Aaron Repke had one hit and one run and Jackson Lund scored two runs, while Elliot Blair added one double, one RBI, and one run.

Johnny Yonker had three hits, one  run, and two RBIs, Connor Kinnally had two hits (one home run), two RBIs, and two runs, Braeden Childress had two hits and two runs, and Jace Gray added three hits, two RBIs, and one run.

Adam Frisbie pitched seven innings and gave up two earned runs and struck out four batters. Yonker picked up the win in relief with three strikeouts in two innings to improve to 7-0.

Big Rapids led 6-0 in the second game which was postponed due to weather. That game will be played later this week. Next up for Big Rapids (12-2, 7-0) is a road showdown with Reed City Tuesday for sole possession of first place in the CSAA Gold.

SOFTBALL

Tri County 10-12, Big Rapids 5-11

Big Rapids was not able to overcome Tri County on Monday, falling in both games.

Anna Thompson, Mackaela Klever, and Josie Prince each had one hit and one RBI in game one and Kelsey Walch added one hit, while Morgan Pippin tallied one hit and two RBIs.

Kelby Strpko got the start and gave up five hits and five walks. Alissa Ruggles came in relief and struck out six while giving up two earned runs and seven hits.

In game two, Brooklyn Baker had one hit and one RBI and Ruggles and Walch had two hits and one RBI, apiece, while Josie Prince added two hits and three RBIs.

Prince pitched four innings and gave up nine hits and five earned runs while striking out one batter and Ruggles came in relief and struck out four batters in 2 1/3 innings while giving up three hits and one earned run.

Big Rapids (5-9) is at Reed City on Tuesday.

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