PREP ROUNDUP: MHS golf places 2nd in Lake City Invitational

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LAKE CITY — Manistee’s boys golf team performed well at the Terry Thompson Invitational tournament Friday, finishing second out of 17 teams that finished the rain-interrupted event at the Missaukee Golf Club in Lake City.

The Chippewas posted a team score of 347, their lowest 18-hole score of the season.

Suttons Bay won the tournament, shooting 320.

Ethan Anderson led the way for Manistee, shooting a 79, the fifth-best individual score of the tournament.

Matthias Eriksson carded an 84, Jayden O’Hagen shot a 89 and Rocco Staszczak rounded out the scorers with a 95 in the tournament, which saw a rain delay of about an hour, which caused some teams to withdraw.

Non-scorers Hugo Skarin shot 100, 11 strokes better than his previous outing, and Nevin Johnson carded a 111.

Manistee coach Mike Swanson said that the rain had little effect on scoring.

“It dropped about 15 degrees in ten minutes,” Swanson said. “We went back out when it was cold and wet, but they got back in the groove when the rain stopped. I’d say we were maybe a couple of strokes higher than we would have been, but the course plays easier (when wet).”

Swanson said that he likes what he has seen from his squad so far this season.

“We need to get just a little bit better, but I’m happy with our progress,” he said. “Any time we show improvement, then we’re heading in the right direction. Today was a day when a couple of our guys played better than they have all year.”

Manistee, Onekama compete in TC invite

TRAVERSE CITY — Manistee and Onekama’s track teams ran with the big dogs at the Ken Bell Invitational meet on Friday.

The Chippewas and Portagers did not challenge for the team titles against the likes of state powers East Kentwood, Hudsonville and host Traverse City Central, but both posted some encouraging results at the meet.

Campbell Kolk posted the best result for the Manistee boys, placing third in the high jump, clearing the bar at 5’11”. Kolk also placed 11th in the pole vault with a jump of 10’00”.

Zach Belinsky earned Onekama’s boys team its best finish, fourth in the shot put with a throw of 44’7.5”.

Tegan Wayward brought home Manistee’s best result with a fifth-place finish in the discus, with a throw of 100’6”, and also placed sixth in the shot put at 35’0.5”.

Onekama’s girls placed fifth in the 400-meter relay for it’s best result of the day. Emily Belinsky, Mariah McLouth, Yuki Babinec and Emilee MacPherson ran that event in 54.51. The same four ran the 800-meter relay in 1:55.74, good for sixth place in that event.

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Posted by Scott Yoshonis

Scott is the sports editor of the Manistee News Advocate. You can reach him at (231) 398-3112 or syoshonis@pioneergroup.com.

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