Bobcats battle to tie with Gladwin

BRETHREN — You win some, you lose some. You also tie some, as Brethren demonstrated at home against Gladwin Tuesday. The two teams went scoreless and the game ended in a 0-0 draw.

“It was definitely a defensive battle,” said Brethren head coach Krystal Magee. “Both teams had opportunities to score, and both goalkeepers were tough. We still had Megan Cordes in goal tonight. She had some very nice saves and our defense did a really nice job of communicating, making sure they played their position and stayed in their lanes.”

While an ending without a clear victor can be a little underwhelming, considering the Bobcats fell 2-1 to this same team at Gladwin on Thursday, there is plenty to be happy about.

“Nobody ever wants to end in a tie, but we’re definitely glad to see the improvement from last Thursday,” Magee said. “The girls played hard tonight.”

Brethren had a stingy defense and the offense had some scoring opportunities that came up just short.

“Gabi Pargeon did an excellent job on the top of our defense, stopping the ball and taking away opportunities from them, so they couldn’t get closer to the goal,” Magee said. “Olivia Hejl and (Cosima Holler) did an excellent job on the forward line. They had several opportunities to score, but Gladwin’s goalie was just making stops tonight.”

The Bobcats host McBain Northern Michigan Christian today at 4:30 p.m.

Bobcats run at Frankfort Invitational

FRANKFORT — Brethren track competed at the Frankfort Invitational Monday.

The boys team placed seventh with 47 points while Maple City Glen Lake took first with 193 and Frankfort finished second with 112. The girls also took seventh with 22 points while Glen Lake won with 183.5 and Grand Traverse Academy took second with 120.5.

“It was a nice last meet for some of the kids who won’t get to run at regionals this weekend,” said Brethren boys coach Kyle Griffin. “It was a quick meet. It was finally a warm meet. I think I only had a sweatshirt on (Monday) which is the first time I can say that this year. But it was a good meet to end the regular season on.”

For the boys, Eric Grismore took fifth in the 3,200 with a time of 13:06.78. Logan Tighe took fifth in the 300-meter hurdles with a 48.19. The team of Andrea Scarfone, Nick Wilson, Kenny King and Hunter Harris finished fourth in the 4×200-meter relay with a time of 1:50.65.

“We were short quite a few kids,” Griffin said. “There were baseball games tonight and we had a couple other who were out sick today, so we weren’t able to run our relays how we would have liked, but we had a couple PRs.”

Griffin believes with his full complement of runners at regionals on Saturday the Bobcats will have a shot to qualify for the state meet in the 4×100.

“Suttons Bay, Frankfort, Glen Lake and Buckley are all going to be at the top of the region,” he said. “They were all there (Monday) and they were one, two, three, four — neck and neck. I think with our top guys we can push them, but it should be one heck of a race for those two top spots to get to state in that 4×100.”

The Bobcats fared well in the field events, with Tighe taking third in the high jump with a leap of 5-4.01 and sixth in the long jump, going 16-9. Noah Kemler took third in the discus with a throw of 117-3 and Talon Luzier’s 108-5 toss was good for fifth. Kemler finished fourth in the shot put with a 38-4.5 and Anthony Beccaria placed seventh with a 38-1 throw.

Alexis Tracy had the top time among girls in the 3,200, finishing in 13:12.87. Tracy also took third in the 1,600 and seventh in the 400 with times of 6:09.88 and 1:11.45, respectively. Summer Young set a PR in the 300-meter hurdles, finishing in 1:09.82.

The Bobcats compete Saturday at 9 a.m. in East Jordan in the regional meet.

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