Area roundup: Cardinals take down Hesperia, Warriors defeat Lions

Chippewa Hills volleyball coach Abby Snyder

Chippewa Hills volleyball coach Abby Snyder

CANADIAN LAKES — Big Rapids’ girls golf team finished third while Chippewa Hills took fifth in Wednesday’s Chippewa Hills Invitational at the Royal Golf Course.

The nine-team tournament was won by Central Montcalm with a 390, followed by Farwell which also shot a 390 but lost in the tie-breaker. Big Rapids fired a 419 to take third, while the Warriors carded a 474.

Big Rapids was led by Haley McKenna with a 97, along with Molly Schofield with a 104 and Taylor Nemeth with a 107. Alexis Dawkins rounded out the scoring with a 111.

Chippewa Hills’ Sara Carte led the way for her team with a 102, while Tailor Swix carded a 115. Megan Beach shot a 118 and Morgan Stroud finished with a 139 for the Warriors.

Chippewa Hills coach Geryl Lobert said Wednesday’s conditions worked well for the entire field.

“The course was beautiful even though there was a little rain,” she said. “Everyone was in high spirits, and you could see that everyone shot well at the tournament, which had a lot to do with the course conditions.”


Big Rapids 3, Hesperia 0

HESPERIA — Big Rapids’ volleyball team improved to 1-1 in the conference on Wednesday with a 3-0 win over Hesperia.

The Cardinals defeated Hesperia 25-12, 25-17, 25-21.

In the first set the Cardinals were led by Jordan Balliet, who served seven straight points and had two aces. Cara Jensen and Madeline White each had four kills while Emily Fisk had two. Lauren Maginnis had 11 assists, while Mackenzie Potter added two digs.

Big Rapids continued to serve tough in the second set, as Fisk and Maginnis each had two aces. Karissa Jones led the Cardinals with three kills. White and Jensen pitched in with two kills each, while Maginnis chipped in eight assists.

In the final set, Potter tallied two aces, while White, Maginnis, and Hannah Dadles each had two kills. Kelsey Ray had a pair of boxes while Maginnis had seven assists.

Big Rapids is 7-9 overall and will host its own tournament this weekend.

Chippewa Hills 3, Newaygo 0

NEWAYGO — Chippewa Hills’ volleyball picked up another win in Central State Activities Association action on Wednesday with a 3-0 win over Newaygo.

The Warriors cruised to a 25-8, 25-14, 25-11 win over the Lions to improve to 14-3 overall and 2-0 in the CSAA.

Chippewa Hills was led by Morgan Koziarz with 10 aces and eight kills. Hali Earl added 11 digs, Bridget Crystal chipped in 18 total serves and Callee Stirn had 17 assists.

The Warriors are in action on Saturday at the Grandville Invitational.

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