Thursday JV scores

Whiteford 44, Sand Creek 17: Thomas Eitniear scored three touchdowns for the Bobcats with Herbie Bertz, Brock Perry, Alex Kohler adding Bobcat TDs.

Summerfield 20, Madison 20: Cal Olmstead scored three TDs for Summerfield. Rico Damon, Isiah Wyatt-Young and Chris Pharion had TDs for Madison.

Undefeated Clinton still ranked in D-6

The weekly Michigan High School Associated Press football poll:

Division 6

1. Ithaca (5) (8-0) 50

2. Jackson Lumen Christi (8-0) 43

3. Monroe St. Mary CC (8-0) 41

4. Clinton (8-0) 34

5. Flint Beecher (8-0) 31

6. Boyne City (8-0) 26

7. Madison Heights Madison (7-1) 17

8. Constantine (7-1) 14

9. Millington (7-1) 13

10. Manchester (7-1) 3

Others receiving votes: 11, Ravenna (7-1) 2, 12, Montrose (6-2) 1.

Whiteford is TCC champ

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OTTAWA LAKE — Whiteford extended two streaks Tuesday night with a double header sweep against the Clinton Redskins.

By winning two matches over the Redskins, Whiteford improved to 13-0 on the season, clinching the TCC title outright. It’s the third straight league title and 40th and 41st straight TCC victories for the Bobcats.

“To win the TCC three years in a row is a testament to how hard this team has worked,” said Bobcat coach Kathy Albers. “It is hard to walk away with wins when people keep trying to tear you down.”

Clinton put up a fight, even winning a game in the first match as Redskin senior Shannon Hill served 10 straight points. But, the Bobcats bounced back quickly, led by seniors Janie Bunge, Kaleigh Funchion and Jessica Bubacz. Whiteford won the first match in four and the second in three sets.

Funchion had 31 kills and 37 digs on the night while Bunge added 32 kills and 23 digs. Bubacz added 80 assists and five blocks while junior Kelly Walker had 13 kills and five blocks for the 29-7-1 Bobcats.

Albers picked up her seventh TCC coaching title while the Bobcats have now won 23 TCC volleyball championships.

“They are a veteran team and they’ve been in a lot of big matches and tournaments,” first-year Clinton coach Kerri Morrison said. “We’re not there yet. We want to be, but we’re not there yet.”

In the first match, Hill went 19 of 20 serving with three aces and also had 15 digs in the first match. Pizzo led all hitters with 12 kills and going 38 of 47 hitting. In the nightcap, sophomore Makayla Thompson had five kills, 10 assists and went 13 for 13 in hitting while Hoelzer added 37 digs for Clinton.

With the setback, the Redskins fall to a record 16-7-2 overall and 10-2 in the TCC.

Whiteford’s final league match will come Thursday against Whitmore Lake.

TCC volleyball showdown tonight

Clinton (10-0) travels to Whiteford (11-0) tonight for a volleyball double header that could decide which team walks away with the TCC championship.

The Bobcats have a 39-match TCC win streak heading into the 5 p.m. match. A Whiteford sweep would clinch the league title for them.

After tonight, Clinton will play at Britton-Deerfield Oct. 23 and host Madison Oct. 28. The Bobcats will have one TCC match left after tonight, at home Oct. 23 vs. Whitmore Lake.

Here are the TCC volleyball standings heading into tonight’s matches:

TCC GAMES W L PCT
Whiteford 11 0 1.000
Clinton 10 0 1.000
Madison 8 3 0.727
Summerfield 6 5 0.545
Morenci 4 7 0.364
Sand Creek 1 8 0.111
Britton-Deerfield 1 9 0.100
Whitmore Lake 0 9 0.000

Sandusky joins 1,000-yard club

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Austin Sandusky has joined the 1,000-yard club.

Morenci’s senior running back has 1,025 yards through eight games. More impressively, his 1,025 yards have come on just 79 carries, an average of 12.9 yards a carry.

Other Morenci backs to reach 1,000 yards rushing (since Morenci joined the TCC):

1,063 Jerry VanHavel 1982 Morenci
1,279 Phil McCaskey 1983 Morenci
1,025 JasonVanHavel 1986 Morenci
1,028 Lonnie Tompkins 1988 Morenci
1,151 Scott Metcalf 1989 Morenci
1,156 Mike Relyea 1995 Morenci
1,121 Mike Relyea 1996 Morenci
1,084 Chris Mansfield 1995 Morenci
1,480 Chris Mansfield 1996 Morenci
1,340 Ryan Galvan 1999 Morenci
1,088 Ryan McDowell 2002 Morenci
1,313 Corey Love 2003 Morenci
1,096 Corey Love 2004 Morenci

BD looking for baseball coach

Britton-Deerfield, coming off a 17-10 season in which they won a Division 4 District championship, is searching for a vasity baseball coach.

Anyone interested should contact BD Athletic Director Randy Salisbury at randysalisbury@yahoo.com.

D.J. Lutz, who doubles as the football coach, coached the Patriot baseball team (8-6 in the TCC) last season.