WHITMORE LAKE – Clinton’s Ryan Karapas and Whiteford’s Connor Lenhart shared medalist honors in the first TCC golf jamboree of the 2015 season Thursday.
Lenhart and Karapas both shot 37. Clinton’s Kaden Kelly shot 38.
Clinton won the event, shooting 171. Madison was second at 185, Whitmore Lake third at 186, Morenci fourth at 192, Summerfield next at 197 while Whiteford shot 210, Sand Creek 233 and BD 234.
Whiteford has its first golf team since 2003.
Whitmore Lake has become the first TCC school with a lacrosse team.
The Trojans started its lacrosse season last week with a 9-6 win over Ypsilanti Lincoln in its first-ever match.
Whitmore Lake has a cooperative program this year with Ann Arbor Rudolf Steiner and Ypsilanti Arbor Prep.
Whitmore Lake will compete in Division 2. There are 15 teams in its Regional, including Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard, Ann Arbor Greenhills, Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central, Bedford and Lincoln, among others.
The Regional final will be played May 29.
OTTAWA LAKE – Whiteford three-sport athlete Janie Bunge has officially announced her intent to attend Grand Rapids Community College to play volleyball.
Bunge was joined by her family, Whiteford Athletic Director Nate Gust and Kris Hubbard, longtime Bobcat softball coach, for a brief ceremony recently in the high school library.
Bunge was a four-year starter on the Whiteford volleyball team and was Second Team All-State by the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association as a senior. The Bobcats won three consecutive Tri-County Conference championships and more than 40 consecutive league matches during Bunge’s four years. Whiteford advanced to the Class C Quarterfinals in 2014.
Bunge has also excelled in basketball, where she scored more than 1,000 points in her career, and softball at Whiteford. Her senior season of softball is about to begin. She will conclude her athletic career at Whiteford with 12 varsity letters.
In 2014, Bunge was named the Monroe County Region Female Athlete of the Year.
Grand Rapids Community College is a nationally-recognized volleyball National Junior College Athletic Association Division II powerhouse. The Raiders were the 2012 national champions and Regional champions in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 under head coach Chip Will, national coach of the year in 2012.
Sand Creek lost to Clinton in both games of their double header. Game 1 was 11-1 and game 2 was 9-2. Sand Creek is now 0-4 overall, 0-2 in the TCC.
Daks Meredith took the loss in game 1. He pitched 3 2/3 innings, gave up 6 hits and7 runs. He struck out 5. Will Gritzmaker pitched 2 1/3 in relief. He gave up 4 runs and struck out 5. Trenden Peacock, Dylan Roddy and Spencer Hawkins had hits. Hawkins had the lone RBI.
Spencer Hawkins pitched game 2. He went 5 innings and gave up 8 earned while striking out 5.
Trenden Peacock had the lone hit for the Aggies, it was a double.
EAST LANSING – Austin Sandusky, who led Morenci into the state championship game last week, was named to the Michigan High School Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan’s Class D All-State team.
Sandusky is the only TCC player on the team, which chooses a Best of the Best team, and individual All-State teams in Class A, B, C & D.