EDIT: Update to include Whiteford’s baseball record streak
It’s been quite a sports year for the Tri-County Conference.
From Whiteford’s march to its first-ever state football title game in the fall to Madison’s Division 3 state girls track championship, the 2016-17 school year will go down as one of the greatest ever for the entire conference. Here’s a look:
Whiteford won its first-ever outright TCC championship and beat TCC foes Morenci and Summerfield in the first two rounds of the state football playoffs (Sand Creek and Clinton were also playoff qualifiers). The Bobcats won 13 games and played for the state title at Ford Field.
Madison captured the TCC volleyball title and beat No. 1 ranked Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central while reaching the Class C semifinals.
Madison’s girls basketball team won an unprecedented sixth straight league championship while the Trojan boys team beat previously unbeaten Sand Creek in the District opener and took another unbeaten team, SMCC, to the wire in a Regional final before falling.
Sand Creek became the TCC’s first team since 2003 to go 20-0 in the regular season and captured its first TCC title since the mid-1990s.
Clinton’s Noah Comar won a state championship in wrestling.
Whiteford’s girls softball team ended Clinton’s long reign of success by winning the TCC championship with a 13-1 league mark, beat Morenci in an eight-inning thriller for the District title, beat defending state champion Unionville-Sebewaing in the quarterfinals and made it to the state championship game with seven sophomores in the starting lineup.
Whiteford’s baseball team won its third straight TCC title and set a league consecutive baseball win mark at 32 games.
Clinton placed fifth at the state golf meet with the Redskin’s No. 1 golfer, Austin Fauser, winning the state Division 4 golf title.
Sand Creek’s Alec Muck captured the 100 and 200 at the Division 4 boys state track meet while Morenci’s Griffin Grieder was state champion in the 110 hurdles.
Madison’s girls track and field team, while keeping its amazing TCC dual-meet and championship winning streak intact, became the first league team to win a TCC girls track state championship. Megan Rosales had an incredible day for the Trojans, finishing with four state titles to her credit. Clinton’s Amanda Schaare was discus champion.