When Spring Break happens at the high school, it’s usually a light week for me at the Free Press, especially for sports. So I wanted to share a few thoughts on how the teams I’m covering – baseball, tennis (boys and girls) and golf (boys and girls).
Both golf teams have a stand out. On the girls’ side is Cheyenne Marchand who’s on her fourth year of competing. She’s been Cheney’s ace in the hole. She’s really good but there’s Clarkston’s Chloe Frazier, who’s been one step ahead of Marchand for most of the time I’ve been covering the girls’ golf team.
On the boy’s side is sophomore Tyler Koohns, who’s been coming into his own. He took first place in the first Great Northern League tournament of the season and I think we’ll be seeing his name pop up a few more times in the top spot. The golf teams have young players who I think will have big moments throughout the season.
The boy’s tennis team is coming off a strong 2015 and is currently undefeated in nonleague competition at 6-0, including wins over big teams like Ferris and Deer Park. The team’s singles lineup is pretty strong with Ryan Axtell and Mason Van Stone alternating No. 1 and No. 2. Brandon Foster (No. 3) and Shogo Starr (No. 4) round out the lineup and are riding lengthy winning streaks.
The doubles lineup shifts every now and then. Luke Huguenin and Dirk Ray and other players are doing well.
The girls tennis team is coming into their own at 5-1. Bridget Calvert is finding her nitch at the No. 1 singles spot. Other players like Emily Howard, Alanna Lewis and Zeb Potter are stand outs. Both teams enter GNL play when they return from Spring Break.
Baseball is experiencing a roller coaster season so far. It’s a newer team this year and many players are stepping into starting roles. Ty Graham, Chance Gleave and Cameron Wiseman are a few players who are racking up mileage on the mound. Harrison King, Gleave, Riley Jones and Cade VanWormer are the team’s power hitters.
Spring sports is gearing up for the second half of the season. All teams have a chance to do really well and have big moments.