MARSHALL – The Marshall boys’ soccer team advanced to the Division 2 District finals with a 2-0 semifinal victory over Harper Creek.
Scoring goals for the Redhawks were Cody Clapper and Andrew Shippell, while goalkeeper Kurt Kraushaar collected his 13th shutout of the season.
On Saturday, Marshall will host Battle Creek Central at 5 p.m. for the District Championship. The Bearcats advanced to the finals with a 3-0 win over Charlotte on Thursday.
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B.C. CENTRAL 3, CHARLOTTE 0: The Bearcats’ struck first on a goal by Biak Ahling on a pass from Carlos Ramos. In the second half, freshman Jose Chavez came off the bench and scored a goal, doubling BCC’s lead on an assist from fellow freshman Alex Hernandez. The final goal of the night was knocked in by Ramos off of a Jesus Bautista pass. Goalkeeper Isaac Engelhardt recorded 12 saves on his way to his second shutout of the postseason and sixth on the year.
QUINCY 36, (at) ADDISON 30: In the Big Eight/Cascades Conference crossover matchup, the Orioles edged Addison in come-from-behind fashion. Quincy quarterback Nathan Karney passed for 155 yards and three touchdowns, hooking up with Josh Clark twice for scores of 60 and 62 yards, and also connecting with Kalen Stahl on a three-yard score. Clark finished with 152 yards receiving on just three catches. John Spragg scored a touchdown and converted two-point conversion runs twice on his way to 39 total yards. On defense, Spragg led the way with 14 tackles, while Adam Santi had 13. Kollin Johnson and Zach Brockway each recovered fumbles for the Orioles, who finished their season with a 4-5 record.
ST. PHILIP 3, JACKSON CHRISTIAN 0: Thursday marked Senior Night, Parents Night, and Pink Night at St. Philip, where the Fighting Tigers defeated Jackson Christian 25-11, 25-8, 25-18. For the seniors, Anna Lehouiller had five kills, five digs, and two blocks; Abby McKinzie had four kills and four digs; Julia Slattery had three kills; and Morgan Luoma had three kills, three assists, and three aces.
ATHENS INDIANS: Athens traveled to Hanover-Horton for a tri meet on Thursday, where they defeated Hillsdale (25-17, 19-25, 25-18) and lost to Hanover Horton (20-25, 18-25). Leading the Indians was Josie Lamson with 45 assists and 15 digs; Tayler Eutsey with nine kills and 24 digs; Aubrey Cole with 29 digs; and Rachel Nobach with 29 digs, 21 kills, and four aces.
TEKONSHA 3-2, (at) LITCHFIELD 2-0: In the doubleheader, Tekonsha beat Litchfield in five sets for Game 1 (23-25, 25-18, 25-10, 27-29, 15-8). In Game 2, the Indians again came out on top in two sets, 25-15, 25-9. For Tekonsha (7-22-1), Alexis McKean had 21 kills, five assists, and 15 digs; Alexis Newbold had nine kills, nine aces, 25 assists, and 40 digs; and Anna O’Keefe had four aces, six kills, and 34 digs.
BRONSON VIKINGS (WED.): Bronson improved to 45-9-2 with two wins in Wednesday night’s quad meet. The Vikings beat Comstock (25-10, 25-7, 25-15) and Berrien Springs (25-14, 25-7, 25-10) in their two matches. For Bronson, Alexa Ratkowski had nine aces, 58 assists, and 11 digs; Allison Sikorski had 12 kills and 15 digs; Jill Pyles had nine aces and 12 kills; Adyson Lasky had eight aces and 12 digs; and Kiera Lasky had 13 aces and 23 digs.
JONESVILLE 3, (at) ATHENS 2 (TUE.): In a close game, the Indians lost in five sets, 25-27, 25-21, 25-17, 17-25, 13-15. Leading Athens statistically was Josie Lamson with 32 assists and 11 digs; Tayler Eutsey with 16 kills and 22 digs; Aubrey Cole with 21 digs; and Rachel Nobach with 15 digs.
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Football: St. Philip at Lawrence, Gull Lake at Lakeview, B.C. Central at Loy Norrix, Lansing Everett at Harper Creek, Olivet at Pennfield, Maple Valley at Dansville, Coldwater at Adrian, Marshall at Portland, Tekonsha at Litchfield, Climax-Scotts at New Buffalo, Homer at Manchester, Bellevue at River Valley, Lake Michigan Catholic at Bronson, Colon at White Pigeon, Marcellus at Galesburg-Augusta