Saline soccer loses regional final; two local golfers advance to D2 state final
The Canton High School girls soccer team scored two goals in the final 15 minutes of play to end Saline’s postseason run on their home field Friday night.
Ally Krause and Megan Trapp scored for the Chiefs (13-2-3), who advance to a state semifinal against Troy on Wednesday. Okemos and Rochester Adams will play in the other semifinal. (Boxscore | Division 1 bracket)
The Hornets (15-6-3) were making their second regional final appearance in program history. The last, in 2006, ended in a 4-0 loss to eventual state runner-up Northville.
Chelsea, Dexter golfers qualify for states
Chelsea’s Mason Wagner and Dexter’s Brennan Conter qualified for the state meet as individuals during Division 2 regional tournament play at Eldorado Golf Course in Cadillac on Friday.
The top three individuals not on qualifying teams earn a trip to the state finals. Wagner’s 72 was good for third-place overall and led Chelsea to a ninth-place team finish.
"Mason really hit the ball well off the tee, but didn't have his A-game," Chelsea coach Joe Ewald said of Wagner, who finished 14th at last year’s state finals. "He didn't let an average score happen. He kept battling and getting up-and-down, making putts to get a good number."
Conter shot a 75 for seventh-place Dexter. Ryan Schoner shot 78, giving the Dreadnaughts a pair of top 15 finishes. Milan finished 10th at the 12-team event. (Complete results & scores)
Tecumseh (304), Mason (308) and Marshall (310) earned the team qualifying scores.