high school roundup: Whitmore Lake boys, Chelsea girls track take second at Huron Relays and other Friday results
The Whitmore Lake boys track team went against the big boys at the Division 2 portion of the Kermit N. Ambrose Huron Relays at Eastern Michigan's Bowen Field House on Friday. The Trojans stood with the best of them, taking second place.
North Farmington won the event.
"We're one of the smallest, if not the smallest school at this meet, so I'm definitely pleased with our performance," said Whitmore Lake coach Bill Bellers. "We had a lot of great performances today, especially for this early in the season."
The team of Ronnie Milbocker, Zach Carpenter, John Munro and Alex Dewey took first in the 4x800 meter relay with a time of 8-minutes 33.01-seconds. The Trojans also won the distance medley relay with a time of 11:02.57 with the team of Ravi Orlewicz, Milbocker, Munro and Carpenter.
Steven Machin won the 60-meter hurdles in a time 0:8.27. (More boys results)
On the girls side, Chelsea took home second place honors as well, with Divine Child winning comfortably.
Lauren Dark took home the lone first place for the Bulldogs after clearing 9-feet in the pole vault.
"This was a total team effort," said Chelsea coach Pat Clarke. "We had almost every girl achieve a (personal best). It was a great way to start the season. We tried to get everyone involved and it worked out just fine." (More girls results)
The Invitational will resume Saturday with the Division 1 portion of the event. Among the Washtenaw County participants will by Ypsilanti Lincoln, Saline and Pioneer.
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Early Bird Invitational at Pioneer High School
Jenison 6, Dexter 5: Dexter narrowly lost to Jenison on day one of the Early Bird Invitational at Hill Pool on Friday. Jenison outscored the Dreadnaughts 2-1 in the second quarter and that's the only advantage it had or would need. Nicole Minzey had a hat trick while Emma Keen and Hailey Sheats split time in net in the losing effort for Dexter. Both teams will play at Skyline High School on Saturday. (Boxscore)
Huron 8, East Kentwood 6: Ellen Dowling and Kara Bowers scored a pair of fourth quarter goals to break a 6-6 tie, as Ann Arbor Huron (2-0) bested East Kentwood on Friday. Though the River Rats scored two early goals and never trailed, the game was either tied or at a one goal difference for the majority. Greta Bohuis had eight saves in net for Huron, which will play at Pioneer on Saturday. (Boxscore)
Birmingham Groves 11, Skyline 10 (OT): Game details not available.
Tonight's high school roundup was compiled by Bob Gross and Pete Cunningham. For corrections, coaches can call the prep sports desk at 734-623-2565, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.