2016-10-13 / Sports

Forever Dig Abby fundraiser returns to Leland on Tuesday

The Leland volleyball team will host its seventh annual Forever Dig Abby fundraiser Tuesday against Northwest Conference opponent Benzie Central.

The event is a tribute to Abby Gross, a Leland student who passed away last year after a years-long battle with glioma, a type of brain cancer.

Funds raised this year will go to Bob Kattelus, the father of former Leland state champion Katie Kattelus. Leland coach Laurie Glass said Bob Kattelus has been diagnosed with a brain tumor.

This year’s event will again feature a bake sale, a 50/50 drawing and a slew of raffle items thanks to the generosity of local businesses. More than $2,000 was raised in 2015.

The varsity volleyball game will follow the JV match, which starts at 5:30 p.m.

TC Tritons shine in Lansing

The Traverse City Tritons continue to raise eyebrows in the arena of high school rowing in Michigan.

The women’s junior novice 8+ finished first Saturday at MSU’s Head of the Grand Regatta in Lansing, helping the program place third overall in the women’s points trophy standings. Sykline, a team with more than 60 high school competitors, took first with 29 points. Detroit Boat Club, a team with more than 100 rowers, took second with 22 points. The Tritons, a second-year program with first-season varsity rowers and only 34 athletes had 21 points.

“To put this into perspective, taking first place in a 4+ event or second in an 8+ event would have put us in first place for the points trophy,” coach Chris Bott said via email. “Simply amazing results for such a young team of talented and hard-working women.”

Further information about the team is available by searching for “TC Tritons Rowing” or “Lake Leelanau Rowing Club” on Facebook.

Board approves equestrian team

The Glen Lake School Board voted unanimously on Monday to approve a junior high equestrian program.

Val Eimers, coach of the varsity equestrian team, said the program will start as soon as next spring.

The sport has seen declining participation at the varsity level in recent years, Eimers said, and many northern Michigan programs have been hit hard.

That was the case at Glen Lake this fall, when the team had just one rider.

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