2018-05-24 / Sports

Leland wins Northwest championship match


THE LELAND GOLF TEAM of Nate Ball, Luke Kleinschmidt, Justin Bardenhagen, Adam Maleski, Aiden Coleman, Quinn Maleski and equipment manager Jack Munoz pose for a picture after winning the Northwest conference championship match. THE LELAND GOLF TEAM of Nate Ball, Luke Kleinschmidt, Justin Bardenhagen, Adam Maleski, Aiden Coleman, Quinn Maleski and equipment manager Jack Munoz pose for a picture after winning the Northwest conference championship match. A victory for the Leland Comets lands them 2nd overall for the season.

At the Heathlands tournament, which was hosted by Onekama, Leland placed third, behind Frankfort and the strong Suttons Bay team.

Nate Ball led the way for the Comets, as he shot a 73 on the afternoon, placing him at third as an individual. Quinn Maleski finished with an 82, placing him at eighth as an individual. Aiden Coleman finished the day with a score of 86 and Luke Kleinschmidt finished with an 88, placing them at thirteenth and fourteenth as individuals. Overall, Leland shot a 329 on the day at The Heathlands.

Leland finished with a first place finish in the Northwest Conference Championship match. Leland shot a 336 as a team.


LELAND SENIOR Garett Miller signed his national letter of intent with Alpena Community College on Tuesday. Miller, who is pictured with parents Dan and Laura, led all Leelanau County basketball players in scoring in each of the last two seasons. He was a three-time Enterprise Dream Team honoree. LELAND SENIOR Garett Miller signed his national letter of intent with Alpena Community College on Tuesday. Miller, who is pictured with parents Dan and Laura, led all Leelanau County basketball players in scoring in each of the last two seasons. He was a three-time Enterprise Dream Team honoree. Nate Ball and Aiden Coleman both shot an 82, ending the day in a tie for fourth place as individuals. Quinn Maleski and Justin Bardenhagen both finished the day with an 86, as they tied for sixth place as individuals. Adam Maleski shot a 96, placing him at sixteenth as an individual in a pool of about 41 or 42 golfers.

“The boys love the course and they just keep fighting all the way through,” Sneed said. “It’s a very tough course and most people struggled so it was good to get the win.”

Suttons Bay wins conference title

Despite finishing in second place at the Northwest Conference Championship match, Suttons Bay will win the conference with the most points in matches played.

At The Heathlands, five out of the six golfers from Suttons Bay finished in the top ten. Thomas Hursey won the day, as he finished with a 66, placing him at first on the day as an individual. Parker LaPointe finished with a 73 and Ethan Summerfield finished with a 75, placing them at third and fifth as individuals.

Evan Rohrback shot an 81 and Eli Lewis finished with an 82, placing them at seventh and eighth as individuals on the day. Overall, the Norsemen shot a 295 in the tourney, with gave them first place.

Suttons Bay had four golfers place in the top ten as individuals to nab the second place finish on the difficult course at the Northwest Conference Championship match.

Thomas Hursey led the way for the Norsemen, as he shot a 79, placing him at second as an individual. Ethan Summerfield, Evan Rohrback and Eli Lewis all shot an 87, ending them in a tie for eighth place as individuals. Parker LaPointe shot an 89, placing him at eleventh as an individual.

Overall, Suttons Bay shot a 340 on the afternoon. Only four of the seven teams finished with a score less then 400.

“It was great to win the conference but disappointed how we played this morning,” head coach Todd Hursey said. “Give credit to Leland, they played the course really well.”

Glen Lake continues to battle

The Lakers were able to finish near the top in both the Onekama Jamboree and the Northwest Conference Championship match.

Peyton McDonough led the way for Glen Lake in the Onekama Jamboree, as he shot a 76, landing him at sixth as an individual. Brady McDonough shot an 85, finishing in twelfth place as an individual for the Lakers. Gray Raymond finished in sixteenth as an individual, as he shot a 89. Caleb Gleason shot a 96, which landed him right in the middle of the standings as an individual.

Overall, the Lakers finished with a 346 on the day and placed fourth in the tournament.

At the Northwest Conference Championship match, Glen Lake finished at third place, behind Suttons Bay and Leland, and shot a 358 overall. Peyton McDonough finished in third as an individual, as he shot an 81. Brady McDonough shot a 91, landing him at twelfth as an individual. Gray Raymond finished with a 92, placing him at fourteenth as an individual. Tucker Ewing finished with a 94, placing him at fifteenth as an individual golfer.

“It was one of our best tournaments because we got out of our rut and beat Frankfort,” head coach Lee Houtteman said. “It was a very nice accomplishment for our athletes to finish strong.”

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