2018-08-16 / Sports

Practicing For Perfection


NICK PAPES warms up with his cross country team before their morning run at practice. NICK PAPES warms up with his cross country team before their morning run at practice. You can hear the sound of shoulder pads colliding from Suttons Bay and Glen Lake.

School gyms are packed with volleyballs flying around. Teams have hit the pitch for another year of fall soccer. Tennis balls are going back and forth above the net and athletes are seen running down county roads.

Fall sports are back, and the athletes are getting ready for another season.

“Our goal each week is to be 1-0,” Glen Lake coach Jerry Angers said. “Our five seniors work their tails off wherever they are.”

Senior Glen Lake quarterback Joey Fosmore has been hard at work, readying for week one.

“It’s been big for us to be watching film and preparing,” Fosmore said. “We don’t really know a lot about some of the teams we play, so it’s big to be watching film and preparing each week.”


SUTTONS BAY players fight for the ball during practice on Monday afternoon at Suttons Bay high school. SUTTONS BAY players fight for the ball during practice on Monday afternoon at Suttons Bay high school. Leelanau Tennis will kick off the sports season for Leelanau County at the Ludington Invitational on Friday. Cross country, volleyball and soccer will follow on Saturday.

Changes have been made in volleyball, as Northport and St. Mary will both co-op with Suttons Bay. The team will be sponsored by Suttons Bay high school.

“We are now North Bay, and we have the numbers to compete,” North Bay volleyball coach Kelly Mokanyk said. “The athletic director from Northport (Josh Vander Meulen) has been very welcoming and on board with us for the co-op.

“Everyone has been extremely important in helping us so we make this better off for the girls.”

The Enterprise fall sports calender includes games in the coming days on the bottom of page 12.



SYDNEY HAZELTON practices her serve on Monday afternoon during the Leelanau Tennis team practice. SYDNEY HAZELTON practices her serve on Monday afternoon during the Leelanau Tennis team practice.
JOEY FOSMORE looks downfield for an open receiver during practice on Thursday afternoon. JOEY FOSMORE looks downfield for an open receiver during practice on Thursday afternoon.

NORTH BAY soccer coach Tom Spencer, right, discusses a drill during practice on Thursday night at Suttons Bay high school. NORTH BAY soccer coach Tom Spencer, right, discusses a drill during practice on Thursday night at Suttons Bay high school.

ETHAN SOMMERFIELD tries to regain control of the soccer ball during practice on Thursday. ETHAN SOMMERFIELD tries to regain control of the soccer ball during practice on Thursday.

MADDY GROSVENOR bumps the volleyball over the net at practice on Friday at Leland. MADDY GROSVENOR bumps the volleyball over the net at practice on Friday at Leland.

TALIA YAKOOBY sets the ball up for her teammates to spike over the net during practice on Friday. TALIA YAKOOBY sets the ball up for her teammates to spike over the net during practice on Friday.

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