Ithaca stayed in it until the end but Standish Sterling pulled away in a 5-4 victory on Wednesday.
The game was tied 4-4 with Standish Sterling batting in the bottom of the fifth when Hull threw a wild pitch, allowing one run to score.
The Yellow Jackets had eight hits. Martyn and Thrush all had multiple hits for Ithaca.

Alma took 6th place today at the Nightmare GC. Jeffrey Sager finished medalist with a one over 73, Alex Bates 84, Hayden Green 92, & Jackson Ferguson 96 for a 345.
Alma travels to the Emerald June 1st at 9:00 am for Regionals.

Vestaburg lost both ends of the doubleheader to Farwell on Tuesday, losing 12-0 and 11-1. Addi Neelis had 3 hits on the night to lead the Wolverines.

Frankenmuth Eagles Varsity claimed a 14-5 victory on Tuesday, despite a big push by Alma in the third inning.
Frankenmuth Eagles Varsity opened up scoring in the first inning.  Drew Titsworth singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run.
Frankenmuth Eagles Varsity put up seven runs in the second inning.  Frankenmuth Eagles Varsity big bats were led by Hunter Bernthal, Titsworth, Tyler McKinstry, Dayne Reif, Thomas Conzelmann, and  Jake Andrews, who all drove in runs.
Titsworth got the win for Frankenmuth Eagles Varsity. The righty surrendered five runs on five hits over six innings, striking out nine.  Reif threw one inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Fry took the loss for Alma. Frankenmuth Eagles Varsity tallied 13 hits on the day.  Deiner, Titsworth, McKinstry, Reif, and Andrews all collected multiple hits for Frankenmuth Eagles Varsity.  Titsworth and Deiner each collected three hits to lead Frankenmuth Eagles Varsity.
Alma saw the ball well today, racking up seven hits in the game.  Thompson and Sutherland all managed multiple hits for Alma.  Alma was sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Chiodini had the most chances in the field with six.

Frankenmuth Eagles Varsity baseball team tops Alma, takes victory on Tuesday to the tune of 6-1

Alma finishes 2nd in TVC Golf. Alma shot 331 today-Jeffrey Sager 76, Alex Bates 81, Hayden Green 85, & Jackson Ferguson 89. Jeffrey Sager and Alex Bates both earned 1st Team All Conference, Cooper Couch and Hayden Green both earned Honorable Mention All Conference.

Alma travels to the Nightmare GC in West Branch tomorrow at 9:00 am for the Ogemaw Hts Invitational.

Owosso traveled to Williamston on Friday to compete in the regional final meet. Sixteen teams competed in our regional meet where the top two finishers in each event qualify to compete in the state finals. There are also additional qualifier standards that athletes can meet to qualify if they finish outside of the top two. Overall, we were able to come away with a 7th place finish. Results were as follows:

1) Linden 79 2) Goodrich 76 3) Corunna 73 4) Williamston 64 5) Flint Powers Catholic 60 6) Fowlerville 56 7) Owosso 51 8) St. John’s 48 9) Lake Fenton 47 10) Haslett 45 11) Ortonville Brandon 27 12) Pontiac Notre Dame Prep 13 12) Lansing Sexton 13 14) Lansing Eastern 6 15) Flint Southwestern Academy 5 16) Pontiac 0

Not only did we do a great job as a team, individually we earned a lot of top 8 medals and even qualified 3 girls for the state finals in 4 events. Our top finisher of the day was REGIONAL CHAMPION high jumper Peyton Spicer! Peyton came away as the only girl to clear 5’0″ during the meet, very narrowly missing tying the school record at 5’3″. Peyton was also able to earn a 4th place medal for her personal best throw in discus of 89’0″, just 6″ out of 3rd place.

Returning to the state meet for their 2nd year in a row are pole vault phenoms Claire Agnew and Libby Summerland. Although they finished 2nd and 3rd place respectively, they both qualified by going an entire foot over the 9’3″ additional qualifying standard. As Claire finished 8th in the state last season with a vault of 9’9″, both Claire and Libby will be seeded in the top 5 with their vaults of 10’3″ (Libby’s personal best vault). Libby wasn’t done though. She went on to finish 2nd in the 400 meter dash with a time of 1:01.5 in one of the most exciting races I have ever seen. Racing Layla Jordan from Goodrich for the 3rd time this season after losing the first two meetings by over a second each, Libby chased Layla down and beat her by 2 hundredths of a second!

There were four other events where our athletes finished in the top 8 and earned All-Regional honors. Kyle Bermudez accounted for 2 of these results. As only a freshman, Kyle finished 4th place in both pole vault as well as the 100m hurdles. The future is really bright for Kyle!

Claire Agnew earned two more medals to go along with her pole vault medal. Claire finished 7th in the 400m dash as well as 7th place along with teammates Libby Summerland, Emma Johnson, and Julionna West in the 4x400m relay.

Other personal best results today included:

Zayda Bentley – 100m and 200m

Michaela Nichols – 100m (season record) and 200m

Julionna West – 1600m

Cassie Gillett – Shot Put

Delaina Peterson – Discus

To everyone competing for the last time this season: I am so proud of hard work and dedication of all of you this season. You have brought me and so many others so much joy watching you give your all day after day and meet after meet. Thank you for an amazing season!

The state finals will take place on June 4th, but next up for our 3 state qualifiers (Peyton, Claire, and Libby) as well as Kyle Bermudez is the Playmakers Honor Roll Meet held on May 31st at MSU. The meet is for the best athletes in the Greater Lansing area. Currently, all 4 of our athletes are in the qualifying few for their events and will more than likely compete in the meet.

Ithaca’s softball team has been extremely busy in recent weeks

On Wednesday, May 11, Ithaca traveled to Central Montcalm to face the Hornets.

Game 1: 5-1 win
The score of the game was 1-0 in the top of the 5th inning when Alyssa McPherson’s hit drove in a run. Then in the top of the 6th, Ithaca had runners on base and a wild pitch scored a run, putting us up 2-1. Ithaca then scored three runs in the 7th inning with a triple by Emmalee Shankel and an RBI by Madison Carman. Lauryn Humphrey and Alyssa McPherson led the bats with 2 hits, while Kennedi Ryan, Shankel, Myah Maurer and Madison Carman each added hits. 
Ivy Davenport pitched for the Yellowjackets. earning the victory. She only allowed ome hit and struck out 10 on the day.
Game 2: 15-11 win
The hits came early in the 1st inning when Ivy Davenport singled, driving in a run. Ithaca put up six runs in the third inning with Myah Maurer, Alyssa McPherson, Madison Carman, Davenport all knocked in runs. However, CM came back and the score was tied 11-11 in the bottom of the sixth. Emmalee Shankel grounded out to score one taking the lead, while Kennedi Ryan,  McPherson, and Megan Mankey added hits to take the lead. Ryan, Mankey, and Davenport led the way with three hits each, while Maurer and McPherson added 2, and Lauryn Humphrey, Shankel, and Carman each added 1. Carman’s big hit was a center field shot for a HR.
Kennedi Ryan pitched 5 innings for the jackets, while Davenport came in for the relief.
Ithaca was home against Hemlock on 5/13.
Game 1: 7-2 win
We pulled away from the Huskies in the 3rd inning with singles by Kennedi Ryan, Ivy Davenport, and a home run by Megan Mankey. Also adding hits were Lauryn Humphrey with 2, and Alyssa Mcpherson and Faith Fisher each with 1 hit. 
Ivy Davenport was the winning pitcher with eight strikeouts and 0 walks.
Game 2: 17-7 win
The offense was led by Myah Maurer with 4 hits. Mengan Mankey and Lauryn Humphrey each added 3, while Kennedi Ryan, Emmalee Shankel, and Faith Fisher added 2 and Madison Carman added 1. 
Kennedi Ryan pitched all 6 innings striking out 8 and walking 2.

We traveled to St. Louis on Monday, May 16th.
Game 1: 13-10 win
Lauryn Humphrey led the offense with 4 hits and Megan Mankey added 3. Also adding hits were Kennedi Ryan, Ivy Davenport, Emmalee Shankel, Myah Maurer, Alyssa McPherson, and Quinne McMurphy. 
Humphrey started the game for the Jackets, and Ryan came in for relief. Ryan got the win for the Jackets.
Game 2: 9-6 loss
Ithaca fell behind early, and couldn’t recover. Despite the loss, Ithaca still collected seven hits. Ivy Davenport and Megan Mankey led the way with two hits each, while Kennedi Ryan, Lauryn Humphrey, and Emmalee Shankel each added a hit. 
Ivy Davenport pitched for the Jackets striking out 5 and walking 2. 

Tuesday, May 17, Ithaca we traveled to Bullock Creek:

Game 1: 9-2 loss
Ithacastruggled to get its bats going in this game, however, Megan Mankey led with 3 hits. Lauryn Humphrey added two, one being an over the fence shot to get the 0 off the board, and Alyssa McPherson added one. 
Kennedi Ryan took the loss, pitching 4 innings and striking out 4, walking 0. Ivy Davenport was her relief pitcher with 2 innings and striking out 3. 

Game 2: 10-8 win
The score of this game was 8-2 in the bottom of the 6th inning when our bats came alive. Kennedi Ryan and Megan Mankey each had two hits, while Lauryn Humphrey, Alyssa McPherson, and Myah Maurer each added 1. Ithaca scored eight runs in the bottom of the 6th to take the lead 10-8. 
Ivy Davenport was the winning pitcher. Pitching all 7 innings, striking out 8 and walking only 2. 

Ithaca Collin Thrush throws a no hitter against St. Louis and hits a Home run in a 11-0 game one win this week.
Ithaca wins game 2 by a score of 10-0 led by Ethan Hulls homer .

Frankenmuth Eagles Varsity watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 2-0 loss to Bay City John Glenn on Tuesday. Glenn took the lead on an passed ball in the first inning.
The pitching was strong on both sides. Glenn pitchers struck out 12, while Frankenmuth Eagles Varsity sat down 14.