Saginaw Spring Sports Highlights: Chesaning Boys win first conference track meet

Chesaning opened the Mid-Michigan Activities Conference track season on Wednesday, earning a first-place finish in the boys’ meet.

Chesaning finished with 154 points to win the first, with the Chesaning women’s team second with 145 points to finish behind New Lothrop’s 167.

On the boys’ side, Chesaning was led by first-place finishers Levi Maier (800-meter run), Grant Sampson (300 hurdles) and Brenden Quackenbush (shot put). Sampson and Maier also ran on the winning team in the 1,600 relay, while Quackenbush added a second-place finish to the disc.

For the Chesaning girls, Avery Beckman won the pole vault and ran a leg in the first-place Chesaning 1,600-meter relay team. Kyla Jackson added a first in the shot put.


  • The St. Charles girls took first place in a track meet at Coleman, scoring 66 points. Leroy-Pine River won the boys’ game, also with 66 points. Emily Zelinko led the Bulldogs with wins in the 100-meter hurdles and 300 hurdles, with one leg over the 800 relay winning. Mary Norris added victories in the shot put and the discus. Kaylee Aultman of Coleman won the 1600 and 3200m. In the boys’ meet, Brett Gardner led St. Charles with wins in the 110 hurdles and 300 hurdles with one leg on the winning 1,600m relay.

Soft ball

  • Coleman swept Farwell, 12-9 and 12-2, with Elley Johnson getting the stoppage in the opener and the win in the nightcap. Katelyn Pnacek was 4-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in Game 1, then went 3-for-3 with a double and four RBIs in Game 2.


  • Coleman beat Farwell, 10-6, before Game 2 was called off due to darkness tied at 4-4. Ayden Ruhle and Sam Bovee had two hits apiece to lead the Comets, with Bovee and Konner Carbeno each getting two RBIs.
  • Chesaning lost its first game of the season, 10-6, to Ithaca on Tuesday after Ithaca took a 9-0 lead. Tyler Sager, Logan Fulk and Nash Wendling each had two hits for the Indians. Chesaning came back in Game 2 for a 6-4 victory to improve to 5-1.
  • Midland picked up a 13-2 victory over Davison, with Lane Kloha moving up to 3-0. Kloha allowed two hits and a run in five innings, striking out three. Braylen Laverty had three hits to pace Midland’s offense, with Tommy Kroll stealing three bases. Midland led Game 2, 3-0, when suspended due to darkness.


  • Lizzy Striebel scored twice and Maria Eagle added another as Midland High shut out Heritage, 3-0. Niobe Manchalant and Maddison Scott shared the shutout in goal for the Chemics, who outscored the Hawks, 15-3.
  • Ithaca lost a 7-1 decision, with Emily Ahearn scoring the Yellowjackets’ only goal. Hannah Sherman made nine saves for Ithaca.

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