Roundup: Ramblers capture hosted tourney; Harbor’s Schwab breaks 50-year record | Sports

BOYNE CITY – Without playing a game by the end of last week, the Boyne City baseball team has some catching up to do.

That continued for the Ramblers on Saturday as they hosted their annual Boyne City Invitational and made up for lost time with three wins and one overall tournament win.

Boyne City beat Marquette, Gaylord, and Rogers City and took the weekend’s top award. The Ramblers had strong pitching performances throughout the day.

In a 6-4 opening game against Marquette, Aaron Bess and Zach Hardy threw a no-hitter together, with Bess scoring six innings with 17 strikeouts. Hardy then came in for an inning and knocked out two.

Mason Wilcox had a 3v5 game with two RBIs, Kaden Jewett went 2v3 with a double, Michael Deming had an RBI double, and Bess also tripled. Gavin Hewitt also went 2: 4 with an RBI.

Boyne City then faced Gaylord, with whom they had a season opener split on Thursday, and won a competitive game on Deming Hill with a 15-5 win.

Deming ran out six innings with seven hits and one walk while hitting three. He only needed 73 spaces to reach the sixth.

Jacob Bush finished with a single, double and three RBIs, Hewitt and Jewett went 2v4 each with one double and two RBIs, and Jewett also tripled.

Jack Neer added a double and Bobby Hoth had an RBI single. Bess also singled, scored three runs and stole three bags.

Boyne City ended the day and the tournament later with a 14-5 win over Rogers City, supported by a third inning of 12 runs.

Sean Little earned the win with a solid five innings, including three hits and four allowed walks, and eight strikeouts. None of the runs were earned.

Bush doubled twice and had two RBIs on his plate, Deming twice and three RBIs, Wilcox twice and ran in three runs, and Jewett doubled and had two RBIs.

Boyne City returns to action this Thursday, April 29th as they drive to Harbor Springs for a Lake Michigan Conference double header.

Evan Schwab (center) from Harbor Springs broke a 50-year school record in the long jump on Friday. He is joined by Harbor Springs Jumps coach Jim Smar and Head Boy coach Josh Hofbauer.

Schwab from Harbor Springs sets a record

MANCELONA – The school’s longest track and field record at Harbor Springs High School fell in Mancelona late last week.

Evan Schwab of Harbor Springs set new standards in the long jump, breaking a 50-year-old record set by Marshall Corey in 1971.

Schwab jumped 20 feet, 10 inches, breaking the previous record of 20 feet, 9 3/4 inches. Schwab was also third in the 200-meter run that day (24.21).

Petoskey, Charlevoix, Pellston and Petoskey St. Michael also attended the Friday meeting.

Sam Peterson of Charlevoix was first in 1600 (4: 35.06) and second in 800 (2: 06.16), John Sauer of Charlevoix was second in 400 (55.37) and Petoskeys CJ Hibbler was second in 200 ( 23.96).

Hammond Law of St. Michael took third place in both 800 (2: 10.92) and 1600 (4: 48.36).

Petoskey’s Cooper Rokop also took second place in the 3200 (10: 30.35) and Matthew Whitfield of Harbor Springs won the 300 hurdles (46.93).

The Harbor Springs relay team from Schwab, Lance Smar, Cal Benjamin and Jordan Bussey also won the 1600 season (3: 47.38).

Jacob Mueller von Charlevoix was second in the discus (130’4.5 ”) and Pellston’s David Jamroz was second in the pole vault (11’6”).

In the girls’ race on Thursday, Emma Squires from Petoskey won the first 400 (1: 01.04) and 800 (2: 26.25), Caroline Farley the first 1600 (5: 30.53) for Petoskey and Noel VanderWall the first 3200 (11: 21.86) .

Harbor Springs’ Maye Burns, Jordan Drayer, Katelyn Drayer and Claire Ranney won the 1600 season (4: 37.30) and Petoskeys VanderWall, Farley, Sarah Liederbach and Nora O’Leary won the 3200 (10: 37.90).


Boyne City’s Ava Maginity leads a group of runners during the Bulldog Invite late last week.

Boyne City at Bulldog Invite

INDIAN RIVER – The Boyne City track and field team were on their way to the Bulldog Invite hosted by Inland Lakes. The second Ava Maginity won the 1,600-meter run in 5 minutes and 56.93 seconds.

Maginity also took second place in the 400 with a new personal best (1: 04.67).

Boynes Grace Dawson finished second in 800 (2: 59.38) and also took third place in the high jump (4’6.25 ”).

Madison Matthews from Boyne City also came second in the long jump (13’6.75 ”).

On the boys’ side, Bobby Hoth won the long jump (18’1.75 ”) and took second place in the 100 (12.13).

Hoth was also part of the 400-meter relay team (48.73) for Boyne City along with Kaden Jewett, Philip Banner and Jayden Hang.

Brayton Ager also took second place in the discus (97’3 ”).

TRAVERSE CITY – Both Petoskey and Charlevoix attended the Traverse City Tee Off at Crystal Mountain between Friday and Saturday.

Petoskey finished the two days with a total of 708 in the Division 1-2 competition, while Charlevoix scored the second best hit in the Division 3-4 event with 682.

TC Central led overall with a 632 and TC West came second with a 647.

Charlevoix was led by Jake Beaudoin with a total of 152 two days, Sam Pletcher with 169, Hudson Vollmer with 180 and Jack Gaffney with 183.

“I thought we played really well. I was really proud of the kids, ”said Charlevoix coach Doug Drenth. “For five out of six kids, this was their first high school event.”

For Petoskey, Luke Sumpter shot 170, Trent Bennett, 186; Max Faulker, 176; and Jackson Jonker, 176.

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