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Broncos News · Top Stories This Week in the MHSAA


The following is a compilation of top stories from this week surrounding high school sports in Michigan gathered by our friends at MHSAA Second Half (source)

 

Volleyball:

1. A weather delay pushed this Regional Final to Friday, and No. 7 Rudyard rose to a challenge coming back from dropping the first set to down Pellston in four in Class D – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

2.  Also pushed to Friday, honorable mention Munising came back after losing the first two sets to defeat Carney-Nadeau in five in Class D – Escanaba Daily Press A weather delay pushed this Regional Final to Friday, and No. 7 Rudyard rose to a challenge coming back from dropping the first set to down Pellston in four in Class D – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

3.  Novi’s Erin O’Leary was named this season’s Miss Volleyball Award winner on the eve of her team’s Class A Quarterfinal against honorable mention Temperance Bedford; Novi is the reigning champ and ranked No. 2 – Observer & Eccentric

4. Class C top-ranked Bronson is plenty familiar with tonight’s Quarterfinal opponent, No. 2 Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central – Sturgis Journal

5. Class B No. 4 Niles is hoping to add to its first District and Regional titles with a first Quarterfinal win, over No. 3 Lake Odessa Lakewood – Niles Daily Star

6. Class A No. 3 Grand Rapids Christian downed top-ranked Rockford in the Regional, a big step as the Eagles pursue their first MHSAA championship in the sport with No. 4 DeWitt up next – FOX17

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Girls Golf:

Traverse City West’s Anika Dy was named Miss Golf for the second time by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association – Traverse City Record-Eagle

 

Cross Country:

Coldwater’s Shuaib Aljabaly and Lansing Catholic’s Olivia Theis were named Mr. Cross Country and Miss Cross County, respectively, by the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association – Coldwater Daily Reporter

 

Hockey:

1. The first games of the season can be played today, and Petoskey is among teams anticipating a return to the ice – Petoskey News-Review

2. As part of its hockey preview, the Livingston Daily Press & Argus highlighted Mr. Hockey candidates Josh Albring of Hartland and Adam Conquest of Brighton – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. Allen Park Cabrini enjoyed a productive opener, downing Flat Rock/Airport 6-2 – Southgate News Herald

 

Girls Swimming & Diving:

1. Honorable mention Spring Lake will send 10 athletes to the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals, including three divers – Grand Haven Tribune

2. Hamilton standout Paige Kuhn is banking on a strong finish in the final meet of her high school career – Holland Sentinel

3. Gaylord sophomore Grace Wambier is a school record holder and hopes to add to her accomplishments at the Division 3 Finals – Gaylord Herald Times

4. No. 7 Brighton is aiming to claim the Division 1 team championship with arguably its strongest assemblage of experienced contenders under coach Jason Black – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

 

Boys Soccer: 

Longtime coach Thaier Mukhtar has resigned as Fraser’s boys coach with nearly 600 wins there and at Warren DeLaSalle – MLive-Detroit

 

Boys Basketball:

We’ve posted a few girls basketball previews, and this look at Holland West Ottawa is the first boys hoops story we’ve seen this fall; practice began Monday – FOX17

 

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Multiple Teams · Coopersville High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat MHSAA District Tourament @ West Catholic vs FHE 3-0


Monday, October 30, 2017

6:30 PM

Coopersville High School
AWAY
3

MHSAA District Tourament @ West Catholic vs FHE
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Game Recap

The Lady Broncos pulled out a 3-0 victory over the Hawks of Forest Hills Eastern Monday night in the opening round of districts at West Catholic High School. Coopersville started out slow in the first set, but after a timeout, they regrouped and were able to reel in FHE and eventually pull out a first set victory. The second set was another dual but the Lady Broncos were able to buckle down and finish the set strong for a 26-24 win. In the third and final set, Coopersville was able to start out strong and keep sizeable lead throughout the set to earn them a sweep and 3-0 victory. The victory was possible tonight because of the wealth of offense shelled out by the Lady Broncos. The team hit .338 on the night and was lead by Cara VanKempen, Abby Olin and Katelynn Fritz with 10, 8 and 7 kills respectfully. Assisting on these kills throughout the night was Aubrey Bates who totaled 25 assists to go along with 5 kills and 9 digs. Also stepping up defensively for the Lady Broncos were Kaitlin Breen and Brooke Russo with 13 and 7 digs a piece. Breen was also a force from the service line as she finished the match with 6 aces. At the net, VanKempen and Olin each totaled 3 blocks on the night as well. The victory tonight puts Coopersville in a semi-final showdown against GR Catholic Central on Wednesday night starting at 6:30. The other semi-final match pits Comstock Park against host West Catholic with the winners playing in the district finals on Thursday night at 7pm.

Box Scores

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Coopersville
25

26

25

MHSAA District Tourament @ West Catholic vs FHE
23

24

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Girls Junior Varsity Golf, Girls Varsity Golf · Girls Golf finishes 16th in the state


The Coopersville Broncos girls golf team played in the state tournament October 20 and 21 at Forest Akers West Golf Course on the campus of Michigan State University.  This was the 2nd time a Coopersville girls golf team had ever competed in the state finals.

The first day was a bit of a struggle for the Broncos.  They finished day 1 with a 424.  in last place by 6 strokes.  9th grader Alexa Davis led the way with a 99, followed by Kendall Harris with 105, Sadie Brink and Angie Sorenson each had 110 to complete the scoring for Coopersville on day 1.

Day 2 was a much better day as the Broncos played very well as a team to score 395 (the 12th best round of the day) moving up 2 spots into a tie for 16th place with a 2 day total of 819.

The Broncos were led by freshman Alexa Davis who shot a 92 for a 2 day total of 191, good for 36th place overall in the state!  This also placed Davis 3rd amongst all Division 3 9th grade golfers in the state.

Kendall Harris capped her senior year with her best competitive 18 hole round ever by shooting a 94 for a 2 day total of 199.

Junior Sadie Brink returned to her consistent play with a score of 103 for a 2 day total of 213.

Angie Sorenson finished her senior year with a fine round of 106 for a 2 day total of 216.

Sophomore Sophia Baker improved her score by 5 shots on the 2nd day, shooting a 109 for a 2 day total of 225.

Congratulations to all the players on the team, they represented Coopersville High School with class, competitiveness and GRIT!


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Multiple Teams · Coopersville High School Varsity Football falls to vs Grand Rapids Catholic Central 52-23


Friday, October 20, 2017

7:00 PM

vs Grand Rapids Catholic Central
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52

Coopersville High School
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Game Recap

Coopersville Passing:
Riley Johnson 26/43 for 317 yards 3 TD’s and 1 INT.

Coopersville Receiving:
Connor Hilton 11 catches for 112 yards
Cayden Schneider 6 catches for 92 yards and 1 TD
Tony Nikodemski 2 catches for 28 yards and 2 TD’s

Coopersville Rushing:
Riley Johnson 8 carries for 17 yards
Cayden Schneider 3 carries for 11 yards
Devin Smith 3 carries for 21 yards

Box Scores

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vs Grand Rapids Catholic Central
7

17

14

14

Coopersville
7

3

13

Game Summary

1Q

(Coop): Riley Johnson 9 yard TD pass to Cayden Schneider. Buth Kick Good
(GRCC): Fugate 42 yard TD run. Kick good.

2Q

(Coop): Buth 20 Yard FG
(GRCC): Fugate 56 yard TD run. Kick good.
(GRCC): 10 yard TD run. Kick good.
(GRCC): 27 yard FG

3Q

(GRCC): Fugate 23 yard TD run. Kick good
(Coop): Johnson 13 yard TD pass to Tony Nikodemski. Kick no good
(GRCC): 3 yard TD run. Kick good
(Coop): Johnson 15 yard TD pass to Nikodemski. Kick good

4Q

(GRCC): Fugate 6 yard TD run. Kick good
(GRCC): 7 yard TD run. Kick good


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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Coopersville High School Boys Varsity Soccer beat MHSAA District @ Fruitport 6-5


Thursday, October 19, 2017

7:00 PM

Coopersville High School
AWAY
6

MHSAA District @ Fruitport
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Game Recap

Coopersville played a very talented and well managed team. After 90 min and 2 overtimes Coopersville made all 5 shots and won their 2nd district game 6-5. Coopersville plays Saturday in the final at 1pm.

Box Scores

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OT2
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Coopersville
1

5

MHSAA District @ Fruitport

1

4


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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Coopersville High School Boys Varsity Soccer beat MHSAA District vs. Kenowa Hills 6-1


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

6:00 PM

MHSAA District vs. Kenowa Hills
AWAY
1

Coopersville High School
HOME
6

Game Recap

Coopersville hosted a well managed Kenowa Hills team for the first round of districts. Coopersville played well to see a 6-1 victory and will now move on to Fruitport on Thursday night.

Box Scores

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2
MHSAA District vs. Kenowa Hills
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Coopersville
4

2


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Boys Junior Varsity Tennis, Boys Varsity Tennis · Coopersville High School Boys Varsity Tennis finishes 4th place


Friday, October 13, 2017

8:30 AM

Place

4

Points

12

Meet Recap

In the Division 3 Boys Tennis Regional on Friday, the Broncos finished in 4th place in a 9 team field. Jack Dausman, 1st Singles, led Coopersville by winning his flight and qualifying for the State Finals Tournament in Holland. The Broncos also got points from Brendan May, 2nd Singles; Blake & Conor Reynolds, 2nd Doubles; Reese Gilbert & Ethan Reynolds, 3rd Doubles; and Jake Bradley & Isaac Oswald, 4th Doubles. Jake DeRoos & Truman Lee lost a tough match against East Grand Rapids. Josh Mast, 3rd Singles and Josh Klein, 4th Singles lost first round matches against Grand Rapids Christian.
Jack Dausman will move on but the 4th place finish at the Regional ends the season for the rest of the team. It was a season of which to be very proud. The 10 seniors ended their career after winning 3 OK Blue / Silver Conference Tournament for 3 consecutive years and winning the OK Blue / Silver Conference Team Championship in 2015 and 2017. Congratulations on all your accomplishments! Go Broncos!

Opponents

School Place Points
Forest Hills Eastern High School
1
28
East Grand Rapids High School
2
25
Grand Rapids Christian High School
3
17
Coopersville High School
4
12
Spring Lake High School
5
10
Sparta High School
6
3
Allendale High School
7
1
Cedar Springs High School
9
0
Kenowa Hills High School
9
0

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Multiple Teams · Coopersville High School Varsity Football beat Holland High School 28-14


Friday, October 13, 2017

7:00 PM

Coopersville High School
AWAY
28

Holland High School
HOME
14

Game Recap

Coopersville Passing:
Riley Johnson 17 for 26, 218 yards and 1 TD

Coopersville Rushing:
Riley Johnson 29 carries for 114 yards
Cayden Schneider 9 carries for 57 yards

Box Scores

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Coopersville

14

7

7

Holland

8

6

Game Summary

2Q

(Coop): Riley Johnson 2 yard TD run. Buth kick good.
(Coop): Johnson 4 yard TD run. Kick good.
(HHS): #6 37 yard TD run. 2 pt. good.

3Q

(Coop); Riley Johnson 9 yard TD pass to Brendan Wright. Buth kick good.
(HHS): #5 10 yard TD run. 2 pt. no good.

4Q

(Coop): Riley Johnson 10 yard TD run. Kick good.


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Girls Junior Varsity Golf, Girls Varsity Golf · Girls Golf going to the State Finals!


For only the second time in Coopersville girls golf team history, the team will be playing in the state finals after qualifying by finishing 3rd in the regional at Katke Golf course.

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On a cold, wet and windy day at Katke on a very long course, the Broncos played their normal consistent round with senior Kendall Harris leading the way with a 96.  Junior Sadie Brink continued her good play with a 103 followed by Alexa Davis with a 106.  Senior Angie Sorenson finished the scoring with a 113.

The Broncos finished behind Spring Lake and Big Rapids while narrowly defeating Belding by 2 strokes.  The 3rd place finish qualified the Broncos as a team for the state finals to be held next weekend at Forest Akers West Golf Course on the campus of Michigan State University.

 

 


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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · Coopersville High School Boys Varsity Soccer falls to Sparta Senior HS 1-0


Tuesday, October 10, 2017

6:45 PM

Coopersville High School
AWAY
0

Sparta Senior HS
HOME
1

Game Recap

Coopersville lost 1-0 to Sparta.

Box Scores

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2
Coopersville

Sparta Senior HS

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