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CatchMark SportsNet spring sports weekly highlights (through May 27)

This is the final edition of CSN”s Weekly Highlights for the 2022 spring sports season.

Each week of the spring high school sports season, CatchMark SportsNet will compile some highlights from the West Michigan Conference. We do our best to include all of the top performances, but we need help from coaches and readers.

If you know of a highlight-worthy stat line or achievement, then please let us know by emailing sports@catchmarkit.com.  

These highlights are through May 27. If we missed any highlights, then let us know by emailing sports@catchmarkit.com.

SATURDAY (MAY 21) 

Montague girls track and field: In what was an event-filled Saturday, Montague’s girls track and field team won a second straight Division 3 regional title. The Wildcats took first place in the 4×100 and 4×200 relays. It was the final home meet for Montague longtime track and cross country coach Terry Fick.

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Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark

TUESDAY (MAY 24) 

Oakridge softball: The Eagles finished off their sixth straight West Michigan Conference title in style by sweeping host Shelby, 15-0 and 19-0, to go 14-0 in league play.

Oakridge’s softball team poses for a group photo after the Eagles secured their sixth straight West Michigan Conference title with a sweep of Shelby Tuesday, May 24, 2022, in Shelby, Mich. (Courtesy of Laura Whipple)

WEDNESDAY (MAY 25) 

David Conrad, Whitehall track and field: In the 43rd West Michigan Invitational Track Meet at Reeths-Puffer, Whitehall junior David Conrad set a meet record and broke his own school record in pole vault with an effort of 15 feet, 7 inches. The meet record had stood for 18 years.  

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Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark

FRIDAY (MAY 27) 

Whitehall boys track and field: Whitehall put forth a strong showing in the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association Division 2 team state finals at Fowlerville. The Vikings placed second with 1142 points behind champion Frankenmuth (1222.5). Taking first place for Whitehall was sophomore Trannon Aylor in the 400 (51.59), junior David Conrad in pole vault (13-9) and the 4×200 relay team of senior Red Watson, juniors Lukas Palmer and Nate Bolley, and sophomore Malcolm Earvin (1:32.33).

In this file photo, Whitehall’s boys track and field team ran away with the West Michigan Conference championship Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in Scottville, Mich. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)

Conner Raeth joined CatchMark as an intern in October of 2020. He is currently enrolled at the Muskegon Career Tech Center. There he studies Internet, Network and Security Technologies. Conner is an avid problem solver and desires to grow upon the skills he already has.

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