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CatchMark SportsNet spring sports weekly highlights (through May 6)

If we missed any highlights, then let us know by emailing sports@catchmarkit.com.

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

If you know of a highlight-worthy stat line or achievement, then please let us know no later than the day after it happened by emailing sports@catchmarkit.com. 

These highlights are through May 6. We apologize if we missed a highlight or two. Let us know and we’ll do better next time. 

SATURDAY (APRIL 30) 

Shelby baseball: In a nonleague contest, the Tigers took home an 8-0 win against Orchard View. The combined pitching effort of Lalo Garcia and Joseph Hayes led the way for Shelby, allowing only two hits. They combined to strike out 11. Leading hitters for the Tigers were Trey Waller (three hits), Lalo Garcia (two hits), Blake Stovall (two hits) and Travis Boughan (two hits and two RBIs). 

North Muskegon tennis: The Norse traveled to Hope College to take part in the Grand Haven Invitational. North Muskegon improved its record to 9-0-2 after defeating Grand Haven 5-3 and tying Elk Rapids 4-4. Winning singles matches for North Muskegon were Noa Bowen, Gabby Gaston, Fia Lindsay and Francine Vinson. Winning doubles matches for the Norse were the teams of Marilyn Gaston and Natalie Lorenz, Ella Tarrant and Anna Toebe, August Carefelle and Allie Sanocki, and Jasmine Rottman and Brenna Staley.

SUNDAY (MAY 1) 

No contests played on this day.

MONDAY (MAY 2) 

Whitehall golf: The Vikings traveled to Lincoln Golf Club for a West Michigan Conference Jamboree. They continued their dominating run on the conference, taking first as a team and having four top -10 finishers. Scoring for the team were Landon Griffin (40), Nick Fuller (43), Kyren Bluhm (44) and Brady Tate (45).  

Blake Weirich, Hart baseball: Weirich pitched well in a tough 3-2 loss to Shelby in Game 1 of a league doubleheader. He allowed only two hits and had 10 strikeouts with just one walk.

TUESDAY (MAY 3) 

North Muskegon soccer: North Muskegon improved its record to 9-3 overall and 5-0 in West Michigan Conference play with an 8-0 win over Hart. Scoring was led by juniors Sam Johnson (two goals, two assists) and Natalie Pannucci (two goals, one assist). Sophomore Emma Lamiman earned the shutout in goal.

Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark

WEDNESDAY (MAY 4) 

Logan Wolters, North Muskegon golf: North Muskegon traveled to Stonegate Golf Club to play in the GMAA meet. Wolters shot 82 to finish in the top 10 at seventh. He birdied No. 18 and made seven pars.

Hunter DeLora, Oakridge golf: The senior shot 87 to finish in the top 10 of the GMAA tournament at Stonegate.

Danny Flanagan, Montague golf: Flanagan shot 87 to finish 10th in the GMAA tournament at Stonegate. He had one birdie and four pars.

CLICK HERE for complete coverage of the GMAA golf tournament.

Photos by Scott DeCamp | CatchMark

Oakridge softball: In the CSN Competition of the Week, the Eagles slugged three home runs in an 11-run fifth inning to rally past Ravenna, 11-6, in Game 1 of a doubleheader between unbeatens teams. Andrea Romero-Serrano had a grand slam. In the second game, Oakridge used the long ball again to rally past the Bulldogs. Jasmine Pastor’s sixth-inning grand slam wiped out a deficit and led to a 9-6 victory.

CLICK HERE for complete coverage of Oakridge-Ravenna softball.

Oakridge hosts Ravenna in a West Michigan Conference softball doubleheader featuring unbeaten teams Wednesday, May 4, 2022, in Muskegon, Mich. Oakridge swept Ravenna, 11-6 and 9-6. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)

THURSDAY (MAY 5) 

Maggie Evans, Whitehall soccer: The senior forward scored her 100th career goal in leading the host Vikings to a 5-0 victory over Oakridge. Evans finished with two goals on the night and has 101 in her career.

Montague soccer: The Wildcats took home another conference win, 11-0 over visiting Mason County Central. Allyson Balder netted a hat trick for Montague, while Ava Pelton scored two goals. Kendall Osborne, Anna Trevino, Emma Peterson, Braylyn Bultema, Peyton Johnson and Katie Nutall also tallied for the Wildcats, who generated 39 shots.

FRIDAY (MAY 6) 

Brady Tate, Whitehall golf: The freshman shot a staggering 76 to lead his team to a second-place finish at the Montague Wildcats Invitational. His scorecard consisted of a 1-under front 9 score of 39 and a 6-over score of 42 on the back. He had one birdie and 12 pars.

Montague girls track, Whitehall boys track: Montague’s girls track and field team gave coach Terry Fick the first GMAA title in his 25 years at the helm by winning the final event in edging rival Whitehall. On the boys side, Whitehall ran away with the city championship.  

CLICK HERE for complete coverage from the GMAA track meet.

Montague’s girls team and Whitehall’s boys team captured Greater Muskegon Athletic Association track and field titles Friday, May 6, 2022, at Oakridge’s Russell A. Erickson Stadium in Muskegon, 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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