Saginaw-area sports highlights: Nouvel shuts out Valley Lutheran in soccer showdown

Nowell and Valley Lutheran have taken turns in the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Division 4 rankings.

After Friday’s match it may be Novel’s turn once again.

Nouvel scored the only goal in a 1-0 win Friday in the Tri-Valley Conference showdown.

In the second statewide survey, Nowell was ranked 14th in the state, but in the latest survey, Valley Lutheran moved Nowell from 14th place.

Nouvel’s Kelsey Berthiaume scored the game’s only goal on a free kick in the first half.

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Mount Pleasant Invitational: Frankenmuth’s 3,200-meter relay team broke a 34-year-old record, leading the Eagles to first place at the Mount Pleasant Invitational with 131.5 points. Heritage was second (104) and Petoskey was third (100.5). The 3,200 relay team of Mary Richmond, Lucy Conzelman, Natalie Foltz and Kaitlin Miller won in 9:36.24, breaking the old school record of 9:41.30. Conzelman also won the 800 (2:24.18) and Richmond also won the 3,200 (11:27.06). Madison Patton led the Eagles to a win in the pole vault (10-0). Jordan Young and Willow Mason paced the Hawks, with Young winning the 100 (:12.8) and Mason winning the 200 (:25.65). The duo also anchored Heritage’s winning 400 relay (:48.81) and 800 relay (1:44.19) teams. Mount Pleasant’s Lauren Gilbert took first in the 100 hurdles (:16.30).

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Mount Pleasant Invitational: Frankenmuth won the team title with 134.25 points, defeating Heritage (97) and Davison (91), but Heritage’s Jakevis Neal dominated the meet. Neal won the 100 (:11.13) and 200 (:22.36) to match Heritage’s winning 400 relay (:43.47) and 800 relay (1:31.11) teams. Nicholas Coleman, who also ran on the 800 relay, recorded a win in the 400 (:50.40), with Heritage teammate Kenny Lewis winning the 800 (1:57.61). Frankenmuth’s Landen Wise led the Eagles with wins in the 1,600 (4:30.09) and the 3,200 relay (8:06.15). The Eagles also got wins from Cougar Clark in the 3,200 (10:02.96), Derrick Simmons in the shot put (57-10.5) and Niko Mamaladze in the discus (155-5). Saginaw United’s Francisco Lee took first in the high jump at 6-6, while Mount Pleasant’s Jay McGinnis won the long jump (21-1).


Millington 15-18, Valley Lutheran 0-1: Morgan Matusik pitched a no-hitter in Millington’s Game 1 win over Valley Lutheran, while Alexis Huddy and Olivia Jones combined to throw a two-hitter in Game 2. Matusik, Lily Damm and Kendall Payne each had four hits in the doubleheader to lead Millington, with Damm driving in six runs. Payne made five runs and scored six runs.

Hemlock 15-15, Carrollton 1-0: Carly Noyes earned the win in the opener, allowing one hit and striking out nine in five innings. Noyes and Lillian Martínez each had two hits, with Noyes driving in four and Martínez stealing three bases. Kayla Konop allowed one hit and struck out five to earn the win in the second game. Clara Salo, Martinez and Laci Harry led the attack with two hits each.

St. Louis 14-16, Harrison 4-6: Paige Lunek earned both of St. Louis’ wins, striking out nine in the first game and five in three innings in the second. Lunek and Halle Hoyt had three hits each in the opener, with Kenady Henry and Emma Seleski each having two hits. In the second game, Seleski had three hits, with Monica Borie, Lunek and Morgan Leonard each having two hits.

Caro 16-18, Vassar 2-0: Natalie Hoerlein, AJ Reamy and Lily Jobson had hits for Vassar in the first game, Hoerlein, Edie Kodrick and Carly Fessler added hits in the nightcap.


Heritage 13-1, Lapeer 9-3: Hudson Hammond earned the win with three innings of relief in the opener, leading Heritage to the Saginaw Valley League win. Jace Sullivan led the Heritage offense with two hits and three RBI, with Drew Schaefer adding two hits and two RBI. Schaefer had a double and an RBI in a 7–7–2 Hawks loss in Game 2.

Alma 6-11, Chasaning 5-10: Alma broke a 5-5 tie in the top of the sixth inning in the first of two one-run, non-conference wins. Blake Laskowski and Brady Sager each had one hit and two RBIs for the Indians. Alma led first 10–2 and then 11–8 in the second game, but the chasing rally failed. Sager, Nash Wendling and Luke Barta each had two hits for the 7-5 Indians.

Caro 10-13, Vassar 1-2: Ramon Zamora Jr. had two hits while striking out 11 in Caro’s 10–1 win in the opening game. Landin Stine and Xander Grice led the attack with two hits each, with Grice stealing four bases. Zamora Jr. added a double and three runs. Mason Allard won Game 2 with eight strikeouts in four innings. Zamora Jr. led the Tigers with four hits, four runs and four stolen bases. Valin Buniak added two hits and two RBI. Shavon Lesko and Trevor Gleason each had two hits for Vassar.

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Midland High 3, Flushing 0: Midland scored three goals in the first half, with Alahana Beckett, Kennedy Amiot and Lizzie Striebel scoring for the Chemists. Kennedy Thurlow and Striebel added assists, while Niobe Marchlant and Cady McPeek shared time in goal for the shutout.

Ovid-Elsie Invitation: After losing 5–0 to Fowlerville at the Ovid-Elsie Invitational, Ithaca tied Ionia 4–4, then won 3–1 in a penalty shootout. Emily Ahern scored all four of Ithaca’s goals during regulation and one goal in the shootout. Kayla Hindle, who had an assist, and Ken Zimmerman added shootout goals. Riley Strait, who had 11 saves in the first game, added four in the second. Jenna Cantu made two saves in regulation and three saves in the shootout.

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Frankenmuth Invitation: Connor Fuller led St. Charles with a 104 and two birdies at The Fortress in Frankenmuth. Jeffrey Cox finished second with 105 runs.

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