From staff reports
TRAVERSE CITY — Dani Heger notched the Traverse City Liberty's first-ever six-goal game, scoring a hat trick in each half of the team's 8-0 soccer victory Monday over Kalkaska.
Suzanne Britten added a goal and four assists and Molly Corcoran added the final goal.
Collette Anderson set up three goals and Abby Raetz one.
Heger struck 13 seconds into the game for her first goal and then again just over a minute later.
Logen Poniatoski and Vika Postaychuk split time in net, each playing one half and making two saves.
The Liberty (7-8-1) travel to Elk Rapids today for a make-up game.
Charlevoix 3 Boyne City 0
Charlevoix moved to 9-0 in the Lake Michigan Conference with a 3-0 win over Boyne City.
The Rayders (11-4-2) had two goals and an assist from Hannah Herboldsheimer while Anna Way had a goal and an assist. Megan Peters added an assist.
Lauren Bartling and Peters split time in net.
Charlevoix faces Glen Lake today.
Big Rap. Crossroads 2 Kingsley 1
Big Rapids Crossroads broke a 1-1 tie midway through the second half for a 2-1 win over Kingsley.
Hali Adams scored for the Stags (8-6-2) with 17 seconds left in the first half to make it a 1-1 tie.
Kasey Hayes made nine saves for Kingsley, which faces Suttons Bay today.
TC West 6 14 Gaylord 7 1
Molly Longton tossed a two-hitter as Traverse City West claimed the nightcap to split a doubleheader with Gaylord.
Kelly O'Hara had two hits and two RBIs, as did Aleah Hunt, who also had a double.
The Blue Devils won the opener 7-6 in eight innings, despite two hits by Syndey Denoyer and an Amber Brautigan double.
The Titans (7-18, 2-6 Big North Conference) travel today to Manton for a make-up game.
The West freshmen swept a twinbill from Boyne City's JVs, 13-6 and 9-5. Lexa Painter won the opener, striking out four and adding a double and triple at the plate, while Shayna Brooks was 4 for 4. Painter fanned four again in the nightcap win, as Maggie Gray had a double and triple and Emma Bixby had two hits.
Mancelona 10 11 Inland Lakes 0 0
Mancelona swept Inland Lakes to finish the Ski Valley Conference season with an 11-5 mark.
Kallie Derrer earned both victories, striking out 17 and giving up just one hit over the two contests. She added three hits, a run, a double and two RBIs for the night.
Dakota Derrer had three hits, five runs and four RBIs for the twinbill, while Ashley Derrer added four hits, two runs and three RBIs and Mieka Skaggs notched three hits, three runs, a triple and three RBIs.
Mancelona (16-6) hosts East Jordan on Thursday.
Bellaire 4 1 Gaylord St. Mary 0 5
Mackenzie Verellen threw a two-hitter to lead Bellaire to a 4-0 opening-game win in a split with Gaylord St. Mary.
She struck out three and walked only one for the shutout victory.
Katie Thornton had an RBI single in the third and walked in a run in the fourth, followed by a Chelsye Bartsch RBI single.
Thornton's fifth-inning RBI double capped off the scoring.
St. Mary won the nightcap 5-1, as Karli Jacob had three hits, Kari Borowiak had two and Borowiak was the winning pitcher. Savannah Sullivan had an RBI.
Mariah Cords scored Bellaire's only run with an over-the-fence homer to lead off the sixth inning.
Bellaire (13-10, 6-6 SVC) hosts Forest Area for a make-up game Thursday.
Forest Area 10 17 Pellston 15 13
Forest Area split with Pellston for the Warriors' first victory of the season.
Pellston won the opener 15-10, but Forest Area rebounded for a 17-13 nightcap victory as Kortni Birgy was the winning pitcher, striking out four. She added two hits, including an over-the-fence home run, and three RBIs.
Other top Forest Area producers for the game were Courtney Middaugh (three hits, three RBIs, double, triple), Jade Buszka (two doubles, three hits, two RBIs), Natasha Bayne (three hits, double, three RBIs), Courtney Nice (two doubles, RBI), Emily Gonyer (three hits, double) and Cami Campbell (two RBIs).
In the opener, Middaugh belted an inside-the-park homer and a triple for two RBIs, Gonyer had a pair of doubles and three RBIs, Nice added two hits, Birgy contributed two hits, a triple and an RBI, Bayne drove in a run on three hits and Olivia Jacques added an RBI.
Bear Lake 11 15 Onekama 10 4
Katie Millard had three extra-base hits among five for the night as Bear Lake swept Onekama 11-10 and 15-4.
Millard was 2 for 3 with a double and triple in the opener. Emily Ferguson was the winner, striking out seven.
Madeleine Smeltzer had a 3 for 3 game with a double and RBI and Jill Johnson was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
Millard was 3 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs in the second contest, and also earned a save with three innings of work behind Ferguson.
McKenna Fink was 3 for 5 with a double and two RBIs, while Hannah Harrington hit a home run and drove in two.
The Lakers (16-12) host Manistee Catholic on Wednesday.
Onaway 12 9 Central Lake 1 0
Emily Estep threw 29 strikeouts on the night as Onaway swept Central Lake, 12-1, 9-0.
The Trojans (10-13, 2-10 SVC) had hits in the opener from Jaynee Mortenson and Megan Closs while Lex Carpenter took the loss with two strikeouts.
Mortenson and Carpenter had hits in the nightcap while Ali Hines took the loss with four strikeouts.
TC West 11 20 Gaylord 2 3
Traverse City West cruised past Gaylord, 11-2 and 20-3 in Big North Conference action.
Joe Caraccio threw the first win for the Titans with 11 strikeouts and four hits allowed. At the plate, he doubled with two RBIs.
Donny Cizek had three hits and two RBIs for the Titans (18-5, 6-2 BNC), Ryan Ellsworth had two hits while Will Reed and Joe Kniss each had two hits and two RBIs.
Walt Borkovich pitched the win in the nightcap. Caraccio had four hits, including two doubles, to go with three RBIs, Matt Beem had three hits and two RBIs, Cizek added three hits while Ellsworth had two hits and three RBIs.
The Titan freshmen swept Petoskey 14-1 and 8-1. Jacob Dean struck out five and gave up three hits in the opener, with Brett Davis scoring three runs and Austin Cleary hitting a triple.
Chase Cavric tossed a two-hitter in the second game, and Alex Conz led West (11-7) on the basepaths.
Mancelona 4 12 Inland Lake 1 1
Mancelona swept a Ski Valley Conference doubleheader with Inland Lakes, 4-1, 12-1.
Craig Conway threw a no-hitter in the opener with seven strikeouts and six walks. Keven Schepperley was 2-for-2 for the Ironmen (11-4-2, 9-0 SVC) with a run and two RBIs.
Brandon Dingman pitched the win in the nightcap with two hits allowed and three strikeouts. At the plate, Wyatt Derrer doubled, tripled and drove in four runs while Schepperley had two hits and two runs.
Gaylord St. Mary 9 8 Bellaire 8 14
Gayord St. Mary won the opener 9-8 but Bellaire took the nightcap 14-8 for a Ski Valley Conference split.
The Snowbirds (9-4, 6-4 SVC) got the win in the opener from Brendon Nowicki with seven strikeouts. Nick Lochinski had three hits while Nick Harrington had two hits and three RBIs.
Adam Underwood had three hits and three runs in the opener for Bellaire. He also pitched the win in the nightcap with three strikeouts.
TC Christian 4 Boyne City 4
TC Christian split a dual with Boyne City, but voided three flights.
Winners for the Sabres were Abby Voorheis (6-0, 6-0) at No. 1 singles, Callie Kostrzewa/Nicole Shanoski (6-0, 6-0) at No. 1 doubles, Amanda Ufer/Katy Mannes (6-0, 6-0) at the second flight and Laura Murray/Rylee Price (6-0, 6-2) at No. 3.
TC Central Varsity B second at Ludington
Traverse City Central's Varsity B finished second at the Ludington Invitational.
The Trojans had a flight winner at No. 4 doubles with Caroline Gardner and Kayla Hilner.
TC West second at TC Central Invite
Traverse City West shot a 312 at Lockenheath to finish second to Rockford.
The Titans had a second-place finish from Gates Muller with 74. Payden Myers shot 77, Steven Gaston had 82 and Brady Greenman shot 84.
Rockford's A.J. Varekois was medalist with 73.
TC Central shot 360 for fourth. Danny Brott had 87, Connor Kerndt carded a 90, Abe Lewis had 91 and Riley Boyd a 92.
The Trojans JV team had 434. Counters were Ben Lewis (95), David Chauvette (101), Cole Walker (115) and Jackson McKay (123).
Manistee wins Benzie Central Invitational
Manistee shot a 322 at Champion Hills to win the Benzie Central Invitational.
Paul Dumas from Benzie and Manistee's A.J. Rutherford each shot 75, but Rutherford took medalist honors in a playoff.
Glen Lake's Mike O'Brien shot 77, Benzie Central's Hunter Brien had 83, Andrew Tauman had 81 for Kingsley while teammate Josh Lucek had 85 and Spencer Popp and Tyler King from Elk Rapids each shot 88.
Suttons Bay third at Tullymore Invitational
Brent Duddles and Sean Lammy led Suttons Bay with 80s as the Norsemen placed third in the 16-team Tullymore Invitational at Big Rapids.
Ryan Kratochvil shot 85 and Eric Chapman 87 for the Norse, who play in Wednesday's Northwest Conference jamboree at Champion Hill in Beulah.
-- Compiled by James Cook and Mike Eckert