One team and three local golfers have qualified for the Division 2 state tournament.
The Holland Christian girls team finished third a the Division 3 regional to qualify for state as a team. The Maroons shot a 385 to finish behind South Christian (339) and Catholic Central (341).
Ainsley VandenBrink and Megan Grassmid tied for 10th overall with 93s to lead the Maroons. Elise King shot a 98, followed by Ella Meckley (101) and Julia VanGelder (121).
The top three teams and top three additional individuals qualified for state.
Hamilton's Autumn Vanderkooi qualified as an individual, shooting a 97, tied for second among non-team qualifiers. Taryn Becksfort was second for the Hawkeyes and 27th overall with a 113. Hamilton finished sixth overall with a 433.
In Division 2, Zeeland West's Rylee Smith shot a 78 to finish third overall and first among non-team qualifiers.
Zeeland East's Carly Lukins shot an 82 to qualify as an individual as well after a playoff.
The Dux finished seventh. Eve Kasten added a 96, Natalie Kernstock a 106 and Kairi Beckwtih contributed a 110.
The Chix finished 12th. Madolynne Bos shot a 113.
Holland's Kristin Messer shot a 107 and Emma Hulst shot a 108.
In Division 1, West Ottawa finished 10th. Danika Denhof took 13th overall with a 94 and finished fourth among individuals, just missing a trip to state. Ana Niziolek shot 105, Avery VanDellen shot 108 and Dejah Pico added a 123.
Holland Christian 114, Hamilton 70
Holland Christian's Lilly Ryden won the 200 freestyle (2:05.26) and 100 butterfly (1:04.37). Eden Siegers won the 200 IM (2:25.44). Maria Heeres won the 50 freestyle (26.41) and 100 breaststroke (1:16.09). Emily Asselin won the 100 freestyle (57.94). Claire DeKievit won the 500 freestyle (5:41.06). Ruthie Ryden won the 100 backstroke (1:08.16).
Hamilton's Anevay Hager won diving (213.60 points).
Jenison 159, West Ottawa 155
West Ottawa was edged in the OK Red dual meet on Thursday.
West Ottawa's Oriana O'Mealey won the 200 IM (2:18.52). Kalyna Pyk, Samantha Bolt, Lorelai Bremer and Baylee Davis won the 200 freestyle relay (1:43.01).
Jenison's Sophia Umsted, who swims club for Michigan Lakeshore Aquatics in Holland, won the 200 freestyle (1:54.31) and 100 breaststroke (1:04.33). Layla Umstead won the 500 freestyle (5:20.41).
Holland 4, Wyoming 2
The Dutch won the first round game in the OK Green tournament on Tuesday.
Odis Fickel led the Dutch with two goals and an assist. Fletcher VanHowe and Josiah VanHekken had goals, and Luis "Chops" Barajas had an assist.
"Wyoming is a physical team," said Holland soccer coach Greg Ceithaml. "I am glad we matched their intensity and created good scoring opportunities, especially in the second half."
Mona Shores 3, Holland 2
The Dutch lost in the semifinals of the OK Green Tournament.
Holland played a great first half and Owen Ceithaml scored on a direct kick from distance. In the second half, Mona Shores pressed and scored two goals despite great play by goalie Nolan Currier. Holland was able to shift the momentum. Again, Owen Ceithaml put a direct kick through the Mona Shores goalie's arms, and Fletcher VanHowe pounded it into the net.
Holland gave up a penalty kick at the end of the game for the final score of the match.
"I was really happy with our effort and pace," said Holland coach Greg Ceithaml. "Mona Shores is an excellent team. We played very well and showed improvement. I am excited about the next few weeks."
Holland is now 6-10-3 and will travel to Zeeland East on Tuesday for the final round of the OK Green Tournament.
Holland Christian 7, Coopersville 0
In the OK Blue Conference Tournament opener, the Maroons outshot Coopersville 15-2.
Lucas Freriks led the way with two goals and two assists. Michael Pierce, Kyle Cannon, Lake VanderPloeg, Brody DeKruyter and Elliot Cook each scored for Holland Christian.
Daniel Morgan and Adam Bergman combined for the shutout in goal with Bergman making two saves.
Holland Christian 3, Spring Lake 0
Holland Christian then beat Spring Lake 3-0 in the semifinals on Wednesday.
The Marons (12-1-3; 6-0-3 OK Blue) got goals from Lake VanderPloeg, Michael Pierce and Kyle Cannon. Cannon, Lucas Freriks and Lucas Hegg each tallied assists. Daniel Morgan had seven saves in goal for the shutout, the 29th of his career.
Grand Haven 4, West Ottawa 1
The Panthers lost the first-round game in the OK Red tournament to the No. 12 Buccaneers.
Carson Witvoet scored for the Panthers.
Fennville 4, Delton 2
Juan Porrez scored all four goals for Fennville. Chris Solis-Salazar had two assists. Miguel Solis-Salazar and Emanuel Guzman were each credited with an assist. Jose Sanchez had three saves in goal.
Fennville 2, Kalamazoo Christian 1
Emanuel Guzman led Fennville offensively scoring a goal and recoding an assist. Miguel Solis-Salazar also scored. Armando Sanchez was credited with an assist. Jose Sanchez had three saves in goal.
Fennville 1, Paw Paw 0
Juan Porrez scored for Fennville on an assist from Jose Fernandez. Jose Sanchez had six saves in goal for the shutout.
Unity Christian 8, Hamilton 1
The Hawkeyes lost their first round conference tournament game at Unity in the OK Green. The Hawkeyes then lost 3-1 to Allendale in the second round.
Black River 2, Allegan 1
Charlie Riether scored midway through the first half on an assist from Levi Benson to give the Rats an early lead on Wednesday.
Allegan got the equalizer with 25 mins remaining in the game. Black River secured the game winner with 35 seconds remaining on a goal from RJ Villegas and an assist from Brady Davidson.
Maroons second at jamboree
The Holland Christian boys cross country team scored 53 to finish just beind Allendale (50) at the OK Blue jamboree. Hamilton was fourth (66).
Hamilton's Max VanHuis won the race in 16:15.12, followed by Holland Christian's Will Engbers (16.28.72) and Hamilton's Abatu Dykstra (16:43.24). Holland Christian's Aidan Brinks was sixth (16:47.81).
In the girls meet, Holland Christian was fifth (154) and Hamilton was seventh (180). Spring Lake won with 18.
Hamilton's Trina Farris was 16th (20:56.16). Holland Christian's Alyssa Gerritsma was 29th (21:13.26).
Hamilton second at Allegan County
The Hamilton boys cross country team finished second at the Allegan County Invitational on Saturday. The girls finished fourth.
Max VanHuis won the race in 16:07.05 and Abatu Dykstra was third in 16:33.52. Noah Hernandez was ninth (17:18.80).
In the girls race, Kaylee Wolters took 14th (21:19.93).
Dux's Smith shoots 41
The West varsity golf team defeated Unity Christian Monday in a non-conference dual held at Crestview Golf Course. The Dux were led by Rylee Smith with a 41. Izzy Zamora added a 47, Eve Kasten a 48, while Natalie Kernstock contributed a 50.
Dutch honor seniors
Holland hosted Jenison on Tuesday afternoon. Jenison pulled out a 6-3 victory. Holland's wins came at No. 1, No. 3, and No. 4 doubles.
"While the Dutch would have hoped to win, it was still a great day to celebrate a wonderful senior class in James Baer, Andrew Lubbers, and Sam Payne. These three have captained our team this year and have done a terrific job. They are wonderful representatives of our program and we will miss their play, but even more so their leadership next year. Holland Tennis is better off for having had James, Andrew, and Sam a part of our program," Holland coach Kyle Kreps said.
West Ottawa 3, Jenison 2
The Panthers won the OK Red match 25-17, 25-21, 11-25, 12-25, 15-8.
The team came out to its best start of the year and took the first two sets in a convincing manor. Sets three and four were tough finding a rhythm.
"The fifth set of the match is by far the best team moment of the season. When the team's libero was injured and had to come out, the team rallied together and played lights out to finish the fifth. Players off the bench stepped up in a huge way and pushed the team past Jenison. Watching the team band together and take the adversity head on will be a highlight of this season," West Ottawa coach Kaitlyn Lawton said.
West Ottawa 3, Jenison 2
The Panthers won their second five-set OK Red match in a row on Thursday, topping the Wildcats 25-19, 19-25, 25-15, 11-25, 15-12.
The Panthers closed out the first set in a confident manor making a run after a point for point match. The next three sets were lopsided each way as each set went back and forth. The final set the team went down 3-9. With a complete team turn around and mentality, the team stormed back with confidence and intent and took the final 15-12.
West Ottawa sits in second place in the conference right now at 4-1.
Holland 3, South Haven 0
The Dutch won the non-conference match 25-18, 25-11, 25-19 on Thursday.
"It was a whole team effort tonight and they all played amazing," Holland coach Kim Rumpsa said.
Leading the Dutch in kills was Jada Livingston; leading the team in blocks was Libby LeFebre; leading in assists was Makayla Peart and leading in digs was Liebbe Martinez.
Zeeland East 3, Wyoming 0
The Chix won the OK Green matchup 25-7, 25-14, 25-13 on Tuesday.
Reilly Zegunis posted 13 kills and Katie Carlson had eight. Kiria Elenbas had four aces. Morgan Mazeikis had 14 assists and Cece Huizingh had 13. Carlson had 10 digs.
Chix go 2-2
Zeeland East took third place in the Best of the West tournament on Saturday.
Cece Huizingh totaled 11 aces. Reilly Zegunis had 27 kills and Katie Carlson had 20. Carlson had 18 digs, Macey Smith ahd 14 and Elenbaas had 13. Huizingh dished out 54 assists. Brylee Selby had five blocks.
Zeeland West 3, GR Union 0
The ZW varsity volleyball team defeated GR Union in three sets (25-10, 25-5, 25-12). The Dux move to 14-5 overall and 6-1 in the OK Green.
Tuesday's game was a "Dig Pink" theme to support those who are battling cancer. The proceeds from the game will be donated to Starlite Shores Family Camp to help serve families dealing with childhood cancer.
Nevaeh Bakker hae nine kills, five aces and seven digs. Lindsey Houle had 25 assists.
Holland Christian 3, Fruitport 0
The Maroons won the OK Blue match 25-11, 25-11, 25-23 on Tuesday.
Annabel Pierce led the way with four aces and nine kills. Avery Huissman controlled the back end with 19 digs followed with a solid six kills and three aces.
"Girls played well on our side of the ball. It was a good fight till the end. Give credit to Fruitport for scrappy good defense in the third set that put us on our heels. Would love to keep working on consistent hitting, reducing those errors," Holland Christian coach Gerrit VanKlaveren said.
Hamilton 3, Middleville 0
The Hawkeyes won the non-conference match 25-22, 25-14, 25-17.
Jeralyn Hoppes had 13 kills and was boosted by some strong serving by the Hawkeyes. Jessica Berens and Hannah Glupker each had four aces and Madie Jamrog had three.
Allendale 3, Hamilton 1
The Hawkeyes lost the OK Blue matchup 25-20, 25-19, 22-25, 25-21.
Jeralyn Hoppes posted 23 kills, while Joelle Boeskool had 20 assists and 15 digs.
Galesburg-Augusta 3, Saugatuck 0
The Trailblazers lost the SAC match 25-14, 25-12, 25-14.
Alyssa Ries had six kills and five digs. Jenn Schock had 12 assists and six digs.
Saugatuck goes 2-3
At Saturday's Coloma Tournament, Saugatuck defeated Lawton 25-23, 25-16 and Coloma 24-26, 25-6 and lost to Dowagiac 25-17, 25-12, St. Joseph 27-25, 25-20 and Stevensville Lakeshore 25-19, 25-20.
Alyssa Ries had 30 digs and 10 kills. Haley Rivera had 20 digs, 18 assists and 14 kills. Jenn Schock had 18 assists, 11 aces and 10 digs. Kennedy Gustafson had nine kills and six blocks.
Saugatuck falls in tri
The Trailblazers lost to Schoolcraft 25-15, 25-11 and Constantine 35-6, 25-21.
Haley Rivera had nine digs, eight assists and four kills. Jenn Schock had nine assists and seven digs. Kennedy Gustafson had 10 kills and three blocks. Alyssa Ries had eight kills and six digs.
This article originally appeared on The Holland Sentinel: High school sports weekly rewind: Holland Christian golf, 3 individuals qualify for state