Local Sports: Carlson takes second despite long goal drought

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Gibraltar Carlson’s Jake Marcott and a Grosse Ile player wind up in the net along with Carlson goalkeeper Isaac Kolasa during the finals of the Woodhaven Tournament Saturday. The Marauders fell 1-0. [Photo courtesy of STEPHANIE HAWKINS]
Gibraltar Carlson’s Jake Marcott and a Grosse Ile player wind up in the net along with Carlson goalkeeper Isaac Kolasa during the finals of the Woodhaven Tournament Saturday. The Marauders fell 1-0. [Photo courtesy of STEPHANIE HAWKINS]

SOUTHGATE – You can’t win if you don’t score.

Gibraltar Carlson’s hockey team nearly defied that adage during the Woodhaven Tournament Friday and Saturday.

The Marauders went more than 90 minutes of playing time without a goal, but still managed to place second in the tournament.

“We scored two goals in the first period of the first game, then didn’t score again,” said Carlson coach Trent Begeman, whose team beat Woodhaven 3-2 in a shootout then fell 1-0 to Grosse Ile in the finals.

Gibraltar Carlson’s Tyler Watson finishes his check against a Grosse Ile player during the finals of the Woodhaven Tournament Saturday. The Marauders fell 1-0. [Photo courtesy of STEPHANIE HAWKINS]
Gibraltar Carlson’s Tyler Watson finishes his check against a Grosse Ile player during the finals of the Woodhaven Tournament Saturday. The Marauders fell 1-0. [Photo courtesy of STEPHANIE HAWKINS]

Brett Whitten and Aden Blake scored in regulation against Woodhaven then the same two shooters found the back of the net in the shootout.

Goalkeeper Isaac Kolasa was selected as the Most Valuable Player for Carlson in each game. He made 40 saves in the semifinals and 35 in the finals.

Gibraltar Carlson’s Carson Blake shadows a Grosse Ile player during the finals of the Woodhaven Tournament Saturday. The Marauders fell 1-0. [Photo courtesy of STEPHANIE HAWKINS]
Gibraltar Carlson’s Carson Blake shadows a Grosse Ile player during the finals of the Woodhaven Tournament Saturday. The Marauders fell 1-0. [Photo courtesy of STEPHANIE HAWKINS]

“We played really well defensively,” Begeman said. “Our offense didn’t generate enough chances to put us over the top. We went a long time without scoring.”

The Marauders are 6-5-3.

St. Mary Catholic Central dropped both of its tournament games – 8-0 to Grosse Ile and 8-1 to Woodhaven.

Jack Lisker scored the lone goal with assists from Griffin Worden and JJ Hawkins. Will Craiger and Owen McLaughlin took MVP game honors.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Whiteford a winner

SYLVANIA, Ohio – Whiteford’s boys basketball team went back to college Saturday.

The Bobcats who played during the holiday break in a tournament at Lourdes University, went back to that court Saturday to beat Clinton 62-40.

Whiteford (4-2) took command by outscoring Clinton 13-2 in the opening quarter and never looked back. It won every quarter.

Cole Giesige led the way with a season-high 23 points. Isaiah Joerim added 11 points and Luke Rasor 10.

Whiteford ; 13 ; 17 ; 13 ; 19 ; - ; 62

Clinton ; 2 ; 14 ; 10 ; 14 ; - ; 40

WHITEFORD: Ruddy 1 0-0 2, Hill 1 (1) 2-2 5, Joerin 4 3-7 11, Rasor 3 4-4 10, Willis 2 1-2 5, Giesige 9 (1) 4-7 23, Andrews 2 0-0 4, Waterford 1 0-0 2. Totals 23 (2) 14-22 62.

CLINTON: Tschirhart 3(1) 2-2 9, Kovach 2 0-0 4, Stockford 8 (1) 8-9 25, Gilson 1 0-0 2. Totals 14 (2) 10-11 40.

Ida falls short

JONESVILLE – Ida trailed just 37-36 heading into the fourth quarter, but faltered down the stretch and dipped to 0-4.

“We went on the road for our third game of the week and ran out of gas,” Ida coach Jared Janssen said. “Credit to Jonesville they played a great game and shot the ball very well. We made strides to get better this week, but we have to put together a full four quarters.”

Tyler Robertson led the Blue Streaks with 18 points and Nick Hovest added 11.

Jonesville ; 14 ; 14 ; 9 ; 18 ; - ; 55

Ida ; 12 ; 8 ; 16 ; 10 ; - ; 46

JONESVILLE: Berlin 1 (1) 2-2 5, Wright 9 (5) 5-7 28, Knapp 6 (1) 2-2 15, Knowler 0 1-2 1, Phifer 2 0-2 4, VanKomperr 1 0-0 2. Totals 19 (7) 10-15 55.

IDA: Robertson 7 (1) 3-3 18, Miller 2 0-0 4, Levicki 2 5-6 9, Hovest 5 1-4 11, Diedrich 2 0-1 4. Totals 18 (1) 9-14 46.

PREP SWIMMING

Two cuts for Schroeder

BELLEVILLE – Trevor Schroeder hit a pair of state-qualifying times for Dundee in the Belleville Invitational Saturday.

He qualified in the 100-yard freestyle and swam with John Swisher, Lucas Hernandez and Drew Eastman on the 400 freestyle relay. Schroeder also won the 50 freestyle and improved on the state cut he already had posted.

St. Mary Catholic Central's Drew Bylow finished first in the 200 freestyle and the backstroke.

No team scores were kept.

St. Mary Catholic Central's Drew Bylow won the 200 freestyle and the backstroke at the Belleville Invitational.
St. Mary Catholic Central's Drew Bylow won the 200 freestyle and the backstroke at the Belleville Invitational.

BOWLING

Airport girls perfect

Ryan Giese shot 201, Kasay Schook 170 and Kyla Peterson 163 as Airport’s girls ran their Huron League record to 6-0 with a 29-1 win over St. Mary Catholic Central Friday at Monroe Sport Center.

Huron beat Flat Rock 23-7 to stay a game behind Airport. Oliva Demick shot 204 and Mariah Nutter 175.

Dundee fell 26-4, but Kaylee Hovey won both of her match points.

New Boston Huron’s boys extended their league winning streak to 50 matches topping Airport 23-7 behind strong matches by Hayden Williams (219, 197) and Logan Wyszynski (218,190).

Dundee side past SMCC 18.5-11-5 for its first win of the season. Liberty Ostrander won two match points. Rachel Peladeau shot 198 and she and Aaron Ruetter won both of their match points.

Jefferson fell 24-6 to Riverview despite wins by Joe Pagano and Darren Cox.

This article originally appeared on The Monroe News: Local Sports: Whiteford boys comfortable on college floor

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