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Travis was 3 for 7 (.429) in the Regional Tournament vs. Wayland Union and DeWitt including 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Travis also played solid defense in right field and made a diving catch with 2 outs to save 2 runs.
Soccer keepers, Madison Page and Bridget Adams have shared duties throughout the season and have helped the Eagles to an undefeated Metro Season and a District Championship including 8 combined shut-outs.
Linden is proud to announce that Coach Kevin Fiebernitz was named Coach of the Year in both Boys and Girls soccer. Coach Fiebernitz's Boys' and Girls' squads went an amazing 8-0, won Metro League Championships and District Championships during this school year.
Cross Country Coach, Teresa Wright, was named as Coach of the Year in Girls' Cross Country for the second year in a row. Coach Wright led her team to a Metro League Championship, District Championship, and a 4th place finish at the State Finals this season.
Baseball coach, Steve Buerkel was named Coach of the Year for the league. The baseball skipper led his team to a co-Championship in the Metro, Championship of the Greater Flint Tournament, and a District Championship.
All coaches are selected by their coaching peers in the league for this prestigious honor. Linden Athletics is very proud of all our Coaches of the Year!!
In the Regional Semi-Final game vs. Wayland Union, Marshall Ryan started on the mound and pitched 1 inning. Ryan left the game in the bottom of the 2nd inning with Linden losing 3-1. Ryan walked 3 and gave up 3 hits. Jake Marshall relieved Ryan and picked up the win on the mound as Linden rallied, scoring once in the 3rd inning and 3 times in the 4th. Jake Marshall was solid, allowing 4 hits over 6 innings, walked zero, struck out 3 and allowed 1 earned run. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Jacob Klocek with 2 hits, while Austin Buerkel, Jake Marshall, Brady Sarkon and Travis Petts each had one hit. The runs were scored by Austin Buerkel with 2, while Jake Marshall, Jacob Klocek and Kevin Bates each scored once. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Brady Sarkon with the first 2, while Jake Marshall also batted in 2 by delivered the game timing and go ahead RBIís in the 4th inning with 2 outs and 2 strikes. The win advanced Linden into the Regional Final game following vs. Dewitt who advanced by beating Portland earlier in the day.
In the Regional Final game vs. Dewitt, Austin Buerkel started on the mound and pitched 4 1/3 innings getting the loss. Buerkel walked 1 and struck out 1. Relieving Buerkel was Tim Sines who pitched the remaining 2 2/3 innings. Sines walked 2 and struck out 2. The game was dominated by offense as Dewitt tallied 15 hits on the day, while Linden tallied 11. Entering the 4th inning, Linden lead 4-3, however, Dewitt plated 5 runs in the 4th and again scored 5 times in the 5th. After the 4th, linden only managed to score once in the 6th and one more in the 7th to conclude the scoring in a 14-6 loss. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Kevin Bates with 3 hits, while Travis Petts had 2. Also getting one hit were Jake Marshall, Brady Sarkon, Marshael Ryan, Chris Kitch, Cameron Cook and Jacob Klocek. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Jake Marshall, Marshael Ryan, Chris Kitch, Cameron Cook, Travis Petts and Jacob Klocek. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Jacob Klocek with 2, while Jake Marshall, Chris Kitch, Travis Petts and Kevin Bates each batted in one.
The Eagles conclude their season with a 23-9 record.
Brady Sarkon - Catcher
Austin Buerkel - Outfield
Jake Marshall - Infield
Marshael Ryan - Pitcher
Tim Sines - Pitcher
All District Academic Team:
Sophomore, Grace Walterhouse has been a key player for the Eagle soccer team all season. Last week, Grace scored two game winning goals to lead Linden to a MHSAA District Championship.
Jake Marshall, a junior, had an incredible week on the baseball diamond last week helping the Eagles capture the Greater Flint Championship, a Metro title and a District Championship. Jake won 2 games on the mound striking out 12 players. From the plate, Jake was 5 for 14 (.357 avg), with 3 RBI's and 3 stolen bases.
The 3200 M. relay team, consisting of Hunter Holsinger, David Doyle, Andy Bennett and Dustin Sack, took 13th place at the D2 State Track meet on Saturday taking a full 10 seconds off their best time of the season.
Sydney Jacques, senior co-captain of the softball team, has had a steady season catching for the Eagles. Last week, in the only game Linden played, Syd was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's.
This award is in it's third year and is represented by a color for the number of years the award is won. Award winners in their first year receive a RED Tuffy, 2nd year winners receive a WHITE Tuffy, and 3rd year award winners receive a BLACK Tuffy.
Full results for all 2013-14 award winners can be found by clicking on the Awards/Honors pull down menu and selecting LHS Triple-Threat winners. This is a great accomplishment and a major commitment to Linden Athletics...thanks for your dedication! Triple threat awards for underclassmen will be passed out at each team's end of the year banquet. Graduating seniors will receive their award at the Honors Assembly on June 7th.
Each athlete was honored this morning for their outstanding achievements both in the classroom and on the athletic fields. David and Sydney represented LHS in the best possible way for each of their four years of competition and will not be forgotten for their contributions. Both are in the record books at All-State athletes in Cross Country as well as Academic All Staters. Sydney was a three year, four sport athlete representing Linden in Cross, Basketball and Track. Sydney will attend the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in the fall with a major in business. David was a two sport athlete in Cross Country and Track and will study biology at Palm Beach Atlantic University in the fall.
Their coaches, parents, teachers, administration and teammates are proud of their accomplishments and wish them well in their future endeavors.
Nominees from each school are pictured above. From left to right: Fentons's Eli Cowger and Brandt Cassidy; Linden's Sydney Elmer and David Doyle; Lake Fenton's Jordan Newman and Andy Donoho; Hartland's Lindsey Pajot and Austin Eicher; and Holly's Allyssa Copley and Kyle Pepper.
The State Bank Athlete of the Year Winners were Lindsey Pajot and Austin Eicher from Hartland.
Linden now advances to the MHSAA Regional semi-final game against Lapeer West. The game will be played at Berkley High School at 5:00. Come out to support your Eagles! Directions from Linden High School to Berkley High School can be found by clicking here.
* Jake Marshall - 1st Team All-League Infielder
* Brady Sarkon - 1st Team All-League Catcher (unanimous selection)
* Austin Buerkel - 1st Team All-League Outfielder (unanimous selection)
* Marshael Ryan - 2nd Team All-League Pitcher
* Cameron Cook - Honorable Mention Outfielder
* Travis Petts - Honorable Mention Outfielder
* Kevin Bates - Honorable Mention infielder
In the First game vs. Lake Fenton, Jake Marshall started on the mound and picked up the complete game victory. Marshall allowed 9 hits, struck out 7, walked 1 and allowed 2 earned runs. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel, Jacob Klocek and Chris Kitch who each had 2 hits. Also getting a hit were Jake Marshall, Travis Petts, Kevin Bates and Trevor Banasiak. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Austin Buerkel and Jacob Klocek with 2, while run one was scored by Jake Marshall, Chris Kitch, Cameron Cook and Travis Petts. Batting in the RBIís were Austin Buerkel, Brady Sarkon and Kevin Bates with 2, while one run was batted in by Jake Marshall. Overall the Eagles outhit the Blue Devils 10 to 9.
In the Championship game vs. Ovid-Elsie, Austin Buerkel pitched the complete game, 1 hit shutout. Debate to whether a 2nd hit will be credited to Ovid-Elsie as a runner was struck by a ground ball for the 3rd out. Buerkel kept Ovid-Elsie uncomfortable all day by striking out 8, walking 2 and not allowing a run. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Jake Marshall, Cameron Cook and Jacob Klocek with 2 hits each, while Austin Buerkel and Brady Sarkon each had one. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Austin Buerkel with 2, while Jake Marshall and Jacob Klocek each scored one. Batting in the RBIís for the Eagles were Brady Sarkon with 2, while Austin Buerkel and Jake Marshall each hit in one. Overall the Eagles outhit Ovid-Elsie 8 to 1 to capture the District Title.
Madison Paige and Bridget Adams each had a save in the Eagle shut-out in goal.
The Eagles will now play Fowlerville on Thursday at 7:00 at home in the District semi-final.
In the First game, Marshael Ryan started on the mound and pitched 7 solid innings picking up the win. Ryan allowed 9 hits, 2 earned runs, walked 1 and struck out 5. Offensively the Eagles jumped on Lapeer West quickly by scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning. In the game, the hits were tallied by Jake Marshall and Brady Sarkon with 3, Austin Buerkel, Marshael Ryan and Travis Petts with 2, while Chris Kitch had 1. The runs were scored by Jake Marshall with 3, while Austin Buerkel, Marshael Ryan and Cameron Cook scored twice. Also scoring a run was Travis Rinks. Batting in the RBIís for the Eagles were lead by Travis Petts with 5, which included two clutch doubles with 2 strikes which plated 3 and 2 runners respectively. Brady Sarkon also batted in 3, while Marshael Ryan and Cameron Cook batted in 1. Overall the Eagles outhit the Panthers 13 to 9 in the contest.
In the second game, Austin Buerkel went the distance for the Eagles and pitched a shutout tying down the 1-0 victory. Buerkel allowed only 4 hits, 0 earned runs, walked 2 and struck out 4. Offensively the Eagles only managed 4 hits themselves, 2 by Chris Kitch and 1 each by Brady Sarkon and Cameron Cook. The lone run was scored by Travis Rinks on an RBI double by Cameron Cook in the bottom of the 4th inning with 2 outs.
The Eagles will now advance to Regional competition at The Nightmare in West Branch on Thursday. Congratulations to Coach Bob Stevens and the Eagles for a great preformance.
In the First game Tim Sines pitched for the Eagles picking up the complete game victory. Sines pitched a solid game, allowing 5 hits, walked 3, struck out 9 and allowed only 1 earned run. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel, Cameron Cook and Kevin Bates with 2 hits each. Also getting a hit were Jake Marshall, Brady Sarkon and Ben Baker. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Austin Buerkel with 2, while Brady Sarkon, Cameron Cook, Travis Petts, Kevin Bates and Ben Baker each scored a run. Batting in the RBIís for the Eagles were Jake Marshall with 3, Kevin Bates with 2 and Cameron Cook with one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Cavaliers 9 to 5 in the contest.
In the Second game, Kevin Bates pitched a gem, recording a six inning NO HIT shutout! The game ended in the bottom of the 6th as the Eagles walked off with a 10-0 mercy victory. Bates was fantastic, giving up zero hits as stated, walking 4 and striking out 8 batters in six innings. Offensively, the Eagles were lead by Jake Marshall and Marshall Ryan with 2 hits each. Also getting a hit were Austin Buerkel, Brady Sarkon, Cameron Cook, Travis Petts and Jacob Klocek. Scoring runs for the Eagles were Jake Marshall with 4, while Austin Buerkel, Brady Sarkon, Marshael Ryan, Travis Petts, Jacob Klocek and Travis Rinks each scored one. Batting in the RBIís for the Eagles were Marshael Ryan and Cameron Cook with 2, while Austin Buerkel, Jake Marshall, Chris Kitch and Jacob Klocek each had one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Cavaliers 9 to 0 in the contest.
All 9 starters had a hit for the Eagles in game 1 - 14 hits total. Ty Hoeberling led the attack with 3 hits. Logan Steiert (2 RBI), Aaron Sarkon, and Noah Pearce each had 2 hits. Getting single hits for Linden were Cole Sarkon, Sawyer Benge, Bailey Davis (2 RBI), Lucas Marshall, and Nick Rossow. Aaron Sarkon pitched 5 strong innings to get the victory. He struck out 9 Carman batters. Conor Faught pitched a scoreless 6th inning and struck out 1.
Linden batters had 10 more hits in game 2. Bailey Davis, Gabe Nosek, and Conor Faught (3 RBI) each had 2 hits in the game. Also getting hits in the game were Chase Coleman, Trey Link, Ryan Johnston, and Brendan Buerkel.
Gabe Nosek pitched a 5 inning shutout, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 10 batters.
Linden committed 7 errors in game 1 to give away a game in which they led much of the time. Byron scored 6 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning, which ended up being the final inning due to a time limit on the game.
Ryker Rivera had a double and a triple to lead the Linden hitting attack.
Also chipping in with hits were Noah Pearce, Ty Hoeberling, Gabe Nosek, and Jakub Gagne.
In game 2, Linden once again jumped out to a lead. Byron fought back again, but Linden was able to hold on to the win.
Bailey Davis had 2 singles and a double to lead the hitting attack.
Logan Steiert, Lucas Marshall, Jamon Link, Aaron Sarkon, Brendan Buerkel, and Nick Rossow each collected 1 hit.
Steiert had 3 RBI as well.
Ryan Johnston got the win for Linden, going 3 innings and allowing just 1 earned run.
Bailey Davis pitched the final 4 outs to record a save.
The loss for Byron was their first of the season. They are now 18-1 on the season.
Seniors Zach Sutika and Alec Bond each earned First Team All Metro honors for their scores at the tournament. Sophomore Trevor Sundrla was named to the Second Team All Metro Team and Tyler Ziccardi earned Honorable Mention honors.
Congratulations to Coach Stevens and the Boys Varsity Team on a successful season. Best of luck to the team as they travel to Lapeer to complete in the MHSAA District tournament on Thursday.
The JV baseball team traveled to Lapeer West on Tuesday night and swept West by identical 3-0 scores in both games.
In game 1, Cole Sarkon led Linden with 2 hits. Also getting hits were Nick Rossow, Logan Steiert, Sawyer Benge, Ty Hoeberling, and Lucas Marshall who had a double. Hoeberling, Rossow, and Benge each had 1 RBI for the Eagles. On the mound, Marshall held West to just 3 hits while striking out 4 in the complete game shutout.
In game 2, Ryker Rivera led Linden with 2 hits. One of the hits was a triple and he drove in all 3 Linden runs.
Also getting hits in the game were Logan Steiert, Cole Sarkon, and Sawyer Benge. This time it was Chase Coleman's turn to throw a complete game shutout. He struck out 5 and allowed just 2 hits in the game.
The Eagles will travel to Flint Powers on Wednesday for their last non-league match up before District play begins next week at LInden. The Eagles are now 12-3-3 on the season. Great job ladies!
Linden JV lost to Swartz Creek last night 4-1. Linden controlled the ball in Creek's end most of the game and had many more chances then them, but could not finish their shots. Last game is Wednesday at Powers.
In the first game, Aaron Sarkon had 3 hits including a double to lead Linden. Also getting hits were Logan Steiert and Conor Faught. Aaron Sarkon pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just 3 hits while striking out 6 Fenton hitters.
In game 2, Bailey Davis and Jakub Gagne managed the only hits for Linden. Gabe Nosek pitched 4 solid innings, striking out 5 batters. Ty Hoeberling pitched the last inning, striking out 1 batter.
Alia had a big week with three goals and one assist to lead the undefeated Eagles to a pair of league victories to earn a share of the Metro League Championship.
For the week Austin was 9 for 14 hitting (.643 avg) including 6 RBI's and 4 runs scored. Also 2 stolen bases and 4 walks. Ob% of .720 for week. Austin is currently 1st on the team for season (or tied for first) in avg, HR, triples, doubles, ob%, hits, stolen bases, RBI's, Runs scored and walks.
Senior, Alyssa Logie pitched a 1 hit shutout against Metro League Lapeer East. Getting the 13-0 win she struck out 2 and walked none. On the week she hit .426, scored 4 runs and drove in 1 with a .500 obp. Alyssa was a big contributor in Linden's 3-1 record this week.
Alex Kissel, a senior, has been a mainstay for the Eagle track program for the past four years. Improving steadily each year, Alex finished in 2nd place at Regionals this weekend in the discus with a toss of 135'5" to qualify for the State Meet.
In game 1, Linden scored 5 runs in the top of the 7th inning to tie the game, only to see East score in the bottom of the 7th to win the game. Getting hits for Linden in the game were Logan Steiert, Aaron Sarkon, Sawyer Benge, Trey Link, and Bailey Davis with a double. Trey Link and Chase Coleman combined on the mound in the losss.
Game 2 was a different story as the Eagle bats came alive. Lucas Marshall, Gabe Nosek, and Conor Faught (double) each had 2 hits in the game. Getting 1 hit each were Ryker Rivera, Cole Sarkon and Jakub Gagne.Faught had 3 RBI and Rivera had 2 RBI. Lucas Marshall pitched the first 4 innings, striking out 3 batters and allowing just 1 hit in getting the win. Sawyer Benge pitched a scoreless 5th inning and had 1 strikeout.
JV Baseball at Lapeer West has been cancelled
(rescheduled for Tuesday May 20 at West)
JV Softball at LInden has been cancelled
(rescheduled for Tuesday May 20 at West)
Varsity Softball at Linden has been cancelled
(rescheduled for Tuesday May 20 at Linden)
Varsity Golf v Swartz Creek at SMCC has been cancelled
(rescheduled for Monday May 19 at Fenton Farms)
This is open to all athletes in grades 7-12 at a cost of only $20.00 per student.
Date: May 28th
Time: 6:00 pm
Physical Forms and parent permission slips are available in the athletic office or can be downloaded by clicking here.
Cash or check made payable to Linden Community Schools is require at the time of the physical.
Cancelled for Today 5/13:
Boys' Varsity Golf at the Flint Elks.
JV Softball at Lapeer West
(reschedule for Thurs 5/15/14 at Linden)
Varsity Softball and Baseball v. Lapeer West
(reschedule Varsity Softball for Thurs 5/15 @ Linden)
(reschedule Varsity Baseball for Thurs 5/23 @ Linden)
Cancelled for Tomorrow 5/14:
Metro League Golf Tournament at Fenton Farms
(rescheduled for Friday May 16 8:30 @ Fenton Farms)
Holly JV Golf Invite @ Heather Highlands
(rescheduled for Tuesday May 27)
Varsity Softball and Varsity Baseball vs Lapeer West 4:00 (DH) at Home
We are in need of parent helpers for team dinner tonight. Please call Christy.
JV Softball at Lapeer West 4:00 (DH)
Varsity Soccer (4:00) and JV Soccer 5:30 at Brandon
Varsity Golf 4:00 at Kearlsy (Elks Club)
JV Baseball at Lapeer West 4:00 (DH)
All other games as scheduled as of now.
All students will receive an electrocardiogram (ECG). An echocardiogram (ultrasound) will also be performed, if necessary.
Please spread the word and encourage parents to have their students screened. As of this morning, there are no Linden students registered for this screening.
Statistically, approximately 1 in 400 students has an undiagnosed, life threatening heart condition, so odds are that there are students in Linden schools who NEED to be screened. Each year, more than 2,000 students die due to undiagnosed heart problems. Many more have less serious heart conditions that need to be evaluated and treated by a physician. It is critical that we identify these students!
We are very fortunate to have a screening so close to us. Currently, there are only 3 screenings scheduled in the entire state – Goodrich, Muskegon, and Grand Rapids. Now is the time! Registration information is available at www.TommysHeart.org.
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Megan, a sophomore, had an excellent week on the softball diamond going 11 for 15 at the plate giving her a .733 batting average. She scored 6 runs, drove in 3, stole 3 bases, had a .789 obp. defensively playing left field. She had 8 putouts helping Linden to a league win at Holly and to get into the championship game at the Mt. Morris tournament this past weekend. Megan is a two time winner of this award winning in the Fall for volleyball.
Andy, a junior, won the Williamston Invitational in the shot put with an effort of 48'4", a 3' personal record increase. Of his 6 throws, 4 were further than his previous best.
In the First game, Jake Marshall pitched a complete game shutout picking up the win for the Eagles on the mound. Marshall gave up only 3 hits, while walking 1 and striking out zero. The Eagles played solid defense behind Marshall not committing an error in the game. Offensively the Eagles managed 7 hits. The hits were tallied by Brady Sarkon and Cameron Cook with 2, while Jake Marshall, Travis Petts and Kevin Bates each had one. The runs were scored by Cook with 2, while Jake Marshall, Travis Petts and Kevin Bates each scored one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Bronchos 7 to 3 in the contest.
In the second game, Marshael Ryan started on the mound and got the loss. Ryan pitched 4 innings, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) and scattered 4 hits, walking 2 and striking out 2. Relieving Ryan in the 5th was Tim Sines who pitched one complete inning. Before Sines relieved Ryan, the Eagles committed 3 costly errors which lead to 3 unearned runs. Sines allowed 1 hit, struck out 1 and walked zero. Finishing the game on the mound was Kevin Bates who pitched the 6th, allowing 1 hit, striking out 1 and walking zero. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel with 2 hits. Also getting a hit in the game was Jake Marshall, Brady Sarkon, Cameron Cook, Jacob Kocek and Travis Petts. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Cameron Cook and Jacob Klocek. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Travis Petts with one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Bronchos 7 to 6 in the contest.
In game 1, Sawyer Benge led the offense with 2 hits and 4 RBI. Also getting hits were Bailey Davis, Trey Link, and Tyler Hoeberling. Link also had 3 RBI.
Chris Kitch pitched the entire 5 inning game, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 2 batters.
In game 2, Cole Sarkon, Bailey Davis, Chris Kitch, Aaron Sarkon, and Nick Rossow each had a hit. Aaron Sarkon's was a walk-off single to end the game.
Aaron was also the winning pitcher, throwing a 5 inning no hitter!! He struck out 2 batters.
The 7th Grade Baseball game has been cancelled for today due to poor field conditions in Grand Blanc.
The 8th Grade Baseball games (2 5 inning games) vs Fenton will be played on the JV baseball field; the 8th Grade Softball games (2 5 inning games) vs Fenton will be played on the Varsity softball field. Both teams will begin play at 3:15 today. (Both games are AT Linden)
The JV softball team swept Clionight. Kim Freitas pitched the complete first game and managed to strike out two Mustangs. At the plate the Eagles were on fire and collectively scored 15 runs, 8 of which came in the first inning. The Eagles remained on top until the 2nd inning when Clio went ahead 9 to 8. The teams battled back and forth and in the end Linden came out victorious 15 to 14. This was quite an accomplishment for this team considering they only had nine available players on the bench. Girls stepped up and played positions that weren’t familiar with and did a great job. Top scorers were Makia Ash, Kim Freitas, Karley Kraus each scoring three runs apiece and Taylor Stoolmaker scored two runs in the first game. The other runs came from McKenzy Armstrong, Brittany Vargas, Kyra Klocek, and Alison Lossing.
In game two Kim Freitas took the mound again for the Eagles collecting four more K’s on the night. The Eagles again played together and came out strong. In the first inning Freitas, Armstrong, Stoolmaker and Kraus each scored a run. The girls held the Mustangs until the second inning when they scored their only two runs of the game. Karley Kraus and Kim Freitas managed to cross the plate again as well as Maddie Neuville, and Brittany Vargas. Linden beat Clio 8 to 2 in this game.The girls are now 3-7 on the season. The next game is home against Linden on Thursday, May 8th.
In game 1, the Eagles outhit Clio 4-2, however 3 errors and 6 walks cost them the game. Cole Sarkon, Aaron Sarkon, Ryker Rivera, and Tyler Hoeberling had the only hits for Linden. Gabe Nosek had the only RBI for Linden on a suicide squeeze bunt.Bailey Davis pitched well in the loss for Linden. Surrendering only 2 hits while striking out 4 batters.
In game 2, the offense struggled again as Linden managed just 5 hits. Cole Sarkon had 2 hits, including a double.
Also getting hits were Tyler Hoeberling with a double, and Bailey Davis and Gabe Nosek with singles. Lucas Marshall got the loss, although he struck out 6 batters in just over 3 innings. Tyler Hoeberling got the last out with a strikeout.
In the First game, Austin Buerkel started on the mound and pitched the complete game, getting the loss. Despite allowing 3 runs, only 1 was earned as the Eagles committed 2 costly errors. Buerkel allowed 9 hits, 1 walk (which was intentional) and struck out 9 batters. Offensively, the Eagles jumped off to a 2-0 lead after 3 innings but could not score for the remainder of the game. Leading the hitting attack by the Eagles was Austin Buerkel with 3 hits (including a Home Run). Also getting hits were Hunter Luchenbill with 2, while Jake Marshall, Brady Sarkon and Kevin Bates each had one. Scoring both runs for the Eagles was Austin Buerkel and Buerkel also had the loan RBI for the Eagles. Overall the Mustangs outhit the Eagles 9 to 8 in the contest.
In the second game, Marshael Ryan started on the mound and pitched 3 innings, picking up the win. Ryan allowed 3 hits, walked zero, struck out 2 and allowed 2 earned runs. Jake Marshall relieved Ryan in the 4th and pitched 2 innings. Marshall did not allow a hit, walked one and struck out one. Finishing the game on the mound was Tim Sines who pitched the 6th and 7th. Sines allowed 3 hits, walked 3 and struck out 1. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel with 3 hits, while Jake Marshall and Jacob Klocek each had 2. Also getting a hit in the game were Brady Sarkon, Marshael Ryan (which was a Home Run), Travis Petts and Kevin Bates. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Kevin Bates with 3, while Jake Marshall and Jacob Klocek scored twice. Scoring one run a piece were Austin Buerkel, Marshael Ryan, Cameron Cook, Travis Petts and Ben Baker. Knocking in the runs for the Eagles were Austin Buerkel with 4, while Jake Marshall had 2 and Hunter Luchenbill, Marshael Ryan and Kevin Bates each batted in one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Mustangs 11 to 6 in the contest.
Kyle, a senior, has been a major contributor to the success of the Eagle track program this spring. Last week, Kyle won the long jump (21-4), 110 high hurdles (17.15) and the 300M hurdles (42.72) against Lapeer West and Fenton. He also finished 4th in the long jump at the Spartan Classic with a leap of 21'4.75 to move into Linden's all time list at 4th and finished in 2nd place at the Spartan Classic in the 300 M hurdles (42.28) to move into 6th place in Linden's All-Time list.
Soccer player and sophomore, Katie Wilkowski, burnt up the back of the soccer nets last week for the Eagles. Against Brandon on Monday, Katie recorded a hat-trick against Brandon in a 4-0 shut out victory. She followed that up with four goals and an assist against Kearsley for another shut out win on Wednesday. On Friday night, Katie did nto score in our non-league game v. Fenton, but played excellent defense which held Fenton to only one goal.
Breyanna Turnipseed set a new freshman record in the 300 hurdles on Friday. Her time of 50.6 seconds is also good enough for 6th all-time in Linden history. Congratulations Breyanna!
Linden got out to a great start, scoring 4 runs in the first inning and 3 in the second inning. Bay City responded with 5 in the 3rd and 6 in the top of the sixth and final inning.
The Eagles scored 4 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come from behind and win. Ryker Rivera delivered a bases loaded single with 1 out to seal the win. Cole Sarkon had 3 hits and 2 RBI for Linden. Ryker Rivera (3 RBI) , Sawyer Benge, and Gabe Nosek each had 2 hits for the Eagles. Also getting hits for Linden were Bailey Davis, Chris Kitch, Ryan Johnston, and Jamon Link. Kitch, Sarkon, Johnston, and Davis all had doubles in the game.
Trey Link pitched well the first 5 innings. Chase Coleman pitched the 6th inning and got the win.
Linden JV beat Kearsley last night 10-0 to bring their record to 4-2. Hannah Whitted had 3 beautiful goals, Sydney Ganger, Madi Wabel and Madison Maxheimer each had 2 and Amelia Simberg put in 1. Linden's defense played strong not allowing any shots on net. The girls play Fenton .
Linden found itself trailing in game 1 until a 4 run fourth inning and 6 run sixth inning put the game away.
Bailey Davis, Ty Hoeberling, and Nick Rossow each had 2 hits in the game for Linden. Also getting hits for Linden were Aaron Sarkon (double) , Sawyer Benge, and Ryker Rivera. Hoeberling had 3 RBI and Rossow had 2 RBI. Bailey Davis was the winning pitcher. He pitched all 7 innings, striking out 7 batters.
In game 2, Linden had just 4 hits. Once again the Eagles trailed early on. Down 3-0 after 2 innings, the Eagles exploded for 4 runs in the third inning and 1 more in the fourth inning to earn the victory. Ty Hoeberling, Logan Steiert, Ryker Rivera, and Chase Coleman (double) each had 1 hit. Rivera had 2 RBI. Chase Coleman pitched the entire 5 inning game, striking out 3 batters.
In the First game, Austin Buerkel started on the mound and left the game after 2 innings with the score Brandon 1, Linden 0. Buerkel got the loss in the game, giving up 0 hits, walking 2, striking out 1 and allowing zero earned runs. Relieving Buerkel and pitching the remainder of the game was Kevin Bates. Bates gave up 4 hits, 3 earned runs, struck out 2 and walked 2. Offensively the Eagles only managed 3 hits in the game, 2 which came in the 7th inning. Getting the hits for the Eagles were Travis Petts, Marshael Ryan and Kevin Bates. The Eagles committed 6 costly errors in the game. Overall the Blackhawks outhit the Eagles 4 to 3.
In the second game, Marshael Ryan started on the mound and pitched a complete, gritty 7 inning complete game victory. Ryan allowed 9 hits, walked 2, struck out 6 and allowed 4 earned runs. Offensively the Eagles pounded out 13 hits. The hits were tallied by Hunter Luchenbill with 3, Brady Sarkon and Marshael Ryan with 2, while Austin Buerkel, Jake Marshall, Cameron Cook, Adam Tatara, Travis Petts and Travis Rinks each had one. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Hunter Luchenbill with 3, Jake Marshall with 2, while Austin Buerkel, Marshael Ryan, Cameron Cook, Adam Tatara and Travis Rinks each scored 1. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Brady Sarkon and Marshael Ryan with 3, while Hunter Luchenbill batted in 2 and Cameron Cook and Travis Rinks each batted in one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Blackhawks 14 to 9.
In the First game vs. Carman-Ainsworth, Tim Sines pitched a solid 5 innings, picking up the win. Sines allowed 2 hits, walked 2, struck out 2 and allowed zero earned runs. Relieving Sines was Travis Rinks who pitched 1 inning, walking 1 and striking out 1. Finishing the game and picking up the save for the Eagles was Jake Marshall. Marshall came into the game in the 7th inning with 2 runners on base and zero out with only a 1 run lead. He proceeded to walked 1, struck out 1 but held off the late charge by the Cavaliers to bring home the save and victory for the Eagles. Offensively the Eagles hits were tallied by Jacob Klocek with 2, while Austin Buerkel, Brady Sarkon, Marshael Ryan, Cameron Cook and Kevin Bates all tallied one. Scoring the runs for the Eagle were Cameron Cook and Jacob Klocek while the runs were batted in by Austin Buerkel and Kevin Bates. Overall the Eagles outhit the Cavaliers 7 to 2.
In the second game vs. Flint Powers, Jacob Marshall started on the mound and picked up the complete 5 inning game mercy victory. Marshall was solid, scattering 6 hits while striking out 5, walking 0 and allowing 2 earned runs. Offensively the Eagles pounded out 10 runs on 10 hits. The hits were lead by Austin Buerkel with 3, while Brady Sarkon and Adam Tatara each had 2. Also getting one hit in the game was Jake Marshall, Marshael Ryan and Travis Petts. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Jake Marshall, Adam Tatara and Travis Petts with 2 each, while Austin Buerkel, Marshael Ryan, Cameron Cook and Kevin Bates each scored once. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Brady Sarkon with 3, while Austin Buerkel had 2. Also batting in one run a piece was Jake Marshall, Adam Tatara, Kevin Bates and Travis Petts. Overall the Eagles outhit the Chargers 10 to 6.
In the opener the Eagles got up quickly scoring 2 runs in the first, 3 runs in the second, and 1 run in the third inning to build up a 6-0 lead. Brandon came back to tie it up with 2 in the third and 4 in the fourth. Each team scored a run in the 6th. Linden scored 1 in the top of the seventh and held on for the win.
Chris Kitch led the Linden hitting attack with 3 hits and 3 RBI.
Cole Sarkon and Aaron Sarkon each added 2 hits as well.
Also getting hits for Linden were Ryker Rivera, Sawyer Benge, Logan Steiert, and Jamon Link.
Chris Kitch pitched well the first 3 innings, striking out 5 batters - before arm soreness forced him from the game.
Trey Link pitched well in his 2 innings - striking out 2 batters.
Ty Hoeberling got the win in relief, pitching 2 innings and striking out 1.
Linden jumped all over Bloomfield Hills as well with 2 runs in the first and second innings to build up a 4-1 lead. But the bats went silent after that and that doomed the Eagles.
Tyler Hoeberling had 2 hits in the game.
Bailey Davis and Logan Steiert each had 1 hit.
Lucas Marshall pitched well in 5 & 1/3 innings - allowing just 3 hits while striking out 7 batters.
Aaron Sarkon pitched the last 2/3 of the last inning and struck out 1 batter.
In the Second game, the Eagles battled and held off the Hornets to a 2-1 victory. Pitching and getting the win was Marshael Ryan who pitched a complete game 6 inning victory. Ryan allowed only 2 hits, while striking out 3 and allowing zero earned runs. Offensively the Eagles managed 7 hits, including 3 by Brady Sarkon, 2 by Adam Tatara and one each by Marshael Ryan and Kevin Bates. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Jake Marshall and Hunter Luchenbill. Overall the Eagles outhit the Hornets 7 to 2 in the contest.
In game 1, Cole Sarkon and Nick Rossow(double) each had 2 hits to lead Linden. Rossow also had 2 RBI. Also getting hits in the game were Bailey Davis, Chris Kitch, Aaron Sarkon (double), and Logan Steiert. Bailey Davis pitched all 7 innings, allowing just 5 hits while striking out 11 batters.
In game 2, Logan Steiert had Linden's only hit. Chase Coleman, Conor Faught, and Ty Hoeberling each pitched for the Eagles in the game.
Kyle Korman, a junior, finished in 2nd place out of 15 schools and 45 competitior in the shot put at the MSU Tru Team Invitational. Kyle's put of 44'8 was a lifetime best by more than a foot.
Rebecca McDonald, a senior, won both the 60M hurdles at 10.1 and the long jump at 16-0. Both are now indoor records for Linden High School.
Maddie Zayan, a freshman, scored a important goal in the Metro opener against a
tough Fenton team to help the Eagles to a 1-0
win over the Tigers on the road.
Justin McKenzie, a senior, broke his own school
record in the pole vault at 14-6, enroute to taking first place v.Holly and Brandon.
Senior golfer Zach Suitka earned medalist
honors by carding a pair of 39's in Metro
League matches v. Holly and Brandon last
week at Spring Meadows and Heather
Speedster Samantha Greene, a junior, won both the
100 and 200M dashes as well as anchored the 4x100 and 4x200 relays to beat Holly for the first time in 11 years.
Game 1 was a tight affair until the Eagles broke it open with 8 runs in the bottom of the fifth - putting the lead at 10 and invoking the mercy rule. All 9 players hit safely in the game, with Sawyer Benge collecting 2 hits and 4 RBI. Also getting hits in the game were Tyler Hoeberling, Luke Marshall, Logan Steiert, Conor Faught, Gabe Nosek, Trey Link, and Ryker Rivera.
Luke Marshall got the win on the mound, going 4 innings and striking out 6 batters. Ty Hoeberling pitched a perfect 5th inning, striking out 2 at getting the save. Game 2 was a shootout with the Eagles scoring a run in the bottom of the 5th to pull out the victory.Bailey Davis and Chris Kitch each had 2 hits to lead the Eagles. Also getting hits in the game were Cole Sarkon, Aaron Sarkon, and Brendan Buerkel. Ryan Johnston, Sawyer Benge, and Aaron Sarkon each pitched in the game, with Aaron Sarkon getting the win in relief.
Coach Lawhorne has set a goal of breaking 3 hours (about 6:51 per mile).
Eagle fans, please follow along and support Coach in the Boston Marathon. #bostonLawhorne
In the second game, Linden cruised to a 10-4 victory sparked by a 9 run offensive explosion in the 2nd inning. Starting on the mound was Marshael Ryan who pitched a solid 4 1/3 innings. Ryan recorded 3 strike outs, walked 2, gave up 4 hits and allowed 3 earned runs. Finishing on the mound was Kevin Bates who recorded the last 2 outs in the shortened 4 ½ inning contest. Bates walked one batter and did not allow a hit. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Hunter Luchenbill and Adam Tatara who each had 2 hits. Also getting one hit a piece was Jake Marshall, Cam Cook, Marshael Ryan and Jacob Klocek. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Hunter Luchenbill and Jack Marshall with 2, while Austin Buerkel, Cam Cook, Trevor Banasiak, Marshael Ryan, Adam Tatara and Jacob Klocek each scored 1 run a piece. Tallying the RBI’s were lead by Jake Marshall with 3, while Adam Tatara had 2 and Austin Buerkel, Cam Cook, Marshael Ryan and Hunter Luchenbill each batted in one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Dragons 8 to 4 in the contest.
Linden won the first game 14-3 and lost the second 5-4.†The bats started slowly in game 1, as Creek held a 2-1 lead after 4 innings. The Eagle offense exploded from there, scoring 5, 2, and 6 runs in the last 3 innings respectively.†Chris Kitch and Nick Rossow each had 3 hits including a double. Aaron Sarkon, Logan Steiert, and Bailey Davis (2 RBI) also chipped in 2 hits. Rossow and Sarkon each had 3 rbi as well. †Also getting hits for Linden were Chase Coleman, Conor Faught, and Cole Sarkon. †Bailey Davis got the win on the mound, going 5 innings. He allowed just 3 hits and struck out 6 Creek batters. Trey Link pitched the final 2 innings, striking out 2 batters.
Game 2 saw the Eagles get out to a 4-0 lead, only to let it slip away in the last 2 innings. Linden actually outhit Creek 6-4 for the game, but could not get the key hit when they needed it. †
Aaron Sarkon had 2 hits to lead the Eagle attack. Kitch had a double and 2 walks. Also getting hits in the game were Tyler Hoeberling, Logan Steiert, and Sawyer Benge.†Sarkon pitched the entire game, striking out 3 in 4 & 2/3 innings and too the loss.
There will be indoor practice at King Par on Wednesday, March 19th from 4-9. Please contact Coach Stevens if you will be attending.
Softball: Next practice will be on Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 in the gym.
Baseball: Next practice will be on Friday at 5:30 in the gym.
Soccer: Next practice will be on Friday. Meet at 7:15 at student parking lot entrance.
Track: Practice Friday at 2:45 in the gym.
Parent Meeting @ 5:00 Tuesday 3/18 in the LHS Cafeteria
Golf: Friday: Mandatory meeting in the Sr. Commons at 3:00. Bring your try-out cards.
In order to receive a tryout card you must have a current sports physical (dated after April 15, 2013), an athletic emergency form, and an athletic handbook form all filled out and signed by your guardian. These forms can be found on the athletic web site at lindenschools.org under Forms and Handbook.
If you played a winter or fall sport, all fees, uniforms, and equipment must be turned in before you will be issued a tryout card for the spring season.
Bailee has been a four-year member of the cheer squad for the Eagles. She has been an important part of both the sideline and competitve seasons for Linden. Recently, Bailee was named to the Second Team All Metro Competitive Cheer Squad.
Brendan, a forward for the Linden/Fenton Griffin Hockey team, scored two goals on Saturday night to lead the offense in a 6-7 overtime loss to Gladwin.
Congratulations to our Eagles!
Down 11-2 after one quarter, we stormed back, outscoring Lake Fenton by 28 points in the final 3 quarters.
Leading scorers were Madison Maxheimer with 20 and Bridget Adams with 15. Maya Gossett had 6 on 6 of 12 free throws. Lauren Klein scored 6 and Bella Blank had 4 points and 3 steals. Also scoring with 2 each were Emily Williams and Courtney Cates. Our last game is tonight at Lapeer West. Our record so far is 7-9.
Russell Carney rolled games of 188 and 215 to take his point against Holly in a league match last week. Also selected was Kevin Case who took 12 place in a Flint Metro League singles tournament with a 581. Both young men will join their team in representing LHS at the Regional individual and team bowling tournament this week in Owosso. Good luck to all!
All 10 players scored for LInden in the game.
Leading scorers were Austin Malkin with 12, Hunter Michael with 10, and Noah Pearce with 8.
Also scoring were Jamon Link and George Shebby with 6 each, Gavin Lund and Trevor Varner with 5 each, Cole Sarkon and Aaron Sarkon with 3 each, and Josh Beil scoring 2 points.
The team is 12-1 on the season.
The Eagles held an 8 point advantage at halftime and then outscored Creek 19-10 in the third quarter to put the game away.
High scorer in the contest was Hunter Michael with 22 points.
Aaron Sarkon added 12 and Gavin Lund netted 10 points each.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Cole Sarkon with 7, Trevor Varner with 4, Jamon Link with 3, Josh Beil with 2 and Austin Malkin with 1.
The Eagles are 11-1 for the season now.
5:00 Linden v. Holly
6:00 Fenton v. Holly
7:00 Linden v. Fenton
Austin Maxheimer lead all scorers with 9. Tyler Hoeberling and Bailey Davis had 8 each. Nick Rossow and Ray Ballard each contributed 3. Adding 2 points each were Conor Faught, Logan Steiert and Nolan McDonald.
Linden Goes To Clio For Win
Tyler Hoeberling lead the charge with 16. Austin Maxheimer contributed 11. Logan Steiert and Bailey Davis added 7 each. Conor Faught and Nolan McDonald each put up 4 and Trey Link had 3.
Zach was 6-1 on the week with a huge pin against his Swartz Creek opponent to win the dual for Linden at the Swartz Creek Invite. Zach was able to stick the pin only :16 seconds into the match. Zach went on to post a 4-1 record on the day. Overall, Zach is 25-5 on the season.
Alyssa Logie posted some big numbers to lead the Eagles on the basketball court this past week. Alyssa had 21 total points, grabbed 18 rebounds, had 6 steals and an assist.
night at Linden the girls varsity played Lapeer West and lost 57 to 38. Bri Holscher had 8 points, Taylor Smith also had 8 points. Alyssa Logie had 9 rebounds and 5 points. Rachel Starrs had 5 points.
Logan Steiert had 14. Tyler Hoeberling and Nick Rossow contributed 9. Nolan McDonald, Bailey Davis, Trey Link and Ray Ballard each added 2.
Linden JV Basketball Gets Win Over Kearsley
Led in scoring by Conor Faught with 12. Tyler Hoeberling had 9. Nolan McDonald and Nick Rossow had 6. Logan Steiert added 5 and Trey Link added 2 more.
Cole Sarkon led all scorers with 14 points. Also scoring for Linden were Hunter Michael with 9, Gavin Lund with 7, Josh Beil with 6, Aaron Sarkon with 5, George Shebby with 4, Trevor Varner with 3, and Austin Malkin and Nick Rinks with 2 each. The team is now 7-1 on the season.
Taylor Smith, a sophomore, led the Eagles on the basketball court with 40 points; 10 assists; 13 rebounds; and 10 steals in games against Lake Fenton and South Lyon.
Logan Skinner bowled a 218 to help take his point and help his team win the match against Clio.
Senior Collin Hoeberling had 40 point; 7 rebounds; 9 steals; and 6 assists in two competitive losses against Holly and Fenton.
Austin McNeil has led the Eagle wrestling squad all season with a 21-4 record. This week, Austin had two big wins over Lapeer West and Swartz Creek at both the 215 and Hwt division.
Congratulations to our Eagles!
Record now 3-5. Next game Holly home Monday.
Aaron Sarkon with 13, Hunter Michael with 12, and Gavin Lund with 10 led the way for the Eagles. Also scoring for Linden were Nick Rinks with 7, Jamon Link with 6, Cole Sarkon with 5, Josh Biel with 4, Austin Malkin with 2 and Noah Pearce, Trevor Varner, and George Shebby each scored 1.
Leading scorers Tyler Hoeberling and Logan Steiert had 7 points each. Nick Rossow added 6 points. Austin Maxheimer and Trent Strang each had 2. Conor Faught added 1 point.
Linden JV Basketball Loses to Creek
Leading scorer Tyler Hoeberling had a great night with 14 points. Conor Faught played very well adding 12 points. Austin Maxheimer added 5 while Trent Strang had 4. Logan Steiert and Nick Rossow each had 3. Nolan McDonald and Bailey Davis contributed 2 each.
Linden JV Basketball Loses at Brandon
Leading scorer Trent Strang had 14 points. Nolan McDonald did a great job handling the ball and added 9 points. Logan Steiert had 5 while Conor Faught had 4. Nick Rossow had a 3 pointer. Tyler Hoeberling and Bailey Davis contributed 1 point each.
The JV team lost to undefeated Flushing 31-36 on Thursday. Madison Maxheimer had 9 points and 3 steals, Megan Kenney had 8 points, and Alexis Brandt 5 points, including 3 for 3 at the free throw line. Also scoring were Melissa Prise (4), Sterling DeGayner (3) and Maya Gossett (2). Melissa Prise led the rebounding with 5. That evens the JV record at 3-3, and our next game is at Powers on January 4 at.
The freshman girls played tough, but lost to a talented Flushing team 25-46. Karly Krause had 9 points, Bella Blank and Taylor Stoolmaker each had 8 in a 25-46 loss to Flushing at home on Thursday night.
Leading the Eagles in scoring were Cole Sarkon with 19 and Hunter Michael with 15. Also scoring for Linden were Aaron Sarkon and Jamon Link with 6 each, Gavin Lund with 2 and Austin Malkin with 1.
The Eagles got off to a rough start, trailing 16-13 after 1 quarter.
Over the next 2 quarters Linden outscored Brandon by a 23-6 margin. Brandon was able to cut the lead to 7 with under a minute to go, but a key free throw by Nick Rinks sealed the victory.
Nine Eagles scored in the game with Hunter Michael leading the way with 13 and Gavin Lund and Austin Malkin with 8 each. Also scoring were Jamon Link and Cole Sarkon with 6 each, Josh Beil with 5, Trevor Varner with 2, and Aaron Sarkon and Nick Rinks with 1 each.
Linden is now 2-0 on the young season.
3-pointer by Maya Gossett.
Olivia Kirkey led the rebounding with 13, while Maya Gossett had 8. Maddie Maxheimer had 7 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists.
The team is now 3 - 0 and travels to Brandon on Friday.
Leading scorers for Linden were Cole Sarkon with 12 and Hunter Michael and Gavin Lund with 10 each.
Also scoring for Linden were Austin Malkin with 4, Trevor Varner and Jamon Link with 3 each, and Aaron Sarkon with 1.
Coach Skinner had this to say about his young grapplers: "I was very impressed with our performance today as we started 6 freshman and they responded well. This squad is extremely young, in previous years we've had young wrestlers in the line-up here and there but in my 15 years as the head coach, I never remember starting 6 freshman, even with our good squads. There is room for improvement but what's nice is these young men have experience under their belt as they've all been club kids. With wrestling as competitive as it is today, this is almost a necessity if you're going to start as a freshman. The day was good and although we lost a tight one, we had 3 starters out of the line up that will make an immediate impact."
- Blake Bloomfield
- David Doyle
- Jacob Klocek
- Alyssa Logie
- Rachael Starrs
- Michael Ziccardi
The JV girls beat South Lyon 25 to 10 to improve their season record to 2-0. Linden led 12-2 at halftime because of some awesome defense led by Lauren Klein, Melissa Prise, and Madison Maxheimer. All of our scoring came from Sterling DeGayner (12), Bridget Adams (7) and Maxheimer (6). The Eagles are now 2-0, and our next home game is Tuesday vs Lapeer East.
The Varsity team beat South Lyon 51 to 43. Taylor Smith had 17 points 6 steals and 6 assists. Bri Holsher had 13 points. Alyssa Logie had 10 points and 9 rebounds. Lindens defense came up with 19 steals and had 14 assists. A well played game by all.
The girls basketball teams opened the 13-14 season at home last evening. The Freshman girls played a very tough Rochester Hills Stoney Creek team, losing 44-19.
The JV girls basketball team opened their season with a thrilling 39-37 overtime win over neighboring Lake Fenton. The Eagles methodically built a 31-20 lead after three quarters, but the Devils scrambled back to tie it in regulation at 35-35.However, the Eagles prevailed, thanks to a pair of free throws by Sterling DeGayner and the winning basket from Bridget Adams.DeGayner led the scoring with 14, and Adams had 8. Also scoring were Madison Maxheimer (7), Melissa Prise (4), and three each from Courtney Cates and Maya Gossett.
The varsity team beat Lake Fenton 48 - 44. Taylor Smith led all scorers with 23 points. She was 11 for 14 from the free throw line, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. Bri Holscher had 9 points, 4 steals. Sydney Elmer, Sam Greene and Alyssa Logie all had 4 points. Alyssa had 7 rebounds and 5 steals.
Game time this Wed, Nov 20 at 8pm on Griffins Home Ice!
Join the Metro League Griffins (Fenton and Linden High School) as they kick-off the 2013-14 Regular Hockey Season against the Alliance (Lakeville, North Branch, Dryden and Goodrich High Schools).
$5.00 tickets at the door and enter into the 50/50 drawing to benefit the Metro League Griffins hockey team.
Sydney Jacques, a senior setter, led the volleyball team to the District semi's last week. Sydney had 2 kills, 2 blocks, 16 digs, 34 assists, and was 24-24 serving with 2 aces.
Austin McNeill, a junior lineman for the Eagle football team, was selected by his coaches as the "Lineman of the Year" to receive the State Bank honors for athlete of the week. Austin was also selected by the Metro coaches to the All-League first team.
Another football Metro First-teamer, Cameron Cook, connected for two game winning field goals in the last three weeks of the season. Cameron, a senior, was 6 for 9 in FG's on the season and 32/34 on extra point attempts.
Additionally, the team also earned Academic All-State status. For a team to achieve Academic All-State, the team must compete in the state final race and five of the seven competing runners must have an average GPA of more than 3.2.
as a Divsion 2 First Team All-Stater, an even more impressively, to the 2013 Boys Soccer DREAM TEAM. This team is comprised of the very best players from each Division in the state. Congratulations Zach on a terrific accomplishment and career at LHS.
First Team All-Metro: Zach Bakos, Kevin Wright, Collin Hoeberling, Ben Thornton
Second Team All-Metro: Tyler Ziccardi, Timo Schriener, AJ Brasseur
Honorable Mention: Kyle Frederick, Nolan McDonald
Coach of the Year: Kevin Fiebernitz
Linden was well represented on the Division 2 All-District team with the following players receiving selection:
Zach Bakos, Aj Brasseur, Kyle Frederick, Collin Hoeberling, Norlan McDonald, Timo Schriener, Ben Thornton, Kevin Wright, and Tyler Ziccardi.
Moving on to receive Dision 2 All Regional honors were Zach Bakos, Collin Hoeberling, Ben Thornton, and Kevin Wright.
Taylor Ovington, a senior middle hitter, had a fantastic week for the Eagles. On Tuesday, she went 14-14 hitting with 8 kills (0.357 kill average), 4 blocks, 5 digs, and served 9-9 with 1 ace. On Saturday, she went 50-59 hittling with 28 kills (o.322 average), 11 blocks, 24 digs, and went 25-25 serving with 5 aces.
Jake Marshall, a junior punter and linebacker, had 14 tackles, 6 solo and 5 for negative yards to help the Eagles to a play-off win against Lapeer West on Friday. In addition, Jake had 3 important pass break-ups to help secure the victory.
Scott Schultz, a senior, has been on the cross country team throughout his time at Linden High School. He worked hard for the last four years and finally made the varsity squad as a senkior. On Saturday, Scott ran in the State Finals for the first time. He finished the race as our 5th man in 17:12.0, which was only 5 seconds off his lifetime personal record on a day when course conditions dictated slower times.
Last year Linden volleyball team made the jump to Class A, and fell to Grand Blanc in the first round of districts.This year the team beat Grand Blanc 16-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-20. “It was pretty important for the kids to get past the first round this year,” Linden coach Cori Mason said. “It was about the same as last year – a very competitive match. In the end we made fewer errors.” Rebecca McDonald led the Eagles with 13 kills and three blocks, followed by Bridget Adams with 12 kills, Niki Sargent, 11 kills and Tayler Ovington, 10 kills. Sydney Jacques had 20 assists. “Kills were pretty even across the board,” Mason said. “Every kid played, and every kid contributed. It was a good win for us.” Linden faces Fenton on Wednesday, at Fenton. The Tigers advanced on a bye. “They’re a tough team,” Mason said. “It’s going to be a tough match. We lost to them in three the first time we played them this year, so we’re hoping to at least give them a more competitive match, for sure.”
Try-out Cards for the Winter 13-14 season will be issued beginning Tuesday November 5 in the HS athletic office.
In order to receive a tryout card, all athletes will need to submit the following:
1) current physical dated after 4/15/13. Download a copy of the physical form by clicking here.
2) emergency form. Dowload a copy of the emergency form by clicking here.
3) signed 2013 LHS Athletic Handbook form. The handbook can be viewed online by clicking here, and the signature form can be downloaded here.
4) all obligations to the athletic department must be cleared (all fees paid; all uniforms and warm-ups returned; all borrowed training room materials returned)
5) academic eligibility will be verified by the AD
No student will be allowed to try-out or practice with a team until they present the coach with a valid tryout card.
Soccer coach Kevin Fiebernitz and girls cross country coach, Teresa Wright have been selected by their colleagues as "Coach of the Year". Both coaches led their teams to excellent seasons, each winning conference championships, and finished in the top 4 teams in the state in post season competition. Fiebernitz led his Eagle squad to an undefeated Metro season and a 24-2 overall record. Coach Fieb became the winning-est soccer coach in Mid-Michigan with his 558th victory at the end of the regular season. He can add four more wins to that total following a District Championship run and a Regional semi-final win over Petoskey before falling to eventual state champions East Lansing in the Regional final.
In just her third season at the helm of the Eagle girl's cross program, Teresa Wright was named the FML Girl's Cross Country coach of the year for the second season in a row. Linden finished first in each of the Metro league jamborees during the season and ran away with the league title, again for the second year in a row. The young team showed amazing improvements throughout the season winning not only the league title, but also the Linden Classic, Kayla O'Mara Invite and defended their Regional Championship. The team finished 4th overall in the Division 2 State Finals at MIS on Saturday. Congratulations to both our coaches!!
The greatest finish by a Linden Girl's Cross Country team happened Saturday, November 2, at MIS in Brooklyn. Leading the team across the finish line was McKayla Guy-16th place (19:11). Following McKayla was Sydney Elmer-50th (19:47), Jordan Holscher-51st (19:48 lifetime PR), Savannah Ferrara-58th (19:52), Courtney Davis-155th (20:59), Taylor Ganger-178th (21:14) and Maya Gossett-189th (21:33). This group of very strong ladies set a new Linden High School record for team placement at the Division II State Finals XC Meet. The team finished in 4th place (only 11 points shy of 2nd and 3 poings from 3rd place) overall out of a field of 27 teams and 246 runners. Fighting through mud and some sloshy course conditions, the team fought hard throughtout the entire race. All were covered in mud demonstrating sheer determination and fortitude. Read addional stories on the meet: TC Times mLive
Despite the unfavorable weather, McKayla Guy charged across the finish line placing 16th overall out of a field of 246 runners at the MHSAA Division II Cross Country State Finals on Saturday at MIS in Brooklyn. With this amazing accomplishment, she earned All-State honors. After missing out last year by just a few spots, she was determined to be on the stage this year. She went out quick and never slowed enduring some very adverse course conditions. Coming down the straightaway, she allowed no one to pass her. Covered in mud, she posted a time of 19:11 at the finish line.
On ice tryouts are at Hartland Sports Center as follows:
Tues. Nov 5th 4:30--5:50 PM
Thurs Nov 7th 4:45--6:05
Fri Nov 8th 4:45--6:05
Linden will now play Metro League rival Lapeer West on Friday at 7:00pm at Lapeer in the Division 3 pre-District game. The winner of that game will advance to play the winner of DeWitt and Haslett.
Complete Division 3 brackets can be found by clicking here.
There is always a first time for everything. Sophomore McKayla Guy delivered her first ever high school win at the Regional Cross Country Meet on Saturday, October 26. Going into the third mile, she was just behind the leader. While pacing herself throughout the rest of the race, she made her move through the trails and never gave up for a first place finish running a season PR of 19:09. Sydney Elmer (3rd-19:44), Jordan Holscher (6th-19:59), Savannah Ferrara (7th-19:59), and Courtney Davis (12th-20:33) all received individual honors finishing in the top fifteen. Taylor Ganger and Maya Gossett placed 19th and 20th respectively, with Maya setting a lifetime PR of 21:13. With a low score of 29 points, the team is bringing home a second consecutive regional trophy- first time in Linden history for the girl's XC program.
The 24-1 and #2 state ranked Eagles will now face the #4 ranked East Lansing in the Regional Final game on Saturday at 5:00 at Fenton High School.
Noah led the Eagles to a win over Lapeer East on Friday with 16/23 for 203 yards of passing and two TD's. He also ran for 107 yards on 19 carries. On defense, Noah had 4 tackles and 3 pass break-ups.
Tyler has been a solid contributor all season long for the 23-1 Eagle soccer team. In addition to a Flint Metro League Championship, Tyler had a goal and three assists this week to help the Eagles to a MHSAA District Championship with wins over Holly, Brandon and Fenton.
The Eagles will play Petoskey in the Regional Semi-Final game at 5:00pm at Midland High School. Directions to the field may be found by clicking here.
|Remaining Football Schedule|
Due to schools dropping their sub-varsity football teams, we have made several changes to the first published football schedule. Below is an updated list of remaining games and times at all levels:
Jeremiah was Linden’s third finisher at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational on Saturday morning. He finished the race in 16:45.4, a lifetime best, and good enough for 11th place overall.
On Saturday,at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational, Junior Savannah Ferrara ran an amazing time of 20:22 to help the Linden Eagles Cross Country team take home a first place victory in the large school division. She placed 7th overall out of a field of 56 runners.
In two games this week, Timo had two goals and three assists to help our team break a school record for the most wins in school history at 20-1-0.
Senior David Doyle set a season PR with a time of 16:32 to take 21st place in a field of 283 runners at the Portage Invitational to lead the Eagles to a 4th place finish.
Sophomore, Niki Sargent had 17 kills on 32 attempts with only 4 errors (.406 kill efficiency), 3 aces, 3/3 passing on serve receive, 8 digs, and 1 block in one match against Lapeer West.
Garrett Beaudry, a senior, had 7 catches for 77 yards, on TD, 1 rush for 16 yards and 6 tackles in our 35-34 Homecoming win over Flint Southwestern.
Sophomore, Jordan Holscher placed 35th out of 279 runners to help the Lady Eagles place second out of 40 teams from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio at the Portage Invite with a lifetime personal best time of 20:06.
Senior defender, AJ Brasseur, is a mainstay on the 18-1 Eagle soccer team that has recorded nine shutouts so far this season for the 2nd ranked Eagle soccer team. This week, AJ had an assist in our win over Brandon and a goal in our game against East.
Competing against 39 other teams from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, the Lady Eagles Cross Country team clinched 2nd place with 161 points just behind Grand Rapids Christian with 154 points. Four of the 7 girls placed in the top 50. Out of an enormous field of 279 runners, Sydney Elmer ran a season PR of 19:11 placing 12th overall. Coming in 2nd for the Eagles, was McKayla Guy. She sprinted across the finish line in 14th place overall with a time of 19:23. Jordan Holscher and Savannah Ferrara continued to set lifetime PRs with amazing times of 20:06 and 20:14, respectively. Rounding out the front five was Courtney Davis who charged to the finish with great fortitude clocking a time of 20:28. Taylor Ganger finished sixth for the Lady Eagles with yet another lifetime PR of 21:21, and Maya Gossett finished with a time of 21:41 completing the team’s phenomenal performance at Portage. The team is looking forward to their next invitational, the Kayla O’Mara in Goodrich.
Sydney Jacques 23-23 serving with 4 aces, 10 digs, and 34 assists. Rebecca McDonald had 24 kills and Niki Sargent with 17 kills. Megan Klavitter had 20 digs and Bri Holscher with 12 digs.
3-2 on the road Monday night. Brandon scored first about mid-way through the first half to put the Blackhawks up 1-0. The Eagles didn't get on the scoreboard until early in the second half on a goal from Zach Bakos with the assist to Kevin Wright. Brandon scored again to go ahead 2-1 with 20 minutes remaining in the game. Bakos scored again, assist to Kevin Wright, just two minutes later on an assist from AJ Brasseur. Cole Birchmeier had the game winner with an assist to Wright to make the final 3-2 Eagles. Linden remains on top of the Metro at 6-0 and 17-1 overall.
The JV Eagles outshot Brandon 10-4 to earn a 4-0 victory on the road on Monday night. Josh Deighton scored twice for LInden with Tystan Hughes-LeFavour and Logan Steiert each adding a goal. Assists went to Deighton, LeFavour, Trevor Varner and Josh Beil. Jay Howard and Andrew Coppler each made two saves in goal.
The JV Football Team defeated Lapeer West 52-26 to improve to 4-1 on the season. Bailey Davis scored two touchdowns and converted on 4 extra points. Ryan Young found the endzone three times, Trent Strang twice and Nolan Hill once. Jarrett Mitchell had a nice game at quarterback with over 250 yards passing. On defense, Ryan Young had 2 interceptions and Trent Strang 1.
Congratulations to senior Zach Bakos who was selected as the Channel 12 Athlete of the Week. Zach leads the Division II 4th ranked Eagle soccer team to an outstanding record of 15-1. The Eagles are currently undefeated in Metro League Action.
ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI
Girls’ Cross Country team cruise to a 1st place victory at the second Metro Jamboree hosted by Kearsley. The girls easily won the meet with a low score of 26 points, followed by Fenton (65 points), Holly (70 points), Brandon (99 points), Lapeer West (160 points), Clio (179 points), Swartz Creek (187 points), Lapeer East (189 points) and Kearsley (248 points). Sydney Elmer did not hold back as she crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 19:22. McKayla Guy was the second Eagle in with a time of 19:52 placing third overall. Jordan Holscher and Savannah Ferrara finished fifth and sixth place, respectively, with lifetime personal bests of 20:19 and 20:21. Completing the top five for the Eagles was Courtney Davis at 21:06. Taylor Ganger and Maya Gossett also gave strong performances finishing the race with times of 21:31 and 21:37.
Ben, a junior, is the leading defender for the 14-1 Eagle soccer team who did not allow a goal this week in games against Clio, Kearsley and Southfield-Lathrup. In addition to his outstanding defense, Ben scored two goals this week and assisted on two.
Gage Smith, a junior, led the Eagle football team to a 48-17 victory at Kearsley on Friday night. Gage was 17/18 passing for 251 yards with three TD's. He also rushed for 85 yards on 17 carries and had a TD.
Mikey, a junior, ran a personal best time of 17:01 at the Linden Classic on Saturday to finish 5th overall in the large school division.
Congratulations to all our Eagles!
Hannah Joslin continued her solid play and finished off a great week by shooting an 87 to finish runner-up in the 11th grade division. This concluded a week for Joslin in which she finished either medalist or runner-up in every event she played. She was medalist in dual matches at Holly and at Brandon on Tuesday and Thursday respectively and then runner-up in her division on Friday at Davison. "I'm hitting the ball better and better as the season goes on. Once my putting improves I feel like I can start shooting lower and lower scores," Joslin said.
Makena Baldwin shot a 99, breaking 100 in her second consecutive tournament. She finished in 9th place in the sophomore class division.
The three other Eagles who participated were all Freshman, Sydney Bond, Ashley Robinson, and Kelsey Twomley. Out of the 17 freshman that played in the entire tournament, 3 of them played for Linden. The Eagles were the youngest team in the field. Bond shot a 112, holing out from a bunker on the 6th hole. Robinson posted a 132. Both of those scores counted for the tournament. Twomley gained a great deal of experience in this event and held her own on a difficult course.
Kevin, a junior, has been a major force for the #6 ranked Eagles all season. Last week he scored two goals and assisted on another as the Eagles defeated Metro opponents Fenton and Holly to soar to the top of the league standings with an outstanding 11-1 record.
Makayla, a sophomore, placed 16th overall out of 282 runners in the D1/D2 race to help the Eagles take a 2nd place finish beating 39 other teams. She set a season PR of 19:36 shaving 45 seconds from her time at this same race last year.
Alexis Oliver had 7 kills, 2 aces, and 4 digs for the Eagles in a 25-19, 25-20 league victory against Clio. Morgan Finch had 13 assists, 1 ace and 4 digs which Lauren Klein had 6 digs.
The Girls’ Cross Country team performed spectacular at the Spartan Invitational on Friday, Sept 13. Twenty Eagle runners that raced on the beautiful Forest Acres East golf course set personal records, 11 of which had life-time personal bests. The Varsity squad came in second overall in the D1 and D2 race, beating 39 other teams. With a field of 282 runners in the varsity race, Sydney Elmer led the Eagles placing 10th overall with a season best time of 19:16. McKayla Guy raced across the finish line in 16th place with a season best time of 19:36. Courtney Davis charged up the final hill crossing the line in 44th place with a life-time best of 20:12. Close by was Jordan Holscher in 55th place with a life-time best of 20:23. Savannah Ferrara broke 21:00 with a life-time best of 20:56 completing the top 5 for the Eagles. Rounding out the Eagle harriers were Taylor Ganger and Maya Gossett both of which also had life-time bests of 21:27 and 21:43, respectively. Their performance at MSU ranks as one of the best for the girls’ cross country team in Linden’s history. Next weekend the girls are looking forward to running at our Linden Classic.
The Freshman team won 25-17, 25-15, 25-23.
The JV game was cancelled due to lightening.
Linden will be back in action, on the road, on Wednesday at Holly. Click here for the mLive story on the game.
Senior Collin Hoeberling has been outstanding in goal for the Eagle soccer program for the past two seasons. Last week, Collin posted three shut-out games against Flint Powers, Riverview and Stevensville Lakeshore. Collin and his stingy Eagle defense have combined for five shut-outs so far in this young season to lead Linden to a #3 ranking in Division 2 for the State.
Sydney Elmer continues to dominate the Flint Metro League with a convincing first place run at the 1st Jamboree of the season with a time of 19:58. On Saturday, Sydney came in 5th in the very competitive Bath Invitational with a season PR of 19:35 to lead the Eagles to a second place finish.
Junior Hannah Joslin continues to improve for the Eagles young golf team. Last Friday, Hannah shot a 86 at Clio Country Club and finished 6th individually in Division II.
Congratulations to our Eagles on a fine week!
Junior Hannah Joslin played by far her best round of the season and shot an 86 that placed her tied for 6th Individually for the tournament. Joslin recorded two birdies on her card including one on the 17th hole (her 8th of the day) in which she found her ball deep in the trees and recovered with an amazing pitching wedge from 105 yards over a large pine tree and on to the green. The shot left her with a 15 foot putt which she holed for birdie
Junior Hannah Joslin and sophomore Makena Baldwin paced the scoring for the Eagles as both shot a score of 51. Both Hannah and Makena recorded pars on their 9th and final holes. Those were the only scores of par recorded by the Eagles team today.
Freshman Sydney Bond shot the lowest round of her short high school career today posting a 52. Freshman Ashley Robinson fired a 61 which was also the personal best score of her career. Sophomore Jenna Pekarek rounded out the scoring today, also shooting her personal best score for the Eagles with a 65. Jenna was playing in only her second high school match and she also shot her personal best score. For Bond and Robinson it was only their third ever match.
The Linden JV football team defeated Holly 47-24. Bailey Davis scored 3 touchdowns and converted on 3 extra pts. Nolan Hill scored twice including a TD pass and a 2 pt conversion. Jacob Cox returned a fumble for a touchdown and Trent Strang caught a touchdown pass to complete the scoring. Jarret Mitchell also had a good game throwing for over 100 yards and 4 touchdowns.
The JV Eagles also completed a shut out and outscored Powers 10-0 for a JV victory on the road. Derek Deighton was on fire with five goals for the Eagles to spark the offense. Trystan Hughes-LeFevour added two goals and Anton Richards and Jason Senia each had one goal. Assists came from Josh Beil, Hughes-LeFevour, Austin Lapham and Nick Crane. Keeper, Jay Howard, stooped four Charger shots on goal to preserve the shut out.
Senior Zach Bakos was selected for his performance on the soccer pitch last week in scoring three goals and adding a pair of assists to lead the Eagles to a championship at the Owosso Invitational.
Senior, Rebecca McDonald led the Eagle volleyball team at their own invitational with 39 kills, 8 blocks and 10 digs.
Sophomore, Courtney Davis, continues to improve in cross country and ran a
21:23 to finish 11th individually and help Linden to a 2nd place finish in the Corunna Early Bird Invitational. This time is quite an improvement over her time on the same course last season.
The JV Eagles lost a hard fought match to Hartland on Wednesday by scores of 18-25, 16-25, 25-22. Alexis Oliver had 7 aces and 9 digs for the Eagles while Morgan Fitch added 3 aces, 6 digs and 14 assists.
The Freshman team beat Hartland 25-23, 25-21 , 22-25.
Full results available here.
The Eagles will host Fenton in a non-league match up on Monday August 26th at Claude Cranston stadium. The JV's will begin at 5:00 with the Varsity team to follow immediately after.
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Eagle linemen included Andrew Kost, Andrew Roberts, Marshael Ryan, Garrett Beaudry, Austin McNeil and Kyle Korman.
Beginning September 1, 2013, VG's will begin a new program called Cash for Class. VG's Cash for Class program will be tied to the "yes" card. Please look for additional information regarding this new program in the near future. Please call me at (810) 625-3543 should you have any questions.
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Proceeds from the outing will be used to replace the scoreboards in the High School gym.
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Any questions please call: Tracy Sargent at 810-869-1372 or Susan Korman at 810-240-7884.