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Wrestlers Fall to Goodrich
The Linden wrestling team finished its dual meet season last night losing to state ranked Goodrich.  Although this was the most anticipated dual meet all season, the Eagles felt a crushing blow as four starters had season ending injuries: State ranked Luke Zimmerman and Patrick Kerr, sophomore Stojan Prusac, and junior Skyler Stites were all unable to compete due to injuries.  The Eagles felt it was better to focus on Individual Districts for Saturday where they look to advance wrestlers to the state meet.  Winning on the night for Linden were: Mitchell Kerr, Cade Dickson, Aaron Steedman, and Jaylin Steedman.  The Eagles finished with the third best team record in Linden history at 25-7 and everyone will be returning aside from senior Bryce Davis and Luke Zimmerman.  Individual districts will be tomorrow at Linden and wrestling begins at 9:00.  Please come out and support your Eagles as they try to advance to regionals at Imlay City. 
JV Boys Visit Brandon
The Linden JV Boys Basketball team left Brandon with a 43-33 loss. Nick Koan lead Linden scorers with 10. Corbin Sines and Blake Knox each had 7 points. Noah Giacomantonio, has been playing very good the last few games and had 6 points. Aidan McCarthy contributed 3 points.
Freshman Boys Beat Brandon
The Freshman Boys Basketball team traveled to Brandon Thursday night and came away with a 52-50 win.
The Eagles led all night, and entered the fourth quarter with a 43-28 lead.  Brandon never gave up and cut the Eagle lead to 1, but the Eagles were able to hold on.
All 10 Linden players scored in the game.
Leading Linden in scoring were Travis Klocek and Max James with 14 points each.  
Other scorers were Evan Hill and Jeff Metzger with 4 points each, Luke Kenney, Cole Wiknich, Braden Banasiak, and Hayden Mahakian with 3 each, and Cameron Finnegan and Richie Linn with 2 points each.
Varsity Girls Defeat Kearsley
The Varsity Girls basketball hosted the Kearsley Hornets last night.  This was the second match-up between these 2 teams and the Eagles came out victorious.  The final score was 40-36.  This narrow win was made possible by 2 clutch free throws by Audrey Steiert with 50 seconds remaining and by another 2 clutch free throws by Bella Blank with 23 seconds left in the game.  Sterling DeGayner led the Eagles in scoring with 13 points, followed by Audrey Steiert with 7 points.  Cam Williams, Bella Blank and Bridget Adams each contributed 6.
Gymnasts Fall to Pt Huron
The Linden/Fenton/Lake Fenton Gymnastics team suffered their first season loss of the season against Port Huron Wednesday night. LFLF scored a 138.125 against the Red Dogs 140.775. Highlights of the night were Sabra Robinson's personal best score on beam with  9.05, Blake Hutchings personal best on beam with a 9.45, Megan Losey  personal best vault with a 8.725 and Carly Kozlowski's personal best vault with a 8.625.
The team is heading to an invitational at Jackson this weekend.
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to junior Hunter Michael who has been selected as the State Bank Athlete of the Week for boy's basketball.  Hunter had 21 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, and 4 steals in two games this week against Holly and Flushing.
Wrestlers Take 2nd!
The Linden wrestling team finished second on Saturday and had a great showing at the Flint-Metro conference meet. Congratulations to champions junior Dawson Blank and senior Bryce Davis. Runner-up jr. Patrick Thomas Kerr and jr. Jaylin Steedman. Third place finishes: soph. Justin Cygnar, soph. Koleton Strauss, soph. Avery Jacobs, soph. Cade Dickson, and jr. Aaron Steedman. The team has battled injuries all season, but the boys that have stayed are not only CHAMPIONS, but they are becoming great competitors and representing the Linden Community with pride.  Great job wrestlers.
Varsity Hoops at Holly
Linden went on the road to the Metro league's top team on Friday night. Despite two long scoring droughts, Linden was able to cut a 20 point deficit down to seven points late in the 3rd quarter before a late Holly run sealed the game winning 75-54. Cole Sarkon lead with 19 points. Garrett Strang added 13 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists. Tyler Hoeberling added 9 points and 2 rebounds. Logan Steiert had 3 points and team leading 4 assists. Hunter Michael had 6 points and 3 rebounds. Gavin Lund added 4 points and 3 rebounds. After a week of going against FML's two top teams, Linden looks to rebound at Kearsley on Tuesdaynight. In the first meeting, Linden lost in overtime.
JV Girls on the Road
The JV Eagles battled hard against Holly, but fell short in the end.  They overcame Maddie Smith breaking her hand in the first half and got to within 20 to 18 with about 4 minutes to go. From there Holly outscored them 9 to 4 to beat Linden 29-22.  Eva Darling led the team in scoring with 6. Also scoring were Taylor Acox with 5, Isabel Wright with 4, Maddie Smith, Alaina Bradley and Hayley Harp with 2 and Avery Whitten scored .
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Patrick Kerr who was named the State Bank Athlete of the Week for wrestling. Patrick had a big week as he helped Linden defeat Fenton 76-4 on Wed and then was selected as the Most Valuable Wrestler of the tournament out of 15 teams for the lower weights at the Battle Creek tourney. He had all pins and one tech fall this week to imporve to 35-3 on the season and jump into #10 in the D2 rankings.
Holly Visits The Linden JV Boys
The Linden JV boys suffer a tough loss to Holly, 51-32. Trailing 15-2 at the end of the first quarter, and down 28-15 at half; the JV boys had a difficult task in front of them. Having another rough third quarter, down 41-17, the guys never gave up. Although the score does not reflect their effort, the JV Boys left it all on the court, playing very intense and scrappy defense in the fourth quarter. Nick Koan scored 15 points and added 6 rebounds along with 3 steals. Zach Horst contributed 5 points, 5 steals, 1 rebound and 1 assist. Seth Mossing and Blake Knox each had 4 points. Seth got 3 rebounds and had 1 great block. Blake had another monster rebounding night with 12 and added 3 steals as well as 2 assists. Corbin Curtis had 2 points while teammate Noah Giacomantonio also had 2 points to go along with his 8 rebounds 4 steals and 1 assist.
Linden JV Boys Host Flushing
Linden JV Boys gets revenge on Flushing, 43-27. The JV boys played great team defense and stepped up to help fill missing roles. Andrew Burns missed the game due to illness and Noah Giacomantonio stepped up for his best game of the season. Noah finished with a team high 13 points, 11 rebounds 5 steals and 1 assist. Nick Koan, Zach Horst and lake Knox each had 8 points. Nick added 8 steals, 6 rebounds and 1 assist while Zach contributed 5 steals and 3 assists. Blake added 4 steals and 3 rebounds. Aidan McCarthy got 6 points and had 4 rebounds with 2 assists.
Freshman Boys Beat Holly
The freshman boys defeated Holly Thursday night by a 37-29 score.  

Linden led throughout the game, but found the score tied at 29 with 4 minutes remaining.  
From that point the Eagles closed out the game on a 8-0 run. 

Travis Klocek led the linden attack with 10 points.  
Also scoring for Linden were Max James with 9, Hayden Mahakian and Luke Kenney scored 5 each, Richie Linn scored 4, Jeff Metzger scored 2 and Evan Hill scored 1 point.  
Varsity Hoops vs Flushing
Last night the Girls Varsity Basketball team traveled to Flushing where they were outscored by the Raiders 63-35. Sterling DeGayner led the team in scoring with 17 points, 12 of which all came in the 4th quarter.  Madison Maxheimer followed with 6 points and Erin Gillespie contributed 4. 
Varsity Hoops vs Flushing
Linden faced a tough Flushing team on Tuesday night, who is tied for 1st place in the Metro League and lost 41-56. Defensively, Linden battled hard against the size and length of the Raiders. Hard fought game all the way through, Linden was able to keep the game close despite going 0-18 from the 3 point line until Josh Beil hit a 28 foot shot with a minute left. Linden was lead by a strong performance from forward Hunter Michael who had 15 and 9 rebounds. Trent Strang added 6 points and 3 rebounds. Garrett Strang went scoreless but had 5 assists and battled tough against one of the area's best guards. Linden plays at 1st place Holly this Friday at 7:30.
Freshman Boys Lose to Flushing
The freshman boys lost to Flushing Tuesday by a 40-18 score. 

Travis Klocek and Richie Linn led Linden with 3 points each.  

Scoring 2 points each for the Eagles were Luke Kenney, Cameron Finnegan, Evan Hill, Max James, Braden Banasiak, and Hayden Mahakian.  
Griffins host Student Night

The Griffins will host Student Night on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at Hartland Sports Center. The combined Fenton Linden hockey team faceoff against Alliance, (Dryden, Goodrich, Imlay City, Lakeville). The puck drop is set for 6 p.m. Entry is free for students with athletic passes, and general admission is $5. The first 50 students will receive a free Griffins T-shirt. Spectators will enjoy a great match up between the Griffins, the league finalists, and undefeated Alliance. The Linden High School band will provide musical support. Thanks to the generosity of Fenton and Linden business owners, numerous gift certificates and other prizes will be raffled off throughout the game.


Put on your school colors for the spirit wear contest and winnings. Complimentary bussing for students is provided; see Fenton and Linden school offices for sign up. Hartland Sports Center is at 2755 Arena Dr. in Hartland.

Griffins Lose to ND Prep
Griffins lost to Notre Dame Prep Saturday night at Troy Sports Center 2-6.  Tyler Bourassa scored a goal,  Ian Crampton had an assist.
Varsity Hoops Net Wins
The Linden girls varsity basketball team had a fantastic win over Clio Friday night.  It was a close game most of the night with Linden going into the locker room at halftime down by 1.  The score was 24-25.  In the second half the Eagles began to pull away from the Mustangs.  The Eagles were up by 9 with five and a half minutes left in the 4th.  The Mustangs tried to come back and made it back within 3.  The Mustangs attempted a 3 point buzzer shot to tie up the game, but missed.   The Eagles won 45-42.  Sterling DeGayner led the teem in scoring with 13 points, Maddie Maxheimer followed with 9 and Erin Gillespie added 7.

The Linden boys faced off against Clio at home 
on Friday night and came away with a 53-43 victory. The Eagles got up early 5-2 and never relinquished the lead. Linden was able to frustrate the Mustangs defensively and out rebounded Clio 45 to 23. Linden was 5-11 from 3 in the 1st half before cooling off in the 2nd half. Linden was ice cold until Conor Faught added two huge free throws to push the lead to five, and then two big 3's from Cole Sarkon and Tyler Hoeberling to close out the game. Linden was lead by Cole Sarkon with 21 points and 5 rebounds. Logan Steiert ended with 13 points (9 for 9 free throws), 9 rebounds, 3 assists, and with the assignment of guarding Clio's best player and holding him to 10 points on 5 of 15 shooting. Tyler Hoeberling added 12 points, 6 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2 assists. Trent Strang added 8 rebounds and a steal. Hunter Michael and Jack Shore combined for 4 points and 12 rebounds. Linden has a tough week ahead against the leagues the best teams. Flushing comes to Linden on Tuesday at 7:00, and then on the road at Holly on Friday at 7:30.
Linden JV Boys Travel to Clio
The Linden JV Boys never trailed Clio and ended with a 42-32 win. Nick Koan posted 19 points, 3 rebounds and 6 steals. Andrew Burns recorded 6 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks. Aidan McCarthy had 5 points to go along with his 2 assists and 2 rebounds. Corbin Sines had 4 points, 7 steals, 4 rebounds as well as 3 assists. Teammates Zach Horst and Blake Knox each contributed 3 points. Zach had 3 assists, 2 rebounds and 4 steals while Blake added 13 rebounds, 7 steals and a season high 5 assists. Noah Giacomantonio got 2 points to go along with his 4 steals and 2 rebounds.
Freshman Boys Win
The freshman boys basketball team won a thrilling 38-37 game at Clio Thursday night.   
The Eagles trailed the entire second half, but a Travis Klocek 3 pointer at the buzzer put Linden ahead in the end.  
Max James led the scoring for Linden with 11 points.  
Also scoring for the Eagles were Travis Klocek with 7, Braden Banasiak with 6, Hayden Mahakian with 5,  Richie Linn with 4, Jeff Metzger with 3, and Luke Kenney with 2 points.  

Gymnasts Win Again
The Linden/Fenton/Lake Fenton gymnastic team celebrated another win Wednesday night with a 130.00 over St. John's 88.775. Jessica Richert of Linden had a high score on beam of 9.3, Sabra Robinson of Linden scored a 9.05 on vault. Jordan Dawson of Fenton had a 8.725 on floor and a 8.55 on vault. Carly Kozlowski of Fenton scored a 8.575 on vault and a 8.025 on bars. Megan Losey scored a 8.4 on vault. 
The teams last home meet is on February 4th at 6:00 at Hyatt Elementary school.
Wrestlers Defeat Fenton
Last night your Linden Eagles wrestling team finished out the regular season dual meets with a win over cross-town rival Fenton 76-4!   The Eagles showed their power by taking 13 of the 14 matches.  Winning on the night were: Adam Glazar, Justin Cygnar, Koleton Strauss, Caleb White, Chandler Monsey, Patrick Kerr, Dawson Blank, Bryce Davis, Avery Jacobs, John Marme, Aaron Steedman, Jaylin Steedman, and Skyler Stites.  The Eagles finished their regular season with a 25-6 record and are 6-1 in the league.  
Linden will travel to Battle Creek this weekend for the Bill Evans Memorial Tournament, good luck wrestlers and we are very proud of the season you have had!  
Patrick Kerr ranked 10th, Dawson Blank ranked 7th, and Bryce Davis ranked 6th are currently ranked in the state of Michigan in Division II.  Great job gentlemen. 
Good Bye Coach Norm
The Athletic Department joined with Coach Lawhorne to sponsor a gathering to thank Coach Normington for his many contributions to the Linden athletic department over the past several years.  Coach Seth started by offering his services as a volunteer coach five years ago, and since that time, has served as an assistant coach for cross and track, winter indoor running guru, scorekeeper, timer, announcer extraordinaire, chief photographer, and any other role asked of him.  We wish you well Coach Norm in your new endeavors and thank you for all you have done for LHS and our community.

6hrs until puck drops at Flint Iceland Arena.Griffins battle SCF for Metro League title.

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Kearsley visits Linden JV Boys Basketball
JV Boys win over Kearsley 40-37. Very distributed scoring was the theme against Kearsley, with 8 of the 10 Linden boys getting points in the contest. Blake Knox had 10 points, 9 rebounds, 4 steals and 3 assists. Corbin Sines finished with 9 points and 4 steals. Andrew Burns added 9 points, 5 rebounds and 6 blocks. Nick Koan and Noah Giacomantonio each had 3 points. Nick added 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals, Noah had 4 rebounds and 2 steals. Aidan McCarthy, Zach Horst and Seth Mossing rounded out the scoring with 2 points each. Aidan added 4 rebounds while Zach had 3 steals and 2 assists.
Linden JV Boys Host Fenton
Rivals Linden and Fenton JV Boys basketball was nothing less than great competition. Linden fell in OT 45-42. Leading scorer Corbin Sines had 17 points while Noah Giacomontonio added 8. Nick Koan contributed 6 points. Blake Knox worked very hard for his 5 and Aidan McCarthy chipped in 4. Zach Horst rounded out the scoring for the Eagles with 2 points.
Freshman Boys Beat Kearsley
The freshman boys got back on the winning track with a 52-34 win over visiting Kearsley Tuesday night.  
A slow first quarter  found the Eagles down 15-4. 
A high energy group in the second quarter turned things around as Linden out scored Kearsley 22-4 to earn a lead they would not relinquish.  
9 players scored for Linden.  
Travis Klocek led all scorers with 12 points while Richie Linn scored 10.  
Also scoring were Hayden Mahakian and Jeff Metzger scored 6 each, Max James scored 5, Luke Kenney, Cameron Finnegan, and Evan Hill scored 4 each, and Cole Wiknich scored 1 point.  
Varsity Teams at Fenton
The Linden Eagles girls Varsity basketball team had a very exciting match-up at Fenton High School Friday night.  At the end of the first period Linden was up 15-9 over the Fenton Tigers.  The Eagles continued to lead until less than a minute left in the first half, when Fenton tied it up.  At halftime the score was 21-22 with the Eagles down by 1. Fenton continued to lead until 1:01 left in the third period when Sterling DeGayner hit a big 3 to tie the game at 33. Fenton took the lead back until there was 5:12 left in the game when Cam Williams hit a 3 to tie the game at 38.  The remainder of the 4th quarter, the Eagles were held to only one more basket, falling to the Tigers 40-49.  Sterling DeGayner led the scoring with 15 pts.
The Linden girls team played their hearts out but came up just just short vs Fenton on Friday night.  Sterling DeGayner knocked down 15 points with 4 rebounds and two assists to lead Linden in a 40-49 defeat.  Cam Williams chipped in 6 points, Erin Gillespie had 5 points and 4 rebounds and Audrey Steiert had 5 points for the Eagles.

The varsity boys team went on the road to rival Fenton 

on Friday night and lost a close contest 47-49. The Eagles first half defense was incredible and held the Fenton Tigers to eight first half points. Linden lead at the half 27-8, shooting poorly from 3 (1 for 11) and the free throw line (3 for 8). Missing on several opportunities to put the game away early. The Tigers came out with energy and forced 20 turnovers for Linden in the 2nd half. The lead at one point was 30-10 in the 3rd quarter until Linden found themselves in a dog fight. Fenton capitalized at the free throw line and had timely makes. For the game, Linden shot 2-16 from 3, a season low. Shot 9-20 from the free throw line, also a season low. Senior Logan Steiert lead Linden with 11 points and 4 rebounds. Junior Trent Strang added 9 points and 6 rebounds. Junior Jack Shore added 9 points 3 rebounds and 2 steals. Junior Hunter Michael added 4 points and 6 rebounds. Sophomore Garrett Strang added 6 points. Linden comes back home to face off against Kearsley on Tuesday night at 7.
Wrestlers Defeat Mason
The Linden Eagles traveled to the University of Michigan on Friday night to take on Division 2 rival Mason.  This dual took place at Cliff Keen Arena where U of M was taking on Central Michigan University later that night.  Linden had a stellar performance as they out powered and out wrestled Mason 39-19.  Winning on the night were:  Justin Cygnar, Koleton Strauss, Caleb White, Patrick Kerr, Dawson Blank, Bryce Davis, Avery Jacobs, Cade Dickson, and Jaylin Steedman.  Your Eagles improved to 24-6 on the season!  Wednesday night they will take on rival Fenton at Fenton and wrestling will begin at 6:00.  Please come out and support Linden wrestling as they look to shutout Fenton for the first time in school history! 
JV Eagles Lose to Fenton
The Linden JV girls lost a tough one to Fenton 30 to 20.  The girls played an excellent first half and led 15 to 10 at the break.  Linden broke the press in the first half very well, but the Fenton defense caused some quick turnovers to start the second half.  The Linden girls played great defense led by Alaina Bradleys two big blocks!! Maddie Smith led the team with 5 points.  The girls play next at Flint Kearsley.
Freshman Boys Lose to Fenton
The freshman boys lost to visiting Fenton by a 36-27 score Thursday night.  
Leading the way for Linden were Travis Klocek and Hayden Mahakian with 9 points each. 
Also so scoring for the Eagles were Max James with 4, Jeff Metzger with 3 and Richie Linn with 2. 
Wrestlers Win Again!
Congratulations to the Linden wrestling team as they defeated cross-town rival Holly 50-22 and Clio 45-30 to improve to 5-1 in the Flint Metro League.  Winning both matches on the night were Adam Glazar, Koleton Strauss, Patrick Kerr, Bryce Davis, and Skyler Stites.  Going 1-1 on the night were: Justin Cygnar, Caleb White, Noah Quesnelle, Cade Dickson, Aaron Steedman, and Jaylin Steedman.  Mitch Kerr and Dawson Blank both went 1-0.  Linden wrestles tomorrow at the University of Michigan at 4:00 where they will take on Mason.  This will take place before the U of M/CMU dual meet.  Linden is currently 23-6 on the season.
Griffins Defeat KBH
Griffins beat KBH 7-1 last night to move into a 1st place tie in the Metro League.  Collin LaVoie gets the win in net.  Tyler Bourassa scored 2 goals, Blake Smiecinski 3 assists, Ian Crampton 2 assists, Mitch O'Lewin & Kevin Bates 1 assist each.
Next Wednesday the Griffins travel to Iceland arena for a Metro League Title game vs. Swartz Creek ~ Flushing ~ Clio.  Go Griffins!
Varsity Boys Defeat Byron
Linden went on the road to neighbor Byron High School on Tuesday night. Linden found themselves with an early 2-7 deficit. From then on, Byron's largest lead was 12-15. Linden forced turnovers and completed plays, at the end of the first quarter it was 22-16, Linden. After a bit of foul trouble and a long scoring drought, the score was 38-29 at halftime. Linden came out in the second half energized, winning the 3rd quarter 22-8. Linden's defense held steady and allowed 11 points in the 2nd half until there was three minutes left in the game. Linden closed out the road victory with a 71-45 win. Linden forced Byron into 25 turnovers, and had 17 assists, a season high. No player took more than nine shots. Linden was lead by Trent Strang with 14 points (6 for 9), 7 rebounds, and 2 assists. Cole Sarkon and Ty Hoeberling had 11 points each, and shot a combined 9 for 15 (60%) from the floor. Hunter Michael added 6 points and 7 rebounds, going 4 for 4 from the free throw line. Garret Strang added 5 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals. Conor Faught had 4 points and 7 rebounds. Logan Steiert and 4 points, 3 assists, and 4 steals. Gavin Lund had 5 points and 1 assist. Jack Shore had 5 points and 1 assist. Josh Beil added 4 points. In Nick Rossow's first game back from an injury sustained in November, he added 2 points and 1 steal. Linden goes on the road again this Friday at 7:30 against crosstown rival Fenton.
JV Boys Basketball at Byron
JV Boys pull out a win at Byron, 58-48. Byron played very scrappy and very tough all game, giving Linden a very good fight right down to the end. Nick Koan ended with 18 points, 3 assists and 9 steals. Andrew Burns had 8 points and 3 rebounds while Zach Horst contributed 8 points, 4 assists, 3 rebounds and 9 steals. Noah Giacomantonio also added 8 points with 5 rebounds and 5 steals. Corbin Sines had 7 points with 8 steals. Blake Knox had 6 points, 4 assists, 6 rebounds as well as 7 steals. Jacob Conly got 2 points with his 2 steals. Aidan McCarthy got to the free throw line for his 1 point and grabbed 3 rebounds.
Cheer Team Wins Invite
The competitive cheer team had their best performance of this early season and became the Whitmore Lake Invite Champions tonight.  Great job team.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Cole Sarkon and Brendan Buerkel who have been named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.
  A junior, Cole knocked down 31 points, had 8 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in games this week vs. Flushing and Swartz Creek.  Cole had the hot hand from the 3 point arc going 8 for 19 in the two games.

   Brendan, a junior, paced the Linden/Fenton Griffins hockey team with a goal and two assists in a non-league win over the Mid-Michigan Storm on Saturday.

Griffins Win on the Road
The Griffins left Gladwin with a 4-3 victory over the Mid-Michigan Storm.  Manny Vomvolakis gets credit for the win making big saves near the end.  Brendan Buerkel scored a goal and Tyler Bourassa contributed two assists.  Next game Wednesday 5 pm at Dort Federal CU Events Center to play Kearsley Brandon Holly in a Metro League contest.  Go Griffins!
Eagles Fall to Creek
Linden faced off against Swartz Creek Friday night at home. At halftime, Linden lead 25-19. Missed shots and bad turnovers hurt the Eagles in losing the 3rd quarter 24-6. Linden was down by 18 at one point and fought back to a five point game with two minutes left. It was too little too late as Linden dropped a tough game at home. Tyler Hoeberling was the leading scorer with 19 points, Cole Sarkon added 13 points, and Garrett Strang with 10 points. Trent Strang chipped in 7 points and 5 rebounds. Logan Steiert added five points and Gavin Lund had four points. Linden travels to local schools Byron (Tuesday) and Fenton (Friday) next week.
LFLF Gymnastics
On Saturday January 16th the LFLF gymnastics team competed at one of the largest invitational in the state of Michigan. With 18 teams competing the LFLF team took a 9th place finish with a score of 132.66. LFLF Division 2 gymnast Blake Hutchings and Miranda Stephens finished in the top 10 out of 100 gymnast. Blake took a 7th place on beam and a 6th place all around and Miranda took a 5th on beam 9th on floor and a 7th place all around. It was a great day of gymnastics and great experience for the team to compete with some of the top teams in the state!
Girls Hoops Loss vs Dragons
The varsity girls played tough and kept the game close through the contest, but the Eagles fell to Creek on Friday night 48-55.  Cam Williams let the Eagles with 10 points while Bella Blank and Erin Gillespie each added 8.  Sterling DeGayner had 5 rebounds for Linden.  The girls are off on Tuesday and will travel to Fenton on Friday.
Linden 3rd at Chelsea
The Linden wrestling team traveled to Chelsea for the Chelsea 2nd Annual Kargel Classic.  Linden finished 3-2 on the day.  The Eagles defeated Northville 66-15, Allen Park 54-25, and lost to champion Chelsea in their pool 41-30.  In the cross-over rounds they lost to runner-up Jackson Northwest 33-40 and defeated Novi for 3rd place 52-20.  Having winning records on the day were: Koleton Strauss 5-0, Patrick Kerr 5-0, Dawson Blank 5-0, and Bryce Davis 5-0.  Justin Cygnar, Cade Dickson, Skyler Stites, and Aaron Steedman all went 4-1, while Caleb White finished 3-2.  The Eagles host Holly and Clio on Wednesday night for Predator night and Senior night.  Wrestling will begin at 5:00 on Wednesday
Congratulations to junior captain Patrick Kerr as he reached his 100th career victory this weekend at the Chelsea duals.  Nice job Patrick!
Lacrosse Drop In Session

"Trenton Gafner of Coalition Lacrosse will be offering DROP IN lacrosse FREE OF CHARGE for any current or interested boys lacrosse player on Fridayevenings beginning this Friday, January 22nd from 3:45-5:30pm and running through the end of February. The only required equipment for this clinic is a lacrosse stick.

This is a wonderful opportunity for the boys who are currently playing to get the stick on the ball prior to the start of the spring lacrosse season.  It is also a great way for those who are thinking of playing lacrosse this year to come out and try the game without having to pre-purchase all the regular required full outdoor equipment. Trenton will provide indoor "spongy balls" for practice.

Interested lacrosse players can go to the Fenton/Linden Lacrosse Facebook page for more information."

Swartz Creek Away Game For JV Boys
The JV boys basketball team visited a talented Swartz Creek team and left with a 49-39 win. Leading Linden in scoring was Nick Koan, with 16. Nick also had 7 rebounds and 4 steals. Corbin Sines had a great night adding 10 points 3 assists, 4 rebounds and 5 steals. Blake Knox played great team basketball, contributing in all statistical categories including 9 points. Zach Horst earned his way into the rotation and had 6 points, 5 steals, 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Andrew Burns did not get many second half minutes due to injury, but played really well and had 4 points. Aidan McCarthy had 3 points and 4 rebounds.
Freshman boys fall at Swartz Creek
The freshman boys lost 41-36 at Swartz Creek Thursday night. 
A slow start found the Eagles down 21-18 at the half.  
A strong 9-1 third quarter lifted Linden  to a 5 point lead headed into the fourth.  
Strong shooting by Creek and poor free throw  shooting by the Eagles led to the 41-36 final.  
Leading scorers for Linden were Travis Klocek with 12 and Hayden Mahakian and Max James with 6 each.  
Also scoring for Linden  were Braden Banasiak with 5, Jeff Metzger with 3, and Luke Kenney and Evan Hill scored 2 points each.  

State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Blake Hutchings (gymnastics), Sterling DeGayner (basketball) and Tyler Bourassa (hockey) who have been named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.
Blake helped her team take 2nd place at the East Lansing Invite with solid performances on all 4 events. She scored her highest all around score ever with a 36.025. Blake is always a great example to her teammates of great work ethic and sportsmanship.

In 3 games Tyler had 4 goals and 3 assists in three games last week. The team was 1-2 on the week with losses to Davison and Sw.Cr/Clio/Flushing and a win over Port Huron.

Sterling had
37 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 assists in games vs. Goodrich and Brandon this week.
Linden Athletic Boosters Meeting
The January Boosters meeting has been rescheduled to Monday, January 25th at 7:00 pm in the Senior Commons.
Linden JV Basketball Travels to Flushing
Linden JV Basketball struggled in the second half at Flushing and loses 64-34. Nick Koan had 11 points and 7 rebounds with 5 steals. Blake Knox added 8 points and 7 rebounds. Corbin Sines ended with 7 points. Aidan McCarthy added 3 points while teammates Zach Horst and Andrew Burns contributed 2 points each. Andrew also had 5 rebounds. Noah Giacomantonio got 1 point and 3 rebounds.
Wrestlers Win Spartan Invite
The Linden Wrestling team went 5-0 this weekend at the Livonia Stevenson Spartan Duals.  The Eagles defeated: Ypsilanti Lincoln, Redford Thurston, Chippewa Valley, and Dearborn Edsel Ford in pool play.  In the finals, Linden wrestled Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central and won 49-30.  Going undefeated on the day were: Caleb White, Patrick Kerr, Bryce Davis, and Cade Dickson.  

Last night, the Eagles took their undefeated record into Holly where they wrestled state ranked Flint Kearsley.  Although the Eagles wrestled tough and won 7 of 14 matches, it wasn't enough as they lost 25-38.  For the last dual, the Eagles wrestled Swartz Creek and won 55-19.  Going 2-0 on the night were: Adam Glazar, Patrick Kerr, Dawson Blank, Bryce Davis, Cade Dickson, Jaylin Steedman, and Skyler Stites.  A big congratulations goes out to Bryce Davis as he recorded his 100th high school career win tonight.  Linden will be at the Chelsea Duals this weekend to improve on their 18-4 record.  
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to senior Bryce Davis who has been named the State Bank Athlete of the Week for wrestling for the week ending Jan 3.  Bryce is currently 16-1 on the season with his only loss occurring at the Genesee County Tournament a few weeks ago to #3 ranked wrestler from Chesaning. On Dec. 30th Bryce went 5-0 at the Canton tournament bouncing back and forth between 152 and 160 lbs. Bryce helped lead the team to a 4-1 record with their only loss coming to state ranked Clinton 39-34. In the dual meet Bryce pinned David Chantelios who is ranked #8 for Clinton at 160.
Freshman Boys Fall to Flushing
The Freshman boys lost at Flushing Tuesday night by a 53-29 score.
Hayden Mahakian led all scorers with 12 points.
Also scoring for Linden were Travis Klocek with 10, Max James with 6, and Braden Banasiak with 1 point.
Girls Hoops Drops Close One
The Linden Eagle Varsity girls played their best 1/2 of basketball this year, but came up just short.  Trailing 23 to 12 at the half Linden came out and outscored Brandon 15 to 12 in the 3rd quarter.  Still trailing by 8 to open the 4th quarter Sterling DeGayner hit two 3 point shots in the first 50 seconds of the 4th quarter. With 4:38 to play Cam Williams hit a huge basket to close the gap to one.  The game was back and forth for the next two minutes as Bridget Adams hit 2 clutch free throws to again close the game to one with a little over 2 minutes to play.  Linden had some opportunities to take the lead but the shots just didn't fall.  Brandon closed out the game hitting on all their free throws to win 51-44.  Sterling DeGayner lead Linden with 17 followed by Maddison Maxheimer's 10. Bridget Adams had 6 and Cam Willams had 5. Bella Blank, Jordan Holscher and Erin Gillespie all had 2 points.
Griffins Lose a Heartbreaker
The Griffins are now in a tie for the Metro League lead with Swartz Creek Flushing Clio after losing a heartbreaker Saturday night 6-7.  SCFC scored with 17 seconds left in the game to take the lead for good.  This was an exciting back and forth battle with a great student crowd!

Tyler Bourassa and Mitch O’Lewin 2 goals and 1 assist each, Kevin Bates scored his first goal of the season, Cody Engberg, Kyle Chowning and Manny Vomvolakis recorded an assist.

Travel to Gladwin Saturday for a 6 pm game vs Mid MI Storm.
Gymnasts Take Second at East Lansing
The Linden/Fenton/Lake Fenton gymnastics team competed at the East Lansing invitational on Saturday. The team scored a 136.85 which was good for a 2nd place finish out of 9 teams! Highlights of the day were Miranda Stephens 9.4 beam score which was good for a 1st place and Blake Hutchings 9.35 beam score which gave her a second place! These two also were awarded with the top All Around medals. Blake Hutchings took 1st place all around with a score of 36.025 and Miranda Stephens took 2nd place with a score of 35.575. 
I would like to congratulate the whole LFLF gymnastics team for their great performance on Saturday and pulling together as a team with some great routines! 
Blake Hutchings 1st place vault 9.15, 3rd place bar 8.7, 2nd place beam 9.35, 7th place floor 8.825.
Miranda Stephens 1st place bars 8.925, 1st place beam 9.4. 
Wrestlers Livonia Stevenson Spartan Classic Champions
The Linden wrestling team finished 5-0 yesterday at the Livonia Stevenson Spartan Classic. The Eagles defeated: Ypsilanti Lincoln, Chippewa Valley, Redford Thurston, Dearborn Edsel Ford, and Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central 49-30 in the finals. Four wrestlers went undefeated. Caleb White, Patrick Kerr, Bryce Davis, and Cade Dickson. 
Linden JV Boys Home Against Brandon
Starting a in a big hole down 11-0 at one point, and finishing the first quarter down 16-3, the JV Boys found their groove and battled back into the game to only be down six at half, 22-16. Coming out at half the guys seemed to be clicking and finished the third quarter down by 2, 31-29. But in the fourth Brandon would not give up and edged out Linden, 49-45.

Leading scorer, Nick Koan, had 21 points and 5 steals. Corbin Sines had 7 points, 5 steals and 3 assists. Andrew Burns added 7 points and 5 rebounds. Blake Knox finished with 6 points 12 rebounds and 4 assists. Noah Giacomantonio put in 2 points and 5 rebounds. Jacob Conly also chipped in 2 points.
Freshman Boys Beat Brandon

The freshman boys won a hard-fought game against Brandon Thursday night by a 42-36 score.


The Eagles jumped on top 12-6 after 1 quarter.   The lead grew to as much as 14 in the third quarter, but Brandon kept battling.  

A couple of late 3 pointers made the game close, but Linden was able to hold on for the victory.

Travis Klocek led all scorers with 20 points.

Also scoring for Linden were Hayden Mahakian with 7, Max James with 6, Luke Kenney with 4, Richie Linn and Jeff Metzger with 2 each, and Evan Hill with 1 point.

Griffins Defeat Port Huron
The Griffins bounced back Wednesday evening to mercy Port Huron 8-0.  The game ends in MHSAA hockey when a team leads by 8 goals after 2 periods.  Manny Vomvolakis was in net for the win and shutout.  Mitch O’Lewin 1 goal and 3 assists, Brendan Buerkel and Ian Crampton 1 goal and 1 assist each, Tyler Bourassa 1 goal, Blake Smiecinski 2 assists, Cody Engberg and Kevin Bates 1 assist each. 

February 3rd is Student Night. Griffins host the Alliance (co-op Otisville/Lakeville, Goodrich, Imlay City, Dryden & North Branch) 6pm Hartland Stadium Arena.  Free Griffins T-shirts and drawing for local business gift cards.  Join the fun!
Wrestler Open With Metro Wins
The Linden wrestling team opened conference matches tonight against Flushing and Brandon. In the first match Linden defeated Flushing 61-14 and in the nightcap Linden got revenge on Brandon by defeating them 38-29.  Going 2-0 on the night were: Justin Cygnar, Dawson Blank, Bryce Davis, Cade Dickson, Stojan Prusac, and Jaylin Steedman.  Aaron Steedman went 1-0.  Going 1-1 on the night were: Adam Glazar, Koleton Strauss, Caleb White, and Avery Jacobs.  The Eagles improved to 12-3 on the season and will wrestle this weekend at the Livonia Duals at Livonia Stevenson on Saturday
Girls BB v Goodrich
The Eagles had a disappointing loss last night versus Goodrich.  The Eagles were only down by 7 at the half but fell 40-58.  Sterling DeGayner led the team with 20 points and 6 rebounds.  Bella Blank contributed 6 points and had 7 rebounds.  Bridgette Adams also had 7 rebounds.  The Eagles will be taking on  Brandon this Friday night at Brandon High School at 6 pm.

The Linden Girls JV Basketball team was lead by Isabel Wright's Season High 15 points!  The Lady Eagles showed tremendous aggressiveness, especially on the defensive end.  Leading 18 to 14 at halftime, Linden outscored Goodrich 19 to 8 in the third quarter thanks to great defensive play by Alaina Bradley, Haley Harp, Taylor Acox, and Carly Germain!  The Eagles rebounded well all night long lead by Isabel Wright and Maddie Smith.  Avery Whitten and Eva Darling both chipped in with 10 points.  Maddie Smith scored 7 and Lily Sturgis added 3.  It was a great team effort.
Blank Takes 1st at County Meet
Girls Varsity vs Holly Hoops
The Eagles fell to the Holly Broncos 50-63 Friday evening in in their first home game of the season. Bridgette Adams led the eagles with an outstanding 24 points and 9 rebounds.  Sterling DeGayner had 9 points and 2 steals.  Audrey Steiert helped out her team with 9 rebounds and Bella Blank had 3 steals.  The Eagles will compete in the Rochester High School Invitational vs Ferndale on Dec 28th at 1:00pm.  Their next home game is Tuesday January 5th against Goodrich.
Hockey Splits in Alpena
The Griffins lost Friday to host Alpena 5-1.  Manny Vomvolakis stopped 45 shots and named game MVP.  Brendan Buerkel had an assist. 
They bounced back with a win over the Mid Michigan Storm 3-0 Saturday.  Collin LaVoie in net for his third shutout of the season.  Buerkel stayed hot with a goal and two assists being named the game MVP.
Next up the Griffins travel to Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center to play Davison at 7pm January 4th.  Go Griffins!
Linden Falls to Holly BB
Linden ran up against a tough Holly team Friday night losing 46-65.  The Eagles found themselves in an early hole, down 13-30 until Cole Sarkon came off the bench and put a spark into the team with three 3 pointers in the 2nd quarter. Linden was able to cut the deficit to four, 28-32. Down eight points at the half, Holly came out determined and Linden's young squad could not match the intensity. A lot of bright spots for the future of this program. Cole Sarkon led Linden with 15 points (5-9 from 3), 2 rebounds, and 2 assists. Tyler Hoeberling ended with 12 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, and one monster block during the 2nd quarter surge. Hoeberling was assigned to guard all league performer Ian Hodges, after Hodges did a great deal of damage in the first half with 24 points. Hodges managed only seven more points the rest of the way. Gavin Lund managed to get 5 points and 5 rebounds, and the only player who played over 18 minutes without committing a turnover against a scrappy and aggressive team. Garrett Strang had four points, and led the team with five steals. Logan Steiert also chipped in four points. Conor Faught managed to score two points and five rebounds. Jack Shore and Hunter Michael had two points each. The Eagles will have time to break down and continue to get better during the long break until their next game against Brandon on January 8th.
Gymnastics Team Defeats Saline
LFLF defeated Saline at their home meet last night with another season high score of 136.9 over Salines 131.05.  Lake Fenton's Miranda Stephens took 1st all around with a score of 35.625.  Linden's Blake Hutchings took 2nd all around with a score of 35.475 and Linden's Sabra Robinson took 3rd place all around with a score of 32.825.
Freshman Boys Basketball Drops Game at Holly
The Freshman Boys lost a tough game at Holly Thursday night by a 61-52 score.  

A back and forth first half came to a close with the score tied at 32.  
Holly pulled ahead by 10 at the end of the third quarter and the Eagles could not come back.

Travis Klocek led all scorers with 26 points.  

Also scoring for Linden were Max James with 7, Braden Banasiak with 6, Jeff Metzger with 5, Richie Linn with 4, and Luke Kenney and Hayden Mahakian with 2 each.
Linden JV Boys Basketball Visit Holly
Ahead on the scoreboard and with only 2 first half turnovers, the Eagles could not maintain in the second half and fall 44-33 to Holly. Leading scorer, Nick Koan, finished with 12 points 3 assists and 5 rebounds. Andrew Burns had 7 points and 2 rebounds. Corbin Sines and Blake Knox had 4 points each. Noah Giacomantonio added 3 points. Jacob Conly leads the team in hustle and contributed with 8 rebounds and 5 steals.
Griffins Lose to L'Anse Creuse
The Griffins lost 7-2 last night to a loaded L'Anse Creuse North team.  Manny Vomvolakis made 40 saves in goal.  Brendan Buerkel, Ian Crampton and Tyler Bourassa had an assist each. Friday the Griffins travel to Alpena for the Blueline Tournament, 7 pm at Northern Lights Arena.  Go Griffins!
Linden JV Boys Basketball Home Against Rochester
The Linden JV Boys Basketball team lost at home 46-20 to Rochester. The Linden Boys struggled scoring but did not struggle playing aggressive. Corbin Sines lead the charge with 6 points, 7 steal, 1 assist and only 2 turnovers. Noah Giacomantonio had 4 points, 7 rebounds and 5 steals. Blake Knox contributed 4 points, 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Nick Koan had 3 points and 5 steals. Zach Horst added 2 points 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Tyler Jankowski got to the free throw line for his 1 point.Owen Wagnitz, Andrew Burns and Seth Mossing each contributed big rebounds with 5, 9 and 7 respectively. 
Boys Hoops Drops Non-leaguer
Linden opened up their first home game against Rochester High School. Linden committed a season low seven turnovers but cold shooting for the Eagles was the deciding favor in the game. Linden shot 13-53 from the floor as a team. Rochester made two more field goals on 12 less shots attempted. Linden was led in scoring by Cole Sarkon with eight points. Garrett Strang, Logan Steiert, Tyler Hoeberling, and Gavin Lund added six points each. Hunter Michael added four points and seven rebounds. Linden faces Holly at home on Friday night. Holly is ranked in the top 25 for Class A for the state of Michigan, the Eagles look to finish the tough opening schedule with a strong showing.
Freshman Boys Lose to Rochester
The freshman boys lost a tough game to a very good Rochester team at home Tuesday night by a 58-26 score.
Leading scorers for Linden were Travis Klocek with 10 and Richie Linn with 4.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Cole Wiknich, Max James, and Hayden Mahakian with 3 each, Cameron Finnegan with 2, and Jeff Metzger with 1 point.
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to senior Collin Lavoie who has been selected as the State Bank Athlete of the Week for hockey.  Collin lead the Griffins to two great league wins this week.  In the first game, the Griffins beat Swartz Creek/Clio/Flushing 3-2 and Lavoie turned away 44 shots.  He followed that with a shutout in the 2nd game vs Kearsley/Brandon/Holly denying all 30 shots.
The LFLF Gymnastics team is gearing up for their first home meet of the season. Come on out to Hyatt Elementary school in LInden this Thursday at6:00 to watch the co-op team take on Saline. The squad started of the season with injuries but that has not stopped them from being undefeated so far this season. Led by Lake Fenton's Miranda Stephens and Linden's Blake Hutchings these girls continue to rise up and improve every meet. 
Griffins Now 2-0 in Metro Action
The Griffins defeated the Kearsley~Brandon~Holly team 6-0 Saturday night to take the top spot in the Metro League. Collin LaVoie blanked KBH in goal.  Brendan Buerkel led the attack with a goal and 3 assists.  Tyler Bourassa and Mitch O’Lewin had a goal and an assist.  Ian Crampton also had an assist.
This Wednesday the Griffins travel to Mt. Clemens to face L’Anse Creuse North at 7:30 pm.  Go Griffins!
Wresters Take 2nd at Linden Invite
The Linden wrestling team had a stellar performance on Saturday as the Eagles took 1st place in their pool.  The Eagles defeated Battle Creek Lakeview 67-6, Burton Bendle 75-0, and Battle Creek Central 55-21.  In the semifinals the Eagles defeated Chippewa Valley 46-24.  In the finals they faced #5 ranked Gaylord and lost 47-27.  Linden had 5 undefeated wrestlers on the day:  Luke Zimmerman, Bryce Davis, Patrick Kerr, Dawson Blank, and Koleton Strauss went 5-0.  Justin Cygnar, Jaylin Steedman and Mitchell Kerr went 4-1.  Caleb White and Chandler Monsey went 3-1.  Cade Dickson and Stojan Prusac went 3-2, and John Marme went 1-1.  Linden improved to 6-1 on the season and will be in actionon Friday against Owosso at the annual Assembly Dual Meet that will be held at Linden this year.  Action will begin at1:00.  
Boys Hoops Opens Metro Season
Linden boys varsity basketball went on the road to Clio to open up Metro League play and lost 57-67.  Linden went into the half up by three points, 33-30. With 2:50 left to go in the 3rd quarter, the Eagles were winning 44-42 when Trent Strang went down with an ankle injury. From that point, Clio went on a 24-10 run and ultimately sealing the win on their home court. Linden was lead by Cole Sarkon with 17 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists. Tyler Hoeberling added 11 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals. Gavin Lund had 9 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals. Hunter Michael had 6 points and 8 rebounds. Trent Strang added 7 points, 3 rebounds, and 2 assists. Linden faces Rochester from the Oakland Athletic Association this Tuesday at 7pm to open Linden's first game at home.
State Bank Athlete of the Week
  Senior Molly Churches becomes our first winter Athlete of the Week for bowling.  Molly rolled games of 167 & 139 taking both of her points against Fenton this week.  Congratulations Molly.
Linden JV Boys Basketball Home Opener Against Clio 
Linden JV boys won a competitive game against Clio, 42-38. Linden was trailing most of the game but kept the score within reach. And as a team they battled to take the lead late in the fourth quarter and played disciplined team ball to hold on for the win.

Nick Koan had 17 points, 4 assists and 3 rebounds and did a great job controlling the tempo of the game. Aidan McCarthy had 9 points and 3 rebounds. Andrew Burns had 8 points and 11 rebounds to go along with his 10 blocks. Blake Knox and Noah Giacomantonio each had 4 points. Blake added 4 assists and Noah had 1.

The JV boys play Rochester at 5:30 on Tuesday December 15th at home.
Freshman Boys Get First Win!!
The Freshman boys got their first win of the season in convincing fashion, defeating visiting Clio 50-26.
Defense was the key as the Eagles held Clio to just 3 points in the first quarter and 2 points in the second quarter.
Meanwhile the offense was unselfish and efficient in building a 19-5 lead at the half.
Clio outscored Linden 14-12in the third quarter tighten the game up a bit, but an 18-7 surge in the fourth sealed the game for the Eagles.
Leading Linden in scoring were Travis Klocek with 14 and Hayden Mahakian with 13.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Max James with 8, Richie Linn and Luke Kenney with 4 each, Evan Hill and Cameron Finnegan with 3 each, and Braden Banasiak with 1 point.
Griffins Win League Opener
The Fenton Linden Griffins win their Metro League opener on the road against Swartz Creek / Clio / Flushing 3-2 at Iceland Arena Wednesday evening.  #30 Collin LaVoie steadied the team in net turning away 42 shots including 23 in the third period.  Offense was led by captain #16 Brendan Buerkel with a goal and two assists.  Defensively the Griffins were solid with #42 Ian Crampton, assistant captain #4 Mitch O'Lewin and #9 Tyler Bourassa.  1-0 in the Metro League!
Next up Kearsley / Brandon / Holly come to Hartland Saturday 12-12-15 at 6:30 pm for the next Metro League game.  Go Griffins!
JV Boys At Lake Orion For Season Opener
The JV Boys basketball team opened their season at Lake Orion. Starting very slow and down 15 at halftime, the guys were unable to get recover in the second, falling 48-37.

Corbin Sines took care of the ball well and had 10 points. Nick Koan had 8 points and played extremely well even while being in foul trouble most of the game. Noah Giacomantonio provided defensive energy and contributed 5. Andrew Burns had a great night, rebounding, blocking shots and adding 4 points. Zach Horst had 3 points and teammates Blake Knox, Aiden McCarthy and Tyler Jankowski each contributed 2. Seth Mossing also was a huge help on the glass and got his 1 point from the free throw line.
Freshman Boys Lose Opener

The Freshman boys basketball team lost their opening game of the season at Lake Orion 42-22.


A cold shooting first half found the Eagles down 21-5 at halftime.  

A surge in the third quarter saw Linden cut that lead down to 6 at one time, but the Dragons were too strong on this day and pulled away in the fourth quarter.


Travis Klocek led Linden with 7 points.  

Jeff Metzger and Hayden Mahakian had 4 each.

Luke Kenney, Cameron Finnegan, and Braden Banasiak had 2 each.

Rounding out the scoring was Max James with 1 point.

Boys Hoops Season Opens
Linden went on the road to one of the largest schools in Michigan, Lake Orion. After a slow 1st half, the Eagles were able to get a rhythm, take their first led towards the end of the 3rd quarter. It was a back and forth battle until the Lake Orion Dragons came out on top 62-66. Linden was led in scoring by Garrett Strang and Gavin Lund, scoring 16 points each. Tyler Hoeberling added 11 points. Hunter Michael led both teams with 10 rebounds. Cole Sarkon and Logan Steiert chipped in 6 points. Trent Strang had 4 points and Jack Shore hit a big three pointer right before halftime. The Eagles took positives away from the game and look to regroup at Clio in the first Flint Metro League game of the season on Friday.
Griffins Win!
The Griffins earned a victory 6-2 Saturday afternoon over the Mid Michigan Storm (a co-op formed of Harrison, Gladwin, Ogemaw & Beaverton high schools).  Bobby Temple stayed hot scoring a hat trick (3 goals) along with an assist and Jake Thompson added 4 points in the game as well.  Blake Smiecinski notched his first goal of the season.  Manny Vomvolakis made some timely saves in net.  Next game is Wednesday at Iceland Arena 6 pm vs Swartz Creek, Clio & Flushing.  This is our Metro League opener.  Go Griffins!

Dec 05 2015

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Mid-MI Storm (Gldwn,Hrsn) 1 0 1 2
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Play-By-Play | Boxscore

Goal Scorers: Bobby Temple (11:37 in 1st), Jake Thompson (12:39 in 1st), Bobby Temple (13:04 in 1st), Bobby Temple(16:21 in 1st), Jake Thompson (02:02 in 2nd), Blake Smiecinski (07:38 in 3rd)

Goaltender: Manny Vomvolakis (W)

Gymnasts Take First
Last weekend the LFLF Gymnast braved the snow storm and competed at their first competition of the season. There were four teams competing (Jackson Lumen Christi decided to stay home). 
1st Linden/Fenton/Lake Fenton 134.77
2nd Milford/Lakeland 129.18
3rd Fowlerville/Byron 122.13
4th Vassar/Millington/Caro 115.55
Although we had a couple girls out and it's early in our season, we are off to a great start.
Chris Kitch Signs
Congratulations to senior Chris Kitch, who has signed to continue his education and baseball career at Cleary University.  Great job Chris!
Girls Lacrosse Meeting
There will be a meeting for all girls interested in playing Lacrosse in the spring on Thursday, December 3rd at 6:00 pm  in the Fenton High School Cafeteria.
Flint Kiwanis Athlete of the Month

Tyler Ziccardi has been recognized as the male Flint Kiwanis Athlete of the Month.  A two sport standout athlete in both soccer and golf, Ziccardi has earned All Metro, All-District, All-Region honors in both sports.  He has been a four year starter on the soccer team and helped the Eagles to an outstanding record of 72-12-7 in his career.  Tyler has been selected to the All-District team in each of his four years as well as earning All-Regional and 3rd Team All State in each of the last two seasons.  A committee of AD’s from the county selected Tyler for this award and he is a candidate for the Athlete of the Year in the county.
Coach Lash Receives Honor
Junior Varsity volleyball coach Estelle Lashbrook has received the "Regional Assistant of the Year" for her work with our volleyball program.  Head Coach Cori Mason, who nominated Coach "Lash" for the award had this to say:  " Estelle has been with Linden for 4 years and has been the most consistent assistant I have had in my program.   She inspires kids to love this sport and they want to continue playing." This year's JV team improved tremendously and almost went undefeated in Metro action and have been very successful in tournaments.  Thanks to Coach for her work in our program! 
Flint Metro League Coaches of the Year
Congratulations to Linden High School coaches Cori Mason (volleyball) and Teresa Wright (cross country) who have each been selected by their coaching peers in the Flint Metro League as Coaches of the Year!  Both coaches are very deserving and represent our Eagles well!  
      CORI MASON-VOLLEYBALL                                TERESA WRIGHT -CROSS
Flint Metro League Athletes of the Month
Linden seniors Jordan Holscher (cross country), and Tyler Ziccardi (soccer) have each been named as the female and male Athlete of the Month.
  Jordan is a three sport athlete for the Eagles, lettering in cross country, basketball and soccer.  Recently, Jordan ran her way to her 3rd consecutive All-Region team and was also named to the First Team All Metro team.  Closing out her outstanding HS cross career, Jordan ran her lifetime personal best at the D2 State CC Finals last week at MIS and helped the Eagles to a 4th place overall finish.

  Tyler is a two sport standout athlete for the Eagles in both soccer and golf, earning First Team All Metro honors in both sports.  In soccer, Tyler has been named as 1st Team All-District and All-Region for 3 consecutive seasons and was recently selected to the D2 Third Team All State team.

Congratulations to these two fine student-athletes.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Emily Pearce (volleyball), Hunter Michael (football), Jack Eck (cross country), Maya Gossett and Sawyer Benge (football) who have all been named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.
 Junior Emily Pearce helped lead the volleyball team to an exciting week in District action as she went 27-35 serving with 8 aces, passed perfect going 48-48, and also added 36 digs.
Hunter Michael led the Eagle football team on defense against Orchard Lake St. Mary's with
11 tackles including 3 solos in a loss in the District Finals.
Senior Jack Eck finished his HS career with a lifetime personal best
time of 16:54.5 at the State Finals on Saturday morning. He was Linden’s first finisher on the day and finished in 88th place in the race.

Maya Gossett, a senior, came in 5th for the Eagles MHSAA Division 2 State Finals at MIS on Saturday. Coming in 5th for the Eagles with a time of 20:48, her performance helped Linden place 4th out of 27 teams and 238 runners overall at the State Meet.

Sayer Benge was named as the Eagles lineman of the season and selected as a State Bank Athlete of the Week.
Fantastic Finish by Girls' Cross Country
The Girls’ Cross Country team had a record setting day at Michigan International Speedway on on Saturday, November 7. This was the first time in the history of girls’ program that there were three All-State performances at the State Finals:
Alia Frederick, 3rd overall - best finish by a Linden female runner
Audrey Steiert, 20th overall - best finish by freshman runner
Taylor Ganger, 30th overall – set a lifetime PR by 15 seconds
Four girls has Lifetime PRs- Audrey Steiert (18:59), Taylor Ganger (19:08), Jordan Holscher (19:35) and Meghan Hitt (21:19). Also fighting for the team was our 5th place runner Maya Gossett, and rounding out the top seven was Freshman Kristina Lachowicz. Crossing the finish line in complete exhaustion, the team completed their season with a fourth place finish out of a field of 27 teams and 238 runners. Seven girls competed at the state finals, but a team does not advance this far without the work ethics, training, support, and encouragement from all team members and their families. Team chemistry and camaraderie is what makes it possible for a team to be successful and reach lofty goals. That is what defines the Linden Girls' Cross Country program!

State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Andrew Coppler (soccer) and Skyler Stites (football) who have each been named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.
 Andrew, a senior, was selected for his excellent season in goal as the keeper for the Eagles.  He helped the team to a great season and allowed very few goals throughout.
Skyler, a junior, had 14 tackles in a play-off win against Brandon on Friday.  4 tackles were for loss, 1 sack, 2 caused fumbles and one recovered fumble.
District Volleyball Results
Linden beat Grand Blanc 19-25, 25-14, 25-22, and 25-15 in the MHSAA District semi-finals at GB.   For the night Breyanna Turnipseed had 8 kills, 2 blocks, and 9 digs. Bridget Adams had 9 kills while Megan Klavitter had 28 digs.  The Eagles tied the school record for most wins earning their 33rd win.

The Eagles will now play Fenton in the District finals TONIGHT at 6:00pm at Grand Balnc HS.  Come out and support your Eagles on their way to a District title.
Volleyball Advances in District Action
Linden beat Holly 25-10, 25-15, 25-7 to advance in the MHSAA District tournament on Monday.  We served tough last night!  Breyanna Turnipseed went 13-15 with 6 aces, Morgan Fitch went 14-15 with 5 aces, and Bridget Adams went 17-19 with 7 aces. Megan Klavitter added 20 digs while Morgan Fitch had 13. Breyanna Turnipseed had 8 kills, Bridget Adams with 6, and Emma O'Keefe and Emma Kenney both had 5 respectively.  
Linden will now play Grand Blanc on Wednesday at 7pm at Grand Blanc.
Bowling Tryouts
Boys' XC to Make 10th Straight Appearance at MIS
On Saturday the boys' cross country team qualified for the state finals by placing 3rd in their regional competition at Hess-Hathaway park in Waterford. For the boys' program, this year makes 10 consecutive appearances in the MHSAA State Finals. The varsity group that earned the trip for 2015 is Jack Eck, Kagen Griffith, Chase Morse, Tanner, Blaney, Ryan Crutchfield, Nick McDonald, and Skyler Zieske. In a field of nearly 100 competitors Linden placed 8th, 15th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 25th, and 31st. Nick McDonald and Jack Eck both placed in the Top 15 and earned medalist honors. The Eagles' reserves are in action at their final race on Wednesday at Huron Meadows Metropark in Brighton while the varsity wraps up the season in the State Finals on Saturday at Michigan International Speedway.
FOUR Regional Championships in a ROW for Girls’ Cross Country!
The girls’ cross country team coasted into a 4th consecutive Regional Title with a record low score of 24 points. Alia Frederick won the race and is the overall Regional Champ. Audrey Steiert placed 3rd, Taylor Ganger 4th, Jordan Holscher 5th and Maya Gossett 12th out of a field of 93 runners.  All five runners were top 15 medalists. The team ran a very smart race and are now preparing for the MHSAA State Finals on Saturday, November 7th,  at Michigan International Speedway.
Eagles Advance in the Play-offs
The Eagles defeated Brandon last evening 20-3 to advance to the District Finals.  The Eagles will play Orchard Lake St. Mary's on Friday at their field at 7pm. Details will follow on Monday.
Linden JV Volleyball Take Silver at Oxford
The JV volleyball team had an impressive showing at the Oxford Invitational going 4-1-1 for the day to capture the Silver Division.  The Eagles started the day with a close loss to Brighton, followed by wins against Rochester, Waterford Mott, Groves and a split with Brandon.  In the finals, the Eagles defeated Utica 23-25, 25-22, 15-10.  Christina Clemons had 8 aces, 41 assists, 13 kills and 31 digs; Ashley Kritzman had 6 aces, 38 kills, and 52 digs; Madi Piet had 12 kills, 21 solo blocks and 6 assists.  Avery Whitten had 81 digs, 6 aces and 3 kills.  The team finished the week going 8-1-1 and improves to 33-8-5 overall.  Great job ladies!
Football Playoff Tickets On Sale Now
Tickets for Friday Night's Playoff Football game between the Linden Eagles and the Brandon Blackhawks, will go on sale tomorrow from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm in the Athletic Office at Linden High School.  Tickets are $5.00 each and passes will not be accepted.  This includes our Linden Senior pass for Seniors and Grandparents. Also, there will not be a pay to participate list at the gate for students.  Hope to see you there!  GO EAGLES!
Volleyball at Fenton
The Eagles dropped a touch match to Fenton 19-25, 17-25, 25-22 16-25 on Tuesday evening at Fenton.  The Eagles were led by Megan Klavitter with 21 digs, Breyanna Turnipsee with 17 digs, 9 kills, 3 blocks and 3 aces.  Bridget Adams had 11 kills and 2 blocks and Emma O'Keefe had 8 kills.  The Eagles complete the Metro season with a 7-1 record and a 2nd place finish.
The Eagles will host league opponent Brandon for the first round of MHSAA District play-offs on Friday, October 30 at 7pm at Claude Cranston Field.  Details will follow later in the week.
Girls’ Cross Country Team – Metro Champs 2015!
The girls’ cross country team brought home the Metro Title with a low score of 35 beating out Fenton (56) and Flushing (67) points. Alia Frederick won the race and is the overall metro champ. She crossed the finish line with a time of 18:23. Audrey Steiert was 4th overall with a time of 19:17. Jordan Holscher finished in 7th place with her best time of the year, 19:50. Taylor Ganger fought hard to place 9th (20:13) and Maya Gossett rounded out the top 5 with a time of 20:55. Alia, Audrey and Jordan earned first team all-metro honors, Taylor and Maya earned second team and Meghan Hitt was recognized with honorable mention. The team fought extremely hard all season to reclaim the title.  
Hockey Tryouts
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Jordan Holscher (Cross Country), David Fowler (Soccer) and Bridget Adams (Volleyball) who have each been named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.

Jordan, a senior, competed at the Kayla O'Mara Invite last weekend and placed 12th out of 72 runners and was medalist with a time of 20:24.

David, a sophomore, scored the only, and game winning goal for the Eagles against Fenton last week.  He was also named to the Metro Soccer 2nd Team.
Bridget, a senior, had 12 kills, 4 digs and went 15/15 serving with 4 aces against Kearsley.  At the Davison Invite she had 10 digs, 27 kills, 3 blocks, and 2 aces.
Varsity Volleyball Sweeps Clio
On Senior night, the varsity volleyball team defeated Clio in straight sets 25-17, 25-17, 25-22 to improve to 6-0 in the Metro.  For the night Megan Klavitter had 19 digs, 6 aces. Breyanna Turnipseed had 8 kills, 11 digs, and 2 blocks.  Bridget Adams had 11 kills and 2 blocks.  Miranda Fowler had 16 assists and went 17-17 serving with 3 aces. 

The JV volleyball team remains undefeated in the Metro with a straight set vicotry over Clio.  Christina Clemons had 4 aces, 6 assists and 6 digs; Avery Whitten had 16 digs, 1 kill and 1 ace, Jordan Moros had 5 assists, 3 kills and 1 ace.
Soccer Defeats OLSM--Advances to Semis
The varsity soccer team scored a huge 2-1victory over 7th ranked OLSM this evening in MHSAA District action at Claude Cranston Stadium.  Tyler Ziccardi had the first goal of the game off a free-kick midway through the first quarter.  OLSM tied the game to send the teams into a 1-1 tie heading into the half.  David Fowler had the game winner for the Eagles who then played impressive defense to hold off the Eaglets and earn the 2-1 victory.  Linden will now face Cranbrook in the MHSAA District Semi's at Holly Middle School on Thursday at 6:45.
Football Beats Clio on Senior Night
The Varsity Football team hosted Clio on Senior night, winning 42-7. Scoring on the night were Aaron Steedman, Aaron Sarkon (2), Kevin Bates, Ryan Young, & Bailey Davis. Davis was 4/5 on Extra Points and Sarkon scored a 2 pt conversion. Leading the way on defense was Trent Strang with 11 tackles. This week the Eagles travel to Fenton for the Metro title.
First Place Finish by Girls' Cross Country Team
Girls’ Cross Country team led the way to a first place in the large school division at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational in Goodrich on Saturday beating out Grand Blanc, Hartland and Flushing.  Alia Frederick battled for the lead until the remaining 200 meters when she pulled away from Flushing’s Paige Deitering to win the race. Taylor Ganger, Jordan Holscher and Maya Gossett all finished in the top 20. There were several personal records set by others on the team. Full results are available at  
Volleyball at Davison Invite
The varsity team struggled going 1-2-1 at the Davison Tournament. Linden defeated Caprini 25-18, 25-21, split with Midland Dow 18-25, 25-15, and lost to Mason 23-25, 17-25 and Davison 25-18, 22-25, 9-15. For the day Breyanna Turnipseed had 21 kills,  3 blocks, 25 digs. Bridget Adams had 27 kills, 3 blocks, and 10 digs. Emma O'Keefe added 18 kills and Allison Conly added 16 kills. Megan Klavitter had 56 digs, 9 aces.
Boys' XC Team Wins Kayla O'Mara Invitational
Led by Jack Eck's 5th place performance, the Eagles finished first overall in the small school division at the Kayla O'Mara Invitational in Goodrich on Saturday morning. Jack was followed closely by Chase Morse (9th), Ryan Crutchfield (10th), Tanner Blaney (11th), and Skyler Zieske (12th). Rounding out the varsity for Linden were William Bale (17th) and Connor Brooks (22nd). In the reserve race, Linden dominated the field claiming 11 of the first 15 spots en route to a 17-42 score over runner-up Powers. Linden's Sebastian Lubahn was the overall winner of that race. Full results for both races are available here.
Linden and Fenton Communities Coming Together

On Friday, October 23, the Fenton and Linden Football teams will meet on the gridiron during week 9 of the football season.  On that same day, both schools’ football teams are asking members of both communities to come together for two great causes; Socktober and a Flint Water Drive.

Event 1: Socktober is an event that asks people to donate new socks, underwear or other undergarments for those that don’t have the means to purchase them. Students at FHS have been collecting items all month as a part of this year’s drive and this day will wrap this year’s Socktober Drive!

Event 2: A clean water drive to support the Flint Community and the students of Flint Community Schools.

To participate in either or both events, please bring your donation to front gates of Ivan Williams Field at Fenton High School and place them in the designated lotions at the gate.  No donation is too small!

Volleyball Team Stays Red Hot
The Eagles remain unbeaten in the Metro sweeping Kearsley 25-12,25-15, 25-14. Bridget Adams had 12 kills and went 15-15 serving with 4 aces. Breyanna Turnipseed and Emma O'Keefe both added 7 kills each. Morgan Fitch had 11 assists and 6 digs. Megan Klavitter 14 digs while Breyanna added 10.

Madison Ford had 12 good serves, 4 aces, 9 attacks with 5 kills and 6 digs to lead the JV Eagles to a 25-16, 25-20, 25-23 over Kearsley.  Avery Whitten had 19 digs, 5 attacks with one kill; Ashley Kritzman had 6 digs, 7 kills, and 13 attacks; Jordan Moros had 3 aces, 12 assists, 6 digs and 5 kills.  The JV team is now 5-0 in league play and 25-7-4 overall.
Soccer Teams Defeat Fenton
The Varsity soccer team defeated Fenton 1-0 on the road in the last game of the Metro season.  David Fowler scored from a Trystan Hughes-LeFavour assist in the first half for the game winner and the only goal of the game.  Andrew Coppler and Jay Howard each had 5 saves in a shut out effort.  The Eagles finished in 2nd place in the Metro with a 6-1 record.  The Eagles will begin tournament play on Tuesday as they host Orchard Lake St. Mary's at 6:00 in Cranston Field.

Linden JV Boys Soccer beat Fenton 5-1 to run its record to a PERFECT 12-0-4! 

Jordon Einfeldt led the Eagles with a hat trick and an assist. Tyler Pierce added 2 goals and an assist, Tyler Manner and Jacob Welch added an assist a piece. Nick Koan pitched his 8th shutout of the season.
The JV recorded a total of 67 goal for and only 4 against.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Ali Conly (volleyball) and Taylor Ganger (cross country) who have been named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.
Ali Allison Conly had a fantastic week as she helped our team go 6-2-1. The sophomore led the team in kills with 10 and also added 2 blocks in our win against Brandon, led the team again in kills on Thursday with 11 in our tri. She finished the day Saturday with 22 kills on 57 attempts with only 7 errors and also added 10 digs.
Taylor Ganger ran at the prestigious Portage Invitational on Saturday, October 10th and set a lifetime PR of 19:23 shaving 32 seconds from her previous time. She was a medalist and placed 25th out of 316 runners. Her outstanding performance helped the Lady Eagles take third place out of 46 teams at this very highly competitive invitational.
Record Setting Weekend for Girls' CC
In a field of 46 teams and 316 runners, the girls' cross country team placed 3rd overall just behind Grand Rapids Christian and East Grand Rapids at the Portage Invite on Saturday, October 10th. Alia Frederick left nothing behind as she threw down an 18:10 setting a new school record by 19 seconds. Alia came in 3rd place overall in this extremely fast race. Audrey Steiert charged down the finish line passing several girls to claim 11th place overall and set a lifetime PR of 19:01. Running the last 200 meters with the same determination, Taylor Ganger finished 25th and set herself a lifetime PR of 19:23. Jordan Holscher was next in for the Lady Eagles setting a season PR of 19:53. Maya Gossett shaved off 38 seconds as she crossed the finish line in 20:21 setting her new lifetime PR. Rounding out the top 7 for the team was Kristina Lachowics (21:06) a lifetime PR and Meghan Hitt (21:47). The team is looking forward to compete at the Kayla O'Mara Invite this coming Saturday.
Boys' XC Shines at Portage Invite
In a field of over 330 competitors from 49 teams the boys' xc team earned an eighth place finish with their best effort of the year. All seven varsity competitors ran lifetime personal records making it a complete team effort. Nick McDonald (29th) and Kagen Griffith (46th) both made it to the podium as medalists. Jack Eck (66th), Chase Morse (82nd), and Skyler Zieske (89th) rounded out the scoring for Linden. Tanner Blaney (94th) and Ryan Crutchfield (104th) also had strong performances in the race. Full results are available here.
Varsity Volleyball at Oxford Invite
We went 3-1-1 at the Oxford Invitational splitting with Fenton 21-10, 23-22, beating Warren Mott 21-15, 21-15, Athens 21-15, 21-15, and Lanse Cruise North 21-17, 21-17 before losing to Avondale 25-13, 19-25, 9-15. For the day, Bridget Adams had 37 kills, 3 blocks, and 3 aces. Emma O'Keefe had 25 kills while Alli Conly had 22. Megan Klavitter added 64 digs and 9 aces. Miranda Fowler had 62 assists.
Volleyball Team Splits
The Eagles split last night losing to Goodrich 24-26, 24-26 and beating Davison 25-10, 25-22.  For the night, Allison Conly led the team with 10 kills and 2 blocks. Breyanna Turnipseed had 8 kills, 14 kills, and 2 blocks. Emily Pearce had 8 aces and 12 digs. Megan Klavitter had 5 aces and 38 digs. The Eagles are now 23-7-2. 
Eagles Football
Linden traveled to Kearsley Friday night for a Metro League contest and the host's Homecoming. After a rough 1st quarter that saw very little go the Eagles way, things started to heat up in the 2nd for Linden. With the score tied at 0-0, Aaron Sarkon found Bailey Davis for a 31 yard scoring TD pass. The lead of 7-0 was short lived though, as Kearsley returned the ensuing kickoff to the Eagle defense 3 yard line, only to punch it in 3 plays later and even the score at 7-7. That was as close as it would be, as it was all Linden the rest of the way. Sarkon to Cade Dickson for a 68 yard TD pass, Sarkon to Nolan HIll for a 5 yard TD reception, Josh Abernathy returned a fumble recovery 65 yards for a TD, and Sarkon again found Davis from 14 yards out. Davis was 3/4 on PATs on the night. The defense was led by the front seven, Zack Brown (7 tackles), Skyler Stites (7 tackles), Cade Dickson (6 tackles), Avery Jacobs (6 tackles), Hunter MIchael (6 tackles), Josh Abernathy (5 tackles) and Trent Strang (5 tackles). The defensive backfield had 3 interceptions on the night, Ryan Young, Jacob Gagne, and Brandon Versola each with 1. The Eagles host Clio this Friday for Senior Night. 
Volleyball Remains Undefeated in the Metro
The Eagles pulled out a victory against Brandon 25-22, 24-26, 24-26, 25-16, 15-13 to remain undefeated in the league.   Allison Conly led the team with 11 kills. Breyanna Turnipseed added 10. Megan Klavitter had 21 dogs and 3 aces while Emily Pearce had 11 dogs and 4 aces. The Eagles improved to 22-6-2 overall.

Jordan Moros had 11 kills, 3 block assists, 2 aces, 9 assists and 7 digs to lead the JV Eagles to a 19-25, 25-11, 25-23 win over Brandon at home.  Christina Clemons had 16 assists, 9 digs and 3 aces, Ashley Kritzman had 12 kills and 7 digs, and Avery Whitten had 15 digs and 22 good serve receives.  The Eagles are now 4-0 in the Metro and 22-6-1 overall.
Soccer Teams Defeat Clio
The Varsity soccer team improved to 5-1 in the league with a 1-0 victory over Clio on Senior Night at Claude Cranston Stadium on Wednesday night.  David Fowler scored the game winner in the first half from a Tyler Ziccardi assist.  The teams played a scoreless second half with Andrew Coppler and Jay Howard each had 5 saves to combine for the shut-out in goal.

The JV Eagles beat Clio 3-0. The Eagles record stands 11-0-4 and 7-0-0 in Metro league play.

Jordon Einfeldt lead the Eagles with 2 goals, Tyler Manner chipped in  1 goal.
Jordon and Tyler Pierce had the assists.
Players of note Nick Koan with his 7th shutout and Matt Whitted.
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to junior Alexus Harden who has been named the State Bank Athlete of the Week for volleyball.  Alexus had a great week hitting 10-11 with 8 kills.with 0.636 kill efficiency against a very competitive Flushing team. She also added 14 digs and a block.
Live Stream: Linden Football at Kearsley
Kearsley HS, a part of the MHSAA School Broadcast Program, will be producing live streaming video of the LInden at Kearsely varsity football game on Friday October 9th at 7:00pm.  The cost for a "day pass" to watch this game is $9.95.  Annual subscriptions are $45.00.

Soccer Teams Win in Mt. Pleasant
The Varsity soccer team defeated Mt. Pleasant 2-1 in non-league action on Monday on the road.  The score was tied at 1 apiece at the half with Juian Shier scoring off an assist from Koleton Strauss.  Shier served up an assist to Trevor Varner in the 2nd half for the game winner.  In goal, Andrew Coppler, Nick Koan and Jay Howard combined for 11 saves to preserve the victory for the Eagles.

The JV Eagles beat Mt Pleasant 8-0 to run their record 10-0-4. Goal scorers were: Justin Cygnar and Paul Henrich with 2. Matt Whitted, Jordon Einfeldt, Devin Pierce, Cam Hatfield had 1 a piece. Assists by Alex Arceo with 2, Ethan Hemsely, Jason Senia and Nick Bentley added one a piece.
Max James was in goal and got the shutout.
Players of note: Max James, Alex Arceo and Justin Cygnar.
Ski Meeting
There will be a ski team meeting on Wednesday, October 7th in the PE Classroom at Fenton High School, beginning at 7:00 pm for anyone interested in the Ski team this year. 
Busy Week for Boys' XC Team
The varsity boys' cross cross country team finished 4th at the second Flint Metro League Jamboree on Wednesday afternoon while the jv squad performed well enough to earn a 2nd place team finish. While racing on a hilly course at Springfield Oaks Park nearly the entire team earned lifetime or season personal records. Full results are available here.
Then on Saturday, at Swartz Creek Golf Course, the team finished 3rd in the Division II race of the Greater Flint XC Championships. Nick McDonald earned first-team recognition in the race. Full results are avaiable here.
In between the two days of racing the team ran the homecoming game football from Brandon to Linden. The Eagles are next in action on Saturday at the Portage Invitational.
Great Results for Girls' Cross Country
The Lady Eagles Cross Country team turn out more season and lifetime PRs at the Greater Flint Championship meet on a very windy and cool Saturday morning. Overall the team placed 3rd amongst all size schools. Taylor Ganger and Jordan Holscher were medalists finishing in the top 7 in the medium school division. The rest of the varsity squad all set personal records at the invitational: Maya Gossett, Kristina Lachowicz, Meghan Hitt, Madison Wabel and Marissa Ziccardi. Full results on
Football wins in Thrilling Fashion on Homecoming Night
The Linden Eagles football team hosted Brandon for Homecoming Friday night. The Eagle defense did an outstanding job in the first half, holding Brandon to only 31 yards total offfense. While the Eagle offense was equally impressive scoring 17 points from Aaron Sarkon two rush TDs and Bailey Davis kicking both the PAT and FG. The Eagles continued to play well in the 3rd qtr until about 3:00 to go then the tide shifted mightily to the Brandon sideline. With a lead of 24-0 after another Sarkon TD, Brandon dialed up an offense the Linden Defense hadn't seen. Brandon came storming back to take the lead 28-27 with a little more than 3:00 to go. Well like weeks past, the Eagle team didn't disappoint the crowd, as they used all but :05 of the game clock to march down the field and score a winning TD from Ryan Young. The Eagles finished the game 34-28 in thrilling fashion. This week the football team travels to Kearsley for their Homecoming.
Outstanding "PR-formances" by Girls' Cross Country
September 30 proved to be an exciting night for the girls' cross country team. The Lady Eagles were victorious in the second metro league jamboree by running their best times of the year. Alia Frederick came within 8 seconds of setting a new school record with a time of 18:37 placing second in the race overall by .03 of a second. Audrey Steiert ran a 19:19 and moved into 5th place on the all-time fastest Linden women harrier list. Taylor Ganger broke 20:00 with a time of 19:55 and was the third Eagle runner to cross the finish line. She was closely followed by Jordan Holscher who had a season PR of 20:03. Contributing to the win was Maya Gossett who was within one second of her season PR at 21:05. Completing the top 7 for the Lady Eagles was Meghan Hitt and Kristina Lachowicz both of whom had lifetime PRs of 21:51 and 21:56 respectively. The JV Linden Ladies placed second in the Reserve Race with Maddie Wabel taking first place overall with a time of 22:15. The girls are definitely looking forward to the second half of their season.
JV Soccer Ties Brandon
The JV Eagles tied Brandon 1-1. The Eagles record stands at 9-0-4 overall and 3-0-1 in league play.
Cam Hawkins scored the lone Linden goal. Cam Hawkins was also the player of the game.
Football Beats Flushing
Last Friday night the Varsity Football team hosted Flushing for a key Metro contest. The host Eagles got on the scoreboard first in their opening drive with a TD by Aaron Sarkon completing a 21 yard pass to Ryan Young. The Eagle offense was stagnant the rest of the half in regards to scoring, with several drives stalling out in Raider territory. The Flushing offense was stopped initially by the Eagle defense but seemed to get going late in the 1st and all of the 2nd quarter. The Raiders scored on a controversial trick play to take the lead early in the 2nd quarter. The Raiders finished the half leading 17-7 on a 41 yard field goal. After halftime the Eagle offense and defense were clicking on all cylinders, as they held Flushing to only a FG and scored 14 points of their own, with TDs by Kevin Bates and Bailey Davis. The Eagles got the win after controlling the ball the final 5:41 of the game. Davis was good on all 3 of his point after tries. The Eagles face Brandon (3-2, 3-1 Metro) Friday evening for their Homecoming.
Soccer Wins Again
The varsity soccer team improved to 4-0 in Metro league action with a 2-1 victory over Flushing on Monday night at Claude Cranston Stadium  Julian Shier scored the lone first half goal off a Trystan Hughes-LaFavour assist.  In the second, Hughes-LaFavour added a Linden goal off a Shier assist.  The Raiders scored their only goal on a PK in the 2nd.  In goal, Andrew Coppler and Jay Howard each had 5 saves.
Volleyball vs. Flushing
The varsity volleyball team hosted Flushing on Tuesday and finished with an impressive 4 set victory:  20-25, 26-24, 25-22, 25-14.
For the night, Bridget Adams had 9 kills, 4 blocks and Breyanna Turnipseed had 9 kills, 5 blocks, 15 digs. Emma O'Keefe and Alexus Harden both added 8 kills and Harden also added 14 digs.  Megan Klavitter added 35 digs. Miranda Fowler went 21-22 serving with 3 aces and 16 assists.  Morgan Fitch added 17 assists. 
The Eagles are now overall 21-6-2 and League 3-0

Jordan Moros led the JV Eagles to a 22-25, 25-15, 25-20 victory over Flushing on Tuesday with 9 assists, 9 digs, 7 kills, 2 assist blocks and two aces.  Christina Clemons had 15 assists, 7 digs and 3 kills and Avery Whitten had 22 digs.  The Eagles move to 3-0 in the league and 21-6-1 overall.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to juniors Aaron Sarkon (football) and Ashley Robinson (golf) who have been named State Bank Athlete of the Week.  
 Aaron led the Eagles to a 21-20 win over Flushing with  15/28 passing for 251 yards with 3 TD's. He also rushed for 14 carries for 83 yards.

Ashley shot 87 at The Greater Genesee County Tournament at Flint Elks to place 12th overall in the tournament out of 63 players.
On Tuesday, Ashley fired a 47 Tuesday at Clio Country Club, and a 48 Friday at Brandon at Pine Knob Golf Club.

Soccer at Pinckney
The Varsity soccer team traveled to Pinckney and played to a 1-1 tie in a non-league game on Saturday.  Julian Shier scored for the Eagles.
The JV Eagles beat Pinckney 4-0. The JV record stands at 8-0-3. Goal scorer's were: Jorden Einfeldt, Jacob Welch, Cam Hawkins, and Devin Pierce. the assists were dished out by: Jacob Welch and Tyler Pierce. Shane Mong gets player of the game.
Girls Golf Loses Dual
The Linden Golf Team lost a dual match Friday (9/25) at Brandon at Pine Knob Golf Club. The Eagles fell by a score of 186 - 196. Brandon's Sky Kochan shot a 41 to take medalist honors for the match. Linden's Sydney Bond was runner-up with a 44. Bond recorded 4 pars in her round. Makena Baldwin shot an even-bogey 45 for the second straight match. Ashley Robinson finished off her solid week of play with a round of 48. Isabel Wright rounded out the scoring for Linden with a 59. Linden will face Swartz Creek in a home dual match on Monday (9/28) and then will play to see where they finish in the conference standingson Wednesday (9/30) at the Flint Metro League Post-Season Tournament at Fenton Farms.
A "Classic" Finish for Linden Girls' Cross Country
At the 33rd Annual Linden Classic, the Lady Eagles placed first in the large school division beating out Walled Lake Northern, Highland-Milford and Hartland. Alia Frederick was first in for the Eagles (3rd overall) crossing the finish line in 19:43 breaking the previous Linden Girls' course record and setting another lifetime PR. Coming in 2nd for the team was Audrey Steiert (6th) with a time of 20:19 -lifetime personal record. Taylor Ganger (15th), Jordan Holscher (16th) and Maya Gossett (24th) were also medalists in the top 25. Rounding out the varsity squad was Meghan Hitt who set a season PR and Kristina Lachowicz. Full results are available at
Record Field at Linden Cross Country Classic
Over 1,200 participants took to the course in the 33rd Annual Linden Classic on Saturday morning. The Linden Boys' team had a strong showing in the large school division of the invitational. The Eagles varsity "A" team finished 3rd while the varsity "B" team finished 13th with 23 teams competing. The varsity "A" group was composed of Nick McDonald (6th), Kagen Griffith (13th), Jack Eck (24th), Chase Morse (32nd), and Ryan Crutchfield (39th). Scoring for the "B" team were Tanner Blaney, Skyler Zieske, William Bale, Sebastian Lubahn, and Connor Brooks. Full results are available here.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Alia Frederick (CC), Ryan Young (football) and Julian Shier (soccer) who have each been named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.
Alia, a junior, placed 2nd overall from a field of over 300 runners at the Spartan Invite with a time of 19:51 in her second ever HS cross meet.  Her performance helped the Eagles to a first place finish out of 43 teams.

Junior Ryan Young led the Eagle football team to a come from behind victory on the road at Swartz Creek.  Ryan had 10 carried for 108 yards, 7 catches for 103 yards, 7 tackles and caused a fumble.

  Sophomore Julian Shier has been the offensive leader for the Eagle soccer team all season.  Last week, Julian netted five goals and added two assists to lead his team to a three win week.
Varsity Soccer Tops Creek
The varsity soccer team traveled to Creek and spotted them a first half goal before amping up the offense in the offense in the second half for a 3-1 victory.  David Fowler, Juan Subiza and Julian Shier each scored with assists from Subiza and Shier.  The Eagles are now 3-0 in the Metro.
JV Soccer Beats Creek
The JV Eagles rolled to a 8-0 victory over Swartz Creek to take their league record to 3-0 and the overall record stands at 7-0-3. Players of note: Jordon Einfeldt, Cam Hatfield and Justin Cygnar.
GOALS scored by:
Jordon Einfeldt 3
Cam Hatfield 2
Justin Cygnar 1
Cam Hawkins 1
Alex Arceo 1
Kolton Strauss 2
Jacob Welch 2
Justin Cygnar 1
Cam Hatfield 1
Jason Senia 1
Nick Koan and Trevor Smith combined for the Eagles 6th shutout of the year.
Volleyball Wins at the Creek
The Eagles traveled to Swartz Creek and defeated the Dragons 25-17, 25-17, 25-9.  
For the night, Bridget Adams and Breyanna Turnipseed had 10 kills and Emma O'Keefe had 8 kills. Emily Pearce served 17-19 with 6 aces and Morgan Fitch served 10-11 with 3 aces. Megan Klavitter added 27 digs. 
Flint Metro League Leadership conference
Ten athletes are representing LHS today at The Cage at the 4th annual Flint Metro League Leadership Conference.
Here is some of the action from this morning:

Soccer Wins at Holly
Linden improved to 2-0 in the Metro with a 3-2 victory over Holly last evening at Claude Cranston Stadium.  Julian Shier again led the Eagles with a pair of goals and David Fowler added another.  Austin Lapham had two assists and Juan Subaz added the other.  Andrew Coppler and Jay Howard both gave up one goal.  
The JV Eagles soccer team defeated Holly 8-0. Those with goals were Jorden Einfeldt 2, Koltan Strauss 2. Jacob Welch 2, Cam Hatfield 1 and Tyler Manner 1. Tyler Manner led with 3 assists, Koltan Strauss had 2, Max James and Paul Henrich chipped in with one a piece. Nick Koan pitched his 6th shutout of the year.
The Eagles are 2-0 in league play and 6-0-3 overall.

Both teams are on the road on Wednesday at Swartz Creek against the Dragons.

Girls Golf Vs. Kearsley
The Linden Girls Golf Team lost a tough dual match to Kearsley (9/18/15) at Spring Meadows Country Club 185 - 191. The medalist for the match was Kearsley's Sarah Streit who shot a 42. The co-runners-up were both Linden golfers. Sydney Bond continued her solid play of late, shooting a 46. It was the second straight event in which she has led the Linden team in scoring after shooting a 92 at the Davison Invitational. Ashley Robinson also carded a 46. She has become a consistent scorer for Linden. It's the third event of the season that she has paced the Eagles in scoring. Makena Baldwin recorded three pars on her round, shooting a 49. Payton Leedle rounded out the scoring for Linden with a 50. Alex Premo shot a 55 and Isabel Wright shot 59.
Varsity Volleyball at Goodrich Invite
The Linden Varsity Volleyball team went 3-2 on Saturday at the Goodrich Invitational.  The Eagles dropped the first match to Goodrich 22-25, 21-25 before beating Yale 25-10, 25-17 and Waterford Mott 25-14, 25-18.  In Quarterfinals, Linden beat Frankenmuth 25-11, 25-15 before losing to Notre Dame Prep in the semifinals 15-25, 21-25.  For the day, Bridget Adams had 30 kills, Breyanna Turnipseed 25, Emma O'Keefe 15, and Allison Conly with 12. Megan also added 67 digs and 11 aces on the day while Emily Pearce had 29 digs and 7 aces. The Eagles are now 19-6-2 overall. 
Girls' Cross Country Bring Home 1st Place at MSU
Despite the spongy and soggy conditions at the Forest Akers Golf Course grounds on Friday, September 18, the Linden Girls' cross country team fought hard for first place in a field of 43 teams and nearly 300 runners. Four of Linden's girls were in the top 30. Leading the way and coming in 2nd place overall was Alia Frederick with a time of 19:51. Close behind was Audrey Steiert (10th) with a time of 20:25. Taylor Ganger (16th- 20:39) and Jordan Holscher (23rd- 20:46 Season PR) also joined Alia and Audrey earning medalist honors. Rounding out the team was Maya Gossett, Meghan Hitt (season PR) and Madison Wabel. All seven girls ran with heart to make this a first ever MSU victory for Linden Girls' cross country team. Full results are available on The team will now start preparing for the Linden Classic next weekend.
Varsity Football Wins
The Eagles traveled to Swartz Creek Friday for a Metro contest. The Eagles got off to a rough start, spotting the host Dragons 14 points before anything positive happened. Both teams struggled to hang onto the ball, Linden throwing some Interceptions and Creek fumbling. Linden had several players contribute to the comeback victory in the scoring department, Ryan Young, Kevin Bates, Bailey Davis, Jake Cox & Aaron Steedman all got in on the scoring action Friday night with TDs. The Eagle Defense held strong after a shaky start, holding Creek to 3 points in the second half, those coming off a change of possession on an Interception to the 5 yard line. The final score of 32-24 had even more action than the score would indicate. The Defense was led by the front 7 of Josh Abernathy, Hunter Michael, Skyler Stites, Cade Dickson, Avery Jacobs, Trent Strang, and Aaron Steedman. The offensive line continued to shine late in games, Ray Ballard, Gabe Piesko, Sawyer Benge, Eddie Grode, and Jaylin Steedman, by allowing Linden to rush for over 200 yards. The Eagles will host Flushing this week in a key Metro contest.
Boys' XC 4th at Spartan Invitational
In a field of 41 teams the boys' cross country team finished in 4th place on Friday afternoon at Forest Akers East Golf Course in East Lansing. Nick McDonald (21st) and Kagen Griffith (27th) both earned medalist honors in a field of nearly 300 competitors. Jack Eck (65th), Ryan Crutchfield (75th), and Chase Morse (89th) rounded out the scoring for Linden. Skyler Zieske and William Bale were Linden's 6th and 7th finishers in the varsity race. Full results are available here. The Eagles are next in action at home Saturday, September 26th, when they host the 33rd Annual Linden Classic.
Soccer Teams Win
The varsity soccer team traveled to Lake Fenton and defeated the Blue Devils 3-1 in non-league action.  Julian Shier scored two goals for the Eagles and Nick Crane added one.  Assists came from Trevor Varner, Brandon Garvey and Connor Sproule.  The Eagles will open Metro league play on Monday night at home vs. Holly.  

The JV team defeated Bay City John Glen yesterday by the score of 8-0.

Leading the way in scoring was Justin Cygnar with 2 goals. Paul Henrich, Jacob Welch, Kolton Strauss, Cam Hatfield, Matt Whitted, and Nick Koan all tallied 1 goal a piece.
Jason Seina had 3 assists and Alex Areco had 2. Paul Henrich, Tony Perez, and Sam Areco each had 1.
Nick Koan, Tevor Smith and Tony Perez combined in goal for the shutout.
The Eagles record is 5-0-3 on the year.
Volleyball at New Lothrop
The varsity volleyball team went 2-1 on Thursday defeating New Lothrop 25-16, 25-21 and Laingsbur 22-25, 26-24, 25-17 but lost to Davison 14-25, 25-23, 22-25.  For the night, Miranda Fowler had 51 assists, 6 aces, and 25 digs.  Bridget Adams had 29 kills, 15 digs and 4 aces.  Emma O'Keefe and Allson Conly both had 16 kills and 3 blocks each.  Emily Pearce added 39 digs while Megan Klavitter added 81.  The Eagles are now 16-4-2 on the season.
Soccer Opens Metro with a Win!
The varsity soccer team traveled to Kearsley to begin the Metro season and opened up the offense shutting out the Hornets 6-0. David Fowler and Julian Shier each scored two goals and Juan Subiza and Julian Fischer each added a goal. Keepers Andrew Coppler and Jay Howard combined in goal for the shutout. The Eagles are back on the road again tomorrow night at Lake Fenton.
Volleyball Sweeps Holly
Linden varsity volleyball beat Holly 25-18, 25-13, 25-9. For the night Bridget Adams had 8 kills and Breyanna Turnipseed had 5 kills. Megan Klavitter had 11 dogs and 6 aces. Linden improved to 14-3-2 and 1-0 in the league.
Soccer Travels to Owosso for Wins!
The Varsity soccer team defeated Owosso 2-1 in a non-league match-up on the road.  The first Eagle goal came on a penalty kick by Caiman Moore while the second goal was scored by Julian Shier and assisted by David Fowler.  

The Eagles JV team beat Owosso 1-0 for their 3rd win of the year. Nick Koan pitched his 4th shutout of the year. Jacob Welch tallied the game winning goal on a PK.

Players of note: Tyler Pierce, Jordon Einfeldt, and Justin Cynar. JV record stands at 3-03.

The Eagles will now open up Metro competition with a road game on Wednesday at Kearsley.
Davison Golf Invitational Results
The Linden Golf Team participated in the Davison Invitational Golf Tournament Monday (9/14/15). The Eagles shot a team score of 425, mostly struggling on a tough Davison Country Club course. They finished in 14th place out of the 18-team field. Linden was 4th out of the 6 Flint Metro League schools that played in the event. The one stand out effort for Linden was put together by Junior Sydney Bond. Bond recorded her lowest tournament score of her high school career shooting a 92. She carded 6 pars on the difficult track. The 92 was good for a tie for 20th place overall in the tournament. Makena Baldwin shot a 105, Ashley Robinson a 106, and Payton Leedle a 122 to round out the scoring for the Eagles.
Varsity Football Wins on Late TD
The Varsity Football team hosted Holly Friday evening. The contest was a defensive struggle throughout the entire game. The score was 7-0 Holly at the half after Linden failed to move the ball beyond midfield the entire first half and only managed to gain 2 first downs. The second half would prove to be a different half though for the host Eagles. Linden moved the ball on offense, gaining over 300 yards of total offense and 15 first downs. While the defense to be stingy. Linden tied the game at the start of the 4th qtr by capitilizing on a Holly fumble at the 11 yard line. The score remained 7-7 until 3:30 remained with Linden attempting an 18 yard field goal. However, Holly busted through the line and blocked the field and making matters worse returned it the length of the field for a TD and a lead of 13-7. The missed extra point would prove to be the difference in the game. Linden drove the field on the following possession and score with 1:27 to go and Bailey Davis made the extra point to take the lead 14-13. The defense held again in the final minute to seal the win. Leading the way was Ryan Young and Aaron Steedman on the ground, while Aaron Sarkon hit several receivers through the air. Linden travels to Swartz Creek this Friday for Metro contest. Hope to see you there!
Boys' XC Runners-up at Bath Invitational
The boys' cross country team had their best outing of the season on Saturday morning at the Bath Invitational. Kagen Griffith and Nick McDonald finished 3rd and 5th in a field of nearly 100 competitors. Jack Eck (15th), Chase Morse (20th), and Ryan Crutchfield (24th) rounded out the scoring for Linden. In all,  22 of the 24 members of the team set either a lifetime or a season personal record. See full results here. The Eagles are next in action on Friday at MSU for the Spartan Invitational.
XC Girls set Season Bests at Bath
On Saturday, September 12th, the girls' cross country team performed well in a very competitive division at the Bath Cross Country Invitational. Coming in 4th place just shy a few points from 3rd, Taylor Ganger led the Lady Eagles crossing the finish line in 8th place with a season best 20:20. Jordan Holscher and Maya Gossett followed in with season best times of 20:47 and 21:04, respectively. Rounding out the top five was Kristina Lachowicz with a lifetime best time of 22:20 and Meghan Hitt with a season best of 22:35. All the girls on both varsity and junior varsity set either personal or season best records. The team is moving in the right direction as they prepare for the MSU Spartan Invitational next Friday.
Soccer Defeats Goodrich
The Eagles defeated Goodrich 4-1 at Claude Cranston Stadium on Thursday in non-league action.  Julian Shier scored two goals to lead the Eagles while Brendan Garvey and Jay Howard each added a goal.  Assists came from Nick Crane, Austin Lapham and Matt Whitted.  The Eagles will travel to Hartland on Saturday for a 12:30 game vs. the Eagles.
Girls' Cross Country Team Places First
The girls' cross country team take first place Wednesday night at the first Metro League Jamboree in Brandon Township. Leading the team was Alia Frederick who crossed the finish line 3rd overall with a personal best of 19:46. Also scoring for the Lady Eagles was Audrey Steiert setting a personal best time of 20:20 coming in 6th place. Rounding out the top five was Jordan Holscher (20:56-season best), Taylor Ganger (21:43) and Maya Gossett (22:05-season best). Linden scored 43 points. Next opponent Fenton had 58 points and Flushing 73 points. The entire team ran very well setting 15 season/personal best times. It is also worth noting that Alia and Audrey have made their way onto the top 25 list of Linden fastest women. Alia is 9th and Audrey 20th. Great job by all!
Soccer at Powers
The varsity soccer team dropped a close contest to Flint Powers at Atwood Stadium on Tuesday night 2-3.  Tyler Ziccardi and Juan Subiza each scored a goal for the Eagles and each had an assist for the other.  

The junior varsity team played to a 0-0 tie.  Players of note for the game were Nick Koan in goal and Jacob Welch.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Week 1:  Kagen Griffith took 2nd individually and led the Eagles to a 1st place finish in the Michigan Mile which is part of the Crim Festival of Races.

Week 2:  Megan Klavitter led the Eagles to a 3rd place finish at their own invite with 74 digs, 12 aces.  She followed that effort up with 38 digs and 8 aces in the Clio quad as the team swept Powers, Nouvel and Clio. 

Week 3:  Breyanna Turnipseed helped Linden to go 8-2-1 this week sweeping two quads and finishing 9th in a tough 28 team tournament. She had 50 digs, 13 aces, 44 kills, and 7 blocks for week.

Nick McDonald was Linden’s second finisher on Tuesday at the Corunna Earlybird Invitational. He finished 5th overall in a time of 17:32.2. That time was a 23 second improvement over his time from the same event last fall.

Freshman Audrey Steiert placed 3rd overall out of 101 runners at the Corunna Earlybird CC Invitational on September 1st with a time of 20:50.
Volleyball Sweeps Hartland
Linden varsity volleyball beats Hartland 25-18, 25-18, 25-19 to improve to 13-3-2. Bridget Adams led the offense with 10 kills, 2 blocks, and 3 aces. Breyanna Turnipseed had 8 kills and 2 blocks. Megan Klavitter had 25 digs.

The JV team also beat Hartland and came away with a 25-21, 25-18 12-15 victory over the Eagles. Christina Clemons had 10 assists, 6 digs and 3 kills; Avery Whitten had 12 digs and added 2 aces. The JV Eagles are now 8-3 on the season.

The freshman team fell to Hartland by scores of 20-25, 20-25 and 12-15.
Varsity Football Beats Fowlerville
The Varsity football team waited out a storm that pushed through the area Thursday night for what seemed like forever but really amounted to 2 hours of delay. The two teams finally kicked off at 9:00pm and the Eagles were in control from the beginning to the end. Getting the team on the scoreboard first was Kevin Bates in the 1st quarter. Fowlerville responded with a TD of their own to tie it. The next score was Aaron Steedman on a 38 yard run to make it 14-7. Ryan Young's TD from Aaron Sarkon was the only score in the 2nd qtr to make the half time score 21-7. Linden received the half time kickoff and marched down the field to score and make it 28-7 on a run from Sarkon about 12 yards out. Fowlerville made the score 28-14 on their next possession then Linden rattled off 29 unanswered points to close out the night. Bailey Davis ran it in from 40 yards out, Bates tacked on another from 6 yards, Nolan Hill interecepted the pass from the Fowlerville QB and ran it back 20 yards, and Brandon Versola ran in a TD from 6 yards out. Bailey Davis kicked all XP except the final one when a snap caused him to run it in to make the final score 57-14. The Eagles host Holly this Friday night.
JV Eagles Win on the Road
The JV Eagles traveled to Fowlerville on Wednesday and defeated the Gladiators 26-14 in a non-league game.  Garrett Strang led the Eagles throwing for two TD's and running for another.  Josh Powell and Blake Knox each caught a TD pass.  Owen Wagnitz also ran for an Eagle TD with Garrett Strang pounding it in for a 2-pt conversion.

​The Freshman and JV teams will travel to Holly on THURSDAY night next week for league games vs. the Bronchos.
Boys' XC Finishes 2nd at Corunna Earlybird
The Eagles started the season off with an excellent effort at the Corunna Earlybird Invitational. In a field of six teams Linden finshed 2nd overall. Scoring for the Eagles were Kagen Griffith (2nd), Nick McDonald (5th), Ryan Crutchfield (17th), Chase Morse (18th), and Skyler Zieske (21st). Sebastian Lubahn and Tanner Blaney rounded out the varsity for Linden. The team will begin Metro League competition next Wednesday at our first Jamboree, hosted by Brandon High School in Brandon Township Park. Full results are available here.
Girls' XC Team Bring Home 2nd Place Trophy
The girls' cross country team placed second at the Corunna Earlybird Invitational on a very hot and humid September 1st afternoon. Racing across the finish line in third place overall and first for the Eagles was Freshman Audrey Steiert with a time of 20:50. Seniors Jordan Holscher and Taylor Ganger followed Audrey coming in 4th and 5th overall with times of 21:18 and 21:37 respectively. Rounding out the top 5 for the girl's team was Kristina Lachowicz and Meghan Hitt. Their performance was an awesome way to start the season. The team is looking forward to the first metro league jamboree on September 9th.
JV Soccer Beats Fenton
The Linden Eagles JV Soccer Team beat Fenton 3-0 .

Conner Sproule scored the 1st goal on a PK, Alex Aeceo tallied the 2nd goal on the assist by Jordon Einfeldt. The 3rd goal was scored by Jason Senia, assisted by Tyler Manner. Nick Koan was in goal and recorded the shutout.

The Eagles are 1-0 on the young 2015 season.
JV Volleyball Sweeps Quad
The JV Eagles defeated Swartz Creek, Lake Fenton and Byron on Wednesday evening at the Creek Quad. Jordan Moros had 10 kills, 24 assists, 9 digs and 14 aces. Ashley Kritzman had 9 aces, 11 digs and 20 kills. Ashley Bertschy had 3 kills, 9 assists and 6 digs. The Eagles improve to 5-1 on this young season and will host their own tourney on Saturday.
Linden VB Sweeps Own Quad
Linden beat Lake Fenton 25-11, 25-14, Swartz Creek 25-11, 25-18. and Byron 25-12, 25-5 at their own quad on Tuesday night to improve to 10-1-1. For the night Bridget Adams had 19 kills, Breyanna Turnipseed with 11 kills, and Allison Conly had 8 kills. Emily Pearce added 12 digs and 4 aces.
Girls' XC Team take 1st Place in HS Michigan Mile
Last Friday night at the Michigan High School Challenge Mile, the girls' cross country team took first place in the female division edging out Powers by 2 seconds. The event is part of the Crim's Friday night festivities taking place around U of M - Flint's campus. The 3-man team was led by Taylor Ganger, followed by Audrey Steiert and Jordan Holscher. They had a total team time of 17:39 and Powers 17:41. The rest of the team performed very well all beating their Midnight Mile times.

Linden Volleyball Invite Results
The Eagles finished 4-1-1 on the day beating Imlay City 25-12, 25-7, Midland Dow 25-21, 25-21, Carman Ainsworth 25-13, 25-18, Powers 25-14, 25-22, split with North Branch 20-25, 25-20 before losing to Mercy 13-25, 21-25.
For the day, Bridget Adams had 38 kills, Breyanna Turnipseed had 27 kills, And Emma O'Keefe had 16 kills. Megan Klavitter had 74 digs, 12 aces.
Volleyball Season Preview
Coach Mason talks with mLive about the 2015 volleyball season goals.
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Boys' XC Team Wins Michigan Mile
The boys' cross country team won the high school challenge portion of the Michigan Mile on Friday evening in Downtown Flint. The event is a part of the Crim Festival of Races. Scoring for the Eagles were Kagen Griffith (2nd), Nick McDonald (4th), and Chase Morse (5th). Their total three man time was 15:12 while runner-up Powers totaled 16:27 for their top three competitors.
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