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Linden Athletic News
JV Baseball Splits with Kearsley
The JV Baseball team split a doubleheader with visiting Kearsley, winning 7-3 before losing 9-2.

In game 1, Cole Sarkon and Nick Rossow(double) each had 2 hits to lead Linden. Rossow also had 2 RBI.

Also getting hits in the game were Bailey Davis, Chris Kitch, Aaron Sarkon (double), and Logan Steiert.

Bailey Davis pitched all 7 innings, allowing just 5 hits while striking out 11 batters.



In game 2, Logan Steiert had Linden's only hit.

Chase Coleman, Conor Faught, and Ty Hoeberling each pitched for the Eagles in the game.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
LHS is proud to announce a number of athletes that have been selected to receive the State Bank Athlete of the Week award throughout this spring season.  Over the past few weeks, track athletes Kyle Korman, Rebecca McDonald, Samantha Greene and Justin McKenzie have been selected.  Additionally, golfer Zach Sutika and soccer player Maddie Zayan have also receive the award.   

Kyle Korman, a junior, finished in 2nd place out of 15 schools and 45 competitior in the shot put at the MSU Tru Team Invitational.  Kyle's put of 44'8 was a lifetime best by more than a foot.

Rebecca McDonald, a senior, won both the 60M hurdles at 10.1 and the long jump at 16-0.  Both are now indoor records for Linden High School.



                       Maddie Zayan, a freshman, scored a                                                           important goal in the Metro opener against a
                                                      tough Fenton team to help the Eagles to a 1-0
                                                      win over the Tigers on the road.

Justin McKenzie, a senior, broke his own school
record in the pole vault at 14-6, enroute to taking first place v.Holly and Brandon.

             Senior golfer Zach Suitka earned medalist
             honors by carding a pair of 39's in Metro 
             League matches v. Holly and Brandon last
             week at Spring Meadows and Heather 
                                                    Highlands.

Speedster Samantha Greene, a junior, won both the 
100 and 200M dashes as well as anchored the 4x100 and 4x200 relays to beat Holly for the first time in 11 years.
Soccer Beats Holly
Both Varsity and JV soccer teams traveled to Holly and came back with wins on Wednesday evening.  The JV team got things started with a 5-0 win over the Bronchos.  The varsity team remains undefeated in the league with a 4-1 win.  Jessie Magalski had a big night with three assists for the Eagles.  Maddie Zayan added a goal and an assist; Sarah Ford, Katie Wilkowski and Erica Freeman each scored a goal.  Bridget Adams had 6 saves in goal for the first half and Madison Paige had one save in the second half.  The Eagles will be on the road again tonight in a non-league game at Carman Ainsworth.  The varsity will play first this evening with a 4:30 start.
Boys Track Beats Fenton & West
 The boys Track and Field teams beat visiting Fenton and West last night. The scores were 82-55 over Fenton and 109.5-27.5. Leading the way with overall 1st place finishes against both teams were: 3200 M Relay team of Dustin Sack, Andy Bennett, Dave Doyle, and Hunter Hoslinger; 110 M High Hurdles Kyle Frederick; 100 M Dash Jacob Cox; 400 M Dash Blake Bloomfield; 300 IM Hurdles Frederick; 800 M Run Sack; 200 M Dash Frederick; Shot Put Andy Roberts; Discus Alex Kissel; Pole Vault Justin McKenzie; Long Jump Frederick. As you can see Linden Boys were pretty dominant in taking 1st place in 11 of the meets 17 events! The boys travel Friday night to MSU for an invitational and then are home again next Wednesday against Clio and Lapeer East. Hope to see you at the track!!!
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT
Today, the NCAA annouced that it will no longer accept credits awarded by 24 virtual charter shcools, all of which are operated by Michael Milken's corporation K-12.  Read the full article on our NCAA Eligibility page.

Varsity Softball at Flushing
Linden suffered two late inning losses to Flushing on Tuesday.  Score was 7 to 6 in the first game. Rhiannon Morse hit a triple, singled and scored 2 runs. Emily Williams also added 2 singles. Flushing rallied to win the 2nd game 10-8. Rhiannon Morse led the Linden hitting with a triple and 2 singles. Sydney Jacques hit 2 singles and drove in 2 runs. 
Varsity Soccer Blanks John Glenn
The Eagles soccer team hosted Bay City John Glenn in a non-league game on Monday and came away with a 4-) shutout over the Bobcats.  The first half ended in a 0-0 tie with some great defense by both teams.  Maddie Zayan got the offense going with a goal at 35:38 in the second half from a Alia Frederick assist.  Katie Wilkowski found the back of the net for the second Eagle goal from an assist by Sarah Ford.  Zayan scored again from a Wilkowski assist before Erica Freeman fed Jessie Magalski late in the game for the final Linden goal.  Madison Paige was perfect in the net to record the shut-out with two saves.  The Eagle defense held John Glen to no shots on goal for the entire second half. 
Golfers Beat Brandon
Alec Bond was the match medalist for the Eagles in a 160-193 Metro League win over Brandon at The Captain's Club on Tuesday.  In chilly and very windy conditions, Linden shot their lowest team total of the season.  Zack Sutika (39); Dylan Elmer (40); Tony Mastin (43) and Tyler Ziccardi rounded out the scoring for the Eagles who move to 2-1 in the Metro.
JV Baseball Sweeps Owosso
The JV Baseball team swept a doubleheader from visiting Owosso on Tuesday by the score of 12-2 and 9-8.
Game 1 was a tight affair until the Eagles broke it open with 8 runs in the bottom of the fifth - putting the lead at 10 and invoking the mercy rule.  All 9 players hit safely in the game, with Sawyer Benge collecting 2 hits and 4 RBI. Also getting hits in the game were Tyler Hoeberling, Luke Marshall, Logan Steiert, Conor Faught, Gabe Nosek, Trey Link, and Ryker Rivera.

Luke Marshall got the win on the mound, going 4 innings and striking out 6 batters. Ty Hoeberling pitched a perfect 5th inning, striking out 2 at getting the save. Game 2 was a shootout with the Eagles scoring a run in the bottom of the 5th to pull out the victory.Bailey Davis and Chris Kitch each had 2 hits to lead the Eagles. Also getting hits in the game were Cole Sarkon, Aaron Sarkon, and Brendan Buerkel. Ryan Johnston, Sawyer Benge, and Aaron Sarkon each pitched in the game, with Aaron Sarkon getting the win in relief.
East Lansing Invitational
Zach Sutika shot a two over par 72 to lead the Eagles, and earn tournament medalist honors, at the East Lansing Invitational held at Walnut Hills.  Rounding out the scoring for the Eagles were Alec Bond (81), Dylan Elmer (89), and Nolan McDonald (90).  The Eagles shot a team score of 334 to finish 10th out of a field of 22 teams. 
Follow/Support Coach Lawhorne
Cross Country Coach, Clint Lawhorne, will be running in the Boston Marathon on Monday April 21.

You can follow him online at the marathon website, baa.org, or you can text his bib number (7256) to 345678 and receive text updates.  The elite women begin at 9:30, the elite men at 10:00, and Coach Lawhorne should cross the start line around 10:15.

Coach Lawhorne has set a goal of breaking 3 hours (about 6:51 per mile).  

Eagle fans, please follow along and support Coach in the Boston Marathon.  #bostonLawhorne
JV Softball v. Creek
In game one Kim Freitas took the mound for the Lady Eagles JV Softball team. Freitas pitched the complete four innings while collecting two strikeouts.  The Eagles tried putting together some hits to fight back but came up short.  Chandler Allen, McKenzy Armstrong, and Kim Freitas eached earned singles. Armstrong and Freitas each scored a run for the Eagles.  The Eagles fell to the Dragons, 17-2.
In game two Kim Freitas took the mound again for the Eagles pitching the complete five innings while striking out five more Dragons. The Eagles took an early leading jumping out to score 3 runs. Two of the runs were from Maddie Neuville one from Cayla Wierenga who later scored the fourth run of the game. The Eagles fought to hold the Dragons until the bottom of the 4th inning when the score was tired.  The Dragons continued to rally against the Eagles scoring four more additional runs in the fifth inning.  The Eagles fell to the Dragons 8 to 4.  The Eagles are currently 0-2 and will take on the Flushing Raiders in Flushing on Tuesday at 4pm.   
New School Record-Pole Vault
Justin McKenzie, senior at LHS, broke his own school record Thursday night in the Pole Vault at Brandon in a dual meet. Justin's vault of 14'6" broke his old record of 14'2" set last June. Justin has worked hard all winter traveling the country to better himself and it looks to be paying off huge. Congratulations Justin!!! 
Boys Track Beats Brandon
Boys Track traveled to Brandon to run agains the host and Holly. After the meet was over the boys finished 1-1 on the night losing a tough one to Holly. Leading the way on the evening was the performances by Justin McKenzie and Kyle Frederick. Justin won the Pole Vault by beating his previous school record at 14'6"! Kyle won the long jump with 21'2.75 which places him 4th all time in Linden High School History and won the 300 M Hurdles with a time of 42.7 that places him tied for 7th all time in Linden High School History. Kyle also won the 110 High Hurdles and placed 2nd in High Jump overall. The throwers really came through in a big way Thursday night as every thrower (14 in total) had a Lifetime Personal Record in one event or the other. Kyle Korman led the throwers by winning the Shot Put with a lifetime best of 45'2.25". Alex Kissel led the way in discus with his best throw ever of 138'6" to place 2nd overall. The team hosts Fenton and Lapeer West this Wednesday starting with field events at 4:00, so come out and enjoy the fresh air while you take in a track meet.
Softball Drops Pair to Creek
After Swartz Creek and Goodrich play, no movement in Flint's girls softball power rankingsLinden Varsity Softball, Lost both game of a double header with Swartz Creek last night. The first game 11 to1 Rhiannon Morse singled and scored the lone run for Linden. The 2nd game, Linden had singles by Alyssa Logie, Regan Benge, and Molly Churches. Alyssa Warren hit a double. 
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Swartz Creek 8-1 and 10-4
In the first game in Linden’s 8-1 victory, Austin Buerkel toed the mound and pitched 5 solid innings to earn the win. Buerkel struck out 6, walked 3, allowed 3 hits and only allowed 1 earned run. Jake Marshall pitched the 6th inning recording all 3 outs while giving up 1 hit, zero walks and recording 1 strikeout. Tim Sines finished the game for the Eagles in the 7th by striking out 1 and walking one and giving up zero hits. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Jake Marshall and Brady Sarkon who each had 2 hits a piece. Also picking up a hit in the contest were Marshael Ryan and Travis Petts. Buerkel also walked 2 times and was hit by a pitch to reach safely in all of his plate appearances, scoring 4 runs and stealing 5 bases. Marshall also scored 2 runs, while Ryan and Petts each scored once. Marshall lead the team in RBI’s with 2, while Sarkon, Cam Cook and Ryan each tallied one RBI a piece. Overall the Eagles outhit the Dragons 7 to 4 in the contest.

In the second game, Linden cruised to a 10-4 victory sparked by a 9 run offensive explosion in the 2nd inning. Starting on the mound was Marshael Ryan who pitched a solid 4 1/3 innings. Ryan recorded 3 strike outs, walked 2, gave up 4 hits and allowed 3 earned runs. Finishing on the mound was Kevin Bates who recorded the last 2 outs in the shortened 4 ½ inning contest. Bates walked one batter and did not allow a hit. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Hunter Luchenbill and Adam Tatara who each had 2 hits. Also getting one hit a piece was Jake Marshall, Cam Cook, Marshael Ryan and Jacob Klocek. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Hunter Luchenbill and Jack Marshall with 2, while Austin Buerkel, Cam Cook, Trevor Banasiak, Marshael Ryan, Adam Tatara and Jacob Klocek each scored 1 run a piece. Tallying the RBI’s were lead by Jake Marshall with 3, while Adam Tatara had 2 and Austin Buerkel, Cam Cook, Marshael Ryan and Hunter Luchenbill each batted in one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Dragons 8 to 4 in the contest.
JV Baseball Opens Season with a Split
The JV baseball team opened up it's season with a split of a doubleheader in Swartz Creek.

Linden won the first game 14-3 and lost the second 5-4. The bats started slowly in game 1, as Creek held a 2-1 lead after 4 innings. The Eagle offense exploded from there, scoring 5, 2, and 6 runs in the last 3 innings respectively. Chris Kitch and Nick Rossow each had 3 hits including a double. Aaron Sarkon, Logan Steiert, and Bailey Davis (2 RBI) also chipped in 2 hits. Rossow and Sarkon each had 3 rbi as well.  Also getting hits for Linden were Chase Coleman, Conor Faught, and Cole Sarkon.  Bailey Davis got the win on the mound, going 5 innings. He allowed just 3 hits and struck out 6 Creek batters. Trey Link pitched the final 2 innings, striking out 2 batters.

Game 2 saw the Eagles get out to a 4-0 lead, only to let it slip away in the last 2 innings. Linden actually outhit Creek 6-4 for the game, but could not get the key hit when they needed it.  
Aaron Sarkon had 2 hits to lead the Eagle attack. Kitch had a double and 2 walks. Also getting hits in the game were Tyler Hoeberling, Logan Steiert, and Sawyer Benge. Sarkon pitched the entire game, striking out 3 in 4 & 2/3 innings and too the loss.
Linden Beats Fenton to Open Metro
The Eagle soccer team opened the Metro season with a  2-1 victory on the road at Fenton last evening to improve to 2-0 on the season.   This was an important win for LInden, who like most teams, has been challanged by the spring weather and only been outside for practice a handful of times.  Most of the pre-season games were cancelled, making it tough to open with our rival Fenton.  Madie Zayan and Sarah Ford scored both first half goals for the Eagles, both coming off assists from Katie Wilkowski.  The Eagles took at 2-0 lead into half time, and were able to hang on for the victory behind 8 saves from keeper Bridget Adams.  Linden will travel to Davison tonight for a non-league match up and will also compete in the Chelsea Invitational this weekend.
Eagles Soccer Opens With a Win
The Linden girls' soccer team got the season started with a non-league victory over Holly on Wednesday night on the turf field at Fenton.  The Eagles looked sharp despite the fact they have only been able to practice outside a handful of times due to the weather.  Linden had plenty of offense with  goals from Sarah Ford, Emily Waltrip, Katie Wilkowski,  Madeline Zayan and Alia Frederick.  Jesse Magalski, Sarah Ford, Madeline Zayan (2) and Alia Frederick all added assists.  Bridget Adams and Madison Paige shared keeper duties for the season opener.  The EAgles will resume action following the break on April 16.
Boys Track Wins Relays Invite
Boys Track was able to soak in some of the nice weather last night at Kearsley in their Early Bird Relays Invitational. The boys placed in the top 3 of every event at the meet, which included 6 teams in our division. Place firsts were: Kyle Korman and Andy Roberts Shot Put; Alex Kissel and Korman Discus; Kyle Frederick and Nolan Hill Long Jump; Justin McKenzie and Charlie Gergel Pole Vault; Dave Doyle, Ryan Torok, Jeremiah Gossett, and Kagen Griffith 4*1600 M Relay; Korman, Andrew Kost, Austin McNeill, and Roberts 4*100 Throwers Relay; Blake Bloomfield, Frederick, Aaron Steedman, and Devyn Daul 1600 M Relay; Josh Smith, Hill, Frederick, and Bloomfield Progressive 100-100-200-400 Relay; Frederick, Smith, Korman, and Aaron Moull Shuttle Hurdles. Hopefully this is a sign of what is to come this spring!
Linden Girls Varsity Soccer vs. Holly
 Linden Lady Eagles Varsity Soccer will play Holly tomorrow, Wednesday, April 2nd, on the turf at Fenton High School at 7:15 pm.  
Girls Track at MSU Indoor Invitational
The girls track team ran the MSU indoor invitational on Wednesday.  Rebecca Mcdonald had a great day winning both the 60 meter hurdles and the long jump. Brook Ovington placed second in the high jump tying her lifetime best jumping 5'. The team had several other athletes place on the top ten. Sydney Elmer was 5th in the 1600 and 6th in the 800 meter. Courtney Davis finished 6th in the 3200. Morgan White and Breyanna Tunipseed tied for 7th in the high jump.The 4 x 400 relay team of Samantha Greene, Miranda Greene, Jordin Gunderson and Taylor Smith placed 5th. Overall it was a very good start to the season.  
 Linden Eagles Varsity and JV Baseball teams clearing snow off their field March 24, 2014. These guys want to play! Go Eagles!
Boys Golf Tryouts
Any boys interested in trying out for golf this spring, please stop in the athletic office and see Mrs. Dolata.
There will be indoor practice at King Par on Wednesday, March 19th from 4-9.  Please contact Coach Stevens if you will be attending. 
Spring Practice Schedule Update
Due to the weather, all practices and activities at LHS have been canceled for today, Thursday March 13.

Softball:  Next practice will be on Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 in the gym.

Baseball:  Next practice will be on Friday at 5:30 in the gym.

Soccer:  Next practice will be on Friday.  Meet at 7:15 at student parking lot entrance.

Track:  Practice Friday at 2:45 in the gym.
           Parent Meeting @ 5:00 Tuesday 3/18 in the LHS Cafeteria

Golf:  Friday:  Mandatory meeting in the Sr. Commons at 3:00.  Bring your try-out cards.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Mike Gold who has been named as a State Bank Athlete of the Week.  Mike, a junior, had 15 points, 19 rebounds, 6 assists and 5 steals this week for the Eagles on the basketball court.  Congratulations Mike!
Spring Tryout Cards
Any student interested in playing a spring sport must pick up a tryout card in the athletic office the week of March 3rd through 7th.  

In order to receive a tryout card you must have a current sports physical (dated after April 15, 2013), an athletic emergency form, and an athletic handbook form all filled out and signed by your guardian.  These forms can be found on the athletic web site at lindenschools.org under Forms and Handbook.  

If you played a winter or fall sport, all fees, uniforms, and equipment must be turned in before you will be issued a tryout card for the spring season.
Track
Track Practice will begin Monday, March 10. Meet in the Senior Commons at 2:45. Make sure you have a tryout card from the Athletic Office. Practices will be each day immediately after school until approximately 4:00. If you want to have a good time, hang with your friends, get into shape, get better for another sport by getting faster, then track is the sport for you!!! Hope to see you there on Monday!!! 
Freshman Boys End Season With a Win
The Freshman Boys finished their season Thursday night with a 46-34 win over Lake Fenton. Hunter Michael led all scorers with 15 points. Cole Sarkon scored 10, Josh Biel 9, Aaron Sarkon 4, Noah Pearce 3, Gavin Lund 3, and Austin Malkin 2 points. The Eagles finished with an awesome 16-2 record for the season!!
Freshman Boys Lose to Carman Ainsworth
The Linden Freshman Boys Basketball team lost it's second game of the season Tuesday night to Carman Ainsworth by a 50-45 score. Down by 13 at the half, the Eagles played a very solid second half. Linden outscored Carman by 8 in the second half, but it was not enough. Gavin Lund led the scoring for Linden with 13 points. Cole Sarkon had 11 and Hunter Michael added 10. Also scoring for Linden were Aaron Sarkon with 6, Josh Beil with 3 and Jamon Link with 2. Linden is now 15-2 on the season while Carman is 18-1.
Eagles Advance
  Linden beat Brandon Monday night 51 to 44. Taylor Smith led Linden with 10 points. She had 7 assists and 4 steals. Alyssa Logie, Meghan Kenney and Bri Holscher each had 8 points. Sterling Degaynor had 7 and Sydney Elmer had 6. Meghan Kenney grabbed 9 rebounds and Alyssa Logie had 7.  The Eagles will now play Holly on Wednesday night at 7:00pm at home in the District semi-finals.  Come support our Eagles.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to senior Bailee Jackson and freshman Brendan Buerkel who have been named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.  

Bailee has been a four-year member of the cheer squad for the Eagles.  She has been an important part of both the sideline and competitve seasons for Linden.  Recently, Bailee was named to the Second Team All Metro Competitive Cheer Squad.

 Brendan, a forward for the Linden/Fenton Griffin Hockey team, scored two goals on Saturday night to lead the offense in a 6-7 overtime loss to Gladwin.

          Congratulations to our Eagles!
Boys Freshmen Win
The Freshman Boys Basketball team won Thursday night, defeating Lapeer West 54-36. All 12 Eagles scored in the game. Josh Beil led all scorers with 10 points. Hunter Michael and Gavin Lund each scored 8 points.  Also scoring for Linden were Cole Sarkon with 7, Noah Pearce with 4, Aaron Sarkon, Trevor Wolford, Jamon Link, and Austin Malkin each scored 3, George Shebby and Nick Rinks scored 2, and Trevor Varner scored 1 point. Linden is now 15-1 for the season.
JV Girls Beat Lake Fenton
The Linden JV Girls Basketball Team beat Lake Fenton last night, 59-40!
Down 11-2 after one quarter, we stormed back, outscoring Lake Fenton by 28 points in the final 3 quarters. 
Leading scorers were Madison Maxheimer with 20 and Bridget Adams with 15.  Maya Gossett had 6 on 6 of 12 free throws.  Lauren Klein scored 6 and Bella Blank had 4 points and 3 steals.  Also scoring with 2 each were Emily Williams and Courtney Cates.  Our last game is tonight at Lapeer West.  Our record so far is 7-9.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
LHS has had a pair of bowlers selected as Athletes of the Week for the past two weeks of voting.
 Russell Carney rolled games of 188 and 215 to take his point against Holly in a league match last week.  Also selected was Kevin Case who took 12 place in a Flint Metro League singles tournament with a 581.  Both young men will join their team in representing LHS at the Regional individual and team bowling tournament this week in Owosso.  Good luck to all! 
Freshman Boys Beat Clio
The Freshman Boys won Tuesday, defeating Clio by a 58-43 score. 11 Eagles scored in the game, led by Hunter Michaels 12 points. Also scoring for Linden were Aaron Sarkon with 9, Austin Malkin with 8, Gavin Lund and Jamon Link with 7 each. Trevor Wolford, Josh Beil, Cole Sarkon, and Nick Rinks each scored 3 points. George Shebby scored 2 and Noah Pearce scored 1 point. The team is now 14-1 on the season.
Freshman Boys Beat Fenton
The Freshman Boys won again, this time defeating Fenton by a 57-40 score. Leading all scorers was Hunter Michael with 21 points.  Aaron Sarkon and Cole Sarkon each had 8 points. Also scoring for Linden were Gavin Lund with 6, Austin Malkin with 4, Josh Beil with 3. Noah Pearce and Jamon Link each scored 2, and Trevor Wolford scored 1 point. The team is now 13-1 on the season.
Fenton
The JV girls basketball team beat Fenton 38-33!  The scoring was led by Madison Maxheimer's 15 points and Bridget Adams 11.  Lauren Klein had 3 points, 3 steals, 3 assists.  Also scoring were miranda Fowler (2), Maya Gossett (3), and Melissa Prise (4).  The final two games of the season will be on Wednesday 2/19 at LFHS (5:30) and home vs. Lapeer West (7:00) on 2/20. 
Girls BB Beats Kearsley
 Linden varsity girls played Kearsley Tuesday night and won 35 to 25. Alyssa Logie and Jessie Spencer led Linden with 10 points apiece. Taylor Smith had 8 points. Megan Kenney, Madison Polen and Jessie Spencer each had 7 rebounds; Alyssa Logie had 6 rebounds.
Boys Freshmen Rout Kearsley
The Freshman Boys Basketball team defeated Kearsley by the score of 60-16 on Tuesday night.

All 10 players scored for LInden in the game.

Leading scorers were Austin Malkin with 12, Hunter Michael with 10, and Noah Pearce with 8.

Also scoring were Jamon Link and George Shebby with 6 each, Gavin Lund and Trevor Varner with 5 each, Cole Sarkon and Aaron Sarkon with 3 each, and Josh Beil scoring 2 points.

The team is 12-1 on the season.
Individual Wrestling Results
Congratulations to Senior Dylan Musall and Junior Austin McNeil as they advanced to the Division 2 Regional wrestling tournament in Bay City this Saturday.  Dylan finished in 3rd place at 130 lbs. while Austin McNeil finished in 4th place at 215.  In order to make it to the state finals, these gentlemen have to finish in the top 4 of their weight classes at Regionals.  Good luck gentlemen and congratulations on a successful season.
Team District Wrestling
The Linden Eagles dual season came to a close Thursday evening as the Eagles lost to #10 state ranked Goodrich 22-45.  Although the Eagles battled, there was not enough experience in the line-up to hang w/ Goodrich.  The Eagles started 6 freshman in the last dual meet and only 4 seniors.  Winning for the Eagles were: Luke Zimmerman, Zach Shaw, Patrick Kerr, Austin McNeil, and Nick Sioui.  The Eagles finished w/ a winning record of 18-15.  We are very proud of the season these young men have had and are looking forward to the post-season for the individual wrestlers. 
Varsity Basketball loses to Swartz Creek
 Linden lost to the Swartz Creek Dragons on the road Tuesday night, missing out on the season sweep in the rivalry. The Eagles were down 35-23 at the half and then broke down in the second, being outscored by 25 points. The final score was 74-37. Linden was hurt by two crucial categories, the Eagles committed 26 turnovers and went 9-24 from the free throw line. The team was led by Kyle Korman with 14 points (6/8 FG), 6 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 2 steals. Collin Hoeberling added 6 points, Austin Buerkel added 5 points 5 rebounds, and Trent Strang added 3 points 5 rebounds and registered 0 turnovers.
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to senior Bri Holscher who has been named the State Bank Athlete of the Week for basketball.  Bri led the Eagles offensively last week and continues to demonstrate senior leadership for the Eagle basketball team.  Congratulations Bri.
Girls BB v. Creek
Linden girls varsity basketball played Swartz Creek and lost 50 to 42. Taylor Smith led Linden in scoring with 9 points and 6 steals. Alyssa Logie had 8 points and 7 rebounds. Jessie Spencer added 6 points and 6 rebounds. 
Boys Freshman Basketball Beats Creek
The Boys Freshman Basketball team kept up it's winning ways defeating Swartz Creek 61-38 Tuesday night in Swartz Creek.
The Eagles held an 8 point advantage at halftime and then outscored Creek 19-10 in the third quarter to put the game away.

High scorer in the contest was Hunter Michael with 22 points.
Aaron Sarkon added 12 and Gavin Lund netted 10 points each.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Cole Sarkon with 7, Trevor Varner with 4, Jamon Link with 3, Josh Beil with 2 and Austin Malkin with 1.

The Eagles are 11-1 for the season now.
Wresling Duals
The Linden wrestling team split in their last Metro matches of the season. Linden lost to cross-town rival Holly 42-25. In the night match Linden dominated rival Fenton 51-21.  Winning two matches on the night for the Eagles were: Zach Shaw, Patrick Kerr, Austin McNeil, and Nick Sioui. Going 1-1 on the night were: Luke Zimmerman, Dawson Blank, Brandon Brennan, Dylan Musall, and Charlie Gergel. All of the seniors won their matches against Fenton and never lost a dual meet to Fenton in four years of wrestling.  The Eagles will compete tomorrow at Brandon for the conference tournament. 
Varsity loses to Brandon
 Linden lost to Brandon at home Wednesday night 61-46. The Eagles contained the Blackhawk's best scorers but other teammates stepped and made big shots down the stretch. Linden was led by Austin Buerkel with 12 points on three made 3-pointers. Kyle Korman was the other double digit scorer with 10 points, 7 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Collin Hoeberling chipped in 6 points. Trent Strang added 6 points and 4 assists. Mike Gold added 4 points and 8 rebounds. The Eagles face Swartz Creek on Tuesday. 
Freshman Boys Basketball Beat Rochester Hills Stoney Creek
The Freshman Boys won again beating Rochester Hill Stoney Creek by the score of 57-53. Cole Sarkon led the scoring with 15 points. Also scoring for Linden were Gavin Lund with 13, Hunter Michael with 12, Aaron Sarkon with 10, and Austin Malkin with 7. The team is now 10-1 for the season.
Girls BB v. Brandon
Linden girls varsity basketball played Brandon Wednesday night and lost 41 to 26. Sterling Degayner led Linden in scoring with 6 points. She also had 3 rebounds and 1 assist. Bri Holscher had 5 points. Alyssa Logie and Rachel Starr's each had 4 points. 
MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award
Congratulations to senior David Doyle, who has been named as a finalist for the 2013-14 MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award.  Out of a field of 1,700 applicants, David is one of only 120 finalists.  Final judging of those selected to receive this year's 32 $1,000 scholarship winners will take place in the next few weeks.  Although Linden has had many applicants for this award over the years, David has advanced the furthest in the process.  Eligible candidates must have earned at least one varsity letter and have maintained a cumulative 3.5 GPA throughout high school. The competition for available scholarships was based on leadership, scholarship, athletic and community participation and achievement.  Each applicant also submitted an essay on the significance of educational sportsmanship.  Great work David, your coaches, teachers, parents and teammates are proud of the way that you have represented LHS! 
Wrestling Canceled for Tuesday
 Due to the frigid weather, the wrestling meet scheduled for this evening has been canceled. The meet will now take place on Thursday at Linden High School with the following schedule:
5:00    Linden v. Holly
6:00    Fenton v. Holly
7:00    Linden v. Fenton
Monday Night Games Canceled
All basketball games scheduled for tonight have been canceled due to the frigid temperatures. Games have not yet been rescheduled.  
Battle Creek Central Invite
 The Linden wrestling team placed 3rd out of 16 teams at the Battle Creek Central Invitational.  Leading the way for the Eagles were: Junior Austin McNeil, senior Zach Shaw, and Freshman Patrick Kerr who all placed 2nd overall.  Placing 3rd were Luke Zimmerman and Charlie Gergel.  Aaron Steedman and Dylan Musall placed 4th.  Finishing out the placers were: Ruben Bailey 5th, Nick Sioui 6th, and Dawson Blank 7th.  
Brandon Gets Win Over Linden
Austin Maxheimer lead all scorers with 9. Tyler Hoeberling and Bailey Davis had 8 each. Nick Rossow and Ray Ballard each contributed 3. Adding 2 points each were Conor Faught, Logan Steiert and Nolan McDonald.

Linden Goes To Clio For Win
Tyler Hoeberling lead the charge with 16. Austin Maxheimer contributed 11. Logan Steiert and Bailey Davis added 7 each. Conor Faught and Nolan McDonald each put up 4 and Trey Link had 3.
Boys Freshman Basketball Wins
The Boys Freshman Basketball team defeated Brandon for the second time this season, this time the score was 44-40. The Eagles built up a 10 point lead in the first half and held on down the stretch.  Cole Sarkon led the scoring for Linden with 15 points. Also scoring for Linden were Hunter Michael with 14, Aaron Sarkon with 7, Josh Beil with 3, Jamon Link with 3, and Austin Malkin with 2.  The Freshmen are now 9-1 on the season.
Wrestlers Split Metro Duals
The Linden wrestling team hosted their first conference dual meet of the season celebrating senior night and split their duals.  In the first dual the Eagles knocked off Lapeer East 57-17.  After the dual the seniors were celebrated for sticking with the program.  Zach Shaw, Dylan Musall, Eli Foguth, Nick Sioui, Ruben Bailey, and Charley Gergel have helped Linden to a winning record over 4 seasons.  In the final match the Eagles lost to state ranked Clio 30-48.  Going undefeated on the night at 2-0 were: Patrick Kerr and Austin McNeil.  Going 1-1 on the night were: Luke Zimmerman, Zach Shaw, Aaron Steedman, Jacob Cox, and Ruben Bailey.  Going 1-0 on the night were: Brandon Brennan, Dawson Blank, Dylan Musall, Jakub Gagne, Jailyn Steedman, and Charlie Gergel.  
The Eagles will host cross-town rivals: Holly and Fenton on Tuesday at home!  This will also be Linden Predator night as all of the Predators will be recognized.  Wrestling begins at 5:00 PM. Come on out and support your team.  The Eagles are 17-13 on the season and look to improve to 19-13.  
Var Girls BB v. Clio
 Linden v Clio - Linden lost 51 to 42. Linden made a strong comeback in the 4th quarter led by Taylor Smith scoring 15 of her game high 23 points. Bri Holscher added 7 in the quarter to end up with 12. Alyssa Logie was strong on the boards with 9 rebounds.
Varsity BB v. Clio
  Linden lost a hard fought battle on the the road at Clio, which they led the entire game until the score was 54-53 with less than four minutes left. Late turnovers and missed shots hurt the Eagles down the stretch, Linden ended up losing 66-59. Collin Hoeberling led the scoring attack with 18 points, Travis Rinks with 12 points, Austin Buerkel with 8 points, Mike Gold with 8 points, and Kyle Korman had 11 points and 14 rebounds.
BOYS FRESHMAN BASKETBALL BEATS CLIO
The Boys Freshman Basketball team defeated Clio Tuesday night by a 56-33 score.  Cole Sarkon led the scoring with 14 points. Hunter Michael and Aaron Sarkon each had 11. Also scoring for Linden were Jamon Link with 5, Noah Pearce and Austin Malkin with 4 each, Gavin Lund with 3, and Josh Beil and Nick Rinks with 2 each.  The team is now 8-1 on the season.
Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to seniors Zach Shaw and Alyssa Logie who have been named the State Bank Athletes of the Week.
Zach was 6-1 on the week with a huge pin against his Swartz Creek opponent to win the dual for Linden at the Swartz Creek Invite.  Zach was able to stick the pin only :16 seconds into the match.  Zach went on to post a 4-1 record on the day.  Overall, Zach is 25-5 on the season.
 
Alyssa Logie posted some big numbers to lead the Eagles on the basketball court this past week.  Alyssa had 21 total points, grabbed 18 rebounds, had 6 steals and an assist. 
Swartz Creek Wrestling Invite
The Linden wrestling team finished 2-3 at the Swartz Creek Duals this weekend.  The Eagles were undermanned voiding 3 weight classes due to resting wrestlers for conference play.  First round the Eagles lost to Montrose 34-37, second round the Eagles defeated Walled Lake Western by a score of 42-27, 3rd round we lost to Dewitt 15-58, 4th round we lost to Corunna 33-45 and in the final round we avenged an early loss to Swartz Creek and knocked them off 38-37.  This was a big win for us as we were without 3 weight classes all day and still found a way to beat Swartz Creek.  Austin McNeil lead all wrestlers going 5-0 on the day.  Skyler Stites went 3-0, and Zach Shaw went 4-1.  
Girls Varsity Basketball
Linden girls basketball played at Kearsley Tuesday night and won 36 to 27. Alyssa Logie had a game high of 16 points 9 rebounds and 4 steals. Taylor Smith added 8 points, 3 rebounds , 3 assists and 4 steals.

Friday night at Linden the girls varsity played Lapeer West and lost 57 to 38. Bri Holscher had 8 points, Taylor Smith also had 8 points. Alyssa Logie had 9 rebounds and 5 points. Rachel Starrs had 5 points. 
Linden-Fenton Griffins Hockey Student Night
Student Night is Saturday January 18th 7:15pm @ Hartland vs. Lapeer Unified.  The first 50 Fenton or Linden students to show their student id will receive a free tee shirt.  Please come support your hockey team.  More information on our website:  http://www.hockeyclubhouse.com/fentonlindenhockey/news.php
Boys JV BB
Linden JV Basketball Falls At Lapeer West
Logan Steiert had 14. Tyler Hoeberling and Nick Rossow contributed 9. Nolan McDonald, Bailey Davis, Trey Link and Ray Ballard each added 2.

Linden JV Basketball Gets Win Over Kearsley
Led in scoring by Conor Faught with 12. Tyler Hoeberling had 9. Nolan McDonald and Nick Rossow had 6. Logan Steiert added 5 and Trey Link added 2 more.
Freshman Boys Basketball Defeats West
The Freshman Boys basketball team defeated Lapeer West by the score of 52-35 in Lapeer on Thursday.
Cole Sarkon led all scorers with 14 points.  Also scoring for Linden were Hunter Michael with 9, Gavin Lund with 7, Josh Beil with 6, Aaron Sarkon with 5, George Shebby with 4, Trevor Varner with 3, and Austin Malkin and Nick Rinks with 2 each.  The team is now 7-1 on the season.
Wrestlers Split Metro Duals
Last night the Linden Eagles wrestling team took on Flint Kearsley and #5 ranked Ortonville Brandon.  The first match the Eagles dismantled a depleted Flint Kearsley squad by a score of 61-6.  In the second Metro match the Eagles lost to Brandon by a score of 18-57.  Winning two matches on the evening for the Eagles were: Nick Sioui, Austin McNeil and Zach Shaw.  Going 1-1 on the night were: Luke Zimmerman, Dylan Musall, Patrick Kerr, Alec Monticelli, Aidan Shaw, Aaron Steedman, Jailyn Steedman, and Adam Tartara.  Brandon Brennan went 1-0.  Skyler Stites went 2-0 for the junior varsity winning both of his matches.  The Eagles are currently at 14-9 on the season and 2-2 in the Metro League.
Saturday the Eagles will be at Swartz Creek for the Swartz Creek Duals.  Wrestling begins at 9:00 A.M.  Come on out and support your team.
JV Girls Win at Kearsley
The JV Eagles won their second game in two nights, beating Kearsley 35-26 on the road.  Sterling DeGayner led the scoring with 13, including 6 in the high-scoring 4th quarter that saw each team score 16 points.  Outstanding defense held the Hornets to only 10 points through the first three quarters.  Bridget Adams and Maya Gossett split 12 points, Madison Maxheimer scored 5, and Courtney Cates mad two crucial technical free throws in the 4th quarter.  Also scoring were Emily Williams, and Miranda Fowler.  The Eagles will play again tonight at home at 7pm.  
Freshman Boys Basketball Win Again
The Boys Freshman Basketball team defeated Kearsley at home on Tuesday night by the score of 43-21. This is the 4th straight win for the boys. Nick Rinks led all scorers with 13 points. Trevor Wolford and Trevor Varner each had 8. Rounding out the scoring were George Shebby and Hunter Michael with 4 each, Noah Pearce with 3, Josh Beil with 2, and Austin Malkin with 1 point. The team is now 6-1 on the season.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Over the break, and the past few weeks, Linden has had four State Bank Athletes of the Week.
 Taylor Smith, a sophomore, led the Eagles on the basketball court with 40 points; 10 assists; 13 rebounds; and 10 steals in games against Lake Fenton and South Lyon.

Logan Skinner bowled a 218 to help take his point and help his team win the match against Clio.


 Senior Collin Hoeberling had 40 point; 7 rebounds; 9 steals; and 6 assists in two competitive losses against Holly and Fenton.

Austin McNeil has led the Eagle wrestling squad all season with a 21-4 record.  This week, Austin had two big wins over Lapeer West and Swartz Creek at both the 215 and Hwt division.

Congratulations to our Eagles!
Linden Fell Short In A Battle At Holly
Linden Fell Short In A Battle At Holly, 47-41. Leading the way Trent Strang had 9 points. Austin Maxheimer added 8. Tyler Hoeberling and Logan Steiert got 7 each. Conor Faught and Nolan McDonald each contributed 5. Nick Rossow chipped in 3 and Trey Link added 2 more.
Girls JV Over Holly
The Linden JV offense was hot on Thursday night as the Eagles beat visiting Holly 52-22.  Bridget Adams let the Eagles with a DOUBLE-DOUBLE, 22 points and 10 rebounds.  Madison Maxheimer chipped in with 12 points, Miranda Fowler 8 rebounds, Maya Gossett 2 points and 8 rebounds, Sterling DeGayner with 6 points, Emily Williams with 4 points, and 2 points each from Lauren Klein, Melissa Prise and Courtney Cates.  
Eagles Drop One to Fenton
Linden and Fenton faced off in one of the best crosstown rivalries in the area and the Friday night game did not disappoint. Both teams battled extremely hard the entire the game. After getting down by 10 points early in the second half, the Eagles clawed back into the game after Matt Beil knocked down a 3 point shot to cut the deficit to one point. A 7-0 run in the middle of the fourth quarter was too much for Linden to overcome, and lost 58-45. Collin Hoeberling was the leading scorer with 15 points. Austin Buerkel finished with 9 points, Kyle Korman added 6, Travis Rinks and Mike Gold added 4 points each.
Boys Freshman Beats Holly
The Boys Freshman Basketball team defeated Holly on Monday night by the score of 56-48. Linden was trailing by 2 points at halftime but used a 20-12 3rd quarter to pull ahead for good. Cole Sarkon led the Eagles with 18 points, Aaron Sarkon scored 13, and Hunter Michael scored 12. Also scoring for Linden were Gavin Lund 5, Josh Beil 4, Trevor Varner 3, and Noah Pearce 1. The team is now 5-1 on the season.
Linden JV Over Fenton
Linden JV Over Fenton, 51-41. Conor Faught had a dominate 11 points. Nolan McDonald and Trent Strang had 10 each. Logan Steiert chipped in 5 while Bailey Davis got 4. Tyler Hoeberling, Austin Maxheimer and Nick Rossow added 3 each. Trey Link got 2.
Girls Varsity Beats Fenton on the Road!
Friday night Linden v Fenton - Linden 55 Fenton 47 Bri Holscher led all scorers with 17 points. Taylor Smith had 13 points, 3 assists and 3 steals. Alyssa Logie added 11 points, 6 rebounds and 3 steals. Sydney Elmer had 6 points, 11 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals. 
Girls JV at Fenton
JV Girls basketball results.  Fenton 46, Linden 37  It was a good game until we ran out of gas....actually led after 3 quarters 27-25. Led by Madison Maxheimer and Sterling DeGayner with 12 points each.  Also scoring were Bridget Adams with 5, and 2 points each from Emily Williams, Courtney Cates, and Melissa Prise.
Record now 3-5.  Next game Holly home Monday.
BOYS FRESHMAN BASKETBALL BEATS FENTON
The Linden Freshman Basketball team defeated Fenton by the score of 61-43. 11 Eagles scored in the game.
Aaron Sarkon with 13, Hunter Michael with 12, and Gavin Lund with 10 led the way for the Eagles.  Also scoring for Linden were Nick Rinks with 7, Jamon Link with 6, Cole Sarkon with 5, Josh Biel with 4, Austin Malkin with 2 and Noah Pearce, Trevor Varner, and George Shebby each scored 1.
1950 Genesee County Class C Softball Champs
Earlier this month, several members of the 1950 Genesee County Class C Softball Championship team were able to get together to attend an 80th birthday party for Nettie Covert Holtslander. From left to right, Elayne Carlson Cole, Nettie and   Mareta Spaulding Stephens holding a team picture from 1950. Congratulations once again to the 1950 team and Happy Birthday Nettie!
Adrian Duals
The Linden wrestling team was in action Saturday at the Adrian Duals.  Although the e\Eagles fell short of their goal to win the tournament and ended up with a 2-3 record, they were able to knock off the tournament champions Salem (out of Canton) who won the tournament going 4-1 with their only loss to Linden by a score of 43-36.  The Eagles defeated host Adrian 54-23 and Salem and lost a close one to Farmington 36-41, Chippewa Valley 33-41, and Jackson 39-41.  Individually it was a great day as we had 5 wrestlers go undefeated:  103 Luke Zimmerman, 119 Dawson Blank, 125 Zack Shaw, 135 Patrick Kerr, and 215/Hwt. Austin McNeil. Going 3-2 on the day were Aaron Steedman at 160, and Dylan Musall 130.  The Eagles record is at 12-7 overall and opens conference play this week with Swartz Creek on Wed. night with weather permitting.   
Baseball Winter Workouts
Baseball winter workouts will begin on Sunday 1/12 at 6:00 pm at the HS. Please come prepared to do all facets of baseball (hitting-throwing-fielding).
Wrestling Wrap-Up
The Linden wrestling team had a very busy week before the holiday break.  On Wed. night the Eagles traveled to Lapeer West to take on St. Clair and Anchor Bay.  In the opening match the Eagles defeated St. Clair 40-34. The dual was tied coming into our last match w/ senior Zach Shaw yet to wrestle.  Zach went out and took care of business by pinning his opponent in the 1st period giving Linden the win.  In the second dual, the Eagles met a gritty Division 1 Anchor Bay.  This was a good dual but the Eagles fell 47-27.  We battled in the dual but we were just outmanned.  Anchor Bay has a very good squad with a lot of experienced wrestlers that are ranked.  I was pleased that we wrestled tough.  Linden's overall record heading into the break is 10-4.

Friday the Eagles hosted the 3rd Annual J.V. tournament.  This was a good opportunity to get a lot of our inexperienced wrestlers mat time.   The lone champion for the Eagles was Aaron Steedman going 4-0.   Freshman Jacob Coburn went 2-2.  
 
Saturday the Eagles took only 8 wrestlers to the county meet.  We had several starters out of the line-up due to vacations, injuries, etc... but the 8 boys we took got to see good competition that they won't see the rest of the year.  Leading the way for the Eagles were sophomore Luke Zimmerman (3rd place) and Junior Austin McNeil (4th Place).  Luke and Austin looked very good today and battled.  Placing 6th were senior Dylan Musall and freshman Patrick Kerr.  The Eagles are off for the next two weeks to get healthy and relax a bit. We will be in action again on Jan. 4th at the Adrian Duals, then when we return to school we will open conference play.
Linden JV Basketball Loses at Flushing
Leading scorers Tyler Hoeberling and Logan Steiert had 7 points each. Nick Rossow added 6 points. Austin Maxheimer and Trent Strang each had 2. Conor Faught added 1 point.

Linden JV Basketball Loses to Creek
Leading scorer Tyler Hoeberling had a great night with 14 points. Conor Faught played very well adding 12 points. Austin Maxheimer added 5 while Trent Strang had 4. Logan Steiert and Nick Rossow each had 3. Nolan McDonald and Bailey Davis contributed 2 each.

Linden JV Basketball Loses at Brandon
Leading scorer Trent Strang had 14 points. Nolan McDonald did a great job handling the ball and added 9 points. Logan Steiert had 5 while Conor Faught had 4. Nick Rossow had a 3 pointer. Tyler Hoeberling and Bailey Davis contributed 1 point each.
Tough Loss at Flushing
The varsity basketball team went on the road Thursday night to play next year's Metro League newcomer, Flushing.  Linden did not shoot well and only went to the free throw line six times.  Senior, Travis Rinks, hit a huge 3 to cut into the 1st half deficit.  The following possession, we lost Travis to an apparent injury.  Losing his leadership and energy for the rest of the game was tough on the team.  From the point, Flushing went on a run to end the second half leading Linden by 15 points.  The start of the 3rd quarter was great, Linden came out energized and with a chance to cut the lead to single digits.  The players never gave up and failed to answer runs by a tough Flushing team.  Linden was led in scoring by Collin Hoeberling with 10 points, Tanner North and Mike Gold added 6 each.  Linden goes on the road this Saturday against Saginaw Heritage at Saginaw Valley State University at noon. 
Girls Basketball v. Flushing
Linden varsity girls lost to Flushing 49 to 23 in a non-league match-up at home. Alyssa Logie had 8 points, 5 rebounds. Jessie Spencer had 7 points and 6 rebounds. Bri Holscher had 5 points. The Eagles will now be off until the first of the year when they will travel to Flint Powers for a 6:00 game on Saturday January 4th.

The JV team lost to undefeated Flushing 31-36 on Thursday.  Madison Maxheimer had 9 points and 3 steals, Megan Kenney had 8 points, and Alexis Brandt 5 points, including 3 for 3 at the free throw line.  Also scoring were Melissa Prise (4), Sterling DeGayner (3) and Maya Gossett (2).  Melissa Prise led the rebounding with 5.  That evens the JV record at 3-3, and our next game is at Powers on January 4 at.

The freshman girls played tough, but lost to a talented Flushing team 25-46.  
Karly Krause had 9 points, Bella Blank and Taylor Stoolmaker each had 8 in a 25-46 loss to Flushing at home on Thursday night. 


Boys Freshman Basketball Wins
The Boys Freshman Basketball team defeated Flushing by a 53-48 score Thursday night in Flushing. It was a back and forth game all night, with Linden outscoring Flushing by an 18-12 margin in the fourth quarter to earn the win.  Clutch free throw shooting by Aaron Sarkon and Gavin Lund sealed the victory. Leading scorers for the Eagles were Aaron Sarkon with 16 and Hunter Michael with 14.  Gavin Lund and Austin Malkin each had 8 points. Cole Sarkon scored 4, Josh Beil 2, and Jamon Link 1 point each. The boys enter the Christmas Break with a 3-1 record.
Wrestlers Win Dansville Duals
 After a hard week of practice and a tough loss to Westland John Glenn on Wed. night the Linden Eagles bounced back and went undefeated on Saturday at the Dansville Duals.  The Eagles defeated Pinckney 47-22, Perry 45-36, Dansvillle 48-27, Maple Valley 65-18, and Gross Pointe South 63-14 to go 5-0.  The team was led by seniors Dylan Musall 5-0 and Nick Sioui 4-0, junior Austin McNeil went 5-0, Sophomore Luke Zimmerman 5-0, and freshman Patrick Kerr 5-0.  Sr. Zach Shaw and freshman Dawson Blank and Aaron Steedman went 4-1. The Linden wrestling team improved to 9-3 on the season, they will wrestleon Wed. night at Lapeer West where they will take on St. Clair and Anchor Bay.  
Boys Freshman Basketball Loses to Swartz Creek
The Boys Freshman Basketball team lost to Swartz Creek on Tuesday by the score of 63-49.
Leading the Eagles in scoring were Cole Sarkon with 19 and Hunter Michael with 15. Also scoring for Linden were Aaron Sarkon and Jamon Link with 6 each, Gavin Lund with 2 and Austin Malkin with 1.
Wrestlers Split at John Glenn
 The Linden Varsity wrestling team traveled to Westland on Wed. night to take on powerhouse Westland John Glenn and Carrolton Airport.  This was the first time in school history that Linden wrestled Carrolton Airport another division II school.  In the opener, the eagles defeated Carrollton 42-32.  This was a good dual that see-sawed back and forth. The Eagles were also starting 7 freshman for this dual.  We started at 119 and by the time we got to the 140 weight class the dual was tied.  The tides started to turn at the 140 lb. weight class as freshman Patrick Kerr came up with a big pin.  The Eagles lost the 145 lb. match, but then won 3 in a row and never looked back.  In the nightcap the eagles wrestled a very gritty and experienced John Glenn squad.  In this dual meet Linden also started 7 freshman: Brandon Brennan, Dawson Blank, Jakub Gagne, Patrick Kerr, Aaron Steedman, Jailyn Steedman, and Skylar Stites.  Linden lost 47-24 and improved to 4-3 on the season.  
Freshman Boys Basketball Defeats Brandon
The Freshman Boys won again as they beat Brandon 50-42 at Linden Thursday night.

The Eagles got off to a rough start, trailing 16-13 after 1 quarter.
Over the next 2 quarters Linden outscored Brandon by a 23-6 margin. Brandon was able to cut the lead to 7 with under a minute to go, but a key free throw by Nick Rinks sealed the victory.

Nine Eagles scored in the game with Hunter Michael leading the way with 13 and Gavin Lund and Austin Malkin with 8 each. Also scoring were Jamon Link and Cole Sarkon with 6 each, Josh Beil with 5, Trevor Varner with 2, and Aaron Sarkon and Nick Rinks with 1 each.

Linden is now 2-0 on the young season.
JV Girls Basketball Beats East 40 - 8
 Eight players scored, led by Madison Maxheimer with 8 and Sterling DeGayner with 7.  Also scoring were Olivia Kirkey and Alexis Brand with 5, 4 each from Emily Williams, Melissa Prise and Courtney Cates, and a 
3-pointer by Maya Gossett.
Olivia Kirkey led the rebounding with 13, while Maya Gossett had 8.  Maddie Maxheimer had 7 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists.  
The team is now 3 - 0 and travels to Brandon on Friday.

Freshman Girls Basketball Beats Creek
 The Freshman Girls played well against Swartz Creek with a score of 47-15. Bella blank had 18 points, Taylor stoolmaker had 10, and Karley Kraus had 9.
Linden JV Basketball Wins in OT
The JV boys earned their first win last night in an OT battle with Lapeer East. Leading all scorers with 14, Freshmen Trent Strang played very confident offensively and defensively. Freshmen Tyler Hoeberling had 8 points and Sophomore Nolan McDonald had 5, each controlled the tempo of the game like seasoned professionals. Conor Faught had a dominate presence on the court with 4 points and led the team with rebounds. Logan Steiert had 2 points and played extremely well on the defense. Austin Maxheimer had a very quiet 7, hitting very critical shots with poise. Nick Rossow contributed 5 more, playing extremely smart and aggressive. This was a great win for a great group of young men.
Boys Freshman Basketball Wins
The Boys Freshman Basketball team got the season off to a good start with a 43-41 win over Lapeer East in Lapeer.

Leading scorers for Linden were Cole Sarkon with 12 and Hunter Michael and Gavin Lund with 10 each.

Also scoring for Linden were Austin Malkin with 4, Trevor Varner and Jamon Link with 3 each, and Aaron Sarkon with 1.
Eagles Finish 3rd at own Invite
     The Linden Wrestling Team opened up the 2013 season at Linden hosting the Linden Xmas Duals. Linden finished in 3rd place overall out of 8 teams.  The Eagles went undefeated in pool play defeating: White Lake Lakeland, Flushing, and Oxford.  In the championship semis Linden lost a nail biter to Division 1 Chippewa Valley 39-36 and in the championship finals the Eagles fell to state ranked Gaylord.  Several wrestlers had winning records on the day.  Going 4-1 were Austin McNeil, Zach Shaw, and Aaron Steedman.  Going 3-2 were Luke Zimmerman, Brandon Brennan, and Patrick Kerr.  Skylar Stites finished 2-0.  The Eagles will be in action on Wed. night at Westland John Glenn taking on Carlton Airport.
     Coach Skinner had this to say about his young grapplers:  "
I was very impressed with our performance today as we started 6 freshman and they responded well.  This squad is extremely young, in previous years we've had young wrestlers in the line-up here and there but in my 15 years as the head coach, I never remember starting 6 freshman, even with our good squads.  There is room for improvement but what's nice is these young men have experience under their belt as they've all been club kids.  With wrestling as competitive as it is today, this is almost a necessity if you're going to start as a freshman.  The day was good and although we lost a tight one, we had 3 starters out of the line up that will make an immediate impact."
Griffins Skate to a 5-5 Tie
The Metro League Griffins skated to a 5-5 tie with Notre Dame Prep in a hard fought battle on Saturday night on the road.  Nate Allen opened up the scoring with an early 1st period goal from Mitch Olewin, but after a fast-paced first, ND Prep led 3-1. Connor Phillips scored a power-play goal in the second on an assist from Ian Crampton.  Nate Allen tied the game at 3 with a goal from the assist of Brandon Diener.  The Griffins took advantage of a 4 on 3 to go up 4-3 on a Bobby Temple goal off the assist from Austin Wright and Brian Hackney in their best period of the season. Temple scored again in the third off an assist from Hackney.  The Irish capitalized off Griffin penalties in the third to tie the game at 5.  Goalie Manny Vomvolakis made a huge save with 1 second remaining in the game to preserve the tie.  Next up for the Griffins will be Pinckney on Wednesday at 6 at the Hartland Sports Arena. Come out and catch the action and support your Griffins!
MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award
This year marks the 25th year Farm Bureau Insurance has sponsored the MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Award.  This year 32 $1,000 scholarships will be available to high school seniors who have earned a varsity letter in a MHSAA sponsored sport, have a minimum 3.5 GPA; and complete the essay and application process.  LHS had 17 athletes who qualified for the award.  Congratulations to the following student-athletes that have completed the application process and will be considered for this prestigious award:
  • Blake Bloomfield
  • David Doyle
  • Jacob Klocek
  • Alyssa Logie
  • Rachael Starrs
  • Michael Ziccardi
Girls BB V. South Lyon
The girls basketball program had another solid night as both the JV and Varsity squads had non-league victories on the road at South Lyon on Thursday. 
The JV girls beat South Lyon 25 to 10 to improve their season record to 2-0.   Linden led 12-2 at halftime because of some awesome defense led by Lauren Klein, Melissa Prise, and Madison Maxheimer.  All of our scoring came from Sterling DeGayner (12), Bridget Adams (7) and Maxheimer (6). The Eagles are now 2-0, and our next home game is Tuesday vs Lapeer East.
The Varsity team beat South Lyon 51 to 43. Taylor Smith had 17 points 6 steals and 6 assists. Bri Holsher had 13 points. Alyssa Logie had 10 points and 9 rebounds. Lindens defense came up with 19 steals and had 14 assists. A well played game by all.
Girls BB Teams Open The Season

The girls basketball teams opened the 13-14 season at home last evening.  The Freshman girls played a very tough Rochester Hills Stoney Creek team, losing 44-19.  

The JV girls basketball team opened their season with a thrilling 39-37 overtime win over neighboring Lake Fenton. The Eagles methodically built a 31-20 lead after three quarters, but the Devils scrambled back to tie it in regulation at 35-35.However, the Eagles prevailed, thanks to a pair of free throws by Sterling DeGayner and the winning basket from Bridget Adams.DeGayner led the scoring with 14, and Adams had 8.  Also scoring were Madison Maxheimer (7), Melissa Prise (4), and three each from Courtney Cates and Maya Gossett. 

The varsity team  beat Lake Fenton 48 - 44. Taylor Smith led all scorers with 23 points. She was 11 for 14 from the free throw line, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. Bri Holscher had 9 points, 4 steals. Sydney Elmer, Sam Greene and Alyssa Logie all had 4 points. Alyssa had 7 rebounds and 5 steals.

 
Klavitter Named All-Region
Sophomore, Megan Klavitter, has been named to the MIVCA Class A All-Region Volleyball team.  Megan is a second year varsity player who led the Eagles in every passing category.  She finished the season with 608 digs and a 1.66 serve receive average (on a 2 point scale) as well as aces with 99.  With Megan's knowledge of the game, court awareness, and scrappy defense, it is hard to believe she is only a 5'2" sophomore! Megan becomes the first Linden athlete to ever receive such recognition in Class A and the only sophomore named to the All-Region team.
FALL--All Metro 2013
 
METRO LEAGUE GRIFFINS OPEN TONIGHT
 
Griffins Fenton Linden Varsity HS Hockey
Griffins Fenton Linden Varsity HS Hockey

Game time this Wed, Nov 20 at 8pm on Griffins Home Ice! 

Join the Metro League Griffins (Fenton and Linden High School) as they kick-off the 2013-14 Regular Hockey Season against the Alliance (Lakeville, North Branch, Dryden and Goodrich High Schools)

$5.00 tickets at the door and enter into the 50/50 drawing to benefit the Metro League Griffins hockey team.

Go Griffins!!

Jack Renkens Recruiting Seminar
Fenton High School will be hosting a seminar with national recruiting keynote speaker, Jack Renkens, on Wednesday November 20 at 7:00pm.  This seminar is open to any area athlete and their parents who are interested in information on the realities of college recruiting.  Please click here for the flyer which outlines the details.
Football Eagles Fall To DeWitt
 The Varsity Football Team ended their season Friday night losing a tough one to DeWitt 27-14.  The Eagles finished the season with a 7-4 record. A Noah Sargent pass to Kevin Bates and a Sargent one yard run accounted for the Eagles scoring.  Cam Cook converted both extra points. Jake Marshall and Marshael Ryan led the defense with 8 tackles. Bates also had an interception.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Sydney Jacques, Austin McNeill and Cameron Cook who were named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.
Sydney Jacques, a senior setter, led the volleyball team to the District semi's last week.  Sydney had 2 kills, 2 blocks, 16 digs, 34 assists, and was 24-24 serving with 2 aces.

Austin McNeill, a junior lineman for the Eagle football team, was selected by his coaches as the "Lineman of the Year" to receive the State Bank honors for athlete of the week.  Austin was also selected by the Metro coaches to the All-League first team.

Another football Metro First-teamer, Cameron Cook, connected for two game winning field goals in the last three weeks of the season.  Cameron, a senior, was 6 for 9 in FG's on the season and 32/34 on extra point attempts. 
Cross Country Academic All-State Honors to Sydney Elmer
A well deserved honor goes to Sydney Elmer who earned individual Academic All-State at the cross country state final meet on November 2. She earned this award by finishing in the top 50% of the field at the state meet and was 7th out of the top 30 GPAs within that group of runners.
Doyle, Boys' XC Team Earn Academic All-State
David Doyle earned individual Academic All-State thanks to his fine performance both in the classroom and on the course at the state finals. In order to earn this award an athlete must finish in the top 50% of the field in the state final race and have one of the top 30 GPAs from that pool of runners. In addition to this award, David was the team captain, First Team All-Metro League, and All-State.
Additionally, the team also earned Academic All-State status. For a team to achieve Academic All-State, the team must compete in the state final race and five of the seven competing runners must have an average GPA of more than 3.2.
Bakos Named to Soccer Dream Team
The Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association has named senior Zach Bakos   
as a Divsion 2 First Team All-Stater, an even more impressively, to the 2013 Boys Soccer DREAM TEAM.  This team is comprised of the very best players from each Division in the state.  Congratulations Zach on a terrific accomplishment and career at LHS.  
Post Season Soccer Awards
Congratulations to the following members of the Eagle soccer team who have received All-Metro honors as voted on by the Flint Metro League Soccer Coaches:

First Team All-Metro:  Zach Bakos, Kevin Wright, Collin Hoeberling, Ben Thornton

Second Team All-Metro:  Tyler Ziccardi, Timo Schriener, AJ Brasseur

Honorable Mention:  Kyle Frederick, Nolan McDonald
 
Coach of the Year:  Kevin Fiebernitz 


Linden was well represented on the Division 2 All-District team with the following players receiving selection:
Zach Bakos, Aj Brasseur, Kyle Frederick, Collin Hoeberling, Norlan McDonald, Timo Schriener, Ben Thornton, Kevin Wright, and Tyler Ziccardi.

Moving on to receive Dision 2 All Regional honors were Zach Bakos, Collin Hoeberling, Ben Thornton, and Kevin Wright.


State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to LHS athletes Taylor Ovington, Jake Marshall and Scott Schultz who were named as the State Bank Athletes of the Week.
Taylor Ovington, a senior middle hitter, had a fantastic week for the Eagles.  On Tuesday, she went 14-14 hitting with 8 kills (0.357 kill average), 4 blocks, 5 digs, and served 9-9 with 1 ace.  On Saturday, she went 50-59 hittling with 28 kills (o.322 average), 11 blocks, 24 digs, and went 25-25 serving with 5 aces.

Jake Marshall, a junior punter and linebacker, had 14 tackles, 6 solo and 5 for negative yards to help the Eagles to a play-off win against Lapeer West on Friday.  In addition, Jake had 3 important pass break-ups to help secure the victory.

Scott Schultz, a senior, has been on the cross country team throughout his time at Linden High School.  He worked hard for the last four years and finally made the varsity squad as a senkior.  On Saturday, Scott ran in the State Finals for the first time.  He finished the race as our 5th man in 17:12.0, which was only 5 seconds off his lifetime personal record on a day when course conditions dictated slower times.
Volleyball Team Advances

Last year Linden volleyball team made the jump to Class A, and fell to Grand Blanc in the first round of districts.This year the team beat Grand Blanc 16-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-20.  “It was pretty important for the kids to get past the first round this year,” Linden coach Cori Mason said. “It was about the same as last year – a very competitive match. In the end we made fewer errors.”  Rebecca McDonald led the Eagles with 13 kills and three blocks, followed by Bridget Adams with 12 kills, Niki Sargent, 11 kills and Tayler Ovington, 10 kills. Sydney Jacques had 20 assists.  “Kills were pretty even across the board,” Mason said. “Every kid played, and every kid contributed. It was a good win for us.”  Linden faces Fenton on Wednesday, at Fenton. The Tigers advanced on a bye.  “They’re a tough team,” Mason said. “It’s going to be a tough match. We lost to them in three the first time we played them this year, so we’re hoping to at least give them a more competitive match, for sure.”

PLAY-OFF TICKETS
Tickets for the MHSAA Division 3 Football Play-off game on Friday November 8 between Linden and DeWitt are now on sale in the Athletic Office from 8:30am--4:00pm Tuesday--Thursday and from 8:30 am until 2:30 on Friday. The game will be held at 7:00pm at DeWitt HS.  All tickets are $5.00 and no passes will be accepted. Get your tickets early and come support the Eagles!
Winter Try-Out Cards

Try-out Cards for the Winter 13-14 season will be issued beginning Tuesday November 5 in the HS athletic office.
In order to receive a tryout card, all athletes will need to submit the following:
1) current physical dated after 4/15/13.  Download a copy of the physical form by clicking
here.
2) emergency form.  Dowload a copy of the emergency form by clicking
here.
3) signed 2013 LHS Athletic Handbook form.  The handbook can be viewed online by clicking    
here,     and the signature form can be downloaded here.
4) all obligations to the athletic department must be cleared (all fees paid; all uniforms and warm-ups returned; all borrowed training room materials returned)
5) academic eligibility will be verified by the AD
No student will be allowed to try-out or practice with a team until they present the coach with a valid tryout card. 

Eagles beat West in 1st Round Of Play-offs
The Varsity Football Team traveled to Lapeer West on Friday night and handed a 10-7 set back to the Panthers.  The win advances the Eagles to DeWitt next Friday for the District Championship.  The Eagles got on the scoreboard first with a touchdown pass from Noah Sargent to Austin Buerkel, and the extra-point from Cam Cook made it 7-0.  Cook added a 27 yard field goal which ended up being the difference.  Jake Marshall led the defense with 14 tackles.  Marshael Ryan and Zac Kentish each had an interception.
Flint Metro League Coaches of the Year
In just the second year of recognizing a coach for each sport in the Flint Metro League, Linden boasts two recipients for this fall. 
Soccer coach Kevin Fiebernitz and girls cross country coach, Teresa Wright have been selected by their colleagues as "Coach of the Year".  Both coaches led their teams to excellent seasons, each winning conference championships, and finished in the top 4 teams in the state in post season competition.  Fiebernitz led his Eagle squad to an undefeated Metro season and a 24-2 overall record.  Coach Fieb became the winning-est soccer coach in Mid-Michigan with his 558th victory at the end of the regular season.  He can add four more wins to that total following a District Championship run and a Regional semi-final win over Petoskey before falling to eventual state champions East Lansing in the Regional final. 
 
In just her third season at the helm of the Eagle girl's cross program, Teresa Wright was named the FML Girl's Cross Country coach of the year for the second season in a row.  Linden finished first in each of the Metro league jamborees during the season and ran away with the league title, again for the second year in a row.  The young team showed amazing improvements throughout the season winning not only the league title, but also the Linden Classic, Kayla O'Mara Invite and defended their Regional Championship.  The team finished 4th overall in the Division 2 State Finals at MIS on Saturday.  Congratulations to both our coaches!!
Exceptional Performance at Girl's XC State Finals

The greatest finish by a Linden Girl's Cross Country team happened Saturday, November 2, at MIS in Brooklyn.  Leading the team across the finish line was McKayla Guy-16th place (19:11).  Following McKayla was Sydney Elmer-50th (19:47), Jordan Holscher-51st (19:48 lifetime PR), Savannah Ferrara-58th (19:52), Courtney Davis-155th (20:59), Taylor Ganger-178th (21:14) and Maya Gossett-189th (21:33).  This group of very strong ladies set a new Linden High School record for team placement at the Division II State Finals XC Meet.  The team finished in 4th place (only 11 points shy of 2nd and 3 poings from 3rd place) overall out of a field of 27 teams and 246 runners.  Fighting through mud and some sloshy course conditions, the team fought hard throughtout the entire race.  All were covered in mud demonstrating sheer determination and fortitude.  Read addional stories on the meet:  TC Times  mLive

McKayla Guy Earns All-State XC Honors

Despite the unfavorable weather, McKayla Guy charged across the finish line placing 16th overall out of a field of 246 runners at the MHSAA Division II Cross Country State Finals on Saturday at MIS in Brooklyn. With this amazing accomplishment, she earned All-State honors. After missing out last year by just a few spots, she was determined to be on the stage this year. She went out quick and never slowed enduring some very adverse course conditions. Coming down the straightaway, she allowed no one to pass her. Covered in mud, she posted a time of 19:11 at the finish line.

Doyle Earns All-State Cross Country
David Doyle finished in 25th place and earned All-State in the Division II MHSAA State Final on Saturday afternoon. In a field of  237 competitors, David went through the 2 kilometer mark in about 55th place. From there he worked the third kilometer and got into 35th place. Over the course of the last 2 kilometers he was able to pick up 10 more positions to make it into the top 30. David's time of 16.27.1 was not the fastest of his career, but poor course conditions had a negative impact on the pace for most competitors.
Boys' XC Team Shines in State Final
The boys' cross country team was ranked 8th heading into the state finals, but they didn't settle for that position. On a muddy, rain-soaked course at MIS, the Eagles saved their best race of the year for last. Led by seniors Dave Doyle (25th) and Jeremiah Gossett (32nd) Linden scored 198 points which was good enough to take 4th place. Mikey Varacalli (55th), Ryan Torok (62nd), Scott Schultz (99th), Dustin Sack (130th), and Kagen Griffith (151st) each contributed to the outstanding finish. It was team's 7th top ten finish in the last 8 years. Full results are available here.  Other articles on the State Meet results:  TC Times  mLive
PLAY-OFF TICKETS
Tickets for the play-off game at Lapeer West on Friday night are now available for advanced sales in the the Athletic Department.  Tickets are $5.00 per person and can be purchased from 1:00--5:00pm on Thursday and from 10:00am--3:00pm on Friday.  No passes will be accepted at the gate as this is a MHSAA Tournament event. Avoid the lines and get your tickets early. 
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to sophomore Megan Klavitter who was named as the State Bank Athlete of the Week for her efforts on the volleyball court.  In the libero position, Megn had 96 digs at the Fenton Invitational to help the EAgles win the Silver Division.  She also went 59-64 passing on serve receive, went 48/52 serving with 14 aces, and even added 4 kills.  During the week in our dual, she also went 12/13 serving with a pair of aces, 25/28 passing on serve receive, 19 digs, and a kill.  Megan is the captain of the team and one of the best defensive players in the area.
Hockey Tryout Information
Anyone interested in tryng out for hockey should be at a Player Informational Meeting on MOnday November 4th.  The meeting is at Fenton High School in the PE room, Number 8116 from 5:30--7:00 PM.  

On ice tryouts are at Hartland Sports Center as follows:
      Tues. Nov 5th    4:30--5:50 PM
      Thurs Nov 7th    4:45--6:05
      Fri Nov 8th        4:45--6:05 
Varsity Football Team Into the Playoffs
For the 14th consecutive year, Linden HS will enter the MHSAA Football play-offs!!  The Eagles received their bid in dramatic fashion with a 36 yard, last second, field goal by Cameron Cook against Swartz Creek.

Linden will now play Metro League rival Lapeer West on Friday at 7:00pm at Lapeer in the Division 3 pre-District game.  The winner of that game will advance to play the winner of DeWitt and Haslett.

Complete Division 3 brackets can be found by clicking here.
Eagles Capture Silver Division at Fenton Invite
The Linden Varsity Volleyball team won the silver championship at the Fenton Tournament on Saturday .  In pool play, the Eagles split with Traverse City Central 17-25, 25-23, and Rochester Adams 22-25, 25-18, and beat Utica 25-15, 25-19.  In the semifinals, Linden beat Hemlock 18-25, 25-23, 15-3 before beating Grand Ledge in the finals 18-25, 25-23, 15-9.  For the day  Rebecca McDonald led the Eagles with 39 kills and 9 blocks.  Megan Klavitter also helped with 86 digs and 12 aces.  Niki Sargent and Bridget Adams with 27 and 26 kills respectively.  Taylor Ovington also added 7 blocks and 3 aces. Sydney Jacques had 93 assists and 25 digs.  Bri Holscher also added 23 digs.  The Eagles are now 20-12-6 overall.
Soccer Regional Finals
The boys' soccer team concluded their amazing season with a 0-3 loss to East Lansing in the Regional Final on Saturday at Fenton High School.  The first goal of the game came at the 29:25 mark in the first half on a East Lansing penalty kick following a Eagle foul in the box.  The Eagles battled throughout the first half and were able to match EL shot for shot with 3 each to end the first half down 0-1.  East Lansing's second goal came at the 36:02 mark in the second half, and third and final goal at 7:18 (unassisted).  For the game, East Lansing outshot the Eagles 7-4.  Despite the loss, the Eagles had a record breaking season with an outstanding overall record of 25-2.  Congratulations to Coach Fiebernitz and all the players on an excellent season!
Back to Back Regional XC Champs!

There is always a first time for everything. Sophomore McKayla Guy delivered her first ever high school win at the Regional Cross Country Meet on Saturday, October 26. Going into the third mile, she was just behind the leader. While pacing herself throughout the rest of the race, she made her move through the trails and never gave up for a first place finish running a season PR of 19:09. Sydney Elmer (3rd-19:44), Jordan Holscher (6th-19:59), Savannah Ferrara (7th-19:59), and Courtney Davis (12th-20:33) all received individual honors finishing in the top fifteen. Taylor Ganger and Maya Gossett placed 19th and 20th respectively, with Maya setting a lifetime PR of 21:13. With a low score of 29 points, the team is bringing home a second consecutive regional trophy- first time in Linden history for the girl's XC program.

Gossett Leads Linden to Regional Title
Jeremiah Gossett had never won a race for Linden High School until Saturday when he led the boys' cross country team to their 7th consecutive MHSAA Regional Championship. His time of 16:26 was a lifetime best and the race wasn't decided until he outkicked Clio's top man, Clyde Anderson, in the last 10 meters. Dave Doyle (3rd), Mikey Varacalli (4th), Ryan Torok (9th), and Scott Schultz (10th) each earned Regional Medalist honors for their fine performances. Dustin Sack (17th) and Kagen Griffith (18th) contributed to the victory by ensuring Linden was the first team with all seven runners to complete the course. The Eagles finished with a total of 27 points while runner-up Clio had 35. Full results are available here.
Linden Girls CC REGIONAL CHAMPS
The Girls Cross Country team has successfully defended their D2 Regional Championship and are headed back to the State Cross Country Finals.  Details to follow.

Soccer Advances to Regional Final
 The stingy Eagle defense allowed only three shots on goal tonight to alllow Linden to advance to the Regional Finals with a 2-0 shut out over Petoskey tonight at Midland High School.  Ben Thornton, AJ Brasseur, Cole Birchmeier and Kyle Frederick were the defensive giants which required keeper Collin Hoeberling to field only three attempts in his 12th shut out on the season.  Kevin Wright scored on the assist from Jason Kroll midway through the first half to give the Eagles the one goal advantage heading into half.  Zach Bakos scored the second goal for Linden only eight seconds into the second half which is the second fastest goal scored in MHSAA history. 
The 24-1 and #2 state ranked Eagles will now face the #4 ranked East Lansing in the Regional Final game on Saturday at 5:00 at Fenton High School.
Eagles Drop Match to East
 Niki Sargent had 10 kills and 3 blocks in an Eagle loss to East tonight 18-25, 25-23, 23-25, 13-25. Taylor Ovington had 8 kills while Rebecca McDonald had 7 and both had 3 blocks respectively. 
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Noah Sargent and Tyler Ziccardi, a pair of super sophomores, who were named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.
 Noah led the Eagles to a win over Lapeer East on Friday with 16/23 for 203 yards of passing and two TD's.  He also ran for 107 yards on 19 carries.  On defense, Noah had 4 tackles and 3 pass break-ups.

Tyler has been a solid contributor all season long for the 23-1 Eagle soccer team.  In addition to a Flint Metro League Championship, Tyler had a goal and three assists this week to help the Eagles to a MHSAA District Championship with wins over Holly, Brandon and Fenton.
Varsity Football Defeats East
 The Varsity Football Team defeated Lapeer East on Friday 17-13 to keep their play-off hopes alive. QB Noah Sargent threw for 203 yards and 2 touchdowns and ran for another 109.  Zac Kentish had 6 catches for 94 yards and 2 touchdowns.  Cam Cook added a 26 yard field goal.  Andy Roberts led the defense with 16 tackles and Marshael Ryan added 8 tackles. The Eagles play Swartz Creek at home this Friday.
District Champs!
 The Eagles beat Fenton for the third time this year in a 3-0 shut out to claim the District Championship this afternoon in Fowlerville.  Kevin Wright did all the scoring for Linden with his second hat trick of the season to secure the win for the 23-1 Eagles.  Hunter Holsinger, Tyler Ziccardi, AJ Brasseur and Tim Schriner each added assists.  Collin Hoeberling was perfect in goal recording his 11th shut out of the season.
The Eagles will play Petoskey in the Regional Semi-Final game at 5:00pm at Midland High School.  Directions to the field may be found by clicking here.

Davison Invitational
Linden went 1-2 on Saturday losing to Marysville 15-25,22-25, 25-21 and beating Capac 25-13, 25-15, 25-10 before losing to Ann Arbor Huron 25-23, 9-25, 5-15. For the day, Taylor Ovington had 21 kills, 4 blocks, 2aces, and 10 digs. Rebecca McDonald had 20 kills and 5 blocks. Bridget Adams had 16 kills and 5 blocks. Megan Klavitter had 20 digs and Bri Holscher added 17 digs. 
Soccer Team To District Final
 The 2nd ranked Eagle soccer team will play Fenton in the district final following a 2-0 victory against Brandon this evening in Fowlerville.  Zach Bakos scored on a penalty kick with 18 minutes remaining in the first half.  Timo Schriner had the final goal of the game half way through the second on an assist from Bakos.   Keeper Collin Hoeberling stopped the only Brandon shot on goal for his eleventh shut-out of the season.  The Eagles will play Fenton at 12:00 on Saturday in Fowlerville for the District Championship.
Boys' XC 2nd at League Final
The boys' cross country team put together their best performance of the season Wednesday afternoon at the Metro League Championship. In all, 14 of Linden's 20 competitors set lifetime personal records. The following varsity competitors earned All-League Status: Dave Doyle (First Team), Jeremiah Gossett (2nd Team), Ryan Torok (2nd Team), Mikey Varacalli (2nd Team), Scott Schultz (Hon. Mention), Dustin Sack (Hon. Mention), and Kagen Griffith (Hon. Mention). As a team, they finished only 7 points out of first place behind an excellent team from Holly. In the JV race, Andy Bennett set a lifetime personal record on his way to a first place finish. The JV squad won the race 24 to 42 over runner-up Holly. Full results are available here.
Linden Girls' XC Repeat as Metro Champs!
The girls' cross country team placed first at the final jamboree. The win secured a second consecutive Metro Championship title. The entire team ran with determination scoring a low of 27 points. Coming in second place was Holly with 65 points followed by Fenton 67, Brandon 87, Lapeer West 144, Clio 160, Lapeer East 171, Swartz Creek 243 and Kearsley 256 points. Sydney Elmer and McKayla Guy led the entire field coming in 1st and 2nd place overall. Savannah Ferrara (19:37) and Jordan Holscher (19:49), both had lifetime PRs.Courtney Davis completed the top five coming in 12th place with a time of 20:56. Rounding out the varsity was Taylor Ganger and Maya Gossett placing 18th and 19th with lifetime PRs of 21:17 and 21:29. The JV team scored a low of 28 points winning their race as well. Dominique Scripter won the reserve race with a lifetime PR of 21:41.
Volleyball at Brandon
The Eagles lost a Metro match to  Brandon 15-25, 17-25, 20-25 on Thursday.  For the night, Megan Klavitter with 15 digs. Taylor Ovington had 10 kills. Rebecca McDonald also added 6 kills and Niki Sargent 5.
Eagle Soccer Team Advances
Despite a barrage of shots, the Eagle offense could not score until Cole Birchmeier got the offense started, from a Kevin Wright assist, to put the Eagles up 1-0 with 8 minutes remaining in the first half in a pre-District game against Holly.  In the second half, Zach Bakos scored from Michael Ziccardi and Blake Bloomfield scored from Kevin Wright to put Linden up by 3.  Holly scored late in the second half before Kevin Wright finished the scoring off the assist from Hunter Holsinger.  The Eagles improve to 21-1 and will advance to play Brandon at 5:00 on Thursday at Fowlerville in the district semi-final.

Remaining Football Schedule

Due to schools dropping their sub-varsity football teams, we have made several changes to the first published football schedule.  Below is an updated list of remaining games and times at all levels:


Freshman Junior Varsity Varsity
Thursday Oct 17
@ Lapeer East 4:30
Thursday Oct 17
@ Rochester Adams 6:30
Friday Oct 18
@Linden v East   7:00
Wednesday Oct 23
@ Lansing Cath. Central 4:30
Thursday Oct 24
@ Swartz Creek 6:00
Friday Oct 25
@Linden v. Creek  7:00
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Jeremiah Gossett, Savannah Ferrara and Timo Schriener who were named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.
Jeremiah was Linden’s third finisher at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational on Saturday morning. He finished the race in 16:45.4, a lifetime best, and good enough for 11th place overall.

On Saturday,at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational, Junior Savannah Ferrara ran an amazing time of 20:22 to help the Linden Eagles Cross Country team take home a first place victory in the large school division. She placed 7th overall out of a field of 56 runners.

In two games this week, Timo had two goals and three assists to help our team break a school record for the most wins in school history at 20-1-0.
Varsity Football Loses To Brandon
 The Varsity Football Team lost to Brandon friday evening 22-15.  The loss dropped the Eagles record to 4-3.  They need a victory in their last 2 games to make the play-offs.  Jake Marshall led the defense with 13 tackles, with Andy Roberts added 11.  Gage Smith pass to Austin Buerkel and a Noah Sargent run accounted for the Eagles scores. 
Boys' XC Team Strong at Goodrich
The boys' cross country team performed well at the Kayla O'Mara invitational on Saturday morning. Dave Doyle (9th), Mikey Varacalli (10th), Jeremiah Gossett (11th), Ryan Torok (20th), and Scott Schultz (21st) were the scoring runners for Linden. The team finished 3rd overall and was the only Division 2 team running in the large school race. Full results are available here. Linden wraps up the Metro League portion of the season at the League Final on Wednesday afternoon at Springfield Oaks Park in Davisburg.
Girls Cross Country “Pack” in a Victory
On Saturday, October 12, the girls cross country team took home a first place victory in the large school division at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational in Goodrich. Running against teams from Fenton, Holly, Flushing, Davison, Grand Blanc, Waterford Kettering and Swartz Creek, they scored a low of 30 points. The next contender was Fenton with 87 points. With only 34 seconds between all five runners, Sydney Elmer (19:59), one second later was McKayla Guy (20.00), Jordan Holscher (20:10), Savannah Ferrara (20:22) and Courtney Davis (20:34), all five girls crossed the finished line in places 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8. This was a true team effort! Taylor Ganger also had an outstanding race clocking a time 21:33. She was supported by Maya Gossett who completed the varsity squad with a time of 21:56. After a couple days rest, the girls will be gearing up for the FML Championship on Wednesday in Holly at Springfield Oaks.
Almont Quad
Linden beat Yale 25-21, 25-13 and Almont 22-25, 25-16, 15-9 before losing to Croswell Lexington 12-25, 20-25. For the night Megan Klavitter had 31 digs and 5 aces. Rebecca McDonald had 21 kills while Niki Sargent with 16 kills, 12 digs, and 8 aces. Taylor Ovington had 15 kills, 5 blocks, and 18 digs.  Bridget Adams contributed 12 kills and 4 blocks. Bri Holscher also add 13 digs. 
Another Record Broken
The LHS Soccer team surpassed another milestone on Thursday night with a 8-0 victory over Carman Ainsworth to break the school record for wins in a season with a current record of 20-1-0 on the season.  Collin Hoeberline made four saves for the shutout to lead the defensive effort.  Kevin Wright had another huge night offensively with four goals to pace the attack.  Zach Bakos had two goals and two assists; Timo Schreiner had a goal and three assists; and Patrick Newport added the last Eagle goal.  Nolan McDonald had two assists and AJ Brasseur added one.  The Eagles will begin the post-season on Tuesday with a pre-district game at home at 6:00 against Holly.
Joslin wins Region, Qualifies for State Finals!
Hannah Joslin fired a 91 to take medalist honors at the Division 3 Regional Finals today at The Emerald Golf Club in St. Johns. Joslin's 91, which included 6 pars on the extremely difficult greens at the The Emerald was the lowest score of all the competitors in the field. She had to finish in the top 3 among the girls playing for non-qualifying teams to qualify for the State Finals as an individual and she finished first overall. She will be representing Linden as an individual in the MHSAA State Finals next Friday, October 18th and Saturday, October 19th at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University.
Eagles Soccer Team Wins League Championship!
The first Metro League Championship is in the books for the Eagles, captured Monday evening with a 9-1 victory over visiting Swartz Creek.  The Eagles marched undefeated through the Metro season finishing a perfect 8-0.  The very stingy Eagle defense only gave up a total of 5 goals in the Metro season while scoring a whopping 39 goals.  Kevin Wright was the leading scorer for the Eagles with a hat trick that also included an assist.  The remainder of the balanced scoring came on goals from Blake Bloomfied, Jason Kroll, Zach Bakos, Timo Schriener, Mike Ziccardi and Hunter Holsinger.  Tyler Ziccardi had two assists while Bakos, AJ Brasseur, Wright, Cole Birchmierer and Bloomfield each added one.  Collin Hoeberling and Patrick Newport shared goalkeeper duties.  Linden will travel to Carman Ainsworth to complete the regular season before returning to Claude Cranston for a pre-district game against Holly on Tuesday October 15 at 6:00. 
Athletes of the Week
Linden had a banner week in the State Bank Athlete of the Week voting with 5 LHS athletes receiving accolades this week.  
Senior David Doyle set a season PR with a time of 16:32 to take 21st place in a field of 283 runners at the Portage Invitational to lead the Eagles to a 4th place finish. 

Sophomore, Niki Sargent had 17 kills on 32 attempts with only 4 errors (.406 kill efficiency), 3 aces, 3/3 passing on serve receive, 8 digs, and 1 block in one match against Lapeer West.


Garrett Beaudry, a senior, had 7 catches for 77 yards, on TD, 1 rush for 16 yards and 6 tackles in our 35-34 Homecoming win over Flint Southwestern.

Sophomore, Jordan Holscher placed 35th out of 279 runners to help the Lady Eagles place second out of 40 teams from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio at the     Portage Invite with a lifetime personal best time of 20:06.


Senior defender, AJ Brasseur, is a mainstay on the 18-1 Eagle soccer team that has recorded nine shutouts so far this season for the 2nd ranked Eagle soccer team.  This week, AJ had an assist in our win over Brandon and a goal in our game against East.
Boys' XC 4th at Portage
The boys' cross country team had their best performance of the season, finishing 4th of 41 teams in the D-2 race at the Portage Invitational. The Eagles, currently ranked 8th in D-2, finished ahead of three teams presently ranked above them. Linden was led by medalists David Doyle (21st), Jeremiah Gossett (33rd), and Mikey Varacalli (35th). Ryan Torok (54th) and Kagen Griffith (70th) rounded out the scoring for Linden.
Varsity Football Edge Flint Southwestern
 The Varsity Football team beat Flint Southwestern on Homecoming night 35-34.  The Eagles Kevin Bates picked off a 2-point conversion pass with 3 minutes left to preserve the victory.  Gage Smith had 313 yards of offense and 2 touchdowns to lead the Eagles.  Garrett Beaudry had 7 catches and a touchdown, Marshall Ryan had touchdown catch and Bates had a rushing TD.  Jake Marshall led the defense with 9 tackles.  The Eagles travel to Ortonville-Brandon this Friday.
Phenomenal Performance at Annual XC Portage Invitational

Competing against 39 other teams from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, the Lady Eagles Cross Country team clinched 2nd place with 161 points just behind Grand Rapids Christian with 154 points. Four of the 7 girls placed in the top 50. Out of an enormous field of 279 runners, Sydney Elmer ran a season PR of 19:11 placing 12th overall. Coming in 2nd for the Eagles, was McKayla Guy. She sprinted across the finish line in 14th place overall with a time of 19:23. Jordan Holscher and Savannah Ferrara continued to set lifetime PRs with amazing times of 20:06 and 20:14, respectively. Rounding out the front five was Courtney Davis who charged to the finish with great fortitude clocking a time of 20:28. Taylor Ganger finished sixth for the Lady Eagles with yet another lifetime PR of 21:21, and Maya Gossett finished with a time of 21:41 completing the team’s phenomenal performance at Portage. The team is looking forward to their next invitational, the Kayla O’Mara in Goodrich.

Second Place Finish for Girls XC
The Girls' Cross Country team finished second place in the white division at the Greater Flint Area Cross Country Championship at Dutch Hollow Golf Club in Durand on Thursday. Very close to breaking 22:00, Kailee Corcoran and Dominique Scripter crossed the finish line with times of 22:07 and 22:10. Coming in third for the Lady Eagles was Haley Prout who posted a time of 23:05, a lifetime best. One second behind her was Sydney Ganger at 23:06, another lifetime best. Rounding out the team was Kelsey Dietrich who finished with a time of 24:03 and Rachael Starrs at 24:05. Team scores were Goodrich 45, Linden 56, Lake Fenton 64, Lapeer West 86, Clio 119, Lapeer East 135.
Eagles Over East
The Eagles clinched at least a share of the Flint Metro League soccer championship with a 4-0 victory over Lapeer East on Wednesday.   Kevin Wright scored the first goal of the game from a Zach Bakos assist.  Bakos then scored off the assist from Jason Kroll to put the Eagles up by two heading into the half.  AJ Brasseur scored very early in the second half from a Wright assist before Timo Shriner scored the last Linden goal from Kroll.  Keeper Collin Hoeberling recorded his 9th shutout of the season stopping two Lapeer shots on goal.  The 18-1 and 4th rated Eagles will play for the league championship outright on Monday in a matchup against Swartz Creek at home. 
Volleyball Drops Close Match to West
The varstiy volleyball team lost an intense five game match to West 27-25, 22-25, 23-25, 25-18, 13-15.
Sydney Jacques 23-23 serving with 4 aces, 10 digs, and 34 assists. Rebecca McDonald had 24 kills and Niki Sargent with 17 kills. Megan Klavitter had 20 digs and Bri Holscher with 12 digs.
Soccer Continues to Roll
The D2 4th ranked Eagle soccer team won their 9th straight game with an important league victory over Brandon 
3-2 on the road Monday night.  Brandon scored first about mid-way through the first half to put the Blackhawks up 1-0.  The Eagles didn't get on the scoreboard until early in the second half on a goal from Zach Bakos with the assist to Kevin Wright.  Brandon scored again to go ahead 2-1 with 20 minutes remaining in the game.  Bakos scored again, assist to Kevin Wright, just two minutes later on an assist from AJ Brasseur.  Cole Birchmeier had the game winner with an assist to Wright to make the final 3-2 Eagles.  Linden remains on top of the Metro at 6-0 and 17-1 overall. 
The JV Eagles outshot Brandon 10-4 to earn a 4-0 victory on the road on Monday night.  Josh Deighton scored twice for LInden with Tystan Hughes-LeFavour and Logan Steiert each adding a goal.  Assists went to Deighton, LeFavour, Trevor Varner and Josh Beil.  Jay Howard and Andrew Coppler each made two saves in goal.
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Varsity Volleyball at Northville Invite
 The volleyball team went 1-1-2 at the Northville Invitational losing to Temperance Bedford 11-25, 19-25, beating South Lyon 25-22, 25-17, and splitting with Northville 26-24, 21-25 before losing to Stevenson 13-25, 18-25. For the day, Taylor Ovington had 21 kills, Rebecca McDonald 17 kills and Bridget Adams 10 kills. Taylor also had 6 blocks, Bridget added 5, and Brook Ovington with 4.  Megan Klavitter added 46 digs and 7 aces. Sydney Jacques had 38 assists and Miranda Fowler with 20. We are now 11-8-4 overall. 
Live Scoring Linden v. West Tonight
Click here to join in live scoring for tonight's game at Claude Cranston Stadium featuring the Linden Eagles and the Lapeer West Panthers. 


Freshman/JV Football Beat West
The Freshman Eagles traveled to Lapeer West and beat them 41 to 29 on Thursday night.  Aaron Steedman led the Eagles with 2 rushing TD's and 1 receiving TD.  Hunter Michael and Dawson Blank each had a receiving TD; Rykekr Rivera had a receiving TD and threw for a TD; and Aaron Sarkon threw 3 TD passes.  Jacob Gagne led the defense with 2 interceptions and Danny Pudduck had another.  

The JV Football Team defeated Lapeer West 52-26 to improve to 4-1 on the season.  Bailey Davis scored two touchdowns and converted on 4 extra points.  Ryan Young found the endzone three times, Trent Strang twice and Nolan Hill once.  Jarrett Mitchell had a nice game at quarterback with over 250 yards passing.  On defense,  Ryan Young had 2 interceptions and Trent Strang 1. 
Soccer Shuts Out Goodrich
 Collin Hoeberling and his defense allowed only one shot on goal in  a 2-0 shutout over Goodrich tonight in a non-league match-up of last year's District final teams. Zachary Bakos scored unassisted shortly before the end of the first half. Tyler Ziccardi assisted Nolan McDonald for the second Eagle goal mid-way through the second. Linden improves to 16-1 overall.  Click here to read the mLive story.
Channel 12 Athlete of the Week
 
Congratulations to senior Zach Bakos who was selected as the Channel 12 Athlete of the Week.  Zach leads the Division II 4th ranked Eagle soccer team to an outstanding record of 15-1.  The Eagles are currently undefeated in Metro League Action.

 
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Eagle Girls Run Away with 2nd Jamboree Win!

Girls’ Cross Country team cruise to a 1st place victory at the second Metro Jamboree hosted by Kearsley. The girls easily won the meet with a low score of 26 points, followed by Fenton (65 points), Holly (70 points), Brandon (99 points), Lapeer West (160 points), Clio (179 points), Swartz Creek (187 points), Lapeer East (189 points) and Kearsley (248 points). Sydney Elmer did not hold back as she crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 19:22. McKayla Guy was the second Eagle in with a time of 19:52 placing third overall. Jordan Holscher and Savannah Ferrara finished fifth and sixth place, respectively, with lifetime personal bests of 20:19 and 20:21. Completing the top five for the Eagles was Courtney Davis at 21:06. Taylor Ganger and Maya Gossett also gave strong performances finishing the race with times of 21:31 and 21:37.

Golfers Defeat Carman Ainsworth
The Eagles Golf Team won their second dual match of the season today as they beat Carmen Ainsworth at Fenton Farms by a score of 205 - 208. The score of 205 is the lowest score of the season for Linden.  Hannah Joslin shot an 8 over par 43 to lead the scoring for the Eagles. She recorded 4 pars including back-to-back pars on her finishing holes 8 and 9. The 43 matched her lowest 9-hole score of the season. She finished second for medalist honors to Maghan Borgerding of Carman Ainsworth who shot 42. Makena Baldwin posted the next lowest score for the Eagles and the third lowest overall for the match as she fired a 49.  Sydney Bond shot a 55 today and Ashley Robinson scored a 58, her lowest round of the year. Robinson recorded the second par of her career today on the 6th hole at Fenton Farms.  Jenna Pekarek shot her lowest score of her career, 66 and Kelsey Twomley shot a 70. 
Volleyball Sweeps Kearsley
The varsity volleyball team improved to 3-1 in league and 11-6-3 overall tonight with a victory over Kearsley 25-18, 25-20, and 25-17.  For the night Megan Klavitter went 14-14 serving with 5 aces and added 14 digs. Rebecca McDonald had 10 kills, Niki Sargent with 9, and Bridget Adams and Taylor Ovington with 7.  Rebecca McDonald also added 3 blocks. Sydney Jacques had 18 assists and Miranda Fowler had 11.  Overall, we played a pretty solid match.  Everyone had a chance to contribute as well.  
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Eagle Golf Drops One to Lapeer East
The Linden girls lost in a dual match versus Lapeer East today at Spring Meadows. It was a competitive match with the Eagles falling by a score of 202 -219. Makena Baldwin shot her lowest score of the year for a 9-hole dual match. She shot 48 to pace the scoring for Linden. Both Sydney Bond and Hannah Joslin posted the Eagle's next lowest score, each with a 54. Ashley Robinson rounded out the team scoring for Linden with a 63. Kelsey Twomley shot her lowest score of the year with a 69. If it weren't for a high score on the last hole of her round, Twomley would have been part of the scoring for Linden.
Eagles Over Lapeer West
The varsity soccer team improved to 15-1 with a 4-1 win over Metro foe Lapeer West this evening at Claude Cranston Stadium.  Both teams played to a scoreless tie in the first half before Tyler Ziccardi found the back of the net off the assist from Zach Bakos.  Nolan McDonald scored off another Bakos assist and was shortly followed by Cameron Davis from the McDonald feed.  Bakos finished off the Eagles scoring on an assist from AJ Brasseur.  West ruined the Eagles shutout with a goal with 5 seconds left on the clock.  Collin Hoeberling made 4 saves for the Eagle win.  Linden remains on top of the Metro League standings at a perfect 5-0. 
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Ben Thornton, Gage Smith and Mikey Varacalli who were named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.  
Ben, a junior, is the leading defender for the 14-1 Eagle soccer team who did not allow a goal this week in games against Clio, Kearsley and Southfield-Lathrup.  In addition to his outstanding defense, Ben scored two goals this week and assisted on two.  

Gage Smith, a junior, led the Eagle football team to a 48-17 victory at Kearsley on Friday night.  Gage was 17/18 passing for 251 yards with three TD's.  He also rushed for 85 yards on 17 carries and had a TD.

Mikey, a junior, ran a personal best time of 17:01 at the Linden Classic on Saturday to finish 5th overall in the large school division.

Congratulations to all our Eagles!

Varsity Football Beats Kearsley
The Varsity Football Team spotted Kearsley 7 points before the Eagles ran off 28 points in beating the Hornets 48-17.  QB Gage Smith threw for 251 yards and 3 touchdowns, and also scored one himself.  Garrett Beaudry and Marshall Ryan scored 2 TD's each, And Noah Sargent returned an interception 60 yards for another score.  Kevin Bates finished the scoring on a 5 yard run.  Cam Cook was good on 6 of 7 extra points. Austin McNeill led the defense with 9 tackles and 2 sacks.  The Eagles play host to Lapeer West this Friday.
Kiwanis Athlete of the Month
Congratulations to Linden's Sydney Elmer who was named as the Flint Metro League Kiwanis Athlete of the Month. In order to qualify for this award, the student-athlete must be a senior and maintain over a 3.0 GPA.  Last week, the AD's from all schools in the league discussed the applicants and selected Sydeny as the FML nominee.  Following, the AD's from the county met and selected Sydney as the overall winner for the county.  Sydney is a three sport athlete at LHS competing in cross country, basketball and track.  In addition to excellence on the field, Sydeny demonstates her dedication to academics with a 4.378 GPA.  Congratulations Sydney!
"Classic" Winners
The Girls’ Cross Country team takes first place at the Linden Classic. On a perfectly cool and misty day, the girls’ XC team ended their day with all smiles on Saturday, September 21. Without the strength of Sydney Elmer, the team had 5 girls in finish chute before 21:41. Coming in first place was McKayla Guy with a time of 19:59. Thirty seconds later Courtney Davis finished with a time of 20:30. Closely following was Savannah Ferrara who posted a lifetime PR of 20:37.13 and Jordan Holscher at 20:37.96. Rounding out the top 5 was Maya Gossett with a lifetime PR of 21:40. Despite being tripped and spiked in the first leg of the race, Taylor Ganger finished strong at 11th place overall and the sixth Linden runner in posting a time of 22:30. Kailee Corcoran completed the top 7 at 22:40. The team is looking forward to taking on rival, Holly, this Wednesday at the 2nd Metro Jamboree at Kearlsey.
Davison Invitational
The Eagles Girls Golf Team shot 430 and finished 13th out of 17 teams at the Davison Invitational on Friday at Davison Country Club. Fenton finished in first place at the tournament and Powers Catholic was second.

Hannah Joslin continued her solid play and finished off a great week by shooting an 87 to finish runner-up in the 11th grade division. This concluded a week for Joslin in which she finished either medalist or runner-up in every event she played. She was medalist in dual matches at Holly and at Brandon on Tuesday and Thursday respectively and then runner-up in her division on Friday at Davison. "I'm hitting the ball better and better as the season goes on. Once my putting improves I feel like I can start shooting lower and lower scores," Joslin said.

Makena Baldwin shot a 99, breaking 100 in her second consecutive tournament. She finished in 9th place in the sophomore class division. 

The three other Eagles who participated were all Freshman, Sydney Bond, Ashley Robinson, and Kelsey Twomley. Out of the 17 freshman that played in the entire tournament, 3 of them played for Linden. The Eagles were the youngest team in the field. Bond shot a 112, holing out from a bunker on the 6th hole. Robinson posted a 132. Both of those scores counted for the tournament. Twomley gained a great deal of experience in this event and held her own on a difficult course. 
JV Football Over Kearsley
The Jv Football team defeated Kearsley 48-21.  Trent Strang had an outstanding game scoring two touchdowns on offense and two interceptions on defense.  Ryan Young also had a touchdown and interception.  Bailey Davis contributed two touchdowns, one through the air to Nolan Hill and the other on the ground.  He also converted on 4 extra points.  Jarod Payne scored on a 2-point conversion and had a good game on the o-line.  Skyler Stites recovered a fumble and contributed 7 tackles on defense.  
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Kevin Wright and Makayla Guy who were voted as The State Bank Athletes of the Week.
Kevin, a junior, has been a major force for the #6 ranked Eagles all season.  Last week he scored two goals and assisted on another as the Eagles defeated Metro opponents Fenton and Holly to soar to the top of the league standings with an outstanding 11-1 record.
 Makayla, a sophomore, placed 16th overall out of 282 runners in the D1/D2 race to help the Eagles take a 2nd place finish beating 39 other teams.  She set a season PR of 19:36 shaving 45 seconds from her time at this same race last year.  
Boys Soccer Continues to Roll
The LHS varsity soccer team recorded another shut-out with a convincing 7-0 victory over non-league Southfield-Lathrup Thursday afternoon.  Timo Schriner scored early in the game off the assist from Kevin Wright.  Wright recorded another assist mid-way through the first half and Zach Bakos scored.  Wright scored his own goal off the assist from Tyler Ziccardi with three minutes remaining for a 3-0 lead at the half.  Ben Thornton scored goal four off the assist from Tyler Ziccardi; Jason Kroll scored from Wright; Nolan McDonald scored from Timo Schriner. Michael Ziccardi scored the final goal of the night from Kevin Wright's fourth assist of the game.  Collin Hoeberling and the Eagles defense record their 7th shut out of the season and the Eagles improve to 14-1.
Volleyball at New Lothrup Quad
The varsity volleyball team went 2-1 at New Lothrop beating the host 25-19, 25-14, Durand 25-18, 25-23, and losing to Davison 18-25, 25-27. For the night, Sydney Jacques 61 assists and 31-32 serving with 3 aces. Rebecca McDonald 23 kills and 5 blocks. Niki Sargent 22 kills and Taylor Ovington with 19 kills. Megan Klavitter had 5 aces and 30 digs. Bri Holscher also added 14 digs.
Freshmen Beat Kearsley
The Linden Freshman Football team beat Kearsley 60-42 tonight at Claude Cranston field.  Aaron Steedman led the team in rushing.  Dawson Blank had a receiving touchdown and led the team in receiving yards.  Brendan Buerkel had a receiving touchdown and led the team in catches.  Ryker Rivera led the defense in tackles and also had two sacks.  Hunter Michael had an interception for the Eagles.




Soccer Shuts Out Kearsley
Keeper Collin Hoeberling only had to make two saves enroute to another Eagle shut-out 8-0 over the KearsleyHornets on Wednesday.  Senior Zach Bakos led the Eagles with a hat-trick and an assist.  Other goals came from Beth Thornton, Nolan McDonald, Mike Ziccardi, Timo Schriner and Kevin Wright.  McDonald, Tyler Ziccardi (2), and Kevin Wright (3) added the assists.  The victory puts the Eagles on top of the Metro with an undefeated 4-0 record.  The 5th ranked Eagles will be back in action again this afternoon at 4:30 on the front soccer field against Southfield Lathrup.
Volleyball Sweeps Clio
All three volleyball teams beat the Clio Mustangs tonight at home.  The varsity won 27-25, 25-17, and 25-9 to improve to 2-1 in the Metro.  For the night Niki Sargent led the offense with 16 kills followed by Taylor Ovington with 11 and Rebecca McDonald with 10.  Rebecca also added 4 blocks. Megan Klavitter passed a perfect game going 19-19 and also contributing 21 digs.  The Eagles are now 10-5-3. 

Alexis Oliver had 7 kills, 2 aces, and 4 digs for the Eagles in a 25-19, 25-20 league victory against Clio.  Morgan Finch had 13 assists, 1 ace and 4 digs which Lauren Klein had 6 digs.


Soccer Shuts Out Clio
Linden beat Clio 5-0 on Monday night in Claude Cranston Stadium to move to 12-10 overeall and 3-0 in the league.  Zac Bakos scored twice on assists from Kevin Wright, Nolan McDonad and Timo Schriner.   Kevin Wright had a hat-trick with assists from Cole Birchmeier, Tyler Ziccardi and Timo Schriner.  Collin Hoeberling was perfect in goal for the Eagles with his shut-out on the season.  Linden will travel to Kearsley Wednesday night for another league match-up before returning home for a 4:30 non-leaguer on the front field.  The 5th rated Eagles move up a spot in the MHSSCA Division 2 ratings for the season.
Boys' XC Finishes 5th at Spartan Invitational
The boys' XC team had a fantastic performance at the Spartan Invitational late Friday afternoon. The varsity team finished 5th with respect to the 38 teams competing in the large school division. David Doyle earned medalist honors for his 28th place finish in a time of 16:44. Jeremiah Gossett (31st), Mikey Varacalli (52nd), Ryan Torok (81st), and Dustin Sack (91st) rounded out the scoring for Linden. The JV team finished 13th in a field of 41 teams with Andy Bennett leading the way. He finished15th and set a personal record of 18:02. Full results for all races can be found here. The Eagles are in action on Saturday at home when they host the Linden Classic. Boys' reserves run at 12:35 and varsity boys run at 1:35.
Varsity Football Beats Clio
Friday night the Varsity Football team played their first home game of the season. It took a little bit to get going but once the Eagles settled in, they beat visiting Clio 38-12. It was 35-6 at the half after a strong performance by the defense, led by Andy Roberts' 2 interceptions, one of which led to a TD. Zach Kentish led the recieving core with 75 yards on 5 catchs, while Austin Buerkel had 6 catches for 70 yards. Gage Smith was 22-33 for 267 yards passing with 2 TD and 1 rushing. Cameron Cook connected on a 42 yard field goal.  The team travels to Kearsley next week for what should be an exciting game, as Friday night Kearsley scored  61 points in their loss to Creek. So come on out to Kearsley next Friday night to watch our Eagle Defense take on the Kearsley high powered offense!
VARSITY VB
 The Lady Eagles took 3rd place out of 16 teams in the Mitten Bay Classic at Bay City Central.  The Eagles beat Garber 25-21,25-21, Bullock Creek 25-13,25-9 and split with St.Louis 25-23, 21-25 in pool play. In the quarter finals we beat Valley Lutheran 25-18,25-17 before losing to Mt. Pleasant 21-25, 11-25 in the semis. Taylor Ovington had 30 kills and 4 blocks. Niki Sargent had 27 kills and Bridget Adams 23 kills. Megan Klavitter had 11 aces and 34 digs. Sydney Jacques also added 77 assists. We are now 9-5-3.
An Amazing Race at MSU

The Girls’ Cross Country team performed spectacular at the Spartan Invitational on Friday, Sept 13. Twenty Eagle runners that raced on the beautiful Forest Acres East golf course set personal records, 11 of which had life-time personal bests. The Varsity squad came in second overall in the D1 and D2 race, beating 39 other teams. With a field of 282 runners in the varsity race, Sydney Elmer led the Eagles placing 10th overall with a season best time of 19:16. McKayla Guy raced across the finish line in 16th place with a season best time of 19:36. Courtney Davis charged up the final hill crossing the line in 44th place with a life-time best of 20:12. Close by was Jordan Holscher in 55th place with a life-time best of 20:23. Savannah Ferrara broke 21:00 with a life-time best of 20:56 completing the top 5 for the Eagles. Rounding out the Eagle harriers were Taylor Ganger and Maya Gossett both of which also had life-time bests of 21:27 and 21:43, respectively. Their performance at MSU ranks as one of the best for the girls’ cross country team in Linden’s history. Next weekend the girls are looking forward to running at our Linden Classic.

Elmer Named Kiwanis Athlete of Month
Senior Sydney Elmer has been named as the Flint Kiwanis Athlete of the Month for September.  Elmer was first selected by the AD's from the Flint Metro League for nomination to the larger group of Genesee County AD's for consideration.  Sydney is a three-sport athlete for the Eagles and currently the #1 runner for the very successful Cross County Team.  Last week, she ran her season best time of 19:35 to finish 5th overall and lead the Eagles to a 2nd place finish at the Bath Invitational.  Earlier in the week, Sydney ran a 19:58 to take first the the FML Jamboree.  Congratulations Sydney! 
Volleyball at Holly
The Varsity Eagles swept Holly tonight 25-18, 25-16, 25-12. Taylor Ovington and Niki Sargent both had 12 kills. Taylor also added 7 blocks. Megan Klavitter had 20  digs and 5 aces and Sydney Jacques with 24 assists. We improved to 6-4-2 overall and 1-1 in the league.
The Freshman team won 25-17, 25-15, 25-23.
Freshman and JV Football at Clio
The jv football team defeated clio 47-0.  Jarret Mitchell threw for over 250 yards and 5 touchdowns he also scored one on the ground.  Nolan Hill and Trent Strang each had 2 touchdowns catches and Ryan Young caught the other on a 40 yard screen pass.  Bailey Davis scored on a interception return of 55 yards and also converted on 6 extra points.  Brandon Versola had an interecption, Jordon Shirley and Jacob Cox recovered a fumble.  Skylar Stites contributed with 8 tackles on defense.
Soccer Beats Holly
Zack Bakos scored two goals, both off assists from Kevin Wright, to lead the Eagles to a 2-1 Metro League victory at Holly on Wednesday night. Holly's lone goal came off a penalty kick mid-way through the 2nd half following a hand-ball in the box.  The 6th rated Ealges improve to 2-0 in the Metro and 11-1 overall.  The team will be back in action on Monday with a home game against Clio. 
The JV game was cancelled due to lightening.
Eagles Volleyball
The varsity team lost their league opener to Fenton 18-25, 15-25, and 13-25. Rebecca McDonald led the team with 8 kills. Niki Sargent followed with 7. Megan Klavitter chipped in 12 digs and Miranda Fowler added 14 assists.
Eagles Open Metro With Win Over Fenton
The Eagle Varsity soccer team opened the Metro League season with a 4-1 win over Fenton on their own turf.  This was the second victory in as many weeks over the Tigers, this one counting in the league standings.  Zach Bakos scored first off a penalty kick with approximately 30 minutes remaining in the first half.  Nolan McDonald found the back of the net prior to the break to put the Eagles up 2-0 heading into the half.  Timo Schriner scored early in the half before Fenton scored on a defensive miscue by the Eagles.  Zach Bakos finished the game off with a nice late game score to give the Eagles the victory.  Ted Parcher, Cole Birchmeier and Timo Schriner received credit for assists.  Collin Hoeberling did an excellent job in goal for the 10-1 Eagles.
Linden will be back in action, on the road, on Wednesday at Holly.  Click here for the mLive story on the game.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to LHS student-athletes Collin Hoeberling, Sydney Elmer and Hannah Joslin who were named as the State Bank Athletes of the Week.
 Senior Collin Hoeberling has been outstanding in goal for the Eagle soccer program for the past two seasons.  Last week, Collin posted three shut-out games against Flint Powers, Riverview and Stevensville Lakeshore.  Collin and his stingy Eagle defense have combined for five shut-outs so far in this young season to lead Linden to a #3 ranking in Division 2 for the State.
Sydney Elmer continues to dominate the Flint Metro League with a convincing first place run at the 1st Jamboree of the season with a time of 19:58.  On Saturday, Sydney came in 5th in the very competitive Bath Invitational with a season PR of 19:35 to lead the Eagles to a second place finish.
Junior Hannah Joslin continues to improve for the Eagles young golf team.  Last Friday, Hannah shot a 86 at Clio Country Club and finished 6th individually in Division II.

Congratulations to our Eagles on a fine week!
Eagles Soccer Third at Eaton Rapids
The Eagles traveled to Michigan State to play in the very tough Eaton Rapids Shoot Out over the weekend.  Linden first played Riverview and beat them 2-0 on goals by Zach Bakos and Kevin Wright on assists from Cole Birchmeier.  LInden then played ranked Mason, and despite outshooting them 12-6, dropped their first contest of the season on a 1-3 loss. Kevin Wright scored for the Eagles on a assist from Ted Parcher.  For their third match of the day, Linden defeated Stevensville Lakeshore in a 1-0 shut out on a goal by Ben Thornton with the assist to Tyler Ziccardi.  Keeper Collin Hoeberling records his fifth shutout for the season with a solid day in net.
Boys' XC Team Wins Bath Invitational
Linden has been attending the Bath Invitational since 1991: On Saturday they finished first for only the 5th time in that 23 year span. Seniors Dave Doyle (6th) and Jeremiah Gossett (9th) led the Eagles and both broke 17 minutes for the first time this season. Mikey Varacalli (16th), Ryan Torok (28th), and Scott Schultz (33rd) rounded out the scoring for Linden, each runnin their best time of the season. Kagen Griffith had a strong showing in the JV race, finishing 4th in a field of nearly 400 competitors. He ran a lifetime personal best time of 18:05. Full results for all races are available here. The Eagles are next in action at the Spartan Invitational on Friday afternoon.
Girls' Cross Country Take 2nd Place
The girls' cross country team place 2nd at the annual Bath Invitational. Out of a very competitive field of 17 teams, the Eagles scored 69 points losing only to #1 rated Shepherd with 43 points. Sydney Elmer led the Eagles coming in 5th overall with a time of 19:35. Supporting her with strong performances were McKayla Guy, 8th place at 19:50, Courtney Davis, 6th at 20:27,  Jordan Holscher, 18th at 20:43 and Savannah Ferrara, 23rd at 21:05. Rounding out the top 7 for Linden were Taylor Ganger and Maya Gossett with times of 21:57 and 22:08 respectively. The average team time was 20:20, an amazing feat and evidence of hard work. Many PRs were set today by the entire team of all the Linden runners both on varsity and JV. The team is looking forward to running at Michigan State next Friday in a power-packed field of D1 and D2 teams.
Varsity Football Gets Win Over Holly
The football team got a win Friday night after a sluggish start. Leading the on the evening was the defense, holding Holly to 135 yards of total offense. The final score was 21-7, with Holly's lone touchdown being the first points on the night immediately after a turnover. However, with :35 seconds to go in the half, Noah Sargent hooked up with Zack Kentish for a 54 yard touchdown to ignite the team. Coming out after halftime the team played much more crisp offensively, while defensively keeping Holly out of the end zone. The team hosts Clio next Friday night for their first home game of the year. Come out and cheer on your EAGLES!!!  Click here to read the story on mLive.
LHS Golfers at County Tourney
The Eagle Girls participated in their first 18-hole event of the season today at Clio Country Club, where the 2nd Annual Genessee County Tournament was held. Linden won the inaugural tournament last year but with all of the nucleus of that team gone except for Hannah Joslin, the young Eagles squad finished 11th out of 13 teams today at Clio.

Junior Hannah Joslin played by far her best round of the season and shot an 86 that placed her tied for 6th Individually for the tournament. Joslin recorded two birdies on her card including one on the 17th hole (her 8th of the day) in which she found her ball deep in the trees and recovered with an amazing pitching wedge from 105 yards over a large pine tree and on to the green. The shot left her with a 15 foot putt which she holed for birdie 
Live Scoring
Live scoring and updates will be available again this week from Holly High School for the the Linden/Holly varsity game which begins at 7:00pm.  Click here for a link to the event.
Girls Golf Continues To Improve
The Eagles Girls lost an away match today against Kearsley at Flint Elks Golf Club. The Eagles posted their lowest team score of the season so far, 215 while Kearsley shot a team score of 200.

Junior Hannah Joslin and sophomore Makena Baldwin paced the scoring for the Eagles as both shot a score of 51. Both Hannah and Makena recorded pars on their 9th and final holes. Those were the only scores of par recorded by the Eagles team today.

Freshman Sydney Bond shot the lowest round of her short high school career today posting a 52. Freshman Ashley Robinson fired a 61 which was also the personal best score of her career. Sophomore Jenna Pekarek rounded out the scoring today, also shooting her personal best score for the Eagles with a 65. Jenna was playing in only her second high school match and she also shot her personal best score. For Bond and Robinson it was only their third ever match. 
Freshman/JV Football Beat Holly
The Freshman football team had a convincing win over Holly 52-6 on Thursday night at home.  Aaron Sarkon threw 4 TD passes in the first half.  Ryker Rivera had two receiving TD's,  and threw for a TD.  Dawson Blank, Danny Pudduck and Hunter Michael each had one receiving TD and Aaron Steedman rushed for a TD.  Patrick Kerr had an interception return for a touchdown.

The Linden JV football team defeated Holly 47-24.  Bailey Davis scored 3 touchdowns and converted on 3 extra pts.  Nolan Hill scored twice including a TD pass and a 2 pt conversion.  Jacob Cox returned a fumble for a touchdown and Trent Strang caught a touchdown pass to complete the scoring.  Jarret Mitchell also had a good game throwing for over 100 yards and 4 touchdowns.
 
Soccer Shuts Out Flint Powers
The 3rd ranked Eagles shut out Flint Powers Catholic on their home turf by the score of 3-0.  Linden scored on goals by Zach Bakos, Ted Parcher and Tyler Ziccardi with assists from Kevin Wright and Timo Schriner.  Keeper Colin Hoeberling and the Eagle defense recorded their third shutout of the season.  Click here to read the complete story on mLive.  The team will be in action on Saturday morning at the East Lansing tournament which will be held at MSU. 

The JV Eagles also completed a shut out and outscored Powers 10-0 for a JV victory on the road.  Derek Deighton was on fire with five goals for the Eagles to spark the offense.  Trystan Hughes-LeFevour added two goals and Anton Richards and Jason Senia each had one goal.  Assists came from Josh Beil, Hughes-LeFevour, Austin Lapham and Nick Crane.  Keeper, Jay Howard, stooped four Charger shots on goal to preserve the shut out.
Girls XC Dominate Jamboree
Girls' cross country team dominate the first of three Metro jamborees by a score of 26 points. The next closest opponent was rival Holly with a score of 62 points. Winning the race was Sydney Elmer with a time of 19:58. Following her were teammates McKayla Guy with a 4th place overall finish and a time of 21:26, Courtney Davis 21:24- 5th place overall, and Jordan Holscher 21:48 -6th place in the race. Rounding out the top ten for Linden were Savannah Ferrara with a time of 22:22, Maya Gossett 22:27 and Taylor Ganger 23:01.  Dominique Scripter finished with a time of 23:45, Kailee Corcoran 23:46 and Kelsey Dietrich 24:40 to help the Eagles with an astounding victory. The JV girls team also swept the reserve race with a perfect score of 15 points. They were led by Haley Prout who was the overall winner of the girls race with a time of 24:36. It was a great start to the season.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to our first State Bank Athletes of the Week for the 2013-14 school year!  
Senior Zach Bakos was selected for his performance on the soccer pitch last week in scoring three goals and adding a pair of assists to lead the Eagles to a championship at the Owosso Invitational.

Senior, Rebecca McDonald led the Eagle volleyball team at their own invitational with 39 kills, 8 blocks and 10 digs.

Sophomore, Courtney Davis, continues to improve in cross country and ran a
21:23 to finish 11th individually and help Linden to a 2nd place finish in the Corunna Early Bird Invitational.  This time is quite an improvement over her time on the same course last season.


Volleyball v. Hartland
     The varsity volleyball team lost a tough battle against the visiting Eagles from Hartland 16-25, 22-25, 16-25. For the night Megan Klavitter had 25 digs. Rebecca McDonald had 8 kills, Taylor Ovington had 7 kills, and Niki Sargent with 6. Overall record is now 5-3-2. 
     The JV Eagles lost a hard fought match to Hartland on Wednesday by scores of 18-25, 16-25, 25-22.  Alexis Oliver had 7 aces and 9 digs for the Eagles while Morgan Fitch added 3 aces, 6 digs and 14 assists. 
     The Freshman team beat Hartland 25-23, 25-21 , 22-25.    
Boys' XC Miss Jamboree Win by a Point
The boys' cross country team battled for victory in the first Flinto Metro League meet of the season on their home course at Linden, losing to Holly by a lone point 57-58.  Senior Dave Doyle led the Eagles effort with a fourth place finish with a time of 17:12.  He was followed by senior Jeremiah Gossett who finished 11th with a time of 17:46 and junior Mikey Varacalli followed behind him in 12th with a time of 18:01.  Linden then had a pack of runners come in 15th through 18th with senior Dustin Sack leading the charge with a time of 18:24 and followed by senior Scott Schultz (18:23), junior Ryan Torok (18:26), and sophomore Kagen Griffith who ran a lifetime personal best time of 18:27.  The boys team will be competing at the Bath Invitational on Saturday.  

Full results available here.
Eagles Extend Winning Steak
The Eagle varsity soccer team improved to 6-0 with a 3-2 victory over Orchard Lake St. Mary's on Thursday evening.  Tyler Ziccardi scored twice for Linden with Timo Schriner adding another.  Zach Bakos gets credit for two Eagle assists.  The Eagles completed a busy week as they faced three very worthy non-league opponents.  The team will be back in action on Thursday in another non-leaguer at Flint Powers. Click here to read the mLive story.
Soccer Shuts Out Flushing
The varsity soccer team improved to 5-0 on the season with a shut-out victory over non-league Flushing.  Zach Bakos and Timo Schreiner led the Eagles with two goals each with Kyle Frederick, Nolan McDonald, Zach Bakos, AJ Brasseur and Kevin Wright adding assists.  Keeper Colin Hoeberling gets the shut out for the Eagles.  The team will be back in action this evening with another non-league match-up against Orchard Lake St. Mary's at home in Claude Cranston Stadium.  The varsity team will play first with a 4:00 start followed by the JV team at 5:30. 
Boys' XC Wins Corunna Earlybird Invite
With only two returning competitors from last year's squad that finished 2nd at the state finals, the Eagles have plenty of work to do this fall, but they got off to a great start by winning the large school division in Corunna. Linden edged runner-up Okemos by one point 53-54. Bloomfield Hills (65), St Johns (81), East Lansing (85), and Mt. Pleasant (228) were the other competing teams. It was a team effort that came down Linden's 6th man, Jack Eck, finishing ahead of the 5th man from Okemos to provide the margin of victory. The top five for the Eagles were David Doyle (4th), Mikey Varacalli (8th), Ryan Torok (11th), Scott Schultz (14th), and Andy Bennett (16th). Linden will host the first FML Jamboree on Wednesday, September 4th, at 4:30. Full results are available here.
Varsity VB Sweeps Quad
The Linden Varsity Volleyball team won both matches in their home quad on Tuesday night. The Eagles took care of Lake Fenton in short order 25-9 and 25-4 and Byron 25-11 and 25-20. Sydney Jacques finished with 25 assists, Rebecca McDonald had 13 kills, Niki Sargent 9 kills, and Taylor Ovington 9 kills.  Taylor also went 25-25 serving with 13 aces.  Megan Klavitter had 15 digs and Bri Holscher had 6.
 
Overall record improves to 5-2-2. 
Eagles Beat Fenton
The varsity soccer team opened their home schedule with a 3-1 non-league victory over Fenton on Monday night in Claude Cranston Stadium.  Linden dominated the game offensively with 11 shots on goal while holding Fenton to two shots.  Zach Bakos scored early in the first half off the assist from Blake Bloomfield to put the Eagles up 1-0 at the half.  Fifteen minutes into the second half, Nolan McDonald found the back of the net on a header and then scored unassisted again a minute and a half later.  Fenton scored with 1:39 remaining in the game for the 3-1 final. The Eagles will be at home again on Wednesday on the front soccer field against Flushing and then will host Orchard Lake St. Mary on Thursday with a 4:00 varsity start. 
Linden Invitational
The varsity volleyball team opened the 2013 season by hosting their own 12 team invitational and taking second in the Silver Division.  Linden went 2-1-2 in pool play beating Holly 25-13, 25-21, Atherton 25-4, 25-8, splitting with Powers 24-26, 25-11, Midland Dow 24-26, 25-21, and losing to Howell 12-25, 16-25.  In playoffs, Linden beat Carman Ainsworth 25-21, 26-24, and lost to New Lothrop 23-25, 25-20, 12-15.
 
Megan Klavitter led the defense with 67 digs.  Rebecca McDonald led the offense with 39 kills and 8 blocks followed by Niki Sargent with 38 kills.  Taylor Ovington had 27 kills and 9 blocks.  Sydney Jacques had 50 assists and 11 aces.  
 The 2013 Boys Cross Country team will again be one of the top contenders in the area.  Click here to read a preview from the TC Times.
Linden Soccer Opens With Victories
The varsity soccer team traveled to Owosso to open the 2013 season and came back with three wins.   The Eagles began with a 2-1 victory over Owosso on goals by Kevin Wright and Tyler Ziccardi with a Nolan McDonald assist.  Next, Linden beat Swartz Creek 5-1 on goals by Kevin Wright, Kyle Frederick, Tyler Ziccardi, Zach Bakos and Jason Kross with assists to Zack Bakos, AJ Brasseur and Cameron Davis.  The Eagles finished the day with a 3-0 shut out over Clio with two goals from Zach Bakos, and one from Kevin Wright assisted by Tyler Ziccardi and Michael Ziccardi.  Colin Hoeberling was in goal for all three games.  Click here to read the mLive story on the tourney.

The Eagles will host Fenton in a non-league match up on Monday August 26th at Claude Cranston stadium.  The JV's will begin at 5:00 with the Varsity team to follow immediately after.  
Eagle Football: Game of the Week

Voting has begun on mLive for the Game of the Week!!

Linden at Fenton on August 29 is the early leader.  Vote early, vote often here.



2013 Fall Tryout Cards
Try-out Cards for the Fall 2013 season for HS Athletes will be issued beginning Wednesday August 7--Friday August 9 from 10am to 3pm in the HS athletic office, and all weekdays following that during the same hours.  MS Athletes may receive their Tryout Cards beginning August 12 in the MS office.
In order to receive a tryout card, all athletes will need to submit the following:
1) current physical dated after 4/15/13.  Download a copy of the physical form by clicking here.
2) emergency form.  Dowload a copy of the emergency form by clicking here.
3) signed 2013 LHS Athletic Handbook form.  The handbook can be viewed online by clicking here,     and the signature form can be downloaded here.
4) all obligations to the athletic department must be cleared (all fees paid; all equipment          returned)
5) academic eligibility will be verified by the AD
No student will be allowed to try-out or practice with a team until they present the coach with a valid tryout card. 
Eagle Linemen Take Top Honors
The Eagle linemen won the Fowlerville Lineman Challenge Thursday evening.  Skills in the contest included Fireman''s carry, bench, obstacle course, prowler, rope pull, sandbag, sled push and tire flip. 
Eagle linemen included Andrew Kost, Andrew Roberts, Marshael Ryan, Garrett Beaudry, Austin McNeil and Kyle Korman.
VG's Community Share Program
VG's current community Share program will end August 31, 2013.  Therefore, any Linden High School athlete that would like to submit VG's community share points to off-set pay-to-participate fees for the 2013-14 school year may do so until Friday, August 16th.  Receipts should be turned in at the Linden High School Athletic Office.  You may also turn them into Soni Payne at the Intersquad Football scrimmage on Saturday, August 17 2013.  Please click here for a list of guidelines to help you complete the process.

Beginning September 1, 2013, VG's will begin a new program called Cash for Class.  VG's  Cash for Class program will be tied to the "yes" card.  Please look for additional information regarding this new program in the near future.  Please call me at (810) 625-3543 should you have any questions.

Thank you,
Soni Payne
VG's Receipts Coordinator, Linden Athletic Boosters 
Athletic Boosters Golf Outing
The Athletic Boosters will be hosting a golf outing on Saturday, August 24th at 8:30am at Willow Brook Golf Club in Byron.

Proceeds from the outing will be used to replace the scoreboards in the High School gym.

We are looking for golfers and hole sponsors.

Any questions please call: Tracy Sargent at 810-869-1372 or Susan Korman at 810-240-7884.
Football Equipment
Attention all high school football players: Equipment will be passed out to the players on Wednesday, July 31 in the LHS Weight Room. Varsity Players will begin receiving their equipment at 10:00AM, Junior Varsity Players at approximately 10:30AM, and Freshman Players at approximately 11:00AM. Please know that no player will receive their equipment until the concussion awareness form is completed and turned in. The form can be found on the LHS athletic webpage, just download it, print it, and turn it in. 
Varsity: 10:00 AM
Junior Varsity: 10:30 AM
Freshman: 11:00 AM
Softball All-Stars
Congratulations to seniors Maija Satkowiak and Savannah Weaver as selections to the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association All - Star game.  The game was held yesterday at Michigan State University.  Click here to read the rest of the story.
Important Concussion Information
Effective June 30, 2013, PA 342 and 343 will take effect regarding concussion awareness.  Beginning on that date, all athletes and thier parents who participate in summer programs must first sign, and turn in to their coach, a concussion awareness form which can be found here.  This form will remain in the student CA-60 file until graduation from LHS.  Please take the time to watch this short, very informative video regarding concussion symptoms and return to play protocols.  Click here to begin video.
Coaches of the Year
Congratulations to our varsity baseball coach, Steve Buerkel and varsity softball caoch, Gordon Jamison, for their post-season "Coach of the Year" accolades.   Buerkel, in his third year at the helm for the Eagles, was voted as the District Coach of the Year.  The Eagles won their first District championship since 2005 and finished with a fine 22-12 record.  Linden also won the Tom Cole Greater Flint Tournament for the first time this season under the direction of Coach Buerkel.
Coach Jamison, in his fourth season as the head coach, led the softball Eagles to their best finish ever with a overall record of 31-5.  The Eagles won the District championship for the third time in the last four years, won the first ever Regional Championship, a Quarterfinal game, before bowing out in the State Semis.  Coach Jamison was named as both the District and Regional Coach of the Year.
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Makayla Cavanaugh who was named as the State Bank Athlete of the Week for the week of 6/3/13 in softball.  Makayla had 6 hits including 2 homeruns in District and Regional games that week.  She scored 5 runs and had 6 put outs in the field plus 1 outfield assist.
MHSAA DIVISION 2 SOFTBALL BRACKETS
The LHS softball team will be playing in the MHSAA State Semi's on Friday June 14th at Bailey Park in Battle Creek at 6:00 on softball diamond #1.  Please try and come out and support our Eagles!

A complete parent/fan packet, which includes directions, can be viewed by clicking
here


Flint Metro League Coaches of the Year
For the first time this year, the Flint Metro League announces their Coaches of the Year.  Linden was represented by Cross Country coaches Teresa Wright and Clint Lawhorne and Boys Track coach Nick Douglass for this well deserved honor.  This award is very special in that these coaches were selected by their peers within the sport to represent the FML.  Congratulations to our coaches, way to represent the Eagles!! 
 
State Bound!
The Eagle softball team has advanced to the MHSAA State Semi-Finals with a 3-2 walk off win in the quarter finals over Belding. The Eagles will travel to Battle Creek and Bailey Field to face Saginaw Swan Valley in the semis at 6:00 on Friday before facing the winner of the Tecumseh/Saginaw Swan Valley game at 5:30 on Saturday in the final game. 
Softball Quarterfinals
Fans who are interested in traveling to Grand Rapids for the softball Quarterfinals may ride on a fan bus leaving from Linden at 11:30 for the 2:00 game at Davenport University. Please contact Steve Buerkel at 810-919-0000 if you are interested in riding the bus. The bus is available for all fans---students and parents at a price of $8.00/person.  Please contact Steve by 5:00 Monday if you woul like to travel.

For fans driving from Linden, here are the directions:
Take I-196 from Lansing or Detroit and merge onto the new South Beltline (M-6) heading towards Holland (west). Proceed West on M-6 and exit at East Beltline/Broadmoor (Exit #15). Turn right at stoplight which will take you north on the Beltline and follow 1/8 mile to 60th street (first stoplight). Turn right onto 60th street and follow for one mile to Kraft Ave. The W.A. Lettinga campus will be on your right but continue on Kraft until you reach a stop sign at 68th street. Turn left onto 68th and drive for about a mile until you see the complex on your left.

Softball Regional Champions
Linden varsity softball earned their 30th victory of the season (30-4) and beat two solid teams to earn the title of Regional Champion.  Linden beat Williamston 6-3 in the semi-finals before facing state ranked Wayland Union and beating them 10-8 in a slug-fest.  The Eagles will travel to Davenport University on Tuesday June 11 to face Belding at 2:00pm in the MHSAA Quarter Finals.  The winner of this game will advance to the semi-finals which will be held Bailey Park in Battle Creek on Friday at 6:00. 
Varsity Baseball Season comes to an end at Regionals concluding their record at 22-12
The Varsity Baseball season finished their season in the Regionals by losing to Haslett 0-9. Pitching for the Eagles was Bryce Benedict who held Haslett in check through 4 innings, however, Haslett exploded in the 5th by scoring 5 runs off of Benedict.  In the 5th, Haslett reached base on walks and bunt hits, however, the big blow came on a bases loaded double that clearned the bases. Jacob Marshall relieved Benedict in the 6th and Haslett scored 4 more times, all after the first two batters were retired in the inning. Another big double with bases loaded cleared the bases, concluding their scoring. Benedict pitched 5 innings, allowed 7 hits, walked 5, struck out 1 and allowed 5 earned runs. Marshall pitched 1 inning, allowed 4 hits, walked 2, struck out 1 and allowed 4 earned runs. Offensively, the Eagles stranded 4 runners in scoring position through the first 4 innings which was the difference early on as the game entered the 5th inning tied 0-0. However, the Eagles could never get the bats going against Haslett. The Eagles only managed 3 hits in the contest, one each by Mitch Juhl, Brady Sarkon and Bryce Benedict. Overall Haslett outhit the Eagles 11 to 3 in the contest.
Linden Softball Wins Districts
For the third time in four years, the Linden softbal team has won the MHSAA District Championship under the direction of Coach Gordon Jamison.  Linden defeated host Lake Fenton in the semi-finals 7 to 6 in nine innings. Molly Sherman got the win  and went 3 for 5 at the plate, including the walk off rbi in the bottom of the 9th. Katie Conaway added 2 hits. Kayla Cavanaugh had 2 hits. Linden then won the district finals against Owosso 10 to 0. Molly Sherman pitched the shutout and added a double offensively. Reagan Benge had 3 hits, Alyssa Logie 2, Kayla Cavanaugh had 2 hits including a homerun.  The Eagles will face Williamston in semi-final Regional action on Saturday at Grand Rapids South Christian at 10:00.
6 Linden Baseball players receive All-Metro honors!
Linden baseball players received votes from opposing metro league coaches and came away with 6 All-Metro League players receiving recognition.  Nice job boys!

First Team All Metro:
Mitch Juhl (Catcher) * Unanimous Selection
Austin Buerkel (Outfield) * Unanimous Selection
Trent Marks (Infield)
Mitchell Ryan (at large - Pitcher/infielder)

2nd Team All Metro:
Bryce Benedict (Pitcher)

Honorable Mention All Metro League:
Cameron Cook (Outfield)
 
Regional Softball and Baseball Information
Both the softball and baseball teams have advanced to MHSAA Regional competition next Saturday, June 8.   Both teams will play at Grand Rapids South Christian HS.  The softball team will play Williamston at 10:00 and then at 2:00 for the finals.  The boys will play at 12:30 against Haslett and then the finals at 3:00.  Congratulations to both teams!


Varsity Baseball Wins District Title
The Varsity Baseball team won the district title on Monday night by beating Lake Fenton 4 to 1, and Owosso 9 to 6 in the championship game to capture the District title.
In the first game vs. Lake Fenton, Linden got solid pitching by Mitchell Ryan who went the distance to pick up the win. Ryan allowed 5 hits, walked 1, struck out 9 and allows 1 earned run. Offensively the Eagles managed 5 hits, one each by Austin Buerkel, Mitchell Ryan, Brady Sarkon, Marshael Ryan and Jacob Dunleavy, however, the big hit came off of the bat from Marshael Ryan in the bottom of the 6th inning. Marshael Ryan connected on a bases loaded double to deep left to clear the bases and extend Linden’s 1-0 lead to 4-0. Lake Fenton rallied in the top of the 7th but only managed to plate one run in Linden’s 4-1 victory. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Mitch Juhl, Brady Sarkon, Cameron Cook and Travis Rinks. Batting in the runs for the Eagles was Marshal Ryan with 3. Overall the Eagles and Blue Devils each had 5 hits in the contest.
In the District Title game, Linden’s bats exploded pounding out 9 runs in just 6 innings on 12 hits. Pitching for the Eagles was Bryce Benedict who threw a complete game victory. Benedict  was solid and held Owosso in check through 6 innings, until Owosso exploded with a rally in the top of the 7th ultimately falling short. Benedict allowed 11 hits, walked 1, struck out 5 and allowed 5 earned runs to pick up the victory on the mound. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel, Mitch Juhl, Brady Sarkon and Marshael Ryan and Trent Marks who each had 2 hits, while Cameron Cook and Bryce Benedict each had one. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Austin Buerkel and Trent Marks with 2, while Mitch Juhl, Brady Sarkon, Cameron Cook, Travis Rinks and Bryce Benedict each scored one. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Mitch Juhl and Marshael Ryan with 3, while Brady Sarkon had 2 and Trent Marks had 1. Overall the Eagles outhit Owosso 12-11 in the contest.
Coach of the Year
Congratulations to Coach Nick Douglass who has been named as the Bill Perry Track Coach of the Year at the Badar Classic for the second year in a row.  This award is voted on by the Genesee County coaches who partiipate in the meet. Douglass was also selected as the Flint Metro League Coach of the Year by the league coaches. Congratulations Coach Douglass, way to represent for the Eagles!
Flint Kiwanis Athletes of the Year
Three LHS seniors were honored last week at the Flint Kiwanis Athlete of the Year luncheon held at Genesys Heatlth Club.  In order to receive this award, athletes must first be nominated from each school to the Flint Metro League athletic directors who select one male and one female from the league each month.  Those athletes then move on for consideration by another group of athletic directors that represent all the schools in the county for the monthly winners.  Graham Elliott was the FML nominee for the month of October for his success in cross country. Julie Guckian and Shaye Brown were each FML nominees and monthly award winners for the entire county. Congratulations to our Eagles! 
MHSAA Golf Districts
The Eagle golf team came in 3rd overall at the MHSAA Div II golf tournament held at Lapeer Country Club with a score of 332.  Devon Cota led Linden with a 77 to take 4th place individually.  Alec Bond 83; Dylan Elmer 84; and Trevor Sundrla 88 rounded out the scoring for the Eagles.  Linden will advance to Regional competition next Thursday at their home course, Spring Meadows.  The top three teams, and three individuals, will then qualify for the State Finals.
Soccer Beats Creek to Advance
The LHS soccer team advanced in the MHSAA Division II tourney with a solid 3-1 victory over Metro league foe Swartz Creek.  Katie Wilkowski scored the first two goals for the Eagles, both times off assists from Kelsey Brecht.  Creek found the back of the net mid-way through the second half before Jessie Magalski scored off the assist from Samantha Thornton to put the game away.  The Eagles will play again this evening at Fenton HS in a match-up against Flint Northwestern at 5:00.  The winner of this game will advance to the District championship on Saturday at Fenton. 
Softball Advances
Linden defeated Corunna Tuesday at Lake Fenton in a pre- district matchup 6 to 5. Linden trailed 5 to 2 going into the bottom of the 7th with 1 out.  They rallied to score 4 runs. Alyssa Logie ripped a bases loaded hit to drive in the walk off run. Molly Sherman and Maija Satkowiak each had 3 hits.  The Ealges will now face Lake Fenton on their field on Saturday at 12:00.  The Championship game will be played at 2:00 on Saturday.
Varsity Baseball Beats Corunna 12-2 in Pre-District Game at Lake Fenton
The Varsity baseball team played their pre-district game Wednesday and beat Corunna  by a mercy score of 12-2 in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the 6th inning. Bryce Benedict started on the mound for the Eagles and pitched solid, giving up only 3 hits, walking 1, striking out 3 and allowing 2 earned runs. Offensively, the Eagles jumped on Corunna quickly by scoring 6 runs in the first inning. The Eagles were lead by Trent Marks, Mitch Juhl and Cameron Cook with 2 hits, while Austin Buerkel, Mitchell Ryan, Brady Sarkon and Jacob Dunleavy each had 1 hit a piece. The runs were scored by Brady Sarkon with 3, Trent Marks, Mitch Juhl, and Marshael Ryan with 2, while Austin Buerkel, Mitchell Ryan and Cameron Cook each scored one run. The RBI’s were batted in by Mitch Juhl and Jacob Dunleavy with 2, while Austin Buerkel, Trent Marks, Mitchell Ryan, Cameron Cook and Marshael Ryan each batted in 1. Also the Eagles drew many walks in the contest, 2 by Buerkel, and 1 each by Marks, Sarkon, Cook and Marshael Ryan.   Overall the Eagles outhit Corunna 10 to 3 in the contest. 
District Soccer Game Moved To Fenton
The MHSAA pre-District soccer game re-scheduled for tonight has been MOVED to Fenton.  If field conditions allow, the game will be played on the grass field at 4:00.  If necessary, the game will be moved to the turf field. 
Boys Track Members Compete at Badar
Boys track competed Tuesday night at Carman-Ainsworth Jr High. Linden had two meet champions on the night, Justin McKenzie in Pole Vault and Ted Parcher in the 100 M Dash. Linden also had several runner up finishers: Connor O'Connell Pole Vault; 3200 M Relay team of Graham Elliott, Dave Doyle, Roger Phillips, Zach LeMieux; 400 M Relay team of Cody Grandy, Taylor Anderson, Connor O'Connell, Ted Parcher. The boys now compete this coming Saturday at Forest Hills Eastern in Grand Rapids for the Division II State finals.
Girls track run well at Badar Classic
The girls track team had Three individual winners at the Badar Classic. Sydney Elmer won the 1600 meter run in 5:24. Samantha Greene won the 200 meter in a season best time of 26.9 seconds. Niki Sargent won the shot put with a throw of 41' 7". The Eagles had a trio of runner up finishers as well. Miranda Greene in the 200 meter, Aleighsha Engisch in the 800 meter and Courtney Davis in the 3200 meter. Brook Ovington produced a lifetime best in the high jump with a height of 5' good enough for third place.Rebecca McDonald also placed third in the 100 meter hurdles. Only the state meet remains on the schedule. Niki Sargent, Sydney Elmer and Rebecca McDonald will compete there Saturday. 
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Savannah Weaver, Graham Elliott, Sydney Elmer and Bridget Adams who were each named as the State Bank Athletes of the Week.  

Savannah led the softball Eagles to a double-header sweep of Fenton on Monday, followed by a great performance at the Ogemaw Heights Invitational on Saturday.  Savannah hit for .375 with 4 RBI's, with 3 runds scored.  

Graham had an outstanding meet at the FML league meet on Wednesday leding the Eagles to a 1 point victory over Holly to capture a share of the league title.  Graham won the 1600M run at 4:31, took 2nd in the 800 at 2:04 and helped the 2nd place 3200 relay team with a 2:02 split.  

Sydney won two events at the FML track meet taking the 3200 M run at 12:11 and also winning the 1600M run at 5:19 which is the second fastest time in LHS history.  Sydney also achored the 1600 relay with the fastest split on the team.

Bridget Adams has been in goal for the Eagles throughout the soccer season.  This past week, Bridget completed a shut-out against Lake Fenton and also had a stellar performance against Flint Powers on Tuesday to help Linden to a 2-2 tie.  Congratulations to all our Eagles on their fine week! 
Game Cancellations
The softball/baseball MHSAA District games scheduled for today have been rescheduled for tomorrow (Wednesday 5/29) at Lake Fenton at 5:00. 

A decision regarding MHSAA Soccer at Swartz Creek will be made later this afternoon, but will be held at Fenton instead of Swartz Creek if played.

The Badar Classic is still scheduled for this evening.

Varsity Baseball Wins Linden’s First Greater Flint Invitational Championship by beating Davison 8 to 3
The Varsity Baseball team concluded their run in the greater Flint Invitational Tournament by beating Davison 8 to 3 Monday night to capture Linden’s first ever Greater Flint Invitational Championship. This is the first time Linden has been back to the championship game since 1987, where they lost to Grand Blanc in a close 2-3 loss. However, this year was the charm as Linden played a solid game to knock off the defending champions Davison Cardinals to capture the trophy.  Earlier in the tournament, Linden beat Carman-Ainsworth, Goodrich and Powers to advance to the championship game. The Eagles now retain the traveling trophy which will be displayed in the showcase at LHS.
Starting on the mound was Mitchell Ryan who pitched a solid complete game 7 inning victory. Ryan allowed 7 hits, walked zero, struck out 5 and allowed 1 earned run. The Eagles jumped on the Cardinals quick as Austin Buerkel doubled to lead off the game. Buerkel then stole 3rd base but was stranded without scoring despite being on 3rd with zero outs. The Cardinals then jumped on top by scoring in the bottom of the 1st, putting the Eagles down 0-1. However, the Eagles tied it in the 3rd as Bryce Benedict reached safely on a dropped 3rd strike by the catcher. Later, Benedict scored to tie the game 1-1 on a RBI single by Mitch Juhl with 2 outs. The next scoring came in the top of the 4th, when the Eagles scored twice and took the lead they would never relinquish. Brady Sarkon walked and was sacrificed to 2nd by Cameron Cook. Marshael Ryan then singled in Sarkon for a 2 to 1 lead. Later in the inning Jacob Dunleavy singled and Ryan later scored on a suicide squeeze by Bryce Benedict to put the Eagles up 3 to 1. The Eagles jumped back on the scoring attack in the 5th as they scored 4 runs. Scoring the runs in the inning were Mitch Juhl, Brady Sakon, Cameron Cook and Marshael Ryan. Tallying the RBI’s in the inning were Sarkon and Marshael Ryan.   However, the Cardinals answered in the 5th and 6th as they scored one run in each inning. However, the Eagles also answered in the 6th inning to conclude the scoring and giving Linden an 8 to 3 victory. Leading the Eagles offensively were Mitch Juhl & Marshael Ryan who each had 2 hits, while Austin Buerkel, Brady Sarkon, Cameron Cook and Jacob Dunleavy each had a hit a piece. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Mitch Juhl, Brady Sarkon, and Marshael Ryan with 2 a piece, while Cameron Cook and Bryce Benedict each scored 1. Tallying the RBI’s for the Eagles were Marshael Ryan with 2, while Mitch Juhl, Brady Sarkon and Bryce Benedict each had 1. Overall the Eagles outhit the Cardinals 8 to 7 in the contest.  
Girls track finishes with 4 individual league champions
The girls track team placed fourth in the Metro League Championship meet with some fantastic individual performances. Leading the way for the Eagles was Sydney Elmer who finished with two victories. She ran the 1600 meter in 5:19 the second fastest time in Linden history. She followed that up with another victory in the 3200 meter. The team had two more individual champions. Kayla Briscoe threw a lifetime best in the discus winning with a throw of 103'11". Niki Sargent continued her dominance in the shot put setting a new Metro League record of 41'. Sydney and Niki finished the Metro League season undefeated in their events. Rebecca McDonald ended with 3rd team all-league honors in three events. She ran the 100 and 300 meter hurdles as well as the 4 x 100 relay with teammates Samantha Greene, Miranda Greene and Alexis Brandt. Aleighsha Engisch also earned third team all-league honors placing third in the 800 meter run. Overall it was a great meet.
5/23/13 All Baseball and Softball Games are Cancelled Today
Linden Boys Track Win Metro
 Linden Boys traveled to Holly High School Wednesday night for the Flint Metro League Invitational. Going in the team had one loss, to the host Holly. The only way to get a share was to win the meet and be Co-Champs with Holly. After an eventful evening that included rain, wind, humidity, heat, some more rain and a lot more wind, the boys on the track and in the field did just enough to claim a Co-Championship. After 17 events and a possible 663 points being divided amongst the 9 competing teams, we bested Holly by 1 point!!! Leading the way tonight with 1st place honors were Ted Parcher 100 M Dash & 200 M Dash and Graham Elliott 1600 M Run. 2nd place All-League Honors goes to Justin McKenzie in the Pole Vault; 800 M Run Elliott; 3200 M Relay team of Elliott, Dave Doyle, Roger Phillips, & Zach LeMieux; 400 M Relay Team of Cody Grandy, Austin Buerkel, Connor O'Connell, & Parcher. 3rd place All League Honors goes to 800 M Relay team of Aaron Kersten, Buerkel, Taylor Anderson, Parcher; 110 High Hurdles Grandy, 800 M Run Elliott, 200 M Dash Buerkel; O'Connell Pole Vault; Tyler Spano High Jump. There were many, many more athletes that placed ever so importantly between 4th and 8th place. The boys are off until next Tuesday when they will run the Badar Classic at Carman Jr High. Congratulations to the boys team for winning the 2013 Flint Metro League Championship!!!
Linden Soccer Takes on Powers
The Varsity soccer team finished the home season with "Senior Night" and played Flint Powers to a 2-2 tie.  Katie Wilkowski netted the first goal for the Eagles off the assist from Kelsey Brecht.  Jessie Magalski scored, unassisted to tie the game for the only goal in the second half.  Powers outshoot the Eagles 4-9.  The varsity team will travel to Lake Fenton for the last game of the regular season on Thursday night.

The JV team shut out the Chargers 3-0.  Hannah Whitted opened the scoring on a unassisted goal very early in the game.  Madison Maxheimer scored the next two goals, one unassisted and one from Sydney Ganger.  The Eagles outshoot Powers 12-5 for the game.
JV Baseball Splits With Kearsley
The JV Baseball team split it's doubleheader with Kearsley Tuesday in Flint. The Eagles won game one 16-14 before losing 7-5 in the second. Game 1 was a 3 hour marathon that saw the teams combine for 36 hits as the pitchers struggled to get outs. Leading hitters for Linden with three hits each were Bailey Davis (triple), Jake Marshall (home run, 3 rbi), Jay Howard, and Trevor Banasiak (double, 4 rbi).
Kevin Bates added 2 hits. Eagles with 1 hit each were Conor Faught, Hunter Jacobson, Trey Link, Nick Rossow, and Parker Luchenbill. Travis Petts, Tim Sines, and Bailey Davis each pitched for Linden, with Sines getting the win.
Game 2 was a struggle as the Eagles lost just their second game of the year, 7-5. Travis Petts had 2 hits in the game, including a double. Getting one hit each were Bailey Davis, Jake Marshall, Jay Howard, Logan Steiert, Ben Baker, and Chase Coleman. Bailey Davis and Conor Faught pitched, with Faught getting the loss.  The team is now 20-2-1 for the season.
Linden Varsity BB Drops 2 to Fenton

The Linden Varsity baseball team lost a double header to Fenton 3 to 5 and 3 to 6.

In the First game loss played on Monday, Linden had 5 hits and 2 errors and left 7 runners on base.  Fenton had 8 hits and 4 errors in the contest.  Bryce Benedict pitched a solid game, going 10 innings and allowing 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 9.  Mitchell Ryan relieved Benedict in the 11th and took the loss.  Ryan allowed 2 hits and 2 earned runs.

In the second game loss played on Tuesday, Linden had 6 hits and 8 errors in the contest.  Fenton had 7 hits and 2 errors in the contest.  Mitchell Ryan pitched the complete game and got the loss for the Eagles despite pitching well.  Ryan was not supported as his teammates made 8 costly errors behind him.  Ryan allowed 7 hits, 0 walks, struck out 5 and allowed 2 earned runs.

State Bank Athletes of the Week
Contratulations to Ted Parcher, Molly Sherman and Mitchell Ryan who were named as the State Bank Athletes of the Week.
 Ted won the 100M dash at the Division II Regional Track meet on Saturday with a time of 11.02 FAT. He also anchored the regional champion 4x100 relay team.  Ted will compete in both events at the State meet in two weeks.
 Junior pitcher, Molly Sherman, had a terrific week on the mound for the Eagle softball team.  Against Lapeer West, Molly stuck out 16 and hit a two run homer.  Against Bendle, she threw another shutout game and stuck out 23 in the two games.  She was 7/8 hitting.  On the week, she had 4 wins, 39 strikeouts, hit .625, had 8 RBI's and scored 4 times.  

Senior Mitchell Ryan had a great week on the baseball diamond with a strong pitching performance against Lapeer West.  Mitch pitched a complete game victory, going 7 innings, allowing 5 hits, zero earned runs, and striking out 10 in Linden's victory.  From the plate, he hit 350 for the week, including 7 hits, 4 doubles, 5 runs scored, 6 RBI's and 3 stolen bases.  Congratulations to all our Eagles!
Varsity Soccer Over Creek
The varsity soccer team traveled to Swartz Creek and and came home with a 2-1 victory over the Dragons.  Katie Wilkowski (unassisted) scored the only goal of the first half for either team to give the Eagles the advantage heading into half-time.   Kelsey Brecht scored on an assist from Sarah Ford for the game winner in the second half.  The Eagles were outshot 12-8 but still managed the victory.
Softball Over Fenton
Linden varsity softball won the 1st game of a double header against Fenton on Monday 10 to 9 in 9 innings. Molly Sherman got the win striking out 13. Maija Satkowiak had 2 hits a walk and scored 2 runs. Bri Senter hit 2 singles and a double. Tori Davis also hit 2 singles and a double. One of the singles drove in Savannah Weaver in the bottom of the 9th for the walk off win. The 2nd game was postponed due to weather.  The second game has been re-scheduled for this afternoon at 4:00 at Linden High School.
JV Baseball Defeats Fenton
The JV Baseball team defeated Fenton by the score of 4-2 in the first game of a planned doubleheader Monday. Game 2 was suspended in the 2nd inning due to rain. Linden was leading game 2 by a 3-0 score when the suspension occurred. Jay Howard and Kevin Bates led Linden with 2 hits each in the game. Travis Petts and Trevor Banasiak each added a double for the Eagles. Kevin Bates pitched a complete game, striking out 10 Fenton hitters along the way.
Game 2 saw Linden jump all over Fenton with 3 runs in the first inning.
Bailey Davis, Jake Marshall, Jay Howard (triple), Hunter Jacobson, and Trevor Banasiak (triple) each had hits before the rain moved in. The team's record now stands at 19-1-1 for the season.
Linden JV Invite Champs
The Linden JV softball team hosted the 3rd annual Linden JV tourney on Saturday. The ladies started the day facing the Railroaders of Durand. The team jumped out early with Cayla Wierenga scoring in the first inning.  Neuville, Klavitter, Morse, Churches, Ash and Tester all added to the score.  Alexa Marsh started strong on the mound holding Durand to only three runs and striking out four.  
In game two of the tourney the Eagles were paired up with Brighton. The girls beat Brighton in the Flushing Raider Nation Tourney and came out ready to take game two.  Brighton came out strong and it was a true test of the team to fight for this win. The battery, Marsh and Churches, battled Brighton working together to sit down five hitters. The girls advanced to the championship game scheduled to play South Lyon, last years champions. 
Marsh and Churches took the field again looking to take on South Lyon to rightfully claim what was theirs.  Working together the girls struck out six and held South Lyon to only one run.  The team came out hitting hard on the day and finally after chipping away balls started to drop in when needed. Neuville, Klavitter, Wierenga and Morse scored to secure the win and first place trophy for the team. The Eagles advance their record to 20-5 and look to play Fenton on Monday.  
Boys Vault Record
Justin McKenzie was not only regional champion on Saturday but he broke his teammate's record in the process in Pole Vault. Justin's vault of 14'2" broke Connor O'Connell's record that was only held for 3 weeks. Congratulations Justin and good luck the remainder of the spring! 
Boys Track Finish 2nd in Regional
 The boys track and field team traveled to Williamston Saturday for the MHSAA sponsored Regional and came home with a strong showing in 2nd place out of 15 teams! Linden Boys scored in the top 8 in 15 of the 17 events Saturday, which is phenomenal. Leading the way as Regional Champs were: Justin McKenzie Pole Vault; Ted Parcher 100 M Dash; 400 M Relay Team of Cody Grandy, Taylor Anderson, Connor O'Connell, and Parcher. 2nd place finish was earned by Kyle Susalla in the 400 M Dash. The 3200 M Relay team of Graham Elliott, Dave Doyle, Roger Phillips, and Zach LeMieux was 3rd along with Connor O'Connell in Pole Vault. All of these boys and relays will move on to Forest Hills Eastern in two weeks to compete for the State Finals. Congratulations to the team and the individuals moving on. Great Job!!!
Girls track qualifies three to state finals
The girls track team ran the regional meet at Williamston and finished in fourth place. Several girls had outstanding performances. The Eagles had two regional champions. Niki Sargent won the shot put with a toss of 39' 3 1/4" and Sydney Elmer won the 3200 in 11:52. Rebecca McDonald placed 4th in the 100 meter hurdles and 5th in the long jump, both performances qualified her for the state meet.  Those three athletes will compete in Grand Rapids in two weeks at the state championships. Alexis Brandt finished 4th in the pole vault with a height of 8' 8" a lifetime best. Niki Sargent and Kayla Briscoe placed 3rd and 4th respectively in the discus, the 4 x 800 relay team of Aleighsha Engisch, Maya Gossett, Courtney Davis and Sydney Elmer also finished 4th. Courtney Davis also placed 5th in the 3200 running 13:04. Aleighsha Engisch placed 6th in the 800 meter running 2:32. The 4 x 100 relay team of McDonald, Brandt, Miranda Greene and Samantha Greene finished 6th. Taylor Ovington rounded out the scoring with a 7th place finish in the high jump.  It was a great day all around for the team.  The team will travel to Holly for the League Championship on Wednesday.
Varsity Baseball Splits at Clarkston Nathan Manuel Memorial Tournament
The Varsity Baseball team played two games in the Clarkston Nathan Manuel Memorial Tournament on Saturday and won the first game vs. Cranbrook 12-5, however, dropped the second to Clarkston 2-6. As a result of the second loss, they did not advance to the championship game.
In the first game, Jake Marshall started on the mound for the Eagles and pitched a complete game victory in Linden’s 12-5 victory. Marshall allowed 13 hits, walked 2, struck out 2 and allowed 5 earned runs. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Trent Marks, Mitchell Ryan and Cameron Cook who all had 3 hits. Also picking up 2 hits were Austin Buerkel and Mitch Juhl. Getting one hit a piece were Jacob Dunleavy and Bryce Benedict. Mitch Juhl scored 3 runs, while Mitchell Ryan, Brady Sarkon scored 2. Also scoring 1 run a piece was Travis Rinks, Cameron Cook, Marshael Ryan, Jacob Dunleavy and Bryce Benedict. Having a big day in the RBI’s was Cameron Cook who batted in 4 RBI’s in the game.  Also batting in two runs was Mitchell Ryan while Austin Buerkel, Trent Marks, Mitch Juhl, Marshael Ryan and Bryce Benedict each batting in one.  Overall the Eagles out hit Cranbrook 15 to 13 in the contest. Zero errors were commited in the contest by either team.
In the second game, Randy Moore started on the mound and pitched 1/3 of an inning and picked up the loss. Moore allowed 0 hits, walked 3, hit one batter and was charged with 4 earned runs. Relieving Moore was Tim Sines. Sines pitched the remainder of the game, going 5 2/3 innings and allowed 6 hits, walked 6, struck out 3 and allowed 1 earned run. Offensively the Eagles only managed 1 hit in the contest by Mitch Juhl. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Trent Marks and Jacob Klocek. Mitch Juhl picked up the lone RBI in the contest. Overall, Clarkston outhit the Eagles 6 to 1.
JV Baseball Sweeps Bendle
The JV Baseball team continued it's winning ways with a doubleheader sweep over visiting Bendle on Thursday.

Game 1 saw 10 different Eagles belt out a total of 13 hits. Jack Eck, Parker Luchenbill, and Ronnie Gipson each had 2 hits.  Eck had a double and 4 rbi included in his hits.  Gaining single hits in the game were Jake Marshall, Travis Petts, Kyle Kaluza, Trey Link, Hunter Jacobson, Nick Rossow, and Conor Faught.  Kevin Bates pitched the first 5 innings, allowing zero runs, just 1 hit, and striking out 12 Bendle hitters. Conor Faught pitched the last 2 innings and tallied 3 strikeouts.

Game 2 saw the bats stay hot as 10 Linden hitters had 12 hits in the 5 inning game. 6 of the Eagles hits were for extra bases.  Logan Steiert and Jake Marshall (double) each had two hits.  Nick Rossow (double), Hunter Jacobson (triple), Travis Petts (triple), Chase Coleman (double), Kevin Bates (home run), Jay Howard, Kyle Kaluza, and Bailey Davis all had 1 hit for the Eagles.  Trey Link and Bailey Davis combined on the mound to strike out 10 Bendle hitters in the game.

The Eagles' record is now 18-1-1 for the season.
Softball Double Sweeps
Linden varsity softball took both games Wednesday against Bendle for their 12th straight victory. The 1st game 10 to 0. Molly Sherman struck out 11 in earning the shutout win.  She also had 3 singles. Savannah Weaver hit 3 doubles, Maija Satkowiak had 3 hits. The 2nd game score was 11 to 6. Molly Sherman struck out 13. Makayla Cavanaugh had 3 hits, Maija Satkowiak had 4 hits, and Savannah Weaver hit a homerun.

For the JV team, in game one the Eagles held Holly to only three runs. Alexa Marsh went the distance on the mound striking out 4. Rhiannon Morse went three for three with two in the park home runs. Neuville, Klavitter, and Churches each crossed the plate twice to help add to the score.  
In game two the duo, Molly Churches and Alexa Marsh, worked hard to recorded four more strikeouts on the night holding Holly to only three runs again.  Rhiannon Morse went three for three again and scored two more in the park home runs.  Cayla Wierenga came up big at the plate as did Chandler Allen helping secure the win for the Eagles. 
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Bendle

The Linden Varsity Baseball team hosted visiting Bendle on Wednesday and swept two mercy games by identical scores of 10-0 in both games.

In the first game, Austin Buerkel started on the mound and pitched a complete game 5 inning mercy victory.  Buerkel allowed 3 hits, walked 2, struck out 3 and allowed zero runs in his shut out victory.  Offensively the Eagles were lead by Brady Sarkon and Jacob Klocek who each had 2 hits.  Also getting a hit in the game were Buerkel, Marks, Cook and Rinks.  Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Cook with 2, while Buerkel, Marks, Juhl, Mitchell Ryan, Rinks, Klocek, Churches and Benedict tallied one.  Getting the RBI’s for the Eagles were Marks with 2, while Buerkel, Sarkon, Cook, Rinks and Churches each had one.  Overall the Eagles outhit the Tigers 8 to 3 in the contest.

In the second game, Marshael Ryan started on the mound and pitched 4 innings, picking up the win.  Ryan allowed 3 hits, walked 1, struck out 3 and allowed zero runs. Relieving Ryan was Hunter Luchenbill who pitched the 5th & 6th innings.  Luchenbill allowed 2 hits, walked 1, struck out 2 and did not allow a run.  Offensively the Eagles were lead by Mitchell Ryan with 2 hits.  Also chipping in with a hit a piece was Buerkel, Marks, Sarkon, Benedict, Dunleavy and Luchenbill.  Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Marks and Dunleavy with 2, while Buerkel, Juhl, Sarkon, Marshael Ryan, Benedict and Luchenbill each scored one.  Getting the RBI’s for the Eagles were Austin Buerkel with 3, while Hunter Luchenbill had 2 and Marks, Juhl, Mitchell Ryan each had one.  The Eagles outhit the Tigers 8 to 5 in the contest.

The two wins raise the Eagles record to 17-8 on the season.

Eagles Softball on Fire!
The LInden softball team won both games Monday against Lapeer West to extend their win streak to 9 in a row!!  Molly Sherman stuck out 7 battters in the first game to get the win for the Eagles 8-2.  Tori Davis had 2 doubles and a single to pace the offense.  Alyssa Logie hit a triple and a single.
In the nightcap, the Eagles fell behind by three runs in the first inning before coming back with 5 in the 2nd by a pair of 2 run homers by Molly Sherman and Alyssa Logie.  Sydney Jacques singled and eventually scored on a ground out.  Along with her homerun, Logie hit a double and had 2 singles.  Tori Davis added 2 hits, 2 walks and scored 4 runs.  Sydney Jacques added a double.  The final score was 15-6. 
Boys Track at Fenton 9/10 Invite
The boys track team traveled to Fenton Saturday, May 13 for a 9/10 invitational. The team came home with 2nd place overall out of 14 teams, 12 being Division 1 (larger than Linden) and 1 other being Division 2 (same as Linden), so conisidering that really shows the quality at the younger ages Linden Boys track has coming. Leading the way was Kyle Korman winning both the Shot and Discus with Lifetime Bests in both. The only 2nd place finish on the day was Andy Roberts in the Shot Put. Scoring 3rd place was the 1600 M Relay team of Noah Sargent, Jacob Cox, Nick Melville, and Jake Brown; Andy Roberts Discus; Sargent in the Long Jump. There were lots of 4-8th place finishers so the future is looking bright!!!
Boys Track State Ranked
The boys track team is state ranked this week in the MITCA Team State Rankings. The boys entered the rankings a few weeks back at 13th and are currently ranked 15th in the state. There is only one other team in our region ranked higher, Williamston #2, so this weekend should be exciting! 
Fall 2013 Sideline Cheer Tryouts
Tryouts for Fall 2013 Football Season Sideline Cheer will be held on May 21st and 22nd from 3:00 - 6:00pm in the high school balcony.  Be sure to wear a t-shirt, shorts, athletic shoes and your hair pulled back.
**Remember, you must pick up a tryout card from the athletic office BEFORE you tryout.  We will be issueing them on Monday, May 20th.  You will need to have a current sports physical, emergency form, and athletic handbook form on file in the athletic office in order to receive a tryout card.  And, you must not have any previous obligations to the school or the athletic department.
Hope to see you there!
Soccer Teams Shut Out Brandon
The JV soccer team got things started in the right direction with a 4-0 shut out of visiting Brandon on Monday night in Cranston Stadium.  Goal one came from Saira Kohler in the first half, followed by three goals from Madison Maxheimer in the second half.  Overall, the Eagles outshot Brandon 19 to 4.

The varsity team also shut out Brandon with a 7-0 score.  Katie Wilkowski scored first off the assist from Jessie Magalski.  Sarah Ford and Samantha Thornton each found the back of the net from assists from Wilkowski. Kelsey Brecht scored the Eagles 4th goal unassisted and Magalski scored from Ford to end the first half at 5-0. Ford scored early in the second half from a Karrah Varner corner and Brecht scored the final goal unassisted.

 
Varsity Baseball Splits with Lapeer West
The Varsity baseball team traveled to Lapeer West on Monday and split, losing game one 3 to 7, but bouncing back and winning game two 10 to 3.
In the first game, Bryce Benedict started on the mound and went 5 1/3 innings getting the loss on the mound. Benedict allowed 7 hits, walked 2, struck out 3 and allowed 4 earned runs. Relieving Benedict was Austin Buerkel who pitched the remainder of the game (2/3 of an inning). Buerkel allowed 3 hits, walked zero and struck out 1. The Eagles lost a 3 to 1 lead entering the bottom of the 6th inning to the Panthers who eventually blew it open scoring 6 in the inning . The Eagles only managed 3 hits in the contest, one each by Austin Buerkel, Cameron Cook and Jacob Dunleavy. The runs were scored by Trent Marks, Mitchell Ryan and Jacob Dunleavy. Getting the RBI’s for the Eagles was Jacob Dunleavy with 2. Overall the Eagles were outhit by the Panthers 3 to 10 in the contest.
In the second game, Mitchell Ryan started on the mound and pitched a solid complete game victory. Ryan allowed 5 hits, walked 1, struck out 10 and allowed 0 earned runs in Linden’s 10-3 victory. Ryan was in command the entire game keeping Panther hitters off balance the entire game. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Trent Marks who tallied 3 hits on the day. Also adding two hits were Mitchell Ryan and Brady Sarkon. Picking up a hit a piece were Austin Buerkel, Marshael Ryan and Bryce Benedict. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Trent Marks and Mitch Juhl with 3, while Bryce Benedict scored twice. Also scoring one run was Austin Buerkel and Mitchell Ryan. Picking up the RBI’s for the Eagles were Mitchell Ryan with 3, while Trent Marks and Marshael Ryan had 2. Also batting in one run was Austin Buerkel and Brady Sarkon. Overall the Eagles outhit the Panthers 10 to 5 in the contest.
The Eagles record currently stands at 15–8 overall and 8–6 in league play.
JV Baseball Ties and Beats Lapeer West
The JV Baseball team tied Lapeer West in game 1 of their doubleheader, before defeating West in game 2.

Game 1 was a well played game by both teams. The score was tied 2-2 after 7 innings, so by rule 1 extra inning would be played. Each team scored a run in their half, resulting in the 3-3 tie.
Bailey Davis and Jake Marshall (double) each had 2 hits.
Kevin Bates, Travis Petts, Tim Sines, Jay Howard, and Trevor Banasiak (double) each had 1 hit for Linden.

Tim Sines pitched all 8 innings for Linden, allowing 7 hits and striking out 9.

Game 2 saw the Linden bats come to life and win easily, 7-1.
Jake Marshall and Travis Petts each had 2 hits including a double for each. Nick Rossow, Ben Baker, and Kyle Kaluza each had 1 hit in the game for Linden.

Jake Marshall pitched the entire 5 inning game and allowed just 4 hits while striking out 5 batters.


The team's record is now a stellar 16-1-1 for the season.
Varsity Baseball Splits in Wood Bat tournament
The Varsity baseball team split a pair of games in the Wood Bat Tournament, losing game one to Flint Powers 4 to 7 and winning game two to Montrose 4 to 3.   
In game one, Marshael Ryan started on the mound versus Flint Powers and picked up the loss. Ryan went 4 2/3 innings, allowed 6 hits, struck out 4, waked 4 and allowed 5 earned runs. Ryan was relieved by Jacob Marshall who finished the game, throwing the remainding 2 1/3 innings. Marshall did now allow a hit, struck out 2, walked zero and did not allow an earned run. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel, Brady Sarkon and Jacob Dunleavy who all had 2 hits a piece. Also getting a hit were Trent Marks, Mitchell Ryan and Cameron Cook.   Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Marks, Mitchell Ryan, Sarkon and Cook. Batting in the runs was Buerkel with two, while Juhl and Dunleavy each had one RBI. The Eagles dropped the game 4 to 7, despite out hitting the Chargers 9 to 6.
In game two, Jacob Dunleavy started against Montrose and got the win. Dunleavy threw 6 2/3 innings, allowed 6 hits, struck out 2, walked 4 and allowed 3 earned runs. Bryce Benedict came in to pitch the last out, picking up the save in 3 pitches, striking out the last batter of the game with the bases loaded to secure the 4-3 win. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Trent Marks & Brady Sarkon who each has 2 hits a piece. Also picking up a hit in the contest were Austin Buerkel, Mitch Juhl and Mitchell Ryan. Scoring the runs for the Eagles was Benedict with 2, while Buerkel and Marks each scored a run a piece. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Marks, Marshael Ryan and Jacob Dunleavy. Overall the Eagles outhit Montrose 7 to 6.
Haslett Invite
The varsity golf team came in 7th at the Haslett Invitational with a team score of 328 at Forest Acres East.  Alec Bond led the Eagles with a score of 79, followed by scoring from Dylan Elmer with a 80; Zach Sutika with an 83 and Devon Cota with 86.  The team will be back in Metro action on Monday with match at Metamora against Lapeer East. 
Boys Track Finishes 2nd at Williamston Invite
 Boys track brought home lots of points and lots of medals to go along with their 2nd place at the Williamston Invitational. Leading the way were the two meet champions Kyle Susalla, besting the field in the 400 M Dash, and Connor O'Connell in the Pole Vault. Linden scored 2nd place in the following: 3200 M Relay (Graham Elliott, Dave Doyle, Andy Bennett, Blake Bloomfield), 800 M Relay (Aaron Kersten, Taylor Anderson, Connor O'Connell, Ted Parcher), 400 M Relay (Cody Grandy, Anderson, O'Connell, Parcher), 1600 M Relay (Susalla, John Gossett, Garrett Beaudry, Bloomfield), 3200 M Run Roger Phillips, Pole Vault Justin McKenzie, & 100 M Dash Parcher. Scoring 3rd place finishes were: 200 M Dash Parcher & 1600 M Run Elliott. The team is off all week until next Saturday when we return to Williamston for Regionals.
Varsity Softball Wins Mt. Morris Tournament
The Linden Varsity softball team won the Mt. Morris tournament on Saturday, May 11th. Linden played Millington the first game winning by the score of 7 to 5. Bri Senter had 3 hits, one being a homerun. Savannah Weaver also hit a solo homerun. Molly Sherman struck out 7--  getting the win. Linden beat Southwestern in the 2nd game 14 to 4. Alexa Marsh recorded her first varsity win striking out 3. Reagan Benge hit a double and scored 2 runs. Linden played Sault Ste.Marie in the finals. Molly Sherman struck out 7,  getting the 9 to 0 shutout win. Molly also had 4 hits driving in 6 runs. Bri Senter added a triple and  a single. Maija Satkowiak hit a double, 2 singles,  drew a base on balls and scored 4 runs. Savannah Weaver hit 2 singles and scored 3 runs in the victory.  
Girls track finishes third at Williamston Invite
The girls track team ran very well at Williamston finishing third. Niki Sargent won the shot put with a new meet record throwing 43' 7.5" she also placed third in the discus setting a new freshman record of 99'. Rebecca McDonald won the 100 meter hurdles and placed second in the long jump. Alexis Brand tied her lifetime best in the pole vault placing third. Sydney Elmer placed 4th in the 3200 meter and Samantha Greene also finished 4th in the 200 meter dash.  Finishing 5th were Courtney Davis in the 3200 meter and Aleighsha Engisch in the 800 meter. Kayla Brisco placed 6th in the discus. Overall is was a fantastic day. The team is now off until the regional meet next Saturday back at Williamston.
JV Baseball 1-1 at Clarkston Tournament
The JV Baseball team played in the Clarkston JV Tournament on Saturday and defeated Holly 3-1 before losing to Country Day 8-4.
In game one the Eagles only managed 3 hits. Bailey Davis and Jay Howard each had singles while Conor Faught had an rbi double. Bailey Davis pitched the complete game for the victory, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 11 Holly batters.
Game two saw the Eagles lose their first game of the season to Detroit Country Day. A horrendous first inning doomed the team from the start. A combination of walks, hit batters, and errors gave Country Day a 5-0 lead right away and Linden could not fight all the way back. Linden also stranded 11 runners on base during the 6 inning game. Linden also out hit Country Day 10-5 for the game, but couldn't get the key hits. Leading the way for Linden was Bailey Davis with 3 hits. Tallying 2 hits each were Logan Steiert, Travis Petts, and Kevin Bates. Chase Coleman also had a hit to round out the offense. Kevin Bates and Tim Sines combined on the mound for Linden, allowing just the 5 hits and striking out 10 Country Day batters.
Linden JV is now 15-1 on the season.
Golfers Defeat Brandon
The varsity golf team defeated Brandon last evening 165-172 at Spring Meadows.  Alec Bond fired a two under par 34 to lead the Eagles and earn match medalist honors.  Alec's carded 4 birdies and 2 bogies on his spectacular round.  Rounding out the scoring for Linden were Zach Sutika with a 43 and Dylan Elmer and Devon Cota with a pair of 44's.
The JV Eagles also were victorious against Brandon in a JV match held at The Jewell.  Jake Stubbs was the medalist for Linden with a 45, followed by Trevor Sundrla with 46; Tony Mastin with 50; and Josh Rakay with 51.
 
Varsity Softball Sweeps Holly
The Linden Varsity softball team swept Holly Thursday 11-1.  The first game, Molly Sherman struck out 12 getting the win. Alyssa Warren had 2 hits and scored 2 runs.   Jordan Musson Had a hit and scored twice. Molly Sherman also pitched the 2nd game striking out 9 in the 15-1 victory. Reagan Benge had 3 hits and scored 2 runs. Savannah Weaver hit a single, double, and a triple. 
Varsity Baseball Swept by Holly
The Varsity Baseball team hosted visiting Holly and got swept by scores of 9 to 6 and 3 to 1. Both games Linden did not play solid, as they surrendered 5 unearned runs in the 1st game while walking 8 Holly batters and committing 7 errors. In the second game, Linden only managed 2 hits in the shortened 5 inning game due to darkness and walked 4 Holly batters.

In the first game, Bryce Benedict started the game on the mound and went 4 innings and got a no decision. Benedict allowed only 2 hits, however, walked 5 and struck out 4, allowing 1 earned run. Mitch Ryan relieved Benedict in the 5th inning and pitched the remainder of the game, getting the loss on the mound. Ryan allowed 7 hits, walked 3, struck out 2 and allowed 4 earned runs. Offensively, the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel and Mitch Juhl who both had 2 hits. Also getting a hit in the game were Brady Sarkon, Cameron Cook and Bryce Benedict. Scoring one run a piece for the Eagles were Buerkel, Juhl, Marshael Ryan, Mitchell Ryan, Cook and Jacob Klocek. The RBI’s were tallied by Sarkon (2), while Buerkel, Marshael Ryan, Cook and Benedict each had one. Overall the Eagles were outhit by Holly 9 to 7 in the contest.

In the second game, Austin Buerkel started on the mound and got the loss. Buerkel allowed  4 hits, walked 4, struck out 5 and allowed 3 earned runs.  Offensively the Eagles only managed 2 hits, one each by Mitch Juhl and Hunter Luchenbill. The lone run was scored by Travis Hull, while the lone RBI was tallied by Austin Buerkel. Overall the Eagles were outhit by Holly 4 to 2 in the contest.

NOTE: The second game held Austin Buerkel to zero hits for the first time this season, ending his 18 game hitting streak from the beginning of the season.
JV Baseball Sweeps Holly
The JV Baseball team traveled to Holly on Thursday night and swept the Broncos by the scores of 9-3 and 12-9.
In game one, Bailey Davis, Jake Marshall (double), and Jay Howard each had 2 hits. Chase Coleman also chipped in with 1 hit (double).

Travis Petts pitched the complete game, allowing just 4 hits while striking out 8.

Linden needed an extra inning to pull out the victory in game 2, scoring 4 runs in the 6th inning.
Jake Marshall led the hit attack with 3 hits including a double. Conor Faught had 2 hits in the game. Getting single hits in the game were Logan Steiert, Travis Petts, and Jay Howard.

Trey Link, Tim Sines, Jake Marshall, and Bailey Davis combined on the mound to get the win. They allowed just 3 Holly hits while striking out 5 batters.

The Eagles are now 14-0 on the season!!!
Girls track beats Clio and Lapeer East
The girls track team completed the dual meet portion of the season by beating Clio 110-21 and Lapeer East 84-52.  Sydney Elmer led the way by winning the 1600 and 3200 and also ran a leg of the winning 4 x 800 relay. Rebecca Mcdonald ran a lifetime best in the 100 meter hurdles winning with a time of 15.81 and Niki Sargent won the shot put with a throw of 38'10".  All three were undefeated in Metro league meets in their events.Other winners were Aleighsha Engisch in the 800 meters, Samantha Greene in the 200 meter dash, and Kayla Briscoe in the discus. The Eagles also won the 4 x100 relay with Kinleigh Jaenig, Alexis Brandt, Alexandria Crane and Miranda Greene. The 4 x 200 relay team of Brandt, McDonald, Jordin Gunderson and Miranda Greene were also victorious. The team will travel to Williamston and freshman and sophomores will compete at Fenton on Saturday
JV Softball Games Rescheduled
The JV softball games scheduled for today vs. Holly have been rescheduled to Wednesday May 15.   
Boys Track Wins Both
Track and Field traveled to Lapeer East for a meet with the host and Clio Wednesday evening. The boys came home victorious in both duals, beating East by a score of 108-29 and Clio 99-38. Scoring 1st place overall in both meets were: 3200 M Relay team of Zack Lemieux, Graham Elliott, Dave Doyle, & Andy Bennett; 800 M Relay team of Cody Grandy, Garrett Beaudry, Taylor Anderson, & Ted Parcher; 400 M Relay team of Grandy, Connor O'Connell, Anderson, & Parcher; 1600 M Relay team of Aaron Kersten, Kyle Susalla, Beaudry, & Blake Bloomfield; 110 M High Hurdles Grandy; 100 M Dash Parcher; 1600 M Run Roger Phillips; 300 M Hurdles Kersten; 800 M Run Elliott; 200 M Dash Parcher; Pole Vault Justin McKenzie; Discus Alex Kissel. The Boys finish the dual portion of the season with a record of 7-1. This Saturday the Varsity will travel to Wiliamston and the 9/10 grade athletes will travel to Fenton.
Genesee Co Golf Invite
The golf team finished 11th from a field of 19 teams with a team score of 349 at the Genesee County Invitational held at Sugarbush Golf Course on Tuesday.  Leading the way for the Eagles was Zach Sutika with an 82 (who finished in 19th overall), Alec Bond with 84 (26th); Devon Cota 90 (50th) and Nolan McDonald 93 (59th).  The Eagles will return to Metro action on Thursday with a home match vs Brandon.
Varsity Baseball splits with Clio
The Varsity Baseball team traveled to Clio and split, winning game one 6-1, while dropping the night cap 2-8.
In the First game, Bryce Benedict pitched a complete game victory on the mound. Benedict was strong allowing only 3 hits in seven innings, walking 4, striking out 9 and allowing zero earned runs. The lone Mustang run was scored as an unearned run in the 7th inning. Offensively, the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel, Mitch Juhl, Brady Sarkon and Cameron Cook who all had 2 hits. Also getting a hit a piece were Marshael Ryan and Travis Rinks. Scoring two runs for the Eagles was Mitchell Ryan, while Buerkel, Juhl, Marshael Ryan and Cook all scored one. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Marshael Ryan, Mitchell Ryan, Sarkon, Cook, Klocek and Rinks with one a piece. Overall the Eagles outhit Clio 10 to 3 in the contest.
In the second game, Mitchell Ryan pitched and got the loss. Ryan allowed 9 hits, walked 2, struck out 5 and allowed 7 earned runs. Offensively the eagles were only held to 3 hits, one each by Austin Buerkel, Mitchell Ryan and Cameron Cook. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Klocek and Juhl while Mitchell Ryan had the only RBI’s in the game as he had 2. Overall the Eagles were outhit by Clio 9 to 3.
Varsity Softball Sweeps Clio
Linden Varsity Softball swept Clio on Monday . Molly Sherman struck out 13 in the the 1st game, getting the 4 to 0 win.  This was her 3rd strait shutout victory. Bri Senter and Makayla Cavanaugh had 2 hits each.  Linden won the 2nd game 11 to 2.   Molly Sherman struck out 8.  Offensively, she had a 4 hit game. Maija Satkowiak hit a double and 2 singles.  Savannah Weaver hit a double, 2 singles and scored  3 runs.  

Click here to read a great story from mLive on the team.
JV Baseball Sweeps Clio


The JV Baseball team stayed undefeated with a sweep of visiting Clio on Monday.
Linden won the first game 8-1. Kevin Bates and Logan Steiert each had 2 hits in the game. Others belting out hits in the game were Trevor Banasiak, Bailey Davis, Jake Marshall, Hay Howard, and Ben Baker. Bates, Howard, and Steiert each had 2 rbi. Davis had the other rbi.  Tim Sines went the distance on the mound allowing just 7 hits while striking out 8 Clio batters.
Linden won game 2 by the score of 2-1 in walk-off fashion.  Clio held a 1 run lead throughout the game until the 4th inning when Bailey Davis walked, stole second, stole third, then scored as Jake Marshall was picked off and in a rundown. In the 5th and final inning, Travis Petts led off with a double to left center field. Petts advanced to third on a groundout by Jay Howard. Chase Coleman flied out to center field and it was deep enough for Petts to tag up and score the winning run. Bates and Petts had the only hits for Linden in the game, but it was enough.
Jake Marshall pitched the entire game, allowing just 3 hits while striking out 7 batters.
The JV Baseball team is now 12-0 on the season.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Five LHS athletes have been named as the State Bank Athletes of the Week over the past two weeks of this spring sports season.  Connor O'Connell and Rebecca McDonald were each named for their efforts on the track last week.  Connor broke a 25 year old school record in the pole vault with an effort of 13'8" and became the MSU Spartan Invitational champion.  Rebecca won the long jump with a jump of 15'61/2" and also won the 300 meter hurdles in 51.1 seconds.  She became the fourth all-time long jumper in LHS history.
This week, Katie Wilkowski, Justin McKenzie and Austin Buerkel were named as winners.

 Katie, a freshman, scored eight goals and had four assists on the soccer field for the Eagles in 5 games this week.

 Justin, a junior, had a series of terrific efforts in the pole vault winning a dual vs. West and Fenton at 12'6", duals vs. Holly and Brandon on Monday at 13'3", and took 3rd place at 13' in the Stockbridge Invite.
 Austin, a sophomore, had 10 hits last week, scored 8 runs, had 4 RBI's and 7 stolen bases with a week average of .526 for the 12-3 baseball team. Austin was also the winning pitcher with a 5 inning complete game vs. Corunna.  Congratulations to all our Eagles!
Boys Track 4th out of 14 teams at Stockbridge Invite
The track and field team traveled to Stockbridge Friday night and finished in 4th place. Leading the scoring for Lidnen was The 400 and 800 M Relay teams of Cody Grandy, Connor O'Connell, Taylor Anderson, and Austin Buerkel finishing in 2nd place in both. Cody Grandy was 2nd in the 110 M High Hurdles. The 3200 M Relay team of Zach Lemieux, Graham Elliott, Kyle Susalla, & Dave Doyle finished 3rd overall. Justin McKenzie was 3rd in Pole Vault with a vault of 13'. The only first place finish on the night came from the freshman only 1600 M Relay team of Noah Sargent, Jacob Brown, Nolan Hill, & Jacob Cox. The teams travel to Lapeer East for a big meet Wednesday with the host and Clio.
JV Baseball Stays Unbeaten
The JV Baseball team swept visiting Lake Fenton on Saturday by the scores of 7-4 and 14-13.

Game 1 saw Jay Howard collect 2 hits and rbi. Also getting hits for Linden were Bailey Davis, Ben Baker, and Logan Steiert.

Trey Link got the win on the mound, pitching 6&1/3 innings and allowing only 4 hits while striking out 13 Lake Fenton batters.


Game 2 was a sloppy come-from-behind victory for the Eagles. Linden committed 7 errors in the game, giving Lake Fenton a huge lead early. After 1 & 1/2 innings the Eagles were behind 10-1.
Linden fought back to tie the game after 4 innings, but allowed 3 runs to Lake Fenton in the top of the 5th. A furious rally in the bottom of the fifth plated 4 runs for Linden and provided for a thrilling victory.
Jake Marshall had 3 hits and 2 rbi in the game. Jay Howard and Trey Link each had 2 hits and 2 rbi. Also getting hits for Linden in the game were Bailey Davis, Ronnie Gipson, and Kyle Kaluza.

Nick Rossow, Conor Faught, and Tim Sines combined on the mound.
Sines got the victory in relief.

The Eagles are now 10-0 for the season!!!
Eagles Do Well At Charlotte
Linden Varsity softball went 2 and 1 in the Charlotte tournament on Saturday.  Linden beat host Charlotte in the first game 7-0. Molly Sherman pitched the shutout, allowing only one hit. Offensively,  she hit 2 doubles and a single.  Maija Satkowiak also hit 2 doubles and a single. In the second game,  Linden lost 5-2 to Lake Fenton.  Alyssa Logie pitched the complete game.  Makayla Cavanaugh had 3 hits and 2 stolen bases. In the third game,  Linden played Mason.  Molly Sherman threw her 2nd shutout of the day getting a 5 to 0 win scattering only 4 hits. Sydney Jacques hit a bases loaded double to drive in 3 runs. 
Eagles Split With Lake Fenton

The Linden Varsity Baseball team played two completely different games on Saturday vs. Lake Fenton.  Linden won the first game 12-0 which ended early due to the mercy rule after 5 innings, but fell in the second game on a close 3-4 game that went 7 innings.

In the first game, Marshael Ryan started on the mound and went the complete game 5 innings to pick up the victory 12-0 victory.  Ryan allowed only 2 hits, walked 2, struck out 7 and did not allow a run in his shutout victory.  Offensively the Eagles pounded out 11 hits in 5 innings.  Marshael Ryan also lead the charge offensively as he was 4 for 4 on the day.  Austin Buerkel was the only other Eagle with multiple hits, as Buerkel picked up 2 hits.  Also chipping in with a hit a piece was Trent Marks, Mitch Juhl, Mitchell Ryan, Cameron Cook and Jacob Klocek.  The Eagles outhit the Blue Devils 11 to 2. 

In the second game, Travis Rinks started on the mound and went the first 3 innings.  Rinks allowed 2 hits, walked zero, struck out 4 and allowed 1 earned run.  The Eagles were losing 0-1 when Rinks left the game relieved by Bryce Benedict.  Benedict pitched 2 innings, walked 1, struck out 2 and allowed 1 earned run.  Benedict gave the ball to Mitchell Ryan in the 6th inning with an Eagles 3-2 lead.  However, costly errors proved to be the difference in a 2 run 6th inning which allowed Lake Fenton to score 2 unearned runs.  Ryan walked 1, struck out 1 and allowed zero earned runs in his 2 inning outing and picked up the loss despite pitching well.  Offensively, the Eagles could not get the bats going.  The Eagles didn't manage many hits on the day as only 3 Eagles managed hits (Buerkel, Juhl & Benedict).  Buerkel was the lone Eagle with multiple hits in the game.  Overall, the Eagles were outhit by Lake Fenton 5 to 7.

Girls track finish 4th at Stockbridge Invite
The girls track team finished an exhausting week with their third meet in five days. Though tired they placed 4th at the Stockbridge Invitational. Niki Sargent led the way winning the shot put throwing 41'3". Many other athletes finished in the top three in their events including Rebecca McDonald in the long jump, Sydney Elmer in the 1600 meter, Aleighsha Engisch in the 800 meter and Miranda Greene in the 200 meter. The team will get a few days off with their next meet at Lapeer East on Wednesday
Varsity Softball Sweeps Corunna
Linden swept Corunna in a non-league doubleheader Thursday. In the first game the score was 4 to 2.  Savannah Weaver had 2 hits and scored a run. Katie Conaway had 2 hits.  Makayla Cavanugh stole 3 bases and scored 2 runs. Morgan Grantner was the winning pitcher striking out 5. In the second game,  Molly Sherman struck out 10 while giving up only 2 hits and earning a 4 to 1 win. Bri Senter had 2 hits and stole a base. Tori Davis hit 2 singles and scored a run. 
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Corunna as bats explode. The Eagles raise their record to 11-2 on the season.
The Linden Varsity Baseball team swept visiting Corunna on Thursday night. In the first game, the Eagles won by mercy after 5 innings by a score of 13 to 3 and also won the second game 17 to 6, scoring all 17 in just four innings which also ended early due to the mercy rule.
In the first game, Austin Buerkel got the victory on the mound pitching a complete game. Buerkel allowed 4 hits, struck out 4, walked four while allowing 1 earned run. Offensively the Eagles pounded out 19 hits in just 5 innings. Leading the offensive attack was Brady Sarkon with 4 hits, while Trent Marks had 3. Having 2 hits in the game were Marshael Ryan, Mitchell Ryan, Jacob Dunleavy, Jacob Klocek and Travis Rinks. Also contributing with a hit a piece was Austin Buerkel and Mitch Juhl. The Eagles also walked 4 times in the contest, 2 by Buerkel and one each by Marks & Juhl. Two runs were scored by each Buerkel, Marshael Ryan, Mitchell Ryan and  Bryce Benedict while Marks, Juhl, Sarkon, Dunleavy and Klocek each scored once. The RBI’s were lead by Mitchell Ryan with 3, while Sarkon and Rinks each had 2. Also contributing with an RBI a piece was Buerkel, Marks, Juhl, Marshael Ryan, Jacob Dunleavy and Jacob Klocek. Overall the Eagles outhit Corunna 19 to 4 in the contest.
In the second game, Jacob Dunleavy pitched a complete game, getting the win on the mound. Dunleavy allowed 9 hits, struck out 7, walked 3 and allowed 3 earned runs. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Hunter Luchenbill with 4 hits. Also contributing with 2 hits a piece were Buerkel and Mitchell Ryan. Getting one hit in the contest were Juhl, Sarkon, Cook and Benedict. The runs scored were lead by Luchenbill with 4 while Buerkel and Mitchell Ryan each scored 3 and Marshael Ryan 2. Also scoring a run a piece were Juhl, Sarkon, Cook, Hull and Benedict. Leading the Eagles in the RBI’s were Mitchell Ryan and Cook with 3 each, while Luchenbill and Sarkon each batted in 2 and Benedict 1. Travis Hull also walked 3 times in the contest. Overall the Eagles outhit Corunna 12 to 9.
JV Baseball Sweeps Corunna
The JV Baseball team traveled to Corunna on Thursday and won both games by the scores of 11-0 and 17-5.

The Eagles scored 7 runs in the top of the third inning to break the game open. Travis Petts had 3 hits to lead the Eagles. Trevor Banasiak and Nick Rossow (double) had 2 hits each. Kevin Bates, Jack Eck, and Jay Howard (triple) each had 1 hit for Linden.

Travis Petts pitched all 5 innings of the mercy-rule shortened game. He allowed just 4 hits while striking out 8.

In game 2, Linden scored 3 in the first inning, 5 in the second inning, and 3 in the third inning to put the game away. Ronnie Gipson was the hit leader with a single, double, and triple in the game. Travis Petts also had 2 hits. Getting 1 hit in the game were Bailey Davis, Jake Marshall, Ben Baker, and Parker Luchenbill.

Bailey Davis, Tim Sines, and Jake Marshall combined on the mound to allow just 4 hits and struck out 7 Corunna hitters in the game.

The runs allowed in the 3rd inning were the first allowed by Eagle pitchers in the last 21 & 2/3 innings.

The team is now 8-0 on the season.
Soccer Shuts Out Kearsley
The Varsity soccer team continues with a strong show of offense and defense in their third consecutive win and shut out over visiting Metro opponent Flint Kearsley 8-0 on Wednesday night in Cranston Stadium.   Samantha Thornton had a hat-trick including two unassisted goals to lead the attack.  Katie Wilkowski chipped in two goals off assists from Sarah Ford and Brianna Howard.  Ford, Kennedy Kunkle and Ashley Porter each had a goal and Karrah Varner and Kelsey Brecht added assists.  The Eagles had 15 shots on goal and held Kearsley to only one shot.  Linden is now 3-1 in the Metro and 4-2 overall.

Linden JV beat Kearaley last night 5-0. Linden's defense played another very strong game, only allowing Kearsley 2 shots.  Amelia Simberg scored 2 goals, and Sydney Ganger, Saira Kohler, and Hannah Whitted each scored 1 goal. Linden travels to Lapeer West next Tuesday.
Boys Track wins over Fenton and West
Linden track and field team traveled to Lapeer West Wednesday evening for some great weather and while enjoying the weather won a pair of track meets against rival Fenton and Lapeer West. Linden came home with first place finishes in 14 of the 17 events!!! Overall events winners were: 3200 M Relay Team of Zack Lemieux, Blake Bloomfield, Roger Phillips, & Dave Doyle; 110 H Cody Grandy; 100 M Dash Austin Buerkel; 800 M Relay & 400 M Relay team of Connor O'Connell, Cody Grandy, Taylor Anderson and Buerkel; 1600 M Run Graham Elliott; 400 M Dash Kyle Susalla; 300 M Hurdles & Long Jump Aaron Kersten; 200 M Dash & Pole Vault O'Connell; 1600 M Relay Team of Bloomfield, Susalla, John Gossett, and Garrett Beaudry; Shot Put Andy Roberts; Discus Andrew Kost. The team travels to Stockbridge Friday night for what should be one of the more competitive events of the season.
Girls track split meets
The girls track team beat Lapeer West and lost to Fenton on Wednesday. Winning two events for the eagles were Rebecca McDonald (100 meter hurdles and 300 meter hurdles) and Sydney Elmer (800 meter run and 1600 meter run). Tiffani Cameron was victorious for the first time in her high school career by winning the discus, Niki Sargent won the shot put and Courtney Davis won the 3200 meter run. We compete next on Friday at the Stockbridge invitational.
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Brandon
The Linden Varsity Baseball team hosted visiting Brandon and swept the series by winning both games by the same score of 5-2.
 
In game one, Bryce Benedict pitched a complete game getting the win by a score of 5 to 2.  Benedict allowed 8 hits, walked 4, struck out 8 and allowed 2 earned runs in the contest.  Offensively the Eagles were lead by Trent Marks with 2 hits.  Marks also stole 2 bases in the game and also scored 3 of the 5 runs for Linden.  Also picking up a hit a piece for the Eagles were Austin Buerkel and Marshael Ryan.  The other runs were scored by Austin Buerkel and Jacob Klocek.  The two recorded RBI's were tallied by Marshael Ryan and Mitchell Ryan.  Overall, the Eagles were outhit by Brandon 4 to 8.  The Eagles commited 1 error in the contest, while Brandon committed 3.
 
In the second game, Mitchell Ryan got the ball on the mound and pitched a complete game win by a score of 5 to 3.  Ryan allowed 11 hits, walked 2, struck out 4 and allowed 2 earned runs.  Offensively the Eagles were lead once again by Trent Marks who tallied 3 hits in the game.  Marks also stole 2 bases.  Hunter Luchenbill had two hits in the contest, while Austin Buerkel, Mitchell Ryan and Brady Sarkon all had one a piece.  Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Brady Sarkon and Bryce Benedict with 2, while Travis Hull scored the other.  Hunter Luchenbill tallied the only two RBI's for the Eagles in the contest.  Once again, despite winning the game, the Eagles were outhit by Brandon 8 to 11.  The Eagles commited 1 error in the contest, while Brandon committed 2.
Softball v. Brandon
Linden won both games of a double header with Brandon on Monday .The 1st game by the score of 6 to 4. Morgan Grantner was the winning pitcher. Bri Senter had 2 hits and scored 2 runs. Savannah Weaver had a double and a single.Linden won the second game 7 to 6 in 9 innings.  Molly Sherman got the win, striking out 6. She also hit 2 doubles; one in the top of the 9th that drove in the eventual game winning rbi. Alyssa Warren had two hits. Tori Davis hit a single and a double. 
Girls track drops two
 The girls track lost meets against league favorites Holly and Brandon Monday night.  The Eagles had some fantastic individual performances. Niki Sargent broke her own school record in the shot put with a toss of 43' 2 1/2", the second best throw in the state this year. Rebecca McDonald moved to #6 all time in the 100 meter hurdles and #9 in the 300 meter hurdles with times of 16.65 and 50.9. Sydney Elmer moved to #9 in the 800 meter run with a time of 2:29 and she also won the 1600 meter.  Alexis Brandt moved to #3 in the pole vault with a height of 8'. The team with compete against Lapeer West and Fenton on Wednesday
Soccer Gets Wins Over Clio
The varsity soccer team beat Clio 8-0 on Monday with a heavy dose of offense.  Katie Wilkowski got the scoring started for the Eagles with the first goal off the assist from Jessie Magalski and scoring the second unassisted. Jordan Holscher then scored from Magalski followed by goals from Sam Thornton from Brianna Howard; Sarah Ford from Magalski; Magalski from Kelsey Brecht; Ford from Thornton and finally Emily Huffman off the penalty kick.  The Eagles had 15 shots on goal and defensively held Clio to one shot.  Bridget Adams picks up her third shut-out in goal. 
Linden JV came out strong against Clio last night to win 8-0 in only 40 minutes due to the mercy rule. Linden's defense held the ball in Clio's end for 99% of the game never even letting them get a shot off.  Gabrielle Freeman had 3 goals for Linden, playing very composed and strong offensively. All of Linden's 8 goals were beautiful with 1 each from Saira Kohler, Sydney Ganger, Amelia Simberg, Olivia Kirk and Madison Maxheimer. Great game girls! JV plays home on Wednesday against Kearsley at 5pm.
Boys Track Splits Pair
Boys track ran in some wonderful, welcome weather Monday night in a make up from last Wednesday's snow/sleet/hail/rain/wind weather. The boys were able to beat Brandon but came up short against Holly. The loss puts the team at 3-1 in the Metro with a contest tomorrow at Lapeer West with Fenton and the host. Overall event winners were: Austin McNeil Shot Put, Justin McKenzie Pole Vault, and Cody Grandy 110 M High Hurdles. The weather is suppose to be great for tomorrow's meet at West, so hope you make the trip out to watch the Eagles run!
JV Baseball Sweeps Brandon
The JV Baseball team swept Brandon 8-0 and 6-0 in Brandon on Monday night.

The Eagles got off to a great start scoring 2 runs in the first inning and 3 runs in the second inning of game 1. Kevin Bates led the hitters with 3 hits and 2 rbi. Also getting hits for Linden in the game were Trevor Banasiak, Bailey Davis, Jake Marshall, Travis Petts, Jay Howard, and Conor Faught.
Tim Sines and Bailey Davis combined on the mound to strike out 10 Brandon hitters and allowed just 6 scattered hits.

Game 2 was a pitcher’s duel until Linden finally broke through with 3 runs in the 4th and 3 runs in the 5th inning. Trevor Banasiak had 2 hits in the game. Jake Marshall, Kevin Bates, and Travis Petts also had hits in the game.

On the mound, Kevin Bates hurled a no-hitter. He struck out 7 Brandon hitters and walked 4.


The Eagles are now 6-0 on the season
Boys Track
 Track and Field travelled to MSU Friday night for the Spartan Classic. It was the first "nice" weather meet of the season and it showed in the results. We had many season bests on the evening in many different events. Leading the way was Connor O'Connell winning the pole vault with a vault of 13'8" to set the new school record. Justin McKenzie was 2nd in the pole vault as well. Alex Kissel finished 2nd in Discus, Aaron Kersten finished 4th in the 300 m Hurdles with a lifetime best 41.78, and the 400 M Relay team of O'Connell, Kersten, Cody Grandy, and Jacob Cox finished 6th. The team finished in 8th place overall. The track teams host Holly and Brandon Monday, April 29 and the weather looks to be even better. Hope to see you there!!!
Golfer 5th at Byron Invite
Devon Cota led the Eagles with a 5 over par 77 at the Byron Invitational at Hunter's Ridge on Friday.  Rounding out the Eagle scoring were Alec Bond (80), Dylan Elmer (82), and Trevor Sundrla (89) for a team total of 328 to take 5th overall.
Varsity Baseball Advances to Final of Greater Flint Tourney
Eagles advance to Championship game in the Greater Flint Invitational to be held on May 27 at Broome Park in Flint

The Linden Varsity Baseball team entered the Greater Flint Invitational tournament at Broome Park in Flint on Friday and had to keep winning to stay alive. The Eagles played a triple header winning all 3 games, thus moving them to the Championship game which will be held on May 27th at Broome Park in Flint. The Eagles beat Carman-Ainsworth 15-3, beat Goodrich 11-1 and completed the day by beating Flint Powers 6-5 in 11 innings which ended just before midnight.

In the First game versus Carman-Ainsworth, Jake Dunleavy pitched a solid complete game picking up the win in just 5 innings as the Eagles won by mercy by a score of 15-3. Dunleavy allowed 5 hits, walked 2, struck out 3 and gave up 3 earned runs. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel who had 4 hits in the game, including a triple and 2 doubles. Marshael Ryan also had a big day at the plate as he tallied 3 hits including 2 doubles. Mitch Juhl contributed with 2 hits, including his 2nd homerun of the season over the left field fence in the 3rd inning. Getting one hit a piece were Mitchell Ryan, Cameron Cook, Jacob Klocek & Travis Rinks. The runs were scored by Austin Buerkel (4), Mitch Juhl (3), Cameron Cook (2), Travis Rinks (2) as Trent Marks, Marshael Ryan, Bryce Benedict and Jacob Klocek all scored 1 run a piece. The RBI's were batted in by Marshael Ryan (4), Austin Buerkel (3), Mitch Juhl (3), Jacob Klocek (2) while Trent Marks, Mitchell Ryan and Cameron Cook all batted in one a piece. The Eagles outhit the Cavaliers 13 to 5 in the contest.

In the second game, the Eagles faced the Martians from Goodrich and Mitchell Ryan toed the mound. Ryan pitched a complete 6 inning game which again ended early due to the mercy rule as Linden beat Goodrich 11-1 in the 6th inning. The Eagles walked off the field in the 6th as they posted a 10 run advantage before an out was recorded in the 6th inning while the Eagles were still batting. In the 6 innings pitched, Ryan allowed 5 hits, walked 1, struck out 6 while not allowing an earned run. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Travis Hull with 3 hits, while Austin Buerkel, Mitch Juhl, Marshael Ryan and Brady Sarkon all had 2 hits a piece. Also getting a hit in the contest were Trent Marks and Mitchell Ryan. Four Eagles scored 2 runs (Juhl, Marshael Ryan, Mitchell Ryan, Travis Hull) while Buerkel, Marks and Benedict all reached the plate once. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Hull and Sarkon with 3, while Marshael & Mitchell Ryan batted in 2. Also contributing with one RBI was Trent Marks. The Eagles outhit the Martians 13 to 5 in the contest.

In the third and final game of the evening versus Flint Powers, the Eagles battled tough despite pitching challenges as the Eagles concluded the week playing their 7th game of the week. The Eagles won the game 6-5 in 11 innings in walk-off fashion. Getting the start on the mound was Jake Marshall who pitched the first 3 innings of the game. Marshall allowed 5 hits, walked zero, struck out 3 while allowing 2 earned runs. Relieving Marshall was Travis Rinks who pitched the next 4 innings shutting down Powers. Rinks allowed only 2 hits, walked zero, struck out 3 while not allowing an earned run in innings 4-7. The Eagles were winning 4-2 in the top of the 7th with 2 outs and a Powers runner reached first base on an infield error. Powers then delivered a clutch 2 out HR off of Rinks to tie the game which eventually sent it to extra innings. Pitching the 8th and 9th innings was Bryce Benedict who also held Powers in check. Benedict did not allow a hit, walked 3, struck out 2 and kept Powers scoreless. In the 10th inning Austin Buerkel took the ball and quickly got the first two outs of the inning. Powers then mounted a rally while Buerkel gave up 2 singles, including a blooper which fell behind first base which scored the go ahead run in the top of the 10th. Buerkel allowed 3 hits in the inning, walked 1, struck out 1 and allowed 1 earned run. Finishing the game for the Eagles on the mound was Marshael Ryan, who earned the victory on the hill. Marshael Ryan gave up 1 hit, walked zero, struck out zero and did not allow a run. In heroic fashion the Eagles tied the game after Powers scored in the 10th on key hits by Travis Hull and Brady Sarkon once again sending the game to the 11th. The game was finally decided just before midnight as the Eagles scored the walk-off run in the bottom of the 11th inning. In the 11th, the Eagles Mitch Juhl reached 2nd based on a dropped fly ball in left field and eventually scored on an error by the 3rd baseman on a play at first base. Juhl rounded the bag and scored as the 1st baseman could not catch the errant throw from 3rd base. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Mitch Juhl, Bryce Benedict and Brady Sarkon with 2 hits a piece, while Austin Buerkel, Trent Marks, Mitchell Ryan and Travis Hull all had one hit a piece. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Trent Marks (2), Mitch Juhl (2), Austin Buerkel (1) and Travis Hull (1). Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Mitch Juhl with 2. Overall the Eagles were outhit by the Chargers 10-11 in the contest.

Connor O'Connell breaks school record!
 Connor O'Connell broke the 24 year old pole vault record Saturday at the MSU Spartan Invitational. His vault of 13'8 inches not only set the school record but won the event. Congratulations Connor.
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Kearsley
     The Linden Varsity Baseball team did not let the weather interfer with a sweep of visiting Kearsley by winning both games in heroric walk-off fashion.  The Eagles won 2-1 in the bottom of the 8th in the first game, while obtaining the sweep in the 2nd game by scoring the game winner in the bottom of the seventh by a score of 4-3. 
     In game one, Bryce Benedict pitched well getting the win by a score of 2-1.  Benedict allowed 7 hits, walked 1, struck out 5 and gave up only 1 earned run.  Offensively the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel and Trent Marks who had 2 hits.  Mitchell Ryan, Marshael Ryan, Travis Hull and Cameron Cook also chipped in with one hit a piece.  Cook tallied the game winning RBI in the bottom of the 8th inning with a sharp single to right field scoring Marshael Ryan from 2nd.  Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Hunter Luchenbill and Marshael Ryan, while the RBI's were tallied by Mitch Juhl and Cameron Cook.  The Eagles also played solid defense not committing an error in the contest.  The Eagles outhit the Hornets 8 to 7 in a close well played game.
     In the second game Austin Buerkel went the distance on the mound getting the win, pitching a solid 7 innings.  Buerkel did not walk a batter, struck out 3 and allowed zero earned runs in the contest.  Offensively, the Eagles were lead by Mitchell Ryan who tallied 3 hits on the day, including the walk-off single in the bottom of the 7th to drive in Buerkel from 3rd base.  Austin Buerkel and Trent Marks also had 2 hits in the contest, while Mitch Juhl, Marshael Ryan, Cameron Cook and Bryce Benedict all had 1 hit a piece.  Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Austin Buerkel (2), Marshael Ryan (1) and Bryce Benedict (1).  Marks, Mitchell Ryan & Juhl all had one RBI a piece.  The Eagles outhit the hornets 11 to 4 in the contest.
JV and Varsity Soccer Over Holly
     The varsity soccer team sparked up their offense for an impressive 6-0 win over visiting Metro opponent Holly last evening at Claude Cranston Stadium.  Jessie Magalski got things started with an early goal off the assist from Katie Wilkowski.  Shortly after, Wilkowski scored from Magalski to put the Eagles up by two.  Magalski and Samantha Thornton scored consecutive unassisted goals to begin the second half.  Sarah Ford assisted Katie Wilkowski for goal five and Thornton scored the final goal unassisted.  On the evening, the Eagles took 16 shots with 12 on goal.  Defensively, the Eagles were equally as strong only allowing two shots by Holly with goalie Bridget Adams making one save in the shut-out.
    The Linden JV girls played an outstanding game last night beating Holly 4-0. Linden dominated Holly with the defense only allowing 1 shot and the offense attacking Holly's goal all game. Madison Maxheimer had 2 goals, Gabrielle Freeman and Amelia Simberg 1 each.  Audrey Bakos had 2 assists, as well as Sydney Ganger and Olivia Kirk with an assist each. 
Softball Sweeps Kearsley
Linden Softball won both games last night against Kearsley. Morgan Grantner pitched the 3 to 0 shutout to get the win. Bri Senter singled and scored.  Savannah Weaver doubled and scored a run. The score of the second game was 13 to 5. Molly Sherman got the win and added 2 singles. Bri Senter hit 2 doubles.  Maija Satkowiak also hit 2 doubles. Sydney Jacques singled twice. Savannah Weaver hit a grand slam that  broke a 4 to 4 tie in the 4th inning.  She  also had a triple and single in the victory.  
13-14 Sport Physicals
Physiotherapy Associates and Parkway Family Medicine will be sponsoring sport physicals for Linden students in grades 7-12 on Wednesday May 15th beginning at 6pm.  These physicals can be used for all school sports in the 2013-14 athletic season and all procees will stay in our own athletic department.  The cost is $20 per student with reduced pricing available to those receiving free or reduced lunch.  (please contact Deb Brindle in the Food Service Department in advance for a verification letter which must be presents on the day of the physicals.)  
Students must have the following to receive a physical:
  • cash of check (payable to Linden Athletics) of $20.00
  • Consent form (can be downloaded by clicking here or picked up in the athletic office)
  • 13-14 MHSAA Physical Form (can be found by clicking here or picked up in the athletic office)
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