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Linden Athletic News
Linden Varsity Lineman Win 12th Annual Lineman Challenge
The Varsity and JV offensive and Defensive lineman traveled to Fowlerville Wednesday night for a challenge of various events. The events consisted of: Bench Press 185lb as many reps as possible, one man sled push 40 yards timed, an obstacle course, farmers carry with 135lbs on each arm around a cone 20 yards out and back timed, 5-50lb sand bags that had to be placed on top of a 40 gallon drum 20 yards away timed, 300lb-6' tire flip over 40 yards timed, and rope attached to a skid that weighed 100lbs pulled 40 yards timed. This was Linden's 4th year competing in the competition and won it last year after improving each year on the points board. All athletes complete all challenges and are competing as a "team", no one is allowed to sit out a discipline. This year the teams competing were: Howell, Okemos, Portalnd, Lansing Sexton, Fowlerville, & Stockbridge. Each event is scored 1st-8th with a 1st place scoring 8 points and last receiving 1 point. The varsity team Linden Black consisted of: Andy Roberts, Austin McNeil, Kyle Korman, Andrew Kost, Ray Ballard, and Sawyer Benge. Roberts, McNeil, Korman, and Kost were all on the winning team from a year ago (Marshael Ryan was not able to attend due to a prior committment but was also on the winning team from a year ago). The boys won 2 events, Sand Bag Carry and Rope Skid Pull; 2nd place in 1 event, Bench Press; and took 3rd place in the all of the remaining events. Overall scoring 47 points to notch the victory, beating Howell who had 43 points and Lansing Sexton who had 41 points. It was a great night of competition and bonding for the team. 

Try-Out Cards
 Try-out Cards are required for all LHS athletes interested in participating in a sport this fall.  In order to obtain a tryout card, students must submit the following to the athletic office:
  • current physical (must be dated after April 15, 2014)  click here to dowload a copy
  • signed Emergency Form  click here to download a copy
  • signed Athletic Handbook form  click here to view the handbook and here to download a form
  • students must also have turned in all equipment and fees from the previous year/season
Tryout cards may be obtained from the athletic office beginning August 6th--August 13th from 9:00am--12:00 pm and 1:00-3:00pm.  


Football Parent Meeting
Attention all level LHS football parents:  There will be a mandatory parent meeting on Tuesday July 29th @ 6:30 LHS football field.  This meeting will include the Varsity Get -A- Way and rest of season information. Please pass this along to other football parents please!  Any questions call/email/text Christie LaFontaine 
christiela4@yahoo.com or 810-397-3438
First Annual XC Alumni Race
Come join us on Saturday, August 16, for our first annual alumni race. You'll take the course against the 2014 squad and then enjoy a pancake breakfast. Men's race at 8:45, women at 9:15, and pancakes at 9:45. For further details and an entry form, click here.
Congratulations Justin McKenzie
Justin McKenzie was chosen to represent Michigan in the Midwest Meet of Champions by a panel of coaches who select the top 3 seniors in every event in Track and Field. Justin's 2014 performance was good enough to place him on the team that competes against the best of Indiana and Ohio for a "3 state" meet at Granville High School in Ohio on Saturday, June 14. Justin represented very well, as he was the meet champion with a height of 15'9" to claim 1st place overall!!! Congratulations Justin and best of luck in the future!
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Travis Petts, Bridgett Adams and Madison Page who have been named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.  
 Travis was 3 for 7 (.429) in the Regional Tournament vs. Wayland Union and DeWitt including 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Travis also played solid defense in right field and made a diving catch with 2 outs to save 2 runs.
Soccer keepers, Madison Page and Bridget Adams have shared duties throughout the season and have helped the Eagles to an undefeated Metro Season and a District Championship including 8 combined shut-outs.

Coaches of the Year
Last evening at the Flint Metro League Varsity Coaches Meeting, coaches in each varsity sport were recognized as "Coach of the Year" in each sport sponsored by the league.

Linden is proud to announce that Coach Kevin Fiebernitz was named Coach of the Year in both Boys and Girls soccer.  Coach Fiebernitz's Boys' and Girls' squads went an amazing 8-0, won Metro League Championships and District Championships during this school year. 

Cross Country Coach, Teresa Wright, was named as Coach of the Year in Girls' Cross Country for the second year in a row.  Coach Wright led her team to a Metro League Championship, District Championship, and a 4th place finish at the State Finals this season.

Baseball coach, Steve Buerkel was named Coach of the Year for the league.  The baseball skipper led his team to a co-Championship in the Metro, Championship of the Greater Flint Tournament, and a District Championship.

All coaches are selected by their coaching peers in the league for this prestigious honor.  Linden Athletics is very proud of all our Coaches of the Year!!
Athletic Booster Golf Outing
The Athletic Boosters will hold their annual golf outing on Sunday June 22 at Willowbrook Golf Course in Byron.  The event includes an 18 hole scramble with cart for a team of four, hot dogs at the turn, a Beale Street Smokehouse lunch and raffles and a silent auction.  The cost is $75 per golfer or $300 per foursome.  This event is for adults only.  Please click here to download the registration form. 
Varsity Baseball wins Regional Semi-Final, but Loses Regional Final
The Varsity Baseball game played in Regionals today at Dewitt HS and won their Regional Semi-Final game vs. Wayland Union 5-4, but dropped the Regional Final game to Dewitt 14-6.

In the Regional Semi-Final game vs. Wayland Union, Marshall Ryan started on the mound and pitched 1 inning. Ryan left the game in the bottom of the 2nd inning with Linden losing 3-1. Ryan walked 3 and gave up 3 hits. Jake Marshall relieved Ryan and picked up the win on the mound as Linden rallied, scoring once in the 3rd inning and 3 times in the 4th. Jake Marshall was solid, allowing 4 hits over 6 innings, walked zero, struck out 3 and allowed 1 earned run. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Jacob Klocek with 2 hits, while Austin Buerkel, Jake Marshall, Brady Sarkon and Travis Petts each had one hit. The runs were scored by Austin Buerkel with 2, while Jake Marshall, Jacob Klocek and Kevin Bates each scored once. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Brady Sarkon with the first 2, while Jake Marshall also batted in 2 by delivered the game timing and go ahead RBIís in the 4th inning with 2 outs and 2 strikes. The win advanced Linden into the Regional Final game following vs. Dewitt who advanced by beating Portland earlier in the day.

In the Regional Final game vs. Dewitt, Austin Buerkel started on the mound and pitched 4 1/3 innings getting the loss. Buerkel walked 1 and struck out 1. Relieving Buerkel was Tim Sines who pitched the remaining 2 2/3 innings. Sines walked 2 and struck out 2. The game was dominated by offense as Dewitt tallied 15 hits on the day, while Linden tallied 11. Entering the 4th inning, Linden lead 4-3, however, Dewitt plated 5 runs in the 4th and again scored 5 times in the 5th. After the 4th, linden only managed to score once in the 6th and one more in the 7th to conclude the scoring in a 14-6 loss. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Kevin Bates with 3 hits, while Travis Petts had 2. Also getting one hit were Jake Marshall, Brady Sarkon, Marshael Ryan, Chris Kitch, Cameron Cook and Jacob Klocek. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Jake Marshall, Marshael Ryan, Chris Kitch, Cameron Cook, Travis Petts and Jacob Klocek. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Jacob Klocek with 2, while Jake Marshall, Chris Kitch, Travis Petts and Kevin Bates each batted in one.

The Eagles conclude their season with a 23-9 record.
Baseball players receive All-District recognition
 Congratulations to the following baseball players who received All-District recognition by district coaches:
Brady Sarkon - Catcher
Austin Buerkel - Outfield
Jake Marshall - Infield
Marshael Ryan - Pitcher
Tim Sines - Pitcher

All District Academic Team:
Brady Sarkon
Marshael Ryan
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to the LHS State Bank Athletes of the Week!
Sophomore, Grace Walterhouse has been a key player for the Eagle soccer team all season.  Last week, Grace scored two game winning goals to lead Linden to a MHSAA District Championship.
    Jake Marshall, a junior, had an incredible week on the baseball diamond last week helping the Eagles capture the Greater Flint Championship, a Metro title and a District Championship.  Jake won 2 games on the mound striking out 12 players.  From the plate, Jake was 5 for 14 (.357 avg), with 3 RBI's and 3 stolen bases.
The 3200 M. relay team, consisting of Hunter Holsinger, David Doyle, Andy Bennett and Dustin Sack, took 13th place at the D2 State Track meet on Saturday taking a full 10 seconds off their best time of the season.
   Sydney Jacques, senior co-captain of the softball team, has had a steady season catching for the Eagles.  Last week, in the only game Linden played, Syd was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI's.
2013-14 Triple Threat Winners Announced
Any LHS student-athlete that participates in three sports, one per season, qualifies to win the prestigious "Triple Threat Award"  The award is symbolized by a "Tuffy Eagle" patch that can be worn on the varsity jacket of the athlete that wins the award.

This award is in it's third year and is represented by a color for the number of years the award is won.  Award winners in their first year receive a RED Tuffy, 2nd year winners receive a WHITE Tuffy, and 3rd year award winners receive a BLACK Tuffy.  

Full results for all 2013-14 award winners can be found by clicking on the Awards/Honors pull down menu and selecting LHS Triple-Threat winners.  This is a great accomplishment and a major commitment to Linden Athletics...thanks for your dedication!  Triple threat awards for underclassmen will be passed out at each team's end of the year banquet.  Graduating seniors will receive their award at the Honors Assembly on June 7th.
State Bank Nominees for Athlete of the Year
Congratulations to Linden High School's 2014 State Bank Athlete of the Year Nominees Sydney Elmer and David Doyle!
Each athlete was honored this morning for their outstanding achievements both in the classroom and on the athletic fields.  David and Sydney represented LHS in the best possible way for each of their four years of competition and will not be forgotten for their contributions.  Both are in the record books at All-State athletes in Cross Country as well as Academic All Staters.  Sydney was a three year, four sport athlete representing Linden in Cross, Basketball and Track. Sydney will attend the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor in the fall with a major in business.   David was a two sport athlete in Cross Country and Track and will study biology at Palm Beach Atlantic University in the fall.
Their coaches, parents, teachers, administration and teammates are proud of their accomplishments and wish them well in their future endeavors.

Nominees from each school are pictured above.  From left to right:  Fentons's Eli Cowger and Brandt Cassidy; Linden's Sydney Elmer and David Doyle; Lake Fenton's Jordan Newman and Andy Donoho; Hartland's Lindsey Pajot and Austin Eicher; and Holly's Allyssa Copley and Kyle Pepper.

The State Bank Athlete of the Year Winners were Lindsey Pajot and Austin Eicher from Hartland.
MHSAA District Soccer Champions!
The Eagles defeated Brandon on Friday night 3-0 to win the District Championship!   Grace Walterhouse scored the opeining goal at the 22:26 mark off an assist from Jessie Magalski for the only goal in the first half.  Alia Frederick scored twice in the second half, once from Sarah Ford and one unassisted.  Bridgett Adams had two saves for the Eagles on the only two shots the stingy defense allowed in the game.

Linden now advances to the MHSAA Regional semi-final game against Lapeer West.  The game will be played at Berkley High School at 5:00.  Come out to support your Eagles!  Directions from Linden High School to Berkley High School can be found by clicking here.
Baseball Kids Receive All-Conference Recognition
Congratulations to Linden baseball players who were recognized by the Flint Metro League coaches today. The following players received All-League honors:
* Jake Marshall - 1st Team All-League Infielder
* Brady Sarkon - 1st Team All-League Catcher (unanimous selection)
* Austin Buerkel - 1st Team All-League Outfielder (unanimous selection)
* Marshael Ryan - 2nd Team All-League Pitcher
* Cameron Cook - Honorable Mention Outfielder
* Travis Petts - Honorable Mention Outfielder
* Kevin Bates - Honorable Mention infielder
Varsity Baseball Wins District Title for 2nd Consecutive Season
The Varsity Baseball team captured the District Championship by beating Lake Fenton 8-3 and then beating Ovid-Elsie 4-0 in the finals.

In the First game vs. Lake Fenton, Jake Marshall started on the mound and picked up the complete game victory. Marshall allowed 9 hits, struck out 7, walked 1 and allowed 2 earned runs. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel, Jacob Klocek and Chris Kitch who each had 2 hits. Also getting a hit were Jake Marshall, Travis Petts, Kevin Bates and Trevor Banasiak. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Austin Buerkel and Jacob Klocek with 2, while run one was scored by Jake Marshall, Chris Kitch, Cameron Cook and Travis Petts. Batting in the RBIís were Austin Buerkel, Brady Sarkon and Kevin Bates with 2, while one run was batted in by Jake Marshall. Overall the Eagles outhit the Blue Devils 10 to 9.

In the Championship game vs. Ovid-Elsie, Austin Buerkel pitched the complete game, 1 hit shutout. Debate to whether a 2nd hit will be credited to Ovid-Elsie as a runner was struck by a ground ball for the 3rd out. Buerkel kept Ovid-Elsie uncomfortable all day by striking out 8, walking 2 and not allowing a run. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Jake Marshall, Cameron Cook and Jacob Klocek with 2 hits each, while Austin Buerkel and Brady Sarkon each had one. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Austin Buerkel with 2, while Jake Marshall and Jacob Klocek each scored one. Batting in the RBIís for the Eagles were Brady Sarkon with 2, while Austin Buerkel and Jake Marshall each hit in one. Overall the Eagles outhit Ovid-Elsie 8 to 1 to capture the District Title.
All State
Congratulations to Kyle Frederick and Justin McKenzie on becoming All State Saturday afternoon at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids as part of the Division 2 State Track and Field Finals. Kyle finished 3rd in the Long Jump after having a great series of 6 jumps to close out his prep career. Justin finished in 2nd place with a vault of 14'10". This was Justin's first loss on the books for the 2014 season, which encompassed 13 different meets and venues! Congratulations to both of these seniors on becoming All State! 
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to junior Brady Sarkon who has been named as the State Bank Athlete of the Week for baseball. Brady lead the Eagles in a 6-0 week with sweeps of Fenton, Carman-Ainsworth (Sag Valley champs) and big league sweep vs Lapeer West. Brady had a strong week offensively having 9 hits on the week (9 for 19 - .474 avg) including a home run vs Fenton. Brady was also great defensively throwing out 5 of 7 base stealers. Brady caught 5 of the 6 games of the week and did not allow a passed ball.
Varsity Baseball wins Predistrict game vs. Durand 10-1
The Varsity Baseball team hosted the pre-districts today and beat Durand 10-1. Picking up the win on the mound was Marshael Ryan, who pitched 3 innings in route to his victory. Ryan gave up 1 hit, walked 2 and struck out 2, not allowing a run. Relieving Ryan was Tim Sines who pitched the remaining 4 innings. Sines allowed 2 hits, struck out 1, walked zero and gave up 1 earned run. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Brady Sarkon with 3 hits (had 2B), followed by Chris Kitch with 2. Also getting a hit were Kevin Bates (3B), Austin Buerkel, Jacob Klocek, Jake Marshall, Travis Petts (2B) and Marshael Ryan. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Jake Marshall, Travis Rinks and Chris Kitch with 2, while one run was scored by Cameron Cook, Jacob Klocek, Travis Petts and Marshael Ryan. Batting in the RBI’s were lead by Kevin Bates with 3, while Brady Sarkon had 2. Also batting in one were Austin Buerkel, Cameron Cook and Chris Kitch. Overall the Eagles outhit the Railroaders 11 to 3 in the contest. The Eagles will play Lake Fenton in the district semi-finals at 10:00 on Saturday at Linden.
Baseball Team METRO LEAGUE CHAMPS!
Congratulations to Coach Steve Buerkel and the Varsity Baseball team for earning a share of the Flint Metro League Baseball Title.  The Eagles finished the season with a 12-4 league record which tied them with Brandon for the championship.  Great job to all the coaches and players on a great Metro season and best of luck heading into District action.  Below are the final league results: 

Flint Metro League Baseball Results
W L
LInden 12 4
Brandon 12 4
Lapeer East 11 5
Lapeer West 10 6
Holly 9 7
Fenton 7 9
Clio 7 9
Kearsley 4 12
Creek 0 16

Softball and Baseball Games
The pre-district softball and baseball games re-scheduled until tonight have been postponed again.  Due to the graduation ceremonies at Durand HS tomorrow evening, our games will now be played at 1:00 pm.  Corunna and Owosso will now play in the second game of the evening beginning at 4:00.
Kiwanis Athlete of the Month
Congratulations to Linden's Sydney Elmer who received recognition at the annual Kiwanis Athlete of the Month Luncheon.  Sydney was selected by the Flint Metro League AD's as the monthly winner in September for cross country.  A four year member of the basketball, cross country and track programs at LHS, Sydney has represented Linden well and we are proud of her accomplishments. 
Soccer Advances on a Shut Out
Jessie Magalski got the scoring started early with a goal only 24 seconds into a pre-District game v. Owosso.  The Eagles survived a 50 minute rain delay with a 8-0 shut out victory to advance to the semi-finals.  Additional goals came from Madeleine Zayan (2), Grace Walterhouse, Madison Maxheimer, Erican Freeman and Alia Frederick.  Assists went to Katie Wilkowski (2), Alia Frederick, Elizabeth Walterhouse and Sarah Ford.

Madison Paige and Bridget Adams each had a save in the Eagle shut-out in goal.  

The Eagles will now play Fowlerville on Thursday at 7:00 at home in the District semi-final. 
Varsity Baseball Repeats winning second consecutive Greater Flint Championship!
The Varsity Baseball team won their second consecutive Tom Cole Greater Flint Championship in dramatic fashion on Monday night in 9 innings. Delivering the winning blow was Marshael Ryan, who delivered a 3 run walk off Home Run over the left field fence in the bottom of the ninth inning to secure the victory for the Eagles. Starting on the mound was Jake Marshall who gave the Eagles every opportunity to win in 7. However, the dramatics in the game were back and forth with opportunities for both teams. Marshall pitched 7 innings, allowed 9 hits, 2 earned runs, walked 1 and struck out 5. Relieving Marshall in the 8th was Tim Sines who secured the victory on the mound. Sines pitched the 8th and 9th innings, allowed 1 hit, walked 1 and struck out 1. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Travis Petts and Kevin Bates who both had 3 hits, while Cameron Cook had 2. Also getting a hit a piece were Jake Marshall, Brady Sarkon and of course Marshael Ryanís 3 run HR in the bottom of the ninth. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Kevin Bates with two, while one each by Austin Buerkel, Jake Marshall, Marshael Ryan and Travis Petts. Batting in the RBIís in the game were Marshael Ryan with 3, Brady Sarkon with 2 and Jake Marshall with 1. Overall the Eagles outhit the Mustangs 11 to 10. The Eagles won their first ever school Greater Flint Championship last year in 2013, and came back to repeat this year amongst a great pool of Flint area schools.
Boys Track 6th Best Team in Division 2
The Linden Track and Field team competed in the MITCA Division 2 Team State Finals on Saturday hosted by Linden. Going in ranked 11th, the boys finished the day with 29 lifetime bests and 2 other season best performances to outperform their seed and finish 6th overall. Leading the way was the meet record and Cranston Field record setting performance by Justin McKenzie in the Pole Vault. Justin broke his own school record with 15'6" to best the field of athletes. Kyle Frederick placed 2nd in the Long Jump. Alex Kissel had a great finish in the discus placing 3rd overall. Kyle Korman finished in 4th place in Shot Put. The boys will now compete on Tuesday at Carman Ainsworth Jr High in the Badar Classic. Field Events begin at 5:00 and Running at 6:00. Congratulations to the Boys Track and Field Team on a great finish!
McKenzie Break Field Record
On Saturday afternoon at Claude Cranston Field, Justin McKenzie broke a record that had stood for 30 years in the Pole Vault. Justin's vault of 15'6" shattered the previous 14'2" mark held by John O'Callaghan of Webberville in 1984. Justin also tied the MITCA Division 2 Meet Record held by Nick Shaibly of Haslett set in 2000. Congratulations Justin! Good luck next Saturday at the MHSAA Division 2 State Finals at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids. 
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Lapeer West
The Varsity Baseball team swept Lapeer West on Friday by scores of 10-3 and 1-0 to stay in the Metro League title run. The Eagles must now wait and hope Lapeer East wins at least one game in their double header vs. Brandon on Wednesday to see if they will be Metro League Co-Champions this year.

In the First game, Marshael Ryan started on the mound and pitched 7 solid innings picking up the win. Ryan allowed 9 hits, 2 earned runs, walked 1 and struck out 5. Offensively the Eagles jumped on Lapeer West quickly by scoring 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning. In the game, the hits were tallied by Jake Marshall and Brady Sarkon with 3, Austin Buerkel, Marshael Ryan and Travis Petts with 2, while Chris Kitch had 1. The runs were scored by Jake Marshall with 3, while Austin Buerkel, Marshael Ryan and Cameron Cook scored twice. Also scoring a run was Travis Rinks. Batting in the RBIís for the Eagles were lead by Travis Petts with 5, which included two clutch doubles with 2 strikes which plated 3 and 2 runners respectively. Brady Sarkon also batted in 3, while Marshael Ryan and Cameron Cook batted in 1. Overall the Eagles outhit the Panthers 13 to 9 in the contest.

In the second game, Austin Buerkel went the distance for the Eagles and pitched a shutout tying down the 1-0 victory. Buerkel allowed only 4 hits, 0 earned runs, walked 2 and struck out 4. Offensively the Eagles only managed 4 hits themselves, 2 by Chris Kitch and 1 each by Brady Sarkon and Cameron Cook. The lone run was scored by Travis Rinks on an RBI double by Cameron Cook in the bottom of the 4th inning with 2 outs.
DISTRICT CHAMPS!
The varsity golf team combined for a team score of 328 to take the MHSAA District Championship at Metamora Golf Course on Thursday.  Zach Sutika was the leading scorer for the Eagles carding a 79, which tied for 2nd place overall. Alec Bond finished in 5th place overall with a score of 81; Tyler Ziccardi shot 85 for 9th and Trevor Sundrla was 13th with a 86.
The Eagles will now advance to Regional competition at The Nightmare in West Branch on Thursday.  Congratulations to Coach Bob Stevens and the Eagles for a great preformance.
JV Softball Sweeps CA
The Lady Eagles swept the Cavaliers on Thursday. Kim Freitas pitched in game one striking out 5 batters.  McKenzy Armstrong and Kim Freitas each scored two runs and Maddie Neuville, Karley Kraus, Kyra Klocek, and Chelse Caldwell each scored a run. 
In game two Linden mercied Carman Ainsworth. Maddie Neuville took the mound striking out three batters in just three innings of work.  The Eagles batting order successfully got each girl across the plate at least once. Stoolmaker, Neuville, Armstrong, Caldwell, Braun, and Vargas each scored twice.  Kraus, Klocek, and Freitas each scored once.  
The girls are now 13 and 14 on the season. The girls have their last game of the season on Wednesday, May 28th at home starting at 4pm.  The team looks to gain a pair of wins to add to their overall schedule for the season. 
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A BIG THANKS to all of our parents, grandparents, friends and family who came out to support us. In addition thank you to anyone and everyone who helped fill our Bucket of Fun and provided food in between games. Also, all the parents who helped rake the field between home games it was greatly appreciated.  Thanks again for all of your support!
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Carman-Ainsworth
The Varsity Baseball team hosted visiting Carman-Ainsworth and swept both games by scores of 7-3 and 10-0.

In the First game Tim Sines pitched for the Eagles picking up the complete game victory. Sines pitched a solid game, allowing 5 hits, walked 3, struck out 9 and allowed only 1 earned run. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel, Cameron Cook and Kevin Bates with 2 hits each. Also getting a hit were Jake Marshall, Brady Sarkon and Ben Baker. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Austin Buerkel with 2, while Brady Sarkon, Cameron Cook, Travis Petts, Kevin Bates and Ben Baker each scored a run. Batting in the RBIís for the Eagles were Jake Marshall with 3, Kevin Bates with 2 and Cameron Cook with one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Cavaliers 9 to 5 in the contest.

In the Second game, Kevin Bates pitched a gem, recording a six inning NO HIT shutout! The game ended in the bottom of the 6th as the Eagles walked off with a 10-0 mercy victory. Bates was fantastic, giving up zero hits as stated, walking 4 and striking out 8 batters in six innings. Offensively, the Eagles were lead by Jake Marshall and Marshall Ryan with 2 hits each. Also getting a hit were Austin Buerkel, Brady Sarkon, Cameron Cook, Travis Petts and Jacob Klocek. Scoring runs for the Eagles were Jake Marshall with 4, while Austin Buerkel, Brady Sarkon, Marshael Ryan, Travis Petts, Jacob Klocek and Travis Rinks each scored one. Batting in the RBIís for the Eagles were Marshael Ryan and Cameron Cook with 2, while Austin Buerkel, Jake Marshall, Chris Kitch and Jacob Klocek each had one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Cavaliers 9 to 0 in the contest.
JV Baseball Sweeps Carman Ainsworth
The JV Baseball team swept a doubleheader at Carman Ainsworth on Thursday night, winning 12-2 and 12-0 - both games ended early due to the 10 run mercy rule.
All 9 starters had a hit for the Eagles in game 1 - 14 hits total. Ty Hoeberling led the attack with 3 hits. Logan Steiert (2 RBI), Aaron Sarkon, and Noah Pearce each had 2 hits. Getting single hits for Linden were Cole Sarkon, Sawyer Benge, Bailey Davis (2 RBI), Lucas Marshall, and Nick Rossow. Aaron Sarkon pitched 5 strong innings to get the victory. He struck out 9 Carman batters. Conor Faught pitched a scoreless 6th inning and struck out 1.

Linden batters had 10 more hits in game 2. Bailey Davis, Gabe Nosek, and Conor Faught (3 RBI) each had 2 hits in the game. Also getting hits in the game were Chase Coleman, Trey Link, Ryan Johnston, and Brendan Buerkel.
Gabe Nosek pitched a 5 inning shutout, allowing just 1 hit and striking out 10 batters.
McKenzie Ties Metro Record
Congratulations to Justin McKenzie on his 15' Pole Vault performance at the Metro Invite. Justin's height ties the all-time Metro Record held by Josh Fiedor of Holly set in 2010. This height also is the highest this season so far in Division 2. Justin competes for the Individual Championships Saturday, May 31 at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids. Nice Job Justin and GOOD LUCK!!! 
Boys Track Finishes in 3rd
Flint Metro League Invitational was Wednesday night at Brandon High School. The boys finished in a very respectable 3rd place, only 4 points behind 2nd place Kearsley. Leading the way on the night and becoming 1st team All-League was Justin McKenzie in Pole Vault. Earning 2nd team honors were: Kyle Frederick 300 M Hurdles, Andy Roberts Shot Put, and Alex Kissel Discus. There were many honorable mention performances on the night to help the Eagles to their 93 points. This coming Saturday is the Division 2 Team State Finals at Linden High School. The meet consists of the top 15 teams state wide. The meet starts at 9:00AM and goes until approximately 4:00PM. Hopefully you can make it out to cheer on the Eagles and catch some top quality action.
JV Baseball Splits at Byron
The JV Baseball team traveled to Byron Wednesday night and split a doubleheader, losing 9-4 before winning 10-8.



Linden committed 7 errors in game 1 to give away a game in which they led much of the time. Byron scored 6 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning, which ended up being the final inning due to a time limit on the game.

Ryker Rivera had a double and a triple to lead the Linden hitting attack.

Also chipping in with hits were Noah Pearce, Ty Hoeberling, Gabe Nosek, and Jakub Gagne.


In game 2, Linden once again jumped out to a lead. Byron fought back again, but Linden was able to hold on to the win.

Bailey Davis had 2 singles and a double to lead the hitting attack.

Logan Steiert, Lucas Marshall, Jamon Link, Aaron Sarkon, Brendan Buerkel, and Nick Rossow each collected 1 hit.

Steiert had 3 RBI as well.


Ryan Johnston got the win for Linden, going 3 innings and allowing just 1 earned run.

Bailey Davis pitched the final 4 outs to record a save.

The loss for Byron was their first of the season. They are now 18-1 on the season.
Boys Varsity Golf 2nd in FML
The Eagle golf team finished in 2nd place overall in the league following a 3rd Place finish in the Flint Metro League golf tournament at Fenton Farms on Monday.  Zach Sutika shot 79 and finished in 6th overall to lead the scoring for Linden.  Alec Bond was one shot behind with an 80 to finish 7th overall.  Trevor Sundrla (84) and Tyler Ziccardi (85) rounded out the scoring for the Eagles who shot a team score of 328.

Seniors Zach Sutika and Alec Bond each earned First Team All Metro honors for their scores at the tournament.  Sophomore Trevor Sundrla was named to the Second Team All Metro Team and Tyler Ziccardi earned Honorable Mention honors.

Congratulations to Coach Stevens and the Boys Varsity Team on a successful season.  Best of luck to the team as they travel to Lapeer to complete in the MHSAA District tournament on Thursday.
JV Baseball Sweeps West

The JV baseball team traveled to Lapeer West on Tuesday night and swept West by identical 3-0 scores in both games.
In game 1, Cole Sarkon led Linden with 2 hits. Also getting hits were Nick Rossow, Logan Steiert, Sawyer Benge, Ty Hoeberling, and Lucas Marshall who had a double. Hoeberling, Rossow, and Benge each had 1 RBI for the Eagles. On the mound, Marshall held West to just 3 hits while striking out 4 in the complete game shutout.
In game 2, Ryker Rivera led Linden with 2 hits. One of the hits was a triple and he drove in all 3 Linden runs.
Also getting hits in the game were Logan Steiert, Cole Sarkon, and Sawyer Benge.  This time it was Chase Coleman's turn to throw a complete game shutout. He struck out 5 and allowed just 2 hits in the game.
Varsity Baseball sweeps Fenton to stay in the Metro League hunt
The Varsity Baseball team traveled to Fenton and won both games by scores of 4-1 and 6-2. 
 
In the first game, Marshael Ryan started on the mound and pitched a solid 5 innings picking up the win. Ryan allowing 4 hits, 1 earned run, struck out 1 and walked 5. Relieving Ryan and picking up a 2 inning save was Jake Marshall. Marshall allowed 2 hits, struck out 1 and walked 1. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Chris Kitch with 2 hits, including an RBI double. Also picking up a hit in the contest was Cameron Cook, Jake Marshall and Brady Sarkon. Sarkon also added an RBI in the contest.
 
In the second game, Austin Buerkel started on the mound and pitched the entire 9 inning victory. Buerkel was solid, scattering 8 hits, allowed 2 earned runs, struck out 6 and walked 1 batter. Offensively the Eagles had 7 hits on the day, including 2 hits by Brady Sarkon, one of which was a solo Home Run. Sarkon also had 2 RBI’s in the contest. Travis Petts also had a 2 RBI base clearing triple in the 9th. Chris Kitch picked up the game winning RBI in the 9th by delivering a sacrifice fly.
Girls Soccer Metro League Champs
LInden defeated Swartz Creek 2-1 lat evening and completed the Metro League season with a perfect 8-0 record to take the championship title.  The Eagles trailed 1-0 for most of the first half before Katie Wilkowski found the back of the net on the assist from Jessie Magalski and headed into the half tied at 1.  Wilkowski scored again early in the second on the assist from Teresa Walterhouse. Bridget Adams and Madison Paige split keeper duties with each recording 2 saves.
The Eagles will travel to Flint Powers on Wednesday for their last non-league match up before District play begins next week at LInden.  The Eagles are now 12-3-3 on the season.  Great job ladies!

Linden JV lost to Swartz Creek last night 4-1. Linden controlled the ball in Creek's end most of the game and had many more chances then them, but could not finish their shots. Last game is Wednesday at Powers.
JV Baseball splits with Fenton
The JV Baseball team split a doubleheader with visiting Fenton on Monday night, winning 4-0 before losing 6-2.
In the first game, Aaron Sarkon had 3 hits including a double to lead Linden. Also getting hits were Logan Steiert and Conor Faught. Aaron Sarkon pitched a complete game shutout, allowing just 3 hits while striking out 6 Fenton hitters.
In game 2, Bailey Davis and Jakub Gagne managed the only hits for Linden. Gabe Nosek pitched 4 solid innings, striking out 5 batters. Ty Hoeberling pitched the last inning, striking out 1 batter.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to our State Bank Athletes of the Week:

Alia had a big week  with three goals and one assist to lead the undefeated Eagles to a pair of league victories to earn a share of the Metro League Championship.

For the week Austin was 9 for 14 hitting (.643 avg) including 6 RBI's and 4 runs scored. Also 2 stolen bases and 4 walks. Ob% of .720 for week. Austin is currently 1st on the team for season (or tied for first) in avg, HR, triples, doubles, ob%, hits, stolen bases, RBI's, Runs scored and walks.
Senior, Alyssa Logie pitched a 1 hit shutout against Metro League Lapeer East. Getting the 13-0 win she struck out 2 and walked none. On the week she hit .426, scored 4 runs and drove in 1 with a .500 obp. Alyssa was a big contributor in Linden's 3-1 record this week.

Alex Kissel, a senior, has been a mainstay for the Eagle track program for the past four years.  Improving steadily each year, Alex finished in 2nd place at Regionals this weekend in the discus with a toss of 135'5" to qualify for the State Meet.
Girls Track Qualifies Two to States
The girls track team will send 2 runners to the state meet this year. Sydney Elmer placed second in the 1600 meters and will be headed to her 4th state meet. Rebecca McDonald finished third in the 100 meter hurdles and will be competing in her 2nd state meet. Along with their terrific performaces Breyanna Turnipseed just missed qualifying for the state meet but did break her own freshman record in the 300 meter hurdles. Her time of 49.84 seconds also places her 5th on Linden's all-time list. Congratulations on your great day.
Boys Track Qualifies 8 to State Meet
 Congratulations to Dustin Sack, Hunter Holsinger, Dave Doyle, and Andy Bennett for qualifying in the 3200 relay. Andy Roberts finished 2nd in the Shot Put. Alex Kissel finished 2nd in the Discus. Kyle Frederick brought home two 2nd place finishes, long jump and 300 m hurdles. Justin Mackenzie was the lone regional champ in pole vault. These 8 boys will move onto mhsaa state finals on may 31.
Varsity Softball Sweeps
The Linden Varsity softball team swept Lapeer East in a Metro league doubleheader at Linden on Friday. In the 1st game, Alexa Marsh got the 8-7 win on the mound. She had 2 hits including a walk off rbi single in the 9th inning. Rhiannon Morse had 3 hits, Sydney Jacques had an rbi single. In the 2nd game, Linden won 13 to 0. Alyssa Logie pitched a one hit shutout striking out 2 and walking none at the plate. She went 2 for 2. Sterling DeGayner, Molly Churches and Nicole Tester had rbi singles. 
JV Softball Over East
The JV Softball team became 500 on Friday night. The girls mercied East in four innings in the first game.  Makia Ash scored four times, Kyra Klocek scored three times, and the following girls scored twice: Kim Freitas, Maddie Neuville, Taylor Stoolmaker, Karley Kraus, Chelse Caldwell and Alison Lossing.  and McKenzy Armstrong scored once.  Each girl in the batting order managed to help the team.  They held East to only three runs in the first game.
Game two of every double header is only five innings. However, this battle went six going into an extra inning with the international tie breaker. In game two the Eagles played a tough game that went back and forth. Maddie Neuville made her pitching debut striking out nine Eagles. In addition to this she had a double and an in the park homerun collecting six RBI's in just two of her five at bats. Chelse Caldwell crossed the plate three times, Makia Ash twice, Alison Lossing twice, Karley Kraus twice, Kim Freitas twice, McKenzy Armstrong once, Taylor Stoolmaker once, and Kyra Klocek once.
The team is now 8 and 8 on the season.  The girls head to Flushing to play in the annual Raider Nation Tourney and hope to break 500.  Game one starts at 8:30 at Flushing High School. 
JV Baseball Splits at East
The JV Baseball team split a doubleheader at Lapeer East on Friday, losing 6-5 before winning 11-0.
In game 1, Linden scored 5 runs in the top of the 7th inning to tie the game, only to see East score in the bottom of the 7th to win the game. Getting hits for Linden in the game were Logan Steiert, Aaron Sarkon, Sawyer Benge, Trey Link, and Bailey Davis with a double. Trey Link and Chase Coleman combined on the mound in the losss.

Game 2 was a different story as the Eagle bats came alive. Lucas Marshall, Gabe Nosek, and Conor Faught (double) each had 2 hits in the game. Getting 1 hit each were Ryker Rivera, Cole Sarkon and Jakub Gagne.Faught had 3 RBI and Rivera had 2 RBI. Lucas Marshall pitched the first 4 innings, striking out 3 batters and allowing just 1 hit in getting the win. Sawyer Benge pitched a scoreless 5th inning and had 1 strikeout.
JV Softball Sweeps
 Linden faced Powers Catholic on Wednesday night.  Kim Freitas pitched both games and collected a pair of wins.  In game one the Eagles scored 18 runs. Makia Ash, Karley Kraus, and McKenzy Armstrong each scored three runs each. Kim Freitas, Taylor Stoolmaker, and Alison Lossing each scored two runs each. Maddie Neuville, Kyra Klocek and Chelse Caldwell each crossed the plate once.  From the top to the bottom the bats were hot and each girl was able to add to the score.

In game two the Eagles won despite thinking they had lost! With the on and off of heavy rain and a very soggy score book. It appears that Linden scored 20 and Powers only collected 18 runs. This was a tough game the Eagles had to fight back in. After an extremely long second inning Linden fell behind. Makia Ash was the leading scorer crossing the plate 4 times.  Meagan Oldenburg got her first hit of the season and reached first.  Dakota Braun was strong at the plate and managed to get on base twice while scoring once.  Chelse Caldwell managed to cover whatever came her way in center field and was quick to get the ball back to the infield. Chandler Allen stepped up for the team and made her first appearance of the season behind the plate. And Taylor Stoolmaker stepped in to play shortstop and did a fine job making plays and knocking down many balls that never made it to the grass.  Collectively the team came together and made the win happen. Good job Eagles!

The JV Softball team is now 6-8 on the season. The girls head to Lapeer East on Friday and hope to brake 500 after the double header.  Game time is 4pm

On Saturday the team will head to Flushing to play in the annual Raider Nation Tourney. Game one will start at 8am at Flushing High School located on Deland Rd just off Elms Rd and Carpenter Rd. in Flushing.
Cancellations for Thursday 5/15
So far for today
             JV Baseball at Lapeer West has been cancelled
             (rescheduled for Tuesday May 20 at West)

              JV Softball at LInden has been cancelled
              (rescheduled for Tuesday May 20 at West)

              Varsity Softball at Linden has been cancelled
              (rescheduled for Tuesday May 20 at Linden)

               
Varsity Golf v Swartz Creek at SMCC has been cancelled
                (rescheduled for Monday May 19 at Fenton Farms) 
Soccer Beats East
The Eagles clinched at least a share of the Metro League title with a 9-2 victory over Lapeer East last evening at Claude Cranston Stadium.  Katie Wilkowski had a big night with three first half goals to lead the Eagle attack.  Alia Frederick added two goals an an assist; Elizabeth Walterhouse, Emily Waltrip, Erica Freeman and Teresa Walterhouse each added goals.  Assists came from Breanna Howard, Jessie Magalski, Jordan Holscher, Maddie Zayan (2), and Teresa Walterhouse.  The Eagles will return home to challange Swartz Creek on Monday for the outright league championship.

Softball v Powers
 Linden Varsity Softball split with Powers on Wednesday. Linden won the 1st game 6 to 3. Alexa Marsh pitched all 7 innings to get the win. She also single and drove in a run. Molly Churches had 2 hits and 2 rbi's.  In the 2nd game,  Linden fell 11 to 2. In the loss,  Sterling Degayner doubled and scored a run.  Alyssa Logie singled and drove in 2 runs.
Save The Date!!
 LHS and Physiotherapy Associates, in conjunction with Parkway Family Medicine, are again sponsoring school physicals.

This is open to all athletes in grades 7-12 at a cost of only $20.00 per student.

Date:  May 28th
Time:  6:00 pm

Physical Forms and parent permission slips are available in the athletic office or can be downloaded by clicking here.

Cash or check made payable to Linden Community Schools is require at the time of the physical.


Varsity Soccer Remains Undefeated
The Eagle soccer team traveled to a very wet Brandon High School and came home with a 2-0 victory over the Blackhawks to remain undefeated and on top of the Metro League.  Alia Frederick scored the lone first half goal on a cross from Maddie Zayan.  Zayan scored a goal of her own on an assist from Katie Wilkowski for a early second half goal to preserve the shut-out and the victory.  Linden will play Lapeer East tonight at home in a Metro League game.  The Eagles are now 10-3-3 on the season and 6-0 in the Metro with two games remaining. 
Cancellations for Tuesday May 13
As of 3:00 pm:

Cancelled for Today 5/13:

                Boys' Varsity Golf at the Flint Elks.

                JV Softball at Lapeer West
                (reschedule for Thurs 5/15/14 at Linden)

                 Varsity Softball and Baseball v. Lapeer West
                 (reschedule Varsity Softball for Thurs 5/15 @ Linden) 
                 (reschedule Varsity Baseball for Thurs 5/23 @ Linden)
 

Cancelled for Tomorrow 5/14:
                  Metro League Golf Tournament at Fenton Farms
                  (rescheduled for Friday May 16  8:30 @ Fenton Farms)
                 

                  Holly JV Golf Invite @ Heather Highlands
                 
(rescheduled for Tuesday May 27)
Schedule Changes
Tuesday:
            Varsity Softball and Varsity Baseball vs Lapeer West 4:00 (DH) at Home
             We are in need of parent helpers for team dinner tonight.  Please call Christy.
         
            JV Softball at Lapeer West 4:00 (DH)

            Varsity Soccer (4:00) and JV Soccer 5:30 at Brandon

            Varsity Golf 4:00 at Kearlsy (Elks Club)

Thursday:
            JV Baseball at Lapeer West 4:00 (DH)


All other games as scheduled as of now.
             
FREE Teen Heart Health Screening has been scheduled at Goodrich High School this Saturday from 9-3.

 

All students will receive an electrocardiogram (ECG).  An echocardiogram (ultrasound) will also be performed, if necessary.

 

Please spread the word and encourage parents to have their students screened this Saturday.  As of this morning, there are no Linden students registered for this screening. 

 

Statistically, approximately 1 in 400 students has an undiagnosed, life threatening heart condition, so odds are that there are students in Linden schools who NEED to be screened.  Each year, more than 2,000 students die due to undiagnosed heart problems.  Many more have less serious heart conditions that need to be evaluated and treated by a physician.  It is critical that we identify these students!

 

We are very fortunate to have a screening so close to us.  Currently, there are only 3 screenings scheduled in the entire state – Goodrich, Muskegon, and Grand Rapids.  Now is the time!  Registration information is available at www.TommysHeart.org.

 

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State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Megan Klavitter and Andy Roberts who have been named State Bank Athletes of the Week.
Megan, a sophomore, had an excellent week on the softball diamond going 11 for 15 at the plate giving her a .733 batting average.  She scored 6 runs, drove in 3, stole 3 bases, had a .789 obp. defensively playing left field.  She had 8 putouts helping Linden to a league win at Holly and to get into the championship game at the Mt. Morris tournament this past weekend.  Megan is a two time winner of this award winning in the Fall for volleyball.
Andy, a junior, won the Williamston Invitational in the shot put with an effort of 48'4", a 3' personal record increase.  Of his 6 throws, 4 were further than his previous best.
Kyle Frederick Breaks Meet Record
Congratulations to Kyle Frederick for his performance on Saturday in the Long Jump at the Willamston Invitational. Kyle beat a Long Jump record that had stood since 1985 (30 seasons of competitions). The previous mark of 21'3.75 was held by Mike Schmidt of Haslett. Kyle's jump of 21'10.25 was his best on the day but he also had two other jumps further than the previous meet record. Kyle bettered a field that saw 3 other jumpers beat the previous meet record as well. Congratulations Kyle as this is quite an honor especially considering the meet has been on-going for more than 40 years!!!
Boys Track Finishes 2nd
Boys track competed at the Williamston Invite Saturday. While enjoying the nice weather the boys were able to finish in 2nd place in the large school division with 84 points. Leading the scorers were several outstanding performances. Justin McKenzie got the Eagles off to a good start with his 1st place 14' Pole Vault. That was closely followed by about 10 minutes by Andy Roberts winning the Shot Put with a lifetime personal record of 48'4" (which is a 3' PR!!!). About an hour after Andy won Shot, Kyle Frederick won a very closely contested Long Jump with a lifetime PR of 21'10.25". Andy's Put places him in the LHS Honor Roll Top 10 at 7th place all-time, congratulations Andy! Kyle's leap places him in 2nd place in the LHS Honor Roll Top 10. The boys travel to Williamston again this coming Saturday for the ever important Regional. 
Soccer Ties With the Oilers
The varsity soccer team traveled to Mt. Pleasant to take on the Oilers ina non-league game on Friday night and ended up with a 2-2 tie.  Maddie Zayan scored both Eagle goals off assists from Erica Freeman and Katie Wilkowski.  The Eagles are now 9-3-3 and will continue league play with a game at Brandon on Monday. 
Varsity Baseball Splits with Holly
The Varsity Baseball team splits with Holly by winning the first game 5-0, but dropping the second game 2-5.

In the First game, Jake Marshall pitched a complete game shutout picking up the win for the Eagles on the mound. Marshall gave up only 3 hits, while walking 1 and striking out zero. The Eagles played solid defense behind Marshall not committing an error in the game. Offensively the Eagles managed 7 hits. The hits were tallied by Brady Sarkon and Cameron Cook with 2, while Jake Marshall, Travis Petts and Kevin Bates each had one. The runs were scored by Cook with 2, while Jake Marshall, Travis Petts and Kevin Bates each scored one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Bronchos 7 to 3 in the contest.

In the second game, Marshael Ryan started on the mound and got the loss. Ryan pitched 4 innings, allowing 4 runs (2 earned) and scattered 4 hits, walking 2 and striking out 2. Relieving Ryan in the 5th was Tim Sines who pitched one complete inning. Before Sines relieved Ryan, the Eagles committed 3 costly errors which lead to 3 unearned runs. Sines allowed 1 hit, struck out 1 and walked zero. Finishing the game on the mound was Kevin Bates who pitched the 6th, allowing 1 hit, striking out 1 and walking zero. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel with 2 hits. Also getting a hit in the game was Jake Marshall, Brady Sarkon, Cameron Cook, Jacob Kocek and Travis Petts. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Cameron Cook and Jacob Klocek. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Travis Petts with one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Bronchos 7 to 6 in the contest.
Golfers Defeat East
Linden hosted Lapeer East at Spring Meadows on Thursday night and came away with two shot victory 169-171.  Alec Bond shot 40 to lead the Eagles, followed by Trevor Sundrla 42, Tyler Ziccardi 43, and Dylan Elmer 44.   The Eagles remain in scond place in the Metro with a 5-1 record.  Next week will be a big week for the Eagles with a match against first place Creek on Monday, Kearlsey on Tuesday and the Metro League tournament on Wednesday.
Softball Splits With Holly
Linden split  a Metro League doubleheader Thursday night with Holly. Linden dropped the 1st game 12 to 4. Rhiannon Morse, Molly Churches, and Alyssa Logie all doubled and singled in the lose. Linden won the 2nd game 13 to 3. Megan Klavitter hit 3 singles and scored 3 runs. Sterling Degayner hit a triple and singled scoring 2 runs and driving in 3. Alexa Marsh was the winning pitcher.  Offensively, she added a single and scored 2 runs. 
JV Baseball Sweeps Holly
The JV Baseball team swept a doubleheader from visiting Holly on Thursday night by the scores of 11-0 and 2-1.

In game 1, Sawyer Benge led the offense with 2 hits and 4 RBI. Also getting hits were Bailey Davis, Trey Link, and Tyler Hoeberling. Link also had 3 RBI.

Chris Kitch pitched the entire 5 inning game, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 2 batters.


In game 2, Cole Sarkon, Bailey Davis, Chris Kitch, Aaron Sarkon, and Nick Rossow each had a hit. Aaron Sarkon's was a walk-off single to end the game.

Aaron was also the winning pitcher, throwing a 5 inning no hitter!! He struck out 2 batters.
Middle School Baseball/Softball
UPDATE:
The 7th Grade Baseball game has been cancelled for today due to poor field conditions in Grand Blanc.

The 8th Grade Baseball games (2 5 inning games) vs Fenton will be played on the JV baseball field; the 8th Grade Softball games (2 5 inning games) vs Fenton will be played on the Varsity softball field.  Both teams will begin play at 3:15 today. (Both games are AT Linden)
Soccer at Heritage
Linden JV lost to Saginaw Heritage 4-3. Scoring for Linden were Olivia Kirk, Hannah Whitted and Madison Maxheimer.
JV Softball Sweeps Clio

The JV softball team swept Clio Monday night. Kim Freitas pitched the complete first game and managed to strike out two Mustangs. At the plate the Eagles were on fire and collectively scored 15 runs, 8 of which came in the first inning.  The Eagles remained on top until the 2nd inning when Clio went ahead 9 to 8.  The teams battled back and forth and in the end Linden came out victorious 15 to 14.  This was quite an accomplishment for this team considering they only had nine available players on the bench.  Girls stepped up and played positions that weren’t familiar with and did a great job.  Top scorers were Makia Ash, Kim Freitas, Karley Kraus each scoring three runs apiece and Taylor Stoolmaker scored two runs in the first game. The other runs came from McKenzy Armstrong, Brittany Vargas, Kyra Klocek, and Alison Lossing.

In game two Kim Freitas took the mound again for the Eagles collecting four more K’s on the night. The Eagles again played together and came out strong.  In the first inning Freitas, Armstrong, Stoolmaker and Kraus each scored a run.  The girls held the Mustangs until the second inning when they scored their only two runs of the game.  Karley Kraus and Kim Freitas managed to cross the plate again as well as Maddie Neuville, and Brittany Vargas. Linden beat Clio 8 to 2 in this game.

The girls are now 3-7 on the season. The next game is home against Linden on Thursday, May 8th 
JV Baseball Swept at Clio
The JV Baseball team lost both games of a doubleheader to host Clio on Monday, 3-2, and 8-2.
In game 1, the Eagles outhit Clio 4-2, however 3 errors and 6 walks cost them the game. Cole Sarkon, Aaron Sarkon, Ryker Rivera, and Tyler Hoeberling had the only hits for Linden. Gabe Nosek had the only RBI for Linden on a suicide squeeze bunt.Bailey Davis pitched well in the loss for Linden. Surrendering only 2 hits while striking out 4 batters.
In game 2, the offense struggled again as Linden managed just 5 hits. Cole Sarkon had 2 hits, including a double.
Also getting hits were Tyler Hoeberling with a double, and Bailey Davis and Gabe Nosek with singles. Lucas Marshall got the loss, although he struck out 6 batters in just over 3 innings. Tyler Hoeberling got the last out with a strikeout.
Varsity Soccer Over West
The 10th ranked Eagle soccer team got a big win on Monday night with a 3-2 victory over visiting Lapeer West.  Katie Wilkowski had another big night for Linden scoring the first goal at the 33:53 mark on an assist by Alia Frederick and then adding two assists.  Alia Frederick scored the second goal at 29:56 and Erica Freeman scored at the 1:50 mark as the Eagles took a 3-1 lead into the half.  Linden did not score again in the game, and held the Panthers to a mid second half goal for the one goal victory.  In goal, Bridget Adams had three saves in the first half and Madison Paige had 4 saves in the second.  Each keeper allowed one goal.  The Eagles will play a non-league game at Saginaw Heritage this evening and another non-league in Mt. Pleasant on Friday.  Linden is now 5-0 in the league and remains in first place.  
Varsity Baseball Splits with Clio
The Varsity Baseball team splits with visiting Clio by losing the opener 2-3 in nine innings but bouncing back winning the nightcap 12-3.

In the First game, Austin Buerkel started on the mound and pitched the complete game, getting the loss. Despite allowing 3 runs, only 1 was earned as the Eagles committed 2 costly errors. Buerkel allowed 9 hits, 1 walk (which was intentional) and struck out 9 batters. Offensively, the Eagles jumped off to a 2-0 lead after 3 innings but could not score for the remainder of the game. Leading the hitting attack by the Eagles was Austin Buerkel with 3 hits (including a Home Run). Also getting hits were Hunter Luchenbill with 2, while Jake Marshall, Brady Sarkon and Kevin Bates each had one. Scoring both runs for the Eagles was Austin Buerkel and Buerkel also had the loan RBI for the Eagles. Overall the Mustangs outhit the Eagles 9 to 8 in the contest.

In the second game, Marshael Ryan started on the mound and pitched 3 innings, picking up the win. Ryan allowed 3 hits, walked zero, struck out 2 and allowed 2 earned runs. Jake Marshall relieved Ryan in the 4th and pitched 2 innings. Marshall did not allow a hit, walked one and struck out one. Finishing the game on the mound was Tim Sines who pitched the 6th and 7th. Sines allowed 3 hits, walked 3 and struck out 1. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel with 3 hits, while Jake Marshall and Jacob Klocek each had 2. Also getting a hit in the game were Brady Sarkon, Marshael Ryan (which was a Home Run), Travis Petts and Kevin Bates. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Kevin Bates with 3, while Jake Marshall and Jacob Klocek scored twice. Scoring one run a piece were Austin Buerkel, Marshael Ryan, Cameron Cook, Travis Petts and Ben Baker. Knocking in the runs for the Eagles were Austin Buerkel with 4, while Jake Marshall had 2 and Hunter Luchenbill, Marshael Ryan and Kevin Bates each batted in one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Mustangs 11 to 6 in the contest.
Soccer v. West
Linden JV soccer lost an extremely hard fought   1-0 game to Lapeer West. Linden controlled most of the game, made great defensive plays, and created many offensive chances, but just could not put a ball in the net. 
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Kyle Frederick and Katie Wilkowski who have been named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.
 Kyle, a senior, has been a major contributor to the success of the Eagle track program this spring.  Last week, Kyle won the long jump (21-4), 110 high hurdles (17.15) and the 300M hurdles (42.72) against Lapeer West and Fenton.  He also finished 4th in the long jump at the Spartan Classic with a leap of 21'4.75 to move into Linden's all time list at 4th and finished in 2nd place at the Spartan Classic in the 300 M hurdles (42.28) to move into 6th place in Linden's All-Time list.


Soccer player and sophomore, Katie Wilkowski, burnt up the back of the soccer nets last week for the Eagles.  Against Brandon on Monday, Katie recorded a hat-trick against Brandon in a 4-0 shut out victory.  She followed that up with four goals and an assist against Kearsley for another shut out win on Wednesday.  On Friday night, Katie did nto score in our non-league game v. Fenton, but played excellent defense which held Fenton to only one goal.
Boys Track Wins 34th Annual Stockbridge Invite
 The boys track and field team traveled to Stockbridge Friday evening to compete against 15 other schools, including the winner of the invitational the last 13 years straight. Despite the rain and wind, the boys scored 98 points on the night to bring home 1st place overall! Leading the Eagles in scoring 1st place finishes were: Kyle Frederick 110 M High Hurdles and Long Jump, Justin McKenzie Pole Vault, and Blake Bloomfield in the 400 M Dash. The team travels to Swartz Creek Wednesday for the final dual portion of the season and it will be a close contest. Come on out and cheer on your Eagles!!!
Girls Track 2nd at Stockbridge
 The girls track took second place at Stockbridge invitational on Friday. Rebecca McDonald led the way winning the 100 meter hurdles, placing second in the long jump and ran a leg in the 400 meter relay with Sam Greene, Miranda Greene and Jordin Gunderson that placed third. Jessica Daul finished second in the shot put. Sydney Elmer took second in the 1600 and 5th in the 800 meter. Sam Greene was 2nd in the 200 meter, Miranda Greene finished 5th. Those two combined with Jordin Gunderson and Jordannah Martinsen placed third in the 4 x 200 relay. Savannah Ferrara finished third in the 3200 meter. Her time of 12:14 moves her to number 6 all time in Linden History. Breyanna Turnipseed finished 4th in the 300 hurdles moving to number 6 all time in Linden history. The Eagles finish the dual meet portion of the season on Wednesday against Kearsley and Swartz Creek.

Breyanna Turnipseed set a new freshman record in the 300 hurdles on Friday. Her time of 50.6 seconds is also good enough for 6th all-time in Linden history. Congratulations Breyanna!

JV Golfers Take 5th at Kearsley
Tony Mastin led the JV Eagle golfers to a 5th place finish at the Kearsley Invitational on Friday at Brookwood with a team score of 375.  Mastin shot 91, followed by scoring from Zach Kentish (93), Trevor Sundrla (95), and Gabe Piesko (96).  The Eagles are back in action tonight at Spring Meadows as they host the Fenton Tigers. 
JV Soccer at Fenton
Linden JV played a very hard fought game against Fenton Friday night losing 3-1. Linden held Fenton off the whole first half playing strong defense. Dominique Scripter played her most aggressive game ever in goal and greatly frustrated Fenton's offense. Audrey Bakos had Linden's goal off of a free kick. This was the second game against Fenton this season, and even though it was a loss, the Linden JV team played a wonderful game! 
JV Baseball Wins at Clio Tourney
The JV Baseball team won it's first game of the Clio tournament on Saturday, defeating Bay City John Glenn by a 12-11 score.
Linden got out to a great start, scoring 4 runs in the first inning and 3 in the second inning. Bay City responded with 5 in the 3rd and 6 in the top of the sixth and final inning.
The Eagles scored 4 runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to come from behind and win. Ryker Rivera delivered a bases loaded single with 1 out to seal the win. Cole Sarkon had 3 hits and 2 RBI for Linden. Ryker Rivera (3 RBI) , Sawyer Benge, and Gabe Nosek each had 2 hits for the Eagles. Also getting hits for Linden were Bailey Davis, Chris Kitch, Ryan Johnston, and Jamon Link. Kitch, Sarkon, Johnston, and Davis all had doubles in the game.
Trey Link pitched well the first 5 innings. Chase Coleman pitched the 6th inning and got the win.
Linden Golfers Beat Fenton
Alec Bond led the Eagles and was the match medalist at the Coyote Preserve in a 173-175 victory over Fenton on Wednesday.  The Tigers had been undefeated in the league prior to the match.  Rounding out the scoring for Linden were Dyland Elmer (43), Nolan McDonald (44), and Tyler Ziccardi (47).  The win improved the Eagles record to 4-1 in the league.  Linden will compete in the County Invitational on Monday at Atlas Valley. 
JV Softball Tournament Cancelled
The Linden JV Softball tournament, scheduled for Saturday May 3rd, has been cancelled due to weather and field conditions. 
Soccer Ties at Fenton
The Eagles traveled to Fenton to take on the Tigers in a non-league match up on Friday night and came away with a 1-1 tie.  Fenton scored first at the 27.20 mark in the first half and took a 1-0 lead into the half.  Bridget Adams had four saves in the first in goal.  The Eagles finally netted a goal off the foot of Jessie Magalski on a penalty kick at the 15.52 mark in the second to even the score.  Madison Paige had three saves in the second in goal. 
Boys Track Ranked #11
The Boys track & field team is currently ranked #11 in Division 2 through MITCA Power Rankings. The top 5 ranked teams after week 6 (this is week 3) will be automatically invited to attend the MITCA Division 2 State Finals held @ Linden High School on Saturday, May 24. The remainder of the field is made up of teams that win their MHSAA Regional the prior weekend. Good job boys, let's keep up the good work!!!
Soccer Over Kearsley
The League leading Eagle soccer team had a big night at Kearsley last night with a 8-0 shut out over Kearsley.  Katie Wilkowski had a huge night scoring 4 times and adding an assist.  Jessie Magalski had a goal and three assists; Erica Freeman scored twice, once on an assist by Gabby Freeman, and once on a PK to end the game. Sam Hawkins opened the Eagle scoring with a goal early in the game, and Alia Frederick and Ashley Peck each had an assist.

Linden JV beat Kearsley last night 10-0 to bring their record to 4-2. Hannah Whitted had 3 beautiful goals, Sydney Ganger, Madi Wabel and Madison Maxheimer each had 2 and Amelia Simberg put in 1. Linden's defense played strong not allowing any shots on net. The girls play Fenton 
tomorrow. 
Boys Track
Boys Track beat both Lapeer East and Clio. Leading the way in scoring 1st place finishes overall were: 3200 M Relay team of Andy Bennett, Blake Bloomfield, Hunter Holsinger, & Mikey Varacalli; 110 M Hurdles Kyle Frederick; 1600 M Run Dave Doyle; 800 M Run Bennett; Shot Put Andy Roberts; & Discus Alex Kissel. The track teams travel to Stockbridge Friday night. The season record now stands at 5-1 with 2 meets to go in the dual portion. 
JV Soccer Over Clio
 Linden JV beat Clio 5-2 last night to bring their record to 3-2.  Madison Maxheimer had 2 goals with Amelia Simberg, Sydney Ganger and Hannah Whitted each scoring 1. The JV girls play Kearsley tomorrow and Fenton on Friday.
8th Grade Boys Baseball Cancelled
The 8th Grade Baseball game scheduled for this evening has been cancelled due to weather. 
Softball at Brandon
Linden lost both games to Brandon on Monday. The first game 11-2. Rhiannon Morse singled and scored on a Sterling Degayner double. Alyssa Logie doubled to drive in Degayner. In the 2nd game, Linden lost 12-1. Alexa Marsh singled and drove in a run. Nicole Tester, Sydney Jacques and Megan Klavitter all had hits.

The Linden Eagles dropped a pair Monday night to Brandon. The Eagles were mercied in Game #1 but were able to manage six runs.  Kim Freitas pitched and collected four strike outs in game one and managed to also score for the Eagles. Karley Kraus, McKenzy Armstrong, Cayla Wierenga, Alison Lossing, and Taylor Stoolmaker each came across the plate.
In game two the Eagles fought a close battle losing 10 to 13.  Kim Freitas pitched the complete 5 innings and collected another one more strikeout on the night. In the second inning the Lady Eagles made a great run scoring 7 runs.  Makia Ash, Taylor Stoolmaker and Karley Kraus each crossed the plate twice in game 2. Freitas, Vargas, Wierenga and Klocek each scored one run on the night. 
The Eagles take on Lapeer East away at 4pm. Currently the Eagles are 1-8 on the season. 
JV Baseball Sweeps Brandon
The JV Baseball team swept both games of a doubleheader from visiting Brandon on Monday by the scores of 11-6 and 5-3.
Linden found itself trailing in game 1 until a 4 run fourth inning and 6 run sixth inning put the game away.
Bailey Davis, Ty Hoeberling, and Nick Rossow each had 2 hits in the game for Linden. Also getting hits for Linden were Aaron Sarkon (double) , Sawyer Benge, and Ryker Rivera. Hoeberling had 3 RBI and Rossow had 2 RBI. Bailey Davis was the winning pitcher. He pitched all 7 innings, striking out 7 batters.
In game 2, Linden had just 4 hits. Once again the Eagles trailed early on. Down 3-0 after 2 innings, the Eagles exploded for 4 runs in the third inning and 1 more in the fourth inning to earn the victory. Ty Hoeberling, Logan Steiert, Ryker Rivera, and Chase Coleman (double) each had 1 hit. Rivera had 2 RBI. Chase Coleman pitched the entire 5 inning game, striking out 3 batters.
Varsity Baseball Splits with Brandon
The Varsity Baseball team traveled to Brandon and split the double header losing the opener 0-5 but bouncing back in the nightcap winning 12-5.

In the First game, Austin Buerkel started on the mound and left the game after 2 innings with the score Brandon 1, Linden 0. Buerkel got the loss in the game, giving up 0 hits, walking 2, striking out 1 and allowing zero earned runs. Relieving Buerkel and pitching the remainder of the game was Kevin Bates. Bates gave up 4 hits, 3 earned runs, struck out 2 and walked 2. Offensively the Eagles only managed 3 hits in the game, 2 which came in the 7th inning. Getting the hits for the Eagles were Travis Petts, Marshael Ryan and Kevin Bates. The Eagles committed 6 costly errors in the game. Overall the Blackhawks outhit the Eagles 4 to 3.

In the second game, Marshael Ryan started on the mound and pitched a complete, gritty 7 inning complete game victory. Ryan allowed 9 hits, walked 2, struck out 6 and allowed 4 earned runs. Offensively the Eagles pounded out 13 hits. The hits were tallied by Hunter Luchenbill with 3, Brady Sarkon and Marshael Ryan with 2, while Austin Buerkel, Jake Marshall, Cameron Cook, Adam Tatara, Travis Petts and Travis Rinks each had one. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Hunter Luchenbill with 3, Jake Marshall with 2, while Austin Buerkel, Marshael Ryan, Cameron Cook, Adam Tatara and Travis Rinks each scored 1. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Brady Sarkon and Marshael Ryan with 3, while Hunter Luchenbill batted in 2 and Cameron Cook and Travis Rinks each batted in one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Blackhawks 14 to 9.
Eagles Soccer Over Clio
Katie Wilkowski recorded a hat-trick for the Eagles to lead the offense in a 4-0 win over the Mustangs at Claude Cranston Field this evening.  Sarah Ford scored the fourth goal to preserve the shut-out for the league leading Eagles.  Alia Frederick, Sarah Ford and Erica Freeman assisted on the Eagle goals.  Bridget Adams and Madison Paige split keeper duties to earn their 4th shut out on the season.  Linden is now 3-0 in the Flint Metro League and 7-3 overall. 
Spartan Classic
Boys track and field traveled to MSU campus Friday for a 15 team invite. There was some outstanding performances on the day. Leading the way was Justin McKenzie setting a new Meet Record in Pole Vault and taking 1st place with a vault of 14'. Kyle Frederick finished 2nd in the 300 M Hurdles and 4th in Long Jump, setting season bests in both. Alex Kissel also set a lifetime PR in discus to finish 5th. Kyle Korman finished 8th in shot put. Linden placed in 3 out of 4 relays in the top 8 as well. The boys and girls track teams host Lapeer East and Clio this Wednesday, hope to see you at the track. 
Chesaning Invitational
The Linden Varsity Softball team took 2nd place in the Chesaning Tournament on April 26th. Linden won their pool by defeating Merrill 6 to 3 and Pewamo-Westphalia 8 to 6. In the semi finals against Chesaning, Linden won 12 to 9 to advance to the finals where they fell to Durand 10 to 0 to take runner up in the 12 team tournament. Alexa Marsh on the mound won 2 games and got a save. She struck out 21 on the day. Kim Frietas started the game against Pewamo-Westphailia and earned her first varsity win pitching, striking out 4. Rhiannon Morse led the offense with a .583 obp scoring 6 runs and stealing 5 bases. Nicole Tester hit .400 including 2 doubles, scored 3 runs, 2 rbi's and a stolen base. Sydney Jacques added 4 hits and 2 rbi's while playing 3 different positions for the Eagles.
Varsity Baseball wins two - - beats Carman-Ainsworth and Flint Powers in Tom Cole Greater Flint Tournament advancing to the Finals!
The Varsity Baseball team won two games on Sunday by scores of 2-1 vs. Carman-Ainsworth and 10-2 mercy to Flint Powers. The victories will give the Eagles a birth into the Championship game which will be held Memorial Day at 7:00 p.m. at Flint Stan Broome Park.

In the First game vs. Carman-Ainsworth, Tim Sines pitched a solid 5 innings, picking up the win. Sines allowed 2 hits, walked 2, struck out 2 and allowed zero earned runs. Relieving Sines was Travis Rinks who pitched 1 inning, walking 1 and striking out 1. Finishing the game and picking up the save for the Eagles was Jake Marshall. Marshall came into the game in the 7th inning with 2 runners on base and zero out with only a 1 run lead. He proceeded to walked 1, struck out 1 but held off the late charge by the Cavaliers to bring home the save and victory for the Eagles. Offensively the Eagles hits were tallied by Jacob Klocek with 2, while Austin Buerkel, Brady Sarkon, Marshael Ryan, Cameron Cook and Kevin Bates all tallied one. Scoring the runs for the Eagle were Cameron Cook and Jacob Klocek while the runs were batted in by Austin Buerkel and Kevin Bates. Overall the Eagles outhit the Cavaliers 7 to 2.

In the second game vs. Flint Powers, Jacob Marshall started on the mound and picked up the complete 5 inning game mercy victory. Marshall was solid, scattering 6 hits while striking out 5, walking 0 and allowing 2 earned runs. Offensively the Eagles pounded out 10 runs on 10 hits. The hits were lead by Austin Buerkel with 3, while Brady Sarkon and Adam Tatara each had 2. Also getting one hit in the game was Jake Marshall, Marshael Ryan and Travis Petts. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Jake Marshall, Adam Tatara and Travis Petts with 2 each, while Austin Buerkel, Marshael Ryan, Cameron Cook and Kevin Bates each scored once. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Brady Sarkon with 3, while Austin Buerkel had 2. Also batting in one run a piece was Jake Marshall, Adam Tatara, Kevin Bates and Travis Petts. Overall the Eagles outhit the Chargers 10 to 6.
JV Baseball at Clarkston Tourney
The JV Baseball team went 1-1 at the Clarkston Tournament, defeating Brandon 8-7 before losing to Bloomfield Hills 9-4.

In the opener the Eagles got up quickly scoring 2 runs in the first, 3 runs in the second, and 1 run in the third inning to build up a 6-0 lead. Brandon came back to tie it up with 2 in the third and 4 in the fourth. Each team scored a run in the 6th. Linden scored 1 in the top of the seventh and held on for the win.

Chris Kitch led the Linden hitting attack with 3 hits and 3 RBI.
Cole Sarkon and Aaron Sarkon each added 2 hits as well.
Also getting hits for Linden were Ryker Rivera, Sawyer Benge, Logan Steiert, and Jamon Link.

Chris Kitch pitched well the first 3 innings, striking out 5 batters - before arm soreness forced him from the game.
Trey Link pitched well in his 2 innings - striking out 2 batters.
Ty Hoeberling got the win in relief, pitching 2 innings and striking out 1.


Linden jumped all over Bloomfield Hills as well with 2 runs in the first and second innings to build up a 4-1 lead. But the bats went silent after that and that doomed the Eagles.

Tyler Hoeberling had 2 hits in the game.
Bailey Davis and Logan Steiert each had 1 hit.

Lucas Marshall pitched well in 5 & 1/3 innings - allowing just 3 hits while striking out 7 batters.
Aaron Sarkon pitched the last 2/3 of the last inning and struck out 1 batter.

Varsity Baseball Cancelled
The varsity baseball game today at Broome Park has been cancelled.  The game has been re-scheduled to Sunday at 1:30 v. Carman at Broome Park. 
JV Softball at Kearsley
The Eagles took on Kearsley Thursday night losing two tough games to the Hornets. The Eagles came out strong and quickly sat down the Hornets in the first 2 innings. Kyra Klocek played short stop and collected half of the outs in the first 2 innings.  Kim Freitas pitched and limited Kearsley's ability to hit but it was fielding errors that allowed the Hornets to pull ahead.  The Eagles didn't get down they fought back and put across 4 runners. Taylor Stoolmaker was hot at the plate scoring 2 of the 4 runs in the first game.  Makia Ash and Karley Kraus each added a run. 
In game 2 Kim Freitas took the mound again and came back even stronger. Freitas was throwing harder and was keeping the Hornets on their toes at the plate.  On the night she collected 3 strikeouts but pitched a great game to make most of their hits easy grounders or hanging pop ups.  At the plate it was 3 up and 3 down for the Eagles each inning.  However, this was not due to a lack of hitting. The girls were hitting rockets right at players.  Unfortunately, this happens in softball but a coach can't be mad about aggressive hitters putting it into play. Kyra Klocek and Karly Kraus scored in game 2.  Overall, the team is showing great improvements and we look forward to our 3 double headers and home tourney next week!
Currently the Eagles are 1-5 they play again Monday at home vs. Brandon at 4pm 
Flint Metro League Standings
Flint Metro League Standings for the 2014 Spring season can be found by clicking here
Golfers Win
The varsity Eagle golf team was host to Lapeer West on Thursday and defeated them 163-171. Tyler Ziccardi was the match medalist carding a 39 at Spring Meadows.  Zack Sutika and Dylan Elmer each shot 41 and Alec Bond rounded out the scoring for Linden with a 42.  The Eagles will travel to Mason tomorrow to participate in the Optomist tournament. 
Another Soccer ShutOut
The varsity soccer team improved to 6-3 with a 7-0 shut out at Carman Ainsworth last evening.  Jessie Magalski opened the scoring early in the game on an assist by Katie Wilkowski. Additional Eagle scoring came from Katie Wilkowski (2); Alia Frederick, Gabby Freeman, Erica Freeman and was finished off with another Magalski goal.  Assists came from Magalski (2); Sarah Ford, Teresa Walterhouse, Alia Frederick and Ashley Peck.  Bridget Adams and Madison Paige split the keeper duties and held CA scoreless.  The Eagles are now 6-3 on the season. 
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Kearsley 11-2 and 2-1
In the first game, the Eagles bats exploded early in route to a 11-2 victory. Pitching for the Eagles and getting the win on the mound was Austin Buerkel who went 4 innings, giving up 3 hits and striking out 2, allowing 1 earned run. Relieving Buerkel was Tim Sines who pitched 3 innings and only giving up 1 hit and zero runs. Offensively the Eagles exploded for 14 hits, including a 7 run first inning. Getting the hits were Jake Marshall (3), Austin Buerkel (2), Brady Sarkon (2), Cameron Cook (2), Travis Rinks (2), while Marshael Ryan, Hunter Luchenbill, and Ben Baker all tallied 1 hit a piece. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Jake Marshall (3), Austin Buerkel (2), Brady Sarkon (2), Cameron Cook (2), Travis Rinks (2), while Marshael Ryan, Hunter Luchenbill and Ben Baker all scored one. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Jake Marshall (3), Austin Buerkel (2) while Marshael Ryan, Hunter Luchenbill, Jacob Klocek and Travis Rinks all had one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Hornets 14 to 4.

In the Second game, the Eagles battled and held off the Hornets to a 2-1 victory. Pitching and getting the win was Marshael Ryan who pitched a complete game 6 inning victory. Ryan allowed only 2 hits, while striking out 3 and allowing zero earned runs. Offensively the Eagles managed 7 hits, including 3 by Brady Sarkon, 2 by Adam Tatara and one each by Marshael Ryan and Kevin Bates. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Jake Marshall and Hunter Luchenbill. Overall the Eagles outhit the Hornets 7 to 2 in the contest.
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 ďPackĒ 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.

 
ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI
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.



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.
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