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Upcoming Events
8/22/2017
- Link Leader Training
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
8/23/2017
- Link Leader Training
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8/28/2017
- Fresman Orientation
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9/29/2017
 
Linden Athletic News
Tryout Cards for Fall
You can pick up your tryout cards in the Athletic Office beginning on July 31st.  Our office will be open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.  In order to pick up your tryout card you will need the following:

Current Sports Physical dated after April 15, 2017
Athletic Handbook form signed by both student and parent.
Athletic Emergency form.  
Pay to Participate ($125) and Athletic Trainer ($50) fees.
All prior obligations must be paid in full.

Football begins on August 7th.  All other fall sports begin on August 9th.
Athletic Office Closed for the Summer
The Athletic Office will be closed from Thursday, June 22nd through Monday, July 31st.  
Girls Varsity Soccer Regional Champions
Congratulations to our Eagles Girls Varsity Soccer who made history - First Regional Title for our Eagles Girls Soccer Program. Next stop; Soccer State Semi Finals which will be played on Tuesday June 13th at 7 pm. The game will be played at Novi Meadows Stadium. The Meadows Stadium is located on the corner of 11 mile and Taft Road. Go Eagles!!!!
State Bank Athlete of the Year Banquet
Congratulations to Alia Frederick and Jack Shore for being nominated as Linden High School's State Bank Athlete of the Year. Alia and Jack attended with their parents at a banquet hosted by The State Bank and was held at Spring Meadows Country Club in Linden. Special Congratulations to Alia Frederick who was selected as the Female State Bank Athlete of the Year!! 
State Bank Athlete of the Year Banquet
Congratulations to all Student Athletes from Linden, Fenton, Holly, Lake Fenton and Hartland who were nominated for the State Bank Athlete of the Year Award.
Girls Varsity Soccer District Champs
Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Soccer Team - District Champs. 2-0 over the Fenton Tigers
Girls Varsity Soccer Win in District Semi Finals
Congratulations to The Girls Varsity Soccer Team who won 2-1 over Halsett. The Soccer Team now advances to the District Finals vs Fenton. The game will be at Fowlerville High School on Friday Jun 2nd at 6:30 pm.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to the following Student Athletes who have been named State Bank Athlete of the Week
 
Lucas Marshall                      Baseball
Lucas Marshall has been steady on the mound all year for the Linden Eagles recording his 9th win. He won two games (his 8th & 9th win) on the mound allowing 1 run (0 earned runs) as he beat Holly 5-1 and then shut out Fowlerville 3-0.  He struck out 7, .000 era & .938 WHIP to conclude a great week.
 
Alexandra Premo                  Girls Lacrosse
Alex plays Attack/Midfield for the Fenton-Linden Heat and played an important role in the Heats' 1-2 record for the past week. Alex won 8 Ground Balls, 5 Draws, had 3 Intercepted Passes, played High Pressure defense, scored 2 Goals and had 2 assists in three games. Loss to Walled Lake Northern, 8-10, Win over Saginaw Heritage, 14-8 and Loss to Lake Orion, 5-20 (Alex scored 2 goals/1 assist)
 
Heather Crampton                Softball
Heather Crampton was 9-11 for  a .818 batting average during the week helping Linden to a 3-1 record in 4 games during the week.  The wins included a sweep of Fowlerville and a split with league foe Holly.  She recorded 14 putouts and 2 assists in 16 total chances in the field.  She also had 2 doubles, 3 RBI's and a walk.
 
Ashley Bertschy         Softball
In 5 games Ashley had 12 hits in 19 at bats for a .632 batting average.  She bombed 3 home runs including a walk off winning 3 run homer vs #4 ranked (D4)  Rogers City.  Ashley also drove in 11 runs and scored 8 times.... All from the leadoff spot!  Ashley's Slugging percentage was 1.158 and she also fielded her position (CF) flawless with zero errors over the five games.
Varsity Girls Soccer
Eagles Girls Soccer defeated the East Lansing Trojans 4 - 0 in the first round of Districts. The Eagles played strong a defense in the shutout against the Trojans at the East Lansing Soccer Complex. The Eagles face Haslett tonight May 31st at 6 pm at Fowlerville for round 2 of District Playoffs.
JV Baseball Defeats Byron
Linden JV Baseball defeated neighboring Byron twice yesterday by the scores of 9-4 and 10-1.
 
In the first inning of game 1 Seeger Degayner hit a one out double and came home on Easton Giacomantonio’s double.  Giaco came home on Nathan Howard’s RBI single. In the second the Eagles added another run when Duncan Jacques blasted a long solo Homerun to right. In the third the Eagles scored 2 more when Luke Kenney got hit by a pitch and following another Howard single came home on a fielder’s choice. Howard then came home on Jacques second hit of the game.  The scoring continued in the 4th.  Seeger Degayner and Luke Kenney Reached base and came home on Jeff Metzger’s towering 3 run homer to right.  Duncan Jacques got the start and win for Linden going 3 innings and striking out 6 and giving up 3 runs.  He had solid relief help from Alex White and Rory Shattuck.  The latter 2 just called up from the Freshman Team and making their JV debuts and doing a fine job. White struck out 3 and walked 1 and gave up a lone run in 3 innings of work and Shattuck struck out and walked 1 in his inning of work.
 
In game 2 Seeger DeGayner had a first inning walk and came home on an Easton Giacomantonio RBI single. In the 3rd Colby Kolmescher, making his JV debut singled and following a DeGayner walk came home on Alex White’s RBI single. Carson Mabe, another Freshman call up then walked along with Nathan Howard.  They came home on another Giacomantonio single and a Luke Kenney Sacrifice Fly.  In the 4th Kolmescher led off with his second hit of the game and scored.  In the 5th Howard walked Giacomantonio singled and Jeff Metzger followed with another walk.  Following an error by Byron, Richie Linn delivered a fabulous bunt on a squeeze play for a single. DegGayner, then sacrificed Metzger home.  In the 6th it was Mabe’s turn to get his first JV hit with a lead off single to left and he later scored.  Starter Caleb Neuville picked up the win for Linden.  He struck out 4, walked none and surrendered 1 run.  Seeger DeGayner pitched the final 3 innings for the Eagles and struck out 4 walked none and gave up just 1 hit.
 
The Eagles are now 15-4-1 on the season and  must wait to see if they will compete in the FML JV Tournament next Thursday.  The players and coaches want to thank the many parents and supporters who braved the sloppy weather to help our cause.
Collegiate Signing Day at LHS
Congratulations to 14 Linden Eagle Athletes as they make plans to play sports at the Collegiate Level. Best of Luck writing the next chapter or your athletic careers!!!  
JV Baseball will play at Byron today due to field conditions
Linden Baseball Seniors Recognized
Congratulations to the following baseball seniors who were recognized during their last home game yesterday for their dedication to Linden Baseball:  (from R to L with their parents) Jack Shore, Cole Sarkon, Aaron Sarkon (not present), Jamon Link, Sawyer Benge, Ryker Rivera, Lucas Marshall & Brendan Buerkel.
JV Baseball Drops 2 to Fenton Tigers
Sloppy play and a lack of hitting combined with good play by our opponent led to two losses to rival Fenton by the scores of 7-2 and 3-0 at Fenton High School.
 
In Game 1 Linden allowed 4 first inning runs by committing 2 errors, allowing 2 walks and surrendering 3 hits and never recovered. The Eagles only runs came in the 5th inning when Zach Horst and Dustin White walked and then scored on Seeger DeGayner’s triple.  DeGayner had a single to go with his triple and Ben King and Zach Horst also had hits.  Hunter Babcock started and took the loss for Linden with relief help from Ben King.
 
In the nightcap Linden again fell behind in the first inning.  This time by only one run.  The score stayed that way until the 4thinning when Fenton added a pair of runs to end the day’s scoring.  Linden managed a lone hit by Seeger DeGayner.
Boys Track qualifies 4 for the state meet
The boys 4x800 relay had the race of the year as they qualified handily for the state meet on June 3rd. The team was composed of Tanner Blaney, Nick McDonald, Skyler Zieske and Tyler Buchanan. Tyler also qualified in the 3200 individually, a big feat for a freshman! Other medalists were: Seeger Degayner (200), Connor Sproule (400), Tanner Blaney (1600) and the 4x100 team of Degayner, Phoenix Dickson, Noah Giacomontonio, and Luke Gibson. Great job boys! 
Girls Track has solid day at Regionals
The girls finished 5th in a very strong region on Friday. They had many outstanding performances and will be sending 2 athletes to the state meet on June 3rd. Jessica Daul qualified with a 2nd place effort in the shot put throwing an amazing 38 feet 10 inches! Alia Frederick also stamped her ticket in both hurdle events. She placed 2nd in the 100 hurdles with a school record time of 15.54! She also won the 300 hurdles by a landslide. Other medalists in the meet were: Audrey Steiert (800), Hannah Wabel (1600), Taylor Acox (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Maddie Smith (discus), Sophie Austin (HJ), Mckenzie Haubenstricker (HJ), Alexis Pisoni (LJ), Lauren O'Brien (PV). and 3 relays also medaled. They were the 4x200 (Elayna Sherwood, Maddie Koehler, Alexis Pisoni and Emma Ford), 4x400 (Ford, Acox, Steiert, Frederick) and the 4x800 (Meghan Hitt, Hannah Wabel, Emma Wabel, Emma Miller) 
Varsity Baseball Beats Grand Blanc 5-3
The Varsity Baseball Team beat Grand Blanc on Friday night 5-3 in the Greater Flint Semi-Final game.  This win advances Linden to the Finals which will be played on Memorial Day 5/29/17 vs. Flint Powers.  Hope to see our Linden fans out to support our baseball team go for its 5th Greater Flint Championship in a row!
Eagles Honored at Kiwanis Annual Banquet
Congratulations to Alia Frederick and Jack Shore Kiwanis, Athletes of the month who were honored at the Kiwanis Club of Flint Annual Banquet
JV Baseball Earns Two Shutout Victories against Fowlerville
Linden JV Baseball posted two, well earned, shutout victories, against a very good, tough, well coached, Fowlerville squad on a hot, windy day at  Linden Baseball Field.
 
In the first game, neither team could push a run across until the 4th when the Eagles Seeger DeGayner and Luke Kenney reached base on a pair of fielding errors by the Gladiators.  That set the stage for Easton Giacomantonio who laced a hard double to right center to score DeGayner.  Following a Caleb Neuville walk, Duncan Jacques drove home a run on a ground ball to second.  In the fifth Dustin White led off with a single.  He came home on a DeGayner RBI single to end the Eagle’s scoring for the day.  They would not need any more runs as starter and winner Braden Banasiak went the distance with a brilliant, gutsy,  pitching performance.  Shutting out the visitors while limiting them to just 3 hits, striking out 4 and just 2 walks.  The Eagles played good defense behind Banasiak turning their 7th and 8th double plays of the season.
 
In game 2, the Eagles scored their lone run in the 3rd inning when Zach Horst lined a 2 out single to left and that was followed by a clutch double to right center by Dustin White.  That was all the scoring the Eagles would need as Ben King equaled his teammate Banasiak’s game one performance with a shutout of his own.  Limiting the Fowlerville nine to just 3 hits while striking out 5 and walking 2.  Again the Linden defense behind their pitcher was terrific committing just 2 errors and making several sparkling plays to help their cause.
 
Linden is now 13-2-1.
 
JV Baseball Sweeps Holly
Linden’s JV Baseball team swept Holly in a doubleheader at Linden’s Baseball Field, bucking the Broncos by the scores of 8-2 and 12-0
 
In the opener neither team managed to score in the first 2 innings.  In the 3rd the Eagles scored 2 runs when Braden Banasiak walked and scored when he and Zach Horst executed a perfect hit and run with Banasiak getting a good jump and Horst smashing a hard double to left.  Horst advanced to 3rd and scored on a sac fly by Dustin White.  In the 4th the Eagles took control with Easton Giacomantonio leading off with a single, followed by a Duncan Jacques RBI single that was sandwiched around 2 walks to Richie Linn and Braden Banasiak. Then a sac fly by Horst, a walk to Ben King, and an RBI single by Howard finished the scoring.  Hunter Babcock started and carried a no hitter into the 5th inning.  He got the win with stellar relief work by Caleb Neuville.
 
The second game was all Eagles right from the start with a 4 run explosion in the 1st.  Horst led off with a single, followed by a walk to Seeger DeGayner and a double by Easton Giacomantonio.  That was followed by Luke Kenney’s 2-RBI single.  In the 3rd DeGayner led off with a single and was followed by back to back hits by Kenney and Jeff Metzger.  Then back to walks to Caleb Neuville and Richie Linn and another Horst double scored 3 more.  In the 4th Duncan Jacques started things nicely by blasting a long triple to right.  He came home on a RBI single by Giacomantonio that was followed by Kenney’s 3rd hit of the ballgame and singles by Metzger, Neuville, and Linn, to secure the victory for Linden.
 
Duncan Jacques started and pitched a solid 3 innings in his first trip back to the mound after some arm trouble, holding the Broncos 1 hit and no runs.  Braden Banasiak and Seeger DeGayner pitched hitless relief.  Linden’s defense was outstanding all day, and that, combined with a lot of pressure put on the Holly team enabled them to take both games.
 
The day was a total team effort and the coaching staff is very proud of the team’s effort.  Linden is now 11-2-1.
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Fowlerville 3-0 & 4-1
In the first game Lucas Marshall didn't allow a single run as Linden Eagles Varsity defeated Fowlerville 3-0 on Wednesday. He threw seven innings, allowing zero runs, three hits, and struck out four.  Linden Eagles Varsity had eight hits in the game. Nick Koan and Cole Sarkon each had two hits to lead Linden Eagles Varsity.  The Eagles scored two runs in the fourth inning and one in the sixth.  Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Nick Koan, Aaron Sarkon and Corbin Sines. 

In the second game, Linden Eagles Varsity defeated Fowlerville 4-1 on Wednesday after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at one with Linden Eagles Varsity batting in the top of the eighth when Jack Shore doubled driving in two runs. In the top of the sixth inning, Linden Eagles Varsity tied things up at one. With one out in the sixth inning Aaron Sarkon drove in one run when he doubled. Travis Klocek earned the win for Linden Eagles Varsity. He tossed three and two-thirds innings, allowing zero runs, three hits, striking out four, and walking one. Aaron Sarkon started the game for Linden Eagles Varsity. He went four innings, giving up one run, two hits, and striking out five. Brendan Buerkel and Aaron Sarkon each managed two hits to lead Linden Eagles Varsity.

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Athletic Boosters Meeting Tonight!
The last athletic boosters meeting of the 2016-2017 school year will be held tonight, May 15th, at 7:00 p.m. in the senior commons.
 
We will be voting on new board members.  Hope to see you there!
Varsity Baseball Defeats Corunna 2-0 in Greater Flint Tournament. Two Pitchers combine to throw no-hitter!
The Linden Eagles Varsity baseball team defeated Corunna 2-0 on Wednesday, as Aaron Sarkon and Travis Klocek teamed up to throw a no-hitter. Travis Klocek induced a fly out to get the last out of the game. Linden Eagles Varsity took an early lead in the first inning. With two outs in the first inning Aaron Sarkon drove in one run when he doubled over the left fielders head.  Aaron Sarkon also earned the win for Linden Eagles Varsity. He pitched two and a third innings, giving up zero runs, zero hits, and striking out four.  Travis Klocek pitched four and two third innings, giving up zero runs, zero hits and striking out five.  Aaron Sarkon and Cole Sarkon each drove in one run to lead Linden Eagles Varsity.  Cole Sarkon also collected two hits in the contest.  Linden Eagles Varsity didn't commit a single error in the contest.

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State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Liz Rakowski (Varsity Softball) State Bank Athlete of the Week.
 
In 7 games Liz hit .607 ( 17 for 28 ) She hit 3 home runs 5 doubles, and drove in 15 runs, In leading Linden to a 5 and 2 record, Including a tournament championship at the Holt tournament. She also scored 13 runs and slugged at a 1.107 rate. 
 
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Jack Shore (Varsity Baseball) State Bank Athlete of the Week -
 
Linden only played one DH this week due to weather but Jack Shore had another great week helping Linden win 9-0 & 10-0. He hit .500 on the week (3 for 6) with 3 runs scored, 3 RBI's and 2 stolen bases. He also hit .750 with runners in scoring position. I should note, Jack offensively on the season is hitting a team lead.500!!!! (16 for 32). Jack also pitched a complete 5 inning mercy victory shutout this past week. In the 5 innings he pitched and won vs Kearsley, he struck out 10 (which averages 2 strike outs an inning)!!!! He even struck out 8 in a row at one point while giving up only 1 hit and walking zero.
JV Baseball Sweeps Clio
The Linden JV Baseball Team swept a doubleheader from visiting Clio yesterday, winning the first game 12-8 and taking the nightcap 8-1.
 
In the first game the Mustangs scored first getting a run in the opening inning. The Eagles then answered with 5 of their own in the second on 4 straight walks and an RBI single by Zach Horst.  The visitors added 2 in the 4th, but then the Linden Boys turned the bats loose in their half of the inning.  Seeger DeGayner and Luke Kenney had back to back singles.  Then Nathan Howard reached base.  Ben King followed with an RBI single.  Caleb Neuville and Braden Banasiak followed with singles and that set the stage for second baseman Zach Horst as the he delivered an impressive 3run homer over the fence in Left. The first homerun the old ball yard had surrendered in 2 years.  The Mustangs scored 2 in the 6th, to end the game’s scoring resulting in the 12-8 final.  Jeff Metzger started and got the win for Linden, with good relief help from Ben King.  Dustin White also had a hit for the Eagles.
 
Game 2 was never close.  Clio once again opened the scoring in the 2nd with their only run of the contest.  After that it was all Eagles as the Linden boys scored 8 unanswered runs to win going away.  Easton Giacomantonio was hit by a pitch and that was followed by singles by Richie Linn and Calib Neuville, plating Giacomantonio.  A Duncan Jacques walk was followed by a Zach Horst 2 RBI single.  The onslaught continued in the 4tth as back to back walks to Neuville and Jacques and another single by Horst scored 2.  Dustin White reached base on an error and King brought home the band with a hard hit double to left.  Braden Banasiak started and was brilliant on the mound, going the distance to get the win.  He gave up a lone run, scattering 6 hits, striking out 3 and, most importantly, walking none.  The Eagles played strong defense all day.
 
Horst finished the day with 4 hits including that 3 run Homer.
 
Linden is now 9-2-1 on the season.
Varsity Baseball sweeps Clio 3-1 & 5-0
In the first game, the Linden Eagles Varsity defeated Clio 3-1 on Monday after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at zero with Linden Eagles Varsity batting in the top of the fifth when Corbin Sines hit a sacrifice fly to drive in a run. The pitching was strong on both sides. Lucas Marshall struck out 11, while hurlers for Clio sat down 11. Marshall earned the win for Linden Eagles Varsity. He went seven innings, allowing one run, five hits, and striking out 11. Corbin Sines, Ryker Rivera, and Jamon Link each drove in one run to lead Linden Eagles Varsity. Linden Eagles Varsity was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error.

In the second game, Jack Shore didn't allow a single run as Linden Eagles Varsity defeated Clio 5-0 on Monday. Shore allowed just one hit. An early lead helped propel Linden Eagles Varsity to victory. Linden Eagles Varsity took the lead on a single in the first inning. With one out in the first inning Aaron Sarkon drove in one run when he singled. Jack Shore earned the win for Linden Eagles Varsity. He went seven innings, surrendering zero runs, one hit, striking out 13, and walking zero. Linden Eagles Varsity collected six hits. Rivera and Sarkon eac had two hits
to lead Linden Eagles Varsity. Linden Eagles Varsity didn't commit a single error in the field.


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Varsity Baseball Sweeps Kearsley 9-0 and 10-0 (5 innings)
In the first game, the Linden Eagles Varsity defeated Kearsley 9-0 on Tuesday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. An early lead helped propel Linden Eagles Varsity to victory. Linden Eagles Varsity scored on an error in the second inning and a single by Brendan Buerkel. Linden Eagles Varsity captured the lead in the first inning. Aaron Sarkon's sac fly scored one run for Linden Eagles Varsity. Linden Eagles Varsity scored six runs in the third inning. Linden Eagles Varsity scored on a single by Jamon Link, a single by Ryker Rivera, and a single by Nick Koan. Lucas Marshall earned the win for Linden Eagles Varsity. He tossed three and a third innings, giving up zero runs, one hit, striking out four, and walking one.  Travis Klocek induced a groundout to finish off the game.  Klocek was solid, throwing three and two third innings, giving up zero runs, one hit, striking out two and walking zero.  Linden Eagles Varsity collected eight hits. Buerkel, Link, and Rivera all had two hits to lead Linden Eagles Varsity. Rivera led Linden Eagles Varsity with three stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 11 stolen bases.

In the second game, Jack Shore didn't allow a single run as Linden Eagles Varsity defeated Kearsley 10-0 on Tuesday. Shore allowed just one hit in his complete 5 game shutout win on the mound. Linden Eagles Varsity scored five runs in the fifth inning. Linden Eagles Varsity's big inning was driven by a single by Jack Shore and a single by Parker Mabe. Shore earned the win for Linden Eagles Varsity. He tossed five innings, surrendering zero runs, one hit, striking out ten, and walking zero.  Linden Eagles Varsity collected 11 hits.  Koan, Shore, and Mabe all had two hits to lead Linden Eagles Varsity. Linden Eagles Varsity was sure-handed and didn't commit a single error.

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Baseball and Softball Update -
All Varsity and JV Baseball/Softball Games vs Kearsley will be at Linden HS starting at 4:00 pm.
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Bath 11-0 (5 inn) and 9-0
The Varsity Baseball Team swept visiting Bath on Thursday winning game one 11-0 (5 inning mercy) and game two 9-0.

In the first game, the Eagles bats exploded, scoring 11 runs in 5 innings on 10 hits.  Ryker Rivera, Brendan Buerkel and Nick Koan each had 2 hits, while Aaron Sarkon, Jack Shore, Cole Sarkon and Sawyer Benge each had one hit.  Lucas Marshall picked up the win on the mound, pitching the entire 5 inning game and not allowing a run.  He struck out 8 and gave up 3 hits and zero walks.

In the second game, The Eagles scored 9 runs on 5 hits.  Jack Shore had 2 hits, while Ryker Rivera, Brendan Buerkel and Nick Koan each had one hit.  Pitching 5 quality innings picking up the win was Travis Klocek.  Klocek only allowed 2 hits, walked zero and struck out 6.  Jack shore closed the game for the Eagles, pitching 2 innings, not allowing a hit, walking zero and striking out 3. 
Flint Kiwanis Luncheon
Today at the Kiwanis Luncheon Jack Shore was honored as the Athlete of the Month. Congratulations to Jack on receiving recognition for his athletic and academic accomplishments.
Linden JV Baseball vs. Flushing
Linden’s JV Baseball team was happy to play at home for the first time this young season.  Unfortunately being at home did not translate into a good day at the plate for the Eagles, as a lack of hitting wasted a good defensive effort and resulted in the Eagles coming away with a tie and a loss to the visiting Flushing Raiders..
 
In the first game the Eagles drew first blood in the 4th inning, when Ben King singled and came around to score.  In the 5thEaston Giacomantonio drew a walk and scored on Jeff Metzger’s RBI double, giving Linden a 2-0 lead.  Flushing scored single runs each in the 6th and 7th inning to tie the game and neither squad scored in the one inning tiebreaker resulting in the 2-2 tie.  Phoenix Dickson had a single and a spectacular diving catch for the Eagles.  Hunter Babcock started and pitched well for Linden.
 
In the second game it was the Raider’s turn to score first as the first three batters reached base and scored.  Both teams traded one run apiece the rest of the way resulting in a 4-1 victory for the visitors.  Linden’s lone run came when Braden Banasiak drew a walk and scored on Dustin White’s RBI double.  Banasiak started and took the loss.  He was relieved by Jeff Metzger who pitched well. 
 
The Eagles will travel to Kearsley High School next Monday to try to get back on the winning track.
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Softball - Linden - Jill Widner
Congratulations to Linden Softball player Jill Widner as she is this weeks winner for athlete of the week, In 5 games Jill hit .563 she was 9 for 16. 7 RBI's 6 runs scored. Jill pitched a shut out against Flushing in a metro league game. Congratulations to Jill for her athletic accomplishments and the deserving award of State Bank Athlete of the Week.
Kiwanis Athlete of the Month
Congratulations to Jack Shore, Kiwanis Athlete of the Month. Jack will be honored along with his parents at a Kiwanis Luncheon in Flint on Apr 27th. Jack was selected for his athletic accomplishments and his academic achievements.  Again - Congratulations to Jack Shore.
LInden played in the Saginaw Soccer Showcase on Saturday.
Game 1. 
LInden defeated 5th rank DeWitt 2 to 1 . Audrey Stiert from Shelby Holscher on goal 1. Goal 2 came by Taylor Acox from Emily Waltrip 
 
Game 2.
LInden tied Division 1 Northville 2 to 2. Alia Frederick had both goals assisted from Audrey Stiert and Maddie Satan.
 
Game 
LInden shutout division 1 Midland 2 to 0. Alia Frederick had both goals
 
Madison Paige in net for all three games. 
 
LInden moves to 8-1-1
Varsity Baseball Splits with Flushing on Friday 4/21
Despite leading for 11 out of the 12 innings in a league matchup vs. Flushing, the Varsity Baseball team split games winning in the first game 6-2, while dropping a tough game 4-5 in 5 innings.

In the first game, An early lead helped Linden Eagles Varsity defeat Flushing 6-2 on Friday. Linden Eagles Varsity took an early lead in the second inning. Cole Sarkon hit into a fielder's choice, scoring one run. Linden Eagles Varsity scored three runs in the sixth inning. Linden Eagles Varsity's big inning was driven by a fielder's choice by Corbin Sines and a single by Ryker Rivera. Lucas Marshall earned the win for Linden Eagles Varsity. He went five innings, giving up zero runs, two hits, and striking out three. Brendan Buerkel, Jack Shore, Jamon Link, Rivera, Sines, and Nick Koan all had one hit to lead Linden Eagles Varsity.

In the second game, Linden Eagles Varsity stayed in it until the end, but Flushing pulled away late in a 5-4 victory on Friday. Flushing was down 4-1 early, and then 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth inning  Linden Eagles Varsity took an early lead in the first inning. Aaron Sarkon drove in one when he singled in the first inning. Linden Eagles Varsity had seven hits in the game. Sarkon and Jack Shore each collected multiple hits for Linden Eagles Varsity. Shore, Sarkon, and Cole Sarkon each drove in one run to lead Linden Eagles Varsity. Linden Eagles Varsity didn't commit a single error in the field.

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8th Grade Baseball vs. Kearsley is cancelled for today, 4/21
JV Baseball Splits with Bay City John Glen
Tuesday Linden JV baseball traveled to Bay City John Glenn High School to play one of the more respected programs in the Region. The Bobcats are usually good and this year is no exception.  The Eagles split the two games losing the first one 15-5 before coming back to win the nightcap 6-2.
 
In the first game, inconsistent offense, sloppy base running, and poor defense was the Eagle’s downfall.  The Eagles spotted the Glennies a 5 run lead before scoring in the 5th when Seeger DeGayner walked and came around to score.  In the 6th Dustin White got the second of his 2 hits followed by a Ben King single and another DeGayner walk, loading the bases.  A clutch Luke Kenney single scored White and King and all 4 runners eventually came across to pull the Eagles within striking distance.  But sloppy play in the bottom half of the inning proved too much as the Bobcats pulled away and ended the game.  Ben King took the loss for the Eagles
 
Game 2 was another story.  The Eagles came out focused and aggressive from the first pitch and the Glennies had pressure on them all game until they cracked. 
 
Jeff Metzger reached base on an error in the 2nd inning. He was followed by a Nathan Howard sharp single to left and scored on Zak Horst’s RBI single.  In the 4th Seeger DeGayner led off with long triple to center and scored on a Luke Kenney full count RBI single.  In the 6th two more runs came with Phoenix Dickson getting hit by a pitch followed by a DeGayner single, and a Kenney walk.  An error scored Dickson and a Sacrifice Fly by Metzger scored DeGayner and the Bobcats knew they were in trouble.  In the 7th the Eagles turned on the power and put the game away.  Horst led off with a 300 foot triple and scored on Ben King’s RBI single. Then Dickson hit a 300 foot double to left driving in King.  Calib Neuville then retired the side to end the game. 
 
The Eagles collected 9 hits with 2 by Horst and DeGayner and one each by Dustin White, King, Kenney, Dickson and Howard.  Braden Banasiak started and picked up the win, with excellent relief work by Duncan Jacques and Calib Neuville.  Every player on the roster played a role in this win including injured Jacob Conley who was a great teammate and supporter in the dugout.  The Eagles are now 5-1 on the young season.
Girls Track Sweeps Brandon/Clio, Boys Split
The track teams ran through rain and wind Wednesday on their way to a great start to the 2017 Metro League season. 

The Girls team beat both Brandon and Clio and received victories from the following athletes: Hannah Wabel (800, 1600), Meghan Hitt (3200), Alia Frederick (100 hurdles, 300 hurdles), Jessica Daul (Shot put) and Alexis Pisoni (Long Jump). Great job girls!

The boys beat Brandon and lost a close meet with Clio. Event winners for the boys were: Andrew Burns (shot put, discus), Tyler Buchanan (3200) and Nick McDonald (800, 1600). 
 
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Bay City John Glenn 6-0 and 5-1
In the first game, Linden Eagles Varsity defeated Bay City John Glenn 6-0 on Tuesday as Lucas Marshall and Travis Klocek combined to throw a shutout, while Marshall picked up the win.  Linden Eagles Varsity collected 12 hits. Nick Koan, Ryker Rivera, Jamon Link, Aaron Sarkon, and Brendan Buerkel each collected multiple hits for Linden Eagles Varsity. Linden Eagles Varsity was sure-handed in the field and didn't commit a single error.

In the second game, Linden Eagles Varsity took home a 5-1 victory over Bay City John Glenn on Tuesday. Aaron Sarkon earned the win for Linden Eagles VarsityJohn Miller, Jack Shore & Mike Brown pitched the remainder of the game. Linden Eagles Varsity had ten hits in the game. Ryker Rivera, Brendan Buerkel, and Drake McLaughlin each collected multiple hits for Linden Eagles Varsity. Buerkel and Rivera each drove in two runs to lead Linden Eagles Varsity.

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JV Baseball Wins 2 Against Creek
Linden Traveled to Swartz Creek and came home with 2 hard fought victories against a tough Swartz Creek squad.
 
The first game took 8 innings to get the win, but the Eagles got the job done with clutch hitting, gritty pitching, and solid defense.  The Eagles were held scoreless until the 5th inning when a walk to Ben King led to a tying run. 
 
In the top of the first extra frame, Braden Banasiak and Jeff Metzger reached base and eventually scored to secure the victory.
 
Banasiak pitched 6 strong, tough, innings for Linden, keeping his team in the game and giving them a chance to get the win.  He was relieved by Jeff Metzger who got the victory.
 
 
 
In game 2 a shortened affair that was called by the umpire due to darkness. The Eagles jumped on the Dragons in the first with a Zak Horst single and a Dustin White double.
 
In the 2nd inning Calib Neuville walked and a perfect Richie Linn bunt set up the scoring for Linden. Horst followed with an RBI single, scoring Neuville.
 
Jeff Metzger then retired Swartz Creek in the final inning making for a fun bus ride back home for the Eagles 
 
Horst and White had 2 hits a piece in the game and Jeff Metzger picked up his second win of the day by striking out 4 Dragons in 3 innings work.
 
The Eagle players and coaches want to thank all of the parents and supporters who braved a frigid day and evening to travel to Swartz Creek to cheer them on. Those wins could not have happened without your efforts. Thank you.
JV Baseball Beats Lake Fenton
The Linden JV Baseball team traveled to Lake Fenton for their first double header of the season and got off to a fine start by bringing home 2 victories. 
 
In the first game a 5-4 Linden win, the Eagles drew first blood in the first inning with Dustin White getting hit by a pitch, stealing 2 bases and scoring on a Lake Fenton error.
 
The Eagles scored again in the 3rd inning when Zak Horst got a single, stole a base, and scored. 
 
The scoring continued in the 4th with Easton Giacamantonio getting hit by a pitch, advancing on a Luke Kenney single, and scoring on a fielder’s choice.  Braden Bansiak later walked and advanced on a double steal and scored.
 
Ben King and Braden Banasiak pitched well for Linden with Banasiak picking up the win. Zak Horst and Dustin White had 2 hits each for Linden.
 
In game 2 a 6-1 win for the Eagles, Linden again took the lead in the first inning. Horst opened the game with a single, promptly stole second and scored on a Lake Fenton Error.
 
In the 5th inning Richie Linn walked, and scored on Horst’s 300 foot double to left.
 
In the 6th the Eagles put the game away.  Banasiak walked, followed by a Jeff Metzger single.  Linn then walked.  Calib Neuville then struck out but went to first on a passed ball by the Lake Fenton catcher.  In the ensuing throw to first there was another error and the Eagle base runners all scored.  Linden base runners were aggressive all day putting constant pressure on the LakeFenton defense and it paid off with the blue Devils eventually cracking under all the pressure.
 
Duncan Jacques started and got the win for Linden.
Girls V/JV Softball
Girls Varsity and JV Softball game start times have been changed. JV will start at 2pm and Varsity will start at 4pm. Same location - Madonna University.
Varsity Baseball Splits with Swartz Creek
In the first game, the Linden Eagles Varsity fell 5-3 to Swartz Creek on Thursday despite out-hitting them eight to seven. Lucas Marshall took the loss for Linden Eagles Varsity. He pitched two and two-thirds innings, giving up three runs (1 earned), four hits, striking out one, and walking one.  Travis Klocek came in to relieve Marshall with 2 outs in the 3rd and struck out the first batter he saw.  He pitched four and a third innings, surrendering two runs (1 earned), three hits, while striking out three. Corbin Sines and Jack Shore each collected multiple hits for Linden Eagles Varsity. Ryker Rivera and Nick Koan each drove in one run.  The Eagles committed 3 errors in the contest. 

In the second game, Linden Eagles Varsity defeated Swartz Creek 7-0 on Thursday as two pitchers combined to throw a shutout. Linden Eagles Varsity secured the victory thanks to seven runs in the third inning. The big inning was thanks to a single by Parker Mabe, a bases loaded double by Brendan Buerkel, a single by Nick Koan, a double by Aaron Sarkon, and a groundout by Jack Shore. Shore earned the win for Linden Eagles Varsity on the mound. He threw four innings, allowing zero runs, one hit, while striking out four. Buerkel and Aaron Sarkon each drove in two runs to lead Linden Eagles Varsity. Linden Eagles Varsity didn't commit a single error in the field.

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Girls Varsity Soccer
Linden defeated Saginaw Heritage at Home last night 4-0 to move to the team to 1-1-0. Next game will be this Saturday Apr 15th at the Chelsea Girls Soccer Tournament.

Results of the Game ve Heritage:
Madison Paige is credited with the Shutout making 5 saves for the night.
Goals / Assist
Maddie Zayan / Madison Paige
Hannah Wabel / Alia Frederick
Alia Frederick / Erica Freeman
Maddie Zayan / Alia Frederick
Channel 12 WJRT Linden Varsity Baseball Coverage vs. Lake Fenton
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Lake Fenton 10-0 and 4-3
In the first game, John Miller struck the last out of the game, as three pitchers teamed up to a throw a no-hitter in Linden Eagles Varsity's 10-0 mercy 5 inning defeat of Lake Fenton on Tuesday. Linden Eagles Varsity secured the victory thanks to eight runs in the third inning. Linden Eagles Varsity scored on a double by Sawyer Benge, a single by Nick Koan, a single by Aaron Sarkon, a single by Jamon Link, and a single by Cole Sarkon. Lucas Marshall earned the win for Linden Eagles Varsity. He went two innings, giving up zero runs, zero hits, striking out three, and walking zero. The two relievers of Travis Klocek & John Miller helped Linden Eagles Varsity close out the victory. Travis Klocek threw two innings, while John Miller threw one. Linden Eagles Varsity had ten hits in the game. Ryker Rivera, Cole Sarkon, and Jack Shore each collected multiple hits for Linden Eagles Varsity. Linden Eagles Varsity didn't commit a single error in the field.

In the second game, Linden Eagles Varsity and Lake Fenton traded the lead back-and-forth on Tuesday, but eventually Linden Eagles Varsity prevailed 4-3. Linden Eagles Varsity took the lead for good in the fourth inning. The game was tied at three with Linden Eagles Varsity batting in the bottom of the fourth when a wild pitch scored Sawyer Benge with the go ahead run.  Lake Fenton scored three runs in the third inning, but Linden Eagles Varsity still managed to pull out the victory. Linden Eagles Varsity captured the lead in the first inning. With one out in the first inning Nick Koan drove in one run when he singled. Lake Fenton scored three runs in the third inning. Mike Brown earned the win for Linden Eagles Varsity. He pitched three innings, allowing zero runs, two hits, and striking out three. Aaron Sarkon started the game for Linden Eagles Varsity. He pitched two innings, giving up zero runs, one hit, and striking out four. Drake McLaughlin, Ryker Rivera, and Koan each drove in one run.

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March 30 Games Update
All Linden High School Athletic contests scheduled for today, Thursday, March 30th, have been canceled due to weather.  
Boys LAX vs. Ovide-Elsie is rescheduled for Apr 12th at 6pm at Fenton High School
Girls V/JV Softball vs Owosso is rescheduled for May 3rd at Owosso
Girls LAX vs Grand Blanc is rescheduled for Apr 10th at 6pm at Fenton
Girls Varsity and JV Lacrosse update
The JV Girls Lacrosse game vs Grand Blanc schedule for 3/30 at Fenton has been cancelled. The Girls Varsity Lacrosse game vs Grand Blanc on 3/30 will start at 6pm at Fenton. 
Girls Varsity and JV Soccer
Girls Varsity and JV Games vs Dansville have been cancelled today Mar 28th. Once the games have been rescheduled an announcement will be posted.
Girls Varsity Soccer
Girls Varsity Soccer scrimmage at Fenton has been cancelled due to weather.
Events on Mar 22nd
Baseball, Softball and Boys Lacrosse contests scheduled for March 22nd have been cancelled. Baseball and Softball Games have not been rescheduled at this time. The Boys Lacrosse game will be rescheduled on May 8th at 6pm at Goodrich High School.
Boys Basketball Regional Tickets
Eagles Fans - Boys Basketball Tickets for tonights game are on sale in the Athletic Office. $5.00 each - Please stop by and get your tickets early.
LFLF Gymnastics
Congratulations to Blake Hutching and Miranda Stephens for Finishing as All State Gymnasts at the MHSAA Gymnastic State Finals.
Eagles Boys Basketball
Linden Eagles Boys Basketball capture a District Title for the first time as a Class A school.  The Eagles have not seen a District Title since 1998. In OT the Eagles top the Grand Blanc Bobcats 53-51.  The next game will be regionals at Grand Blanc on Monday Mar 13th at 7pm.

www.tctimes.com/.../eagles-work-overtime...district.../article
Golf Meeting/Tryouts
Any boys interested in playing Golf this spring need to come to the golf meeting Monday the 13th at 2:30 in Mr. Darling's room (G106).  Potential golfers need to get your tryout cards from the athletic office.  If you do not get a tryout card you will not be able to tryout!  If you do not have your tryout card you CAN still come to the meeting as tryouts will be at a later date.  At the meeting we will talk about tryouts, JV and Varsity golf, tournaments, the practice and match schedule, and more.  If you have any questions before the meeting please contact coach Darling by stopping in to his room or by email.  zdarling@lindenschools.org
Thanks, and we hope to see you at the meeting.
Baseball Try-Outs 3/13 & 3/14
Baseball Try-Outs will be Monday 3/13 & Tuesday 3/14 for Freshman, JV and Varsity.  For Monday 3/13, Please show up in the HS Cafeteria at 4:45 pm with your try-out card.  If you do not bring your try-out card you will not be allowed to try-out.  If you are a catcher, please bring your catchers equipment.  We will have equipment available if you do not have your own.  We will also hold tryouts on Tuesday, 3/14.  Please meet in the cafeteria at 5:10 pm on 3/14.  Our gym time will be 5:30 - 7:15 pm on both days, however, please show up as the times identified in the HS cafeteria.
LFLF Gymnastics
The LFLF Gymnastics team will be advancing 5 girls to compete at the state meet held next Saturday. Miranda Stephens, Carly Kozlowski, Jessica Richert, Blake Hutching and Nicole HaberKamp will be representing their school in the individual competition. Competition will be held at Canton High School at 11:30 on March 11th. Congratulations and good luck at the State Finals!!!!
Eagles Wrestling
Congratulations to Dawson Blank placing #4 D2 at 145lbs and Patrick Kerr placing #5 D2 at 140lbs in the MHSAA State Wrestling Finals.
 
 
Eagles Top Tigers
The Varsity Boys Basketball team ended the regular season with a 74-63 victory over Bendle.  

9 Eagles scored in the game, led by Gavin Lund's 14 points and Cole Sarkon's 12 points.

Also scoring were Garrett Strang, Ty Hoeberling,  and Noah Giacomantonio with 9 each, Aaron Sarkon with 8, Corbin Sines with 7, Nick Koan with 5, and Hunter Michael with 1 point.
JV Boys End Season With a Win

The JV Boys basketball team finished up their season Tuesday night with a 60-40 victory over visiting Bendle.

 

9 Eagles scored in the game, led by Max James with 14 points.

 

Also scoring were Travis Klocek with 13, Seeger DeGayner with 10, Richie Linn with 7, Brenden Miller with 6, Evan Hill and Cameron Finnegan with 3 each, and Luke Kenney and Johnny Irwin with 2 each.  

 

The JV team finishes the season with a 13-5 record.

Freshmen defeat Creek to win their 10th in a row
The Linden Eagles traveled to Swartz Creek where they came away with a 54 to 36 point victory.  The Eagles once again started off strong and kept a comfortable lead through out the contest.

Scoring for the Eagles were Chad Williams with 19pts, Ryan Gillespie with 12pts, Phoenix Dickson with 9pts, Ben Coburn and Chad Kinney each with 6pts, and Samiere Johnson with 2pts.

The freshmen Eagles look to finish their season tonight with a 15-4 record if they can defeat a very tough conference rival in Fenton.  Come out and support your team!!
JV Boys Basketball Beats Creek

The Jv Boys Basketball team traveled to Swartz Creek and came away with a 49-39 victory.

 

Travis Klocek led the scoring attack with 12 points.
 

Also scoring for Linden were Brenden Miller with 11, Max James with 10, Seeger DeGayner with 8, Richie Linn with 4, Lewis Walterhouse with 2,  and Braden Banasiak and Luke Kenney with 1 each.

Freshmen boys beat Lake Orion for 9th victory in a row.
The freshmen eagles started of Tuesday's game extremely strong with great first quarter shooting and defense.  The first quarter score was 14 to 1 in favor of the eagles.  Linden stalled in the second quarter only scoring four points and allowing Lake Orion to close the gap to 6 pts.  The eagles never lost the lead and eventually extended the score to take a 14pt victory.

Leading the eagles scoring was Ryan Gillespie with 12pts, Chad Williams with 10 pts, Chad Kinney with 8pts, Phoenix Dickson with 7pts, Tyler Light with 5 pts, and Samiere Johnson and Ben Coburn with 2pts each.

The Eagles play today at conference opponent Swartz Creek.  Come out and support your team!
Varsity Boys Defeat Lake Orion
The Varsity Boys Basketball team got a much needed win over Lake Orion Tuesday night by a 71-57 score.

Aaron Sarkon led the scoring attack with 24 points and 5 rebounds.
Gavin Lund also had a big night with 20 points and 6 rebounds.
Garrett Strang added 10 points along with 6 asists.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Josh Biel with 8 points, Noah Giacomantonio with 5 points, and Corbin Sines wtih 4 points.
JV Boys Lose to Lake Orion

The JV basketball team lost its first game in over a month, dropping a 40-36 contest to Lake Orion Tuesday night.

 

Seeger DeGayner led all scorers with 14 points.

Also scoring for Linden were Brenden Miller with 9, Travis Klocek with 7, Luke Kenney with 4, and Richie Linn with 2.

​Freshmen Boys Win 8th in a Row with victory over Swartz Creek
On Wednesday the 15th the Linden Eagles took on conference opponent Swartz Creek.  It was a hard fought game throughout the contest with the Eagles coming away with a 13pt victory.  The finial score was 44 to 31.
 
Linden had three players with double digit points in the contest.  Leading the eagles scoring was Chad Williams with 13pts, Ryan Gillespie with 11pts, Samiere Johnson with 10 pts, Chad Kinney with 4pts, Tyler Light and Phoenix Dickson with 3pts each, and Ben Coburn with 1pt.

The Eagles have another busy week to finish out their season.  They play three games in three consecutive days again next week.  Come out and support your team!!!
Girls Varsity Basketball
Linden Girls Varsity Basketball lost a tough game Thursday night to Swartz Creek 60 to 45. Sterling DeGayner had a career night in scoring with 32 points she also had five rebounds. Sam Whaling added to the teams efforts with 7pts
LFLF Gymnastics
The Linden/Fenton/Lake Fenton co-op gymnastics team won their last meet of the regular season Thursday, February 16th, scoring a 139.2 against Vassar. Top scorers were Sabra Robinson, Miranda Stephens, Jessica Richert, Carly Kozlowski, Jordan Dawson and Nicole Haberkamp. Their regional competition is March 4th. Good luck ladies!!
Varsity Boys Fall to Creek
The Varstiy Boys Basketball team traveled to Swartz Creek Thursday night and came away with a 65-53 loss.

Corbin Sines led the Eagles with 10 points.  Tyler Hoeberling and Aaron Sarkon each scored 8 points, Garrett Strang scored 7 points, Cole Sarkon and Noah Giacomantonio scored 6 points each,  Hayden Mahakian scored 4 points, and Gavin Lund and Nick Koan each scored 2 points.
JV Boys Defeat Creek

The JV Boys Basketball team won its third game in 3 nights and 8th in a row Wednesday night, earning a 43-32 victory over Swartz Creek.

 

Brendan Miller led the Eagles with 13 points.

Also scoring for Linden were Seeger DeGayner with 11, Max James with 9, Luke Kenney with 8, and Travis Klocek and Cameron Finnegan with 1 each.

 

Linden is now 11-3 on the season.

​Freshmen Boys Avenge One of Only Two Conference Losses
On Tuesday night the Freshmen Eagles traveled to hostile Flushing to take on a strong team that gave them one of only two conference losses.  The Eagles fought all game and came away with a victory.  It was a tight fought battle with the final score of 38 to 35 going the eagles way.

Leading the scoring for the Eagles was Phoneix Dickson with 15pts, Ryan Gillespie with 10pts, Chad Kinney with 5pts, and Chad Williams, Samiere Johnson, Tyler Light, and Isiah Vorheis all with 2pts each.

The Eagles look to win three games in three consecutive days when they host conference opponent Swartz Creek tonight at 5:30.  Come out and support your team!!!
Varsity Boys Lose to Flushing
The Varsity Boys lost to league-leading Flushing on Tuesday night 65-34.

Garrett Strang led the Eagle attack with 11 points.
Also scoring were Cole Sarkon with 9, Ty Hoeberling and Aaron Sarkon with 5 each, and Josh Beil and Hunter Michael scored 2 points each.
JV Boys Win at Flushing

The JV Boys Basketball team picked up its second road win in 2 nights defeating Flushing 37-30 on Tuesday night.

The loss was just Flushing's second loss all year.

 

Seeger DeGayner led the scoring attack with 16 points.  

Also scoring were Travis Klocek with 8, Brendan Miller and Max James with 6 each, and Luke Kenney with 1 point.

 

The Eagles will play their third game in 3 days Wednesday at home versus Swartz Creek.

​Freshmen Boys Beat Kearsley

Monday the Eagles traveled to Kearsley where they came away with a 63 to 22 win.  The Eagles started off strong and never looked back coasting to a 41pt victory.  All of the Eagles managed to make their mark in the scoring column.

Scoring for the eagles were Isiah Vorheis with 13pts, Ben Coburn, Tyler Wolford, Tyler Light, Phoenix Dickson, and Chad Kinney all with 7pts, Chad Williams with 6pts, Ryan Gillespie with 4pts, Kyle Baldwin with 3pts, and Samiere Johnson with 2pts.

The Eagles play today at Flushing and tomorrow at home vs. Swartz Creek.  Come out and support your team!
Boys Varsity Drops Game at Kearsley
The Boys Varsity Basketball team traveled to the Hive at Kearsley High School Monday night and left with a 59-41 loss.

Gavin Lund scored 8 points to lead the Eagles.
Also scoring were Garrett Strang, Gannon Welch, Noah Giacomantonio, and Nick Koan with 7 each, Ty Hoeberling and Corbin Sines with 2 each, and Aidan Mccarthy with 1 point.
JV Boys Over Kearsley

The JV Boys Basketball team went on the road Monday night and came away with a 69-36 victory over Kearsley.  

 

The Eagles held a 21-16 lead at halftime, however a 31 point third quarter put the game out of reach.

 

Brendan Miller led all scorers with 19 points in the game.

Also scoring for Linden were Seeger DeGayner with 15, Richie Linn with 12, Travis Klocek with 8, Evan Hill with 7, Max James with 6, and Lewis Walterhouse with 2 points.

Eagles Girls Varsity Basketball
Linden Girls Varsity Basketball lost to Clio Friday night 52 to 36. Top scorers for the evening were Erin  Gillespie with 10 points, Sterling DeGayner had 9 and Cam Williams had 8.
Eagles Wrestling - Individual Districts
Congratulations to all four of our seniors as they advanced to regionals: Dawson Blank (2nd), Patrick Kerr (2nd), Aaron Steedman(3rd), and Jaylin Steedman (4th). Congratulations to our underclassmen, Justin Cygnar (3rd) and Jacob Kitowski (3rd) for also advancing to individual regionals which will be at Marysville next Saturday. Great job boys.
LFLF Gymnastics
The Linden Fenton Lake Fenton co-op gymnastics team fell short of beating Tecumseh Wednesday February 8th scoring a 133.35. Carly Kozlowski took 1st on beam and 2nd all around. Miranda Stephens took 3rd on vault and beam and 2nd on floor. Jessica Richert took 3rd on bars. Their next meet is Thursday February 16th at Vassar. 
​Freshmen Boys Basketball Sweep Clio
The Linden freshmen basketball team came away with a 64 to 44 point victory vs. conference opponent Clio to sweep the season series.  The Eagles took a lead into half time of 49 to 27 and really put the clamps down defensively in the second half only allowing 17 points to win by a comfortable margin.  

Seven of the nine Linden players made their mark in the scorebook.  Scoring for the Eagles was Chad Williams with 16 pts, Phoenix Dickson with 14 pts, Chad Kinney with 13 pts, Samiere Johnson with 9 pts, Ryan Gillespie with 8 pts, and Kyle Baldwin and Tyler Light with 2 pts each.

The Eagles have a busy next week with three games.  They play away at Kearsley Monday the 13th, away at Flushing Tuesday the 14th, and home vs. Swartz Creek Thursday the 16th.  Come out and support your Eagles!!!  
Jv Boys Soar Over Clio

The JV Boys Basketball team traveled to Clio Thursday night ant came away with a 52-29 victory.

 

The Eagles won every quarter and had built up a 43-18 lead after 3 quarters and cruised from there.

 

10 Linden players scored in the game, led by Seeger DeGayner's 15 points.

 

Also scoring for the Eagles were Brendan Miller with 11, Max James with 8, Travis Klocek with 4, Braden Banasiak and Cam Finnegan with 3 each, and Richie Linn, Evan Hill, Jacob Conly and Lewis Walterhouse with 2 points each.

Eagles Wrestling - District Champs!
The Linden wrestling team won team districts last night at Holly. In the first round the Eagles defeated cross rival Fenton 36 to 26. In the finals, the Eagles avenged a loss that they took earlier in the season to Holly by defeating them 34 to 24. Double winners for the Eagles last night were Jacob Kitowski, Koleton Strauss, Dawson Blank, Patrick Kerr, and Aaron Steedman. Splitting matches on the night were Colby Kohmescher, Justin Cygnar, Caleb White, Colton Powell, Avery Jacobs, and Jaylin Steedman. The Eagles will wrestle next Wednesday night at Goodrich in Team Regionals. Please come out and support your team. 
Girls Varsity Basketball
Linden Girls Varsity Basketball beat Mount Morris Tuesday night 47 to 44. Sterling DeGayner led Linden with 21 points she also made five 3's. Sam Whaling, a freshman, played her best game of her career last night by contributing 13 points to the win.  Also, Cam Williams had 7 points on the night. It was the Coaches vs Cancer game and the girls appreciated the support from the fans. Especially Sarah Hogan, (Fellow Eagle Varsity Teammate) who the girls dedicated the game to - it was a very big win and a very special night for the team.
​Freshmen Boys Continue Win Streak vs. Mt. Morris
The Linden Eagles Freshmen team traveled to Mt. Morris on Monday and continued their winning streak with a score of 59 to 52.  The Eagles started off hot taking a 15 point lead into half time.  They got a little lax in the second half and allowed Mt. Morris to make a comeback.  The game was never in jeopardy and the Eagles finished with the seven point win.

Scoring for the Eagles was Chad Williams with 19pts, Ryan Gillespie and Phoenix Dickson with 9pts each, Chad Kinney with 8pts, Isiah Vorheis with 6pts, and Tyler Light and Ben Coburn with 4pts each.

The Eagles travel to conference opponent Clio on Thursday the 9th and look to make it five victories in a row!  Come out and support your teams!!
Varsity Boys Lose at Mt Morris
The Varsity Boys Basketball team traveled to Mt Morris Monday night and came away with a 57-53 loss.

Linden was led by Cole Sarkon's 17 points.
Also scoring were Gavin Lund with 16, Aaron Sarkon with 14, Garrett Strang, Nick Koan, and Hunter Michale each added 2 points.
JV Boys Defeat Mt Morris

The JV Boys Basketball team traveled to Mt Morris on Monday and came away with a 63-48 win.

 

Linden led 24-15 at halftime.  A 20-8 surge in the third quarter put the game out of reach and the Eagles coasted from there.

 

8 Eagles scored in the game, led by Travis Klocek with 14 points.

Also scoring were Brendan Miller with 11, Seeger DeGayner with 10, Richie Linn and Evan Hill with 8 each, Lewis Walterhouse with 5, Cameron Finnegan with 3 and Jacob Conly with 2.

State Bank Athlete of The Week

Congratulations to the following State Bank Athlete of the Week Winners:

Cam Williams – Girls Varsity Basketball
Cam had 22 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals and 2 assist this week vs Kearsley and Brandon. Cam made 4 3 point shots at Kearsley and 2 vs Brandon. Cam was also instrumental in both games by playing strong defense.

Chad Booher - Boys Ski Team
Chad won boys GS vs Powers with a time of 46.03 seconds, and was fastest overall in the Mt. Holly Division. Booher was 2nd vs Powers in Slalom with a time of 56.86 seconds and was 5th in the division. Racing against Holly/Oxford, Chad was 3rd in slalom with a time of 1:02.29 and was 4th in the division. In giant slalom, Chad was 5th vs Holly/Oxford with a time of 46.10 seconds, and was 6th in the division.

Girls Varsity Basketball
Linden Girls Varsity Basketball lost to Brandon Friday night 41 - 30 Sterling DeGayner led Linden with 14 points and 8 rebounds Cam Williams had 8 points and 2 steals.
State Bank Athlete of The Week
Congratulations to the following State Bank Athlete of the Week Winners:

Ian Crampton - Hockey
Ian had an amazing game where he scored 4 goals and 1 assist in a 9 - 0 win over SCF on Wednesday at the Hartland Ice Arena.
 
Jacob Kitowski - Wrestling
Jacob moved here from Jackson last year to Linden. He is having a great season this year posting a record of 22-5 overall. Jacob won a big match on Wednesday night in front of a packed house at Linden against cross-town rival Fenton.  Jacob then went 4-1 at the Saline Duals on Saturday with his only loss coming at 119 where he was bumped up. Jacob is currently 7-0 in the conference.
Varsity Boys Drop Game at Brandon
The Boys Varsity Basketball team lost a hard-fought game at Brandon Friday night by a 57-51 score.

Aaron Sarkon led the Eagles with 17 points.
Also scoring for Linden were Cole Sarkon with 13, Ty Hoeberling with 10, Gavin Lund with 5, Corbin Sines with 4, and Nick Koan with 2 points.
LFLF Gymnastics - Aother Team Record
The linden, Fenton, Lake Fenton co-op gymnastics team broke their team record again on Thursday February 2nd by scoring a 142.9 and taking first place in an exciting competition against Port Huron. Top scorers were Blake Hutchings, Miranda Stephens, Sabra Robinson, Macy Mitchell, Carly Kozlowski and Jessica Richert. Their next meet is Wednesday February 8th at Tecumseh. 
​Freshmen Boys Take Down Brandon
The Linden eagles took down conference rivals Thursday night to sweep the season series with a score of 52 to 40.  The eagles started off very strong with a first quarter score of 19-7 and a halftime lead of 37-18.  All of the eagles got good playing time and almost everyone got on the scoreboard.  Linden got a little lax on defense in the second half and let Brandon make a little run however they never lost the lead and won comfortably.

Scoring for the eagles were Samier Johnson with 14pts, Isaiah Vorheis with 8pts, Ryan Gillespie and Phoenix Dickson with 7pts each, Chad Williams with 6pts, Chad Kinney with 5pts, Tyler Wolford with 3pts, and rounding out the scoring was Kyle Baldwin with 2pts.
 
The Freshmen Eagles look to continue on a three game winning streak at Mt. Morris on Monday the 6th.  Come out and support your teams!!
JV Boys Sweep Season Series From Brandon

The JV Boys Basketball team defeated visiting Brandon 52-46 on Thursday night.

 

The team exploded for 21 points in the first quarter and 33 in the half to lead by 10.

Brandon stormed back in the third quarter, outscoring the Eagles 17-6 to take a 1 point lead into the fourth quarter.

A stifling fourth quarter defense along with some clutch baskets allowed the Eagles to take the victory.

 

Brendan Miller led the scoring attack with 22 points.

Also scoring for Linden were Seeger DeGayner wtih 11, Travis Klocek with 8, Luke Kenney with 6, Evan Hill with 3, and Braden Banasiak with 2.

​Linden Freshman Boys Beat Kearsley
The eagles came out strong and never looked back defeating the Kearsley Hornets with a score of 52 to 14.

Leading the eagles scoring was Isaiah Vorheis with 12 pts, Kyle Baldwin 9 pts, Samiere Johnson 7 pts, Chad Williams, Chad Kinney, and Ryan Gillespie with 5 pts each, Tyler Wolford with 4 pts, Phoenix Dickson 3 pts, and Ben Coburn with 2 pts.

The freshmen eagles look to continue their winning streak Thursday the 3rd at home vs. conference opponent Brandon.  Come out and support your Eagles!!!
Varsity Boys Lose to Kearsley
The Boys Varsity Basketball team lost to visiting Kearlsey Tuesday night by a 60-52 score.

Ty Hoeberling led the scoring with 14 points for the Eagles.
Also scoring were Aaron Sarkon with 10, Gavin Lund and Corbin Sines with 9 each, Cole Sarkon with 6, and Josh Biel with 1 point.
JV Boys Beat Kearsley

The JV Boys Basketball team defeated Kearsley by a 53-28 score on Tuesday night.

 

10 Eagles scored in the contest.

 

Travis Klocek led all scorers with 13 points.

Also scoring for Linden were Seeger DeGayner with 10, Brendan Miller with 7, Jacob Conly with 5, Braden Banasiak and Johnny Irwin with 4 each, Luke Kenney and Cameron Finnegan with 3 each, and Evan Hill and Lewis 

Walerhouse with 2 each.

LFLF Gymnastics
The Linden Fenton Lake Fenton co-op gymnastics team competed at the annual Jeanne Carruss meet Saturday, January 28th. The team placed 6th out of 19 teams. Miranda Stephens placed 1st on beam and 4th in the all around. Blake Hutchings placed 5th on vault, 7th on bars, 8th on beam and 6th all around. Sabra Robinson placed 10th on vault and 9th all around. Their next meet is home on Thursday, February 2nd at 6:30 at Hyatt elementary. Come out and support these ladies. 
Varsity Girls Basketball
Linden Varsity girls lost to Holly Friday night 39 - 31 sterling DeGayner had 16 points and six rebounds for Linden. With 18 seconds left Linden missed a 3-pointer to cut the lead to one in a very exciting game.
Varsity Boys Lose to Holly
The Varsity Boys Basketball team lost to visiting Holly on Friday night by a 63-46 score.

The Eagles fell behind early and were never able to close the gap.

Tyler Hoeberling led the Eagles in scoring with 13 points.
Also scoring for Linden were Cole Sarkon with 9, Gavin Lund with 8, Corbin Sines, Aaron Sarkon, and Nick Koan scored 4 each, and Garrett Strang and Aidan Mccarthy scored 1 point each.
JV Boys Beat Holly

The JV Boys Basketball team traveled to Holly Thursday night and came away with a 40-33 victory.

 

The Eagles found themselves down by 2 at halftime, but a 12-2 third quarter surge put them ahead for good.

 

Brendan Miller and Max James led the scoring for Linden with 11 and 9 points respectively.

Also scoring for Linden were Seeger DeGayner with 6, Cameron Finnegan and Evan Hill with 3 each, and Travis Klocek, Braden Banasiak, Luke Kenney, and Lewis Walterhouse with 2 each.
 

Linden Eagles Wrestling News
The Linden wrestling team had a good showing last night taking on crosstown rival Fenton in a spotlight dual meet. The house was packed for the last home meet of the 2016–17 season. The Eagles defeated Fenton 48-25 and all four seniors were victorious: Dawson Blank,  Patrick Kerr, and Aaron and Jaylin Steedman.  We'd like to thank all the Linden predators and parents that came out in support of the event, along with all the Wrestling families. We are very proud of our program and the continued community support of our wrestlers at all levels.   We've started "the climb."
Varsity Boys lose to Flushing
The Varsity Boys lost to undefeated Flushing by a 64-42 score Tuesday night.

Flushing's size and shooting proved to be too much for the Eagles to overcome.

Garrett Strang led the Eagles with 17 points.
Also scoring for Linden were Tyler Hoeberling with 8, Aaron Sarkon and Gavin Lund with 4 each, Gannon Welch with 3, and Cole Sarkon, Hunter Michael, and Noah Giacomantonio with 2 each.
JV Boys Lose to Flushing

The JV Boys Basketball team put up a heroic fight against an unbeaten Flushing team, but ultimately lost 55-51 in overtime.

 

The Eagles led by 8-12 points through most of  the game, but a tough Flushing team kept chipping away in the second half.  

A Travis Klocek basket with under 30 seconds left tied the game to force overtime.

In overtime the Raiders were too much and prevailed.

 

Seeger DeGayner led all scorers with 18 points.

Also scoring for Linden were Travis Klocek with 13, Brendan Miller with 8, Max James with 6, and Richie Linn, Braden Banasiak, and Luke Kenney each scored 2 points.

LFLF Gymnastics
Congratulations to the Linden Fenton Lake Fenton gymnastics team who won their home meet Tuesday, January 24th against Cass City and Vassar. LFLF Gymnastics posted another team record of 142.1. Top scorers were Miranda Stephens, Blake Hutchings, Macy Mitchell, Nicole Haberkamp, Morgan Smith, Sabra Robinson, Jordan Dawson and Carly Kozlowski. LFLF Gymnastics next meet is this Saturday, January 28th at the Jeanne Carruss invite. 
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to the following for being selected by their coaches as State Bank Athletes of the Week:

Macy Mitchell - LFLF Gymnastics
Macy's performance during the Gymnastics Invitational in Holt was exemplary and her effort contributed to the overall success of the team that set a new team record of 140.925

Jillian Parker - Girls Bowling
Jill bowled a 116, 113, 115 & 107, with an average of 66. Her improvements should her dedication and commitment to the overall success of the team. She did a great job!  
 

State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to the following Athletes for being selected as the State Bank Athlete of the week:

Blake Hutchings - LFLF Gymnastics
Blake Hutchings led her team at the Haslett Invitational on Saturday. With a personal best score on floor of 9.575, a no fall beam routine to get her a 9.3, a 9.025 on vault and a 8.95 on bars to be the All Around meet champion with a 36.85. Her solid performance helped her team to secure a first place finish out of 10 teams competing.

Brendan Buerkel - Griffins Hockey
Brendan  Buerkel scored all 3 of the teams goals in Friday nights contest. And on Wednesday scored a goal to get us to overtime and won the game with a great assist.
LFLF Gymnastics
The LFLF co-op gymnastics team had an exciting meet Saturday, January 21st at the Holt invitational. The team took 3rd out of 16 and achieved a new team record of 140.925. Sabra Robinson took 8th on vault, 9th on beam and 10th all around. Macy Mitchell took 5th on beam. Miranda Stephens placed 8th on floor, 3rd on bars and 7th all around. Blake Hutchings placed 4th on vault, 7th on bars, 1st on floor and 3rd all around. Their next meet is home Tuesday, January 24th at Hyatt elementary school starting at 6:30! Come out and support these ladies.
Eagles Varsity Wrestling
Eagles wrestling next dual will be at home next Wednesday night at 
6:00. Coach Skinner will be recognizing the Linden Predators along 
with  his team and their parents. There will also have a special 
recognition ceremony for Todd and Monica Acker 
(Acker Insurance Agency) who sponsored the new wrestling record 
board that's in the gym!  Come on out and support the 
Linden Eagles wrestling team.
Linden Girls Varsity Basketball
Linden girls lost to Fenton 50 to 37 Friday night Sterling DeGayner led both teams in scoring with 19 points and she also had six rebounds. Sam Whaling contributed with adding 8 points to the overall score. 
Boys Varsity Basketball Drops Game at Fenton
The Eagles were never in this game as Fenton came out red hot and Linden could not answer.

Garrett Strang led the Eagles with 16 points.
Also scoring for Linden were Tyler Hoeberling with 8, Corbin Sines and Aaron Sarkon with 4 each, Gannon Welch and Cole Sarkon with 3 each, Hunter Michael and Nick Koan with 2 each, and Hayden Mahakian with 1 point.
LFLF Gymnastics
The LFLF co-op gymnastics team placed first on January 19th at a dual Adrian high school scoring a 126.65. Macy Mitchell placed 2nd in the all around also taking 2nd on floor and 3rd on beam. Morgan Smith placed 3rd in the all around and 4th on beam and floor. Nicole Haberkamp took 4th on floor and all around. Carly kozlowski placed 4th on bars and 3rd on vault. Jessica Richert took 1st on bars and 2nd on vault. Miranda Stephens took 1st on beam and Sabra Robinson took 2nd on bars. The teams next meet is the 24th, home at Hyatt elementary. Come support these ladies! 
Jv Boys Lose to Fenton

The Linden boys jv basketball team lost to visiting Fenton on Thursday by a 45-31 score.

 

The first quarter ended in an 8-8 deadlock as both teams were tenacious on defense.

Fenton outscored Linden by a 23-7 margin in the second and third quarters and the Eagles could not recover.

 

Brendan Miller led the Eagle attack with 13 points.

 

Also scoring for Linden were Seeger DeGayner with 6, Luke Kenney with 4, Max James and Evan Hill with 3 each, and Lewis Walterhouse with 2.

Linden Eagles Wrestling Make the News

Leaders emerge on the mat for banged up Linden wrestling squad.

Linden Athletic Boosters
Due to the weather conditions the Linden Athletic Boosters meeting has been cancelled for this evening Jan 17th.
Athletic Contests and Practices
Due to school cancellation and inclement weather conditions all Athletic contests and practices are cancelled today Jan 17th 2017. 
Girls Varsity Basketball
Friday night Linden Girls Varsity Basketball lost Swartz Creek 52 to 41 Sterling DeGayner led all scores with 24 points and Sam Whaling contributed 15. It was a hard fought battle and tough loss for the team.
LFLF Gymnastics
The LFLF co-op gymnastics team placed first out of 10 teams with a 138.675 Saturday January 14th at the Haslett invite. Blake Hutchings took first place in the all around. She also placed first on vault, beam floor and took second on bars. Jessica Richert placed 12th in the all around, 12th on beam and 5th on bars. Miranda Stephens placed 4th in the all around and also took 2nd on floor. Macy Mitchell took 8th on floor and Morgan Smith took 12th on vault. Their next meet is January 19th against Adrian. 
Varsity Boys Big Over Creek
The Varsity Boys Basketball teams routed Swartz Creek 64-45 on Friday night, to take over sole possession of second place in the Flint Metro League.  

A balanced scoring attack and strong rebounding effort were keys to the victory.  

Garrett Strang and Tyler Hoeberling led the attack with 15 points each.
Also scoring for Linden were Hunter Michael with 13, Gavin Lund with 10, Cole Sarkon with 7, and Nick Koan and Josh Biel with 2 each.
 
Athletic Contests and Practices
Due to school cancellation and inclement weather conditions all Athletic contests and practices are cancelled today Jan 12th 2017. 
Linden Athletic Boosters Meeting
The January Athletic Boosters meeting will be held on January 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the senior commons of the high school.
 
The following dates have been scheduled for the remainder of the school year.
 
February 21
March 21
April 18
May 16.
Varsity Boys Lose to Clio
The Boys Varsity Basketball team lost at Clio Friday night by a 59-54 score.

The Eagles led throughout much of the game, but a strong third and fourth quarter for Clio led to the loss.

Cole Sarkon led Linden in scoring with 19 points, including 5 three pointers.

Also scoring were Aaron Sarkon with 12, Ty Hoeberling with 10, Hunter Michael with 8, and Garrett Strang with 5 points.

The Eagles are now 3-2 and play next at Kearsley on Tuesday night.
Linden Eagle Baseball News
Linden Baseball's State Tournament run was the Tri-County's top story of 2016 -

 
​Freshmen Boys Win Conference game vs. Clio

The eagles started off slow with a trailing first quarter score of 6 to 8.  They stormed back in the second quarter to take a half time lead of 18 to 13 and never looked back.  The eagles got the win 50 to 29 improving their overall record to 3 and 3 with a Conference record of 2 and 1.

Leading the eagles scoring attack was Phoenix Dickson with 12pts. Chad Williams with 11, Ryan Gillespie with 10, Isiah Vorheis and Samiere Johnson with 6, Kyle Baldwin with 4, and Tyler Wolford with 1.

The Eagles look to next week where they play two tough games on the road vs. Kearsley and Swartz Creek.
JV Boys Beat Clio
The JV Boys Basketball team defeated Clio at home by a 41-27 score.

The defenses dominated the first half as Linden held a 4-2 lead after the first quarter and 14-11 lead at halftime.  Max James had 10 points to lead the first half charge.

The second half saw the Eagles dominate by a 27-16 score, led by Seeger DeGayner's 13 points.  

Leading scorers for the game were James with 18 points and 13 rebounds.  DeGayner added 15 points and 8 rebounds..
Also scoring for Linden were Luke Kenney with 4 and Brendan Miller and Cameron Finnegan with 2 each.
 
Linden Wrestling
The Linden Wrestling team split their opening metro-conference duals tonight at Brandon.  The Eagles knocked off Flushing 45-35 but fell to Ortonville Brandon in the nightcap 31-48.  The Eagles are currently without two of their state-ranked wrestlers in the line-up, Captain Patrick Kerr and senior Jaylin Steedman.  The Eagles still had a tough showing tonight as they had several wrestlers win both matches on the night.  Leading the way was State Ranked captain Dawson Blank, followed by Jacob Kitowski, Justin Cygnar, and Koleton Strauss.  Captain Avery Jacobs went 1-0 on the night. Going 1-1 on the night were: Colby Kohmescher, Caleb White, Colton Powell, Uzziah Delgado, and John Marme. Jordan Asbury won both of his JV matches tonight while Clark Ray also won his JV match.  Linden is currently 5-5 on the season and has this coming weekend off to heal up and prepare for rival Holly and Clio next week at Flushing.
Gymnastics Defeats Holt
The LFLF co-op gymnastics team defeated Holt Tuesday, January 3rd with a team score of 138.825. The top contributors were Blake hutchings, Miranda Stephens, Sabra Robinson, Jordan Dawson, Macy Mitchell and Nicole haberkamp. Their next meet is the Haslett invite on January 14.
 
IDIDARUN RACE SATURDAY!
Come join the Linden Cross Country and Track teams as they host a community running race. 

Information and registration can be found here: https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Linden/IdidarunXC

Online registration ends TONIGHT, but if you miss it you can still register in person at the race! 
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to the following athletes who were selected as the State Bank Athletes of The Week.

Sterling DeGayner: Sterling had 33 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals and 2 assists in the two games against Holly and Hartland. Although both games resulted in losses for her team, Sterling never gave up and was always giving a 100%.

Patrick Kerr: Patrick is 7-0 for the season and on the Team's opening night Patrick went 2-0 against state ranked Oxford. Patrick improved to 5-0 with victories over two other state ranked teams (Lake Fenton and Owosso). Patrick bumped up a weight class from 145 to 152 to take on state ranked Sean Trombly from Lake Fenton where Patrick won 5-2. Patrick is a true leader of the Linden Eagles Wrestling Team.

Varsity Girls Basketball
The Linden girls varsity won their first game Tuesday night at home against the Rochester Falcons 42 to 28.

The Linden girls varsity lost a tight game at home to the Brandon Blackhawks Friday night. Sterling Degayner had 19 points and Cam Williams had 12 points for the night.
Gymnastics Takes Third at Jackson Invite
The LFLF co-op gymnastics team place third on Saturday at the Jackson invitational. Blake Hutchings placed first in the all around with a 35.225. She also placed first on bars and second on vault. Sabra Robinson placed seventh on vault and bars and took eighth on floor. Macy Mitchell took sixth on beam and Miranda Stephens placed fourth on vault and fifth on bars. Their next competition is January #rd against Holt. 
Eagles Victorious in I-75 Challenge
The Varsity Boys Basketball team played in the inaugural I-75 Challenge at Waterford Mott High School and came away with a 70-49 victory over Marine City Cardinal Mooney.

It was a very tight first half with Linden holding a 3 point lead after 1 quarter and a 6 point lead at halftime, 27-21. 
The Eagles figured some things out in the third quarter and exploded for 22 points while holding Cardinal Mooney to just 4 points.  The rout continued through the fourth quarter and ended with a 70-49 final.

Corbin Sines led the scoring attack with 17 points and was named the game MVP.
Tyler Hoeberling put in another solid effort with 14 points.
Also scoring for Linden were Garrett Strang and Nick Koan with 7 each, Cole Sarkon and Noah Giacomantonio with 6 each, Hunter Michael with 5, Aaron Sarkon with 4, and Aidan Mccarthy and Josh Beil with 2 each.

The Eagles are 3-1 entering the Christmas break.  
The next game will be January 6th at Clio.
Freshman boys get first win vs. Brandon
The Linden Freshman boys basketball team got their first win vs. conference opponent Brandon.  The eagles played a solid game throughout.  Once the eagles had the lead they never lost it and finished the game with a score of 40 to 34.
 
Leading the eagles scoring was Ryan Gillespie with 11 points followed by, Chad Williams with 10, Chad Kinney with 6, Isiah Vorheis with 4, Tyler Wolford and Tyler Light with 3 each, Samiere Johnson with 2, and Phoenix Dickson with 1 point.

The eagles look to continue their win streak when they play in the Goodrich Holiday Tournament the 27th and 28th of December.  Our first game is at 10a.m. the 27th and TBD the 28th at Goodrich High School.
Varsity Boys Win Home Opener
The Varsity Boys Basketball team won their home opener Friday night, defeating Brandon by a 64-58 score.

Brandon came out hitting on all cylinders, building a 30-21 halftime lead.  The lead remained 9 after 3 quarters.  The Eagles exploded for 26 fourth quarter points to surge ahead for the victory.

Tyler Hoeberling led all scorers with 29 points.
Also scoring for Linden were Aaron Sarkon with 12, Cole Sarkon with 8, Garrett Strang with 6, Nick Koan with 5 and Hunter Michael with 4.  

The win keeps Linden tied atop the Flint Metro League standings at 2-0.  

The Eagles will be back in action Sunday at Waterford Mott as they take on Marine City Cardinal Mooney in the I-75 Challenge.  Game time is 2.45pm
JV Boys Win at Brandon

The JV Boys Basketball team traveled to hostile  Brandon Blackhawk territory Thursday night and came away with a 48-40 victory.

 

The Eagles used a very fast start to jump out to a 32-16 halftime lead, and never trailed in the game.  

 

Defensive pressure and a fast break offense led the charge.

 

Seeger DeGayner led Linden with 14 points, while Brendan Miller scored 12.

Also Scoring were Max James with 6, Richie Linn, Braden Banasiak, and Evan Hill with 4 each, and Luke Kenney and Lewis Walterhouse with 2 each.

​Freshmen boys basketball lose a close one to Rochester.
The freshmen boys played a tight game throughout the contest.  Rochester scored with 15 seconds remaining and Linden could not tie the score before time expired.  The final was Linden 43 to Rochester's 45.

Leading the eagles scoring was Chad Williams with 15, Ryan Gillespie with 10, Chad Kinney and Samiere Johnson with 6 each, and Tyler Light and Ben Coburn chipping in 3 each to round out the scoring.

Our next game is vs. conference opponent Brandon at Brandon High School Thursday 12/15 at 5:30.  Please come out and support your Eagles!!!!
Linden Softball Fundraiser
Please help support your Linden Eagles Softball program as they work to improve their Softball Field and Facilities -
Go to polarengraving.com/lindensoftball to find out more information.
 
LFLF Gymnastics
The LFLF gymnastics team brought home another win last night at their dual meet against Saline. LFLF scored a 139.65 while saline scored a 132.275. Several of the girls were able to set new personal records including Sabra Robinson who took 3rd place on floor and Jordan Dawson who took 5th on floor. Blake Hutchings took 1st in the all around with a 36.15 and Miranda Stephens took 2nd. The girls compete again this Saturday at the Jackson invitational! Good luck ladies! 
Varsity Boys Lose at Rochester
The Varsity Boys Basketball team lost at Rochester Tuesday night by a 57-37 score.

The game was even at 22-22 at halftime, however Rochester outscored Linden 35-15 over the final 2 quarters to gain the victory.

Cole Sarkon led Linden with 12 points.
Nick Koan and Aaron Sarkon each scored 8 points.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Hunter Michael with 4, Garrett Strang with 3, and Josh Beil with 2.

The varsity boys will play their first home game of the year Friday night against Brandon.
JV Boys Lose at Rochester
The JV Boys Basketball team fell at Rochester by a 39-28 score Tuesday night.

The game went back and forth thru three quarters, with Rochester holding a 24-23 lead heading into the fourth. 

Rochester got out to a fast start in the fourth quarter and the Eagles could not respond.

Leading the way for Linden was Seeger DeGayner with 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, and 7 steals.
Also scoring for Linden were Max James with 4 and 9 rebounds, Cameron Finnegan, Evan Hill, and Braden Banasiak each had 3 points, and Luke Kenney scored 2 points and had 5 rebounds.
LFLF Gymnastics
The LFLF gymnastics team competed their second meet of the season on Friday night at the Fowlerville-Byron invitational. The team competed against 5 other teams and came out on top with a 138. The highlight of the night was Jessica Richert with a no fall beam routine scoring a 9.1 and taking second place. Blake Hutchings took 1st on vault with a 9.15 and 3rd on bars and Miranda Stephens took 1st place on bars and 3rd in the all around with a 35.025. Their next meet is home on Tuesday December 13th at Hyatt elementary at 6:30! Come out and show your support! 

 
Varsity Boys Win Season Opener
The boys varsity basketball team defeated Holly for the first time in 7 years in the season opener and the first game for new head coach Chris Root.  The final score was 59-55.

Holly jumped out to an early lead due to a barrage of three pointers, however the Eagles were able to knot the score at 13 by the end of the first behind Ty Hoeberling's 7 points.
Three more three pointers put Holly ahead again in the second quarter and the score at half was 28-25.
The Eagles came out firing in the third quarter, outscoring Holly 22-13 to take a 47-41 lead into the fourth quarter.  Aaron Sarkon came up big in the third with 7 points, including hitting all 5 of his free throw attempts..
The game went back and forth in the fourth quarter, but a late Hoeberling three pointer and some clutch free throws by Aaron Sarkon sealed the game.

Linden was led by Hoeberling's 21 points. 
Also scoring were Aaron Sarkon with 13, Garrett Strang with 10, Hunter Michael with 5, Josh Beil with 4, and Cole Sarkon and Nick Koan with 3 each.

The Eagles will play next at Rochester Tuesday, December 13th.
Freshman Boys Basketball Lose Opener in Heartbreaking Fashion
The Linden Eagles freshman team lost a heartbreaking game to the Holly Broncos on a last second three pointer in overtime.  The final score was Holly 55 to Linden's 52.  The boys fought hard all game and had chances to seal the game but unfortunately could not do so.

Leading the Eagles was Chad Williams with 17pts, followed by Tyler Light with 11pts, Ryan Gillespie with 9pts, Chad Kinney with 6pts, Samiere Johnson with 4pts, Ben Coburn with 3pts, and rounding out the scoring Eddie Hahn with 2pts.

The freshman team looks to bounce back Tuesday December 9th when they travel to face a tough Rochester Hills team.  The freshman game starts at 4:00pm.  Please come root on your Eagles!!
JV Boys Win Opener

The JV boys basketball team started the season off on the right foot with a 53-44 victory over visiting Holly.

 

The Eagles raced out to a 17-0 lead and never trailed.

 

Max James led all scorers with 23 points.

Seeger DeGayner added 12.

Also scoring for Linden were Braden Banasiak and Luke Kenney with 8 each, and Jacob Conly scoring 2 points.

Linden Wrestling
The Linden wrestling team wrestled in front of a packed house on Wednesday night where they defeated Carlton Airport in the opening dual 42-36.  In the nightcap they took on #6 state ranked Oxford and lost 24-49 finishing 1-1 on the night. 
Going undefeated on the night for the eagles were Captains Patrick Kerr, Dawson Blank, and Avery Jacobs. Colby Kohmescher also went 1-0.   Going 1-1 on the night were: Justin Cygnar, Koleton Strauss, Caleb White, John Marme, Jaylin Steedman. 
 
Linden will be at the Christmas Tournament on Saturday at Linden High School.  Wrestling begins at 9:15 AM.
December Athletic Boosters Meeting
The December boosters meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the senior commons of the high school.
Girls XC earns Academic All State
With a team GPA of 3.788 the girls earned the distinction of Academic All-State. They also were Regional Champions and finished 12th at the Division 2 State Finals. 
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to the State Bank Athletes of the Week:
Morgan Fitch - Morgan is our senior setter. She has been a three year varsity setter and is the glue of our team. She runs a 5-1 and is a huge reason for our success this season. As a setter, she doesn't get much of the spotlight because we have some great hitters, but SHE IS the reason for their successes. Unfortunately, we lost a tough match to Fenton, but Morgan had one of her best matches! She was 3-3 hitting with all 3 attempts being kills so she hit 1.00!! She also had 2 blocks, went 97-101 setting with 38 assists, and went 16-16 serving with 2 aces. Not very often does your setter lead your team in defense, but Morgan did that as well last week with a team high of 17 digs. She has had a great run for Linden volleyball as she has led our team in multiple categories for the season (assists, assisted blocks, and aces).

Audrey Steiert - Only a Sophomore, Audrey earned her second All-State honors at the state meet this past Saturday. Her time of 19:23 did not do her performance justice due to the course conditions being soft and slow. She finished 23rd in a field of 260 of the best runners in the state. Her performance helped her team earn 12th place out of the almost 30 teams in division 2.
Owosso joins the Flint Metro League
Linden Eagles Athletics welcomes the Owosso Trojans to the Flint Metro League for the 2017-2018 Athletic Season. Best of luck to the Trojans!!

 
Girls XC 12th in the State!
The Linden girls had a remarkable day at the state meet this weekend. Running on a difficult course the Lady Eagles managed to far outrun their ranking for a 12th place team finish!! This was against a 29 team field of the best runners in the state. Alia Frederick and Audrey Steiert claimed back to back all-state honors as they ran to 17th and 23rd place respectively. Following them were Hannah Wabel (77) who ran a huge PR time of 20:15 placing her 20th on the All-time list at Linden High School. Taylor Acox(171) , Meghan Hitt(178), Kearstin Dankert (204) and Emma Wabel (230) all ran great races to help their team as well. Congrats girls and great season!!

Photo: Alia on the awards stand recieving her all-state medal. Credit: Klari Frederick
Boys' CC 20th at State Finals
On Saturday the boys' team competed in the MHSAA State Cross Country Finals for the 11th consecutive year. They finished 20th in the field of 27 teams. Although it was not the performance the team had hoped for, six of the seven competitors who ran on Saturday will return next year with experience in the race and on the course. The lone senior, Maxwell Austin, ran nearly his lifetime best and finished 160th on a course that was soggy and slow for most. The Eagles were led by freshman Tyler Buchanan who finished in 98th and he was followed closely by Tanner Blaney in 104th. Both also ran very close to their personal records. Rounding out the varsity for Linden were Sebastian Lubahn (159th), Nick McDonald (170th), William Bale (216th), and Skyler Zieske (224th). The team also earned Academic All-State by virtue of an unweighted average GPA of 3.7288 for five of the seven varsity competitors. This is the second year in a row they have earned that honor. Congratulations on an outstanding season.
Flint Metro League Football All-League Results
Congratulations to our Linden Eagle Football FML All-League Recipients:
 
FIRST TEAM OFFENSE
Ryker Rivera
Sawyer Benge
Aaron Sarkon
 
FIRST TEAM DEFENSE
Skyler Stites
Hunter Michael
Cade Dickson
Ryker Rivera
 
SECOND TEAM OFFENSE
Cade Dickson
Gabe Piesko
Aaron Steedman
 
SECOND TEAM DEFENSE
Zack Brown
Trent Strang
Avery Jacobs
 
HONORABLE MENTION
Jaylin Steedman
Koleton Strauss
Seeger Degayner
Corbin Sines
 
Flint Metro League Boys Soccer All-League Team
Congratulations to our Linden Eagle Boys Soccer All-League Recipients:

FIRST TEAM
Julian Shore
Carson Birchmeier

SECOND TEAM
Derek Deighton
Zane Arnold

HONORABLE MENTION
Koleton Strauss
Trevor Varner
Nick Koan

 
Linden Eagles Volleyball
Another heart breaker last night. as the Linden Eagles lost to Fenton in the District Playoffs.   For the night Emma O'Keefe and Allison Conly both had 13 kills and 17 digs.  Breyanna Turnipseed had 11 kills, 11 kills, 4 blocks, and 7 aces. Morgan Fitch had 37 assists and 17 digs.  Emily Pearce added 14 digs and Cayla Turner 7 digs.  We finished the season 36-12-2.   It was a great battle both times we played Fenton by both sides.  Both matches coming down to the wire.  Coach Mason could not be more proud of these girls. They worked super hard and made history for Linden Volleyball (by breaking school record for most wins in a season).  The loss and end of season definitely hurts - Coach Mason shared with her team last night that "she is not ready to see these kids go".  An Amazing season for such a great group of young ladies who showed so much spirit, drive and determination. Congratulations to Coach Mason and the Linden Eagle Volleyball Team.
State Bank Athete of The Week
Congratulations to Alia Frederick and Tyler Buchanan our State Bank Athletes of the Week -

Alia came into the regional ranked second, but ran a spectacular race to claim her second straight regional title. Her time of 19:34 was not her best, but given rough course conditions it was an amazing time. She ran a smart race and ended up winning by almost 30 seconds!

Tyler Buchanan ran an incredible race at the Division II Region hosted by Linden on Saturday. He finished 4th in a field that included 18 teams and nearly 100 competitors. On a water logged, muddy course where most competitors were 30-40 seconds off of their personal records Tyler ran 17:07 which is only two seconds off of his lifetime best of 17:05. He was in about 18th place at the 1 kilometer mark of the race so he made up 14 spots in the next 4 kilometers. Wow!
Boys' CC Headed to State Finals
The boys' cross country team qualified for the state finals for the 11th consecutive year. The team finished 2nd in a very competitive field of 18 teams. Tyler Buchanan (4th) and Tanner Blaney (14th) both earned all-region by finishing in the top 15 competitors. They were followed closely by Nick McDonald (18th), Sebastian Lubahn (20th), Skyler Zieske (22nd), William Bale (28th), and Max Austin (37th). It was a great effort by all seven to earn their spot on the line at the finals next weekend.

You might notice that only five of our seven are in the photo. That is because Max Austin and Sebastian Lubahn had to leave immediately following the race. They are in the marching band and helped that group qualify for the state finals on the same day! 
Varsity Volleyball
Linden lost a tough battle Tuesday night to Fenton 16-25, 25-16, 22-25, 25-23, 17-19.  For the night Allison Conly had 17 kills and 30 digs.  Emma O'Keefe and Breyanna Turnipseed had 11 kills each with Turnipseed adding in 10 blocks.  Morgan Fitch had 10 blocks and 39 assists out of 82 attempts.  Emily Pearce added 20 digs.
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Allison Conly - This Weeks State Bank Athlete of the Week for Volleyball
Allison Conly has been a huge asset in or team this year both offensively and defensively. She is a key reason our team was able to break the school record for most wins this past weekend as well as a win over Holly to set up a chance to earn a piece of the metro title. For the week she had 52 kills with a .358 kill efficiency, 8 blocks, 41 digs, and served 44-46 with 6 aces. 
Girls Finish 3rd in the League after Metro Championships

The girls team wrapped up the league season with a 3rd place overall finish. They had strong showings at each of the 3 metro jamborees, but couldn't overcome Fenton or Flushing in any of them. The Varsity squad was led by Alia Frederick (4th), Audrey Steiert (7th), Hannah Wabel (11th), Meghan Hitt (17th) and Taylor Acox (18th). All of those runners earned all-league honors. The Varsity was rounded out by Emma Wabel (23rd) and Kearstin Dankert (24th).

A standout performance in the reserve race was turned in by Abbie Paige who ran a huge personal best of 23:47!

Hockey Try-Outs!!!
Calling all LHS students! The Griffins’ season is just around the corner.  Hockey tryouts will be as follows: When: Nov 1st and 2nd at 4:45 pm and Nov 4 at 4:30 pm Where: Hartland Sports Arena All students trying out must have a valid physical (dated after April 15, 2016) on file in order to tryout.  All skill levels are encouraged to come.
Boys Varsity Soccer
Linden Eagles Boys Soccer fell to the Fenton Tigers in District playoffs 2-1. The game was a hard fought battle which ended in a shootout after a double OT.
Linden Varsity Volleyball
The Linden Eagles defeated Holly last night 27-29, 25-15, 25-16, 20-25, 15-8.  For the night Emma O'Keefe had 17 kills and Breyanna Turnipseed had 12 kills.  Allison Conly had 6 blocks and Emma Kenney had 7 blocks.  Emily Pearce added 15 digs and Morgan Fitch 38 assists. The eagles improved to 33-7 overall (tied the school record for most wins) and 5-1 in the league. 
Boys' CC Wins Kayla O'Mara Invitational
The boys had another fantastic outing with over half the team recording lifetime personal best times between the varsity race and the reserve race. In the varsity race, freshman Tyler Buchanan, had his strongest performance of the year. He led the Eagles with a lifetime best of 17:04.7 which was good enough for a 4th place finish in the field of nearly 60 competitors. He was followed closely by Tanner Blaney who finished 5th in a lifetime best of 17:08.6. Rounding out the scoring and earning medalist honors for the Eagles were Nick McDonald, Sebastian Lubahn, and Skyler Zieske. Finally, William Bale took full advantage of his first varsity opportunity of the season. He ran his 2nd best time and finished 20th to secure the last medal.

In the reserve race, Devon Coe ran 18:36 which shattered his previous personal best by over 1 minute. The effort placed him 11th overall and earned medalist honors. Rounding out the reserve scoring for Linden were Drew Krueger, Dawson Verran, Seth Schrader, and Liam Sack. The reserve team finished 4th behind Hartland, Grand Blanc, and Powers Catholic.
Linden Eagles Boys Varsity Basketball Head Coach
Please welcome Mr. Chris Root to our coaching staff. Coach Root has been selected as our new Varsity Head Basketball Coach. Coach Root comes to us with a myriad of teaching, coaching and leadership experience. We are looking forward to having Coach Root as part of our Linden Eagles Family.
Greater Flint Hall of Fame Leadership and Menotring Program
Linden Eagle Athletes attended the Greater Flint Hall of Fame Leadership and Mentoring Program at the Genesys Health Club. The event included guest speakers, team building events, leadership opportunities and open discussions about being a student athlete leader. Pictured (Left) are Nick Shrable, Alaina Bradley, Maddie Smith and Lauren O'Brien with Marquise Gray (MSU Basketball Player) who was one of the guest speakers at the event. 

One the cover of the Leadership Program was a quote:
"Contrary to the opinion of many people, leaders are not born. They are made, and they are made by effort and hard work." Vince Lombardi -

All of our Linden Eagle Athletes emulate this quote -
Linden Varsity Volleyball
Linden beat Clio last night 25-9, 25-21, 25-17.  For the night, Emma O'Keefe had 8 kills and 8 digs.  Alli Conly and Alexus Harden both contributed 5 kills.  Morgan Fitch had 21 assists and 9 digs.   The Eagles improve to 32-7 (2 wins away from breaking the school record) and 4-1 in the league.
Boys' CC Excels at Portage Invitational
In a huge field of 49 teams (and 335 competitors) the boys' cross country team finished 9th at the Portage Invitational. All seven varsity runners set season personal records and six of those seven were lifetime records. The Eagles were paced by Nick McDonald who earned medalist honors by virtue of his 46th place finish. Skyler Zieske (61st), Tanner Blaney (80th), Tyler Buchanan (81st), and Sebastian Lubahn (94th) rounded out the scoring for Linden. Maxwell Austin (138th) and Nicholas Shrable (164th) also had exceptional races for Linden. Also noteworthy for the day was Tyler Buchanan's time of 17:16. Of the 46 ninth graders in the field, he recorded the 5th fastest time. Additionally, since 2004, only four competitors for Linden have recorded faster times as ninth graders. Full results are available here. The Eagles are next in action at the Kayla O'Mara Invitational in Goodrich on Saturday, October 15th.
Linden Girls Golf
The Linden Girls Golf Team finished their season Thursday (10/6) at the MHSAA Division II Regional Tournament held at Flint Elks Golf Club. The Eagles shot a team total of 409 which was good for 7th place out of the 12 participating teams. All eight of the Flint Metro League teams participated in this Regional. Linden finished 4th out of the 8 Metro League teams. Fenton was the only team from the Metro League to qualify for the MHSAA State Finals. They finished in 3rd place overall in the tournament with a 361. The top three teams qualify for the State Finals. The winner of the tournament was Bloomfield Hills Marion with a 342 and the runner-up was Birmingham Seaholm with a 346.

Leading the scoring for Linden was junior Payton Leedle. Leedle fired a 94 which was good for 19th place individually in the tournament. Next in scoring for the Eagles was senior Ashley Robinson who shot a 96. Senior Sydney Bond carded a 101 and junior Isabel Wright rounded out the scoring for Linden with a 118.
Athletic Boosters October Meeting
The October boosters meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00 pm in the senior commons of the high school. 
Linden Varsity Volleyball
Linden beat Kearsley 25-10, 25-10, 25-10.  For the night, Allison Conly had 9 kills, 6 digs, and went 15-15 serving with 3 aces. Morgan Fitch had 17 assists, 6 digs, and 3 aces.  Emma Kenney had 5 kills and 5 blocks. Emma O'Keefe had 5 kills and 3 aces.  The eagles improve to 31-7 and 3-1 in the conference.
Girls XC takes 2nd at Greater Flint meet
Running on the Swartz Creek golf course in Flint on Tuesday, the girls cross country squad had a good showing against some of the fastest teams in the county. The team finished 2nd in the Division 2 race and 3rd overall in a 18 team field! The team was led in by Audrey Steiert (3rd) and Alia Frederick (4th) both earning "first team" honors at the meet. While Hannah Wabel (11th), Meghan Hitt (13th) and Kristina Lachowicz (14th) earned "second team" honors. 

Abbie Paige, Emma Miller and Marissa Ziccardi led the team in the reserve race coming in at 6th, 7th and 8th respectively. 

The team will be competing at the prestigious Portage Invitational this Sat
Linden Girls Golf
The Linden Girls Golf Team shot a team total of 396 and finished in 5th place in the Flint Metro League Championship played Wednesday (9/28) at Fenton Farms Golf Course. The 5th place finish along with a 3rd place finish in the Flint Metro League Pre-Season Tournament and a 3-4 record in league dual matches meant that the Eagles finished in a tie for 4th place with Swartz Creek in the 8-team Metro League. Fenton won the league title, while Flushing finished 2nd and Kearsley 3rd. Holly finished 6th while Brandon and Clio tied for 7th in the league. Todays tournament was played in cool and rainy conditions.

The low score for Linden was posted by junior Payton Leedle. Leedle fired a 92 which was good for 8th place in the tournament. Based on the average of this tournament and the pre-season tournament, Leedle was 2nd Team All-Metro League. She missed making 1st Team All-Metro by one shot. The 92 in this round was the lowest 18-hole score of Leedle's Linden career. Senior Sydney Bond shot a 100. Bond was named to the 2nd Team All-Metro League based on her performance in both tournaments. Senior Ashley Robinson shot a 101. Robinson was named to the Honorable Mention All-Metro League Team. Junior Isabel Wright rounded out the scoring for Linden by firing a 103. It was the lowest tournament round of Wright's Linden golf career.

Linden Coach Jon Hamilton had this to say after the tournament: "I was fairly pleased with how we competed against the teams in our league this year. There are some good teams in the Metro League so finishing ahead of half of them is a decent achievement for the girls. I congratulate the Fenton girls and Coach Herbstreit on winning the Metro League again. I was impressed with the solid golf they played from the beginning of the season to the end."

Next for Linden is the MHSAA Regional Tournament at Flint Elks Golf Course
on Thursday (10/6). They will be competing with every other team in the Metro League along with some other quality Michigan teams for three spots in the MHSAA State Finals. Players may also qualify individually for the State Finals at the Regional Tournament.
Soccer vs. Kearsley Cancelled Today, 9/29, Due to Weather
LindenEagles Girls Golf
The Linden Girls Golf Team won their final dual match of the season, defeating Swartz Creek by a score of 207-213 Monday (9/26) on the front 9 at Spring Meadows Country Club. The match was played under extremely windy conditions. The win puts Linden's final Metro League dual match record at 3-4 and moves them into fourth place in the eight team league heading into the Metro League Tournament on Wednesday (9/28). Payton Leedle was the medalist for the match leading all scorers with a 46. Ashley Robinson earned runner-up medalist shooting a 49. Madison Paige shot her career low round by firing a 53. Sydney Bond and Isabel Wright rounded out the scoring for the Eagles, both shooting 59.
STATE BANK ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Soccer – Nick Koan: Goal Keeper - Has lead our team to a 8-1-1 record and this past week was unbelievable. Linden upset Orchard Lake St. Mary's 3-1 giving the goal up very late in the game, but more importantly he made over 12 saves and many incredible save.

Soccer - Zane Arnold: Linden is off to a 11-1-1 record. We played three games this week and Zane scored a goal in each game. Zane is a great young man that plays hard and plays with class.

Volleyball - Emma O'Keefe: Emma is a left handed, right side hitter who is a dominating factor in our offense. Emma is a key reason we won the Hartland tournament and split matches throughout the week. She had 64 kills and hit above .500 for the week. She also contributed 47 digs, 5 aces, and went 53-59 passing.

Linden Eagles Varsity Volleyball
The lady eagles won the Hartland tournament on Saturday beating Hartland 25-16, 17-25, 25-18 in the semis and Ladywood 25-17, 21-25, 25-12 in the finals.  For the day Morgan Fitch had 117 assists, 6 blocks, and 34 digs.  Allison Conly had 37 kills, 8 blocks, and 46 digs.   Emma O'Keefe had 45 kills, 25 digs, and 5 blocks. Breyanna Turnipseed had 33 kills, 37 digs, and 7 blocks.  Emma Kenney also contributed 8 blocks. The eagles are now 29-7 overall.
Girls place 2nd at Linden classic!
Amazing day at the Linden Classic for the Lady Eagles! The varsity squad started the day off right by placing 6 runners in the top 20 for a runner-up finish!! Those medalists were Kristina Lachowicz (9th), Meaghan Hitt (12th), Taylor Acox (15th), Hannah Wabel (18th), Keastin Dankert (19th), and Emma Wabel (20th).
 
11 Eagles achieved Lifetime or season best times on the day! Extraordinary efforts were turned in by Senior Emma Wabel running over a minute faster than her previous personal best and Freshman Emma Miller who also had a huge PR and led the reserve squad for Linden!
 
Come watch the Eagle this Wednesday as they run at the second Metro League Jamboree at their home course.
34th Annual Linden Classic a Huge Success
The largest field in the 34 year history of the Linden Classic took to the course on Saturday morning at LHS. Approximately 1600 competitors representing 59 schools competed in 12 races throughout the day. Your Linden Eagles Boys' CC team finished 3rd in their division which included 11 teams. Nick McDonald (12th), Skyler Zieske (14th), and Tanner Blaney (17th) each earned medalist honors. Tyler Buchanan and Nicholas Shrable both set lifetime personal records and finished as the 4th and 5th runners for Linden. Full results are available here.

In 2009 we stopped awarding trophies to the top teams. Instead, we offer them the opportunity to choose a charity and we make a donation to that charity on behalf of the team. Including this year, our program has now donated $10,680 to Michigan Charities. It would not be possible to host this event without the support of our team parents, the LCS employees, and our former athletes. Thanks to the many people who pitched in to make the day a huge success!
Linden Eagles Girls Golf
Linden Girls Golf lost a dual match to Fenton Thursday (9/22) by a total score of 177-212. The match was played on the back 9 at Spring Meadows Country Club. Payton Leedle fired the low score for the Eagles. Leedle shot a 47. Deanna Jenkinson shot 51, it was the lowest 9-hole round of her high school career. Isabel Wright shot a 55. Madison Paige rounded out the scoring for Linden with a 59. That was also Paige's career low 9-hole round.
Linden Eagles Varsity Volleyball
Linden won a hard fought battle against Lapeer 25-21, 21-25, 25-17, 23-25, 15-9.  Breyanna Turnipseed led the team with 13 kills and 6 blocks.  Allison Conly and Emma O'Keefe also contributed 9 and 8 kills respectively.   Morgan Fitch had 36 assists and 16 digs.  Allison also added 23 digs.  The eagles improved to 26-5. 
Linden Eagle Varsity Volleyball
The lady eagles fell to Flushing last night 24-26, 22-25, 25-12, 19-25.  Allison Conly had 12 kills and 26 digs.  Emma O'Keefe had 11 kills and 14 digs. Breyanna Turnipseed had 7 kills and 21 digs.  Overall record: 25-5   League record: 1-1
 
Linden Eagles Girls Golf
The Linden Girls Golf Team lost a dual match to Holly Tuesday (9/20) 201-208. The match was played on the front 9 at Heather Highlands in Holly. The low score for Linden was fired by Sydney Bond. Bond shot a 49. Next in the scoring for the Eagles were Payton Leedle and Ashley Robinson. Both shot 52. Deanna Jenkinson rounded out the scoring for Linden with a 55.
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Linden Eagles Girls Golf
The Linden Girls Golf Team shot a team score of 402 Monday (9-19) to finish in 9th place out of 13 teams at the Greater Genesee County Championship held at Flint Elks Golf Club. The leading scorer for the Eagles was junior Payton Leedle. Leedle fired a 93. Next in the scoring for Linden was senior Sydney Bond who shot a 94. Ashley Robinson shot a 103 and Heather Crampton a 112 to round out the scoring for the Eagles.
Boys Varsity Soccer
Boys Varsity Soccer wins at home 5-2 over Swartz Creek. 
Girls place 2 on podium at Spartan Invite

Congrats to the Girls team on a great performance at the Spartan Invitational! The Eagles were Led by Alia Frederick (5th) and Audrey Steiert (12th) who both made the medalist podium. Meghan Hitt was the next team finisher with a season best performace. The varsity squad was rounded out by Hannah Wabel, Kristina Lachowicz, Kearstin Dankert and Emma Wabel.  The team finished 16th out of 41 teams with almost 300 competitors!

As a whole Linden runners ran to 8 new personal record times! Great job Ladies!

Linden Athletic Boosters Meeting
Come join the Linden Athletic Boosters for the September meeting this Tuesday (20th) in the Senior Commons at the High School. The meeting will start at 7:00 pm. Your support and involvement in the Boosters is greatly appreciated by our Coaches and Student Athletes!!
Linden Eagles JV Volleyball
Linden Eagles JV Volleyball took 2nd Place at the Tournament in Frankenmuth this weekend - Nice Job Eagles!!
Linden Eagles Boys Soccer
Due to heavy rains and field conditions Linden Eagles Soccer (Varsity/JV) vs Avondale is canceled today. A reschedule date will be published soon.
Boys' CC 5th at Spartan Invitational
The boys' cross country team finished 5th in a field of 41 teams in the Bronze Division of the MSU Spartan Invitational. Nick McDonald earned medalist honors by finishing 13th in a field of 273 competitors. Tyler Buchanan (71st) and Ryan Crutchfield (78th) each ran season best times. Skyler Zieske (50th), Tanner Blaney (58th), Nicholas Shrable (77th), and Max Austin (117th) also had strong performances for the Eagles.

In the reserve race Linden was pace by Sebastian Lubahn who finished 53rd in a field of 806 runners! The team finished 18th of 50. The Eagles are next in action at the Linden Classic next Saturday.
Linden Eagles Girls Golf
The Linden Girls Golf Team won a dual match Thursday (9/15) versus Clio, 194-227, on the front 9 at Clio Country Club. Senior Ashley Robinson led the Eagles in scoring and was the medalist for the match. Robinson made par on three of her first four holes en route to a 7-over par 43. It was the lowest round in a 9-hole match in her high school career thus far. Sydney Bond tied her career low round in a 9-hole match with a 44 that earned her runner-up medalist honors along with Clio's Stephanie Gilles who also shot a 44. Isabel Wright and Deanna Jenkinson had the other two rounds that counted in the scoring for Linden. Both juniors shot 55. The win moves Linden to 2-2 in Metro League matches after a 3rd place finish in the Metro League Pre-season Tournament.
Flint Kiwanis Athlete of the Month
Congratulations to Alia Frederick as she receives the Flint Kiwanis Athlete of the Month Award. Alia is pictured with her parents at  the Kiwanis Luncheon in Flint. Alia was recognized for her academic excellence, leadership and athletic achievements.  
Strength and Conditioning
Linden High School Strength and Conditioning Program
My name is Desi Mayner and I am a teacher here at Linden High School. I am also the Strength and Conditioning Coach for Linden High School Athletics.  The Strength and Conditioning program, this year, will be for off season athletes who would like to better themselves in preparation for their upcoming seasons. I will have a sign in sheet that I will share with coaches on a bi-weekly basis, so coaches can track each of their athlete’s attendance.  Each athlete will have a folder with a printed workout program so that they can track their own progress and share with each of you accordingly. This program is designed through the Barwis Methods Professional Grade Sports Training System. The program will include strength, core, injury prevention, balance, speed, agility and plyometrics.
All interested athletes will report to the LHS weight room.
The calendar will be as follows for Semester 1:
Sep12th through Sep 30th Mon-Fri 2:45 to 4:45
Oct 3rd through Oct 28th Mon-Fri 2:45 to 4:45
**No training on Thursday Oct. 13 / Parent Teacher Conferences
Oct 31st through Nov 18th Mon-Fri 2:45 to 4:45
**No training week of Nov. 21-25 / Thanksgiving
Nov 28th through  Dec 22nd Mon-Fri 2:45 to 4:45
Linden Varsity Volleyball
Linden Varsity Volleyball beat Creek 25-12, 25-9, and 25-11 last night to improve to 25-4 overall and 1-0 in the league.  Allison Conly had 8 kills, Emma O'Keefe and Bryeanna Turnipseed both had 6 kills.  Jordan Moros went 13-13 serving with 5 aces. Emily Pearce added 9 kills.  
Linden Girls Golf
The Linden Girls Golf Team lost a dual match Tuesday (9/13) versus Kearsley on the back 9 at Spring Meadows Country Club. The score of the match was 192 - 209. Payton Leedle had the low score for the Eagles, shooting a 47 which was good for runner-up medalist in the match. The next lowest score for Linden was a 49 fired by Ashley Robinson. Sydney Bond shot a 52. Deanna Jenkinson and Heather Crampton rounded out the scoring for Linden, each shooting 61.
Kiwanis Athlete of the Month
Congratulations to Alia Frederick for being selected as the Kiwanis Athlete of the Month. Alia's accomplishments in academics and athletics have earned her this prestigious award. Alia will be joined by her parents and coach at a luncheon hosted by the Flint Kiwanis Club on September 15th where she will be honored. Again, congratulations to Alia Frederick for her leadership, academic excellence and athletic achievements.
State Bank Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to Aaron Sarkon. State Bank Athlete of the Week


Aaron Sarkon passed for 348 yards with 4 of them being TD's. Aaron's leadership, cool head and motivation during the game was contagious as he led his team to a 41 - 16 victory over Swartz Creek in the team’s first FML win.

Varsity Football Wins Metro Opener
Varsity Football beat Swartz Creek Friday night, 41-16. Leading the way was Aaron Sarkon at QB who turned in a stellar performance with 1 rushing TD and 2 passing TDs. Cade Dickson led the way on defense with his fumble recovery in the early part of the game that got the team valuable field position. Linden plays Friday night @ Flushing for a key Metro game.
Boys' CC Bath Invitational Champions!
The Eagles scored 94 points en route to the victory while runner-up Clio totaled 103 in a field of 17 teams at Bret Clements Bath Invitational. Finishing ahead of Clio was significant because it is the first time since October of 2013 Linden has been able to beat the Mustangs. Clio was still leading the team competition with just 1 kilometer to go, but thanks to a strong final push the Eagles were able to make up enough points to snatch the win. While Nick McDonald led the team with a 6th place finish, it was the next five runners, Skyler Zieske (13th), Tanner Blaney (15th), Tyler Buchanan (28th), Nicholas Shrable (34th), and Max Austin (43rd), who all moved up in the last 1000 meters and made the win possible.

In the reserve race Linden finished 9th in a field of 27 teams. William Bale (47th), Seth Schrader (51st), Drew Krueger (53rd), Ian Allen (68th), and Liam Sack (73rd) were the scoring runners for Linden in that race. Full results are available here. The Eagles are next in action at the Spartan Invitational on Friday afternoon.
Girls finish 3rd at Metro Jamboree #1
The girls cross country team had a good showing at the first of 3 Metro league races. At the front of the pack the whole race Alia Frederick and Audrey Steiert came into the finish stride for stride before Frederick edged ahead for 3rd place, Steiert followed for a great 4th place finish. Meghan Hitt came in soon after to finish 15th place. Running hard in the heat to round out the scoring varsity runners were Kristina Lachowicz and Kearstin Dankert. 

In the Reserve race the Lady Eagles also finished 3rd as a team with great races by Abbie Paige (8th) and Emma Miller (9th). Good job Eagles! 
Boys' CC 4th at FML Jamboree 1
The boys' team had a successful start to the Metro League season at our first Jamboree on Wednesday afternoon. The team finished fourth with 95 points, just two points behind Clio. Nick McDonald (4th), Skyler Zieske (17th), Tanner Blaney (19th), and Tyler Buchanan (23rd) all earned points in the individual all-league standings by finishing in the top 24 of the field. Maxwell Austin, Ryan Crutchfield, and Sebastian Lubahn rounded out the varsity seven for Linden. Fenton won the Jamboree with 42 points and Holly was second with 66.

Led by Hayden Mahakian in 8th place the reserve squad finished 3rd in their race. He was followed closely by Devon Coe (12th), Max Gatza (13th), Liam Sack (14th), and Dawson Verran (15th). 

Full results are available here.

 
Linden Girls Golf
The Linden Girls Golf Team won their first dual match of the season Thursday (9/8) on the par-35 Hawk 9 at the Pine Knob Golf Course. Linden shot a team total of 188 while Brandon shot 206. The Eagles moved to 1-1 in Flint Metro League dual matches on the season. Linden junior Payton Leedle was the medalist for the match with a high school career low 9-hole round of 41. Leedle started her round with 3 consecutive pars including a holed out bunker shot on her third hole. This was the first time Leedle has ever taken medalist honors in a match. Seniors Sydney Bond and Ashley Robinson both shot 45. Robinson's round was also the lowest 9-hole round of her high school carrer. It included a near hole-in-one on the par-3 6th hole. Her wedge shot hit the green 4 feet in front of the cup, checked up immediately and drifted just left of the hole. Bond's round could have easily been lower if not for a really bad break with an unexplainable lost ball on her last hole of the day. Her second shot was very well struck and hit just left of the green. Somehow the ball couldn't be found so she had to replay the shot with a penalty of stroke and distance. The lost ball cost her what most certainly would have been her career low round. Junior Isabel Wright rounded out the scoring for Linden with a round of 57. Junior Deanna Jenkinson carded a 59 and junior Heather Crampton came in with a score of 62.
Linden Varsity Volleyball
The Linden varsity volleyball team went 2-1 in their quad last night losing to Davison 25-18, 18-25, 15-25  and beating Powers 25-22, 25-17 and New Lothrop 26-24, 14-25, 25-18.  For the night, Alli Conly had 20 kills, 37 digs, and 3 aces. Emma O'Keefe had 12 kills and Alexus Harden had 9.  Patricia Racknor contributed 9 blocks.  The lady eagles are now 19-3 overall.
 
Weather call -
Linden Varsity and JV Soccer is cancelled tonight due to weather. reschedule date will be announced soon. Also Linden Middle School 7/8th grade football scrimmage against Davison is cancelled. The scrimmage is rescheduled for tomorrow night at the middle school field. 
Linden Eagles Girls Golf
The Linden Eagles GIrls Golf Team lost their first dual match of the season Tuesday (9/6) to Flushing, 186-210. The match was played on the par 38 back 9 at Flushing Valley Meadows Golf Course. The medalist for the match was Flushing's Kerri Parks. Parks shot a 3-over par 41. Payton Leedle led the scoring for the Eagles with a 47. It was the junior's lowest 9-hole round for a match in her high school career. Ashley Robinson shot a 50, Sydney Bond Shot a 50, and Deanna Jenkinson shot a 62 to round out the counting scores for Linden for the match.
Linden Girls Cross Country
Congratulations to Hannah Wabel - State Bank Athlete of the Week
Hannah has started her freshman year strong by medaling in her first two varsity meets. Most recently she placed 11th in a 136 runner field at the Corunna Earlybird Invitational. She ran a smart race and was able to finish strong.
 

 
Boys' Cross Country Team 4th at Corunna
The boys' cross country team had another solid outing against some very good competition at the Corunna Earlybird Invitational. The Eagles were once again led by junior, Nick McDonald, whose time of 17:18.9 was good enough for a 10th place finish in a field of 160 competitors. Rounding out the top five for Linden were Skyler Zieske (20th), Tanner Blaney (21st), Tyler Buchanan (22nd), and Nicholas Shrable (28th). Full results are available here
Linden Boys Cross Country
Congratulations to Nick McDonald - State Bank Athlete of the Week

Nick started the season with a strong performance at the “Under the Lights” Invitational in St. Johns. His time of 17:08.8 was more than 20 seconds better than his time to start the season last year. The effort placed him 7th in a field of nearly 170 competitors. Nick increased his mileage over the summer and worked hard to earn such a great start to the season. (Picture to Follow!!)

Linden Varsity Volleyball
Linden varsity volleyball beat Lake Fenton 25-21, 25-18, Byron 25-17, 20-25, 25-20 and Swartz Creek 25-17, 25-16.  Allison Conly led the team with 19 kills and 25 digs followed by Breyanna Turnipseed and Emma O'Keefe with 17 and 11 kills respectively. Emily Pearce contributed 13 digs and 11 aces.  The Eagles improve to 12-1 overall.
Girls XC run to 5th "Under the Lights"
The girls cross country squad had a great start to their season at the "Under the Lights" meet in St. Johns. The course was lit with portable generator lights so runners could make their way through the 5K course in the late hours of the night. The team finished 5th in a very talented field. The Eagles had two medalists in the meet (top 20). Freshman Hannah Wabel cruised to an 11th place finish in her first high school meet! Alia Frederick battled some fierce competition and was able to kick her way past the one other runner between her and the victory! Sophomore Kearstin Dankert ran her way to a personal best time which is quite a feat for the first race of the season! Congrats to all the lady Eagles! All results can be found here
Boys' CC 4th "Under the Lights"
The boys' cross country team started the season at 9:30 PM Thursday evening with a cross country race "Under the Lights" in St. Johns. The 5k course was lit for the race with a series of portable lights. Linden finished 4th out of nine teams and was led by medalists Nick McDonald (7th) and Skyler Zieske (18th) in a field that featured nearly 170 competitors. Full results are available here.
Linden Varsity Volleyball in the Clio Quad
The Linden varsity volleyball team went 3-0 at the Clio quad beating Saginaw Nouvel, Powers, and Clio. Allison Conly had 15 kills, 5 aces, and 22 digs. Breyanna Turnipseed ha 13 kills and Emma O'Keefe had 12 kills. Morgan Fitch 50 assists, 10 aces, 16 digs,  and 5 blocks. Emily Pearce added 9 digs and 4 aces, while Cayla Turner added 10 digs.

The Eagles improve to 9-1 overall.
 
Linden Eagle Varsity Volleyball
The lady eagles won their home tournament this past Saturday going 6-1.  Linden beat Davison 25-22 and 25-15 in the semi finals and then Lapeer 25-21, 25-22. Emma O'Keefe had 45 kills, Allison Conly 35, and Breyanna Turnipseed 33. Patricia Racknor contributed 10 blocks. Morgan Fitch had 93 assists, 51 digs, 12 aces, and 7 blocks.

 
Linden Athletic Booster Golf Outing
Reminder

Linden Athletics Annual Golf Outing
Four Person scramble
Sunday August 14th, 2016
Willow Brook Golf Course
311 W. Maple Rd. Byron, MI 48418
810-266-4660

EVENT INCLUDES:
*REGISTRATION 8:15am – SHOTGUN START @ 9:00AM    *18 HOLES WITH CART    *4 PERSON SCRAMBLE
*HOT DOGS @ TURN   *BEALE STREET SMOKEHOUSE DINNER   *RAFFLES AND SILENT AUCTION

 
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