Linden is now 7-2 on the season.
Coming soon ... Griffins Student Night! (Wed, Feb 11, 2015)
Posted by: Tabitha Bourassa on Sun Jan 11th 2015 12:44pm
Griffins Student Night is Wed, Feb 11, 2015! Your Griffins, Fenton & Linden Varsity Hockey team, takes on the KBH (Kearsly, Brandon & Holly High School)at home in Hartland.
FREE RIDE to the game! School buses are available to commute students from their home High School (Fenton & Linden) to the home game arena in Hartland. Student ID required to board bus. Buses will commute students back to their home High School at the conclusion of the game. Buses leave high schools promptly at 5:00 pm!
FREE T-SHIRTS for the first 30 students at the door (with student ID)!
Also, the old Fenton hockey team jerseys will be for sale.
If you have any questions, contact the Griffins Hockey Boosters by email email@example.com.
Nick Koan and Blake Knox each scored 16 points in the contest.
Also scoring for Linden were Seth Mossing with 3, Corbin Sines and Owen Wagnitz with 2 each, and Zane Arnold with 1.
Logan, a sophomore, rolled impressive games of 222 and 248 to take both his points in a win over Fenton.
Jessica,a freshman, had a solid performance in all events to help the gymnastics team to an 8th place finish from 18 schools at the Huron Valley Invite .
Senior Buck Hudson scored a goal and added an assist in addition to playing lock down defense to help the Griffins to back to back wins, only allowing 3 goals in two games. Andy Bennett, a senior,
Slalom 1:10.73 GS 48.52 Andy Bennett placed 6th in Slalom and 10th in Giant Slalom over all in the boys victory over Powers.
Their next competition is home meet on at Hyatt Elementary School. Come on out and support these gymnast.
The Freshman Boys Basketball team lost its first game of the season to Swartz Creek on Wednesday, by a 35-28 score.
Leading the way for Linden were Blake Knox with 12 points and Corbin Sines with 6.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Zach Horst with 5, Zane Arnold with 3 and Noah Giacomantonio with 2.
Linden is now 6-1 on the season.
The Boys Freshmen pulled out a close one against Kearsley, scoring 5 points in the last 27 seconds to win 47-45.
Linden led throughout the game until the final minute when Kearsley jumped out to a 3 point lead.
Clutch drives by Blake Knox and Corbin Sines put the Eagles up by 1. A free throw with .8 seconds left by Sines rounded out the scoring.
Blake Knox led all scorers with 20 points. Corbin Sines added 8.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Nick Koan and Andrew Burns with 4 each, Owen Wagnitz and Caiman Moore with 3 each, Noah Giacomantonio and Aidan Mccarthy with 2 each and Zach Horst with 1.
Blake, a freshman, returned from a 7 week lay-off due to injury, to lead the gymnastics team to a 3rd place finish at the East Lansing Invitational. Blake had solid routines and led in scores on almost every event for a 5th place overall individually.
Sophomore Tyler Hoeberling had 19 points, 9 assists and 5 steals on the basketball court in two games this week for the Eagles.
Senior Megan Kenney becomes the first LHS two time winner in this school year to earn this award. Megan had a great week with a pair of "double-doubles" for the girls' basketball teams in wins against Owosso and Brandon. Megan had 37 points, 26 rebounds, 5 blocks and 4 steals.
The Freshman Boys won again Thursday night, going on the road to defeat Brandon in a key Flint Metro League showdown, by a score of 31-25.
The defense was the difference once again, as Linden jumped out to a 8-2 advantage after 1 quarter and never looked back.
Nick Koan led all scorers with 11 points. Zach Horst added 5 of his own.
Noah Giacomantonio, Blake Knox, and Seth Mossing each contributed 4 points.
Rounding out the scoring was Aidan McCarthy with 3 points.
Please come out to Kearsley next Tuesday to support your guys as they go on the road for the second straight Flint Metro League game.
The Freshman Boys Basketball team stayed undefeated Monday night after a thrilling 37-35 win over visiting Owosso.
An extremely slow start found the Eagles behind 14-9 at halftime. Linden exploded for 18 points in the 4th quarter to earn the victory. Suffocating defensive pressure led by Corbin Sines was the key to victory.
Leading Linden in scoring was Nick Koan with 10 points.
Corbin Sines, Noah Giacomantonio, and Zach Horst each added 8.
Also scoring for Linden were Blake Knox with 2 and Zane Arnold with 1.
Please come support your JV Boys at Brandon this Thursday, it stands to be another great Flint Metro League game.
Holly started out fast, leading 9-0 and 19-10, before a furious second quarter had Linden ahead 20-19 at halftime. Holly pulled back ahead by 5 by the end of the third quarter. A stifling defense in the fourth held Holly to just 4 points while Linden scored just enough to earn the victory. A Nick Koan free throw with 5 seconds left put Linden ahead to stay, as Holly's last second shot rolled off the rim.
Zach Horst led the Eagles with 8 points. Other scorers for Linden were Noah Giacomantonio and Seth Mossing with 7 each, NIck Koan with 6, Blake Knox with 5, Zane Arnold with 3, and Corbin Sines and Andrew Burns with 2 each.
Enjoy your winter break and make sure you come support your basketball team at home on January 5th against Owosso.
Kevin was also named to the D2 First Team All-State team this season and Flint Metro League First Team.
Click here to read the full article from mLive.
After trailing 14-11 after 1 quarter, LInden exploded for a 19-11 advantage in the second quarter behind a suffocating defense. The Eagles were able to maintain the lead the rest of the game. A stellar 7 of 9 from the free throw line helped seal the victory.
Leading scorers for Linden were Blake Knox with 14 and Nick Koan with 13.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Zach Horst with 6, Corbin Sines and Seth Mossing with 4, Devon Coe, Andrew Burns, and Owen Wagnitz each had 3, and Noah Giacomantonio had 2.
The team needs your support for two home games next week when they face Flushing on Tuesday and Holly on Thursday. They hope to see you there.
Junior Taylor Smith was on fire with 43 points, 6 steals, 6 assists and 8 rebounds to lead the Eagles basketball team last week in games vs. Lake Fenton and Brighton.
Senior Russ Carney rolled games of 215 and 241 for a 456 series in his match against Holly in the Eagles bowling opener.
Freshman Nicole Haberkamp led the newly formed LInden gymnastics team with her focus and hard work to upgrade her routines. She performed a nearly flawless no fall beam routine that put her in first place with a 8.75.
NIck Koan and Zach Horst led a balanced scoring attack with 8 points each. Blake Knox added 7 points of his own. Also scoring were Corbin Sines and Seth Mossing with 6 each, Zane Arnold and Andrew Burns with 4 each, Noah Giacomantonio with 3, and Owen Wagnitz with 2.
These guys work hard and would appreciate your support, come support your Eagles at the next game this Thursday at Clio.
(photo compliments of Digisharpphotograpy and Mark Bolen)
The JV Eagles also defeated the Blue Devils 46-20. Taylor Stoolmaker led in points with 20 then Madison Paige followed with 11 points and Bella Blank with 8.
The Eagles will host Brighton on Wednesday.
This event is run at night on snow covered roads and trails!
Click here for a registration form and detailed information.
Most Valuable Lineman: Kyle Korman
Most Valuable Back: Ryan Young
Most Improved Player: Zach Appleburg
Jughead Award: Andrew Kost
Cracked Helmet: Kyle Korman
1st Team All-Metro: Kyle Korman (OL & DL); Marshael Ryan (LB); Austin McNeill (DL); Ryan Young(OB)
Second Team All Metro: Jake Marshall (DE); Marshael Ryan (DE); Andy Roberts (OL & DL)); Ethan Quesnelle (OB), Kevin Bates (OB); Ryker Rivera (DB), Bailey Davis (DB)
Honorable Mention: Zach Appleburg, Andrew Kost
Metro League Scholar Athletes: Zach Appleburg, Kevin Bates, Ronnie Gipson, Nolan Hill, Andrew Kost, Ethan Quesnelle, Marshael Ryan, Jake Zorn
The Flint Metro League will kick off the 2014-15 winter sports season by hosting their inaugural media
day for boys and girls basketball on Monday, November 24th at 7:00 pm in the Fenton High School
cafeteria. The event will begin with a general session with each of the league’s boys and girls basketball
coaches giving a brief preview of their teams. Following the general session each coach, along with two
student-athletes, will be available for individual interviews. Each media member attending will receive a
comprehensive media guide with written previews of all league winter sports. A pre-season coaches poll
for boys and girls basketball will also be conducted and released at the event.
The members of the Flint Metro League are Brandon, Clio, Fenton, Flushing, Holly, Kearsley, Linden, and
Swartz Creek. Beverages and desserts will be provided at the event.
Please direct any questions to Kearsley Athletic Director Paul Gaudard at 810-591-5315 or
firstname.lastname@example.org or Fenton Athletic Director Mike Bakker at 810-591-2607 or
Come and support your 2014/2015 Linden Boys JV Basketball team this season.
The survey can be found at http://www.mhsaa.com/schools/
Family passes are available for all HOME athletic contests during the Winter season for $55.00. This pass will allow entry into all games hosted by the Eagles for the family members living in your household. You may purchase your pass at the gate of any athletic event or in the athletic office. GO EAGLES!!
Also receiving All-State recognition were juniors Tyler Ziccardi (3rd Team) and Nolan McDonald (HM).
(Photos compliments of Klari Frederick)
The following are results of the District and Region teams:
ALL-DISTRICT ALL-REGIONAL ALL-METRO
Ben Thornton Ben Thornton 1st Team:
Kevin Wright Kevin Wright Ben Thornton
Tyler Ziccardi Tyler Ziccardi Kevin Wright
Nolan McDonald Nolan McDonald Tyler Ziccardi
Cam Davis Nolan McDonald
Marcos Toledano 2nd Team:
Derek Deighton Cam Davis
David Fowler Derek Deighton
Jay Howard HM:
Breyanna, a sophomore, has been a starter for the Eagles volleyball team all season. Last week, the middle hitter went 20-22 hitting with 7 kills, 3 blocks, 4-4 serving, and 8 digs against Fenton. On Saturday, she went 22-23 serving with one ace, 11digs, 28 kills, and 6 blocks to help us to make it to gold playoffs in a competitive Grand Blanc tournament.
Austin, a senior, had 10 tackles, 3 solos, and a fumble recovery against Mason for the Eagles football team. He also graded out at 94% blocking.
Also a senior and lineman, Andy Roberts has been a mainstay for the Eagles all season. Against Fenton, Andy had 11 tackles, 3 for a loss and blocked at 97%.
Kailee set a lifetime PR of 20:57 at the Division 2 MHSAA State Finals on Saturday November 1st. Her performance helped the Lady Eagles to a Top 10 finish at State Meet.
For the day, Breyanna Turnipseed led the Eagles with 28 kills and 6 blocks. Megan Klavitter led the defense with 48 digs and went 33-33 serving with 9 aces. Jessie Magalski had 27 digs and Jordan McDonald had 21. Morgan Fitch had 32 assists and went 35-35 serving with 8 aces. Miranda Fowler had 24 assists and went 9-9 serving with 2 aces. The Eagles finish the regular season 21-20-3.
Marshael has been a two-way starter on the football team for the past three seasons. This week, he had 13 tackles on defense and blocked at 94% with 2 catches for 25 yards on offense.
Cam has also been a starter for the Eagles soccer over the past three seasons. His work as a center defender has been huge for Linden and a major component for the team's success.
Shier Scores On The Header - In the third minute of the second half, Julian Shier scores for Linden to give his team a 4-0 lead against Madison Heights Lamphere.
You can watch the whole game by Clicking Here.
The Eagles now advance to the Regional Finals which will be held back at Brandon HS at 6:00 against Cranbrook.
Marcos, a foreign exchange student from Spain, has been a major factor in the success of our soccer team this season. Last week Marcos scored two goals and had two assists in the MHSAA District soccer championship game against Fenton. Marcos also added another goal and 3 assists in total for the week of Districts.
Jack, a junior, helped the Eagle cross country team to a strong performance at the Metro League Championship races on Wednesday. Jack finished 3rd for the Eagles and 13th overall in 17:11.6. As a result of his consistent, quality performances at each of the FML competitions this fall, Jack earned 2nd team All-League.
1st Team: Mikey Varacalli
2nd Team: Ryan Torok, Jack Eck
3rd Team: Kagen Griffith, Nick McDonald, Chase Morse
The JV squad also had their best performance of the season, finishing 2nd in their team race. The reserves were led by Connor Brooks (4th place), Jack Needham (5th place), Trent Schrader (6th place), Bryce Somers (8th place), and Ryan Crutchfield (9th place).
Linden is currently ranked 5th in Division II and will face Clio along with 14 other schools in a regional showdown Saturday, October 25th on the course at Delta College.
Marcos Toledano opened the scoring on a Derek Deighton assist at the 28:06 mark of the first. Kevin Wright scored minutes later on an assist from Toledano; and again, unassisted at 9:01 to take a 3-0 lead into the half. Tyler Ziccardi scored on a restart at 30:25 in the second and then connected with Ben Thornton who scored at 28.42 for a 5-0 lead. Toledano completed the scoring from a Wright assist at 7:55 for a 6-0 final. Keeper Jay Howard made all three saves on goal the Tigers were able to muster in their 5 total shots during the game.
Linden will now travel to Brandon HS for the Regional championship with the first game on Tuesday at 5:00 vs. Madison Heights Lamphere.
Kevin Wright got the Eagle offense started with a hat-trick for the first three LInden goals, two unassisted and one from Trystan Hughes-LaFavour. Derek Deighton scored next on an assist from Julian Shier who then connected with Jason Crane for his own goal at 22:26. Freshman Tyler Manner scored the next two goals, one from Austin Lapham and the next unassisted. Jordan Einfeldt connected with Shier for the next goal at 15:10. Trevor Varner scored the next two goals, both from Lapham assists. Shier finished the scoring with an unassisted goal at 6:17 in the first.
The Eagles will play Fenton at 11:00am on Saturday morning at Claude Cranston Stadium for the District Championship. The winner will advance to the Regional semi-final which will be held at Brandon on Tuesday October21 at 5:00pm.
Courtney, a senior, ran a 20:20 at the Kayla O'Mara Invitational in Goodrich to help the Eagles to a 2nd place finish in the Large School Division race on Saturday, October 11th. She set another season personal record finishing 10th out of 68 girls.
Derek, a sophomore, had two big goals to help Linden defeat Fenton to win the Metro League Championship and remain undefeated in the league. In addition, he had another goal and two assists in non-league match-ups.
Sophomore Sydney Bond shot a 104 at a tough Edgewood CC in the MHSAA Division 2 Regionals.
Linden JV team defeated Kearsley 25-17, 25-15, 25-12. Overall record 21-6-4 and league 5-0.
The Eagles will now play Flint Southwestern at home on Wednesday Oct 15 at 6:00pm. The 5th ranked Eagles record now stands at 17-1-2 on the season.
Due to a variety of scheduling issues, we have had to make several changes to the athletic schedule for this week. Please read carefully and share the word with other parents & fans:
MS FOOTBALL: the 7th and 8th grade games scheduled for home on Wednesday vs. Brandon have been moved to Brandon. Game times remain the same with the 7th graders playing first at 4:15.
SOCCER: Linden will host two MHSAA District soccer games on Wednesday night. The first game will be at 4:00 (instead of 5:00) in a game between Owosso and the winner of Fenton/Fowlerville. The second game will be at 6:00 (instead of 7:00) between Linden and either Flint Southwestern or Flint Northwestern.
The 5th ranked Eagles will take their 16-1-2 record into MHSAA Districts beginning on Monday with a game at home against Clio at 6:00.
As a team the Eagles finished in 7th place at Regionals with a team score of 422. The top 3 teams among the 13 that played qualified for the State Finals. The teams that qualified out of the Eagles region were Auburn Hills Avondale, Bloomfield Hills Marion, and Birmingham Seaholm.
After Joslin's 92 the scoring for Linden at Edgewood was done by Sophomore Sydney Bond (104), Junior Makena Baldwin, who was playing on an injured knee (108), and Sophomore Ashley Robinson (118).
The Eagles wlll be back in action at Claude Cranston on Thursday at 5:00 in another non-league match up vs. Carman Ainsworth prior to the Powderpuff game.
Mikey and Ryan have been racing each other since seventh grade in a friendly rivalry that has seen both come out on top at one time or another. On Saturday in Portage they both set huge lifetime personal records. Mikey ran 16:09 and Ryan 16:12. They both finished in the top 10 (5th and 8th) in a field of 304 runners, and they both made their way onto the LHS top 25 list. One without the other would not have achieved the same success on the course so it seems only fitting that they share the athlete of the week award.
Ben Thornton has been a mainstay of the tough Eagle defense for the past four seasons and also turned in some offensive firepower last week with two goals and two assists to lead the 13-1-2 Eagles.
Ryan Young, had a big night for the Eagles in a 28-24 win at Brandon on Friday night with
16 carries for 172 yards rushing and 4 catches for 54 yards and the winning touchdown. On defense, Ryan had 5 tackles.
The Linden JV team defeated Flushing 25-22, 16-25, 25-13. Allie Conly 13 kills and went 7-7 on serve receive. Emily Pearce had 3 aces and was 8-8 serve receive. Alexus Harden had 5 kills.
For the night, Megan Kenney had 10 kills and Bridget Adams with 7 kills. Megan Klavitter served 19-19 with 4 aces and had 21 digs. The Eagles are now 1-1 in the league.
The JV Eagles defeated Swartz creek 25-12, 10-25, 25-14. Emma Kenney had 10 kills, Allie Conly added 8 kills and was 10-10 serving with 3 aces, Alexus Harden 1was 12-12 serving with 1 ace.