In game 1, Cole Sarkon and Nick Rossow(double) each had 2 hits to lead Linden. Rossow also had 2 RBI.
Also getting hits in the game were Bailey Davis, Chris Kitch, Aaron Sarkon (double), and Logan Steiert.
Bailey Davis pitched all 7 innings, allowing just 5 hits while striking out 11 batters.
In game 2, Logan Steiert had Linden's only hit.
Chase Coleman, Conor Faught, and Ty Hoeberling each pitched for the Eagles in the game.
Kyle Korman, a junior, finished in 2nd place out of 15 schools and 45 competitior in the shot put at the MSU Tru Team Invitational. Kyle's put of 44'8 was a lifetime best by more than a foot.
Rebecca McDonald, a senior, won both the 60M hurdles at 10.1 and the long jump at 16-0. Both are now indoor records for Linden High School.
Maddie Zayan, a freshman, scored a important goal in the Metro opener against a
tough Fenton team to help the Eagles to a 1-0
win over the Tigers on the road.
Justin McKenzie, a senior, broke his own school
record in the pole vault at 14-6, enroute to taking first place v.Holly and Brandon.
Senior golfer Zach Suitka earned medalist
honors by carding a pair of 39's in Metro
League matches v. Holly and Brandon last
week at Spring Meadows and Heather
Speedster Samantha Greene, a junior, won both the
100 and 200M dashes as well as anchored the 4x100 and 4x200 relays to beat Holly for the first time in 11 years.
Game 1 was a tight affair until the Eagles broke it open with 8 runs in the bottom of the fifth - putting the lead at 10 and invoking the mercy rule. All 9 players hit safely in the game, with Sawyer Benge collecting 2 hits and 4 RBI. Also getting hits in the game were Tyler Hoeberling, Luke Marshall, Logan Steiert, Conor Faught, Gabe Nosek, Trey Link, and Ryker Rivera.
Luke Marshall got the win on the mound, going 4 innings and striking out 6 batters. Ty Hoeberling pitched a perfect 5th inning, striking out 2 at getting the save. Game 2 was a shootout with the Eagles scoring a run in the bottom of the 5th to pull out the victory.Bailey Davis and Chris Kitch each had 2 hits to lead the Eagles. Also getting hits in the game were Cole Sarkon, Aaron Sarkon, and Brendan Buerkel. Ryan Johnston, Sawyer Benge, and Aaron Sarkon each pitched in the game, with Aaron Sarkon getting the win in relief.
Coach Lawhorne has set a goal of breaking 3 hours (about 6:51 per mile).
Eagle fans, please follow along and support Coach in the Boston Marathon. #bostonLawhorne
In the second game, Linden cruised to a 10-4 victory sparked by a 9 run offensive explosion in the 2nd inning. Starting on the mound was Marshael Ryan who pitched a solid 4 1/3 innings. Ryan recorded 3 strike outs, walked 2, gave up 4 hits and allowed 3 earned runs. Finishing on the mound was Kevin Bates who recorded the last 2 outs in the shortened 4 ½ inning contest. Bates walked one batter and did not allow a hit. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Hunter Luchenbill and Adam Tatara who each had 2 hits. Also getting one hit a piece was Jake Marshall, Cam Cook, Marshael Ryan and Jacob Klocek. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Hunter Luchenbill and Jack Marshall with 2, while Austin Buerkel, Cam Cook, Trevor Banasiak, Marshael Ryan, Adam Tatara and Jacob Klocek each scored 1 run a piece. Tallying the RBI’s were lead by Jake Marshall with 3, while Adam Tatara had 2 and Austin Buerkel, Cam Cook, Marshael Ryan and Hunter Luchenbill each batted in one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Dragons 8 to 4 in the contest.
Linden won the first game 14-3 and lost the second 5-4. The bats started slowly in game 1, as Creek held a 2-1 lead after 4 innings. The Eagle offense exploded from there, scoring 5, 2, and 6 runs in the last 3 innings respectively. Chris Kitch and Nick Rossow each had 3 hits including a double. Aaron Sarkon, Logan Steiert, and Bailey Davis (2 RBI) also chipped in 2 hits. Rossow and Sarkon each had 3 rbi as well. Also getting hits for Linden were Chase Coleman, Conor Faught, and Cole Sarkon. Bailey Davis got the win on the mound, going 5 innings. He allowed just 3 hits and struck out 6 Creek batters. Trey Link pitched the final 2 innings, striking out 2 batters.
Game 2 saw the Eagles get out to a 4-0 lead, only to let it slip away in the last 2 innings. Linden actually outhit Creek 6-4 for the game, but could not get the key hit when they needed it.
Aaron Sarkon had 2 hits to lead the Eagle attack. Kitch had a double and 2 walks. Also getting hits in the game were Tyler Hoeberling, Logan Steiert, and Sawyer Benge. Sarkon pitched the entire game, striking out 3 in 4 & 2/3 innings and too the loss.
There will be indoor practice at King Par on Wednesday, March 19th from 4-9. Please contact Coach Stevens if you will be attending.
Softball: Next practice will be on Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 in the gym.
Baseball: Next practice will be on Friday at 5:30 in the gym.
Soccer: Next practice will be on Friday. Meet at 7:15 at student parking lot entrance.
Track: Practice Friday at 2:45 in the gym.
Parent Meeting @ 5:00 Tuesday 3/18 in the LHS Cafeteria
Golf: Friday: Mandatory meeting in the Sr. Commons at 3:00. Bring your try-out cards.
In order to receive a tryout card you must have a current sports physical (dated after April 15, 2013), an athletic emergency form, and an athletic handbook form all filled out and signed by your guardian. These forms can be found on the athletic web site at lindenschools.org under Forms and Handbook.
If you played a winter or fall sport, all fees, uniforms, and equipment must be turned in before you will be issued a tryout card for the spring season.
Bailee has been a four-year member of the cheer squad for the Eagles. She has been an important part of both the sideline and competitve seasons for Linden. Recently, Bailee was named to the Second Team All Metro Competitive Cheer Squad.
Brendan, a forward for the Linden/Fenton Griffin Hockey team, scored two goals on Saturday night to lead the offense in a 6-7 overtime loss to Gladwin.
Congratulations to our Eagles!
Down 11-2 after one quarter, we stormed back, outscoring Lake Fenton by 28 points in the final 3 quarters.
Leading scorers were Madison Maxheimer with 20 and Bridget Adams with 15. Maya Gossett had 6 on 6 of 12 free throws. Lauren Klein scored 6 and Bella Blank had 4 points and 3 steals. Also scoring with 2 each were Emily Williams and Courtney Cates. Our last game is tonight at Lapeer West. Our record so far is 7-9.
Russell Carney rolled games of 188 and 215 to take his point against Holly in a league match last week. Also selected was Kevin Case who took 12 place in a Flint Metro League singles tournament with a 581. Both young men will join their team in representing LHS at the Regional individual and team bowling tournament this week in Owosso. Good luck to all!
All 10 players scored for LInden in the game.
Leading scorers were Austin Malkin with 12, Hunter Michael with 10, and Noah Pearce with 8.
Also scoring were Jamon Link and George Shebby with 6 each, Gavin Lund and Trevor Varner with 5 each, Cole Sarkon and Aaron Sarkon with 3 each, and Josh Beil scoring 2 points.
The team is 12-1 on the season.
The Eagles held an 8 point advantage at halftime and then outscored Creek 19-10 in the third quarter to put the game away.
High scorer in the contest was Hunter Michael with 22 points.
Aaron Sarkon added 12 and Gavin Lund netted 10 points each.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Cole Sarkon with 7, Trevor Varner with 4, Jamon Link with 3, Josh Beil with 2 and Austin Malkin with 1.
The Eagles are 11-1 for the season now.
5:00 Linden v. Holly
6:00 Fenton v. Holly
7:00 Linden v. Fenton
Austin Maxheimer lead all scorers with 9. Tyler Hoeberling and Bailey Davis had 8 each. Nick Rossow and Ray Ballard each contributed 3. Adding 2 points each were Conor Faught, Logan Steiert and Nolan McDonald.
Linden Goes To Clio For Win
Tyler Hoeberling lead the charge with 16. Austin Maxheimer contributed 11. Logan Steiert and Bailey Davis added 7 each. Conor Faught and Nolan McDonald each put up 4 and Trey Link had 3.
Zach was 6-1 on the week with a huge pin against his Swartz Creek opponent to win the dual for Linden at the Swartz Creek Invite. Zach was able to stick the pin only :16 seconds into the match. Zach went on to post a 4-1 record on the day. Overall, Zach is 25-5 on the season.
Alyssa Logie posted some big numbers to lead the Eagles on the basketball court this past week. Alyssa had 21 total points, grabbed 18 rebounds, had 6 steals and an assist.
night at Linden the girls varsity played Lapeer West and lost 57 to 38. Bri Holscher had 8 points, Taylor Smith also had 8 points. Alyssa Logie had 9 rebounds and 5 points. Rachel Starrs had 5 points.
Logan Steiert had 14. Tyler Hoeberling and Nick Rossow contributed 9. Nolan McDonald, Bailey Davis, Trey Link and Ray Ballard each added 2.
Linden JV Basketball Gets Win Over Kearsley
Led in scoring by Conor Faught with 12. Tyler Hoeberling had 9. Nolan McDonald and Nick Rossow had 6. Logan Steiert added 5 and Trey Link added 2 more.
Cole Sarkon led all scorers with 14 points. Also scoring for Linden were Hunter Michael with 9, Gavin Lund with 7, Josh Beil with 6, Aaron Sarkon with 5, George Shebby with 4, Trevor Varner with 3, and Austin Malkin and Nick Rinks with 2 each. The team is now 7-1 on the season.
Taylor Smith, a sophomore, led the Eagles on the basketball court with 40 points; 10 assists; 13 rebounds; and 10 steals in games against Lake Fenton and South Lyon.
Logan Skinner bowled a 218 to help take his point and help his team win the match against Clio.
Senior Collin Hoeberling had 40 point; 7 rebounds; 9 steals; and 6 assists in two competitive losses against Holly and Fenton.
Austin McNeil has led the Eagle wrestling squad all season with a 21-4 record. This week, Austin had two big wins over Lapeer West and Swartz Creek at both the 215 and Hwt division.
Congratulations to our Eagles!
Record now 3-5. Next game Holly home Monday.
Aaron Sarkon with 13, Hunter Michael with 12, and Gavin Lund with 10 led the way for the Eagles. Also scoring for Linden were Nick Rinks with 7, Jamon Link with 6, Cole Sarkon with 5, Josh Biel with 4, Austin Malkin with 2 and Noah Pearce, Trevor Varner, and George Shebby each scored 1.
Leading scorers Tyler Hoeberling and Logan Steiert had 7 points each. Nick Rossow added 6 points. Austin Maxheimer and Trent Strang each had 2. Conor Faught added 1 point.
Linden JV Basketball Loses to Creek
Leading scorer Tyler Hoeberling had a great night with 14 points. Conor Faught played very well adding 12 points. Austin Maxheimer added 5 while Trent Strang had 4. Logan Steiert and Nick Rossow each had 3. Nolan McDonald and Bailey Davis contributed 2 each.
Linden JV Basketball Loses at Brandon
Leading scorer Trent Strang had 14 points. Nolan McDonald did a great job handling the ball and added 9 points. Logan Steiert had 5 while Conor Faught had 4. Nick Rossow had a 3 pointer. Tyler Hoeberling and Bailey Davis contributed 1 point each.
The JV team lost to undefeated Flushing 31-36 on Thursday. Madison Maxheimer had 9 points and 3 steals, Megan Kenney had 8 points, and Alexis Brandt 5 points, including 3 for 3 at the free throw line. Also scoring were Melissa Prise (4), Sterling DeGayner (3) and Maya Gossett (2). Melissa Prise led the rebounding with 5. That evens the JV record at 3-3, and our next game is at Powers on January 4 at.
The freshman girls played tough, but lost to a talented Flushing team 25-46. Karly Krause had 9 points, Bella Blank and Taylor Stoolmaker each had 8 in a 25-46 loss to Flushing at home on Thursday night.
Leading the Eagles in scoring were Cole Sarkon with 19 and Hunter Michael with 15. Also scoring for Linden were Aaron Sarkon and Jamon Link with 6 each, Gavin Lund with 2 and Austin Malkin with 1.
The Eagles got off to a rough start, trailing 16-13 after 1 quarter.
Over the next 2 quarters Linden outscored Brandon by a 23-6 margin. Brandon was able to cut the lead to 7 with under a minute to go, but a key free throw by Nick Rinks sealed the victory.
Nine Eagles scored in the game with Hunter Michael leading the way with 13 and Gavin Lund and Austin Malkin with 8 each. Also scoring were Jamon Link and Cole Sarkon with 6 each, Josh Beil with 5, Trevor Varner with 2, and Aaron Sarkon and Nick Rinks with 1 each.
Linden is now 2-0 on the young season.
3-pointer by Maya Gossett.
Olivia Kirkey led the rebounding with 13, while Maya Gossett had 8. Maddie Maxheimer had 7 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists.
The team is now 3 - 0 and travels to Brandon on Friday.
Leading scorers for Linden were Cole Sarkon with 12 and Hunter Michael and Gavin Lund with 10 each.
Also scoring for Linden were Austin Malkin with 4, Trevor Varner and Jamon Link with 3 each, and Aaron Sarkon with 1.
Coach Skinner had this to say about his young grapplers: "I was very impressed with our performance today as we started 6 freshman and they responded well. This squad is extremely young, in previous years we've had young wrestlers in the line-up here and there but in my 15 years as the head coach, I never remember starting 6 freshman, even with our good squads. There is room for improvement but what's nice is these young men have experience under their belt as they've all been club kids. With wrestling as competitive as it is today, this is almost a necessity if you're going to start as a freshman. The day was good and although we lost a tight one, we had 3 starters out of the line up that will make an immediate impact."
- Blake Bloomfield
- David Doyle
- Jacob Klocek
- Alyssa Logie
- Rachael Starrs
- Michael Ziccardi
The JV girls beat South Lyon 25 to 10 to improve their season record to 2-0. Linden led 12-2 at halftime because of some awesome defense led by Lauren Klein, Melissa Prise, and Madison Maxheimer. All of our scoring came from Sterling DeGayner (12), Bridget Adams (7) and Maxheimer (6). The Eagles are now 2-0, and our next home game is Tuesday vs Lapeer East.
The Varsity team beat South Lyon 51 to 43. Taylor Smith had 17 points 6 steals and 6 assists. Bri Holsher had 13 points. Alyssa Logie had 10 points and 9 rebounds. Lindens defense came up with 19 steals and had 14 assists. A well played game by all.
The girls basketball teams opened the 13-14 season at home last evening. The Freshman girls played a very tough Rochester Hills Stoney Creek team, losing 44-19.
The JV girls basketball team opened their season with a thrilling 39-37 overtime win over neighboring Lake Fenton. The Eagles methodically built a 31-20 lead after three quarters, but the Devils scrambled back to tie it in regulation at 35-35.However, the Eagles prevailed, thanks to a pair of free throws by Sterling DeGayner and the winning basket from Bridget Adams.DeGayner led the scoring with 14, and Adams had 8. Also scoring were Madison Maxheimer (7), Melissa Prise (4), and three each from Courtney Cates and Maya Gossett.
The varsity team beat Lake Fenton 48 - 44. Taylor Smith led all scorers with 23 points. She was 11 for 14 from the free throw line, 8 rebounds and 5 steals. Bri Holscher had 9 points, 4 steals. Sydney Elmer, Sam Greene and Alyssa Logie all had 4 points. Alyssa had 7 rebounds and 5 steals.
Game time this Wed, Nov 20 at 8pm on Griffins Home Ice!
Join the Metro League Griffins (Fenton and Linden High School) as they kick-off the 2013-14 Regular Hockey Season against the Alliance (Lakeville, North Branch, Dryden and Goodrich High Schools).
$5.00 tickets at the door and enter into the 50/50 drawing to benefit the Metro League Griffins hockey team.
Sydney Jacques, a senior setter, led the volleyball team to the District semi's last week. Sydney had 2 kills, 2 blocks, 16 digs, 34 assists, and was 24-24 serving with 2 aces.
Austin McNeill, a junior lineman for the Eagle football team, was selected by his coaches as the "Lineman of the Year" to receive the State Bank honors for athlete of the week. Austin was also selected by the Metro coaches to the All-League first team.
Another football Metro First-teamer, Cameron Cook, connected for two game winning field goals in the last three weeks of the season. Cameron, a senior, was 6 for 9 in FG's on the season and 32/34 on extra point attempts.
Additionally, the team also earned Academic All-State status. For a team to achieve Academic All-State, the team must compete in the state final race and five of the seven competing runners must have an average GPA of more than 3.2.
as a Divsion 2 First Team All-Stater, an even more impressively, to the 2013 Boys Soccer DREAM TEAM. This team is comprised of the very best players from each Division in the state. Congratulations Zach on a terrific accomplishment and career at LHS.
First Team All-Metro: Zach Bakos, Kevin Wright, Collin Hoeberling, Ben Thornton
Second Team All-Metro: Tyler Ziccardi, Timo Schriener, AJ Brasseur
Honorable Mention: Kyle Frederick, Nolan McDonald
Coach of the Year: Kevin Fiebernitz
Linden was well represented on the Division 2 All-District team with the following players receiving selection:
Zach Bakos, Aj Brasseur, Kyle Frederick, Collin Hoeberling, Norlan McDonald, Timo Schriener, Ben Thornton, Kevin Wright, and Tyler Ziccardi.
Moving on to receive Dision 2 All Regional honors were Zach Bakos, Collin Hoeberling, Ben Thornton, and Kevin Wright.
Taylor Ovington, a senior middle hitter, had a fantastic week for the Eagles. On Tuesday, she went 14-14 hitting with 8 kills (0.357 kill average), 4 blocks, 5 digs, and served 9-9 with 1 ace. On Saturday, she went 50-59 hittling with 28 kills (o.322 average), 11 blocks, 24 digs, and went 25-25 serving with 5 aces.
Jake Marshall, a junior punter and linebacker, had 14 tackles, 6 solo and 5 for negative yards to help the Eagles to a play-off win against Lapeer West on Friday. In addition, Jake had 3 important pass break-ups to help secure the victory.
Scott Schultz, a senior, has been on the cross country team throughout his time at Linden High School. He worked hard for the last four years and finally made the varsity squad as a senkior. On Saturday, Scott ran in the State Finals for the first time. He finished the race as our 5th man in 17:12.0, which was only 5 seconds off his lifetime personal record on a day when course conditions dictated slower times.
Last year Linden volleyball team made the jump to Class A, and fell to Grand Blanc in the first round of districts.This year the team beat Grand Blanc 16-25, 25-18, 25-23, 25-20. “It was pretty important for the kids to get past the first round this year,” Linden coach Cori Mason said. “It was about the same as last year – a very competitive match. In the end we made fewer errors.” Rebecca McDonald led the Eagles with 13 kills and three blocks, followed by Bridget Adams with 12 kills, Niki Sargent, 11 kills and Tayler Ovington, 10 kills. Sydney Jacques had 20 assists. “Kills were pretty even across the board,” Mason said. “Every kid played, and every kid contributed. It was a good win for us.” Linden faces Fenton on Wednesday, at Fenton. The Tigers advanced on a bye. “They’re a tough team,” Mason said. “It’s going to be a tough match. We lost to them in three the first time we played them this year, so we’re hoping to at least give them a more competitive match, for sure.”
Try-out Cards for the Winter 13-14 season will be issued beginning Tuesday November 5 in the HS athletic office.
In order to receive a tryout card, all athletes will need to submit the following:
1) current physical dated after 4/15/13. Download a copy of the physical form by clicking here.
2) emergency form. Dowload a copy of the emergency form by clicking here.
3) signed 2013 LHS Athletic Handbook form. The handbook can be viewed online by clicking here, and the signature form can be downloaded here.
4) all obligations to the athletic department must be cleared (all fees paid; all uniforms and warm-ups returned; all borrowed training room materials returned)
5) academic eligibility will be verified by the AD
No student will be allowed to try-out or practice with a team until they present the coach with a valid tryout card.
Soccer coach Kevin Fiebernitz and girls cross country coach, Teresa Wright have been selected by their colleagues as "Coach of the Year". Both coaches led their teams to excellent seasons, each winning conference championships, and finished in the top 4 teams in the state in post season competition. Fiebernitz led his Eagle squad to an undefeated Metro season and a 24-2 overall record. Coach Fieb became the winning-est soccer coach in Mid-Michigan with his 558th victory at the end of the regular season. He can add four more wins to that total following a District Championship run and a Regional semi-final win over Petoskey before falling to eventual state champions East Lansing in the Regional final.
In just her third season at the helm of the Eagle girl's cross program, Teresa Wright was named the FML Girl's Cross Country coach of the year for the second season in a row. Linden finished first in each of the Metro league jamborees during the season and ran away with the league title, again for the second year in a row. The young team showed amazing improvements throughout the season winning not only the league title, but also the Linden Classic, Kayla O'Mara Invite and defended their Regional Championship. The team finished 4th overall in the Division 2 State Finals at MIS on Saturday. Congratulations to both our coaches!!
The greatest finish by a Linden Girl's Cross Country team happened Saturday, November 2, at MIS in Brooklyn. Leading the team across the finish line was McKayla Guy-16th place (19:11). Following McKayla was Sydney Elmer-50th (19:47), Jordan Holscher-51st (19:48 lifetime PR), Savannah Ferrara-58th (19:52), Courtney Davis-155th (20:59), Taylor Ganger-178th (21:14) and Maya Gossett-189th (21:33). This group of very strong ladies set a new Linden High School record for team placement at the Division II State Finals XC Meet. The team finished in 4th place (only 11 points shy of 2nd and 3 poings from 3rd place) overall out of a field of 27 teams and 246 runners. Fighting through mud and some sloshy course conditions, the team fought hard throughtout the entire race. All were covered in mud demonstrating sheer determination and fortitude. Read addional stories on the meet: TC Times mLive
Despite the unfavorable weather, McKayla Guy charged across the finish line placing 16th overall out of a field of 246 runners at the MHSAA Division II Cross Country State Finals on Saturday at MIS in Brooklyn. With this amazing accomplishment, she earned All-State honors. After missing out last year by just a few spots, she was determined to be on the stage this year. She went out quick and never slowed enduring some very adverse course conditions. Coming down the straightaway, she allowed no one to pass her. Covered in mud, she posted a time of 19:11 at the finish line.
On ice tryouts are at Hartland Sports Center as follows:
Tues. Nov 5th 4:30--5:50 PM
Thurs Nov 7th 4:45--6:05
Fri Nov 8th 4:45--6:05
Linden will now play Metro League rival Lapeer West on Friday at 7:00pm at Lapeer in the Division 3 pre-District game. The winner of that game will advance to play the winner of DeWitt and Haslett.
Complete Division 3 brackets can be found by clicking here.
There is always a first time for everything. Sophomore McKayla Guy delivered her first ever high school win at the Regional Cross Country Meet on Saturday, October 26. Going into the third mile, she was just behind the leader. While pacing herself throughout the rest of the race, she made her move through the trails and never gave up for a first place finish running a season PR of 19:09. Sydney Elmer (3rd-19:44), Jordan Holscher (6th-19:59), Savannah Ferrara (7th-19:59), and Courtney Davis (12th-20:33) all received individual honors finishing in the top fifteen. Taylor Ganger and Maya Gossett placed 19th and 20th respectively, with Maya setting a lifetime PR of 21:13. With a low score of 29 points, the team is bringing home a second consecutive regional trophy- first time in Linden history for the girl's XC program.
The 24-1 and #2 state ranked Eagles will now face the #4 ranked East Lansing in the Regional Final game on Saturday at 5:00 at Fenton High School.
Noah led the Eagles to a win over Lapeer East on Friday with 16/23 for 203 yards of passing and two TD's. He also ran for 107 yards on 19 carries. On defense, Noah had 4 tackles and 3 pass break-ups.
Tyler has been a solid contributor all season long for the 23-1 Eagle soccer team. In addition to a Flint Metro League Championship, Tyler had a goal and three assists this week to help the Eagles to a MHSAA District Championship with wins over Holly, Brandon and Fenton.
The Eagles will play Petoskey in the Regional Semi-Final game at 5:00pm at Midland High School. Directions to the field may be found by clicking here.
|Remaining Football Schedule|
Due to schools dropping their sub-varsity football teams, we have made several changes to the first published football schedule. Below is an updated list of remaining games and times at all levels:
Jeremiah was Linden’s third finisher at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational on Saturday morning. He finished the race in 16:45.4, a lifetime best, and good enough for 11th place overall.
On Saturday,at the Kayla O’Mara Invitational, Junior Savannah Ferrara ran an amazing time of 20:22 to help the Linden Eagles Cross Country team take home a first place victory in the large school division. She placed 7th overall out of a field of 56 runners.
In two games this week, Timo had two goals and three assists to help our team break a school record for the most wins in school history at 20-1-0.
Senior David Doyle set a season PR with a time of 16:32 to take 21st place in a field of 283 runners at the Portage Invitational to lead the Eagles to a 4th place finish.
Sophomore, Niki Sargent had 17 kills on 32 attempts with only 4 errors (.406 kill efficiency), 3 aces, 3/3 passing on serve receive, 8 digs, and 1 block in one match against Lapeer West.
Garrett Beaudry, a senior, had 7 catches for 77 yards, on TD, 1 rush for 16 yards and 6 tackles in our 35-34 Homecoming win over Flint Southwestern.
Sophomore, Jordan Holscher placed 35th out of 279 runners to help the Lady Eagles place second out of 40 teams from Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Ohio at the Portage Invite with a lifetime personal best time of 20:06.
Senior defender, AJ Brasseur, is a mainstay on the 18-1 Eagle soccer team that has recorded nine shutouts so far this season for the 2nd ranked Eagle soccer team. This week, AJ had an assist in our win over Brandon and a goal in our game against East.
Competing against 39 other teams from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan, the Lady Eagles Cross Country team clinched 2nd place with 161 points just behind Grand Rapids Christian with 154 points. Four of the 7 girls placed in the top 50. Out of an enormous field of 279 runners, Sydney Elmer ran a season PR of 19:11 placing 12th overall. Coming in 2nd for the Eagles, was McKayla Guy. She sprinted across the finish line in 14th place overall with a time of 19:23. Jordan Holscher and Savannah Ferrara continued to set lifetime PRs with amazing times of 20:06 and 20:14, respectively. Rounding out the front five was Courtney Davis who charged to the finish with great fortitude clocking a time of 20:28. Taylor Ganger finished sixth for the Lady Eagles with yet another lifetime PR of 21:21, and Maya Gossett finished with a time of 21:41 completing the team’s phenomenal performance at Portage. The team is looking forward to their next invitational, the Kayla O’Mara in Goodrich.
Sydney Jacques 23-23 serving with 4 aces, 10 digs, and 34 assists. Rebecca McDonald had 24 kills and Niki Sargent with 17 kills. Megan Klavitter had 20 digs and Bri Holscher with 12 digs.
3-2 on the road Monday night. Brandon scored first about mid-way through the first half to put the Blackhawks up 1-0. The Eagles didn't get on the scoreboard until early in the second half on a goal from Zach Bakos with the assist to Kevin Wright. Brandon scored again to go ahead 2-1 with 20 minutes remaining in the game. Bakos scored again, assist to Kevin Wright, just two minutes later on an assist from AJ Brasseur. Cole Birchmeier had the game winner with an assist to Wright to make the final 3-2 Eagles. Linden remains on top of the Metro at 6-0 and 17-1 overall.
The JV Eagles outshot Brandon 10-4 to earn a 4-0 victory on the road on Monday night. Josh Deighton scored twice for LInden with Tystan Hughes-LeFavour and Logan Steiert each adding a goal. Assists went to Deighton, LeFavour, Trevor Varner and Josh Beil. Jay Howard and Andrew Coppler each made two saves in goal.
The JV Football Team defeated Lapeer West 52-26 to improve to 4-1 on the season. Bailey Davis scored two touchdowns and converted on 4 extra points. Ryan Young found the endzone three times, Trent Strang twice and Nolan Hill once. Jarrett Mitchell had a nice game at quarterback with over 250 yards passing. On defense, Ryan Young had 2 interceptions and Trent Strang 1.
Congratulations to senior Zach Bakos who was selected as the Channel 12 Athlete of the Week. Zach leads the Division II 4th ranked Eagle soccer team to an outstanding record of 15-1. The Eagles are currently undefeated in Metro League Action.
ABC 12 – WJRT – Flint, MI
Girls’ Cross Country team cruise to a 1st place victory at the second Metro Jamboree hosted by Kearsley. The girls easily won the meet with a low score of 26 points, followed by Fenton (65 points), Holly (70 points), Brandon (99 points), Lapeer West (160 points), Clio (179 points), Swartz Creek (187 points), Lapeer East (189 points) and Kearsley (248 points). Sydney Elmer did not hold back as she crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 19:22. McKayla Guy was the second Eagle in with a time of 19:52 placing third overall. Jordan Holscher and Savannah Ferrara finished fifth and sixth place, respectively, with lifetime personal bests of 20:19 and 20:21. Completing the top five for the Eagles was Courtney Davis at 21:06. Taylor Ganger and Maya Gossett also gave strong performances finishing the race with times of 21:31 and 21:37.
Ben, a junior, is the leading defender for the 14-1 Eagle soccer team who did not allow a goal this week in games against Clio, Kearsley and Southfield-Lathrup. In addition to his outstanding defense, Ben scored two goals this week and assisted on two.
Gage Smith, a junior, led the Eagle football team to a 48-17 victory at Kearsley on Friday night. Gage was 17/18 passing for 251 yards with three TD's. He also rushed for 85 yards on 17 carries and had a TD.
Mikey, a junior, ran a personal best time of 17:01 at the Linden Classic on Saturday to finish 5th overall in the large school division.
Congratulations to all our Eagles!
Hannah Joslin continued her solid play and finished off a great week by shooting an 87 to finish runner-up in the 11th grade division. This concluded a week for Joslin in which she finished either medalist or runner-up in every event she played. She was medalist in dual matches at Holly and at Brandon on Tuesday and Thursday respectively and then runner-up in her division on Friday at Davison. "I'm hitting the ball better and better as the season goes on. Once my putting improves I feel like I can start shooting lower and lower scores," Joslin said.
Makena Baldwin shot a 99, breaking 100 in her second consecutive tournament. She finished in 9th place in the sophomore class division.
The three other Eagles who participated were all Freshman, Sydney Bond, Ashley Robinson, and Kelsey Twomley. Out of the 17 freshman that played in the entire tournament, 3 of them played for Linden. The Eagles were the youngest team in the field. Bond shot a 112, holing out from a bunker on the 6th hole. Robinson posted a 132. Both of those scores counted for the tournament. Twomley gained a great deal of experience in this event and held her own on a difficult course.
Kevin, a junior, has been a major force for the #6 ranked Eagles all season. Last week he scored two goals and assisted on another as the Eagles defeated Metro opponents Fenton and Holly to soar to the top of the league standings with an outstanding 11-1 record.
Makayla, a sophomore, placed 16th overall out of 282 runners in the D1/D2 race to help the Eagles take a 2nd place finish beating 39 other teams. She set a season PR of 19:36 shaving 45 seconds from her time at this same race last year.
Alexis Oliver had 7 kills, 2 aces, and 4 digs for the Eagles in a 25-19, 25-20 league victory against Clio. Morgan Finch had 13 assists, 1 ace and 4 digs which Lauren Klein had 6 digs.
The Girls’ Cross Country team performed spectacular at the Spartan Invitational on Friday, Sept 13. Twenty Eagle runners that raced on the beautiful Forest Acres East golf course set personal records, 11 of which had life-time personal bests. The Varsity squad came in second overall in the D1 and D2 race, beating 39 other teams. With a field of 282 runners in the varsity race, Sydney Elmer led the Eagles placing 10th overall with a season best time of 19:16. McKayla Guy raced across the finish line in 16th place with a season best time of 19:36. Courtney Davis charged up the final hill crossing the line in 44th place with a life-time best of 20:12. Close by was Jordan Holscher in 55th place with a life-time best of 20:23. Savannah Ferrara broke 21:00 with a life-time best of 20:56 completing the top 5 for the Eagles. Rounding out the Eagle harriers were Taylor Ganger and Maya Gossett both of which also had life-time bests of 21:27 and 21:43, respectively. Their performance at MSU ranks as one of the best for the girls’ cross country team in Linden’s history. Next weekend the girls are looking forward to running at our Linden Classic.
The Freshman team won 25-17, 25-15, 25-23.
The JV game was cancelled due to lightening.
Linden will be back in action, on the road, on Wednesday at Holly. Click here for the mLive story on the game.
Senior Collin Hoeberling has been outstanding in goal for the Eagle soccer program for the past two seasons. Last week, Collin posted three shut-out games against Flint Powers, Riverview and Stevensville Lakeshore. Collin and his stingy Eagle defense have combined for five shut-outs so far in this young season to lead Linden to a #3 ranking in Division 2 for the State.
Sydney Elmer continues to dominate the Flint Metro League with a convincing first place run at the 1st Jamboree of the season with a time of 19:58. On Saturday, Sydney came in 5th in the very competitive Bath Invitational with a season PR of 19:35 to lead the Eagles to a second place finish.
Junior Hannah Joslin continues to improve for the Eagles young golf team. Last Friday, Hannah shot a 86 at Clio Country Club and finished 6th individually in Division II.
Congratulations to our Eagles on a fine week!
Junior Hannah Joslin played by far her best round of the season and shot an 86 that placed her tied for 6th Individually for the tournament. Joslin recorded two birdies on her card including one on the 17th hole (her 8th of the day) in which she found her ball deep in the trees and recovered with an amazing pitching wedge from 105 yards over a large pine tree and on to the green. The shot left her with a 15 foot putt which she holed for birdie
Junior Hannah Joslin and sophomore Makena Baldwin paced the scoring for the Eagles as both shot a score of 51. Both Hannah and Makena recorded pars on their 9th and final holes. Those were the only scores of par recorded by the Eagles team today.
Freshman Sydney Bond shot the lowest round of her short high school career today posting a 52. Freshman Ashley Robinson fired a 61 which was also the personal best score of her career. Sophomore Jenna Pekarek rounded out the scoring today, also shooting her personal best score for the Eagles with a 65. Jenna was playing in only her second high school match and she also shot her personal best score. For Bond and Robinson it was only their third ever match.
The Linden JV football team defeated Holly 47-24. Bailey Davis scored 3 touchdowns and converted on 3 extra pts. Nolan Hill scored twice including a TD pass and a 2 pt conversion. Jacob Cox returned a fumble for a touchdown and Trent Strang caught a touchdown pass to complete the scoring. Jarret Mitchell also had a good game throwing for over 100 yards and 4 touchdowns.
The JV Eagles also completed a shut out and outscored Powers 10-0 for a JV victory on the road. Derek Deighton was on fire with five goals for the Eagles to spark the offense. Trystan Hughes-LeFevour added two goals and Anton Richards and Jason Senia each had one goal. Assists came from Josh Beil, Hughes-LeFevour, Austin Lapham and Nick Crane. Keeper, Jay Howard, stooped four Charger shots on goal to preserve the shut out.
Senior Zach Bakos was selected for his performance on the soccer pitch last week in scoring three goals and adding a pair of assists to lead the Eagles to a championship at the Owosso Invitational.
Senior, Rebecca McDonald led the Eagle volleyball team at their own invitational with 39 kills, 8 blocks and 10 digs.
Sophomore, Courtney Davis, continues to improve in cross country and ran a
21:23 to finish 11th individually and help Linden to a 2nd place finish in the Corunna Early Bird Invitational. This time is quite an improvement over her time on the same course last season.
The JV Eagles lost a hard fought match to Hartland on Wednesday by scores of 18-25, 16-25, 25-22. Alexis Oliver had 7 aces and 9 digs for the Eagles while Morgan Fitch added 3 aces, 6 digs and 14 assists.
The Freshman team beat Hartland 25-23, 25-21 , 22-25.
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The Eagles will host Fenton in a non-league match up on Monday August 26th at Claude Cranston stadium. The JV's will begin at 5:00 with the Varsity team to follow immediately after.
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1) current physical dated after 4/15/13. Download a copy of the physical form by clicking here.
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4) all obligations to the athletic department must be cleared (all fees paid; all equipment returned)
5) academic eligibility will be verified by the AD
No student will be allowed to try-out or practice with a team until they present the coach with a valid tryout card.
Eagle linemen included Andrew Kost, Andrew Roberts, Marshael Ryan, Garrett Beaudry, Austin McNeil and Kyle Korman.
Beginning September 1, 2013, VG's will begin a new program called Cash for Class. VG's Cash for Class program will be tied to the "yes" card. Please look for additional information regarding this new program in the near future. Please call me at (810) 625-3543 should you have any questions.
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Varsity: 10:00 AM
Junior Varsity: 10:30 AM
Freshman: 11:00 AM
Coach Jamison, in his fourth season as the head coach, led the softball Eagles to their best finish ever with a overall record of 31-5. The Eagles won the District championship for the third time in the last four years, won the first ever Regional Championship, a Quarterfinal game, before bowing out in the State Semis. Coach Jamison was named as both the District and Regional Coach of the Year.
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For fans driving from Linden, here are the directions:
Take I-196 from Lansing or Detroit and merge onto the new South Beltline (M-6) heading towards Holland (west). Proceed West on M-6 and exit at East Beltline/Broadmoor (Exit #15). Turn right at stoplight which will take you north on the Beltline and follow 1/8 mile to 60th street (first stoplight). Turn right onto 60th street and follow for one mile to Kraft Ave. The W.A. Lettinga campus will be on your right but continue on Kraft until you reach a stop sign at 68th street. Turn left onto 68th and drive for about a mile until you see the complex on your left.
First Team All Metro:
Mitch Juhl (Catcher) * Unanimous Selection
Austin Buerkel (Outfield) * Unanimous Selection
Trent Marks (Infield)
Mitchell Ryan (at large - Pitcher/infielder)
2nd Team All Metro:
Bryce Benedict (Pitcher)
Honorable Mention All Metro League:
Cameron Cook (Outfield)
Savannah led the softball Eagles to a double-header sweep of Fenton on Monday, followed by a great performance at the Ogemaw Heights Invitational on Saturday. Savannah hit for .375 with 4 RBI's, with 3 runds scored.
Graham had an outstanding meet at the FML league meet on Wednesday leding the Eagles to a 1 point victory over Holly to capture a share of the league title. Graham won the 1600M run at 4:31, took 2nd in the 800 at 2:04 and helped the 2nd place 3200 relay team with a 2:02 split.
Sydney won two events at the FML track meet taking the 3200 M run at 12:11 and also winning the 1600M run at 5:19 which is the second fastest time in LHS history. Sydney also achored the 1600 relay with the fastest split on the team.
Bridget Adams has been in goal for the Eagles throughout the soccer season. This past week, Bridget completed a shut-out against Lake Fenton and also had a stellar performance against Flint Powers on Tuesday to help Linden to a 2-2 tie. Congratulations to all our Eagles on their fine week!
A decision regarding MHSAA Soccer at Swartz Creek will be made later this afternoon, but will be held at Fenton instead of Swartz Creek if played.
The Badar Classic is still scheduled for this evening.
The JV team shut out the Chargers 3-0. Hannah Whitted opened the scoring on a unassisted goal very early in the game. Madison Maxheimer scored the next two goals, one unassisted and one from Sydney Ganger. The Eagles outshoot Powers 12-5 for the game.
Kevin Bates added 2 hits. Eagles with 1 hit each were Conor Faught, Hunter Jacobson, Trey Link, Nick Rossow, and Parker Luchenbill. Travis Petts, Tim Sines, and Bailey Davis each pitched for Linden, with Sines getting the win.
Game 2 was a struggle as the Eagles lost just their second game of the year, 7-5. Travis Petts had 2 hits in the game, including a double. Getting one hit each were Bailey Davis, Jake Marshall, Jay Howard, Logan Steiert, Ben Baker, and Chase Coleman. Bailey Davis and Conor Faught pitched, with Faught getting the loss. The team is now 20-2-1 for the season.
The Linden Varsity baseball team lost a double header to Fenton 3 to 5 and 3 to 6.
In the First game loss played on Monday, Linden had 5 hits and 2 errors and left 7 runners on base. Fenton had 8 hits and 4 errors in the contest. Bryce Benedict pitched a solid game, going 10 innings and allowing 6 hits and 2 earned runs while striking out 9. Mitchell Ryan relieved Benedict in the 11th and took the loss. Ryan allowed 2 hits and 2 earned runs.
In the second game loss played on Tuesday, Linden had 6 hits and 8 errors in the contest. Fenton had 7 hits and 2 errors in the contest. Mitchell Ryan pitched the complete game and got the loss for the Eagles despite pitching well. Ryan was not supported as his teammates made 8 costly errors behind him. Ryan allowed 7 hits, 0 walks, struck out 5 and allowed 2 earned runs.
Ted won the 100M dash at the Division II Regional Track meet on Saturday with a time of 11.02 FAT. He also anchored the regional champion 4x100 relay team. Ted will compete in both events at the State meet in two weeks.
Junior pitcher, Molly Sherman, had a terrific week on the mound for the Eagle softball team. Against Lapeer West, Molly stuck out 16 and hit a two run homer. Against Bendle, she threw another shutout game and stuck out 23 in the two games. She was 7/8 hitting. On the week, she had 4 wins, 39 strikeouts, hit .625, had 8 RBI's and scored 4 times.
Senior Mitchell Ryan had a great week on the baseball diamond with a strong pitching performance against Lapeer West. Mitch pitched a complete game victory, going 7 innings, allowing 5 hits, zero earned runs, and striking out 10 in Linden's victory. From the plate, he hit 350 for the week, including 7 hits, 4 doubles, 5 runs scored, 6 RBI's and 3 stolen bases. Congratulations to all our Eagles!
Game 2 saw Linden jump all over Fenton with 3 runs in the first inning.
Bailey Davis, Jake Marshall, Jay Howard (triple), Hunter Jacobson, and Trevor Banasiak (triple) each had hits before the rain moved in. The team's record now stands at 19-1-1 for the season.
Game 1 saw 10 different Eagles belt out a total of 13 hits. Jack Eck, Parker Luchenbill, and Ronnie Gipson each had 2 hits. Eck had a double and 4 rbi included in his hits. Gaining single hits in the game were Jake Marshall, Travis Petts, Kyle Kaluza, Trey Link, Hunter Jacobson, Nick Rossow, and Conor Faught. Kevin Bates pitched the first 5 innings, allowing zero runs, just 1 hit, and striking out 12 Bendle hitters. Conor Faught pitched the last 2 innings and tallied 3 strikeouts.
Game 2 saw the bats stay hot as 10 Linden hitters had 12 hits in the 5 inning game. 6 of the Eagles hits were for extra bases. Logan Steiert and Jake Marshall (double) each had two hits. Nick Rossow (double), Hunter Jacobson (triple), Travis Petts (triple), Chase Coleman (double), Kevin Bates (home run), Jay Howard, Kyle Kaluza, and Bailey Davis all had 1 hit for the Eagles. Trey Link and Bailey Davis combined on the mound to strike out 10 Bendle hitters in the game.
The Eagles' record is now 18-1-1 for the season.
For the JV team, in game one the Eagles held Holly to only three runs. Alexa Marsh went the distance on the mound striking out 4. Rhiannon Morse went three for three with two in the park home runs. Neuville, Klavitter, and Churches each crossed the plate twice to help add to the score.
The Linden Varsity Baseball team hosted visiting Bendle on Wednesday and swept two mercy games by identical scores of 10-0 in both games.
In the first game, Austin Buerkel started on the mound and pitched a complete game 5 inning mercy victory. Buerkel allowed 3 hits, walked 2, struck out 3 and allowed zero runs in his shut out victory. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Brady Sarkon and Jacob Klocek who each had 2 hits. Also getting a hit in the game were Buerkel, Marks, Cook and Rinks. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Cook with 2, while Buerkel, Marks, Juhl, Mitchell Ryan, Rinks, Klocek, Churches and Benedict tallied one. Getting the RBI’s for the Eagles were Marks with 2, while Buerkel, Sarkon, Cook, Rinks and Churches each had one. Overall the Eagles outhit the Tigers 8 to 3 in the contest.
In the second game, Marshael Ryan started on the mound and pitched 4 innings, picking up the win. Ryan allowed 3 hits, walked 1, struck out 3 and allowed zero runs. Relieving Ryan was Hunter Luchenbill who pitched the 5th & 6th innings. Luchenbill allowed 2 hits, walked 1, struck out 2 and did not allow a run. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Mitchell Ryan with 2 hits. Also chipping in with a hit a piece was Buerkel, Marks, Sarkon, Benedict, Dunleavy and Luchenbill. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Marks and Dunleavy with 2, while Buerkel, Juhl, Sarkon, Marshael Ryan, Benedict and Luchenbill each scored one. Getting the RBI’s for the Eagles were Austin Buerkel with 3, while Hunter Luchenbill had 2 and Marks, Juhl, Mitchell Ryan each had one. The Eagles outhit the Tigers 8 to 5 in the contest.
The two wins raise the Eagles record to 17-8 on the season.
In the nightcap, the Eagles fell behind by three runs in the first inning before coming back with 5 in the 2nd by a pair of 2 run homers by Molly Sherman and Alyssa Logie. Sydney Jacques singled and eventually scored on a ground out. Along with her homerun, Logie hit a double and had 2 singles. Tori Davis added 2 hits, 2 walks and scored 4 runs. Sydney Jacques added a double. The final score was 15-6.
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The varsity team also shut out Brandon with a 7-0 score. Katie Wilkowski scored first off the assist from Jessie Magalski. Sarah Ford and Samantha Thornton each found the back of the net from assists from Wilkowski. Kelsey Brecht scored the Eagles 4th goal unassisted and Magalski scored from Ford to end the first half at 5-0. Ford scored early in the second half from a Karrah Varner corner and Brecht scored the final goal unassisted.
Game 1 was a well played game by both teams. The score was tied 2-2 after 7 innings, so by rule 1 extra inning would be played. Each team scored a run in their half, resulting in the 3-3 tie.
Bailey Davis and Jake Marshall (double) each had 2 hits.
Kevin Bates, Travis Petts, Tim Sines, Jay Howard, and Trevor Banasiak (double) each had 1 hit for Linden.
Tim Sines pitched all 8 innings for Linden, allowing 7 hits and striking out 9.
Game 2 saw the Linden bats come to life and win easily, 7-1.
Jake Marshall and Travis Petts each had 2 hits including a double for each. Nick Rossow, Ben Baker, and Kyle Kaluza each had 1 hit in the game for Linden.
Jake Marshall pitched the entire 5 inning game and allowed just 4 hits while striking out 5 batters.
The team's record is now a stellar 16-1-1 for the season.
In game one the Eagles only managed 3 hits. Bailey Davis and Jay Howard each had singles while Conor Faught had an rbi double. Bailey Davis pitched the complete game for the victory, allowing just 2 hits while striking out 11 Holly batters.
Game two saw the Eagles lose their first game of the season to Detroit Country Day. A horrendous first inning doomed the team from the start. A combination of walks, hit batters, and errors gave Country Day a 5-0 lead right away and Linden could not fight all the way back. Linden also stranded 11 runners on base during the 6 inning game. Linden also out hit Country Day 10-5 for the game, but couldn't get the key hits. Leading the way for Linden was Bailey Davis with 3 hits. Tallying 2 hits each were Logan Steiert, Travis Petts, and Kevin Bates. Chase Coleman also had a hit to round out the offense. Kevin Bates and Tim Sines combined on the mound for Linden, allowing just the 5 hits and striking out 10 Country Day batters.
Linden JV is now 15-1 on the season.
The JV Eagles also were victorious against Brandon in a JV match held at The Jewell. Jake Stubbs was the medalist for Linden with a 45, followed by Trevor Sundrla with 46; Tony Mastin with 50; and Josh Rakay with 51.
In game one, Bailey Davis, Jake Marshall (double), and Jay Howard each had 2 hits. Chase Coleman also chipped in with 1 hit (double).
Travis Petts pitched the complete game, allowing just 4 hits while striking out 8.
Linden needed an extra inning to pull out the victory in game 2, scoring 4 runs in the 6th inning.
Jake Marshall led the hit attack with 3 hits including a double. Conor Faught had 2 hits in the game. Getting single hits in the game were Logan Steiert, Travis Petts, and Jay Howard.
Trey Link, Tim Sines, Jake Marshall, and Bailey Davis combined on the mound to get the win. They allowed just 3 Holly hits while striking out 5 batters.
The Eagles are now 14-0 on the season!!!
Click here to read a great story from mLive on the team.
The JV Baseball team stayed undefeated with a sweep of visiting Clio on Monday.
Linden won the first game 8-1. Kevin Bates and Logan Steiert each had 2 hits in the game. Others belting out hits in the game were Trevor Banasiak, Bailey Davis, Jake Marshall, Hay Howard, and Ben Baker. Bates, Howard, and Steiert each had 2 rbi. Davis had the other rbi. Tim Sines went the distance on the mound allowing just 7 hits while striking out 8 Clio batters.
Linden won game 2 by the score of 2-1 in walk-off fashion. Clio held a 1 run lead throughout the game until the 4th inning when Bailey Davis walked, stole second, stole third, then scored as Jake Marshall was picked off and in a rundown. In the 5th and final inning, Travis Petts led off with a double to left center field. Petts advanced to third on a groundout by Jay Howard. Chase Coleman flied out to center field and it was deep enough for Petts to tag up and score the winning run. Bates and Petts had the only hits for Linden in the game, but it was enough.
Jake Marshall pitched the entire game, allowing just 3 hits while striking out 7 batters.
The JV Baseball team is now 12-0 on the season.
This week, Katie Wilkowski, Justin McKenzie and Austin Buerkel were named as winners.
Katie, a freshman, scored eight goals and had four assists on the soccer field for the Eagles in 5 games this week.
Justin, a junior, had a series of terrific efforts in the pole vault winning a dual vs. West and Fenton at 12'6", duals vs. Holly and Brandon on Monday at 13'3", and took 3rd place at 13' in the Stockbridge Invite.
Austin, a sophomore, had 10 hits last week, scored 8 runs, had 4 RBI's and 7 stolen bases with a week average of .526 for the 12-3 baseball team. Austin was also the winning pitcher with a 5 inning complete game vs. Corunna. Congratulations to all our Eagles!
Game 1 saw Jay Howard collect 2 hits and rbi. Also getting hits for Linden were Bailey Davis, Ben Baker, and Logan Steiert.
Trey Link got the win on the mound, pitching 6&1/3 innings and allowing only 4 hits while striking out 13 Lake Fenton batters.
Game 2 was a sloppy come-from-behind victory for the Eagles. Linden committed 7 errors in the game, giving Lake Fenton a huge lead early. After 1 & 1/2 innings the Eagles were behind 10-1.
Linden fought back to tie the game after 4 innings, but allowed 3 runs to Lake Fenton in the top of the 5th. A furious rally in the bottom of the fifth plated 4 runs for Linden and provided for a thrilling victory.
Jake Marshall had 3 hits and 2 rbi in the game. Jay Howard and Trey Link each had 2 hits and 2 rbi. Also getting hits for Linden in the game were Bailey Davis, Ronnie Gipson, and Kyle Kaluza.
Nick Rossow, Conor Faught, and Tim Sines combined on the mound.
Sines got the victory in relief.
The Eagles are now 10-0 for the season!!!
The Linden Varsity Baseball team played two completely different games on Saturday vs. Lake Fenton. Linden won the first game 12-0 which ended early due to the mercy rule after 5 innings, but fell in the second game on a close 3-4 game that went 7 innings.
In the first game, Marshael Ryan started on the mound and went the complete game 5 innings to pick up the victory 12-0 victory. Ryan allowed only 2 hits, walked 2, struck out 7 and did not allow a run in his shutout victory. Offensively the Eagles pounded out 11 hits in 5 innings. Marshael Ryan also lead the charge offensively as he was 4 for 4 on the day. Austin Buerkel was the only other Eagle with multiple hits, as Buerkel picked up 2 hits. Also chipping in with a hit a piece was Trent Marks, Mitch Juhl, Mitchell Ryan, Cameron Cook and Jacob Klocek. The Eagles outhit the Blue Devils 11 to 2.
In the second game, Travis Rinks started on the mound and went the first 3 innings. Rinks allowed 2 hits, walked zero, struck out 4 and allowed 1 earned run. The Eagles were losing 0-1 when Rinks left the game relieved by Bryce Benedict. Benedict pitched 2 innings, walked 1, struck out 2 and allowed 1 earned run. Benedict gave the ball to Mitchell Ryan in the 6th inning with an Eagles 3-2 lead. However, costly errors proved to be the difference in a 2 run 6th inning which allowed Lake Fenton to score 2 unearned runs. Ryan walked 1, struck out 1 and allowed zero earned runs in his 2 inning outing and picked up the loss despite pitching well. Offensively, the Eagles could not get the bats going. The Eagles didn't manage many hits on the day as only 3 Eagles managed hits (Buerkel, Juhl & Benedict). Buerkel was the lone Eagle with multiple hits in the game. Overall, the Eagles were outhit by Lake Fenton 5 to 7.
The Eagles scored 7 runs in the top of the third inning to break the game open. Travis Petts had 3 hits to lead the Eagles. Trevor Banasiak and Nick Rossow (double) had 2 hits each. Kevin Bates, Jack Eck, and Jay Howard (triple) each had 1 hit for Linden.
Travis Petts pitched all 5 innings of the mercy-rule shortened game. He allowed just 4 hits while striking out 8.
In game 2, Linden scored 3 in the first inning, 5 in the second inning, and 3 in the third inning to put the game away. Ronnie Gipson was the hit leader with a single, double, and triple in the game. Travis Petts also had 2 hits. Getting 1 hit in the game were Bailey Davis, Jake Marshall, Ben Baker, and Parker Luchenbill.
Bailey Davis, Tim Sines, and Jake Marshall combined on the mound to allow just 4 hits and struck out 7 Corunna hitters in the game.
The runs allowed in the 3rd inning were the first allowed by Eagle pitchers in the last 21 & 2/3 innings.
The team is now 8-0 on the season.
Linden JV came out strong against Clio last night to win 8-0 in only 40 minutes due to the mercy rule. Linden's defense held the ball in Clio's end for 99% of the game never even letting them get a shot off. Gabrielle Freeman had 3 goals for Linden, playing very composed and strong offensively. All of Linden's 8 goals were beautiful with 1 each from Saira Kohler, Sydney Ganger, Amelia Simberg, Olivia Kirk and Madison Maxheimer. Great game girls! JV plays home on Wednesday against Kearsley at 5pm.
The Eagles got off to a great start scoring 2 runs in the first inning and 3 runs in the second inning of game 1. Kevin Bates led the hitters with 3 hits and 2 rbi. Also getting hits for Linden in the game were Trevor Banasiak, Bailey Davis, Jake Marshall, Travis Petts, Jay Howard, and Conor Faught.
Tim Sines and Bailey Davis combined on the mound to strike out 10 Brandon hitters and allowed just 6 scattered hits.
Game 2 was a pitcher’s duel until Linden finally broke through with 3 runs in the 4th and 3 runs in the 5th inning. Trevor Banasiak had 2 hits in the game. Jake Marshall, Kevin Bates, and Travis Petts also had hits in the game.
On the mound, Kevin Bates hurled a no-hitter. He struck out 7 Brandon hitters and walked 4.
The Eagles are now 6-0 on the season
The Linden Varsity Baseball team entered the Greater Flint Invitational tournament at Broome Park in Flint on Friday and had to keep winning to stay alive. The Eagles played a triple header winning all 3 games, thus moving them to the Championship game which will be held on May 27th at Broome Park in Flint. The Eagles beat Carman-Ainsworth 15-3, beat Goodrich 11-1 and completed the day by beating Flint Powers 6-5 in 11 innings which ended just before midnight.
In the First game versus Carman-Ainsworth, Jake Dunleavy pitched a solid complete game picking up the win in just 5 innings as the Eagles won by mercy by a score of 15-3. Dunleavy allowed 5 hits, walked 2, struck out 3 and gave up 3 earned runs. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Austin Buerkel who had 4 hits in the game, including a triple and 2 doubles. Marshael Ryan also had a big day at the plate as he tallied 3 hits including 2 doubles. Mitch Juhl contributed with 2 hits, including his 2nd homerun of the season over the left field fence in the 3rd inning. Getting one hit a piece were Mitchell Ryan, Cameron Cook, Jacob Klocek & Travis Rinks. The runs were scored by Austin Buerkel (4), Mitch Juhl (3), Cameron Cook (2), Travis Rinks (2) as Trent Marks, Marshael Ryan, Bryce Benedict and Jacob Klocek all scored 1 run a piece. The RBI's were batted in by Marshael Ryan (4), Austin Buerkel (3), Mitch Juhl (3), Jacob Klocek (2) while Trent Marks, Mitchell Ryan and Cameron Cook all batted in one a piece. The Eagles outhit the Cavaliers 13 to 5 in the contest.
In the second game, the Eagles faced the Martians from Goodrich and Mitchell Ryan toed the mound. Ryan pitched a complete 6 inning game which again ended early due to the mercy rule as Linden beat Goodrich 11-1 in the 6th inning. The Eagles walked off the field in the 6th as they posted a 10 run advantage before an out was recorded in the 6th inning while the Eagles were still batting. In the 6 innings pitched, Ryan allowed 5 hits, walked 1, struck out 6 while not allowing an earned run. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Travis Hull with 3 hits, while Austin Buerkel, Mitch Juhl, Marshael Ryan and Brady Sarkon all had 2 hits a piece. Also getting a hit in the contest were Trent Marks and Mitchell Ryan. Four Eagles scored 2 runs (Juhl, Marshael Ryan, Mitchell Ryan, Travis Hull) while Buerkel, Marks and Benedict all reached the plate once. Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Hull and Sarkon with 3, while Marshael & Mitchell Ryan batted in 2. Also contributing with one RBI was Trent Marks. The Eagles outhit the Martians 13 to 5 in the contest.
In the third and final game of the evening versus Flint Powers, the Eagles battled tough despite pitching challenges as the Eagles concluded the week playing their 7th game of the week. The Eagles won the game 6-5 in 11 innings in walk-off fashion. Getting the start on the mound was Jake Marshall who pitched the first 3 innings of the game. Marshall allowed 5 hits, walked zero, struck out 3 while allowing 2 earned runs. Relieving Marshall was Travis Rinks who pitched the next 4 innings shutting down Powers. Rinks allowed only 2 hits, walked zero, struck out 3 while not allowing an earned run in innings 4-7. The Eagles were winning 4-2 in the top of the 7th with 2 outs and a Powers runner reached first base on an infield error. Powers then delivered a clutch 2 out HR off of Rinks to tie the game which eventually sent it to extra innings. Pitching the 8th and 9th innings was Bryce Benedict who also held Powers in check. Benedict did not allow a hit, walked 3, struck out 2 and kept Powers scoreless. In the 10th inning Austin Buerkel took the ball and quickly got the first two outs of the inning. Powers then mounted a rally while Buerkel gave up 2 singles, including a blooper which fell behind first base which scored the go ahead run in the top of the 10th. Buerkel allowed 3 hits in the inning, walked 1, struck out 1 and allowed 1 earned run. Finishing the game for the Eagles on the mound was Marshael Ryan, who earned the victory on the hill. Marshael Ryan gave up 1 hit, walked zero, struck out zero and did not allow a run. In heroic fashion the Eagles tied the game after Powers scored in the 10th on key hits by Travis Hull and Brady Sarkon once again sending the game to the 11th. The game was finally decided just before midnight as the Eagles scored the walk-off run in the bottom of the 11th inning. In the 11th, the Eagles Mitch Juhl reached 2nd based on a dropped fly ball in left field and eventually scored on an error by the 3rd baseman on a play at first base. Juhl rounded the bag and scored as the 1st baseman could not catch the errant throw from 3rd base. Offensively the Eagles were lead by Mitch Juhl, Bryce Benedict and Brady Sarkon with 2 hits a piece, while Austin Buerkel, Trent Marks, Mitchell Ryan and Travis Hull all had one hit a piece. Scoring the runs for the Eagles were Trent Marks (2), Mitch Juhl (2), Austin Buerkel (1) and Travis Hull (1). Batting in the runs for the Eagles were Mitch Juhl with 2. Overall the Eagles were outhit by the Chargers 10-11 in the contest.
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