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August 13, 2012
By: Scott Keyes

It's all about the numbers


Sports Scene Year In Review

SPORTS:

SCHOOLS:

1: In her first trip to the MHSAA state tennis finals last year, Abby Perkins learned a lot about the mental aspect of the game.

It was her first year on the Mason girls tennis team, and Perkins was playing No. 1 singles against some of the best tennis players in the state.

She won her first match, but in the second round, she dropped a 6-0, 6-1 match to Cranbrook Kingswood’s Alexandra Najarian.

“Last year I learned to focus on winning the tough matches,” Perkins said. “You need to focus even more on those matches, because there are so many tough matches at state.”

Perkins applied what she learned last year, and it showed on the court this year.

Moving up to Division 2, Perkins was seeded fifth in a tough field of No. 1 singles players, including rival Irene Ng of Okemos.

2: Raquel Serna of St. Louis finished second in 18:23.1 in the Division 3 state cross country finals.

2: The number of Division 1 state final victories for Heritage's Bobby Leddy.

His combined time for the giant slalom was 48.72 seconds, edging second-place Ryan Ness of Traverse City West, who finished in 49.34 seconds.

Leddy followed that with a two-run time of 1:11.67 to win the slalom, beating out Kalvis Hornburg of Traverse City Central, who finished in 1:12.88.

3: The consecutive Division 2 wrestling titles that St. Johns has won over the past three seasons. St. Johns, the third-ranked team in the nation, battled Lowell, also a top 50 team in the nation, in a match-up of arguably the two best teams in the state, regardless of division. The Redwings beat Lowell 41-18 to make in three straight titles.

3: Over the years, Davison High School has produced a number of outstanding athletes in sports like golf, baseball, wrestling, and basketball.

This winter, senior Tylor Greene stamped himself as one of the finest athletes to ever come out of Davison, as he captured his second individual state bowling title.

Greene defeated Kevin Yang of Lake Orion in the finals by the score of 438-435. Greene rolled a 258 in his first game of the finals and then rolled a 180 in his second game.

3: The number of pins by which the Mason boys bowling team defeated John Glenn to win the Division 2 boys state championship. John Glenn defeated Gull Lake 1417-1312 in the quarterfinals and Reeths-Puffer 1499-1293 in the semifinals. In the finals, John Glenn narrowly lost to Mason 1216-1213.

3: The Valley Lutheran boys soccer team won its third district championship in the last five years last fall. The Chargers lost in regional play 1-0 to Lansing Christian.

5: Five area teams, Lansing Catholic, Mt. Pleasant, Nouvel Catholic Central, Ithaca, and New Lothrop finished the regular season undefeated.

5: Senior Casey Voisin of Sacred Heart Academy finished fifth in the Division 4 cross country finals in a time of 16:20.2.

5: The Rockford girls cross country team finished fifth as a team. They were led by Taylor Manett, who finished second in 17:24.0, and Jane Hawks, who was 22nd in 18:42.2. Grand Ledge placed 10th, led by Christy Snelgrove in 29th place with a time of 18:51.0.

5: At the Division 1 state gymnastics finals, Grand Ledge finished with a team total 149.40 points, while Canton, runner-up for the second consecutive year, finished with a mark of 148.575. It was the fifth straight year that Grand Ledge won the state title.

6: Nouvel Catholic Central had to go through Bishop Foley Catholic in its bid to make the Division 3 state baseball finals and fell short with a 6-2 setback.

The Panthers’ season ended at 29-10. They had advanced to the semifinal after 3-2 and 5-1 wins over Shepherd and Pinconning in the regionals and 3-1 over Frankenmuth in the quarterfinal.

6: When Rockford and Lowell squared off to start the football season last fall, two of the best programs regardless of division were pitted against one another. Since 2000, the two teams have combined for six state championships, played in a total of eight championship games, and totaled 233 wins against 40 losses.

9: Breckenridge was ninth at the Division 4 state cross country finals with 252 points, led by Nate Partee in 21st in 16:58.1 and Jesse Corbat in 28th in 17:13.1.

9: The Ithaca boys golf team finished ninth in Division 3. Ithaca was paced by the talented trio of Garrett Miniard (151), David Brown (155), and Luke Rayburn (156).

10: Luke Rayburn became a weapon for the Ithaca football team last season. In a 70-0 win over Valley Lutheran last year, Rayburn was a perfect 10 of 10 in PAT's. He also punted and played soccer during the fall for the Yellowjackets.

10: The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls golf team won their conference championship for the 10th year in a row, had four girls finish in the top ten at regionals, and finished third in the state. The Yellow Jackets scored a two-day total of 719, coming in behind Mona Shores and Birmingham Seaholm.

11: Eleven countries were represented on the Lansing Eastern boys soccer team last fall. The Quakers turned in a record of 14-4-2 and capped off the season by winning the Silver Cup championship after finishing in fourth place in the CAAC Blue.

11: Heritage's Riley Hilbrandt was 11th in the breaststroke at the Division 1 state finals with a time of 1:06.48.

11: Brighton emerged as the Division 1 state hockey champion this season, thanks to an exciting 4-3 victory over Grosse Pointe North in the title game March 10 at Compuware Arena. Brighton had only 11 shots on goal, with the big one coming with 1:32 left in regulation off the stick of Chet Daavettila.

11: Eleven St. Johns wrestlers placed at the individual state wrestling finals.

13: The Freeland girls varsity golf team competed in the state finals, taking 13th in the Division 4 meet held at Forest Akers East Course at Michigan State University.

The Falcons, who were competing in their third state final in the last four years, carded a team score of 427 on the first day before dropping their score to a 414 on day two.

13: The Michigan Lutheran Seminary boys basketball team finished the year 20-5 overall and 13-1 in the Tri-Valley West, winning back-to-back conference, district, and regional championships. The past two seasons MLS was 40-10 overall and 26-2 in the conference.

13: The Arthur Hill girls basketball team had its season come to an end in the class A quarterfinals, falling to Ann Arbor Huron 52-39 at Grand Blanc High School on March 13.

In the season-ending loss, the Lumberjacks were led by Shanesha Blair’s 18 points, while Brittany Wilson netted 17 .

Arthur Hill finished the year 17-8 overall in a season highlighted by their 77-74 regional championship win over Midland.

14: Bangor John Glenn made the football playoffs for the 14th consecutive season.

15: The Alma boys soccer team experienced a dream season. The school record for wins was broken when the team finished last season 15-4-2. The previous watermark for a season was 13 wins. Alma lost to Elk Rapids to end the season.

15: The runner-up for Mr. Basketball, the versatile Denzel Valentine, will also join Matt Costello at Michigan State University in a grand slam for the Spartans.

Valentine averaged 15 points per game this season, but his all-around game is his strong point, as evidenced by his 12 rebounds, nine assists, and five steals per game.

15:48.2: The time Lansing Catholic’s Zachary Zingsheim posted in the Division 3 boys cross country state final. In team standings, Calvin Christian was first with 56, followed by Lansing Catholic with 65, and Hemlock with 195. Clare was sixth, Pewamo-Westphalia eighth, and Frankenmuth 10th.

16: While it may not be as impressive as back-to-back state football championships, the seniors on the Ithaca boys basketball team were part of an impressive accomplishment in their own right, as they claimed their third consecutive district championship.

Ithaca ended the season with a 16-7 record.

17: The MLS girls basketball team finished the season 17-8 overall and 8-6 in league play, third behind Carrollton and Valley Lutheran. The squad finished 7-15 last year, and finished 13-7 in the regular season this year.

17: The Portland boys tennis team finished fourth in the state in Division 4 with a score of 17. They finished behind Greenhills School, Kalamazoo Christian, and Lansing Catholic. In singles action, Portland’s No. 1 player Chance Conley won four matches in two days and earned the Division 4 state championship at No. 1 singles.

18:02.7: Breckenridge's Kirsten Olling couldn’t have asked for a better performance at the 2011 Division 4 cross county meet at Michigan International Speedway. Olling’s second straight state title came after finishing the first race of the eight-event state finals in 18:02.7. Teammate Dominique Adams was 22nd in 19:55.5. Breckenridge was seventh as a team.

18:04: Freshman Kenzie Weiler broke the girls' record in cross country midway through the season. Her sister, Katie Weiler, as a sophomore in 2010 was all-conference, placed ninth in the state, was all-state academic, and was the school record holder with a time of 18:27.

18:47: At the Chesaning Showboat Invitational, St. Louis' Raquel Serna led from start to finish and won the race in a time of 18 minutes, 47 seconds. All runners from Divisions 1-4 competed at the same time, which made Serna’s win even more impressive.

19: The total points that Arthur Hill scored to beat rival Saginaw High 19-12 during the season finale for both teams last year.

21: The Midland Dow girls soccer team had a stellar season, winning 21 games while allowing just six goals on the season.

22.2: Led by quarterback Dylan Moffitt, the Bath football team averaged 22.2 points per game, the best offensive output since 2000.

22.3: Beal City's Stone Beckwith, a four-year varsity basketball player, had 22.3 points per game and wound up with more than 1,400 for his career. He had a season high of 37 points.

23: Ann Arbor Greenhills won the Division 4 tennis title with 23 points. Lansing Catholic and Kalamazoo Christian finished with 22 each. The Cougars’ No. 1 doubles team of Peter Murray and Jake Johnson defended their top seed by defeating Kalamazoo Christian’s Dan Stevens and Cordell Engbers 6-1, 6-2 in the final.

24: Thanks to a combination of outstanding individual talent and great teamwork, the Okemos girls soccer team enjoyed a season to remember. Nothing was easy for Okemos, which defeated Troy 2-0 in the Division 1 state title game after turning back Rochester Adams 1-0 in overtime in the semifinal. The title was the first state soccer title for Okemos since the 2006 team won the Division 2 state title. Okemos finished the season allowing just six total goals, capping the year with a 24-1-1 record.

24.5: The latest standout swingman produced at Lansing Eastern, Frederick Edmonds, pumped in 24.5 points per game for the Quakers. A versatile athlete who has outstanding hops and quickness, Edmonds was a rebounding machine. The Quakers were ranked among the top Class A teams in the state throughout the season.

25: After not winning a regional title since 1998, the Pewamo-Westphalia boys basketball team put an end to that drought in a big way. Pewamo ended the season 25-1 after losing in the Division 3 quarterfinals.

25.6 : Freeland junior basketball player Tori Jankoska can do it all. Score in bunches (25.6 points per game), haul in rebounds (6.8 per game), assist her teammates with timely passes (4.4 assists per game), and swipe the ball from her opponents (3 steals per game). With that in mind, she was an easy choice for Sports Scene girls’ basketball player of the year.

26: Saginaw High is back. Under first year coach Julian Taylor, the Trojans held back Rockford in the Class A title game to take a 54-42 victory and win the state championship. Saginaw ended its season at 26-2.

27: The number of points that Alexiz Huntey scored during Morley-Stanwood's 61-57 edging of University Liggett School during the Division 3 state girls' basketball final.

Huntey, who is going to George Washington University for a college volleyball career, also grabbed 16 rebounds in the basketball title game.

27: The number of years it took for Chippewa Hills baseball team to win another regional championship. Before this season, the last one came in 1985.

28: The East Grand Rapids girls lacrosse team wowed the competition enroute to finishing the season 28-0 and winning the Division 2 state title.

28: The total number of consecutive wins that the Ithaca High School football team has tallied the last two seasons enroute to winning two straight Division 6 state titles.

Travis Smith threw for 299 yards and a touchdown and rushed for two other scores, as Ithaca overcame a powerful Constantine rushing offense to post a 42-14 victory over the Falcons.

31: The Lansing Catholic baseball team finished the season 31-7 after falling to to two-time champion Bishop Foley Catholic 8-2 in the Division 3 title game. Dillon Rush was the starting and losing pitcher for Lansing Catholic.

31: DeWitt turned in another big girls' soccer season, reaching the state semifinal for a third straight year. The team was led by senior Erica Goodenough, who was named to the all-state Dream Team. She scored 31 goals this season for the Panthers.

33: Mendon won 33-0 in the Division 8 state championship game against Fowler. The win was Mendon's 11th state title. In the finals, Mendon racked up 359 yards in total offense to Fowler’s 198. The Hornets rushed 29 times for 240 yards.

34.2: The total average points scored by Merrill High School during the regular season. Quarterback Kyle Tack was the straw that stirred the drink on offense for the Vandals. He ended the regular season having completed 107 of 195 passes (54.6%) for 1,712 yards and 21 touchdowns.

35: The baseball season ended for the John Glenn Bobcats at 35-8 following a 6-1 loss to Grand Rapids Christian in the title game.

35: The Mount Pleasant football team made it through another regular season with an unblemished record. That’s three straight for the Oilers. In fact, Mount Pleasant has two impressive winning streaks going -- 32 straight games in the Saginaw Valley Association and 35 straight regular season games.

35.3: The potent one-two punch of quarterback Brad Cordes and running back Andrew Mulliken helped St. Johns to average 35.3 points per game. That offensive power enabled the Redwings to turn in a 7-2 record last fall.

38: Lowell's Andrew Morse capped a stellar wrestling career by finishing his senior season 38-0 at 152 pounds and winning a second straight Division 2 title.

39: The total number of wins that the Valley Lutheran volleyball team posted last season. The Chargers finished the year 39-18-3 and won their first regional championship since 1983. The win total tied for second best in school history.

40: With a 40-0 win against Eaton Rapids in the season finale, Owosso finished the regular season with a 5-4 record. That 5-4 record was the first winning season in 10 years for the Trojans. The team was happy with a winning season, but it still fell just short of its main goal of qualifying for the playoffs.

42: The total points that Miss Basketball, Madison Ristovski ,scored against Morley Stanwood during the Division 3 state final game. Morley Stanwood ended its magical season at 28-0. University Liggett ended at 23-5.

43: DeWitt wrestler Rachel McFarland recorded 43 regular season wins during her senior season. She was one point away from being a regional champion, losing a tough 8-7 decision to Lowell sophomore Bailey Jack, who earned all-state status last year by placing seventh at 103 pounds.

43: The number of wins with which St. Johns sophomore Zac Hall finished enroute to a Division 2 state title at 112 pounds.

44: Four-time undefeated state champion Taylor Massa finished his senior season 44-0.

44: Tori Jankoska set several school records, scoring a single game record of 44 points (February 17 at Bullock Creek), single season point total (641), and career scoring mark (1592).

45: Mount Pleasant was no match against Orchard Lake St. Mary's and lost the Division 3 state final game 45-7. St. Mary’s rushed for 478 yards and its first state championship since 2000. In the past two state finals, the Eaglets had been upended by East Grand Rapids.

46: Only a freshman, Davison's Lincoln Olson wrestled way beyond his years. He finished 46-0 and won a Division 1 state title at 103 pounds.

47: Greenville's Jordan Thomas could have been a four-time state champion but fell in the 145-pound final his freshman season to Taylor Massa. He still managed to win three state titles and finished last season 47-0.

47: The Midland Dow volleyball team set a school record for wins with 47 but lost to Midland High in four sets during the district finals.

48: The number of kills that Morley Stanwood seniors Alexis Huntey and Bailey Cairnduff combined for during the Mohawks Division 3 state final against St. Mary Catholic Central. Huntey delivered 30 kills, 17 digs, and five service aces, while Cairnduff was credited with 18 kills and 12 digs. The Mohawk seniors were eighth graders when the 2007 team won the school's last state championship.

49: Before they made it to the Class C title game, the Morley Stanwood Mohawks had to overcome defending state champion St. Ignace in the semifinal game - a game to which St. Ignace brought a 49-game winning streak.

50: Fowlerville's Adam Coon is considered one of the best heavyweights in the country and finished last season 50-0.

52: The number of points scored by Mt. Pleasant to secure a 52-49 win over Bay City Western in one of the most exciting football games of the season.

53: The number of points that Valley Lutheran scored against Bay City All Saints in its season-opening 53-6 win over the Cougars. The win snapped the Chargers 18-game losing streak.

54: It was close, very close, but the Fowler girls track team prevailed for the Division 4 track & field state title in Jenison on June 2.

Fowler wound up with 54 points to edge Traverse City St. Francis, which notched 50 points. Beal City was third with 42. Jill Feldpausch coached the state champs to their second straight title.

56: Nouvel Catholic Central scored, and scored often, in the first half of the Division 7 state football title game. It racked up 56 points, an MHSAA state record for points scored in the first half of a state final game, during its 56-26 Division 7 state title win over Pewamo-Westphalia. The previous record of 42 points in one half was set by both Farmington Hills Harrison in 2000 and Lumen Christi in 2001.

60: Rockford won the Divison 1 state volleyball championship, exploding past Lake Orion 25-21, 25-23, 25-10 in the finals. The Rams finished the season 60-8.

62: Ithaca senior linebacker Lucas Slater returned a fumble 62 yards against Constantine in the Division 6 state championship game. His play gave Ithaca a 35-14 lead early in the fourth quarter and all but sealed the deal for another Yellowjacket state title.

63: The Frankenmuth girls regained the Division 3 state track and field title that they so dearly wanted, while Lansing Catholic’s boys broke the ice on June 2 at Comstock Park.

In the girls' meet, Frankenmuth had 63 points, followed by archrival Benzie Central with 52.

65: The number of points New Lothrop scored in a 65-0 win over Dryden. During the first six minutes of the game, New Lothrop scored touchdowns on a kick-off return, a punt return, an interception return, a run, and a pass.

67: The total points allowed during the regular season by Nouvel Catholic Central's defense last fall.

68: For Lansing Catholic boys track coach Tim Simpson, it was a satisfying state title effort.

“I knew we had a good shot,” he said. “We had a lot of good seniors and we were close last year. Everybody was back. The key today was everybody doing what they’re capable of. We had a lot of guys step up, like our shot putter who stepped up and won on his last throw.”

At the state track meet, Lansing Catholic posted 68 points, followed by Union City with 45, and Frankenmuth with 31.

92: The total points the Mason cross country team posted enroute to winning the Division 2 state cross country championship. Runner-up St. Joseph had 129. Ionia was third with 134 and Cedar Springs fourth at 205. For Mason, Tanner Hinkle was fourth in 15:41.3, while Alex Whitmer was sixth in 15:54.3, Joe Cecil was 11th in 16:05.9, Mason VanDyke 25th in 16:18.1, and Jacob Hansen 77th in 16:05.6.

100: It was a memorable softball season for Sacred Heart Academy’s Sara Hansen. She set three Michigan High School Athletic Association records this season for the 31-8 Fighting Irish, including most hits with 100, runs scored in a season with 82, plus a 39-game hitting streak. She had at least one hit in every game.

111: At the league meet, the Chesaning boys cross country team took third place out of 19 Tri-Valley Conference teams with a score of 111. The Indians were just one point behind Shepherd, which had a team score of 110 and were just a few seconds short of the tie-breaker with Hemlock, which also had a team score of 111.

139: DeWitt’s Tyler Polulak tied with Hamilton freshman Nick Carlson for medalist honors with scores of 139. Carlson then won the individual title on the second hole of a playoff.

Blaze Hogan of Big Rapids tied for fourth overall with 144, while Chris Beltzer of Haslett tied for ninth with 147. Jason Brandt led Mason with 149, while Colin Ridley led Mt. Pleasant with 157.

141: If Midland Dow senior Jonathan Gurnee had written the story of his high school tennis career, he may have sold himself short. The truth is, his three straight team state championships, two individual state titles, and 141 career wins (an MHSAA record) is hard to believe.

On top of helping lead the team to its third straight title, Gurnee also won the individual state championship in No. 2 singles this year.  His other title came in 2009 when he won No. 4 singles as a sophomore.

158: The two-day total of Powers Catholic Central, which won the Division 4 state golf championship. Chloe Lawrie of Powers had rounds of 77 and 81 for 158 total and won a one-hole playoff over Monica Koert of Northpointe Christian.

177: The two-day total of Haslett's Erin Lawerance during Division 3 state girls' golf finals held at Forest Akers West on the campus of Michigan State University. Lawrence finished fifth to earn all-state honors.

178-6: Bay City Western senior Matt Costello ended his high school athletic career with a bang at the Division 1 Track Finals at East Kenwtood High School.

He won the discus with a toss of 178'6". He then came back and took second in the shot put with a put of 55’8”.

185: Heritage's Sarah Eccelton fought through the rough conditions to fire rounds of 87 and 98 for a total of 185 at the girls' state golf finals.

200: The Davison girls bowling teams wrapped up the state title by defeating Anchor Bay by almost 200 pins in the finals. The two teams played one regular game and two Baker games in the final round, and the Cardinals won by a score of 1,292 - 1,129. The Cardinals posted Baker games of 233 and 211 while Anchor Bay countered with Baker games of 155 and 156.

In the final individual game, the Cardinals received scores of 181 from Brooklyn Greene, 179 from Brittney Groulx, 168 from Heather Bauer, 167 from Brooke Wood, and 153 from Erin Brown as they outscored Anchor Bay 848 – 818.

220: Standing 220 yards from the school’s first girls' individual title, Okemos' Elle Nichols rifled her 3-iron shot into the wind onto an elevated green. Two putts later she had secured a 1-shot victory over East Lansing junior Kristyn Crippen.

Nichols opened the tournament with a first-round 77 and shot 80 the second day. Crippen shot 78 and 80, and East Lansing's Maggie Campbell shot a pair of 81s to finish fourth overall. The Trojans finished seventh as a team, as Kathryn Cleary (100-102) and Marie Fata (104-103) completed the scoring. Nichols, who finished fifth at state as a freshman, carried an 18-hole average in the high 70s this season. She won the opening 18-hole and closing 18-hole events during the CAAC Blue season, as well as the league meet and the regional.

221: Taylor Massa became only the 16th high school wrestler to win four state championships. He did it in impressive fashion, with four pins, including a pin of Ferndale’s Chevez Farris in the 171-pound championship match. He finished his career 221-0

233: The Rockford Rams capped a big season by placing second at the Division 1 state swim meet at Eastern Michigan University. Saline won the championship with 326.5 points, while Rockford placed second with 233 points. Rockford had a number of strong efforts at the finals, led by senior Eric Chisholm, who won the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 20.76 seconds. Chisholm was also part of the 200-free relay team that set a new record time of 1:24.34. He was joined on that relay team by senior Nick Dulak, senior Bryan Wasberg, and sophomore Craig Wasberg.

268: The career win total for Goodrich girls basketball coach Jason Gray, who watched his team finish the season a perfect 28-0 while winning the Class B state girls’ basketball championship.

490: The number of students enrolled at Perry High School last year, ranking it fifth of the six schools in the CAAC. This fall Perry is moving to the Genesee Area Conference (GAC) Red Division. High school enrollment was down by approximately 30 students from 2009-2010 to 2010-2011. This made it difficult to be competitive. Now Perry will be the sixth-biggest of the 18 schools in the GAC, and even if enrollment continues to drop, the school feels it will still be able to be competitive.

500: Alma's Jennifer Wheeler was second in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:06.22 during the Division 3 state swimming finals. The Alma foursome of Natalie Walsh, Wheeler, Kaleigh Kovac, and Lillian Vandemark was fifth in the 200-yard freestyle relay in a time of 1:41.04. The team of Ashton Wentworth, Vandemark, Kovac, and Wheeler was second in the 400-yard freestyle relay in 3:37.189 .

568: It was a beautiful display of offensive football by Powers Catholic during its 56-26 Division 5 state championship win over Lansing Catholic. The Chargers out-gained Lansing Catholic 568-359 in the win. The Chargers' Garrett Pougnet outplayed Lansing Catholic all-state quarterback Cooper Rush. Pougnet finished with 258 passing yards and four touchdowns. He also ran for 155 yards and two touchdowns.

588: In Division 2 golf, Cranbrook Kingswood dominated play at Katke Golf Course at Ferris State University. After posting a 299 on the first day, Cranbrook Kingswood came back the second day and shot par golf, posting a 289 team score to finish with 588 total. DeWitt placed second with 615, while Big Rapids was third with 621, and Haslett was fourth with 622.

632: In Division 4 at Forest Akers West, Lake Leelanau St. Mary won the team title with 624. Hackett Catholic Central placed second with 629, while Nouvel Catholic Central was third with 632. Fowler placed sixth with 679, while New Lothrop was eighth with 685.

Ted Rider of Hackett won medalist honors with 142, while Dave Buko of Nouvel was second with 147 and Nouvel’s Brody Schiller was sixth with 153.

653: It wasn't even close. Lansing Catholic's girls golf team did more than just win the Division 4 state golf championship. They dominated.

Playing under windy and cold conditions, LC had 18-hole team scores of 329 and 324 for 653 total. Powers Catholic High School was a distant second with scores of 352 and 364 for 716 total. For the LC team, Danielle Crilley and Jacqueline Setas both shot 160. Crilley had rounds of 79 and 81 while Setas had rounds of 82 and 78. Alyssa Albright shot 84 and 77 for 161 total. Janie Fineis shot 84 and 88 for 172. Peyton Frederickson was the No. 5 player the first day and shot 94. Mary Beth Maddelena had that spot the second day and shot 109.

739: The number of strokes that Swartz Creek tallied during the Division 2 gold finals. The Dragons finished ninth as a team.

756: The total rushing yards that Farwell's Keegan Rohdy had during the Eagles first four football games. He averaged 10.674 per carry.

782: For the second year in a row, the Davison girls golf team finished the season in the top ten at the Division 1 state finals. Davison finished in ninth place at the finals that took place at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University. The Cardinals shot a 395 team score on the first day of the tournament, and then came back the next day and fired a 387 in windy and cold conditions to finish with a two-day total of 782.

1,322: Senior Derrick McAvoy had an outstanding senior football season for Laingsburg, completing 72 of 153 passes (47%) for 1,322 yards and 16 touchdowns. He had a high game of 235 yards passing against St. Patrick Catholic, and he threw for 211 yards against Carson City-Crystal.

2,077: Nouvel Catholic Central's Bennett Lewis ran 15 times for 200 yards – all in the first half – to push his season rushing total to 2,077 yards during the Panthers state title win over Pewamo Westphalia.

12,000: Lowell's Gabe Dean finished finished his career with over 12,000 total yards from scrimmage and a total of 143 touchdowns.

Twice he was named Associated Press Division 2 all state, earning Player of the Year honors after his junior season when he scored 62 touchdowns. Lowell's season came to a close in the Division 2 state finals when it lost to Brother Rice.

$500,000: The amount of money that Lowell's Pink Arrow project has raised for cancer research since the program was started by football coach Noel Dean four years ago.

Last year all athletes wore pink jerseys in honor of someone who is battling cancer, and the community members who attend the games also wore special “Pink Out” t-shirts that honor friends and family members affected by cancer.