Girls Cross Country

 

Ottawa Hills Strides into Title Contention

Ottawa Hills Strides into Title Contention
Thursday, November 12, 2020
The Ottawa Hills girls cross country team was hoping for a lofty finish at last Friday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 Finals.  The Bengals, however, suffered a bump in the road.
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Scott, Pilgrims Finish Championship Chase

Scott, Pilgrims Finish Championship Chase
Saturday, November 7, 2020
After all the uncertainty of this past fall season, one thing is for sure. Makenna Scott will be cuddled up with her puppy Milo tonight, gazing fondly at her cross country championship medal.
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VanderKooi, Hart Extend Title Streaks

VanderKooi, Hart Extend Title Streaks
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Muskegon Western Michigan Christian’s Abby VanderKooi did so well Saturday at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Cross Country Finals that she can’t wait for next year to get here. The junior won the Division 4 championship as both a freshman and sophomore. Th...
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Squires Leads Petoskey to 1st Finals Win

Squires Leads Petoskey to 1st Finals Win
Friday, November 6, 2020
Petoskey was outmatched last year and knew it. “East Grand Rapids had an amazing year,” Petoskey senior Emma Squires said. “Last year, even at our best, we would have never beaten them.” It was a different story this year.
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DaDamio, Forsyth Add to Family Fame

DaDamio, Forsyth Add to Family Fame
Friday, November 6, 2020
Two familiar last names battled for the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 1 girls cross country individual championship Friday, but in separate races. In the end, Birmingham Seaholm senior Audrey DaDamio had the fastest time in the two heats that were run in a cross count...
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Preview: Past Champs Back in Running

Preview: Past Champs Back in Running
Thursday, November 5, 2020
The first runners down the home stretch at Michigan International Speedway this weekend could look familiar for at least three divisions of the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Cross Country Finals. The fourth? That’s guaranteed to finish much differently than a year ...
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Sleeman, Houghton Earn 1st Finals Wins

Sleeman, Houghton Earn 1st Finals Wins
Sunday, October 25, 2020
It was a day for making history for the Houghton girls here Saturday as they edged reigning champion Marquette 56-58 for their first Upper Peninsula Division 1 cross country title. Houghton previously had finished Finals runner-up in 1989 and 2007.
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Munising Goes from No Team to Best

Munising Goes from No Team to Best
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Hattie Cota was the lone runner on the Munising girls cross country team last year. She became part of an Upper Peninsula championship team here Saturday as the Mustangs earned the Division 3 title with 54 points.
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St Ignace Girls Take Back Top Spot

St Ignace Girls Take Back Top Spot
Sunday, October 25, 2020
The St. Ignace girls won for the first time in three years, squeezing past two-time reigning champion Hancock 53-54. The Saints had finished runners-up to Hancock the last two seasons, finishing 22 points back in 2019 and 36 in 2018.
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3-Sport Standout Back as Airport Coach

3-Sport Standout Back as Airport Coach
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Dakota Bostic started his high school cross country career because he wanted to get into shape for his freshman year of basketball for Carleton Airport High School. A decade later, Bostic is about to launch his coaching career as the varsity cross country coach for the...
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Bridgman Completes Climb to 1st Title

Bridgman Completes Climb to 1st Title
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Bridgman girls cross country coach Spencer Carr couldn’t recall his team having a bad meet this fall.  And there were a couple of especially good showings that seemed to forecast the Bees’ historic season-ending finish.
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Dudek's Dominance Paces Pioneer Title Run

Dudek's Dominance Paces Pioneer Title Run
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Zofia Dudek wasn’t on anyone’s radar as a potential MHSAA champion cross country runner during her freshman year. She not only wasn’t running in Michigan, she wasn’t running in the United States.
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Petr's Kick Highlights EGR D2 Dominance

Petr's Kick Highlights EGR D2 Dominance
Saturday, November 2, 2019
As Anna Petr charged toward the finish line at Michigan International Speedway, trying to overtake the reigning champion, her mind began to think of all the people who helped her get to this position. One special memory was that of her mother, Angela, who died from bre...
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Tolson, 3-Peater Hart Find Winning Plans

Tolson, 3-Peater Hart Find Winning Plans
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Rylee Tolson got her rookie mistakes out of the way last year. Running for the first time in the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 cross country championship, Tolson was too wired, burning up needed energy before she ever started the race.
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VanderKooi Repeats, Bridgman Wins 1st Title

VanderKooi Repeats, Bridgman Wins 1st Title
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Abby VanderKooi wasn’t being cocky. She was merely stating the obvious. Being one of the nation’s top runners and competing in the smallest division at the MHSAA Lower Peninsula cross country championships only accentuates the gap between VanderKooi and her...
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Preview: Challengers Chase History

Preview: Challengers Chase History
Friday, November 1, 2019
Make way for historic finishes at Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Cross Country Finals at Michigan International Speedway. Two of four team favorites have never won before. A third hasn’t won in more than two decades. There will be at least two new i...
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Marlette Racer Heats Up with Cold Weather

Marlette Racer Heats Up with Cold Weather
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Temperatures near the Lake Huron shore will hover around 40 degrees Saturday morning when the girls Division 4 Regional cross country meet begins at Wagener Park.  Riley Ford wouldn’t have it any other way.
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Paupore Closes Career with 3-Peat Run

Paupore Closes Career with 3-Peat Run
Saturday, October 19, 2019
Negaunee senior Emily Paupore is used to leading the way in cross country races. She has done that in most races since her sophomore year.
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Preview: Seniors to Shine 1 More Time

Preview: Seniors to Shine 1 More Time
Friday, October 18, 2019
We always can count on high school sports to be cyclical in the way athletes move through their four seasons and are replaced by the next wave. But some groups certainly are more memorable than others. And Saturday’s Upper Peninsula Girls Cross Country Finals wil...
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DaDamio Follows Sister as Elite Pacesetter

DaDamio Follows Sister as Elite Pacesetter
Thursday, October 10, 2019
While the best part of a cross country or track race is the sprint to the finish line, it was actually having the race be over that excited Audrey DaDamio the most. Growing up, DaDamio loved watching older sister Rachel, who finished second at the 2014 Lower Peninsula ...
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