Prep Roundup: Dow soccer remains perfect in SVL

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Dow High mercied host Bay City Central 9-0 in Saginaw Valley League boys’ soccer on Wednesday to remain unbeaten in the SVL.

The Chargers wasted no time in taking total command, scoring four times in the first five minutes of the match on two goals by Isaac Skinner and one apiece by Chase Horneber and Porter Baker. Dow tacked on another four goals in quick succession midway through the first half, as Jonah Dahn, Jack Wolohan, Tyler Sanchez, and Nick Pisarczyk each tallied. 

Alex Futter notched the final goal late in the first half. Goalkeeper Keegan Luick was in net to earn the Chargers’ 10th shutout of the season.

Dow improves to 15-1-0 overall and 10-0-0 in the Valley and will conclude its league schedule on Monday at home against Flint Powers.


Midland High beat Bay City Central 143-37 and beat Mount Pleasant 146-32 in Saginaw Valley League girls’ swimming and diving on Thursday.

Following are the top-five finishers in each event for the Chemics:

200-YARD MEDLEY RELAY — 1. Midland (Allie Miller, Addison Birchmeier, Alyssa Rentsch, Mya Hacker) 2:09.44; 2. Midland (Amelia Matthews, Piper Moe, Emma Bornemann, Mia Allen) 2:10.29; 5. Midland (Maddie Jay, Claire Carpenter, Autumn Brutyn, Izzy Christiansen) 2:24.89

200 FREESTYLE — 1. Myah Zalusky 2:20.63; 2. Sonja O’Donnell 2:27.19; 3. Grace Perz 2:39.30

200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY — 1. Brutyn 2:45.29; 3. Morgan Hussey 2:47.49; 5. Carpenter 3:06.47

50 FREESTYLE — 1. Hacker 28.30; 4. Kaitlynn Lapere 30.99; 5. Anna Merges 31.58

1-METER DIVING — 1. Madison Yockey 166.40; 2. Mikahla Wagner 116.25

100 BUTTERFLY — 1. Rentsch 1:11.95; 2. Hussey 1:19.64; 3. Zalusky 1:21.81

100 FREESTYLE — 1. Miller 1:03.65; 2. Brutyn 1:07.29; 4. Christiansen 1:13.89; 5. Brooklyn Reid 1:16.23

500 FREESTYLE — 3. Jay 6:53.88; 4. Perz 6:58.78; 5. Heather Herron 7:23.27

200 FREESTYLE RELAY — 1. Midland (Allen, Ana Kickland, Makenna Weihl, Kierstien Weiss) 1:42.60; 2. Midland (Zalusky, Hussey, Miller, Hacker) 1:58.35; 3. Midland (Yockey, Maisy Matthews, Christiansen, Birchmeier) 2:06.56

100 BACKSTROKE — 1. Rentsch 1:13.79; 2. O’Donnell 1:15.62; 4. Jay 1:22.35

100 BREASTSTROKE — 1. Birchmeier 1:18.87; 3. Miller 1:27.08; 4. Lapere 1:29.70

400 FREESTYLE RELAY — 1. Midland (Zalusky, Brutyn, Hussey, Rentsch) 4:18.77; 2. Midland (Yockey, Merges, O’Donnell, Birchmeier) 4:41.55


Bullock Creek improved to 12-2-2 overall with a 25-20, 25-17, 25-17 sweep of visiting Farwell in nonconference volleyball on Thursday.

“We weren’t necessarily at our sharpest, but, much like last night’s five-set win (over Ithaca), we showed tremendous grit and resolve to get the job done,” said Creek coach Justin Freeland. “I’m proud of our effort, and I look forward to getting on the practice floor to tighten some things up.”

Makenzie Nearman led the Lancers with eight kills, while Jacey Herst and Sophia Waldie had seven kills apiece, and Vivian Freeland finished with 19 assists.

Creek will host Breckenridge on Monday.


Dow High swept visiting Bay City Western 25-14, 25-15, 25-16 in Saginaw Valley League volleyball on Thursday to improve to 5-4-0 in league play.

“We came out hot in all three games,” said Dow coach Ali Taylor. “All around, we were very solid.”

Taryn Williams had five kills and three blocks for the Chargers, while Summer Luick had four kills, Alex Price finished with 13 assists and 10 digs, and Alli Miller added 14 digs.

Dow (13-11-4 overall) will host Grand Blanc on Tuesday.


Calvary Baptist Academy swept visiting Coleman 25-11, 25-18, 25-15 in volleyball on Thursday to improve to 8-5-1. It was the Kings’ first match in two weeks due to scheduling issues.

“It was so great to be back on the court and to have our stands filled with a fantastic student section for our senior night,” said Kings’ coach Danelle Dickerson. “Every player brought a lot of energy, and we were able to maintain that for the whole game. We have been really working in practice on being aggressive at the net, and that effort paid off tonight.

“Senior Ashley Wiggins was on fire at the net and put away 12 kills, which was a career high for her,” Dickerson added.

Caitlyn Dickerson had seven kills, five aces, and 15 digs for CBA, while Jenna Szilagyi had 15 assists and four aces, and Angelina Gorman added seven digs.

The Kings will face Saginaw Michigan Lutheran Seminary on Monday.


Eric Grabill scored five times Thursday to lead Calvary Baptist Academy to an 8-0 win over Standish-Sterling in boys’ soccer.

Charley Tomko added two goals, while Brendan Warren scored once.

The Kings (8-3-2) will close out the regular season on Monday at Roscommon.


Dow High lost 12-6 to Lapeer in junior varsity football on Thursday.

The Chargers’ lone points came from Tyler Streeter, who stripped a Lapeer ballcarrier and returned the ball 47 yards for a touchdown.

Dow (1-6) will host Bay City Central next Thursday.


Midland High lost 18-0 to Davison in junior varsity football on Thursday.

Nick Moody had 14 tackles for the Chemics, while Zach Buschlen had 13 tackles and a fumble recovery, and Brehdan Clemons also recovered a fumble.

Midland (2-5) will head to Saginaw Heritage next Thursday.