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Mounties News · Top Stories This Week in the MHSAA

The following is a compilation of top stories from this week surrounding high school sports in Michigan gathered by our friends at MHSAA Second Half (source)



1. A weather delay pushed this Regional Final to Friday, and No. 7 Rudyard rose to a challenge coming back from dropping the first set to down Pellston in four in Class D – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

2.  Also pushed to Friday, honorable mention Munising came back after losing the first two sets to defeat Carney-Nadeau in five in Class D – Escanaba Daily Press A weather delay pushed this Regional Final to Friday, and No. 7 Rudyard rose to a challenge coming back from dropping the first set to down Pellston in four in Class D – Sault Ste. Marie Evening News

3.  Novi’s Erin O’Leary was named this season’s Miss Volleyball Award winner on the eve of her team’s Class A Quarterfinal against honorable mention Temperance Bedford; Novi is the reigning champ and ranked No. 2 – Observer & Eccentric

4. Class C top-ranked Bronson is plenty familiar with tonight’s Quarterfinal opponent, No. 2 Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central – Sturgis Journal

5. Class B No. 4 Niles is hoping to add to its first District and Regional titles with a first Quarterfinal win, over No. 3 Lake Odessa Lakewood – Niles Daily Star

6. Class A No. 3 Grand Rapids Christian downed top-ranked Rockford in the Regional, a big step as the Eagles pursue their first MHSAA championship in the sport with No. 4 DeWitt up next – FOX17

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Girls Golf:

Traverse City West’s Anika Dy was named Miss Golf for the second time by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association – Traverse City Record-Eagle


Cross Country:

Coldwater’s Shuaib Aljabaly and Lansing Catholic’s Olivia Theis were named Mr. Cross Country and Miss Cross County, respectively, by the Michigan Interscholastic Track Coaches Association – Coldwater Daily Reporter



1. The first games of the season can be played today, and Petoskey is among teams anticipating a return to the ice – Petoskey News-Review

2. As part of its hockey preview, the Livingston Daily Press & Argus highlighted Mr. Hockey candidates Josh Albring of Hartland and Adam Conquest of Brighton – Livingston Daily Press & Argus

3. Allen Park Cabrini enjoyed a productive opener, downing Flat Rock/Airport 6-2 – Southgate News Herald


Girls Swimming & Diving:

1. Honorable mention Spring Lake will send 10 athletes to the Lower Peninsula Division 3 Finals, including three divers – Grand Haven Tribune

2. Hamilton standout Paige Kuhn is banking on a strong finish in the final meet of her high school career – Holland Sentinel

3. Gaylord sophomore Grace Wambier is a school record holder and hopes to add to her accomplishments at the Division 3 Finals – Gaylord Herald Times

4. No. 7 Brighton is aiming to claim the Division 1 team championship with arguably its strongest assemblage of experienced contenders under coach Jason Black – Livingston Daily Press & Argus


Boys Soccer: 

Longtime coach Thaier Mukhtar has resigned as Fraser’s boys coach with nearly 600 wins there and at Warren DeLaSalle – MLive-Detroit


Boys Basketball:

We’ve posted a few girls basketball previews, and this look at Holland West Ottawa is the first boys hoops story we’ve seen this fall; practice began Monday – FOX17


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Girls Varsity Golf · Madelyn Miller Earns Academic All State; Girls Golf Academic All State

Congratulations to Northwest senior golfer Madelyn Miller as she was named  to the Division 3 Academic All-State Team. Congrats Madelyn.
IMG_9444Also, the Varsity Girls Golf Team of Madelyn Miller, Cammi Pahl, Anya Frever, Julia Lefere, Sydney Shafer, and Bryce Lewis earned a Team Academic All-State Award. Congrats to our golfers and coaches on a wonderful accomplishment.

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Multiple Teams · October Scholar Athletes of the Month Sponsored by Christner Insurance

Congratulations to our October winners of the Scholar Athletes of the Month sponsored by Joel Christner of Christner Insurance Services. This month Senior Ryan Crowley (Football), Junior Julia Lefere (Girls Golf), Freshman Noah Miller (Soccer), and Freshman Madison Neitzke (volleyball) will represent Northwest for October. Congrats to all!!

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Varsity Male Scholar Athlete of the Month: Senior Ryan Crowley – Football

CrowleyFor the month of October, Ryan rushed for 188 yards and 4 TD and passed for 622 yards and 5 TD. Ryan accounted for over 200 yards of offense and 2 TDs a game for the month of October. This was a great ending to his offensive career. It also helped us win our final game against Leslie. He also played a key role on our defense in October. Ryan had not played defense since his freshman year but picked up on what to do very quickly. He had 2 big interceptions and made numerous tackles.




Varsity Female Scholar Athlete of the Month: Junior Julia Lefere -Girls Golf

LefereJulia had a very good season finishing with our lowest overall average of 47 and had an especially strong finish to the season.  She placed 2nd overall at the I-8 Tournament with an 86 and qualified as Honorable Mention All-Conference. She placed 3rd overall at the Regional with a 92 and played very well on 3 of the 4 nine-holes at States with a Day to total of 93 bouncing back from Day 1 where she shot 104.  Additionally, she missed several days of school during golf season and currently has nothing less than an A and has maintained about a 3.9 GPA through high school thus far.  She is a pretty impressive student-athlete!!


Sub Varsity Scholar Athlete of the Month- Freshman Noah Miller

MillerNoah was our top goal scorer for the season but particularly in the last 3 games in October. He also is not afraid to pass the ball and has a selfless style of play. He demonstrates great leadership skills on and off the field. He has a willingness to play in any position that is needed and does very well. He also has had to play the entire game on several occasions.





Sub Varsity Female Scholar Athlete of the Month – Freshman Maddie Neitzke

NeitzkeMaddie is a leader both on the court and in the classroom. She is extremely coachable and gives 110% effort in every drill and game. She is determined to work hard in order to be her best, and has a “win now” mentality. Maddie plays great defense, has an aggressive jump serve, and is an offensive threat at the net.

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Multiple Teams · Ella Bontrager Signs with Lake Superior St

1A7B8EE9-D8EC-4A03-A4B1-4FC57B4B334C 9684CA47-E46C-4892-BC06-44B96950F1EB 7BE3057B-228D-49E6-85F3-2C1BD2DE6811 27E012EB-5D9B-45DD-B68D-EBFABA6A8363Senior Ella Bontrager has signed her National Letter of Intent and Scholarship offer to continue her basketball career at Lake Superior St University. Ella will be a 4 year letter winner for the Northwest Girls Basketball team this winter and was also was a 4 year letter winner for the Northwest Volleyball team. Ella has been a part of multiple District titles for the Mountie Basketball program. Ella has had a great basketball career with many more positive results ahead. Northwest congratulates Ella and her family on a wonderful accomplishment!! We are… Northwest


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Girls Varsity Golf · Regional Golf Coaches of the Year!!

Martha Cantlin and Jill Lefere were honored as 2017 Regional Coaches of the Year by the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association for the second time in 5 years!

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Boys Varsity Cross Country, Girls Varsity Cross Country · Boys & Girls Cross Country 12th At Regionals

The boy’s and girl’s cross country teams competed in the wind, cold, rain and a bit of snow today at the Portage, MI Regional. Both teams finished 12th out of 15 teams.

Leading the way for the girls was Lydia Anuszkiewicz in 22:31. She was followed by Mari Lamb with a time of 23:19, then Maeya Beach in 24:17 and Aria Ward in 24:56. Brianna Dodge rounded out the top 5 with a time of 25:02.

In the boy’s race, Tyler Collins finished his cross country career with his best time at Portage of 18:16. Brady Jones finished in 18:29 and was followed by Bryce Alfred in 18:50. Luke Hedrich followed with a time of 19:40 and he was followed by Brandt DuBois in 21:22.

Special recognition goes to the seniors on this year’s team: Tyler Collins, Austin Jones, Rachel Nau, Kaila Radziewicz, Courtney Johnson and our exchange student, Gianna Goldschmid. We wish them all well in all their endeavors.

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Multiple Teams · Varsity Volleyball vs Western Results

The Lady Mounties Varsity Volleyball team celebrated Senior Night with a heartbreaking loss to league foe Parma Western on Wednesday night in another five game face-off. They came out strong winning the first two games 25-22, 25-22 but then just couldn’t keep the momentum for the next three games falling 24-26, 16-25, and 11-25. They were even down 10 points in the third match and brought it back to 18–18 behind Meg Moffitt’s serving.
The Mountie defense was spectacular with a team total 122 digs and 14 blocks. The Mounties just couldn’t seem to get it going offensively committing 28 errors. Brooklynne Bevier, Henly Sleight, and Carsyn Sleight each had 13 kills on the night. Mallory Anspaugh handled the ball 216 times with 55 assists.
Both teams had stellar serving with the Mounties only missing four serves in the five game match.
Despite the loss, the Mounties were able to honor their seniors in a pre and post game celebration. They capped off the night watching a video presentation of their time together over the last six years. It was a very special evening.
The Mounties, 26-9-4, will be back in action on Saturday for the I-8 Tournament. Come on out and watch some great volleyball!

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Multiple Teams · Freshman Volleyball Sweeps Western

The Freshman Mounties hosted their league rival Western and won with scores of 25-18, 25-16. Victoria Craft led defensively with 14 digs and great serve receive passes. Raina Cockream was strong behind the service line recording 5 aces. Abbey Christner had 13 assists. Maddie Neitzke had 6 kills and 7 digs. Ashleigh Black added 5 kills and 2 aces. The team played an amazing game together and finished their season on a strong note. Overall, the Mounties ended their season with a record of 21-12-3. Thanks to all of our supporters throughout the season!

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Multiple Teams · High School Competitive Cheer Tryouts

Competitive Cheer Tryouts will be November 6th,7th,8th 3:30-5:50pm in the Mountie Gym. You must have a physical dated after April 15th, 2017 on file in the Athletic office to tryout.

We are excited to get the season started as we work hard to bring home the I-8 championship. Experience in cheer or tumbling is not necessary we are looking for positive student athletes.
Any questions please contact Coach Melissa