Roundup: Niles girls, Buchanan freshmen-sophomore boys win titles

Published 3:22 pm Sunday, September 11, 2022

FENNVILLE — The Niles girls cross country team captured the Fennville open title Saturday morning.

The Vikings, led by Mary Saylor’s sixth-place finish, ended up with 37 points to edge host Fennville, which finished with 39 points. Comstock Park was third with 53 points.

Niles finished with five runners in the top 15. Saylor posted a time of 23:01. Tori Yates was ninth (23:18), Aubrey Jackson 10th (23:33), Kierstyn Thompson 13th (23:49) and Kylie Conn 14th (24:05).

The Niles boys cross country team was third behind River Valley and Allegan.

The Vikings’ Aiden Krueger was the overall winner with a time of 17:13. Logan Ritchie finished 15th with a time of 19:51.

Complete results may be found online at in Daily Data.


Centreville Invitational

The Buchanan Bucks won the boy’s freshman-sophomore championship at the Centreville Invitational Saturday.

Buchanan finished with 38 points to easily outdistance runner-up Union City, which finished with 55 points. Edwardsburg was third with 69 points.

Jack Sherwood led the Bucks with a fifth-place finish and a time of 18:35.

Edwardsburg was led by Maguire Johnson, who placed ninth with a time of 18:54. Brandywine was led by Elijah Gamble’s 62nd place finish and time of 23:16.

In the boys’ junior-senior race, Edwardsburg finished fifth and Buchanan 10th. Lakeshore was the team champion.

Dane Bailey finished sixth to lead the Eddies with his time of 18:02. Britain Phillip led Buchanan with a time of 20:24, which was good for 21st place. Robert Hartz was 25th for Brandywine with a time of 20:44.

In the girls’ freshman-sophomore race, Buchanan was fourth, Brandywine fifth and Edwardsburg eighth. Union City won the team title.

Madeline Young led the Bucks with a runner-up finish and a time of 21:44. Piper Bryant was 27th to pace the Eddies with her time of 24:28, while Karleigh Byrd was 20th with a time of 23:49 to lead the Bobcats.

Edwardsburg’s Claire Ritchey was the overall winner in the junior-senior race with her time of 21:49.

The Eddies finished second to champion Schoolcraft. The Eagles finished with 46 points and Edwardsburg with 48 points.

Eleanor Young placed 12th to lead Buchanan with a time of 23:39. Halie Borders finished 69th for the Bobcats with a time of 38:07.