2018-09-06 / Sports

Leland sweeps Glen Lake at elementary school gym


CLARA KROLL, number nine, attempts to block an Allie Martin spike, number seven, during the matchup of Glen Lake and Leland on Tuesday. CLARA KROLL, number nine, attempts to block an Allie Martin spike, number seven, during the matchup of Glen Lake and Leland on Tuesday. Leland has set the bar high each year for them to be a successful teams, while other county teams are on the rise. North Bay has taken the three team co-op and started off strong.

Following are the scores from this week’s county volleyball matchups.

North Bay (7-1-1) continued its success with another victory on Tuesday night.

The Norse swept Buckley in three sets by scores of 25-11, 25-21 and 25-4.

“I was really impressed with our first home game,” North Bay coach Kelly Mokanyk said. “The three school team came together, and we played a great match against Buckley. The team from Buckley didn’t have that many players, but they came out swinging, and I admire that.”

Laura Hursey led the way for North Bay, as she had five digs and five kills. Sophie Stowe added eight assists and Grace Periard had 10 assists. Bailey Pettit had four kills and Cassidey Mork had five kills and three digs.


KAITLYN SCHAUB spikes the ball in between Leland players during the match on Tuesday at Leland. KAITLYN SCHAUB spikes the ball in between Leland players during the match on Tuesday at Leland. “Mike and I are making a good team,” Mokanyk said. “We are making the right lineups and helping the girls find the right spots on the court.”

Leland sweeps Glen Lake

With the moisture on the court, the match between Leland and Glen Lake was moved to the elementary gym in Leland Public School.

Leland swept Glen Lake in three sets by scores of 25-9, 25-19 and 25-15.

“I thought we played at a good level of play,” Leland coach Laurie Glass said. “Considering there were a lot of things going on, such as the moisture on the floor, we played at a good level of play throughout the night.”


MACKENZIE STEELE and Grace Bradford from left, block an Olivia Lowe spike in their matchup at Leland on Tuesday. MACKENZIE STEELE and Grace Bradford from left, block an Olivia Lowe spike in their matchup at Leland on Tuesday. Tatum Kareck had six aces, one kill and three digs for the Comets. Allie Martin had one ace, nine kills and seven digs. Ella Siddall had three aces, one kill, 24 assists and one dig.

Mia Osorio had three aces, one assist and five digs and Hanna Elwell had one ace and five kills.

“We speak a lot about controllables and uncontrollables,” Glass said. “We just always try to focus on the controllables of the match.”

Glen Lake coach Hanna Wilson was unable to get the stats from the volleyball match against Leland in before press time. The stats will be posted next week.

Wilson said the team needs to build on this match and look forward to the next match.

“I think we did a lot of good things against Leland,” she said. “The girls were very tense, and we need to learn from this game.”

Wilson went on, and gave Leland credit for the way they played.

“Leland is a great team, they earned it,” Wilson said. “I’m proud of the fact the girls didn’t give up.”

Leland competes well at Bedford

Leland played in the Bedford Invitational in Friday and played in four different matchups.

In the first matchup, The Comets defeated Grosse Point South in two sets by scores of 25-19 and 25-12. In the second match, Leland defeated Adrian Madison in two sets by scores of 25-18 and 25-19.

In the third matchup, Leland defeated Cadillac in two sets by scores of 25-11 and 25-21. In the final match of the tournament, the Comets fell to Marshall in three sets by scores of 26-24, 25-20 and 15-12.

Throughout the tournament, Martin compiled two aces, 43 kills, one assist and 33 digs. Siddall had four aces, two kills, 82 assists and 20 digs. Gillian Grobbel had 10 aces, nine kills and five digs.

Hanna Elwell added 21 kills and Maddy Grosvenor had six aces, one kill and 13 digs. Mia Osorio had nine aces, three assists and 33 digs and Sarah Elwell had three kills and three digs.

“I thought we played remarkably well,” Glass said. “When you go to a tournament like that and you can play well overall, it is great.”

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