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Eagles 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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Eagles News · Pool Closed Thanksgiving Break

The pool will be closed Thursday, November 23rd through Sunday, November 26th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday. Enjoy the holiday with your family. We will have new lessons coming the start of the New Year.

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Multiple Teams · 8th Grade Girls Basketball team finishes season with 2 more wins

The 8th grade girls basketball team competed in their last two games of the season at home on Saturday. They defeated White Cloud with a final score of 56 to 17. High scorers for the game were Taryn Preston with 16 points and Kaila Krueger with 12. Emmalyn Geers also added 8, and Madison Bonter, Kierra Flegal and Emma DeVoogd added 6 a piece.

Kent City then matched up against Fremont and gained another victory for the season. The final score was 62 to 16. Each of the Eagles had at least 2 points to finish out the season. High scorer of the game was Taryn Preston with 14. Kierra Flegal also had 10 and was closely followed by Emmalyn Geers who had 9. Madison Bonter and Emma DeVoogd put up 6 each to finish the game.
The 8th grade team ended their season with a final record of 8-3.

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Eagles News · 7th Grade Girls Basketball finishes the season at home

On Saturday, Kent City 7th Grade Girls Basketball finished their season with two wins!

In the first game against White Cloud, Kent City took the lead and never looked back. Each girl contributed either a steal or rebound throughout the game; this is what led the girls to have such a successful game. Each player did her part whether it was on offense or defense. They truly worked as a team to defend the basket on defense and pass the ball around the perimeter to find the open player on offense. Kent City won 37 to 2.

Next the Eagles played the Fremont Packers. Once again, the Lady Eagles took control of the game from the start. Similar to the first game, Kent City played good help-side defense to stop the Packers from scoring more than 13 points the entire game. Then, when Kent City was on offense, they attacked the basket and found the open player for a shot to score a total of 37 points again.

Leading scorers on the day were Savannah Miller, Jacee Hoffman, Sage Russo, Lexie Bowers, Ava Afton, and Esther Yates. Leading the defense with rebounds was Esther Yates, Abby Pecynski, and Kayden Schragg while Bowers and Afton led their team in steals.

Congratulations girls on being 10-1 this season!

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Multiple Teams · 8th Grade Girls Basketball travels to Big Rapids

The Middle School girls basketball team’s traveled to Big Rapids this weekend where they competed against Newaygo and Big Rapids. The 8th grade team had yet another close game when they were put up against Newaygo. Unfortunately the Eagles could not get the win and ended the game with a final score of 36 to 44. Each of the girls put up at least 3 points for Kent City that game. High scorer was Tayer Lucht with 10, Madison Bonter, Taryn Preston and Emmalyn Geers also added 6 points each.

For their second game Kent City rallied back and got a win against Big Rapids. The final score was 48 to 30 and each of the Eagles added at least two points. High scorer on the game was Taryn Preston with 21 points. Madison Bonter also added 10 points to the score board.

Kent City will compete in their last home game this season on Saturday.

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Eagles News · 7th Grade Girls Basketball travels to Big Rapids

On Saturday, Kent City traveled to Big Rapids to take on Newaygo and Big Rapids.

In the first game against Newaygo, both teams fought hard to establish control in the first quarter but Newaygo came out with a 14-12 lead. After that Kent City took control of the game and defended the rim so well that Newaygo was able to score only 10 more points the entire game. Defensive players for this game were Lexie Bowers with multiple steals and rebounds, along with Abby Pecynski and Jacee Hoffman exhibiting great help side defense. With each player executing their role on offense, your Eagles were able to end the game with a win scoring 42 points total.

The Eagles then faced Big Rapids. This was a tough game overall. Big Rapids jumped at the chance to end the first quarter up 14-5, but that didn’t discourage the Eagles who then held them to only 5 more points before the half. Despite Kent City’s hard work and perseverance, they fell short in the end. The final score was Kent City 21 and Big Rapids 46. Leading the offense for Kent City was Abby Pecynski with 8 points, and key defensive players for the game was the entire team putting forth their best efforts.

Kent City’s final games will be held at Kent City on Saturday November 11. Come cheer on the Lady Eagles!

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Multiple Teams · Kent City Youth Wrestling to Start Tuesday, December 5

The Kent City Youth Wrestling Program will begin practices on Tuesday, December 5, in the high school wrestling room.  Practice will begin at 6:00 and run to 7:30.  Registration will take place that evening as well.

Wrestlers will have practices on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout December, January, and February from 6:00 – 7:30 in the high school wrestling room.  Once again we have also set up a schedule of Friday night dual meets with one Sunday tournament.  Wrestlers will also be eligible once again to wrestle in MYWA tournaments on Sundays as well.

See the below for more specific details:

Kent City Wrestling

Youth Wrestling 2017 -18

Where:   Kent City High School Wrestling Room

Who:      Preschool – 8th grade

When:    Tuesday, December 5 – Thursday, March 25 (Tentatively)  

(Tuesday and Thursday nights with some exceptions such as Christmas Break)

Time:     6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (Depending on numbers – may divide into 2 practices)

Instructors:   High School Head Coach: Chad Kik / Assistant Coach: Chris Sandison

                      Junior High Coach: Cash Bolles / The High School Wrestling Team


  • The cost is $50.  This helps to cover the wrestlers MYWA card, end of the year awards, and officials for our Friday night duals in the high school wrestling room.


  • Contact Coach Kik at (616) 901-5444 or (616) 678-4214 ext. 2149 to register.
  • You may also register on the first night: Tuesday, December 5.

Special Notes

    • The Kent City Youth Wrestling Club will once again be participating in MYWA wrestling this winter.  
    • This is youth wrestling that focuses on collegiate wrestling similar to what is done at the junior high and high school levels.


  • We will be hosting dual meets with other schools on Friday nights from 7:00 – 8:30 starting in December.  The schedule will be available at sign-ups, and it is a great opportunity for kids to get matches.  Coaches try to match kids up on ability and experience.
  • There will be merchandise to purchase such as t shirts, shorts, singlets, sweatshirts, and sweatpants.  Order forms will be available at registration as well.
  • Wrestlers may just come to practice if they choose.  They do not need to compete on Friday nights or at the MYWA tournaments on Sundays.
  • Shorts and a t shirt are fine for practice.  Wrestlers will either need to bring clean shoes or wrestling shoes in order to keep our mats clean.  Headgear is also recommended for practice.  However, it is mandatory for tournaments.
  • Practice starts at 6:00, and because of high school practice, please do not enter the wrestling room until 5:50.
  • This year, we will be entering the wrestling room through the hallway in order to keep the room clean.  Wrestlers and parents may use the doors at the north end of the high school to enter.  We will have a designated spot in the hallway outside the wrestling room for bags, coats, shoes, etc.



Conference Champions:    2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2017

District Champions:           2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011,                                                       2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Regional Champions:        2013

All-State Wrestlers:           36 wrestlers from 1995 – 2017     (72 State Qualifiers from                                                1995 – 2016)

100 Match Winners:           32 wrestlers from 1995 – 2017


Lucha Libre de Kent City

Lucha Libre para los Niños 2017-18

Donde:    Escuela Secundaria de Kent City: El Cuarto de Lucha Libre

Quien:    Jardín de infantes (5 años) – Ocho Grado

Cuando:       el martes, 5 de diciembre – el jueves, 25 de marzo /    

                         los martes y los jueves con algunas excepciones

Tiempo:            A las 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Instructores:    Entrenadores de Las Escuelas Secundarias:

   Chad Kik / Chris Sandison / Cash Bolles /

              con el equipo de lucha libre de escuela secundaria


$50 – para ayudar con la cuesta de la tarjeta de MYWA, los entrenadores y funcionarios, y los torneos y competiciones.



  • Usted puede llamar a Chad Kik:    (616) 901-5444 o (616) 678-4214 ext. 2149
  • Usted también puede registrarse o durante la primera noche: el martes, 5 de diciembre.


Notas Especiales


  • El club para los niños participará en MYWA este invierno.  
  • Este es lucha libre que se concentra en la lucha libre colegiada de la escuela secundaria.
  • Vamos a tener competiciones con otras escuelas los viernes (7:00 – 8:30) de diciembre y los viernes en enero.
  • Vamos a tener la ropa para comprar como camisetas, cortos, uniformes, sudaderas y más.  Usted recibe información durante el registro.
  • Luchadores van a necesitar cortos, camisetas, y zapatos limpios o zapatos de lucha libre para practicar.  
  • La práctica empieza a 6:00 pero no entra el cuarto de lucha libre hasta 5:50.
  • Usa la puertas al norte de la escuela secundaria para entrar.




Campeónes de Conferencia:  2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2013, 2014, 2017

Campeónes de Distrito:  2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012,                                            2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Campeónes Regionales:            2013

Luchadores Todo-estatales:      36 luchadores   (72 Calificadores Estatales) de 1995                                                                                    – 2017)

Ganadores con Cien Partidos:   32 luchadores a partir de 1995 – 2017


2017-18 Kent City Youth Wrestling Schedule


Dec 5 T 6pm – 7:30pm Practice

Dec 7 Th 6pm – 7:30pm Practice

Dec 12 T 6pm – 7:30p Practice

Dec 14 Th 6pm – 7:30m Practice

Dec 15 F 7pm Dual with Tri County

Dec 19 T 6pm – 7:30pm Practice

Jan 9 T 6pm -7:30pm Practice

Jan 11 Th 6pm – 7:30pm Practice

Jan 12 F 7pm Dual with Cedar Springs

Jan 16 T 6pm – 7:30pm Practice

Jan 14 Sun Dual Tournament at Sparta

Jan 18 Th 6pm – 7:30pm Practice

Jan 19 F 7pm Dual with Rockford

Jan 23 T 6pm – 7:30pm Practice

Jan 25 Th 6pm – 7:30pm Practice

Jan 26 F 7pm Dual wtih Kenowa Hills

Jan 30 T 6pm – 7:30pm Practice

Feb 1 Th 6pm – 7:30pm Practice

Feb 6 T 6pm – 7:30pm Practice

Feb 8 Th 7pm Dual with Sparta

Feb 13 T 6pm – 7:30pm Practice

Feb 15 Th 7pm Dual with Greenville

Feb 20 T 6pm – 7:30pm Practice


  • After February 20th, we will discuss options for those wrestlers that will be choosing to continue doing MYWA tournaments.  The State Finals for MYWA will be held on the weekend of March 23 – 25.  


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Multiple Teams · Kent City 8th Grade Girls Basketball evens the score against Tri-County

Last night the 8th grade girls basketball team got a chance to avenge their loss against Tri-County. Yet again the game was a close one, and both teams had to work hard for each of their points. The Eagles then took control of the game late in the 3rd quarter, and ended the game with a 39 to 32 victory. Each of the girls contributed to the score board by scoring at least two points. High scorers on the night were Taryn Preston and Emmalyn Geers who both scored 10 points for the Eagles. Kierra Flegel added 8 points with some impressive free throw shooting. Rebounding was another key point to the game against the Vikings, since they had a clear height advantage. Taryn Preston grabbed 7 rebounds while Kaila Krueger added 6 for the team.

Kent City will play again this Saturday at Big Rapids.

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Eagles News · 7th Grade Girls Basketball beats Tri-County 42-18

On Wednesday, the Lady Eagles faced Tri-County again, but this time they played them on their home court. Both teams played some good defense at the start to end the first quarter with Kent City up 9-6. Once again, these ladies did not fail to work as a team to take down the Vikings. Lexie Bowers led her team in scoring where she knocked down nine impressive three-pointers.

Leading the defense was Lexie Bowers, Savannah Miller, and Jacee Hoffman who played great help-side defense throughout the night. The team effort that was shown all night long is what led the Eagles to their 42 to 18 win over Tri-County.

These girls play again on Saturday, November 4th, in Big Rapids with their first game at 10:15 a.m.

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Multiple Teams · 8th Grade Girls Basketball takes on Lakeview and Tri-County

The 8th grade girls basketball team traveled to Chippewa hills this past Saturday to compete in two more games. Their first game was against Lakeview, which ended in a victory for the Eagles. The final score was 47 to 16. The high scorers of the game were Taryn Preston with 12 points and Emmalyn Geers with 11 points. Tayler Lucht and Kierra Flegal also added in an impressive 9 points for the Eagles.
Kent City then went up against Tri-County for their final game of the day. The game was competitive and the eagles fought hard until the very end, but the Eagles ended up falling to the Vikings. The final score was 32 to 35. High scorer on the game was Kaila Krueger with 8 points. Madison Bonter and Tayler Lutch also put up 6 points each against the Vikings.  Defensive player of the game was Kaila Krueger with 10 rebounds.
The Eagles will compete against the Vikings again this Wednesday at home.