Gladwin schooled by Tawas
The Gladwin boys’ varsity soccer team traveled to Tawas Monday where they lost 8-0 to the powerful Braves team. The G’s fell behind 4-0 at the half, and the Braves continued to pour it on in the second half. Karson Russell started the game in net and played fairly well,” according to Coach Jerome Smalley: “I knew that Tawas would be a strong test for us and they played great.” the coach commented. “I was happy with our effort, but if we want to compete with the better teams in our area we need to improve.”
Gladwin fares no better in McBain
Gladwin travelled to McBain following their difficult loss to Tawas, and found the same result in McBain, as they suffered a 6-0 loss to a strong McBain team. Coach Smalley knows he has some work to do with this young squad quickly. “We have to improve out defense,” Gladwin coach Jerome Smalley said. “We aren’t tight enough on defense; we allowed too many open shots. We also need to work on making quicker decisions with the ball.” Gladwin’s Dalton Danielka made five saves.” We are very young,” Smalley said, “but they have a lot of room to improve, that’s for sure.”
Roscommon fights valiantly to tie Tawas
ROSCOMMON – Tawas had recently come off an 8-0 scalping of Gladwin. Roscommon had freshly been drummed by their arch nemesis to the south, losing to Houghton Lake 5-1. Longtime RHS track and field general, Coach Tim McClure, legendary canoe warrior, is the newly appointed men’s soccer coach, taking over the reigns for Roy Guirk, who had to step down because of some health issues. Coach McClure obviously had his soccer ballers ready to rock the dance party.They seemed very determined and focused against a mighty Tawas ballclub, finishing with a tie, 2-2.
Rosco retains county supremacy
Last year, Coach Heather Compton was in the midst of a rebuilding season with the departure of Olivia Lopez, Olivia Meadows, Ashley Seames, and Laura Walker. With that batch of talent leaving and heading to play collegiate volleyball, the Bucks lost the reigns of the JPC title to a gritty and athletic Meridian squad. And although the rebuilding mode continues, with only two seniors waging war on the hardwood in Morgan Romancky and Amanda Reno, this Roscommon wrecking crew looks primed to make a surge to reclaim a crown. They showed flashes of just how far they could go in the league with their three straight set victory over their arch rivals, the Houghton Lake Bobcats winning 25-12, 25-18 and edged out a donnybrook in the final set 25-22.