9:48 PM EDT, September 19, 2011
Tecumseh Adams, a 2008 Harbor Springs grad, finished the Spartan Cross Country Invitational as runner-up for Central Michigan University with a career best finish of 24 minutes, 26 seconds.
Adams, running his first race of the season, was three seconds behind 2010 Mid-American Conference champion junior Terefe Ejigu of Eastern Michigan University.
The Chippewas placed three runners in the top 25 and five in the top 50 on the men’s side of the event. The CMU women placed four runners in the top 50.
Adams, a two-time cross country All-State runner at Harbor Springs, continued the momentum he gained in the spring as a member of the Chips track team, where he placed sixth at the Stanford Invitational, won the 1500m at Eastern’s Twilight Meet, and won the 5k at the Gina Relays.
Central Michigan will compete again at the Notre Dame Invitational Friday, Sept. 30.
— Carly Searles, a 2011 Petoskey graduate and freshman on the Trine University volleyball team, helped the Thunder win the Rochester Institute tournament this past weekend in Rochester, N.Y. Trine went undefeated at 4-0 to secure the championship as Searles finished with 19 kills, 26 digs and four blocks in four games from her right side hitter position. On the season, Searles has 48 kills, 91 digs, 59 assists, 10 aces and 18 blocks. Trine is 7-6 on the season.
Searles will also be playing softball at Trine in the spring.
— Ken Provost, a 6-foot-1, 280 pound sophomore defensive lineman at Franklin and Marshall (Pa.) College, had six solo tackles and one assist in a Centennial Conference football loss to Ursinus (Pa.) College, 21-9.
The Diplomats had three turnovers that would help the Bears to their first win of the season.
Provost, a Petoskey grad, has 12 tackles, eight solo, and is credited with 1.5 sacks during the Diplomats three games this year.
Franklin and Marshall is 0-3 overall, 0-2 in conference. The Diplomats will host Juniata (Pa.) College, as a part of their Homecoming weekend, Saturday, Sept. 24.
— Rachael Brushaber, a Harbor Springs grad, was the fourth finisher for the Heidelberg (Ohio) University women’s cross country team during the Knight Cross Country Invitational at Calvin College.
Heidelberg was led by junior Bobbi Custer with a 23rd place finish overall in a time of 19 minutes 27.10 seconds, a personal best.
Brushaber, has competed in all three of the Berg’s scheduled events, and finished the Knight in 21:14.00.
Heidelberg will race again at the All-Ohio Cahmpionships on Saturday, Sept. 30.
— Haley Kloss, a 2011 Harbor Springs grad, recorded 26-minutes of playing time for Saginaw Valley State University during a 0-0 women’s soccer match tie at Findlay (Ohio) University.
Kloss, a forward, has played in three straight games for the Cardinals with her minutes increasing each game, she has not logged a goal or assist yet this season. Petoskey’s Holly Laser is also on the roster.
Saginaw Valey State is 2-3-1 overall, 1-3-1 in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
— Rachael Gutkowski, a Petoskey grad, had one assist and two shots in a women’s soccer shutout win for Wilmington (Ohio) College over Definace (Ohio) College, 4-0.
Gutkowski, a sophomore midfielfer, has played in seven games, recording a goal and three assists for the Quakers.
Wilmington, 2-3-2 overall, will travel to Kenyon (Ohio) College Wednesday, September 21.
— Grant Reed, a 2008 Petoksey grad, started in goal for Colgate University during a non-league men’s soccer game win over Long Island University, 2-1.
Reed, has started all of the Raiders seven games and has a 4-1-1 record making 12 saves, with three shutouts to his credit.
— Chad Ellis, a Petoskey grad, started at defensive end for Texas Lutheran University in a American Southwest Conference opening win over East Texas Baptist Lutheran, 44-34.
The Bulldogs erased a 14-point deficit in the second half, and a 12-game road skid streak was ended.
Ellis, after missing the Bulldogs first game, has started both games since, and has recorded two tackles and has one fumble recovery that included a seven-yard run.
TLU, 2-1 overall, 1-0 in conference, will host Howard Payne (Tx.) University Saturday, Sept.24.
— Robby Jensen, a Boyne City grad, had two solo tackles as the starting free safety for Olivet College in a non-conferece loss to No. 14 ranked North Central (Ill.) College in the D3football.com poll, 86-14.
The Comets became the 20th consecutive victim of the Cardinals at home over the past three seasons.
Jensen, a senior, has eight tackles, six solo, in the Comets three games.
Olivet, 0-3 overall, will end its non conference schedule with a trip to Wheaton (Ill.) College Saturday, Sept. 24.
— Becca Madison, a senior mid field starter, recorded a shot on goal for the Ohio Wesleyan women’s soccer team in a non conference win over Earlham (Ind.) College, 2-1.
Madison, a Charlevoix grad, has started in the six regular season games for the Bishops, recording one goal and 15 shots.
After losing their first two games, the Bishops have now won four straight with the game-winner scored by junior defender Devon Bradley, her first collegiate goal.
Ohio Wesleyan will travel to Otterbein (Ohio) University Wednesday, September 21.
— Dan Kerr, a 2009 Petoskey graduate, placed a team-best third as the Calvin men’s cross country team earned a commanding victory at the 2011 Knight Invite. Calvin won the season-opening event with 37 points, followed by Allegheny, 81.