Tickets for the 7 pm Midland High vs Dow High football game Friday will be available for sale in the Midland High School Athletic office on Thursday October 18th and Friday October 19th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Midland quarterback Alec Johnson near perfect as Chemics topple Bay City Western in Saginaw Valley League showdown
After losing only five league games in the past five seasons - and having no championships to show for it the No. 2-ranked Chemics finally had their feast with a stunning 42-15 romp over No. 6 Western to clinch at least a share of the Saginaw Valley League North Division crown.
The Chargers swept regionals Thursday without dropping a set. This makes four regional wins in a row for the Chargers. Next up is the State tournament next Friday, where the Chargers hope to repeat the regional performance by winning its fourth straight title.
"I keep thinking there are no new records that this senior class can break!", exclaimed coach Terry Schwartzkopf. "... but they keep finding things. For the first time, they have swept regionals. This class is amazing."
Complete Results 1S John Templeman (12) Def Zach Peters of St. Johns 6-2, 6-3 Def Eric DeWitt of East Lansing 6-1, 6-2 Def Elan Dantus of Okemos 6-0, 6-1
2S Austin Woody (12) Def Paul Sochor of St. Johns 6-0, 6-0 Def Jack Leach of Bay City Western 6-0, 6-1 Def Jordan Jacobsen of Okemos 6-4, 6-1
3S Julian Guerra (11) Def Danny Lawrence of Mt. Pleasant 6-1, 6-1 Def Grant Williams of East Lansing 6-0, 6-1 Def Mazon Oweiss of Okemos 6-3, 6-1
4S Michael Szabo (9) Def Conner Sergent of Owosso 6-0, 6-0 Def Alex Murray of St. Johns 6-0, 6-0 Def Nikhil Pasula of Okemos 6-0, 6-2
1D Jason Chang (11)/ Vikram Shanker (11) Def Will Laughner/Greg Knight of Bay City Western 6-0, 6-0 Def Danny Kozlowksi/Eddy Trudeau of Mt. Pleasant 6-0, 6-0 Def Chad McFee/Sam Cawood of East Lansing 6-1, 6-4
2D Colin Angell (9)/ David Goslin (12) Def Hayden Carey/Ian Clark of Mt. Pleasant 6-3, 6-1 Def Brenden Labar/Ericson Hufnagel of St. Johns 6-1, 6-0 Def Steven Wu/Ritwik Biswas of Okemos 6-1, 6-1
3D Mark Gorte (12)/Patrick Eschbach (11) Def Holland/Stamper from Jackson 6-0, 6-0 Def Brock Labar/Mitchell Gasda of St. Johns 6-0, 6-0 Def Sahil Suini/Noah White of East Lansing 6-0, 6-2
4D David Read(12)/Andrew Camp(12) Def William Richardson/Joel Werner of St. Johns 6-1, 6-0 Def Anthony Bruma/Yong Los of Mt. Pleasant 6-0, 6-0 Def Kevin Hutsell/Ross Lazar of Okemos 6-2, 6-4
Final Meet Score of Double Dual Meet Dow High's Dual Meet Record is 11-0
Midland Dow 144 Mt Pleasant 26
Midland Dow 120 Alma High 55 D2 is a Division 2 State Qualifying Time 2012 Girls Alma, Dow, Mt Pleasant - 10/11/2012 Girls 200 Yard Medley Relay 1, Midland Dow 'A' (Maraskine, Emily L 17, Shirk, Julie M 17, Dean, Ellie,Dean, Kara J 16), 1:58.90 D2.
2, Alma 'A' (Lowe, Laura E 16, Duffy, Katie L 17, Vandemark, Lillian H 17, Kovac, Kaleigh N 16), 1:59.52 D2.
Saginaw Heritage gave the host Chemics perhaps their toughest test in Valley play so far on Tuesday before Midland finally put the Hawks away 25-21, 25-9, 23-25, 25-15. Midland improved to 6-0 in the SVL, with only an Oct. 23 match at Dow High standing between the Chemics and a third straight perfect league slate.
Steve Elmer of Midland High has been selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. The January 5, 2013 game will feature the nation's top 90 high school football players.
Steve is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Midland High School," said John Myers, Director of Marketing, Army Marketing and Research Group. "Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and Steve possesses mental, emotional and physical strengths similar to the Army Strong Soldier, that have afforded him that honor. We are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection.
As a result of Elmer being selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, his head coach Eric Methner is invited to travel to San Antonio and attend the U.S. Army Coaches Academy, an elite three-day learning experience featuring NFL coaches, as well as participate in bowl-week activities.
Midland went 3-0 to win the first ever Saginaw Valley League Tournament this weekend.
The Chemics beat Flushing 1-0, Bay City Western 2-0, and then defeated rival Dow High 2-1 in the tourney finals. The Chemics won the Valley for the second consecutive year and will face Grand Blanc next on Saturday.
Dow High's equestrian team followed up its recent district championship with a Division A regional title last weekend, winning the regional meet with 547 points. The Chargers advance to the MIHA state meet Oct. 11-14 at the Midland County Fairgrounds.
The Midland High volleyball team only lost one game all afternoon en route to winning the Grand Ledge Invitational on Saturday. Overall, the Chemics went 5-0 with their only set loss coming in the finals against Ladywood. The Chemics (36-8) defeated Ladywood in the finals by scores of 20-25, 25-21, 15-6.
Dow came in third behind Detroit Country Day and Ann Arbor Huron Saturday at the Power Quad, ending its season with a 17-2 record. Remaining undefeated on the season, however, is Austin Woody, Jason Chang, and Vikram Shanker. Dow High next plays at the Regional in East Lansing on Thursday. "This quad is about growth and refocusing our team for the purpose of the season...a state championship," said Coach Terry Schwartzkopf. "We are not infallible. We can be beaten. It is a nice reminder for them after such a successful season."
Midland's Maxwell completes a pass Saturday against Indiana
Andrew Maxwell led MSU back from a surprising 17-0 deficit Saturday to defeat the Indiana Hoosiers on the road 31-27 for their first Big Ten victory of the season.
Maxwell finished 24 of 40 for a career-high 290 yards and two touchdowns. It was Maxwell's fifth consecutive game without a turnover. Michigan State also trailed 27-14 at the half. The Spartans avoided their second straight Big Ten defeat and their first loss to the Hoosiers since 2006.
Midland High sits at 7-0 after rolling over Saginaw 24-0 to put a damper on the Trojans' Homecoming festivities Friday night.
The Chemics showed why they're the second ranked team in the state as they put on a defensive clinic against the Trojans. While the final score provided the results, the box score supplied the details. Midland held Saginaw to only 97 yards of total offense, with only 10 of those yards coming through the air. The Chemics focused their defense on Saginaw High dual threat quarterback and homecoming king, Darius Price, as he went 2-6 while carrying the ball 13 times for -14 yards.
Tori Blake opened the match with 11 consecutive service points as Midland High got the kind of start it was looking for in a 25-16, 25-23, 25-23 nonleague volleyball win over visiting Flint Carman-Ainsworth on Thursday. Midland (31-8) is at the Grand Ledge tournament on Saturday.
The first ever Saginaw Valley League boys soccer tournament will take place on Saturday, October 6th at Bay City Western High School. The Chemics (#2 SVL South) will open play against SVL South #3 seed Flushing at 10:15 am.