St. Mary's Alex Mooney (2) celebrates with the trophy and his team after the Eaglets won the MHSAA Division 2 baseball championship June 19 at MSU..

St. Mary's Alex Mooney (2) celebrates with the trophy and his team after the Eaglets won the MHSAA Division 2 baseball championship June 19 at MSU..

Photo by Patricia O'Blenes


Spring season brings many local champs

By: C & G Sports Staff | Metro | Published June 20, 2021 | Updated June 21, 2021 3:57pm

 Troy Athens' Meagan Lindgren, left, looks to make a play with the ball during the Division 1 championship game.

Troy Athens' Meagan Lindgren, left, looks to make a play with the ball during the Division 1 championship game.

Photo by Patricia O'Blenes

 Liggett coach Dan Cimini hoists the trophy and celebrates with his squad after the Knights won the Division 3 championship.

Liggett coach Dan Cimini hoists the trophy and celebrates with his squad after the Knights won the Division 3 championship.

Photo by Patricia O'Blenes

 Shrine's Lily Hotts moves the ball past the Shrine bench during the Division 4 championship game.

Shrine's Lily Hotts moves the ball past the Shrine bench during the Division 4 championship game.

Photo by Patricia O'Blenes

METRO DETROIT — With baseball, softball and girls soccer teams concluding their seasons in East Lansing June 18-19, the high school spring sports season is officially complete.

Locally, there was a wealth of teams and individuals that claimed the top spot in their respective sports. Below is a recap of all team and individual champions from the spring sports season.

 

Baseball
Orchard Lake St. Mary’s claimed its second straight Division 2 baseball title, knocking off Stevensville Lakeshore 9-0 in the final. The Eaglets lost just one game the entire season.

Tommy Allman went 6.1 innings on the mound and struck out seven. Star shortstop Alex Mooney collected two RBI and scored two runs in the contest.

After falling in the 2019 title game, Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett returned to the Division 3 championship, this time walking away with the trophy. The Knights took down Traverse City St. Francis 12-0 in the shortened five inning contest.

Jack Jones pitched all five innings, allowing just three hits while striking out six. At the plate, Matthew Greene did the most damage, knocking in five runs.

 

Girls soccer
In Division 2 action, Bloomfield Hills Marian continued its dominance, winning yet another championship. This year, the Mustangs took down Spring Lake 3-0.

Marian was led by Elle Ervin, who found the back of the net twice in the contest, with Olivia DeConinck adding the other.

In Division 3, Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day found its way to the title game and came out on top, defeating Boyne City 3-0.

Madison Salzenstein scored two goals for DCD, while Calihan Bearden added the third.

 

Boys golf
The Birmingham Brother Rice boys golf team was able to run away with the Division 2 crown, defeating the second-place team by 28 strokes. The Warriors shot a two-day total of 580.

The Warriors’ winning team was Lorenzo Pinili (139), Colin O’Rourke (144), Matt Baer (145) and Patrick O’Leary (152).

Individually, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep’s Brockton English paced the field, shooting a two-day total of 134. He shot a pair of 67s.

 

Boys lacrosse
As it has so many times in the past, the Birmingham Brother Rice boys lacrosse team came out on top in the Division 1 state championship.

The Warriors knocked off Hartland 14-9. Luke Dudley led the way for Brother Rice, collecting four goals and dishing out two assists.

 

Girls tennis
Bloomfield Hills High took a share of the Division 1 crown alongside Ann Arbor Pioneer. The two teams each collected 30 points.

Hannah Tomina and Noa Goldstein took the top spot in No. 1 doubles, Reagen Tomina and Carly Bernard took the No. 2 doubles crown, and Eryn Stern and Natalie Raab took the top spot in No. 3 doubles.

Marian’s Lily Low navigated her way to the No. 4 singles flight championship. Low and Marian finished second in Division 2.

Division 3 was filled with local teams at the top, as Country Day edged out Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook-Kingswood by one point.

For DCD, Julia Fliegner took the No. 1 singles flight, Aryasai Radhakrishnan and Marin Norlander collected the No. 2 doubles crown, and Alyssa Rahmani and Emily Weinmann won the No. 3 doubles title.

For Cranbrook, Charlotte Brown won the No. 2 singles title.

In Division 4, Bloomfield Academy of the Sacred Heart continued its reign by winning the title. They collected 29 points as a team.

Marisa Nafso and Kayla Nafso won the No. 1 doubles flight, while Noor Simon and Angelina Kakos aided the state title run by winning the No. 3 doubles flight.

 

Boys track and field
In Division 1, Brother Rice’s Udodi Onwuzurike finished first in the 100- and 200-meter dashes, posting times of 10.55 and 21.23, respectively.

In high jump, Macomb Dakota’s Zachary Webb took the top spot, collecting a high jump of 6-06.00.

In Division 2, St. Mary’s Edward Watkins paced the field in the 400-meter dash, collecting a time of 49.10.

 

Girls track and field
In Division 1, Birmingham Seaholm’s Audrey DaDamio came away with a trio of titles, winning the 800-, 1600- and 3200-meter titles. She posted times of 2:11.95, 4:44.38 and 10:22.11, respectively, in those races.

In the shot put, Macomb L’Anse Creuse North’s Opal Jackson claimed the championship with a throw of 47-03.25.

In Division 2, Crabrook’s Kaya Freeman came away with the long jump crown, posting a jump of 17-04.00.