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Howell’s Mackenzie Wright wins Highlander Invite cross-country competition

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Howell senior Mackenzie Wright finished first in 19 minutes, 29.8 seconds on her home run at the Highlander Invite.

Howell finished second out of six teams with 51 points. Walled Lake Northern won with 20 having the next five finishers after Wright.

Mia Cholewa finished eighth (21:02.1), Sarah Halliday 13th (21:25.9), Lea MacGregor 15th (21:33.7) and Ella Koons 17th (21:43.5) to complete the scoring of Howell.

The Howell boys were second out of seven teams with 63 points, behind Walled Lake Northern’s top-34. Brighton’s junior varsity team was fifth with 132.

Howell’s five riders finished within 21.9 seconds of each other. Noah DeLand was eighth (18:08.4), Lucas Wood 10th (18:09.4), Connor Ford 12th (18:19.0), Liam Hoover 16th (18:25.2) and Drake Wallace 17th (18:30.3) for Howell.

Brighton’s Elijah Forbord was 13th (18:22.3).

First Burg of Laingsburg

Brett Marschall of Fowlerville placed 10th in 17:54.6. The Gladiators finished seventh out of nine teams with 190 points.

The Fowlerville girls were seventh out of 10 teams with 170.

Happy Acres Invitation

Raymond Rogers was 21st in 18:11.92 and Anthony Urbaniak was 23rd in 18:13.29, leading Charyl Stockwell to ninth place out of 14 teams with 236 points.

The Livingston Christian girls finished ninth at 204, led by a 19th-place finish by returning State Qualifier Taylor Wiegand in 22:08.51.


Motor City Power Series

Brighton took second-seeded Ann Arbor Skyline by the wire before losing 23-25, 25-21, 15-13 to finish 2-2 in the series opener.

The Bulldogs also suffered a narrow loss to perennial powerhouse Novi, 25-21, 22-25, 15-11.

Brighton (5-3-1) beat Romeo 25-23, 25-23 and Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 25-18, 26-28, 15-9.

Portland double double

Fowlerville lost 25-20, 27-25, 23-25, 25-19 to Portland and 25-20, 25-18, 25-22 to Ionia.

Ava Kuch had 13 kills and six blocks; Julia Johnson had 31 digs and three aces; Tommi Kleinschmidt had 25 digs and eight kills; and Morgan Thomas had 26 digs and 24 assists for the Gladiators (1-4).


Dearborn Edsel Ford 3, Pinckney 0

Tristan Frazzini made 15 saves for Pinckney.

Birmingham Brother Rice 6, Brighton 0

The Bulldogs fell to 0-1-2.


Meet Milford

Brighton finished third out of six teams in their season opener. The top two teams in the division will advance to Regionals from September 30 to October 30. 2 at the Shiawassee Fairgrounds.

Brighton’s top scorers were Amelia McWilliam, Margaux Defibaugh and Colby Chewning.


Quad South Lyon East

Brighton won the competition capturing seven of nine steals and taking second place in the other two.

The Bulldogs (10-4) scored 25 points, South Lyon East 19, Farmington 8 and Livonia Franklin 2.

The first for Brighton in singles were Pierce Pettengill (no 2), Logan Fossum (no 3) and Tyler Adams (no 4). The doubles unbeaten were Joshua Cortez and Joseph Klonowski (#1), Ben Anderson and Christian Fitch (#2), Nate Reynolds and Max Topoleski (#3), and David Biesiada and Ayush Shenoy (#4).

No. 1 singles Dorian Pettengill and No. 5 doubles Logan Gardner and Jon Solgat finished second for the Bulldogs.

Brighton 5, Clarkston 4

Simple: Dorian Pettengill (B) d. Ethan Banyas 6-3, 6-3; Pierce Pettengill (B) d. Brady Ebling 6-0, 6-0; Frank Fabrice (C) d. Josh Sata 6-4, 6-0; Tyler Adams (B) d. Christopher Manwaring 6-1, 6-0.

Double: Ryan Snudden-Aidan Brock (C) d. Joe Klonowski-Joshua Cortez 6-1, 6-2; Evan Banyas-Ryan Merritt (C) d. Ben Anderson-Christian Fitch 6-4, 6-3; Lane Robison-Owen Lamz (C) d. Nate Reynolds-Max Topoleski 6-0, 6-1; Ayush Shenoy-David Biesiada (B) d. Griffin Grava-Colin Whitecar 6-3, 6-4; Logan Gardner-Jon Solgat (B) d. Aksel Hopkins-Sam Yerian 6-2, 6-3.

Brighton 8, Holly 1

Simple: Dorian Pettengill (B) d. Adam Boher 2-0, 2-0; Pierce Pettengill (B) d. Jake Distel 6-0, 6-1; Wyatt Randall (H) d. Josh Sata 6-1, 6-3; Tyler Adams (B) d. Palmer Setera 6-0, 6-0.

Double: Joe Klonowski – Joshua Cortez (B) d. Walker Glass-Quintin Monty 6-2, 1-6, 10-6; Ben Anderson-Christian Fitch (B) d. Ben Kittle-Nate Costigan 6-4, 6-3; Nate Reynolds-Max Topoleski (B) d. Ethan Tillier-Drake Setera 6-2, 5-7, 10-5; Ayush Shenoy-David Biesiada (B) d. Ryan Tiell-Eric Ranck 6-4, 6-2; Logan Gardner-Jon Solgat (B) d. Taylor Setera-Joseph MacDougall 6-0, 6-0.

Brighton 5, Pinckney 1

Simple: Dorian Pettengill (B) d. Trevor Jones 6-1, 6-0; Pierce Pettengill (B) d. Ben Ratliff 6-1, 6-0; Chase Campbell (P) d. Josh Sata 6-2, 6-1; Tyler Adams (B) d. Zach Cortez 6-0, 6-1.

Double: Joshua Cortez-Joe Klonowski (B) d. Mason Allan-Luke Eppler 6-2, 6-1; Ben Anderson-Christian Fitch (B) d. Rocco Barkoff-Luke Kelly 6-0, 6-0.

Quad Fenton

Hartland’s Ian Johnson went 3-0 for fourth in singles, leading the Eagles to a second-place finish with 15 points. Lakeland won with 22, Goodrich was third with eight and Fenton had three.

Ben Krause finished second at No. 3 in singles for Hartland. Hartland’s doubles teams of Dominick Marinelli and Brady Johnson (#1), Jonathon Waske and Logan Demeniuk (#2), Curtis Wynn and Colton Krueger (#3) and Ray Johnson and Ryan Pompilius (#4 ) took second place.

Hartland 8, Flint Powers Catholic 0

Simple: Peyton Bell (H) d. Matthew Kurzeja 6-4, 6-1; Ethan Justice (H) d. Graham Lichty 6-2, 6-0; Ben Krause (H) d. Connor McDaniel 6-3, 6-0; Ian Johnson (H) d. JP Butler 6-2, 6-1.

Double: Brady Johnson-Dominick Marinelli (H) d. Hudsen Mazurek-Adam Sterling 6-3, 4-6, 12-10; Jonathon Waske-Logan Demeniuk (H) d. Kaleb Daniel-Shizam Srizanstava 6-1, 6-1; Curtis Wynn-Colton Krueger (H) d. Jude Goergen-Ryland Dixiner 6-0, 6-0; Roy Johnson-Ryan Pompilius (H) d. Ryan Devos-Cooper Devos 6-0, 6-0.

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