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Clinton Soccer is officially on fire! After winning three games in four nights two weeks ago, the team followed that up with two more victories last week, both in shut out fashion. First, they defeated a tough Columbia Central team 1-0 behind Garrett Ramos' six saves. Then, they avenged an earlier season defeat by Ida to beat them 5-0 on Friday afternoon. Theo Manias scored twice, while Robenson Schaffner, Gavin Scott, and Garret Handy all scored as well. The team has now won five straight games and six of their last seven. They face Onsted at home today, go to Manchester on Wednesday, and play Blissfield on Saturday morning. Stay hot!
Garrett Ramos stops a Columbia Central shot on goal
Across the county, Clinton Cross Country is bringing home the hardware. At Blissfield on Tuesday, the boys team won the meet while the girls finished 2nd out of 11 teams. Gabe Nelson paced the Redskins as they also saw several finishers in the Top 20. It was Alissa King with a top 5 finish in the girls race to lead the team. In Pittsford on Saturday, the team took 1st place in the Freshmen Boys race, 1st in Sophomore Boys race, 1st in Junior Boys race, 2nd in Senior Girls race, 2nd in overall boys race, and 4th overall in the girls race. In addition to these accomplishments, the team now sees two girls runners and five boys runners ranked in the top 10 in the individual regional rankings: Alissa King (3rd), Makayla Fletcher (5th), Gabe Nelson (3rd), Matthew Urbanczyk (4th), Nate Chavez (5th), Eric Briggs (9th), and Caden Zbikowski (10th).
The Middle School team was equally successful this past week. The girls team won first place at the Onsted Invitational on Wednesday and followed that up with another first place showing at Pittsford in a 23-team event. The boys finished 2nd in Pittsford and 5th at Onsted.
The High School and Middle School CC teams pose together after winning big in Pittsford
Intense. Dramatic. Wild. Those are all words that could be used to describe Clinton's 34-28 victory over Sand Creek on Friday night. Wow! In a back and forth game, Clinton led at one point 21-12 but then surrendered the lead, 28-21 with just over seven minutes left in the contest. Jack Voll answered on a 55-yard run to tie the game, 28-28, and that's when it got really good. After a defensive stop, the Clinton offense faced 4th-and-7 on the 27-yard line going in with just under 30 seconds remaining in the game. The next play will go down in Clinton history for years to come. Dylan Settles dropped back to pass and found Brenden Keith on a backside route to score the game-winning touchdown! Pandemonium ensued at Wegner Field. The Redskins took a 34-28 lead and Settles sealed it with an interception on defense on Sand Creek's desperate final drive. Clinton is now 4-0 and faces Summerfield on the road next Friday. What a win!
The JV team was tested for the first time this season and came away victorious, 36-30 over Sand Creek. In a game that saw a few lead changes, the Redskins were able to get a defensive stop when they needed it and two onside kick recoveries to seal the deal. The JV Football team is also 4-0 and will face off with Summerfield on Thursday at home.
The Varsity Volleyball team responded well in the Onsted Invite on Saturday going 2-2-1 on the day and winning the Silver Bracket Finals over Reading - a Reading team that they tied earlier in the day. This performance came after a midweek defeat at the hands of Sand Creek on Thursday. Megyn Arntz led the way in kills with 27 while Ashlyn Schmidt had a solid day on the back line. The team will play against Ypsi Arbor Prep on Thursday before their Alumni Game on Saturday morning!
The JV Volleyball team defeated Sand Creek handily on Thursday before participating in the Whitmore Lake Tournament on Saturday. The team finished around 8th place before falling in the semi-finals of the Silver Division to Milan. The team plays next against Arbor Prep on the road on Thursday.
Redskins in the News:
If you haven't seen it yet, with Eastern Michigan down 29-28 with 18 seconds to go, Clinton alum Mathew Sexton blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown to win the game for the Eagles, 34-29. Here's the clip. Unreal!
That's all for this week. Go Redskins!