Announcements and Important Events
Here is your weekly update on our Clinton Community Schools'
Another day, another trophy for the Clinton Boys and Girls Cross Country teams! This time racing at home at Rustic Glen, both teams took home first place in the seven-team invite. For the boys, it was Gabe Nelson who took first place as an individual runner with Caden Zbikowski finishing in 4th. For the girls, Alissa King led the way with a third place finish. This performance came after the TCC competition at Summerfield last Tuesday that saw six Clinton male runners finish in the top 10 (Nelson, Zbikowski, Chavez, Briggs, DeVitto, Urbanczyk) and three Clinton female runners finish in the top 6 (King, Fletcher, McNatt). Both teams won that event as well! The teams will run next at Hudson on Saturday.
Special News: The Cross Country team, along with the Britton-Deerfield team, and some Clinton Alumni are going to run the football game ball from Britton-Deerfield to Wegner Field prior to the start of the Homecoming Football game on Friday! The ball will travel around 13 miles to find its destination at the field prior to kickoff. Very cool!
The Middle School team continues their run of dominance as well. At the Parkside Invite on Thursday, the 8th Grade Girls team led by Samantha Coots (3rd), Allison Bowles (8th), Maliah Piatt (9th), and Summer Chandler (10th) took 1st place! The Boys 8th Grade team were led by Max Hampel's 5th place finish. Read more details about the event here. The team also participated in an open run in Clinton on Saturday where Max Hampel tied the school record on the 1.6 mile course with a 5:54 pace! The Middle School teams will also run next on Saturday at Hudson.
Max Hampel tied the MS XC record on Saturday at the Clinton Invite
It's been 25 days and counting since the Clinton Soccer team last lost a game (September 5) and if they have it their way, that won't be changing any time soon. By defeating Onsted 6-0 (recap here), Manchester 4-1 (recap here), and Blissfield 8-3 last week, they have now won 8 straight games and nine of their last ten! They are getting contributions from up and down the roster, offensively and defensively. The Manchester win was particularly special because it has been several years since the last Redskins victory over the Dutch in men's soccer. The team's record, after starting 0-5, is now 9-6 with three regular season games remaining (Grass Lake today, Columbia Central on Thursday, and an ISL Crossover match next Monday before District play). Keep it up, boys!
Ryan Erickson scores on a header against Manchester
Though Mother Nature pushed Friday Night Lights to Saturday afternoon, Clinton Football was victorious all the same, taking down Summerfield 47-12. The Bulldogs presented a different challenge than most teams in that their offense relies heavily on the passing game but Clinton's defense was stout all night long. Noah DeShano had a huge day at running back, scoring four touchdowns, and rushing for 155 yards. Clinton got the passing game going on offense as well as Dylan Settles threw for nearly 100 yards in the contest. Defensively, Brayden Randolph had 10 tackles and four other Redskins added sacks (DeShano, Sebastian Roesler, Will Felts, and Logan Badge). Clinton is now 5-0 and 3-0 in the TCC. They will take on Britton-Deerfield in the Homecoming game this Friday night in search of their playoff clinching 6th win!
The JV team took care of business against Summerfield on Thursday night, 34-0, bringing back the punishing defense that we have been so accustomed to seeing. Four running backs had over 80 yards on the ground (Lehman, Baker, Schnaidt, and Shadley) while Fred Wade led the way on defense with eight tackles. The JV team will battle the Allen Park (Class A) freshmen team at home on Thursday.
The Middle School teams have kicked off their seasons in dominating fashion. After both teams earned victories over Sand Creek two weeks ago, the 7th and 8th grade teams combined to play Whiteford last Wednesday, beating the Bobcats 14-0 behind touchdowns from Nik Shadley and Joey Preston. The teams are on the road again this week with 7th grade playing BD and 8th grade playing Michigan Collegiate at Taylor High School on Wednesday.
With just one game this week for the Varsity Volleyball team, the Redskins made quick work of the Arbor Prep Gators on Thursday, sweeping them in three straight sets. Tess Woerner was the star of this one with 17 points, 9 kills, and 5 digs. The team finished with a 94% serving percentage that helped aid in the victory. After a weekend off where they enjoyed the festivities of their Alumni Game, the team will take on Adrian Madison at home on Thursday. Come on out and support!
The JV team was also victorious in their matchup with Arbor Prep, winning both sets easily, 25-5 and 25-10. They'll also face off with Madison on Thursday at home.
The Middle School teams had a busy week as the 8th grade team defeated Whiteford on Monday and then took out Sand Creek on Wednesday in dramatic fashion! On Wednesday, it took until the very last point to get by the Aggies, 25-17, 22-25, and 25-24. Stella Starnes led the way with 10 points and 6 aces. The 7th Grade team also defeated Whiteford on Monday behind 10 service points by Lauren Sheneman. They continued their winning ways on Wednesday, beating Sand Creek in straight sets behind 8 points from Eden Frederick. Both teams will travel to Morenci today to take on the Bulldogs.
There is more to middle school and high school sports than winning - we all know that - but I cannot help but notice the week that our Clinton teams had: We didn't lose a single event or game. Middle School volleyball, cross, and football all the way through High School soccer, cross, volleyball, and football - we won everything. Credit to our student-athletes and coaches. Keep up the great work and keep doing it with great sportsmanship and class!
That's all for this week. Go Redskins!