Announcements and Important Events
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No matter what happens from here on out, the Clinton Football team can call themselves TCC Champions in 2019 after dismantling the reigning champ Whiteford on Friday, 44-20. Though they only technically clinched a share of the title with this win, they can win it outright by defeating Adrian Madison this Friday night at Adrian College. The victory over Whiteford was fueled by senior quarterback Dylan Settles who had 160 rushing yards to go with two passing touchdowns. The offensive line play was stellar all night long, paving the way for the Clinton rushing attack. Defensively, Brayden Randolph led the way with 13 solo tackles including a huge stop in the second half that turned momentum in favor of the Redskins. Clinton is now 7-0 and ranked in the top 5 in Division 7 across multiple media platforms including the Detroit Free Press.
The JV team also had one more opportunity to face Whiteford before leaving for the LCAA next season and they took full advantage, knocking off the Bobcats 52-20. They are also 7-0 on the season as they will play their final home game this Thursday at Wegner Field against Adrian Madison.
Wednesday was victory day for our two middle school teams over Whiteford as well! Both the 7th and 8th grade teams defeated the Cats, 44-0 in 7th grade and 22-14 for 8th grade. Read the game descriptions here. Next up is Adrian Madison at home on Wednesday.
It was a bit of an up and down week for the Clinton Volleyball team this past week that started off exceptionally well with two victories over Britton-Deerfield. Lena Korte found her smashing stroke and caught fire during the second game. Also, at one point Lily Thompson delivered on 5-6 clutch service points while Clinton was facing the brink of defeat. The team then traveled to Whiteford on Thursday and despite winning the first two games, fell short three sets to two. Finally, at the Concord Invite this past Saturday, the girls defeated Burr Oak and Jonesville on their way to a semi-final appearance against one of the best teams in Michigan: Onsted. Onsted came away with the victory but Clinton will have another chance at them this Saturday at the County Invite. Before that, however, the team plays Morenci on Tuesday and Sand Creek on Thursday in the Cancer Awareness Game. Come on out and support a great cause!
The JV team took care of business on Tuesday, defeating Whiteford in straight sets. Taylor Randolph was the star of the night with 6 kills, 10 digs, 16 points, and 6 aces. Then, on Saturday, the team traveled to Jonesville for an Invite and with a few starters, including Randolph, pulled up to Varsity, the team finished 1-2 with a victory over Reading and defeats to Camden-Frontier and Reading in the knockout stage.
On the middle school front, the 7th grade team defeated Madison on Wednesday behind 11 service points and 6 aces from Lauren Sheneman. The 8th grade team lost a heartbreaker to the Trojans losing two sets by a combined five points. They were led by Nalani Schanz who had 15 points and 9 aces. Both teams will be back in action in their own cancer fundraiser game on Monday against Britton-Deerfield!
Don't be sad that it's over, be happy that it happened. Perhaps that's the soccer team's mantra after bowing out of the MHSAA Playoffs on Thursday to Ann Arbor Greenhills, 1-0. The team was strong all day, especially defensively, but surrendered the deciding goal with just two minutes left in the overtime stage. The team started the season 0-5, won 9 straight games and 10 of 11 at one point, finished 3rd in the ISL East with a 10-8-1 overall record, and captured the hearts and imagination of the entire school. Great job, great season for Coach Erickson and the Clinton Soccer team!
Clinton huddles as a group for the last time after the season-ending loss
The Varsity Boys and Girls Cross Country teams started the week off hot as both teams won the Madison Invite on Monday! Gabe Nelson won first place for the entire boys race and Clinton placed five runners in the top 10. The Clinton girls team placed five runners in the top 15 including a 15th place finish from Makenzie German, one of her best performances of the season. The team then competed in the County Invite on Saturday at Gerber Park. The Clinton Boys finished 3rd behind Adrian and Tecumseh while the Girls finished in 5th. Both teams will race for the TCC Championship at Hudson's course on Tuesday!
The historic run for the Middle School girls team continued as they took first place at the Sand Creek Invite on Thursday and then won the County meet on Saturday as well! Samantha Coots is the fastest girls middle school runner in Lenawee County as she took first place overall in the county race. The boys teams finished 6th at Sand Creek and 5th in the county. Max Hampel recorded a third place finish in the county race. The teams will compete at Hanover Horton today, in the TCC Championships on Tuesday, and at the Mega Meet at Huron Meadows on Saturday.
Clinton Middle School Girls Cross Country Team, County Champions!
Reminder: This week's Varsity Football game will be played at Adrian College at 7pm on Friday night, October 18. Gates open at 6pm.
That's all for this week! Go Redskins!