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5 months ago @ 10:40AM

Clinton Athletics Newsletter (Week of October 21)

Here is your weekly update on our Clinton Community Schools' athletic teams and events!


Cross Country:

It was TCC Championship Week at Clinton High School as several of our teams took home conference titles! First, the boys and girls cross country teams each won their respective championships at Hudson's course on Tuesday. For the boys team, Clinton finished first, 36 points better than second place Sand Creek, by placing three runners in the top four positions. Gabe Nelson, Caden Zbikowski, and Nate Chavez went 2, 3, 4 and were followed by Matt DeVitto and Eric Briggs in 9th and 10th respectively. It was the first Clinton Boys Cross Country Conference Championship since 2012.


The Girls team also dominated the meet, finishing 24 points better than 2nd place Sand Creek. Alissa King led the way with a 3rd place finish but the bulk of the Clinton fleet came in just after her in 6th, 7th, and 8th with Makayla Fletcher, Cassie McNatt, and Emma Hampel. Makenzie German's 17th place was more than enough to seal the championship for the Redskins. It was the first Clinton Girls Cross Country Conference Championship since 2011. Both teams will be back in action on Monday at Sand Creek before heading to Regionals on Saturday morning at Willow Metropark.


It was another exciting week for the Middle School teams as well as the Girls took 1st (their 8th straight Invitational win) and Boys took 5th at Hanover Horton. Allison Bowles led the way for the girls with a 4th place finish while Max Hampel broke his own Middle School record and recorded a 5:47 pace! At the TCC race the following day, Justin Celmer earned a personal best and 14th place finish. At the Mega Meet on Saturday, the teams saw very fierce competition and finished very well, Girls in 13th and Boys in 17th medaling six runners. 



        Coach Hillegonds has won TCC Championships with both teams!



Last week against Whiteford, the Clinton Football team clinched a share of the TCC title. After their 58-21 pounding of Adrian Madison last Friday, the title is all theirs. For the first time since 2015, the Clinton Redskins are TCC Champions! After Clinton took a quick lead behind a pair of DeShano TDs in the first quarter, Madison crawled back in it in the second quarter to make it 28-14. With just a few minutes remaining in the second, Clinton put it on ice behind a Dylan Settles to Ridge Ahrens TD pass and a Brayden Randolph interception for a touchdown as time expired in the half. All of a sudden, Clinton was up 41-14 and never looked back. DeShano had over 100 yards rushing, Settles over 100 yards passing, and Ahrens finished with 71 yards receiving on three catches. The team will look to finish the regular season 9-0 when they travel to Parchment High School for a 12pm game on Saturday. With the playoffs already clinched, tension will be high on Sunday night as well as we learn who and where we will be playing in the first round of the MHSAA Tournament.



            TCC Champions in the final year in the league!


The JV team has gone stride for stride with the varsity team in the win column so far in 2019 as they defeated Madison 36-6 on Thursday night to move to 8-0. Bradyn Lehman was the star of the show with 116 yards rushing and 2 TDs. The win gives them the "Unofficial" 2019 TCC Championship as they look to close out their season undefeated on Thursday night at Parma Western.



Going unbeaten means you can call yourself conference champs too!


Both Middle School football teams remained undefeated this week as well, beating Madison last Wednesday. They will conclude their seasons this week as 7th grade travels to Pittsford and 8th grade hosts Sand Creek.



The Cancer Awareness game last Thursday against Sand Creek was not only a huge success on the court - the team avenged an earlier season loss to defeat the Aggies 3-1 - but it also raised over $2,000 to the Hickman Cancer Center! Thank you to all who contributed to this amazing event. Clinton Volleyball caught a hot streak as well as their victory over Sand Creek came after two league victories over Morenci on Tuesday in a total team effort. Then, over the weekend, the team went 2-2 at the fierce County Invite defeating Tecumseh and Morenci, but falling to Onsted and Hudson. Megyn Arntz led the team with 25 kills on the day while Karlee Szczesniak was setting up Redskins all day long with 67 assists. The Redskins are now 18-15-2 on the season while their TCC record stands at 6-3. Summerfield comes to town on Tuesday in a crucial TCC doubleheader. 



Megyn Arntz skies above the Sand Creek player for the kill


The JV team defeated Morenci twice on Tuesday, fell to Sand Creek on Thursday, and then went 1-2-2 at the County Tournament defeating Addison, splitting with Sand Creek and Madison, and falling to Tecumseh and Hudson. They will take on Summerfield at the home doubleheader on Tuesday.  


The 8th grade team took two matches from Britton Deerfield this past week, winning at home on Monday and then again on the road on Wednesday.  Kendall Phillip led the charges on Monday with 11 points and 6 aces while Nalani Schanz and Stella Starnes each had 9 points on Wednesday. The 7th grade team also grabbed two victories over BD last week. Eden Frederick continues to lead the charges as she had 14 points on Monday and 13 on Wednesday. Both teams will tangle with LCS today on the road before traveling to Summerfield on Wednesday and to the Sand Creek Invite on Saturday. 


Reminder: The game time for Varsity Football this Saturday is now at 12pm at Parchment High School.


That's all for this week! Go Redskins!

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