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5 months ago @ 11:28AM

Clinton Athletics Newsletter (Week of October 28)

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


Cross Country:

It was a banner day for Clinton Cross Country as for the first time in school history, both the Boys and Girls teams have advanced to the State Meet at Michigan International Speedway in the same season! While this will be the first trip in school history for the Girls, the Boys team won the Regional Meet at Willow Metropark this past Saturday and are Regional Champions for the first time since 1983! Amazing! Gabe Nelson led the way with a 3rd place finish as Clinton edged out Dundee 83-88 to take the title. Here's a complete breakdown of the Boys Regional Race. 


For the Girls, the margin of error was even slimmer. Having to finish in the top 3 to qualify, the Clinton girls advanced by two points over Dundee, 102-104 to secure third place and a trip to MIS. Alissa King finished the race in 4th place to lead the team. Here's a complete breakdown of the Girls Regional Race. For those of you interested in following our teams at MIS on Saturday, the Girls race will go off at 10:10am while the boys will start at 11:30am. Plan to arrive earlier than that, however, as parking and walking to the course takes some time. CONGRATULATIONS to both teams on a tremendous accomplishment! It doesn't end here!



Steven Posa hoists the Regional Championship trophy high in the air for all to see!


The Middle School season wrapped up on Monday and for the girls, it finished in appropriate fashion: 1st place. The Girls won the Sand Creek Invite and the Boys had a tremendous day as well, finishing in 2nd. Here's a breakdown of the meet. Great season for all!



Saturday afternoon's game against Parchment had the feel of playoffs in the air as the Clinton Varsity Football team capped off a 55-18 win over the Panthers, finishing the regular season 9-0 for the first time since 2015! It was a tremendous day for the offensive and defensive lines. Offensively, Clinton rushed for 353 yards while limiting Parchment to just 17 yards on the ground. The strong defensive effort started early when Dylan Settles picked up a fumble and scored within the game's first few minutes. Bradyn Lehman also made his varsity debut with 71 yards on the ground and two scores.




Now, the MHSAA brackets have been revealed and Clinton will host Riverview Gabriel Richard in the 1st Round of the Playoffs this Friday night at 7pm at Wegner Field. The quest for immortality begins on Friday!


Taking on Class A Parma Western, the JV team fell 20-16 in a hard fought battle last Thursday. The 8th grade team finished their season undefeated with a 22-6 victory over Lincoln on the brand new gray turf at Lincoln last Wednesday. The 7th grade team took at 20-16 lead late in the 4th but gave up a winning score to Pittsford with six seconds remaining to fall 22-20. A great season for the 7th graders nonetheless as they finish the year 5-1.



Clinton 8th Grade Football lining up against Lincoln (photo courtesy of Jason Younts)



With all of the playoff talk in the air, the Clinton Volleyball team's tournament won't begin until Wednesday, November 6 at Adrian Madison against arch-rival Manchester. Before that, however, the team gets a chance at revenge against Adrian Madison this Tuesday at Madison in the final TCC contest of the season.


Last week, the team rebounded nicely in the Schoolcraft Invite after dropping a few matches against Summerfield on Senior Night. After taking games from Ypsi Lincoln and Kalamazoo Christian, the team swept Clarenceville to finish pool play at 4-2. They ran into the mighty Farmington squad in the knockout stage, however, ending their day in the quarterfinals. Libbi Fair led the charges on the day with 23 points followed by Ashlyn Schmidt's 16. Megyn Arntz led the way with 16 kills on the day. 


The JV team defeated Summerfield in two matches last Tuesday and will also finish their season on Tuesday at Madison. The Middle School teams were busy this past week as the 8th grade team lost to LCS on Monday, defeated Summerfield on Wednesday,and took 2nd place at the Sand Creek Tournament on Saturday. Robin Mull led the team with 35 points on Saturday. The 7th Grade team beat LCS on Monday and Summerfield on Wednesday, before finishing in 3rd place at Sand Creek on Saturday. It was a strong overall week for Kaylee Kranz as she led the Redskins in scoring in two of the three events.


Reminder: Middle School Boys Basketball season starts tomorrow, Tuesday, October 29! Make sure those physicals are in!


That's all for this week! Go Redskins!

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