Ranked ninth in the final state poll, the Otsego boys’ cross country team wasn’t considered among the favorites to secure one of the top spots at the Division 2 state finals on Saturday, Nov.
With a young team featuring only two seniors, Allegan boys’ tennis coach Gary Ellis figured his squad would go through its share of growing pains, especially early in the season.
It’s not the mistake that matters, but how you recover that counts is probably the attitude Allegan junior diver Erin Isola took with her to the regional competition on Thursday, Nov.
Qualifying for the state finals is nothing new for the Otsego girls’ cross country team, having done so seven of the past 10 years.
If the Saugatuck boys’ cross country team was going to repeat as Division 4 state champs, then it would have to do it without its top runner, senior Jacob Pettinga.
Another year, another top-10 finish for Saugatuck at the Division 4 girls’ cross country state finals.
That’s all that stood in the way of Jacob Starr and All-State accolades during his sophomore campaign last year.
After missing All-State honors by less than six seconds as a freshman in 2011, Hopkins’ Rachael Weber accomplished the feat as both a sophomore and junior.