Top 5 individual performances
Tate Hallock vs. Forest Hills Northern
In his senior year, Tate Hallock took a leadership position on the varsity football team. All year he has put up solid numbers and helped the Rangers reach the successes they found. In possibly his best game of the season, Tate helped lead FHC offensively by scoring three touchdowns against the Huskies. In this game, the Rangers beat Northern by a score of 49-21. Tate also had four catches and 173 yards overall during the game along with his three touchdowns.
Whitney Currie qualifying for States
For the second year in a row, sophomore Whitney Currie ran on the Lady Rangers varsity Cross Country team—also for the second year in a row, she made it to the state meet. Her best race of the season came in the most important meet of the year: regionals at Allendale. It was the race that qualified her as a runner for states. Her performance there placed her in the top ten runners out of the 88 that competed. She finished regionals with a personal season record with a time of 19:14 for the 3.1 miles; she followed this up by getting a time of 19:47 at states which was good enough to place her in the top half of the 236 runners. Throughout the season, Whitney was consistently one of the top runners on the varsity team, and being the only girl to make it to the division one state meet was a huge accomplishment.
“I was really excited when I qualified for states because I wasn’t ranked to qualify,” Whitney said. “I’m really proud of all the hard work I put into the season and how it turned out.”
Katie Bethel at Mona Shores
As co-captain of the JV girls golf team, junior Katie Bethel showed great success throughout the season. Shooting her lowest score of the season, a 46, at the Mona Shores match this year, she was able to continuously beat out many other girls, including those from Northern, who was the team’s biggest rival. Katie was able to par many holes and even shot an eagle on a par five.
“This match was definitely one of my best ones,” Katie said. “I was really proud of how I did because I’ve been working so hard this season and last season to improve my score by so much.”
Emily Johnson qualifying for States
Going into her second year of swimming for the Lady Rangers, sophomore Emily Johnson was able to qualify for states in this year’s season. Emily swam her best this year by qualifying for states in the 100-yard Breaststroke with a final time of 1:09.02 at the MISCA meet and in the 50-yard Freestyle in 25.22 seconds at the conference meet, which also qualified her for states.
“I was really stressed going into because I really wanted to get the state cut, ” Emily said. “During it, I was just thinking I have to push through and get that state cut.”
Mandy Ehrlich at State Tournament
The girls varsity golf team had a very strong season overall, making it all the way to the state tournament. In this tournament, FHC finished seventh overall, finishing with a score of 733 over the course of 36 holes. The lowest scorer of the team was junior Mandy Ehrlich. Mandy shot a 170 over the two-day tournament. Throughout the entire season, Mandy was continuously one of the lowest scorers for this varsity team, and she helped lead them to the state tournament and ended the season on a high note.
“I was really excited when I found out I had the lowest score,” Mandy said. “My family was there and my grandparents were there and they were all just really happy for me and proud of me.”