Top 5 Clutch Moments
Jake Ball and Mitch Wilkinson vs Ottawa Hills
Junior Mitch Wilkinson got the pass beyond the three-point line and drained the shot to take the lead with eight seconds left; then senior Jake Ball blocked a wide-open layup that would have tied the game. The Rangers won the conference game 56-54 to add to their conference record.
Chris Battiste vs Ottawa Hills
Sophomore Chris Battiste got the ball down low off a sideline out-of-bounds play and made a spin move to make a reverse layup to tie the game as time ran out; in overtime, the FHC JV basketball team won a huge conference game against the Bengals. This game led the team to first place in its conference with only one game left in the season.
“It felt great to make the shot to take us to overtime,” Chris said. “The fact that we beat a good Ottawa team in overtime made making the shot even better.”
Cole Munger vs Grand Rapids Christian
Nathan Hartline, Cole Ott, and Cole Munger skated down the ice; Cole Munger got a pass on the right side and shot it top shelf to win the game for the hockey team in overtime. This win against GR Christian was a huge win for the boys varsity hockey team and one of many one-goal wins.
Dallas Hopson vs Traverse City Central
Sophomore Dallas Hopson got a pass off a missed free throw and a tip by sophomore Matthew Mahoney. He hit a three-pointer with a second left to take the lead and win the game for the boys JV basketball team. This win was early in the season and helped the boys carry some momentum through the next games.
“It was cool winning it for the boys,” Dallas said. “It just felt really good.”
Tom Tomsheck vs Forest Hills Eastern
In a back-and-forth game, an unlikely hero appeared against Forest Hills Eastern. Senior Tom Tomsheck came up with a huge steal when Eastern had a chance to tie the game with a few seconds left to secure the 61-58 win for the boys varsity basketball team.
“The whole place went nuts,” Tom said. “It was very energetic, especially after the game.”