Top Fives From Winter Sports Winners
The results for the FHC Sports Report’s Top Fives From Winter Sports are in.
Thank you to all who voted, and congratulations to our winners!
Best Individual Performance: Ben Kastner vs Greenville – this junior bowled 9 strikes en route to a 245 to lead the boys bowling team to a 17-13 win over Greenville.
Most Entertaining Game: Girls varsity basketball vs Rockford – led by senior Claire Baguley’s 20 points, the girls varsity basketball team pulled out a comeback win fueled by a 10-0 run in the third quarter to win the championship game of the Cornerstone Holiday Tournament.
Best Clutch Moment: Jake Ball and Mitch Wilkinson – Junior Mitch Wilkinson hit a three-pointer to take the lead with eight seconds left. Senior Jake Ball then blocked a layup at the buzzer for the boys varsity basketball team to beat Ottawa Hills 56-54 on the road.
Best Dynamic Duo: Alex Souza and Ben Kastner – these two juniors were consistently in the top two for the boys bowling team. Alex placed fifth in the Regional Meet to advance to the State Championships, while Ben fell just 50 pins short of a trip to States.
Toughest Loss: Varsity hockey vs Jackson Lumen Christi – a goal with 1:48 left in overtime by Jackson Lumen Christi’s Owen Campbell gave the Titans a 3-2 win in the opening round of playoffs and ended FHC’s hopes of a deep playoff run.
Biggest Upset: Boys varsity bowling vs Cedar Springs – After losing to the Red Hawks 28.5-1.5 earlier in the season, junior Ben Kastner bowled a 232 and junior Ryan Andrews scored in the 180s for the boys varsity bowling team to upset Cedar Springs 16-14.
Best Underclassman: Avery LeTourneau – sophomore Avery LeTourneau was a key component to many relays all season and individually secured his State cut early in the season against Northview; he would go on to place eighth at States in the 100-yard Butterfly.
Best Senior: Zoey Guikema – this senior was the girls bowling team’s leading scorer throughout the season. She placed tenth overall at the conference tournament in addition to bowling a 178 against conference rival Northview.
Best Under the Radar Team: Dance Team – the dance team placed well in each of its regular-season competitions, highlighted by earning the title of Grand Champions at the St. John’s Invitational. The dancers then traveled to Orlando, Florida and took seventeenth in the NDA Nationals competition.
Best Unsung Hero: Carl Mielock – four-year starting hockey goalie senior Carl Mielock led his team to a 17-5-2 record this season between the pipes.
Best Breakout Season: Competitive Cheer Team – in only its second year as a program, the cheer team had seven top-three finishes, three top-five finishes, and ended the season in the top ten teams in the state of Michigan. The Rangers’ season was highlighted by a championship at the Wyoming Invite, and FHC placed fifth in Regionals, narrowly missing a fourth-place finish to advance to States.