The Wayland boys' track team remains undefeated this season in O-K Gold Conference dual meets at 3-0.
The Wildcats defeated Middleville Thornapple Kellogg 81-56 Thursday afternoon.
The girls' team, however, was trounced by TK, perhaps the best team in the league, 125-11.
The Wayland softball team improved its season record to 6-1 Thursday afternoon with a 7-3 non-conference victory over Grand Rapids Christian, a team that entered the contest with a 7-1 overall record.
The Wildcats will compete Saturday in the Gull Lake Invitational.
Catcher Ben Williams hit a grand slam home run, his second home run of the day, to bring Martin back Thursday from a 6-5 deficit to take a 9-6 victory in the second game of a Southwestern Athletic Conference doubleheader. Williams also hit a three-run homer in the opener and finished with eight runs batted in on the day.
Gobles won the first game, 16-6 behind a torrid 14-hit attack that included two home runs.
Freshman Tanner Curry pitched the second game to get his second win of the season in as many outings. Sophomore Garrett Dill was the starter and loser in the opener.
Wayland’s baseball squad is now 5-2 and has already won one more ballgame than all of last season.
The Wildcats reached that goal Thursday afternoon with a 19-0 victory at Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills. The win also lifted their league record to 3-1.
They collected 12 in just three innings and scored 11 runs in the top of the first inning. Seniors Trevor Clausen and Mason Riemersma combined efforts for four hits and scored five runs to pace the offensive attack. Zach Brog and Sean Alexander both contributed a double.
Coach Mike Doupe said Clausen pitched well and picked up the shutout.
Wayland Welcoming Schools, an early childhood program for children ages birth to five, will have a Developmental Screening Day Thursday, June 5.
Early detection of a developmental delay is important to ensure that children are entering school ready to learn.
The Allegan County Sheriff's Office Marine Division will conducting several boater safety courses this spring, starting next month.
Boater safety certificates are required for persons ages 12-15 who wish to operate a motorboat in Michigan. This certificate also is required for anyone born after Dec. 31, 1978, to operate a personal watercraft. It is also required of any adult who will be supervising a child ages 12 or 13 in the operation of a personal watercraft, regardless of the age of the adult.
Wayland High School students from the Class of 2014 who are graduating with a grade point average of 3.5 or above and are classified as summa cum laude (4.0 and higher) are (front, from left) Nathalie Yanes, Ashley Wroblewski, Erin Mulder, Abigail Wykoski, Samantha Merren, Emma Parker, Jennifer Davies, Elyssa Oostdyk, (second row) Emily Fifelski, Joleigha Harrington, Brittany McLain, Gabrielle Gray, Gage Glupker, Tyler VanVelsen, Austin VanVelsen, (back row) Andrew Cole, Trevor Clausen, Brandon Kennedy, Brennan Steenhoek, Greta Baragar, Allison Getty, Emma Antel and Chance VanHuis.
It should come as no surprise that Gov. Snyder has confirmed that the City of Lincoln Park is officially in a financial emergency, having a current structural deficit of $89,903, which officials have projected will grow to approximately $1 million by next year.
Factors leading to the crisis are not unique to the city — declining tax revenues and burgeoning legacy costs simply overwhelmed the municipality. They will be joining the neighboring communities of Allen Park, Ecorse and River Rouge — all determined by the state to be in fiscal crisis, along with Detroit.
The Wayland boys' golf team finished fourth among the five teams Tuesday in the first O-K Gold Conference jamboree at the Quail Ridge Golf Course.
The Wildcats carded a team score of 202, 13 strokes better than Middleville Thornapple Kellogg. Ottawa Hills does not field a golf team.
Grand Rapids South Christian, as expected, won the meet with a team score of 170, Catholic Central checked in with a 176 and Hastings 191.
Further details were not available.
The Wayland girls' soccer team lifted its overall season record to 2-3 and evened its O-K Gold Conference mark at 1-1 with an 8-0 triumph Wednesday evening over visiting Ottawa Hills.
The game did not make it into the second half because of the mercy rule.
Ashley Wrobleswki scored the first two goals of the evening, both assisted by Brinley Nieuwenhuis.She then assisted on a goal by Erikka Makowski.
Annalicia Koryciak tallied an unassisted goal to make it 4-0.