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Chelsea Softball Takes All 3 Games Again

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Win, repeat, sweep. That’s what the Chelsea Bulldogs seem to be doing in their round robin tournament play this year and the players and their fans couldn’t be happier with the results. In today’s games, the Bulldogs defeated Grass Lake 2-1, run-ruled Holt 11-0, and finished the day off with a well-earned victory over Livonia Churchill 6-3.

In the first game against the Warriors, Grass Lake took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning and then it became a pitchers duel with Chelsea’s Peighton Root coming out on top thanks to a walk-off hit by Hannah Kahler in the bottom of the seventh to give the Bulldogs the exciting victory. Root went the distance for the Bulldogs only allowing 3 hits with her solid defense behind her.

In game 2, it seemed to flow a lot easier for the Bulldogs and their big bats as they mercied Holt in 5 innings. The Bulldogs scored 10 runs in the first 2 innings of the game led by a 3 run home run by Alise Hale. Almost every Bulldog reached base in the first inning alone.

The second inning went just as well for the Bulldogs as they piled up another 5 runs with senior third baseman Autumn Johnson starting things off with a double, her second hit on the night. Root brought her around with a big blast over the outfield fence for a two-run homer. 2 batters later it was sophomore catcher Maddie Vasquez getting her second home run of the year, as she went yard for a two-run shot.  Sophomore Maddie Kemp picked up the shutout victory with a 6 strikeout performance while only allowing 3 hits.

The sun was bright and the air just a bit crisp as the Bulldogs started their third game against a very tough Livonia Churchill team.  Root got the ball again on the mound for the Bulldogs and runs were a bit tougher to come by, like in the Grass Lake game. But Sydney Hines was able to clear the bases in the bottom of the fourth inning with a 2 rbi double and then would score herself off a single by Hale giving the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead.

The Chargers tacked on a run in the top of the 5th but the bulldogs established a bigger lead and more breathing room in the 6th inning by adding 3 runs, behind the bats of Root, Hale, and Sydnee Liedel, who went 3 for 4 in the game.

The Chargers had a brief rally in the 7th adding two more runs but it wasn’t enough as Root got the Charger to ground out to third to Maddie Kemp who made the throw to first baseman Grace Bush for the out and the victory and the sweep on the day. Root gave up only 7 hits to go with her 7 strikeouts.

The Bulldogs are now 9-2 on the season and will be hosting their arch rivals Dexter on Monday at 4. p.m.

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Local Girls, Coach, Make Class C All-State Basketball Team

Southeast Michigan Sports would like to congratulate Grass Lake Head Coach Andrea Cabana for receiving second team coach of the year award. Her 17-7 Warriors team made it to the regional championship game where they were defeated in double overtime by a very tough Blissfield team who made it to the state quarterfinals.

Also named as an All-State Honorable Mention was Warrior Gracia Cabana, a 4-year starting varsity guard.  Gracie averaged 13.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.3 steals per game this year while shooting 73 percent from the free-throw line. She also etched her name in the record books scoring her 1,000th point. Gracie carries a 3.9 GPA and will be attending Spring Arbor University next year.

Also earning All-State Honorable Mention honors was Riley Collins of Manchester. Riley averaged over 18 points a game and shot about 80% from the free throw line. Riley helped the Lady Dutch to two Cascades titles, two district titles, and two state regional appearances during her excellent playing career at Manchester. Riley will be taking her great basketball skills and strong work ethic to Lake Superior State in the fall.

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Grass Lake’s Chase Elkins Bowls Perfect Game

 

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Grass Lake High School’s Chase Ryan Elkins Rolled a Perfect 300 game 

 

It’s not very often you can be in a crowded bowling alley and not hear a sound. But that was the scene Thursday night at the Chelsea Lanes as the Grass Lake High School Bowling Team played host to Vandercook Lake. Junior Chase Elkins stood with his ball in hand, shaking out of nervousness and excitement both, as he needed this strike to achieve a perfect game. A hush grew over the crowd as all eyes were on him taking in what could be a historic moment. As the ball left his hands and flowed down the alley Elkins and everyone just watched. As the ball hit the pins and they all fell the 16-year old and the whole place screamed in excitement and congratulations. Elkins had just bowled his first ever perfect 300 game, what every bowler dreams of doing.

Elkins couldn’t believe it as everyone was congratulating him. The young man was so excited and so were his teammates and supporters. “I can’t even explain how this feels, I’ve never been so excited in my life,” Elkins stated.  “It’s my first 300 and hopefully not my last. I’ve never even seen anyone roll a 300 before!”

Elkins highest game to this point ever was a 299 in tryouts. After he made his first 5 strikes, he had a good feeling going into the 6th frame that he could do this. But he wasn’t going to get overconfident but he just knew it felt right to him. Going into the final frame, he started to sweat and get shaky. As he took his first step towards the pins though the shakiness and nervousness wore away. “Everything stopped and it all just seemed to flow well for me,” Elkins said. “As soon as the ball left my hands I knew I had it.”

“It’s the best feeling in the world and it takes lots of practice, but it’s all worth,” an excited Elkins said. “I’m very proud of my team that we have. We are a very young team and we have great coaching and each week we are improving and I’m so proud of their achievements and improvements. I’m just so excited right now.”

Chase is the son of his very proud mother Christine Powell.

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Chase focuses

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2016 Grass Lake Bowling Team

 

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