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Sports recap for Oct. 15 games

The boys varsity soccer team advances to the district semi-finals after a 2-1 win over the Heritage Hawks.  The Chargers and Hawks were tied 0-0 and the end of regulation play which led to two ten minute extra time periods.  Isaac Skinner scored in the second period of extra time to tie the match at 1-1 and lead to a PK shoot-out.   Ethan Swartzentruber scored the first PK for the Chargers while Ben Ismail saved the first shot by the Hawks putting the Chargers up 1-0.  Jeb Snead converted on his PK as did his counterpart on the Hawks for a 2-1 Charger advantage.  Porter Baker scored on his PK attempt while the third shooter for the Hawks hit the crossbar, putting the Chargers up 3-1 in the shootout.  Adam Pfeiffer locked in the win for the Chargers when he buried his PK.   Ben Ismail played a phenomenal game in net.  The Chargers will face Traverse City West at home next Tuesday.

JV Football Dow Chargers 28 – Mt Pleasant Oilers 26

The Oilers jumped out to a 12-0 lead early in the 2nd Qtr.  But the Chargers scored just before halftime on an 11 yd TD pass from Landen Miller to Nolan Fisher (Miller added the PAT).  The Oilers led 12-7 going into halftime. The Chargers scored on their opening possession of the 2nd half on a 25 yd TD run by Mitchell Skoczylas.  Miller added another PAT.  Dow led 14-12. The Oilers struck back after returning a blocked punt for a TD and added a 2-pt conversion to retake the lead 20-14. Early in the 4th qtr, the Oilers extended their lead to 26-14 on a 19 yd TD reception. The Chargers answered with a 3 yd TD run by Miller set up by a 35 yd pass reception by Zack Parker from Miller.  Miller added another PAT to cut the Oiler lead to 26-21. The Oilers were driving into Charger territory when Miller forced an Oiler fumble.  The Chargers took advantage of the turnover and put together a game-winning drive capped by a 10 yd TD run by Miller with less than 2 minutes left in the game. The Oilers’ final drive ended when BJ Horn intercepted a pass in Dow territory. The Dow Chargers JV football team is now 5-0 and will host the Midland Chemics next Thursday at Midland Community Stadium.

Sports recap for Oct. 8 games

Varsity volleyball traveled to Bay City Western last night and won 25-10, 25-20, 25-21. Alex Price had a phenomenal game with 43 assists. Dez Okoro had a great night with great serves 8 kills. Cheka Queary played lights out with 10 kills and 19 digs with fantastic serves. Anna Schalk had 28 digs and 4 killer aces. Taylor Huschke had 13 digs. Gabby Wilson had 4 aces and 4 kills. Taryn Williams had 3 kills. Next game is Tuesday at Grand Blanc. 

Freshmen volleyball won an exciting comeback match last night against Bay City Western.  The girls executed a new offense and came home with the win.  Brynn Hansen had 8 kills, Riley Schikorra had 5 to go with 2 stuff blocks, and Delaney Belding and Natalie Marinik each had 3.  Olivia Fernette dished out 10 assists and Carley Gatrell had 9. Maryn Chritz and Rachael Ieuter each had 13 digs, and Delaney Belding added 11.  Natalie, Delaney, and Maryn led the Chargers in serve receive by chalking up 7 in-system passes each.

Dow High Charger JV Football Team Defeated Bay City Western Warriors 42-26 last night. Bay City Western jumped out to a 26-0 lead by the 2nd quarter.   But Dow fought back by scoring on a 28 yd hook and ladder play from Landen Miller to Nolan Fisher who then flipped the ball to Zack Parker who ran down the sideline into the endzone. Also in the 2nd qtr, Parker threw a 15 yd TD pass to Fisher. BCW led at halftime 26-13. Dow scored two more times in the 3rd qtr.  Anthony Coleman pulled in a Miller pass for a 70 yd TD reception.  Miller added a 4 yd TD run to give the Chargers a 27-26 lead. In the 4th qtr, Parker caught a 13 yd pass from Miller in the endzone to pad the lead. Later, Miller scampered down the sideline for a 40 yd TD run to complete the comeback win. Your JV Chargers are now 4-0 and host Mt. Pleasant next Thursday, at home.

Dow Girls Swim & Dive defeated rival Saginaw Heritage last night 122-62. Top finishers for the Chargers included Lauren Burgard, Chloe Stafford, Kaylee Jackson, Emmy Sower, Ella Roberson, Alea Capsit, & Emily Krzciok. Ciara Brooks, Sophia Sower, & Claire Humburg registered season-best times in the victory. Way to Go Chargers! 

If you are interested in joining the Boys Varsity Swim team this winter, we will be having an informational meeting on Tuesday, October 13th, right school in Coach Fries’ classroom, Room 303. If there are any questions, please contact Coach Fries. 

Sports recap for Oct.1 games

The freshman volleyball team swept Flint Powers last night in straight sets. Klaire Caldwell has 6 kills and 4 aces. Martina Lobo, Brynn Hansen, and Riley Schikorra all added 3 kills. Delaney Belding had 5 aces and Angie Mechling had 3 aces. Sydney Reuter-Gushow had 8 digs while Maryn Chritz added 7. Emma Thomas and Olivia Fernette had 6 assists each and Carley Gatrell added 3.

The JV Lady Charger Volleyball team defeated Bay City Central 25-22, 25-19  and 15-13.  Leading the way for the Chargers last night were Sydney Bond serving 17 for 17 with 4 aces!  Jade Remacle, Jacie Beman, Luci Fabiano, and Jessica Erickson serving 100%.  Libby Avery served 5 for 6 with 21 digs, Sadie Martin serving 2 for 3, Aapril Ballor serving 9 for 10 with 4 kills, Duri Barodowalla serving 2 for 3, Bella Brown serving 4 for 5 with 3 kills.  Jessica Erickson also had 9 kills and 7 blocks, Bri Roberts, Jacie Beman, Luci Fabiano & Taylor Newman each with 3 kills.  The JV Lady Chargers play again on Saturday at the Bay City Central Quad. 

JV Football wins over Heritage with a final score of 39-6.

The Freshmen football team lost a close game to Heritage by the score of 20 – 26.  Leading the offense in rushing were Luke McMahan and Jacob Jensen.  Eli Elza scored a touchdown on a pass by Jensen.  McMahan had a rushing TD as well as a TD on a kick return.  Leading the defense in tackles was Caden Fox.  Will Knutson had an interception while Fox, Jason Casey, and Billy MacNellis each recovered a fumble.  The team also wants to recognize Mason Nickel for an overpowering game on both sides of the ball.  The Chargers travel to Bay City Western next Wednesday.

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