Dragons, Patriots open 2017 golf season
The Hills-Beaver Creek and Adrian golf squads opened the 2017 at the Adrian Area Country Club.
Led by a 43 from Jeremy Vander Woude, visiting Southwest Christian posted a 198-stroke to win the boys’ competition over H-BC (216) and Adrian (217).
Mitchell Veld paced the Dragons with a 48, while Dylon Taubert led H-BC with a 51.
AHS topped SWC 230-296 in the girls’ match, while H-BC was incomplete.
Alexia Kemper led AHS with a 44, Tess Van Maannen carded a 54 to pace H-BC and Ella Fondberg led SWC with a 52.
Adrian Area falls in softball debut
The Adrian Area softball team came up on the short end of a 21-4 decision during the opening game of the season in Worthington.
The Dragons led 2-0 early in the game, but the Trojans scored 21 times, including a 14-run fourth inning, the rest of the way to prevail by 17.
Devin Dreesen and Avery Balster, who surrendered 13 and eight runs respectively as the AA pitchers, led the Dragons at the plate with three and two hits.