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Results from Maconaquah for Saturday, August 26th

Mac goes 1-3 at Huntington North Invite

Mac vs Ft. Wayne Wayne

25-20; 25-18

Mac vs. Huntington North

23-25; 20-25

Mac vs. Eastbrook

15-25; 24-26

Mac vs. Northrop

26-28; 17-25

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Mac Boys Soccer Wins at Eastbrook to Move to 5-0

In the 2nd game of a Girls/Boys Varsity Double header at Eastbrook, the Boys Varsity team did just enough to get the win against a tough team on the road. This is the 2nd year that Eastbrook has been on the schedule and the Braves have come out ahead in both contests. This time, the game was very evenly matched with both teams having good looks at the goal in the first half, but both coming up short. The difference in the game was in the 2nd half, where the Braves took control and seemed to hold possession more and put up more consistent attacks. The Braves took the lead on a corner kick when Corey Nord put up a great lob toward the goal and freshman Joe Manueles skyed for the header and caused enough of a challenge to the goalie, that the ball bounced off an Eastbrook player into the goal.

This win puts the Braves at 5-0 on the season heading into one of our toughest challenges on Monday at Oak Hill. Maconaquah is 1-7 in the last 8 match ups with Oak Hill. The Braves were successful last year during the regular season winning 3-1, but lost to the Golden Eagles in the sectional semi-final. The Boys are always excited for this game, so come out to Oak Hill on Monday and cheer on the Braves.

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Miranda and Aubrey Stoll record personal competitive bests as Lady Braves finish 3rd at Rochester.

On her first hole on Saturday at the Rochester Invitational,, Senior Mirands Stoll faced a tough challenge; There was water on the left, a long waste bunker on the right, and a tree off the fairway that would make hitting the green with anything but a perfect tee shot unlikely. That challenge, like the rest she faced that day, was no problem as the senior shot a personal competitive best 76. Miranda started out strong and shot an impressive 38 on the back nine with straight drives and clutch putts. After double bogeying the first hole after a bad bounce, she came back and birdied the second by holing out from the fairway and added another birdied on the fourth hole when she laid up and then played a perfect wedge shot to just a few feet. Those two birdies led her to another 38 on the back nine. The senior has been working hard on her game all season and it all paid off on Saturday. Her 76 was good enough to tie for 5th place in the 12 team field.

Junior Daisy Williams didn’t have her A game on this day as she hit some tee shots offline that left her very difficult recovery shots into the greens. She did her best to grind out a good score and finished with a very respectable 81 on the day, leaving her tied for 12th. Daisy, who has very high expectations of her game, stated she was heading to practice after the tournament, so it’s easy to say she’ll be playing at her normal high level this week.

Another personal best was scored on Saturday and it was also by a Stoll. Freshman Aubrey Stoll, younger sister to Miranda, finished with a 99. Aubrey got off to a fantastic start by parring her first two holes which included a great up and down from 55 yards. She struggled a bit on Round Barn’s toughest stretch (Holes 7 through 11), but she would show tremendous mental toughness by not giving up and came to her last hole needing par to break 100. She played the par 5 perfectly by itting a perfect drive, laying up just short of the green, hitting a wedge to 25 feet then two putting.

Senior Haley Washbun struggled off the tee on Saturday and found quite a few bunkers on the heavily bunkered course, but she was able to grind out a 110, good enough for fourth place on the team. Haley’s long game has improved each week, if not daily, so as her short game continues to develop her scores will drop. Based on the amount of effort she’s been putting in, she’ll break 100 when the conference tournament commences on September 9th.

Junior Finley Dobbs had a very trying day. She had one of those challenging days where mishit drives meant approach shots had to be perfect, but that much stress on your game can make it difficult to score well. After a very rough stretch, Finley was able to regain a bit of her game and finish with a string of bogeys and finish with a 112.. Based on past history, Finley will bounce back and help the team defend both their conference and sectional titles as she was a key part of those victories last season.

The Lady Braves finished third on the day with 366. Host Rochester was second (363) and Culver Academy was first (333).

The Lady Braves are back in action Tuesday evening as they host Rochester and Tippy Valley at Rock Hollow.

As always, the Lady Braves appreciate the support of all the parents, family, friends and basketball coaches that come out and support the team each match.

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Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 8th place at Taylor University Invite

The Maconaquah boys cross country team ran in the Taylor Wilderness Saturday, coming home with an 8th place finish. The team ran very well, with almost every runner having his best performance of the year!

Junior Daylen Schrock took a top-20 finish (15th place) by running a PR time of 17:00. Senior Isaiah Wittenberg continues to improve in his injury recovery–he finished in 28th place overall with a season-best time of 17:25.

Kaden Miller (45th, 17:48) had another strong performance, and Kaden Hanson (86th, 18:50) and Isaiah Moore (91st, 18:55) rounded out the scoring for the Braves.

Newcomers Joel Loshnowsky (121st, 20:15), Jeffrey Wilson (124th, 20:20), Drake Samuel (143rd, 21:11), and Jacob Bowman (167th, 22:43) all had their best races of the season!

Exchange student Janis Groeber battled through a sore hip to finish in 179th place with a time of 24:43, and junior Luke Abbott (187th, 26:51) continues to improve with each race.

The Running Braves will travel to Brownsburg next Saturday.

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