Charlevoix Volleyball goes 3-0 in organized quad, Lions present Week One Coach award

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CHARLEVOIX – After touring other schools in northern Michigan, the Charlevoix volleyball team had the chance to welcome its first quad on Tuesday.

The Rayders hosted Rogers City, St. Ignace and Onaway, leaving with a 3-0 day.

“Offensively, we’ve seen great growth as we continue to see where each person is best,” said Charlevoix coach Audra Randall. “Defensively, the girls are adjusting to their roles and improving with each contact. Very proud and excited to see them grow and work better together.

Charlevoix picked up 25-17 and 2-11 wins over Rogers City, then outscored the Saints in 25-18 and 25-15 games. The final pair of wins against Onaway then came with the same scoreline, with Charlevoix winning by 25-19 sets.

Claire Scholten led with 57 assists and three aces, Anna Haf was 30 of 32 on service receptions, had 28 digs and four aces, Addison Boop had 21 kills, Aeryn Larson had 18 kills and two blocks, Abbey Wright had 14 kills and an ace and Anna Kemp was 15 of 16 on receptions and had three digs.

Ava Boss also had five kills, Karlee Eaton had two aces and was perfect on serve, and Kylee Rice had 12 of 12 service receptions and had six kills.

Charlevoix, now 8-2-1 overall, will enjoy a short break before hosting Harbor Springs for its Lake Michigan Conference opener on Thursday, Sept. 8.

SOCCER

Lions Coach of the Week Named

DETROIT — The Detroit Lions have named Whitehall High School’s Tony Sigmon the week one recipient of the 2022 Football Coach of the Week program.

The Sigmon Vikings kicked off the season with a convincing 54-26 win over 2021 Division 4 runner-up Hudsonville Unity Christian Crusaders. The Vikings beat Unity Christian 27-0 in the 2nd half. Whitehall are currently ranked No. 2 in Division 4. On Thursday September 1, Whitehall travel to 1-0 Hastings for the first ever clash between these two programs.

Sigmon is in his 10th season as head coach at Whitehall where he compiled a 55-37 overall record while leading the Vikings to the playoffs for 7 seasons. Last season Whitehall finished 8-3 and won a share of the West Michigan Conference title for its first conference title since 1999. Sigmon is an art teacher at Whitehall High School and has played football himself at Alma College.

Detroit Lions Football Education sat down with Tony Sigmon and Whitehall Athletic Director Brian Beebe to talk about what goes into creating a high school football curriculum. Sigmon was also told about his Coach of the Week selection on Head Coach Hangout. See his reaction and the full interview by visiting www.DetroitLions.com/coachoftheweek.

Each week throughout the 2022 high school football regular season, a coach who best demonstrates success on and off the field, develops player character, discipline and skill in addition to emphasizing health and player safety in their program, will be recognized for their commitment to the team, school and community. The winner is selected by a panel of members of the high school football media – Mick McCabe (Detroit Free Press), Hugh Bernreuter (Saginaw News), Bret Bakita (WOOD Radio-106.9 FM, 96.1 FM- The Game, Fox 17/Grand Rapids), James Cook (Traverse City Record-Eagle) and Scott DeCamp (CatchMark SportsNet).

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