2018-04-11 / Sports

SANDUSKY REDSKINS


Introducing the ’18 Redskins varsity baseball team! Front row (l-r) – Kyle Pardy, Devin Strickler, Zach Franzel, Colton Cowley, Jarod Coon, and John Dorman; Back row – Asst. Coach Jeremy Duff, Landen Peplinski, Brenden Duff, Cody Hoag, Caleb Heberling, Ben Kreger, Ryan Campbell, and Coach Ed Stermer. Introducing the ’18 Redskins varsity baseball team! Front row (l-r) – Kyle Pardy, Devin Strickler, Zach Franzel, Colton Cowley, Jarod Coon, and John Dorman; Back row – Asst. Coach Jeremy Duff, Landen Peplinski, Brenden Duff, Cody Hoag, Caleb Heberling, Ben Kreger, Ryan Campbell, and Coach Ed Stermer. Sandusky Redskins Varsity Baseball

Coach: Edward Stermer, 1st season

2017 season: GTC East, 5-5; Overall, 10-18

Key losses to graduation: Logan Wheeler (IF; All-County & All-GTC East); Cade Seiler; John Kirkpatrick

Top returning players: John Dorman (Sr., P/IF; 1st Team All-County, All-GTC East & All- District); Ryan Campbell (Sr., 2B; 1st Team All-County & All-GTC East; All-District; Academic All- District); Cody Hoag (Sr., OF; 2nd Team All-GTC East); Landen Peplinski (Sr., C; HM All-GTC East); Ben Kreger (Jr., IF; HM All-County & All-GTC East)


Here’s the Redskins boys track squad! Front row (l-r) – Joe Wentzel, Delorrin Wedge, Jack Sheridan, Tristan Hoff, Josh Paling, Matt Walker, and Kyle Campbell; Back row – Asst. Coach Kaden Thompson, Kreigh Dimasuay, Matt Carlson, Mario Brown, Tristan Nosic, Connor Erbe, Bryan Ross, Braxton Washe, and Coach Kurt Wentzel. Missing from the photo are – Gage Larson, Drew Orchard, Nathan Smith, and Josh Bradley. Here’s the Redskins boys track squad! Front row (l-r) – Joe Wentzel, Delorrin Wedge, Jack Sheridan, Tristan Hoff, Josh Paling, Matt Walker, and Kyle Campbell; Back row – Asst. Coach Kaden Thompson, Kreigh Dimasuay, Matt Carlson, Mario Brown, Tristan Nosic, Connor Erbe, Bryan Ross, Braxton Washe, and Coach Kurt Wentzel. Missing from the photo are – Gage Larson, Drew Orchard, Nathan Smith, and Josh Bradley. Top new prospects: Brenden Duff (Fr.); Zach Franzel (2B)

Other prospects: Devin Strickler (So.); Caleb Heberling ((Jr.); Jared Coon (Jr.); Kyle Pardy (Fr.); Colton Cowley (Jr.)

Coach Stermer on this year’s team: “Our strength is our returning seniors, including All- District players John Dorman and Ryan Campbell. We have a young team with one sophomore and three freshmen. Although these underclassmen may lack experience, they work hard and it bodes well for our future.”


Members of this spring’s Lady Redskins softball team are: Front row (l-r) – Callie Jacobson, Cassidy Albrecht, Paige Levitt, Danielle Franzel, and Kailey Schomaker; Back row – Haley Nelson, Taylor Calkins, Madison Lamm, Kaylin Tomichek, Kendra Dorman, and Coach Danny Franzel. Missing from the photo is Madison Winiarski. Members of this spring’s Lady Redskins softball team are: Front row (l-r) – Callie Jacobson, Cassidy Albrecht, Paige Levitt, Danielle Franzel, and Kailey Schomaker; Back row – Haley Nelson, Taylor Calkins, Madison Lamm, Kaylin Tomichek, Kendra Dorman, and Coach Danny Franzel. Missing from the photo is Madison Winiarski. Coach Stermer on the GTC East: “I’m new to this area, but I know it is a very competitive league.”

Sandusky Redskins Varsity Boys Track

Coach: Kurt Wentzel, 9th season

2017 season: GTC East, 4th; D3 Regional, 10th

Key losses to graduation: Brandon Hughes (mid. dist.)

Top returning athletes: Bryan Ross (Sr., sprints; 1st in 100 in GTC East, 6th in 10op at D3 regional; “our fastest sprinter; definitely a contender to qualify for states” – Coach Wentzel); Joe Wentzel (Sr., sprints, PV; 4th in GTC East on 200; “our most versatile athlete; will help in relays” – Coach Wentzel); Braxton Washe (Jr., sprints, SP; “our second fastest sprinter and has improved greatly in shot” – Coach Wentzel); Conner Erbe (Jr., sprints, LG; “hard worker in both field events and running events” – Coach Wentzel); Matt Walker (Jr., hurdles; 3rd in GTC in 110H, 5th in GTC in 300H; “looking for great improvement in his events” – Coach Wentzel)


Meet the Redskins’ girls track team! Front row (l-r) – Emily Tribula, Shelby Hoff, Kayla McIntyre, April Bartle, Kelsey Frisbey, Madison Greer, Hannah Ruth, and Emma Roggenbuck; Back row – Coach Kurt Wentzel, Morgan Maschke, Lilly Northrop, Joan Doyle, Victoria Muxlow, Marisa Schiller, Gabrielle Gough, Abigail Bolsby, and Asst. Coach Kaden Thompson. Missing from the photo are – Haley Bund and Aimee Meerschaert. Meet the Redskins’ girls track team! Front row (l-r) – Emily Tribula, Shelby Hoff, Kayla McIntyre, April Bartle, Kelsey Frisbey, Madison Greer, Hannah Ruth, and Emma Roggenbuck; Back row – Coach Kurt Wentzel, Morgan Maschke, Lilly Northrop, Joan Doyle, Victoria Muxlow, Marisa Schiller, Gabrielle Gough, Abigail Bolsby, and Asst. Coach Kaden Thompson. Missing from the photo are – Haley Bund and Aimee Meerschaert. Top new prospects: Mario Brown (Sr., sprints); Jack Sheridan (Jr., mid-dist.); Kyle Campbell (Fr., dist.); Matt Carlson (Fr., hurdles); Drew Orchard (Fr., dist.); Delorrin Wedge (sprints)

Coach Wentzel on this year’s team: “We have much better numbers than we have had in the last few years, which will greatly improve our chances in the league meet. Our strength is our returning sprinters; we have all four back from 4x100 that took first in the league and just missed qualifying for states. With several newcomers this year, we look to improve in the league meet.”


Meet the Sandusky girls soccer team for the 2018 season! Front row (l-r) – Ashlyn Robinson, Alisa Mater, Kammei Paehlig, Keylea Davis, Trinity Mills, and Emily Lindberg; Back row – Coach David Faber, Heather Williford, Tori Heilig, Brittany Lambson, Abigail Ryder, Desiray Blundell, Lydia Ulfig, and Coach Amanda Brown. Missing from the photo – Joanna Solley, Heeba Katoula, Erica Kincaid, and Marissa Smith. Meet the Sandusky girls soccer team for the 2018 season! Front row (l-r) – Ashlyn Robinson, Alisa Mater, Kammei Paehlig, Keylea Davis, Trinity Mills, and Emily Lindberg; Back row – Coach David Faber, Heather Williford, Tori Heilig, Brittany Lambson, Abigail Ryder, Desiray Blundell, Lydia Ulfig, and Coach Amanda Brown. Missing from the photo – Joanna Solley, Heeba Katoula, Erica Kincaid, and Marissa Smith. Coach Wentzel on the GTC East: “Although Marlette lost some very good athletes, I expect them to be the favorite again this year. The rest of the league should be very evenly matched.”


Here’s the Sandusky golf team for this season! Front row (l-r) – Marshal Holt, Calista Garcia, Jamie Hineman, and Parker Marks; Back row – Coach Brian Jones, Ben Jones, Blake Kartanys, Justin Stone, and Ethan Roggenbuck. Here’s the Sandusky golf team for this season! Front row (l-r) – Marshal Holt, Calista Garcia, Jamie Hineman, and Parker Marks; Back row – Coach Brian Jones, Ben Jones, Blake Kartanys, Justin Stone, and Ethan Roggenbuck. Sandusky Redskins Varsity Softball

Coach: Danny Franzel, 8th season (113-95, W-L record)

2017 season: GTC East, 1st (10-0); Overall, 21-10

Key losses to graduation: Katelyn Patterson (1B; 4 yr. varsity play; All-County, All-GTC East); Madison Armstrong (C; HM All-County & GTC East); Ally Blank (3B; HM All-County & GTC EAST); Elise Shampo (2B);

Out for the season due to injuries: Paige Patterson (So., OF) and Madysen Jansen (IF)

Top returning players: Haley Nelson (Sr., P/IF; 1st Team All-County & All-GTC East; owns .431 BA in three seasons; “Haley’s competitive drive makes her one of the top players in the Thumb area this spring. Her leadership on and off the field has proven itself over and over, again” – Coach Franzel; Callie Jacobson (Sr., OF; 2nd Team All-GTC East; three-year varsity player; “Callie puts everything on the field and pushes herself to be the best. Callie is a play maker and has come through in many clutch spots over the last two seasons” – Coach Franzel); Cassidy Albrecht (Sr., C/OF; HM All-GTC; “Cassidy will step into the starting catcher’s role and will be the leader of our defense” - Coach Franzel); Paige Levitt (Sr., IF/OG/P; “brings a lot to our team with her defensive play” – Coach Franzel); Taylor Calkins (Jr., P/IF; 1st Team All-County & GTC East; “Taylor comes into the season with a career .531 BA. She helped our team to win a GTC East championship in 2017 and a district championship in 2016” - Coach Franzel)

Top new prospects: Danielle Franzel (Jr., 3B; “strong arm, good sense of the game, has a good bat and will help out in the top of our order” – Coach Franzel); Kailyn Tomichek (Sr., 1B); Kendra Dorman (Jr., 1B); Kailey Schomaker (Jr., 2B/OF); Madison Lamm (Jr., C); Madison Winiarski (Jr., IF/OF)

Coach Franzel on the 2018 season: “Our team is looking to repeat in the GTC East – we have a good team of softball players that work together. We are looking for new players to find their role and returning players to pass on their knowledge to help us reach our goals. Our program has some young talent that will see some varsity players this spring in key times (Jasmon Kjaer. Morgan Rosser, Olivia Jacobson – currently JV) and are talented and ready to jump at a chance.. Our team will have some challenges early trying to find the right places for our ladies. With the hard work that we have put in early this spring, we hope will pay off and put us on top of the game.”

Coach Franzel on the GTC East: “It should be a good one with all the great Thumb Area players that I have seen the last few years playing travel ball in the summer. 2018 will be one to remember for all.”

Sandusky Redskins Varsity Girls Track

Coach: Joe Wentzel, 8th season

2017 season: GTC East, 3rd; D3 regional, 10th

Key losses to graduation: Jessica Kursinsky (1st in GTC East in discus and shot put; 2nd in regional in SP, 8th in regional; in disc); Carolyn Caporuscio (3rd in D3 regional in SP * 8th in disc.); Crystal Tovar (2nd in GTC East in HJ, LJ); Amanda Mrozek (sprints)

Top returning athletes: Madison Greer (Jr., sprints/ relays); Morgan Maschke (So., sprints); Hailey Bund (So., sprints/relays); Victoria Muxlow (So., dist.)

Top new prospects: Hannah Ruth (Sr., sprints); Gabby Gough (Jr., mid. dist.); Marisa Schiller (hurdles, HJ); April Bartle (Jr., mid-dist.); Abigail Bolsby (So., mid.-dist.)

Coach Wentzel on this year’s team: “We have better numbers than we have had in a long time, and our newcomers will help us fill in most of the events, which will keep us in the league meet. Our strength will be in the middle distance events.”

Coach Wentzel on the GTC East: “The league has some outstanding returning athletes and should be fairly balanced. The key for all of the teams in the league will be who can fill in the events and get those second and third place finishes.”

Sandusky Redskins Varsity Girls Soccer

Coaches: Amanda Brown (5th season), Dave Faber

2017 season: GTC, 4th (2-6)

Key losses to graduation: Katelyn Brown (1st Team All- GTC); Cassidy Mazei (2nd Team All-GTC); Britney Pupi (HM All- GTC); Pantera Duran; Jessica Kursinsky

Top returning athletes: Tori Heilig (So.; “has a great understanding of the game and very passionate about developing her skills and being a leader on and off the field” – Coach Brown); Abby Rider (So., GK; played a few games and recorded one shutout; “thanks to volleyball she has quick hands and is able to judge the ball” – Coach Brown); Trinity Mills (So., Def; “played forward last year but this year she fits well in our defense where her speed is a huge advantage” – Coach Brown); Brittany Lambson (So., C/Def; “she knows the game well and can read the plays as other teams make their attack” - Coach Brown); Joanna Solly (Jr., MF; “skill level has improved so much from last year to this year; playing the center mid position she is very aggressive and not afraid to go after the ball” - Coach Brown

Coach Brown on this year’s team: “The team is very young with only one senior, two juniors, 10 sophomores and four freshmen. With that brings a year of building skills and a love for the game for the young athletes. The goal for this year is to build up the young players and focus on the fundamentals of the game.”

Coach Brown on the GTC: “This year will be tough, but we are looking forward to a lot of challenges and looking forward to getting better each game.”

Sandusky Redskins Varsity Golf

Coach: Brian Jones, 4th season

2017 season: GTC, 2-2 (2nd, breaking a strong of five straight titles; D4 regionals, 5th)

Key losses to graduation: Cody Johnston

Top returning players: Ben Jones (Sr.; GTC East MVP; State qual. – placed 32nd out of 108 qualifiers; “had an outstanding season” – Coach Jones); Marshal Holt (Sr.; 1st Team All- League; 2nd overall; in GTC East; “has the best pure swing on the team; will be a key component to team’s success this year” – Coach Jones); Blake Kartanys (Sr.; first season last year – 2nd Team All-League; “he improved every match; will be vital to team’s success” – Coach Jones); Parker Marks (Sr.; played his sophomore season, but not in ‘17’; “solid player; looking forward to having him back” – Coach Jones)

Top new prospects: Ethan Roggenbuck (Sr.); Justin Stone (Sr.)

Coach Jones on this year’s team: “We have a lot of experience with six seniors. Two of them are four-year players and two others have two years experience. The newcomers are very promising, as well. Our goals this year are to reclaim the league championship and qualify for the state finals at MSU. Our senior leadership will be key to us doing that. Ben qualifying for State last year opened our eyes to the possibilities; should be fun.”

Coach Jones on the GTC: “As league champs last year, Ubly will be the team to beat. They have a lot of players coming back, including State qualifier – Jake Uhl. I expect Brown City to be better this year with first-year head coach Wayne Smith and State qualifier Mitch Conely, a solid No. 1. Harbor Beach struggled with numbers last year, but Owen Woody is a very good #1 player. It should be very competitive.”

Sandusky Redskins 2018 Spring Sports Schedules

Baseball

March

26 at Yale 4 p.m.

April

10 USA 4 p.m.; 12 at Reese 4 p.m.; 14 at Millington tourn. 9 a.m.; 16 at Cass City 4 p.m.; 19 *Marlette 4 p.m.; 23 at Bad axe 4 p.m.; 26 *Harbor Beach 4 p.m.; 30 Lakers 4 p.m.

May

3 *at Ubly 4 p.m.; 7 at Cros- Lex 4 p.m.; 10 *at Brown City 4 p.m.; 14 Vassar 4 p.m.; 16 *Memphis 4 p.m.

*East Division doubleheader

Softball

March

26 at Yale 4 p.m.

April

10 USA 4 p.m.; 12 at Reese 4 p.m.; 14 at Millington Tourn. 9 a.m.; 16 at Cass City 4 p.m.; 19 *Marlette 4 p.m.; 23 at Bad Axe 4 p.m.; 26 *Harbor Beach 4 p.m.; 30 Lakers 4 p.m.;

May

3 *at Ubly 4 p.m.; 6 at Valley Lutheran Tourn. TBA; 7 at Cros- Lex 4 p.m.; 10 *at Brown City 4 p.m.; 14 Vassar 4 p.m.; 16 *Memphis 4 p.m.

*East Division doubleheader

Girls Soccer

March

22 at Armada 5 p.m.; 28 at Yale 4:30

April

11 Harbor Beach 5:30; 13 at Lakers 5:30; 20 Cros-Lex 5:30; 23 USA 5:30; 25 *Dryden 5:30

May

1 *at Memphis 5:30; 3 *at Marlette 5:30; 8 *at Brown City 5:30; 10 at Bad Axe 5:30; 14 *Memphis 5:30; 16 *at Dryden 5:30; 21 *Marlette 5:30; 23 *Brown City 5:30

*Division match

Boys/Girls Track

March

29 at Marlette, w/Bad Axe 4:30

April

10 at Brown City, w/Ubly 4:30; 13 at Brown City Inv. 4 p.m.; 17 at USA, w/Ubly, Bad Axe 4:30; 20 at Marlette Inv. 4 p.m.; 27 TBA

May

4 at Peck Inv., (at Kingston HS) 4 p.m.; 8 Peck, Memphis 4:30; 11 at Hatchet Inv. (Bad Axe) 4 p.m.; 15 GTC Meet at Marlette 4 p.m.; 18 or 19 Regionals at Marlette TBA; 22 Meet at Marlette 3:30; 30 Thumb Meet of Champions at Caro 3:30

Boys Golf

April

10 at Yale 4 p.m.; 12 Brown City 4 p.m.; 16 at Brown City Jamboree (Holly Meadows) 2:30 p.m.; 19 at Ubly Jamboree (Ubly Hts. GC) 4 p.m.; 23 at Harbor Beach Jamboree (Verona Hills) 4 p.m.; 26 Sandusky Jamboree (Woodland Hills GC) 4 p.m.; 27 at Ubly Inv. (Ubly Hts.) 9 a.m.; 30 at Brown City Jamboree (Holly Meadows) 2:30 p.m.

May

1 at Vassar (Vassar GC) 3 p.m.; 3 at Ubly Jamboree (Ubly Hts.) 4 p.m.; 7 at Harbor Beach Jamboree (Verona Hills 4 p.m.; 9 at Brown City Inv. (Holly Meadows) 8:30 a.m.; 10 Sandusky Jamboree (Woodland Hills) 4 p.m.; 14 Jamboree Make-Up day TBA; 15 at Caro (Caro GC) 4 p.m.; 17 Jamboree Make-Up day TBA; 21 GTC Jamboree (18 holes; Woodland Hills) TBA; 23 at Brown City 4 p.m.

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