Girls JV golf concludes it’s season with a 10-4 record

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Even though the girls JV golf season has been done for quite some time, it is never too late to talk about all that these lady Rangers accomplished in such a short amount of time. 

Their first match took place on August 17 against Lowell and Northview. They picked up a win against Lowell and a loss to Northview. The scores were as follows: Northview 214, FHC 219, and Lowell 229. They also picked up two great wins against Grand Rapids Christian on August 22 and against East Grand Rapids on August 24. 

Early on, coach Chris Sobieck saw very good things in these girls as individual people and as a team. The team was young and inexperienced at first, but as each day came and went, the girls grew into tough players with their grit and practice. 

Going into September, the girls received a loss to a very solid Byron Center on September 8.  The score was BC 201 and FHC 231. On September 12, the team played Byron Center and Northview. The scores were as follows: BC 175, FHC 197, and NV 203. 

“The girls definitely have some grit and are determined to improve, I love their enthusiasm and hard work,” Sobieck shared.

As the season went on, coach Sobieck shared endless amounts of good things about the girls. Every game was an improvement, whether it was a win or loss, and with every game came endless opportunities for the players. 

On September 14, the girls played Forest Hills Northern and Northview. The girls had a great game day and picked up two wins, moving them to 7-3 at this point of the season. During this game, Madison Hushack shot a career-best with 48. 

Sophomore Emmary McKee was the team’s top shooter overall for the entire season. This hard work got her promoted to varsity for the next couple of games. It was her low scores and determination that really set her up for success. This meant that anyone could take over the top shooter spot for the team. 

On September 19, the girls played Lowell and Northern and went 1-1 for the match, losing to Lowell and winning against Northern. On September 22, the girls played East Grand Rapids and Grand Rapids Christian and won against both teams with a 217 score. This put them 10-4 for the season and in a great place for the conference tournament. 

The OK White tournament took place on Monday, September 28. The weather was cold and rainy at Boulder Creek Golf Course in Belmont as eight teams teed up for competition. The Rangers placed fifth overall with a score of 239. Byron Center came out on top and Northview came in last. The girls did a great job and played a great game and ended up staying with the 10-4 record. The top shooters of the match were freshman Sami Russell and sophomore Madison Hushack, who both shot a 59. 

“They have learned a lot and have become golfers, not just someone who golfs,” Sobieck shared. 

Overall, the season was successful. With ten matches and the conference tournament, the girls did wonderfully and really came together as a team and as individual players.