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Games Canceled for Monday
The rain has made our baseball/softball fields unplayable for scheduled for today have been moved to tomorrow, Tuesday April 21.  Varsity softball and baseball will play at home vs. Swartz Creek; JV softball/baseball will travel to Swartz Creek for 4:00 double-headers.

The freshman baseball game scheduled at Swartz Creek for tomorrow has been moved to a HOME double-header beginning at 4:00.

Baseball practices for today have been canceled.

Softball practice will be inside at 3:30.

Golf practice will be at Downtown Sports.

The JV golf match vs. Swartz Creek at Spring Meadows is still on for today.

Boys Track ranked 3rd
The first MITCA rankings came out last week and the Boys Track team is currently ranked 3rd in the State of Michigan. The State MITCA Meet is being held at Linden High School, Saturday, May 23.
Boys Track 3rd at Chelsea
Boys track finished 3rd at the Chelsea Relays Friday. Leading the way were the throwers, placing 1st in both Discus and Shot Put. Andy Roberts, Kyle Korman, and Ray Ballard each had personal lifetime bests in the Discus. The 800 Relay team of Mike Gold, Bailey Davis, Jacob Cox, and Cade Dickson had a 3rd place finish.
Varsity Softball at Clarkston Invite
The Linden Varsity softball team, despite solid play, drops 3 games at the Clarkston tournament Saturday, April 18th. Linden opened the tournament with a 10 to 0 loss to Division 1 host Clarkston. Linden played well defensively in the loss.  Playing in her 1st Varsity tournament,  Liz Rakowski broke up a no-hitter with a single. The 2nd game Linden fell to Dakota 6 to 3. Alexa Marsh pitched well giving the Eagles a chance.   Megan Klavitter went 2 for 3 scoring a run.  Sterling DeGayner was 2 for 3 including a double, rbi and run scored.  In the 3rd game,  Linden found themselves down 4 in the 1st inning but fought back to a 6 to 4 final. Christina Clemons settled down pitching and  allowed the Lowell Red Arrows to score only 2 additional runs after the 1st inning giving the Eagle an opportunity to get back in the game. Liz Rakowski, Megan Klavitter, and Rhiannon Morse had 2 hits.   Christina Clemons added a single. On the tournament Rakowski hit .428, Klavitter .400, Morse and Clemons .333.
Freshman BB Opens with Sweep of Holly
Freshman Baseball swept home opener against Holly 12-2 and 5-4.  In the first game Zach Brown picked up the win striking out 9, 5 walking only 5 and giving up only 2 hits.  Noah Giacomantonio had 1 RBI, 1 SB, and scored 1 run.  Corbin Sines had 1 SB.  Zack Horst had 1 SB and scored 2 runs.  Nick Koan had 1 SB and scored 1 run.  Carson Birchmeier had 1 SB and scored 2 runs.  Cody Enberg had 1 hit, 1 SB and scored 2 runs.  Jacob Conly had 1 hit, 1 RBI, 3 SB and scored 2 runs.  Blake Smiecinski scored 2 runs.

In the night cap Blake Smiecinski picked up the win striking out 4 and walking 5.  Hunter Babcock picked up the save striking out the side with the tying run at 3rd and go ahead run at second.  The hitting was led by Noah Giacomantonio and Cody Engberg  with each 1 hit and 1 RBI.  Noah had 1 SB and Cody scored 1 run.   Carson Birchmeier scored 1 run and 1 SB.  Corbin Sines and Brandon Kaluza scored 1 run a piece.
Varsity Girl's Track Performs Well at Chelsea Relays
The Linden Girl’s Track team participated in the Chelsea Relays Friday afternoon. The team placed 8th out of 9 teams overall and put up a great showing against some excellent talent in the state. Top performances included a 2nd place overall finish in the 4x3200 Relay consisting of Courtney Davis, Taylor Ganger, Savannah Ferrara, and Maya Gossett.  The team’s 4x100 Shuttle Relay team also placed 2nd overall thanks to the efforts of Breyanna Turnipseed, Madison Piet, Kathryn Resseguie, and Delany Dubois. Other top performances included Autumn Rohl in the Discus with a lifetime personal best throw of 49 feet. Ashleigh Cameron also performed strongly with a throw of 17 feet 5 ˝ inches in the Shot Put. 
Golfers Improve at Haslett Invite
The Eagles improved by 25 strokes over a tougher track to shoot a team score of 331 at the Haslett Invitational at Forest Acres East.  Nolan McDonald and Devon Cota each shot 83, Trevor Sundrla had 84 and Tony Mastin carded a 86 to round out the scoring for Linden.  The Eagles will return to league action on Monday vs Swartz Creek.
Varsity Soccer Shuts Out the Blue Devils
The Eagles hosted Lake Fenton on Friday night and finished with their second shut out of the young season 5-0.  Maddie Zayan scored twice for Linden while Alia Frederick,  Erica Breitling. and Erica Freeman each added a goal.  Madison Paige and Bridget Adams combined on the shutout.  The Eagles are now 3-1-0 on the season.
Girls Track beats Clio, loses to Brandon
The Girls Track and Field team came out of their first league competition with a win against Clio and a tough loss against a talented Brandon squad. Some great performances were turned in by several team members including: Taylor Ganger 1st in the 800 and 2nd in the 1600, Bella Blank 1st in the 400, Jessica Daul 1st in shotput and 2nd in discus, Breyanna Turnipseed 2nd in the 300 hurdles, Courtney Davis 3rd in the 3200, and Brooke Ovington 3rd in the long jump and high jump.
Varstiy Softball Sweeps Holly
The Linden varsity softball team swept Holly in last night's doubleheader. In the 1st game, Linden came back from 7 runs down to win 12 to 10. Alexa Marsh 3 hits, Emily Williams had 2 hits and Liz Rakowski had 2 hits and drove in 2 runs. In the 2nd game, Linden won 13 to 4. Alexa Marsh got the win pitching, Megan Klavitter had 3 hits, Molly Churches had 3 hits and 4 rbis.
Varsity Baseball Splits with Holly

In Game 1, Austin Buerkel makes 2 runs hold up for the Linden Eagles Varsity in 2-1 win over Holly.  The Linden Eagles Varsity's offense didn't make it easy on Austin Buerkel at Holly, providing two runs off of Holly pitching on Thursday, but the Linden Eagles Varsity's starter was still able to get the job done.  Buerkel threw seven innings on the way to a win allowing 4 hits, walked 3 and struck out 7.  The Linden Eagles Varsity's Brady Sarkon was perfect at the dish, going 2-2. He singled in the first and sixth innings.  The lone run of the game for Holly crossed the plate in the second inning on a steal of home.  The Linden Eagles Varsity stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the fourth, scoring two runs on an error and an RBI single by Marshael Ryan.  The Eagles outhit the Bronchos 6 to 4 in the contest on the way to their win.
In Game 2, The Linden Eagles Varsity outslug Holly despite losing 5-1 and spoiling a great outing by hurler Jake Marshall.  Jake Marshall gave up just two hits, allowed one earned run, walked three and struck out four during his six innings of work despite getting credited with the loss.   The Linden Eagles Varsity won the hit battle 8-2 on Thursday, but couldn't push enough runs across to get the win, instead losing 5-1 in seven innings to Holly.  Bailey Davis went a perfect 3-3 at the dish for the Linden Eagles Varsity. He singled in the third, fifth, and seventh innings. Holly never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring two runs on zero hits. Holly built upon its lead with three runs in the fifth.  Linden could not manage to score another run in the contest, losing 5-1. 
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Boys Track starts season with 2 wins
Track and Field traveled to Brandon for a Metro League double dual vs the host school and Clio. The boys came away victorious against both. Winning first place overall in the meet were: Devyn Daul Pole Vault; Andy Roberts Shot Put; 3200 Relay Team of Mikey Varacalli, Nick McDonald, Conor Sproule, & Andy Bennett; 800 Relay Team of Bailey Davis, Mike Gold, Cade Dickson, & Jacob Cox; Varacalli 1600 M Run; Dawson Blank 400 M Dash; The boys are at Chelsea Friday evening and then travel to Holly next week for a key Metro dual.
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Lake Fenton
In the first game, The Linden Eagles Varsity beat Lake Fenton 6-0 in seven innings on Tuesday at Linden after a four-run explosion in the fifth inning.  The Linden Eagles Varsity scored in the fifth on a two-run single by Brady Sarkon, a sacrifice fly by Kevin Bates, and an error. Austin Buerkel reached base three times in the game for the Linden Eagles Varsity. He singled in the fifth and sixth innings. Austin Buerkel started on the mound and pitched 2 innings of no hit ball striking out 4 of the 6 outs he retired.  Relieving Buerkel was Marshael Ryan who picked up the win. He pitched one shutout inning. He struck out two, walked none and surrendered one hit.  Pitching the remaining 4 innings was Bates who baffled Lake Fenton, striking out eight batters. Bates gave up just two hits over the four strong shutout innings he pitched.
In the second game, The Linden Eagles Varsity beat Lake Fenton 7-0 in six innings.  The Eagles got on the scoreboard first thanks to a first inning rally that saw two runs cross the plate on an error and a groundout by Chris Kitch.  The Linden Eagles Varsity scored one run in the second inning, and then followed it up with one more in the third. In the second, the Linden Eagles Varsity scored on a double steal, included was a steal of home, bringing home Bates.  The Linden Eagles Varsity scored three runs in the fifth on an error, an RBI single by Kevin Bates, and an RBI single by Ethan QuesnelleAustin Buerkel got on base three times in the game for the Linden Eagles Varsity. He singled in the fourth and fifth innings.  Tim Sines kept Lake Fenton off the scoreboard for all six innings he was on the bump. He pitched a shutout, allowing no runs on two hits while striking out seven. 
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JV Baseball Sweeps Lake Fenton
The JV Eagles continue to roll with a sweep of Lake Fenton 7-1 and 11-0.  In the first game Trey Link got the win. Lucas Marshall had a hit with 2 RBI's and a SB.  Aaron Sarkon had 2 hits 2 RBI's and 4 SB. Drake Mclaughlin had 1 hit 2 runs scored. Ryker Rivera had a double with a run scored. Jamon Link had 3 put outs from behind the plate. 
In the nightcap, James Roan got the win. Brendan Buerkel had 2 hits with a double and 2 runs scored. Gabe Nosek  had 1 hit  with 2 runs scored. Ian Crampton had 1 hit and 1 RBI. Jakub Gagne had 1 hit and 2 RBI's.
Varsity Softball Drops Two to LF
The Linden Eagles Varsity fall to Lake Fenton 3-2The Linden Eagles Varsity fell to Lake Fenton 3-2 at Linden Varsity. Kalani Lau recorded the win for Lake Fenton. She allowed two runs over five innings. Lau struck out one, walked two and gave up three hits. Alexa Marsh couldn't get it done in the circle for the Linden Eagles Varsity, taking a loss. She lasted seven innings, walked none, struck out none, and allowed three runs. Lake Fenton closer Sydney Sheyachich put away the final six outs to record the save. Lake Fenton never trailed after scoring two runs in the first on a two-run single by Sheyachich. Two runs in the bottom of the fourth helped the Linden Eagles Varsity close their deficit to 3-2. An RBI single by Molly Churches and an RBI single by Marsh fueled the Linden Eagles Varsity's comeback. Lake Fenton stopped the rally after Lau got Emily Williams to fly out.
The Linden Eagles Varsity fall 7-0 to Lake Fenton despite Kim Freitas's effort the Linden Eagles Varsity fell 7-0 to Lake Fenton at Linden Varsity on Tuesday. K Roe recorded the win for Lake Fenton. She tossed seven innings of shutout ball. K Roe struck out 10, walked none and gave up three hits.M DraegerS Sheyachick and K Roe helped lead Lake Fenton. They combined for 10 hits and six RBIs. Christine Clemons took the loss for the Linden Eagles Varsity. She allowed seven runs in seven innings, walked none and struck out none.
JV Softball Sweeps Lake Fenton
No Lake Fenton batter was able to locate Megan Oda's pitches during game 1. Oda threw a no-hitter, striking out six batters and walking one while recording the teams first no-hitter. She was supported by great fielding as the Eagles allowed only the one baserunner via walk.
Five runs in the first three innings helped the Eagles defeat Lake Fenton. An RBI single by Oda, an RBI single by 
Taylor Stoolmaker, an RBI double by Karley Kraus, and an RBI single by Heather Crampton during the first inning helped the Linden Eagles put some runs on the board early. Crampton racked up three RBIs on three hits for the Eagles.
The Linden Eagles beat Lake Fenton on Tuesday 14-4 in five innings in game 2.The Eagles scored seven runs in the third on an error, an RBI single by Jessica Richert, a single by Isabel Wright, an RBI triple by Liz Rakowski, a two-run double by Megan Oda, and an RBI double by Deanna Jenkinson. Richert went a perfect 3-3 at the plate for the Eagles. Rakowski recorded her 3rd win of the year.  She allowed four runs over five innings. She struck out five, walked one and surrendered four hits.  Ashley Bertschy sealed the game with a perfect bunt scoring Isabel Wright from second.  Ashley caught everyone by surprisse, including the coaches!
Soccer Wins at Chelsea
The Eagles traveled to Chelsea on Wednesday night and came home with a 2-0 shut out victory in non-league action. Keepers Bridget Adams and Madison Paige combined on the shut out. Erica Breitling and Jessie Magalski scored for Linden with Katie Wilkowski adding an assist. The Eagles are now 2-0-0 on the season.
Girl's Track Finishes First at Folwerville Early Bird
The Girls Track and Field team competed in the Fowlerville Early Bird Invitational Wednesday to place first overall in the meet. Top performers included Alexis Brandt 3rd in the 100 M Dash and 1st in the Pole Vault; Samantha Greene 2nd in the 200 M Dash and 5th in the 100 M Dash; Miranda Greene 6th in the 100 M Dash and 7th in the 200 M Dash; Amelia Simberg 3rd in the 200 M Dash; Bella Blank 2nd in the 400 M Dash; Emily Cemazar 4th in the 400 M Dash and 4th in the High Jump; Taylor Ganger 1st in the 800 M Run; Courtney Davis 3rd in the 800 M Run and 4th in the 1600 M Run; Breyanna Turnipseed 2nd in the 100 M and 300 M Hurdles; Madison Piet 3rd in the 100 M Hurdles and 2nd in the High Jump; Jessica Daul 2nd in the Shot Put and 5th in the Discus; Lauren Kotalik 2nd in the Discus and 6th in the Shot Put; Brook Ovington 1st in the High Jump and 3rd in the Long Jump. The girls are off until April 15 when they begin league competition against Brandon and Clio. 
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Jake Marshall, our newest State Bank Athlete of the Week.  Last week in our varsity baseball season opener, Jake committed zero errors at shortstop & turned an unassisted double play on defense. On offense he had 5 hits in 8 at bats (.714) and scored 5 runs to lead the team to two wins over Byron. Also even more amazing he stole 10 bases in 2 games!
Coach Fiebernitz Earns 600th Win!!
Congratulations to soccer coach Kevin Fiebernitz who netted his 600th career victory in the girls season opener yesterday at Owosso.  
The Eagles got off to a solid start on the 2015 campaign with a 8-1 victory.  The team started a bit slow, but improved as the game went on.  Maddie Zayan led the Eagle offense with 4 goals of her own to pace the attack.  Alia Frederick, Katie Wilkowski, Gabrielle Freeman and Teresa Walterhouse each added a goal.  Jessie Magalski was the assist leader with three, followed by Erican Freeman with 2 and Emily Waltrip, Jordan Holscher and Erica Breitling adding one apiece.  Madison kPaige and Bridgett Adams shared galkeeper duties with Paige giving up the loan Owosso goal.
Varsity Baseball drops 2 to Fowlerville
Varsity baseball drops two to Fowlerville by scores of 0-2 and 2-5.  Despite outhitting Fowlerville and getting great pitching, lack of timely hitting and poor defense contributed to the Eagles losses.  The Eagles did not allow an earned run the entire day despite dropping both games.

In the first game the Linden Eagles Varsity failed to provide enough offense to beat Fowlerville on Monday at Fowlerville, despite Austin Buerkel's stellar six-inning performance.  Buerkel pitched the entire game, only giving up 2 hits, walking 1 and striking out 5.  Eric Fritz got the win for Fowlerville. He tossed seven innings of shutout ball. Fritz struck out eight, walked two and gave up five hits.  Buerkel was the game's losing pitcher.  The lead stayed with Fowlerville after the first, when Fowlerville scored two runs on a dropped fly ball with 2 outs.  The Eagles threatened all game, stranding 15 base runners without scoring.  The Eagles outhit Fowlerville 5 to 2.

In the second game, the Linden Eagles Varsity lost 5-2 in seven innings at Fowlerville on Monday, despite outhitting Fowlerville seven to six.  The Linden Eagles Varsity were led by Jake Marshall's hitting. Marshall went 2-4 and scored one run. He singled in the first and fifth innings.  Conner Matlock got it done on the mound on the way to a win. He allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings. He struck out five, walked two and surrendered seven hits.  Marshall ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss despite not allowing an earned run. He lasted just 3 2/3 innings, walked three, struck out three, allowed 3 hits and allowed five unearned runs.  Marshal Ryan relieved Marshall and pitched the remaining 2 1/3 innings.  Ryan struck out 2, and gave up 3 hits, not walking a batter or giving up any runs.  The Linden Eagles Varsity jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Marshall got things going for the Linden Eagles Varsity with a single. A stolen base then moved Marshall from first to second. Brady Sarkon doubled, scoring Marshall.  Fowlerville scored one run of its own in the first. Fowlerville scored on a wild pitch.  Fowlerville stayed on top until the final out after taking the lead in the fourth, scoring four runs on two singles.  One run in the top of the seventh helped the Linden Eagles Varsity close their deficit to 5-2. In the last inning, Hunter Jacobson reached 1st on a strike out not fielded by the catcher, and Bailey Davis and Austin Buerkel singled loading the bases with no outs.  Jake Marshall then popped out and a walk by Sarkon scored a run for the Eagles cutting the deficit to 2-5.  However, the game ended when Marshael Ryan bounced into a double play. 
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JV Baseball Sweeps Byron
Linden JV baseball had 16 runs on 9 hits in game 1 defeating Byron 16-0.  The Eagles were led by Aaron Sarkon who went 2-3 with a grandslam home run and pitched a no hitter on 9 strike outs.  Ryker Rivera had 4 SBS going 1-1 and 3 runs scores.  Cole Sarkon went 2-2 scoring twice and adding 2 RBI's of his own. Sawyer Benge had 3 RBI's going 1-1 and scored twice.  Brendan Buerkel, Gavbe Nosek and Lucas Marshall each had hits and 1 RBI.

In the night-cap, Sawyer Benge threw a no hitter dominating the hitters of Byron to win 12-0.  Sawyer pitched 5 innings and had 14 strikeouts.  Byron only put one ball in play which was fielded by Brendan Buerkel.  Ryker Rivera led the offensive charge going 1-1 with 2 runs scored, a walk and 3 stolen bases.  Nick Rossow, Drake McLaughlin and Noah Pearce walked twice and scored 2 runs.

JV Softball Sweeps Byron
The Linden JV Softball Team took a double header from Byron on Tuesday March 24.  Getting their first wins of their high school career were Megan Oda, who pitched 7 strong innings and Liz Rukowski who won the nightcap 11-1.   The team had 25 hits on the night and scored 28 runs over the two games. Jessica Richert went 4 for 5 in the first game with 4 RBI’s including an inside the park home run.  Heather Crampton went 4 for 6 with 3 RBI’s.  Liz Rukowski , Karley Kraus and  Ashley Bertschy had 3 hits each.  Ashley also walked twice on the night, and Liz drove in three runs.  Having two hits each were Taylor Stoolmaker and Deanna Jenkinson. Deanna tripled to right center in the 2nd inning of game one, leading to a 6 run inning. Sydney Palmquist had a key RBI single in another 6 run inning in game 2.  Also having hits were Isabel Wright, Makena Baldwin, Krya Klocek.  Isabel also started the teams first fielding double play of the year with a nifty play at 2nd.  The Eagles were also very aggressive on the basepaths as 13 different baserunners crossed home plate.  
Varsity Baseball Sweeps Byron 13-3 & 9-0

Linden Eagles Varsity jumps on Byron early and coast to 13-3 win in the 1st game and Austin Buerkel throws no-hitter as the Linden Eagles Varsity defeat Byron 9-0 in the nightcap.

In the first game, the Linden Eagles Varsity jumped out to an early lead on Byron and captured a 13-3 victory on Tuesday at Linden.  Ten runs in the first three innings allowed the Linden Eagles Varsity to put the game away early.  An RBI single by Marshael Ryan, a single by Chris Kitch, a sacrifice fly by Kevin Bates, and an RBI single by Ethan Quesnelle during the first inning and a sacrifice fly by Brady Sarkon and an error in the second inning supplied the early offense for the Linden Eagles Varsity.  Jake Marshall reached base four times in the game for the Linden Eagles Varsity. He singled in the first, second, and third innings.  Ryan brought the heat against Byron during his outing. Byron managed just one hit off of Ryan, who allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out four during his 1 1/3 innings of work to close the game.  As the starter, Tim Sines got it done on the rubber on the way to a win. He allowed three runs over 3 2/3 innings. He struck out eight, walked four and surrendered four hits.  .

In the second game, Austin Buerkel threw a no-hitter in the Linden Eagles Varsity's 9-0 victory over Byron.  No Byron batter was able to locate Buerkel's pitches during the game. Buerkel threw a no-hitter, striking out five batters and walking none while recording his momentous feat. He got R L'Esperance to fly out for the final out of the game.  Five runs in the first three innings helped the Linden Eagles Varsity put Byron away early. An error in the first inning and an error during the second inning fueled the Linden Eagles Varsity's offense early.  Marshael Ryan racked up three RBIs on two hits for the Linden Eagles Varsity.  The Linden Eagles Varsity increased their lead with three runs in the third. Ryan kicked things off with a single, plating Jake Marshall and Tim Sines.  The Linden Eagles Varsity tacked on another four runs in the fourth. A clutch bases loaded walk scored Bailey Davis to open the scoring in the frame.  Jake Marshall also had 10 stolen bases on the day!
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Boys Track 3rd at MSU Indoor
The Boys Track & Field team traveled to the campus of MSU to compete in a team track and field meet. Top performers on the day were: Jacob Cox 3rd in the 60 M Dash; Bailey Davis 8th in the 60 M Dash; Daswon Blank 6th in the 400 M Dash; Cade Dickson 8th in the 400 M Dash; Mikey Varacalli 3rd in the 1600 M Run; Nick McDonald 4th in the 1600 M Run; Varacalli in the 3200 M Run; Kyle Korman 2nd in the Shot Put; Andy Roberts 3rd in the Shot Put; Mike Gold 2nd in High Jump; Nolan Hill 5th in Pole Vault; Hill 7th in Long Jump; Cox, Mike Gold, Trent Strang, and Bailey Davis 5th in the 800 Relay; Blank, Aaron Moull, Dickson, & Jake Brown 6th in the 1600 M Relay; Andy Bennett, McDonald, Conor Sproule, & Jack Eck in the 3200 Relay. The boys are off until April 1 when they compete at Fowlerville. 
Games Canceled for Monday
JV and varsity softball and baseball games scheduled for this evening have been postponed until tomorrow against Byron.  All games will be played at Linden beginning at 4:00.

The JV and varsity soccer games schedule for tonight at Fenton have been postponed to a later date.
14-15 Winter All-Metro Athletes
Boys LaCrosse Meeting
There will be an important meeting for all boys interested in playing lacrosse tomorrow, Wednesday March 18, at 3:00 pm in the LInden High School cafeteria.  Conditioning practices will begin on Thursday March 19 from 5-7 at LInden High School.  All players must have a tryout card from the Athletic Office before being able to participate in conditioning or practices.
Blake Hutchings All-State
Freshman Blake Hutchings earned All-State honors on Saturday with a 10th place finish on the vault with a score of 8.850 in the D2 MHSAA gymnastics state finals.  Blake also qualified for the All-Around competition and finished with solid scores on the beam, bars and floor.  Freshmen Macy Mitchell and Nicole Haberkamp also qualified to compete on the beam at the state event.  
Linden Griffins Hockey Players Earn All-Conference


Second Team:
Brendan Buerkel, Forward,10, Linden


Honorable Mention

Tyler Bourassa, Forward,10, Linden

Buck Hudson, Forward,12, Linden

Manny Vomolakis, Goalie,11, Linden


Linden basketball has officially completed their 2014-2015 regular season. Their strong finish has earned them respect by the league and its coaches. The Flint Metro League meeting was held this past weekend to recognize the Flint Metro League champion and the players for their individual accolades.

Tyler Hoeberling led the Eagles in scoring and was a Top 10 scorer in league play, averaging 12 points per contest. Tyler was named 2nd team All-Flint Metro League  and the only underclassman in the conference selected to either the 1st or 2nd team.

Kevin Hoeberling was responsible for over 35% of Linden's assists and was 2nd in the league in assists with 68. Kevin was a Flint Metro League honorable mention selection.

Mike Gold led the Eagles and the Flint Metro League with 118 rebounds (2nd place was 95). Mike was a Flint Metro League honorable mention selection.

The Eagles take on the Holly Bronchos tonight 7pm at Brandon to open up District play. Holly went 14-0 in the Metro league, and have Saginaw Valley State signee and unanimous top 1st team All-Metro league selection Jake Daniels. Linden looks to continue their momentum after beating rivals Swartz Creek and Fenton the last two games.
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to Mike Gold who has been selected as the State Bank Athlete of the Week for basketball. Mike recorded a double-double with 10 points  and 10 rebounds and a monster 4th quarter to lead the Eagles in a victory over Fenton last week.
Gymnasts Solid at Regionals
The Linden/Fenton/LF very young gymnastics team had a great performance at the MHSAA Regionals on Saturday at Haslett HS finishing in 6th place from a field of 12 teams.  Captain Jordan Dawson from Fenton, Miranda Stevens from LF and freshman Macy Mitchell, Blake Hutchings, Jessica Richert and Nicole Hauberkamp combined for solid performances.  Nicole Haberkamp and Macy Mitchell each qualified on the beam and Blake Hutchings qualified for the All-Around at the MHSAA State Finals next Saturday at Richmond HS in Grand Rapids.  Congratulations to Coach Holden and the gymnastics team!
McNeill Advances
Austin McNeill has advanced to the medal round today were he will wrestle to see where he places top 8 in the field, Austin is currently 2-1.  Please wish Austin luck. Luke Zimmerman finished 1-2 at the state finals losing his last match in the blood round which is the round to get in to place. Luke was winning 7-4 with :30 seconds remaining in his match where he got caught in a cradle and ended his season.  Luke is a junior and Austin is a senior. You can follow Austins progress
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to the following athletes that were named as the State Bank Athletes of the Week for last week:  Kyle Korman (Basketball); Macy Mitchell (Gymnastics); Cameron Fraser (Bowling) and Megan Oda (Bowling).

Kyle Korman, a senior, becomes a two-sport winner of this award.  Kyle had 29 pts, 22 rebounds, 8 blocked shots lastweek.  On Senior Night he posted 10 points, 6 rebounds, 5 blocks, 4 assists, and 3 steals.

     Macy Mitchell, a freshman, has been an important member of the gymnastics team all season.  She has helped her team qualify for Regional competition tomorrow at Haslett HS.
 Bowler Cameron Fraser, a junior, bowled a 251, 162 & 150 for a 563 series placing him in 
the top 16 of singles tourney.   

Megan Oda,bowled a 178, 128, 116 for a series of 4

D2 MHSAA Ind Wrestling Championships
Senior Austin McNeill and junior Luke Zimmerman will compete today in the Division 2 State Wrestling championships at the Palace. Good luck guys!!
Soccer Practice
HS Girl's Soccer Practice starts Monday, March 9 at 7:00pm in the High School Gym. If you aren't doing a spring sport we would like you to consider joining the soccer team. 
Please make arrangements prior to practice to get a tryout card from the Athletic Office, don't wait until the last minute.
Contact Coach Fiebernitz at 
Go Eagles...
Track Practice
Track Practice starts Monday, March 9 at 2:30 in the High School Gym. If you aren't doing a spring sport and would like to work yourself into better shape, consider joining the track team. Please make arrangements prior to practice to get a tryout card from the Athletic Office, don't wait until the last minute. Bring clothes for the weather, pants/hoodie/jacket/gloves/hat. Come join in the fun!!!
Spring Try-Out Cards
Tryout cards for all spring sports will be available starting on Wednesday March 4 in the athletics office.  In order to get a tryout card, all athletes must have: Play to participate fees for the spring season are due prior to the first contest of the season.
Eagles Defeat Fenton in Metro Closer
Linden had a great win at home on senior night and now had to face crosstown rival Fenton on their Senior Night. The last Linden varsity basketball win against Fenton was December 19, 2003. With big freshman and JV wins against Fenton the night before, Linden varsity had to step up to complete the sweep to end the Flint Metro regular season. 
Linden got out to a slow start to begin the game, down 10-0. The Eagles made adjustments and closed the gap to 14-10 by the end of the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter the Eagles took control. From the time Linden was down 10-0, the Eagles closed the half on a 22-8 run, up by four points at halftime. In the 3rd quarter it was great action, Fenton went on a run and led by six points. Kevin Hoeberling's and-1 basket cut the deficit to three points. Here Linden was again, another close game in the 4th quarter, time to answer the bell. Behind Mike Gold, Johnny Campbell, and defensive toughness by Kyle Korman, the Eagles went on a 13-0 run in the 4th quarter, sealing the 48-42 emotional victory and the court storming by the Linden students. Linden was led in scoring by Johnny Campbell with 12 points, Mike Gold with a double-double 10 points and 10 rebounds, Kyle Korman with 11 points 8 rebounds and taking an impressive program changing offensive charge in winning time. Logan Steiert finished with 8 points, Kevin Hoeberling with 5 points and 3 assists. Jake Zorn and leading scorer Tyler Hoeberling both had two points, combining for only 1 turnover, but their unselfishness to move the ball and their defensive presence to help hold the Fenton Tigers to 26.9% shooting won't show up in the stat sheet.
Linden JV Boys Defeat Fenton
What started out a bit slow, tied 23-23 at the half, was corrected and Linden dominated Fenton in the second half. The final was 68-47 with Linden coming to life and proving this team is the real deal. Leading all Linden scorers, Cole Sarkon, had 0 in the first half and then caught fire and went on a 20 point scoring exhibition. Gavin Lund proved too much for the Fenton rim protectors, scoring 17, getting 9 of those from the free throw line. Josh Beil contributed 12, and was an absolute menace on defense. Garrett Strang  drove to the rim as he pleased and scored 11. Scoring 8 and getting rebound after rebound over the Fenton bigs, Conor Faught proved his worth.

See you Tuesday March 3rd at Hartland as the JV guys finish their 2014/2015 season on the road.
Freshman Boys Complete Sweep of Fenton
The Freshman Boys Basketball team defeated Fenton 48-40 Thursday night in Linden, completing a season sweep of their cross-town rivals.

The shots were falling early as the Eagles quickly jumped out to a 17-10 first quarter lead.  Linden was able to extend the lead in the second quarter and led 28-18 at the half.  Fenton did not give up, closing the lead to 4 points after three quarters of play.  Linden was able to make enough free throws in the fourth quarter to hold off the pesky Tigers and earn the victory.   

Ten Eagles scored on the night.Nick Koan led Linden with 16 points on the night.  Noah Giacomantonio added 7 points, including 4 of 4 from the free throw line in the fourth quarter.  
Also scoring were Blake Knox with 6, Andrew Burns and Owen Wagnitz with 4 each, Corbin Curtis and Zach Horst with 3 each, Corbin Sines and Seth Mossing with 2 each, and Nick Mcdonald with 1 point.

The Eagles are now 15-4 on the season.
JV Girls Lose at Fenton
Linden JV girls played tough, but dropped a close one on the road 39-46 at Fenton.  Bella Blank had 21 points for the Eagles to lead the scoring.  Madison Paige had 7, Taylor Stoolmaker with 6 and Breyanna Turnipseed had 5.
Linden JV Boys Win on the Road at Swartz Creek
In what was expected to be a very intense and fast paced game, was all of that and so much more. Both team played extremely fast and competed intensely. Swartz Creek had several put back dunks and Linden shot the lights out. Leading all Linden scorers, Garrett Strang had 21. Conor Faught played very good around the rim and had 17. Gavin Lund had 15 and Josh Beil had 13, combining for 6 of the teams 13 3-point shots. Cole Sarkon had 7 points. George Shebby played great off the bench and was very pivotal in rebounding and playing solid defense.
Freshman Boys Win at Creek
The freshman boys avenged an earlier loss by defeating Swartz Creek Wednesday night by a 51-47 score in Swartz Creek.  
The Eagle shooters came out smoking hot as Linden built a 32-15 halftime lead.  
Creek had a furious rally in the 4th quarter, but ran out of time. 
Nick Koan led all scorers with 17 points. Zach Horst and Andrew Burns chipped in 8 and 7 respectively.  
Also scoring for Linden were Blake Knox with 5, Seth Mossing and Noah Giacomantonio with 4 each, Owen Wagnitz had 3, Corbin Sines had 2, and Corbin Curtis scored 1 point.  
The Eagles are now 14-4 on the season.  
Gymnasts Win Again
The LFLF Gymnastics team defeated Vassar with a score of 135.725 to 123.425 at their last meet of the season. Miranda Stephens took 2nd on vault 1st on beam, 1st on bars 1st on floor and a 1st all around. Jessica Richert took 4th on vault, 3rd on bars, 2nd on beam 5th on floor and a 2nd all around. Blake Hutchings took 1st on vault. 2nd on bars,2nd on floor and a 3rd all around. Macy Mitchell took 3rd on beam, 3rd on floor and a 5th all around. Jordan Dawson took 5th on vault, 5th on bars, 4th on beam and a 6th all around. Nicole Haberkamp took 5th on beam and 6th on floor. The team will be heading to Haslett for Regional competition on March 7th  . 
Kevin Wright Commits to Lawrence Tech
Congratulations to Kevin Wright on his commitment to attend Lawrence Tech and compete on their soccer team in the fall of 2016:

Wrestlers Advance to Finals
Congratulations to senior captain Austin McNeill and Junior Luke Zimmerman as both of them have advanced to the Division 2 Individual Wrestling State Finals next week at the Palace of Auburn Hills.  Austin finished a strong 2nd.  On the day Austin knocked off the #4 ranked wrestler in the state and lost a very close 9-6 decision in the finals to the #3 ranked wrestler in the state.  Luke finished 4th overall at the 112 lb. weight class.  This is both of the Linden wrestlers first trip to the State Finals.  We are very proud of their accomplishments, be sure to wish them well as they will be representing Linden.  The state finals will be March 5/6/7. 
Girls Hoops Win for Seniors
The varsity girls basketball team stepped it up for senior night on Friday with a convincing 49-42 victory over the Swartz Creek Dragons.  Taylor Smith led the Eagles with 18 points, 4 assists and 6 rebounds.  Sterling DeGayner poured in 15 points and added an assist.  The Eagles will close out the Metro season on Friday with a game vs Fenton on the road.
Senior Night Win for the Eagles
Linden hosted Senior Night for the six seniors Matt Beil, Kyle Korman, Kevin Hoeberling, Jake Zorn, Mike Gold, and Johnny Campbell. The Eagles faced rival Swartz Creek Friday night in front of a terrific crowd. The Eagles took a 28-20 lead at the half and never looked back. After the 3rd quarter the score was 43-30, Linden. With all seniors on the court, the Eagles opened up the quarter on a 5-0 run to extend the lead 48-30. The Eagles held on to win 64-52, with the seniors being subbed out at home for the last time in their basketball careers with 26 seconds left in the game. It was a great night for our seniors and the Linden basketball program. Jake Zorn led the seniors in scoring with 12 points going 4/6 from the field with 3 rebounds. Kyle Korman had a complete game with 10 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 blocks, and 2 steals. Mike Gold had an aggressive game with 8 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. Johnny Campbell had 8 points and 2 steals, going 4/5 from the free throw line. Kevin Hoeberling had 5 points, 6 assists, and 3 steals. Playing only 17 minutes, sophomore Tyler Hoeberling led Linden in scoring with 15 points on 4/7 shooting from the floor and a perfect 4/4 from the free throw line. Fenton will host Linden for their Senior Night next Friday at 7:30, should be a great game and atmosphere.
Make-Up Sub Varsity
The Freshman/JV basketball games that were canceled last evening have been rescheduled for Wednesday February 25th.  The girls will play at LInden and the boys will play at Swartz Creek with the freshman games at 5:30 and JV immediately afterwards.
Bennett Scores at SEMSL
Senior Andy Bennett closed out his ski season with a solid performance at the South Eastern Michigan Ski League finals coming in 20th in the slalom and 11th place in the giant slalom.  Great season Andy!
JV Boys Lose on the Road
The JV guys had a hard time rebounding and gave up too many in defensive transition. The guys played with great effort but came up short against a good Chelsea team. Leading all scorers, Conor Faught had 14 points. Cole Sarkon had 13 and Josh Beil added 8. Gavin Lund contributed 7 while Jamon Link had 6. Garrett Strang got 5 of his own.

Next the JV boys travel to Swartz Creek. Please come support the guys for what stands to be a very fast paced and exciting game.
Freshman Boys Earn Road Victory at Chelsea

The Freshman boys improved their record to 13-4 with a 58-42 victory over Chelsea Wednesday night.


The Eagles got out to a fast start, outscoring Chelsea 21-12 in the opening quarter and cruising to victory.  

All players saw significant minutes in the game and contributed to the victory in some way.


Corbin Sines led Linden with 14 points.  Blake Knox scored 12.  Also scoring for Linden were Nick Koan with 10, Corbin Curtis and Andrew Burns with 6 each, Noah Giacomantonio and Devon Coe with 3, and Seth Mossing and Zach Horst with 2 each.

Flint Metro League Launches New Website

Flint Metro League athletic directors are pleased to announce a new website devoted to enhancing the experience of athletic participation by our athletes, coaches and followers, as well as making it easier for local media to tell our story.   The new website may be found at  Here you will have access to up-to-date results and standings of current season sports; historical data for all 23 FML sports; and maps to all contest sites.  The “Latest News” blog will post important news as it happens, including league championships, all-league teams, teams showing the best sportsmanship, MHSAA tournament accomplishments, and other noteworthy events.
If you have any questions or suggestions related to the new league website, please share them with your athletic director.  Links to each member school’s athletic website are listed in the footer at the bottom of each page on our league website.  Our aim is to have this website serve as a tool to make it easier for you follow what is happening in our gyms and on our courts, fields, courses and tracks.
Freshman Boys Defeat Flushing
The Freshman boys swept the season series from Flushing with a 32-29 come from behind victory Monday night.  
The Eagles struggled on offense and defense in the first half and found themselves down 22-13 at the break.
Linden made the necessary adjustments at halftime and outscored Flushing 19-7 in the second half to secure the win.

Nick Koan led the Eagles with 9 points.  Corbin Sines and Blake Knox were right behind with 8 points each.
Also scoring for Linden were Zach Horst with 3 and Andrew Burns and Seth Mossing each had 2.

The boys are now 12-4 on the season.
Linden JV Boys Over Flushing
The Linden/Flushing rematch went in a very different direction tonight. Linden played confident, aggressive and dominated Flushing in all aspects of the game. Leading scorer Cole Sarkon had 22. Conor Faught played very strong and had 17 points. Gavin Lund contributed 11 with a very impressive swagger. Garrett Strang added 9 scoring from the perimeter as well as being unstoppable getting to the rim. Josh Beil had 7 and was a defensive nightmare for Flushing. Jamon Link added 3 with great minutes off the bench.

The JV boys play their second of three games this week on Wednesday at Chelsea.
The Eagles advanced 7 wrestlers to Regionals at Bay City Western next weekend. Austin McNeill 1st, Bryce Davis and Patrick Kerr 2nd, Luke Zimmerman 3rd, Aaron Steedman 3rd, Dawson Blank 4th, and Cade Dickson 4th.
Gymnasts Defeat Fowlerville
The gymnastics team traveled to Fowlerville and returned with a 139.425- 124 victory over the Gladiators.  The team is peaking at the right time as they prepare for Regional competition.
Varsity Boys Lose in OT
Linden was in a hard fought battle at Brandon on Friday night. Linden led for most of the game until the 4th quarter. The game was back and forth, both teams not backing down. Linden was winning 51-50 when a shooting foul was called with 1.8 seconds left. Brandon made 1 of 2 shots, going into overtime. At the end of overtime, Linden trailed 59-57 with 14 seconds left. Tyler Hoeberling's shot at the buzzer fell short in a heartbreaking loss. The Eagles were lead by Kevin Hoeberling with 14 points and 8 assists. Mike Gold had yet again another double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Logan Steiert chipped in 12 points on four made 3-pointers. Tyler Hoeberling had 8 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. Kyle Korman had 6 points and 8 rebounds. Jake Zorn chipped in with 6 points on two 3-pointers. Linden made a season-high 11 3-pointers.
Congratulations to the Linden Wrestling Team as they won the  programs 6th Team District Title last night against Goodrich 47-24 and in the finals knocked off rival Holly 55-24.  Linden will advance to Team Regionals next week at Linden where they will take on Brandon in the first round.  Winning two matches on the night last night were: Justin Cygnar, Luke Zimmerman, Dawson Blank, Patrick Kerr, Bryce Davis, Cade Dickson, and Austin McNeill.  Going 1-1 were: Chandler Monsey, Braxton Breeden, and Aaron Steedman.  Jaylin Steedman went 1-0.  Linden improved to 21-12 on the year.  The team will wrestle at Individual Districts tomorrow at Goodrich High School.  
Freshman Boys Beat Brandon

The Freshman boys basketball team defeated Brandon at home Thursday night, by a 55-48 score.


Nick Koan led the Eagles with 14 points.  Corbine Sines added 9.

Also scoring for Linden were Seth Mossing and Zach Horst with 7 each, Blake Knox and Devon Coe with each, Owen Wagnitz and Andrew Burns with  each, and Nolan Mcdonald with 



Linden is now 11-4 on the season.

Linden JV Boys Finish Strong to Take the Win Over Brandon
The Linden JV boys started very slow and lacked emotion. But they woke up in the second and came out strong in the third to pull away from Brandon. Leading scorer, Gavin Lund, had 22. Cole Sarkon had 14 and Garrett Strang had 12. Jamon Link shot well and added 10 while Austin Malkin played tough and chipped in 5 more. Trevor Wolford and George Shebby each contributed 2.

Your help would be appreciated Monday when the JV boys play in a rematch game against Flushing. Sure hope to see you there...
Flint Metro League Athlete of the Month
Congratulations to senior Austin McNeill who has been selected by the league AD's as the Flint Metro League male Athlete of the Month for February.  Austin is a two sport athlete who has earned First Team All-Metro recognition in both football and wrestling as well as an outstanding student.  He was undefeated in league competition throughout the wrestling season at #215 and is currently ranked 8th in the state at that weight class.  Great job Austin
Griffins Student Night! (Wed, Feb 11, 2015)


Griffins Student Night!
Griffins Student Night!

Griffins Student Night is Wed, Feb 11, 2015! Your Griffins, Fenton & Linden Varsity Hockey team, takes on the KBH (Kearsley, Brandon & Holly High School) at home in Hartland.

FREE T-SHIRTS for the first 30 students at the door (with student ID)! 

FREE Gift Cards to local businesses will be drawn during the game.  Students will receive a raffle ticket by showing student ID.

Also, old Fenton hockey team jerseys will be for sale.

If you have any questions, contact the Griffins Hockey Boosters by email

2015 Linden Athletic Boosters Golf Outing
The Linden Athletic Boosters will sponsor a golf outing on May 17, 2015 at Willowbrook Golf Course with a shotgun start at 8:00 am.  The cost will be $75.00 per golfer (adults only) and will include 18 holes with cart, 4 person scramble, hot dogs at the turn, Beale Street Smokehouse lunch, raffles and a silent auction.  

Download the registration form here.

Every paid registration will receive a free round of golf for use at a later date!

Not a golfer, join us for lunch and silent auction for $25.00

Become a hole sponsor for $100 
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to junior Luke Zimmerman who was named as last week's State Bank Athlete of the Week. Luke placed first at the B.C.Central Bill Evans Memorial Tournament pinning his wrestler in the finals from Battle Creek Lakeview. Luke improved to 35-3 on the season. Luke also had a win against cross-town rival Fenton on Wednesday night to help lead his team to a 2nd place standing and a overall team record of 19-12. Luke was also listed as honorable mention in Division II this week.
Eagles Take Down Holly
Linden girls beat Holly Friday night In OT 46 to 45. Taylor Smith led Linden with 17 points. Sterling DeGayner had 16 and Megan Kenny had 12 with 11 rebounds. Smith hit the game tying basket with 10 seconds remaining in OT and got fouled. She made the free throw to take a 1 point lead and Linden's defense held on for the victory.
All-League Wrestlers
Congratulations to senior Austin McNeill (215) and Luke Zimmerman (119) who earned Metro League Championships yesterday and earned a spot on the First Team All-Metro team.  Patrick Kerr and Bryce Davis earned Second Team All-Metro and Justin Cygnar, Aaron Steedman and Cade Dickson earned Thrid Team All-Metro.  Congrats wrestlers!
Andy Bennett took 3rd place overall in the Divisional slalom with a combined score of 1:04.12 on Wednesday and 17th with runs of 25.06 and 23.10 for a combined time of 48.16 in the GS. Andy has qualified for the SEMSL championships with his efforts and will compete in MHSAA Regioanl competion on Wednesday.

Gymnastics Team Take Two
The Gymnastics team hosted their final home meet of the season last night and the girls went out with a flip, twist and a bang taking first place over Tecumseh and Cass City.  The Linden/Fenton/Lake Fenton squad also set a record for their teams highest score of the season with a 136.150.
Freshman Boys Lose to Holly
The Freshman Boys Basketball team lost to Holly Thursday night, 45-34.

The Eagles had been the only team to defeat Holly this year, and the Bronchos were out for revenge.
Holly raced out to a 24-14 lead at halftime.  Great defense and some timely shots allowed Linden to get that lead down to 4 halfway through the 3rd quarter, but they could not complete the comeback.  

Andrew Burns led the Linden attack with 10 points.
Also scoring were Corbin Sines and Blake Knox with 6 each, Nick Koan with 5, Zach Horst with 4, and Noah Giacomantonio with 3.

Linden is now 9-4 while Holly is 12-1.
Linden and Holly JV Boys Basketball Got After It
Linden and Holly went after each other the entire game. Back and forth lead changes, great offensive runs and great defensive stops. But it was the Linden JV Boys who came out with a win. Josh Beil shot the lights out with 26. Cole Sarkon added 15, Garrett Strang had 13 and Gavin Lund put in 12. Jamon Link had great minutes and had 5 while Conor Faught was a monster and chipped in 4.

The JV guys get a well needed break and do not play again till next Thursday. Then they will face Brandon at home where it sure would be nice to have a large home crowd there supporting the guys as they work hard...
Varsity Girls Win on the Road
Sterling DeGayner led the Eagles to a 60-32 victory on the road against Flint Kearsley with 21 points of her own.  Taylor Smith added 14 points and Megan Kenney had her third double-double of the season with 10 points and 13 rebounds.  The Eagles were up by only 6 at the half, but came out strong in the second half and outscored Kearsley 21-6 in the 3rd quarter to open up the lead and seal the victory.
JV Girls Defeat Kearsley
The Eagle JV girls defeated Kearlsley 48-15 on Tuesday night on the road. Bella Blank was the high scorer with 21 points and Taylor Stoolmaker followed with 11.  Both Karley Kraus and Madison Paige had 7 for Linden.
Freshman Boys Defeat Kearsley

The Freshman boys earned a tough 51-40 Metro League win over Kearsley on Tuesday night. Down 9-8 after 1 quarter, the Eagles went on a 20-10 run in the second quarter to build a 9 point halftime lead.  That lead would grow to as much as 17 in the second half as they cruised to the victory. 9 Eagles would score in the game.  Corbin Sines led Linden with 15 points. Noah Giacomantonio added 10. Blake Knox and Zach Horst scored 6 each. Zane Arnold scored 5 Owen Wagnitz and Andrew Burns scored 3 each. Nick Koan scored 2. and Seth Mossing scored 1 point.

JV Boys Return Home for Win Over Kearsley
After starting very slow and lacking effort on the defensive end, the JV boys responded by scoring 28 in the 2nd and 19 in the first 3 minutes of the 3rd. Leading scorer, Gavin Lund, had 24. Cole Sarkon had 20 and Garrett Strang had 11. Conor Faught added 6, while Austin Malkin contributed 4 more. Cameron Ruscoe and Gerge Shebby each had 2. Jamon Link and Trevor Wolford each chipped in 1.

See you Thursday at Holly...

Come Support your HS Gymnastics Team 

at their last home meet of the season! 

When: February 5th When: 6:00 pm
Where: Hyatt Elementary School 325 Stan Eaton Dr. Linden 

Gymnasts Take Second
The Linden/Fenton/Lake Fenton gymnastics team competed at the Tecumseh Invitational last weekend against 8 other teams. The squad finished in Second place with a team score of 131.325. Outstanding performers were  Miranda Stephens from Lake Fenton with a 5th on vault, 3rd on bars, and a 4th place all around. Jessica Richert of Linden with a 5th on beam and a 5th place all around.Blake Hutchings from Linden with a 2nd on vault and 4th on beam.
The last home meet for the team is this Thursday 6:00pm at Hyatt Elementary school. If you haven't seen these girls in action you should definitly come out and watch.
Wrestlers Take Second

The Linden wrestling team competed at the Battle Creek Central Annual Bill Evans Memorial tournament on Saturday.  The Eagles finished in 2nd place behind Battle Creek Lakeview.  Linden had 3 champions on the day:  Luke Zimmerman 112, Patrick Kerr 140, and Austin McNeill 215 placed first, Dawson Blank finished 2nd, Aaron Steedman 3rd, and Bryce Davis finished 4th. Jaylin Steedman finished 5th, Cade Dickson and Myca Mihaulik finished 7th and Justin Cygnar placed 8th.
Girls Varsity
Varsity girls dropped 2 tough games this week. Tuesday night lost to Flushing 46 - 25. Sterling DeGayner led Linden with 14 points and Megan Kenney had 7. Friday night at Clio Linden lost 55 - 50. Taylor Smith led all scorers with 21. Sterling Degaynor had 15. Cold shooting in the 2nd and 3rd quarter proved to cost Linden the victory.
Weekend Win For the JV Boys
The JV Boys traveled to Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard for a weekend game. Strength around the rim and overall great defense helped secure a win. Cole Sarkon scored 20, Conor Faught had 16 and Garrett Strang had 10. Gavin Lund added 8 while Jamon Link contribute 4 and Josh Beil chipped in 3 more.

Back to league play on Tuesday at home against Kearsley. Should be a good battle, plan on being there...
Freshman Boys Drop One at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard
The Freshman Boys lost to Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard on Saturday by final score of 30-29.

The Eagle offense came out firing in the first quarter, building up a 15-7 lead.  After that the shooting went cold and Ann Arbor crept back into the game.  Linden was outscored 9-3 in the final quarter and that cost them the win.  

Blake Knox led Linden with 10 points in the game.  Corbin Sines scored 7 and Nick Koan scored 5.
Also scoring for Linden were Noah Giacomantonio, Seth Mossing, and Andrew Burns with 2 each, and Zach Horst with 1.
Varsity Boys at Clio
Linden found themselves in a deep hole after the first half at Clio, losing 37-13 while shooting 4-31 from the field. The Eagles regrouped and were able to fight their way back into the game. Linden made eight 3 pointers in the second half and ten total for the game. Down 24 at the half, Linden was able to cut it to six points but it was too little too late. The Eagles rallied and won the 2nd half 40-18 with a lot of bright spots. Tyler Hoeberling led the Eagles in scoring with 18 points 5 rebounds and 2 assists. Kevin Hoeberling had 10 points 4 rebounds and 3 assists. Jake Zorn played well with 12 points 4 rebounds 3 steals and 2 assists. Mike Gold had a strong game with 8 points 13 rebounds 4 blocks and 4 steals. Logan Steiert played a hard 2nd half with 4 points 5 rebounds 3 assists and 4 steals.
Andy Bennett has become the first LHS student to win the prestigious MHSAA Scholar Athelte Award!  
He will receive a $1,000 scholarship from Farm Bureau Insurance.
To be eligible for the award, students must have a cumulative gpa of 3.5 or higher and have won a varsityletter.  Students were also asked to respond to a series of short essay questions, submit two letters of recommendation and a 500-word essay on the importance of sportsmanship in educational athletics.  Andy was selected from a field of over 1500 applicants as jusged by a 58 member committee of school coaches, counselors, faculty members, administrators and board members from MHSAA schools.  Andy will be honored at halftime of the Class C Boys Basketball final on March 28 at the Breslin Center at MSU.
Freshman Boys Roll Over Clio

The Eagle Freshman Boys protected the home court Thursday night against Clio and earned a 51-25 victory.


Linden found itself down 16-13 after 1 quarter, and then the defense kicked in.  The Eagles held Clio to just 9 points over the course of the next 3 quarters to run away with the victory.


9 Eagles scored in the game, led by Nick Koan's 12 points.

Also scoring were Noah Giacomantonio and Owen Wagnitz with 8 each, Devon Coe with 6, Zach Horst and Blake Knox with 5 each, Andrew Burns with 4, and Corbin Sines with 3.


Linden is now 9-2 on the season.

JV Boys Bounce Back At Home
Great 1st and 3rd quarters gave the JV boys the momentum they needed to get past Clio. Leading scorer, Conor Faught, had 12 points. Josh Beil had 10 and Cole Sarkon added 9. Garrett Strang scored 7. Gavin Lund and George Shebby had 5 each. Nick Rinks chipped in 4 while Trevor Wolford had 3. Austin Malkin and Jamon Link scored as well with 2 points each.

The JV Boys are at Ann Arbor Gabriel Richard this Saturday. Hope to see you there...
Wrestlers Dominate Fenton
The Linden wrestling team continued it's winning ways by dismantling cross-town rival Fenton for the 8th year in a row.  Linden won a decisive victory 57-21.  Winning matches on the night were: Justin Cygnar, Luke Zimmerman, Koleton Krauss, Chandler Monsey, Patrick Kerr, Bryce Davis, Myca Mihaulek, Cade Dickson, Aaron Steedman, and Austin McNeill.  Thank you for all of the support that you've shown this season, the team is currently 19-12 overall and stands in 2nd place heading into the Metro-conference.  The wrestling team will be in Battle Creek this weekend at the 16 team Bill Evans Memorial where they look to bring home some hardware.  
Hoops Round-Up from Flushing

Linden varsity boys had a tough game Tuesday night at new conference foe Flushing losing 35-67 . In the half court, Linden held Flushing to only seven points. The Eagles committed 19 turnovers, scoring off of 17 of them in easy transition baskets. Linden was led in scoring by sophomores Tyler Hoeberling (8) and Trent Strang (6). Kevin Hoeberling managed zero turnovers and four assists. Mike Gold chipped in 5 points and Johnny Campbell added 4 points and a team leading 4 rebounds.

First half Linden scoring woes and fourth quarter Flushing dominance proved to much to overcome for the JV boys who lost 40-61. Leading scorer Cole Sarkon had 12. Garrett Strang had 9 and Josh Beil had 8. Gavin Lund added 6 more and Austin Malkin chipped in 5.

The Freshman boys defeated Flint Metro League newcomer Flushing on Tuesday night, by a 44-40 score.

The Eagles were led in scoring by Zane Arnold with 12 points.

Zach Horst added 9 and Blake Knox chipped in 8.

Also scoring for Linden were Andrew Burns, Seth Mossing,  and Nick Koan with 4 each, and Noah Giacomantonio had 3. Linden stands at 8-2, halfway through the season.

Gymastics Fall to Haslett
With two members of the 6 person gymnastics team out sick the squad had to pull together. Their efforts fell short with a loss to Haslett/Willamston/Bath with a score of 131.925 to 136.725. Miranda Stephens of Lake Fenton took 1st on beam, 1st on bar 4th on beam 4th on vault and a 2nd place all around. Jessica Richert of Linden took 3rd on floor, 4th on bars and a 3rd place all around.  This Saturday they will be heading to the Tecumseh Invitational.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to our State Banks Athletes of the Week:  Sterling DeGayner (Basketball), Logan Steiert (Basketball), Brendan Buerkel (Hockey) and Austin McNeill (Wrestling).
Sterling, a sophomore, led the Eagles to a win over Fenton on Friday night.  For the week, she had 23 points, 2 rebounds, 4 steals, and 2 assists. 

 Logan, a senior, knocked down 20 points including 4 three pointers vs. Fenton on Friday.  He had 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals as well. 
Brendan, a sophomore, has been a leading scorer on the Griffin hockey team all season.  This week, he had 3 goals (a hat trick vs. Gladwin) and three assists to lead the team. 

 Senior captain Austin McNeill continues his stellar wrestling career going undefeated, all by pins, this week to improve his overall record to 34-2.  Austin has been undefeated in the past three tournaments and also earned his      
100th win last week.
Linden Hosts Fenton in Varsity Hoops
The girls varsity team hosted Fenton on Friday night and were able to hold on to defeat the second place Tigers 39-37.  Taylor Smith led all scorers with 17 points and 5 assists. Sterling DeGayner had 8 points and 3 steals. Lauren Kline, Rhiannon Morse and Madison Maxheimer were huge off the bench defensively. Madison also hit a big 3 in the 3rd quarter to help stretch the lead.  Megan Kenney had 13 points to go along with her six points.
In boys hoops, Linden dropped a tough game Friday night against rival Fenton at home 40-45. The Eagles found themselves down early by double digits throughout the game but never gave and never got down by more than 14 points. Linden was sparked by Logan Steiert with four second half 3's, and three coming in the 4th quarter. Down by only two points in the 4th, Linden could not get over the hump. Free throws hurt the Eagles, shooting only 6-16 from the line. Also chipping in was Tyler Hoeberling with 6 points and Devon Cota with 3 points and team leading 7 rebounds.
Gymnasts Win Again
The Linden/Fenton/Lake Fenton gymnastics team celebrated another win Thursday night with a Tri meet against Vassar and Cass City. The team score was 132.125 to Vassar's 123.35 and Cass City's 118.25.  Miranda Stephens of Lake Fenton led the squad with a 2nd on vault, 1st on bar, 1st on beam 1st on floor and a 1st place all around. Jessica Richert of Linden took a 3rd on floor 2nd on bars, 2nd on beam, 2nd on floor and a 2nd all around. Jordan Dawson of Fenton took a 5th on vault, 4th on bars, 5th on beam, 6th on floor and a 5th place all around. Nicole Haberkamp of Linden took a 5th on bars and a 3rd on floor. Macy Mitchell of Linden took 5th on floor.  On Monday January 26th the team heads to Haslett.
Freshman Boys Defeat Fenton
The Freshman boys got back on the winning side Thursday night, defeating crosstown rival Fenton by the score of 41-36.
Blake Knox led the Eagles with 13 points.  Nick Koan added 10.
Also scoring for Linden were Zach Horst with 7, Zach Horst with 5, and Corbin Sines, Aidan Mccarthy, and Seth Mossing with 2 each.

Linden is now 7-2 on the season.
Wrestlers Split Metro Duals
The Linden wrestling team wrestled in Clio last night to take on co-front runners Clio and rival Holly.  In the first dual, Linden upended Holly 45-33.  It was a good dual and the first time the Eagles have defeated powerhouse Holly in 7  years.  In the next dual, Linden was nipped by Clio 43-36.  With several starters out of the line-up the Eagles kept it competitive and that dual was decided by the last match.  Linden is 4-2 on the Metro and still sits in 2nd place in the Metro.  Going 2-0 on the night were: Justin Cygnar, Chandler Monsey, Patrick Kerr, Cade Dickson, and Austin McNeill.  Splitting matches on the night were: Luke Zimmerman, Bryce Davis, and Stojan Prusac. 

Coming soon ... Griffins Student Night! (Wed, Feb 11, 2015)

Posted by: Tabitha Bourassa on Sun Jan 11th 2015 12:44pm

Griffins Student Night!
Griffins Student Night!

Griffins Student Night is Wed, Feb 11, 2015! Your Griffins, Fenton & Linden Varsity Hockey team, takes on the KBH (Kearsly, Brandon & Holly High School)at home in Hartland.

FREE RIDE to the game! School buses are available to commute students from their home High School (Fenton & Linden) to the home game arena in Hartland. Student ID required to board bus. Buses will commute students back to their home High School at the conclusion of the game. Buses leave high schools promptly at 5:00 pm!

FREE T-SHIRTS for the first 30 students at the door (with student ID)! 

Also, the old Fenton hockey team jerseys will be for sale.

If you have any questions, contact the Griffins Hockey Boosters by email

Freshman Boys Lose to Mt. Morris
The Freshman Boys Basketball team traveled to Mount Morris Tuesday night and dropped the non-league contest 48-40.

Nick Koan and Blake Knox each scored 16 points in the contest.
Also scoring for Linden were Seth Mossing with 3, Corbin Sines and Owen Wagnitz with 2 each, and Zane Arnold with 1.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Logan Skinner (bowling), Jessica Richert (gymnastics), Buck Hudson (hockey) and Andy Bennett (ski) who were each named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.
Logan, a sophomore, rolled impressive games of 222 and 248 to take both his points in a win over Fenton.

Jessica,a freshman, had a solid performance in all events to help the gymnastics team to an 8th place finish from 18 schools at the Huron Valley Invite .
 Senior Buck Hudson scored a goal and added an assist in addition to playing lock down defense to help the Griffins to back to back wins, only allowing 3 goals in two games.  Andy Bennett, a senior, 
Slalom 1:10.73 GS 48.52 Andy Bennett placed 6th in Slalom and 10th in Giant Slalom over all in the boys victory over Powers.
Varsity BB at Creek
Linden lost a tough game at Swartz Creek on Friday night.  The Eagles went out in the 1st half, leading by as many as seven points.  Creek went on a 10-0 run to take a 1 point lead at the half.  Creek stormed out in the 2nd half, and Linden had a tough time answering runs.  In the end, the Eagles fell to Creek 44-64.  Tyler Hoeberling lead the Eagle scoring with 13 points, Kevin Hoeberling had 11 points with 3 rebounds and 3 assists, and Trent Strang had 7 points, 4 rebounds and 2 assists.  Kyle Korman was great on the defensive boards with 10 rebounds.
Wrestlers Compete at EMU
The Linden wrestling team will be traveling to Eastern Michigan University on Friday, Jan. 23rd to take on Mason. This is the first time in program history that Linden has wrestled before a college dual meet.  Wrestling will begin at 5:00 PM and we are looking to have a great supporting crowd.  Cost for admission is $5.00.  Please come out and support your team.  The dual will take place in Eastern Michigan University at the Convocation Center at the following address:  
799 North Hewitt Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48197.  After the dual meet, Eastern Michigan will be taking on Michigan State at 7:00 PM.
Wrestlers at Chelsea Invite
The Linden wrestling team finished 2-3 at the chelsea Duals this weekend.  The Eagles defeated Northville and Farmington and took losses to Chelsea, Novi, and Riverview.  Luke Zimmerman, Patrick Kerr and Austin McNeill all finished 5-0 on the day.  Jaylin Steedman and Cade Dickson went 4-1.  Linden improved to 16-0 on the season.
Gymnasts Strong at East Lansing
The Linden-Fenton-Lake Fenton gymnastics team competed at the Jeanne Caruss Memorial Invitational on Sat. Jan. 17th. There were 18 team competing in what was the largest invitational in the state. The Linden-Fenton-Lake Fenton team took 8th place with a team score of 132.825. Out of 90 gymnast, Miranda Stephens took a 7th place on bars, Jessica Richert took 9th place on floor and Blake Hutchings took 7th on bars, 7th on beam and a 7th place all around. 
Their next competition is home meet on January 20th at 6:00 pm at Hyatt Elementary School. Come on out and support these gymnast. 
Boys Ski
LHS senior Andy Bennett took 6th place overall in the slalom competition on Wednesday at Mt. Holly with a two run combined time of 1:10.73.  The team will compete again this afternoon in the giant slalom.
Eagles Split Wrestling Duals
The Linden wrestling team split last night defeating Swartz Creek 47-30 and lost to a scrappy Flint Kearsley squad in the nightcap 42-27.  Linden is still on top of the Metro League with only 1 loss and looks to improve next week at Clio where they take on Clio and rival Holly.  Going 2-0 on the night were: Luke Zimmerman, Patrick Kerr, Cade Dickson, Jaylin Steedman, and Austin McNeill.  Stojan Prusac went 1-0.  Going 1-1 on the night were: Justin Cygnar, Koleton Strauss, Josh Powell, and Aaron Steedman.  Linden will travel to Chelsea on Saturday for the "Coach Kargel Duals."  
Freshman Boys Lose to Creek

The Freshman Boys Basketball team lost its first game of the season to Swartz Creek on Wednesday, by a 35-28 score.


Leading the way for Linden were Blake Knox with 12 points and Corbin Sines with 6.

Also scoring for the Eagles were Zach Horst with 5, Zane Arnold with 3 and Noah Giacomantonio with 2.


Linden is now 6-1 on the season.

Varsity BB at Kearsely
Linden was in a tough battle at Kearsley for all four quarters. Tyler Hoeberling converted his 5th 3-point basket to tie the game at 59-59. Kearsley had the last possession of the game when they drive to the basket and Kyle Korman blocked the shot out of bounds with 2.0 seconds left. Kearsley hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the win, winning 62-59. It was a tremendous effort by the Eagles. They were led by Tyler Hoeberling with 19 points, 2 assists, and 2 rebounds. Mike Gold had a big game with 12 points, 15 rebounds, and 2 blocks. In his first game back in over a week, Kyle Korman was great with 9 points, 7 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Trent Strang chipped in 7 points and 3 rebounds while Johnny Cambell chipped in 8 points. Kevin Hoeberling had a solid game with 2 points, 4 rebounds, and a season-high of 6 assists.
Boys Freshman Win Again

The Boys Freshmen pulled out a close one against Kearsley, scoring 5 points in the last 27 seconds to win 47-45.

Linden led throughout the game until the final minute when Kearsley jumped out to a 3 point lead.  
Clutch drives by Blake Knox and Corbin Sines put the Eagles up by 1.  A free throw with .8 seconds left by Sines rounded out the scoring.

Blake Knox led all scorers with 20 points.  Corbin Sines added 8.

Also scoring for the Eagles were Nick Koan and Andrew Burns with 4 each, Owen Wagnitz and Caiman Moore with 3 each, Noah Giacomantonio and Aidan Mccarthy with 2 each and Zach Horst with 1.

State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Blake Hutchings, Tyler Hoeberling and Megan Kenney who have been named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.
 Blake, a freshman, returned from a 7 week lay-off due to injury, to lead the gymnastics team to a 3rd place finish at the East Lansing Invitational.  Blake had solid routines and led in scores on almost every event for a 5th place overall individually.
Sophomore Tyler Hoeberling had 19 points, 9 assists and 5 steals on the basketball court in two games this week for the Eagles.
Senior Megan Kenney becomes the first LHS two time winner in this school year to earn this award.  Megan had a great week with a pair of "double-doubles" for the girls' basketball teams in wins against Owosso and Brandon.  Megan had 37 points, 26 rebounds, 5 blocks and 4 steals.
Varsity BB v. Brandon
Linden was back in league action against Brandon at home. The largest deficit Linden faced was in the first quarter down 19-3. The Eagles fought within one point in the second half but could not get over the hump, losing 62-49. Linden was led by Johnny Campbell with 10 points, 5 steals, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. Kevin Hoeberling almost managed his first double-double with 10 points and 9 rebounds. Mike Gold added 11 points and 7 rebounds. Tyler Hoeberling added 11 points, 4 assists, and 2 steals.
Gymnasts at East Lansing Invite
The Linden/Fenton/Lake Fenton gymnastics team headed to Lansing on Saturday for the East Lansing invitational. There were 11 high school teams competing and the Linden/Fenton/lake Fenton squad finished in 3rd place with a score of 127.05. Miranda Stephens took an 3rd place on bars. Blake Hutchings took 2nd place on vault, 4th place on bars and a 5th place for all around. 
Freshman Boys Win Again!!!

The Freshman Boys won again Thursday night, going on the road to defeat Brandon in a key Flint Metro League showdown, by a score of 31-25.

The defense was the difference once again, as Linden jumped out to a 8-2 advantage after 1 quarter and never looked back.

Nick Koan led all scorers with 11 points.  Zach Horst added 5 of his own.

Noah Giacomantonio, Blake Knox, and Seth Mossing each contributed 4 points.

Rounding out the scoring was Aidan McCarthy with 3 points.

JV Boys Played with High Energy in Win Over Brandon
Aggressive, fast, smart and efficient, that describes how the JV boys played last night at Brandon. In a 66-44 win the team played with intense energy. Leading all scorers, Garrett Strang and Jamon Link each had 11. Cole Sarkon added 9 while Cameron Ruscoe and Conor Faught each had 8. Gavin Lund had 6, Trevor Wolford and Josh Beil chipped in 5 more each. Austin Malkin was able to contribute 3.

Please come out to Kearsley next Tuesday to support your guys as they go on the road for the second straight Flint Metro League game.
Wrestlers Open Metro With Two Wins
Last night the Linden wrestling team knocked off Flushing and the defending Metro-champions Brandon.  The Blackhawks began the season ranked #9 and were currently undefeated.  Linden was losing the dual meet with 4 matches left and won by a score of 39-31. Going undefeated on the night were: Justin Cygnar, Luke Zimmerman, Koleton Strauss, Avery Jacobs, Jaylin Steedman, and Austin McNeill.  Going 1-1 on the night were: Patrick Kerr, Jaylin Matney, Cade Dickson, Aaron Steedman, and Stojan Prusac.  The Eagles improved to 11-3 on the season and will wrestle at the Swartz Creek Duals on Saturday
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to freshman wrestler, Cade Dickson, who has been named the State Bank Athlete of the Week.  Cade went 5-0 last weekend at the Adrian Duals at 160 lbs. to lead the Eagles to a 2nd place finish overall.  Great job Cade!
Freshman Boys Come Back in Victory

The Freshman Boys Basketball team stayed undefeated Monday night after a thrilling 37-35 win over visiting Owosso.

An extremely slow start found the Eagles behind 14-9 at halftime.  Linden exploded for 18 points in the 4th quarter to earn the victory.  Suffocating defensive pressure led by Corbin Sines was the key to victory.

Leading Linden in scoring was Nick Koan with 10 points. 
Corbin Sines, Noah Giacomantonio, and Zach Horst each added 8.
Also scoring for Linden were Blake Knox with 2 and Zane Arnold with 1.

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Linden JV Boys Hang On for Win
Owosso gave the Linden JV Boys basketball team a good battle, especially in the fourth quarter. Jamon Link was on fire and carried the team with his five 3 pointers for 15 points. Conor Faught dominated the boards and Cole Sarkon helped adding 13. Gavin Lund and Garrett Strang scored 8 each. Josh Beil had 6 points and played intense defense all night. Austin Malkin and George Shebby had 2 each and Trevor Wolford got 1 from the free throw line.

Please come support your JV Boys at Brandon this Thursday, it stands to be another great Flint Metro League game.
Eagles Take 2nd At Adrian Duals
The Linden wrestling team finished 4-1 today at the Adrian Duals.  The Eagles defeated Jackson 36-31, Romulus Summit Academy 72-9, Farmington 50-27, and host Adrian 54-27, and lost to Salem 45-34.  There was a 3 way tie-breaker for 1st place, however Linden finished in 2nd place.  Going undefeated on the day were 112 lbr. Luke Zimmerman (5-0), 135 lbr. Dawson Blank (3-0), 140/145 Jaylin Matney (2-0), 160 Cade Dickson (5-0), and 215 Austin McNeill (5-0).  140 lbr. Patrick Kerr, 145 lbr. Avery Jacob, and 171 lbr. Aaron Steedman went 4-1.  103 lb. Justin Cygnar went 3-2 along with 119 lbr. Koleton Strauss.  The Eagles will be at home on Wed. night as it is senior night and Linden Predator night.  Linden has improved to 9-3 on the season. 
Gymnastics Hosts Quad
Our Linden-Fenton-Lake Fenton Gymnastics team competed at their first home meet on Thursday night. The team had a great night and finished in 2nd place.
1st Milford/Lakeland 131.075
2nd Linden/Fenton/Lake Fenton 129.775
3rd. Vassar 123.525
4th Fowlerville 44.9
Miranda Stephens from Lake Fenton was the highlight of the night with a 1st place all around with a score of 34.70. She took 1st on bars,beam and floor and a 3rd on vault. Jessica Richert from Linden had a 2nd place all around with a score of 33.45 She took 2nd on bars, 3rd on beam. Macy Mitchell from Linden took am 2nd place  on floor.
Freshman Boys Defeat Holly
The freshman boys basketball team won a thrilling 40-39 contest over visiting Holly on Thursday.

Holly started out fast, leading 9-0 and 19-10, before a furious second quarter had Linden ahead 20-19 at halftime.  Holly pulled back ahead by 5 by the end of the third quarter.  A stifling defense in the fourth held Holly to just 4 points while Linden scored just enough to earn the victory.  A Nick Koan free throw with 5 seconds left put Linden ahead to stay, as Holly's last second shot rolled off the rim.
Zach Horst led the Eagles with 8 points.   Other scorers for Linden were Noah Giacomantonio and Seth Mossing with 7 each, NIck Koan with 6, Blake Knox with 5, Zane Arnold with 3, and Corbin Sines and Andrew Burns with 2 each.
Linden Boys JV Basketball Wins At Home
The pace was fast, the intensity was high and the game was fun as Linden JV Boys beat Holly at home. Conor Faught scored a game high of 17. Cole Sarkon added 16 while Gavin Lund and Garrett Strang put in 13 each. Josh Beil chipped in 7 and George Shebby got 2.

Enjoy your winter break and make sure you come support your basketball team at home on January 5th against Owosso.
Volleyball Team Honored Again
The 2014 Varsity Volleyball team has once again been named to the Michigan High School Volleyball Coaches Association Academic All State Team.  The Lady Eagles combined for a 3.46 GPA to earn this prestigious award.  Congratulations to Coach Mason and the Volleyball team!
Gymnastics Holds First Home Meet
The inaugural season of the Linden/Fenton/LF gymnastics team will host their first home meet ever on Thursday Dec. 18th at Hyatt Elementary.  The team will host Fowlerville, Milford Lakeland and Vassar in a quad meet beginning at 6:00 pm.  All students who are on the PTP list from Linden will be allowed free admission.  The admission fee for all others is $5.00.  Please come out and support our team!
Kevin Wright: Flint Journal Soccer Player of the Year
Congratulations to Linden's Kevin Wright who has been named as the Flint Journal Boys Soccer Athlete of the Year.  

Kevin was also named to the D2 First Team All-State team this season and Flint Metro League First Team.

Click here to read the full article from mLive.
The Eagles traveled to Flushing and were defeated 32-52.  Sterling DeGayner led Linden with 14 points followed by Taylor Smith with 12 and Megan Kenney and Madison Maxheimer with 3 apiece.  Linden will be on the road again on Friday at Holly with a 6:00 tip.
Boys Basketball Games Cancelled
Due to the power outage at Linden HS all three boys games scheduled for tonight have been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. 
Griffins Win League Opener
The Linden/Fenton Griffins opened the league hockey season with a 6-5 win over Flushing on Saturday at the Hartland Sports Center.  Brendan Buerkel opened the scoring at 10:50 in the first and the team took a 1-0 lead into the first intermission.  Jake Thompson scored twice in the 2nd period, but the Griffins gave up 4 goals in the period.  The team rallied with three 3rd period goals (Buerkel, Jackson Steel and Connor Phillips) to earn the 6-5 victory.  Natalie Miller gets credit for the win in goal.  Next up for the Griffins will be the the L'Anse Creuse Lancers on Wednesday at the Hartland Sports Center at 6:00 pm.
Varsity Boys Defeated at Home
Linden lost a tough game at home against Clio 53-50 without all-league forward Kyle Korman. The Eagles battled tough down the stretch but were unable to capitalize at critical moments. Linden was led in scoring by sophomore Tyler Hoeberling and Mike Gold with 11 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 assists. Also chipping in was Kevin Hoeberling with 5 points and Johnny Campbell with 8 points off of the bench.
Boys Freshmen Beat Clio
The Freshman Boys Basketball team beat Clio 52-44 Thursday night to raise their record to 2-0.
After trailing 14-11 after 1 quarter, LInden exploded for a 19-11 advantage in the second quarter behind a suffocating defense.  The Eagles were able to maintain the lead the rest of the game.  A stellar 7 of 9 from the free throw line helped seal the victory.

Leading scorers for Linden were Blake Knox with 14 and Nick Koan with 13.
Also scoring for the Eagles were Zach Horst with 6, Corbin Sines and Seth Mossing with 4, Devon Coe, Andrew Burns, and Owen Wagnitz each had 3, and Noah Giacomantonio had 2.
Linden JV Wins On The Road At Clio
Linden JV won a tough battle on the road at Clio 47-43. Struggling to shoot and unable to rebound defensively made for an exceptionally rough night.. Cole Sarkon was the leading scorer with 22. Josh Beil had 8 and Gavin Lund added 7 while Garrett Strang and Austin Malkin helped with 4 each. George Shebby chipped in 2 more.

The team needs your support for two home games next week when they face Flushing on Tuesday and Holly on Thursday. They hope to see you there.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Taylor Smith, Russ Carney and Nicole Haberkamp who have been named the State Bank Athletes of the Week.  
Junior Taylor Smith was on fire with 43 points, 6 steals, 6 assists and 8 rebounds to lead the Eagles basketball team last week in games vs. Lake Fenton and Brighton.  

Senior Russ Carney rolled games of 215 and 241 for a 456 series in his match against Holly in the Eagles bowling opener.

Freshman Nicole Haberkamp led the newly formed LInden gymnastics team with her focus and hard work to upgrade her routines.  She performed a nearly flawless no fall beam routine that put her in first place with a 8.75.
Wrestlers Open the Season
Congratulations to the Linden wrestling team.  Last night the Eagles opened with power 15 state ranked Westland John Glenn.  The Eagles battled, but fell 30-37 in a very exciting dual meet.  In the nightcap, the Eagles bested Carlton Airport 48-24 in a much needed win.  Winning two matches on the night were: Captains Austin McNeill and Patrick Kerr, Dallas Blank, Luke Zimmerman, and freshman Avery Jacobs.  Going 1-1 on the night were: Justin Cygnar, Koleton Strauss, Jacob Coburn, Cade Dickson, Aaron Steedman, and Skyler Stites.  The junior varsity also had a strong showing: winning two matches on the night was Jalyn Matney.  Stojan Prusac and Noah Vermeesch also won matches.  The Eagles are currently 1-1 and will be hosting the Linden Christmas Duals on Saturday with action beginning at 9:00 A.M.  Please come out and support your team.
Thornton Named as Kiwanis Athlete
Senior Ben Thornton has been selected as the Flint Metro League male Athlete of the Month for his fine season for the Eagle soccer team by the AD's of the Flint Metro League.  Ben was further honored as the Flint Kiwanis Athlete of the Month representing all schools in Genesee County by county AD's.  The four year starter for Linden was named to an All-State  team in each of the past three seasons, including this year where he was First Team All State in D2.  Thornton will continue his soccer career at Division 1 IUPUI in the fall.
Freshman Boys Basketball Opens With Win!
The Freshman Boys opened the season with a win Tuesday, defeating Lake Fenton 48-44.
NIck Koan and Zach Horst led a balanced scoring attack with 8 points each.  Blake Knox added 7 points of his own.  Also scoring were Corbin Sines and Seth Mossing with 6 each, Zane Arnold and Andrew Burns with 4 each, Noah Giacomantonio with 3, and Owen Wagnitz with 2.
Linden JV Opens Well Against Lake Fenton At Home
Linden JV started the season with a win at home against Lake Fenton. The entire team was able to contribute either offensively or defensively. Conor Faught played aggressive in the paint and was the leading scorer with 12. Gavin Lund added 11 while Garrett Strang put in 9 and Cole Sarkon chipped in 8. Josh Beil had 6 and Austin Malkin got his 3 points with a 3 pointer from the left corner. George Shebby took a charge at a pivotal time in the game and also added 2 points.

These guys work hard and would appreciate your support, come support your Eagles at the next game this Thursday at Clio.
Boys Open Season v. Lake Fenton
Linden lost a tough game at home tonight against Lake Fenton. Leading by six points at half, the Eagles came out flat, and lost the 3rd quarter alone by 13 points. They were led by Kyle Korman with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Battling foul trouble, Logan Steiert managed to get 4 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 assists. Jake Zorn chipped in 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist. Kevin Hoeberling had a solid game with 5 points, 3 rebounds, and 5 assists. Trent Strang managed 4 points and 5 rebounds. The Eagles face Clio in Metro League action on Friday.
Former LHS Soccer Star Receives Honor
Former LHS soccer Dream-Teamer, Mary Kathryn Fiebernitz has been named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I All-Great Lakes Region Third Team and All-Big Ten 2nd Team.   Fiebernitz, daughter of coach Kevin Fiebernitz, was named to an All-State team in each of her four years while a player at LHS.  Congrats to Mary Kat on her continued success.
Korman Named All State
Senior Kyle Korman has capped off a stellar high school football career by being named to the AP First Team All State Football Team for Division 3 as an defensive lineman.  Korman was also named to the Honorable Mention Detroit Free Press team along with teammate Marshael Ryan.  Korman was also named to the Flint Journal All Area Dream Team on defense.

(photo compliments of Digisharpphotograpy and Mark Bolen)
Girls Open Hoops Season
Taylor Smith's 20 points led the varsity Eagles to a season opening victory at Lake Fenton on Monday night 65-30. Alexis Brant added 14 points and Sterling DeGayner had 12.  

The JV Eagles also defeated the Blue Devils 46-20.  Taylor Stoolmaker led in points with 20 then Madison Paige followed with 11 points and Bella Blank with 8. 

The Eagles will host Brighton on Wednesday.
2015 Ididarun Entry Info
The 2015 Ididarun, sponsored by the Linden Cross Country Team, will be held on January 10, 2015 at 6:30 at Linden High School.  

This event is run at night on snow covered roads and trails!

Click here for a registration form and detailed information.
Linden Athletic Boosters
The regularly scheduled meeting of the Linden Athletic Boosters has been changed from Monday December 1st to Monday December 8th at 7:00 pm at Planks in Argentine!  
Flint Metro League Media Day
The Flint Metro League held their Media Day for winter sports on Monday November 24th at Fenton High School.  Coaches from boys and girls basketball teams from each of the league's member shcools were announced and spoke to the media regarding the upcoming season.  Representing the Eagles were Coach Ben Varner (5th year) with co-captains Megan Kenney and Taylor Smith and Coach Anthony Wright (3rd year) with Kyle Korman and Kevin Hoeberling.
2014 Fall 1st Team All-Metro Athletes
Football Post-Season Awards Announced
The following varsity football players have received post-season recognition for their efforts this season:

Most Valuable Lineman:  Kyle Korman
Most Valuable Back:  Ryan Young
Most Improved Player:  Zach Appleburg
Jughead Award: Andrew Kost
Cracked Helmet: Kyle Korman

1st Team All-Metro:  Kyle Korman (OL & DL); Marshael Ryan (LB); Austin McNeill (DL); Ryan Young(OB)
Second Team All Metro:  Jake Marshall (DE); Marshael Ryan (DE); Andy Roberts (OL & DL)); Ethan     Quesnelle (OB),  Kevin Bates (OB); Ryker Rivera (DB), Bailey Davis (DB)
Honorable Mention: Zach Appleburg, Andrew Kost
Metro League Scholar Athletes: Zach Appleburg, Kevin Bates, Ronnie Gipson, Nolan Hill, Andrew Kost, Ethan Quesnelle, Marshael Ryan, Jake Zorn

Gymnasts Open Season
The Linden/Fenton/LF opened their inaugural season on Saturday with a score of 127.6 vs. Milford/Lakeland score of 129.4.  The team competed in the Huron Valley Invitational with solid showings in all four events.  The team will next compete in the Judge's Cup on Dec 6 and then will open at home on December 18th.


Shaye Brown Named GLIAC Player of the Week
Former LHS Eagle and Northern Michigan quarterback, Shaye Brown has been named the GLIAC Offensive Player of the Week.  Brown led the Wildcats to a 66-38 win over Findlay.  Brown set a new NMU record with 490 yards of passing and 5 TD passed in the game.  Great Job Shaye!!
Flint Metro League Media Day
Flint Metro League to host Boys/Girls Basketball
Media Day
The Flint Metro League will kick off the 2014-15 winter sports season by hosting their inaugural media
day for boys and girls basketball on Monday, November 24th at 7:00 pm in the Fenton High School
cafeteria. The event will begin with a general session with each of the league’s boys and girls basketball
coaches giving a brief preview of their teams. Following the general session each coach, along with two
student-athletes, will be available for individual interviews. Each media member attending will receive a
comprehensive media guide with written previews of all league winter sports. A pre-season coaches poll
for boys and girls basketball will also be conducted and released at the event.
The members of the Flint Metro League are Brandon, Clio, Fenton, Flushing, Holly, Kearsley, Linden, and
Swartz Creek. Beverages and desserts will be provided at the event.
Please direct any questions to Kearsley Athletic Director Paul Gaudard at 810-591-5315 or or Fenton Athletic Director Mike Bakker at 810-591-2607 or
2014/2015 Linden Boys JV Basketball Roster
I would like to take a moment and congratulate these young men for their hard work at try-outs and welcome each of them to the 2014/2015 Linden Boys JV Basketball team. This season will be very challenging and in the process of hard work and intense competition a focus will be placed on learning and having fun.

Josh Beil
Conor Faught
Jamon Link
Gavin Lund
Austin Malkin
Nick Rinks
Cameron Ruscoe
Cole Sarkon
George Shebby
Garrett Strang
Trevor Wolford

Come and support your 2014/2015 Linden Boys JV Basketball team this season.
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to senior Jessie Magalski who has been  selected as the State Bank Athlete of the Week for volleyball.  Many times, defensive players are overlooked because they do not have the same kind of stats as hitters.  The Eagles are a strong defensive team and Jessie plays a big part in team defense.  This season, she complimented the libero and passed near perfect.  On the last match of the seaon, against a tough Grand Blanc team, Jessie had 11 digs, went 14/14 serving with an ace, and 10/11 on serve reception.  She also steps in and sets when needed and earned 4 assists as well.
2014 Hall of Fame Inductees
On October 25th, 3 individuals and 1 team were inducted into the Linden High School Athletic Hall of Fame.  The ceremony, held at Spring Meadows Country Club, celebrated the accomplishments of athletes Joe O'Brien and Joni Castro, special service member Arnold Carnes and the 2003 sprint relay team of Jordan Norman, Ryan Norman, Matt Keenan and Jeff Krause.  Congratulations to our new inductees!
The Michigan High School Athletic Association is attempting to survey our current 9th grade students regarding their interest in participating in the future in sports that the MHSAA  conducts post-season tournaments as well as other sports for which the MHSAA does not currently sponsor tournaments.

The survey can be found at .  If you are a current 9th grader at LHS, please complete this short survey by Nov. 25th.
Wrestlers Elect Captains
Congratulations to Senior Austin McNeil and Sophomore Patrick Kerr on being selected as the wrestling team captains for the 2014-2015 season.  Both of these young men had excellent interviews for the position and are looking forward to leading this team.  The season begins on Monday, November 17th.  
Boys' XC Earns Academic All-State
Following their 7th place finish at the finals, the boys' xc team has now added Academic All-State to their 2014 resume. In order to earn this honor, a team must compete in the state finals and have an average GPA of 3.5 or better for five of the seven runners participating in the final race. Andy Bennett, Jack Eck, Kagen Griffith, Chase Morse, and Ryan Torok had an average grade point average of 3.54 to earn this prestigious honor for the team. Great job!
Flint Metro League Athlete of the Month
Senior Ben Thornton has been selected by the FML AD's as the Flint Metro League male Athlete of the Month.  Thornton is a four year starter on the Eagle soccer team and has earned First Team All-League honors in each of the last three seasons.  This past season, Ben was named to the First Team All State team by the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association after earning all-district and all-region honors in each of the past three seasons.  Ben will continue his playing career next year at D1 IUPUI.

Family passes are available for all HOME athletic contests during the Winter season for $55.00.  This pass will allow entry into all games hosted by the Eagles for the family members living in your household.  You may purchase your pass at the gate of any athletic event or in the athletic office.  GO EAGLES!!
Buerkel Signs at Northwood
Congratulations to senior Austin Buerkel who has signed a Letter of Intent to continue his athletic career with the Northwood University baseball program.  Buerkel has been a two-time Flint Metro League All League player as an outfielder and also one of the leading pitchers for the Eagles.  Congratulations to Austin.
Thornton & Wright All-State Soccer
Co-captains Ben Thornton and Kevin Wright capped off brilliant HS soccer careers with a selection to the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Division 2 All-State First Team.  The seniors were also named to the MHSAA All-District and All-Region teams.

Also receiving All-State recognition were juniors Tyler Ziccardi (3rd Team) and Nolan McDonald (HM).

              (Photos compliments of Klari Frederick)

The following are results of the District and Region teams:
ALL-DISTRICT              ALL-REGIONAL                       ALL-METRO
Ben Thornton                  Ben Thornton                            1st Team:
Kevin Wright                   Kevin Wright                                  Ben Thornton
Tyler Ziccardi                  Tyler Ziccardi                                 Kevin Wright
Nolan McDonald              Nolan McDonald                             Tyler Ziccardi
Cam Davis                                                                          Nolan McDonald
Marcos Toledano                                                               2nd Team:
Derek Deighton                                                                     Cam Davis
​David Fowler                                                                         Derek Deighton
Jay Howard                                                                        HM:
                                                                                             Marcos Toledano
​                                                                                              David Fowler
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Breyanna Turnipseed, Kailee Corcoran, Austin McNeill and Andy Roberts who have each been named as State Bank Athletes of the Week.
  Breyanna, a sophomore, has been a starter for the Eagles volleyball team all season.  Last week, the middle hitter went 20-22 hitting with 7 kills, 3 blocks, 4-4 serving, and 8 digs against Fenton. On Saturday, she went 22-23 serving with one ace, 11digs, 28 kills, and 6 blocks to help us to make it to gold playoffs in a competitive Grand Blanc tournament.
      Austin, a senior, had 10 tackles, 3 solos, and a fumble recovery against Mason for the Eagles football team.  He also graded out at 94% blocking.   

Also a senior and lineman, Andy Roberts has been a mainstay for the Eagles all season.  Against Fenton, Andy had 11 tackles, 3 for a loss and blocked at 97%.
     Kailee set a lifetime PR of 20:57 at the Division 2 MHSAA State Finals on Saturday November 1st. Her performance helped the Lady Eagles to a Top 10 finish at State Meet.
Football Season Ends
The football team played the Division 3 District playoff game Friday evening against visiting Mason. Though the weather proved to be a bigger opponent neither team envisioned heading into the contest, with 50 mph winds along with sleet and snow. The Eagles started off slowly, being down 21-0 at the half, came out firing on all cylinders in the 2nd half. Two drives into the 2nd half and the score was 21-13 and the Eagles had all of the momentum. However, on Mason's next possession they completed one of the few passes either team completed on the night for a 70 yard TD. The score made it 28-13 and despite Linden driving to the Bulldog 3 yard line, that would remain the final score. Unfortunately, the season has come to an end. 
Girls XC –Top 10 Performance at State Meet
A week after earning their third regional title in a row, the Linden Girl’s Cross Country team soared to a 10th place finish at the MHSAA State Finals meet on Saturday, November 1st at MIS, Brooklyn, Michigan. On a very windy, chilly and blustery afternoon, Senior Savannah Ferrara led the team across the finish line coming in 25th place overall (19:10) out of a field of 248 runners earning All-State Honors. Savannah saved her best two performances for the last two races of her high school career. Jordan Holscher crossed the line in 66th place (19:53) coming in second for the team. Taylor Ganger set a life-time personal record at the state meet nearly breaking the 20 minute mark (20:01). She was 82nd overall. Senior Courtney Davis fought her way to the finish posting a 20:20 mark. Kailee Corcoran completed the top five for Linden running a lifetime best of 20:57. Rounding out the team was Maya Gossett and Senior Sydney Ganger who battled the elements and ran with determination. Going into the state finals, the team was not ranked in the top 10. This is an amazing accomplishment!
Eagles at GB Volleyball Invite
The Lady Eagles went 1-1-1 in pool play losing to Lapeer 22-25, 24-26, beating Williamston 25-23, 25-12, and splitting with Goodrich 23-35, 25-17. They then lost to Mercy in the gold division 8-25, 21-25.
For the day, Breyanna Turnipseed led the Eagles with 28 kills and 6 blocks. Megan Klavitter led the defense with 48 digs and went 33-33 serving with 9 aces. Jessie Magalski had 27 digs and Jordan McDonald had 21. Morgan Fitch had 32 assists and went 35-35 serving with 8 aces. Miranda Fowler had 24 assists and went 9-9 serving with 2 aces.  The Eagles finish the regular season 21-20-3.
Boys' XC Team Earns 7th in State Finals
After a disappointing regional performance the boys' cross country team bounced back with a great effort at the MHSAA State Finals. The 10th ranked Eagles finished 7th in the race led by Ryan Torok and Mikey Varacalli. Both competitors ran close to their best times on the year. Ryan finished 30th and earned all-state while Mikey was 32nd, just two spots removed from that honor. Jack Eck, Nick McDonald, and Andy Bennett rounded out the scoring with Chase Morse and Kagen Griffith filling out the varsity roster. For Linden, it was the 8th top ten finish in the last nine years. Complete results are available here.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to seniors Marshael Ryan and Cameron Davis who have been selected as State Bank Athletes of the Week. 
 Marshael has been a two-way starter on the football team for the past three seasons.  This week, he had 13 tackles on defense and blocked at 94% with 2 catches for 25 yards on offense.
     Cam has also been a starter for the Eagles soccer over the past three seasons.  His work as a center defender has been huge for Linden and a major component for the team's success. 
Volleyball at Fenton Invite
The Lady Eagles went 2-3 on Saturday at Fenton beating St. Catherine 25-15, 25-5 and Lincoln 25-10, 25-16 and losing to Ann Arbor 18-25, 15-25 and Rochester Adams 19-25, 22-25.  The Eagles lost to Adams again in the semifinals 20-25, 12-25.  For the day, Breyanna Turnipseed had 23 kills, 4 blocks, and 18 digs.  Megan Klavitter had 55 digs and 5 aces.  Bridget Adams also added 28 kills.  The Eagles are now 20-16-3 overall.
Eagles Into The Play-Offs
For the 13th straight year, the Eagles have qualified for the MHSAA football playoffs.  Linden will host Mason at 7:00pm on Friday, October 31 in the first round of the Division 3 Districts.
Girl's XC Team - Regional Champs!
On Saturday, October 25th, the girl's cross country team competed with fortitude and determination posting 3 lifetime prs and 2 season prs to take first place at the Regional Meet at Delta College and qualifying for the State Finals. Savannah Ferrara (lifetime-2nd place), Jordan Holcher (season-7th place) and Courtney Davis (season-11th place) were all medalists finishing in the top 15. Taylor Ganger and Maya Gossett (lifetime) finished 16th and 17th respectively out of a field of 96 girls. Kailee Corcoran (lifetime-25th place) and Sydney Ganger completed the varsity team. The Lady Eagles will now prepare for the State Meet taking place Saturday, November 1st, at MIS.
Boys' XC Qualifies for State Finals
Linden finished third of 14 teams in their region to secure a ninth straight trip to the state finals. The Eagles were led by medalists Mikey Varacalli and Ryan Torok. Jack Eck, Andy Bennett, and Nick McDonald rounded out the scoring for Linden. The team will compete at the MHSAA State Finals on Saturday, November 1st. Congratulations! Full results are available here.
MHSAA.TV Highlight Clips from the Reg-Semi
Wright On! - Linden scored three times in the last 17 minutes of the first half against Madison Heights Lamphere. Here's the first of the trio on a blast off the foot of Kevin Wright with 16:53 left.

Shier Scores On The Header - In the third minute of the second half, Julian Shier scores for Linden to give his team a 4-0 lead against Madison Heights Lamphere.
You can watch the whole game by Clicking Here
Another Eagle Shut-Out
The Eagle soccer team advanced to the MHSAA Regional Final game after defeating Madison Heights Lamphere 6-0 on Tuesday night at Brandon High School.  The game was all Linden with the Eagles out shooting MHL 22 to 3 for the shut-out.  Kevin Wright scored at the 16:52 mark on an assist from Julian Shier.  Marcos Toledano scored the second goal from Ben Thornton, and Cam Davis scored, unassisted, at 9:14 to put the Eagles up 3-0 at the end of the first half.  Shier scored twice in the second half, the first from a Nolan McDonald assist, and the second from Austin Lapham.  Kevin Wright scored again in the second from Trystan Hughes-LeFavour.  Keeper Jay Howard handled all three shots by MHL for the shut-out.
The Eagles now advance to the Regional Finals which will be held back at Brandon HS at 6:00 against Cranbrook.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Marcos Toledano and Jack Eck who have been named as the State Bank Athletes of the Week.
Marcos, a foreign exchange student from Spain, has been a major factor in the success of our soccer team this season.  Last week Marcos scored two goals and had two assists in the MHSAA District soccer championship game against Fenton.  Marcos also added another goal and 3 assists in total for the week of Districts.
Jack, a junior, helped the Eagle cross country team to a strong performance at the Metro League Championship races on Wednesday.  Jack finished 3rd for the Eagles and 13th overall in 17:11.6.  As a result of his consistent, quality performances at each of the FML competitions this fall, Jack earned 2nd team All-League.
Football Play-off Selection Show
On Sunday, Fox Sports Detroit will televise the MHSAA Football Play-off selection show at 7pm.  We will not know until that time who, when or where we will play.  For games between schools that are within 75 miles, the host school is able to set the date and time of the game.  
Soccer Game Televised Live
The MHSAA will be doing a live feed of the Regional Semi-Final game between Linden and Madison Heights Lamphere on Tuesday Oct 21 at 5:00.  This is a great opportunity for all our Eagle fans who want to support the team but are unable to make it to the game.  See the attached flyer for details on how to connect.
Football wins over Clio
The Varsity Football team defeated Clio, 48-23, to set up a week 9 showdown with their rival for a shot at the Metro League title. Leading the way again was Ryan Young with 237 yards rushing on 17 carries. Ryan had 2 TDs and 2 INTs on the night as well. Ethan Quesnelle, Devyn Daul, Mike Gold, and Trent Strang also scored TDs in the win. Bailey Davis was successful on 6/7 of his PATs. This Friday, the team will host Fenton for a chance to share the Metro crown. Come out and support your Eagles Football!!!
Boys' XC Team Finishes 3rd in Metro
The varsity team put together one of their best performances of the season last Wednesday afternoon in the Metro League Championship race. The team finished 3rd in the league behind Holly (ranked 7th in Division 1) and Clio (ranked 4th in Division 2). In addition to the fine race performance, six Eagles earned All-Metro League status for their efforts throughout the season:

1st Team: Mikey Varacalli
2nd Team: Ryan Torok, Jack Eck
3rd Team: Kagen Griffith, Nick McDonald, Chase Morse

The JV squad also had their best performance of the season, finishing 2nd in their team race. The reserves were led by Connor Brooks (4th place), Jack Needham (5th place), Trent Schrader (6th place), Bryce Somers (8th place), and Ryan Crutchfield (9th place).

Linden is currently ranked 5th in Division II and will face Clio along with 14 other schools in a regional showdown Saturday, October 25th on the course at Delta College.
The Eagles were able to successfully defend their MHSAA District Championship with a 6-0 shut-out over the Fenton Tigers at Claude Cranston Stadium on Saturday.  The very tough Eagle defense did not give up a single goal to the three teams they faced in District competition.  
Marcos Toledano opened the scoring on a Derek Deighton assist at the 28:06 mark of the first.  Kevin Wright scored minutes later on an assist from Toledano; and again, unassisted at 9:01 to take a 3-0 lead into the half.  Tyler Ziccardi scored on a restart at 30:25 in the second and then connected with Ben Thornton who scored at 28.42 for a 5-0 lead.  Toledano completed the scoring from a Wright assist at 7:55 for a 6-0 final.  Keeper Jay Howard made all three saves on goal the Tigers were able to muster in their 5 total shots during the game.
Linden will now travel to Brandon HS for the Regional championship with the first game on Tuesday at 5:00 vs. Madison Heights Lamphere.
Golf State Finals
Hannah Joslin represented Linden as an individual at the MHSAA Division 2 State Finals at Forest Akers West Golf Course in East Lansing. The State Finals took place on Friday October 17th and Saturday October 18th. Joslin shot a 91 Friday at a tough Akers West course. On Saturday Joslin shot 89 on an a much worse weather day for a two-round total of 180. She finished the tournament in a tie for 22nd place out of 89 total players in the field. Joslin was the 5th place finisher among the 14 golfers who qualified for the State Finals as individuals.
Girls XC Place 2nd at the FML Championship Meet
The girl’s cross country team finished in 2nd place at the Flint Metro League Championship Meet on Wednesday, October 15th. Savannah Ferrara led the team across the finish line coming in 7th overall with a time of 19:53. Jordan Holscher followed in at 8th place (20:03). Courtney Davis (20:41), Taylor Ganger (20:49), and Kailee Corcoran (21:21-season PR) rounded out the top 5 for the Lady Eagles. The girls ran with a lot of heart and intensity. Sydney Ganger was the overall winner of the Junior Varsity Meet setting yet another lifetime PR of 21:59. Earning First Team FML All-League Honors were Savannah Ferrara and Jordan Holscher. Courtney Davis and Taylor Ganger earned second team all-league honors. Honorable Mention included Kailee Corcoran, Maya Gossett and Sydney Ganger.
Soccer Team Into District Finals
The varsity boys defeated Flint Southwestern 11-0 on Wednesday night to advance to the MHSAA Division 2 District Finals.
Kevin Wright got the Eagle offense started with a hat-trick for the first three LInden goals, two unassisted and one from Trystan Hughes-LaFavour.  Derek Deighton scored next on an assist from Julian Shier who then connected with Jason Crane for his own goal at 22:26.  Freshman Tyler Manner  scored the next two goals, one from Austin Lapham and the next unassisted.  Jordan Einfeldt connected with Shier for the next goal at 15:10.  Trevor Varner scored the next two goals, both from Lapham assists.  Shier finished the scoring with an unassisted goal at 6:17 in the first.
The Eagles will play Fenton at 11:00am on Saturday morning at Claude Cranston Stadium for the District Championship.  The winner will advance to the Regional semi-final which will be held at Brandon on Tuesday October21 at 5:00pm.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to our newest State Bank Athletes of the Week:  Courtney Davis (Cross Country), Derek Deighton (Soccer) and Sydney Bond (Golf).
  Courtney, a senior, ran a 20:20 at the Kayla O'Mara Invitational in Goodrich to help the Eagles to a 2nd place finish in the Large School Division race on Saturday, October 11th.  She set another season personal record finishing 10th out of 68 girls.
      Derek, a sophomore, had two big goals to help Linden defeat Fenton to win the Metro League Championship and remain undefeated in the league.  In addition, he had another goal and two assists in non-league match-ups.
Sophomore Sydney Bond shot a 104 at a tough Edgewood CC in the MHSAA Division 2 Regionals.
Volleyball vs. Kearsley
Linden Varsity Volleyball beat Kearsley 25-16, 25-13, 25-8. For the night, Miranda Fowler served 15-16 with 2 aces. Katie Guilliat led the offense with 9 kills and Jordan McDonald had 7 kills. Megan Klavitter had 12 digs. The Lady Eagles are 18-10-3 overall and 2-3 in the league.

Linden JV team defeated Kearsley 25-17, 25-15, 25-12.  Overall record 21-6-4 and league 5-0.
Linden Soccer Advances
The Linden soccer team advanced to the MHSAA District semi-final with a convincing 8-0 shut out of visiting league opponent Clio on Monday night.  Marcos Toledano scored first on an assist from Tyler Ziccardi only 3 minutes into the contest.  That goal was followed by a Kevin Wright goal 4 minutes later on an assist from Toledano.  Co-captins Ben Thornton and Kevin Wright connected to score the third goal at 18.30.  Brendan Garvey scored on the second assist from Ziccardi at 15:37.  Thornton scored his second goal of the night on another Toledano assist at 10:12, and Toledano scored, unassisted for the 6th Eagle goal of the half.  Nolan McDonald scored less than a minute into the second half on yet another assist from Toledano.  Julian Sheir scored the 8th and final goal, unassisted, to end the contest.
The Eagles will now play Flint Southwestern at home on Wednesday Oct 15 at 6:00pm.  The 5th ranked Eagles record now stands at 17-1-2 on the season.

Due to a variety of scheduling issues, we have had to make several changes to the athletic schedule for this week.  Please read carefully and share the word with other parents & fans:

MS FOOTBALL:  the 7th and 8th grade games scheduled for home on Wednesday vs. Brandon have been moved to Brandon.  Game times remain the same with the 7th graders playing first at 4:15.

SOCCER:  Linden will host two MHSAA District soccer games on Wednesday night.  The first game will be at 4:00 (instead of 5:00) in a game between Owosso and the winner of Fenton/Fowlerville.  The second game will be at 6:00 (instead of 7:00) between Linden and either Flint Southwestern or Flint Northwestern.  

Football Wins Homecoming vs Kearsley
The football team didn't start off so strong against the Hornets, but finished very well. The game got started with a goal line stand within the first minute of the game. The Eagles were unable to get anything going on their first possession and turned it over on downs. 3 plays later Kearsley scored on a 30 yard TD pass. That was all the Hornets were able to muster the rest of the night, as the Eagles rattled off 53 straight points. Bailey Davis got the team going with a TD run, followed by Ethan Quesnelle running two straight. Zack Kentish caught a 34 yard TD pass from Quesnelle. Devyn Daul kept the red hot offense going in the 2nd half with a tough run for a TD. Bailey Davis kicked two field goals from 35 yards out. Then Nolan Hill caught an 80 yard TD pass from Jake Zorn. At the close of the game, with no time remaining, Aaron Steedman picked up a Kearsley fumble in the endzone and returned it for a Metro League record 100 yards (103 to be exact) for the TD to make the final score 53-7. The team travels to Clio on Friday.  
Girls XC Take 2nd at Kayla O'Mara
Linden Girl’s XC team place 2nd at the Kayla O’Mara Invite on Saturday, October 11th. Two of the top 7 set personal records contributing to the team’s overall performance. Jordan Holscher, Savannah Ferrara and Courtney Davis (season pr) all placed in the top 10 coming in 7th, 9th and 10th respectively. All 3 were within eight seconds of each other. Maya Gossett and Taylor Ganger crossed the finish line in 12th and 13th place. Kailee Corcoran and Meghan Hitt (lifetime pr) rounded out the top 7. The team is preparing for the final jamboree this Wednesday.
Soccer Team Defeats Carman Ainsworth
The Eagle soccer team wrapped up their regular season with a 6-2 victory over Carman Ainsworth at Claude Cranston field on Thursday.  Carman got on on board first with a goal at 11:03 for a 1-0 lead entering into the half.  The Eagle offense got going early in the second with a Marcos Toledano goal on an assist from Ben Thornton.  Kevin Wright scored the next two goals, one off a penalty kick and the next on a Thornton assist.  Toledano scored the next goal at 2:36 from Kevin Wright.  Wright picked up his hat-trick with a goal on an assist from Nolan McDonald.  CA scored very late in the game to end the game at 5-2.

The 5th ranked Eagles will take their 16-1-2 record into MHSAA Districts beginning on Monday with a game at home against Clio at 6:00.
Joslin Advances to State Golf Tourney
Senior Hannah Joslin shot a 92 Thursday at the MHSAA Regional Tournament at Edgewood Country Club in Commerce to finish in 10th place overall individually. That finish earned her a spot in next week's MHSAA Division 2 State Finals to be played at Forest Akers West Course in East Lansing. The Finals will take place Friday October 17th and Saturday October 18th.

As a team the Eagles finished in 7th place at Regionals with a team score of 422. The top 3 teams among the 13 that played qualified for the State Finals. The teams that qualified out of the Eagles region were Auburn Hills Avondale, Bloomfield Hills Marion, and Birmingham Seaholm.

After Joslin's 92 the scoring for Linden at Edgewood was done by Sophomore Sydney Bond (104), Junior Makena Baldwin, who was playing on an injured knee (108), and Sophomore Ashley Robinson (118).
Eagles Shut Out Lake Fenton
The Eagles shut out the Lake Fenton Blue Devils 6-0 on Tuesday night in a non-league match up.  Julian Shier scored at 30:27 on an assist from David Fowler, followed shortly after on a Tyler Ziccardi goal with an assist to Kevin Wright.  Wright then scored three of his own goals on assists from Sheir and Austin Lapham and one unassisted.  Keeper Andrew Coppler had the opportunity to show some offensive skills when he scored on a penalty kick midway through the 2nd.
The Eagles wlll be back in action at Claude Cranston on Thursday at 5:00 in another non-league match up vs. Carman Ainsworth prior to the Powderpuff game.

Soccer Team Metro League Champs!!
Coach Kevin Fiebernitz and his 5th ranked Eagle soccer team won their second consecutive Metro League Championship with a 5-0 shut-out over Fenton this evening.  On Senior night, Ben Thornton got things started early with an unassisted goal only four minutes into the game on a restart kick which proved to be the only goal in the half for either team.  Nolan McDonald scored early in the second half on as assist from Marcos Tolendano.  Derek Deighton scored the next two goals on assists from Austin Lapham and Tolendano and Kevin Wright put the finishing touches on the offense with a goal at 2:36 with yet another assist from Toledano.  The stingy Eagle defense held the Tigers to only 5 shots on the evening, none on goal.  The Eagles move to 14-2-1 and finish the Metro at 6-0-1.
State Bank Athletes of the Week
Congratulations to Mikey Varacalli (cross country), Ryan Torok (cross country), Ben Thornton (soccer) and Ryan Young (football) who have been named the State Bank Athletes of the Week.
Mikey and Ryan have been racing each other since seventh grade in a friendly rivalry that has seen both come out on top at one time or another. On Saturday in Portage they both set huge lifetime personal records. Mikey ran 16:09 and Ryan 16:12. They both finished in the top 10 (5th and 8th) in a field of 304 runners, and they both made their way onto the LHS top 25 list. One without the other would not have achieved the same success on the course so it seems only fitting that they share the athlete of the week award.
Ben Thornton has been a mainstay of the tough Eagle defense for the past four seasons and also turned in some offensive firepower last week with two goals and two assists to lead the 13-1-2 Eagles.

Ryan Young, had a big night for the Eagles in a 28-24 win at Brandon on Friday night with

16 carries for 172 yards rushing and 4 catches for 54 yards and the winning touchdown. On defense, Ryan had 5 tackles.
Top 10 Finish for Girls XC Team at Prestigious Portage Invitational
Girls Cross Country team finished 8th out of 41 teams in a very competitive Division 2 race at the prestigious Portage Invitational on Saturday, October 4th. Several girls set lifetime/season personal records on a very windy, chilly day. Jordan Holscher, a medalist, crossed the finish line in 44th place with a season PR of 19:59. Savannah Ferrara fought her way to a 20:13. Taylor Ganger set a lifetime PR (20:21), Courtney Davis a season PR (20:29), Maya Gossett a lifetime PR (20:35), and Sydney Ganger a lifetime PR (22:16).  Kailee Corcoran (21:39) also assisted in the top 10 finish for the team. It is also worth noting that Taylor Ganger moved up to 19th place and Maya Gossett made her way into the TOP 25 All-Time XC Female Harriers in Linden history in 22nd place. Both girls join Courtney, Savannah and Jordan already in the Top 25. The entire girl’s team will be part of the annual running of the Homecoming football from Kearsley to Linden on Friday. Their next XC competition is Saturday morning in Goodrich- the Kayla O’Mara Invitational.
Wright/Lawhorne Flint Area Coaches of the Year
Teresa Wright and Clint Lawhorne were voted by their peers the 2013 Greater Flint Cross Country Coaches of the Year. The award is based upon the success of their teams last fall. Coach Wright led her team to a Metro League Championship, Regional Championship, and a 4th place finish at the state finals. Coach Lawhorne's team finished 2nd in the FML, won their 7th straight Regional Championship , and finished 4th at the state finals. Congratulations to both for this accomplishment.
Boys' XC 5th of 44 at Portage
The boys' cross country team had a great showing at the Portage Invitational. Linden finished in 5th place out of 44 competing teams. In a field of over 300 competitors, the Eagles were led by medalists Mikey Varacalli (5th) and Ryan Torok (8th). Both set lifetime personal records and made their way onto the top 25 list for Linden runners. Our third finisher, Nick McDonald was 53rd and was the 2nd fastest 9th grade competitor in Division II. Jack Eck (56th), Andy Bennett (75th), Kagen Griffith (79th), and Chase Morse (97th) were all integral parts of the incredible team performance. Full results are availabe here. The team will be running the game ball from Kearsley to Linden on Friday morning.
Varsity Football Wins
Varsity Football traveled to Brandon Friday evening for a Metro League contest. The Eagles won 28-24 when Ryan Young scored with 3:00 to go in the 4th quarter. Ryan Young had 185 yards rushing on the night to go along with his touchdown. Jake Marshall had 2 touchdowns, a 6 yard rushing TD and a 40 yard receiving TD. This week is Homecoming vs Kearsley, so come on out and cheer on your Eagles!
Soccer Drops a Non-Leaguer to OLSM
The Eagles traveled to Orchard Lake St. Mary's for a non-league game and came up short in a 1-2 loss. OLSM scored the only goal in the first half at 17:15. Kevin Wright scored for Linden mid-way through the second on an assist from Derek Deighton followed shortly after with the game winner from OLSM. Linden will face Fenton in the last Metro League game of the season and will be playing for the Metro title. The Eagle's are now 13-2-1 on the season.
Nancy Holden, our new gymnastics coach, will be having an informational parent meeting for the upcoming gymnastics team on Wed. Oct. 15th at 5:30 in the cafeteria at Hyatt Elementary school in Linden. Team rules, cost, expectations,responsibilities & meet schedule will be discussed at the meeting. 
Team tryouts for Oct. 29th and 30th from 3:00 - 5:00 in the Gym Stars gymnastics studio at Hyatt.  First day of practice will be Nov. 3rd.
Joslin Earns 1st Team All-Metro
The Linden Girls Golf Team shot a 378 today (Thursday 10/1) to finish 3rd out of 8 teams in the Flint Metro League Post-Season Tournament at Fenton Farms Golf Course. This allowed the Linden to finish in 5th place overall in the final league standings. Flushing won the overall Metro League Championship while Holly was second. Fenton and Kearsley tied for 3rd ahead of Linden.
Senior Hannah Joslin shot an 87 to finish in 3rd place individually in today's event. The 87 combined with Joslin's score in the Pre-Season Tournament garnered her 1st Team All-Metro League honors. She earned 2nd Team honors last season. Sophomore Sydney Bond shot a career best 91 to finish in the Top 10 in today's event and earn a spot on the All-Metro League's 2nd Team. Sophomore Ashley Robinson also shot her career-low round today. She fired a 94. Robinson has only first picked up a golf club a little less than a year ago. Freshman Payton Leedle, playing in her first ever 18-hole event rounded out the scoring for Linden today with a 106. Freshman Kayla Sugg was also playing in her first tournament and she shot a 127 playing on a bad ankle.
Junior Makena Baldwin was not able to play today's tournament due to a knee injury. Had she played she most certainly would have earned 1st or 2nd Team honors. Only those that played in both the Pre-Season and Post-Season League Tournaments were eligible to earn 1st or 2nd Team honors. However Baldwin was voted onto the All-Metro Honorable Mention Team because of her solid play throughout the season.
With Baldwin, Bond, Robinson, Leedle, and Sugg all returning to the team next season, the future of the Linden Girls Golf Program should be on the rise. Next up for the Eagles this season is the MHSAA Regional Finals at Edgewood Country Club in Commerce Township. A trip to the State Finals will be on the line.
Volleyball at Flushing
The varsity volleyball team lost to Flushing 12-25, 19-25, 22-25. Brook Ovington led the offense with 10 kills and also went 7-7 serving with 2 aces. Megan Klavitter led the defense with 21 digs. Miranda Fowler had 10 assists and Morgan Fitch 7. The lady Eagles are now 1-2 in the league.

The Linden JV team defeated Flushing 25-22, 16-25, 25-13.   Allie Conly 13 kills and went 7-7 on serve receive.  Emily Pearce had 3 aces and was 8-8 serve receive.  Alexus Harden had 5 kills. 
Golfers Defeat Clio
The Linden Girls Golf Team beat Clio in a home dual match Tuesday (9/30) at Spring Meadows Country Club. Linden won by a score of 193 - 231. This was the last dual match of the season for the Eagles Girls. The win brings their season record to 4-4 (3-4 in league matches). Senior Hannah Joslin took home medalist honors for the match with a score of 5-over par 41. It was the fourth time she was the medalist in the 8 matches she played in. Sophomore Sydney Bond was the runner-up with a score of 47, the lowest 9-hole score of Bond's high school career. Also scoring for the Eagles was Sophomore Ashley Robinson with a score of 49. Freshmen Kayla Sugg and Payton Leedle rounded out the scoring for Linden as each girl shot a 56. The 56 is Sugg's personal best
Football Loses to Flushing
Varsity Football traveled to Flushing Friday evening for a battle between two of the top teams in the early part of the Metro race. The Raiders won the contest, 36-15. Jake Marshall had 10 catches on the night for 117 yards. Ethan Quesnelle threw for close to 300 yards with 1 passing and 1 rushing TD. This week the team travels to Brandon for a Metro game.
Golfers Drop a Match to Fenton
The Linden Girls Golf Team dropped a dual match Thursday (9/25) to rival Fenton at Tyrone Hills Golf Club. Fenton won by a total of 175 - 211. Senior Hannah Joslin took Medalist honors for the match with a score of 39. Joslin made par on the first five holes, made double-bogies on holes 7 and 8 and then rebounded with a birdie 4 on the par-5 9th hole at Tyrone Hills for her 3-over par round of 39. Sophomore Sydney Bond shot a 48. Freshman Alex Premo scored for Linden with a 61. Sophomore Ashley Robinson and Freshman Isabel Wright both shot 63.
Lady Eagles - 2nd XC Metro Jamboree
Lady Eagles XC team took 2nd place at the second Metro Jamboree at the E.A. Cummings Center in Mt. Morris on Wednesday afternoon. Shy of only 4 points to place first, Savannah Ferrara came in 7th, Jordan Holscher 9th, Taylor Ganger 12th (lifetime PR of 20:55), Courtney Davis 13th, and Kailee Corcoran 15th (season PR of 21:26).  Rounding out the top 7 for Linden was Maya Gossett 20th place and Meghan Hitt 31st. Overall including the reserve runners, there were 9 personal records set, 4 lifetime and 5 season. Sydney Ganger (season PR of 22:52), Dominique Scripter and Madison Wabel (lifetime PR of 23:27) finished 4th, 5th and 6th respectively in the reserve race helping take 2nd place finish in the JV race. The team is preparing to compete at the Greater Flint Area Cross Country Invitational next Thursday and the Portage Invite next weekend.
Soccer Suffers First Loss
The Eagles suffered their first loss of the season, the result of a shoot-out, at Brandon on Wednesday night. Nolan McDonald scored an unassisted goal for the Eagles at the 8:26 mark of the first half, which proved to be the lone Linden goal in regulation. Brandon was awarded a penalty kick for an infraction in the box about a minute later and tied the game going into the half. There was no scoring by either team in the second half resulting in a 1-1 tie. A new Metro League rule allows for a shootout to settle ties. Brandon scored first followed by a goal by Derek Deighton. Brandon scored again on their second kick but Linden failed to convert. Brandon then scored the the 5th and winning goal to win the game. Scoring for Metro games is now as follows: 3 points for a win in regulation; 2 points for a shoot-out win; 1 point for a shoot-out loss, and 0 points for a loss in regulation.
Boys' XC Third in Metro Competition
The boys' cross country team had their best performance of the season on Wednesday afternoon in the second Metro League Jamboree. Eighteen of the twenty-two competitors who took the course earned season personal records. The Eagles were led by Mikey Varacalli (6th), Ryan Torok (8th), and Jack Eck (11th). Rounding out the varsity for Linden were Nick McDonald (23rd), Kagen Griffith (26th), Chase Morse (33rd), and Andy Bennett (34th). Jack Needham was Linden's top finisher in the reserve race earning 6th place overall. Jack, along with Connor Brooks, Trent Schrader, Bryce Somers, and Ryan Crutchfield helped Linden earn a second place team finish in that race. The Eagles have the weekend off from racing before heading to the Genesee County Championship one week from Thursday. Full results are available here.
State Bank Athlete of the Week
Congratulations to junior Megan Klavitter who has been named as the State Bank Athlete of the Week for volleyball.  Megan had 31 digs, went 12-13 serving with 2 aces, and passed 14-14 on serve receive in our win over Holly this week. Congratulations Megan!
Eagle Golfers Over Carman-Ainsworth
The Linden Girls Golf Team won a non-league dual match Tuesday (9/23) against Carman Ainsworth at Spring Meadows Country Club. The Eagles girls outscored Carmen Ainsworth 208 - 238. Linden was led by Senior Hannah Joslin earned medalist honors in the match with by shooting a 43. Sophomore Sydney Bond was the match runner-up with a 52. Also scoring for Linden was Sophomore Ashley Robinson who carded a 55 and Freshman Kayla Sugg who shot 58. The match was the first varsity compitition for Sugg.
Volleyball vs. Creek
The Varsity Eagles lost to Swartz Creek tonight 21-25, 19-25, 25-20, 22-25.
For the night, Megan Kenney had 10 kills and Bridget Adams with 7 kills. Megan Klavitter served 19-19 with 4 aces and had 21 digs. The Eagles are now 1-1 in the league.

The JV Eagles defeated Swartz creek  25-12, 10-25, 25-14.  Emma Kenney had 10 kills,  Allie Conly added 8 kills  and was 10-10 serving with 3 aces,  Alexus Harden 1was 12-12 serving with 1 ace.
Soccer Wins Again!
The Eagles, #1 rated team in Division 2, traveled to Flushing to beat the Raiders 3-1 in a Metro League game this evening. Linden outshot Flushing 13-4 on the night with the first goal coming from the Raiders ten minutes into the first half. Kevin Wright scored for the Eagles at the 24:38 mark on a penalty kick to knot the game at 1-1. Derek Deighton scored, unassisted, at the 5:32 mark to put Linden up 2-1 entering the half. Nolan McDonald sealed the victory with a goal at the 18:45 mark of the second half on an assist from Ben Thornton. The win moves the Eagles to 11-0-1 on the season and 4-0 in the Metro.

1. Linden  (10-0-1)
2. Mattawan  (12-1-1)
3. East Lansing  (12-1)
4. Grand Rapids Christian  (10-0-1)
5. Mason  (9-0-2)
6. Spring Lake  (8-1-3)
7. Dexter  (9-2-2)
8. Plainwell  (12-2)
9. Coldwater  (10-1-1)
10. Holland Christian  (9-2-1)
Honorable Mention:  Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern  (6-1-2), Orchard Lakes St Mary’s  (8-2-3), Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook  (7-2), Fruitport  (7-3)

Varsity Football Beats Swartz Creek
The Varsity football team defeated Swartz Creek Friday night by a score of 48-16. Leading the way was the play of the defense with 2 interceptions by Kyle Korman and Andy Roberts. Andy returned his interception for a touchdown. Kevin Bates had 2 rushing touchdowns before leaving the game with a leg injury. Jake Marshall, Marshael Ryan and Zack Kentish each had a receiving TD catch from Ethan Quesnelle. The team travels to Flushing this Friday for a Metro League game.
Linden XC Classic Results
The boys' team performed admirably at the Linden Classic on Saturday. In a field of primarily D-1 schools, Linden placed fifth out of twelve teams. The Eagles were paced by medalists Ryan Torok and Mikey Varacalli who placed 9th and 10th respectively. Rounding out the top five for Linden were Jack Eck, Andy Bennett, and Kagen Griffith. The team will compete in the 2nd Metro League Jamboree on Wednesday afternoon. Full results are available here.
Linden Classic – Cross Country Invitational
With over 1,200 runners and 45 teams, the Linden Classic was an amazing event for all runners and spectators. The Linden girls took 3rd place in the large school division. Savannah Ferrara, Jordan Holscher and Courtney Davis all medaled in the Top 25. Taylor Ganger, Kailee Corcoran, Maya Gossett and Meghan Hitt rounded out the varsity for the Eagles. Team scores: Highland-Milford 37, Walled Lake Northern 92, Linden 113, Flushing 116, Salem 129, Davison 138, Hartland 144, Ortonville Brandon 212, Farmington 227 and Clio 262. The team travels to the Cummings Center on Wednesday for the 2nd Jamboree.
Davison Invitational
The Linden Girls Golf Team shot a team score of 401 to take 7th place Friday (9/19) at the Davison Invitational at Davison Country Club. Senior Hannah Joslin finished in a tie for second place in her class division with a score of 91. Junior Makena Baldwin shot a 97, Sophomore Sydney Bond shot a 101, and Sophomore Ashley Robinson shot a 112. Bond's score was the lowest 18-hole round of her high school career.
Soccer Team Shuts Out Creek
The Eagles played host to Swartz Creek and shut out the Dragons 7-0 Marcos Toledano opened the scoring about two minutes into the game on an assist from Ben Thornton. Nolan McDonald score the second goal unassisted at the 12:37 mark, and then found the net again on an assist from Ben Thornton with 10 minutes remaining in the first. After the half, McDonald scored again, for his hatrick on the night, on an assist form Derek Deighton. Ben Thornton and Kevin wright connected for the 5th goal at the 23:05 mark, and David Wright and Ben Thornton complete the Eagle scoring blitz with unassisted goals to end the game. The stingy Eagle defense allowed only one Dragon shot on goal with keepers Jay Howard and Andrew Coppler receive credit for the shut out.
Flint Metro League Sportsmanship Summit
On Tuesday, 12 LHS sophomores and juniors traveled to The Cage in Swartz Creek to participate in the 17th annual Flint Metro League Sportsmanship/Leadership Summit.  These student-athletes had the opportunity to interact with nationally know speaker Craig Hillier on the importance of making good choices, sportsmanship, leadership, creating a positive team vision, the negative impact drugs and alcohol play in team unity and performance, and many other topics.  (including the stiff legged tag race you see in the video) These athletes are now committed to sharing their experience with their teams and LHS as leaders.

Varsity Volleyball takes 5th
The varsity placed 5th out of 11 teams at their own tournament. Linden beat New Haven 25-6, 25-8 and lost to Midland Dow 23-25, 16-25 in pool play. They lost to Powers 25-18, 25-27, 13-15 and beat New Haven 25-16, 25-18 in power pool before losing to Swartz Creek 25-18, 23-25, 9-15 in the playoffs. For the day, Megan Kenney led the team with 31 kills and 10 blocks. Breyanna Turnipseed added 24 kills. Miranda Fowler had 59 assists and Bridget Adams had 16 kills and 16 aces. Megan Klavitter led the team defensively with 43 digs. Linden is now 2-3 overall and will open our new gym at home on Wednesday night in a quad with Lake Fenton, Swartz Creek and Byron.
Cross Country Alumni Race
Come join us on Saturday, August 16, for our first annual alumni race. You'll take the course against the 2014 squad and then enjoy a pancake breakfast. Men's race at 8:45, women at 9:15, and pancakes at 9:45. Click here for more details and the entry form.
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