Girls basketball will close out the regular season tonight, hosting Harbor Springs for the Snowgoing game. The Snowgoing King and Queen will be crowned at halftime and the Spirit Belt will be awarded to our most spirited class. Those who can't join us for the hoops and festivities can catch the game action live using these NFHS subscription links. Go Vikes! #leadthecharge JV: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/grayling-high-school-grayling-mi/gama8abbca371 Varsity: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/grayling-high-school-grayling-mi/gam44e1acf3b6
Varsity boys basketball beat Inland Lakes 73-70 last night to finish their regular season with a five game winning streak. The boys play in their district opener on Monday at 6 p.m. Come out and support the guys in their quest for a District Championship! #leadthecharge
JV boys basketball fell to a good Inland Lakes team by 3 last night, 57-54. We started slow, but kept fighting and never gave up. David Neal had 24 points, Noah Gabriel poured in 12, and Matt Petitti had 10. Great year, guys! #leadthecharge
ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Amanda Lewis (varsity basketball) and Jake Huspen (wrestling) Amanda has been a key figure in our defensive scheme this season. She is an excellent on-ball defender and understands how to force turnovers and create chaos for opponents. Amanda has been a leader on and off the court all season long. She is dedicated and is one of our driving forces this season. Jake went 3-1 on Saturday to place 3rd at individual regionals. He will now advance to the MHSAA state final held at Ford Field March 1-2. Jake has a 40-5 season record. #leadthecharge
Boys basketball opens districts at Kingsley on Monday, February 26 at 6 p.m.. Tickets must be purchased online using this GoFan link. Go Vikes!https://gofan.co/event/1417471?schoolId=MI10341
The wrestling team advanced two wrestlers to the individual state finals last Saturday. Jake Huspen and Logan Malonen both took 3rd place to advance. Alex Moore and Caleb Baker came up one match short of qualifying. Both wrestlers lost their final match by one point with only seconds to go in their match. Max Huspen and Danny Bonamie both went 0-2 losing close matches. On Sunday, Mandy Andrews went 2-2 on the day losing one match short of qualifying for state in the girls division. Molly Wright lost her first match Sunday and was eliminated from the tournament.
The ski team competed in their final meet of the season on Monday, skiing in the LMC Championships at Boyne Highlands. Both teams wound up in third place in the conference for season standings. Individuals also earned all-conference recognition for their results. 1st team all-conference: Trevor Cvitkovich in slalom and GS and Nico Triebold in slalom. Honorable Mention: Quincy Stirling in slalom and GS, Nico Triebold in GS, Teague Hartman in slalom and GS, and Luna Gauthier in GS. Congrats on a great season!
Varsity girls basketball came home with a 52-39 win over Boyne City last night. The Vikings were led by Makayla Watkins with 20. Cali D’Amour scored 15, Amanda Lewis had 6 and Emma Kuziel and Alison Helinski chipped in with 5 and 4 respectively.
In an exciting and fast paced game, our varsity boys basketball team defeated Roscommon 65-46 Tuesday night. This is the boys' 4th straight win! The best part was being able to celebrate our seniors and send them off with a win.
JV boys basketball took down Roscommon 67-27 Tuesday night behind a huge effort of defense and unselfish play. We were led by 24 points from Myles Mead. Right behind him was Matt Petitti who scored 20. The last game of the year is Thursday at Inland Lakes.
Boys basketball will host Roscommon tonight in their final home game of the season. Come out to support the boys and show your Snowgoing spirit! If you can't make it to GHS, you can watch the games using these NFHS subscription links. Go Vikes! JV: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/grayling-high-school-grayling-mi/gam6ea2ba7f2e Varsity: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/grayling-high-school-grayling-mi/gam47b019e2cd
Boys bowling competed in the Northern Michigan Bowling Conference Tournament at Rogers City on Saturday. Boyne City took home the regular season crown, but we had ourselves a day and took home the tournament championship. After some good Baker Games 181, 192, 176 and 176, Grayling went into the 5 person individual game with a 12 pin lead. Boyne City and the others started out hot, but we weathered the storm and came from behind and took the lead late in the match behind some absolutely great bowling from Gibsen Barnett. Gib had the high game of 256, Tom Helsel bowled 152, Gage Modert had a 172, Mitch Harrington scored 188 and Bryce Malcolm had 148. The Vikings won the tournament with a total pin count of 1,641, 42 pins more than Boyne City. It was a great boost for the team heading to Cheboygan for Regionals where we hope to be one of the top two teams of 12 competing in Division 3, Region 17. Also crowned this weekend was our NMBC All-Conference team. Gibsen and Mitch took home two of the five All-Conference slots. Congratulations to them and all of our bowlers as all five were in the top 15 spots out of at least 40 available conference bowlers.
Varsity boys basketball defeated Kalkaska 73-41 on Thursday. Ten players got in on the scoring as the Vikes capped off the week with a three game winning streak.
Varsity girls basketball beat Kalkaska 52-30 Friday night. The Vikings were led by Makayla Watkins with 17. Cali D'Amour had 12, Ali Helinski added 8, Emma Kuziel scored 5 and Amanda Lewis and Jill Hartman each chipped in 4 apiece.
On Wednesday night, the varsity boys basketball team beat Traverse City St. Francis 54-51 for the first time since 2015. The boys played with intensity and passion. They played for each other and for Graying. What a great team win! #leadthecharge Photo credit: Stephanie Ross
Tonight's boys basketball games will take place as scheduled. Those who don't want to venture out can watch from home using these NFHS subscription links. Go Vikes! JV: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/grayling-high-school-grayling-mi/gam44149f46f0 Varsity: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/grayling-high-school-grayling-mi/gamb4ec6875be
Our GHS bowlers will compete in individual and team districts at Spare Time Lanes in Cheboygan on February 23 and 24. Tickets will only be sold online via these GoFan links. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Good luck, Vikings! Team competition on Friday, February 23: https://gofan.co/event/1349871?schoolId=MHSAA Individual competition on Saturday, February 24: https://gofan.co/event/1349852?schoolId=MHSAA
Boys basketball hosts league foe Traverse City St. Francis tonight. JV starts at 5:30 with varsity to follow. Come out, be loud and show that Viking Pride! If you can't join us, you can cheer from home while you watch the games using these NFHS subscription links. Go Green! JV: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/grayling-high-school-grayling-mi/gam942fcf8170 Varsity: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/grayling-high-school-grayling-mi/gamfa41f651a4
In a game where we had early foul trouble, the varsity girls banded together and fought their way out of an early deficit, defeating Cheboygan 52-46 last night. At one point, down double digits, the Lady Vikes cranked up the defensive pressure, outscoring Cheboygan 27-15 in the second half and only allowing 4 points in the 4th quarter. A huge 3 pointer from Cali D’Amour in the 4th tied the game and from there the defense took over and we finished the game on strong ball movement and finishes around the rim. We were also able to hit late free throws to ice the game. Tonight we had balanced scoring with 11 from Makayla Watkins, 10 from Emma Kuziel, 9 from Cali D’Amour, 8 from Amanda Lewis, 7 from Ali Helinski, and a clutch 6 points from Olivia Duba. #leadthecharge
JV girls basketball got off to a slow start against the Cheboygan Chiefs Tuesday night, but found their groove, coming to life in the second half. Leah Kirmo led the team with intense hustle offensively and defensively, scoring 13 points and setting the pace of the second half. Molly Montgomery dropped 18 points, while Allyson Albert and Alle Vannuck both pitched in 5. The Vikings travel to Kalkaska on Friday. #leadthecharge