TRI-CITY AREA — Attack claimed a first-place finish at the 12U NSA Michigan State Tournament which was contested in Grand Blanc recently.

The team began their title-producing run with a 12-0 win against Batbusters on Friday, June 19.

Later that day, Attack raised their mark to 2-0 thanks to a 12-1 victory over Midland Lady Explorers.

Attack then registered a 9-2 triumph against Kalamazoo Klash on Saturday, June 20.

That would prove their only game that day.

Attack won the 12U NSA Michigan State Tournament recently. They are front row (L to R) Tara Tencza, Lorelei Mahon, Brooklyn Bunch, Isabella Makarewicz and Mackenzie Aguinaga; middle Sophia Helm, Makayla Bruman, Lainey Cannon, Jaycee Reams and Ashley Stafford; and back coaches Joe Helm, George Tencza, Brian Bunch


Attack’s 12U team began play on Sunday, June 21 with a 4-3 setback to Michigan Expos.

The team would bounce back with a 5-1 win over Kalamazoo Klash and an 11-3 victory against Michigan Expos.

Those outcomes placed them in the title tilt versus Michigan Expos, a game they concluded up by a 7-1 scoreboard count.

Sophia Helm (Swartz Creek) led the team with 15 hits, 13 RBI and 10 runs scored over the weekend. She was backed by Oxford’s Isabella Makarewicz (11 hits) and Algonac’s Jaycee Reams (three doubles and two triples).

Tara Tencza (Almont), Lorelei Mahon (Macomb), Brooklyn Bunch (Almont), Mackenzie Aguinaga (Emmett), Makayla Bruman (North Branch), Lainey Cannon (Clio) and Ashley Stafford (Richmond) helped make Attack’s first-place finish possible. They were coached by Joe Helm, George Tencza and Brian Bunch.

Kevin Kissane has been covering high school sports for the Tri-City Times since 1985. When not standing on a field or court with his camera and notepad, he enjoys golf, travel and family. Kevin is a 1980 graduate of Capac High School, and is also a grad of St. Clair Community College and earned a degree in journalism from Central Michigan University.