TRI-CITY AREA — Tri-City Area teams claimed four firsts and three second-place finishes at the Imlay City 3-on-3 Tournament this past Saturday.
A total of 47 teams competed in the event.
Peacocks (Almont’s Brody Corneau, Spencer Kent, Noah Campbell and Blake Lane) won the Boys’ 7th and 8th grade title on court 2.
The team opened their successful tournament run with a convincing 26-5 win against Furious Flamingos.
They then went to 2-0, securing a 25-18 victory over Blue Devils.
The team then followed it up with a 26-15 triumph against The Pound and a 25-18 win over the Pickle Bombers, assuring themselves of a number one finish.
Class Dismissed (Almont’s Zander Nash, Grady Nash, Dominic Ljuljdjuraj and David Goodloe) matched their finish position.
The squad won the 18-30 division and their contests unfolded on court 5.
Dream Team, consisting of Imlay City students Isaiah Gauthier and Nolan Siegler plus Brown City’s Tatum Kohler and Lucas Krick, earned the distinctions of third and fourth grade boys’ bracket champions. They went 4-0 to accomplish the feat.
Oldies But Goodies (Imlay City Athletic Director Don Gauthier along with Matt Van Dyk, Greg Prendergast and Josh Gates) were the other Tri-City Area team to obtain a first.
They were the champions of the 30t bracket.
The team started things off with a 26-11 win against Three Men and a Baby.
They then handed Heat Check a 25-10 loss and followed it up with a 26-18 victory over Three Men and a Baby to close out a title-producing run.
Ballerz in Progress (Imlay City’s Addison Brown, Adalyn Siegler Macie Stine and Ava Shack) supplied a second-place showing in the fifth and sixth grade girls’ division.
Their contests were split between courts 1 and 8.
The squad opened tournament play with a 17-14 loss to Team ICE.
They then bounced back with a 25-0 win against Lightning Bugs; a 22-10 victory over Eagles and an 18-15 triumph against Lady Ballers.
The squad then faced Team ICE for first place honors next.
When the final scores were added up, Team ICE prevailed 12-3.
Hot Shots (Almont’s Lilly Samp, Vivian Asaro and Madison Derk along with Romeo’s Madison Repicky) found themselves among the trophy winners as well, going 3-2 that day on the way to a second.
They pitted their court skills versus seventh and eighth grade girls’ division foes on court 1.
Three Men and a Baby (Imlay City’s Jack Lengemann, Alex Lengemann, Bill Lengemann and Mary Lengemann) placed second in the 30t division.
The team went 2-3 en route to that distinction.
140 (Imlay City’s Luke Forti, Beau Hund and Holden Redd) went 3-2 on the day.
Their contests in the 18-30 division unfolded on court 5.
Rubber Duckies (Almont’s Grady Samp, and Anthony Youngblood, Dryden’s Tommy O’Donnell plus Sterling Heights’ Trey Leusby) halved a four-game stint in the fifth and sixth grade boys’ division.
Their contests unfolded on court 7.
Quality Control (Imlay City’s Izzy Aune, Dean Aune and Yale’s Jon Schlorke) wound up with wins in one out of three contests.
They competed in the 30t division.
Bums (Imlay City’s Isaac Sommer, Sam Edson, Brady Detwiller and Edward Dervishi) also tested their court skills at the Imlay City 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament.
They participated in the high school division that took place on courts 4 and 8, respectively.
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.