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Multiple Teams · Watervliet High School Varsity Football beat Kalamazoo United 52-34


[complete_gallery id=”92269″ class=”alignnone” ]Friday, September 22, 2017

7:00 PM

Kalamazoo United
AWAY
34
Watervliet High School
HOME
52

Game Recap

Homecoming 2017 did not disappoint as undefeated Kalamazoo United came calling to play the undefeated Panthers. With one of the largest crowds in recent memory in attendance the Panthers were able to play with the lead for most of the game on their way to a hard fought 52-34 victory.

The game started out just as the home team wanted. The defense forced a three and out and the offense marched down the field for an opening drive TD. Kalamazoo United answered back with a TD drive of their own, but the Watervliet offense came right back with another score to finish the first quarter up 14-6. Early in the second quarter senior DT James Bell engulfed a United pass attempt, then returned it 44 yards to pay dirt. Each team scored another TD before the half giving the Panthers a 28-14 halftime lead.

Watervliet received the second half kickoff and proceeded to march down the field for another TD to open up a three TD lead. However, Kalamazoo United would not go away. Every time it appeared the Panthers were about to put the nail in the coffin United fought back into the game. After a big third quarter the Titans had trimmed the lead to 44-34. However, Senior Lamarrius Smith had a big interception and the offense took advantage getting the TD and the two point conversion to go up 18 and essentially put the game out of reach.

The defense, which had a few issues on the night, but also had some big stops and two interceptions, did hold the high powered Titan offense to 302 yards, while the Panther offense racked up 645 yards of total offense. Senior QB Zack Pickens played great yet again. Pickens was 26/39 for 467 yards and a pair of TD passes. Pickens also led the rushing attack with 26 carries for 134 yards and two more TD’s. Three Panther receivers went for over 100 yards on the night. Junior Garrett Matthews had seven grabs for 119 yards, and Trent Boone snagged six Pickens offerings for 108 yards and a TD. Senior Bryant Kieft led all receivers with 7 catches for 203 yards and a TD. Kieft also rushed 8 times for 46 yards and 2 more TD’s.

With the win the Panthers moved to 5-0 (1-0 SAC Valley) on the season. Worth noting was the presence of the Fox 17 Friday NIght Blitz crew who made tonight’s game their game of the week. It was a first to have them do the show from Panther Stadium.

The Panthers begin a three game road trip next week with a trip to Delton Kellogg (2-3, 0-1) next Friday. Kickoff is set for 7:00.

Box Scores

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4
Kalamazoo United
6
8
20
Watervliet
14
14
16
8

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Multiple Teams · Watervliet High School Junior Varsity Football falls to Kalamazoo United 26-6


Thursday, September 21, 2017

6:00 PM

Watervliet High School
AWAY
6

Kalamazoo United
HOME
26

Game Recap

On a strange night down in Kalamazoo filled with 2 lightning/thunder delays and no lights at the field – The Panthers found themselves behind on the scoreboard before the game was called due to darkness just minutes into the 3rd quarter.
Don Smith rushed for the lone score for the Panthers.

Box Scores

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4
Watervliet

6

Kalamazoo United
18

8


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Multiple Teams · Watervliet Girls 8th Grade Volleyball White beat Benton Harbor High School 3-0


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5:00 PM

Benton Harbor High School
AWAY
0

Watervliet High School
HOME
3

Game Recap

The 8th grade White team walked away with a 3-0 victory against Benton Harbor in our first home match of the season. Our serving and ability to work as a team really showed tonight. Lyla N., Jaimi W., and Alyssa M led the way in serving the first game. Lyla again led in serving in the second and a total team effort in the third. Great job ladies! We look forward to our first tournament on Saturday.

Box Scores

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4
5
Benton Harbor
17

15

14

Watervliet
25

25

25


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Multiple Teams · Watervliet Girls 8th Grade Volleyball White falls to Bridgman High School 5-0


Monday, September 18, 2017

5:00 PM

Watervliet High School
AWAY
0

Bridgman High School
HOME
5

Game Recap

Tonight was a hard fought match against Bridgman with our serving game starting to take shape. We had many back and forth points, which resulted in some close games. Way to work hard ladies!


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Multiple Teams · Watervliet Girls 7th Grade Volleyball Maroon beat Lawrence High School 2-1


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5:00 PM

Watervliet High School
AWAY
2

Lawrence High School
HOME
1

Game Recap

The Watervliet 7th grade maroon team came to play against the Lawerence, Tigers. Winning 2 of 3 games. Leading the team was Grace Chisek with 10 serves and 2 aces also helping her team was Lauren Laws with 8 serves and 2 aces. Great game ladies.

Box Scores

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3
4
5
Watervliet
25

25

25

Lawrence
9

27

19


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Multiple Teams · Watervliet Girls 8th Grade Volleyball Maroon beat Lawrence 2-1


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5:00 PM

Watervliet High School
AWAY
2

Lawrence
HOME
1

Game Recap

The girls 8th grade maroon volleyball team defeated opponent, the Lawrence Tigers, 2 games at 25-23,25-9 and lost the third 14-25. Aaliyah Hinch led the team in aces, scoring 8 points with her serve while Lilly Lefor was right behind her with 6. Addy Riley scored her first block of the season. Come support both 8th grade volleyball teams this Saturday at the River Valley Invitational.

Box Scores

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Watervliet
25

25

14

Lawrence
23

9

25


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Multiple Teams · Watervliet 8th Grade Football beat Martin 28-12


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5:00 PM

Martin
AWAY
12

Watervliet High School
HOME
28

Game Recap

The Watervliet Panthers won their home opener tonight against the Martin Clippers by a score of 28-12. This was a hard fought game all four quarters by two good teams in some hot and humid conditions. The Panthers jumped out to a 12-0 halftime lead due to some great defensive plays by the Panther defense, lead by a stout d-line that consisted of Parker Lanning, Conner Underwood, Royce Daughtery, and Sumner Robbins. Offensively, the Panthers had a hard time getting anything going until the fourth quarter when our run game took off behind some brilliant runs by Tommy Sando, who had all four of the Panther touchdowns. This win give the MS Panthers their second win of the season and improves their record to 2-0. Next week the Panthers travel to face a tough Constantine team. GO PANTHERS!!!

Box Scores

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4
Martin

12

Watervliet
6

6

16


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Multiple Teams · Watervliet Girls 7th Grade Volleyball White beat Benton Harbor High School 3-0


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

5:00 PM

Benton Harbor High School
AWAY
0

Watervliet High School
HOME
3

Game Recap

The lady panthers swept the tigers in a 3 game series tonight! Tonight scoring for the panthers were Abby Lomoro, Lauren Lovell, Amya Harvell, Kenna Warren, Hailey Yerington, Alexis Hadley, Tara Halamka, Lydia Koshar, and Ayla Lambrecht. Tonight was definitely a team effort! Nice win. Keep improving! Great job, ladies!

Box Scores

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4
5
Benton Harbor
20

22

8

Watervliet
25

25

15


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Multiple Teams · Watervliet Girls 7th Grade Volleyball Maroon beat New Buffalo High School 3-0


Monday, September 18, 2017

5:00 PM

Watervliet High School
AWAY
3

New Buffalo High School
HOME
0

Game Recap

The 7th grade maroon team triumphed over the New Buffalo Bisons in all three games. Leading the team was Grace Chisek with 11 serves. The girls played great together as a team.


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Multiple Teams · Watervliet High School Girls Varsity Volleyball beat Lawrence High School 3-0


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

6:15 PM

Lawrence High School
AWAY
0

Watervliet High School
HOME
3

Game Recap

The Panther’s competed against the Tigers at home and the Panthers won the match.
In game one the score stayed within a few points until it became 19-19. Brenna Langston entered the game and served tough, two of the serves being aces and the other two serves prevented the Tigers from running a smooth offensive attack. The Panther earned the final point of the game with a dig from Emma Yazel, an assist from Jaelyn Pitre and a kill from Zoe Smith. Game two the Panthers took an early game lead with aggressive serving, strong attacks from their front-line players, big blocks, accurate passing and big digs. Panthers dominated game two. Game three the Tigers got and early jump on the Panthers with a score of 8-14 but the Panthers battled back one point at a time till the score reached 21-21 and they pushed till the end with the final score being 25-22. Kara Liles and Elaine Koshar both dominated the middle with big hits and blocks for the night. Zoe Smith led the offense with 7 kills and Grace Smith led with 13 digs. Jaelyn Pitre led with 22 assists for the night.

Team Stats
Jaelyn Pitre 22 assist, 1 kill, 2 aces, 4 digs
Kara Liles 1 assist 6 kills, 4 blocks
Emma Armstrong 4 kills
Elaine Koshar 5 kills, 6 blocks
Emma Yazel 1 assist, 2 dig
Zoe Smith 7 kills, 1 ace, 10 digs
Grace Smith 3 kills, 13 digs
Caley Simmons 3 aces, 7 digs
Mikalah Clay 1 kill, 1 ace, 1 dig
Brenna Langston 2 aces, 2 digs

Box Scores

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5
Lawrence
20

15

22

Watervliet
25

25

25