03-23-2017 Tri-City Area Sports

The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced the winners of its All-Division and Honorable Mention rolls in the Lakeshore division for boys’ and girls’ basketball.


Coloma, Hartford, and Watervliet each had one student-athlete named to the All-Division squad. Coloma was represented by Zach Goodline. Austin Nelson from Hartford earned the honor for the Indians. Dan Cluster was named All-Division for Watervliet.

Goodline, a sophomore, averaged 26.9 points per game for Coloma (591 points scored this season). He was coached by Paul Marfia.

Nelson was a senior guard for the Indians and was dangerous from three-point territory.  John Johnson was the head coach for Hartford.


Dan Cluster, a junior, was the center for the Panthers. He did a great job this year under the bucket blocking numerous shots and dropping in easy baskets from the paint. He was coached by Chris Prom.

Also making the All-Division team were JP Alfaro and Julian Martinez-Grigg of Fennville, Tyler Hunt of Gobles, and Blake Dunn and Teaque Tiemeyer of Saugatuck.

Honorable Mention nods were given to Coloma’s Levi Wilkens, William Martinez and Garrod Johnson of Hartford, and Sheldon Tobar and Bryant Kieft of Watervliet.

Bangor’s Gage Gardner and Tyrique Cunningham, Fennville’s Austin Lewis and Ben Rendkema, Gobles’s Peyton Austin and Clayton Stapert, and Wyatt Werme of Saugatuck also received Honorable Mention awards.

In girls’ basketball, one student-athlete represented Coloma, Hartford, and Watervliet on the All-Division list.


Hartford’s AJ Jackson was the lone Hartford award winner. Jackson, a junior, had a lot of success this season from the low post, and she notched numerous double doubles. Jackson was coached by Lee Mireles.

Logan Mizwicki of Watervliet received All-Division honors. The senior captain, coached by Jason Forrester, was an aggressive playmaker on this year’s conference-winning squad.


Morgan Wagner led Coloma in scoring this season and made the All-Division list. Wagner is a junior and was coached by Fred Paulsen.

Hailey Baxter and Maddie Tiller of Gobles, Joi-Onna McGee of Bangor, and Maddie Moore of Saugatuck were named All-Division in the SAC – Lakeshore Division list.

Coloma’s Hannah Mathis and Kayla Yore, Hartford’s Marissa Beraza and Amara Wesaw, and Watervliet’s Casie Gohr, Jaelyn Pitre, and Zoe Smith earned Honorable Mention awards.

Madison McGuire of Bangor, Coryne Howard and Lauryn Saylor of Fennville, Kelsie Martin and Libbee Nason of Gobles, and Erin Stannis of Saugatuck also made the Honorable Mention awards list.



Isaiah Livers of Kalamazoo Central was selected by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan’s representatives as the 2017 Mr. Basketball. Livers received 2,811 points, outpacing second place finisher Xavier Tillman of Grand Rapids Christian by 72 points.

Jordan Walker of Mona Shores was selected as the 2017 Miss Basketball. She tallied 2,482 points and topped second place finisher Kierra Fletcher of Warren Cousino by 100 points.

Watervliet’s Travis Bolin reports for spring training

Watervliet High School and Davenport University baseball standout Travis Bolin has reported to spring training at the Texas Rangers camp in Surprise, Arizona.

Bolin, 22, a right fielder, was selected by the Texas Rangers in the 32nd round of the 2016 draft. He was the 969th pick overall.

Bolin, who bats and throws right-handed, shattered the single season school records at Davenport in the home runs, triples, total bases, and total hits categories while at the university.

Last season he played 16 games for the Spokane Indians of the Northwest League and 18 games for the Arizona League Rangers.

In his 34 games in the minor league in 2016 he tallied 33 hits including eight doubles, four triples, and one homerun over 122 at bats. His batting average was .270, and he had a whopping .429 slugging percentage. Bolin also stole seven bases and str