Local Athletes Shine in Upcoming State Finals and Prep, Youth, and Adult Sports

Weekend Series: Sieler and VanBrandt Set to Face Off

The upcoming games of the Division 4 state finals will feature two standout softball players from the Monroe County Region. Whiteford’s Aly VanBrandt will be facing off against Ellie Sieler, a graduate of Monroe, leading Michigan against an Indiana squad. Both players are leading their respective teams in hitting, with VanBrandt boasting a .380 average and Sieler hitting .363. Sieler had an impressive performance in the previous weekend, with back-to-back home runs and strong stats.

In prep baseball news, Bedford’s team suffered an 8-3 loss to Warren DeLaSalle after a five-run third inning by the opposition. Despite out-hitting their opponents, Bedford committed five errors leading to the loss. Several players like Jace Bloomer and Andrew Kuebbeler contributed runs and hits during the game.

In youth wrestling, Monroe’s Sullivan Layne, a third grader at Manor Elementary, won a MYWAY state championship over the weekend. Meanwhile, in adult soccer, Travis Campbell led Old Crows to an 8-5 victory over Athletico with five goals on opening night of Winter Session III at LevelUp Training. Rev. Mike Anagbogu scored twice for Athletico in the match.

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