Shelby not only put three players onto the all-West Michigan Conference soccer team this year, but also had three players earn all-state recognition after making a run to the regional finals.
CLARE — For nearly 18 minutes, Shelby looked ready to go toe to toe with Elk Rapids, the No. 1 team in the state by Michigan Power Rating.
CLARE — Shelby was not to be denied last Wednesday night in its regional semifinal game against Oakridge, even with a pair of missed penalty kicks and a trip to overtime.
KINGSLEY — A 15-year wait was long enough for Shelby, which earned its first district title since 2005 Thursday night with a 2-0 victory over Big Rapids in the district championship game.
SHELBY — Shelby didn’t worry about tomorrow in Tuesday’s district semifinal game against Benzie Central, and because the Tigers didn’t, they were rewarded with an 8-0 mercy-rule win that advanced them on to the district final against Big Rapids.
BIG RAPIDS — Hart's season came to an end Tuesday night in Big Rapids, as the Pirates dropped a close 2-0 decision to the top-seeded Cardinals.
REED CITY — Hart rallied from an early deficit Wednesday night to beat Reed City, 5-2, and advance to the district semifinals.
MANISTEE — Shelby defeated Manistee Wednesday night by a 3-1 margin to advance to the district semifinals, which the Tigers will host against Benzie Central.
PENTWATER — No team ever wants to see its season end, but the Pentwater Falcons certainly went out on one of their higher notes last Wednesday night, battling a solid Lakeview squad all the way to the end before falling 3-2.
MONTAGUE — Walkerville played its best half of the season in the first half of Monday’s game against Montague, but the Wildcats still fell short in a 7-1 defeat.