Clarkston shuts down Anchor Bay in regional play

By Wendi Reardon Price
Clarkston News Sports Writer
Troy — The Wolves were on a mission in the MHSAA Division 1 Boys Lacrosse Region 5 Semifinal game against Anchor Bay on Wednesday, May 25 – finish early and get the seniors to their commencement ceremony on time.
They did it with a 19-1 win at the end of the first half at Troy Athens.
“It’s exactly what we wanted to do,” said Clarkston Boys Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach Brian Kaminskas. “It was an early game because of graduation. We said either we have to get them to take the forfeit or we have to get a running clock so we can get you out of here on time. It was well done.”

Joe Rottenberk carries the ball into Anchor Bay’s turf in the second half of the MHSAA Division 1 Boys Lacrosse Regional game at Troy Athens, May 25. Photo: Wendi Reardon Price

Five minutes into the first quarter the Wolves were in the lead 4-1 following a goal from Michael Ferman.
With eight more goals in the next seven minutes, Clarkston finished the first half with a 12-1 lead with a pair of goals from Blake Berry and Zaidan Green in the last 31 seconds.
Tyler Cray scored the first three goals in the second quarter.
Kaminskas added a highlight for the game was a mix of players scored during the night.
“We got to spread the ball which is nice,” he said. “We were able to get down to the bench early. Those guys have been working hard all year. Their work ethic showed and paid off.”
He added Dylan Denkert and Jake Wiegers had good games including each scoring a goal in the second quarter.
“I am happy for them,” Kaminskas said.
Ellis York and Cray each had three goals. Green had two goals. Ryan Berry, Evan McClorey and Ferman each had two goals and two assists. Everett Edwards had one goals and three assists. Rayce Septer had one goal and one assist; and Blake Berry had one goal.
The Wolves moved on to the regional final on Tuesday, May 31 against Macomb Dakota, who beat Troy Athens in their semifinal game, 10-3.
“It doesn’t matter who they are, it’s going to be a fight,” Kaminskas said. “Macomb Dakota won the region they were in last year. It’s always tough.”
Results will be posted online on and Twitter @CNewsWRSports.
The winner moves on to the MHSAA Division 1 Boys Lacrosse Quarterfinal 2 on Friday, June 3, 5:30 p.m. at Haslett High School. The semifinals are June 9 with location and time to be determined.
The MHSAA Division 1 Boys Lacrosse State Championship is June 11, 5 p.m. at Parker Middle School in Howell.

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