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Crusaders News · JV Volleyball Wins Mt. Morris Tournament

The LCN JV Girls Volleyball team traveled to Mt. Morris on Saturday for a tournament.

After a 11 and a half hours of volleyball, they had a little less space in the car on the ride home as they came back with a championship trophy after taking first place in the Gold Division.

Congratulations on a great weekend.

The volleyball program plays this Tuesday at Sterling Heights at 4:00, 5:15, and 7:00. The JV also plays Thursday at 5 at the Lakeview Quad.

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Crusaders News · Girls Basketball Fundraiser Underway

With school year underway, the LCN Girls Basketball program has already begun fundraising for the what should be another successful season.

Thanks to the generosity of the Hamlin Pub Chesterfield, on Mondays, you can get something great to eat and raise money for LCN Girls’ Basketball. Between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Mondays, %20 of your bill will be donated to the program.

If you would like to help out the program and eat a great meal, you can see Coach Johnston for the card and head out to Hamlin Pub.

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Girls Varsity Golf · LCN Girls’ Golf off to Hot Start

The LCN Girls’ Golf program is off to a great start.

After beating traditional powerhouse Marysville in the first match of the year, the team has just kept on winning, going 3-0.

The Crusaders are led by head coach, Sharon Hicks and senior captain, Megan Sarotte.

“Megan has been been medalist (best scorer) twice and Ireland Papa once. Megan averages about 46 for 9; Ireland low 50’s. Maddie Quick is a freshman who is shooting in the 50’s as well,” Coach Hicks said.

In addition to some standout players, Coach Hicks also credited the depth of the team for its early success.

“We have depth. One of our returning Sophomores, Amanda Schoeninger, is having an amazing season. Although we have just begun, I anticipate she will finish strong. Furthermore, our new recruits are solid and disciplined,” Coach Hicks said. “They are improving every round and give us the added points when the matches become competitive. Most of our Freshmen have already earned their Varsity letters by scoring in dual matches. Olivia Brown, Ryley Splitt, Alexa Velloney, Sarah Loeffler and Christine Loeffler have improved immensely in the first month. Our program is growing and the girls have stepped up their game!”

This week, the Crusaders will take on Lakeview at St. Clair Shores Golf Course on Tuesday before re-matching with Marysville on Thursday.

It should be another exciting week for the Crusader Girls’ Golf program as they continue to grow and take on great competition.



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Crusaders News · Varsity Football to play at 7:00 Saturday

Due to weather conditions the LCN Varsity football team will play its home football game against Warren Mott at 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 6.

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Crusaders News · Alumni Hockey Game Schedule for July 30th

The 2014 edition of the Annual Joel Zito/Alumni Hockey game is announced for Wednesday, July 30th at Mt. Clemens at 7:00pm. Donations for the event will be given to the Zito family.

The event is a great opportunity to watch some of your favorite Crusader alumni hockey players while raising money for a great cause.


For more information on the event contact Head Coach Jon Nader at

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Crusaders News · Weekly Athletic Report 5-19

Crusader Nation,

Last week was a wet one, most of our teams were sidelined for a major part of the week but some games were squeezed in at the end of the week.


The Crusaders traveled to Liggett for their last regular season game. They were led by Ian Moews who scored three times and added three assists. Kairos Bodley and Andrew Micciche also three goals each, while Daniel Orr contributed with two goals, two assists. Duncan Nicholas, Dylon Kaighen, Christian Roy, and Kyle Crawford all added a goal a piece. Keeper Kyle Deriemacker made 18 saves for LCN to win 15-7.

Friday was the opening round of the State Playoffs for the Varsity Lacrosse team.  Daniel Orr and Andrew Micciche each scored three goals, Kyle Crawford and Ben Barrett each had two goals to power the Crusaders to a win over Utica 19-1. Evan Centar also contributed with two goals and Tyler Valentine, Dylon Kaighen, Christian Roy, Ty Gianakis, Trevor Green and Mason Thomas all had one goal each. The defense of LCN and keeping by Kyle Deriemacker kept Utica stymied for most of the game. LCN advances to the next round and will play on Friday at Troy Athens.


This past weekend the Crusaders participated in the “Hits for Heroes Softball Classic.” L’Anse Creuse North finished the day 2 – 1. In the first game, Paige Pardee gave up four hits while striking out six batters. Katie Ahlstrom was 2 for 4 with 2 runs scored and Courtney Dunford was 2 for 4. Kelly Klebba was 2 for 2 with 2 walks while Kara Hart, in her first game back from an ankle injury, went 2 for 2 with a triple and an RBI. LCN beat Warren Woods Tower 9-1.

In the second game of the day LCN matched up with Trenton. Krissy Toth was on the mound and took the win with only giving up five hits and struck out two batters. Jess Friedland was 2 for 4, scored twice and had 1 RBI. Amber Fizia was hit a triple and had a RBI. Cortney Dunford was 3 for 4 with a triple and an RBI Krissy Toth was 2 for 3. LCN went on to beat Trenton 5-1.


LCN participated in the Walled Lake Northern tournament. LCN went 2-0 on the day, beating Walled Lake Northern 11-4 and Notre Dame Prep 8-6. On the day, Trevor Mackowiak finished 5-for-8 with three runs scored, two doubles and four RBI. He also got the win on the mound in the NDP game, striking out five. Jake Chattinger went 4-for-8 with two RBI and two runs scored, Trevor Conklin had four RBI and Josh Oleksiak was the winning pitcher against WLN.


Thursday evening the Varsity Soccer team traveled to Lamphere to take on the Rams.

Kayla Roodbeen, Mya Oleksiak, and Nicolette Vultaggio gave LCN a 4-0 lead when Roodbeen scored twice in the first half. Mya and Ashley Johnson would tally two more goals in the second have to give LCN a 6-0 win over Lamphere. Sydney Zablocki had 2 saves for her 8th shutout of the season. 

On Friday, the ladies were right back in action when they traveled to Cousino. The Oleksiak sisters used their connection to fuel the Crusaders. Mya scored twice in the first half and was assisted by Miranda and then Miranda scored and was assisted by Mya. Kayla Roodbeen went on to score as well. For the second straight game the Crusaders scored 4 goals in the first half. Ashley Johnson was set up by Tori Koontz to give LCN a 5-1 win over the Patriots.


Friday night the Track team competed in the Regional round of the State Playoffs. Tyler Sirut became an individual Regional champion for Macomb County with his throw of 48-9 in the shot put. Devyn Brass also placed at the Regional round when he came in second place in the 300 meter hurdles. Both Devyn and Tyler have earned trips to the State Finals! Congratulations!



The Varsity Tennis team competed in the regional Round of the State playoffs. The girls competed hard but they ended up in 5th place in the Regional. Good season girls!


Athletes of the Week: Andrew Micciche and Mya Oleksiak

Upcoming Events

Monday May 19th

Golf Division Meet at Black River Golf Course at 8:00am

JV Softball at LCHS at 4:00/6:00pm

Freshman Baseball/Softball at Port Huron at 4:30pm

JV/Varsity Baseball vs. Grosse Pointe South at 4:30pm


Tuesday May 20th

Track Division Meet at Sterling Heights at 4:00pm

Varsity Baseball at LCHS at 4:00pm

Varsity Softball vs. Grosse Pointe North at 4:00/6:00pm

Freshman Lacrosse vs. DeLaSalle at Macomb Community College at 4:00pm


Wednesday May 21st

JV/Varsity Soccer at Utica at 4:00/5:30pm

Varsity Softball at Utica at 4:00/6:00pm

JV Softball vs. Utica at 4:00/6:00pm

JV/Varsity Baseball vs. Lake Orion at 4:30pm

Freshman Softball vs. Anchor Bay at 4:00pm


Thursday May 22nd

Golf Districts at Cherry Creek Golf Course at 8:30am

Track County Meet at Warren Mott at 3:00pm

Freshman Baseball/Softball vs. Romeo at 3:30/5:30pm

JV Softball vs. Lake Shore at 4:00/6:00pm


Friday May 23rd

Varsity Lacrosse at Troy Athens at 7:00pm



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Crusaders News · LCN Athletic Report 5-12

Crusader Nation,

The warmer weather seems to have finally arrived with it being in the 80’s today and tomorrow. Hopefully this bodes well for our athletic teams.


Monday afternoon Richmond visited LCN where they had the slight edge against the Crusaders. In Singles play, Kristen Binge registered a point for the Crusaders when she won her sets 6-1 and 6-3. Jenna Zalenski and Emma Harrison won their Doubles set 6-2 and 7-5. Michala Manfredo and Kristin Mazzola registered the last point for LCN when they won 6-4 and 6-2. LCN lost the match 5-3. 

On Thursday the ladies were back on the court but this time they were at Fraser. The teams would play to a 4-4 tie. Haley Read was the only LCN player to register a point in singles play. In Doubles play, Jenna Zalenski and Emma Harrison connected to win 6-1 and 7-5, Michala Manfredo and Kristin Mazzola also contributed to win 6-0 and 6-1. Monika Skawinska and Maria Daka combined to win 6-2 and 7-5.


Tuesday the Crusaders took on the Eisenhower Eagles and lost. 15-5. Goals for the Crusaders were scored by Danny Orr, Duncan Nichols, Ian Moews and Kairos Bodley. The Eagles open the game with a stretch of goals but LCN battled back to make the game close before Eisenhower went on another run late in the game.

Thursday night LCN traveled to Romeo. Kyle Crawford, Danny Orr, and Ian Moews all scored two goals for the Crusaders. Also getting goals were Duncan Nichols, Andrew Micciche and Ty Gianakis. Goalie Kyle Deriemacker made 22 saves to hold Romeo at bay when it mattered most.  LCN won by a score of 9-7


On Monday the Crusaders hosted the Dakota Cougars who were close behind LCN in the standings. Kayla Roodbeen struck first for LCN when she scored assisted by Ashley Johnson. Taking a 1-0 lead into the half was all that LCN needed. Sydney Zablocki kept Dakota at 0 for her 6th shutout of the season.  Coach Boice credits the defense all season for helping the team earn their 7th shutout of the season.

Wednesday night another MAC White opponent visited LCN, this time it was Fraser. In a game that saw more rain then goals, the teams battled to a 0-0 tie. Sydney Zablocki recorded her 7th shutout of the season with 4 saves. 

Friday night the Crusaders honored their seniors before the game and would not let them down during the game against Anchor Bay. Anchor Bay was in first place in the division and LCN was directly behind them. Freshman Mya Oleksiak scored twice in the first half to give the Crusaders a lead. Anchor Bay answered just before half time but that is all they would get. The LCN midfielders Tori Koontz, Carson Janssen and Miranda Oleksiak held pinned Anchor Bay in their own half of the field.  LCN won 2-1.


This weekend the Track team competed in the Dakota Invitational. Some of our boys did very well. In the 110 high hurdles Devyn Brass came in second place and he also placed third in the 300 intermediate hurdles. In the shot put, Tyler Sirut came in first place with a throw of 49’ 11’’.


This past weekend LCN competed in the Fred Pieper Softball Tournament at Royal Oak. Early in the tournament LCN was paired up with Berkley where they won 11-5. Krissy Toth pitched 5 innings giving up 7 hits and striking out 3 batters. Amber Fizia went 2 for 4 with a triple and scored twice, Katelyn Ahlstrom went 2 for 4, with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored. Courtney Dunford went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI, Paige Pardee went 2 for 4 with an RBI, Krissy Toth helped her own cause when she went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI. Emily Schneider went 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and a stolen base and Adrianna Sputa went 2 for 3 with an RBI.

The next game had LCN going up against Warren Woods Tower. Paige Pardee threw a no-hitter for five innings facing 17 batters, with 5 strike outs. Jess Friedland went 2 for 2 with 2 runs scored, Katelyn Ahlstrom was 2 for 3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI and a stolen base. Courtney Dunford was 1 for 1 with 2 walks and 2 RBI, with 2 runs scored. Not only did Paige pitch extremely well she also went 2 for 3 and scored a run at the plate. Krissy Toth was 2 for 3 with 3 RBI and a run scored. Great job ladies!


Saturday the Crusaders hosted Rochester Adams in a doubleheader. In the second game LCN won a close game 7-6.  Aaron Klebba went four innings for the win, striking out three, while Ryan Modaffare earned the save going the last three innings. Matt Henderson had a RBI and scored a run. Josh Lupo scored two twice and had a RBI.

Athletes of the Week: Devyn Brass and Paige Pardee

Upcoming Events

Monday May 12th

LCN Golf Tournament at Scalawags Golf Course

JV/Varsity Baseball at Grosse Pointe South at 4:30

JV/Varsity Soccer at Lamphere at 4:30/6:00pm

Freshman Lacrosse at Eisenhower at 6:00pm

Varsity Tennis vs. Armada at 4:30pm


Tuesday May 13th

Golf vs. Stevenson at Scalawags Golf Course at 2:30pm

JV Tennis vs. Sterling Heights at 4:00pm

Varsity Tennis at Sterling Heights at 4:00pm

Track vs. Sterling Heights at 4:00pm

Freshman/JV/Varsity Lacrosse at L’Anse Creuse High School at 4:00/5:30/7:00pm

Freshman Baseball/Softball at Marysville at 4:30pm


Wednesday May 14th

Varsity/JV Soccer at Sterling Heights at 4:00/6:00pm

JV Softball vs. L’Anse Creuse at 4:00pm

Varsity Softball at L’Anse Creuse at 4:00pm

JV/Varsity Baseball vs. Grosse Pointe South at 4:30pm

Varsity Lacrosse at Liggett at 5:00pm


Thursday May 15th

Golf vs. St. Clair at Scalawags Golf Course at 2:30pm

Freshman Baseball/Softball at Anchor Bay at 4:00pm

JV/Varsity Softball vs. Grosse Pointe North at 4:00/6:00pm


Friday May 16th

Tennis Regional’s at Romeo 8:30am

Track Regional’s at Warren Mott at 3:00pm

JV/Varsity Baseball at Grosse Pointe South at 4:30pm

JV/Varsity Soccer at Cousino at 5:00/7:00pm


Saturday May 17th

Varsity Softball “Hits for Heroes” at Woodhaven City Complex

Varsity Baseball Tournament at Walled Lake Northern at 9:00am

JV Baseball at L’Anse Creuse 11:00am/1:00pm

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Girls Junior Varsity Tennis, Girls Varsity Tennis · Girls Tennis Visits Atwood Elementary

On Wednesday March 26th the girls’ varsity tennis team visited a school in a different fashion then what they have done in the past. Instead of visiting the schools tennis courts the girls brought their rackets into the gymnasium of Atwood Elementary to visit with a third grade class during Duane Starzyk’s gym class. Duane Starzyk is the assistant coach of the girls’ varsity team. During the class period with the students lead in drills and activities by head varsity coach Jed Jones.

Students were introduced to many of the drills that the varsity team does on a daily basis in order to develop strong hand eye coordination and increase racket strength. “It was some much fun to see the third graders doing the same drills that we practice on a daily basis, and help them practice new skills,” said senior captain Jasmine Vedua, “I went to school here, (Atwood Elementary), and to be able to come back and have the opportunity to do this here was awesome.” During the class students worked in an observer and practice atmosphere where Coach Jones and the girls would demonstrate a drill for the third graders to practice and they would turn over their rackets and allow the students to attempt the drill. The highlight of the drill activities was a game called around the world in which there is one line on each side of the court and you get one shot and must run to the other side of the court and get in the other line before it is your turn to hit. “I couldn’t stop laughing during around the world,” said junior Monika Skawinska, “It was so awesome to see all of the kids playing around the world with us.”

To end the day together the girls gave each student a tennis ball to take home and the opportunity of a life time to have their gift signed by each one of the girls. Coach Starzyk commented “All of the girls looked like European tennis stars as they were asked for their autographs by the third graders. What an amazing event this was for the students and the girls’ tennis team.”

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Boys Junior Varsity Soccer, Boys Varsity Soccer · 2012 District Champions



The Crusaders added a third district title to their trophy case by defeating Romeo 4 – 1 in a rainy Friday night display.

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Multiple Teams · Support LCN Girls Basketball

Saturday night, February 8th, the L’Anse Creuse North girls basketball program will be hosting a Reverse Raffle fundraiser at Hamlin Pub at 23 Mile and Gratiot.

The event is from 6-10 and will have the three drawings, the first of which will take place between 6:30 and 6:45.

If you have any questions regarding the event, contact head coach Bob Johnston at