Category: Athlete of the Week

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(Senior) Chloe Holt from our Varsity Girls’ Soccer team.  The Hartland Senior center back and co-captain led the Eagles to two shutout KLAA wins and three shutouts in a row.


(Senior) Collin Pajot from our Varsity Boys’ Golf team.   Collin helped the Eagles to a School Record for Away Course matches by beating the medalist against Livonia Franklin and shooting a score or 34 (1-under par). Collin also shot 78 at Orchard Lake CC on Monday, to help the Eagles to a 3rd place finish out of 24 teams. 



(Senior) Sydney Hughes from our Varsity Girls’ Soccer Team.  The Hartland Senior forward scored four goals to lead Hartland to two wins over Livonia Churchill and Saginaw Heritage.

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Eagles News · Vote Reece Potter for Livingston Daily Athlete of the Week (April 30-May 6, 2018)

Reece Potter, Hartland lacrosse Potter has shown he can be a finisher or a set-up man for a Hartland team that has a realistic shot at the state Division 1 championship.Potter had three goals and five assists in an 18-2 victory over Howell on April 30. In a two-game trip to Ohio the previous weekend, Potter scored seven goals in two games against Cleveland St. Ignatius and Shaker Heights.

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(Senior) Renee Bragg from our Varsity Girls’ Bowling team.  Renee average is 133. This week she had games of 138 and 168 in our win over Northville



(Senior) Emily Messner from our Varsity Girls’ Basketball team.   Emily had her best week of the season. In a Tuesdaywin over Livonia Stevenson Emily had the first double double of her career by scoring 16 points and grabbing 13 rebounds. In Thursdays 2 point win over Brighton Emily had 10 points and 7 rebounds 



(Freshmen) Leo Schick from our Varsity Boys’ Swim & Dive team.  Leo is a freshman on our swim team who went a 1:50.74 in his 200 freestyle and went 5:06.12 in his 500. He also anchored our 200 medley relay which was a couple seconds off a state cut and was third in our 200 free relay which was less than .5 off a state cut. 



(Sophomore) Emma Verkerke from our Varsity Gymnastics team.  Emma’s  focus and constant dedication to the sport of gymnastics helped the Lady Eagles achieve their highest team score (137.7) to date at their last dual meet of the season against Plymouth HS on Thursday! Emma nailed every one of her routines – scoring an 8.25 on Vault, 8.375 on Floor, and had the highest Uneven Bar score for Hartland with an 8.4, as well as the Balance Beam with an impressive 9.0! Verkerke finished with the 2nd highest all around score for the Eagles with a 34.025. Emma has worked hard to overcome injury and the coaching staff is thrilled to see her great performance and attitude at this important peak of the season as Hartland heads into their Discrict and Regional meets in these upcoming weeks. Way to go, Emma!

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Eagles News · State Bank Athletes of the Week for January 15, 2018


(Junior) Corey Cavanaugh from our Varsity Wrestling team.  Junior Captain Corey Cavanaugh had a 6-0 week recording a pin in every match for the Eagles.  Cavanaugh won two matches Wednesday and then won the Hartland Tournament Saturday with all his falls coming in the first or second period.


(Sophomore) Ashlyn Shudick from our Varsity Girls’ Gymnastics team.  Ashlyn played a critical role in helping the Hartland Varsity gymnastics team bring home their first win of the season against Livonia on Tuesday! Of the top four scores that counted for all-around for HHS, Ashlyn had the top team score on Vault, the second highest team score on the uneven bars, and Floor and the fifth highest team score on the balance beam.   Ashlyn’s all-around score was the highest of the team, and possibly the evening.

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(Senior) Jacob Behnke from our Varsity Hockey team.  Jacob helped keep the Hartland atop the KLAA division standing with 2 goals against Livonia Churchill last Wednesday to secure a 3-3 tie.  Jacob has a team leading 16 goals in the 2017-2018 season and is a “Mr. Hockey” candidate!!


(Senior) Michelle Thompson from our Varsity Girls’ Bowling team.  Michelle had 19 strikes in 12 baker game tournament.  She also had games of 213 and 182 in a win over Novi.

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Girls Junior Varsity Swimming, Girls Varsity Swimming · Vote Maddie Mince for Livingston Daily Athlete of the Week.

Maddie Mince, Hartland girls swimming

Mince just missed the All-State cut in the 100-yard butterfly a season ago, coming in as the 11th-fastest girl at the Division 1 state meet. If Saturday’s KLAA Championship meet is any sign, it appears the Eagles’ senior is primed to best her finish last year in two weeks. Mince took second in two events, completing the butterfly in 57.93 seconds and the 50-yard freestyle in 24.58.

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Boys Junior Varsity Cross Country, Boys Varsity Cross Country · Vote LD Athlete of the Week (Oct. 22-29)

Ethan Stover, Hartland boys cross country

Stover had never reached the Division 1 state finals, the closest the senior came being a 20th-place finish last season. Well, he changed that this past weekend, completing his run in 16:18.7 — a personal-record time for the 12th-grader — to take 10th and earn a trip to the state meet.

Jack Wurzer, Pinckney football

It was no doubt a disappointing end to a second straight fantastic season, the Pinckney football team falling, 24-23, to Livonia Churchill in the first round of the playoffs last week, thus ending its season. But Wurzer had one last phenomenal performance to keep the Pirates in it. He was 17-of-22 passing with 206 yards and two passing touchdowns while rushing an additional 13 times for 47 yards and a third score. For the season, Wurzer threw for 1,749 yards and 18 TDs, attempting 162 passes without allowing an interception. On the ground, he ran for 410 yards and eight TDs.

Lindsey Witte, Brighton girls cross country

A state-meet-qualifying swimmer and runner-up to the girls cross country individual regional title last season, Witte is continuing to make strides in both sports during her sophomore campaign. This past week, it was in the latter sport, where Witte led the Bulldogs to a team regional championship with her fourth-place finish at the meet. Witte clocked an 18:50.7, leading the charge in Brighton edging Pinckney for the team title. Witte will run at the state meet, and will also be swimming as well, having long ago hit the state cut times in her events.

Nick Cain, Pinckney football

The season didn’t end the way Cain or his teammates wanted, a 24-23 loss to Livonia Churchill on Friday night in the first round of districts. That said, Cain gave everything he had, using his versatility as a defensive back, wide receiver and returner to keep the score close and give the Pirates a chance. The senior had eight catches for 126 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 13 for the season, nine more than any other Livingston County player.

Chris Davis, Fowlerville boys cross country

Davis excelled in his Division 2 regional meet last weekend, racing his way to a third-place finish to advance to the D2 state finals. Davis held first for much of the race, before two passed him and he ultimately secured the bronze with a time of 16:38.3. Davis became Fowlerville’s first three-time state qualifier in 22 years since the cross country state finals have been held at Michigan International Speedway.

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Eagles News · State Bank Athletes of the Week October 16-22



Gabrielle Skinner(Junior) Gabrielle Skinner, from our Varsity Volleyball team.  Gabi is a junior middle hitter who had 6 kills, 1 block solo and 4 blocking assists against Plymouth on Tuesday. She also had 17 kills, 3 block solos, 3 blocking assists and 5 aces in the KLAA tournament over the weekend.

 Violet Sinishtaj

 (Freshman) Violet Sinishtaj, from our Varsity Girls’ Golf team.  Violet shot a 94 and 98 at the state finals to help place our team in the top 10. She has been our number 3 or 4 golfer all season.

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Eagles News · State Bank Athletes of the Week October 9-15


Seth Buff

(Junior) Seth Buff, from our Varsity Boys’ Soccer team.  The Junior center back let the Eagles to shutout victories over #9 Northville and #14 Salem last week.  The Eagles have 4 shutouts in their last 5 games.


Audrey Brown

(Freshman) Audrey Brown, from our Varsity Girls’ Golf team.  At the MHSAA Regionals this week, freshman Audrey Brown shot an 86 at Oak Pointe Golf Course to help us qualify for the State Finals.

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Amanda maga (1)(Senior) Amanda Maga, from our Varisty Volleyball team. Amanda is a senior libero and defensive specialist.  This week against John Glenn Amanda had 13 digs, and 3 aces.  She also had 16 digs against Stevenson in addition to 2 aces. 

 Jordan Piatek
(Junior) Jordan Piatek, from our Varsity Girls Golf team.  In our only event this week, Jordan shot a 91 in our KLAA Conference Tournament this week at Salem Hills Golf Course.

 Nick Errer
(Sophomore) Nick Errer, from our Varsity Boys’ Cross Country team.  Nick Tied his personal best while finishing second for Hartland at the Portage Invite in a time of17:39

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Eagles News · Vote LD Athlete of the Week (Oct. 2-8)

Annie Pietila, Brighton girls golf

The reigning Livingston Daily Girls Golfer of the Year and a returning All-Stater, Pietila had a huge week for the Brighton girls golf team, which — thanks to Pietila and teammate Heather Fortushniak — won the KLAA championship for the first time. The Bulldogs did it with a KLAA record 309 team score, besting the former record of 316 strokes. Pietila also won the East Lansing Invitational with a score of 73. The No. 2-ranked team in Division 1, Brighton looks to be in excellent shape with regionals approaching.

Brady Walker, Hartland soccer

A Third-Team All-State selection after scoring 33 goals last season, Walker has continued his outstanding performance into his senior campaign. The Hartland forward notched three goals in an 8-0 victory over Westland John Glenn on Thursday, which happened to be senior night. He also tallied a hat trick in a 10-2 triumph over Howell on Tuesday. The county’s No. 2-ranked player in the preseason, Walker has certainly lived up to expectations thus far, leading the Eagles to an 11-7-1 overall record.

Levi Collins, Pinckney football

If Collins ends up being Livingston Daily’s Offensive Player of the Year, credit what he did in Week 7 to put him above the pack. With Pinckney’s first division championship since 1955 on the line, Collins raced for 167 yards and three touchdowns on 30 carries, helping Pinckney go from a 14-7 deficit to eventual 42-14 victory. On the season, Collins has now run for 884 yards and 13 rushing TDs. With at least three game still to go, it’s probably a safe bet, assuming he stays healthy, that Collins will soon be a 1,000-yard rusher.

Tommy Lappin, Hartland football

Lappin did pretty much every thing in his power on Friday night to lead the Hartland football team to a win over Livonia Stevenson and extend its season for at least another week. At 2-4 entering contest, it was a must-win for the Eagles, who were up against a Spartans squad that stood 4-2. Lappin rushed for three first-half touchdowns, racking up 132 yards on 21 carries to spearhead the eventual 21-13 victory. He was also the team’s leading receiver with three catches for 72 yards, and the leading tackler, making 16 stops.

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