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Basketball - Boys

Crawford tosses in 25 to lead White over Dark PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/19/2017 9:24:50 AM EST

A.J. Crawford III is at his best when he’s not thinking about the game and just going out there and having fun. That’s just what the New Haven senior did at Macomb Community College. Crawford tossed...

Basketball - Girls

Taylor leads White over Dark, 71-68 PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/19/2017 9:21:48 AM EST

Mariah Taylor had something to prove in her final high school girls basketball game. And did she ever. The Warren-Mott senior scored a game-high 19 points to lead her squad to a 71-68 win at the ann...


Carley's black and blue badge of courage PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/17/2017 6:43:18 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> No ground ball is routine. Just ask anyone who has ever hunkered down in front of a ball careening their way on grass or dirt or really any surface that can cover an infield. A loite...


Updated: 6/17/2017 6:41:47 PM EST

PREP SOFTBALL Carly’s black and blue badge of courage Courageous Barjaktarovich helps lead Richmond By Jim Evans jevans@miprepzone.com @jimevanssports on Twitter No ground ball is routine. J...


Salisbury stakes Dakota to an early lead PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/17/2017 6:35:32 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> Speak softly and carry a big stick. Whose quote is that, Teddy Roosevelt or Julia Salisbury? Roosevelt was the 26th President of the United States. Salisbury is a graduating senior ...


Richmond falls short against Ida in Division 2 finale PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/17/2017 5:54:22 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> Richmond was three outs away from winning back-to-back Division 2 state softball championships. Those three outs in the seventh on Saturday at Secchia Stadium on the campus of Michiga...


Dakota captures state championship on wild ending PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/17/2017 5:43:28 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> Once Kattie Popko heard the thud off the padding behind home plate she was off and running. And she ran as fast as she could. Popko raced in from third and beat a throw to the plate ...


Can Richmond do it again? PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/16/2017 8:27:19 PM EST

We’re number 1. We’re number 1. We’re number 1. That raucous chant always sounds so good. Immediately after the game anyway. Right after a big win. And they do not get much bigger than when Richmo...


Sister Act: The Capertons are key players for Richmond PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/16/2017 7:24:37 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> Don’t believe that macho fable about real men not crying. Kevin Caperton is 100 authentic. And he’s not ashamed to admit he did some weeping after Richmond clinched its first state ch...


Will this be the year for Dakota? PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/16/2017 7:04:08 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> Last year’s run through the state softball tournament may have been too easy for Dakota. This year’s run to the Division 1 state championship game today at 12:30 p.m. at Michigan Stat...


‘Much better’ Patton helps ignite Dakota offense PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/16/2017 6:53:27 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> Olivia Patton wasn’t disappointed at all just playing in the outfield during Dakota’s run to the Division 1 state championship game last year. But she likes her expanded role this sea...


Dakota's Dunford changes things up in semis PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/15/2017 9:48:20 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> It was all in the spin for Kendahl Dunford Thursday evening. Once the senior ace settled into a rhythm she was virtually untouchable late in the Cougars’ 6-3 win over Mattawan in a Di...


Two strikes and you're not out! Dakota advances to finals PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/15/2017 8:54:47 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> Two-strike hitting was the recipe for Dakota’s success Thursday evening. Clutching hitting helped the top-ranked Cougars to a 6-3 win a tough Division 1 state semifinal match up agai...


Swantek delivers key hit for Richmond PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/15/2017 7:54:54 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> This time, it was Evelyn Swantek’s turn. The junior catcher smacked a three-run double to push Richmond into a 4-0 lead, and the Blue Devils went on to a 4-2 victory over Escanaba in ...


Richmond rolls into state finals PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/15/2017 1:21:53 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> Aunt Deb and her friends in funny hats will play for a state softball championship. Again. Evelyn Swantek cracked a three-run double, Carley Barjaktarovich had two hits and Erin Shubo...

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