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No tears: Jays give defending state champions all they can handle WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/16/2017 6:02:51 PM EST

EAST LANSING – The sky cried but Shepherd didn't. In the immediate moments following Friday's Division 3 MHSAA state semifinal between Shepherd and two-time defending state champion Monroe St. Mary'...


Opening inning dooms Coleman in D4 state semifinals loss to Ottawa Lake Whiteford WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/16/2017 4:39:17 PM EST

EAST LANSING – Coleman softball head coach Chad Klopf pinpointed one specific key Thursday afternoon, the day before his Comets would be taking on Ottawa Lake Whiteford in the Division 4 state semifin...


Coleman meets Ottawa Lake Whiteford in D4 state semifinals battle between programs full of underclassmen
Updated: 6/15/2017 4:11:53 PM EST

Age is only a number. When Coleman meets Ottawa Late Whiteford Friday at 12:30 p.m. in the Division 4 state semifinals at Michigan State University's Secchia Softball Stadium, the two rosters will sh...

Track And Field

Local trio to compete in New Balance Nationals this weekend
Updated: 6/15/2017 3:35:34 PM EST

Three mid-Michigan track and field stars will be competing in the 2017 New Balance National Outdoors meet in Greensboro, N.C., this weekend. Ithaca sophomore throwers Alex VanDeWeghe and Baylee Chaff...


Jays ready for defending champs, looking to advance to D3 state final
Updated: 6/15/2017 2:47:34 PM EST

The only way through is through. Over the course of the last week the Shepherd High School softball program has put together one of the best runs in the state of Michigan. Last Saturday the Jays ...


Mount Pleasant shortstop Obie Ricumstrict selected by Texas Rangers in 11th round of MLB Draft WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/14/2017 1:29:41 PM EST

Mount Pleasant High School senior Obie Ricumstrict was selected by the Texas Rangers with the 344th pick in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball Draft Wednesday afternoon. Ricumstrict was comm...


Coleman conquers Holton, advances to D4 state semifinals for first time since 2005 WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/13/2017 9:31:24 PM EST

GREENVILLE - Win the day. It was the motto for the 2016 Coleman softball team, a juggernaut squad ranked No. 1 for much of the season and an all-time great offense in MHSAA history. After the Comets...


Peska Perfect: Shepherd junior tosses perfect game, leads Jays to D3 quarterfinal victory WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/13/2017 7:13:16 PM EST

UNIVERSITY CENTER – Pucker up for some Peska perfection. On Tuesday afternoon from the campus of Saginaw Valley State University Shepherd High School junior Haley Peska tossed the first perfect game...


Fifth-ranked Coleman, sixth-ranked Holton meet in D4 quarterfinals for third straight year WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/12/2017 4:33:35 PM EST

A dream shared last year by three Coleman softball coaches about playing a game the following season at Saginaw Valley State was apparently a false prophecy. But nonetheless, the Comets' dream of adv...


Jays gear up for rematch vs. Millington in D3 quarterfinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/12/2017 2:42:32 PM EST

It’s cliché. Good pitching beats good hitting every time, right? Well, there are instances where this long-standing belief doesn’t hold up. For instance, on Saturday from Clare’s Brookwood Athle...


Beal City loses back-and-forth thriller to Holton in D4 regional final WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2017 11:16:19 PM EST

It was a wildly entertaining softball game, although certainly stressful for all involved. And for Beal City, it ended in agonizing fashion. The host Aggies allowed three runs in the bottom of the s...


Beal City comeback attempt thwarted in D4 regional final loss to third-ranked MCC WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2017 10:42:43 PM EST

Back in November of 2009, the Beal City football team played a classic state semifinal game against Muskegon Catholic Central. The Aggies used a stout defensive approach to hold the Crusaders to one ...


Coleman wins third straight D4 regional title, Montabella loses heartbreaker in semifinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2017 10:06:41 PM EST

Third time's the charm? Coleman softball won a third consecutive Division 4 regional title Saturday at Sacred Heart, while it will now once again face the same program in Holton in quarterfinals that...


Breckenridge unable to find more rally magic, falls to Bay City All Saints in D4 regional semifinals WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2017 8:39:11 PM EST

The rally caps for Breckenridge could not produce magic for a second weekend in a row. After a pair of comeback wins from steep deficits a weekend ago in their Division 4 district at Merrill, the Hus...


Panthers fall to Bay City John Glenn in regional title tilt WITH GALLERY
Updated: 6/10/2017 8:21:56 PM EST

CLIO – The Alma High School baseball team closed the season out Saturday in Division 2 regional action from Clio High School. The Panthers (26-11) opened with a 10-8 win over rival Swan Valley in th...

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