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Track And Field

St. Louis track sweeps TVC double dual
Updated: 4/24/2014 12:09:11 PM EST

ST. CHARLES – The St. Louis boys track team topped host St. Charles 105-32 Wednesday and also beat Michigan Lutheran Seminary by a final of 73-64. Collin Shaw won the 1,600(4:49.6) and 800 (2:05.9) f...


Track And Field

Montabella girls, Coleman boys win MSAC jamboree
Updated: 4/23/2014 10:23:49 PM EST

The Montabella High School girls track team won its home Mid-State Activities Conference jamboree Wednesday as it scored 115 points. Carson City-Crystal was second (90), Sacred Heart took third (69), ...


Baseball

Mt. Pleasant splits with St. Johns
Updated: 4/23/2014 9:56:48 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School baseball team split at home with St. Johns Wednesday, dropping the opener 6-4 before rebounding with a 3-2 victory. Zach Heeke led the Oilers (6-3) in the opener as he ha...


Tennis - Girls

Mt. Pleasant ties Midland
Updated: 4/23/2014 9:39:08 PM EST

MIDLAND - The Mt. Pleasant High School girls tennis team tied Midland Wednesday by a score of 4-4. The Oilers (1-0-1 SVL) went 4-0 on the day in doubles. The No. 1 doubles team of Sarah Keller and ...


Track And Field

Chippewa Hills sweeps Morley-Stanwood in CSAA action
Updated: 4/23/2014 9:33:55 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School girls track team earned a 121-16 win over visiting Morley-Stanwood Wednesday. Emonee Anderson secured a win in the high jump (4-10) and the long jump (15-5), while Ari...


Softball

Bluejays, Irish cruise in doubleheader sweeps
Updated: 4/23/2014 9:05:20 PM EST

The Shepherd High School softball team opened its conference season Wednesday with a sweep of visiting Chesaning. The Bluejays (8-3, 2-0 TVC Central) opened with an 11-1 win in four innings and clos...


Golf - Boys

Ithaca secures TVC West jamboree win
Updated: 4/23/2014 8:28:46 PM EST

MERRILL – The Ithaca High School boys golf team captured the first Tri-Valley Conference West jamboree of the season Wednesday at Twin Bridges in Merrill. The Yellowjackets finished the afternoon wi...


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On Campus for week through April 22
Updated: 4/23/2014 4:30:05 PM EST

NOTE: We realize there are probably some names missing. If you know of an athlete from our coverage area currently competing in a winter or spring college sport, please email Nate Schneider at nschnei...


Baseball

Panthers, Warriors both earn sweeps
Updated: 4/22/2014 10:08:57 PM EST

The Alma High School baseball team collected a non-conference doubleheader sweep of visiting Michigan Lutheran Seminary Tuesday. The Panthers (6-0) opened with a 6-1 win and held on for a 5-4 victory...


Softball

Aggies, Bluejays roll
Updated: 4/23/2014 2:22:49 PM EST

The Shepherd High School softball team swept visiting Merrill Tuesday in a non-conference doubleheader. The Bluejays (6-3) opened with a 15-0 win in three innings and closed the day out with a 15-6 ...


Track And Field

Beal City, Mt. Pleasant girls secure conference wins
Updated: 4/22/2014 9:36:31 PM EST

The Beal City High School girls track team opened its Highland Conference season Tuesday with a 103-60 win over visiting Pine River. Addie Schumacher led the way by capturing the high jump (5-0), th...


Tennis - Girls

Mt. Pleasant rolls past Bay City Western
Updated: 4/22/2014 9:34:15 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant girls tennis team defeated Bay City Western by a 7-1 final tally Tuesday afternoon. Singles winners for Mt. Pleasant were No. 1 Shelby Carter (6-1, 6-1), No.2 Brittney Warner (6-0, 6...


Softball

Sacred Heart salvages split with Coleman in blustery conditions
Updated: 4/22/2014 9:18:27 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy softball team dropped the opener of a doubleheader to Mid-State Activities Conference foe Coleman Tuesday by a final of 14-4 (five innings) before rebounding with a 6-2 win in...


Golf - Boys

Alma, Sacred Heart secure conference wins
Updated: 4/22/2014 8:50:46 PM EST

The Alma High School boys golf team captured the TVC Central jamboree at Shepherd on Tuesday as it finished with a 171. The host Bluejays finished fourth with a 184. Jay Green led the way for the P...


Golf - Boys

Mt. Pleasant takes fifth in Saginaw Valley League meet
Updated: 4/22/2014 3:38:56 PM EST

SAGINAW - The Mt. Pleasant High School boys golf team placed fifth Monday in a Saginaw Valley League meet hosted by Saginaw Heritage, shooting a team score of 328. Jack Pilkington led the Oilers wit...


Softball

State rankings for April 22
Updated: 4/22/2014 3:02:52 PM EST

This week's rankings conducted by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association Division 1 1. Mattawan 2. Bay City Western 3. Canton 4. Lake Orion 5. Farmington Hills Mercy 6. Ro...


Baseball

Clare baseball has all the pieces to have a banner 2014
Updated: 4/22/2014 3:12:23 PM EST

It was the kind of game that left a bad taste and that taste has lingered and lingered and lingered. Last June 11 the Clare High School baseball team played in a Division 3 quarterfinal from Traverse...


Soccer - Girls

State rankings for April 22
Updated: 4/22/2014 11:28:17 AM EST

Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association Rankings for April 22: Division 1 1. Northville 2. Rochester Hills Stoney Creek 3. Forest Hills Central 4. Rockford 5. Caledonia 6. ...


Baseball

Farwell edges Valley Lutheran
Updated: 4/22/2014 11:01:51 AM EST

The Farwell High School baseball team earned a 7-5 non-conference win over Saginaw Valley Lutheran Monday evening. Dylan Brown paced the Eagles (4-4) by going 3-for-4 from the plate with three RBIs ...


Baseball

Clare tops Big Rapids, St. Louis beats Harrison
Updated: 4/21/2014 9:55:40 PM EST

The Clare High School baseball team beat Big Rapids Monday afternoon 10-3 in the opener before the nightcap was called due to rain. Colton Punches got the start and went two innings for the 10th-ran...


Softball

Harrison now 9-1 via sweep over St. Louis
Updated: 4/21/2014 9:49:36 PM EST

The Harrison High School softball team swept two games from St. Louis Monday, winning by scores of 3-0 and 6-0. Allison Lipovsky won both games as she allowed two hits on the day, one in each game, a...


Tennis - Girls

Oilers place 4th at Saginaw Heritage
Updated: 4/21/2014 8:19:47 PM EST

SAGINAW – The Mt. Pleasant High School girls tennis team finished fourth with three points at Monday’s Saginaw Heritage quad. The host Hawks won it with 19 points. Brittany Warner went 1-1 at No. 3 ...


Golf - Boys

Alma boys win home invite, Green takes home medalist honors
Updated: 4/21/2014 5:32:20 PM EST

The Alma High School boys golf team won the Alma Invite at Pine River Country Club as it topped the 16-team field with a 337. Senior Jay Green took home medalist honors for the Panthers as he shot a ...


Softball

Alma softball goes 1-2 Saturday
Updated: 4/20/2014 5:58:01 PM EST

The Alma High School softball team went 1-2 at the Vestaburg Invite Saturday and is now 2-7 on the season. The Panthers opened with a five-inning 15-5 victory over Lansing Eastern before falling to H...


Track And Field

Chippewa Hills girls capture Mohawk Relays
Updated: 4/19/2014 10:53:12 PM EST

MORLEY - The Chippewa Hills High School girls track team took first place overall Saturday at the Mohawk Relays hosted by Morley-Stanwood, scoring 111 points. Pine River was second. The Warriors also...


Softball

Mt. Pleasant, Ithaca go 2-1 at respective invites
Updated: 4/19/2014 4:32:03 PM EST

EATON RAPIDS – The Mt. Pleasant High School softball team went 2-1 at the Eaton Rapids Invite Saturday to improve to 7-3 on the season. The Oilers opened with a 9-7 victory over Battle Creek Harper C...


Baseball

Huskies capture Breckenridge Invite
Updated: 4/19/2014 4:43:20 PM EST

The Breckenridge High School baseball team captured its own invite Saturday with a pair of victories. The Huskies (6-1-1) opened with a 7-4 win over Belding and ended the day with a 7-4 win over Ovi...


Soccer - Girls

Mt. Pleasant secures three ties at East Lansing Invite
Updated: 4/19/2014 7:33:06 PM EST

EAST LANSING - The Mt. Pleasant High School girls soccer team earned three draws Saturday in East Lansing as it tied the hosts 1-1, DeWitt 0-0, and Mason 1-1. Carly Martinez scored the goal in the op...


Softball

Softball overviews
Updated: 4/19/2014 2:53:24 PM EST

Alma Panthers Coach: Phil Block (1st season) Last Year: 2-26 Last Conference: 2005 Big Bats: Justina Moreno (Jr.), Taylor Kinnunen (So.), Kendall Vedrode (.411 B...


Track And Field

Alma youthful, but still has big plans in 2014
Updated: 4/19/2014 1:51:16 PM EST

It’s all cyclical in terms of beginnings and ends and everything in between. Sometimes a particular team or program can sustain success over several seasons and sometimes it needs to replenish itself...


Softball

Mt. Pleasant sweeps Bay City Central
Updated: 4/17/2014 11:04:18 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School softball team swept two games from Bay City Central Thursday, winning by scores of 10-6 in seven innings and 15-0 in three innings. Sydney Epple won both games as she all...


Baseball

Top-ranked Beal City beats Clare
Updated: 4/17/2014 7:51:52 PM EST

The Beal City baseball team, which is ranked No. 1 in Division 4, topped host Clare in a single game Thursday by a final of 7-4. Ty Rollin (3-0) got the win for the Aggies (6-0) as he allowed three e...


Track And Field

Beal City girls win eight-team Fowler Invite
Updated: 4/18/2014 10:33:30 AM EST

FOWLER – The Beal City High School girls track team won the eight-team Fowler Invite Thursday as it tallied 161 points on the night. Fowler was second with 127 while Ithaca was fourth with 100. Monta...


Track And Field

Chippewa Hills girls run CSAA winning streak to 92 straight
Updated: 4/17/2014 10:05:31 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School girls track and field team ran its CSAA dual meet winning streak to 92 and counting Thursday as it won its home quad. The Warriors topped Hesperia 125-12, Big Rapids 13...


Golf - Boys

Green shoots a 5-under par 30 to lead Alma to victory
Updated: 4/17/2014 10:00:38 PM EST

CHESANING - The Alma High School boys golf team took first Thursday afternoon at Chesaning as it finished with a score of 164. Shepherd took fourth place in the event with a score of 182. Jay Gree...


Tennis - Girls

Frankenmuth tops Ithaca
Updated: 4/17/2014 9:47:17 PM EST

Ithaca fell to visiting Frankenmuth 8-0 Thursday to fall to 1-3 in dual meets on the season. Hannah Andrews played solid at No. 2 singles for the Yellowjackets while the top doubles team of Alisia Ch...


Track And Field

Clare sweeps Houghton Lake and Beaverton in JPC action
Updated: 4/17/2014 3:25:01 PM EST

BEAVERTON – The Clare High School boys and girls track teams won Wednesday’s triangular at Beaverton as the boys topped the hosts 120-43 and Houghton Lake 115-44. The Clare girls also beat Beaverton ...


Track And Field

Hornets fall at home to Gladwin
Updated: 4/17/2014 3:09:43 PM EST

The Harrison High School girls track team lost to Gladwin Wednesday by a final of 92-71. Elle Coughlin won the high jump (4-8) for the Hornets while Katelyn Sherrick won the long jump (14-10) and Aja...


Basketball - Girls

Local players, teams earn BCAM academic all-state honors
Updated: 4/17/2014 12:11:07 PM EST

2013-14 Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Girls Basketball Individual Academic All-State honorees To qualify for this honor, players must be nominated by their (BCAM Member) coach, be eith...


Track And Field

Shepherd girls down host Alma, while Panthers win on the boys side
Updated: 4/16/2014 10:37:37 PM EST

The Shepherd girls track and field team beat host Alma on the road 95-39 on Wednesday. Sarah Bellinger won the pole vault for the Bluejays (8-0), while Therese Dahl-Weischer captured the high jump (4...


Softball

Farwell, Sacred Heart and Coleman sweep; St. Louis splits with Alma
Updated: 4/16/2014 6:16:50 PM EST

The Farwell High School softball team swept a non-conference series at Chippewa Hills Wednesday. The Eagles (5-2) opend with a 5-2 win and followed that up with a 6-0 victory in the nightcap. Kate ...


Baseball

Chippewa Hills, Montabella and Sacred Heart sweep
Updated: 4/16/2014 6:21:24 PM EST

The Chippewa Hills High School baseball team earned a doubleheader sweep of Farwell on Wednesday to open its season. The Warriors (2-0) opened with a 14-6 win and closed out the two-game set with a ...


Tennis - Girls

Ithaca falls at Chesaning
Updated: 4/16/2014 9:45:28 PM EST

CHESANING - The Ithaca High School girls tennis team dropped a 7-1 dual at Chesaning Wednesday. At No. 1 singles, Courtney Gantz won 1-6, 6-2, 6-2 for the Yellowjackets. ...


Track And Field

St. Louis, Ithaca sweep TVC West duals
Updated: 4/16/2014 9:42:01 PM EST

The St. Louis High School boys track team swept its home Tri-Valley Conference West duals Wednesday as it topped Saginaw Valley Lutheran 84-53 and Merrill 117-20. On the girls side, the Sharks also s...


Golf - Boys

Alma finishes second at Lakeview Invite
Updated: 4/16/2014 9:33:10 PM EST

The Alma High School boys golf team finished second at the Lakeview Invite Wednesday with a score of 258. Although St. Charles took first as a team with a score of 253, Alma's Jay Green was the overa...


Softball

Prep Preseason Softball Rankings
Updated: 4/16/2014 1:43:15 PM EST

Division 1 1. Mattawan 2. Bay City Western 3. Romeo 4. Canton 5. Hudsonville 6. Lake Orion 7. Farmington Hills Mercy 8. Lakeland 9. Portage Central 10.Saline HM: Clarkston, Garden Ci...


Baseball

Prep Baseball Rankings
Updated: 4/16/2014 2:06:54 PM EST

Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association 2014 Division Poll for the week of 4/14 DIVISION 1 1. Brother Rice 2. SH Stevenson 3. Lake Orion 4. Rockford 5. ...


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On Campus for week through April 14
Updated: 4/15/2014 4:48:00 PM EST

NOTE: We realize there are probably some names missing. If you know of an athlete from our coverage area currently competing in a winter or spring college sport, please email Nate Schneider at nschnei...


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NATE SCHNEIDER: The impact Keisha Brown made on our mid-Michigan community is immeasurable
Updated: 4/14/2014 8:16:37 PM EST

We are all so lucky. How easy would it have been for one or two things to go differently in Louisiana native and 1994 Tulane University graduate Keisha Brown’s life for her to never cross paths with ...


Softball

Oilers go 1-2 at Swan Valley Invite
Updated: 4/12/2014 6:42:15 PM EST

SAGINAW - The Mt. Pleasant High School softball team went 1-2 at the Saginaw Swan Valley Invite on Saturday. The Oilers (3-2) opened with a 3-1 win over Swan Valley, with Sydney Epple fanning four, ...


Baseball

Alma sweeps visiting Sault Ste. Marie, while Sacred Heart splits at Saginaw Valley Lutheran
Updated: 4/12/2014 6:20:51 PM EST

The Alma High School baseball team opened the season with a pair of wins Saturday as it topped Sault Ste. Marie by scores of 6-5 and 9-3. Zach Hanson won the nightcap as he allowed three runs on four...


Baseball

Powerhouses collide: Beal City blasts past Mt. Pleasant at Oiler Invite
Updated: 4/12/2014 5:34:49 PM EST

Putting two mid-Michigan prep baseball juggernauts in Beal City and host Mt. Pleasant on the field to face each other seemed like it had the potential to lead to an early-season classic. Instead, it ...


Track And Field

Sharks finish second at St. Louis Relays
Updated: 4/12/2014 5:17:41 PM EST

The St. Louis High School boys track and field team took second place at the St. Louis Relays Saturday. The Sharks finished with 121 points, while Sparta captured the event with 124 points. Alma cam...


Track And Field

Shepherd girls win St. Louis Relays
Updated: 4/12/2014 5:15:26 PM EST

The Shepherd High School girls track team won the eight-team St. Louis Relays Saturday as it topped the field with 138 points. The host Sharks were second with 134 points while Ithaca was third with ...


Track And Field

St. Louis track looking to have a banner 2014
Updated: 4/12/2014 4:20:51 PM EST

These are the kinds of seasons that coaches wait for and also can’t wait for. When you have a roster of 47 student-athletes with multiple all-conference and All-State returners on it it tends to lend...


Baseball

2014 Prep Baseball Overviews
Updated: 4/12/2014 4:16:37 PM EST

Alma Panthers Coach:Denny Kreiner (24th season) Last Year: 22-6-1 Last Conference Title: 2008 Big Bats: Matt Young (.333 BA), Tyler Minnick (.362 BA, 32 H), Chri...


Baseball

Farwell tops Ithaca 8-3
Updated: 4/11/2014 9:52:54 PM EST

The Farwell baseball team topped Ithaca 8-3 Friday in non-conference action. Austin Hickey got the win as he allowed one earned run on five hits in five innings. He also struck out six. Trent Marhof...


Soccer - Girls

Alma girls fall to Birch Run 2-1
Updated: 4/11/2014 8:30:48 PM EST

The Alma High School girls soccer team fell to 0-2 on the season Friday as it lost at home to Birch Run 2-1. Elise Bennett scored the lone goal of the game for the Panthers on a penalty kick. Daniel...


Softball

Farwell opens with sweep of Ithaca
Updated: 4/11/2014 8:27:18 PM EST

The Farwell High School softball team opened the season Friday with a pair of victories over Ithaca, winning by scores of 7-1 and 13-9. Kate Saupe won the opener as she went the distance and struck o...


Softball

Beal City's Kelsey Flaugher signs on to play softball at Delta College
Updated: 4/11/2014 5:33:34 PM EST

Beal City High School senior Kelsey Flaugher signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Delta College starting this fall. ...


Baseball

Beal City's Hoogerhyde signs to play at Cleary University
Updated: 4/11/2014 5:37:24 PM EST

Beal City High School senior Nick Hoogerhyde signed his National Letter of Intent to play baseball at Cleary University earlier this week ...


Soccer - Girls

Mt. Pleasant mercies visiting Bay City Central
Updated: 4/10/2014 11:09:02 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant Oilers mercied their visiting opponent from Bay City Central on Thursday, outscoring them eight to nothing in one half of play. Sophomore Maddie Brown scored three of the eight goals...


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Clare baseball sweeps, softball splits with Shepherd
Updated: 4/11/2014 8:17:58 AM EST

The Clare High School baseball team earned a pair of home wins over Shepherd Thursday to open its season as it won 4-3 and 6-3. Clare (4-0) won game one in exciting fashion as it trailed 3-0 before c...


Softball

Sacred Heart dominates Fulton in sweep
Updated: 4/10/2014 10:27:12 PM EST

The Sacred Heart Academy softball team won twice Thursday as it topped Fulton 12-4 and 15-2 in five innings. Lexie Methner allowed two earned runs on four hits with 11 strikeouts to win the opener fo...


Baseball

Mt. Pleasant cruises to wins over Saginaw to open season
Updated: 4/10/2014 10:33:21 PM EST

The Mt. Pleasant High School baseball team opened its season Thursday at home with a pair of three-inning wins over Saginaw by scores of 15-0 and 17-0. Mitch Ridley, Aaron Leasher, and Hunter Buczkow...


Tennis - Girls

Ithaca shuts out Alma
Updated: 4/10/2014 9:21:49 PM EST

The Ithaca High School girls tennis team defeated Alma by an 8-0 final Thursday afternoon. Singles winners for the Yellowjackets (1-1) were: No. 1 Courtney Gantz (6-2, 7-5), No. 2 Kaselynd Kelley (6...


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Sharks open season with TVC triangular
Updated: 4/10/2014 1:42:56 AM EST

By MORNING SUN SPORTS The St. Louis High School track teams opened the season on Wednesday by hosting a Tri-Valley Conference triangular with Frankenmuth and Chesaning. On the girls side the Shark...


Baseball

Harrison wins opener vs. Marion
Updated: 4/10/2014 1:43:17 AM EST

The Harrison High School baseball team eked out a 10-9 victory over Marion Wednesday in its season opener. The Hornets were down 9-8 going into the bottom of the seventh when Logan Tenwalde and Jacob...


Track And Field

Ithaca wins TVC triangular at Shepherd, Clare impresses at Hemlock
Updated: 4/10/2014 1:43:45 AM EST

The Ithaca High School girls track team won its season-opening TVC triangular at Shepherd Wednesday as it raced past the hosts 77-51 and past Bridgeport 101-20. The Bluejays also netted a win over Br...


Track And Field

Shepherd boys roll to wins, Clare wins at Hemlock
Updated: 4/10/2014 1:44:02 AM EST

The Shepherd boys track team opened the season on the right foot Wednesday as it won its home triangular by topping Ithaca 66-54 and Bridgeport 75-49. Ithaca also went 1-1 on the day as it topped Bri...


Softball

Harrison sweeps Marion, Coleman's Liphard tosses perfect game
Updated: 4/10/2014 1:44:22 AM EST

The Harrison High School softball team improved to 3-1 on the season Wednesday as it swept Marion by scores of 15-0 and 23-5. Both games went only four innings. Allison Lipovsky got both wins as she...


Soccer - Girls

Ithaca girls top Clare, Alma falls to Swan Valley
Updated: 4/10/2014 1:44:43 AM EST

Ithaca 3, Clare 0 The Ithaca High School girls soccer team got its season off to a good start Wednesday evening as it beat Clare by a final score of 3-0. The goal scorers for Ithaca were Kels...


Basketball - Boys

2013-14 Morning Sun All-Area Boys Basketball First-Second-Honorable Mention Teams
Updated: 4/10/2014 5:24:06 PM EST

First Team Dylan Carl, 6-8 So. F, Alma – 13.4 ppg, 10.5 rpg, 3.6 bpg, 1.9 apg. Honorable mention Class B All-State, first team All-TVC Central. Ryan Tilmann, 6-0 Sr. F, Beal City – 16 ...



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