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SOFTBALL NOTEBOOK: Castellon commits to Northwood; Krzywiecki an All-American
Updated: 6/30/2016 9:44:23 PM EST

WHITE LAKE >> Lakeland center fielder Lauren Castellon recently committed to play college softball for Division II Northwood University. A junior, Castellon — who earned all-KLAA, all-district and al...


More photos from the 2016 East-West All-Star football game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/26/2016 10:04:00 PM EST

Here are some more photos from Saturday's Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game. To read the game story and check out even more photos from the game, a target="_bl...


East prevails at 2016 MHSFCA East-West All-Star Game WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/26/2016 2:14:34 PM EST

After a two-year hiatus, the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game was back on for 2016. Several of the top outgoing seniors from each side of the state got a chan...


The Oakland County Parade of Champions WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/26/2016 1:13:03 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> Seven schools hoisted Michigan High School Athletic Association team championship trophies for the first time this school year, as 99 schools total won one or more of the 130 Finals ch...


The 2016 MHSSCA all-state teams WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/24/2016 12:19:30 PM EST

2016 All-State teams (by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association) Division 1 First Team Courtney Callahan, Walled Lake Northern, OF Meaghan Markus, Mattawan, O...

Basketball - Boys

PREP NOTEBOOK: Clarkston's Loyer looks mighty nice hooping out at NBAPA Top 100 Camp WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 6/20/2016 8:01:20 PM EST

The cream of the crop on the nation’s boys basketball floor were called down south last week. The cream of the crop in the backcourt in Oakland County was front and center. Clarkston incoming junior ...

Track And Field

Bandel wins discus throw at New Balance Nationals WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/20/2016 3:21:42 PM EST

Area athletes posted some career-best performances at the New Balance Track and Field Nationals this past weekend at North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro. The meet attracted many of the top hi...

Soccer - Girls

Notre Dame Prep triumphs in eight-round shootout to capture first-ever state title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/18/2016 8:51:45 PM EST

EAST LANSING — For the first time in school history, Pontiac Notre Dame Prep’s girls soccer program captured a state championship Saturday, overcoming near defeat in the final minute of regulation and...


MOWERY: Plenty of motivation for Mercy to win 1st title, but none more than Elmore WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/18/2016 5:03:09 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> You can’t be “barely" a state champion. You are or you aren’t. And the Farmington Hills Mercy Marlins are, for the first time ever. The Marlins had plenty of motivation to a targe...


Mercy's Krzywiecki named Michigan's Miss Softball for 2016 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/18/2016 3:54:07 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> She was shocked as anyone when they made the announcement Saturday afternoon, before handing the trophy out for the Division 1 softball championship. Just when she thought a target="...


Mercy shuts out No. 1 Dakota, wins program's first state title WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/18/2016 1:35:35 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> Nobody thought one would be enough. The way Andrea Elmore pitched, it turned out to be plenty, as the senior ace shut out No. 1 Macomb Dakota in the Division 1 title game Saturday, pi...

Soccer - Girls

Stoney Creek shuts out Canton to capture first state title in program history WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/17/2016 7:59:03 PM EST

EAST LANSING — After several seasons with championship aspirations that gave way to disappointing playoff defeat, Stoney Creek’s girls soccer program finally broke through on Friday to capture the fir...

Soccer - Girls

Notre Dame Prep's season one stop short of historic WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 6/17/2016 2:03:10 PM EST

The Pontiac Notre Dame Prep Fighting Irish enter the state final on arguably the greatest run in school history. At 20-1-3, the Fighting Irish have not lost in nearly two months. They lost 2-1 to Bi...

Soccer - Girls

Stoney looking to make history, but Canton standing in its way WITH PHOTOS
Updated: 6/17/2016 12:22:34 PM EST

They were not supposed to be here. Three months ago, when the season started, no one was talking about the Stoney Creek Cougars getting to the state final. After all, it was a returning team that had...


Mercy beats Mattawan, advances to first state finals since '02 WITH PHOTO GALLERY
Updated: 6/16/2016 4:54:49 PM EST

EAST LANSING >> The rainbow she sent down the right-field line was just inches foul, so Farmington Hills Mercy cleanup hitter Cari Padula merely unleashed a lightning bolt down the other line. Padula...

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