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Rogers City Makes Dream Come True

Rogers City Makes Dream Come True
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Nikki Radke and Morgan Hall couldn’t have dreamed up a better senior season. Rogers City has been out for revenge ever since Kalamazoo Christian eliminated the Hurons in last year’s Division 4 Semifinal.
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Gladstone Follows 'Rally Girl' to D3 Win

Gladstone Follows 'Rally Girl' to D3 Win
Saturday, June 14, 2014
On Friday, Gladstone pitcher Tinner Sharon gave up back-to-back home runs to Coloma in the seventh inning before the Braves came back in the eighth to win their MHSAA Division 3 Semifinal. On Saturday, Sharon found herself in a similar position – and was anything...
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Coach's Hunch Proves True for Lakeshore

Coach's Hunch Proves True for Lakeshore
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Denny Dock remembers looking at his team midway through the regular season and thinking, “We’re on the verge of being something special.” It turns out, the Stevensville Lakeshore coach in his 25th year was right.
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Bay City Western Finishes 1st Title Run

Bay City Western Finishes 1st Title Run
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Hannah Leppek tried not to think about last year. Easier said than done. After leading and then losing last year’s Division 1 championship game to Mattawan, Leppek was determined not to let this one slip away.
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D4 Semis: 2013 Foes Set to Meet Again

D4 Semis: 2013 Foes Set to Meet Again
Friday, June 13, 2014
Rebekah VanDam knows opponents are aiming for Kalamazoo Christian. And that's certainly true of Rogers City, which lost to the Comets in last season's Semifinals and face them in Saturday's MHSAA Division 4 championship game.
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D3 Semis: Contenders Survive Comebacks

D3 Semis: Contenders Survive Comebacks
Friday, June 13, 2014
Home runs were flying out of Secchia Stadium as Clinton and Coloma battled back during Friday's MHSAA Division 3 Semifinals. But Gladstone and Unionville-Sebewaing held on through power surges to secure their spots in Saturday's championship game.
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D2 Semis: Confident Contenders Roll On

D2 Semis: Confident Contenders Roll On
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Rozlyn Price’s gutsy performance Thursday afternoon at Secchia Stadium had less to do with how far she’s come in the last year as it was about how far she’s come over the last month. And Stevensville Lakeshore had plenty to prove as well after running...
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D1 Semis: Pitchers Hit Big for Finalists

D1 Semis: Pitchers Hit Big for Finalists
Thursday, June 12, 2014
A pair of senior pitchers used their right arms and softball bats to carry their respective teams to victories in Thursday's MHSAA Division 1 Softball Semifinals. Portage Central's Gina Verduczo threw a no-hitter and drove in the lone run in the first game, while Bay ...
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Preview: Familiar Contenders, New Home

Preview: Familiar Contenders, New Home
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
This weekend, for the first time, the MHSAA Softball Semifinals and Finals will be played at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium. But although the tournament’s new stage might be unfamiliar to most, many of the 16 finalists should feel at home playi...
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Maves, Tecumseh Finish 'Brilliant' Run

Maves, Tecumseh Finish 'Brilliant' Run
Saturday, June 15, 2013
It’s natural for coaches to worry about the unknown as their teams venture deeper and deeper into the postseason. Tecumseh softball coach Jeff Nowak is no different.
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Mattawan, Havers Write Winning Story

Mattawan, Havers Write Winning Story
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Allie Havers is an overpowering presence on the softball field. But the situation called for finesse. Mattawan’s 6-foot-5 senior was perfectly capable of switching gears.
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Multiple Aces Pay Off as Comets Reign

Multiple Aces Pay Off as Comets Reign
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Most softball teams ride one dominant pitcher and hope for the best. It never hurts to have an insurance policy, however, because even the best pitchers have an off day.
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Dundee, Ewing 'Prove' Up for Title Task

Dundee, Ewing 'Prove' Up for Title Task
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Mickey Moody knew what he was doing when he angered Dundee pitcher Vanessa Ewing. As the Vikings’ softball coach, Moody knows which buttons to push to motivate his senior. When he took her out of the MHSAA Division 3 Semifinal on Friday, he expected Ewing to re...
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Swan Valley Focuses on Finish

Swan Valley Focuses on Finish
Friday, June 14, 2013
If Saginaw Swan Valley’s softball players were feeling good about themselves for reaching a second straight MHSAA championship game, the warm fuzzies quickly vanished once coach Tom Kennelly was done talking to them. “You’re better than this!”...
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Unexpected Ubly Reaches Season Finale

Unexpected Ubly Reaches Season Finale
Friday, June 14, 2013
Nobody outside of Ubly expected the Bearcats to be playing for the MHSAA Division 4 softball championship. Even some within the inner circle were skeptical.
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'Good Enough' Turns Great as Warriors Advance

'Good Enough' Turns Great as Warriors Advance
Friday, June 14, 2013
Hannah Leppek pitched a one-hit shutout Friday, not an easy achievement against a hot-hitting softball team playing on the opposite side in an MHSAA Semifinal. Yet the Bay City Western junior wasn't thrilled with her performance, which just reaffirms that the great on...
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USA Follows in Champions' Footsteps

USA Follows in Champions' Footsteps
Friday, June 14, 2013
Tradition perpetuates itself in small kids who looked up to the big kids as heroes. Junior Katie Gremel watched from the stands as an elementary school student as older sister Dani helped Unionville-Sebewaing win three MHSAA Division 3 softball championships. Dani Gr...
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Finals Preview: History Awaits

Finals Preview: History Awaits
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Half of the 16 teams making the trip to this weekend's Softball Finals at Battle Creek's Bailey Park are seeking their first MHSAA championship. Seven of those teams hope to play in a title game for the first time. Five teams – Linden, Dundee, Holton, Grosse ...
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Sacred Heart Standout Goes National

Sacred Heart Standout Goes National
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sara Hansen put together one of the best softball seasons in MHSAA history this spring. And here's the most incredible part -- she's still got two more high school seasons to play. We caught up with Hansen last week while the National Federation of State High School...
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MHSA(Q&)A: Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart's Sara Hansen

MHSA(Q&)A: Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart's Sara Hansen
Friday, July 27, 2012
Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart's Sara Hansen helped her softball team this spring to its first MHSAA Semifinals appearance since 1994. That, in itself, was plenty to celebrate.
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