Entries for June 2014

D3 Semis: Aces Lead Final Advance

D3 Semis: Aces Lead Final Advance
Friday, June 13, 2014
Cody Huston and Matthew Gushee furthered their reputations as big-game pitchers Friday. Both shined in MHSAA Division 3 Semifinals in helping Decatur and Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett, respectively, reach what will be the biggest game for both teams this sea...
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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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D4 Semis: Finalists Seize Opportunities

D4 Semis: Finalists Seize Opportunities
Friday, June 13, 2014
Beal City baseball went viral this week, thanks to a trick play that played a small part in its Regional Final win over top-ranked Muskegon Catholic Central last weekend. But the Aggies showed again Friday morning that they are nothing if not opportunistic – and ...
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Preview: Ready for Rematches

Preview: Ready for Rematches
Friday, June 13, 2014
Two of Saturday’s MHSAA Girls Soccer Finals are rematches of 2013 title games. That alone tells the stories behind two of this weekend’s four championship games.
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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: South Seeks to Unseat Champ

D1 Semis: South Seeks to Unseat Champ
Thursday, June 12, 2014
One big inning, one big relief performance. And Grosse Pointe South will play for an MHSAA baseball championship.  Reigning Division 1 champion Bay City Western, meanwhile, rode a five-hitter by its ace into Saturday's title game at McLane Baseball Stadium.
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D2 Semis: Finals Veterans Book Return

D2 Semis: Finals Veterans Book Return
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Dillon McInerney delivered at the plate for Richmond on Thursday. On Saturday, it may be his arm that helps bring the Blue Devils an MHSAA Division 2 championship. A strong pitching performance from Mount Pleasant's Hunter Buczkowski lined the Oilers up to be Richmond'...
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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: Hopefuls Head to McLane

Preview: Hopefuls Head to McLane
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Michigan State University’s McLane Baseball Stadium will host its first MHSAA Baseball Finals this weekend, and in doing so welcome two reigning champions and two more teams that finished runners-up a year ago. Bay City Western is back in the Division 1 Semifinal...
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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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Official Feedback

Official Feedback
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
We receive much unsolicited comment about the performances of officials and the conduct of spectators. 
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No Track, No Problem for Champion Dux

No Track, No Problem for Champion Dux
Monday, June 9, 2014
Phil Hoover is looking forward to returning to Zeeland’s renovated stadium for the 2015 track and field season. But his Zeeland West boys team – which shares the stadium each spring with neighboring Zeeland East and one of the district’s middle schools...
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Another Title for Alessi, Brother Rice

Another Title for Alessi, Brother Rice
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Along with a fortunate few Saturday, Jason Alessi finished his senior year with a win – and an MHSAA title. But there can’t be many over the last 90 years who have contributed to seven Finals championships. 
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Unexpected Return Propels EGR to 3-Peat

Unexpected Return Propels EGR to 3-Peat
Saturday, June 7, 2014
East Grand Rapids senior captain Charlotte Hooker was determined to make it back and play at least one game of her senior lacrosse season.  Hooker reached that goal and then some as she came back from injury in time to play in both the MHSAA Semifinal and Saturda...
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Rams Prove Too Tough Again in D1

Rams Prove Too Tough Again in D1
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Playing the final game of her high school lacrosse career, Rockford senior Meghan Datema was determined not to see another team celebrate winning an MHSAA title on her team’s home field. Datema knew that feeling – but for the second year in a row it was Da...
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No. 5 Leads Lansing Catholic to Repeat

No. 5 Leads Lansing Catholic to Repeat
Saturday, June 7, 2014
The return of three players from last year’s MHSAA championship squad produced similar expectations this season for the Lansing Catholic boys golf team. The Cougars were able to duplicate last year’s feat, winning the MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Final...
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Swartz Creek Claims 1st Title Since '67

Swartz Creek Claims 1st Title Since '67
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Scratch and claw, chip and putt. Scratch and claw, stay composed. Scratch and claw, win MHSAA title by the narrowest of margins. The Swartz Creek boys golf team hoisted its first MHSAA golf title since 1967 on Saturday in the Lower Peninsula Division 1 Final at Forest...
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Timing Just Right for D2-Winning Cranes

Timing Just Right for D2-Winning Cranes
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Timing. So critical for a successful golf swing, even moreso for a boys golf team trying to win its second MHSAA title in three years. Everything came together this weekend about as well as it could for Bloomfield Hill Cranbrook-Kingswood, as the Cranes fashioned a tw...
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D4 Champions Make Saturday Count

D4 Champions Make Saturday Count
Saturday, June 7, 2014
It was better to be the hunter than the hunted Saturday in the MHSAA Division 4 Final at the Bedford Valley Golf Club. White Pigeon was third after the first round Friday but made it up in a big way Saturday to win the second MHSAA title in school history. And junior J...
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