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Moment: Carey Calls Hillman Tigers' Win

Moment: Carey Calls Hillman Tigers' Win
Sunday, May 3, 2020
Hillman and Athens combined to scatter 15 runs on 18 hits during the 1992 Class D Final, one of the highest-scoring baseball championship games in MHSAA history. And calling them all was a familiar voice that should bring comfort to baseball fans at least 35 and older ...
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Moment: Homer Walks Off into Final

Moment: Homer Walks Off into Final
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Baseball “Walk-off Week” finishes today with Homer crossing home last spring to set up its first Finals championship on the diamond since 2004. Jacob Wilson’s smash into left field drove in the game-winning run as the Trojans downed Pewamo-Westphalia ...
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Moment: Sophomore Scores for Seniors

Moment: Sophomore Scores for Seniors
Friday, May 1, 2020
Few upperclassmen receive the opportunity to make the memories Luke McLean made as a sophomore on the Rockford baseball team last season. But at the end, he was just hoping to do his part to make more for the seniors who led the Rams to the Division 1 Baseball Semifina...
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Moment: Hartland Wins Marathon Matchup

Moment: Hartland Wins Marathon Matchup
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Hartland and Portage Northern both entered the 2015 Division 1 baseball championship game as frequent contenders, but both pursuing their first Finals title on the diamond. Over the last five seasons, both have gone on to claim what previously had been elusive – ...
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Moment: Decatur Earns Finals Return

Moment: Decatur Earns Finals Return
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Cory Huston had allowed only one hit, two walks and an unearned run through eight innings of Decatur’s Division 3 Semifinal against Gladstone on June 13, 2014. And in the bottom of that final inning, he did what’s often yelled from baseball dugouts when the...
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Moment: Lake Orion Clinches on Walk-Off

Moment: Lake Orion Clinches on Walk-Off
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
When Nick Dunstan singled up the middle to drive in Joe Barnes in the bottom of the seventh inning of the 2007 Division 1 Final, he sent Lake Orion past Farmington 4-3 to clinch what remains the Dragons’ only MHSAA championship in the sport. That alone makes for ...
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Sontag Inspires Amid 'Miracle' Cancer Fight

Sontag Inspires Amid 'Miracle' Cancer Fight
Friday, January 3, 2020
Dave Sontag could tell something was wrong. The gymnasium at Petersburg-Summerfield High School is bigger than most in Monroe County. But when Sontag, a veteran official, was running up and down the floor, he felt unusually tired and began feeling pain in his back.
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Friends' Celebration 1 for the Scrapbook

Friends' Celebration 1 for the Scrapbook
Monday, June 24, 2019
A photo of Grand Rapids Catholic Central catcher Luke Passinault embracing relief pitcher Joe Collins after the Cougars’ 3-2 win June 13 at McLane Stadium was not unlike many celebrating the thrill of victory during the final sports weekend of the 2018-19 school y...
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Performance: Summerfield's Derek Clark

Performance: Summerfield's Derek Clark
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Petersburg Summerfield closed one of the most dominating runs in MHSAA Baseball Tournament history with their first championship Saturday, and junior Derek Clark turned in a performance to match.  The pitcher/centerfielder threw a four-hit shutout in the 9-0 Divis...
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Summerfield Brings Historic End to Spring

Summerfield Brings Historic End to Spring
Saturday, June 15, 2019
For a program that had never been to a Semifinal prior to this year, Petersburg Summerfield looked awfully comfortable at McLane Stadium.  The Bulldogs were unfazed by the pressure of playing for their first championship at Michigan State University and capped off...
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Homer Ends Spring with Title Celebration

Homer Ends Spring with Title Celebration
Saturday, June 15, 2019
After a postseason full of winning, the players on the Homer baseball team have become dogpile veterans.  So after the Trojans defeated Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett 4-0 on Saturday in the MHSAA Division 3 Final, a small game of “I’m not going...
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St Mary's Completes Championship Climb

St Mary's Completes Championship Climb
Saturday, June 15, 2019
By the time the final weekend of the baseball season came around, Orchard Lake St. Mary’s was a juggernaut.  The young but incredibly talented Eaglets showed that by defeating their final two opponents by a combined score of 18-1, including an 8-1 victory Sa...
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Big Bats Drive Portage Northern to 1st Title

Big Bats Drive Portage Northern to 1st Title
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Portage Northern has made a habit of getting on top of teams early this season. There’s no secret to that success. The Huskies are just that good at the plate.
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Summerfield, Nouvel Add to Playoff Perfection

Summerfield, Nouvel Add to Playoff Perfection
Friday, June 14, 2019
Petersburg Summerfield pitcher Brock Olmstead said he was a little surprised when he got the ball to start Friday’s Division 4 Semifinal, thinking it would be Bulldogs ace Derek Clark who took the mound with a trip to the Finals on the line.  His coach, Trav...
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Homer, Liggett Set Up Saturday Meeting

Homer, Liggett Set Up Saturday Meeting
Friday, June 14, 2019
Jacob Wilson just wanted to start jumping up and down Friday after his game-winning single sent Homer to the MHSAA Division 3 Baseball Final. But before he could fully celebrate, he had to make it to first base, something he admitted he had to be reminded to do.
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GRCC, St Mary's Soak in D2 Success

GRCC, St Mary's Soak in D2 Success
Friday, June 14, 2019
Grand Rapids Catholic Central's Brenden Leonard said Thursday that teammate Joe Collins had ice water in his veins. Funny, because while he said that, Leonard had ice and freezing cold water all over his body.
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West Michigan Rules Division 1 Semis

West Michigan Rules Division 1 Semis
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Luke McLean looked right at home Thursday at Michigan State’s McLane Baseball Stadium. The Rockford High School sophomore scored the winning run with aggressive base running, also securing for himself the pitching victory in a 3-2 Division 1 Semifinal against Mac...
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Preview: Right Place, Right Time

Preview: Right Place, Right Time
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
While it’s an obvious statement this spring’s 16 MHSAA baseball semifinalists have peaked at the right time, it might mean a little more this weekend at Michigan State University’s McLane Baseball Stadium. Five teams – including half the final f...
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Flashback 1979: Detroit Dominates Diamonds

Flashback 1979: Detroit Dominates Diamonds
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Forty years ago, baseball was concluding its ninth season with MHSAA playoffs, while softball was completing its fifth.  The metro Detroit area emerged with six of the eight championships awarded, with the Detroit Catholic League earning four of those six titles a...
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Richard Seeking Familiar Playoff Groove

Richard Seeking Familiar Playoff Groove
Thursday, May 30, 2019
Success came sooner than expected last season when Riverview Gabriel Richard won the school’s first MHSAA baseball title. Mike Magier, who was in his fifth season as coach at Richard last spring, did not have a senior on a team that defeated Detroit Catholic Leag...
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