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Performance: Three Rivers' Kali Heivilin

Performance: Three Rivers' Kali Heivilin
Friday, April 26, 2019
Three Rivers' Kali Heivilin, coming off 18 home runs last season as a freshman, already has hit 12 more over 17 games this spring including six over five games last weekend to earn the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week.”  The sophom...
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Be the Referee: Softball Illegal Pitch

Be the Referee: Softball Illegal Pitch
Thursday, April 25, 2019
"Be the Referee" returns this week as assistant director Brent Rice explains changes this spring in softball for situations when an illegal pitch is thrown.
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Tourney-Tested Scots Setting Bar High Again

Tourney-Tested Scots Setting Bar High Again
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The Caledonia softball team celebrated the program’s first MHSAA championship a year ago with a 6-4 win over Hartland in the MHSAA Division 1 Final. With 11 players from that squad back, there’s a strong belief the Fighting Scots have the potential to make ...
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South Haven Building on Memorable Run

South Haven Building on Memorable Run
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
When A.J. Jeffries injured her shoulder during basketball season, she was devastated, afraid that she would be watching her teammates instead of playing this softball season. But the South Haven junior catcher opted for physical therapy instead of surgery and, although...
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Nadolny Revs Lancers with Record Power

Nadolny Revs Lancers with Record Power
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Brooke Nadolny set the state record for career home runs earlier this month, but she remains amazed by her power surge over the past two-plus seasons.  She said she doesn’t try to hit home runs. Her objective is to hit the ball hard – and if it goes ov...
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Rogers City Swinging for Semifinal Return

Rogers City Swinging for Semifinal Return
Friday, April 12, 2019
The well of softball talent never seems to run dry at Rogers City High School. So, even though the Hurons lost five key players from last year’s team that went 32-6 and reached the Division 4 Semifinals, they entered the 2019 season with the same high expectation...
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Great Clips of the Week: Regina Softball

Great Clips of the Week: Regina Softball
Thursday, April 11, 2019
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features Warren Regina's power-packed hitting against Farmington Hills Mercy.
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USA Standout Skilled for Every Season

USA Standout Skilled for Every Season
Friday, December 28, 2018
Rylee Zimmer lightened her winter workload during her sophomore year, taking the basketball season off to focus more on volleyball. It turned out to be a short-term move.
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Escanaba Finds Home as Softball Champ

Escanaba Finds Home as Softball Champ
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Relative to the other 15 softball teams playing in the MHSAA Semifinals two weekends ago at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium, the Escanaba contingent was far from home. But the Eskymos also felt much more at home making the trip to East Lansing of the ...
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Centreville Ends Spring with 'Incredible' Finish

Centreville Ends Spring with 'Incredible' Finish
Saturday, June 16, 2018
It was a big day for the Centreville softball team. After a long wait, the Bulldogs were finally able to see the sequel to "Incredibles." Oh, and they also won the first MHSAA Division 4 softball championship in school history.
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Comeback Coloma Claims 1st Softball Title

Comeback Coloma Claims 1st Softball Title
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Wendy Goodline hadn’t given up hope Saturday with her Coloma softball team trailing by four runs after five innings. But she had started to reflect on how good her team’s season had been, win or lose.
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Escanaba Follows Ace to Historic Finish

Escanaba Follows Ace to Historic Finish
Saturday, June 16, 2018
South Haven managed three hits Saturday, so it wouldn’t be accurate to say Escanaba sophomore Gabi Salo was unhittable in the MHSAA Division 2 softball championship game. But the University of Wisconsin recruit was pretty close.
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Caledonia Completes Championship Climb

Caledonia Completes Championship Climb
Saturday, June 16, 2018
A 2009 Regional Semifinal loss to eventual state champion Hudsonville is the moment Caledonia softball coach Tom Kaechele points to as putting his program on the map. Sammie Gehrls was in the stands that day, watching her sister Alexa pitch in the 2-1, 14-inning thrill...
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Coleman, Centreville Post Semis Shutouts

Coleman, Centreville Post Semis Shutouts
Friday, June 15, 2018
Autumn Tubbs swears that “darn it” was as profane as she allowed herself to get. The Coleman senior shortstop was visibly frustrated with herself after turning out of the way of an inside pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the sixth inning of a ti...
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1st-Time Title Winner On Deck in D3

1st-Time Title Winner On Deck in D3
Friday, June 15, 2018
Gabbie Sherman never flinched Friday.  The Millington junior pitched her way out of three tight spots, including a tense bottom of the seventh inning, to lead the Cardinals to a 5-3 win against Sanford Meridian in an MHSAA Division 3 Softball Semifinal at Michigan...
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1st-Time Champ Guaranteed in D2

1st-Time Champ Guaranteed in D2
Friday, June 15, 2018
The Escanaba softball team that returned to Secchia Stadium on Thursday may not be too different from those that made trips to the Division 2 Semifinals in 2016 and 2017 as well. But a couple of notable characteristics have the Eskymos sticking around for a few more da...
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Caledonia, Hartland Earn Finals Return

Caledonia, Hartland Earn Finals Return
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Welcome back, Caledonia and Sammie Gehrls. Three seasons after finishing her freshman year at Secchia Stadium, the Fighting Scots’ ace once again has her team one more win from its first MHSAA softball championship.
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Preview: Welcoming Contenders New & Old

Preview: Welcoming Contenders New & Old
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Among Michigan’s smallest high school powers, this season’s MHSAA Softball Tournament has rolled along much as expected. But among the bigger schools, it’s been three weeks of surprises as we head into the season’s final weekend at Michigan Stat...
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Unbeaten Spring Lake Eyes Perfect Finish

Unbeaten Spring Lake Eyes Perfect Finish
Friday, June 8, 2018
It didn’t matter if it was driving rain, scorching heat, prom day, snowflakes, seven-game weeks, high winds, AP testing time or even a high-stakes showdown with archrival Grand Haven in the annual “Battle of the Bridge” at the end of May. This Spring ...
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Hopeful Rogers City Rooted in Tradition

Hopeful Rogers City Rooted in Tradition
Friday, June 1, 2018
When the Rogers City bus rolled into town following a 2013 MHSAA Division 4 Softball Quarterfinal win in Traverse City, it made an impromptu stop. “The bus went down to the Little League fields,” varsity coach Karl Grambau recalled. “They stopped...
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