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D1 Softball Final: Safe at Home, Again

D1 Softball Final: Safe at Home, Again
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The combined numbers put up Mattawan and Hudsonville in Saturday’s Division 1 Final at Bailey Park indicate a game that came down to just one play. And Eagles junior shortstop Danielle Freeman made it when she slid into home safely to give her team a 2-1 win in 1...
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D2 Softball Final: The Legend of Hayes

D2 Softball Final: The Legend of Hayes
Saturday, June 16, 2012
The legend of Livonia Ladywood sophomore Lauren Hayes sprouted with two outs left in Friday’s Division 2 Semifinal at Bailey Park. It grew exponentially in Saturday’s championship game.
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D3 Softball Final: Clinton 1st a 2nd Time

D3 Softball Final: Clinton 1st a 2nd Time
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Clinton seniors Tierney Nelson, Haley Mercy and Abi Clark finished their four-year varsity careers and fourth trips to Bailey Park with their team’s second-straight Division 3 championship Saturday. Nelson struck out seven and gave up six hits as the Redskins wer...
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D4 Softball: Dansville's Wait is Over

D4 Softball: Dansville's Wait is Over
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Dansville catcher Rebekah Guy waited four years for Friday’s tears of joy, and through two Semifinals losses when the tears were sorrowful. And her coach Mick Ream pointed out Friday that he’s been waiting 31 years to coach his team in an MHSAA championship ...
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D1 Softball: Hudsonville a Big Hit

D1 Softball: Hudsonville a Big Hit
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Hudsonville had scored at least 10 runs in 16 games this season heading into Friday’s Semifinals at Bailey Park. Simply put, the Eagles can hit. But their performance against Garden City might’ve redefined just how well.
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D2 Softball: Two Pitching Heroes, One Title Shot

D2 Softball: Two Pitching Heroes, One Title Shot
Friday, June 15, 2012
Briana Combs carried Livonia Ladywood as long as she could Friday before her left knee said no more. But thanks to the equally heroic relief of sophomore Lauren Hayes, Combs and the Blazers will get a chance Saturday to win their first MHSAA championship.
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D3 Softball: Clinton Returns to Final

D3 Softball: Clinton Returns to Final
Friday, June 15, 2012
Tierney Nelson is feeling a little old this weekend at Bailey Park. It’s all relative, of course, to the fact she’s finishing her Clinton career with a fourth and final trip to the MHSAA Softball Finals.
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Softball Finals: Champs are Here

Softball Finals: Champs are Here
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Three of last season's MHSAA softball champions will return to Battle Creek's Bailey Park on Friday looking to make it two -- or in Petersburg-Summerfield's case, three -- in a row. Get up to speed by checking out this weekend's schedule, followed by a look at each of ...
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MHSA(Q&)A: Frankenmuth softball coach Brad Walraven

MHSA(Q&)A: Frankenmuth softball coach Brad Walraven
Friday, June 1, 2012
Brad Walraven didn't set out to become a high school softball coach. But few in the nation -- yes, nation -- have had more success.
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One Week, Multiple Milestones

One Week, Multiple Milestones
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Sunglasses on whether it’s sunny or not, fastballs blazing and drop-balls dipping, Decatur senior Erika Southworth is an intimidating foe for those who dare step into the batters box. But that’s just her on-field persona. When games are done, she talks with...
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High 5s: 5/22/12

High 5s: 5/22/12
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
None of this week's High 5s honorees knows much about losing. Ann Arbor Pioneer's Drake Johnson is unequaled in his best race, Decatur's Erika Southworth has averaged more than 25 wins pitching each season of high school, and the Remus Chippewa Hills girls track team ha...
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High 5s - 4/24/12

High 5s - 4/24/12
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Two future Big Ten athletes and a two-time reigning MHSAA champion have already made some significant strides this spring.
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Valley Lutheran's Appold Charges On

Valley Lutheran's Appold Charges On
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A decade ago, when second-grader Sarah Appold decided she wanted to give pitching a try, her dad Randy built her a pitching mound in the backyard. It clearly got some use.
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High 5s - 4/17/12

High 5s - 4/17/12
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A couple record-setting pitchers and one of this season's golf championship contenders received this week's Second Half High 5s.
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