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Ace Paces Richard's Championship Triumph

Ace Paces Richard's Championship Triumph
Saturday, June 16, 2018
He’d seen a dropped third strike 100 times before Saturday’s championship game. Excuse Riverview Gabriel Richard’s Matthew Silka for getting caught up in the moment.
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Upton Hoists Beal City Back to Top of D4

Upton Hoists Beal City Back to Top of D4
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Don’t get Beal City senior Brett Upton wrong. He wants all the attention on himself – in the biggest of moments. But he’s the first to deflect the credit to his teammates.
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Unranked GP South Caps 'Magical' Rise

Unranked GP South Caps 'Magical' Rise
Saturday, June 16, 2018
As soon as he saw the signal to intentionally walk teammate Davis Graham, Grosse Pointe South first baseman Anthony Dermanulian knew he had to buckle down and come through for his team. With the bases loaded and the MHSAA Division 1 championship game against Brownstown...
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Small Ball, Brawley Come Up Big in Repeat

Small Ball, Brawley Come Up Big in Repeat
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Never underestimate the importance of defense – especially when it comes down to one final game to decide it all. Stevensville Lakeshore played solid defense and took advantage of four Saginaw Swan Valley errors, and enjoyed a stellar pitching performance by seni...
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Foley, Richard to Meet Again in D3 Final

Foley, Richard to Meet Again in D3 Final
Friday, June 15, 2018
It’s not the way the winning team would like to finish a game. But all the same, Madison Heights Bishop Foley did win, and the Ventures will play for a second consecutive Division 3 title.
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Beal City Sets Tone, USA Enjoys Prime Time

Beal City Sets Tone, USA Enjoys Prime Time
Friday, June 15, 2018
The moment. The venue. It all got to Beal City’s Keegan Haynes as he took the mound to begin his team’s Division 4 Semifinal against Gaylord St. Mary on Saturday. Haynes retired the first batter, gave up a base hit and proceeded to throw 10 straight balls w...
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Woodhaven, GP South Slug to Semifinal Wins

Woodhaven, GP South Slug to Semifinal Wins
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The best season in Brownstown Woodhaven’s history just got better. Woodhaven, which had never won a District baseball title before this spring, defeated perennial powerhouse Birmingham Brother Rice 7-3 in a MHSAA Division 1 Semifinal on Thursday at McLane Stadium...
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Finalists Cash In on Clutch Performances

Finalists Cash In on Clutch Performances
Thursday, June 14, 2018
Oli Carmody had been in pressure situations before, but nothing compared to what confronted the sophomore from Stevensville Lakeshore on Thursday. Back in November, Carmody – playing his first season as goalkeeper on the soccer team – made a diving stop of ...
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Preview: Opportunities to Celebrate

Preview: Opportunities to Celebrate
Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Two reigning champions will return this weekend to the MHSAA Baseball Finals at Michigan State University. They’ll be joined at McLane Stadium in part by seven teams seeking their first title in this sport – and with Division 3 guaranteed to offer one of th...
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Freshmen Spark Royals' Regional Return

Freshmen Spark Royals' Regional Return
Friday, June 8, 2018
Larry Tuttle has seen just about everything in his 51 seasons of coaching the Blissfield varsity baseball team. So much, in fact, that there’s not a lot of “firsts” anymore on the diamond. But, when the Royals went out and won the 27th District title ...
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Woodhaven Adding to History-Making Spring

Woodhaven Adding to History-Making Spring
Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Brownstown Woodhaven baseball coach Corey Farner was reading last month about Homer breaking its 2005 record for consecutive innings without giving up a run, and he had an idea.  "I started thinking to myself," Farner recalled, "'we've had quite a few shutouts in ...
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Hope Rained Eternal During 1978 Finals

Hope Rained Eternal During 1978 Finals
Thursday, May 31, 2018
“If the weatherman is in a co-operative mood, Michigan’s high school athletes, both boys and girls, will wind up another competitive school year Saturday,” wrote Detroit’s premier high school sports scribe, Hal Schram, 40 years ago just prior to ...
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Great Clips of the Week: 5/30/2018

Great Clips of the Week: 5/30/2018
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips features Holland Christian's Jacob Spaulding driving in the walk-off winning run against Zeeland East in the ninth inning.
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Clutch Seniors Lead Hackett Title Pursuit

Clutch Seniors Lead Hackett Title Pursuit
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
A couple of summers ago, Joe Carr caught his last baseball game. Or so he thought. The Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep senior was called to action behind the plate during his team’s 12-1 victory against Brown City on May 5, making Carr the perfect utility player ...
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New Coach, New Home, New Success for Irish

New Coach, New Home, New Success for Irish
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Ryan Knutson is shocked by how well he and his teammates at Pontiac Notre Dame Prep played at the start of this season. And the hope is that it will carry over to next month’s MHSAA Tournament.
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Early End to 2017 Drives Veteran Sturgis

Early End to 2017 Drives Veteran Sturgis
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
All the pieces are in place for the Sturgis varsity baseball team to potentially still be playing in June. After a 19-14 season in 2017 — without a single senior on the squad — Sturgis fourth-year head coach Drew Rutenbar knew the program had an opportunity...
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Pilots' Phenom Always Drawn to Diamond

Pilots' Phenom Always Drawn to Diamond
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Baseball, at its core, is a simple game. Throw a baseball, try to hit it and then catch it. And that was more than enough to hook Bryce Bush.
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St Francis, Frankfort Setting Title Sights

St Francis, Frankfort Setting Title Sights
Friday, April 6, 2018
After an MRI earlier this year revealed a torn labrum in his right shoulder, Traverse City St. Francis all-state pitcher Joey Muzljakovich decided on surgery that would end his senior season before it even started. “It was tough for me to hear that,” Frankf...
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'Over Here,' Athletes Gave to WWI Effort

'Over Here,' Athletes Gave to WWI Effort
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
In a nation at war, the needs of many outweigh the desires of a few. Among the many noble sacrifices for the greater good was Michigan’s spring high school sports season of 1918.
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Brighton Memories Close to Henson's Heart

Brighton Memories Close to Henson's Heart
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Drew Henson admits he'll still sneak an occasional peak at the record book. After 20 years and professional careers in two sports, a quick glance isn't about vanity for Henson. The former Brighton football and baseball star said he's simply curious whether his myriad r...
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