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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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Hopman Takes Swing at School, State Records

Hopman Takes Swing at School, State Records
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Zach Hopman has heard of Drew Henson, of course. You can’t play for Brighton and not see Henson’s list of accomplishments during a stellar baseball career at Brighton a generation ago.
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Latest Scheurer Earns Place in St Pat's Fame

Latest Scheurer Earns Place in St Pat's Fame
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Hopefully Brandon Scheurer always remembers his most thrilling five minutes in high school baseball like they were five minutes ago. Two years ago, just a sophomore but already playing shortstop for the second time in a Division 4 championship game, Scheurer awaited th...
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Garden City Tackles Turnaround Together

Garden City Tackles Turnaround Together
Friday, May 17, 2019
Few would argue that the formula for a successful high school baseball team usually includes hard throwers, slick fielders and a lineup stacked with guys who can move runs across the plate. But team chemistry is an often-overlooked part of that formula that this spring...
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Be the Referee: Lodged Ball

Be the Referee: Lodged Ball
Thursday, May 16, 2019
This week, assistant director Brent Rice offers a baseball/softball "You Make the Call" regarding a batted ball that becomes lodged in the fence. 
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MMA Helps 3-Sporter Shine at BCC

MMA Helps 3-Sporter Shine at BCC
Friday, May 3, 2019
Khol Partridge is winding down his days as a three-sport athlete at Brooklyn Columbia Central, a Class B school in southeast Michigan’s Irish Hills area.  His father Rodney owns Pure Combat, a gym in Cement City that challenges Khol as an athlete, both menta...
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Great Clips of the Week: Madison Baseball

Great Clips of the Week: Madison Baseball
Monday, April 29, 2019
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features a home run blast by Madison Heights Madison's Austin Brown.
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Sampson Goes 'All Out' for 3 Ida Teams

Sampson Goes 'All Out' for 3 Ida Teams
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Clay Sampson knows only one speed, whether it’s on the football field, basketball court or baseball diamond – it’s full go, all the time. “He has such a passion for the game, no matter what sport,” said his basketball coach, Jared Janssen....
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