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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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St Patrick Return Ends in 1st-Time Celebration

St Patrick Return Ends in 1st-Time Celebration
Saturday, June 17, 2017
A team that took a year to complete the journey against one that could be starting down the same path.  A year ago, Portland St. Patrick lost in the Division 4 Final. On Saturday, the Shamrocks delivered.
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Finals Pitchers' Duel Falls Foley's Way

Finals Pitchers' Duel Falls Foley's Way
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Mason Minzey’s two-out, two-run triple in the fifth inning was the difference Saturday as Madison Heights Bishop Foley defeated Traverse City St. Francis, 3-0, in the Division 3 Final at McLane Baseball Stadium on the campus of Michigan State University. It was t...
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Pitching Aces Deliver Lakeshore Title

Pitching Aces Deliver Lakeshore Title
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Baseball purists would have loved it. Almost as much as Stevensville Lakeshore coach Mark Nate did. Max Gaishin won a classic pitchers’ duel with Alex Dingee on Saturday as Lakeshore defeated Bay City John Glenn, 1-0, in the MHSAA Division 2 championship game at ...
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This Time, It's Saline's Time to Top D1

This Time, It's Saline's Time to Top D1
Saturday, June 17, 2017
Five times, Scott Theisen had brought a team to an MHSAA championship game.  Five times, his Saline Hornets had come up empty.
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First-Time Title Winner Guaranteed in D4

First-Time Title Winner Guaranteed in D4
Friday, June 16, 2017
Coach Bryan Scheurer figured his Portland St. Patrick team couldn’t play much worse.  The Shamrocks committed four errors over the first four innings of their Division 4 Semifinal and trailed Unionville-Sebewaing 8-4.
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D3 Contenders Hold On for 1-run Wins

D3 Contenders Hold On for 1-run Wins
Friday, June 16, 2017
It looked like a mismatch. Madison Heights Bishop Foley, an annual powerhouse with plenty of pitching that had breezed through the tournament, against a sub-.500 team with little past tournament success. It was anything but.
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Lakeshore, John Glenn Win Big in D2

Lakeshore, John Glenn Win Big in D2
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Stevensville Lakeshore trailed 1-0 and did not have a hit until leadoff batter Ryan Remus stepped to the plate to open the bottom of the third inning of Thursday’s Division 2 Semifinal against Chelsea. That’s when the game changed. Remus singled, went to se...
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Northville, Saline Earn Shot at 1st Title

Northville, Saline Earn Shot at 1st Title
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Connor Ziparo kept things simple for Northville on Thursday. Chances are good that things will become more complicated for the Mustangs on Saturday, as they and Saline play each other both seeking a first MHSAA championship.
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Preview: Writing Championship Chapters

Preview: Writing Championship Chapters
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Great stories abound among this weekend’s 16 semifinalists vying for MHSAA baseball championships. Ten teams are seeking their first baseball titles. Six hope to play in a Final for the first time. Two entered the postseason with sub-.500 records. And a small-sch...
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1977 Baseball, Softball Finals Full of Firsts

1977 Baseball, Softball Finals Full of Firsts
Monday, June 5, 2017
This season’s MHSAA Baseball and Softball Finals will be played in two weeks, June 15-17 at Michigan State University. As we begin to turn our attention to that grand finale for the school year, MHSAA historian Ron Pesch takes on a recollection of the diamond cha...
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Weatherlys Cherishing Final Run Together

Weatherlys Cherishing Final Run Together
Friday, June 2, 2017
It’s not hard to pick out the Weatherly boys on a baseball field. Sam, the senior, is 6-foot-3. Ty, a junior, is an inch taller. It’s a little tougher to realize Howell co-coach Mike Weatherly is their dad. He's shading just north of 6 foot. But watch close...
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Pointes' Pride Instilled by Longtime Leaders

Pointes' Pride Instilled by Longtime Leaders
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Neither Frank Sumbera nor Dan Griesbaum were raised in Grosse Pointe.  But no one, at least at the high school level, has done more to enhance and promote baseball in the Pointes than this long-serving pair.
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Veteran St Francis Earns Top Billing

Veteran St Francis Earns Top Billing
Friday, May 19, 2017
Tom Passinault does not like to put unnecessary pressure on his Traverse City St. Francis baseball team. So, when his team took over the No. 1 ranking in the Division 3 baseball coaches poll, he made it more of a lighthearted moment.
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Frankfort Carries Perfect Start into May

Frankfort Carries Perfect Start into May
Friday, May 12, 2017
It’s no secret in the small town of Frankfort that longtime coach Mike Zimmerman plans to retire after the 2018 season. In the meantime, his Panthers – most of them juniors who will finish up next spring as well – are off to an incredible start to wha...
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Heritage Coach 'Connects' for Milestone

Heritage Coach 'Connects' for Milestone
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Baseball has always been a big part of Bob Andrezejewski’s life. “I was one of those guys that would sneak a radio in his bed when he was younger to listen to the Tiger ballgame,” he said. “This was back when I was 8, 9, 10-years old. I’ve ...
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West Rides Hot Start after Record Finish

West Rides Hot Start after Record Finish
Friday, April 21, 2017
Traverse City West has the blueprint. Now the Titans are hoping to build off their success from last spring when they won a school-record 41 games and reached the MHSAA Division 1 Baseball Semifinals.
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Mann Makes Great on High Expectations

Mann Makes Great on High Expectations
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Entering high school, Steve Mann faced high expectations. His mother and father both experienced much success as student-athletes at Detroit Country Day, and his sister, Brittany, was one of the top track athletes to compete at and graduate from the school. But while i...
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New Holland Christian, Same Title Drive

New Holland Christian, Same Title Drive
Saturday, April 1, 2017
The Holland Christian baseball team doesn’t want to reflect too much on the accomplishments of last year. While they included winning the program’s first Division 2 championship last spring, it’s a new season with a fresh cast of experienced and youth...
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Vermontville Ace Joins NFHS Hall (Video)

Vermontville Ace Joins NFHS Hall (Video)
Monday, August 15, 2016
Michigan celebrated its eighth inductee to the National High School Sports Hall of Fame with the honoring of Vermontville baseball star Ken Beardslee during the annual National Federation of State High School Associations summer meeting, this summer in Reno, Nevada. Cl...
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