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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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Brown's Road Leads to Multi-Sport Stardom

Brown's Road Leads to Multi-Sport Stardom
Thursday, April 4, 2019
It’s been nearly 10 years since Madison Heights Madison had a three-sport athlete that competed at the level Austin Brown has the past two seasons. Soon Austin will get his chance to prove himself at the collegiate level in two sports as well.
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Still 'Loose' Swan Valley Loaded Again As Well

Still 'Loose' Swan Valley Loaded Again As Well
Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Mitch Jebb and his teammates on the Saginaw Swan Valley baseball team had plenty of fun a year ago as they made their run to the MHSAA Division 2 Final.  The young Vikings surprised plenty of people with their runner-up finish, and a crucial part of that was how l...
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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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