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Moment: USA Win Unforgettable as 1-2-3

Moment: USA Win Unforgettable as 1-2-3
Saturday, May 16, 2020
Unionville-Sebewaing was two runs ahead and three outs away from clinching last season’s Division 4 championship. But with runners on first and second base, Kalamazoo Christian was still very much in pursuit of a comeback.
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Moment: Regina Walks Off as Division 1 Champ

Moment: Regina Walks Off as Division 1 Champ
Friday, May 15, 2020
When Adriana James finishes her Warren Regina softball career in two years, there’s a chance her most tense at bat will have come on the final day of her freshman season. That afternoon, the last of last spring, saw the freshman James bring home the winning run i...
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Moment: Kamin Powers Escanaba to Final

Moment: Kamin Powers Escanaba to Final
Thursday, May 14, 2020
A number of key moments go into each championship season.  And Nicole Kamin’s during last season’s Division 2 Softball Semifinals may have been the most key in Escanaba finishing its repeat title run.
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Moment: Dakota Capitalizes in Return

Moment: Dakota Capitalizes in Return
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Macomb Dakota’s first trip to an MHSAA Softball Final in 2016 ended with a shutout loss to a powerhouse Farmington Hills Mercy team that has gained much from a Semifinals trip the season before. A year later in 2017, a more experienced Cougars team also put itsel...
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Moment: Tinner Proves Strong as Steel

Moment: Tinner Proves Strong as Steel
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
An injured ankle couldn’t keep Tinner Sharon from carrying Gladstone into the 2014 Division 3 Softball Final. Nor could surrendering back-to-back home runs and a three-run lead when needing just one more out to secure a Semifinal win – a scenario that surel...
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Moment: Ewing Swings Dundee Title Hopes

Moment: Ewing Swings Dundee Title Hopes
Monday, May 11, 2020
Unionville-Sebewaing was one out away from another chance to score just one run and end the 2013 Division 3 Softball Final. Over the next many minutes, and in multiple ways, Vanessa Ewing took that opportunity away.
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Millington Run Unprecedented, Unforgettable

Millington Run Unprecedented, Unforgettable
Thursday, June 27, 2019
When they were younger, “they weren’t the best,” Millington softball coach Greg Hudie admitted Thursday in recalling the group that became the core of his varsity the last four seasons. But these Cardinals made themselves into so much more. While all ...
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Softball Brings Home Millington's 1st Title

Softball Brings Home Millington's 1st Title
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Runner-up a year ago – and seeking the first team championship in any sport in school history – Millington made sure it would be heading home with a softball title Saturday. The Cardinals dominated Schoolcraft from the start of an 8-0 victory in the MHSAA D...
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USA Triumphs with Pitching, Fielding Gems

USA Triumphs with Pitching, Fielding Gems
Saturday, June 15, 2019
What a way to win a championship. In a top-play moment, Unionville-Sebewaing turned a triple play in the seventh inning to secure a 3-1 victory over Kalamazoo Christian in the Division 4 softball championship game at Michigan State’s Secchia Stadium.
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Regina Goes 8 Innings for 7th Finals Win

Regina Goes 8 Innings for 7th Finals Win
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Adriana James was nervous. Saturday’s MHSAA Division 1 Final had moved into the eighth inning, and Warren Regina teammate Marisa Muglia had led off the bottom half by reaching first base on an error. After pinch-runner Jenna Holt moved all the way to third base...
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Escanaba Delivers Memorable D2 Encore

Escanaba Delivers Memorable D2 Encore
Saturday, June 15, 2019
Two rarities happened in the first inning of the MHSAA Division 2 softball championship game Saturday at Michigan State’s Secchia Stadium. The first was Escanaba all-state pitcher Gabi Salo allowed a walk against Stevensville Lakeshore. The second was Salo gave u...
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Schoolcraft Will Debut, Millington to Return

Schoolcraft Will Debut, Millington to Return
Friday, June 14, 2019
Of course, Schoolcraft’s Allie Goldschmeding knew what was on the line as she sped toward first base during the eighth inning of Friday’s Division 3 Semifinal against Dundee. And she gave everything it took to beat out her grounder and send her team to its ...
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USA, K-Christian Power Way to D4 Final

USA, K-Christian Power Way to D4 Final
Friday, June 14, 2019
It may have taken six-plus innings, but Kalamazoo Christian coach Kevin Lewis eventually had a chance to take it all in Friday morning. And he had an opportunity to exhale as well.
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Regina, Howell Advance with Late Rallies

Regina, Howell Advance with Late Rallies
Friday, June 14, 2019
There’s no such thing as ugly when it comes to advancing in the MHSAA softball playoffs. Warren Regina manufactured the game-winning run in a most unusual way Thursday afternoon against Bay City Western. And the Saddlelites aren’t going to apologize to anyo...
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Hitters Become Heroes for Division 2 Finalists

Hitters Become Heroes for Division 2 Finalists
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Sometimes all it takes is a slow roller, or maybe taking one for the team. Finding a way to get to a dominant pitcher is never an easy task. But Thursday morning, Stevensville Lakeshore pretty much did a little bit of everything to find a way past No. 3 Eaton Rapids an...
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Preview: Set for Secchia Celebrations

Preview: Set for Secchia Celebrations
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium could be home to a few more first-time MHSAA title celebrations this weekend. Half the final fields in Division 1 and Division 2 are pursuing their first championships, as is the top-ranked team and three total in Divis...
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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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Jenison Reaches 1,000 Wins & Surging

Jenison Reaches 1,000 Wins & Surging
Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Jenison softball team wrapped up an Ottawa-Kent Conference Black outright title Tuesday night by sweeping Muskegon Reeths-Puffer. The championship shouldn’t come as much of a surprise because the Wildcats have racked up wins at a consistent pace for the past ...
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Great Clip of the Week: Gull Lake Softball

Great Clip of the Week: Gull Lake Softball
Monday, May 20, 2019
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features a homer by Richland Gull Lake's Savanna Disbrow against Middleville Thornapple Kellogg.
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Performance: Millington's Gabbie Sherman

Performance: Millington's Gabbie Sherman
Friday, May 17, 2019
Millington all-state ace Gabbie Sherman struck out the first nine batters she faced and was nearly unhittable as Division 3’s top-ranked Cardinals opened the Escanaba Invitational on May 10 with a 3-0 win over the Eskymos, the reigning MHSAA Division 2 champi...
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