Entries for 'Decatur'

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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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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Hudson's Hamdan Wins Clash of Champs

Hudson's Hamdan Wins Clash of Champs
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Hudson sophomore Jordan Hamdan didn’t just want to win a Division 4 title Saturday at The Palace of Auburn Hills – he also wanted to impress his older brother, Roddy. Hamdan accomplished both, defeating Jackson Lumen Christi’s Spencer Good 3-2 in a m...
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Seniors Shoulder Decatur Title Hopes

Seniors Shoulder Decatur Title Hopes
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
When he was young, Coy Helmuth broke both sides of his collarbone and almost gave up wrestling. Logan Kennedy is looking to add more MHSAA Finals honors to the family tree. Fritz Williamson’s brothers told him he’d never make it as a wrestler. That trio pro...
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Southwest Schools Begin League Shuffle

Southwest Schools Begin League Shuffle
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Just when it seemed that the waters had calmed concerning conference realignment in Southwest Michigan, two area leagues are expected to lose a chunk of their respective memberships with the berth of a new alliance. Three members of the Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph League a...
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D4 Preview: Hornets Seek to Stay On Top

D4 Preview: Hornets Seek to Stay On Top
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Eight Division 4 title hopefuls will be the first to take the mat at the first MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals weekend hosted by Central Michigan University’s McGuirk Arena. Included among those eight is two-time reigning champion New Lothrop, two-time reigning runne...
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Brother's Memory Sparks Kent City Champ

Brother's Memory Sparks Kent City Champ
Saturday, March 7, 2015
For Kent City senior Shane Rodenburg, winning this year’s MHSAA Finals title was not something he was doing just for himself. He also was taking the mat with his younger brother Brendon in his heart. Read more about Rodenburg's victory and check out post-match co...
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Highlight Reel: Saturday Semifinals Video

Highlight Reel: Saturday Semifinals Video
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The MHSAA Team Wrestling Finals field was whittled to eight this morning over two sessions at Kellogg Arena.  Click for video highlights from Saturday's Semifinals in all four divisions.
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Highlight Reel: Friday's Quarterfinal Video

Highlight Reel: Friday's Quarterfinal Video
Saturday, February 28, 2015
The first day of MHSAA Team Finals weekend is one of the busiest days of each wrestling season, with 16 matches over four divisions deciding those that will move on to meet in Saturday’s Semifinals. And we’ve got highlights for every team that competed Fri...
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D4 Preview: Champ Returns as Favorite

D4 Preview: Champ Returns as Favorite
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The MHSAA Division 4 Team Wrestling Finals feature the smallest schools competing in our state.  But they also included the headlining finish from last season’s championship matches at Battle Creek’s Kellogg Arena.
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Liggett Scores 2nd Title in 3 Seasons

Liggett Scores 2nd Title in 3 Seasons
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Hits? Who needs hits? Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett had just three hits Saturday. But it used just about every other conceivable way to reach base, move runners along, and get them home in downing Decatur, 9-0, in the MHSAA Division 3 Final at McLane Baseball ...
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D3 Semis: Aces Lead Final Advance

D3 Semis: Aces Lead Final Advance
Friday, June 13, 2014
Cody Huston and Matthew Gushee furthered their reputations as big-game pitchers Friday. Both shined in MHSAA Division 3 Semifinals in helping Decatur and Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett, respectively, reach what will be the biggest game for both teams this sea...
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Preview: Hopefuls Head to McLane

Preview: Hopefuls Head to McLane
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Michigan State University’s McLane Baseball Stadium will host its first MHSAA Baseball Finals this weekend, and in doing so welcome two reigning champions and two more teams that finished runners-up a year ago. Bay City Western is back in the Division 1 Semifinal...
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D4 Baseball Final: Raiders Take 4th Title

D4 Baseball Final: Raiders Take 4th Title
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Few had gotten to Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett the last two seasons. But Decatur, and especially junior outfielder T.J. Stambeck, found a way in Saturday’s Division 4 Final.
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D4 Baseball: Decatur Strikes Late

D4 Baseball: Decatur Strikes Late
Friday, June 15, 2012
Decatur baseball coach Ben Botti knew from experience his team likely would need to “dodge a bullet” to have a chance to win this season’s MHSAA Division 4 championship. That moment came in Friday’s Semifinal against Muskegon Catholic Central. A...
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Baseball Finals: Here Comes the Hit Parade

Baseball Finals: Here Comes the Hit Parade
Thursday, June 14, 2012
More than half of the teams in this weekend's MHSAA Baseball Finals field will play their first Semifinals ever Friday at Battle Creek's Bailey Park. But will one also win its first championship? That's a tougher question to answer. Read on for a look at all 16 teams, ...
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One Week, Multiple Milestones

One Week, Multiple Milestones
Thursday, May 24, 2012
Sunglasses on whether it’s sunny or not, fastballs blazing and drop-balls dipping, Decatur senior Erika Southworth is an intimidating foe for those who dare step into the batters box. But that’s just her on-field persona. When games are done, she talks with...
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High 5s: 5/22/12

High 5s: 5/22/12
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
None of this week's High 5s honorees knows much about losing. Ann Arbor Pioneer's Drake Johnson is unequaled in his best race, Decatur's Erika Southworth has averaged more than 25 wins pitching each season of high school, and the Remus Chippewa Hills girls track team ha...
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Team Finals: 32 Contenders, at a Glance

Team Finals: 32 Contenders, at a Glance
Friday, February 24, 2012
Headed to Battle Creek this weekend? So are 32 wrestling teams competing for one of four MHSAA team championships beginning with Friday's Quarterfinals at Battle Creek.  Check out our division-by-division primers with information on every team competing this weeke...
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