Entries for 'Mid-Michigan'

Prout Powers Pinckney with Inspiration

Prout Powers Pinckney with Inspiration
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Larry Prout, Jr., who wears Pinckney football jersey number 6, stands 4-foot-8 and 85 pounds. Or slightly less than one pound for each of the 105 surgeries he’s had in his young life.
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Schmitt Happily Home as St Johns Coach

Schmitt Happily Home as St Johns Coach
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
The 50 or so students chanting “Schmitt! Schmitt! Schmitt!” during the earliest minutes of Monday morning know him mostly as a high school math teacher. Which makes sense – the oldest probably had just turned 3 when Andy Schmitt was locking down his l...
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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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Thrush Thrives in Farwell's Mat Return

Thrush Thrives in Farwell's Mat Return
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Jay Thrush was a promising wrestler at Farwell High School three years ago, finishing eighth in his class at the 2016 Division 4 Individual Finals. He followed that up with another Finals trip as a sophomore.  But that momentum was stopped when Farwell canceled th...
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Back Home, Astrauskas Title Dreaming Again

Back Home, Astrauskas Title Dreaming Again
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Tanner Astrauskas is back on track to achieve his goal of becoming an MHSAA Finals champion. Tragedy almost prevented him from realizing that dream.
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East Lansing Soccer Surges Into Next Era

East Lansing Soccer Surges Into Next Era
Friday, August 31, 2018
Nick Archer may have stepped away this spring after a championship-filled 41-year career leading East Lansing soccer.  But the mystique he cultivated remains strong – celebrating the coach who started the Trojans’ boys and girls programs and won n...
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Howell Names Field for Longtime Leader

Howell Names Field for Longtime Leader
Thursday, August 30, 2018
If you got the impression that John Dukes has been around Howell football forever, you wouldn’t be far off. His association with the program began before high school.
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Smith Takes on Next Challenge at Everett

Smith Takes on Next Challenge at Everett
Monday, August 6, 2018
On a frequently stormy Monday in the shadow of iconic Archie Ross Stadium, the sun broke in for the end of Lansing Everett’s first football practice – just in time for coach Mike Smith to remind his players they have an opportunity to accomplish great things...
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Theme of 'Team' Plays Well for Portland

Theme of 'Team' Plays Well for Portland
Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Team-building, and self-sacrifice for those teammates, are among the many lessons taught through educational athletics. Portland junior golfer Ethan Getchell has picked them up quickly.
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Broken Wrist Doesn't Break Season

Broken Wrist Doesn't Break Season
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Never has a basketball player looked forward this much to shooting an airball.  That’s what Carson Vincent is expecting two months from now, when he gets to fire with his right hand again, just like he has most of his life – until breaking a bone in hi...
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All-time Hoops Winner Leads Another

All-time Hoops Winner Leads Another
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
When asked how many seasons he’s coached basketball, Don Palmer always is up front. The reactions are variations of shock and awe.
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3rd-Year Standouts Have Howell Rolling

3rd-Year Standouts Have Howell Rolling
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
For the best players on Howell’s boys and girls basketball teams, the third year has been the charm. Those players, Josh Palo and Lexie Miller, have combined talent and experience with confidence while leading their teams to fast starts this winter.
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Ford Swaps Frustration for Focus

Ford Swaps Frustration for Focus
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Midway through the 2016 season, Marcus Ford was frustrated. He was on the Pinckney football team, but not playing much. A big part of that was due to his size — 6-foot-5 and over 400 pounds — but then-defensive coordinator Rod Beaton sensed there was more.
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Lakewood Leader Joins 1,000-Win Club

Lakewood Leader Joins 1,000-Win Club
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Kellie Rowland doesn’t sugarcoat anything when it comes to the hundreds of players she has coached and mentored over 23 seasons. The longtime Lakewood High School volleyball coach lets players know exactly what she thinks, and it’s a style that has served h...
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'I just wanted people to go the right way'

'I just wanted people to go the right way'
Tuesday, September 12, 2017
They were running in the dark – a key scene-setting detail to keep in mind. So being familiar with the course surely gave St. Johns’ cross country runner Taryn Chapko an edge during her school’s Under the Lights Invitational on Aug 18.
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'Little' Sacred Heart Sets Big Goals Again

'Little' Sacred Heart Sets Big Goals Again
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Deep in the woods, so far west of municipal Mount Pleasant you’d think you’d gone too far, findable only by invite and the line of cars parked alongside the road, Michigan’s most intriguing cross country team is getting ready to show why. Well, that m...
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Perry Eager to Begin Playoff Chase Again

Perry Eager to Begin Playoff Chase Again
Monday, August 7, 2017
Swirling around in the back of his mind, Tanner Orweller sees what the most historic moment in Perry football history will look like. The Ramblers, after coming so close so many seasons before, will make the playoffs for the first time. The entire town will turn out fo...
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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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Middleville T-K Aims to Make Playoff Splash

Middleville T-K Aims to Make Playoff Splash
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
When talking about perennial girls soccer powerhouses in the Grand Rapids area, Middleville Thornapple Kellogg might not be the first that comes to mind. However, the rural school located south of the big city is beginning to make a name for itself on the pitch.
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