Entries for 'Southwest Corridor'

Bloomingdale Racers Achieve Historic Goal

Bloomingdale Racers Achieve Historic Goal
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
High fives, music and a hallway full of students gave the Bloomingdale cross country teams an enthusiastic sendoff as they departed for the MHSAA Finals at Michigan International Speedway two weeks ago. The best part? The girls team already had carved out a place in th...
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Climax-Scotts '11' Playing for 1 More Run

Climax-Scotts '11' Playing for 1 More Run
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Braden Butler plans to make history twice at Climax-Scotts High School – and he is already halfway there. Butler and his teammates are part of the last 11-player football team at the school.
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Undefeated Colon Turning Work into Wins

Undefeated Colon Turning Work into Wins
Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Monday Run Day for the Colon varsity football team is far from a fun day. But the Magi have embraced the burning in their lungs, the cramps and the piercing sound of the next whistle sure to bring on more agony. The grueling session of sprints follows study hall and we...
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Chain Gang Linked by Decades of Down & Distance

Chain Gang Linked by Decades of Down & Distance
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Skip Fox figures he and his buddies have the best seats in the house when it comes to Schoolcraft football. And the four have had them for a combined 167 years.
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Constantine Comeback Gets Running Start

Constantine Comeback Gets Running Start
Thursday, September 6, 2018
Shawn Griffith is fully aware of the fact he’s now coached fathers and sons, uncles and nephews during his tenure at Constantine High School. That doesn’t make him old, he says; it just means he’s “seasoned.”
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Fund Helps Love for Comstock Live On

Fund Helps Love for Comstock Live On
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Several years ago, Josh Whitfield and his sister, Mandy Hanson, were sitting around a bonfire just chatting when they touched on a subject that fired up the normally easy-going Comstock High School graduate. Whitfield was helping coach the girls soccer team and recentl...
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Clutch Seniors Lead Hackett Title Pursuit

Clutch Seniors Lead Hackett Title Pursuit
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
A couple of summers ago, Joe Carr caught his last baseball game. Or so he thought. The Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep senior was called to action behind the plate during his team’s 12-1 victory against Brown City on May 5, making Carr the perfect utility player ...
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Early End to 2017 Drives Veteran Sturgis

Early End to 2017 Drives Veteran Sturgis
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
All the pieces are in place for the Sturgis varsity baseball team to potentially still be playing in June. After a 19-14 season in 2017 — without a single senior on the squad — Sturgis fourth-year head coach Drew Rutenbar knew the program had an opportunity...
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Boven-Built Mattawan Serving Up Success

Boven-Built Mattawan Serving Up Success
Tuesday, April 24, 2018
When Matt Boven first started coaching the Mattawan girls tennis team, he was “an 18-year-old coaching 18-year-olds,” he laughed. Twenty years, a wife and two daughters later, Boven is still leading the Wildcats and racking up some impressive numbers.
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Amid Life's Hurdles, Mendon Sprinter Rises

Amid Life's Hurdles, Mendon Sprinter Rises
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Sam Cleveland remembers a day back in elementary school, or at least parts of it, that changed his life forever.  He recalled feeling lightheaded, seeing a fuzzy image of the floor before passing out. After regaining consciousness, he was taken by ambulance to the...
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Veteran Comets Prepping for Title Run

Veteran Comets Prepping for Title Run
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Golf, barbeque and honoring Martin Luther King Jr. are on the agenda for Kalamazoo Christian’s boys golf team during spring break. The six varsity players, coach Brian Seifert and their families are headed to Memphis next week.
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Busy Spring Next for Three Rivers 4-Sporter

Busy Spring Next for Three Rivers 4-Sporter
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
For anyone complaining about not having enough hours in the day, meet Three Rivers sophomore Hadley Miller, whose productivity within a 24-hour span is nothing short of stunning. She’s one of those rare student-athletes who, as if there aren’t enough games ...
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Central Awaits Fast Finishes, New Home

Central Awaits Fast Finishes, New Home
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Thursday night was an emotional one for the Portage Central boys swimming & diving team, and not only because it was Senior Night. The Mustangs’ 114-69 win against St. Joseph was the last meet in the 44-year-old pool located at the middle school.
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Team-First Comets Charting Perfect Path

Team-First Comets Charting Perfect Path
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
When Coloma varsity boys basketball coach Paul Marfia was asked to dissect the Comets’ undefeated season up to this point, he said the bruises his players consider badges of honor tell most of the story. The Comets may not be the most athletic or talented te...
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Recent Stars Build on HS Sports Foundation

Recent Stars Build on HS Sports Foundation
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Mattawan’s Allie Havers experienced high school sports in part as a stepping stone to a scholarship and eventual national championship at the University of Nebraska. Hackett Catholic Prep’s Hope Baldwin earned two national awards and several scholarships for...
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Pennfield Aims to Build on Historic Run

Pennfield Aims to Build on Historic Run
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
The Battle Creek Pennfield bowling teams are building impressive resumes again this winter after finishing the 2016-17 season on a historical note. The Panthers capped last season by claiming both the Division 3 girls and boys singles championships – becoming the...
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Rising Centreville Focused on Next Step

Rising Centreville Focused on Next Step
Thursday, December 7, 2017
Perhaps the most obvious sign that the Centreville girls varsity basketball program had made a complete turnaround was the fact that it won a handful of games last winter that it shouldn’t have. The Bulldogs also won a boatload of games decisively.
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Paw Paw Cheer Prepping to Shine Again

Paw Paw Cheer Prepping to Shine Again
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
When Madison Boven was in middle school, her world came crashing down. Both of her parents were involved in drugs and Children’s Protective Services took Boven and her three sisters away, giving control to their great-grandmother. They have lived with her the las...
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Three Rivers Takes Run at District Together

Three Rivers Takes Run at District Together
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
J.J. Wagner is economical with his words, stoic on the sideline, and not preoccupied with statistical trends. All he really asks of his Three Rivers football players is to play and sacrifice for one another. It’s been a pretty good recipe throughout his 13-year t...
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Rising Harper Creek Reaping Rewards

Rising Harper Creek Reaping Rewards
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
With a reward dangling in front of them, the Harper Creek swimmers had extra motivation at the All-City Girls Swimming & Diving Meet two weeks ago. They turned in one of their best performances of the season and captured the title for the first time in school histo...
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