Entries for 'Southwest Corridor'

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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Undefeated Cassopolis Continues to Climb

Undefeated Cassopolis Continues to Climb
Thursday, October 5, 2017
Getting to the postseason wasn’t the issue for the Cassopolis varsity football program, which is currently ranked No. 6 in the latest Associated Press Division 7 poll and has earned playoff berths 11 times since 2000. It was taking that next step.
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Dynamic Duo Leads Hackett Title Hunt

Dynamic Duo Leads Hackett Title Hunt
Monday, September 18, 2017
When he was just 3 years old, Max Keenan was out in the yard kicking around a soccer ball. With a father who played and coached professional soccer, Keenan was not just kicking, he was learning.  A year later, he and friend Brennan Creek began playing together and...
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White Pigeon's West Finds Multi-Success

White Pigeon's West Finds Multi-Success
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Before most high school students have blistered their fingertips on a hot Pop-Tart in a rush to get out the door and to school on time, White Pigeon sophomore Claycee West has already completed a rigorous cross country workout. It’s not for love of the sport that...
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Meyers Serves, Strides for Norrix Fall Teams

Meyers Serves, Strides for Norrix Fall Teams
Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Joe Meyers placed an impressive 14th of 357 cross country runners at Friday's Portage Central Early Bird Invitational, but in a time that disappointed the Kalamazoo Loy Norrix sophomore.  He didn’t have much time to fret. The two-sport fall athlete had his f...
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Lakeshore Full Strength, in Hunt Again

Lakeshore Full Strength, in Hunt Again
Friday, June 9, 2017
Still competitive and well coached, the Stevensville Lakeshore 2016 varsity softball season had the air sucked out of it shortly after it began. In early April, the Lancers lost their ace and their best glove to injury, and failed to advance from Districts for a second ...
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Vicksburg Not Done After Historic Run

Vicksburg Not Done After Historic Run
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The first time Grace Stock played softball, she absolutely hated it. The Vicksburg senior was just 8 or 9 at the time, and that dislike lasted all of one game.
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