Entries for 'Southwest Corridor'

Self-Taught Overholt Firing Record Tosses

Self-Taught Overholt Firing Record Tosses
Friday, May 10, 2019
We’re all students at YouTube University now, with information — some useful — accessible from experts around the globe. Centreville senior Tyler Overholt stumbled upon Poland’s two-time Olympic silver medalist in the discus, Piotr Malachowski. ...
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South Haven Building on Memorable Run

South Haven Building on Memorable Run
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
When A.J. Jeffries injured her shoulder during basketball season, she was devastated, afraid that she would be watching her teammates instead of playing this softball season. But the South Haven junior catcher opted for physical therapy instead of surgery and, although...
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Baldwin Makes Wise Choice to Try Track

Baldwin Makes Wise Choice to Try Track
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Three years ago, Heath Baldwin was sitting in the stands watching his sister, Hope, play volleyball when he started chatting with head coach Lauren Cholometes’ husband. The current Kalamazoo Hackett Catholic Prep senior had no clue that chitchat would turn into a...
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Zarycki Leaves as Top Scorer, Big Winner

Zarycki Leaves as Top Scorer, Big Winner
Monday, March 25, 2019
She didn’t envision 79 varsity victories, three District championships, three league titles or a program scoring record at the time. As a young girl in her driveway years ago, Edwardsburg’s Kaitlyn Zarycki just wanted to master dribbling between her legs an...
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Coldwater's McGuire Focused on Final Goal

Coldwater's McGuire Focused on Final Goal
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Four year ago, Gage McGuire sat down with his mother, Carrie, and made a list of high school basketball goals. That piece of paper is still hanging on his bedroom wall, and nearly all the items have been checked. “Looking back on it, I can’t thank her enoug...
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In Her Fight, Inman Seeks to Provide Hope

In Her Fight, Inman Seeks to Provide Hope
Thursday, January 24, 2019
The silver lining from tragedy can take a while to come into focus. Searra Inman might not have been searching for it in the days that followed a motorcycle accident that would forever change her life.
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Twins X 2 Boost Unbeaten Mattawan

Twins X 2 Boost Unbeaten Mattawan
Tuesday, January 22, 2019
Jaden and Kelby Mabin are fraternal twins, but Matthew and Luke Pelak are identical. All four play on the undefeated Mattawan boys basketball team.  Telling the latter two apart was never much trouble for coach Ward Helakoski, a Mattawan Middle School counselor wh...
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House's Letters Spell R-E-C-O-R-D

House's Letters Spell R-E-C-O-R-D
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
As a freshman, Abby House could not decide whether to play volleyball or golf, so she compromised and did both. Little did she know that first dual-sport fall season would put her on track to Comstock High School history.
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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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