Entries for 'Southwest Corridor'
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
There won’t be any halftime ceremonies years from now celebrating the White Pigeon football team’s accomplishments in 2018. There’s no engraved award to display in the trophy case.
But the Chiefs’ 7-3 season certainly rejuvenated the progr...Continue Reading
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Wyatt Alwine was one more failed attempt away from having a very bad day at last Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 3 Track & Field Finals.
With some of his adrenaline reserve drained from a long rain delay, the Constantine junior — seeded No. 1 ...Continue Reading
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
With her bubbly personality and bright smile, Abby Carpenter looks like any other tennis player trying to win points for her team.
But the Portage Central sophomore's path to return to play for one of the state's top teams has been anything but typical.Continue Reading
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. ...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.”Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading