Entries for 'Southwest Corridor'
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
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading