Homer, Liggett Set Up Saturday Meeting

Homer, Liggett Set Up Saturday Meeting
Friday, June 14, 2019
Jacob Wilson just wanted to start jumping up and down Friday after his game-winning single sent Homer to the MHSAA Division 3 Baseball Final. But before he could fully celebrate, he had to make it to first base, something he admitted he had to be reminded to do.
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Performance: EGR's Audrey Whiteside

Performance: EGR's Audrey Whiteside
Friday, June 14, 2019
Senior attack Audrey Whiteside had seven goals and three assists as East Grand Rapids regained the Division 2 championship Saturday with 22-7 win over Bloomfield Hills Marian, earning her the MHSAA “Performance of the Week.”  Whiteside finished this sp...
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GRCC, St Mary's Soak in D2 Success

GRCC, St Mary's Soak in D2 Success
Friday, June 14, 2019
Grand Rapids Catholic Central's Brenden Leonard said Thursday that teammate Joe Collins had ice water in his veins. Funny, because while he said that, Leonard had ice and freezing cold water all over his body.
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Regina, Howell Advance with Late Rallies

Regina, Howell Advance with Late Rallies
Friday, June 14, 2019
There’s no such thing as ugly when it comes to advancing in the MHSAA softball playoffs. Warren Regina manufactured the game-winning run in a most unusual way Thursday afternoon against Bay City Western. And the Saddlelites aren’t going to apologize to anyo...
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Preview: How Will These Stories End?

Preview: How Will These Stories End?
Thursday, June 13, 2019
While it’s convenient when previewing a Finals series to find a common theme bonding all four games, sometimes that’s just not possible.  Sometimes, like this weekend, the stories are unrelated – but all worth the price of admission.
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Hitters Become Heroes for Division 2 Finalists

Hitters Become Heroes for Division 2 Finalists
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Sometimes all it takes is a slow roller, or maybe taking one for the team. Finding a way to get to a dominant pitcher is never an easy task. But Thursday morning, Stevensville Lakeshore pretty much did a little bit of everything to find a way past No. 3 Eaton Rapids an...
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West Michigan Rules Division 1 Semis

West Michigan Rules Division 1 Semis
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Luke McLean looked right at home Thursday at Michigan State’s McLane Baseball Stadium. The Rockford High School sophomore scored the winning run with aggressive base running, also securing for himself the pitching victory in a 3-2 Division 1 Semifinal against Mac...
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Today in the MHSAA: Soccer Semifinals

Today in the MHSAA: Soccer Semifinals
Thursday, June 13, 2019
The MHSAA Girls Soccer Finals will be played Friday and Saturday at Michigan State University’s DeMartin Stadium. Below is a sampling of coverage of how all eight finalists advanced.
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Today in the MHSAA: Softball Quarterfinals

Today in the MHSAA: Softball Quarterfinals
Thursday, June 13, 2019
The Girls Softball Finals will be played Thursday and Friday at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium. Below is a sampling of coverage of how the 16 qualifiers advanced.
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Preview: Set for Secchia Celebrations

Preview: Set for Secchia Celebrations
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium could be home to a few more first-time MHSAA title celebrations this weekend. Half the final fields in Division 1 and Division 2 are pursuing their first championships, as is the top-ranked team and three total in Divis...
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Preview: Right Place, Right Time

Preview: Right Place, Right Time
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
While it’s an obvious statement this spring’s 16 MHSAA baseball semifinalists have peaked at the right time, it might mean a little more this weekend at Michigan State University’s McLane Baseball Stadium. Five teams – including half the final f...
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Today in the MHSAA: 6/11/19

Today in the MHSAA: 6/11/19
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
We’re at the point in our school year where there were no events played Monday – Softball Quarterfinals are today, as are half of our Girls Soccer Semifinals – but here are a few headlines to check out as we continue to move through the final week of 2...
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Great Clip of the Week: DCC Lacrosse

Great Clip of the Week: DCC Lacrosse
Monday, June 10, 2019
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features a goal by Detroit Catholic Central's Ryan Birney during his team's Division 1 Semifinal win over Lake Orion.
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Today in the MHSAA: 6/10/19

Today in the MHSAA: 6/10/19
Monday, June 10, 2019
Baseball, softball and girls soccer teams earned trips to the final week of the season this past weekend, with baseball teams clinching spots in the MHSAA Semifinals with first-ever Super Regional championships.
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Seniors Lead Forest Hills Central Back to #1

Seniors Lead Forest Hills Central Back to #1
Saturday, June 8, 2019
The Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central boys lacrosse seniors played in the Division 2 championship game all four years of their high school careers. Safe to say, Saturday’s capper was tops.
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Rockford 'Dynasty' Continues to Reign

Rockford 'Dynasty' Continues to Reign
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Rockford ran its Division 1 girls lacrosse championship streak to seven straight titles Saturday. The Rams got past Brighton 21-6, following up a similarly dominant 25-5 win over the Bulldogs in the Final a year ago.
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Late Surge Pushes NorthPointe to D3 Win

Late Surge Pushes NorthPointe to D3 Win
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Grand Rapids NorthPointe Christian trailed Big Rapids by eight strokes Saturday, with time running out. Sensing his team needed a boost, both physically and mentally, fourth-year NorthPointe coach Erik Fahlen handed out Snickers bars to all five of his players with fou...
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Lake Orion Savors Championship Sweep

Lake Orion Savors Championship Sweep
Saturday, June 8, 2019
After 18 years of dreaming about this moment as head coach of the Lake Orion boys golf program, the reality obviously turned out to be even better for Monty Gallaher. Since taking over the program, there have been tears over not being able to qualify for the Finals des...
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Last-Second Goal Earns Lasting Fame

Last-Second Goal Earns Lasting Fame
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Justin Glod recalls vividly the feeling of watching another team celebrate a Division 1 lacrosse championship last year. He wasn’t about to endure that pain again with his senior season winding down.
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Forest Hills Schools Rule at Forest Akers

Forest Hills Schools Rule at Forest Akers
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Brad Smithson of Ada Forest Hills Eastern said he signed to play golf with Michigan State because it’s close to home and he likes the facilities. Maybe now he loves the facilities.
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