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June 17, 2017, 6:26 pm

Cloe Mallory tosses a gem, Inland Lakes wins first state title

East Lansing – Step by step. That’s been Indian River Inland Lakes’ course of action over the last few seasons and on Saturday it culminated in the program’s first state title. Inland Lakes won a district title in 2014. The Bulldogs reached the Division 4 quarterfinals the next season and last season they lost in ...


June 17, 2017, 4:11 pm

Dakota wins first state title as Kattie Popko scores winning run in the eighth

    East Lansing – Kattie Popko crouched on the third base bag just waiting, hoping for a chance to take off for home plate for what would be the winning run in a state championship game. Macomb Dakota, runners-up last season, had the bases loaded and two outs with Arieanna Grammatico at the plate ...


June 16, 2017, 8:35 pm

Having fun is part St. Patrick’s secret to success

East Lansing – Portland St. Patrick has the right idea. The high school experience should be one that the students enjoy and forget about the pressures social media and life in general can bring. Winning helps, too. The Shamrocks won a wild one on Friday as they scored eight runs in the final three innings ...


June 16, 2017, 3:21 pm

St. Francis goes 8 innings to defeat Schoolcraft and will face Bishop Foley in D3 final

East Lansing – Gabe Callery figured the time was right to take his chances on his athleticism and baseball smarts. Traverse City St. Francis and Schoolcraft were deadlocked at 2-2 in a Division 3 semifinal on Friday and Callery, the leadoff batter in coach Tom Passinault’s lineup, led off the eighth inning, which normally portends ...


June 15, 2017, 7:00 pm

Lakeshore stymies Chelsea, 7-1; John Glenn whips Divine Child, 15-4 in D2 semifinals

East Lansing – Much like the Division 1 semifinals, Thursday’s Division 2 semifinals were one-sided games. Stevensville Lakeshore looked sharp in defeating Chelsea 7-1 and Bay City John Glenn took advantage of a plethora miscues by Dearborn Divine Child to win a raggedly-played second semifinal, 15-4, at Michigan State’s McLane Stadium. The final will be ...


June 15, 2017, 3:37 pm

Northville, Saline win Division 1 semifinals setting up an intriguing final

East Lansing – If experience is the determining factor, Saline should have no problem defeating Northville in Saturday’s 9 a.m. Division 1 final. But this is baseball and the popular opinion is that this sport is the most difficult to win. The argument made in support of this premise is that more often than not ...


June 14, 2017, 2:18 pm

Softball and baseball semifinal picks: Markowski, blindfolded, has your winners

Mattawan – Alicia Smith has been here before and it hasn’t always been a successful trip. The veteran coach at Mattawan saw her team lose in the Division 1 semifinals each of the past two past two seasons and the Wildcats are back in the semifinals, and will play Macomb Dakota on Thursday at Michigan ...


June 11, 2017, 9:35 am

Monroe takes down Plymouth, then goes 11 innings to defeat Allen Park in D1 region final

Dearborn – Some days are longer than others and some days are better than others. Check both boxes for the Monroe softball program. Monroe, behind senior right-hander Shayna Frank, upset Plymouth and its star pitcher, Jenny Bressler, 2-1, in a Division 1 regional semifinal then outlasted Allen Park, 4-3, in 11 innings at Dearborn Edsel ...