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Clare golfers take ninth place

Editorial StaffMay 17, 20241 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent CLARE – Clare golfers took ninth place over the weekend at the Clare Invitational.The tournament started on Friday, May 10 at the Pohlcat in Mount Pleasant.Clare shot a 356. Scorers were Bryce Weiferich 84. Pierson Gallagher 86,…

Saugatuck track teams take first at Gobles Invite

Editorial StaffMay 15, 20242 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorGOBLES—The Saugatuck quartet of Novella DeGraaf, Brook Simpson, Mazie Robison and Vivian Vallarsa is fast.How fast, you ask?Well, their time of 50.99 in the 4×100 relay at the Gobles Little Guys Invitational on Friday, May 10, not…

Plainwell boysplace runner-up at conference meet

Editorial StaffMay 15, 20242 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor STURGIS—It would be an understatement to say the distance crew for the Plainwell boys track team came up clutch at the Wolverine Conference Meet on Friday, May 10.The runners competing in the 800, the 1,600, the…

Allegan dominates at league tourney

Editorial StaffMay 15, 20242 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Dominant.That one word pretty much sums up the Allegan girls tennis team’s performance at the SAC/Lakeland Conference Tournament on Friday, May 10.The Tigers won six flights to go with one runner-up and one fourth-place finish as…

Paw Paw baseball splits with Otsego

Editorial StaffMay 15, 20241 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent
PAW PAW – Paw Paw played a varsity baseball doubleheader Wednesday at home against Otsego and came away with a split.In game 1 the Red Wolves scored five runs in the first and held on for a 10-8…

Softball Roundup White Pigeon defeats Bloomingdale in slugfest, swept by Hartford

Editorial StaffMay 10, 20242 min read

WHITE PIGEON — White Pigeon’s softball team squeaked out a win Thursday, May 2 against Bloomingdale before being swept in a doubleheader against Hartford Monday.Against Bloomingdale, the Chiefs got a 16-15 victory. Emily Miller finished a triple short of the…

Clare baseball team sweeps Gladwin

Editorial StaffMay 10, 20244 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent CLARE — Coach Dave Gould’s baseball team swept Gladwin 13-6 and 7-0 at home on Thursday.Clare got on the board in the bottom of the first inning after Chase Randall hits a sacrifice fly, and Keagan Hill…

Marion baseball team 1-1 at Lake City

Editorial StaffMay 10, 20242 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent LAKE CITY – Marion’s baseball team played in the Lake City Invitational on Saturday.The Eagles beat Harrison 9-8 and lost to Lake City 4-2.“We were a little sloppy on Saturday,” Marion coach Chad Grundy said. “In Game…

Saugatuck track teams placethird at Shepherd Invitational

Editorial StaffMay 8, 20242 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorSHEPHERD—Talk about symmetry.Competing at the Bluejay Invitational in Shepherd on Friday, May 3, both the girls and boys track teams from Saugatuck finished with 78 points. And both placed third in the eight-team Small Division with that…

Otsego girls, Plainwell boys win in conference dual meet

Editorial StaffMay 8, 20243 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor PLAINWELL—The track teams from Otsego and Plainwell met for a Wolverine Conference dual on Tuesday, April 30, with the result being a split decision.The Plainwell boys won by an 81-56 margin, while the Otsego girls prevailed…

Allegan tennis places secondat TigerDuals

Editorial StaffMay 8, 20242 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor The Allegan girls tennis team served as host of the Tiger Duals on Saturday, May 4, welcoming Battle Creek Lakeview, Ludington and St. John’s to town.The Tigers finished with a 1-2 record for the day, besting…

Chambers softball and baseball seasons come to end

Chambers softball and baseball seasons come to end

Editorial StaffMay 8, 20243 min read

Hayden Hendrix winds up on the mound against Edgewood. Photo by Heather Hendrix By Katie McElvy Chambers SoftballThe Lady Rebels entered the AISA AA State Softball Tournament last week. First, the Rebels faced Patrician Academy. After the Saints took an…

Paw Paw ties Edwardsburg

Editorial StaffMay 8, 20241 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent PAW PAW – Paw Paw’s girls soccer team continues to improve.Last week at home the team tied Edwardsburg 2-2Megan Cox and Victoria Lopez scored for Paw Paw.“We played a great possession game with 15 missed shots on…

Concord splits with conference-leading Maple Valley

Concord splits with conference-leading Maple Valley

Editorial StaffMay 6, 20246 min read

By Bill Mullaly The Concord Yellowjacket varsity baseball team split with conference-leading Vermontville Maple Valley on Tuesday evening at home in a crucial Big 8 Conference showdown. “We played really well in the first game, and we picked up a…

Marion boys track team takes fourth at Onekama

Marion boys track team takes fourth at Onekama

Editorial StaffMay 3, 20242 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent Marion competed in the recent Onekama Invitational.The boys finished fourth out of nine teams.“We had a good performance overall on a good weather day,” Marion coach Jason Keeler said. “It was prime time for a track meet.…

Clare boys track team wins two

Clare boys track team wins two

Editorial StaffMay 3, 20242 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent CLARE – Clare hosted a Jack Pine Conference three-team track and field meet on May 1 and the Pioneer boys won two huge decisions.It was Clare over Sanford Meridian 139.25-23.75 and over Shepherd 107.5-55.5The Clare girls beat…

Saugatuck soccer team claims three victories

Editorial StaffMay 1, 20242 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorFirst-year Saugatuck girls soccer coach Jim Theis was impressed by the performance of South Haven’s goalie when his team squared off with the visiting Rams on Monday, April 29.“She had a lot of saves,” Theis said of…

Allegan tennis beats South Haven

Editorial StaffMay 1, 20241 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor SOUTH HAVEN—The Allegan girls tennis team turned in a dominant performance in a SAC showdown against host South Haven on Thursday, April 25.Not only did the Tigers win all eight flights, but they did so without…

Otsego tennis sweeps past Plainwell

Editorial StaffMay 1, 20242 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor PLAINWELL—When the girls tennis teams from Otsego and Plainwell squared off on Wednesday, April 23, the match at No. 3 singles provided the most excitement.In the end, Bulldog Lydia Griffith prevailed 6-7 (2), 7-5, 6-2 over…

Mattawan senior shortstop eyeing huge season

Editorial StaffMay 1, 20242 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent MATTAWAN – Mattawan baseball has several talented players this season including Connor Walsh.He’s a senior for Mattawan and plays shortstop. He was moved up at the end of his freshman season. It’s the third year he’ll be…

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