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Performance: Millington's Gabbie Sherman

Performance: Millington's Gabbie Sherman
Friday, May 17, 2019
Millington all-state ace Gabbie Sherman struck out the first nine batters she faced and was nearly unhittable as Division 3’s top-ranked Cardinals opened the Escanaba Invitational on May 10 with a 3-0 win over the Eskymos, the reigning MHSAA Division 2 champi...
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Senior Ace Adding to Whiteford Legacy

Senior Ace Adding to Whiteford Legacy
Friday, May 17, 2019
You could call Lindsey Walker a 10th-year senior for the Ottawa Lake Whiteford softball team. Walker is one of seven seniors on a 20-3 Bobcats softball team that has climbed to No. 2 in the coaches association Division 4 rankings and is a win away from clinching its se...
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Be the Referee: Lodged Ball

Be the Referee: Lodged Ball
Thursday, May 16, 2019
This week, assistant director Brent Rice offers a baseball/softball "You Make the Call" regarding a batted ball that becomes lodged in the fence. 
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Cros-Lex Climbing with Coach's Return

Cros-Lex Climbing with Coach's Return
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Devyn Gordon grew up watching dominant Croswell-Lexington softball teams. She looked on in awe as players like Kylee Barrett and Megan Guitar – who both went on to star at Wayne State University – led the Pioneers to the Division 2 Semifinals in 2014. So wh...
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Talented Escanaba Pursuing Title Repeat

Talented Escanaba Pursuing Title Repeat
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Ever since softball became part of the Escanaba High School athletic program in 1997, it has been among the best and most consistent offerings in the state. Last year the Eskymos confirmed their elite prep status by winning the MHSAA Division 2 title, and they again ar...
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Great Clip of the Week: Stevenson Softball

Great Clip of the Week: Stevenson Softball
Monday, May 13, 2019
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features a homer by Livonia Stevenson's Autumn Reed against Garden City at University of Michigan.
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Great Clip of the Week: Cabrini Softball

Great Clip of the Week: Cabrini Softball
Friday, May 3, 2019
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features a pair of homers by Allen Park Cabrini's Michaleigh Vallimont against Dearborn Divine Child.
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Performance: Three Rivers' Kali Heivilin

Performance: Three Rivers' Kali Heivilin
Friday, April 26, 2019
Three Rivers' Kali Heivilin, coming off 18 home runs last season as a freshman, already has hit 12 more over 17 games this spring including six over five games last weekend to earn the Michigan Army National Guard “Performance of the Week.”  The sophom...
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Be the Referee: Softball Illegal Pitch

Be the Referee: Softball Illegal Pitch
Thursday, April 25, 2019
"Be the Referee" returns this week as assistant director Brent Rice explains changes this spring in softball for situations when an illegal pitch is thrown.
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Tourney-Tested Scots Setting Bar High Again

Tourney-Tested Scots Setting Bar High Again
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The Caledonia softball team celebrated the program’s first MHSAA championship a year ago with a 6-4 win over Hartland in the MHSAA Division 1 Final. With 11 players from that squad back, there’s a strong belief the Fighting Scots have the potential to make ...
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South Haven Building on Memorable Run

South Haven Building on Memorable Run
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...
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Nadolny Revs Lancers with Record Power

Nadolny Revs Lancers with Record Power
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Brooke Nadolny set the state record for career home runs earlier this month, but she remains amazed by her power surge over the past two-plus seasons.  She said she doesn’t try to hit home runs. Her objective is to hit the ball hard – and if it goes ov...
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Rogers City Swinging for Semifinal Return

Rogers City Swinging for Semifinal Return
Friday, April 12, 2019
The well of softball talent never seems to run dry at Rogers City High School. So, even though the Hurons lost five key players from last year’s team that went 32-6 and reached the Division 4 Semifinals, they entered the 2019 season with the same high expectation...
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Great Clips of the Week: Regina Softball

Great Clips of the Week: Regina Softball
Thursday, April 11, 2019
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features Warren Regina's power-packed hitting against Farmington Hills Mercy.
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USA Standout Skilled for Every Season

USA Standout Skilled for Every Season
Friday, December 28, 2018
Rylee Zimmer lightened her winter workload during her sophomore year, taking the basketball season off to focus more on volleyball. It turned out to be a short-term move.
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Escanaba Finds Home as Softball Champ

Escanaba Finds Home as Softball Champ
Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Relative to the other 15 softball teams playing in the MHSAA Semifinals two weekends ago at Michigan State University’s Secchia Stadium, the Escanaba contingent was far from home. But the Eskymos also felt much more at home making the trip to East Lansing of the ...
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Centreville Ends Spring with 'Incredible' Finish

Centreville Ends Spring with 'Incredible' Finish
Saturday, June 16, 2018
It was a big day for the Centreville softball team. After a long wait, the Bulldogs were finally able to see the sequel to "Incredibles." Oh, and they also won the first MHSAA Division 4 softball championship in school history.
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Comeback Coloma Claims 1st Softball Title

Comeback Coloma Claims 1st Softball Title
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Wendy Goodline hadn’t given up hope Saturday with her Coloma softball team trailing by four runs after five innings. But she had started to reflect on how good her team’s season had been, win or lose.
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Escanaba Follows Ace to Historic Finish

Escanaba Follows Ace to Historic Finish
Saturday, June 16, 2018
South Haven managed three hits Saturday, so it wouldn’t be accurate to say Escanaba sophomore Gabi Salo was unhittable in the MHSAA Division 2 softball championship game. But the University of Wisconsin recruit was pretty close.
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Caledonia Completes Championship Climb

Caledonia Completes Championship Climb
Saturday, June 16, 2018
A 2009 Regional Semifinal loss to eventual state champion Hudsonville is the moment Caledonia softball coach Tom Kaechele points to as putting his program on the map. Sammie Gehrls was in the stands that day, watching her sister Alexa pitch in the 2-1, 14-inning thrill...
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