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Dunn competes among best in Cape Cod Baseball League

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor When it comes to collegiate summer baseball leagues, none can match the history or tradition of the Cape Cod Baseball League. Established in 1885, the 10-team Cape League boasted more than 300 of its alumni on Major League rosters in 2017 and is partially funded by the MLB. And the […]

Football playoffs will reward tougher schedules

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor The times, they are a changin.’ When it comes to high school football in Michigan, that is. Starting this season, teams will be limited to six hours of full-pads collision contact per week in practice, with that time being reduced to 30 minutes per week once the season starts. The […]

Fennville’s Howard attends Reaching Higher hoops showcase

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor HIGHLAND—For one day, Milford High School became the epicenter of high school basketball in Michigan. On that day—Saturday, June 23—some of the top prep hoops players from throughout the state gathered for the 10th annual Reaching Higher showcase. Fennville’s Coryne Howard was among the nearly 100 participants in the girls’ […]

Team of Fennville women rolls its way to top of tournament

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By Virginia Ransbottom Staff Writer A Fennville bowling team that practices at Alley’s Diner in Douglas won a 740-team Midwest 6 Women’s Bowling tournament in Battle Creek, May 23 through June 28. Three thousand women from six states vied to bowl the highest three-game score. “That day we killed it,” said team member Vickey Lapior. […]

Fennville baseball, softball fall in districts

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent   GRANDVILLE—Monday, June 3, was a day the Fennville baseball and softball teams would like to forget. The two Allegan County teams dropped their district makeup games to Calvin Christian. “Other than the four errors, we had we played a very competitive game that could have gone either way,” said […]

Saugatuck track teams win regional titles

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Saugatuck hosted a Division 3 track regional on Friday, May 17. And the Indians took full advantage of their familiar surroundings. Both Saugatuck teams came away with a regional championship, with the boys posting a winning total of 110.5 points and the girls amassing 163.5 points en route to their […]

With minds on their teammate, Blackhawks beat Indians

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent FENNVILLE—Winning is far from the most important thing on the minds of Fennville girls’ soccer coach Kyle Nevenzel and his players these days. “Like everyone else, we like to come out on top when the game ends,” Nevenzel said. But what’s currently taking place at Fennville isn’t about sports. “It’s […]

Track teams win divisional titles

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor WATERVLIET—Make it six and counting for the Saugatuck track teams. Both the girls’ and boys’ track teams won the divisional championship for the sixth straight season by taking top honors at the SAC Lakeshore Divisional Meet on Monday, May 13. The boys finished with 180 points to top runner-up Coloma […]