Monthly Archives: June 2007

The best stories of 2007-08

The 2006-07 school year is in the books, and I’m headed for a much-needed one-month vacation. But I have an assignment while I’m gone — start posting what you think will be the best stories for the school year that … Continue reading

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Learn about the dead period

I’m not a big fan of plopping down press releases into this blog. But this one from the Michigan High School Athletic Association about the new summer "dead" period and a few other topics is intriguing.

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Coach of the Year post-retirement

Grand Ledge boys tennis coach Jeff Belding is retiring after 13 seasons with the boys program — including the last five as head coach — after previously stepping down as the girls head coach in 2004. But he shouldn’t be … Continue reading

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More all-state coming Friday

Check out page 2C on Friday (actually ended up on 6C) for area all-state honorees for softball, baseball, golf and both boys and girls lacrosse.

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A year late, but nothing short of legendary

Former DeWitt softball coach Larry Baird ended his coaching career quietly this time last year, keeping the LSJ and I’m sure others from celebrating a recognition-worthy career. But now that’s he’s retired from teaching as well, we’re taking a few … Continue reading

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Hoops all-star games in doubt

Mid-Michigan’s high school basketball all-star games, scheduled for Sunday, could be canceled because too few players have accepted invitations.

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2006-07 school year is history … almost

Today’s end to the baseball, softball and soccer seasons puts a wrap on another school year. But there’s more to come as we finish up our high school coverage this spring.

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Anderson’s quest

A historical irony needs to right itself this weekend at Battle Creek’s Bailey Park. After nearly 30 years and more than 650 wins, Portland softball coach Jack Anderson deserves to win his first state championship.

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Beginning of the end

More than 10 months after it began, the high school sports year has entered its final week.

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Final Diamond Classic thoughts

Old-timers would be hard-pressed to remember back-to-back amazing finishes like the Diamond Classic has produced the last two years.

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