Monthly Archives: April 2008

The other side of the Eastern story

Eastern’s football job is open again. There is surely celebration on that side of town. But you have to feel some for Antonio Suhuba-Baruti, who held the job for a week and came from far away to do so.

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Uneasy choices

I talked to another spring coach today, this one for softball, about how the season switches (golf and tennis for spring) have hurt his squad, which combined with two injuries is now down six players from the group he originally … Continue reading

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Oriole Opportunity

Holt’s football job was hyped quite a bit the last few months as one of the state’s best. But Charlotte, also closing in on a new coach, is a lesser-talked about but intriguing situation.

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It’s about Team

I’m hesitant to suggest the MHSAA do anything new while facing a $7.4 million legal bill. But when the time comes to consider future endeavors, add me to the bandwagon for reformed team state track meets.

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Looking forward to better ball

It was a little sad to see how few area teams participated in Monday’s Eastern Best Ball, one of the area’s longest-playing annual events. But this season, the first for boys golf in spring, Eastern’s event fell on the same … Continue reading

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College updates

Below are some notes on area athletes sent in by Grand Valley State. Feel free to post below and tell us about your favorite area athlete now competing at the next level

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On track

In the midst of building our first area PowerPoll of the spring, I’m running into a ton of elite track teams.

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Homeschool football

I did a story a few years ago on homeschool athletics after Butternut’s Russell Monroe and Lansing’s Kristi Veltkamp both were offered Division I basketball scholarships. At that point, there wasn’t a football option for those teenagers, but it looks … Continue reading

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Play ball!

Finally, the weather is accommodating, teams are back from spring break, and high school sports can get rolling. And the most highly-contest league title in any sport might be baseball in the CAAC Gold.

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Cutting the nets: 2008-09

For one final shout toward basketball season, here are 20 players worth remembering next December.

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