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L’Anse Creuse softball coaches looks back at run to regionals

Harrison Township

L’Anse Creuse softball coaches looks back at run to regionals

June 25, 2015

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Longtime Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse softball coach Lisa Downey said her team had an amazing season in 2015.The Lancers played well in several regular-season tournaments, had another ...Read More

Softball coaches pick best players from 2015 season in OAA

Oakland County

Softball coaches pick best players from 2015 season in OAA

June 19, 2015

An overcast morning and afternoon June 13 in East Lansing signaled the official end of the 2015 softball season.But coaches in the Oakland Activities Association still had some work to do, namely selecting the players who ...Read More

Avondale softball coach looks back on district-title season

Auburn Hills

Avondale softball coach looks back on district-title season

June 16, 2015

It was a couple weeks prior to the Division 1 softball postseason when Auburn Hills Avondale coach Lisa Allain started seeing a difference in her team.“It was more that the team started bonding very well ...Read More

Close to another championship season

Grosse Pointe Woods

Close to another championship season

June 16, 2015

GROSSE POINTE WOODS — Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett softball advanced all the way to the Division 4 quarterfinal, where the Knights lost to Unionville-Sebewaing 1-0 June 9 at Flint Kearsley. According to ...Read More

Regina softball downs Caledonia to win program's sixth state championship

Warren

Regina softball downs Caledonia to win program's sixth state championship

June 13, 2015

Regina ends season atop Division 1 ...Read More

Roseville softball coach reflects on team’s season

Roseville

Roseville softball coach reflects on team’s season

June 12, 2015

ROSEVILLE — Down 12-2 in a 2015 Division 1 district semifinal against Grosse Pointe North, the Roseville softball team could have crumbled and called it a season. Instead, the Panthers battled back, scoring nine ...Read More

Clintondale softball concludes banner year

Clinton Township

Clintondale softball concludes banner year

June 12, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — This season was one for the ages for the Clinton Township Clintondale softball team.The Dragons won 21 games — the most for the program in a single season. Clintondale beat Madison Heights ...Read More

Regina softball advances to D-1 state title game

Warren

Regina softball advances to D-1 state title game

June 11, 2015

Saddlelites to play for program's sixth state title ...Read More

Caledonia softball downs Mercy in state semis

Farmington Hills

Caledonia softball downs Mercy in state semis

June 11, 2015

EAST LANSING — The Caledonia High School softball team will make its first-ever appearance in a state title game after downing Farmington Hills Mercy 5-2 in a state semifinal June 11 at Michigan State ...Read More

South Lake softball wins second straight district title

St. Clair Shores

South Lake softball wins second straight district title

June 10, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — St. Clair Shores South Lake softball coach Dave Ahearn admitted that his team’s 2014 Division 2 district title that came in a 6-3 win over Center Line High was a bit unexpected. But on May ...Read More

Regina softball keeps run alive, advances to state semis with win over Allen Park

Detroit

Regina softball keeps run alive, advances to state semis with win over Allen Park

June 9, 2015

DETROIT  — The Warren Regina softball team started the season 3-11. It is now two wins away from the program’s sixth state title after downing Allen Park High 6-2 in a Division 1 state quarterfinal June 9 at ...Read More

Northwest softball wraps up season

Rochester Hills

Northwest softball wraps up season

June 9, 2015

In the end, Jeff Ludwig watched as his girls were simply ousted by a stronger team.A day after falling to Reese High in a Division 3 regional final, the Rochester Hills Lutheran Northwest softball coach said he ...Read More

Mercy wins late in both regional games for first title since 2007

Farmington Hills

Mercy wins late in both regional games for first title since 2007

June 9, 2015

FARMINGTON HILLS — Andrea Elmore stood in the center of the circle with literally the season riding on her next pitch. A two-run lead had disappeared. The bases were now loaded, the count full and the ...Read More

Chieftains reach regional final

Utica

Chieftains reach regional final

June 8, 2015

GROSSE POINTE — For the first time in nearly a decade, Utica High softball was playing for a regional title.Sparked by a 2-0 district title win against Utica Ford on June 2, Utica translated that momentum into an 11-4 ...Read More

East Detroit softball coach proud of team following solid campaign

Eastpointe

East Detroit softball coach proud of team following solid campaign

June 8, 2015

EASTPOINTE — The East Detroit High softball team finished the season with a 16-15 mark. To put that into perspective, the Shamrocks won only 15 games from 2012-14. To add more context, the 16 wins are the most for ...Read More

Warren Regina outlasts Utica in regional final

Shelby Township

Warren Regina outlasts Utica in regional final

June 6, 2015

Warren Regina won its first regional title since 2007 by defeating Utica 7-2 on June 6 at Grosse Pointe North.Marissa Tiano led the day for Regina. She pitched a shutout in the semifinal against L'Anse Creuse, and she ...Read More

Mercy softball snaps regional drought, heads to quarterfinals for first time since 2007

Farmington Hills

Mercy softball snaps regional drought, heads to quarterfinals for first time since 2007

June 6, 2015

NOVI — From comfortably in control, to one pitch away from elimination, to dancing and singing in the middle of the infield.It’s playoff time after all, isn’t it?“The high and lows of this game are ...Read More

A pair of district champs

Troy

A pair of district champs

June 3, 2015

TROY — Tradition upheld and an overdue streak snapped.When the skies opened May 30 at Troy Athens and washed out nearly all of the scheduled baseball and softball district action, the silver lining became a rivalry ...Read More

Local teams see varying results in postseason

Sterling Heights

Local teams see varying results in postseason

June 3, 2015

The Sterling Heights High girls soccer team saw its season end in a 6-0 loss to Fraser High in a Division 1 district quarterfinal May 26 at Fraser High. The Stallions ended the season at 1-13-1.The Utica Ford girls soccer ...Read More

Clintondale softball rolls to first division title since 2007

Clinton Township

Clintondale softball rolls to first division title since 2007

June 3, 2015

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Players on the Clinton Township Clintondale softball team say they came into the season thinking they could win the Macomb Area Conference Silver Division title, but they had no idea how dominant ...Read More

Walk-off winner: Ashley Mauser lifts Utica to a district title

Sterling Heights

Walk-off winner: Ashley Mauser lifts Utica to a district title

June 2, 2015

UTICA — Despite throwing a shutout for seven innings, Utica pitcher Ashley Mauser still needed some help to lift her team to a district title against Utica Ford on June 2.She decided to help herself.With a runner on ...Read More

Troy softball team beats Athens 2-0 in district final, moves on to regional round for 12th time in 14 years

Troy

Troy softball team beats Athens 2-0 in district final, moves on to regional round for 12th time in 14 years

June 1, 2015

TROY — There’s a tradition with seniors on the Troy High softball team in regards to the school’s annual graduation ceremony.They like to miss it.Next weekend, when the school bids farewell to the class ...Read More

Country Day softball takes district title

Beverly Hills

Country Day softball takes district title

May 30, 2015

MADISON HEIGHTS — Behind the arm of sophomore Jacqueline Spizizen, Beverly Hills Detroit Country Day won its first softball district championship in five years.The Yellowjackets took the Division 2 title May 30 at ...Read More

Lakeview softball wins district title

St. Clair Shores

Lakeview softball wins district title

May 30, 2015

GROSSE POINTE — The St. Clair Shores Lakeview softball team capped off a big week with a 12-2 win over Grosse Pointe North to capture a Division 1 district title in a game played May 30 at North.The Huskies advance to ...Read More

South Lake softball takes district title

St. Clair Shores

South Lake softball takes district title

May 29, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES - The St. Clair Shores South Lake softball team didn't allow a hit on its way to a second straight Division 2 district title.South Lake (17-6) downed Detroit Osborn 16-0 in three innings in the district ...Read More

Troy softball getting healthy, taking aim at 12th district title in 14 years

Troy

Troy softball getting healthy, taking aim at 12th district title in 14 years

May 27, 2015

BEVERLY HILLS — It’s the time of the year to play “clean,” as Tom Calnen put it.It’s the portion of the schedule where the past is just that, the past, and any future must be earned one win at ...Read More

Regina softball wins first CHSL title since 2005

Harrison Township

Regina softball wins first CHSL title since 2005

May 27, 2015

DETROIT — The Warren Regina softball team has been on a roll recently, winning 15 of its last 17 games at press time.The run continued with a 3-1 win over Livonia Ladywood in the Catholic High School League A-B ...Read More

Dakota softball coach proud of his team after division title win

Macomb Township

Dakota softball coach proud of his team after division title win

May 26, 2015

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Coming into the season, the Macomb Dakota softball team had some lean years as it relates to its finishes in the tough Macomb Area Conference Red Division. Dakota finished sixth in the league last ...Read More

Fraser softball will attempt to have success in district playoffs

Fraser

Fraser softball will attempt to have success in district playoffs

May 22, 2015

FRASER — The goals Fraser softball coach Matt Fishburn cited for his team earlier this season were to win both a Macomb Area Conference Blue Division and a district title. While the honor of winning a MAC Blue title ...Read More

South Lake softball gunning for second straight district title

St. Clair Shores

South Lake softball gunning for second straight district title

May 21, 2015

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The St. Clair Shores South Lake softball team will host a Division 2 district tournament May 29, but games won’t be played at the South Lake Athletic Complex because of construction to the ...Read More