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Sunday, June 16, 2019

EAST LANSING — Lakeshore’s bats were good enough to win a Division 2 softball state championship on Saturday, but its gloves were not.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Decatur tried to grind out another win in the Division 4 state baseball tournament. But a late scoring surge by Saginaw Nouvel did just enough to keep the Raiders behind in a 4-2 loss in the state semifinals Friday at Michigan State University.

The Berrien-Cass-St. Joseph conference has announced its all-conference softball selections for the White Division.

Friday, June 14, 2019
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EAST LANSING — Lakeshore quickly realized it could hit the ball off Eaton Rapids ace Grace Lehto in Thursday’s Division 2 softball state semifinal at Michigan State University.

Thursday, June 13, 2019
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
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BATTLE CREEK — Isabella Najera delivered two clutch hits to put Lakeshore ahead in Tuesday's Division 2 softball quarterfinal against Spring Lake.

BERRIEN SPRINGS — There was a buzzing Tuesday night at the Berrien County Sportsman’s Club, but it wasn’t the summertime chirping of cicadas. Instead it was the sound of nearly 700 Michigan State alumni, friends and fans engaged in conversation and dining.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Lakeshore seems to be peaking at the right time after a big team effort lifted the Lancers to a Division 2 softball regional title on Saturday.

Sunday, June 09, 2019

EDWARDSBURG — Lakeshore softball got key hits from its one senior and several juniors, and big pitching performances from a sophomore and a freshman to claim another Division 2 regional title Saturday.

COLOMA — Coloma’s softball team just couldn’t come up with the clutch hit here Saturday in dropping a 3-2 decision to Schoolcraft in the Division 3 regional championship game.

Southwest Lower PeninsulaOverall: Most of the inland lakes have bluegills and sunfish up in the shallows. Anglers have done well with flies, wax worms or a leaf worm in waters up to eight feet deep. Crappie fishing was good. Largemouth bass were guarding the beds. Aquatic vegetation has spru…

COLOMA — Buchanan’s baseball team built an early lead in Saturday’s Division 3 baseball regional final at Coloma, but struggled to get runs when it counted in the late innings of the game.

Seems like my kayak tournament career has become totally benevolent. With few exceptions over the past three years, I’ve donated my entry fees, which average about $75, to much better anglers at nearly every event. By donating, I mean I’ve paid my entry fee and not done well enough to win an…

By June, spring migration is over and the nesting season reaches its zenith. For several years a pair of ospreys have nested on a platform made especially for that purpose, off Madron Lake Road in Buchanan Township.Bob and Pat Conrad of St. Joseph paid a visit to the ospreys on May 30, when …

GOBLES — River Valley struggled on defense and at the plate against Kalamazoo Christian in a Division 4 softball regional final Saturday at Gobles.

Saturday, June 08, 2019

St. Joseph is in new territory after winning its first Division 1 district softball title. Now the Bears are hoping for another first – a Div. 1 regional championship.

St. Joseph’s Ryan Guzzo shot a 78 in the opening round of the Division 2 boys golf state finals Friday. Guzzo is playing at Michigan State University’s Forest Akers West, where he is currently tied for 15th. 

Friday, June 07, 2019

River Valley has been quietly rebuilding its baseball program over the past few seasons. On Wednesday, the Mustangs made some noise.

Thursday, June 06, 2019

LAWTON — Buchanan knew it had to get ahead of Parchment early in Wednesday’s Division 3 regional semifinal at Lawton, after splitting a regular season doubleheader with the Panthers.

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

St. Joseph graduate Jordan Brewer, an outfielder for the University of Michigan baseball team, was selected in the third round of the Major League Baseball amateur draft on Tuesday.

SPRING ARBOR — St. Joseph was able to defeat a lot of strong teams on its way to a very successful girls soccer season. Perennial state power Gull Lake was not one of them.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

SOUTH HAVEN — Regular season struggles are nothing new for Lakeshore baseball. The Lancers lost four straight games ahead of Monday’s Division 2 district semifinals at South Haven.

SOUTH HAVEN — Lakeshore didn’t get as many hits and made more errors than coach Denny Dock would have liked in Monday’s Division 2 district softball final at South Haven.

Bridgman’s Mikaela Owen capped off an impressive junior track season with a pair of state titles and a pair of runner-up finishes in Saturday’s Division 4 state championship meet at Baldwin.

Defending Division 3 state softball champion Coloma defeated Watervliet 2-0 for its fourth straight district title on Monday. 

Monday, June 03, 2019

Herald-Palladium Sports Editor Jason Mitchell has been promoted to an expanded role leading sports page design for The HP and sister publications, and Sports Writer Ben Sanders has been promoted to take Mitchell’s job as HP sports editor.

Sunday, June 02, 2019

ST. JOSEPH — When St. Joseph and Mattawan’s girls soccer teams met in the regular season, neither team could manage to put a goal in the net. In Saturday’s Division 2 district championship game at St. Joseph, it looked as if both teams were headed for a similar result.

ST. JOSEPH — Emma Springer hit a home run in the third inning of Saturday’s Division 4 district softball final at Michigan Lutheran. Madison Vollman and the rest of River Valley’s defense made sure it held up in a 2-0 title victory over Bridgman.

NEW BUFFALO — Michigan Lutheran's girls soccer team controlled the game from start to finish in Saturday's Division 4 district championship against New Buffalo, despite multiple breaks for weather delays.