Chip Burch

Jannelle Rons touches home plate as the rest of Vestaburg’s softball team surrounds her. Rons blasted a home run to put the Wolverines on top 1-0 in the first inning of Vestaburg’s 4-2 quarterfinals win over Ubly Tuesday morning at Saginaw Valley State University. — Daily News/Kyle Wilson

No. 6 Vestaburg uses power to win quarterfinal (PHOTOS)

Vestaburg’s softball team will be going to the Division 4 semifinals. The sixth-ranked Wolverines won the quarterfinal game at Saginaw Valley State University Tuesday by beating second-ranked Ubly 4-2.

Vestaburg’s Janelle Rons will take to the mound today during the Division 4 state quarterfinals at Saginaw Valley State University against Ubly.

No. 6 Vestaburg preps for SVSU, No. 2 Ubly

VESTABURG — Vestaburg’s softball team has a big game today, but they are going to try to treat it like any other game. The Wolverines will play in the Division 4 state quarterfinals when they take on the Ubly Bearcats at Saginaw Valley State University at 11 a.m. The game is a matchup of the [...]

The Vestaburg Wolverines pose with its Division 4 softball regional championship trophy on Saturday at Holton High School.

Vestaburg heading to D4 quarterfinals

For the first time since 2007, the Vestaburg softball team is going to the state quarterfinals. The Wolverines, ranked sixth in the state in Division 4 by the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association, won the Holton regional Saturday, taking the final game against North Muskegon 2-1.

Vestaburg’s Janelle Rons delivers a pitch during a game last season. The Wolverines are 25-8 and ranked sixth in Division 4.

Vestaburg focusing on one thing for regionals

Vestaburg’s softball team is going into somewhat uncharted territory on Saturday. The Wolverines will go to Holton for the Division 4 regionals. That’s not so important.

Belding senior Rachel Hunt connects on a pitch during a game this season. The Redskins won its sixth straight district title on Saturday at home.

Belding looking ahead to only Allendale

Belding’s softball team made it six straight Division 2 district titles on Saturday at their own field. Winning six straight district titles has not been lost on coach Mikayla Linebaugh, who has coached the Redskins for all six of those titles.

Vestaburg High School graduates share a laugh during Sunday afternoon’s commencement at Vestaburg’s gymnasium. The class of 2014 included 45 graduates. — Daily News/Chip Burch

Montabella and Vestaburg send off 2014 graduates (Photo Gallery)

Montabella High School’s class of 2014 included 47 new graduates. Vestaburg High School’s class of 2014 included 45 graduates.


Morley downs Central Montcalm in softball final

A former state champion in softball is back on track for another title. Morley Stanwood’s softball team won the Lakeview district Saturday with an 8-2 win over Central Montcalm in the finals.


3 Belding football players headed to college ball

A trio of Belding football players will be trying to bring wins to college football teams this fall. Neil McCully, Bobby Whorely and Chase Fairchild-Kenny all will be playing football in college, it was announced Wednesday.

Montabella’s Emily Lint fires a pitch during the first game of the teams’ doubleheader Thursday against Saranac.

Montabella loses last two before districts

Montabella’s softball team will have to find something to help them get ready for the district tournament next week. The Mustangs didn’t find much Thursday in their final regular-season games, losing to Saranac 3-1 and 17-2.

Belding’s Brady Blasher prepares for his at bat Monday against Greenville. Belding fell to Greenville 9-8 in game one of the double header.

Greenville baseball takes two from Belding

Greenville’s baseball team got some offense going in their doubleheader against Belding Monday. The Yellow Jackets were able to pound out 19 runs in beating the Redskins 9-8 and 10-1 on Belding’s diamond.