One more win and the Grand Rapids Griffins can claim their first championship. The Griffins used a pair of third-period goals to beat the Syracuse Crunch 4-2 Wednesday night at Van Andel Arena and take a commanding 3-0 lead in the Calder Cup Finals.
With just one returning senior this year, the Belding Redskins were not expected to advance this far into the state softball playoffs. Still, the Redskins feel they let one slip away during the Division 2 quarterfinal against the Linden Eagles at Davenport University in Grand Rapids on Tuesday.
The Belding Redskins softball team has won four consecutive regional titles. They will be looking for their first trip to the Division 2 state semifinals since 2010. In 2010, the Redskins defeated Williamston 3-2 to advance to Bailey Park in Battle Creek for the state semifinals. After two quarterfinal losses the past two years (2011 to Stevensville Lakeshore and 2012 to Wayland Union), the Redskins are ready for the return trip to the “Cereal City.”
Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is intent on ridding his sport of performance enhancing drugs. I applaude his determination, but let’s just say it is about time.
Mitch Stressman loves his job. The 2007 Greenville High School and 2011 Ferris State University graduate is the new head golf professional at Candlestone Golf and Resort.
Year after year, the Belding Redskins continue to find ways to win. Saturday wasn’t any different. The Redskins earned a pair of exciting 3-2 victories, the first over Grand Rapids Christian and the second in eight innings over Hudsonville Unity Christian to capture the Division 2 regional championship at Hope College in Holland.
Different year, same results. The Belding Redskins softball program just continues to win. Saturday’s 9-2 win over Comstock Park at home gave the Redskins their fifth straight district title.
The three remaining boys golf teams that were playing in the regional golf tournaments finished 10th or worse Thursday. So golf season is over for Lakeview, Montabella and Tri County after they were eliminated from the boys golf playoffs.
Two local softball teams will be heading to the regional round of the playoffs after winning their district tournament. Belding and Central Montcalm are moving on after two wins Saturday.
Belding loses in district final: The Redskins were able to beat Cedar Springs 6-5 in the Division 2 district semifinals but lost to Comstock Park 5-1 in the final…