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THE REVIEW: A new chapter in Whitecaps baseball

For West Michigan Whitecaps head coach Andrew Graham, transition is an inevitable piece to the puzzle. The former minor league catcher wrapped up a strong showing in his first year as the face of the Detroit Tigers single-A organization, including guiding his team to a first-half Midwest League Division championship, qualifying for a visit to the playoffs for the first time since 2010 and finishing 82-58 on the year.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 27

Lakeview 9, Reed City 1: The Wildcats cruised at home against the Coyotes on Monday. Laura Pachaly had three goals and one assist. Rylee Nielsen added two goals, while Devin Wood, Tricia Becket, Jenna Tanner and Kenadee Cordray each scored once…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Saturday, April 25

Central wins Alma tourney: The Green Hornets won both of their games in the Alma Invitational Saturday to win the tournament. Central started out with a 4-3 win over the host Panthers…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, April 24

CC-Crystal, Sacred Heart split: The Eagles and Irish made up their doubleheader that was postponed from Tuesday, with Sacred Heart winning the first game 4-0 and CC-Crystal winning the second 3-2…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Thursday, April 23

CC-C shuts out Fulton twice: The Eagles got a pair of shutouts against Fulton on Thursday, winning games of 3-0 and 7-0. Chris Krukowski struck out 14 and gave up just one hit in getting the win for CC-C in the first game…

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Monday, April 20

Lakeview 6, Kent City 0: The Wildcats played outstanding defense and didn’t allow a shot, while shutting out Kent City at home on Monday. Tricia Beckett, Jordan Hart, Kenadee Cordray, Tereza Kralikova, Laura Pachaly and Rylee Nielsen all scored goals for the Wildcats…

The start of the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge on Sunday. Nearly 500 people participated in the 5K and one-mile walk. More participated in the youth fun runs. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

Stowe, Ringleka win Yellow Jacket Challenge

Take away an occasional strong wind and the eighth annual Yellow Jacket Challenge (YJC) was perfect. On a beautiful Sunday afternoon, with temperatures in the 60s, nearly 500 people participated in the annual 5K, one-mile walk and youth fun runs, which benefits Greenville Public Schools.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Friday, April 17

Tri County wins two: The Vikings defeated Reed City 5-0 and 11-1 on the road Friday. Kyle Peterman faced just 22 batters in game one to earn the win. He allowed two hits with nine strikeouts. Austin Ching had two hits and three RBIs, while Mikey Johnson had two hits and an RBI…

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Area hoops teams earn BCAM Academic All-State

High school student-athletes are just that. Students and athletes. Regardless of talent on the court or the field, academics should be the first priority of any student-athlete. This winter, several area basketball teams earned Academic All-State honors from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM).

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Wednesday, April 15

Breckenridge downs Vestaburg twice: The Wolverines were upended by future MSAC foe Breckenridge in a doubleheader Wednesday. The Huskies won game one 5-3. Mitch Sellers took the loss for Vestaburg, striking out seven in three innings…