West Michigan Whitecaps fans have a knack for smelling victory and this particular steamy evening in May was no exception. Starting pitcher Jonathan Crawford had just wrapped up six masterfully thrown innings and pitching coach Mike Henneman was looking for just one thing. Strikeouts.
It was a spectacular day for the second annual Tri Greenville Triathlon. With the sun shining bright more than 200 people participated in the triathlon on Saturday, which started and finished at Baldwin Lake in Greenville.
Kemp third, fourth at state: Greenville freshman Landon Kemp took a third and a fourth at the Division 1 state track finals Saturday. Kemp was third in the pole vault (12-0) and fourth in the long jump (17-9 ½). Kemp broke her own school pole vault record for the second time on Saturday. Her previous best was 11-8.
The Michigan High School Athletic Association baseball postseason tournament swings into high gear on Saturday. The tournament actually started on Tuesday with pre-districts and continues tomorrow with the district semifinals and finals. The state semifinals and finals will take place June 12-14 at Michigan State University.
Greenville’s Carter Stephens and Landon Kemp are on the opposite end of the athletic spectrum. Stephens is wrapping up his high school career, while Kemp is one track meet shy of completing her freshman season. Both are exceptional athletes and were voted the Most Outstanding Male and Female Athlete awards by coaches at Tuesday’s Daily News Track Classic.
Let’s take a moment to clear up a giant misconception.
One popular viewpoint has embraced the belief that signing your name to the dotted line of a Major League Baseball contract is the recipe for a life of instant fame, fortune and countless organizations banging down your door with endorsement deals.
For the first time since the 1998 World Cup, the United States will field a soccer team without superstar Landon Donovan. This comes as a surprise to many, not just diehard fans of soccer, but to casual fans, as well. I fall into the casual category and I use the term casual, loosely.
CC-Crystal takes two from Fulton: The Eagles won both games of a doubleheader Wednesday against Fulton, winning 12-4 and 10-2. Jeremy Schneider was the winning pitcher in the opener…
Central Montcalm 1-1: The Hornets split a pair of nonconference games against Pewamo-Westphalia on Wednesday. The Hornets lost game one 9-4. Jake Ebels took the loss. Bo Studley had two hits, while Ebels had a two-run double…
While purists may cringe at the thought, it’s undeniable that the game of baseball has become a business.
In the 1950s, you could walk into Yankee Stadium and purchase a ticket ranging from 75 cents for bleacher seats up to $10 for box seats.