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Emily Waldon

THE REVIEW: No experience like game day at the Big House

The concept of college football game day cannot be fully understood until you have experienced it for yourself. Take a moment to step away from the panning camera angles and the comfort of your recliner for just one Saturday

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JUST IN: Wie withdraws from LPGA Classic

  BELMONT – Michelle Wie had won the US Open and was riding some momentum going into the LPGA Classic. But after nine holes on Thursday, Wie withdrew from the tournament at Blythefield Country Club after injuring her right wrist. Wie was at plus-5 41 after nine holes when she came off the course. Wie [...]

Emily Waldon

THE REVIEW: Tigers’ utility man embraces changing role

Since making his way into the Detroit Tigers organization, not once, but twice; Don Kelly has become a fixture who has seemingly mastered the secret of reinventing his role on a regular basis.

For the 34-year-old Pennsylvania native, transition has become a part of everyday life when he steps foot on the field. Currently standing as the only active player to have spent playing time at every position, Kelly has quickly and quietly become a “25thman” who embodies the skill level of nine men.

Detroit Tigers outfielder talks with media prior to Friday’s West Michigan Whitecaps game. Dirks is on a rehab assignment with the Whitecaps. - Courtesy photo/West Michigan Whitecaps

Dirks begins rehab, just wants to play baseball

Andy Dirks is back in a West Michigan Whitecaps uniform. The Detroit Tigers outfielder came back to the Whitecaps on Friday as the start of a rehabilitation assignment that will last the entire weekend and through Wednesday with the ‘Caps.

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SPORTS GALORE: World Series championship or bust

The Oakland A’s went all in. The Detroit Tigers decided to call. On Thursday, the MLB trading deadline turned into the ultimate poker tournament. Two of the top teams in the American League, the A’s and Tigers, both spent the day trying to stack their pitching rotations, their deck, if you will.

Emily Waldon

THE REVIEW: The healing power of baseball

There’s just something about a baseball field. While other sports carry their own traditions, baseball embodies a nostalgia for its rich history and maintains the ability to reach generation after generation. Father to son, grandfather to granddaughter. Each time a story is told, the home runs get longer, and the catches more elaborate.

Lakeview’s Drake Booker competes in the long jump during The Daily News Track Classic in May. Boomer placed third at the Division 3 state meet in the long jump.

Nichols takes over Lakeview boys track

Mark Nichols has been Lakeview Middle School’s track coach for what he believes is 10 years. “I forget what year I started there,” he said.

Vern Smith, right, will take over as Lakeview varsity baseball coach. Smith is also an assistant football coach for the Wildcats.

Lakeview baseball names new coach

Vern Smith is taking over in Lakeview. The JV baseball coach is moving up to the varsity position after Ryan Vellanti resigned.

Lakeview coach Sean Rinehart talks with his team as the Wildcats finish a weeklong minicamp on Friday. The Wildcats open the season Aug. 28.

Lakeview wraps up football minicamp

Don’t settle for average. That is the message being relayed from Lakeview football coach Sean Rinehart to his team. This week’s minicamp was just one more step the program is taking toward a second season under Rinehart.

Shurlow sends a pass down field during Tuesday’s passing camp at Greenville.

Lakeview’s Shurlow ready for 2nd season under center

A year ago, Lakeview’s Nate Shurlow was a first-year starting quarterback. Actually, he was a first-year high school football player. Shurlow, an all-around talented athlete, was a member of the Wildcats soccer team the previous two fall seasons.