Tigers are all in with Max Scherzer

Many people have speculated that after all of the wheeling and dealing the Detroit Tigers have done this offseason, it was to free money up and sign Max Scherzer to a long-term contract. After all, Scherzer is probably due a big pay day. The Cy Young Award winner has progressively gotten better throughout his career. […]

The end of the road

The end of the road

Allan looks back on 17 years of ‘the best job in the world’ It’s been a wonderful run. Seventeen years of countless games, great performances and thousands of miles traveled. But as one wise man once said, “all good things must come to an end.” So after 17 years of covering everything from high school […]

Ready to open the season

Ready to open the season

Big Rapids softball returns several key players to this year’s team BIG RAPIDS — First-year softball coach Darcy Balahoski feels pretty good about her team, she just wishes she could get outside to make sure. The Big Rapids coach returns several players from last season’s team, including pitchers Cara Jensen and Kailey Hunt. The team […]

It is the right decision

Dear Nathan and Bailey, Despite being just 10 and 7 years old, you guys have more influence than you might realize. It isn’t by accident that mom and I ask you for input. We want your advice, it does count for something, though we might not always take it. We want you to come up […]

Laying the foundation

Laying the foundation

CCA baseball looks to build program through team chemistry BIG RAPIDS — There has been a great deal of time spent on gelling, Crossroads Charter Academy baseball coach Ed Milam said. The first-year coach has worked on the fundamentals, essential when having a young squad that features only two seniors. But hanging out together and […]

A new perspective

A new perspective

First-year coach will rely on scoring by committee this season BIG RAPIDS — Curt Ray is not trying to reinvent the wheel. He is just trying to get his girls to look at soccer a different way. The Big Rapids girls soccer coach enters his first season with 11 seniors, but without leading goal scorer […]