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Chippewa Hills grad Olivia Wolfe caps prep softball career with win in Michigan all-star game

Chippewa Hills grad Olivia Wolfe caps prep softball career with win in Michigan all-star game

MOUNT PLEASANT — Olivia Wolfe wrapped up her prep career with the Chippewa Hills softball team with a deep playoff run that ended in June, but she got one more chance to represent the Warriors on Wednesday at the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association’s (MHSSCA) 33rd annual All-Star Games at Central Michigan University. The […]

Morley Stanwood Mohawks have their sights set on a 12th-straight CSAA volleyball title in 2014

Morley Stanwood Mohawks have their sights set on a 12th-straight CSAA volleyball title in 2014

MORLEY — The Morley Stanwood volleyball team captured an 11th-straight Central State Activities Association (CSAA) title last season before falling to Grand Rapids Covenant Christian in the regional championship, but this season the Mohawks and coach Robin Kozuch plan on picking up right where they left off. “Our No. 1 goal will continue to be […]

Area anglers experiencing mixed results

Area anglers experiencing mixed results

BIG RAPIDS  —  Anglers have had to contend with a wild week of weather, the DNR notes. Winds have come from just about every direction, adding that fishing conditions could change quickly because of the cool weather, strong north winds and a warm-up by the weekend. “It’s been kind of slow,” Ron Denslow of Central […]

Sochocki keeps busy with fishing tournaments

Tournament Trail Tour helps Big Rapids Housing Commission director enjoy the outdoors BIG RAPIDS — Mark Sochocki always hopes the fish are biting. But the Evart resident and director of the Big Rapids Housing Commission is hoping the fish are especially biting this weekend. An active outdoorsman, Sochocki and friends are competing in the Tournament […]

Big Rapids resident Pierce Morrissey qualifies for Optimist International Junior Golf Championships

Big Rapids resident Pierce Morrissey qualifies for Optimist International Junior Golf Championships

BIG RAPIDS — If you watch professional golf, you’ll see names like Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Ernie Els toward the top of the leaderboard at any given PGA Tour event. Those three golfers are among a number of other professional golfers who competed in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships in their youth and […]