Rain clouds and the results on the diamond dampened the spirits of the Spring Lake baseball squad at the Lakers' home tournament on Saturday, the Mike Bernard Memorial Invitational, held at Spring Lake Middle School.
Three Grand Haven pitchers limited visiting Shelby to just two hits Friday evening, helping the Bucs' baseball squad snap a rough stretch of play in the O-K Red recently with a 7-0 non-conference victory.
The openers last weekend were slow but catch rates should pick up as warmer temperatures push into the state. Water levels are low in some of the rivers and inland lakes so use caution especially at the boat launches.
Southwest Lower Peninsula
St. Joseph: Salmon fishing is starting to pick up with limit catches reported.
Saugatuck: Salmon fishing was steady with a few decent catches of chinook and coho in 60 feet of water. Spoons worked best.
Schalk Vanniekerk set a new school record in the 800-meter run on Thursday at Rockford High School, but he was beat out at the finish line by less than two-tenths of a second by the Rams' Drew Woznik - in another school-record performance.