GRAND HAVEN TWP. — March was a time of hope for high school programs across the country, and Grand Haven softball had major expectations.
Somewhere in the shuffle of Tuesday’s major school reopening plan by state governor Gretchen Whitmer, there was an interesting suggestion.
Spring Lake softball coach Bill Core announced on Sunday that he'd be stepping down after discussions with returning players and athletic director Cavin Mohrhardt over the weekend.
World-class trash talk and gravity-defying dingers lit up the Mulligan’s Hollow softball field Friday as the Coast Guard Festival Softball Tournament reached its dramatic finale.
Spring Lake softball won’t rest on its laurels after a third straight trip to the state quarterfinals this spring, as they gear up to host a three-day youth development camp this week at Spring Lake Middle School.
Spring Lake softball earned its third straight trip to the Division 2 quarterfinals Saturday by claiming the regional title with two emphatic victories.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — The Spring Lake softball team had plenty to celebrate Tuesday night as its senior class took on their final home games of the season in a conference doubleheader.
The Spring Lake softball team must have had an issue with the Fruitport high school field Monday because it consistently knocked the ball out of the park.
Spring Lake’s Molly Poole signs her National Letter of Intent Thursday afternoon to continue her softball career at Cornerstone University. Poole was an integral member of the Lakers’ 40-1 campaign last season ending in the state quarterfinals. She served the team behind home plate as catche…
If you wander down to the softball fields adjacent to Mulligan's Hollow Park on the first Friday morning of every August, chances are you'll see a familiar team rounding the bases and lighting up the scoreboard.
The Tribune is counting down our top five male and female athletes, as well as teams for the 2017-18 season. Our No. 1 team for this year should come as no surprise. The Spring Lake Lakers softball team dominated the spring season, collecting 40 straight wins and back-to-back Division 2 regi…
MOUNT PLEASANT — Four Spring Lake Lakers and one Fruitport Trojan capped their softball seasons in style Wednesday night, taking on the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association All-Star game at Central Michigan University in the Margo Jonker Stadium.
After a stellar four-year varsity career for the Fruitport softball program, senior Aurora Wilks achieved some well-deserved recognition for her efforts as a Trojan. Wilks became the first player under head coach Bob Dorman's tenure to be named First Team All-State.
The Spring Lake softball team was an infield bobble away from the state semifinals, but the miraculous final out by South Haven in the quarterfinals didn’t keep the Lakers off postseason awards lists. Four players cracked the highest level of honor, accompanied by a slew of All-Conference, -…
HOLLAND — With a crack of the bat and a dizzying frenzy along the first base line, the Spring Lake softball team's dream season hung in the balance Tuesday evening at Wolters Stadium on the campus of Hope College.
HOLLAND — When the Spring Lake softball team recorded the final out of the afternoon to capture their second straight regional championship, there was no elaborate celebrations, screams of jubilation or tears of joy.
The Spring Lake and Wayland Union softball squads will need no introduction Saturday when they meet in the Division 2 regional semifinals at Wolters Stadium on the campus of Hope College.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — The Spring Lake softball team knew it wouldn't be easy knocking off a pair of rivals in the Division 2 district tournament on Saturday, but the Lakers proved they have what it takes to win in any style.
The local softball scene has been as competitive as ever this spring, with Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Fruitport all vying for conference championships. The Lakers have relied on their loaded roster full of veterans to roll to a 35-0 regular season record and their fourth straight conferenc…
SPRING LAKE TWP. — It seems fitting that the day the Spring Lake and Grand Haven softball programs were scheduled to clash in their annual Drawbridge Classic Showdown, the actual drawbridge that connected the two towns went on the fritz.
The Spring Lake softball team took two dominating road victories over Whitehall on Wednesday winning Game 1 of their doubleheader, 9-0, and Game 2 by a score of 9-1.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The heavyweight slugfest between the Grand Haven and Caledonia softball squads entered Round 3 on Thursday afternoon with the underdog Buccaneers hoping to seek revenge on the No. 4-ranked Fighting Scots after dropping a one-run road contest April 23.
The following is a weekly installment that will showcase one local prep sports team of interest and highlight the team's successes, the players that comprise the roster and some fun facts you might not know about the squad.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Rivalries often bring out the best in competitors, and even though they are no longer conference foes, the Spring Lake and Fruitport softball programs still have the firepower to put on a show when they meet on a diamond.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The Grand Haven softball team dealt with its fair share of growing pains last season, but the Buccaneers have turned the tide so far in 2018.
Spring Lake junior slugger Jenna Core entered Tuesday’s doubleheader against Sparta tied for the school record for career home runs with 16. She broke the tie in extravagant fashion with a grand slam in the third inning of the opening game of the series.
April showers are expected this time of year, with possible weather delays and postponements part of the accepted deal that comes with playing during the spring season.