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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.

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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.

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The Grand Haven State Park beach took on a new look over the weekend, with soccer nets taking up most of the lakeshore.

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The Spring Lake softball team traveled to Zeeland on Friday night for a non-conference doubleheader, winning both contests.

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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.

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The Western Michigan Christian/Muskegon Catholic Central co-op softball team has named a new head coach, Grand Haven Public Safety Director Jeff Hawke.

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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.

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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, -…

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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.

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For many local teams, the postseason is officially underway, as baseball, softball and girls soccer entered the pre-district round of competition Tuesday.

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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…

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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.

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Here's a recap of all things Buccaneers, Lakers, Trojans and Warriors from a busy slate of prep sports action from across the Lakeshore.

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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.

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The latest edition of the Tribune prep roundup highlights some clutch performances by the Lakers, Trojans and Warriors from Friday's slate of action.

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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.

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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.

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SPRING LAKE TWP. — Without a full outdoor practice under their belts and almost no time logged in the infield, the Spring Lake softball team kicked off what promises to be a stellar season with a doubleheader against Montague on Wednesday.

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Former Spring Lake standout Evie Lorimer was one of eight Central Michigan University softball players that earned All-American Scholar-Athlete honors from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Friday.