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Mark Vest

C&G Staff Reporter – C & G Sports


Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.

Published May 20, 2019

FRASER — After winning four consecutive Macomb Area Conference Gold Division championships, as well as a Division 1 district title last season, Fraser High baseball coach Dave Kuppe said it has been a “tough go” for his team this year.

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Published May 17, 2019

METRO DETROIT — The Michigan High School Athletic Association recently approved some major changes to the sports of football, basketball and soccer.

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Published May 17, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — From 2015 through last season, Madison Heights Madison’s girls soccer program did not win a single game. During that time span, the Eagles went 0-65 overall. However, that isn’t the only thing that coach Stacey Cauley has taken away from those years.

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Published May 15, 2019

TROY — In the latest Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association girls soccer rankings, Troy Athens was ranked as the No. 9 team in the state.

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Published May 14, 2019

FERNDALE — In addition to his duties as Ferndale High’s girls swim coach and as an assistant with the boys swim team, Pat McNally received an unexpected, but welcome, opportunity when the school’s athletic director, Shaun Butler, offered him the chance to be the coach of the softball program.

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Published May 10, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — After winning a Macomb Area Conference Gold Division championship and a Division 2 district title last season, Madison Heights Lamphere girls soccer coach Mike Joa said his team is “reloading” this year. In the previous two seasons, Lamphere was 24-6-8 overall and 17-1-6 in MAC Gold play.

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Published May 8, 2019

TROY — Since graduating from Troy High in 2016, Logan Shamblin said his experience playing for the University of Detroit Mercy’s men’s lacrosse team has been “unbelievable.”

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Published May 7, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Since 2012, Clinton Township Chippewa Valley’s boys and girls track and field teams have won a combined 15 dual and division meet titles in the Macomb Area Conference.

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Published May 7, 2019

FERNDALE — Ferndale High boys golf coach Scott Jeffrey said most of the players on his team don’t even have their own clubs. Although players from other programs have been around golf for a large portion of their lives, Jeffrey said his job at Ferndale is “more so to grow the game and expose them to the game.”

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Published May 1, 2019

TROY — Chris Frasier is Troy High’s new softball coach.

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Published April 30, 2019

FRASER — Prior to a recent game against Warren Cousino, Fraser High softball coach Matt Fishburn said, “I think we got a really good team, and I know we can do some great things. We just got (to) find our identity and things will work out for us.”

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Published April 30, 2019

BERKLEY — After being Berkley High’s boys golf JV coach for the past four seasons, Brian Antioch was “pretty certain” that he would inherit the varsity program after previous coach Scott Baltes opted to step away.

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Published April 26, 2019

HAZEL PARK — Hazel Park High baseball coach Don Righter has a different look to his team this season. With multiple players having graduated from last year’s team, Righter said his squad is a “very young” one.

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Published April 23, 2019

BERKLEY — Berkley High softball coach Liana Easterby described her 2019 team as one that is “very promising.” However, given that it is a young squad, with Isobel Imbs being the lone senior on the team, there are likely to be some struggles.

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Published April 22, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — Clinton Township Chippewa Valley baseball players attempting to hit the ball hard and far is a common occurrence during the season, but next month, players will be taking swings for a greater purpose than trying to help win a game.

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