Softball

Published May 3, 2019

MADISON HEIGHTS — Last season, Madison Heights Bishop Foley’s softball team won the program’s 10th district title since 2004. But as special as that accomplishment was, it was what happened prior to postseason play that coach John Ploskonka still remembers.

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Published May 1, 2019

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

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Published April 29, 2019

SHELBY TOWNSHIP — Cliff Piper taught in Roseville for 27 years. He’s had stints as a basketball coach at Roseville High and currently coaches junior varsity at Utica Eisenhower. He also coached softball at Our Lady Star of the Sea in Grosse Pointe Woods.

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Published April 29, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Utica Ford II girls soccer team has started slow, but coach Teri Steinwascher doesn’t think the team’s start can be attributed to personnel. At press time, the Falcons were 1-5-0 overall and 1-2-0 in the Macomb Area Conference Red Division.

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Published April 25, 2019

WEST BLOOMFIELD — It’s been more than a decade since West Bloomfield High softball was on top of the Oakland Activities Association.

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Published April 24, 2019

PONTIAC — Coach Betty Wroubel and the Pontiac Notre Dame Prep softball team are off to a strong start this season. At press time, the Fighting Irish were 10-2 overall.     

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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

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Scoring runs is obviously important, but that’s not what comes to mind when St. Clair Shores South Lake softball coach Dave Ahearn discusses what’s needed for his team to compete this season.

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Published April 22, 2019

STERLING HEIGHTS — The Sterling Heights Parkway Christian softball team is seeing an infusion of youth, and coach Joy Sprang is hopeful the squad can round into form in time to make a push at a second straight district championship.

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Published April 22, 2019

WARREN — Warren Regina softball coach Diane Laffey, with six state titles on her résumé, admits that she’s surprised by how her team has started this spring.

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Published April 22, 2019

CLINTON TOWNSHIP — A fast start by the Clinton Township Clintondale softball team has the team on pace to record more wins this spring than in the last two seasons combined, but coach Jim Steffler still sees room for improvement.

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Published April 22, 2019

UTICA — Utica High softball coach Deonna Giacona started the season behind the eight ball. Due to a wrinkle in the schedule, the Chieftains practiced for two weeks before having to take a whole week off with spring break.

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Published April 16, 2019

SOUTHFIELD — After collecting four wins with a young team last year, the Southfield Christian softball team is looking to see improvement this season.

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Published April 15, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Two years ago, in her first season at the helm of Royal Oak High softball, coach Erica Hayworth’s team won 12 games in a 33-game schedule. 

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Published April 12, 2019

C&G Newspapers

MACOMB TOWNSHIP — Last season, the Macomb Lutheran North softball team finished at 17-12 despite starting three freshmen and three sophomores. There’s even more youth on this year’s squad, according to coach Duane Anger. The Mustangs feature seven freshmen on the roster, giving Anger his largest freshman contingent in 19 years with Lutheran North.

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Published April 9, 2019

ROYAL OAK — Royal Oak Shrine senior Grace Kruszewski is used to leading. On Shrine’s basketball team, she was one of two seniors heavily relied upon to guide the team. 

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Published April 8, 2019

FARMINGTON HILLS — The Farmington Hills Mercy softball team has some big goals this season.

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Published April 5, 2019

HAZEL PARK — After winning the program’s first district championship in more than a decade last season, Hazel Park High softball coach Lisa McClellan said the Vikings have a “really good chance to repeat” this year.

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Published April 5, 2019

HARRISON TOWNSHIP — Last season, the Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse softball team won at least 20 games for seventh straight year, captured a third straight Macomb Area Conference Blue Division championship and advanced to a Division 1 regional final.

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Published April 2, 2019

CLAWSON — Clawson High softball coach Jim Sparks wants to win. His Trojans won 18 games last season and were a perfect 12-0 in the Macomb Area Conference Bronze Division, which all culminated in a league title. 

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