Spring sports on the horizon

By: Jason Carmel Davis | C&G Newspapers | Published March 14, 2019

 Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse then-junior Brooke Nadolny waits on deck during a game last season. The first pitch in the 2019 softball season is set for March 20, with the state finals taking place June 13-15 at Michigan State University.

Harrison Township L’Anse Creuse then-junior Brooke Nadolny waits on deck during a game last season. The first pitch in the 2019 softball season is set for March 20, with the state finals taking place June 13-15 at Michigan State University.

Photo by Sarah Purlee

METRO DETROIT — We still have the girls basketball state finals to come, but the spring sports season is set to kick into gear with seven sports taking center stage.

Here’s a breakdown of all the spring sports, including their start dates, playoff start dates, and state finals dates and locations.

Practices for all the spring sports started March 11.

Baseball
Baseball teams across the state will hit the diamond for the first of 38 games March 20. The baseball state playoffs start May 28. The state finals take place June 13-15 at Michigan State University.

Boys golf
Boys golf teams around Michigan will take to the fairways for 16 regular-season matchups beginning March 18. Regionals are set for May 28-30 at various sites. The state finals are set for June 7-8 at various sites.

Lacrosse
Boys and girls lacrosse teams will begin navigating an 18-game regular season starting March 20. Regionals for the boys take place May 16-29, while girls regionals are set for May 16 through June 1. Both the boys and girls state finals take place June 8 at sites still to be determined.

Girls soccer
The girls soccer season begins March 20, with teams slated to compete in 18 regular-season contests. The state playoffs kick off May 22. The state finals are set for June 14-15 at Michigan State University.

Softball
Softball squads hit the field March 20 and will play 38 regular-season games. The state playoffs begin May 28, with districts. The state semifinals and finals take place June 13-15 at MSU.

Girls tennis
Girls tennis teams began their 16-match schedule March 18. Regionals take place May 16-18. The girls tennis state finals take place May 31 and June 1 at various sites.

Track and field
Boys and girls track and field teams will compete in a 16-meet slate beginning March 20. Regionals take place May 17-18. The track and field state finals are set for June 1 at various sites.

For updated scores all season long, visit candgnews.com/sports.