The Martin softball team Saturday lost two of its three ballgames in the Cedar Springs tournament, but its competition was all Class B teams.
The Clippers lost 14-1 to tourney champ Cedar Springs and lost 10-0 to Muskegon Reeths Puffer. They defeated Big Rapids in the other contest.
Martin, now 3-2 on the season overall, will find out just how well it stacks up in the Southwest Athletic Conference North Division race this week when it travels to Fennville Monday and to Gobles Thursday.
The Wayland varsity baseball team Saturday did something it hasn’t done in quite a spell — it won an invitational.
The Wildcats emerged as champions of the Kalamazoo Loy Norrix Invitational by turning back challenges from the host team and from New Buffalo.
The victories lifted Wayland’s overall season record to 2-2 after losses to Zeeland West and South Christian last week in their first two games.
Further details were not available.
The Hopkins softball team was swept in a doubleheader Saturday at Forest Hills Eastern.
The Vikings lost 8-5 and 12-11, reducing their overall season record to 1-3. In the O-K Silver Conference, they are 1-1.
Hopkins rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning, but it wasn’t enough, as it had fallen behind 6-0 after the first three frames.
The Wayland softball team opened its season after a long layoff Saturday by finishing runner-up in the Whitehall Invitational.
The Wildcats were blanked 3-0 in the tournament finals by Hudsonville Unity Christian. They won their other three encounters during the day, besting Zeeland West 13-1, Fruitport 12-1 and Coopersville 10-0.
Zeeland West finished third in the tourney by besting Allendale in the consolation finals, losing only to Wayland during the day.
The other four teams in the competition were Coopersville, Spring Lake, host Whitehall and Fruitport.
Artist and Wayland High School teacher Scott Gundersen stands by his artwork for Hallmark Channel's Series "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" at the presentation of a mosaic art installation Friday at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. The TV series stars Eric Mabius and Kristin Booth. (Photo by Paul Redmond/WireImage)
Remember last year when Michigan lawmakers hastily created special legislation for the sole purpose of dissolving two small school districts, Inkster and Buena Vista, when they found themselves in fiscal crisis?
Well, that law is still on the books, and could be invoked again.
Effie Greenawalt, the 102-year-old former Wayland businesswoman, will be honored with an entry in the annual Memorial Day parade at 11 a.m. Monday, May 26.
She and husband Fred started the Wayland Cleaners in 1934. After their retirement, son Wade, then daughter Roxie ran the cleaners another 18 years. Effie was steadfast in keeping the business operating, while Fred served on the city council, school board and was involved in many other community projects.
The Hopkins girls’ soccer team opened its season Friday afternoon at the home field with an 8-1 victory over O-K Silver Conference rival Wyoming Godwin Heights.
Allison Dykstra came up with a hat trick, recording three goals, Jenna Arndt added a pair and Taryn Kilbane, Shelbi Lyons and Courtney Teunissen had once apiece.
Hopkins led 4-1 at the half and shut out the Wolverines the rest of the way.
The Lady Vikings will resume O-K Silver play Monday again at home, this time against Kent City.
The Wayland girls' soccer squad's overall season record fell to 1-2 Thursday night with a 6-2 defeat at the hands on nonleague opponent Jenison.
The two teams were tied 2-2 at the half, but Jenison pulled away after that with four unanswered goals.
Erikka Makowski scored the game's first goal for Wayland with an assist from Ashley Wroblewski. The Wildcats then went up 2-0 on an unassisted goal by Wroblewski, but everything went south after that.
Jenison found a way to knot the score with two goals before the intermission and then dominated the second half.
The Wayland girls’ tennis team improved its overall season record to 1-0-1 Friday afternoon with a 7-1 non-conference dual meet victory over visiting Cedar Springs.
The Wildcats won three of four singles matches and swept all contests in doubles.
Caroline Poirer won her match at first singles in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4. Hayami Seo won hers at No. 2 in straight sets, 6-4,6-2.
Greta Barager at third singles breezed in straight sets as well, 6-1, 6-4.
Information about doubles play was not available.
Wayland started its season Thursday with a 4-4 tie against Zeeland West.