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District softball tourneys to get under way June 1

The post-season district softball tournaments will be held in these parts for Divisions 2 and 4 on Saturday, June 1. Wayland and Hopkins both will be at the Hopkins site, with Wayland taking on Allegan at 10 a.m. and Hopkins playing host to Middleville Thornapple Kellogg at noon. Winners of the two contests will meet […]

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Wildcats’ win streak ends; they can clinch Gold Monday

Wayland’s impressive softball winning streak came to an end Saturday in the Frankenmuth tournament, where Home Run Derby was prominently featured. The Wildcats’ 19-game string was ended in its first game of the day, a 4-3 heartbreaker at the hands of Midland Dow, team named honorable mention in the latest Division 1 poll. The Chargers

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Martin 3200-meter relay 1st, breaks school record

Emily King, Sara Schipper, Torryn Harris, and Veyda Conley captured first place in the race in 10:17.40, almost five seconds faster than all competitors and more than 16 seconds faster than the school record. The Clippers picked up 44 points in in the 13-team field to finish fifth. The Martin boys scored eight points and

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Vikings beat Forest Hills Central in non-league games

Hannah Brinks struck out 13 batters to lead Hopkins past Forest Hills Central 14-1 Friday in the first game of a doubleheader. Brinks gave up five hits and one run over five innings while walking two. Hopkins jumped out to the lead in the top of the first inning after Lyla Reynolds doubled, scoring one

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Hopkins, Wayland have several regional track champions

There were plenty of outstanding individual and relay performances by Hopkins and Wayland girls’ and boys’ track team members Thursday in the Division 2 regional meet at Fremont. Both the Hopkins girls’ and Wayland boys’ teams finished third in the meet. The Lady Vikings came up with 86 points to finish behind Hudsonville Unity Christian

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Wildcats extend win streak to 19, await showdown

Junior standout Harmony Laker drilled a clutch walk-off double in the bottom of the seventh inning Thursday to power Wayland to a 7-6 victory over Byron Center in a battle of two teams with impressive overall records. Byron Center, Division 1 school, entered the contest with a gaudy 17-4 record and Wayland’s was even better

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Hopkins girls continue to win track invitationals

COVER PHOTO: Riley Homrich Regardless of what happens at the regional meet starting Thursday, it’s been a special season for both the Hopkins girls’ and boys’ track teams. Both have been blessed with a slew of record-breaking performances , such as sophomore Riley Homrich in the 100-meter dash, senior Jaeden Harshberger in the high jump,

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Wildcats now 10-0 in O-K Gold Conference play

The Wayland softball team Tuesday extended its winning streak to 18 games with a doubleheader sweep of Grand Rapids Ottawa Hills. The Wildcats pitching staff, giving ace Madi Ludema the day off, consisted of Harmony Laker and Carli Miklusicak, yielded no runs by the Bengals. In the first game, won by a 21-0 count in

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Vikings continue quest for O-K Silver softball title

COVER PHOTO: Junior Hannah Brinks broke the Hopkins school season record for strikeouts and the season isn’t over yet. She is currently at 123 punch outs so every time she strikes out an opposing hitter, she sets a new school record. Hopkins chalked up two more softball triumphs Monday afternoon to remain tied for first

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Wildcats extend softball winning streak to 16 games

Wayland High School senior first sacker Carli Miklusicak has done some pretty heavy hitting lately. She kept it up Monday by clouting a homer and driving in four runs in a 16-0 first game triumph over Kenowa Hills. The Wildcats also blanked Kenowa 19-0 in game two of the O-K Gold Conference doubleheader to improve

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