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Tri County baseball falls in regional semifinals to Fruitport, 17-1, in four innings

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Tri County has learned plenty throughout the baseball season, much of it coming from on-field experience along with the tutelage from head coach Shawn Nelson and assistant coach John Meeuwes.

Coming off of last season, a loss to Alma in the district semifinals, Nelson said he saw plenty of potential in his program — the Vikings were playing solid baseball, but just couldn’t find the break. A year later, his Vikings beat the Panthers to claim their first district title since 2010.

Tri County baseball wins first district crown in 12 years with wins over Newaygo, Alma

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Trent Beherenwald waited in center field, his team’s fate was all but secure.

Behrenwald is one of the top athletes in Tri County lore, he was an All-State wrestler and an All-CSAA first-team football player. He said he doesn’t get nervous often.

Sports roundup for June 8, 2022

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Sports Roundup for June 4, 2022

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Ionia baseball falls to hot Portland bats in district opener

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Each of Ionia’s baseball players filed out of the third-base dugout at Ciangi Field on Tuesday disappointed. That disappointment turned into hugs and daps — handshakes slapping the palms, sliding the hands and locking the fingers — as the Bulldogs cleared out for a final time.

There were some emotions on the faces of the Bulldogs as they left the dugout, continuing to share hugs and handshakes with the coaches and each other. Six seniors left Ciangi Field for the final time as players following a 7-0 loss to Portland in a Division 2 pre-district game on Tuesday.

Sports roundup for May 31, 2022

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SOFTBALL MERRILL SWEEPS CC-C: The Eagles fell to Merrill in both games of their home doubleheader on May 24, losing 17-2 and 18-2. No individual stats were submitted. NEXT: hosted district semifinals against Fowler at 10 a.m. Saturday. FARWELL SWEEPS VESTABURG: The Wolverines lost both games of their hosted doubleheader on May 24 against Farwell, losing 12-0 and 11-1. Addi […]

AUSTIN CHASTAIN: ‘Facing Ryan’ gave me new perspective

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Nolan Ryan and I are more similar than I ever thought. 

No, I cannot throw a 109 mile-per-hour fastball and I don’t have 5,714 strikeouts — I do have about half of that total throughout my nights at the bar, however. I will never don a jersey to play in a Major League Baseball game and I will never throw a no-hitter, let alone seven. 

Sports Roundup for May 28, 2022

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Sports roundup for May 27, 2022

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Sports roundup for May 27, 2022

Sports roundup for May 26, 2022

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Sports roundup for May 26, 2022