Have You Seen "The Catch" from Friday's Softball Semifinals?

By Geoff Kimmerly
MHSAA.com senior editor

June 17, 2023

An over-the-fence homer-robbing grab by Mount Pleasant Sacred Heart’s Alexys Zeien took just a few seconds to become legend Friday, creating a buzz all over Old College Field where the MHSAA and Michigan State are hosting Softball, Baseball and Girls Soccer Finals this weekend.

The Irish senior centerfielder’s snag of what looked to be a sure-thing fence-clearing drive by Unionville-Sebewaing junior Gabrielle Crumm is getting national play this morning as well. Check it out above, from the NFHS Network, via the State Champs! Sports Network feed.

Click for full coverage of USA’s 2-1 win from MHSAA.com.

Photo by Jim Pivarnik.

PHOTO by Jim Pivarnik.

Today in the MHSAA: 8/15/23

By Geoff Kimmerly
MHSAA.com senior editor

August 15, 2023

1. GIRLS GOLF Brighton carded a 318 to lead an elite field after the first day of the two-round Lober Classic; Rockford sat second at 324 – Ludington Daily News

2. GIRLS GOLF Brownstown Woodhaven was first and Monroe St. Mary Catholic Central second at the season-opening Airport Match-Play Tournament – Monroe News

3, GIRLS TENNIS Negaunee won every set in opening the fall with a victory over West Iron County – Marquette Mining Journal

Also of note …

FOOTBALL The story of Brady Hessbrook, and how his family is hoping to help others in similar struggles as they mourn his death, is a must-read as thousands of young people begin another school year – Detroit Free Press