Howell junior commits to play baseball at Division I Clemson University

Howell junior commits to play baseball at Division I Clemson University

Megan Killop, Staff Writer

November 17, 2015

University of Clemson commit, with a fastball that tops out at 88 miles per hour, and ranked number 2 baseball player in the state of Michigan: coming out of the hometown of Howell is Sam Weatherly.

New beginnings for spring sports

New beginnings for spring sports

Elaina McClellan, Sports Editor

March 11, 2015

With the crack of a bat and the shot of a gun, spring is in the air! It’s that time of the year that some students all look forward to, spring sports! The long trudge through winter is finally over and it’s time to get back outside and play. With spring comes new life, revived energy and fresh opportunity! The opportunity to demonstrate your skills acquired over the long off-season.

Performance enhancers should have stricter repercussions

Performance enhancers should have stricter repercussions

Elaina McClellan, Sports Editor

October 12, 2014

Sports Editor Elaina McClellan expresses her opinions on the use of performance enhancers in sports and the repercussions that players using them should receive.

Howell baseball wins third straight district title

Howell baseball wins third straight district title

Travis Waker, Staff Writer

June 2, 2014

Howell will play their regional games at Holt High School on Saturday, June 7. Howell girls softball won their districts as well. They beat Okemos 5-0 and mercied St. Johns 11-0. Both shutouts were behind sophomore pitcher Erin Utter.

Howell takes a split in 3rd annual Champions Tournament

May 29, 2014

By Staff Writer: Travis Waker Howell baseball participated in the third annual Champions Tournament over the weekend in Flint, Michigan. They played Davidson and Flushing on Friday May 23 and beat Davidson 15-1, getting solid contributions from everyone up and down the lineup and a strong start from junio...

New style of play could mean big things for the Tigers

May 18, 2014

 By Staff Writer: Travis Waker As of May 17, the Detroit Tigers are 26-12. The .684 winning percentage is the best in Major League Baseball. There are several reasons for this early successes. Perhaps the biggest is the addition of speed.  Through 38 games this year, the Tigers have 36 stolen bases ...

Dedication to sport pays off for Howell baseball player

May 6, 2014

By Sports Editor: Danielle Hamilton Hard work and hustle are qualities that many coaches tend to look for in athletes. Senior James Edwards possesses both of these qualities and shows it every day. Before moving to Howell just before his freshman year, he lived in Ypsilanti where he played baseball...

Old rivals meet in baseball, softball doubleheader

April 30, 2014

By Staff Writer: Travis Waker  In the first game of the softball double header against Brighton on April 23, Howell junior Alaina McClellan  got the start at pitcher. The first inning was rough with McClellan allowing some walks.  Brighton scored one run, but the Highlanders responded with several hits...

Varsity baseball kicks off a new season

April 3, 2014

By Sports Editor: Danielle Hamilton The Howell varsity baseball team played their first doubleheader on Monday, March 31. Howell played Northville at Eastern Michigan University. Unfortunately, Howell fell in both games. The scores were 7-3 and 8-3, respectively. But the team and coaches are not allowing these ...

MLB replay may be a welcome change

March 31, 2014

By Staff Writer: Travis Waker Starting in 2014, Major League Baseball will be adapting a new replay system that could change the game. I believe that instant replay will help umpires tremendously. The new system is somewhat of a copycat of the National Football League. Like the NFL, MLB managers will ...

Point/Counterpoint: Steroid use in baseball

Danielle Hamilton/Travis Waker, Sports Editor/Staff Writer

November 4, 2013

Steroid scandals: to forgive or not forgive By Sports Editor: Danielle Hamilton Nowadays, some athletes go to great lengths just to be the best. In professional sports, we often hear of an athlete who has been suspended for the use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), which is a reasonable punishment. A performance...

Young athlete prides himself on putting the team first

Travis Waker and Travis Waker

October 28, 2013

By Staff Writer: Travis Waker One of the most level headed high school athletes you’ll ever meet is Patrick Wagner. Not only is he a versatile baseball player but he is also a cross country captain. Athletics are a major part of his life and he takes the role of a captain seriously. “Some of the definite responsibilities of...

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