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Ten Jackson County Athletes Earn Softball All-State Honors

Elisse Omey, Napoleon.  Photos by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports. By Jeff Steers JTV Sports (June 22, 2022 3:59 PM) Ten softball players from Jackson County earned all-state honors as voted on by members of the Michigan High School Softball Coaches Association. Five members of the Grass Lake High School team, three from Northwest and two from Napoleon earned all-state honors in Divisions 2 and 3.  Freshman Emily Brown, junior Emily Guthrie, and sophomore Olivia Turner earned first-team all-state honors for the Warriors in Division 3. Grass Lake won its first regional title since 2005 and posted a 38-4 record on the season. Elisse Omey of Napoleon also earned first-team all-state honors at second base. First baseman Katelyn Postuma and catcher Bree Salts of Grass Lake earned honorable mention honors in Division 3. They are joined by Raye Burke of Napoleon who was voted in as a pitcher. Northwest High School had three all-state players in a season where the Mounties advanced to the Michigan High School Athletic Association quarterfinals in Division 2 and posted a 39-4 record. Pitcher Nevaeh Ingram earned first-team all-state honors after striking out 376 batters and posting an ERA of 0.54 on the season. She also…

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Napoleon Wins Cascades Conference Baseball Tournament

Caleb Breining of Napoleon High School concentrates on a pitch during the Cascades Conference Baseball Tournament final at Michigan Center on Monday. Photo by Jeff Steers, JTV Sports. By Jeff Steers JTV Sports (May 23, 2022 10:17 PM) Napoleon High School’s varsity baseball team may have lost the Cascades Conference baseball finals … a month ago. Michigan Center loaded the bases with only one out in the final half inning, but Jason Negus slammed the door for Napoleon with a pair of strikeouts. The Pirates defeated Michigan Center 3-2 in the conference tournament final at MCHS on Monday. Napoleon Coach Jeff Mohr said the Pirates lost a number of games like that one earlier in the season. “We are getting hot at the right time of the season,” Mohr said. “Our players are learning how to gut out wins and our seniors are stepping up.” Cascades Conference coaches decided to play single conference games this season and host a tournament the last week of the season. Grass Lake was the No. 1 overall seed, but a loss to Napoleon in the semifinal round of the tournament to turn everything upside down in the conference. Michigan Center was the No. 2…

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Cascades Baseball Moves to Conference Tournament

(May 15, 2022 9;25 PM) The first Cascades Conference baseball tournament will kick off Monday with all eight teams competing. Grass Lake was the No. 1 seed based on results from the regular season. Conference coaches voted to play single games during the regular season and hold a tournament at the end of conference play. The semifinals will be Thursday and the finals on Monday, May 23. Here is the schedule for the tournament. May 16 Vandercook at Grass Lake 4 p.m. Manchester at Napoleon winner 4 p.m. Addison at Hanover-Horton 4 p.m. East Jackson at Michigan Center 4 p.m. May 19 VCL/Grass Lake winner vs. Man/Nap winner (at higher seed) 4 p.m. Add/HH winner vs. EJ/MC winner (at higher seed) 4 p.m. VCL/GL loser vs. Man/Nap loser (at higher seed) 4 p.m. Add/HH loser vs. EJ/MC loser (at higher seed) 4 p.m. May 23 Semifinal winners in championship game (at higher seed) Consolation final (at higher seed) Third place game (at high seed) Seventh place game (at higher seed)

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Kit Young Bulldogs vs Napoleon Pirates Basketball 5-14-22

Kit Young Bulldogs vs Napoleon Pirates, 5-14-22.  Annual fundraiser returns, benefiting Kit Young School and Special Olympics.  Photos by Sara Scaife, JTV. Kit Young Bulldogs vs Napoleon Pirates, 5-14-22.  Annual fundraiser returns, benefiting Kit Young School and Special Olympics.  Photos by Sara Scaife, JTV.

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