Whitehall twin graduates Kate and Emily Martin are used to being lumped together. Especially for identical twins, it’s just the way it is. Their phone numbers are even virtually identical, only one digit apart. (Blame mom Debbie Martin, who, Emily said, decided it would be a neat thing to do…

First-year varsity coaches are full of ideas. Ideas about what they want to change about the program they now run; what they want to keep from their predecessor; how they want to structure practice; how they will handle, for the first time, being in charge.

Two of the area’s most accomplished softball coaches called it quits after the 2019 season, ending very successful careers.

HUDSONVILLE — Reeths-Puffer’s bats have been strong all season, but they met their match last Saturday in a Division 1 regional semifinal matchup against Lowell, as Red Arrows pitcher Emily DePew no-hit the Rockets and sent her team on with a 7-0 win.

MUSKEGON — Behind another dominant performance by pitcher Makayla Thompson, Reeths-Puffer rolled past West Ottawa Tuesday 7-1 in a pre-district game, advancing to the semifinals in Grand Haven.