Local Coverage

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.

SHELBY — Montague had no trouble with Shelby Tuesday in West Michigan Conference action, dispatching the Tigers 14-2 and 17-1 in mercy rule-shortened games.