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Batter up! Holly Little League launches into 2013 baseball season Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Saturday, May 04 2013

Two young baseball players enj...

HOLLY, Michigan – It was perfect weather Saturday morning as Holly Little Leaguers paraded down E. Maple Street on the way to opening ceremonies for the village’s 2013 Little League baseball season.

Led by Holly’s finest, Holly Area Schools Superintendent Kent Barnes served as this year’s Grand Marshal for the parade.

With many teams making up the baseball Major, Minor and Instructional leagues, as well as Major and Minor leagues for girls’ softball, a few teams took to the diamonds today for the first games of Holly’s 2013 baseball season.

HHS fall sports practice schedule announced Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Tuesday, July 19 2011

Deb Van Kuiken

HOLLY, Michigan – The Holly High School Athletic Office will be open daily from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. beginning on Monday, Aug. 1, 2011, Athletic Director Deb Van Kuiken said.

Van Kuiken said all fall athletes must hand their coach an “eligibility” or “tryout” card on the first day of practice. Students failing to produce the card will not be allowed to participate.

Students are urged to stop by the Athletic Office a week prior to practice in order to be issued a card. Athletes having a completed physical on file and sufficient grades that meet MHSAA and Holly Standards will then be issued the card. The HHS fee is $125, and checks can be made payable to Holly Athletics, Van Kuiken said.

Football practice will begin on Monday, Aug. 8 with practices occurring every weekday. The Freshmen team will practice 8 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.;   the Junior Varsity and Varsity teams will practice 7 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.  All practices take place at the HHS football fields. Athletes must bring a t-shirt, shorts, socks, cleats, gym shoes and a sack lunch.

Fenton Tigers 8U baseball team cinches four consecutive tournament wins Print
Written by Anna Troppens
Friday, July 01 2011

Dan Yoder

FENTON, Michigan - The Fenton Tiger U8 travel baseball team, which includes several Holly players, is having a “season of dreams.”

The boys from Holly, Fenton, Linden, Grand Blanc and White Lake, have won four tournaments in a row and are sliding into an impressive finish.

Unlike most travel teams, the Tigers didn’t have 30 players from which to choose during tryouts – only 10 with two additional players joining the team later, Coach Dan Yoder said.

Since beginning their 4-month season in April, Yoder said the team has “gelled,” making minimal errors in the field, and hitting the ball well – so much so that the team captured tournament wins for the Clio Homerun Bash, New Lothrup Spring Tournament, Frankenmuth Summer Baseball, and Hartland Young Guns Kid Pitch.

Speed records in danger at Bristol Motor Speedway this fall Print
Sunday, June 19 2011

Jason Blonde

BRISTOL, Tennessee  – When Jason Blonde arrived at Bristol Motor Speedway last March, it was the first time he had laid eyes on the imposing facility.

When he left, Blonde was the proud owner of the fastest lap officially recorded in the 50-year history of Bristol Motor Speedway.

Blonde returns to the legendary high-banked Bristol Motor Speedway with 30 or so of his friends  as the BioBased.US MustSeeRacing Xtreme Sprint Series (MSRXSS) presents the TruFuel “Xtreme Speed Classic” Oct. 1.

The Xtreme Sprint Series features the fastest short track cars in the world, established March 19 during the World’s Fastest Half-Mile Speed Trials which assembled a lineup of several types of racing cars. As the closing bell chimed, Blonde bested all comers, getting around BMS in 13.245 seconds for a blistering average speed of 144.871 mph in the BioBased.US sprint car setting a half-mile world speed record.

Holly Roughriders Wrestling Club builds champions Print
Written by Amy Mayhew
Friday, February 04 2011

Holly Academy sixth grader Tre...

HOLLY, Michigan – There are several reasons why Holly High School’s varsity wrestling team is ranked 7th in Division 2 and one of them is called Roughriders Wrestling Club.

In existence since 1973, the Holly Roughriders Wrestling Club is a community-based wrestling program with the goal of teaching fundamental folk-style wrestling skills to elementary and middle school-aged students.

Allowing youth to experience wrestling at a competitive level while instructing them on fundamental wrestling techniques they can use at the high school level is what it’s all about, says 12-year veteran coach Monty Munro. “We try to create a fun and positive environment that will give our young wrestlers the opportunity to learn proper wrestling techniques while gaining experience and confidence,” he said.

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