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Kevin and Kyle Feeney to race together over the July 4th weekend

Submitted by Matt Prieur After sitting idle for over a month, 17-year-old Kyle Feeney was finally back behind the wheel of his Non-Winged Sprint Car on Friday, June 24th at the tight  1/4  (0.250) mile semi-banked paved oval of Spartan Speedway in Mason, Michigan. The man goal of the night with running twin 25-lap feature […]

Thad on Sports: Nike – Connecting or Cashing In?

When does one’s marketing strategy crossover from an attempt to connect, to cashing in? Nike’s recent ad campaign to promote and target extreme sports with with skater, snowboard and surfer lingo on its shirts has raised a few eyebrows. The shirts are billboards for such phrases as “Dope,” “Get High” and “Ride Pipe.” Nike says […]

Brianna Flowers, Tony Sweet and Jill Marlin featured in Grand Ledge/Waverly Mi Sports Page Magazin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Thad Kraus (517)645-4387 email: thad@connectiongraphics.com Brianna Flowers, Tony Sweet and Jill Marlin featured in Grand Ledge/Waverly Mi Sports Page Magazine The inaugural Mi Sports Page Magazine, covering Grand Ledge and Waverly is now available on the newsstand in multiple community locations. The first edition includes stories on former Grand Ledge athlete […]

Thad on Sports – “Under God” decision overplayed?

It appears a portion of golf fans who tuned into NBC’s coverage of the U.S. Open on Sunday were miffed before McIiroy got to the first tee. In its opening, NBC’s feature captured the patriotism of the national championship being in our nation’s capital for the third time. The feature interweaved the Pledge Allegiance with […]

Kelly Trapp’s magical tennis run ends in state final

  Her will was tested. Her patience was tested. If ever Kelly Trapp (20-7) was going to forego her approach and game plan, it would have been in the Division 1 tennis quarter final. Trapp trailed one set to nothing to Bloomfield Hills Lahser’s Mollie Fox. From a psyche standpoint point it was more than […]

Thad on Sports – Throw out the U of M, ND throwbacks

It seems there is no stopping people from recycling bad ideas. Michigan and Notre Dame have announced they will wear throwback uniforms this fall for their September encounter in Ann Arbor. Let me be clear, the throwback uniform idea can go away already. It’s been overused and most of the time it’s not good. They […]

Thad on Sports….Where’s Baseball’s early season WOW?

We’re a little over a third of the way through the baseball season. It’s always fun to look for names atop the statistical charts and team standings that would fall under the category of “What the ?” So I’ve compiled a list. At first glance it doesn’t appear to have that “WOW” factor as in […]

Thad on Sports- “More Than a Coach”

Even in his resignation as Ohio State football coach, Jim Tressel was trying to cover up his coaching character indiscretions. Why else did he did he come out with his resignation statement on Memorial Day? Possibly because maybe no one is paying attention on a holiday set aside for honoring those who served and died […]

Groom, Red Arrows take “next game” approach into Saturday’s district

Any extended post-season run by the Lowell girls softball team will be delivered through the strength of its ace Morgan Groom. The junior is West Michigan’s forgotten one. That red-headed stepchild. Heading into Saturday’s district game against Forest Hills Central, Groom is 14-4 with a .64 earned run average while averaging 13 strikeouts per game. […]