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Records aplenty in Lowell’s softball season of missed opportunity

It was a disappointing ending to what will  be remembered as an unfinished softball season in Lowell. The Red Arrows finished with a record number season victories (34). Ironically it was an 18-strikeout, perfect game pitched by Morgan Groom against Rockford which put Lowell in violation of MHSAA rules. That one extra game kept the […]

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. […]

Arrows double up Greenville

Lowell girls’ softball team ran its record to 22-7 with its sweep of a doubleheader over Greenville. The Red Arrows won the opener 7-0 behind the one hit, 13 strikeout performance of Morgan Groom. It was Groom, Kelly Wyckoff and Sarah Mogor who led the offensive barrage at the plate. They each rapped out  two […]

Lowell undefeated in TC Tourney

The method in which Lowell girls’ softball team earned victories during its stay in Traverse City varied, but the results were the same as the Red Arrows posted three victories en route to a Traverse City West Tournament championship. Lowell started the day with an 11-3 rout over the host.The Red Arrows gave up three […]

Groom blanks Jenison; Petroejle’s perfect

Timely hits and outstanding pitching continues to fuel Lowell’s strong softball effort. Morgan Groom continued her dominant pitching in a 2-0 shutout effort against Jenison. The Red Arrow hurler allowed seven hits while not walking a batter and striking out eight. Lowell’s only two hits  in the contest came in the fifth and sixth innings. […]

Arrows power past Pioneers

Kalie Petroelje faced two batters over the minimum as Lowell blasted East Grand Rapids 19-0 in  O-K White softball. The Lowell hurler allowed one hit and walked just one Pioneer batter. Petroelje’s wonderful work on the mound was supported by Lindsey Crawford’s 3-for-3 day at the plate and  six runs batted in. “Crawford had a […]

Lowell girls capture Lake Orion championship

A strong, shut out pitching performance from Morgan Groom and a game-winning RBI single off the bat of Brianna Richardson propelled Lowell girls softball team to a 2-0 win over the host in the championship game of the Lake Orion softball tournament. “Lake Orion was undefeated and state ranked. It was a nice win for […]

Lowell girls sweep Sailors

  Lowell pitching allowed one run on 10 hits in its doubleheader against South Christian.  Meanwhile, its bats pounded out 28 hits and score 15 runs in sweeping the Sailors, 3-0, 12-1. The Red Arrows provided Morgan Groom all the support she’d need when they scored two runs in the second inning of game one […]

Lowell girls sweep Ionia

Lowell’s varsity softball team upped its record to 6-0 with a doubleheader sweep over Ionia. In the first game Morgan Groom registered six strikeouts and allowed just six hits in the Red Arrows’ a 1-0 victory. Morgan also knocked in the only run of the game with an RBI single in the 4th inning, scoring Lindsey Crawford […]

Red Arrow pieces in place for banner season

When a team returns eight of its starters, plus its top two hurlers, there does not appear to be many possible questions let alone surprises. The only true shake-up will be in the dugout. Gone, is the familiar silver haired venerable Lowell softball coach, Bob Rodenhouse. In his place is Bill McElroy, who served as […]