Area teams dominate softball rankings

Published 1:13 pm Tuesday, May 23, 2006

By By ERIKA PICKLES / Niles Daily Star
NILES - The Dowagiac Chieftains are ranked No. 1 in Division II the recent Michigan High School Softball Coaches' Association softball rankings.
Brandywine is ranked No. 4 in the Divsion III standings, while Buchanan is an honorable mention. Niles is also an honorable mention in Division I.
Here is the complete list of recent rankings:
Division I
1. Harper Woods Regina
2. Fenton
3. Chippewa Valley
4. Milford
5. Bay City Central
6. Grosse Pointe North
7. Lakeland
8. Portage Northern
9. Grand Blanc
10. Romeo
Honorable Mention: Anchor Bay, Flushing, Alpena, Niles, Canton, Lake Orion, Rockford, Howell, Brighton, Garden City
Division II
1. Dowagiac
2. Escanaba
3. Livonia Ladywood
4. Wayland
5. Stevensville Lakeshore
6. Richmond
7. Trenton
8. Unity Christian
9. St. Clair
10. Comstock
Honorable Mention: Wyoming Rogers, Tecumseh, Brandon, Goodrich, Country Day, Petoskey, Spring Lake, Flint Kearsley, Wyoming Park, Big Rapids, Whitehall
Division III
1. Mason County Central
2. Ida
3. Unionville Seagawing
4. Niles-Brandywine
5. Hemlock
6. Freeland
7. Galesburg Augusta
8. Reese
9. Monroe Catholic Central
10. Portland
Honorable Mention: Gladstone, Bronson, Blissfield, Whitmore Prescott, Cass City, Watervliet, Swan Valley, Kalamazoo Christian, Buchanan
Division IV
1. Allen Park Cabrinni
2. Frankfort
3. Coleman
4. Bay City All Saints
5. Homer
6. Lutheran Northwest
7. Ellsworth
8. Posen
9. Mason County Eastern
10. Hillman
Honorable Mention: Summerfield, Ubly, Onaway, Lenawee Christian, Lake Leelanau St. Mary, Beal City, Montabella, Vestaburg, Taylor Light and Life