Ryan Haines, Author at Leader Publications

College football

Notre Dame runs all over Florida State

Saturday night lights lit up Notre Dame Stadium for the first time this fall as the No. 5 Fighting Irish ran all over a struggling ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Monday, October 12, 2020 4:10 pm

High school basketball

Bobcats advance to finals that may never be played

Back in January, the Brandywine Bobcats hosted Watervliet and gave the Panthers their worst loss of the season. Read more

by Ryan Haines, Friday, March 13, 2020 8:32 am

High school basketball

Rangers hold off Countryside 65-53

The scoring line may not show it, but Wednesday night’s Division 3 semifinal showdown between Cassopolis and the Benton Harbor Countryside was much closer and ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Friday, March 13, 2020 8:28 am

High school basketball

Rangers get revenge on Bridgman

Two and half months ago, Bridgman traveled to Cassopolis High School during the holiday break in an early-season matchup with the Rangers. Read more

by Ryan Haines, Wednesday, March 11, 2020 9:37 am

High school basketball

Brandywine wins sixth consecutive district championship

For the sixth year in a row and the 10th time in 11 years, the Brandywine Bobcats raised a Division 3 district championship trophy after ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Tuesday, March 10, 2020 9:42 am

High school football

Eddies rout Bears to start title defense

The last time the Edwardsburg Eddies and St. Joseph Bears played in the MHSAA state tournament, the Bears came away with the district championship in ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Monday, November 4, 2019 9:47 am

Dowagiac HS

Strefling helps Edwardsburg sweep Chieftains

EDWARDSBURG — “Our team is all about runs,” said Edwardsburg junior setter Emma Strefling after the Eddies defeated the visiting Dowagiac Chieftains in Wolverine Conference ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Thursday, October 3, 2019 8:14 am

Niles HS

Vikes tie Bearcats

NILES — Although Abel Fonseca’s first season as Niles boys soccer coach is not going according to plan as far as the record is concerned, ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Friday, September 27, 2019 8:42 am

Brandywine HS

Gouin, defense shine in Bobcats’ victory

NILES — Following its first win over Coloma since 2011 last week, Brandywine’s offense picked up where it left off against visiting Comstock at Selge ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Monday, September 9, 2019 8:47 am

High school football

‘We are a team’ Ball leading Vikings by example

On what turned out to be a beautiful opening night for Michigan high school football, the Niles Vikings hoped to mimic the result of last ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Friday, August 30, 2019 10:46 am

Buchanan HS

Chieftains blow out Bucks 9-0

BUCHANAN — Fresh off its opening season victory over Niles on Monday, Dowagiac traveled to Buchanan to take on the Bucks in another non-conference contest ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Friday, August 23, 2019 8:53 am

high school soccer

Bobcats show improvement against Rangers

In a rematch from the first game of the season, Brandywine hosted Cassopolis in the opening round game of the VanDenBerg Invitational Saturday morning. Read more

by Ryan Haines, Tuesday, May 21, 2019 9:23 am

high school soccer

Paw Paw extends Edwardsburg streak

It has been a rough stretch for the Edwardsburg girls soccer team. Read more

by Ryan Haines, Friday, May 3, 2019 8:25 am

High school basketball

Brandywine wins district championship

For the first time this season, Brandywine senior Center Jaden Croom shined ahead of everyone else on the court. Read more

by Ryan Haines, Monday, March 4, 2019 9:35 am

High school basketball

Bobcat girls team now 15-2, while boys team 16-1 heading down the stretch

Looking to bounce back from a close loss to Comstock, the Brandywine Bobcats made the short trip to Buchanan High School for a BCS Red ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:00 am

High school basketball

Niles girls continues to struggle points as season winds down

Back-to-back losses suddenly have the Niles girls basketball team just two games about .500 with eight games left in the regular season. Read more

by Ryan Haines, Monday, February 11, 2019 9:28 am

High school basketball

Edwardsburg picks up first victory

The last time the Edwardsburg community entered the high school gymnasium, they were celebrating a state football championship. Read more

by Ryan Haines, Thursday, December 13, 2018 9:33 am

Edwardsburg HS

Eddies avenge 2017 loss with 28-7 victory over Chelsea

DETROIT — They say that defense wins championships and offense sells tickets. On Friday night at Ford Field in the Division 4 championship game, Edwardsburg’s ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Monday, November 26, 2018 11:18 am

High school football

Rangers come up short against Madison Heights

For the second time in three years the seventh-ranked Cassopolis Rangers traveled 106 miles northwest to Dungy Field in Withington Stadium at Jackson High School ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Monday, November 19, 2018 9:33 am

High school football

Eddies win another district championship

For the eleventh straight time this season, the Edwardsburg Eddies faced a Wolverine Conference foe under the Friday night lights. Read more

by Ryan Haines, Monday, November 5, 2018 3:20 pm

High school football

Brandywine routs arch rival Buchanan 62-12; await playoff foe

Having already qualified for the state playoffs last week, the Brandywine Bobcats looked to do some damage to rival Buchanan Bucks on Senior Night. Read more

by Ryan Haines, Monday, October 22, 2018 9:44 am

High school football

Central scores late as Niles falls 24-21 in home finale

With two games left in the 2018 season, the Niles Vikings were hoping that winning those final contests, and ending with a 5-4 record, would ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Monday, October 15, 2018 9:27 am

High school football

Rangers roll over Hartford 57-0

After qualifying for the MHSAA state tournament last week with a statement 50-0 win over the Marcellus Wildcats, the Cassopolis Rangers welcomed the Hartford Indians ... Read more

by Ryan Haines, Saturday, October 6, 2018 9:10 pm

High school basketball

Patterson buzzer beater sends Niles to district semifinals

Two weeks ago Buchanan made the 7.4-mile trip to Niles in a preview of Monday night’s Class B District opening round. Read more

by Ryan Haines, Wednesday, February 28, 2018 8:22 am

High school basketball

Buchanan honors champions, The Herd puts on a show for MHSAA

It was like a live action television show made its way into Buchanan Friday night. Read more

by Ryan Haines, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 9:04 am

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