There are several aspects of High School Sports that we know and see as spectators and parents. As they year goes on, we have a tendency to forget the great things that have happened throughout the year.

From phenomenal finishes to excellent playoff runs, the fields, diamonds and courts in the area saw some pretty competitive games and teams during 2016. With a look back, here is the top five games and stories this year in the High School ranks! Be sure to click on the stories for a refresher of the best from 2016!

  • 5

    Davis Leads Harper Creek Over Coldwater

    The Harper Creek Beavers boys basketball squad battled Interstate 8 favorite Coldwater in a January match-up at home. Beavers junior guard Jeremiah Davis would give Harper Creek the spark they needed to win.
    Harper Creek Gymnasium (Photo - Nathan Adams)
  • 4

    Bearcats Finds Offense to Hammer Gull Lake on Homecoming

    After the Battle Creek Central Bearcats earned their first win of the season in Week 5, the confidence spilled over to the following week for Homecoming at C.W. Post Field.
    A view atop C.W. Post Field in downtown Battle Creek, home to the Battle Creek Central Bearcats. (Photo - Nathan Adams)
  • 3

    Marshall Boys Get Overtime Win in Districts

    The Marshall Redhawks boys basketball team showed promise for a deep playoff run. They were challenged with a thriller in the District Semifinals against Pennfield.
    Pennfield and Marshall tip it off in the Class B District Quarterfinals at Comstock (Photo - Nathan Adams)
  • 2

    Climax-Scotts Advances To Regional Finals

    The Climax-Scotts Panthers have been perennial powers on the gridiron in Southwest Michigan. They had a chance to advance to the Division 8 Regional Finals again, this time against the Mendon Hornets.
    This is what fans at Climax-Scotts get to see when entering their gates to their football stadium. (Photo - Nathan Adams)
  • 1

    Marshall Girls Basketball - State Champs!

    For the first time in the school's history, the Marshall Redhawks girls basketball team ended a phenomenal season as the top team in Class B.
    Logo provided by the Michigan High School Athletic Association (Background Graphics - Nathan Adams)