Spring Sports Spring Into Action

Winter is coming to an end and the weather is starting to warm up. With the changes in the weather comes the changes in Comet sports. Spring sports start off in March and continue towards the end of the school year. Here’s what your Grand Ledge Comets have in store for this year!

Lacrosse Boys: 

Last season, Boys Lacrosse went 19-3, winning their first regional championship. Their season ended with a loss to Hartland in the state quarterfinals. April 15 the boys had a game against Lowell and won 16-9, bringing their season to 6-1 so far hoping to uphold the previous year’s record. The team this year is expected to go farther in the playoffs.

Lacrosse Girls: 

Last season, Girls Lacrosse brought on a new coach and a 3-11 season. This year’s team brings new energy to the field. Players new to lacrosse have faced some struggles, but in the end the group seems to be closer than ever. “We have a really nice group of athletes and we’re more like a family than we have been in the past,” Senior Saige Halfmann expressed. As of April 18 the girls record is 3-3-1.

Girls Soccer: 

Girls Soccer completed their season last year as CAAC champions. They went 10-10 in their last season and have started off this season in a draw with Haslett 1-. “I think our season is gonna go well this year. We’ve definitely improved a lot since last year,” Junior Piper Roslin said. The girls season is 1-1 so far.

Girls Tennis: 

 This year, the Girls’ Tennis team is 0-1-3 so far. The scores of each meet are composed of doubles and singles matches. However many matches won individually will contribute to the team score. Even though this season has had a rocky start , the team still has optimism. “As a team I think we all just wanna go out and have fun. Not really worrying too much about the scores,” Senior Captain, Maddy Lira said.


Baseball started off their season 1-1 with Marshall on April 8. They lost the first game 4-0 but came back for a 7-2 win against the Red Hawks. Baseball went 18-13 last year finishing off the season losing to Holt in the district championship 4-3. Baseball also fell to Portland in the Capital Diamond Classic 9-8 the year prior.


Grand Ledge Softball’s 2022 season ended in June with a loss to Waverly High School in the first round of Districts last year. This year, they have an entirely  new coaching staff with the retirement of head coach Pat Malloy. Their season opener was on Tuesday, April 11 against East Kentwood, where they lost both games. 

Each season, both Baseball and Softball go away for about a week for Spring Training in Florida. The Baseball boys went to Boca Raton and the Softball girls went to Clearwater. During this time the teams practiced and scrimmaged for the week, aiming to improve and work towards their upcoming seasons.

Track and Field: 

Track and Field had their first meet on Tuesday April 11, with a few prominent athletes going into this season. With Seniors Lauren Hamilton and Taylor Pangburn both committing to universities, the team is forecasted to have a promising season. Track and Field has a new facility that was built last year and will help to improve the team.