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By Joel Dotson The Milan Big Reds varsity baseball team, per their standards and expectations, had a sub-par year in 2016. Despite having another year over .500 with head coach Adam Gilles leading the way, the team had their worst-ever record under Gilles a season ago, finishing 20-15 and losing in the district semifinals. The […]


By Balinda Zimmerman The Milan Big Reds said goodbye to the season of baseball with a hard loss to the Chelsea Wildcats in the District playoffs on Friday, June 3, 1206. First to meet for the playoffs were Chelsea and Tecumseh with Chelsea posting a solid 9 to 1 against Tecumseh.  Then came the discouraging […]

Big Reds at Comerica Park

Big Reds at Comerica Park

By Joel Dotson For any ballplayer, regardless of age, playing in a Major League ballpark can be a unique experience. The junior varsity and varsity teams for Milan and Detroit Country Day shared that on Monday; May 2, the JV team won their game 5-2 in six innings, while varsity surrendered the lead late to […]

More than 40 teams compete in tournament

By Joyce Ervin The Todd Barron Memorial Softball Tournament sponsored by the Milan Youth League was held at the baseball complex on Neckel Court on the weekend of June 6 and 7. More than 40 teams competed and came from as far away as Canada.  The tournament is held for girls ages seven to 15-years […]

Baseball team finishes strong

By Joel Dotson The Milan Big Reds finished the month of May on a positive note, pushing on to a successful month despite some unexpected setbacks. The news that Thomas Lindeman – the team’s star utility player – would need surgery on a torn labrum in his throwing shoulder, dampened the mood for a short […]

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