Kelly Sweeney, Author at Leader Publications

High school football

GALLERY: Division 4 state football semifinals

A pair of second-half touchdowns led visiting Cadillac to a 28-26 upset of No. 1-ranked Edwardsburg at Leo Hoffman Field Saturday afternoon. Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Saturday, January 16, 2021 7:23 pm

high school volleyball

GALLERY: Division 2 state quarterfinals

Two-time defending state champion Grand Rapids Christian swept Edwardsburg 3-0 to advance to the Division 2 semifinals on Friday in Battle Creek as it defeated ... Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 10:59 pm

Professional motocross

GALLERY: RedBud National II

There was a shakeup at the top of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 250cc stands after a pair of races at iconic RedBud MX ... Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Tuesday, September 8, 2020 11:10 am

Education

PHOTO STORY: Edwardsburg Homecoming

EDWARDSBURG — Before football players took the field for the Edwardsburg homecoming game Friday night, a homecoming parade rolled through downtown with floats made by ... Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Thursday, October 10, 2019 8:00 am

Education

PHOTO STORY: Niles High School Homecoming

Niles — Niles High School hosted its homecoming game Friday. At halftime seniors Morgan Warren and Leon Williams were named homecoming queen and king. Also ... Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Monday, September 23, 2019 9:05 am

High school basketball

Photo Gallery: Brandywine wins Division 3 district championship

Behind a huge night from senior Jaden Croom, the Brandywine boys basketball team blew out Hartford 73-45 to win the Division 3 district championship Friday ... Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Saturday, March 2, 2019 9:19 am

High school wrestling

Photo gallery: Niles heading to state quarterfinals

After a year’s absence, the Niles wrestling team is returning to the state team finals. Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:57 am

High school basketball

PHOTO GALLERY: Brandywine opens season with win over Berrien Springs

NILES — Jaden Croom and Jordan Abrams combined for 39 points as Brandywine opened its 2018-19 season with a 68-57 BCS Athletic Conference Red Division ... Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Monday, December 3, 2018 2:05 pm

Galleries

GALLERY: Edwardsburg leads Chelsea 8-7 at haltime

The Edwardsburg football team took an 8-7 lead into the locker room at halftime of the Division 4 state championship game at Ford Field. Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Friday, November 23, 2018 9:19 pm

Running

Photo gallery: Run Eddie Run 5K

Cassopolis’ Deric Poorman and Plymouth, Indiana’s Angela Bronicki won the men’s and women’s overall titles at the Run Eddie Run 5K Saturday. Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Sunday, July 22, 2018 12:35 pm

Edwardsburg

Marching in memory

EDWARDSBURG — On Monday, May 29, several Memorial Day Celebrations took place in Edwardsburg. This included the Hero Haul Drive, a festival and, of course, ... Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Thursday, May 31, 2018 3:54 pm

Niles

El Amigo Pepe wins first place in chili crawl

The Hunter Ice Festival came to a close Sunday. Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 8:13 am

High school basketball

Photo gallery: Niles-Edwardsburg girls basketball

NILES — Visiting Edwardsburg outscored Niles 38-8 in the first half en route to a 52-31 victory in the season opener for both girls basketball teams. ... Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Tuesday, November 28, 2017 10:26 pm

News Main

Updated gallery: MHSAA state football finals

DETROIT — The Michigan High School Athletic Association is hosting eight state championship football games over the next two days at Ford Field, home of ... Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Friday, November 24, 2017 7:10 pm

Sports

Gallery: Division 3 regional baseball/softball

COLOMA — The Buchanan baseball and softball teams reached the Division 3 regional championship games at Coloma Saturday before being eliminated from the state tournament. ... Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Sunday, June 11, 2017 3:02 pm

News Main

Gallery: Cal Ripken Michigan State Tournaments

Some 20 teams, including Brandywine and Howard Township, are taking part in the 2016 Cal Ripken Michigan State Tournament being hosted at Fireman’s Park and ... Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Sunday, July 10, 2016 11:22 am

News Main

Gallery: Edwardsburg Memorial Day Festival

The Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce put on its annual Memorial Day Festival Monday. (Leader photos/KELLY SWEENEY) Read more

by Kelly Sweeney, Monday, May 30, 2016 10:03 pm

Barron Lake Triathlon

2nd annual Barron Lake Triathlon

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by Kelly Sweeney, Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:52 am

Brandywine Education

Cassopolis-Brandywine football opener

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by Kelly Sweeney, Sunday, August 30, 2015 11:37 am

2015 Cat Tracks 5K

2015 Cat Tracks 5K

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by Kelly Sweeney, Sunday, August 9, 2015 11:06 am