Metro+state: MSU-bound Kory Young of Rockford named Gatorade Michigan baseball player of year

Baseball: Incoming Michigan State freshman Kory Young has been named the Gatorade Michigan player of the year. Young has led Rockford High to 31-3-1 record entering district play this weekend. The senior shortstop signed a national letter of intent in November and will join the Spartans this fall.

Colleges: The Big Ten named track & field’s Antonio James and Tori Franklin as MSU’s Outstanding Sportsmanship Award winners.

Hockey: A limited number of openings are available for this summer’s Michigan State camp. Spots for overnight and day camps remain available in camp I (June 15-19), camp II (June 22-26) and camp III (June 29-July 3). Camps are for players 9-17 (entering senior year of high school). For more information and to register online, visit the camps page at The cost for commuter camp is $465; overnight camp is $615.

Soccer: Western Michigan men’s coach Chad Wiseman announced the addition of David Groves to the coaching staff. Groves will assist in all facets of the program, including development, training and game preparation as the volunteer assistant coach. Groves currently serves as girls varsity coach at Plainwell High. … Michigan Bucks midfielder Dzenan Catic was named the Premier Development League player of the week after scoring a hat trick in the Bucks’ 6-0 victory against the Toronto Lynx last Wednesday at Ultimate Soccer Arenas.

Women’s basketball: Stacey Lovelace was named assistant coach for Oakland. Lovelace has 14 years of professional basketball experience and was a two-time Associated Press All-America at Purdue (1992-96). Lovelace, a native of Detroit, played eight years in the WNBA (2000-08), averaging 11.7 minutes and 3.7 points per game.

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