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Muskegon Risers get first road win with a 3-1 victory over Grand Rapids FC in front of a huge crowd at Houseman Field

Walt Gawkowski marks the end of his long career with three days of baseball bliss at Tiger fantasy camp

Make sure you salute your favorite high school player - at least once - in LSJ's 2015 football preview section!

August 1, 2015

By Andrew Johnson
LocalSportsJournal.com

Orioles 8, Tigers 7 – The Tigers were unable to hold on to an early 6-0 lead against the Baltimore Orioles on Friday night.

J.D Martinez and Jefry Marte both led the offense with RBIs and …

August 1, 2015

By Justin Haggerty
LocalSportsJournal.com

GRAND RAPIDS – The Muskegon Risers and Grand Rapids Football Club are both first-year professional soccer teams.

But the Grand Rapids squad has probably made the bigger splash this summer with the media and the public.…

July 31, 2015

By Andrew Johnson
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 9, Orioles 8 – The Tigers jumped out to a big lead Thursday night, then their bullpen was able to preserve it for a series opening win.

J.D. Martinez and Yoenis Cespedes both led the …

July 29, 2015

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 2, Rays 1 – The Tigers snapped their three-game losing streak, defeating the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon and avoiding the sweep.

J.D. Martinez and Nick Castellanos each knocked in a run for Detroit.…

July 28, 2015

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Rays 10, Tigers 2 – The Tigers extended their losing streak to three games, losing to the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night.

Yoenis Cespedes homered for Detroit, while Jose Iglesias hit an RBI single.

Detroit …

July 28, 2015

By Steve Gunn
LocalSportsJournal.com

Walt Gawkowski just finished managing two baseball teams for five solid months in back-to-back seasons, which is a lot, even for someone who loves the game as much as he does.

So what did he do …

July 28, 2015

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Usually families settle for one published “shout out” to their favorite high school football player.

But there’s no rule that says they have to.

Last year the Kimbrough family went all out, purchasing four preseason shout-outs to their favorite …

July 27, 2015

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Rays 5, Tigers 2 – The Tigers lost their second game in a row, losing to the Tampa Bay Rays on Monday night.

Yoenis Cespedes accounted for Detroit’s runs, with a home run and an RBI …

July 27, 2015

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Red Sox 11, Tigers 1 – The Boston Red Sox beat the Tigers are Sunday night to take the three-game series 2-1.

Nick Castellanos homered in his second straight game for Detroit.

Detroit starting pitcher Shane …

July 27, 2015

By Jason Goorman
LocalSportsJournal.com

FRUITLAND TOWNSHIP – It’s been a few years since Nigel Hawryliw tore up area golf courses as a standout at Mona Shores High School.

But in recent weeks he’s been showing the hometown folks that he …

July 26, 2015

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The Muskegon Clippers closed their season on Saturday in a very unique way, competing in three different games on the road.

They finished Friday night’s game, which was suspended due to darkness in the seventh inning, then played two …

July 25, 2015

By Justin Haggerty
LocalSportsJournal.com

MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP – Saturday marked the first edition of what will become an annual rivalry for the Muskegon Risers.

Muskegon hosted the Milwaukee Brewers Football Club at Reeths-Puffer High School in a battle for the newly-created …

July 25, 2015

By Steve Gunn
LocalSportsJournal.com

EGELSTON TOWNSHIP – The Muskegon Mustangs were fired up about Saturday’s game against the Lakeshore Cougars.

They had blown out just about everyone else they had played this season. At least the Cougars gave them a …

July 25, 2015

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Tigers 5, Red Sox 1 – The Tigers snapped their two-game losing streak, beating the Boston Red Sox on Saturday afternoon.

Nick Castellanos hit a double and home run for the Tigers, while Yoenis Cespedes put …

July 24, 2015

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Coach Tyrone Williams always suspected that his group of young basketball players could do pretty well against national competition, if they ever had the opportunity.

But his summer team, the Muskegon County Ballers (MCB for short), only played in …

July 24, 2015

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

HOLLAND – The Muskegon Clippers clinched their league championship five days ago in an emotional game in front of a big crowd at home.

They could have easily mailed in their last four games, and few …

July 24, 2015

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

Mariners 3, Tigers 2 (12 innings) – Mike Zunino’s RBI double in the 12th inning led the Seattle Mariners over the Tigers on Thursday afternoon.

Victor Martinez hit a two-run double in the first inning for …

July 22, 2015

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Area little league baseball teams faced off this past weekend in the District 12 tournament finals, with a chance to advance and compete for state honors.

In the Majors Division final (ages 11 and 12), Roosevelt Park beat Oakridge …

July 22, 2015

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Funeral services for Rich Tompkins, the legendary track and cross country coach at Fremont High School, will be 11 a.m. on Monday at Hart United Methodist Church.

Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. on Sunday at King Funeral Home in …

July 22, 2015

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Our local high school football players and coaches work extremely hard to represent their schools and the Muskegon/Ottawa/Oceana area. From hot, sweaty workouts in the dog days of August to playing in the wet and cold of …