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Western Michigan Christian soccer team falls to Covenant Christian 3-1 in state semifinals

Brown, Myers preparing for volleyball districts after leading injury-riddled Whitehall to another league title

Lumberjacks wake up on the wrong side of the bed, drop a 4-1 decision to Team USA in their annual morning game

Holton d. White Cloud 25-10; 25-16; 25-16

Holton Stats

ACES: Kaylee Slowik 2. KILLS: Jacki Stone 8, Liz Colvin 4, Rachel Younts 3. DIGS: Stone 6, Katie Wildfong 5. ASSISTS: Shelbey Younts 18.

Morley Stanwood d. Kent City 25-22; 25-17; …

By Steve Gunn
Local Sports Journal

CEDAR SPRINGS – The Western Michigan Christian Warriors experienced 75 seconds of miserable luck Wednesday, and it cost them a shot at a state title.

WMC and Grand Rapids Covenant Christian played a nearly …

By Adam Knorr
Local Sports Journal

WHITEHALL – Quality high school sports programs produce a steady supply of skilled younger players who can step in when necessary and keep winning traditions alive.

That’s been the case for the Whitehall volleyball …

By Dave Hart
Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON – The Muskegon Lumberjacks were slow to wake up for their annual “Hockey for Health” morning game on Wednesday.

That allowed the visiting Team USA Under-18 squad to grab an early four-goal lead …

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VOLLEYBALL

Muskegon Catholic Quad
Fruitport d. Muskegon Catholic 25-18, 25-8.
Fruitport d. Ravenna 25-14, 25-18.
Fruitport d. Whitehall 25-15, 25-21.

Fruitport stats
ACES: Emily Pieczynski 6, Marissa Hassevort 4, Katie Veihl 2, Sammy Hockstra 1, Olivia Netzler …

By Steve Gunn
Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON – Some coaches advise their players to leave the past behind.

They don’t like them to dwell on previous failures, or focus on “getting even” with any particular team.

But Muskegon Lumberjacks Coach …

By Steve Gunn
Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON – When high school athletes come close to a state title, they definitely want another chance.

Tyler Cook and Matt VanderPloeg had every reason to believe they would.

Tyler Cook and Matt VanderPloeg…

By Andrew Johnson
Local Sports Journal

HOWARD CITY – Dylan Matulis is finally getting some well-deserved rest.

The Tri-County High School junior took on a dizzying schedule this fall, involving more commitment and hard work than most adults could endure.…

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Local high school football fans who would like to see more than one playoff game this weekend are in luck.

There will be games on Friday night, Saturday afternoon and Saturday night.

Three games are slated for …

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After two straight berths in the Division 2 state finals, the Muskegon Big Reds will try their luck in the Division 3 football playoffs this season.

The Big Reds learned of their new assignment Sunday night, when …

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North Muskegon’s Avery Lowe and Fruitport Calvary Christian’s Brendan Hamilton ran off with individual championships in the girls and boys races, respectively, at the Division 4 regional cross country meet in Allendale Saturday.

Meanwhile, the Fremont boys …

By Steve Gunn
Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON – The Muskegon Lumberjacks are becoming very good at playing short-handed.

That’s a big reason why they swept two games from the Green Bay Gamblers this weekend.

The Lumberjacks killed all five Green …

By Steve Gunn
Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON – If any team was going to score a goal against Western Michigan Christian in the Division 4 regional soccer tournament, it was Leland with its speed forwards.

And the Comets had a …

By John Jarvi
Local Sports Journal

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Lakers turned their offense loose Friday night and came away with a playoff-clinching 56-27 football victory over the Shelby Tigers at Thomas Grabinski Field.

The victory pushed Spring …

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The Reeths-Puffer Rockets closed out the season with a 27-7 loss to Kenowa Hills.

The Rockets finished the season with a 3-6 overall record and 1-4 in the OK Black conference.

Dereko Riley scored the lone touchdown …

By Dave Hart
Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON – The Oakridge Eagles and Orchard View Cardinals look forward to meeting up every season in the “Battle of Apple Avenue.”

Pride is always at stake in this neighborhood rivalry, and this year …

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The Montague Wildcats nearly took the final game of the season, but fell to Fremont after a wild fourth quarter comeback, 46-36.

After scoring 28 points in the first quarter and gaining a 36-20 lead at halftime, …

By Lucas Rains
Local Sports Journal

RAVENNA – What could have been a really good game between two local powers ended the way it always does when Muskegon Catholic plays:

The Crusaders rolled to another one-sided victory.

This time the …

By Adam Knorr
Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON – For two quarters Friday, the showdown between Mona Shores and Muskegon looked like it would be the nail-biter that everyone expected.

The teams traded blows in the first two quarters and went …

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Grand Haven struggled offensively as it fell to East Kentwood, 56-17.

East Kentwood’s Kyle Friberg had four touchdowns on the evening, while the Falcons’ offense racked up 455 yards of total offense compared to Grand Haven’s 373 …