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Little league state tournament wraps up in Roosevelt Park; Midland wins state title and advances to regionals

Muskegon hockey legend Joe Kastelic passes away at 81

Muskegon Community College cross-country team hosts 5k team challenge at McGraft Park on July 31st

By Mike Mattson
Local Sports Journal

ROOSEVELT PARK – The city of Roosevelt Park rolled out a red carpet over the past five days for the Little League Majors (11-12) state baseball tournament.

And it proved to be quite a …

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Former Muskegon Lumberjack defenseman Jim Paek has accepted a position as the director of hockey for the Korea Ice Hockey Association (KIHA) and head coach of the Korean Men’s National Team.

Jim Paek

Paek, a longtime assistant …

From DNR reports

DNR fishing guide through July 23

Muskegon area

Muskegon: Pier anglers were trying for salmon and steelhead but had no luck. Boat anglers were running baits between the surface and 90 feet down. More fish were caught …

By Nick Howard
Local Sports Journal

Muskegon area hockey fans are mourning the loss of the legendary Joe Kastelic. The Kirkland Lake, Ontario native passed away July 16 at the age of 81.

Kastelic is remembered by area hockey fans …

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The Florida Open had quite a surprise this past weekend when Muskegon native and new Ocala, Fla. resident Caleb Johnson showed up.

Johnson won the championship after he birdied six out of the last seven holes to …

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MUSKEGON — Muskegon Community College’s cross country team will host its third-annual Jayhawk Team Challenge 5K fundraiser at McGraft Park on July 31.

The cross country race is open to all ages with teams consisting of three …

By Mike Mattson
Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON – Marc Okkonen spends many summer nights these days at historic Marsh Field.

He picks a seat, often buys a hot dog and enjoys the festive atmosphere surrounding the Muskegon Clippers’ baseball experience.…

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Muskegon native and Reeths-Puffer standout Mark Hughes is in running to be hired on as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons.

The Pistons have been undergoing a number of coaching changes in the offseason and Hughes …

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GRAND HAVEN — Entries are being taken for the Patriot Golf Day four-person scramble at Grand Haven Golf Club on July 30.

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Folds of Honor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that …

From DNR Reports

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the application period for antlerless deer licenses is now open through Aug. 15. Hunters may apply for one license in any open Deer Management Unit (DMU) statewide; a nonrefundable …

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Lincoln Golf Club and the Greater Muskegon Golf Association have their eyes on July 25 when the 2014 Henderson Match Play Championship kicks off.

Defending champion Ryan Mouw returns to the course with the automatic No. 1 …

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MUSKEGON — Area athletes improved one all-time area record and tied another recently at the end of the high school track season.

Allie LeRoux, a pole vaulter for Spring Lake High School, raised the girls’ area record …

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GRAND HAVEN — Conditions weren’t great Saturday, but the competitors in the Grand Haven Beach Vault still put on an interesting display.

Former Grand Valley State University pole vaulter Kristen Hixson won the elite women invite by …

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GRAND HAVEN — Area athletes competed well in day-1 action at the Grand Haven Beach Vault on Friday.

The LeRoux sisters, who competed for Spring Lake High School this past season, led the area competitors. Allie, a …

By Steve Gunn
Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON – Muskegon Lumberjacks Coach Todd Krygier will definitely be more comfortable heading into training camp this year.

Last fall Krygier was in a difficult position. He was hired as coach in the summer, …

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GRAND HAVEN — The visitation with the family of the late Grand Haven High School staff member Steve Hewitt will be Sunday, July 13, from 3-7 p.m.at Covenant Life Church.

Hewitt, 50, died shortly after collapsing during …

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GRAND HAVEN — Some outstanding pole vaulters are again expected to be competing Friday and Saturday in the Grand Haven Beach Vault.

The two-day open competition is grouped by age and qualifying heights using two pole vault …

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GRAND HAVEN — Veteran Grand Haven High School boys’ basketball coach and counselor Steve Hewitt died Tuesday.

Coach Steve Hewitt coaches his Grand Haven Bucs team during last season’s rivalry game against Spring Lake. Photo/Jason Goorman

Hewitt, …

By John Jarvi
Local Sports Journal

SPRING LAKE — University of Toledo golfer Jennifer Elsholz, of Grand Rapids, birdied the 17th hole during the final round and came with the victory in the 23rd Annual Golf Association of Michigan Women’s …

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The Muskegon Lumberjacks and the United States Hockey League officially released their regular-season schedule for the 2014-15 season on Tuesday.

Each team will play a 60-game regular season, which kicks off with the Lumberjacks traveling to Ann …