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Grand Haven falls in heartbreaker to Novi in the Class A state semifinals

Division 3 football semifinal preview: Big Reds ready to scrap with defending state champion Zeeland West

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The Muskegon Lumberjacks topped visiting Waterloo 3-0 on Friday night. Winning goaltender Eric Schierhorn stopped all 42 Waterloo shots to pick up his second shutout of the season.

Matej Paulovic scored a pair of goals for the …

By Steve Gunn
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BATTLE CREEK – It was a painful way to lose a shot at a state championship.

The Grand Haven volleyball team came out roaring Friday against Novi in the Class A state semifinals, dominating …

By Steve Gunn
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MUSKEGON – At first glance, the Muskegon Big Reds seemed a bit handicapped practicing on a small indoor soccer field Wednesday, due to the horrible weather outside.

How does a football team prepare for …

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The hot hand of Will Roberson lifted the Muskegon Community College men’s basketball team to a 74-70 road win Wednesday against the Calvin College JV squad.

MCC built a 39-32 lead by halftime and hung on in …

By Mitchell Galloway
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KALAMAZOO – The Ravenna volleyball team went into Wednesday’s Class C state quarterfinals with five straight tournament wins and some big dreams.

But the competition gets tough at the state level, which the Bulldogs …

By Travis Tekiele
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PORTAGE- The state quarterfinals were postponed from Tuesday to Wednesday, but the delay didn’t slow down the Grand Haven volleyball team, which rallied to defeat Mason and move to within two victories of a …

By Steve Gunn
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MUSKEGON – On the ice, the Muskegon Lumberjacks are doing just fine.

They are 10-5-1, in third place in the USHL’s Eastern Conference, only one point behind second-place Dubuque.

The top four teams in …

By Mike Mattson
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NORTON SHORES  – Michigan high school football players dream about competing in a state championship game at Detroit’s Ford Field.

The upstart Mona Shores Sailors are only one game away from that dream.

“I …

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Muskegon Big Red Coach Shane Fairfield doesn’t care where his football team plays this Saturday. He’s just happy his team is still in the hunt for a state championship.

Muskegon was originally scheduled to play Zeeland West …

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The Class A and C state volleyball quarterfinal matches involving Grand Haven and Ravenna, which were supposed to be played tonight, have been postponed until Wednesday due to inclement weather.

The times and places will remain the …

By Mike Mattson
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MUSKEGON – Big games are nothing new to many of the Muskegon Catholic Central football players.

They were on the field in 2012 when the Crusaders advanced to the state semifinals. And they were …

By Steve Gunn
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GRAND HAVEN – Teams that make a serious run at a state title are usually dominated by juniors and seniors.

But that’s not the case with the Grand Haven volleyball team.

While the Bucs …

By Steve Gunn
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RAVENNA – Whitehall has been the dominant volleyball team in the West Michigan Conference for years.

That means other good teams in the league, like Ravenna, have sometimes been overlooked.

But Ravenna Coach Kim …

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The heart of the football season is almost here.

Ford Field.

Impressively, Muskegon has three teams still in the hunt for a state championship. Muskegon, Mona Shores and Muskegon Catholic are all gearing up for the semifinals …

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The Muskegon Lumberjacks have been playing pretty good hockey lately – except when they meet up with the Team USA Under-18 squad.

They had a three-game winning streak on Oct. 29, until they lost by three goals …

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Muskegon Lumberjacks fans will be able to enjoy another hour of hockey talk on the radio starting Tuesday when the team unveils its weekly “Lumberjacks Hockey Hour” on Muskegon’s new 100.9 FM.

The show, hosted by Lumberjacks …

By Steve Gunn
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MUSKEGON – The Muskegon Lumberjacks had lots of excuses to lose a hockey game Saturday night.

Three of their top forwards are out of the lineup with injuries, and a bunch of players were …

By Mike Mattson
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GRAND HAVEN – What’s it like to run behind a big, strong, powerful offensive line at Muskegon Catholic Central?

“It’s like a running back heaven,” Crusaders’ halfback Tommy Scott said with a smile. “I …

By Steve Gunn
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HOLTON – The Muskegon coaching staff sure made the right decision when it moved Saturday’s Division 3 regional football contest from Hackley Stadium to Holton High School.

The coaches felt their fast, athletic team …

By Lucas Rains
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BYRON CENTER – The Whitehall Vikings entered the 2014 football season fresh off a 1-8 record the year before and only five returning seniors.

That didn’t stop them from posting an amazing turnaround with …