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Lake Hawks star Ralph Monday is using his basketball talent to escape a troubled past

West Michigan Lake Hawks set to begin playoff journey on Saturday, with dreams of winning an ABA title

Deyonta Davis puts up a triple-double as the Muskegon Big Reds roll past River Rouge

By Steve Gunn

MUSKEGON – Apparently nothing will keep Ralph Monday off the basketball court.

The second-year star of the West Michigan Lake Hawks had plenty of good reasons to take a break this season, but refused to be …

By Steve Gunn

MUSKEGON – The West Michigan Lake Hawks have an interesting playoff format.

They are a professional basketball team, competing in the American Basketball Association, but the league playoffs are more like a college tournament.

One loss …


A furious second half comeback was not enough to prevent the Muskegon Community College women’s basketball team from dropping a 63-53 decision to Lake Michigan College Thursday in regional semifinal action at Delta College.

The loss marked the end …


Muskegon post player Deyonta Davis put up a triple-double in the Big Reds’ 68-50 win over host River Rouge Thursday in their final regular season game.

Davis scored 20 points, pulled down 17 rebounds and had 10 blocks in …


The Whitehall boys basketball team outscored rival Montague by 12 points in the second half to claim a 38-26 season-ending victory Thursday in West Michigan Conference action.

Keenan Aylor and Lucas Schumm paced the Vikings (12-6 overall, 9-5 conference) …

By Steve Gunn

MUSKEGON – Christian Martinez couldn’t have given his departing senior teammates a more special gift.

One of those seniors, Lamar Jordan III, had just made two free throws to pull Muskegon Catholic within one point of …

By Steve Gunn

MUSKEGON – Muskegon hockey fans have grown to appreciate Trevor Hamilton in a very short time.

That’s why they were holding their collective breaths Saturday when he collided with a Cedar Rapids player, went down on …

By Nate Thompson

WHITEHALL – Whitehall High School has been producing great wrestlers for years, and this season is no exception.

A total of seven Viking grapplers have qualified for this weekend’s Division 3 individual state finals at the …



Class A
(host Mona Shores)

Muskegon 66, GR Union 53
Grand Haven 52 , Fruitport 29
Mona Shores 50, Reeths-Puffer 46

(at Mona Shores)
Muskegon 56, Kenowa Hills 32
Grand Haven 45, Mona …


Reeths-Puffer’s hockey season came to a close on Wednesday with a 5-3 loss to Traverse City Central in the Division 2 regional finals.

The Rockets looked as though they might run away with the win after Riley Draper netted …

By Dave Hart

MUSKEGON – Jayshonna Blackshire keeps getting injured around tournament time every year.

But it doesn’t stop the Orchard View standout from getting the job done.

Last season Blackshire got hot and led the Cardinals to a …


The Muskegon girls basketball team is ready for a rematch with Mona Shores.

The Big Reds lost to the Sailors in overtime a few weeks ago, but earned a chance to play them again Friday in the Class A …

By John Jarvi

NORTON SHORES – Close games don’t seem to bother the Mona Shores girls basketball team.

On Monday the Sailors had to battle from behind to beat Reeths-Puffer by four points in the opening round of the …

By Lucas Rains

SPRING LAKE – Big time players come through in big games, so the saying goes.

Spring Lake’s Kyle Zietlow is that type of player, and he proved it in late January, when his team played Muskegon …


The West Michigan Lake Hawks’ opening playoff game, originally scheduled for 6 p.m. on Saturday in Grand Haven, has been moved.

The Lake Hawks, 12-4 and ranked 14th in the nation in the ABA, will play Oakland County at …


The Muskegon Community College men’s basketball team served notice to potential opponents Tuesday by blasting Ancilla College 82-67 in the first round of the National Junior College Athletic Association district tournament.

The Jayhawks advanced to Friday’s semifinals at Delta …


The Muskegon Community College women’s basketball team opened National Junior College Athletic Association district tournament play Tuesday with an impressive 89-52 victory over Jackson Community College at MCC’s Bartels-Rode Gymnasium.

The Jayhawks, who have won 12 of their past …


The Shelby boys basketball team knew it faced a challenge when it played Muskegon Heights Tuesday, with a chance to clinch an undefeated regular season.

The game was as close as projected, but in the end visiting Muskegon Heights …


Tough team defense propelled the Grand Haven boys basketball team to a 54-48 victory over Reeths-Puffer Tuesday in a non-league contest.

The Bucs trailed 20-16 at halftime, then clamped down defensively and outscored the Rockets 12-4 in the third …


The Western Michigan Christian boys basketball team defeated Oakridge 57-46 on Tuesday night on their home court.

The Warriors (14-6) led 18-13 after the first quarter, 32-25 at halftime and 44-32 after the third quarter.

Jacob Ray and Jared …