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Division 8 football state final preview: Dominant MCC ready to defend its crown against a strong Munising squad

Tom Kendra: Nobody does it better than Muskegon County when it comes to high school football

Lumberjacks get their fifth win in seven games with a 4-3 victory over the Bloomington Thunder

By Adam Knorr
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MUSKEGON – On Saturday afternoon, Muskegon Catholic topped Harbor Beach 42-6 in a Division 8 semifinal matchup.

While that obviously qualifies as yet another MCC blowout, the margin of victory – 36 points – …

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Hope College captured its first-ever Division III national championship in women’s volleyball on Monday with a five-set victory over Emory College.

Leading the way for Hope was Fruitport graduate Lauren Hazekamp. The junior setter  had 58 assists, …

Carly Simon wasn’t thinking about Muskegon-area high school football when she stepped up to a microphone back in 1977 and belted out the biggest hit of her career: “Nobody Does it Better.”

But that song has been stuck in my …

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Ralph Monday dropped in 26 points and pulled down 17 rebounds as the West Michigan Lake Hawks topped Team NetWork 118-115 Sunday on the road. Monday also had five assists on the night.

Kulawnie Saunders sank four …

By Steve Gunn
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MUSKEGON – There were times on Sunday when it seemed as though the Muskegon Lumberjacks were playing against Bloomington and the referees.

In the first period the refs allowed a controversial Bloomington goal which …

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An 8-0 run with eight minutes left helped the Muskegon Community College women’s basketball team down Alpena Community College 80-63 in Port Huron on Saturday.

The Jayhawks had a 65-55 lead with eight minutes remaining before the …

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The West Michigan Lake Hawks opened up their home schedule Saturday with a convincing 117-77 victory over the Oakland County Cowboys.

The Lake Hawks found themselves up 56-27 at halftime and didn’t let up in the third …

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The Muskegon Big Reds continued their legacy on Saturday as they reached the state finals for the third-straight year. Muskegon defense shutout Zeeland West 20-0 whiles its ground attack led by Caleb Washington made its way.

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Mona Shores’ hopes seemed doomed on Saturday when star quarterback Tyree Jackson and backup QB Tyler Trovinger both left the game with injuries. But the Sailors’ third-stringer, Elijah Wilson, calmly led them to a miraculous victory.

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One of these weekends, some team may give the Muskegon Catholic Crusaders a run for their money. But it hasn’t happened yet. The Crusaders continued their dominant march through the 2014 season with a 42-6 pounding of …

By Lucas Rains
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HOWELL – No movie script could ever top what took place at Howell High School on Saturday afternoon.

Facing a 24-17 deficit with under five minutes to go in the game, the Mona Shores …

By Mike Mattson
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GREENVILLE – Muskegon senior linebacker Taran “T.J.” Smith sat in the training room Saturday afternoon at Greenville’s Legacy Field with a painful ankle and a joyful heart.

The Big Reds had just shut out …

By Adam Knorr
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ALMA – Muskegon Catholic’s senior quarterback Nick Holt sat on a bench on the sidelines, a jacket over his jersey and tape around his left ankle.

All he could do was watch, but it …

By Dave Hart
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MUSKEGON – The Muskegon Lumberjacks have shown a remarkable ability to bounce back from losses all season.

Other than losing on back-to-back nights in Cedar Rapids in October, the Jacks have yet to sustain …

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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 …