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Muskegon Big Reds slip by Saginaw Arthur Hill in head-to-head battle of two of the state's best basketball players

Reeths-Puffer girls use fourth quarter free throws to beat Oakridge in the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame tourney

Spring Lake boys use a third quarter run and great defense to defeat Grand Haven 45-41

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Will Roberson overcame first half foul trouble to score 19 points in the second half and lead the Muskegon Community College men’s basketball team to a 90-78 victory Saturday over Henry Ford Community College on its home…

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Two of the nation’s best high school basketball players went head-to-head in the Battle of the Best at West Bloomfield High School on Saturday night.

And, when the final buzzer sounded, the Muskegon Big Reds, led by …

By Steve Gunn
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MUSKEGON – There’s a reason basketball coaches want players to practice free throw after free throw after free throw:

In games where everything else is pretty even, they can be the difference between victory …

By John Jarvi
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SPRING LAKE –  The Spring Lake Lakers spread the floor on offense and attacked on defense and came away with a 45-41 non-league boys’ basketball victory Friday over neighboring Grand Haven’s Buccaneers.

The Lakers …

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Kobe Burse piled up 26 points, 13 rebounds and made 12 of 14 free throws to lead Mona Shores to an easy 75-35 non-league win over Fruitport on Friday.

The Sailors led 38-15 and never looked back.…

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Jayshonna Blackshire had 28 points, eight rebounds, six assists and four steals to lead the Orchard View girls basketball team to an impressive 63-34 victory over Shelby Friday in non-league action.

The Cardinals, now 4-2 on the …

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An 18-point fourth quarter gave the Montague girls basketball team all the room it needed to gain a 51-38 West Michigan Conference victory Friday over Mason County Central.

The Wildcats held a 33-28 lead at the end …

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The Kent City girls basketball team remained undefeated with a convincing 74-37 victory over previously unbeaten Holton Friday in Central States Activities Association action.

The Eagles (5-0 overall, 2-0 in the conference) benefitted from 13 triples, scored …

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The Ludington girls basketball team traveled to the U.P. and topped St. Ignace LaSalle 58-50 in overtime on Friday. The Oriole win snapped a 64-game home winning streak for the Lady Saints.

The Orioles went right to …

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Taylor Richards scored a school record 40 points as the Fruitport Calvary Christian girls basketball team captured a 77-25 victory Friday over Algoma Christian in Alliance League action.

The Eagles improved to 2-1 on the season.

Allyson …

By Dave Hart
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MUSKEGON – The Muskegon Lumberjacks have been anchored in recent weeks with strong play from players like Christian Wolanin, Eric Schierhorn and Matej Paulovic.

But all three of those players were missing Friday, due …

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Christian Martinez scored eight points in the fourth quarter to help lift the Muskegon Catholic boys basketball team to an exciting 55-53 victory over Tri-Unity Friday in non-league action.

The Crusaders remain unbeaten with a 3-0 record …

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Noah Trombley hit a pair of free throws with six seconds left in overtime to give the Whitehall boys basketball team an exciting 39-37 victory over Mason County Central Thursday in West Michigan Conference action.

Trombley was …

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The Hesperia wrestling team took advantage of Holton forfeits in six different weight classes Wednesday to gain a 42-25 Central States Activities Association dual match victory.

Hesperia had one match winner – Gerrit Yates in the 130-pound …

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The Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame will add a legendary football coach, back-to-back state championship basketball teams and a trailblazing female track star to its ranks at the 29th annual induction ceremony in 2015.

Muskegon Catholic …

By Steve Gunn
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MUSKEGON – In the old days at L.C. Walker Arena, hockey fights were an accepted part of the game, and a major draw for some local fans.

But two players dropping the gloves is …

By Steve Gunn
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WHITEHALL – Whitehall girls basketball coach Rachel Kent remembers watching Emily MacArthur play as an eighth-grader, and knowing right away she had the chance to be a standout.

MacArthur had all the physical tools …

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The Spring Lake boys basketball team got off to a strong start Tuesday then held on for a 72-66 victory over Mona Shores in a non-league game on its home court.

The Lakers, who led from start …

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Hannah Reinhold had a huge night for the Oakridge girls basketball team, scoring 31 points, including 22 in the second half, as the Eagles pounded Montague 61-35 Tuesday in West Michigan Conference action.

Reinhold had four 3-pointers …

By Justin Haggerty
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MUSKEGON – Orchard View’s Jayshonna Blackshire wasn’t taking any prisoners Tuesday.

The senior standout came out at the top of her game, scoring 11 of her game-high 22 points in the first quarter to …