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Jamie Potts swinging a hot bat for Spokane Indians

New hope for L.C. Walker Arena: Lumberjacks negotiating new lease, new arena football team could be on the way

Clippers win their fifth straight with a 4-3 victory over River City, open up a big lead in the league title race

By Dave Hart
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Pirates 8, Tigers 4 – The Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep over the Tigers on Thursday afternoon.

J.D. Martinez hit his 21st home run of the season for the Tigers, while Ian Kinsler hit an …

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The Muskegon Clippers defeated the Holland Millers 4-0 on Wednesday night at Hope College.

The Clippers are now 17-2 on the season, good for first place in the Michigan Summer Collegiate Baseball League. They are currently on a six-game …

By Dave Hart
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Pirates 9, Tigers 3 – Tiger pitching allowed 21 hits, which included four home runs, as the Pittsburgh Pirates won the second game of the series on Wednesday night.

James McCann hit a home run for …

By Dave Hart
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Pirates 5, Tigers 4 (14 Innings) – J.D. Martinez’ two run home run in the eighth inning was not enough to spark the Tigers, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Tigers in extra innings on Tuesday …

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Jamie Potts is beginning to hit his stride for the Spokane Indians of the Northwest League (Class A).

Potts, a graduate of Oakridge High School, raised his batting average to .265 on Tuesday night with a 3-for-4 performance in …

By Steve Gunn and Dave Hart
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MUSKEGON – Many area sports fans have feared that the Muskegon Lumberjacks could move and the L.C. Walker Arena could be dark and empty.

But it turns out just the opposite could be …

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

CALEDONIA – With more than half of the season gone, the Muskegon Clippers are in full control of the championship race in the Michigan Summer Collegiate Baseball League.

After finishing a close second last season, the …

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The summer is here and its time to get outside. SweetSpot DiscGolf is hosting the second installment of its Tuesday’s summer instructional series at McGraft Park in Muskegon.

This week’s episode will feature world class disc golf pro Ragna …

By Dave Hart
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Tigers 5, White Sox 4 – James McCann’s ninth inning walk-off home run led the Tigers over the Chicago White Sox on Sunday afternoon.

The Tigers scored five unanswered runs to overcome a late 4-0 deficit.…

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Two players from the 2014-15 Muskegon Lumberjacks were selected in Saturday’s National Hockey League draft.

Defenseman Christian Wolanin was taken in the the fourth round (107th overall pick)  by the Ottawa Senators. Defenseman Joseph Cecconi was selected in the …

By Justin Haggerty
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MUSKEGON TOWNSHIP – Last week, for the first time this season, the Muskegon Risers didn’t taste victory on their home field, instead playing to a draw against Ann Arbor.

On Saturday, with Coach David Wood away …

By Adam Knorr
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MUSKEGON – The Muskegon Mustangs rolled to a 50-0 victory against the Traverse City Wolves on Saturday to improve to 5-0 on the season.

The night’s most important player never played a down, but his brother …

By Dave Hart
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MUSKEGON – After rallying from a six-run deficit and winning on Friday night, the Muskegon Clippers are playing like a team that’s forgotten how to lose.

They demonstrated that on Saturday with a 5-1 and 6-2 …

The Detroit Red Wings made six selections in the 2015 NHL Draft over the weekend.

The Red Wings picked left wing Evgeny Svechnikov in the first round with the 19th pick in the draft. He played last season for Cape …

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The 34th annual Mercy Health Seaway Run took place on Saturday and over 3,000 runners took to the streets to participate. Both men and women competed in a half marathon, 15k and 5k races.

Here are the top 10 …

By Dave Hart and Steve Gunn
LocalSportsJournal.com

MUSKEGON – Now the Muskegon Clippers can say they’ve beaten every team in their league at least once this season.

And they completed that task on Friday night the hard way.

The Clippers …

By Dave Hart
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Tigers 5, White Sox 4 – J.D. Martinez’ solo home run in the eighth inning propelled the Tigers over the Chicago White Sox on Friday night.

Miguel Cabrera hit three doubles and knocked in his team …

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

White Sox 8, Tigers 7 (10 innings) – The Tigers dropped their second straight game, losing in extra innings against the Chicago White Sox on Thursday afternoon.

J.D. Martinez hit his team leading 18th home run …

By Dave Hart
LocalSportsJournal.com

MUSKEGON – Matt Williams was not supposed to be a part of the game for the Muskegon Clippers on Wednesday.

The slugging outfielder who doubles as a relief pitcher had a workout with the Grand Valley …

By Dave Hart
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Indians 8, Tigers 2 – The Tigers’ winning streak ended at three games after Wednesday afternoon’s loss to the Cleveland Indians.

J.D. Martinez accounted for the Tigers’ only runs with a two-run home run in the …