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Bob Eidson hired as Grand Haven interim head basketball coach

Andy Ruthkoski repeats as Tournament of Champions champion at Boyne Mountain

Ruthkoski runaway? Muskegon pro leads by five in Tournament of Champions at Boyne Mountain

By John Jarvi
Local Sports Journal

GRAND HAVEN — Grand Haven High School sorted out its options and ended up hiring an old Buccaneer player as its interim boys’ varsity basketball coach.

Bob Eidson, the girls’ varsity basketball coach at …

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BOYNE FALLS – Andy Ruthkoski kept his mistakes to a minimum and managed to win a second consecutive Tournament of Champions at Boyne Mountain Resort Wednesday.

The Muskegon mini-tour professional shot a closing 1-over-par 73 for a …

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The Muskegon Lumberjacks will be heading south for one of their preseason hockey games this coming fall.

The Lumberjacks have reached an agreement with Edge Ice Arena LLC in Holland to host a neutral site game on …

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BOYNE FALLS – Andy Ruthkoski plans to keep playing the Alpine Course at Boyne Mountain Resort exactly the same way he has played it to this point in the 23rd Tournament of Champions.

That can’t be good …

BOYNE FALLS – The Tournament of Champions at Boyne Mountain Resort is clearly a comfort zone for Andy Ruthkoski.

“It’s being comfortable in the experience,” said the defending champion and mini-tour professional from Muskegon who shot an 8-under-par 64 on …

By Jason Goorman
Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON – Sunday’s final round of the Henderson Memorial Match Play Championships at Lincoln Golf Club became a family affair.

Collin Breit stares down a putt during action on Sunday. Photo/Jason Goorman

In the …

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BOYNE FALLS — Muskegon golfer Andy Ruthkoski will start play Monday as the defending champion in the 23rd Annual Tournament of Champions at Boyne Mountain Resort.

Ruthkoski, 31, is one of three area players in the tournament …

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Henderson Memorial Match Play
(At Lincoln Golf Club)

SATURDAY RESULTS

Championship Flight
Ryan Mouw def. Chris Churchill, 7 and 6
Derek Jacobson def. Joel Maire in sudden death in 19 holes
Chris Carter def. Mike Buckner, 7 …

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COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Former Muskegon Mohawk radio announcer Eric Nadel will receive the Ford C. Frick Award for broadcasters today July 25 during the 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies.

The ceremony will start at 4:30 …

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Henderson Memorial Match Play
(At Lincoln Golf Club)

FRIDAY RESULTS

First-round matches

Championship flight
Ryan Mouw def. Jonny Morehouse, 8 and 7
Chris Churchill def. Brian Koratich, 2-up
Joel Maire def. Lee Hoffman, 4 and 2
Derek …

From DNR reports

DNR fishing guide, July 24

Muskegon area

Muskegon: Is producing trout and steelhead. Anglers are trolling spoons in the top 30 feet of waters 90 to 120 feet deep around the first set of commercial nets which …

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FRUITPORT — Work has started on Fruitport High School’s new Robert H. “Doc” Pierce Field memorial. And fund-raising is still continuing.

Athletic director Ken Erny said more than $17,000 of the estimated $19,000 needed for the memorial …

By Mike Mattson
Local Sports Journal

ROOSEVELT PARK – The city of Roosevelt Park rolled out a red carpet over the past five days for the Little League Majors (11-12) state baseball tournament.

And it proved to be quite a …

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Former Muskegon Lumberjack defenseman Jim Paek has accepted a position as the director of hockey for the Korea Ice Hockey Association (KIHA) and head coach of the Korean Men’s National Team.

Jim Paek

Paek, a longtime assistant …

From DNR reports

DNR fishing guide through July 23

Muskegon area

Muskegon: Pier anglers were trying for salmon and steelhead but had no luck. Boat anglers were running baits between the surface and 90 feet down. More fish were caught …

By Nick Howard
Local Sports Journal

Muskegon area hockey fans are mourning the loss of the legendary Joe Kastelic. The Kirkland Lake, Ontario native passed away July 16 at the age of 81.

Kastelic is remembered by area hockey fans …

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The Florida Open had quite a surprise this past weekend when Muskegon native and new Ocala, Fla. resident Caleb Johnson showed up.

Johnson won the championship after he birdied six out of the last seven holes to …

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MUSKEGON — Muskegon Community College’s cross country team will host its third-annual Jayhawk Team Challenge 5K fundraiser at McGraft Park on July 31.

The cross country race is open to all ages with teams consisting of three …

By Mike Mattson
Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON – Marc Okkonen spends many summer nights these days at historic Marsh Field.

He picks a seat, often buys a hot dog and enjoys the festive atmosphere surrounding the Muskegon Clippers’ baseball experience.…

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Muskegon native and Reeths-Puffer standout Mark Hughes is in running to be hired on as an assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons.

The Pistons have been undergoing a number of coaching changes in the offseason and Hughes …