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Oakridge holds on to defeat inspired Orchard View 22-19 in the "Battle of Apple Avenue"

Muskegon Catholic ties school record for consecutive victories with a 45-0 thrashing of Ravenna

Mona Shores sinks the mighty Big Reds 48-27 to nail down O-K Black Conference football championship

By John Jarvi
Local Sports Journal

SPRING LAKE — The Spring Lake Lakers turned their offense loose Friday night and came away with a playoff-clinching 56-27 football victory over the Shelby Tigers at Thomas Grabinski Field.

The victory pushed Spring …

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The Reeths-Puffer Rockets closed out the season with a 27-7 loss to Kenowa Hills.

The Rockets finished the season with a 3-6 overall record and 1-4 in the OK Black conference.

Dereko Riley scored the lone touchdown …

By Dave Hart
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MUSKEGON – The Oakridge Eagles and Orchard View Cardinals look forward to meeting up every season in the “Battle of Apple Avenue.”

Pride is always at stake in this neighborhood rivalry, and this year …

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The Montague Wildcats nearly took the final game of the season, but fell to Fremont after a wild fourth quarter comeback, 46-36.

After scoring 28 points in the first quarter and gaining a 36-20 lead at halftime, …

By Lucas Rains
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RAVENNA – What could have been a really good game between two local powers ended the way it always does when Muskegon Catholic plays:

The Crusaders rolled to another one-sided victory.

This time the …

By Adam Knorr
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MUSKEGON – For two quarters Friday, the showdown between Mona Shores and Muskegon looked like it would be the nail-biter that everyone expected.

The teams traded blows in the first two quarters and went …

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Grand Haven struggled offensively as it fell to East Kentwood, 56-17.

East Kentwood’s Kyle Friberg had four touchdowns on the evening, while the Falcons’ offense racked up 455 yards of total offense compared to Grand Haven’s 373 …

By Steve Gunn
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MUSKEGON – Muskegon Lumberjacks goalie Eric Schierhorn has been itching to get another crack at the Green Bay Gamblers.

He lost every game he played against Green Bay last season, including the final contest …

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Keenan Aylor had a big fourth quarter for Whitehall as he took a punt return 85 yards into the end zone to help the Vikings cruise past the Grant Tigers, 30-14 and finish their season 7-2.

Whitehall …

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The Mason County Central Spartans finished the season with a 34-7 victory over  the Ludington Orioles.

In the first quarter, the Spartans’ Chance Iles snatched up a fumble and returned it 35 yards to give the Spartans …

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Holton capped off its season with a dominating 61-0 win over Wyoming Lee on Friday night.

The Red Devils jumped out to an early first quarter lead with passing touchdowns from quarterback Hayden Cregg to Jacob Bowden …

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North Muskegon Norsemen won a high-scoring affair against non-conference foe Hesperia 42-25 in Friday night football action.

The Norsemen held onto their slim playoff hopes with their fifth win of the season. Hesperia falls to 1-8 to …

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The Muskegon Community College women’s soccer team defeated the Alma jayvees 2-0 on Thursday.

MCC broke open a 0-0 game with a pair of second-half goals. Kaitlin Richardson scored 2 minutes into the second half off a …

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West Michigan Conference
All Conference Boys Soccer
Fall 2014

Windsor Maracek Sr. Whitehall
Daniel Dubois Jr. Whitehall
Jon Gonzalez Jr. Whitehall
Richard Simons Sr. Whitehall
Hayden Collins Sr. Whitehall

Matt Kowalski Sr. North Muskegon
Justice Sikkema So. …

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Justin Abdelkader

Justin Abdelkader’s overtime goal capped off an incredible 4-3 Red Wing comeback win over Pittsburgh at the Joe Louis Arena on Thursday. The Mona Shores grad found the goal after Henrik Zetterberg deflected a pass …

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Western Michigan Christian d. Tri-County 20-25, 25-14, 25-13
Unity Christian d. Western Michigan Christian 25-21, 25-21

Western Michigan Christian stats

ACES: Ashley Schuitema 3. KILLS: Bronte Michura 16, Schuitema 12, Miranda Shafer 7. DIGS: Schuitema 18, Emma …

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Spring Lake neutralized talented East Lansing forward DeJuan Jones for most of Thursday’s Division 2 regional championship soccer game.

But Jones scored on his lone shot in the final minute to lift the host Trojans to a …

By Jason Goorman
Local Sports Journal

Wow. It’s already the last week of the regular season.

And what an odd high school football season it’s been.

First we had week after week of really ugly blowouts, even in a lot …

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Western Michigan Christian posted a solid 3-0 win over Harbor Springs in the Division 4 regional semifinals on Wednesday.

Ben Mast gave the Warriors a 1-0 lead and John Larson followed up with a goal of his …

By Mike Mattson
Local Sports Journal

MUSKEGON – Taran “T.J.” Smith entered Muskegon High School wanting to catch footballs for the Big Reds.

But Coach Shane Fairfield had other ideas for Smith.

Taran Smith

“They put me at (linebacker) my …