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Shoreline Insurance Game of the Week: OV, Fruitport set to lock horns with league honors, playoff berths at stake

Newcomer David Keefer already lighting up the scoreboard for 3-0 Lumberjacks

Jayhawk volleyball team remains in contention for another league title after a slow start this season

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The Mona Shores girls cross country team remains undefeated as they topped Reeths-Puffer 24-34 on Wednesday.

Jacie Seward, Sarah Resterhouse, Alex Rakowski and Nicole Gagnon had their best times of the season.

Annika Cotner, Morgan Dennison, Peyton …

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The Mona Shores boys cross country team defeated Reeths-Puffer 17-46 on Wednesday evening.

Bailey Brown took first place overall with a time of 17:13, while Ryan Waz took second place with a time of 17:34.

Zeke Clark …

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Mona Shores t. Hudsonville 4-4

Singles

1 Michael Kiley MS d. Matt Durham Hud Forfeit

2 James Surge MS d. Caleb Bylsma Hud 6-1; 6-1

3 Spencer Dayton Hud d. John Hunt MS 7-5; 6-4

4 Trey …

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Holton d. Lake View 25-19; 25-20; 25-4

Holton Stats

ACES: Ashley Friend 4, Rachel Younts 2. KILLS: R. Younts 12, Jacki Stone 11. ASSISTS: Shelbey Younts 31. DIGS: Stone 8, R. Younts 6. BLOCKS: Brandi Taylor 1, …

By Steve Gunn
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Some might say that Friday’s Orchard View-Fruitport game is less than a big deal, because neither team is leading the Lakes 8 Conference.

But the Cardinals and Trojans see it quite differently. Each team …

By Steve Gunn
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MUSKEGON – The Muskegon Lumberjacks are counting on a lot of scoring this season from their talented group of nine veteran forwards.

So far they’ve met expectations, with 11 of the team’s 15 goals …

By Adam Knorr
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MUSKEGON – The Muskegon Community College volleyball team got off to a slow start this season, dropping its first five matches.

That may have convinced rivals that the Jayhawks were set to have a …

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Spring Lake used goals from Braeden Lukkari and Alec Palmer to down Muskegon Catholic 2-0 Tuesday in Lakes 8 Conference soccer action.

Keegan George got an assist on the Lukkari goal, while Kyle Zietlow had the assist …

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The Muskegon Community College volleyball team remained unbeaten at home this season and improved its conference record to 7-1 with a 25-20, 25-18, 25-23 victory over Ancilla College Tuesday.

Dani Jones paced the Jayhawks with 12 kills. …

Boys tennis

Non-league

West Ottawa 7, Mona Shores 1

SINGLES – 1, Nick Schnobel, WO, d. Michael Kiley 6-3, 6-1
2, Mark VanderStoep, WO, d. James Surge 6-1, 6-1
3, Joe Miller, WO, d. John Hunt 6-0, 6-1
4, Taylor …

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VOLLEYBALL

Grant d. Reed City 25-10, 25-16, 25-14

Grant results

ACES: Dayna Wood 8, Sierra Schuitema 4, Courtney Wegener 2, Emily Gabrielse 1. KILLS: Wood 9, Hanna Anderson 5, Andrea Gardner 4, Laura Bouwkamp 4, Brittanie Railling …

By Victor Skinner
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HESPERIA – In late July Damien Halverson was starting to prepare for a big senior season in cross country.

He had every reason to be excited.

Damien Halverson

The Hesperia runner had been an …

By Jim Moyes
jimmoyes@aol.com

Although a few of the typical West Michigan Conference powerhouses of recent vintage have struggled somewhat at the start of this 2014 football season, nevertheless, this venerable conference conjures up many of my favorite Moyes’s Memories.…

By Jason Goorman
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WHITEHALL – The Whitehall boys soccer team found itself in a familiar position following Monday’s West Michigan Conference showdown with North Muskegon:

Alone at the top of the league.

Whitehall’s Jon Gonzalez prepares to …

By Adam Knorr
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MUSKEGON – When Reeths-Puffer’s opponents talked about playing the Rockets this season, they probably assumed their biggest challenge would be stopping Dereko Riley.

After all, the junior running back gained 837 yards last season …

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The Mona Shores Sailors ran away with the girls team title Saturday in the 12th Annual Fruitport Cross Country Invitational at Rycenga Park.

Mona Shores won its third title in a row in the meet with 34 …

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Western Michigan Christian shut out Grand Rapids West Catholic 5-0 Saturday in non-league soccer action.

Will Deur tallied the Warriors’ first goal off an assist from Evan Fles. WMC took a 2-0 halftime lead after Eric Bourdo …

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Mona Shores’ Ryan Susterich scored an early goal and Jake DeRemer followed up with two goals of his own as the Sailors topped Fruitport 3-0 on Saturday.

Nathan Hoover posted a pair of assists while goalies Tyler …

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VOLLEYBALL

Rockford Invitational

Rockford d. Fruitport 25-19, 25-19
Fruitport d. St.Joe 25-27, 25-19, 15-11
Fruitport d. Battle Creek 18-25, 25-18, 15-8
Fruitport d. Rockford 17-25, 25-17, 15-11

Fruitport stats
ACES: Sammy Hockstra 2, Katie Veihl 2, Bre …

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VOLLEYBALL

Zeeland East Invitational

Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills d. Spring Lake 25-15, 25-23
Comstock Park d. Spring Lake 25-23, 25-17
West Catholic d. Spring Lake 25-17, 26-24, 15-10
Northview d. Spring Lake 25-8, 25-9

Spring Lake Stats…