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Nicole Karel’s goal nine minutes into overtime led the Oakridge girls soccer team to a 2-1 victory over Newaygo Saturday in the Division 3 district finals at Belding High School.

Oakridge won its third district championship in the past …

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2015 GIRLS SOCCER DISTRICTS

Division 1 Grand Haven

Tuesday
Jenison 2, Mona Shores 1
Holland West Ottawa 2, Grand Haven 1
Grandville 11, Grand Rapids Union 0

Division 2 Fruitport

Tuesday
Spring Lake 1, Reeths-Puffer 0
Fruitport 3, Coopersville …

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The Ludington girls soccer team remained perfect on the season with a pair of wins Saturday in the Oriole Invitational.

Ludington beat Shelby 6-0 and Newaygo 1-0. The Orioles are now 9-0.

Senior standout Jacquelyn Lynch led the way …

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The American Youth Basketball Tour is gearing up for its summer sessions in west Michigan.

The local AYBT events in Muskegon and Ludington are giving $25 discounts to teams who sign up by March 31st.

The Muskegon 5-on-5 series …

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The Spring Lake boys basketball team held on to defeat Newaygo 67-62 Monday in a Class B regional first round contest at Hamilton High School.

The Lakers led 17-7 after the first quarter and 30-25 at halftime. 

Kyle Zietlow …

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The Newaygo boys basketball team defeated Grant 61-43 on Friday night in a Class B district final game at Fremont High School.

The Lions led 27-20 at halftime and 37-29 after the third quarter before closing the game out …

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North Muskegon had a strong first half on the offensive end and cruised to a 58-42 victory over Fruitport.

North Muskegon, which led 29-18 at halftime, also was hot from the outside with eight 3-pointers.

Ben Gautraud …

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The Holton girls basketball team let a big lead get away Tuesday, but pulled itself together when it mattered the most and captured a 60-53 victory over Orchard View.

The Red Devils led by 22 points midway …

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The Muskegon Heights Tigers used balanced scoring to produce a 72-64 victory over Ludington on Tuesday night.

Antonio Jones led Muskegon Heights with 17 points. Anthony Jones and DeMonte Jones added 11 points each.

Cameron Bandstra led …

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The league-leading Reeths-Puffer girls maintained their grip on first place in the O-K Black with a 45-38 victory over Zeeland East in girls basketball action on Tuesday night.

Reeths-Puffer led by six points at the half and …

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The Mona Shores girls basketball team held on to defeat Rockford 49-44 behind a strong third quarter in which the Sailors had a 13-4 run.

The Sailors are now 8-1 on the season and will return to …

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The Reeths-Puffer Rockets churned out 52 points in the first half and cruised to the 80-48 victory over Fruitport.

In all, the Rockets made 10 shots from beyond the 3-point line.

Jordan Cooley led Reeths-Puffer (5-3) with …

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The Mona Shores girls basketball tgeam appears more than ready to open O-K Black Conference play on Friday.

The Sailors improved to 5-1 on the season with a convincing 62-44 non-league victory over Jenison on Tuesday. They …

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The Newaygo Lions didn’t let a 19-point Hesperia halftime lead stop them from rallying to gain an 85-79 win in boys basketball on Tuesday.

The Lions trailed 50-31 at halftime but used a second half full-court press …

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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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Hart hung on for dear life in a West Michigan Conference girls basketball victory over Mason County Central.

Hart led the entire game, including by double digits in the fourth quarter, before the Spartans pulled to within …

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A strong second quarter propelled Grant to a 62-46 victory over the Holton Red Devils in a CSAA Crossover contest on Tuesday night.

The Tigers turned up the intensity with full-court pressure, which created numerous turnovers. In …

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Grant d. Newaygo 25-17, 25-9, 25-16

Grant Stats

SERVICE POINTS-ACES: Dayna Wood 2, Kenzie Nicholes 2, Brittanie Railling 2, Courtney Wegener 2. KILLS: Sierra Schuitema 8, Railling 7, Hannah Anderson 6, Wood 4. ASSISTS: Schuitema 23. DIGS: …

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Kent City d. Newaygo 25-7, 25-15, 25-16

POINTS: Brandi Boehm 11, Meghan Boyd 10, Kelsey Krueger 10. ACES: Boyd 4, Krueger 3, Boehm 1. ASSISTS: Kassidy Heeringa 17. KILLS: Olivia Harrison 7, Boehm 7, Justine Wolter 7. …

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After winning its pool, the Ludington volleyball team thundered through the bracket rounds to capture Mason County Central’s tournament. The Orioles topped Shelby in two games in the final round.

QUARTERFINAL RESULTS

Kingsley d. Hart 25-16, 25-12…