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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.


Kingsley d. Hart 25-16, 25-12…

By Steve Gunn
Local Sports Journal

Lorenzo Rodriguez’ life story almost reads like a Disney movie.

The former factory worker and school custodian became the head coach of the woeful, last-place Shelby High School football program in 2006. Eight years …

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The Whitehall baseball team saw its great season come to an end Saturday with a 4-2 loss to Gladwin in in a Division 2 regional semifinal game in Cadillac.

Gladwin broke open a 1-1 game with a …

By Mark Lewis
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High school sports teaches student-athletes more than just how to properly throw a ball, run a sprint, how to tackle, or how to block a volley.

Just ask Whitehall pitcher Jake Gillhespy.

“Before this …




Division 2
(at Hope College)
East Grand Rapids vs. Fruitport, 10 a.m.
Holland Christian vs. GR Catholic, noon

Finals, 2 p.m.

Division 2
(at Cadillac)
Newaygo vs. Escanaba, 10 a.m.
Gladwin vs. Whitehall, noon

Finals, 2 p.m.…

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The boys track team from Mason County Central came within a cat’s whisker of winning Saturday’s Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) Div. 3 state title.

In fact they came withing six points.

The Spartans, led by …

Here are the boys area qualifiers for the MHSAA state finals track meet on Saturday.

Division 1

Long jump: Brentton Smith, Grand Haven.
High jump: Adreon Billips, Mona Shores
Pole vault: Brandt Gruizinga, Grand Haven.
100: Marquon Sargent, Mona Shores.…

Here are the girls area qualifiers for the MHSAA state finals track meet on Saturday.

Division 1

High jump: Amy Kober, Grand Haven; Chloe Fox, Reeths-Puffer.
Long jump: Jasmine Gulley, Mona Shores.
100: Kynihay Brown, Muskegon.

Division 2

Pole vault: …

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Orchard View blanked Newaygo 3-0 in a Division 3 ditrict soccer game on Tuesday.

The win sends OV into the district semifinals on Thursday at 5 p.m. against Whitehall at Oakridge High School.

The Cardinals scored all …



Name: Morgan Giddings
School: Oakridge High School
Academics: 3.83 gpa
Athletics: Softball (4 years), Basketball (4 years), Volleyball (1 year). Four-time all-conference, three-time all-area, honorable mention all-state …

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NEWAYGO — Hesperia, White Cloud and Newaygo all had entrants win championships Tuesday in the Central States Athletic Association league track meets.

White Cloud finished second in the girls’ meet while Hesperia came in third in the …

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FRUITPORT — Nine first places  finishes, including three by Zack Gilson, helped carry the host Fruitport Trojans to the Lakes Eight Conference track meet championship Friday.

Gilson won the 200- and 400-meter dashes and added a …

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The Spring Lake Lakers ran away with the girls team title Friday in the Lakes Eight Conference track meet.

Spring Lake won the girls title with 211 points, taking 10 first-place finishes.

Carlyn Arteaga won the 200- …

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The Western Michigan Christian Warriors dropped their opening game against the host Lions at Saturday afternoon’s Newaygo Hardball Classic, but rebounded with a 4-2 win over Coopersville to split on the day.

Warrior Cam Waller logged his …

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Bailey Wilks, Andrea Majeski, and Katie Kostrzewa all scored Thursday, pacing the Mona Shores girls soccer team to a 3-0 O-K Black Conference win over Kenowa Hills.

Goalkeeper Lauren Cannon earned the shutout with 10 saves. Kennedy …