Area sports fans,
We know how much you love Muskegon area sports. And we loved bringing you the game stories, features, sports news, opinion columns and scores from throughout the community for many years. But something happened several months ago – a group of sportswriters that covered Muskegon area sports for more than 100 years combined was silenced. But not for long … we’re back and ready to do it all over again.
This time right here at localsportsjournal.com
Sportswriters Tom Kendra, Mike Mattson, Ron Rop, Mark Lewis, Dave Tomczak and many others will start providing you with the kind of local sports coverage you’re accustomed to reading. We’ve also added Jim Moyes, who will bring his expertise in writing stories about the “good old days” of Muskegon-area sports.
It starts today with coverage of Saturday night’s Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame inductees and a preview of the weeklong Muskegon Lumberjacks’ training camp.
Throughout the coming weeks, you will get a taste of what we have to offer.
We can’t get into too many specifics right now (we have competitors we have to consider), but you will be reading about the Lumberjacks’ training camp this coming week as well as stories from next Saturday’s prep all-star football game at Mona Shores High School. We may even throw in a few historical “throwback” stories that just might bring back memories of past teams, games and athletes.
We also have a couple sports related news stories that we guarantee you will read here first.
We have a lot of exciting stories on our budget, but we want your input to keep this endeavor moving forward. What would you like to read about? Anything you’ve been missing of late you’d like to see?
Let us know.
We’re also looking for feedback on the function of our website. We know we are opening ourselves up for some possible heat, but improvement can’t happen without you. If something isn’t functioning properly, let us know. Maybe you have an idea that will make our site more efficient. We want your input to make us better at giving you what you want.
There is one request from the LSJ staff and that is be patient as the site begins to grow. Localsportjournal.com is stepping on the stage early. But only because we want everything running smoothly by Fall.
We guarantee you will not find a better website providing coverage of Muskegon area sports anywhere.
Thanks for your support,
Local Sports Journal staff
This is great. Man if I could get local new from you guys along with sports I'd cancel the Chronical right now.
Make that local news.
Marty: local news may be in our future as well. We want to see how the sports side goes before launching anything new
Great job Rop, Kendra, Mattson, et al. This site is nicely done for just starting. You will get a lot of support from the community for doing what you do best, cover the local sports scene.
The old saying "You don't know what you had until it is gone" applies to the sports coverage in Muskegon. It is great to hear of the new venture. Tom Kendra, Mike Mattson, Ron Rop, etc. you have a lot of support and I wish you guys the best!
thanks guys this is going to be awesome, one season is enough for me as a coach I always looked for stats on individuals or teams to prepare my athletes and season was the worst. Also guys there is a Meijer State Games in GR this weekend and it's not just Track and Field we went last year and the kids had an awesome time. Hope to see one of you there…thanks and good luck on this venture.
We got rid of the so called "Muskegon Chronicle", because it talked very little about Muskegon at all! It's nice to see you guys wanting to get back to the roots of what the Chronicle use to be. Keep it up, and thank you!
This is great! It's wonderful to see that professional, knowledgeable, quality sports writing is returning to Muskegon. Here's hoping that it spreads to other similar cities across Michigan. Kick some butt!
I hope so
Great idea boys! Can't wait to read more!
Thanks Greg. We've had great response from the community and the website has been up less than two weeks.
Good luck with this..
Amazing article, cheers, I will visit again later!
This is very good, really like this. I live Atlanta,ga. And I miss the news of sports back up in west Michigan. Thanks so much.
Let me know if you need a stringer for the Grand Haven area.
This is fantastic! So glad you guys are still writing. Need to get the word out though – I had no idea this existed until stumbling upon it.
What local businesses carry copies of the Sports Journal?
Montague Football boys are in this issue out now!
Can we order from the paper??
I finally found you guys-I heard you were launching something like this-This is GREAT for area sports! And the guys covering it WOW! Good luck- you have a lot of support from the White Lake area.
It appears you website needs some updating. Have no idea where to get a copy of your High School preview. Where are they being sold at?
Thanks for the direction Duane!
You can purchase our football tab at area Plumb’s stores. Whitehall, North Muskegon, and in Muskegon on Apple Ave. and Sherman. It’s also available at Orchard Market in Fruitport and Spring Lake.