Local Sports Journal

Newaygo let a halftime lead slip away and dropped a 44-33 Class B district semifinal game to Sparta on Wednesday night.

Sparta will play Fremont in Friday’s district championship game at Sparta High School.

The Lions led 21-20 at halftime, but were outscored 24-12 after halftime.

Shelby Boyd led Newaygo with 14 points.