Local Sports Journal

Muskegon Catholic Central has joined the Lakes 8 Conference.

Muskegon Catholc Athletic Director Erich Adams

Muskegon Catholc Athletic Director Erich Adams

The change will take place for all sports according to Crusader Athletic Director Eric Adams, who posted the news on the school’s Facebook page.

MCC will now face local opponents Orchard View, Fruitport, Spring Lake, Fremont, and Ludington.

The jump from the River Valley Conference, which is predominately made of Class D schools, matches up the Class D Crusaders against Class B teams.

“I fully anticipate all of our teams being more than competitive and contending for conference championships any given season,” Adams said in his letter addressing the Crusader nation on Facebook.

It also appears from Adam’s address that Grant and Howard City Tri-County will be leaving the Lakes 8.

The conference will be releasing details of internal moves later this week.

MCC has had many successful seasons in multiple areas of its athletic program. Its highly touted football program is recognized through out the state. The boys basketball program has tasted recent success reaching the state semifinals in 2012. The school’s track program has been extremely competitive by winning five-straight regional titles up until this past season. The boys soccer and baseball programs have also done very well.

The question that remains is for the River Valley Conference. Western Michigan Christian is the lone area school left in a conference primarily made up of Grand Rapids area schools.