Local Sports Journal

After falling short last year, the Spring Lake soccer team clinched the Lakes 8 Conference championship for the seventh time in eight years Tuesday with a 2-0 victory over Ludington.

Spring Lake’s Lucas Ribeiro scored the first goal at the 19 minute mark in the second half, coming off of a Dylan Constantine assist. Constantine put the game away just five minutes later with a goal of his own, with Ribeiro getting the assist.

The Lakers are now 13-1-3 overall and 9-0 in the league. They play a makeup game against Orchard View Wednesday.

“It was nice to get a trophy, [it was] nice to end the season with that,” said Spring Lake Coach Jeremy Thelen.

Muskegon 2, Reeths-Puffer 0 – Daniel Sischo drew first blood early, scoring five minutes into the game for Muskegon. Miguel Flores added the second goal on a free kick. Muskegon improved to 10-4-1 overall and 5-4 in the O-K Black Conference.

Fruitport 1, Muskegon Catholic 0 – Noah Hendricks scored the game’s lone goal in the second half. Conner Deenen had eight saves in goal for the Trojans.

Western Michigan Christian 4, Leland 1 – The No. 9-ranked Warriors took down No. 6 ranked Leland at Warrior Field. WMC’s Ben Mast collected a pair of of goals, with one goal coming off a crossing pass by Eli Vandervelde. Mast also recorded an assist on a goal by Dylan Mines, who slipped a shot into the corner. John Larson tallied the other Warrior goal.