The local high school basketball season is just getting cooking, with the action getting into full swing after the holidays.

Local Sports Journal is welcoming the new season with the publication of it’s full-color 2016 high school basketball preview section, which is available for free at local high school gymnasiums before games, as well as local restaurants ad retail outlets listed below.

The special newsprint section features previews of the area’s 44 boys and girls varsity basketball teams, as well a cover profile of Muskegon High School boys coach Keith Guy, whose team could make it back to the state finals this season.

The basketball preview also profiles Hall of Fame Western Michigan Christian Coach Jim Goorman, who has come out of retirement to assist his son with the WMC girls team while battling cancer; and a preview of this season’s anticipated heated rivalry between the talented Mona Shores and Reeths-Puffer girls teams.

The basketball preview section is made possible by the generosity of LSJ advertisers – so please patronize their businesses and thank them for supporting Muskegon-area high school sports!

The 2016 high school basketball preview section will available at the following games tonight and Friday:

Thursday December 15
Shelby at Whitehall (boys)
Ravenna at Montague (boys)

Friday December 16
Manistee at WMC (boys and girls)
Shelby at Oakridge (girls)
Whitehall at North Muskegon (girls)
Muskegon Heights at Muskegon Catholic (boys and girls)
Mason County Central at Montague (girls)
Ludington at Orchard View (boys and girls)
Hart at Ravenna (girls)
Holton at Hesperia (girls)
Fruitport at Calvary Christian (girls)
Reed City at Fremont (boys and girls)
Greenville at Reeths-Puffer (boys)
Grand Haven at Spring Lake (boys)

You can also pick up your copy of the basketball preview at the following outlets:


Laketon Mart – 2110 Evanston Ave
Shell gas station on Old Grand Haven Road
Ladds on Henry Street
Herbies Cafe
Toast and Jams on Henry St.
Mr. B’s Pancakes (Apple)
Carmen’s Cafe (downtown)
Tootsie’s Diner
Lakeside Cafe
Jack’s Corner Store (2281 E. Apple) 
Jack’s Corner Store (Old Grand Haven Rd.)

Subway downtown
Subway on Lakeshore Drive in Lakeside
Subway on Henry St. and Summit Ave.
Subway inside Walmart on Norton Ave. 
Subway inside Meijer on Henry St. and Norton Ave.
Suby on Old Grand Haven Road in Norton Shores
Subway inside Meijer by the Lakes Mall
Subway inside Walmart on Sherman

Subway 420 Whitehall Rd
Plumbs Market – 520 Whitehall Rd
Subway Whitehall and McMillan

Plumb’s 3271 Colby St. – Whitehall