MUSKEGON–The March 2023 Local Sports Journal 40-page edition hit the streets today. 

This month’s edition features our 2023 LSJ all-area teams for boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling, ice hockey, boys swimming along with boys and girls bowling.

We also have a one page salute to the Hart girls basketball team, which finished their season with a trip to the Breslin Center.

Other stories to check out include a recap of the Muskegon Big Reds march to the Division 1 championship game in boys basketball by Ron Rop.

Finally, don’t forget to check out Tom’s Two Cents Column by Tom Kendra introducing the Class of 2023 inductees that will be honored later this spring into the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame.

You currently can pick up a hard copy of our March magazine at the following locations: Subway (Grand Haven); Subway, Butch’s Burritos or Orchard Markets (Spring Lake); Subway or Orchard Markets (Fruitport); Pic & Pac (Norton Shores); Sports Clips on Harvey or Henry Street (Muskegon); Subway on Western, Henry or Old Grand Haven Road (Muskegon); Subway and Harding’s Supermarket (North Muskegon) Subway (Whitehall); Montague Foods (Montague); Hometown Pharmacy or Cherry Hill Supermarket (Shelby); Hansen’s Foods or Subway (Hart); Family Fare or Mancino’s (Ludington); Wesco or North Country Cafe (Scottville) and either Big Al’s Pizza or Family Fare (Manistee).

We are pleased to announce our boys basketball all-area teams for Divisions 1 & 2. Check back Saturday morning as we announce our online version of the Division 3 & 4 boys basketball teams along with other locations where you can pick up the magazine.

Division 1 & 2 Boys Basketball Dream Team

Keith Guy – Head Coach, Muskegon

Jordan Briggs – Muskegon

David Day III – Muskegon

Anthony Sydnor III – Muskegon

Harrison Sorelle – Grand Haven

Parker Hovey – Hart

Under the direction of Coach Keith Guy the Muskegon Big Reds posted a 14-0 record in the OK Green for the second consecutive season. This seaon Guy picked up his 400th career win as a head coach as Muskegon ended the season with a 26-3 record (Photo/Tim Reilly)

Parker Hovey led the Hart Pirates to an undefeated regular season. He averaged 25 points and 12 rebounds per game. Hovey will take his talents to Hope College next season (Photo/Leo Valdez)

David Day III averaged nine points per game for the Muskegon Big Reds. Day will take his talents to Aquinas College next season (Photo/Tim Reilly)

Jordan Briggs averaged 19 points per game for the Big Reds. Briggs will continue his basketball career next year at Wayne State University (Photo/Tim Reilly)

Anthony Sydnor averaged 14 points per game for the Muskegon Big Reds. Sydnor is headed to Ferris State University next season (Photo/Tim Reilly)

Grand Haven senior Harrison Sorrelle averaged 21.4 points and 6.8 rebounds.

Division 1 & 2 Boys Basketball First Team

Nick Bronsema – Head Coach, Hart

Travis Ambrose – Reeths-Puffer

Jaxson Whitaker – Reeths-Puffer

David Shillinger – Ludington

Camden Thompson – Whitehall

Jordon McDonald – Fremont

Under the direction of first-year year coach Nick Bronsema, Hart finished with an overall record of 23-1 and 12-0 in the West Michigan Conference Rivers Division. That was good for a conference title (Photo/Leo Valdez)

Whitehall sophomore Camden Thompson led Whitehall with 23.6 points and 14.4 rebounds per game (Photo/Leo Valdez)

Fremont senior Jordon McDonald led the Fremont Packers with 20.1 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. (Photo/Brett Farmer)

Ludington senior David Shillinger led the Ludington with 22.1 points and 3.8 steals per game. (Photo/Joe Washington)

Reeths-Puffer junior Travis Ambrose averaged 16.8 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. (Photo/Joe Lane II)

Reeths-Puffer junior Jaxson Whitaker led Reeths-Puffer with 19 points per game while grabbing 4.2 rebounds. (Photo/Joe Lane II)

Division 1 & 2 Boys Basketball Second Team

Thad Shank – Coach, Ludington

Terrance Davis – Muskegon

Zane Stahl – Spring Lake

Zach Schlepp – Spring Lake

Matthew Westhouse – Ludington

Blake Weirich – Hart

Under the direction of veteran coach Thad Shank (center), the Ludington Orioles finished with a 20-3 overall record and 11-1 in West Michigan Conference Lakes Division . They shared the league title with Whitehall (Photo/Joe Washington)

Muskegon junior Terrance Davis averaged eight points per game for the Big Reds (Photo/Tim Reilly)

Hart junior Blake Weirich averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds per game. (Photo/Leo Valdez)

Ludington senior Matthew Westhouse averaged 12.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. (Photo/Joe Washington)

Spring Lake junior Zach Schlepp averaged 12.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game for the Lakers. (Photo/Tim Reilly)

Spring Lake sophomore Zane Stahl averaged 12.7 points and 7.6 rebounds per game (Photo/Tim Reilly)

Division 1 & 2 Boys Basketball Honorable Mention:

Nate Aardema – Coach, Reeths-Puffer

Bode Anspach – Fruitport

Andrew Spyke – Fruitport

Jordan Bledsoe – Mona Shores

Kal Koehler – Whitehall

Camar Ready – Whitehall

Eli Morrison – Spring Lake

Nate Stump – Grand Haven

Joey Basil – Grand Haven

Chaz Miller – Fremont

Gavin Richards – Fremont

Spencer Holmes Jr. – Ludington

Stanley Cunningham – Muskegon

Peyton Ruel – Oakridge

Diego Escamillo – Hart