• Volleyball summary: Sept. 29

    Posted on 09/30/2012


    East Grand Rapids Tournament

    Forest Hills Central d. Fruitport 25-18, 25-22
    Lakeview d. Fruitport 25-17, 13-25, 15-12
    Fruitport d. GR Christian 19-25, 25-21, 15-13

  • Fruitport hangs on to beat Grant, earns playoff spot and owns first place in Lakes 8 football race [VIDEO]

    Posted on 09/28/2012

    By Ron Rop
    Local Sports Journal

    FRUITPORT – For three quarters it sure looked like the Fruitport Trojans would waltz to an easy victory and a...

  • Football summaries: Sept. 28

    Posted on 09/28/2012



    Grant 0 – 0 – 0 – 14 — 14
    Fruitport 6 – 8 – 7 – 0 —...

  • Spring Lake holds off Fruitport 1-0 in Lakes 8 soccer showdown

    Posted on 09/28/2012

    Local Sports Journal

    For the second time this week, the top-ranked Spring Lake Laker boys soccer team got a scare.

    On Thursday, the Lakers received a penalty...

  • Orchard View wins battle of top soccer teams in Lakes 8

    Posted on 09/25/2012

    Local Sports Journal Orchard View survived a Lakes 8 showdown with a 2-1 victory over the Fruitport Tr0jans on Tuesday. The Cardinals received a first-half goal off...

  • Dakota Gordon rushes for 133 yards in Fruitport victory over Ludington

    Posted on 09/22/2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Dakota Gordon rushed for 133 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Tyler Fehler ran for one score and passed for another in Fruitport’s...

  • Grant tops Fremont 21-14 with late score; looks ahead to Lakes 8 showdown at Fruitport

    Posted on 09/21/2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Grant coach Jim Stickney is excited for next week’s Lakes 8 showdown at Fruitport.

    The Tigers will head to Fruitport for a battle between...

  • Fruitport slips past Ludington 2-1 in Lakes 8 soccer

    Posted on 09/20/2012

    Local Sports Journal The Fruitport Trojans were up to the challenge on Thursday in a Lakes 8 soccer match. The Trojans escaped with a 2-1 victory over...

  • Fruitport guns down Lakes 8 rival Fremont in boys soccer action

    Posted on 09/18/2012

    Local Sports Journal

    The Fruitport Trojans remained perfect in Lakes 8 soccer action on Tuesday with a 5-0 victory over the Fremont Packers.

    The Trojans (6-3-2, 3-0)...

  • Volleyball summaries Sept. 18

    Posted on 09/18/2012

    Western Michigan Christian d. Muskegon Catholic Central 
    32-30, 25-7, 25-19

    WM Christian stats
    ACES: Vanessa Eekhoff 10, Maria Ma 6, Rachel Bruinsma 3, Lorelle Hallenbeck...

  • Boys tennis results: Sept. 17

    Posted on 09/17/2012


    Grand Haven 5, Rockford 3

    SINGLES: 1, Korey Searle, GH, d. Tyler Kowalk, 0-6, 6-4, 6-2. 2, Ryan Korlewitz, R, d. Finn Heins, 7-5, 4-6, 6-1....

  • Volleyball summaries: Sept. 15

    Posted on 09/15/2012

    Caledonia Elite Tournament

    WM Christian d. Caledonia 25-17, 15-25, 15-12
    WM Christian d. Holland West Ottawa 27-25, 7-25, 16-14
    GR Christian d. WM Christian 25-16,...

  • Prep football round up: second half pushes Hesperia over Holton

    Posted on 09/14/2012

    HESPERIA 26, HOLTON 8 – Host Hesperia overcame an 8-7 halftime deficit to pick up the victory. The Panthers took a 7-0 lead in the...

  • Fruitport tops Howard City Tri-County in boys soccer

    Posted on 09/14/2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Fruitport’s Matt Escalante and Colin Sparks both tallied hat tricks as the Trojans topped Howard City Tri-County 8-0 on Thursday night in Lakes...

  • Volleyball summaries: Sept. 11

    Posted on 09/11/2012


    Western Michigan Christian d. Freedom Christian 25-13, 25-13, 25-16.

    ATTACKS-KILLS: Rachel Bruinsma 26-13, Vanessa Eekhoff 18-8. SETS: Julie Merz 26. DIGS: Bruinsma 6, Anna Sweetman...

  • Fruitport guns down Grant 9-0 in Lakes 8 soccer action

    Posted on 09/11/2012

    Local Sports Journal The Fruitport Trojans made quick work of the Grant Tigers on Tuesday in a Lakes 8 soccer match. The more experienced Trojans improved their...

  • LSJ preview: Fruitport’s first-year coach aims for Lakes 8 conference title

    Posted on 09/9/2012

    Last month, the Local Sports Journal published a 24-page high school football preview section. Here is the preview story on the Fruitport Trojans. If you...

  • Jacob Carlson scores lone goal in Mona Shores’ soccer victory over Fruitport

    Posted on 09/8/2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Senior Jacob Carlson scored with 17:17 remaining in the first half on Saturday to account the game’s only goal in the nonleague soccer...

  • Volleyball summary: Sept. 8

    Posted on 09/8/2012


    Whitehall Invitational

    Mona Shores d. Coopersville 25-8, 25-18
    Mona Shores d. Whitehall 25-23, 25-19
    Mona Shores d. Ludington 25-12, 2-18


    East Kentwood Invitational

    GR Northview d. Fruitport 25-19,...

  • Fruitport gains ownership of the Wooden Oar after defeating Spring Lake

    Posted on 09/7/2012

    By David Tomczak
    Local Sports Journal

    Fruitport coach Greg Vargas was all smiles after Friday night’s 15-6 Lakes 8 Conference win over Spring Lake.

    After five years...