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  • Jacks show comeback spirit again, and Gushchin scores an amazing goal, but Team USA wins in shootout 5-4
  • Volleyball summaries: Oct. 4

    October 4, 2012

    Holton d. Pentwater 25-8, 25-12, 25-7

    Holton stats
    SERVICE POINTS-ACES: Jacki Stone 21-4 Morgan Sundberg 7-5, Felicia Santos 7-3. ATTACKS-KILLS: Rachel Younts 21-12, Cassidy VanBlargan 14-8, Stone 9-6. SETS-ASSISTS: Megan Latsch 53-27. DIGS: younts 5, Morgan Sundberg 4, Cassidy …

  • LSJ writers offer up their fearless forecasts on Week 7 prep football games

    October 4, 2012Based on this week’s picks, it appears the Local Sports Journal writers think this is an easy week. Most of the schools are unanimous picks to win their games on Week 7. We’ll just have to wait and see what…

  • DNR weekly fishing report: Salmon fishing continues to slow down for area anglers

    October 4, 2012

    Michigan Department of Natural Resources

    Here are some reminders and requests from the Michigan DNR along with its weekly fishing report.

    Anglers are reminded that all Type 1 and Type 2 rivers and streams along with the Type A and …

  • No need for further debate: Miguel Cabrera is the AL MVP no matter how you look at it (Opinion)

    October 4, 2012

    By Shawn Liverance
    Local Sports Journal

    Let’s say it right now – Miguel Cabrera, hands down, is the American League’s Most Valuable Player.

    Yes, I might be partial.

    I am a huge baseball and Tigers fan.

    It is my favorite …

  • Ryan Craker scores in overtime, Fruitport nips Orchard View 2-1 in Lakes 8 soccer

    October 3, 2012Local Sport Journal Ryan Craker scored on a breakaway in the first overtime on Wednesday night and led the Fruitport Trojans to a 2-1 Lakes 8 soccer victory over state-ranked Orchard View. Craker’s goal was assisted by Colin Sparks with…

  • Volleyball summaries: Oct. 3

    October 3, 2012

    White Cloud d. Holton 25-14, 25-22, 25-22

    Holton stats
    SERVICE POINTS-ACES: Rachel Younts 10-1, Morgan Sundberg 5-1, Megan Latsch 4-1. SETS-ASSISTS: Latsch 65-16. ATTACKS-KILLS: Younts 19-6, Jacki Stone 17-5, Liz Colvin 11-3. DIGS: Cassidy VanBlargan 13, Stone 9, Younts …

  • Mona Shores earns Ernie Popiel Memorial golf tournament title

    October 3, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    The Mona Shores girls golf team ran away with the Ernie Popiel Memorial Tournament on Tuesday.

    The Sailors shot a 319 on the par-72 Egypt Valley Golf Course. That was 24 shots better than runnerup Forest Hills …

  • Volleyball rankings: Week of Oct. 1

    October 3, 2012

    (Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball Coaches Association)


    1, Mattawan

    2, Richland Gull Lake

    3, Clarkston

    4, Macomb Dakota

    5, Lake Orion

    6, GR Forest Hills Northern

    7, Livonia Churchill

    8, East Grand Rapids

    9, Portage Central

    10, Farmington …

  • Muskegon facing Grand Rapids Union in Black Out For Cancer

    October 3, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Unbeaten Muskegon will host Grand Rapids Union Friday night in a Black Out For Cancer game.

    The Big Reds will be wearing black jerseys for the contest, which is being staged to help fight cancers in men. …

  • Jacob Carlson scores seven goals in Mona Shores’ soccer shutout over Muskegon

    October 3, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Jacob Carlson set a school record with seven goals on  Tuesday night in Mona Shores’ 7-0 boys soccer victory over the Muskegon Big Reds.

    Carlson scored four goals in the first half and three in the second …


    October 2, 2012


    East Grand Rapids n/a, Mona Shores 64

    200 Medley Relay: 1, East Grand Rapids (Lela Underwood-Marie Lachance-Maria Angell-Lydia Luke) 2:01.16; 2, Mona Shores (Brooke Studabaker-Makenzie Fairfield-Rachel Resterhouse-Lauren Zeerip) 2:05.97.

    200 Free: 1, Riley Witting, EGR, 2:14.75; 2, Helen …

  • Rockets pull out 1-0 soccer victory over league foe Kenowa Hills

    October 2, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    The Reeths-Puffer Rocket boys soccer team’s offense picked up an early goal Tuesday night and the Rocket defense held on for a shutout in a 1-0 victory over O-K Black rival Kenowa Hills.
    Rocket Brandon Gillikin notched …

  • Western Michigan Christian loses conference showdown, top defender

    October 2, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Western Michigan Christian dropped a 2-1 decision to Covenant Christian on Tuesday night at Warrior Field.

    The loss was painful enough since the Chargers now own the t0p sport in the River Valley Conference at 5-0-1, but …


    October 2, 2012


    River Valley Conference
    Western Michigan Christian d. Hudsonville Freedom Christian 25-10, 25- 16, 25-18.
    Western Michigan Christian stats
    KILLS – Rachel Bruinsma 12, Vanessa Eekhoff 8, Maria Ma 7, Julia Merz 3, Julianna Carter 1. ASSISTS: Merz 25, Ma …


    October 2, 2012


    Grand Haven 8, Zeeland West 0

    SINGLES – 1,  Cory Searly, GH,  d. Drew Johnson 6-0, 6-0. 2, Finn Heins, GH, d. Adam Busa 6-1, 6-0. 3, Varun Biddanda, GH, d. Ian Pierce 6-0, 6-0. 4, Jeff Stevens, …

  • Archery season now open throughout the state

    October 2, 2012

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources

    The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the archery deer season opened statewide on Monday, Oct. 1. The season runs through Nov. 14, then reopens after the firearm deer season for late archery …

  • Reeths-Puffer slips past Fruitport in boys soccer action

    October 1, 2012Local Sports Journal The Reeths-Puffer Rockets surrendered the game’s first goal then came back with two second-half goals and defeated Fruitport 2-1 on Monday. Ryan Craker, with assistance from Taylor McLaughlin, gave the Trojans a 1-0 lead 10 minutes into…

  • Tennis summary: Oct. 1

    October 1, 2012


    Grand Haven 8, East Kentwood 0

    SINGLES: 1, Korey Searle, GH, d. Tien-Anh Tran 6-0, 6-2. 2, Finn Heins, GH, d.  Alex Birkman, 6-4, 4-6, 6-1. 3, Varun Biddanda, GH, d. Kevin Seo, 6-0, 6-0. 4, Jeff Stevens, GH, …

  • Volleyball summaries: Oct. 1

    October 1, 2012


    Spring Lake d. Muskegon 25-6, 25-10, 25-14

    Spring Lake stats

    ACES: Emily Blahnik 5, Brooke TenBrink 4. KILLS: Kelsee Zuidema 12, Lydia Suchecki 11. BLOCKS: Courtney Kyser 3. SETS: Blahnik 22. DIGS: TenBrink 16.

    Record:  Spring Lake 10-12.


  • Muskegon Community College women’s soccer team wins again

    October 1, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    The Muskegon Community College women’s soccer team scored three goals in the opening half en route to a 3-1 victory over Delta Community College.

    Anna Carmean scored the game’s first goal with an assist credited to Linsye …