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  • Spring Lake girls soccer team wins another heart-stopper, 2-1 over Byron Center, to earn a berth in Division 2 state finals
  • Cross country summaries: Oct. 11

    October 12, 2012




    (At Pinery Park)

    Calvin Christian 21, 2. Kent City 71, 3. NorthPointe Christian 72, 4. Lee 97, 5. Hopkins 99.

    Kent City results

    3. Will Wilson 17:19, 13. Tommy Schutter 18:57, 23. Jacob …

  • Fruitport puts it all together, defeats Western Michigan Christian 3-1 in soccer

    October 11, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    There’s nothing like a quality win to get a soccer team ready for the state tournament.

    Fruitport put together that quality win on a rainy Thursday night by defeating Western Michigan Christian 3-1.

    “We are playing the …

  • Volleyball summaries: Oct. 11

    October 11, 2012


    WM Christian d. M. Catholic 25-19, 25-19, 25-21

    WMC stats

    ACES: Maria Ma 5, Rachel Bruinsma 4. ASSISTS: Julie Merz 29. KILLS: Bruinsma 18, Ma 8, Vanessa Eekhoff 5, Merz 5. DIGS: Bruinsma 13, Ma 11, Merz 6.
    Record: …

  • Muskegon Lumberjacks and Bluechip Athletic Solutions honored for mobile app design

    October 11, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    The Muskegon Lumberjacks and Bluechip Athletic Solutions announced they have been honored with W3 award for its mobile app design.

    The award comes from the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA).

    IAVA awards honors websites, web …

  • Boys district soccer pairings: Division 3 at Montague

    October 11, 2012


    Division 3 at Montague

    Oakridge at Ludington, 6 p.m.
    Shelby at Manistee, 6 p.m.
    Whitehall at Montague, 4:30 p.m
    Mason County Central at Orchard View, 4:30 p.m.

    Whitehall-Montague winner vs. Mason County Central-Orchard View winner, …

  • Six area high school football games to be aired on radio this Friday night

    October 11, 2012

    Area football fans have plenty of choices on Friday night with six games scheduled to be aired on the radio.

    North Muskegon at Montague, 7 p.m., WLCS-FM 98.3

    Muskegon at Grand Rapids Kenowa Hills, 7 p.m., WVIB-FM 100.1

    Mona Shores …

  • High winds wreaking havoc on anglers’ efforts to get out fishing

    October 11, 2012Michigan Department of Natural Resources Windy conditions continue to hamper efforts. Low water levels in the rivers have opened up the possibility of wading in areas usually not accessible. The inland lakes have bass, pike and panfish. Fall fishing offers…

  • Week 8 is here and so are the Local Sports Journal’s prep football picks

    October 11, 2012This week’s big question is … who will occupy the cellar after Week 8? Dave Tomczak, Mark Lewis and Jason Goorman share the cellar in the Local Sports Journal’s prep football standings. Mike Mattson Grand Haven over Hudsonville Zeeland East…

  • Boys soccer district pairings: Division 1 at Grand Haven

    October 10, 2012


    (at Grand Haven)

    GR Union vs. Hudsonville
    Grandville vs. Grand Haven
    Mona Shores vs. Jenison
    West Ottawa vs. Wyoming

    GR Union-Hudsonville winner vs. Grandville-Grand Haven winner, 5 p.m. at Grand Haven
    Mona Shores-Jenison winner vs. West …

  • Pentwater upends Grant 4-1 in boys soccer action

    October 10, 2012Local Sports Journal
    The visiting Pentwater Falcons posted a 4-1 boys soccer victory over the Grant Tigers on Wednesday night. Grant’s lone goal was scored by Alex Barajas.


  • Volleyball summaries: Oct. 10

    October 10, 2012


    Big Rapids d. Holton 25-22, 18-25, 25-10, 25-18

    Holton stats

    SERVICE POINTS-ACES:  Morgan Sundberg 12-2, Rachel Youngs 8-3, Jacki Stone 8-2. SETS-ASSISTS: Megan Latsch 98-33. KILLS: Youngs 16, Stone 13. DIGS: Cassidy VanBlargen 12, Sundberg 9, Stone 8. BLOCKS:  …

  • Cross country summaries: Oct. 10

    October 10, 2012


    Grand Rapids Union 25, Mona Shores 32



    Mona Shores 19, GR Union 43



  • Girls regional golf results: Division 2 at Bowen Lake Links

    October 10, 2012


    Division 2

    (at Bowen Lake Links)

    1, Mona Shores 317; 2, Greenville 354; 3, GR Forest Hills Central 368; 4, GR Forest Hills Northern 379; 5, Reeths-Puffer 381; 6, East Grand Rapids 397; 7, Byron Center 424; …


    October 10, 2012


    Northview 101, Mona Shores 82

    200 Freestyle – 1, Richards, N, 2:09.06.
    50 Freestyle – 1, Castle, N, 26.47.
    Diving – 1, Maple, N, 226.55.
    100 Butterfly – 1, Resterhouse, MS, 1:04.20.
    100 Freestyle – 1, Waltman, N, …


    October 10, 2012



    Mona Shores 4, Grand Rapids West Catholic 4

    SINGLES – 1, Sam Kling, MS, d. Nick Solarwicz 6-4, 6-3. 2, Cal Wila, WC, d. Mike Kiley 6-2, 6-0. 3, Nick Linck, WC, d. Dan Ribbink 6-4, 6-2. …

  • Boys regional tennis tournaments coming up this week

    October 10, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Boys tennis teams from across the state will be vying for regional titles later this week.

    The top two teams in each regional and any team that scores a minimum of 18 points will advance to the …

  • Orchard View doubles up Ludington 2-1 in Lakes 8 boys soccer action

    October 10, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    After a scoreless first half, the Orchard View Cardinals netted two goals in the final 40 minutes to nab the 2-1 Lakes 8 Conference soccer victory over visiting Ludington.

    The Cardinals’ Brandon Edwards kicked off the scoring, …

  • Reeths-Puffer posts 5-0 boys soccer win over GR Union

    October 10, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    The Reeths-Puffer Rocket boys soccer squad went up by two goals in the first half Wednesday versus OK Black Conference rival Grand Rapids Union, and went on to net three second-half scores to come away with the …

  • Big first half carries Western Michigan Christian past Freedom Christian in boys soccer

    October 10, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Western Michigan Christian bagged four first-half goals and made it hold up in a 4-1 boys soccer victory over the visiting Freedom Christian Falcons.

    Chaise Schuiteman scored two goals, sophomore John Larson had one as did senior …

  • Mona Shores Sailors boys soccer team captures OK Black title

    October 10, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    The host Mona Shores Sailors secured exclusive claim Wednesday night to the OK Black Conference boys soccer title, downing Zeeland East 1-0.

    But it wasn’t exactly easy.

    The match progressed scoreless into an overtime period, where Shores’ …