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  • West Michigan Ironmen ready to start fresh, hosting Chicago on Saturday in season opener with Carder under center
  • Girls prep soccer: Wednesday’s semifinal pairings

    June 12, 2012

    Here are Wednesday’s semifinal pairings for the MHSAA’s girls soccer tournament

    Okemos vs. Rochester Adams, 6 p.m. at Holt
    Canton vs. Troy, 6 p.m. at Farmington

    Plainwell vs. DeWitt, 7 p.m. at Grand Rapids Christian
    Trenton …

  • Mercy Health Seaway Run set for June 23; Early registration deadline approaches

    June 12, 2012

    The annual Mercy Health Seaway Run is Saturday, June 23 beginning at 8 a.m.

    The start-finish line will be the Muskegon Family YMCA, located at 900 W. Western in downtown Muskegon. The event will include competitive 5K and 15K runs, …

  • Muskegon Lumberjacks welcome more than 100 players to Invite Camp

    June 11, 2012

    By Ron Rop

    The Muskegon Lumberjacks’ coaching staff and scouts have a lot to look at over the course of two short days.

    With more than 100 young hockey players in town for the USHL team’s annual training camp, …

  • Muskegon Catholic, Newaygo gear up for quarterfinal baseball matchups

    June 11, 2012

    By Mike Mattson

    Newaygo senior Ben Milbourne believes there’s no reason for the varsity baseball season to end at this point.

    The Lions will face Mancelona Tuesday at noon in the Division 3 state quarterfinals at Traverse City West. …

  • Reeths-Puffer to name new head boys basketball coach

    June 11, 2012

    By Mark Lewis

    One thing is certain for Reeths-Puffer’s boys varsity basketball program: there will be a new head coach prowling the sidelines for the Rockets this winter.Reeths-Puffer Athletic Director Tony Schmitt confirmed Monday that previous head coach, Dalrecus …

  • Area news: Mona Shores captures 8th grade baseball title with victory over Montague

    June 11, 2012

    Mona Shores captured the 8th grade baseball league championship Sunday with a 6-3 victory over Montague. The game was played at historic Marsh Field.

    Coach James Cooper’s team scored two runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to capture …

  • Muskegon Catholic names new boys basketball coach; Ingles remains as school’s AD

    June 11, 2012

    By David Tomczak

    Just months after its most successful season in school history, Muskegon Catholic Central’s boys basketball program found itself looking for a new head coach.

    Fortunately for the Crusaders, they didn’t have to look too far.

    Last …

  • Tigers score: Angles 5, Tigers 4 – top of 7

    June 11, 2012

  • Members of the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame

    June 11, 2012

    1987: Sally Sessions, Gus Cohrs, Bennie Oosterbaan, Leo Redmond, Okie
    Johnson, Earl Morrall, Sonny Grandelius
    1988: Harry Potter, Dr. M.C. Burton, Kenny Lane, Jack Tighe, Elmer Walcott
    1989: James Henderson, Ed Burton, Bryan …

  • Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame Distinguished Service award winners

    June 11, 2012


    1991: Mart Tardani
    1992: Les David
    1993: Ray Cioe
    1994: Nelson Volz
    1995: Charles Marsh
    1996: Lyle Moran
    1997: John E. “Jake” Outwin
    1998: Elsa Lowe
    1999: James Dodson
    2000: …

  • Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame student-athlete honorees

    June 11, 2012

    1996: Jamie Ahlgren, Mona Shores and Mike Burde, Newaygo
    1997: Mandy Stowe, Ludington and Matt Brink, Fruitport
    1998: Debbie Killips, Shelby and Chad Pleiness, Mason County Central
    1999: Amanda Wegner, North Muskegon …

  • Local Sports Journal brings good daily sports news area athletes and readers need

    June 10, 2012


    If our area athletes are working hard to be their best, the LSJ is working even harder to make sure readers know the daily results. 

    Help strengthen the LSJ’s efforts by backing us today.

    There are two simple ways …

  • Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame honors another outstanding class

    June 10, 2012

    By Tom Kendra

    Legendary Muskegon hockey player and coach Moose Lallo used to tell
    fans tongue-in-cheek:

    “Don’t clap, throw money.”

    Moose uttered that line once again Saturday night as the 1962 Muskegon
    Zephyrs, the team he served as player/coach, …

  • Oakridge captures first-ever girls soccer regional title

    June 10, 2012

    By Ron Rop

    The Oakridge Eagles scored two first-half goals and made them hold up in a 2-1 victory over the Ludington Orioles on Friday night.

    The victory earned the Eagles their first-ever regional championship in girls soccer and …

  • Western Michigan Christian wins girls regional soccer title in shootout

    June 10, 2012

    From local reports

    Western Michigan Christian had its nerves tested Thursday night in a Division 4 regional soccer match against Elk Rapids. The Warriors earned a 2-1 victory in a game that went to the shootout.

    The Warriors also …

  • Muskegon Catholic downs Saugatuck to win regional baseball title

    June 9, 2012

    By Jason Goorman

    Muskegon Catholic Central kept its baseball season alive Saturday, topping Saugatuck 10-4 for the Division 4 regional championship.

    Falling behind 3-0 after a rough first inning, it didn’t take long for the Crusaders to respond. MCC …

  • Local Sports Journal welcomes Muskegon area sports fans

    June 9, 2012

    Area sports fans,

    We know how much you love Muskegon area sports. And we loved bringing you the game stories, features, sports news, opinion columns and scores from throughout the community for many years. But something happened several months ago …

  • Lumberjacks’ weeklong training camp kicks off Monday

    June 9, 2012

    By Ron Rop

    Muskegon Lumberjacks’ assistant coach Dave Noel-Bernier can’t wait until Monday afternoon.

    That’s because the Jacks’ weeklong training camp begins  at L. C. Walker Arena.

    The first of two phases of the camp will commence with the …

  • WMC, Mona Shores reach golf state finals after solid regional showings

    June 8, 2012

    Western Michigan Christian will head to the state finals for its third consecutive year. The Warriors shot a 345, finishing third behind Fowler (330) and Manistee Catholic Central (331).…

  • Barracudas Photos from win over Grand Haven

    June 1, 2012


    Barracudas 13, Grand Haven 6

    Check out photos from Saturday’s win, Sept. 16.