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  • Cinderella Spring Lake girls soccer team hoping to beat the odds one more time in Friday’s Division 2 state title game
  • West Michigan Riptide hosting baseball tryouts for 2013 summer season

    August 16, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    West Michigan Riptide has two dates scheduled for tryouts for the 2013 summer travel baseball season.

    Tryouts are set for Sunday, Aug. 26 and Sunday, Sept. 9.

    Ages groups 10U through 12U will have their tryouts from …

  • Optimism abounds as Fruitport soccer team welcomes back 13 players from last season

    August 15, 2012



    Coach: Greg Kobylak.

    Last year: 12-6-1, 7-3 in the Lakes 8.

    The Trojans return 13 players from last season, including eight starters.

    That group includes goalkeeper Loghan Stong, who set a school record with a 0.85 …

  • Boys high school tennis summaries: Aug. 15

    August 15, 2012

    Boys tennis

    North Muskegon 7, Muskegon Catholic 1
    SINGLES: 1, Josh Parra, MCC, d. Stephen Pallante  6-7(3), 6-4, 6-0. 2, Brock Dobb, NM, d. Christian Stone, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. 3, Ryan Compeau, NM, d. Jeremy Joyce 6-2, 6-4. 4, …

  • Muskegon Lumberjacks in need of several area families to house players

    August 15, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    The Muskegon Lumberjacks are in need of several more billet families for the approaching United States Hockey League season.

    According to Lumberjack Director of Marketing and Advertising Alicia Roberts, several incoming Jacks’ players have allergies that require …

  • Whitehall hires Greg Russell as its new athletic director

    August 15, 2012

    By Shawn Liverance
    Local Sports Journal

    Greg Russell has been hired as the new athletic director at Whitehall High School, replacing Steve Guy.

    Russell, who is entering his 26th school year as a Whitehall Schools  employee, takes over for Guy, …

  • Attention fall coaches: We need your preview information for the upcoming season

    August 15, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Fall sports kick off this week and next.

    Local Sports Journal is in need of preseason information from fall coaches for boys and girls cross country, volleyball, boys soccer, girls golf and boys tennis.

    Coaches should submit …

  • Muskegon Lumberjack Conor Garland commits to Penn State University

    August 15, 2012

    The Muskegon Lumberjacks announced today that forward Conor Garland has committed to Penn State University starting with the 2015-16 season.,

    Garland, a native of Scitiuate, Mass.,  was a third-round draft pick of the Jacks in the most recent USHL Futures …

  • Mona Shores tabs Pat Rabbitt as its next head varsity hockey coach

    August 14, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Former Muskegon Lumberjack Pat Rabbitt has been named the varsity hockey coach at Mona Shores High School.

    Rabbitt takes over for Charlie Link, who assumed the head coaching duties at Grand Valley State University.

    The announcement of …

  • Here are the scrimmage dates and times for area high school football teams

    August 14, 2012


    Here are the locations and times for this week’s area varsity football scrimmages. They are free and open to the public.


    AT FOREST HILLS CENTRAL:  Muskegon, Grand Ledge, Reeths-Puffer, Grand Rapids Creston, Forest Hills Central, …

  • Local Sports Journal teaming up with Sport Clips Haircuts for distribution of special football section

    August 14, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    The Local Sports Journal is proud to announce a new partnership with Sport Clips Haircuts, 5791 Harvey.

    Sport Clips and the LSJ are teaming up to not only provide quality haircuts, but some quality football coverage of …

  • Fruitport standout Lauren Hazekamp taking her volleyball skills to Hope College

    August 14, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Fruitport standout athlete Lauren Hazekamp will be heading to Hope College in the fall to play volleyball.

    Hazekamp, who was named the Female Athlete of the Year by the Muskegon Area Sports Hall of Fame, led the …

  • Lincoln Golf Club hosting ‘pre’ school golf clinic

    August 13, 2012Lincoln Golf Club will host a three-day junior golf clinic Aug. 28-30 at the club. The cost is $50 for nonmembers. Members are free. The clinic will have a session that begins at noon for new players and a camp…

  • Former Grand Haven kicker John Potter turns some heads in NFL preseason debut

    August 12, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Former Grand Haven standout kicker John Potter made an impression in his first NFL preseason game for the Buffalo Bills.

    Potter, who played collegiately at Western Michigan University, boomed a kickoff out of the back of the …

  • DNR updates Michigan’s plan for managing chronic wasting disease

    August 12, 2012

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources

    The Natural Resources Commission adopted changes to chronic wasting disease baiting and feeding regulations, as outlined in the state’s newly revised CWD response plan, at its regular monthly meeting Thursday in Lansing.

    Department of …

  • Proposal would reduce daily limits for steelhead on Little Manistee, Platte rivers

    August 11, 2012

    By Victor Skinner
    Local Sports Journal

    LANSING – State fisheries officials want to reduce daily bag limits for steelhead on the Little Manistee and Platte rivers in an effort to protect broodstock after several years of low returns to state …

  • Natural Resources Commission approves waterfowl season dates for 2012-13

    August 11, 2012

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources

    Michigan goose hunters will enjoy a longer season and duck hunters will be able to take up to four scaup daily this year according to regulations that were approved by the Natural Resources Commission …

  • Muskegon Lumberjack defenseman Rasmus Bengtsson scores goal in Sweden’s victory over Finland

    August 10, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Muskegon Lumberjack defenseman Rasmus Bengtsson scored Sweden’s first goal on Friday in a 5-2 victory over Finland.

    The game was part of the 2012 U.S. National Junior Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, N.Y.

    In the four games …

  • Memories of Moyes: Former North Muskegon sports legend Don Bowen dies

    August 10, 2012

    By Jim Moyes
    Local Sports Journal

    They were inseparable for life and will be interwoven into North Muskegon football lore forever.

    The dynamic duo of Don Bowen and Moe Sikkenga has now passed on into eternity with the death on …

  • Reeths-Puffer hosting annual Green and White scrimmage on Saturday

    August 10, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Reeths-Puffer High School will host its annual Green & White Scrimmage on Saturday night at Rocket Stadium.

    Along with the scrimmage will be a pig roast.

    The pig roast begins at 5 p.m. with the cost being …

  • Solid nucleus returning to Muskegon Community College men’s soccer team

    August 10, 2012

    By Ron Rop
    Local Sports Journal

    Ben Ritsema has high hopes this season for his men’s soccer team at Muskegon Community College.

    The head coach scans his roster and sees 10 returning players, most of whom were starters a year …