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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
  • White Lake wins juniors district title; advances to state tournament on its home field


    July 23, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    The White Lake juniors won’t have to go far to play in the state tournament later this week.

    White Lake (ages 114-15) captured the District 12 title with a 9-3 victory over Tri-City North in a game …

  • West Michigan Riptide 15U captures Gonzo Ball tournament championship in Grand Rapids


    July 23, 2012

    By Ron Rop
    Local Sports Journal

    A 4-0 record propelled the West Michigan Riptide South 15U squad to the Gonzo Ball/Midwest Baseball Tournament this past weekend in Grand Rapids.

    In the championship game, Kyle Zietlow hit a walk-off single in …

  • Tonight, it’s White Lake vs. Tri-City North in District 12 Juniors title game


    July 23, 2012

    By Ron Rop
    Local Sports Journal

    White Lake and Tri-City North will battle for the District 12 Juniors championship tonight.

    The title game is 6:30 p.m. tonight at Fremont High School. The survivor will move on to the eight-team state …

  • Tri-Port Challenge fishing tournament results


    July 23, 2012

    Tri-Port Challenge

    2012 results

    Listed below are the total points earned in the pro and amateur division for the 2012 Tri-Port Challenge. Anglers fished out of Grand Haven, Muskegon or Whitehall in the two-day event.

    Pro Division

    1, Win n …

  • Seaway Gun Club hosting Great Lakes Championship this weekend


    July 23, 2012

    Seaway Gun Club will host the Great Lakes Championship on Saturday and Sunday at the club, located at 3400 Bard Rd.

    The club is in need of volunteers and sponsors to make this event a success. Call Mike at 766-3428 …

  • Raeese Aleem remains unbeaten as professional boxer


    July 22, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Muskegon boxer Raeese Aleem posted a unanimous decision over DeVonte Allen in a featherweight bout in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Saturday night.

    Judges Scott Maddox, Robert Pope and Tom Miller all had Aleem, 22,  winning by a score …

  • Memories of Moyes: Muskegon area has been blessed with some fantastic football games over the years


    July 22, 2012

    By Jim Moyes
    Local Sports Journal

    A recent request from Local Sports Journal columnist Mark Lewis grabbed my attention.

    He wanted his fellow contributors to this desperately needed website to list their top football games witnessed over the years.

    I …

  • Here are key dates, information for MHSAA’s eight fall sports


    July 21, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Eight Michigan High School Athletic Association fall sports are getting close to starting official practices.

    MHSAA rules include starting dates for practice, when the first game can be played, maximum number of contests or dates for each …

  • Winston Speedway: Results from Friday, July 20


    July 21, 2012

    Winston Speedway

    Results from Friday, July 20

    Late Models

    Heat 1

    1, Brandon Thirlby. 2, Rob Taylor. 3, Bill Bray.

    Heat 2

    1, Kevin Nelson. 2, Alex Kazmarski. 3, John McDonald.

    Feature

    1, Brandon Thirlby. 2, Dean Wilkerson. 3, Kevin …

  • Mike Belmonte ready to get to work as new head football coach at North Muskegon High School


    July 20, 2012

    By Cody Liverance
    Local Sports Journal

    Mike Belmonte has been waiting a long time to get his shot at being a head football coach.

    After 22 years as an assistant at various schools throughout the area, he’ll finally get that …

  • Marsh Field Legends baseball games scheduled for Aug. 4


    July 20, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    The annual Marsh Field Legends games will be Aug. 4 at historic Marsh Field, located at Laketon and Peck in downtown Muskegon.

    The games will feature the ‘older’ players game and a ‘younger’ players game. The first …

  • The Paddles Up hits the waves, water as new West Michigan business


    July 20, 2012

    By Conner Marks
    Local Sports Journal

    Janina Schmieder is leading the way for a new sport in West Michigan.

    Described as Stand Up Paddleboarding, or SUP for short,  it is a trending sport that Schmieder describes as “a way to …

  • Ludington State Park hosting ‘Fishing 101’ clinic on Tuesday


    July 20, 2012

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources

    Ludington State Park will host a “basics of fishing” clinic at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Hamlin Dam.

    Young anglers will learn to cast, bait a hook, remove a hook from a fish and why …

  • Muskegon Heights charter school names Glen Metcalf its first athletic director


    July 20, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    Glen Metcalf is returning to Muskegon Heights.

    Metcalf, who spent 34 years at the school district, is coming back as the Muskegon Heights Public School Academy System’s athletic director. Representatives of Mosiaca Education made the announcement Thursday …

  • North Muskegon’s Aya Johnson eliminated in quarterfinals of 96th Michigan Women’s Amateur


    July 19, 2012

    By Ron Rop
    Local Sports Journal

    North Muskegon’s Aya Johnson saw her tournament run end Thursday afternoon in the 96th Michigan Women’s Amateur tournament.

    Johnson lost to Mount Pleasant’s Natalie Brehm 5 and 3 in a quarterfinal match at Forest …

  • Aya Johnson wins again, back on the course this afternoon in Michigan Women’s Amateur


    July 19, 2012

    Local Sports Journal

    North Muskegon’s Aya Johnson defeated Sarah Johnson of Wixom Thursday morning to move into the quarterfinals of the 96th Michigan Women’s Amateur tournament at Forest Akers Golf Course on the campus of Michigan State University.

    Aya Johnson …

  • DNR fishing report: Big Lake anglers finding salmon off area ports


    July 19, 2012

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources

    Hot weather is causing summer fish kills and the mortalities of northern pike in many of our rivers due to extremely high water temperatures.

    The weather may be lessening some anglers’ enthusiasm to be …

  • West Michigan Riptide 14U wins title at Grand Haven Summer Blast Tournament


    July 18, 2012

    By Ron Rop
    Local Sports Journal

    The West Michigan Riptide 14U travel baseball team captured the Grand Haven Summer Blast tournament title last weekend.

    Riptide finished the tournament with a 5-0 record.

    The team faced some stiff competition from Diamonds, …

  • Aya Johnson makes quick work of opponent in 96th Women’s Amateur; moves into round of 16


    July 18, 2012

    By Ron Rop
    Local Sports Journal

    Aya Johnson made quick work of her opponent Wednesday in the first round of match play in the 96th Women’s Amateur at Forest Akers Course at Michigan State University.

    Johnson, from North Muskegon, closed …

  • Volunteers needed for DNR’s workday at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park


    July 18, 2012

    The Michigan Department of Natural Resources

    Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials have scheduled volunteer stewardship workdays for the month of August in parks and recreation areas throughout the southwestern district.

    That includes a workday at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park …