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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
  • Top high school seniors to compete in Marsh Field All Star Classic


    June 13, 2012

     The area’s top high school senior baseball players will be competing in the Marsh  Field All Star Classic on Tuesday night.

    A committee will do its best to balance out the teams, which will be called the Green Giants and …

  • Boys golf: State finals qualifiers


    June 13, 2012

    Here are the teams competing in each of the four divisions in this weekend’s MHSAA boys golf state finals. The tournament is a two-day event, which begins on  Friday.

    DIVISION 1
    (at The Meadows, Grand Valley State University)

    Competing teams: …

  • Girls softball: State semifinal pairings


    June 13, 2012

    MHSAA GIRLS SOFTBALL SEMIFINALS
    Friday
    Bailey Park, Battle Creek

    Division 1 
    White Lake Lakeland vs. Mattawan, 3:30 p.m., Diamond 1
    Hudsonville vs. Garden City,  4 p.m., Diamond 3

    Division 2 
    Coloma vs. Saginaw Swan Valley, 1 p.m., Diamond 1
    Livonia …

  • Boys baseball: State semifinal pairings


    June 13, 2012

    MHSAA BOYS BASEBALL SEMIFINALS
    Friday
    Bailey Park, Battle Creek

    Division 1 
    Warren DeLaSalle vs. Howell, noon, Morrison Field
    Hudsonville vs. Saline, 1 p.m., Nichols Field

    Division 2 
    St. Joseph vs. Bay City John Glenn, 2 p.m., C.O. Brown Stadium
    Dearborn …

  • Mona Shores, WM Christian vying for state golf titles this weekend


    June 13, 2012

    By Ron Rop
    localsportsjournal.com

    Mona Shores and Western Michigan Christian high schools are venturing into familiar territory on Saturday – the boys golf state finals.

    Shores will battle the 15-team field at The Meadows at Grand Valley State University. WM …

  • Newaygo stung in Division 3 baseball quarterfinals


    June 12, 2012

    By Mike Mattson
    LocalSportsJournal.com

    Newaygo’s baseball run toward a Division 3 state title came to a shocking end Tuesday against Mancelona.

    The Ironmen rallied from a 1-0 deficit by scoring a run in the sixth inning and adding the game-winning …

  • Muskegon Lumberjack defenseman focused on pro hockey career


    June 12, 2012

    By Ron Rop
    LocalSportsJournal.com

    For Rasmus Bengtsson, this upcoming Muskegon Lumberjacks’ season is going to be vital in his development as a hockey player.

    Bengtsson, 19, wants to get bigger and better as he prepares for what he hopes is …

  • DeTorres pitches a gem in Muskegon Catholic’s quarterfinal baseball victory over Harbor Beach


    June 12, 2012

    By Mike Mattson
    LocalSportsJournal.com

    Dom DeTorres wanted the baseball Tuesday in Muskegon Catholic Central’s Division 4 state quarterfinal game against Harbor Beach.

    So MCC coach Steve Schuitema gave the ball to DeTorres, who pitched six solid innings in the Crusaders’ …

  • Oakridge, WMC face tough foes in girls soccer state semifinals


    June 12, 2012

    By Ron Rop
    LocalSportsJournal.com

    Girls soccer coaches Jeff Lohman and David Hulings know exactly what they are up against in Wednesday’s state semifinal soccer games.

    Lohman’s Oakridge Eagles will face state power Hudsonville Unity Christian in Division 3 and Hulings’ …

  • First-ever Muskegon All-Star Classic football game set for Saturday


    June 12, 2012

    The teams are getting ready for this weekend’s first-ever Muskegon County all-star football game.

    The Muskegon All-Star Classic will be played at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mona Shores High School.

    About 70 of the top graduating seniors from 24 area …

  • Girls prep soccer: Wednesday’s semifinal pairings


    June 12, 2012

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

    DIVISION 1
    Okemos vs. Rochester Adams, 6 p.m. at Holt
    Canton vs. Troy, 6 p.m. at Farmington

    DIVISION 2
    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
    Localsportsjournal.com

    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
    LocalSportsJournal.com

    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
    LocalSportsJournal.com

    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
    LocalSportsJournal.com

    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

    MUSKEGON AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME MEMBERS
    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

    MUSKEGON AREA SPORTS HALL OF FAME DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD WINNERS

    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: …