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Fremont’s Fall of 1957…. A Year to Remember

Fremont’s Fall of 1957…. A Year to Remember

by Ron Pesch LocalSportsJournal.com After 60 plus years of additional living, memories can become hazy. For some of the participants, the events of Fremont’s undefeated football season in the fall of 1957 have been reduced to brief highlights and snippets of...

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Hart harriers run away with Hart & Sole cross country titles

Hart harriers run away with Hart & Sole cross country titles

LocalSportsJournal.com Hart's boys and girls cross country teams dominated the competition at the Hart & Sole Invitational on Saturday. The Pirate girls captured the top three places and finished with 23 points. Runner-up Ludington had 42. Hart’s boys won by an...

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The Konecny’s Coming Full Circle

The Konecny’s Coming Full Circle

By Tom Kendra LocalSportsJournal.com Thomas Wolfe wrote his most famous novel, “You Can’t Go Home Again” more than 80 years ago, warning that people tend to look at the past in an overly nostalgic light – and that things will never be quite as good or pure as you...

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Muskegon Heights falls to Carson City-Crystal on the road

Muskegon Heights falls to Carson City-Crystal on the road

LocalSportsJournal.com The Muskegon Heights football team dropped a tough 41-14 decision to host Carson City-Crystal in a non-conference matchup on Friday. The Tigers fell behind 6-0 after the first quarter and trailed 19-0 by halftime.  Muskegon Heights' ground game...

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Hart snaps five-game skid with 70-12 win over Shelby

Hart snaps five-game skid with 70-12 win over Shelby

by Craig Beilfuss LocalSportsJournal.com The Hart Pirates found their way back into the win column Friday evening, scoring six first-half touchdowns en route to a convincing 70-12 victory over Oceana County rival Shelby. Hart quarterback Kellen Kimes led the way,...

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Turnovers hurt Grand Haven in 26-7 loss to East Kentwood

Turnovers hurt Grand Haven in 26-7 loss to East Kentwood

LocalSportsJournal.com Grand Haven struggled holding onto the ball as four interceptions doomed the Bucs against host East Kentwood on Friday. Owen Worthington threw four interceptions, including a fourth quarter pick six, as the Buccaneers struggled offensively in...

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Oakridge fights off WMC rival Ravenna in high scoring battle

Oakridge fights off WMC rival Ravenna in high scoring battle

LocalSportsJournal.com Through one half, Oakridge had what looked to be a comfortable lead on West Michigan Conference rival Ravenna. The Eagles led by 29 points at the half, but then the Bulldogs got ornery and a comfortable victory turned into a nail-biter. Ravenna...

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Ward Memorial Field Renovation Success

Ward Memorial Field Renovation Success

By Greg Gielczyk LocalSportsJournal.com When the Kent City football team hosted Newaygo to kick off the 2021 season, there was more than the normal excitement for the start of a new gridiron campaign. They were playing on their new artificial surface for the first...

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Greater Muskegon co-op girls swim team tops Ludington

Greater Muskegon co-op girls swim team tops Ludington

LocalSportsJournal.com The Greater Muskegon co-op swim team cruised past the Ludington Orioles on Thursday. The Turtles won nine of the 12 events for a 109-76 points advantage. Caroline Carlson posted wins in the 200 IM, 500 Free, 200 Medley. Robyn Hunt won in the 200...

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North Muskegon volleyball drops two at Hamilton tri

North Muskegon volleyball drops two at Hamilton tri

LocalSportsJournal.com North Muskegon volleyball fought hard in its tri-meet at Hamilton, but lost to both Hamilton and Mattawan on Thursday. The Norse lost to Mattawan, 25-18, 25-22  and to Hamilton 20-25, 25-18, 15-9. Sami Baker led North Muskegon with 39 assists...

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Hart splits volleyball quad with Hesperia and Oakridge

Hart splits volleyball quad with Hesperia and Oakridge

LocalSportsJournal.com The Hart volleyball team competed in a tri match between Hesperia and Oakridge on Thursday ending in a split. The Pirates started out with a win over Hesperia (25-11, 13-25, 15-10) and ended in a hard loss against Oakridge (21-25, 25-18, 15-13)....

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Spring Lake volleyball tops rival Fruitport in five-game showdown

Spring Lake volleyball falls to Zeeland East

LocalSportsJournal.com The Spring Lake volleyball team dropped three sets in a row in their match against Zeeland East on Thursday. Leading for the Lakers Kalli Lewkowski with 17 kills and Ella Andree with 11 kills while Kyla Kobylak made 43 assists and posted two...

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Mason County Central volleyball tops Mason County Eastern

Mason County Central volleyball tops Mason County Eastern

LocalSportsJournal.com The Mason County Central volleyball team dropped rival Mason County Eastern in four matches on Wednesday. The Spartans cruised past the Cardinals with game scores of 25-8, 25-2, 22-25, 25-23.  MCC Freshman Alayna Rafter played well, posting 14...

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A LOOK AT THE LUMBERJACKS

A LOOK AT THE LUMBERJACKS

By Ron Rop LocalSportsJournal.com When Muskegon Lumberjacks coach Mike Hamilton pores over his team’s 2021-2022 roster, he can’t help but get just a bit excited. He sees plenty of experience at all levels of his team – in goal, along the blueline and up front. He also...

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Greater Muskegon co-op girls swim team tops Ludington

Greater Muskegon co-op girls swim team falls to Spring Lake

LocalSportsJournal.com The Greater Muskegon co-op swim team swam hard against O-K Rainbow rival Spring Lake on Tuesday coming up short with the Lakers winning 109-77. The Turtles swam to six first place finishes and five second place finishes, despite the loss. The...

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Kent City volleyball tops Hesperia in CSAA matchup

Kent City volleyball tops Hesperia in CSAA matchup

LocalSportsJournal.com The Kent City volleyball team routed Hesperia in three games in Wednesday's CSAA matchup. The Eagles won with scores of 25-19, 25-11 and 25-11. Leading for the Eagles was Lexie Bowers with four aces and four kills, Kaden Perkins made 12 digs and...

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Mason County Eastern takes WMD Cross Country Championships

Mason County Eastern takes WMD Cross Country Championships

by Greg Gielczyk LocalSportsJournal.com Mason County Eastern's girls and boys cross country teams ran to convincing wins at the Western Michigan D League Championships on Wednesday afternoon. The meet was hosted by Mesick. Paced by freshman Lucy Shoup and sophomore...

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Western Michigan Christian tops GR Covenant Christian in volleyball

WMC tops Orchard View in final Lakes 8 matchup of season

LocalSportsJournal.com The West Michigan Christian volleyball team took down Orchard View in their final Lakes 8 duel of the season on Tuesday. The Warriors won in four games with scores of 25-16, 25-19, 18-25 and 25-6. For the Warriors, Ashley Binnendyk had 15 digs...

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Mona Shores volleyball downs Holland in conference tourney

Mona Shores volleyball downs Holland in conference tourney

LocalSportsJournal.com Mona Shores volleyball topped Holland in the opening match of the O-K Green tournament on Tuesday. The Sailors topped Holland with set scores of 25-23, 25-13 and 25-21. Multiple players led on the court for the Sailors. Grace Norris made 17...

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Mason County Central volleyball tops Mason County Eastern

Mason County Central falls to Hart in WMC volleyball

LocalSportsJournal.com The Mason County Central volleyball team fell to the Hart Pirates in three games on Tuesday. The Spartans fells 25-18, 25-16 and 25-22. Alayna Rafter led MCC with three aces, three digs and a kill, Ashlyn McKay made two blocks, Charlie Banks had...

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Hart Continues Winning Ways in WM Conference Cross Country

Hart Continues Winning Ways in WM Conference Cross Country

LocalSportsJournal Nothing like a clean sweep and that's what the Hart Pirates accomplished a soggy West Michigan Conference cross country championship. The meet was run at Shelby. Both the girls and the boys came away with first-place finishes and both victories came...

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Muskegon Lumberjacks Host Media Day

Muskegon Lumberjacks Host Media Day

By Craig Beilfuss LocalSportsJournal.com The Muskegon Lumberjacks are just days away from hosting their home opener of the 2021-22 regular season. So, on Tuesday, the Jacks hosted a press conference at the Family Financial Credit Union downtown hub to discuss what is...

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GMAA Volleyball Tourney Set for Saturday

GMAA Volleyball Tourney Set for Saturday

LocalSportsJournal.com The Greater Muskegon Athletic Association volleyball is set for Saturday at two sites, Mona Shores High School and Orchard View High School. The teams are seeded 1-8 with Western Michigan Christian being the top seed. WMC is followed by...

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Muskegon Community College volleyball falls to No. 7 GRCC

Muskegon Community College volleyball falls to No. 7 GRCC

LocalSportsJournal.com The Muskegon Community College volleyball team fell in a tight road match to No. 7 ranked Grand Rapids Community College. The Jayhawks fell 3-2, with set scores of 20-25, 25-19, 25-22, 21-25 and 15-10. Reilly Murphy made 25 digs, 13 kills and...

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Reeths-Puffer wins silver bracket at volleyball invite

Reeths-Puffer wins silver bracket at volleyball invite

LocalSportsJournal.com The Reeths-Puffer volleyball team didn't let a pair of opening losses host it down at Saturday's Mona Shores Invitational. The Rockets followed up with wins in three consecutive matches to capture the Silver bracket title. The Rockets opened up...

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Mona Shores volleyball falls to Zeeland East in O-K Green conference tourney

Mona Shores volleyball hosts invite, goes 1-2 on Saturday

LocalSportsJournal.com The Mona Shores volleyball team played well despite losing a teammate in the first set of the day and went on to finish 1-2. The Sailors opened with a loss at the hands of Portage Central (27-25, 25-21), then found redemption against Forest...

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Cardinal Girls take Pentwater Invitational; boys place second

Cardinal Girls take Pentwater Invitational; boys place second

Localsportsjournal.com Mason County Eastern girls cross country team had a strong, consistent performance on Saturday and won the Pentwater Falcon Invitational. While the Cardinals did not have a top 3 finisher, they did edge out Frankfort 31-33 for the team title....

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Ludington falls just short in OT heartbreaker against Belding

Ludington falls just short in OT heartbreaker against Belding

By Greg Gielczyk LocalSportsJournal.com Ludington gave Belding all it could want, and then some, but fell short of getting the victory Friday night. The Orioles went into overtime before falling, 44-41 in the non-conference contest. Host Ludington (2-5) struck first,...

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Kent City marches past White Cloud in Week 7 win

Kent City marches past White Cloud in Week 7 win

LocalSportsJournal.com Kent City marched down the field on its opening possession and never looked back in a 50-14 over White Cloud. Dylan Sutton’s key interception in the endzone set the tone for the Eagles as they got out to an impressive 28-0 lead at halftime....

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Holton uses big first half in victory over Hesperia

Holton uses big first half in victory over Hesperia

LocalSportsJournal.com An explosive finish to the end of the first half powered Holton over Hesperia in a CSAA-Silver matchup on Friday. In the 56-12 victory over Hesperia, Holton quarterback Austin Fowler connected with Bret Hosmer on three straight touchdowns before...

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West Michigan Conference releases its all-conference football teams

Ravenna pulls away from North Muskegon in second half

Kam Willer LocalSportsJournal.com A pair of Hunter Hogan touchdowns and a Hogan field goal proved to be enough as Ravenna beat North Muskegon 17-6 in a WMC matchup on Friday night. Hogan caught a 36-yard first half touchdown pass from Kyle Beebe to give the Bulldogs a...

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Grand Haven struggles in O-K Red loss to Hudsonville

Grand Haven struggles in O-K Red loss to Hudsonville

LocalSportsJournal.com The Grand Haven Buccaneers had no answers in their O-K Red Conference showdown at home against Hudsonville, falling 49-14. The Bucs were scoreless in the first half but Ryan Francis was able to run into the end zone twice in the second half and...

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Spring Lake digs down in bounce back win over Coopersville

Spring Lake digs down in bounce back win over Coopersville

LocalSportsJournal.com SPRING LAKE -- Spring Lake was either going to start reeling following a humbling first loss of the season last week or the Lakers were going to dig down and bounce back. Alex Lee and a ball-hawking secondary made sure the Lakers bounced back....

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Week 7 Friday night football lineup

Week 7 Friday night football lineup

By Craig Beilfuss Local Sports Journal.com It’s here already. Week 6 of Friday night high school football has arrived and the Local Sports Journal will be covering 14 games tonight. There are some interesting matchups, rivalry games and games that could determine some...

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Fremont takes down Howard City Tri-County in volleyball

Fremont takes down Howard City Tri-County in volleyball

LocalSportsJournal.com The Fremont Packer’s volleyball team took down Tri-County in four sets with scores of 25-21, 25-10, 25-15, and 17-15. The Packers offense was directed by Carle Bruggema who offered up 27 assists and four aces. Kaitlynn Bennet had nine kills and...

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Hart volleyball battles against Ravenna, falls in five

Hart volleyball battles against Ravenna, falls in five

LocalSportsJournal.com The Hart volleyball team fell in a long battle with West Michigan Conference foe Ravenna on Wednesday. The Pirates fought through five games, but fell 25-22, 13-25, 16-25, 25-21 and 15-8. Finley Kistler made 20 assists, 13 digs, one kill and...

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Two for Two as Lakers capture OK Blue Cross Country Jamboree

Two for Two as Lakers capture OK Blue Cross Country Jamboree

By Greg Gielczyk LocalSportsJournal.com Spring Lake's girls cross country team ran to a first-place finish in the second OK Blue Jamboree of the season Wednesday, easily getting past second-place Allendale, 39-62. Coopersville served as the host for the event. Grand...

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Greater Muskegon co-op girls swim team tops Ludington

Greater Muskegon co-op girls swimming team tops Hamilton

LocalSportsJournal.com The Greater Muskegon co-op swim team earned a narrow 97-89 victory over Hamilton on Tuesday. The Turtles posted 14 personal record and won nine events. Katie Cree led divers with a second-place finish, scoring 170 points. The team of Caroline...

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WMC soccer blanks Orchard View in final Lakes 8 matchup

WMC soccer blanks Orchard View in final Lakes 8 matchup

LocalSportsJournal.com The Western Michigan Christian boy’s soccer team won its final Lakes 8 Conference game in emphatic fashion, topping Orchard View 7-0 on Tuesday. Charlie Buursma led the Warriors with two goals and an assist. Ethan Hill, Ashton Leffring, Isaac...

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MCC Jayhawks volleyball tops Lansing CC

MCC Jayhawks volleyball tops Lansing CC

LocalSportsJournal.com The Muskegon Community College volleyball team took a 3-1 win over the Lansing Stars on Tuesday with set scores of 25-19, 25-21, 24-26 and 28-26. Leading the Jayhawks was Reilly Murphy with 17 kills, 13 digs, four blocks and two aces while...

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Mona Shores volleyball wins three over Wyoming

Mona Shores volleyball wins three over Wyoming

LocalSportsJournal.com The Sailors volleyball team won three straight sets against Wyoming in an O-K Green Conference matchup on Tuesday. Mona Shores won with set scores of 25-12, 26-9 and 25-14. Grace Norris had ten assists, nine digs, four kills and scored two aces...

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Muskegon Catholic tops OV in Lakes 8 volleyball

Muskegon Catholic tops OV in Lakes 8 volleyball

LocalSportsJournal.com On Tuesday the Muskegon Catholic Central volleyball team stumped Lakes 8 Conference foe Orchard View, 25-12, 25-12 and 25-13. Leading for the Crusaders was Natalie Rich with seven aces and Ella Muskovin posted three. Erin LaVigne made 16 kills,...

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Mason County Central volleyball tops Mason County Eastern

Mason County Central volleyball drops three to North Muskegon

LocalSportsJournal.com The Mason County Central volleyball team struggled against North Muskegon on Tuesday, falling in three sets (25-13,25-6 and 25-16). Charlie Banks led for the Spartans with 11 digs, one kill and an ace. Alayna Rafter had seven kills, a kill and a...

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Hart volleyball battles against Ravenna, falls in five

Hart volleyball falls to Shelby in WMC matchup

LocalSportsJournal.com The Hart Pirates volleyball team fell to Shelby in WMC action on Tuesday 14-25, 17-25, and 15-25 dropping to 0-5 in the conference. Finley Kistler made seven assists, six digs and scored an ace for the Pirates while Mya Chickering made four...

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Spring Lake girls golf team wins O-K Blue jamboree on Saturday

Spring Lake girls golf team wins O-K Blue jamboree on Saturday

LocalSportsJournal.com The Spring Lake girl’s golf team took home an O-K Blue Conference jamboree on Saturday at the West Ottawa Golf Club finishing with a team score of 344. Kelsey Megley led for the Lakers with an 84 and Zoe Dull shot an 86. Clara Saunders and Clare...

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Fremont boys take CSAA Gold Cross Country Jamboree

Fremont boys take CSAA Gold Cross Country Jamboree

by Craig Beilfuss LocalSportsJournal.com The Fremont Packer boys placed three runners in the top four finishers and ran away with the CSAA Gold Cross Country Jamboree on Tuesday. The event was in Big Rapids. Fremont finished with a score of 33, followed by Reed City...

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Ludington boys soccer wraps up regular season with shutout of Manistee

Ludington boys soccer downs Shelby with a 2-0 shutout

LocalSportsJournal.com The Ludington Oriole’s boys soccer team shutout the visiting Shelby Tigers 2-0 in non-conference action on Monday. Leading for the Orioles was Spencer Holmes with a goal and an assist. Ultan Ryan also offered up a goal for the Orioles while...

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Rivals Shores, Muskegon make each other better

Rivals Shores, Muskegon make each other better

By Tom Kendra LocalSportsJournal.com The Mona Shores and Muskegon football programs might despise each other (OK, might has nothing to do with it, they do despise each other - this a REAL cross-town rivalry), but they really should be sending each other thank you...

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Vanderkooi Sisters Lead the way for WMC

Vanderkooi Sisters Lead the way for WMC

By Greg Gielczyk LocalSportsJournal.com It's going to be close. Muskegon Western Michigan Christian's girls cross country team has won both Lakes 8 Activities Conference cross country jamborees this season by the narrowest of margins. Back on Sept. 21 the Warriors...

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Kent City Girl’s take CSAA – Silver Cross Country Meet

Kent City Girl’s take CSAA – Silver Cross Country Meet

By Greg Gielczyk Local SportsJournal.com It's often said in sports that there's nothing better than home cooking. You won't find the White Cloud boys cross country team arguing with that premise after it gobbled up the third CSAA Conference cross country jamboree that...

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Hart Sweeps West Michigan Conference Cross Country Jamboree

Hart Sweeps West Michigan Conference Cross Country Jamboree

By Craig Beilfuss LocalSportsJournal.com The Hart Pirates swept the third West Michigan Conference Jamboree on Tuesday afternoon by outdistancing the Whitehall Vikings in both races. Hart slipped by Whitehall with 35 points to Whitehall’s 44. Mason County Central was...

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North Muskegon volleyball drops two at Hamilton tri

North Muskegon volleyball finishes second at Shelby invite

LocalSportsJournal.com The North Muskegon volleyball team played strong at the Shelby Invitational on Saturday, going 4-1 and making it all the way to the Gold division final. In pool play, the Norse took down Hart (25-15, 25-13), Ludington (26-24, 25-18) and...

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Spokes Fighting Strokes gives cyclists new lease on life

Spokes Fighting Strokes gives cyclists new lease on life

By Kristi Lynn LocalSportsJournal.com They say that life can change in an instant. And when it does, in the most tragic and unexpected way, it’s difficult. Sometimes it’s so overwhelming you want to give up. But you may just discover it’s easier to tackle adversity...

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Montague romps past Shelby 70-0

Montague romps past Shelby 70-0

by Craig Beilfuss LocalSportsJournal.com It was another long night for the young Shelby Tigers, as the Montague Wildcats rolled into town and spoiled the Shelby Homecoming festivities by shutting out the Tigers on their home field, 70-0. Montague would find the end...

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Kent City firepower outlasts Holton in 50-38 CSAA Silver win

Kent City firepower outlasts Holton in 50-38 CSAA Silver win

LocalSportsJournal.com Kent City outlasted Holton in an eruptive offensive battle on Friday. The Eagles offensive firepower was on display in their 50-38 victory on the road against Holton. Most of the fireworks were fired in the first half as the score was 36-24...

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Ravenna rushes its way past Hart in 41-14 victory

Ravenna rushes its way past Hart in 41-14 victory

LocalSportsJournal.com Ravenna's offense was powered by a pair of 100-yard rushing performances en route to a 41-14 victory over Hart on Friday evening. The Bulldogs bulldozed the Hart defense behind 121 yards rushing on seven carries by Hunter Hogan and a 14-carry,...

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Reeths-Puffer boys finish second at OK Green conference meet

Reeths-Puffer boys finish second at OK Green conference meet

By Craig Beilfuss LocalSportsJournal.com Zeeland West swept the second OK Green Conference Meet on Wednesday at Rycenga Park. In boys action, Zeeland West barely escaped with the low total team score (52) over Reeths-Puffer (53). Holland finished in third place (75),...

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Heights looking for share of conference title

Heights looking for share of conference title

by Craig Beilfuss LocalSportsJournal.com It’s a showdown on Friday night when the Muskegon Catholic Central Crusaders battle the Muskegon Heights Tigers with a stake of the Lakes 8 Activities Conference title on the line. Muskegon Heights head coach, Van Parker and...

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Mona Shores tennis cruises past GR Northview

Mona Shores tennis cruises past GR Northview

LocalSportsJournal.com The Mona Shores Sailors boys tennis team hosted Grand Rapids Northview on Wednesday nearly sweeping both the singles and doubles. The Sailors won with a score of 6-2. Drew Hackney cruised at No. 1 singles and Kayden Hellmann took No. 2 singles...

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North Muskegon tennis singles lead Norse past Grant

North Muskegon tennis singles lead Norse past Grant

LocalSportsJournal.com The North Muskegon boys tennis team dominated Grant at home on Wednesday, coming away with a 6-2 victory. The Norsemen took all four spots in singles play with Troy McManus, Pierce Marczak, Ethan Koman and Luke Hall all defeating their...

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Montague looks to extend winning streak on Friday evening

Montague looks to extend winning streak on Friday evening

By Craig Beilfuss LocalSportsJournal.com The Montague Wildcats have come a long way since their 35-0 loss to Edwardsburg in the season opener last month. Since then, the Wildcat defense has been nearly flawless. During their four-game winning streak, that includes two...

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Whitehall tennis ties Coopersville

Whitehall tennis ties Coopersville

LocalSportsJournal.com The Whitehall boys tennis team tied Coopersville on Wednesday 4-4. The Vikings took the top flights in both singles and doubles action. Ashton Trnka and River Morrison snagged the No. 1 and No. 2 singles for the Sailors. The team of Samuel Cole...

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Mona Shores girls golf finishes sixth at Forest Hills Northern invite

Mona Shores girls golf team finishes eighth at RP invite

LocalSportsJournal.com The Mona Shores girls golf team finished in eighth place at the Reeths-Puffer Invite on Tuesday.  With a team score of 373, the Sailors were led by Lily Miller's 87. Mayson Southland shot a season low 89. Also contributing to the Sailors...

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Spring Lake volleyball falls in opening round of O-K Blue tourney

Spring Lake falls to Coopersville volleyball in four

LocalSportsJournal.com Spring Lake volleyball lost to a competitive Coopersville squad in four sets in an O-K Blue matchup on Tuesday. The Lakers fell in four games with set scores of 25-22, 25-16, 25-27 and 25-19. The Lakers were led by Kalli Lewkowski who made 12...

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Mona Shores volleyball falls to Zeeland East in O-K Green conference tourney

Mona Shores volleyball rallies past Muskegon in quick win

LocalSportsJournal.com Mona Shores volleyball team rallied past Muskegon on Tuesday in a quick O-K Green win.   The Sailors won 25-5, 25-7 and 25-4. Leading for the Sailors was Grace Norris with 11 aces, 11 assists and six kills while Kyann Hellmann had ten...

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Reeths-Puffer falls to Zeeland West in O-K Green volleyball tourney

Reeths-Puffer volleyball tops Holland in O-K Green win

LocalSportsJournal.com The Reeths-Puffer volleyball team won another hard fought O-K Green match at home against the Holland Dutch on Tuesday. The Rockets won with set scores of 19-25, 25-12, 25-19 and 25-15. Leading for RP was Leah Ellis with 20 digs and two aces....

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Mason County Central volleyball tops Mason County Eastern

Mason County Central volleyball falls to Montague

LocalSportsJournal.com The Mason County Central volleyball team took a loss to hard hitting Montague in Western Michigan Conference play on Tuesday. Adria Quigley scored one ace and had three digs for the Spartans. Charlie Banks had four kills and two aces while...

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Fremont boys soccer rolls past Reed City with 8-0 shutout

Fremont boys soccer rolls past Reed City with 8-0 shutout

LocalSportsJournal.com The Fremont boys soccer team bombarded the net in their 8-0 victory over Reed City at home on Tuesday. The Packers took an early lead then continued to pile on the goals. Marcus Klimek netted four goals with an assist to lead Fremont while Chaz...

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Fruitport shuts down Whitehall, sets up district final showdown against rival Spring Lake

Fruitport fights off Reeths-Puffer for 1-1 tie in boys soccer

LocalSportsJournal.com The Fruitport boys soccer team battled Reeths-Puffer to a 1-1 draw in a non-league matchup on Tuesday. After a scoreless first half, Reeths-Puffer struck first with an Ashton Carpenter goal. The Trojans answered minutes later as Jackson Rebone...

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Ludington posts shutout of Western Michigan Christian

Ludington posts shutout of Western Michigan Christian

LocalSportsJournal.com The No. 14 ranked Division 2 Ludington boys soccer team downed West Michigan Christian 2-0 in a non conference matchup on Tuesday. Matthew Snyder led for the Orioles netting a goal and making an assist while Parker Wendt also contributed a goal....

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Mona Shores boys tennis gets past Holland

Mona Shores boys tennis gets past Holland

LocalSportsJournal.com The Mona Shores boys tennis team visited Holland on Monday and came out with a 5-3 win. The Sailors snuck past Holland, getting three of the four wins in singles action, while grabbing a pair of wins at doubles. Drew Hackney, Kayden Hellmann and...

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North Muskegon soccer posts 4-0 shutout of Muskegon Catholic

North Muskegon soccer posts 4-0 shutout of Muskegon Catholic

LocalSportsJournal.com No. 14 ranked North Muskegon boys soccer hosted Muskegon Catholic in a 4-0 shutout of the Crusaders in a nonleague matchup on Monday. Dylan Schultz and Brandon Winter posted two goals each to lead North Muskegon. Zach Mallon contributed with two...

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Fremont boys soccer rolls past Reed City with 8-0 shutout

Klimek nets four goals in Fremont soccer win over Newaygo

LocalSportsJournal.com The Fremont Packers and the Newaygo Lions squared off in a CSAA matchup on Monday with the Packers dominating in a 5-1 win. Marcus Klimek netted four goals while Chaz Miller put away one to put the Packers up 5-0 at the end of the first half....

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Montague falls to rival Whitehall in three-game volleyball matchup

Montague volleyball goes 2-1 at its own Saturday quad

LocalSportsJournal.com   Montague volleyball went 2-1 at its own quad on Saturday.   The Wildcats topped Holton and Ludington, but fell in three games to Spring Lake.  Ally Collins led Montague with ten aces and two digs, Alissa Wynn had 32 digs, five...

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Sundae’s on Sunday

Sundae’s on Sunday

By Craig Beilfuss LocalSportsJournal.com On a typical Sunday afternoon during the football season, Muskegon Big Reds coach Shane Fairfield is reviewing game tape. Fairfield and his staff breaks down the tape from the last game and looking at tape on the upcoming...

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Spring Lake takes Ludington Invitational

Spring Lake takes Ludington Invitational

By Craig Beilfuss LocalSportsJournal.com The Ludington High School girls golf team hosted the Ludington Invitational at Lincoln Hills Golf Club on Friday on a beautiful and sunny fall day that saw the Spring Lake Lakers finish atop the leaderboard. The Lakers...

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Piggee and Muskegon speed past Wyoming in first ever meeting

Piggee and Muskegon speed past Wyoming in first ever meeting

By Melvin Lane LocalSportsJournal.comWyoming - While the score wasn't close, it was a night that Muskegon sophomore slot/returner Destin Piggee won't soon forget.Piggee took a punt that bounced off the turf and returned it for a score, showcasing an array of moves and...

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MCC Jayhawks improve to 10-3 overall with win over Kellogg CC

MCC Jayhawks improve to 10-3 overall with win over Kellogg CC

LocalSportsJournal.com The Muskegon Community College Jayhawk’s volleyball team ran up its season record to 10-3 with a win over Kellogg Community College on Thursday. MCC topped the Bruins in three games with scores of 25-19, 25-16 and 25-22. Leading for the Jayhawks...

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Hart volleyball battles against Ravenna, falls in five

Hart volleyball squad tops White Cloud in non-league win

LocalSportsJournal.com The Hart Pirates volleyball team played its best game of the season yet defeating the White Cloud Indians 3-1 in a non-league matchup. Hart won with scores of 25-12, 28-30, 25-11 and 25-21. Kloe Klotz posted 16 digs, eight kills, four aces and...

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Spring Lake girls golf team wins O-K Blue jamboree on Saturday

Spring Lake girls golf finishes second at O-K Blue invite

LocalSportsJournal.com The Spring Lake girls golf team earned a second-place finish at Thursday's O-K Blue match at Mines Golf Club in Grand Rapids. All four Lakers shot in the 40's to combine for a 188 score, just behind Coopersville. Clara Saunders was the leading...

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