Spring sports schedule heats up

After a week off for Spring Break, area prep sports teams hit the ground running today and don't slow down until the end of the spring season in early June.
Matt DeYoung
Apr 9, 2012

Today’s schedule features a heavy dose of Buccaneer and Laker sports as Grand Haven and Spring Lake baseball and soccer teams both return to action.

The Bucs’ baseball squad is at Zeeland East for a non-conference tilt while the girls soccer team hosts Reeths-Puffer, also in a non-league contest.

The Lakers’ baseball team travels to Coopersville while the girls’ soccer squad takes on Grandville. Both are non-league matchups.

The schedule gets even more hectic on Tuesday as four Buccaneers’ varsity sports teams — golf, tennis, softball and water polo — are in action.

One highlight of the weekly schedule comes on Saturday as Grand Haven hosts its annual Big Buc baseball and softball tournaments.

The baseball action begins at 11 a.m., with Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Fruitport all participating.

The softball tournament starts at 10 a.m.

Another softball event on Saturday is Spring Lake’s annual Lakeshore Grand Slam Tournament, which takes place at Softball World in Muskegon. That event kicks off at 9 a.m.

Sticking with baseball, league action gets under way this week for the Bucs, the Lakers and the Trojans. Grand Haven plays at Grandville on Wednesday and again on Friday in O-K Red action.

The Lakes Eight favors Friday twinbills for league play. Spring Lake will host Grant for a pair of games on Friday while Fruitport hosts Orchard View. The same matchups are in place for the Lakers’ and Trojans’ softball teams.

Grand Haven’s golf team kicks off O-K Red play with a home match against East Kentwood and West Ottawa at Grand Haven Golf Club on Tuesday.

The Buccaneers’ soccer team plays a pair of non-league games — home against Reeths-Puffer tonight and home against Holland Christian on Wednesday — before kicking off O-K Red play with a home game against Muskegon on Friday evening.

Grand Haven’s track and field squad will compete in its first official meet of the season on Thursday as the Bucs host the Jenison Wildcats.

PREVIEWING SPRING SPORTS

The Grand Haven Tribune will not publish a special section previewing spring sports teams this year. Instead, an individual sport will be previewed each day in the Tribune.

Lacrosse and water polo previews ran prior to Spring Break. After skipping last week because of break, the spring previews will resume on Tuesday with a look at the area baseball teams.

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