Local teams ready for first action of 2013

Annual Adam Provencal wrestling invitational is Saturday in Grand Haven
Tribune Staff
Jan 2, 2013

With the Christmas and New Years holidays now in the rear-view mirror, the prep calendar heats up in the coming days.

Basketball teams from all four area schools resume play this weekend, while bowling, competitive cheer, hockey and wrestling squads are also in action.

Western Michigan Christian is the earliest to get back into the swing of things as the Warriors’ boys basketball team hosts Reeths-Puffer tonight at 7 p.m.

On Thursday, the prep calendar is clear of varsity sports activity, but on Friday, seven area basketball teams suit it up and take to the court.

Grand Haven’s varsity boys squad looks to snap its three-game skid with a road game at Traverse City Central, while the Buccaneers’ girls are not in action.

Spring Lake’s boys and girls host Orchard View; Fruitport’s boys and girls basketball squads host Ludington; and both Western Michigan Christian varsity teams play at Mona Shores. In each case, the girls’ contest begins at 6 p.m. with the boys to follow.

Also on Friday, Grand Haven’s varsity hockey team takes to the ice at L.C. Walker Arena in the Konrad Hockey Tournament. The Bucs play at 6 p.m., then play again on Saturday, depending on the outcome of Friday’s contest.

On Saturday, wrestling takes center stage as Grand Haven hosts its annual Adam Provencal Invitational. Spring Lake will make the short trip south to participate in that event, while Fruitport will wrestle at Orchard View.

Grand Haven and WMC will each send bowling teams to Fruitport to compete in the Trojans’ home invitational. In competitive cheer action, Grand Haven will head to Grandville while Fruitport and WMC will both cheer at Reeths-Puffer

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