Grand Haven coach Steve Hewitt said his Buccaneers' varsity boys basketball team was lacking three ‘Es' during the first-half of their O-K Red Conference game at Jenison on Friday: Enthusiasm, energy and effort.
The weather this morning led to a dicey commute for motorists in West Michigan - especially in Crockery Township where a car slammed into the back of a semitrailer truck along Cleveland Street, just west of Interstate 96.
(UPDATED: Friday, 11:40 a.m.) A winter storm warning is in effect until 5 p.m. today.
The warning area includes Ottawa, Muskegon, Kent, Oceana, Newaygo, Mecosta, Isabella, Montcalm, Gratiot, Ionia, Clinton, Allegan, Barry, Eaton and Ingham counties.
Grand Haven came up short against Jenison, losing 66-54. The Wildcats made 12-of-14 foul shots in the fourth quarter and were lights out from 3-point range, hitting 8-of-12 triple tries. Connor Grimes led the Bucs with 15 points and eight rebounds, while Isaak Newhouse added 13 points. Korey Searle scored nine points for the Bucs (15-4, 10-4 O-K Red).
A dramatic increase in use of marijuana among teens - including teens in Northwest Ottawa County - was one of the emerging trends in drug abuse addressed during a free, public panel discussion presented Thursday evening at the Grand Haven 9 Theater.
Jim Warren took over a basketball program at a school district with just 58 students in grades 9-12, so his expectations were understandably modest for his first season this winter at Fruitport Calvary Christian.
James Richardson invited Brighton to attend the Grand Haven wrestling duals tournament this past December for one reason - because he felt there was a chance his Buccaneers could match up with the Bulldogs in the state tournament.