Achieving success and personal growth in youth sports comes with a price in the Tri-Cities.
The payoff for parents like Brian and Melissa Gross of Grand Haven comes in seeing their son, Brendon, enjoy the thrills of gliding on ice, battling relentlessly for pucks and firing screaming slap shots in his youth hockey league.
For the second consecutive year, Spring Lake junior Ryan Fedewa was named first-team all-state by the Michigan High School Tennis Coaches Association.
Fedewa has been a fixture at No. 1 singles for the Lakers since his freshman year.
As police frantically worked to figure out how his fiancée's 24-year-old daughter had vanished, a Michigan pastor who had turned to God to shed his violent past went to his flock with a request: pray for her.
Down to a fierce finish, President Barack Obama accused Mitt Romney of scaring voters with lies on Friday, while the Republican challenger warned grimly of political paralysis and another recession if Obama reclaims the White House.