Fourteen area athletes - eight boys and six girls - from the Northwest Ottawa Recreation Authority (NORA) will compete in the Hershey Track & Field State Meet, held in Holt on Friday.
The meet is expecting over 400 competitors.
The local athletes qualified for the state meet by winning their age group in the local Hershey Track & Field Meet on Thursday, May 17 at Lakeshore Middle School.
With several area churches holding vacation Bible camps, Grand Haven High School running its volleyball camp, and a prime time for family vacations, there is stiff competition for a child's participation at any activity this week.
Spring Lake head coach Jerry Rabideau and Grand Haven running back Dakota Smith echoed each other when describing the collective talent of the West roster for Saturday's Michigan High School Football Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game.
Hundreds of people gathered at the Grand Haven Skate Park on Saturday afternoon as the Meijer State Games of Michigan arrived in town looking for the best skateboarders and BMX athletes around the state.
The fifth annual Mike Herman Memorial Soccer Camp will be held at Grand Haven High School's Buccaneer Stadium, beginning next week with three-straight days of free instruction for children going into grades 2-8.
Southwest Lower Peninsula
St. Joseph: Fishing overall is spotty. A few perch were caught in waters 40 feet or deeper. Salmon fishing was hit-or-miss with anglers trolling in waters 40 to 200 feet deep. A few anglers did well but most are struggling to catch more than one or two fish a trip. Pier anglers caught a couple steelhead on alewife or shrimp.
Collette Hansen got a bitter taste of disappointment in her performance of the finals in the championship flight at last year's Spring Lake Women's Invitational golf tournament at Spring Lake Country Club.