10:40 AM Jan 2, 2012
With Christmas break wrapping up today, area prep sports teams are poised to return to action this week.
12:23 AM Dec 31, 2011
1. Soccer teams from Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Western Michigan Christian each entered the 2011 season with high expectations, but few could have imagined the combined success the three teams would enjoy, especially in the state tournament as all three programs advanced to the state championship game.
12:24 AM Dec 31, 2011
Grand Haven's contest on Friday against Detroit Martin Luther King in the Motor City Roundball Classic in Detroit may have been just another non-conference game, but the significance of the Bucs' performance could pay dividends come March.
10:45 AM Dec 30, 2011
Fruitport's bread and butter is creating scoring opportunities off its full- court pressure defense. Mona Shores had no trouble solving that on Thursday, and the Sailors didn't have many problems handling the Trojans' half-court defense, either. The host Sailors dominated the rebounding edge and held the Trojans to just seven made field goals in a 52-22 result in the finals of the Muskegon Sports Hall of Fame Girls Basketball Classic. In the consolation game of the event, Muskegon defeated Reeths-Puffer, 58-47.
10:40 AM Dec 30, 2011
Grand Haven varsity girls basketball coach Katie Kowalczyk-Fulmer said she wanted a tougher non-conference schedule this winter - and starting with today's 3:30 p.m. showdown against Detroit Martin Luther King, her wish has been granted.
1:00 PM Dec 30, 2011
Spring Lake placed third out of four teams at the 36th annual Wildcat Swim Invitational, held at Jenison High School on Thursday. Despite failing to contend for the title at the event, Lakers head coach Penny Zacek saw plenty of good things from her squad - a tribute to the hard work they've put in over Christmas break.
10:37 AM Dec 29, 2011
Fruitport's varsity boys basketball team had a 16-11 lead on undefeated Comstock Park after the first quarter on Wednesday, but the Trojans couldn't keep the Panthers contained the rest of the way in the Trojans' 64-54 setback.
11:35 AM Dec 28, 2011
John Potter had made a Mid-American Conference record 126 consecutive point-after attempts heading into Tuesday's Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field.
10:31 AM Dec 28, 2011
Grand Valley State's Aaron Beebe, a senior from Grand Haven, has been named the NCAA Division II national swimmer of the week by CollegeSwimming.com after setting seven pool records at the 2011 Calvin College Winter Invitational this past weekend.
10:29 AM Dec 28, 2011
A pair of 3-pointers by Kaelyn Laufersky hit a pair of third-quarter 3-pointers, helping Fruitport's varsity girls basketball team hold off Reeths-Puffer, 37-26.