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.