Scores and results from the rest of Friday's action:
SPRING LAKE TWP. — The Spring Lake girls trailed by two points after the first quarter of Friday night’s game. Reeths-Puffer went on to out score Spring Lake 66-45 in the final three quarters on their way to a 80-57 win.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Reeths-Puffer head coach Lance Johnson was at one point a player and assistant coach under Spring Lake head coach Bill Core. On Friday night, Johnson returned to coach against his former school and his team took home a 62-54 win over Spring Lake.
FRUITPORT — Even after two tough losses in the span of a week, Fruitport's focus has been on sticking together. Having strong leadership and a tight-knit group has helped.
FRUITPORT — When Fruitport Calvary Christian senior Kelsey Richards scored her 2,000th career point late in the third quarter of Friday's game against Wellspring Prep, there weren't any immediate celebrations.
When it comes to the No. 3 pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, there are only a handful of options being projected to the Lions as analysts release their latest wave of mock drafts. The most popular choice has been Ohio State cornerback Jeffrey Okudah, who picked up another vote from ESPN’s Mel …
MOBILE, Ala. — The Detroit Lions still have a handful of coaching vacancies on the staff after wrapping up a week of practice at the Senior Bowl. The team has yet to name assistants who will be in charge of linebackers, defensive backs and tight ends, with three coaches from last year’s staf…
SAINT PAUL, Minn. — The Red Wings can’t wait to see Tyler Bertuzzi in a playoff series, but for now, they are delighted to see him in an All-Star Game.
DETROIT — Michael Fulmer certainly looks different, having shed at least 20 pounds since his last visit to the Tigers’ clubhouse six months ago.
MOBILE, Ala. — When the San Francisco 49ers beat the Green Bay Packers in the NFC championship game last Sunday, Matt Patricia sent 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan and general manager John Lynch congratulatory text messages, wishing both luck in next week’s Super Bowl.
Michigan native and former Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter will join another Michigan native, Ted Simmons, plus Larry Walker and Marvin Miller in the 2020 class of the Baseball Hall of Fame.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Grand Haven wrestling won their match Wednesday night in dominant fashion. They defeated conference rival Hudsonville 65-14 on their Bucs Pride night.
KALAMAZOO — There’s a specific memory in the mind of 77-year-old Don Zomer from his days watching a wiry 6-foot-2, 150-pound shortstop patrol the infield at Kalamazoo Central in the early 1990s.
Fruitport was locked in a back and forth battle with O-K Black rival Reeths-Puffer in the second quarter before the Rockets pulled away en route to a 76-54 win over the Trojans.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — After a three-game losing streak, it wasn’t pretty for Grand Haven in their victory over a Grandville team that is winless in conference play.
MIAMI — Parochially you know Miami wanted Ryan Tannehill for the Super Bowl it is hosting. The idea of the longtime Dolphins quarterback playing for an NFL championship in his former stadium, under the nose of the team that discarded him, would have been rather surreal and delicious.
Derek Jeter was the pride of the Yankees over a remarkable 20-year career, one that puts him the company of names like Ruth and Gehrig and DiMaggio. And one that’ll earn Jeter his sport’s highest honor today when the Baseball Hall of Fame announces its 2020 class of inductees.
DENVER — The Detroit Red Wings noticed fans still remember the rivalry, and the competitiveness of the Colorado Avalanche stoked hopes it soon might be revived.
The Western Michigan Christian girls were trailing Spring Lake by 11 points late in the third quarter, but with clutch shooting and timely defense the Warriors climbed out of the hole and sent the game to overtime. The Warriors took over from there, defeating Spring Lake 62-56.
MUSKEGON — Lucas Lyyski's 20 points led the charge for Spring Lake on Saturday night as the Lakers endured a tough night at Western Michigan Christian. The smaller school kept the Lakers honest down the stretch, but ultimately Spring Lake finished the night with a 51-44 victory.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The Grand Haven girls finished off their toughest week of the season so far. It began Tuesday against No. 3-ranked Hudsonville and on Friday the Buccaneers hosted an honorable mention top-10 team in the state in Rockford. Rockford’s tough defense and balanced scoring attac…
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Seven minutes into Spring Lake’s Friday matchup with Comstock Park, there was plenty to be happy with. The Lakers were up 10-2 and cruising.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — With one event left in the night, Grand Haven boys swim and dive already had their O-K Red opener against Grandville locked up. Three legs into the 4x100-yard freestyle relay, the Bulldogs held a one-second lead over both of Grand Haven's best relay teams.
After conference basketball play kicked off on Friday night, the area’s basketball teams have hit the meat of their schedule. Elsewhere, after weekend weather canceled a handful of local events, sports like wrestling are eager to get back in action.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — On some nights, a basketball team, much like Grand Haven, can run into an opponent that will feel like a buzz saw. On Tuesday, Hudsonville was exactly that team.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — In their first home game of the season, the Lakers fell short against conference rival Coopersville. The Broncos defeated Spring Lake 68-50.
PARK TWP. — West Ottawa sophomore Molly Borski said the Panthers, which feature a smaller lineup this season, do their best to compensate for their lack of height.
ALLENDALE — Spring Lake hung tough for the majority of Friday's contest at Allendale, but down the stretch couldn't find the shots to stay in the game.
FRUITPORT — The Fruitport boys basketball team hadn’t won an O-K Black conference game in four years. On Friday night, the Trojans ended that streak with a 69-61 win over Kenowa Hills.
ALLENDALE — Spring Lake has endured an up-and-down start to their season as their young roster slowly comes together. If Friday's 58-44 win over Allendale is anything to go off of, they may turn themselves into competitors in the O-K Blue yet.