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SPRING LAKE TWP. — Five total touchdowns from Zach Mitchell and a couple of big second-half turnovers were all Spring Lake needed in their 54-22 blowout of Fruitport on Friday night.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Midday rain affected both races of Friday’s pre-regional cross country meet, but Grand Haven did what it had to in order to keep themselves alive.
Michigan high school winter sports will start on time with precautions in place to combat the spread of COVID-19, says the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
Spring Lake took on Reeths-Puffer for the fifth straight postseason, and won 3-2 in overtime. Although the Rockets made a staggering comeback to tie the game in the last four minutes, Ben Bush scored with 2:44 left in overtime to win the match.
Stay positive, test negative. That’s been the mantra inside Michigan’s Schembechler Hall for months, the one Jim Harbaugh keeps repeating and players have taken to heart. And with the Big Ten season ready to kick off this weekend, at long last, that’s not about to change. Even when it comes …
HOLLAND — Spring Lake surrendered a safety early in Friday’s game at Holland Christian, but the defense shut out the Maroons the rest of the way for a 34-2 victory in the wind and rain.
MUSKEGON — Highlight-reel runs from Max Price and Elliot Riegler helped preserve Muskegon Catholic Central's unbeaten record on Friday night as they beat Orchard View 41-0.
FRUITPORT — Reeths-Puffer has now knocked out local boys soccer teams in consecutive years, as they beat Fruitport 3-1 on the road Thursday night in an opening-round district game.
Mel Tucker got a late start at Michigan State. Mark Dantonio’s retirement didn’t come until February, and Tucker was hired as the new coach shortly after that.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — If there was a team Grand Haven probably didn’t want to see in its district opener on Wednesday, it was probably Rockford.
At times, it feels like the only positive thing about the Detroit Lions this season has been their special teams. Jack Fox has been the NFL’s best punter, bolstered by the strong play of the coverage units, and Matt Prater continues to be one of the game’s most-reliable kickers, despite a co…
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Cool temperatures usually produce faster times when it comes to running, but a breezy Tuesday afternoon proved difficult for both Grand Haven and West Ottawa in their final O-K Red dual meet of the season.
The Western Michigan Christian soccer program played a home game in a place that felt more comfortable than usual on Tuesday, opening its new Warrior Field with a 5-1 win over Ravenna.
In football, there are three key components to any good defense: You need to be able to stop the run, rush the passer and cover. The Detroit Lions aren’t doing any of those well, and it’s a big reason the team has one win through four games.
Muskegon Catholic Central moved to second in Division 6 in Monday's Associated Press state football poll. There are just five voters to make up the rankings, but MCC received four votes at No. 2 and one at No. 3 in Division 6.
Vladislav Namestnikov has memories of being in the Detroit Red Wings’ locker room with his uncle, and has autographed hockey cards of those Stanley Cup-winning teams somewhere in his house.
A lighter weekend of prep sports saw just a handful of volleyball teams in action. With districts and regionals approaching in cross country and soccer, it’s getting into crunch time for the fall season.
ALLENDALE — A series of special-teams dramatics could not undo Spring Lake’s rushing attack Friday as the visiting Lakers topped Allendale, 38-36.
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Aaron Rodgers and his Green Bay Packers teammates won’t get a chance to celebrate their fast start by leaving town during their week off.
Detroit Tigers jack-of-all-trades and fan-favorite Don Kelly stepped to the plate in the top of the first inning in the 2011 American League Division Series against the New York Yankees.
The first kickoff of the Big Ten season is a little more than two weeks away, and while that might be hard to believe, reality is starting to set in for Mel Tucker and Michigan State.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — It hasn’t been too often that Spring Lake soccer has had to tighten up and play defensively. Usually, they’re spending their second halves adding to a lead.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Thanks to some quick work by athletic directors at both schools, Grand Haven will host Mona Shores in a clash of former O-K Red foes Friday evening.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Even at this late stage in the season, there is still a little work to be done for Grand Haven soccer to replicate their district title success from a year ago.