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The last time an NBA clock ticked toward zero, one of the favorites for the league’s title refused to leave the locker room, a brazen protest in the wake of another highly publicized police shooting, this one 40 miles from the team’s home.

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Generally, a multi-sport athlete has a good chance at winning Spring Lake’s Len Fase Award for the top male and female Lakers of the year. That would have been the case again this summer, as award winners Zach Keyser and Phoebe Saunders had plans for big senior seasons in their spring sport …

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With high-school sports sidelined for the remainder of the school year, we’re asking local prep athletes about a few of their favorite things away from their game.

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Today’s ‘Get To Know’ takes a look at Fruitport senior Luke Mitchell. Luke was a starter on the Trojans’ basketball team and was planning on finishing his senior season as part of the Fruitport baseball team.

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Spring Lake basketball, like a handful of local teams, will always have a rare feeling associated to their 2019-20 season. For nearly every team across the state, normally a season would end with a state-tournament loss.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — In her time at the University of Michigan, Abby (Cole) Hatch saw the full value of an athletic scholarship as a member of the Wolverines’ volleyball team.

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With high-school sports sidelined for the near future, we decided to reach out to local student-athletes and ask them a handful of questions so readers can to get to know them.

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With high-school sports sidelined for the near future, we decided to reach out to local student-athletes and ask them a handful of questions so readers can to get to know them.

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(AP) — The NCAA canceled its men's and women's basketball tournaments on Thursday because of the spread of coronavirus, putting an abrupt end to the season less than a month before champions were to be crowned.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The Grand Haven boys had little trouble punching their ticket to the district finals in Wednesday’s win over Mona Shores. The Buccaneers defeated the Sailors by a score of 64-37.

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SPARTA — Spring Lake needed to be nearly perfect to beat Grand Rapids West Catholic in their regional semifinal on Tuesday night. Instead, the Falcons proved why they’re among the favorites to win a state title in their 62-37 win that ended the Lakers’ season.

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MORLEY — The Western Michigan Christian girls offense never got going during their regional semifinal loss to Ithaca. Ithaca defeated WMC 44-35.

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MUSKEGON — Spring Lake has hit their stride at the right point in the season, and it has plenty to do with junior guard Sam Sheridan. Whether it was the high stakes of a state tournament game, or an energized crowd, Monday night was Sheridan’s chance to take the reins.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The Grand Haven duo of Drew Sinke and Owen Ross came through for the Buccaneers in a big way in the team’s 73-56 win over Reeths-Puffer. Sinke led the Buccaneers with 26 points with six made 3-pointers and Ross scored 24 with four threes of his own.

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FRUITPORT — When Marcelo Conklin was a young, prospective Fruitport basketball player there was no program in place for him to learn the game.

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Fruitport Calvary Christian came into Friday night with six straight district titles and most assumed they would be leaving with seven given that the 17-3 Eagles were taking on a 6-15 Muskegon Catholic Central team. The Eagles did come away with a 35-30 victory, but not without some adversity.

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With the girls basketball state tournament headed into regionals, the boys tournament gets going on Monday. New for this year is a seeding procedure that keeps the top two seeds in each district from meeting each other until a potential final.

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FRUITPORT — The Fruitport boys played their last regular season game on Thursday and fell to Whitehall by a score of 44-36. The Trojans also used Thursday as a chance to honor their seniors. Luke Mitchell, Marcelo Conklin, Ethan Flores, Rico Jones, Logan Manciu, Adam Eitniear and Tyler Thedo…

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MUSKEGON — At this point on the basketball calendar, winning simply means you get to play more basketball. That math sounds perfectly fine to Spring Lake, who needed to grind on both ends in their district semifinal on Wednesday night.

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MUSKEGON — The Grand Haven girls were on the brink of a major upset several times throughout their district semifinal game against Reeths-Puffer on Wednesday night.

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MUSKEGON — Fruitport's girls basketball hung with Montague for a little over a quarter on Wednesday night, but couldn't stick with the top-seeded Wildcats in a 58-37 defeat. 

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SPRING LAKE TWP. — On a night where Spring Lake's seniors were celebrated, they did most of the heavy lifting in their final game of the regular season. 

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MUSKEGON — Western Michigan Christian began their march towards a district title at home with a confident, controlled victory over Fennville on Monday night.