Grand Haven’s girls basketball team got off to a winning start in their trip to Traverse City over the weekend, as they beat Traverse City Central on Friday and beat TC West the following afternoon.
MUSKEGON — It’s only December, and still early in the basketball season. Early enough for Spring Lake’s players and coaches to enjoy some ice cream together while watching the game film over the weekend.
Through two decades as the varsity boys basketball coach at Spring Lake, Bill Core has coached plenty of different Laker student-athletes, plenty of other people’s kids.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — There’s a lot to love about the hype of basketball season – the heavy-breathing buildup that leads to a highly anticipated results in March.
MUSKEGON — Replacing 20 points per game and an all-time leading scorer isn’t just a walk in the park. That’s what graduated guard Taylor Folkema provided on any given night. Now, she’s playing basketball at Spring Arbor.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Four starters return to Grand Haven’s girls basketball roster this winter, but it’s a very new cast of characters that will have the Buccaneers aimed at the top half of the OK Red.
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — Cade Cunningham wanted to make a good first impression. He accessorized his black-and-navy draft night suit with a pair of Cartier C Décor glasses, which are known to Detroiters as Buffs.
Hunter Dickinson, the reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year, is staying at Michigan. The 7-foot-1 center announced on Tuesday that he was withdrawing from the NBA draft.
DETROIT — It was the most suspenseful moment in recent Pistons history, and finally, finally, something to celebrate. One of Detroit’s teams was due for a building boost and the Pistons got a huge one, landing the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft lottery.
Chris Webber was on the Dan Patrick show Thursday morning, and said he didn’t know Jalen Rose was going to interview him with Maria Taylor on Sunday on ESPN.
Local schools had little trouble making the grade even in an unusual year of online learning. Earlier this week, Michigan’s basketball coaches’ association released lists for all-academic teams, with a number of nearby schools and individuals earning top marks.
For a handful of local boys basketball programs, there was a disappointing finish to the regular season, as Grand Haven and Western Michigan Christian narrowly missed out on conference titles.
The girls basketball season is winding to a close, with the state finals coming up at the end of the week. All local teams were eliminated by last week, but there were still a handful of postseason honors headed their way.
Five minutes before the Spring Lake boys basketball team was set to depart to their Division 2 regional semifinal against Coopersville, head coach Bill Core got word to visit athletic director Cavin Mohrhardt in his office.
MUSKEGON — Tuesday night's state tournament game between Grand Haven and Forest Hills Northern was the type of contest neither team deserved to lose.
According to Cavin Mohrhardt, the athletic director for Spring Lake Public Schools, a positive COVID-19 test on the high school’s basketball team has ended the team’s state tournament run.
MUSKEGON — Grand Haven's 2021 season has been an enigma, as the Buccaneers have spent plenty of time playing well and gone through tough stretches.
MUSKEGON (AP) — A Michigan high school basketball referee was charged with assault Wednesday for putting his hands on a coach and pushing him with about a minute left in a close game.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Facing one of the area's top teams on Wednesday night, Grand Haven's girls basketball team knew it had to be at its best.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — With senior leader and primary ball-handler Sam Sheridan sidelined on Tuesday night, the point guard role for Spring Lake was cast into doubt.
Grand Haven's girls basketball team started slowly and couldn't keep up with the state's No. 8 team in Division 1, dropping a 64-35 contest at East Kentwood.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — In the waning moments of Grand Haven’s boys final home game of the 2021 season, there was just one senior left that hadn’t recorded a bucket.
Due to a positive COVID-19 test for a member of Hamilton's girls basketball team, Spring Lake and Fruitport's girls teams will have their finishes to the regular season affected.
On Monday, the MHSAA released state tournament brackets for both boys and girls basketball, with district play starting next week – on Monday for girls teams and Tuesday for the boys' side.