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.
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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.
Plenty of local teams were in action on Thursday, with wins on the soccer field and in the pool for a handful of area programs. Results and more from Thursday’s loaded slate of competition:
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Strength in numbers got the job done for Grand Haven cross country on Tuesday, as both the boys and girls teams were victorious in a home meet with East Kentwood.
Most weeks during a normal fall season, football is the only thing going on a Friday night. With schedules compressed by COVID-19 delays, that might not be the case every week this time around. A handful of different events took place across Friday and Saturday.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — After two weeks without a meet, Spring Lake’s cross country teams were more than ready to race again. Back on their home course, that anticipation turned into fast times, as local runners secured top-three finishes in both races.
Thursday was as normal a night on the high school schedule as we’ve seen in months. Soccer, swimming and volleyball matches were all part of a busy night, along with the fall sports that had a full start to their seasons.
A meeting of the MHSAA’s Representative Council Friday yielded little change to current guidelines governing play for boys soccer, volleyball and girls swimming.
Western Michigan Christian cross country runner Abbi VanderKooi was in San Diego participating in the Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships. VanderKooi placed third running a personal record of 16:55.2.
On Saturday, WMC sophomore Abby VanderKooi competed in the Foot Locker Cross Country Midwest Regional meet in Kenosha, Wisc. There, she raced against some of the top athletes from 13 states. The top ten athletes per gender qualify for the Foot Locker Nationals in San Diego, Calif. on Dec. 14.
While a handful of fall sports march towards the state playoffs, there were wins in plenty of places for area teams. Scores and results from Tuesday's action:
SPRING LAKE – Three Spring Lake runners finished in the top ten during Tuesday's O-K Blue championship as the Lakers tore up their home course. The Lakers' team total of 43 was 10 points ahead of Allendale.
The Grand Haven Tribune is counting down our top five female and male athletes, as well as teams for the 2018-19 season. Our No. 3 female athlete of the year is Western Michigan Christian freshman Abby VanderKooi for lighting the running world on fire with her distance prowess.
The Grand Haven Tribune is counting down our top five female and male athletes, as well as teams, for the 2018-19 athletic season. Our No. 3 boys athlete of the year is Ben Hylen of the Spring Lake cross country and track and field teams for leading the cross team to a third-place finish at …
Former local athletes made their hometown proud this week with a heavy presence on the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Academic Honor Roll, with 19 student-athletes represented.
The Grand Haven Tribune is counting down our top five male and female athletes, as well as teams for the 2018-19 athletic season. Our No. 3 team is the Spring Lake boys cross country team thanks to its third-place finish at the Division 2 state finals.
The Grand Haven Tribune is counting down our top five female and male athletes, as well as teams for the 2018-19 athletic season. Our No. 4 male athlete of the year is Andrew Hylen after finishing as an All-State honoree on both the cross country course and track, while picking up a third sp…
The Grand Haven Tribune is counting down our top five female and male athletes, as well as teams for the 2018-19 athletic season. Our No. 4 female athlete is Grand Haven’s Gabby Hentemann, who captured a state title in the highly competitive 800-meter run and a top-eight finish at the Divisi…
A glassy morning on Lake Michigan was shattered by a raucous cheer from eager swimmers Sunday morning as they embarked on a morning of intense, voluntary exercise.
A pair of local road races are set to begin off the summer running season this weekend as the Tri-Cities YMCA Kickoff to Summer Run, presented by Klever Innovations and the Fruitport Old Fashioned Days 5K Run are scheduled for Saturday morning.
The awards keep coming for Western Michigan Christian standout runner Abby VanderKooi after a stellar freshman season running for the Warriors and summer running on the national circuit.
Western Michigan Christian freshman standout runner Abby VanderKooi was one of 40 girls competing in Saturday's 40th annual Foot Locker Cross Country National Finals in Balboa Park located in San Diego, Calif.
The Grand Valley State women's cross country team captured its sixth NCAA National Title with a dominant performance in the 6K race after they scored 41 points, while Sarah Berger became the third different GVSU athlete in program history to win an NCAA Cross Country National Title on Saturd…
Student athletes across the country gathered in classrooms, auditoriums, libraries and hallways Wednesday to officially extend their careers in both the classroom and competitive fields on National Signing Day.
Student-athletes across the country gathered in classrooms, auditoriums, libraries and hallways Wednesday to officially extend their careers in both the classroom and competitive fields on National Signing Day.
The Grand Haven cross country teams had a productive night at the Michigan High School Track and Cross Country Association annual conference Friday night, including the induction of a former coach into the association’s Hall of Fame.
The Spring Lake athletic programs enjoyed widespread success this fall season, with the boys and girls cross country teams capturing O-K Blue Conference titles and many more finishing runners-up in the final standings.
The Fruitport volleyball and cross country teams enjoyed sustained success in the O-K Black Conference this fall, so it should come as no surprise that the programs also had plenty of student-athletes make the prestigious All-Conference team for their efforts.
It was an impressive fall season for the Western Michigan Christian athletic programs, as the boys and girls cross country, volleyball and boy soccer teams all clinched conference championships.
BROOKLYN — Abby VanderKooi first realized she could be a state champion when she ran an 18 minute, 3-second race at the Tamarac Turkey Trot 5K in Fremont last Thanksgiving.