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Spring Lake’s lone football final appearance came in 2000, a 12-2 year that had come on the backs of three straight 3-6 seasons. A main reason for that was a standout class of 2001 on the field, with Art Anderson among the best of them all.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — There was smooth sailing for Grand Haven football coach Mike Farley through the first half of March. After returning to the Buccaneers on Feb. 19, he met with players on March 10 with a plan in place to begin teaching after spring break.

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ALLEN PARK – In NFL circles, it’s often said you don’t fully know what you have in a player until after three seasons. With that in mind, we’ve long preferred holding off on grading a draft class until that much time has passed.

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In his first public comments since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh discussed the potential resumption of sports during a podcast appearance with Jay Nordlinger, a childhood friend and senior editor of the National Review.

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Bob Quinn hung an “open for business” sign on the No. 3 pick in next month’s NFL draft, but as with most of the country, the coronavirus could force him to close up shop.

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ALLEN PARK – The Detroit Lions have addressed a big need with an even bigger body, agreeing to a two-year deal with 345-pound nose tackle Danny Shelton.

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Mike Farley previously guided Grand Haven’s varsity football team to 44 total wins, three playoff appearances, a pair of playoff victories and an O-K Conference championship.

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Michigan State has hired Colorado football coach Mel Tucker, ending a wild seven-day search to replace Mark Dantonio, who abruptly and surprisingly retired on Feb. 4 after 13 seasons.

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A day after Michigan State was spurned by Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell for its head football coaching job, a Board of Trustees member pushed back against criticism of the university and said MSU does not want a “waffling flake” as a head coach.

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Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio announced his retirement Tuesday, ending a 13-year run in which he guided the Spartans to heights they hadn't reached in decades.

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Uncomfortable and under duress for much of the game, Patrick Mahomes suddenly recaptured his mojo — and lifted Andy Reid and the Chiefs to a Super Bowl victory — the team's first NFL championship in a half-century.

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No matter what the score is for the Kansas City Chiefs’ showdown with the San Francisco 49ers, Super Bowl LIV is already a big win for the NFL and Fox.

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Jennifer Lopez and Shakira will pay tribute to the late basketball legend Kobe Bryant during Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show.

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After last year’s Super Bowl, the biggest sporting event on the American calendar should see a few more points on Sunday evening. The Los Angeles Rams were a high-powered offense heading into Super Bowl LIII, but couldn’t find a way past the New England defense as the Patriots won a dull 13-3 game.

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GRAND HAVEN — Tonight, the Grand Haven football team will play in their first district final football game since the 2009 team took on Rockford. The 2009 team was the first Grand Haven team to make the playoffs since 1999, so these two teams are similar in the way they ended long playoff dro…

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GRAND HAVEN — It had been a decade since Grand Haven’s last playoff victory in football, back when the Bucs’ current players were still in elementary school.

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GRANDVILLE -- A big night from the Grand Haven defense and a huge rushing game from Connor Worthington led the Bucs to their first playoff win since 2009. Grand Haven defeated Grandville in the pre-district game 28-7 Friday night.

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BYRON CENTER — Any underdog needs the small details to go their way, be it bounces or turnovers. Spring Lake didn’t get any of that on Friday night, and Byron Center proved their undefeated record didn’t come cheaply in a 49-14 rout of the Lakers.

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Grand Haven's Connor Worthington is headed to Michigan Tech, a perfect fit for his outdoorsy lifestyle.

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GRAND HAVEN – For the first time since 2011 the Grand Haven Buccaneers football team will be playing postseason football. Grand Haven will take on a familiar foe in the Grandville Bulldogs.

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SPRING LAKE – It was the last time at Grabinski Field for Spring Lake’s seniors on Friday night. After setting out to change the culture surrounding their program following two difficult years, the Lakers’ 35-7 win over Holland Christian was a marker of their success.

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GRAND RAPIDS - The Grand Haven Buccaneers football team won their fourth straight game after beating Grand Rapids Union 37-6 Friday night. With the win, the Bucs finish out the regular season at 5-4 and give themselves a shot at making the playoffs. 

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SPRING LAKE – The Lakers were at home Friday night taking on conference rival Grand Rapids Catholic Central. The Cougars hot offense could not be cooled off by the rain and sub 50 degree weather as they ran away with a 42-14 victory. 

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GRAND HAVEN – There are momentum swings, and then there are whatever Friday night was. Grand Haven’s back-and-forth win over Caledonia came on Homecoming night, in a must-win scenario. Having a small margin for error didn’t seem to rattle the Bucs too much on an important night in their season.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Michigan State talked about it this week – if you expect to win the Big Ten championship, you're going to have to beat Ohio State.

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SPRING LAKE – It was a throwback performance from the Spring Lake football team on Friday night. In 2000, the price of a gallon of gas was right around $1.50. That happens to be the last time the Lakers beat a private-school team.