The general consensus was that this year’s Super Bowl advertisements weren’t that super, but the judges still found something to like during a local marketing agency’s ad rating party Sunday night.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — At the end of a process that has taken place almost entirely online, Wednesday marked an exciting day of closure for a handful of Grand Haven High School student-athletes.
ANN ARBOR (AP) — The entire University of Michigan athletic department is pausing after several positive tests for the new COVID-19 variant that transmits at a higher rate.
ANN ARBOR (AP) — Michigan has decided to stick with coach Jim Harbaugh, finalizing a new, five-year deal that cuts his guaranteed compensation but gives him an opportunity to make up for the financial loss if he can start winning championships.
The debate seemed to change every hour: Which high school sports would take place this fall? Which sports are safe to play? How can contact sports be played safely?
2020 was a mixed year for area football programs, but plenty of players earned deserved recognition after a year affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Grand Haven’s 2020 football season may have been one to forget from a results standpoint, but there was still plenty of reason to recognize a handful of Buccaneer individuals for their play throughout the year.
Muskegon Catholic Central’s season may be over a little early, but they have plenty to be happy with after an undefeated regular season that secured another Lakes Eight title.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — It wasn’t the senior year anyone envisioned, but Grand Haven senior Landon VanBeek is more than grateful for the time he could spend on the field this fall.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Sunday that all sports in Michigan, other than professional and college, must stop competition for three weeks in an effort to bat down an exponential spike in COVID-19 cases in Michigan.
SPRING LAKE — Momentum shifts made Friday night's game between Spring Lake and Forest Hills Eastern, and both teams put on a show in their district semifinal at Grabinski Field.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Football teams around the state have spent all of 2020 with an uneasy feeling in the back of their minds.
COOPERSVILLE — Spring Lake's last postseason football victory came in 2001, still a couple years before any of the Lakers' current players were born.
GRANDVILLE — Down by just four points at halftime, Grand Haven coach Mike Farley waved his arms and yelled to get the visiting crowd on their feet cheering before the second half.
Two years ago, in the lead up to the Michigan-Michigan State football game, two of the Wolverines’ best players spoke about their hatred for the Spartans. They even explained why they detested MSU players more than Ohio State players.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — There was a simple message to close practice ahead of Grand Haven’s playoff opener at Grandville on Friday night: anything can happen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.