JENISON — Spring Lake's varsity football team knew it would be an uphill battle taking on 2018 Div. 5 state champion Hudsonville Unity Christian in Friday's season opener,, but it didn’t stop the Lakers from holding their own.
GRANDVILLE — One of Grand Haven football's biggest questions centered around the team's youth. After losing many impact seniors to graduation, the Buccaneers didn't know how they stacked up against O-K Red competition.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — After two close matches to start their conference season, Grand Haven soccer got the win they were looking for on Thursday night in a 3-0 home win against Caledonia. Joey Fischer scored two first-half goals before Emarrean Banks finished things off a couple minutes after h…
It didn’t take much away from the rivalry, but there were always mixed feelings about Spring Lake and Fruitport’s annual game coming early in the season.
After weeks of waiting, it’s almost here. High school football in the state of Michigan was uncertain for most of the summer, postponed just a few weeks ago, and now a six-game sprint to the playoffs is underway.
After a period of unrest created by a sudden postponement last month, Big Ten football is returning to the fall stage.
It had been a triumphant end to a dismal season. The Detroit Lions went on the road and walloped the Green Bay Packers, 31-0, to end the 2018 campaign – a drop of sweetness to counter the otherwise overwhelmingly sour taste of Matt Patricia’s first year at the helm.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — The idea a year ago that the San Francisco 49ers would win the NFC West following a three-year stretch of winning just 12 games combined seemed far-fetched.
Leaders of Michigan’s state senate and house of representatives joined fellow Republican lawmakers from five other Midwest states on the growing list of political leaders pushing for fall football.
Ahead of one of the most unique season openers in NFL history, Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia isn’t about to hand the Chicago Bears any informational advantage. So when it comes to discussing a possible role for running back Adrian Peterson – who was officially signed on Monday – Patricia…
DETROIT (AP) — Adrian Peterson has agreed to a one-year contract with the Detroit Lions, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press.
ALLEN PARK — The day after the NFL's regular season concludes has been dubbed Black Monday due to fact multiple coaches are typically fired, but far less attention is given to the league's roster cutdown day.
At some point in August, in the bizarre year that is 2020, the Big Ten transformed from a major sports conference into a telenovela with outrageous storylines, polarizing characters and fan-fueled speculation about the next twist that could unfold.
Following a new executive order from Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday, the MHSAA has reinstated football into the fall sports calendar.
Long before he was an NFL quarterback, David Blough was a football-crazed kid from suburban Dallas who dreamed of being like the high school quarterbacks who were shredding records near his hometown – Matthew Stafford and Chase Daniel.
The Big Ten's potential delayed football season has been referred to as a lot of things in recent weeks. A spring season. A winter season. A second-semester season. It's been referred to as unlikely to happen at all.
A lingering leg injury that’s kept D’Andre Swift off the practice field for more than a week could impact what role the Detroit Lions rookie running back has to start the season.
Without the benefit of a traditional offseason due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been understandable concerns regarding how NFL rookies will handle their first-year transition. As veteran cornerback Desmond Trufant summed it up last week, there’s no substitute for the lost on-field re…
The Detroit Lions start their first of three weeks of padded practices Monday before they turn their attention to their Week 1 opponent, the Chicago Bears.
They’ve spent the last eight months trying to heal – together as a family – so it’s easy to understand why Lions receiver Marvin Jones wouldn’t be eager to dig into a scar that’s still fresh and painful, just because a relative stranger asks.
MUSKEGON — After a seven-year playoff streak was broken in 2018, last year’s young Muskegon Catholic Central team made sure they could start a streak of their own.
The Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s Council of Presidents and Chancellors unanimously voted to suspend fall sports through Jan. 1, announced and made effective Aug. 11.
As they left Schembechler Hall on Tuesday afternoon, Trente Jones and the rest of his teammates faced a new, uncertain reality.
After two years of success, Spring Lake football is hoping for a chance to continue that momentum this fall.
The Big Ten and Pac-12 won’t play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, taking two of college football’s five power conferences out of a crumbling season amid the pandemic.
Longtime sports personality Dan Patrick reported during his radio show Monday morning that the Big Ten has voted.
Michigan defensive back Hunter Reynolds saw the tweets from Trevor Lawrence and other college football players, pushing for the opportunity to play this season, despite the pandemic.
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 …
The Big Ten released its 10-game conference-only football schedule beginning as early as Labor Day weekend but cautioned Wednesday there is no certainty games will be played.
The tough news keeps coming, as the calendar keeps rolling, and as we sit some six weeks away from the college football season, it’s getting harder to believe there will be one.