The return of spring sports after they were missed in 2020 created the occasional gap of experience within teams and conferences.
Spring Lake’s girls lacrosse team made its deepest run into the state tournament in program history this spring. Therefore, it should come as little surprise that the team was due for a handful of postseason awards after they made the Division 2 quarterfinals.
EAST GRAND RAPIDS – Going into Friday night’s regional final, Spring Lake girls lacrosse had already accomplished more than any other team in their program’s history.
EAST GRAND RAPIDS — With two weeks off before starting the state tournament, it would have been easy for Spring Lake’s girls lacrosse team to lose focus.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Playing at home in their regional bracket, Spring Lake had high hopes of a deep run in the boys lacrosse state tournament.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — With the state playoffs approaching, Monday’s rivalry game highlighted two different fortunes for a pair of local schools.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Just as they got their season rolling, Grand Haven’s boys lacrosse team was sidelined by contact tracing.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — With the fall and winter seasons for high school sports focused on conference play, it kept a local tradition from taking place.
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.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Just three Spring Lake seniors have any sort of varsity boys lacrosse experience heading into the opening weeks of the 2021 season.
Grand Haven’s boys bowling team finished 11th at the weekend’s state Division 1 finals, narrowly missing out on bracket play.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Friday that Michigan’s young athletes will need to undergo once-a-week COVID-19 testing in order to participate in practices and games.
Spring Lake girls lacrosse captain Kate Vinkemulder earned a top honor this summer after completing a successful high school career in the classroom and on the field.
Spring Lake Twp. – Spring Lake girls lacrosse avenged two regular-season losses against Lowell on Friday, defeating the Red Arrows 11-10 in a district tournament clash.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — A slow start made for a wild finish Wednesday night at the Yard as Spring Lake boys lacrosse took a 9-7 victory over Reeths-Puffer at home to earn a spot in Tuesday’s regional championship.
As locals and tourists alike gear up for Memorial Day weekend festivities, local spring athletes are dreaming of trophies and titles.
Local lacrosse teams showed off the power of sports all over the area Wednesday night, as the Grand Haven boys and girls programs met for their third annual Bucs Pride showdown.
Spring Lake Twp. – Hundreds of fans poured into Wednesday’s boys lacrosse game at Spring Lake high school, not for the game, but for the two ceremonies surrounding it.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — As players from Spring Lake, Forest Hills Eastern and Davenport University Lacrosse joined with coaches, fans and family at Spring Lake High School on Wednesday night, the community Jarred Coleman selflessly strived to build was overwhelmingly evident.
Fresh off its first O-K Tier 2 Conference championship, Spring Lake boys varsity lacrosse put on a show Saturday with an 18-0 victory over Southside Lacrosse in the two programs’ inaugural Lax by the Lake competition.
The Spring Lake boys lacrosse team turned a page in its history book Thursday night, capturing the program’s first O-K Conference title with a 9-2 victory at Grand Rapids Christian.
Fresh off a week of rain and cancellations, the first week in May promises more troubling weather conditions. However, if the forecast allows, the schedules this week are packed with compelling matchups across all sports.
The drive up and down Michigan’s lakeshore, hugging beautiful Lake Michigan, has attracted tourists for decades. Maybe because of this, sports have always been strong in West Michigan, with football, basketball, track, baseball/softball and even volleyball luring droves of high school studen…
SPRING LAKE – The Spring Lake girls lacrosse team lost 9-8 at home Wednesday against Lowell in a physical battle in the bitter cold.
Separated only by a slightly temperamental bridge, Grand Haven and Spring Lake have plenty of friendly rivalries. But the seventh annual Lax Fest, hosted Saturday at Spring Lake High School, was about celebrating the two communities for their similarities, not targeting their differences.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Spring Lake boys lacrosse head coach Doug Sharp said Wednesday that their biggest competition for an O-K Conference title comes from just north of town in Reeths-Puffer.