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:
FRUITPORT — A pair of identical set pieces made the difference for Fruitport soccer on Monday night, as they recovered from a first-half deficit to tie Coopersville 2-2.
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.
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…
Monday is not always a busy day on the calendar, but with the compressed schedules brought about by delays at the start of the season, there was plenty of action to be found.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — One thing about the pandemic’s timing was that it wiped away the club seasons of a handful of sports. Volleyball and soccer teams often use the spring and summer to travel and compete.
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.
Wednesday marked the official start of the season for a handful of area teams. While many of them weren’t in action until Thursday evening, a handful of sports were in play on a cool Wednesday night.
Western Michigan Christian boys soccer opened their Division 4 state title defense at home on Tuesday, with a 4-0 win over Manistee serving as its first game action since November.
Following a new executive order from Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday, the MHSAA has reinstated football into the fall sports calendar.
NORTON SHORES — Western Michigan Christian has plenty of positive momentum, even at a time where that’s tough to come by.
A meeting of the MHSAA’s Representative Council Friday yielded little change to current guidelines governing play for boys soccer, volleyball and girls swimming.
Social distancing restrictions in the state of Michigan may be the only thing separating players and fans from a high school soccer season.
Those awaiting good news on the fate of three fall high school sports – boys soccer, girls swim and dive, and volleyball – will have to wait a little longer to find out if they can face opponents this fall.
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 …
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Graduation party season has become another rite of passage for teenagers across the country.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Even as the state starts to slowly open up, it would be very tough to justify hosting a large outdoor event like a semi-professional soccer match.
While the spring sports season for Michigan’s high-school athletes was taken away by the coronavirus pandemic, there is still plenty of hope that the fall will be able to go on.
Even as the United Premier Soccer League tries to get their spring and summer season off the ground, it’s looking more and more like one team may not be involved.
The next local athlete we’re featuring in our ‘Get To Know’ series is Spring Lake senior Clayton Glasgow. A standout on the Lakers’ soccer team this fall, Clayton also planned to run track in the spring before the sports season was canceled.
Our next featured students in our ‘Get To Know’ series are Grand Haven seniors Ellary Bylsma and Jenny Dear. The pair were involved on the attacking end for the Buccaneers’ soccer team last year.
Next up in the ‘Get To Know’ series is Grand Haven senior Jessica Boyer. The swimmer and soccer player would have been one of five seniors on the Bucs’ girls soccer roster.
Veteran Western Michigan Christian boys and girls soccer coach David Hulings is stepping down at the end of this spring’s girls season.
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.
KENTWOOD — Western Michigan Christian were dominant in their 2-0 state semifinal victory over Dansville on Wednesday, and with better luck they might have won by four or five goals instead. Instead, there was rain and cold weather throughout – the Warriors didn't seem to mind.
MUSKEGON – The last four years weren’t kind to Western Michigan Christian when it came to shootouts. That changed Thursday night, as four confident penalties were helped by two big saves from Jamison Goorman as the Warriors advanced to the Division 4 state semifinals. WMC is slated to play e…
GRAND HAVEN – The Grand Haven boys soccer team has a colossal matchup Wednesday when they take on No. 1-ranked Okemos in the first round of regionals.
MUSKEGON – Western Michigan Christian made a statement in their regional semifinal on Tuesday night. In a region that features four of Division 4’s top six teams, the Warriors protected home field with a 3-0 win over North Muskegon.
GRAND HAVEN – For a large Grand Haven senior class, there was only one way to go out on Friday night. With Holland West Ottawa in town, the Bucs used an effective ground game to blow by the Panthers, winning 49-14.