KENTWOOD — Mistakes are magnified in the playoffs.
JENISON – Two years ago, Grand Haven soccer called upon then-JV sophomore Connor Dalman and freshman Ethan Dougherty to take penalty kicks in a shootout with Rockford in the district final.
MUSKEGON — For a team that doesn’t fall behind often, Tuesday wasn’t exactly the ideal time for Spring Lake to hold a halftime deficit.
GRAND HAVEN — When Grand Haven’s Connor Dalman placed the ball just outside the 18-yard box on Wednesday, he was captivated by echoes from the sideline.
Grand Haven’s girls golf team faced one last round for its season on Monday, competing at Division 1 regionals in Thompsonville.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Midway through their conference schedule, now is the time where Grand Haven’s girls swim and dive team is training the hardest.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Soccer can feel like a slow game to observers – it’s a major reason it hasn’t had the same commercial success in America that it does globally.
On the road at Grand Rapids West Catholic, Fruitport football ran into another strong OK Blue opponent, and a bad start for the third straight week resulted in another loss.
FRUITPORT — Ask the seniors on Fruitport’s soccer roster where they’d thought they’d be at this point in the season, and undefeated wasn’t part of their vocabulary.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — One minute of missed concentration doomed Grand Haven soccer on Thursday night, as they dropped a 2-1 home game to Rockford.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — With the number of high-profile opponents Spring Lake had hosted in their non-conference schedule, the Lakers’ schedule reminds Hunter Malaski of a Tom Izzo-Michigan State basketball schedule.
HUDSONVILLE — For the first time in Grand Haven’s young soccer season, the Bucs were in unfamiliar territory early in the first half on the road against Hudsonville.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Goals from Brady McDonald and Logan Petrus helped Grand Haven erase a two-goal halftime deficit in their season opener at local rivals Spring Lake.
There’s no shortage of strong teams in West Michigan when it comes to soccer. There were memorable moments even in a shortened 2020 season, and with a number of strong individuals returning, hardware is within reach for local teams this fall.
Spring Lake's football and soccer teams commenced their seasons on Monday, aiming to build off promising playoff appearances from last year. Both teams will feature heavy senior classes this year, as they begin their regular season in just a few short weeks.
It’s been about a year since a dark cloud hung over Michigan’s high school sports calendar. As teams began fall practices in 2020, there was apprehension in the air: Would the fall season be affected by COVID-19? Would it be played at all?