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Spring Lake's junior varsity soccer team hosted Fruitport on Wednesday, with the Lakers coming away with a 2-0 victory in the rivalry matchup. 

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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…

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ROCKFORD — An early barrage of goals dug Grand Haven into a hole they couldn't get out of in Wednesday’s regional semifinal loss. The Bucs fell to Okemos 7-4.

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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. 

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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.