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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Sunday that all sports in Michigan, other than professional and college, must stop competition for three weeks in an effort to bat down an exponential spike in COVID-19 cases in Michigan.

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The weekend was the first of the fall season to feature indoor events in the region, with volleyball matches and swim meets taking place in the area.

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FERRYSBURG — The girls were a little nervous before they dove into Smith’s Bayou because of the seaweed and not being able to see, said Spring Lake High School girls swim coach Byron Kelly.

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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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SPRING LAKE TWP. — Spring Lake hosted their last home meet of the season on Tuesday night when they took on Forest Hills Central. The Lakers used the meet as a chance to honor their senior swimmers, a pair of which are wrapping up accomplished careers before moving on to Division 1 schools n…

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — With one event left in the night, Grand Haven boys swim and dive already had their O-K Red opener against Grandville locked up. Three legs into the 4x100-yard freestyle relay, the Bulldogs held a one-second lead over both of Grand Haven's best relay teams. 

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The Grand Haven boys swim team picked up a convincing win in their first meet post winter break, beating Holland 105-69.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — One state-qualifying time is cause for celebration in the first meet of the season. For Grand Haven junior Michael MacDonald, one wasn't enough, as his 50-yard freestyle time of 22.36 hit a state cut in his second event of the night.

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HOLLAND — Grand Haven’s season came down to one final leg in its last relay at Saturday’s Division 1 state finals. A second back of Farmington Hills Mercy for second place in the 4x100-yard freestyle relay, they turned to the girl they could trust to overcome that deficit.

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GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Crying during swim practice is a tradition of sorts at Grand Haven High School. At some point, Buccaneer head coach Doug Thorne will find a way to make practice so grueling that the emotions get to be too much.

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HOLLAND — The margins in swimming can often be split-seconds. During Friday’s state championship preliminaries, Grand Haven’s swim and dive team found themselves unlucky in a couple of cases but will have plenty to swim for during Saturday’s finals.

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SPRING LAKE – The Spring Lake swimming and diving team hosted Forest Hills Central at home Tuesday night and fell short 102-79. This meet was the last home meet of the season for the Lakers and the second to last meet in the regular season.

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GRAND HAVEN – Two of the state's top Division 1 swim teams met in the pool on Thursday night as Grand Haven hosted Rockford. The matchup was as exciting as could be expected, with a handful of relays being decided by less than a second. By the end of the night, Rockford ended up winning the …

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With most of the area’s prep teams earning a deserved day off on Monday, it’s time to take a look at which games could carry the most intrigue this week. A pair of soccer teams that are off to hot starts meet up as well as the start of Grand Haven’s series of Bucs Pride games highlight this …