With no way out, tennis players in lockdown are figuring out ways to keep themselves fit within the confines of their Melbourne hotel rooms as they prepare for the Australian Open.
The debate seemed to change every hour: Which high school sports would take place this fall? Which sports are safe to play? How can contact sports be played safely?
After a strong sophomore year, Grand Haven’s Isaac Postema earned plenty of postseason awards during a season that would normally have ended with a trip to the individual state finals.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday’s news on the remaining fall sports was definitely positive for players and coaches, but arrived just a little late to change plans for Thursday and Friday’s action.
New guidance from the governor’s office on Thursday afternoon opened up indoor gyms and pools in the middle of next week, marking positive news for a handful of fall sports.
Monday marked the start of the O-K Blue season in boys tennis, with the Spring Lake and Fruitport tennis teams in action.
A meeting of the MHSAA’s Representative Council Friday yielded little change to current guidelines governing play for boys soccer, volleyball and girls swimming.
Note: With fall sports starting in the coming weeks, we’ll be running fall sports previews. A look at the boys tennis teams for Spring Lake, Fruitport and WMC will come later this week.
Our next featured athlete in our ‘Get To Know’ series is Grand Haven senior Lilja Plumert. She was a top player on the Buccaneers’ tennis team last season after spending her two previous seasons in the doubles lineup.
Wimbledon was canceled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Thursday’s partly cloudy forecast didn’t stand a chance at Spring Lake High School, as the Laker boys and girls tennis teams met for their first Hot Shots Fundraiser.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — The Fruitport girls tennis team earned its fourth straight trip to state finals Friday, finishing second to Cadillac in its Division 3 regional at Spring Lake.