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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.
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.
The Grand Haven boys tennis program was represented by junior standout Noah Bachmann at the Division 1 state finals, while the Spring Lake girls golf team battled a competitive field at the Division 3 state finals at Forest Akers East at Michigan State University.
The Grand Haven boys tennis and girls golf teams, along with the Fruitport and Western Michigan Christian cross country teams, competed in pivotal regular season events on Tuesday and Wednesday. Here’s a recap of how each team performed.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Midterms are never an exciting proposition for students, but sometimes, they can be the difference between passing or failing a course.
The Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Western Michigan Christian boys tennis teams, along with the Grand Haven boys water polo team, were all in action Monday night. Here’s how each team fared in their matchups.
2017 saw four east-side schools capture state championships in the Michigan boys tennis ranks. While those dynasty-level programs will no doubt be back in power this fall, there's plenty to be excited about along the Lakeshore.
Grand Haven High School had 26 student-athletes named to their respective All-Conference teams this spring. The Buccaneers had multiple representatives in boys and girls lacrosse, softball, track, soccer and baseball.
It was an important weekend for all the local high school tennis and track programs, as the regional competition determined whether or not the teams would be able to keep their seasons alive for another two weeks.