GRAND HAVEN TWP. — There was always a sense of “now or never” around Grand Haven’s boys tennis program this fall.
In the space of about five real-time minutes, two rosy situations for Grand Haven teams turned sour on Thursday night.
Spring Lake girls golf was considered a favorite to reach the Division 3 state finals, and they did so in style at Katke Golf Club in Big Rapids.
After forfeiting their Week 4 game against Rockford, it’s been a hot topic of conversation as to how and why Grand Haven football decided not to play.
A goal just before halftime nudged West Catholic boys soccer in front of Fruitport on Wednesday night, and the Falcons navigated a second-half red card to hang on for the 1-0 win.
Muskegon Catholic Central’s home opener came Thursday night against Muskegon Oakridge, and the teams played an engrossing contest for the second straight year.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The quaint information board sitting on Grand Haven’s tennis complex displays headshot photos of this fall’s roster – that’s nothing new.
The fall sports season is here, and with it comes a fresh set of new faces and high hopes for the season ahead. A pair of Spring Lake teams are both among the first to get going in the fall of 2022.
Monday marked the official start of competition for fall high school sports in Michigan, and local teams wasted no time getting into the action.
With the spring sports season winding to a close, it’s time to look back at the area’s top athletes to find out who rose to the occasion for their schools.
Saturday’s sporting events will come on the busiest day of the Michigan high school calendar. District tournaments for baseball and softball are played, as well as the state finals for track and field and girls tennis.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — When sport and tennis tryouts were starting up at Grand Haven High School last spring, Alyssa Hatzel, then a junior, didn’t have much of a decision to make.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Most serious tennis players end up using third-party grips for their racquets, just for that extra layer of comfort and feel to control shots.
In what many consider the first non-football sporting event to be held there, Grabinski Field welcomed a pair of local rivals for a girls lacrosse contest.
A nine-run second inning from Fruitport baseball was keyed by an Aiden Vela home run, as they earned a 19-2 road win over Spring Lake in a single game Thursday.
While cooler weather may force teams inside this week, the post-spring break schedule should see plenty of bundling up for West Michigan’s girls tennis teams as their seasons get underway.
Grand Haven’s girls golf team faced one last round for its season on Monday, competing at Division 1 regionals in Thompsonville.