While the spring sports season for Michigan’s high-school athletes was taken away by the coronavirus pandemic, there is still plenty of hope that the fall will be able to go on.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — In her time at the University of Michigan, Abby (Cole) Hatch saw the full value of an athletic scholarship as a member of the Wolverines’ volleyball team.
HUDSONVILLE — Western Michigan Christian battled early in their state quarterfinal match against number one Schoolcraft, but was unable to put together sustained runs in their 3-0 loss.
HOLLAND — After taking the third set of their regional semifinal against Hudsonville, Grand Haven had momentum and two sets to defeat the Eagles. In a flash, Hudsonville changed up their attack, and hit the Buccaneers hard early in the fourth set by winning 10 of the first 11 points.
GRAND HAVEN — Grand Haven volleyball had a goal that stretched beyond winning games or trophies. It was simply to be playing their best volleyball at the tail end of their season.
GRAND HAVEN — Grand Haven volleyball’s district semifinal went exactly according to plan on Wednesday. The Buccaneers took care of business early against an outnumbered and outmatched Muskegon team, and won a convincing three-set match 25-6, 25-9, 25-9.
GRAND HAVEN — Nothing is a guarantee come playoff time. Grand Haven made sure there would be no upset on the cards in their district first-round match against Muskegon Mona Shores on Monday, defeating the Sailors in three sets 25-19, 25-14, 25-20.
With tonight’s 3-0 win over East Kentwood, Grand Haven’s volleyball team clinched a conference championship. The Bucs won their match 25-18, 25-21, 25-22. The win moved Grand Haven to 11-1 in conference play and 46-7 on the season.
ROCKFORD - The Grand Haven volleyball team needed five sets in each of their wins Thursday night. The Bucs first took on Grandville and ended the night with a match against West Ottawa.
While a handful of fall sports march towards the state playoffs, there were wins in plenty of places for area teams. Scores and results from Tuesday's action:
GRAND HAVEN – Senior Sarah Knoll had bounced back and forth between positions early in the volleyball season. After Tuesday night's performance against Rockford, she just might be onto something.
GRAND HAVEN – After nearly a month away from home, Grand Haven volleyball got back to winning ways on Thursday night. With Caledonia in town, the Bucs used a dominant opening set to push forward, sweeping the Scots 25-13. 25-16, 25-22.
FRUITPORT – The Trojans hosted Spring Lake and Whitehall for their tri match Thursday night. Whitehall came away 2-0, Fruitport went 1-1 and Spring Lake came away 0-2. The three teams battled all night long starting with the match between the Trojans and the Vikings.
Grand Haven volleyball held the Grand Haven early season invite on Tuesday evening. The field included Jenison, Portage Northern, Battle Creek Lakeview, West Ottawa, Mattawan,Forest Hills Central and Mona Shores.
Even the weather recognized a Grand Haven institution needed the beach this weekend, as this summer’s persistent clouds parted for two full days of beautiful beach volleyball action.
While the Michigan weather refuses to show it, a surefire sign of summer is returning to the Grand Haven State Park this weekend as West Michigan Beach Volleyball runs its first of three tournaments.
Local volleyball seniors had the chance to suit up one last time in their school colors Tuesday as Muskegon Community College hosted an All-Star game for outgoing players.
The Grand Haven boys volleyball team traveled to Grand Rapids Christian High School on Thursday night to take on the semifinal and championship round of the boys volleyball regional tournament.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The Grand Haven boys volleyball team walked the playoff tightrope for the first time Monday night, hosting the inaugural Michigan boys volleyball regional tournament.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Every champion defends its title differently. The Grand Haven boys volleyball team has elected to rule the Michigan boys volleyball conference with an iron fist.
Seven local athletes were selected to All-State teams this week on the volleyball court and in the pool for their efforts over the course of stellar campaigns across the board.
GRAND RAPIDS — After a contested regular-season campaign, Spring Lake volleyball clinched the primary Tuesday night, earning a chance to run against Grand Rapids Christian for the office of regional champion on Thursday.
MUSKEGON — Clean-sweep victories are rarely compelling. Luckily, playing 11 extra points helps in the drama department, giving the Spring Lake faithful a reason to sweat Saturday morning.
MUSKEGON — A two-week break in action and a pesky Montague squad was no match for the Spring Lake volleyball team Thursday, as they used crisp passing and dominant net play to score a four-set win over the Wildcats by scores of 25-19, 20-25, 25-14 and 25-13.
MUSKEGON — The Grand Haven volleyball team didn't dress up as monsters or ghouls for their Division 1 district semifinal match with Kenowa Hills on Wednesday, but their play on the court at Reeths-Puffer High School was enough to scare the Knights into a three-set sweep by scores of 25-10, 2…