Recently released end-of-season lists added a number of local athletes to some of the highest honors in the state.
HAMILTON — Western Michigan Christian has seen the best the state has to offer, eschewing home games for the chance to see the top players and teams possible.
NORTON SHORES — Studies have proven the “hot hand” is more fallacy than anything else, but try telling that to Western Michigan Christian.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — If you would’ve asked Grand Haven volleyball if they’d have a chance at hosting a regional match a month ago, their response may have been the chirping of crickets.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — A historical adage that dates back to the days of George Washington came to fruition on the volleyball court on Thursday.
MUSKEGON — It’s a well-worn phrase that coach Aaron Smaka uses about his teams, but it’s the right idea – you want to play your best in November.
MUSKEGON — Grand Haven volleyball continues to find itself in unique positions, and at least for one more night, they’ll continue in the state tournament.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Being the older sibling usually has its perks – more responsibility, more maturity, more independence.
SPRING LAKE TWP. — Spring Lake volleyball had played in loud environments throughout the course of their season, but Monday’s match served up something a little extra special just in time for districts.
Spring Lake volleyball went 2-1 at their last regular season quad beating North Muskegon and Reeths-Puffer and falling to Western Michigan Christian.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — For a program with plenty of recent success, Grand Haven volleyball has found itself waiting for something to click all season.
Fruitport football hosted a rainy senior night against Hudsonville Unity Christian, dropping a 55-13 contest to the conference champions.
Spring Lake volleyball had dropped a pair of matches to Fruitport already this fall, which gave the Trojans home-court advantage in Tuesday night's OK Blue conference tournament match.
Fruitport football had little trouble on the road at Holland Christian on Friday, as Gavin Reames threw four touchdowns as part of a 52-16 victory.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Back playing at home for the first time in almost a month, Grand Haven volleyball was ready to give its fans something to cheer about.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — Midway through their conference schedule, now is the time where Grand Haven’s girls swim and dive team is training the hardest.
On the road at Grand Rapids West Catholic, Fruitport football ran into another strong OK Blue opponent, and a bad start for the third straight week resulted in another loss.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — One minute of missed concentration doomed Grand Haven soccer on Thursday night, as they dropped a 2-1 home game to Rockford.
FRUITPORT — Forced to play matches inside their larger basketball gym last year, Fruitport volleyball didn’t have quite the same home atmosphere they’re used to in 2020.
After a much-needed long weekend, student-athletes can settle in and prepare for the long grind of the school day and spending time with friends and teammates on their teams.
There were plenty of surprises at Friday afternoon’s Battle on the Boardwalk volleyball event, but following a full afternoon of competitive matches, there was one takeaway that wouldn’t surprise anyone.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The matches have come thick and fast for Grand Haven volleyball in their first week of play. On Saturday, they played four matches at a home tournament with some of the state’s top teams.
Few fall sports had as difficult a time getting off the ground as girls volleyball last year. As one of two indoor sports for the fall, schools were forced to begin the season on makeshift outdoor courts before traveling north for early-season matches.