Entries for 'East Grand Rapids'
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
East Grand Rapids’ Tim Johnston, Maple City Glen Lake’s Mark Mattson, Vicksburg’s Michael Roy and Gaylord’s Christian Wilson all lead programs that frequently earn headlines for success in competition. But these four athletic directors also are k...Continue Reading
Friday, August 14, 2020
Richland Gull Lake’s Lauren Esman was named Miss Softball Pitcher of the Year as a senior in 2019. But her MHSAA record book legacy all was built at the plate, as she graduated with 19 entries.
Click for more on those and recent record book additions in...Continue Reading
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Eric Solberg tied the MHSAA Final record with six goals to set up East Grand Rapids to repeat as Division 2 champion in 2018.
And Chris Owens’ bouncer into the net with 2:04 left in second overtime finished the perhaps unexpected 11-10 Pioneers’ win over Gr...Continue Reading
Monday, May 18, 2020
East Grand Rapids never led during regulation of the 2009 Division 2 Boys Lacrosse Final, trailing Orchard Lake St. Mary’s at most by six goals during the second period.
But with the end of overtime staring the Pioneers down, Josh Drummond gave his team the only ...Continue Reading
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Ken Wilburn solidified his legend status in leading River Rouge to a repeat Class B boys basketball championship in 1962, playing what legendary coach Lofton Greene called after Wilburn's "best game ever today."
The 6-foot-5 senior forward had 26 points, 15 rebounds an...Continue Reading
Thursday, March 5, 2020
The name Brent Metcalf is as revered as any in the history of Michigan high school wrestling.
By Saturday night, Lowell’s Austin Boone may join the Davison legend in a pair of historic achievements.Continue Reading
Thursday, January 23, 2020
Over the past three weeks, John Shelton IV has established a new school record for wrestling wins while also reaching a rare milestone with his 150th career victory.
While most would be elated and content, the East Grand Rapids senior wants more and has his sights set ...Continue Reading
Friday, November 29, 2019
This weekend’s MHSAA 11-Player Football Finals at Ford Field will conclude another decade for the most played and watched high school sport in Michigan.
We’ll roll into this year’s games remembering some decade-enders of the past from 1979, 1989, 1999...Continue Reading
Saturday, November 23, 2019
This one was for the coach.
The East Grand Rapids girls swimming & diving team drove across the state this weekend to Oakland University to attempt to repeat as Lower Peninsula Division 3 champion without a key figure: legendary head coach Butch Briggs.Continue Reading
Thursday, November 21, 2019
This weekend’s Lower Peninsula Girls Swimming & Diving Finals will welcome a handful of reigning title winners and even a few record holders from past championship meets. As is often true, the team races will feature annual powers among the forecasted contende...Continue Reading
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Evan Bishop of East Grand Rapids had already established himself as one of the elite runners in a state known for producing great distance talent.
But while Bishop had credentials and a reputation that stacked up favorably with anyone’s in Michigan, he didn&rsquo...Continue Reading
Saturday, November 2, 2019
As Anna Petr charged toward the finish line at Michigan International Speedway, trying to overtake the reigning champion, her mind began to think of all the people who helped her get to this position.
One special memory was that of her mother, Angela, who died from bre...Continue Reading
Friday, November 1, 2019
Make way for historic finishes at Saturday’s MHSAA Lower Peninsula Girls Cross Country Finals at Michigan International Speedway.
Two of four team favorites have never won before. A third hasn’t won in more than two decades. There will be at least two new i...Continue Reading
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
The Flint IMA had been to the MHSAA Ice Hockey Finals what Joe Louis Arena was to the Detroit Red Wings since it began hosting high school championships in the state in 1977.
For parts of four decades, the facility set the scene for many memorable moments on ice for sc...Continue Reading
Friday, June 14, 2019
Senior attack Audrey Whiteside had seven goals and three assists as East Grand Rapids regained the Division 2 championship Saturday with 22-7 win over Bloomfield Hills Marian, earning her the MHSAA “Performance of the Week.”
Whiteside finished this sp...Continue Reading
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Less than a minute into Saturday’s Division 2 Girls Lacrosse Final at Novi High School, East Grand Rapids began to assert its dominance against Bloomfield Hills Marian.
And playing a flawless, turnover-free first half, the Pioneers piled up 18 goals on the way to...Continue Reading
Friday, June 7, 2019
The favorites will be familiar and the challengers are on their way heading into Saturday’s Girls Lacrosse Finals at Novi High School.
Division 1 top-ranked Rockford and Division 2 top-ranked East Grand Rapids have won a combined 12 MHSAA Finals titles, and even ...Continue Reading
Monday, June 3, 2019
This edition of “Clip of the Week” sponsored by Great Clips and produced by State Champs! Sports Network features a goal by East Grand Rapids' Colin Stecco during his team's Division 2 Regional Final victory.Continue Reading
Saturday, June 1, 2019
One of the biggest challenges a high school coach can face is blending a talented group of freshmen with a successful group of returning players.
Veteran Grand Rapids Forest Hills Northern tennis coach Dave Sukup faced that challenge this year.Continue Reading
Thursday, March 7, 2019
The races for team championships at this weekend’s Lower Peninsula Boys Swimming & Diving Finals could, as a group, finish as the closest in recent memory.
Both Division 1 and Division 3 have a pair of teams tied for the top spot in the rankings heading into ...Continue Reading