Entries for 'East Grand Rapids'

Moment: Owens Rings in Repeat Celebration

Moment: Owens Rings in Repeat Celebration
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...
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Moment: 1st Lead Only Lead EGR Needs

Moment: 1st Lead Only Lead EGR Needs
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 ...
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Moment: Wilburn Becomes Legend in '62

Moment: Wilburn Becomes Legend in '62
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...
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D2 Preview: Boone Pursues Title Sweep

D2 Preview: Boone Pursues Title Sweep
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.
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EGR 2-Sport Star Chasing Final HS Goal

EGR 2-Sport Star Chasing Final HS Goal
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 ...
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Finals Flashback: Remembering the '9s'

Finals Flashback: Remembering the '9s'
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...
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Added Inspiration Boosts EGR to Title 23

Added Inspiration Boosts EGR to Title 23
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.
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Preview: Racing Toward Greatness Again

Preview: Racing Toward Greatness Again
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...
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EGR's Bishop, Fremont Earn Places with Elite

EGR's Bishop, Fremont Earn Places with Elite
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...
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Petr's Kick Highlights EGR D2 Dominance

Petr's Kick Highlights EGR D2 Dominance
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...
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Preview: Challengers Chase History

Preview: Challengers Chase History
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...
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#TBT: 2002 Ends with Lights-Out Finals

#TBT: 2002 Ends with Lights-Out Finals
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...
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Performance: EGR's Audrey Whiteside

Performance: EGR's Audrey Whiteside
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...
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East Grand Rapids Begins New Reign

East Grand Rapids Begins New Reign
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...
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Preview: Finalists Take Familiar Road

Preview: Finalists Take Familiar Road
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 ...
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Great Clip of the Week: EGR Lacrosse

Great Clip of the Week: EGR Lacrosse
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.
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Forest Hills Northern Finds Winning Mix

Forest Hills Northern Finds Winning Mix
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.
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Preview: Team Titles Too Close to Call

Preview: Team Titles Too Close to Call
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 ...
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D3 Preview: Challenging the Champ

D3 Preview: Challenging the Champ
Thursday, March 7, 2019
A year ago, Detroit Country Day won its first MHSAA hockey championship since 1981 – and a year later, Houghton may have to go through the Yellowjackets to win its first title on the ice since 1982. But two others will challenge the past champions recent and old....
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Scholars & Athletes 2019: Class A

Scholars & Athletes 2019: Class A
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The Michigan High School Athletic Association has selected 13 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive scholarships through the MHSAA/Farm Bureau Insurance Scholar-Athlete Award program. Each of the scholarship recipients will be honored at a halftime ce...
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