Entries for 'West Michigan'

Baustert Stands Tall Leading Whitehall

Baustert Stands Tall Leading Whitehall
Monday, April 15, 2019
Sam Baustert has never allowed his size to hold him back. Baustert may be only 5-foot-6 and 125 pounds, but the Whitehall senior has come up big over and over again – with one more track season to go.
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Northern Fueled for Another Title Drive

Northern Fueled for Another Title Drive
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
The Forest Hills Northern girls soccer team made a surprising run to another MHSAA Finals last season with a roster filled with 18 underclassmen. A large majority are back, and it’s created similar aspirations for a program that has blossomed into a formidable st...
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Kent City Shooting for Long Tourney Run

Kent City Shooting for Long Tourney Run
Thursday, March 7, 2019
As Zara Weber explains it, part of growing up in Kent City is learning how to properly shoot the basketball. So, for Weber, the 3-pointer that she made late in the first quarter on Wednesday was just another shot – but it was also the shot that tied the team stat...
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Ambrose Era: Generations of Success

Ambrose Era: Generations of Success
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
When Jock Ambrose began his coaching career during the mid 1970s, sports options were limited in the community he had recently moved to after college. The construction of a new indoor community pool, however, sent residents flocking to the water.
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Hesperia Stars Guiding Whitehall's Title Drive

Hesperia Stars Guiding Whitehall's Title Drive
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Whitehall wrestling already had a solid infrastructure in place. But the Vikings hope that the hiring of young, first-year co-coaches and brothers Justin Zeerip and Collin Zeerip – legends from nearby Hesperia who went on to wrestle at the University of Michigan ...
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2-Sport All-Stater Ringler Eyes Repeat

2-Sport All-Stater Ringler Eyes Repeat
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Ryan Ringler’s wrestling journey has spanned nearly 14 years and included countless miles on the road traveling to tournaments, practices and college recruiting visits. These experiences came with costs, both social and monetary, and the Cedar Springs senior stan...
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Keyser's Final Mission: Lead Bucs Into Title Mix

Keyser's Final Mission: Lead Bucs Into Title Mix
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Alli Keyser wore a big smile coming out of the locker room Tuesday night, as if she just had completed a career night. In reality, the Grand Haven senior point guard was coming off one of her worst statistical nights in memory, scoring seven points (on 3-of-16 shooting...
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Bowers' Balance Paying Big for Kent City

Bowers' Balance Paying Big for Kent City
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Kenzie Bowers’ mother made sure her daughter wasn’t going to grow up to become just a scorer. An extra incentive did just the trick.
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Sizable Fremont Has Big-Time Aspirations

Sizable Fremont Has Big-Time Aspirations
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Fremont is synonymous with babies, as the founding home of Gerber Products and host of the National Baby Food Festival each July. Some of those babies grow up to be giants – as evidenced by this year’s Fremont Packers boys basketball team.
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Tested West Ottawa Prepped for Finals

Tested West Ottawa Prepped for Finals
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
The West Ottawa girls swimming & diving team always is prepared when postseason time comes around. The rigors of competing in a competitive Ottawa-Kent Conference Red have their benefits.
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Understudy Shines as Shores' Lead Receiver

Understudy Shines as Shores' Lead Receiver
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The understudy has become the star for the Muskegon Mona Shores football team. James Gilbert was supposed to be “the other guy” this season, the receiver on the opposite side from Division I recruit Damari Roberson, who has committed to Western Michigan Uni...
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Sailors Book 23rd Straight Finals Trip

Sailors Book 23rd Straight Finals Trip
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
A familiar name is once again among the qualifiers for this weekend’s MHSAA Division 3 Girls Golf Finals. Grand Rapids South Christian has made annual appearances in the season-ending event and put together quite an impressive streak.
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'Oakridge Family' True in Name & Purpose

'Oakridge Family' True in Name & Purpose
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Every football team talks about being a family. But at Muskegon Oakridge, it’s more than just a motto.
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Scoring & Sharing, Visser Eyes Eagles' Rise

Scoring & Sharing, Visser Eyes Eagles' Rise
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Grand Rapids Christian senior Tommy Visser had a difficult time deciding which aspect of soccer he enjoys the most – scoring goals or distributing. The question wasn’t easy considering he does both equally well.
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Martinez Shines in Big Reds' Opening Run

Martinez Shines in Big Reds' Opening Run
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Especially over this last decade, Muskegon High School fans have enjoyed watching a string of talented quarterbacks lead the winningest team in Michigan high school football history.  Two weeks into his Big Reds career, junior Cameron Martinez already has won over...
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FHC's Hallock Shines in Green & White

FHC's Hallock Shines in Green & White
Wednesday, August 22, 2018
It was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Tate Hallock would eventually wind up wearing green and white. The Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central senior receiver already has had plenty of success wearing those colors, and he’s always wanted to follow in the foot...
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Unbeaten Spring Lake Eyes Perfect Finish

Unbeaten Spring Lake Eyes Perfect Finish
Friday, June 8, 2018
It didn’t matter if it was driving rain, scorching heat, prom day, snowflakes, seven-game weeks, high winds, AP testing time or even a high-stakes showdown with archrival Grand Haven in the annual “Battle of the Bridge” at the end of May. This Spring ...
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Norinh Fueled for Final HS Title Chase

Norinh Fueled for Final HS Title Chase
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Suenomi Norinh was disappointed when she didn’t qualify for the MHSAA Track & Field Finals as a freshman. It turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to the Zeeland East standout.
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Tyler Meets Challenges, Aims for Final Goal

Tyler Meets Challenges, Aims for Final Goal
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Talia Tyler has showed her competitive fire, really, since birth. But one really good example of how occurred when she was 6 years old. She had just scored a bunch of goals in a youth game and her father, Jim – partially to keep her humble and partially to be the...
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Veteran Rangers Seek Another Title Shot

Veteran Rangers Seek Another Title Shot
Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The Grand Rapids Forest Hills Central boys lacrosse team has experienced the gamut of emotions over the past two seasons. From the euphoria of winning the MHSAA Division 2 Final in 2016 to the heartache of falling short a year ago – and both times the Rangers had...
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