Entries for 'West Michigan'

Jenison Will Smile: 'That's What Syd Would Want'

Jenison Will Smile: 'That's What Syd Would Want'
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The Jenison girls golf team is playing with heavy hearts this season. Teammates and coaches are mourning the loss of the Wildcats’ No. 1 player, Sydney Carfine, who would have been a senior this fall.
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Unyielding 'D' Helps Drive Norse Title Hopes

Unyielding 'D' Helps Drive Norse Title Hopes
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Reyna Johnson and Kendal Hoppa were always forwards growing up playing soccer, scoring goals and enjoying all the high-fives and backslaps that came with it. So, forgive them if they were slightly offended last year when they were asked to move to defense.
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Jenison Reaches 1,000 Wins & Surging

Jenison Reaches 1,000 Wins & Surging
Thursday, May 23, 2019
The Jenison softball team wrapped up an Ottawa-Kent Conference Black outright title Tuesday night by sweeping Muskegon Reeths-Puffer. The championship shouldn’t come as much of a surprise because the Wildcats have racked up wins at a consistent pace for the past ...
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Sprint Star Pacing Kent City's Run at #1

Sprint Star Pacing Kent City's Run at #1
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Giovanni Weeks has always been fast, racking up plenty of blue ribbons during his elementary school days in Kent City. But now his coach looks at him and sees something else.
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Tourney-Tested Scots Setting Bar High Again

Tourney-Tested Scots Setting Bar High Again
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
The Caledonia softball team celebrated the program’s first MHSAA championship a year ago with a 6-4 win over Hartland in the MHSAA Division 1 Final. With 11 players from that squad back, there’s a strong belief the Fighting Scots have the potential to make ...
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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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