Entries for 'West Michigan'
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Every football team talks about being a family.
But at Muskegon Oakridge, it’s more than just a motto.Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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 ...Continue Reading
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.Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading
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...Continue Reading