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Familiar Name Home Again for Mona Shores

Familiar Name Home Again for Mona Shores
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
One of the biggest names in Muskegon Mona Shores football history is back at quarterback – after a 40-year hiatus. Mark Konecny, who went on to Alma College and then became the first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association player to make it to the NFL, move...
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FHN's Henkel Off to Headline-Making Start

FHN's Henkel Off to Headline-Making Start
Friday, September 11, 2020
Lilia Henkel admitted to struggling a bit with her golf game during the months leading up to this high school girls golf season. You wouldn’t have guessed it after the Forest Hills Northern senior sent a buzz through the statewide golf community with a record-set...
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20-0 Just Start for Senior-Driven Ravenna

20-0 Just Start for Senior-Driven Ravenna
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
With 20 seconds remaining in Tuesday night’s victory, the Ravenna student section started chanting: “Undefeated! Undefeated!”
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'Football Guys' Play Big Roles for Big Reds

'Football Guys' Play Big Roles for Big Reds
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Cameron Martinez is not done having fun in high school. Martinez, MLive’s two-time Michigan High School Football Player of the Year, signed his national letter of intent to play football at Ohio State during a midday event Wednesday at Muskegon High School. But u...
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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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Kelsey Carries Well Richards' Legacy

Kelsey Carries Well Richards' Legacy
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Kelsey Richards is constantly compared to her older sisters, which doesn’t bother her one bit. “They were both amazing players, so I’ll take it,” Kelsey said with her big smile, which is on display seemingly everywhere – except during her ...
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Perez Poised to Lead Hudsonville Charge

Perez Poised to Lead Hudsonville Charge
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Max Perez remembers the despair he and his Hudsonville teammates felt after a disheartening 61-60 loss to East Kentwood in last season’s Division 1 Regional Final. The Eagles stormed back from a 19-point second-half deficit only to watch their season end in the c...
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Lowell Prepared for 1st Trip to Final Week

Lowell Prepared for 1st Trip to Final Week
Monday, November 18, 2019
The Lowell volleyball team has earned a trip to the season’s final week for the first time. A beefed-up regular-season schedule helped pave the way toward school history – last week’s program-first Regional title and a spot in Tuesday’s Division...
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Orchard View Buy-In Reaps Big Turnaround

Orchard View Buy-In Reaps Big Turnaround
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
It was far from love at first sight. When returning Muskegon Orchard View standouts like senior Dayton Rose and junior Owen Swanson first met their new varsity football coach Fred Rademacher back in January, they weren’t so sure what to expect moving forward.
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5-0 Oakridge Healing 2018 Heartbreak

5-0 Oakridge Healing 2018 Heartbreak
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Muskegon Oakridge had an extra reason to celebrate in the rain on Friday night. It was about more than just overcoming sloppy conditions and the never-say-die Montague Wildcats in a matchup of No. 1 vs. No. 2 in The Associated Press’ Division 5 rankings. There wa...
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Unity Lead Scorer Raring to Return

Unity Lead Scorer Raring to Return
Friday, September 20, 2019
Unity Christian soccer standout Kadin Shaban isn’t accustomed to standing on the sidelines and helplessly watching his teammates compete. Unfortunately, that’s Shaban’s current role after suffering an ankle injury two weeks ago during a game against Z...
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Center Leading Big Reds Back for More

Center Leading Big Reds Back for More
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Muskegon High School’s offensive line sustained some BIG losses after last season. Four of the starting five offensive linemen from that MHSAA Division 3 runner-up team, totaling 1,245 pounds in weight – and including 6-foot-5, 360-pound right tackle Anthon...
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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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