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Belding picks up homecoming win vs. Sparta

Despite giving up an early touchdown to the visiting Spartans of Sparta, the young players of the Belding football team showed veteran maturity Friday night as they dominated the middle quarters to earn a 39-16 victory on homecoming night. The win also makes them 1-0 in O-K Blue play.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Sept. 24, 2014

Lakeview 3, Hesperia 1: The Wildcats got their first CSAA-Silver win Wednesday night, beating the Panthers 17-25, 25-9, 25-20, 25-23. Sadie Massie had 18 kills and four aces, Tereza Kralikova had three blocks and four aces, Genevieve Moore had 30 assists and Vaughn Martens had 17 digs…

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THE REVIEW: Cyclones ready for basketball season

To the city of Grand Rapids, the appreciation and enthusiasm for athletics in any form is undeniable. The rich traditions of “Tiger Town,” “Hockey Town” and the many additional aliases of West Michigan’s big brother Detroit, a few hours south have quickly become engrained into the programs that Grand Rapids has been so privileged to welcome over the course of time.

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 23

Grant 3, Central Montcalm 0: The Green Hornets lost to the Tigers in a CSAA-Gold matchup 25-14, 25-21, 25-11 Tuesday night. Paiton Bartz had six digs, Hailey Hollenbeck led in aces with 10, sister hannah led in kills with seven…

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept. 20

Belding 1-1-2: The Redskins participated in the Williamston Invitational on Saturday. Belding went 1-1-2 for the day. In pool play, the Redskins defeated Lansing Christian 25-14, 25-23, split with New Lothrop 20-25, 25-17 and split with Fowlerville 25-18, 25-27.

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Belding falls 49-13 in crossover

The offensive assault started early for the visiting Maroons of Holland Christian Friday night, as they scored a pair of touchdowns in four plays en route to a 49-13 victory over Belding. The Maroons scored on plays of 65 and 24 yards, the first coming on a run by junior David Williams and the second on a pass from senior quarterback Jared Stygstra to receiver Jake Kalkman to stake their team to an early 13-0 lead.

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THE REVIEW: Recognizing a legacy

Everyone has a story to tell. For local entrepreneur Bob Sullivan it spans generations and encompasses some of the greatest moments in Michigan’s storied history of business and baseball.

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Saturday, Sept 13

Greenville boys seventh, girls sixth at Sparta: The Yellow Jacket boys scored 177 points to finish seventh in the Blue division of the Sparta Invitational Saturday, while the girls scored 170 for sixth place…

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ROUNDUPS: Prep scores from Friday, Sept. 12

Baldwin 20, Vestaburg 6: The Wolverines scored the first touchdown of the game but Baldwin shut them down the rest of the way. Jason Mertens scored from five yards out for the only Vestaburg score…

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THE REVIEW: Blashill ready for third season with Griffins

It was a moment that will be remembered by West Michigan hockey fans for years to come. Seventeen years following the decision by the DeVos and Van Andel families to bring hockey to Grand Rapids, the city watched as the Grand Rapids Griffins prepared to close out game six of the 2013 Calder Cup Championship against the Syracuse Crunch in Syracuse, New York.