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A look at Greenville Lanes prior to the start of bowling on a Wednesday night. Some area bowling centers have seen an increase in the number of leagues and others a decrease this year. - Daily News/Bruce Bentley

League bowling up, down around the area

Depending on what bowling establishment you bowl in, you could be bowling in a bigger league. Or a smaller one. An informal poll of local bowling houses has shown a mixed bag when it comes to the number of leagues over the past few years.

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THE REVIEW: A lot of us have been there

We hold our position as the center of our parents’ universe until that fateful day when mom and dad walk through the door from the hospital with our newest brother or sister and instantly the mentality engrained from birth makes its way into existence. Sibling rivalry, specifically between brothers produces a level of competitive drive and the urgency to stay a step ahead with every accomplishment.

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THE REVIEW: Detroit Tigers fans are a rare breed

When the anticipated emotions during regular season play involve hyperventilating, fits of rage, sudden bursts of sobbing like an infant and routine checking of one’s blood pressure, you’re guaranteed to hear an opinion or two on the direction of the franchise. Let’s be honest. What feeds the soul of a frustrated baseball fan more than a good round of heckling?

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ROUNDUP: Prep scores from Tuesday, Sept. 30

Belding 3, West Catholic 0: The Redskins earned another win in the O-K Blue win a shutout win over the Falcons on Tuesday night. Belding won 25-15, 25-15, 25-12. Brooke Linebaugh led the Redskins with 14 assists and three aces…

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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.