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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
Central Montcalm junior Tyler McGuire was going nowhere fast on offense during Friday’s rain-soaked game against Tri County, so the two-way starter did his damage on the other side of scrimmage. After being thrown for losses in the offensive backfield five separate times in the first half, McGuire scored on two long touchdowns after stripping the football from a Tri County running back to ignite a 41-7 Central State Activities Association Gold Division victory at Central Montcalm.
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…
Friday will be the first time since 2007 that the Tri County Vikings and Central Montcalm Green Hornets get together for a football game. But unlike 2007, when the Vikings won 7-0, there’s more on the line in this game because both teams are in the same conference. This game counts in the Central State Activities Association Gold Division standings.
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.
Central Montcalm broke open a tie game by capitalizing on two fourth-down, fourth-quarter gambles Friday night and appeared to be on its way to a 2-0 start before Clio stunned the Hornets with its own version of fourth-and-a-miracle. The Hornets had a 15-point lead with just 2:10 remaining in the game before Clio turned the tables by scoring two touchdowns — including one with no time remaining on the clock — to pull off an improbable 30-29 victory at Central Montcalm.