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McBain NMC girls defeat Manton, Roscommon

Editorial StaffFeb 3, 20232 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent McBain Northern Michigan Christian’s girls basketball team had an impressive win over Manton on Tuesday.The Comets had quarter leads of 12-8, 18-12 and 27-22. The host Comets had a 9-1 scoring advantage in the final quarter.Paige Ebels…

Basketball Round-Up, Gobles girls on hot streak

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20239 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer Lady Red Wolves play to wins over Sturgis, AlleganThe Paw Paw girls basketball team played at Wolverine Conference foe Sturgis on Friday. The Lady Red Wolves returned with a lopsided win, 82-43.The Red Wolves made 11…

Chambers boys, girls finish 2nd in area play

Chambers boys, girls finish 2nd in area play

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20234 min read

Zach Kennedy shoots a layup in Chambers’ area win over Lakeside. By Katie McElvy JV GirlsThe JV Lady Rebels ended their season last week taking on the JV Lady Chiefs of Lakeside. Madison Davis put Chambers on the board first.…

Saugatuck boys claim fourth straight victory

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20232 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorHARTFORD—The winning ways continued for the Saugatuck boys basketball team when they traveled to Hartford for a non-conference clash on Tuesday, Jan. 24.The Trailblazers built a nine-point halftime lead and extended that in the second half en…

Otsego boys secure overtime win against Vicksburg

Otsego boys secure overtime win against Vicksburg

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20232 min read

Otsego’s Carsen Miller By Jason WesseldykSports Editor VICKSBURG—The story of the boys basketball game between visiting Otsego and Vicksburg on Friday, Jan. 27, was the free throw line.Otsego went 24-of-31 at the charity stripe, while Vicksburg was just 4-of-8.The result…

Allegan bowling teams beat Comstock

Editorial StaffFeb 1, 20232 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor KALAMAZOO—The Allegan girls bowling team entered its showdown with Comstock at Continental Lanes undefeated.And the Tigers left the match the same way, improving to 11-0 with a 24-6 win.The Allegan boys also won, claiming the 26-4…

Three Rivers notches two conference wins,wins Marcellus Invitational

Editorial StaffJan 27, 20232 min read

THREE RIVERS — Three Rivers’ wrestling team had a successful week on the mats, taking home two conference victories and winning the Marcellus Invitational on Sunday.On Thursday, Jan. 19, the ‘Cats earned wins over Vicksburg 61-16 and Paw Paw 52-26…

McBain boys extend winning streak

Editorial StaffJan 27, 20232 min read

By John Raffel McBain Northern Michigan Christian’s boys basketball team goes into its home game on Thursday of this week against Roscommon with a four-game win streak.NMC is 6-3 in the Hghland Conference and 8-3 overall.Coach Kyle Benthem’s team beat…

Harrison gets knocked down by Farwell Bowling

Editorial StaffJan 27, 20231 min read

by Grace Davis Harrison and Farwell’s girls and boys bowling teams met at the Riverwood Bowling Alley this past Saturday to compete in a conference match. The Lady Eagles took the win over the Hornets, Kameren Osborn bowled a 182…

Area basketball teams closing out January, Mattawan now 10-0

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20238 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer Lady Red Wolves play to win over rival Otsego The Paw Paw girls basketball team was able to get the better of rival Otsego on Friday. The Lady Red Wolves, playing on the road in the…

KOC to Hold Free Throw Contest

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20231 min read

The Paw Paw Knights of Columbus will hold a basketball free throw contest, Sunday, Jan. 29, at 1 p.m. at the Paw Paw High School gymnasium. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.The event is open to all boys and girls ages…

Allegan earns win over visiting Fennville

Allegan earns win over visiting Fennville

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20233 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor Fennville’s Lila Rosema poured in a game-best 24 points against host Allegan during this SAC girls basketball contest on Friday, Jan. 17.The was the bad news for the Tigers. The good news was that they limited…

Otsego girls fall to Paw Paw after beating Sturgis

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20232 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor OTSEGO—Three of the four quarters in the Wolverine Conference clash between the girls basketball teams from Otsego and Paw Paw on Friday, Jan. 20, were nip-and-tuck.The teams each scored six points in the first quarter, while…

JV Rebels earn state runners-up title

JV Rebels earn state runners-up title

Editorial StaffJan 25, 20232 min read

Grey Hayley and Drew Sheppard were named to AA JV State Invitational All-Tournament Team. By Katie McElvy The Chambers Academy JV Boys Basketball Team played as the number three seed in the AA JV State Invitational Tournament over the weekend.…

Slow start fails to deter Clare, win easily over Harrison

Editorial StaffJan 20, 20233 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer The Clare boys basketball team played well early on in their non-conference game at Big Rapids on Tuesday. The Pioneers couldn’t keep the good times going in the second half however, fand this led to them…

Marion cruises to fourth straight win with 51-32 win

Editorial StaffJan 20, 20232 min read

by Ben MurphySports Writer The Marion boys basketball team continued their January surge on Thursday, Jan. 12. The Eagles were hosting Mason County Eastern in a West Michigan ‘D’ League game, and was able to pick up a convincing 51-32…

Marion cheer team sets school record

Marion cheer team sets school record

Editorial StaffJan 20, 20231 min read

By John RaffelCorrespondent Danyel Prielipp continues to wear many hats at Marion High School.Two of the hats are elementary principal and superintendent. She also continues to be the Marion cheerleading coach and watched her team set a new school record…

Otsego tops Plainwell in OT

Otsego tops Plainwell in OT

Editorial StaffJan 18, 20232 min read

Otsego’s Haley Guerrant (40) fights through a pair of Plainwell defenders during the Bulldogs’ 44-42 overtime win. (Photo by Jason Wesseldyk) By Jason WesseldykSports Editor PLAINWELL—With a large crowd on hand on Friday, Jan. 13, the girls basketball teams from…

Saugatuck girls come up short in comeback bid against Allegan

Editorial StaffJan 18, 20236 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports EditorThe Saugatuck girls basketball team nearly pulled off a big comeback against Allegan on Monday, Jan. 16.Down by 14 through three quarters, the Trailblazers cut the deficit to four with less than three minutes to play. And…

Allegan bowlers beat Saugatuck

Editorial StaffJan 18, 20232 min read

By Jason WesseldykSports Editor It was a battle of Allegan County rivals when Allegan hosted Saugatuck in a SAC bowling showdown on Monday, Jan. 16.And it the Tigers who came out on top, as the Allegan boys knocked off the…