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Kent City Returns with State Finalist Trophy in Tow

There is an old adage in basketball: end on a make. The quip relates to players’ seeming necessity to not end a shooting session or practice until they can end on a made basket. The final score did not reflect the outcome the Eagles had hoped it would as Grass Lake held on for the

Eagles Fly High on way to State Championship

The Kent City Eagles (21-0) received their first real test of the post-season against undefeated Calumet High School, but answered the call to hand the Copper Kings their first loss of the season in the state semi-final game. Calumet ends their season with a record of 20-1. While much of the Kent City plaudits are

Kent City Punches Ticket to Final Four over Schoolcraft

Kent City achieved the seemingly impossible task of holding a quarterfinal qualifying opponent to zero points for an entire quarter to open their Elite 8 contest with Schoolcraft High School on Monday night. The teams met in Portage and filled “The Igloo” with hopeful fans and players a single game away from a trip to

Kent city Takes Total Control to Win Regional over Covenant Christian

One need only watch a few moments of Kent City’s warmups on Wednesday night to see that the Covenant Christian Chargers were going to have their hands full. The Eagles were lighting up the nets well before game time and the hot hands didn’t cool when the clock started ticking. The Eagles took the opening

Kent city Advances Past Western michigan Christian to Regional Final

A year after being the unfortunate recipient of a Round of 32 showdown with then state ranked #1 Pewamo-Westphalia as the #2 ranked division 3 team in Michigan, the Eagles managed to overcome a significant size differential and keep things interesting long enough to blow the lid off the scoreboard and catch fire in the

4th Time’s the Charm… Again

The 2021 senior class of girls basketball players at Kent City has been on the right side of quite a few wins in the past four years. The Division 3 District 74 championship game on Friday night was yet another notch in that long list of victories the Eagles have claimed during that span and

Zeeland East Sends Seniors Out with a Win Over Muskegon

Friday night was humming in Zeeland as the Big Reds of Muskegon came to town to face off with the Zeeland East Chix women’s basketball team on Senior Night. Senior night festivities had no sooner ended than the Chix found themselves in a deficit and serious foul trouble with senior forwards Shelby Ulven and Audrey

Morley Stanwood Boys Win on the Road in Kent City

The Morley Stanwood Mohawks and Kent City Eagles put on a great performance in “The Nest” at Kent City High School on Wednesday night. The Mohawks looked prepped to put a stamp on things with a full quarter to go, but some costly turnovers and some desperation play on Kent City’s end made things interesting

Kent City Girls Withstand Mohawk Surge to Remain Unbeaten

The #2 ranked Division 3 Kent City varsity girls basketball team got their first test of the season last night when fellow CSAA conference power, Morley Stanwood, came to town. While Kent City has run through the competition so far this season, their schedule gets intentionally harder in the coming weeks with contests against Morley

Potter’s House Keeps Rolling Against Lakeview

The undefeated Potter’s House Pumas invited the visiting Lakeview Wildcats to “The House” on Tuesday night for a non-conference JV-Varsity girls basketball double header. The first matchup of the night had all the drama and action one could want from a junior varsity contest. The Pumas got the jump on the Wildcats and roared out

Brauher Tops 1000 in Convincing Mohawk Victory

One word describes Morley Stanwood’s performance against the Evart Wildcats on Monday night: Efficiency. Things looked evenly match in the early minutes, if one didn’t look up at the scoreboard, but the constant pressure from the Morley Stanwood defense, unrelenting ball movement & a diverse palate of scorers on offense had the Mohawks in charge

Holton Boys Defeat Kent City in CSAA Defensive Showdown

Friday night was a hotly contested battle between the visiting Red Devils of Holton High School and the hosting Eagles of Kent City. While the teams split contests last year, with the Eagles walloping the Red Devils in the first matchup and losing a closer contest a month later, both teams have largely retooled in

Familiar Faces Share Milestones as Kent City Girls Best Holton

Kenzie Bowers and Jenna Harrison have become so synonymous with Kent City varsity basketball in the last four years, that one just assumes they will be back again next year. The two guards have played with such poise and skill throughout their four year varsity careers that they could have been confused for seniors many

Kent City Breaks Hart but not Broken Hearted on Valentine’s Day Eve

Kent City girls basketball was back in action on Saturday afternoon with a JV-Varsity doubleheader against the visiting Hart Pirates. The JV Eagles were less than a week removed from the unheard of, a basketball shutout, against Lakeview. However, the Hart junior varsity dominated their way to victory behind stellar performances from the trio of

Hunter Dickinson Nets Freshman of the Week Honors for 2nd Straight Week

Hunter Dickinson has been named Big 10 Freshman of the Week for the second time in as many weeks. The 7’1” center from Alexandria, VA AVERAGED 19 points on 68% shooting, 7 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots in wins over Toledo (4-3) and Penn State (3-2) to help the Maize & Blue remain undefeated and

Fifth Annual Big Ten Women’s Basketball Preview Tips Off Wednesday

ROSEMONT, Ill. – With the 2020-21 women’s college basketball season rapidly approaching, the Big Ten Conference will hold its annual Women’s Basketball Preview this Wednesday-Friday, Nov. 11-13. Now in its fifth year, the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Preview continues to reimagine the traditional preseason media day event, expanding it into several days of coverage dedicated entirely to all

Big Ten Men’s Basketball 2020-21 Preseason Honors Announced

ROSEMONT, Ill. — Iowa senior center Luka Garza has been chosen as the Big Ten Preseason Player of the Year heading into the 2020-21 men’s basketball season, as voted on by a panel of conference media members. Garza was selected as the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2019-20 after leading the Hawkeyes to a

Big Ten Hockey Preseason Honors & Poll

Big Ten Hockey Preseason Honors ROSEMONT, Ill. – Minnesota was tabbed the favorite in the 2020-21 Big Ten hockey preseason coaches’ poll, the conference announced on Monday. The coaches also selected Preseason All-Big Ten teams, highlighted by a pair of 2019-20 individual award winners. Michigan was selected second in the preseason poll, with Notre Dame and Ohio

Michigan State Walloped by Iowa

Just one week ago, the Michigan State Spartans celebrated a dominant upset over in-state rival Michigan Wolverines. The effort netted the Spartans a Freshman Player of the Week Award and ignited hopes that things were heading in the right direction behind the arm of junior quarterback, Rocky Lombardi. Week 3 buried those hopes under a

Michigan Falters Against Hoosiers

Joe Milton topped 300 passing yards for a second straight week on just 18 completions and junior wide receiver Ronnie Bell pulled down 6 catches for 149 yards and a touchdown, but the Michigan Wolverines lost their second in as many weeks. Indiana dominated from the opening and held off a late surge by the

MSU WR Named Freshman of the Week

Ricky White (Marietta, GA) has been named Big 10 Freshman of the Week after setting a Michigan State freshman record with 196 receiving yards in the Spartans upset victory over Michigan. The freshman averaged an astounding 24.5 yards per catch, which included a 30-yard touchdown reception, 50-yard reception that set up a Spartan field goal

Michigan State Stuns Michigan in Week 2

MSU quarterback, Rocky Lombardi, delivered a stellar performance, culminating in 323 passing yards, 3 touchdowns and a 27-24 victory for the visiting team over the Michigan Wolverines. MSU wide receiver, Ricky White, was Lombardi’s primary target, hauling in an astounding 196 yards on 8 catches (24.5 avg.) and one touchdown. Michigan quarterback, Joe Milton, hurled

Big Ten Network Unveils New Logo and Brand Identity

Rebranding Campaign Launches With Start of 2020 Big Ten Football Season CHICAGO, Ill. – Today, the Big Ten Network unveiled a new logo and brand identity with the kickoff of the 2020 Big Ten football season. The transformation is intended to provide brand consistency and highlight the network’s position as the home for Big Ten Conference

Kent City Rolls In Showdown with Lakeview Volleyball

JV and Varsity programs both garnered victories over visiting Lakeview High School volleyball. The night was capped with the Eagles completing the clean sweep of the Wildcats and digging deep into the rotation on “Dig Pink” night, which featured both teams sporting special pink jerseys with Kent City’s bearing the names of loved ones impacted

Kent City Fends Off Morley Stanwood in Opener

Friday night brought fans their first taste of high school football this fall in a CSAA matchup between the visiting Kent City Eagles and the hometown Morley Stanwood Mohawks. The Eagles managed to hold the Mohawks out of the end zone after a long drive in the first quarter that stalled with a strong goal

HS Football Makes its 2020 Debut Tonight

When the class of 2020 graduated and athletes walked off their respective fields, diamonds and courts for the last time a bit earlier than planned, many had to assume their senior year would be among the most unique in history. Six months later, the argument could be made that the class of 2020’s swan song

Shocking Development out of the Big Ten Conference

Just two days after the Mid-American Conference announced it would forego fall sports and instead choose to reschedule games to the spring, the Big Ten Conference appears poised to cancel fall sports as well. The Detroit Free Press reports that the Big Ten has voted to cancel fall sports and most shockingly of all, Big

Mid-American Conference Postpones all Fall Sports

The Mid-American conference and its three Michigan member schools (Central, Eastern & Western) have announced that fall sports will be cancelled this fall and rescheduled to the spring. The move comes just days after it was announced that Western University would maintain its lucrative matchup with Notre Dame. However, with most member schools losing their

Michigan & Michigan State Football Announce Updated Schedules

Michigan Football SEP 5: PURDUE – ANN ARBOR, MICH. SEP 12: MINNESOTA – MINNEAPOLIS, MINN. SEP 19: PENN STATE – ANN ARBOR, MICH. SEP 26: RUTGERS – PISCATAWAY, N.J. OCT 3: MICHIGAN STATE – ANN ARBOR, MICH. OCT 10: BYE OCT 17: INDIANA – BLOOMINGTON, IND. OCT 24: OHIO STATE – COLUMBUS, OHIO OCT 31:

MHSAA Releases Updated Guidelines for Fall Sports

As students prepare to enter the 2020-2021 school year and athletes ready themselves to participate in early-season practices and tryouts, the MHSAA has a released their updated guidelines for fall sports programs. The full text of the release is below. Dear MHSAA Community, The Representative Council met this morning to discuss fall sports.  Here is

Top Prospects 16U-Houseman Takes 1st of 64 Teams in Byron Center

The Top Prospects 16U-Houseman softball team battled back from a 6th inning deficit in the tournament quarterfinal to pull things even with two 2-run homers (Emma Houseman & Kylie Gould) heading into the final inning. The squad pulled ahead in the final inning and carried that momentum into back to back shutouts in the semifinal

Kent City Completes Season Sweep of Morley Standwood to Win District Final

Just under a year ago, the Kent City Eagles competed in a post-season matchup in which they controlled things most of the way until poor free throw shooting allowed the visiting team to overtake them in the final minute. That team was eventual state champion Pewamo-Westphalia, and while there is no guarantee the regional win

Kent City Advances to District Final with Win Over Hesperia

The gym at Kent City High School could have been temperature controlled off the scorching hot shooting of the Kent City Eagles, alone, on Tuesday night in their opening match of post-season play. Any energy savings that were accumulated earlier in the week were quickly spent on Thursday night as the Eagles went stone cold

Michigan Sweeps Women’s Gymnastics Weekly Honors

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 3, 2020 Wolverines’ Brooks, Wilson and Wojcik claim weekly awards Gymnast of the WeekNatalie Wojcik, Michigan  So. – Douglassville, Pa. – 21st Century Cyber Charter School – Spanish Won two of her events and the all-around to help the Wolverines defeat New Hampshire Claimed the outright title on bars (9.950), floor (9.950)

Michigan Senior Molly Garrett Named Big 10 Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week

Michigan senior Molly Garrett (Winter Springs, FL) has garnered Big 10 Lacrosse Defensive Player of the week honors on March 3. The senior midfielder, three-time letter winner and two-time team captain helped Michigan defeat Albany 12-11. She controlled eight draws, picked up two ground balls and scored one goal. Her eight draws marked the fourth

2020 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament Coverage on BTN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 3, 2020 Semifinals and championship game to air live on BTN and the FOX Sports app CHICAGO, Ill. – With the bracket set for the 2020 Big Ten Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament, BTN today announced its coverage plans for the quarterfinals, semifinals and championship game taking place over the next three weeks. This

Michigan and Michigan State Earn Weekly Men’s Basketball Honors

For Immediate ReleaseMarch 2, 2020 Player of the Week Cassius Winston, Michigan StateG – Sr. – 6-1 – Detroit, Mich. – University of Detroit Jesuit – Major: Sports Management Averaged 20.0 points, 7.5 assists, four rebounds and shot .524 from the field in a 2-0 week for the Spartans Posted 20 points, five rebounds and

2019-20 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Honors Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 2, 2020 ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Big Ten Conference announced its 2019-20 women’s basketball all-conference teams and individual award recipients on Monday during BTN’s Women’s Sports Report. Iowa senior guard Kathleen Doyle was chosen as Big Ten Player of the Year by both the conference coaches and a select panel of Big Ten media members,

2020 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Bracket Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 1, 2020 ROSEMONT, Ill. — The Big Ten Conference has announced the full bracket for the 27th Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament presented by SoFi that will take place March 4-8 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Maryland (25-4, 16-2 Big Ten) is the No. 1 seed for this year’s tournament after securing

WMU Upsets NIU with Jared Printy Three Pointer in Final Seconds

The Broncos jumped out to a comfortable lead that got as high as twelve points in the first half and eighteen points in the second. The hot start was crucial against the visiting Northern Illinois Huskies who came into the game boasting a 17-11 (10-5) record, while Western Michigan 11-17 (5-10) at tipoff has struggled

WMU Stampedes NIU with Electric Performance by Jordan Walker

The Western Michigan University women’s basketball team took care of business on Saturday afternoon and defeated the visiting Huskies of Northern Illinois University. The Broncos effort can be summed up in just two words: Jordan Walker. Walker was an absolute whirlwind that the Huskies could not contain. The guard scored 17 of WMU’s first 21

Wisconsin Stuns Michigan at Home

Fans packed the stands for a sold out game at Crisler Arena expecting to cheer their Michigan Wolverines to victory over the visiting Wisconsin Badgers basketball team. Wisconsin had other plans, however, and delivered one of their finest performances of the season to upend the home squad and send fans home wondering what might have

Zeeland East Exacts Revenge on Holland Christian

There is a long-standing cliche trotted out by coaches in locker rooms across the country and in just about all competitive sports. “The only people that believe we can win are in this locker room.” The phrase has taken a variety of forms over the years, but always comes back to the same theme: We

MI Herald Tribune: 2020 MAC Women’s Basketball Top Performers

As the NCAA basketball regular season comes to a close for the women of the Mid-American Conference, we have finalized our first and second team awards, as well as superlatives from the league’s best players and arenas. Player Superlatives Best 3-point Shooter: Molly Davis & Maddy Watters (CMU)Best Finisher: Breanna Mobley (WMU) & Molly Davis

MI Herald Tribune: 2020 MAC Men’s Basketball Top Performers

As the NCAA basketball regular season comes to a close for the men of the Mid-American Conference, we have finalized our first and second team awards, as well as superlatives from the league’s best players and arenas. Player Superlatives Best 3-point Shooter: David DiLeo (CMU)Best Dunker: Ty Groce (EMU)Best Finisher: Kevin McKay (CMU)Best Slasher: Michael

Final Minutes Swing in Favor of Toledo at Western Michigan

Saturday marked the first of several must-win games for teams battling to clear their way into the MAC tournament when the Toledo Rockets (12-14) came to Kalamazoo, MI in a face-off with the Western Michigan Broncos (11-15). Each squad looked to gain a victory in what was sure to be a close contest. Toledo won

Michigan Senate Bill Proposes Amateur Athlete Likeness Commercialization

Democratic State Senator Adam Hollier of Detroit has proposed Senate Bill 660, which would extend likeness commercialization rights to all amateur athletes, regardless of level or league. While similar legislation has been proposed recently in the state supporting the measure for college athletes, Hollier thinks such a measure does not go far enough and would

Eastern Michigan Beat Broncos in Dominant “Super Hero” Day Performance

The Eastern Michigan Eagles asserted themselves against the visiting Western Michigan Broncos from the opening tip and did not look back in their second in-state rivalry game of the week. A crowd gathered to support the home team on “Super Hero Day” chalked full of Super Heroes greeting children in the stands and fun games

Akron Women Hold on after 4th Quarter EMU Comeback

The opening game for Eastern Michigan’s “Super Hero” Day did not disappoint. Fans sat side by side with Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Spider-Man and other super heroes as they cheered on the hometown Eagles taking on Mid-American Conference foe, Akron. The 12-11 Eagles and 10-12 Zips have both hovered around the .500 mark

Kent City and Morley Stanwood Split in Rematch

After a matchup in recent weeks in which the Lady Eagles dismantled the previously undefeated Mohawks of Morley Stanwood, the second contest proved to be a more closely fought game. The biggest difference in the rematch between KCHS and MSHS was undoubtedly the shooting percentage by the Kent City girls. In the first matchup, the

Michigan Tabbed Big Ten Baseball Favorite

For Immediate Release via Big Ten Conference ROSEMONT, Ill. – Michigan was voted the preseason favorite to claim the 2020 Big Ten Baseball Championship as selected by the conference coaches and announced on Wednesday. The coaches voted on the top six teams and also selected three students from their own squads to a Preseason Honors list. 

Eastern Michigan Beats Shorthanded Chippewas at McGuirk

The crowd at McGuirk arena gathered for a MAC conference showdown between in-state rivals Eastern Michigan and Central Michigan University on Tuesday night. The CMU Chippewas were riding high and hoping to continue their momentum against the visiting Eagles as they prepare for a run in March. However, the contest was not without some added

Morgan & DiLeo Lead Chippewas to Statement Win Over Bowling Green

Central Michigan University (12-8, 5-2) was currently in the MAC West lead after coming alive in recent weeks of conference play. Tuesday night provided the matchup of the week as MAC East leader, Bowling Green (17-5, 8-1), arrived in Mt. Pleasant coming off a huge comeback victory against Buffalo for a showdown with conference title

Rivalry Week Ends with CMU Victory Over WMU

The Greeks & Persians, Frazier & Ali, Red Sox & Yankees… While Central Michigan vs. Western Michigan may not seem like a worthy addition to this list, to those who have ties to either school will certainly disagree. The triad of Mid-American Conference Michigan schools (Central, Eastern and Western Michigan) have a heated rivalry that

Women’s Big Ten Tournament Tickets on Sale

(PRESS RELEASE) Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament Single-Session Tickets on Sale Saturday, February 1st.INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Single-session tickets for the Big Ten Women’s Basketball Tournament are on sale starting Saturday (Feb. 1) at 10 a.m. (ET)/9 a.m. (CT). The tournament, set for March 4-8 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, will mark the 23rd time the tournament

Potter’s House Splits with Fruitport Calvary in Homecoming Contests

For fans of high school basketball, there was no better place to be on Friday night than “The House” at The Potter’s House High School in Wyoming, MI. Tucked behind a classic brick church and various commercial buildings, The Potter’s House doesn’t scream its presence in its physical stature, but what it does do is

Central Michigan Men Hold On against Ball State

After the first game of the day in which Central Michigan women dazzled the home crowd against Toledo, the men kept things going strong into the evening in their conference matchup with visiting MAC West leader, Ball State. Trailing the Cardinals by just a game in the division, both teams seemed to be riding different

Central Michigan Women topple another MAC Giant to maintain 1st Place

If you are waiting for the Central Michigan women to slow down or show their mortality in this tough stretch of opponents, you will have to wait at least a little longer. The Chippewas have faced a grueling schedule of top MAC West opponents in recent weeks and found ways to win them in convincing

Western Michigan Hockey Dominates Colorado College for Second Straight Night

The weather outside was frightful. Vehicles were piling into ditches, snow was piling into large drifts and the Western Michigan Broncos were piling goals on the scoreboard. WMU kept things rolling on Saturday night with the second straight victory over the visiting Colorado College Tigers at Lawson Ice Arena. The Broncos controlled the puck for

Central Michigan Downs Western Michigan with Huge 4th QTR Comeback

Central Michigan came into University Arena in Kalamazoo, MI riding high after an incredible dominating performance against MAC perennial power, Ball State. The hardwood at Read Fieldhouse has been very friendly to the Broncos as they’ve managed a 5-1 record at home this season and struggled on the road. Less than a week after CMU’s

Kent City Boys & Girls Catch Fire Against Hesperia Squads

Fans of the Kent City Eagles have witnessed some incredible basketball over the years and grown accustomed to dazzling displays of fundamentals, talent and skill on the hardwood over the last few seasons in particular. It is an impressive thing to stun a fanbase that has become so desensitized to such incredible and consistent performances.

Central Michigan Throttles Ball State to Take 1st Place in MAC

Not many in attendance or outside the friendly confines of McGuirk arena likely predicted an outcome like what was witnessed on Wednesday night when Ball State traveled to take on Central Michigan in a test of Mid-American Conference Titans. The top two teams in the MAC over the last several seasons met once again to

Kent City Loses in Double OT to Muskegon High School

It was a cold and blustery night in Muskegon on Tuesday as the Kent City Eagles traveled to face off against the Muskegon High School Big Reds in their second annual matchup. A year ago the Eagles lost a close one in regulation and hoped to change that result as they made their way back

Western Michigan Basketball Wins in Women and Men Doubleheader

Both Western Michigan basketball teams brought out the fans to Read Fieldhouse on Saturday afternoon. Western women got things started against MAC foe, Toledo, and Western men rounded things out against Ohio University in the second matchup of the day. The 2019-20 college basketball season has seen parity in every vein of the basketball landscape.

Game of the Week: Michigan vs. Michigan State Preview

Nothing brings a family together like the holidays. Nothing is more sure to tear apart those recently solidified bonds of merriment and celebration like a Michigan vs Michigan State battle coming just in time to ring in the new year. In just over a week, the Michigan Wolverines will travel an hour west to face

Great Lakes Wanderers Take Two in Doubleheader with Chicago Police Soccer Club

December 7, 2019Great Lakes Wanderers vs. Chicago Police Department SC Women and MenCedarRock Sportsplex, Cedar Springs, MIFor Immediate Release  When most are packing away their soccer gear for the winter, The Great Lakes Wanderers Arena soccer teams are focused on the start of their seasons.  The Great Lakes Wanderers founded in 2017 by Pedro Sanchez

Miami University Crowned MAC Champs as Central Michigan Comeback Falls Short

The Mid-American Conference Football Championship at Ford Field was full #MACtion on Saturday afternoon in Detroit. The Miami Redhawks came into the game with a 7-5 record after winning the MAC East Division despite being picked to finish third in the west by the pre-season coach’s poll. Central Michigan’s path to the championship game was

Davenport University Dominates with Defense against Olivet College

Davenport University hosted Olivet College women’s basketball team on Saturday and while much of the state was tuned to the showdown between the University of Michigan and Ohio State, the Panthers did not disappoint fans in attendance. Things started slow for both teams in the first few minutes before Davenport settled in and applied full

Michigan Resists 2nd Half Comeback Attempt Against EMU in Crosstown Showdown

The ladies of the University of Michigan basketball team arrived just across town in Ypsilanti’s Convocation Center for a crosstown showdown with the Eagles of Eastern Michigan. Michigan had just come off their first loss of the season and hoped to regroup against their neighbor to the east. Things started slow for both teams as

Grand Rapids Catholic Central Punches Ticket to Ford Field

Grand Rapids Catholic Central will be returning to Ford Field for another run at a state title in what has become a bit of an annual tradition for the Cougars. Unity Christian proved to be no match for GRCC and the Cougars dominated from start to finish en route to a 56-17 victory. Unity Christian

Eastern Michigan Men Thump Siena Heights in “Education Day” Opener

The Eastern Michigan Eagles men’s basketball team got off to a hot start and never looked back as they dominated the Education Day double header from tip off to the final horn. Eastern Michigan outclassed Siena Heights shooting an impressive 57.1% to SHU’s 33.9% field goal percentage. Six Eagles scored in double figures with 7

Eastern Michigan Entertains during Education Day against Olivet College

Some nights you are the hammer and others you are the nail. The Eastern Michigan women’s basketball team found out as much in just the span of 3 days this past week. Opening their season against cross-state powerhouse, Michigan State, the Eagles found themselves on the nail side of that equation. MSU controlled the game

Kent City Flies High on Big 4th Down Plays vs. Northpointe Christian

Former president and co-founder of the NFL, Steve Sabol, once wrote the following lines which became famous through the narration of John Facenda of NFL Films: “(The autumn wind) growls as he storms the country,A villain big and bold.And the trees all shake and quiver and quake,As he robs them of their gold.” The trees

Kent City Football Faces Northpointe Christian in Battle of 6-3 Teams

The Eagles will take the gridiron in Kent City at Ward Memorial Field at least one more time in the 2019 season as they face off against the Mustangs of Northpointe Christian HS. Both teams enter the contest with identical records at 6-3 and the only mutual opponent being Calvin Christian HS, which Kent City

Tebow Talk at Calvin University

During his hour visit at Calvin University, ESPN commentator and New York Times bestselling author Tim Tebow spoke little about his time as a professional athlete and more about his path and upbringing. He talked about the difficulties in making decisions and choosing God’s will and way, how he questioned his choices once he made

Michigan Defeats Middle Tennessee State in Season Opener

The University of Michigan Football team opened up their 2019-2020 season on Saturday with a 40-21 victory over Conference USA foe Middle Tennessee State (8-6 & 1st in C-USA East Division in 2018) at the Big House. All eyes were on senior quarterback Shea Patterson and Michigan’s new hybrid offense, which borrows elements of the

Kent City Eagles Survive in Season-Opening Clash with White Cloud

Wednesday night was a showcase of Junior talent for the Kent City Eagles as they met the White Cloud Indians in their season openers in Kent City, Michigan. The Eagles wasted no time and jumped out in front of the Indians in each of the first two sets. Fans at The Nest watched with breath

Zara Weber Heads to Olivet College to Join Comets Basketball

The senior shooting guard superstar from Kent City has just moved into Olivet College to begin her Division III athletic career with other local incoming freshmen, and the future is bright. Kent City’s girls varsity basketball team has had a lot of success the past few years, and a big part of that success traces

Great Lakes Wanderers Add Women’s Soccer Club Heading into 2019 Season

It was 2015 and the small town of Cedar Springs, MI was rocked, as local family, Brian and Kim Ricker, discovered that their son, Brison, had been diagnosed with cancer. Brison, 15 at the time, was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma and given an estimated 9 months to live. Just 11 months into their

BiHGR FC Closes Innaugral Season in 2nd Place

Grand Rapids has become a fertile market for soccer the last few years, as everything from youth to semi-pro soccer clubs have sprung up in the city and surrounding area of West Michigan. One such club just concluded their inaugural season in second place of the UPSL Midwest Conference – Eastern Division standings, finishing the

Kent City Junior Baseball Finishes Year as Top 8 in Michigan

The Kent City junior baseball team closed their season this weekend as a top 8 finisher in Michigan. The boys made a statement right away on the back of excellent pitching with three consecutive wins before falling in the sudden death elimination round. This marks the first time Kent City has been represented in the