Post Grad Work

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Portage Northern rides hot streak into state quarterfinal

PORTAGE, Mich. — The Portage Northern volleyball team is putting it together at the right time.

Despite some regular season ups and downs, the Huskies won a Division 1 regional championship last week, and will play second-ranked Northville on Tuesday at Ypsilanti Lincoln.

"I think that we just have a really tight bond," junior setter Sydney Bates said. "We push each other in practice and on the court. I just think we do a great job of working as a unit and lifting each other up, even when we l

Unity Christian takes regional title with shootout win over South Christian

FENNVILLE, Mich. — Unity Christian got past South Christian 3-2 in a shootout on Thursday to win a division three regional championship boys soccer at Fennville.

Sophomore Jack Kamminga got the penalty kick to seal the deal for the Crusaders.

"We knew we just had to come out strong," Kamminga said. "We had to, we knew they were a good team. The only thing they could do was throw the ball in, so we knew we had to come at them strong and that's what, I mean, we did, and this means a lot."

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West Michigan golfers sweep D1 individual leaderboard

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It was a battle for 1st place between three West Michigan golfers at the division one state tournament in East Lansing. In the end, it was Elise Fennell from East Kentwood who is bringing home the mitten trophy.

Elise earned redemption from last year where she finished second. On Saturday she shot 70, two under, and had a total score of 140 to win the whole tournament.

Elise says, "It feels really good because I got second last year, so it was kind of eating away at me. I

West Michigan Whitecaps end 2023 season with defeat against Great Lakes Loons

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — The West Michigan Whitecaps concluded their 2023 season in a game against the Great Lake Loons on Sunday at LMCU Ballpark. The Whitecaps ended up losing the game in a 4-1 loss.

Of the four runs that the Whitecaps allowed throughout the game, only one was earned, as the team committed three errors. The team finished just 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position in the defeat.

During the first inning, Great Lakes’ Griffin Lockwood-Powell lifted a sacrifice fly, which deliv

NorthPointe Christian starts league play with win over Sparta

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — NorthPointe Christian shared the OK Silver volleyball title with Hopkins last season and Tuesday the Mustangs topped Sparta in 4 sets to open league play.

The Mustangs took the first two sets 25-21 and 25-18 before the Spartans took set three 25-23, NPC won the match with a win in set four 25-14.

NorthPointe Christian will be at Wayland for a quad.

For more scores, highlights, and the latest news on high school sports in West Michigan, go to the FOX 17 Blitz page.

Meekhof, Smithson lead MSU to strong finish at Folds of Honor Collegiate

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — The Michigan State men's golf team had the lead entering day three of the Folds of Honor Collegiate, but Notre Dame made a late charge to take the title.

The Spartans finish second as a team lead by August Meekhof (Allendale High School) who tied for sixth individually, and Bradley Smithson (Forest Hills Eastern High School) who tied for 12th.

"Sleeping on the lead isn't easy as a team, but I think we were all very confident and hopefully, or we felt good about where we we

GR Catholic Central, Christian bring home golf championships

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Grand Rapids Catholic Central and Grand Rapids Christian brought home hardware in the boys golf state tournaments on Saturday.

In division two, the Eagles were a season favorite to win the team title but struggled in the opening round on Friday. After round one they were 10 strokes behind Brother Rice with a team score of 300. On Saturday, they shot 295 and ended up beating the Warriors by two strokes to win.

"It was a rough Friday night that I can say for myself at least

Local legend leads field of Supermodifieds at Berlin

MARNE, Mich. — Supermodified weekend is taking place Friday and Saturday nights at Berlin Raceway.

Racers are coming from Canada and all over the east coast for the event, but one guy is making a much shorter trip.

Local racing legend Johnny Benson is back home to compete at the track he grew up racing at.

The former NASCAR Cup Series rookie of the year really enjoys the uniqueness of the Supermodified cars.

"They're just so unique," Benson said. "It's interesting to see what works on some c

Elliott, Jones and Hocevar to headline Battle at Berlin

MARNE, Mich. — Just when you thought the big races at Berlin were done for the year, we've got another one on Wednesday night.

The Battle at Berlin 250 is back again this year with quite the list of drivers to draw a big crowd.

The 2023 Money in the Bank winner, Erik Jones is making his return to Berlin. He's also one Battle at Berlin twice in his career.

Erik says, "It's just fun to come back and race against both sides of it, but if you can go out and compete, contend and then win, you feel

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