Sports & Recreation

Feature Story West Ottawa basketball players Taylor Catton, left, and Gabby Reynolds, right, have their photo taken with a young fan following a Q&A session at Evergreen Commons.

Miss Basketball comes to Evergreen Commons


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Retiring HAC executive director will miss ‘the challenge’


Feature Story Bysterveld County Park includes trails forwalking, running, or cross-country skiing; a picnic shelter; playground; catch-and-release fishing pond; a grass picnic and recreation area; restroom facility; and paved parking.

4 parks to explore in Allegan County


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GHACF awards largest amount of Community Impact grants ever


Feature Story The Village of Spring Lake’s DDA invested $18,000 for an eight-unit kayak rental kiosk from Rent.Fun.

Spring Lake unveils new kayak rentals at Tanglefoot Park


Feature Story Coach Lee Montgomery was inducted into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame in 2006 and the National Wheelchair Basketball Association Hall of Fame in 2015.

Lee Montgomery brings inclusive coaching style to adaptive sports


Feature Story The Bebot drone will pick up trash from Muskegon beaches as part of a project funded by a $1 million Meijer grant.

Drones set to join Lake Michigan beach cleanup crews


Feature Story Several cruise ships are again docking in Muskegon: the Pearl Seas vessel Pearl Mist, the American Queen Voyages’ Ocean Navigator, and Ponant Lines’ Le Bellot and Le Dumont D'Urville
Feature Story Dune Harbor Park has officially been open to the public and a part of the Norton Shores community since March. The initial feedback has been positive.

Muskegon County’s newest park opens in Norton Shores


Feature Story USMC Sgt. Travis Snyder has walked 2,240 miles and raised more than $15,000 for Mission 22, a nonprofit supporting veterans with mental health challenges.
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Feature Story Cecil McCarty began by holding workout sessions at a park before opening BFFS. (Paul ApPaul)

Pandemic inspires woman to open hip-hop fitness center


Feature Story Loren Joostberns received a standing ovation as he learned a basketball court would be named in his honor. 

School sports venues used to honor historic contributions


Feature Story Emily Polet-Monterosso became active when she learned she was a match to donate her kidney. Now she's climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to show what people with only one kidney can do.

Holland native and kidney donor to climb Mount Kilimanjaro


Feature Story A collaborative project would bring a nature play park to Holland's Window on the Waterfront park with the help of crowdfunding and a state grant.