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SHELBY — When Shelby boys basketball coach Rick Zoulek, who grew up idolizing the program’s 1971 and ‘72 state championship teams, took the microphone for a quick speech Saturday at those teams’ 50th reunion, he couldn’t help drawing a connection to Major League Baseball’s popular “Field of …

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SHELBY — The 1971 and ‘72 Shelby Tigers boys basketball state champions will get together for a reunion next Saturday, Aug. 14, at the Shelby Optimist Club to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first of their two titles. The public celebration begins at 4 p.m., and the group is planning…

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Basketball all-conference honors were plentiful this year in Oceana County, led by Hart and Shelby each placing two players on the all-West Michigan Conference girls team.

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SHELBY — While COVID-19 has been an overwhelming negative for so many people, it has not been devoid of silver linings. For the Shelby basketball program, one of those silver linings came in the form of former star guard Jason Beckman being available to be an assistant coach for the Tigers t…

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MAPLE CITY — Hart faced an imposing foe last Wednesday night in the regional finals, taking on an unbeaten Glen Lake squad, on its home court, that had only beaten one opponent by fewer than 25 points. A fast start was essential.

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MAPLE CITY — Hart saw plenty to like when it evaluated its regional semifinal matchup with Beaverton coming into the game. Beaverton is a paint-focused team that prefers not to play a high-flying style — and a team that hasn’t been tested by the likes of Kent City, Montague and Western Michi…