Christian Subdon has spent his six years as a JV coach absorbing everything, treating it like a head-coaching apprenticeship. Now he can put that effort into practice.
It takes a great fit to leave your alma mater, especially when you're having success, and Nate Aardema believes he's found that fit, as he accepted the Reeths-Puffer boys basketball coaching job Monday after 12 seasons at Whitehall, where his teams won three West Michigan Conference champion…
WHITEHALL — Whitehall senior Dayton Cole was already a good basketball player, an all-conference talent, before he began pushing himself to be even more. Over the past year in particular, he learned how much better he can be.
Just weeks after picking a new opportunity at Muskegon over following the expected script in his hometown of Montague, Cody Kater is on the move again, this time down south.
It’s no surprise that Whitehall led the way in all-West Michigan Conference honorees after posting an 11-0 league record and earning the conference championship. The Vikings had three first-team selections — only Oakridge, with two, also had multiple players on the first team — plus an honor…
FREMONT — The Montague Wildcats finally ran into a team that could run with them in Monday’s regional semifinal game against Newaygo, and that put an end to their unbeaten season in a 47-37 loss.
WHITEHALL — After high-flying Orchard View was forced to withdraw from the state tournament due to COVID-19 protocols, conventional wisdom had Whitehall, the #2 seed, as the new district favorite. Vikings’ coach Nate Aardema knew better, having seen Spring Lake dash his team’s dreams many a time.
SPRING LAKE — Whitehall briefly threatened to knock Montague off its magic carpet ride of a season Friday night in the district finals, but the Wildcats just wouldn't let it happen.
MUSKEGON — Reeths-Puffer wasn't able to replicate its dramatic upset win over Muskegon from the previous week in Thursday night's district semifinal, falling to the Big Reds 67-58.
WHITEHALL — Two days after an exhausting comeback win over Oakridge, Montague was already at a disadvantage coming into Thursday's district semifinal at Whitehall, and the Vikings' swarming defense created another one.