As it did when it hired Justin Dennett as football coach, Montague is turning to a first-time varsity head coach to lead one of its most successful programs.
Montague senior-to-be Conner Raeth lived most of his first 16 years aware that he would eventually have to have open-heart surgery. He just didn’t want to hear that he’d need it when he did.
It was a big year in girls basketball for the White Lake area, with five girls being named to the all-West Michigan Conference first team, plus one Reeths-Puffer Rocket earning the same honor in the O-K Green Conference.
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.