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.
SPRING LAKE — Montague sputtered a bit early in Wednesday's district semifinal game at Spring Lake, but finished strong to advance to the finals with a 60-38 win.
WHITEHALL — Whitehall fought off a feisty Oakridge team Wednesday night, 40-35, to advance to the district finals against rival Montague.
MUSKEGON — Reeths-Puffer held off a late charge by Kenowa Hills Tuesday night to earn a 49-47 win in the first round of district play.
MONTAGUE — All season, Montague has missed Tate Stine, the point guard whom the Wildcats had planned to run their offense through before he was injured the day of Montague’s season opener. However, even in his absence, Montague showed Tuesday night, in dramatic fashion, that the other guys p…
GRAND HAVEN — Reeths-Puffer's slow start was costly Monday night in a pre-district game at Grand Haven, and the Rockets lost to the Buccaneers 36-29.