The addition of seeding at the regional level in ice hockey, and adjustments to provide byes for top-seeded teams in basketball and soccer, were among the most notable actions taken by the Representative Council of the Michigan High School Athletic Association during its annual Spring Meetin…
The Reeths-Puffer soccer program enjoyed the benefits of coach Keith Knapp being able to devote so much time to the Rockets’ success, as his first three kids didn’t play a sport that conflicted with the fall boys’ season.
It was a largely successful soccer season in the White Lake area, and with the wins came a large amount of all-conference honors. Eight players claimed first team honors, including four from Whitehall.
ALLENDALE — Three years after winning its first district title ever by shootout, Reeths-Puffer followed the same script last Saturday to pull a 2-1 upset of Division 2 13th-ranked Spring Lake and claim its third crown in four years.
GRAND RAPIDS — Reeths-Puffer played a tough, gritty game Wednesday in the Division 2 regional semifinal against #5-ranked Byron Center, and but for one set piece by the Bulldogs, might have gotten it to overtime.
MUSKEGON — Reeths-Puffer and Whitehall played a thrilling district semifinal game Tuesday night at R-P, and just one goal proved the decisive one.
WHITEHALL — Whitehall continued its domination of the rivalry game with Montague Tuesday night, downing the Wildcats 7-0.
MONTAGUE — Montague seemed to have Tri-County right where it wanted the Vikings at halftime of Wednesday’s pre-district soccer game at Montague. The Wildcats had scored in the first two minutes on a quick goal by Brenden Mahoney, and were deadlocked at halftime.
MUSKEGON — Reeths-Puffer likes to say it plays its best soccer in October. Thursday night’s battle with O-K Black Conference foe Jenison went a long way in confirming that.
MONTAGUE — Montague controlled Monday’s contest against Pentwater and won the game by mercy rule, 10-2, but Wildcats’ coach Brandon Mahoney said afterward that his team is still working on developing a killer instinct.