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Construction Begins On Bulldog Stadium

Construction Begins On Bulldog Stadium

Construction is underway for replacing the eight-lane track and installing turf at Grandville High School stadium. You can follow the progress live with our construction camera. The project will be completed in mid-August.

Born to Play Ball!

Born to Play Ball!

A presentation by Jim Kratsas, Deputy Director of the Ford Museum will be held on Tuesday, May 8 from 7-8:30 pm at the Gary Byker Memorial Library.

Who was better?  Babe Ruth or Willie Mays, Walter Johnson or Sandy Koufax?  Could Ty Cobb put up the same statistics in today’s game? Would Barry Bonds put up even greater home run totals had he played against 1920s’ pitching?  What every fan of the game does agree upon is that baseball loves a good argument.

This program is Jim’s list of the fifty greatest players in baseball history, five at every position including the best left-hand and right-hand pitchers. Please call 669-1255 or come to the library to register and pick up a voting sheet for your favorites!  They will be giving a prize for the person who comes closest to Jim’s list! 

There is no fee, but donations are welcome that will be given to the Hudsonville Little League.

Girls on the Run/Girls on Track celebrates with 5K run

Girls on the Run/Girls on Track celebrates with 5K run

The annual Girls on the Run/Girls on Track New Balance 5K will be held May 19 at the Grand Haven Public High School, 17001 Ferris Street at 10:30 am.

The participating girls will run at the high school and through area neighborhoods to culminate a ten week after school program that builds self esteem, confidence and promotes healthy lifestyles. Approximately 850 girls and their coaches will create a wave of pink in their colorful shirts as they run, walk and in some cases push participants in wheelchairs.

The public is invited to come and cheer for the girls along the route. Community members are also invited to participate in the 5K to show support for the girls. See www.gotroac.org for information about participation as a community runner and to register.

JPS - 2012 Coach Visser Classic this Saturday

JPS - 2012 Coach Visser Classic this Saturday

From: http://jpsonline.org/

It is that time of year again, we are preparing for the 10th annual Coach Visser Classic basketball tournament.

For anyone who is not familiar with the roots of this event, Adam Visser was an 8th grade boys basketball coach at Jenison Junior High School. During this time he was diagnosed with ALS, otherwise known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." Adam fought the disease for over three years and he passed away in the winter of 2007. Some of his former players wanted to financially help out Adam's family. As a result, they decided the best way to raise money would be through a 3 on 3 basketball tournament.

Over the the past nine years we have raised over $140,000, the money that has been raised has been given to Adam's family, ALS research and to deserving families in the community. Last year we had 70 teams signed up and our goal this year is to reach 100 teams.

Boyne Machine Racing is back in force to compete in JEG’S CRA All-Stars Tour

Boyne Machine Racing is back in force to compete in JEG’S CRA All-Stars Tour

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jenison, MI – Boyne Machine Company is proud to announce their official full time return back to auto racing in the 2012 season. Boyne Machine Racing will be the umbrella for drivers Andrew Nylaan at the Berlin Raceway, Jason Hoogerhyde at Winston Speedway, and Josh Hobson in the JEG’S CRA All-Stars Tour.

The team’s biggest involvement lies behind the 18-year-old Birch Run, MI resident Hobson. In 2011, he drove a car sponsored by American Dumpster Service with backing from Boyne Machine Company. With the new season just a few weeks away, car owner Michael Blackmer is excited to announce that this new team will compete for the Rookie of the Year Award in the JEG’S CRA All-Stars Tour.  Josh will pilot the #77 Boyne Machine, Sundrop Citrus Soda Super Late Model full time.

HPS - Georgetown Joggers

HPS - Georgetown Joggers

From: http://www.hudsonville.k12.mi.us

For the first time ever at Georgetown Elementary School, there is a Georgetown Joggers Running Club. We have a group of about 25 students, 2nd-5th grade, that are training for 5 weeks to enter the Hudsonville Eagle 5K race on March 24!

Mrs. Nienhuis and Mrs. Van Koevering are working with the students on Tuesdays and Thursdays after school. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays the students follow an at-home training schedule.

We are so excited that some of our students and families will be racing, as well as supporting Hudsonville students with the money that is being raised for scholarships. It is a great way to be involved with our community and promote a healthy lifestyle at a young age.

Way to go Georgetown Joggers, we will see you at the races!

JPS - 2012 Coach Visser Classic (Final Year!)

JPS - 2012 Coach Visser Classic (Final Year!)

From: http://jpsonline.org/

It is that time of year again, we are preparing for the 10th annual Coach Visser Classic basketball tournament.

For anyone who is not familiar with the roots of this event, Adam Visser was an 8th grade boys basketball coach at Jenison Junior High School. During this time he was diagnosed with ALS, otherwise known as "Lou Gehrig's Disease." Adam fought the disease for over three years and he passed away in the winter of 2007. Some of his former players wanted to financially help out Adam's family. As a result, they decided the best way to raise money would be through a 3 on 3 basketball tournament.

Over the the past nine years we have raised over $140,000, the money that has been raised has been given to Adam's family, ALS research and to deserving families in the community. Last year we had 70 teams signed up and our goal this year is to reach 100 teams.