Author name: David Young


Hopkins girls absorb 7th straight hoops defeat, 57-30

The Hopkins girls’ basketball team Friday night absorbed its seven straight defeat this season without a victory by dropped a 57-30 decision at home to Grandville Calvin Christian. The Vikings were never in in the fray, falling behind 20-5 by the end of the first quarter and 31-14 at intermission. The Squires went on a […]


Hopkins captures 2nd straight hoops victory, 60-58

The Hopkins boys’ basketball team Friday evening captured its second straight victory, a nice turn of events after five consecutive losses to start the season. The Vikings turned back Grandville Calvin Christian in a 60-58 squeaker, edging an opponent they don’t often get the best of on the hardcourt. It was a huge second quarter


Wildcat girls win in a 70-27 breeze to remain undefeated

The outcome was never in doubt Friday evening at Middleville Thornapple Kellogg High School, as Wayland raced to its ninth victory without a loss this season, 70-27. The Wildcats wasted no time in taking control of this one. They led 20-8 at the end of the first quarter and held TK scoreless for the first


Upset! Upset? Undefeated TK hands ‘Cats 1st hoops loss

Middleville Thornapple Kellogg Friday evening scored one of the biggest boys’ high school basketball upsets of the season in a 63-60 victory over Wayland.  Or was it really an uspet? Regardless, it was a creepy, upsetting and irritating night for coach Mike Hudson and his Wildcats, who lost for the first time in seven outings


Mike Doupe` named new Wayland High School varsity football coach

Wayland Union High School has selected Michael Doupe` as new head football coach. Justin Wilson, athletic director, said he had 29 applicants for the position, which was advertised Nov. 25 after the resignation of Jerry Diorio. “We narrowed down the candidates to six with first-round interviews,” said Wilson “and then held second-round interviews with four

Community Notices

Welcoming Schools needs volunteers Feb. 17-18

Wayland Welcoming Schools is seeking student or adult volunteers to assist with child care at the Early Childhood Nights at Dorr and Baker Elementaries Tuesday, Feb. 17, at Dorr and Wednesday, Feb. 18, at Baker. Childcare volunteers are asked to arrive at 5:30 p.m. each evening and stay until 7 p.m. Anyone who has questions


State Reps. Yonker, Gamrat have ugly ties to racism, homophobia

ACHTUNG: This is not a “fair and balanced” story. It is an editorial by the editor. Our two state legislators have alarmingly strong ties to former disgraced former lawmaker Dave Agema, who’s taking serious heat from within his own party for racist and homophobic comments. Both Ken Yonker of the 72nd District and Cindy Gamrat


‘Liberal media’ is an oxymoron

ACHTUNG: The following is not a “fair and balanced” story. It is an editorial by the editor. I confess: One of my pet peeves over the last 20 years has been the continued assertion that the media is liberal. Having worked in the media for more than 40 years and having been accused all my

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