Grand Valley State Sports Report

Feb 21, 2017

The Grand Valley State University women's basketball team advancing to last year's Final Four was a talented bunch. Today on the Grand Valley State Sports Report we shine the spotlight on the seven seniors anchoring the team.

Grand Rapids Public Museum

He was one of the first African-Americans to serve in the United States Marines and was an education leader in West Michigan. Reuben Smartt recently passed away at the age of 91. His life was celebrated this week.

“Reuben and I played baseball for the Grand Rapids Black Sox.”

Reuben played shortstop and Henry Saverson played second base.

West Michigan Sports Commission

The West Michigan Sports Commission turns 10 years old this year. They have bigger and better plans in store, including a national championship and the 2017 State Games of America. Our guest is Mike Guswiler, president of the Commission.

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Nov 8, 2016

Defensive linemen are one of the toughest positions to recruit for in college football.  The Grand Valley State Lakers have come up with a good one in Mark Rosenquist who hails from Sweden.  Tom Cleary has the story on how Mark ended up in Allendale.

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Grand Valley State University sophomore running back Marty Carter is averaging 11.3 yards a carry and nearly 150 yards per game.    Grand Valley Sports Report catches up with this exciting student athlete who is making the most of his opportunity as a Laker.

Dr. Carl Wierks

Sep 22, 2016
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A U.S. Snowboard Team Physician has partnered with a local orthopedics practice. We talk to Dr. Carl Wierks, specializing in hip arthroscopy. 

Grand Valley State Sports Report

Sep 19, 2016

Jayma martin and Gabby Guibord have made huge contributions to Grand Valley State University's women's soccer dynasty. The seniors are part of a talented class that is going for its fourth straight NCAA Division II title.  

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The Michigan High School Athletic Association says its unique sideline concussion testing program for athletes in football and other sports is having a positive impact but long-term funding is an issue as it heads into its second and final year.

Executive Director Jack Roberts says member schools in its pilot program removed players for possible concussions at a higher rate than schools that were not.

His group on Monday released results of its first head-injury survey of more than 750 high schools from 2015-2016 sports.

Pickleball Tournament

Jul 13, 2016

A local Pickleball tournament will be held at Mulligan's Hollow in Grand Haven. We find out about the sport from  Kevin Curley and Jessie Riley.  

Summer Training Tips

Jul 13, 2016
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation

We talk about summer training tips for fall sport high school athletes.  Student athlete Teddy Russo and The Center for Physical Rehabilitation's Wendi Corelli join us.