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Hockey is a community

by (DanRaicevich)

Submitted 04-04-2018 under LOCAL LIFE

It started with one tournament of four teams. At the Silver Puck Challenge this June, there will be north of 40 teams playing. What Brent Belanger found out over the years of running hockey tournaments in Grand Rapids is that hockey is much more...

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Movie Review: "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki" at UICA

by (UICA)

Submitted 06-27-2017 under OPINION

Want to see boxing fans’ jaws hit the mat? Show them Juho Kuosmanen’s The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki, a sports biopic that charts the days leading up to the titular real-life boxer’s infamous 1962 World Featherweight...

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GRFC Women defeat Detroit Sun FC

by (jproth1)

Submitted 06-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids Football Club women’s team defeated the visiting Detroit Sun FC, 3-0 on Sunday afternoon at Grandville High School. “Today they were just better than us,” DSFC coach Skip Mukhtar said, “They controlled a...

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GRFC falls to Detroit City FC at Fifth Third

by (jproth1)

Submitted 06-19-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

The Grand Rapids FC lost 2-0 to the Detroit City FC in a NPSL match that was played at Fifth Third Ballpark on Saturday, June 17, 2017. DCFC’s Shawn Lawson scored the game's first goal in the 62 minute and Bakie Goodman added an insurance...

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Grand Rapids Football Club wins home opener

by (jproth1)

Submitted 05-25-2017 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids FC opened up their 2017 home schedule on Sunday May, 21 with a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Torrent at Houseman Field. GRFC found themselves trailing 2-0 at the 11-minute mark of play in the first half. They went on to score three...

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Benefit for Life Pickleball Tournament

by (grrtl)

Submitted 07-08-2016 under

Play in the 4th annual Benefit for Life Pickleball Tournament sponsored by Grand Rapids Right to Life. This fun, competitive event will take place at Belknap Park on Saturday, August 6 (men's & women's doubles) and Sunday, August 7 (...

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Sports in the Park: Soccer

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-03-2016 under

Have you ever wanted to learn to play a sport but didn’t know where to start? Join us for fun and active sports clinics at some of our beautiful city parks. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and learn how to play a favorite or new sport....

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Sports in the Park: Tennis

by (grpl)

Submitted 06-03-2016 under

Have you ever wanted to learn to play a sport but didn’t know where to start? Join us for fun and active sports clinics at some of our beautiful city parks. Kids of all ages are welcome to come and learn how to play a favorite or new sport....

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New soccer league encourages neighbors to have fun, build community

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-18-2015 under NEWS

Grand Rapids has a new local community soccer league: the GR Champions League. It was started "to celebrate and connect the unique citizens and neighborhoods of Grand Rapids through the power of the beautiful game." Teams from different...

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Long time Westsider works to build community as Union High School's new football coach

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 08-11-2015 under INNOVATION-SPOTLIGHT

Rick Angstman, recently hired as the new Head Varsity Football Coach for Union High School for Grand Rapids Public Schools, says his job as the football coach is not just passing along a love of football to the teens at Union- but is also a channel...

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