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North Muskegon @ Montague

MONTAGUE (WZZM) -- Western Michigan Conference play kicked off Thursday with four games, including defending league champion Montague hosting North Muskegon.

Montague holds the longest current win streak in the state.

However, it was the Norsemen who scored first when John Waller took a pitch and ran 20 yards to the endzone.  North Muskegon failed on the point after attempt.

Then in the fourth quarter, Montague's Travis Cockerill took the ball to the goal line and fumbled.  Fortunately for Montague, Brandon Moore recovered for the touchdown.

The Norsemen moved ahead on a touchdown. Then, with 30 seconds left in regulation, Montague's Cockerill found Steven Murdoch in the end zone to tie the game.

With the extra point, Montague escaped with a 14 to 13 win over North Muskegon.

Fifth annual White River Bridge Walk planned for Labor Day

The White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, the city of Montague and the city of Whitehall are encouraging residents to join in the fifth annual White River Bridge Walk.

The event supports "Getting Michigan Moving" to encourage health, fitness and active living.  The most famous bridge walk takes participants across the Mackinac Bridge.

If you want to participate, the walk will take place on the Hart-Montague Bike Trail starting at 10am Monday and will begin at the east end of Spring Street located behind Whitehall Products and Montague Foods in Montague.

Walkers are more than welcome to continue on to the library or may turn around and return to the start point.  Healthy refreshments will be available at the Chamber building (124 W Hanson, Whitehall) and are provided by Dave Runyan of Farm Bureau Insurance.

White Lake Open Sailboat Race

From: http://www.whitelake.org/

This Race is open to all sailors. The Skippers meeting will be at 10:30am held at the White Lake Yacht Club. The start will be at 12:00pm. You can tie your sailboat up to the T-dock. If driving please park at the top of the hill. Please contact Scott with your interest in crewing or entering your sailboat.

Saturday, September 4th, 12:00pm

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Spring Lake tops Whitehall in wild opener

(WZZM) - Spring Lake beat Whitehall in the closing seconds Friday night.

Whitehall took the lead on their last drive of the game, but Spring Lake came back and scored with just four seconds left.

Watch the video for details and highlights.

Montague Wildcats devour Orchard View Cardinals 32-19

(WZZM) With the second longest winning streak in the state, Montague faced Muskegon County rival Orchard View in the season opener.

Pat Collins is back for his seventh season as head coach, but he's one of the few faces returning from the two-time defending division 6 state champions. The Wildcats return just three starters on offense and defense. All-state quarterback Cody Kater is now playing college football at Cincinnati.

Questions about his replacement wouldn't linger for long as Montague looked to win their 21st game in a row.

Orchard View took their opening drive deep into Montague territory, but the Wildcat defense got a key fourth down stop.

Kater's replacement, Travis Cockerill, went to work right away finding Brandon Moore on a slip screen. He picked up 45 on the play. Cockerill would finish what he started finding Steven Murdoch on a three-yard touchdown pass to put his team up 6-0.

White Lake Area Guided Nature Walk

From: http://www.whitelake.org/

Discover the beauty of the White Lake area. Naturalists will lead guided tours of local natural areas. A variety of topics relating to native plants and wildlife will be covered. The walks are appropriate for adults and families;no children allowed without parents. Please register for the walk by contacting the White Lake Chamber of Commerce.

Saturday, September 4th, 2010
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Alcoa Howmet Plant 4 Native Landscape
3900 White Lake Drive
(White Lake Community Library)
Whitehall MI

For more Information contact:
White Lake Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 231-893-4585

State election officials certify Michigan primary results

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- State officials have certified the results from Michigan's August primary election.

The Board of State Canvassers certified the Aug. 3 election results on Monday. The certifications include the results of several Michigan's U.S. House primaries, including a relatively narrow victory in the 2nd District for Bill Huizenga in the Republican race over Jay Riemersma and five others.

Huizenga won by 663 votes and faces Democrat Fred Johnson in the November election for the western Michigan congressional seat.

Election officials earlier had certified a narrow victory for Dan Benishek in the Republican primary for the 1st Congressional District in northern Michigan. Benishek faces Democrat Gary McDowell in November.