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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.

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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.

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.

Leftover Michigan turkey hunting licenses available

LANSING, Mich. (AP)- How's this for Thanksgiving leftovers in the making? State wildlife officials say more than 30,000 leftover fall turkey hunting licenses are available and are going on sale.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources and Environment said the licenses go on sale online and at all license vendors at 10 a.m. Aug. 30. The bulk of them are in southern Michigan.

Most available licenses are for private land, but there are some general licenses. A hunter may buy one daily until the quota is reached.

Fall turkey season opens Sept. 15 and runs through Nov. 14.

Grand Rapids man identified in crash near Whitehall

WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) - The second driver involved in a fatal wrong-way crash on US-31 on August 11th has been positively identified.

Forensic scientists at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing determined that Erik James Flood, 26, of Grand Rapids died while driving on US-31 northbound when his car was hit by Mindy Elizabeth Young-Ostling, 29, driving southbound on the wrong side of the highway.  Young-Ostling was also killed.

Flood was not able to be positively identified until scientists used DNA from a relative. 

Investigators say that Flood's headlights were off at the time of the crash, which took place in the early morning hours near Whitehall.  Toxicology reports on both Young-Ostling and Flood are still pending.

Because both drivers were killed in the crash, criminal charges are unlikely.