February 24, 2017

Running with the Wolves; Wyoming high inducts five into its athletic Hall of Fame

Wyoming High School recently inducted Andy Vavere, Laura Erdmans Readle, Doug Chappell, Kim Blouw Norden and Eric Taylor into its athletic Hall of Fame.

By:K.D. Norris

February 20, 2017

Game on: WKTV’s featured games for Feb. 20-25

This week, WKTV coverage crew will be at East Kentwood for girls basketball game Feb. 21 and a hockey game on Feb. 25.

By:WKTV Staff

February 20, 2017

Local high school sports schedule: Feb. 20-27

Here is your weekly list of Wyoming and Kentwood area high school varsity sports events.

By:Mike Moll

February 16, 2017

Tickets on sale now for Whitecaps opening day April 6

West Michigan Whitecaps 2017 individual game tickets will go on sale Tuesday, Feb. 21.

By:WKTV Staff

February 6, 2017

February brings beginning of high school winter championships

WKTV will be covering local high school sports in February as winter sports championships begin to be decided.

By:Mike Moll

February 2, 2017

Godfrey-Lee schools induct new members into Hall of Fame

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools inducted six new members into their Hall of Fame late last month, an honor given to more than athletic personalities.

By:K.D. Norris

January 27, 2017

Alpha Wolf 11 Ceremony honors exemplary Wyoming High School students

The Alpha Wolf 11 Award honored six outstanding Wyoming High School students on Jan. 26.

By:Victoria Mullen, WKTV

January 27, 2017

Vietnamese student gains experiences, court time, at Wyoming school

For Riley Nguyen, a 17-year-old exchange student from Vietnam, playing on the West Michigan Lutheran girls basketball team was just another way for her to fit in.

By:K.D. Norris

January 6, 2017

West Michigan Lutheran defeats West Michigan Aviation Academy in featured WKTV girls basketball game

In WKTV’s featured high school sports game of Tuesday, Jan. 3, West Michigan Lutheran got 19 points from junior Maddie Guis and defeated host West Michigan Aviation Academy 44-20

By:WKTV Staff

January 4, 2017

It’s not too early to think Tulip Time run 

The Tulip Time Festival has announced the opening of online registration and details for the Tulip Time Run on Saturday, May 6, at Kollen Park in Holland.

By:WKTV Staff

December 28, 2016

Falcon’s girls team starts season 5-1; continues to seek improvement

East Kentwood girls basketball head coach Jimmy Carter’s 2016-17 Falcons squad has looked impressive heading into its holiday break — winning five of six games.

By:K.D. Norris

December 27, 2016

Falcon’s boys team seeks winning mix of seniors, young talent

East Kentwood boys basketball head coach Jeff Anama is still getting the feel for his 2016-17 Falcons squad as the prepares for a short holiday break from their schedule.

By:K.D. Norris

December 19, 2016

Sports Schedule: Dec. 19-26

      Monday December 19, 2016 Girls Basketball Hudsonville Hornets @ West Michigan Aviation Boys/Girls Bowling Godwin Heights @ Calvin Christian Kelloggsville @ Hudsonville [Read More]

By:Mike Mull, WKTV Community Journalist

December 14, 2016

Local sports schedule: Dec. 14-19

      Wednesday December 14, 2016 Boys/Girls Bowling Godwin Heights @ Rockford Wyoming @ Wayland Girls Cheer Godwin Heights @ Wyoming Lee Boys Wrestling [Read More]

By:Mike Moll

December 2, 2016

Game on: High school basketball and hockey on WKTV

WKTV is bringing you another exciting season of boys and girls high school basketball, along with the action-packed thrill of high school hockey.

By:WKTV Staff

November 21, 2016

Turkey Bowl ’16: Prep football on your Thanksgiving plate

Again this year, WKTV will offer a day full of high school football coverage focused on teams from the Wyoming and Kentwood communities.

By:K.D. Norris

August 1, 2016

The journey ends as District 9 falls to West 5-3 at the Big League World Series

District 9 battled their way back from the bottom of the bracket at the Big League World Series but fell to West in a back-and-forth game that ended the team’s quest for a championship.

By:Mike DeWitt

July 29, 2016

District 9 tops Southwest to move on in Big League World Series

After staying dormant in a tournament open loss to West, District 9’s offense came alive against Southwest, producing five runs in the first three innings to coast to a 5-1 victory.

By:Mike DeWitt

July 28, 2016

District 9 falls in the first round at the Big League World Series

In their first game of the Big League World Series, the pitching showed up but the offense didn’t follow suit as District 9 fell to West 3-0.

By:Mike DeWitt

July 22, 2016

Wyoming District 9 goes undefeated to earn trip to the Big League World Series

Wyoming District 9 finished the 2016 Central States Regional the way they started it, with a shutout victory over Illinois District 15.

By:Mike Moll

July 20, 2016

Wyoming District 9 to play for Big League Regional Championship and a trip to the World Series

Bennett Norry and southpaw Cade Cintorino combined to throw another gem in a 2-0 win over Indiana District 10 last night. The shutout marked the third straight for District 9 and earned them a spot in the championship.

By:Mike Moll

July 19, 2016

Wyoming District 9 moves on to semis at Big League Baseball Regional

While the 2016 Central States Big League Baseball Regional Tournament may have moved from its usual location of Wyoming’s Pinery Park to DeWitt Field on the campus of Cornerstone University, it showed little effect on the host team from Wyoming District 9.

By:Mike Moll

June 16, 2016

West Michigan offers endless things to do with Dad on Father’s Day

Father’s Day is June 19th — this Sunday! — and the West Michigan Tourist Association has some excellent suggestions for making it the perfect day for any father in your life.

By:West Michigan Tourist Association

April 4, 2016

WKTV readies to air Golden Gloves for the 32nd straight year

Back in 1985, Michigan Golden Gloves Association and WKTV formed a partnership to film the state championship boxing bouts. 2016 marks the 32nd year of the partnership.

By:Mike DeWitt

March 25, 2016

Tri-Unity Christian falters in the fourth at the Breslin Center

Tri-Unity Christian entered the Breslin Center for the 10th time under Coach Mark Keeler looking for another state championship. When the clock hit zero, the dream ended.

By:Mike DeWitt

March 23, 2016

Tri-Unity Christian pushes on to semifinals

With a win in the state quarterfinals, Tri-Unity Christian prepares for its 10th trip to the Breslin Center since 1996.

By:Mike DeWitt

March 22, 2016

South Christian comes up just short, Tri-Unity Christian preparing for quarterfinals

South Christian upended number one ranked, and defending state champion, Detroit Country Day in the semifinals but couldn’t seal the deal the next day. Tri-Unity Christian prepares for the quarterfinals.

By:Mike DeWitt

March 16, 2016

South Christian moves on to State Semifinals, Tri-Unity Christian bows out after historic season

The historic season for Tri-Unity Christian is officially in the books after losing in the state quarterfinals. South Christian will make a trip to the Breslin Center this weekend to play for a state championship.

By:Mike DeWitt

March 15, 2016

Tri-Unity Christian moves on as Godwin Heights is sent packing; Girls prepare for State Quarterfinals

And then there was one. After a heartbreaking overtime loss, Godwin Heights was eliminated from the playoffs in the Regional Semifinal. The loss leaves one area boys team, Tri-Unity Christian, left in the tournament.

By:Mike DeWitt

March 14, 2016

Godwin Heights and Tri-Unity Christian move on to Regionals

Godwin Heights and Tri-Unity Christian added a District Championship to their already successful season on Friday night. Tonight, they both look to make a claim for a regional title.

By:Mike DeWitt

March 11, 2016

South Christian and Tri-Unity Christian crowned as Regional Champions, Boys ready for District Finals

South Christian and Tri-Unity Christian kept their seasons alive with Regional Championship victories. For Tri-Unity Christian, it’s the first time in program history.

By:Mike DeWitt

March 10, 2016

District Finals are set for the boys as the girls look for a Regional title

Three boys teams took the next step forward in achieving a district crown, while five area teams had their season hopes dashed in the semifinals. South Christian and Tri-Unity Christian are looking to keep their season churning along in the Regional Finals tonight in Class B and D, respectively. [Read More]

By:Mike DeWitt

March 9, 2016

Regional Finals set for the Girls, Boys looking to fill out the District Finals

Two area girls teams have advanced to the Regional Finals with close victories. Seven boys teams from Wyoming and Kentwood are looking to set a date to the District Final. [Read More]

By:Mike DeWitt

March 8, 2016

District games offer heart stopping finishes

The boys tipped off the postseason with fireworks in the first round of districts. Heart stopping plays, incredible performances, and down-to-the-wire finishes were the standard. Two area girls teams prepare for their upcoming regional tilt. [Read More]

By:Mike DeWitt

March 7, 2016

After 31 years, Thom Vander Klay and the Wyoming Wolves are still making history

Ten minutes before practice starts and not a voice is heard. The only sounds coming from the Wyoming High School gym are the hard dribbles of basketballs and the sweet sound of the ball touching nylon.

By:Mike DeWitt

March 7, 2016

Girls Wrap Up Districts as Boys Prepare for Postseason

Five Wyoming-Kentwood area girls basketball teams entered the District Finals looking for a championship, two went home with a trophy intact. Tonight marks the first round of districts for the boys as they begin their march to glory. [Read More]

By:Mike DeWitt

March 4, 2016

Five area teams, Four District Finals

It’s a dogfight to get through districts. The bracket is littered with teams familiar with one another; A team’s strengths, weaknesses, game plans, and counters. Tonight, five Wyoming-Kentwood area teams have the opportunity to bring home a District Championship. [Read More]

By:Mike DeWitt

March 3, 2016

Tickets Punched to District Finals

The girls play their District Semi-Final games tonight, and the Wyoming-Kentwood area has a number of teams looking to be one step closer to a District Championship.

By:Mike DeWitt

March 2, 2016

Girls District Semi-Finals set to square off with Eight Wyoming-Kentwood teams in action

The girls play their District Semi-Final games tonight, and the Wyoming-Kentwood area has a number of teams looking to be one step closer to a District Championship.

By:Mike DeWitt

March 1, 2016

Three Area Teams Advance to District Semi-Finals

Girls basketball tipped off the post-season last night with the first round of districts. Three Wyoming-Kentwood area teams advanced to the semi-final round while one had their season come to an end.

By:Mike DeWitt

February 29, 2016

With the regular season over, Girl’s Basketball is readying for Districts

While Leap Day may be able to push March back 24 hours, it can’t stop playoff basketball from starting. March Madness is here, and the girls are getting ready to kick off Districts in a big way.

By:Mike DeWitt

February 3, 2016

Muskegon Luge Track: Designed by an Olympian… Open to Mere Mortals

One of only four luge tracks in the United States, the 850-foot Muskegon Luge Track is shorter in overall length than the Olympic tracks located in New York and Salt Lake City (3740+ feet) but provides an Olympic thrill with the safety of the participant in mind.

By:Victoria Mullen

January 19, 2016

South Christian Golf Coach Posthumously Elected To MIGCA Hall of Fame

Just over fifteen months ago, South Christian girls golf coach, Rod VanDyke was killed while riding his bicycle to work as he so often did. This year, even though Coach VanDyke was two years short of the usual criteria to be elected, the Michigan Interscholastic Golf Coaches Association has announced that the South Christian coach will be posthumously inducted on Friday, May 20, 2016.

By:Mike Moll

January 14, 2016

Meijer State Games of Michigan Award Winners Announced

Since its inception in 2010, the Meijer State Games of Michigan has given athletes the opportunity to compete against each other in summer and winter games emulating the Olympics. Following the completion of the Summer Games, and after receiving nominations from coaches, parents, spectators, and peers, officials with the Meijer State games of Michigan choose participants from the games as Athlete of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

By:Zoe Harmon

December 31, 2015

Our Most Read Stories From 2015

Every year stories are written and consumed by the masses, but here at Wyoming-Kentwood NOW we focus on the hyperlocal. More specifically, we focus on YOU and YOUR community. As we say goodbye to 2015 and get ready to say hello to 2016, let’s take a quick look back at our ten most popular stories from the past year. [Read More]

By:Wyoming-Kentwood NOW

December 29, 2015

Local Soccer Star Lands a ‘Homegrown’ Dream Tryout

Life can have this fascinating way of coming full circle. A way of bringing us back to our roots on pathways that don’t become clear until a glance is taken in the rear-view mirror – which only happens once we’re at a place to truly call home. It is that sense of settlement that makes us feel secure enough to take a look back, and while the vision isn’t completely clear, it’s no longer a muddled mess; it’s an exciting and enthralling chance to see the events of the past lead to an optimistic future. For Jesse Flores, 18, life is shaping a path to venture back to a home he’s never visited. A dream scenario with love and passion at the core, and soccer as the catalyst. [Read More]

By:Mike DeWitt

December 18, 2015

West Catholic Makes it a Three-Peat

Each of the last four years, West Catholic High School has earned the right to play in the Division 5 Championship Game at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. This season, the Falcons were looking for their third straight title. The day of the championship, the team met at West Catholic High School to have breakfast together before loading on the bus. After breakfast, the team, along with many of its fans, attended Mass together at Saint Adalbert’s Church before hoping back on the buses to travel to Ford Field. [Read More]

By:Katelyn Kohane

December 4, 2015

High School Basketball and Hockey on WKTV

WKTV is bringing you another exciting season of Boys and Girls High School Basketball, along with the action packed thrill of High School Hockey! WKTV has got you covered! Check out the December schedule. [Schedule Inside]

By:Kelly Taylor

October 7, 2015

Pinery Park Little League on the Right Track

Pinery Park Little League was in jeopardy of losing its contract with the City of Wyoming and Pinery Park due to a lack of transparent bookkeeping and the loss of nonprofit 501(c)(3) status. Those issues were ironed out over the past two weeks with tremendous progress being made by the League. [Read More]

By:Mike DeWitt

September 4, 2015

Wyoming Pushes Until the End, but Falls to 0-2

After raining all morning – and most of the afternoon – the sun finally broke a few hours before game time and made for a beautiful night to usher in Comstock Park’s home opener against Wyoming. First year Wyoming Head Coach Sam Becker had his home opener spoiled by Byron Center in week one 44-26, but the Wolves showed flashes in their first game, especially from Michael Williams. Williams ran for over 100 yards and a touchdown and also scored on a 90-yard kickoff return. [Read More]

By:Mike DeWitt