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CatchMark Catch-Up highlights West Michigan Conference fall sports (Oct. 2-7, 2023)

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The CatchMark Catch-Up is a weekly recap of highlights from the West Michigan Conference.

It’s Monday, Oct. 9, 2023, and we’re hitting some of the highlights from last week.


Fremont captures outright WMC championship

Fremont’s boys soccer team completed a nearly-worst-to-first rebound from the 2022 season to 2023, as the Packers captured the outright West Michigan Conference title with a 4-0 win at Manistee last Wednesday.

Montague’s 2-1 victory over North Muskegon prevented the Norsemen from sharing the WMC championship with the Packers.

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Fremont defeated Whitehall, 4-1, in a West Michigan Conference boys soccer match Monday, Oct. 2, 2023, in Fremont, Mich. (Photo by Shayla Hardy for CatchMark)

Arturo Romero-Serrano on cusp of netting 100th career goal

With nine goals in two matches last week, Oakridge senior Arturo Romero-Serrano is on the verge of reaching the 100-goal plateau for his career.

He’ll have a chance of reaching the milestone in a Division 3 district opener against Grant at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Russell A. Erickson Stadium.

In this file photo, Oakridge striker Arturo Romero is seen during a West Michigan Conference soccer match against Ravenna Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022, at Russell A. Erickson Stadium in Muskegon, Mich. Romero scored all four goals in Oakridge’s 4-1 win. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)


Fremont enjoys big week with another one ahead

Fremont swept host Whitehall last Tuesday in a WMC Lakes Division match, 25-18, 25-14, 25-20, for a key victory.

Fremont followed that up by winning the 12th annual Lori Vargas Volley Against Violence tournament Saturday at Hesperia. The Packers defeated White Cloud in the finals in a tough match, 25-27, 25-17, 15-12. Fremont totaled 120 digs, 100 kills, and 71 service aces on the day.

This Tuesday, Fremont hosts Ludington in a battle of teams that are still unbeaten in the WMC Lakes Division.

Photo by Courtney Jimison | CatchMark

Oakridge wins Kent City Dig Pink Invitational

Oakridge’s volleyball team captured the championship in the Kent City Dig Pink Invitational on Saturday.

The Eagles went 2-1 in pool play, falling to Grandville Calvin Christian, before they avenged that defeat in the tournament finals by a score of 25-11, 25-20.

Oakridge’s volleyball team won the title in the Kent City Dig Pink Invitational Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, in Kent City, Mich. (Courtesy of Oakridge volleyball)


North Muskegon banks on defense in rainy win at Ravenna

In rainy conditions that made passing nearly impossible, North Muskegon relied on its stingy defense to defeat host Ravenna, 18-7, and stay unbeaten on the season at 7-0.

The Norsemen, ranked No. 4 in Division 7, improved to 4-0 in the WMC Rivers.

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Photo by CJ Bennett for CatchMark

Whitehall continues WMC Lakes dominance

Division 4 top-ranked Whitehall defeated host Ludington on Friday, 48-0, to remain unbeaten on the season. The Vikings have outscored WMC Lakes Division opponents by a combined 166-7 margin. Overall, they’ve outscored all opponents to the tune of 311-63.

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WMC teams compete at Portage Invitational

The Portage Invitational is one of the most well-attended high school cross country meets around.

The West Michigan Conference was well-represented in Saturday’s meet, which featured hundreds of runners.

Hart junior Jessica Jazwinski took first in the girls Division 3 race with a time of 17:30.9. She was the second-fastest runner in the entire invite behind Ann Arbor Pioneer’s Rachel Forsyth (16:49.2).

Jazwinski’s freshman brother, Bobby, took second in the boys Division 3 race with a time of 15:51.4. He finished behind Pewamo-Westphalia senior Collin Farmer (15:40.3).

Hart siblings Jessica and Bobby Jazwinski led their respective girls and boys cross country teams to first-place finishes at the WMC Rivers Division jamboree Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2023, at Ravenna High School in Ravenna, Mich. (Scott DeCamp | CatchMark)

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