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CatchMark Catch-Up highlights West Michigan Conference winter sports (Jan. 8-13, 2024)

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

It’s Monday, Jan. 15, 2024, and we’re hitting highlights from last week in 2023-24 WMC winter sports.


Whitehall erupts for 91-54 win over Oakridge

In a battle of boys basketball teams entering with one combined loss, Whitehall got rolling and never slowed down en route to a 91-54 victory over visiting Oakridge on Thursday. Camden Thompson finished with 27 points, 14 rebounds, and three dunks as nearly everybody got into the scoring act for the unbeaten Vikings.

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Montague gets tune-up win over Kent City

Every Montague player cracked the scoring column as the host Wildcats ran away from visiting Kent City, 72-31, in nonleague action last Wednesday.

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Montague defeated Kent City, 72-31, in a nonleague boys basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, in Montague, Mich. (Kara Raeth | CatchMark)


Fremont stays unbeaten in WMC Lakes play

Visiting Fremont pulled away from Whitehall for a 45-28 victory last Wednesday and stayed unbeaten in WMC Lakes Division play.

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Montague’s Jimmy Thommen notches 100th career win

Montague senior Jimmy Thommen reached the 100-win milestone for his career in a dual match against Orchard View last Wednesday.

The 120-pounder enters the week with a 13-3 record on the season.

Montague senior Jimmy Thommen, second from right, poses for a photo with family after he picked up his 100th career victory in a West Michigan Conference wrestling match at Hesperia on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, in Hesperia, Mich. (Courtesy of Chris Aebig)


Orchard View sweeps rival Oakridge

Orchard View’s girls and boys bowling teams swept rival Oakridge last Monday at Northway Lanes.

In the girls competition, Orchard View defeated league-leading and previously unbeaten Oakridge, 28-2. Zariah Burt (139-192–331) and Nazalia Mendiola (138-192–330) led the way for the Cardinals.

On the boys’ side, Orchard View edged Oakridge, 16-14, to improve the Cardinal record to 7-1 and move into first place in the league standings. Leading the way for OV were Ashton Tjapkes (201-224–425), Tristen Beerman (190-166–356), and Keaton TenBrink (200-138–338).

In this file photo, Orchard View’s boys bowling team competes against Oakridge on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, at Northway Lanes in Muskegon, Mich. (Billy Mann | CatchMark)

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