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CatchMark Catch-Up highlights West Michigan Conference winter sports (March 4-9, 2024)

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

It’s Monday, March 11, 2024, and we’re hitting highlights from last week in 2023-24 WMC winter sports.


Fremont wins first district title since 2009

Fremont rallied past Grant, 49-40, Friday at Newaygo for the first girls district basketball championship for the program since 2009. It’s the first time since 1978 that the Packers girls have captured conference and district titles in the same season. Fremont’s 20 wins are the most for the program in a season since the 1978 squad collected 23 victories.

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Ludington girls basketball wins Division 2 district title

Ludington’s girls basketball team played its traditionally strong defense and got just enough offense in Friday night’s Division 2 district championship game at Big Rapids High School. Ludington defeated Reed City, 36-23, and advances to Monday’s regional semifinal.

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Ludington defeated Reed City, 36-23, in a Division 2 girls district basketball final Friday, March 8, 2024, at Big Rapids High School in Big Rapids, Mich. (Courtesy of Sarah Laird)

Holton wins first district title since 2015 in double-OT game

Holton won a 41-39 double-overtime thriller over host Shelby Friday night in a Division 3 girls district basketball final. It’s the first girls district basketball championship for the Red Devils since 2015 and only the second in program history.

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Ludington suffers tough regional finals loss to Kingsford

Ludington’s memorable postseason run ended in a 37-34 defeat to Kingsford in a hard-fought Division 2 boys regional basketball final matchup last Thursday at Gaylord High School. The sparkling career of Orioles senior David Shillinger ended with him finishing with Ludington High School and Mason County boys records for 1,776 points.

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North Muskegon’s perfect season ends on off-balance buzzer-beater in OT

North Muskegon’s boys basketball team posted the first perfect regular season in school history, but the 2023-24 campaign came to a heartbreaking end last Tuesday. An off-balance, buzzer-beating 3-pointer lifted host Pewamo-Westphalia to a 43-40 overtime victory over North Muskegon in the Division 3 regional semifinals.

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Myles Welch joined CatchMark in February 2024 as a CatchMark SportsNet Intern. He would like to become a sports broadcaster or analyst. He currently attends Whitehall High School and will graduate in 2025.

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