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Gazelle Sports Ranked Top Four

Gazelle Sports Ranked Top Four

Gazelle Sports store in West Michigan has received national recognition from Competitor Magazine for being one of 2012's "50 Best Running Stores in America," placing in the top four.  Gazelle has stores locally in Holland, Kalamazoo, and Kentwood.  This is the seventh year in a row that it has made the list.

Each store that is nominated is put through an evaluation process that includes mystery shopping to assess customer service, credit ratings from vendors, and assessments about local programs and community commitment.

Gazelle Sports Co-Owner Chris Lampen-Crowell says, "We are very proud to be recognized as one of the best running stores in America. It is a tribute to the Gazelle Sports staff. It means that they are living our mission to pursue, encourage and celebrate a healthy lifestyle, and providing the best customer care in the world.

Hope College Homecoming to Feature 50K Bike and 5K Run on October 13th

Hope College Homecoming to Feature 50K Bike and 5K Run on October 13th

HOLLAND – Hope College will feature a 50K recreational bike ride and a chip-timed, competitive 5K run, both open to all ages, on Saturday, Oct. 13, in the morning.

Each event will begin and end at Holland Municipal Stadium, with the run finishing across the 50-yard line.  The two activities have been scheduled in conjunction with the college’s Homecoming Weekend, and registration is open to the general community.

The 50K (31-mile) bike ride will begin at 8 a.m., and will be a recreational ride with participants split into two groups, one anticipated to travel 16-18 miles per hour, and the other 20-plus miles per hour.  The groups will be led by VeloCity Cycles.  Requirements include a helmet.

The run will begin at 9 a.m., and will include a light breakfast, refreshments and a performance t-shirt.  The results will be posted online.

115th Hope College Pull Tug-of-War is Saturday, Sept. 29

115th Hope College Pull Tug-of-War is Saturday, Sept. 29

HOLLAND – The Hope College Pull tug-of-war, a 115-year tradition, will be held on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m. on the banks of the Black River (near U.S. 31 and M-21). The public is invited. Admission is free.

The Pull, first held in 1898, is an annual fall highlight at Hope. In the competition, freshman and sophomore teams, entrenched in shallow pits on opposite sides of the river, attempt to gain the most rope through their strength and stamina.

Each team has 18 students on the rope as “pullers” and another 18 acting as guides and morale boosters, or “moralers.” The freshmen are coached by the junior class while the sophomores are instructed by the seniors. The coaching arrangement also leads to a rivalry between the even-year and odd-year classes.

This year’s Pull will pit members of the Classes of 2015 (sophomores) and 2016 (freshmen) against one another.  The freshman Class of 2015 team won last year’s Pull, which was held on Saturday, Oct. 1.

ZEHS Gearing Up for September 21 Pink Out

ZEHS Gearing Up for September 21 Pink Out

From: http://www.zps.org

The ZEHS Student Senate is joining The American Cancer Society in the fight against breast cancer with a Pink Out day scheduled for September 21. Pink Out T-shirts are available for $10 including at the football game on the 21st. Sale of the shirts will raise funds for the cause.

The group is also teaming up for the local Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk scheduled in Holland (Riverview Park, 6th and College) on October 6. To learn more about this event, click HERE.

Support our students and support a worthy cause. Go Pink!

Dedication for VandePoel-Heeringa Stadium Courts at Hope College Will Be Sept. 22

Dedication for VandePoel-Heeringa Stadium Courts at Hope College Will Be Sept. 22

HOLLAND – The dedication of the new VandePoel-Heeringa Stadium Courts at Hope College on Saturday, Sept. 22, will include a variety of activities to celebrate completion of the Etheridge Tennis Complex and the tennis facility’s role as a resource for campus and community alike.

Events include an open house beginning at 3:30 p.m., a dedication ceremony at 4:30 p.m., and an exhibition featuring former touring tennis professional Todd Martin.

The public is invited to all three of the events.  Admission is free

The 12-court, outdoor Vande Poel-Heeringa Stadium Courts are part of the Etheridge Tennis Complex at the college’s Ekdal J. Buys Athletic Fields, and are located east of Holland Municipal Stadium.  The $2.2 million facility, which also includes elevated seating for spectators, is designed for competition, instruction and casual play alike.

Will your school's football game be suspended due to weather?

Will your school's football game be suspended due to weather?

Tonight's weather is starting to look a bit threatening. Most people know that lightening and thunder will force a game to be suspended, but we thought you might want to know the exact details regarding inclement weather game delays and suspensions.

Here are the official Contest Suspension Guidelines for Inclement Weather as listed on the MHSAA website:

2012 Anchorage Cup

2012 Anchorage Cup

You may see & hear a lot of ship racing activity from Grand Haven to Holland with a gate (and possible alternative finish) at Port Sheldon on Saturday, September 8, due to the 2012 Anchorage Cup. There will be two concurrent races. The first warning signal is scheduled for 11:30am.

For description details, go to www.anchoragecup.com .