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Thiyaga Singamuthu propels Galaxy Cricket Club to Meijer State Games of Michigan T20 Title

By Thomas Franz, cricket media coordinator After needing 20 overs to chase their opponents in two of their first three matches, Galaxy CC wasted no time in chasing Novi’s 156 runs to capture the Meijer State Games of Michigan T20 Tournament championship. Thiyaga Singamuthu, a member of the Royal Challengers Bangalore of the Indian Premiere League, opened with 83 runs and helped achieve an eight-wicket victory for Galaxy. Read the full story here

Meijer State Games of Michigan: Pickleball Tournament Recap

By Kevin Curley, www.tricitiespickleball.com his weekend in Grand Rapids, 252 athletes competed at the MVP Fieldhouse for the chance to become a pickleball champion. With national winners among the crowd, the competition was going to be fierce. What shocked many was the surprising surge of young players. It was during these hot matches, that the vocal crowd excitement made you think you were watching the final pairings from Augusta. Read the full story here

VIDEO: Meijer State Games Wrap Up

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Sisters hit the mark in archery debut at Meijer State Games

By Dean Holzwarth, The Grand Rapids Press Kelli and A.J. Cremins were searching for a sport for their oldest daughter, Michaela, to become involved in. The sport they found isn't a traditional one, but one that become increasingly popular in recent years. Instead of soccer, basketball or softball, Michaela Hobbins, 15, picked archery. Read the full story here

Swimmers in Meijer State Games of Michigan: 'This is pretty fun'

By Jeff Chaney, The Grand Rapids Press When Tamara Steil's swimming and diving career ended at Western Michigan University in 1971, she vowed never to swim again. The 58-year-old Grandville resident instead took up running after college. But after 23 years of running, Steil's bad hamstrings slowed that activity almost to a halt, but she still craved exercise. Read the full story here

Meijer State Games of Michigan: Megan Sharp finds time for volleyball despite busy schedule

By Tom Mitsos, The Grand Rapids Press Despite holding a full-time job at a law firm in Grand Rapids, Megan Sharp always is looking for an opportunity to get out on the beach to play volleyball. “I’ve known (tournament director David Vander Meer) for quite a while and played in quite a few of his tournaments on the lakeshore," Sharp said. Read the full story here

Meijer State Games Of Michigan Wrapping Up

By Chris Poturalski, Fox 17 The Meijer state games are in the books and once again they came off as a huge success. Organizer Eric Engelbarts says the turnout went beyond expectations as more than 6500 athletes participated in this years Olympic style games. Read the full story here

Meijer State Games: Cyclists compete on new course in time trials

By Jonathan Van Zytveld, The Grand Rapids Press Tom Burke won his third state championship at the Michigan State Time Trials hosted by the Meijer State Games of Michigan on Sunday. Burke, who represents Einstein Racing, won the 20-kilometer race in 25 minutes, 28.869 seconds on a course that started at the David D. Hunting YMCA on Lake Michigan Drive and took racers up Wealthy Street to Butterworth Street and then to Walker City Park before returning for the second leg. Read the full story here

VIDEO: Meijer State Games of Michigan: High School Field Hockey Championship

By Jon Shaner, Fox 17 Field hockey became one of the newest entries into the Meijer State Games of Michigan Saturday, with the first high school championship held at Forest Hills Central High School. Six teams from around the state competed in a round-robin tournament, with some of the top teams in Michigan involved. Watch the video here

Calvin College grad brings newly formed high school ultimate team to Meijer State Games

By Tom Mitsos, The Grand Rapids Press Mike Zaagman said he wished there was an ultimate league when he was in high school. While Zaagman didn't get to play in high school, he has put together a team of high schoolers for the sport he has played and loved for the past seven years. Zaagman and his team, the Grand Rapids White Lightning, competed in ultimate -- Frisbee is trademarked so the game simply is called ultimate -- at the Meijer State Games of Michigan on Saturday at Pinewood Middle School. Read the full story here
 
 
 



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