The Greater Muskegon Athletic Association’s Spring Sports Tournaments return this week

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The Oakridge softball team poses for a photo after beating Holton, 12-0 in five innings, for the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association Tier 1 Championship on Saturday in Holton, Michigan. This is the fifth straight GMAA Tier 1 title for the Eagles. (Photo by Kim Pastor)

The Greater Muskegon Athletic Association will hold its annual countywide tournaments for baseball, softball, boys’ golf, girls’ tennis and boys’ and girls’ track and field this week and the competition is expected to translate to a week fun for West Michigan sports fans.

The opening event will be Wednesday’s boys’ golf competition, followed by boys’ and girls’ athletics on Friday, with girls’ baseball, softball and tennis all scheduled for Saturday.

Below is an overview of this week’s GMAA events with locations and start times.

2021 GMAA Men's Golf Tournament

The Mona Shores golf team poses with the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association tournament trophy after running away from competition with a 297 Wednesday, April 28, 2021, at Stonegate Golf Club in Twin Lake, Michigan. Mona Shores shot 297. Junior sailor Owen DeLong was the medalist with a 1 of 73. (Scott DeCamp | MLive.com)(Scott DeCamp | MLive.com)

GOLF BOYS

Date: Wednesday May 4

Location: Stonegate Golf Club

To start up: 9am

Participating schools: Fruitport, Holton, Mona Shores, Montague, Muskegon Catholic Central, North Muskegon, Oakridge, Orchard View, Ravenna, Reeths-Puffer, Western Michigan Christian and Whitehall.

REMARKS: Mona Shores won last year’s tournament with a 297, followed by Reeths-Puffer in second place with a score of 345 and North Muskegon finished third with a 368.

GMAA Boys Athletic Meet at Reeths-Puffer

Reeths-Puffer junior Klay Grant takes the lead with Mona Shores junior Jackson Helmer right behind in the 1600m event during the GMAA boys track and field finals at Reeths-Puffer High School on Friday, April 30, 2021 in Muskegon. (Hope Davison | MLive.com)Hope Davison

ATHLETICS

Date: Friday, May 6

Location: Oakridge High School

Start times: Field events (1 p.m.); Running (4 p.m.)

Participating schools: Fruitport, Holton, Mona Shores, Montague, Muskegon, Muskegon Catholic Central, North Muskegon, Oakridge, Orchard View, Ravenna, Reeths-Puffer, Western Michigan Christian, Whitehall.

REMARKS: The Reeths-Puffer boys’ track and field program won their first GMAA title since 2006 last spring as they scored 132 points to edge Fruitport, the event’s six-time defending champion, who finished with 113 points. . The Whitehall Girls’ Athletics team scored 110 points in total to win the women’s side of the event, edging out Montague, who finished second with 97 points and Mona Shores, who finished with 95 points.

North Muskegon Women's Tennis at 2021 Division 4 State Finals

The North Muskegon women’s tennis team pose for a group photo after finishing tied for third in the Division 4 State Finals Friday, June 4, 2021, in the Kalamazoo area. (Photo by Shawn Liverance)(Photo by Shawn Liverance)

GIRLS TENNIS

Date: Saturday May 7

Pitches: Mona Shores High School, Fruitport Middle School

Start time: 8:20 am

Participating schools: Fruitport, Mona Shores, North Muskegon, Muskegon Catholic Central, Reeths-Puffer, Western Michigan Christian, Whitehall.

Program: The No. 1 and No. 2 singles and doubles matches will be held at Fruitport Middle School; Singles and doubles matches #3 and #4 will be held at Mona Shores High School.

REMARKS: North Muskegon won the GMAA tennis championship for the third time in four seasons last spring by scoring 43 points to hold off Mona Shores and Whitehall, who each had 41 points at the event.

Mona Shores vs. Reeths-Puffer in GMAA Tier 1 Baseball Finals

The Mona Shores baseball team poses for a group photo after the Sailors won the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association‘s Tier 1 Baseball Championship against Reeths-Puffer on Saturday, May 1, 2021, in Norton Shores, Michigan. Mona Shores defeated Reeths-Puffer, 8-1. (Scott DeCamp | MLive.com)(Scott DeCamp | MLive.com)

BASEBALL

Date: Saturday May 7

Pitches: Mona Shores, Reeths-Puffer, Whitehall, Ravenna and Marsh Field

Start time: 9am

Schedules:

LEVEL 1

(Hosted by Mona Shores and Reeths-Puffer)

Teams ranked by seed

1. Mona Shores

2. Reeths-Puffer

3. Montague

4.Fruitport

5. North Muskegon

6.Oak Ridge

Pool 1 at Mona Shores

Game 1: Fruitport vs. North Muskegon, 9 a.m.

Game 2: Mona Shores vs. North Muskegon, 11 a.m.

Game 3: Mona Shores vs. Fruitport, 1 p.m.

Pool 2 in Reeths-Puffer

Game 1: Montague vs. Oakridge, 9 a.m.

Game 2: Reeths-Puffer vs. Oakridge, 11 a.m.

Game 3: Reeths-Puffer vs. Montague, 1 p.m.

LEVEL 2

(Hosted by Whitehall and Ravenna)

Teams ranked by seed

1.Whitehall

2. Ravenna

3. Muskegon Catholic Center

4. West Michigan Christian

5.Holton

6. View of the orchard

7. Muskegon

Pool 1 in Whitehall

Game 1: Whitehall vs. Muskegon, 10 a.m.

Game 2: Western Michigan Christian vs. Holton, 12 p.m.

Game 3: Game 1 vs. Game 2 winners, 2 p.m.

Pool 2 in Ravenna

Game 1: Muskegon Catholic Central vs. Orchard View, 10 a.m.

Game 2: Ravenna vs. Orchard View, 12 p.m.

Game 3: Ravenna vs. Muskegon Catholic Central, 2 p.m.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES

(At Marsh Field)

Tier 1 Championship: 4 p.m.

Tier 2 Championship: 6 p.m.

REMARKS: Mona Shores defeated Reeths-Puffer 8-1 in the Tier 1 title game last spring to win her third straight GMAA title and ninth in 10 seasons. Montague defeated Muskegon Catholic Central 3-2 in the GMAA Tier 2 Championship Game, while Ravenna routed Holton in the GMAA Tier 3 Title Game 14-2 in five sets.

Oakridge Softball Team Wins 2021 GMAA Tier 1 Title

The Oakridge softball team poses for a photo after beating Holton, 12-0 in five innings, for the Greater Muskegon Athletic Association Tier 1 Championship on Saturday in Holton, Michigan. This is the fifth straight GMAA Tier 1 title for the Eagles. (Photo by Kim Pastor)

SOFTBALL

Date: Saturday May 7

Pitches: Reeths-Puffer, Fruitport, North Muskegon

Start time: 9am

Schedules:

LEVEL 1

(Hosted by Reeths-Puffer)

Teams ranked by seed

1.Oak Ridge

2. Ravenna

3. Reeths-Puffer

4.Holton

5. Mona Shores

6. White Hall

Pool 1 on land 1

Game 1: Holton vs. Mona Shores, 9 a.m.

Game 2: Oakridge vs. Mona Shores, 11 a.m.

Game 3: Oakridge vs. Holton, 1 p.m.

Pool 2 on the ground 2

Game 1: Reeths-Puffer vs. Whitehall, 9 a.m.

Game 2: Ravenna vs. Whitehall, 11 a.m.

Game 3: Ravenna vs. Reeths-Puffer, 1 p.m.

Championship game: 3 p.m.

LEVEL 2

(Hosted by Fruitport and North Muskegon)

Teams ranked by seed

1.Fruitport

2. North Muskegon

3. Montague

4. View of the orchard

5. Muskegon

Pool 1 at Fruitport

Game 1: Orchard View vs. Muskegon, 11 a.m.

Game 2: Fruitport winner vs. Orchard View/Muskegon, 1 p.m.

Pool 2 at North Muskegon

Game 1: North Muskegon vs. Montague, 1 p.m.

Game 2: North Muskegon/Montague loser vs. Orchard View loser vs. Muskegon, 3 p.m.

Championship game: 3 p.m. at Fruitport High School

REMARKS: Oakridge won its fifth consecutive GMAA Championship last spring with a 12-0 victory over Reeths-Puffer in the Tier 1 title match. Montague beat Whitehall 2-1 in the Tier 2 Championship match, while North Muskegon defeated Christian Co-op team Orchard View/Western Michigan 13-10 in the Tier 3 title match.

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