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Reeths-Puffer wins defensive struggle

MUSKEGON TWP (WZZM) --  The Reeths-Puffer Rockets are closer to their first playoff berth since 1999, after a win over East Kentwood.

With the Rockets leading 14-0, Michael Ivy's touchdown run brought the Falcons to within 7.

But the Rockets defense held from there. Reeths-Puffer is now 3-1.

MCC back on track after win over Musk Hts.

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS (WZZM) -- After two straight losses, Muskegon Catholic Central appears to have righted the ship.

The Crusaders dominated from the beginning against Muskegon Heights, rolling to a 59-16 victory.

Both teams are now 2-2.

Mona Shores holds off Bucs in shootout

NORTON SHORES (WZZM) -- Mona Shores is now 4-0 for the first time since 1980, after a wild win over Grand Haven.

Grand Haven's Karl Johnson through an 82-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Maquire to tie the score at 7.

The Sailors' Hunter Broersma had a big game. He scored on a 40-yard pass from Tyree Jackson, and then scored on a 3-yard touchdown run to put Mona Shores up 21-7.

Mona Shores faces Muskegon next week.

Oakridge shuts down Norsemen

NORTH MUSKEGON (WZZM) -- Oakridge cemented its place as a West Michigan Conference powerhouse with a dominating performance against North Muskegon.

Dom Greenwalt's 60-yard punt return broke a 14-7 game open, and the Eagles cruised to a 43-7 win.

Oakridge has not been challenged in winning its first four games. North Muskegon is now 3-1.

Lowell knocks off Muskegon, 31-20

LOWELL (WZZM) -- The Lowell Red Arrows did what many people thought no one could do: Beat Muskegon.

The Arrows scored on their first three possessions and were really never threatened on the way to a 31-20 victory.

The win moves Lowell to 4-0. Muskegon falls to 3-1.

Floral art on display in Fruitport

FRUITPORT, Mich. (WZZM) - A unique annual floral event starts Friday night in Muskegon County.

The Nature's Creative Edge outdoor floral art exhibit is kind of like ArtPrize in the woods. The event brings the Midwest's best and most creative floral arrangers to the area to come up with original masterpieces among nature.

Artists have been in the area all week, participating in workshops and collaborating on some very interesting works, made mostly of plants, flowers, and other materials from nature.

Nature's Creative Edge is in Fruitport at the corner of Sternberg and Hilton Park roads.
It costs 15-dollars and the money goes to a scholarship fund for students who want to become professional florists.

It runs until 9:00pm Friday night, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm Saturday and 4:00pm to 7:00pm on Sunday.

Muskegon Silent Observer now taking tips by text

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) -- There's a new way to fight crime on the lakeshore. Muskegon County Silent Observer is now accepting tips via text message.

An awareness campaign started Friday morning. The new Lakeshore Crime Stopper and Silent Observer text and tip lines are being operated by the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce.

It's easy, just text MKGTIP and your message to 274637. Tipsters receive codes used to claim cash rewards following convictions on solved crimes.

"Once you send that text you will get an automatic reply and it explains that if you do not want to participate in any two way communication, you just text the word stop," explained Lt. James Christiansen of the Muskegon County Sheriff's Office.