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Man hit on Seaway Drive in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM)- Muskegon Police say a 60-year old man was hit Friday morning while walking on Seaway Drive.  It happened around 1:30 a.m. near Hackley Avenue.

The man was injured and taken to a Grand Rapids hospital for treatment.  His condition is unknown.

Muskegon Police are investigating.  Captain Mark Lewis says it is unknown if alcohol was a factor in this event, either for the motorist or the pedestrian.

 

Wind & rough water force Ludington & Muskegon ferries to cancel service

MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP/WZZM) -- Services on West Michigan's two ferries to Wisconsin are cancelled Friday because of strong winds and high waves on Lake Michigan.

The Lake Express Ferry, which runs between Muskegon and Milwaukee, cancelled all of its cross-lake trips for Friday because of lake conditions.

Operators of the Lake Express are offering to reschedule trips for passengers with Friday reservations, or refunds.

The company that owns the S.S. Badger out of Ludington says the car ferry won't be sailing due to conditions on the lake.

The Badger runs between Ludington and Manitowoc, Wisconsin but our partner the Ludington Daily News is reporting, the Badger's schedule for today have been halted. 

Officials say the "Badger was designed for severe weather conditions on the Great Lakes," but "today's sailing was canceled because of our concern for passenger comfort and safety."

What's Happening: Weekend of 9/3 thru 9/6

(WZZM)- The start of the college football season may provide entertainment for some this Labor Day weekend. For others, there are lots of entertainment events taking place around West Michigan to choose from. We're highlighting some of them here.

In Muskegon, the Breakwater Festival is celebrating the last few days of summer. Pere Marquette Beach plays host to the event which includes beverage tents, live music, a motorcycle run, and a scholarship pageant.

Also in Muskegon this weekend is the Shoreline Spectacular. A parade, car show, arts and crafts fair, frisbee dog competition, pancake breakfast, and live music are just a few of the highlights of the event taking place on Western Avenue.

Muskegon Catholic Central 19 Hopkins 18

MUSKEGON (WZZM) -- Hopkins faced an 0-2 start to the season Thursday, as the Vikings traveled to Muskegon to play the defending champion Crusaders of Muskegon Catholic Central.  It was our Viewer's Choice Game of the Week and it was a close one.

Hopkins was up 12 - 6 in the third quarter when Mitchell Pavlak took the handoff and ran 46 yards to score.  Hopkins was up 18 - 6.

The Crusaders answered with a big run by Damon Armstrong.  He took the ball 43 yards to shorten the Vikings lead to 18 - 2.

In the fourth quarter Jacob Budde went for the extra point to put MCC up 19 - 18.  Hopkins had a chance to win it on a field goal but Brandon Kipen's kick was blocked by Jason Ribecky. 

Muskegon Catholic won with a final score of 19 - 18.

13 On Your Sidelines MVP - Week 1 - Willie Snead IV

(WZZM) The winner of the 13 On Your Sidelines MVP award for week one is Muskegon Heights Quarterback Willie Snead, IV.

The senior combined for 383 total yards and 3 touchdowns in the Tigers 24-14 win over Oakridge.

Congratulations to Willie Snead IV, the 13 On Your Sidelines MVP for week one.

Chippewa Hills has little trouble in win over Holton

HOLTON (WZZM) -- Chippewa Hills made the long trip to Muskegon County worth their while, with a big win over Holton.

Warrior QB Eric Tarbell connected with Damon Shaw for one of many Chippewa Hills scores. In the end, the Warriors shut out the Red Devils, 41-0.

Thanks to our "Hot Shot", Holton student Haley Terpenning, for providing the highlights.

North Muskegon @ Montague

MONTAGUE (WZZM) -- Western Michigan Conference play kicked off Thursday with four games, including defending league champion Montague hosting North Muskegon.

Montague holds the longest current win streak in the state.

However, it was the Norsemen who scored first when John Waller took a pitch and ran 20 yards to the endzone.  North Muskegon failed on the point after attempt.

Then in the fourth quarter, Montague's Travis Cockerill took the ball to the goal line and fumbled.  Fortunately for Montague, Brandon Moore recovered for the touchdown.

The Norsemen moved ahead on a touchdown. Then, with 30 seconds left in regulation, Montague's Cockerill found Steven Murdoch in the end zone to tie the game.

With the extra point, Montague escaped with a 14 to 13 win over North Muskegon.