Articles Posted in the " Sports " Category

  • GRCC women top Calvin JV 65-51, win first game of season

    By John Rothwell – Collegiate Staff The Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team won its first game of the season defeating Calvin College’s junior varsity 65-51 on Monday at the Ford Fieldhouse. GRCC started out the game strong. A swarming defense, good passing, and rebounding allowed them to grab an early double-digit lead and end the […]


  • DeMarkus Stuckey scores 30 in men’s 84-72 season opening win

    By Max De Leeuw – Collegiate Staff The Grand Rapids Community College men’s basketball team won its season opener against the visiting Mid Michigan Community College Lakers 84-72 on Wednesday. “We started off really well,” Raider Head Coach TJ Carnegie said. “We got out to a big lead. We extended it a little bit to […]


  • Brady Bustrum named honorary captain on Pediatric Cancer Awareness Night

    By John Rothwell – Collegiate Staff The Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team hosted a pediatric cancer awareness night, along with a special guest, Brady Bustrum, at its last home match of the season. The 5-year-old Rockford native was GRCC’s team captain for the evening. Brady has thalamic lymphoma and has been undergoing chemotherapy every […]


  • First Cross Country season finishes on runners’ high

    By Zachary Watkins - Sports Editor The Grand Rapids Community College men’s and women’s cross country team had its best finishes of the season, both placing eighth place at the National Junior College Athletic Association Regional Championship at Grand Woods Park, Michigan. The men tallied 226 points, and finished above Alpena Community College (232), Oakland […]


  • GRCC women’s basketball falls 81-65 in season opener

    By John Rothwell – Collegiate Staff The Grand Rapids Community College women’s basketball team fell in its season opener 81-65 to visiting Mid Michigan Community College on Wednesday. GRCC started the game strong offensively, shooting 59 percent in the first half, but slow and mediocre defensive play had them down by 11 points at half […]


  • Raiders advance to NJCAA National Tournament

    By John Rothwell - Collegiate Staff Toledo, Ohio- The Grand Rapids Community College volleyball team advanced to the National Junior College Athletic Association National Division II Tournament after defeating Muskegon Community College 3-0 (25-22, 25-14, 25-17) to win its NJCAA district tournament. GRCC’s final opponent was not set until late Sunday morning when Muskegon Community […]


  • Drive bring pro basketball to Grand Rapids area

    By Zachary Watkins – Sports Editor Grand Rapids’ NBA Developmental League affiliate, the Grand Rapids Drive, inaugural season tips off on Nov. 15, after playing in Springfield, Massachusetts last season. The Piston affiliate’s home games will be played at the Delta Plex in Walker. A big reason that Grand Rapids was chosen as the new location […]


  • Golfer Zach Bialik boasts personal cheering section

    By Max De Leeuw – Collegiate Staff When sophomore Zach Bialik plays golf, his family is never far away. Whether in Ada, Michigan or Scottsboro, Alabama, this member of the Raider golf team is accompanied and cheered on by a miniature crowd, usually including his parents and both sets of grandparents. “They haven’t missed a match […]


  • GRCC volleyball team brings home seven individual awards

    By John Rothwell – Collegiate Staff The Michigan Community College Athletic Association released their end of the season volleyball awards and Grand Rapids Community College was well represented, with six players capturing awards. Three Raiders, Shelby Ruffner, Abbie Gortsema, and Rosalyn Wyse were named MCCAA first-team all-conference.  Ruffner and Gortsema were also named all region. […]


  • Exercise Science club provides hands-on experience

    By Zachary Watkins – Sports Editor The Exercise Science program has signed a two-year articulation agreement with Grand Valley State University, meaning that a student may attend GRCC for two years and transfer to GVSU without losing time or money. Assistant exercise science professor Laura Kennett thought a student club would help students during the process. “A […]