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May 2017 Beer of the Month: Wheezin' The Juice IPA – Grand Armory Brewing

Hey, bud-dy! We’ve got a new bodacious beer of the month and we’re proud to announce that for May 2017

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Starting My Life Changing Journey

Hello, Grand Rapids! I’m Miruka Bailey, the newest addition to the BeerCityHoops crew. Welcome to My Life Changing Journey. I am so excited

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AQ Saints add Marek Laucky (TC-St. Francis) to Class of '21

The Aquinas Saints made the trip to the bay area and announced the signing of Marek Laucky from Traverse City-St.

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Fusion lose home opener to Blazers

The Grand Rapids Fusion finally got to start their home schedule as the Windy City Blazers came to Beer City,

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Grand Rapids Danger update logo for move to NABL

The Grand Rapids Danger announced earlier this month that the team would be moving to the NABL. Adding to the

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Rodriguez and Dekkenga ink up with Cornerstone

Two days after getting a signature from Bellaire’s Gabe Meriweather, the Cornerstone Golden Eagles inked a couple of talented West

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Golden Eagles add Meriweather, Dekkenga and Rodriguez to Class of '21

Coming off their NAIA D-2 runner-up finish, the Cornerstone Golden Eagles are stacking the deck when it comes to adding

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Thomas Gilbert (Ottawa Hills) signs with GRCC

Thomas Gilbert, a 6-foot-6 forward from Ottawa Hills High School, has signed to play basketball at Grand Rapids Community College next

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Quantes Jackson (GR Union) commits to Sinclair CC in Dayton, OH

Grand Rapids Union HS senior guard Quantes Jackson has committed to play at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH. “Q”, as

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Quantes Jackson (GR Union) commits to Sinclair CC in Dayton, OH

Grand Rapids Union HS senior guard Quantes Jackson has committed to play at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, OH. “Q”, as

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Grand Rapids Danger making the move to NABL

The 2016-17 North Central Division champions are leaving the ABA. The Grand Rapids Danger will begin play in the North American Basketball

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April 2017 Beer of the Month: Hopsun from the B.O.B.

On April 17, Brewer John from The B.O.B.’s Brewery will release his summer favorite and our April Beer of the

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Find the road to success and "Ring The Bell" with R2B training

MHSAA Football Champion. Three-year starter at outside linebacker for the University of Toledo. NFL prospect. Finland Maple League veteran. Robert “Scooby” Bell

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GRCC's Jeffrey Drake-Todd named NJCAA 1st Team All-American

(from GRCCRaiders.com) Grand Rapids, MI. — On April 13, the NJCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Committee released its selections for the 2016-2017

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The 3-Point Turn Podcast: Gus Macker in Hobbs, NM

Mike Clampitt from the Hobbs, NM Boys & Girls Club joined GC on the podcast to talk about the upcoming

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Grand Rapids Galaxy join ranks as Beer City USA's first women's semi-pro hoops team

There’s a new basketball team coming to Grand Rapids! Owner/CEO William Kelly is bringing the Grand Rapids Galaxy, the first

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Macker goes Mad with inaugural indoor event at MSA Woodland in GR

Last Saturday, the 2017 Gus Macker All-World Tour opened up with Macker Madness at MSA Woodland in Grand Rapids, MI. It

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The 3-Point Turn: IBA spring 2017 with the Grand Rapids Fusion

Coach Marco Wilkinson joins the podcast again to talk about the Grand Rapids Fusion’s opening to the 2017 spring IBA

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Beer City's then and now go head-to-head in IBA

Two cities. One thought. Beer City, then and now. Nestled on the banks of Lake Michigan sits a midwest American

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D-League Playoffs start tonight as Red Claws and Mad Ants square off

The NBA Development League Playoffs start tonight! While your local Grand Rapids Drive barely missed the playoffs this year after

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Grand Rapids-Kenosha rivalry heats up to start season

The heated rivalry between the Grand Rapids Fusion and the Kenosha Ballers of the Independent Basketball Association is back in full

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Drive end season on four-game win streak

The Grand Rapids Drive (26-24) led from the opening tip as they won their fourth consecutive game, a 94-83 victory to sweep

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Drive win third straight, beat Knicks on the road

The Grand Rapids Drive (25-24) used a 41-point 4th quarter to complete a 108-96 comeback win against the Westchester Knicks (19-30) on

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The 3-Point Turn Podcast: Gus Macker visits the show

Scott McNeal, aka Gus Macker, joined GC on The 3-Point Turn to talk about the upcoming 2017 World Tour and

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Drive clamp down on Red Claws in matinee game

The Grand Rapids Drive (24-24) have responded with two straight wins over division leaders after being eliminated from the NBA

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Happy Birthday Matt Steigenga, Mr. Basketball 1988!

If you see former Michigan State Spartans player and current basketball analyst Matt Steigenga today, wish him a happy 47th birthday! Born

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GRCC takes 6th place at NJCAA men's hoops tournament

The GRCC Raiders fell to the Parkland Cobras 81-70 in the 5th place game at the NJCAA Division II Men’s

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Ramon Harris' buzzer-beater helps Drive stomp out Mad Ants

(GR Drive news release) Ramon Harris scored at the last second of a wild game to give the Grand Rapids

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GR native Devin Booker sets Phoenix Suns scoring record with 70 points in Boston

Devin Booker fired up and scored 70 points as he torched the Phoenix Suns‘ franchise record for points in a 130-120 loss to

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Drive miss playoffs for third straight season after loss to Mad Ants

The Grand Rapids Drive (22-24) will miss the NBA Development League playoffs for the third straight season. On Friday, the

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GRCC RAIDERS MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO LOUISBURG 73-81 IN ELITE EIGHT

Danville, IL – GRCC’s men’s basketball team heads to the consolation bracket following a 73-81 loss to Louisburg College last

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RAIDERS DOWN ESSEX COUNTY 74-72 TO FACE LOUISBURG IN THE QUARTER FINALS

(GRCC News Release) Danville, IL – With a 74-72 win over Essex Country GRCC’s men’s basketball team advances to the

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Drive playoff hopes take hit in loss to Raptors 905

The Grand Rapids Drive (22-23) and their playoff aspirations took a huge hit on Wednesday night in a 112-87 loss

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The 3-Point Turn: Red Out 3-on-3 Tournament

The 3-Point Turn welcomes Jacobb Stever, founder of the Red Out 3-on-3 basketball tournament, from Fremont, MI. After the death his

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March 2017 Beer of the Month: Founders' KBS

It’s March Madness and that means its time for Founders Brewing’s KBS release! Kentucky Breakfast Stout is one of the

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Drive keep slim playoff hopes alive with win over Swarm

The Grand Rapids Drive pulled out a 108-103 victory over the Greensboro Swarm on Saturday night to keep their playoff

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GR Fusion heading into 2017 Spring IBA season

The IBA, the Independent Basketball Association, is returning to Grand Rapids this spring! Starting on March 25, the Grand Rapids

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GRCC Raiders headed to NJCAA Sweet Sixteen next week

After a great season (20-12 overall, 11-7 conference) and a win in the NJCAA Region XII District 9 title game, the

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Jordan Crawford to sign 2-year deal with New Orleans Pelicans

Jordan Crawford, the former Grand Rapids Drive and current New Orleans Pelicans guard, has agreed to a two-year deal with

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Union (Ky.) hands Cornerstone loss in NAIA D-2 National Title game

The Union (Ky.) College Bulldogs (35-3) took home the National Championship trophy over the Cornerstone Golden Eagles (34-4) in a matchup of

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Grace takes home 3rd place in NCCAA Tournament

(GraceTigers.com news release) Ankeny, IA – After both suffering overtime defeats in the semifinals, the University of Valley Forge and

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Cornerstone heads to NAIA Championship with win over Bellevue

The Cornerstone Golden Eagles used a big second half to pull away from the Bellevue Bruins in a 69-57 win in

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Coach Rex Walters ejected as Drive stall in second half, lose 117-111 to Bayhawks

The Grand Rapids Drive built a 20-point advantage in the first quarter but couldn’t sustain the lead in a 117-111 loss to the

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Grace Tigers lose in national semifinals, will play Sunday for 3rd place

(GraceTigers.com news release) Ankeny, IA – A motivated Grace Tigers team took the floor Friday night as they faced Randall

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Grand Rapids Danger will not play in 2017 ABA Playoffs

The Grand Rapids Danger, coming off a 12-5 season and a North Central Division title, will not be playing in

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Drive win big over Bayhawks to end losing streak

The Grand Rapids Drive (21-21) got back in the win column, and to the .500 mark, with a 119-98 win over

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Grace Tigers headed back to NCCAA semifinals

  Grace Tigers News Release: Ankeny, IA – The #1 seeded Grace Tigers downed #8 Moody Bible 98-79 Thursday night

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Cornerstone wins battle of NAIA heavyweights over St. Francis (Ind.)

The Cornerstone Golden Eagles (32-3) moved on to the NAIA D-2 Tournament quarterfinals with a 66-58 win over the St.

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Davenport falls to Tabor (Kan.) in first round of NAIA tournament

It’s now down to one local team in the NAIA D-2 Men’s Basketball Tournament after the Davenport Panthers were upset

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Saints fall, Golden Eagles fly in NAIA D-2 Tournament

The 2017 NAIA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament is underway in Point Lookout, MO. Wednesday, two of the three local

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