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East Kentwood Basketball’s Brent Kimbrel Named High School Athlete of the Week

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Cardboard Bobsleds Raced Down and Even Flew Over Cannonsburg! [Video]

It was a fun day out at Cannonsburg Ski & Ride Area in Belmont on Saturday with Cannonsburg, Labatt and our affiliated station 97.9 WGRD for the fifth annual Cardboard Bobsled Derby!

So many fantastic racers came out and tried to keep their bobsleds together as they raced down the hill.

Some didn't quite make it all the way down, some did get slowly down and some, well, hit record speeds!

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Jenn Bellgraph Photography
Jenn Bellgraph Photography
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Grandville Hockey’s Mitchell Parsons Named High School Athlete of the Week

Mitchell Parsons, who captains eighth-ranked Grandville High School's hockey team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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The Cardboard Bobsled Derby You Can Win

The 5th Annual Cardboard Bobsled Derby is this weekend. Saturday to be exact at Cannonsburg. You could win cash prizes and the weather is supposed to be perfect!

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Rick Martinez/97.9 WGRD
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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Put Off Ice for Rest of Weekend Because of Conditions

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is done for the weekend and its remaining games will be rescheduled because of tenuous ice conditions at Richmond Park.

As of 9 p.m. EST Saturday, it was determined by tournament officials the ice at the Grand Rapids park was no longer in playable condition and Sunday's schedule has been canceled, said Angela Paasche, the tourney's director and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids live events manager.

Forty-five teams had played games Friday and Saturday in the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic. Most of Saturday's games had been completed.

Plans are to announce rescheduling of the remainder of the tournament early next week, Paasche said.

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Retired NHL Star Mike Knuble Talks Pond Hockey [Audio]

Former NHL great Mike Knuble, now retired from hockey and living in Grand Rapids, stopped by "The Jojo Show" on Tuesday to talk about the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 and his early days skating on ponds in the Kentwood area.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Rocks Richmond Park January 23-25 in Grand Rapids [Video]

97.9 GRD Rocks will host the fourth annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic.

More than 40 teams will play on the frozen surface at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids starting Friday night (Jan. 23) and running through Sunday, Jan. 25. Division finals will be the afternoon of Jan. 25.

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Courtesy Cheryl Kukla
Courtesy Cheryl Kukla
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Grandville Bowling’s Josh Kukla Named High School Athlete of the Week

Josh Kukla, who leads Grandville High School boys' bowling squad and is the defending MHSAA Division I singles champion, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Stephen Mcsweeny, ThinkStock
Stephen Mcsweeny, ThinkStock
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2015 Michigan Winter Free Fishing Weekend is February 14-15

Anyone may fish for free in Michigan Feb. 14 and 15 for the state's annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend.

No state fishing license is required.

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As Sledding Gets Banned In More Cities, Grand Rapids Sleds On

While some of us hate the idea of the frigid cold weather that’s hitting us right now, there are others who just revel in it, especially when it comes to outdoor winter activities. And for kids, there’s no greater fun than sledding, but in some cities, overprotective grinches have taken that fun away

Not to worry, Grand Rapids isn't one of them, and GR has some of the greatest sledding in the state. Find out where.

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98.7 WFGR’s Greatest Hits of 2014

It's been a year, hasn't it?

Well, take a look back with some perspective at Greatest Hits 98.7 WFGR's top topics for 2014, our greatest hits.

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Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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