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High school boys soccer is underway

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The 2010-2011 high school sports seasons are beginning this week all across West Michigan.

A large crowd turned out at East Grand Rapids High School Tuesday night to watch the Pioneers' varsity soccer team blank Kenowa Hills, 7-0.

Jamey Cunningham and Tyler Duflo were among the goal scorers for East Grand Rapids.

Meantime, on the northwest side of Grand Rapids, West Catholic entertained Middleville Thornapple Kellogg Tuesday night.  It was a tight game throughout, but Middleville got a second half goal and ended up beating West Catholic, 1-0.


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New Spectrum Health Blodgett addition to open in East Grand Rapids in October

EAST GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- It's gone through five renovations in its 100-year history, but the latest refurbishing of Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital is nearly complete.

Spectrum Health executives took reporters on a walk-through of the revamped facility Thursday.

The new addition to Blodgett will allow every patient to have a private room.  Before, most of the hospital's rooms were shared.

The facility will also have one of the largest surgical recovery areas in the state.

"The new building and all of the resources we have in it will allow us to grow all of our surgical services line," says Jim Wilson, president of Spectrum Health Blodgett.

The hospital also has new state-of-the-art operating rooms that allow for the videotaping of surgeries.

Blodgett executives plan to continue operating as a teaching hospital.

The new East Grand Rapids campus opens in October.


24th annual Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon

From http://www.eastgr.org

The Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon

Saturday September 11, 2010. 7:30am - 12:00pm
John Collins Park on Reeds Lake (650 Lakeside Drive)


The Rhoades McKee Reeds Lake Triathlon is open to the first 1,200 registrants.

The race consists of a .5 mile swim, 17.2 mile bike and a 4.9 mile run.  Last year the race filled with our 1,000 maximum number nearly two weeks prior to the event.  Register early to make sure you do not miss the 24th annual race.