- By: Peter Wallner


GRAND RAPIDS, MI – The U.S. Open concluded Wednesday, and local table tennis organizers already have ideas in place ahead of the tournament’s next stop here in 2014.


The five-day event at DeVos Place attracted 611 participants in 67 categories on 90 tables, numbers slightly below the event’s first visit to Grand Rapids in 2010 and attributed to the absence of some top players in anticipation of the Summer Olympics later this month in London.


The Holland Sentinel - By: Alan Babbitt


Kentwood — A record 5,600 athletes, several former Olympians and a few Mr. and Miss Basketballs rung in the third annual Meijer State Games of Michigan on Friday.


The Games are great for West Michigan, 1988 Mr. Basketball from Grand Rapids South Christian and former Michigan State University player Matt Steigenga said.