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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: Holland High School Girls’ Swimming’s Taylor Garcia

Holland High School girls' swimming and diving's Taylor Garcia, who captured two MHSAA Lower Peninsula Division 2 girls' swimming and diving individual state titles last week, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week honoree.

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2014 Michigan High School Football Semifinals Schedule

A strong showing in the state quarterfinals by West Michigan high school footballs teams over the weekend has left many in the running for a state championship.

View the complete schedule for the Michigan high school football state semifinals.

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Meijer- 97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week: Fruitport High Football’s Levi Six

Fruitport High School 10th Grader Levi Six has earned all conference and all area honors along with  being top in the state in tackles after the regular season. Levi Six is this weeks Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Drunk Teacher Pees His Pants, Assaults Student, Gets Arrested [Video]

We all have those days when we would rather drink instead of going to work; however, most of us have the common sense to choose one or the other. Yet, a high school teacher from Southington High School in Southington, Connecticut decided differently.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Utah High School Football Team Blows Game In Worst Way Possible (Video)

In this high school playoff game in Utah between Spanish Fork and Maple Mountain, Spanish Fork had the ball and a 14-11 lead with 3.7 seconds to play. Game over? Not even close.

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MHSAA Announces Football Playoff Pairings

The pairings were announced Sunday for the 2014 Michigan High School Athletic Association football playoffs.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: High School Student Fights Back Against Bullying with Positivity, Gets In Trouble [Video]

Caitlin Prater-Haacke, a high school student in Airdrie, Alberta, was bullied a few weeks ago on Facebook.

Someone posted on her page telling her to die. Pretty brutal.

But instead of responding in a negative way, Caitlin did just the opposite.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Strangest Extra Point You’ll See Today [Video]

As if it was not bad enough that your high school football team is already down 37-0, this just added insult to injury.

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High School Student Wants to Use a Photo With His Cat For His Yearbook Photo

Draven Rodriguez (his name alone is crazy rebellious) wants to fight the system.  He can't bring himself to be kept under the heel of an oppressive system that wants to crush the life and soul out of him.

He thinks the high school yearbook photos suck.

Just as we all do.

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Nominate Someone for Honors as Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week

Meijer and 97.9 WGRD are saluting greater Grand Rapids' and West Michigan's outstanding student-athletes and their achievements by feting them as Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week during the 2014-2015 academic year.

However, we need your help to help us identify these outstanding student-athletes.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Injured Security Guard Fired After Stopping Student On Stabbing Spree [Video]

In April, 70-year-old security guard John Resetar was stabbed while breaking up a fight in the halls of Franklin Regional Senior High School near Pittsburgh.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: High School Student Claims She Was Suspended for Saying ‘Bless You’ [Video]

When someone sneezes, it's pretty much common courtesy to say "bless you,"

Right? WRONG!

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