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Jay Bushen

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Year in Review: Top sports #2

With one swing of the bat, the Grand Valley State University baseball team made a resounding statement that led to an outright conference championship.

Year in Review: Top Sports #3

Kaitlyn Wolters and the Grand Valley State volleyball team found a way to bring their recent momentum and home-court advantage to the NCAA Division II quarterfinals.

Year in Review: Top sports #2

In less than 10 seconds, the Grand Valley State women’s cross country team cemented its standing as an NCAA Division II dynasty.

Dance team leaves Daytona with trophy

Determination paid dividends for the Laker Dance Team during its trip to Daytona, Fla.

QB Williams crisp in GVSU spring game

Hopes are high for the flowing-haired frontrunner at quarterback. Fans saw why on Saturday.

GVSU strands 35 runners in four-game split

To Grand Valley State skipper Jamie Detillion, one stat stands out from the weekend series at Wayne State: LOB.

GVSU lacrosse club shines in 4-0 weekend

With a two-goal lead in the second half of an increasingly physical game against Marquette University, Grand Valley State women's club lacrosse coach Dan Teskey needed to kill three birds with one stone.

GVSU's Tarter captures elusive win

When Grand Valley State pitcher Tim Tarter left the dugout to celebrate a seemingly routine victory with his teammates, he wasn’t expecting a Gatorade shower.

GVSU takes two of three in Allendale

For starting pitcher Zach Anderson, it takes a well-worked routine to endure the elements of northern baseball.

Zak, Lakers split four-game series at ODU

Grand Valley State second baseman Kevin Zak came into the series at Ohio Dominican with a .500 batting average and a plan: keep it simple at the plate and wait for the right pitch.

Lakers finish fourth at SVSU Spring Invite

For first-year coach Gary Bissell and the Grand Valley State golf team, a fourth-place finish at Saginaw Valley State’s Spring Invitational isn’t good enough.

GVSU baseball splits series in Music City

The Grand Valley State baseball team was three outs away from a momentum-building sweep.

Two NFL scouts attend GVSU pro day

In 2013, there was a buzz inside the Kelly Family Sports Center when 23 NFL scouts saw Charles Johnson, Tim Lelito and 16 other hopefuls up close at Grand Valley State’s pro day.

GVSU shows flair for dramatic in Florida

For the Grand Valley State baseball team, the annual trip to Florida is about reps in 80 degree weather -- not wins and losses.

By the numbers: Sabin's career at GVSU

The Grand Valley State men's basketball team won't just be fighting for the final GLIAC Tournament seed when it travels to take on Ferris State inside Jim Wink Arena on Thursday night.

The Louies: GVSU's athletes of the year

Setting an Oscar up on the mantel may be prestigious for some, but taking home a Louie – our freshly coined knockoff constructed from papier-mâchéd Lanthorns – that really means something. Or nothing.

Ryskamp, Hayes lead Lakers to pivotal win

With a healthy A.J. Hayes in the lineup, the Grand Valley State men’s basketball team has its swagger back.

Sabin lifts GVSU past No. 24 SVSU

For the Grand Valley State basketball program, it wasn’t enough to stun rival Saginaw Valley State with a late jump shot and an important, late-season victory on the road.

Column: Mount Rushmore of GVSU sports

Longtime Lanthorn writers take their sweet time to debate who makes the four-person list.

Carbajal, Lakers keep tournament hopes alive

Offensively, there was plenty of love to go around for a handful of Grand Valley State men’s basketball players on Valentine’s Day.