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The West Michigan Sports Show

The West Michigan Sports Show
Presented by The Car Center
Brandon Wirth
Brandon Wirth covers all things sports in the West Michigan area! From Big Rapids High School Basketball to Reed City Football! The West Michigan Sports Show dives into games, matchups, season previews & recaps, coaches interviews, conference changes, recruiting, and more!
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Ep 59 - Standings, Signings, and the Standard of Today's Sports

February 24th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 23:52
Brandon Wirth runs through the local sports scoreboard, reveals the CSAA girls' basketball tournament bracket, details the district assignments for boys' basketball, and gives his two-sense on what NLI signing day should mean to athletes.

Ep 58 - Big Time Brackets

February 17th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 21:56
Brandon Wirth breaks down postseason action in wrestling and basketball as well as lays out the newly known CSAA boys tournament bracket.

Ep 57 - The Process of Recruitment w/ Riley Vennix

February 10th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 22:14
Brandon Wirth reviews the week in wrestling and basketball action as well as chats with Big Rapids three-sport star Riley Vennix on his decision to play football at Northwood next fall.

Ep 56 - A Dream Come True w/ Olivia Malloy

February 3rd, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 21:48
Brandon Wirth revisits the week in CSAA winter sports action and chats with current Cardinal track star, Olivia Malloy, on her decision to sign at Ferris State for next fall.

Ep 55 - The Structure of Success w/ Coach Bob Raven

January 27th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 23:52
Brandon Wirth analyzes the past week in CSAA basketball and wrestling, including a chat about program building with Morley Stanwood Girls Varsity Basketball Coach Bob Raven.

Ep 54 - Talking Trash

January 20th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 23:45
Brandon Wirth recaps the full week in West Michigan sports action and dives into athlete trash talk and why fans need to let them do it...to an extent.

Ep 53 - Filling a New Role w/ Cole Haist

January 13th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 22:20
Brandon Wirth breaks down the hectic first week of 2024 action in winter sports, chats with Big Rapids Basketball's Cole Haist on their optimism for this season, and takes a peek into the current basketball district seeds through the first half of the season.

Ep 52 - Back for Another Round

January 6th, 2024 12:00am | Duration: 21:59
Brandon Wirth previews the show heading into 2024, including upgrades and changes coming, and reviews the scores for winter break contests as well as highlights some intriguing games for next week.

Ep 51 - Tackling the Tough Questions

December 30th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:45
Brandon Wirth finishes out the new year with answering five of the toughest questions in consideration of the future of high school sports.

Ep 50 - Holiday Help

December 22nd, 2023 06:00am | Duration: 23:15
Brandon Wirth recaps a full CSAA recap and standings update for various winter sports and ranks his top 5 holiday gift ideas for athletes.

Ep 49 - Pushing a Program Forward w/ Coach Tim Beilfuss

December 16th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:29
Brandon Wirth chats with Reed City Girl's Head Basketball Coach Tim Beilfuss about the development of their roster and reviews the best matchups of the week in the local sports scoreboard review.

Ep 48 - A Frightening Phase of Fandom

December 9th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:57
Brandon Wirth checks in on the opening season action across the local winter sports and discusses why fan interaction with other fans and officials can potentially alter the future of high school sports.

Ep 47 - An Unexpected Reality

December 2nd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:36
Brandon Wirth visits the first week of action on the CSAA scoreboard, goes over upcoming matchups for week two, and talks about three key things for high school athletes to know about college athletics.

Ep 46 - Honing the Hardwood w/ Coach Blake Thomas

November 25th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:04
Brandon Wirth checks in with Big Rapids Basketball coach Blake Thomas about the upcoming season and goes through a brief preview of the opening conference outlook.

Ep 45 - Recalling the Cardinal Celebration w/ Coach Mike Selzer

November 18th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:32
Brandon Wirth chats with Big Rapids Football coach Mike Selzer on their great season and looks at the MHSAA Football brackets for the final two weeks of the season.

Ep 44 - The Money and Mantra of NIL

November 11th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:29
Brandon Wirth recaps the local postseasons in volleyball and cross country as well as breaks down the development of Name, Image, and Likeness in high school.

Ep 43 - A Frantic Football Frenzy

November 4th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:02
Following a pair of wins by Reed City and Big Rapids, the RunDown crew break down the next round for both teams.

Ep 42 - Conference Calibration in Chaos

October 28th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:55
Brandon Wirth reviews the local sports scoreboard, takes a look at the volleyball district brackets, and talks about the future of conference realignments and NIL.

Ep 41 - Soaring the Standings

October 21st, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 21:50
Brandon Wirth breaks down the postseason results in boys' soccer as well as runs through the upcoming postseason slate for volleyball and cross country.

Ep 40 - A Ramble on Recovery

October 14th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:16
Brandon Wirth takes a look at the recent postseason scoreboard and gives his top five affordable recovery tools for athletes.

Ep 39 - Addressing the Stigma

October 7th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:43
Brandon Wirth addresses the mental health stigma in sports as well as recaps the local sports report.

Ep 38 - Back on Track w/ Coach Isaiah Trice

September 30th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 20:45
Brandon Wirth returns and reviews an interview with White Cloud Football Coach Isaiah Trice and recaps a loaded local sports slate ahead.

Ep 37 - Shaking Up the Standings

September 16th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:56
Brandon Wirth recaps a busy week in sports and lists his debatable top 5 list of sporting goods retailers you should shop from this fall.

Ep 36 - Evaluating Expectations w/ Coach Rich Saladin

September 9th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 21:04
Brandon Wirth talks championship expectations and course creation with Reed City Cross Country Head Coach Rich Saladin as well as runs through the local sports scoreboard with notable matchups for the upcoming week.

Ep 35 - The First Full Fall Breakdown w/ Joe Nagy

September 2nd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:10
Brandon Wirth and Joe Nagy bring a full breakdown of week one in the fall sports slate of soccer, football, cross country, and volleyball.

Ep 34 - A New Addition

August 26th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 21:53
Brandon Wirth previews the local sports scoreboard as well as gives a sneak peek into a brand-new football show coming to the Big Rapids Media Network this fall.

Ep 33 - Coming Around the Corner

August 19th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 20:04
Brandon Wirth breaks the news of the area's broadcast team announcement and takes a look at the season's first local sports scoreboard.

Ep 32 - Officially in Trouble

August 12th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:32
Brandon Wirth dives into a traditional talk show format discussing the massive loss of officials and how we can save the longevity of high school athletics.

Ep 31 - Strengths of a Schedule w/ Coach Scott Shankel

August 5th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:03
Brandon Wirth dives into the fall football strengths of schedule, chats with Reed City head coach Scott Shankel about the upcoming season, and previews his top five games to watch out for in 2023.

Ep 30 - Rules Are Rules

July 29th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:40
Brandon Wirth breaks down the biggest, boldest, and sport-specific rules changes for the upcoming sports seasons in high school athletics.

Ep 29 - Pitch Personnel & Preview w/ Coach Justin Fox

July 22nd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:05
Brandon Wirth chats with Big Rapids head soccer coach Justin Fox about the team's outlook for the upcoming season and breaks down the CSAA for teams to watch out for.

Ep 28 - Pondering Participation

July 15th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:20
Brandon Wirth breaks down the statewide and local student enrollment numbers and debates his top five best weather conditions to play sports in.

Ep 27 - Initial Insight for Fall Football w/ Joe Nagy

July 8th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:04
Brandon Wirth and sports correspondent Joe Nagy dive into an initial preview of the CSAA football season for 2023.

Ep 26 - Honoring the All-Staters

July 1st, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:39
Brandon Wirth shouts out the local spring All-State athletes and gives his debatable list of top 5 underrated sports shoe brands.

Ep 25 - Postseason Pedigree w/ Coach Dawn Thompson

June 24th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:02
Brandon Wirth recaps the Big Rapids softball season with head coach Dawn Thompson and recaps the state finals champions in softball, baseball, and soccer.

Ep 24 - Performance & Prominence

June 17th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:25
Brandon Wirth recaps local postseason soccer, baseball, softball and golf action as well as gives his top five list of sports drinks.

Ep 23 - Underrated Underdogs

June 10th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:18
Brandon Wirth breaks down postseason soccer, baseball, softball and track and field action as well as debates his top 5 underrated hobby sports.

Ep 22 - Pushing the Playoff Limits

June 3rd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:27
Brandon Wirth runs through the local sports scoreboard, breaks down notable district tournament brackets in softball, baseball, and soccer, and finishes with a top-5 debate in the best sports postseason playoff formats.

Ep 21 - Siding with Your Strengths w/ Coach Eric Grannis

May 27th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:36
Brandon Wirth chats with Reed City baseball and dominance of pitching with head coach Eric Grannis, and dives into postseason soccer previews as well as the local sports scoreboard.

Ep 20 - An Optimistic Outlook w/ Coach Curt Ray

May 20th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:46
Brandon Wirth talks with Big Rapids girls' soccer coach Curt Ray about their outlook on the postseason and breaks down championship action in the local sports scoreboard.

Ep 19 - Diamond Doctrine w/ Coach J.T. Scarpelli

May 13th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:48
Brandon Wirth chats with BR Baseball coach J.T. Scarpelli, runs down the local sports scoreboard, and gives updates on baseball, softball, and track and field standings entering the final stretch of the regular season.

Ep 18 - How to Be a Better Athlete

May 6th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:47
Brandon Wirth runs down the latest local sports scoreboard as well as breaks down his top three ways you can better yourself as an overall athlete.

Ep 17 - College Competitor to Coaching w/ Coach Weston Rackley

April 29th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:50
Brandon Wirth talks about the competitor to coach journey with Tri-County Track & Field and Cross Country coach Weston Rackley, a review of the local sports scoreboard, and highlighting some area athletes heading to compete in college.

Ep 16 - Draft Day Discrepancy

April 22nd, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 22:26
Brandon Wirth reviews the full local sports scoreboard, names some big events coming up in CSAA sports, and ranks his top 5 quarterbacks in this year's NFL Draft.

Ep 15 - Cultural Construction w/ Coach Justice Long

April 15th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:40
Brandon Wirth chats Coyote Track and Field with new Reed City Head Coach, Justice Long, as well as previews the outdoor season and reviews the local sports scoreboard.

Ep 14 - Managing the Madness

April 8th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 24:01
Brandon Wirth reviews the local sports scoreboard, previews teams to watch in girls' soccer, and breaks down the March Madness tournament as well as potential overrated and underrated teams for next year.

Ep 13 - Ascendence in Aggieland w/ Coach Brad Antcliff

April 1st, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 21:39
Brandon Wirth chats championship success with Beal City baseball coach Brad Antcliff, previews local baseball seasons ahead, and gives his National Champion prediction for the Final Four.

Ep 12 - A Regional Run w/ Coach Jessica Haist

March 25th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 21:14
Brandon Wirth recaps Big Rapids Girl's Basketball with Coach Jessica Haist as well as previews the beginning of Cardinal Girl's Soccer following their season opener.

Ep 11 - Cardinal Puck Précis w/ Josh Baker

March 18th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 23:17
Brandon Wirth recaps Big Rapids Hockey with broadcaster Josh Baker, recaps notable local teams' runs in postseason basketball, and gives his controversial list of Top 5 concession stand foods.

Ep 10 - Meeting on the Mat

March 4th, 2023 12:00am | Duration: 21:06
Brandon Wirth dives into the MHSAA state final wrestling brackets, boys' and girls' basketball postseason previews, and his top five sports movies of all-time

Weather

Local High School Schedule & Scores

CSAA Basketball (Boys)

3/1/24

 District 35 Championship @Manistee

  Ludington @ Reed City - 7:00pm

    -> Game broadcasting on Big Country 100.9

2/28/24

 District 35 Tournament @Manistee

  Hart 42 @ Reed City 57

    -> Game broadcasting on Big Country 100.9

  Manistee 38 @ Ludington 67

 District 36 Tournament @Gladwin

  Chip Hills 38 @ Clare 50

 District 41 Tournament @Fremont

  Newaygo 61 @ Grant 57

 District 74 Tournament @Hesperia

  Ravenna 50 @ White Cloud 53

 

CSAA Basketball (Girls)

2/26/24 - 7:00pm

Tri County @ Montabella

2/27/24 - 7:00pm

 CSAA Tournament

  Grant @ Kent City

  Reed City @ Morley Stanwood

  Chip Hills @ White Cloud

2/29/24 - 7:00pm

Tri County @ White Cloud

 

Big Rapids Ice Hockey (12-12-1)

MHSAA Regional 21: 2/24/24

Big Rapids#4 4 @ E Grand Rapids#1 5 (OT)

CSAA Basketball Standings

CSAA - Boys

  1. Reed City 18-3 (10-0)
  2. White Cloud 16-5 (8-2)
  3. Big Rapids   15-6 (8-2)
  4. Grant   13-6 (8-2)
  5. Newaygo 13-8 (6-4)
  6. Central Montcalm 8-12 (4-6)
  7. Kent City 7-14 (4-6)
  8. Tri County 6-15 (3-7)
  9. Chip Hills 5-16 (3-7)
  10. Morley Stanwood 2-17 (1-9)
  11. Lakeview 5-16 (0-10)

CSAA - Girls

  1. Morley Stanwood 15-3 (8-1)
  2. Grant 13-4 (8-1)
  3. Kent City 15-4 (7-2)
  4. Reed City 11-8 (7-2)
  5. Big Rapids 10-8 (6-3)
  6. Lakeview 10-9 (4-5)
  7. Central Montcalm 8-11 (4-5)
  8. Newaygo 10-9 (3-6)
  9. White Cloud 7-13 (2-8)
  10. Tri County 3-14 (1-8)
  11. Chip Hills 1-18 (0-9)

This Week's Poll

What place will the Lions finish in the NFC North?