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South Christian @ Grand Rapids Christian

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Rivals South Christian and Grand Rapids Christian opened the 2010 season for the 12th straight year.

The Eagles scored the first touchdown of the game on a pass by Matt Grasmeyer to a wide open Jaylen Staten.

The Sailors tried to answer with a pass by Michael Wierenga to Brian Heidmann, who was stripped of the ball.  GR Christian recovered the fumble.

The Eagles capitalized on the turnover with an Andre Davis run to raise the lead to 17-0.

South Christian tried to stay in the game, but Grand Rapids Christian dominated with a 58-20 win.

Wayland bests Grand Rapids Union, 12-6

The Wayland Wildcats traveled to Houseman Field to open the season against Grand Rapids Union.

The scoring started in the first quarter as an errant snap went over Union punter Anthony Estrada's head. He would scoop it up in the end zone but he had no where to go and would be wrapped up for the safety. That put Wayland on top 2-0.

The Wildcats would add ten more to that score as they'd top Union, 12-6.

MDOT closes S-Curve lanes to replace pavement markings

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The Michigan Department of Transportation is closing some lanes of the U.S. 131 S-Curve through downtown Grand Rapids this weekend to replace pavement markers.

MDOT is installing durable markers that will be recessed into the pavement.  The markers are expexted to last five years.

Crews are closing two lanes both north- and southbound to allow workers to replace the markers overnight Friday to Saturday.  the lanes will be closed between Franklin Street and I-196 until 10 a.m. Saturday.

Work will resume on U.S. 131 overnight Saturday to Sunday, though only one lane will be closed in each direction.

Polish Festival moves to the heart of Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Visitors to downtown Grand Rapids can get a taste of Poland this weekend.

The Polish Harvest Festival is underway at Rosa Parks Circle. The weekend long event features Polish food, live music, dancing, cooking demonstrations and a beer tent.

"We started [at Rosa Parks Circle] about 40 years ago and then we moved to the Calder [Plaza], says Polish Heritage Society member Ed Sypniewski. "It's been about 20, 25 years since we've been back to Rosa Parks Circle, and we're just so excited to be back in the heart of Grand Rapids."

Bozo the Clown will be out to entertain the children Saturday. The event warps up with what organizers are calling the world's largest polka jam session Sunday night.

U.S. 131 northbound reopens after crash

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The northbound lanes of U.S. 131 near downtown Grand Rapids have reopened following an accident.

It happened on U.S. 131 between Hall & Franklin streets.

The multi-vehicle crash blocked all three lanes at one point. 

We'll have more information when it becomes available.

Teenager arrested at gunpoint after running from probation officer in Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM)- Deputies say a teenager running from his probation officer led to a gun-point arrest in front of a WZZM 13 News crew Thursday in Grand Rapids.  Investigators say the teenager ran from a meeting with his probation officer at the Kent County Courthouse. 

Deputies and security officers began searching for him in downtown Grand Rapids.  They arrested him at gun-point across the street from the Gerald R. Ford Federal Building, right in front of our news crew.

The teenager may face a probation violation or other charges.

What's Happening: August 27-29

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - You can take in some art or you can celebrate polish heritage. There's several events going on this weekend.

Party in the Parking Lot to Strike Out Cancer is Friday at Park Lanes Bowling Alley in Wyoming. The event goes from 3 - 10 p.m.

Friday is the 27th Van Andel Institute Community for a Cure event. There will be a model car display, bowling, and a drive-in movie. Proceeds benefits cancer research.

The Polish Festival is Saturday at Rosa Parks Circle. Participants can enjoy authentic food, music and beer. The event it's free.

15,000 cars are expected to be at the 28th Street Metro Cruise. Just head over to Woodland Mall, Rogers Plaza and other host sites along 28th Street from Grandville to Cascade. The cruise is Saturday and Sunday.