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Unity Christian High School in Hudsonville, Mich., and Western Michigan Christian High School in Muskegon, Mich., both brought home the state title in soccer in their respective divisions.

For Unity Christian, the Division 2 championship was a first. Coach Randy Heethuis said the team’s cohesion helped them through a 25-0-1 season. He said players exhibited a “Christ-like attitude on the field. They went about it the right way.”

The boys’ success followed that of the girls’ team, which took the state championship in Spring 2007 for the third consecutive year.

In Muskegon the Western Michigan High soccer team won the Division 4 championship after letting it slip through their fingers last year.

“As seniors, they knew they would never be able to come back. After last year’s defeat, they were hungry and focused,” said coach David Hulings.

The team had a near-perfect season of 22-1. School official Fred VandenBrand said this is Western’s fifth state championship in 11 trips to the finals.

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