Tennis captain, Julia Bachmann, looks forward to a strong season

Tennis captain, Julia Bachmann, looks forward to a strong season

Spencer Sortman, Reporter
May 5, 2017
Filed under Feature, News, Sports, Top Stories

The swing of a racket, the quick scuffle of feet. Focus and confidence translate to points won. The cliche “practice like you play” is often applicable to top athletes; to senior Julia Bachmann, this phrase means so much more. From the start of practice to its finish, the No. 1 singles player is pu...

Hockey team takes hefty defeat in final home game

Hockey team takes hefty defeat in final home game

Chris Hudson, Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What happened: The Bucs Hockey team took on Grand Rapids Christian Wednesday night in what was an evening the Bucs did not want to remember, a 5-1 loss to close out their 2016-2017 season at home. The team was up against the wall from the beginning with the Eagles having a fast, powerful start to the c...

Girls soccer battles Spring Lake

Jordan Deklyen, Reporter
April 17, 2016
Filed under Sports

What: This Saturday the Grand Haven high school girls varsity soccer team will face their cross town rival, the Spring Lake Lakers. For some of the players, this will be their biggest game of the season. The game will decide not only who is the better team in the tri-cities this year, but will also gi...

Athletes battle more than just physical injuries

Athletes battle more than just physical injuries

Brianna Moynihan, Sports Editor
March 14, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Two athletes missed practice last week. Upon return, one wore a cast. The other, wore no cast. From the outside, nothing appeared wrong, but on the inside, he is fighting a battle with himself just as debilitating as a physical injury. He is suffering from a mental illness. Senior football and...

Senior skier leads team

Jordan Deklyen, Reporter
February 17, 2016
Filed under Feature, Sports, Top Stories

When Ethan Nass joined the ski team for his fourth and final season, he was unaware of the challenges ahead of him. Challenges unlike any he faced in his prior three seasons. He now had new responsibilities that would not only force him to step up as a leader, but to also step up as a veteran skier. ...

Boys swimming sport update

Boys swimming sport update

Luke Blauvelt, Senior Staff Writer
February 12, 2016
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The water is still. Time slows and silence spreads as the swimmers take their positions on the starting blocks. The swimmers each go through their routines as they concentrate and prepare for diving into the water. The starting buzzer goes off. After racing two close relays, the Buccaneers are neck ...

Girls golf season recap

Girls golf season recap

Tyler VandenBrand, reporter
October 16, 2015
Filed under Sports

The girls varsity golf team wrapped up its season last week Thursday at the MHSAA Division 1 Regional tournament. The team finished ninth out of 11 teams, with Sophomore Bekah Schrader leading the way for the Bucs with a 94. Coach Roger Glass said it was tough for all OK-Red teams. “No OK-Red t...

University of Michigan vs. Michigan State game analysis

University of Michigan vs. Michigan State game analysis

Tyler VandenBrand and Sports Section
October 15, 2015
Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

Tyler VandenBrand, senior staff writer 2007 will be a year that Michigan football fans never forget. Just one year after an 11-2 season that concluded with a Rose Bowl loss to USC, the Michigan Wolverines lost their season opener. In a game in which they were heavily favored, Michigan fell to the unrank...

46 years a Buccaneer

46 years a Buccaneer

Luke Blauvelt, Reporter
March 4, 2015
Filed under Sports

Bob Eidson still remembers his first and only season wearing a Buccaneer basketball jersey. Despite being the new kid from Ohio, Eidson was voted as a captain. Later that season, he led the winless team to a victory against Godwin Heights, the No. 2 team in the state. 46 years later, Bob Eidson brings...

Foreign court

Foreign court

Brianna Moynihan, Sports Editor
March 4, 2015
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

A blanket of blue and gold covers the packed home bleachers. The Friday night lights gleam off the helmets as the players take the field. The crude chants of the student section overpower the more innocent and choreographed ones of the cheerleaders. The roar of the crowd and the shot of a cannon as the...

Grand Haven wrestling squad falls in state quarterfinals

Grand Haven wrestling squad falls in state quarterfinals

Brianna Moynihan, Sports Editor
March 2, 2015
Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What happened: The Buccaneer wrestling squad traveled to the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek on Friday, Feb. 27 to compete in the team state finals. The Bucs faced No. 2 seed Anchor Bay in the quarterfinals where they fell 49-12. Senior wrestlers Camden Bertucci, Nick Mulcahy and Chase Vanhoef all put ...

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