The Bucs' Blade

Senior Kaelyn Stafford reflects on time lost on the field

Senior Kaelyn Stafford reflects on time lost on the field

Camille Berko, Reporter

May 14, 2020

For one group of students, the coronavirus outbreak has hit harder than most. Senior athletes looking forward to their final season wearing Buccaneer colors won’t get the chance to finish this chapter of life on their own terms now. Although their story continues, an abrupt end to an important ch...

Girls tennis canceled due to COVID-19

Senior Samantha Korecki serves the ball while preparing for her match.

Addy Wachter, Photo Editor

May 5, 2020

Some people saw it coming and others didn’t. But whether they saw it coming or not, it all comes down to the fact that almost everyone was disappointed, sad, or upset when they heard the news the MHSAA was cancelling all spring sports, including tennis. Senior Samantha Korecki was one of the people...

Track & field seniors plan for what’s next, reflect on missed season

Senior Carter Larned leads a pack of buccaneer runners in a cross country meet. This year, he would've been a team captain on the boys track team.

Grant Engelsman, Reporter

April 29, 2020

Six weeks ago, all student athletes were told by MHSAA that spring sports were officially canceled. This affected so many student athletes from all sports. One of the sports affected was boys and girls track and field.  Grand Haven’s senior captains, Carter Larned and Maddie Nunn each had thei...

“There isn’t anything I’d give for just one more practice”

From left to right: now seniors Connor Worthington, Alex Kapala, Tyler Harp, Caleb King and Owen Krizan pose with the District Champions trophy they won in 2019.

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

April 28, 2020

When baseball seniors Alex Kapala and Owen Krizan walked off the field last year they never imagined it’d be their last. The news of their season ending so abruptly hit them both pretty hard.  “I was in shock,” Krizan said. “It was definitely hard to understand everything and put it all toge...

Boys swim seniors grateful for support, time spent in sport

Senior Jack Timmer canot help but beam as the boys swim senior night ends; he is thankful for this season.

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

April 25, 2020

Senior swim captains Carter Brown and Jack Timmer walked down the student-filled hallway, ready to head to states. The Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) prohibited all spectators attending, so the circumstances were already a bit different. After they reconvened from the send-of...

Basketball seniors Will McWatters and Jalen Greene reflect on their seasons during COVID-19 outbreak

Senior Will McWatters is pictured on the far left with his teammates after the team defeated Spring Lake in the

Nick Twa, Business Manager

April 20, 2020

There is one certain thing that has come along with all of the uncertainty pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak, and that is plans ending or changing.  One of those plans is the boys basketball playoffs. For senior Will McWatters, having his senior season ending in the blink of an eye made him...

Powerlifting club wraps up season at state meet

Powerlifting club wraps up season at state meet

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

March 12, 2020

The JV and varsity powerlifting clubs recently traveled to North Branch High School to compete at the powerlifting state meet. “It went pretty well,” senior Allison Gardner said. ”Overall, like placing wise, I think we were all satisfied with how we did. I know I gave what I could.” Varsi...

Natalie’s natural knack

Natalie Bremmer poses in the GHHS weight room infront of her bench and squat station. She sets up in the same spot almost everyday that she lifts and has a set routine that she follows.

Camille Berko, Reporter

March 9, 2020

The heavy scent of perspiration lingers in the air.  The clang of weights and machines as they smash back to resting position rings through the room and out into the hall vibrating the space.  The Grand Haven High School weight room is flooded with students day after day. Some are champion lifters or experienced athletes, some are first-tim...

Bucs ski team takes fifth at state finals

Mulligan's Hollow serves as the training grounds for the Grand Haven ski team.

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

March 2, 2020

The boys ski team along with a few individual qualifiers from the girls team traveled to Boyne Highlands last week for the ski state finals.  “This is the best result in many, many years,” coach Anna Braymer said. “The last time the boys team qualified for state finals was 2009 with a 7th plac...

Girls basketball beats Zeeland West

Girls basketball beats Zeeland West

Grace Montgomery and Macayla Cramer

February 29, 2020

WHAT HAPPENED: The girls basketball team beat Zeeland West in a non-conference game on Friday, Feb. 28. They came out strong with a 7-0 lead over the Dux in the first quarter. The Bucs were outscored in the 2nd quarter 18-9 and were down by two at half. A strong defensive effort held Zeeland to zero ...

Girls Basketball lose to Caledonia on senior night

After receiving her flower, senior Morgan Goss smiles while hugging Coach K on senior night.

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

February 24, 2020

WHAT HAPPENED:  On Friday the girls basketball team played Caledonia at home, for their final game on their home court this season. For seniors, this is signalling the end of their high school basketball career. High on emotions and adrenaline, the lady bucs struggled to score during the first half...