Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Duplissis celebrates on the podium with the other placers in the Tulip Invitational. Courtesy of Leah Duplissis.

Tulips and Tumbling: Q&A with Future Spartan Cady Duplissis

Reegan Cook, Reporter February 1, 2024

Cady Duplissis is a senior and recently took first in the Tulip City Gymnastics Invitational. She's been doing gymnastics since she was 3 and strives to be the best she can be.  Which event is your...

Team captain Roman Smith runs past the map of the GHHS cross country course where he ran his first race. I just stuck with it and I grew to love it and its a big part of my life now, Smith said.

Committed to Improvement

Peter Ver Duin, Editor January 30, 2024
Senior Roman Smith's Remarkable Cross Country Career
Coach Doug Thorne explains the plan for practice. The Bucs open their season against Mona Shores High School on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at home.

Boys Swimming & Diving Opens Season Against Mona Shores High School

Ian Burley, Reporter December 13, 2023

The Buccaneer boys Swimming and Diving team kicks off its season against the Mona Shores Sailors with a home meet. The meet will take place on Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. and will be the first of three meets that...

Courtesy of: Josh Walters

Dislocated from Varsity: How One Tennis Player Unconventionally Recovered Faster

Reegan Cook, Reporter December 8, 2023

Hearing the words “You can't play”  from a doctor is one of the worst things to ever happen to an athlete. You have one of two options. Wallow in self-pity, or dust yourself off and make a plan. Junior...

Nate Carson is a personal training coach for football players around the area, and the founder of Momentum Athletic Performance. Carson is welcoming all athletes interested in small group or 1-on-1 training sessions.

Courtesy of Momentum Athletics Performances Instagram page.

A Little Momentum

Taylor Pokorski, Reporter December 7, 2023

Nate Carson has always been at home on the football field. All through his life, he knew exactly what he wanted to do, coach college football. Carson found that making a living off of his dream job’s...

Junior Sam LaDronka and senior Will Vanderstelt are wrestling for the varsity spot in weight class 175. LaDronka ends up taking the varsity spot by beating Vandersilt in overtime 7-5. The Bucs will travel to Plainwell for their season opener  on Dec. 6 at 5 p.m.

Buccaneer Wrestling Opens Season at Plainwell High School

Ian Burley, Reporter December 6, 2023

The Buccaneer boys and girls Wrestling team begins its season with a quad meet on Dec. 6 at 5 p.m. against Plainwell and Hopkins. The Bucs are optimistic about another great season after making it to districts...

Junior Will Korenstra shoots a three pointer while the Bucs are down. The Bucs went on to win this game 69-62 and increase their win streak to 8. The Bucs will host Dearborn at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 1.

Boys Varsity Basketball Prepares for Season Opener Against Dearborn Pioneers

Ian Burley, Reporter November 30, 2023

The varsity boys basketball team plays their first game of the season against the Dearborn Pioneers on Dec. 1 at 7:00 p.m. The Pioneers enter this matchup looking for revenge after their 65-45 loss to...

TRAINING INTENSIFIES: Senior Jocelyn Tollive flying at the Jenison meet on Sept. 28. All swimmers and divers did exceptionally well winning 162-153 but now they must work twice as hard to bring down Grandville on Thursday.

Girls Varsity Swim Team Prepares to Take on Grandville

Taylor Pokorski, Reporter October 4, 2023

Following the highly anticipated Jenison meet, the Girls Varsity Swim and Dive team will compete against Grandville, on Oct. 5 at 6:00 p.m. The meet will be held at Grandville High School, the fourth away...

Coach Aaron Smaka gives pep talk to girls volleyball team. The team will face off against Rockford on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Bucs’ Girls Volleyball Prepares to take on Rockford Rams

Ian Burley, Reporter September 27, 2023

The Rams will visit Grand Haven and face off against the Bucs on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Rockford and Grand Haven enter this match 1-1 in conference play and are fighting for a top spot in the OK RED Standings.  “Rockford...

The rugby team huddles before their match against Grandville. The team had just finished practicing for the game ahead.

Girls rugby falls to Grandville Bulldogs

Annabelle Waterman, Reporter October 15, 2022

What Happened: The Girls Rugby team played Grandville this past Tuesday, Oct. 11. The Buccaneers lost 3-45.    What This Means: The team has a 1-1 record. They’ve only had two official games,...

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