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Wrestling successful at home dual meet

Wrestling successful at home dual meet

Nick Twa, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

WHAT HAPPENED/WHAT IT MEANS: The boys wrestling team played in a home duals meet facing Spring Lake, Battle Creek Lakeview, Howell and Reeths-Puffer. It finished the meet with a 3-1 record on the day. This boosts the group’s total record to 7-1 on the season, giving them significant amounts of mom...

Bucs knock off Mona Shores in epic game

Bucs knock off Mona Shores in epic game

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: In a last minute venue change, the Bucs were able to defeat the Sailors of Mona Shores 58-55 in a down to the wire game.   What Happened: Due to a power outage at Grand Haven High School, the game was moved to The Pit, where it once hosted Buccaneer basketball from 1953 to 1997. The P...

Hockey seeking to improve on last year’s postseason finish

Hockey seeking to improve on last year’s postseason finish

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

The boys hockey season is now underway and the team has started off the season with a 2-3 record. Notable returners from last year include seniors Trevor Kalis, Christian Forbes and Kyle Eveland, as well as juniors Cooper Fox and Nate Beers. Their talent and experience combine to allow the Bucs to pl...

Bucs’ offense struggles in season opener loss to Reeths Puffer

Bucs’ offense struggles in season opener loss to Reeths Puffer

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: The Bucs fell to the Rockets of Reeths Puffer on Tuesday night, 54-39.   What Happened: Grand Haven fell behind early to a veteran loaded Reeths Puffer team and were never able to recover. The Bucs were down 12-7 after the first quarter, 21-17 at the half and 39-27 going into the fourth...

New leadership and strong chemistry look to propel swim & dive

New leadership and strong chemistry look to propel swim & dive

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

The boys swim and dive team is back in the water again. This season the team is already hitting some rough waters from setbacks in practice with a broken pump in the pool. However, the team team having to recover and regroup from losing their excellent talent in the last year's seniors bunch. Yet, t...

Seniors reflect on roller coaster tenure with the Bucs football program

Seniors reflect on roller coaster tenure with the Bucs football program

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The 2018 football season has come to an end for every athlete on the team, but for the seniors… it all comes to an end for good.  Which means no more practices, no more inside jokes with the team, no more two-a-days, no more Friday Night Lights.   The class of 2019 had a very different go ar...

Ski team looks to capitalize on added depth this season

Kyle Bush, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

Last year: Junior Mitch Bosgraaf went to states hoping to place and is hoping to go back again this year. The team is strongest in slalom and the main week point of the team was in GS but as the year progressed they started to improve on their times. This year: Top skiers going into the year are junior ...

Volleyball has magical season marked with district title

Volleyball has magical season marked with district title

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

The girls volleyball team finished the season with a record of 35-19-2 and which earned them fifth place in the O-K Red conference, and added a thrilling postseason run, losing to Rockford in the regional finals. “I was happy to have my last time on a volleyball court to be at home,” senior Ol...

Season preview: Wrestling

Season preview: Wrestling

Nick Twa, Reporter

December 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The boys wrestling season kicks off this week and there’s a lot to look forward to in the season. Even though senior leaders from last season such as Daniel Guillen have graduated, there’s still great promise within the squad. Senior Cody Miller along with junior Riley Rhone led the group with state fin...

Calling It Like I See It: Tiger Woods is back

Calling It Like I See It: Tiger Woods is back

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Let me tell you a story. A story about dominance, failure and triumph. A story of an athlete of firsts and athlete of lasts. A story about a true sports legend. Too revealing? Perhaps a more well-known title to this incredible narrative would be better. How about this: The story of Tiger Woo...

Bowling sets high goals for season with two new coaches

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

November 29, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The Grand Haven Buccaneers’ varsity bowling team is going for the kill this season. They have their eyes on the prize as they aspire to win the state competition but will have to face some hardships while doing so. “Learning is our biggest goal,” senior Jonathan Garland said. “We want to wi...