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Junior Carson Thomas prepares to throw his frisbee at Disc Golf Club.

Disc Golf Club on par to stick around for years to come

Sarah Mayer, News Editor May 1, 2022

As warmer temperatures approach and going outside becomes a little more bearable, the Disc Golf Club is providing a new opportunity for beginner frisbee enthusiasts and pros alike.  The club began...

Swimmers line up before diving in and get ready to start the competition.

Boys swim and dive paddles to states

Violet Kemperman, Reporter March 11, 2022

Boys swimming and diving made a splash at the conference and plan to paddle their way to states. Seniors Colin Kelly, Zander White and Junior Ryne Van Andel all placed in the top eight in the finals....

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS: Large turn out of fans at the senior night game for both Buc teams. They wore neon to support Give and Glow. (photo by Emily Walcott)

Supportive Student Section

Caden Buller, Reporter March 11, 2022

The bustling gyms, the crazy themes, the chants and all the works the student section place in to support our basketball team has returned after a bizarre one and a half years off. Students have put in...

Science Olympiad team members practicing after school in preparation for next competition.

Science Olympiad team excels at invitational

Elena Yu, Reporter March 11, 2022

Science Olympiad competed in the Allendale High School Science Olympiad Invitational on Saturday, February 26. The team placed second out of 18 teams, with 15 students receiving medals or ribbons in 19...

Triumph Four out of five girls wrestlers pose for a picture at the Lady Mat Cat in Montague Michigan.

First ever girls wrestling Regionals

Riley Vining, Reporter February 17, 2022

For the first time in Michigan’s history, girls wrestling will have their own regional qualifying meet.  Michigan was the 29th state to sanction women’s wrestling, with only 32 states officially...

Head coaches Paige Peierson and Craig Kendall with state qualifiers LJ Nykamp and Kate and Claire Kendall.

Ski team competes at regional competition

Violet Kemperman, Reporter February 16, 2022

The Ski Team had a meet Tuesday, Feb. 15. The Girls team ranked 5th out of 13 teams and the Boys team got 4th. From the Grand Haven-Black River- Montague team, LJ Nykamp, Claire Kendall and Kate Kendall...

Seniors Zachary Bruursema, Austin Harp and Robby Tayler set up a promotional table during all lunches on Thursday, Feb. 10 in hopes to get people interested in rugby.

Grand Haven Boys Rugby Club in search of new players

Grace Montgomery, Editor In Chief February 10, 2022

The Grand Haven Boys Rugby Club is in search of new players for the upcoming spring season. Seniors Zachary Bruursema, Austin Harp and Robby Tayler set up a promotional table during all lunches on Thursday,...

Evan Kasbohm grabs a can of soup off the shelves, this can will be donated to the Bucs Care Food Pantry.

Swim team gives back

Megan Voorhees, Photo Editor February 10, 2022

The boys Swim and Dive team is teaming up with the Bucs Care food pantry for a food drive. There will be a donation box at their meet on Thursday, Feb. 10. Nonperishable food items and money will be accepted...

Bucs Care Food Pantry members Dolan Smits, Megan Voorhees and Johanna Weigle take inventory on the non-perishable goods in the food pantry.

BALC kick starts food drive competition

Sarah Mayer, News Editor January 27, 2022

The Buccaneer Athletic Leadership Committee has started a food drive competition between all winter sports teams. Each team will work to collect the most non-perishable goods for the school food pantry.  The...

Chloe Brackenbury, assited by partner Audrey Cook, works on her squat in advanced weightlifting class (photo credit Megan Voorhees).

Senior Chloe Brackenbury’s power-lifting hobby takes her to the next level

Sarah Mayer, News Editor January 19, 2022

Senior Chloe Brackenbury swoops her fiery locks of hair behind her ears and shakes out her hands. Accompanied by the reverberation of clanging metal and Drake blaring through her AirPods, she prepares...

Dolan Smits skates towards the goal in attempts to stop the other team from scoring.

Boys hockey crushes Mid-Michigan in season opener

Violet Kemperman, Reporter November 20, 2021

Grand Haven Boys Hockey sweeps away the competition on Friday, Nov. 19. Winning 6-1 the athletes played hard and deserved every goal. Junior Nicklas Braidwood, from Spring Lake, led with 3 goals.  “It...

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