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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’s natural knack

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

Bucs ski team takes fifth at state finals

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

Girls Basketball lose to Caledonia 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...

Boys basketball seeks revenge

Boys basketball seeks revenge

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

February 20, 2020

The boys basketball team prepares to take on the Caledonia Fighting Scots at home on Feb. 21.  “We feel like we can beat them,” senior Adam Strom said. “We feel like we can play with anybody. We should because we play better at home too.” The boys traveled to face the Scots early on in Feb...

Boys swim falls to West Ottawa on senior night

Boys swim falls to West Ottawa on senior night

Nick Twa, Business Manager

February 16, 2020

Thursday night, the boys swim team took on West Ottawa on senior night, falling in a hard-fought battle. Even though the team lost, players were not disheartened. “You know, senior night is always a good time,” MacDonald said. “We get to celebrate the seniors who are some of my good friends mov...

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 14: “Too Much Sauce”

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 14: “Too Much Sauce”

Sam Woiteshek, Brendan Vander Meer, and Nick Twa

February 13, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. This week they are joined by senior basketball player Owen Ross. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2738842

Kingma and Worthington win La-Z-Boys

Grace Montgomery, Reporter

February 7, 2020

During halftime of each boys' varsity basketball game, students swarm onto the court with a dollar in hand in hopes to have a chance at a halfcourt shot. A shot that, if made, would win them a La-Z-Boy.   Typically, the contest ends up being a combination of different misses from air balls to slam...

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 13: “Talking the Talk”

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 13: “Talking the Talk”

Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer

February 6, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2676349-the-den-podcast-episode-13-talking-the-talk

Girls Basketball beats Ludington in close game

Girls Basketball beats Ludington in close game

Grace Montgomery, Reporter

February 6, 2020

WHAT HAPPENED: The girls' varsity basketball team beat Ludington by two points on Tuesday, Feb. 4. They came out strong and lead the first quarter with a score of 11-3. The Bucs were able to maintain their lead with a score of 22-17 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Orioles fought back. The ...