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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...

Q&A with deer hunter Dylan Bruursema

Q&A with deer hunter Dylan Bruursema

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

November 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

Junior Dylan Bruursema is an avid deer hunter whose family has been hunting for generations. Dylan was able to share some of his hunting experience and wisdom with me. Q: How long have you been hunting? A: “Probably eight years now.” Q: How many years have you been going up north for openin...

Q and A with volleyball seniors Avery Strohmeyer and Avolyn Lepo

Q and A with volleyball seniors Avery Strohmeyer and Avolyn Lepo

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

Seniors Avolyn Lepo and Avery Strohmeyer are nearing the end of their volleyball careers at Grand Haven High School. Both have been successful in high school, and now they are both moving on to play college volleyball. They will sign for their respective colleges on Nov. 14 in the LGI. Lepo is signing ...

Hosley’s house of jerseys

Hosley’s house of jerseys

Nick Twa, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Feature, Sports

Walking into sophomore Luke Hosley’s room, you see a sports fan’s dreamland. He has various jerseys spread out along the walls and even some on his bed. Each jersey has a story of different significance to him. Some people may collect jerseys from a specific sport or team, but for Hosley, ...

Season recap: Girls cross country

Season recap: Girls cross country

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

November 17, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

The girls cross country placed 3rd consistently throughout the season, earning them 3rd overall in the OK-Red Conference this season. Unfortunately, when it came to regionals, these girls were unable to snatch one of the three team slots for states. Adding to the ache of this devastating lost, this ...