The Bucs' Blade

Noah Bachmann receives third consecutive all state title

Noah Bachmann winds up during a serve at a home tennis match.

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Senior tennis player and team captain Noah Bachmann, recently received his third consecutive all state title. “I’ve been working so hard for so long for basically this moment,” Bachmann said. “It’s also very stressful because it all comes down to that and if you mess up it’s not good....

Boys golf team holds annual 100 hole golf marathon

Senior Broc Wilson keeps an eye on his ball after his swing at a match in the 2019 season.

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

October 7, 2019

The boys golf team recently held their annual 100 hole golf marathon fundraiser at the West Ottawa golf course. “The fundraiser helps pay for our winter golf room at White Pines as well as new apparel,” coach Taylor Schriber said. “If the kids raised a certain amount they get 20% back to them...

Boys soccer starts slow, never recovers in loss to Hudsonville

Senior Gavin Jonker battles for the ball against Caledonia. Jonker, among with the rest of the senior, have acted as leaders for a primarily young team this year.

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

September 17, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED The Grand Haven varsity boys soccer team fell to Hudsonville on Tuesday night 5-3. Down 3-1 at halftime, the Bucs got a quick goal to cut the deficit to one. However, Hudsonville responded mere minutes later with two goals of their own, all but sealing a victory for the Eagles. Gran...

Baseball to host districts

Nick Twa, Business Manager

June 1, 2019

WHAT’S HAPPENING: The Bucs head to district play as the regular season has concluded. The team takes on Mona Shores in a matchup that favors the squad. Junior Owen Krizan highlights the roster with his multifaceted playing style as he can dominate on the mound as well as in the infield. A commandin...

Girls lacrosse falls to Spring Lake in major rivalry game

The Grand Haven attack looks to score in a home contest against Grandville. Senior attack leader Ally Kingma fouled out, hurting the Bucs offensively.

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

May 8, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED: The Grand Haven varsity girls lacrosse team travelled to Spring Lake for the annual Battle of the Bridge contest. The game was played sloppily and resulted in a 12-8 loss. THEY SAID IT: “We played with moments of brilliance,” coach Mark Robertson said. “The rest of the game wa...

Girls water polo unable to sustain momentum on Senior Night

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

May 6, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED: The Buccaneers girls varsity water polo team hosted Hudsonville last Thursday. In the first quarter both teams showed equal aggressive and competitive spirit, ending it 3-2 in favor of the Hudsonville. However, Grand Haven proved to be no match for the Eagles, dropping the game 13-3. ...

Girls lacrosse survives a thriller against West Ottawa

The Bucs defenders look to ward off an aggressive Grandville attack. Defense was a key reason for the Bucs victory last night.

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

May 2, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED: The Grand Haven girls lacrosse team traveled to West Ottawa, winning 10-8. They got into a hole early, trailing 6-1. However, they went on a run soon. It was an aggressive game, one that saw few yellow cards. WHAT IT MEANS: The win shows that no lead is safe in conference play. Yet, it also proves th...

Boys golf turns in mediocre performance at West Ottawa Jamboree

Junior Broc Wilson watches his shot. Wilson has led the team so far this season, playing in the No. 1 spot for all of the Bucs' tournaments.

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

April 28, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED: The Grand Haven boys golf team headed to the Macatawa Legends golf course to participate in the West Ottawa jamboree. This was the first time a full team was available to play  for the Bucs, since two of their golfers served four-game suspensions. Grand Haven earned a fourth place fini...

Baseball smashes West Ottawa with electrifying offense

Nick Twa, Business Manager

April 28, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED/WHAT IT MEANS: The baseball team battled West Ottawa on Thursday, defeating the Panthers at home 11-1. This game clinched a three-game sweep for the squad, which is always pivotal when the season starts conference play. KEY PLAYERS: 1st star: Senior Jax Mast - Mast shined on the mound, p...

Record-breaking season for girls basketball suffers harsh ending in district opener

Junior Jolee Houle celebrates with her team after a high-scoring first half against East Kentwood. Houle, the team's primary outside shooter, had 18 points in a loss to Muskegon in the district opener.

Nick Twa, Business Manager

March 6, 2019

WHAT’S HAPPENING/WHAT IT MEANS: Grand Haven girls basketball took on Muskegon in district playoffs action, falling 52-47 in a hard-fought battle. The final seconds ticked off the clock as a few clutch free throws by Muskegon widened the lead just enough to seal the victory. This means that the senio...

Bowling suffers first loss to Caledonia

A Bucs bowler rolls the ball in a home contest last year. This year's team is young and looking to improve their mentality with each match.

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

February 6, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED: The Bucs’ bowling team clashed with Caledonia yesterday in what would turn out be a crushing 13-17 loss. The team’s attitude seemed to get in the way of their game. “It seemed like players were starting to give up” Senior Jonathan Garland said. WHAT IT MEANS: The Bucs fell to...

Bucs travel to states this weekend looking to secure a championship

Sophomore Thomas MacDonald looks to pass in a home game against Zeeland East. The Bucs are hoping to capture a state title this weekend.

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

November 9, 2018

WHAT IS HAPPENING:  After a hard fought 2-1 record at Regionals and placing third in the region, the water polo team now has its eyes on the prize as they are traveling to East Kentwood to kick off the state finals. THEY SAID IT: “We’re excited,” senior Jackson Hamm said. “The last three years we’ve lost...