The Bucs' Blade

Basketball seniors Will McWatters and Jalen Greene reflect on their seasons during COVID-19 outbreak

Senior Will McWatters is pictured on the far left with his teammates after the team defeated Spring Lake in the

Nick Twa, Business Manager

April 20, 2020

There is one certain thing that has come along with all of the uncertainty pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak, and that is plans ending or changing.  One of those plans is the boys basketball playoffs. For senior Will McWatters, having his senior season ending in the blink of an eye made him...

Girls Basketball lose to Caledonia on senior night

After receiving her flower, senior Morgan Goss smiles while hugging Coach K 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...

Kingma and Worthington win La-Z-Boys

Grace Montgomery, Managing Editor for Design

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...

Girls Basketball beats Ludington in close game

Girls Basketball beats Ludington in close game

Grace Montgomery, Managing Editor for Design

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 ...

Girls varsity basketball to take on West Ottawa on Friday

Girls varsity basketball to take on West Ottawa on Friday

Grace Ostric, Editor in Chief

February 6, 2020

The girls varsity basketball team will play the West Ottawa Panthers on Friday Feb. 7 at 6:00 p.m. at home in Buccaneer stadium.   Even though the Bucs have beaten the Panthers previously, this game is expected to be a close one. Both teams have been playing well lately.  The Bucs, who expe...

Boys basketball takes down Grandville in home conference match-up

Senior Adam Strom takes the ball to the basket with a defender on his heels in the Battle of the Bridge game. The area around the basket was huge in this game as the squad fought for rebounds all night.

Nick Twa, Business Manager

January 22, 2020

Last night, the boys basketball team took on the Bulldogs from Grandville in a game of runs. The Bucs took home the victory 50-40 with senior Owen Ross leading Grand Haven scorers with 14 points. It was a slow start to the game given the squad didn’t score their first points until seven and a ha...

Bucs Pride to hold community fundraiser

Bluebird Family Camp will be held at Maranatha Conference Center to help support families dealing with cancer.

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor

December 18, 2019

The “Battle of the Bridge” basketball game will take place this Friday night in the GHHS Fieldhouse. Girls plays at 6:00 p.m. and the boys play at 7:30 p.m. In addition to the game, the varsity teams of Grand Haven and Spring Lake are going head to head to support the community cares fundraiser....

Coaching: International Style

Greg Immink instructs players during a drill at a pre-season practice before tryouts.

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter

November 25, 2019

For Greg Immink, it was unusual to see him outside of a sports event. In fact the 3 sport athlete was described as a “shining star” by Michigan State’s head basketball coach Tom Izzo. Immink’s approach to the game fortified his ability to dominate against his opponents.  Although Imminks life was surrounded by spor...

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...

Buccaneer Boys basketball season recap

Senior Kellum Bridgeforth with an aggressive take to the hoop

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

March 29, 2018

Two words to describe the 2017-18 Grand Haven Varsity boys basketball season are triumph and courage. This past season was full of excitement and pride but also road bumps and adversity.   The squad finished off the season with a 14-8 record and a loss to Muskegon in the District finals, a te...

Why the Tigers will take the crown this tournament

Why the Tigers will take the crown this tournament

PJ Moffet, Reporter

March 19, 2018

Clemson’s creeping to the championship. The hype is brewing. The fans are ready. The brackets are set. The bets are made. Who is will walk out with the win in this years NCAA men's basketball tournament? Better yet who even has the chance to take it all the way to the Final Four? Everyone has thei...

Will Michigan State pull it all together for a magic March run?

Will Michigan State pull it all together for a magic March run?

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

March 16, 2018

Starting as the second-ranked team in the preseason AP poll, and ending as the fifth-ranked team in the nation, a three seed was an underwhelming evaluation to most State fans. However, you don’t count the Spartans out in March, no matter what the seed. It’s not a well-kept secret that March is ...