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

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

Nick Twa, Reporter

March 6, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Sports

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

Buccaneer Boys basketball season recap

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

March 29, 2018


Filed under Sports

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


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

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


Filed under Opinion, Sports

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 ...

Michigan’s momentum will continue and they will win the championship

Michigan’s momentum will continue and they will win the championship

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

March 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

It is upon us. The upsets, cinderella stories, big names, buzzer beaters. It’s all here. This is the 2018 NCAA college basketball tournament. In other words… March Madness. 68 teams all competing for a National championship, but only one can claim victory. That team in my opinion will be the Michi...

Why Duke will win the title again and no one will like it

Why Duke will win the title again and no one will like it

Chris Hudson, Editor in Chief

March 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

Yet another NCAA tournament is upon us. March Madness and all of its hysteria is soon to be underway and with that, another crown will be presented to the king of the ‘Big Dance’. Through a season of turbulence and surprises week after week, many were left unclear as to who would come out on to...

Bucs finish regular season with loss to FHC

Bucs finish regular season with loss to FHC

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

February 28, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: The Buccaneers fell to Forest Hills Central last night, 60-54 in what was the teams final regular season game. Grand Haven was able to finish off the regular season with a 14-7 record. Despite the loss, the Bucs were able to compete with a top tier, Red Ranger squad that was looking to win their 17...

Buccaneers defeat Grandville Bulldogs on senior night

Buccaneers defeat Grandville Bulldogs on senior night

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

February 21, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: On senior night in Grand Haven, the Bucs were able to pull out a 51-36 victory over the visiting Grandville Bulldogs. Aggressive defense and a fast pace offense contributed mightely to the Buccaneer victory. The Bucs found themselves down 8-0 in the first quarter but were able to put together ...

Strong defensive showing in Buccaneer victory over Rockford

Strong defensive showing in Buccaneer victory over Rockford

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

February 18, 2018


Filed under Sports

What: The Buccaneers put an end to a game three game losing streak on Friday night by beating the Rams of Rockford, 38-35. Grand Haven got out fast and was able to hold a lead for the whole game. Strong defense won them this contest as they held the Rams to the fewest amount of points all season. ...

Buccaneers hope to end losing streak by beating rival Rockford

Buccaneers hope to end losing streak by beating rival Rockford

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

February 15, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: The Buccaneers look to get back on track after three straight losses and most recently, a blowout 27 point deficit to the Hudsonville Eagles. Their challenger, the Rockford Rams. A Grand Haven arch nemesis. Tip off is at 7:30 at Grand Haven High school on Friday night. The Rams have an advanta...

Bucs travel to East Kentwood, looking to sweep the Falcons

Bucs travel to East Kentwood, looking to sweep the Falcons

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

February 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: The Bucs travel to East Kentwood to take on the Falcons for the second and final time this season, Friday night at 7:30. In the last contest against EK, the Bucs won 58-49 and excelled on all areas on the court. The Buccaneers enter this one with a 10-3 record. East Kentwood on the other hand has st...

Lady Bucs emerge victorious in defensive battle against Panthers

Lady Bucs emerge victorious in defensive battle against Panthers

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

January 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: The girls varsity basketball team bounced back from a close loss against East Kentwood with a 37-30 win against shoreline rivals West Ottawa. After a tough game littered with turnovers forced by persistent defense, the Bucs were able to overcome a seven point deficit and won by seven after several...