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Girls lacrosse survives a thriller against West Ottawa

Girls lacrosse survives a thriller against West Ottawa

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...

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

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...

Diving Deeper

Diving Deeper

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

February 21, 2019

Chlorine lingers in the air as junior Louie Malott struts intently across the diving board. His teammates follow his precise choreographed movements with anticipation, waiting for his dive. Moments leading up to it, Malott focuses on nothing and nobody, only visualizing what he needs to do to best execute...

Calling It Like I See It: Player Polarization

Calling It Like I See It: Player Polarization

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

February 20, 2019

As I sat and watched the world’s most lifeless affair - Super Bowl LIII - I couldn’t help but think: Tom Brady is about to get his sixth ring. It seemed unlikely that mediocre quarterback could possibly have a stranglehold on the NFL and its history, and probably its future. So I thought a little dee...

Boys basketball uses hot start to snap losing streak

Boys basketball uses hot start to snap losing streak

Nick Twa, Reporter

February 6, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED/WHAT IT MEANS: The boys basketball team took on Rockford in a rescheduled away conference game on Wednesday Feb. 6, winning 48-43. A good start that gave the Bucs an eleven point lead in the first half had them never looking back. This ends the group’s three game losing streak, littered wit...

Bowling suffers first loss to Caledonia

Bowling suffers first loss to Caledonia

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...

Wrestling dominates West Ottawa in glorious fashion

Wrestling dominates West Ottawa in glorious fashion

Nick Twa, Reporter

January 24, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED/WHAT IT MEANS: The boys wrestling team took on perennial conference foe West Ottawa in an away meet Wednesday night. The squad won 68-6 and had total control of the meet the entire night. Only suffering one loss of a match, the Bucs kept their composure, making sure they could secure the win....

Swim and dive shooting for success on Senior Night

Swim and dive shooting for success on Senior Night

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

January 24, 2019

What’s Happening: When it comes to the boys’ swim & dive team, its business as usual. The boys are hitting the pool fast and strong these past couple weeks in training. They have been putting in the yards and the results show it. The team already has a bunch of individuals and relays qualify for ...

Hockey seeking to improve on last year’s postseason finish

Hockey seeking to improve on last year’s postseason finish

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

December 6, 2018

The boys hockey season is now underway and the team has started off the season with a 2-3 record. Notable returners from last year include seniors Trevor Kalis, Christian Forbes and Kyle Eveland, as well as juniors Cooper Fox and Nate Beers. Their talent and experience combine to allow the Bucs to pl...

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

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...

Season recap: Girls cross country

Season recap: Girls cross country

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

November 17, 2018

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 ...