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“The Den” Podcast, Episode 9: “It’s Our Applebee’s”

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 9: “It’s Our Applebee’s”

December 18, 2019

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer give listeners an inside scoop on what to expect from this Friday's Grand Haven v. Spring Lake basketball games. ...

Calling It Like I See It: The ultimate “Haven Rumble”

Calling It Like I See It: The ultimate “Haven Rumble”

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 29, 2019

Sometimes you’ve had enough. It comes at different points for everyone. There’s a point where you’ve been pushed around so much that things look hopeless. Lifeless. Void of any meaning or worth. At this moment, you have a choice: sit there and keep getting knocked down, or stand up and fight back....

New yoyo club created by Gavin Hubner

New yoyo club created by Gavin Hubner

Cameron March, Reporter

November 13, 2019

Sophomore Gavin Hubner is a yo-yoist. And he’s pretty good at it, so good as a matter of fact that he has won national awards.  Hubner now hopes to reach out to his fellow classmates by attempting to teach other students to use the yo-yo, as well as new tricks.  He plans to hold meetings s...

Boys soccer falls to Midland Dow on senior night

Boys soccer falls to Midland Dow on senior night

Brendan VanderMeer

September 30, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED: Grand Haven lost to Midland Dow 3-1 on Saturday, putting up a hard fought battle on the boys’ annual senior night. Two goals from Midland Dow early on in the first half put the Bucs at a disadvantage. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN: Grand Haven moves to 5-4-4 and remains fourth in the O-K R...

Boys soccer starts slow, never recovers in loss to Hudsonville

Boys soccer starts slow, never recovers in loss to Hudsonville

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...

Injured tennis squad falls to East Kentwood

Injured tennis squad falls to East Kentwood

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

September 17, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED Last night, the varsity boys tennis team hosted a conference match against East Kentwood. Although the Bucs performed well, the recent illnesses and injuries left Grand Haven at a loss against one of their toughest competitors, falling 5-4.  WHAT THIS MEANS The loss is a minor setback for th...

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, 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...

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, Co-Editor-In-Chief

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, Business Manager

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...