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Bucs knock off Mona Shores in epic game

Bucs knock off Mona Shores in epic game

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

December 10, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: In a last minute venue change, the Bucs were able to defeat the Sailors of Mona Shores 58-55 in a down to the wire game.   What Happened: Due to a power outage at Grand Haven High School, the game was moved to The Pit, where it once hosted Buccaneer basketball from 1953 to 1997. The P...

Bucs’ offense struggles in season opener loss to Reeths Puffer

Bucs’ offense struggles in season opener loss to Reeths Puffer

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: The Bucs fell to the Rockets of Reeths Puffer on Tuesday night, 54-39.   What Happened: Grand Haven fell behind early to a veteran loaded Reeths Puffer team and were never able to recover. The Bucs were down 12-7 after the first quarter, 21-17 at the half and 39-27 going into the fourth...

Seniors reflect on roller coaster tenure with the Bucs football program

Seniors reflect on roller coaster tenure with the Bucs football program

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The 2018 football season has come to an end for every athlete on the team, but for the seniors… it all comes to an end for good.  Which means no more practices, no more inside jokes with the team, no more two-a-days, no more Friday Night Lights.   The class of 2019 had a very different go ar...

Six simple ways to simmer down seasonal depression

Six simple ways to simmer down seasonal depression

Nick Rice, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Health

Meditation. Many people process the word “meditation” as sitting on the floor criss-cross applesauce and chanting “om.” If that is how you do it, great. The good news is that is not the only way to meditate. Meditation is the simple act of thought watching. It works a lot like people watching. I...

Building connections through music

Building connections through music

Mercedes Mancilla, reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Arts, Music

Junior Keegan Young pulls down the endpin of his cello and the mood of the room changes. His hands glide over the neck and upon the tuning pegs as he starts plucking strings. The sound of sharp pizzicato echoes off the walls and the audience leans closer into the instrument just to feel the resonating sou...

Fitness tip of the week: burpees

Fitness tip of the week: burpees

Elena Salik, Reporter

October 30, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Feature, Health, Uncategorized

The burpee is an exercise that works your quads, calves, pecs and builds your core strength. Every morning, you can start by doing intervals of 45 seconds on and 15 seconds off. Repeat this continuously over the span of 30 days to create a habit and build strength. As the exercise becomes...

Buccaneer cross country team sprints to victory at Allendale Falcon invite

Buccaneer cross country team sprints to victory at Allendale Falcon invite

Kyle Bush, Reporter

October 5, 2018


Filed under Sports

What Happened: The boys varsity cross country team took on the Allendale Falcon Invite last Saturday and placed first overall.   What It Means: The Buccaneers will move up in this week’s state rankings and will have momentum going into this weeks O-K Red jamboree meet.   Key Mom...

Buccaneer Baseball splits with talented Hudsonville squad

Buccaneer Baseball splits with talented Hudsonville squad

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

May 24, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: In a makeup doubleheader on Tuesday, the Bucs split with the Eagles of Hudsonville, losing the first game, 5-2 and winning the second game, 2-1. Strong pitching and consistent defensive play contributed to the victory in the second game. However, runs were scored early by the Eagles in the firs...

Strong pitching in Buccaneer split against conference rival West Ottawa

Strong pitching in Buccaneer split against conference rival West Ottawa

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

May 3, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: The Bucs split in their doubleheader against the Panthers of West Ottawa, Tuesday night. The first game score was a 3-0 loss and the second game was a 1-0 victory for Grand Haven, bringing their record to 6-5 on the year. The low scoring games were the result of strong pitching and a lack of offen...

GHHS Science Olympiad returning to nationals

Sophia Jaeger and Morgan Womack

April 30, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Feature

The Grand Haven High School Science Olympiad team is back. After two years of not qualifying for nationals, they placed second overall at the state tournament. Now their focus is on preparing for the national tournament at Colorado State University. Here are the results from Saturday: SCIENCE O RESULTS ...

GH Baseball loses to tough Grandville team

GH Baseball loses to tough Grandville team

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

April 13, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

What: The Buccaneer baseball team fell to the Grandville Bulldogs in a lopsided, 10-1 game. This loss puts the Bucs at an 0-3 record to start the season. Poor pitching and errors in the field contributed to runs scored early for the Bulldogs, and with a lack of offense for the Bucs, they were unable...