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Small Town Sandwich Shop goes beyond

Small Town Sandwich Shop goes beyond

Alexis Tater and Nick Rice

May 29, 2019

Lexi: Just over the bridge in Spring Lake, Small Town Sandwich Shop is a family-owned business that has been up and running since 2015. They are open every day from 11 a.m. to two p.m. It was satisfying to be able to walk into a place for once that was welcoming, along with containing a variety of differ...

Boys lacrosse weekly update

Boys lacrosse weekly update

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

May 7, 2019

WHAT: The Buccaneer boys lacrosse team split  two games last week, losing to Grandville 11-4 and knocking down West Ottawa 12-3. WHAT THIS MEANS: The team advances to 4-6 on the year. KEY PLAYERS: Senior Max Sepeshy scored a goal in the victory over the panthers of West Ottawa. Freshman Dominic Jerov...

Bucs knock off Mona Shores in epic game

Bucs knock off Mona Shores in epic game

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

December 10, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...