The Bucs' Blade

Senior Connor Worthington reflects on time spent with Team G.H.

(Photo courtesy of Connor Worthington)

Natalie Dupuis, Reporter

May 18, 2020

Senior Connor Worthington was disappointed when Governor Whitmer canceled school due to COVID-19 because he was missing out on the last part of his senior year. “There’s activities to look forward to especially at the end with seniors,” Worthington said. “I understand why [school was canceled...

“There isn’t anything I’d give for just one more practice”

From left to right: now seniors Connor Worthington, Alex Kapala, Tyler Harp, Caleb King and Owen Krizan pose with the District Champions trophy they won in 2019.

Caleb Berko, Managing Editor

April 28, 2020

When baseball seniors Alex Kapala and Owen Krizan walked off the field last year they never imagined it’d be their last. The news of their season ending so abruptly hit them both pretty hard.  “I was in shock,” Krizan said. “It was definitely hard to understand everything and put it all toge...

Kingma and Worthington win La-Z-Boys

Grace Montgomery, Reporter

February 7, 2020

During halftime of each boys' varsity basketball game, students swarm onto the court with a dollar in hand in hopes to have a chance at a halfcourt shot. A shot that, if made, would win them a La-Z-Boy.   Typically, the contest ends up being a combination of different misses from air balls to slam...

Varsity football falls to Hudsonville in season finale

Senior Connor Worthington stays and waits until every member of the team walks off the field. Worthington is pictured embracing senior Owen Krizan as they head for the locker room.

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

November 9, 2019

What Happened:  The Buccaneers fought a war last night at Hudsonville’s Eagle Stadium. They battled through bitterly cold weather conditions, poor management and sportsmanship, which sparked several heated scenes throughout the game. Unfortunately, the Bucs lost the advantage at the critical sta...

Football searches for immense payoff from their hard work

Senior quarterback, Alex Kapala, searches downfield  for an open receiver during the away East Kentwood game.

Camille Berko, Reporter

November 7, 2019

With a huge victory under their belt, the football team is marching towards another underdog matchup with 12th ranked Hudsonville on Friday, Nov. 8. The Bucs are currently riding a five-game winning streak with an overall record of 6-4.  “Our first matchup with them didn’t go as planned, it was pr...

Football downs Grandville, advances to next round of playoffs

Senior quarterback Alex Kapala hangs onto the ball and quickly finds the gaps in Grandville's defense. The Bucs' ground game proved to be the deciding factor in the victory.

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

November 2, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED:  At first, viewed as the underdogs, Grand Haven achieved the unexpected at Friday night’s game in Grandville by defeating the Bulldogs on their home turf in the first round of the playoffs. The Buccaneers can attribute their win to an early lead in the first half with an intense...

Varsity football wins on Union’s home turf

Junior LJ Sandoval uses quick foot work to get around Union's defense.

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

October 29, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED:  This past Friday, the Bucs played away at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids to play their final pre-season game in OK Red conference against Grand Rapids Union. The Bucs came out strong offensively, setting them up with a 21 point lead before the start of the second quarter. This offen...

Bucs defeat Caledonia in close Homecoming game

Bucs defeat Caledonia in close Homecoming game

Morgan Womack, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 11, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED The varsity football team beat Caledonia 34-27 tonight in an intense Homecoming game. The score was tied up 27-27 at the beginning of the fourth quarter, but senior Connor Worthington carried the ball into the end-zone with a few minutes left, securing a win for the Bucs.   ...

Grand Haven football gains confidence with their recent victory against East Kentwood

Senior Braydon Franz

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

October 9, 2019

What Happened: The varsity football team experienced another early start at East Kentwood with a 4:30 p.m. kickoff this past Friday night. With changes in scheduling, it's hard to say how a team will adapt, however, the earlier start time has shown to help the Buccaneers play some of their best and strongest ...

Varsity football falls to Grandville in annual purple game

Varsity football falls to Grandville in annual purple game

Grace Ostric, Reporter

September 21, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED:  The varsity football team lost 27 - 7 to the Grandville Bulldogs. This game was special because it was the purple game, a traditional Grand Haven sporting event where fans and players alike wear purple to support cancer awareness. All members on the team wore jerseys either i...