The Bucs' Blade

Basketball seniors Will McWatters and Jalen Greene reflect on their seasons during COVID-19 outbreak

Senior Will McWatters is pictured on the far left with his teammates after the team defeated Spring Lake in the

Nick Twa, Business Manager

April 20, 2020

There is one certain thing that has come along with all of the uncertainty pertaining to the COVID-19 outbreak, and that is plans ending or changing.  One of those plans is the boys basketball playoffs. For senior Will McWatters, having his senior season ending in the blink of an eye made him...

Girls basketball beats Zeeland West

Girls basketball beats Zeeland West

Grace Montgomery and Macayla Cramer

February 29, 2020

WHAT HAPPENED: The girls basketball team beat Zeeland West in a non-conference game on Friday, Feb. 28. They came out strong with a 7-0 lead over the Dux in the first quarter. The Bucs were outscored in the 2nd quarter 18-9 and were down by two at half. A strong defensive effort held Zeeland to zero ...

Girls Basketball loses after a hard fight to Rockford

Sophomore Caydee Constant goes up for a lay up through Rockford defender.

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

February 18, 2020

WHAT HAPPENED: The girls varsity basketball team was away at Rockford on Valentine's day where they faced Rockford’s aggressive and lengthy players. Grand Haven was able to put up the first two points, carrying a neck-and-neck score with Rockford for the remainder of the first half with a score ...

Girls basketball travels to Rockford

Girls basketball travels to Rockford

Grace Montgomery, Managing Editor for Design

February 14, 2020

WHEN/WHERE: The girls varsity basketball team will travel to Rockford to take on the Rams on Friday Feb. 14. The theme for the student section is Valentine’s and tip-off will begin at 6:00 p.m. Put on some red and pink to support your Lady Bucs. WHAT TO EXPECT: In a previous encounter the girls ...

Girls Basketball beats Ludington in close game

Girls Basketball beats Ludington in close game

Grace Montgomery, Managing Editor for Design

February 6, 2020

WHAT HAPPENED: The girls' varsity basketball team beat Ludington by two points on Tuesday, Feb. 4. They came out strong and lead the first quarter with a score of 11-3. The Bucs were able to maintain their lead with a score of 22-17 at halftime. In the third quarter, the Orioles fought back. The ...

Lady Bucs basketball season recap

Junior Anna Strom fires up one of many three point shots she took during the successful season

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 20, 2018

When junior Anna Strom pulled up for a three-pointer in the district final against the Muskegon, no matter the shot went in or missed the basket, the home crowd at GHHS Fieldhouse knew it was too little, too late. Fortunately for Strom, it went in, cutting the final score to a 37-34 Muskegon win, en...

Balanced attack leads Lady Bucs to dominant district win

Coach Katie Kowalczyk-Fulmer huddles her team together in a conference matchup against West Ottawa. A team effort was crucial in Wednesday's win versus Mona Shores.

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 1, 2018

What Happened: In a district semi-final contest against Mona Shores, the Grand Haven girls basketball team was easily able to handle the Sailors in front of their home crowd with a 51-24 win. This was one of the Buccaneers’ better performances of the year as both their electric offense and tough defen...

The week in review: Girls basketball

Senior Sophie Mariani takes the ball down the floor during a heated contest against the Panthers earlier this month.

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

February 26, 2018

What Happened This Past Week: The Lady Bucs’ started their week with an away game against the Grandville Bulldogs on Tuesday. Thanks to another strong defensive outing, particularly in the second half, the Lady Bucs were able to leave Grandville with a 47-33 win. Next up for the Bucs were the Fighting...

Excellent defense leads the Bucs in stifling of Caledonia

Senior Autumn Buikema looks to pass to junior Esther Byington while being heavily guarded by Forest Hills Central defenders. Buikema had a solid night with six points against the Fighting Scots.

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

January 27, 2018

What Happened: The Grand Haven varsity girls basketball team hosted Caledonia Friday night and came out victorious in a 35-24 win. Stellar defense propelled the Buccaneers to this win as points were at a premium for the Fighting Scots. Junior Alli Keyser led the team with 18 points followed by senior...

Byington’s road to recovery

Byington attempts to knock down a free throw from the line in last year's Bucs Pride game.

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

January 25, 2018

The first thing you notice about Esther when she walks into the room is that she’s tall. Really tall. It’s not every day that you see a 6-foot-3-inch figure towering over everyone else, whether it’s in the hallway at school or in the paint on the court. “She may be the second tallest player I’...

Lady Bucs emerge victorious in defensive battle against Panthers

Senior Autumn Buikema gets ready to take an uncontested shot. Buikema knocked down several key shots against West Ottawa friday night.

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

January 13, 2018

What: The girls varsity basketball team bounced back from a close loss against East Kentwood with a 37-30 win against shoreline rivals West Ottawa. After a tough game littered with turnovers forced by persistent defense, the Bucs were able to overcome a seven point deficit and won by seven after several...

Girls basketball team cruises to victories in back-to-back games

Junior Anna Strom goes up for a lay-up against Traverse City Central on Friday night, which was the first of two games in two days for Grand Haven. The Bucs only allowed a combined total of 22 points this weekend.

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

December 3, 2017

What Happened: Friday night Grand Haven took on Traverse City in their season and also home opener, defeating the Trojans in a blowout 55-10. Junior Alli Keyser paced the Bucs with 19 points and 10 steals, while junior Esther Byington chipped in an all-around effort with four points, three blocks and six...