Thrilling postseason for volleyball comes to end with regional loss to Rams

Thrilling postseason for volleyball comes to end with regional loss to Rams

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

November 10, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

What Happened: The volleyball team hosted a highly-ranked Rockford squad for a much-anticipated regional finals matchup. A jam-packed home gym and student section showed up in full force to support their fellow Buccaneers. The team came out competitive against strong opposition, but ultimately couldn’t ...

Hentemann and Buitenhuis run last race in muddy conditions

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

November 10, 2018


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WHAT HAPPENED: Seniors Abby Buitenhuis and Gabby Hentemann raced against stiff competition this past Sunday at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan. States is no easy battle and with the weather not being kind to these athletes, it was a toss-up. Though the athletes’ strength was ...

Season recap: Boys soccer

Season recap: Boys soccer

Nick Twa, Reporter

November 9, 2018


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The boys soccer team finished the season with a 9-3-3 overall record which resulted in a postseason berth, but ended up taking a heartbreaking loss against Jenison in the district semifinals. They had some key talent come up from last year’s junior varsity squad, with juniors Gavin Jonker and Jaden ...

Bucs travel to states this weekend looking to secure a championship

Bucs travel to states this weekend looking to secure a championship

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

WHAT IS HAPPENING:  After a hard fought 2-1 record at Regionals and placing third in the region, the water polo team now has its eyes on the prize as they are traveling to East Kentwood to kick off the state finals. THEY SAID IT: “We’re excited,” senior Jackson Hamm said. “The last three years we’ve lost...

Ackerman commits to the University of Michigan

Ackerman commits to the University of Michigan

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


Filed under Briefs, News, Sports, Top Stories

Fans of the Grand Haven Buccaneers and Michigan Wolverines were equally enthusiastic on Monday, when junior swimmer Kathryn Ackerman verbally committed to the University of Michigan. Ackerman, perhaps Grand Haven’s best swimmer of all time, is specifically joining the swim team for the Wolverines. ...

Season recap: Boys tennis

Season recap: Boys tennis

Nick Twa, Reporter

November 2, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

The boys tennis team finished off their season in 6th place in the O-K Red Conference with a 9-8-1 overall record. They had to compete against some steep competition, as well as dealing with harsh weather conditions later in the season.   “I think our team performed above the level we were thought to...

Volleyball looks to capture district title versus Reeths-Puffer

Volleyball looks to capture district title versus Reeths-Puffer

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

November 1, 2018


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What’s Happening: On Wednesday, the volleyball team blew a crafty Kenowa Hills squad out of the water in the district semifinals, advancing to the finals after winning all three sets with scores of 25-10, 25-20 and 25-19. Kenowa Hills aimed to tip and dink balls over the net routinely, which caught t...

Boys cross country starts strong, unable to finish in O-K Red Conference championship

Boys cross country starts strong, unable to finish in O-K Red Conference championship

Kyle Bush, Reporter

October 25, 2018


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What Happened: The boys varsity cross country took second in the O-K Red conference championship. What It Means: The Buccaneers finished second for the season and will move on to the regional meet Saturday October 27 in Allendale. Key Moment: The Bucs were coached to get out to a fast first mil...

Boys cross country comes out hot, unable to finish in O-K Red Conference championship

Boys cross country comes out hot, unable to finish in O-K Red Conference championship

October 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports

What Happened: The boys varsity cross country took second in the O-K Red conference championship. What It Means: The Buccaneers finished second for the season and will move on to the regional meet Saturday October 27 in Allendale. Key Moment: The Bucs were coached to get out to a fast first mil...

Bucs water polo in “survive and advance” mode this weekend at regionals

Bucs water polo in “survive and advance” mode this weekend at regionals

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

WHAT  TO EXPECT: After a mix of dominance in the first game, and hardships in the next, the Grand Haven Buccaneers placed second at Districts in Zeeland, and will now be traveling to Hudsonville to kick off Regionals in a must-win tournament. They will be facing off with East Grand Rapids in their fi...

Taper week begins for swim team

Taper week begins for swim team

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Sports Editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

As the swimming season dies down for the Grand Haven girls swimming team, the Bucs are not shying away from the pressure. Rather, they are swimming towards it. This 5-day stretch, often referred to as “hell week” by members of team, is where the squad buckles down and prepares for the postseason...

Bucs water polo gets big win over Zeeland East

Bucs water polo gets big win over Zeeland East

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

WHAT HAPPENED: After a strong 11-2 start, The Grand Haven Buccaneers slowed down, but still manage to finish Zeeland East off with a 12-7 victory on senior night. WHAT IT MEANS: The seniors were sent off with a win on senior night. Also, because Zeeland is a top team in their district, a victory over the...

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