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Hockey seeking to improve on last year’s postseason finish

Hockey seeking to improve on last year’s postseason finish

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

December 6, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

The boys hockey season is now underway and the team has started off the season with a 2-3 record. Notable returners from last year include seniors Trevor Kalis, Christian Forbes and Kyle Eveland, as well as juniors Cooper Fox and Nate Beers. Their talent and experience combine to allow the Bucs to pl...

New leadership and strong chemistry look to propel swim & dive

New leadership and strong chemistry look to propel swim & dive

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

December 4, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

The boys swim and dive team is back in the water again. This season the team is already hitting some rough waters from setbacks in practice with a broken pump in the pool. However, the team team having to recover and regroup from losing their excellent talent in the last year's seniors bunch. Yet, t...

Ski team looks to capitalize on added depth this season

Kyle Bush, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

Last year: Junior Mitch Bosgraaf went to states hoping to place and is hoping to go back again this year. The team is strongest in slalom and the main week point of the team was in GS but as the year progressed they started to improve on their times. This year: Top skiers going into the year are junior ...

Season preview: Wrestling

Season preview: Wrestling

Nick Twa, Reporter

December 2, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The boys wrestling season kicks off this week and there’s a lot to look forward to in the season. Even though senior leaders from last season such as Daniel Guillen have graduated, there’s still great promise within the squad. Senior Cody Miller along with junior Riley Rhone led the group with state fin...

Season recap: Girls cross country

Season recap: Girls cross country

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

November 17, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

The girls cross country placed 3rd consistently throughout the season, earning them 3rd overall in the OK-Red Conference this season. Unfortunately, when it came to regionals, these girls were unable to snatch one of the three team slots for states. Adding to the ache of this devastating lost, this ...

Senior athletes sign letters of intent

Senior athletes sign letters of intent

Nick Twa, Reporter

November 16, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, seniors Gabby Hentemann and Baby Hang signed their letters of intent to play cross country and softball respectively. They were met by a large crowd in the large group instruction room, full of family and friends supporting them. They were two of four total seniors signing ...

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


Filed under Briefs, Sports

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


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

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, 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. ...