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Wrestling successful at home dual meet

Wrestling successful at home dual meet

Nick Twa, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

WHAT HAPPENED/WHAT IT MEANS: The boys wrestling team played in a home duals meet facing Spring Lake, Battle Creek Lakeview, Howell and Reeths-Puffer. It finished the meet with a 3-1 record on the day. This boosts the group’s total record to 7-1 on the season, giving them significant amounts of mom...

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...

Q and A with volleyball seniors Avery Strohmeyer and Avolyn Lepo

Q and A with volleyball seniors Avery Strohmeyer and Avolyn Lepo

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

November 28, 2018


Filed under Sports

Seniors Avolyn Lepo and Avery Strohmeyer are nearing the end of their volleyball careers at Grand Haven High School. Both have been successful in high school, and now they are both moving on to play college volleyball. They will sign for their respective colleges on Nov. 14 in the LGI. Lepo is signing ...

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 ...

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. ...

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


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

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...