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Boys soccer starts slow, never recovers in loss to Hudsonville

Boys soccer starts slow, never recovers in loss to Hudsonville

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

September 17, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED The Grand Haven varsity boys soccer team fell to Hudsonville on Tuesday night 5-3. Down 3-1 at halftime, the Bucs got a quick goal to cut the deficit to one. However, Hudsonville responded mere minutes later with two goals of their own, all but sealing a victory for the Eagles. Gran...

Injured tennis squad falls to East Kentwood

Injured tennis squad falls to East Kentwood

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

September 17, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED Last night, the varsity boys tennis team hosted a conference match against East Kentwood. Although the Bucs performed well, the recent illnesses and injuries left Grand Haven at a loss against one of their toughest competitors, falling 5-4.  WHAT THIS MEANS The loss is a minor setback for th...

Baseball to host districts

Nick Twa, Business Manager

June 1, 2019

WHAT’S HAPPENING: The Bucs head to district play as the regular season has concluded. The team takes on Mona Shores in a matchup that favors the squad. Junior Owen Krizan highlights the roster with his multifaceted playing style as he can dominate on the mound as well as in the infield. A commandin...

The Den Podcast 5/29

May 29, 2019

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek and Nick Twa discuss all the recent happenings in the world of  sports. https://soundcloud.com/user-333532779/the-den-podcast-529  

Girls lacrosse survives a thriller against West Ottawa

Girls lacrosse survives a thriller against West Ottawa

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

May 2, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED: The Grand Haven girls lacrosse team traveled to West Ottawa, winning 10-8. They got into a hole early, trailing 6-1. However, they went on a run soon. It was an aggressive game, one that saw few yellow cards. WHAT IT MEANS: The win shows that no lead is safe in conference play. Yet, it also proves th...

Baseball smashes West Ottawa with electrifying offense

Nick Twa, Business Manager

April 28, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED/WHAT IT MEANS: The baseball team battled West Ottawa on Thursday, defeating the Panthers at home 11-1. This game clinched a three-game sweep for the squad, which is always pivotal when the season starts conference play. KEY PLAYERS: 1st star: Senior Jax Mast - Mast shined on the mound, p...

Girls lacrosse trounced by Spring Lake

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

April 20, 2019

WHAT HAPPENED: The Grand Haven girls lacrosse team squared off with long time rival Spring Lake. They lost 13-5 in a game that started out strong for Lady Bucs but ended sloppily. THEY SAID IT: “We went into the game with an optimistic outlook,” senior Abby Dunster. “Spring Lake has always ...

Record-breaking season for girls basketball suffers harsh ending in district opener

Record-breaking season for girls basketball suffers harsh ending in district opener

Nick Twa, Business Manager

March 6, 2019

WHAT’S HAPPENING/WHAT IT MEANS: Grand Haven girls basketball took on Muskegon in district playoffs action, falling 52-47 in a hard-fought battle. The final seconds ticked off the clock as a few clutch free throws by Muskegon widened the lead just enough to seal the victory. This means that the senio...

Pair of boys skiers prepared to impress at states

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

February 25, 2019

WHAT’S HAPPENING: After placing fourth at regionals, juniors Mitch Bosgraaf and Jack Hardebeck are headed to states on Monday. Bosgraaf will be slalom and giant slalom skiing at states, and Hardebeck will be giant slalom skiing. Focusing on what they have been doing all year and being able to ski a...

Diving Deeper

Diving Deeper

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

February 21, 2019

Chlorine lingers in the air as junior Louie Malott struts intently across the diving board. His teammates follow his precise choreographed movements with anticipation, waiting for his dive. Moments leading up to it, Malott focuses on nothing and nobody, only visualizing what he needs to do to best execute...

The talented Mr. Eveland

The talented Mr. Eveland

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

February 20, 2019

There’s only 55 seconds left on the clock, and with the conference title on the line, the puck lies at Northview’s end of the rink for a face-off. All is calm before the storm. The puck is thrown down, and it zooms back to the Grand Haven defense. A shot was ripped towards the goal, but it was bl...

Calling It Like I See It: Player Polarization

Calling It Like I See It: Player Polarization

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 20, 2019

As I sat and watched the world’s most lifeless affair - Super Bowl LIII - I couldn’t help but think: Tom Brady is about to get his sixth ring. It seemed unlikely that mediocre quarterback could possibly have a stranglehold on the NFL and its history, and probably its future. So I thought a little dee...