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Boys swim falls to West Ottawa on senior night

The boys swim team huddles up during a meet versus West Ottawa. The boys will take on the conference meet at Hudsonville high school on Feb. 27.

Nick Twa, Business Manager

February 16, 2020

Thursday night, the boys swim team took on West Ottawa on senior night, falling in a hard-fought battle. Even though the team lost, players were not disheartened. “You know, senior night is always a good time,” MacDonald said. “We get to celebrate the seniors who are some of my good friends mov...

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 14: “Too Much Sauce”

Senior Owen Ross puts up a shot against Spring Lake. Ross, one of the teams captains, has led the team out of their conference play slump as of late.

Sam Woiteshek, Brendan Vander Meer, and Nick Twa

February 13, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. This week they are joined by senior basketball player Owen Ross. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2738842

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 13: “Talking the Talk”

Sophomore Nic Stump tries goes up for a shot against Spring Lake. Stump is one of the several new additions to the team this year.

Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer

February 6, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2676349-the-den-podcast-episode-13-talking-the-talk

Boys basketball to take on West Ottawa in conference rematch

Senior Adam Strom dribbles the ball up the court against Spring Lake on December 20. Strom, who is a senior leader on the team, will be an important factor in the team's game plan Friday.

Nick Twa, Business Manager

February 5, 2020

It has been a rough few weeks for the boys varsity basketball team. But after a close win against the Jenison Wildcats this past Friday and a rare Tuesday off, the squad looks to take off from their last victory. This time they take on conference foe West Ottawa, who the Bucs lost to 58-45 on Jan. 10. ...

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 12: “Shots Fired”

Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, Brendan Vander Meer, and Caleb Berko

January 31, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. This week they are joined by Bucs' Blade Managing Editor Caleb Berko. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2627233-the-den-podcast-episode-12-shots-fired ...

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 11: “Yessir”

Sam Woiteshek, Brendan Vander Meer, and Nick Twa

January 23, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. This week they are joined by special guest Adam Strom. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2561686-the-den-podcast-episode-11-yessir ...

“The Den” Podcast: “Oh Lord, Not Again”

Senior Andrew Sinke shakes off his eye injury in a game against Spring Lake. Sinke is the team's sharpshooter.

Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer

January 16, 2020

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2505436-the-den-podcast-episode-10-oh-lord-not-again...

Boys basketball to battle Spring Lake in Battle of the Bridge game

Senior Owen Ross drives to the hoop past a defender. As an intense player, Ross will be a catalyst for the Bucs this season.

Nick Twa, Business Manager

December 20, 2019

Tonight, the boys basketball team takes on the Lakers of Spring Lake with tip-off at 7:30 p.m.. Along with being the Battle of the Bridge game, it is also Bucs Pride night, so the players will be playing for a purpose. “We’re not playing for ourselves,” senior Adam Strom said. “We’re playi...

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 9: “It’s Our Applebee’s”

Junior Owen Ross attempts to convert a layup against East Kentwood. Ross has been a catalyst for the Bucs recently, leading them in scoring over the past three games.

December 18, 2019

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer give listeners an inside scoop on what to expect from this Friday's Grand Haven v. Spring Lake basketball games. ...

“The Den” Podcast, Episode 8: “Debate Club”

Senior Owen Ross drives to the hoop past a defender. As an intense player, Ross will be a catalyst for the Bucs this season.

Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa, and Brendan Vander Meer

December 11, 2019

Sports fanatics Sam Woiteshek, Nick Twa and Brendan Vander Meer give their hottest takes on what is happening in the world of sports. https://www.buzzsprout.com/722160/2265953-the-den-podcast-episode-8-debate-club

Boys basketball looks to fill shoes of past seniors for 2019-20 season

Boys varsity basketball coach Greg Immink runs with the team during tryouts. The weeks of practices all lead up to the squad's first game against Reeths-Puffer.

Nick Twa, Business Manager

December 10, 2019

The boys basketball team had its first practices leading up to the first game against the Reeths-Puffer Rockets this coming Friday.  With many senior leaders leaving the program this past year, this year’s seniors need to fill their shoes. Senior Will McWatters has high hopes for this season’s ...

Calling It Like I See It: The ultimate “Haven Rumble”

The Bucs break down after their home game against Reeths Puffer. Grand Haven finished the year with a 6-5 record overall and made it to the district finals.

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief

November 29, 2019

Sometimes you’ve had enough. It comes at different points for everyone. There’s a point where you’ve been pushed around so much that things look hopeless. Lifeless. Void of any meaning or worth. At this moment, you have a choice: sit there and keep getting knocked down, or stand up and fight back....