The Bucs' Blade

Boys skiing suffers defeat on Senior Night

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

February 8, 2019


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WHAT HAPPENED: The boys ski team took a trip to Cannonsburg to compete in their annual senior night meet. The team shared gifts with their coaches and the coaches shared pictures of the seniors throughout the senior’s time skiing on the team. The team took sixth place at the meet. WHAT IT MEANS: 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


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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...

Bowling sets high goals for season with two new coaches

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

November 29, 2018


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The Grand Haven Buccaneers’ varsity bowling team is going for the kill this season. They have their eyes on the prize as they aspire to win the state competition but will have to face some hardships while doing so. “Learning is our biggest goal,” senior Jonathan Garland said. “We want to wi...

Q&A with deer hunter Dylan Bruursema

Q&A with deer hunter Dylan Bruursema

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

November 28, 2018


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Junior Dylan Bruursema is an avid deer hunter whose family has been hunting for generations. Dylan was able to share some of his hunting experience and wisdom with me. Q: How long have you been hunting? A: “Probably eight years now.” Q: How many years have you been going up north for openin...

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


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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 ...

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...

Girls cross country ends season with a bang at O-K Red Conference championship

Girls cross country ends season with a bang at O-K Red Conference championship

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

October 25, 2018


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WHAT HAPPENED: The Grand Haven cross country girls team took the O-K Red Conference Championship, one of the state’s most competitive conferences, by storm this past Thursday. The varsity runners ended with a bang, for some it was their final meet, finishing in an overall 3rd place tie with Caledonia. ...

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


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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...

Bucs volleyball gets pair of wins to build momentum for postseason

Bucs volleyball gets pair of wins to build momentum for postseason

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

October 25, 2018


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What Happened: On Wednesday, the Bucs hosted the East Kentwood Falcons and the Grandville Bulldogs for their last two games before a chance at a postseason run. The night started with a high-intensity game that took all of five sets to settle. The Bucs defeated the Falcons in the last set by a score...