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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, Reporter

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...

Lady Bucs basketball season recap

Lady Bucs basketball season recap

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

March 20, 2018

When junior Anna Strom pulled up for a three-pointer in the district final against the Muskegon, no matter the shot went in or missed the basket, the home crowd at GHHS Fieldhouse knew it was too little, too late. Fortunately for Strom, it went in, cutting the final score to a 37-34 Muskegon win, en...

The week in review: Girls basketball

The week in review: Girls basketball

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

February 26, 2018

What Happened This Past Week: The Lady Bucs’ started their week with an away game against the Grandville Bulldogs on Tuesday. Thanks to another strong defensive outing, particularly in the second half, the Lady Bucs were able to leave Grandville with a 47-33 win. Next up for the Bucs were the Fighting...

The week in review: Girls basketball

The week in review: Girls basketball

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

February 19, 2018

Last week: On Tuesday, Grand Haven took on Hudsonville at home and won 44-25. Another strong defensive showing from the Lady Bucs proved to be crucial in the win. Junior Alli Keyser led the Bucs with 13 points and seven assists, followed by senior Sophie Mariani who had a double-double of 10 points a...

Senior Sophie Mariani leads Lady Bucs with one-of-a-kind versatility

Senior Sophie Mariani leads Lady Bucs with one-of-a-kind versatility

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

February 15, 2018

Standing tall, senior Sophie Marini surveys the room. Anxiously waiting, she spots her interviewer at a nearby table. All of a sudden, the stern, battle-ready face she makes implies that she’s in the “zone” - and she’s not coming out of it. Later that night, out on the court against Caledonia, that same ...

Rivalry renewed as stingy Lady Bucs defense takes on Rockford fire-power

Rivalry renewed as stingy Lady Bucs defense takes on Rockford fire-power

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

January 18, 2018

What: The Lady Bucs travel to Rockford Friday to face the Rams in a tough conference clash. Their last time out, the Bucs beat a tough West Ottawa team in a close game thanks to defense and will look to do the same on their away trip. The Rams are a big conference foe, and the Bucs are going into the g...

Lady Bucs emerge victorious in defensive battle against Panthers

Lady Bucs emerge victorious in defensive battle against Panthers

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

January 13, 2018

What: The girls varsity basketball team bounced back from a close loss against East Kentwood with a 37-30 win against shoreline rivals West Ottawa. After a tough game littered with turnovers forced by persistent defense, the Bucs were able to overcome a seven point deficit and won by seven after several...

Girls basketball team cruises to victories in back-to-back games

Girls basketball team cruises to victories in back-to-back games

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

December 3, 2017

What Happened: Friday night Grand Haven took on Traverse City in their season and also home opener, defeating the Trojans in a blowout 55-10. Junior Alli Keyser paced the Bucs with 19 points and 10 steals, while junior Esther Byington chipped in an all-around effort with four points, three blocks and six...

Lady Bucs basketball closes out home series against second Traverse City school

Lady Bucs basketball closes out home series against second Traverse City school

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

December 2, 2017

The Lady Bucs will face Traverse City West in their second game against a Traverse City team in two days on Dec. 2. Coach K pinpointed that playing fast transition basketball is a goal of the team early in their season. “I think this year I think we’re a little bit deeper in our rotation and we...