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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


Filed under Briefs, Sports

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...

Wrestlers hoping to finish strong at individual states

Wrestlers hoping to finish strong at individual states

Nick Twa, Reporter

February 26, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Sports Score

WHAT’S HAPPENING: Senior Cody Miller and junior Riley Rhone are going to Ford Field in Detroit to compete for a state championship this weekend. They are the leading two wrestlers for the squad. They have to compete against the best in the state, both having the #1 wrestlers in their brackets. For Rh...

Pair of boys skiers prepared to impress at states

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

February 25, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Sports

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...

Boys skiing suffers defeat on Senior Night

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

February 8, 2019


Filed under Sports

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...

Hot takes from Super Bowl LIII

Hot takes from Super Bowl LIII

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Sports, Top Stories

1. The most interesting part of the game was the Super Bowl record punt Let’s admit it. You didn’t miss much if you only tuned into the commercials or the halftime extravaganza that Super Bowl LIII had to offer. The game set a Super Bowl record low for points and incidentally featured the lon...

Wrestling dominates West Ottawa in glorious fashion

Wrestling dominates West Ottawa in glorious fashion

Nick Twa, Reporter

January 24, 2019


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

WHAT HAPPENED/WHAT IT MEANS: The boys wrestling team took on perennial conference foe West Ottawa in an away meet Wednesday night. The squad won 68-6 and had total control of the meet the entire night. Only suffering one loss of a match, the Bucs kept their composure, making sure they could secure the win....

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...

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...

Seniors reflect on roller coaster tenure with the Bucs football program

Seniors reflect on roller coaster tenure with the Bucs football program

Jack Reus, Sports Editor

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports, Top Stories

The 2018 football season has come to an end for every athlete on the team, but for the seniors… it all comes to an end for good.  Which means no more practices, no more inside jokes with the team, no more two-a-days, no more Friday Night Lights.   The class of 2019 had a very different go ar...

Volleyball has magical season marked with district title

Volleyball has magical season marked with district title

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

December 3, 2018


Filed under Sports

The girls volleyball team finished the season with a record of 35-19-2 and which earned them fifth place in the O-K Red conference, and added a thrilling postseason run, losing to Rockford in the regional finals. “I was happy to have my last time on a volleyball court to be at home,” senior Ol...

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 ...

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. ...