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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. ...

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


Filed under Briefs, Sports

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...

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


Filed under Briefs, Sports

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...

Season recap: Girls golf

Season recap: Girls golf

Nick Twa, Reporter

October 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

The Grand Haven girls golf team ended their regular season in 5th place overall for the O-K Red conference. Even though they had a rough go of it this season, there is still a lot of hope for next season. Losing some key players this past offseason led to some doubt. But for some, such as senior Ally K...

Grand Haven water polo shuts out Grandville in lopsided victory

Grand Haven water polo shuts out Grandville in lopsided victory

Mijan Ahmad Nizam, Reporter

October 4, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports

WHAT HAPPENED: The Grand Haven Buccaneers boys water polo team traveled to a struggling Grandville team’s pool on Monday and produced a lopsided victory, with a score of 14-0. WHAT IT MEANS:  With a win like this, it shows the team is starting to gain confidence and is finding their stride. They a...

Girls Soccer Weekly

Girls Soccer Weekly

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

May 6, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

What Happened: On Monday, the Buccaneers traveled to West Ottawa and won 5-3. After recent weeks of a sputtering offense, Grand Haven finally were able to get it going. Junior Alli Keyser led the Bucs with two goals, followed by senior Lucy Toppen, sophomore Jennifer Dear and junior Dahlia Jerovsek, all o...

Girls Lacrosse Preview: Spring Lake

Girls Lacrosse Preview: Spring Lake

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Briefs, Sports, Top Stories

What's Happening: Grand Haven's girls varsity lacrosse team will take on Spring Lake at home tonight in a highly anticipated game between two rivals. For three years straight, the Lakers have defeated the Buccaneers, making this year's seniors anxious and hungry to beat Spring Lake before they depa...