Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

The Bucs' Blade

The rugby team huddles before their match against Grandville. The team had just finished practicing for the game ahead.

Girls rugby falls to Grandville Bulldogs

Annabelle Waterman, Reporter October 15, 2022

What Happened: The Girls Rugby team played Grandville this past Tuesday, Oct. 11. The Buccaneers lost 3-45.    What This Means: The team has a 1-1 record. They’ve only had two official games,...

Seniors Zachary Bruursema, Austin Harp and Robby Tayler set up a promotional table during all lunches on Thursday, Feb. 10 in hopes to get people interested in rugby.

Grand Haven Boys Rugby Club in search of new players

Grace Montgomery, Editor In Chief February 10, 2022

The Grand Haven Boys Rugby Club is in search of new players for the upcoming spring season. Seniors Zachary Bruursema, Austin Harp and Robby Tayler set up a promotional table during all lunches on Thursday,...

Houghtailing, Reyes, and Melchers at their signing in the athletic conference room (photo courtesy Hannah Houghtailing).

Seniors to pursue Rugby at the next level

Sarah Mayer, News Editor November 15, 2021

On Wednesday, Nov. 9, seniors Samantha Melcher, Tina Reyes and Hannah Houghtailing signed to continue their Rugby career at Davenport University.  What pushed you to pursue Rugby in college? “Honestly,...

WINNER: Team picture after winning third before state finals in fall of 2019.

Girls rugby is looking for new members

Misgana Deur, Life Editor September 16, 2021

If you are interested in playing a fall sport, the girl's rugby team is looking for new members. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. No experience is needed.  “Rugby is a...

Spring sports event roundup

Spring sports starting

Misgana Deur, Life Editor March 3, 2021

WINNING: The girls rugby team pictured after their third place win in fall 2019.

Rugby put on hold

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor October 9, 2020

Due to COVID-19, rugby has been put on hold for this school year.  “I think it’s the right thing to do,” rugby coach Tom Foley said. “I don’t think there’s a way to meet the mandates in...

The team celebrates after a try. Bucs won 29-13.

Bucs’ rugby trumps West Catholic once again

Elizabeth Tibbe, Co-editor in chief April 22, 2015

What Happened: The Buccaneer Rugby Club took on West Catholic once again and came away with a 29-13 win compared to their previous 24-7 win. Key Player: Senior Josh Snively earns his first key player...

Rockford puts the ball into a scrum. The teams eight assembled players must fight for the ball.

Bucs’ rugby falls to Rockford

Elizabeth Tibbe, Co-editor in chief April 21, 2015

What Happened: JV rugby got their first loss early in the season to Rockford 16-0. Key Player: Spring Lake student Nicholas Bush earns key player of the night for his solid and consistent hits. What's...

The varsity team huddles to celebrate their win. They took on West Catholic and came away with a 24-7 win.

Buccaneer rugby defeats West Catholic

Elizabeth Tibbe, Co-editor in chief April 17, 2015

What happened: The growing rugby club traveled to West Catholic high school and came away with two wins. The junior varsity team won 10 to 7 after varsity showed off with a 24 to 7 win. Key player: Senior...

Senior Drew Danskine leads the team off the field after their win on Friday, March 27. The rugby club pulled off a 12-0 win against Catholic Central.

Rugby club defeats state champs

Elizabeth Tibbe, Co-editor in chief March 28, 2015

What Happened: Bracing bitter cold and harsh winds, the division two Bucs were defensively strong and held off 2014 division one state champs, Catholic Central on Friday, March 27. Key Player: Senior...

The Buccaneer Rugby Club had their first scrimmage at West Ottawa on March 24. Their next is Friday, March 27 at White Pines Intermediate.

Buccaneer Rugby sees first action of the season

Elizabeth Tibbe, Co-editor in chief March 25, 2015

What Happened: In their first action of the season, the Buccaneer Rugby Club scrimmaged division one and two teams at West Ottawa on March 24. Star of the game: Senior scrum half Luke Larkin was the...

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