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Swim and dive shooting for success on Senior Night

Swim and dive shooting for success on Senior Night

Macayla Cramer, Reporter

January 24, 2019

What’s Happening: When it comes to the boys’ swim & dive team, its business as usual. The boys are hitting the pool fast and strong these past couple weeks in training. They have been putting in the yards and the results show it. The team already has a bunch of individuals and relays qualify for ...

Taper week begins for swim team

Taper week begins for swim team

Sam Woiteshek, Sports editor

October 24, 2018

As the swimming season dies down for the Grand Haven girls swimming team, the Bucs are not shying away from the pressure. Rather, they are swimming towards it. This 5-day stretch, often referred to as “hell week” by members of team, is where the squad buckles down and prepares for the postseason...

Bucs swim team dives into the 2017-18 season

Bucs swim team dives into the 2017-18 season

Wyatt Eikenberry, Reporter

December 14, 2017

     The boys kick off their season with two hour-long practices Mondays through Fridays, prepping for that first relay meet against Holland Christian next Thursday, Dec. 16. It’s gonna be a big meet seeing how it’s really gonna kick off the season. Quite literally, the guys will be testing the wa...

Lady Bucs swim team hopes to use momentum from conferences toward state meet

Lady Bucs swim team hopes to use momentum from conferences toward state meet

PJ Moffett, Reporter

November 9, 2017

What Happened: The Buccaneers had a really positive outcome from conferences, dropping almost seven minutes as a team. Although they fell just short of their goal to beat Hudsonville and finish third, they still finished fourth right behind, Hudsonville with Rockford in second and West Ottawa first, as Ka...

Ackerman and the Olympians

Ackerman and the Olympians

Nick Garvale, Reporter

November 9, 2017

Starting October 19 for four days, sophomore Kathryn Ackerman was selected to travel to Colorado to train with Olympians and swim with girls more her speed and skill. Ackerman is getting more well known in the swim community as she climbs up the ranks each day, now just fresh off of training at the US...

Lady Bucs swim and dive close out season at home

Lady Bucs swim and dive close out season at home

Ashton Voorhees, Reporter

October 21, 2017

What: The Bucs host the Hamilton Hawkeyes in their final home swim meet of the year. Looking to rebound after a loss in their last meet to West Ottawa, the Bucs will try to build on their 3-4 record in meets this season. It’s also senior night for the swim team, and the team aims to send their senior...

Boys swimming sport update

Boys swimming sport update

Luke Blauvelt, Senior staff writer

February 12, 2016

The water is still. Time slows and silence spreads as the swimmers take their positions on the starting blocks. The swimmers each go through their routines as they concentrate and prepare for diving into the water. The starting buzzer goes off. After racing two close relays, the Buccaneers are neck ...

Poort’s last lap

Poort’s last lap

Brianna Moynihan, Sports editor

March 24, 2015

Senior swimmer Spencer Poort is no stranger to the state stage - and as he embarked on his fourth and final journey to the state swim meet, only one thing was one his mind, nothing. It was the calm before the storm, the clarity before the chaos. It is the head space of a winner. “On the starting...

Gallery: Catalina 2014 Sun-Kissed Summer

Gallery: Catalina 2014 Sun-Kissed Summer

Maisy Hoffman, PR Manager

March 4, 2014

After a year of planning, and weeks of practicing, the 2014 Catalina performance went on without a hitch. The show, Sun-Kissed Summer included songs that one may listen to while at the beach or on long summer nights. This year line up was a combined effort all the officers involved, including seniors...