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Grand Haven's student publication of community significance since 1927

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Triumph Four out of five girls wrestlers pose for a picture at the Lady Mat Cat in Montague Michigan.

First ever girls wrestling Regionals

Riley Vining, Reporter February 17, 2022

For the first time in Michigan’s history, girls wrestling will have their own regional qualifying meet.  Michigan was the 29th state to sanction women’s wrestling, with only 32 states officially...

Coach Jeremey Wiebenga has been named regional wrestling coach of the year. (Photo courtesy of Jeremy Wiebenga)

Coach Wiebenga named regional wrestling coach of the year

Natalie Dupuis, Assigning Editor February 27, 2020

Wrestling coach Jeremy Wiebenga has been recognized as regional wrestling coach of the year. “Just knowing how to support your head coach and follow his lead is a job well done,” Wiebenga said.  He...

Freshmen Bode Wilson has his arms and legs wrapped   Hudsonvilles competitor, locking him in a dead lock.

Wrestling team dominates at Bucs Pride meet

Macayla Cramer, Reporter January 23, 2020

WHAT HAPPENED: The Grand Haven wrestling team dueled against Hudsonville last night in its home gym for Bucs Pride night. The purple match not only brought families and friends to the match but also...

A Grand Haven wrestler takes down an opponent during a home meet last season. (Bucs Blade file photo)

Wrestling team begins 2019/2020 season

Brendan Vander Meer, Reporter December 6, 2019

The Bucs wrestling team recently kicked off practice ahead of 2019/2020 season. “One thing that is nice is we only graduated four seniors,” head coach Vincent Gervais said. “We return the bulk...

Miller wrestles a Hudsonville opponent in a home district meet. He has been the Bucs No. 1 wrestler this year with a near-perfect record.

Wrestlers hoping to finish strong at individual states

Nick Twa, Business Manager February 26, 2019

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...

Junior Wyatt Syzmas is crowned victorius in the Bucs home dual meet this weekend. Grand Haven begins conference play this week at home against Caledonia.

Wrestling successful at home dual meet

Nick Twa, Business Manager December 18, 2018

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....

Daniel Guillen tossles with his opponent. Guillen has graduated, leaving senior Cody Miller and junior Riley Rhone to lead the team.

Season preview: Wrestling

Nick Twa, Business Manager December 2, 2018

The boys wrestling season kicks off this week and there’s a lot to look forward to in the season. Even though senior leaders from last season such as Daniel Guillen have graduated, there’s still great...

Senior wrestler Daniel Guillen attacks his opponent from Fruitport. Guillen is a vital member of this years team.

Team effort leads Bucs wrestlers to fend off Falcons

Sam Woiteshek, Co-Editor-In-Chief February 3, 2018

What Happened: Grand Haven took on East Kentwood in the GHHS Fieldhouse this past week and came out triumphant with a 46-22 win. A team effort was needed to beat the Falcons; it couldn’t be done by one...

The Buccaneer wrestling squad marches around Kellogg Arena before the start of state quarterfinals. The last time the team made it to state was 2012.

Grand Haven wrestling squad falls in state quarterfinals

Brianna Moynihan, Sports editor March 2, 2015

What happened: The Buccaneer wrestling squad traveled to the Kellogg Arena in Battle Creek on Friday, Feb. 27 to compete in the team state finals. The Bucs faced No. 2 seed Anchor Bay in the quarterfinals...

Senior 189-pound wrestler Nick Mulcahy breaks down Keenan Montoya of West Ottawa during the semifinal match at individual districts finals on Saturday, Feb. 14. Mulcahy went on to defeat Montoya in a 4-2 decision and advance to the finals.

Nine Grand Haven wrestlers advance to individual regional tournament

Brianna Moynihan, Sports editor February 17, 2015

 What happened: On Saturday, Feb. 14 Grand Haven hosted the individual wrestling district tournament. The Buccaneer wrestling squad will be advancing nine wrestlers to individual regionals on Saturday,...

Senior Drake Morley in a match on Feb. 2, 2015 against East Kentwood. The Bucs defeated the Falcons 38-26.

Grand Haven wrestling squad claims Division 1 district title

Adam Abraham, Senior staff writer February 12, 2015

What Happened: The Buccaneer wrestling squad added yet another piece of hardware to their showcase after winning the Division 1 district championship at Mona Shores on Wednesday night. They defeated Mona...

Senior heavy weight wrestler Chase VanHoefs current record is 25-1. VanHoef is ranked fourth in the state and recently signed to play football at Kent State this fall.

Player to watch: Chase VanHoef

Kevin Swain, Senior staff writer January 27, 2015

Senior 285-pound wrestler Chase VanHoef is the player to watch for Grand Haven athletics this week. At the Lakewood duals meet this past weekend, VanHoef had a strong performance which helped lead the...

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