Prep Roundup: Haven wrestlers 5th at Lowell

Bucs' hockey falls to GRCC; ski team performs well
Tribune Staff
Jan 13, 2014

Grand Haven’s wrestling squad placed fifth at the Lowell Duals on Saturday.

The Buccaneers defeated Portage Northern, Stevensville Lakeshore and Grand Rapids Northview before losing to No. 3-ranked Hartland in the semifinals.

Grand Haven, now 14-2 on the year, then avenged its only other loss on the season by beating No. 10-ranked Byron Center.

Seniors Dakota Juarez and Connor Morley each went unbeaten on the day.

Juniors Chase VanHoef, Aaron Cummings and Camden Bertucci also wrestled well for the Bucs.

Grand Haven travels to Hudsonville to face the Eagles on Wednesday.            


Jake Steggles’ goal wasn’t enough for the Buccaneers’ varsity hockey team on Saturday as Grand Haven suffered a 3-1 loss to Grand Rapids Catholic Central.

Steggles scored a first-period goal to tie the game at 1-1. His tally was assisted by Hayden Modaff and James Calkins.

GRCC bounced back with a goal in the second period and another in the third to pull out the 3-1 win.

Both teams finished with 18 shots. Ryan Henning made 15 saves for the Bucs, while Tommy Bailey stopped 17 shots for Catholic Central.

Grand Haven now turns its attention to rival Mona Shores. The two teams will meet on Wednesday at L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon.


Grand Haven’s varsity ski team opened its season at Thursday’s Giant Slalom Championships.

The event was broken up into grade levels, and in the boys’ senior age group, the Bucccaneers’ Jack Griffin placed 14th.

Hannah Landman was third in the girls’ junior category, with Hailey Watkins placing fourth, Katie McKee sixth, Brogan Modd 11th and Katie Dewitt 13th.

Jack Leitner competed in the boys’ junior division, but did not record a time.

In the girls’ sophomore division, Alexandra Gust was fourth and Briannah Moynihan took 23rd.

Cody Gust was seventh in the boys’ sophomore category, followed by Ethan Nass in 13th place and Cody Peterson in 22nd.

Ellery Luckey was fourth in the girls’ freshman division, while Sophie Schmidt took seventh.

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