Spring Lake senior Jenna Core represented the Lakers at the state championship round Saturday as a participant in the Top Shooter free throw competition.
Core was selected as one of the best free throw shooters in the state for her 81.33%, 61-for-75 performance from the charity stripe this season.
At the competition, two rounds of 25 shots each trimmed the field of 18 participants down to a final field to compete during halftime of the Division 4 state championship game.
Core made 45-of-50 preliminary shots, missing the final cut by just one made shot, but securing a top-10 finish.
Ella Stemmer of Saline High School finished as the winner of the free-throw competition, while Maddie Stevens of Forest Hills Northern won the 3-point contest.
Bucs host Shootout at the Shore
The Grand Haven girls water polo team continued their season over the weekend hosting the Shootout at the Shore tournament, attracting the best of the West for some early-season competition.
The Bucs had a tough outing, finishing 0-4 on the weekend. They began with a close loss to West Ottawa on Friday night, 6-4, followed up by an 11-0 loss to East Grand Rapids.
Saturday brought another shutout, as Grand Haven fell to East Kentwood 10-0, before taking on Forest Hills to finish the weekend with a 10-3 loss.
The tournament leaves the Bucs as 0-5 so far this season, with an 11-5 loss to East Kentwood in their season opener. They return to action today, visiting Rockford.
GH track cancels home opener
The Grand Haven boys and girls track and field teams were scheduled to open their home season Monday by hosting Zeeland West for a duel meet. The contest was canceled due to chilly temperatures. It will not be rescheduled.
The Bucs will return to action April 10 at West Ottawa.
Southside lax drops opener
Fruitport and Western Michigan Christian student-athletes have an opportunity to join a lacrosse team this spring with Southside Lacrosse. Southside is a co-op team made up of students from Mona Shores, Fruitport, Muskegon Catholic Central and WMC.
In their season opener Monday, Southside fell to East Kentwood by a final score of 18-3. They return to action tonight against South Christian at Mona Shores High School at 6 p.m.