Before both teams took home top-10 finishes at last month’s state finals, a pair of solid swims at the conference swim meets for Grand Haven and Spring Lake yielded a number of all-conference honors.
Both local swim programs had solid showings at Saturday's state swim finals, with Grand Haven taking a 10th place finish at the Division 1 finals on Hudsonville.
Tasked with a difficult trip to West Ottawa, Grand Haven’s boys swim and dive team were on the wrong end of a 185-124 scoreline on Thursday night in Holland. On West Ottawa’s senior night, the added energy led the Panthers to a number of strong swims that the Bucs just couldn’t keep up with.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — With all the controversy swirling around high school sports back in January, it’s easy to forget that boys swimming and diving, even as a non-contact sport, had about half its season chopped off the schedule.
Hello from Lake Orion, where Spring Lake is competing in the Division 3 state swim finals. I'll have updates throughout the day with the Lakers' results in their final action in fall sports.
HUDSONVILLE — After nearly 60 days without a competitive dive, Buccaneer junior Clare Duplissis finally was able to showcase her talents at the Division 1 state finals on Friday.
After Wednesday's update from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the official start date for a handful of winter sports was pushed back yet again by two weeks.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — The handful of swimmers preparing for this weekend’s state swim and dive finals have spent almost as much time out of the water as they have in it.
The state high school athletic association is piloting rapid-result COVID-19 tests for the remaining fall sports, including Spring Lake and Grand Haven swimmers and divers who are set to compete in the state finals Jan. 15-16.
The debate seemed to change every hour: Which high school sports would take place this fall? Which sports are safe to play? How can contact sports be played safely?
The MHSAA announced plans for an updated winter schedule on Wednesday, with the vast majority of winter sports currently kept off the field by state health orders.
With just a week to go until the Division 1 state meet, there was cause for optimism around the Grand Haven pool. The Buccaneers had just earned a surprise second-place finish in the O-K Red conference meet and, if things broke their way, a repeat of their seventh-place finish at the state m…
The 17-time Big Ten Champion University of Michigan women’s swim team accepts nothing less than premier success and Kathryn Ackerman is well accustomed to such and is settling nicely in her first year as a Wolverine.
The last fall sport for area teams is scheduled to finish just before Christmas, with girls swim and dive finally getting an end to their season on Dec. 22 and 23.
After a strong sophomore year, Grand Haven’s Isaac Postema earned plenty of postseason awards during a season that would normally have ended with a trip to the individual state finals.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced Sunday that all sports in Michigan, other than professional and college, must stop competition for three weeks in an effort to bat down an exponential spike in COVID-19 cases in Michigan.
GRANDVILLE — The Grand Haven swim team showed up in force at the O-K Red conference meet at Jenison High School on Saturday.
The Western Michigan Christian soccer program played a home game in a place that felt more comfortable than usual on Tuesday, opening its new Warrior Field with a 5-1 win over Ravenna.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — You might think after losing two of the top students in program history, Grand Haven swimming would have a tough time finding replacements.
Following a new executive order from Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday, the MHSAA has reinstated football into the fall sports calendar.
A meeting of the MHSAA’s Representative Council Friday yielded little change to current guidelines governing play for boys soccer, volleyball and girls swimming.
FERRYSBURG — The girls were a little nervous before they dove into Smith’s Bayou because of the seaweed and not being able to see, said Spring Lake High School girls swim coach Byron Kelly.
Those awaiting good news on the fate of three fall high school sports – boys soccer, girls swim and dive, and volleyball – will have to wait a little longer to find out if they can face opponents this fall.
After a successful final season in the pool, Kathryn Ackerman received one more final piece of hardware before heading off to Michigan in the fall.