KENTWOOD – A lot can happen in just five seconds, just ask Grand Haven boys water polo head coach Bill Hamm.
Last Saturday was the busiest day on the high school calendar, but the fun hasn’t exactly stopped there. A handful of spring high school sports are wrapping up their state tournaments over the next two weeks, and there are a number of local teams ready to end their seasons on a high note.
KENTWOOD — Once Grand Haven boys water polo senior brothers Thomas and Michael MacDonald heard that they’d get another shot to take down a familiar foe in Friday’s regional semifinal game at East Kentwood High School, it’s safe to say they started licking their chops.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — When Kaci Wiebenga took over the head coaching position for the Grand Haven High School girls water polo team four years ago, it’s safe to say she started with a fresh slate.
GRAND HAVEN TWP. — This spring, the Grand Haven High School pool will be busier than usual, with both the boys and girls water polo teams at the school using the facilities for their seasons.
Grand Haven’s boys water polo team headed to East Lansing over the weekend to compete in the state championship tournament. After a hard-fought 14-8 loss to No. 1 seed Dexter, the Buccaneers dropped a 13-9 contest to Ann Arbor Huron.
The Grand Haven Tribune is counting down its top five teams from the 2018-19 athletic seasons. The No. 5 team of the year is the Grand Haven boys water polo team, thanks to their fourth-place finish in the state tournament despite having just one All-State honored player. Their team-first at…
It takes perspective to boil three years of hard work down to a moment, skill to execute in the face of that pressure and fortitude to persevere through the emotional gauntlet of goals realized and relinquished.
The Grand Haven boys water polo team clinched their fifth straight berth to the state championship tournament Friday night, defeating East Grand Rapids in the opening round of the regional tournament, 7-3, at Hudsonville High School.
The Tribune is counting down our top five male and female athletes, as well as teams for the 2017-18 athletic season. Our No. 2 male athlete of the year is Grand Haven’s Mason Fritz. Fritz established himself as one of the state’s premier water polo players before adding two new varsity spor…
EAST KENTWOOD – The tricky thing about the postseason, is that you can’t predict. The Grand Haven water polo team had assembled a perfect roadmap to the state finals, counting on stellar play throughout the playoffs, but were thrown way off course by a tumultuous regional tournament run.
Dedication is an irreplaceable trait in an aspiring athlete. The desire to go the extra mile, study film longer, lift heavier weights and take on the toughest competition is what separates champions from dreamers.
Chemistry is paramount in team athletics, particularly in high school, when talent is budding and athleticism is developing. Truly successful teams love the game, but above all else, love the teammates they play with.
JENISON — When all sights are set on a postseason run, regular season Monday night games can get lost in the wash, particularly when they come as the sixth contest in seven days.
The Grand Haven boys water polo team finished the year at 24-17 in 2016. After falling out of the top 10 rankings over the course of the season, the Buccaneers found their collective rhythm and accelerated through the playoffs, finishing third in the district and fourth in the regional to sn…
The Grand Haven Tribune is counting down its top five teams, as well as male and female athletes of the 2016-2017 school year. The No. 5 boys athlete of the year is Grand Ruster. Ruster led the Grand Haven water polo team as an All-Conference defender and facilitator, as well as the swim tea…
With a second-year head coach, a new, but experienced assistant, and a fresh crop of players new to the sport, the Grand Haven girls water polo team is taking their season one game at a time, but is excited to improve.