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Making sure every

Buccaneer fan stays RECORD: 2nd in the O-K Red Conference, ranked in
the top 15 in the state.

informed about the KEY ATHELETES: Senior Andrew Ireland, who

acts as a leader for the team and is the No. 1 runner. Se-

current ongoings in all nior Dominic Weatherwax recently set a personal record
at the Allendale Invite with a time of 16:01.7. Sophomore
Cole Rowden has built off his phenomenal rookie sea-


son with an equally amaz-
ing sophomore year. Other

sports programs
captains on the team, as well
RECORD: Finished the regular season 5th overall in as varsity runners include
the O-K Red Conference. seniors Kyle Eveland and
Nathan Wolffis, who act as
KEY ATHELETES: Freshman Caydee Constant motivators for the team. Ad-

finished with all conference honors. Senior Ally ditionally, key newcomers
Kingma earned All-conference honorable mention, like freshmen Ben Pease and
while also acting as a team leader alongside fellow Jon Tysman have emerged in
senior Jamie Gretzinger. Both Constant and Kingma Martin the second half of the season and
played pivotal roles in team’s success, as they were have added valuable depth to the
the two players the team could depend on for low team.
THEY SAID IT: “I think that as the season progress-
THEY SAID IT: “We all worked really hard and im- es we’re gonna work a lot better together and close some
proved as a team and individually.,” freshman Caydee Con- of the big gaps on our team,” senior Aidan Martin said.
stant said. “Our team is so encouraging. Everyone of us
worked to succeed and try to better our scores.” UPCOMING MATCHUP: The Grand Haven
runners will look to defend their conference title as they
UPCOMING MATCHUP: The Bucs completed partake in the O-K Red Conference championship. on
the regular season and finished regionals on Tuesday. Oct. 18 at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids.


RECORD: Tied for 2nd in the Ok-Red Conference.

Senior three-time All-Con-
ference runner Gabby Hen-
temann has continued her
dominance in her final sea-
son, leading the team once
again. She and fellow senior
speedster Abby Buitenhuis
have combined for a one-
RECORD: 6-2-3 in the O-K Red Conference, 7-3-3 overall. RECORD: 1-3 in the O-K Red Conference, 4-4 over- two punch, making them
all. Maracek one of the best duos in the con-
KEY ATHLETES: Senior Sam Scarpino and sophomore Charlie ference. Senior standout Gina Ma-
VanSingel have the led the way for the Bucs offensively, as the duo KEY ATHELETES: Junior Kathryn Ackerman, racek has added depth as the team’s
acts as the team’s main providers for goals. Defensively, seniors Trev- who continues to lead the team with outstanding times in No.3 runner, while also contributing much-needed depth
or Kalis and Jax Mast have been doing stellar work while Brenner the IM and freestyle events. Sophomore Georgia Basil’s to the team.
Kar has been solid in the net. Senior Jack DeKlyen has captained the distance swimming ability provides depth for the team
Bucs successfully as well. as well. Sophomore Ocean Veldhouse has built off her THEY SAID IT: “So far we’ve been making prog-
strong freshman campaign with an equally dominant sec- ress,” senior Gina Maracek said. “We’ve had some work-
THEY SAID IT : “We have been pretty banged up but people ond season in the backstroke event. outs that the girls have killed and their effort has shown in
are getting healthy and we are starting to click,” DeKlyen said. “The their races. We haven’t peaked yet which is a good thing
whole team is excited for the chance to compete for an O-K Red THEY SAID IT: “We are in the middle of some hard because we want to save that for conference and states.
championship this week and ready for the playoffs to come the week training right now,” Ackerman said. “Most of us aren’t go- Overall it’s been great and the girls have been amazing.”
after.” ing to have our best times. This training should set us up
to really successful at our upcoming meets.” UPCOMING MATCHUP: The Grand Haven
UPCOMING MATCHUP: The Buccaneers begin the post- bunch will look to continue their excellent performances
season against Mona Shores on Monday Oct. 15, looking to build UPCOMING MATCHUP: The Bucs will travel by attempting to capture the O-K Red Conference title on
off of last year’s reigonal run. to Grandville for next meet on Oct. 18. Oct. 18., October 12, 2018 SPORTS 17