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Blackhawks open fall season facing gauntlet

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor There will be no gentle easing into the season for Fennville. Rather, the Blackhawks open the season with a pair of perennial state powers, traveling to Schoolcraft in Week 1 and hosting Constantine in Week 2. Schoolcraft, which went 9-0 in the regular season last year and finished at 10-1 […]

Indians confident following record smashing year

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor The 2016 season is one Sauga-tuck coach Bill Dunn won’t soon forget. Not only did his Indians set a new school record for most points scored with 589 (53.5 per game), but they also set a school record for fewest points allowed with 64 (5.8 per game). The combination of […]

Gearin’ up for the gridiron

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Football season is approaching. For proof, all one had to do was drive past Saugatuck’s Jarvis Memorial Field last week. There, Saugatuck varsity football coach Bill Dunn (back row, third from right) held his school’s annual football camp for students entering grades seven through 12. A total of 52 student-athletes attended the camp, which serves […]

Indian track teams compete at state

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor COMSTOCK PARK—Winning state championships is no easy task. The Saugatuck boys’ track team just made it seem that way at times during the past four years. The Indians won back-to-back Division 4 state titles in 2015 and 2016 to give them three championships in four years. Saugatuck entered this season […]

Indian baseball falls in districts

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor GOBLES—A four-run fourth inning erased a 2-0 deficit for Saugatuck and helped the Indians to the 7-2 win over Fennville in a Division 3 baseball district semifinal on Saturday, June 3. Saugatuck dropped the title game 10-0 to Hopkins. The fourth-inning rally against Fennville included RBI singles from Carsie Walker […]

Saugatuck girls’ soccer appears in first district title game

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor COVERT—Having dropped a 5-0 decision to Hartford during the regular season, the Saugatuck girls’ soccer team wanted another shot at their SAC rivals. Saugatuck got that shot Division 4 district semifinal on Thursday, June 1, and made the most of it. With the score deadlocked at 1-1, Erin Stannis found […]

Fennville sweeps past Saugatuck in softball double header

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent   Saugatuck softball coach Matt Diaz almost didn’t recognize the Fennville squad that visited his team’s home field on Friday, May 26. “They’ve really gotten a lot better since we played two games with them (on May 11),” Diaz said of the Blackhawks. The comments by Diaz came after the […]

Indian track teams compete at MITCA State Meet

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor   CLARE—After winning both the boys’ and girls’ Division 4 Michigan Interscholastic Track & Field Coaches Association State Meet championships last season, Saugatuck moved up to Division 3 this season. And while the Indians were unable to match their title-winning performances, they again proved themselves to be among the top […]

Saugautuck track teams run away with regional championships

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Saugatuck sophomore Cory Gorgas had a day to remember at the Division 3 boys’ track regional hosted by the Indians. Not only did Gorgas win both the 1,600 (4:23.81) and 3,200-meter (9:17.01) runs, but he also anchored the winning effort by the 3,200 relay team (8:16.38). Orlando Carrion, Zach Pettinga […]