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Saugatuck girls suffer heart-breaking loss to host Martin

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor MARTIN—Midway through the fourth quarter of the Saugatuck girls’ basketball team’s SAC Lakeshore contest against Martin on Friday, Feb. 1, the prospects of a win for the Indians looked promising. After all, Saugatuck had just reeled off 12 straight points to turn a four-point deficit into an eight-point lead at […]

Slow start proves costly as Indians drop game to clippers

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor MARTIN—Saugatuck boys’ basketball coach Brian Ward was concerned his team would be a little rusty when it traveled to Saugatuck for a SAC Lakeshore showdown on Friday, Feb. 1. And with good reason. Due to poor weather conditions, his team hadn’t played a game in two weeks. Worse yet, they […]

Saugatuck bounces back from slow start to upend Fennville

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent The Fennville girls’ basketball team came out of the dressing room on fire in jumping out to a 7-2 lead on host Saugatuck in the Friday, Jan. 18, matchup between the teams. “We thought this was a game we could win,” said Blackhawks’ second-year coach Chip Nightingale. However, the Indians […]

Girls’ basketball results

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Saugatuck 37 Allegan 43 Coming into its non-league game with Allegan on Tuesday, Jan. 15, the Saugatuck girls’ basketball team was riding a three-game winning streak. Allegan’s Alison Bishop did her part to make sure the Indians didn’t extend that streak to four. Bishop scored 11 of her game-high 24 […]

Blackhawks pin loss on rival Indians

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent Fennville boys’ basketball coach Joe Rodriguez knows full well how big the rivalry games with Saugatuck are every season. “I can’t remember it not being a game on the schedule that means the most to the players and to the fans,” said Rodriguez, who also played in the rivalry during […]

Fennville boys’ basketball hand Martin first loss of season

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent MARTIN—The Martin basketball team entered its SAC contest with visiting Fennville on Friday, Jan. 11, riding high, but it was the Blackhawks that traveled back home with the triumph. “Our defense was the difference,” said Fennville coach Joe Rodriguez after his squad saddled the Clippers with their first loss. The […]

Blackhawks falter against unbeaten Clippers

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent MARTIN—Doug MacVean couldn’t have been more delighted with how his girls’ basketball team from Martin performed on Friday, Jan. 11. The Clippers bested visiting Fennville 56-18 to stay unbeaten at 6-0. “This is the best this group of girls when it comes to playing together,” said MacVean, whose team was […]

Indian girls pick up third straight victory

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor WATERVLIET—Eight of the 10 players on Saugatuck’s roster scored in the game against Watervliet on Friday, Jan. 11, led by 17 points from Maddie Moore. The result was a 60-29 win in the Indians’ first action in three weeks following Christmas break. The win was the third in a row […]

Saugatuck boys fall short against Watervliet

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor WATERVLIET—Four players scored eight or more points for Saugatuck in its SAC showdown with Watervliet on Friday, Jan. 11, led by 17 from Brad Dunn. That balanced attack wasn’t enough, however, as the Indians suffered the 55-50 loss. Down by double digits in the fourth quarter, Saugatuck rallied to narrow […]

Saugatuck girls earn back to back victories

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor The season got off to a slow start for the Saugatuck girls’ basketball team, with the Indians dropping their first four games. Things are definitely looking up, however. After posting their first win of the season in the form of a 59-40 decision over Black River on Tuesday, Dec. 19, […]