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Saugatuck opens season with home win over Wyoming Lee

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Christmas was still nearly a month away when the Saugatuck boys’ basketball team hosted Wyoming Lee in the season-opener for both teams on Tuesday, Nov. 27. That didn’t stop Saugatuck players from giving their coach an early gift in the form of his first varsity win. Coaching in his first […]

Fennville boys split first two games

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor FENNVILLE—Talk about saving your best for last. After scoring seven points through the first three quarters of the boys’ basketball game between Fennville and Delton on Friday, Nov. 30, Blackhawk sophomore Brody Peterson erupted for 12 points in the final frame. That effort helped Fennville turned what had been a […]

Girls hoops: Saugatuck Fennville eye good years

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor SAUGATUCK Some coaches shy away from scheduling tough opponents at the start of season. Apparently, Saugatuck’s Kevin Tringali isn’t one of those coaches. “Hands down this is our toughest schedule yet,” Tringali said. “Our first three opponents had a combined regular-season record of 58-2 last season.” That early season schedule […]

Saugatuck, Fennville prepare for boys’ basketball season

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor SAUGATUCK Brian Ward is quite familiar with the Saugatuck boys’ basketball program, having served as JV coach for the past five seasons. That familiarity will come in handy as he has been named as the new coach of the Indians’ varsity squad. Ward replaces former coach Andy Diaz, who resigned […]

Saugatuck boys reign supreme at D4 state finals

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Gorgas wins individual title, leads Indians to team championship By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor BROOKLYN—He came. He ran. He conquered. That pretty much sums up Saugatuck senior Corey Gorgas’ experience at the Division 4 state finals at Michigan International Speedway on Saturday, Nov. 3. Gorgas turned in a time of 15:33 to finish 40 seconds […]

Saugatuck Girls reach podium with runner-up showing

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor BROOKLYN—Always the bride’s maid, never the bride. That’s the way it seemed to be for the Saugatuck girls’ cross country team when it came to its performance at the state finals: Four times in their history the Indians finished third in the state finals, one spot away from earning a […]

Indians fall to nemesis Pewamo-Westphalia in district finals

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor WESTPHALIA—As Saugatuck football coach Bill Dunn posed for a picture with his team’s seniors following its Division 7 district final against Pewamo-Westphalia, one of the players asked if they were supposed to smile. “Yes we’re smiling,” Dunn responded. “It’s been a great season. You guys have a lot to be […]

Stewart shines in Indian’s playoff victory over Kent City

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor KENT CITY—Senior quarterback Brad Dunn has been the focal point of the Saugatuck offense this season. And with good reason. During the regular season, Dunn rushed for nearly 2,200 yards and 38 touchdowns to lead the Indians to an 8-1 record. But in Saugatuck’s Division 7 playoff opener against host […]

Senior trio leads Saugatuck girls to regional championship

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor ALLENDALE—The Saugatuck girls’ cross country team wasn’t molded into a perennial power by settling for good enough. Rather, Indian coach Angelina Bauer sets the bar high for her athletes, who are taught to strive for excellence in everything they do. Take the Division 4 regional meet at Allendale on Saturday, […]

Indian boys prevail at regionals

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor ALLENDALE—Dominant. If you had to choose one word to describe the showing of the Saugatuck boys’ cross country team at its Division 4 regional meet in Allendale on Saturday, Oct. 27, that would likely to it. All five of Saugatuck scoring runners finished in the top seven as the Indians […]