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Saugatuck starts slow in losing effort

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor MUSKEGON—Slow starts have plagued the Saugatuck boys’ basketball team throughout the course of the season. The Indians’ non-conference contest with North Muskegon on Monday, Feb. 12, was another example of that. Saugatuck fell behind 22-14 at the end of the opening quarter and never fully recovered in suffering the 611-49 […]

Fennville boys earn win over host Martin

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor MARTIN—Fennville boys’ basketball coach Joe Rodriguez admitted to being a little concerned heading into his team’s makeup game at Martin on Monday, Feb. 12. “It was a Monday makeup game on the road with a big game looming the next day for us versus Tri-Unity,” Rodriguez said of the game, […]

Indian girls fall to Watervliet

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor Offensive woes in the second half cost the Saugatuck girls’ basketball team in its game with Watervliet on Tuesday, Feb. 6. Trailing 23-17 at halftime, the Indians were limited to 10 points in the second half to fall 44-27. “We’re really struggling to find an offensive rhythm in the half-court […]

Tiemeyer scores 20 to lead Saugatuck to win over Allegan

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent Teaque Tiemeyer was feeling extra good after Saugatuck’s 50-37 non-league boys’ basketball win over Allegan on Tuesday, Jan. 30. “This was huge,” said Tiemeyer, who not only led both teams in scoring with 20 points, but also gathered nine rebounds in the Indians’ third win of the season. Jackson Shriver […]

Slow start costs girls in loss to Allegan

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent Alison Bishop and her teammates from Allegan won out in a clash between Saugatuck and Madelyn Moore. “The girls played hard. They played well,” said Allegan coach Josh Holman after his team’s 49-32 triumph over the Indians on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Veteran Saugatuck coach Kevin Tringali said his team’s effort […]

Tough first quarter costs Indians in losing effort

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor KALAMAZOO—The defensive effort by the Saugatuck boys’ basketball team couldn’t have been much better during the final three quarters of its SAC contest with Kalamazoo Christian on Friday, Jan. 26. The Indians limited the Comets to 27 points in that span for an average of nine points per quarter. The […]

Saugatuck girls play well in loss to Kalamazoo Christian

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor KALAMAZOO—There are times when a team plays poorly and still wins. Other times a team can play well and still lose. The latter was the case for the Saugatuck girls’ basketball team in its SAC showdown with Kalamazoo Christian on Friday, Jan. 26. “I honestly felt tonight was one of […]

Fennville holds off Saugatuck in Never Forgotten Game

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor HOLLAND—The Friday, Jan. 19, boys’ basketball game between rivals Fennville and Saugatuck proved to be a back-and-forth affair that resulted in a 48-46 win for the Blackhawks. While pleased with the outcome, the final score was far from the first thing on Fennville coach Joe Rodriguez’s mind. “As coaches, we’re […]

Indians overcome shaky start to post win over Blackhawks

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor HOLLAND—Saugatuck senior Melody Antel never got the chance to see Wes Leonard play on the hardwood when he starred for Fennville from 2008 to 2011. But she knows all about his legacy, having taken part in the Never Forgotten Game against Fennville the last several years. “Every year before we […]

Fennville boys use 3-point barrage to upend Brandywine

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent FENNVILLE—The members of the Fennville boys’ basketball team weren’t literally on fire during their game with Niles Brandywine on Saturday, Jan. 13. But their long-range shooting sure was. “It was unreal. A lot of fun to see us knock down so many 3-point baskets,” said Fennville coach Joe Rodriguez after […]