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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor SAUGATUCK Even the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. That line, adapted from the poem “To a Mouse” by English poet Robert Burns, describes how, no matter how careful one’s planning, unforeseen can—and often do—arise. Such is the case when it comes to the construction of the […]

Blackhawks fall to state-ranked Wayland in district final

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor WAYLAND—Scoring isn’t usually a problem for the Wayland boys’ basketball team, as evidenced by the Wildcats’ point totals against Hopkins (82) and Allegan (88) in the first two rounds of district play. That’s what made the first half of Wayland’s Class B district title game against Fennville on Friday, March […]

Indians end regular season with win over Fennville

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent Andy Diaz’s first experience taking on rival Fennville in a head-coaching role didn’t go so well, as his Saugatuck boys’ basketball team lost by 15 points in January. The second time around went much better, with the Indians posting the 61-53 home win over the Blackhawks to close out the […]

Next generation of Saugatuck running stars bloom

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The next generation of Saugatuck High School distance running stars is surfacing in eighth-grader Nik Pettinga and seventh-grader Max Sharnas. Last weekend Pettinga, whose older brothers Jake and Zach were multiple all staters in track and cross country, won an elite middle school mile race at the University of Michigan. His best mile time is […]

Fennville cruises past Bangor

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent FENNVILLE—The Fennville boys’ basketball team did its best Harlem Globetrotters impression in racing to an 87-46 win over Bangor on Friday, Feb. 17. “We found out we got a couple of guys who can really handle the ball and see the court to play the point guard position after Jace […]

Saugatuck boys collect road win over Coloma

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor COLOMA—When an opposing player scores 40 points against you in a high school basketball game, that’s usually a recipe for disaster. Usually … but not always. Despite giving up 40 points to Coloma sophomore Zach Goodline, the Saugatuck boys’ basketball team still managed to secure the 60-53 road win over […]

Blackhawks see rally fall short in loss to visiting Bangor

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By Leo Martonosi Sports Correspondent FENNVILLE—The Fennville girls’ basketball team gave Bangor all it could handle for most of its game on Friday, Feb. 17. “A lot of our games this season have been winnable like this one,” said Blackhawks coach Cory Howard after his team dropped the 39-28 contest to Bangor. The Vikings scored […]

Dunn, Tiemeyer lead Indians to comeback win

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor HARTFORD—Gotham City has Batman and Robin. In its SAC contest with Hartford on Friday, Feb 10, the Saugatuck boys’ basketball had its own Dynamic Duo in the form of Blake Dunn and Teaque Tiemeyer. The pair combined for 20 fourth-quarter points to erase what had been a 13-point deficit in […]

Saugatuck girls win two, lose one

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By Jason Wesseldyk Sports Editor EAU CLAIRE—Saugatuck sophomore Morgan Beckman scored four times more points than the entire Eau Claire roster combined when the Indians traveled to Eau Claire on Tuesday, Feb. 7. And no, that’s not a misprint. Beckman poured in a game-best 20 points to lead Saugatuck to the 58-5 victory. The Indians […]